Wednesday, January 19, 2022

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 87 - The foundations are destroyed, what can you do?

        



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.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

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

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 sins 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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


    
    The link to today's Time with Abba passages:   http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
    Time with Abba passages: (Psalm 11:1-7, Genesis 39:1-41:16; Matthew 12:46-13:23; Proverbs 3:33-35)

    Today's key passages:
    When the foundations are being destroyed,
           what can the righteous do?”

                        Psalm 11:3

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 to Jesus as you listen to him. 
   
     My Listening
    The topic I received from Jesus isThe foundations are destroyed, what can you do? 

 Yesterday we learned that Israel, the father of all Israelites needed 28 years to be revived! 

     Today's Psalm 11:3 gives us a sad reality of human beings after being created by God: 

      When the foundations are being destroyed,
                  what can the righteous do?”


The topic I received is: The foundations are being destroyed, what can you do?

We can see the big difference of Jacob of "God with him" and "God was not with him" in the past two days. We can see in today's Genesis passages of how powerful it was that God was with Joseph. We can see two very important points of having God as the foundation and being with God:
    1.  Successful in everywhere and in everything he did 

         The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph's care,
         because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did
                 Genesis 39:23

    2. Knowing that this is not his power but God's miraculous works
        and be willing to exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit

        "I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh,
        "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires."
             Genesis 41:16

     How about you? 

 Jesus tells us in today's Matthew that those people who are consider as "foundations being destroyed" are those who's hearts have become calloused, listen but can't hear anything, see but can't see anything!

 Why? Look at Jacob and you know why! Jacob listened and have seen much of what God led him, but his anger against God of taking away his beloved wife made him to be in a "spiritual coma" for 28 years! After 28 years he was being revived! 

 The foundations are being destroyed, what can you do?

     Today's Proverbs 3:33-35 gives us an answer: 

     The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
               but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34      He mocks proud mockers
                but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
35      The wise inherit honor,
                   but fools get only shame.

     

     This is exactly what Joseph experienced and witnessed? 

     This is exactly how Jesus promises to all who are His family members: 

          "For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven
           is my brother and sister and mother."
                           Matthew 12:50


   May we pray for our church on the 87th  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to remember to be with you each day. You are the one and only foundation. Lead me each day so that you can use me to bring your healing, freedom and salvation.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.


      Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     
Please click this link for the video version of this blog: 
    

     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

    

以馬內利堂百日祈禱會第87天 - 根基已毀壞,你能做甚麼?

 







 

 全堂百日祈禱會 REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting

    日期 Date: 2021.10.25 (星期一 Mon) - 2022.2.2 (星期三 Wed)
    時間: (每次約半小時 Approximately 30 minutes each time)
    a.  星期一至星期五 Monday to Friday - 7am


         Meeting ID: 781 457 3082
         Passcode: 19960908


    b. 星期六 Saturday - 9am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


    c. 主日 Sunday 
        母親組 Mothers - 9:45am

        Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3151914424?pwd=REt2dXlsNkE4OU5halZNT3NiUHhHZz09

         Meeting ID: 315 191 4424
         Passcode: 123456


        父親組 Fathers - 10am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 享受神同在, 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

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "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侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌
 
今日親親親爸父經文連結: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
親親爸父經文:(詩篇 11:1-7; 創世記 39:1-41:16; 馬太福音 12:46-13:23; 箴言  3:33-35)  

根基若毀壞,義人還能做甚麼呢?
   
               詩篇 11:3

現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。


 我的聆聽  
     今日我從主耶穌領受的主題是:  根基已毀壞,你能做甚麼?

昨天我們思想到以色列國之父以色列,即雅各竟然需要28年心才甦醒!

今日詩篇11: 3道出了自神創造人之後人的故事:
根基若毀壞,義人還能做甚麽呢?


我今日聴到的主題是:
根基已毀壞,你還能做甚麼呢?

