(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.
- The spiritual death. It refers to living in sin up to the peak, namely the sin of eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. Men do not want to repent until they cannot repent anymore. It means being separated from God.
- The second death. It refers to the hell or the lake of fire.
Revelation 6:76:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
Revelation 4:74:7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.The fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
It was like a flying eagle. It refers to the life that is ready to greet the second coming of Jesus on the glorious clouds. Thus, we must be active and ready to greet the second coming of Jesus, so we are free from the death
Revelation 22:2022:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"Surely I am coming quickly"
refers to the readiness of Jesus to come a second time. "Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"
refers to the readiness of the church of God who is perfect to greet Jesus' second coming.
There is meeting between Jesus as the Bridegroom of Heaven and the perfect church as the Bride of Heaven to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, a thousand years kingdom of peace, up to the eternal kingdom of heaven. There is no more death. The conditions
are as follows:
We are learning the first point, namely the words of the prophecy
- We must receive and experience the work of the words of the prophecy.
22:18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecyof this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
- We must receive and experience the work of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christbe with you all. Amen."
. The words of the prophecy refer to the Word of God that tells about all things that have not happened yet but they surely will happen on the last days
, especially the two things as follows:
- The punishment of God for the world, namely three times seven punishments of God Trinity, the doomsday, and the hell.
- The second coming of Jesusas the King or the Bridegroom of Heaven on the glorious clouds to purify us until perfect to become the Bride of Heaven who is ready to greet His second coming.
Matthew 25:625:6 "And at midnight a crywas heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'The Bride Tidings is the only news that we need on the last days
when it is near the time of punishment of the world and Jesus' second coming. Revelation 1:31:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
Our respond is that we joyfully read and hear the words of the prophecy, so we can understand, believe, and obey it.
1 Corinthians 14:314:3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.If we do the words of the prophecy, it will be able to comfort us
2 Corinthians 1:3-61:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 1:4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 1:6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.The Bride Tidings is able to give comfort and extra strength
when we suffer because of Jesus or the impossible problems in all things, slander, illness, et cetera.
We can be patient in suffering (we do not grumble, get disappointed, or leave God) and waiting the time of God (we do not look for the way which is not according to the word of God). Our own way is the stalemate and perdition. We must not count on others but we believe and hope to God. James 5:10-115:10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.We can persevere in suffering. It is the same as the perseverance in shepherding
Acts 2:422:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.We have the perseverance in three main services
- The Golden Candlestickor the perseverance in General Service. It is the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in gifts.
- The Table of Showbreador the perseverance in the Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. It is the fellowship with Son of God in the Teaching Word and sacrifice of Christ.
- The Golden Altar of Incense or the perseverance in Prayer Service. It is the fellowship with Father God in love.
Our body, soul, and spirit attach to God Trinity so we cannot be touched by Satan Trinity through the sheepfold. We live in holiness, righteousness, and we do not sin even though we are in suffering, tribulation, and stale mate. Having patience and persevere is like stretching out two hands, worshiping, and surrendering fully to God
1 Thessalonians 4:13-184:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 4:16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
The words of the prophecy give comfort and extra strength when we face the biggest problem in our life, namely being left by people that we love or they die. When we face all the problems or suffering, we can be patient and persevere, give thanks, surrender, and cry out to God.
James 5:115:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.Jesus as the High Priest will stretch out His compassionate and merciful hands to us
Hebrews 2:17-182:17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 2:18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
are as follows:
Exodus 32:30-3332:30 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin." 32:31 Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! 32:32 "Yet now, if You will forgive their sin -- but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written." 32:33 And the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.
- The hands of the High Priest make propitiation for our sins, purify, and change our life from the carnal man to the spiritual one. It starts from honesty and obedience until the flesh does not sound anymore. We can be the house of prayer that cannot be touched by the death.
- The hands of the High Priest are able to help and finish all the impossible problems in due time. Everything becomes successful and beautiful, easy and light. It continues until we are changed to become perfect as Jesus is when He comes a second time. Our name is written in the book of life and the death has no power over us.
God blesses us.