Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 11:4
11:4 These are the two olive treesand the two lampstandsstanding before the God of the earth.
The two witnesses, Moses and Elijah are sent by God in the age when the Antichrist rules over the world for three and a half years to strengthen the churches of God that are left or do not fly to the wilderness. It happens so that they do neither worship the Antichrist, deny God, nor betray Him, but keep on worshiping Him although they must experience the great persecution until they are beheaded or become martyrs. One who becomes a martyr means that he becomes the witness of God. When Jesus comes for the second time, he will be resurrected in the glorious body to be worthy to welcome the second coming of Jesus on the glorious clouds.
The two witnesses refer to the two olive trees which have relationship with the anointing oil of Holy Spirit.
They also refer to the two lampstands or the Golden Candlestick which has relationship with the light of the testimony.
So, Holy Spirit cannot be separated from the light of testimony. John 15:25-2715:25 "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
15:26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
15:27 "And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
The Spirit of Helper, Holy Spirit, or the Spirit of truth is as follows:
- The power that makes us able to testify in the midst of difficulties, hatred, and shaking in the world which cannot be thought, including the hatred without any cause, the time of pre-persecution of the Antichrist, until the age when the Antichrist rules over the world for three and a half years.
If there is no Holy Spirit, men will deny God for sure.
- The anointing oil makes the lamp keep on burning in the midst of the darkness of the world, difficulties, persecution, et cetera.
We can be the light or witness, starting from the household, before everyone, until we become the light of the world and we are perfect like Jesus.
Now, we learn about the lampstands or the Golden Candlestick.Exodus 25:31-32
25:31 " You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches,its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece.
25:32 "And six branchesshall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.
The lampstand consists of three parts so that it can be burning as follows:
- The base
- The shaft.
- The branch.
The requirements to become the lamp which keeps on burning or the witness of God are as follows:
- We must have the base.
- We must have the shaft.
- We must have the six branches.
Ad. 3. We must have the branch.
The six branches must attach to the shaft like the branch that attaches to the true vine.
The shaft refers to Jesus self.
Attaching to the shaft means that our relationship with God is the one of holiness, faithfulness, and perseverance.
The relationship of perseverance refers to the one in the shepherding pen, the Holy Place, or the three main services to God as follows:
- The Golden Candlestick refers to perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
- The Table of Showbread refers to perseverance in doing 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.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe in His love up to the eternal life because His love is eternal.
In the shepherding pen, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so we cannot be touched by the trinity of Satan. We are protected by God like the Israelites in Goshen. We will not fall and be deceived but be sanctified continually until we experience the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The branch is small. But, if it attaches to the true vine or Jesus Himself, becomes holy and faithful, and perseveres. it will experience the anointing oil of Holy Spirit which gives the nine fruits of Holy Spirit or determines the gifts.
When there is the gift of Holy Spirit, there are the nine ministries for sure. We bear the nine fruits of Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22-235:22 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
'The love, joy, and peace'
are the image of the Father God.
'The longsuffering, kindness
, and goodness'
are the image of the Son of God.
'The faithfulness, gentleness,and self-control'
are the image of Holy Spirit God.
We return to the image of the Trinity of God.
Bearing fruits means that we shine and become the testimony and the light of the world until we are perfect like Jesus. We become the heavenly bride who is ready to be flown to the wilderness far away from the eyes of the Antichrist who rules over the world for three and a half years. We are set free from death and ready to be exalted to the glorious clouds and meet Jesus who will come for the second time. We enter the New Jerusalem forever. We are set free from the death or perdition forever.
Let us become the burning lamp nowadays.
The theme of the Passover service today is that THE POWER OF PASSOVER IS ABLE TO SANCTIFY AND PERFECT US, SO WE ARE SET FREE FROM DEATH OR PERDITION FOREVER
The power of Passover sanctifies us until we are perfect.Exodus 12:4212:42 It is a night of solemn observance to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD, a solemn observancefor all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
'Bringing the Israelites out of the land of Egypt' refers to freedom from Egypt. As for us now, we are set free from the world, flown to the wilderness, and lifted to the heaven.
Exodus 12 is about the feast of Passover.
Our condition now in the last days is the same as the one of Israelites who was ready to go out of Egypt. All of us must also be ready to go out from this world.
There are two great things that we face as follows:
- The Egyptians faced the ten plagues from God.
Now, the world in the last days faces the three times of seven condemnations from the trinity of God, so there is shaking in all aspects up to the death nowadays. In the past time, the last condemnation in Egypt was the death of the firstborn.
- The Israelites faced the freedom from the Egypt to the wilderness up to Canaan or the land of promise.
