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 is explained in General Service in Malang, January 16, 2022)
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 and everlasting perdition in the hell happens.
ad 2.Revelation 14:17-2014:17. Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe."
14:19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
14:20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.
Talking about the grapes, there must be the vines.Isaiah 5:1-4,75:1. Now let me sing to my Well-beloved A song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard: My Well-beloved has a vineyard On a very fruitful hill.
5:2 He dug it up and cleared out its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. He built a tower in its midst, And also made a winepress in it; So He expected it to bring forth good grapes, But it brought forth wild grapes.
5:3 "And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge, please, between Me and My vineyard.
5:4 What more could have been done to My vineyard That I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, Did it bring forth wild grapes?
5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah are His pleasant plant. He looked for justice, but behold, oppression; For righteousness, but behold, a cry for help.
The vineyard of God refers to the Israelites. He waited for the sweet grapes, but there were only the sour ones, so they must be thrown into the great winepress of the wrath of God until perishing forever in the hell.
Praise the Lord because there is still the true Vine of the tribe of Judah, namely Jesus. John 15:115:1. "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Father God has chosen Jesus as the only true Vine that produces the ripe sweet grapes.
All of us are the branches.
Actually, the branches of God are the natives of Israel. Nevertheless, a part of them has rejected Jesus, so the chance and mercy of God are opened for the Gentiles' being His branches. It is the same as a donkey which is tied to the vine. Genesis 49:10-1149:10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
49:11 Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes.
Thus, the branches refer to Christians who always humble themselves before God and confess that they are small and powerless, so they always rely on the true Vine. We attach to the true Vine always.
As a result, we will produce sweet ripe grapes for being reaped and pressed to enter the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the Paradise, and the New Jerusalem. Now, we are learning the process of a branch's producing the sweet ripe grapes as follows
- Abiding in Jesus.
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.
15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
15:6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
15:8 "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
We attach to the true Vine as follows:
- Dwelling in and holding fast one true teaching Word. Do not add, take away, or release it!
The true teaching Word must be ingrained in our life to be the daily practice, so we get the sanctification.
15:3. "You are already cleanbecause of the word which I have spokento you.
'the word which I have spoken' = the true teaching Word, namely a verse explains other verses in the Bible.
4:12. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of jointsand marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
What must be sanctified?
If we cling to the true teaching Word, we will live in holiness, so we are equipped with the beautiful tunic.
- The heart and mind which are filled with the wicked and unclean lusts.
The unclean lusts refer to the fornication, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
The evil lusts refer to the lust of money until one becomes stingy and greedy like Judas Iscariot, a thief.
9:20. But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repentof the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Stealing is a sin that clings. Therefore, we must use the sword of the Word. We must cling to the true Vine.
- Marrow = spiritual dryness.
17:22. A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
It robs the heavenly joy.
It must be sanctified, so we always give thanks to God.
- Joints or the relationship between two bones = the sanctification of the marriage and household.
2 Corinthians 12:20
12:20.For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions(1), jealousies(2), outbursts of wrath(3), selfish ambitions(4), backbitings(5), whisperings(6), conceits(7), tumults(8);
Jealousy and quarrel are the beginning of the dirty joints.
There are eight sins there. The number eight reminds us to the eight people in the ark of Noah. If the joints are dirty, the marriage and household will be outside the ark of Noah, namely in the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
2 Corinthians 12: 21
12:21. lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repentedof the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
149:6. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
If the Word is ingrained, we will get the sanctification up to our mouth that does not lie.
The sword refers to a firmness to choose. To whom will we cling? If one clings to the sin of stealing and lying, he will never cling to the true Vine for sure. Let us cling to the New Jerusalem.
22:15. But outsideare dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
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 saintsfor the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
The beautiful tunic refers to the ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit for being used in the ministry for the edification of the perfect body of Christ. We are appointed as the priests and kings.
- Dwelling in the true ordination.
If the teaching is true, the ordination will be true too.
2 Timothy 1:6
1:6.Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of Godwhich is in you through the laying on of my hands.
The true ordination refers to the faithfulness and fervency in spirit in the ministry and service to God until the end line.
If we are holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit, our life will start to be beautiful and sooner we will yield fruits.
15:8. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
If the powerless branch attaches to the true Vine or the servant of God is holy and faithful, sooner or later there will be many fruits for glorifying God. This is the main duty of a servant of God, namely glorifying Him.
