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Kingdom Manifesto: Blessings & Warnings (Luke 6:17-23) | Doubtless Living
Kingdom Manifesto: Blessings & Warnings (Luke 6:17-23) If someone told you that they were supremely blessed and living in a state of exalted happiness you would probably think they were ultra-rich with great wealth and an abundance of financial resources. Alas, that is the conventional wisdom of our day. Yet that is rarely the case. Some of the happiest and most contented people I know have the least means. They have such joy chiefly because they do not measure wealth or worth the same way others do. Jesus was a bit of a revolutionary in His day, because he espoused a contrarian view for measuring happiness. A view that may have raised a lot of eyebrows initially. Flanked by his newly chosen Apostles, Jesus stood on a plateau and spoke to a very large crowd of followers who were eager to see and hear more from Him. In His kingdom manifesto, Jesus reminded His followers that true happiness is not measured by material wealth or by