Tuesday, 29th November 2022
Rev Daniel Xi An Poon
We need to always empty ourselves, be an opened vessel, then every day we can receive the living water from God, experience God in a new way, and let the blessings flow through us to our generations. God wants us to arise and shine, we should not stay in our comfort zone, but to set ourselves apart as holy, let our heart be right. Every day, we should focus on God, and let God guide us. Deuteronomy 33 is approaching the end of the Book, it was not written by Moses but by the people of Israel. Why did God not let Deuteronomy end in chapter 32? Because these were the words Moses said to the Israelites. They saw Moses as the man of God, not just a leader, but a person belonged to God and has the presence of God. Therefore, they wrote chapter 33, because it was the blessings from their spiritual father.
Section One V1-5 Let God Sit Enthroned
Genesis 1:22 mentions the first blessing from God, it says, “And God blessed them, saying, be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas and let birds multiply on the earth”. God blesses us by blessing the land, He has already prepared everything we need for us. Moses was blessing the people of Israel, and the first thing was to let God sit enthroned. All the saints sat down at the feet of God, they humbled themselves and let God be God.
When we come before God, we must tune our channel, be on the same page as God. When we pray in tongues and when we worship, do we really focus fully on God? Let nothing distract us from coming to God and experiencing the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit is here for us to convict ourselves for sins, for righteousness, and for judgement. Jeshurun represents the righteous, not the people who focus on right and wrong, but the people who focus on God.
Section Two V6-25 God’s Will is Higher than Men’s Will
Moses blessed the people of the twelve tribes one by one. In Genesis, Jacob’s blessing for Levi was not too pleasant, he focused on Levi’s doing and had condemnation, but in Moses’ prayer of blessings, he upheld the tribe of Levi, and let the entire tribe serve God in His Tabernacle. From people’s eyes, they were scattered, and they did not have their own land. But they were willing to put God first, therefore, God gave them glory among all tribes. Our family might not have the right expectations for us, but when we are willing to follow God and be shepherded in God’s covering, then God will give us a new identity, everything that shames us will become our blessings. What people do to us can be transformed by God and we can be lifted up.
Do we believe that God’s Will is higher than ourselves? Be willing to receive the teaching from our authority, and to have a life-changing experience under God’s guidance.
Section Three V26-29 Let God Reign
God can do everything, but we often try to seek God in men. No one can compare with God, but why do we still seek help from people instead of God? God is our dwelling place, He is our Protector, and we, as the people being called, can live in peace. We don’t have to be afraid we have God ad we have everything. God never intend for us to stay in the dessert, but He will open a way for us. Do no envy others, do not see what others have better than ours, but to see God’s blessings upon us more than we can every imagined. God does not come to take control over us, but be our shield, our sword, our protector, and our stronghold. Believe in God’s good intention for us.
申命记 33 – 要活在祝福里
V1 圣经第一次出现“祝福”这个词是在创世纪1:22 -看似神没有祝福人，然而他所祝福的众动物都是为人预备的。我们是否让神坐着为王、是否先神后人再大地？
本段可以对比创世纪49：1-20 雅各对他十二个儿子的临别赠言。例如创 49:5，雅各看他的儿子利未是不好的。然而摩西这里的祝福却是称赞。他们的行为会被自己父母定性为负面的，然而当他们谨守遵行神的话，先神后人再大地，虽然照着雅各的话分散在众支派中，神就将他们父亲给他们的咒诅变为祝福，让他们居上不居下、居首不居尾。我们在原生家庭会被定性，但是当我们跟从神，在神的家中我们的身份就不一样，神能翻转我们的生命，将我们的羞愧变为祝福。我们愿意相信神的意念高过人的意念吗？我们愿意在神给我们的权柄之下接受牧养，使生命得改变吗？