202205031602晨興聖言-神在信仰裏的經綸(W3-5)

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肆 馬可十一章二十至二十四節的禱告是權柄的禱告—23 節:

一 最重要、最屬靈的禱告,乃是權柄的禱告—太十八18,可十一20 ~ 24。

二 權柄的禱告乃是用權柄來吩咐—賽四五11,可十一20 ~ 24:

1 權柄的禱告乃是吩咐的禱告—賽四五11。

2 我們若真要禱告在神面前有分量、有價值,就必須能在神面前發出權柄的命令來—可十一23。

晨興餧養

太十八18『…凡你們在地上捆綁的,必是在諸天之上已經捆綁的;凡你們在地上釋放的,必是在諸天之上已經釋放的。』

弗六12 ~ 13『…我們並不是與血肉之人摔跤,乃是與…管轄這黑暗世界的、…邪惡的屬靈勢力摔跤。…要拿起神全副的軍裝,使你們在邪惡的日子能以抵擋,並且作成了一切,還能站立得住。』

   在聖經中有一個最高…最屬靈的禱告,…就是『權柄的禱告』。…權柄的禱告就是吩咐的禱告。這一種禱告乃是聖經中最緊要、最屬靈的禱告。這一種禱告乃是權柄的代表,乃是權柄的命令。

   你如果要學習作一個禱告的人,就必須學習權柄的禱告。這一種禱告,就是主在馬太十八章十八節所說的。…這裏有一種的禱告是捆綁的禱告,又有一種的禱告是釋放的禱告。天上的舉動,是憑着地上的舉動,天上是聽地上的話的,是聽地上的吩咐的。在地上所捆綁的,在天上也要捆綁;在地上所釋放的,在天上也要釋放。不是地上祈求,乃是地上捆綁;不是地上祈求,乃是地上釋放。這就是權柄的禱告。

   以賽亞四十五章十一節有一句話說,『你們可以吩咐我。』…我們怎麼敢吩咐神呢?這真是太膽大了。但這是神自己說的。…按神看,我們是可以吩咐神的,是可以發命令的。這種禱告,是每一個專一學習禱告的人都需要學習的(倪柝聲文集第二輯第二册,二二四至二二五頁)。

信息選讀

   〔吩咐的禱告〕是從主升天起頭的。升天,在我們每一個基督徒的生活中是頂有關係的。…〔升天〕要叫你得勝。因爲基督的死是解決我們在亞當裏的舊造,復活是領我們進入新造。…在神面前的新地位,是藉着主的復活得着的。在撒但面前的新地位,乃是藉着基督的升天得着的。以弗所一章二十至二十二節說,基督升天,神叫祂坐在自己的右邊,就是要叫基督『遠超過一切執政的、掌權的、有能的、主治的、以及一切受稱之名,不但是今世的,連來世的也都在內』。不只這樣,神又『將萬有服在祂的腳下』。基督升天的時候,從空中打出了一條路一直通到天上,從此叫祂的召會也能從地上上到天上。我們知道,那屬靈的仇敵是住在空中的;今天基督旣已升到天上,所以從地上到天上就開了一條新路。這一條路本來是被撒但所包圍了的,現在基督來開了一條路到天上,就遠超過一切執政的、掌權的、有能的、主治的以及一切受稱之名,不但是今世的,連來世的也都在內。這是基督今天的地位。換句話說,神叫撒但和他的部屬都服在基督的腳下,連萬有也服在基督的腳下了。

   二章說『坐』(6);六章就說『站立得住』,就是站在天上的地位上,『…並且作成了一切,還能站立得住。』(13)我們的爭戰是與鬼魔爭戰,所以是屬靈的爭戰。…十八至十九節說,『時時在靈裏禱告,並盡力堅持,在這事上儆醒,且爲眾聖徒祈求,也替我祈求。』這是屬靈爭戰的禱告。這一種的禱告,與普通的禱告大不相同。普通的禱告是從地上禱告到天上去;這裏的禱告,不是從地上禱告上去,乃是站在天上的地位,從天上禱告到地上來。權柄的禱告,乃是以天上爲起點,以地上爲終點的(倪柝聲文集第二輯第二册,二二六至二二八頁)。

