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"Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit"

  • Matthew 5:1. God says, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”.

    The only way to discover the richness of God is to allow oneself to be made poor in spirit. This attribute found in the very nature and the character of a true follower of Christ is completely opposite to those who are arrogant, those who are self-willed, those who walk according to the desires of the flesh, those who are self-sufficient, self-righteous and wise in their own eyes. It is a godly attribute and it is something that we grow into and is worked into our nature and characters as we are being brought to the very end of ourselves and as we discover just how very needy and dependent on God we actually are as finite human beings. Even Jesus himself proclaimed in John 5:19 the Son can do nothing of himself, but what He sees the Father do. In John 5:30 He declares, I can of my own self do nothing, because I seek not My own will, but the will of my Father which has sent Me. Then again in John 15:5 of His disciples the Lord says these words, I am the vine, you are the branches; he that stays in Me and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me, you can do nothing.  

    I have learned in my pursuit of God that I am a man in desperate need of God. I am a very needy person in the presence of an all-sufficient God. Without Him I am nothing, I can do nothing, I can teach nothing, I can heal no one, I have no lasting abilities or resources that can keep me in the will of God. Of myself, I cannot obey, of myself, I cannot be holy, of myself I cannot be righteous, of myself I have no real strength and no power. By my fleshly abilities, I cannot resist temptation, understand the ways of the Spirit, understand scripture or even read the Bible not even to mention praying correctly. In my poverty of spirit I have discovered Him as my all-sufficient eternal and enduring source of existence and in Him and by Him I need to live and move and have my entire being. Without the operation and empowerment of the Holy Spirit in my life, I am indeed like a fish on dry ground. 

    To be poor in spirit is to realize my constant need of God. This also why Jesus said these words of those who trust in their self-sufficient riches, Mark 10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and said to His disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

    Earthly treasure many times blinds people from realizing their intense need of God because money produces a sense of false security. This can clearly be seen in the 7th letter in the book of Revelation chapter 3 to the church of the Laodiceans where the Holy Spirit sends forth a clear rebuke and admonition that they need to repent because their riches and earthly treasures have blinded them from the truth. He calls for discernment to distinguish between earthly treasure that blinds and ensnare compared to that which God esteems as the real spiritual treasures that have eternal value. People who are in pursuit of money becomes spiritually bankrupt before God. 

    As the Father declared to His servant Raymond Aguilera, Wake up people, smell the coffee, the Day of the Lord is here, the day of man's church is over, the pride, the arrogance, the theatrics, the way of speaking to fill up man's pockets, using the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, is over, the vengeance of God is direct and pointed. You can keep on preaching money, dollars, and see where you will find yourself, on the Day of Judgment; no one can buy their way into heaven, no one can sell heaven, no one's great, and no one is famous in the eyes of the Lord. Focus on Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and only Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that's where the power is, that's where the glory is. Remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus, or should I say the rich preacher, Pastor, Priest, and Lazarus. When the end comes, they will know how true these words are. All power and glory belong to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, all power belongs to Jehovah, and all power belongs to the Holy Spirit. These so-called famous preachers, evangelists are blinded by their so-called fame that means nothing to the Lord Jehovah, to the Lord Jesus Christ, to the Lord the Holy Spirit. They're digging a pit for themselves, in their fancy clothes, in their big houses, looking for the places of honor to sit. The ways of God are not the ways of man. The Word is humble, meek, as a child. A man has no power, man can heal no one, man can teach nothing unless the power of the Holy Spirit is working through them. They can claim this; they can claim that it doesn't make it so.

    They will receive no glory in heaven, for I do not recognize, I do not acknowledge, I do not know them. With each step that you take towards your heavenly Father, towards Jesus Christ of Nazareth, towards the Holy Spirit, you have to carry your cross with a humble spirit, with a hungry heart seeking Jesus Christ of Nazareth. All power, all glory, all might belong to Jehovah, belong to Jesus Christ of Nazareth, belong to the Holy Spirit. These men will never see what they are telling other people that they will find in heaven. They don't know Jehovah, they don't know Jesus Christ and they don't know the Holy Spirit. It doesn't matter how they say it, how often they say it, the blind leading the blind and they all fall into the pit. These words are hard, these words are pointed. These people have developed being an art of convincing people they are right, they are true, Jehovah God reads the heart, the Lord punishes and corrects everyone. There is no excuse. There is no way of talking your way out. Finding God is simple and its free. The love of God is the love of the hopeless and the hungry, the sick and the needy. Pray, pray and pray! I will hear you. I will examine your heart and I will save you from the Tele-evangelist, from the devil, from your enemies. The end is before you. Seek My Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth with a pure heart, with righteousness, read the Bible, have Communion, love one another and help one another, you are running out of time!

    Isa 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that you build to Me? and where is the place of My rest? 2 For all those things has My hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My word.

    A person that was brought by God to the very end of himself will discover the supreme happiness to be poor in spirit in the presence of the all-sufficiency of God because in this poverty of spirit all of God is made available unto Him as the scripture declares in Col 2: 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. A person that realizes by a revelation of the Spirit his total poverty of spirit will tap into the fullness of who God is and not himself, he will be a God-centered man and not a self-centered person. He will discover the Lord as the eternal fountain of divine pleasure, enjoyment, fulfillment and satisfaction. The peace of the King, the joy of the King and the righteousness of the great King will forever be his portion. O that we may come to the very end of ourselves so that we may discover the supreme riches of God.

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