Monday, February 22, 2010

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

We are very aware that the popular belief in Christianity is that after we die, we go up somewhere beyond the skies to a place called Heaven. Please allow us to show you some verses that may show otherwise. Also keep in mind that we are not Jehovah's Witness for we believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and our authority, even above man's doctrine.

This website and those teachings are for those who hunger for truth and answers, and who are or want to actively search for it. Jesus is the truth while we live in a world run by the father of lies. God has given us truth and it is in His Word that we all may have it. We also need to look within ourselves and check whether we are open to Him showing us His truth, and to be willing to be wrong so that God may correct us.

If we are shut in with what we believe in, and if we refuse to open our eyes to more then we are only stunting our own growth in our walk with God, and limiting God. God is an ocean, and one may spend an entire lifetime studying these truths and only reach as far as the shore. That is how vast and deep He is.

Back to the topic,

Some of us may have heard this phrase from the Bible before, that the meek shall inherit the earth. It sounds poetic and lovely, but it is far more than that. Allow us to list these verses:

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5

"But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." Psalm 37:11

"For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth." Psalm 37:9

"For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth: and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off." Psalm 37:22

"The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever." Psalm 37:29

We see here that the Bible tells us multiple of times that the wicked shall be cut off, and that God's people will inherit the earth. Psalm 37:29 tells us that the righteous shall inherit the earth and live there forever.

If the Bible is your authority as well and if you believe in the Word of God, then we know the Word does not make mistakes or contradict itself. Often times Christians are divided and they disagree with each other, that is because of man's doctrine. Beware of what you believe in without checking the scriptures first, and we should all study God's Word more on our own than we listen to it from the pulpit. Even though Christianity may be divided, there is only one truth. It is not a matter of opinion nor respecting what we believe in, but we all should be in agreement and united in seeking the one truth together.

Moving on...

When the second coming occurs, Jesus Christ will appear to all the world and He will claim His kingdom... on earth.

"And the Lord shall be king over all the earth.." Zechariah 14:9

Remember when Jesus Christ ascended to the skies at the Mount of Olives after he rose from the dead? Two angels appeared unto the people and said:

"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:11

And when Jesus returns, He will descend upon the very same place he ascended up to heaven from: The Mount of Olives.

"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south" Zechariah 14:4

And from there, Christ will reign the world from Jerusalem at the Mount of Zion (NT spells it Sion). There will be another blog entry focusing around Mount Zion and His Kingdom.

Let us show you more verses:

When Jesus returns, we shall reign with Him for a thousand years. This is known as the millennial reign.

"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years." Revelation 20:6

We shall reign with Christ and this is included in the blessed hope we look forward to.

"And hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth." Revelation 5:10

We shall reign with Jesus Christ on Earth. This can be a shocking revelation to many of us, especially when we have been taught that we will go to a place up in the sky with clouds and angels. Yet, what the Bible actually tells us is that Jesus Christ will come down and He will rule the earth. We shall reign with Him on earth. The wicked people will be cut off and gone, and God's people will enjoy Christ's kingdom on Earth.

Imagine the earth with nothing to fear. Imagine the earth where we never have to worry about locking our doors, about strangers, about letting our children run outside and play, and imagine an earth where Jesus will be our king!

Here is a glimpse of the kind of earth this would be when Christ returns to be our king!

"And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD." Isaiah 65:21-25

Can you imagine how beautiful that would be? We'd build our own homes, grow our own vineyard and imagine no property taxes or rent (wink). We shall enjoy the work of our own hands. Also imagine a closeness with Jesus our Saviour, where before we even call upon Him, He will hear us and answer us. There will be such great peace, and there will be no fear, no death, no crying. All the wicked, former things are passed away. 

There will be more entries very soon about Mount Zion, about the three different translations of the word "heaven" in our Bible according to the Greek/Hebrew text, and more about what we shall look forward to! Thank you for reading and I pray that you mediate upon these things, and ask Him about these things. Let Him lead you, and always remain open to Him.

What Heaven is to me are not streets made of gold, sky high mansions, riches, crowns and immortality, but Heaven to me is to be where you are my Saviour..

A Voice in the Wilderness

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