Tuesday 10/22/19 Meekness DVD # 41713

Tuesday 10/22/19 Meekness DVD # 41713


– Meekness. The word meek in modern English usually describes someone
of weak character. Webster’s Dictionary
describes someone who is meek as being deficient in
spirit and courage. In the King James
Version Bible, though, the old English, the word meek
means to be gentle or humble, and that is a good
characteristic, of course. In life, there are times
when it’s good to be bold and forceful, such as when
we’re dealing with an enemy, such as Satan himself, and yes,
you can be forceful and bold when you’re going
up against Satan, as long as you do it in
the name of Jesus Christ. That’s where your true power
is, is in Jesus Christ. There are times that it is
better to be humble and gentle, such as when you’re
planing seeds. A gentle tug and release
of the fishing line catches a whole lot more
fish, and men, I’ll add, than when you try and throw
the whole boat anchor at them. Pastor Arnold Murray
used to always say that if you offend someone
when you’re teaching by throwing the whole
boat anchor out ’em, and they reach out and
slap you, you deserved it, and in the future,
when you’re teaching, and this applies to
teaching God’s Word only, if somebody walks up and
slaps you on the street, knock ’em on their coon
dog, ’cause they deserve it, but when you’re teaching,
that’s a different story. If you overload their donkey by throwing the
boat anchor at them rather than gently teasing
them with the Word of God, you deserved it, and you
should turn the other cheek in that case, and try
and be a little more meek or gentle in the future. The Lord guides the meek and
teaches the meek His way. I don’t know about you, but I want the Lord
to teach me His way. You know why? ‘Cause that’s the
only way to salvation. Let’s begin our study on
meekness with a psalm. Open your Bibles, if you
will, to Psalm 25, verse one, as we ask that word of wisdom
in Jesus’ precious name. Father, we ask you to open
eyes, open ears this day. Psalm 25, verse
one, and it reads, a psalm of David. “Unto thee, O Lord,
do I lift up my soul.” Now, this is an acrostic psalm that contrasts the worthiness
of our Heavenly Father with the unworthiness
of His worshipers. That’s us. We are unworthy. Verse two. “O my God, I trust in thee:
let me not be ashamed, “let not mine enemies
triumph over me.” The word ashamed means confused, and how do we avoid
being confused? 2 Timothy chapter two,
verse 15, tells us to study, to show thyself approved. A workman that need not
be ashamed or confused rightly dividing
the word of truth. The word of truth, of
course, is His Word. Verse three. “Yea, let none that wait on
thee be ashamed,” or confused, “let them be ashamed which
transgress without cause.” Those who teach the
traditions of men are not only
confused themselves, but they confuse others
with their false teaching. “Show me thy ways, O
Lord; teach me thy paths.” Again, the only way to
salvation is His way. “Lead me in thy
truth, and teach me: “for thou art the
God of my salvation; “on thee do I wait all the day.” And yes, even during
that five months that the world is
worshiping the antichrist, we will be waiting on
the Lord, patiently. “Remember, O Lord, thy tender
mercies,” your compassion, “and thy lovingkindnesses; for
they have been ever of old.” His kindnesses are
from the beginning and will be to the very end. Many people, unfortunately,
teach that we have a God that’s sitting up there,
looking for someone to zap every fine minutes. That’s not His plan,
that’s not His will. His will, we find in 2 Peter
chapter three, verse nine, that He’s long-suffering,
He’s patient, not willing that
any should perish, but all would come
to repentance. That’s His will. He wants all of His children
to come to repentance. Verse seven. “Remember not the sins of my
youth, nor my transgressions,” and his transgressions,
in David’s case, many of them were
in his later years. David, his reign, we
see him ascending, the first half of his reign, and descending the
second half of his reign. The little matter, affair with
Bathsheba might come to mind. “According to thy mercy,” that’s unwarranted
or unmerited favor, “remember thou me for thy
goodness’ sake, O Lord.” We see forgiveness is the underlying
subject in this psalm. We all need it. “Good and upright is the Lord: “therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.” Don’t ever allow yourself
to become holier-than-thou. Be honest, we are all sinners. We all fall short. When it comes to
His forgiveness, we
are all needy of it. There’s the reason we came here. “The meek,” that the
humble, the gentle, “will he guide in
judgment,” and in law, even, “and the meek will
he teach his way.” Be gentle, be humble, and
God will teach you His way. “All the paths of the
Lord are mercy and truth “unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies.” Verse 11. “For thy name’s sake, O
Lord, pardon mine iniquity; “for it is great.” This word pardon is actually, it’s to forgive, obviously,
and again, that’s our subject, our underlying
