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      Inheritance, meekness and modesty are topics, today. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Mallory H” (Level 3 with 1,443 points, a member since August 16, 2012) posted the following:


What did God mean by the meek will inherit the Earth?
please explain?


THE BATTLE AXE: Christian Modesty (10/15/2012)—Given that circumspection, courtesy and modesty are attributes or characterizations for behavior and conduct in social groups, social modesty is of the flesh and the carnal mind (i.e., influences such as appetite, desire, fantasy, fear, imagination, pride and self-importance). Spiritual modesty will only be seen within a body of believers, a congregation, that shares through continual discipline, sacraments, study and corporate worship. When believers are separated from the body, they must depend upon the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD, or the presence and standards of the assembly as they have become internalized. As content from divine person, modesty is inseparable from divine substance that includes faith, holiness, humility, longsuffering, truth, wisdom and wrath against sin. In the effort to assert their individual integrity, many believers separate from the body, without being aware how they also distance themselves from nourishment and support of their spirit content. Without discernment and the ability to recognize divine spirit content, anger, ones being candid, intense emotion, exposing ones faults, imbalance, impulse, passion, self-expression, sincerity, and uninhibited behavior all become labeled as confidence, courage, growth, maturity, or even, sacred truth.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalm 37: 7-11, King James Version)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Girdle 42: A Pattern To Them Hereafter (12/29/2011); Meek Abram (10/17/2010); What is Worship? (10/18/2010)

    
An “inheritance” or ones “heritage” is an endowment one receives through legal provisions establishing succession for the receipt and ownership of a donors goods, property and wealth. Intangible items also may be transferred including circumstances, conflict, culture, duty, history, prestige, and reputation. Terms for the inheritance are recorded during the life of the donor, and are carried out following their decease. More than simply the integrity of those held accountable for performing the desire (we say “will”) of the deceased, the integrity and righteousness of the law comes into view as paramount.

      “Meekness” is generally spoken of as a personality trait (i.e., a pattern that describes a persons usual conduct and disposition) whereby their behavior is characterized as humble, mild, timid and submissive. With this in view, many regard meekness as weakness. Among many mature Christian believers, meekness is held to be an imparted, spiritual content, like faith, holiness, humility, wisdom, and wrath against sin. By meekness one is shown to be approachable by GOD, and is pliable, receptive and teachable by the Holy Spirit regarding divine person, sacred process, and eternal purpose. Thus, a ruler, a warrior and prince of Egypt (Moses) is identified in Scripture as meek above all men in the earth (see Numbers 12: 3, KJV).

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, Scriptures shows that, from the beginning, the earth has been intended as the dwelling place of mankind. While mankind will reside in heaven as the sacred process of judgment is being completed, with the destruction of the wicked in the lake of fire, mankind will be returned to the earth, no longer subject to death or sin. Mortal beings will no longer exist; the redeemed of Christ will all be incorruptible and immortal. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, will come down from heaven to the earth; and the eternal lives of human beings will be spent in an earth that has been made completely new.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.


THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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      Christian modesty, courage and holy boldness are topics, today. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “ChristianModesty” (Level 1 with 169 points, a member since July 25, 2012) posted the following:


Why don’t Christians seem to care abut modesty anymore?

It seems there are less and less Christians who care about dressing in a way that is pleasing to God. I’ve heard some people say that God really doesn’t care, but shouldn’t we as Christians try and follow everything in the Bible, not just the parts we want to hear or obey?

1 Corinthians 8:13
1 Timothy 2:9
1 Peter 3:3-4
Matthew 5:28


THE BATTLE AXE: Why Courage? (10/14/2012)—In the excellence of divine provision for mankind, much of what believers are required to do is accomplished through faithfulness and obedience, rather than courage or fortitude. Even so, all Christian believers must know courage and holy boldness, because all must endure as spiritual beings upon an earth that is overspread with ignorance of sacred truth, sin, violence, unbelief, and unclean spirits that have been ousted from heaven. In addition, believers must make balanced and uncompromising responses to indifference, persecution, separation for the Gospel, suffering, and uncertainty. Also, it is through balance that arrogance, overconfidence and presumption are avoided. While courage is essential for beginning, holy boldness is vital when seeking higher ground, and zeal must be present to continue and maintain the progress of sanctification. The work of sharing and spreading the Gospel to those who have never heard it requires confidence and flexibility that are provided by the Holy Spirit along with faith, insight, joy, perseverance, righteousness, truth and wisdom. Mature believers in Jesus Christ, often experience as he did the full range of human conflicts such that, at the same time there is sorrow, there is joy; in spite of fear, there is courage and boldness; when there is doubt and insecurity, there is still expectation and hope. An important aspect of freedom in Christ is that each believer makes choice of their own focus between and among contradictory alternatives, and choice of what they themselves will act upon.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 5-7, King James Version)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: On Religious Items (08/29/2012); On Cults (08/30/2012); Girdle 44: The Good Seed (12/31/2011); Dispatch 38: Shamefacedness (09/17/2011); Diet and Food? (12/31/2010); Not Sure? (01/01/2011); Why Clothing? (10/15/2010); Known by GOD? (10/16/2010)


      Be encouraged. There will always be a great diversity among believers that comes by such differences as academic background, age group, culture, doctrinal emphasis (e.g., Advent, baptism, chrism and spiritual gifts, tithing, Incarnation, intercession by saints) ethnicity, levels of maturity, practice, prayer, and scriptural training. While the ministry by silent example and lifestyle often seems to be less effective and less spiritual than preaching, or witnessing from the pulpit, it truly is the work of every mature believer. Both the understanding and acceptance of sacred duty develops gradually, and by degrees. More than this, the ability to recognize the denial and rejection of GOD, and to continue undisturbed—rather than denial and rejection of oneself, ones message, and what they may have shared—comes only by an extended process of sacred growth.

      In the same way that a broad range of differences are found among the rose (e.g., color, fragrance, size), differences among believers are easily understood as irrelevant and insignificant when seeing with new eyes that are focused upon discerning the Spirit. The carnal, material and social aspects fade in their importance. The carnal mind is enmity against GOD; has not been equipped to respond to the law of GOD; and therefore, will never perfectly obey the will of GOD (see Romans 8: 6-8, KJV). Believers are not required to serve, or make appeals to the carnal mind.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, Christian circumspection, modesty and shamefacedness derive from self-awareness that has been shaped by the character and spirit that identified Jesus during his ministry in the earth. Humility and meekness in believers are emanations of the Holy Spirit along with such divine content as faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, righteousness, truth and wrath against sin. Until the conclusion of judgment, and finish of the second death, there will be problems in the earth that come by sin.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC