Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 11:13-1411:13. In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the Godof heaven.
11:14 The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
This is the second woe or the sound of the sixth trumpet, namely the great earthquake or the physical and spiritual earthquake happening in the world and the church because of rejecting the sound of the trumpet, the true teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword, or the sanctification.
It causes the following three things:
- 'a tenth of the city fell' (it has been explained in General Service in Malang, June 14, 2020).
- 'seven thousand people were killed.'
- 'the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.'
It is the same as the shaking in the church about the three kinds of God's possession as follows:
- 'a tenth of the city fell'= the tithes is shaken until it is not needed anymore (God's possession is robbed).
- 'seven thousand people were killed.' = the temple is shaken.
- 'the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.'= the shaking about the bride of God until being the one of Satan.
'seven thousand people were killed
.' = the temple is shaken.1 Corinthians 3:163:16. Do you not know that you are the temple of Godand that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:19-206:19. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
6:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
Physically, the temple refers to the church.
The true temple is our life that has been redeemed or bought by the blood of Jesus or the place where we serve and minister to God up to the peak, namely worshiping Him.
Thus, the service and ministry to God are His full right and our absolute duty to God because He has redeemed or bought us. Exodus 20:4-520:4. " You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
20:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Unfaithfulness or ignoring until not committing the service and ministry as well as the worship to God is the same as the idolatry or breaking down the altar of God until making Him jealous; even His jealousy is like the flames of the fire of the hell for punishing like what happened to the seven thousand people who died because of the great earthquake up to the perdition in the hell. Song of Solomon 8:68:6. THE SHULAMITE TO HER BELOVED Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame.
Who are the seven thousand people who died because of the great earthquake? They are those who reject the sound of the trumpet or the true teaching Word, so they reject the true service, ministry, and worship to God. It means breaking down the altar, killing the prophet or despising and expelling the people who are used by God, and worshiping the idol or Baal.
Romans 11:2-411:2. God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,
11:3 "LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life"?
11:4 But what does the divine response say to him? "I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
1 Kings 19:1819:18. "Yet I have reserved seven thousandin Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him."
'seven thousandin Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal
' = the mouth never kisses Baal = the positive seven thousand or the people who keep the altar of God. There are three kinds of the worship to Baal as follows
- The worship to Baal-Ashtoreths.
2:11. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals;
2:12 and they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the LORD to anger.
2:13 They forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.
Baal-Ashtoreths refers to the idol which makes the people of God leave the true God or make Him grieved.
2:13. "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns--broken cisternsthat can hold no water.
The facts found in leaving the true God are as follows:
Thus, worshiping Baal-Ashtoreths is the same as rejecting the true teaching Word and turning to the false teachings.
- Leaving the fountain of living waters, namely the shepherding Word or the true teaching Word which indeed is painful for the flesh.
- Hewing the broken cistern than can hold no water = gathering the false teachers with the false teachings which are in line with the flesh with all of its will and lust or without the sanctification, so the spirituality is dry.
2 Peter 2:17
2:17. These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
Such life has been active in the church, but he never gets the satisfaction because of rejecting the true teaching Word, so he looks for it in the world such as the cinema, discotheque, smoking, getting drunk, and the bad companies. He follows the ways of the world which are in line with the flesh about the appearance, friendship, and so on, as well as brings the worldly satisfaction in the service to God.
Receiving the false teachings, the conscience of the servants of God will be stamped by the false teachings until they have no relationship anymore with Jesus or the Son of God (logosthat becomes the flesh). It is the same as losing the image of the Son of God.
This is the purpose of the false teachings.
One of the images of the Son of God is the patience. Losing the image of the Son of God means not being patient in all things.
- The worship to Baal-Zebub.
2 Kings 1:5-6
1:5. And when the messengers returned to him, he said to them, "Why have you come back?"
1:6 So they said to him, "A man came up to meet us, and said to us, 'Go, return to the king who sent you, and say to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die.'"'"
Baal-Zebub means the master, husband, or the king of flies.
It means resisting against the worship to the bridegroom or the true one to God as the Heavenly Bridegroom, Husband, or the Lord of lords with shouting for joy "Alleluia".
19:6. And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Thus, the worship to Baal-Zebub is without saying "Alleluia"; even it forbids the saying "Alleluia".
Consequently, the anointing oil is putrefied. There is no anointing of Holy Spirit, so the spirituality is dry and dead.
10:1a. Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment
If there is Baal-Ashtoreths, there will be Baal-Zebub. If the teachings are false, the worship will be false too.
6:6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."
Many shakings happen. Therefore, we must worship God correctly.
The facts found in the false worship are as follows`:
Thus, worshiping Baal-Zebub or the worship without the anointing of Holy Spirit or "Alleluia" is the same as having no relationship with or losing the image of Holy Spirit God.