subject in this psalm. Verse 12. “What man is he that
feareth the Lord?” Better translated, what man
is he that reveareth the Lord? “Him shall he teach in the
way that he shall choose. “His soul shall dwell at ease.” You want peace of mind in life? Then dwell at ease in Him. “And his seed shall
inherit the earth.” One of the Beatitudes. Matthew chapter
five, verse five. The meek shall. “Blessed are the meek, for
they shall inherit the earth.” “The secret of the Lord,”
or his hidden council, “is with them that
fear him,” revere him, “and he will show
them his covenant.” He’ll make them
know His promises. “Mine eyes are ever
toward the Lord; “for he shall pluck my
feet out of the net.” Even the snare of
the devil himself. 2 Timothy chapter two, verse 26. We learn there that
the devil has a snare, that’s another word for a trap,
for those who are unaware. God will pluck your feet out
of the snare of the devil if you’re loving
and serving Him. “Turn thee unto me,
and have mercy upon me; “for I am desolate
and afflicted.” This word afflicted
means needy, and again, when it comes to His
forgiveness, we are all needy. “The troubles of my
heart are enlarged: “O bring thou, bring me
out of my distresses,” out of my troubles. “Look upon mine
affliction and my pain, “and forgive all my sins.” Verse 19. “Consider mine enemies,”
mine adversaries, even Satan himself,
“for they are many, “and they hat me
with cruel hatred.” This is unjust or false or it can even mean
violent hatred, and if you’re loving
and serving the Lord, the world is going to hate you. Expect it. “O keep my soul and deliver me: “let me not be
ashamed,” or confused, “for I put my trust in thee.” You know, that was
Israel’s problem, when God brought
them out of Egypt. They didn’t trust God. He told them, “I’m gonna
take you into a land “that flows with
milk and honey.” They didn’t believe Him. They murmured about no water, they murmured about
the lack of food, they made a golden calf. It was one temptation
after another, and God finally
had enough of it, and He sentenced that generation
to die in the wilderness. No trust or faith. “Let integrity and
uprightness preserve me; “for I wait on thee. “Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.” The Lord lifts the meek up
and casts the wicked down. Turn over to Psalm 147 as we
continue our study on meekness. Psalm 147, verse one. “Praise ye the Lord,” Hallelujah in the
Hebrew language. “For it is good to sing
praises unto our God, “for it is pleasant; and
praise is comely,” or suitable. He deserves our praise, and when you praise the Lord, it catches His attention,
and blessings always follow. Verse two. “The Lord doth
build up Jerusalem,” He is Jerusalem’s builder. “He gathereth together
the outcasts of Israel.” He will gather all
of Israel together at some point in
the future as well. “He healeth the broken in heart, “and bindeth up their wounds.” He’s capable of taking
your burdens today, if you will allow Him. “He telleth,” or counts,
“the number of the stars; “he calleth them
all by their names.” Not only did God place
the constellations, the stars in place, He named
them, but do you know what? You, His children, are also
referred to stars in God’s Word. Revelation chapter
12, for example. If you have a Companion Bible, Appendix 12 goes
into that subject. Verse five. “Great is our Lord
and of great power: “his understanding is
infinite,” and you know what? He’s your Father, and that
wisdom is yours for the asking. I’m talking about the wisdom that your Heavenly
Father possesses. James chapter one, verse five. If any of you lacks wisdom, ask. That’s all you have to do,
is ask the Lord for wisdom, and He will give
to you abundantly. “The Lord lifteth up the meek.” Here, it’s the
reason we came here. The humble, the gentle. “He casteth the wicked
down to the ground.” Exalt yourself and
prepare to be abased. That means to be brought low. But if you’ll humble
yourself, if you’ll be meek, then God will exalt you. “Sing unto the Lord
with thanksgiving; “sing praise upon the
harp unto our God.” Let Him know that you
love and appreciate Him. “Who covereth the
heaven with clouds, “who prepareth
rain for the earth, “who maketh grass to
grow upon the mountains.” He who placed the very
stars in the heavens also feeds His
creation, the animals. “He giveth to the
beast his food, “and to young ravens which cry.” Matthew chapter six, verse 26. The Sermon on the Mount. Jesus says, “Consider
the fowls of the air. “They neither sow,
nor do they reap, “nor do they harvest. “They gather in the harvest. “But God feeds them. “How much more does
He care about you?” “He delighteth not in the
strength of the horse,” of a war-horse, “he taketh not pleasure
in the legs of a man.” God doesn’t take pleasure in those that
consider their power, in a war-horse and
their legs to run, to be sufficient for
their own salvation. He’s the only way to salvation. He does take pleasure in those
who are humble, gentle, meek. “The Lord taketh pleasure
in them that fear him,” or revere Him, “in those
