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發表者 webmaster 於 2016-10-04 15:54:49 (986 次瀏覽)



領受第一間教會的恩膏


今年撰寫招生特刊時,神讓我想起了2016年5月份張牧師帶領教會眾族長一起前往土耳其走訪啟示錄七教會,而老底嘉是其中一個特別的地方。神要我們從老底嘉領受第一間教會的恩膏。





一、老底嘉是一個自我感覺良好的教會 (啟3:17-18)



啟3:17 你說:我是富足,已經發了財,一樣都不缺;卻不知道你是那困苦、可憐、貧窮、瞎眼、赤身的。



啟3:18 我勸你向我買火煉的金子,叫你富足;又買白衣穿上,叫你赤身的羞恥不露出來;又買眼藥擦你的眼睛,使你能看見。



在這一段經文,耶穌責備老底嘉是一個自我感覺良好的教會。在物質界中,老底嘉教會歡樂、滿足、豐盛、成功、華美,每一樣的祝福似乎都臨到他們身上。但在屬靈的眼光中,卻是困苦、可憐、貧窮、瞎眼、赤身的。


耶穌向老底嘉教會發出挑戰,祂要老底嘉教會付代價追求真理,追求聖潔的生活,真實明白神的旨意。





二、老底嘉是一個真實悔改的教會 (啟3:19)



啟3:19 凡我所疼愛的,我就責備管教他;所以你要發熱心,也要悔改。



啟示錄大約在公元96年由老約翰在拔摩海島所寫出,老底嘉教會收到此信時,面臨一個重大挑戰,就是到底要不要接受責備?到底要不要悔改?


感謝神,在我們此次前往老底嘉的探訪時,我們在當地一個大型神廟廢墟旁看見一個正在挖掘的教會古蹟,該古蹟已經考究出是在公元200年所建立的教會,目前已被證實是全世界最早的教會建築物。


我們團隊所有的成員都覺得非常驚訝!因為基督教要等到君士坦丁大帝於公元313年的米蘭赦令才宣告基督教為合法宗教,而在那之前的教會倍受逼迫,全部是地下組織。而這間老底嘉教會竟然在逼迫年代被建造起來,並且得以建造在神廟旁邊,與該神廟分庭抗禮。


換言之,老底嘉教會在收到啟示錄書信之後真實的悔改,經過100年之後,從物質的豐盛晉身為屬靈的強盛,個個職場領袖愛主居高位,以致於在基督教合法化前的100年就得以建造如此巨型的教會建築物。老底嘉教會就是具有建造第一間教會的恩膏,而這恩膏的實質就是真實悔改的恩膏。


在這裡鼓勵所有的蒙召者,不要滿足於目前的屬靈光景,起來被神大大使用。只要你願意跟上學房節奏,每天心意更新而變化,神就要大大興起你,使用你及你的團隊來改變城市的屬靈氣候。611學房鼓勵你勇敢回應神的恩召,經歷神的奇妙作為。■




611學房教務長 王建勝牧師
2016.08.12



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發表者 webmaster 於 2016-10-04 15:35:11 (1080 次瀏覽)

整裝待發 復興全地



新的季節


2016下半年,大地風起雲湧。歐洲持續難決的難民問題、土耳其政變、英國公投、恐襲陰霾;亞太區也隨著列強暗地的角力,爭鬧不斷,劍拔弩張;大地籠罩著一片混亂和黑暗。


就在大地一片混亂的時候,我們隨聖靈感動走訪了土耳其,看見聖靈奇妙的工作,原來在黑暗夜幕裡,屬靈的大復興將至。是的,「當黎明快要來臨的時候,人世間便越顯得黝黑、艱難、幽暗。」


