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Rev   sermon otherwise called sunday messages are the words of God from the bible chapters with little explanations that aids fuller understanding , making it easy for us to apply Gods word to our daily living, these massages. makes use of local examples that will make you appriciate the wprd of God and know that according to prophet Hosea in the bible who said that God`s children are distroyed for lack of knowledge , many people read the bible but they do not get the import, that is they dont know how to apply it to thier daily living , but in the house of joseph, these messages are so made simple that one now sees that prophet hosea`s words are true because we dont know how to live Gods word, in the house of joseph where through this messages , able to know that whatever that goes wrong in our life we are responsible , which is inline with the igbo word that says "ihe na eme anyi si anyi n`aka" in the house of joseph God uses his messages to teach us how not to do our selves.read this messages and interact with the man of God in any area you need to know and how to apply it to your life in our help section or click here to go to our help section


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A SERIOUS MISCONCEPTION MALACHI 3:6-18: “And now we consider the proud and arrogant to be happy and favored; evildoers are exalted and prosper; yes, and when they test God, they escape [unpunished].” (v15)
13th September 2020  
Is this not the same misconceptions that we all have whereby we think that God allows the proud, arrogant and evil people to be happy, to be favoured, to be exalted and to be prosperous? We are having this misconception because we do not know how to follow the things of God and know that God’s justice runs even when and where we are myopic about it. Before we start to focus on each of the eight beatitudes –which form what I am describing as the psychology of Lord Jesus–consider with me the situation to which the prophet Malachi is drawing our attention in the passage we have today. Several times in his prophecy, Prophet Malachi indicts the Jews for the sinfulness of their heart and the many different ways in which they dishonour God just as much as we are included. Each time God reproached them they responded in open-mouthed amazement and wide-eyed innocence. Take this for example “You have spoken arrogantly against Me” says the LORD. Yet you ask, “What have we said against You?” as seen in verse 13 which reads, “Your words have been strong and hard against Me, says the Lord. Yet you say, What have we spoken against You?’’. God answers that question with these words: “You have said, “It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out His requirements and going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty? as seen in verse 14 which reads, “You have said, It is useless to serve God, and what profit is it if we keep His ordinances and walk gloomily and as if in mourning apparel before the Lord of hosts?”. Then we have the astonishing statement selected as our text for today “And now we consider the proud and arrogant to be happy and favored; evildoers are exalted and prosper; yes, and when they test God, they escape [unpunished].” The Jews of Malachi’s day were so confused and contorted (twisted or bent out of the normal shape) in their thinking that they equated arrogance with being blessed. They thought that those who put themselves first (the selfish people) were the happy or blessed ones. That’s how the Old Testament finishes –with a misconception of what it means to be blessed of God. After this, for 400 years, the nation of Israel went through a dark period during which no prophet’s voice was heard in the land. Then the Son of God our Lord Jesus came into our world. And in one of His first sermons –the Sermon on the Mount –He spelt out in detail and in crystal clear terms exactly what it means to be blessed of God. In that sermon the Lord Jesus made it clear that the attitude of “Me-first” arrogance which people taught is what true blessedness means is not the way to a blessed life instead He said that–humility is. Can you see how the word of God deals with issues; He does not handle or treat issues disjointedly but follows it consistently in order to bring the true meaning of it to mankind. The confusion concerning the true state of being blessed of God that was not fully understood in the Old Testament was why the Lord God first started with the issue of blessedness in His ministry on earth in order to clear up the issue in the New Testament with His sermon on the Beatitude itemizing all the attitudes that makes a person to be blessed. Today in spite of the fact that the issue of what makes a person to be truly blessed of God is given by the Lord Jesus, have we imbibed it, are we correctly practicing it or are we still having the same misconception? So do not deceive yourself thinking that you are blessed of God when you have not decisively made up your mind to live the Beatitude in your day to day dealings with people.
