Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 11:15-19
is about the sound of the seventh trumpet or the last one. Revelation 11:15-1711:15. Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lordand of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
11:16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God,
11:17 saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.
The seventh trumpet shows Jesus who will come a second time on the glorious clouds in the glory as the King of all kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom for establishing or restoring the heavenly kingdom on earth, namely the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace (the future Paradise) until someday we truly enter the heavenly kingdom or the New Jerusalem forever.
We look at the longing of the Lord for establishing the heavenly kingdom on earth through His praying and teaching the Lord's Prayer, whose emphasis is 'Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven
' (we have learnt about it).
Matthew 6:9-106:9. "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Tonight, we learn about the atmosphere of the heavenly kingdom.
Matthew 6:11-136:11. Give us this day our daily bread.
6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
6:13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
If we long for the heavenly kingdom on earth or the atmosphere of paradise in the cursed world, we must also pray for the following three things to God
- 'Give us this day our daily bread' = we hope for the spiritual food or the Word.
Thus, the atmosphere of paradise is when we consume the Word. The trees in the garden of paradise refer to the Word.
2:8. The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
2:9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree growthat is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of lifewas also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
There are three kinds of trees in the garden of paradise as follows:
In conclusion, if we pray for the atmosphere of paradise on earth, we must also pray that we get the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion where we can eat the true teaching Word and the Holy Communion until the Word is ingrained in our life and we are as perfect as Jesus is.
- 'the tree of the knowledge of good and evil' = the tree whose fruits were forbidden to eat. It refers to the Law. It means the Word or spiritual food for the original Israelites.
Unfortunately, none is able to fulfill the Law. None can eat the Law.
In the New Testament, Jesus must die on the cross for fulfilling the Law, so everyone who believes in Him also fulfills the Law.
- 'made every tree grow' = the tree whose fruits could be eaten freely. It refers to the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit. It means the revelation of the Word through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible.
2:16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freelyeat;
It also means the true teaching Word, whose fruits can be eaten.
All of us are able and must hear and obey the true teaching Word.
- 'The tree of life' = If we hear and obey the true teaching Word, it will be ingrained in our life, so we can grow spiritually up to the spiritual maturity or perfection.
Thus, the atmosphere of the heavenly kingdom on earth is the same as the one of the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion or the Table of Showbread.
6:34. Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
6:48 "I am the bread of life.
6:54 "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has 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.
The Word or the spiritual food is the same as the bread of life. That is the true teaching Word and the Holy Communion or the body and blood of Jesus.
The results of eating the bread of life are as follows:
- We get the physical and spiritual life.
We can live in the midst of the difficulties in the world. The five loaves and two fish can feed five thousand men. Jesus asked "How many loaves do you have?"
Living spiritually means that we get the heavenly satisfaction and joy. We will never look for the worldly satisfaction anymore. We will not fall in sins up to the peak, but live in righteousness and holiness.
The only food which gives the true satisfaction is the Word and the Holy Communion.
- We get the eternal life.
- The atmosphere of paradise is the same as the one without any sins.
6:12. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
Committing sin is the same as living in the darkness and being naked.
The atmosphere without sin is in the light. It refers to the Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing the General Service.
Thus, if we long for the atmosphere of paradise on earth, we must also pray that we get the perseverance in doing the General Service.
3:23. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
3:25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
All men have sinned, but we must live in the atmosphere without any sins or the one in the light of Holy Spirit.
How? The only way is through the reconciliation by the sacrifice of Christ or His cross.
The facts found in being on the way of reconciliation is making peace as follows:
Making peace, the blood of Jesus will wash away all of our sins.
- Confessing sins to God and others. Do not repeat the sin after being forgiven!
- Forgiving the sins of others and forget it.
The results are as follows:
- We get the light or the anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
The gifts of Holy Spirit refer to the miraculous ability from Him for doing the ministry. Thus, if we have the gifts, we must have the ministry. That is the tunic of many colors. Our life begins to be beautiful. We do not get naked anymore, so we can be the servants of God whom He uses in the ministry for the edification of the perfect body of Christ according to the ministry which He has entrusted to us.
