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The Mighty Meek | Part 1

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December 7, 2020 7:00 am

The Mighty Meek | Part 1

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December 7, 2020 7:00 am

In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus revealed it is not the mighty men who are blessed, it is the mighty meek. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals the definition, development, and dynamic of true meekness.

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Are you the one who shall inherit this or listen to Adrian Rogers is a little boy used to listen to a program called search for missing years.

Your listener let somebody have died and left a lot of money but nobody moved to whom it belonged, and so there was a search for missing air. It might be dear friend that today your that missing air, the one who is to inherit the earth.

And yet you don't even know it. So I hope today that you hear your name called Blessed are the meek for they shall in paragraph dear. Welcome to Leavenworth finding featuring the powerful lessons in nights of master teacher and author Adrian Rogers Matthew five verse five says blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

In his sermon on the Mount, Jesus revealed it's not the mighty men were blessed. It's the mighty meek meekness is not weakness. Remember, Jesus was meek, yet he was a strong man to be meek means to be healed to have a compliant spirit. Meekness is strength under control so if you have your Bible turn to Matthew chapter 5 is Adrian Rogers reveals three steps to developing meekness in this inspiring message.

The mighty meek I traveled in the Middle East and the Mediterranean island there that I have visited and some of you have visited is the island of Crete and that island is called in the Greek Makarios Makarios and it's a word that is translated blessed, blessed is an island named blessed and the reason they named Crete Macario's is that they thought that it had everything on it that was needed to sustain life. That is, it was self-contained. There was enough vegetation enough food enough grain everything that was only island water to sustain life. Not only did they have enough for themselves. They had enough to export and so the Greeks name that island Macario blessed.

Now we're going to read some Beatitudes and these Beatitudes began with that same word Macario's blast that gives you some idea what the word blessing means. It means more than happy. Some translate this happy but it means more than happy. It means having everything that you need.

Having everything that you need spiritually.

That is, being blessed and so the Lord Jesus Christ gives us these Beatitudes are attitudes that ought to be there, not platitudes. They are attitudes and really they deal with Christian character Christian characters what you are. Your reputation as one of us think about you characters, one caught in your wife know about you that this deals with character not blessed are what men have are not blessed what men do, but blessed are Walkman are close friend. All of us are going to dine some sooner than we think. And when you die you leave behind all that you have in all that you done and you take with you all that you are right see its character that is so important, and that's the reason it's more important that you seek blessedness than happiness. Most people in the world are doing what whether seeking happiness they want to be happy but you know those look for happiness.

The most blind abilities is a strange thing that is absolutely true. People who own a search for happiness are generally most unhappy people in the world. Happiness is not something you find by looking for happiness is something you stumble over when you're seeking blessedness friend you seek happiness in you ever find what you get right with God and blessedness will find you here to run you down and this is why Jesus Christ is talking about here in these Beatitudes. He's talking about blessedness listen to it and seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain and when he was set, his disciples came up to him and he opened his mouth and taught them saying blessed Macario. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. And then we come to our text for today. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth, that you talk about an inheritance friend to inherit the earth as a little boy used to listen to a program called the search for missing years give or listen to that somebody had died and left a lot of money but nobody moved to whom it belonged, and so there was a search for missing air. It might be dear friend that today your that missing air, the one who is to inherit the earth. And yet you don't even know it. So I hope today that you hear your name called. Blessed are the meek.

Blessed are the meek for they shall in inherit the earth. What is that mean what is this beatitude were going to talk today on the subject, the mighty meek bum. My meek is one thing that this world would not say is blessed. It is meekness. I mean we are quick way don't like that meekness is a blessing at all. People of this world would say Blessed are the mighty men.

Blessed are the muscleman. Blessed are the mental man. Blessed are the moneyman Blessed are you kinda man except the meek man because we think of meekness as weakness.

But the Bible says blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. What is meekness will imitate what it is not, but partly what it is. It is not weakness put that down big and plain and straight meekness is not weakness. And if you think that meekness is weakness. You goal. We try to be meek, can you find out that meekness is not weak why Jesus said in Matthew chapter 11. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart, you think Jesus is weak Jesus that I meet you think Jesus was weak. If you think that Jesus was weak. Then you read the Bible, where he fasted 40 days and 40 nights alone in the wilderness while beast I like to cease one of you macho men do that Jesus was weak to picture Jesus is making a whip and driving the moneychangers out of the temple Jesus who said foxes have holes and the birds have nest, the son of man hath not where to lay his head. These pictures of Jesus and make him look like he just stepped out of a beauty parlor make me sick. Jesus was a man strong man said I would be IME lowly of heart you know the Bible says in his day, the meekest man was.

