第九十四天:20111230(Tevet 4,5772)

最後的12.5%─追趕與殲滅我們的敵人

當亞倫.佛比恩(Allen Faubion)發言時,他提到有關最後的12.5%,為了通過一個季節的最後部分、並突破進入新的季節,這是非常必要的努力。通常在一場戰爭的最後十五分鐘,將會決定其最後的勝利,在啟示錄中,神對約翰說話、並對士每拿教會說:

你將要受的苦你不用怕。魔鬼要把你們中間幾個人下在監裡,叫你們被試煉,你們必受患難十日。你務要至死忠心。(啟示錄2:10)

切記,主從一開始就看到結局了,而且會賜下恩典使我們能贏得這場戰爭,並朝向你未來的季節前進。在接下來五天要通過你一直在爭戰的事情。

恰克.皮爾斯

自七月底開始我就接連在幾個家庭成員、朋友、以及個人的人際關係上,面臨一些非常重要的問題。我們都面臨到一些威脅生命的癌症與情況,我們也在對抗在民事上以及刑事司法界的嚴重不公平,我們採取堅定立場來對抗那違反公義的金融結構,我們也對不義的宗教與政府結構來開戰。有一天,在所有一切危急的情況當中,我和其中一位爭戰禱告的伙伴,於午餐時候在討論著這些爭戰,我們當中有人評論說,如果我們能衝到這些敵人的最前面,並以這優勢和他們打仗,那將會是多麼地不同。我們立刻停下來,求神向我們顯明如何移到我們敵人的前面行動,隨即聖靈就開始這樣做。

聖靈帶領我們回到基甸打敗米甸人的事件當中,祂帶領我們到所熟悉的部分,就是當基甸與他的三百壯士打破瓶子、吹著他們的號角、並大聲吶喊:「耶和華和基甸的刀!(士師記7:20)那時候我認為,一旦聖靈向我們顯明祂的「像基甸般的戰略」,而且我們也付諸行動,我們就會經歷到佔上優勢的真實情形。我必須承認,我那時認為這將會是在這些領域中「最後的」突破點與勝利。但事實並非如此,我很快就了解到,我們已經踏進我們對抗這些不義結構的爭戰中的最重要部分。

我發現我們還不足以打敗靈界敵人、以及牠們用來偷竊我們的應許的營壘結構。我學會我(我們)必須追趕擊殺那些敵人,使牠們無法再來攻擊我、以及與我一起行動的那些人。我又再一次去看基甸如何去攻打這群龐大的米甸人的戰役,這些米甸人常常一直來搶奪、破壞神所賜給基甸與神百姓的應許與供應。我非常熟悉基甸的三百壯士,以及他們在對抗強盛浩大的米甸軍隊之壯觀場面,那些被神親自揀選的三百壯士,在一個晚上見證了十八萬五千名的米甸士兵的自我毀滅。

想像一下就在黎明破曉之時,在米甸軍營所看起來的景象。他們有87.5%的軍力倒下死亡,而其餘的12.5%(約一萬五千名士兵)則逃跑離開,基甸大可以解散他的三百壯士,並停戰來享受打敗敵人的超自然勝利,而基甸真的停在那裡,在聖經時代,要完全徹底的打敗敵人,就是得勝者會舉起他敵人被殺後的頭來作為表示〔就如大衛打敗歌利亞將他的頭砍下(撒母爾記上17:51-54)〕。剩下最後的12.5%的米甸軍隊,其中包括他們的重要首領,有俄立、西伊伯、西巴和撒慕拿,基甸與他的壯士們一路追趕敵人,直到四個首領都被殺死。

當我讀基甸的記載事件,並將它與我們的爭戰來作比較,聖靈向我們指出幾個重要的啟示:

