基督的靈-第十五篇-聖靈的澆灌-第06~07段

1.基督曾經應許門徒,祂將親自在保惠師裏再度回到他們那裏。從前,他活在地上的時候,曾將那不能被看見的父表明出來,那時祂親身顯出的同在,乃是父賜給人類最大的恩賜,也是門徒們冀求並需要之恩賜。現在,祂寶貴的同在即將藉著超越以往的更大能力,成為門徒們可以據有的福分。為著達到這一步,基督已先進入榮耀,好讓此刻可以用一種神聖的方式來「充滿萬有」,特別是用祂自己和祂榮耀的生命,充滿祂身體上的每一肢體。當聖靈降臨在人身上的那一刻,那靈便將那從前僅僅在身外與他們相近的神聖生命,帶來成為在他們裏面的生命。這就是神兒子的靈,祂曾經活過、愛過、順從過、死過、並被超越浩大的能力高舉並榮耀過,現今進來成為門徒個人裏面的生命。聖靈前來成為一位見證人,見證那在天上發生的重大變動-他們的朋友並主人已經被設立在神的寶座之上,並且不僅為祂作見證,更將這一屬天的實際交通給他們,並在他們裏面持續保守這實際。因此,我們絲毫不會感到奇怪,當聖靈藉著那位得榮之子從父降臨在門徒身上時,他們的全人就充滿、滿溢出屬天的喜樂與能力,充滿了耶穌的同在,他們的嘴唇湧出讚美的言語,講說神奇妙的諸般作為。

這就是基督召會的誕生;這也應該是它的發展和力量。「五旬節召會」如何真實地延續下去?首要並關鍵的元素乃是:每一位信徒都該領受聖靈與火的浸。如此,每一顆心方能真實經歷那位得榮之主的同在,每一個舌頭和生命方能見證神所成就的奇妙作為,見證神將耶穌高舉到寶座上的榮耀中,同時也見證神已用這一榮耀充滿了基督的門徒。這一能力的浸(聖靈的浸),不是只有傳道人才需要尋求,乃是基督身體上的每一個肢體都該認識它、得到它、並作見證,見證那藉著聖靈而來之內住基督的寶貴同在。這將會吸引世人的注意,並迫使他們承認耶穌的大能。

1. Christ had promised to His disciples that in the Comforter He Himself would again come to them. During his life on earth, His personal manifested Presence, as revealing the unseen Father, was the Father’s great gift to men, was the one thing the disciples wished and needed. This was to be their portion now in greater power than before. Christ had entered the glory with this very purpose, that now, in a Divine way, ‘He might fill all things,’ He might specially fill the members of His body with Himself and His glory-life. When the Holy Spirit came down, He brought as a personal Life within them what had previously only been a Life near them, but yet outside their own. The very Spirit of God’s own Son, as He had lived and loved, had obeyed and died, had been raised and glorified by Almighty power, was now to become their personal life. The wondrous transaction that had taken place in heaven in the placing of their Friend and Lord on the throne of heaven, this the Holy Spirit came to be the witness of, yea, to communicate and maintain it within them as a heavenly reality. It is indeed no wonder that, as the Holy Ghost comes down from the Father through the glorified Son, their whole nature is filled to overflowing with the joy and power of heaven, with the presence of Jesus, and their lips overflow with the praise of the wonderful works of God.

Such was the birth of the Church of Christ; such must be its growth and strength. The first and essential element of the true succession of the Pentecostal Church is a membership baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire, every heart filled with: the experience of the Presence of the glorified Lord, every tongue and life witnessing to the wonderful work God had done, in raising Jesus to the glory of His Throne, and then filling His disciples with that glory too. It is not so much the Baptism of Power for our preachers we must seek; it is that every individual member of Christ’s body may know, and possess, and witness to, the Presence of an indwelling Christ through the Holy Spirit. It is this will draw the attention of the world, and compel the confession to the Power of Jesus.



發表迴響

*
total of 800351 visits