Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Luke 10:17-20
10:17. Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
10:18. And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
10:19. "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
10:20. "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
God has a desire that we can experience the spiritual increase up to the maturity, so we are sent by Him. Being sent by God means we are appointed as the priests and kings.
Spiritual mature life is the holy man or one who has the ministry. We enter the ministry of the building of the body of Christ. It starts from marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding to become one body of Christ that is perfect.
Remember! Whatever thing we have to sacrifice for the ministry of the building of the body of Christ will not become in vain.
If we are sent by God, He will give us two things as follows:
- The power of God(Luke 10:17-19).
- Our name is listed in the kingdom of Heaven(Luke 10:20)
ad. 2. Our name is listed in the kingdom of Heaven
.Luke 10:2010:20. "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Our names are written in heaven or in the Book of Life means we receive the eternal life.
The process of our name's being written in heaven is as follows:
- Fighting for the ministry more than anything.
4:3. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
20:23. "except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.
20:24. "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
We must also fight for our ministry until the finish line, namely up to death or until God comes a second time. It is the same as keeping the tunic of many colors until the finish line.
Do not stop on the way!
The more we minister to God, the more beautiful our life is.
4:34. Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
The service that pleases God is as follows:
Being faithful and obedient are the same as feeding God or pleasing His heart. As a result, God will also take care of our physical life abundantly, so we always give thanks to Him.
- Ministering to God until the finish line. We minister to God faithfully till the end.
- Ministering to God according to the word of God or becoming obedient.
God also takes care of our spiritual life, so we do not fall into sin up to the peak.
And God will write our names in the kingdom of heaven.
- Not worshipping 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.
Not worshipping the antichrist means fighting for worshipping God.
There are two groups in worship prayer as follows:
- The group that might fly into the wilderness by two wings of a great eagle, far from the eyes of the antichrist.
11:1. Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
11:2. "But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
It consists of the servants of God whose worships fulfill the measurementfrom the true teaching word or the repeated one. They obey God until their flesh does not sound anymore. They receive the two wings of a great eagle which are a great advantage that is more than anything.
- The group that is left behind in the age of antichrist.
12:17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
It consists of the servants of God who keep the commandments of God (doing bible study service) and have the testimony of Jesus (doing general service), but they do not have the worship.
Their worships do not fulfill the measurement,namely their flesh keeps sounding, so they do not obey God, but worry, et cetera. The consequence is entering the tribulation of the antichrist.
There are two possibilities that can happen.
If one worships the antichrist, he will be the same as him and destroyed with him when Jesus comes a second time.
On the contrary, if one keeps worshipping God and does not want to worship the antichrist, he will be tormented until beheaded, but he will be risen in the body of glory when Jesus comes a second time.
- Experiencing the ministry of reconciliation of Jesus as the High Priest.
21:27. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
In Old Testament, once a year Aaron as the high priest entered the Holy of Holiest of Tabernacle and brought blood and incense to sprinkle two times seven sprinklings of blood in order to reconcile the sins of Israel and the shekinah glory happened.
1 John 2:1-2
2:1. My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2:2. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
In New Testament, Jesus died, but He was risen and ascended to heaven with His own blood and incense or intercession prayer for the ministry of reconciliation.
As a result, the shekinah glory happens for the things as follows.
- Forgiving all sins that have been confessed.
The process is confessing the sin. If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore.
- Renewing us from carnal men to spiritual ones like Jesus. It starts from being honest or saying yes if yes and no if no. We become the house of prayer. We just stretch out our hand to Jesus and cry out His name, so He will stretch out His hand of great mercy to us.
The results are as follows:
- God lifts up us from drowning in sin up to the peak. He also lifts us up from failure to success, and the impossible thing becomes possible.
Matthew 14:23, 29-32
14:23. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
14:29. So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
14:30. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31. And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
14:32. And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
- God writes our names in the Book of Life.
32:30. 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.
Jesus lifts up the intercession prayer and so does the shepherd in the world.
Obedient life should not fall because there are the hands of God and the shepherd.
God as the Great Shepherd and pastor fight for our names can be written in the Book of Life.
The proof that our names are written in the Book of Life is experiencing peace.
God blesses us.