使徒時代,保羅和團隊在信仰環境極艱難險阻中,為福音奔走天下,並在小亞細亞建立了「世界」宣教福音基地,帶動以弗所大復興,讓本是巫術、邪術充斥的大城市,成了基督榮耀的城市。「平素行邪術的,也有許多人把書拿來,堆積在眾人面前焚燒,他們算計書價,便知道共合五萬塊錢。主的道大大興旺,而且得勝,就是這樣。」(徒19:19-20)


考古學家從「老底嘉」遺址發現,確定這裡是第一間「教會」;教會佔地廣闊,連毗鄰的神廟亦收購作教會倉庫。由此可見,昔日這裡福音工作甚是興旺,並且帶來社會的轉化。由於考古尚在發掘,遺址從不曾對外開放參觀。走訪當天,我按感動請導遊通傳,「我們是一群牧者,想在聖壇前禱告。」負責人聽完我們的來意,竟容許我和拉比進入。我和拉比戰戰兢兢進到聖殿的壇前,禱告說「願以色列百姓和外邦教會同心合意事奉神、敬拜神,願主的道復興大地。」這是帶著啟示的先知性行動,聖靈向我們啟示,歐洲福音大門再次打開。





使徒教會五重職事


親愛的弟兄姊妹,莊稼已經熟了,復興要進入亞洲,同時復興也要進入歐洲,新的宣教浪潮將要興起。信徒要起來接受裝備,以面對時代的挑戰。我看見聖靈在華人教會工作,嶄新的宣教運動正在興起,宣教植堂建立神榮耀的教會。


2000年聖靈對我說︰「我在香港作工,你也去香港。」於是,我回香港建立「611靈糧堂」,聖靈賜下異象、名稱,「五重職事」團隊的策略。


這十五年來,我們一步一步跟隨前行,教會由三個人開始,到今天增長至八千多人。十五年裡,聖靈的水流一波接一波,一浪接一浪。


堡壘街初期,地小人少,舉辦「夫妻營」轉化家庭,如今更有「教牧夫妻營」,幫助牧者夫妻以轉化教會;開辦小組長課程推動MG12小組長牧養;先知課、醫治課傳遞權能事奉的恩膏,培訓天國精兵。


碼頭時代,領受舉辦「Jesus100」連續一百晚佈道會,恰巧遇上香港開埠以來最大疫症──非典型肺炎俗稱「沙士」,聖靈領我們為守衛香港作屬靈爭戰,從仇敵手中搶救靈魂;在資源匱乏中隨聖靈帶領開辦學房,培養天國將領,差派工人宣教植堂,至今在各地建立教會逾三十間。


荃灣時代,舉辦「Jesus101」連續101晚的權能、醫治佈道會;藉「先知禱告」在年宵市場辦六天的街頭個人佈道,五年間先後帶領813人、1891人、3256人、5067人、7456人決志信主,看見福音的大能。


「他所賜的,有使徒,有先知,有傳福音的,有牧師和教師,為要成全聖徒,各盡其職,建立基督的身體;直等到我們眾人在真道上同歸於一,認識神的兒子,得以長大成人,滿有基督長成的身量。」(弗4:11-13)


「五重職事教會」,不是頭銜、方法、恩賜分配、分工,這是生命樹的建造,當生命次序、價值觀調整在神的真理裡,教會發旺、發光是自然的事。如昔日保羅在小亞細亞的推喇奴學房傳講真道兩年,「叫一切住在亞西亞的,無論是猶太人,是希利尼人,都聽見主的道。」(徒19:10)


學房,是為神國培訓精兵,我們所經歷的,你也可以經歷。無論從晨禱點燈、聖經研讀、權能恩賜的學習、操練、MG12牧養,是屬靈的長槍短劍裝備。



作復興器皿


放眼世界,物質越文明,屬靈光景越荒涼,人們心靈枯乾,生活沒有方向,大地沒有活潑的真道,沒有生命的靈糧。如福音書的,「耶穌看見許多的人,就憐憫他們,因為他們困苦流離,如同羊沒有牧人一般。於是對門徒說:『要收的莊稼多,作工的人少,所以,你們當求莊稼的主,打發工人出去收他的莊稼。』」( 太9:36-38)


