祷告有什么不能克服的?回答我! 有什么事不能靠全能者的手去做呢? 回答我!你那软弱的手臂能做什么?回答我!有什么事是全能者的手做不到的呢?他能在一天之内拆掉铁幕。他能在一小时内改变一个国家。召唤他吧!相信他!

保罗·华许 – 孩子们! 脱离世俗, 与神同在

有什么是不能以祷告战胜的呢?
回答我!
有什么是那位全能者的手做不到的呢?
回答我!
你那软弱的手臂能做什么?
回答我!
他在一天之内就能拆下铁幕。
他能在一小时内使整个名族都得救。
呼求他!
相信他!
耶稣是一个祷告的人。
我在这里随手写下了许多经文,
而且我要读很多的经文,
好让你明白祷告在耶稣基督的生命中有多么重要,
然后了解到,如果祷告对于永生神
道成肉身的儿子都是这么重要!
那么,祷告对我们来说,该有多重要?
我们该多么需要依靠祷告?
耶稣过了祷告的一生,
这是我想让你们看到的第一点。
在路加福音5:16中说到“耶稣却退到旷野去祷告。”
你知道,我们经常找到一些我们很享受的东西,
与我们很勉强的做其他事不一样,
我们想尽办法溜走去做它 。
一个人可能会为逃避他清理院子的工作,
溜走去看一场球赛。
一个人可能会早点去工作,为了能溜走去打猎。
一位太太可能想溜走,到购物中心去。
他们会溜走为了去做他们最享受的事情。
这难道不是犯罪吗?因为耶稣基督和神国度的工作,
似乎正是我们想要溜走的!
我听过一个传教士说的故事;他来了,
下了飞机,牧师来接,
他们马上就带他去打高尔夫球了。
我对那没有什么问题,自己从没有打过高尔夫。
但他们带他出去打高尔夫。
我猜他们想他需要休息。
当他们在那里. . . 经过. . 不知道是什么. . .
你去打高尔夫时要经过的. .
这个传教士正要提到,
他说“你知道,主很好,有一天他…”
那个牧师却打断他说,“让我们不要在这里谈工作的事,
这是我们去休息的地方。”
你唯一能休息的地方是在耶稣基督里。
而你知道什么时候是你与神同行的时候吗?什么时候?
当你溜到他那里的时候。
当你说“这里有很多,这里有很多我要做的,
很多不得不去做的工作,
很多的工作,
我只希望能溜到他身边,只要一刻钟。
因为他是我唯一想要逃往的。
他是我休息的地方。“
当祷告像一个工作,我们就不像基督。
我们就不像耶稣。
经文说“他会退到旷野去祷告”。
注意,他会去旷野。
我的朋友,这个世界,
甚至这个教堂,被噪音所充满!
被那噪音所充满,所以不时,
特别是牧师,你需要去溜走。
而且你需要去旷野,那没人能找到你的地方。
去寻求你的神。
而且注意,有时你不要把所有的书一起带走。
因为对很多人来说,
耶稣基督只不过是一个正确的注释。
正确的解经,
一个可以去学习的东西,
而不是一个可以被爱的人。
耶稣会溜走——在马太福音14:23中说到,
“散了众人以后,他就独自上山去祷告。
到了晚上,只有他一人在那里。”
有人说,“为什么耶稣祷告那么多?
他是神的道成肉身的儿子。”
我们会讨论这个。
但让我指出这个问题的愚蠢性。
可不可能他想溜走,
只为了要单独和神在一起?
单单因为他爱他?
因为他爱他。
它在路加福音6:12-13中说到
“那时耶稣出去上山祷告。整夜祷告神。
到了天亮,叫他的门徒来。
就从他们中间挑选十二个人,称他们为使徒。”
让我问你一个问题。
你曾不曾需要做一个很困难的选择?
你有没有整夜为那祷告?
