Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 7:17
7:17. "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
The activities of God on the throne of heaven are as follows
ad. 3. Wiping away every tear from our eyes
- Dwelling among or covering us with His wings.
- Shepherding and leading us to living fountains of waters or the throne of God.
- Wiping away every tear from our eyes.
The tears refer to the struggles in this world up to the throne of heaven.There are three kinds of tears or struggles that will be wiped by God as follows
- Weeping or struggling to get the Wordrevealed through a verse that explains another verse in the bible.
5:4. So I weptmuch, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.
5:5. But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."
Why do we have to struggle to receive the revelation of the Word?
That is why we have to change our weep, so we can receive the revelation of the Word. We can hear it solemnly and with a need. We understand, believe, hold fast, and practice it. It is the same as putting the sword on our side.
- There is the solution or opened way of all things, even the opened door of heaven, where there is the revelation of God's Word. All of our problems in the world are finished.
- If there is no revelation of the Word, the shepherd and congregation will cast off restraint and become naked. They only follow their fleshly lusts. They sin up to the peak, so they will be destroyed forever.
29:18. Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.
32:25. Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies),
32:26. then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the LORD's side -- come to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
32:27. And he said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.' "
32:28. So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.
The atmosphere on the last days will return to the one in Sodom and Gomorrah as well as of the Israelites who worshiped the golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai as follows:
If we willingly put the sword on our side, we will receive the number three thousand. It is the same as the volume of the Holy Place (10 x 10 x 20) + the Most Holy Place (10 x 10 x 10).
- The bond of worldly riches that makes one stingy and greedy.
- The bond of sin of eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
32:6. Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
- Being disobedient like Lot's wife.
It means that we experience the purification intensively. It starts from our heart and mind or the purification of our body, soul, and spirit.
We are also purified from lie until we reach the perfection (the Most Holy Place).
32:4. And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!"
If our whole life is purified, we will experience two things as follows:
- We can enter the Holy Place. It means that we are shepherded well and correctly. We persevere in committing three kinds of main service. It is like a branch that abides in the true vine.
The results are as follows:
- We cannot be touched by Satan the trinity, namely sins and false teaching. We experience peace, so all things become easy and light.
If we abide in the true vine, sooner or later we will surely bear sweet fruits, namely experiencing the heavenly bliss.
- "My Father is the vinedresser". We, as the branch, just abide in the Vine, and the Vine works for us. God struggles to take care of our life abundantly, so we always give thank to God until we can be as perfect as Jesus is.
- We are equipped with the ministry and the gift of Holy Spirit. It is the same as having the tunic of many colors.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
We are used in the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain or the one of the building of the perfect body of Christ. The more we are used, the more beautiful our life is.
The robe must be dipped in blood. It means suffering in the flesh because of the ministry to God.
The robe must be dipped in blood, so it is not possessed by Satan like Judas Iscariot's, but it becomes the clean, bright fine linen. It is the same as the bride's robe.
- Serving the Lord with many tears.
20:17. From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.
20:18. And when they had come to him, he said to them: "You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you,
20:19. "serving the Lordwith all humility, with many tearsand trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews;
20:20. "how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
20:21. "testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
20:22. "And see, now I go bound in the spiritto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,
20:23. "except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.
20:24. "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
20:25. "And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more.
We struggle to minister to God in the true ordination that pleases Him until the finish line. It is the same as being bound in the spirit.
The facts of being bound in the Spirit are as follows:
- Being humble. It means that we always confess our weakness and infirmity spiritually and physically. We confess that we are unworthy and incapable. We esteem others more than us, so we do not hate, slander, and have envy to others.
- Having many tears means that we serve God seriously, so we willingly sacrifice until we have a broken heart. We totally surrender to God. As a result, God will fight for us.
- Not being negligent, but faithful, responsible, and fervent until the finish line.
There is extra power from Holy Spirit, so we can minister God until the finish line.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
1:6. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
1:7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of loveand of a sound mind.
We will never retire, but we serve God with a sound mind. We serve in love, so we receive eternal life.
The results are as follows:
- We experience the heavenly bliss.
25:21. "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
- We receive the crown of bride.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
4:7. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
4:8. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
- Weeping because of the sprinkle of blood, the test of faith, the cross, or suffering in flesh for Jesus.
11:4. When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."
11:5. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
11:32. Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."
11:33. Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
11:34. And He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see."
11:35. Jesus wept.
God allows us to experience the sprinkle of blood, so we experience the glory, namely the renewal of life form fleshly men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
[John 11:32] Weeping is the same as falling down at Jesus' feet or struggling to face the sprinkle of blood.
Falling down at Jesus' feet means that we correct ourselves by the sharpness of the sword of the word. Finding sin, we must confess it, so the chastisement because of sin is changed into the suffering in flesh without sin. If we do not sin, we must keep silent. As a result, God will protect us.
[John 11:35] Jesus weeps. It means that He remembers, cares, understands, and struggles for us, so we experience the glory, namely the renewal of life. It is the spiritual miracle.
11:39. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
11:40. Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
The renewal of life starts from honesty and obedience.
As a result, the physical miracle happens too. The impossible thing becomes possible, failure becomes success, and one who falls into sin will be lifted up and restored.
Moses is honest and obedient when he faces the Red Sea. He just stretches out his hands and the waters are divided. All impossible problems will be finished. We can enter Canaan. It means the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain.
7:27. But Jesus said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
7:28. And she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs."
7:29. Then He said to her, "For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter."
7:30. And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
A woman faces the disease, destruction in marriage and children, suffering, and tears.
Our attitude must be in honesty and obedience. As a result, all diseases will be healed, and marriage and children will be restored.
God blesses us.