神所豫知的人,在愛裏叫他們得榮耀

已過在陪一位哲學系的福音朋友讀《人生的奧祕》第四把鑰匙─神的分賜至終要使我們得榮耀。開頭我們向她分享羅馬書八章二十九節,『因為神所豫知的人,祂也豫定他們模成神兒子的形像,使祂兒子在許多弟兄中作長子。』纔剛說完,她立卽反問我們,『有神所豫知的人,那也有神沒有豫知的人麼?』當下心裏很受攪擾,也讓我在接下來一連串的行動中都不暢快也不喜樂。於是我把這種感覺帶去禱告,主卻對我說,『沒有甚麼能使神的愛隔絕。』當我翻聖經禱讀時,裏面就變得非常喜樂,沒有甚麼能使我們與基督的愛隔絕!並且這句話就接在羅馬八章三十一節之後,就是這個神的愛,我沒有辦法對福音朋友表示甚麼叫作神的愛,但神所豫知的人,神就是愛他們!我該讓福音朋友知道神的愛是如何臨及我們,我們是神所豫知的人,是神所寶愛,並且至終都要得榮耀!

《第四期 王郁捷姊妹》

We Should be God’s Army and Defeat the Enemy in This Dark Age

In the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament, the two generations of Israelites typify our church life. We, as the first generation, must pour out all that we experienced, enjoyed, and suffered to the second generation for their spiritual benefit.

I am serving the teenagers. Last week, I attended their Lord’s table meeting. To my surprise, the number of the teenage brothers was very few. When it was the time to break the bread, only one teenage brother was in the meeting. Deeply concerned about this situation, I prayed to God to send brothers to the meeting to supply His need. The Lord showed me that before this time I have never prayed for the urgent need of our meeting!

God enlightened me that while the meeting attendance is declining, I should pray to the Lord to multiply and perfect His people, especially the young ones. I should not just sit and wait for the saints to come. If we do not fight with God, there will be fewer and fewer young people in our church life. If we do not fight, how can the teenagers who absolutely love our dearest Lord multiply?

We should never sit and watch this thing happen. We must put all our efforts to pour out all we have to the second generation, giving them a rich inheritance and a strong background to be formed into God’s army and defeat the enemy in this dark age.

《第三期 楊子儀姊妹》

看見基督,就絕不再走回頭路

晨興聖言第二十二週《基督是從雅各而出的星》的信息說到『看見了基督就絕不走原路』。起初這段話對我而言是很客觀的。然而,藉着這次探親假與父親的交通,我纔發現,原來真的有人因看見基督而絕不走原路回去,也因此自己現在能在主的恢復裏。父親是在基督徒團體聚集多年的信徒,在那裏有許多人情事故。因緣際會,他有分我們中間兩次的聚集,並看見我們中間對雅歌的解釋,說到這卷書描繪了神與人之間神聖的羅曼史。這話解開了父親已往存在他心裏,也詢問過牧師的問題。這些啟示和亮光在他裏面揮之不去,使他十分掙扎。因為父親若要跟隨所看見的亮光轉來我們中間聚會,如何放下已過三十多年人情世故的羈絆;但若回到原初教會聚會,卻發現自己無法再待下去了。父親爲此掙扎很長一段時間,後來他仍忠於自己所看見這活的啟示,毅然來到主的恢復中聚會。感謝主,在那次交通中,我知道今天我能彀在這裏,乃是因着有人看見基督,而不走原路回去!

《第三期 鄭洋義弟兄》

We Can Coordinate with Others on Behalf of Christ

I would like to share the enlightenment I received from the Lord while pray-reading the verses on the morning revival message last week. 2Cor. 5:20 says “On behalf of Christ then we are ambassadors, as God entreats you through us; we beseech you on behalf of Christ…” I’m touched by the words “On behalf of Christ” and “ambassadors”. Our God is almighty and He is able to do all things by Himself, however; He still desires to do all things and accomplish His will in a coordinated way. As ambassadors, we were predestinated to fulfill the Ministry. Nevertheless, I used to do everything in a dominating way. In my nature, there’s no desire to coordinate with others. If I’m able to do something, I prefer to do it all by myself. I realized that there is a lack in my being to coordinate with others. However, Genesis 1:26 says“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, …and let them have dominion…. over all the earth…”In this verse, we see a corporate dominion, that is, we need to coordinate with others. It is not an issue of whether I can do things by myself or not. I need to consecrate myself to be willing to coordinate with others. May the Lord gain us as the corporate dominion on the earth.

《第三期 劉家福弟兄》

藉着多而又多的禱告,不帶着目的,經歷被聖靈充滿

已過教師於美地展釋放的負擔抓住了我。教師題到一個器皿被創造,並不是爲着器皿本身,乃是爲着器皿裏的內容。今天我們可能常爲自己消極的情形禱告,但事實上我們真實的需要乃是『在靈裏被充滿』!於是這次探親假我操練抓住每天的時間,幾乎天天向主有長時間的禱告,花時間停留在主面前。可能是半小時、一小時、抑或是一個半小時。十分享受在禱告中不向主要求甚麼,而是單單來到主面前,並享受主。就在週六晚上的家聚會中,我和小羊分享的,不再是聖經上的耶穌,而是真實向我顯現的耶穌,是活的經歷!在過程中我越講就越喜樂,也越覺得被聖靈充滿!卽刻我便明白,若我不是一個被充滿的人,儘管人在訓練中心裏,或是讀了許多真理,我仍會覺得下沉;但當我是一個『在靈裏被充滿』的人,無論我身在何處,我都能親近主,並贏得基督!

