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2017-09-17 The Lord‘s prayer 主祷文 (2)

发表于 2023-09-18

Matt 6:9-13(太6:9-13)“How to get our prayers answered fast?” “怎么祷告可以很快蒙垂听?”Throughout ten years ministering to the home church in Asia, 在亚洲牧会的十年间,I used to be asked this question, 有人常这样问我,I answered like this way, 我这样回答,“‘ask anything according to His will. 照神的旨意求。

if your prayer in your circumstances is not just focused on what you want, 若在环境里你的祷告不只是关注自己要什么,but focuses on what He wants, 而是关注神想要什么?and say, Lord, please search my heart if my attitude or my view is wrong compared to that of Christ Jesus, 并对主说,“主啊,监察我的心,看我的想法是否和耶稣基督背离的 ,Im willing to be corrected and to be renewed by You, 我愿意被你纠正和改变,and to be made new like Christ, 改换一新如同基督,and no longer myself lives but Christ lives in me,不再是我,而是基督在我里面活。”

if you stop searching or seeing or counting or blaming others faults, 你停下来,不再去找,不再看、不再计算、不再责怪论断他人的错误,but start to commit your rights to the Lord to judge,而是转向把审判的主权交给主,and you are willing to be corrected,并且你愿意被主纠正,your prayer should be answered very fast你的祷告就会很快被垂听。” Soon after, people came to me, 没多久,就有人会来找我,and told me their testimonies about how the Lord answered their prayers wonderfully and quickly.来见证主是怎样奇妙而迅速地回应了他们祷告。For the corrections of discipline are the way to life Pro 6:23因训诲的责备是生命的道。(箴6:23

This is our Fathers love toward us, that we may partakers of His Holiness. 这是天父对我们的爱, 使我们和祂的圣洁有份。Ive been learning and walking in this way since I became a Christian. 我信主后一直在学这个功课。You know why? 知道为什么?Because I believe this is the way of an extended application of the Lords prayer, 因我相信这是主祷文的扩展应用,in which our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us how to pray, 主耶稣教导我们这样祷告 “,Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. V.10 愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。(10节)”

1, Gods purpose is to bring the kingdom of heaven down on the earth. 神的旨意是使祂的国降临在地上。

Your kingdom come, thats Gods desire on earth. “你的国降临”,是神在全地上的心意。For one of Gods great purpose in the universe is to restore His kingdom on the earth, not in heaven. 神在宇宙中一个伟大的计划,就是复兴祂的国在地上, 而不是在天上。The word "kingdom" in the original language means "rule" or "reign". kingdom”在原文的意思,是“统治”“掌管”的意思。Psa 103:19, The Lord has established His throne in Heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. (诗10319)耶和华在天上立定宝座;祂的权柄统管万有。 

"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them, And the heavenly host bows down before You. Nehemiah 9:6. 你,唯独你是耶和华,你造了天和天上的天,并天上的万象,地和地上的万物,海和海中所有的;这一切都是你所保存的,天军也都敬拜你。(尼9:6

We can see that there is no problem with heaven, 我们看到,统管在天上没有问题,all heavenly beings bow down before God.天军都俯伏敬拜神。God rules over Heaven in His righteousness. 神按公义在天上掌权。 The heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth He has given to mankind Psa 115:16. 天,是耶和华的天;地,祂却给了世人。(诗115:16

Why is Gods purpose to bring heaven down on the earth? 为什么神要使祂的国降临在地上呢?We should go back to the beginning, 让我们回到起初,when God created the universe and mankind, 神创造了万有和人,He gave Adam and Eve a beautiful garden.并给了亚当和夏娃一座美丽的园子。 In those days, God could freely walk into the Garden, 那时候,神可以自由出入园子,having fellowship with Adam without any barriers. 与亚当亲密无间地相交。

