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0826- Living in Victory 活在得胜中

I Corinthians 15:51-54, 58 NKJV “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory…..Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”As a believer, our salvation is sure and secure in Jesus Christ. But that is not all, we are told that when Christ returns for us ‘at the last trumpet sound’, we will have new bodies that will be incorruptible and immortal. We will be conquerors like Christ in His resurrection with glorified bodies on His return. With this assurance and conviction of the future we have with God, we should have an eternal perspective by being faithful to the work of the Lord.

There are many at this point of time especially, who are suffering due to the present pandemic and it may be their last time to cry out to Jesus. This is then the time for Christians to reach out and boldly proclaim the gospel to those who are lost and without hope, living in fear and torment. We can share how we have peace, love and joy that can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ.

During the time of SARS, I had the opportunity to minister to a family whose father was involved in geomancy. The son was the only believer of Jesus Christ so he asked me to share the gospel with his aged father. Praise the lord! He received the good news of the gospel and accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour. He asked me to clear all his geomancy materials before his passing. He did not die of SARS but of old age and some complications. However, he died in the hospital where they treated SARS patients. I was asked to conduct the funeral service and I agreed to do so because of my love for him and his family members who had yet to be saved. I was able to conduct the service in steadfastness and without fear because of the conviction and confidence that I have in knowing that Christ conquered death for us and our future is a glorious one in eternity with God in Heaven.

Sermon Series: Fear Does Not Belong to You


活在得胜中

哥林多前书 15:51-54,58 我如今把一件奥秘的事告诉你们:我们不是都要睡觉,乃是都要改变,就在一霎时,眨眼之间,号筒末次吹响的时候。因号筒要响,死人要复活成为不朽坏的,我们也要改变。这必朽坏的总要变成不朽坏的,这必死的总要变成不死的。这必朽坏的既变成不朽坏的,这必死的既变成不死的,那时经上所记“死被得胜吞灭”的话就应验了。……58 所以,我亲爱的弟兄们,你们务要坚固,不可摇动,常常竭力多做主工,因为知道,你们的劳苦在主里面不是徒然的。

作为信徒,我们的救恩在耶稣基督里是确定和可靠的。但这还不是全部,我们被告知:当基督“在最后的号角声”中为我们再来时,我们将拥有不朽且永生的新身体;祂再来时、在祂的复活里,我们必像基督一样是得胜者,并有荣耀的身子。在 神里有了对未来的这样的保证和确信,透过信心做主工,我们就拥有了永恒的视角。

尤其是在此时此刻,有许多人正因为当下的疫情而受苦,这可能是他们最后一次向耶稣呼求。现在是基督徒向那些在恐惧和折磨中迷失和无望的人伸出援手、大胆宣扬福音的时候了;分享我们是如何拥有只有通过对信靠耶稣基督才找到的平安、爱和喜乐。

在非典时期,我曾有机会服事一个家庭,这个家庭的父亲非常注重风水;儿子是唯一的基督徒,让我和他年迈的父亲分享福音。赞美主!他接受了福音,并接受基督为他生命的主和救主。他过世前让我清除他所有的风水物品。他不是死于非典而是因年迈和一些并发症。然而,他住的医院是治疗非典患者的。当我被邀请主持葬礼时,因着我对他和他还未得救的家人的爱,我同意前往。我能够毫不畏惧、坚定不移地进行这项服事,是因为我深信基督为我们胜过了死亡,我们的未来是在永恒里、与天上的神荣耀的同在一起。

讲章系列:恐惧不属于你