Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation7:15b-167:15b ... And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 7:16 "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
God's activity on the throne of heaven is "dwell among them".
It refers to spreading His wings or giving shadow for us.There are three kinds of the shadow of God's wings, namelythe wings of hen, dove, and a great eagle.
Who are worthy to receive the shadow of God?
Psalm68:5-668:5A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. 68:6God sets the solitaryin families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.Those who are worthy to receive the shadow of God are the fatherless, widows, and the solitary.The fatherless refer to oneswho have no connectionwith the old father, Satan, or thedevil
John8:448:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Having no connection with the old father or Satan means that there are no lies and hatred, so we can live in righteousness and love each other. It is the same as becoming the children of God. The process of changing from the children of Satan to God's
is as follows:
- Believing in Jesus and repenting.
Repenting means that we stop sinning and return to God or we die from sin. It starts from the sin of lie and hatred.
- Entering the water baptism.
The one who has died to sin must be buried in water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him. The sky will be open and we receive the new life. We become the children of God.
1 John3:103:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. The children of God live in righteousness and love each other
.Romans8:14-158:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."They are anointed by Holy Spirit, so they can cry out "Abba, Father". It means that they become the house of prayer. Their prayer is answered by God
. Matthew6:9-136:9 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Fatherin heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. 6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 6:13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Those who can cry out "Abba" are the children. As the children of God, we can pray to Father in heaven.The prayer to Father in heaven is divided into two
- [Matthew6:9-10] The basic need.
The basic need of the children of God is that on earth as it is in heaven. It means that we feel the kingdom of heaven on earth.
The proof is seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
6:31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
6:32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Thus, our main duty is seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, not the else. We can study and work hard, but we must prioritize the kingdom of heaven more than anything.
14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
Seeking the kingdom of Heaven means prioritizing the ministry in the atmosphere of kingdom of heaven, namely the righteousness, peace, and joy of Holy Spirit.
It refers to the Tabernacle as follows:
Thus, the kingdom of heaven on the earth refers to the ministry in the system of shepherding or the perseverance in three kinds of main services.
- The righteousness or the Word refers to the Table of Showbreador the perseverance in the Bible Study Service and Holy Communion. It is the fellowship with the Son of God in His Word.
- The joy of Holy Spirit refers to the Golden Candlestickor the perseverance in the General Service. It is the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts.
- The peace refers to the Golden Altar of Incenseor the perseverance in the Worship Prayer Service. It is the fellowship with Father God in His love, so our heart will not feel anything that the flesh feels, such as fear, anxiety, hatred, and anger.
In order to enter the shepherding, we must pass through the narrow door or the ripping of flesh. It needs a lot of sacrifices. There is one thing that cannot be sacrificed, namely the true teaching Word.
Why must we sacrifice anything to enter the shepherding?
It is because Jesus as the Good Shepherd has sacrificed His life for His sheep to make everything good for them and return them to be the first creation.
We feel the power of creation in the shepherding, so everything becomes good up to perfect.
The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross is not equal to anything in this world.
- [Matthew6:11-13] The additional need.
There are three kinds of the additional needs as follows:
- [Matthew 6:11]
The sufficient food even the abundant one.
It refers to the caring of God in the midst of difficulties in the world, so we can always give thanks to God. We put an effort, but God is the One who decides.
Do not use the blessing in wrong way after we are blessed by God, so it will not be taken by Him as the Giver of blessing.
We must remember that there are God's, namely the tithes and offerings and the others' who are in need. In the blessings we receive. After that, we can enjoy the rest sufficiently. Do not be stingy, but we must not be extravagant. We must save the rest after we supply our need. Then, God will bless us and our descendants until the eternal life.
- In the beginning, men were created according to the image of God, as glorious as He is, but they fell in sin because of the temptation of Satan. They were naked and ashamed.
3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
They were cast into the world, but they continued sinning up to the peak, namely the sins of eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, and drug abuse) and the sins of marrying-being given in marriage (the wrong and mixed marriage, sexual affair, free sex, marrying after divorce, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, et cetera). They were naked and feel no shame like dog and sow.
Men need the spiritual clothes to cover their nakedness.
The second need of man is the spiritual clothes, namely the garment of salvation (the righteousness) and holiness.
We can get it through confessing and forgiving each other. The blood of Jesus will cleanse, purify, and cover our nakedness. Thus, we can live in righteousness and deserve to become the priest and king or the servant of God up to receiving the garment of the Bride.
God is able not only to give the spiritual garment, but also the physical one or the physical needs up to abundance.
The blood of Jesus cleanses the sins in our heart, so we have the peaceful heart. Everything becomes easy and light. We are employed in the building of the body of Christ until our name is written in the Book of Life.
20:21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
- [Matthew 6:13]
Releasing man from the devil who is the source of temptations, sins, tears, and labors. We are led to enter the last shepherding in the New Jerusalem.
The proof is that we get the renewal to become honest and obedient, cry out God's name, and become the house of prayer.
The life renewal to become honest and obedient is the spiritual miracle. If the spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will also happen. We live in the miracle steps.
Being dishonest and disobedient will invite Satan to come with his temptations, problems, and curse.
If we enter the miracle steps, the tears will be erased. It continues until the last step, namely we are changed to become as glorious as Jesus is. We are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. There is no more tear.
God blesses us.