Faith of Jesus Christ


Mat 9:20-22 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed." Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.


What is the faith preached in the Bible? What does it mean when Jesus said “your faith has healed you”?


Faith is his power: According to Col 2:12 “Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.”, the faith is the operation or power of God. What kind of power? In the original Greek text1, “who hath raised him from the dead” modifies the faith, the power of God, rather than God. Therefore, the faith is the power of raising him from dead.


Faith is his work: In Eph 2:8-10 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” In this verse, it emphasizes that “Not of [man's] works, lest any man should boast” but “his workmanship”. It's a gift from him. It's the wage of his work paid for our debt. This is his work: “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” – Tit 2:14. That's why in Gal 2:16 it said “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” what this verse tried to reveal is this truth: knowing that a man is not justified by his own works, because all men are sinners (Rom 3:23), no matter how hard we work, the wages of our works (sin) is death (Rom 6:23). But by the work of Jesus Christ, we can be justified. Because he has no sin and His work is good: “For when we were yet without strength and ungodly, in due time Christ died for us” (Rom 5:6). This is his work.


Faith is himself: Isa 65:16 “That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth2; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth3; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.” In the original Hebrew text, the “God of truth” is “God of Amen”. Amen /m@a* in Hebrew means truth and faith. Therefore in Rev 3:14, Jesus called himself as the Amen, that is, the Faith. “…These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”


So my beloved Brothers and Sisters, next time when you hear that Jesus said “your faith has healed you”, we now understand that he is actually saying: your Jesus has healed you, his work has healed you, he died for you and his power now has covered you and will heal you from death. My Lord, my Saviour and my Almighty God, Thank you in his Faith, Amen.


1 diaV th'" pivstew" th'" ejnergeiva" tou' qeou' tou' ejgeivranto" aujtoVn ejk nekrw'n: : through the faith the power of God of raising him from dead.

2 Isa 65:16 truth Heb.: Amen /m@a*

3 Isa 65:16 truth Heb.: Amen /m@a*


Published on 07 Apr 2013 at 12:27AM under .


Exodus 3:11-12 But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."


Moses was looking for sign of past or “now” as an evidence to himself as well as to Pharaoh and Israelites that God sent him. But from the verse above, God told Moses what would happen in the future as the evidence. God's thought is different from human logic.


People typically secure an evidence on paper or in materials. But from the verse above, we learn that God setup an evidence in the life that Israelites are going to experience. God's way is different from human approach.


Dear Brothers and Sisters, let's try to ponder what is our evidence of our blessing? Did God already laid down his blessing in our life? Where is the evidence of his blessing in us?


Dear Brothers and Sisters, do we know: when we saw a child wearing a beautiful cloth, we saw the evidence of his/her parents' love on him/her, because his/her parents cherish their loving child with a beautiful dress. Likewise, when we saw a brother or a sister who lived in the word of God, we saw the evidence that our Heavenly Father loved him/her already. Because our Father cherishes his beloved child with a heavenly garment made of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.


Dear Brothers and Sisters, when one day, if you have been slandered and falsely persecuted, and you are still able to accept them who persecuted you with smile, with forgiveness and even praying for them for their salvation. I have to tell you: this is the evidence that you have been blessed by our Heavenly Father.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us understanding that we may live. Thank you that you let us understand that when we are willing to give to the poor, that joyful willingness is the evidence of our blessing. Thank you that you let us understand that when we have forgiven other's debt, that burdenless feet and restful peace is the evidence of our blessing. Thank you that you let us understand that when we love one another as you love us such that people can see we are your disciples and give glory to you, this is the evidence of our blessing. Thank you that you let us know that when we believed in the name of our savior Jesus Christ, this is the evidence that we are blessed with life eternal, praise to the LORD, in His name we pray, Amen.

Published on 01 Apr 2013 at 12:09AM under .


1Pe 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.1

1 that they might … Grk.: that they in the flesh might be judged according to men, but they in the spirit might live according to God. i{na kriqw'si meVn kataV ajnqrwvpou" sarkiV zw'si deV kataV qeoVn pneuvmati. 


Published on 27 Mar 2013 at 11:05PM under .


