Simpang Borobudur no 27 Malang
0341-496949
To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13:2
13:2. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragongave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

The Antichrist is the combination of four beasts with the peculiarity as follows:

  1. He is like a leopard (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, April 06, 2021 to General Service in Malang, April 11, 2021).
  2. His feet are like the feet of a bear (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, April 13, 2021).
  3. The mouth is like the mouth of a lion.
  4. The dragon gives him his power, throne, and great authority.

ad. 2. Bear.
The peculiarities of the feet of a bear are as follows

  1. The strong power of gripping, so the prey cannot easily set itself free.
  2. The strong power of tearing for destroying the prey.

What is the strong gripping or paw? It refers to the love or lust of money.

1 Timothy 6:10

6:10.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

The Antichrist grips the church with the love of money or the root of all kinds of evil, so God's servants become stingy and greedy or do not love God and others.

The stinginess and greediness are the same as worshiping the Antichrist, so one becomes the same as the Antichrist that will be destroyed forever.

Matthew 6:17
6:17."But you, when you fast, anoint your headand wash your face,

The two signs of the true fasting are as follows:

  1. 'wash your face' = the sanctification of the heart by the Word.
  2. 'anoint your head' = the mind is anointed by Holy Spirit.

Thus, the true fasting prayer means giving opportunity to the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit or the true teaching Word as wide as possible for gripping us or sanctifying our heart and mind from the lust of money, so we are set free from the grip of the Antichrist and we can feel more blessed to give than to receive.

The ability to give does not depend on the riches or poverty, but the heart which is not bound by the lust of money or not. Likewise, if we are gripped by Holy Spirit, we can give our time for hearing the Word although maybe we have worked hard all day long. Being gripped by the Antichrist, one will be sleepy hearing the Word although he has slept all day long.

The examples are as follows:

  • The church of the Macedonians could give although they were poor and in temptations.
  • The poor widow could give in her poverty.
    Mark 12:44
    12:44."for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

The practices of giving are as follows
:

  1. Returning the possession of God, namely the tithes and offerings.
  2. Giving to the work of God.
  3. Giving to others who are in need.

2 Corinthians 9:7
9:7.So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

The requirements of giving are as follows:

  1. Giving with faith or righteousness:

    • It begins from returning the tithes, namely one over ten of the blessings we have received.
    • Giving from the income which is right, not from the stolen money.

  2. Giving with a willing heart, not of necessity.
  3. Giving with joy and thanksgiving to God.

After fulfilling the practices and requirements of giving, we will feel more blessed to give than to receive. It is the same as the torn Veil or the flesh that has been fully torn, so we can surrender our whole life to God.

For example, the widow gave from her poverty, namely she gave her whole life to God.

Mark 12:44
12:44."for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."

The process of surrendering the whole life to God is as follows:

  1. Casting all cares upon God, we can trust and entrust our life to Him or totally have faith to God.
    Psalm 37:5
    37:5.Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

    The proof of casting all cares upon God is being shepherded well and correctly or always dwelling in the sheepfold. We place Jesus as the Great Shepherd.

    1 Peter 5:7

    5:7.casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

    1 Peter 5 refers to the shepherding.

  2. Keeping silent before the Lord.
    Psalm 37:6-7
    37:6.He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
    37:7.
    Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

    It means as follows:

    • Doing the introspection in our life, so we can confess our physical and spiritual weakness. We only hope to the mercy of God.
    • The full surrendering to God. It is the same as worshiping Him. We stretch out our hands to God and He stretches out His merciful hands. He will work with His miracle.

    The results are as follows:

    • The merciful hands of God protect and preserve us in the midst of shakings in the world on the last days until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world. Mark 12 is about a widow giving in her poverty, and then Mark 13 is about the shaking.

      Physically, we are preserved abundantly until we can give thanks and be peaceful.
      Spiritually, we keep righteous and holy. We are not influenced by the false teachings and sins. We are peaceful and all things become easy and light until someday we are evacuated to the wilderness, far away from the presence of the Antichrist who reigns over the world. We are preserved by God directly through the true teaching Word and the Holy Communion.

    • The merciful hands of God finish all impossible problems. Cast all things upon God!
    • The merciful hands of God are able to give the beautiful and successful future life in time of need. The important thing is the patience in waiting for God's time through keeping silent and surrendering to Him.

    • The merciful hands of God change us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones, namely being honest.
      Psalm 37:6
      37:6.He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.

      If we are honest, our face will be cheerful regardless of anything we must face.
      When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is for being worthy for welcoming His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter the New Jerusalem.

      Matthew 13:42-43
      13:42."and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
      13:43 "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

      Verse 42 = ones who are gripped by the Antichrist will be destroyed forever.
      Verse 43 = we who are in the hands of God will be changed up to the perfection.

God blesses you.

Print Version

Transcript
  • Prayer Service in Malang, December 09, 2014 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me because He counted me faithful putting me into the ministry although I was formerly a blasphemer a persecutor and an insolent man but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, November 02, 2017 (Thursday Evening)
    ... must be alert of these two things. Do not be persecuted and killed by the Antichrist. Do not be the same as the Antichrist. We learn about who the Antichrist is. John - For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming ...
  • General Service in Malang, December 27, 2015 (Sunday Morning)
    ... salve to anoint the eyes. ad. . Eye salve to anoint the eyes. Eye salve is used so that we are not blind. It means that we should have the anointment of the Holy Spirit so that we can see Jesus. We also need the anointment of the Holy Spirit ...
  • New Year Eve Service, December 31, 2010 (Friday Night)
    ... was a stranger and you did not take Me in naked and you did not clothe Me sick and in prison and you did not visit Me. ' Then they also will answer Him saying 'Lord when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, July 04, 2017 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... as follows The Lamb of God that had been slain namely Jesus who has died on the cross as the atonement offering. The second living creature like a calf. It refers to the atonement offering. Revelation nbsp The first living creature nbsp was nbsp like a lion the second living ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, May 07, 2013 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... perdition. There are solutions to get the accompaniment of God as follows Moses builds the tabernacle of meeting Exodus - . The house of Israel takes off their ornaments Exodus - . We learn the first solution now. Exodus Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp far from ...
  • Bible Study Service in Surabaya, March 09, 2015 (Monday Evening)
    ... is held by Jesus. It spiritually means the key of heavenly kingdom. John . Jesus answered My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world My servants would fight so that I should not be delivered to the Jews but now My kingdom is not from ...
  • Youth Service in Malang, June 01, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
    ... widow. . And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian. . So all those in the synagogue when they heard these things were filled with wrath . and rose up and thrust Him out of ...
  • Good Friday Service in Malang, March 29, 2013 (Friday Evening)
    ... clouds. Matthew teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age. Amen. John - Jesus answered and said to them Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. Then the Jews ...
  • General Service in Malang, February 08, 2015 (Sunday Morning)
    ... teaching of Nicolaitans Revelation . It is the false teaching that gathers many people by allowing any ways from the world physical prosperity and entertainment without the sword of the Word or sanctification so there is the spirit of fornication. The aim of the teaching of Balaam and Nicolaitans is gathering ...

Live Streaming

Live Streaming of GPTKK

Recording

Follow our recording service

Transcript

Sermon Summary

Testimonial

Lfe experience with the Word of God

Sermon transcript from church service in Malang and Surabaya, preached by Pastor Widjaja Hendra.

Contact to info@gptkk.org if you have any questions or if you want to subscribe Manna magazine, dan contact to widjaja_h@yahoo.com if you want to have a private consultation with our pastor.