that hope in his mercy.” Wait for His lovingkindness. “Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem;
praise thy God, O Zion. “For he hath strengthened
the bars of thy gates.” The security. He protects you, in other words. “He hath blessed thy
children within thee,” and we are blessed here
in the United States. “He maketh peace in thy borders, “and filleth thee with
the finest of the wheat.” Our nation has always been
able to produce more wheat, more agriculture products,
that what we can even consume, and we’ve always been
exporters of wheat and grains. We’re blessed by the Lord. “He sendeth forth his
commandment upon earth, “and his word
runneth very swiftly. “He giveth snow like wool: “he scattereth the
hoarfrost like ashes.” You ever considered snow? How many flakes of snow
do you think it takes to cover, let’s say 100 square
miles with a foot of snow? How many flakes would that take? And every single one of
those flakes is unique, and that’s your
Heavenly Father’s doing. Verse 17. “He casteth forth his
ice,” his hail or sleet, “like morsels: who can
stand before his cold?” And today, we have
scientists, global warming, saying that we’re gonna
destroy the earth. They’re not familiar with
Genesis chapter eight, verse 22, where God promises there
will always be summer, there will always be winter. “He sendeth out his
word, and melteth them: “he causes his wind,”
the ruach, “to blow, “and the waters flow. “He showeth his word unto Jacob, “his statues and his
judgments unto Israel.” Are you familiar with them? I know you study them. You are familiar with them. “He hath not dealt
so with any nation.” No other nation except
Israel has He dealt as such. “And as for his judgments,
they have now known them. “Praise ye the
Lord,” Hallelujah. Just as Psalm 147
began, it also ends. Hallelujah. You know, the Lord is able
to pour out a deep sleep on His children, or He’s
able to open their eyes. Turn with me to
Isaiah chapter 29. The prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 29, let’s pick
it up with verse nine. “Stay yourselves,” that
means stop, “and wonder,” that means to stop and stare. Look at what you’re doing,
is what Isaiah is saying. “Cry ye out, and cry. “They are drunken,
but not with wine; “they stagger, but not
with strong drink.” This is the stupor that
God has poured out on many. 2 Thessalonians
chapter two, verse 11, states that God will send strong
delusion among His children that they would believe a lie. “For the Lord hath
poured out upon you “the spirit of deep sleep,
and hath closed your eyes: “the prophets,” the false
prophets, “and the rulers,” “the seers,” that’s
another word for a prophet, “hath he covered.” Today, you have the
blind leading the blind. “And the vision,”
check that word out. It means revelation. “And the revelation of
all is become unto you “as the words of a
book that is sealed.” You ever heard anyone say
that we’re not to understand the book of Revelation? It’s sealed? Beware of anyone
who tells you that you’re not supposed to
understand part of God’s Word. “Which men deliver to
one that is learned,” supposedly learned. Unfortunately, many
are more learned in the traditions of men than they’re learned
in the Word of God. “Saying, read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I cannot; “for it is sealed.” The book of Revelation
is closed to us. The very word revelation
means to reveal, not to close or to hide. Verse 12. “And the book is delivered
to him that is not learned.” Not gonna get much
education there. “Saying, read
this, I pray thee.” I’m hungry for the Word. “And he saith, I
am not learned.” Not many today are
reading the Word of God. “Wherefore the Lord said, “Foreasmuch as these people
draw near me with their mouth,” with their words, “and with
their lips do honor me, “but have removed their
heart far from me, “and their fear toward me,”
their reverence toward me, “is taught by the
precept of men.” Taught by the traditions of men. Jesus quoted this scripture
in Matthew chapter 15, verses seven through nine,
where He said, you know, the scribes and the Pharisees
were coming down on Jesus because His disciples
didn’t wash their hands before they ate. And we’re not talking about washing the dirt
off their hands, we’re talking about going
through the ceremonial ritual that the elders said you
needed to do before you eat. Jesus said, “Well did Esaias,”
that’s Isaiah in the Greek, “prophecy of you, that
you would draw near me “with your mouths,
with your words, “but your hearts are
far, far from me. “And your doctrine is taught
of the traditions of men.” Traditions of men have
made void the Word of God in all too many cases. “Therefore, behold,
I will proceed to do “a marvelous work
among this people, “even a marvelous
work and a wonder, “for the wisdom of their
wise men shall perish, “and the understanding of their
prudent men shall be hid.” Look around today. Look at what’s being
taught in churches today. The rapture theory. Easter. Rolling around Easter,
lay eggs in the groves, on what should be
