基督的靈-第一篇-區別「一個新靈」與「神的靈」-第08段

本篇結語

「在你們裏面!在你們裏面!」這個重複兩次的話語乃是屬於「新約」的關鍵字。「我要將我的律法放在他們裏面,寫在他們心上,」「並且賜他們敬畏我的心,使他們不轉身離開我。」(耶利米書31:33中、耶利米書32:40下)神為人創造了一顆心,是要讓祂居住其中,然而罪卻先進入其中,並且玷汙了它。此後約有四千年之久,神的靈奮力作工,要重新得回人心歸神擁有。在基督道成肉身和捨命贖罪的日子中,救贖的工作總算完成了,藉此神的國度被建立在地上。因此耶穌能說:「神的國已經臨近你們了。」以及「神的國就在你們裏面。」(路加福音10:9下、路加福音17:21下)神的國要在我們裏面,完全有賴於新約的應驗。這約不是規條儀文,乃是在於生命:唯有藉著無窮生命的大能,律法和對神的敬畏才能被放在我們心裏,而基督的靈就是要親自在我們裏面,在我們的生命中作成這工。基督這位得勝者的榮耀,不該只有在加略山、或在復活時、或在天上寶座上才被人看見,基督的榮耀必須也在我們的心裏顯現:在我們裏面、在我們裏面帶來那實際的展現(譯者註:即神與人互相內住之實際),並帶進祂救贖工作的榮耀。在我們裏面、在我們心中最深的部分、那隱密的至聖所,在此有那約櫃(譯者註:作者是指重生之人的新靈),有血灑在其上,並有律法存放在其中;內住之靈憑著永活的書寫,已將神的律法寫在這裏,現在,藉著那靈,父和子即將蒞臨居住。

‘Within you!’ Within you! This twice-repeated word of our text is one of the keywords of the ‘New Covenant.’ I will put my law in their inward parts, ‘and in their heart will I write it. I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.’ God created man’s heart for His dwelling. Sin entered, and defiled it. Four thousand years God’s Spirit strove and wrought to regain possession. In the Incarnation and Atonement of Christ the Redemption was accomplished, and the kingdom of God established. Jesus could say,‘The kingdom of God is come unto you;’ ‘the kingdom of God is within you.’ It is within we must look for the fulfillment of the New Covenant, the Covenant not of ordinances but of life: in the power of an endless life the law and the fear of God are to be given in our heart: the Spirit of Christ Himself is to be within us as the power of our life. Not only on Calvary, or in the resurrection, or on the throne, is the glory of Christ the Conqueror to be seen,-but in our heart: within us, within us is to be the true display of the reality and the glory of His Redemption. Within us, in our inmost parts, is the hidden sanctuary where is the ark of the Covenant, sprinkled with the Blood, and containing the Law written in an ever-living writing by the Indwelling Spirit, and where, through the Spirit, the Father and the Son now come to dwell.



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