2Mathew 5:1-111 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
3Introduction Jesus teaches many who came to Him! Pronounces the benefits of the spiritual and righteous!Opposite of what many desire and perceived today!Common method and message of Jesus!He taught them HIS doctrine!
4Introduction Have similar messages in other scriptures! In this lesson we will focus on 7 beatitudes of Revelation!All of these “beatitudes” are really what our attitudes must be to be accepted of God!
5“Beatitude” Defined Supreme blessedness; exalted happiness. Any of the declarations of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.Dictionary.com
6Revelation 1:3“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”Those who hear, learn and obey God’s word will benefit:2 Tim. 3:16-18Lk. 11:28, 8:21Jas. 1:25
7Revelation 14:13“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”Those who are “faithful unto death” are blessed!Rev. 2:101 Thess. 4:13-18Heb. 4:9-112 Thess. 1:7, 10-12
8Revelation 16:15“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”Those who watch and remain pure until death or the Lord’s coming will be blessed!Rev. 3:3-8, 182 Pet. 3:10; 1 Thess. 5:2Matt. 24:42-46
9Revelation 19:9“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”The body of Christ are those who have heard and obeyed the gospel! They are blessed!Matt. 22:1-14Eph. 5:23
10Revelation 20:6“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”Those who are judged faithful on the last great day are blessed with the privilege of eternal life!Rev. 20:4; 21:82 Tim. 2:12
11Revelation 22:7“Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”Are blessed if we observe and obey what is written!Lk. 10:17-202 Tim 2:16-182 Jn. 9Rev. 21:27Rev. 22:18-19
12Revelation 22:14“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”The obedient will be blessed with eternal life and granted entrance into heaven:Jn. 14:21; 1 Jn. 2:4, 3:24Rev. 2:10; 2 Tim. 4:181 Pet. 5:4; Rom. 6:231 Jn. 2:25
13Conclusion! 7 Beatitudes of Revelation Teach: Must hear & keep the word! – 1:3Must remain faithful “unto death”! – 14:3We must watch & remain pure! – 16:15We must hear & obey the gospel! – 19:9The faithful are granted eternal life! – 20:6We must obey what “is written”! – 22:7Obedient will enter Heaven! – 22:14