the highest sabbath, the Passover of the year. The blind leading the blind. “Woe unto them that seek
deep to hide their counsel “from the Lord, and their
works are in the dark, “and they say, “Who seeth us? “Who knoweth us?” Political slyness
is rampant today, and anyone thinks that
they can hide their plan, their counsel, their
actions from God is a fool. “Surely your turning
of things upside down “shall be esteemed as
the pottery’s clay: “for shall the work say
of him that made it, “He made me not? “Or shall the thing framed
say of him that framed it, “He had no understanding?” How would you like to be
an atheist on Judgment Day? This is what they’re gonna
be saying, and they say now, “God didn’t make me. “There is no God.” That’s what they’re saying,
and turning things upside-down. We see that day in
and day out today. They take what’s right
and turn it upside-down and say it’s wrong. They take what’s wrong
and turn it upside-down and say it’s right. Homosexuality, transgenders
might come to mind. Throwing God out of our schools, and then wondering why we have
all these school shootings? “Is it not yet a
very little while, “and Lebanon shall be turned
into a fruitful field, “and a fruitful field shall
be esteemed as a forest?” Those who turn
things upside-down wouldn’t know a fruitful
field from a forest. “And in that day,” what day? The Lord’s day. Things are gonna
get better, beloved. It’s gonna get worse
before it gets better, but believe me, it’s going to
get better when Jesus returns. “In that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book,” the book of Revelation
that they said was closed. “And the eyes of the blind
shall see out of obscurity, “and out of darkness.” The truth will be
taught at that time. You have a part in that. Revelation chapter
20, verse four. Those of you that don’t
worship the antichrist, the overcomers, you’ll reign
with Christ a thousand years. What are you gonna be doing
during that thousand years? Teaching people the truth. There’s the reason we came here. “The meek,” the
humble, the gentle, “also shall increase
their joy in the Lord, “and the poor,”
that’s the needy, “among men shall rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel. “For the terrible
one,” Satan himself and the rule of antichrist,
“is brought to nought, “and the scorner is consumed, “and all that watch for
iniquity are cut off. “That make a man an
offender for the word.” Those who bring a word
to condemn someone, in other words, a false witness, “and lay a snare,”
that’s a trap, “for him that
reproveth in the gate,” the judgment gate, which is
where the courts were held, “and turn aside the just
for a thing of nought.” They turn aside the
righteous for confusion. “Therefore, thus saith the
Lord, who redeemed Abraham, “concerning the house of
Jacob,” all 12 tribes, “Jacob shall not now be ashamed, “neither shall his
face now wax pale.” We have the victory. You’ve read the
back of the book. You know that we
have the victory. “But when he seeth his children,
the work of mine hands,” God the potter, “in
the midst of him, “they shall sanctify my name, “and sanctify the Holy One
of Jacob,” that’s Jesus, “and shall fear the God of
Israel,” not the antichrist. “They also that erred in
spirit,” in their religion, their faith, “shall
come to understanding, “and they that murmur
shall learn doctrine.” The truth will be taught
to those who murmured and those who had the
spirit of deep sleep poured out upon them. Jesus is our example. He is meek, and therefore,
we should be meek as well. Turn with me to the New
Testament, Matthew chapter 11, as we continue our study. Matthew chapter 11,
verse 20, and it reads: “Then began he,” this is Jesus,
“to upbraid,” or reproach, “the cities wherein most of
his mighty works were done, “because they repented not.” Jesus is getting ready to
come down on these cities because He performed
miracle after miracle in these locations, and
the people did not repent. Verse 21. “Woe unto thee, Chorazin!” It’s a city. The people of Chorazin,
in other words. “Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! “For if the mighty works,
which were done in you,” the miracles, “had been
done in Tyre and Sidon, “they would have repented long
ago in sackcloth and ashes.” We learn what God thought
about Tyre and Sidon in Joel chapter three,
and it wasn’t much, but Jesus is saying,
if even Tyre and Sidon had seen the miracles
that you have seen, they would have repented. You did not. “But I say unto you, it
shall be more tolerable,” or endurable, “for Tyre and
Sidon at the day of judgment, “than for you. “And thou, Capernaum, which
art exalted unto heaven.” They exalt themselves to
heaven, is what this is saying. “Shalt be brought down to hell.” Abase yourself, be exalted; exalt yourself, be
prepared to be brought low. “For if the mighty works,
which have been done in thee, “had been done in Sodom, “it would have remained
until this day.” The people of
Sodom and Gomorrah, if they had seen the
miracles that you have seen, would have repented,
but you did not. “But I say unto you that it
