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The Spirit of "Beloved Child", "He is Living", "Set Apart as Holy"

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(小组Small Group 24 June 2010, 乐龄事工Elderly Ministry 25 June 2010)

** 开始的话 **

God reveals Himself as the Spirit of Love, Spirit of Freedom, and the Spirit of Holiness. This week, God led me amazingly in preaching the gospel in the field. On the first day, while I was sharing to EB, I read the Spirit’s work in his heart, and saw the response in him; yet after I self-introspect on my sharing, I found that I had not brought "The Lord is Alive and Personal to you; the Lord is an ‘Only’ God that you need to search" as a bridge. The next day, I preached to another colleague WC (Wcai not Wchen). He was involved in weekly Buddhist Scripture studies a few years ago, and only went to church for 2 times. I began to share to him about needing to believe in the right thing, that He came with Truth, Way, Life from above. I began to show that He is alive. After I self-introspect on my sharing, I saw that the Spirit wants me to show him Love instead of showing that God is finding him. The next day, we went out for a team lunch. During that lunch, I tried to know more about people’s lives and their concerns and sufferings in family and in their life, out of love. After self-introspecting, I found that the Spirit wants me understand that the Spirit of Love will continue into Holiness. God showed me that I was set apart from others, who are talking nonsense and trying to keep the atmosphere high through talking about positive things and jokes.

This became my message, along with what I heard through the camp and Sunday Message.

1) Yes, we can read people’s spirit, but we must move into the arena that God is alive. If He is alive, we do not stay alive because He provides oxygen for us, but because He sustained our life!

2) Yes, we can show that He is alive, but what is greater is showing that He is Love and showing the incarnated love to people.

3) Yes, we can show love, but in the end, does it return to holiness? God told me too, "If you really rely on the Holy Spirit, then you will be orderly, likeable, and have attraction to all." This camp, God told me through Rev Leechull that I must become a "server", like how Jesus Christ serves as a random with all His life on earth. Serve, submit and obey everyone around you, then every good thing will come into place to you.

1. 神是爱 -> 爱子的灵
1. God is Love -> Spirit of Loved Sonship

‘爱’是比‘以马内利’还要高的……以‘爱’为中心思想(得着神的爱)、判断(爱自己)和生活(爱人)
‘Love’ is higher than ‘Emmanuel’……Therefore, center all your thinking (about God’s love to you), judging (love yourself) and living (loving people) on ‘love’.

1) 愿意完全为我们死
1) Willing to totally die for us

《罗5:7-8》为义人死,是少有的;为仁人死、或者有敢做的。惟有基督在我们还作罪人的时候为我们死,神的爱就在此向我们显明了。
<Ro 5:7-8> Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

《罗5:5-6》盼望不至於羞耻,因为所赐给我们的圣灵将神的爱浇灌在我们心里。因我们还软弱的时候,基督就按所定的日期为罪人死。
<Ro 5:5-6> And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

2) 越多软弱(遇见神却真不能遇见神),越多爱我们
2) If we are weaker (meet but cannot really cannot meet Him), He loves us even more

《罗8:26-27》况且我们的软弱有圣灵帮助,我们本不晓得当怎样祷告,只是圣灵亲自用说不出来的叹息替我们祷告。鉴察人心的,晓得圣灵的意思,因为圣灵照着神的旨意替圣徒祈求。
<Ro 8:26-27> In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

3) 天国(属灵)、永远(生命)、荣耀(基业)超过一切的大爱
3) The Great Love of transcending Heavenly kingdom (spiritual), eternal (life), glory (inheritance)

《腓1:9-11》我所祷告的,就是要你们的爱心在知识和各样见识上多而又多,使你们能分别是非(或作:喜爱那美好的事),作诚实无过的人,直到基督的日子;并靠着耶稣基督结满了仁义的果子,叫荣耀称赞归与神。
<Php 1:9-11> And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

《弗3:16-21》求他按着他丰盛的荣耀,藉着他的灵,叫你们心里的力量刚强起来,使基督因你们的信,住在你们心里,叫你们的爱心有根有基,能以和众圣徒一同明白基督的爱是何等长阔高深,并知道这爱是过於人所能测度的,便叫神一切所充满的,充满了你们。神能照着运行在我们心里的大力充充足足的成就一切,超过我们所求所想的。但愿他在教会中,并在基督耶稣里,得着荣耀,直到世世代代,永永远远。阿们!
<Eph 3:16-21> I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

2. 神是活的 -> 自由的灵
2. God is Living -> Spirit of Freedom

但是,‘爱’必要经过‘以马内利’(凡事看见神的真理,在心灵里,做感动的工作),这也是神呼召我们传讲的信息的(嚓也嚓不掉的)。
But, ‘love’ must pass through ‘Emmanuel’ (in all things, see God’s truth, in man (my) spirit, doing works of convictions); this is also the message that God has called us to preach and witness (we cannot even erase it off).

