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 receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out 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 themselves in 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, especially the spiritual one.
The great spiritual earthquake refers to the influence of the world with all of its activities, impossibility, distress, amenities, uncleanness, evil, and so on that causes these things:
ad. 2. The shaking
- The spiritual darkness [Revelation 6: 12-13: the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, the moon became like blood, and the stars fell].
- The shaking [Revelation 6: 14].
- The fear [Revelation 6: 15-17].
The fear is the main killer, both physically and spiritually. Being afraid and stressed physically cause spiritual dryness, namely one cannot worship God and spiritual death until one enters the second death in the hell.
The great spiritual earthquake refers to the influence of the world with the evil and uncleanness or the sins of Babylon which cause the servants of God to move out of faith, hope, and love, so he drowns in the ocean of the world up to drowning in the lake of fire and brimstone forever. Moving out of faith means that one does not live in righteousness. Moving out of hope means that one is unholy and unwilling to serve God. Moving out of love means hating each other and disobedience.Revelation 17:1-2,5,15
17:1. Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
17:2. "with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication."
17:5. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
17:15. Then he said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
Babylon = the mother of harlots.
The waters = the sea = the Gentiles whose hearts are not good. The hearts tend to be evil.
So, the Babylon reigns over the Gentiles whose hearts are not good.Exodus 32:25
32:25. Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies),
The fact found in the Gentiles whose hearts are not good is being like unrestrained or wild horse. It means not being shepherded.
In the shepherding, the wild flesh is repressed, so it does not become the wild horse. The wild horse refers to falling into sin up the peak or losing his way.Proverbs 29:18
29:18. Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.
There is no revelation means that there is no the revelation of the true teaching word. People just rely on cleverness, riches, and position, so they are unable to repress the wild flesh. They keep on sinning up to the peak of sin.
Consequently, the Gentiles will be used in the revival of the wild horse which aims at Babylon. They become the same as the donkey which is ridden by Balaam and go to the curse and perdition forever. Balaam refers to Satan or false prophet.
But, we give thanks to God. In the last journey to Jerusalem, Jesus rode a wild donkey. Jesus will use the Gentiles who want to be ridden by Him in the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain or the one of white horse. It means the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ.
The Gentiles can choose whether they are ridden by Balaam or Jesus. Being ridden by Balaam, the flesh will be free and one does need to be shepherded and purified by the true teaching word.
We must have a good conscience, so we can be ridden by Jesus. That is why we need to be reborn through the true water baptism, because every intent of the thoughts of our heart is only evil.1 Peter 3:20-21
3:20. who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
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,
There is one true water baptism only, namely one who has believed in God and repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to receive new life. He lives in righteousness. It is a good conscience or obedient heart.
The true water baptism is the same as Jesus', namely we are buried or dived with Jesus in the water. We have not been baptized if we have not yet buried in the water.Genesis 49:11-12
49:11. Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes.
49:12. His eyes are darker than wine, And his teeth whiter than milk.
The fact found in the good conscience is being bound to the vine. It means being shepherded to the true teaching and willing to be purified.
- 'washed his garments'= purification of deed and ministry, so we have good, true, and holy deed, and we can minister to God in righteousness and holiness.
- 'eyes are darker than wine' = the eyes are purified to see God only. It means prioritizing the ministry more than anything in the world. We willingly sacrifice anything for the true ministry until the finish line. Its direction is to the throne of heaven.
- 'his teeth whiter than milk' = the words are purified to become the true ones. Gossip, evil-speaking, and blasphemy are purified to become good, true, and holy words as well as the blessing until we do not stumble in word.
As a result, we experience the heavenly bliss. The words determine whether we are happy or not. Keep our words!
- The desire is purified to become the one to keep on attaching to the true teaching word and being purified.
11:7. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.
11:8. And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
11:9. Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'
11:10. Blessed is the kingdom of our father David That comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
11:11. And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. So when He had looked around at all things, as the hour was already late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Totally surrendering to God starts from givingthe time, power, mind, and money to Him, surrenderring our whole life to Him (being ridden by Him), until worshipping Him.
We sacrifice to God in accordance with the Word, not emotion.John 7:6
7:6. Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
"My time has not yet come
" = God has not helped us yet. It is the biggest chance to learn to totally surrender to God.
Totally surrenderring to Godis the same as being used by Him, keeping on ministering to Him faithfully, and following His will or being obedient. We trust and cry to God.
If one does not want to wait the time of God, so he looks for the way which is not according to the word of God, he will find deadlock. It seems to be successful but he loses all things. All things become in vain.John 11:3-6,39-41
11:3. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick."
11:4. When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."
11:5. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
11:6. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.
11:39. Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
11:40. Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
11:41. Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
The dead Lazarus refers to all impossible problems about disease, marriage, economiy, children, study, future, et cetera
All of them are allowed by God to happen upon us to make us willingly obey His will and fully surrender to Him. We become gentle or not hard-hearted. We can be honest and believe in Jesus until trust and cry to Him.
As a result, God will stretch out His hands to us to perform miracle, starting from spiritual one, namely the renewal of life. Then, the physical miracle will also happen. Failure can be changed into success and beauty. The impossible thing can be made possible. All things are finished in His time.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is. We are worthy to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds. We become the perfect heavenly bride.
God blesses us.