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. It refers to the repetition and increase of Revelation 2-3.
Revelation 2-3 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood for the church of the Gentiles with all of their weaknesses that must be sanctified.
Nevertheless, it has been said in Revelation 14 that the body of Christ consists of the Israelites (144.000 men of the twelve tribes of Israel as the core of the heavenly bride) and the Gentiles as the complement. Both are united in one perfect body of Christ or the heavenly bride.
It also happened in the edification of Tabernacle.Exodus 35:30-3535:30.And Moses said to the children of Israel, "See, the LORD has called by name Bezalelthe son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
35:31 "and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship,
35:32 "to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze,
35:33 "in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of artistic workmanship.
35:34 "And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, in him and Aholiabthe son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
35:35 "He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work of the engraver and the designer and the tapestry maker, in blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen, and of the weaver -- those who do every workand those who design artistic works.
The title is The Artisan Called by God.
The edification of the Tabernacle was entrusted to the following men:
Revelation 14:14-1614:14.Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.
- Bezalel of the tribe of Judah for making the blueprint.
He refers to the Israelite who was filled up with Holy Spirit.
- Aholiab of the tribe of Dan.
He refers to the Gentiles because the tribe of Dan is not put in the twelve tribes of Israel, but being put in the Gentiles who were filled up with the teaching for becoming the implementer.
14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe."
14:16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
It refers to reaping the ripe wheat on earth or the edification of the perfect body of Christ for bringing the church into the barn of the heavenly kingdom (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, December 07, 2021).
The ripe wheat refers to the perfect heavenly bride.
Where is the harvest? It is in God's field. John 4:34-364:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
4:35 "Do you not say,'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
4:36 "And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reapsmay rejoice together.
To enter the harvest, we must look at, pay attention to, and work in the field of God.There are two kinds of working in the field of God as follows
John 4:344:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Himwho sent Me, and to finish His work.
- Sowing = the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain, namely the revival in the Gospel Word for bringing the sinful people for believing Jesus and getting the salvation.
It is useful for adding the quantity of the member of the body of Christ.
The direction is from Jerusalem, to Judea, Samaria, up to the end of the earth or Papua.
1:8. "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
- Reaping = the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain, namely in the teaching Word for sanctifying the saved people until being as perfect as Jesus is and becoming the heavenly bride or the ripe wheat for being worthy to enter the barn of the heavenly kingdom.
It is useful for adding the quality of the body of Christ.
The direction is from the east to the west, namely from Indonesia to western countries, Samaria, Judea, up to Jerusalem.
The house of Israel will receive Jesus who will come in the glory, so they become the one perfect body of Christ for entering the barn of the heavenly kingdom.
24:27. "For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
The ways for working in God's field are as follows
John 4:354:35. "Do you not say,'There are still four monthsand then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
- We must take the example of Jesus that is related to the food.
'My food is to do the will of Him'= the ministry which is not as a duty only, but the absolute need like eating food.
4:31. In the meantime His disciples urged Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."
4:32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
4:33 Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?"
4:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
The disciples had done the duty in the ministry well, namely providing food for Jesus, but it still needed to be increased until becoming the absolute need which cannot be separated like the food which has become the blood and flesh.
Ministering to God with an absolute need like the food which has become the blood and flesh means being obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore and faithful until the end line, namely we pass away or Jesus comes a second time.
Being obedient and faithful is the same as feeding Jesus or satisfying His heart, so we will also be satisfied by Him.
- Working with lifting up our eyes. It means not looking down.
4:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
4:35 "Do you not say,'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyesand look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!
It means that we do not look at the pride and self-interest, but the interest of the heavenly kingdom.
1 Corinthians 4:7
4:7. For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
2 Corinthians 8:8-9,12
8:8. I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.
8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
8:12 For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
God never asks what we do not have, but what we have received from Him because all of our possessions come from Him. Therefore, we minister to Him for the sake of the heavenly kingdom.
The examples are as follows:
Therefore, we must relate all of our activities in the world with the interest of the field of God through doing the good deeds.
- Before Abraham received son from God, He had never asked his son. After Abraham had a son, God asked for his son and he gave his son to Him. As a result, God gave him physical descendants and the spiritual ones, namely all nations, so the Israelites and Gentiles can be one perfect body of Christ.
Do not be proud when we give anything because we receive all things from God. We give to the field of God, so the Israelites and Gentiles can be one perfect body of Christ.
- King David also said the same thing, namely he received all things from God and he gave all things to God.
- A widow.
12:41. Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.
12:42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.
12:43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;
12:44 "for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
The widow had known that he had to minister to God with presenting her life because she knew that what she had received was the blessing from God. Thus, she had been under the covering of God's preservation before the world entered the total destruction. The ministry of the widow could please God.
1 Timothy 6:17
6:17. Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.
All things we have from God must be enjoyed, not for making us stingy and greedy. It means we use those things for the edification of the perfect body of Christ. It refers to the good deeds that accompany us up to the throne of God although we pass away.
