Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We will conclude Revelation 12. In Revelation 12, there are two signs that appear in heaven
We learn the sixth point, namely to make war or persecute the rest of her offspring
- Revelation 12:1-2
12:1 Nowa great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
12:2 Thenbeing with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
This is the great sign in heaven, that is a womanwith the signs as follows:
It refers to the following things:
- "clothed with the sun" refers to the love of Father God.
- "the moon under her feet" refers to the redemption of the Son of God, namely the sacrifice of Christ and the Word of God that becomes flesh.
- "a garland of twelve stars" refers to the anointing or the gift of Holy Spirit God.
- The appearance of the church of God as the perfect Bride of Heaven like the image of the trinity of God.
- The church of God full that is full of the Word, Holy Spirit, and the love of God.
- Verse 2, the church of God has the concern spirit or she always groans and cries out to God. It means that she likes to worship God.
- Revelation 12:3
12:3 Andanother sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragonhaving seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
This is another sign in heaven, namely the fiery red dragonwith the signs as follows:
Thus, this is the clear appearance of Satan, namely being without the word, Holy Spirit, and the love of God, but evil, unclean spirit, and disobedience.
- Seven heads.
It means being against Jesus as the Head in the anointing of Holy Spirit with the seven manifestations. Jesus does not have seven heads, but He has one only.
11:1 Thereshall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
11:2 The Spirit of the LORD(1)shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom(2)and understanding(3), The Spirit of counsel(4)and might(5), The Spirit of knowledge(6)and of the fear of the LORD(7).
It means being against Jesus as the Head or without Holy Spirit.
- Ten horns.
It means being against the ten commandments of God or Jesus who is humble and obedient to the Word until He dies on the cross. It means being against the law of God or without the Word.
- Seven diadems.
It means being against Jesus who wears the crown of thorns (the perfect love for perfecting us) or without love but only evil, hatred, and pride.
2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
The evil spiritis the love of money that makes one greedy and stingy.
Greediness means being unable to give for God and others who are in need.
Stinginess means stealing other's, especially God's that is the tithe and special offering.
It means being rebellious against God and others.
The uncleanness spiritis the sin of marrying-giving in marriage (the fornication up to the wrong marriage). It is also being rebellious against God and others.
Revelation 12:4-18 refers to the clear appearance of Satan which is completed by the six activities to destroy the church of God as follows:
- Verse 4a: His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to earth (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, November 24, 2020 until Prayer Service in Malang, December 03, 2020).
- Verse 4b: His mouth devours her Child (it is explained in General Service in Malang, December 06, 2020 until General Service in Malang, January 03, 2021).
- Verse 7-12: Fighting (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, January 05, 2021 until Prayer Service in Malang, February 04, 2021).
- Verse 13-14: To hunt or persecute quickly (it is explained in General Service in Malang, February 07, 2021 until Prayer Service in Malang, February 18, 2021).
- Verse 15-16: To cause her to be carried away by the flood (it is explained in General Service in Malang, February 21, 2021 until Prayer Service in Malang, February 25, 2021).
- Verse 17: To make war or persecute the rest of her offspring (it is explained in General Service in Malang, February 28, 2021).
Revelation 12:17-1812:17 Andthe dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. 12:18 ThenIstood on the sand of the sea.
Verse 18: "I"
refers to the dragon (Holy Bible, New International Version).
The dragon makes war or persecutes and beheads the servant of God who is left behind from the evacuation in the wilderness for three and a half years.
"the rest of her offspring
" refers to the other descendant that is not the godly one like Jesus. Who are "the rest of her offspring"?
The church of God who has quality as the sand which is on the seashore (it is explained in General Service in Malang, February 28th
, 2021). What is the sand?
Matthew 7:26-277:26 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 7:27 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
The sand is the servant of God who listens the words of Jesus but he does nothing
As a result, he builds the spiritual house, but it falls and great is its fall. Matthew 7:21-237:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
Let us be watchful!
