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1128 – The Sufficiency of God 神充足的供应

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV) And He said to me, “My grace is SUFFICIENT for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (emphasis added)

It is only with God that all is sufficient in our lives. We are able to draw upon God in every situation or circumstance that we are in because He is indeed the great I AM. Therefore, He is sufficient for us in all purposes, needs, circumstances and in all that we face in our lives.

God has settled the sin problem that separated us from Him. He has resolved our insecurities by giving us our identity IN CHRIST. He has overcome the sting of death for us. He will supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. He has restored our peace with Him and has given us peace in our hearts and minds. We have no want in life!

Therefore, the strength of Christ appears and shines forth in its perfection and glory, when supplying, supporting, and strengthening His people in all their weaknesses. If we had no weaknesses, His strength would not be evident.

Genesis 17:1(NKJV) When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

Just like Abraham, all of us need assurance from God especially when it is something that requires faith. In fact, faith is always required when God calls us to do something for Him and it requires us to leave our comfort zones. It is applicable for such a time like this COVID-19 pandemic. God will meet us at our level with Him and assure us with His word. God established a covenant with Abraham and reminded him that He is the Almighty God or El Shaddai. He was able to bring to pass whatever He had promised Abraham.

God Almighty at times is referred to as El Shaddai. Shaddai (Strong’s 07706: Brown-Driver-Briggs’ definition) means Almighty, most powerful. It conveys the truth on the one hand that He is omnipotent and on the other that He is sufficient. El Shaddai is God Almighty, the ever-present God who protects and provides.

Abraham had to believe that God had called him to be the father of many nations and that the promise would come true through Sarah. It was an impossible situation given their advanced age. He had to believe that God is truly the God Almighty. There was no other way except through faith and refusing to look at the circumstances. Just as Abraham applied his faith to trust God despite the deadness of Sarah’s womb, all of us have to apply our faith in God that the ALL SUFFICIENT ONE, THE ALMIGHTY GOD AND EL SHADDAI will be able to grant us His grace, His strength and His abilities to see us through difficult times. He is able to make a way for us in every circumstance that we are facing in life.

Sermon Series: My Grace Is Sufficient for You (Grace for Living)


神充足的供应

哥林多后书 12:9 他对我说:“我的恩典够你用的,因为我的能力是在人的软弱上显得完全。”(着重强调)

只有在神里面,我们生活中所有的才是充足的。我们能够在任何情况或环境中依靠神,因为祂确实是那伟大的自有永有。因此,神的供应在我们所有的目标、需要、环境和我们生活中所面对的一切里,都是够我们用的。

神已经解决了罪使我们与祂隔绝的问题。祂藉著赐给我们在基督里的身份,解决了我们的不安全感。祂已为我们战胜了死亡的毒钩。祂必按照祂在基督耶稣里的荣耀的丰富供应我们一切的需要。祂已经使我们与祂和好,并赐下平安在我们的心和思想里。我们在生活中没有匮乏!

因此,当基督供应、支持、和坚固祂子民所有的软弱时,基督的能力就在祂的完全和荣耀中彰显和闪耀出来。如果我们没有弱点,祂的能力就不能彰显出来。

创世记 17:1 亚伯兰年九十九岁的时候,耶和华向他显现,对他说:“我是全能的 神。你当在我面前作完全人,

就像亚伯拉罕一样,我们所有人都需要神的肯定,尤其是在需要信心的事情上。实际上,当神呼召我们为祂做些事的时候,总是需要用到信心,并需离开我们的舒适地带。这在新冠性病毒爆发时期非常的适用。神会在我们的层面与祂相遇,并用祂的话语来使我们确信。神与亚伯拉罕立约,并提醒他,神是全能神或El Shaddai。祂能实现祂所应许亚伯拉罕的一切。

全能神有时被称为 El Shaddai。Shaddai(Strong’s 07706: Brown-Driver-Briggs的定义)意思是全能、最有能力。它传达了一个真理,神一方面是无所不能的;另一方面祂是充充足足的。El Shaddai是全能的神、永在的神,祂保护和供应一切。

亚伯拉罕必须相信神呼召他成为多国的父,并相信所应许的会藉着撒拉实现。考虑到他们年事已高,这是不可能的。他需要相信神真的是全能神。除了凭信心和不看环境,别无他法。正如亚伯拉罕仍凭信心信靠神即使撒拉已不能生育,我们所有人需用我们对神的信心去相信那充充足足的神、全能神和El Shaddai能赐给我们祂的恩典、力量和能力,帮助我们渡过难关。祂能够为我们在生活中所面临的每一种情况开条出路。

讲章系列:我的恩典够你用(生活中的恩典)