Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 9:13-21
is about the sixth trumpet or the sixth condemnation of Son of God to men in the earth, namely a third of mankind die because of the great war or they cannot return to paradise and enter the everlasting heavenly kingdom. Revelation 9:159:15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
The four angels of war had been prepared for the year and month and day and hour to do the war, kill, and destroy men.
Therefore, we must use every year, month, day, and hour of the lengthening of God's patience to do things as follows:
2 Peter 3:9
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Repenting means stopping sinning, returning to God, and being dead to sins, so we can live in righteousness and become the instruments of righteousness and the servant and the minister of God who serve and minister to Him faithfully and righteously.
- Working in the vineyard of God.
20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morningto hire laborers for his vineyard.
20:2 "Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 "And he went out about the third hourand saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4 "and said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went.
20:5 "Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
20:6 "And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day?
20:12 "saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.
The landowner refers to God. He uses every hour to give opportunity to us to work in His vineyard.
There are three opportunities to work in the vineyard as follows:
- Early in morning or at 6 a.m.
It is for Israelites from the tribe of Levi. It is based on wage.
- About the third hour, at 9 a.m. or when Jesus began to be crucified. About the sixth or at twelve noon when there was darkness over all the earth, and about the ninth hour or at 3 p.m. when Jesus drank the sour wine and died on the cross. It is for all tribes of Israelites which is based on the cross or the love of Jesus.
He died with four main wounds, namely two on hand and two on feet to save the lost Israelites and give the opportunity to them to work in His vineyard.
- About the eleventh hour or at 5 p.m.
It is for the Gentiles which Is based on the fifth wound of Jesus, namely at His side. Out of the wound, came out blood or repenting and water or the water baptism. It is the grace of God for the Gentiles.
So, the Gentiles must use every hour of the lengthening of God's patience to work in the vineyard or the yard of the Bridegroom, namely being active in the revival of Holy Spirit at the later rain or the fellowship of the perfect body of Christ. It starts from the marriage in which we must serve one another, in shepherding, inter-shepherding or the church visit service, until Israelites and Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ or the heavenly bride who is ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds.Mark 14:3,814:3 And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.14:8 "She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.John 12:3
12:3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil
The revival of Holy Spirit at the later rain or the last ministry of the edification of the body of Christ is like a woman who anointed the body of Jesus who would be buried with the very costly and fragrant oil of spikenard. It means that we must be used in the ministry of the edification of the perfect body of Christ.Ephesians 4:11-12
4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
The requirement to be used in edifying the perfect body of Christ is that we must live in holiness.
All men in the earth are same before God. They are like a clay pot which is brittle. It means easily getting proud, disappointed and hopeless, doing sins up to the peak, and perishing forever.
If men or the clay pots are filled with all of great things in the world, they will become an alabaster flask which They are like a clay pot which is brittle. It means easily getting proud, brittle and broken.
Therefore, the clay pot must be filled with the heavenly treasure so that it becomes a golden pot or the holiness which endures the fire and shock.
How is the way to endure the fire and shock or keep the holiness?
Tabernacle has three rooms, namely the Court which refers to the salvation, the Holy Place which refers to the holiness, and the Most Holy Place which refers to the perfection.
We have been saved but not perfected yet, so our position is in the Holy Place.
In the Holy Place, there are three instruments as follow:
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
The clay pots are being filled with Holy Spirit, so we are neither thirsty nor dry. We are always satisfied. We always give thanks. Moreover, we keep on being and not dehydrating in the wilderness or the service and ministry to God. We keep faithful and fervent in spirit.
- The Table of Showbread refers to the Bible Study Service and Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching word and sacrifice of Christ. We are fed so that we keep strong or do not fall in sins up to the peak, but keep on living in righteousness and holiness.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe in His love. The love is eternal, so our life is eternal forever.
The clay pot is filled with the heavenly treasure through the shepherding pen or the perseverance in doing the three main services to God, so it becomes a golden pot. We can live in holiness. If we are holy, we will be equipped with the ministry or the beautiful tunic to be used in edifying the perfect body of Christ or the vineyard.
The results are as follows:
- Our life becomes expensive before God. It means that we are honored by Him.
12:26 "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
It means that we are brave to pay the price or sacrifice everything which is asked by God or moved by Him in edifying the body of Christ. It starts from sacrificing time, energy, thought, feeling, and finance. It is best and precious before His eyes. All things that we sacrificed will never vanish away. He never fools us.
- We are beautiful before God. It continues until the most beautiful one that we become His bride who is perfect and ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds by saying "Alleluia". We sit on the throne of heaven forever.
Some hindrances in the edification of the body of Christ are as follows:
- The leprosy.
14:3 And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
13:45 "Now the leper on whom the sore is, his clothes shall be torn and his head bare; and he shall cover his mustache, and cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!'
The leprosy refers to the unclean sins.
The unclean sins can happen through the mode of fashion and hair. It also refers to adultery sins.
The leprosy refers to the self-truth or covering sins by blaming other people and God and pretending to do good things.
- Being indignant or angry without any cause or love but with emotion or hatred. We may be angry, but with love to help others.
14:4 But there were some who were indignantamong themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted?
- The theft.
14:5 "For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they criticized her sharply.
12:5 "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
Judas was a thief. The possessions that belong to God, namely the tithe and the special offering, are stolen. The possessions of other people are also stolen by not paying the debt
The theft is sanctified, so he becomes a giver who can give to God and other people.
- The liar.
The lie is the end of sins. It means that one who lies cannot repent.
Acts 1:16-18,201:16 "Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;
1:17 "for he was numbered with usand obtained a part in this ministry."
1:18 (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.1:20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms: 'Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it'; and, 'Let another take his office.'
One who keeps the sins like Judas will produce stench.
The consequences are as follows:
- Hanging the harps, leaving the ministry, or being naked.
137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion.
137:2 We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it.
- Hanging himself, so his entrails gushed out.It means being in total failure, doing sins up to the peak, and being ashamed.
It is the same as breaking the body of Christ and being destroyed in hell forever.
Jesus was willingly hung on the cross to set us free from the four sins of Judas, so we can produce the sweet smelling aroma.Mark 14:914:9 "Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."
When we produce a sweet smelling aroma, we will always be remembered by God. Everything that we sacrificed will not vanish away, but be noted and repayed by Him. He always remembers, watches, cares, and struggles for us.
The results are as follows:
- God watches, cares, and struggles for us who are only like a powerless baby.
49:15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.
49:16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
49:17 Your sons shall make haste; Your destroyers and those who laid you waste Shall go away from you.
We are preserved by God miraculously in the age which has been difficult. He finishes all impossible problems and gives successful and beautiful future life for the babies.
- God remembers men who are like useless smoke.
144:3 LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
144:4 Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
68:2 As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Men easily do sins. God wants to forgive, sanctify, and perfect them until they are without blemish.
The criminal who was crucified beside Jesus was helped. Moreover, He will help us if we realize and confess our sins.
God blesses you.