Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 6:12-17
6:12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
6:14 Then the sky recededas a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was movedout of its place.
6:15 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselvesin the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
6:16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
6:17 "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?
The opening of the sixth seal is the same as the sixth judgment of Holy Spirit God, namely the great physical earthquake (now, it happens in rotation), especially the spiritual one which causes these things:
ad. 2. The shaking
- The darkness [Revelation 6: 12-13].
- The shaking [Revelation 6: 14].
- The fear [Revelation 6: 15-17].
The spiritual earthquake refers to the influence of the world which causes the shakings.1 John 2 : 16-172:16. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.2:17. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
The influences of the world which cause the shaking are as follows:
- The lust of the eyes or physical sight, so many servant of God try to get the physical thing by legalizing everything, even they willingly lose the salvation.
The lust of the eyes includes the sins of eating-drinking, such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse.
Eve saw the fruit that God had forbidden to eat and she ate it.
- The lust of the flesh, namely evil and unclean desires.
The evil desire means the will of money that makes one greedy and stingy.
Being stingy= one cannot give to God's work and others in need.
Being greedy= one robs God's (the tithe and special offering) and others'.
The shaking means that many sons of God especially the fulltime servants of God do not want to return the tithe that belongs to God, so they become thieves.
The unclean desire means the sins of marrying-giving in marriage, namely mixed-marriage, divorce-remarrying, infidelity, fornications, and sexual deviation or homosexuality and lesbianism.
- The pride of life= the lust of the ear.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
4:3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4:4. and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
The lust of the ear means hearing false teachings. Consequently, one will leave the true teaching word.
Previously, Eve was happy to hear the voice of God in Paradise, but then she heard the voice of snake once, so the Paradise ambience became the curse one.
Being dare to listen to the false teachings is the same as being dare to leave Paradise and going to curse atmosphere and perdition.
There is no one who is able to be against the false teaching. Solomon had the great wisdom, but he heard God and his wife, so he chose the false teaching and left the true one.
The pride of life also means relying on something in the world more than God. We often rely on cleverness, riches, and power.
Parents often rely on their son.
The right attitude is relying on God only.
- Distress and trouble.
The influences of the world above make the servant of God move from the true ministry.2 Corinthians 3:6-8,12-133:6. who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.3:7. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,
3:8 how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?3:12. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech--3:13. unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.
We must dare to die to become the servant of God. It means our flesh must be killed off to choose the truth and be sealed with the truth.
Ministering to God is the same as obeying Him.
Disobedience is the same as becoming troublemaker.1 John 2:17
2:17. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
The will of God= the bible= the true word of God.
There are many servants of God who do not do the will of God because of the influence of the world.
They move from the true ministry (moving from hope), so they are passing away forever.
Moving from hope= having no hope from now on up having no hope of eternal life in heaven with God.
This is the year of sealing. Where are we? At the side of God or the world/Satan?Exodus28:2828:28. "They shall bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the ephod, using a blue cord, so that it is above the intricately woven band of the ephod, and so that the breastplate does not come loose from the ephod.Exodus 28:15-1628:15. " You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, you shall make it.28:16. "It shall be doubled into a square: a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its width.Revelation 21 : 16a21:16. The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth.
The breastplate is a square. The New Jerusalem is also a square city.
So, the breastplate is the same the New Jerusalem, the heavenly bride, or the church of God that is loved by God.Exodus 28 : 628:6. "and they shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, artistically worked.
The ephod= the cloth of priest.
The ephod has four main colors as follows:
- Blue = Jesus as a servant.
- Purple = Jesus as a King.
- Scarlet thread (red) = Jesus as a suffering man.
- Fine woven linen (white) = Jesus as the Son of God.
Being drawn as lines, the four colors above will become the cross.
So, the ephod is the same as the cross of Jesus.
The breastplate may not be moved from the ephod. It means that the servant of God may not be moved from the cross.
Without the cross, we surely become disobedient. We do not do the will of God. We do not minister to God or falsely minister to Him.
If we falsely minister to God like Cain and Judas Iscariot, we will not have the cloth, so we are naked and destroyed forever.
Bearing the cross is the same as suffering with Jesus. We experience the tearing of flesh with Jesus.
The prayer, fasting prayer, and all night-long prayer are the process of the tearing of flesh with all of its lusts, namely the ones of the eyes, the ones of the flesh, and the pride of life), so we can obey God until our flesh does not sound anymore. We become the servant of God who can please Him. It is the same as stretching out our hand to God to try to touch Him, and He will stretch out His hand to us.1 Peter 1:221:22. Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
The results are as follows:
- Living in holiness and loving one another, even we can love our enemy.
If we are holy and obedient, we will receive the ministry as priest. We wear the tunic of many colors. We are used in the building of the body of Christ (the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain).
29:1. "And this is what you shall do to them to hallowthem for ministering to Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams without blemish,
Being used by God is the same as having beautiful hope in God up to being as holy as Jesus is. There is no more sin.
1 John 3:2-3
3:2. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3:3. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
- The renewal of life.
The two-edged sword of the Word purifies and changes us.
We experience the renewal of life from fleshly men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
It starts from being strong and of good courage. It means that we do not get disappointed and doubt.
If we still get doubt, we will be sealed by Satan.
Being strong and of good courage means that we do not get disappointed and desperate as well as leave the ministry, regardless of any risk we must take.
We minister faithfully and fervently until the finish line, namely our death or Jesus' second coming. We keep worshipping God, trusting and hoping Him, regardless of anything that happens.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego kept worshipping God either being helped by God or not.
Moses kept becoming obedient in facing the Red Sea. He stretched out his hand although he was being pursued by Pharaoh and his army, and the children of Israel were crying out to the LORD.
- The physical miracle happens.
14:21. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
The Red Sea was divided means that dead things may become alive and impossible things may become possible. All problems are finished.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is and sit together with Him on the throne of heaven forever.
God blesses us.