Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 18:6-818:6 "Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.
18:7 "In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.'
18:8 "Therefore her plagues will come in one day--death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
=> the humiliation of Babylon47:10."For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, 'No one sees me';Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.'
'there is no one else besides me!
' = not needing God.
Babylon only relies on the riches, luxury, wisdom, and intelligence of the world until rejecting the crying out of God through the true teaching Word.
The sin of Babylon is unfaithfulness and the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. Consequently, Babylon had to get the punishment of God as follows
- Mourning or weeping until being utterly burnt with fire.
Revelation 18:9-1018:9."The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
18:10 "standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'
Not only that, but it is up to the weeping and gnashing of teeth in the hell forever. Therefore, from now on we must experience the positive weeping or lamenting with God so that we do not enter the weeping with Babylon as follows
- Weeping and lamenting at midnight or the all night-long prayer for getting the revelation of God's Word.
2:18.Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief; Give your eyes no rest.
2:19 "Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him For the life of your young children, Who faint from hunger at the head of every street."
A pastor laments for getting the revelation of God's Word. The congregation laments for receiving the revelation of the Word or hearing and obeying it.
Therefore, the pastor and congregation do not enter the future double famine.
Not lamenting and weeping for the revelation of the Word, one will get the spiritual famine.
The signs are as follows:
If it continues, he will be spiritually dry and dead until falling and never rising anymore. It means stopping doing the spiritual things, but only committing sins up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage up to the everlasting perdition.
- Fainting = neither being alive nor dead = being lukewarm. It means not being faithful in serving and ministering to God, but prioritizing the physical things more than the spiritual ones until sacrificing the spiritual things for getting the physical ones.
- Not experiencing satisfaction. One easily gets proud of something in the world until forgetting God. He also easily gets disappointed and hopeless as well as murmurs or has no thanksgiving to God.
Be careful! One who is hungry or dry spiritually can be reckless for committing sin even though it is out of the logic.
Being reckless for resisting against God is the same as being dry spiritually.
If one enters the spiritual famine, he can also enter the physical famine. It means the difficulties in life from now on in the midst of the difficulties in the world until experiencing the persecution of the Antichrist for three and a half years and the double famine. Such person must worship the Antichrist until being destroyed forever.
Therefore, we struggle through praying all night-long for getting the revelation of the world, so we get the double preservation.
Spiritually, we are full and satisfied. We are faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God.
Physically, we are preserved abundantly and become blessings for others.
We are sanctified from sins up to the peak until being as perfect as Jesus is. We become the heavenly bride and we are worthy to welcome Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
- Lamenting and weeping in the ministry to God through fasting and praying.
20:19."serving the Lord with all humility, with many tearsand trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews;
20:20 "how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
20:24 "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
2 Corinthians 6:3-5
6:3.We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed.
6:4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;
A servant of God must fast much more, lament, and weep before God so that he does not become the stumbling-block as well as easily stumble in the ministry to God until the end line.
2 Peter 1:10-11
1:10.Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
1:11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantlyinto the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We minister to God more zealous according to the ministry from God up to the fullness, namely when Jesus comes a second time, so we get the full right to enter the heavenly kingdom forever.
49:3."And He said to me, 'You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.' 49:4 Then I said, 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, And my work with my God.'"
We minister to God for glorifying Him. Our reward and work are in God's hand for our present life up to the full right for entering the heavenly kingdom.
- The worship prayer with broken heart in the congregation, family, and our private life.
12:10."And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
12:11 "In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
12:12 "And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves;
We feel that we cannot do anything and we are not worthy in the worship prayer.
We lament for seeing the pierced side of Jesus.
19:34.But one of the soldiers pierced His sidewith a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
Blood and water came out of Jesus' side as follows:
God lets great thing happen to make us lament and weep or worship Him with a broken heart for fully surrendering to Him. We believe and entrust our life fully to the power and mercy of God.
- Blood = repenting or being dead to sin. It means stopping sinning to return to God.
We stop doing all false things.
We lament and weep to make effort to repent from the sins which we love and the ones which give us advantage.
- Water = the true water baptism. We get the new life in God, namely in righteousness.
Living in righteousness is the same as living by faith. We believe and entrust our life fully to the mercy of God, not to others.
The examples are as follows:
The results are as follows:
9:20.Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
9:21 So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
9:22 "And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
9:24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
Fathers often do not believe God until the children are epileptic.
The epilepsy means the fall in sin and the destruction of marriage.
God let it happen to make him believe and entrust life to Him.
- A mother with the flowing of blood or impossible disease.
It means experiencing the rottenness, especially in the bad words, lies, and slanders.
The mother could bow down to touch the tip of the robe of the Lord. It means believing and entrusting life to God. She confessed the power of God that cured her.
We do not rely on the medicine, but the power of God.
- Esther or youth faced the massacre. It refers to the days when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
4:16."Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!"
God lets the young people face the impossible problems up to the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world to make them bow down at His feet to be able to believe and entrust their life to Him. He will help us.
- The epilepsy was cured. It means that the marriage and children can be one, holy, and perfect.
Sins up to the peak are finished, so we can live in righteousness.
- The power of God is able to cure the impossible diseases. The rotten words can be the ones of faith that bring blessings for others.
- All impossible problems are finished by the power of God and we are evacuated to the wilderness, far away from the presence of the Antichrist that reigns over the world.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is for being worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds. We see Him face to face.
1:7.Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
Nevertheless, those who are on earth will mourn up to the hell forever.
Let us surrender to God regardless of anything we must face.
God blesses you.