基督的靈-第二篇-聖靈的浸-第03~04段

但神所要的並不是這樣。舊約時代的應許早就講到神的靈要在我們裏面。新約時代的先鋒緊接這一負擔,他並沒有僅僅傳講贖罪羔羊,而不告訴我們得救可以達到的高度,以及神高超的目的要如何才能應驗在我們裏面。在神看來,罪不僅是罪惡和定罪而已,罪更是一種污損和死亡。罪不僅使人失去神對他的喜悅,罪更使我們不適合享受那神聖的交通。所以神若不能將人救贖到這一神聖交通中,祂那創造人類的奇愛就無法得到滿足。神真的想要擁有我們,完全歸祂自己,擁有我們心的各部、我們的情感,擁有我們最深的個格、我們最裏面的自己,擁有我們作祂聖愛可以入住安歇的家,作祂可以從中得到敬拜的殿宇。為此,約翰的傳講不僅論到救贖工作的開始,更包含了救贖工作的完成:開始是羔羊的血潔淨神的殿,並在人心中設立祂的寶座;最終則唯有透過聖靈的浸,和祂的內住,才能達到救贖工作的完成,使神心人心同得滿足。

論到靈浸的內涵,耶穌自己的經歷可以被視為原型,而祂也只能將祂所曾領受的賜給別人,且因那靈已經停留在祂身上,祂才能用聖靈給人施浸。那麼,我們要來看,那靈降下來停留在耶穌身上,到底意味著什麼?神子耶穌是由聖靈成孕、誕生成為人子,曾在那靈的能力中長大成為一位聖別的孩童、青年,並在完全無罪的狀況下進入成年。現在,耶穌來到約翰這裏,要在水中受悔改的浸以盡諸般的義。因此,作為對祂順從的賞賜,以及父所賜給那樣接受聖靈管理者的印記,祂便在屬天生命的大能中,進入了與父之間全新的交流。耶穌在靈浸中獲得了超乎以往曾有的經歷,就是讓父那一有感覺且內住的同在及能力佔有祂全人,並藉此接受裝備以盡其職事。那靈在耶穌身上的引導和能力,從此刻起變得比從前更加明顯(路加福音4:1、14、22),原因無他,正是因祂現在已經被神用聖靈和能力所膏了。

And yet God would not have it so. The Old Testament Promise had spoken of God’s Spirit within us. The forerunner at once took up the strain, and did not preach the Atoning Lamb without telling whereunto it was that we were to be redeemed, and how God’s high purpose was to be fulfilled in us. Sin was not only guilt and condemnation; it was defilement and death. It had incurred not only the loss of God’s favor it had made us unfit for the Divine fellowship. And without this the wonderful love that had created man could not be content. God wanted really to have us for Himself – our hearts and affections, yea, our inmost personality, our very self, a home for His love to rest in, a temple for His worship. The preaching of John included both the beginning and the end of redemption: the blood of the Lamb was to cleanse God’s Temple and restore His Throne within the heart; nothing less than the Baptism and Indwelling of the Spirit could satisfy the heart of either God or man.

Of what that Baptism of the Spirit meant, Jesus Himself was to be the type: He would only give what He Himself had received: because the Spirit abode on Him, He could baptize with the Spirit. And what did the Spirit descending and abiding on Him mean? He had been begotten of the Holy Spirit; in the power of the Spirit He had grown up a holy child and youth, had entered manhood free from sin, and had now come to John to give Himself to fulfil all righteousness in submitting to the baptism of repentance. And now, as the reward of His obedience, as the Father’s seal of approval on His having thus far yielded to the control of the Spirit, He receives a new communication of the Power of the Heavenly Life. Beyond what He had yet experienced, the Father’s conscious indwelling presence and power takes possession of Him, and fits Him for His work. The leading and the power of the Spirit become His more consciously (Luke 4: 1, 14, 22) than before; He is now anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power.



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  1. Babalar bilinçli kalıcı varlığını ve güç O’na sahibi alır ve Çalışmaları için O’na uygun lider ve Ruh’un gücü (Luka 4: 1, 14, 22) daha bilinçli Onun hale gelir. zamankinden daha; O Kutsal Ruh ve güç ile şimdi yağlanmış olduğunu.

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