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Matthew 5:3

3 1Blessed are the 2apoor in 3spirit, for theirs is the 4bkingdom of the heavens.


33 Spirit here refers not to the Spirit of God but to our human spirit, the deepest part of our being, the organ by which we contact God and realize spiritual things. We need to be poor, emptied, unloaded, in this part of our being that we may realize and possess the kingdom of the heavens. This implies that the kingdom of the heavens is spiritual, not material.