Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies Series

The Moment of Truth Series focuses on popular, false narratives made by people in the body of Christ. This series exposes the lie and then casts it down by revealing the truth of God’s word.

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Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #16

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Meekness means “strength under pressure.”

Are you believing this lie?

I am not sure who started this one. Meekness means “having a quiet or gentle nature; not wanting to fight or argue; submissive.” However, if we search the greek interpretation of the word in the Brown-Driver-Briggs definition of “meek” in the Bible, we discover that it means “gentle; lowly; needy in circumstance; poor; humble.”

Well, the KJV biblical listing of the fruit of the spirit has both gentleness and meekness, so meekness probably does not mean gentleness again.

[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

Moreover, if we look at the context that Jesus uses it— “and the meek shall inherit the earth”— He is probably referencing “needy in circumstance” because as authentic Christians, we deny ourselves.  Jesus was the ultimate example of meekness.

Therefore, Christians who have lived in need rather than satisfying their own desires, will eventually inherit the earth.

Can you see how “strength under pressure” completely hides the real meaning?

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“Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #16.” AWS Magazine Online. Ed. Bobbie Chariot. Savior Sanity LLC., 1 Mar. 2017. Web. 13 Sept. 2015. <https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-16-meekness-means-strength-under-pressure>.
“Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #16.” AWS Magazine Online. March 1, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2015. https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-16-meekness-means-strength-under-pressure.
Chariot, B. (Ed.). (2017, March 1). Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #16. Retrieved September 13, 2015, from https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-16-meekness-means-strength-under-pressure.

Thank you for reading!

Bobbie Chariot

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