Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fruit of The Spirit, Meekness,

Meekness,


Interesting note, if you look at other translations, you see this. "Gentleness." Or in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English "Humility," or in the Douay-Rheims Bible "Mildness." Jesus even told us during the Sermon on the Mount...
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." {Matthew 5:5}
However, nowhere in any translation, do you see the Word "Doormat."

Oh, Jesus goes on to tell us in Matthew 5:39 ....
"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
Then in Luke 6:29, Jesus said this..
"And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also."
So see, we should just lay down and take whatever others do to us. Right? No. If you read the total Sermon on the Mount, you will see that Jesus is telling you, you should be a living example of the Grace and unconditional Love of God. In many places, the Word tells us we should imitated Jesus himself. God also told us this...
"If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee. The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue." {Proverbs 25:21-23}
And in his letter, to those in Rome, Paul writes this:
"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." {Romans 12:19-21}
You see, Jesus, the same Jesus Cast out Devils, Healed the Sick, and Raised the Dead, flipped over Tables in the Temple, is not telling you to lay down and take it. If this was to be so, He would have never, Cast out Devils, Healed the Sick, and Raised the Dead, flipped over Tables in the Temple. He would have told us, something to the effect of, "It is what it is. Do not worry, you will have your reward in Heaven, just deal with it for now."

No. What He is telling you is that He IS the ultimate example. He could have, with a word, cast those that sought to kill Him into an abyss. He could have at any time, shaken the very foundation of the Earth. Remember, Jesus IS Lord. He IS the flesh of God. However, He allowed what happened to Him to happen for the greater good.

Remember, the first time Jesus sent the Twelve out to Preach the Kingdom and heal the sick? First, it was He that gave them the ability to do these things. He send them on a mission, if you will, and equipped them to do it.
"Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick." {Luke 9:1-2}
Second, it is NEVER about us. It is always about others. HE gives you the abilities to complete whatever it is HE called you to do. Then it is HE that Glorifies you. You need simply follow what God tells you to do. Rely on Him, not on other creatures or even on yourself. He is with you.

As long as you stay within God's presences and Will, He is with you always in all things. He is in control. He is the Power and Authority in every situation. He is there. You need not worry about anything. Just BE the Child of God you are. Be Meek. Be Forgiving. Be Humble. There is nothing you could even do out of anger that is worthy to be compared to what will happen to those who Hate you or Spitefully Use you. Do not worry about them. God is your Father. You have already overcome the World, because HE has already overcome the World..

Faith in God, understanding of His plan and purpose of your life, is key. Trust in Him is your strength. "With men it is impossible. But not with God, for with God, all things are possible." You are a blood bought Child of God. You are chosen by God for His purpose. So He is with you. If God is for you, who can be against you? As a Child of God, you should have no fear of anything.

However, God does not want you to be Prideful or Boastful. He wants you Humble. He wants you Meek. The Meek shall inherit the Earth. Blessed are the humble. For they are truly the blessed of God. Although you have all this power, true Wisdom is knowing how to use it. In God's time. For God's purpose.

The Saints did not know what laid ahead in their journey. No one knows when they may be required to speak the Word of God to someone until it happens. No one knows what comes, until it is there. If you are too busy attempting to show how great a person you are, you will miss what God wants you to do. If you are too busy Worrying about and Fearing everything, you will totally miss what God has for you. God has a plan and a purpose for your life.

Moses was Meek. According to the Word, "above all the men which were upon the face of the earth." Yet, God called him and he lead God's people out of bondage. He parted the Sea, and boldly stood before Pharaoh, preforming signs and wonders. David was meek and small in stature. He was a Shepard. He killed a Giant, and became one of the greatest Kings to ever live. Peter was a Fisherman. He became "this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Did Moses say, I am humble according to the Word, so I will not do these things? Or David say, according to God, we are to be humble, I will not fight the Giant? Did Peter say, I must allow others to walk all over me?

Think about these men. None of them were prideful and boasting. They were simple men, living their lives. They became a Savior, a King, a Church. Peter walked on water with Jesus, briefly, and people actually believed that Peter's Shadow healed people when it touched them.

True humility is knowing who you are. Knowing the power you possess, and being willing to yield yourself and the desires of you, to follow God and His plans. Jesus Washed His disciples Feet. The Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings, stripped off His cloths, knelt down, and Washed their Feet. Remember what He told the disciples when they were arguing who would be the greatest in Heaven?
"The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth." {Luke 22:25-27}
They wanted to be Kings themselves. They wanted people to serve them. Jesus told them that they needed to serve others That this was the path to being great in the Kingdom. As He, Jesus was, so should they be. No thought of themselves, even to the point of death. But their thoughts should be on God and His plans and His Will.

You must yield yourself. Yield your desires and your ideas. Give yourself to the Lord and allow Him to show you His Will. Then and only then, will you truly advance in the kingdom of God. Then and only then, can God use you to be what He wants you to be. Do not be Prideful. But become Meek. Accept this Fruit of the Spirit, for then, you shall even inherit the Earth.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
{2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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