(To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 6:7-86:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." 6:8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
The opening of the fourth seal is the fourth punishment from Holy Spirit God to the world.It is the revival of a pale horse, so the death and Hades rule over a fourth of the earth to kill men with many things.There are three kinds of death
, as follows:
- The physical death. The causes are old age, illness, et cetera.
1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
The matter of being dead or alive is not our business, but God's. Our years are in God's hand.The important thing is as long as we live, we must live in the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Thus, we live like Jesus, namely living in righteousness and holiness. If we die, it is gain for we rest from our life and we feel joy because we cannot be touched by Antichrist. When Jesus comes a second time, we are changed into glorious body to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. We will enter the upcoming paradise and the New Jerusalem.
- The spiritual death.
2:1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
It means being tied by the sin in the deed, mind, and saying up to the peak, namely the sin of eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. It continues until men cannot be freed from sins or they are separated from God.
4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
Men are also tied by the world and its influences such as the bustle, joy, difficultness, evil, uncleanness, hatred, et cetera, so they are unfaithful in ministry and separated from God.
8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
Men are also tied by the flesh and its lust, so they cannot obey God and they are separated from Him.
The result is the spiritual dryness. They feel dissatisfied, grumble, judge others, cannot do introspection in their life or repent. They are dry physically, live in ambience of curses, weariness, heavy burden, and tears, until they are separated from God forever.
- The second death. It refers to the lake of fire or perdition in hell.
20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Who will enter the second death?
For that reason, as long as we live in the world, we must struggle, so our names are written in the book of life. It can happen through the ministry and worship prayer that is encouraged by the true teaching Word.
- Ones who die spiritually.
- Ones whose names are not written in the book of life or ones who worship the Antichrist.
13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
The false worship is encouraged by the false teaching.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
3:2 For men will be (1) lovers of themselves, (2) lovers of money, (3) boasters, (4) proud, (5) blasphemers, (6) disobedient to parents, (7) unthankful, (8) unholy,
3:3 (9) unloving, (10) unforgiving, (11) slanderers, (12) without self-control, (13) brutal, (14) despisers of good,
3:4 (15) traitors, (16) headstrong, (17) haughty, (18) lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
The lives that refuse the power of ministry or the true teaching Word will not experience the life renewal. They will keep the carnal men with eighteen characters of the flesh until they are stamped with 666 and they become the same as the Antichrist. They will be destroyed in hell.
9:28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.
The process is that the teaching Word purifies our heart, deed, saying, until our whole life.
15:19 "For out of the heart proceed (1) evil thoughts, (2) murders, (3) adulteries, (4) fornications, (5) thefts, (6) false witness, (7) blasphemies.
How great a man in the world is, if he does not want to hear the teaching Word, his heart will be controlled by seven wills of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness. He will become the quenched lamp. His heart and eyes are dark, so his life is blind.
Nevertheless, how great the decay of our life, if we want to hear the teaching Word we can be purified. The heart is purified to become holy, light, and able to see and worship God.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
It starts from being strong and of good courage. Our face beams and we are joyful. There is Holy Spirit in our heart.
3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
The functions of Holy Spiritare as follows:
- Holy Spirit is able to give the physical life in the midst of difficulties in the world.
6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
It also gives the spiritual life, so we can live in righteousness and holiness in the midst of dark world.
- Holy Spirit makes us faithful and fervent in ministry that God gives to us until the end line.
12:11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
- Holy Spirit makes us honest and obedient.
8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
Having honesty and obedience is the same as being the house of prayer, so the miracle happens.
2 Chronicles 20:1-2, 12, 24
20:1 It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.
20:2 Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar" (which is En Gedi).
20:12 "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
20:24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.
The big problem becomes meaningless like dead body. Everything is finished by God in time.
Otherwise, Lazarus who has died for four days can rise. The impossible things become possible. The failure becomes successful and beautiful.
It continues until God comes a second time. We are changed to become perfect to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter a thousand years kingdom of peace and the New Jerusalem. We are free from three kinds of death.
God blesses us.