1 月 7 日 上帝與以色列的獨特關係

這周我們以上帝與以色列的獨特關係來開始,以提醒自己。可悲的是,當今世界的許多地方,甚至許多教會都嫉妒以色列,尋求去廢掉上帝的應許,並試圖重新解釋上帝的話語。這神學被稱為「替代」,意思是上帝以代教會代替了以色列。因此,我們需要永遠記住,上帝揀選以色列是為了他的目的和計劃。如果我們譴責或批評以色列,我們就是反抗上帝。

  • 上帝隨己意行事

o      詩篇 115:3 : 但我們的神在天上,隨自己的意旨行事。

o      羅馬書 9:12-13, 15: 神就對利百加說:「將來大的要服侍小的。」13 正如經上所記:「雅各是我所愛的,以掃是我所惡的。15 因他對摩西說:「我要憐憫誰就憐憫誰,要恩待誰就恩待誰。」

  • 上帝揀選以色列向外邦人作為他的見證

o      以賽亞書 43:10:10 耶和華說:「你們是我的見證,我所揀選的僕人。既是這樣,便可以知道,且信服我,又明白我就是耶和華,在我以前沒有真[a]神,在我以後也必沒有。

  • 上帝揀選一個家庭,使他成為一族

o      詩篇 105:23-24: 以色列也到了埃及,雅各在含地寄居。24 耶和華使他的百姓生養眾多……

  • 上帝賜給以色列已有人居住之地

o      申命記20:16-18: 但這些國民的城,耶和華你神既賜你為業,其中凡有氣息的,一個不可存留,只要照耶和華你神所吩咐的,將這赫人、亞摩利人、迦南人、比利洗人、希未人、耶布斯人都滅絕淨盡,免得他們教導你們學習一切可憎惡的事,就是他們向自己神所行的,以致你們得罪耶和華你們的神。

  • 上帝吩咐以色列為將到來的王準備土地

o      歷代志下6:6但選擇耶路撒冷為我名的居所,又揀選大衛治理我民以色列。

為人們能明白上帝與以色列獨特的關係祈求。

棄掉謊言

離開猶太群體生活方式的人在將來的世界將會沒有分,他們只會被切斷,滅亡,並承受因他們的大罪而得的永遠的懲罰:

  • 那些像拿撒勒人和穆罕默德人所說的,主已經給予新的替代,而不是舊的,他已經廢除了律法,儘管律法本質是神聖的。

 

真理來

神愛世人,甚至將他的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信他的,不至滅亡,反得永生。

(約翰福音3:16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we have been reminding ourselves of the beginning of God’s unique relationship with Israel. Sadly, today much of the world, and even many churches are jealous of Israel and seek to nullify God’s promises and try to reinterpret God’s Word. That theology is called “Replacement” meaning God replaced Israel by the Church. So we need to always remember that God’s choice of Israel was for His purposes and plans. If we condemn or criticize Israel we are rebelling against God.

  • God does whatever He pleases

o  Psalm 115:3: But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.

o  Romans 9:12-13, 15: It was said to her (Rebekah), “The older shall serve the younger.”  As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”

  • God chose Israel to be His witness to the Gentiles

o   Isaiah 43:10:“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, 
“and My servant whom I have chosen.”

  • God took a family and made them a nation

o   Ps 105:23-24: Israel also came into Egypt, 
and Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham. He increased His people greatly.

  • God gave Israel a land which was already inhabited

o   Deuteronomy 20:16-18: “But of the cities of these peoples which the Lord your God gives you asan inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive, but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, just as the Lord your God has commanded you, lest they teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God.

  • God commanded Israel to prepare the land for the coming of the King

o   2 Chronicles 6:6: “I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there.”

                                                 

Renounce the lie:

The following have no share in the world to come, but are cut off, and perish, and receive their punishment for all time for their great sin:

  • he who says, as do the Nazarenes and the Mohammedans, that the Lord has given a new dispensation instead of the old, and that he has abolished the Law, though it was originally divine.

 

Replace with God’s truth:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Model of Herod’s Temple (Israel Museum)

 

 

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