To Coincide with the Graduation of the Students of Lempin-El "Kristus Ajaib" Generation XXXIVThe theme is "The Bridegroom is coming! Go out to meet Him!" (Matthew 25:6)
The only tiding we need on the last days or midnight is Bride Tiding. I hope it will become our belief, not a fanaticism, so we will not turn to or mix with other teachings. Do not doubt!
The Bride Tiding is a revelation coming from God, so we should not discuss about it or doubt about the truth.
Moses receives two things on the top of Mount Sinai as follows.
- The clue and commandment of God to build heavenly kingdom in the world, namely Tabernacle or the sanctuary.
- Two tablets of stone in which there is commandment about Sabbath.
24:12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them."
Tabernacle and two tablets of stone have physically perished but now we have to hold fast the teaching.
- Tabernacle teaching, whose center is the will of God.
The commandment to build the Tabernacle begins from "You shall ..."
- Bride Teaching, whose center is the love of God.
Tabernacle teaching and Bride Teaching are called Bride Tiding.
It has been proclaimed by the Late Rev. In Juwono since 1992 to be preached to foreign country. I hope we can continue it.
Bride Tiding prepares the Church to become the Bride of God or the perfect body of Christ.
The head is husband or bridegroom and the body is wife or the bride.
Thus, the Bride Tiding makes us fervent in spirit in ministering to God in the building of the body of Christ where we become the priests and kings or the servants of God.
The success of the preaching of God’s Word begins from bringing our life as pastor to enter the shepherding with perseverance and the congregation will follow, so all of us are counted by God.
Moreover, the proof of the success is in the fervency of the pastor and congregation to become priests and kings who ministers in the building of Christ’s perfect body. In such condition, we are possessed by God forever as the apple of His eye.
The students of Lempin-El Generation XXXIV who will graduate today are as Moses who goes down from Mount Sinai bringing two tablets of stone. The graduates bring the Bride Tiding to be sent by God in the ministry of building the perfect body of Christ.The ambience of the sending in ministry is as follows
The tools to be sent for the ministry are as follows
- Midnight or darkness.
It refers to the peak of sin, namely sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage that cause the destruction in morality and marriage or the ambience which is full of difficulties.
Formerly, Moses with the two tablets of stone had to face idolatry, namely golden calf.
- As lambs among wolves.
10:1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
10:2 Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
10:3 "Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
The wolves actively work at midnight.
We are powerless. The more we are employed by God as if we are fat sheep, the more the wolves target us and we cannot run fast.
The solution to face the wolf is only the Shepherd.
Meaning all ministers must be shepherded to the true teaching Wordas a branch that dwells in the True Vine.
There are many servants of God that close their ministry and open it at other place because of not being shepherded to the true teaching Word.
Not being shepherded, one will be pounced and killed by the wolf soon or later.
- Two swords.
22:35 And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing."
22:36 Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
22:37 "For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end."
22:38 So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."
We can run out of money but we will never run out of the two swords.
4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Bride Tiding or teaching Word is sharper than any two-edged sword because it is pure from the Bible.
We have to sell our garment to get the sword of the Bride Tiding, meaning we must pay the price or sacrifice our money, energy, thought, et cetera.
For example, a servant of God not only teaches the congregation to save money for the service and ministry to God, but he must first save his money for serving and ministering to God in the fellowship.
The sword pierces or sanctifies our life, beginning from our heart and mind or the table of our life.
7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."
The heart and mind contain twelve evil and unclean lusts that must be sanctified by the sword of God’s Word.
The heart and mind must be holy to be sent by God. The sending by God does not depend on intelligence or anything in the world.
For example, the heart of Judas Iscariot is filled with evil lusts, so he steals the possession of the Lord. In such condition, he cannot be sent by Him.
Be alert about money because it can entice us.
The result of being sanctified is as follows.
- We are employed by God.
I Samuel 16:7
16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1:24 And they prayed and said, "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen
Why is Lempin-El established not as a bible school? Because the requirement depends on the heart, not on the diploma. The requisite for studying or working in all schools in the world is the diploma.
The more our heart is sanctified, the more God employs us. Therefore, let us now make efforts to be sanctified so that the employment of God becomes more obvious in us.
