Text: Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof. When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour. (Isaiah 27:10-11)
Tweet: Ignorance of God is no excuse for iniquities against God. Therefore, ignorance of the divine provides no human grounds of appeal before the Heavenly bar for a more lenient or merciful judgment.
Text: And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. (Luke 23:11-12)
Tweet: Regular adversaries form irregular alliances out of their mutual antagonism toward Christ.
Text: And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:19-20)
Tweet: It is lunacy for the living to forsake the living God for the counsel of mediums who masquerade as channelers of the dead. All who do so deprive themselves of divine light and truth and plunge themselves into demonic darkness and deception.
Text: If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18-20)
Tweet: Those who live as Christ lived in the world will be treated as Christ was treated by the world. To be liked by the world, you must be nothing like Christ.
Text: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are those who are persecuted for Christ’s sake, for it not only proves that they are Christ’s servants on earth, but also that they have a great reward awaiting them in Heaven.
Text: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are those persecuted in this world for the sake of righteousness, for it proves their possession of a secure reservation in Heaven.
Text: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are the peacemakers, for unlike the pugnacious, they are affirmed and acknowledged to be the children of God.
Text: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are the pure-hearted, for through the eyes of their pure heart they shall see God.
Text: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are those who are merciful to others, for God will be merciful to them.
Text: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
Tweet: Blessed (happy) are those with an insatiable hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be ultimately and utterly satisfied.