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December 8, 2020 7:00 am
Why is so crucial to our satisfaction. Listen to Adrian Rogers, may I say friend you will never have your full inheritance without about a man who cannot control himself or be controlled by the spirit of God is never satisfied. What does he mean when he says we going in here there what it speaks of Malaga speaks of here at in the suite by-and-by and in the nasty now. Now you can inherit your welcome to love worth finding, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers said you seek happiness you'll never find. But when you get right with God blessed us will find you and we were created. God put certain drives, instincts and ambitions into our very nature is not evil in themselves, but they must yield to the Holy Spirit so that we can bring him glory and honor. How do we develop a spirit of meekness.
If you have your Bible turn to Matthew chapter 5 and look at verse five. As Adrian Rogers shares the powerful conclusion of the mighty meek, the Bible says are the meat for they shall inherit. What is meekness will levitate what it is not what they 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 always try to be meek, can you find out that meekness is not weak what 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 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 them 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. What is meekness is not cowardice, it is not a milquetoast type of character. It is not weakness.
The word means it yielded you and Larry has the idea of stress under control is a compliant spirit. You see these beatitudes come in order first and step 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 element diversity margin is Romans chapter 6 and verse 19 listen to 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 a you used to be yielded to Satan listen to. Even so, now you your members servants to righteousness to holiness. He is 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. I still have ambition now my ambition is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm still fighter but now I'm fighting the devil.
I'm fighting that grout is the same strength God does not hobble the horse. He energizes that what he puts the bid only puts the bridle only puts this out 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.
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.
No, Jesus said blessed are the meek will work again. 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've never been broken. You're never going to be meek, meek horse is a horse that is been broken.
We said in our churches, heady, high-minded, unbent unbroken somehow getting the idea that we've done God a while favor because we come here, but we walk out, never cursing on 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, naming listen Jesus Christ, not Adrian Rogers.
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 see if I am meek and lowly of 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 is on 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 02 oxen, one oxen 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 hip fits right friend. It's Christianity is not something that you have to do something to get to the coming 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 a Christian. My friend Bible says the way of the transgressor is hard Jesus in my yoke is easy, my yoke is easy, my yoke is easy, mean you will poor doesn't mean there's no work to do list player work better as a my yoke is laser. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, my dear friend, first of all, if you would be meek. There's a decision that you have to make God will not force you to take this yoke you can say no. If you wish. There are not enough angels in heaven out of heaven keep you from coming, but not enough angels in heaven out of heaven before shooting them out of demons and hell out of hell to keep you from coming and not a preacher in this world we can preach you down is on and if he could he would be any good.
Anything I can talk you into somebody else can talk you out of you have to make a decision by different take the yoke of Jesus Christ, you have to take Jesus at my yoke upon you, and you can refuse if you wish, and that your privilege.
I can tear my heart out and beg you to come to Jesus Christ which are going to have to take his yoke.
You have to learn of him, there comes a time when you make a decision and Jesus Christ is come onto me. Don't say come to denomination is not talk about church and he's not talking about a creed he sang coming to me. You will find rest of your soul. Don't you let that dirty devil get you to thinking negatively about the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way to blessedness and meekness is the way to inherit the not only my dear friend, must you be submitted to the son of God. I want to something else.
If you would be meek today. You must be responsive to the word of God turn with me to James chapter 1 here for moment and my sister, and good because I think what I have in my hand. James chapter 1, I want you to see what our Lord says in verse 21 wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness and receive a watch it.
Look at it. James 121 and receive with meekness then granted word which is able to save your souls word Solis okay we could say able to save your psyche receive with meekness.
You will be meek for any light meekness is in his submission to a higher power and not only must you receive the son of God, you must respond to the word of God, receive with meekness. That is, let the word of God be your control. Let the word of God be your bridle and your behind receive with meekness the engrafted word that is able to save your soul and look at the word receive actually the two Greek words that are translated receive.
The first is is a is a Greek word Lon Bono which is sort of a self prompted taking is this is a sword grasping route, reaching out snatching frankly that some people think they can learn the Bible that way. Basin will I want to study the Bible and so what they do they get a more readable Bible and what they do, they they get a dictionary Bible dictionary and they get a concordance. Maybe get some commentaries they get a yellow legal pad they get a pin. They sat down at their desk and they say I am going to learn the Bible. I feel sorry for you and I don't learn the Bible you might learn some facts about the Bible but you know you learn God's word you receive it with meekness ready to be tall you might know the names of all the kings of this room you my new Bible chronology. You might know it all the different you have not received the word. What you have done is simply Lon Bono, you have grown into the word of God to try to snatch out some truth maybe for your pride.
Maybe we'll know more than somebody else. You show yourself some teacher, but my dear friend, you will not know the word of God because your spirit has never been another word for receive is the word that: that's the word is used and what that means. It means to welcome with humility to welcome not to take to welcome everyone welcome the words ever sat down to study the Bible absolutely prepared to do everything it said not just parading the word of God, past the judgment bar of your mind to make up your mind whether you think this is why when you think that's wrong. What you think this is interesting for that is interesting.
