Let's Go Back To The Mount

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  • LetsdowhatJesussaidintheSermonoftheMountFaced with so many currents, denominations, styles, traditions, cultures and customs, it is difficult to know who is doing what is right, according to the will of God, but Jesus clearly explained the basic principles we should follow as God's children, and that it is written in the Sermon on the Mount. You can meet, congregate and be a member of any denomination, organization, Ministry or Church, that accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but make sure you only follow what Jesus said in the SermonontheMount.WhomGodblesses:God blesses those who are poor in spirit and realize their need for Him, those who mourn, those who are humble, those who hunger and thirst for justice, those who are merciful, those whose hearts are pure, those who work for peace and those who are persecuted for doing right. To all of those, the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs, they will be comforted, will inherit the whole earth, they will be satisfied, they will be shown mercy, they will see God and they will be called the children of God. Also, God blesses those who are mocked, persecuted, lied about and against whom have been said all sorts of evil things, because they are followers of Jesus. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaitsyouinheaven.Matthew5:112WhatshouldIdo?You must obey Gods laws and teach others to do the same, because that gives you entrance into the kingdom of heaven. You are the light of the world, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyonewillpraiseyourheavenlyFather.Matthew5:1320Do not be angry with anyone, do not call anyone an idiot, and do not curse anyone, because you will be subject to judgment, in danger of being sentenced and in danger of the fires of hell. Do not present an offering to God if someone has something against you. Go and be reconciled to that person, then

  • come and present your offering to God. Settle quickly the differences you have with others, because theunresolveddifferences,mightmakeyouloseyourspiritualfreedom.Matthew5:2126Do not look with lust someone other than your spouse, because if you do, you've committed adultery with that person in your heart. The sins are committed with actions and also with intent, that is, thoughts and desires. Therefore, avoid all desires and thoughts that go against God's Word. Remember that even though sin is made legal, such as divorce or not illegal, such as adultery, is still sinagainstGod'slaw.Matthew5:2732Dont make vows to God, for a vow indicates that you are in control to fulfill that vow or oath, and only God is in control. Just say: Yes, I will or not, I wont. Anything else is not pleasing to God, because is comesfromtheevilone.Matthew5:3337Justice belongs to God. Dont take revenge, nor seek compensation for the damage that have been done to you. Forget the law that says: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Dont resist an evil person. If someone hits you physically or emotionally, dont return the blow. If something is taken from you, dont fight. If someone uses their power over you, do twice what is asked from you. Justice is Gods. So dont judge nor question other people's needs. Give to those who ask and dont turn awayfromthosewhowanttoborrow.Matthew5:3842Dont hate anyone. You should love everyone, including your enemies and you should also pray for them. That way, you will be acting as true children of your Father who is in heaven. As He loves all, both the evil and the good, the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt evil people do that much. But you are to be perfect, loving everyone,evenasyourFatherinheavenisperfect,andlovesallequally.Matthew5:4348WhatisforGod,doitinprivate,onlyforHimandnotinfrontoftheworldtoimpressothers: Dont do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your

    Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, dont let your left hand know what your right is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Matthew6:14

    When you pray, dont do it in public, where everyone can see you, because you will lose the reward from your Father who is in heaven. When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. When you pray, dont talk endlessly repeating the same words over and over again. That's not necessary, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him. Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And dont let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:515

    When you fast, dont make it obvious, so people will admire you for your fasting, because you will lose the reward from your Father who is in heaven. When you fast, dont let anyone notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything,willrewardyou.Matthew6:1618

  • Dont have any earthly and material goals, that place your destiny in the world. God's goals for you, are much higher than the worlds. You must have celestial and spiritual goals, which place your destinyinheaven: Dont store up treasures here on earth, where they are lost because everything is temporary.

    Store your treasures in heaven, where they are never lost, because it is eternal. If your treasures are on earth, your heart will be on earth and that will be your destiny. If your treasures are in heaven, your heart will be in heaven and that will be your destiny. What you long for is your destiny, if you long for the darkness of earthly wealth, you will live in darkness. But if you long for the light of heavenly riches, you will live in the light. And, if the light you think you have in your your wealth, it's really darkness, how deep that darkness is! You cannot serve both God and money.Matthew6:1924

    That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life and material possessions. Life is much more than material possessions and your Father provides you everything you need. Also, why do you worry about material things, if you can not add a single moment to your life? When you worry about material things, you show little faith in God, who is the owner of all creation. Thats the way those who do not know God, think, but you are His child and your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. What you have to do is to seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live a life according to God's will and his commands, and He will give you everything you need. So dont worry about tomorrow, because every day brings its own worries. The problems of today are sufficientfortoday.Matthew6:2534

    The Principles of God for you, are based on the principle of planting and harvesting. Choose well the seedthatyouwillplantandthegroundwherearegoingtoplantit: Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The

    criteria you use to judge others, is the same criteria by which you will be judged. Dont see the flaws of others, because you have your own shortcomings. How can you criticize and judge others for their weaknesses, when you already have enough of your own weaknesses? Do not be hypocritical and deal with your own weaknesses. Judging is Holy and only God is Holy. Therefore, if one that is not holy makes judgment, that same judgment will return against him. Only God can judge.Matthew7:16

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find, for your Father is God Almighty, who can do everything and for whom nothing is impossible. But as He is a good Father, He will never give you something that hurts you or that is not good for you. Of course not! Your heavenly Father will give you all the that is good, the best, which is excellent, but sometimes you ask Him something you think is good, but He will not give it to you, because He knows that what you saw as a bread, it was really a stone and what you saw like a fish, was really asnake.Hewillonlygiveyouwhatyouneedtoachieveyourcelestialpurpose.Matthew7:711

    Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. This is known as the Golden Rule and is the gateway to heaven. Jesus warns you that this rule is difficult for you and it is a narrow gate. It also alerts you that the road to hell is broad, comfortable and the gate is wide for the many who choose that path. However, the gateway to eternal life in heaven is a very narrow way, is difficult, and is summarized is that golden rule. Only a few people ever find it by themselves without the Light of Jesus and He wants youtofinditandthatyouhelpmanyotherstofindit.Matthew7:1214

    Beware of the prophets, teachers and teachings that come to confuse you and get you lost. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they behave. A good tree produces good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit. That's right, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, you can

  • identify people by their actions. Those who act according to the Sermon on the Mount, are the true disciplesofJesus.Matthew7:1520

    Those who truly do the will of our Father who is in heaven, are the only ones who will enter heaven. The appearances of actions, do not count and not even the apparent good results achieved, will count. Only acting according to the true will of God, expressed in the Sermon on the Mount,willcount.Matthew7:2123

    If you listen to the teachings of Jesus and follow them, you are wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Although nature and the world beat against that house it wont collapse because it is built on bedrock. However, if you hear my teachings and you dont obey them, you are a fool, like a person who builds his house on sand. When nature and the world beat against thathouse,itwillcollapsewithamightycrash..Matthew7:2427

    Jesus impacted the crowds who were amazed with the Sermon on the Mount, because he spoke with realauthority,quite unlike their teachers of religious lawofthattime.Jesus continues to impact the crowds of our time who are still amazed with the Sermon on the Mount, because He continues to speak with real authority, completely different from what many teachers teachtoday,especiallywiththeirexample.

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