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0216-Holding onto the Word 抓住神的话

2 Corinthians4:4 (NKJV) whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.The work of the devil is very clear. His job is to kill, steal and destroy our lives. He will create circumstances to steal our peace, love and joy. He will want to steal the dream that we have received from God. He will want us to give up serving the Lord. He will manipulate the situation and circumstances to make us give up the word that God has given to us! He will want to shift our faith! He will tell us that we have heard wrongly from the Lord despite getting a clear book, chapter and verse that the Lord had spoken to us!

All of us work very hard to manage these challenging situations in our lives. We think that it is the end and the answer to our prayers are not forth coming! It is during a time like this that it is a fight of faith either to hold onto the Word of promise or to believe in the circumstances. It will boil down to our conviction of what we deemed to have received from God.

Many Christians when they are faced with a challenge in their lives, they think that God doesn’t care about them. They think that God is the one who messed it up for them. They think that it is God who is making their lives difficult.

Mark4:14 -17 (NKJV) The sower sows the word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble.

The most important thing for us is to keep our heart in the right condition. When we have consecrated our lives to God then the word from God will be an anchor to our faith. The Word gives us a firm footing when tribulation arises. The devil knows the power of the Word in our heart as it creates faith in God. The objective is to steal our peace, joy and faith in God before the breakthrough. Therefore, he knows that it would be ideal if he is able to steal it from us before it takes root in our heart. He has created the tribulation to shift our attention onto the problem rather than focusing on God’s Word.

We should hold onto the Word that we have received in our prayer of consecration and not allow the Word to be uprooted or stolen from our lives. Keep our faith in what God has spoken to us.

Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith in God Still Relevant Today


抓住神的话

哥林多后书4:4此等不信之人被这世界的神弄瞎了心眼,不叫基督荣耀福音的光照着他们。基督本是 神的像。

恶者的作为昭然若揭。牠的工作就是杀害、偷窃和毁坏我们的生命。牠会制造事端来偷取我们的平安、爱和喜乐。牠想要偷取我们从神那里领受的梦想。牠企图要我们放弃侍奉神。牠将操纵局势和环境,使我们放弃神赐给我们的道! 牠要转移我们的信心!即使主藉着清楚的书本章节对我们说话,牠还是会声称我们听错了。

我们所有人都非常努力地应付生命中的这些挑战。我们认为这就是结局,我们的祷告不会得到回应! 信心的争战正是在这样的时期发生,要么抓住神的应许,要么相信环境。这至终取决于我们对从神而来的领受的坚信。

许多基督徒在生命中面对挑战时,觉得神并不关心他们。他们认为是神把事情搞砸了。他们认为是神让他们处境艰难。

马可福音 4:14-17撒种之人所撒的就是道。 那撒在路旁的,就是人听了道,撒但立刻来,把撒在他心里的道夺了去。 那撒在石头地上的,就是人听了道,立刻欢喜领受, 但他心里没有根,不过是暂时的,及至为道遭了患难,或是受了逼迫,立刻就跌倒了。

对我们来说,最重要的事就是抱持正确的心态。当我们将自己分别为圣献给神,神的
道就会成为我们信心的锚。当患难发生时,这道给了我们稳固的根基。魔鬼知道神的道在我们心中的力量,因为神的话能生发出对神的信心。恶者的目的就是在突破之前偷取我们在神里面的平安、喜乐和信心。因此,牠知道若能在道扎根在我们心中之前,从我们这里偷走它,那将是最理想的。牠制造患难是为了把我们的专注力从神的道转移到问题上。

我们应当持守我们在献上祷告中所领受的道,不让这道从我们的生命中被根除或偷走。把信心锁定在神对我们所说的话上。

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