Simpang Borobudur no 27 Malang
(To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:10, 12
1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
1:12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,

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) so he can hear and see a loud voice as of a trumpet that becomes two things as follows:

  1. The seven golden lampstandsthat refer to the perfect body of Christ or the bride of heaven.
  2. The persona of Jesusin the glory as the King of kings, the Bridegroom of Heaven.

If our life, marriage, and ministry are signified by the flesh suffering because of Jesus, we will be able to hear and see the true teaching Word that is hard and sharp (the loud voice as of a trumpet) which purifies our life to become as perfect as Jesus (the seven golden lampstands that are shining).

The duties of church of God as the shining lampstands are testifying and inviting.

Acts 1:8

1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Mein Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The Church must testify two things as follows:

  1. Testifying the gospel of salvation (the gospel Word or good news).
    Ephesians 1:13
    1:13 In Him you alsotrusted,after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

    It brings the sinner to believe in Jesus, get salvation and justification, and live in righteousness. We must live in righteousness in order to testify the gospel of salvation.

  2. Testifying the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (the teaching Word or Bride Tidings).
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4
    4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
    4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

    It brings the saved people to be purified and renewed to become as perfect as Jesus and the bride of heaven. We must live in holiness especially our marriage in order to testify the bride tidings.

    1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

    4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;
    4:4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,

    We must keep the purity of marriage.

The power of testifying is Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is the oil that makes the seven golden lampstands shining.

Zechariah 4:2-6

4:2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I am looking, and thereisa lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the standseven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps.
4:3 Two olive treesareby it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”
4:4 So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “Whatarethese, my lord?”
4:5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”
4:6 So he answered and said to me: “Thisisthe word of theLordto Zerubbabel:‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’says theLordof hosts.

There are two things that we must be considered in order to make golden lampstands shining as follows:

  1. The bowl with two olive trees that are by it must be placed on top of golden lampstands.
    The bowl is the source of oil. It refers to the sacrifice of Christas the olive fruit that is pressed to result in anointing oil.

    John 16:7

    16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

    We must put on top or appreciate the sacrifice of Christ so it will be engraved on our heart and we will get the anointing oil.

    The practices of respecting the sacrifice of Christ are as follows:

    • Suffering in flesh to confess and forgive the sin each other. The blood of Jesus will finish all sin and the anointing oil will be poured.
    • Suffering in flesh willingly because of Jesus.
      1 Peter 4:12-14
      4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
      4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
      4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessedare you,for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

  2. The pipe must be placed correctly until permanent.
    The pipe connects the source of oil with golden lampstands. It refers to our fellowship with Jesusthrough persevering in three main services in sheepfold as follows:

    • Golden Candlestick that is perseverance in General Service.
    • Table of Showbread that is perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion.
    • Golden Altar of Incense that is perseverance in Prayer Service.

    Our body, soul, and spirit walk with God in shepherding.

    Leviticus 21:12
    21:12 nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his Godisupon him: IamtheLord.

    The result is the anointing oil that never withers.

The functions of the anointing oil of Holy Spiritare as follows:

  1. Holy Spirit pours the love of God that gives strength for us so we are never disappointed or desperate to deal anything.
    Romans 5:5
    5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

    We endure to deal anything, and keep fervent, and faithful in ministry and testifying.

  2. We are devoted, purified, and employed by God to spread the bride tidings in ministry for building of the perfect body of Christ.
    Acts 13:2, 5, 7-8
    13:2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
    13:5 And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John astheirassistant.
    13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
    13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

    Be careful to the false teaching that is trying to overturn our faith so we fall from the true teaching Word.
    If we become the servant of God that is holy, fervent, and faithful; we will be devoted as the apple of His eyes. We are protected and cared by Him.He will not let a sand enter us. Everything is solved by God in due time.

  3. Holy Spirit makes spiritual and physical miracle in our life.
    Psalm 133:1-3
    133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasantit isfor brethren to dwell together in unity!
    133:2 It islike the precious oil upon the head,running down on the beard,the beard of Aaron,running down on the edge of his garments.
    133:3 It islike the dew of Hermon,descending upon the mountains of Zion;for there theLordcommanded the blessing—life forevermore.

    Holy Spirit changes us from carnal men to the spiritual ones like Jesus. It starts from the unity in the body of Christ, one heart, one true teaching, and one voice.

    Romans 15:5-6

    15:5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,
    15:6 that you may with one mindandone mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    God will make everything beautiful in time and He commands the blessing towards us.

    Exodus 15:23-25

    15:23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for theywerebitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.
    15:24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”
    15:25 So he cried out to theLord, and theLordshowed him a tree. When he castitinto the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them,

    Physical miracle also happens, the bitterness becomes sweetness, the failure becomes success. Until the last miracle, we are changed to become as glorious as Jesus is when He comes a second time.

God blesses us.

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