基督的靈-第十五篇-聖靈的澆灌-第08~09段

2.正是因為目睹了這群沉浸在喜樂與讚美中的信徒們,大批群眾才在好奇和猜疑中醒悟過來,前來聆聽彼得的講道。五旬節的故事教導我們,話語職事的確切定位在哪裏,以及它能力的秘訣是什麼。唯有一個滿有聖靈的召會,才能被神用來喚醒那些散漫的群眾,並且吸引每一顆誠實懇切的心。而話語執事唯有面對這樣一群被召會見證所驚醒的群眾,講道才會伴隨著大能。唯有從這樣一個男男女女無不被聖靈充滿的召會之中,才會興起一班被聖靈引導的傳道人,他們將放膽且釋放地向世人指出:在場的每一位信徒都是活的見證人,他們被聖靈充滿正是傳道人所傳真理的活見證,也是主基督大能的活見證。

彼得的講道還告訴我們,所有被聖靈推動的講道應該是怎樣的情形。他引用經書來傳揚基督。面對一群心思裏拒絕基督的群眾,彼得站在他們的對立面,他引用聖經傳講神的思想,講說神如何差遣基督、喜悅基督,現今如何將基督高舉到自己的右邊。所有在聖靈能力中的講道都該如此。因為那靈乃是「基督的靈」,是基督個人生命中的靈,現今佔有我們的人位,並與我們的靈同作見證,見證基督已經為我們贏得的福分。在這方面,聖靈來臨是為了要繼續執行基督已在地上展開的工作,為要使人們有份於祂的救贖,以及祂的生命。聖靈所作的一切都是為基督作見證,此外祂不作別的事情。聖靈從前在經書中見證基督;聖靈現今在信徒裏面見證基督;信徒所作的見證也該永遠是遵照聖經的見證。在基督裏面的那靈、在經書裏面的那靈、在召會裏面的那靈,只要這三股繩子永遠合在一起,誰都不能將它折斷。(傳道書4:12下)

2. It was amid the interest and the questionings which the sight of this joyous praising company of believers awakened in the multitude that Peter stood up to preach. The story of Pentecost teaches us the true position of the ministry and the secret of its power. A church full of the, Holy Ghost is a power of God to awaken the careless, and attract all honest, earnest hearts. It is to such an audience, roused by the testimony of believers, that the preaching will come with power. It is out of such a church of men and women full of the Holy Ghost that Spirit-led preachers will rise up, bold and free, to point to every believer as a living witness to the truth of their preaching and the Power of their Lord.

Peter’s preaching is a most remarkable lesson of what all Holy Ghost preaching will be. He preaches Christ from the Scriptures. In contrast with the thoughts of man, who had rejected Christ, He sets forth the thoughts of God, who had sent Christ, who delighted in Him, and had now exalted Him at His right hand. All preaching in the power of the Holy Spirit will be thus. The Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of His personal life, taking possession of our personality, and witnessing with our spirit to what Christ has won for us. The Spirit has come for the very purpose of continuing the work Christ had begun on earth, of making men partakers of His redemption and His life. It could not be otherwise; the Spirit always witnesses to Christ. He did so in the Scriptures; He does so in the believer; the believer’s testimony will ever be according to Scripture. The Spirit in Christ, the Spirit in Scripture, the Spirit in the Church; as long as this threefold cord is kept intertwined, it cannot be broken.



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