Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 5:9-105:9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 5:10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."
Jesus appears as the Lamb of God that had been slain means that Jesus had died on the cross for the things as follows:
- Revealing the secret of the Word or opening the door that is closed in the world up to the one of Heaven.
- Redeeming us.
Every time we hear the revealing of the secret of the Word, It encourages us to experience the redeeming from three things as follows:
- Redeeming from among all nations and tribes. It means redeeming from the color of skin, so there is no difference of tribe and nation. Everyone is brethren and has one blood in Jesus. We are redeemed from the world and its influence, so we can be faithful and fervent in ministry to God.
- Redeeming from family or the flesh and its lust, so we can obey the Word.
- Redeeming us from tongue or the sins, so we can live in righteousness and holiness.
- Lifting up us to become priests and kings or the servants of God that serve Him according the gift of the Holy Spirit and ministry that God trusts.
Why must we become the priest and king?
The duties of the priest and king
- The residents of A Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace are the priests and the kings.
20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
- The residents of the Kingdom of Heaven are the priests and the kings.
Revelation 22: 3,5
22:3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
22:5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
are as follows:
Revelation 5:65:6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
- We are employed in the building of the body of Christ or the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain.
1 Peter 2:5
2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
It starts from ministry in marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the perfect body of Christ.
Because Jesus died as the Lamb of God, there are seven horns and seven eyes. It is the power of Holy Spirit that results in the great revival on earth, namely the one of Holy Spirit at the last rain. Matthew 21:1-221:1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 21:2 saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.
The revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain is described as the last journey of Jesus to Jerusalem by riding the donkey. The donkey refers to the Gentiles. The Gentiles are used in the revival of the building of the body of Christ.
The revival of the building of the body of Christ is as follows:
Revelation 5:11-145:11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 5:12 saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" 5:14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.The worship is the peak of the ministry to God
- The revival of faith or giving.
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
- The revival of total self-surrendering.
We give our whole life to be employed and carry the burden from God.
- The revival of worshiping.
21:9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna to the Son of David! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Hosanna in the highest!"
The worshiping with the voice "Hosanna" to Jesus as the King of kings had happened He died, rose, and was glorified.
19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
The worshiping with the voice "Alleluia" is to Jesus as the King of kings who has already been glorified at the right of the throne of Father God.
Revelation 19:1, 3-4
19:1 After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
19:3 Again they said, "Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!"
19:4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"
The revival of worshiping with the voice "Alleluia" starts from now on earth up to the glorious clouds and the throne of Heaven.
. Matthew 21:4-521:4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 21:5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.'"The measurement of worship is tearing the flesh, so we experience the life renewal from carnal man to spiritual one like Jesus. It starts from gentle heart.James 1:21-221:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
The gentle heart can accept the Word that is harder or sharper than any two-edge sword. It means that we can hear the Word solemnly with need until we understand, believe, and practice it. We can obey the Word until the flesh does not sound anymore. Matthew 21:10-1121:10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, "Who is this?" 21:11 So the multitudes said, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee."
The result is that we experience the great visiting of Jesus as the King of kings. Let us be watchful. There are many people who have hard heart and refuse the true teaching Word, so there is a negative revival
. The results are as follows:
- It is like the brood losing their hen.
13:34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!
13:35 "See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'"
It refers to the condition in a deserted place, stress, anxiety, being scattered, and spiritual dryness and death.
- The ruin and perdition.
19:41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
19:42 saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
19:43 "For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
19:44 "and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."
If we are in the revival of worshiping with the gentle heart, we will experience the visiting of God, the Kings of king, and the Creator. Isaiah 43:15-1643:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King."
43:16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters,
We confess that we are like the clay or the small, useless, and powerless life. We only depend on the great mercy of God. God will stretch out His great hands of mercy. The result is that He makes a way in the sea. Isaiah 43:16-1743:16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters, 43:17 Who brings forth the chariot and horse, The army and the power (They shall lie down together, they shall not rise; They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick):
When Israel came out from Egypt and faced the sea or the dead end, their condition was like smoking flax and there was no hope anymore. Exodus 14:16, 2114:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. 14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
The hands of God are able to care our life that is powerless in the midst of difficulties of the world. His hands give the way out from any problems even the impossible ones. His hands are able to give the successful and beautiful future. The hands of God are able to use us in the revival of the building of body of Christ. His hands change us to become perfect to greet His second coming.
God blesses us.