Saturday, May 7, 2016

Gereja Tuhan, Kenalilah Takdirmu Seutuhnya

Gereja Tuhan, mari simak beberapa kutipan Firman berikut ini, dan lihat benang merah atas apa yang sudah Tuhan tetapkan untuk takdir (destiny) kita:



1. Ketika Tuhan menciptakan manusia pertama kali, Tuhan bukan sekedar memberi perintah, melainkan juga menyebutkan segala potensi yang ada sebagai gambar dan rupa-Nya.

"Berfirmanlah Allah: 'Baiklah Kita menjadikan manusia menurut gambar dan rupa Kita, supaya mereka berkuasa atas ikan-ikan di laut dan burung-burung di udara dan atas ternak dan atas seluruh bumi dan atas segala binatang melata yang merayap di bumi.' Maka Allah menciptakan manusia itu menurut gambar-Nya, menurut gambar Allah diciptakan-Nya dia; laki-laki dan perempuan diciptakan-Nya mereka. Allah memberkati mereka, lalu Allah berfirman kepada mereka: 'Beranakcuculah dan bertambah banyak; penuhilah bumi dan taklukkanlah itu, berkuasalah atas ikan-ikan di laut dan burung-burung di udara dan atas segala binatang yang merayap di bumi.'" - Kejadian 1:26-28

"Then God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" - Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV)

"God spoke: 'Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.' God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God's nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: 'Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.'" - Genesis 1:26-28 (The Message)


2. Ketika Tuhan mendapati puncak kesetiaan Abraham setelah Ishak dipersembahkan total.

"Maka Aku akan memberkati engkau berlimpah-limpah dan membuat keturunanmu sangat banyak seperti bintang di langit dan seperti pasir di tepi laut, dan keturunanmu itu akan menduduki kota-kota musuhnya. Oleh keturunanmulah semua bangsa di bumi akan mendapat berkat, karena engkau mendengarkan firman-Ku." - Kejadian 22:17-18

"Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which [is] on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." Genesis 22:12-18 (NKJV)

"I'll bless you--oh, how I'll bless you! And I'll make sure that your children flourish--like stars in the sky! like sand on the beaches! And your descendants will defeat their enemies. All nations on Earth will find themselves blessed through your descendants because you obeyed me." - Genesis 22:17-18 (The Message)


3. Ketika Yakub selesai dari "masa padang gurun"-nya dan hendak kembali ke Tanah Perjanjian.

"Yakub melanjutkan perjalanannya, lalu bertemulah malaikat-malaikat Allah dengan dia. Ketika Yakub melihat mereka, berkatalah ia: 'Ini bala tentara Allah.' Sebab itu dinamainyalah tempat itu Mahanaim. ... sekali-kali aku tidak layak untuk menerima segala kasih dan kesetiaan yang Engkau tunjukkan kepada hamba-Mu ini, sebab aku membawa hanya tongkatku ini waktu aku menyeberangi sungai Yordan ini, tetapi sekarang telah menjadi dua pasukan." - Kejadian 32:1-2, 10

"So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, 'This [is] God's camp.' And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. ... 'I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies (bands).'" - Genesis 32:1-2, 10 (NKJV)

"And Jacob went his way. Angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them he said, 'Oh! God's Camp!' And he named the place Mahanaim (Campground). ... I don't deserve all the love and loyalty you've shown me. When I left here and crossed the Jordan I only had the clothes on my back, and now look at me--two camps!" - Genesis 32:1-2, 10 (The Message)


4. Ketika bangsa Israel keluar dari perbudakan Mesir.

"Sesudah lewat empat ratus tiga puluh tahun, tepat pada hari itu juga, keluarlah segala pasukan TUHAN dari tanah Mesir." - Keluaran 12:41

"And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty yearson that very same dayit came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt." - Exodus 12:41 (NKJV)

"At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, GOD's entire army left Egypt." - Exodus 12:41 (The Message)


5. Ketika bangsa Israel hendak memasuki dan menduduki Tanah Perjanjian.

"Maka janganlah kaukatakan dalam hatimu: Kekuasaanku dan kekuatan tangankulah yang membuat aku memperoleh kekayaan ini. Tetapi haruslah engkau ingat kepada TUHAN, Allahmu, sebab Dialah yang memberikan kepadamu kekuatan untuk memperoleh kekayaan, dengan maksud meneguhkan perjanjian yang diikrarkan-Nya dengan sumpah kepada nenek moyangmu, seperti sekarang ini." - Ulangan 8:17-18

"Then you say in your heart, `My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.' And you shall remember the LORD your God, for [it is] He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as [it is] this day." - Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NKJV)

"If you start thinking to yourselves, "I did all this. And all by myself. I'm rich. It's all mine!"-- well, think again. Remember that GOD, your God, gave you the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised to your ancestors--as it is today." - Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (The Message)


6. Ketika Tuhan memberikan Amanat Agung di Awal Zaman Gereja.

"Yesus mendekati mereka dan berkata: 'Kepada-Ku telah diberikan segala kuasa (otoritas) di sorga dan di bumi. Karena itu pergilah, jadikanlah semua bangsa murid-Ku dan baptislah mereka dalam nama Bapa dan Anak dan Roh Kudus, dan ajarlah mereka melakukan segala sesuatu yang telah Kuperintahkan kepadamu. Dan ketahuilah, Aku menyertai kamu senantiasa sampai kepada akhir zaman.'" - Matius 28:18-20

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the age.'" - Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)

"Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: 'God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.'" - Matthew 28:18-20 (The Message)

"Lalu Ia berkata kepada mereka: 'Pergilah ke seluruh dunia, beritakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk. Siapa yang percaya dan dibaptis akan diselamatkan, tetapi siapa yang tidak percaya akan dihukum. Tanda-tanda ini akan menyertai orang-orang yang percaya: mereka akan mengusir setan-setan demi nama-Ku, mereka akan berbicara dalam bahasa-bahasa yang baru bagi mereka, mereka akan memegang ular, dan sekalipun mereka minum racun maut, mereka tidak akan mendapat celaka; mereka akan meletakkan tangannya atas orang sakit, dan orang itu akan sembuh.'" - Markus 16:15-18

"And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.'" - Mark 16:15-18 (NKJV)

"Then he said, 'Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God's good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned. These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well.'" - Mark 16:15-18 (The Message)


7. Ketika Tuhan menjanjikan upah bagi Gereja yang menang di Akhir Zaman Gereja.

"Barangsiapa menang, ia akan Kududukkan bersama-sama dengan Aku di atas takhta-Ku, sebagaimana Akupun telah menang dan duduk bersama-sama dengan Bapa-Ku di atas takhta-Nya." - Wahyu 3:21

"To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." - Revelation 3:21 (NKJV)

"Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That's my gift to the conquerors!" - Revelation 3:21 (The Message)

Apa benang merah yang dapat kita lihat dari sederet Firman-Nya di atas? Siapakah Gereja Tuhan yang sesungguhnya? Seberapa besar kuasa, kekayaan dan kemuliaan yang dipercayakan Tuhan kepada kita? Dan ketahuilah bahwa sejak awal penciptaan hingga akhir dari Akhir Zaman, semuanya itu diberikan hanya karena Firman yang dijanjikan (COVENANT).

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