出埃及記第三十五章6~10节

35:6 蓝色、紫色、朱红色线,细麻,山羊毛,
And blue and purple and scarlet strands, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,
35:7 染红的公羊皮,海狗皮,皂荚木,
And rams’ skins dyed red, and porpoise skins, and acacia wood,
35:8 点灯的油,并作膏油和作馨香之香的香料,
And oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
35:9 红玛瑙与别样的宝石,可以镶嵌在以弗得和胸牌上。
And onyx stones and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.
35:10 你们中间凡心里有智慧的,都要来作耶和华一切所吩咐的,
And let every man who is wise in heart among you come and make all that Jehovah has commanded:

亮光:

按着属灵的解释,这里的祭物全是豫表我们所经历的基督。有时候我们经历基督是神的实际;这就是金子。有时候我们经坜基督是我们的救赎主,是我们的救赎;这就是银子。还有些时候,我们也许经历基督是为我们受神审判的一位,是代替我们受审判的基督,是作了我们的代替,为我们受神审判的一位;这就是铜。这些都是我们所经历基督的不同方面。

为着建造教会,建造神的居所,我们都需要经历基督。倘若我们不经历基督,我们就没有甚么可当作举祭、摇祭、甘心祭奉献给神,好建造祂的居所。假定有些以色列人空手而来,没有甚么东西可献给主,为着建造帐幕。他们也许会说:“摩西对我们说过建造帐幕的祭物,但我们很可怜,没有甚么东西可以献上。”那真是羞耻!然而,这就是今天许多圣徒的光景。就着经历基督而论,他们没有祭物可以带来。在建造教会的事上,他们两手空空。

Illumination:

According to the spiritual interpretation, all the offerings here are types of the Christ whom we experience. Sometimes we experience Christ as the reality of God. This is gold. At other times we experience Christ as our Redeemer or as our redemption. This is silver. At other times we may experience Christ as the One judged by God for us, as the Christ who takes our place in judgment, as the One who is our Substitute to suffer God’s judgment for us. This is bronze. All these are different aspects of the Christ experienced by us.

For the building of the church, God’s dwelling place, we all need to experience Christ. If we do not experience Christ, we shall not have anything to offer to God as a heave offering, wave offering, or freewill offering for the building up of His dwelling place. Suppose some of the Israelites were empty-handed, having nothing to offer to the Lord for the building of the tabernacle. They may have said, “Moses has spoken to us concerning offerings for the building of the tabernacle. But we are pitiful and have nothing to offer.” What a shame that would have been! Nevertheless, this is the situation of many saints today. As far as the experience of Christ is concerned, they do not have an offering to bring. Regarding the building up of the church, their hands are empty.