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30Nov/17Off

《活水》十一月三十日

十一月三十日

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信徒必须多读神的话,到了紧急要用的时候,圣灵可以随时提醒我们想起神的话来。尤其是在教会中负责治理神家的人,若不熟习神的话,就领导全群进入错路中。在教会中有个很大的危险,就是遇见甚么难题的时候,大家聚集开会,讨论办法,随后通过决定。社会的事可以这样作,教会的工作不能如此行,一切的事当从圣经中取原则。
  假如教会有了难处,大家招集聚会是可以的,但当放下人的一切意见,一同从圣经中找亮光来应付问题,看神是怎样说的。教会中许多混乱的现象,都是用了人的办法,就是从圣经来对照,也是片面引用神的话,对神的话断章取义,谬解神的话,偷窃神的话,引用神的话来附会自己的私意,象撒但引用神的话一样。
  比如有人明明心中的意念是嫉妒纷争、建立自己的宗派,他就引用神的话:「我的民哪!你们要从那城出来,免得与他一同有罪。」
  还有人明明的要在众教会之上抓权,他也引用主的话:「使他们完完全全的合而为一。」
  我们若多读神的话,就能批判他们所引的圣经都不是圣灵叫他们想起来的,是撒但叫他们偷窃来的。「我们从那城中出来」是从罪恶中出来,而不是从教会中出来。「我们合而为一」是在基督里面合面为一,而不是在某组织中合而为一。
  「耶和华说:我的话岂不象火,又象能打碎磐石的大锤么?耶和华说:那些先知,各人从邻舍偷窃我的言语,因此我必与他们反对。」(耶二十三29至30)

30Nov/17Off

《静夜亮光》十一月三十日

十一月三十日

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经文: 米迦勒同他的使者与龙争战。龙也同它的使者去争战。(启示录十二:7)

两个大国之间的争战总是激烈的,直至其中一国毁灭方能止息。善与恶是不可能和平相处的。若考虑和平共存就意味黑暗权势的得胜。米迦勒一直在争战,他圣洁之灵深深憎恶罪,他无法忍受罪恶。耶稣就是龙的仇敌,不是温和的敌人,而是积极的、强劲的敌人,祂坚决要灭绝罪恶。祂所有的仆人,无论是天上的天使或地上的使者,必须要去争战。他们是天生的战士。在十字架前他们立约永不与罪恶休战。在主军队中的每个士兵每天都有任务,全心、全性并全力与龙争战。龙和它的牧者也不停止争战。它们使用任何可用的武器不停地屠杀。我们在事奉上帝时若认为敌对的事物不会来到,那是愚蠢的。我们越热心,越会受到从地狱权势而来的攻击。教会可能倦怠,可是她大敌的永不安静之灵却不会停止争战。它憎恨女人的后裔,尽其所能想把教会吞食,遍地是激烈的争战,梦想和平是危险且是空谈。荣耀归于上帝,我们知道战争的结局!大龙将被摔下去永远灭亡,耶稣并与祂在一起的将得到冠冕。愿我们磨利刀剑,祈求圣灵加增我们的力量前去争战!
 

Evening, November 30
Scripture: “Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.”(Revelation 12:7)

War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or other be crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; the very pretence of it would, in fact, be the triumph of the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his holy soul is vexed with sin, and will not endure it. Jesus will always be the dragon's foe, and that not in a quiet sense, but actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil. All his servants, whether angels in heaven or messengers on earth, will and must fight; they are born to be warriors-at the cross they enter into covenant never to make truce with evil; they are a warlike company, firm in defence and fierce in attack. The duty of every soldier in the army of the Lord is daily, with all his heart, and soul, and strength, to fight against the dragon.

The dragon and his angels will not decline the affray; they are incessant in their onslaughts, sparing no weapon, fair or foul. We are foolish to expect to serve God without opposition: the more zealous we are, the more sure are we to be assailed by the myrmidons of hell. The church may become slothful, but not so her great antagonist; his restless spirit never suffers the war to pause; he hates the woman's seed, and would fain devour the church if he could. The servants of Satan partake much of the old dragon's energy, and are usually an active race. War rages all around, and to dream of peace is dangerous and futile.

