你仍然還在癡癡望著天嗎? Are You Still Looking into Heaven?

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你仍然還在癡癡望著天嗎? Are You Still Looking into Heaven?

fromthecrosstoApril 6th, 2014 四月六日

你仍然還在癡癡望著天嗎?
Are You Still Looking into Heaven?
Speaker/講師: Lawrance Wu 吳裕仁 
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經文:使徒行傳1:6-11 (和合本)

•6他們聚集的時候,問耶穌:「主啊,你就要在這時候復興以色列國嗎?」 7耶穌對他們說:「父憑著自己的權柄所定的時候和日期,不是你們可以知道的。 8但聖靈降臨在你們身上,你們就必得著能力,並要在耶路撒冷猶太全地和撒瑪利亞,直到地極,作我的見證。」 9說了這些話,他們正看的時候,他被接上升,有一朵雲彩從他們眼前把他接去。 10他升上去的時候,他們定睛望天,看哪,有兩個人身穿白衣站在他們旁邊, 11說:「加利利人哪,你們為甚麼站著望天呢?這離開你們被接升天的耶穌,你們見他怎樣升上天去,他也要怎樣來臨。」

Acts 1:6-11 (ESV)

6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8But you will receivepower when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 9And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

使徒行傳1:3 (和合本 & ESV)

3他受害以後,用許多確據向使徒顯明自己是活著的,在四十天之中向他們顯現,並講說上帝國的事。
3He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

馬太福音 Matthew 6:33 (和合本 & ESV)

33你們要先求上帝的國和他的義,這些東西都要加給你們了。
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be added to you.

“It is so hard for me to really seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness!”
「對我來說,要先求神的國和神的義真的好難唷!」

Was Jesus angry when His disciples asking this foolish question?
當耶穌聽到門徒問這個愚蠢的問題時,祂有生氣嗎?

  • No! 沒有!

Why didn’t He get angry for this? 祂為什麼沒有因此而生氣呢?

Jesus knew they cannot do this without Holy Spirit’s help!
耶穌知道他們若沒有聖靈的幫助,是無法辦到的!

使徒行傳1:8 (和合本 & ESV)

8但聖靈降臨在你們身上,你們就必得著能力,並要在耶路撒冷猶太全地和撒瑪利亞,直到地極,作我的見證。」
8But you will receivepower when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

He told us what the missions are, and where and how we should implement his missions.
祂告訴了我們的使命為何、要往哪裡去,以及要如何完成祂的使命。

What 使命為何?

  • Be Jesus’ witnesses.
    作耶穌的見證。
  • Be Jesus’ witnesses is not 100% the same with “Share Gospel”!
    作耶穌的見證和「傳福音」不完全相同!

Since Chinese Bible translation, people would think “and you will be my witnesses” is sharing Gospel.
因著中文聖經翻譯的緣故,人們常會將「作我的見證」誤會為傳福音。

  • A true disciple of Jesus will not just share his or her testimony!
    一個耶穌的真門徒不會只有分想他/她自己的見證而

Where? 要往哪裡去?

  • I don’t live in Jerusalem, so how can I follow Jesus’ commands?
    我不住在耶路撒冷,那麼我要如何遵行耶穌的命令呢?
  • We should not apply them in the same geographic sequence but rather in a relationship or cultural sequence.
    我們應該將此地理上的地名順序視為我們與周圍的關係或文化的順序。

How? 要如何完成?

  • Jesus told us we should depend on His Holy Spirit!
    耶穌告訴我們要倚靠祂的聖靈!
  • 撒迦利亞書 Zechariah 4:6 (和合本 & ESV)6Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
    6他回答我說:「這是耶和華指示所羅巴伯的話。萬軍之耶和華說:不是倚靠勢力,不是倚靠才能,乃是倚靠我的靈方能成事。 

Are we still looking into Heaven like those disciples?
我們是否像這些門徒一樣,仍然癡癡的望著天嗎?

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