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Isaiah 11:4


4 But with righteousness [tsedeq] shall he judge [shaphat] the poor, [dal] and reprove [yakach] with equity [miyshowr] for the meek [`anav] of the earth: ['erets] and he shall smite [nakah] the earth ['erets] with the rod [shebet] of his mouth, [peh] and with the breath [ruwach] of his lips [saphah] shall he slay [muwth] the wicked. [rasha`] KJV-Interlinear


4 But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. NASB


These verses do not relate a chronology, but a pattern of life and a policy by which Christ will live.

Jesus Christ is God, and as God He is omniscient. He knows all that there is to know, the knowable and the unknowable. He is omnipresent and is not limited by knowledge or space or time. He is not confined by this universe or anything within it, or anything outside of it, whatever that may be.

Jesus is man. He was born of a woman and came into this world as all baby's do. And as a human being, He grew up as do all human beings. He was cared for as an infant, trained as a toddler, and taught as a young person. He had a thirst for doctrine and the knowledge of God and all things spiritual, from a very early age.

He wanted to know. He sought out doctrinal instruction, He listened, He learned, He even amazed those who would instruct Him with His knowledge and understanding, when He was a young adolescent. He was obedient to His parents. As the son of a carpenter, He would have worked in that capacity for His family.

And how do we know any of this? The Bible is the mind and therefore the thinking of Christ. Jesus would have lived by and in accordance with all doctrinal instruction.

This chapter begins with the line of Christ, and presents the learning process that is available to all believers, and most certainly as it applied to Jesus when He was growing up.

These verses depict the policy of the Messiah, which was applied to His first advent as He interacted with everyone in His life and most certainly these verses describe His policy as King of kings and ruler forever, when that future time arrives in history.

These verses do not describe a timetable or calendar or sequence of events for this policy to come into existence. But rather describe the pattern of life that Christ lived by, and for which we too should prepare ourselves and live.

Unfortunately most people do not live by these principles. They are not interested, and not teachable and do not want to learn by some other means except their own self-instruction, which is a flawed method and a false concept which serves only the naïve.

Righteousness, 'tsedeq,' is moral or legal equity. This is the impartial justice with which one considers all of the facts. It is not biased or prejudiced or bribable against anyone, or in favor of anyone at another's expense.

To reprove, 'yakach,' is to argue, correct, decide. And this Christ will do with equity and fairness. No circumstance, no handicap, no disadvantage, no imbalance will prevent anyone from gaining a fair and honest hearing and decision.

Christ will smite and slay with the breath of His mouth. Therefore in truth He will rule. In truth He will judge. In truth He will lead. And doctrine is that truth and power that will be used to rule and to judge and to decide.

Evil runs rampant throughout the world and throughout history. Governments and organizations and people alike have a mandate to rule and to lead and to live in this manner, but they do not. Governments and organizations and people alike get bogged down in their lusts and idealisms and plans for life, all of which ignore the basic principles of truth, which God established long ago.

And as a result, the world and life is filled with injustice, inequity, where bias and prejudice abound and the masses lose and suffer endlessly and needlessly. Even life in the natural world suffers with its predators and its prey.

And as we will soon see, when truth rules, and only Christ will be able to rule by truth, then even the natural world will change dramatically.

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