我们不是要通过自己的聪明才智把福音传到这个世界上,而是要靠着圣灵的能力。我不管你对这句话有什么看法,我问你,你有从高处来的能力吗?

保罗·华许 – 你是否披戴着从上头来的能力?

我是属于老派传统的(信徒)
会在每行旧约中去寻找基督(的预表)
若将旧约中的基督挪去,
若在旧约中没有基督的影子
那我读的只不过是一些道德寓言而已
因始祖(亚当夏娃犯罪后)赤身露体而被(耶和华所)杀用皮子作衣服的牺牲是(预表)基督【创3:21】
历经大洪水的方舟是(预表)基督【创7:7】
“有一只公羊,两角扣在稠密的小树中,”,那是(预表)基督【创22:13】
圣殿及其中(所献的)祭物,那是(预表)基督
祂是亚伯拉罕的后裔【创22:18】,超越了摩西和约书亚
当我读到参孙拆下(迦萨)城门并将其丢下,(译注:经文中没有丢下)。【士16:3】
我看见基督将地狱之门连根拔起后将其丢下
如同(丢下雏鸟的)最轻微的羽毛
让我告诉你件事儿:我知道保罗华许是什麽樣的人
箴言、格言和寓言故事对我是不够的
我需要大能的上帝,能和(我)这个人较力得胜,并拯救他
耶稣真复活了,并且祂已经向我们显现
我们已亲眼看过祂
现在我们从何得知这个
如果你被呼召作传道或牧师,
你不可倚靠二手的他者见证
你不可依赖加尔文或派博(浸信会牧师,John Piper)的见证
或是经文中学舌而來的任何见证
你必须亲身经历复活的基督
你必须重生才能见证新的生命
你问:为何要对牧师们说这些?
因为有很多并非重生的(牧师)
你必须以(译注:经历破碎)忧伤才能见证痛悔
你必须相信才能见证信心
你必须体会圣灵的充满和圣灵的洗禮
如果你要见证圣灵的大能的话
而你必须认识祂才能见证祂
我们是无法将福音传到全世界的,
如果仅靠人的智慧的话,但是靠圣灵的大能(就可以)
我不在乎你对这措词怎么想,让我来问你
你是否披戴着从上头来的能力?
有时基督的复活是你唯一的动力
祂真的复活了!
祂真的复活了!你的罪已得赦免!
祂真的复活了!世界有了救世主!
祂真的复活了!宇宙有了大君王!
祂复活了。
直到有一天,“…… 有呼叫的声音,和天使长的声音
又有神的号吹响”,你也要(复活)
我迫不及待想看见到你在那日的荣美
【约4:42】“……现在我们信,不是因为你的话,
是我们亲自听见了,
知道这真是救世主。
你必须自己认识祂。
你不能倚靠敬虔的祖母(的见证)
或者母亲(的见证),或者你周边所景仰的人(的见证)
你必须自己认识祂
我的天,我们中有些人早该离去和上帝独处。
传道或牧师,必须要彻底地信服于上帝的恩典。
因为你每天起床,看见镜子中的自己,
你知道你被呼召来传讲的信息連你自己都无法完全活出来
你需要恩典、你需要恩典、你需要恩典!
(然而)有人说:“如果你传讲的丰盛恩典,将(被滥用)成为犯罪的通行证”。
只有还没重生的教会会员(才会这样做)
噢,他们才会滥用恩典这犯罪
不敬虔的牧师才会将恩典当成是犯罪的借口
然而我要你知道这一点,真正重生的基督徒会这样宣告:
如果恩典是这样的浩荡,是何等的长阔高深
【弗3:19】是过于我所能测度,那就,哦,(洗净我)让我成为圣洁;哦,让我事奉祂。
你看,这差别就是尚未重生和已经重生的心
当光在黑暗中发亮
讓我们明白人是因信称义 的
罪的重担从我们肩头脱落
我们呼叫:“阿爸,父”, (我们就罪得赦免了)你熟悉这种状况吗?
这(能力 )来自于长时间地与上帝独处,与祂的话语独处。
不只是吸取更多的知识,使你就成为更厉害的辩论者 。
也不只是为了要预备好讲章而已
但你与上帝独处,与上帝的话语独处,因为你渴慕认识上帝
这(能力) 是来自与上帝独处,而守望的无数个不眠之夜
儅 那些更理性的人们安睡在被窝中
“被困而要独自面对上帝”,這是我从一位老者身上学来的话
被困而要独自面对上帝
被上帝所融化,与上帝相交,无人能使你脱离上帝(的手)。
这(能力 )来自圣灵的权能和充满
我不会因为你误称我是灵恩派而停止不讲(圣灵)
圣灵的权能和充满
将取代人在事奉中(显露出来的个人优点)
并且再次证明,耶稣往天父那里去是与我们有益的【约16:7】
去到父上帝的右边
好差那永远同在,无所不能的(圣灵)保惠师来【约14:16】
这(能力)来自无数次的试炼
而这平安绝不是属地的
乃是“神所赐的”【腓4:7】
