Who doesn't want to be more blessed of God?! Though you may feel sometimes like everything is out of your control, one thing you can control is your mind. People attempt to control others and even their circumstances, but what we need to control is our own thoughts. As you will see, taking responsibility for your attitude is the first step in aligning yourself with God and His greatest blessings.
Do you want to be happy? The pursuit of happiness is a choice. This decision is made by what we place our attention on and in turn, what we choose to ignore. In these statements commonly know as The Beattitudes, Christ teaches us how to be blessed and what to focus on in order to be happy. This serves as His introduction to the Sermon on the Mount.
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.
Thanks be to God, for He not only came in Adamic flesh to die for us but "he opened his mouth, and taught." What would we do if we were left to learn how to live in the Spirit on our own. He sees "the multitudes" of His people today as well expecting "his disciples" to take this message to them. In this blueprint, Christ lays the foundation for both what is taught by Him in the Gospels and by the Apostles in the New Testament on living in the Spirit. Everything flows from the Sermon on the Mount beginning with the Beattitudes. For to BE is to purposefully live in the NOW, reflecting the I AM Nature God has placed within each in His race.
What Christ defines throughout the Beattitudes is our ability to allow His Spirit to control our feelings by the attitude of our mind. To be "poor in spirit", to "mourn", and to be "meek" are all attitudes this world completely goes against. For we've been told, through church attendance, shallow emotionalism, and/or observing external traditions we become more spiritual. We are taught how to distract ourselves from seeing what's going on even in our own lives. And we are told that strength is only might, no matter how out of control or destructive it may be. Yet Christ is showing us the attitudes which will lead us to our ideal abundant life.
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,
Here we recognize the manner at which "He taught them, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him". In other words, due to the crowds, He went up to a higher plain and sat down to teach them. They were not in a church building or synagogue. They were in the open air and as He began to speak, life in the Spirit was flowing, reaching us with this even today. SINCE GOD LIVES INSIDE YOU HE CAN TEACH YOU ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. The Apostle Matthew makes a distinction between "the multitudes" and Christ's "disciples". Which do you consider yourself: a spectator or a participant in the ministry of "the kingdom of heaven"? Christ wants to lift your spirit high "up into a mountain" of truth and righteousness, never to be the same again! If we each will make the personal choice to work daily on these things from within, eventually we will see things around us change for the better as well. Here He begins:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
First of all, this is not teaching that it is best for Christians to be poor, though many seem to want to believe it is. This has nothing to do with how much or how little you begin with, but how you choose to see the way your life has been. Also, each of us have different desires. One may want to be wealthy as everything in his life has been preparing him for that blessing from God. Whereas another may be fulfilled and happy living a simple, quiet life without a whole lot around them. Either way, the word "Blessed" speaks of one who in his mind has it all.
"Blessed" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3107 makarios which is supremely blest... fortunate, well off: -blessed, happy. Again, we all vary on what we may desire. But whatever little bit of "heaven" on earth you desire will come to pass for you thru controlling your mind, and it begins by BEING this certain way. Liddell and Scott's defines it as blessed, happy... the rich and better educated. There's no doubt, the education leading to this level of blessedness thru inner renewal is taught here by Christ. Obviously this is something we learn to do otherwise Christ would not be instructing His disciples on how to do it.
In Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible by Spiros Zodhiates (a Greek), this "Blessed" is explained as "possessing the characteristics of deity... A blessed person is one who God makes fully satisfied, not because of favorable circumstances, but because He indwells the believer..." What characteristic of Deity can we achieve thru this? Being blessed by having what we desire coming to pass. For how could anyone feel like they are blessed of God, if God did not give them what they personally desired and asked Him for? How could anyone be at this level of happiness unless it was thru asking for and receiving exactly what we wanted?
Here we see our approach to being blessed first begins by being "poor in spirit". The Greek word for "poor" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4434 which is simply a beggar. We are to be a beggar in spirit; one who sees his own spiritual poverty and lack of spiritual power- emptiness. Zodhiates expresses of this word as "one who... needs lifting." This world teaches us that who we are is determined by what we have, what we achieve, and/or what others think of us, resulting in reoccurring worry, doubts, and fears along with a broken heart and shattered dreams. Yet this does not have to continue on. For if we will see that all that's happened to us in the past was to now reveal what we've been neglecting inwardly, we can turn our life into one which is truly blessed.
Becoming poor in spirit occurs when we judge ourselves, recognizing our lack of power which comes from the Spirit within. Recognizing the emptiness you feel as a result from settling for things you really don't want, provides the needed incentive to once and for all begin trusting God. To be poor in spirit is to give more of yourself to the Spirit and less to your flesh and this world. We know we are being this way when we learn the way to receive is to give to others, and that receiving from God comes by faith.
For the familiar word "spirit" #4151, which among other more familiar definitions such as breath... ghost and life, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance gives mental disposition and mind. CHRIST IS POINTING TO THE POVERTY OF OUR MINDS. The world seeks to offers every distraction to your mind, along with alternatives to attempt an escape leading to such shallowness. We are told that as long as we get a good secular education, we will be fine. Christ is telling us unless we are poor in spirit we have no depth and will miss God's greatest blessings. Understand, according to Christ here, to recognize your own spiritual poverty, that you lack something in your mind you have not and cannot get from this world, means "the kingdom of heaven" is yours.