I just wanted to say what a wonderful new look has changed to! :D It looks beautiful! I know with its snazzy new look, people will be eager to add to this blog and share their wonderful thoughts while reading the bible :D I am sorry I haven't blogged in a while! Hopefully after all my final exams, I will have more time to blog! But here is a good bible verse to share while I am here! Psalms 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. I will try to always be joyful no matter what! :D

Published on 21 Mar 2013 at 03:34AM under .

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(民數記 21:7-9) 百姓到摩西那裡說我們怨讟耶和華和你有罪了求你禱告耶和華叫這些蛇離開我們於是摩西為百姓禱告耶和華對摩西說你製造一條火蛇掛在桿子上凡被咬的一望這蛇就必得活摩西便製造一條銅蛇掛在桿子上凡被蛇咬的一望這銅蛇就活了


這原是神給以色列人一項屬靈的教導:將來有一位要來擔當我們的罪,成了罪身的形狀,作了贖罪祭,在肉體中定了罪案.(8:3) 因此耶穌說:摩西在曠野怎樣舉蛇、人子也必照樣被舉起來.(3:14).所以神要摩西造了一條火蛇,掛在桿子上,用以預表那位甘心擔當我們罪惡過犯的,成了罪的形狀(火蛇),替我們掛在桿子上受咒詛(3:13),替我們頂罪,替我們死.凡願意仰望這桿子上替我們死的,就是那罪已得贖的,就活了!





(撒上 4:1-11) 以色列人出去與非利士人打仗安營在以便以謝非利士人安營在亞弗非利士人向以色列人擺陣兩軍交戰的時候以色列人敗在非利士人面前非利士人在戰場上殺了他們的軍兵約有四千人 百姓回到營裡以色列的長老說耶和華今日為何使我們敗在非利士人面前呢我們不如將耶和華的約櫃從示羅抬到我們這裡來好在我們中間救我們脫離敵人的手於是百姓打發人到示羅從那裡將坐在二基路伯上萬軍之耶和華的約櫃抬來以利的兩個兒子何弗尼非尼哈與 神的約櫃同來耶和華的約櫃到了營中以色列眾人就大聲歡呼地便震動非利士人聽見歡呼的聲音就說在希伯來人營裡大聲歡呼是什麼緣故呢隨後就知道耶和華的約櫃到了營中

非利士人就懼怕起來有神到了他們營中又說我們有禍了向來不曾有這樣的事我們有禍了誰能救我們脫離這些大能之神的手呢從前在曠野用各樣災殃擊打埃及人的就是這些神非利士人哪你們要剛強要作大丈夫免得作希伯來人的奴僕如同他們作你們的奴僕一樣你們要作大丈夫與他們爭戰非利士人和以色列人打仗以色列人敗了各向各家奔逃被殺的人甚多以色列的步兵仆倒了三萬 神的約櫃被擄去以利的兩個兒子何弗尼非尼哈也都被殺了









現在我們應該明白為什麼先知阿摩司說:不要往伯特利尋求不要進入吉甲不要過到別是巴因為吉甲必被擄掠伯特利也必歸於無有(5:5) 伯特利是耶和華向雅各顯現的聖地(28:19),吉甲是耶和華給以色列人離開曠野進入迦南地立約行割禮的潔淨之地(4:19-5-10),別是巴是亞伯拉罕求告耶和華永生神的名之地(21:33),這些地方歷代都被以色列人視為聖地,若有人想要自顯聖潔,都會到這些地方來尋求神.然而神卻藉阿摩司警戒以色列人不要到這些地方來,因為這些地方已成了那些藉著外表儀文來尋求神而內心卻遠離神之人(簡言之就是拜偶像之人)惹動神的忿怒之地,神已定意要毀滅這些地方來.神不要我們到這些地方來,免得與他們一同有罪,一同遭災殃.





  1. 我們是否也把耶穌的教導當偶像來拜呢?比如說耶穌在被賣的那一夜拿起餅來祝謝了就擘開遞給他們這是我的身體為你們捨的你們也應當如此行為的是記念我(22:19) 耶穌要我們如此行為的是記念,請問是行擘餅的儀文呢?還是效法耶穌為弟兄們捨命呢?若我們還恨弟兄不能為他們捨命,只能行擘餅的儀文,我們是否也和以色列人一樣把擘餅的儀文(把神的吩咐)當偶像來拜呢?

