Red Letter Diary

Reflections on the words of Jesus (in red)

Archive for the month “October, 2012”

“Pure…”

Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Your heart is your physical generator, but it symbolizes the vase for spiritual generation and His blossoming within you.

The flower that grows from your heart can  become poisonous.

What should you feed the flower in order to avoid the poisonous blossom?

When you see the pure blossom, you will know who has fed the flower.

When you see the pure blossom, you see Him, for only He is pure.

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“Blessed…”

Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

When the prodigal returns, the father falls on his neck.

The sinner is set free before her the eyes of those who would condemn her.

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do…”

When we think of being merciful, we can often decide that we are not in a position to act this way toward another person, that mercy should be set aside only for people in power to bestow upon us and not for us to give to others.

Christ knows that cruelty, revenge, grudges, and vengeance are prisons for the human soul.  He has handed you the keys to this prison, it is up to you to open the door.

The door will remain open as long as you are able to show mercy.

“Blessed…”

Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

Have you ever wondered why God, in the form of a human, would continually refer to himself as food or water?  Why did Christ make it such a central point of our participation in His life that we should eat His flesh?

If it is only our spirit which sustains us, the breath of God within us, why would we feed by any other means?  How could we be truly satisfied by any other means?

There are many ways to satisfy the body and the mind here in this field of existence, but they are grounded in this field and therefore have those aspects, namely that they are temporal and therefore temporary.  Only the Everlasting can supply the everlasting.

When you recognize that your spirit is far, far hungrier than your body, then you will realize what you need to eat in order to live – to live outside and inside of this temporal field you will need to hunger and thirst for something everlasting.

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”
(Genesis 3:22 ESV)

There was another fruit on that tree in the garden and God sent us away from it, but now He has given to us this first fruit!

How long will you go hungry?  How long will your mouth be dry?

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