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  1. 1. Meekness is not Weakness Heb 2:6-18 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Daniel’s story in the Philippines<<<< -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >>>Heb 2: records 7 points of Meekness not Weakness. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Meekness: getting off your high horse while subjecting yourself to God’s level playing field vs. 6, 7. God needs servants not superstars: Luke 22:25, 26 say, “And he said unto them, the kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.” [26] But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ! Meekness>have compassion. It’s not to exhibit fashion ! Meekness is to carry your cross> It’s not wearing a crucifix ! Meekness is to live a holy life. It’s not to be hyped up ! Meekness is to serve others. It’s not waiting for others to serve you ! Meekness is thanking God for the troubles you have... ? Why? Vs.9…for the suffering of death crowned him with glory & honour… ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Meekness is painfulness: crucifying “King Self” Vs.10…A-Cross-Kind- Of-Death was not fitting for him… • But accepted to be crucified anyhow But he subjected himself to be made lower than the angels anyhow • Yet he did not mind it anyhow Yet he gave up what he had to gain and held unto what he had to lose ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John 13:16 says, Verily, verily, I say unto you, the servant is not greater than his lord. While in vs.10 Heb 2: reads, “For it was fitting for him in bringing many sons to glory, to make him the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering. >>Bible tells of: Rivers/Giants/Mountains/fire/Life/Cross/Saviour>emulate ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. Meekness prepares you for the task ahead: ! Stop telling folks that Christianity is all roses. 1
  2. 2. ? If that’s the case, why does the majority gravitate to worldly things than they would to heavenly things? John 16:33….In the world...tribulation: • Israelites went through the red sea // Christians>through trials • John the Baptist //Jesus died a cross-kind-of death • All of Christ disciples took up their Cross Story: Farmer and his slave>Fred & Wish ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you read Psalms chapters 73-75: it makes you wonder…worth it? Why? Wicked>prospering Christians>suffering 1st you must get off your high horse 2nd instead of being a superstar, you must now become a servant 3rd instead of happiness>> pain and suffering --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4th Meekness: receiving no future promotions higher than being God’s servants, not ever! Vs.10 “Captain” Greek word: leader>originator Jesus become your leader through suffering... Revelation 4:10 says, “Twenty four elders fall down before him who sat on the throne and worship & cast their crowns before the throne” [when you wear a crown: King>A King in waiting>Prince] ! When you come to know Christ, 2 things are evident: Worship=Worthy Joy=Jesus Others Yourself ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paul’s description in 2 Corinthians 4: 8-11[We are] troubled on every side, perplexed, Persecuted, cast down...For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. Meekness destroys the devil’s plans: vs.14…then the opposite of this statement is also true! “Your weakness keeps the devil’s plans alive!” Still in vs.14, “he himself likewise shared in the same… A Cross- Kind-Of-Death” that through death he might destroy the devil. • Are you having a hard time turning your troubles into triumphs? • Are you tipping God where you should be tithing him? • Or, are you desirous of suffering as Jesus suffered? Job 1: 6 says, “Satan walks in alongside you.” --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. Meekness: turns hurdles into hope for others and yourself vs.18. 2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. Acts 13: >Paul turns Meekness from Obstacles into opportunities 2
  3. 3. • Are you spiritually worn out? Are you always failing the first grade? • Are you in contempt of God’s law and are refusing to obey him? • Are you struggling with your Delilah? • Does your life have any zip? Are you just going through the motions? • Are you professing rather than possessing Christ? • Are your accomplishments greater than your Achilles hill? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In vs.15, Jesus wants you to release those fears, how? Vs.17 says that the [merciful and faithful High Priest] wants to make propitiations for the sins of the people. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. Meekness: Forgiving and forgetting present/past sins: Matt. 6:14, 15, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you”: [15] “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Heb 2Vs.17“propitiations”>Making wrong right! To gain/regain favour -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The story: couple and the pit bull>forgiveness/healing 3