Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation7:13-15a7:13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" 7:14 And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7:15 "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple...
Who are these arrayed in the white robes, standing before the throne, and serving God day and night?
They are the servants of God who come out of the great tribulation, flesh crucifixion, death experience, the sprinkling blood or the suffering without sin together with Jesus.The servants of God who come out from the death experience with Jesus will enter the resurrection or glory together with Him. We will stand before the throne and serve Him day and night forever
. The attitudes towards the cross
are as follows:
- Seeing or respecting the cross.
15:23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.
15:24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
15:25 So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them. And there He tested them,
It is especially when we face the bitterness of our life about marriage and children.
The fact found within respecting the crossis that we do not grumble, blame each other, lie, nor hide anything. We must do the introspection in our life through the sharpness of the Word. If we find the sin, we must confess and forgive each other. Thus, the blood of Jesus will cleanse all sins. If there is no sin, we must keep silent and do not defend ourselves, but we surrender all things to God. Then, He will defend us. We must always give thanks, so the Holy Spirit or Comforter will be poured.
As a result, Holy Spirit changes the bitter to become sweet. We experience the happiness of heaven that cannot be affected by anything in the world.
- Lifting upor holding and raisingthe cross.
14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
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.
It is especially when we face the impossibilities.
The fact found within lifting up the crossis stretching out our hands to God or obeying the Word whatever the risk may come until the flesh does not sound anymore. We follow the pattern of Jesus, who is obedient until He dies on the cross.
As a result, Holy Spirit as the Helper will be poured upon us, so the Dead Sea will be divided. It means that all the impossible problems will be finished in due time. There will be beautiful and successful future.
Discarding the rod or the cross means disobeying the voice of God because of facing problem or hearing the voice of Satan that seems logical. Consequently, one is being stripped and destroyed by Satan, especially in his marriage and children like Adam and Eve who heard the voice of Satan to eat the forbidden fruit, so they were naked and cast to the world to live in labor and heavy burden.
Disobeying God is the same as hearing the voice of Satan, so the problem increases up to the destruction and perdition forever.
- We are willing to bear the cross when we face the test of faith or the sprinkling of blood.
The fact found within suffering willinglybecause of Jesus is rejoicing in Christ's sufferings such as suffering for the true teaching Word or the true ministry.
4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
As a result, Holy Spirit as the Glory One will be poured. The spiritual miracle or the life renewal will happen. The carnal men will be renewed to become the spiritual ones who are as glorious as Jesus is. It starts from being strong and of good courage.
The fact found within being strong and of good courage is holding fast to the true teaching Word. Thus, we can live in righteousness and holiness. We are faithful and fervent in ministry. We believe, hope, and worship God.
16:9 Then Moses spoke to Aaron, "Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.' "
16:10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
16:11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
16:12 "I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.' "
The physical miracle also happens God creates something that does not exists yet. There is miraculous caring in the midst of difficulties in this world up to the age of Antichrist that reigns for three and a half years. The spiritual caring also happens. There are the Word and Holy Communion as a meal to satisfy our spiritual life, so we will not enter the spiritual famine and fall in sins up to the peak, but we are always satisfied and give thanks to God.
Glory Spirit is able to care our spiritual and physical life. He makes carcass become alive, rottenness becomes fragrance, and broken things become good. Holy Spirit is able to change us to become perfect as Jesus is. When Jesus comes a second time, we are worthy to stand before the throne of heaven and we serve Him day and night forever.
God blesses us.