學房開辦已十三年,我們從開始到今天都朝向裝備工人,讓莊稼的主打發工人收取莊稼。多年來學房畢業生,不少已奉差到世界各地,馬來西亞、新加坡、日本、菲律賓、台灣、泰國、緬甸、印度、喀嘜隆、杜拜、澳門、香港以及福音管制的地方建立教會,他們委身牧養,成就末世的呼召。


親愛的弟兄姊妹,願與你同進復興的水流,隨靈風而飛,為主所用。■




611 學房校長 張恩年牧師
Headmaster of 611 Leadership Institute
Pastor Joshua
2016.09.10

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發表者 webmaster 於 2015-10-19 11:56:48 (2828 次瀏覽)


期待神蹟 見證神蹟


我要回應全時間呼召嗎?我這麼的卑微,神會大大使用我嗎?今年撰寫招生特刊時,神就把基甸放在我心中。神要我們重新思想基甸的興起:


 


 


一、基甸是一個充滿各種問題的人物(士6:13-15)


士6:13 基甸說:「主啊,耶和華若與我們同在,我們何致遭遇這一切事呢?我們的列祖不是向我們說『耶和華領我們從埃及上來』嗎?他那樣奇妙的作為在哪裡呢?現在他卻丟棄我們,將我們交在米甸人手裡。」


士6:14 耶和華觀看基甸,說:「你靠你這能力去從米甸人手裡拯救以色列人,不是我差遣你去的嗎?」


士6:15 基甸說:「主啊,我有何能拯救以色列人呢?我家在瑪拿西支派中是至貧窮的。我在我父家是至微小的。」


在這一段經文,基甸向神問了許多問題,從這些問題,我們對於基甸有幾點的觀察:


孤單感


基甸說:「耶和華若與我們同在」,顯示他覺得沒有神同在,他覺得孤單。


失敗感


基甸說:「我們何致遭遇這一切事呢」,這一切事,就是被米甸人欺壓、擄掠,他覺得整個民族總是遭遇失敗。


失落感


基甸說:「我們的列祖不是向我們說『耶和華領我們從埃及上來嗎」,表示神在過去的世代曾經與以色列人同在,但如今卻未曾經歷神的作為,基甸覺得失落。


被棄絕


基甸說:「現在他卻丟棄我們,將我們交在米甸人手堙v,顯示他覺得神棄絕了以色列人。


無力感


基甸說:「我有何能拯救以色列人呢」,顯示他覺得自己無能為力。


貧窮感


基甸說:「我家在瑪拿西支派中是至貧窮的」,顯示他覺得自己非常貧窮。


自卑感


基甸說:「我在我父家是至微小的」,顯示他覺得自己非常卑微。


除此之外,基甸整個人的思想是非常扭曲的。基甸說神丟棄以色列人,其實神沒有丟棄以色列人,反倒是以色列人離棄神。基甸說我家在瑪拿西支派中是至貧窮的,其實基甸家一點都不貧窮,至少他們家有十多位僕人,這就是基甸在蒙召時的光景。


二、基甸期待神蹟,神就興起基甸成為神蹟的器皿(士6:13)


基甸是一個充滿各種問題的人物,然而神卻揀選他成為靈恩士師,究竟關鍵在哪裡呢?在6章13節當中,我們發現到一個線索,就是基甸對神的使者所發出的問題:『他那樣奇妙的作為在哪裡呢?』


原來基甸是一個期待神蹟的人,基甸知道神曾經帶領以色列人,但基甸仍然在他的世代尋找及等候神的奇妙作為。於是神揀選基甸,不但讓他見證神蹟,也讓他成為神蹟的一部分。


在這裡鼓勵所有的蒙召者,你覺得自己卑微嗎?你覺得自己無用嗎?你覺得自己有很多問題嗎?只要你期待神的作為,願意被神使用,神就要大大興起你。611學房鼓勵你勇敢回應神的恩召,經歷神的奇妙作為。■


 


Expect Miracles


Should I respond to God’s calling to be a full-time minister? Who am I that God could use me mightily? As I pen the enrollment of students this year, God has put Gideon in my heart; He wants us to re-think how Gideon was raised up:


I) Gideon was a person with an assortment of problems (Judges 6:13-15)


13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.”


