Friday, August 19, 2016

OT DAY 529 - Why Great Wrath from God (Please click here for English podcast)

Silence

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

       Incline your ear to me;
           rescue me speedily!
         Be a rock of refuge for me,
           a strong fortress to save me!
         For you are my rock and my fortress;
           and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;
                                     Psalm 31:2-3

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

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 (2 Kings 3:26-27)


26 When the king of Moab saw that the battle was going against him, he took with him 700 swordsmen to break through, opposite the king of Edom, but they could not. 27 Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place and offered him for a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel. And they withdrew from him and returned to their own land.        2 Kings 3:26-27

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

    My Listening

           Mesha, the king of Moab, killed his elder son to make sacrifice to his gods. Terrible! But, after that the three kings stopped their attack and went home. What happened actually? 


     Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) : 
           A desperate situation requires desperate measures, and as the king he is the one who has to take them. And they work.
           How so? What is this wrath that comes on Israel? Is it Yahweh's wrath? Is it the wrath of Chemosh, the Moabite god? Is it simply wrath - is that a way of describing the way victory is turned into catastrophe? Does the sacrifice work by galvanizing the Moabites? Does it work by paralyzing the Israelites? It seems that the storytellers do not know and do not pretend to explain what they do not know. While spiritual or theological insight sometimes makes it possible to know things, it does not always do so. There are strange things that happen in life that we cannot explain, and we have to live with them on the basis of the clues God has given us about the big picture that we can understand. It is encouraging that the Scriptures do not pretend to know everything; it is then easier to trust them when they think they do know things. 

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.117.

     Are you satisfy with this answer today? No one knows why God poured out His wrath and the warfare suddenly stopped with no reason. Actually the Bible does not say the wrath comes from God, but the Chinese translation has God wrath there.


     We as human beings like to ask why. This is the time for us to learn that there are times that we really won't know why, and that's fine.

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Help us to understand that we may never understand why you do things like that but just to trust you and to love you.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
    1. Do you like to ask why?

2. What kind of inspiration have you got today for not able to know why?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

10,000 Reasons
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OT 第 529天 - 為何神會大怒 (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近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


         求 你 側 耳 而 聽 , 快 快 救 我 ! 作 我 堅 固 的 磐 石 , 拯 救 我 的 保 障 !
       因 為 你 是 我 的 巖 石 , 我 的 山 寨 ; 所 以 , 求 你 為 你 名 的 緣 故 引 導 我 , 指 點 我 。
   
                                              詩篇 31:2-3
                        
認罪悔改  (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

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, 
        求你幫助, 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 (列王紀下  3:26-27)


26 摩 押 王 見 陣 勢 甚 大 , 難 以 對 敵 , 就 率 領 七 百 拿 刀 的 兵 , 要 衝 過 陣 去 到 以 東 王 那 裡 , 卻 是 不 能 ;
27 便 將 那 應 當 接 續 他 作 王 的 長 子 , 在 城 上 獻 為 燔 祭 。 以 色 列 人 遭 遇 耶 和 華 的 大 怒 ( 或 作 招 人 痛 恨 ) , 於 是 三 王 離 開 摩 押 王 , 各 回 本 國 去 了 。

                                                                        列王紀下  3:26-27
現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:

我的聆聽
           Mesha, the king of Moab, killed his elder son to make sacrifice to his gods. Terrible! But, after that the three kings stopped their attack and went home. What happened actually? 


     Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) : 
           A desperate situation requires desperate measures, and as the king he is the one who has to take them. And they work.
           How so? What is this wrath that comes on Israel? Is it Yahweh's wrath? Is it the wrath of Chemosh, the Moabite god? Is it simply wrath - is that a way of describing the way victory is turned into catastrophe? Does the sacrifice work by galvanizing the Moabites? Does it work by paralyzing the Israelites? It seems that the storytellers do not know and do not pretend to explain what they do not know. While spiritual or theological insight sometimes makes it possible to know things, it does not always do so. There are strange things that happen in life that we cannot explain, and we have to live with them on the basis of the clues God has given us about the big picture that we can understand. It is encouraging that the Scriptures do not pretend to know everything; it is then easier to trust them when they think they do know things. 

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.117.

     Are you satisfy with this answer today? No one knows why God poured out His wrath and the warfare suddenly stopped with no reason. Actually the Bible does not say the wrath comes from God, but the Chinese translation has God wrath there.

     We as human beings like to ask why. This is the time for us to learn that there are times that we really won't know why, and that's fine.


    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Help us to understand that we may never understand why you do things like that but just to trust you and to love you.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

      省察問題
    1. Do you like to ask why?

2. What kind of inspiration have you got today for not able to know why?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?


    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

     10,000 Reasons

四十天的"破. 立"靈修:

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      Today is our 229 days non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:30a.m. to 7:30a.m. Saturday 8a.m. to 9:45a.m., Sunday 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m.

The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

Pictures of this Tuesday 6:30a.m. Prayer Meeting at Richmond Emmanuel Church: