Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 19:919:9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
The marriage supper of the Lamb is the meeting between Jesus who comes a second time in the glory as the King of all kings or the Heavenly Bridegroom, with the perfect congregation or the Heavenly Bride on the glorious clouds. Then, we enter the One Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace or the future Paradise and the New Jerusalem. We sit with Jesus on the throne of heavenly kingdom forever. Revelation 3:213:21 "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
We become His possession forever. There are three kinds of possession of God which cannot be charged against by anyone as follows
Matthew 22:15-2222:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
- The smallest, namely the tithes.
- The house of the Lord = worship.
- The bride of God.
3:29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom;
22:16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
22:17 "Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
22:19 "Show Me the tax money." So they brought Him a denarius.
22:20 And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?"
22:21 They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
22:22 When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.
Matthew 22:15-22 is about the ownership
. It can be divided into two parts as follows.
- Verse 15-18 about the test of ownership.
- Verse19-22 about the process of the ownership of the bridegroomas follows.
- There must be the image of God.
- There must be the inscription of God.
- There must be the sanctification.
We are learning the first and second point, namely there must be the image and inscription of God
.Genesis 1:261:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
In the beginning, God created men to be as glorious as the image of the Trinity of God. They were put in garden Eden to rejoice with Him. Nevertheless, Adam and Eve fell in sin, namely disobedience. Consequently, they lost the image and inscription of the Trinity of God and became naked. They were driven out to the world to live in weariness, heavy burden, and tears. Romans 3:233:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,,
All men have sinned in the world; even up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. They appear like dog and swine which are naked and not ashamed. Moreover, they appear like Satan. For example, Peter rejected the cross. It means serving and ministering to God only to get the things which comfortable to the flesh although the spiritual ones are sacrificed or not willingly suffering in the flesh together with Jesus. Consequently, they lose the image and inscription of God and get the perdition. Therefore, the Lord tries that men can return to the image and inscription of the Trinity of God. 2 Corinthians 3:2-33:2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
3:3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
He uses His servants in the anointing of Holy Spirit (= the finger of God) to write the Word in the heart of men that they may return to the image and inscription or glory of the Trinity of God so that they may be God's. There are two forms of the preaching of the Word as follows
2 Corinthians 4:74:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
- The 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 preaches Jesus' first coming in the world to die on the cross for calling the sinful people to believe in Him and be saved.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ/ 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.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
It preaches Jesus' second coming in the glory as the King or the Heavenly Bridegroom to choose the saved people to be sanctified and changed until the perfection or they are as glorious as Jesus is. We return to the image and inscription of the Trinity of God and become His bride who is ready to welcome Jesus' second coming.
How great a man in the world is, maybe being filled with riches, intelligence, and position, he is only the brittle clay. He easily gets disappointed, hopeless, proud, and sinful until there is destruction or perdition. Therefore, we must be filled or written with the heavenly treasure, namely the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword. The process is as follows
- Listening to the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The anointing of Holy Spirit is the same as freedom. It means that age, social strata, and intelligence cannot limit us to understand the true teaching Word. The Word is written on our forehead or mind.
- Believing in the Word. It is written on our heart to become faith in heart.
- Doing the Word. It is written on our hands.
The results are as follows
- We receive the extra power from God.
2 Corinthians 4:7
4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
As a result, we can be strong and of good courageas follows.
- In facing difficulties, temptations, impossible problems, even the death.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
4:9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed--
We are not disappointed or hopeless. We do not leave God in facing all things, but keep faithful and fervent in spirit doing the service and ministry to God.
- In facing false teachings which toss the church to and fro.
Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 18
1:6 "Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
1:7 "Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
1:18 "Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage."
We must be strong and of good courage in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
We must be strong and of good courage in facing the deception.
Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 24
24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceivesyou.
24:5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceivemany.
24:11 "Then many false prophets will rise up and deceivemany.
24:24 "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
We must be strong and of good courage in the worship.
Revelation 19:1, 3, 4, 6
19:1 After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
19:3 Again they said, "Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!"
19:4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"
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!
- We receive the wisdom of God to face the antichrist.
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 heart, mind or forehead, and hands have been written with Bride Tidings, the antichrist will not be able to stamp us.
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.
It continues until we get the two wings of a great eagle, namely the Word and the anointing of Holy Spirit to evacuate us to the wilderness, far away from the presence of the antichrist. We are preserved directly by God through the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit and the Holy Communion or the sacrifice of Christ.
- We experience the renewal from the fleshly men or the clay to the spiritual ones or the gold.
2 Corinthians 4:10-11
4:10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
4:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
It begins from our heart and mind. They are renewed to become Jesus'.
2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
2:6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
The heart and mind of Jesus are obedient to the point of death of the cross. Our heart and mind must be obedient also until our flesh does not speak anymore. As a result, we become the open epistle of Christ or testimony for others.
5:32 "And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."
The obedience until our flesh does not speak anymore is the strong foundation to receive Holy Spirit or the Spirit of glory that performs the miracle in our life.
11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
Impossible things can be possible. The rotten or destroyed things are restored to be good. The failure can be changed into success and beauty in time of need. The Spirit of glory is able to preserve us in the midst of difficulties in the wilderness of the world.
16:7 "And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD; for He hears your complaints against the LORD. But what are we, that you complain against us?"
16:8 Also Moses said, "This shall be seen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to the full; for the LORD hears your complaints which you make against Him. And what are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD."
The Spirit of glory performs the spiritual miracle. Being changed is the same as bearing fruits.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
The fruits of the Spirit can be divided into three groups as follows.
We return to the image of the Trinity of God until we are worthy to welcome Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds. Then, we enter the One Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace and sit with Jesus on the throne of heavenly kingdom forever.
- Love, joy, peace = the image of Father God.
- Longsuffering, kindness, goodness = the image of the Son of God.
- Faithfulness, gentleness, self-control = the image of Holy Spirit God.
God blesses you.