Peace and grace in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Revelation consists of twenty two chapters and four hundred and five verses. It is the last book of the bible. According to Tabernacle teaching, it refers to the Ark of the Covenant, the last equipment in the tabernacle.The Ark of the Covenant consists of two parts as follows
- The mercy seat with two cherubim of pure gold[Exodus 25:17-18].
The first cherub refers to God the Father. The mercy seat with the sprinkling of blood refers to the Son of God. The second cherub refers to Holy Spirit God.
Thus, the mercy seat with the two cherubim refers to the Lord Jesus Christ in His glory as Heavenly Bridegroom.
- The arkis made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold inside and outside, so the wood cannot be seen anymore. [Exodus 25:10-11].
It refers to the perfect Church as Heavenly Bridegroom.
Thus, the Ark of the Covenant refers to the relationship between Jesus as Heavenly Bridegroom and the congregation as the Heavenly Bride [Revelation 19:9].
It refers to the Bride Tiding now.There are two kinds of the preaching of the Word of God as follows
Joshua 3:1-63:1 Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from Acacia Grove and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they crossed over.
- The gospel of salvation or gospel word or good news.
1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
25:25 As cold water to a weary soul, So is good newsfrom a far country.
It is the gospel preaching about Jesus’ first coming in the world to die on the cross and save the sinners.
The sign of being saved is believing in Jesus, repenting or stopping sinning to return to God, being baptized of water and Holy Spirit to get new life or heavenly one, namely righteous life. Righteousness means salvation. Unrighteousness means not having salvation.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or teaching Word or Bride Tiding.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
4:3But 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.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!
It is gospel preaching about Jesus’ second coming in the glory as the King of all kings or Heavenly Bridegroom to bring the saved people to be sanctified and perfected as Jesus is or to become heavenly bride who is ready to welcome Jesus’ second coming.
3:2 So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp;
3:3 and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
3:4 "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before."
3:5 And Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."
3:6 Then Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, "Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over before the people." So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.
The direction of the Ark of the Covenant is to cross over the river Jordan to go Canaan. It means that the Bride Tiding brings us to a clear righteous direction, namely to the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival for building the one perfect body of Christ
. The body of Christ starts from marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the oneness between Israel and the Gentiles. Numbers 14:44-4514:44 But they presumedto go up to the mountaintop; nevertheless, neither the ark of the covenant of the LORD nor Moses departed from the camp.
14:45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who dwelt in that mountain came down and attacked them, and drove them back as far as Hormah.
A revival without the Ark of the Covenant or Bride Tiding or the true teaching is a reckless thing. It starts from the marriage. To get married without the true teaching Word is reckless. Likewise, being shepherded or joining fellowship without the true teaching Word is also reckless. Consequently, there is defeat and being scattered. It means one cannot reach the one perfect body of Christ and he goes astray.
Thus, a revival without the Ark of the Covenant/ Bride Tidings/ the true teaching Word is reckless and deceived. Such revival will go toward the building of Babylon or the bride of Satan that will perish.
Joshua 3:43:4 "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before."
The space between the house of Israel and the Ark of the Covenant is two thousand cubits. It refers to the Holy Place or the days of the church for two thousand years. The Court refers to days of the Law, the Holy Place refers to the days of the Church, and the Most Holy place refers to the days of the kingdom of peace a thousand years.
The measure of the Holy Place is twenty cubits for the length, ten cubits for the height, and ten cubits for the width. Thus, the volume is two thousand cubits cube.To welcome the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain, we must be inside the Holy Place or sheepfold. It means that we must persevere in doing three kinds of service to God
- Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing General Service or fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His gifts. It refers to the Pentecost or first-fruit feast.
- Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing Bible Study Service with Holy Communion or fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ. It refers to the Passover feast.
- Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing Prayer Service or fellowship with God the Father in His love. It refers to the feast of leaves booth. We always remember that we are only as leaves that are easily destroyed. The worship prayer is the relationship between the head and the body, that is in the neck. It refers to the relationship in marriage.
