Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 1:91:9 I, John, bothyour brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ
John experiences suffering in flesh at Patmos Island not because of sin but the Word of God (the Table of Showbread) and the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Golden Candlestick) that encourage to the true fellowship with God and fellows.If our life and ministry are signified by the flesh suffering, we will enter the true fellowship with God and fellows
. The true fellowship with God and fellows is the fellowship of the body of Christ based on true teaching Word. This is the fellowship between Body and Head. There are there important things in the true fellowship
We learn the third one that is the fellowship in waiting Jesus’ second coming
- Fellowship in tribulation = the way of cross or the death experience.
- Fellowship in kingdom = the way of rise.
- Fellowship in waiting Jesus’ second coming = the way of glory.
Mark 13:33-3713:33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
13:34 It islike a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
13:35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—
13:36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
13:37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
This parable refers to Jesus who died, was raised, and lifted up to Heaven and He will come in a second time. Nobody knows the time of His second coming. That is the reason why we must watch to prevent from spiritual sleeping but always in the spiritual building to greet Jesus’ second coming. There are two possibilities
There are four kinds of watching time
- If we do not watch but sleep spiritually, we will be left behind and perish because His second coming is as the coming of a thief at night.
- If we watch and stay in the spiritual building, we can greet His second coming on glorious clouds.
- Evening (6 – 9 pm).
We watch for faith through persevering in the Bible Study Service and Holy Communion, so it will not fall (the Table of Showbread).
- Midnight (9 – 12 pm).
We watch for hope through persevering in the General Service (the Golden Candlestick).
- Cockcrowing (12 pm – 3 am)
We watch for love through persevering in Prayer Service (the Golden Altar of Incense).
- Morning (3 am – 6 pm)
It refers to the Jesus’ coming a second time.
Luke 23:55-24:123:55 And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.
23:56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
24:1 Now on the firstdayof the week, very early in the morning, they, and certainother womenwith them,came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared
We must watch the heart. The heart must not be tied by the evil desire that is the will of money and unclean desire. If the heart is tied by money, there will be stinginess and greediness or idolatry
. Colossians 3:53:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
The woman comes to Jesus’ tomb bringing the spices. The woman
refers to the church of God. The spices
refer to the thing as follows:
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
9:6 But thisI say:He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
9:7 So leteach onegiveas he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
The proof that the heart is released from the bond of moneyis we are able to give in the building of the body of Christ or being wealthy in front of God.
The condition of giving is one purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity. If one gives grudgingly, he will grumble and feel praiseworthy.
We also give with joy of heaven and truth.
2 Corinthians 9:8
9:8 And Godisable to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things,may have an abundance for every good work.
The results are as follows:
- God is able to pour His mercy towards us to care our life abundantly until we can be thankful.
- ‘Having an abundance for every good work’is having the fine linen, clean, and bright, bride’s cloth, to be ready to greet Jesus’ second coming.
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.
Stinginess and greediness mean being naked and left behind when Jesus comes a second time.
The true worshipping is encouraged by the true teaching Word in anointing of Holy Spirit.
We are delighted to worship God willingly with joyful and thankful.
Do not worship Him grudgingly or being forced to do it, for they will enter the age of Antichrist and being forced to worship him.
The true worshipping results in the life renewal.
17:1 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.
The life renewal starts from shining face like a sun. The face refers to the heart. The heart is renewed from evil heart becomes good conscience or the obedient heart. Thus, it results in right (as the Word’s command) and good deed (to become blessing).
The face refers to five senses. It starts from mouth renewed to become good tongue, saying true (yes if it is yes and no if it is no) and good (to become blessing).
1 Peter 3:10-12
3:10 For “He who would love lifeand see good days,let him refrain his tongue from evil,and his lips from speaking deceit.
3:11 Let him turn away from evil and do good;let him seek peace and pursue it.
3:12 For the eyes of the Lordareon the righteous,and His earsare opento their prayers;but the face of the Lordisagainst those who do evil.”
There will be physical miracle which is good and beautiful future in due time. God helps us fix all in time.
3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, heisa perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
Until Jesus comes a second time, we are renewed to become as glorious as He is. We are perfect, our tongue do not stumble in word, we only say alleluia.
19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For theLord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
We can greet Jesus’ second coming. We see Him face to face and rejoice forever.
God blesses us.