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0704 – A New Beginning 崭新的开始

We have peace with God because of Jesus’ death and His blood has appeased the wrath of God towards our sin. He is our mediator in Heaven because He has made peace between God and us. Jesus is also our advocate in heaven as Satan accuses us day and night in the presence of God. Nobody is able to bring a charge against us because God who is the highest authority in heaven has justified us. Jesus has made us righteous in God’s eyes and we are accepted in the beloved. These truths are the shield of faith that will quench the fiery darts/arrows of the devil. Therefore, we need to constantly remind ourselves that we do not have an adversary in God, but it is the works of the devil that kill, steal and destroy.

Ephesians 6:16 (NKJV) above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

We are made aware of the existence of the devil and his works.Therefore, we need to be alert and be ready to lift up the shield of faith when the fiery arrows are shot at us to create tribulations or crises. When a flaming arrow from the enemy hits its target – our emotions are thrown into rage, anger, anxiety, unbelief and worry. It will be deadly if it hits us without the shield of faith in front of us to take the hit.

One of the greatest struggles of mankind is to obtain the acceptance of God in our lives because of the sin that separates us. A man of character will not yield nor crumble to curse God in the midst of a crisis because he has a strong foundation established in the truth that God loves us with an unconditional love.

Hebrews 10:17-18 (NKJV) then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

In the Old Testament, the sin of man was covered by the shed blood of the animal sacrifices but there was a yearly reminder. However, God remembers our sins and lawless deeds NO MORE in the New Testament because of the complete and thorough work of redemption by the blood of Jesus Christ! We do not have a PAST in the eyes and the record book of God because all the sins and lawless deeds have been cleansed by the blood!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

We begin on a clean sheet in the eyes of God the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Our names are written in the Book of Life and we have been transferred from spiritual death to eternal life with God now. It doesn’t matter what kind of past we had because all things have become new. The newness of life includes being a child of God and we have the imputed righteousness in us.

Sermon Series: Job and I (Part 3)


崭新的开始

因着耶稣的死我们与神和好,祂的宝血平息了神对我们罪的忿怒。祂是我们在天上的中保,因为祂已经使神与我们和好。耶稣也是我们在天上的保惠师,因撒旦不舍昼夜地在神面前控告我们。没有人能控告我们,因为在天上有至高权柄的神已经叫我们称义了。耶稣使我们在神眼中称义,我们也被爱子所接纳。这些真理是信心的盾牌,可以灭尽那恶者的火箭。因此,我们需要不断地提醒自己,在神里面我们没有敌人,而杀害、偷窃、毁坏都是那恶者的作为。

以弗所书 6:16 此外,又拿着信德当作盾牌,可以灭尽那恶者一切的火箭;

我们知道魔鬼的存在和牠的所作所为。因此,当火箭射向我们而制造了患难和危机时,我们需要警醒,并准备好举起信心的盾牌。当恶者的火箭击中牠的目标时,我们的情绪就被卷入愤怒、恼怒、焦虑、不信和挂虑。若没有信心的盾牌在我们前面抵挡,那将是致命的。

人类最大的挣扎之一就是因着罪使我们与神隔绝,我们就试图争取神的接纳。一个有品德的人在危难中不会屈服、崩溃或咒诅神,因为他有坚固的根基建立在一个真理之上,那就是–神以无条件的爱来爱我们。

希伯来书 10:17-18(和合本) 以后就说:我不再记念他们的罪愆和他们的过犯。这些罪过既已赦免,就不用再为罪献祭了。

在《旧约》中,人的罪被献祭动物所流的血遮盖,但每年都要重新献祭。然而,在新约中神不再纪念我们的罪和罪愆,因为耶稣的宝血已彻底完成了救赎的工作!我们在神的眼中和祂册上的过去已经被涂抹,因为一切的罪和罪愆已被宝血洗净了!

哥林多后书 5:17(和合本) 若有人在基督里,他就是新造的人,旧事已过,都变成新的了。

在接受耶稣成为我们生命的主和救主的那一刻,我们在神眼中成为崭新的白纸。我们的名字被写在生命册上,现在我们已经从灵里的死亡进入神同在的永生中。我们有什么样的过往并不重要,因为一切都变成新的了。新生命包括成为神的孩子,并且我们身上有被赐予归算给我们的义。

讲章系列:约伯与我 (第三部分)