1)位格 -> 个人化(有一位活生生的神 -> 要成为个人化)
1) Person -> Personal (There is One Living and Active God -> Must Become Personalized)

祂是活的,所以凡寻求祂的,必要以心灵和真理来遇见祂。
God is Alive, there for all who seeks after Him, they must find Him in their spirit and in His Truth.

《约4:24》神是个灵,所以拜他的必须用心灵和诚实拜他。
<Jn 4:24> God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

《约1:1-3》太初有道,道与神同在,道就是神。这道太初与神同在。万物是藉着他造的;凡被造的,没有一样不是藉着他造的。
<Jn 1:1-3> In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

《约1:10-13》他在世界,世界也是藉着他造的,世界却不认识他。他到自己的地方来,自己的人倒不接待他。凡接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就赐他们权柄,作神的儿女。这等人不是从血气生的,不是从情欲生的,也不是从人意生的,乃是从神生的。
<Jn 1:10-13> He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not reognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

2)依靠祂(靠圣灵)
2) Rely on Him (rely on the Holy Spirit)

(1)专注生命、应许的神为式的动工
(1) Focus on life, promised God-driven convictions and works

(2)与神交通(与神交换感动)
(2) Converse with God (conversing convictions and touches with God)

(3)凡事上读圣灵在人的身上的【动工感动、时间表、预言】
(3) In all things, read the Holy Spirit in men [convicting works, timetable, prophesy]

3)一刹那间(赶鬼),天国降临,必会归正(必能检讨)
3) In just a split moment (drive out demons), the heavenly kingdom descend, will surely reform (return to right = kaisen) (definitely can self-introspect)

《诗1》
1不从恶人的计谋,不站罪人的道路,不坐亵慢人的座位,
2惟喜爱耶和华的律法,昼夜思想,这人便为有福!
3他要像一棵树栽在溪水旁,按时候结果子,叶子也不枯乾。凡他所做的尽都顺利。
4恶人并不是这样,乃像糠秕被风吹散。
5因此,当审判的时候恶人必站立不住;罪人在义人的会中也是如此。
6因为耶和华知道义人的道路;恶人的道路却必灭亡。

<Ps 1>
1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
4Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

《箴2:1-5》我儿,你若领受我的言语,存记我的命令,侧耳听智慧,专心求聪明,呼求明哲,扬声求聪明,寻找他,如寻找银子,搜求他,如搜求隐藏的珍宝,你就明白敬畏耶和华,得以认识神。
<Pr 2:1-5> My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

=> 一生能装备的奥秘就在于联结同路人的联络网。
=> The mystery of being able to continue to be equipped for our lifetime lies all in connecting to the networks contacts of travelmates.

3. 神是分别为圣的 -> 圣洁的灵
3. God is Set Apart -> Spirit That is Holy

爱和以马内利的理性、灵性和感性,必要衍生、检讨和归正到的,就是:神是独一的,祂是圣洁的。
The Rationale, Spirituality, and Passion aspects of ‘Love’ and ‘Emmanuel’ must project, self-introspect and reform back, and this is: God is One, He is Holy.

1)装备【生命思想、生活运作系统】
1) Equip [Life Ideology, Lifestyle system]

