Saturday, June 1, 2019

Spiritual Protection and Covering 【属灵保护和遮盖】

In Matthew 7:21-23 about the true and false disciples, Jesus said:-

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”

In John 4:34, “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

The devil has no hold over Christians if they are obedient and are in the will of God. We need to be in His will for our covering and protection against spiritual attack. Do not have any open doors in our lives, as Peter depicted in 1 Peter 5:8, Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Bill Johnson wrote in the Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life:-

His presence is not upon us to be commandeered or directed by us. Instead, we are tools in his hand. If there is a dove resting on my shoulder in the natural (and I love that phrase ‘and remained’) and I don’t want it to fly away, how am I going to walk around this room? Every step will be with the dove in mind. Every movement I make will be to preserve what I value most.” 

He further wrote:-

"The safest place in this war is obedience. In the center of His will, we face only the situations we are equipped to win. Outside of the center is where many Christians fall, facing undue pressures that are self-inflicted. His will is the only safe place to be."

In 2007, 23 South Korean missionaries went to Afghanistan against the advice of their church and country’s authorities. They were captured and held hostage by members of the Taliban while passing through Ghazni Province of Afghanistan and became a liability to their country.

The Israelites who left the covering of the cloud and fire pillars in the desert were bitten by snakes and scorpions. There are two kinds of sin before God: one is the sin of rebellion in disobeying what God has commanded us to do; the other is doing what God has not commanded at all.

Isaiah 1:19,If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; (V. 20) but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword...”

While Satan has “tremendous power” in this world, all of his power is subordinate to the authority that is vested in Christ. And he has no authority to do anything God does not permit for infinitely wise purposes, John Piper explains. Here is the link to the article:-

We give all glory to our Lord. Peace to all of you who are in Christ!

Paul K P Ang
Arsenal of Fire Global

June 1, 2019


“「凡稱呼我『主啊,主啊』的人不能都進天國;惟獨遵行我天父旨意的人才能進去。 當那日必有許多人對我說:『主啊,主啊,我們不是奉你的名傳道,奉你的名趕鬼,奉你的名行許多異能嗎?』 我就明明地告訴他們說:『我從來不認識你們,你們這些作惡的人,離開我去吧!』」”


如果基督徒顺从并且行在上帝的旨意里,那么魔鬼就无法控制他们。 我们必须行在祂的旨意才能在祂的掩盖和保护下不受到属灵攻击。 不要像彼得在彼得前书五章8节中描述的那样在我们的生命里有任何破口,“務要謹守,警醒。 因為你們的仇敵魔鬼,如同吼叫的獅子,遍地遊行,尋找可吞吃的人。”


“上帝的同在不是任由我们征用或指导的。 相反的,我们是祂手中的工具。 如果在自然界里有一只鸽子在我的肩膀上停留(我喜欢那句话'并且仍然停留')而我不想让它飞走,那我怎么能在这个房间走动呢? 我行走的每一步都会考虑到那只鸽子。 我所做的每一个动作都将是要保留我最重视的事物。“

他进一步写道: - 


在2007年,23名韩国宣教士不听从教会和国家政府的忠告前往阿富汗。 他们在经过阿富汗加兹尼省时被塔利班成员抓获并扣为人质,并成为他们国家的累赘。

那些在沙漠中离开云柱和火柱覆盖的以色列人都被蛇和蝎子咬伤。 在上帝面前有两种罪:违背上帝吩咐我们去做的事; 另一个是做上帝根本没有吩咐的事。

以赛亚书一章19节,“你們若甘心聽從, 必吃地上的美物,(第20节)若不聽從,反倒悖逆, 必被刀劍吞滅...”

约翰派珀解释说,虽然撒但在这个世界拥有“巨大的能力”,但他所有的权力都降服于归属于基督的权柄。他无权做出上帝不允许的任何无限智慧的事情。 以下是文章的链接: -




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