The theme isMatthew 25:6
25: 6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
The only one tiding we need at midnight or the last days is Bride Tiding.There are two kinds of the preaching of the Word of God as follows
- Gospel of salvation or gospel Word or Good Tiding[Ephesians 1:13, Proverbs 25:25].
It is the gospel that preaches about Jesus’ first coming to die on the cross in order to save the sinners.
The process to get the salvation is as follows.
- Believing in Jesus,
- Repenting or stopping doing sin to return to God.
- Being reborn by water and spirit, so we have life renewal or heavenly life.
The new life means we live in righteousness. It also means the salvation.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the teaching Word or Bride Tiding[2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Matthew 25:6]
It means the gospel that preaches about Jesus’ second coming in His glory as the King of all kings or Heavenly Bridegroom to sanctify the people who have been saved, so that they can be perfect and without blemish as Jesus is. They can become Heavenly Bride to welcome Jesus’ second coming on glorious clouds and enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God, the kingdom of peace a thousand years, and the everlasting heavenly kingdom.
The physical marriage must be heeded in order to be righteous and holy. It begins from the beginning, during the marriage, up to the end of the marriage that is in the marriage supper of the Lamb of God. The physical marriage is the entrance to the world, but the spiritual one is the exit of the world to meet Jesus on the glorious clouds.
14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospelto preach to those who dwell on the earth––to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people––
The gospel of salvation added with the gospel of the glory of Christ means the everlasting gospel
that must be preached to all nations and tongues, or else we have the debt of blood that cannot be paid by anything. Matthew 25:5-7
25:5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
25:7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.Why do we need the Bride Tiding at midnight or the last days
We need it because the Church at the last days slumbers and sleeps spiritually
. The second coming of Jesus is as the coming of a thief. Slumbering and sleeping, one will be left behind when Jesus comes a second time. It means he perishes forever.
Thus, the Bride Tiding is able to awake the Church that is sleeping spiritually.The facts found in the Church that is sleeping spiritually are as follows
- As Eutychus who sleeps, falls down from the third story, and dies.
20:9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.
Eutychus sinks into a deep sleep. He is overcome by sleep and falls down because of sitting in a window. Sitting in a window means arrogance.
The arrogant person will hear two kinds of sound. The first ear hears the sound of the true teaching Word preached repetitively, faithfully, and continually as the spiritual food for the congregation, but another one hears the other voices, namely strange voice from outside or the teaching which is different from the one we have received and gossips which cannot be accounted for.
Sitting in a window means not being firm yet in the shepherding. Consequently, one becomes sleepy and bored hearing the shepherding Word.
The servant of God who is bored hearing the Word will be weary and heavy laden in his life. Such servant of God will difficultly lift up his own life, moreover the marriage and the congregation cannot be lifted up.
Being bored and sleepy, one begins to sleep. It means he is non-active in the service and ministry. Continuing in it, he will fall down from the third story soon. It means he falls in sins up to the peak and spiritual dryness. The spiritual dryness can be detected from the dry tongue.
Falling down from the third story also means decreasing in spirituality, marriage, and physical life, up to there is no salvation anymore.
The right attitude is to sit on the grass. We confess to God when we have the arrogance in our spirituality or doubt by hearing the strange voice. Afterwards, we must sit on the grass or be firm in the shepherding.
Sitting on the grass in the groups of one hundred and fifty people means we must be firm in the shepherding that is brought up by Tabernacle teaching and Bride Tidings, seeing that the figure one hundred refers to the length of the tabernacle and the figure fifty refers to the width.
Sitting on the grass means being humble to be able to consume the true shepherding Word. Esau hunts much more, but finally he longs for the stew of lentils, referring to the repeated shepherding Word. The shepherding Word is as manna which looks simple and repeated in order to make us humble.
As a result, the Great Shepherd is able to preserve our life wonderfully. He is able to remove all impossible things and heal our life. The Great Shepherd is also able to lift us up to reach perfection. The Court, the Holy Place, and the Most Holy Place refer to the first, second, and third story.
- As Jonah who is fast asleep in a ship.
1:1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
1:2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me."
1:3 But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
1:5 Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep.
It means he ministers to God without faithfulness and righteousness. Jonah is commanded to go to Niniveh, but he goes to Tarshish. Ministering to God without righteousness and faithfulness means running away from God. Consequently, one is near the storm and he sinks to perish forever. Be careful! All members of the congregation will follow the pastor who is neither faithful nor righteous.
17:7"And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
17:8 "But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
We must minister to God faithfully and righteously without insisting the right, but only doing our duty. It means we minister to God by girding ourselves. The belt we wear cannot be half only. It means we cannot minister to God with righteousness only without the faithfulness and vice versa. We must have both the righteousness and faithfulness.
Ministering to God in faithfulness and righteousness means preparing food and drink for Jesus to satisfy Him. As a result, He will also satisfy us and give us heavenly joy nothing may influence. The matter of food and drink becomes the concerning of God. Our concerning is only ministering to God in righteousness and faithfulness and we will be used in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
19:11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
The Lord does not prioritize the rich or intelligent, but the faithful and righteous. Faithfulness means responsibility and righteousness means being in line to the true teaching Word.
- Sleeping in the worship to God.
14:37 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?
14:38 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
The spiritual meaning is there is no faithfulness and perseverance in worshiping God. It means the worship prayer is dry because of keeping sin.
The consequence is as follows.
- Falling in temptation. It means one is facing temptation, but he takes the solution that is not according to the Word.
- Being naked, there is no righteousness but self-truth.
14:51 Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him,
14:52 and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
The self-truth means the truth that is not in line with the true teaching Word. It comes from blaming other people, even God.
14:42 "Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand."
Jesus awakes the sleeping disciples with the hard word, namely the Bride Tiding that is able to awake the sleeping Church.
The prayer at Gethsemane or one hour prayer is the tearing to the flesh with its will, fear, anxiety, lust, et cetera, so that the oil of Holy Spirit is poured upon our life. Fasting and long night prayer are to hasten the tearing of the flesh because the second coming of Jesus is drawing near.
The function of the anointing oil of Holy Spirit is as follows.
- To put to death the deeds, virus, and worms of sin that make us unrighteous, unholy, and rotten.
8:13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
If we minister to God with bearing the burden of sin, there will be weariness and heavy burden. If we minister to God with putting to death the sins, we will be able to live in righteousness. Righteousness equals to quietness and peace, so all things will become easy and light. In such condition, we will never leave the service and ministry.
- To sanctify us to be acceptable and well pleasing before God.
15:16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
If God smells the fragrance, He will come to us and bless our life.
8:21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
- To perform miracle in our life.
3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
4:24 and that you put on the new manwhich was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
It means life renewal that begins from honesty. We say “yes” if “yes” and “no” if “no.” The honesty starts from about teaching. If the spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will also happen. Holy Spirit is able to make the mountains plain.
4:6 So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.
4:7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"‘"
God is able to solve all impossible problems and give us beautiful future life. The last miracle happens when we are changed to become as glorious as Jesus is when He comes a second time.
God blesses you.