Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:11-15
28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened.
28:12 When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
28:13 saying, "Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’
28:14 "And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and make you secure."
28:15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
This is about the lie of the council or the spread of the darkness.
The whole Matthew 28 is about shekinah glory, but there is the spread of the darkness which is the spread of false testimony or teaching that rejects the resurrection of Jesus. The one who keeps on being carnal men and sinning to the peak of sins will perish forever.
The one in the true teaching Word but disobeys it is used to do the spread of the darkness, like Eve and Saul (we have already learned in General Service, February 17, 2013).The spread of the darkness is encouraged by the power of the spirit of lying, so it makes the Church of God become liar
. The liar is men that keep on sinning and being carnal men to perish forever. 1 John 4: 20-21
4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
4:21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.The liar is son or servant of God that does not love Him (without the first tablet of the two tablets of stone) and does not love one’s brothers (without the second tablet of the two tablets of stone)
So, the liar is the one without love of God, without the two tablets of stone. The one like that will become the hard stone, stumbling stone.
God’s servant or God’s children without love is similar to Tabernacle without the two tablets of stone. It means being empty or useless. 1 Corinthians 13:2-3
13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Being without the love, our life is useless, even destroys the marriage, church, et cetera.
The love is eternal. Being without the love means perdition or death forever.
In fact, how great the flesh men are, they do not have the love, but only flesh desire, emotion, ambition, et cetera, which destroy, devastate, and perish. How do they get the love of God
- Through Jesus’ cross, the sacrifice of Christ, that is the truly image from love of God which is poured to flesh human.
The practical of receiving the love from cross is as follows.
If the sin is solved, then we can receive the love of God. Do not keep our sins and another’s.
- Those who are guilty can confess the sins. Being forgiven, do not do the sin anymore.
- Those who are innocent can forgive and forget another’s sin.
- Through the baptism.
Ephesians 5: 25-26
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
1 Peter 3:21
3:21 There is also an antitype which now saves us––baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
The baptism is the love of God to:
Having salvation by being dipped in the right baptism, then we must be dipped in the rain of true teaching Word, so we can be purified and perfected.
- save or correct sinful people,
- purify member of congregation,
- make the member of congregation become perfect.
- Through worship prayer.
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.
In the right worship prayer, we will experience the sunlight of the love of God shining from Jesus’ face.The proof that we have the love of God is as follows
Loving God andothers is like lifting up two hands to God and He will outstretch two hands to hold us like a baby in His hand
- Loving God more than anything, meaning as follows.
- Prioritizing the ministry more than anything. Being faithful in the ministry more than anything.
- Being obedient whatever the risk that we should face.
- Loving each other like we love our self, even our enemy.
Romans 13: 8-9
13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
Meaning as follows.
- Do not owe anything to each other. Spiritually, do not owe sin. Physically, we do not owe money. Everything must be finished.
- Do not repay the evil with evil but repay the evil with kindness.
. God is with us and struggles with us. Isaiah 49:14-15
49:14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me."
49:15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.The result of God’s outstretched hand for us is as follows
- God’s love hand is able to keep and protect us, starting from now in the midst of desert of difficult world until in the age of Antichrist, even forever.
- God’s love hand is able to clean up all the problems.
Physically, God’s love hand is solving the debts and impossible problems.
Spiritually, God’s love hand is cleansing our heart, until our heart becomes peaceful and everything becomes easy and light.
- God’s love hand is sanctifying and changing us, until we become the life like a baby, who is honest and sincere.
We must be honest about the teaching, marriage, also money. If we are dishonest, then the hands of God cannot touch us, but the Satan’s.
But if we are honest, then the hands of Satan cannot touch us, but the hands of God will always touch us.
We will keep on changing until we are perfect like God.
God blesses us.