如果你说“没有。”
我会对你说“看哪,我们找到一个比耶稣更强壮的人。”
这难道不是很奇妙吗?基督会溜走,
然后花一整晚上祷告
去辨别天父的声音,去挑选应该被挑选的人。
但我们在那上面有优势吗?
“我们不再那么需要那个了。”
他继续,马太福音26:36——
“ 耶稣同门徒来到一个地方,名叫客西马尼,
就对他们说,你们坐在这里,等我到那边去祷告。’”
” 你们坐在这里,等我到那边去祷告 “?
谁能忘记客西马尼?
谁能忘记在那里打的一场征战。
我的朋友们,当他跪完,
站起来的时候,战争就结束了。
战争是在那里打的。
有多少事情需要我们去征战?
有多少非利士人需要我们去容忍?
他们待在那里,对我们来说就像是荆棘。为什么?
因为我们不用最直接的方法去对付这些问题。
我们不到主那里去,搏斗到征战的胜利。
耶稣基督在那个园子里(客西马尼)得胜了,
而且他的得胜是通过在祷告中的挣扎,
然后才获得了胜利。
那段经文“非用祷告和禁食,
这一类的鬼,总不能出来。”
这不仅仅和鬼有关,我亲爱的朋友。
在你的生命中有很多的高山和困难,
在你生命中有很多的东西想要让你出轨丶拦阻你。
而且他们会常在那里。
因为有一些东西,
不是单单靠属灵辅导就可以解决的。
他们靠你俯伏在神的面前,直到他拯救你。
耶稣是一个祷告之人。
这在他生活中的每一方面都显示出来了。
第一节经文,他说“耶稣设一个比喻,
是要人常常祷告,不可灰心。”
那就是耶稣基督的教导,就在这里。
如果你想总结他所有对于祷告的教导:
“我们要常常祷告。”
现在,这里的年轻人,
让我来教你一些会帮助你的东西。
我听到现在有很多年轻人说,
“我没有一个固定的时间祷告,
而是更多的. . .你知道,在一整天之中,
我不断操练与神在一起。
但我并没有去一个秘密的地方。
年轻人,让我来告诉你,
你没有办法操练与神同在,
如果你不花很多时间在隐密处的祷告。
操练与神同在的力量丶过祷告的生活的力量丶
能不断的和天父交通. . .
都因为有隐密的和主交通的时间丶
有部份的时间在祷告中与主亲近。
他又说“我们要常常祷告,不可灰心。”
你意识到吗?开始祷告不是个问题,
你到宝座前开始过许许多多的祈求,
问题是“你有没有彻底为那些事搏斗过?”
你有没有奋力前进丶紧紧抓住?你有没有坚持?
这些祈求是否常在你心中,在你脑中,写在纸上,
可能在那里已有十五年之久,
而你对主说“我不会让你走!”
开始祷告是容易的,但要不屈不挠的祷告。
所以他说我们要常常祷告,不可灰心,
因为灰心会毁了所有祷告。
然后他在路加福音18:8中说,
我认为在整本圣经中是最悲哀的经文。
18:8说,“我告诉你们,要快快地给他们伸冤了,
然而人子来的时候,遇得见世上有信德吗?”
这有什么悲哀的?
耶稣刚才给他们一个比喻,向他们证实
为什么他们要常常祷告,并且不可灰心。
经文像是基督在说:
“听,我的父亲是信实的,我的话语是真的,
他所愿意做的,远远超过你所想所求的,
我告诉你去祈求,就给你。
寻找,就寻见。叩门,就给你们开门!”
然后主停下来,说,
“但还是. . . 当我回来的时候,会找到任何人相信这个吗?”
“有任何人会真正相信我的话吗?”
我们有很多的怀疑,不仅对无误的神的话语。
我们对神的品格也有很多的怀疑,
当我们不大胆的利用(神)所承诺的!
