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Blessing: The Kingdom of Heaven is Yours when you are persecuted for being righteous

This is the eighth blessing from the Sermon on the Mount. Lindsey, I pray that you continue to be righteous each day, no matter what the cost, for then the kingdom of heaven is yours!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the miracle of life. Today I am noticing my teeth. Thank you for creating teeth that can bite and chew for a hundred years and they still are capable of biting off a good piece of a barbecued rib! Thank you for the many other miracles we often overlook. And thank you for giving us your word and for the many people who painstakingly copied it and preserved it. And thank you for those who translated it into a language that I can understand, including the scripture where Jesus said:

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

Lord, I am here again. I am here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. I am here to bless her today. Yes, Lindsey, today I bless you in the name of Christ Jesus and pray that you continue to be righteous no matter what the cost. There are many watching you and imitating your righteousness. Yet there are many others who won’t hesitate to speak out against you and your beliefs. Don’t be discouraged Lindsey for yours is the kingdom of heaven. And we will give the glory to you Lord. The glory is all yours. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

NET:
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Voice:
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness—the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

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KJV translation note

The King James Version is a beautiful translation of the original Hebrew and Greek, however I sometimes find Old English hard to understand fully. 1 or 2 other translations can help clarify what it is saying so I can understand it. More Info CLICK: References