To Coincide With Fasting Prayer Service Session III
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 14 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood in front of the Ark of the Covenant or the suffering in the flesh for the church together with Jesus as the last sanctification that the church can reach the quality of being blameless or perfect.
Revelation 14 can be divided into the following three parts:
- Verse 1-5 = the church's following Jesus as the Lamb of God (it has been explained in General Service in Malang, August 15, 2021).
- Verse 6-13 = the judgment.
- Verse 14-20 = the harvest on earth.
ad. 1.Revelation 14:2-514:2. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters(1), and like the voice of loud thunder(2). And I heard the sound of harpists(3)playing their harps.
14:3 They sang as it were a new song(4)before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins(5). These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits(6)to God and to the Lamb.
14:5 And in their mouth was found no deceit(7), for they are without fault before the throne of God.
There are seven facts about our following Jesus up to Mount Zion as follows
- [Revelation 14:2a] like the voice of many waters. It means that it cannot be blocked (it has been explained from Bible Study Service in Malang, August 31, 2021 to Prayer Service in Malang, September 2, 2021).
- [Revelation 14:2b] like the voice of loud thunder. It means the power of the teaching Word (it has been explained in General Service in Malang, September 5, 2021).
- [Revelation 14:2c] the sound of harpists playing their harps.It means the peace, fellowship or unity, and obeying the rule (it has been explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, September 7, 2021 to Prayer Service in Malang, September 16, 2021)
- [Revelation 14:3] a new song (it has been explained in General Service in Malang, September 19, 2021 to Prayer Service in Malang, September 23, 2021 ).
- [Revelation 14:4a] they are virgins (it is explained in General Service in Malang, September 26, 2021 to Prayer Service in Malang, September 30, 2021).
- [Revelation 14:4b] being firstfruits to God (it is explained in General Service in Malang, October 3, 2021.
- [Revelation 14:5] in their mouth was found no deceit = for they are without fault.
The first, second, third, and fourth facts refer to the sound which can thrill God's heart.
The fifth, sixth, and seventh facts refer to the quality of being perfect, namely being pure, the firstfruit, and perfect.
ad. 6. being firstfruits to GodRevelation 14:414:4.These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to Godand to the Lamb
It is the same as having the quality of or being the firstborn son who has the firstborn right.
The rights of the firstborn son are as follows:
- The right to get married and become the heavenly bride.
- The right to inherit the eternal heavenly kingdom.
- The possession of God forever.
Who is the firstborn son of God? He is one who experiences the power of creation or renewal by the true teaching Word (it is explained in Bible Study Service in Malang, October 5, 2021).
Tonight we learn that the firstborn sons of God are those who are redeemed from among the fleshly men.Revelation 14:414:4.These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
The fleshly men refer to being controlled by the fleshly will and living in the fleshly lusts.
The facts found in living in the fleshly lusts are as follows
- Not being subject to the law of God.
8:7. Because the carnal mindis enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
Not obeying the law of God is the same as not obeying the pastor and parents.
The consequence is the total failure and nakedness like Adam and Eve. One will be in total failure and nakedness if he is not obedient, although he is great.
The nakedness refers to committing sins up to the peak.
Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden. It means losing the atmosphere of Eden and living in curse, weariness, sorrow, and tears, up to the perdition. It also means losing the right to get married or become the bride because previously the marriage was placed in Eden. It also means losing the firstborn right.
What is the connection with fasting prayer?
Fasting prayer is the process to hasten tearing the flesh with all of its lusts, so we can be obedient to the law of God. We are sanctified from the sinful deeds up to the peak, so we can result in the deeds of goodness or the righteousness and holiness until we can repay good for evil. It will be the fine linen, clean and bright. We get the right for getting married and becoming the bride of God. We live in success until we return to the Paradise and New Jerusalem
The worship prayer has been the process of tearing the flesh. Nevertheless, it needs to be hastened by fasting prayer because we are competing with Jesus' second coming.
- Falling into temptation.
1:13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
1:14 But each one is temptedwhen he is drawn away by his own desiresand enticed.
1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Not being obedient, there must be the temptation.
Why does one fall into temptation? It is because of the fleshly lusts which have the power to entice and drag him to go outside the will of God, so he fulfills his fleshly lusts and plans which seem more enjoyable and better for the flesh.
It makes him fall into temptation. It means keeping on sinning although he has been in the temptation and not confessing the sin, but blaming at others and God.
Consequently, the sin becomes ripe and cannot be forgiven anymore. It gives birth the death up to the second death in the hell. It means losing the right to inherit the kingdom of God as well as the firstborn right.
Fasting prayer is the process to hasten tearing the flesh, so we can always be in the will of God although it is painful for the flesh. Someday, it will bear the sweet and eternal fruits, namely being the firstborn son.
- The fleshly lusts make the jealousy, hatred, and quarrel until the prayer is not answered by God.
4:2. You lustand do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
If it continues, one will not be able to pray anymore. It is the same as having no relationship with God or being dry spiritually. One is tormented until perishing forever.
It means not being the possession of God. It also means losing the firstborn right.
8:6. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Fasting prayer is the process to hasten tearing the flesh, so we can obey the will of the Spirit. We receive the firstfruits of the Spirit or His anointing. It makes us able to pray or have the relationship with God anymore.
8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helpsin our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for uswith groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:23. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groanwithin ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
Holy Spirit helps us to pray until we can cry out and groan to God.
What is the purpose for our life now?
12:1. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
12:2 Then being with child, she cried outin labor and in painto give birth.
How great the church on the last days, we are only like a pregnant mother. It means being so weak and powerless as well as facing the cruel dragon.
Therefore, our power is only crying out in labor and groaning. We worship God and cry out His name for asking for His mercy.
The results are as follows:
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is. The groaning is changed into shouting for joy. We become the church of the firstborn son on Mount Zion who is ready for Jesus' second coming. We return to paradise and the New Jerusalem forever.
- The merciful hands of God give us the redemption of our body. It means that we become the same as a newborn baby.
8:23. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
This is the greatest miracle.
The newborn baby means the honesty, sincerity, and obedience.
It is the proof that there is no fleshly lust anymore. He only wants the pure spiritual milk.
The honesty and obedience are the same as being the house of prayer. We do not become the fleshly man anymore, but the spiritual one.
- The physical miracles happen.
We are facing the dragon with all of temptations and impossibilities. We must surrender all to God.
The widow of Zarephath or the Gentiles could be obedient for making the bread for the prophet first and honest, so she was saved from the crisis.
It means that the merciful hands of God are able to protect and preserve us in the midst of crises in the world up to the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world.
The centurion whose servant was ready to die came to God with honesty and obedience.
7:1. Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof (honesty).
7:7 "Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed (obedience).
7:10 And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.
The impossible disease can be healed.
Moreover, the daughter of Jairus who was dead could be resurrected.
God blesses you.