De ce ne „dezbraca” Dumnezeu? (Part 1) via Gabi Lupescu

In Biserica Lui, Dumnezeu vrea ca noi sa facem lucrarea de slujire folosind mijloacele si resursele pe care El ni le-a dat … si nu cele cu care noi putem contribui la zidirea si cresterea Trupului. De fapt cineva a spus, ca „daca poti ajuta lucrarea, atunci nu-i poti fi de folos”. Pentru lucrare de slujire El a randuit niste resurse cu care El ne inzestreaza.

In Biserica, „Atelierul Sau” de desavarsire a oamenilor, sa folosim „uneltele” pe care El ni le-a pus la dispozitie, daruri, slujbe, lucrari de slujire, si sa slujim cu puterea pe care El ne-a dat-o. Ca si lucratori impreuna cu Dumnezeu (1Cor.3:9 „Caci noi suntem impreuna lucratori cu Dumnezeu”), in Via Lui este logic sa folosim uneltele pe care El ni le da si resursele pe care El ni le pune la dispozitie. Si va spun nu a fost zgarcit cu acestea! Dumnezeu are o magazie foarte mare de unelte!!

– Doar atunci …noi putem fi destoinici (2Tim.3:16,17) in lucrarea de slujire a Trupului Sau. In felul acesta se creeaza competenta noastra care sa ne faca utili. Slujim adecvat in Trupul Sau, doar daca folosim „mijloacele” pe care El le-a pregatit. Care sunt cateva dintre acestea?

– Cum ne-a pregatit El pentru lucrarea de slujire a Trupului lui Hristos? Ce ne-a dat Dumnezeu pentru a ne face in stare sa slujim, in mod adecvat si cu eficienta?

CU CE NE-A „ECHIPAT” DUMNEZEU ?

– Dumnezeu ne-a „echipat” la fel cum se echipeaza tinerii recruti ce merg in armata, cu efectele si mijloacele cu care sa acestia sa duca la indeplinire serviciul militar, fata de tara. Imi amintesc cum ne-au dezbracat de tot ceea ce insemna civilie, ne-au bagat in dusuri, uneori reci, alteori prea fierbinti, ne-au tuns, apoi ne-au dus la plutonierul de companie si au inceput sa ne imparta efectele militare, care evident nu ni se potriveau, unele fiind prea mici, altele prea mari. Ilustratia este de-a dreptul savuroasa !. Asemanarea cu intrarea noastra in lucrarea lui Dumnezeu este uluitor de identica !!.

– Dumnezeu ne „dezbraca”, ne „dezvata”, ne „dezbara” de multe din lucrurile lumii si firii cu care am venit la El. Apoi, ne echipeaza cu „efectele” (mijloacele) necesare indeplinirii scopului Sau in Biserica si-n lume ! . Amin.

Care sunt cateva dintre lucrurile de care ne „dezbraca” ?. Sa privim pentru putin la acestea :

VICLESUG, INVIDIE, CLEVETIRE

2Co 4:2 Ca unii, cari am lepadat mestesugirile rusinoase si ascunse, nu umblam cu viclesug si nu stricam Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu. Ci, prin aratarea adevarului, ne facem vrednici sa fim primiti de orice cuget omenesc, inaintea lui Dumnezeu.

RAUTATE, INVIDIE

1Pe 2:1 Lepadati dar orice rautate, orice viclesug, orice fel de prefacatorie, de pizma si de clevetire;

1Tes 4:6 Nimeni sa nu fie cu viclesug si cu nedreptate in treburi fata de fratele sau; pentru ca Domnul pedepseste toate aceste lucruri, dupa cum v-am spus si v-am adeverit.

VICLENIE, SIRETENIE, METODE DE INSELARE

Efes.4:14 …ca sa nu mai fim copii, plutind incoace si incolo, purtati de orice vant de invatatura, prin viclenia oamenilor si prin siretenia lor in mijloacele de amagire;

PREFACATORIE

2Co 11:13 Oamenii acestia sunt niste apostoli mincinosi, niste lucratori inselatori, cari se prefac in apostoli ai lui Hristos.

EGOISM, VORBIRI DULCI SI AMAGITOARE

Ro 16:18 Caci astfel de oameni nu slujesc lui Hristos, Domnul nostru, ci pantecelui lor; si, prin vorbiri dulci si amagitoare, ei insala inimile celor lesne crezatori.

NAIVITATE, CREDULITATE

2Co 11:3 Dar ma tem ca, dupa cum sarpele a amagit pe Eva cu siretlicul lui, tot asa si gandurile voastre sa nu se strice de la curatia si credinciosia care este fata de Hristos. In adevar, daca vine cineva sa va propovaduiasca un alt Isus pe care noi nu l-am propovaduit, sau daca este vorba sa primiti un alt duh pe care nu l-ati primit, sau o alta Evanghelie, pe care n-ati primit-o, oh, cum il ingaduiti de bine!

CUVANTARI AMAGITOARE

Col 2:4 Spun lucrul acesta, pentru ca nimeni sa nu va insele prin vorbiri amagitoare.

FILOZOFIA LUMII, TRADITII OMENESTI

Col 2:8 Luati seama ca nimeni sa nu va fure cu filosofia si cu o amagire desarta, dupa datina oamenilor, dupa invataturile incepatoare ale lumii, si nu dupa Hristos.

BASME LUMESTI SI BABESTI

1Tim 4:7 Fereste-te de basmele lumesti si babesti. Cauta sa fii evlavios.

ADEMENIRE

2Tim 3:6-7 Sunt printre ei unii, cari se vara prin case, si momesc pe femeile usuratice ingreuiate de pacate si framantate de felurite pofte, cari invata intotdeauna si nu pot ajunge niciodata la deplina cunostinta a adevarului.

