According to the pre-trib theory, these so-called trib saints will be trickling into heaven one at a time or in small groups as they are killed. Obviously this verse doesn’t show that. They all appear suddenly, at the same time. They are called Tribulation saints because that is what was occurring on the earth just prior to the rapture.
Luke 6:17-44…Tuesday January 10th, 2012
THE BEATITUDES…LOVING OTHERS having the FRUIT EVIDENCE DUE TO OUR RELATIONSHIP with CHRIST
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God
Blessed are you who hunger now for you will be satisfied
Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh
Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil because of the Son of Man.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven . For that is how their fathers treated the prophets
Love your enemies…bless…pray
BE MERCIFUL AS YOUR FATHER IS MERCIFUL
Forgive and you will be forgiven
Give and it will be given to you
With the measure you give it will be given back to you
First be restored that you will see clearly and be His hands extended
Bring forth good things out of the good stored in your heart for out of the overflow of ones heart the mouth speaks
HEAR HIS WORDS and PUT THEM INTO PRACTICE
Do we desire God’s pardon and love?
He is Lord and Master and thro Jesus we encounter the way to put ourselves under His authority and control
Beatitudes means blessings
The Beatitudes describe what it means to be Christ’s follower. Giving standards of conduct contrasting Kingdom values with worldly values and showing what Christ’s followers can expect from the world and what God will give them.
We see a contrast between fake piety and true humility with Old Testament expectations being fulfilled in God’s Kingdom
God has always had a concern for the poor and needy with the KINGDOM OF GOD
Being established in each of us
RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, A SOUND MIND and JOY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
LET US ALWAYS SEEK DIVINE TRUTH
The Jews despised the Romans because they oppressed God’s people but Jesus told the people to love these enemies.
He was talking about an act of the will.
It takes conscious effort which means acting in their best interests
Pray for them and consider ways to help them.
Jesus loves all even the rebellious
Jesus asks us to follow his example by loving our enemies
Grant your enemies the same respect and rights as you desire for yourself
A forgiving spirit demonstrates that a person has received God’s forgiveness.
COMPASSION DEMONSTRATED REVEALS GOD’S LOVE
Be sure that those who guide you are trustworthy reflecting their relationship with Christ
NEVER OVERLOOK YOUR OWN NEED ALWAYS BEING WILLING TO TURN TO SO APPROPRIATE THE REALITY GOD HAS INTENDED.
11 Chronicles 7:14
MAY THE LIGHT OF CHRIST SHINE FORTH IN OUR OWN LIFE WITH THE PRIORITY OF HIS WILL AND PURPOSE BEING REFLECTED
Does our speech and actions reveal our true underlying beliefs, attitudes and motivations?
WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART WILL ULTIMATELY COME OUT IN YOUR SPEECH AND BEHAVIOR
Be ye a blessing one to another walking in the light of the lord Jesus Christ
Study by Charlotte…January 2012