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 <經歷聖靈的同在>1/21-1/27/13

「他既來了,就要叫世人為罪、為義、為審判,自己責備自己。」(約翰福音16:8)

 “When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment.” (John 16:8)

默想禱告:崇拜完畢,會眾離場往交誼廳吃早點,只剩下我和講員留在大堂有幾分鐘的交流。分享後,傳道人微聲問我:「剛才講道內容有不清楚之處請說。」心想我豈敢,但很欣賞他謙卑的態度。走出大堂到交誼廳,我又遇見講員的夫人。寒喧一番後,她謹慎地說:「你不妨告訴我你對他的証道有何看法。我們希望能提升透明度,使會眾更得幫助...」兩人都有相同的表態,在我看來,是已經超越客套謙虛的界線,而是反映出傳道人內心時刻不忘省察,自己口中所講的每句話對聽者產生何種沖擊的敏感高度。反省,一般人都能做到,但覺悟到想邀請別人批判自己思路的程度,那就很不簡單,需要有勇氣和內歛才能攀升比「君子坦蕩蕩」更高的心靈階梯。要提增基督徒之間無偽的「透明度」的首要條件,是讓聖靈自由開啟人心竅的功能,讓祂在我們內心積極發動,使我們時刻順應祂的引導,不斷對自我的心思意念進行洗滌、清理、調整、悔改、認罪、至終按神的心意行事。神的僕人與普通信徒都一樣,在聖靈的光照督責下,必然會自覺地分辨對錯,面對罪惡,反思其過而主動悔改,在受督責的過程中我們的靈命便得以復興建造。這是人單靠「吾日三省吾身」的人為修正或暗昧良心的偶發性提示所做不成的建構工程。祗有聖靈才能徹底摧毀堅硬的「自我」堡壘,撥正人與創造主之間的主僕關係;也祇有祂才有主權和更新建造生命的能力。神知道我們的軟弱,沒能力做好,所以聖經啟示:「況且,我們的軟弱有聖靈幫助。我們本不曉得當怎樣禱告,只是聖靈親自用說不出來的嘆息替我們禱告。鑒察人心的,曉得聖靈的意思,因為聖靈照著神的旨意替聖徒祈求。」(羅馬書8:2627)聖靈對我們內心的審查,深入我們的思想和生命每個細節,猶如一面照妖鏡,也像電腦的清毒軟件,只是功效比這些強千萬倍。現實例証:每當我在神,和人面前認罪悔改,很透明地說出自己的虧欠的時候,出現裂痕的家庭、教會關係很快就會修復,心裡馬上感覺平靜如鏡,喜樂安祥。因為這時我隨聖靈帶領放下虛假並自恃好勝的心,反倒願意與別人坦誠相對,向對方道歉和分享心中的重擔,而不再有寵辱之憂。有聖靈同在的人會滋長出既真且實的生命品質,因為聖靈的果子顯而易見,靠人工假冒是倣製不來的。有聖靈的同在才有真心的透明,有聖靈的同在才有真誠的悔改。結出聖靈果子的信徒,在他(她)們身上你會嗅到甜美的氣質,寬宏的氣度,和優雅的容姿。感謝主,我在這位「按正意分解聖經」的傳道人身上聞到這種馨香的味道,奉主耶穌聖名禱告,阿們。(陳熾弟兄分享)

 

Meditation & Prayer: At the end of the sermon, after everyone left the sanctuary, our guest preacher spoke to me in a confiding tone: “Did my message brought out the Biblical truth?” I was quite dumbfounded by his statement. Moments later, I came across his wife in the fellowship area. Amid our conversation, she also added: “Do you think he preached an edifying message? We want transparency. Do not hesitate to let us know if the message does not meet your congregation spiritual needs.” This couple’s identical expression struck me more than mere courtesy or self-awareness of the content of his teaching, but they went into a state of deeper spiritual introspection through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. To me, only the Holy Spirit can guide us to the path of circumspection, invoking a distrust of even our own desires and thoughts, our own wisdom and righteousness, but submit them to the Word and His revelation. Every reborn Christian, including the servants of God, will genuinely develop a keen awareness of the relationship between repentance and the Holy Spirit as they are intimately connected. Once filled with the Holy Spirit, one becomes truly capable of expressing humility and submission without pretention, as self-reflection and penitence is definitely not the same. A real example in life-“Whenever I repent for my transgressions toward God and others and ask for forgiveness, my strained relationships with family members and brothers/sisters in Christ quickly revive and regenerate, resulted in unspeakable peace and joy in my heart. I cannot simply define the nature of our conversation with the guest preacher as such that he was expressing remorse, but his attitude shows a great Christian character, a person who submits to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bless his preaching/teaching ministries abundantly, in Jesus holy name I pray, amen. (Brother Mike Chan sharing)  

代禱:

    請參加四月「三一運動年會」詳情瀏覽「三一網站」www.one-third.org.  附上海報

 

Please mail in your registration form and fee of $20 by April 5 to:  Shuman Wong, 243 Hazel Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022.

You are also welcome to visit One-Third website atwww.one-third.org.

 

    請為每周二晚國、粵語電話查經小組代禱-粵語組由李志明牧師帶領, 國語查經由慕南姊妹負責, 讓這兩個小組成為福音出口, 使餐營業人仕下班后有機會查考聖經。

 

王倚真、楊靜姝、陈炽 榮神传播協會
Majesty Multimedia Ministries www.mmm4him.org

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