從枯骨復活的異象看『聖靈裡的復興

      11/06/2016

講員:于宏潔 弟兄

經文:結 36:24-27, 37:1-14

A.   復興的根基

a)    徹底悔改、歸向

 24 我必引導你們歸回本地 25 我必用清水灑在你們身上,你們就潔淨了。我要潔淨你們,使你們脫離一切的污穢,棄掉一切的偶像(36:24-25)

b)    得著新心、新靈與聖靈

26 我也要賜給你們一個新心,將新靈放在你們裏面,又從你們的肉體中除掉石心,賜給你們肉心 27 我必將我的靈放在你們裏面,使你們順從我的律例,謹守遵行我的典章 (36:26-27)

B.   復興的發生

      先知順服 神的要求,前後一共兩次發預言

a)    對骸骨:對死亡的局面說出信心的話,預言復活將要臨到

枯乾的骸骨啊,要聽耶和華的話(37:4-6)

b)    對聖靈:向聖靈說信心的話,來實現預言、活出復活的實際

氣息啊,要從四方而來,吹在這些被殺的人身上,使他們活了!』(37:9)

C.  復興的結果

      不料』說出有出人意外的事情發生。因著 神恩典的介入和 神大能的作為,加上先知信而順服的配合,那出人意外的大事就因此而發生-骸骨便活了,並且站起來,成為極大的軍隊(37:10)

 7 於是,我遵命說預言。正說預言的時候不料有響聲,有地震;骨與骨互相聯絡 8 我觀看,見骸骨上有筋,也長了肉,又有皮遮蔽其上10於是氣息就進入骸骨,骸骨便活了,並且站起來,成為極大的軍隊(37:10)

      先知以西結所面對的是一個充滿死亡、完全荒涼,也令人絕望的局面。但是我們的 神是能『開我們墳墓的 神』,也是能『領我們從墳墓中出來的 神』。先知因著順服 神的要求而憑著信心對骸骨發預言,因此完全扭轉了這可怕的局面。藉著『主的話』和『主的靈』,偉大的復興臨到 神的百姓,使枯乾的骸骨竟然成為極大的軍隊,更使百姓更深知道所信的

12...主耶和華如此說:我的民哪,我必開你們的墳墓,使你們從墳墓中出來13 我的民哪,我開你們的墳墓,使你們從墳墓中出來,你們就知道我是耶和華(37:12-13)

 

 

“Revival in the Holy Spirit” – seen through Ezekiel’s vision of how the dry bones live

 

Scriptures: Ezekiel 36:24-27, 37:1-14

A.   The foundation of revivals

a.    Complete repentance and returning to God

       25For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. (Ezekiel 36:24-25)

b.    Obtaining a new heart, new spirit, and the Holy Spirit

       26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

 

B.   The start of revivals

      The prophet obeys God’s request, twice he prophesied

a.    Towards the dry bones : speaking words for faith in the situation of death, prophesying that resurrection is eminent

“O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” (Ezekiel 37:4-6)

b.    Towards the Holy Spirit: speaking words of faith to the Holy Spirit, realizing the prophesy by living out the reality of resurrection

“Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” (Ezekiel 37:9)

C.  The results of revivals

      “Unexpectedly” speaks of something surprising is happening.  Due to the intervention of God’s grace and His mighty deeds – in addition to the obedience of the prophet - something surprising is happening; “… and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army.” (Ezekiel 37:10)

So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a [thundering] noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on the bones, and flesh grew and skin covered them; … and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army.” (Ezekiel 37:7-10)

      The situation faced by the prophet Ezekiel was one that was full of death, completely desolate, and utterly hopeless.  However, our God is one who is able to open our graves and able to lead us out of the grave.  The prophet obeyed the command of God and prophesied by faith to the dry bones and completely turned this dreadful situation around.  Through the “Word of the Lord” and “the Spirit of the Lord” a great revival came upon the people of God, such that these exceedingly dry bones became an exceedingly great army – thus enabled the people of God to know more deeply of whom they have believed in!

12 … ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will open your graves and make you come up out of your graves, My people; … 13 Then you will know [with confidence] that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and made you come up out of your graves, My people. (Ezekiel 37:12-13)