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0129-S(word)play 文字游戏 (击剑)

Wordplay is the clever and witty use of words and meaning, involving the use of literary devices and techniques.Add an ‘s’ and it becomes a very different word with a very different meaning. Swordplay is the activity or skill of fencing with swords or foils.

Genesis 1:3 (NKJV) Then God said,”Let there be light”; and there was light.

Hebrews 1:3a (NKJV) Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power,

John 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

God’s Word and His person are one. Very often, He spoke, and there was. He spoke, and it was so. His speech and His acts are often one and the same. There is tremendous power in His Word. The tempter even used it to try his luck with Jesus; three times! And Jesus foiled all his attempts using the same weaponry ̶ the Word of God!

Ephesians 6:16-17 (NKJV) above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Taking from Jesus’ cue, we can and should use against the evil one this weapon that was provided for us. We put on the complete armour and must take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Another aspect is praying the Word of God to God. His promises are true, and He is always faithful to fulfil them. That means if God has really spoken and given us His word, we can be sure that it is a done deal. There are times when they come to pass immediately but many times, these things take time. It may seem like the fulfilment tarries, but God is always on time. We simply trust and obey. Meanwhile, we continue to seek Him through His Word, and sometimes also godly counsel from people He has surrounded us with, for His next instructions might very well come through the searching.

As a swordsman practises daily to increase their agility and dexterity with the sword, we should always sharpen our knowledge of the Word so that we are prepared to take it up for battle against the fiery darts that are certain to come our way.

Sermon Series: A Firm Footing (Part 2)


文字游戏 (击剑)

文字游戏是对单词和词义的巧妙和机智的使用,涉及文学工具和手段的使用。

添加一个“ s”,它会变成一个非常不同的词,含义也非常不同。剑术是一种用剑或金属箔来击剑的技巧或活动。

创世记1:3然后神说:“要有光”;就有了光。

希伯来书1:3a他是神荣耀所发的光辉,是 神本体的真像,常用他权能的命令托住万有。

约翰福音1:1太初有道,道与神同在,道就是神。

神的道与神原为一。祂说有,就有,命立,就立,一向如此。祂的话语和作为总是一致的。祂的话语有着巨大的力量。试探者甚至用它来试试自己在耶稣那里的运气,用了三次!而耶稣用同样的武器̶(神的道)挫败了牠所有的企图!

以弗所书6:16-17(NKJV)此外又拿着信德当作藤牌,可以灭尽那恶者一切的火箭。并戴上救恩的头盔,拿着圣灵的宝剑,就是神的道。

从耶稣的启示来看,我们可以并且应该使用这武器来抵抗那恶者。我们穿戴全副军装,定要拿着圣灵的宝剑,那就是神的道。

另一个方面是用神的话语向神祈祷。祂的应许是真实的,并且祂始终信守诺言。这意味着,如果神真的说了并且给了我们祂的话语,我们可以确信这事已经成就了。有时候它们会立即发生,但是更多时候,这些事情需要时间。看起来好像应许的迟迟未能实现,但是神总是守时的,我们只需相信并顺服。同时,我们继续通过祂的话语寻求祂,有时还可以从神放在我们身边的人中得着敬虔的忠告,因为祂接下来的指示很有可能是需要我们通过寻求而得到的。

就像剑手每天练习以提高他对剑的敏捷度和熟练度,我们应不断加深对神话语的知识,让我们作好准备,用神的道与向我们发出的火箭争战。

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