“And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3.“Blessed — the poor in spirit – for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
4. Blessed — they that mourn – for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed — the meek – for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed — they that hunger and thirst after righteousness – for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed — the merciful – for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed — the pure in heart – for they shall see God.
9. Blessed — the peacemakers – for they shall be called the children of God.” [Mt.5:2-9]
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach unto thee – that he may dwell in thy courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house – even of thy Holy Temple.” [Ps.65:4]
We come now unto the crowning Biblical description of the true Child of God in this fallen and sinful world! Jesus declared Himself as being “the Way – the Truth – and the Life”! There is no other way for anyone — to come to the Heavenly Father – except by, and through, the Lord Jesus Christ! And, there never ever will be! Each one of these blessings of God’s great grace are bestowed by God in order to bring His lost sinner/children — out of their sin caused death and darkness – right into the Light and riches – of the glory of His grace granted Eternal Life. The sovereign Savior bestows His sovereign Grace – personally and individually – upon each one of His sinner/children. And, in this way He transforms them into becoming His living witnesses who are always busy bearing forth to the fallen world around them the glorious truth as to what great things have happened to them by Christ Jesus their Savior and Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ has eternally saved them by His Great Grace! And, the wonderful news of all this — is made known unto them — while they are still in this dark, damned, fallen, trial and tumultuous ‘war-filled’ world. Hence, God makes them to become true representatives and ambassadors for Christ and what He has done for them. He is their Peace – with Almighty — all Holy God – and now, therefore, they are His Peacemakers!
Is.43:10-11 says that they are His “Witnesses” whom He has chosen to go through this world proclaiming the “Gospel of Peace”! And, that’s just what they will do!
From Is.52:7 it is written: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him (all His Peace-makers) that bringeth good tidings – that publisheth Peace – that bringeth good tidings of good – that publisheth Salvation! That saith unto Zion (the spiritual abiding place of all of God’s children) Thy God reigneth!”
Oh glorious Truth for every sinner/Child of God that is yet in this sin filled world! Our God reigns over all! Praise His Holy Name!
The Lord Jesus said from Jn.14:27> “Peace I leave with you – my peace I give unto you – not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled – neither let it be afraid.”
If Christ gives it to us – He will never take it away from us! All these blessings of His grace are bestowed upon us. That means that they become a part of us – forever! “For the gifts and calling of God – are without repentance.” [Ro.11:29] Amen.
For Christ’s Glory Only! – John Carpenter