[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 民數記 Numbers 9-10]
2019 年 12 月，出乎我的意料，我受邀在馬里蘭州巴爾的摩為使者協會的差傳大會CMC 2019 組織“下一代”工作坊。因此，我邀請了另外三位講員，就“如何培養敬虔的一代”舉辦了六場工作坊。儘管所有講員，尤其是我自己，在與會者中並不為人所知，但每場工作坊都擠滿了人， 甚至被重新分配到更大的會議廳。我感覺到聖靈在呼召父母們將他們的心轉向他們的孩子。大會結束後，我迫切地為我的下一步禱告。
2020 年 2 月，民數記 10:1-10 促成了吹號者事工的誕生，並為其提供了名稱和事工方向。 吹號者事工有四種號聲，第一個來自以西結書 33章，用來發出警告，其餘三個號來自民數記的經文。
In December 2019, beyond any expectation on my part, I was invited to organize the “Next Gen” track of workshops for CMC 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Accordingly, I invited three other speakers to conduct six workshops on “How to Raise a Godly Generation”. Despite the speakers, myself in particular, not being well-known by the conference attendees, each workshop was packed and the rooms were even reassigned to larger ones. I sensed the Holy Spirit’s calling upon parents to turn their hearts back to their children. After the conference I prayed earnestly for the next step for my life.
In February 2020, Numbers 10:1-10 helped give birth to, and provided the name and ministry focus for, Trumpeter Ministries. There are four trumpet sounds which define Trumpeter Ministries, the first of which, from Ezekiel 33, serves to give a warning and the remaining three are from the passage in Numbers.
On March 10, 2020 I uploaded the following video, “officially” kicked off the ministry of Trumpeter Ministries:
Trumpets serve many purposes in the Bible:
1. To give a warning: to alert people who are trapped in sin or who are in danger
2. To call people to action: to gather people so they will act
3. To give a battle signal: to be sounded when fighting against the enemy
4. To give a sound of celebration: to be blown during days of gladness and during festivals
Christians today, particularly the next generation, are living in a time of crisis.
Our aim will be to explore the challenges the church, the family, and the next generation are facing, from a biblical worldview.
Let us understand the times using the Word of God, and let us know what to do through the Spirit of God. Become a trumpet blower for our times: watch out for danger, rally for action, and fight the battle together. One day we will finally celebrate together!
Prayer: Dear Lord, let us heed Your trumpet sounds and follow with correct actions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.