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每週一妥拉 2013/5/19-5/25
從古時起,世界各地的猶太會堂會一週一次在安息日讀經,從摩西五經(妥拉)到先知的書(先知書)。每週的讀經內容都有一個希伯來名稱,其出自經文內容起頭的字。每週慣例讀經的實例剛好記載在路加福音四章16節,耶穌來到拿撒勒的會堂,讀了一段先知書(以賽亞書61章)。我們發現每週一次閱讀這些內容,不僅提供我們機會,與世界成千上萬的猶太人來確認神話語的內容,在我們為以色列與猶太人的代禱上,聖靈更時常貼切的啟發具體的內容禱告。

這週的閱讀(5/19-5/25)被稱為『點燈』(B'ha'alotcha),讀經內容包括:

妥拉:民數記8:1-12:16
先知書:撒迦利亞書2:10-4:7

當我們旅遊經過民數記的沙漠(這本書的希伯來名字正是『在沙漠裡』),我們會發現許多沃土,使我們得以瞭解以色列所呈現出的人類景況,以及神向祂選民所展現的『恩慈和嚴厲』(羅11:22)。這週的重點多到無法一一提及,我們將提到的部分如下:

*民數記8:14這樣,你從以色列人中將利未人分別出來,利未人便要歸我。』神愛世人─但在對愛的表達上,祂可能有自己至高無上的目的,揀選特定的人(以色列)、族群(利未人)、家庭(亞倫的祭司家庭)、先知(米利暗)與個人領袖(摩西、約書亞),將他們分別出來。這些只是關於以色列的一些例子,祂持續在今日的彌賽亞身體中做這樣的事。重要的事在於接受並尊榮祂為我們與他人所劃好的界線;在本週妥拉閱讀最後,先知與祭司(米利暗和亞倫)因為對他們弟弟摩西『地位』的怨恨而惹了大麻煩。

請禱告:在以色列彌賽亞身體中的大方與謙卑,對於不同的種族、屬靈恩賜、年紀、性別、才幹與技巧。

*民數記9:18-21; 23以色列人遵耶和華的吩咐起行,也遵耶和華的吩咐安營。雲彩在帳幕上停住幾時,他們就住營幾時。雲彩在帳幕上停留許多日子,以色列人就守耶和華所吩咐的不起行。有時雲彩在帳幕上幾天,他們就照耶和華的吩咐住營,也照耶和華的吩咐起行。有時從晚上到早晨,有這雲彩在帳幕上;早晨雲彩收上去,他們就起行。有時晝夜雲彩停在帳幕上,收上去的時候,他們就起行。他們遵耶和華的吩咐安營,也遵耶和華的吩咐起行。他們守耶和華所吩咐的。』

『所吩咐的』(charge)這個字與軍事上使用『看守』(watch)這個字是相同的,而遵守(kept)也有『護衛』(guarded)的意思。在這裡兩次描述到以色列軍營常規中一個重要成分『遵守主的吩咐』─警醒並順服祂的指令,無論是要求立即行動或在無限期的等候中耐心看守。

*民數記10:25在諸營末後的是但營的纛,按著軍隊往前行。』我們在兩星期前曾說到猶大支派在前頭帶領(緊跟著的是以撒迦與西布倫支派)。但支派殿後,他的名字與『神的審判(申冤)』有關(創世記30:6)。後衛(rear guard)這個字含有聚集的概念,後衛不僅保護後面不受攻擊,他也不讓脫隊的人落後─聚集在後面脫隊的人。通常,年長較具經驗的戰士才會擔任此任務。

*民數記11:1a, 4, 33-34眾百姓發怨言,他們的惡語達到耶和華的耳中。他們中間的閒雜人大起貪慾的心…肉在他們牙齒之間尚未嚼爛,耶和華的怒氣就向他們發作,用最重的災殃擊殺了他們。那地方便叫做基博羅哈他瓦(就是貪慾之人的墳墓),因為他們在那裡葬埋那起貪慾之心的人。』『貪慾』與喚起身體慾望進入強烈的貪求有關。

