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Luke 4 – The Holy Spirit-Filled Ministry 路加福音 4 – 被圣灵充满的服事

Friday, 9th July 2021

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-14: the Ministry in the Wilderness

Jesus was tempted during His weakest moment. The ministry in the wilderness helps us to face temptation. No one is there but ourselves and we will face the temptation of our own flesh. Can we overcome our flesh? No one can help us, even our authority. This is wilderness and it’s when the devil talks to us in our alone time.

The devil knows what our physical needs are, it also knows our lustful desires, there are a lot of things we want such as a good job, a good house, lots of money, power… many people already have a lot but they are unsatisfied. Devil would tempt us and tell us we are insufficient and we are lacking, we need more money, we need a better job, we need a bigger house… when we forgot we’re the children of God, we will never feel enough and always live in lacking. How did Jesus respond? Jesus knew His identity as the Son of God, and He knew God will provide Him with everything He needs.

The third temptation is from the Bible verse, even Satan knows the Bible, therefore we must know God’s Word very well, in order to put ourselves in God’s hands. We must believe God will provide what we need not what we think we need. We should not test God.

Jesus overcame all three temptations. Unlike Adam, who failed into Satan’s scheme. Jesus overcame and won over what was lost by Adam. Then Satan left Jesus. Our relationship with God is very important, without a relationship with God then He cannot use us as His vessel to fight back the devil’s schemes.

Section Two V15-37: The Ministry in the Synagogues

Jesus knew being filled with the Holy Spirit and serving in the Synagogues is the Will of God, therefore with authority, Jesus went to teach in the Synagogues. But when Jesus revealed the problems of people’s lives, they became angry and wanted to kill Jesus. When we serve with the Holy Spirit, there will also be spiritual attacks that we must be alert. But when we set our eyes on God, only rely on the Holy Spirit, then God will stand on our side until the end.

We should not let people rely on us or see us more than they see God. When the devil called Jesus as the Holy One, Jesus told them not to make a sound, because He didn’t want people to have the wrong focus and be misled. We must be careful of what we say, the things we say might not benefit others, therefore sometimes it’s better not to say anything.

Section Three V38-44: the Ministry in Disciple’s House

When we are sick we often feel abandoned, we think we are the forgotten ones and no one remembers us. But Jesus went into the Disciple’s house and healed their family.

Jesus not only come to heal and cast out demons but He has mercy on the people. The ministry in the disciples’ house is full of love and truth. Jesus wanted people to know why He come and what’s the purpose of His visit. Do we also reveal to the people following us, why we are leading them and disciple them? Let us see more clearly what God wants us to see. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit in our Ministry, not by our own strength.

Prayer & Pursuit

Lord, You have given us the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to go into our ministry of life by Your Power instead of our own strength. We need You everyday in everything we do. Amen.

2021年7月9日 星期五

-潘锡安牧师-

路加福音 4

被圣灵充满的服事

一、v.1-14 在旷野的服事

被圣灵充满后,首先会面对在旷野的服事。耶稣在约旦河受洗,有父神确认他的身份说,“你是我的爱子,我喜悦你”,之后,“圣灵将他引到旷野”,整整四十天没有吃东西。在他身体最软弱的时候,魔鬼就跟他说话。在旷野里的服事是帮助我们面对试探,因为这里没有别人,我们需要面对自己。早晨要起来晨祷的时候,或者心里有小剧场的时候,都是我们在旷野的时候。

V2-4 在耶稣饿的时候,对他身体的试探就出来了。魔鬼引诱他吃东西,考验他对神的信心。耶稣不靠自己的智慧聪明,而是单单靠神的话语,因为神的话语就是圣灵的宝剑。

V5-8 情欲的试探 – 我们平时在什么事情上消耗我们的时间,我们想用什么满足自己的情欲?是工作、房子、还是舒适的生活呢?魔鬼说这一切权柄荣华“原是交付我的”,因为当时亚当犯罪,这权柄就被魔鬼拿走了。魔鬼这次试探耶稣时并没有像其他两次那样提醒他是神的儿子,想让耶稣觉得自己缺乏的,不知道原来神的儿子是掌管万有的。很多时候我们贪图世界的好处,因为我们忘了自己是神儿女的身份,以为自己的缺乏的,只想不断从这个世界找到满足 – 赚更多的钱,要更喜欢的工作,更大的房子。耶稣对魔鬼的回复依然是圣经的话语。他提醒我们在这个花花世界的身份是仆人的身份,所以“单要侍奉他(神)”,不要让这个世界摇动我们。

V9-12 魔鬼这次又用“神的儿子”的身份来试探耶稣对神的信心,甚至引用诗篇的经文。我们一定要认真研读圣经,将自己交在神的手里,才能更明白神的话语。魔鬼所引用的经文讲到当我们有需要的时候神会帮助我们,但我们常会在没有需要的时候跟神妄求。所以,耶稣说:“不可试探主你的神”。

V13 魔鬼所用的试探来来去去就是这些:身体、情欲、神儿女的身份。亚当没有胜过试探,罪就进入世界。耶稣胜过试探后,魔鬼“暂时”离开,他在寻找下一次机会。

V14 圣灵充满是帮助我们能在旷野服事、战胜试探。耶稣从一个默默无名的人,靠着圣灵的能力,名声就传遍四方。

二、v.15- 37 在会堂里的服事

V15-30 耶稣知道被圣灵充满后在会堂服事是神的心意,而不是去赚更多的钱满足自己。耶稣在会堂里的教训是有权柄的,然而,当他教育众人生命的问题时,众人就“都怒气满胸”(v.28)。他们甚至“带他到山崖,要把他推下去”,想趁机杀死耶稣。我们被圣灵充满后会面对很多攻击,因此,我们在教会里的服事不能靠自己,而是定睛仰望神,单单倚靠他,凡事谦卑顺服、舍己利他,这样圣灵就会为我们负责到底。

V31-37 耶稣用权柄能力吩咐污鬼出来。为什么耶稣禁止污鬼说出他是“神的圣者”的身份?因为别人会以为这被鬼附的人是先知,能讲出别人看不到的事情。我们的生命要在恩赐前面 – 生命若不对,与神的关系不对,人就骄傲、不听教,纵然这人有先知的恩赐,也不能被使用。我们能够说先知预言,是彰显自己的能力呢,还是彰显神的能力?有时候我们想讲一些话时,要谨慎,思想我们说的话是否在当下对人有益处,若我们只是让别人看到我们自己很有能力,就“不要作声”。

三、v.38-44 在门徒家的服事

被圣灵充满后,耶稣不仅在会堂里服事,还去到门徒家去服事,让人看到神是充满怜悯的。生病的人很容易想到自己是被撇弃的,于是耶稣去到西门的岳母家为她祷告。在医病的时候,“又有鬼从好些人身上出来,喊着说:‘你是神的儿子!’”耶稣不让他们说这些话,因为说话的不是对的人。

V42-44 耶稣的使命不仅是为了给人医病赶鬼行神迹,但他愿意怜悯人。在门徒家里的服事是充满爱和真理的服事,耶稣清楚让人明白真理。我们是否让我们所牧养的人清楚知道我们为什么要带领他们?

感谢神今天让我们看到在服事中的方向,我们倚靠的不是自己,而是圣灵的能力。在服事中首先要面对我们真实的生命,求神给我们力量胜过魔鬼对我们的试探。谢谢主给我们圣灵的能力,祝福每一个弟兄姐妹靠着圣灵进入神给我们的道路!