Glory be to God, we know the end of the war. The great dragon shall be cast out and for ever destroyed, while Jesus and they who are with him shall receive the crown. Let us sharpen our swords to-night, and pray the Holy Spirit to nerve our arms for the conflict. Never battle so important, never crown so glorious. Every man to his post, ye warriors of the cross, and may the Lord tread Satan under your feet shortly!

30Nov/17Off

《荒漠甘泉》11月30日

《荒漠甘泉》11月30日

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  “你为自己图谋大事么?不要图谋。我必使灾祸临到凡有血气的。但你无论往那里去,我必使你以自己的命为掠物。这是耶和华说的。”(耶45:5)

  在极大的灾祸中,耶和华给耶利米一个安全的应许,就是“以自己的命为掠物。”在这末世时代,这应许在我们身上,也是非常适用的。

  “以自己的命为掠物”到底是什么意思呢?意思就是说:我们能从毁灭者的爪牙中间抢出我们自己的命来,好象大卫从狮子口中抢出羊羔来一般。这并不是挪去战争,挪去仇敌;这乃是在敌人面前摆设筵席,在风雨中建立避难所,在灾祸中间存留性命。保罗的刺虽然没有离开他,但是基督的恩典够他用的,基督的能力覆庇了他。主啊,求你使我以自己的命为掠物,在最危险的环境中得获胜利!——译自地上的天上生活

  我们常求脱离灾祸,却不求在灾祸中间得胜;我们应当活在灾祸中间,深信我们被保守在神的庇护之下,决不能受到丝毫伤损。我们的主在旷野,受魔鬼的试探四十昼夜,虽然又饿又倦,魔鬼并不能伤害他。火窑虽然比寻常烧热七倍,三个希伯来人却在火中游行。但以理虽然被扔在狮子坑中,当他从坑里被系上来的时候,“身上毫无伤损,因为信靠他的神。”(但6:23)。——选

29Nov/17Off

《清晨甘露》十一月廿九日

十一月廿九日

不可在民中往来搬弄是非……不可心里恨你的弟兄;总要指摘你的邻舍,免得因他担罪。(利19:16—17)

搬弄是非对三方面都有害处,对说的人、听的人和被说的人都是有损无益。不管所谈论的是真是伪,神都命令我们不可传布。神子民的名声在我们眼中必须看为宝贵,我们若帮助魔鬼辱没教会和神的名就当引以为耻;有的舌头需要马嚼而不需要马剌。抑人不足以自高;辱人亦未必能自荣。挪亚的聪明的儿子们用衣服遮在父亲身上,而传扬这事的却受了可怕的咒诅。我们自己在黑暗的时期也需我们弟兄们的担当和缄默,那末现在我们就当高高兴兴地这样待那需要的人。“莫论人非”——愿这话作我们一家的规律,并作我个人的准绳。

但圣灵叫我们指责罪,并将指责罪的方法指示我们。我们必须当面责备弟兄,而不应背后辱骂。这是一种大方,友善,具有基督精神的举动,若神赐福必然生效。肉体畏缩不前吗?那末我们必须大力督促我们的良心,大胆作去;免得因为我们容忍朋友的罪,而自己也在那罪上有份。忠实的牧师或弟兄们及时的、聪明的、仁爱的忠告使人少犯很多大罪。我们的恩主耶稣曾为我们留下一个纠正朋友错误的好榜样;在他警告彼得之前,他先祷告,他宽宏地容忍了彼得夸大的永也不能不认他的话,这种态度正是彼得所需要的。

28Nov/17Off

《静夜亮光》十一月二十八日

十一月二十八日

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经文: 为本族的人求好处。(以斯帖记十:3)

