Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THIS IS A YEAR OF " GOAT " 這是 “山羊” 年 !

  這是 “山羊” 年 !

Matthew 太福音 25:32-33 
“And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”

32 万民要聚集在祂面前。祂要把他们分开,就像牧人把绵羊和" 山羊 " 分开一样。 33 祂要把绵羊放在右边,山羊放在左边。 
警示 神的兒女.....你是上帝绵羊或是山羊的?


The Bible describes the truly saved ones as  " sheep ". But it also speaks of goats among the sheep. The difference between the two is tremendous. Have you considered how you fit into one of these categories, sheep or goat?
 聖經中描述了真正得救的人,如同 " 绵羊 " 。但它也談到了羊之間的山羊。兩者之間的區別是巨大的。你有沒有考慮如何適應這些類別,綿羊或山羊呢?

(1)  Goats eat trash. 山羊吃垃圾。

One of the marks of a goat is that it will eat almost anything. Much more than just eating it, it thinks that trash is delicious. There are Christians who do not feed themselves well spiritually speaking. In place of going to a good church with healthy spiritual food, these will feed themselves on anything, but mostly trash. While the Bible clearly tells us “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby 1Pe 2:2, the goats will feed themselves on what is popular, what is exciting, and what has little or no eternal value. Often they stay home to watch a false prophet on the TV instead of seeking good spiritual food. They miss the point of Hebrews 10:25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” God has created us with a spiritual need to have fellowship with good Christian brothers of the same faith, so that we can grow into maturity. Goats greatly disdain this both causing problems among the brethren and hating them. They come to church to discourage, attack, or destroy the community of faith, not to receive from it and build it up. This definitely marks a goat.
        一只山羊的標誌是,它會吃幾乎所有的東西。遠不僅僅是吃多,它認為,垃圾是美味。当其基督徒去一個良好的教會/地方吸取健康的精神食糧來講。這將養活自己的東西,但大多是垃圾。雖然聖經清楚地告訴我們,“作為新生的嬰孩,渴望的真誠牛奶,你們可能會增長,從而”彼得前書2:2,山羊會養活自己對什麼是流行,什麼是令人興奮的,什麼也很少或根本沒有永恆的價值。他們經常呆在家裡看電視,而不是尋求良好的精神食糧在假先知。他們錯過希伯來書10:25的重點 “不放棄我們自己組在一起,有些是的方式;但要彼此勸勉:和這麼多的更多,像你們看到的日子臨近“ 上帝創造了我們一個精神上的需要有獎學金與同一信仰的虔誠的基督徒兄弟,這樣我們就可以長成成熟。羊大為不屑這既造成弟兄中的問題和恨他們。他們來教會勸阻,攻擊或破壞信仰的社會,而不是從它的接收和建立起來。這無疑標誌著一個山羊。

(2)  Goats are arrogant 山羊是傲慢
We have all seen the famous goat on top of something where he pridefully stands, saying, “I am the king of the mountain.”  The nature of goats is that they like to exalt themselves. It is a classic sight to see a goat with his head high in the air, while sheep have they heads bent down feeding. All this pride goes with their nature inherited from the devil, their father. In Isaiah 14:13-14 describes Satan their father, “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Is it any surprise to know that in Satanistic ceremonies they use the image of a goat to identify themselves? The goat is proud, and his most important priority it seems is to get into a position of highness over others so that he can look down on them (whether physically, financially, or in pride), and especially dominate and control others. He sees himself as “better than the rest”, and he thinks that HE should be over and above the rest. On the other hand, a sheep always has his head bowed; concerned principally with feeding himself with what is lowly. You can be assured that any minister or Christian who has pride, arrogance, or is boastful is a child of the devil, and has the attitude of his father the devil.
Pro 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Pro 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
How can a true child of God “take pride in” the moral character of pride and arrogancy that is so hated by God? The person who rejects humility is deceived by the devil. By this character trait, you see who is a goat and who is a sheep.

