Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 6:12-13
6:12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.
6:13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.
The opening of the sixth seal is the same as the sixth judgment of Holy Spirit God, namely the great physical earthquake, especially the spiritual one.
The great spiritual earthquake refers to the influence of the world with all of its activities, uncleanness, evil, and so on that cause darkness in the world.
It starts from the sun became black as sackcloth of hair or the sun does not shine anymore. It means that there is no more love of God, but hatred up to hatred without a cause. There is no more love really.
In John 15:18-25 the word "hate" is mentioned seven times.John 15:25
15:25. "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'
It refers to the perfect hatred.
Actually, the hatred just happens in the world, but the Bible also writes that the hatred also happens in the life of the sons of God.Genesis 37:5
37:5. Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more.
In the past, Joseph's brothers hated him.
Joseph refers to the the church of bride or the church in the last days.
Hatred up to hatred without a cause also happens in the churches of the last days, even in the marriage of Christian.
Joseph and His brothers are the shepherd. It means that the hatred also happens in the shepherding, between the shepherd and sheep, and among the servants of God.
Even, the hatred also happens inter-shepherding or inter-church. And the last, the hatred without a cause or the perfect hatred happens in the days of antichrist when he reigns over the world.The consequences of hatred up to hatred without a cause are as follows
- Holy Spirit does not want to stay if our heart is jealous, envious, and hateful.
4:5. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"?
The servant of God who is jealous, envious, and hateful is one who lives without Holy Spirit.
1:18. how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
1:19. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
The facts found in not having the Spirit are as follows:
- One walks according to his own ungodly lusts. He does not want to obey the Word, but mocks it.
- One who causes divisions.
- One who has hatred is the same as a killer.
1 John 3:15
3:15. Wfhoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Now, the killing spiritually means evil speaking, gossip, et cetera, up to the real killing physically in the age of antichrist.
Consequently, one experiences the punishment of God up to perdition in the fire of hell.
The way out is making peace one another with the encouragement of the teaching Word.
Making peace means confessing sin and forgiving one another.
If we have sin, we must confess it to God (vertical) and others (horizontal). Do not sin anymore if we are forgiven. If we are correct, we must forgive others' sin and forget it.
As a result, the blood of Jesus will forgive our sins and we experience peace.
If we have experienced peace, Holy Spirit will be poured out in our heart. Holy Spirit is absolutely needed because He is the pillar of cloud and fire which led the Israelites in the wilderness to Canaan.
Now, in the last days, Holy Spirit is the two hands of God which lead us in the wilderness of the wild world or in the middle of the tempestuous sea of the world, so we can arrive at the haven of peace or the New Jerusalem.The usefulnesses of Holy Spirit are as follows
- Holy Spirit is the same as the pillar of cloud that protects us in the midlle of the wilderness of the world. We are not withered spiritually. We do not grumble. We are not desperate and disappointed but always give thanks to God.
Holy Spirit is able to finish all impossible problems.
- Holy Spirit is the same as the pillar of fire to go through the darkness of the world in the last days.
The darkness means being full of sins up to the peak, namely sin of eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse) and marrying-giving in marriage (sexual sins with all of its kinds, mixed-marriage, and marrying after divorce).
The darkness of the world also refers to false teaching, gossip, evil-speaking, and blasphemy.
Holy Spirit is the light of fire to go through the darkness of the world, so we do not stumble and fall into sin up to the peak, but we keep living in righteousness and holiness. Holy Spirit also lights us from false teaching, so we keep on holding fast the true teaching word.
The fire is also hot. Holy Spirit gives the heat of fire, so we are not spiritual cold but keep ministering to God faithfully and fervently until the finish line, namely our death or Jesus; second coming.
- Holy Spirit is the pillar of cloud and fire to protect us from sun heat at day and the great cold at night.
It means that Holy Spirit protects us from the ruin of the world.
This ruin is the process of change to the negative direction.
But, if we have Holy Spirit, we will be changed from fleshly men to spiritual ones like Jesus. It starts from being strong and of good courage.
5:5. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
We do not feel anything that flesh feels but only the great love of God.
As a result, God will make all things good, beautiful, and successful.
1 Chronicles 19:13
19:13. "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight."
Holy Spirit is able to make all things good, beautiful, and successful in His time.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed by Holy Spirit to become as perfect as He is. We are worthy to greet Him when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.