49:3. "And He said to me, 'You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.'
49:4 Then I said, 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, And my work with my God.'"
Yielding many fruits means adding the quantity of the body of Christ.
If we do the will of God, our right and reward will be in His hands. We will be protected and preserved by God in the midst of the difficulties in the world until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
- Dwelling in God's love.
15:9. "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
15:10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
15:11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
15:14 "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you."
Jesus' love is giving His soul for His friends or the love of a Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep.
10:11. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Where can we get the love of Jesus? We get it in the sheepfold, namely the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows:
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God. We attach to Jesus Himself, so the evil one cannot touch us. We are sanctified continually until receiving the love of God. The more we are sanctified, the more the love of God becomes real in our life.
- 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 Study Service and 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.
The facts found in receiving the love of God are as follows:
Thus, one who dwells in God's love is shepherded. Such life will yield the permanent fruits.
- We can love God more than anything, stretch our hands to Him, and obey His command until the flesh does not speak anymore.
21:15. So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs."
21:16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep."
21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.
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."
15:10. "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
- We can love others, including the people who make hostility towards us.
15:12. "This is My commandment, that you love one anotheras I have loved you.
We only do good deeds to others. We do not hurt or harm others; even we can repay good for evil.
15:16. "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
Yielding the permanent fruits, the priests are chosen to be the friend of the Bridegroom. We become the house of prayer and our prayer is answered by God, so we get the heavenly joy.
Be careful! Yielding many fruits, the wind will come.
6:13. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
Christians who have yielded many fruits must be shepherded to be sanctified and chosen to be the friend of the bridegroom. We can yield the permanent fruit which cannot be made fall by any temptations and false teachings.
- We get the seven sprinklings of blood. It equals to the seven times of hatred up to the perfect hatred when the Antichrist reigns over the world [John 15:18-27].
1 Peter 4:12-14
4:12. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
Why do we have to face the sprinkling of blood? We have to face the sprinkling of blood so that there is the Spirit of glory to make us happy in the midst of sufferings. This is important.
John the Baptist is the example.
3:29. "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
He was the greatest man who had been born in the world and he became the friend of the bridegroom. It means already yielding many permanent fruits. Nevertheless, he had to get the sprinkling of blood, namely entering the prison.
11:2. And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples
11:3 and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"
11:4 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:
11:5 "The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
11:6 "And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."
'do we look for another?' = being in the prison, John was doubtful to the Lord.
Yielding many permanent fruits, we still have to get the sprinkling of blood. Why?
- In the sprinkling of blood, there is last sanctification from the hidden weaknesses we often do not realize.
For example, John had testified about Jesus as the Lamb of God before he was put in prison. Nevertheless, he was doubtful to Jesus after being put in the prison.
Therefore, John got the sprinkling of blood, so he got the sanctification from the doubt to the believing to Jesus and His power.
Through the sprinkling of blood, we get the sanctification, so we get the spiritual increase from yielding many fruits and permanent ones to yielding the ripe fruits.
1:2. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
This is the perfect life.
- In the sprinkling of blood, there is the pressing of the ripe and sweet grapes to result in sweet wine.
It means the renewal from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus is.
This is the greatest spiritual miracle.
The sweet wine refers to the sweet words, namely the honest words. This is the mouth of the bride. We must be honest. It begins from about the teachings. Let us follow the true teachings and avoid the false ones.
Song of Solomon 7:9
7:9. And the roof of your mouth like the best wine. THE SHULAMITE The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved, Moving gently the lips of sleepers.
'Moving gently the lips of sleepers' = moving gently to Jesus who is sleeping, so the wind and waves can be made calm.
Afterwards we can testify.
15:26. "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
15:27 "And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
Thus, the sweet words refer to the ones in the anointing of Holy Spirit. We can say honestly, testify, cry our, and surrender to God.
Whathever we face tonight, let us cry out and surrender to God. Let us be honestto God regardless of any condirition we have and He will help all of us.
The power of Holy Spirit cannot be limited by anything. All impossible problems can be solved by God. The impossible can be made possible. We get the peace and all things become easy and light.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is to be worthy for welcoming His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, the Paradise, and the New Jerusalem forever.
Just examine your life regardless of anything that happens! Do not keep any sin! Confess all sins and cry out the name of Jesus! He will help all of us.
God blesses you.