末底改是一位真正的爱国者。当亚哈随鲁王抬举他使他高升时,他利用自己的影响力去促进以色列的繁荣富强。耶稣就是这样,祂在荣耀的宝座上,并不是为自己的好处,乃是利用祂的权能为祂的百姓求好处。每个基督徒都应该是教会中的末底改,根据自己的力量,奋力使教会昌盛。若有人处于富足的地位,并有影响力,愿他们能在世上的高处尊崇并在伟大人物前见证耶稣。有些人的地位更优越,他们与万王之王有亲密的相交。愿他们确能每日为软弱者、疑惑者、被试探者、不安适者代求。倘若信徒能贡献自己的才能作一般善行,并且将他们从天学到的财富与他人分享,教导他人有关上帝的事,也就是对主的服事。在基督身体内最小的肢体至少也可以寻求上帝百姓的好处。他即使不能付出更多,光是他的心愿也己足够了。信徒最基督化和最快乐的生活就是不再为自己而活。为别人祝福的人必然蒙祝福。反之,只寻求自己个人的成就是邪恶的、不快乐的生活。你是否尽力在你的邻居中寻求教会的好处?我希望你没有以讽刺和毁谤来阻挠或忽视来弱化教会。朋友啊,与属主的软弱者联合,负他们的十架,为他们尽力作一切善工。你将得到赏赐。
 

Evening, November 28
Scripture: “Seeking the wealth of his people.”(Esther 10:3)

Mordecai was a true patriot, and therefore, being exalted to the highest position under Ahasuerus, he used his eminence to promote the prosperity of Israel. In this he was a type of Jesus, who, upon his throne of glory, seeks not his own, but spends his power for his people. It were well if every Christian would be a Mordecai to the church, striving according to his ability for its prosperity. Some are placed in stations of affluence and influence, let them honour their Lord in the high places of the earth, and testify for Jesus before great men. Others have what is far better, namely, close fellowship with the King of kings, let them be sure to plead daily for the weak of the Lord's people, the doubting, the tempted, and the comfortless. It will redound to their honour if they make much intercession for those who are in darkness and dare not draw nigh unto the mercy seat. Instructed believers may serve their Master greatly if they lay out their talents for the general good, and impart their wealth of heavenly learning to others, by teaching them the things of God. The very least in our Israel may at least seek the welfare of his people; and his desire, if he can give no more, shall be acceptable. It is at once the most Christlike and the most happy course for a believer to cease from living to himself. He who blesses others cannot fail to be blessed himself. On the other hand, to seek our own personal greatness is a wicked and unhappy plan of life, its way will be grievous and its end will be fatal.

Here is the place to ask thee, my friend, whether thou art to the best of thy power seeking the wealth of the church in thy neighbourhood? I trust thou art not doing it mischief by bitterness and scandal, nor weakening it by thy neglect. Friend, unite with the Lord's poor, bear their cross, do them all the good thou canst, and thou shalt not miss thy reward.

28Nov/17Off

《活水》十一月二十八日

十一月二十八日

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「正在猜疑之间,忽然有两个人站在旁边;衣服放光。妇女们惊怕,将脸伏地;那两个人就对他们说:为甚么在死人中找活人呢?祂不在里面,已经复活了。」(路二十四4至6)
  七日的第一日清早,马利亚站在坟墓外面哭,并且哭的极其伤恸,心中又满了猜疑。天使问他说:「妇人!你为甚么哭?」她认不出的主耶稣也是问她说:「妇人!为甚么哭?你找谁?」(约二十13、15)
  难道天使和主耶稣不知道马利亚为甚么哭?还要马利亚给他们解释?不是的,天使和主耶稣的发问,无非要提醒马利亚,为何在死人中找活人呢?马利亚的哭虽然出自爱主的至诚,但她的哭并不得主的喜悦,她的哭是因为忘记了主的话、不信主的话。她的哭里带著愚昧。主说自己要第三日复活,连犹太人都知道,难道天天跟随、服事主的马利亚就不知道吗?她应当知道,她应当记住;但她忘记了,没有相信主的话,所以她被引进了这次的悲伤和猜疑。
  马利亚真象愚蠢的鸽子,虽然爱主,却没有真知识。今天也有多少爱主的人,仍在坟墓那里哭,忘记了主是复活的基督,所以心中充满了疑惑、惧怕、悲哀;他们更摸不著真情,坟墓中没有基督,甚至于怀疑起来,基督那里去了?
  如果你没有忘记祂不在这里,已经复活了;你的疑惑、惧怕、悲哀,都要立刻消灭在基督复活的大能中。你必天天用活泼的心灵事奉祂,不因所处的环境而惊慌。