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Jesus gives us  ‘Storm Warnings.’

Matthew 5:7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

He makes it very clear that we are going to face storms in our lives & in order to Weather the Storms, we must have a good foundation.

The good foundation is found in the ‘Beatitudes.’

* When we are saved, we are not just saved FROM something, we are saved FOR something — to be somebody.

* When we experience the Mercy of God, we automatically become a ‘Merciful Person.’

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit:’ — Bankrupt

Deals with our CONDITION

‘Blessed are they that mourn:’ — Broken

Deals with our CONTRITION

 ‘Blessed are the meek:’ — Brought under Control

Deals with our CONTROL

‘Blessed are they which do hunger & thirst after righteousness’

Deals with our CONCERN

‘Blessed are the merciful:’

Deals with our COMPASSION

* After a man finds righteousness, then he becomes a ‘Merciful Man’ — for in himself there is no mercy.

– These Beatitudes are in a definite sequence. God is showing us what a person who has been born-again is to be like.

The Beatitudes are not a map showing us the way to be saved, but a mirror reflecting the character of those who are already saved.

* While the Beatitudes give PRECEPTS for holy Conduct,

they also give PRESCRIPTIONS for true happiness.

* Happiness is that which comes as a result of the Condition of the Inward man, NOT the result of the condition of the outward man.

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