一则是我们对他国度的进展毫不热衷,
或是我们觉得它可以靠属肉体的力量来进展丶
靠智力丶教会组织的力量。
主,我为你的子民祷告,我为你的子民祷告,
在这里你亲爱的圣徒,
把祷告,祈求之灵浇灌在他们的身上。
让他们看到,主,奋力前进,
奋力前进是战争胜利的途径。
而且那个在我们之中最虚弱的,最少恩赐的,
在锡安最小的支派中,最小的人,
可以得胜远超过十二个支派中最强大的勇士所能。
靠祷告,靠寻求你的面,
靠彰显你的能力,而不把信心放在肉体上。神帮助我们。
奉耶稣的名求,阿门。

Paul Washer – For the Children: Slip Away and Be With God

What cannot be overcome in prayer?
Answer me!
What cannot be done by the hand of the almighty?
Answer me!
What can be done by your feeble arms?
Answer me!
He can take down the iron curtain in a day.
He can convert a nation in an hour.
Call upon Him!
Believe Him.
Jesus was a man of prayer and I’ve just scribbled down here a bunch of verses
and I’m going to kinda read a bunch of verses
that you might come to understand the importance of prayer in the life of Jesus Christ
and then come to understand that if prayer was so important to the Incarnate Son of the Living God!
Then how much more important should prayer be to us?
How much more should we depend upon prayer?
Jesus lived a life of prayer, that’s the first thing I want you to see.
In Luke 5:16 it says “But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.”
You know oftentimes we find something that we greatly enjoy,
as opposed to what we must grudgingly do, we try slip away to it.
A man might want to avoid his yard duty by slipping away to watch a ball game.
A man may come into work early so he can slip away to go hunting.
A wife may want to slip away to go the mall.
They slip away to the things that they most enjoy.
Isn’t it a crime that Jesus Christ and the labor of the Kingdom seems almost to be work we want to slip away from.
I heard an Evangelist tell a story, he came,
he got off the plane he was received by the pastors and immediately they took him to play golf.
I don’t have much of a problem with that, never played golf myself.
But they took him out to the golf course.
I guess they saw he needed to rest.
And as they were going out there as you cross whatever you cross to play golf.
The evangelist just happened to mention
he said “well you know the Lord is so good, the other day He was just…”
And the preacher just stopped him and said “let’s not talk shop out here, this is the place we’re going to rest.”
The only place you will ever rest is in Jesus Christ.
And you know when you’re walking with God, when!?
When you slip away to Him.
When you say “There’s so much, there’s so much I have to do, so much grudging work,
so much labor,
I just wish that I could slip away to Him, for a moment.
Because He’s the one to whom I escape.
He’s the place I rest.”
When prayer becomes a labor we’re not like the Christ.
We’re not like Jesus.
It says He would slip away into the wilderness and pray.
Notice He would go into the wilderness.
My friend the world, and even the church, it’s just so filled up with noise!
So filled up with noise that every once and awhile, especially pastors, you’ve got to slip away.
And you’ve got to go to a wilderness where no one can find you.
And seek your God.
And be very careful that sometimes you don’t along all those books with you.
Because to many Jesus Christ can just become proper exegesis.
Proper hermeneutic,
a thing to be studied instead of a person to be loved.
Jesus would slip away — in Matthew 14:23 it says
“After He had sent the crowds away He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray
and when it was evening He was there alone.”
Someone said “Why did Jesus need to pray so much, He was the incarnate Son of God?”
We’re going to talk about that.
But let me just show you the foolishness of that question.
Could it just be possible that He always just wanted to slip away and be alone with God
simply because He loved Him?
Because He loved Him.
It says in Luke 6:12-13
“It was at this time that He went off to a mountain to pray and He spent the whole night in prayer to God
and when day came He called His disciples to Him
and choose twelve of them who He also named apostles.”
Let me ask you a question.
Have you ever had to make a really tough decision?
Did you ever pass the entire night in prayer to do so?
If you say “No.”
