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Daily Devotional - January 5th

Jan 5, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read -   Genesis 11:1-13:4; Matthew 5:1-26; Psalm 5:1-12; Proverbs 1:24-28
Matthew 5:1-12
And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when
 He was seated His disciples came to Him. 
Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for 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 sons of God.
 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you,
and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 
 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven,
for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Within these words, we find keys that unlock hidden treasures revealing who we are as believers and how we can live and walk out a victorious Christian lifestyle. Through revelation in the Word, Holy Spirit provides each of us a road map to maneuver through life unscathed by this world system.
As we faithfully study and meditate in this portion of scripture, we come to recognize these are the footsteps of Christ. He shows us the way in which to walk out an abundant and overcoming life on earth as Kingdom Advancers.
Ask Holy Spirit for personal revelation and application of this powerful teaching from Jesus. Ask for understanding and He will download abundant truth.  Record what He reveals to you and expect to see His Word come alive launching you into this New Year with a powerful new perspective of what it means to be a follower of Christ.
The world around us is rapidly changing with social ideologies shifting; economic systems collapsing; the foundation of the church shaking; and the earth quaking, but with our hearts firmly planted and anchored in the Word of God, we will stand!