Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood in front of the Ark of the Covenant or the suffering in the flesh of the church together with Jesus as the last sanctification of the church until reaching the perfection. There are three things which are used for the sanctification as follows
- The blood of Jesus for the sanctification of the past.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the Altar of Burnt Offerings in the Court.
1 John 4:10
4:10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Jesus is the only sinless Man. He must get the suffering unti He dies on the cross to be the propitiation for our sins or to forgive and sanctify our sins in the past.
The sins in the past refer to the sinful deeds we have done, the sinful words we have said, and the sinful mind we have thought.
The wage of sin is death. If the sins in the past are not finished, one will be swallowed by the death.
1 John 1:7,9
1:7But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses usfrom all sin.
1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
How can we get the sanctification for our sins in the past? We must come to the cross of Jesus or confess our sins with a full awareness, serious regret, and sincere heart, so the blood of Jesus will actively do the following things:
- Forgiving, reconciling, and covering all of our sins until there is no remnant anymore as if we had never done, said, and thought such sins.
- Sanctifyng all of our sins, so we get the deliverance from sins. We do not repeat sin, but hate it.
6:16.These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
6:17 A proud look(1), A lying tongue(2), Hands that shed innocent blood(3),
6:18 A heart that devises wicked plans(4), Feet that are swift in running to evil(5),
6:19 A false witness who speaks lies(6), And one who sows discord among brethren(7).
'A lying tongue' = ramified tongue.
Being set free from sin begins from hating the seven sins, so we can live in righteousness and holiness and our lamp can be burning. Our life becomes useful and precious.
Thus, the blood of Jesus makes us useful and precious before God and other people, so we can be joyful.
- The true teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword or the sanctification for present life.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the Table of Showbread in the Holy Place.
Being set free from sins, do not return to them anymore, but continue to the teaching Word!
15:3."You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
119:9.BETH. How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
'the word which I have spoken to you' = we are sanctified by the Word which is spoken by Jesus Himself or the revelation of the Word through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible. It is the same as the true teaching Word, the sanctification Word, or the Bride Tidings.
In the relation with the vine, the branch abiding in the true Vine can be cleansed by the sanctification Word. We are continually sanctified. This is the right position.
The branch abiding in the true Vine means as foolows:
After the Word becomes the apple of eye and we attach to Jesus, we will be sanctified continually and we become the apple of God's eye or the priests and kings who are loved by God as His beloved.
- We must be shepherded to the true teaching Word. We must enjoy consuming the true food or hear and obey the repeated true teaching Word.
Hearing and obeying the Word, it will be ingrained in our life like the apple of our eye. It will determine our following God.
7:2.Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
- We must be in the perseverance in doing the three kinds of main service to God, namely the General Service, the Bible Study Service, and the Prayer Service.
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God or Jesus Himself.
If the branch does not abide in the vine, it will not be sanctified or it cannot become the apple of God's eye, but the dirt of eye.
The pastor first must abide in the true Vine.
What must be sanctified by the repeated sanctification Word? The sins in the present or the snare of sins which are set by Satan must be sanctified as follows:
The snare of sin causes one to stumble and be unable to rise anymore. It means that he cannot repent and his following Jesus to Mount Zion or the New Jerusalem is failed. It means the everlasting perdition.
- The will of money.
1 Timothy 6:9-10
6:9.But those who desire to be richfall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 6:10 For the love of moneyis a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
The love of money is the same as not loving God or having no love.
The facts found in it are stinginess and greediness.
The stinginess means that one cannot give.
The greediness means stealing the possession of others, especially God's, namely the tithes and offerings.
This is the sins which ensnare men. Many people minister to God only to look for money.
Being sanctified, we will love God more than all things and we can love other people until we can feel more blessed to give than to receive.
- False teachings.
12:29." When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,
12:30 "take heed to yourself that you are not ensnaredto follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.'"
'do not inquire' = inquiring, one will love the false thing because it is comfortable to the flesh.
The false teaching causes the false baptism, ordination, marriage, and worship.
Being deceived by the false teachings is the same as losing the apple of eye.
The consequence is being in the darkness, namely about the righteousness, so one falls in the self-truth up to the perdition.
The false teaching becomes the greatest snare because it is difficult or unable to be released.
2 Peter 2:1
2:1.But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
- The peak of sins, namely the sins concerning ating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage or fornication with all of its kinds.
7:5.That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.
7:21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.
7:22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
7:23 Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life.
Be careful! Seducing woman or man means that a harlot or the woman of Babylon is in her or his life.
'it would cost his life' = doing the peak of sins is the same as committing the suicide.
- Meaningless words, lies, gossip, slander, and loving quarelling and judging.
18:6A fool's lipsenter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snareof his soul.
18:8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
Nevertheless, if the branch abides in the true Vine, we will get the sanctification from the snare of sin intensively. We do not stumble. The results are as follows:
2 Timothy 4:1-2
- We are sanctified more and able to love one another.
- Sooner or later we will yield sweet fruits. We must patiently wait for the time of God.
- We can follow Jesus up to the Mount Zion or perfection.
4:1.I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
The works of the sanctification Word are as follows:
Rejecting the sanctification because of keeping sins, the chastening will come as the manifestation of God's love.
- 'Convince ' = revealing the hidden sins, so we can realize, regret, and confess our sin. We get the forgiveness, so the death cannot have dominion over us anymore.
- 'rebuke ' = the Word hard rebukes us so that we do not repeat the sins, but repent or stop sinning and return to God.
- 'exhort'= the Word advises us with patience so that we are not ensnared and we do not fall in sins, but keep on living in righteousness and holiness. We are not deceived, but keep on holding fast the true teaching.
He chastens us because He supposes us as the apple of His eye.
If the chastening is still rejected, we will be left by God.
12:5.And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives."
12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
12:8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
12:9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
12:10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruitof righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Why does the chastening have to happen?
- We are not the illegitimate son.
- To make us return to the holiness, so we can yield the sweet fruits up to the bride or perfection.
- The sprinkling of blood or the sanctification for the future or the last one.
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the Most Holy Place.
In the Old Testament, Aaron the high priest, entered the Most Holy Place once a year bringing the blood and incense for the ministry of reconciliation through the two times seven sprinkling of blood as follows:
Shekinah glory happened from the two times seven sprinklings of blood.
- The seven sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of the Covenant.
- The seven sprinklings of blood in front of the Ark of the Covenant.
In the New Testament, Jesus the High priest, only once enters the Most Holy Place or the heavenly throne bringing His own blood and the incense or the intercession prayer for the ministry of reconciliation through the two times seven sprinklings of blood as follows:
- The seven sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of the Covenant = the suffering of Jesus until He dies on the cross.
- The seven sprinklings of blood in front of the Ark of the Covenant = the suffering of the church together with or because of Jesus, not sin.
10:1.For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.
10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
10:5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me.
10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure.
10:7 Then I said, 'Behold, I have come--In the volume of the book it is written of Me--To do Your will, O God.'"
10:8 Previously saying, "Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them" (which are offered according to the law),
10:9 then He said, "Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God." He takes away the first that He may establish the second.
10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
10:11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
10:12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,
10:13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.
10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
Verse 1-4 = the ministry of reconciliation in the Old Testament.
Verse 5-14 = the ministry of reconciliation in the New Testament.
What must be sprinkled with blood?
In the sprinkling of blood, God is increasing our faithfulness, faith, hope, and love, so we are brought to climb the mountain. It means that there are the sprinkling of blood and incense.
- The faithfulness in the service and ministry to God as well as the shepherding.
10:25.not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the moreas you see the Day approaching.
We must suffer for being faithful.
Faithfulness must be the characteristic of our life which cannot be influenced by anything.
Being faithful, we will reach the fellowship that can please God, namely the fellowship which is sanctified by the sprinkling of blood, so we can reach the fellowship of the perfect body of Christ.
The fellowship of the body begins from the marriage. Take heed to the faithfulness in the marriage! It begins from the time of having relationship.
The formula of marriage must be 1 + 1=1. There must be the cross only between the husband and wife.
The fellowship of the body of Christ that begins from the marriage towards the coming of Jesus must be united by the love of God that comes from the cross, namely confessing and forgiving sin one another, so the blood of Jesus forgives our sins and the love of God is poured out.
10:22.let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
The sanctification through the sprinkling of blood is useful for making our faith firm, so we have the firm faith which is like the pure gold. .
For being able to enter the fellowship of the perfect body of Christ that begins from the marriage, we must have the firm faith.
Why? In the edification of the perfect body of Christ, there must be the shakings which can make one depart from the faith. Such thing cannot be fought by money or position, but the firm faith.
The physical shaking refers to the impossible problem until one does not believe to God Himself and His power. It means falling or departing from faith.
The spiritual shaking refes to the false teachings, including gossips and slanders which cause one to doubt the true teaching Word and commit sins up to the peak that makes him depart from faith.
10:23.Let us hold fast the confession of our hopewithout wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Do not run away in facing the sprinkling of blood! We can see God as the faithful and merciful High Priest when we are in the sprinking of blood. He never deceives us. He understands our suffering very deeply.
Therefore, we must keep ourselves away from the flowing negative things during the sprinkling of blood:
At that time, God will give the power of His love which can defeat the death.
- Do not create your own way which is outside the Word, but keep on
staying on the way of God!
- Do not be hopeless! Do not leave God! Just fully surrender to Him!
10:24.And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
If there are the blood and incense, there will be the ministry of the High Priest who is faithful and merciful. He knows and feels our weaknesses. He will stretch out His hands and give shekinah gloryto us.
We also pray and fuly surrender to God. We surrender all physical and spiritual weaknesses to God and the clouds of glory will happen.
The results are as follows:
- God's hands are able to protect and preserve us who are small and powerless in the midst of difficulties in the world up to the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
105:39.He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night.
- God's hands lead us in the wilderness of the world.
78:14.In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire.
God leads us in the daytime for facing the heat of temptation, so we can feel peaceful. The hands of Holy Spirit are able to finish all impossible problems.
The hand of God leads us at night so that we are not in the spiritual cold and rebellion, but we keep faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to God until the end line.
The hands of God protect us from the destruction. The destroyed marriage and children can be restored.
- God changes our life from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones, namely being strong and of good courage.
1 Peter 4:14
4:14.If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
Facing the sprinkling of blood, we must be strong and of good courage. We do not go back, but keep on believing nd hoping God.
We are used in the revival of the edification of the perfect body of Christ up to the Mount Zion or the New Jerusalem.
Our life becomes successful and beautiful. All problems are finished.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is with the perfect faith, hope, and love for being worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
13:12.For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
We enter the New Jerusalem forever.
There will be the clouds of glory when there is the sprinkling of blood, do not ever go back!
Just live in the righteousness, be shepherded, and face the sprinkling of blood! Let God work!
God blesses you.