Peace for you in the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.Matthew 26:14-1626:14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
26:15 and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
Matthew 26:1-5 is the news about Passover.
Matthew 26:6-13 tells us about the preparation of killing Passover Lamb.
Matthew 26:14-16 is about the betrayal to the Passover Lamb.
The betrayal done by Judas Iscariot began with joining false fellowship, that is to say fellowship with chief priests who were contrary to Jesus obviously.
The fellowship of Christ's body begins in marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the fellowship of Christ's body between Israelites and Gentiles, all of which must be based on the true teaching Word.
Judas entered the false fellowship because of keeping sins, or wicked and unclean lusts in the mortar pot of his life. Consequently, he was destroyed and perished.The base is the heart, we will be lead to the true fellowship if we have clean heart
.John 5:2-35:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
5:3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
Bethesda = the house of mercy. It has five porches, referring to five continents in the world.
It is the mercy of God that the Lord Jesus has come into the earth.
The false fellowship is described as the fellowship of sick people spiritually that has happened all over the world. There are many more false marriages, false shepherding, and false fellowships than the true ones in the world. It is only the mercy of God that we can enter the true marriage, true shepherding, and true fellowship based on the true teaching Word
There are three kinds of spiritual imperfection based on Tabernacle teaching as follows
- Spiritual blindness= rejecting the true teaching Word or the light of the glory of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
It equals to having no true teaching Word or having no faith.
The true teaching Word is shown as the Table of Showbread in Tabernacle teaching. It will be increased to become golden pot that had manna, up to the moon under the feet of God's Bride.
In shorts, the spiritual blindness means having no light of the moon, there is no moon under the feet of God's Bride.
- Spiritual lameness= doubting, being unstable in heart, and neither being strong nor of good courage.
1 Kings 18:20-21
18:20 So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel.
18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.
The heart which is filled with Holy Spirit will become strong and of good courage.
3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
Doubting, neither being strong nor of good courage but being unstable, there is no Holy Spirit or no hope.
Holy Spirit is shown as Golden Candlestick in Tabernacle teaching, and it will be increased to Aaron's budded rod up to the light of the garland of twelve stars.
One who is lame spirituallyhas no light of stars or the garland of twelve stars.
- Spiritual paralysis= unfaithfulness in committing service and ministry even leaving them.
The paralyzed cannot move forward in the spirituality but wallowing or falling and rising in sins up to the peak, namely sins concerning marrying-giving in marriage, and eating-drinking such as smoking, being drunk, gambling, and consuming narcotics.
Spiritual paralysis equals to having no love.
The love is shown as Golden Altar of Incense in Tabernacle teaching. It will increase to the two tablets of stone, up to the sun. In shorts, the spiritual paralyzed has no light of the sun.
Thus, the false fellowship will result in people who are blind, lame, and paralyzed in spiritual meaning, namely there is no faith, hope, and love, or there is no light of the moon, the stars and the sun.
For example, Judas Iscariot became a traitor.
Here are the consequences:
- Being unable to become the light of the world but living in the darkest dark, being same as antichrist. Antichrist means the traitor to Christ.
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.
Antichrist will persecute the sons of God who are left when the fleeing to wilderness happens. They are the sons of God or the servants of God who have the commandments of God (the Table of Showbread or the light of the moon) and the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Golden Candlestick or the light of the stars) but there is no God's love (Golden Altar of Incense or the light of the sun or prayer worship).
11:2 "But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
Antichrist reigns over the world to persecute the sons of God or the servants of God who are left in the earth for forty two months or three years and half or one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
It is better to tear or persecute our flesh through worship prayer. Let us now like to worship God.
Revelation 11:3, 7-10
11:3. "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
11:7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
11:9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.
11:10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
The Lord sends two witnesses to make the sons of God or the servants of God who are left strong for 1260 days, so they will not worship antichrist but they keep worshiping God. In such condition, they will be resurrected to welcome Jesus' second coming although they must be persecuted until their heads are cut.
In these last days, if we only like to receive testimony, we will receive the last testimony in the days of antichrist. Let us now become witness about the Gospel and teaching Word.
All people in the world will see someday through internet, which will be used also by antichrist.
Let us now use the internet first for bearing witness, as flash lighting from the east to the west or the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain.
- Being left when Jesus comes a second time.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Having the faith, the hope, and the love, or the light of the moon, the light of the stars and the light of the sun, we are able to welcome Jesus' second coming, and to meet Him face to face.
On the contrary, not having the faith, the hope, and the love, one will be left when Jesus comes a second time, and s/he cannot see the Lord face to face but enter the age of antichrist reigning over the world and eternal perdition.
Jesus prayed only once to make the dead alive, but He prayed four times for the fellowship, it is for facing the deceit in the four corners of the earth.
We have to make efforts right now to have the faith, the hope, and the love, or to have the light of the moon, the light of the stars and the light of the sun. We can get them in the true shepherding that we are shepherded to the True Vine through persevering in three main services to the Lord as follows
- Table of Showbread = perseverance in Bible Study Service and Holy Communion. We have the fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and Holy Communion.
Continuing in it, we have increased faith up to the permanent one, that is to say the golden pot that had manna, and the light of the moon under the feet of the Bride of God.
- Golden Candlestick = perseverance in General Service and fellowship. We have the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and the gifts.
Continuing in it, we have increased hope up to the permanent one, that is to say Aaron's budded rod, and the light of the garland of twelve stars.
- Golden Altar of Incense = perseverance in Prayer Service. We have fellowship with Father God in His love.
Continuing in it, we have increased love up to the permanent one, that is to say the two tablets of stone, and the light of the sun.
In shorts, persevering in shepherding, we someday will become the light of the world or God's Bride.Revelation 12:1-312:1. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
12:2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
Growing in our spirituality, we are sanctified and employed by God much more, and we feel powerless much more because of many weaknesses. The one who becomes the light of the world is as a pregnant woman who will give birth in her most powerless condition as well as she has to face a dragon. What she need the most is the two wings of a great eagle
.Revelation 12:13-1412:13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.
12:14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. There are three stages of the two wings of a great eagleas follows
- The shadow of wings.
17:7 Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against them.
17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
We need the shadow of the wings because our wings are tiny. We are as chicks under the shadow of their hen's wings.
The wings of a great eagle cover us, meaning as follows:
- The marvelous lovingkindness of God is able to preserve us in the middle of wilderness of the world.
- The marvelous lovingkindness of God protects us as the apple of His eye, in which a grain of sand may not enter. We are protected from disasters, temptations, and sins.
- We are born on eagles' wings.
19:4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself.
The young eagle has had the wings but they are not strong enough, so it must be born on the mother's wings.
The meaning of being born on eagle's wings is as follows:
- The lovingkindness of God brings us near Him. We are delivered from sins and problems. We are far away from Him as long as we keep sin.
- The lovingkindness of God bears all our burdens and weariness, and gives us peace and rest.
- The lovingkindness of God gives us joy although we are suffering. It is as Israelites walking on the wilderness felt as they were born on the eagle's wings.
- We have two wings of a great eagle fleeing us to the wilderness for three years and half, being far away from the presence of antichrist.
12:14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
Our wings grow bigger through our patience in committing three main services to the Lord, and through the test we must undergo.
32:11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,
We have the wings of great eagle to flee us to the wilderness.
40:29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
The wings of a great eagle lift us up on glorious clouds when Jesus comes a second time.
There is strength in the food when we are weary, failed, powerless, and have heavy burdens and fall into sins as the weak wings of eagle. The food of eagle is Holy Communion which gives us new strength.
God blesses you.