The Beatitudes Matthew 5: 1-12 King James version
Jesus said: Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
If you are anything like me, your imagination would tell you that Jesus is saying once an individual has one of these characteristic you are blessed and safe with God.
On closer examination, those blessings are referring to the same thing; saved from eternal damnation and an individual must have all the characteristics Jesus mentioned to become a child of God.
We must remember Satan knows God, and is deceiving people by being do gooders, giving them the impression that they are blessed.
Far from the truth; each one of us has to have all the characters of the beatitudes for us to be really Blessed and saved from Hell.
That is the real reason for Jesus coming on earth and to die in our place, due to the love God has for us, so that we can be cleanse from all unrighteousness through his blood in order for us to become children of God.
Written by Cynthia Harry.