We long for the blessed Kingdom. It’s that longing for blessing, that longing for wholeness, that longing for Kingdom happiness that caused a crowd to sit at the feet of Jesus on the side of a mountain and listen to him preach the most profound sermon ever preached. And It’s a message the world needs to hear.
If you are brokenhearted, if you are lost, if you are mourning over your sin; or if as a follower of Jesus you are experiencing a season of sorrow – the Comforter himself is pulling you near, drawing you to his side. You will be comforted.
Jesus is concerned about the least of us, the downtrodden, the ones who have been left out. As the meek await the coming Kingdom, the return of Christ Jesus, we live in anticipation of a glorious inheritance that this world can not satisfy.
Hungering for righteousness is about hungering for God to move and renew us according to his character, his nature. It’s about longing for the Rightness of the Kingdom to be experienced in and thru us, Kingdom People.
We are most like Jesus when we are merciful. When we extend mercy we are testifying of the work of the cross in our lives and extending the ministry of mercy to others.
The Pure in heart will see God face to face. We will experience eternal glory. We will experience in fullness what we only get a taste of right now. Show me Your Glory!
Peacemakers are those who speak into the chaos and proclaim “Peace! Be still!” Being a peacemaker isn’t a passive stance, it’s an active, aggressive posture against the enemy to silence and push back against his plans.
There is a direct relationship between heavenly kingdom reward and being emptied out for Christ. So how do we respond to persecution? We pray. We preach. We persevere. Blessed are those who are persecuted. Blessed are those who persevere.