Revelation 21: 521:5. Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."
The theme is "Behold, I make all things new!"
Meaning God creates all things new. Actually He has created heaven and earth, the Garden of Eden and men who were as glorious as He is. They lived in the garden joyfully together with Him.
Then why does God create all things new again?
It is because the men have sinned
, so they fall short of the glory of Christ and are sent to the world. Moreover, they keep on sinning in the world even the peak of sin, that is to say sins concerning eating-drinking and sexuality. Consequently, they are judged with flood in the days of Noah and with fire and brimstone in the last days.
God wants the men never perish so He creates the new ones who are glorious as He is. He creates the new heaven and earth that is to say New Jerusalem.
In short, the men are created to be as glorious as He is and placed in New Jerusalem.
The process to become new men is real through RENEWAL.
So we have to experience the renewal of life little by little
until we have the renewal of New Jerusalem that we can be as glorious as Jesus is, to dwell in New Jerusalem.
The renewal of New Jerusalem is signed with term "THERE SHALL BE NO MORE
", meaning there shall be no more old things.
There shall be no more these seven things:
Now we are discussing the seventh part.Revelation 22: 522:5. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light.And they shall reign forever and ever.
- Revelation 21: 1= sea,
- Revelation 21: 4= death,
- Revelation 21: 4= sorrow,
- Revelation 21: 4= crying,
- Revelation 21: 4= pain,
- Revelation 22: 3= curse,
- Revelation 22: 5= night.
TERE SHALL BE NO MORE NIGHT, meaning there shall be no more darkness of sin up to the peak of sin.How can we be delivered from the darkness of sin?
We ourselves cannot make us free from sin.
The only one way is through GOD GIVES LIGHT
to shine the men who are in the darkness of sin.There are three kinds of light God has shined in the relationship with Tabernacle as follows:
- The light of righteousness or salvation.
Isaiah 9: 1, 5
9:1. The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light;Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
9:5 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Matthew 4: 15-16
4:15. "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned."
Luke 1: 76-79
1:76. "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
1:77 To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins,
1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
1:79 To give light to those who sit in darknessand the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace."
It is obvious from those three verses that Jesus was born as a Savior to give the light of righteousness or the light of salvation to the men who is in the darkness of sin.
Ephesians 1: 13
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,
We may receive the light of righteousness/salvation through THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION(the gospel preaching about Jesus' first coming).
The process of receiving this light is through entering the Court of Tabernacle as follows:
Having the renewal of life, we live in RIGHTEOUSNESS to become a newborn baby. We cannot sin in any situation.
Proverbs 10: 2-3
10:2. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
10:3 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
Keeping sins, all we have in the world will be meaningless even make us perished.
Living in righteousness, we will trust and entrust ourselves fully to God, we live only by His grace. As a result, we are saved and preserved by God as the baby Moses' being lifted up from water.
He did not have any power in the Nil River but God never lies to him who was only a baby, referring to the righteous person.
He was saved and preserved as well as protected by God.
Being righteous, someday we will be lifted by God. He promises beautiful future lives for us as Moses who then became the son of king. We only need to wait the time of God.
Moses was lifted up from water but he was still chased by Pharaoh.
There are many sons of God receiving many blessings and living in the righteousness but we must remember that Pharaoh still chases.
Exodus 2: 15a
2:15. When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses.
Therefore, do not stop in the light of righteousness.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ that is the image of God.
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 about Jesus' second coming in glory as the King of kings and heavenly Bridegroom TO SANCTIFY AND TO PERFECT His Church to become His bride.
Jesus' second coming HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WITH SINS.
Jeremiah 23: 29
23:29. "Is not My word like a fire?" says the LORD, "And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
The teaching Word is as the FLAME of FIRE shining the hidden sins.
Exodus 3: 1-3, 5
3:1. Now Moses was tending the flockof Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
3:2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of firefrom the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
3:3 Then Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn."
3:5 Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
If Moses had been in the palace still, he would not have seen the flame of fire. Humbling himself and being a shepherd, he found the flame of fire.
