PRAYER THAT SHAPES OUR NATION 塑造国家的祷告

Peter was kept in prison, but constant prayer was
offered to God for him by the church.
Acts 12:5

GE-14 is over. A new government has been in power since May. Extremist remarks that filled our newspapers are now a thing of the past. The politics of corruption, racism and religious extremism have been thrown out. The misdeeds of the previous government are being exposed daily. We have transited peacefully from a party that ruled for over 60 years. Not a drop of blood has been spilled. There has been no violence. We can sit back and relax now right? Wrong! Open your eyes and see…

There are other sinister forces at work. Three state assemblymen, two from PKR and one from DAP, have died in the last 30 days; the former two of illnesses and the latter of a road accident. Coincidence? Maybe. But I don’t think so. There are forces of darkness at work in our land. We know that some high-level politicians in the previous government consulted bomoh’s regularly. The witchdoctors are still active today. So it is more urgent than ever we pray! Why?

Because the present government is vulnerable. The coalition today is held together largely by one man: Tun Mahathir, he is the glue that holds disparate parties together in the coalition government. He dies,and the coalition will fracture. It is as vulnerable as that! Guess whom the forces of darkness are targeting? That’s why our prayers in these forty days are vital to see the nation through. The early church prayed focused, persistent, united prayer, and changed the course of history. King Herod was struck down suddenly and died. Peter was miraculously set free from prison. The gospel thrived. The church grew (Acts 12: 23-24). Together our prayers can shape the nation!

这样,彼得被拘留在监狱里,教会却为他热切地向上帝祷告。
使徒行传12:5

我国第14届大选已经过去了,新成立的政府也从今年的5月开始正式执政。那些极端主义的言论从此不再出现在报纸上了。那充满贪污、种族主义与极端宗教主义的政治也被废除了。每一天,我们都会听闻关于前朝政府所做过的非法勾当一一被揭发出来的消息。我国的政权从一个执政超过60年的政党手中和平地移交到新政府手中,整个过程没有发生流血事件。我们终于能够松一口气了对吧?错!请睁开您的双眼看清楚…

其实,还有其他的恶势力仍然在运作中。在过去的1个月里,总共有3名州议员离开人世:当中2名公正党 (PKR) 的党员因疾病而逝世,剩下的1名民主行动党(DAP)的党员则因车祸而丧命。巧合?可能是吧。但我并不这么认为。一股黑暗的势力正在我们的国家当中运作着。我们也知道有好些前朝政府的高级官员常常去寻求巫师的协助,可见今时今日巫师仍旧非常活跃。因此,我们齐心祷告的重要性显得更加的急切。这是为什么呢?

因为我国的现任政府正处于一个脆弱的阶段。联盟如今仅凭着敦马哈迪一人的力量去维系着。他是联盟政府里把各个不同政党结合起来的强力胶。倘若他以后不在了,联盟也随之瓦解。它就是如此的脆弱!那您认为这些黑暗势力会把矛头指向哪里呢?这就是为什么我们这40天的祷告在帮助我国度过困难的过程中变得那么重要。早期的教会专一、坚持并同心祷告的力量足以改变历史。希律王突然被击下并气绝身亡,彼得则奇迹般地从监狱中被救出来。上帝的福音从此兴旺起来,教会也不断地成长(使徒行传12:23-24)。我们齐心的祷告足以塑造我们的国家!

Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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