Jesus Said "The Blessed" Were Those Who Were Not Offended by Him!
I have some good news for my fellow believers in Jesus Christ. Jesus is on your side and he has your back. That is all you need to know. God is on your side.
1] God The Father Loves Those Who Believe In His Son!
There is great comfort in knowing that you have been accepted and received by the Father, because you have accepted and received the Son, whom He sent. Your blessing from God, is not determined by your blessing the nation of Israel. In fact the ultimate promise to Abraham, that he would be a “father of many nations,” had everything to do with that very promise being fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He (Jesus) was the “promised seed” (descendant) and everything must be tied in with Jesus Christ. After Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he told his followers that the Gospel would be preached at Jerusalem, and among all nations. (Luke 24:44-48) That was (and is) the fulfillment of the promise given to Abraham, that he would be the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:4-5) True believers know without a doubt that they have NOT replaced Israel, but they have become part of the only true Israel of God! (Galatians 6:14-16) They have joined hands with the true Jewish believers in Jesus Christ.
For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. (John 16:27-28)
2] Those With Faith In Jesus Christ Are Blessed In God’s Sight!
Do you really want to KNOW who are the BLESSED in the sight of Almighty God? Then read the following passage of scripture:
“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And BLESSED IS HE, whosoever shall NOT be OFFENDED in ME.” Matthew 11:2-6
The passage above records a situation, where John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus Christ wanted to make sure that Jesus was in fact the promised Messiah. This is a beautiful passage of scripture and it lends great validity to the truth of the scriptures. Jesus immediately told the disciples of John to inform him about the miracles that were being done by him, and that the gospel was being preached to the poor. Why did Jesus do that? Because he knew that John the Baptist was well acquainted with the scriptures, and that the coming Messiah was prophesied to do the very things which Christ was doing. (Isaiah 29:18, 35:4-6, 42:6-7, 61;1-3, 66:2)