出人意料的平安
这(能力)来自无数次对罪恶的得胜
是的!信徒要有对罪的得胜
这(能力)来自无数次对罪大大的得胜
以及基督徒成圣的喜乐
和结出果子的喜乐
而这(能力)也来自无数次(对试探)的失败
和令人恐懼的自我認識 ,以及(抽筋)断骨式痛苦的管教
还有纠正,还有破碎,还有痛悔,还有更新
属于上帝的人,当他年迈的时候应当经历粉身碎骨
赐给我们传道人?赐给我们传道人?不。
赐给我们被上帝苦待击打过的人,那样我们就有了传道人。
你对耶稣基督的认识
不会超过你对祂的福音的认识
而如果你传讲的是一个删减的福音,如正流行的“属灵四定律”
我可以向你保证那是因为你的基督(论)一定是被删减的!
我们在启示录中被警戒,若有人在这预言上篡改,加添【启22:18-19】
或删去什么,就会遭到咒诅
何况先生,若您还会遭受何等的更重的审判
因为没有向人传讲(全备的)福音,就是基督的福音
不是被删减,不是被篡改,
不是为了更满足这属肉体情欲的世代而装饰包装出来的那种福音
哦,我们传讲福音时要常存敬畏
也许你从来没有听过这个
宣讲基督是唯一素来所盼望的人子
你知道这有多重要吗?基督讲的很清楚了
祂说,“(我来使)这一切事成就了,为要应验(先知书上的话)【太26:56】”
现在请允许我朗诵一段劳瑞•伯特纳(Loraine Boettner)的一段话,听好
(他说的是真的)
“纵观世界历史,耶稣是唯一素来所盼望的人”
没有人用同样的态度期待凯撒、拿破仑、
华盛顿、或是林肯,將會在某年某地降世;
没有其他人的人生进程是被预言的
或者他的工作在出生的数百年前就已安排好了
然而弥赛亚的降临在几世紀前就被预告了。
我们可以这样引用,我们应该在讲道中多多引用!
耶稣是唯一素来所盼望的人。
没有任何人像祂一樣
然而基督不仅是唯一被预言的人,祂更是一切被造的前因后果
听听,这是从【新约希腊文解经】所摘录的
“整本旧约预言的核心
要点就是基督的受苦和复活
奉复活基督的名,向万邦
传悔改赦罪的道
现在,宣教士们,你们希望被激励吗?
那你就必须要明白这句话:并非只有基督的降临被预言,
预言不仅提到基督的死和复活,
但旧约的经文也
预言了教会的宣教事工和宣教最终的得胜。
是的!我说的是得胜!
現在有很多人滥用预定论的观念。
因为他们一点也不想走出去作见证
他们自我催眠他们是唯一得就的那一群人
绝不是这样!上帝永远都是得胜的!
祂将要呼召出一群大能的子民
看经上诗篇22在大量细节描述弥赛亚的受苦
27节说道:地的四极,都要想念耶和华,并且归顺他。
列国的万族,都要在你面前敬拜。
当你到某个宣教禾场,我不在乎那里有多么的黑暗
我也不管那里有多么邪恶
你若呆的够久,你若持续传讲真理,
那里一定会有人得救
这一定会被成全
宣教士们,你们中的一些人,我的朋友
当你们在异国他乡的宣教禾场就义的那一天,当你的血流出来,
我希望你流出的是耶稣基督的福音
流出福音来!
我指着那在我里面的那一位向你保证,我们将好好照顾你们的妻子儿女
不要担心他们
但是你要流出福音来!
你我的血一样都不宝贵,唯一宝贵的是耶稣基督的福音!
你(作为宣教士)并不会自我满足安然入睡
仅仅因为在你宣教的事工上有些许的祝福
除非基督的旌旗在世界的每一个高处飘扬,不然你不会满足
你会上床睡觉,你会早起與摩拉维亚人一起呼求
“愿全地将一切的荣耀都归给那曾被杀的羔羊”
祂比我们重要多了,祂比我们重要多了!
噢,就让我们都归于尘土
让我们的名字消失 ,但基督的名必须得到荣耀!
使徒行传并非使徒的行传
而是复活的主耶稣基督透过圣灵的作为
与使徒同工而已
当摩西为拜金牛犊的以色列百姓说情,他站在了破口上【出32:32】
上帝要灭绝这百姓【申9:19】
有些不入流的神学家说整个以色列民族的命运
都掌握在摩西的手中
然而他们忘记了摩西(的命运也)掌握在上帝的手中并且因祂的恩典得以存活
传道人并非政治顾问 ,也不是市场营销执行员
他只是一个傳讲上帝话语的忠心使者 ,
他必须完全按照上帝所说的方式那样傳
不管其他人喜不喜欢这样的信息
布雷纳德(他向印地安人傳揚福音 David Brainerd) ,和爱德华兹(Jonathan Edwards)
他们会呼求上帝更大彰显
圣灵在他们生命和事工中的同在
去如此行吧!
照如此去行的,必行事亨通