參讀:教會禱告的職事,第四篇。

 

WEEK 3 — DAY 5


IV. The prayer in Mark 11:20-24 is a prayer with authority—v. 23:

 A. The most important prayer and the most spiritual prayer is the prayer of authority—Matt. 18:18; Mark 11:20-24.

 B. The prayer of authority is a command based on authority—Isa. 45:11; Mark 11:20-24:

1. The prayer of authority is a commanding prayer—Isa. 45:11.

2. If we wish to have weighty and valuable prayers before God, we need to be able to give out some authoritative commands before God— Mark 11:23.

Morning Nourishment

Matt. 18:18 …Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

Eph. 6:12-13 …Our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against… the world-rulers of this darkness,… the spiritual forces of evil… Take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

   The Bible contains a most lofty and spiritual prayer… It is the “prayer of authority.”… A prayer of authority is a commanding prayer. This is the most crucial and most spiritual prayer in the Bible. This kind of prayer is a sign of authority and a declaration of authority.

   If you want to be a man of prayer, you have to learn to pray with authority. This kind of prayer is described by the Lord in Matthew 18:18… In this verse, there is a prayer that is called a binding prayer and a prayer that is called a loosing prayer. The move in heaven is dependent on the move on earth. Heaven listens to the earth and obeys the command of the earth. Whatever the earth binds will be bound in heaven, and whatever the earth looses will be loosed in heaven. The earth does not pray; it binds and looses. This is to pray with authority.

   Isaiah 45:11 has the phrase, “Command Me.” How can we command God? This appears too presumptuous. But this is God’s own word.… As far as God is concerned, we can order Him, and we can command Him. Everyone who endeavors to learn to pray must learn this kind of prayer. (CWWN, vol. 22, “The Prayer Ministry of the Church,” p. 191)

Today's Reading

   [Commanding] prayer began from the time the Lord ascended to the heavenlies. Ascension is very much related to our Christian life… Ascension makes us victorious. The death of Christ dealt with the old creation in Adam, while resurrection brought us into the new creation… A new position before God was secured through the Lord’s resurrection, while a new position before Satan was secured through the Lord’s ascension. Ephesians 1:20- 22 says that when Christ ascended, God caused Him to sit at His right hand and made Him “far above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” Furthermore, God “subjected all things under His feet.” When Christ ascended, He opened up a way through “the air” to the heavenlies. From that day on, His church has been able to go from the earth to the heavenlies. We know that spiritual enemies dwell in “the air.” But today Christ has ascended to the heavenlies. A way from the earth to the heavenlies is now opened. This way was originally blocked by Satan. Now Christ has opened up a way to the heavenlies and has transcended far above all rule and authority and power and lordship and every name that is named not only in this age but also in that which is to come. This is Christ’s position today. In other words, God has put Satan and his subjects under Christ’s feet; all things are under His feet.

   Ephesians 2 mentions sitting, while chapter 6 mentions standing; we stand in our position in the heavenlies:… “and having done all, to stand” (Eph. 6:13). Our warfare is against the demons. Hence, it is a spiritual warfare. Ephesians 6:18-19 says, “By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints, and for me.” This is a prayer concerning spiritual warfare. This kind of prayer is different from ordinary prayer. Ordinary prayer is directed from earth to heaven. But the prayer here is not from earth to heaven; it begins from a heavenly position and goes from heaven to earth. A prayer with authority has heaven as its starting point and the earth as its destination. (CWWN, vol. 22, “The Prayer Ministry of the Church,” pp. 192-194)

Further Reading: CWWN, vol. 22, “The Prayer Ministry of the Church,” ch. 4

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