Most began our Christian profession because we want to go to heaven. Yet "the kingdom of heaven" isn't just in reference to a much more comfortable, eternal destination but as Strong's Exhaustive Concordance defines it as #932 the rule... realm... and reign of heaven; a state of mind. For notice what Christ doesn't say here. He doesn't say you will go to heaven if you are poor in spirit. But that if you are poor in spirit, you are already blessed because "the kingdom of heaven" IS yours, present tense. God holds nothing back from us as long as we seek to possess the right attitude! So how is it we express that we are poor in spirit?
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
We acknowledge our emptiness, our spiritual poverty by first mourning over it. Ecclesiates 3 says, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the sun... A time to be born, and a time to die... A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance". While most try to avoid taking responsibility for our shallow minds, blaming others for our own problems and the problems in this world, Christ is pointing out the only way to "be comforted" is to mourn. Do you really want lasting happiness, "to dance" and really celebrate? Then you must first be willing to mourn.
So being poor in spirit leads us to "mourn", Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3996 which is to grieve... wail. Life can be so hard and many times we seek some kind of comfort, yet we will not receive it from God until we are willing to mourn. We cannot expect to be among the truly blessed in this life unless we admit we are so empty because we have neglected our spiritual life. Yet once we see we can possess the kingdom, we will mourn and find God's comfort.
So it does not stop just at us mourning, there's more to our Lord's statement, "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." The ones who really mourn, are the happy ones, says Christ, there lies the paradox. There lies the truth that this Sermon is not something of this world! For the man who mourns over falling short is the man who is going to repent (actually he's already repenting).
The phrase "shall be comforted" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3870 which is to call near. How much nearer can we get to God than to discover He's been living inside of us all along! If you truly embrace this, the comfort you long for is already there! Yet resurrection does not take place until after death occurs. This is not talking about an experience you receive from outside of yourself. It is thru your personal choice to begin listening to Christ by changing and controlling your mind. Have you mourned your own death, the death of your carnal self, your ego? Have you mourned the death of our race as we witness all the carnal wickedness of our people? Therefore, we shouldn't expect to be comforted or feel close to God until we have mourned. We must say what very well may be a tearful "goodbye" to the old man who has kept you from seeing that God's kingdom is yours and that God is truly in you.
Understand, we will accomplish very little (if anything) for the kingdom, if all we keep doing is getting angry and becoming frustrated when we think of our own plight and the pitiful condition of our people. We must become broken over our own poor attitude, ignorance, and neglect of spiritual things. It's not enough to just recognize how ridiculous or stupid our people can act. Our hearts must break for their condition before we will ever see the proper course of action and the role each of us are to play in God's spiritual battle plan. The truth is, most of our people are still lost and deceived, even those who've spent most of their lives in judeochristian churches.
According to Christ, one is blessed who has a broken heart, and because of it, they will eventually find the exact happiness they are longing for. Our problem is we want everything around us to change without us having to do anything. We want to believe the problem is out there with all these jews and other non-whites. No, the problem is we need to repent and recognize our potential for spiritual power from within. The transformation of God begins on the inside and eventually works its way out:
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance has for "meek" #4239, mild... humble. So does this mean we as Christians are to be weak and passive? Absolutely not. Liddell and Scott's appropriately expresses the meaning of this word by comparing it to a horse, gentle... of actions, feeling... making mild, taming. Would you describe a horse as weak or passive?! Of course not. Horses are extremely powerful, beautiful, and majestic, along with being useful- when they are tamed. YOUR MIND IS LIKE A HORSE THAT MUST BE TAMED. If you will allow God's Spirit to tame your mind, yours will become a blessed and happy life and you are on your way to inheriting the earth. Yet you will not see this unless first you mourn your spiritual poverty.
Meekness is an absence of selfish pride. Meekness always implies a teachable spirit and that we're to leave everything in the hands of God. "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," saith the LORD. We need not repay, we just deliver ourselves into the hands of God.
Along with this, the white race has always been by far the most brilliant and most beautiful. But we are dull, ugly, and useless to God's purposes when our minds are out of control. Signs we are not meek is our lust to want to rule over and oppress one another, even killing one another because we have not been brought under the control of the Spirit of God. UNTIL WE ARE MEEK, WE WILL NOT LOVE OTHERS AS WE SHOULD. Our race as a whole is not being blessed of God and is unhappy because we are under the control of our enemies, resulting in nothing but confusion and chaos! Submit to the only Power which can truly tame your mind and make you useful- the Spirit of God within.
Look at what we've done to ourselves following our carnal mind! What we are now witnessing is how "the earth" (which is part of the white man's inheritance from our Father) has been slowly given over by us to the sub-human jews. WE WILL REGAIN CONTROL OF THIS WORLD WHEN WE GIVE UP CONTROL OF OUR MINDS TO GOD. Ultimately the meek individual knows that the way things are now cannot last.
So it is God in us that makes us poor in spirit, helps us mourn, and teaches us meekness. We respond to our spiritual poverty by mourning in our hearts and then taming our minds. For each of us to create the life we want, we must apply what our Great Architect Yahshua Christ is laying out in this seeming blueprint for blessings. Pleasing God thru following these Beatittudes gives us the kingdom of heaven, provides comfort, and the earth as an inheritance. Each Beattitudes leads to the next, becoming more and more searching and powerful in our minds!
Are you beginning to understand? As the blessings of days gone by continue to pass away, we must meditate and act upon these statements. We must own our spiritual shallowness by crucifying our ego, willfully submitting to the rule and reign of God's kingdom. We must implement these Beattitudes.