Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 8:10-11
8:10 Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
8:11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.
The third blowing of the trumpet refers to the third judgment of the Son of God to the people who reject the sound of the trumpet or the Shepherding Word from now on.
It is signified by the fall of a great star from heaven.
The star refers to the priests or servants of God.
The great star refers to the priests or servants of God whom He uses specially in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The great star falls on the water, so a third of all waters become wormwood or bitter. The wormwood refers to the bitterness of heart, envy, revenge, and hatred without a cause.
Many servants of God who are used specially by Him fall and get the destruction because of bitterness of heart, envy, and hatred without a cause to others. Consequently, they die spiritually up to the second death in the hell forever. The wormwood or bitterness of heart happens from age to age or generation to generation as follows
- The age of Father God or the beginning one from Adam to Abraham. The representative is Cain.
4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD."
Cain was the firstborn son. He was also used by God, but he had the envy and hatred without a cause, even he killed Abel.
Why did it happen?
Cain refers to a lazy, evil, and unclean servant of God. God rejected his service and ministry. Consequently, he was angry and hated Abel without a cause. His countenance fell. It means not being cheerful. Such kind of man often does not want to look at others because of his hatred. It means that there is no anointing of Holy Spirit anymore. Finally, Cain stroke and killed Abel. It means being dead in sins up to the second death in the hell forever.
- Because the service and ministry of Abel to God were signified by offering the firstborn or prioritizing Him, faithfulness, and goodness, so He accepted it. On the contrary, the service and ministry of Cain to God were not like that. He was neither serious nor faithful, but lazy, so God rejected his offerings.
4:3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought anoffering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4:4 Abel also brought of the firstbornof his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
4:5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
- Because the deeds of Abel were righteous and Cain's evil.
1 John 3:12
3:12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
12:45 "But if that servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,
12:46 "the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
One who is not faithful will not be righteous, but evil and then unclean.
4:4 Abel also brought of the firstbornof his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
Abel refers to the servant of God who is the firstborn, faithful, good, and righteous. As a result, God received his ministry. He respected Abel and his offering. It means that he is able to make all things beautiful in His time.
- The age of the Son of God or the middle one from Abraham to Jesus' first coming. The representative is the brothers of Joseph, including Reuben, the firstborn.
Reuben got the firstborn right or he was specially used and anointed by God.
37:4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.
The brothers of Joseph hated him without a cause. The facts found in it are as follows.
Reuben refers to a great star, but he hated and wanted to kill Joseph. One who is evil will be unclean for sure.
- Envy and hatred in the marriage or household.
It happened because Jacob loved Joseph more than his brothers because Joseph was the youngest son. The brothers of Joseph did not understand the position in the marriage, so they hated him.
If we understand our position in the marriage, we will be able to love one another and place ourselves according to our own position.
A husband can love the wife and does not do bitterly toward her. He can be responsible to the marriage.
A wife can submit to the husband. As the rib, she can sustain the weak parts in the marriage or pray for the weakness of the husband so that God can help him.
As a result, the husband and the wife can confess and forgive sins one another. They can serve one another.
1 Timothy 5:5-6
5:5 Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
5:6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
A widow must persevere in prayer more.
The wormwood or bitterness, hatred, and envy may happen in the relationship between a husband and the wife, children and the parents, siblings, son-in law or daughter-in law and the mother-in law or father-in law, and between the sisters-in law and brothers-in law.
Not willingly understanding the position means being egoistic and having no love.
The hatred begins from dislike feeling and not being friendly.
- Envy and hatred in the service and ministry to God.
It happened because Joseph had received the tunic of many colors, namely the gifts of Holy Spirit, especially the revelation of the Word.
37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.
37:5 Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more.
1 Chronicles 5:1
5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel--he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright;
Consequently, Reuben, who was like a great star, fell and lost the firstborn right. He was replaced by Joseph, who became a great star and received the firstborn right.
37:2 This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.
The requirement of being the great star like Joseph is being shepherded well and correctly as follows.
- Being shepherded to the true teaching Word.
