Bible Study Service in Malang, August 08, 2019 (Thursday Evening)
Delayed Broadcast from Fellowship in India.
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:32 "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
'to repentance' is the same as to save them.
Jesus comes to call or save the sinners.
How is the way?
4:25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.
He must come the first time as the only sinless man who must die on the cross to save the sinners. He dies for bearing sins and the curses, but He has risen to justify all of us. Then, we can live in righteousness.
10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
10:3 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
The righteousness delivers from death. We are saved and blessed by God.
2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,
2:15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Afterward, we must work out our salvation until being perfect and without blemish like Jesus, so we are worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds and enter the heavenly kingdom forever.
There are two possibilities after being saved as follows:
The Bride Tidings teaches about the righteousness, holiness, and perfection.
- Negative possibility, namely many saved people fall on the way and perish or do not reach the perfection. The examples are as follows:
- There had been 603.550 men of Israel above twenty years old coming out of Egypt or being saved from the house of bondage, but only two men could enter Canaan. The rest died in the wilderness.
- Judas Iscariot had been saved, blessed, and used by God, but he had to perish also.
- Positive possibility, namely working out the salvation until being the shining stars, royal priesthood, or the priests and kings. We become the servants of God who serve and minister to Him according to the ministry He has given to us.
29:1 "And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for ministering to Me as priests:
The requirement of being the servant of God is holiness, so we can be near Him to receive the anointing of Holy Spirit and His wisdom. We can minister to Him until the end line, namely we pass away or the time of Jesus' second coming. We never stumble on the way. We do not retire. It happens because of the unlimited power from God for the holy life. On the contrary, one who is not holy does not have the power of God. He will rely on his own power or the one from the world, namely intelligence, riches, position, and so on which cannot last forever.
God told Moses to make the Tabernacle for the following purposes:
Actually, Moses received two things on Mount Sinai as follows:
- To make on earth as it is in heaven.
What we do in the world must be the same as the thing in heaven, or else it will be rejected by God.
7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
- To make God dwell among men.
25:8 "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
Physically, all of them have been destroyed. We learn the spiritual meanings.
- The command to make the Tabernacle.
- The two tablets of stone or love.
8:5 who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
24:12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teachthem."
The two things spiritually refer to the Tabernacle and Bride teaching or the Bride Tidings in the light of Tabernacle. It refers to the teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
At midnight or the darkest last days when the sins have peaked and attacked many churches, the only news we need is the Bride Tidings. It is useful to awaken the ten sleeping virgins. They refer to the church that is in the sins up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse as well as the ones concerning marrying-being given in marriage such as fornication with all of its kinds, mix marriage, divorce-remarrying, and free sex. We need the Bride Tidings so that we can return to the righteousness, holiness, and perfection and become the dwelling place of God (Immanuel) until we enter the heavenly kingdom forever.
The Tabernacle consists of three rooms as follows:
ad. 1. The Court or righteousness.
- The Court or righteousness.
- The Holy Place or holiness.
- The Most Holy Place or perfection.
The sinners are justified by the blood of Jesus on the cross to live in righteousness or have the salvation.
The process is as follows:
Those four things are big things, so they are taught by the greatest man in the world, namely John the Baptist.
- The Gate refers to the faith or believing Jesus as the only Savior through hearing the Word of Christ in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
By the anointing of Holy Spirit, we can hear the Word seriously, understand, and believe it to become faith in our heart. The door of heart is open. It means that the door of heaven is also open.
- The Altar of Burnt offerings or repentance.
In the Old Testament, the animal offering is burnt for the remission of sin. We do not need to bring it now because the offering has been fulfilled by the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. In The New Testament, the sins are burnt on the cross. The sins are confessed, so we get the forgiveness of sin. After that, do not repeat the sin. We repent.
- The Brazen Laver or the water baptism.
- The Door, the Holy Spirit baptism, or the fullness of Holy Spirit.
By the water and Holy Spirit baptism, we are reborn by water and Spirit to get the new or heavenly life. It means living in righteousness. We are saved and blessed by God.