*民數記11:29 『惟願耶和華的百姓都受感說話!願耶和華把祂的靈降在他們身上(參考林前14:5; 39-40:『你們要追求愛,也要切慕屬靈的恩賜,其中更要羨慕的,是作先知講道。所以我弟兄們,你們要切慕作先知講道,也不要禁止說方言。凡事都要規規矩矩的按著次序行。』

這一段與十二章皆在顯示先知性預言─在屬靈權柄與關鍵時候宣告主所說的話,是祂的領袖階層對祂百姓很重要的部分。然而要緊的是,公認的先知知道並在他們權柄位置裡行事。當米利暗離開她的權柄位置,這是很嚴重的事,因為她處在公認有影響力的位置上,必須被大大對付,在此事件中,甚至是公開被對付。

來自先知一再重申的話語

當聖靈允許神的話重申二次,代表要警告祂百姓留心注意和瞭解(創世記41:32),這樣認為似乎沒有太大爭議。這週來自撒迦利亞書的先知書內容,和光明節時所用到的經文完全相同。有可能是因為撒迦利亞書4:2提到金燈臺(這週妥拉一開始就提到會幕裡點燈的指示;傳統上光明節的季節會以特別的金燈臺來慶祝)。這段先知書的內容預言性地涵蓋那位將來到世上的『光』,除去我們的污穢,祂的話將成為我們的保護,抵擋我們的仇敵,祂的油會『讓我們的燈一直點著』,而祂的靈將成為我們的得勝!

請禱告:當世界的猶太人這週末在聚會末了讀到這些話,聖靈將光照他們。禱告許多猶太人將領悟並相信主已經來住在他們中間,祂的名字是耶穌,而祂的父親,萬軍之耶和華已差遣祂!

*撒迦利亞書2:10-11 『錫安城啊,應當歡樂歌唱,因為我來要住在你中間。這是耶和華說的。那時,必有許多國歸附耶和華,作祂(原文是我)的子民。祂(原文是我)要住在你中間,你就知道萬軍之耶和華差遣我到你那裡去了。』

我們發現這段經文確實是出於『彌賽亞』!主說:『我來要住在你中間』,接著應該同樣是主說:『你就知道萬軍之耶和華差遣我到你那裡去了。』從文章的結構中,完全看不出來最後一句指的是撒迦利亞。只有與主同行的那一位放在這裡最為貼切,耶穌自己也在約翰福音11:41b-42說了很類似的話,當祂在呼叫拉撒路從墳墓出來前說:『父啊,我感謝?,因為?已經聽我。我也知道?常聽我,但我說這話是為周圍站著的眾人,叫他們信是?差了我來。』

*撒迦利亞書2:12-13『耶和華必收回猶大作祂聖地的分,也必再揀選耶路撒冷。凡有血氣的都當在耶和華面前靜默無聲;因為祂興起,從聖所出來了。』

當爭戰在以色列各地增強時,特別是在耶路撒冷、古大衛城和聖殿山,請禱告在這裡的信徒─不用情緒來禱告、敬拜與行動。反之,以聖靈的大能,我們將使我們的肉體靜默,好使我們聽得清楚聖靈正在對彌賽亞身體所說的話─找著我們在神裡的信心,惟有祂能『佔有』並『再次揀選耶路撒冷』。

*撒迦利亞書3:1-2 『天使(原文是他)又指給我看:大祭司約書亞站在耶和華的使者面前;撒但也站在約書亞的右邊,與他作對。耶和華向撒但說:撒但哪,耶和華責備你!就是揀選耶路撒冷的耶和華責備你!這不是從火中抽出來的一根柴嗎?』

