荒漠甘泉11/25

荒漠甘泉∕11 月25日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman


「取幾枝箭來....打地罷。他打了三次,便止住了。神人向他發怒,說,應當擊打五六次。」
(列王記下十三章 18/19 節)

 

  這幾句話的信息多麼警惕!約阿施取箭打地,自以為打了二次、三次,已經很有信心了。但是神和神人都大失所望。

 

  約阿施曾得到一些東西,並且得的不少,他所得的,和他所信的,適正相符;但是他沒有得到神所要給他的一切。他失掉了很多應允和祝福。他得了一些比別人好的東西,可是他沒有得到神的最好。

 

  親愛的,這是多麼嚴重的一件事!我們應當學習禱告得透切! ── 信宣

 

  「充充足足的成就一切超過我們所求所想的。」(以弗所書三章 20 節)

 

  讓我們看保羅所用的字句  「充充足足」、「一切」、「超過」 ....啊!每一個字裡面包含著神無限的愛和能力!── 宣道會報(The Alliance


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“Take the arrows…Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times.” (2 Kings 13:18, 19.)

How striking and eloquent the message of these words! Jehoash thought he had done very well when he duplicated and triplicated what to him was certainly an extraordinary act of faith. But the Lord and the prophet were bitterly disappointed because he had stopped half way.

He got something. He got much. He got exactly what he believed for in the final test, but he did not get all that the prophet meant and the Lord wanted to bestow. He missed much of the meaning of the promise and the fullness of the blessing. He got something better than the human, but he did not get God’s best.

Beloved, how solemn is the application! How heartsearching the message of God to us! How important that we should learn to pray through! Shall we claim all the fullness of the promise and all the possibilities of believing prayer?---A. B. Simpson.

“Unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” (Eph. 3:20.)

There is no other such piling up of words in Paul’s writings as these, “exceeding abundantly above all,” and each word is packed with infinite love and power to “do” for His praying saints. There is one limitation, “according to the power that worketh in us.” He will do just as much for us as we let Him do in us. The power that saved us, washed us with His own blood, filled us with might by His Spirit, kept us in manifold temptations, will work for us, meeting every emergency, every crisis, every circumstance, and every adversary. --- The Alliance.

 

 

 

 

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