To be able to follow the movement of the Ark of the Covenant, we must be inside the shepherding, or else we will be left and lost because the way on which we have to walk is a new way none has walked on before. The true teaching or Bride Tidings makes every service and ministry to God in the ambience of feast, so we never get bored but enjoy
The Bride Tiding leads us to be shepherded well and righteously. Our body, soul, and spirit serve to the trinity of God to attach to Him through the perseverance in doing the three main services to God. We attach to the trinity of God as a branch dwelling in the True Vine. As result, there will be many sweet fruits someday, even the permanent or eternal ones.
Only the priests of Levi may bear the Ark of the Covenant. The priests must attach to God and be inside His house always in order to produce sweet eternal fruits.
Do not become Levi, the tax collector sitting in the tax office. He attaches to money, evil, and uncleanness and the life is bitter and destroyed as Judas’.
Joshua 3:43:4 "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it,that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before." There must be new way in the shepherding as follows
Be alert! There is negative figure of two thousand, namely two thousand swine. It means one is conquered by evil unclean spirit to go toward Babylon
- The way without Herod or the way without stumbling.
It means that we never stumble because of sins up to the peak of sin, namely sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage, false teaching and worship.
We never stumble in the calling and election of God to us, so we are always faithful doing our service and ministry until the end, namely we die or Jesus comes a second time.
- The way where we always get the life renewal.
4:24 and that you put on the new manwhich 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.
The sign is real in our holiness. We do not lie but say yes if yes, and no if no.
4:26 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
4:27 nor give place to the devil.
The anger without any reason or love will result in hatred without any cause. We are allowed to get angry but with love in order to help others.
4:28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
Do not steal the possession of God, namely the tithes and offerings, and of other people. We can feel more blessed to give than to receive.
- The way out of all problems, even the impossible one.
We get the way to go to beautiful successful joyful future life.
. Joshua 3:3, 63:3 and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenantof the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
3:6 Then Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, "Take up the ark of the covenantand cross over before the people." So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people. Our attitude toward the Ark of the Covenant must be as follows
- To see and go after it.
It means that we must take the example. All aspects in our life must be in line with the Bride Tiding.
- To take up the Ark of the Covenant on the shoulders.
It means we have responsibilityto keep the purity and truth of the Bride Tiding. We also have responsibility to practice it, so we have the stamp of Jesus’ blood.
We have responsibility to preach and bear witness about the Bride Tiding. The activities of the Ark of the Covenant or Bride Tiding are as follows
- It contains the power of sanctification.
3:14 So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,
3:15 and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest),
3:16 that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
- the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off.
It means the sanctification to our past sins. The Bride Tiding shows us the sins we have done, thought, and said, so we can regret, confess them, and be forgiven.
- the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap.
It means sanctification to the next sinsthat want to ensnare or make us stumble.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
The Bride Tiding sanctifies us until we are without blemish and we become the light of the World.
12:1 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.
Moreover, we get the two wings of a great eagle to fly us to the wilderness, far away from the 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.
- The Bride Tiding gives us extra power, so we can be strong and of good courage.
132:8 Arise, O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
It means as follows.
- We keep on holding fast to the true teaching Word and living in righteousness whatever risk we have to face.
- We are not hopeless or disappointed facing all things, but we keep on hoping and believing in God.
- We only love God and worship Him as John leaning on Jesus’ bosom to be in His embrace. Our death and life are in the hand of God.
13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
The results of being strong and of courage are as follows.
- Peaceful heart.
16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
We can be calm and peace in the midst of shaking world. All things become easy and light.
- God makes all things good and beautiful in His time.
1 Chronicles 19:13
19:13 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight."
- He is with us until all problems are solved in due time.
1 Chronicles 28:20
28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God––my God––will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Physical problems even the impossible one can be solved.
We are sanctified and renewed until we are as perfect as Jesus is when He comes a second time. We are lifted up on glorious clouds to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God and we enter New Jerusalem.
God blesses you.