双语灵修 | 马太福音 24:22-28 神在末后的日子扶持我们

马太福音24:22-28 神在末后的日子扶持我们

22若不减少那日子,凡有血气的,总没有一个得救的;只是为选民,那日子必减少了。23那时,若有人对你们说‘基督在这里’,或说‘基督在那里’,你们不要信。24因为假基督、假先知将要起来,显大神迹、大奇事。倘若能行,连选民也就迷惑了。25看哪,我预先告诉你们了。26若有人对你们说,‘看哪,基督在旷野里’,你们不要出去;或说,‘看哪,基督在内屋中’,你们不要信。27闪电从东边发出,直照到西边。人子降临,也要这样。28尸首在哪里,鹰也必聚在那里。

耶稣说的很清楚,末后的日子将会是非常危险的时刻。他在启示录20章里说,撒旦要被短暂的释放。我们会处在这样末后的日子里吗?在我一生中我所看到的确实是这样。很多主流的基督教会不再教导圣经是神所启示的,如果某个教导让你不悦,你就可以扔在一边,并且说那是2000年前写的,和今天已经没什么关系了。在我们的文化里,过去被认为是错误的东西,如今却被宣扬成正确的,如果有人提出异议,就会被贴上老顽固、仇恨者的标签。

还有一些教会预言弥赛亚什么时候来,他们的预言总是失败的。耶稣清楚的表明,他来的时候,世界上每个人都会立刻在天空中看到。今天经文里关于“鹰”的句子,只是在说耶稣来的日子对于世界上那些不信的人来说,确实是一个恐怖的消息。

但是神会为了选民的缘故减少这些日子,以免他们可能被欺骗。这就是今天经文里的好消息。如果你相信耶稣,神已经在永恒之中拣选你属于他,神不会让你失丧。你要这样想,不要相信你自己,因为撒旦必定会想办法欺骗你。要一直警醒!但同时不要怀疑你的救主,因为他必定不会让你脱离他的视线,脱离他的手。

祷告:主耶稣啊,我确实相信。求你帮助我克服我的不信,克服我罪性的软弱。在这末后的日子里,求你紧紧的扶持我,不让我跌倒!求你让地上的你的教会不断地传讲福音,聚集选民。主耶稣啊,愿你快来!阿们。

Matthew 24:22-28: 22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.  25 See, I have told you ahead of time. 26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

        Jesus makes it clear that the last days will be very dangerous times.  He says in Revelation 20 that Satan will be let loose for a short while. Could we be in those last days? What I have seen in my lifetime is this. Many mainline Christian churches no longer teach that the whole Bible is inspired. If a certain teaching doesn’t please you, you throw it out, saying that what was written 2000 years ago is no longer relevant today. In our culture, what was wrong in times past is promoted to be right today, and those who say different are labeled bigots and haters.

And there are those churches who have predicted the coming of the Messiah and whose predictions have failed. Jesus makes it clear that when he comes, everyone in the world will see it at once across the skies. The sentence about the vultures simply means that the coming of Jesus will be a day of terrible news for the unbelievers of this world.

But God will shorten those days for the sake of the elect, lest they be deceived also, if that were possible.  And this is the good news for today. If you believe in Jesus, God has chosen you from eternity to be his own. God will not let you fall away.  Think of it in this way. Do not believe in yourself, because Satan is surely working to deceive you. Always be on your guard!  But at the same time, do not doubt your Savior, because he will surely not let you out of his sight or out of his hands.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief, the weakness of my sinful nature. In these last days, hold me close and do not let me fall!  And let your Church on earth continue to proclaim the gospel and gather the elect.  And then, even so, come, Lord Jesus!  Amen. 

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