The Sermon on the Mount, the after affect of saving faith:
The DEFINITION OF CHRISTIAN IS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST’s Teachings....
Entire “Christian” denominations exist today that never talk about His teachings…..LIKE IT IS TABOO. They talk about sin, target certain sins, they talk about the Old Testament a lot. Seems every message comes from the Old Testament which was ironically fulfilled and done away with by Christ's New Testament.
Matthew 22:  Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
 This is the first and great commandment.
 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
They preach about tithing and working in the church and doing the work of the administration of the church. But they never talk about what it means to follow to Christ’s teaching.
NOW LET ME SHOW YOU WHY:
Lets start at the ending of Our Lord’s Sermons on the Mount of Olives.
If the typical "Christ" claiming preacher preached the sermon on the Mount every Sunday morning, night and Wednesday would there be anyone left in the pews after a month? It all boils down to LISTEN TO THE END OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT:
Matt 7:24-27: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The house built on anything other than Christ's Teachings ALWAYS results in a return to the vomit of their natural life hidden behind facades of "christian" religious practices and rituals.
2 Peter 2: 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Luke 14: 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified for us. True belief means we are to crucify ourselves for Him.
Galatians 2:  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Examples of what the LORD MEANS by forsaking all that you have:
I Corinth 7:  But this I say, brethren, the time is short:  And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Matthew 5: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Logically, Those that aren't poor in spirit - wont be there:
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Those that don't - won't be comforted GOD’s examples to us are those who mourn for UNBELIEVERS
Isaiah 61:1: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Those are aren't - won't
Psalms.22:  The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
LISTEN TO THIS TO UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT BEING MEEK BEFORE THE LORD IS TO HIM:
NUMBERS 12:  And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses  And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.
 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.
 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.
 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
What then is meekness:
Gal.6:  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Tit.3:  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Those that don't will remain filled with themselves and their temporal pursuits
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Those that aren't - won't
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Those that are not - won't
Phil.4:  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Those that are not - will not be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Those that are not - will not see this Kingdom
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
(if you preach the Truth of God's Word - you will be persecuted, ridiculed and blasted by the world, including the religious lost) you will never be revered or spoken well of.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Listen folks, if the Spirit of God has quickened your spirit within you. In other words, if His Truth has lit the candle of the your spirit and given you "new life" you will never hide that LIGHT from the world; nor will you ever be ashamed of or DENY the Lord who bought you.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
LUKE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: In plainer comparison:
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
What commandments you ask? REMEMBER PURE OF HEART:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:
REMEMBER the persecutions, beatings, tortures and mocking that our Lord endured for us and realize that true belief by us WILL RESULT IN THE SAME TREATMENT TO US.
We must preach Jesus and repentance when attacked and RECEIVE GREAT REWARD as WE CRUCIFY OURSELVES FOR HIM LIKE HE DID FOR US.
Matthew 6: 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Riches, recognition, reputation, glory, the esteem of other people
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. REMEMBER IT IS ALL ABOUT THE HEART
Matthew 7: 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete (DISPENSE PUNISHMENT) , it shall be measured to you again.
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
POINT OUT THE FAULTS OF OTHERS WHILE IGNORING YOUR OWN. WORRY AND WORK ON YOUR OWN FAULTS THROUGH THE SPIRIT'S POWER and do not deflect your sin by focusing on others. That only fools men, it NEVER fools our Lord.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
THE REPROBATES AND THOSE THAT MOCK GOD (REMEMBER WHEN THE LORD TOLD US TO BRUSH THE DUST OFF YOUR FEET OF THOSE WHO SIMPLY WILL NOT HEAR THE GOSPEL).
EVERY TEACHING of OUR LORD in the Gospels is repeated, rephrased and reiterated in the rest of the New Testament. The Gospels are the FOUNDATION of the Entire New Testament.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (Note that it will be the Spirit of God within you that will transform your mortal body at the last trumpet, so make sure He is present)
A little later in Galatians, our Lord's teachings are reiterated again as evidence of the new birth:
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
BY HIS Spirit ONLY CAN WE FOLLOW HIM:
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
WE CANNOT FOLLOW JESUS NOR WALK WITH GOD WITHOUT STAYING IN HIS WORD and PRAYER FOR THE SPIRIT'S STRENGTH AND HELP: This is what GOD MEANS by Trusting in HIM.
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