MATTHEW 5:10_for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
If the kingdom of heaven is something a little more earthly, than heavenly, we can experience it before death.
When Jesus walked on earth, the kingdom of heaven was all around Him. After His ascension to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within us. The Spirit leads us into that same kingdom. At His return, He will bring a new Kingdom with Him.
We should be excited about living in the kingdom of heaven. Never forget, it is a reward for the poor in spirit and the persecuted. Only Christians will find the path. They won’t find it by trying to be and do good. They will find it by allowing the Holy Spirit to teach them how to love – God first then each other.
Jesus told us in John 15:20 (KJV), “Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.”
This kind of righteousness comes with a high price. It also comes with a high reward – walking in the kingdom of heaven, in a fallen and sinful world.
The apostle John said in I John 4:17 (KJV),” … because as he is, so are we in this world.”
If Jesus did it, so can we!
Dear Jesus, I believe I can be like You. Help me find the way! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is still alive—As He is so will I be!