Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. (Mat 5:5 NKJ)

The meek shall inherit the earth? This is a total contrast to the world’s system that believes that world conquest only comes through strength, power, ability, self-assurance and aggressiveness. What would happen next Wednesday, if somebody in authority were to call this nation to a day of prayer, to unity and healing? Not the kind of rally that stirs up one group over another, but a gathering that seeks to find God in the midst of the carnage.

Actually, I already know what the outcome would be. Look at the example of Jehoshaphat, “Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar ” (which is En Gedi). (2Ch 20:2 NKJ)And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD………Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, ….., in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you:`Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. `Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. `You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.” (2Ch 20:2-3; 14-17 NKJ). The enemy was defeated!!

Meekness comes in prayer and calls upon the one who is greater than I. All these radical groups that we see around us are just manifestations of a spiritual reality.  In Ephesians, Paul tells us not to fight flesh and blood, but the spiritual entities of wickedness in the heavens.  Arrogance will seek t run from God; meekness will cause you to pray.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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