(Message shared on 21 February 2016 by Rev. Stanley Ow)

God’s Spirit on us !

Luke 路加福音 4:18,
‘The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me [Jesus], because God has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to HEAL the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed’

Miracles 奇迹

Part of God’s attributes.神的属性之一

God said, ‘God saw everything that He had made, indeed it was VERY GOOD’ [in reference to man] Genesis 1:31a
“神看他所造的一切都很好 。”创世记 1:31

Bible is a Miracle Book: Miracles of Old Testament’s Book of Moses, Historical, Post-Captivity, Poetical & Prophetical Books; Miracles of New Testament’s Gospels, Acts, Epistles & Revelation
What? Why? 是什么? 为什么?

Definition: Divine power for divine purpose beyond human explanation; extraordinary work of deity transcending ordinary powers of nature; connection with divine
定义:神圣力量为完成神圣目的,超出人的解释; 非凡的神迹工作超越了普通的自然力量; 神圣的联系


1. He is God! 他是神!
Supernatural; Specialist in impossibility 超自然的; “不可能”的专家

2. Divine command & authority.神的命令和权威
Jesus earthly ministry: Acts 1:1 – to do [healing, casting, visiting] & to teach 使徒行传 1:1 – 耶稣开始所行 (医治,赶鬼,拜访)和所教

Why miracles? 为什么要创造奇迹?

He is God; God’s power & authority

3. Impart FAITH 传授信心– believers & unbelievers. Result of God’s miracles: salvation.信与不信者。 由于神的奇迹: 救恩。

Signs who believe 信的人必有神迹随–
cast out demons in Jesus name, 奉耶稣的名赶鬼
speak new tongues 用新方言说话
divine protection 神得保护
lay hands on sick – recovery 手按病人就必好了
Why Miracles?为什么要创造奇迹?

4. Part of God’s Blessings [holistic being]

– physical & spiritual 物质和属灵

Why Miracles?为什么要创造奇迹?

Psalms 103:1-5, ‘Bless the LORD, O my soul [mental health]; and all that is within me [emotional, physical], bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul and forget not ALL His benefits: Who forgives ALL your iniquities [sicknesses, diseases, pains, aches etc] who HEALS ALL our diseases..crowns us with life, loving kindness & tender mercies & satisfies us with good things…’
诗篇 103:1-5:‘我的心哪!你要称颂耶和华【心灵】;在我里面的一切【感性,体性】,都要称颂他的圣名。我的心哪!你要称颂耶和华;不可忘记他的一切恩惠。他赦免你的一切罪孽,医治你的一切疾病;… 以慈爱和怜悯作你的冠冕;他以福乐使你的心愿满足…’

3 Meanings in MIRACLES 奇迹的涵义
WONDERS 神迹 – terata- Who He is & what He comes to do!; state of mind produced on eyewitnesses; Astonishment, Extraordinary
他是谁和什么是他要做!; 见证者的心态;惊讶,非凡

Mark 2:12, ‘Immediately the paralytic arose [one that was brought down from roof], took the bed & went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed & glorified God saying “We never saw anything like this!”
马可福音 2:12,‘那人就起来,立刻拿着褥子,当众出去了。众人都非常惊奇,颂赞神,说:“我们从来没有见过这样的事。”

Acts 14:10-11, Paul said, ‘Stand up straight on your feet & he leaped & walked,the people raised their voices, ‘the gods have come down to us in the likeness of men’
使徒行传 14:10, 保罗就大声说:“你起来,两脚站直!”他就跳起来,并且走起路来。 众人看见保罗所作的事,就用吕高尼话大声说:“有神明成了人形,降到我们这里来了!”

Wonders, Signs… 神迹, 兆头
Signs兆头– semeion, authentic God as the miracle-worker Himself. A token and indication of near presence & working of God; proof/ evidence; genuineness of revelation, something more & beyond men.
证实神是奇迹的创造者 。神同在和动工的证据;证明/证据;真实性的启示,超越人类。

Isaiah 7:14, ‘therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign: behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call His name Immanuel.’
以赛亚书 7:14,‘因此主自己必给你们一个兆头:看哪!必有童女怀孕生子;她要给他起名叫‘以马内利’。

Miracles: Wonders, Signs, Powers
奇迹:神迹, 奇事,威力

Power 威力– dunamis: mighty power of God, new & higher forces than earth.

Hebrews 6:5, [You] have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come [dunamis].
希伯来书 6:5, [你]尝过上帝之道的甘美,领悟到永世的权能[威力].

It is the final cause of miracles – efficient cause [thorough, complete], powers, wonderful works/mighty works/ miracles. 它是最终奇迹来源-高效的原因[透彻的、完整的]威力、美好的/伟大的工程/奇迹。

Acts 2:22, ‘JESUS the Nazarene, a man set forth by God to you by works of power [dunamesin] , and wonders [terasin] & signs [semeiois] which God wrought by Him in your midst. God’s ability to command living objects to do His will’
使徒行传 2:22,‘上帝借着拿撒勒人耶稣在你们中间行了异能、奇事和神迹,以证明拿撒勒人耶稣是祂派来的。这是你们都知道的。’

God’s Power上帝的威力

  • Power over diseases, demons & death
  • Triumphant over all human disorders – physical, mental/ nervousness, all cosmic forces [universe]- land, sea; organic [produced by living things] or inorganic, over spirit world represented by devil, demons & death
    战胜所有的人类的疾病-生理、心理/神经质、所有的宇宙的力量[宇宙] – 路地、海洋; 生物[生产] 或死物、魔鬼代表的属灵世界、恶魔和死亡
  • Move in God’s authority & faith!
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