Peaceand grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 7:1-87:1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
7:2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
7:3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."
7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred andforty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel weresealed:
7:5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand weresealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand weresealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand weresealed;
7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand weresealed;
7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand weresealed;
7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand weresealed;of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand weresealed.Revelation 7:2-8 tells about the seal of God on the forehead.
Revelation 14:114:1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred andforty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads.The seal of God is one of the name of Jesus
. Having the sealof Jesus' name on our forehead means that we belong to Jesus forever and nothing may charge against it.The process to get the seal of Jesus' name on our forehead
is as follows:
- Undergoingthe water baptism.
The true water baptism is in the name of the Father God, Son of God, and Holy Spirit God, namely the Lord Jesus Christ.
28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
19:5 When they heard this,they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
One who believes in Jesus and repents or dies to sin must enter the true water baptism. It means being buried in the water and rising together with Jesus to receive the new life or heavenly one. We get the seal of the name of the Trinity of God in heart and mind or forehead. Thus, we have the mind like Jesus, namely obedience.
We have the fleshly mind when we are born in this world. We get Jesus' mind through the water baptism.
2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point ofdeath, even the death of the cross.
The peak of Jesus' mind is obedience until He dieson the cross. As for us, we must obey the Word until the flesh does not sound anymore.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
The result is that we experience the power of Jesus' name that defeats the Trinity of Satan. Satan is the source of the sins up to the peak. Wining over Satan means that we live in righteousness in everything, anywhere, and in any circumstances. We are saved and not punished, but being blessed by God.
- The name of Jesus is put on our name or the Gentiles'.
4:1. And in that day seven womenshall take hold of one man, saying,"We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name,to take away our reproach."
The seven women refer to the seven congregation of the Gentiles on the last days.
6:31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
6:32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
The Gentiles often look for the physical things such as food, clothes, et cetera.
The facts found in the name of Jesus' being put in our name or the Gentiles' are as follows:
We are purified,startingfrom the heart and mind of the Gentiles that always worry for daily needs and future. It makes us unfaithfulin ministry up to live in wrong way.The anxiety makes one stingy (he cannot give to others)and greedy (taking others' or God's). The heart and mind are purified, so we can live in faithfulness and righteousness as well as give to the work of God and others who are in need.
- Ministering God to look for the true teaching Word or the persona of Jesus.
- Being willing to be purified from the heart, mind, and characters of the Gentiles.
We are purified from the deed and character of the Gentiles who live in sins up to the peak, namely the sins of eating-drinking such as smoking , getting drunk, and drug abuse and the ones of marrying-being given in marriage such as divorce-remarrying, wrong marriage, freesex, fornification, and sexual deviation. We are purified until we have the good and holy characters and become the blessing for others.
We are purified from the Gentiles'saying, namely lie, slander, gossip, and blasphemy or blaming the true teaching Word and supporting the false one. We are purified in saying until producing the true and good words that become blessing for others.
It continues to the purification of the heart or the inmost mind.
2:20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allowthat womanJezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
2:24 "Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.
The mind is purified from the sadness that makes us loseheart ini spiritual thingsand the false teachingas follows:
If the Gentiles experince the purification of heart, mind, character, saying, up to the inmost mind, they will be purified in their whole life and Jesus' name will be put on theirname. We become the branch that abides in the true vine. We will be purified continually. We live in the Holy Place. It means being sheperded well or having the perseverance in three main services.
- The doctrine of Jazebelteaches woman to teach and have autorithy over man in ministry. If woman leads in ministry, the serpent or Satan will come.
- The doctrine of Babylon teaches about the prosperity, entertainment, and the tricks of Satan.
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,
After being sanctified, God will grant and entrust us with the ministry and the gift of Holy Spirit to be employed in the building of the perfect body of Christ.
1 Timothy 4:14
4:14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
We must receive the laying on of the hands of the eldership or the extention of the hands of God to become the priests. Thus, we will receive ministry and the gift of Holy Spirit or the beautiful tunic.
We must be watchful as the priest. Do not be negligentor unfaithful, but we minister God faithfully and ferventlyup to the end line. If we neglect it, we willgetnaked and perish.
The result of a branch's abiding in the true vine or being employed in the buiding of the body of Christ is bearing fruit. Our life becomes beautiful, sweet, and neat.
- Receiving the new name or the Bride's name.
3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on himMy new name
The proof of having the new name is experincing the life renewal from carnal man to spiritual one like Jesus, until we enter the New Jerusalem. It starts from becoming the pillar in the temple of God, namely being strong and of good courage. Our heart is filled with the Holy Spirit, so we have firmness.
3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
The meaningsof being strong and of good courageare as follows:
1 Chronicles 19:13
- Not being doubtful nor tempted by the false teaching, gossips, and sins up to the peak, but we hold fast the true teaching Word and live in righteousness and holiness.
- Not being dissapointed or desperate and not leaving God. Do not give up in facing everything in this world. Holy Spirit makes us keep on ministering to God faithfully and fervently.
- Believing and hoping in God only or stretching out our hands to God.
19:13 Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lorddo what isgood in His sight."
The result is that God will stretch out the hands of Holy Spirit towards us to make miracles. Everything becomes good, successful, beautiful, and happy. Holy Spirit will fight for us to solve the impossible problems and give the victory in due time. He is able to change us to become as perfect as Jesus is. We become the heavenly bride who is worthy to greet His second coming on the glorius clouds. We will enter the New Jerusalem where there is no more tears. We are together with God forever.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
God blesses us.