THE PURE IN HEART

       Author:  ADELEKE ENIOLUWAFE From Idanre Assembly              

 Prayer is the first thing to do Bless God over your physical life and spiritual life.  Let us ask for the mercy of God over our life and this class.  Emi-mimo ko wa, ki o si gba gbogbo ogo loruko Jesu.( Holy Spirit teach us and take all control In Jesus Name)   God don’t let your purpose for me under this class be in vain In Jesus Name.  So shall it be in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen  

MEMORY VERSE:  MATT 5v8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  
 NOTE :  (1)  Who are those was pure in heart? It’s unbelievers or believers (2) Why did they need to see God? (3) How can we see God?  (4) What can we do, in order to be pure in heart?    May God open our inner eye and inner ear In Jesus Name    MESSAGE:
 (1)Who are those was pure in heart?   Is not possible for people outside Christ to be pure in heart, because what is living in them his against purity.  It’s only a believers that can be pure in heart, inasmuch Christ is living in them. Psa24v3 says: who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place? Is not unbelievers but a saint in the Lord Jesus Christ.   Our memory verse says,    ….for they shall see God.   (2) Why did they need to see God?   Because they need comfort for their life (family, work, ministry education and etc) See God, in life of  believers, means a lot to us. When you see God, you see victory over your problem or infirmity. King David saw victory over Goliath (Philistine) because he can see God. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.    When you see God, you see PROTECTION, BLESSINGS, VICTORY, GOODNESS, JOY, GLORY, PROSPER and etc, over ur life. As we know, this topic is talking to us(believers) and  according to our memory verse(Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God). Do we see God over our problems, health and etc? If not, let us check ourselves and make corrections.   (3) How can we see God?   We must meet up to the standard of God, before we can see Him.  What is the standard of God? PURE IN HEART. Jesus said, for out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murder, adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemy. These are the things which defile a man…… (Matt 15v11-20). Even Psa24v3 says, who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who ….   Peter can’t see Jesus with comfort heart, because evil thoughts came to his thinking Matt14v28-29. Note this sir and ma, when we are not in pure heart, our life is open for reproach and the snare of the devil (I Tim3v7B).   We know how to do this and that (greeting, hospitality and etc) doesn’t makes us pure in heart  I don’t fight, blasphemy and etc, doesn’t makes you pure in heart.    (4) What can we do, in order to be pure in heart ?   1. knowing Christ totally 2 Submit yourself to the hands of Holy Spirit 3.Examining yourself and make a correction.   What does the phrase “pure in heart will see God” means?   Jesus taught in Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” What does it mean to be pure in heart?   To be pure means to be clean or cleansed. When a person live with the guilt of sin, it is difficult to walk closely with God. Instead, the Bible teaches, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you” (James 4:8). In addition, we must come to God by faith in order to draw near to Him, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).   How do we become pure in heart? To draw near to the Lord, we are called to confess our sins. First John 1:9 teaches, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”   Further, the Psalmist offers a powerful example of one who would seek to be pure in heart. In turning from sin, he wrote, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10 NIV). Philippians 4:8 also encourages living and thinking about things that are pure: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”   Matthew 5:8 teaches that if we are pure in heart, cleansed and forgiven from sin and drawing near to Him, we “shall see God.” What does it mean to see God?   It is clear from other places in the Bible that it does not mean we will physically see God face to face. The Lord told Moses, “man shall not see me and live” (Exodus 33:20). John 1:18 adds, “No one has ever seen God.” Instead, we will be able to “see” in the sense of understanding God better. The principles of the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 each has to do with being closer to God or satisfied in God. When we are pure in heart, we will be closer to God than if we live impure lives.   Jesus also notes that those who are pure in heart are “blessed.” This Greek word can be translated “happy” and simply refers to a positive or joyful state of being. Psalm 73:1 adds, “Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.”   We will certainly experience a greater joy in our lives when we have confessed our sins, draw near to God, and seek to live His way rather than ours. We will “see God” in the sense that we can more clearly understand His plans for our lives and walk in a way that pleases Him and help others. Top of Form Bottom of Form good                

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