“Blessed are those who mourn” Matthew5
Guest Post: Vexed in spirit
by: Bill Johnson of Canada
When we as believers become grieved and sigh over the sin, we are vexed in the spirit as Lot was over this untoward generation in which we live, Blessed are they that mourn Matthew 5-4 Living daily in a world of rebellious and self-seeking people that are manifested all around us, then we can begin to see the merit of Christ. Coming to Him because we realize how pure, blameless, totally righteous, holy and without fault He is >HIS ways are well pleasing (Rev 4:8-11, 5:12). We realize that Jesus is the ultimate fruition of the nature that we now have. Jesus as a man was the perfect image of God and now He is raised in absolute Majesty Authority and Power, full of grace and truth, the same yesterday, today and forever. He is worthy of all glory, power, authority and rule (1 Pt 5:11). Jesus has a kingdom that is all-encompassing and never-ending (Eph 1:21, Col 1:16). Christ’s name is above all and worthy to be so (Philip 2:9). We seek all refuge in Him because we desire to be as He is and we seek deliverance from the sin and evil world around us – that which vexes our soul everyday as did Lot. This world is rebellious to God’s purposes and does not receive those who seek Him. Jesus is where the peace and comfort is for those who will follow HIM. For those who take find no comfort in the darkness around them, Jesus is the true light with a glow that will draw like a moth to a flame, as HE draws HIS bride closer liken to Rebecka being drawn to Isaac. For those who have been given God’s nature (a new creature, 2 Cor. 5:17), in Christ is the communion we seek (1 Pt 1:15-16). Those that come to that light must leave the darkness of this world, for what common does light have with darkness. To appreciate the light, one must first learn the unrighteousness, despair, anguish, misery, and desolation of the darkness in this present world, and then to repent of their sin and unrighteous participation therein (Ez 33:11).
The words “believe>faith> follow” in the text have essentially the same meaning. This is a living faith in God, proven by deeds, that worketh love, which is not an achievement of religious works, lest any man should boast, but rather a freewill surrender to God in full love and obedience to Him, yielding to His purposes. This is seeing Christ as worthy of our full trust and confidence and following in His example. This is allowing God to rule in our heart, that we should have the power of grace to walk by faith and not by sight, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world………peace bill