This is back in the Old Testament was Moses Bible says that Moses was the meekest of all a mental mirror before Jesus Christ got here was more than a man using Moses was a wimp. You study life of Moses. I mean, he got in trouble sometimes because of his temperament. One day he was not was a weak man. He was a general who led the children of Israel out of Egypt and the wimp.

Meekness is not weakness. What is meekness is not cowardice, it is not a milquetoast type of character does not weakness the word meek means yielded yielded it literally has the idea of stress under control. There was a man J Wallace Hamilton grown an incredible book that I had in my library for a long time and tide of the book is called ride wild horses that's the title of the book, and he points out that when God made us when God created us when God put us together. God put into our nature. Certain drive certain instincts, certain ambition and then not evil in themselves, but these drives these instincts, these ambitions need to be yielded and he pointed out what I want to point out that the word meekness has the idea of a wild stallion being broken. As a matter fact in that day and sometimes still in this day when a a steed, an animal special force has been domesticated. It has been trained so a rider can set up on its back, or so it can pull the plow. The proper term for that was that that horse that animal that oxen whatever had been meet in EE K ED it had been meet. It had been broken. Now it yields to the rider. Now it feels to be yoke is strata under control is what meekness is. It is a compliant spirit.

You see these Beatitudes come in order first instep is this. Blessed are the poor in spirit. My dear friend that shows our condition we say in myself. I am spiritually bankrupt and then Blessed are they that mourn because after our condition comes our compression.

You see them in ways we say old God have mercy upon me, I see what I am. I weep over I truly repent of it and then after that condition, and that contrition comes that control where I take myself now, Lord, and I place myself under your control.

I am meek, not weak me. I have a new master a horse that has been meet still has the same strength still has the same fire still has the same drive is still has the same instincts but now there's a bridal a bit bridal the sign now J Wallace Hamilton talk about different ways that you might deal with a wild horse. The first way is just to let him run wild and that's what we have generation it does today that how they deal with this is what we call just no restraint on self-assertion just let the horse run whatever is natural is beautiful and what it was beautiful.

It must be right so you just do your thing that's self assertion don't don't put any restraint upon yourself. If you want to get drunk, get drunk, you want to fornicate fornicate you want to fight, fight, just no self restraint. The chief apostle of this philosophy and yesterday was a man named Nietzsche. He said this a listen to this quote getting rid of your pious priests and their weak levered gospel of mercy of your souls.

This disease this devil of Christianity. Progress depends on the strongman and the strong people, therefore, be strong, search yourself, be a super man Nietzsche influence the world far more than we may realize is matter fact a Stephen Ameche was Adolf Hitler. Hitler read that Hitler said that's what I meant. I have a super race and the result was the gas evidence the Holocaust will more than some of us went through I did when I was a little boy. That's one way to to deal with the wild horse just letting Ron search yourself. Do your thing and the devil take the hindmost. Now there's just the opposite of that.

And that's not the self release but it's self restraint while the sun want to let the horses run wild when others want to cripple the horse all the wars so I can run it all that's in Buddhism. Buddhism ever seen a fat mood sitting there with that placid look upon his face as mood, that's a philosophy and the philosophy is simply this, the thing that causes you, your difficulty is that you have certain desires and the you get frustrated because these desires are not met. So what you need to do is just simply negate these desire what you need to do is somehow dampen that spirit enter you come to the place where you don't desire anything so therefore you never disappointed. So therefore, in their mind. You have come to a state called Nirvana brand that's that's not Bible Christianity.

That's no more Bible Christianity than letting the horse run wild. You let the horse run while, and you don't cripple the horse. Some people think all you don't like it, I would be holy if I would just go to a monastery somewhere, and where a woolly roving and do a chant and and then I'd be holding a frame is no holiness in whole what I want to.

What is Jesus saying Jesus is is not saying let the horse run while Jesus is not saying cripple the horse why Jesus is saying is, Blessed are the meek element to be adversely marked is Romans chapter 6 and verse 19 listen to it for as ye have yielded your members talking about your hands your eyes your feet your tongue as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity onto iniquity. That is if you used to be yielded to Satan listen to. Even so, now you your members servants to righteousness to holiness. That's it. That's what the word meek means strength under control. The same members the same eyes the same ears the same tongue, but now rather than using my tongue to blaspheme. I use my tongue to praise. I still have ambition now my ambition is to serve the Lord Jesus. Christ, I'm still a fighter but now I'm fighting the devil. I'm fighting that crowd is the same strength God does not hobble the horse. He energizes that what he puts the bid only puts a bridal only puts the sat alone.

