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0625 – Peace that Rules in Our Heart 掌管我们心的平安

John 14:26-27 (NKJV) But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.Jesus mentioned that He wants us to have His peace, it is an inner calm, tranquility, and quietness in the midst of an adverse situation because there will be tribulation on this earth. This peace that He has left with us is the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit. This peace is part of the fruit of the Holy Spirit that holds us together even though the world around us is falling apart. God will infuse His grace through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit to hold us up in the midst of chaos. The Holy Spirit will bring scriptures to our memory to comfort us so that we will not be focused on the circumstances.

2 Peter 1:2-3 (NKJV) Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

There is a multiplication of God’s grace and peace when we know God and His word because faith comes by hearing and the hearing of God’s word. There will be tribulation on this earth because we live in a broken world and it will not get better until we go to heaven.

We need to differentiate between what is faith, foolishness and presumption in the midst of this Covid-19 crisis. It will be foolish to venture into Wuhan or any medical facilities designated for the containment of the virus unless we are medical staff. It will be presumptuous for us not to take any precautionary measures as per advice of the ministry of health. We can have faith in God that He will protect us if we need to be out to buy groceries and carry out normal errands. Therefore, peace is multiplied in our heart when we know that we have peace with God. He is our shield and hiding place. The knowledge of the truth that we have peace with God helps us to keep the peace.

We can take heart because Jesus has given us His peace. God’s kind of peace is mixed with the grace of God that sustains us in times of crisis. We will experience the peace of God that rules in our heart when we are faced with a crisis especially during this period when we are experiencing the coronavirus outbreak. The other truth that brings peace in our heart is God will never leave us nor forsake us because nothing will be able to separate us from His love.

Sermon Series: Peace – Fruit of the Holy Spirit


掌管我们心的平安

约翰福音 14:26-27 但保惠师,就是父因我的名所要差来的圣灵,他要将一切的事,指教你们,并且要叫你们想起我对你们所说的一切话。我留下平安给你们,我将我的平安赐给你们。我所赐的,不像世人所赐的。你们心里不要忧愁,也不要胆怯。

耶稣提到祂希望我们拥有祂的平安,这是在逆境中的一种内在的止息、平稳和安静,因为在这世上会有苦难。祂留给我们的这种平安是圣灵超自然的工作。尽管我们周围的世界正在分崩离析,但这平安—圣灵果子的一部分—托住我们。借着圣灵的能力上帝注入祂的恩典,使我们在混乱中站立;圣灵会让我们想起经文,以安慰我们,使我们不盯晴在环境上。

彼得后书1:2-3 愿恩惠平安,因你们认识上帝和我们主耶稣,多多地加给你们。上帝的神能已将一切关乎生命和虔敬的事赐给我们,皆因我们认识那用自己荣耀和美德召我们的主。

当我们认识上帝和祂的话语时,上帝的恩典与平安就会成倍增长,因为信道是从听道来的,听道是从上帝的话来的。我们生活在一个破碎的世界中,所以这世上会有苦难,直到我们回到天家,才会变得更好。

在这场新冠病毒危机中,我们需要区分信心、无知和自以为是。除非我们是医务人员,否则冒险进入武汉或指定用于遏制该病毒的任何医疗机构都是无知的。对我们来说,不按照卫生部的建议采取预防措施,这是自以为是。我们可以对上帝有信心,在我们需要为日常采买或其他事务外出时,祂会保护我们。因此,当知道与上帝有平安相交时,我们内心的平安就会倍增,祂是我们的盾牌和藏身之所。与上帝有平安相交的这一真理的知识有助于我们保持这平安。

我们可以放心,因为耶稣赐给了我们祂的平安。上帝的平安与恩典相融合,在危机时期坚固我们。当我们面临危机时,尤其是在我们经历新冠状病毒爆发的这段时期,我们将经历到掌管我们内心的上帝的平安。另一个使我们内心平安的真理是:上帝永远不撇下我们,也不丢弃我们,因为什么都不能叫我们与祂的爱隔绝。

讲章系列: 和平 (平安)– 圣灵所结的果子