Written by 作者: Oswald Chambers / 中譯：盧國禮
作者: Oswald Chambers / 中譯：盧國禮
“……主自己要給你們一個兆頭，必有童女懷孕生子，給他起名叫以馬內利 (就是神與我們同在的意思)。 ” (以賽亞書 7：14，和合本)。
“……所要生的聖者，必稱為 神的兒子。”(路加福音 1：35，和合本) 耶穌基督降生世上，不是出生於這世界。祂並非是人類歷史的產品，而是從天上進入人類歷史中。耶穌基督不只是一個”至善的人”，而是一位 神。祂是神，不是從人成為 神，而是神披上肉身，從天上降生世間。神從外進入世界內， 成為肉身。祂—生命—是至高者、至聖者走進了最卑下的門。祂是至高至聖者，卻甘願卑微，降生塵世。
“我為你們再受生產之苦，直等到基督成形在你們心裏。” (加拉太書，4：19) 就好像我們的主從天上進入歷史中間，祂必也從外進入我心裏。 我有沒有讓我個人的生命成為 “伯利恆”，獻給 神的兒子呢？除非我是從上頭而生，完全不像自然肉身的出生， 我就不可能進入 神的國度。”你必要重生” 這不是命令，乃是基本事實。新生命的特質就是我把自己完完全全地降服於 神，使基督在我裏面。當我如此作時，基督就會立時住在我裏面﹐祂的美善屬性透過我開始工作。
His Birth And Our New Birth
Author: Oswald Chambers / Translated by：Francis Loo
“Behold a virgin shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Isaiah 7:14 (RV)
His Birth in history. “Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it. He did not evolve out of history; He came into history from the outside. Jesus Christ is not the best human being. He is a Being Who cannot be accounted for by human race at all He is not man becoming God, but God Incarnate. God coming into human flesh, coming into it from outside. His life is the Highest and the Holiest entering in at the Lowest door. Our Lord’s birth was an advent.
His Birth in Me. “Of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Gal.4:19). Just as Our Lord came into human history from outside, so He must come into me from outside. Have I allowed my personal human life to become a “Bethlehem” for the Son of God? I cannot enter into the realm of the Kingdom of God unless I am born from above by a birth totally unlike natural birth. “Ye must be born again.” This is not a command, it is a foundation fact. The characteristic of the new birth is that I yield myself so completely to God that Christ is formed in me. Immediately Christ is formed in me. His nature begins to work through me.
God manifest in flesh– that is what is made profoundly possible for you and me by the Redemption. (Oswald Chambers)
Published in Truth Monthly June, 2018