Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 9:11
9:11. And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
The locusts refer to the wicked and unclean spirits which trigger the sin.
Every sin has its head, namely the angel of the bottomless pit whose name is Abaddon or Apollyon. He controls, guides, and orders men, so they commit sins. He also binds them in sins, so it is hard to set them free from sins.
We must put Jesus as the head, so we are set free from the angel of the bottomless pit.
The fact of putting Jesus as the Head is submission as well as worshiping God.
The relationship between the Head and body is in the neck. Jesus is the Head, and we are the body. The neck refers to submission as well as worshipping God.
We must worship God a lot, so we can submit to Him.
As a result, we have good relationship with God and others, starting from husband, wife, brother, sister, and parents.
The prayer is the process to tear or crucify the flesh with all of its lusts and desires, so there is no place for wicked and unclean spirits. As a result, Holy Spirit is poured out into our heart and life.The usefulnesses of Holy Spirit are as follows
- Holy Spirit is able to purify us from the words and deeds which are decay, so we can live in holiness and spread the fragrance of Christ.
15:16. that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, 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,
If we live in holiness, we will be equipped with the tunic of many colors or the ministry to be used in the building of the body of Christ.
As a result, our life becomes successful, beautiful, happy, and organized neatly. We are not controlled by the angel of the bottomless pit anymore. We are set free from the building of Babylon (Satan's bride). We are saved and perfected.
If we leave the tunic of many colors, we will be naked. We become the dog and swine again or live in the characteristics of the Gentiles.
The consequence is sufferings up to perdition forever.
- Holy Spirit as the one of comforter gives extra power to fight against the darkness even the outer darkness of the world in the last days, namely hatred (the righteous is hated), difficulty, impossibility in all things up to persecution and killing in the age of Antichrist for three and a half years.
15:25. "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause."
15:26. "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
15:27. "And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
16:1. "These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.
16:2. "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
As a result, we can become strong and of good courage. It means that we do neither get disappointed and desperate nor leave God. We serve and minister to God faithfully and fervently until the finish line. We also keep on testifying.
Testifying is the same as becoming the light.
The testimony starts from household. We become the lamp in the household.
The fact found in becoming the lamp in the household is that a husband is responsible as well as loving his wife, a wife submits to her husband, and a child obeys his parents.
The darkness that threatens the marriage is the sins of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
It can only be faced with the lamp or light.
The light will be greater to become the one before men until we become the light of the world, namely the bride of God who is worthy to greet Him when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
12:1. Now a 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.
- Holy Spirit performs spiritual miracle, namely the renewal of life from fleshly men to spiritual ones like Jesus. It starts from honesty and obedience.
If the spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will happen too.
3:5. not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
1 Kings 17:7
17:7. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
All of the sources in the world will dry up because they are controlled by Antichrist.
God allows us to face the difficulty and impossibility as the test of honesty and obedience.
1 Kings 17:12
17:12. So she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
A widow of Zarephath was tested. She had been honest but she was selfish.
1 Kings 17:13
17:13. And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son.
The patience of the widow of Zarephath was tested.
1 Kings 17:14-15
17:14. "For thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth."
17:15. So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.
As a result, the physical miracle happened. We experience God's caring; from nothing to something.
1 Kings 17:17-23
17:17. Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him.
17:18. So she said to Elijah, "What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?"
17:19. And he said to her, "Give me your son." So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed.
17:20. Then he cried out to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?"
17:21. And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, I pray, let this child's soul come back to him."
17:22. Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
17:23. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, "See, your son lives!"
The widow of Zarephath also faced her dead son. It refers to the destruction in marriage. But, God was able to help; the impossible thing became possible.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed by Holy Spirit to become as perfect as He is, so we are worthy to greet Him on the glorious clouds. We are happy with Him forever.
God blesses us.