1 John 3:7
3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
We must live in righteousness just as Jesus is righteous.
11:11 "Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
The four big things are the chief cornerstone for the church. On the chief cornerstone, we are built as the Tabernacle or God's dwelling place.
ad. 2. The Holy Place or holiness.
There are three kinds of equipment there, namely the Golden Candlestick, the Table of Showbread, and the Golden Altar of Incense.
2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
The church at the first rain also had the three kinds of perseverance (the Holy Place) after being saved (the Court).
The church at the latter rain or all of us must also have it.
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the perseverance in the fellowship.
- The Table of Showbread refers to the perseverance in the apostles' doctrine and the breaking of bread.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to the perseverance in prayers.
Thus, we must persevere in doing the three main services to God after being saved. We must persevere in the sheepfold. As a result, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch us. Our body, soul, and spirit are also sanctified by the Trinity of God as follows:
- The Golden Candlestick refers to the perseverance in doing the General Service or the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the anointing and gifts. We are given drink to be fresh.
- The Table of Showbread refers to the perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with Holy Communion to get the fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ. We are given food to be strong.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to the perseverance in the Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe with the eternal love of God, so we can get the eternal life.
Our body, soul, and spirit become as holy as Jesus is.
- Father God sanctifies us with His love.
- The Son of God sanctifies us with the teaching Word.
- Holy Spirit God sanctifies us with the power of Holy Spirit.
1 Peter 1:15-16
1:15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1:16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
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 saintsfor the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Living in holiness, God will give the ministry to us, so we are used by God in the edification of the perfect body of Christ to become the heavenly bride. The ministry of the edification of the perfect body of Christ starts from the marriage or household, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until Israel and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ.
The ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit refer to the tunic of many colors.
Ministering to God according to the ministry which has been given by Him, our life becomes beautiful.
ad. 3. The Most Holy Place or perfection.
There is one kind of equipment there, namely the Ark of the Covenant. It consists of two parts as follows:
- The mercy seat which is made of pure gold. It refers to Jesus in the glory as the King of all kings or the Heavenly Bridegroom.
- The ark which is made of shittim wood overlaid with gold.
The wood refers to the brittle fleshly men.
The black shittim wood refers to the sinful fleshly men.
Nevertheless, it is overlaid with gold inside and out, namely the Word, Holy Spirit, and love to become the perfect church or heavenly bride. We can be as perfect and glorious as Jesus is.
16:11 " And Aaron shall bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall kill the bull as the sin offering which is for himself.
16:12 "Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.
16:13 "And he shall put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of incense may cover the mercy seat that is on the Testimony, lest he die.
16:14 "He shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
Once a year, Aaron as the High Priest entered the Most Holy Place to perform the ministry of reconciliation. He brought the incense and the blood of animal and sprinkled the blood seven times twice.
All of us as the servant of God must bear the cross with Jesus or experience the sprinkling of blood.
- The first seven sprinklings of blood are upon the Ark of the Covenant. It refers to the cross or suffering of the flesh of Jesus.
- The second sprinklings of blood are in front of the ark. It refers to the cross for us or the suffering in the flesh with Jesus.
God blesses you.
- The sprinkling of blood is the last sanctification to the fleshly will, namely the wickedness or the will of money like Judas Iscariot.
- To make shekinah glory. If there is no blood or cross, there will be no shekinah glory, but perdition only.
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.
The Spirit of glory performs spiritual miracle or changes us from the fleshly men to the glorious ones like Jesus.
Changing is the same as yielding nine fruits of spirit.
The Spirit of glory is also able to perform physical miracles and the helps of God.
For example, Moses faced the Red Sea and Pharaoh behind him. He could not do anything, but the sea was divided and made into dry land by the glory of God.
14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
14:17 "And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honorover Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.
14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
Mary and Martha refer to the church. They faced Lazarus who had been dead four days or impossible problems in economy, household, the rottenness of sins, and so on.
When Jesus comes a second time, we are changed to be as glorious as He is. We become the heavenly bride who is ready to welcome His coming on the glorious clouds. We only shout for joy "Alleluia" from the four corners of the earth with our family.