Submission to the kingship of God is what brings true freedom. First, the message of the kingdom of heaven is a genuine offer from God to rule in the hearts of those who believe in His name. Seventy percent were Pentecostals, twenty percent were Presbyterians, and the rest undetermined. THE EIGHT BEATITUDES & THEIR MEANINGS Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Homines ingenio et eruditione parum florentes; οἱ πτωχοὶ τῇ διανοίᾳ, ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν. But God promises, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” I am that — poor in spirit, lacking and beggarly. Sign up if you would like to receive occasional treats from us. You are to accept your situation of being a poor person, and in that situation you draw close to God, not for the sake of seeking comfort from God, but because God is God. “THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN” Matthew 5.3 . We must increase our faith in what Jesus did for us through his death on the cross. I published a free ebook Evangelization (June 2015) through Social Networking Sites', which is also available in paperback for a minimal price. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs, is the kingdom of heaven. (this reflection is taken from my Christian Book ‘The Beatitudes... the blessings from the Sermon on the Mount’), ( to view the video ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, kindly visit this YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/pC2RS1yxxsY), ( to listen as a podcast kindly visit this SoundCloud link:  https://soundcloud.com/george-calleja-1/blessed-are-the-poor-in-spirit-for-theirs-is-the-kingdom-of-heaven ). This is a challenge in today’s life as every day the Christian’s spirituality is bombarded by worldly ideas through the different social media. This is the way to be poor in spirit: to become nothing, knowing that you totally depend upon God. As previously indicated, the expression kingdom of heaven is confined to Matthew’s Gospel. …for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. During the years 1990 to 1996, I was a full-time missionary with ‘The International Catholic Programme for Evangelization - ICPE’ and have evangelized in various countries, such as Russia, Ghana, Poland, Germany, and Malta amongst others. Near the beginning of His ministry, after He had chosen twelve to be His apostles, the Lord Jesus Christ preached what is called the Sermon on the Mount. Perus National Evangelical Council has documented the killings of ninety evangelical Christians from 1983 through 1985. For theirs alone is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs, is the kingdom of heaven. Since June 2012, I created a website by the name of 'Peace and Unity in our lives', which provides inspiration and encouragement for life, and an opportunity for people around the globe to find courage by trusting God to be more present in their life. To possess infinity! Jesus also used this phrase to describe those who were a committed part of His movement. They are happy, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven — The present, inward kingdom, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost, as well as the eternal kingdom, if they endure to the end. In the midst of all these voices, we are to recognize that we totally depend on God; we are to empty ourselves and let God penetrate our heart. You need to recognize and acclaim that although you are a wealthy person, you still depend totally on God. “‘For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ It’s easy to miss a little English word like ‘is’ here, but it is key because this is a present tense verb not future. Incense and Why The Catholic Church Uses It, Christmas Wishes with St Francis of Assisi. When one is a loyal subject of the King, he or she will desire to please this King in everything he or she says and does. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. : Why The Miracle of Christ's Birth Is Often Underestimated, Holy Smokes! The answer behind these two questions rests upon the spiritual meaning which Jesus taught during the Sermon on the Mount. Other Christian books of mine are: September 2015 - ‘The Beatitudes… the blessings from the Sermon on the Mount’. The answer behind these two questions rests upon the spiritual meaning which Jesus taught during the Sermon on the Mount. In the opening of that passage we call “The Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” In other words, to be a part of the kingdom of God required a certain humility (“poor in spirit”). So I come to Jesus empty. The Kingdom of Heaven Has Come Near (Matthew) Working as Citizens of God's Kingdom (Matthew 1-4) Jesus the Messiah (Matthew 1-2) Jesus Calls the Disciples (Matthew 3-4) The Kingdom of Heaven at Work in Us (Matthew 5-7) The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) "Blessed are the Poor in Spirit, for Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 5:3) So, what is the kingdom of heaven? The word blessed was a familiar term for Jesus’ first-century audience. This calling of God to the human being asks of him to recognize his spiritual poverty before going to Him to be able to receive through faith the salvation He offers. Why Does Matthew Use “Kingdom of Heaven” Instead of “Kingdom of God”? On the other hand, if you happen to be a poor person, being in a difficult financial situation, you too need to become nothingness in your particular situation. The result of being blessed is that the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Is theirs that mourn: for they will be called children of is. 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