What it means to be blessed

(Matthew 5:3-12 [KJV]) [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. [6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. [7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. [8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. [9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. [10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. [12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
These are the qualities of Christ Jesus.
The blessing of God is on those with these qualities:
1. The poor in spirit
2. They that mourn
3. The meek
4. Those who hunger for righteousness
5. The merciful
6. The pure in heart
7. The peacemakers
8. The persecuted
All signifying Christ-likeness. The blessing is only in being Christ-like.
They are blessed by God. God pronounces them “blessed” right now, at this time.
It’s a little different to man’s idea of what qualifies for blessing.
It is only this blessing by God and from God that matters, and which makes the difference.
The blessing is the fullness of the Spirit, in knowing, experiencing, walking with, hearing, fellowshiping with Christ.
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