Simpang Borobudur no 27 Malang
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:2
13:2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

The appearances of the Antichrist as the combination of the four beasts with the peculiar feature are as follows:

  1. "like a leopard"
  2. "his feet were like the feet of a bear"
  3. "his mouth like the mouth of a lion"
  4. "The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority"

Ad. 1. "like a leopard"
Jeremiah 13:23
13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.

The pride of leopard is in its spots.
The Ethiopian belongs to the Gentiles. They are controlled by the Antichrist in the form of the leopard. It means that there is no life renewal from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus is, but they keep the fleshly men with all of the fleshly lusts and desires, so they also appear like the beast or leopard.

1 Corinthians 15:50-52
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed--
15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Consequently, the men of flesh and blood do not inherit the heavenly kingdom, but perish in the hell forever.

"We shall not all sleep" means that some people will die physically, but the others will live until Jesus comes.
Being dead or alive is not important. The important thing or our business while we are living in the world is experiencing the life renewal from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus is.

When Jesus comes a second time, there will be the last trumpet and the following things will happen.

  1. The ones who died in Jesus in the life renewal will be resurrected in the body of glory like Jesus'.
  2. The ones who live until Jesus comes a second time and experience the life renewal will be changed in the body of glory like Jesus'.

Both will be one perfect body of Christ for welcoming Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
Therefore, from now on we must get the life renewal until we are as perfect and glorious as Jesus is for reaching the New Jerusalem.

The process of the life renewal is as follows:

  1. The renewal through the water and Spirit or the baptism of water and Holy Spirit = the Court of Tabernacle.
    John 3:5
    3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

    If the Israelites and Gentiles do not get the baptism of water and Holy Spirit, they will not enter the heavenly kingdom, but perish forever.

    Matthew 3:15-17
    3:15 But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
    3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
    3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

    Therefore, Jesus also gets the baptism of water and Holy Spirit although He is a sinless man. Why?

    • For doing the will of the Father. He is obedient for bearing the sins of men, so He is considered as the sinful man.
    • For being the example of the true water baptism so that we are baptized like Jesus' baptism.

    Romans 6:2,4
    6:2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sinlive any longer in it?
    6:4 Therefore we
    were buriedwith Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raisedfrom the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    The requirement is repenting, being dead to sin, or making peace with God (vertical) and other people (horizontal). We come to the cross or make peace. By the encouragement of the Word, we can realize our sins and confess to God and others honestly. Do not repeat the sin after being forgiven! We can also forgive the sin of other people and forget it. As a result, the blood of Jesus washes away all sins or covers our sin. Do not repeat the sin anymore! It means that we die to sin or repent.

    The true water baptism is done through being buried in water with Jesus after believing Him, repenting, or being dead to sin. After that, we are raised from the burial of water with Jesus and the heavens are opened. We get the new life or the heavenly one as the sons of God.

    Who must be baptized? The Israelites and Gentiles must be baptized.

    Acts 9:17-19
    9:17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
    9:18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.
    9:19 So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus.

    Saul had to be baptized and filled up by Holy Spirit to become Paul, the apostle.

    Acts 8:26-32,36-40
    8:26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.
    8:27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,
    8:28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.
    8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot."
    8:30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
    8:31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
    8:32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
    8:36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?"
    8:37 Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
    8:38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
    8:39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
    8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

    Thus, the Gentiles who are full of sins can also be changed thorugh the baptism of water and Holy Spirit, but ater hearing the Word until believing Jesus and repenting.

    1 Peter 3:20-21
    3:20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
    3:21 There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    The result of the true water baptism is the renewal of the heart which tends to do evil to the good conscience or the sincere heart like the dove's. We can firmly distinguish between the true and the false things, so we can live in righteousness, only do righteous things and say righteous words, until we can repay good for evil. It is the same as being saved and blessed by God as well as becoming blessings for others.

    1 Timothy 1:12-16
    1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,
    1:13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
    1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
    1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
    1:16 However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

    Saul had been the most sinful man, but he believed Jesus, repented, and got the baptism of water and Holy Spirit, so he could be renewed to be Paul, the apostle, who was used for the ministry of the reconciliation and being the example for bringing the sinful men to believe Jesus, get the salvation, repent, and live in righteousness.

  2. The renewal in the good and righteous shepherding.
    Exodus 3:1-5
    3:1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
    3:2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
    3:3 Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."
    3:4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
    3:5 Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."

    The righteous and good shepherding system is towards the Mount Horeb or Sinai. It means being based on the true teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword, the Bride Tidings in the light of Tabernacle, or the repeated sound of the trumpet like a branch that abides in the true Vine. Sooner or later we will see the great sight, namely the bush which is in fire does not burn because the fire comes from heaven, namely the fire of the Word, Holy Sprit, and God's love.
    The great sight means that the sinful men who are in the curses of sin can be saved and then shepherded correctly and well to get the work of the fire from heaven and the sanctification as well as the renewal until being as perfect as Jesus is.

