Jesus brought messages of hope and healing. Today, many are searching for hope, love, and peace. You can only find this when Christ becomes your answer for everything. The Word says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” This is having the opposite of the defiant attitude saturating our society today. A life with Jesus makes you far richer than anything this world has to offer.


today we begin a series of sermons taken

from the greatest sermon that was ever

preached by the greatest preacher who

ever walked the face of this Earth Jesus

Christ the son of God The Sermon on the

Mount represents the moral principles of

the kingdom of God The Sermon on the

Mount was not a call to Sinners it was a

call to those who professed Christ and

Christ is saying these are the

attributes I want you to demonstrate to

the world from now on Matthew 56 and 7

is the Constitution and bylaws of the

New Testament Church why do we need this

teaching in America we need this

teaching because something is serious

seriously wrong in our nation when we

are offended by everything but


sin the eight Beatitudes are arranged in


pairs they are progressive in nature

meaning they are like a Stairway To the

Stars the first step is poverty that

makes rich read with me Matthew 5 verses

1-4 and seeing the multitudes he went up

into a mountain and when he had sat down

his disciples came to him and he opened

his mouth and taught them saying blessed

are the poor in spirit for theirs is the

Kingdom of Heaven blessed are they that

mourn for they shall be comforted this

is step one God is going to do a work in

your heart and in your life as you climb

this stairway into the very presence of

God father thank you for your word thank

you for those who are in this audience

that love your word thank you for those

in America who are willing to obey your

word that righteousness May abound in

this nation in our time of moral

Calamity in Jesus name we pray and all

of God’s children said amen amen you may


seated every word of the text in Matthew

51 demands an explanation to every

Christian there is first the words and

seeing the multitudes Jesus audience was

the audience of 12 disciples that were

listening to him and thousands that had

come to hear him it was the message

being presented to The Messengers who

would carry it to the world that is

still the Prototype of the church we

have the good news and and it is our

responsibility to carry it to the world

that the world may know Jesus the text

then states he went up into a mountain

to preach a sermon it is the

Constitution and bylaws of the New

Testament Church Jesus said if men will

not praise me the rocks will cry out and

praise me the fact is the drama of the

Bible is projected over the mountains in

the scripture at Mount Si God gave the

Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Zion

Jerusalem the city of God was created at

Mount Calvary Jesus Christ the son of

God died for your Redemption for your

Redemption and for your Redemption it

was a battlefield fault for The Souls of

men and Jesus Christ was Victorious over

death Hell In The

Grave then the text reads and then he

sat down he sat down as a judge enters

the room and sits down the portrait of


Authority the court is in session listen

up he sat down as the King of Kings

because he is the king he is the Lord of

lords and of his kingdom there shall be

no end he is saying these Beatitudes are

the things I want you to hear and to

obey the eight attitudes The Stairway To

the Stars begins with one of the most

powerful words in the Bible blessed

blessed blessed blessed the fact is it’s

God’s passion it’s his desire to bless

each and every one of you here and each

and every one of you listening by

television he wants to bless you

exceedingly abundantly above all you can

ask or imagine that’s God’s word that’s

not my word Psalms 84 says the blessings

of God is upon this house have you asked

for the blessings of God to be upon your

house God blessed Adam and Eve and they

became the general managers of the

universe God blessed Abraham as the

founder of the nation of Israel he said

I will bless you and I will make your

name great and I will make of you a

great nation that nation is Israel today

Israel is one of the most prosperous and

Power powerful Nations on the earth God

Almighty is looking from heaven right

now to every person in this Auditorium

and to those who are watching television

Across America and around the world I

want to bless you I want to bless you

abundantly I want to bless you so much

your neighbors can’t stand it I want to

bless you in your health I am the great

physician I want to bless you in your

finances for all the gold and the silver

in the world are mine sayth the Lord I

want to bless you and your family

relationships where you love one another