Physical miracles may happen but they should head for the wood with fire but it does not burn.
It cannot be imitated by anyone because it comes from heaven.
We may experience the work of the flame of fire in the SHEPHERDING.
We have to be shepherded to the one true teaching Word as a branch attaining to the true Vine.
Being shepherded means being patient in the sheepfold or the Holy Place of Tabernacle.
Acts 2: 41-42
2:41. Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
2:42 And they continued steadfastlyin the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
The perseverance in the shepherding is the perseverance in committing THREE MAIN SERVICESas follows:
We have patience in committing three main services to the Lord because of the fellowship with the trinity of the Lord.
We are sanctified by the flame of fire in shepherding (the wood with fire but it does not burn). It is wonderful if we can be shepherded as a great sight more than anything.
'the wood'= carnal men.
Exodus 3: 5
3:5. Then He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
Through the shepherding, we have the sanctification until 'taking our sandals off'= we have the sanctification of our inner and outer lives.It is as a newborn baby having no sandals.
If Moses had shown his greatness, he would have been dead in Pharaoh's hands but God reminded him to remember how God had helped him when he had been a baby. Let us now lay aside all our prides.
1 Peter 2: 1-2
2:1. Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
= the practice of being a newborn baby whose deeds and feelings are holy.
The holy feeling desires the pure and spiritual milk of the Word or the true teaching Word.
The spiritual Word is the Word in anointing of Holy Spirit so we can commit our service and ministry in quietness and regularity.
Matthew 21: 16
21:16.and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?"
= a baby also has the sanctification of mouth.The mouth is only used to praise and worship God until we do not stumble in word.
James 3: 2
3:2. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
Revelation 12: 1, 14
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.
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.
Being sanctified in our deeds, feeling, and words of mouth, we will be blameless as the light of the world. We are given the two wings of a great eagleand free from antichrist (verse 14).
Whatever we have now cannot resist Pharaoh.
Furthermore, we have not seen the Lord after we have this light because we need the third light below.
- The light of glory (shekinah glory) = the Most Holy Place.
Jesus comes a second time to change carnal men to become the men in glorious body same as Jesus. Carnal men with their flesh and blood cannot be lifted up.
Mark 13: 24-28
13:24. "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
13:25 "the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
13:26 "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
13:27 "And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
13:28 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
This is the light of glory renewing our lives so we can be lifted up to the glorious clouds to enter into New Jerusalem.
Now, how can we get the light of glory? It comes from the SPRINKLING OF BLOOD(suffering without sins). It is the renewal of life.
The beginning of the renewal is real through being meek (verse 28).
Every suffering we get together with Jesus must be followed with being meek.
Exodus 14: 15-16, 14, 21
14:15. And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.
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. 14:14. "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."
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.
= suffering without sin Moses has experienced in form of unsolvable problems.
The Lord lets us face many problems even dead-lock so we can get THE LIGHT OF GLORY (being meek).
Moses experienced the light of the glory of God until he could be in silence, whose meanings are below:
- Correcting ourselves, not blaming other people.
- Not relying on something from ourselves or other people but only hoping in the Lord.
Being in silence, God will stretch His hands to settle all matters.
Mary and Martha experienced also the sprinkling of blood through the death of Lazarus for four days. The purpose is to make them fall down at Jesus' feet.
John 11: 32, 39-40
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."
11:39 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?"
We can see the hardness of Martha's heart in verse 39.
The destroyed matters will remain in destruction as long as we keep our hard heart but we will see the glory of the Lord if we trust and entrust ourselves to Him.
Moses has been meek but someday he did a fault until he could not enter into Canaan but into a tomb, referring to a total failure as a fig tree which produces no fruit.
Maybe tonight there is a person having a total failure, there is still as chance through worship prayer.
In the worship together with Elijah and the Lord, Moses could be on the mountain which is in Canaan.
Meaning, the impossible matters can be possible through worship prayer, even we can be glorified together with the Lord.
God blesses you.