Paul Washer – Are You Clothed With Power?

I count myself among the old men
who look for Christ in every line of the Old Testament.
If Christ be removed from the Old Testament,
if everything there is not a picture of Him,
then I am left with nothing but moral stories.
The animal slain to cover the nakedness of our first parents, that was Christ.
The ark that weathered the deluge, that was Christ.
The ram caught in the thicket by its horns, that was Christ.
The temple and its sacrifices, that was Christ.
He is the seed of Abraham and one greater than Moses and Joshua.
When I read of Samson ripping up the gates of that city and throwing them down,
I see Christ ripping up the gates of hell and throwing them down
like they were the tiniest feather on the smallest fowl.
Let me tell you something: I know Paul Washer.
And I need more that proverbs and maxims and moral stories.
I need a mighty God who can wrestle this man to the ground and save him.
Jesus has really risen and He has appeared to us.
We have seen Him with our own eyes.
Now where do we learn about that?
If you are going to be a missionary or a preacher,
you cannot rely on the secondhand testimony of others.
You cannot rely on the testimony of Calvin alone, or Piper alone,
or even something you parrot from Scripture.
You yourself must experience the resurrected Christ.
You must be born again to testify of the new birth.
You say, “Why do you say that to pastors?”
Because so many are not born again.
You must be broken to testify of repentance.
You must believe to testify of faith.
You must know something of the filling and the baptism of the Holy Spirit
if you are going to give testimony to the power of the Spirit.
And you must know Him to testify of Him.
We are not going to spread the Gospel into this whole world
through the cleverness of our minds but in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I don’t care what you think about the words, let me ask you,
Are you clothed with power from on high?
Sometimes the only thing that will ever keep you going is that He has risen,
He has risen indeed!
He has risen indeed. Your sins are gone!
He has risen indeed. The world has a Savior.
He has risen indeed. The universe has a King.
He has risen.
And one day, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
with the trumpet call of God, you will too.
And I can’t wait to see your beauty on that day.
“It is no longer because of what you said that we believe,
for we have heard for ourselves
and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”
You must know it for yourself.
You cannot depend upon the testimony of your godly grandmother,
or your mother, or even men around you that you greatly esteem.
You must know it for yourself.
My goodness, some of us should just leave and get alone with God.
The missionary, the preacher, must be entirely convinced of the grace of God.
Because everyday when you get up and you look in that mirror,
you know you are called to proclaim a message that you yourself cannot even live up to.
You need grace, you need grace, you need grace!
But someone says, “If you throw that much grace around, it would be a licence for sin.”
Only among the unconverted church members.
Oh, they would take it as an excuse for sin,
and the ungodly pastors will take it as an excuse for sin.
But I want you to know this, the genuinely converted will say this:
“If grace be such, if it be so large and so wide,
depths I cannot asound, then O let me be holy; O let me serve Him.”
You see, that’s the difference between the unregenerate and the regenerated heart.
When light shines out of darkness
and we understand that we have been justified by faith,
and the great weight of sin rolls off our shoulders,
and we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Do you know that?
It comes from countless hours alone with God in the Word of God,
not simply to gain knowledge so that you become a better debater,
or not simply to prepare sermons,
but you’re alone with God in the Word of God because you want to know God.
It comes from countless hours alone with God in the nightwatch
when men with better sense are tucked in their beds.
Of being shut up to God, I learned that language from old men.
Of being shut up to God.
Of being consumed by God, in communion with God where no one can save you from Him.
It comes from empowerings and fillings of the Holy Spirit;
I will not give that up though you call me Charismatic.
Empowerings and fillings of the Holy Spirit
as He replaces the virtue that has gone out of you in ministry,
and proves once again that it was to our benefit that Christ leave us
and go to the right hand of the Father,
so that He might send the ever-present, all-powerful Comforter.
It comes from countless trials,
and a peace that has absolutely nothing to do with the natural.
A peace from God.
A peace that passes all understanding.
It comes from countless victories over sin.
Yes! Believers ought to have victory over sin!
It comes from great victories over sin
and the joy of making progress in the Christian faith
and of bearing fruit that endures.
But it also comes from countless failures,
and terrifying revelations of self, and bone crushing discipline,
