2019年11月1日
新的身份

粵語 國語

第1天


讀經:   

約翰福音五章21至26節

21父怎樣叫死人起來,使他們活著,子也照樣隨自己的意思使人活著。

22父不審判甚麼人,乃將審判的事全交與子,

23叫人都尊敬子如同尊敬父一樣。不尊敬子的,就是不尊敬差子來的父。

24我實實在在地告訴你們:那聽我話、又信差我來者的,就有永生,不至於定罪,是已經出死入生了。

25我實實在在地告訴你們:時候將到,現在就是了,死人要聽見神兒子的聲音,聽見的人就要活了。

26因為父怎樣在自己有生命,就賜給他兒子也照樣在自己有生命。

你得到的救恩可以維持多久呢?答案是「直到永永遠遠」。然而,任何一個信徒都會有疑惑的時候。撒但最想在我們心中散播疑惑,可是,只要我們相信神的話語,就會有得救的確據。

耶穌基督怎麼說呢?請再看第24節。一個真正的信徒,就是那些聽了基督的話、相信它、信靠它,且讓它進入心中的人。

在我們相信基督的那一刻,會有三件重要的事即時發生,它們不單是「附帶福利」;它們更是絕對真確和屬於我們的。

首先,根據約翰福音五章24節所說,信徒會獲得一份新的產業,那就是永生。我們與神建立的新關係,將會持續至永遠。耶穌在約翰福音十七章3節也說過:「認識你獨一的真神……這就是永生。」

其次,真正的信徒會得到一個新的保障,那就是不再被定罪。我們不用再站在神的審判台前,被判為有罪;我們只需站在基督的審判台前,接受祂的獎賞,而不是被定罪。因為耶穌已替代我們,在各各他山上承受了審判。

最後,真正的信徒會有一個新的身份,就是已經出死入生了。死亡意味著隔絕,靈裡的死亡就是與神隔絕。但我們如今與父神建立了永活的關係,我們將永不會失去。

倘若你已聽了基督的話,相信並接受它,你便獲得所有這三份禮物,它們將永遠屬於你。讓我們此刻再次同來感謝基督,因祂的受死,我們才能獲得這救恩。讓我們不斷地感謝祂,直到永永遠遠。

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OUR POSITION IN CHRIST
Day 1


Bible Reading:   

John 5:21-26

21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will.

22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,

23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
  
24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.

26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,

How long will your salvation last? The answer is “for all eternity”. But almost every believer has occasional doubts. Satan ensures that we doubt but our certainty comes from believing in the Word of God.

What does Jesus Christ say? Look again at verse 24. A true believer is the one who has heard, accepted, and believed in the word of Christ, and has allowed it to penetrate into his/her heart, mind, and soul.

Three major events take place when we believe in Christ. They are more than “fringe benefits”. They are absolute certainties and are ours now.

First, according to John 5:24, a believer receives a new possession: eternal life. This is a new relationship with God which lasts forever. Jesus also says in John 17:3, “This is eternal life, that they might know you, the only true God.”

Next, a true believer has a new provision: he/she will never be condemned. We will never be called to stand before the Judgment Seat of God as a guilty sinner. We all will face the Judgment Seat of Christ for rewards, but not for our sins. Jesus bore that judgment at Calvary.

Then a true believer has a new position: he/she has crossed over from death into life. Death means separation. Spiritual death is separation from God. But we are now in a new living relationship with the Father which we will never lose.

If you have heard what Christ had said, and believed and accepted it, you have all three of these gifts and they are yours for all eternity. Why not thank Christ again now for all that His death has made possible for you? Keep on thanking Him now and always and on through eternity.