Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 20:14-1520:14. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Who will enter the last punishment or the second death in the hell? Anyone not found written in the Book of Life.The facts found in it are as follows
- Those whose sins have not been reconciled by the blood of Jesus. The wages of sin is death or the second death.
- The servants of God who minister to God unfaithfully and disobediently.
7:21. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22. "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23. "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
25:26. "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazyservant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
25:30. 'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
They will surely be driven by God to enter the second death.
- The servants of God who are not shepherded well and correctly, namely they are not in the Holy Place or the sheepfold. Consequently, they are not holy, without the anointing of Holy Spirit, and dry. They just commit sin up to perdition.
That is why we must fight earnestly in the world, so our names are written in the Book of Life.The process is as follows
- We keep fighting in the gospel.
4:3. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
It means as follows:
- Fighting for the ministry more than activities in the world.
- Finishing the ministry which we receive from God until the finish line whatever thing we have to sacrifice.
20:24. "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my racewith joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
The two kinds of the finish line are our death or Jesus' second coming.
4:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Himwho sent Me, and to finish His work.
The facts of the true ministry are as follows:
It is the same as giving the food to Jesus, so we feed and satisfy Him.
- Finishing the ministry or being faithful until the finish line.
- Doing the will of God or obeying the Word.
The results are as follows:
- God satisfies us with the true satisfaction, namely the heavenly bliss. We do not grumble and gossip, but testify. We do not look for the worldly satisfaction, and the worldly satisfaction is not brought in the church. As a result, we do not fall into sins up to the peak--the sin of Babylon--, namely sin of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
- Jesus gives the power of victory.
10:17. Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
10:18. And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
10:19. "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
As a result, nothing shall by any means hurt and hinder us. We keep ministering to God faithfully and fervently. We become as the wind like Jesus who is able to enter the locked door.
- God writes our name in the Book of Life.
10:20. "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
- Having garments in white, namely holiness and the anointing oil upon us.
3:4. "You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
3:5 "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
9:8. Let your garments always be white, And let your head lack no oil.
Where can we receive the anointing oil?
21:12. 'nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
There are the three tools in the Holy Place that refer to the perseverance in committing the three kinds of main service.
We are always purified, so we live in holiness, and we have the anointing oil of Holy Spirit. We are equipped with the ministry and gift to be used in the building of the body of Christ. We become the priest who is devoted by God.
The duty of a shepherd is feeding the congregation diligently and lifting up the intercession prayer for their salvation.
The duty of sheep is eating the shepherding Word diligently, so they grow spiritually up to perfection and their names are written in the Book of Life.
The steps are as follows:
- The shepherding Word calls us by name.
10:3. "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by nameand leads them out.
It happens when the Word shows us our condition and sins.
Our attitude must be confessing our sin and condition to God and others. It means that we confess Jesus' name, and we are known by God. We are forgiven by the blood of Jesus.
Not confessing the sin although the Word has pointed us means denying God, and He will deny us.
- The shepherding Word leads us to live in righteousness. We do not sin anymore. We are not lost by the strange voice, namely false teaching and gossip. We keep holding fast the true teaching Word.
10:5. "Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
We enter the building of the perfect body of Christ. The shepherding Word purifies and changes us little by little up to perfection like Jesus.
Being purified and changed means that our name is being written in the Book of Life up to perfection. We receive the new name, namely we are called by Jesus' name. Our name is fully written in the Book of Life.
2:17. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it."'
- We must experience the ministry of reconciliation of Jesus as the High Priest.
21:27. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
It is the same as finishing all of our sins while we live in the world up to being spotless or perfection. The fact is that there is no more lie.
The liar will not be written in the Book of Life. Why?
- The lie is the closing of the sin.
21:8. "But the cowardly(1), unbelieving(2), abominable(3), murderers(4), sexually immoral(5), sorcerers(6), idolaters(7), and all liars(8) shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
If one lies, he will surely have the other seven sins.
- Lying means not becoming the new man but the fleshly man who does not inherit the heavenly kingdom.
4:21. if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
4:22. that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
4:23. and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
4:24. and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
4:25. Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
2:6. The law of truth was in his mouth, And injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and equity, And turned many away from iniquity.
2:7. "For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
Not lying means having peace. We can be used by God to help others, so they are saved. We become the place of Holy Spirit. The work of Holy Spirit or God's hand cannot be limited although we are so limited in the difficulties of the world.
The results are as follows:
- Holy Spirit is able to renew us, so we become strong and of good courage.
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,
We do not get disappointed and desperate as well as leave God in facing anything but believe and hope God. We just worship God and cry out His name.
- Holy Spirit becomes the fiery fence in facing the stronger enemy or the impossible problem.
2 Kings 6:15-17
6:15. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
6:16. So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
6:17. And Elisha prayed, and said, "LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Holy Spirit protects and takes care of us in the midst of the difficulties of the world.
- Holy Spirit gives the victory.
2 Kings 6:21-23
6:21. Now when the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, "My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?"
6:22. But he answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."
6:23. Then he prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.
Holy Spirit is able to finish all of impossible problems.
Holy Spirit is able to give the beautiful and successful future.
Holy Spirit gives peace. It means writing our name in the Book of Life till the end.
We are changed to become perfect when Jesus comes a second time. Our name has been fully written in the Book of Life.
God blesses us.