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Bible Study Service in Malang, April 04, 2013 (Thursday Evening)

Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:16-20 is about the commandment to preach the gospel or to spread the light or shekinah glory. Meaning we are employed by God in the great revival according to the great commission of God as follows.

  1. [verse 18-19] The revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain.
    Matthew 28:19
    28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    It is the revival in gospel Word or the gospel of salvation to bring the sinners to be saved through believing in Jesus and being baptized.

    1 Kings 7:23,25-26

    7:23 And he made the Sea of cast bronze, ten cubits from one brim to the other; it was completely round. Its height was five cubits, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.
    7:25 It stood on
    twelve oxen: three looking toward the north, three looking toward the west, three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; the Sea was set upon them, and all their back parts pointed inward.
    7:26 It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was shaped like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It contained two thousand baths.


    The water baptism is described as the Sea of cast bronze that stands on twelve oxen, referring to the twelve apostles of the early rain church.
    It means that the twelve apostles of the early rain church preach the gospel of salvation to save the sinners through the water baptism.
    The direction is to the four corners of the earth, meaning all men in the world have the same opportunity to get the salvation of God through the water baptism. The important thing is whether they want or not.

    The water baptism results in new life, namely heavenly life as the white lily. Meaning we live in righteousness which is same as salvation.

    Song of Solomon 2:16

    2:16 THE SHULAMITE My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.

    The lily also refers to the shepherding where we can keep the white color, namely living in righteousness and being the armor of righteousness
    . We are employed to be the slave of righteousness as the twelve oxen where the Sea stands on.

    1 Corinthians 9:9-10

    9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it oxen God is concerned about?
    9:10 Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope.


    If we live in righteousness and minister to God in righteousness and faithfulness, we will become threshing oxen. Meaning we get the blessings and preservation of God.


  2. The revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
    Matthew 28:20
    28:20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

    It means the revival in the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the teaching Word to bring the saved people to enter the building of the perfect body of Christ, to be sanctified and perfected to become the Bride of God who is ready to welcome Jesus' second coming.

    1 Kings 19:19-21
    19:19. So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.
    19:20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"
    19:21 So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.


    Elijah refers to the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain and Elisha refers to the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain. The twelve oxen refer to the twelve apostles of the early rain church and the twelve apostles of the latter rain church.

The signs of the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain are as follows.

  1. Having on the garment [1 Kings 19:19].
    John 19:23-24
    19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
    19:24 They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.


    The naked sinners receive the garment and tunic of Jesus who dies on the cross. The tunic is casted lots, meaning only those who get the grace and trust of God who are employed in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ.

    The meaning of the tunic is as follows.


    • Bride Tidings.
      Revelation 19:11,13,16
      19:11. Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
      19:13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
      19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.


      It is the only voice we need on the last days.


      1. To face the darkness of sin up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
      2. To face the difficulties in all aspects of life.
      3. To face Jesus' second coming.


      The Bride Tidings lead the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ as the Ark of the Covenant leads the house of Israel to cross over River Jordan to enter Canaan.

      John 19:23

      19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.

      Jesus' tunic is without seam, meaning the Bride Tidings purely come from the Bible, not from other books, and there is no influence of human. It is the revelation of God through a verse that explains other verses without the influence of knowledge, logic, and feelings of human, or else there is spiritual dryness and death in the ministry even perdition.
      The tunic is woven from the top in one piece, meaning the one true teaching Word to form the one perfect body of Christ with one voice of worship, namely 'Alleluia'.

      Revelation 19:6-7

      19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
      19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."


      The beginning of the deception is when one considers that all teachings are same.


    • The ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit.
      Ephesians 4:11-12
      4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
      4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,


      Being sanctified by the Bride Tidings, we are equipped with the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit, so we are employed in the revival of the building of the body of Christ.

      Ephesians 4:8-10

      4:8 Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men."
      4:9 (Now this, "He ascended" --what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
      4:10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)


      Jesus dies on the cross in order to give us the ministries. The ministry costs His sacrifice. As long as we appreciate His sacrifice, we will keep faithful and fervent in spirit doing our ministry until the end.


  2. Having the unity in marriage.
    1 Kings 19:20
    19:20 And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"

    To kiss means to make peace. The unity in marriage begins from a husband and the wife.

    Colossians 3:18-19

    3:18. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
    3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.


