The Power at Work Within Us… 上帝在我们生命里行的大能…

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…
(Ephesians 3:20)

How big is the universe? We don’t know for sure, but the distance between earth and the edge of the observable universe is at least 46.5 billion light years. This means the universe is at least 93 billion light years wide. Within it is contained 200 billion to 2 trillion galaxies. Assuming there are 100 billion stars in every galaxy, there could be a billion-trillion stars flying apart right now, accelerating at ever greater speeds in our ever-expanding universe! We don’t know how it all began around 13.8 billion years ago. We still have absolutely no idea how it will end. But it’s all in a day’s work for God. He created its foundations, and is upholding it right now by His word of power (Hebrews 1:3,10). He set it in all motion, and he’s still running it now. Wow!

This same God lives in you and me! His power is within us, and is available to do far more than we can ever ask or think! Just thinking of the universe already boggles our finite brains… but the Bible tells us God is able to do greater than even our uttermost thoughts. In mathematics, anything beyond finite computation is infinity. God is beyond that! His power too. Why does Paul write in such extreme terms? “Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all we can ask or think…”? He wants us to go beyond paltry dreams, small mindsets. He wants us to connect with the God who is is bigger than the universe! And to let Him work Hid work through us!

You may think Paul wrote this at the height of his ministry and popularity. He didn’t. These words were penned while he was in prison, suffering (Ephesians 3:13). His body was in chains. But his heart and mind soared beyond his cell. He knew His God. Never for a bit did he doubt. God would still do exceedingly abundantly! Even if he did not survive prison. A few years later Paul was executed. Two thousand years later, do you see the results? A global church with two billion souls! This same power is at work in you!

神能照着运行在我们心里的大力,充充足足地成就一切,
超过我们所求所想的。(以弗所书3:20)

宇宙到底有多大呢?虽然我们不能给予确定的答案,但是我们知道从地球到可观测宇宙的边缘,其距离至少有46.5亿个光年。意思是说,宇宙的宽度至少有93亿个光年。而在当中含有200亿至2兆的银河系。假设在每个银河系里有100亿颗星星,那么在这个时刻正有1百万亿颗星星在飞行着,在这不断扩大的宇宙中不停地加速飞行!我们不晓得在13.8亿年前这一切是如何开始形成的,我们也完全不晓得它将会如何结束。但是,对于上帝,那只是一天的工作。祂立了地的根基,透过上帝大能的话语,至今仍托住万有(希伯来书1:3,10)。祂开始了一切的运作,而至今他仍然运行着。哗!

同样的上帝,现在住在你和我的生命里!祂的大能存在我们当中并可用来行超过我们所求所想的事!单单思考这宇宙的奇妙构造都足以让我们那有限的大脑难以去想象或捉摸。但是,圣经告诉我们,上帝有能力行更大的事,甚至超乎我们最极度的想法!在数学里,任何超过有限的计算就是无限。但上帝能甚至超越无限!祂的大能也是如此。为何保罗以如此极端的字眼来描述呢?“如今,至于祂上帝能够充充足足地成就一切,超过我们所求所想的”? 上帝要我们超越那微小的梦想和心态。祂要我们与那超越宇宙的上帝连接!让祂的作为运行在我们身上!

您可能会认为保罗是在处于事奉和声望的高峰期写下这封信的。但事实并不是如此。当他写这封信时,他正在监狱里受着苦(以弗所书3:13)。虽然当时他的身体正被锁链束缚着,但他的心思意念却远远超越了他身处的牢房里。他认识他的上帝,也对祂没有丝毫的怀疑。他坚信上帝仍会行超越想象的事!即使他不能在牢里存活… 几年后,保罗被处决了。两千年以后,您看到那成果吗?全球教会里拥有2亿的灵魂!相同的大能亦在您生命运行!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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