以色列就是『從火中抽出來的一根柴』(希伯來文對此的表達,實際上有時會委婉的用來形容『大屠殺的生還者』)。以色列持續在列國的控告之下,在裡面有一個甦醒的彌賽亞身體,就定位成為『國度的祭司』。此餘民也受到撒旦(控告者)的攻擊。

請禱告:彌賽亞身體在屬靈爭戰上的恩典與成熟,得以奉主的名站立抵擋控告者─正如約書亞在這一章所做的,彌賽亞身體的主持續為我們除罪並給予清潔華美的衣服。

**值得注意的是,這段經文使者用來對抗撒旦的方式(撒但哪,耶和華責備你),竟是神將自己視為揀選耶路撒冷的耶和華(揀選耶路撒冷的耶和華責備你)。今日,我們可以使用耶穌(YESHUA)之名,裡面包含著神的名(YHVH),從此例子中,我們可以推論出,我們擊敗仇敵『所見證的道』就是承認主揀選了耶路撒冷!

*撒迦利亞書3:7 萬軍之耶和華如此說:你若遵行我的道,謹守我的命令,你就可以管理我的家,看守我的院宇;我也要使你在這些站立的人中間來往。』

神渴望我們遵行祂的道,看守祂分派我們去做的事。當我們忠心於此,我們會在判斷上成長,因此祂會託付我們其他責任與位置,甚至在需要時與其他『軍隊』和諧來往,也就是神的使者。

*撒迦利亞書4:6b『萬軍之耶和華說:不是倚靠勢力,不是倚靠才能,乃是倚靠我的靈方能成事。』此經文寫在以色列國會前面金燈臺的下方。

請禱告:以色列會有越來越多人看見屬靈能力在找著盼望和未來上的重要性,而且是倚靠她父親所賜的聖靈!

下週的閱讀進度(5/26-6/1)被稱為『打發』(Sh'lach L'cha),讀經內容包括:妥拉─民數記13:1-15:41;先知書─約書亞記2:1-24。

馬汀和娜瑪‧賽維士(Martin & Norma Sarvis)
於耶路撒冷

THIS WEEK'S TORAH PORTION:

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets. We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God's Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will illumine specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel. All texts are those of English translations of the Scriptures.

The reading for this week May 1 9-25 isB'ha'alotcha: "When you Light Up" (the lamps)

TORAH: Numbers 8:1-12:16
HAFTARAH: Zechariah 2:10-4:7

As we travel through the desert of Numbers (Remember, the Hebrew name for the book is "In the Desert"), we will actually discover areas of very fertile soil for understanding both the human condition as manifest in Israel, and the "goodness and severity" (Rom. 11:22) of God as demonstrated towards His chosen people. Of the many important points present in this week's narrative, we would point out the following:

*Numbers 8:14:"Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.""God so lovedthe World"-yet in expressing that Love, He may in His own sovereign, holy purposes choose to set particular peoples (Israel), tribes (Levites), families (Cohenim-Priests), prophets (Miriam) and individual leaders (Moses, Joshua) apart. These are only a few examples as related to Israel-and He continues this in the Body of Messiah today. It is extremely important that we accept and honor those lines which it is plainHehas drawn for us and for others. By the end of this Torah Portion, both Israel's prophet (Miriam) and her priest (Aaron) get into serious trouble for becoming resentful regarding the 'place' of their brother Moses.

Please pray for a generosity and humility in the Body of Messiah in Israel, with regards to race, spiritual gifts, age, sex, and talents and acquired skills.

*Numbers 9:18-21; 23:"At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out.even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many days, the sons of Israel would keep the LORD's charge and not set out. If sometimes the cloud remained a few days over the tabernacle, according to the command of the LORD they remained camped.At the command of the LORD they camped, and at the command of the LORD they set out; they kept the LORD's charge."

The word "charge" is the same as that used for a military"watch", and "kept" also means"guarded".So, twice here an essential element of Israel's camp routine is described as"guarding the Watch of the LORD"--keeping alert and obedient for His directive, whether it required immediate galvanization into action or the watchful patience necessary for an open-ended waiting.