  2. 我們是否也把耶穌當偶像來拜呢?我們開口主阿閉口主阿,想要工作,求主,想要房子,求主,想要得醫治,求主,我們是否總是要主聽我們的,卻從來沒有聽主的,請問誰是主?我們的心呢?還是耶穌呢?若凡自己做主,那麼我們是否已經把耶穌當偶像來拜了?


親愛的弟兄姊妹們,讓我們彼此互勉,讓我們不是用外表的儀文敬拜耶穌,而是在真理和聖靈裡遵行他的話,正如耶穌對撒瑪利亞婦人所說的:婦人你當信我時候將到你們拜父也不在這山上也不在耶路撒冷你們所拜的你們不知道我們所拜的我們知道因為救恩是從猶太人出來的時候將到如今就是了那真正拜父的要在靈和真理裡面拜他因為父要這樣的人拜他 神是靈.所以拜他的、必須在靈和真理裡面拜他。(4:21-24)



Rom 8:3律法既因肉體軟弱有所不能行的 神就差遣自己的兒子成為罪身的形狀作了贖罪祭在肉體中定了罪案

Jhn 3:14摩西在曠野怎樣舉蛇人子也必照樣被舉起來

Gal 3:13基督既為我們受了咒詛、〔受原文作成〕就贖出我們脫離律法的咒詛.因為經上記著、『凡掛在木頭上都是被咒詛的。』

2Ki 18:4他廢去邱壇毀壞柱像砍下木偶打碎摩西所造的銅蛇因為到那時以色列人仍向銅蛇燒香希西家叫銅蛇為銅塊或作人稱銅蛇為銅像

Amo 5:25-26以色列家阿你們在曠野四十年豈是將祭物和供物獻給我呢你們抬著為自己所造之摩洛的帳幕和偶像的龕並你們的神星

Amo 5:5不要往伯特利尋求不要進入吉甲不要過到別是巴因為吉甲必被擄掠伯特利也必歸於無有

Jer 9:11我必使耶路撒冷變為亂堆、為龍的住處.也必使猶大的城邑、變為荒場、無人居住。

Mat 24:2耶穌對他們說你們不是看見這殿宇麼我實在告訴你們將來在這裡沒有一塊石頭留在石頭上不被拆毀了

Published on 06 Mar 2013 at 01:37AM under .


(民数记 21:7-9) 百姓到摩西那里说、我们怨讟耶和华和你、有罪了、求你祷告耶和华、叫这些蛇离开我们.于是摩西为百姓祷告。耶和华对摩西说、你制造一条火蛇、挂在杆子上、凡被咬的、一望这蛇、就必得活。摩西便制造一条铜蛇、挂在杆子上.凡被蛇咬的、一望这铜蛇、就活了。

