(To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III)
Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28: 20b
28:20b..... and lo, I am with youalways, evento the end of the age.” Amen.
God will accompany us until the end of time. It means He accompanies us from now until Jesus comes a second time, we will sit with Him on His throne forever
In Exodus 33, Moses asked the accompaniment of God when Israel went out from Egypt to Canaan. We also need the accompaniment of God when we walk in the wilderness of the world to New Jerusalem. The accompaniment of God is our main need in this world to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
The accompaniment of God is in two things
- Exodus 33:12-17 the loving-kindness of God.
- Exodus 33:18-23 the glory of God.
We still learn the first point. The loving-kindness of God is in three things as follows
We learn the third one
- [verse 12-13] God shows His way.
- [verse 14-15] God guides us.
- [verse 16-17] God walks with us.
Exodus 33:16-1733:16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who areupon the face of the earth.”
33:17 So the Lordsaid to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”
Revelation 3:43:4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white,for they are worthy.
The term and condition to walk with God is wearing the white garment
Romans 3:233:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
All men in this world have sinned and been naked since Adam and Eve sinned. On the cross, Jesus is willing to be naked to give the white garment for us
in order to cover our nakedness so we can walk with God
There are three kinds of white garment
- The truth or salvation.
If one is not right but naked, it means he is not safe.
The process of receiving the truth garment isas follows:
- Believing or having faith to Jesus.
- Repenting, it means to stop sinning and return to God.
- Having the water baptism and Holy Spirit baptism, it means we become newborn from water and spirit.
Having died to sins, we must be buried with Jesus in grave of water and spirit. Coming up from water, we have new life or heavenly life, which is living in righteousness.
5:12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;with favor You will surround him as witha shield.
God will shield us with His blessing and mercy up to our descendants forever.
- The robe of holiness or ministry.
There are two kinds of the robe of holinessas follows:
- The Bride Tidings, the Word that is sharper than any two-edged of sword.
Revelation 19:13, 16
19:13 He wasclothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
19:16 And He has on Hisrobe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS ANDLORD OF LORDS.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
The Word that is sharper than any two-edged of sword sanctifies our heart and mind from seven evil and unclean lusts. Also it purifies our words, deed, and our whole life.
- The ministry and gift of Holy Spirit.
4:11 And He Himself gave some to beapostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
If we are purified, we will be trusted to have the ministry and gift of Holy Spirit.
The robe of ministry is the tunic of many colors. If we have the robe of holiness and the robe of ministry, serve to God in faithfulness, fervency in spirit, and responsibility until the end line, our present and future life as well as everything will become.
How great a man is, but he does not serve God, his life is not beautiful yet.
How great our minister is, but we serve to God unfaithfully even leave the ministry, our life will perish like Judas.
- The clean bright fine linen or the glory clothes or the Bride’s clothes.
19:8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright,for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Where do we find the clean bright fine linen?
- Throughout worship prayer.
In worship prayer, we experience the renewal of life started from our face or the sanctifying of our five senses. It starts from the ears, so they are able to obey the Word and the mouth, so it is able to say right and good words.
In worship prayer, we experience the joy of heaven.
- Throughout the sprinkling of the blood or suffering without sins or the robe’s being dipped in blood.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward manis perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,is working for us a far more exceeding andeternal weight of glory,
The sprinkling of the blood is light affliction and it is for a moment.
1 Peter 3:3-5
3:3 Do not let your adornment be merelyoutward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fineapparel—
3:4 rather let it bethe hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beautyof a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
3:5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
God allows us to experience the sprinkling of the blood in order to have the spiritual adornment as follows:
- Gentle spiritthat is the ability to forgive and forget other’s sins.
- Quiet or silent spiritthat is self-correcting with the sharpness of the sword of Word.
Quiet spirit also means not commenting negatively or being angry without reason.
- Submissionthat is to hear and obey God until the flesh does not speak anymore. We are fully submissive and stretch out our hand to God.
14:30 But when he saw that the wind wasboisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sinkhe cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Peter is the description of man or husbandsthat are many times allowed to fall and fail in order to make him able to stretch out his hand. As a result God with the power of resurrection will lift up and recover us from drowning.
The woman that had a flow of blood for twelve years is the description of woman or wifethat many times hardens her heart. If she wants to become gentle and touch the edge of God’s robe, there will be the power of healing.
1 Peter 5:5-6
5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to yourelders. Yes, all of yoube submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility,for “God resists the proud,but gives grace to the humble.”
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
If the youth want to humble themselves, God will lift them up in time. Until the time of Jesus’ second coming, we will be exalted with Him on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.