and bending, and breaking, and repentance, and restoration.
A man of God, when he reaches old age ought to be broken into a thousand pieces.
Give us missionaries? Give us missionaries? No.
Give us men who have been ravished and mauled by God, and we’ll have missionaries.
You can have a high view of Jesus Christ,
only to the degree you have a high view of His Gospel.
And if you preach this truncated gospel, four spiritual law thing that’s going around,
I can assure you that it’s because you have a truncated Christ.
And if in the book of Revelation, we are warned that if you alter, add to,
or take away from this prophecy, you will be brought under a curse,
how much more, sir, will you be brought under judgment
for not giving men the Gospel, that is the Gospel of Christ.
Without being truncated, without being edited,
without being adorned in order to make it palatable to your carnal generation.
O how we should fear in preaching the Gospel.
Maybe you’ve never heard this before.
Proclaim Christ as the only expected Person.
Do you realize how important this is? Christ made it clear.
He said, “I’m the fulfillment of everything.”
Now I want to read something to you from Loraine Boettner, listen to this,
(and this is true,)
“In all the history of the world, Jesus emerges as the only expected Person.
No one was looking for such a person as Julius Caesar, or Napoleon,
or Washington, or Lincoln, to appear at the time and place that they did appear.
No other person has had his course foretold
or his work laid out for him centuries before he was born.
But the coming of the Messiah has been predicted for centuries.
We can use that. And we ought to use it more in our preaching.
He is the only expected Person.
There is no one else like Him.
But He is not only the only expected Person, He’s the context of everything.
Listen to this, from the Expositors Greek New Testament:
“The gist of prophecy in the Old Testament,
the gist of it is the suffering and the resurrection of Christ,
and the preaching in the name of the risen One to all nations
of repentance unto remission of sins.”
Now missionary, you want to be encouraged?
Then understand this: Not only the appearance of Christ was predicted,
not only His death and resurrection was predicted,
but also the Scriptures of the Old Testament
predict the missionary endeavors of the church and its success.
Yes! I said success.
So many people use this idea of election
just because they don’t want to go out and witness to anybody,
and they are convinced they are the only group God is going to save.
No! God ALWAYS is successful.
He is going to call forth a Mighty tribe of people.
Look what it says in Psalms 22 after explaining in great detail the suffering of the Messiah,
in verse 27, it says this: “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations will worship before You.”
When you go on that mission field, I don’t care how dark it is,
I don’t care how wicked it is,
you stay there long enough, you preach through enough,
and somebody is coming out of there saved.
It’s going to happen.
Missionaries, some of you, friends of mine,
on the day you’re slaughtered in the foreign field, and your blood comes out,
I want you to bleed the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bleed it.
With all that is in me, I promise that we will take care of your wife and your children.
Don’t worry about them.
But BLEED the Gospel.
Your blood is not as precious, nor is mine, as the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You will not be satisfied laying on your bed
because there’s been some measure of blessing on your ministry.
You will not be satisfied until the flag of Christ flies on every hill of this world.
You will go to bed and you will rise up in the morning with the Moravian cry,
“O that the Lamb might receive the full reward of His suffering.”
It’s so much bigger than all of us. It’s so much bigger than all of us.
O that all of us would just be pulverised into dust,
that our names would disappear, but that Christ would be glorified.
The book of Acts is not the acts of the apostles,
but the acts of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit,
working through the apostles.
When Moses interceded for idolatrious Israel, stood in the gap,
God was going to destroy them.
Some lesser theologians would say that the entire destiny of the nation of Israel
was being held in the hand of the man Moses.
But they forget Moses was held in the hand of God and sustained by His grace.
The preacher is not a spin doctor, and he is not a marketing executive.
He is only a faithful messenger of what has already been said by God,
and he needs to say it just the way God said it,
whether anyone likes it or not.
The old Brainerds, and the old Edwards,
they would cry out for more and more of a manifestation
of the Spirit of God in their life and their ministry.
Do that!
Do that, and you would do well.

Paul Washer’s Bio

保罗-大卫-华许(Paul David Washer,1961年出生),美国新教基督教传道人,加尔文主义神学,隶属于南方浸信会。

保罗华许在德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校学习成为一名石油和天然气律师时皈依了基督教。他搬到秘鲁,在那里当了10年传教士。 1988年,在秘鲁期间,Washer 成立了 HeartCry 传教协会,以支持土著传教士向本民族文化的人作见证。Washer 后来回到美国,自2010年起居住在弗吉尼亚州的拉德福德,继续担任 HeartCry 的传教主任。

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