The WORD of GOD

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“So shall MY WORD be that goeth forth out of MY mouth: it shall not return unto ME void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
(Isaiah 55:11)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Did you know that the battleground for the problem you’re facing right now is in your mind and on your lips? If you’ll hit the devil with the WORD of GOD and cast the care of the situation over on GOD, you’ll win.

Let me warn you though, hanging onto the WORD isn’t always easy. The devil knows that if he doesn’t steal it from you, you’ll use it to enforce his defeat.

So don’t be surprised if he sends an evil spirit to exalt itself against the WORD of GOD. If you’re sick, he may begin to tell you, “You’re not healed. You know that healing’s not for today. Even if it were, it wouldn’t work for you. It might work for somebody else but not you.”

If he starts to tell you that kind of thing, don’t buy it! Don’t start worrying around about it and thinking, “Oh my, I’m afraid I’m not going to get healed. I sure don’t feel healed. Why, I’m probably going to just get worse and worse….”

Remember this: It’s the WORD of GOD that does the work, not the one holding onto it. It’ll work for anybody who’ll put it to work by faith. It’ll work for you just like it worked for JESUS when HE walked the earth.

HE told Satan, “It is written! [Matt.4: 4, 7]” No matter what the devil tries to tell you, refuse to let go of the GOD’s WORD. Tell him the WORD that’s written in the Bible concerning your situation. Let the WORD of GOD fight the fight. It’ll whip the devil every time.

Scripture Study:
Psalm 19:7-14
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them YOUR servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back YOUR servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in YOUR sight,
O LORD, my strength and my REDEEMER.

有了我的命令又遵守的

有了我的命令又遵守的

我们若按照祂的命令、律例、法则、教训而活、而行,这就是爱。你们将起初所听见if-you-love-me的,继续以爱心行出,并遵从它的带领,就是这命令(约翰二书1:6)

亲爱的弟兄姊妹们,简单地讲,上帝说爱祂就是谨守遵行祂的命令【约翰福音14:21有了我的命令又遵守的,这人就是爱我的。爱我的必蒙我父爱他,我也要爱他,并且要向他显现;约翰福音15:10你们若遵守我的命令,就常在我的爱里,正如我遵守了我父的命令,常在祂的爱里】。这就使爱由模糊不清,变得清楚明确。但是,上帝所做的远远超越了祂给我们的爱的定义,并且祂给了你指示,使你能够懂得怎样像祂那样地爱。上帝赐给你祂的话语,是用白纸黑字赐给你祂的爱的指南。而你所需要做的,就是遵从它,并以爱心而行。

如果你让耶稣基督作为你的生命之主,并服从祂所吩咐你的一切,那么你已经迈出与上帝联合的第一步。上帝的爱已经生存在你里面,但是除非你选择迈出发展爱的一步,否则这爱在你里面是保持隐蔽的,并且是无效的。爱的运行与信心的力量运行大致相同(雅各2:26身体没有灵魂是死的,信心没有行为也是死的),像信心一样,爱是通过知识和服从上帝的话语才成为有效的(有行动的爱)。

就在今天,通过认罪并行出上帝的话语来使你里面的爱成为有效的爱(有行动的爱)。那么当你默想这些经文时,就会看到自己活在爱的生命里,就会看到自己是遵其而行并服从耶稣的命令的带领。让上帝所教导你的爱,在你里面发展起来。

研经:约翰一书2:3-11
2:3 我们若遵守祂的诫命,就晓得是认识祂。
2:4 人若说我认识祂,却不遵守祂的诫命,便是说谎话的,真理也不在他心里了。
2:5 凡遵守主道的,爱 神的心在他里面实在是完全的,从此我们知道我们是在主里面。
2:6 人若说他住在主里面,就该自己照主所行的去行。
2:7 亲爱的弟兄阿,我写给你们的不是一条新命令,乃是你们从起初所受的旧命令,这旧命令就是你们所听见的道。
2:8 再者,我写给你们的是一条新命令,在主是真的,在你们也是真的。因为黑暗渐渐过去,真光已经照耀。
2:9 人若说自己在光明中,却恨他的弟兄,他到如今还是在黑暗里。
2:10 爱弟兄的就是住在光明中,在他并没有绊跌的缘由。
2:11 惟独恨弟兄的是在黑暗里,且在黑暗里行,也不知道往那里去,因为黑暗叫他眼睛瞎了。

在此,我们夫妻感谢上帝,我们主耶稣基督的父,赐给我们美好的一天,也赐给我们你们这些忠心于主的弟兄姊妹们。

(以上所写的,你们可以用来建造耶稣基督的国度)

Whoever has MY commands and obeys them . . .

