Wednesday, February 21, 2024

第八天 - 新工作: 透過醫治帶領更多人進入主的國度

 



安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安. 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想你上星期使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩
3.  敞開心懷讚美主

           耶 和 華 ─ 我 們 的 主 啊 , 你 的 名 在 全 地 何 其 美 !       詩篇 8:1                                                             

認罪悔改  
1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔,
        求主幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


聆聽主話

耶 穌 走 遍 加 利 利 , 在 各 會 堂 裡 教 訓 人 , 傳 天 國 的 福 音 , 醫 治 百 姓 各 樣 的 病 症 。
 他 的 名 聲 就 傳 遍 了 敘 利 亞 。 那 裡 的 人 把 一 切 害 病 的 , 就 是 害 各 樣 疾 病 、 各 樣 疼 痛 的 和 被 鬼 附 的 、 癲 癇 的 、 癱 瘓 的 , 都 帶 了 來 , 耶 穌 就 治 好 了 他 們 。
 當 下 , 有 許 多 人 從 加 利 利 、 低 加 波 利 、 耶 路 撒 冷 、 猶 太 、 約 但 河 外 來 跟 著 他 。
                                                                                                        馬太福音 4: 23-25

現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可能以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:


我的聆聽
當你願意捨棄一切跟隨主耶穌時,他會呼召你為他作工:一份新工作

根據今日的經文,你或者以為你的工作會和主耶穌一樣,作一個醫治者。確實是的,但作為醫治者並非我們主要的工作。我們主要的工作是透過醫治為這世界帶來主的國度。

著名的神學家N.T. Wright説:

耶穌確實有過人的醫治能力。但耶穌從來不衹是一個醫治者,雖然那是他很重要的工作。醫治是神透過他作新事的徵象。主的國度,權能及救贖大功透過耶穌的醫治被釋放來到以色列及整個世界。

N.T. Wright. Matthew for Everyone, Part 1. Louisville,KY:Westminster         John Knox Press, 2004, p.25,26.

作為被聖靈恩膏耶穌的門徒,我們應該已領受到一些聖靈的恩賜。可能其中之一是醫治的恩賜。這可能是身體上的醫治,或關係上的醫治。最重要的是使人知道主國是如何的以致他們願意悔改進入主國。

今日我從主耶穌領受的主題是:
新工作: 透過醫治帶領更多人進入主的國度

這是提醒我們應該已領受到一些恩賜及給我們這些恩賜的目的。如果你領受了醫治的恩賜,最終的目的不是要你成為一個出名的大能醫治者。那是驕傲!你新工作的目的是要你順服主耶穌使他能透過你的恩賜帶領更多人進入主的國度。

你這份新工作做得怎樣呢?

親愛的主耶穌,
求你幫助我們能做好我們的新工作,使我們能帶領更多人進入你的國度。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。

省察問題
1. 最近你有用言語或行動使人得醫治嗎?例如幫助夫婦復和,為人祈禱使他們得鼓勵或身體上的醫治,帶領人有屬靈的更新等等。

2.  有何事阻隔你不能從主領受這新工作?

3.  你今日從主領受甚麼信息?

家庭角落
1. 當你的家庭有傷害,你能否帶來醫治,抑或祇是貼上膠布,暫時止血?

2. 目前你家庭是否有主耶穌要透過你帶來醫治的呢?可能是與你的兒女,父母或兄弟姊妹。

感恩讚美
讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:
10,000 Reasons
    

DAY 8 - New Job: To Bring More People into God's Kingdom through Healing

 


Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace. Exhale your worries.


Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people
3.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

              I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
                I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
                I will be glad and exult in you;
                I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
  Psalm 9:1-2                                                  

Confession and repentance

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."


The Word

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.  And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

                                                                      Matthew 4:23-25


Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"



My Listening
    
     Jesus calls you to do a job for Him when you are willing to give up everything for Him. A new job!     

According to this passage, you must be thinking that your job is somewhat like what Jesus did - to be a healer. Yes, but to be a healer is not our main job. Our main job is to bring in God's Kingdom on earth through healing.     

Bishop N.T. Wright says:     Jesus really did have remarkable powers of healing.  But Jesus was never simply a healer pure and simple, vital though that was as part of his work.  For him, the healings were signs of the new thing that God was doing through him.  God's kingdom - God's sovereign, saving rule - was at last being unleashed upon Israel and the world, through him.          

N.T. Wright. Matthew for Everyone, Part 1. Louisville,KY:Westminster         
John Knox Press, 2004, p.33-34.     

As disciples of Jesus who are anointed by the Holy Spirit, we should have quite a number of gifts of the Holy Spirit. The gift of healing may be one of those gifts. It may be physical healing, or it may be relational healing between people. Above all, we need to be very clear that all those gifts are for us to show other people what the Kingdom of God looks like so that they are willing to repent and enter into the Kingdom of God. 

     The topic I received from Jesus today is : New Job: To bring More People into God's Kingdom through healing          

What I received from Jesus today is a reminder of what gifts we should have and what is the purpose of those gifts. If you have the gift of healing, the end goal is not for you to be a famous and powerful healer. That's pride! The end goal and the purpose of your new job is your willingness and obedience to Jesus so that He can use those gifts you have to bring more people to God's Kingdom.      How well are you doing this new job for Jesus?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to do our new job well so that we can bring more people into your Kingdom. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Have you used words or actions to help people receive healing recently? Examples like helping couples to mend their broken relationship, praying for people so that they were being encouraged or physically being healed, leading people to have a spiritual renewal etc.)? 

2. What could be the thing to block you from receiving that new job from Jesus?  

3. What have you got from Jesus through today's message? 

Family Corner:1. When there is hurt in your family, do you seek real healing to the wound, or do you just put a "band-aid" (metaphorical) on it and move on?

2. At this moment, is there any hurt in your family that God wants to heal through you? It could be in relationships with your children, parents, or siblings.Praise and ThanksgivingLet's give thanks for God with us. 

Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E