竭力進入新皮袋 / 翟辛蒂(Cindy Jacobs)

 
 

竭力進入新皮袋

親愛的朋友:

當我尋求主2009年給你們的話語時,我靈裡就跳出一個詞。這個詞是轉移(transition)。這是我們從舊到新─從陳酒到新酒的季節。新酒是什麼?從那行不通的到那行得通的,或是說從那不能生產的到那能生產的。

每當我和世界的基督徒分享時,總是感受到對老我的挫折感。人們明白他們正在做的並沒有產生他們預期的果效,但他們不知道該如何是好。

我感受到:神正為你們的生命形成合身的新皮袋。為了成就這事,你們正被竭力地推進新皮袋裡。沒有人喜歡這種感受。那是不舒服,有時候有壓力的感覺。壓力事實上可以成為生產力。當我們不再有壓力時,就不能生產了。

在一切壓力下,最難做的是讓你們的靈安靜下來,讓神可以向你們說話。有時候,當我們進到這種光景,神會在你們的沮喪中使用先知性的聲音來安慰你們,幫助你們。

我聽到神對你們說:「你們正進到你們生命中最有創造的時刻。聖靈,世界的創造者,正以祂的靈來充滿你們,這是超乎你們能了解的,幫助你們進到新的恩膏層次。祂正以祂的新酒澆灌你們直到滿溢。 不要容讓恐懼癱瘓你,止住祂想要釋放在你們裡面的水流。」

以下是讓你們進到神要你們去的新境界的策略:

1. 與人一同禱告

花時間與你的朋友藉著禱告,集體竭力進到神要給你們的新境界。聖經說新酒是在一掛葡萄中尋得的(賽65:8)。當你與人一同禱告時就會有啟示。

2. 查考神的話

神要你們在新的季節有新鮮的靈糧。 神要以智慧和啟示餵養你們,使你們有力量走過你們的轉移階段。

3. 別驚慌!

撒旦在擊打你們的恐慌機制,並且樂此不疲起來抵擋牠,拒絕牠的遊戲。選擇信心而非驚恐的路。

4. 信靠神

大聲說出神的應許來安靜你們驚恐的魂。告訴你們的思想:它不能以恐懼絕望的思想來控制你的靈 (箴3:5-6)。

事實是:惟一能消除神對你們生命的旨意是不聽從神的話,卻聽從撒旦,並跟隨牠的「驚恐建議」。

我們在「國際代禱將領事工」(Generals International)中正跟隨這些話語而行。神的國正為你們和我們擴張。我相信若我們要看我們不曾看見過的,我們就要做我們不曾做過的。這包括撒種。為此原故,我們撒種好像我們不曾撒過一樣。我相信撒種在神話語上會釋放收割。

 

翟辛蒂(Cindy Jacobs)

 

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Pressing into the New

 

Dear Friend,

 

As I have been seeking the Lord for a word for you for 2009 one seems to leap out to me in my spirit. It is the word transition. This is a season where we are going from the old to the new—from old wine to new wine. What do I mean by new wine? From what doesn’t work to what does work or from the non-productive to the productive.

 

It seems as I am sharing with Christians around the world there is a frustration with the old. People know that what they are doing isn’t producing the results they want to see but they don’t know what to do.


This is what I am sensing: God is forming a new wineskin for your life that is a good fit. In order to do so, you are being pressed into the new. No one likes that feeling. It is uncomfortable and, at times, stressful. Stress can actually be productive. It is when we get into (dis)stress that it becomes non-productive.

 

One of the most difficult things to do in the midst of pressure is to still your spirit so God can speak to you. At times, when we are in that condition, God will use the prophetic voice to come alongside you in your distress to comfort you and help you.

 

This is what I am hearing God say for you, “You are coming into the most creative time of your life. The Holy Spirit, the Creator of the world, is going to fill you with His Spirit in a way beyond your understanding to help you go to a new level of anointing. He is going to fill you with His new wine to overflowing. Do not let fear paralyze you and stop up the flow He is wanting to release within you.”

 

Here is a strategy to get to the new places God wants you to go:

 

1. Pray with others
Take time to surround yourself with friends who will corporately press into the new places that God has for you through prayer. The Bible says that the new wine is found in the cluster (Isaiah 65:8). Revelation is found as you pray with others.

 

2. Search the Word
God wants you to have fresh bread for a new season. God is going to feed you with wisdom and revelation to give you strength to go through your transition.

 

3. Don’t panic!
Satan is hitting your panic button and having a good time doing so! Stand up to him and resist his game. Hit the faith walk instead of panic.

 

4. Trust God
Speak God’s promises out loud to still your soul from panic. Tell your mind that it will not control your spirit with thoughts of fear and desperation (Proverbs 3:5-6).

 

The truth is this: The only thing that can negate the will of God for your life is listening to Satan and following his “panic advice” rather than God’s word.

 

We here at Generals International are moving on these words. The Kingdom of God is expanding for you and for us. I believe that if we want to see what we’ve never seen, we have to do what we’ve never done. This includes sowing. For this reason, we are sowing as we have never sown. I believe that sowing into a word releases harvest.

 

Cindy Jacobs