shall be more tolerable for “the land of Sodom in the day
of judgment, than for thee.” Verse 25. “At that time Jesus
answered and said, “I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, “because thou hast
hid these things “from the wise and
prudent,” in the world, “and has revealed
them unto babes.” Revealed your truth to
those who are humble, those who are gentle, meek. “Even so, Father: for so it
seemed good in thy sight. “All things are delivered
unto me of my Father: “and no man knoweth the
Son, but the Father; “neither knoweth any man
the Father, save the Son,” except by the Son, “and he to whomsoever
the Son will reveal.” Now, that might
have been some other religions in the world, but
unless you know the Son, you cannot know the
Father, but then consider, on the first day of the
Millennium, the Lord’s day, every knee will bow,
every tongue will
confess Jesus Christ. Verse 28. “Come unto me, all ye that
labor and are heavy laden, “and I will give you rest.” Man, don’t overlook that
verse in your life, daily. Do you ever feel heavy laden? By the way, that word is
phortizo in the Greek. It means to load up, like
you would load up a pack mule or an animal of burden. It also means figuratively
to over-burden with ceremony or spiritual anxiety. When it seems like your donkey
has been overloaded in life, I want you to
remember this verse. “Come unto me all that
labor and are heavy laden, “and I will give you rest.” This word rest means refresh. That’s all you have to do. That’s simple enough, isn’t it? Come unto Him and be refreshed. “Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me; “for I am meek,” I’m
gentle, I’m humble, “and lowly in heart: “and ye shall find
rest unto your souls.” True peace of mind. “For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light.” Those of you who aren’t familiar
with agricultural terms, a yoke is what’s utilized,
it’s a long wooden beam, usually made out of wood, that is wrapped around the necks
of two oxen or two donkeys, whatever the pulling power is, and when the yoke is attached,
they’re pulling equally, and that’s what Jesus
is saying here, is, “Take my yoke on, and when
you do, my yoke is easy “and it will help you
deal with your burdens.” Yoke up with Jesus. He’s able to lighten your load. In conclusion, turn with
me to the book of James. Wise people are meek or humble. James chapter three. Right after the book of Hebrews, you have a five-chapter
book entitled James. We’re going to chapter
three, verse one. “My brethren, be not many
masters,” or teachers, “knowing that we shall receive
the greater condemnation.” 1 Peter chapter
four, verse 17 states that judgment begins
at the house of God. That means at the pulpit, so if you consider yourself
a teacher of God’s Word, take that very seriously,
do your homework, do your best to each the
Word as it’s written, not your own interpretations. Teachers have a lot
of responsibility. Don’t lead people astray. “For in many things
we offend all. “If any man offend not in the
word, the same as a perfect,” or mature, “man, and able also
to bridle the whole body.” What we’re talking about here
is controlling your tongue. “Behold, we put bits
in the houses’ mouths, “that they may obey us; and we
turn about their whole body.” A very small bit attached to
a bridle in the horse’s mouth, and you can control
that large animal, as to which way
you want him to go. “Behold also the ships, which
though they be so great,” or so large, “and are
driven of fierce winds, “yet are they turned about
with a very small helm, “whithersoever the
governor listeth,” wherever the captain of
the ship or the helmsman wants the ship to go. Again, a very small rudder can
turn a very, very large ship, even when the winds
are blowing fiercely. “Even so the tongue
is a little member,” just like the bit on the bridle and the rudder on
the large ship. Our tongue is a
very small member. “And boasteth great things. “Behold, how great a matter
a little fire kindleth!” A raging forest fire starts
out very small, normally. “And the tongue is a
fire, a world of iniquity: “so is the tongue
among our members, “that it defileth
the whole body, “and setteth of fire
the course of nature; “and it is set on fire of hell.” A malicious tongue is
a very, very bad thing. Jesus would teach
on one occasion that it’s not what goes
into the mouth, food, that defiles a man, it’s
what comes out of his mouth, his words, in other words. Choose your words
wisely in life. Oftentimes, we speak
before we think. I have a bad habit
of doing that, and it’s better to
think, then speak. You know, once those words
have gone out of your mouth, you can’t take ’em back. You can apologize for
them, if you were wrong, but you cannot take
those words back. “For every kind of beasts,
and of birds, and of serpents, “and of things in
the sea, is tamed, “and hath been
tamed of mankind.” We can tame all
kinds of animals, but we can’t tame our own
tongue, in many cases. Verse eight. “But the tongue can no man tame; “it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.” A tongue that speaks