As for us now, we face the freedom from the world to the wilderness for three and a half years, the glorious clouds, up to the New Jerusalem.
They are two great things which happen for sure.
The important thing is the night of solemn observance. The meanings are as follows:
- A night of solemn observance to the LORD.
Jesus as the great Shepherd and the High Priest always lifts the intercession prayer and gives the revelation of the word.
He also entrusts the pastors. Therefore, the pastors must also lift the intercession prayer and preach the true teaching word.
- A night of solemn observance to us, the congregation. We must hear and obey the revelation of the word although it is not in line with the will of the flesh, and worship Him more so that we are not condemned by Him but experience the Passover or the freedom.
This year is the one of worship or the night of solemn observance.
There are three things that must be watched as follows:
- There must be the sign of the blood of the Passover lamb on every door. Now, it refers to the blood of Jesus
12:3 "Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
12:5 'Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
12:6 'Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
12:22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
12:29 And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.
12:30 So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
The requirement is that the Passover lamb must be taken on the tenth day and shall be kept until the fourteenth day (four days), so it can be killed.
Then, the blood must be struck to every door (the two doorposts and lintel).
The door refers to the one of heart and household. Everyone and marriage must have the blood of redemption.
1 Corinthians 5: 7-8, 11
5:7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who issexually immoral(1), or covetous(2), or an idolater(3), or a reviler(4), or a drunkard(5), or an extortioner(6)--not even to eat with such a person.
The blood of the Passover lamb or Jesus is able to sanctify and set men free from the six sins which are ingrained as follows:
When there are these six sins, there is no sign of the blood.
- The sexually immoral or the sins of fornication.
- The covetous.
- The reviler. It refers to men who say the wrong things true and the true things wrong.
- The drunkard or smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse.
- The extortioner.
- The idolater. The idol refers to all things which hinder men to love and prioritize God or the spiritual things, so they are always slow to do the spiritual things.
1 Samuel 15:23
15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king."
Disobedience or stubbornness also refers to the idolatry.
The six sins which are ingrained cause the following things:
Let the power of Passover or the blood of Jesus sanctify and set us free from the six sins which are ingrained, so we can live in righteousness, purity, and holiness up to the heart. There is no hypocrisy in us.
- The crying or a loud voice. It refers to the suffering, difficulties, all disasters including the natural ones, problems which make men weak like a hair in the midst of the waves of the sea, illness, et cetera.
27:33 And as day was about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and continued without food, and eaten nothing.
27:34 "Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you."
Being without the sign of the blood, men are only like a hair which will be destroyed.
- The spiritual death up to the rottenness.
The lamb was kept four days. The term four days reminds us to Lazarus who was dead and rotten.
- The perdition in hell forever.
The results are as follows:
- Even though we are like a hair which is powerless in the midst of the waves of the world, we will be set free from the great crying. We experience the atmosphere of the heavenly feast and joy.
- We are set free from the rottenness and become the witness of God who brings the fragrance.
- We get the eternal life forever. It means that we are not destroyed.
- Bringing the unleavened dough which is bound up in the clothes on the shoulders.
12:34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.
The dough is made from the flour.
The unleavened dough refers to the true and pure teaching word.
The signs are as follows:
- It is written in the Bible.
- It is revealed by God and opened through one verse that explains the other verses in the Bible or not interpreted.
- It is preached not to look for the physical profits but by the sacrifice.
- It is brave to show the true marriage and consecration.
- It is practiced.
4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Verse twelve tells about the sword. It refers to Thummim.
Verse thirteen tells about the light. It refers to Urim.
So, the true and pure teaching word refers to the one which is sharper than any two-edged sword or Urim and Thummim over the heart of the high priest. [Exodus 28:30].
It means that in every preaching of the word of God, there is always the presence of the High Priest.
The unleavened dough must be put on the shoulder. It means that we be responsible to hold fast, practice, testify, and preach the true teaching word, regardless of any risks we must take.
After that, it is bound up in the clothes.
The clothes refer to the life conduct.
It means that if we practice the true teaching word, we will experience the sanctification to our whole life, so it is ingrained in us.
What must be sanctified?
When the heart, mind, deeds, words, and characteristics are sanctified by the true teaching word or Urim and Thummim, we will experience the sanctification to our whole life. It is the same as the true teaching word is ingrained in our life; even it becomes our life
- The heart and mind.
5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.
5:2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet.
5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?
5:4 "While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
5:5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.
The heart and mind are sanctified from the will of wickedness or money as the last bond in the church of God. We must be careful. When the Israelites went out from Egypt, the last requirement from Pharaoh was that they could not bring their animals.
