Bibles Bites Appetizers from God's Word

The Blessed Hope - The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ

Many Called, Few Chosen

Help for the Hard Times -
Keys for Spiritual Survival

The Sin That So Easily Besets Us

Amos - A Major Minor Prophet

The Baptism of The Holy Spirit:
Are the Gifts for Today?

The Divinity of Jesus

In His Image

God is One

Parable of the Fig Tree

Portrait of the Antichrist - Revelation Chapter Six

The Art of Love -
I Corinthians Chapter Thirteen

The Rapture and the First Resurrection

"You are Dirt!"
The Parable of the Sower

Manasseh's Story of Repentance

Experiencing the Religious Spirit

No Fear

The Egg and I -
A Simple Explanation of the Trinity

Free ebook -
Understanding the Biblical Trinity
from the Scriptures -
It's all about God's Love for You

Copyright 2013 by H. D. Shively

The Beatitudes Interpreted
Matthew 5:1-12
And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came to Him -

      Jesus saw the multitudes, then He left them and went up a mountain and those who were His disciples followed Him; they were willing to make the climb into a deeper relationship with Him and Jesus taught them from the heights.
      I’m sure there were some who remained behind, just as there were those who stayed at the base of the mountain when Moses went to commune with God.
      If we are willing to climb higher we will hear Him, and we can fellowship with Him spiritually face to face.
      Those who followed Him were willing to exert themselves for His behalf. They were not afraid of getting out of breath, or losing track of time or being inconvenienced. They were not worried about what they were leaving behind.
      His disciples came to Him.

And He opened His mouth and taught them saying –

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
–Blessed are the “needy” in spirit, those who need the things of God, who are not satisfied with the kingdom of this life. Blessed are those who long for the riches of the Kingdom of God, and this Kingdom will be theirs.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. – Blessed are they that have suffered loss in this realm, for there is hope (John 11:25,26). Blessed are those who can grieve for another’s loss and comfort them with the comfort that they have received from God, (II Corinthians 1:3,4).
      Blessed are those who can mourn, grieve and emphasize with the lost and hurting.
      Blessed are those who are endued with the Lord’s compassion.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. –For that which has been stolen shall be restored to those who were powerless. To those who were victims, they shall be victorious and rule and reign with Christ, for he that was last shall be first.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled –For blessed are those who value holiness and desire virtue as jewels; for they shall be royally adorned within.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy – For they have learned how to love and they shall reap what they have sown.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God – Blessed are those who can come as little children. In these there is no guile.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God – Blessed are those who do not sow dissention but in their mouths are God’s eternal words of reconciliation. Blessed are those who sow the Gospel between enemies and so make two one.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven – Blessed are those who will not compromise.

“Blessed are you – all of you – My disciples, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven. For you loved not your lives on this earth and were willing to sacrifice them for Me on the altar of service. You were willing to take up your cross and carry it for Me wherever I chose to lead you; even when the path you followed was strewn with the fires of persecution, you were willing to endure the flames and you refused to deny My name.
Blessed are you who were willing to suffer for My name’s sake, for your reward is as the prophets who have gone before you
and you will be crowned in gold as one of them.
      Blessed are My needy ones, who need Me, and have mourned for the lost who do not. Blessed are you who possess My meekness, My rulers, My righteous, holy merciful bride, who runs into My arms with a child’s pure heart, My peacemakers, My evangelists, My martyrs who are willing to die for Me.
      Blessed are you all who were willing to climb this mountain and sit at My feet – for you are My disciples.”

Copyright 2007 by H.D. Shively

The Seven Flames -
Understanding Revelation -
The Spiritual Condition of the Seven Churches

That's Not You - Mathew 13

Strategy of the Antichrist

What is the Kingdom of God?

Storm Warnings -
A Conversation with the Apostles

Trichotomous or Dichotomous?

Like A Diamond

The Judas Repentance

The Deity of Jesus Christ

From Children to Sons

With and In

The Mystery of the Elect -
The Sealing of the 144,000

The Spirit of the Antichrist

The One on the Throne     The Breath of Life and The Holy Spirit

Seven Steps to Intimacy with God
Based on The Lord's Prayer

The Proper Use of The Allegory

The Three Tenses of Salvation

The First and Second Coming of Jesus
in the Old Testament

The Baptism That Saves     Seek and You Shall Find

The Parable of the Talents

The Revelation Times -
Understanding the Book of Revelation for the Times we are Living Now

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