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我們正處於為即將來到的奇妙階段做準備的時期。…


留在風暴中心 
作者:艾道格 
日期:2019年8月6日 
中譯/來源:微牧之歌,蒙允刊載

如今,我們正處於為即將來到的奇妙階段做準備的時期。雖然事情看似不確定,但我們必須以屬天的眼光去看待發生在世界上的爭戰。

可以確定的是,災難與險阻並非來自上帝,乃是從撒旦而來,黑暗的勢力試圖讓你對臨近的突破失去信心。

「所以,既然我們得了不能被震動的國度,就要感恩,照著 神所喜悅的,用虔誠、敬畏的心事奉神」(希伯來書12:28聖經和合本2010)

上帝在使用這些艱難時期預備我們。為了能領受天父更高層次的權柄與呼召,我們才經受試煉與預備。

神與你同在

主正呼召你,心無畏懼的穿過風暴。主不但一直在保守你,在整個穿越風暴的過程中,祂一直呼喚著你的名字。

「雅各啊,創造你的耶和華,以色列啊,造成你的那位,現在如此說:‘你不要害怕,因為我救贖了你;我曾提你的名召你,你是屬我的。’」(以賽亞書43:1聖經和合本2010)

留心觀察神給你的確據,祂要以你能明白的方式讓你知道,祂與你同在。主按你的名認識你,祂知道你的需要,此刻有計劃與戰略釋放給你。

「你從水中經過,我必與你同在,你渡過江河,水必不漫過你;你在火中行走,也不被燒傷,火焰必不燒著你身。」(以賽亞書43:2聖經和合本2010)

過去幾個月裡,我經歷了最為艱難猛烈的風暴與試探,主讓我知道如何度過這段時期,成為勝利的勇士,而非敗寇。

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「海裡忽然起了猛烈的風暴,以致船幾乎被波浪淹沒,耶穌卻睡著了。」(馬太福音8:24聖經和合本2010)

主耶穌向我們顯明,在艱難時刻保持平靜安穩,是多麼重要。

祂在風暴中安睡,之後斥責風浪平靜下來。在另一個例子中,當風暴襲捲祂的門徒時,祂在水面上乘著風浪行走。(馬太福音14:22-26)

「耶穌連忙對他們說:‘放心!是我,不要怕!’」(馬太福音14:27聖經和合本2010)

這是主此刻要讓你知道的先知性話語:不要懼怕,因主與你同在。

主讓我知道如何選擇我的戰場。你能在暴虐的風暴中間找到「平靜的風眼」,就像颶風的中心那樣。我本來每天都要經歷數場爭戰,但當我找到平靜地帶的時候,我盡最大努力讓自己整天都留在那裡。

一致是關鍵

「弟兄們,我藉我們主耶穌基督的名勸你們說話要一致。你們中間不可分裂,只要一心一意彼此團結。」(哥林多前書1:10聖經和合本2010)

當我們與主真理的話語保持一致,能力就會隨之而來。要切記,聖經中對你的應許,都是非常真實的。當你與上帝的話語和聖經的真理保持一致時,你便與天國一致。

肢體間保持一致,同樣會獲得能力。你改變此刻困境的最好方法是,放下成見與困難,轉而代禱並活出基督的愛。

仇敵在增長風暴的勢力,因為這個季節的突破此時已經來了。找到平靜安穩之地,留在風暴中心。剛強壯膽,因主與你同在!


Prophetic Word: Staying in the Eye of the Storm
August 6, 2019
Doug Addison

We are in a time of preparation for some amazing times that are just ahead. Though it seems like things are uncertain, we must gain a heavenly perspective to overcome the attacks that are active all over the world.

You can be sure that the disasters and difficult times we are seeing are not from God. These things are from Satan and the forces of darkness that are trying to discourage you from the breakthrough that is about to happen.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28 NIV

God is using these difficult times to prepare us. In order to receive greater levels of His power and calling we are in a time of testing and preparation.

The Lord is calling you to walk through the storms without being afraid. The Lord not only has you covered but He is speaking your name in the midst of it all.

But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NIV

Watch for God to give you confirmations and speak in ways that you will know He is with you. The Lord knows your name and your needs and there are plans and strategies being released for you right now.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 NIV

The past few months have been some of the fiercest storms and trials for me, but the Lord showed me how to get through this time and be a victor, not a victim.

Staying in the eye of the storm

Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. Matthew 8:24 NIV

Jesus demonstrated for us the importance of staying at peace during stressful times.

He slept through a violent storm and later He commanded it to be still. In another example when the storm was coming against His disciples He walked on the water above the waves (Matthew 14:22-26).

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:27 NIV

This is a prophetic word from the Lord to you right now—do not be afraid for the Lord is with you.

The Lord has shown me how to pick and choose my battles. In the midst of the heaviest storms you can find the “eye of peace,” like the center of a hurricane. I have had to fight some battles each day but once I find that place of peace, I do my best to stay there all day.

Agreement is a key

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV

There is power when we can come into agreement with the words of the Lord. Keep in mind that the promises to you in the Bible are all very real. As you come into agreement with the Word of God and the Bible you are in agreement with Heaven.

There is also power in agreeing with each other. You can change your situation right now by laying down disagreement and differences and replace them with prayers and love.

The enemy is kicking up the storms because the breakthrough to this new season is now here. Find the place of peace and stay in the eye of the storm. Be encouraged because the Lord is with you!