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Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:1-2
28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
28:2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Shekinah glory shines the hard dark heart until there is renewal from carnal man to spiritual one as the angel or Jesus is.

What must be renewed?
Matthew 28:3
28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

The first one is the five senses to result in the countenance like the lightningor shining face as the sun.
The spiritual meaning is having the perfect love of God.

Matthew 24:12
24:12 "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

The love will grow cold at the last days because the lawlessness abounds. Consequently, the face is sad as Cain’s with the deed of murdering or hating without any cause, revenge, envy, et cetera.

Therefore, what we must do at the last days is keeping and increasing the love of God in our life until our face shines as the sun.

The steps to keep and increase the love are as follows.

  1. Covering sins with the blood of Jesus.
    Proverbs 17:9
    17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.

    1 John 1:7,9

    1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
    1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


    It happens through confessing our sins to God and other people honestly. As a result, the blood of Jesus actively does these things.

    • Forgiving and covering our sins until there is no remnant of them anymore.
    • Pulling out the roots of sins, so we will never do the sins anymore. It means we live in righteousness.
      As a result, we receive the love of God and we can love other people.

    The more we confess our sins, the greater love we have until we are perfect. On the contrary, the more we blame other people, the love becomes less until there is hatred without any cause and divorce.

  2. Obeying Gods commandments or the true teaching Word, whatever risk may come.
    John 14:15
    14:15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments.

    The process is as follows.

    • Hearing the true teaching Word solemnly.
    • Understanding it, so it is written on our forehead.
    • Believing in the true teaching Word until it becomes faith in heart.
    • Obeying it whatever risk may come.

    1 Peter 1:22
    1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truththrough the Spirit in sincere loveof the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

    The result of obeying the Word is the sanctification from the sins, especially six sins which have become blood and flesh and divided us as follows.
    1 Corinthians 5:11
    5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is (1)sexually immoral, or (2)covetous, or an (3)idolater, or a (4)reviler, or a (5)drunkard, or an (6)extortioner––not even to eat with such a person.


    • Kept fornication.
    • Stinginess, so one cannot give.
    • Idolatry or false worship encouraged by false teaching.
    • Reviler.
    • Drunkard.
    • Extortioner or liar.

    Being sanctified from those six sins, we can love one another with sincere love.

    We indeed need to pay expensive price to be obedient to the true teaching Word as it has happened to Abraham who must offer Isaac to God but remember that there will be more expensive price we must pay because of disobedience, even it cannot be paid. For example, Saul disobeys God because of the fear of being left by his people but consequently God leaves him forever.

  3. Worshiping God.
    Matthew 17:1-2
    17:1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
    17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.


    The worship is a process of tearing the flesh with all its lusts or wills, so we can experience the perfect love of God and our face shines as the sun.

    Matthew 5:43-44, 48
    5:43 "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
    5:44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
    5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

    If we have the perfect love, we will be able to love God more than anything and other people as we love ourselves even our enemy.

The function of the love that is as the sun is as follows.

  1. To face the epilepsy or to pass through the valley of darkness.
    Matthew 17:14-15
    17:14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
    17:15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.


    The meaning of the epilepsy is as follows.

    • Moral destruction, so one sins up to the peak, namely sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
      On the contrary, there will be the love as the sun and healing if we want to confess our sins.

    • Marriage and children destruction.
      Let us now confess our mistake in marriage, from the beginning and during it, including the mixed-marriage, so that there is God’s help for us.

    • Unsolvable problems causing weariness, heavy burden, distress, and tears.

    All problems even the impossible ones will be solved by God if we have the love as the sun shining to the valley of darkness. We are exalted and employed by God.

  2. To face the second coming of Jesus on glorious clouds.
    The love as the sun changes us little by little until someday we shine as the sun or we are perfect as Jesus is.

    Matthew 13:43
    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!

    The light begins from honesty. Hiding sins, the face will always be sad.
    On the contrary, the honesty will result in miracles until we are on the glorious clouds to welcome Jesus’ second coming.

God blesses you.

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