THE GATEWAY TO HAPPINESS PSALM 68:1-10: “But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice!” (v3)
6th September 2020   sermon source
Are you an uncompromisingly righteous person? If you are, and that is what all true children of God should try to be, the word of God said no matter the situation just as it will soon be with the people of Biafra land that you should be glad and in high spirit glorying before the Lord God and rejoicing jubilantly because you know that your enemies will soon be scattered because the Lord your God has arisen for His people! Last week we made reference to when the psychiatrist, Dr James Fisher: was searching for the positive attitudes that make for good stability and mental health, stumbled by accident on the Beatitudes of the Lord God and realized he need search no longer as it already exists as given by the Lord. Listen in his conclusion after close to 50 years’ experience of working with people with mental and emotional (soul) problems: ‘If you were to take the total sum of all authoritative articles ever written by the most qualified of psychologists, philosophers and psychiatrists on the subject of mental hygiene in the entire world–if you were to combine them and refine them and cleave out the excessive verbiage (excessively lengthy or technical speech or writing) in them–if you were to take the whole of the meat (useful portions of those articles) and none of the parsley (garnishing or seasoning to make the articles interesting), and if you were to have these unadulterated bits of pure scientific knowledge concisely expressed and compressed by the most capable of living poets. You would have an awkward and incomplete summation of our Lord’s Beatitudes –and it would suffer immeasurably through comparison.’ In other words you will find out that none of these manmade articles is as rich, complete and comprehensive as the Lord Jesus Beatitude given to us on the Mount! But yet we waste all our time studying and taking to memory these useless articles in place of the Lord’s Beatitude that should be a part of us. Earlier I commented that our attitudes determine our altitude that is–how high we rise in the spiritual stratosphere or the very highest levels of spiritual attainment. A similar point is expressed in the following lines: As man’s created spirit Up the ladder: God –ward mounts He finds it isn’t altitude But attitude that counts. There can be no doubt that the Beatitudes are the gateway to spiritual growth, health and happiness. As you enter into these devotions, may these ‘Be- attitudes’, with the help of the Spirit of God, become part of your daily thinking and daily living. Allow your life to be transformed or changed by the Beatitude because you cannot achieve life goals the way the Lord God ordained it with a defective attitude rendered you by worldliness and carnal living, this is the secret many people do not yet know which is why people keep wondering why in spite of all their life’s struggles and efforts there are no significant achievements to show for their labour. A sincere change or transformation of our entire carnal or worldly defected or affected attitude is needful this is why the Lord God spent a whole time teaching on this topic, so it is left for us in turn to also spend a whole time in learning and imbibing it for our good.
RESTRUCTURED THINKING ROMANS 12:1-8 “Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (v2)
30th August 2020   sermon source
Last week we learnt the need for us to be made whole by living a life made of excellent character, attitude, and behaviour based on the true divine word of God that help in the integration of our body, spirit and soul to be working in harmony with each other so that we can be at peace with our self avoiding the controversy or war inside of us and be able to make peace with our Lord God from our former alienation from Him. Before we look into detail at the eight key attitudes which Lord Jesus outlines for His disciples at the start of the Sermon on the Mount: we remind ourselves of what we mean by the word ‘soul’. The soul (Greek psuche, from which we get the word ‘psyche’ and ‘psychology’, we said the soul is that part of us with which we think, feel, desire and make decisions –it is the rational, emotional and choosing parts of us. Psuche is the power or brain ability a body must have if it is to be a man, as sight and the power to chop are what objects must have to be eyes or axes. Psychologists are called psychologists because they work in the realm of the soul only without reference to what the spirit realm stands for, the soul attempting to sway and bring about and facilitate in people seemingly better co-ordination in the way they think, feel and decide without realizing that the man (born spirit) who work with soul and spirit harmonically will think, feel and decide differently, which is the best way that the Lord God designed it to be. This phenomenon is why there are two different people in the world! One of the current popular approaches to helping a troubled soul is what is called ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’ (CBT). Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. The world experts have discovered that there is something wrong with people mentally but because they do not want to recognize the Lord God, hence they have busied themselves with the wrong approaches that give man no help. But last week we talked of the cognitive as Cognitive ability which may be defined as a “mental capability that … involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience” for which all ability comes from the realm of the soul only and does not have any contribution from the God-governed divine Spirit realm because the propagators are men and women born of flesh who does not have any true Spirit idea. We learnt that unhealthy thoughts, desires, feelings, and decisions that normally emanates from the soul are challenged by the teachings of the beatitude of the Lord with the aim to then change them to ones which are more helpful depending on the individual’s ability to know the truth. If every Christian lived out the right attitudes which our Lord Jesus taught us in the Beatitudes, all things being equal, I am convinced there would be happy or fulfilled persons contrary to the many unhappy and unfulfilled persons in the in the world and in the Christian Church today. The problem is that we have failed to try to find out what we lack in our so called cognitive behavioural therapy compared to what we should be gaining in the Lord Jesus Sermon on the Mount called the Beatitude! When our soul is troubled or traumatized with life setbacks as we go about our daily pursuit of livelihood, we discover that we cannot do or live life by ourselves through our soul only and achieve the purpose of God in creating us, in other words, we realize and discover that we need God’s spirit in us to guide us in our daily life. Then as circumstances and vicissitudes of life forces us to admit our dependency and need of the Lord God’s provisions in life we find purity of heart...reminding us of the Lord’s teaching in the Beatitude saying ‘blessed are the pure in heart’, is your heart pure, a pure heart is one that thinks, reasons, desires, feels, decides and acts in line with God’s truth, the Lord Jesus said, I am the way and the truth! Have we truly believed that He is the way and the truth? Always be sure that what you harbour in your heart and mind at each point in time is in line with the Lord’s truth. When we achieve purity of heart by conditioning our minds and heart with the true word of God’s gospel and Scripture, then our arrogance and boast of being self-sufficient and independent of the Lord God now give way to our being meek and in our true meekness we recall the words of the Lord Jesus in His message in the beatitude saying-blessed are the meek! Have you become a meek person, one humbled by life trends! Our meekness in life now make us to realize that all that we are and all that we have, our possessions and achievements are from Lord God Almighty which make us realize and begin to know how poor in spirit we are reminding us again when the Lord Jesus taught us saying-blessed are the poor in spirit! Have you realized your state of being poor in spirit and has it started moulding your life to be God centred in everything that you do, putting God first? Again as we keep living our life on earth, our misfortunes and failures in life in our earthly undertakings awakens in us the realization that we cannot succeed in life unless God be with us and this connect us to the pains and difficulties associated with our dealings and working in the world for which we cannot help but mourn-reminding us of the Lord’s word saying-blessed are those who mourn! Are you mourning as you move ahead with your life struggles, does it give you heart pains especially when you fail where you have invested so much? Our state of mournfulness makes us in reality to think less of ourselves and thus become merciful to others as we sincerely and sympathetically feel for them and wonder how they are making it in life realizing how difficult it is with us then we remember-blessed are the merciful! Now in all of the above we realize and discover that we have nowhere else to go or run to, so we turn our gaze expectantly back to God...”we have gone afar, there is no other way, only Jesus is the way and truth”, and the longer we gaze expectantly at God in our hopelessness, we try to hunger and thirst for righteousness, hunger and thirst for God’s life and assistance, and we become peacemakers reconciling ourselves back to God and even back to our neighbour and we remember-blessed are the peacemakers! Once we begin to live life this way, this is the life type for which Christ’s disciples are willing to be persecuted, a life of sacrifice, a life of righteousness, a life that is more about good and sincere relationship, a life for which Christ died and rose again and teaches us to live same. To live the life of the beatitude is what the world finds very difficult hence in prescribing remedy or solution to a troubled soul due to life circumstances and vicissitudes the world psychologists wrongly or erroneously gave them as prescription in helping a troubled soul with what they called ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’ instead of giving them the beatitude because they lack the knowledge of the true prescription for healthy living as remedy and solution in the famous Lord Jesus sermon on the Mount called the Beatitude. No wonder the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 which says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will [a]ease and relieve and [b]refresh [c]your souls.]”