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1206 – Unwavering Faith 坚定的信心

Faith might look silly in the face of glaring facts and figures because faith has to be anchored in God’s abilities and promises.

We are too used to looking at the circumstances, but we need to renew our minds to allow ourselves to look at the situation with the eyes of faith in God. Only when we focus on God and His Word then will we be on top of our situation. Faith in God is believing solely on what the Word says rather than what we are seeing and experiencing. Be mentally prepared that our faith will be ridiculed by men, even by those close to us.

Jesus’ faith in the Father was ridiculed by men when He came to Jairus’ house to heal his daughter.

Matthew 9:24-25 (NKJV) He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

You need to choose to be surrounded by like-minded men and women of faith if you ever want to see your situation turn around! This is important because the fight of faith will always be a process after you have said amen in prayer. The full manifestation of the breakthrough may take months or even years!

1 Samuel 17:28-29,33 Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”… And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

David was attacked by his own brother. David was a responsible shepherd, but he left the sheep because his father had asked him to bring food to his brothers at the camp. David did the right thing despite the discouraging insults and fearful threats. Only God’s opinion mattered to David. Likewise, we should not be moved by what we see, hear and experience because the circumstances will change. God is AT WORK even when we do not see it!

Sometimes, having faith in God might be mistaken as pride but we need to be fully convinced of what we believe. Of course, we must not be foolish or presumptuous but base our faith in the Word of the covenant and the character of God. It is better to have a Rhema word from God spoken to us before moving out in faith.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NKJV) Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

A younger person can have a stronger faith than an older person. Faith arises when we know God, His character and His Word of the covenant. Having faith in God has nothing to age however, as we grow older, we should also grow in our faith because we have walked with God and experienced that the Lord is good.

Sermon Series : You Are in the Hall of Faith (Part 3)


坚定的信心

在明显的事实和数字前面,信心可能看起来很愚蠢,因为信心锚定于上帝的能力和应许。

我们过于习惯于眼见的处境,但是我们需要心意更新,让自己以信仰上帝的眼光看待周遭情况。只有当我们专注于上帝和祂的话语时,我们才能真正凌驾于状况之上。对上帝的信心指的是单单相信圣经所说的话,而不是我们眼见和经历的。要做好心理准备,我们的信心可能会被他人,甚至被我们亲近的人嘲笑。

当耶稣来到睚鲁的家中医治他的女儿时,人们嘲笑祂对天父的信心。

马太福音9:24-25祂对他们说:“退去吧.这闺女不是死了、是睡着了.他们就嗤笑他。众人既被撵出、耶稣就进去、拉着闺女的手、闺女便起来了。”

如果你想使自己的处境有所转机,就必须选择让自己被有同样信仰的男人和女人所包围!这很重要,因为即使当你祷告完说阿门后,信心的争战也总归要有个过程。可能需要数月甚至数年的时间突破才会完全地彰显!

撒母耳记上17:28-29,33大卫的长兄以利押、听见大卫与他们所说的话、就向他发怒、说,“你下来作甚么呢.在旷野的那几只羊、你交托了谁呢。我知道你的骄傲、和你心里的恶意.你下来、特为要看争战。”…扫罗对大卫说、“你不能去与那非利士人战斗.因为你年纪太轻、他自幼就作战士。”

大卫遭到了亲哥哥的攻击。大卫是一个负责任的牧羊人,但他离开了羊群,因为他的父亲要他把食物带给军营中的哥哥们。尽管受到了令人沮丧的侮辱和可怕的威胁,大卫还是做了正确的事情。大卫只看重上帝的意见。同样,我们不应被眼见、耳闻和经历的事物所动摇,因为山不转水转。上帝在动工,只不过我们看不见罢了!

有时候,对上帝满怀信心会被误认为骄傲,但我们需要完全相信自己所相信的。当然,我们决不能犯傻或自以为是,而要以立约的圣经和上帝的品格为根基。最好在凭着信心迈步向前之前,听见上帝对我们说话。

提摩太前书4:12 不可叫人小看你年轻.总要在言语、行为、爱心、信心、清洁上.都作信徒的榜样。

年轻人可以拥有比年长之人更大的信心。当我们认识上帝,了解了祂的品格,知道了祂的盟约之言后,对祂的信心便油然而生。对上帝的信仰与年龄无关,但是随着年龄的增长,我们的信仰也应该随着成长,因为我们已经与上帝同行并体验了上帝的良善。

讲章系列:你在信心的殿中(第三部分)