1.  已經打了87.5%的戰爭,並且已經克服它的抵抗能力。

2. 12.5%的戰爭仍須繼續進行,這並不是一場決定得勝者的戰爭,而是得勝者徹底摧毀(審判)他的敵人的一場戰爭,使敵人無法再來擾亂他或他的後代。

3. 雖然這最後的12.5%的戰爭並不是這場戰爭中的最大部分,但卻是徹底剷除我們敵人的重要關鍵部分。

4. 神已經解決了87.5%,祂將剩下的12.5%交在我們手中,我們必須追趕這些仇敵組織,直到我們消滅那些對我們的威脅,並摧毀他們對我們發動戰爭的能力。

亞倫.佛比恩(Allen Faubion)牧師

錫安的榮耀國際事工(Glory Of Zion International)

Day 94 of 100 Days: The Final 12.5%--Pursuing and Destroying our Enemies

 

Chuck Pierce 寫於 2011年12月30日 0:49

When Allen Faubion spoke, he talked about THE FINAL 12.5%. This is the effort necessary to press through the final portion of one season and break through into the next. Usually it’s the last 15 Minutes of a battle that determines the ultimate victory of a battle. In Revelation, the Lord spoke to John and he spoke to the church of Smyrna:

 

“Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison and put you to the test. You will be persecuted for ten days. Remain faithful!”

 

            Always remember the Lord sees the end from the beginning, and will give the grace to win the race and make to your next season. These next five days press through what you have been warring through.

Chuck D. Pierce

 

Since the end of July I have warred alongside several family members, friends, and personal connections against some very significant issues.   We have faced off against life threatening cancers and conditions.  We have battled against grave injustice in the civil and criminal justice arenas.  We have taken a stand against financial structures that resist righteousness.  We have also taken up arms against unrighteous religious and governmental structures.  One day, in the midst of all these critical situations, one of my fellow “warriors” and I were discussing these battles over lunch.  One of us commented how different it would be if we could run ahead of these enemies and fight them with the advantage. Immediately we stopped and asked God to show us how to move ahead of our enemies.  Immediately he began to do so.

 

The Spirit took us to the account of Gideon’s victory over the Midianites.  He took us to the familiar part when Gideon and his 300 men broke the pots, blew their shofarot, and lifted up a shout: “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!”  Once Holy Spirit revealed His Gideon-like strategy for us and we implemented it we experienced the reality that we had gained the advantage.  I have to admit that I thought this would be the point of “final” breakthrough and victory in these areas.  It wasn’t.  I quickly realized we had stepped into the most important part of our battle against these unrighteous structures.

 

I discovered that it is not enough to defeat spiritual enemies and the stronghold structures they use to steal our promise.  I learned I (we) must pursue and destroy those enemies so that they can never again come against me and those who move with me. I looked again at Gideon’ battle against the massive Midianite horde that regularly and consistently ravaged God’s promise and provision for Gideon and God’s people.  I was greatly familiar with Gideon’s 300 men and their spectacular confrontation with the vast and mighty Midianite army.  In one night those 300 hand-picked warriors witnessed the self-destruction of 185,000 Midianite soldiers.

 

Imagine what the Midianite camp must have looked like as the dawn began to break. 87.5% of their enemy’s force lay dead and the remaining 12.5% (15,000 soldiers) were on the run. Gideon could have dismissed his 300 men and called it a day satisfied with their supernatural victory over their enemy.  Gideon did stop there. In Biblical times the complete and utter defeat of an enemy was signaled by the victor raising up the decapitated head of his enemy (remember David with Goliath?).  The final 12.5% of the Midianite army included their key leaders—princes with the names of Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunnah.  Gideon and his men pursued this enemy on the run until all four heads were destroyed.

As I read the account of Gideon and compared it with our warfare the Spirit pointed out several important revelations:

  1. 87.5% of the battle has been fought and the resistance with it has been overcome. 
  2. 12.5% of the battle still remains to be fought.  This isn’t a battle to determine the victor.  It is a battle of the victor utterly destroying (judging) his enemy so that he never torments him or his generations again.
  3. While the final 12.5% of the battle is not the greatest portion of the battle it is the critical portion that finally cuts off our foes.
  4. God has taken care of the 87.5%.  He has put the 12.5% into our hands.   We must pursue these enemy structures until we severe their threat against us and destroy their ability to war against us.
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