Speaker: Rev. Mikha Sanda Toding
Matthew 15:2415:24 But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."There are three things that make the people of God lost
until He looks for them as follows:
- Losing faith.
18:8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"
The suffering or temptation can make the children of God deny Him and fall from faith.
The activity of the world makes us unable to minister to God until we lose the right faith.
The result is the empty life that is filled by the spirit of evil and uncleanness that lead to Babylon who will be destroyed forever.
God is looking for the life that is lost to give the right faith.
10:17 So then faith comesby hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The right faith comes from hearing the Word. Through believing Jesus, repenting, being baptism in water and Holy Spirit, we are saved.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
The right faith is saving and giving the life in the midst of difficult world.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great isyour faith! Let it be to you as you desire."And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
The faith also heals us physically and spiritually (we stop sinning).
- Losing hope.
37:11 Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, 'Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!'
It means losing the holiness so we are withering like a dry bone.
24:19 And He said to them, "What things?" So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
24:20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
24:21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
It happens because hoping on others. It also refers to envy and hatred, so the heart cannot be filled by the Word. The result is being withered.
Genesis 37:4, 23-24
37:4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.
37:23 So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph ofhis tunic, the tunic of manycolors that wason him.
37:24 Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit wasempty; there wasno water in it.
It is like the attitude of the brothers of Joseph to Joseph and the one of Cain to Abel.
2:12 Be astonished, O heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid; be very desolate," says the Lord.
2:13 "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, andhewn themselves cisterns--broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Being withered because of leaving the true teaching Word (the source of water of life that gives satisfaction and power) and following another teaching that is not according the true teaching Word is the same as the broken cisterns that cannot hold no water.
- Losing love.
24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
It happens because of the rebelliousness. It starts from marriage and ministry.
16:11 Therefore you and all your company aregathered together against the Lord. And what isAaron that you complain against him?"
In marriage, the people complain each other; they do not do the obligation but demand the right.
10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as isthe manner of some, but exhorting one another,and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
The rebelliousness in ministry is unfaithfulness until leaving the ministry.
The result is being withered and dead spiritually until perdition.
8:1 "Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed My covenant and rebelled against My law.
It is up to the rebelliousness against the teaching, which is refusing the right teaching.
16:21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstoneabout the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
The result is one is heavy laden until he gets the plague of hail from God.
For that reason, God is looking for the lost life and leading us in shepherding to be purified by the true teaching Word so we can be filled by faith, hope, and love. 2 Peter 1:191:19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
We join the fellowship with the Son of God
through the bible study service and holy communion, so we can be filled by the right faith.
John 7:37-397:37 On the last day, that great dayof the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
7:39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given,because Jesus was not yet glorified.
We join the fellowship with Holy Spirit
through the general service so we can be filled by hope, we are not disappointed or in despair.
Zephaniah 3:173:17 The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
We join the fellowship with the Father God
in His love in worship prayer service so we can be filled by love.
Ezekiel 1:281:28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so wasthe appearance of the brightness all around it. This wasthe appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
We can worship God so we experience the appearance of the glory of God in our life. It is like a rainbow that brings beauty in our life.
Hebrews 1:3-41:3 who being the brightness of Hisglory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
1:4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they
Everything that is bad, rotten, empty, and withered in our life will be changed to beautiful things by God.
Isaiah 9:19:1 Nevertheless the gloom willnot beupon her who isdistressed,as when at first He lightly esteemedthe land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,and afterward more heavily oppressed her,bythe way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,in Galilee of the Gentiles.
Everything that is gloom and dark will be illuminated by God. Every problem is finished by God. The impossible becomes possible.
2 Corinthians 3:183:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
We are changed until perfect and worthy to greet His second coming. We enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, a thousand years kingdom of peace, until the New Jerusalem.
God blesses us.