Whoever has MY commands and obeys them . . .if-you-love-me

“And what this love consists in is this, that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by HIS commandments HIS orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching. This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love guided by it and following it.” (2 John 1:6)

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Quite simply, GOD says love is keeping HIS commandments [John 14:21 whoever has MY commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves ME. He who loves ME will be loved by MY FATHER, and I too will love him and show MYSELF to him. ; John 15:10 if you obey MY commands, you will remain in MY love, just as I have obeyed MY FATHER's commands and remain in HIS love]. That brings love out of the indefinite into something explicit. But GOD has done more than define love for you. HE’s given you instructions so that you can know how to love as HE loves. By giving you HIS WORD, GOD has given you HIS love manual in black and white. All you have to do is follow it and you’ll be walking in love.

If you’ve made JESUS CHRIST the LORD of your life, and obey all that HE have commanded you you’ve already taken the first step of union with GOD. The love of GOD has been born within you. But, unless you choose to take steps to develop it that love will remain hidden and useless within you. Love works in much the same way as the force of faith (James 2:26 as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.). Like faith, love becomes active through knowledge and obedience of the WORD of GOD.

Become love conscious by confessing and acting on GOD’s WORD today. As you meditate these scriptures, see yourself living the love life. See yourself walking in accordance with and guided by the commandments of JESUS. Develop the love HE has taught you.

Scripture Study:

1 John 2:3-11 (NIV)

3 We know that we have come to know HIM if we keep HIS commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know HIM,” but does not do what HE commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys HIS WORD, love for GOD is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in HIM: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as JESUS did.

7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in HIM and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10 Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

We give thanks to GOD, the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, for this day and for you, faithful brothers and sisters.
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让上帝的话语运作起来

让上帝的话语运作起来

摩西向天伸杖,埃及遍地就乌黑了三天。三天之久,人不能相见,谁也不敢起来离开本处,惟有以色列人家中都有亮光(出埃及记thick darkness10:22-23)

亲爱的弟兄姊妹们,多年前,撒旦开始了一个谣言,他告诉基督教的一些领袖们,要去传讲他们基督徒的生命与世人一样,同样要经受一切的灾难、战败、贫乏和失败。但现在我们要告诉你,这是一个诡诈的谎言。

上帝的话语在诗篇91:10里说:如果你住在上帝里面,那么魔鬼必不能临近你的帐棚。

在约翰福音16章,耶稣亲口说,祂已经战胜了世界上所有伤害我们的势力。而出埃及记10:23说,当埃及遍地黑暗时,惟有以色列人家中都有亮光。

根据以上及其他的经文,你能够明白:上帝从未打算让你经受世界一切的苦难,祂一直想要祂的儿女不要活在苦难里,要如光一样显耀在这个黑暗的世界。

在旧约里,上帝因祂为祂的儿女所施的神迹而名声确立,而同样的,对于今天的你和我来说也是如此。我们应该以活出神迹般得胜的生命来荣耀上帝,应该经常有人对我们说:“我听说了,上帝是怎样治好了你的病”,或“我听说了,上帝是怎么把你的孩子从毒品中拯救出来”,或“上帝扶持你从财政危机中真正地站起来了” 。

现在你能明白撒旦为何要散布谣言,让你相信你必须要经受与世人一样的苦难,而不是能够活出胜过苦难的生命了吧?他不希望人们追着你的问,你的力量、平安、健康和成功是从哪里得到的。

而这却正是上帝想要发生的事情,所以你要让上帝的话语运作起来,勇于接受上帝承诺给你的祝福,让上帝的大能之光充满你的生命,让魔鬼的黑暗谎言一边歇着去吧!

