blessed are those who are hunger and thirsting for righteousness
Text:Matthew.5; 6. Psalm. 51
Main Message: Those who feel hungry and are thirsting for righteousness shall be filled.
a)Feeling of Intense desire to be righteous arising from the knowledge and love of God.
b)It is the Active extension of Spiritual Mourning
c)It is the ACTION of the SOUL which commences from the MIND and manifest in ACTION of our spirit, soul and Body.
It is a 3 Action Process:
i.The MIND through:
a)Reading the Bible of the Power and Mercy of God
b)Listening to the Word of God/Gospel and Church Attendance
c)Continuous Personal Meditation on the Word.
ii.The SOUL through:
a)Understanding and Inner conviction of the Power &Mercy in God
b)Love of God as a result of this Conviction/Understanding
a)True/Intense desire of the Soul and spirit to Please God; to be righteous; to obey God.
b)Habit or series of Actions to Please God:
a.Those who sincerely love God and sincerely and intensely desire to please God and be righteous would be filled with the fulfillment of that desire. LK.11;10 -13
b.If we continuously have problem with being righteous, we should check our desire. Ez. 36;27.
4. The Actions are reciprocal as in Fruit and Seed:
5. Examples of Hunger and Thirsting for Righteousness:
i.Ezra. Ezra. 8;23
ii.Judah. 2Chro. 15;15
iii.David. Ps. 51. Ps.38; 9. Ps.63;1
iv.The Two Worshippers. Lk. 18;13
v.The More forgiven
vi.The Pentecostal Act. 2;37-38
6. Hindrances to Hunger and Thirsting for Righteousness:
i.Indifference. Prov. 1;28
iii.Enjoyment and Prosperity Jas.4;3
v. Self Confidence and Self Righteousnes
vii. Despising the law/Mercy of God. Prov. 28;9. 21;13
7. What Should we Do?
Seeking God to Please Him. with all our Heart Duet. 4;29. 2 Chro. 14;4. Jer. 29; 13. Through:
i. Reading the Bible of the Power and Mercy of God
ii. Listening to the Word of God/Gospel and Church Attendance
iii. Continuous Personal Meditation on the Word. Examples and reading . assignments. Ps. 51. Ps. 119.1 to end.
iv. Avoid or Overcome Hindrances mentioned above.
Presented by bro Akintunde S. O..