Bible Study Service in Malang, April 14, 2016 (Thursday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"To him who overcomes I will grant to
sit with Me on My throne,
as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
who has an ear,
let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'"
highest promise of God is for the church of the Laodiceans, namely
sitting with Jesus on the heavenly throne forever.
"He who has
an ear" is written repetitively in Revelation chapter 2 and 3.
are three meanings of the ear as follows.
for hearing the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit, so we can
seriously hear it without being hindered or disturbed by anything.
ears of our soul
for meditating on or remembering the Word, so we can understand
I will meditate
on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
ears of our spirit
for believing the Word, so it becomes faith in our heart. The Word
is kept in our heart.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against
results are as follows.
Word becomes a brake for us,
so we do not sin. It means that we are saved. Keeping on sinning is
the same as not having faith or brake and one is not saved.
Word can be done.
We can obey it. It means that we have the works of faith.
Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.
a result, our eyes can see the wondrous things of God's Word. It
means that we experience the spiritual miracle, namely the life
renewal from fleshly men to spiritual ones. We can also experience
the physical miracle or God's help and our life steps are in
who has an ear" is written seven times in Revelation chapter 2 and
3. The figure seven refers to perfection.
and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is
wants us to have the perfect obedience like Jesus,
so we have the renewal until we are as perfect as Jesus is. There is
no blemish or rebellion anymore. We become the bride who is ready to
welcome Jesus' second coming and sit with Him on the heavenly
process of the perfect obedience like Jesus is as follows.
in water baptism.
It refers to the Brazen Laver in the Court of Tabernacle.
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by
3:14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to
be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?"
Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for
thus it is fitting for us to
fulfill all righteousness."
Then he allowed Him.
3:16 When He had been baptized, Jesus
came up immediately from the water;
and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of
God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
Jesus is sinless, so He does not need the water baptism. Why
is Jesus baptized of water?
was obedient in the water baptism although He must sacrifice His
dignity and humble Himself. It means as follows.
fulfilling all of God's wills and being obedient.
giving us the example of the true water baptism.
baptized of water is the same as the obedience although we must
sacrifice our dignity and humble ourselves.
It means as follows.
was willingly baptized by John the Baptist who was inferior to Him.
was willingly made the same as a sinful human to confess and bear
the sins of men and save them.
not keep the dignity or prestige in doing the Word.
must confess our sins to God and others honestly. After being
forgiven, we must not repeat the sin. It is the same as the
with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was
from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should
walk in newness
implementation of the true water baptism is like Jesus was baptized,
namely the person who has repented or died to sin is buried in water
with Jesus to be raised up from water with Him and get the new or
the heavenly life.
As a result, we have the good conscience and
peace or we do not accuse and are not accused. Moreover, we can live
There is also an
antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the
filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good
toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and
authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
good conscience and righteous life are the strong foundation to
receive the blessings from the heavenly throne, namely the physical
and spiritual blessings as well as the ones in our marriage or
household which are the joy and unity.
They also become the strong foundation to orbit or lift us up to the
heavenly throne. The proof is we become the
instrument of righteousness or the servants of God
who serve and minister to Him faithfully and fervently in spirit
until the end according to the ministry He gives to us. We minister
to Him until we pass away or Jesus' second coming.
obedience in worship prayer.
It refers to the Golden Altar of Incense in the Holy Place of
And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You.
Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not
what I will, but what You will."
worship prayer is a process to tear or crucify the flesh with all of
its wills, so we can be obedient.
Fulfilling the will of flesh, one cannot be obedient, but he becomes
the enemy of God.
Jesus prayed in Gethsemane garden, so He
could be obedient although He had to sacrifice His self-interest,
self-will, and self-truth.
We must pray and worship God, so we
experience the tearing or crucifixion to our flesh so that we can be
obedient although we must sacrifice our self-interest, self-will,
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you
Spirit of adoption
by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
are dominated by Holy Spirit, so our flesh does not dominate us
The proof is we can persevere in the Holy Place or shepherding pen
in doing the
three main services to God
body, soul, and spirit attach to the trinity of God in the
shepherding pen. We live in the hands of God. As a result, God
removes all impossibilities. From nothing to something and
impossibilities can be made possible.
Candlestick or perseverance in doing General
Service to have the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the gifts.
of Showbread or perseverance in doing Bible
Study Service with Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the Word and the
sacrifice of Christ.
Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing Worship
to get the fellowship with Father God in the love.
obedience on the cross.
It is the same as the veil is torn and the Most Holy Place can be
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and
to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
is obedient to the point of death of the cross. He sacrifices His
whole life. This is the perfect obedience.
must submit our whole life to God, so we are obedient until the
flesh does not speak anymore.
We have the real work of faith and the perfect obedience until the
flesh does not speak anymore or the veil is torn.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac
his son on the altar?
2:22 Do you see that faith was working
together with his works,
and by works faith was made perfect?
example, Abraham offered his only son whom he had waited for twenty
five years on Mount Moriah.
Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you
love, and go to the land of Moriah,
and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of
which I shall tell you."
built the physical temple there.
Now Solomon began to build the
house of the LORD at Jerusalem on Mount Moriah,
where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that
David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
was obedient until the flesh did not speak. It means the
work of faith or loving God more than anything.
It refers to the
first tablet of the two tablets of stone,
so we can be used in the building of Christ's body or the
The other example is Rahab, a harlot, who
belongs to the Gentiles.
Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she
received the messengers and sent them out another way?
was obedient until the flesh did not speak anymore. She had the work
of faith, namely hiding the two spies on their way to go to Canaan
although she could lose her soul by doing that. It means loving
others as we love ourselves or the second tablet of the two tablets
We must also be obedient until the flesh does not speak
anymore. We can love God more than all things. We can love other
people as we love ourselves. The perfect obedience is the same as we
have the two tablets of stone like Moses embracing the two tablets
of stone and the perfect love, so we are used in the revival of the
building of Christ's body. As
a result, we live in the embrace of God's hands like John leaning
on Jesus' bosom.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: "Do not fear; Zion,
let not your hands be weak.
3:17 The LORD your God in your
midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with
gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you
3:18 "I will gather those who sorrow
over the appointed assembly, Who are among you, To whom its reproach
is a burden.
results are as follows.
16] The hand of God which is full of the perfect love gives us
power to endure all things.
We do not fear or worry. We do not become disappointed or hopeless.
We do not leave God, but keep faithful and fervent in spirit in
serving and ministering to Him. We also keep on believing and
17] The hand of God which is full of the perfect love gives us
over our enemies.
We can overcome the golden calf, namely idolatry, the hardness of
heart, and self-truth, which is the obstacle to love God and
others. The golden calf also refers to the sins up to the peak,
namely the sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given
in marriage. It also refers to the impossible problems.
17] The hand of God which is full of the perfect love is able to
and glorify us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like
Rahab got the strand of scarlet, so she and her family could be
of Solomon 4:3
lips are like a strand of scarlet,
And your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil Are like a
piece of pomegranate.
mouth is renewed
as if a strand of scarlet is put on it, so we can say true, honest,
and good words until we do not stumble in words or we are as
perfect as Jesus is [James 3:2].
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the
Son of Abraham:
1:5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab,
Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
Abraham and Rahab could be in one genealogy to welcome Jesus'
Someday, the Israelites and Gentiles will be one
to welcome Jesus' second coming.
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!
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself
continues until we sit with Jesus on the heavenly throne forever.