Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
poor in spirit.
as opposed to... rich in the flesh?
who's rich in the flesh? tycoons? self-made men? people who are sufficient with the things of the world? what does that make the poor in spirit?
people who are insufficient in their own spirit? a poverty of the will?
and what's this kingdom of heaven?
a kingdom is a territory. a sovereign territory. like saudi arabia. but this is the kingdom of heaven. it's the sovereign territory of heaven. with a demarcation. and a king. Jesus said that when john the baptist showed up, the kingdom of heaven started advancing. people started laying hold of it.
it's not an earthly kingdom. maybe it's not even a cosmic kingdom.
i've heard people say that it's a kingdom in the heart. that since john the baptist arrived, this kingdom was doing all that advancing in the hearts of men. and people were repenting.
blessed are those bankrupt inside. God's kingdom will advance in their hearts.
does that make sense? what if you were not bankrupt inside? what if you were fortified inside. say, maybe you have a fortress for a spirit. can the kingdom of God advance in your heart? in your inside?
blessed are those who know that they can't do it by themselves. their hearts will become God's territory.
Labels: bible, christianity
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