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What Is Spiritually Prosperous

What insight or teaching can you share on this second Be-Attitude: Spiritually prosperous are those who are mourning, because they themselves shall be encouraged and strenthened by consolation.

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 ---Ryan on 9/22/06
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greetings,when we mourn we express grief or sorrow and to hold it back would be pushing aside our human need and rest does not come until we do.moses mourned as well as jesus wept.mourning is no sign of weakness for moses and jesus were of great strength.moses was matchless and jesus is to this day,even forever mercifull unto those who mourn and seek relief from their bondage of mis-spent living.
---earl on 6/27/07

Ryan, what you say is good, but are we to do God's way or man's way. I think the version of the bible people use are just as important as the God they serve. Don't forget, there many false gods out there along with false bibles. We are to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Many new versions have left out much of the truth.
---Rev_Herb on 9/26/06

#2 Rev Herb, Let's not bicker over the usage of nouns, adverbs, prepositions and sentence structure. Help each other to keep focus on the Spirit and not get distracted with petty squabbles concerning grammer.
---Ryan on 9/25/06

#1 Rev Herb, regardless of what version or translation is used to quote scripture the purpose of this question is to share any experiences or insights concerning Christ's first sermon, The Messiah's first message is beautiful and so full of meat let us share what we may and boost each other up, helping one another as we grow.
---Ryan on 9/25/06

Rev Herb the entire word of God is spiritual, weather it is written in 17th century english, American english, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Greek, or Swaheli. To say a version is superior to a translation is having a very hard attitude and Christians are not directed to be hard we are directed to be soft.
---Ryan on 9/25/06

All I can say is that the KJV is a spiritual bible and one has to be spiritual to understand it. I one cannot understand the KJV bible then thy may not be spiritual. The more I look into the KJV arguement, the more I believe the KJV is the only true word of God.
---Rev_Herb on 9/24/06

Rev Herb, the KJV was written over 400 years ago in Britain, and sometimes, to me, it is like reading Greek. I appreciate the people who have laboured to bring us the NASB and other such contemporary English translations. Your statistics refelct the ammount of time the KJV has been used, in 400+ years the numbers will reflect what the NASB will bring; your comparing apples and oranges. It's like saying a Christian of 60 years in age is more valuable than a Christian of 20.
---Ryan on 9/24/06

There are 5366 manuscripts including 2209 lectionaries 99% of which the KJV Bible is based. The 1% that can't agree with each other is what the new perversions are based on. So if you want to study Greek and do your own study, you have a lot of reading to do. So why not study the KJV which was taken form the majority manuscripts?
---Rev_Herb on 9/24/06

Ahhh I see the problem, the KJV is the version that dropped out of the heavens for english readers. C'mon people you are so focused on such a trivial matter. Mr. Wuest took the time to study Greek and translate from the manuscripts what the Greek language was conveying. Besides 'spiritually prosperous' sounds better & is more accurate to the goal of the Christian we are already blessed with Christ now we press on to spiritual maturity.
---Ryan on 9/23/06

The bible does not say anything about being spiritually prosperous. It says:Mt5:4
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. KJV. Easy to read and understand. Why add to or take away from God's word?
---Rev_Herb on 9/22/06

The sin nature can in a second, at the speed of thought, turn hurt to bitterness. The one who cries when his spirit hurts, and turns to God is healed.
---Pharisee on 9/22/06

Donna9759, once again I'm amazed at your judgement of Mr. Wuest's expanded translation. Your heart is hardened to anything that does not fit inside your little box. The expanded translation of this scripture does not rob anything from what Jesus said and I see no way in which bringing richness, clarity & fullness to the scripture will confuse anyone. You must be a KJV purist or something according to your attitude.
---Ryan on 9/22/06

I am with Mike on the mourning over our fallenness. To grieve over our sins and the sins of others is the mourning being discussed in this Beattitude. For when we grieve, we are given the opportunity to repent and be strengthened in our future obedience.
---Madison1101 on 9/22/06

To prosper spiritually means you are putting the word inside of you, you are living by the word, standing on the word, speaking the word of God over your life, you are watering yourself with the word and becomming spiritually prosperous. It has nothing to do with mourning. You are really reading the wrong materials/commentaries. This stuff can really confuse new babes in Christ.
---Donna9759 on 9/22/06

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Mourn means to feel or express sorrow, lament and grieve. When Jesus mourned over Jerusalem, He said, "Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who stone the prophets, etc.,
Jesus will comfort those who mourn for the lost, who mourn for the brokenhearted, who mourn for the captives to be set free. You're blessed if you mourn for these purposes.
---Donna9759 on 9/22/06

Just because someone is mourning doesn't automatically mean they are spiritually blessed. They would have to go to God.
---john on 9/22/06

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I was always under the impression that the Beatitudes spoke about our spiritual state, that we will be comforted for the mourning we have for a our fallen state.
---mike8384 on 9/22/06

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