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Weeping, Watching And, Warfare (Chinese/English)

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 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

6 看哪,以色列的一个人带着一个米甸女人来到会幕门前,在摩西和以色列全会众的眼前,他们都在会幕门前哭泣。

And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

7 亚伦的孙子以利亚撒的儿子非尼哈看见了,就从会众中起来,手里拿着矛,

And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So, the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

8 进了那人的帐棚,刺透了他们,就是以色列人和那女人的肚腹。那瘟疫这样停止在以色列人中了。

Weeping Watching And Warfare

哭泣、观看和战斗

 When sin comes into the church, brutal measures need to be taken sometimes. Look at the response of the people, they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. How often is there serious sin in the church and the people of God are saying ‘oh isn’t it terrible’. They sit there and watch the sin right there in the camp, they are prepared to do nothing about it. We have adultery in the church, homosexuality in the church, church members can be bringing all types of sin into the church and what does the church do?    NOTHING

当罪恶进入教会,有时需要采取残酷的措施。看看人民的反应,他们在会幕会见的门口哭泣。教会中经常发生严重的罪恶,而上帝的子民却说“哦,这真是可怕”。他们坐在那里,看着罪恶就在他们中间,却毫无作为。教会里可能有奸淫、同性恋,教会成员可能会带来各种各样的罪,教会做了什么呢?什么都不做。

 It stands at the church door, weeping and complaining about it, but doing nothing about it.  Does that describe you or your church?

教会站在教堂门口,哭泣和抱怨,但却什么也不做。这是否描述了你或你所在的教会?

 There are three types of people here, most were weeping, why were they weeping, not because of sorrow for sin, but their sin had been exposed, they were afraid, they had good cause to be afraid, it is the same in the church, we weep, but we don’t really repent. They would do the same thing, given half a chance. It wasn’t just this man, who was prostituting himself with foreign wives.

这里有三种类型的人,大多数人都在哭泣,他们为什么哭泣?不是因为为罪伤心,而是因为他们的罪被揭示出来,他们害怕,他们有充分的理由害怕,教会也是如此,我们哭泣,但我们并没有真正悔改。他们会做同样的事情,只要有机会。不仅仅是这个男人,他与外族妻子行淫。

 To bring this woman into his tent, he must have walked through a large area of the Israelite camp, why did no one act? Sin parades itself like a peacock in the church, shouts and screams and the church does nothing , but weep and cry. We need action men, like Phinehas.

要把这个女人带进他的帐篷,他必须穿过以色列营地的一个大区域,为什么没有人采取行动呢?罪恶在教会中如孔雀一样炫耀,大声吆喝,而教会什么都不做,只是哭泣和呼号。我们需要像非尼哈一样的行动者。

 Some were probably watching this going on, this was taking place right in the midst of the camp, some may have been giving approval to this disgraceful act, some indeed in the church today, indeed pastors compromise and don’t call sin, what it is Sin. 

有些人可能在看着这一切发生,这正发生在营地的中间,有些人可能在默许这种可耻的行为,今天的教会中的一些人,甚至包括牧师,妥协了,不称罪为罪。

 What does the prophet say later in Scripture, they will be some who won’t use that three-letter word to describe things that go on right under their noses.

先知后来在经文中说什么,会有一些人不使用那个三个字母的构成词 sin 来描述就在他们眼前发生的事情。

 Pastor and church leader, you need to tell people that same sex marriage and homosexuality is SIN, lose church members if you have to, but you need to tell the truth and purge the evil from your midst.

牧师和教会领袖,你需要告诉人们,同性婚姻和同性恋是罪,即使要失去教会成员,也要讲真理,并从你们中间铲除邪恶。

Then there will be the ones and twos who will be courageous enough to stand up and do something about it, like Phinehas, they will protect the glory and honour of the Lord, they will defend his cause, Moses said in Exodus 32, who is on the Lords side? Are you?

然后会有一两个人足够勇敢站出来采取行动,像非尼哈一样,他们将保护主的荣耀和尊荣,捍卫他的事工。出埃及记32章摩西说,谁是归耶和华一方的?是吗?

What we need is more people like Phinehas, who will take a stand, he was fearless for his God. He did what the leaders of the Children of Israel should have done. Sin if left to run rampant through the church, will destroy it, only when this sin was purged, was the plague stopped. Only when sin is purged in today’s church, will revival come.

今天我们需要更多像非尼哈的人,他们会站出来,他为他的上帝无所畏惧。他做了以色列儿子的领袖们本该做的事。罪如果被放任在教会中蔓延,将摧毁它,只有当这罪被清除时,瘟疫才会停止。只有当今天的教会中的罪被清除时,复兴才会来临。

 You will say, oh this is the Old Testament, well if there is sin in the church by a brother or sister, one person goes to him/her, then two or three and then he/she needs to told to leave the church. What happened in Acts 5;1-11,this is a parallel passage. This is New Testament, look at the churches in Revelation 2-3, are those churches in existence today?

你会说,哦,这是旧约,但是如果教会中有兄弟姐妹的罪行,一个人去找他/她,然后是两个或三个人,然后他/她需要被告知离开教会。在使徒行传5:1-11中发生了什么,这是一个平行的经文。这是新约,看看启示录2-3中的教会,这些教会今天是否还存在?

 A little leaven left to itself, will pollute and ultimately destroy the church.

留给自己的一点点酵母,将污染并最终毁掉教会。

 The need today is for loving and earnest church discipline, sin needs to be killed or it will strangle the church’s witness, worship and walk.

今天的需要是充满爱心和认真的教会纪律,罪恶需要被铲除,否则它将扼杀教会的见证、敬拜和行事。

 Let me ask you are you engaged in watching sin in the church, weeping about it, but doing nothing or like Phinehas, standing up against it and fighting in spiritual warfare against it?

让我问你,你是否在观看教会中的罪恶,为此哭泣,但什么也不做,还是像非尼哈一样,站出来反对它,与之进行属灵的争战? 

God bless you

愿上帝祝福你

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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3 comments

  1. Thank you, Keith, for this bold message of truth! If we could only get the message through to those who are saying what is sin is not sin and what is not sin is sin!
    Great message!

  2. thanksgiving
    still travel..off to Vienna and veni-e

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