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Revelation 6 – There is the Word and There is the Shaking 启示录 6 – 有话语 有震动

Wednesday, 21st September 2022

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-8 Come and See

There is a scroll in God’s hand, it is filled with the words God wants to speak to us, and it is for us. But who can open this scroll and reveal what is in it? Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us that whatever is hidden is for God, only what is revealed is for us. We need the Word of God and we also need the Holy Spirit, in order to receive the Way of life revealed to us. Let our spirit be alert, be awaken, and be sensitive to the Word of God.

The Lamb who was slain can open the scroll, He lives under the Tree of Life. When the scroll is opened, we should not be afraid of what’s revealed, because the Word of God is to give us peace, not to harm us or to make us scared. We must have the right attitude to look at the Book of Revelation, from a different angle then we can see what God wants us to see.

When the Word of God come to us, there will be shaking, but what is our focus? Not the problems in front of us, but the work of God to be done. There will be wars, there will be earthquakes, there will be famines, and there will be death, but how to face all these things? The Lamb opens the scroll and gives us the Word of God. We come to morning devotion so we can overcome all the fears from the wars, the earthquakes, the famines and the death. The Word of God is filled in the scroll, for those who belong to Him and for His beloved. Let us receive the Word from God today.

Section Two V9-11 Rest a Little While

When God has not yet moved, we should also not move. John saw the revelations under the altar, not on the top of it. We want to offer for God on the top of the altar, but God is revealing to us under the altar. Are we afraid of death? God told us not to be afraid, but to wait upon Him. Furthermore we must live a holy life, do not try to walk the short cut. Because we know this is the end times, we cannot lie to ourselves, therefore we must stay alert, lead a godly life, and focus on God.

Section Three V12-17 Who is Able to Stand?

Everything in the Bible is coming to past, the wars, the earthquakes, the famines… everything written 2000 years ago is happening now! Those people with wealth and authority are hiding in the cave, building stronghold underground, hoping they can escape. But who is able to stand? Only by being still and waiting upon God, who has revealed everything to us and will be with us until the end.

启示录 6 – 有话语 有震动                                

2022年9月21日 星期三

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启示录第六章的内容与第五章紧密连接。在第五章所提到的神手上写满字的“书卷”是给我们,好像是一个公告、信息。老约翰知道我们每一个人都需要看这书卷,因为里面的信息是关乎我们的。申命记29:29告诉我们隐秘的事是属于神的,明显的事才是我们的。我们的灵要兴旺、敏锐,才能看懂神的话语,从中看到生命的道。唯有那曾被杀死的羔羊才能打开这书卷。书卷被打开之后,我们若只关心里面预言要发生的事情,我们就没办法看到神的话语、心意。神的话是不会带出战争和灾难的,因为他的话是我们脚前的灯、路上的光。我们的灵若被挑旺,我们就不会只看到问题,而是能把神的奥秘打开。

一、v.1-8 Come and See

神都知道我们会发生什么事。瘟疫、地震、战争、经济动荡等等天灾人祸真的是从神而来的吗?圣经上说,神所怀的意念是赐平安的意念,那些灾祸其实都是人自己在罪中带出来的,因为在神最初创造的伊甸园里,一切都是美好的。

我们看到第一印被揭开的时候,可能看见白马代表战争,然而被揭开的书卷里的字不是我们所看到的白马或红马。被杀的羔羊“揭开七印”是为了让我们能“成为国民做祭司,归于神,在地上执掌王权”(启5:9-10)。地上确实是有冲突、战争、饥荒、死亡,但我们靠着羔羊给我们书卷里的话语,就有“权柄、丰富、智慧、能力、尊贵、荣耀、颂赞”(5:12)。当灾难来临时,我们是否因着害怕而去跟风抢购生活必需品?我们跟世人没有什么两样,但羔羊能打开书卷,战胜地上的这一切。神预备的书卷是给我们这些愿意跟从他的人,不要只看到事情的发生然后就想怎么处理问题,而是靠主的话语在一切灾难中胜过恐惧。

二、v.9-11 还要安息片时

神要我们谦卑在生命树气息下,神不动,我们就不动。

V9 我们可能想成为那祭坛上的祭物,但神要我们谦卑在“祭坛底下”为他的道作见证。

V11 人在世上必有一死,我们基督徒害怕死亡吗?神告诉我们不要害怕死亡,而要等候。“白衣”代表圣洁,当我们面对困难、问题时,要保持圣洁,不要走灰色地带、世人的道路。如今已经是末世了,我们要知道神的心意,不要以为看到黑暗的事情而放下对神的忠心,而要等候神。

三、v.12-17 谁能站得住

V12-15 灾难不是因为第六印被揭开才发生。包括地震、战争、饥荒,等等,其实如今也在发生,发达国家的政府官员甚至为躲避灾难已经在地底下造了保护所,这些正是两千年前圣经所描述的情景。

V16-17 灾难来临时,“谁能站得住”?主耶稣早已对我们说过:“天国近了,你们要悔改”。我们真的愿意懊悔死行吗?真的愿意在有灾难、战争来临时悔改吗,还是只顾自己、忙自己想要做的事?爱我们的天父知道我们会面临的问题,所以他为我们预备他的话语成为我们脚前的灯、路上的光。我们要安静,等神带我们走。

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