*Numbers 10:25:"Then the standard of the camp of the children of Dan (the rear guard of all the camps) set out according to their armies."We wrote two weeks ago of the place of Judah in taking the lead (followed closely in leadership by Issachar and Zebulon). Dan was to bring up the rear. His name is related to "godly judgment" (Genesis 30:6). The word for "rear guard" (Heb:me'aseph) bears within it the concept of "gathering". A rear guard not only protected the rear from outward attack, it also kept stragglers from fraying-out behind-it was responsible for "gathering" loose ends, keeping the rear tight and pressing forward. Often, the older more-experienced warriors held oversight of this position.

*Numbers 11:1a, 4, 33-34 (NASB): "Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD"."Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving..the LORD struck the people with a very great plague. So he called the name of that place "The Graves of Cravings" because there they buried the people who had yielded to craving.""T'aveh-Cravings" is related to physical appetites awakened into strong lusts.

*Numbers 11:29:".O, that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!"(cf: I Corinthians 14:5; 39-40:"I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophes ied.Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.").

This section and all of chapter 12 show that prophecy-the proclaiming forth in spiritual authority and timing of what the LORD is speaking-is an important part of His government for His people. But it is essential that recognized prophets know and work within their place of authority. When Miriam leaves that place, it is, because of her recognized position, an extremely serious matter which must be dealt with strongly and, in her case, publically.

A REPEATED WORD FROM THE PROPHETS

It seems safe to assume that when the Holy Spirit allows God's Word to be repeated twice, there is something within it which warrants His people's special attention and understanding (Genesis 41:32). This week'shaftarahfrom Zechariah is exactly the same passage as that used during the week of Hanukkah. This is presumably because the Zechariah 3:2 mentions amenorah-"lampstand" (This week's Torah Portion begins with instructions regarding the menorah in the Tabernacle; the Hanukkah season is traditionally celebrated with a special menorah). This passage contains so very much prophet ically about the "Light" who would come into the world to cleanse us from our filthiness, whose Word which would be our defense against that of our Adversary, whose oil would "keep our lamps burning", whose Spirit would be our Victory!

PLEASE PRAY:the illumination of the Holy Spirit on these words as they are read at the close of Hebrew services around the world this weekend. Pray that many Jews will realize and believe that the LORD has come to dwell in their midst--the BRANCH whose name is Yeshua, and that His Father, the LORD of Hosts, has sent Him!

*Zechariah 2:10-11." 'Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,' says YHVH, 'Many nations shall be joined to YHVH in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that YHVH of Armies has sent Me to you.'"

We find this passage to be "Messianic" indeed! First, YHVH-the LORD says, "I am coming and I will dwell in your midst"-then presumably the same Speaker says, "Then you will know that YHVH of Armies has sent me to you." There is nothing in the construction of this passage which demands that the last sentence is by Zechariah and the next-to-last the LORD. Only one who was "One with" the LORD would fit here. Yeshua/Jesus said something remarkably similar in John 11:41b-42, immediately before calling Lazarus forth from the grave," 'Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."

*Zechariah 2:12-13:"And the LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

As the warfare intensifies over Israel, Jerusalem, the ancient City of David and the Temple Mount,PLEASE PRAY for believers here-that we will not pray nor worship nor act out of our emotions-that in the power of the Spirit we willsilence our fleshso as to hear clearly what the Spirit is saying to the Body of Messiah, finding our confidence in God alone who will 'take possession' and 'again choose Jerusalem'.

*Zechariah 3:1-2:"Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and the satan standing at his right hand to "satan"(i.e. be an adversary to)him. And the LORD said to Satan, 'YHVH rebuke you, satan! YHVH who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?"

