Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

How do you buy without money? FAITH… (with the proper object…JESUS)

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor…

We have to see ourselves as a people of need.

The Modern gospel is trying to tell people that “they are all it”, “They are a champion”… They won’t talk about sin & our state of being. WE NEED JESUS DAILY…But if we do not see ourselves as a person of need, then we will go through life depending on self…
Our prayer should be, “OH Lord change me”. Most pray, “Oh Lord change so & so”…

POOR- deficient or lacking in; lowly, afflicted, destitute of the Christian virtues and eternal riches, helpless, powerless to accomplish an end, (men of this class most readily give themselves up to Christ’s teaching and proved them selves fitted to lay hold of the heavenly treasure)

Matthew Henry: To whom he was to preach: to the poor; to those that were poor in the world, whom the Jewish doctors disdained to undertake the teaching of and spoke of with contempt; to those that were poor in spirit, to the meek and humble, and to those that were truly sorrowful for sin: to them the gospel and the grace of it will be welcome, and they shall have it…
Matt. 11:5 …the poor have the gospel preached to them.

The problem is we have so much PRIDE in this world that people will not receive the gospel… Like in Rev. 3:17  …I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…

Die to self…
Mark 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
We must surrender our will, humble ourselves, & place our faith in what Jesus did for us at Calvary.

Then we will have good news… We will have the kingdom of God…

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…
Luke 6:20 …Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

James 2 …God has chosen the poor of this world rich in faith… (you are chosen…)

So surrender, come, humble yourself, realize you are poor and have need of a Savior…

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