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 for the last sanctification up to the perfection.Revelation 14 can be divided into the following three parts
- Verse 1-5 = the church's following Jesus as the Lamb of God (it has been explained from General Service in Malang, August 15, 2021 to Prayer Service in Malang, October 14, 2021).
- Verse 6-13 = the announcement about the judgment (it has been explained in General Service in Malang, October 17, 2021 to General Service in Malang, December 5, 2021).
- Verse 14-20 = the harvest on earth (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, December 7, 2021).
ad. 3.There are two kinds of reaping on earth as follows
- Verse 14-16 = Reaping the wheat(it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, December 7, 2021 to General Service in Malang, January 09, 2021)
It refers to the fruit of the sprinkling of blood or the last sanctification for being brought to the barn of the heavenly kingdom.
- Verse 17-20 = Reaping the vine on earth.
It refers to the fruit of the life that rejects the sprinkling of blood, so it must be thrown into the great winepress of the wrath of God until there is blood coming out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles.
ad. 1.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.
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.
The ripe wheat refers to the perfect body of Christ or the heavenly bride.
For being the ripe wheat and entering the barn of the heavenly kingdom, the church must pass the process of winnowing, shaking, and test.
It is said as the time of engagement. 2 Corinthians 11:2-411:2.For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virginto Christ.
11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicitythat is in Christ.
11:4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put upwith it!
It is the last time for entering the marriage. There are two things which must be kept as follows
- The simplicity that is in Christ, one Man, or one true teaching Word.
It means that we must hold fast the true teaching Word or only hear the true teaching Word and not give any chance for hearing other doctrines.
Eve only once heard the voice of the serpent and she fell instantly until being driven out of garden Eden.
Not giving any chance for hearing the other doctrines means as follows:
- Rejecting the persuasion of other men, namely the false teachings.
The persuasion makes unfaithfulness until one departs the faith.
- Obeying one teaching Word.
- 'chaste virgin'= holiness and purity.
If we are faithful and obedient to the true teaching Word, we will be sanctified from sins up to the peak. Moreover, we are sanctified from hypocrisy, namely pretending to be faithful and obedient.
We are sanctified until we appear as the holy virgin.
It means not being mixed with sins, false teachings, and hypocrisy.
Where can we keep the faithfulness, holiness, and purity? We can keep them when we attach to the true Vine or we are shepherded to Jesus or the true teaching Word well and correctly.
John 15:1-415:1."I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
'Abide in Me
We always dwell in the sheepfold, namely 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 and gifts.
- The Table of Showbread or the perseverance in doing the Bible Service with the Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and sacrifice of Christ.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so we can endure the shakings and sprinklings of blood. We are sanctified. We can be faithful to one Man until someday we become the holy virgin who is as perfect as Jesus is. We become the ripe wheat that is ready to be reaped. We are ready for welcoming Jesus' second coming and entering the barn of the heavenly kingdom forever.
How great a man is, he will not be holy and faithful if he is not shepherded well and correctly, so he becomes Babylon or the bride of Satan who is perfect in evil and uncleanness until perishing forever in the hell.
The example is Esau.Genesis 25:25,2725:25.And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.
25:27 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.
Esau had the superiority more than Jacob as follows
- Being born red. It refers to the sign of blood or repentance.
- The body was like a hairy garment all over. The hair refers to Holy Spirit. It means living in the anointing of Holy Spirit or righteousness.
- Being the firstborn son. It means having the firstborn right, namely the right to get married and become the heavenly bride or inherit the heavenly kingdom.
According to the birth, Esau was great. Unfortunately, he lost his firstborn right, so he did not become the heavenly bride, but was full of tears and destroyed forever. Why could it happen
- In the growing time, Esau liked pursuing the will of the flesh.
25:27. So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.
Pursuing is the same as wandering or not being shepherded, so one is ruled over by the two great pursuing spirits on the last days as follows:
- Pursing money or physical entertainment until making all things legal although it is not in line with the true teaching Word.
- Pursuing the physical entertainment that aims at the peak of sins, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse as well as the ones concerning marrying-being given in marriage or the fornication between a man and a woman who are not legal spouse, sexual affairs, homosexuality and lesbianism, sexuality with animal, wrong marriage, mix marriage, and marrying-being given in marriage.
26:34.When Esau was forty years old, he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
26:35 And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.
Because of the pursuing spirit, Esau committed the mix marriage although God had forbidden getting married with the Hittite.
It means entering the wrong marriage and causing the grief of mind to parents and God's heart.
Making God's heart grieved, there will be the judgment.
And then, the church of the Gentiles also appears like the dog and swine, namely being in nakedness, but not getting ashamed. Moreover, one feels great and used by God.
Having the pursuing spirit, the house of God will be the den of thieves.
Consequently, the life is in weariness, namely living in the atmosphere of curses up to the everlasting perdition.
25:29.Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.
- Being a profane person spiritually.
12:16.lest there be any fornicator or profaneperson like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary." Therefore his name was called Edom.
25:31 But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day."
25:32 And Esau said, "Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?"
It means sacrificing spiritual things for the little physical things, so one is unfaithful in the service and ministry to God and disobedient to the Word.
Consequently, he loses the first born right and perishes forever.
27:41.So Esau hated Jacobbecause of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob."
Esau revenged Jacob. This refers to the hatred without a cause because Esau had sold his first born right. He refers to the Antichrist who wants to kill the church from now on until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years.
Having the hatred, one cannot be the heavenly bride, but the bride of Satan.
In the engagement time, we also face the great shock until the Antichrist reigns over the world like Jacob who had to face Esau. This is the test of faithfulness and holiness.
