启示录12 Revelation

章:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

12:1 天上现出大异象来。有一个妇人,身披日头,脚踏月亮,头戴十二星的冠冕。

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

12:2 他怀了孕,在生产的艰难中疼痛呼叫。

And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

12:3 天上又现出异象来。有一条大红龙,七头十角,七头上戴着七个冠冕。

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

12:4 他的尾巴拖拉着天上星辰的三分之一,摔在地上。龙就站在那将要生产的妇人面前,等他生产之后,要吞吃他的孩子。

And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

12:5 妇人生了一个男孩,是将来要用铁杖辖管万国的。(辖管原文作牧)他的孩子被提到神宝座那里去了。

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

12:6 妇人就逃到旷野,在那里有神给他豫备的地方,使他被养活一千二百六十天。

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

12:7 在天上就有了争战。米迦勒同他的使者与龙争战。龙也同他的使者去争战。

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

12:8 并没有得胜,天上再没有他们的地方。

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

12:9 大龙就是那古蛇,名叫魔鬼,又叫撒但,是迷惑普天下的。他被摔在地上,他的使者也一同被摔下去。

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

12:10 我听见在天上有大声音说,我神的救恩,能力,国度,并他基督的权柄,现在都来到了。因为那在我们神面前昼夜控告我们弟兄的,已经被摔下去了。

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

12:11 弟兄胜过他,是因羔羊的血,和自己所见证的道。他们虽至于死,也不爱惜性命。

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12:12 所以诸天和住在其中的,你们都快乐吧。只是地与海有祸了,因为魔鬼知道自己的时候不多,就气忿忿的下到你们那里去了。

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

12:13 龙见自己被摔在地上,就逼迫那生男孩子的妇人。

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

12:14 于是有大鹰的两个翅膀赐给妇人,叫他能飞到旷野,到自己的地方,躲避那蛇。他在那里被养活一载二载半载。

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

12:15 蛇就在妇人身后,从口中吐出水来像河一样,要将妇人冲去。

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

12:16 地却帮助妇人,开口吞了从龙口吐出来的水。(原文作河)

And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

12:17 龙向妇人发怒,去与他其馀的儿女争战,这儿女就是那守神诫命,为耶稣作见证的。那时龙就站在海边的沙上。

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

启示录12参考

七号之后与七碗之前,开展了二股力量之角力,孰胜孰负?耐人寻味……
12:1-14:20 第七号(11:15)展开了碗的审判(15:1-16:2),但在这两段之间,约翰看到神与撒但的争战。他看到地上的一切罪孽、邪恶、逼迫和苦难的根源,也明白神和撒但两股力量之间的争战马上就要爆发,在这段经文里,罪恶的真面目暴露了,撒但也显出它邪恶的手段。

妇人、婴孩,告诉我们一件既远又近的事情……
12:1-6 这妇人代表一切等候弥赛亚的忠心仆人;她头上的十二颗星代表以色列的十二支派。神把犹太人分别出来归给他自己(参罗9:4-5),让弥赛亚在犹太人当中降生。那男婴(12:5)就是耶稣,从虔诚的童女马利亚而生(参路1:26-33)。邪恶的希律王立刻想要杀害婴孩耶稣(参太2:13-20)。希律要杀这新生的“王”,除去对他王位的威胁,是受了撒但(红龙)的驱使,要杀害这世界的救主。

大龙连同天上星,坠落人间,它们是甚么呢?
12:3-4 那大红龙,就是撒但,有七头、十角和七个冠冕,象徵了它的权力和它所统治的地上国家。那些和它一块儿坠落到地上去的众星,相信就是跟撒但一同堕落的天使,后来成为鬼魔。(参9:3-11;可5:1-20注释)