I say to you “Behold we found a man stronger then Jesus.”
Isn’t it amazing that the Christ would slip away and spend the entire night in prayer
to discern the Father’s voice to pick the men that had to be picked.
But we’ve got the upper hand on that?
“That’s not so much needed anymore.”
He goes on, Matthew 26:36 –
“Then Jesus came to Him at a place called Gethsemane and said to His disciples ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’”
“Sit here while I go over there and pray”?
Who could forget Gethsemane?
Who could forget the war that was fought in that place.
My friend when He got up off his knees the battle was over.
The war was fought there.
How many things do we have to fight with?
How many Philistines do we have to put up with?
That stay in the land and they’re like thorns to us. Why?
Because we do not take the matter by the horns.
We do not go to the Lord and wrestle until the victory is won.
Jesus Christ overcame in that garden,
and He overcame by struggling through it in prayer and gaining the victory.
That passage “This kind only comes out through prayer and fasting.”
That just doesn’t have to do with demons, my dear friend.
There are so many mountains in your life, so many obstacles,
so many things in your life that seek to derail you, to stop you.
And they’re going to stay there.
Because some of those things don’t just go away by counseling.
They go away by falling on your face before God till He delivers you.
Jesus was a man of prayer. He showed it in every aspect of His life.
Verse 1, He says “He was telling them a parable that at all times they ought to pray and not lose heart.”
That’s the teaching of Jesus Christ, right there.
If you want to sum up everything He taught about prayer, “We ought to pray at all times.”
Now for you young men here, let me just teach you something that will help you.
I hear so many young men today saying “Well I don’t really have a specific time in which I pray,
I am more, you know, throughout my day I just practice the presence of God.
But I don’t really have that secret place that I go to.”
Let me tell you something young man,
there is no way you can learn to practice the presence of God if you don’t spend much time in secret prayer.
The power to practice the presence of God, the power to live a life of prayer,
to always be speaking with the Father. That is born out of secret time with the Lord.
Segments of time with the Lord in prayer.
And He said “We’ve ought to pray always, and not to lose heart.”
The initiating of prayer is not the problem, do you realize that?
You have initiated so many petitions before the throne,
the question is “Have you wrestled them through?”
Have you pressed on in, to lay hold? Have you kept going?
Are there petitions on your heart in your mind, down on a pieces of paper,
that possibly have been there for fifteen years.
But you say to the Lord “I will not let you go!”
But it’s so easy to initiate prayer. But to persevere in that praying.
So He said we ought to always pray and not lose heart, because losing heart is the very end of all praying.
And then He says in Luke 18:8, what I consider to be one of the saddest verses in the entire bible.
It is this in 18:8, “I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly
however when the Son of Man comes will He find faith on the earth?”
Now why is that so sad?
Jesus has just given them a parable to demonstrate to them why they should always pray and not lose heart.
It’s almost as though Christ is going: “Listen, my Father is faithful, my Word is true,
He’s willing to do far more then anything you could ever ask or think,
I am telling you ask and you’ll receive, knock and it will be opened to you, seek and you will find!”
And then the Lord stops and goes,
“But then again, when I return, will I find anybody believing this?”
“Is anyone going to take Me at My Word?”
We cast so much doubt, not just upon the infallible written Word of God.
We cast so much doubt on the character of God
when we do not avail our-self, boldly of the promises!
Either we have no passion for the advancement of His kingdom
or we somehow feel it can be advanced through the power of the flesh.
The power of the intellect, the power of ecclesiastical structure.
Lord I pray for you people, I pray for your people, your dear Saints here,
pour out on them a Spirit of prayer and supplication.
Let them see Lord, pressing on and pressing in is where the battle is won.
And that the feeblest, the least gifted among us,
the smallest man of the smallest tribe of Zion,
can gather more victories then the greatest warrior in twelve tribes.
By praying, by seeking your face,
by glorying in your power and putting no confidence in the flesh. God help us.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

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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