神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理布道团:​天使看护(2018-4-21)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2018年04月21日 11:53

天使看护 BE AWARE OF ANGELS

但以理 对王说:“愿王万岁! 我的神差遣使者,封住狮子的口,叫狮子不伤我;因我在神面前无辜,我在王面前也没有行过亏损的事。”  但 6:21-22

Then Daniel said unto the king … My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me…  Daniel 6:21-22

天使亲自看护我们每一个人。圣经里多次记载,天使向人显现并看护他们。在马丁路德《桌边谈》一书中,他写到:天使是神创造的属灵生命,没有肉体,主要服事基督的国度和他的教会。我们不一定能知道天使的显现,我们也不能预见他们何时出现。但是他们就在我们左右。他们经常是在我们不会察觉的情况下在我们身边看护。我们不可能清楚他们的行踪。“我们如今仿佛对着镜子观看,模糊不清 ,到那时就要面对面了。我如今所知道的有限,到那时就全知道,如同主知道我一样。”(林前 13:11-12 )

旧约圣经记载了先知但以理经历天使和见到异象的情景。神的大能和世界的黑暗势不两立。在天使见但以理之前,他悲伤了三个七日,美味没有吃,酒肉没有入他的口,也没有用油抹他的身,直到满了三个七日。 正月二十四日,但以理在底格里斯大河边,举目观看,见有一人身穿细麻衣,腰束乌法精金带。 他身体如水苍玉,面貌如闪电,眼目如火把,手和脚如光明的铜,说话的声音如大众的声音。 这异象惟有但以理一人看见,同着他的人没有看见。他们却大大战兢,逃跑隐藏, 只剩下但以理一人。他见了这大异象便浑身无力,面貌失色,毫无气力。 (但10:2-8 )神的子民有很多经历了天使的看护。有的见到了,有的没有见到但是感受到了。圣经告诉我们,神命令天使来看护我们,即使看不见他们,因为我们是基督宝血买来的。

Angels minister to us personally. Many accounts in Scripture confirm that we are the subjects of their individual concern. In his book Table Talk, Martin Luther said, “An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body, for the service of Christendom and the church.”We may not always be aware of the presence of angels. We can’t always predict how they will appear. But angels have been said to be our neighbors. Often they may be our companions without our being aware of their presence. We know little of their constant ministry. The Bible assures us, however, that one day our eyes will be unscaled to see and know the full extent of the attention angels have given us (1 Corinthians 13:11-12).

In the Old Testament, Daniel vividly describes the bitter conflict between the angelic forces of God and the opposing demons of darkness. Before the angel came to him he had spent three weeks mourning (Daniel 10:3). He had no bread, meat, or wine, nor did he anoint himself. As he stood by the Tigris River, a man appeared clothed in linen. His face looked like lightning and his eyes like flaming torches. His voice sounded like the roar of a crowd. Daniel alone saw the vision. The men who were with him did not. Yet a great dread came upon them, and they ran away to hide. Left alone with the heavenly visitor, Daniel’s strength departed from him so great was the effect of this personage on him.Many experiences of God’s people suggest that angels have been ministering to them. Others may not have known they were being helped, yet the visitation was real. The Bible tells us that God has ordered angels to minister to His people-those who have been redeemed by the power of Christ’s blood. We may often be unaware of their presence.


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