Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 6:12-17
6:12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
6:14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
6:16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
6:17 "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?
The opening of the sixth seal refers to the sixth condemnation of Holy Spirit God or the physical and the spiritual great earthquake which cause these things:
- The darkness.
- The shaking.
- The fear.
ad. 2. The shaking.
The spiritual earthquake refers to the influence of the world which causes the shaking as follows:
4:18 "Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word.
4:19 "and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Worries make the faith not grow.
- The temptation in all aspects that peaks on the one of the antichrist who rules over the world for three and a half years.
3:10 "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
The temptation causes the faith to falter and doubt.
- The miraculous physical signs which are made by the false prophet but without sanctification and renewal.
13:13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
If the servant or the minister of God only looks for the physical miracle without sanctification and renewal, his faith will fall, be lost, and perish forever.
Falling from faith means leaving the true teaching word and the true worship. He enters the worship of the antichrist that will be destroyed forever.
So, the spiritual earthquake refers to the worry and temptation in all aspects as well as the miraculous signs from false prophet that make the servant and the minister of God move from faith, true teaching word and worship or outside the hand of God. If one is outside the hand of God, he will be in the hand of Satan. Colossians 1:23
1:23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Our attitude is not moving from the gospel or the true teaching word that we have received and experienced. Matthew 11:1
11:1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
Jesus gives the example of the preaching of the word through the gospel and the teaching.
There are two kinds of the preaching of the word of God which are taught by the Paul and exemplified by Jesus as follows:
- The gospel of salvation, the gospel word, the milk or the 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.
25:25As cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a far country.
1 Corinthians 1:23-24
1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God..
The gospel of salvation preaches Jesus who is crucified to save the sinful men.
The gospel of salvation is the wisdom and the power of God to save the sinful men.
16:30 And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
16:31 So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
16:32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.
16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.
After we are saved by God, we must remember our whole family.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 "Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
3:9 "and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
3:11"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
The signs of salvation to our whole family are as follows:
In facing the spiritual earthquake, do not move from the gospel of salvation, but we must preach and testify it to our whole family and other people. We testify anywhere, anytime, and in any circumstances.
- Believing and trusting Jesus through hearing one true teaching word.
- Repenting or stop sinning to return to God means that we die to sin.
- Entering one true water baptism.
6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The true water baptism means that one who has believed in God and died to sin must be buried in water together with Jesus, so he comes out from water with Jesus and gets the new life, namely living in righteousness and by faith.
3:7Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
The descendants f Abraham become the descendants of the serpent because of being hard-hearted. Through the true water baptism, the descendants of serpent can be the ones of Abraham.
The descendants of Abraham refer to the people who are worthy to get the blessing of Abraham or the blessing of salvation up to the descendants.
- The Holy Spirit baptism makes us cry out "Abba Father" and obey the word of God that affirms the righteousness and the salvation.
- The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the true teaching word, the solid food or the 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.
The Bride Tidings preaches about the second coming of Jesus in glory as the King of all kings and the Bridegroom of heaven who will come for the second time.
1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
1:28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
The Bride Tidings contains wisdom and power of God to sanctify and renew man who has been saved to be as perfect as Jesus is.
We must not move from the Bride Tidings or the true teaching word.
The fact found in it is living in holiness.
The requirement to be the same as a branch which attaches to the true vine is being shepherded to the true teaching word. So, we can experience the sanctification intensively and continuously.
15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
The proof of living in holiness is bearing sweet fruits and the fruit of Holy Spirit.
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.
If we serve with the fruits of Holy Spirit, other people can see the preaching of Christ in the Bride Tidings.
- Longsuffering in waiting the time of God.
Do not look for the solution outside the word, because it is the deadlock which brings us to the destruction.
- Kindness or being generous is the same as liking to give.
- Goodness. We can repay good for evil.
If we do not move from the gospel of salvation and the Bride Tidings, our ministry is acceptable before God and we get the results as follows:
- We get the grace of God to save our whole family from the great flood.
2 Peter 2:5
2:5and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
The grace of God is able to preserve our whole family miraculously in the midst of crises in the world until the time when Antichrist rules over the world.
We get the grace of God to protect our family from disasters.
- The grace of God is able to give us successful, beautiful, joyful future life.
10:15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"
- The grace of God uses us in the great revival of Holy Spirit at the later rain.
68:11The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:
We are the same as the army who keeps faithful and fervent in spirit, and fights till the end.
The army must fight to become the dry bones. It means that there are no envy, hatred, doubt, and double-mind anymore.
14:3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
The revival of Holy Spirit at the later rain will be added with the miracles from God. The physical miracle means that the doors are opened by God, so all of our problems are finished by Him.
Song of Solomon 6:10
6:10 Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, Awesome as an army with banners?"
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.
The spiritual miracle is the life renewal to be as perfect as Jesus is.
The life renewal means that we become honest and believe. If we are honest and believe all things will become beautiful in its time.
3:11He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
It continues until the most beautiful one when Jesus comes for the second time that we are with Him forever.
God blesses you.