BeLoved – Makarios – Blessed

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“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” (Luke 1:45)

For this Mother’s day I wanted to honor all women; especially those who are mothers. And to encourage those who are women of God to earnestly pray for all women that do not yet know our precious Savior; that they will come to know Him and come to be blessed by Him.

This Sunday many will hear the words of Proverbs 31 spoken in sermon. Many will hear the words of the Excellent Woman, the dutiful Wife, the devoted mother, and what many have come to call the Proverbs 31 Woman.  But this year the scriptures took me beyond these words on an interesting journey in God’s Word. God is so Good and sometimes we are blessed when the journey takes us all on a road less traveled.  Beloved, trek with me as we travel this road.

Makarios in the Greek means Blessed, means happy. There are many variations of this word used from the root of Makarios. Strong’s reveals the following definition:

3107 /makários (“blessed”) describes a believer in enviable (“fortunate”) position from receiving God’s provisions (favor) – which (literally) extend (“make long, large”) His grace (benefits). This happens with receiving (obeying) the Lord’s inbirthings of faith. Hence, faith (4102 /pístis) and 3107 (makários) are closely associated (Ro 4:5-7,14:22,23; Rev 14:12,13).

If you can trek through the formality of the definition you may find the jewels. Did you find the truth in this definition? Did you see the connection between blessed and faith? Now follow me on the road less traveled. It is a beautiful journey and it is with promise that you will be blessed.

In Luke 1:39 – 45 we begin our journey with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she travels to the home of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. These words are just filled with jewels in the lives of two very special women who were anointed by God.

“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

Beloved, did you find the jewels? There are so many precious pearls in these words. Read them slowly and have the Holy Spirit guide you into the journey with God in His Word. Did you notice that the word “blessed” is mentioned three times by Elizabeth? But pay close attention here because in the Greek these words are used quite differently. Stay with me as I would like to bring your focus to the very special meaning in this verse of Luke.

“And Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45

This blessed is used in the Greek is Makapia; a variation of the root Makarios which means happy.

It is quite different from the others in usage. Now get ready to uncover this precious pearl. This same usage, for the root word Makarios (happy) is used exclusively in the Beatitudes of Christ in Mathew 5:2 –10.

“And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Did you hear the words? Did you find the connection? Did you uncover the pearls?

“And Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45

Oh beloved, we are rewarded the same blessed, Makarios (happy) in the Beatitudes as the Blessed, of Mary who believed (faith) in the fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.   When we believe (have faith) in the Words of the Lord we are blessed (happy).  And again in Luke 11:27 -28, true blessedness is described “As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!  But he said, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it”…..and that’s our Lord…always bringing it home! Amen :Y

I don’t know about you but that just amazes me how God brings his Words to us in a journey. It leaves me just hungry for more, and more, and more. And all the more just makes me so very happy and fills me with His Joy. ~ Amen :Y

Happy Mother’s Day and may you all be richly blessed when you believe in the precious Words of our Lord.

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