- If the table of our life, referring to our heart and mind is sanctified, it will be filled with twelve loaves of bread in two rows, six in a row, referring to the Table of Showbread or sixty six books in Bible. Meaning we are filled with the revelation of the true teaching Word.
- We can say "It is enough."
22:38 So they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."
Meaning there is no deficiency but abundance that we can always give thanks to God.
We do not lack of anything because it is enough to face the shaking or winnowing, referring to separation between grain and chaff.
If we endure in the separation, we will become the grain which is gathered in the barn of heavenly kingdom.
The separation will happen more and more until two people on one bed, referring to the marriage, can be separated one another.
“It is enough” means the Bride Tiding is enough to sanctify and perfect us.
- The anointing of Holy Spirit.
20:21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
The function of the anointing of Holy Spirit is as follows.
- The anointing of Holy Spirit makes us alive in our spirituality, so we can live in righteousness and holiness.
Carnal men die in sins. The unrighteousness, although it is only a little, will make them die.
If we have righteousness and holiness, all things in our marriage, ministry, et cetera, will become alive.
- Holy Spirit gives the gifts, meaning the wonderful abilities from God so that we can finish our ministry according to the priest’s office He has trusted to us.
The gifts of Holy Spirit are more than any diploma in the world.
- The anointing of Holy Spirit gives us peace. There is no weariness and heavy burden but all things become easy and light.
- Holy Spirit renews us and we become as the wind.
3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 "Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
We become the servants of God who are as the wind as follows.
There will be nothing may hinder us wherever we go if we has become the wind. The church organization, finance, and Satan cannot hinder us. That is the reason why God makes us become as the wind.
- Being vain, meaning we make ourselves of no reputation.
We have great thing but we always feel that we have nothing. It is as Jesus who has the heaven but He feels that He has no right.
- Being humble and obedient wherever God blows or sends us.
Moreover, the wind brings the fragrance of the name of Jesus, meaning we can become witness to glorify God’s name.
- The rod or the cross.
6:6b Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
6:8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff––no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts––
The rod must be in our hand, or else it becomes a serpent. Meaning the cross must become our life experience.
The rod or the cross means suffering without any sin or the sprinkling of blood.
Being the servant of God is a glorious work that begins from the cross or suffering without any sin.
II Corinthians 6:4-6, 8-10
6:4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;
6:6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,
6:8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;
6:9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed;
6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
The cross or the sprinkling of blood can happen in the form of suffering in ministry to prepare the sermon three times in a week, fasting, praying all night, being despised and slandered, or being in deficiency, et cetera.
Do not ask to other people, owe or steal when you are in lack.
We have to enjoy the cross experience until we get the joy of heaven.
The function of the rod or the cross is as follows.
- As our life support. Remember that there is glory of God behind the cross.
If we lean on others, the rod will be removed and the serpent is ready to destroy us.
If we lean on the cross, there will be no difficulty to minister to God in the congregation, whether they are rich or poor, intelligent or not.
- The cross gives us extra power to be strong and of good courage.
Joshua gets the commandment “Be strong and of good courage” four times when the house of Israel are going to enter Canaan.
It means as follows.
- Not sinning whatever risk may come nor following or agreeing the sin.
- Holding fast to the one true teaching Word.
- Not being disappointed and hopeless or leaving the service and ministry to God.
Leaving the ministry means removing the rod and the serpent will come.
- The cross is the grace of God.
I Peter 2:19
2:19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
Jesus has no sin but He is willing to bear the curse of sin to redeem us.
It is the grace of God when we serve God in suffering until feel that we are going to die.
Not all people have the opportunity to get the grace to bear the cross of Jesus. Only Simon, the Cyrene, gets it from among many people.
The grace is able to save us. For example, Noah and his family are saved from the flood because he has the grace of God. He is saved and preserved by God wonderfully.
There is God’s great grace and glory behind the cross.
For example, Esther receives golden scepter and God’s grace exalts David.
Holding to the rod, referring to the cross of Jesus, it will become the golden scepter. The golden scepter refers to the grace of God exalting Esther to become the queen.
God’s grace exalts David from the shepherd of two or three sheep to become the king of Israel.
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.”
The Church of God receives the grace in order to be sanctified and renewed continually until becomes the perfect Bride of God who is spotless. There is golden rod in New Jerusalem.
All things are useless if we do not become the bride of God.
God blesses you.