All of Israel today stands as a 'brand plucked from the fire' (The Hebrew for this expression is in fact sometimes used as a euphemism for 'Holocaust Survivor'). She is continually under accusation. Yet within her is an awakened Messianic Body, coming into its place as a "Kingdom of Priests". This remnant is also bombarded by the satan (the adversary, accuser).Please pray for grace and growing maturity in spiritual warfare in the Body of Messiah in Israel to stand against the Adversary in the name of the LORD-while allowing, as did Joshua in this chapter, the LORD to provide constant cleansing from sin and clean garments-including a head covering to protect her mind.

**It rings significant to usthat part of the "word" wielded against the Adversary by the Angel ("YHVH rebuke you, Satan!") is the LORD's identity asthe One who has Chosen Jerusalem("YHVH who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!").Today, we may use the NameYESHUA, which bears within it in condensed form the "YHVH Saves". From this example it can be inferred that a part of the "Word of our Testimony" (Revelation12:11) which defeats the Enemy is aconfession of the LORD's< /i>choosing of Jerusalem!Suspicion of the truth of this terrifies the evil one, who knows that Yeshua will one day dwell and rule from there!

*Zechariah 3:7. "If you will walk in My ways and guard my watch, then you shall also judge My house and likewise have charge of my courts; I will give you places to walk among those who stand here."It is God's desire that we walk in His path and watch over the things He assigns us to. As we are faithful in this, we will grow in judgment so as to be entrusted with other responsibilities and positionings-even when necessary among and in harmony with those other "armies"-the angelic beings.

*Zechariah 4:6b: " 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of Armies."

This Scripture is written across the bottom arms of the menorah which stands in front of Israel's Knesset Building.PLEASE PRAY: that more and more in Israel will come to see the necessity of spiritual power for finding hope and a future-and that through a HOLY spirit provided by her Father!

Martin and Norma Sarvis
Jerusalem

[The Torah and Haftarah portions for next week 26 May-1 June will be Sh'lach L'cha-"Send for Yourself" (men to spy-out the land of Canaan): TORAH: 13:1-15:41; HAFTARAH: Joshua 2:1-24.]

從耶路撒冷來的代禱信與信息2013/5/17

彼得有關外邦人的啟示

撰稿:Asher Intrater

彼得是一個從神耶和華領受了重大啟示的人。

-他的第一個啟示是,他是一個罪人(路加福音5:8)。

-而後,他得到歷史性的啟示,耶穌是彌賽亞,神的兒子(馬太福音16:16-18)。

-在聖靈降臨節(五旬節)的早晨,他得到的啟示是,聖靈澆灌在門徒身上使他們說方言是對舊約聖經預言的延續與實現。(使徒行傳2:16-17)。

-在他的書信中,彼得共享的啟示是,?耶穌受苦是分擔祂的苦難和在祂裏面共同被榮耀的過程的一部分(彼得前書4:1,12-14)。

彼得的另一個歷史性的啟示是,神愛所有人以及我們在祂面前都是平等的。

使徒行傳10:28,34-35
神已經指示我,無論什?人,都不可看做俗而不潔淨的。

我真看出神是不偏待人,各國中那敬畏主行義的人,都?主所悅納。

神是按道德而並不是按種族審判人。人並不會因他的種族背景而被拒。神是在屬靈和道德公義的基礎上公平地審判所有人。

在這歷史上的轉折點之前,幾乎所有宗教表達都是由種族和民族而限制定義的。彼得的啟示翻開了以全人類普世救恩?基礎的信仰的新篇章。歷史的進程在此刻被改變。

Welby, Gumbel 和 Schonborn
撰稿:By Ann C.

