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Matthew 5:3

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 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [Blessed are those who know they are poor in spirit, who know they need more of the Holy Spirit, who know they are in great need and in spiritual poverty, Rev 3:17-19. But woe to you who are rich [think you are spiritually rich]! For you have received your comfort. Luke 6:24. Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor (in Spirit) because only those who know they are slaves to sin, can hear His gospel offer to destroy the sin in them and free them indeed. As Jesus said: "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."]

Revelation 3:17-18

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 17 Because you say, 'I am rich and increased with possessions, and am in need of nothing;' and do not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked,5 [From the Word of the Lord within: "I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock."]

 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined and tried in the fire, so that you may be rich; and white garments, so that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see. [Gold refined and tried in the fire is faith that has been tested and tried by fire: trials, suffering, and tribulations, all part of the cross that every believer must endure in order to enter the kingdom; then you are clothed white with purity, and you see by the light of God.]

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