Delayed Broadcast from Prayer Service in Medan
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Worship prayer means the process of tearing the flesh with all of its lusts, wills, and characteristics until it does not speak anymore or the Veil is torn. The worship prayer is like the sweet-smelling aroma of the incense before God.In Luke 12:1-48, there are five characteristics of the flesh which must be torn as follows
12:1. In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
It means as follows:
- Pretense or not being serious.
If it is torn through the worship prayer, we will be serious before God.
- What inside and outside is different or there is dishonesty. If it is torn through the worship prayer, we will be sincere or honest.
12:4. "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraidof those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
12:5 "But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
The fleshly fear means being afraid of something in the world until one resists against God.
If it is torn through the worship prayer, we will be afraid of God regardless of anything we must sacrifice.
- Covetousness or stinginess and greediness.
12:15. And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
Stinginess means that one cannot give to others.
Greediness means stealing the possession of others, especially of God, namely the tithes and offerings.
If it is torn through the worship prayer, we will feel more joyful to give than to receive. It starts from returning the possession of God and giving to His work and others who are in need.
12:22. Then He said to His disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not worryabout your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
12:23 "Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
12:24 "Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
It is torn through the worship prayer to become believing and hoping fully to God, so we can live in serenity. We can prioritize God more than anything.
- Negligenceor not being watchful until being left when Jesus comes a second time.
Luke 12:35-48 is about vigilance.
The negligence is torn through the worship prayer to be the vigilance.
Jesus will come a second time. The time is like the coming of a thief, so we must be watchful.
12:35. "Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;
12:36 "and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
The facts found in being watchful are as follows:
Ministering to God in holiness, faithfulness, fervency in spirit, and love, we become like the fiery flame.
- [Luke 12:35] 'your waist be girded' means that we keep on girding our waist with truth or holding fast the one true teaching Word and obeying it.
6:14. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
As a result, we are sanctified from sins up to the peak, so we can live in holiness.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
After we live in holiness, we are given the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit through the laying of the hands of a pastor, so we are used in the ministry for edifying the perfect body of Christ. It starts from the marriage or household, shepherding, inter-shepherding fellowship, until Israelites and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ.
- [Luke 12:35] 'your lamps burning'
It means that we keep on being in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
If we are holy, we will be anointed. If there is no holiness, one will be dry and the lamp is quenched.
12:11. not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
The anointing of Holy Spirit makes us keep faithful and fervent in spirit. We may grow old and our health decrease, but if we have Holy Spirit, we will keep faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to God according to the ministry He has entrusted to us until the end line, namely we pass away or Jesus comes a second time. When He comes a second time, we have the burning lamp.
- Living in the atmosphere of wedding, namely in love and feast.
It means that we live in the love of God, so we can love Him more than anything. We can also love one another. There are no envy, revenge, and bitterness, but we can confess and forgive sins one another and the blood of Jesus removes the sins.
12:36. "and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
The household and the service and ministry to God are in the atmosphere of feast.
If we minister to God in love, our service and ministry to Him are eternal because love is eternal.
1:7. And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire."
7:9. "I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire;
The throne of God is also a fiery flame.
Thus, the servants of God who are holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit as well as serving Him in love is the same as the throne of God in the world.
Wherever we are, we must bring the atmosphere of the throne of heaven. When one hates other people or commits the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage while he is ministering to God, there is only the throne of Satan there.
11:4.The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
Where there is the throne of God, His eyes are beholding. It means that God pays attention to, cares, and struggles for us.
Now, if we are willingly sanctified to be faithful, fervent in spirit, and loving each other, we will be the throne of God and bring it, so there will always be the eyes of God that pay attention to, care, and struggle for us.
The results are as follows:
- God paid attention to, cared, and struggled for the house of Israel who were in sufferings because of the oppression of Pharaoh.
3:7. And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
3:8 "So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
3:9 "Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
It means that God pays attention to, cares, and struggles for ones who are in weariness, labor, suffering, and tears, so they can be easy and light. He bears all things on the cross.
God pays attention to, cares, and struggles for us to finish all impossible problems. .
God pays attention to, cares, and struggles for us to preserve us physically and spiritually.
Physically, God is able to miraculously and abundantly preserve us who are small and powerless in the midst of the dry world until we can give thanks. He is able to preserve us until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years. He keeps of preserving us until we reach the eternal life in the New Jerusalem.
Spiritually, the milk is useful for the growth and the honey for the strength.
It means that God preserves our spirituality to be strong and of good courage and we can grow towards the spiritual maturity or perfection.
- God pays attention to, cares, and struggles for men who are like vanishing vapor or the sinful ones with many weaknesses and infirmities, so they can be sanctified and changed until being a newborn baby.
144:3. LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
144:4 Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
8:2. Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
8:5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
The new man does not sin and the mouth is like a baby's. It means honestly confessing our life just the way we are.
David fell in sin with Bathsheba, but he confessed it honestly. Likewise, a criminal crucified beside Jesus confessed his life just the way he was, so he could be helped. He did not become the vanishing vapor.
When we are honest, God restores our life. When He comes a second time, we will be perfected. We do not stumble in words. We welcome His second coming by shouting "Alleluia" joyfully.
God blesses you.