標 題： 致命關鍵時刻
經 節： 總要警醒禱告，免得入了迷惑。你們心靈固然願意，肉體卻軟弱了。（馬可福音十四章38節）
and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the
flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38)
At times your spirit must demand supremacy
over your flesh. Your spirit will know what your Lord wants you to do, but your
flesh will cry out for its own fulfillment. There are times when sleep must be
denied, even when you are exhausted, because it would be disastrous for you to
rest at such a time. When the Lord commands you to “watch and pray,” it is
crucial that you obey.
As Jesus prayed in the Garden of
Gethsemane, He knew that the pinnacle of His ministry was quickly approaching.
He was aware that the legions of hell were marshaling their forces to defeat
Him. If there were ever a critical time for His closest friends to be
undergirding Him in prayer, this was it. Jesus told them that He was deeply
distressed, even to the point of death. Surely they could have sensed the
intensity in His voice and the urgency of His demeanor, and surely they could
have found the strength to obey His request. Yet He found them asleep. No
excuses. They had fallen asleep at the most pivotal moment in human history,
not once but three times!
Jesus asks you to join Him in what He is doing.
He may ask you to watch and pray for an hour. You may have to deny your
physical needs and desires in order to pray with Him. You may have to leave the
comfort of your bed or your home. You may even have to sacrifice your safety in
order to be where Jesus is. Seek to bring every physical desire under the
control of the Holy Spirit so that nothing will impede your accomplishing what
Jesus asks of you.