The facts found in the will of money are that stinginess and greediness.
Being stingy means that one cannot give to God and other people who are in need.
Being greedy means that one steals the possession that belongs to other people especially to God, namely the tithes and the special offerings.
Ananias and Sapphira died because they had the will of money. Therefore, we must be sanctified by Urim and Thummim. When there is the will of money, the death is near and ready to attack. Being dead spiritually means that one is not excited in spiritual things, but only doing sins.
- The sanctification of the ministry to God and other people.
7:64 These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but it was not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled.
7:65 And the governor said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things till a priest could consult with the Urim and Thummim.
Serving and ministering to God must be in holiness. After we are holy, we serve and minister to Him faithfully and fervently in spirit, love Him more than anything in the world, and obey Him.
If our service and ministry please Him, our name will be written in the book of life.
The ministry to other people is through the right, holy, and good speaking and deeds.
The right, holy, and good deeds mean not doing the wicked ones but repaying good for evil until we love other people as ourselves; even our enemies. If men do the wicked deeds, they will not inherit the heaven.
- The sanctification to the characteristic of sins which are unrealizable.
1 Samuel 14:41,43-45
14:41 Therefore Saul said to the LORD God of Israel, "Give a perfect lot." So Saul and Jonathan were taken, but the people escaped.
14:43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done." And Jonathan told him, and said, "I only tasted a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand. So now I must die!"
14:44 And Saul answered, "God do so and more also; for you shall surely die, Jonathan."
14:45 But the people said to Saul, "Shall Jonathan die, who has accomplished this great deliverance in Israel? Certainly not! As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people rescued Jonathan, and he did not die..
Men often belittle the sins and think that they may do the sins, namely they do not serve and minister to God although they can do it actually.
Be careful to the sins that are thought as usual and small thing up to the pride, disappointment broken heart, hopelessness, and the deep character.
12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.
The condition of the world in the last days is that there are no other provisions and entering the famine or the great crisis physically and spiritually.
The spiritual famine means that men do not experience the satisfaction, so they become wicked, unclean, and sadistic. The killing will happen until men fall and perish forever.
The matter of there are no other provisions also means that the only provision to face the crisis or famine in the world is that the true teaching word must be saved and ingrained in our life.
Even though we are only like a hair, we will be preserved by God.
Actually, the true teaching word gives us life up to the wilderness where we eat the word and the Holy Communion. God helps us. He is able to guarantee and preserve our life. There is no impossible things to the true teaching word.
We also experience the spiritual preservation, namely we always give thanks and become the witness of God until our name is written in the book of life.
The time of slavery. We must experience the sprinkling of blood or suffer in flesh because of Jesus, hold fast the true teaching word, do the fasting prayer, and all night-long prayer, get hungry because of serving and ministering to God, be humiliated and slandered, enter the time of pre-persecution of the Antichrist, and so on. When the Antichrist rules over the world for three and a half years, we have flown to the wilderness.
Exodus 12:40-4112:40 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years -- on that very same day -- it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
We experience the sprinkling of blood until we confess that we are only a hair.
Matthew 10:3010:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
The title of this verse is the persecution of the Antichrist.
We face the sprinkling of blood like a hair which is powerless.
Why does Jesus permit it to happen? He permits it so that we experience the spirit of glory. It is the power of Passover.
1 Peter 4:12-144:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified..
The spirit of glory performs the spiritual miracle, namely He renews us from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus.
James 5:7-115:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 5:8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! 5:10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
Job experienced the sprinkling of blood so that he became patient and persevered. It is the spiritual miracle.
We are patient in the suffering, neither murmuring nor blaming at other people, but giving thanks and doing introspection in our life.
We are patient in waiting the time of God and do not take the solution which is outside the word.
Then, we persevere in the shepherding pen and worship prayer. Let us worship Him much nowadays.
The power of Passover is able to set us free from the fleshly man into the spiritual one, namely being patient and persevering like Jesus. It is the same as stretching our hands to God, so He will stretch out His merciful hand with the Passover power to do the following things:
- His merciful hand is able to help us and finish all impossible problems in time of need.
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
- His merciful hand is able to make all things successful and beautiful in due time.
3:11 He 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.
- His merciful hand exalts us in due time.
1 Peter 5:6
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.
It means that we are lifted from the failure and decreasing.
Spiritually, we are sanctified and changed to be flown to the wilderness, far away from the eyes of the Antichrist. We are set free from the world. After that, we are exalted to the glorious clouds to meet Jesus until we enter the New Jerusalem or the last Passover.
God blesses you.