Speaker : Deacon Gideon Pakpahan
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:16-20 is about the commandment to spread the light or shekinah glory
. It means that we are employed by God in two great revivals as follows:
- Revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain or the revival of gospel Word.
- Revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival of teaching Word.
If we want to be employed by God to spread the gospel Word and the teaching Word, God will be with us
28:20b .... and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
One of the kinds of God’s accompaniment is the anointing of Holy Spirit
4:24 God isSpirit,and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The process to receive the anointing of Holy Spirit is as follows
- Staying still in Jerusalem.
1:4 And being assembled together with them,He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,”He said,“you have heard from Me;
It means as follows:
- Keeping the peace.
In reality, the carnal men do not have the peace.
The process to get the eternal peace from God is having reconciliation among fellow and God, which is confessing the sin and forgiving each other.
As long as we keep the sin and do not forgive each other, there is no peace from God.
- We must hold fast the true teaching Word.
2:3 Many people shall come and say,“come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,to the house of the God of Jacob;He will teach us His ways,and we shall walk in His paths.”For out of Zion shall go forth the law,and the word of the Lordfrom Jerusalem.
7:28 And she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children’s crumbs.”
7:29 Then He said to her, “For this sayinggo your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
7:30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
We receive the hard true teaching Word or the Word that rebukes sin, and then the marriage will be in peace. This woman has destruction in marriage because of the daughter is possessed by demon. Because this woman accepts the Word of God, her marriage turns into peace.
We hold fast the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit then our life will always be anointed by Holy Spirit.Holding fast to the true teaching Word determines the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The sign that we hold fast to the true teaching Word is we boldly rebuke if there is something wrong. Moreover, we never give an opportunity to hear strange voices.
1 Timothy 4:1
4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
If we are not firm in the true teaching Word, not the spirit of God will come. Consequently, we are departing God day by day until we are separated from Him forever.
- Having faithfulness and perseverance in committing three main services in the true teaching Word.
1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication,with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
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 God isupon him: I amthe Lord.
Committing the three main services in the true teaching Word, we are sanctified and anointed by Holy Spirit until He overflows in our life. The result is as follows:
- We receive the power of victory from Holy Spirit.
1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
It is the power of victory over these three things.
- The flesh that always fears.
For example, Peter is afraid of suffering, so he spontaneously denies Jesus, but he is able to testify when he has anointing of Holy Spirit even tough being tortured.
- The world and its influence.
The indication is we are able to serve to God faithfully and fervently in spirit, without easily being hindered in ministry.
- The death.
8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
The death is sin. Winning over the death means our life is free from sin; we can live in righteousness and obey the true teaching Word.
8:15 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.”
- Holy Spirit creates miracle in our physical life; the impossible things become possible.
- We are sanctified and renewed to become as glorious as God at His second coming.
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,
When Jesus comes a second time, we must not have the nature of flesh anymore. If we keep the nature of flesh, we will be left behind. We must be purified and renewed to become as glorious as God to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
God blesses us.