- We get the peace and become the salty salt which cannot be made rotten by anything, including the viruses and worms of sins. We live in righteousness and purity.
The peace means that we do not feel anything that our flesh feels anymore, namely the fear, hatred, and so on.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8
5:7. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Living in the righteousness and purity is the same as living in the atmosphere of Holy Spirit or heaven, not the flesh or sin.
14:17. for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
We can minister to God in the atmosphere of the heavenly kingdom, namely the peace and joy of Holy Spirit. This is the ministry which can please God and other people. We become the salty salt which can give the delicious taste, so our life becomes easy and light until we become the salt of the earth or the perfect life.
- 'deliver us from the evil one' = the atmosphere of love, namely we do not do evil, but good things; even we repay good for evil.
6:13.And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
The fact found in the atmosphere of love to God is worshiping Him.
It refers to the Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service. The atmosphere of paradise is in the worship prayer or love.
Thus, if we long for the heavenly kingdom on earth, we must also pray that we have the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service.
'do not lead us into temptation' = Why can temptation come to us?
1:13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
1:14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
The temptation comes from Satan and can attack man because of the fleshly will, namely the will of evil (the will to get money by legalizing all ways), uncleanness, and bitterness.
There are two powers in the fleshly will, namely 'is drawn away and enticed ':
Therefore, we must persevere in the worship prayer because it is the process of tearing the flesh with all of its wills, so w can receive the will of God which is not in line with our flesh regardless of any risks we must take. It is the same as the obedience until the flesh does not speak anymore or the Veil is torn.
- The power to entice means deceiving man so that the fleshly will seems more righteous, greater, and better than the will of God.
Be careful! Being enticed means being bound by the fleshly wills, so one does not want to be advised or rebuked. Do not let the fleshly will entice us more than the will of God in everything.
- The power to draw away until one goes out of the will of God. It means disobedience or resisting against God. It is the same as being drawn away from the garden of paradise and the heavenly kingdom until one falls in the temptations and sins.
Being outside the will of God, one who falls in temptation will look for the way out which is outside the will of God, so he commits the sin again and perishes.
If we are obedient, we will experience the atmosphere of paradise.
2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven(satan), and of those on earth (false prophets), and of those under the earth(the Antichrist),
Jesus is obedient to the point of death on the cross, so He gets the name which is above all names, as the King of all kings. The power of the name of Jesus is powerful for defeating the trinity of Satan.
As for us, the obedience until the flesh does not speak anymore is the same as stretching out our hands to God or surrendering fully to Him.
The results are as follows:
- The name of Jesus is entrusted to us. It is the same as crying out the name of Jesus, so we get the power of victory over the trinity of Satan or the source of problems and temptations. It means that the power of the name of Jesus is able to finish all impossible problems in our life.
The trinity of Satan is also the source of failure. Why does the failure happen? It is not because one is not clever enough or he has not enough capital, but because there is no obedience. Let us return to the obedience and cry out the name of Jesus. All failed things will be made successful and beautiful.
The trinity of Satan is also the source of destruction. The power of the name of Jesus makes the destroyed things good.
- The name of Jesus is written on our forehead.
14:1`. Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads.
What for? Without the seal of God on the foreheads, men will get the judgment.
9:3. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
9:4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
The matter of the name of Jesus is sealed on our forehead means that we get the protection and preservation of God in the world on the last days where there are many difficulties, accidents, and natural disasters. We are protected; even from the judgment of God which will come and the doomsday.
- The name of Jesus is attached to our name.
4:1. And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, "We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; Only let us be called by your name, To take away our reproach."
It means the new name or the name of the bride as the result of sanctification and renewal from the fleshly man to the spiritual and perfect one like Jesus by the power of His name. We do not stumble in words. We become the bride with the new name for welcoming Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds with shouting for joy "Alleluia". We return to paradise and enter the heavenly kingdom forever.
In conclusion, the atmosphere of the heavenly kingdom on earth is the one of the perseverance in doing the three main services to God in the sheepfold. We must pray that we always dwell in the sheepfold until the Veil is torn. Just cry out the name of Jesus! Do not be doubtful! Let the power of the name of Jesus help all of us.
God blesses you.