as I have loved you I want to bless you

your children and your children’s

children I want to tell you something

look at my children God has blessed

those children because we have taught

them how to receive the blessing of God

I want to bless you with peace that

surpasses understanding I want to bless

you with joy that’s unspeakable and full

of Glory I want to give to you a hope

that will guarantee success in your

future I want you to have victory over

the World the Flesh and the devil you

are my child be blessed be abundantly

blessed Give the Lord Praise In The

House hello fathers you are the high

priest of your house Ephesians 6:4 says

you fathers train your children in the

fear and the admonition of the lord it’s

not the mother’s role to train the

children children it’s the father’s role

to train the children one of the great

tragedies of America is the absentee

father from the American home where

children never knew their father they

never heard him pray they never heard

him establish the pattern of

righteousness that brings true

Prosperity the fact is that Jacob

blessed his 12 sons with the Priestly

blessing and every word he spoke over

those boys controll the future of Israel

for almost a thousand years think about

that kind of power let’s take the first

step in the

stairway poverty that makes

rich sounds strange doesn’t it the Bible

says blessed are the poor in spirit for

theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven what is

the poor in spirit it’s the opposite of

the defiant attitude that refuses to bow

to God that says like pharaoh who is the

Lord that I should obey him and my

friends that’s the

attitude of many millions of Americans


now who is God that we should recognize

him that we should honor him that we

would want his Ten Commandments in our

schools that we would honor him in our

schools Pharaoh found out who God was

when the death angel swept through Egypt

and killed the firstborn in every home

when God sent the 10 plagues that

crushed the Egyptian economy forever

then he turned the River Nile into blood

there was blood in Pharaoh’s bathtub in

his kitchen because it was everywhere

all water turned to blood he drowned the

Egyptian Army in the Red Sea the god of

Heaven is not a cosmic cop he is

almighty God he has all power he is in

control of what’s going on we just need

to ask him

what is the perfect portrait of being

humble in spirit the perfect portrait of

humility was demonstrated by Jesus

Christ in John chap 13 the Bible says

that Jesus rose from the supper table

laid aside his garments and took a towel

and wrapped it around himself then he

kneeled and he poured water into a

basement and began to wash the dirty

stinking feet of his disciples why did

one of the disciples washed the feet

they didn’t wash the feet because Jesus

was the only one spiritually strong

enough to do that they were spiritually

too insipidly weak to do the humble

thing they were full of themselves their

pompous ego was their Master they were

concerned about sitting at the right

hand of the master in the Kingdom that

was to come they even had their mothers

lobbying Jesus for them

Jesus looked at those mothers and said

you don’t know what you’re asking

everyone who follows me is going to get

killed suddenly they weren’t quite so

interested this portrait screams the

message of the 21st century in America

it says crucify your pride crucify your

vanity crucify your ego or you will

never be a part of the kingdom of God

all of your righteousness is as filthy


look at the text it says the first step

in The Stairway To the Stars is

humility humility it’s a word lost to

this generation being gracious being

willing to be a servant except you

become as a little child you will not

enter the kingdom of God what is the

reward for taking this first step for

theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven say that

with me for theirs is the Kingdom of

Heaven listen the Kingdom of Heaven is

not your when you die the Kingdom of

Heaven is yours right

now it’s yours right now when you

practice the principles of righteousness

you have the supernatural power and

authority of the kingdom of God at your

disposal to be Victorious and prosper in

every dimension of your life right

now as the world around us seems to take

a very dark turn you might ask yourself

is it possible to prosper in in every

area of life even in such perilous times

the answer is yes are you trusting him

to lead the way and show you what steps

to take next in him you have the ability

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when you fill your mind with the word

the enemy can no longer control you

because your mind is set on things not

of this world call the number on screen

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storm these Beatitudes this Stairway To

