Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 17:15
17:15. Then he said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
The woman of Babylon or the false church shows the physical things such as riches, position, entertainment, et cetera
to sit on the waters, namely the Gentiles, but without purification.Isaiah 17:12-13
17:12. Woe to the multitude of many people Who make a noise like the roar of the seas, And to the rushing of nations That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
17:13. The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters; But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away, And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
The Gentiles who are sat by Babylon will be like chaff of the mountains before the wind up to perdition forever.The meanings of chaff are as follows
- The church or servant of God who is just satisfied by the physical blessing, but he does not want to be filled by the true teaching Word. He does not want to be purified.
- The church or servant of God who does not experience the renewal of life.
13:23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
13:24. "Therefore I will scatter them like stubble That passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
The flesh and blood man cannot enter the one body of Christ, but the body of Babylon or the false church.
2:13. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
2:14. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
2:15. having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
2:16. and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
1 Corinthians 15:50
15:50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
Consequently, one cannot enter the heavenly kingdom, but be destroyed in the hell forever.
That is why the church of God must experience the renewal of life from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus.
Jesus gives the pattern, namely He suffers to the point of death on the cross, and then He is buried, but He is risen in the body of glory and ascended to heaven. We must also experience the suffering in the flesh with Jesus to experience the renewal up to perfection like Him.
The process of renewal must be in the cross. Otherwise, having no renewal, one is outside of the heavenly kingdom.The process of the renewal is as follows
- The true water baptism.
6:2. Certainly not! How shall we who died to sinlive any longer in it?
6:4. Therefore we were buriedwith 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 term is having faith or believing in Jesus and repenting or being dead to sin.
The implementation is that one must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to receive new life or the heavenly one--the doors of heaven are opened.
1 Peter 3:20-21
3:20. who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
3:21. There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good consciencetoward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
The new life has a good conscience. It is God's mercy. Our life does not depend on brain but faith and the good conscience, so all things become good.
6:9. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
The fact found in the good conscience is living in righteousness, sincerity, honesty, and faithfulness in the ministry to God.
8:20. Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
8:21. And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again cursethe 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.
8:22. "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."
It is the same as offering the fragrance before God. As a result, the atmosphere of curse in the world is changed into the one of the heavenly blessing.
- The reasonable service.
12:1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
The facts found in it are as follows:
- Being done in the true tabernacle.
8:1. Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
8:2. a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernaclewhich the Lord erected, and not man.
Jesus is a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle. We must also become a minister in the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle, namely the Tabernacle of Moses in the spiritual meaning.
The sanctuary is the Holy Place. There are three tools that refer to the perseverance in the three kinds of main service to God.
10:9. "I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Entering the narrow door means suffering in the flesh to persevere in the three kinds of main service to God. The perseverance means being done continuously and unable to be blocked by anything until the finish line.
21:12. 'nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
We experience purification and the anointing of Holy Spirit in the perseverance in the three kinds of main service to God.
10:7. "You shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you." And they did according to the word of Moses.
We do not experience the spiritual dryness and death, but we become the servant of the living God. We can sacrifice time, power, mind, money, up to the living body (faithfulness), holy, and acceptable to God (loving God). As a result, the hand of God is able to shut the lions' mouth. It means that we live by God's mercy.
- We experience the renewal from the fleshly men to become the incense that produces fragrance before God. It starts from the renewal of the heart--the hardest flesh--to become a good conscience, namely we have the sensitivity to distinguish between the true teaching Word and the false one. We can distinguish between the true or good things and the false or bad ones.
4:17. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
4:18. Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
4:19. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
We just do the true and good deeds. We can give for God's working and others who are in need.
As a result, God will take care of us, and He shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus that cannot be limited.
13:15. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
We also produce the true and good words that glorify God
57:19. "I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him."
God gives peace and the healing of soul, so all things become easy and light. The physical healing happens.
The thing that has been destroyed or broken can be made good.
- The sprinkling of blood or the suffering in the flesh without sin and for Jesus, so we experience the renewal, namely being strong and of good courage.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
4:16. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
4:17. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
3:16. that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
The facts of being strong and of good courage are as follows:
- We do not become dismayed and doubtful as well as get disappointed and desperate against anything because we believe that God is with us.
1:9. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
- We keep being faithful and responsible in the ministry.
1:6. "Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
- Not being influenced by anything but keeping on being in the will of God.
1:18. "Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage."
- Obeying God until the flesh does not speak anymore.
1:7. "Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
It is the same as the offering that produces fragrance before God.
5:1. Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
5:2. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
It is the best sacrifice or the wave offering.
29:22. "Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),
29:23. "one loaf of bread, one cake made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before the LORD;
29:24. "and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them as a wave offeringbefore the LORD.
29:25. "You shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before the LORD. It is an offering made by fire to the LORD.
We are cuddled and carried by the hand of Jesus as the High Priest who has mercy. He remembers, cares, understands, and struggles for us.
The results are as follows:
- God moves our heart to be used in the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain or the building of the perfect body of Christ.
- Jesus upholds us, so we do not fall and get lost, but keep living in righteousness. We keep being in the right direction to the New Jerusalem.
46:3. "Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb:
46:4. Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
If we have fallen, God still forgives us and lifts us up. God is responsible for our every step. He protects and takes care of us in the midst of the difficulties of the world until the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years. We experience peace, so all things become easy and light. God carries all of our heavy burdens and finishes all of impossible problems in due time.
God changes us up to perfection, so we are worthy to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.