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0320-Conquering Our Thoughts by Meditating on the Word默想神话语,战胜小心思

We are saved and our spirit man is a new creation. The body will continue to age until it is time to return to the Lord. Therefore, the last frontier for us to conquer will be our mind and particularly our thought life. There is spiritual warfare in this age and it is in our thought life. Our lives are influenced by what we watch, read and the process of our thoughts. Fear or peace enters through the thought life.Philippians 4:6-8 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, …. and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, … meditate on these things.

Meditating on the Word is the very act of casting down arguments by replacing it with what the Word says rather than allowing our senses to instill fear in us. The weapon of our warfare is the meditation of the Word of God and it helps us to replace and take captive of other thoughts.
We are to take Paul’s instruction to think of what is true, revered, noble, just, pure, lovely, lovable, kind, winsome, gracious, and praise worthy.

Life Application Bible Commentary defines “pure” (hagnos) as free from contamination, blemish, these thoughts are unmixed and unmodified; they are wholesome……….

Meditating on what is pure: I am a child of God. I belong to the Kingdom of light and the Kingdom of God. I am a new creation. I have been set free from sin and I am no longer a slave to sin. Sin has no power over me. I walk in the spirit of life in Christ Jesus because I have been set free from the law of sin and death. The Holy Spirit who lives in me empowers me to live a holy and godly life. I can choose to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

The Spirit gives me life and infuses strength into me to overcome temptations and sin. No temptation is able to overtake me because God will help me to stand up against it. God heard the cries of the Israelites and raised up Moses to deliver the Israelites from the affliction that they facedin Egypt. Likewise, I believe God would have heard about my plight and affliction through my prayers, therefore He will deliver me out of this situation (refer to Psalm 34:6, 17,19).

He is the God of all flesh and there is nothing too difficult for Him. He is the same God who parted the Red Sea for the Israelites when they were caught between the Egyptians who were pursuing them and the Red Sea. He will make a way for me. The Scriptures say that “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” Psalm 34: 19 (NKJV).I believe that the Lord will deliver me from this situation. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every word that rises up against me I shall condemn because it is the heritage of God’s servant (Isaiah 54:17). I believe that whom God has blessed then nobody can curse. God has called me to be the head and not the tail. He has called us to be on top of a situation and not be beneath it.

Sermon Series: Don’t Panic

默想神话语,战胜小心思

我们得救了,我们的灵人是新造的。身体将继续老化,直到回归主怀。因此,我们要征服的最后防线将是我们的思想,尤其是我们的思想生活。这时代存在属灵争战,并且也存在于我们的思想生活之中。我们的生活受我们所看的、所读的以及我们思想过程的影响。藉着思想生活,恐惧,抑或是平安就进入我们的里面。

腓立比书4:6-8 应当一无挂虑,只要凡事藉着祷告、祈求,和感谢,将你们所要的告诉 神。神所赐、出人意外的平安必在基督耶稣里保守你们的心怀意念。弟兄们,我还有未尽的话:凡是真实的、可敬的、公义的、清洁的、可爱的、有美名的,若有什么德行,若有什么称赞,这些事你们都要思念。

默想神的话语的真正果效就是以圣经上的话语取代争议,不让我们的感官将恐惧注入心里。我们争战的兵器是默想神的话语,这有助于我们将其他的心意夺回并取而代之。我们要按照保罗的指示去思念凡是真实的、崇敬的,可敬的、公义的、清洁的、可爱的、可喜悦的,仁爱的,惹人喜爱的、谦和的以及值得称赞的。

生活应用圣经注释将“纯洁”(hagnos)定义为不受污染的,无瑕疵的,这些思想是无杂质并且未经修改的;是整全的………。

默想那但凡是清洁的:我是神的孩子。我属于光明的国度,我属于神的国度。我是一个新造的人。我从罪得释放,不再是罪的奴仆。罪不能辖制我。我在耶稣基督里行在生命之灵的道路上,因为我已经从罪与死的律中得了释放。住在我里面的圣灵,使我能过圣洁敬虔的生活。我可以选择走在属灵而不是属肉体的道路上。

圣灵赐我生命,给我力量,使我能克服试探和罪。没有试探能胜过我,因为神必帮助我去抵挡。神听见以色列人的呼求,就兴起摩西,要救以色列人脱离他们在埃及所受的苦难。同样地,我相信上帝会通过我的祷告,听到我的困境和苦难,因此他会把我从这种情况释放出来(参考诗篇34:6,17,19)。

祂是众生的神,在祂没有难成的事。当以色列人前有红海横亘,后有追赶他们的埃及人,祂就是那位为以色列人分开红海的神。祂会为我开路。圣经说:“义人多有苦难,但耶和华救他脱离这一切。”诗篇34:19(新译本)。我相信上帝会把我从这种情况释放出来。凡为攻击我造成的器械,必不利用;凡在审判时兴起用舌攻击我的,我必定他为有罪。这是耶和华仆人的产业。(以赛亚书54:17)。我相信上帝所祝福之人,没人能够咒诅。神呼召我作首,不作尾。祂呼召我们凌驾于情况之上,而非屈居其下。

讲章系列:不要恐慌