From Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship in Bagan Batu
Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.Mark 9:23b9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."Jesus answers about the epilepsy two times in Mark 9:14-29
- [Mark 9:23b] His answer to the father of the epileptic, that is ”all things are possible to him who believes.”It means the epilepsy must be faced with faith or true teaching Word.
- His answer to the disciples is "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting."
9:28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"
9:29 So He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting."
17:21 "However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."
It means the epilepsy only can be healed by praying and fasting.
What we need when we are separated from God or face problems is to seek for the true teaching Word giving us faith, pray, and fast.
‘This kind’ [Matthew 17:21] means the kind of flesh ruling over human, so he is separated from God
1 Corinthians 15:3915:39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.There are three kinds of flesh that want to rule over men until they are separated from God and epileptic spiritually as follows
- The flesh of birds or great fiery red dragon in heaven.
12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragonhaving seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
2:2in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
The prince of the power of the air means uncleanness and evil spirits who work to make men rebellious or disobedient.The facts found in it are as follows.
- Rebellion or disobedience to God.
10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
The signs are as follows.
- Unfaithfulness in doing the service and ministry to God, even one leaves them as usual. It becomes a habitual sin. In such condition, there is no responsibility and regret. Such sin will become intentional one, so he does not want to serve but leave the service and ministry to God intentionally.
- Disobedience to the true teaching Word.
1 Samuel 15:22-23
15:22Then Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king."
Consequently, Saul is rejected from being king. It means failure and suffering in physical life. Spiritually, one cannot enter the eternal kingdom of heaven but perishes forever.
- Rebellion or disobedience in marriage.
10:21 "Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
It means there is no love in the marriage but hatred, so there is contention, violence, sexual affairs, divorce, remarriage, and marrying-being given in marriage.
Consequently, there is no unity and happiness in the marriage, so it cannot reach the marriage supper of the Lamb of God or the perfect one.
- The flesh of animals.
13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13:13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
The beasts coming up out of the earth refer to false prophets with deceit teachings.
The facts found in it are as follows.
- To teach the false teaching accompanied with physical wonderful signs or blessings but there is no sanctification and life renewal. It means there is no true teaching Word.
The teaching of the woman of Babylonis about physical prosperity and entertainment without sanctification.
17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The teaching of Jezebelallows woman to teach and have authority over man.
2:19 "I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.
2:20 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
1 Timothy 2:11-14
2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
2:12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
2:13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.
Women may serve to God in all kinds of ministry but teaching and having authority over men.
If a woman is in silence, she will place the man as the head. It means Jesus becomes the Head.
- To teach the sanctification but he himself keeps on living in sin up to the peak.
2 Peter 2:17-22
2:17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
2:21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dogreturns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."
Consequently, there is spiritual dryness in the congregation. The condition is worse than the beginning until he becomes as a dog and a sow or the Gentile.
- The flesh of fish or the antichrist with blasphemy and selling-buying spirits.
13:1 And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
13:2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
13:4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty–two months.
13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
The facts found in it are as follows.
- He likes to blaspheme.
It begins from blaming the righteous, vilifying others, slandering, and blaspheming.
- The antichrist with selling-buying spirit makes human egoistic as follows.
- To serve and minister to God only to seek for money.
- To be stingy, so one cannot give, and greedy, so he seizes the possession of other people and God, namely the tithes and offering.
If the human is conquered by the three kinds of beast, he will be epileptic as the beast which will perish forever.Philippians 2:8-102:8 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, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
The way God help us is Jesus must be obedient to the point of death on the cross in order to help the human who has been conquered by the three kinds of beast
Jesus bears the judgment on the cross and defeats the three beasts, so the human can be delivered. He wants to make the epileptic perfect and glorious as He is.As for us, we must pray and fast to experience the crucifixion to our flesh, so there is life renewal from flesh man who is epileptic to spiritual one as Jesus is
There is the renewal of wineskin and garments in the fasting prayer. It refers to the renewal to our inner and outer life as follows.
- Obedience to the true teaching Word until our flesh does not speak anymore. In such condition, we are working together with God and there is His power which is able to remove all impossible things. It can create all things and make them successful.
- Our tongue is renewed only to confess Jesus.
2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
It means we can confess our sins to God and men. We do not repeat it after being forgiven.
Our mouth can say righteous and good words, not lie, bear witness, and become blessings for other people. We can worship Him to believe and entrust our life to Him.
1 Peter 3:10
3:10 For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
As a result, all things become good and beautiful in His time.
52:13Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
Jesus is willing to be failed, bad, and destroyed on the cross until He becomes as the beast in order to light us with success, beauty, and His glory until we become as glorious as He is to welcome His second coming.
God blesses you.