gossip is poison. Nip it in the bud
when you hear gossip. Don’t tolerate it, nail it down. Who told you that? When someone comes to you
and tries to tell you about Old Whither Jones and
meeting up with somebody. You know, somebody that doesn’t
have anything better to do with their time than to
spread malicious gossip needs to find a life. Verse nine. “Therewith bless we
God, even the Father.” With your tongue,
you can bless God, “and therewith,” with your
tongue, “curse we men, “which are made after
the similitude of God.” The same tongue that
we worship God with is often utilized
to curse other men. You know, we shouldn’t curse
our brothers and sisters. We should edify the Body of
Christ, not tear it down. “Out of the same mouth
proceedeth blessing and cursing. “My brethren, these things
ought not so to be.” Don’t curse others,
edify the Body. “Doth a fountain send
forth at the same place,” or out of the same watering
place, “sweet water and bitter?” No, of course not. It’s either sweet
or it’s bitter. “Can the fig tree, my
brethren, bear olive berries?” Of course not. “Either a vine, figs? “So can no fountain both
yield salt water and fresh.” It either yields salt or fresh,
one or the other, not both. The reason we came
here, sharpen up for me. “Who is a wise man?” Are you a wise man? “And endued with
knowledge among you? “Let him,” no gender implied, “show out of a good conversation his works with
meekness of wisdom.” Check out this
word, conversation. It’s behavior. Let your behavior, let your
works show forth your wisdom. Humbly show forth your wisdom, because if your tongue has
to boast of how wise you are, you’re probably not
all that wise at all. Be humble. People will see your
behavior and your works, and they will know
how wise you are. “But if ye have bitter envying
and strife in your hearts, “glory not, and lie
not against the truth.” I like the way Moffat
translates this verse. It’s, “But if you are
cherishing bitter jealousy “and rivalry in your hearts, “do not pride yourselves on
that and be false to the truth.” Verse 15. “This wisdom descendeth not
from above, but is earthly, “sensual, devilish,”
even of Satan. “For where envying and
strife is, there is confusion “and every evil work.” Satan utilizes confusion,
envying, and strife daily. Nip it in the bud. “But the wisdom that is above
is first pure, then peaceable, “gentle,” meek, “and
easy to be entreated, “full of mercy and good
fruits, without partiality, “and without hypocrisy.” Verse 18 to conclude. “And the fruit of
righteousness is sown in peace “of them that make peace.” Matthew chapter
five, verse nine. “Blessed are the peacemakers, “for they will be called
the children of God.” You don’t need to boast
about your wisdom to others. Remember that verse, that let
your behavior, your works, meekfully, with meekness,
show forth your wisdom. Your works show your wisdom,
people see it and appreciate it but you don’t need
to boast about it. It’s good to be
gentle and humble, especially when
you’re planting seeds. Don’t throw the
whole boat anchor. You know, the purpose of
planting seeds is not for you to tell the person you’re
planting a seed with everything you know,
or how much you know. It’s for you to put that little seed of
thought in their mind, then turn it over to God, because it’s entirely
up to Him at that point, as to whether He
will give that seed the former rain and
the latter rain, allowing it to mature and
produce fruit on its own. Let’s go to His throne. Yahweh, Heavenly Father,
we thank you, Father, for your written Word, Father. Be with us the rest
of this day, Father. Let everything that
we do be a reflection of the love that
is Jesus Christ. We ask these things in
Jesus’ precious name, Amen. – [Announcer] The
Mark of the Beast Many false teachers
would have you believe it will be a
tattoo on your forehead or a computer chip
implanted under your skin. It’s getting late in the game. You need to know what
the mark of the beast is. As it’s written in
Revelation chapter 13 verse eight, many
will be deceived. Christ said in Mark
13:23, “Behold, “I have foretold
you all things.” Jesus indeed told us
how not to be deceived and Pastor Arnold
Murray takes you on a step by step
study of God’s word concerning this
critical subject. The telephone call is
free, the CD is free. No shipping and handling. Just call 800-643-4645
to request your one time, one per household copy
of the Mark of the Beast. You may also request
to Shepherd’s Chapel PO Box 416 Gravette,
Arkansas 72736. PO Box 416 Gravette,
Arkansas 72736. Don’t be deceived by Satan. Don’t be deceived by Satan. Don’t be deceived by Satan. Larry from Illinois. God bless Shepherd’s Chapel
and everyone that works there. Thank you so much. Question, when Christ comes
back at the second advent, will heaven be here
on earth at that time? No, not until the end
of the Millennium. You have that 1,000-year
period that has to come to pass before the eternity. You can read about
the eternity when the throne of God itself returns in Revelation