- The words are dry, namely lying, breaking the promise, slandering, gossiping, blaspheming the righteous people and God, and murmuring.
- The deeds fulfill the fleshly lusts, namely the evil and unclean ones until repaying evil for good.
One of the images of Holy Spirit God is faithfulness. Losing the image of Holy Spirit God is the same as not being faithful.
- The worship to Baal-Peor which causes the physical and spiritual adultery.
25:1. Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab.
25:2 They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.
25:3 So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel.
The physical adultery means as follows:
What is the reason? It happens because there is no love.
- Wrong marriage.
- Violence in the household, namely the husband does not love the wife and the wife does not submit to the husband.
- Affair. It begins from the time of the friendship and engagement, and during the marriage. Be careful!
- Mix marriage, divorce-remarrying, and marrying-being given in marriage.
The spiritual adultery means not being faithful in the marriage and the service and ministry to God because there is no love.
4:4. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
If there is love, we will be able to unite with God and other people.
Thus, worshiping Baal-Peor is the same as the unfaithfulness in the service and ministry to God or having no relationship with or losing the image of Father God.
In conclusion, the idolatry makes men including the servants of God lose the image of the Trinity of God, so they are naked and live in the darkness.
Consequently, they have the image of the trinity of Satan or the three beasts, so their face is sad, not cheerful, pale, and marred until being like Satan's, namely repaying evil for good and like Peter, who denied Jesus.
The face is marred spiritually like the dog and swine, namely being evil and unclean.
Physically, the condition is like a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years. Mark 5:25-265:25. Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
5:26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
Having the flow of blood for twelve years means as follows:
- Sorrow and tears.
- Division in the household.
- The destruction of economy and future life.
If it continues, it will aim at the perdition in the hell forever.
God does not want that men, especially His servants who have been created as glorious as He is must be the same as Satan to be marred and destroyed
Therefore, God tries to return us to the image of the Trinity of God or the first creation. Genesis 1:261:26. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea(the antichrist), over the birds of the air(the dragon), and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth( false prophet)."
'in Our image, according to Our likeness
' = the image of the Trinity of God.
We return to the image of the Trinity of God, so we can defeat the trinity of Satan. We are not controlled by the trinity of Satan. Losing the image of the Trinity of God, one will be controlled by the trinity of Satan. The process of changing the image of the trinity of Satan to the one of the Trinity of God is as follows
- Through the sacrifice of Christ.
2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven(Satan), and of those on earth(false prophets), and of those under the earth(the antichrist,
52:13.Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
Jesus must be obedient until His death in curse on the cross. His face is marred not like human anymore for getting the name which is above all names, so He can defeat the trinity of Satan and set men free from the image of the trinity of Satan.
Let us appreciate the sacrifice of Christ through confessing sins. After being forgiven, do not sin anymore! We repent and live in righteousness. We return to the image of the Trinity of God.
- By the work of the true teaching Word, the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, or the Bride Tidings.
2 Corinthians 3:2-3
3:2. You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
3:3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
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.
God uses His servants to preach the true teaching Word to the congregation. It is the same as writing the true teaching Word in the heart and whole life of the congregation, so the image of the Trinity of God becomes perfect in their life.
Therefore, the congregation must hear the Word seriously, believe, and obey the Bride Tidings.
Receiving the image of the Trinity of God is the same as experiencing the life renewal.
For example, Saul became Paul. Ones who have not known the Bride Tidings still have a hope through the ray.
Be careful! Ones who have been in the Bride Tidings should not go out like Judas Iscariot, who lost the image of the Trinity of God and perished.
- Through the worship prayer which is added with the fasting and all night-long prayer.
17:1. Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
The worship prayer is the same as looking at the glorious face of Jesus for illuminating our bad face. Our bad face is taken by Jesus and He gives His glorious face to us. It refers to the life renewal from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus is.
The face is the same as the five senses.
The obedience and honesty are the same as the words of faith in which there is God's power. We become the house of prayer. We can worship God with a broken heart, showing our weakness, and we touch the tip of His robe.
- The ears are changed for only hearing and obeying the true teaching Word.
- The mouth does not kiss Baal, but speaks honestly.
5:27. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
5:28 For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
'she heard about Jesus' = the ears are changed first for hearing the voice of Jesus.
Verse 28 = being honest.
'If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.' = the words of faith. The miracle happens.
What is your condition? Maybe you are in the destruction, failure, impossibility, and so on. Let us touch His clothes. The miracle will happen and we are changed to be as perfect as Jesus is when He comes a second time. We return to the image of the Trinity of God and we are ready to welcome His second coming. We become the great house of prayer. We do not stumble in words, but only cry out "Alleluia". We are with Jesus forever.
God blesses you.