When you make yourself nothing then God will give you access to everything. I believe God wants a "face to face" relationship with us all but our lack of meekness partnered with pride and ego prevent that from happening more than our fear. If we ever stop long enough from telling others who we are or what we're suppose to be then maybe we could live in that "secret place" Moses writes about in Psalm 91:1; "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." God lives on "Meek Street" but most of us spend our lives in the neighborhood and not at His house because we have the wrong address.
Being meek doesn't mean being weak. The scriptures say that Moses knew God "face to face" which means that the LORD physically and tangibly manifested to Moses in front of the people and audibly spoke directly to him. It also goes on to say that no one else since can claim such a distinction. Why? Because of the meekness of Moses of whom the Bible says was the meekest of all men on earth. Numbers 12:3; "Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth." Meekness gives you access that a position or title other than "son or daughter" cannot. Rank does not have its privileges in God's presence, only a relationship of humility and the utmost love for GOD will give you that.
I've heard ministers claim this same distinction as Moses even against clear biblical contradiction that says no one then or now has the same closeness with God as Moses did. Deuteronomy 34:10 says, "And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face". For you "smart" and "deep" folks that means both natural Israel and spiritual Israel which is the Church. The fact they even have to say they do means they don't. Meekness is to continually lower yourself before God without seeking recognition or reputation in order to magnify Him. It is the ultimate show of strength and I believe the highest form of spiritual discipline.
The phrase and very idea of "no reputation" is more than most of us can handle yet it is the requirement of God in regards to meekness. The scriptures say of Christ our Lord in Philippians 2:5-9: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name".
The first admonition of the above scripture tells us to have the mind of Christ. In other words, think like he did. Well, what did he think like? He knew who he was concerning God and was confident in his identity so much so that he saw no reason to try and promote himself but rather let the works of God through him as a servant prove who he was. Because of his humility and obedience to God as a man his faith was validated and glorified before all through his selfless sacrifice on the Cross, because he sought no glory for himself but only for God Almighty. In the giving of himself God gave him everything above everybody. Yeshua (Jesus) is God's golden standard for which we all are to strive and which none of us has ever met. It is meant to cause us to stay humble and continually striving.
The Lord Yeshua said in Matthew 11:29-30, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Meekness actually makes things easier on us. It is an unending struggle and constant fight to prove yourself to be somebody to other folks. We chase the admiration and praise of men over the approval of the Lord when it is so much easier to chase after the presence of the LORD and let Him show His approval of you before all. Christ said in the above passage this is how you find rest rather than making yourself weary being yoked to other folks opinions and burdened by your own pride. We need to "learn" of Him and stop trying to teach folks about us.
The beauty of the Cross is that Christ willingly gave up who he was to be what the Heavenly Father wanted and needed to save earthly people who didn't deserve it. Seeing this there is no reason for any of us to try and pump ourselves up. Deflate yourself and God will pump you up. This is what Moses learned and why God chose him. I believe we'd see more of the miracles of the Bible if we weren't so eager to take credit for them. Until then we'll get houses, cars, and more money to deceive us into believing we're truly being blessed but without the tangible glory of God. We are fooled by our own glory which is no glory at all. The meek inherit the earth and not just the stuff in the earth which will pass away once and for all. Be meek and you will never have to prove yourself because God will prove Himself in you. ~ I.J. West ©
Matthew 5:5; "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."