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0206-Betrayed but Not Alone 遭背叛却不孤单

Hebrews 4:15-16 (NKJV) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.We are able to take comfort that Jesus is actually our High Priest who went through all kinds of suffering even death on the cross. Jesus is able to empathize and sympathize with us because He went through tremendous sufferings while He was on earth.

He was betrayed by one of His disciples with a kiss. Judas betrayed and handed Jesus to the persecutors for 30 pieces of silver. Can you imagine the sense of hurt that comes with the betrayal of someone whom you love dearly? Maybe you have been betrayed by your loved one, colleague, friend or boss…Jesus is able to empathize with you.

If this has happened to us, we should take some time to pray and speak to the Lord regarding this betrayal that may have happened. We should give the person who betrayed us over to the Lord. Ask God to grant us the strength to extend grace in forgiving this person. Let us also ask the Lord to help us and grant us the grace to trust again. Tell Him about the emotional pain, suffering and turmoil that we are experiencing. Hand them over to the Lord. The Lord will restore us, journey and strengthen us during this difficult period as we recover from this tribulation.

Jesus was forsaken by the Heavenly Father when our sins were placed on Him as He hung on the cross of Calvary. It was the first time the close fellowship between the Heavenly Father and Jesus was broken because of the sin issue that was placed on Him. The Father had to turn His face away from Jesus so that we could have our relationship restored with God. Therefore, God wants you to know that you are not alone although you may feel lonely, and that He has placed the Holy Spirit in us. The Holy Spirit is our helper, comforter and teacher especially during times of need. We are not alone even though it may seem like we are facing these tribulations by ourselves.

We should be thankful that the Word of God promises us that God will never leave us nor forsake us. He is present with us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. The Holy Spirit is our comforter and the person who ministers peace in our lives. Let us come before the throne of grace to ask the Holy Spirit to fill us with the unconditional love of God. May the love of God fill our hearts right now.

Sermon Series: I Believe Therefore I Speak


遭背叛却不孤单

希伯来书4:15-16因我们的大祭司、并非不能体恤我们的软弱.他也曾凡事受过试探、与我们一样.只是他没有犯罪。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。

我们可以感到欣慰的是耶稣实际上就是我们的大祭司,祂在十字架上经历了各种苦难甚至死亡。因为耶稣在世间曾遭受了巨大的苦难,故而我们所遭遇的一切祂都能感同身受。

祂被一个门徒用一个吻背叛了祂。犹大为了区区30个银币便出卖了耶稣并将耶稣交给迫害祂的人。你能想象你被深爱的人背叛所带来的伤痛吗?也许你曾经被你爱的人,同事,朋友或老板背叛……耶稣能够体恤你的伤心感受。

如果这发生在我们身上,我们应该花时间祷告并告诉主这桩背叛。我们应该把那个背叛我们的人交给主。求上帝赐给我们力量去宽恕这个人。让我们也请主帮助我们并赐予恩典能够再次相信。告诉主我们正在经历的情感上的痛苦,折磨和动荡,并将它们交给主。主将陪伴我们走过这艰难的时期,我们将从这患难中逐渐复原,而主将恢复并加添力量给我们。

当耶稣带着我们的罪被挂在十字架上时,祂被天父离弃了。这是第一次,天父与耶稣之间的亲密团契因归在他身上的罪而破裂。天父不得不转脸不看耶稣,以便我们可以与上帝恢复关系。因此,上帝希望你知道自己并不孤单,尽管你可能会感到孤独。上帝已将圣灵放在我们里面,圣灵是我们的导师,帮手和安抚者,特别是在急难的时候。尽管看起来我们是独自面对这些苦难,但其实我们并不孤单。

我们应该感谢圣经应许我们上帝永远不会离弃我们,也不会撇下我们。祂籍着圣灵在我们心中的内住与我们同在。圣灵是我们的安抚者,也是维护我们生命平安的。让我们来到施恩宝座前,祈求圣灵以上帝无条件的爱充满我们。愿上帝的爱现在就充满我们的心。

讲道系列:我因信,所以如此说话