But soon after, humans sinned against God, 可是没多久,人就犯罪得罪了神,sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men. 罪是从一人入了世界,死又是从罪来的,于是死就临到众人,因为众人都犯了罪。Mankind separated from the presence of God and the fellowship of God.于是人类离开了神的面,失去与神相交的关系。And man separated from man, 人也与人疏离,and the earth was filled with all kinds of problems. 全地充满了各种各样的问题。

We live in a fallen world, 我们生活在一个堕落的世界,a world of hurt, 一个充满伤害的世界, a world of ingratitude, 一个忘恩负义的世界, a world of self-righteousness, 自以为义的世界,so that people always debate who is right or who is wrong, 因此人们总是在争谁对谁谁错,the one who think he is right judges others as a god, 对的就像神一样去论断他人,a world full of fears and lies.一个充满惧怕和谎言的世界。

This Thursday night, 这个周四晚上, God put me in a vision, in which I found that if a person strongly believed a lie, this person lived in a strong delusion. 神把我放进一个异像,我发现若一个人深信谎言,那人就是完全活在虚幻错觉里, sin and death rule over the world. 罪和死统治着世界。Selfish-ness and self-centeredness cause relationships to break up,自私和自我中心导致人际关系破裂,Marriage relationships break up, 婚姻破裂,Kids are neglected.孩子被忽视。

Judgement, criticism, and self-righteousness bring relationship break-ups. 论断,批评,自义破坏了关系,Fear and lies cover the whole world. 惧怕、谎言遍满全世界,The whole world is under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19b). 全世界都卧在那恶者以下(约一5:19)。Darkness covers the earth. 黑暗遮盖全地。

The world needs ligh, 世界需要光,Gods purpose is all about His Kingdom of light, 神的旨意关乎祂的光明国度,that He wants to re-establish His Kingdom of light on the earth. 就是祂要在地上重建光明的国度。When Jesus came and began to preach, 主耶稣开始传道时,he said, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near. Matt 4:17” 他说:“天国近了,你们应当悔改!(太4:17)”

It means, that the time is now, 意思是,时候到了,现在就是了,and the kingdom of heaven has drawn near, 天国已近,if we are willing to be convicted and corrected by His Spirit, 如果我们愿意悔改,被神的灵纠正,turn from our own ways, 离弃自己的道路,to Gods righteous way, 转行神公义之道,stop judging who is right and who is wrong as a god,  不再像神一样去断定是非,but leave room for the King to judge and to reign, 让这位君王来审判和掌权,we will be like living in the reign of the kingdom of Heaven. 就会好像活在天国里一样。

Peace and joy will be with us.平安和喜乐会和我们同在。The law and curse of the dominion of the dark world will not harm us anymore. 这个黑暗国度的律和咒诅就不再能害到我们。“May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, 愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”。 all we have to do and to pray is for His kingdom to come in this way.我们所要做的和祷告的,就是要求祂的国度这样的降临。

2, The kingdom of God is disclosed to mankind through Christ Jesus.神的国借着耶稣基督向人类显明。

After thousands of years waiting, 等了几千年,God sent His Son Jesus Christ to us, 神差祂儿子耶稣基督来到人间,the bible also tells us, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John1:1  经上说,“太初有道,道与神同在,道就是神。(约1:1)”The Word was God, 道就是神,and the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. 道成了肉身,住在我们中间。

Its God Himself who stepped into this world to have fellowship with His people, 这是神亲自来到这世界,和属自己的人相交,Jesus testified, I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” 耶稣见证说,“我在父里面,父在我里面,”It means that when Jesus Christ was in the world, 意思说,耶稣基督在世时,it was not just God who was in form of a man, 不单是神住在人的身体里,but fully God and fully man appeared in one person, 而是完全的神和完全的人住在一个人里面,that is Jesus Christ, the King of the Kingdom of Heaven. 那就是耶稣基督,天国君王。

Can you imagine what an extraordinary thing that is? 你能想象这是何等的不寻常吗?Thats amazing! When Christ came, 太奇妙了!当基督来时,the kingdom of heaven was brought down to the earth,天国也降临在地上,Where the King is, there is the Kingdom of heaven.天国的王在哪里,天国就在那里。Jesus said If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (Mt 12:28). 耶稣说“我若靠着神的灵赶鬼,这就是神的国临到你们了。”(太12:28

