基督的靈-第十五篇-聖靈的澆灌-第05段

若有人想要透徹認識「聖靈澆灌」的意義,他必須從「神要與罪人同住」的亮光切入,而不該太過注重五旬節之前發生的那些事情,或過於注意那些為完成目的所需要的重大犧牲。五旬節的經歷到底意味著什麼?它乃是意味著:基督的升天現今在地上被反映出來;它意味著人們得以有份於基督的榮耀,因祂將祂現今與父同享的榮耀,賜給祂那些仍在地上的朋友們。若要準確地理解「五旬節」,你必須要有一種屬靈的眼光,如此方能從行傳那段簡短的敘事中看見,國度最深的奧秘已經在此揭露出來,那份神聖遺贈的所有權狀(即信徒得基業的憑質,指聖靈)也在此被賜給了召會,直等到主一回來,就要讓她取得那份完全的產業。以下,我們要繼續從三個方面來看:那靈之於眾信徒和召會意味著什麼,那靈在話語執事和他們的工作中扮演什麼角色,以及那靈將為這個不信的世界帶來何等的衝擊。

It is only in the light of all that preceded Pentecost, of all the mighty sacrifice which God thought not too great if He might dwell with sinful men, that the narrative of the outpouring of the Spirit can be understood. It is the earthly reflection of Christ’s exaltation in heaven; the participation He gives to His friends of the glory He now has with the Father. To be apprehended aright, it needs a spiritual vision; in the story that is so simply told the deepest mysteries of the Kingdom are unfolded, and the title-deeds given to the Church of her holy heritage until her Lord’s return. What the Spirit is to be to believers and the Church, to the ministers of the word and their work, and to the unbelieving world, are the three chief thoughts.



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