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Deuteronomy 33 – Live in Blessings 申命记 33 – 要活在祝福里 

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                                          

2022年11月29日 星期二



申命记如今进入尾声,本章经文并非摩西写的,而是以色列人记录的摩西对十二支派说的话,众百姓看摩西则是“神人”- 就是属于神、有神同在的人(V1-2)。这章经文是摩西这位属灵父亲、领袖对以色列支派的祝福。

一、v.1-5 让神坐着为王

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?

V2-3 “众圣徒”已经是很属灵、很厉害的人了,然而他们都是“坐在他(神)的脚下领受他的言语”。我们在晨祷的时候是否谦卑来到神的面前,是否在敬拜祷告中调好自己频道对准神?当我们听到神的教导时,是否只是觉得这是对别人说的,还是谦卑领受?真正的有圣灵同在就是圣灵强势的“侵入”我们,让我们能“为罪为义为审判自己责备自己”。我们听讲道的时候是否觉得自己被批评、被冒犯?求神帮助我们调整好自己的频道,让圣灵、神的话能进入我们。

V4 神的话是我们的“产业”,是生命中最重要的东西,然而我们是否看其他人或事更重要?

V5 “耶书仑”原文意思是正直人。真正的“正直人”是有神同在的人。

二、v.6-25 神的意念高过人的意念

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?

三、v.26-29 让神掌权

V26-28 我们不是去求什么来赚取这个世界,因为神就是我们的“居所”。我们就是“以色列”-蒙召的人,当我们有神,就什么都有了,所以不用惧怕,只管“安然居住”。神带我们来的地方不是沙漠旷野,而是“五谷新酒之地,他的天也滴甘露”。神掌权,他能够使我们看似贫瘠的土地成为极大的蒙福之地。

V29 我们是否只看见别人过得比我们好,却没有看见我们是“有福的”?耶和华不是来掌控我们,而是帮助我们的。神在我们生命中掌权,为要让我们蒙福,我们是相信,还是抵挡?这群蒙召的以色列人看摩西的话为祝福,而不是被要求,于是记载本章,流传千古。我们是否看重属灵父亲给我们的祝福?