Looking Inward & Outward with the goggle of Faith- part 132

1. A meek man is one who has been led through seasons and taught not to judge, do or say anything of his own, but to constantly live by the strength of God’s grace and in His sight. They are as rare as gold is (Isa. 13:12). They are the true kings of the earth and they are usually despised by those meant to receive them as God’s vessels or servants. (John 5:30; Matt. 5:5/13:57)

2. Submitting one to another, and being subject to various levels of authority that the Lord has set within and without the body of Christ, can remain unnatural and can easily escape our radar – even when we have received enlightenment on it. By it, faithful women of old wrestled with lies like “women rights”; and, thereby, had their hearts adorned with a meek and quiet spirit, even that incorruptible nature that should prepare us for (eternal) glory. (Eph. 5:21, 1Pet. 2:13-25/3:1-5)

3. Any definition of the manifestation of the sons of God that doesn’t start and end in meekness and lowliness, is of no profit to the souls of those proclaiming it or to their audience. Sons of God are firstly prisoners of Christ who pressed on to fetch every measure of everlasting life that the Father offered them. (Matt. 11:28-30. Eph. 4:1-2, Jn. 1:11-12)

4. No man who struggles with the counsels of truth on submission to higher (or spiritual) authority, can claim to have any true dominion in the spirit. Submission at all levels remains a vital prescription for weeding out or overcoming hidden natures in us; especially priestly sins like guile, envy, malice, hypocrisies and evil speaking. (Rom. 10:1-5; 1Pet. 2:1,13,18; 1 Pet. 5:5-6)

5. We can have a lot of knowledge around biblical issues or subjects, but as long as we still have issues serving men whom God brought our way or struggle with the subject of submitting to spiritual authority, we would lack the faith-sense of Christ through which we are to judge all things spiritually. Submitting to God and (or through) men, is an order in the spirit; by it Jesus fetched life, became meek and ultimately lowly at heart (1Cor. 2:15, Exo. 3:1, Lk. 2:51-52)

6. For the Lord to remodel our hearts with the lowliness, gentleness and meekness found in Him-and for Him to become the center of attraction in our lives. He would have to employ those experiences that we are tempted to despise the most; all because they come at a dire cost to our ego and self-reputation before men. Those who escape this process, unknowingly despise the wisdom meant to bring their souls into salvation: even God (Exo. 3:1, Eph. 4:1-2, 1Pet. 1:9)

7. One of the essence of revelation knowledge is to prepare us to entertain the dealings or leading of the Spirit that would humble us, crumble our strength, make us meek, change our judgment and grant us access to strictly live by the grace and power that raised Jesus to become the Christ; and, ultimately, to become the Son of God (Eph. 1:17-20, Tit. 2: 11-12, Matt. 16:16).

8. The reign of death, even of the separations it brought between men and God, suffered setbacks during the days of Moses, because in him, God was able to raise the meekest man of his day. Meekness remains a violent instrument against the kingdoms of this world. It is a mysterious conversation that the enemy cannot resist nor gainsay. (Num. 12:3, Rom. 5:14, Matt.11:12).

9. In Christ Jesus is a strata of meekness that we can gradually attain as we walk or grow through one spiritual lesson of faith to another; from faith, through virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness to Charity. By this we acquire the meekness of Christ and prepare for the ultimate meekness that is constituted in the Son of God (2 Pet. 1:5-7, 1 Cor. 13:5-7, Matt. 16:16)

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