(3)  Goats are aggressive against others 山羊具有攻擊性侵害他人。

Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Another mark of goats is that they are very aggressive. They are always going head to head with everyone, especially with each other, and with any who crosses them. They look like sheep but have horns for hurting others that they use very well for that purpose. God commands us to seek tranquility and peace with others, because every true Christian has the peace of God dwelling in him and will seek peace with others in this life.
The goat is like his father (1Pe 5:8your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”) Gal 5:15  But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. God commands and causes a tranquility within his children, and with other people in place of constant attacks, conflict, scandals, aggressions, and backbiting. The Christian is prohibited from gossiping (1Tim 5.13), blaspheming (Col 3:8; 2Tim 3:2), or from slandering others (2Tim 3:2-5; 1Pet 3:16), especially his brethren in Christ. You really see the difference between sheep and goats on this one. Paul exhorted us in 1Tim 6:3-4 saying that sound doctrine produces piety in the life of the person who believes it, and that “if any man teach otherwise… he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surprisings, and perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, destitute of the truth.” Simply put the mark of a goat is when the person wants or always gravitates to seeing their brethren as evil and themselves as good., and they are contentious people (1Tim 3:3; Tit 1:7), and they always seek fights and conflicts.
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Very simple brethren, the person, who is like a goat, is always seeking contention and arguments, and he will constantly have problems with others because he is like Satan his father.

(4)  Goats jump the fence regularly 山羊總是不斷跳躍柵欄.

