弟兄姊妹,如果我能为你祈求一件事,我的意思是,最重要的一件。你若真是神的孩子,如果有什么礼物是我可以给你的,将会是,让你能明白神对你的爱。

保罗·华许 – 弟兄姊妹,你是神所爱的!

如果我能给你任何东西
如果我能为你祈求一件事
我的意思是
最重要的一件
而你若真是神的孩子
如果有什么礼物是我可以给你的
将会是…
让你能明白神对你的爱
会是这个
没错
我不想再看见你疲惫的样子
我也厌倦自己的疲惫
你只要抓住这一点——
他爱我
永不改变
我要用一个例子来作结束
我保证说完这个就结束
我在秘鲁的时后
是我单身宣教的第一年
坦白说
从我得救的第一刻起…
这听来会像是心理呓语…
但是也无所谓
学生时代的我从来不是…“圈内人”
不是运动健将,这样不强,那样也不强
我曾下定决心
一旦成为基督徒…
没错,是个属肉体的私欲
随便你要如何诊断我
等回家再做,现在先听我说…
我曾下定决心
一旦成为基督徒,不能再这样
我曾下定决心
不会再有那种…
嗯…司布真、钟马田他们
和那些圏内、神特別钟爱的人
而我在圈外
我定意不会再有这样的事
于是我连续好几年每天工作18小时
若有机会殉道,我毫不迟疑
到一个地步
…我现在大概有225磅
那时我的体重只有169磅
我整死我自己、整死我自己
有一天在这旧大楼的三楼
就是我们接待街头小孩那里
我们的教会在那里
当时秘鲁内战
教会和其他所有的东西都被炸平了
那时我住三楼的一个小房间
就在我上楼梯最后一阶的时候
我崩溃了
我说⋯
我哭喊、大叫的说⋯⋯
“我不要下地狱,我怕地狱
我不敢上天堂,因为我不配
送我到任何地方都可以
任何地方。”
就在那一刻
那是神作的工…
经文开始出现在我的脑海
我觉悟所有的一切都那么属肉体,
我一直都错了
但重要的是
我终于眀白神爱我
爱我
我不需要往左或往右
这是我那天觉悟到的事
我看着自己坐在阶梯上
我发现
我不需向左移一寸或向右移一寸
我不需要是个伟大的宣教士
我不需要殉道而死
我不需要作伟大的传道人
我什么都不需要作
因为全部都在于⋯⋯神
在于神
他已经作了一切
他定了意
他行作
他作成了
我是被爱的!
多大的解脱啊!
全都在于他
是他
你每一次⋯⋯
我要引用一句清教徒的话
用今天的说法
“毎当你看一次镜中的自己
就该好好看神10次
看他的爱。”
你是被爱的!
这是作传道人的一件困难事
我想告诉你⋯⋯
想把一件事装进你的大脑袋
就是
神真的、真的、真的永远不改变的爱着你
完全的
而且全都因着他
这一位神
他的意旨
他藉着基督为你所做的
全部,都做成了!
做成了
你务要行在其中
你务要保守自己在神的爱中
你务要不断的思想这个
相信他
行在当中
谈论他
必要时对付你的不信
要相信你是被爱的
今天在座的各位
如果你还不是基督徒
那些有关神的圣洁…
信徒听来充满喜乐…
你却该害怕
是可怕的
只有耶稣能改变
到基督这里来
而信徒们…
你们当中有受到冲击的
你受到极大的冲击
很痛苦
那么…
哦,愿神用我们今天在这里所说的
向你的心、你的意念见证
你是他所深深亲爱的!

Paul Washer – Believer, You’re Loved by God!

If I could give you anything,
if I could pray one thing for you.
I mean above everything else,
if you’re truly a child of God,
if I could give you one gift
it would be that you would comprehend something of His love for you.
It would be that.
Really.
I am tired of seeing you tired,
I’m tired of seeing me tired.
If you just grasp that one thing:
He loves me.
Immutably (unchangeable).
I will end with an illustration.
I promise I will end.
When I was in Peru, my first years as a single missionary.
Practically from the moment when I was converted.
This is going to sound all psychobabble, but I don’t care, it’s true.
But when I was in school, I was never like in the “inner circle”.
Not the best athlete, not the best this, not the best that,
and I determined that when I became a Christian…
Yeah, it was fleshly.
You can do your diagnosis, but please do it at home, right now just listen.
I determined that would not happen to me in my Christian life.
I determined that there wouldn’t be this idea of
there is Spurgeon and Martyn Lloyd-Jones
and there all the inner circle, the guys that God really loves
and I’m outside somewhere.
I determined that would not happen
and I worked 18 hours a day for years.
And if I had a chance to go get martyred, I tried to do it,
until the point where,
I weigh like 225 right now I weighed about a 169 pounds.
I killed myself, I killed myself.
And one day on the third floor of this old building, where we took care of street kids
and we had our church, during the war in Peru,
it was all bombed-out and everything else
and I slept in a little room on the third floor,
I was going up the last little flight of stairs,
and I collapsed
and I said this
I cried out, I screamed it
“I don’t want to go to hell because I, I’m afraid of hell.
I don’t want to go to heaven because I’m ashamed.
Just put me somewhere,
just put me somewhere.”
It was at that moment,
it was just a work of the Lord,
Scripture started coming to mind, and different things.
Yes, I realized how fleshly everything had been, and how wrong I was.
But here’s the thing,
I recognized God loved me,
loved me.
That I didn’t have to move to the left or the right.
That was a thing I thought that day.
I was sitting on the steps as looking at myself and I realized,
I don’t have to move a quarter of an inch to the left or quarter-inch to the right.
I don’t have to be a great missionary.
I don’t have to die as a martyr.
I don’t have to be a great preacher.
I don’t have to do anything
because it is all in… it’s God.
It’s in God, He did it all!
He made the decision!
He carries it through.
He brings it to it’s end.
I am loved!
What a wonderful release,
that it’s just Him.
It’s Him.
For every once,
I’ll take a Puritan statement and modernize it.
“For every one glance you take yourself in the mirror,
take 10 long looks at God
and His love.”
Your loved!
This is a terrible thing about being a preacher!
I’m trying to tell you something
I’m trying to get something through your thick head!
And it is this:
God, really, really, really, does love you immutably so,
perfectly so,
and it is all founded upon Him!
His person,
His decrees,
His work through Christ on your behalf.
All of it, it’s done!
It’s done.
You’ve got to walk in that.
You’ve got to keep yourselves in the love of God.
You’ve got to keep thinking it.
Believing it,
walking in it,
talking it.
Fighting to believe it if necessary.
Believe it, you’re loved.
If you’re here today and you’re not a Christian
and all those things I said about the holiness of God being a wonderful joy to the believer.
It’s a terror to you.
It’s a terror.
The only way it changes is in Christ.
Come to Christ.
And some of you who are so storm tossed, believers,
you’re so storm tossed,
and afflicted,
just…
Oh that God would use what’s said here today
to prove to your heart and your mind
that you aren’t deeply and dearly loved.

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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