Sunday, July 31, 2016

OT DAY 518 - Pride Again, No Repentance, Finished, Die? (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

      May the Lord give strength to his people!
       May the Lord bless his people with peace!
                                     Psalm 29:11

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 (1 Kings 22:29-40)


29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 30 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle, but you wear your robes.” And the king of Israel disguised himself and went into battle. 31 Now the king of Syria had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, “Fight with neither small nor great, but only with the king of Israel.”32 And when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “It is surely the king of Israel.” So they turned to fight against him. And Jehoshaphat cried out.33 And when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him. 34 But a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel between the scale armor and the breastplate. Therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, “Turn around and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded.” 35 And the battle continued that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians, until at evening he died. And the blood of the wound flowed into the bottom of the chariot. 36 And about sunset a cry went through the army, “Every man to his city, and every man to his country!”
37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria. 38 And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, according to the word of the Lord that he had spoken. 39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did, and the ivory house that he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 40 So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
                                      1 Kings 22:29-40

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

           Read from 1 Kings 16:29 to today's passage and you will know how many chances God gave to Ahab. God sent the greatest prophet Elijah to show forth miracles and power several times and then God sent a prophet without mentioning his name and then Elijah again, and then Micaiah.
           When God says ENOUGH, and that is enough! Ahab did not have a chance anymore and he was being killed by just someone drew his bow at random! I think Ahab knew well this time he might not have a chance that's why he disguised! You think you can disguise and can get away from God's anger? Not a chance! You can disguise but you can not hide from God! No one can hide from God! 

    Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) : 
           Ahab naively assumes that silencing the man who declares God's word will stop the word's being fulfilled. He was wrong. He also naively assumed that disguising himself from human enemies would stop the word's being fulfilled. Again he was wrong. The man's arrow fulfilled both God's word through Elijah and God's word through Micaiah. 

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.106.

            What I received from Jesus to you now is from Matthew 7:24-27:

           24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

    Dear Holy Spirit,
    Open our eyes to see our true self, whether we truly believe and behave. Humble ourselves so that we are able to listen and willing to obey. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
   1. How many chances had God given to Ahab? Why God did not give Ahab another chance? 

2. How many chances has God given to you? Do you believe and behave?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?


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OT 第 518天 - 再次驕傲, 不再自卑, 最後完蛋 (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


         耶 和 華 必 賜 力 量 給 他 的 百 姓 ; 耶 和 華 必 賜 平 安 的 福 給 他 的 百 姓 。
   
                                              詩篇 29:11
                        
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 (列王紀上  22:29-40)


     29 以 色 列 王 和 猶 大 王 約 沙 法 上 基 列 的 拉 末 去 了 。
30 以 色 列 王 對 約 沙 法 說 : 我 要 改 裝 上 陣 , 你 可 以 仍 穿 王 服 。 以 色 列 王 就 改 裝 上 陣 。
31 先 是 亞 蘭 王 吩 咐 他 的 三 十 二 個 車 兵 長 說 : 他 們 的 兵 將 , 無 論 大 小 , 你 們 都 不 可 與 他 們 爭 戰 , 只 要 與 以 色 列 王 爭 戰 。
32 車 兵 長 看 見 約 沙 法 , 便 說 : 這 必 是 以 色 列 王 ! 就 轉 過 去 與 他 爭 戰 , 約 沙 法 便 呼 喊 。
33 車 兵 長 見 不 是 以 色 列 王 , 就 轉 去 不 追 他 了 。
34 有 一 人 隨 便 開 弓 , 恰 巧 射 入 以 色 列 王 的 甲 縫 裡 。 王 對 趕 車 的 說 : 我 受 了 重 傷 , 你 轉 過 車 來 , 拉 我 出 陣 罷 !
35 那 日 , 陣 勢 越 戰 越 猛 , 有 人 扶 王 站 在 車 上 , 抵 擋 亞 蘭 人 。 到 晚 上 , 王 就 死 了 , 血 從 傷 處 流 在 車 中 。
36 約 在 日 落 的 時 候 , 有 號 令 傳 遍 軍 中 , 說 : 各 歸 本 城 , 各 歸 本 地 罷 !
37 王 既 死 了 , 眾 人 將 他 送 到 撒 瑪 利 亞 , 就 葬 在 那 裡 ;
38 又 有 人 把 他 的 車 洗 在 撒 瑪 利 亞 的 池 旁 ( 妓 女 在 那 裡 洗 澡 ) , 狗 來 舔 他 的 血 , 正 如 耶 和 華 所 說 的 話 。
39 亞 哈 其 餘 的 事 , 凡 他 所 行 的 和 他 所 修 造 的 象 牙 宮 , 並 所 建 築 的 一 切 城 邑 , 都 寫 在 以 色 列 諸 王 記 上 。
40 亞 哈 與 他 列 祖 同 睡 。 他 兒 子 亞 哈 謝 接 續 他 作 王 。
                         列王紀上  22:29-40
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
           Read from 1 Kings 16:29 to today's passage and you will know how many chances God gave to Ahab. God sent the greatest prophet Elijah to show forth miracles and power several times and then God sent a prophet without mentioning his name and then Elijah again, and then Micaiah.
           When God says ENOUGH, and that is enough! Ahab did not have a chance anymore and he was being killed by just someone drew his bow at random! I think Ahab knew well this time he might not have a chance that's why he disguised! You think you can disguise and can get away with God's anger? Not a chance! You can disguise but you can not hide from God! No one can hide from God! 

        讓我們聽聽 John Goldingay 教授的教導: 
           Ahab naively assumes that silencing the man who declares God's word will stop the word's being fulfilled. He was wrong. He also naively assumed that disguising himself from human enemies would stop the word's being fulfilled. Again he was wrong. The man's arrow fulfilled both God's word through Elijah and God's word through Micaiah. 

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.106.

            What I received from Jesus to you now is from Matthew 7:24-27:

    24 所 以 , 凡 聽 見 我 這 話 就 去 行 的 , 好 比 一 個 聰 明 人 , 把 房 子 蓋 在 磐 石 上 ;
25 雨 淋 , 水 沖 , 風 吹 , 撞 著 那 房 子 , 房 子 總 不 倒 塌 , 因 為 根 基 立 在 磐 石 上 。
26 凡 聽 見 我 這 話 不 去 行 的 , 好 比 一 個 無 知 的 人 , 把 房 子 蓋 在 沙 土 上 ;
27 雨 淋 , 水 沖 , 風 吹 , 撞 著 那 房 子 , 房 子 就 倒 塌 了 , 並 且 倒 塌 得 很 大 。

    Dear Holy Spirit,
    Open our eyes to see our true self, whether we truly believe and behave. Humble ourselves so that we are able to listen and willing to obey. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

      省察問題
    1. How many chances had God given to Ahab? Why God did not give Ahab another chance? 

2. How many chance has God given to you? Do you believe and behave?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?


    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

     10,000 Reasons

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