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0908 – Overcoming Hindrances to the Throne of Grace 越过阻碍来到施恩宝座前

The Bible tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace but generally there are at least two hindrances that prevent us from doing so.Firstly, the devil is working very hard to draw us away from God through his constant accusation and condemnation about our lives.Revelation 12:10 (NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”

The evil one will strike us at the weakest point, often accusing or bringing up to our minds the sins that happened a long time ago. He will say that it is useless for us to tell God our challenges because we have been such failures as Christians. His aim is to destroy our relationship and communion with the Heavenly Father. He wants to steal the boldness from us to approach the throne of God where mercy and grace are available to us.

The second hindrance is a sense of unworthiness, fear, condemnation and being insecure in God’s love. This consciousness of self is partly due to us living in a culture of achievement and performance. Whatever the person has accomplished in life determines the significance of a person. So with good intentions to please God, we set up man-made laws within ourselves to please God but these laws do not bring us closer to God because we are not able to meet those requirements due to the weakness of the flesh. Instead of having a relationship with God based on the finished work of Christ, we go into legalism and this pushes us away from God.

To overcome these two hindrances to the throne of grace, we need to acknowledge that we are coming to the throne of grace without basing it on any self-effort; all our self-righteousness are like filthy rags before the Father.

Isaiah 64:6 (NKJV) But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Ephesians 1:6 (NKJV) To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

God accepts us because of His grace. Therefore, we need not strive to use our own strength to make God love us more. We can counter the accusations of the evil one with the blood of Christ by saying that it has nothing to do with us when it comes to the worthiness of coming to the throne. Tell Satan that he has stay out of family matters when we come to God our Father for Jesus has redeemed us with His blood and He remembers our sins no more!

Sermon Series: Coming to the Throne of Grace


越过阻碍来到施恩宝座前

圣经教导我们要勇敢地来到 神的施恩宝座前,但往往,我们被某些障碍所困而伫足不前。通常我们面临到的是以下两种障碍。

首先,撒旦魔鬼透过持续不断地控告和定罪,处心积虑地要拐骗我们远离 神。

启示录12:10 我听见在天上有大声音说:“我 神的救恩、能力、国度,和他所立的基督的权柄现在都来到了。因为那个在我们 神面前、昼夜控告我们弟兄的,已经被摔下去了。

恶魔会挑选我们的软弱之处施加攻击,牠最常见的做法就是控告以及唤起我们过去所犯的罪。牠会在我们耳边呢喃,告诉我们:向神倾诉我们所面临的挑战是没有用的,因为一直以来,我们都是失败的基督徒。牠的目的就是要摧毁我们和天父的关系以及连结,借以让我们丧志,不敢凭信心大胆地来到 神的宝座前得取怜悯和恩惠。

另一个阻碍就是让我们自觉不配、没有价值,恐惧,谴责,甚至对 神的爱存有不安全感。有如此的“自我意识”,源自于我们所生长的社会,是一个看重成就和表现的文化。在这样的社会价值观念下,一个人的存在的重要性,取决于他的成就有多高。因此,纵使讨 神喜悦是我们的初心,但却因我们用来取悦 神的作法是按照“人的法则”,借着这些法则并不会带领我们更亲近 神,因为肉体的软弱导致我们无法做到这些法则的要求。没有基于基督完成的救工与神建立关系,我们却进入了律法主义,把自己从神身边推开。

为了要克服这两个阻挡我们来到 神施恩宝座前的障碍,我们必须清楚地知道我们来到恩典的宝座前,并不是因着我们自己任何的努力。我们所有的自以为义在天父面前都像污秽的衣服。

以赛亚书64:6我们都如不洁净的人,所行的义都像污秽的衣服。我们如叶子渐渐枯干,罪孽像风把我们吹走。

以弗所书1:6 使他荣耀的恩典得到称赞;这恩典是他在爱子里白白赐给我们的。

神悦纳我们是因着祂的恩典,并不需要我们穷尽自己的力气去赢得祂更多的爱。凭靠着耶稣基督的宝血我们可以直面恶魔的控告,说是否配得来到 神的宝座前与我们自己无关。我们要告诉撒旦,牠无权无分来影响我们和父神在天家内的关系,因为耶稣用祂自己的宝血买赎了我们,并且我们过往一切的罪,都不再被记念。

讲章系列:来到施恩宝座前