Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Revealed Plan (Part 2)

The "Master Plan" of Jesus Christ was begun during what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount.

In my opinion it is the greatest Word that God has ever handed to the human race. 

The first four "beatitudes" sets the foundation and an order to the elements needed for salvation.

Matthew 5:3-6 (KJV) 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

The poor in spirit: this is crucial for it means that man must recognize his own moral bankruptcy in order to make way for the control of Jesus in their life.

They that mourn: the mourning is for the individuals lost life in sin. This MUST occur if one is going to repent and be forgiven.

The meek: This occurs when one admits their personal inadequacy, turns to Christ in repentance, and receives His forgiveness. The exchange of self righteousness for His righteousness occurs. "Inherit the earth" means that the believer will reign with Christ when He sets up His rule on earth after His Second Advent. This will never happen properly until one become poor and admits sinfulness.

They which hunger and thirst: this is the proof in the pudding so to speak. Every born-again believer will exhibit this spiritual hunger and thirsting for more of Jesus and His righteousness in the same way the physical body craves food when experiencing hunger pains. If one is not exhibiting this then there is something wrong that needs to be fixed. Something has not been yielded to Christ. Something has broken down elementally in the first two. Generally it is in the full yielding of oneself to Jesus. Folks don't like getting off their throne and allowing Jesus to sit in it.

These are NOT meant to be perceived as "steps" to be followed religiously. They are elements which are incorporated into the what occurs instantly when one gives their life to Jesus and becomes born-again. It's grace through faith, not working a system.

This is the Jesus "side" of His revelation. Tune in tomorrow for the Paul "side" of the Revealed Plan of Jesus Christ. Something still needed to happen to make this revelation complete for us to experience.

Together we are...

...Keepin' it real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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