He says Blessed are those who have yielded have you ever yielded have you ever yielded is the one thing we don't want to do and that's the one thing that we need to do more than anything in.

I may have told you about an experience I had driving down the road. I saw drunk, staggering along in disgrace, by the way, Brock is not funny, not to be laughed at is to be wept over. I looked at them. I thought I recognized my bid. I stopped the car. I said son get in the Guardian. I said, can I take you home.

He said yes pastor I drove up to the house with that broken board voting in the house. His dad and his mother were there. They were embarrassed. The pastor would bring their drunken son home document regarding the bid started to leave the dead stop when he said pastor cannot talk to you suggests he said.

Pastor said I'm embarrassed that you brought my son home drunk, but he said he's not the only drunk in the family so I'm a drunk to reset. I don't know what to say to this boy, I'd be such a hypocrite to tell him not to drink because she said I finally drunk. I said once you quit drinking.

He said pastor, you probably won't believe what I'm about to tell you what he said I really hate wicker but he said I can stop is that I hate it when he said I can't stop is I just know I can't spell my heart broke for as afraid of you ever driven team of horses is no fellow is that I sure had I said Fred if you would driving a team of horses, wild horses and they were getting away from you and you are afraid for your life and you could make them stop and you could rein them in. I sit sitting next to you. They are in a wagon with someone that you can't control what would you do have a said pastor wet season is that I just turn the reins over to him.

I said Fred that's the only thing I know for you to do just simply say Lord Jesus, I can't. I can't and quit trying to start trusting and just simply turn the reins over to him because my dear friend those losses all wild horses and is only one who can tame them.

He does not want to let them run while he does not want to cripple them, but what it is is strength under control. That's the meaning of it. That's the meaning of meekness. Now I want you to look with me not only about the definition of meekness, but how do you have meet. I mean how do you develop meekness know Jesus said blessed are the meek will work again. I remember there's a sequence. First of all you see yourself as poor in spirit, absolutely bankrupt. Secondly you are broken hearted over my dear friend if you never been broken. You never go to beaming our meat horse is a horse that is been broken. We said in our churches heavy high-minded unbent unbroken somehow getting the idea that we been gone a while favor because we come here, but we walk out, never cursing our bankrupt condition.

Never ever morning over our sin and therefore we never ever yield our lives to Jesus Christ. But if you're ready to yield your life to Jesus Christ. Let me give you three steps now to develop this meekness. First of all, you must be submitted to the son of God submitted to the son of God put these verses in your margin. Matthew chapter 11 verses 28 through 30. Listen to Jesus Christ is saying to you today, to me, listen, Jesus Christ, not a prerogatives. Jesus Christ is saying to you today, on to me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest now listen to it. Take my yoke upon you, what is that an auction that has the yoke is meek.

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek Museum to see if I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. But here's the picture of two oxen and a pulling together the yoke his own lawn and the oak is on the other, and these two oxen side-by-side or pulling Jesus Christ to say I want you to take my you upon you. It is no longer only you but it is you and Jesus, whenever yoke is on two oxen. One option is the lead oxen in this case is Jesus. Jesus says therefore you follow me. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for my yoke is easy now only means my yoke is easy, it means it fits right fits right friend. It's Christianity is not something that you have to do something, you get to the honey God loves you so incredibly, he says my yoke is easy to hire people so it's hard to be a Christian as part of a Christian is hard for Krista my friend Bible says the way of the transgressor is hard Jesus in my yoke is my yoke is easy, my yoke is easy and mean you will board doesn't mean there's no work to do list putting work to say my yoke is lazy. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me is amazing.

Jesus, the picture of meekness offers to teach us what he knows and to show us true strength by his example was your part two of the mighty meek coming up tomorrow, but maybe you have questions about who Jesus is about what he means to your life about how to receive his forgiveness and mercy and grace on your life, go to our discovery, Jesus you'll find resources and materials that will answer questions you have about your faith again go to and click Discover Jesus You like to order a copy of today's message. Call us at 1877 love God and mentioned the title the mighty meek this message is also part of the insightful sermon on the Mount series. The keys to the kingdom. If you'd like complete collection all eight powerful messages: number 1877 love God or go online to or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for joining us for our study in God's word today. Are you in search of happiness and contentment. As Adrian Rogers said happiness is not something you find by looking for happiness is something you stumble over when you're seeking blessedness seek blessedness today yield your strength to the Holy Spirit and don't forget to join us tomorrow for the powerful conclusion of the mighty meek online word listener reached out to us on Facebook and wrote this Adrian Rogers messages are so right for this unsettled time all over the world for God for pastor Rogers was 2020 is shown as through the pandemic.

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