Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:11-12


Matthew 5:11-12 (NKJV):  Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Revile – 1. to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively. 2. to speak abusively. (

Last time we looked at persecution. We discovered that America really has not suffered persecution like other countries when it comes to sharing The Gospel. However, we look that Jesus also included those who have been reviled against. This would cover all of us in all of The Western Countries, to include the U.S.

If we think about it, there have been times when we have shared our Faith with others and they said some pretty nasty things. They even went as far as saying that we are depending on a “crutch” or that we are “foolish” for believing. This is where we find that these insults can be pretty wearing on us. However, when we think about what Jesus said, here He said, we would be blessed. Why? well think about when he said to those around, ““Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33) Our blessing comes from that He will tell God The Father about us because we are sharing Him with others without fear.

Think about this, whether or not we suffer from persecution or from being reviled for sharing our Love and Faith in Jesus, our rewards will greatly exceed what others give us in what they would intend for harm. Remember, He was persecuted and reviled. He said the servant is not better than The Master and that we would experience this too. Keep sharing without fear because of The Love He has shown you and He will not only reward you but He will be there with you.

You can read the previous post on this series at

Blessed Are…, Matthew 5:11-12

You can read the next post on this series at

Light Of The World, Part 2, Matthew 5:15

We will continue  be looking at the Sermon on The Mount, continuing with The Beatitudes. Although,  we need Jesus to bring us back into A Relationship with God The Father, The Sermon on The Mount deals with Heart Issues which is what we should look at when learning to have that Relationship with God.
If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.

It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it.

We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already. If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know.

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Any scripture referenced here is taken from New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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