. Our character and our attitude is what determines what we are, what we are to be, and what we should be by the Lord Jesus’ standard, Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America once said: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude”. A clergyman said, I have watched pitiably how people self-sabotage themselves by seeking spiritual solutions to character-deficit issues. They look around at everybody as a suspect for their predicaments when their greatest demon lurking within them is-their character and attitude. There is no amount of spiritual penance that can substitute for character and attitude, do not go for prayers when you can only solve it by a simple change of character, there is need to find ways of depositing God’s character and attitude into our bankrupt souls. What would ultimately destroy a man going to high places in life is not really the enemies that are waiting for him there, but the character that followed him there, so do not take character for granted and do not attempt to use prayer for what a right character would solve for you, do not neglect the place of character in our relationship with people, it is your behaviour and character that actually triggers God’s manifestation. In the Shunammite woman, it wasn’t prayer that opened the door for her; it was her character. We pray, fast and bind demons while our greatly flawed character is what we need to deal with. The Chinese built the wall, but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards, eventually the guards were bribed and the enemies came through the doors, reminding the Chinese the superiority of human character and attitude-which reminds me of the saying, “while men slept, the enemy came and sow tares into the harvest and went their way” as seen in Matthew 13:25, the Chinese realised much later that the best defence against the enemy is not a fortified wall, but a fortified character. Thus, the building of human character and attitude comes before building of anything else. The greatest fraud in life is religion without character! Hire character; train skills. During the German divide of East and West Berlin, one day some East Berlin people dump truck load of garbage on West Berlin side. The people of West Berlin could have done the same, but they did not. Instead they took a truck loaded with canned food, bread, milk and other provisions and neatly packaged and stacked it on the East Berlin side. On top of this stacked canned food and provisions, the West Berlin people wrote: “Each Gives What He Has”. Truly you can only give what you have, that is why you have to be-attitude before you can do-attitude! What do you have to give: Hate or Love? Violence or Peace? Life or Death? Capacity to Build or Capacity to Destroy? Which? “Each Gives What He Has” Dr James Fisher, a psychiatrist who carried out research into the positive qualities that make for good mental health, said: ‘I dreamed of writing a handbook that would be simple, practical, and easy to follow: it would tell people how to live –what character, thoughts and attitudes and philosophies to cultivate, to imbibe and what pitfalls to avoid in seeking good mental health. And by accident I discovered that such a work had already been completed in–the Beatitudes’ of the Lord Jesus Christ. How interesting! One wonders why it is that the Church, which possesses such an influential blueprint for healthy and abundant living does not make more of it that today her membership is virtually bereft of it, too bad!
BODY AND SOUL–INTEGRATED ROMANS 13:8-14: ‘But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts). (v14)
23rd August 2020   sermon source
Did you hear that, that the only way you can keep your body whole (that is body, spirit and soul in unity without one militating against the other or not giving the other the correct function and services it ought to give) and fully integrated together whereby they will be functioning and guiding, and giving you the advantages they are designed to render to you is when you obey Romans thirteen verse fourteen by clothing yourself (with the indwelling of Christ) with Lord Jesus Christ, and forbid yourself from indulging in evil practices gratifying or pleasing your cravings or urges for evil desires, lust and the rest of them which you know. The whole aim of the teachings of the gospel is to mould and teach you how to be able to carry out Romans thirteen verse fourteen in your life on earth. Last week we mentioned that one of our desires is for the Lord God Almighty to make us whole, body, spirit and soul intact without one or any part being contaminated in us by any evil spirit posing great problems to us just as is the case with many people today. Our age is fully fascinated with psychology (psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, or it is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. On the other hand cognitive is a term referring to the mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension. Cognitive ability may be defined as a “mental capability that … involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience” These cognitive processes includes thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem-solving and these are higher-level functions of the brain and encompass language, imagination, perception, and planning) and mental wellbeing. Cognitive skills, also called cognitive functions, cognitive abilities or cognitive capacities, are brain-based skills which are needed in acquisition of knowledge, manipulation of information, and reasoning. for example have to do with the eight core cognitive capacities which are:  Sustained Attention... is the basic ability to look at, listen to and think about classroom tasks over a period of time. All teaching and learning depends on it. Without attention, new learning simply does not happen, and issues of understanding and memory are of no relevance.  