Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation chapter 2 and 3 are the last purification for seven congregations of Gentiles. We are learning the first congregation in Ephesus. Revelation 2:72:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’
This is the last purification for congregation in Ephesus so they can return to their first love. It is the victory for congregation of Ephesus. The God’s promise is returning the congregation of Ephesus to Paradise or a thousand years kingdom of peace. Genesis 3:23-243:23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
3:24So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life
After man sinned, God drove out the man and placed cherubim and a flaming sword (the punishment sword of God) at the east of the garden of Eden.
If a sinner enters the paradise, he will die because of the punishment sword of God. Thus, how great a sinner is, he will never be able to return to paradise
Jesus as the only innocent man willingly obeys God until dies on the cross (it is the first love). It means He is hit by the punishment sword of God so the way to paradise is open for us. The sinners can return to paradise if they are hit by the purification sword or the teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is preached repetitively to purify the sin that is repeated like dog and sow
The process is we listen the teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword that is repeated with fervent heart until we understand, believe in the Word, and obey until the flesh does not sound anymore (it is the first love). Hebrews 4:124:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart
Matthew 15:1915:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies
The teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged purifies our heart (the source of sin) from seven wills of evil and uncleanness.
Heart that is filled by seven wills of evil and uncleanness is the lamp that is quenched. His life is dark. It means spiritual blindness, his life is blind that leads to Babylon, the bride of Satan that will perish.
Matthew 5:85:8 Blessed are the pure in heart,for they shall see God
If heart is purified from seven wills of evil and uncleanness, eyes will be able to see God.
John 20:2020:20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord
The processes are as follows:
- We see Jesus’ side.
19:34 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
From Jesus’ side the blood and water came out. This is the fifth wound that is the biggest and deepest one. It is the mercy of God towards Gentiles.
The proof of seeing Jesus’ side is Gentiles must have the sign of blood and water.
The sign of blood refers to the Altar of Burnt Offering or repentance. It means stopping sinning to return to God or being dead from sin.
The sign of water refers to the Brazen Laver or the water Baptism.
6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
The right water Baptism is one who has died to sin (repented) must be buried in water together with Jesus, and rise or come out from water to receive the new life or heavenly one that is life in righteousness and become the instrument of righteousness.
32:17 The work of righteousness will be peace,and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
If we live in righteousness, there is peace.
- We see Jesus’ hand that is nailed.
It means as follows:
- Being faithful in ministry until the end line, it is like Jesus who is faithful until the death.
- Doing good deed as Jesus’. We do not harm others, not repaying evil with evil but kindness.
25:21His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithfulservant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
If we are good and faithful, we will be trusted with many things to be employed by God in ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ. We experience the joy of heaven; starting from now until we enter to the joy of marriage supper of the Lamb when Jesus comes a second time up to the joy of a thousand years kingdom of peace (the paradise that will come).
- Seeing Jesus’ face that shines gloriously.
9:36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
9:37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
9:38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.
The worship prayer is like seeing Jesus’ face in glory and talking with God.
If we worship God, we will change from carnal man to spiritual one by the glorious shine. This is the spiritual miracle, the biggest one.
11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
The life renewal starts from heart. It becomes humble and gentle.
Being humble means the ability to confess the sin. If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore.
The gentleness means the ability to forgive and forget other’s sin.
Then, Jesus’ blood will finish our sins.
If the sin which is the heaviest burden can be finished by Jesus’ blood, the other one will be finished also even the impossible one.
Keeping the sin means adding burden or trouble.
If we do not want to confess the sin but blame others the problem will be impossible. Let God help us.
3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Until Jesus comes a second time, we are changed to become as glorious as He is and we can enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, a thousand years kingdom of peace, and New Jerusalem.
God blesses us.