Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 8:6-7
8:6 So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
8:7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
The first condemnation of trumpet happens through the hail and fire, mingled with blood.
The hail means the crisis of love.
The fire means that the lawlessness abounds.
Consequently, the blood of the one who is not guilty is shed.
A third of the earth, a third of the trees, and all green grass are burned up.
It means that men cannot dwell on a third of the earth.
Likewise, men live without the love, but rebellion until they shed the blood of the people who are not guilty and they cannot be the dwelling place of God. 1 Corinthians 3:16
3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Actually, God has created men to be the dwelling place of His Spirit. Exodus 25:8
25:8 "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwellamong them.
Formerly, He wanted to dwell among men through making the Tabernacle or sanctuary.
Now, the physical Tabernacle has been destroyed, but we have the spiritual one, namely the Tabernacle teaching.
Through the Tabernacle teaching, God wants to reform and recreate men to be His dwelling place. There are three rooms in the Tabernacle as follows
- The Court. It refers to the righteousness.
- The Holy Place. It refers to the holiness.
- The Most Holy Place. It refers to the perfection.
Thus, God wants to form and fill our life through the Tabernacle teaching as follows
- Giving the form of righteousness like Jesus, who is righteous.
1 John 3:7
3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
1 John 1:7,9
1:7 But 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 us from 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.
The process is as follows.
- We realize, regret, and confess our sins to God and other people by the encouragement of the Word that points at our sins. As a result, the blood of Jesus will actively forgive all sins until there is no remnant anymore. God looks at us as if we had never done such sins.
- The roots of sins are pulled out, so we do not sin anymore.
At that time, we are justified. We live in righteousness or have the form of righteousness and the Tabernacle teaching fills us with faith.
1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
The facts found in living by faith are as follows.
Being empty of the faith, one has no form of righteousness anymore.
- Relying fully on God or prioritizing Him more than anything in the world.
The proof is returning the tithes which belong to God and the offerings. The tithes refer to our confession that we live by God.
- Not sinning anymore until someday we cannot sin.
1 John 3:8-9
3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
3:9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
1 John 1:10
1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
- Giving the form of holiness.
1 Peter 1:15-16
1:15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1:16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
1 John 3:2-3
3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3:3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
The form of holiness means that we are filled with the hope up to the highest one, namely being as holy as Jesus is.
The facts found in it are as follows.
- We are willingly sanctified by the teaching Word or Tabernacle teaching.
We can endure and enjoy the preaching of the teaching Word or Tabernacle teaching.
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."
We get the sanctification of heart and mind from the twelve desires of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness.
As a result, our heart is filled by twelve loaves which are set in two rows, six in a row (6 6) or the true teaching Word which keeps on sanctifying our deeds and sayings until we have no blemish.
- We persevere in waiting for Jesus' second coming. It is the same as the perseverance in the Holy Place or the sheepfold as follows.
8:24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
The perseverance in doing the three main services to God gives us the following results.
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts.
- The Table of Showbread refers to 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.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.
- Our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch us.
The sins up to the peak or the ones concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being in marriage cannot make us stumble.
The false teachings and gossips whose truth cannot be accounted for cannot deceive us.
As a result, we are always in the anointing of Holy Spirit and peaceful. All things become easy and light.
- We become like a branch that attaches to the true Vine, so we will yield sweet fruits sooner or later.
- All of our many needs which are increasing in the midst of many difficulties in the world are included in the perseverance in the shepherding pen.
10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
10:37 "For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
The Lord as the Great Shepherd has willingly submitted His life for His sheep to fulfill all things we need for our present life, the beautiful future, up to the everlasting life.
- Giving the form of perfection.
5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
The form of perfection means that we are filled with the love of God.
The facts found in it are as follows.
- The love of God unites.
3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
The love unites us with God through loving Him more than anything or being obedient.
The love also unites us with other people through loving, serving, and praying for one another until we can love our enemy or repay good for evil.
- The love of God perfects us.
3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
It perfects us until we do not stumble in words. We only say "Alleluia" when Jesus comes a second time.
Thus, the Tabernacle teaching gives form and fills our life as follows
- Giving the form of righteousness or faith.
- Giving the form of holiness or hope.
- Giving the form of perfection or the love of God.
If we have the forms of righteousness, holiness, and perfection or the faith, hope, and love, God will dwell in our life. We become the house of prayer. We like worshipping God. We only cry out and surrender to God as well as believe and entrust our life to Him. The results are as follows
- The power of resurrection.
5:35 While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?"
5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe."
5:37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
5:38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly.
5:39 When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping."
5:40 And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
5:41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
5:42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.
The things which do not exist yet can be created. The impossible things can be made possible.
The power of resurrection will preserve our life miraculously.
- The power of glory.
17:1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
It changes us from fleshly man to spiritual one like Jesus is.
4:5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
4:6 So the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
The sad face or the envy, revenge, and hatred without a cause must be changed into the cheerful one.
1 Samuel 1:15-18
1:15 And Hannah answered and said, "No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1:16 "Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now."
1:17 Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him."
1:18 And she said, "Let your maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
The sad facein the marriage and children or the distress, depression, ill will, and so on, must be submitted to God, so it can be cheerful. We must be sure that God will help us.
24:17 And He said to them, "What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?"
24:18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, "Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?"
24:19 And He said to them, "What things?" So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
24:20 "and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
24:21 "But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
24:22 "Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.
24:23 "When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
One with the sad face because of disappointment and hopelessness must also cry out to God so that his face can be cheerful.
2:10 She is empty, desolate, and waste! The heart melts, and the knees shake; Much pain is in every side, And all their faces are drained of color.
The pale faceor the anxiety and fear about the daily and future life or the death must be submitted to God, so we can get the peace.
The bad faceor the sinful deeds up to the peak must be changed into the cheerful one. We can leave the sins and live in righteousness and holiness.
The three kinds of face are found in a criminal who was crucified beside Jesus. It means destruction, failure, impossibility, and perdition.
23:40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?
23:41 "And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong."
23:42 Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom."
23:43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
Let us confess our condition to God honestly tonight. We cry out and surrender only to God and worship Him. As a result, our face is changed into the cheerful one. We get the atmosphere of paradise.
52:13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
It may happen because Jesus has died on the cross and become so marred to bear all of our badness.
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.
It continues until our face becomes like the sun when Jesus comes a second time.
God blesses you.