基督的靈-第十五篇-聖靈的澆灌-第03段

(在五旬節時,)聖靈帶著一種前所未有的新特性和新能力,從神那裏被差遣而來。起初神創造自然世界時,從神而來的聖靈乃是「生命的靈」(祂使天地間充滿各種活物)。其中,在神創造人的時刻,聖靈更帶著一種特別的能力,將神的形像安置在人裏面,並且即使在人墮落以後,聖靈仍然用這能力,在人裏面繼續為神作見證。之後,在以色列國之中,聖靈則彰顯作「神治的靈」,祂感動並裝備特定的人選,讓他們有能力完成神託付的工作。在耶穌基督裏面,聖靈則作為「父的靈」而來,無限量地被賜給基督,並且內住在基督裏面。以上所提到的這一切,都是同樣一位靈,在不同程度上的各樣彰顯。而如今(到了五旬節時),這位神聖之靈終於帶著那終極的、應許已久的、全然新鮮的彰顯而來。這位已經內住在耶穌基督並祂順從之生命的靈,已經接納耶穌人性之靈進入與神完美交通並合一之中的靈,現今乃是「那位得高舉之神人的靈」。而且因為那人耶穌基督已經進入了神的榮耀,進入了神所居住之聖靈生命的完滿交通,耶穌就從父領受了權柄,可以差遣這靈進入門徒們中間,並且,親自在那靈裏降臨並內住在門徒們裏面。從前因為耶穌尚未釘死、尚未得榮耀而不能實現之事,現今則因耶穌已經釘死並且得了榮耀,就使那靈得以在全新的能力中臨到人。子的工作、父的渴望,現今獲得完滿的實現。此時此刻(門徒經歷了五旬節聖靈降臨以後),人的心實實在在是他的神安家的居所。

Out of the depths of Godhead, the Holy Spirit is sent forth in a new character and a new power, such as He never had before. In creation and nature He came forth from God as the Spirit of Life. In the creation of man specially He acted as the power in which his god-likeness was grounded, and which, even after his fall, still testified for God. In Israel He appeared as the Spirit of the theocracy, distinctly inspiring and fitting certain men for their work. In Jesus Christ He came as the Spirit of the Father, given to Him without measure, and abiding in Him. All these are manifestations, in different degrees, of one and the same Spirit. But now there comes the last, the long-promised, an entirely new manifestation of the Divine Spirit. The Spirit that has dwelt in Jesus Christ, and, in His life of obedience, has taken up His human spirit into perfect fellowship and unity with Himself, is now the Spirit of the exalted God-man. As the Man Christ Jesus enters the glory of God and the full fellowship of that Spirit-life in which God dwells, He receives from the Father the right to send forth this Spirit into His disciples, yea, in the Spirit to descend Himself, and dwell in them. In a new power, which hitherto had not been possible, because Jesus had not been crucified or glorified, as the very Spirit of the crucified and now glorified Jesus, the Spirit comes. The work of the Son, the longing of the Father, receives its fulfillment. Man’s heart is now indeed the home of his God.



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