You may ask, “Am I saved? Yes, I am saved. Jesus has redeemed me with His blood. I have the son of God in my life through the confession with my mouth and the conviction in my heart that He is my Lord and Savior. Righteousness is imputed to me when I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth”. This is saying what we believe. It is the same principle with all other biblical convictions in our lives. We believe therefore we speak with the spirit of faith in God!
Some people boast in their achievements, people/corporations that they are associated with. In real moments of challenges, they may crumble. However, we as Christians boast in the Lord because our BEST association is with GOD!
1 Samuel 17:34-37, 46-47 (NKJV)But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”….. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
David walked with God. He had experienced the faithfulness of God in his life. What David was saying in the above scriptures were NOT SOME EMPTY SLOGANS but a deep conviction from the depths of his heart.
David had literally encountered real problems, attacks from brutal lions and bears that had the ability to devour him and his sheep/lambs. As David was a good shepherd, a type of Christ who would lay down His life for His sheep, David went after the devourers i.e. the lions and the bears. He wrestled with the lion and plucked the lamb out of its mouth! He testified that his covenant God delivered him from the mouth of the lion and the bear. Therefore, David said with the conviction of his heart that the same God who had delivered him from the attacks of the lion and the bear, will also deliver him and the Israelites from Goliath!! He believed therefore he spoke. Likewise, we must also speak what we believe and it will be God who will deliver us from our tribulations!
Sermon Series: You Are in the Hall of Faith (Part 3)
你可能会问：“我得救了吗？ 是的，我得救了。 耶稣用他的宝血救赎了我。 藉着口中的认罪和内心承认上帝是我的神我的救主，我从此有了上帝的儿子在我的生命里。 当我心里相信并口里承认时，义就归于我。” 这是在说我们所相信的。 这与我们生命中所有其他圣经信念的原则相同。 因此，我们相信，所以我们以以对上帝的信心之灵说话！
有些人夸耀自己的成就，人脉/公司。 当面对真正的挑战，他们可能崩溃。 但是，我们作为基督徒在主里夸耀，因为我们最好的人脉是上帝！
撒母耳记上17：34-37，46-47大卫对扫罗说：“你仆人为父亲放羊，有时来了狮子，有时来了熊，从群中衔一只羊羔去。我就追赶它，击打它，将羊羔从它口中救出来。它起来要害我，我就揪着它的胡子，将它打死。你仆人曾打死狮子和熊，这未受割礼的非利士人向永生 神的军队骂阵，也必像狮子和熊一般。大卫又说：“耶和华救我脱离狮子和熊的爪，也必救我脱离这非利士人的手。”扫罗对大卫说：“你可以去吧!耶和华必与你同在。今日耶和华必将你交在我手里。我必杀你，斩你的头；又将非利士军兵的尸首给空中的飞鸟、地上的野兽吃，使普天下的人都知道以色列中有 神；又使这众人知道耶和华使人得胜，不是用刀用枪，因为争战的胜败全在乎耶和华。他必将你们交在我们手里。”
大卫与上帝同行。 他在生命中经历了上帝的信实。 大卫在上述经文中所说的不是空洞的口号，而是他内心深处坚定的信念。
大卫确实遇到了真正的问题，遭到了残忍的狮子和熊的攻击，它们有能力吞噬他和他的羊/羊羔。 大卫是个好牧人，是那种会为了羊群舍命的基督同款牧人，大卫追逐吞噬者，即狮子和熊。 他与狮子搏斗，将小羊从它嘴里拉出来！ 他见证了与他立约的上帝救他脱离狮子和熊的口。 因此，大卫怀着坚定的信念说，那位救他脱离狮子和熊之口的上帝也将把他和以色列人从歌利亚手中解救出来！ 他如此信，也如此说了。 同样，我们也必须说出我们所相信的，上帝将把我们从苦难中解救出来！