To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 11:15-19 are about the sound of the seventh or the last trumpet.Revelation 11:1511:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lordand of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
The seventh trumpet shows Jesus who comes for the second time on the glorious clouds in the glory as the King of all kings and the heavenly Bridegroom to establish or heal the kingdom of heaven in the world, namely the One-Thousand-Years Kingdom of Peace or the future paradise until we really enter the kingdom of heaven or the New Jerusalem forever.
We can see the longing of God to establish the kingdom of heaven in the world through the Lord's Prayer and how He taught men the Lord's Prayer whose emphasis is in the sentence 'Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven'
Matthew 6:9-106:9 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
The term 'Your will be done
' means that Jesus was obedient to the Father until He died on the cross to establish the heavenly kingdom on earth.
Now, we must also pray 'Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven'.
It means that we must do His will whatever we face in our life in the world. It is the heavenly kingdom on earth. Outside His will, men are destroyed.Exodus 25:825:8 "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
In the Old Testament, Moses had to do the will of God, namely He had to build the Tabernacle or the heavenly kingdom in the world, so God dwelt in the midst of His people and there was the throne of heaven in the midst of them. Even though Israelites walked in the barren wilderness with many beasts, danger, and so on, but they still felt the atmosphere of the heavenly throne in the world because they obeyed the will of God.
In the New Testament, for us now, we must also obey the will of God so that we feel the heavenly kingdom or the spiritual Tabernacle in the world which has been dry like the wilderness.
There are many wills of God in the Bible, but in the edification of Tabernacle in the world, there are three kinds of His will as follows:|
- Be righteous as Jesus is! It refers to the Court of Tabernacle.
1 John 3:7
3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
- Be holy as Jesus is! It refers to the Holy Place.
1 Peter 1:15-16
1:15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1:16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
- Be perfect as Jesus is! It refers to the Most Holy Place.
5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Through the prayer in Gethsemane, Jesus was successful to fulfill all the wills of the Father God.
Now, through the fasting prayer, hopefully we also success to do the three wills of God which have relation with the heavenly kingdom in the world.
ad. 1. Be righteous as Jesus is! It refers to the Court of Tabernacle. 1 John 3:73:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
Romans 3:233:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
In fact, since Adam and Eve were cast out into the world from the Garden of Eden, all men in the world sinned, whereas the will of God is that men are as righteous as Him.
- As for God, Jesus who is sinless man must come to the world to be crucified and justify men from sin.
3:24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
- As for us, we must receive the sacrifice of God or the blood of reconciliation by confessing sins to God and other people honestly. After being forgiven by the blood of Jesus, do not do the sins anymore! So, we are justified and live in the righteousness. We must hold fast the true teaching word, so we cannot be deceived by the false teaching.
It is called as the righteous man.
Romans 1:171:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
The righteous is the same as living by faith or having faith.
The results are as follows:
- We are preserved physically like the plant which sprouts.
Do not be afraid! When we are righteous we can live for sure.
- We are preserved spiritually, namely we are saved until we are righteous like Jesus or we neither do nor know the sins anymore. It means that we enter the Court of Tabernacle.
ad. 2. Be holy like Jesus is! It refers to the Holy Place.1 Peter 1:15-161:15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1:16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy.".
Where can we be holy? We can be holy in the Holy Place. It refers to the shepherding pen or the perseverance in doing the three main services to God as follows:
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the perseverance in doing the General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
- The Table of Showbread refers to the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service and Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching word and sacrifice of Christ.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to the perseverance in doing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.
In the shepherding pen, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God like a branch that attaches to the true vine. When the branch has attached to the true vine, it will not sprout only but also bear the fruits.
The vine is a special tree because it needs a special carefulness and it must be cleaned continually.
John 15:315:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
We are sanctified through the word which is spoken by Jesus Himself, namely the word which is revealed through one verse that explains other verses in the Bible. It is the same as the sword of the word of God, the Tabernacle teaching, Bride Tidings, or the true teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword.