《第四期 杜吳學黌弟兄》

藉着重生使人成爲基督宇宙的擴增

已過在禱讀約翰三章尼哥底母的故事時,主在禱告中向我說,今天在北一女跟在交大兩所校園有許多的新生要來了,他們都在尋求更好的教訓,可是他們卻是蛇性的人,其實他們需要的不是更好的教訓,而是藉着重生得着永遠的生命。感謝主重新讓我看見帶人得救重生的意義。在這幾天內我繼續禱讀這處經節,幾天後,主再次翻轉我,讓我看見帶人重生還不是只是爲着他們的需要,而是基督在尋求宇宙的擴增!我特別摸着『神愛世人』這四個字,祂要藉着生命的分賜,在這班人身上得着擴增。約翰福音三章二十九至三十節說,『娶新婦的就是新郎;…祂必擴增,我必衰減。』表面上看來是耶穌施浸的人數變多了,但實際上是基督祂要繼續擴增,祂要得着一個祂所愛的新婦,今天祂在校園裏也要得着一班人作祂的見證!何等喜樂,今天藉着我們的配合,不僅帶人重生,使人得着永遠的生命,更讓基督在校園裏得着愛祂的人,繼續作祂宇宙的擴增。

《第三期 杜惟真姊妹》

Look away and Rely upon the God of Incorruptible

In the book of 1st Timothy, Paul wrote to Timothy his spiritual son. During that time, Paul experienced a lot of setbacks, different teachings are entering into the church and all his coworkers have left him. Yet, it is at this kind of background Paul wrote in 1Tim1:17 “Now to the King of the ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” Even things are not going well for Paul on the outside, but he has a knowing and seeing that God is the “incorruptible” One. All things may change but this One never change, and it is this one that Paul firmly believes and rely upon. Brothers and sisters the situation in our propagation may change, but we shouldn’t be looking at our environment and situations. We all need to have the same knowing and seeing as Paul. The things and people around us may change, but there is One who is incorruptible and never changes. This is One that we should gaze upon and this is the One that we should rely upon!

《第三期 吳易霖弟兄》

率先被基督充滿,使人得生命

我想和弟兄姊妹們分享,向主尋求如何牧養小羊時的蒙恩。已過聖徒轉交一位福音朋友的名單給我,要我能與她有接觸並建立家聚會,但我不知道如何牧養她。於是我停下自己向主禱告,求主作我接觸及牧養人的智慧。主給我詩歌本665首:『去向亡世供應基督,非僅藉話之所云。更藉生活分出基督,供應可憐的人羣。』其中『生活』這詞向我發出亮光,沒有生就沒有活,故此我需要更多讓基督的生命充滿,纔能叫人活。也惟有基督的生命使人得供應。感謝主!主知道我的需要,帶我來參加全時間訓練,翻轉了我的生活,藉着訓練中規律的神人生活,基督的生命一再充滿,好叫我所牧養的人活。

《第一期 洪姊妹》

操練不在自己裏,與眾聖徒同得基業

在晨興中,我摸着歌羅西書一章12節:『感謝父,叫我們彀資格在光中同得所分給眾聖徒的分。』其中『同得』這二字特別開啟我。我在外面的生活非常自由,進到訓練雖受到許多限制而有不習慣,但珍賞這個訓練中有這麼多愛主的弟兄姊妹,我們能彀一同往前,上去得着那地為業。雖然短期訓練只有一週,但我裏面不想就這樣過去。補充本詩歌253首的第二節,說到這位釘死復活的基督作我們的供應。我裏面會對訓練感到不舒服,就說出我這個人需要被治死,需要與這位釘十字架的基督同釘!好使我能勝過自己的感覺,彀資格在光中與弟兄姊妹們同得所分給我們的分。

《短期 湯弟兄》

享受無限量的那靈, 走主道路,成為主的新婦!

享受無限量的那靈, 走主道路,成為主的新婦! 已過《晨興聖言》中,啟示出一幅蛇與新婦的圖畫,蛇曾把牠性情中的毒素注入我們裏面,使我們成為蛇的擴增,但神是一位有經綸的神,藉着父揀選定意,差派子來到地上生活,經過過程,成了賜生命的靈,將豐富展示給我們,使我們得以成為神的擴增。如今,基督正得着宇宙的擴增,我們也正在成為祂新婦之過程。我想到舊約中,老僕人為以撒娶新婦的圖畫。老僕人替以撒迎娶利百加,將重半舍客勒的金鼻環贈與那少女,並將手鐲和各樣的美物送給利百加。利百加卽便未曾看見以撒,卻因着所嫁之人的豐富,而願意跟從老僕人,行經曠野回去以撒的家鄉。我們也是如此,走在主的道路上,現今正在變化過程中,外在環境也許顛簸、漫長,然而,我們像利百加一樣,有鼻環、手鐲和各樣的美物。在行經屬靈的歷程中,有無限量的那靈賜下。藉由不斷享受那靈的供應,我們終必來到『以撒』那裏,我們將在確證中完成婚禮,至終成為主的新婦。

《第二期 范姊妹》