(To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Exodus 25:10-22
is about the command to make the Ark of Covenant. Exodus 37:1-9
is about the building.
The teaching of Tabernacle or the Bride Tidings is a practical teaching
. We only wait the time to take the result or sweet fruit. The Ark of Covenant consists into two parts as follows
- An Ark [Exodus 25:10-16]. It is made of acacia wood overlaid by gold. It refers to the perfect Church or the Bride of Heaven.
- The Mercy Seat [Exodus 25:17-22]. It is made of pure gold. It refers to the Godhead in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Heavenly Bridegroom.
Exodus 25:1025:10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall beits length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.The Ark
is made of acacia wood. The wood
refers to the carnal men that are fragile. The acacia with its black color
refers to sin. The acacia wood is hard
. It refers to the hardness of heart. Thus, the acacia wood is the carnal men that have sin and hard heart
God is calling men to be lifted and sanctified to become His Bride.
The first time, God calls Abraham from the midst of the people that have hardness of heart in Ur, Shinar. The tower of Babel has been made in Shinar. It is proof of the hardened heart of men that want to look for their own way to Heaven. It is looking for the way out that is not in line with the Word of God.
Then, God calls the descendant of Abraham that is Isaac and Jacob. The descendant of Jacob is the Israel whose heart is hard and stiff necked. The proof is they worship gold calf. God calls and chooses Israel whose heart is hard to be priests and kings until become the core of the Bride of Heaven
. Exodus 19:619:6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These arethe words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
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 Israel weresealed:
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.
Revelation 14:114:1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred andforty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.
This is the proof of God’s love to Israel, the people that He chose. In New Testament, God calls the Gentiles to be priests and kings until become the Bride of Heaven through the mercy line as precious as Jesus’ blood
. 1 Peter 2:9-102:9 But you area chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
2:10 who once werenot a people but arenow the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Thus, to be the Bride of Heaven, the Gentiles must live in the mercy of God
. The practice of living in the mercy of God is as follows:
- The mercy of God leads us to repentance or stop sinning and return to God.
2:4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
The Gentiles will be precious in front of God and freed from punishment. If the Gentiles repeat the sin, they will be like dog and sowthat will perish.
- Experiencing the life renewal through water and Holy Spirit Baptism.
3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
The right water Baptism is the one that dies from sin or repents is buried in the water with Jesus. After that, he is raised in the new life which is living in righteousness. He is changed from dog and sow to become sheep.
1 Timothy 4:1
4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
The Holy Spirit Baptism renews us so we can hold fast to the true teaching Word and refuse another teaching firmly. Until we are as right as Jesus.
- Offering the living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God.
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 isyour reasonable service.
The living sacrificeis controlled by Holy Spirit through perseverance in General Service or the Golden Candlestick.
The holy sacrificeis controlled by Word through perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion or the Table of Showbread.
The acceptable sacrificeis controlled by the love of God through perseverance in Prayer Service or the Golden Altar of Incense.
It means we must be shepherded well, always in the sheepfold and minister God with obedience until we can worship Him.
God will stretch out His merciful hand and the result is as follows:
- God’s hand with the healing power to heal the physical and spiritual illness.
8:14 Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.
8:15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.
- God’s hand with the arising power to raise the young man that has already been dead.
7:13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
7:14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried himstood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
It means God’s hand recovers marriage and children that has been ruined. God will make the ruined future become beautiful and joy. The impossible problem as facing the dead man is being fixed by God.
- God’s hand with the power of lifting up to lift us from the sinking.
14:29 So He said, “Come.”And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw that the wind wasboisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out Hishand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
God lifts up all the failure to become success. Until we are renewed and lifted up on the glorious clouds. We see God face to face. The Ark with the Mercy Seat become one and cannot be separated forever.
God blesses us.