No weapon that is formed against China prosper
Week 32 : 2020 Nov 08 – 2020 Nov 14
第三十二週：2020年 11月08日 – 2020年11月14日
西北祈禱院 NORTH WEST HOUSE OF PRAYER
禱告經文 Scriptures :
詩篇 Psalm 31:1-4
耶和華啊，與我相爭的，求你與他們相爭！ 與我相戰的，求你與他們相戰！ 拿着大小的盾牌， 起來幫助我。 抽出槍來，擋住那追趕我的； 求你對我的靈魂說：我是拯救你的。 願那尋索我命的，蒙羞受辱！ 願那謀害我的，退後羞愧！
In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge.
凡為攻擊中國和世界各地華人造成的器械必不利用； 凡在審判時興起用舌攻擊我們的， 我們必定他為有罪。 這是耶和華僕人的產業， 是我們從主所得的義。 這是耶和華說的。 (以賽亞書 54:17)
若有攻擊我們的，我們理當首先反醒自己並悔改歸正，我們且要饒恕他們 。不但如此，我們更要奉主祢的聖名祝福他們，因我們定意追求良善，拒絕邪惡。我們不可為惡所勝，反要以善勝惡。 (羅馬書 12:21) 靠主基督耶穌的恩典， 無論怎樣，我們的國家並全球的華人要成為樂於饒恕、定意祝福萬國的民族。
中國啊，你的門閂 是銅的，鐵的。 你的日子如何，你的力量也必如何。 耶書崙 哪，沒有能比神的。 他為幫助你，乘在天空， 顯其威榮，駕行穹蒼。 永生的神是 你的 居所； 他永久的膀臂在你以下。 他在你前面攆出仇敵， 說：毀滅吧。 如同以色列安然居住； 又像雅各的本源獨居五穀新酒之地。 他的天也滴甘露。 我們華人在蒙恩中，也要祝福以色列並自己的國家說，以色列並華人啊，你們是有福的！ 誰像我們這蒙耶和華所拯救的百姓呢？ 他是我們的盾牌，幫助我們， 是我們威榮的刀劍。 我們的仇敵必投降我們； 我們必踏在他們的高處。 (申命記 33:25-29)
雖有長期無故向我們發出惡意攻擊的， 我們卻要讚美耶和華！ 向耶和華唱新歌， 在聖民的會中讚美他！ 願中國如同以色列，因造他的主歡喜！ 願 錫安和中國的民因他們的王快樂！ 願他們跳舞讚美他的名， 擊鼓彈琴歌頌他！ 因為耶和華喜愛他的百姓； 他要用救恩當作謙卑人的妝飾。 願聖民因所得的 榮耀高興！ 願他們在牀上歡呼！ 願他們口中稱讚神為高， 手裏有兩刃的刀， 為要報復列邦， 刑罰萬民。 要用鍊子捆他們的君王， 用鐵鐐鎖他們的大臣； 要在他們身上施行所記錄的審判。 他的聖民都有這榮耀。 我們要讚美耶和華！ (詩篇 149:1-9)
No weapon that is formed against China and the Chinese around the world shall prosper, and every tongue rises against us in judgement we do condemn. This is our heritage as servants of the Lord, and our righteousness is from You, O Lord of Host. (Isaiah 54:17)
As Chinese, we confess on behalf of our people that our righteousness is only from the Lord, this is the reason we can condemn the tongues that accuse us. If there are those who speak against us, we admit that we should also examine ourselves and repent for any of our own sins and iniquities. However, if people are seeking evil for us, we declare in the name of Jesus that we forgive them. Because of their refusing God’s righteousness and kingdom perspective, but only insisting and seeking after their own opinion, their deceitfulness would never succeed, but always being on the losing side.
And having forgiven them, we bless them in the name of the Lord. We would always seek to replace the negative with the positive. If people curse us, we would not curse them back but rather bless them. We “do not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). We proclaim that goodness is the only power strong enough to overcome evil.
As for all the attacks, we proclaim from Deuteronomy that :
The bolts of our gates will be iron and bronze, and our strength will equal our days. “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help us and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out our enemies before us, saying, ‘Destroy them!’ So as Israel, China will live in safety; our people, like Jacob will dwell secure in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew. Blessed are you, China (as for Israel) ! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord ? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights. (Deuteronomy 33:25-29 NIV)
As for those who always attack us as what also happened to Israel, as Moses took his rod, we would take hold of our rod and realize the power that is present in our rod. By faith, we execute God’s judgement through His word and proclaim Psalm 149 over the nations and their rulers as follows:
Praise the Lord ! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Let our nation, as Israel, be glad in our Maker; let the children of Zion and our people rejoice in our King! Let us praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; He adorns the humble with salvation. Let the godly exult in glory; let us sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in our throats and two-edged swords in our hands, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the Lord ! (Psalm 149:1-9 ESV)
In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.