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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

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Yes, happiness is a VERY good thing. For those of us who have a personal relationship with Jesus. Happiness has an even more magnificent meaning— blessed.

In the Hebrew language the word “ashre” basically means “the state of prosperity or happiness that comes when a superior bestows his favor (blessing) on one.” (Vines Complete Expository of Old and New Testament Words) The subject of Jesus’s most loved and famous teaching— The Sermon on the Mount. In this teaching Jesus listed the eight principles of “biblical happiness”— The Beatitudes.

In the Bible the number 8 is representative of a new beginning… a new order or creation… man’s true “born again” event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life. For those seeking a new beginning— to be transformed into the image of Christ. The Beatitudes are foundational.

  • Blessed are the spiritually poor. The kingdom of heaven is theirs.
  • Blessed are those who mourn. They will be comforted.
  • Blessed are the meek and gentle. They will inherit the earth.
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. They will be filled.
  • Blessed are the merciful. They will be shown mercy.
  • Blessed are those who are pure in heart. They will see God.
  • Blessed are the peacemakers. They will be called children of God.
  • Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. The kingdom of heaven is theirs.

400010ca8f0bd33b909854097b6c8c81Over the next few weeks we will explore each of these beatitudes— God’s principles for a life of happiness. It is my prayer that at the end of this short journey. You will be able to boldly proclaim.

I have been crucified with Christ. In Him I have shared His crucifixion. It is no longer I who live, but Christ, the Messiah lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith in— by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in the Son of God. Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

AMEN!

Matthew 5:3-10 (The Voice)

Galatians 2:20 (Amplified)

 

Thanks for listening to my voice! Feel free to like and share it with your friends.

Have a great day! Rita

 

Be the VOICE heard amidst the deafening sound of sameness!

 

 

 

 

Be a VOICE shouting in the darkness. Lets love others!

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