Response Inhibition... is the ability to inhibit one’s own response to distractions. Imagine two children paying close attention to a lesson, when there is a sudden noise in the hallway. The child who maintains attention has better response inhibition.  Speed of Information processing... refers to how quickly a learner can process incoming information. Some scientists consider speed of information processing a central aspect of IQ. Many children with attention problems often are unable to keep up with the lesson plan presented by the teacher.  Cognitive Flexibility and control... is the ability to change what you are thinking about, how you are thinking about it and even what you think about it – in other words, the ability to change your mind. Cognitive flexibility is required in multiple ways throughout the school day.  Multiple Simultaneous Attention... is the ability to multitask with success. It is the ability to move attention and effort back and forth between two or more activities when engaged in them at the same time. It makes demands on sustained attention, response inhibition and speed of information processing, and also requires planning and strategy.  Working Memory... refers to the ability to remember instructions or keep information in the mind long enough to perform tasks. We use simple working memory when we look at a phone number and keep it in mind while we dial it. Working memory is the sketch pad of the mind where we put things to think about and manipulate.  Category Formation... is the ability to organize information, concepts and skills into categories, and forms the cognitive basis for higher-level abilities like applying, analyzing, and evaluating those concepts and skills. Categories are the basis of language and organization of the world.  Pattern Recognition and Inductive thinking is a special ability of the human brain to not only find patterns, but figure out in a logical way what those patterns suggest about what will happen next. In a broad sense, pattern recognition and inductive thinking form the basis for all scientific inquiry. And other word for cognitive are: Cerebral Mental Psychological Intellectual Intrapersonal Perceptive Rational Thinking Intellective Reasoning There is however, only one true psychology –what I call the psychology of Lord Jesus. It is my firm belief that the teaching contained in the Lord’s sermon called the Beatitudes or Sermon on the Mount is the finest prescription for mental, emotional and spiritual health ever given. No psychologist can gainsay them. It is, however, helpful to keep in mind that the sermon are ‘be-attitudes’ and not ‘do–attitudes’. The doing comes out of the being; hence you have to be-attitude first before you can do-attitude. As we said last week, our attitudes have a profound influence on us –physically as well as emotionally. A missionary to the Philippines tells how, during the Second World War, he and his wife were captured by the Japanese and sent to a prison camp. Before leaving their home they were told that they could only take what they could carry. The missionary’s wife weighed just 100 Ib. yet managed to carry a 200 Ib. load, consisting mostly of tinned food, a distance of five miles –neither of them could lift it after they arrived. It is our attitude that makes us fill our homes with things needful and ones not needed. One scientist says that normally we use only about an eighth of our physical reserves, and that the additional reserves or the surplus are often brought into play by our attitudes and they have their consequences on us. In the case of the missionary’s wife, her attitude has made her not to adhere to the warning of taking only what she can carry which ended up breaking her health down at the end of the journey, if she dies of this stress of overload, where will she be enjoying the excess of her tinned food? Do you see how our attitude can be our problem? If our attitudes can help tap hidden physical reserves then it is very essential that we should think of what effect the beautiful attitudes outlined by Lord Jesus will have on us. God has so designed us that the right attitudes result in healthy outcomes in our bodies. Reserve can refer to backup supplies or resources; it can be capital reserve, revenue reserve, statutory reserve, realized reserve, unrealized reserve and health reserve. So the human system have its own reserve that we don’t have to over taxed or over use otherwise it will fail. What if the reserves produce unhealthy effects? So we have to be very conscious of the things we do that could possibly produce unhealthy effects due to these attitudes in us. Then our bodies, our spirit and our souls would or should be trained to resist these things that would make our bodies, spirit and souls to be against each other. These spiritual laws and principles are written by the same God for the same purpose–which is to have a blessed and effective living on earth.
A PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH MATTHEW 5:1-12: “Seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and when He was seated, His disciples came to Him.” (v1)
16th August 2020   sermon source
Remember that we learnt about living life whole, which is having your life body, spirit and soul all complete and intact without anyone being dented by evil spirit, especially your soul. We have also learnt what it takes to live life that is completely saved, and we know that our salvation need to be properly guided by making sure that we are in tune with the Lord Jesus Christ by keeping our cleansing, maintaining our being dead in sin, keeping all the requirements of our being raised to a new life with our sin-forgiven being intact for our journey to eternity heaven from this existence to be assured and for all the evil plans of our adversaries to be overcome giving us the benefits of our complete salvation as seen in Jn. 1:16, meaning that there are benefits when one succeeds to achieve a complete salvation. Today we shall be considering what people need to know and do in order to live a life that is complete with the deepest possible contentment and that is truly blessed of God. It is in our lives that God does His greatest work. No one knows the personality in every individual better than Lord Jesus because He designed them when He gave life to every one of us. The stamp of Christ is on all creation, including the human soul, as seen in Colossians 1:16 which says “16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him”. Frequently I have thought that if we could look deep inside the soul we would find the words inscription “Made by Him and for Him” sewn into the fabric of the soul’s very structure. But what exactly is the soul? A basic definition is this: the soul is the part of us with which we think, feel, desire and decide, or to put it another way, our thoughts, desire, feelings and will comes from our soul. Traditionally, three positions have been put forward concerning the soul: that the soul is naturally Christian: that the soul is naturally pagan: that the soul is naturally half pagan and half Christian. I vote for the first view: that the soul is naturally Christian. We are God’s image bearers –in whom the image of God has been marred by sin. The soul is not naturally pagan and so when it is pagan it is eccentric –off-centre. Eccentric is of a person or their behaviour, unconventional and slightly strange. A radiant man of 82 years old declared after he had invited Christ into his soul. ‘I know I had done the right in surrendering to Christ, for the moment I received Him I was no longer fighting with myself.’ This comment highlights the fact that the way of Christ and the way of the soul are one. ‘When the soul finds Christ, It finds itself.’ When the soul naturally become any other thing (pagan, half Christian, half pagan, other religions) other than Christian, it becomes off-centre and you know that Christ is the centre. From the above, what we said is the soul comes into its own when Christ dwells in it. Christ’s will is the life of the soul, and any other will is its tension or its controversy. If the soul were naturally pagan it would be very ill at ease when coming into the kingdom of God, but instead it feels a releasing sense of homecoming, which shows it is naturally Christian! In today’s reading Lord Jesus describes the qualities necessary for the soul to function as it should, and the best prescription for spiritual and mental health it is possible to find. They form what I like to describe as ‘the psychology’ because it simply means a study and understanding of the working of the soul’. And who is better to understand the soul than Lord Jesus? He is the Master Psychologist. These eight crisp and powerful statements give us the irreducible minimum divine standards of beautiful healthy attitudes that we need for our soul to function in the way it was designed by the Creator. What Lord Jesus presents here for our development are healthy attitudes of life that we need to imbibe, and that is why we call them ‘the Be-attitudes’, or ‘Declaration of Blessedness’, or if you prefer ‘the Beautiful Attitudes’ given by the Lord Himself on His popular Sermon on the Mount. In the Lord’s declaration of Blessedness on the mount each statement begins with the word ‘blessed’, so it follows that if you want your life to be blessed, then the more fully these attitudes are in you, the more content you will be. An attitude is ‘a settled mode or way of thinking, of feeling or of desiring something.’ The attitudes Lord Jesus talks about in these verses will have a powerful influence on us–spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and even physically. Someone said, ‘Your attitudes determine your attitude’: in other words, your growth as a Christian depends largely on your inner attitudes and the way they are controllably displayed in relation to yourself and to your fellow human. When these eight or nine beautiful attitudes as declared by the Lord Jesus as itemized in all the ‘blessed’ become such a part of us, then believe me, the sky is the limit or will be our limit in life if we are able to apply these itemized beautiful attitudes of life in our daily work of life:  Blessed is the Poor in Spirit, the humble, the insignificant ones for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,  Blessed are those who Morn, those who have matchless Grace of comfort, they will be comforted,  Blessed are the Meek, the patient long suffering people, for they are those who shall inherit the earth,  Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for righteousness and right standing with God, for they shall be satisfied,  Blessed are the Merciful, for they are those who shall obtain mercy,  Blessed are those with His Grace, for they shall see God,  Blessed are the Makers and Sustainers of Peace, they are those who shall be called Sons and Daughters of God,  Blessed are those who are Persecuted for Righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,  Blessed are those who people revile and persecute, saying all kinds of evil things against falsely on God’s account, for they will receive great, strong and intense reward in heaven.
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