Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Are Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9 And here it is in the Amplified: Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, ]spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God! … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Are Peacemakers

Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in the Lives of Those Who are Merciful

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 Are we merciful?  To show mercy or to be merciful is to treat with compassion those who have done wrong.  To be lenient toward them, forgiving, not seeking revenge, or repaying injury for injury.  It means to not give the offender what they deserve.  … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in the Lives of Those Who are Merciful

What Great Blessings Are Seen in Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.  Matthew 5:6 Have you ever been hungry for cookies or chips? You’ve rummaged through every cupboard in search. At last, you see a familiar package behind the canned goods and pull it out. But you find it empty with mere crumbs … Continue reading What Great Blessings Are Seen in Those Who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness is often looked upon as weakness, wimpy. But true meekness is something altogether different. Webster defines Meek as quiet, gentle, patient, long-suffering, peaceful, easily imposed on, submissive. The translators of the Greek New Testament have similar definitions. But their definitions appear more … Continue reading Oh What Great Blessing is Seen in Those Who are Meek

Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.

 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn? Surely, this isn't true. But the Amplified Bible sounds even more absurd.  Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, … Continue reading Oh, What Great Blessings are Seen in Those Who Mourn.

He Shall be Called – Everlasting Father

I thought 'Mighty God' was awesome for His name until I considered 'EVERLASTING FATHER.' Talk about a full meal deal.  Wow!  Get ready for a feast. EVERLASTING is #5703 in Strong's.  And it comes from #5710. #5703 -'ad' : —eternity, ever(-lasting, -more), old, perpetually, world without end.   In layman's terms, Everlasting means: continuing future, i.e. … Continue reading He Shall be Called – Everlasting Father