14 The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”


15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”


Gideon asks God many questions in the above verses and through them, we have few observations about him.


A sense of loneliness


Gideon said, “If the Lord is with us”, which shows that he didn’t feel the presence of God; he felt lonely.


A sense of failure


Gideon said, “why has all this happened to us?” “this,” was the fact the Israelites were oppressed and plundered by the Midianites; he felt that the nation was a failure as a whole.


A sense of loss


Gideon said, “Our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up out of Egypt?’” in which he meant that God had been with the Israelites in the previous generation, but now, they weren’t experiencing the work of God; Gideon felt a sense of loss.


A sense of abandonment


Gideon said, “But now the LORD has abandoned us”, showing that he felt that God had abandoned them.


A sense of powerless


Gideon said, “how can I save Israel?” meaning that he felt that he was powerless.


A sense of poverty


Gideon said, “My clan is the weakest in Manasseh”, meaning that he was very poor / weak.


A sense of inferiority


Gideon said, “I am the least in my family”, showing that he felt very inferior.


In addition to that, Gideon’s thinking was well-distorted. He said that God had abandoned the Israelites, when in fact, He had not; it was Israelites themselves who had turned away from Him. Gideon said that his clan was the weakest / poorest in the tribe of Manasseh, but his clan was not poor at all, on the contrary, they had more than 10 servants. This was the state that Gideon was in when he was called.


II) Gideon expected miracles and God raised him up as a vessel of miracles (Judges 6:13)


Gideon had a lot of problems, however, God chose him to be a Spirit-filled judge. What was the key? We find a clue in Chapter 6, verse 13 when Gideon asked the angel of the Lord, “Where are all His wonders?”


It turns out that Gideon was a man who expected miracles because he knew that God had led the Israelites in the past, and he was still seeking and waiting for God’s wonders to happen in his own generation. Therefore, God chose Gideon, and not only for him to witness miracles, but to have part in them.


Here, I would like to encourage all who are called. Do you feel inferior? Do you feel useless? Do you feel that you have a lot of problems? As long as you expect God to work and are willing to be used by Him, He will raise you up mightily. 611 Leadership Institute encourages you to boldly respond to God’s Call and experience His wonders! ■


 


 



611學房教務長 王建勝牧師
Dean of Academic Affairs, Ps. Jason Wang
2015.08.15

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把握復興的機遇


今年,是二次世界大戰盟國勝利70週年,世界各地都有不同形式的慶祝活動。特別是兩岸三地,「勝利」是何等重量的期盼,漫長暴風暴雨的黑夜,終於等到了黎明的曙光。70年了!中國蒙神保守,從極艱難困苦中茁壯成長。近年,中國領袖提出「一帶一路」、「亞投行」等構思振興亞洲。從前,中國與亞洲、世界貿易,主要是由「絲綢之路」,從陸上絲路穿越中亞、直到耶路撒冷;從東南海上絲路,與亞洲、世界接軌,文化、經濟絡繹往來;「絲綢之路」見證了中國、亞洲繁華衰落的世代。今天的中國興起了,領頭建立「新時代的絲綢之路」,為中國、為亞洲建立一個雙惠、雙助、雙贏的新時代。


中國古列興起


昔日以色列被擄以先,神藉先知向世人宣告以色列民將會從被擄之地復興,神更預言波斯國將有古列王興起,為復興預備道路。「我憑公義興起古列,又要修直他一切道路。他必建造我的城,釋放我被擄的民;不是為工價,也不是為賞賜。這是萬軍之耶和華說的。」(賽45:13)神要用古列王,幫助以色列民歸回,亦使萬民知道耶和華是神,天地間除耶和華以外,沒有別神。


今天中國興起,帶領亞洲、非洲各國各民進入新時代,這一切如昔日古列的興起,按照神的心意帶領百姓進入復興,釋放「被擄的人」。有一說「有人的地方就有『中國人』,有中國商人的地方就有『溫州人』,有溫州人的地方就有『教會』。」當亞洲復興之路打開,意味福音的莊稼已經熟了,只等工人收割。中國將要打開的不單是經濟大門,也是一條「福音的絲路」,是一條感恩的路,是為「君王預備的道路」。神一直等候「中國古列」的興起,承接福音的棒,帶動中國復興、亞洲復興。


中國復興亞洲復興


十年前,聖靈對我們說“It’s time for China! It’s time for Asia!”於是,我們在2005年舉辦「聖靈100」,連續100個晚上「研經和敬拜」,尋求神復興亞洲的心意,當中,我們也為亞洲100個城市復興禱告。「聖靈100」聚會裡,神不斷用話語啟示我們「中國復興、亞洲復興」,應許我們在亞洲十二個國家的大城市裡「得地為業」建立教會。當中有馬來西亞、菲律賓、泰國、越南、柬埔寨、緬甸、印度、伊朗、日本、卡塔爾、尼泊爾、內蒙古。



2005年「聖靈100」百晚查經百晚禱告聚會

One Hundred evening of Bible study and

prayer meetings at “Holy Spirit100” in 2005.

當年,教會建立才五年,學房才辦了一年,聚會才700多人,只是租用北角碼頭上蓋的一隅作聚會場地,分堂有一間是尚在起步的古晉611。以這些有限資源,我們是不可能承擔如此工作,不可能往亞洲開展宣教植堂。然而,我們跟隨就看見聖靈作工。「聖靈100」奮興會尚未結束,我們先後成立了馬來西亞吉隆坡GA611靈糧堂、菲律賓土甲盧611靈糧堂和大埔611靈糧堂;他們的建立,都不是預先安排。吉隆坡江牧師本在傳統教會裡事奉,聖靈更新後,她和夫婿辭去原來事奉,到學房接受裝備等候,神呼召她回去吉隆坡重新建立教會。菲律賓分堂的故事更曲折感人,話說建勝牧師家請了菲傭,她是一位師母,因為教會貧困,為了支持教會,師母便到香港當傭工,丈夫Daniel牧師則留在家鄉帶教會。「聖靈100」期間,我們為馬尼拉復興禱告;請她禱告及分享,神的靈充滿她,她的分享感動了我們;於是,我們邀請了她的丈夫Daniel牧師來港,讓他倆在學房接受裝備,再差派回菲律賓;幾年下來,吉隆坡和菲律賓教會,在各地建立了多間分堂,帶領許多人歸主。 


得勝在乎耶和華


過去十年,神使用我們學房的學生,起來宣教植堂。我們先後在澳門、新加坡、砂勞越、沙巴、檳城、泰國、緬甸、喀麥隆、日本、台中、印度……各處建立教會,如今我們分堂合共有33間。神說「這是中國、亞洲復興的時刻」,我們跟隨,神便帶領我們在亞洲各地建立教會。當中馬來西亞、菲律賓、泰國、緬甸、日本、印度,正是「聖靈100」期間神給我們的「十二個應許之地」。 「馬是為打仗之日預備的,得勝乃在乎耶和華。」(箴21:31)


日本、印度宣教是趙世光牧師年代開始,只是後人無以為繼,靈糧堂在日本、印度的工作,好像漸漸「消失」在歲月裡。有人說,日本是宣教最艱難的「硬土」,無論你投放多少資源,都看不見結果。我們從「碼頭時代」(2006年)已按領受開始日本的宣教工作,培訓日本同工、差派到東京開辦福音工作,只是經過了三年、四年,投放許許多多的人力、物力、心力,最後就是沒有結果,「消失了」。正當東京宣教的門關上,神又為我們親自打開了日本更多宣教的大門。


