神召會元朗錦光堂 Yuen Long Kam Kwong Church
牧師的話

邁進耶路撒冷,尋找人生命定

為著2017年的聖地團獻上感恩,看見主的同在、聖靈的工作、生命的改變。原先,我們定了10月才會出團,但由於一群從事教育工作的肢體,是不可能在開學後,能有這樣長的假期,而他們亦很渴望跟隨教會牧者踏足聖地,經歷心靈的祝福。為此,雖然是大熱的暑假(聖地氣溫高達45℃),我們仍樂於7月底至8月初到訪聖地。

當我們踏足尼波山(就是摩西遠眺應許地,又是神埋葬他之處),聖靈深深地觸動我,讓我清楚領受這個訊息——「邁進耶路撒冷,尋找人生命定」。

一、效法摩西,活出神的命定
摩西一生的年日是120歲,可分為三個階段,第一個40年,他是尊貴的王子,第二個40年,他由最尊貴的貴族變為最落魄的牧人。然而,上主就在他最失意,最沮喪的時刻,向他顯現,並差派他去見法老,拯救神的百姓。「故此,我要打發你去見法老,使你可以將我的百姓以色列人從埃及領出來。」(出三10),摩西在上主裡面,尋找到他的命定,他的人生體驗過最高與最低,造就摩西經歷豐盛的人生。

二、效法主耶穌,活出父神的命定
聖經路九51「耶穌被接上升的日子將到,他就定意向耶路撒冷去。」告訴我們,主耶穌殉道的時候到了,他面向耶路撒冷走去。耶路撒冷是主人生最終的目的地,死在十架,是父神對主耶穌的心意和計劃。祂沒有迴避,祂沒有退縮,最終,主被高舉,榮歸父神。「所以,神將他升為至高,又賜給他那超乎萬名之上的名,叫一切在天上的、地上的,和地底下的,因耶穌的名無不屈膝,無不口稱「耶穌基督為主」,使榮耀歸與父神。」(腓二9-11)

三、效法保羅,活出上主的命定
很喜歡徒二十24,保羅弟兄對自己生命的獨白,「不以性命為念,也不看為寶貴,為要行完人生的路程,證明神恩惠的福音」。何等激動人心的宣告,當保羅知道自己人生的目的和目標時,他不顧慮任何東西,義無反顧地活出主對他人生的計劃,成就神的心意。

四、我們的命定
這些年間,看見主在教會中的工作,是這樣的震撼,聖靈的工作是這樣的迅速,甚至,有許多肢體可能追趕不上。不少肢體告訴我,他們猶如極其枯乾的骸骨(結三十七2),不但無力前行,甚至,已經宣告死亡,然而,讓我們相信,這必不是神對我們的命定,正如經文所言,神的計劃,神的心意,是要我們復活。而且,靠著加力量的主,我們可以在一日之間,一秒之間,不單復活過來,且成為極大的軍隊(結三十七10)。Hallelujah!

五、活出神在錦光教會的命定
神要使用我們,相信這已是不爭的事實。由起初到如今,主親自引領我們,由錦田遷到元朗教育路,再由教育路8000呎的地方,遷至今天的敬拜中心(可容納1200人),現在每主日已經有四堂聚會,每周已有九個聚會,而且主日的第四堂都已經滿了人,場地已不敷應用。這些都是眾人可以見到的事實。我祝福每位錦光人,都能勇往直前邁進神為錦光教會所預備的命定。正如一位姊妹所領受的:神不是要我們看見錦光的榮耀,神是要我們進入祂為錦光預備的榮耀!Amen!

 

Entering Jerusalem Searching for Life's Destiny

I thank God for the Holy Land trip 2017, as I saw the presence of the Lord, the work of the Holy Spirit and the changes in lives. Originally, the trip was scheduled for October. However, it would be impossible for brothers and sisters in the education sector to have such a long holiday after the start of the school year. They also longed to follow the church leaders to the Holy Land and experience spiritual blessings. For this reason, even though it was a boiling hot summer (the temperature in the Holy Land reached up to 45°C), we were glad to visit the Holy Land from late July to early August.

When we arrived at Mount Nebo (the place where Moses overlooked the Promised Land and where God buried him), the Holy Spirit deeply touched me and gave me a clear message: "Entering Jerusalem, Searching for Life's Destiny."

1. Follow Moses' example of living out God's destiny
Moses lived 120 years. His life can be divided into three phases. In the first 40 years, he was a noble prince. In the second 40 years, he turned from being the most honourable nobleman to the lowliest shepherd. Yet, at his most frustrating and depressing moment, the Lord appeared to him and sent him to Pharaoh in order to rescue God'ss people. "So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." (Exodus 3:10; NIV) Moses found his destiny in the Lord. The highs and lows he experienced made his life abundant.

2. Follow Lord Jesus' example of living out the Father's destiny
Luke 9:51,"As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem." (NIV) This verse tells us that the moment of Lord Jesus' martyrdom came, and he set out for Jerusalem. Jerusalem was the final destination of the Lord's life. Dying on the cross was the will and plan the Father had for Lord Jesus. Jesus did not cower or attempt to avoid it. Eventually, the Lord was exalted and the Father was glorified. "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:9-11; NIV)

3. Follow Paul's example of living out the Lord's destiny
I like Acts 20:24 very much. It is Brother Paul's soliloquy about his own life: "I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and testify to the good news of God's grace." (NIV) What an encouraging proclamation. When Paul knew the purpose and goal of his life, he lived out God's plan for him and completed God's will without hesitation or regrets.

4. Our Destiny
In these years, we can see the earth-shaking work the Lord has done in our church. The work of the Holy Spirit is so rapid that many brothers and sisters may not be able to catch up. A lot of brothers and sisters tell me that they are like very dry bones (Ezekiel 37:2). Not only do they lack the strength to walk, but they are also certified dead. Nevertheless, let us believe that this is not the plan God has for us. Like the scripture says, God's plan and will is for us to revive. Moreover, through the Lord who gives us strength, we can revive within a day or even a second, as well as becoming a vast army (Ezekiel 37:10). Hallelujah!

5. Living out God's destiny for Kam Kwong Church
It is an indisputable fact that God is going to use us. From the very beginning, the Lord has been leading us – moving from Kam Tin to Yuen Long Kau Yuk Road, and then from the 8000 sq. ft. venue on Kau Yuk Road to today's Worship Center (which can house 1200 people). Now there are four services on Sundays and nine services in total each week. In addition, the Sunday Noon Service has a full house, which is beyond the capacity of the venue. All of these are facts that everyone can see. I bless every Kamkwonger with the courage to stride into the calling God has prepared for Kam Kwong Church. Like the revelation a sister received, God does not want us to merely see Kam Kwong's glory. God wants us to enter this glory! Amen!