(Elderly Ministry 24th September 2010)
1. Born again spirit
1) Born again is an illumination (光照) coming from God to our depraved passive spirit. Just like a plant which requires water and sunlight of kindness and encouragements, one day, the born again Spirit came into our life. Irresistible, it came and took dominion of us, making us main characters putting all relative things under our feet, and promised to continue to work in us till the ends of the age.
(1) Depraved and passive
(2) No other choice but ONLY Christ
(3) Received all answers
(4) Through all things He messages me to find me
(5) Ambassadors, people of the covenant
2) This born again spirit stays with us even now. We must learn how to preserve it and extend it:
(1) Depraved and passive -> 蒙 blessed must live in God to become alive (see and hear God)
(2) No other choice but ONLY Christ -> the Amen “Death and Resurrection” proclamation belief
(3) Require all answers -> restore understanding of “not under law of sin and death but life and Spirit” -> not to continue to be accused, let go, to fully look positively upwards towards God’s smiling face
(4) Through all things He messages me to find me -> restore the God-driven method of processing God came upon me
(5) Ambassadors, people of the covenant -> restore a spirit that resists the devil and responds to God
3) Every good thing is now in us, and the evil spirits are not inside our life. Romans 8:28 happens to us now.
2. We have to quiet down in our spirit: to confirm
1) If we do not preserve the blessed heart, we will go into the following, because we have become alive to now be affected by evil spirits, even thought they are not inside our life
(3) Habit of Doubting
(4) Stronghold of physique
2) Even though it is difficult, if you know the voice comes to you assuredly in accordance with the bible, quiet down and calm down 安静、冷静, then look it from the view that you have a relationship with God
Does God have expectations of us? Can your act of loving God be man-driven and not be pleasing to God? What is actually loving God?
(1) Accusations -> be assured (because only people born again will have accusations)
(2) Numbness -> wake up (by realizing danger of “no convictions”)
(3) Habit of Doubting -> must start to confirm in all things (by casting demons, to use each piece of evidence to cast doubts back on what the devil is doing, and point confirmation reality back to Emmanuel God)
(4) Stronghold of physique – need 3 years of healing process (at the end, it has to produce a “believe soley and really on God’s word”, therefore, in the process, don’t just wait, explain using all sorts of angles and repetition, and confirmations, to prove, to let him remain in a fellowship atmosphere full of Emmanuel, so as to make him “believe”. Don’t say, “Aiyah, can only rely on prayers for him now”, but realize that you are there in this process to help him. You can help open his eyes each moment by clearing his accused heart to believe, e.g. go closer to church, etc, and make him have feelings towards God again and again.)
3) Fully accept God’s Voice — Passage Reading: <Ps 19:1-6> (God’s words must be understood through His Spiritual Voice) = it is not God’s will to remain in accusations, but His will to accept 100% of His Voice
God is everywhere. He is with you. He is invisible and not in the voice of man or animals, but His voice is so loud that it shouts from the east to the west and from morning to night
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
4) Then fully accept that God’s Laws are His love to break the curse of evil spirits affecting your blessed spirit inside of you
Passage Reading: <Ps 19:7-9>
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
3. Be alive to respond to God
Are we ready to hang on to God?
Passage Reading: <Ps 19:10-14>
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
1) Fighting (spiritual battles) is needed
Identity, hold on to vision, enemies and sufferings will surely appear, only way is to become perfect in thoughts, words and deeds. The reason of us holding on to vision and doing good works of God is to break the spirit of curse entering in and out of our life. That is our conscience level of faith, up it and Satan cannot come in. I discover that we are in the world. If there is no absolute formatted word of God for us to grasp to discern the correct Spirit and angels in the world, we will definitely be led away in chaotic confusion in this world of 1/3 full of evil spirits affecting us 24 hours.
2) Guard your heart <Pro 4:23> <Pro 1-9> <1Jn 2:15-17>
The English bible says this better in using the word “guard” over “保守”.
<Proverbs 4:23> “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” In the context of <Proverbs 1-9>, the bible emphasizes us to exchange ANYTHING just to exchange, receive and acquire Wisdom (the Spirit that “protects, counsels and instructs” the heart and mind).
The bible says in <1Jn 2:15-17>
15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
Three things to place in the correct “guard” (the use of the keyword “guard” in guarding your hearts and minds as mentioned in the bible), in order to let the Spirit of born again arise.
Resolute (= break the curse)
(1) Need of Money – Firstfruits = tithes = God first
(2) Need of Flesh – Love your wife/husband (there are unlimited “relationship” that can be built; be interested in him, submit to him, love her, be interested in her), love letting God use my flesh as a vessel and instrument of God = I am one to take care of people, don’t be selfish
(3) Need of Glamor – Satisfaction = give thanks in all circumstances = Emmanuel
3) Ingratitude Vs Thanksgiving
The Spirit of Emmanuel Message = Seeking the Highest reasons (once gotten, forever unforgettable and always remembered, impressed and sealed in the heart = eternal absolute reasons found only in the born again spirit)
4) Do by scheduled = give thanks, daily pray for husband and children, 自己好就好 It is 100% sufficient to be well in your spirit
(a) Child of God
(c) Providence (Spirit, Wisdom, Body)
(d) Family and Brethrens to live for
(e) Inheritance (promise of gospelization)
=> Let these become your set of armor
5) Confirm = main character spirit
(1) Test and approve: Absolute -> Relative => unforgettable effect of God’s word. We need evidence in order to increase our faith
(2) Power to focus and think, not held back by discouragements => get wisdom in all kinds of ways of the Holy Spirit
6) Live in seeing God pleased = seeing heart transformed
(1) Continuous prayers
(2) Concentration prayers