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Renewed Strength

by Brett Fuller on November 26, 2018

Matt 5:3 says. "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." In the Greek, the original language of the NT, the word for "poor" can be translated "without" and the word for "spirit" is can be translated "breath". So, the passage could also read like this, "Blessed are those without breath for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

This rendering has dual application. First, an eternal one: when we expire from this earth, we can have the assurance that there has been a reservation in heaven made for us. Second an earthly one: we can have the confidence that when the marathon of life has "winded" us-- causing us to be "short of breath"-- that all the power of the kingdom is available to renew our strength.

So, if life has got you "winded", count yourself blessed because God has a secret stash of supernatural provision just for you! Live right, live well…