the Stars this eight steps of sequential

Supernatural Logic the first step is

emptying of

yourself with a following steps are a

manifestation of its

fullness you cannot be filled until you

are first emptied you cannot be filled

with new wine and be partially filled

with old wine the old wine has to be

poured out to the last drop you can’t

read the Bible with any success with a

copy of Playboy Magazine on your

desk seek ye first the kingdom of God

and his righteousness and all of these

things shall be given unto you there are

always two sides to the gospel there’s

first the pulling down and next the

rising up remember the words of Simeon

the New Testament Prophet who dedicated

Jesus when he was brought to the temple

by his mother

Mary he lifted Jesus up and said this

child is set for the fall and the rising

again of many the fall and the rising

again the fall comes before the

rising fact the conviction of sin comes


conversion the Gospel of Jesus Christ

condemns before it releases and exalts

God Almighty purges you before he

promotes you Jesus is crucified for our

sins before the resurrection are you

going through a great trial right now or

you going through an unspeakable trial

right now those of you watching the

television can you answer that question

has your heart been broken have your

dreams been

crushed listen to me hold on hold on

hold on you’re the next in line for a

glorious promotion that will bless you

the rest of your life you’re getting

ready to go from the pit to the

Palace listen being poor in spirit does

not mean you suppress your personality

and let people run over

you write that

down this humble yet aggressive behavior

is seen multiple times in the Bible

there is Gideon the situation that

Israel has been in captivity from the

midianites for seven years the

midianites were vicious Gideon is out

behind the barn harvesting his wheat

he’s hiding because if the midianites

see him they’ll steal the wheat and

he’ll starve the angel of the Lord comes

to this coward hiding behind the barn

and says hail Gideon you might man of

Valor get out from behind this barn and

go do

something and Gideon and the angel have

a discourse that lasts for about three

chapters but it ends up with Gideon

becoming super aggressive he organized

an army that God reduced down to 300 to

go into combat against an army of tens

of thousands they had a trumpet to blow

and a picture and with all of that that

racket they charged and the midianites

fought each other and destroyed each

other and they became the victors God

can use you if you’re just willing to be

used the angel of the Lord comes to him

and says hail Gideon you mighty man of

Valor blessed are the poor in spirit we

find humility yet we find Divine

confidence in Jesus Christ listen to

what Jesus Christ said the creator of

Heaven and Earth who has all power who

could have crushed the Earth with a


statement he looked toward the heavens

and said I can do nothing of

myself Jesus said

that Jesus said

that look at his prayer life he was

God’s son he was God he prayed for hours

you see his poverty of spirit and his

tot dependence on God the Father the Son

of God prayed for our just how broken


you and how humble are you before

God are you willing to do the menial

task in the kingdom of God the what I

call the washing of the feet

project look at Jesus the author and

finisher of our faith and do what he

asked you to do ask God for Great and

Mighty things ask him for miracles in

your life asking for miracles in your

home with your children in your business

now you’re ready to take step two

blessed are those who mourn for they

shall be comforted say that with me

blessed are those who mourn for they

shall be comforted this is the Second

Step In The Stairway To the Stars he’s

the God of All Comfort have you ever

heard the term good grief how many of

you ever heard that how many of you have

ever used that it’s a medical fact grief

is healthy one tear in the eye testifies

about a spring in the

soul it may lie buried beneath emotional

scars it may lie buried beneath a bitter

divorce or the rejection from your

parents or child abuse from your father

or mother or bitter memory that will not

die that one tear screams I’m alive I’m


alive tears are a language God

understands blessed are they that mourn

happier those that can still weep like a

child for they are the only ones who are


alive if you can’t cry about your faults

and failures you’re not spiritually well

God is not your

butler he’s the master of your life

when Matthew was 9 years old he called

me into his bedroom at

night I knelt beside his bed he was

weeping he said Dad I’ve said some

things today that I know must have

