基督的靈-第三篇-在聖靈裏敬拜-第15~20段

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1.在敬拜中,聖靈才能最完全地達到祂被賜給人的目的;在敬拜中,祂才能最完滿地顯明祂的所是。若我想要讓聖靈同在的知覺能力在我裏面變得更強,那我必須學會敬拜。那靈配合敬拜;敬拜也配合那靈。

2.敬拜不只是禱告而已。敬拜是在祂的聖別臨在中,全人仆倒的崇拜。敬拜常是不發一語的,正如經上所記:「他們就低頭敬拜。」(出埃及記4:31、12:27、尼西米記8:6)「眾長老也俯伏敬拜。」(啟示錄5:14)或是只說:「阿們,阿利路亞!」(啟示錄19:4)

3.即使在信徒們中間,無論在獨處、在家中、或在聚會中,仍然存在著那麼多不是在那靈裏的敬拜,那麼多人憑肉體的能力,急躁進入神的臨在,極少或根本沒有等候那靈提升我們上天!唯有聖靈的臨在和能力,才能配合蒙悅納的敬拜。

4.肉體是我們進入那靈裏的極大障礙。因此,屬靈敬拜的秘訣在於讓肉體死去,也就是棄絕肉體,將其交給十字架上的咒詛之死。一面對肉體的任何活動感到強烈害怕,一面謙卑且完全信託地等候聖靈,等候祂用祂的生命和能力,取代我自己的生命和力量。

5.我們的生活如何,我們的敬拜就會如何。那靈若要活化我們的敬拜,祂必須在每天的生活中引導並管理我們。一個順從神旨意,並讓神居首位的生活,才能配合真正的敬拜。願神讓我們深深感覺,那不在聖靈和真實裏的敬拜,是何等泛濫、有罪、毫無能力。

6.那靈是為著敬拜並在敬拜之中才賜給人;但願我們研讀這本小書的同時,能夠一直謙卑、恭敬地等候神。「我的魂哪,你當默默無聲,專等候神。」(詩篇62:5)

1. It is in worship that the Holy Spirit most completely attains the object for which He was given; it is in worship He can most fully prove what He is. If l would that the consciousness and the Power of the Spirit’s Presence became strong within me, let me worship. The Spirit fits for worship; worship fits for the Spirit.

2. It is not only prayer that is worship. Worship is the prostrate adoration of the Holy Presence. Often without words: ‘They bowed their heads and worshipped,’ Ex.4:31,12:27; Neh.8:6. ‘The elders fell down and worshipped,’ Rev.5:14. Or only with an Amen, Hallelujah. Rev.19:4.

3. How much worship there is, even among believers, that is not in the Spirit in private, family, and public worship, how much hasty entering into God’s presence in the power of the flesh, with little or no waiting for the Spirit to lift us heavenward! It is only the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit that fits for acceptable worship.

4. The great hindrance to the Spirit is the flesh. The secret of spiritual worship is the death of the flesh; a giving it up to the accursed death of the cross, and in great fear of its actings humbly and trustfully to wait for the Spirit’s life and power to take the place of the life and strength of self.

5. As our life is, so will our worship be. The Spirit must lead and rule in daily life if He as to inspire our worship. A life in obedience to God’s will and in His Premise fits for worship. May God give us to feel deeply the extent, the sinfulness, the impotence of worship not in Spirit and in Truth.

6. The Spirit is given for worship and in worship; let our study of the work in this little book ever be in humble, reverent waiting upon God. ‘My soul, be thou silent unto God.’



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