Therefore, we must be watchful in facing the temptation and the Antichrist. We learn the process of being watchful from Jacob as follows
- Jacob fled from Esau. It means leaving the friendship of the flesh and entering the one of the angels.
28:10.Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
28:11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
28:12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
The friendship of the flesh means not being shepherded, but wandering for pursuing the fleshly lusts.
The friendship of the angel refers to being shepherded. The angel refers to the shepherd.
28:17.And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!"
'the house of God'= the Tabernacle. It is the stairs to heaven.
Thus, being watchful against the Antichrist means that we must be shepherded well and correctly. The perseverance in the sheepfold is an absolute thing.
1:50.Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
1:51 And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descendingupon the Son of Man."
The sheepfold refers to the safe place like being under the leafy fig tree in the hot day, so we feel cool. The hotter the weather, the cooler atmosphere we feel. We feel more peaceful and all things become easy and light. We feel the preservation and protection of God abundantly.
Being shepherded, one still cannot see the opened heaven. Therefore, we must go out. It means not being egoistic. We must go out of being under the fig tree for seeing the opened heaven.
It means that we must visit the sheep in other sheepfold, so we can be one flock with one Shepherd.
If the door of heaven is opened, we will get the rain of God's blessings, including the sanctification and renewal until we become the ripe wheat or the heavenly bride who is ready for welcoming Jesus' second coming.
- Arranging the formation.
32:13.So he lodged there that same night, and took what came to his hand as a present for Esau his brother:
32:14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
32:15 thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
32:16 Then he delivered them to the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass over before me, and put some distance between successive droves."
32:17 And he commanded the first one, saying, "When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, saying,'To whom do you belong, and where are you going? Whose are these in front of you?'
32:20 "and also say,'Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
32:21 So the present went on over before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.
At that time, Jacob was in the journey to return to Canaan. It refers to the revival of the edification of the perfect body of Christ and we must face the Antichrist.
There are two kinds of formation that must be arranged as follows:
- The animal for offering. It means that there must be the sacrifice which comes from the five wounds of Jesus. Jacob offered five kinds of animal that refer to the five wounds of Jesus.
Sacrificing, we must not be bound to money or anything in the world.
The proof of not being bound by money is that we can return the tithes and offerings that belong to God and we can give to the work of God and others who are in need until we can feel more blessed to give than to receive.
Not returning the possession of God is the same as stealing like Judas Iscariot.
Thus, all things must be sacrificed for the edification of the perfect body of Christ except the true teaching Word.
All things we have received must be arranged and enjoyed. We must give first and then we can enjoy it.
- Arranging the formation of the marriage.
32:22. 32:22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.
128:1.<<A Song of Ascents.>> Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
128:2 When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
128:3 Your wifeshall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your childrenlike olive plants All around your table.
128:4 Behold, thus shall the manbe blessed Who fears the LORD.
128:5 The LORD bless you out of Zion, And may you see the good of Jerusalem All the days of your life.
128:6 Yes, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
The husband must have the fear of the Lord. It means hating sin and walking according to the true teaching Word. From the obedience, there will grow the love, namely loving the wife like his body or only doing good things until repaying good for evil.
The husband will be blessed by God up to the descendants and get the heavenly joy forever.
The wife is like the fruitful vine, whose life relies on the mercy of Jesus as the Head and Good Shepherd. The wife can obey God, so she can submit to the husband in everything.
She will produce the sweet grapes. It means only giving thanks to God and not blaming at the husband. She can be the ribs in the household. It means being watchful and protecting the weakness of the husband and children through the worship prayer.
The children are like the olive plants. It means producing buds, growing, and yielding the olive fruits for producing olive oil. It is the anointing of Holy Spirit that makes the children obedient to parents and God, so the lamp keeps on being filled with the oil. The marriage becomes light for facing the darkness in the age of the Antichrist as follows:
The marriage can be righteous, holy, and one until reaching the marriage supper of the Lamb when Jesus comes a second time.
- The darkness of the basket or economy. We are protected and preserved by God.
- The darkness of the bed or the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
- Always struggling alone. It means the private prayer.
32:24.Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with himuntil the breaking of day.
32:25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.
32:28 And He said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed."
Jacob refers to the husband, pastor, and our own life who must struggle until we have the victory and until the breaking of day or the second coming of Jesus.
What must be struggled? We must struggle for facing the fear, anxiety, the salvation for the marriage, impossible problems, and so on, up to the struggle for getting the new name or the renewal from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus is.
The main struggle is to get the new name.
If the spiritual miracle happens, the other miracles will also happen.
Jacob was changed into Israel.
Jacob means liar.
Israel means prayer.
Lying is changed into honesty. It is the house of prayer that can please God. We must be honest. It starts from the matter of God or the true teaching Word and our private life.
41:10Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
41:13 For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'
41:14 "Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you," says the LORD And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
We only confess that we are the worms. It means our confession that we are powerless or not precious in our many physical and spiritual weaknesses. We only rely on the right hand of God which is strong and full of mercy. We live in the right hand of God.
The results are as follows:
- The right hand of God gives pleasures. It means the miraculous protection and preservation which we can enjoy from now on until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
16:11.You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
We also get the heavenly joy, so we can always give thanks to God.
- God will change us from the fleshly man who is fearful and doubtful to the strong and of good courage.
41:10Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
Being strong and of good courage, the right hand of God will help all of us. Our whole family is saved and peaceful. The failed can be made successful and beautiful in time of need.
God finishes all impossible problems.
- The right hand of God exalts us to the glorious clouds when He comes a second time.
118:14.The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
He changes us until we are as perfect as He is. We become the heavenly bride or the ripe wheat for entering the barn of the heavenly kingdom.
God blesses you.