【2020-06-03】丰盛的生命


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主啊,愿我与你永远相连,得享你所应许的丰盛生命,奉主名求,阿们。


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以西结书47:1~23

有水从圣殿涌出

1 然后,他带我回到圣殿的门口。有水正从殿的门槛往下流出来,向东流去,因为圣殿是朝东的。这水从殿的右边,从祭坛的南边下面流出来。

The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar.

2 他又带我从北门出来,再领我从外面绕到朝东的外门。有水正从右边流出来。

He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was trickling from the south side.

3 那人手里拿着一根准绳向东走出去的时候,量了五百米的距离,然后领我从水中走过去,那里的水到了脚踝。

As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep.

4 他又量了五百米,然后领我从水中走过去,水到了膝盖。他又量了五百米,然后领我走过去,水到了腰。

He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist.

5 他再量了五百米,水已成了一条河,以致我不能走过去,因为水势高涨,成为只可供游泳的水,而不能走过去的河。

He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in—a river that no one could cross.

水的功用

6 他对我说:“人子啊!你看到了吗?”他就领着我,带我回到河边。

He asked me, “Son of man, do you see this?” Then he led me back to the bank of the river.

7 我回来以后,看见河这边和那边的岸上有很多树木。

When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river.

8 他又对我说:“这水要向东方的地区流出去,下到亚拉巴,流入死海。这水流入死海,就使海里的水变淡(“变淡”原文作“得医治”)。

He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh.

9 那时,这河流过的地方,所有滋生的动物都可以存活。这水流到哪里,哪里就有许多鱼;因为这河流到哪里,海水就变淡,一切都可以存活。

Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.

10 必有渔夫站在河边,从隐.基底直到隐.以革莲,都是晒网的地方。各类的鱼都像大海里的鱼那样多。

Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds—like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea.

11 只有沼泽和洼地的水不能变淡,留作产盐之用。

But the swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt.

12 在河这边和那边的岸上,都必有各种果树生长,可作食物,树上的叶子不枯干,果子也不断绝。每月必结出新果子,因为树所需的水是从圣所里流出来的。树上的果子可作食物,叶子可以治病。”

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”

以色列的地界

13 主耶和华这样说:“你们按着以色列十二支派分地为业,要照着这些地界:约瑟要得双份。

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “These are the boundaries of the land that you will divide among the twelve tribes of Israel as their inheritance, with two portions for Joseph.

14 你们要均分这地为业,因为我曾举手要把这地赐给你们的列祖,这地必归给你们为业。

You are to divide it equally among them. Because I swore with uplifted hand to give it to your ancestors, this land will become your inheritance.

15 “这地的边界是:北边从大海经希特伦的路,到西达达的入口,

“This is to be the boundary of the land: “On the north side it will run from the Mediterranean Sea by the Hethlon road past Lebo Hamath to Zedad,

16 又经哈马、比罗他和位于大马士革边界与哈马边界之间的西伯莲,直到浩兰的边界的哈撒.哈提干。

Berothah and Sibraim (which lies on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer Hattikon, which is on the border of Hauran.

17 这边界从海到哈萨.以难,北边有大马士革的边界,再北有哈马的边界。这是北面的地界。

The boundary will extend from the sea to Hazar Enan, along the northern border of Damascus, with the border of Hamath to the north. This will be the northern boundary.

18 东面的地界是在浩兰和大马士革之间,基列和以色列地之间的约旦河。你们要从北面的地界量到东海,这是东面的地界。

“On the east side the boundary will run between Hauran and Damascus, along the Jordan between Gilead and the land of Israel, to the Dead Sea and as far as Tamar. This will be the eastern boundary.

19 南面的地界,从他玛到米利巴.加低斯水,经埃及小河,到大海。这是南面的地界。

“On the south side it will run from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribah Kadesh, then along the Wadi of Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. This will be the southern boundary.

20 西面的地界是大海,从南面的地界到哈马口的对面。这是西面的地界。

“On the west side, the Mediterranean Sea will be the boundary to a point opposite Lebo Hamath. This will be the western boundary.

抽签分地

21 “你们要按着以色列的支派分这地。

“You are to distribute this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

22 将来你们要抽签分这地为业,归给你们和你们中间的外族人。他们在你们中间生儿育女。你们应该看他们如同本地生的以色列人,他们要在以色列支派中与你们一起抽签分地为业。

You are to allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the foreigners residing among you and who have children. You are to consider them as native-born Israelites; along with you they are to be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

23 将来无论在哪一支派里,若有外族人寄居,你们就要在那里把他的产业分给他。”这是主耶和华的宣告。

In whatever tribe a foreigner resides, there you are to give them their inheritance,” declares the Sovereign Lord.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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以西结所见的新殿是上帝永恒的居所,这殿位于以色列那块分别为圣的土地上,标志着上帝永远与自己的百姓同在,永远作他们的上帝。上帝的同在为百姓带来永恒的福分,因祂是丰盛生命的源头,从祂的居所流出了绵绵不绝、能更新、医治、滋养生命的河水,连死海(8)也因河水的注入而变淡(9),活了过来,再次适合各种鱼类的生长。除了沿岸的沼泽和洼地仍用来产盐以外,河水流经之处都长满了繁茂的花草树木,树叶不会枯干,可以治病,果子不断结出,可作食物;一切就像未来新耶路撒冷的生命河与它两旁生命树的情景(参启22:1~2)。

看过生命河,以西结转眼看见上帝在规划新的以色列地(13~23)。上帝首先定出这一大片应许地的地界,西界是地中海,东界是约旦河,北界由哈马到大马士革,南界则由埃及小河到死海以南的他玛。若论版图,它比所罗门时代的版图小。那么,是否足够以色列人居住呢?若它只是象征,便不是问题。上帝以前也曾为出埃及的以色列人划出一块供他们居住的应许地,为要把他们和周围的迦南人分隔开;祂如今要划出新的应许地,不再为隔开外族人,而是,这个属于上帝的群体那时将成为一个大同的社会,包括了所有归信上帝的以色列人和外族人(22~23);把地界标明出来,只为表明这是属上帝的群体,再没有任何外人,也说明这地真是应许地,由上帝亲手预备,作为自己百姓永远安居之地。


很明显以西结所见的是一个异象,既象征上帝与人同在的丰盛景况,也遥遥指向那未来的、丰盛的、永恒的天家。以前应许地,和未来的应许地一样,都是主所应许的;地的状况没有改变,以前是流奶与蜜之地,未来则更丰盛。原来,上帝是要自己百姓的生命丰盛,在地上如此,在天上更是这样!区别只在于,以前上帝的选民因着悖逆,玷污了土地;未来上帝的百姓则一心归向上帝,就必得享这地的一切丰盛,直到永远。你现在就能活出丰盛的生命,你知道秘诀吗?


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