当妇人将受伤害的时候,神却为她预备地方;当前路仿似难行时,神的预备……
12:6 旷野代表免受撒但攻击的属灵避难所。神帮助妇人逃到旷野,也使一切真心的信徒得到安全的保护。撒但常常攻击神的子民,但神保护他们,免受灵性的伤害。有些人即使在肉身上受到伤害,但他们的灵魂必蒙保护,神永不会任凭撒但夺取忠心信徒的灵魂。

那龙在地上任意妄为的时间……
12:6 1260天(三年半)正是容许那龙在地上任意妄为的时间(13:5),也是圣城被践踏的时间。(参11:3注释)

这事原来早就在先知书中预言了……
12:7 这一事件应验了但以理书12章1节所记载的话。米迦勒是天使长,他的职责之一是要保护神的信徒。

七年大灾难,是有?还是没有?然而作者记这事的意义……
12:7-17 基督的复活确定了撒但的最后失败。有些人相信,撒但坠落到地上发生于基督复活或升天的时候,而1260天(三年半),只是象徵基督第一次和第二次降临之间的时间。另有人说,真有七年的大灾难,撒但被打败发生在教会被提之后,但在基督第二次降临和千禧年之前。无论怎样解释这段经文,我们必须牢记,基督终必得胜,撒但在基督舍身十字架上的时候,便已经被击败了(12:10-12)。

真有撒但!你不是以为这只是一个象徵吧……
12:9 撒但并不是一个象徵或传说;它是真实存在的。它本来是神所造的天使,但因为骄傲而败坏。魔鬼是神的仇敌,它经常企图破坏神的工作,但被神的大能所限制,只能做神所容许的事情(参伯1:6-2:8)。“撒但”的意思是“控告者”;它积极寻找可攻击的人(参彼前5:8-9),并努力追捕那些灵性软弱的信徒,或不与其他信徒交往的人。
  虽然神容许撒但在这世上工作,但他仍然控制一切。耶稣可以完全控制撒但──当他为了世人的罪舍身、复活的时候,便已经击败了撒但。有一天,撒但要永远被捆绑,再不能做它邪恶的工作了(参20:10)。

撒但被摔下去了!神何时才会成就这事?
12:10 很多人相信,直到那时刻,撒但仍然可以到神的面前(参伯1:7)。但从此它就永远与神隔绝(参9:1),再不能在神面前控告世人了。

胜过撒但?!因为他,我就不用怕吗?只是我还是有点怕……
12:11 那羔羊耶稣为了我们的罪流出宝血,完全打败了撒但,靠著“牺牲”才可得胜──基督为我们的罪而受罚,以及我们为信靠他而作出的牺牲。当我们与撒但战争的时候,不必恐惧、也不用逃避,总要忠心地事奉基督,因为只有他能够带来胜利(参罗8:34-39)。

撒但竟可以这样随意作恶?神何竟容许它这样行?
12:12 魔鬼开始加紧它的迫害,因为它知道自己“时候不多”了。我们正活在末世,撒但的工作愈来愈紧张。撒但虽然非常有能力,正如我们可以从世上的景况所看到的,但它仍在神的控制之下。神任凭撒但作恶和试探人,原因之一是要把那些假意跟随基督的人分别出来。

妇人、男婴及其他人,你还不知道他们所代表的吗?
12:17 妇人(12:1)代表忠心的犹太人,而男婴(12:5)代表基督,至于“她其余的儿女”极有可能是犹太的信徒,或是所有的信徒。

属灵争战,看似遥远,其实……你相信靠主你便可以得胜吗?
12:17 使徒保罗告诉我们,我们正处在一场属灵战争中(参弗6:10-12)。约翰说,这场战争仍在进行,但战争的结果却是早已确定了的。撒但和它的爪牙已经被击败,也将要被消灭。但撒但仍然每日作战,使更多人加入它的行列,与神作对;属乎基督的人,他们已经站在神的那边参战,神也保证他们得胜。请你完全投向基督,不要动摇。一场属灵的大战正在进行,不要再犹疑不决了。

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