这原是神给以色列人一项属灵的教导:将来有一位要来担当我们的罪,成了罪身的形状,作了赎罪祭,在肉体中定了罪案.(罗8:3) 因此耶稣说:摩西在旷野怎样举蛇、人子也必照样被举起来.(约3:14).所以神要摩西造了一条火蛇,挂在杆子上,用以预表那位甘心担当我们罪恶过犯的,成了罪的形状(火蛇),替我们挂在杆子上受咒诅(加3:13),替我们顶罪,替我们死.凡愿意仰望这杆子上替我们死的,就是那罪已得赎的,就活了!
(撒上 4:1-11) 以色列人出去与非利士人打仗、安营在以便以谢、非利士人安营在亚弗。 非利士人向以色列人摆阵.两军交战的时候、以色列人败在非利士人面前、非利士人在战场上杀了他们的军兵、约有四千人。 百姓回到营里、以色列的长老说、耶和华今日为何使我们败在非利士人面前呢.我们不如将耶和华的约柜、从示罗抬到我们这里来、好在我们中间救我们脱离敌人的手。 于是百姓打发人到示罗、从那里将坐在二基路伯上万军之耶和华的约柜抬来.以利的两个儿子何弗尼、非尼哈、与 神的约柜同来。 耶和华的约柜到了营中、以色列众人就大声欢呼、地便震动。 非利士人听见欢呼的声音、就说、在希伯来人营里大声欢呼、是什么缘故呢.随后就知道耶和华的约柜到了营中。
非利士人就惧怕起来、说、有神到了他们营中.又说、我们有祸了.向来不曾有这样的事。 我们有祸了、谁能救我们脱离这些大能之神的手呢.从前在旷野用各样灾殃击打埃及人的、就是这些神。非利士人哪、你们要刚强、要作大丈夫、免得作希伯来人的奴仆、如同他们作你们的奴仆一样.你们要作大丈夫与他们争战。 非利士人和以色列人打仗.以色列人败了、各向各家奔逃.被杀的人甚多、以色列的步兵仆倒了三万。 神的约柜被掳去.以利的两个儿子何弗尼、非尼哈、也都被杀了。
现在我们应该明白为什么先知阿摩司说:不要往伯特利寻求、不要进入吉甲、不要过到别是巴.因为吉甲必被掳掠、伯特利也必归于无有。(摩5:5) 伯特利是耶和华向雅各显现的圣地(创28:19),吉甲是耶和华给以色列人离开旷野进入迦南地立约行割礼的洁净之地(书4:19-5-10),别是巴是亚伯拉罕求告耶和华永生神的名之地(创21:33),这些地方历代都被以色列人视为圣地,若有人想要自显圣洁,都会到这些地方来寻求神.然而神却藉阿摩司警戒以色列人不要到这些地方来,因为这些地方已成了那些藉着外表仪文来寻求神而内心却远离神之人(简言之就是拜偶像之人)惹动神的忿怒之地,神已定意要毁灭这些地方来.神不要我们到这些地方来,免得与他们一同有罪,一同遭灾殃.
1.我们是否也把耶稣的教导当偶像来拜呢?比如说耶稣在被卖的那一夜拿起饼来祝谢了、就擘开递给他们、说、这是我的身体、为你们舍的.你们也应当如此行、为的是记念我。(路22:19) 耶稣要我们如此行、为的是记念他,请问是行擘饼的仪文呢?还是效法耶稣为弟兄们舍命呢?若我们还恨弟兄不能为他们舍命,只能行擘饼的仪文,我们是否也和以色列人一样把擘饼的仪文(把神的吩咐)当偶像来拜呢?
亲爱的弟兄姊妹们,让我们彼此互勉,让我们不是用外表的仪文敬拜耶稣,而是在真理和圣灵里遵行他的话,正如耶稣对撒玛利亚妇人所说的:妇人、你当信我、时候将到、你们拜父、也不在这山上、也不在耶路撒冷。你们所拜的、你们不知道.我们所拜的、我们知道.因为救恩是从犹太人出来的。时候将到、如今就是了、那真正拜父的、要在灵和真理里面拜他、因为父要这样的人拜他。 神是灵.所以拜他的、必须在灵和真理里面拜他。(约4:21-24)
Rom 8:3律法既因肉体软弱、有所不能行的、 神就差遣自己的儿子、成为罪身的形状、作了赎罪祭、在肉体中定了罪案.
Jhn 3:14摩西在旷野怎样举蛇、人子也必照样被举起来.
Gal 3:13基督既为我们受了咒诅、〔受原文作成〕就赎出我们脱离律法的咒诅.因为经上记着、‘凡挂在木头上都是被咒诅的。’
2Ki 18:4他废去邱坛、毁坏柱像、砍下木偶、打碎摩西所造的铜蛇.因为到那时以色列人仍向铜蛇烧香.希西家叫铜蛇为铜块。〔或作人称铜蛇为铜像〕
Amo 5:25-26以色列家阿、你们在旷野四十年、岂是将祭物和供物献给我呢。你们抬着为自己所造之摩洛的帐幕和偶像的龛、并你们的神星。
Amo 5:5不要往伯特利寻求、不要进入吉甲、不要过到别是巴.因为吉甲必被掳掠、伯特利也必归于无有。
Jer 9:11我必使耶路撒冷变为乱堆、为龙的住处.也必使犹大的城邑、变为荒场、无人居住。
Mat 24:2耶稣对他们说、你们不是看见这殿宇么.我实在告诉你们、将来在这里、没有一块石头留在石头上不被拆毁了。

Published on 03 Mar 2013 at 01:14AM under .


