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1103 – Acting on God’s Word 按神的道行事

2 Kings 5:1-15 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. … And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”

Namaan, a successful commander, won many wars, held a high position in the army, lived in a beautiful house and the King had high regards for him but he was suffering from leprosy. Nothing was able to help him as there was no cure for leprosy for a long time until recently.
In the old testament, the anointing was upon the prophet, the king and the high priest, therefore the lady from Israel knew that Namaan would be able to find help through the man of God.

Namaan went to Elisha’s house and wanted to be healed of his leprosy. And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”

Elisha did not even meet up with him but merely gave him the instruction to be healed because it is not the man of God who was going to heal him but God. What Elisha received from God, he instructed Naaman to do.

It was a simple instruction but Namaan couldn’t take it, he became offended and angry because he had his own expectancy and ideas as to how he should be healed. He refused to listen to the Word which was God’s will for him to be healed and all Namaan needed to do was to act on the Word.

Namaan was looking for something spectacular, difficult, complicated, going through a tedious process but he couldn’t accept a simple instruction to be healed which was actually what he wanted.

Don’t complicate matters if God has spoken to you simply, take His word for it, which is His will for you and act on it!

When Namaan went to dip in the river Jordan according to Elisha’s instruction, he was completely healed.

During our daily walk with God , there are many things that we would like to seek His opinion on. Remember through prayer, He will lead us and also speak to us.

Making God’s Word the final authority in our lives is believing what the Word says instead of believing people, satan or circumstances. It does not limit our lives but makes all things possible for us.

Sermon Series: Prayer and Acting on the Word


按神的道行事

列王纪下‬ 5:1-15“亚兰 王的元帅 乃缦 在他主人面前为尊为大,因耶和华曾借他使 亚兰 人得胜;他又是大能的勇士,只是长了大麻风。。。乃缦 带着一切跟随他的人,回到神人那里,站在他面前,说:「如今我知道,除了 以色列 之外,普天下没有 神。现在求你收点仆人的礼物

乃缦是一位成功的指挥官,赢了许多战疫,在军队中担任要职,住在一所漂亮的房子里,国王对他很重视,但他患有麻风病。没有任何方法可以帮助他,因为长期没有治疗麻风病的方法,直到近代。 在旧约中,先知、国王和大祭司有恩膏,因此以色列国的女子知道乃缦可以通过神人寻求帮助。

乃缦去了以利沙的家,想要得着医治。以利沙打发信差去见他,说:“你去,并在约旦河中沐浴七回,你的肉就必复原,而得洁净。”

以利沙甚至没有见他,只是吩咐他得医治的方法,因为医治他的不是神人,乃是 神。以利沙从 神那里领受的,就吩咐乃缦去行。

这是一个简单的指示,但乃缦无法接受,他感到被冒犯而生气,因为他对如何被医治带有自己的期望和想法。他不肯听从指示,就是会让他得医治的神的旨意,而乃缦需要做的就是照着 神的话采取行动。
乃缦在寻找一些壮观的,困难的,复杂的东西,他等着经历一个冗长的过程,他无法接受一个简单的指令就被治愈,但这其实这是他想要的。
如果 神对你说的很简单,就不要把事情复杂化,接受祂的话语,这是祂对你的旨意,并付诸行动!

乃缦奉以利沙的指示,往约旦河里去沐浴,就完全痊愈了。

在我们每天与神同行中,我们很多事情都会想征求祂的意见。藉着祷告,祂必指引我们,也必对我们说话。

使神的话语成为我们生命的最终权柄,就是相信 神的道,而不是相信人、撒旦或环境。这不但不限制我们的生活,反而使一切成为可能。

讲章系列:祷告和行出神的话语