While sheep have a deep and beautiful relationship of love and respect with their pastors, goats are always mischievous, jumping the fence constantly because they are never satisfied with where they are.
Heb 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Sheep naturally have a loyalty to a good man of God who faithfully feeds them from the goodness of the Word of God. For the pastor it is a pleasure to have in his congregation true Christians who are obedient. He will not have complaints about his people on judgment day. They have problems, and he helps resolve them (sheep are willing and receiving his help). We understand here that God will demand pastors an accounting on judgment day for every member of his church. Many people don’t even qualify as members of the church, because (1) they don’t attend regularly with faithfulness, (2) if they come, they don’t seek communion and fellowship with their brethren (they arrive late, and leave immediately), (3) they do not participate in church activities like evangelism, teaching, nor church community things, (4) they don’t economically support the work of God which suggests where their loyalties lie (outside their own spiritual family), (5) they do not permit the pastor to counsel them on their personal lives. They don’t talk over the matters of their life with the pastor, neither do they seek nor receive pastoral advice. The most famous here is when the pastor makes a comment that their life is out of order with Scripture, and they attack the pastor and their brethren getting mad in the process instead of heeding good counsel.
Every pastor has to represent the will God by his personal example. He has to be somebody that is exemplary in his own life. But in our churches it seems that the rule is that church loyalty is only seen where they give it to wicked ministers (which absolutely demand it). Everybody ignores the humble man of God that doesn’t demand loyalty to himself. This happens because the people don’t really feed themselves on the Word of God. When a Christian obeys and puts into practice what he learns of the will of God from the sermons and classes of a good man of God, then this loyalty will naturally exist. But this loyalty is first and over all to Christ, and then to the humble servant God has called to the ministry of feeding the people of God, because sheep exalt the authority of the Scriptures and honor those who handle the Scriptures correctly and wisely, supporting the warriors who fight in spiritual things. The ministry is involved with rebuking and exhorting those who hear so that they will be cleansed from their sins, and this is not very popular nor easy. Many brethren will be offended and leave the church.
1Co 16:15-16 they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,) That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth. The idea of helping and supporting here is to work beside them. We should submit to hard working ministers. We should have loyalty to those who are serving (deaconing) the saints, and we should labor with them. “Laboureth” means to grow weary through work, to be exhausted because of work. Goats are notorious for not sacrificing or supporting the man of God among them, but jump from place to place.
          綿羊有愛和尊重他們的牧師一個深刻而美好的關係,但山羊總是調皮,不斷跳躍柵欄,因為他們永遠不會滿足於他們在哪裡。希伯來書13:17服從他們,有超過你的規則,並提交自己,因為他們看你的靈魂,因為他們認為必須給予的帳戶,他們可以做到這一點的喜悅,而不是悲傷:因為這是你們無益了羊自然有一個忠誠的好人上帝誰忠實地從神的話語的善良養活他。對於牧師是一個很高興在他的眾真正的基督徒誰是聽話。他不會對他的人對審判日的投訴。他們有問題,他可以幫助解決這些問題(羊願意接收他的幫助)。在這裡,我們明白,上帝會要求牧師在審判日的會計,他的教會的每一個成員。很多人甚至不符合作為教會的成員,因為:(1)他們不經常與忠誠出席,(2),如果他們來了,他們並不尋求交流和友誼與他們的弟兄(他們遲到,和馬上離開),(3),他們不參與傳福音一樣,教學,也教會團體的東西教會活動,(4)他們不經濟支持神的工作,這表明,他們的忠誠撒謊(自己的精神家族以外) ,(5),他們不允許牧師律師他們在他們的個人生活。他們不談論過他們的生活問題與牧師,也沒有尋求也不接受田園意見。最有名的是在這裡當牧師做評論,他們的生活是失靈與聖經,他們攻擊牧師和他的弟兄惹毛了在這個過程中,而不是聽從好律師。每一個牧師有代表神的意志通過他個人的例子。他必須有人認為是示範性的在自己的生命。但是,在我們的教會看來,規則是教會的忠誠度只看到他們給它邪惡的大臣(這絕對需要它)。每個人都忽略了不起眼的神人並不需要忠誠於自己。這是因為人並不真正養活自己對神的話語。當一個基督徒服從並投入實踐了他學習的神從說教和類的好人神的旨意,那麼這種忠誠自然會存在。但這種忠誠是第一,在所有基督,然後到卑微的僕人神呼召來餵養上帝的子民部,因為綿羊高舉聖經的權威和榮譽那些誰正確和明智地處理好念經,支持誰在精神層面的東西打勇士。該部參與了斥責,並勸誡那些誰聽到這樣他們會從他們的罪潔淨,這是不是很流行,也很容易。許多弟兄會得罪和離開教堂。林前16:15-16他們沉溺於自己的聖人部,)那你們也要順服這樣的,和每一個與我們helpeth和laboureth。幫扶這裡的想法是在他們旁邊工作。我們應該向辛勤工作的部長。我們應該忠誠於那些誰是服務(deaconing)的聖人,我們應該勞力他們。 “Laboureth”是指通過工作困倦,因為工作需要耗盡。山羊是臭名昭著的不是犧牲或支持它們之間的神人,而是從地方到另一個地方跳。...

(5)  Goats are always in a bad mood 山羊總是心情不好

Perhaps the worse mark of a goat is simple his attitude. He is never satisfied with anything. If you give him attention, he gets mad, and if you don’t he complains you are ignoring or slighting him.
Colossians  3:13 " Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." 
The mark of the children of God is their cooperation among themselves, and their spiritual and emotional support for the lives one of another, and their aversion to complaining and conflict within the family of God. They put up with things and take personal loss to keep the peace.
James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
The Christian faithful to God is always with the thought that God is near, God is watching, and because of this, he does not act poorly with his brothers, nor towards authority.
So what are you? A goat or a sheep? God knows, and one day, he will make this clear to you.


歌罗西书 3:1313 如果有人對別人有嫌隙,總要彼此寬容,互相饒恕;主怎樣饒恕了你們,你們也要照樣饒恕人。


雅各书 5:9Chinese New Version (Traditional) 弟兄們,不要彼此抱怨,免得你們受審判。看哪,審判的主已經站在門前了。


On the Judgement day : Will you be with the Lord Jesus  in heaven or with Satan to hell ? Where will you want to be ?   

约翰福音10:27Chinese Contemporary Bible


27 我的羊听我的声音,我也认识他们,他们也跟随我。
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Above message and study derived from
 minister  David Cox

No comments:

Post a Comment