Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Luke 11:29-32
11:29. And while the crowds were thickly gathered together, He began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
11:30. "For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.
11:31. "The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.
11:32. "The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.God reveals two signs as follows
- The sign of Jonah the prophet= the one of death and resurrection. Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days. It refers to Jesus who was in the belly of the earth for three days, then He was raised.
- The wisdom of Solomon, namely the one of heaven.
7:24. "Therefore whoever hearsthese sayings of Mine, and doesthem, I will liken him to a wise manwho built his house on the rock:
The wisdom of heaven comes from hearing and obeying God's word, namely the Word whose secret is revealed through one verse that explains the other verses in the Holy Bible.
1:16. He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
Out of Jesus' mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword. So, the true teaching word is the same as the one that is sharper than any two-edged sword.
The signs of Jonah the prophet and the wisdom of Solomon are linked to the judgement
.When will the judgement happen?
By what do we judge ourselves?
- The judgement will happen after Jesus comes a second time on the glorious clouds and a Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace.
20:11. Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
20:12. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
20:13. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
20:14. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Who will be judged before the white throne and punished in the hell forever? All human including son and servant of God who do not repent or have not finished their sinful minds, deeds and words.
- Now, namely the judgement in the house of God or our own life.
1 Peter 4:17
4:17. For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
If we judge ourselves from now on and finish our sins, we will not be judged at the white throne.
We will enter the white throne and judge this world with Jesus, the righteous Judge.
- The wisdom of Solomon. It means hearing and obeying the true teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword.
4:12. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
The teaching word purifies usfrom sins, starting from heart and mind which become the source of sin.
If our heart is purified, our deed and word will be purified too or our whole life is purified.
15:19. "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts(1), murders(2), adulteries(3), fornications(4), thefts(5), false witness(6), blasphemies(7).
The heart is purified from seven unclean and evil desires by the teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword. As a result, our heart will be filled by Holy Spirit with His seven manifestations until we fear God or breathe with the fear of God.
11:1. There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
11:2. The Spirit of the LORD(1)shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom(2)and understanding(3), The Spirit of counsel(4)and might(5), The Spirit of knowledge(6)and of the fear of the LORD(7).
11:3. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
8:13. The fear of the LORDis to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
The practice of breathing with the fear of God is that we hate sins and lies anywhere, anytime and in any situation.
- The sign of Jonah the prophet. It means the death and resurrection experience with Jesus.
26:2. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.
26:3. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
We judge ourselves through the cross. It means the testing or suffering in the flesh with Jesus.
We can judge ourselves up to our inmost minds.
2:20. "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
2:23. "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
The purification up to the inmost minds is the one from false teachings.
The teaching of Jezebel is the false one that allows a woman to teach and have authority over men, so she becomes the head of men, and the snake will become the head in the marriage and shepherding. Jesus cannot be the head.
17:1. Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
17:5. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The teaching of Babylon is the false one that only teaches physical prosperity and entertainment but without purification and faithfulness. If we are not faithful, we are surely not holy.
The teaching of Pharisees is the false one that allows marrying after divorce, even it is blessed in the church. It also allows sexual deviation, namely a man with a man and a woman with a woman.
The purification of kidney is the one up to the inmost mindsheart, namely the one from disappointment, despair, pride, pain, revenge, offense, and reluctance in negative meaning.
26:3. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
If we can judge ourselves, so we experience the purification from sin, false teaching and the inmost mindsheart, we will be able to see ourselves withall of our weaknesses
We cannot see other's mistake, but we just see God as the High Priest who sits at the right hand of the Father God. We just worship God, trust and cry to Him, and stretch out our hand to Him.
As a result, God will stretch out the hand of His great mercy.Psalm 16:8
16:8. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
If we look atGod, we shall not be moved
. We can be strong and of good courage. It means that we are not disappointed and desperate. We do not leave God whatever risk may come. We keep holding fast and obeying the true teaching word. We keep faithful and fervent in ministry to God. We keep worshipping God.
The example and the result are in Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. Daniel 3:14-19
3:14. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, "Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up?
3:15. "Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?"
3:16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
3:17. "If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
33:18. "But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
3:19. Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego experienced purification up to their kidney. They did not want to follow the false teaching and worship although they had to face the burning fiery furnace that was heated seven times more than it was usually heated. Daniel 3:24-25
3:24. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O king."
33:25. "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
But, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego kept strong and of good courage. They kept worshipping God. They only stretched our their hands to God.
God stretched out the hand of His great mercy, so the miracle happened.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego experienced the renewal of life until their faces beamed. It means that there is no more lie and hypocrisy.
If the spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will happen too. We experience the caring and protection of God in the midst of the difficulties of the world up to antichrist's age even eternal life.
God's merciful hands are able to finish all of impossible problems and give succesful and beautiful future. It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is to greet His second coming on the glorius clouds.
God blesses us.