offended the Lord would you pray with me

that God would forgive me

I knelt beside his bed for

prayer I left his

room walked down the hall and said to


Lord except you become as a little child

you should not enter the kingdom of God

don’t ever let my heart my soul be

affected by this dog e dog world don’t

let me get jaded and cold and callous

and cynical don’t let my heart get past

the portal of tender feelings toward you

or people who are

suffering what about

you Paul tells us of people whose

conscience is seared with a hot iron 1

Timothy 4 they live in hypocrisy and it

does not pain their hearts remember the

story of Father Damian he went to be a

missionary to the lepers in the island

just off the island of

Hawaii for 13 years he lived with those

lepers in their Gethsemane for 13 years

he was their teacher their companion

their friend at last the dreaded disease

laid hold of him at first he was not

aware of it but one morning he happened

to spill hot boiling water on his foot

and there was absolutely no pain the law

L of feeling informed him that the

leprosy had consumed his body and he

himself was slowly dying listen to me

there is a far greater loss than that of

physical sensitivity it is the loss of

your spiritual sensitivity toward God

when you can get to the place you can

sin and your conscience no longer hurts

you you’re dying your conscience is

seared with a hot iron you lie but

there’s no pain of conscience you use

God’s name in vain there’s no pain of

conscience your world’s attitude is so

what you commit adultery and there’s no

sorrow over the broken Covenant with

your husband or your wife you steal for

your your employer at first your

conscience is revolted but no more you

are addicted to pornography you are a

slave to the occult you’re a slave to

drugs at first the Holy Spirit convicted

you but the voice has been smok Ed by

your carnal choices your conscience is

dead your heart is as hard as a rock so

what you say you pass up your Bible and

fall asleep in your chair without prayer

time you attend the house of God on

Easter and Christmas and you think

you’re doing God a favor you are

consumed with greed and Mastered by

materialism so what you say so what

you’re dying Mister you’re dying lady

that’s what you’re dying ding without

the grace of God you will never be a

part of the kingdom of God unless you

repent you’re murdering your conscience

with every disobedient act your soul is

dying your conscience is screaming stop

it stop it stop

it mourning is the evidence of

forgiveness blessed are they that

mourn for they shall be forgiven say

that with me blessed are they that born

for they shall be

forgiven if we confess our sin he is

faithful and just to forgive us of our

sin and to cleanse us from all

unrighteousness sin confessed is sin

forgiven God has forgiven

you in my life as a pastor there are

people who ask God for forgiveness and

then refuse to believe that God could do

it my dear friend all that God wants you

to do is say I’m sorry for my sin and he

has the angels of God to wash that off

your record it’s buried instantly in the

deepest sea never to be remembered

anymore if God has forgotten it you


it you forget

it Peter is at the fireplace of pilate’s

judgment Hall he denied Jesus Christ

three times think about

it he denied the

Lord the Bible says If you deny me

before men I will deny you before my

father and his angels in the kingdom of

God Peter’s soul is literally hanging by


thread the Bible says he went out and

wept bitterly he mourned on the

Resurrection morning what was the first

thing Jesus said to his disciples go

tell Peter he’s

forgiven he didn’t say go tell that loud

mouth I’m going to give him a second

chance he said Peter is

Forgiven think about that mourning is

natural the Bible says about the

different kinds of mourning but mourning

is a sign that healing has taken its

place mourning is the road to repentance

blessed are they that mourn for they are

on their way to repentance Romans

323 for we all have sinned and come

short of the glory of God say that with

me we all have sinned and come short of

the glory of God God’s grace is greater

than all of your

sin that it just a a a verse that

boggles my mind God’s grace is greater

than all of your sins I have heard every

conceivable kind of confession and that

verse is the

Lifesaver of Legions of people who

believe that God could never forgive

them if you’re in this audience and

you’re watching by television and you

believe that God could never forgive you

that’s the devil sitting on your

shoulder lying to you God is anxious to

forgive you is anxious to forgive

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