Q. Can you tell me what it means when it says “we shall inherit the earth” like in the beatitudes – I know that we will rule with Jesus during the Millennium but could you help me understand this better?
A. You’re referring to Matt. 5:5, “Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the Earth.” Here’s how that works.
In Psalm 2:8 the Father said to the Son, “Ask of me and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the Earth your possession.” In Romans 8:17 and Galatians 4:7 Paul said that since God has made us His children He has also made us His heirs. In Romans 8: 17 he expanded on this calling us “co-heirs with Christ”. Put it all together and you can conclude that if Jesus was given the Earth as His inheritance and if we have been made co-heirs with Him then we also will inherit the Earth, just like He said.