What does Jesus require of us to enter heaven above? He taught, “blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Those that love the Lord are humbled to be in His presence. They need Him in every way. Nothing in this world can satisfy them like the love of God. He goes on to say, “blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” In order to walk in the presence of God we must be made clean. Through repentance our sins are forgiven. We desire clean hands. We welcome the Holy Spirit to search our hearts. Jesus continues, “blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” When our hearts are convicted of God’s truth we are compelled to share it. Even through trials and tribulations our love is secure in Christ the Lord. All those that love the Lord Jesus, will be welcomed into His presence. These faithful followers of Jesus will be accepted into the heavenly realms. Paradise is awaiting all that live a life for Jesus. We shall rejoice when we see Him in heaven.
Jesus has taught us how to live our lives in order to inherit the kingdom of heaven. It is made clear that sinners will have no place there. All the wicked people will be sent to hell. There is no escape there. For this, it is vital that we examine our lives before God. If our souls aren’t in desperate need of a Savior than we are on the wrong path. If we are living a sinful life but believe we are saved because we go to church, we are only deceiving ourselves. It may sound good on the surface but Jesus will not know you. How can we be in the light of Christ if we aren’t sharing His message with others. Living a life for Christ will compel us to love one another and help bring souls to Christ. It will be in our nature to live a humble life. Things of this world will not give us pleasure but what we find in the Lord. We will be delivered from temptation as we seek the Lord. He will make us spotless as we repent and desire holiness in our lives. Keep these teachings in your hearts and live as Jesus taught. In doing so, you shall be saved. I believe in You Lord. My heart is yours.
Matthew 5:1-11 (KJV)
1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
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.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Artist: Judy Rogers
Album: Blessed – Songs The Beatitudes (2010)
Song: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart