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0612 – Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace 坦然无惧地来到施恩宝座前

James 5:13 (NKJV) Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.Do you know that God wants you to share with Him about your suffering through prayer? Job, in his suffering, wasn’t able to use the name of Jesus in his prayer, but we have the privilege of using Jesus’ name, which is a name above every other name!

Matthew 27:46 (NKJV) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

However, sometimes, we feel as though we are forsaken by God. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He was concerned for the people because they were like sheep without a shepherd. He was judged on the cross so that God’s permanent presence can be in us and with us. God wants to care for us! Jesus was forsaken so that He will be able to journey with us once again.

God would never want us to walk alone on this earth again. It was never His intention since the creation of the world for us to be alone without Him. Therefore, Scripture tells us that He will never leave or forsake us, neither will anything separate us from His love.

Hebrews 4:16 (KJJV) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The very reason why God created us was for fellowship. Therefore, He allows us to vent our frustrations at Him, reason with Him and ask Him for an answer. Although He may or may not give us an answer for everything because the secrets belong to the Lord, the work of Christ’s redemption has enabled us to speak to Him boldly, freely and unreservedly about anything, and we will feel and experience a relief when we can share openly with Him.

The throne of grace is a place of help where God directly supplies His power through the Holy Spirit that dwells within us. He infuses strength into our hearts to sustain us especially when we are praying in the spirit, just like an electric car plugging in for power at the charging station!

Jesus went through tremendous suffering and torment while walking in the midst of sinners, so He fully understands what it means to be under tremendous stress in life. He is fully God and fully man, without sin but made to live among sinners.

There are many temptations for us to sin against God when we are under stress, especially when we are emotionally stirred-up by circumstances, but if we take time to come to His throne, He promised we would find grace to help in time of need.

Sermon Series: Job & I (Part 2)


坦然无惧地来到施恩宝座前

雅各书5:13(NKJV)你们中间有受苦的呢、他就该祷告。有喜乐的呢、他就该歌颂。

你知道上帝希望您通过祷告与祂分享你的痛苦吗?约伯在经历他的苦难时祷告,却无法奉耶稣的名祷告,但我们有使用耶稣的名字的特权,这个名字超乎世上其他任何一个名字!

马太福音27:46(NKJV)约在申初、耶稣大声喊着说、”以利、以利、拉马撒巴各大尼.就是说、我的神、我的神、为甚么离弃我。”

但是,有时候,我们感觉好像被上帝离弃了。耶稣在世上事奉期间,祂为百姓们担忧,因为他们就像没有牧人的绵羊。祂在十字架上接受审判,好教上帝的能与我们永远同在且在我们的里面。神要照顾我们!耶稣被离弃,是为了祂将能够再次与我们同行。

上帝永远不会希望我们再次在人间孑孓独行。自创世以始,祂就没有打算让我们我们孤苦伶仃没有祂。因此,圣经告诉我们,祂将永远不会离开或抛弃我们,也不会使我们与祂的爱隔绝。

希伯来书4:16(KJJV)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。

上帝创造我们的真正原因是为了团契。因此,祂允许我们向祂宣泄我们的挫折感,与祂理论并向祂寻求答案。尽管由于奥秘属于主,祂也许会,也许不会给我们所有的答案,但基督的救赎之工使我们能够大胆,自由,毫无保留地与祂说任何事情,而且当我们与祂坦诚地分享时我们将感受到无比的轻松。

施恩的宝座是神直接通过居住在我们里面的圣灵来提供祂的能力帮助我们的地方。祂将力量注入我们的内心以维护我们,特别是当我们在灵里祷告时,就像电动汽车在充电站插进插座充电一样!

耶稣在罪人中间行走时遭受了极大的痛苦和折磨,因此祂能完全理解承受巨大生活压力意味着什么。祂是完全的神也是完全的人,没有罪,却生活在罪人中间。
当我们在压力下,特别是当我们被周遭的环境搅起情绪时,我们会受到很多诱惑去得罪神,但是如果我们花时间来到祂的宝座前,祂应许我们将在需要的时候找到恩典得帮助。

讲章系列:约伯与我 (第二部分)