The Bible is not meant to be interesting is meant to be disturbing. I went to China to preach in China preach in Taiwan and Taipei city wide Crusade than I had a wonderful time.
We learn one thing that we want to a Chinese house the Chinese most hospitable people I've ever known, will not allow you to come in the house without serving you something and you should never come into the Chinese house without receiving something from their hand, but when they bring refreshment out whether it be a cup of tea or whatever it is they said to us. You never reach out with one hand and take your take it with both hands and down and at least take a sip.
Reach out with one hand has the idea grasping reach out with both hands as the idea of receive receive the whole dear friend if you let go of this world with both hands and reach out to Jesus Christ with both hands. Spanish is God receive with meekness that is able to save yourself, your psyche, but apparently not only receive Jesus submit to Jesus the son of God not only bring your life on the receive word of God.
The whole dear friend be filled with the spirit of God with the spirit of God read there in Galatians chapter 5 verses 21 and 22 and following the Bible says the fruit of the spirit is one meekness means when you say Lord Jesus, I put your yoke upon me when you say to the word of God hi receive this word with meekness when you say to the spirit of God working me working me the Holy Spirit of God. My dear friend produces meekness is the fruit of the spirit. You don't produce that fruit to bear that fruit he produces that for, and you you walk in the spirit will be that meekness in your heart and in your life.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Talk to about the definition of it. I've talked to about the development of it let me talk to you for just a moment about the dynamic of it. Bless all the meat for they shall inherit their February disorder daydreamed about having an inheritance man sitting on the curb crime. Somebody said why you crying.
He said well I just read in the newspaper will Rockefeller richest man in the world by a civil are you crying you're not a relative of his.
He said has line crying all the zero we just kinda dream about having an inherited. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. That's the dynamic. Now what does that mean what does it mean or may I say friend you will never have your full inheritance without meekness about a man who cannot control himself or be controlled by the spirit of God is never satisfied. What does he mean when he says were going in here there what it speaks of Mallon's speaks of hereafter in the suite by-and-by and in the nasty now. Now you can inherit your personal how do we inherit the earth right now.
First Corinthians 3 verses 21 and following. I want to listen to. Let no man glory and man role. Things are yours as more than 40 million on the all expert Megan all double and now all things are yours because you believe that. I hope you do is in the word of God is, or will I believe in my head, but never got my heart, all things are yours where the caller policy receivers on the world or life or death, or things present, or things to come. All was, and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's now just keep that in mind and turn the second print is chapter 6 and verse 10 second print is chapter 6 verse they were talking about now inheriting the earth.
He says here all things are yours relative to a second print is chapter 6 and verse 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing as poor items.
I like you inherited the earth as it is poor, yet making many rich and here's the key thing as having nothing, and yet possessing all things friend.
I don't care what you have.
If you don't have blessedness you can't enjoy because blessedness does not come in thing and I don't care what you don't have. If you have blessedness you have her free thing is is is so strange. What can the devil due to person like this. He says here in this verse that all things are your as having nothing yet possessing all things. The devil comes to you and you will either come is what the devil will come either as a roaring lion to terrify you, are you, as an angel of light to entice you so first of all, the devil comes as a roaring lion, but Ellis is if you know follow me.
How take everything from you is for U can't take anything for me because I don't have anything is what it says here's having nothing to take something for me when I don't have anything. I would also lead and work to what I'll do, I'll come him out as a roaring lion come to him as an angel of light. If you follow me. He says I'll give you this and this and say devil how you want to give me anything already have everything. What take on the past, possessing nothing yet having all what can the devil do with the man, all things are yours. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit your but not only their friend in this life, but in the world to come. If you ever thought about that prayer we pray our father which art in heaven how would be thy name by kingdom come by will be done on earth is coming a time when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ, and Jesus shall reign where the sun other successive journeys run his kingdom spread from shore to shore to moon show wax and wane no more, and the branches will been down with fruit.
The planes will away with grain, the lamb and the lion will lie down together, and the saints will rule and reign with Jesus Christ. He did make this for the devil's crown and made it for his people. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit beer what side your own dear friend.
But I will line up Alyssa. I want to see myself as bankrupt, broken and destitute. I want to weep over then I want to say Lord Jesus as best I know how are you myself to you. I take your you. I believe your word, I'm glad of your spirit and I'll inherit. I'll inherit beer you know Jesus, would you today consciously say Lord Jesus, I trust you. I commit my life to you.
You died to save me, you promise to Satan if I would trust you.
I take your yoke right now. I submit my life myself for you. You might pray like this Lord Jesus just pray this way in your heart if you want to be say Lord Jesus come into my heart today. Forgive my sin save me Lord Jesus prayer to say that mean it save me, Lord Jesus, did you ask them say Lord Jesus, thank you for doing it and give me the courage today make it not to be ashamed of you. If you given your heart and life to Jesus Christ. Today we would love to celebrate with you and we invite you to visit our discovered Jesus page.
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