36课、圣经
36 Lessons, Bible

《37:1-14》1耶和华的灵(原文是手)降在我身上。耶和华藉他的灵带我出去,将我放在平原中;这平原遍满骸骨。他使我从骸骨的四围经过,谁知在平原的骸骨甚多,而且极其枯乾。他对我说:人子啊,这些骸骨能复活麽?我说:主耶和华啊,你是知道的。他又对我说:你向这些骸骨发预言说:枯乾的骸骨啊,要听耶和华的话。主耶和华对这些骸骨如此说:我必使气息进入你们里面,你们就要活了。我必给你们加上筋,使你们长肉,又将皮遮蔽你们,使气息进入你们里面,你们就要活了;你们便知道我是耶和华。於是,我遵命说预言。正说预言的时候,不料,有响声,有地震;骨与骨互相联络。我观看,见骸骨上有筋,也长了肉,又有皮遮蔽其上,只是还没有气息。主对我说:人子啊,你要发预言,向风发预言,说主耶和华如此说:气息啊,要从四方(原文是风)而来,吹在这些被杀的人身上,使他们活了。於是我遵命说预言,气息就进入骸骨,骸骨便活了,并且站起来,成为极大的军队。主对我说:人子啊,这些骸骨就是以色列全家。他们说:我们的骨头枯乾了,我们的指望失去了,我们灭绝净尽了。所以你要发预言对他们说,主耶和华如此说:我的民哪,我必开你们的坟墓,使你们从坟墓中出来,领你们进入以色列地。我的民哪,我开你们的坟墓,使你们从坟墓中出来,你们就知道我是耶和华。我必将我的灵放在你们里面,你们就要活了。我将你们安置在本地,你们就知道我─耶和华如此说,也如此成就了。这是耶和华说的。
<37:1-14> The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

2)应许(四大福音化)-> 立约 -> 关心神的关心
2) Promise (Four Gospelizations) -> Make Covenant -> Concerned of the Concerns of God

《徒1:8》但圣灵降临在你们身上,你们就必得着能力,并要在耶路撒冷、犹太全地,和撒玛利亚,直到地极,作我的见证。
<Ac 1:8> But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

《太9:35-38》耶稣走遍各城各乡,在会堂里教训人,宣讲天国的福音,又医治各样的病症。他看见许多的人,就怜悯他们;因为他们困苦流离,如同羊没有牧人一般。於是对门徒说:要收的庄稼多,作工的人少。所以,你们当求庄稼的主打发工人出去收他的庄稼。
<Mt 9:35-38> Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

3)圣洁、美德的生活 -> 爱神
3) Holiness, Virtues Lifestyle -> Love God

《腓4:8-9》弟兄们,我还有未尽的话:凡是真实的、可敬的、公义的、清洁的、可爱的、有美名的,若有甚麽德行,若有甚麽称赞,这些事你们都要思念。你们在我身上所学习的,所领受的,所听见的,所看见的,这些事你们都要去行,赐平安的神就必与你们同在。
<Php 4:8-9> Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

4)爱人、服事人舍命作多人的赎价
4) Love your neighbors, serve — give your life as a ransom to people

《腓4:10-19》我靠主大大的喜乐,因为你们思念我的心如今又发生;你们向来就思念我,只是没得机会。我并不是因缺乏说这话;我无论在甚麽景况都可以知足,这是我已经学会了。我知道怎样处卑贱,也知道怎样处丰富;或饱足,或饥饿;或有馀,或缺乏,随事随在,我都得了秘诀。我靠着那加给我力量的,凡事都能做。然而,你们和我同受患难原是美事。腓立比人哪,你们也知道我初传福音离了马其顿的时候,论到授受的事,除了你们以外,并没有别的教会供给我。就是我在帖撒罗尼迦,你们也一次两次的打发人供给我的需用。我并不求甚麽?送,所求的就是你们的果子渐渐增多,归在你们的账上。但我样样都有,并且有馀。我已经充足,因我从以巴弗提受了你们的?送,当作极美的香气,为神所收纳、所喜悦的祭物。我的神必照他荣耀的丰富,在基督耶稣里,使你们一切所需用的都充足。

<Php 4:10-19> I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

《太20:25-28》耶稣叫了他们来,说:你们知道外邦人有君王为主治理他们,有大臣操权管束他们。只是在你们中间,不可这样;你们中间谁愿为大,就必作你们的用人;谁愿为首,就必作你们的仆人。正如人子来,不是要受人的服事,乃是要服事人,并且要舍命,作多人的赎价。
<Mt 20:25-28> Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

** 结束的话 **

After sharing the above message, I discovered that I may have wavered away from the message of the Bible; and I may be sharing my own experiences rather than the Lord’s stories. Do I love to tell my own stories, or do I love to tell the story of the Lord? –> from the hymn "I Love To Tell The Story"? Of course all the convictions that the Lord has given me are projected out of the gospel, but in order to give the Message of the Bible, closest to the meaning, for every message that I give, the Lord tells me that I have to re-check it with the Cross Message (36 lessons when expanded). This is why we re-read “The Apostles’ Creed” every time during Worship Service.

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One thought on “The Spirit of "Beloved Child", "He is Living", "Set Apart as Holy"

  1. Hmm, bigger fonts – so much easier to read. The words seemed a little squeezed though. Is there any way to have a little space in-between the lines?

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