基督的靈-第一篇-區別「一個新靈」與「神的靈」-第12~16段

末了的話

1.許多人無法住在基督裏、無法行事為人像基督、無法活出在基督裏該有的聖別,在此,我們豈不是看出其中的原因了嗎?這是因他們沒有正確認識:神已為他們預備的那奇妙、完美之全備供應是什麼。這是因他們還未得到聖靈清楚的信心保證,保證祂會在他們裏面作成這事。我們需要對這一應許得到堅定的把握,尋求它勝過別的一切事物,相信那位已經賜給我們一個新靈的神,也要將祂的靈放在我們裏面。

2.最重要的是要鑑別這二者的差異:當神將新靈賜給我時,我裏面有了神的工作;但當神再將祂自己的靈賜下時,我才擁有神自己、才有祂這一活的人位與我同住。若我在貧窮軟弱之時,一位富有的朋友送我一間造好的房子讓我住,那固然是好;但與他自己進來與我同住,滿足我的一切需要,相比之下,後者更是好得無比!

3.「聖靈被賜給人是為了來作建造聖殿者,並作聖殿的居住者。祂未建造,人不能住;祂來建造,為能入住。」— Howe

4.房屋和屋主之間必定是和諧一致、毫無衝突的。我愈認識這位聖別住客,就愈謙卑俯服在敬畏與尊崇之中,將我最深的部分交給祂,照祂喜悅,讓祂隨意整頓、裝飾。

5.聖靈是父和子最深處的自己,我的靈則是我最深處的自己。聖靈更新人最深處的自己,然後內住並充滿它。此後,祂對我而言就像從前祂在耶穌裏面一樣,成為我人位裏最深的生命。讓我在聖別的寧靜和崇敬中訴說:哦,我父啊!我感謝祢使祢的聖靈住於我裏,在我最深的自己裏。

1. Have we not here the cause why many have failed in the effort to abide in Christ, to walk like Christ, to live as holy in Christ? They know not rightly the wonderful and perfectly sufficient provisivn God made to enable them to do so. They had not the clear believing assurance that the Holy Spirit would work it in them. Let us seek above everything to get firm hold of the promise, that God who has given us a new spirit, also gives His own Spirit within us.

2. The distinction is of the deepest importance, in the new spirit given to me, I have a work of God in me; in God’s Spirit given, I have God Himself, a Living Person, to dwell with me. What a difference between having a home built by a rich friend, given me to live in, while I remain poor and feeble, or having the rich friend himself come to live with me, and fulfill my every want!

3. ‘The Spirit is given both as a Builder and as an inhabitant of this temple. We cannot dwell till He build; He builds that He may dwell.’— Howe.

4. There must be harmony between a home and its occupant. The more I know this Holy Guest, the more will I bow in lowly fear and reverence, giving my inmost being for Him to order and adorn as pleaseth Him.

5. The Holy Spirit is the inmost Self of the Father and the Son. My spirit is my inmost Self. The Holy Spirit renews that inmost Self, and then dwells in it, and fills it. And so He becomes to me what He was to Jesus, the very life of my personality. Let me bow in holy silence and reverence, to say: 0 my Father!I thank Thee: Thy Holy Spirit dwelleth in me, in my very Self.



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