    The wife must submit to the husband in all things, and the husband must love his wife as his own body and not do bitterly toward her.

    Colossians 3:20-21

    3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
    3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.


    The children must give honor to and obey the parents, so they can be rebuked and advised by the parents. Moreover, they should not say roughly to the parents but obey the commandment of the righteous parents although it is not in line with the flesh.
    The parents must not make the children discouraged or let them be in faults. Moreover, they shouldnot force their own will which is not according to the Word to the children.

    If there is unity in the marriage, the household will become the mostly desired place until there is spiritual unity of marriage.


  3. There is slaughtering and burning to the oxen.
    1 Kings 19:21
    19:21 So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.

    It means as follows.


    • Sacrifice without any will to get advantage.
      All things must be sacrificed for the revival of the building of Christ's body but the true teaching Word.


    • Sanctification to neck until we can worship God.
      Psalm 24:3-5
      24:3. Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?
      24:4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.
      24:5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.


      Our heart must be sanctified from unclean and evil lusts, and our hands are sanctified from unclean and evil deeds. Our mouth is sanctified from unclean and evil saying as well as the will to eat and drink carelessly.
      If our heart, hands, and mouth are sanctified, we can ascend into the hill of the Lord, meaning we can worship Him. As a result, we receive the rain of God's blessings, justice, and pleading.


    • The sprinkling of blood or suffering in the flesh together with Jesus.
      1 Peter 4:12-14
      4:12. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
      4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
      4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.


      God lets us experience the sprinkling of blood or the suffering in the flesh without any sin, so that we can have the Spirit of Glory. As a result, we get the grace and trust of God to preach the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. We experience the renewal from carnal man to spiritual one as Jesus is. The greater fiery trial we experience, the greater Spirit of Glory we have. We experience the life renewal, beginning from being strong and of good courage with joy in the midst of suffering and we can always give thanks to God.

      1 Peter 4:15

      4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.

      The murderer means hatred. It is changed to become loving one another until we can love our enemy.
      Stealing is changed to become giving to other people who need, not giving any disadvantage.
      The busybody in other people's matters can be changed to the one who creates peace.


  4. Eating.
    1 Kings 19:21
    19:21 So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.

    A fellowship is eating together, not just gathering together.
    The fellowship between the branch and the Vine means we enter the fellowship of the body of Christ that goes toward Jesus as the Head. The important thing we have to heed is the Vine, namely the true teaching Word.

    Romans 16:17

    16:17. Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.

    Malachi 4:1-2

    4:1. "For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up," Says the LORD of hosts, "That will leave them neither root nor branch.
    4:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.


    We will always be sanctified and renewed in the fellowship of the body of Christ based on the true teaching Word until we are perfect and worthy of welcoming Jesus' second coming.

    We must be careful because there are bound oxen which will be left and perish when Jesus comes a second time.
    Luke 13:10-13,15-16
    13:10. Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
    13:11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.
    13:12 But when Jesus
    saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity."
    13:13 And He
    laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
    13:15 The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath
    loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it?
    13:16 "So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham,
    whom Satan has bound--think of it--for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?"

    The bound ox refers to the woman who is bent over eighteen years in the temple, meaning as follows.


    • Anxiety that causes one cannot live in righteousness and faithfulness.
    • Dissatisfaction or spiritual dryness that causes dry saying.
    • There is no life renewal. One keeps the eighteen characteristics of flesh, so he is stamped with 666 by antichrist. The peak happens through disobedience, so one follows the lust rather than God.


    The way Jesus helps is through His teaching in the temple, referring to the preaching of the Word as His activities in the midst of us as follows.

    • Jesus sees, meaning all of our condition and sins cannot be hidden before Him.
      Jesus sees with His merciful sight, not to judge but to help.


    • He calls us privately.
      The time God's Word shows us our sins and condition is the time God calls us privately. It is not to make us ashamed but to give us main priority to get the help.
      To get the help, we must confess our sins to God and other people. Being forgiven, we should not repeat the sins.


    • Jesus says "Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity." It means that all our sins are forgiven. We should not repeat them.


    • He lays His hands to embrace us and we lean on His bosom.
      Mark 10:16
      10:16 And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.

      As a result, there is miracle. The bound ox is loosed, meaning we are delivered from sin and get the peace and quietness. All problems are solved by God and He blesses and gives us beautiful future life.
      We are sanctified until we are perfect as Jesus is.

God blesses you.