There are many servants of God who build the spiritual house, minister to God and the building of the body of Christ, but they disobey the true teaching word even though their ministry looks great.
As a result, they will not be recognized by God, but they will become the evil maker and be kicked out by God. It means falling and great is the fall up to the perdition forever. The measurement of the ministry of the throne of heaven is not the greatness, but the obedience according to the Bible
The building of the perfect body of Christ is the same as the ship that crosses the sea of the world towards the harbor of peace or the New Jerusalem.
Acts 27:4127:41 But striking a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the prow stuck fastand remained immovable, but the stern was being brokenup by the violence of the waves.
If we disobey the word, the ship will aground. It is the Christian with the quality of sand. The results are as follows:
- The stern was being broken.
The stern is the back of the ship.
The stern's being broken means that the first love is broken. One lives without the first love. It means that he is not living in righteousness anymore, but he lives in sins up to the peak and he is neither faithful nor fervent.
- The prow stuck fast.
The prow is the front of the ship.
The prow's sticking fast means that there is neither hope nor holiness.
Ephesians 2: 11-132:11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision(1)by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- 2:12 thatat that time you were without Christ(2), being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise(3), having no hope(4)and without God(5)in the world. 2:13 Butnow in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
The condition is the same as the Gentiles as follows:
- Uncircumcision: without the life renewal. The circumcision refers to the water baptism.
- without Christ: without the anointing of Holy Spirit.
- strangers from the covenants of promise: without the eternal life.
- having no hope: without holiness, one always feels proud, disappointed, and desperate.
- without God: without love, but disobedience.
The influence of Satan makes the Gentiles experience 'the five-without'.
But, there are five wounds of Jesus to redeem the Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 6:206:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 7:237:23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.
Only by the mercy of God that the Gentiles, the broken and useless ship, can be bought by the priceless blood of Jesus. Thus, the Gentiles can be priceless before God. The Gentiles must glory God.
Glorifying God means that we minister Him according to His will, namely being faithful and obedient to God's will even though it is against our will. Do not be the servant of man who is not in line with the Word! Moreover, do not become the servant of Satan!
The faithful and obedient servant of God is the wise. That is the star in the sky.
Daniel 12:312:3 Thosewho are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.
The duties of star in the sky are as follows:
- Shining to guide people to the righteousness and salvation.
- Trusting and entrusting ourselves fully to God. We only depend on the mercy God through worshiping Him a lot, whatever the condition we may face nowadays.
The example and the result are as follow:
- David, who represents the fathers.
1 Samuel 30:6
30:6 NowDavid was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
David was greatly distressed. Now it means the destruction of economy and household, losing everything, and facing the impossibilities.
Let us groan and cry out to God.
As a result, the mercy hands of God are stretched out. Everything is finished by Him. The destruction is restored by God; even when David fell in sin with Bathsheba (the spiritual destruction), it could be fixed by God.
- The woman who a flow of blood for twelve years, who represents the mothers.
5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
5:26 andhad suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
5:27 Whenshe heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
Woman face the illness and the impossible problems, the broken family, quarrel, et cetera.
Let us groan and cry out to God. He will make the decay things become fragrant, the broken will be united, and the impossible becomes possible.
- Daniel, who represents the youth.
6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
Daniel had faced the false worship, but he still worshiped God.
The three times worshiping refers to giving the body, soul, and spirit to God.
As a result, Daniel was helped by God.
- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who represents the youth.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego face the false teaching and the fire of temptation that is heated up to the peak when the Antichrist reigns on the earth.
3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
3:17 "If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
3:18 "But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
Let us groan and cry out to God, and then He will accompany us like the things which has happened to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
We are changed to become spiritual man until we are perfect like Jesus is.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-7
1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,
1:4 sothat we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure,
whichis manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;
1:6 sinceit is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,
1:7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
God is with us with the glory fire to change us to become the spiritual man to greet the second coming of Jesus in glorious fire on the glorious clouds until we enter the harbor of peace, the New Jerusalem forever.
God blesses us.