Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 7:4-87:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred andforty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israelweresealed:
7:5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand weresealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand weresealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand weresealed;
7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand weresealed;
7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand weresealed;
7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand weresealed.
One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel
refers to the core of the perfect church or the body of Christ and the heavenly bride.
The tribe of Dan is replaced by Manasseh because Dan changes from the descendant of Abraham to the ones of viper. Genesis 49:1749:17Dan shall be a serpent by the way,aviperby the path,that bites the horse's heelsso that its rider shall fall backward.
The tounge of the tribe of Dan contains the deadly poison, namely the useless saying that results in spiritual dryness up to the spiritual death for those who listen or say it. The useless words are without the anointing of Holy Spirit or love, such as lie, gossip, slander, blasphemy, et cetera
. Blasphemy means blaming the true teaching and justifying the false one.
The love word is the true one according to the guidance of Holy Spirit.Psalm 140:3140:3They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;The poison of asps isunder their lips. SelahColossians 4:64:6 Letyour speech always bewith grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.Mark 9:49-509:49 "For everyone will be seasoned with fire,and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
9:50 Salt isgood, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."The tounge must be seasoned with the fire of Holy Spirit to prevent the poison of serpent. The proccess is through reconciliation
. We come to Jesus on the cross, namely confessing and forgiving each other. One who is sinful must confess his sins honestly with sincerity and another who is righteous must forgive and forget the sins. Then, the blood of Jesus will cleanse the sins. We repent and stop sinning, so the poison of serpent will not enter the heart. Our heart is peaceful and full of love.
The results are as follows:
- The tongue results in true, holy, and good words.
The words must be true first and everything will be good. The saying pleases God and others. Good words may not be true. If the tongue is good, everything will be good. We feel happier and see the help of God.
The true, holy, and good words mean as follows:
- Thetongue asbits.
3:3 Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.
It means that we can control all of the fleshly wills which evil, unclean, and bitter, so the words become blessing for others. It continues to controlling anger for helping others. We may get angry, but it is with love or the anointing of Holy Spirit to help others.
- The tongue is like a small rudder. It meansleading our life.
3:4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.
If the tongue says lie, our life will not be helped. If the tongue honestly confesses the sins, we will be helped.
The true, holy, and good tongue will go to the port of New Jerusalem. The proof is that day by day we feel more joyful and peaceful. On the contrary, we must check our tongue first when our life becomes more difficult and heavier. Do not point at others, but correct our saying.
- The tongue is like fire to burn the forest or sins.
It starts from confessing the sins to God and others. After being forgiven, do not sin anymore.
3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
If the tongue is good, everything in our life will become good.
- The tongue can worship God with broken heart up to speakingwith othertongue.
We only groan to God like a woman who will give birth.
8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will ofGod.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to Hispurpose.
Groaning meansbegging to God for releasing all of the heavy burdensand tears until He gives the rest and peace. Even though we are not helped yet, we feel easy and light because we can surrender everything to God.
Groaning also meansbegging to God for releasing the flesh body with its character, lust, and will that harms us. It means the renewal of life from carnal man to spiritual one like Jesus, namely obedience, perseverance in ministry, and patience in suffering and waiting the time of God. It is like stretching out our hands to God and He will stretch out His hands towards us. The miracle will happen. Everything will become good and beautiful in time. Everything will finish in time. The cross or suffering of Christian is a moment. It is like a woman who will give birth. After the baby is born, there is happiness.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be perfected until we are worthy to greet His coming. We become His possession forever that cannot be charged against by anything. We are happy together with God forever.
God blesses us.