我們看到早二天有神同在和無神同在的雅各的分別,我們看到今天一直有神同在的約瑟的祝福及無論到何處,無論做什麼都成功,今日創世記的經文道出了一個以神為根基,有神同在的人二點非常重要的:
     1.  無論到何處,無論做什麼都成功,都順利:
            凡在約瑟手下的事,司獄一概不察,因為耶和華與約瑟同在;
            耶和華使他所做的盡都順利。
              創世記 39:23

 2.  知道不是自己的能力,是神奇妙的作為,使自己願意行使聖靈的恩賜
              約瑟回答法老説:這不在乎我,神必將平安的話回答法老。
                創世記 41:16
               
     你呢?主耶穌在今日馬太福音的經文道出了根基已毀壞了的人是油蒙了心,聽也聽不到,看也看不到,點解? 你看雅各的經歷便知道了,他曾經聽到,看到過,但可能因為他憤怒神取走了他的愛人,結果28年油蒙了的心才甦醒過來! 

    根基已毀壞,你還能做甚麼呢?

     今日的箴言3:33-35給了我們答案:
    33 耶 和 華 咒 詛 惡 人 的 家 庭 , 賜 福 與 義 人 的 居 所 。
34 他 譏 誚 那 好 譏 誚 的 人 , 賜 恩 給 謙 卑 的 人 。
35 智 慧 人 必 承 受 尊 榮 ; 愚 昧 人 高 升 也 成 為 羞 辱 。


     這豈不是約瑟的生命見證嗎?

     這豈不是主耶穌今日給我們作為他的"屋企人"的應許嗎?

       凡遵行我天父旨意的人,就是我的弟兄姐妹和母親了。
          馬太福音 12:50 

願望我們在今天以馬內利堂百日祈禱會的第87天能為我們的教會這樣的祈禱:


    親愛的主耶穌
    求你使我每天記得親近你,你是我們唯一的根基,使我能成為被你祝福的義人,讓你能使用我的生命去帶來醫治,釋放及拯救奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。
  
 省察問題 
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落
找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。

今日博客的錄影:


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 86 - Why we can forget to be with God? What is the consequence?

         



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.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

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

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 sins 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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


    
    The link to today's Time with Abba passages:   http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
    Time with Abba passages: (Psalm 10:16-18, Genesis 37:1-38:30; Matthew 12:22-45; Proverbs 3:27-32)

    Today's key passages:
    33 He recognized it and said, “It is my son’s robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.”
34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him.
Genesis 37:33-35


    25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan. 26 They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.” Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them. 27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.28 And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Genesis 45:25-28

So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.
Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him.
Genesis 46:1-5

28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.
30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.
Matthew 12:28-33


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 to Jesus as you listen to him. 
   
     My Listening
    The topic I received from Jesus isWhy we can forget to be with God? What is the consequence?

     Today's catch made me shivered and shocked!

     I found out something in the life of Jacob that I can't believe that could happen! 

     Jacob experienced God many times, God changed his name to Israel two times and commanded him to go back to Canaan, the Promised Land God gave to Abraham and Isaac. Up to that time, Jacob could be able to listen to God's voice. But, right away, his beloved wife Rachel died and everything changed, that was around 1903B.C. In that year, Jacob stopped listening to God's voice and his whole family was broken! His ten sons wanted to kill their brother Joseph and then sold him to go to Egypt. It's like leaving God, then his family was broken!

    Until he knew his beloved son Joseph was not dead and became the Prime Minister of Egypt, Genesis 45:27 says: 
          "the spirit of their father Jacob revived!"

     That was around 1875B.C.! The father of Israelites needed 28 years to have his spirit revived! And, he needed 28 years to worship God and made sacrifices to Him again! Then, God spoke to him again and gave him the promise of "God with you"!

    Today's Matthew 12:24-32 Jesus describes Satan as "strong man". This strong man can enter into human souls to take possession of that soul as a man broke in a house. Only with the power of the Holy Spirit that that house can be taken again by Jesus and people's souls "revived" just like how Jacob was being revived!

    I believe that Jacob angry against God to take away his beloved wife, and then his beloved son, because of that Jacob cut relationship with God!

    But because of his close relationship with God before that his son Joseph learned that from him and Joseph had a very intimate relationship with God and had the gift of prophecy and many other gifts from the Holy Spirit. Joseph, by the power of the Holy Spirit, kicked out the "strong man Satan" and that Jacob was being revived as the same as the prodigal son became conscious!

    So, how about you? Revived, wake up yet?

   May we pray for our church on the 86th  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me not to be captured by this Strong Man Satan to be in a spiritual coma and that I remember to be with you each day so that you can use me to bring your healing, freedom and salvation.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.


      Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     
Please click this link for the video version of this blog: 

     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

    

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 87 - The foundations are destroyed, what can you do?

          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 H...