    Who must be shepherded? The Israelites and Gentiles must be shepherded.

    Acts 2:41-42
    2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
    2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

    Where must we be shepherded? We must be shepherded in the Holy Place, the sheepfold, or the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows.

    • The Golden Candlestick or the perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing nd gifts.
      We are sanctified and changed y the power or fire of Holy Spirit.

    • The Table of Showread or the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
      We are sanctified by the fire of the true teaching Word, the Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword or the Bride Tidings in the light of Taberncale.

    • The Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.

    Thus, in the sheepfold or the perseverance in doing the three main services to God, the Word, Holy Spirit, and God's love are able to sanctify and renew us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus is.

    • The renewal of the sight.
      Hebrews 11:24-26
      11:24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
      11:25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
      11:26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

      The fleshly sight is renewed to be the spiritual one in the faith. It is said as the eyes of the dove.

      Song of Solomon 1:15
      1:15 -- THE BELOVED Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove's eyes.

      Our sight is only towards Jesus as the High Priest who sits at the rightside of the throne of Father God.

      The facts found in it are as follows:

      1. Taking heed to the Word of God, the voice of the shepherd, or the sound of the trumpet seriously with a need until we can enjoy the repeated teaching Word.
        Luke 8:18
        8:18 "Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him."

        As a result, we can get the sanctification to our inward and outward man, so we live in holiness. After being sanctified, we will be given the tunic of many colors or used in the edification of the body of Christ.

        Ephesians 4:11-12
        4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
        4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

        We are used in the ministry for the edification of the perfect body of Christ. It begins from the marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until the Israelites and Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ.

        [Exodus 3:5] The holiness of a priest will affect the place where he is.

      2. The sight to the field of God. We can be faithful and responsible in the ministry until the end line or the time when Jesus comes a second time.
        Colossians 4:17
        4:17 And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."

    • [Exodus 3:4] The renewal of the characteristics to become honest. It refers to the silver.
      Proverbs 10:20
      10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little.

      Being obedient until the flesh does not speak refers to the gold.
      The silver and gold refer to the wings of the dove.

      Psalm 68:13
      68:13 Though you lie down among the sheepfolds, You will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And her feathers with yellow gold."

      Psalm 55:6-8
      55:6 So I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
      55:7 Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness. Selah
      55:8 I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest."

      As a result, the wings of the dove make us fly to pass through the storm of the sea of the world. There are the protection and preservation of God in the midst of the difficulties in the world and disasters until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years.
      The storm can be made calm. Allt hings are finished, silent, peaceful, easy, and light until we can say "I shall not want" or we become perfect.

  3. Through the sprinkling of blood, the Most Holy Place, or the suffering in the flesh because of Jesus.
    2 Corinthians 4:16-17
    4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
    4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

    There must be the suffering in the flesh. Why? It makes us get the renewal to the five senses.

    For example, King Hezekiah got the sprinkling of blood twice.

    • In the fight against Sennacherib who besieged Jerusalem.
      Isaiah 36:12
      36:12 But the Rabshakeh said, "Has my master sent me to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, who will eat and drink their own waste with you?"

      Why did God let it happen? He let it happen to make Hezekiah get the renewal of the four senses.
      Isaiah 37:17
      37:17 "Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.

      The earsare renewed to be obedient so that God hears us when we cry out to Him.
      Our eyeskeep on looking at Him. We keep on believing and hoping God, not others.

      Isaiah 37:15
      37:15 Then Hezekiah prayed to the LORD, saying:

      We can pray to God. It refers to the nose.

      Isaiah 36:21
      36:21 But they held their peace and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

      The mouthdoes neither grumble nor plead our own life, but we keep silent more and do the introspection in our life until we can confess our sins to God and others.

    • King Hezekiah was in the impossible disease.
      Isaiah 38:1-3
      38:1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'"
      38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD,
      38:3 and said, "Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah
      wept bitterly.

      It happened to make the renewal of the skinor feelings.
      Weeping bitterly means groaning and crying like a mother who will give birth or a crying baby, hoping the grace of God only.

      Isaiah 38:14
      38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; Undertake for me!

      Mark 10:13,16
      10:13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
      10:16 And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.

      The results are as follows:

      1. The stretching of the merciful hands of God blesses the babies. We get the spiritual blessings, namely the revelation of the Word, the anointing, and the love of God as well as the blessings in the household and the unity.

      2. The merciful hands of God embrace, plead, preserve, and make us warm, so we keep faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to Him.

      3. The merciful hands of God touch or change us continually. If the spiritual miracle happens, the physical ones will also happen. God will do the things which the baby cannot do.

      Song of Solomon 2:14
      2:14 "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely."

      When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is with the lovely face which shines like the sun and the sweet voice saying "Alleluia" together with our family who is still alive and the others who have passed away. We enter the New Jerusalem to be with Jesus forever.

God blesses you.

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