Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship Service in Medan
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:919:9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
The marriage supper of the Lamb refers to the meeting between Jesus, who comes a second time in the glory as the King of all kings or the Heavenly Bridegroom, and the perfect church, the body of Christ, or the heavenly bride on the glorious clouds. We are not separated from God anymore forever.
It also refers to the spiritual marriage or the perfect one between Jesus and the congregation.
Therefore, we must keep the righteousness and holiness of our physical marriage to reach the perfection in the spiritual marriage with Jesus forever.
The relationship in the spiritual perfect marriage between Jesus and the congregation is in the perfect love. We cannot be separated from Him forever.
Thus, to reach the marriage supper of the Lamb or the spiritual marriage, we must have the perfect love. Matthew 22:34-40
22:34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,
22:36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
22:37 Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
22:38 "This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 "And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
22:40 "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."The proofs of having the perfect love are as follows
- Loving God with all of our body, soul, and spirit or loving Him more than anything.
- Loving other people like we love ourselves.
21:15So 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.
The place for loving God with all of our body, soul, and spirit is in the shepherding system or the sheepfold.
Moses was commanded by God to go up to Mount Sinai. There, He showed Moses the whole heavenly kingdom. He also commanded Moses to make it on earth so that on earth would be as it was in heaven. It refers to the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle has three rooms as follows
- The Court or the area of righteousness.
27:9 "You shall also make the court of the tabernacle. For the south side there shall be hangings for the court made of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long for one side.
- The Holy Place or the area of holiness.
26:33 "And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy.
- The Most Holy Place or the area of perfection.
2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
The process of entering the Court
is through believing Jesus, repenting or stopping sinning and returning to God, and being baptized of water and Holy Spirit. As a result, we get the new life in the righteousness. The righteous will never be forsaken by God, but blessed by Him up to the descendants.
Afterwards, we must enter the Holy Place
. There are three instruments in it that refer to the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows
- The Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts. We drink spiritually to be fresh.
- The Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ. We eat spiritually to be strong in ministering to God until Jesus comes.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe with the love of God until reaching the eternal life.
The great Peter did not have any love to God and others when he was asked three times. Therefore, God commanded him to be shepherded.
We can love God through the perseverance in doing the three main services to God. We grow in love until being as perfect as Jesus is. Love is eternal. If we serve and minister to God with love, we will reach the perfection.
After we love God, we will love others.
Man consists of body, soul, and spirit. God consists of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In the shepherding, our body, soul, and spirit love the Trinity of God more than anything.
The fact found in loving God with all of our body, soul, and spirit is obeying His commandments until the flesh does not speak anymore. It is the same as the veil's being torn.
14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Abraham could be obedient by sacrificing his son because of loving God with all of his body, soul, and spirit.
If God commands us to do impossible thing, He will also do the impossible thing in our life. He will be responsible for our life and take all the risks. John 21:18-19
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."
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."
When Peter was young or not shepherded, he could not be obedient. After being shepherded, he could stretch out his hands to God in the spiritual maturity. He did not fulfill his own will anymore, but the Lord's although it was not in line with his flesh. Moreover, he willingly sacrificed his soul for God. The process of stretching out our hands to God is as follows
- Hearing the Word with the longing of our heart until we have a broken heart. We hear the Word with a need which cannot be replaced by anything else.
119:20 My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times.
- Understanding the Word, so it is written on our forehead.
119:15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
119:16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
- Believing the Word, so it becomes faith in our heart.
119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!
The proof is that the Word becomes a brake in our life so that we do not commit sin.
- Holding fast the Word.
119:4 You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently.
The Word is in the hand for being done.
Doing the Word is the same as loving God with all of our body, soul, and spirit, so we can stretch out our hands to Him and obey Him. As a result, He will also stretch out His hands to us. We will see the wondrous things of the Word.
119:18 Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.
There are at least three kinds of the wondrous things of the Word as follows
- The Lord pours the rain of His blessings and mercy from the beginning until the end, so we never get dry.
11:11"but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven,
11:12 "a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
11:13 ' And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
11:14 'then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
11:15 'And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.'
Living in the hands of God is the same as living in Canaan that is a land with many mountains and valleys. We can only rely on the rain of God's mercy.
The valley refers to the death. It means being dead to sin.
The mountain refers to the resurrection or living in the righteousness, holiness, and obedience.
It will drag the rain of God's blessings in our life.
God preserves our life physically and spiritually
Physically, God guarantees our beautiful and successful life. We may make efforts, but the Lord will determine all things.
He also provides the blessings for us, so we can serve and minister to Him.
Spiritually, we get the grain, wine, and oil as follows:
- The grain means the Word. We must eat so that we keep strong in following and ministering to God until the end line.
- The wine refers to the love of God to give us the heavenly joy in the midst of the curses in the world.
- The oil means Holy Spirit that makes our lamp keep on burning and we do not fall in the darkness of sins. The oil of Holy Spirit also makes our face cheerful.
16:13 "Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty.
As a result, we deserve to be a queen or the perfect bride of God.
- God is able to give us spiritual and physical health.
15:26 and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."
The spiritual disease happens when one commits sins and does not serve to God.
The Lord forgives and removes all of our sins by His blood. He also gives us strength so that we do not repeat the sins.
If we willingly obey the Word, God will be able to heal all physical diseases.
- The obedient heart is a strong foundation to get the pouring of Holy Spirit.
5:28 saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!"
5:29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men.
5:32 "And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."
The fleshly men cannot do anything without Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit performs the spiritual miracle, namely renewing us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones.
3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
Holy Spirit makes us honest. We only cry "Abba, Father". We say "yes" if "yes" and "no" if "no".
When we are honest and obedient, the spiritual miracle will also happen for sure.
Moses was honest and obedient when he faced the Red Sea. As a result, God was able to help him.
The widow of Zarephat was honest and obedient to the command of God, namely making the bread for Him first. As a result, God was able to help her.
We are renewed continually until being as glorious as Jesus is when He comes a second time.
God blesses you.