聖靈水流在亞洲


今年,聖靈大大在我們中間作工,讓我們先後得著日本和印度。3月岩山牧師帶著「神的Kindness」,回北海道建立「恩慈靈糧堂」;5月喜納傳道結束了在港三年八個月的訓練,帶著轉化的生命回沖繩事奉;6月,同樣來自沖繩的宮崎傳道,懷著「生命樹」的異象,前往大阪建立「生命樹靈糧堂」。這是「外至內」、「北到南」、「中間開始」的三線同進的復興策略,是我們事前從沒想到的安排。



611分堂遍植點 611 Branch churches extention chart

「從外至內復興」,因為沖繩是在日本外島,這是「兵家必爭之地」,有人說「得著沖繩得著日本」。「從北到南的復興」,北海道在日本東北方,這裡土地潔淨、生活單純,禱告者說「大光從東而來,日本復興是先從北海道開始」。「從中間燃點的復興」,大阪是日本本州中央,與京都為鄰,從這城市開始工作,復興火一下子便燃點各地。


1965年,趙世光牧師率先往韓國宣教,成千上萬的人歸主。趙牧師寫了一本書《聖靈的水流在東方》,總結他在韓國看見的屬靈工作,勉勵弟兄姊妹「把握神所賜的機會」廣傳福音;當時,靈糧堂並沒有跟上這復興浪潮。及後,韓國福音大爆炸,整個民族、國家轉化復興,影響至今。


迎接更大的復興


親愛的弟兄姊妹,五十年前趙世光牧師已看到亞洲復興的兆頭,只是香港教會沒有握著機會;十年前,神藉「聖靈100」再次啟動中國復興、亞洲復興的浪頭。我們跟隨,我們真的看見聖靈奇妙的工作。十年過去了!教會增長再增長,從700人增長至7000多人;從一間分堂增長至30多間分堂。我們看見聖靈帶領我們在馬來西亞、泰國、緬甸、菲律賓、印度、日本各地事奉。


親愛的弟兄姊妹,一個更大的復興浪潮將要湧起,從中國以至亞洲。It’s time for China! It’s time for Asia! 要把握神所賜的機會,憑信心回應莊稼的主,為主收割莊稼,作這時代的器皿。■


 


Seize the Opportunity for Revival


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II and, in order to celebrate this occasion, allies around the world are commemorating this event in different ways. This is especially true in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, where victory was experienced and where the great weight of expectation lasted through the long nights of torrential rainstorms until, finally, the light of dawn! 70 years! China was preserved by God and, through the endurance of extreme hardship, she grew. In recent years, the leaders of China have proposed plans like, “One Belt, One Road,” “the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank” to revitalize Asia. In the past, world trades between China and Asia are conducted mainly through the Silk Road. On land it went through Central Asia and all the way to Jerusalem and on the Maritime Silk Road, it went from the Southeastern Sea and connected them through cultural and economic exchange; the Silk Road witnessed generations in China and Asia boom and decline. Today, China has risen and is taking lead in establishing a Silk Road for a New Era which benefits, assist and brings victory mutually to all parties.


Rise of Cyrus of China


Back before Israel was taken captive, God proclaimed through the prophets that she would be revived in the land of her captivity. Moreover, God prophesied the rise of Cyrus, the king of Persia, to prepare the road to revival. “I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the Lord Almighty.” (Isaiah 43:13 NIV) God used an ancient king to help bring the return of the Israelites back and let the nations know that the Lord is God and apart from Him, there is no other god in Heaven above or on earth below.