What does that mean? 什么意思?Since Jesus Christ drove out demons from people, 自从耶稣基督把污鬼从人身上赶出去,the dominion of darkness on earth has started to be driven out, 地上的黑暗权势就开始被赶出,and the kingdom of God has come. 神的国度来到了。Gods kingdom has come through Christ, but not yet in all its fullness. 神的国借着耶稣基督来到,但还没有完全来到。So Jesus taught us to pray, 因此耶稣教导我们这样祷告,“May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。”

We know that the heavens obey Gods commands, but man doesnt, 我们知道,天上都遵行神的命令,但人却不遵行,because mankind has been blinded by their sins, and ruled by sins. 因人类被罪弄瞎了眼睛,被罪辖制。 Whats the reality behind this fact? 这个事实背后的真相是什么?1 John 3:8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devils work. (约一3:8)犯罪的是属魔鬼,因为魔鬼从起初就犯罪。神的儿子显现出来,为要除灭魔鬼的作为。

The reality is that when people practice sin, it is of the devil. 真相就是,人一犯罪,就是属魔鬼的。And then people are under the control of the devil not God. 于是人就在魔鬼的权下,不在神的权下。Who are the people? Are we only talking about non-believers? 人指的是谁?仅仅是非信徒吗?No, We are talking about Gods people. 不,我们在讲神的子民。Jesus taught us to pray, May Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” 耶稣教导我们这样祷告,“愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”。

When we say this prayer, it means that we are surrendering our wills to the reign of God in our lives, 当这样祷告时,是表明我们将自己的意志降服于神,让神来掌管我们的生命, and are no longer to be ruled by what we like or what we dont like according to our natural preferences. 不再照着天然倾向,被自己的喜好和恨恶辖制。Then the reign of the devil in a person will be destroyed! 那样,魔鬼就无法在一个人身上掌权了。

For example, if you dont like someone, 例如,如果你不喜欢什么人,and if you want to see Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, 而你想要“愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”,you should pray and let the Kings preference become your preference, 你应该祷告,求这位王的所爱成为你的所爱,and let the Kings character rule in you.求这位王的性情在你身上掌权。

Because where the King is, there is the Kingdom, 因天国的王在哪里,祂的国度就在那里,the King Christ Jesus never dislikes or hates people, but hates sins. 耶稣基督这位君王,从不讨厌也不憎恶人,而是恨恶罪。This prayer is not just about worshipping or asking God for something, 这个祷告,不单是敬拜神,或向神求什么东西,its an invitation for His will to be done in our lives, 而是要让祂的旨意成就在我们的生命中,and for His kingdom to rule in our lives. 让祂的国度在我们生命中掌权。

When Jesus Christ came, the Kingdom of God came. 当耶稣基督降临,神的国也来临。Where the king is, there is the kingdom,因国王在哪里,国度就在那里,When the king comes in one person, and also the Kingdom comes. 当这君王住在一个人里面来到这世界,祂的国度就来到了。If the King truly rules in you and me, even if it just rules in one person, the Kingdom comes through that person. 如果这位王真实的在你我生命中掌权,就算是只有一个人,神的国也会借这一个人来到。

Jesus has finished his task as the person to bring the Kingdom on earth, 耶稣已完成了他的使命,成为带下神的国度的人,now its our turn, Its His churchs turn.现在轮到我们了,轮到祂的教会了。We are His body on earth to continually complete this task. 我们作为祂的身体,要继续来完成这使命。Thats one of Gods purposes revealed in this prayer. 这是神在主祷文中启示的其中一个计划。

3, The kingdom of God has come and is yet to come.神的国已来到,但还等候再来。

In Heb 10:12-13 says, but when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 希伯来书10:12-13节,但基督献了一次永远的赎罪祭,就在神的右边坐下了。从此等候他的仇敌成了他的脚凳。

Christ Jesus died as a sin offering once for all, 耶稣基督成了赎罪祭,为众人死,was resurrected from death for all, 又为众人从死里复活,He has overcome the grave and destroyed the devils work. 祂已胜过坟墓,摧毁了魔鬼的作为。It says that He is now waiting for his enemies to be put under his feet. 这里说他现今等候他的仇敌成为他的脚凳。Where are Christs feet? 耶稣的脚在哪里?

