Beatitudes: Equality and its Precepts

 

Beatitudes: Equality and its Precepts

 

 

Foreword:

My First plan on this Book Page was to describe how each Beatitude or “Blessed Assurance” can be tied to the Spirit. and Describe each Beatitude to prove equality. I was even going to provide a page for each verse.

 

I however came to a conclusion that the Spirit alone will decide on an individual basis what the qualifications are as to how each person perceives what a blessing is. Character defines this. Instead I found myself required to help others see what God has assured. What each person will feel and know to be the results of Gods blessings. And how to: recognize them; obtain them; and then accept them. This first page helps the reader partly to recognize them and prepares the reader to obtain them. The second Book Page spells them out directly and helps the reader to accept them. 

 

Opening:

 

This is an interesting lesson that I would like you to see with me. The Bible says to not render evil for evil. You remember that twenty-two, twenty-three years ago, the brothers were plotting to kill him, and now he is putting things together for their good. Not only is he saving the family, but he is negotiating where they would be living, so they would get the best.”

{Joseph Negotiating with Pharo in the Bible}

 

{This is one reason Egypt has been successful. They have blessed Gods People.}

 

 

Romans 12:14-21

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

It says "Recompense to no man evil for evil." So it's not just your brothers, your friend. And it says, if it lies within you, live peaceably with all men. He understands that it is not possible to live peaceably with all men, because sometimes it's not up to you. But if it is up to you, live peaceably with all men.

 

The difficulty is in determining whether it lies within you or within that other man, to live peaceably. We are not good at finding fault with ourselves. Someone asked me to find three things bad about myself, and I had difficulty. I know that I am bad, but I had difficulty finding three things negative about myself.

You know that when you have a fault in your own life, you see that fault more clearly in others. So if someone bothers you, maybe it is because that person is too much like you.

I heard a story about a man who went to the doctor and said, "My wife does not hear as clearly as she did in the past." So the doctor told him to make a test. He said, "Stay five feet away from your wife, and ask a question. Then if she doesn't answer, stand one foot closer and ask again, until she does answer." So he went home and stood five feet away from his wife and asked, "What's for dinner?" But she didn't hear him. So he stood four feet away and asked again. But she didn't hear him. So he stood three feet away and asked, then two feet away, and finally he stood one foot away from his wife and asked, "What's for dinner." Finally, she heard him. She said, "Chicken, I told you five times already. Quit asking."

I think you get the point of the story.”

 

Romans 12:21

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

That's exactly what Joseph did. This is a great example for us. And the best way to do this is to follow the example that Paul said,

 

2 Corinthians 5:16

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

 

If you look at someone according to the flesh, there is no way you can be at peace. But if you look closer, to know that there is a soul there. Abraham Lincoln said,

The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.

The Bible says that it used to be one eye for one eye, one tooth for one tooth. But we need to look more like our father on heaven. He lets it rain on the good and the bad. But for us, we are struggling with that, even though we are Christians. Some people, we don't feel like we can forgive them at all. And if we do, we feel like we are forced to”.

 

when you see sin in you it seems to be ok. But whem you see it in others you say its not ok”- golden rule

http://www.mychristianfellowship.org/audio/11.07.10-Exploring-Joseph's-Story-Part-11.mp3

November 7, 2010

 

Abe Lincoln said the best way to overcome your enemy is to make him become your friend.”

 

{The below statement must be taken in context or it will be mis understood.}

 

Before God There is no equality between the believer and the unbeliever, The Judgment begins at the house of God. The law is for believers and unbelievers to get along in the flesh. Seeing this keeps everyone under the same government until the unbeliever becomes another believer, or his children do. For some it takes longer than others. God will do as he likes to each. Some people that are unbelievers call it fate. We who believe know its Gods will. Though God may treat us different according to our decisions. However regardless we must forgive and do our best to bless each other as well as our enemy.

 

Take action and put into action our hearing of the word of God.”

 

http://www.mychristianfellowship.org/audio/11.07.10-Exploring-Joseph's-Story-Part-11.mp3

November 7, 2010

 

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

 

Joseph did not render evil for evil. Joseph took responsibility for his leadership and position and destiny. He arranged for Israel to become the separate and godly culture to take the land of Canaan.”

 

 

http://www.mychristianfellowship.org/audio/11.07.10-Exploring-Joseph's-Story-Part-11.mp3

November 7, 2010

 

The servants of the world were to be Israel, that is the purpose of the people who live in Canaan.

 

Paul talked about this separateness:

 

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

 

This scripture has been abused, but it is so simple. Matching unbeliever and a believer, they are unequal. There is no equality. You are trying to put them two together; it will just not work. They are not equal. And yoke, when I teach this in Haiti, it's so easy, because if you take a donkey and put it and an ox together, the donkey will not go, and the ox will go, so you have a problem right there. It is not only for marriage and dating unbelievers, it is for different things. But unfortunately, for marrying and dating unbelievers, this is key. If you get into a relationship with an unbeliever, you are calling for trouble. And most of the time, you will say, "Well, I will get him or her saved." Why don't you get him or her saved first? The Bible says that the man is the head of the family. But if we are head, the woman is the neck.

 

(Demonstrates how the neck moves the head back and forth)

 

If you are unequally yoked together, being the head doesn't mean much.

 

It's great that we listen to messages. It's great that we have the word of God and sound doctrine. But remember what Isaiah said. Who is listening? I am like an artist, with a good voice. But who hears? Nobody. Because after a while, the word of God has been preached now for so long. But it seems like for some reason, iniquity abounds. And not even looking at the whole world, say, this congregation for example, this community. We have been talking about not rendering evil for evil for a long time. We have been talking about separation for a long time. But don't you think that we are still struggling? Don't you think that it will be a long time before we reach the goal?

I remember one time I said to my brother John Jeffries, "We will do something new today. We will try to spend the whole day, every moment, with Christ in our minds." And it was a great day. But you know the next day you wake up and if you don't pay attention, before long you are looking at the wrong thing, and somebody is asking "What are you looking at?"

Let's try something. We are going to look at everyone not according to the flesh, but to see the soul. We are going to not render evil for evil. We are going to forgive. Can you imagine what it would be like if two hundred of us did this thing?”

 

What kinds of things try to take over your life? Addictions like drugs, sex, and gambling. There is the sin of anger, violence, and harshness. Some say, "That's just who I am; you'll have to deal with my irritability." But that's not true. We can choose whom to be with. We can say, "I forgive you, but if you ever do it again, I'm out of here. I'm not your doormat."

As you look forward to see where you're going, you also need to look back and see where you've been. Look back and ask, "How's my prayer life? How's my studying? How's my teaching?" And if those things aren't looking so good, then put them in order. That's your victory. That's your lion and your bear. That's what gives you the strength to face your Goliath.

Ask yourself, "In living this disciplined life, not giving in to this world, is there not a cause? Is this not a cause for me?" Make up your mind and get down to business with God, because God will give you all that you need. And then work within the framework of the ministry where God put you.

David trusted in his five stones; trust the church leadership, because you hear my message, and when you study and look it up, you'll know that I told you the truth. I don't care if you like me; I care if you know the truth. If the only reason you keep coming is because I made you mad on Sunday, then keep coming. Submit yourself to the leadership that God has provided, because they will help you gain access to that doorway where you'll hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

Church, I want you to see the world as an opportunity to be a “giant-killer.”' (Pastor Thomas. http://www.pillars.net/newsletter/service-notes/2011-02-13/as-i-see-it )

 

to be continued….