The revival of China today will lead the people of Asia, Africa and the nations into a new generation and all of this will be just like in days past when Cyrus rose up, and, in accordance to the will of God, will lead the people into revival, deliverance, and set the captives free. It has been said that, “Wherever there is land, you are sure to find a Chinese person,” and, “Wherever you have a Chinese businessman, one of them is bound to be from Wenzhou.” Moreover, “wherever you have someone from Wenzhou, there you will find a church.” When the path to Asia’s revival opens up, it means that the Harvest of the Gospel is ripe; we’re just waiting for laborers to reap. The door that China will soon open up is not only the great door of the economy, but it will also open the Silk Road of the Gospel, as well, a path of grace that will prepare the way for the King. All along, God has been waiting for the rise of the “Cyrus of China” to take up the mantle of the Gospel to initiate the revival of China and of Asia.


The Revival of China, the Revival of Asia


Ten years ago, the Holy Spirit said to me, “It’s time for China! It’s time for Asia!” and so, in 2005 I held Holy Spirit 100, one hundred consecutive evenings of Bible Study and of Worship. We prayed for the will of God concerning the revival of Asia, and also for the revival of 100 different cities in Asia. God continually spoke to us during our meetings of Holy Spirit 100 and revealed, “The Revival of China, the Revival of Asia,” and promised that we would possess the land and plant churches in big cities of 12 nations in Asia; amongst them included Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Iran, Japan, Qatar, Nepal, and inner Mongolia.

At the time, our church had only been established for five years and our Leadership Institute, for one. With a little more than 700 people, the only venue we had was a rented place on the North Point Pier, and we only had one branch church, 611 Kuching. We could not take up such a task with such limited resources, - it was impossible for us to expand and plant churches throughout Asia. However, as we followed the Holy Spirit, we saw Him work. Holy Spirit 100 had not ended. Since then, we have established GA611 Bread of Life Christian Church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 611 Tuguegarao Bread of Life Christian Church in the Philippines, and Taipo 611 Bread of Life Christian Church in Hong Kong; these establishments were not something we had pre-arranged beforehand. Pastor Kong from Kuala Lumpur was originally ministering in a traditional church, but after the renewal of the Holy Spirit, she and her husband quit their ministry and came to our Leadership Institute to receive equipping and to wait upon the Lord. Later, God called her to return to Kuala Lumpur to establish a new church. The story from our branch church in the Philippines has more twists and turns and is even more touching. As the story goes, Pastor Jason hired a domestic helper who was a C-Mo (pastor’s wife). Because the church had financial difficulties, she came to Hong Kong to work in order to support it. Her husband, Pastor Danny, stayed behind in their province, leading their church. We just happened to be praying for the revival of Manila during Holy Spirit 100 and invited her to pray and share. The Spirit of God filled her and what she had to share really touched us so we invited her husband to come to Hong Kong in order that the two of them could receive equipping from our Leadership Institute; later, we commissioned them back to the Philippines. After some years, the churches in both Kuala Lumpur and in the Philippines raised up many of their own branch churches and led many to the Lord.


Victory Rests with the Lord


God has used the students from our Leadership Institute to rise up and plant churches in the past decade. Altogether we have established churches in Macau, Singapore, Sarawak, Sabah, Penang, Thailand, Burma, Cameroon, Japan, Taichung, and India…so many places; to date, we have 33 branch churches. God said, “It’s time for revival in China and in Asia,” and as we followed, God led us to plant churches around Asia, including those in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, and in India- the 12 exact cities that God had promised to give us when we prayed during Holy Spirit 100.

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.” (Proverbs 21:31 NIV)


Missions to Japan and India started back in the days of Pastor Zhao Shiguang, but the successors couldn’t upkeep it and, in those particular countries, the work of the Bread of Life Churches seemed to gradually “disappear.” Someone said that, “Japan had the hardest missionary soil in that, no matter how many resources you invest there, you never see results.” During our North Point Pier Days (in the year 2006) we were already prompted to start missionary work in Japan and trained up Japanese co-workers and commissioned them to Tokyo to start the work of the Gospel. However, after just three or four years, and after investing a great amount of man-power, resources, and emotional toil, in the end, it all came to nothing and “disappeared.” But, just as the missionary door to Tokyo closed, God now personally opened up even more and greater ones to Japan.