What is Christ exactly waiting for? 耶稣到底在等什么? 1 Cor 12:27 Now you are Christs body, and individually members of it. 林前12:27“你们就是基督的身子,并且各自作肢体。”Christ is waiting for His Church, the body of Christ, 基督正在等候祂的教会,就是祂的身子,and the individual members of the body, you and me, every Christian, 和身子中的每一个肢体,你,我,每个基督徒,to trample down his enemies. 将仇敌践踏在脚下。

As a Christian, who can really overcome the enemy? 基督徒谁可以胜过仇敌?Unless the King rules in his body. 除非这王在那个基督徒身上掌权。So the prayer of Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven is the ongoing work of Christ, “愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”这个祷告,其实是基督持续不断的工作,that God wants to continually bring His kingdom on earth through the individuals, 是要借着每个基督徒,持续不断地带下神的国, those who give up their lives for the Lord and allow Him to be the King to rule in their bodies.借那些为主舍命、让主掌权的人带下神的国。

Namely, the goal of this prayer Your kingdom come for us is to let the King fully occupy us, 就是说,“愿你的国降临”这个祷告的目的,是让这位王完全地占据我们,and rule in us to think and to speak and to act, 掌管我们的思想、言语和行为,and let His will be done through us both individually and also together as His church.叫祂的旨意可以借着我们个人并且教会这个整体得以成就。Where the King rules, there the Kingdom rules. 王在哪里掌权,天国就在那里掌权。

If the King rules in us, the kingdom rules in us. 若这位王在我们里面掌权,天国就在我们里面掌权。Wherever we go, we bring the Kingdom of heaven down on earth. 我们去到哪里,就把天国带到那里。Gods will is not to wait for you to die, then go to heaven. 神的旨意不是要等你死了,去天堂。Gods will is that He is waiting for you to practice dying to yourself daily and to allow the King Christ rule in you, 神的旨意是,祂正在等你去操练每天向己私欲死,让基督这王在你里面掌权,then you may bring heaven down on earth. 这样你或许能把天堂带到地上。Halleluiah! Praise the Lord! 哈利路亚,赞美主!

Last Sunday night, I sought the Lord and asked Him a question. 上周主日晚上,我求问主。 Because in the last two weeks, I saw the Holy Spirit poured out, 因我看到圣灵在前两周聚会都浇灌下来,and His love strongly touched peoples hearts. 神的爱大大触摸了人心。But last Sunday He didnt pour out extensively like what I had expected. 可是上周主日,圣灵却没有象我期望地那样大大浇灌。But God is good.但神的意思是好的。

The next morning, He sent His words into my heart and answered me, 第二天,祂在我心中赐下话语,回答了我,the unfolding of His words gives light, 祂的话语一经解开就赐下亮光,which was just fit this message.正适合今天的信息。Christ as fully God and fully man came to earth, 基督做为完全的神完全的人,来到地上。

Luke 4:1 says, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit. 4:1)说,耶稣被圣灵充满。We all will pray like this, Lord, fill us with Your Holy Spirit.” 所有人都会祷告,主啊,求圣灵充满我。Do you really know what you are asking for? 你真知道你在求什么吗?And why do you want to be filled with the Holy Spirit? 你为什么求圣灵充满?God fills us with His Spirit not for fun, 神用圣灵充满我们,不是为了好玩,not to make us feel comfortable, 不是让我们感到舒服,or for other earthly pleasures. 也不是为属地的愉悦。