- Always dwelling in the shepherding pen or having the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows.
In the shepherding pen, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch us.
- The Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing the General Service.
- The Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing the Prayer Service.
Our body, soul, and spirit are always sanctified and we have the guarantee of the holy life in the shepherding pen.
We also do not compromise with any sins regardless of any risks we must take. We can be honest and sincere regardless of any risks we must take.
37:12 Then his brothers went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
37:13 And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, I will send you to them." So he said to him, "Here I am."
Our body, soul, and spirit are also renewed in the shepherding pen. We are changed to have the characters of Jesus, who is obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore.
41:41And Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt."
41:42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph's hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
41:43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
Joseph was specially used by God as a great star. He was anointed by God to help the men who were hungry of the Word.
- The age of Holy Spirit God or the last one. It is counted from Jesus' first coming to the second. The representative is the Antichrist.
Actually, the Antichrist is a great star in heaven, but he falls to become Satan or the Antichrist.
The Antichrist refers to the haters, persecutors, and killers of the sons of God in the world. The persecution or massacre to the sons of God will happen in the world for three and a half years.
12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The target of the Antichrist is ones who do not want to worship God, ones who worship God because of necessity, or ones who worship God but the worship has not reached the measure, namely the flesh does not speak anymore. Therefore, nowadays we must worship God more.
Who is the Antichrist?
1 John 2:18-19
2:18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.
The Antichrist goes out from us. He is not serious and unfaithful until he leaves the service and ministry to God. He may serve to God, but there is no renewal in his life.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
3:2 For men will be lovers of themselves(1), lovers of money(2), boasters(3), proud(4), blasphemers(5), disobedient to parents(6), unthankful(7), unholy(8),
3:3 unloving(9), unforgiving(10), slanderers(11), without self-control(12), brutal(13), despisers of good(14),
3:4 traitors(15), headstrong(16), haughty(17), lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God(18),
3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
They keep the eighteen characteristics of the flesh, so they are stamped with 666 to be the same as the Antichrist.
Be careful with the first sixth point, namely being disobedient to parents. The second sixth point refers to being without self-control and the third one is being lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
1 John 2:22
2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
The Antichrist also refers to the ones who deny God.
Peter refers to a great star, but he denied Jesus three times, so his body, soul, and spirit were stamped with 666 and he lost the anointing of Holy Spirit.
22:60 But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
22:61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
22:62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
The crowing or the repeated shepherding Word is able to give Peter opportunity to look at God anymore.
The shepherding Word sanctifies our body, soul, and spirit or deletes the mark 666 and writes 777.
23:5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD's Passover.
23:6 'And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; sevendays you must eat unleavened bread.
23:15 ' And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: sevenSabbaths shall be completed.
23:34 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD."
Through our perseverance in doing the three main services to God or feasts, He is writing the number 777.
The proof is that Peter was grieved to confess all of his failures and get the forgiveness of sin.
The teaching Word is sharper than any two-edged sword. It must cut the preacher first, and then the congregation can be cut.
2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"
2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The proof of being cut to the heart is believing Jesus, repenting, stopping sinning to return to God, and being baptized of water.
6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The right water baptism means that one who has repented must be buried in water with Jesus to be raised with Him in the new life, namely in righteousness. Then, we receive the Holy Spirit baptism.
Peter got the Holy Spirit baptism in the upper room in Jerusalem.
After that, he could do the following three things.
- Being the witness of God to glorify Him.
2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
2:22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know--
- Crying out the name of Jesus to help a man who was lame from birth.
3:5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
3:6 Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."
3:7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
3:8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them--walking, leaping, and praising God.
Being lame means unfaithfulness. Such man can be helped to be faithful.
Being lame also refers to the destruction in the marriage and children. Such thing can be restored by God.
Being lame from birth refers to impossibility. Such condition can be helped to be possible.
- Crying out and surrendering the whole life to God.
21:18 "Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.""Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish."
21:19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."
As a result, God will finish all things right in His time. We are used specially in the edifying of the perfect body of Christ until we are worthy to welcome Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses you.