研经:腓立比2:1-16
2:1 所以在基督里若有甚么劝勉、爱心有甚么安慰、圣灵有甚么交通、心中有甚么慈悲怜悯,
2:2 你们就要意念相同、爱心相同、有一样的心思、有一样的意念,使我的喜乐可以满足。
2:3 凡事不可结党、不可贪图虚浮的荣耀,只要存心谦卑,各人看别人比自己强。
2:4 各人不要单顾自己的事,也要顾别人的事,
2:5 你们当以基督耶稣的心为心。
2:6 祂本有 神的形像,不以自己与 神同等为强夺的,
2:7 反倒虚己,取了奴仆的形像,成为人的样式。
2:8 既有人的样子,就自己卑微、存心顺服,以至于死,且死在十字架上。
2:9 所以 神将祂升为至高,又赐给祂那超乎万名之上的名,
2:10 叫一切在天上的、地上的和地底下的,因耶稣的名无不屈膝,
2:11 无不口称耶稣基督为主,使荣耀归与父 神。
2:12 这样看来,我亲爱的弟兄,你们既是常顺服的,不但我在你们那里,就是我如今不在你们那里,更是顺服的。就当恐惧战兢,作成你们得救的工夫。
2:13 因为你们立志行事,都是 神在你们心里运行,为要成就祂的美意。
2:14 凡所行的,都不要发怨言、起争论,
2:15 使你们无可指摘、诚实无伪,在这弯曲悖谬的世代作 神无瑕疵的儿女。你们显在这世代中,好像明光照耀,
2:16 将生命的道表明出来,叫我在基督的日子好夸我没有空跑,也没有徒劳。

在此,我们夫妻感谢上帝,我们主耶稣基督的父,赐给我们美好的一天,也赐给我们你们这些忠心于主的弟兄姊妹们。

(以上所写的,你们可以用来建造耶稣基督的国度)

Put the WORD of GOD to work

Put the WORD of GOD to work

Exodus 10:22-23

“And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land ofmoses Egypt…but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.”

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Years ago Satan started a rumour. He told a few Christians’ denomination leaders that they had to preach their followers to live like the world and sharing all the same misfortune, defeats, poverty and failure with those around them. Well, the word spread. You may have heard the rumour yourself. But I am telling you right now that it is a crafty lie.

The WORD of GOD says in Psalm 91:10, that evil can’t even come near your house if you are abiding in HIM.

In John 16, JESUS HIMSELF says HE has deprived the world of power to harm you. And Exodus 10:23 says that when thick darkness surrounded the Egyptians, the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

By these and other scriptures, you can see that GOD never intended you to experience all the junk the world suffers. HE’s always wanted HIS children to live above it, to stand out as light in a dark world.

In the Old Testament, GOD’s fame was established because of the miracles HE had worked for HIS children. That same thing should be true today with you and me. We should be glorifying GOD by the miraculously victorious lives we live. People should be coming up to us and saying things like, “I’ve heard how GOD healed you.” Or, “I’ve heard how your children were delivered from drugs.” Or, “GOD has really brought you out of a financial crisis.”

Can you see now why Satan would spread a rumour to make you believe you have to suffer with the world instead of live as victor over it? He doesn’t want people running after you asking where you get your power, your peace, your health and prosperity.

But that’s exactly what GOD wants to happen. So put the WORD of GOD to work and dare to receive the blessings HE has promised to you. Let the light of GOD’s power in your life put the devil’s dark rumours to rest!

Scripture Study: Philippians 2:1-16

Imitating CHRIST’s Humility

2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with CHRIST, if any comfort from HIS love, if any common sharing in the SPIRIT, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mind set as CHRIST JESUS:

6 WHO, being in very nature GOD,
did not consider equality with GOD something to be used to HIS own advantage;
7 rather, HE made HIMSELF nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
HE humbled HIMSELF
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

9 Therefore GOD exalted HIM to the highest place
and gave HIM the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that JESUS CHRIST is LORD,
to the glory of GOD the FATHER.

Do Everything Without Grumbling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is GOD who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil HIS good purpose.

14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of GOD without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the WORD of LIFE. And then I will be able to boast on the day of CHRIST that I did not run or labour in vain.

We give thanks to GOD, the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, for this day and for you, faithful brothers and sisters.
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