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, was led by the Spirit into the desert, for what? 耶稣被圣灵充满,圣灵将他引到旷野,为了什么?To be tempted by the devil. (see Luke 4:1-2) 受魔鬼试探。(4:1-2This reveals a principle of why God wants to fill us with His Spirit. 这里揭示了神用圣灵充满我们的法则,Its not for fun or to give us pleasure. 不是为好玩,也不是为我们的舒服感,Its to give us strength to overcome temptation.而是为给我们力量胜过试探。

Thats why the Lord mentioned a couple of things to remind us to pray, 这就是为什么主提醒我们要为几件事祷告,“daily bread -- job, money, could be temptations that lead us to seek the world,日用的饮食,工作,钱财有可能引我们去追求世界,” “unforgiveness-- all our own standards that lead us to judge others不饶恕:我们自己的标准,会导致我们论断别人,which may cause us to dislike or not forgive others,让我们讨厌人,不饶恕人,this could be temptation that leads us to go astray. 这些都能成为使试探,叫我们走迷路。”

Now you may remember, two weeks ago, after having been cleansed and filled with the Holy Spirit, 现在你或者想起来了,前两周被圣灵洁净和充满后,whether or not you were tempted to criticize, or anger, or lust, or jealousy? 你是不是受到试探去挑剔、发脾气、被情欲牵引、嫉妒人?We should have this awareness that whenever we are cleansed and filled with the Holy Spirit, 我们要这个意识,就是任何时候,当圣灵洁净和充满我们后, the devil will come to tempt. 恶者就要来试探我们。

We as His followers are in a battle. 我们这跟随主的人是处在一场战役中。 The Lord showed me last week that most of us didnt realize that. 主也让我看到大部分人还没有意识到这个。Galatians 5:17-18 says For what our human nature wants is opposed to what the Spirit wants, and what the Spirit wants is opposed to what our human nature wants. These two are enemies, and this means that you cannot do what you want to do. 18 If the Spirit leads you, then you are not subject to the Law. 5:17-18说,因为情欲和圣灵相争,圣灵和情欲相争,这两个是彼此相敌,使你们不能做所愿意做的。但你们若被圣灵引导,就不在律法以下。

From this we can see, whether we are aware of the existence of the battle or not, it exists. 从这里看见,不管我们意识不意识到,这场争战一直存在。The desires of our human nature fight against the desires of the Holy Spirit. They are enemies.天然人的情欲,与圣灵相争,他们彼此相敌。Jesus said the kingdom of God is not here or there, the kingdom of God is within you. (see Luke 17:21) 主耶稣说神的国不在这里那里,神的国就在心里。(见路加福音17:21

It means that the kingdom of God is essentially inward, within a mans heart. 就是说,神的国实际上在里面,在人心里。The prayer Christ teaches us, Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, 耶稣所教的祷告,“愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”。which is also inwardly spiritual warfare as to who is gonna continually be the king to rule in this body? 也是一场人里面的属灵争战,就是谁将做王来掌管这个身子?

The desires of our human nature? 是我们天然人的情欲?And all its views and standards that we absorb from the world? 是我们接受了从世界而来的观点和标准?“Me, I,-- the slaver of the devil? “我,我,我”,这魔鬼的奴仆来掌权?Or Christ Jesus, His truth, and His kingdom of righteousness? 还是基督?祂的真理、祂公义的国度来掌权?Our hearts and minds once were ruled by all kinds of sinful desires, 我们的思想意念从前被各种私欲掌管,like 2 Tim 3:2-4 says,  people will be lover of themselves, lover of money.” (提后3:2-4)说,因为那时人要专顾自己、贪爱钱财。

We once lived like that, 从前我们这样活着,if we dont deny ourselves and trust in His word to live, 如果我们不否定自己,信靠神的话而活,we will still be entangled by sinful desires, 我们还是会被私欲缠累,and then stumble into being boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 跌倒,成为“自夸、狂傲、谤讟、违背父母、忘恩负义、心不圣洁、无亲情、不解怨、好说谗言、不能自约、性情凶暴、不爱良善、卖主卖友、任意妄为、自高自大、爱宴乐、不爱神”的,

