Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:20b
28:20 .... and lo, I am with you always, evento the end of the age.” Amen.
The accompaniment of God is our main need that cannot be replaced by anything else. Without the accompaniment of God, everything is useless. Even the kingdom of Heaven is useless without the accompaniment of God.
God is always with us to the end of the age. It means God is with us starting from now on until the days of Antichrist, until He comes a second time and we sit together with Him on the throne of Heaven forever. 1 Kings 8:6-7
8:6 Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place,under the wings of the cherubim.
8:7 For the cherubim spread theirtwo wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
The accompaniment of God refers to the Ark of the Covenant. The mercy seat refers to God the Trinity and the ark refers to the congregation. The accompaniment of God is as the wings of two cherubim that are spread to overshadow us as the church of God. Revelation 12:14
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.
The shadow of the wings of God equals to two wings of a great eagle to care and protect us starting from now in the difficult days, until fly us into the wilderness far from the presence of antichrist for three years and a half. When antichrist reigns in this world for three years and a half, everything in this world will be meaningless. Great tribulation up to beheading will come over the lives who are not flown to the wilderness and not accompanied by God. Therefore, the accompaniment of God is our main need.
For example, during the journey back to Canaan, Jacob must face Esau who hates and wants to kill him.
The journey back to Canaan is the revival of Holy Spirit in the last days or the revival of the building of the body of Christ. In this revival, we are faced to antichrist. Antichrist is the one who is not serious in the true teaching Word and the true ministry. The heart of antichrist is dirty because there is envy, hatred without any reason, revenge, et cetera.
We absolutely must experience the accompaniment of God to be set free from antichrist.
The process of getting away of Jacob from Esau or us from antichrist is as follows.
- Leaving the company with Esau and entering the company with the angels.
28:10 Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
28:11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
28:12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder wasset up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
It means that now we must leave the company with the flesh, the world, and sins, to enter the true shepherding as a branch abides on the true vine. It means as follows.
If we want to persevere in three main services, we must enter the narrow door, that is the tearing or crucifixion of the flesh. If a pastor perseveres, he is the angel of the congregation. But if a pastor does not persevere, he is a Satan who pretends as an angel of light.
- Being shepherded to the true teaching Word. It is only Jesus who is the true vine.
- Persevering in the true sheepfold. Together the pastor and the sheep must persevere in three main services.
- Golden Candlestick, that is perseverance in General Service. We have fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the gifts of Holy Spirit as the drink for the sheep.
- Table of Showbread, that is perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the Word and Christ’s sacrifice as the food for the sheep.
- Golden Altar of Incense, that is perseverance in Prayer Service. We have fellowship with father God in His love as the breathing of the sheep.
Entering the sheepfold is like entering the narrow door, but the results are as follows.
- We experience intensive sanctification starting from within our heart until our whole life. We can grow to get spiritual maturity.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed (1)evil thoughts, (2)murders, (3)adulteries, (4)fornications, (5)thefts, (6)false witness, (7)blasphemies.
If the heart is filled with seven evil and unclean desires, the lamp becomes dark until entering the darkest darkness in the days of antichrist.
But if our heart is sanctified, we will receive the anointing oil of Holy Spirit with its seven manifestations, so the lamp is burning. If there is anointing oil of Holy Spirit, we will not be dry in our spiritual life and ministry. We keep being faithful and fervent in Spirit in the ministry up to the end line, that is until we die or Jesus second coming.
If we are well shepherded and holy, and additionally we are faithful and fervent in spirit, we will become the apple of God’s eye that is cared by Him.
- Psalm 17:8
17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
The apple of God’s eye will be cared and protected particularly by God, until one grain of sand is not allowed to enter it.
- Entering the gate of the New Jerusalem, where there are no more tears.
21:12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the namesof the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
- Arranging the formation or line.
32:11 Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me andthe mother with the children.
32:12 For You said, ‘I will surely treat you well, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”
32:13 So he lodged there that same night, and took what came to his hand as a present for Esau his brother:
32:14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
32:15 thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
32:21 So the present went on over before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.
The formation is as follows.
- Animals to be presented.
It refers to the sanctification of the last bond, that is sanctification from the bond of money that makes one stingy and greedy. Being stingy means cannot give to the others, but only asking or expecting from the others. Being greedy means taking the rights of the others and of God (tithe and special offering).
32:22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.
It refers to sanctification within marriage so the love of God is poured to always warm our marriage.
3:18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
The practices are as follows.
If there are these four practices within a marriage, the lamp is burning to face the darkness of basket (antichrist) and bed (Babylon).
- Wife submits to her husband.
- Husband loves his wife and does not be bitter toward her, also does not say malicious words to her.
- Children obey their parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Smartness, richness, et cetera cannot guarantee a beautiful future. Only obedience guarantees a beautiful future.
- Parents must not provoke their children. It means that parents must not force their will to their children. Also, parents must not let their children do sins, but parents must give them advice. Parents must not support or agree children doing faults.
- Private struggle.
32:24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.
Jacob represents a pastor, husband, and each one of us. We must struggle until the breaking of day. It means we must struggle until we win by the warmth of the sunshine of God’s love.
The breaking of the day also refers to Jesus’ second coming. It means we must struggle until His second coming.
When we struggle privately, we will not be left alone because Jesus also struggles on the cross for us until “It is finished”. If we struggle privately, actually we are struggling with God. He will drink all the sour wine in our life until “It is finished”.
32:28And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
32:29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell meYour name, I pray.”And He said, “Why isit thatyou ask about My name?” And He blessed him there.
32:30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”
32:31 Just as he crossed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip.
Jacob struggles for the matters as follows.
- To face fear and worry. It is until we can be calm, believe and fully surrender our life to God.
- To face family struggle. We must struggle so we will not enter the days of antichrist.
- To get new name. Jacob that means cheater is changed to Israel that means hero. One of the renewals is being honest especially about the teaching Word. We must say, “yes” for “yes” and “no” for “no”. We must be honest in every matter.
7:25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.
7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
7:27 But Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw itto the little dogs.”
7:28 And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
7:29 Then He said to her, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
7:30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
A mother or woman or wife must also struggle in facing decay in marriage, suffering and tears, and impossible problems. She must also struggle to experience renewal from the lip of dog to become the lip of sheep. A dog returns to his own vomit, meaning doing sins, saying lies and slanders. It must be renewed to become the lip of sheep that eats bread, that is the revelation of the Word through a verse explains other verses in the Bible. If we eat the Word, our saying will be according to the Word and will result in miracles.
6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
At last, young people must struggle to face lions that refer to sins up to the peak of sins. We must struggle to face false worship and broken future. Daniel keeps struggling until he gets beautiful future.
All of us must keep struggling to experience life renewal, until we are as glorious as God on His second coming. We sit together with Him on the throne of New Jerusalem forever.
God blesses us.