... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

22
February
2011

Daniel 2: The meek shall inherit the earth. Heaven can wait!? Part 2 of 2

The book of Daniel chapter 2 tells us about a different kingdom that will be established on earth.

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom,
that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. ...
but it will itself endure for ever.

Daniel 2:44 (NIV)

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
Matthew 5:6

Yeshua Messiah said these words to the crowds while standing on a hill in Galilee. One may ask. Will the meek inherit the whole earth or just the land of Israel, Jerusalem? What is the point of this inheritance if we can all go to heaven? Or, heaven can wait!? And what is the inheritance of those who aren't so meek?

The meek and their inheritance

Psalm 37 (NKJV), tells us six times about those who will inherit the land, the earth. Verse 11 tells us specifically about the meek:         
But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Isaiah 29:19 tells us:
The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD,
And the poor among men shall rejoice
In the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 2: 7-12 (NKJV) states in verses 7 and 8
7 "I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
'You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession."

The above tells us that who ever the meek, humble are, they rejoice in Yeshua Messiah and with him they will inherit the land and the earth. One should not confuse inheriting the world as mentioned in these passages with inheriting an earthly Godless mentality and the way of life that comes with that.
I believe that inheritance of the land of Israel leads to the inheritance of the earth. And that all this will serve the purpose of the restoration of God Almighty's  creation.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Studies