14:13.Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write:'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lordfrom now on.'""Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them."
When do we have to be in God's field? 'four months
' = 120 days = 120 years of Jubilee because ethere is verse that says that one day is conted as one year.
120 years of Jubilee = 6.000 years as the time for working in God's field.
- The beginning age or the age of Father God that is counted from Adam to Abraham for about 2000 years. It was in the past.
- The middle age or the age of the Son of God that is counted from Abraham to Jesus'first coming for about 2000 years. It was in the past.
- The last age or the age of Holy Spirit God that is counted from Jesus' first coming to His second coming for about two thousand years.
We are in 2022. It is the lengthening of the patience of God.
Thus, we are in the spiritual revival now, in the time of crisis.
Why? It is so that we do not rely in the things of the world which is shaken, but only to the great mercy of God. There are three kinds of spiritual revival as follows
- The breaking of five loaves and two fishes for feeding the five thousand men.
14:19. Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
14:20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
14:21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
The loaves refer to the Word.
The number five refers to the five wounds of Jesus.
The fish refers to Holy Spirit.
Thus, the five loaves and two fishes refer to the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit that preach Jesus'first coming in the world as the only sinless Man who must die on the cross for saving and blessing the sinful men.
It is said as the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain or the revival in the gospel.
It was nightime or the time of crisis. The Word was preached in the time of crisis too.
The five loaves and two fishes were from a little kid. It means that God uses life that is like a little kid who submits his whole life to God, not the rich one.
The five thousand men sat in groups, of one hundred and of fifty as follows:
Obedience and faithfulness are the food of God.
- 100 = 10 x 10 = hearing and being obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore.
- 50 = the number of Pentecost = Holy Spirit that makes us faithful and fervent in spirit until the end line.
One who is obedient and faithful will enter the sheepfold. The sheepfold is the place for keeping and increasing the salvation until we can say'I shall not want'.
It means that we get the preservation of God up to the abundanve and perfection.
- The breaking of seven loaves and a few little fish for four thousand men.
15:33. Then His disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?"
15:34 Jesus said to them, "How many loavesdo you have?" And they said, "Seven, anda few little fish."
15:35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
15:36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.
15:37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.
15:38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
The loaves became more, but the people became less. It means that many are called, but few are chosen or many are blessed, but few become the heavenly bride.
The seven loaves and fish refer to the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit that preaches Jesus'second coming for sanctifying and perfecting all of us. We enter the Paradise and the barn of the heavenly kingdom forever.
It is called as the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival in the teaching Word which is entrusted to the Gentiles.
The revival also happens in the time of crisis so that we can rely on the mercy of God.
It is for adding the quality of the body of Christ up to the perfection.
- The breaking of one bread.
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
10:16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
10:17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.
It reefers to the Holy Communion. We eat the body of Christ and drink the blood of Jesus for uniting the body and the Head.
6:54. "Whoever eats My fleshand drinks My bloodhas eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:55 "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
6:56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
We place Jesus as the Head for bearing and helping us from all of our weaknesses. This is the importance of the Holy Communion because there are our three weaknesses between the first breaking of bread or the revival of the gospel and the second or the revival of the teachings as follows:
- Peter started to sink because his heart was 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.
The weaknesses of the church are as follows:
The consequence is decreasing physically and spiritually, namely committing sins up to the peak. The life is in total failure.
- Doubting Jesus or the true teaching Word as the head.
- Doubting the power of Jesus.
Through the Holy Communion, the doubtful heart is changed to be strong and of good courage. We place the teaching Word as the head.
The proof is that we can stretch out our hands to God and believe His power.
God lets us almost drown because He wants us to return to the true teaching. He will lift us up from the spiritual and physical deterioration we have, so our physical and spiritual life can increase.
The fall in sins is lifted up until we can live in righteousness. The failure is changed into success and beauty in time of need.
- Physical and spiritual diseases.
14:34. When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
14:35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick,
14:36 and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.
The spiritual disease refers to sins up to the peak which have been ingrained in life. Such thing disturbs the marriage and ordination. The church is made as marketplace and whipped by God.
Let us touch the hem of His garment or the Bride Tidings.
19:13. He was clothed with a robedipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Let us receive the teaching Word and the physical and spiritual disease will be healed. We can live in righteousness and holiness.
- The words.
15:21. Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed."
15:23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us."
15:24 But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
15:26 But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
15:27 And she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters'table."
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
'great is your faith'= the words of faith.
The Gentiles are the same as the dog, namely the meaningless words, gossips, lies, and slanders.
The meaningless words are changed into the tongue that licks the bread. It means eating the Word and the Holy Communion.
This is the chance for the Gentiles for being able to speak the righteous, holy, and good words.
It begins from being honest about the teachings, and then testifying, worshiping God, and asking for His mercy. As a result, the miracle will happen for sure, all impossible problems can be made possible.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is for being worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter the Paradise and the barn of the heavenly kingdom forever.
God blesses you.