From Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship Service in Tentena-Poso.
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Mark 13:29
13:29 "So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near––at the doors!Mark 13:26
13:26 "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the cloudswith great power and glory.
"it is near
" is related to the second coming of Jesus in His glory and power on the glorious clouds. Revelation 19:6-7
19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
Jesus’ second coming on the glorious clouds as the King of all kings, Heavenly Bridegroom, and the Head of the church is for lifting up the perfect body of Christ or heavenly bride to the glorious clouds, so that we are with Him forever.
It means that the second coming of Jesus in the glory as the King of all kings and Heavenly Bridegroom is drawing near.
We indeed have our activity in the world, but we must prepare our life in this short time, so that we can welcome Jesus’ second coming in the glory as the King of all kings and Heavenly Bridegroom on the glorious clouds and be with Him forever. What must be prepared in this short time
We must read, hear, and obey the words of prophecy. Revelation 1:31:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
The prophetic words means as follows
Paul the apostle taught the two kinds of the preaching of the Word as follows
- The Word that is revealed by God through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible.
- The Word that shows us our hidden sins.
- The Word that reveals all things that have not happened yet, but will happen for sure, especially the second coming of Jesus in His glory as the King of all kings and Heavenly Bridegroom on the glorious clouds.
- The gospel of salvation/ gospel Word/ milk/ 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 Jesus’ first coming to die on the cross and save the sinners to give them salvation and blessing.
The process is through believing in Jesus, repenting or stopping sinning to return to God, being reborn of water and Holy Spirit, and getting a new life, namely heavenly one.
Nevertheless, "many are called, but few are chosen". It is not enough that we are only saved and blessed. We must continue to the second kind.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ/ the true teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword/ solid food/ Bride Tidings.
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 is the gospel preaching the second coming of Jesus on the glorious clouds in the glory as the King of all kings to choose and sanctify the congregation or the saved people until they can be as perfect as Jesus is. We become the bride who is ready to welcome Jesus’ second coming on the glorious clouds.
Jesus has given us the example about the two kinds of the preaching of the Word because He taught the gospel or glad tidings and teachings in many cities and villages.Luke 8:1
8:1 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidingsof the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,
13:22 And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.The Bride Tidings reveals all things that have not happened yet, but will happen for sure. This is called as the prophetic Word
Thus, our preparation in this short time is by reading, hearing, and obeying the true teaching Word/ Bride Tidings. Revelation 22:7
22:7 "Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
1:3 Blessed is he who readsand those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keepthose things which are written in it; for the time is near.Someday there will be no opportunity to read and hear the prophetic Word. Therefore, we must use our time for these things
- Reading and hearing the prophetic Word more, especially in the service to God.
What is the purpose of our service to God?
5:1 So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,
It is to read and hear the prophetic Word.
6:15 Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.
We must be alert because there are many Christians who serve and minister to God with the purpose for getting physical things such as money, position, praise, and so on. It means that they make Jesus as the king of the world.
4:8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."
Satan also tries to make Jesus as the king of the world. Thus, if a servant or son of God serve and minister only to look for physical things, he will be the same as Satan.
Do we rejoice in reading and hearing the true teaching Word?
If we rejoice in reading and hearing the true teaching Word, we will experience the other joys up to the eternal one in heavenly kingdom.
Rejoicing in the service and ministry to God only because of the physical things such as money, our ability in singing, and so on, but we are sleepy in hearing the Word, means that we experience the pseudo joy of the world that will cause perdition.
- Obeying the prophetic.
The true teaching Word must be obeyed as a daily practice or ingrained in our life.
1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Hearing the Word without doing it means that we deceive ourselves.
The process of obeying the prophetic Word is as follows.
One who obeys the true teaching Word until the flesh does not speak anymore is lifting up the two hands to God and loving Him more than anything. As a result, God will stretch out the two hands of His mercy and power for us as follows.
- Reading and hearing the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit helps us to hear the Word earnestly with a need.
- Holy Spirit helps us to understand the true teaching Word, so that it is written in our forehead.
- Holy Spirit helps us to believe in the true teaching Word, so that it becomes faith in our heart.
10:16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
10:17 then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
If the Word is written in our forehead and heart, our mouth will confess our sins to God and other people, so that we get the remission of sins by the blood of Jesus. We are saved and blessed by God.
- Holy Spirit helps us to do or obey the true teaching Word, so that it is written in our hands.
11:18 " Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
13:16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
13:17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
If our forehead and hand are not stamped by the Word, they will be stamped with 666 by the antichrist. On the contrary, the antichrist cannot stamp us with 666 if we have been stamped by the true teaching Word. We are protected from the grasp of the antichrist.
- Abraham was obedient for offering Isaac. He sacrificed his feelings. As a result, the hands of mercy and power of God, Jehovah Jireh, are able to create all things. Something that does not exist yet can be created. God is able to return all things that we have offered for Him. He is able to preserve and bless us up to our descendants.
- Moses was obedient to lift up the rod and stretch out his hand over the sea. He sacrificed his thought.
14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
14:22 So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Soon after he stretched out his hand over the sea, the hands of God’s mercy and power were stretched as the strong east wind that divided the sea. The hands of God’s mercy and power are able to give us the way out of all problems, even the impossible ones. The hands of God’s mercy and power are able to use us in the revival for building the body of Christ and nothing may hinder us.
- Peter sacrificed his feelings and thought to walk on waves of the sea. As for us, we are facing the temptation and impossible problem, even the wave of sin up to the peak.
14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid."
14:28 And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
14:29 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Peter could walk on it only for a moment and he experienced the hand of God’s mercy and power. Unfortunately, he was doubtful towards the Lord or the true teaching Word. When we are sinking, God is waiting for our crying "Lord, save me" and fully surrendering to Him. As a result, He will stretch out His hands to lift us up from our sinking and restore our life. Moreover, He will use us in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
1 Peter 3:5-6
3:5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
Then, Peter advised women to submit to the husbands. If a woman submits to the husband as to the Lord, the doors up to the one of heavenly kingdom will be opened and the husband can be won.
1 Peter 5:5-6
5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselvesto your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
Young people must not be arrogant but humble to submit to God and parents. As a result, God will lift them up from failure to success.
Until someday we are lifted up on the glorious clouds when Jesus comes a second time.
God blesses you.