What must be sanctified so that we can bloom? The little foxes must be sanctified.Song of Solomon 2:152:15 HER BROTHERS Catch us the foxes, The little foxesthat spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.
The meanings of the little foxes are as follows:
- One who complains and blames other people and God, so he never does the introspection in his life.
20:11 "And when they had received it, they complainedagainst the landowner.
- The envy, hatred without any cause and revenge.
20:15 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evilbecause I am good?
- The false prophet including the spirit of lie.
13:3 Thus says the Lord GOD: "Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
13:4 "O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts.
13:5 "You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD.
If there is the false teaching including the spirit of lie, the wall of fellowship and the wall of Jerusalem will be destroyed, so men never feel the heavenly kingdom anymore.
- The fox is small, but it disturbs the root of the vine, so it cannot bloom and spoil the vine which has bloomed. It means that the vine cannot bear fruit.
So, the fox refers to the root of evil or the love of money that makes men become stingy and greedy.
Being stingy means that one cannot give to God and other people who are in need, starting from the marriage.
Being greedy means that one who steals the possession that belongs to other people especially God, namely the tithe and the special offerings.
So, let us watch our mouth, heart, ears, and the root in our heart!
If we are sanctified from the little foxes, we will have the hope to bloom beautifully and bear fruit or we do not fall.
Blooming means that we are equipped with the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit (the beautiful tunic) and appointed to be the priest and king to be used in the edification of the perfect body of Christ, starting from the marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until the Israelites and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ. Where we serve and minister to God, we bring the beauty.1 John 3:2-33:2 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.
We have not only the hope to bloom but also the hope to be holy like Jesus is. It is the most beautiful one.
ad. 3. Be perfect like Jesus is! It refers to the Most Holy Place.Matthew 5:485:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect"
The Father is love and Jesus is the embodiment of His love in the world.
3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
So, the love of God is the bond of perfection.
Therefore, we must have the love of God.
The proofs that we have the love of God are as follows:
- Loving other people like we love ourselves; even the enemies.
When men hurt and harm the other people, they do not have the love but they are egoistic.
- Loving God more than anything in the world. One of its forms is we love to worship Him.
When we have faith (living in righteousness), hope (living in holiness), and love, we can go up to the hill of worship with Jesus.
Matthew 17:1-217:1 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.
James refers to the faith.
John refers to the love.
Peter refers to the hope.
Going up to the hill is the same as the peak of the worship prayer. We can reach the peak of worship or the Veil is torn, so we experience the life renewal. It means that we bear fruits.
Bearing fruit is started from the face (the term of 'His face shine like the sun
'), namely the lips that glorify God.
13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
The fruit of lips which glorifies God is the honesty. We say yes if yes and no if no until our mouth can testify.
The clothes are also changed to be the correct and good deeds. The clothes become as white and glistening
13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Being honest is the same as the house of prayer, so the physical miracles also happen. Peter, John, and James went up to the mountain, but they came down together with Jesus to heal the man in the valley as follows:
- The valley where the epilepsy can be healed.
Physically, the epilepsy refers to the impossible physical illness.
The spiritual epilepsy refers to the sins up to the peak that make moral destruction.
The valley also refers to the valley of dry bones. It means that men do not experience the satisfaction, so the wickedness and violence happen.
- Aiming at the funeral or the valley of tears.
5:37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
5:38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly.
5:39 When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping."
5:40 And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.
5:41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, "Talitha, cumi," which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
5:42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.
The funeral also needs faith, hope, and love.
It refers to the destruction of the marriage and children that makes men in difficulties and tears.
When there is Jesus, all things are finished, easy, light, and joyful. The dead one can be alive and the impossible things can make possible.
- Facing the house of God or the shepherding. We must be strong and courageous. It means that we are not disappointed and hopeless, and do not hope to other people but only Him.
2:9 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
- Facing the second coming of Jesus.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13
13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
We are changed to be as perfect as Him. We become the heavenly bride who is worthy to welcome His second coming. We can see Him face to face. It means that we enter the paradise up to the throne in the New Jerusalem.
God blesses you.