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0122 – Invited by God into His Presence 蒙神邀请进入祂的同在

Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Once we are aware and believe that Jesus has obtained the eternal redemption for us and given us His righteousness, we will be bold in coming before Him, because we know it has nothing to do with our own works of righteousness, even though we will do good works and live in godliness once we have been saved. Neither will we be affected by our feelings of insecurity of not having done enough to be accepted by God because Jesus has done everything for us. We are hidden in Him, where we are righteous, holy, and blameless. We have a new position as a child of the living God.

Therefore, it pleases God when we approach Him by faith at His throne of grace whenever we need help or mercy in our time of need. By faith, we believe that we have a new and living way into the presence of the Heavenly Father through the blood of Jesus Christ. God is pleased when we stand in that conviction, and we can rest in the completed work of Jesus Christ. It is done!

Ephesians 1:6-7 (NKJV) To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

God received all the praise and thanksgiving for His work of redemption for us. It was done apart from our efforts and works. Therefore, we will never be able to boast or have any form of self-righteousness. We are not perfect and still have issues and weaknesses to deal with, but God has opened us a way for us to approach Him, purely because of the unmerited and unconditional love of God and He loves to fellowship with us.

Because we are accepted, we need not have any insecurity in life whether it is before men or God. It gives us faith, confidence, and boldness when we approach God daily knowing that our acceptance before Him is based on the blood of Jesus. It is not about us but about Christ who justified and qualified us to come before a holy, just, and righteous God!

What a privilege it is that to be invited to enter into His presence to find help and mercy in our time of need! All of us need grace during difficult times to sustain us, especially during times like these as we wait for the pandemic to pass, and all of us need God’s mercy when we have made a wrong decision without consulting Him.

Sermon Series: What Pleases God? (Part 1)


希伯来书 4:16 所以,我们只管坦然无惧的来到施恩的宝座前,为要得怜恤、蒙恩惠,作随时的帮助。

我们一旦意识到并相信耶稣已为我们取得了永恒的救赎,并把祂的义赐给了我们,我们就会坦然无惧的来到祂面前,因为我们知道这与我们自己的义行无关,虽然我们得救后将会行善并过敬虔的生活。我们也不会因为所做的不足以蒙神悦纳而缺乏安全感,因为耶稣已为我们成就了一切。我们藏在祂里面,因着祂得以称义、圣洁和无瑕疵。我们拥有了作为永生 神儿女的新身份和地位。

因此,在我们有需要之时,就应当凭信心来到 神施恩的宝座前亲近祂,为要得随时的帮助和蒙怜悯,这是 神所喜悦的。我们因着信,就知道并相信借着耶稣基督的宝血,我们有一条又新又活的路, 使我们得以进入天父的同在里。我们若站立在这信心上并笃信不疑,就能讨 神的喜悦,我们也能在耶稣基督已成就的工作上得享安息。成了!/已完成了!

以弗所书 1:6-7 使他荣耀的恩典得着称赞;这恩典是他在爱子里所赐给我们的。我们借这爱子的血得蒙救赎,过犯得以赦免,乃是照他丰富的恩典。

神 为我们所成就的救赎工作使 祂配得一切赞美和感谢。这与我们的努力和做工是无关的。因此, 我们永远都不能自夸,也不能有任何形式的自义感或自以为是。我们不是完全人,我们还有许多问题和软弱需要对付和处理,然而 神已为我们开了一条亲近祂 的路,这全然是因为 神对我们无条件的爱,是我们所不配得的爱,并且 神喜悦我们与祂有亲密的交通。

因为我们已蒙神悦纳,所以无论在人面前还是在 神面前,我们生活中无需再有任何不安全感。当我们知道自己是藉着耶稣的宝血而蒙神悦纳,这使我们每天都有信心,满有自信,并坦然无惧的来亲近祂。这不是关于我们,而是关于基督,祂 使我们称义,使我们有资格来到圣洁、公正和公义的 神面前!

我们蒙 神邀请进入 祂的同在里,为要得怜恤、蒙恩惠,作随时的帮助,这是何等大的荣幸啊!我们每个人在困难期间都需要恩典来支撑我们,尤其像当下这样的时候,大家都等待新冠病毒大流行快快过去;当我们因没有征求与神商议而做出了错误的决定时,我们都需要神的怜悯。