原文洗禮是baptivzw 簡單的講就是洗滌或洗淨的意思. 事實上,耶穌並不用水與人施洗, 而是他的門徒用水施洗 (4:2). 並且在四福音中, 施洗約翰傳道見證他的榮耀說:『我是用水給你們施洗叫你們悔改但那在我以後來的能力比我更大我就是給他提鞋也不配他要用聖靈與火給你們施洗(3:11)(1:8)(3:16)(1:33). 最後在使徒行傳1:5,耶穌親自宣告:『約翰是用水施洗但不多幾日你們要受聖靈的洗所以根據聖經,人是用水施洗(就如施洗約翰,因為他是人無法也沒有能力用聖靈與人施洗),但那全能的主宰,創造宇宙天地的真神,我們的天父,耶穌基督,他是那位唯一有能力並且願意用聖靈與人施洗的救主.因此所謂的水洗禮不管是浸水禮也好或是點水禮也好都是外表的儀文,在神面前是毫無功效的.所以使徒保羅才說:『原來在基督耶穌裡受割禮不受割禮全無功效惟獨藉著愛運行的信實才有功效.(5:6),這項教導,拿今天的話來說就是:原來在基督耶穌裡水洗不受水洗全無功效惟獨藉著愛運行的信實才有功效.


Published on 13 Feb 2013 at 12:30AM under .


原文洗礼是 baptivzw 简单的讲就是洗涤或洗净的意思. 事实上,耶稣并不用水与人施洗, 而是他的门徒用水施洗 (约 4:2). 并且在四福音中, 施洗约翰传道见证他的荣耀说:‘我是用水给你们施洗、叫你们悔改.但那在我以后来的、能力比我更大、我就是给他提鞋、也不配.他要用圣灵与火给你们施洗。’(太3:11)(可1:8)(路3:16)(约1:33). 最后在使徒行传1:5,耶稣亲自宣告:‘约翰是用水施洗.但不多几日、你们要受圣灵的洗。’所以根据圣经,人是用水施洗(就如施洗约翰,因为他是人无法也没有能力用圣灵与人施洗),但那全能的主宰,创造宇宙天地的真神,我们的天父,耶稣基督,他是那位唯一有能力并且愿意用圣灵与人施洗的救主.因此所谓的水洗礼不管是浸水礼也好或是点水礼也好都是外表的仪文,在神面前是毫无功效的.所以使徒保罗才说:‘原来在基督耶稣里、受割礼不受割礼、全无功效.惟独藉着爱运行的信实、才有功效.’(加5:6),这项教导,拿今天的话来说就是:原来在基督耶稣里、受水洗不受水洗、全无功效.惟独藉着爱运行的信实、才有功效.


Published on 13 Feb 2013 at 12:29AM under .


歷代志下 16: 1-3「亞撒三十六年,以色列王巴沙上來攻擊猶大,修築拉瑪不許人從猶大王亞撒那裏出入。於是亞撒從耶和華殿和王宮的府庫裏,拿出金銀來,送與住大馬色的亞蘭王便哈達說﹕你父曾與我父立約,我與你也要立約。現在我將金銀送給你,求你廢掉你與以色列王巴沙所立的約,使他離開我。」


我們人生爭戰的事有那些?是夫妻關係嗎、婆媳關係嗎、同事關係嗎、事業的得失嗎、學業嗎、產業的糾紛嗎、訴訟嗎、疾病的困擾嗎、名譽面子問 題嗎、還是教會的服事同工之間的意見不同嗎?當我們遇到了這些事的時候,我們的反應是什麼?神藉著亞撒王要告訴我們一件事,就是若我們也和亞撒王一樣想 靠著金銀或靠人來解決我們人生的爭戰,結局是「此後,你必有爭戰的事。」也就是說沒完沒了的爭戰!