Justin Welby 是坎特伯雷大主教和英國聖公會的領袖。Nicky Gumbel是英國倫敦聖三一普林頓教會的牧師以及取得巨大成就的“?發課程(Alpha program)”的領導者。Christoph Schonborn 是維也納大主教和梵蒂岡最具影響力的主教之一。

Schonborn 最近接受了 Gumbel 的訪問並透過網絡廣播傳送到77個國家。以下是關於那次訪談的編輯摘錄:“Nicky,我對你和 Justin Welby 談及你們的父親——他們都是德國猶太神父的印象特別深刻。我也有一些猶太背景。我們三人都有著猶太血統。”

“基督身體最深的傷口就是以色列人與外邦人之間的傷口。我們現在都被呼召透過熾熱的禱告求主醫治這個傷口,祈求外邦人的時日被完全,那?以色列就得以享受完全的救恩。這一切只有透過十架才可以被成就。”

在合一上:“除了耶穌的愛,沒有其它道路通向合一。最先把我帶到福音主義的是感受到他們對耶穌的深愛,有時候我發現比起我自己的,其他基督教社區在這一點上表達得更有活力。我們應當互相學習。”

Schonborn 談及他的家人—在他的先輩中有八位主教和三位紅衣教主,至今?止,他的父親為抵抗納粹政權更是加入英國陸軍。

對於現今的教皇:“教皇 Francis 是為人所喜悅的。我不可以揭開教皇選舉會議的秘密,但那絕對是一次對聖靈的極大體驗。我們為聖靈所驅使選出這個坐在西斯廷教堂角落的人。我領受了兩次真實的神蹟——指示我他就是那個人。”

事實上 Welby, Gumbel 和 Schonborn 都是歐洲基督教的領袖,都是主耶穌虔誠的信徒,都有著猶太背景,都是我們時代的一個標誌。

讓我們禱告,祈求神關於以色列與眾國、猶太人與外邦人關係的奧秘,透過主耶穌,祂本身就是教會的首領(以弗所書 1:20-22)以及以色列的王(約翰福音 12:12-13),得以完全的?示。

Makor HaTikvah
一個月前,我們請您?耶路撒冷的 Makor HaTikvah 彌賽亞猶太學校,所面對的法律困境禱告。 經過第二輪的聽證會,我們似乎看到了一絲希望。校長寫道:“法官裁定我們的學校仍能繼續開放,直至 2012-13 學年的結束……但是他附加了兩個條件——我們必須在十天內提供由衛生部和安檢員授與我們學校的批准。” 幸運的是,他們在限期內取得了那些文件。請?他們能?繼續取得政府當局的公正與青睞而禱告。(編注:Makor HaTikvah是一所位於耶路撒冷的彌賽亞學校的名稱)

五旬節
五旬節的徹夜禱告與禁食是一個絕妙的成功。我們的參與者有來自耶路撒冷/特拉維夫地區七個地方教會的成員,以及世界各地許多透過現場網絡連接參加的朋友。觀看這段由 Asher 回顧當天所發生的一切,以及描述我們?促進全世界聖靈大澆灌的策略的視頻,請點擊這裡
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weStDsDbINw&feature=youtu.be

美國與香港的事工安排
Asher
和 Betty 將於5月31日(星期五)在美國的 Tikkun 特會事工。Paul Wilbur 將帶領敬拜。報名,詳閱 www.tikkunamerica.org。

Asher 和 Paul 也將於6月2日早上八點半與十一點在 Silver Spring以馬內利教會的兩場主日禮拜中服事。詳閱 www.immanuels.org
Asher, Ariel Blumenthal, 和 Ari Sorko Ram 將於6月24-28日在香港。詳細消息,請發送電子郵件到以下地址:ariel.blumenthal@reviveisrael.org

復興以色列事工Revive Israel Ministries
為我們持續的,在以色列本地的復興運動,植主內猶太教會,門徒訓練中心,以希伯來文先知性禱告,讚美守望,和為那些財務幫助所需的事項禱告。請將這些近日訊息傳給你相信他們會從中得益處的人。請與我們在財務上同工,來加強在以色列主內肢體力量,照應這兒的復興工作,且對國際傳講以色列、教會、和末世的訊息。

來源:從耶路撒冷來的代禱信與信息(復興以色列事工)經我心旋律同意轉載,特此致謝!

 

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