Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Proverbs 25:4-5 ERV “Remove the worthless things from silver to make it pure, and a worker can make something beautiful. Take the evil advisors away from a king, and goodness will make his kingdom strong.  Quote; “After 40 difficult years of leading a stubborn nation through the wilderness, Moses came to the end of his life.  Along with the rebellious nation of Israel, he was denied the privilege of actually entering Canaan.  Israel was denied entrance because of their failure to trust God: “They could not enter in because of unbelief” Hebrews 3:19. The same was true for Moses; in a moment of weakness, he to failed to believe. (Shawn Boonstra). Luke 9:62 “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”  Luke 12:31 “But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”   1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”  This still remains unmovable, Matthew 5:8 “Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”  Hebrews 3:19 ERV “So we see that they were not allowed to enter and have God’s rest, because they did not believe.”  So being ‘Unfaithful’ in thoughts, deeds and actions, that person therefore becomes corrupted and impure, shut out from the purity of God and all eternity, “Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)

Silver needs the ‘refiners fire’ to purge out the dross which makes the silver low quality, almost useless, 1 Corinthians 5:7 “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:” Remember leaven=Sin=impurity=dross, so we need to purge out that which defiles, repent and walk in newness of life, Matthew 3:2 “And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  Matthew 18:3 “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”  Revelation 12:10-11 “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”  Mark 1:15 “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”  Luke 18:16 “But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”  Children have a deep “Faith,” and this will mean that they will not be cast out of the Kingdom, for they are pure in heart, mind and deeds.  John 3:5 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”  Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”         

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”  Quote; ““Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” [Matthew 5:8.] Man has fallen, and the work of his life-time, be it longer or shorter, must be to recover through Christ what he has lost by sin, —the likeness to the divine. This work requires a thorough transformation of soul, body, and spirit. God mercifully sends rays of light to show man his true condition; but if he will not walk in the light, it is manifest that he takes pleasure in darkness. He avoids the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. {CTBH 127} Quote; “The lesson book, the Bible, contains the instruction of the character they must have, the moral excellence of character which must be cultivated, which God and heaven require. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.”  {FE 385}  Quote; “Could those whose lives have been spent in rebellion against God be suddenly transported to heaven and witness the high, the holy state of perfection that ever exists there,— every soul filled with love, every countenance beaming with joy, enrapturing music in melodious strains rising in honor of God and the Lamb, and ceaseless streams of light flowing upon the redeemed from the face of Him who sitteth upon the throne,—could those whose hearts are filled with hatred of God, of truth and holiness, mingle with the heavenly throng and join their songs of praise? Could they endure the glory of God and the Lamb? No, no; years of probation were granted them, that they might form characters for heaven; but they have never trained the mind to love purity; they have never learned the language of heaven, and now it is too late. A life of rebellion against God has unfitted them for heaven. Its purity, holiness, and peace would be torture to them; the glory of God would be as a consuming fire. They would long to flee from that holy place. They would welcome destruction, that they might be hidden from the face of Him who died to redeem them. The destiny of the wicked is fixed by their own choice. Their exclusion from heaven is voluntary with themselves, and just and merciful on the part of God. {DD 16} Matthew 5:8 “Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”