chapter 21 verse one and the following verses. Curtis in California. Did Jesus have two sisters? And if so, where in the
Bible can I find it? Matthew chapter 13
verses 55 and 56. Verse 55, the
half-brothers of Jesus, and I say half-brothers
because Joseph, the husband of Mary, was not
the father of Jesus Christ. He was the only begotten
Son of our heavenly Father. But his half-brothers,
in other words, Mary was their mother, making
Jesus and them half-brothers, are named: James,
Joseph, Simon, and Judas. Now in verse 56, the fact
that he had sisters, plural, is apparent, because
they’re called that there, but they’re not named as such. Lou in California. I have a King James 1611 Bible. In Psalms chapter 90
verse 10, it says, we fly away, please explain. Well, it doesn’t have to
take a King James 1611 Bible to say that, my King James
Version, Authorized Version, says that as well. And what it states there
in Psalms 90 verse 10 is that our years are
threescore and 10. Now that kind of puts a handle
on what a generation is, one of the three generations
listed in God’s word. There’s a 40-year generation,
a 70-year generation, and a 120-year generation
listed in the Old Testament. But in Psalms 90 verse
10, it says our years are threescore and 10. I think it goes on to say,
and if we’re lucky, maybe 80, fourscore, when we
die, we fly away. And that’s pretty accurate
description of what happens. When we die, it’s
not a rapture theory, if that’s what you’re
trying to point to, but when we die,
Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse six and seven, when
the silver cord parts, when we die, is a Hebraism, the flesh returns to the
earth from which it came, and the spirit returns to the
Father from whence it came. So your spirit does fly away. Jolene in Oklahoma. Is there any book of the Bible that was written by
a regular person? All of the Bible was
written by a regular person or regular people, I should
say, more appropriate. But, they were all inspired
by our heavenly Father. How do I know that? Because Second Timothy chapter
three verse 16 tells us that all Scripture is
by inspiration of God. A.J. from Michigan. Question, John chapter
one verses one through 14, is Jesus Christ God? How do we spot the fake and how
do we take care of ourselves if we can’t buy or sell? Isaiah chapter
seven verse 14 says, a virgin will conceive
and bear a son, and you will call
his name Immanuel, which translated is God with us. So, yes, John chapter one
verse 14 is talking about God being Jesus Christ. The disciples asked
Jesus, let us see God, there in John chapter
14 verse, excuse me, chapter one verses one through
14 it states in verse one, in the beginning was the
Word and the Word was God and the Word was with
God and the Word was God. The Word there is
(speaks foreign language) which is Jesus Christ. If you go to John chapter 14, the disciples are asking
Jesus, let us see God. And Jesus tells them,
if you’ve seen the Son, you have seen the Father. Cindy in Michigan. All nations will
be against Israel. What about our mixed up nation? I will never forsake him. I can’t believe our
president will either. Am I being fooled? Thank you and God bless
you in your ministry. Zechariah chapter 14
verse two tells us that for I, and God speaking says, will gather all nations
against Jerusalem. And that means the one
world political beast, excuse me, of
Revelation chapter 13 is what it’s
talking about there. And we have C.J. from Texas. Thank you for your teaching,
I’ve learned more watching you, because I have read something
four or five times before and couldn’t
understand, now I do. And we’re glad you’re
understanding the word. Question, what does the
Bible say about discipline for children who are mean? Well, it states in Proverbs
chapter 22 verse 15 that foolishness is bound
in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction
shall drive it far from him. And you can go to a
grocery store, for example, and I see younger adults who are basically
children raising children, it appears to me. And they tell the child,
now if you do that again, I’m gonna such and such, give you a spanking,
for example. And the child knows no more than does that person
mean it than anything. They know where the line is and
they go right up to the line and so on and so forth. But if you spare the rod,
now this is not biblical, but in my opinion,
if you spare the rod, you’re gonna spoil the child. Children need discipline. If you don’t discipline
children, they’ll
run your house. And you won’t like the
house that you have. Robert in Texas. Who wrote the book of Hebrews? The title in my Bible reads the Epistle of Paul the
Apostle to the Hebrews. Phyllis in Florida. Reference lecture
online for date, and you give a date, covering Psalms 103
through 104 verse four. Pastor Dennis said in this
lecture that after the katabole, and you question the spelling, and you’re right, it’s
K-A-T-A-B-O-L, not C, the earth is 90 degrees
from true north. Didn’t he mean nine degrees? Not being nitpicky, I’ve studied with the Chapel for many years. And yes, you made a good catch. If I did say 90
