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Spiritually bankrupt

Started by Renee, September 02, 2009, 01:12:32 pm

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my latest essay The Sermon On The Mount 8/18/2009 Spiritually bankrupt[/] The sermon on the mount Matthew 5:3 blessed are the poor in spirit. I will look at it in the light of blessed are the spiritually bankrupt.
Mat 5:3[/]
[/]Blessed[/][/]arethe poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Main Entry: 2bankrupt
Function: adjective
Date: 1570
2 a : broken, ruined <a bankrupt professional career> b : exhausted of valuable qualities : sterile <a bankrupt old culture> c : destitute --used with of or in<bankrupt of all merciful feelings> Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.    Main Entry: des·ti·tute
Pronunciation: \'des-tə-ˌtüt, -ˌt(y)üt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin destitutus, past participle of destituere to abandon, deprive, from de- + statuere to set up -- more at statute
Date: 14th century 1 : lacking something needed or desirable <a lake destitute of fish>
2 : lacking possessions and resources; especially : suffering extreme poverty <a destitute old man>
When we are bankrupt or destitute spiritually the only thing the only one that can fill us is Christ.
To be spiritually bankrupt one will be spiritually empty and can only be filled by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. When one gets to that point true repentance can take hold and through that repentance the door will be opened to gain the wealth of the kingdom of heaven. For one to be spiritually bankrupt they must recognize that they have nothing whatsoever except Christ. And they must realize that He is everything and all things.
Have we come to that point? Have we recognized that without Him we are destitute? Have we realized that with Him we have everything He has promised us in His word?

1. Falling in love with Jesus all over again

2. Having the Joy of your salvation restored