Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 10:1-3
10:1. I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
10:2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
10:3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Revelation 10 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood on the mercy seat or the suffering of Jesus until He dies on the cross. Because of willingly receiving the seven sprinklings of blood, Jesus receives the seven lights of glory.
ad. 7. Crying with a loud voice, as when a lion roars.
There are two kinds of the voice of roaring lion as follows:
- The lion of the devil.
- The Lion of the tribe of Judah or the Lord Jesus.
5:5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."
Jesus appears as the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, who is able to open the scroll or the revelation of the Word and cry with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. Amos 3:7-8
3:7. Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
3:8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
The voice of the roaring lion is the same as the prophetic Word or God's Word which reveals all things which have not happened yet, but will happen for sure, especially about the following two things:
- The second coming of Jesus as the King of all kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom on the glorious clouds as well as the judgment of God to the world, namely the three times seven condemnations, the doomsday, and the everlasting hell.
- The sins up to the peak which are hidden in the congregation.
The voice of the roaring lion = the prophetic Word = the teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword = the Bride Tidings. It is able to sanctify and change us until we are as perfect as Jesus is and we become the heavenly bride. Hosea 5:13-14
5:13. "When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah saw his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb; Yet he cannot cure you, Nor heal you of your wound.
5:14 For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, And like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them and go away; I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.
The prophetic Word or the Bride Tidings is the same as the Lion of the tribe of Judah that pounces and sanctifies the boils or cancers of sins until we can be as holy and perfect as Jesus is. There are three kinds of cancers of sins as follows
- Mouth canceror idle words and unclean or unholy ones such as lies, gossips, slanders, and blasphemies to God.
2 Timothy 2:16-18
2:16. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
2:17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
2:18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.
It includes the teachings of Hymenaeus and Philetus who resisted against the cross or the death because of the will to get the pleasant things for the flesh and the physical things such as the prosperity and entertainment without the sanctification.
Cancer attacks the weak part of the body until the spirituality dies, the faith is corrupted, and one falls from the teaching Word, turns to the false teachings and gossips, and perishes forever.
- Heart or mind cancer.
7:21. "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
The heart and mind are filled by twelve evil, unclean desires and the bitterness of heart, so they cannot be filled by the twelve loaves or the true teaching Word. The life is empty like the chaff in the Christianity.
1:4 The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
- Womb cancerlike a woman with the flow of blood for twelve years.
The meanings are as follows:
If the cancer of sins is kept, one cannot be renewed, but keeps on being the man of flesh and blood that will be destroyed forever.
- Being rotten or stench. It refers to the sinful deeds up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse and the ones concerning marrying-being given in marriage such as mix marriage, divorce-remarrying, sexual affair, and so on.
- The blood artery is broken. It means causing divisions or being a trouble maker.
Actually, as a priest, we must stand between God and the congregation to take part in the ministry of reconciliation. The big problems must be made small and the small ones must be made nothing.
1:19. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
4:4. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
One who causes divisions refers to men or the servants of God who are ruled by the worldly lusts. It means that they make friendship with or attach to the world.
16:17.Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
One who causes divisions also refers to the servants of God who teach other doctrines or the false teachings which are not in line with the Bible and hear the other teachings.
The Bride Tidings is the same as the Lion of the tribe of Judah that sanctifies us (the first sharpness) from the cancers of sins, so we can live in holiness like Jesus, who is holy. 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,
Living in holiness, we are set free from the cancers of sins and equipped with the ministry and anointing of Holy Spirit or the beautiful tunic, so we are used in the ministry of the edification of the perfect body of Christ.
We keep on being sanctified until our tunic becomes white and glistening or we are as perfect as Jesus is. Matthew 24:32
24:32."Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
The root of David is related to being meek. Not being meek, there is no root. It refers to the renewal of life.
The Bride Tidings is able to renew us (the second sharpness) from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus.
Where can we be changed? The fig tree must be planted in the vineyard.
We can be renewed in the shepherding which is brought up by the Bride Tidings or the true teaching Word.
The sheep must always be in the sheepfold or have the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows:
- The Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit in the anointing and gifts. We drink spiritually to get fresh.
- The Table of Showbread or 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 Christ's sacrifice. We eat spiritually so that we grow and get strong until the end line.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe with the eternal love of God.
In the shepherding, we are sanctified and changed continually until we are as glorious as Jesus is. What must be renewed
- The hard heart must be meek, namely being humble, meek, and patient.
Humbleness is the ability to confess sins.
Meekness is the ability to forgive and forget the sins of other people.
As a result, the blood of Jesus will wipe away all of our sins, so we can live in righteousness and peace, and all things become easy and light.
Patience means that we are patient in the suffering without murmuring or grumbling. We are also patient in waiting for the time of God.
4:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
One who is humble, meek, and patient will be able to love and help one another until entering the oneness of the body of Christ.
- The tongue is changed to be meek.
The meek tongue means keeping silent or doing the correction in our life by the sharpness of the sword of the Word. Finding sins, we must confess to God and other people. After being forgiven, do not do the sins anymore. We can say correctly and honestly. Say "yes" if "yes" and "no" if "no". We must limit our saying by the right and good words.
5:16. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
If the tongue is meek, we will be able to pray for one another, so we become the house of prayer.
1 Peter 3:10
3:10. For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
As a result, God makes all things good.
- The characteristics are renewed to result in the nine fruits of the Spirit or the characteristics of Jesus.
5:22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
If there are the fruits of the Spirit, we will be able to serve one another.
If one has the self-control, he will have the others fruits of the Spirit for sure.
The self control means as follows:
God lets great things happen in our life not for destroying us, but our heart, until we can be like a crying baby. As a result, He will stretch out His hands to us.
- Controlling the emotion that it does not explode, so there is no quarrel.
- Controlling the fleshly will, lusts, and mind which are always contradictory to the Word and towards the sins up to the peak.
- Controlling the fleshly feeling which always worries, doubts, disbelieves, and asks questions, so we can believe and entrust our life fully to God.
1 Peter 4:7
4:7. But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
We can worship, cry out, and surrender to God. We become like a crying baby.
The examples as well as the results are as follows:
- Peter was a great man. Unfortunately, his heart was hard and doubtful.
14:30. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
14:32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
God let him sink, so he could cry and stretch out his hands to Him. As result, He stretched out His hands and the problem was finished. There was peace.
- A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years.
5:25. Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
5:26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
5:27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
5:28 For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
God let her condition get worse until she could only stretch her hands to Him or she did not rely on her riches or any man. As a result, God also stretched out His hands and the problem was finished.
1 Peter 5:5-6
5:5. Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
God lets the young people fail because they are not submissive. Returning to the obedience and stretching out the hands to God, He will exalt us in due time. All things become successful and beautiful in His time. We are changed to be as perfect and glorious as Jesus is when He comes a second time.
God blesses you.