April 29, 2010

Ministry in Word

Things Unshaken – Part 3
那不被震动的 – 第三篇



Hebrews 12:26-28 (NKJV)
希伯來書12:26-28

but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,

by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

当时他的声音震动了地,但如今他应许说:再一次我不单要震动地,还要震动天。这再一次的话,是指明被震动的,就是受造之物都要挪去,使那不被震动的常存。所以我们既得了不能震动的国,就当感恩,照神所喜悦的,用虔诚、敬畏的心事奉神。



Last week we examined 2 of the 10 aspects of receiving the unshakable kingdom that will remain. Now we continue with the next two.

上周我们察看了我们领受那不被震动,常存的这国十个方面之二方面。现在我们要看下两方面。



3. BY RESPONDING TO GOD’S CALL

三、 透过回应神的呼召

Again, how do we receive the kingdom? We receive it by responding to God’s call into His kingdom. Apostle Paul told the church at Thessalonica that it was “God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” (1 Th 2:12) The salvation and the kingdom is a gift from Jesus to a person. The person is made aware of the gift by the Holy Spirit by convicting him of his sin and of Jesus as the only means to redemption of his soul. This call is an invitation for him to receive the kingdom. He must respond to the call by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to be saved.

那麽我们怎样领受国度呢?我们要以回应神呼召我们进入他的国来领受。使徒保罗告诉帖撒罗弥迦的教会那是「召你们进他国、得他荣耀的神。」〔帖前2:12〕拯救和国是耶稣给人的一个礼物。圣灵使这个人知罪和知道耶稣是他灵魂得救的唯一办法,这样就使他察觉到这件礼物。这个呼召是叫他领受国度的邀请。他一定要以接受耶稣基督为救主与主来回应这呼召以致得救。



Is the Holy Spirit making us aware of His call to repentance and salvation today? If so, we must not miss the opportunity to get right with God.

圣灵是否今天让我们查觉到他呼召我们来悔改和得救呢?如果是,我们一定不要

错过与神和好的机会。



4. BY REPENTING OF OUR SINS
四、 透过悔改我们的罪

When Jesus began His ministry on earth, He proclaimed the good news of God, saying,
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15) Another aspect of receiving the kingdom is to repent and believe in the gospel. This is the proper response to God’s call for us to receive the kingdom. Repentance means an about face turn from our sins. Believing in the gospel is believing that we are sinners and Jesus is the Son of God who came into the world to die for our sin to redeem us and give us the believers eternal life.

当耶稣开始他在地上的事工时,他宣扬神的福音,说:「日期满了,神的国近了。你们当悔改,信福音!」〔可1:15〕领受国度的另一方面就是悔改,信福音。这是对神要我们领受国度的呼召的适当回应。悔改的意思就是从我们的罪中向後转。信福音就是相信我们是罪人和耶稣就是神的儿子来到世上为我们的罪死,来救赎我们和给我们这些信徒永恒的生命。



Today we should ask ourselves if we have repented and believed in the gospel, to be certain that we receive the unshakable kingdom.

今天我们应该自问我们曾否悔改和信福音,来肯定我们领受那不被震动的国。



To be continued next week.
下周待续。


If the Holy Spirit is calling us to receive His kingdom, may we respond immediately without hesitation. May we turn around from our sins and turn toward His Son Jesus to be saved.

如果圣灵在呼召我们来领受他的国,愿我们不要犹豫,立刻回应。愿我们从我们的罪回转来朝向他的儿子耶稣以致得救。


Tom and Tehwan Tso
仲谋与德菀


“The outcome of your faith is the salvation of your souls.” 1Peter 1:9
“信心的果效, 就是灵魂的救恩” 彼得前书1:9