In order to flight a good fight against the desires of our natures, 为要让我们与私欲打那美好的仗,so that the King can rule in our bodies, 叫主可在我们身上做王,the Kingdom of heaven can be brought down through us, 让天国可以借我们带到地上,God our Father will graciously pour out His Spirit to fill us, 天父会白白赐圣灵充满我们,from which we may overcome temptation, 我们可以靠着胜过试探,to be ruled by the King not by the desires of our sinful natures, 被主掌权,不再被私欲辖制,Thats His grace. 这就是神的恩典。

Where the King is, there is the Kingdom. 天国的王在哪里,祂的国度就在那里。So the devil will be put under the footstool of Christ. 魔鬼就被践踏在基督脚下。Christ is waiting for His Church from one person to another to follow Him in this way. 基督正在等候祂的教会,众人能一个接一个这样的来跟随祂。Some people may say, 有人会说,“Oh, then, I dont want to pray this prayer anymore, 噢,那我不想这样祷告了,as Im not sure if I can follow Him or not.我不知道是不是能跟下去。”

This prayer is what Jesus taught his disciples to pray. 这祷告是耶稣对门徒的教导。Jesus never lowered His standards for His disciples, 耶稣从没有降低祂对门徒的标准,whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Matt 10: 38不背着他的十字架跟从我的,也不配作我的门徒。(太10:38)” Even when the rich young man after he heard the challenging words of Jesus, 就算是那个富有的青年听了耶稣的话,感觉很难,went away with sorrow, 就忧忧愁愁地走了,our Lord didnt change His standards. 我们的主也绝不会降低祂的标准。

Im not saying its gonna be easy, 我不是说这是容易的事,but Gods grace and love is greater than any difficulties.但神的恩典和爱比任何困难更大。To go on our own way is full of darkness, sadness, brokenness, and all kinds of sickness, plus hopelessness. 继续走我们自己的老路,充满的是黑暗,忧伤,破碎,各种疾病,再加上无望。But if we give way to the King, 但如果我们让位给这位王,eagerly live in this prayer, Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, 殷勤祷告“愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上”。

there is peace, joy, healing, and wholeness, plus long life- eternal life and eternal hope.就有平安,喜乐,医治,完全,加上长寿,就是永生和永恒的盼望。So we see Gods purpose is not to give up on the earth, and wait for us to die and go to heaven, 所以,我们知道神的计划不是要放弃全地,等我们死了再进天堂。No, His purpose is to restore the earth. 不,祂的计划是复兴全地。Gods purpose is to re-establish His kingdom on earth, 神的计划是重新设立祂的国度在地上,To bring heaven down on the earth through us. 是借着我们把天堂带到地上。

Through Jesus Christ fully man and fully God, 是借着耶稣基督完全的人 ,完全的神,also through you and me, every Christian, 借着你、我、每一个基督徒,His church, those who are willing to give way inwardly to the King.借着教会,和每个愿意把里面让出来给这位王掌权的人,把天堂带到地上。Where the King is, there is the Kingdom of heaven. 天国的王在哪里,天国就在那里。Where the King rules, the Kingdom rules. 王在哪里掌权,国度就在那里掌权。Gods kingdom is now and is yet to come. 神的国已经来到,但还没有完全来到。

In the last days, the book of revelation tells us, 启示录告诉我们,在末后的日子,before God gives us a new heaven and a new earth in chapter 21, 21所说新天新地到来之前,there will be the Millennium reign of Christ on earth (see Re 20), 地上有基督的千年国度(见20),namely, the thousand years reign of Christ on earth, 就是基督在地上做王一千年,which is Chris who will literally reign in Jerusalem. 那是基督耶稣要降临在耶路撒冷,真实的做王掌权。The book of Zechariah also proclaimed that day. 撒迦利亚书也宣告了那个日子。

