Mark 7:377:37. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak." The theme is "HE HAS DONE ALL THINGS WELL"
Actually, God has made all things well at the beginning of His creation but Satan destroyed all things.Satan destroyed men through sins,
up to the peak of sins, i.e. the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
Deaf and dumb man was the example of the destroyed man.
We heard about Job and Jesus' disciples as the examples yesterday.
Deafness and dumbness are EASY to spread.
Therefore we must be alert.
They hit men from age to age spiritually.THE AGE OF FATHER GOD
= from Adam to Abraham (approximately 2000 years).It is represented by Eve
Eve refers to a wife or the mother of all living.
The spiritual mother is a pastor, so Eve also refers to a husband or pastor.Genesis 3:203:20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.Genesis 3:1-23:1. Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eatthe fruit of the trees of the garden;
We compare it with:Genesis 2:162:16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freelyeat;
Thus, Eve took away the term 'freely'
. It means she was DEAF
There is independence where the Spirit is.
The independence or freedom indicates that there is the anointing of Holy Spirit.
Taking away the term "freely" means a pastor preaching the Word without the anointing of Holy Spirit or the freedom of Holy Spirit so there is limitation in time, men's rule, the condition of congregation, et cetera.
The congregation will be bound still by the sins if the pastor is deaf.Genesis 3:33:3. "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'
We compare it with:Genesis 2:172:17. "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
Eve added the word 'touch'
. It means she was DUMB
Meaning a dumb pastor preaching the Word by adding the term 'touch', referring to performance, knowledge, and illustration none cannot account for, et cetera, that are added in delivering the Word of God.
Consequently, the congregation are only TOUCHED IN THE EMOTION by the pastor or the speaker,
so there is no spiritual value and the congregation is never touched in the heart = there is no renewal of life,
being carnal men always.
Eve was deaf and dumb as well as she made Adam deaf and dumb.
Be careful! The wife of pastor must be alert, do not become head!Being deaf and dumb,
one becomes naked or ashamed, in fear, and cursed by God with many sorrows.
The atmosphere of Garden Eden was formerly so beautiful but it turned to curse.THE AGE OF THE SON OF GOD
= from Abraham to Jesus' first coming (approximately 2000 years).It is represented by Mark 7:32
which becomes the theme of this fellowship.Mark 7:327:32. Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech,and they begged Him to put His hand on him.BEING DEAF
refers to unwillingness to hear the true teaching Word and disobedience to it.BEING DUMB
refers to vain saying.
The mouth MUST be dumb through saying vain words, lying, slandering other people, if the ears do not want to hear the true Word of God.It also will say carelessly if the ears hear carelessly. On the other hand, it will produce true words if the ears hear the true teaching.Being dumb spiritually
also refers to a disability to bear witness to glorify God, even disability to worship God righteously.Mark 9:14,259:14. And when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them.
9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
Being deaf and dumb spiritually, one becomes an epileptic spiritually.Matthew 17:1417:14. And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epilepticand suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
In short, dumb and deaf disease results in epilepsy.
It refers to the sins concerning eating-drinking and uncleanness,
even the destruction in marriage.
It may seem to be cured but then it comes again.
The unclean sins or the sin concerning marrying-giving in marriage begins with mixed marriage, divorcing, getting married after divorcing, up to marrying-giving in marriage.Divorcing
= being dead as a head being separated with its body because a husband is the head and his wife is the body. Getting married after divorcing
= being rotten and there are worms.
The sins concerning marrying-giving in marriage also consists of these things:
- Sexual affairs,
- Sexual sins before getting married,
- Sexual deviation such as homosexuality, lesbian and sexual sins to one own self,
- Sexual sins by sight, et cetera.
Therefore, youth must hear the Word much more in the time of engagement!We have to be alert because the epilepsy hits men even children! Flowing from that, children even when they still are in the womb must be brought to come to the Lord.
The epilepsy also means physically as impossible things
, because it cannot be cured.
It means problems that are difficult even impossible to settle.THE AGE OF HOLY SPIRIT=
from Jesus' first coming to His second coming (approximately 2000 years).
Now we are in 2010. If He has not come yet, it is only THE LENGTHENING OF HIS PATIENCE.Revelation 22:18-2122:18. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone addsto these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
22:19 and if anyone takes awayfrom the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
Be careful! There are dumb and deaf people drawing near the time of Jesus' second coming!
It is represented by the Church of God adding and eliminating the true teaching Word or changing the true teaching Word especially the teaching Word which is revealed by God to the Late Rev. Van Gessel.
The time of engagement is the nearest time to get married. It is the most dangerous time when we are teased to change the true teaching Word through adding or eliminating it.2 Corinthians 11:2-411:2. For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothedyou to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virginto Christ.
11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
11:4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!
= dumb and deaf disease in book Genesis and it is repeated in the last days.
We have to be alert in this engagement time!The consequences of changing the teaching Word with other doctrines are as follows
- Losing the simplicity in Christ[2 Corinthians 11:3].
This simplicity begins with our faithfulness to the true teaching Word.
Being unfaithful to the true teaching Word, one cannot be faithful in all matters.
- Losing the virginity/holiness[2 Corinthians 11:2] because of being defiled by other women.
14:4. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
= being called as virgins because of not being defiled by other women, one of who is Babel.
17:3. So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beastwhich was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The teaching of Babel is about prosperity and physical entertainment, with uncleanness or fornication behind it.
The false church is encouraged by the power of Mammon ('a scarlet beast').
Now it seems to be employed greatly but sometimes it will be burnt thoroughly in fire.
17:16. "And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
The power of the true church is in two wings of a great eagle, i.e. the Word of God and the anointing of Holy Spirit, and we will never fall.
- Being judged and perished forever.
22:18. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plaguesthat are written in this book;
22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Let us these days keep ourselves from the dumb and deaf disease.Mark 7:32-357:32. Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him.
7:33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue.
7:34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."
7:35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.The way God helps the one who is deaf and dumb is through He put His fingers in his ears, spat, and touched his tongue
His fingers = the anointing of Holy Spirit.
Saliva = something which comes out of the mouth of Jesus = God's Word.
Thus, the fingers and the saliva of the Lord is God's Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit
= the Word sharper than any two-edged sword [Hebrews 4:12-13].
The way the Lord helps here is through the hard teaching Word.
Hearing the hard teaching Word, we feel as if we are spat and pierced so our flesh is hurt.The process of the work of the hard teaching Word is below:
- 'Jesus took him aside from the multitude' [Mark 7:33] =the teaching Word shows our condition and need privately.
Going to the church, we must pray that the Word touches us because it is the proof that we have private relationship with God.
- Jesus put His fingers in his ears = God's mercy.
No matter how hard the teaching Word is, it is God's mercy to help us.
- The more God's Word is revealed, the more His heart is openedto accept us just the way we are although we are deaf and dumb. He accepts us to help us, to settle all our problems.
2 Corinthians 6:11-13
6:11. O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open.
6:12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
6:13 Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open.
We have to open our heart widely to the teaching Word so there is EPHPHATHA (meaning "Open").
20:12. The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made them both.
Having an opened heartto the Word, our eyes will be openedto see the field of God.
If OUR HEART AND EYES ARE OPENED, we will experience the power of creationfrom nothing to something.
Having opened heart and eyes, our mouth will be opened.
Meaning we can say and worship God righteously.
Having good ears and mouth, there is power to make all things good.
7:37. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
The Lord will make all things good even someday we will be ready to welcome His second coming.
God blesses you.