倚靠神就是不靠人的話﹕詩篇 116﹕11「人都是說謊的!」傳道書 7﹕21「人所說的一切話,你不要放在心上」



倚靠神就是不靠計劃 ﹕ 詩篇127﹕1「若不是耶和華建造房屋,建造的人就枉然勞力;若不是耶和華看守城池,看守的人就枉然警醒。」



我們再來看一段經文,馬可福音6﹕47-51「到了晚上,船在海中,耶穌獨自在岸上,看見門徒因風不順,搖櫓甚苦。夜裏四更天,就在海面上走,往他們那裏去,意思要走過他們去。但門徒看見他在海面上走,以為是鬼怪,就喊叫起來。因為他們都看見了他,且甚驚慌。耶穌連忙對他們說﹕你們放心,是我,不要怕!於是到他們那裏上了船,風就住了,他們心裏十分驚奇。」我們人生(船)在世(海)猶如海上行船,常常頂撞神不順服所以「風不順」,常常靠自己所以「 搖櫓甚苦」,耶穌從天上 ( 「岸 上」)看我們看見我們因不順服而受苦,就親自來到世上(「就在海面上走」),但世人不認識他還「以為是鬼怪」因 而 甚 驚慌。世人因不認識神,遇見風浪就驚慌,無法倚靠神,其實神就在我們身邊。耶穌憐憫我們的無知我們的不信,便「連忙對我們說﹕你們放心,是我,不要怕!」 當耶穌親自「上了船」(耶穌住進我們的心中),奇妙的事就發生了 ﹕ 「 風就住了」---- 我們便與神和好了,平安喜樂就湧流不斷地從天而來 ----正如亞撒王的兒子約沙法重新回過頭來尋求神倚靠神時,「約沙法的國得享太平,因為神賜他四境平安。」(歷下20﹕30)親愛的弟兄姐妹們,你願意你人生爭戰的事平息嗎?你願意你人生的 風浪止住嗎?讓我們一起求耶穌「上」我們這艘「船」,讓我們單單地倚靠他,感謝讚美主,阿們。

Published on 31 Jan 2013 at 01:35AM under .


2Ch 16:1-3 "In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, [There is] a league between me and thee, as [there was] between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me."

Dear Sisters and Brothers, when we encounter a tribulation in our life, what's our reaction? The verses above tell a story about the king Asa, who was trusting in the LORD that smote the Ethiopians of an host of a thousand thousand (2Ch 14:9-12), at his old age trusted in gold and men instead! At the end as the LORD said to him through the seer Hanani: "Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars." (2Ch 16:9)

What is the war in our life? Do we have trouble in marriage? in family? with colleagues? in business? in school? in illness? or even in the church? When we encounter these tribulations, what's our reaction? The LORD through king Asa tells us the Truth, that is if we would like to rely on money or human beings to resolve our wars in life, the ending will be "herefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars." that is more wars to come!

What does it mean to Trust in the LORD?

Trust in the LORD means Do not lean on our own understanding: Pro 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Trust in the LORD means Do not rely on men: Psm 146:3-4 "Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish."

Trust in the LORD means Do not take heed on all words that are spoken by men: Psm 116:11 "I said in my haste, All men [are] liars." Ecc 7:21 "Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken;"

Trust in the LORD means Do not labor to be rich: Pro 23:4-5 "Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven."

Trust in the LORD means Do not rely on the power: Psm 33:16 "There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength."

Trust in the LORD means Do not rely on the plan: Psm 127:1 "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain."

Trust in the LORD means Do not trust in idols: Psm 115:4-8 "Their idols [are] silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; [so is] every one that trusteth in them."

How do we Trust in the LORD then?

Let's read another set of verses: Mak 6:47-51 "And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered."

Our life (ship) on earth (sea) is as a ship sails in the midst of the sea. We sin against the LORD, therefore "the wind was contrary unto" us and we trusted in ourselves thus we were often "toiling in rowing" all day and all night ("about forth watch of the night") without resting. Our Lord Jesus saw our sufferings from the Heavens ("on the land") and come unto us on earth ("walking upon the sea"). But we did not know Him and even thought "it had been a spirit, and cried out: For we all saw Him and were troubled!" Men do not know Him, when tribulation come, all were troubled and cannot Trust in Him. Our Lord Jesus has mercy upon us and forgives our foolishness and unbelief. He came and said to us "Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid." When Jesus "went up into the ship" (Jesus went up unto us into our heart), miracle happened: "the wind ceased"! ------ when we reconciled with Him, the joy and the peace from the Heavens overflow in us!  ------ Just like when Jehoshaphat, the son of king Asa, turned to the LORD again and trusted in the LORD alone, "So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about." (2Ch 20:30).

Dear Sisters and Brothers, would you like to quiet down the war in your life? would you like to cease the wind against you? Let's pray to our Lord  the only Savior Jesus Christ to "go up into our ship", let us only Trust in Him and Him alone. Praise be thy Name, Amen.

Published on 31 Jan 2013 at 01:31AM under .

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