 V.9,16-17 The Lord will be King over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name. 16 Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain. (亚14:9,16-17)耶和华必作全地的王,那日,耶和华必为独一无二的,他的名也是独一无二的。16所有来攻击耶路撒冷列国中剩下的人,必年年上来敬拜大君王万军之耶和华,并守住棚节。地上万族中,凡不上耶路撒冷敬拜大君王万军之耶和华的,必无雨降在他们的地上。

What a glorious Kingdom! 神的国何等荣耀!And the Kingdom of Christ will literally reign in Jerusalem for a thousand year. 基督的国要在耶路撒冷统治全地一千年。God will have fellowship with His people like the beginning in the garden of Eden. 神与祂的子民要象起初在伊甸园一样亲密的相交。At that days God will fulfil His creating purpose that is to be with His people like what He did in the garden of Eden.到那时,神要成就祂造人的目的,就是要像在伊甸园一样,和祂的百姓在一起。

But who is gonna come with Him to rule over the earth? 谁将与祂一同管理全地?Re 3:21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. (启3:21)得胜的,我要赐他在我宝座上与我同坐,就如我得了胜,在我父的宝座上与他同坐一般。Thats not enough, They will reign for ever and ever. Re 22:5那还不够,他们要作王,直到永永远远。(启22:5

Isnt that amazing? 这是不是很震撼?Its worthy to pay the cost by laying down ourselves for the real King to rule in us, 这是值得放下我们自己,让天国的君王在我们里面掌权,where the King is, there is the kingdom. 天国的大君王在哪里,祂的国度就在那里。If we faith in His truth, and practice dying to ourselves daily, 若我们信靠祂的真理, 天天操练向己死,casting earthly interests and the world and its views out of our hearts and  living for Him and His truth alone, 将属地的兴趣和世界及世界的观点从我们的心里赶出去,单在真理里活,and let Christ the King truly rule in us, 让基督这王在我们里面掌权。

in the future, 在将来, this reality of not I am living, but Jesus is living in me will reveal to the world, 这个不是我在活,而是基督在我里面活的真实将显明给这个世界,then those who overcome are gonna receive this great reward from the King.那么这些得胜的将从基督这王得着这个巨大的赏赐。When the one who testified - look, the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world doubted the coming King, 当那位见证“你是神的羔羊,除去人间罪孽的” 开始怀疑这位’将来的王’,and sent his disciples to ask Christ, saying 并且差了他的门徒去问基督, “are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 那将要来的是你吗?还是我们要等候别人呢?

The King told them that the reality of the coming kingdom of Christ on earth, 这位王告诉他们,当将要来的王来时,is not to bring people a kingdom where they may live a good life,不是建立地上的国,给人过地上所谓的好生活 ,and to bring jobs or houses or anything just for this life, then to wait for dying. 或给好工作,给房子多多,或任何地上今生的事, 然后等死。but to bring people the eternal hope. 但却是给人永恒的盼望。

He said, Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: 祂说,“你们去,把所看见的事告诉约翰”:The blind receive sight, 就是瞎子看见,the lame walk, 瘸子行走,those who have leprosy are cleansed, 长大麻风的洁净,the deaf hear, 聋子听见,the dead are raised, 死人复活, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 穷人有福音传给他们。see John 7:18-22

Yes, the kingdom has come on earth thought the King Jesus Christ, to restore His people on earth, 是的,借着耶稣基督这王,神的国已经来到,来修复祂地上的子民,and its still coming through His church, 借着祂的教会,神的国还在继续来到。and will come in its fullness in Jesus second coming. 最后,借着基督的第二次来临,成就神国度的完全降临,掌权。

After being shared in Christ sufferings, those who overcome will eventually reveal to the world. 经过与基督一同受苦,那些得胜者最终要向世界显现出来,And they will come with Jesus and reign with the Lord at Jerusalem for a thousand years。并且他们要与基督同来掌权在耶路撒冷。and they will reign for ever and ever. (Re 22: 5b)他们要作王直到永远。 Halleluiah! Gods perfect purpose to His people.  哈利路亚!这是神向祂百姓所存的完美计划。So we pray, May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ 我们祷告:愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。


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