『這些人是誰?』(15) ─ 以利沙:平凡中的不平凡

“Who Are These People?”(15) - Elisha: An Extraordinary Man In An Ordinary Life

讀經:王上1919-21,王下21-1539-12,路117,西311

Scriptures: 1 Kings 19: 19-21,  2 Kings 2:1-15, 3:9-12, Luke 1:17, Colossians 3:11

 

背誦經文:他必有以利亞的心志能力,行在主的前面,叫為父的心轉向兒女,叫悖逆的人轉從義人的智慧,又為主預備合用的百姓。(117)

Memory Verse: “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17)

() 蒙恩被召的以利沙

1) Elisha - called by grace

       -為主甘心撇下一切

         - Willingly forsook all that he had for the Lord

   以利亞遇見沙法的兒子以利沙耕地;在他前頭有十二對牛,以利沙就離開他回去,宰了一對牛,用套牛的器具煮肉給民吃,隨後就起身跟隨以利亞,服事他 (王上19:19, 21)

   ...Elijah…found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth...21 So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.” ( 1 Kings 19:19, 21)

 

    主對每一位蒙恩跟隨者的問題『你們要什麼? (138)

   The Lord’s question for every called disciple -“What do you seek?” (John 1:38)

() 殷勤事奉、謙卑學習的以利沙

2) Elisha - diligently served and humbly learned

        -為主甘心低微、隱藏

         - Willingly humbled and obscured himself for the Lord

   「這裏有沙法的兒子以利沙,就是從前服事以利亞的(原文是倒水在以利亞手上的)。」(王下3:11)

    “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.” ( 2 Kings 3:11)

() 專心跟隨,認真走路的以利沙

3) Elisha - followed the Lord wholeheartedly and earnestly

       -肯出代價,無限量的跟隨者

          -  A limitless disciple who was willing to pay any price

    2 以利亞對以利沙說:「耶和華差我往伯特利去,你可以在這裏等候。」以利沙說:「我指著永生的耶和華,又敢在你面前起誓,我必不離開你。」於是二人下到伯特利。 3 住伯特利的先知門徒出來見以利沙,對他說:「耶和華今日要接你的師傅離開你,你知道不知道?」他說:「我知道,你們不要作聲。」 7 有先知門徒去了五十人,遠遠地站在他們對面…(王下2:2-7)

   2 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel. 3 Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!” ...7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.

   四段特別的路程:吉甲伯特利耶利哥約旦河

   Four Special Journeys: Gilgal-> Bethel->Jericho-> the Jordan

() 寶貝上好福份,得著雙倍聖靈的以利沙

4) Elisha - treasured the best blessings, obtained double portion of the Holy Spirit

   以利亞對以利沙說:「我未曾被接去離開你,你要我為你做甚麼,只管求我。」以利沙說:「願感動你的靈加倍地感動我。」(王下2:9-10)

   ...Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” (2 Kings 2:9-10)

() 成為以色列戰車馬兵的以利沙

5) Elisha - became the chariots and horsemen of Israel

   以利沙得了必死的病,以色列王約阿施下來看他,伏在他臉上哭泣,說:「我父啊!我父啊!以色列的戰車馬兵啊!」(王下13:14) 

   Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” ( 2 Kings 13:14)