荒漠甘泉01/27

荒漠甘泉∕1月 27日

原作∕Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 

「那賜諸般恩典的神,曾在基督裡召你們,得享祂永遠的榮耀,等你
們暫受苦難之後,必要親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們」。
(彼前五:10)
 
     當我們和基督結合進入新的關係之時,我們首先要有足夠的智慧使自己認識,
我們應該始終保持這個關係。在這開頭,任何疑問的陰影,都會破壞我們的親密。
看清了這一點之後,我們必須大膽作承擔的抉擇,就像樹木種在泥土中,或新娘在
禮壇前許配終身一樣,確定自己的地位。必須永遠不渝,既無保留,亦無反悔的餘地。
 
     然後,要經過一段試煉和培植的時期,在這個期間,我們必須堅毅穩定,直到
新的關係變為根深穩固。臂膊折了骨,使它避免任何震動。神也要給祂的子女
按上了精神的夾板,使他們安定不動,直到他們通過信心的第一階段。對於我們,
這不一定是容易的,“但賜我們以一切恩典的神,曾在基督裡召你們,得享祂永遠的
榮耀,等你們暫受苦難之後,必要親自成全你們,堅固你們,賜力量給你們”。
~幸浦生
 
     罪惡和病患,都有一條相通的自然律﹔如果我們讓自己去陷入它們的不良趨勢之
中,我們就會沉淪下去,落入魔鬼的掌握。但在耶穌基督裡,另有一條關於精神生活
和肉體生活的定律,可使我們超升,藉此抵制或克服那另一條使我們沉淪的自然律
 
     但要達到此目的,必須具有真正的精神力量,堅決的志願,安定的情緒,和深度
的信心。這就像我們在工廠裡運用動力一樣。我們必須使輪機繼續運轉。因為動力是
存在的,但我們必須保持聯繫,有了這個聯繫之後,動力發生了作用,整個機器也
就開動了。
 
    有一條精神生活的定律,要我們在和神同行時,有選擇的決斷,有信仰的恆心,和
堅固的執著,聖靈之使我們神聖化和救治我們,這條定律是整個緊要的關鍵。
~地上屬天生活

 
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“Stablish, strengthen, settle you.” (1 Peter 5:10.)

In taking Christ in any new relationship, we must first have sufficient intellectual light to satisfy our mind that we are entitled to stand in this relationship. The shadow of a question here will wreck our confidence. Then, having seen this, we must make the venture, the committal, the choice, and take the place just as definitely as the tree is planted in the soil, or the bride gives herself away at the marriage altar. It must be once for all, without reserve, without recall.

Then there is a season of establishing, settling and testing, during which we must “stay put” until the new relationship gets so fixed as to become a permanent habit. It is just the same as when the surgeon sets the broken arm. He puts it in splints to keep it from vibration. So God has His spiritual splints that He wants to put upon His children and keep them quiet and unmoved until they pass the first stage of faith. It is not always easy work for us. “but the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus Christ, after that ye have suffered awhile, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” --- A. B. Simpson.

There is a natural law in sin and sickness; and if we just let ourselves go and sink into the trend of circumstances, we shall go down and sink under the power of the tempter. But there is another law of spiritual life and of physical life in Christ Jesus to which we can rise, and through which we can counterpoise and overcome the other law that bears us down.

But to do this requires real spiritual energy and fixed purpose and a settled posture and habit of faith. It is just the same as when we use the power in our factory. We must turn on the belt and keep it on. The power is there, but we must keep the connection; and while we do so, the higher power will work and all the machinery will be in operation.

There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Ghost either in our sanctification or healing. --- Days of Heaven upon Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

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