degrees, I misspoke. The point remains the same,
Hebrews chapter 12 verse 26, God shook the earth
at the katabole, which was Satan’s rebellion. I’m sure you realize, Phyllis, next time he’s going to
shake both heaven and earth, Hebrews chapter 12 verse 26. Barbara in Michigan. And thank you for
your kind comments. When asking for blessings
upon a stack of papers of questions from people,
you place that stack aside and pick up a different
pile of papers and read questions from
the new unblessed stack. Why? Since I’m not able to
afford the internet, I can only see you at 5 a.m. Wish more time slots
were available. All right, God bless you. Now, what you’re seeing is the first stack that I pick
up are prayer requests. And that’s when we have
a prayer for those people and ask if it is God’s will
that they receive a blessing. The second stack of papers
I pick up are questions that people have submitted
to be answered on the air. Gloria in Nebraska. In Ezekiel chapter
three verse 17 states Son of Man, I have
made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel. Is watchman referring
to ministers? Thanks to you and your
staff for all their help, your friend, Gloria in Nebraska. Well, no. The Hebrew (speaks
foreign language), it means for watchman is
to peer into the future, or peer into the
distant, better said. By implication, the
elect are watchmen today. They watch and warn others that
the Antichrist comes first. The Antichrist comes
before Jesus Christ. Watch, watchmen, watch,
warn, watchmen, warn. Mary from New York. Why did they always
have to ask the priest for the Urim and Thummim like
in Nehemiah chapter seven? Or I have read it in
many other places, even David asked for it. Didn’t they put
their trust in God? When I looked it up, it’s
usually a breastplate of the high priest or a precious
stone used in casting lots. Well, they consulted,
inquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummim, because God told them
to do it that way. Exodus chapter 28 verse 30, Numbers chapter 27 verse 21. And you’re right, there
was a pouch, an ephod, attached to the high
priest’s breastplate. And in the pouch were
found the Urim and Thummim. And God gave his decisions when
there was a major decision, should we go to war
with the Philistines? David would call for
Abiathar, his high priest, and inquire of the Lord
through the Urim and Thummim. And yes, they trusted God,
but it’s God that told them to use the Urim and
Thummim to inquire of him. Betty in Iowa. Help me to understand
Revelation 21 where it says heaven is
a cube 150 miles wide, 150 miles long,
it’s like a cube. Does this mean there won’t be
enough room for all believers, for all the millions
of people saved from the beginning of time? It does not seem like
nearly enough space. Please explain, I enjoy
your teachings every day, you sure have helped
me understand a lot which I couldn’t
understand before. Well, we’re glad we’ve
been able to help. And understand, Betty, that
all at that point in time will be in spiritual bodies. It’s not like you’re gonna
take millions and millions of flesh bodies and cram
them into this cube. God wouldn’t do that. That wouldn’t be
heaven, if you will. I’m sure there’ll
be plenty of space. All right, I’m out of time. I want you to know
that I do love you. Why? Because you enjoy studying
God’s word in depth. More importantly, it
makes your heavenly Father very pleased, very
proud when he looks down and he sees you with your Bible, the letter that he
wrote to you open, and you’re seeking
knowledge of him and how to be pleasing to him. When you please God, blessings
start to flow in your life. We are brought to you by
your tithes and offerings. If we’ve helped you, help
us keep coming to you and to reach out to others
of our brothers and sisters who are lost in this
world of darkness. One thing most important,
though, and it’s this. You stay in his word every day. Every day in his
word is a good day, even with trouble, because
Jesus is the living Word. (gentle music) – [Announcer] Hearing God’s
word with understanding will change your life. We hope you have enjoyed
studying God’s word here on the Shepherd’s Chapel
Family Bible Study Hour with Pastor Dennis Murray. If you would like to
receive more information concerning Shepherd’s Chapel, you may request our
free introductory offer. Our introductory offer contains The Mark of the Beast CD, our monthly newsletter
with a written Bible study, a CD catalog, and a list
of written reference works available through
Shepherd’s Chapel. To request our free
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24 hours a day. You may also request
our introductory offer by writing to Shepherd’s Chapel, PO Box 416, Gravette,
Arkansas 72736. Once again that’s
Shepherd’s Chapel, PO Box 416, Gravette,
Arkansas 72736. We invite you to join us for
the next in-depth Bible study each weekday at this same time. Thank you for watching today’s
program and God bless you. ♪ He’s got the whole
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