The Flow of the Holy Spirit in Asia


This year, the Holy Spirit is working mightily amongst us so that we gained Japan and India. In March, Pastor Eiji Iwayama took God’s Kindness to Hokkaido and established “Hesed Bread of Life Christian Church;” In May, after three years and eight months with us, Minister John Kina ended his training and brought his transformed life back to Okinawa to minister there. Also from Okinawa, Minister Izuru Miyazaki conceived the Tree of Life vision and went to Osaka to establish “Japan Tree of Life 611 Ling-Leung Church” in June. It was a simultaneous three-strand strategy of revival which will go from “the Outside In”, from the “North to the South”, and “Starts from the Middle,” -an arrangement that we had never even thought of beforehand.


The Revival from the “Outside In:” Because, Okinawa lies on the outlying islands of Japan and is a contested region, someone has said that, “to gain Okinawa is to gain the whole of Japan.” “The revival from North to South:”…Hokkaido lies on the northeastern part of Japan where the land is clean, life is simple, and where prayer intercessors say, “the Great Light will come from the East and the revival of Japan will start in Hokkaido.” “Revival that Starts from the Middle” – Osaka is the center of Japan’s Honshu and is in the neighborhood of Kyoto; The Fire of Revival will start in this city and ignite everywhere else from here.

In 1965, Pastor Zhao first went as missionary to Korea and led tens of millions to the Lord. He wrote a book called, “The Flow of the Holy Spirit in the East,” and summed up his insight of the work of the Holy Spirit in Korea, encouraging brothers and sisters to “seize the opportunity that God has given the Church” and spread the Gospel. The Bread of Life church did not step on to that wave of Revival at that time but afterwards, there was a great explosion of the Gospel in Korea and the people and nation were transformed and revived, making an impact even until today.


Welcoming an even Greater Revival


Dear brothers and sisters, 50 years ago Pastor Zhao saw the sign of revival in Asia, but it’s just that the churches in Hong Kong did not seize the opportunity. A decade ago, through Holy Spirit 100, God started up China’s revival once again, the wave of Revival in Asia. As we follow, we really see the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit. Ten years have passed! The church has grown again and we’ve increased from 700 people to more than 7,000 and from one branch church to more than 30. We see that the ministry the Holy Spirit has led us to in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, India, and Japan.

Dear brothers and sisters, a greater wave of Revival is rising from China and to Asia. It’s time for China! It’s time for Asia! We need to seize the opportunity God has given us and, respond to the Lord of the Harvest with faith and reap the Harvest; be a vessel for this generation.■


 


 



611 學房校長 張恩年牧師
Headmaster of 611 Leadership Institute
Pastor Joshua
2015.08.26

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作時代的器皿


「因為十字架的道理,在那滅亡的人為愚拙;在我們得救的人,卻為神的大能。」(林前1:18)


2014年,真的是天搖地動!中東、東歐烽煙處處;亞洲多國為島嶼主權劍拔弩張;西非爆發駭人病毒傳染;兩岸三地天災、人禍、爭鬧不斷……。環境告訴我們,黑暗籠罩,復興的日子遙遙無期!然而,聖經告訴我們,神的靈在淵面黑暗的水面上運行。「黑夜已深,白晝將近」(羅13:12)今天,正是福音大能展現的時候。

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領受利未恩福


我要回應全時間呼召嗎?神會供應我一切需要嗎?我孩子的生活品質是否會下降呢?這些問題數千年來困擾著許多蒙召者,這也是今年撰寫招生特刊時,神放在我心中的感動。神要我們重新思考下面幾段經文:

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