Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 12:312:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
This is the clear appearance of Satan which is completed by the six activities
- [Revelation 12:4a] His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to earth (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, November 24, 2020 until Prayer Service in Malang, December 03, 2020).
- [Revelation 12:4b] His mouth devours her Child (it is explained in General Service in Malang, December 06, 2020 until General Service in Malang, January 03, 2021).
- [Revelation 12:7] Fighting (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, January 05, 2021).
- [Revelation 12:13] To hunt or persecute quickly.
- [Revelation 12:15] To cause her to be carried away by the flood.
- [Revelation 12:17] To make war or persecute the rest of her offspring.
We learn the third point, namely fighting
Revelation 12:712:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels foughtwith the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
Satan fought or rebelled in heaven for erasing the peace and the eternal life, so there are cleavage, shaking, and perdition in heaven.
Outside the true shepherding, there are rebellion, war about money, et cetera
Be careful! The life that is not shepherding solemnly will rebel like Judas Iscariot.
1 Corinthians 11: 1911:19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you.
If there is rebellion in heaven, there will be disunity on earth as a result of refusing the true teaching Word and the true shepherding.
God allows the shaking to happen to reveal those who endure to receive the eternal kingdom and others who do not to be destroyed (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, February 2nd
, 2021).We learn why God allows the shaking or disunity to happen
- God allows the shaking to happen for the servant of God who does not minister Him earnestly in ministry, but gets lost, falls in sin, and gets far from Him to realize and leave his sin, so he can return to Him (living in righteousness) and the true teaching word (the food in God's house).
15:14 "But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.
15:15 "Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:16 "And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
15:17 "But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:18 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,
15:19 "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants."'
The pods refer to the spectacle that is unclean, fornication, corruption, stealing, et cetera. Leave all the wrong things and return to the food in the house of God, namely the true teaching word. We hold fast the true teaching word and He will care of us miraculously up to abundance in the midst of the difficulties in the world. We become blessing for others.
37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
Let us throw away all the wrong things. All the sins must be thrown away and we return to God (living in righteousness) and the true teaching word. Then, there is guaranty for living up to our descendant.
- God allows the shaking to happen for the servant of God who ministers Him earnestly (leaving the sin and returning to the true teaching word), so he can be active in the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ that is encouraged by the prophetic word or the true teaching word.
1:1 In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,
"governor"refers to the king.
2:4 'Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,' says the LORD; 'and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,' says the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' says the LORD of hosts.
2:5 'According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!'
2:6 "For thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;
2:7 'and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the LORD of hosts.
2:8 'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the LORD of hosts.
2:9 'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts. 'And in this place I will give peace,' says the LORD of hosts."
The building of the perfect body of Christ must be encouraged by the eternal word. If it is encouraged by our will, it will be in ruin.
The condition to be employed in the building of the perfect body of Christ is the holiness.
2 Timothy 2:20-22
2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
The priest must experience the purification through the true teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword. It refers to the purification of youthful lust. It starts from the relationship. Do not use the lust but the will of God!
The youthful lust refers to the fornication through words, sight, evil will (the love of money that makes greedy and stingy), and the bitterness of heart (envy, hatred, revenge).
We are purified until we can live in justice, faithfulness, love, peace, and purity (the holiness up to the heart).
The justice refers to standing on God's side.
We are purified, so we appear like silver and gold.
Gold refers to the holiness from Holy Spirit that makes us faithful and fervent.
Silver refers to honesty.
10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little.
Thus, one who is employed in the building of the perfect body of Christ that starts from marriage, shepherding, inter shepherding, up to the perfect body of Christ is the life that is holy, faithful, fervent, and honest. It means becoming the apple of God's eyes or the servant of God like the flame of fire.
17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
We experience the shadow of protection and caring wings of God. It starts from now until the age when the Antichrist reigns on earth for three and a half years. It continues until we become the gold and silver of God that cannot be charged against anything.
Be careful! Do not touch the holy, faithful, fervent, and honest life! If we touch through words, deeds, or inequity, we will suffer in the flame of fire.
- God allows the shaking to happen that we are able to worship Him.
21:25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26 "men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
21:27 "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
21:28 "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
"look up" refers to seeing God's face that shines or worshiping Him.
When we face the shaking because of our wrong deed, we must realize before it is late. We must return to God earnestly.
After we return to His way solemnly, we must be active in the building of the perfect body of Christ. The condition is being holy, faithful, fervent, and honest. It continues until we can see Jesus' face.
The resultsare as follows:
- We receive the peace in the midst of waves. It means being strong and of good courage.
6:26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." '
Everything becomes easy and light.
Keep our heart in peace, without worry, fear, uncleanness, et cetera! Do not count on others!
We do not feel anything that flesh feels, but we feel the love of God. All heavy burdens are carried by Him.
- The loving grace of God is able to help us in due time.
6:25 The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
God finishes all the impossible problems in time. We wait patiently for His time.
When He does not help us yet, we must do introspection in our life. We must minister God solemnly, holily, faithfully, fervently, and honestly until we worship Him.
The example is Noah.
6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
The loving grace is able to save our family (Noah found grace and all his family was saved from floodwaters).
22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
The loving grace of God accompanies us until we are perfected when Jesus comes a second time. We are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.