AMAGIRE

2Ti 3:13 Dar oamenii rai si inselatori vor merge din rau in mai rau, vor amagi pe altii, si se vor amagi si pe ei insisi.

INVATATURI STRAINE

2Tim 4:3 Caci va veni vremea cand oamenii nu vor putea sa sufere invatatura sanatoasa; ci ii vor gadila urechile sa auda lucruri placute, si isi vor da invatatori dupa poftele lor.

Heb 13:9 Sa nu va lasati amagiti de orice fel de invataturi straine; caci este bine ca inima sa fie intarita prin har, nu prin mancari, cari n-au slujit la nimic celor ce le-au pazit. –

CUVANTARI INSELATOARE

2Pe 2:1-3 In norod s-au ridicat si prooroci mincinosi, cum si intre voi vor fi invatatori mincinosi, cari vor strecura pe furis erezii nimicitoare, se vor lepada de Stapanul, care i-a rascumparat, si vor face sa cada asupra lor o pierzare napraznica. Multi ii vor urma in destrabalarile lor. Si, din pricina lor, calea adevarului va fi vorbita de rau. In lacomia lor vor cauta ca, prin cuvantari inselatoare, sa aiba un castig de la voi. Dar osanda ii paste de multa vreme, si pierzarea lor nu dormiteaza.

IDOLATRIE

1 Cor 12:2 Cand erati pagani, stiti ca va duceati la idolii cei muti, dupa cum erati calauziti.

Tot pasajul de la Efeseni 4:17-25!!

Miine va urma Partea 2 – a:  Cu ce ne imbraca Dumnezeu ca sa lucram in via Sa?

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Paul Tripp – Five „benefits” of unforgiveness (via) Desiring God. Cinci „beneficii” a neiertarii

Ca sa cititi in Limba Romana, faceti click pe Romanian la translatorul din partea dreapta a blogului si Google translate v-a traduce textul.

You can read the entire article here-Five benefits of unforgiveness-on the Desiring God website. If the above title sounded confusing, it’s because the benefits of unforgiveness are „dark” . You can read more from Paul Tripp on his blog here.

Paul Tripp:

Why don’t people just forgive? That is a very good question. If forgiveness is easier and more beneficial, why isn’t it more popular? The sad reality is that there is short-term, relationally destructive power in refusing to forgive. Holding onto the other’s wrongs gives us the upper hand in our relationship. We keep a record of wrongs because we are not motivated by what honors God and is best for others but by what is expedient for ourselves.

Five Dark „Benefits” of Unforgiveness

  1. Debt is power. There is power in having something to hold over another’s head. There is power in using a person’s weakness and failure against him or her. In moments when we want our own way, we pull out some wrong against us as our relational trump card.
  2. Debt is identity. Holding onto another’s sin, weakness, and failure makes us feel superior to them. It allows us to believe that we are more righteous and mature than they are. We fall into the pattern of getting our sense of self not by the comfort and call of the gospel but by comparing ourselves to another. This pattern plays into the self-righteousness that is the struggle of every sinner.
  3. Debt is entitlement. Because of all the other person’s wrongs against us, he or she owes us. Carrying these wrongs makes us feel deserving and therefore comfortable with being self-focused and demanding. “After all I have had to endure in relationship with you, don’t I deserve . . . ?”
  4. Debt is weaponry. The sins and failures that another has done against us become like a loaded gun that we carry around. It is very tempting to pull them out and use them when we are angry. When someone has hurt us in some way, it is very tempting to hurt them back by throwing in their face just how evil and immature they are.
  5. Debt puts us in God’s position. It is the one place that we must never be, but it is also a position that all of us have put ourselves in. We are not the judge of others. We are not the one who should dispense consequences for other’s sin. It is not our job to make sure they feel the appropriate amount of guilt for what they have done. But it is very tempting to ascend to God’s throne and to make ourselves judge.

The Ugly Lifestyle of SelfishnessThis is nasty stuff. It is a relational lifestyle driven by ugly selfishness. It is motivated by what we want, what we think we need, and by what we feel. It has nothing to do with a desire to please God with the way we live with one another, and it surely has nothing to do with what it means to love others in the midst of their struggle to live God’s way in this broken world.

It’s also scarily blind. We are so focused on the failures of others that we are blind to ourselves. We forget how often we fail, how much sin mars everything we do, and how desperately we need the grace that we are daily given but unwilling to offer to others. This way of living turns the people in our lives into our adversaries and turns the locations where we live into a war zone.

Yet, we have all been seduced by the power of unforgiveness. We have all used the sin of another against him or her. We have all acted as judges. We have all thought we are more righteous than the people around us. We have all used the power of guilt to get what we want when we want it and in so doing have not only done serious damage to the fine china of our relationships, but have demonstrated how much we need forgiveness.

Forgiveness Is a Much Better Way

It seems almost too obvious to say, but forgiveness is a much better way. The grace of our salvation is the ultimate argument for this truth. Forgiveness is the only way to live in an intimate, long-term relationship with another sinner. Forgiveness is the only way to negotiate through the weakness and failure that will daily mark your relationships. It is the only way to deal with hurt and disappointment. Forgiveness is the only way to have hope and confidence restored. It is the only way to protect your love and reinforce the unity that you have built. Forgiveness is the only way not to be kidnapped by the past. It is the only way to give your relationships the blessing of fresh starts and new beginnings.

Grace, forgiving grace, really is a much, much better way. So, isn’t it wonderful to know that you have not only been called to forgive, but you have also been graced with everything you need to answer this call?

© 2011 Desiring God

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