Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 9:1-12 tells us about the blowing of the fifth trumpet. It is the same as the fifth condemnation of the Son of God, namely one will experience the torment of the scorpion's sting for about 5 months.Revelation 9:2-39:2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 9:3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
The locusts and scorpions refer to the evil and unclean spirits thatarouse from the bottomless pit or "abusos".
Our attitudes towards the trumpet sounded or the true teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword determine our life direction, whether being lifted up to the glorious clouds meeting Jesus as the perfect Bride or going down to the bottomless pit or the eternal hell.
By rejecting the sound of the trumpet, one will constantly go down. It means making friendship with the evil and unclean spirits until entering the bottomless pit or the darkest darkness in the hell forever.
By accepting the sound of the trumpet or hearing and obeying the true teaching Word, we are lifted gradually until seeing Jesus on the glorious clouds. We are renewed to become as perfect as Him and enter the eternal New Jerusalem.
Therefore, we must always try to listen and be obedient to the true teaching Word up to the flesh does not sound anymore. For example, Abraham was obedient to God by sacrificing Isaac as the burnt offering.Romans 8:158:15 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."
One who is obedient to God will be anointed and filled by the Holy Spirit until being set free from the evil and unclean spirits.Acts 2:1-42:1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Jesus had to die for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
At first, the outpouring of the Holy Spiritoccurred in the attic of Jerusalem only for the Israelites.
One of the signs of being anointed by the Holy Spirit is to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives, not from others.Acts 10:44-4510:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.10:45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
But then, the Holy Spirit was also poured upon the Gentiles.
The facts found in the life of a man who is filled with the Holy Spirit are as follows:
- To follow the desire of the Holy Spirit that is the same as the will of God or the true Word. It means not fulfilling the desire of the flesh.
It refers to the Table of Showbread, namely easily having the perseverance in committing the Bible Study Service and Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the Word and the sacrifice of Christ. So, one experiences the sanctification of his inward and outward life intensively up to the perfection like Jesus.
5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
- To be led by the Holy Spirit. It means that one does not sin or act by the flesh, but doing good and right deeds until repaying evil with good.
5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
As the result, he becomes the instrument of righteousness that is used to serve God.
6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
6:13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
As the instrument of righteousness, we serve God in faithfulness and righteousness.
It refers to the Golden Candlestick or the perseverance in committing the General Service to get the fellowship with the Holy Spirit in the anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit encourages us to always long for serving and ministering to God in faithfulness, righteousness, and fervency in spirit. We do not want to and cannot be blocked to serve and minister to God, instead serving and ministering Him orderly and regularly.
As the result, we live in His loving and merciful hands, so we can live in any circumstances, anytime, and anywhere.
- To live in the Holy Spirit, namely one can crucify the flesh with all its desire and will. So, he can pray and worship God with a contrite heart.
It refers to the Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in committing the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with the Father God in His love. So we can love God more than anything and love others like we love ourselves. Do not look for honor but respect each other, even the lower ones. Do not challenge or quarrel but help each other. We do not envy but serve each other.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
5:24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
As the result, we are renewed from the fleshly man to the spiritual one that bears the nine fruits of the spirit.
Through the perseverance in the three kinds of main services, there is life renewal until we become perfect or the Bride of Heaven and return to the image of the trinity of God. It is a spiritual miracle which is the greatest one. The spiritual miracle will always be followed by the physical one. God creates something from nothing. The impossible things become possible. It is easier than turning the palm of the hand.
God blesses us.