(乐龄事工Elderly Ministry 14 May 2010)
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1. How to meet God and converse with Him? [Life] Chapters 1-17
1) To meet God through the 5 offerings (Chapter 1-7)
(Setting apart between worshipping demons and worshipping God)
祷告有没有流血的祭 = 祷告里，有没有‘生命’。必要确认：我的祷告和在祷告中得着的应允和答案，是否有【宗教、伦理道德、神秘、人为、求福、求平安、理性化、感性化、抽象化】的味道，还是有【流血的祭、按照事实、应许、讨神的喜悦、神又明白我的处境、进到心灵】的味道？这就是耶稣基督的祷告了。
Burnt Offering (Burnt Offering is like burning up everything. It does not even become food for us in the end, because everything is chopped up and burnt. There must be absolutely no conditions attached to receive the heavenly truth and grace, and this is in order for Christ to appear) – The ceiling of Yoido Full Gospel Church – set your minds on things above (mega church, mega ceiling)
Burnt Offering (Burnt offering results in freedom, assurance so that a dead life can be arisen) – This is Pastor David Cho Yonggi speaking on "The way to live a life without fear".
Burnt Offering = Offering of fire — Living Sacrifice, Self Offering
– 因‘罪’而‘不能’：不能愿意 -> 愿意 -> 不愿意 -> 愿意 -> 不能顺服 -> 愿意顺服 -> 要顺服
– 因‘知神的美意’而‘不能’：管教、苦难（不要->不怕->神的儿子才有管教->因认识神的真理才有管教、苦难 = 更高的祝福，叫神感动）
Grain Offering (tithes shouldn’t be here, but this is with thanksgiving offerings, serving, being small group leaders to take small groups, praising God with music. It still comes with other blood offerings, i.e. guilt offering or fellowship offering. But Grain offering is like, after understanding and going through blood offering, it is a step of faith, e.g. never stop meetings to see protection/rebuilding, pray to see restoration, serve to see anointing) – Myung Sung Presbyterian Church Choir (mega church, mega thanksgiving)
Grain Offering – Myung Sung Presbyterian Church deacons managing and counting tithes/offerings
素祭= 谷祭=细面、油、乳香、盐、初熟的— 感恩、事奉
Grain Offering = Offering of grain = fine flour, oil, incense, salt, first fruits — thanksgiving, serving
Fellowship Offering (best analogy I can find is in discipleship training as a mid-week meeting, and our small group meeting. Through this we receive reconciliation with Christ and reconciliation with our brethrens) – One big hall in a block of building of "Sarang Community Church" – are they eating, talking and/or sharing? Actually, they are having discipleship training (in groups (after worship service), each taking turns to share, according to a lesson-by-lesson material laid out by the Emeritus Pastor Oak Han Hum).
平安祭= 牺牲、饼— 与神与人交通
Fellowship Offering = Sacrifice, Bread – Fellowship with God and man
平安祭 = 与神和睦
平安祭《3:1,6》 = 看见神的牺牲，而自己让步（自己原谅自己）: Peace offering is about the sacrifice that we have to give in so that we will be reconciled with God
Sin Offering (= Lord, I repent, purify me as I surrender to you to restore my very purpose, reveal and manifest to your children again) – "Sarang Community Church" Worship Service: main sanctuary is at basement level, pulpit at the lowest point. This is a mega church best known for discipleship training. This shocked me as a church having the most number of young people loving to be equipped (the picture shows all young adults). They are all singing, "Lord, reveal and give us power to save!"
Sin Offering = Repentance, Cleansing, Submission
特别在：误犯 -> 一知道 -> 赎罪祭（受膏的祭司《4:3》、以色列全会众《4:13》、官长《4:22》、民中《4:27》、其他《5章》）
【有压力、太硬、太需要舒服、不自由、不能爱主、埋怨、不能祝福到人、人不愿意接近我、说话不小心伤了人、等】的心灵 -> 尊贵的圣民 -> 必不偶然、必有更新 -> “主啊，向我显现”悔改/转向 -> 洗净、洁净 -> 顺从
不再有咒诅、问题 -> 但若继续犯罪、无能、软弱 -> 问题、祸继续渐渐严重的显现（警告），所以牧者牧养是很重要的（《6:26》“为赎罪献这祭的祭司要吃，要在圣处、就是在会幕的院子里吃”给天使看）
Guilt Ofering (The bible mentions that this is the most holy offering. The closest meeting analogy I can find is with “Prayer Meeting”, where we repent, purify, intercede, and compensate for Christ’s Body (fill up in our flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions <Col 1:24>) our bro/sis, compensation in prayer and in works of wisdom) – Myung Sung Presbyterian Church – best known for daily dawn/morning prayer meetings at 5am, 6am, 7am and 8:30am (Mon-Fri timings). It is not the pastor’s powerful tongue, the deep blessed message, or the grand many meetings that works, but it is the many prayers to face God being a living and active God that is with us, and be concerned of the concerns of God that moves God to gospelize an individual, a small group, a family, a local church, a nation and the whole world.
Guilt Offering = Repentance, Cleansing, Compensate (1 + 20%)
《7:1》赎愆祭是至圣的Guilt offering is most holy -> 所以才要做
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