Shared by Shige Nakano

Original Message:
Lifehouse Tokyo
Jan 7 2018


祈りから始めよう – Let’s Start With Prayer

– 若者はビジョンを老人は夢を Young Men Will See Visions, And Old Men Will Dream Dreams

(使徒2:17-19)神は言われる。終わりの日に、わたしはすべての人にわたしの霊を注ぐ。(18)その時、あなたがたの息子、娘は預言し、青年は幻を見、老人は夢を見る。 聖霊は、男女を問わず、わたしに仕える者たちに 注がれる。 すると、彼らは預言をする。(19)また、わたしは天と地に不思議なしるしを現す。 血と火と煙の雲だ。‭
(Acts 2:17-19 NLT) ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. (18) In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike— and they will prophesy. (19) And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below— blood and fire and clouds of smoke.

There are several ways to communicate with God. But Prayer is important.

(1サムエル23:1-4)ある日、ペリシテ人がケイラの打穀場を襲ったという知らせが、ダビデのもとに届きました。」「ダビデは、「ペリシテ人を攻めに行くべきでしょうか」と主に伺いを立てました。すると、「行って、ケイラを救え」との主の答えでした。 ところが部下たちは、「ユダにいても怖いくらいなのに、とてもケイラまで行ってペリシテ軍と戦う勇気などありません」と反対します。もう一度、主に伺いを立てたところ、再び答えがありました。「ケイラに行け。わたしがあなたを助けてペリシテ人を征服させよう。」
(‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭23:1-4)People told David, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against the city of Keilah. They are robbing grain from the threshing floors.” David asked the Lord, “Should I go and fight these Philistines?” The Lord answered David, “Yes, go attack the Philistines. Save Keilah.” But David’s men said to him, “Look, our men are afraid here in Judah. Just think how afraid we will be if we go to Keilah, where the Philistine army is lined up and ready for battle.” David again asked the Lord. And the Lord answered David, “Go down to Keilah. I will help you defeat the Philistines.”

1、勝利の祈りをする Pray The Victorious Prayer
(Romans 8:37 NLT) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

2、神の大きさを讃える祈りをする Pray The Prayer Of Proclaiming How Great God Is

-期待、信仰、自らの経験を超える期待 Expectation For God To Exceed Our Expectation, Faith, and Experience

(ルカ5:32)わたしは、自分を正しいと思う人を招くためではなく、罪人を招いて、罪を悔い改めさせるために来た (Luke5:32 AMP) I did not come to call the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to repent], but sinners to repentance [to change their old way of thinking, to turn from sin and to seek God and His righteousness].”

3イエスの名前で祈る Pray In Jesus’ Name

(John 14:13-14 NLT) You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!