Bible Study Service in Malang, December 29, 2011 (Thursday Evening)
Matthew 26:47-56 is
Arrest" and it still
happened in Gethsemane.
26:47. And while He was still speaking, behold,
Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and
clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I
kiss, He is the One; seize Him."
great multitude with swords and clubs, coming from the chief priest
and elders of the people and being led by Judas Iscariot, came to
At the last days, the
Church of God will also experience Gethsemane
(sufferings, persecution, difficulty, et cetera),
that happens in the time before antichrist reigns
over the world up to the time antichrist reigns over it for three
years and half.
The ambience of
only can be defeated by watching
are two people who were contradictory against one another in
Gethsemane, referring to the time we suffer without any sins as
The time we experience
important time that determines our life, whether
we are filled with the will of God to
reach perfection as the golden pot or
with the flesh lusts and false teaching
to reach destruction and perdition as the broken mortar pot.
- [Matthew 26:39] Jesus who
watched and prayed, so there was full tearing of flesh
(the Veil was torn).
His wills and lusts of flesh were torn so He could be
obedient fully to the will of Father God or the true teaching
whole life of Jesus is
filled with the will of Father God or the true teaching Word so He
becomes perfect spiritual man as golden pot that had manna.
Such life is as follows:
- Life that is
endurable and able to face Gethsemane.
- Eternal life.
(Matthew 26 refers
to the golden pot that had manna in the Tabernacle teaching).
- [Matthew 26:47] Judas
did neither watch nor pray, so there was no tearing of flesh.
Iscariot kept these
two things in his life:
whole life of Judas was only filled with evil and unclean lusts as
well as false teachings, so he became broken mortar pot and he
- The strong flesh will or lust,
as he came with a great multitude with swords
The term 'a
great multitude' denotes to strength, and
it is added with the swords and clubs.
It refers to how strong our flesh is until we
often resist the Word of God.
evil and unclean lusts are in the flesh will or lust.
- False teachings which
are not in line with the bible, as the description of chief priests
and the elders.
2011 is the year of separation,
and when it is almost end, Satan tries to separate us the more.
26:47. And while He was
still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve,
with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief
priests and elders of the people.
The separation actually happened
among the disciples of Jesus, not with other people outside them.
2:18. Little children, it is the last hour;
and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many
antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
2:19 They went out from
us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would
have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made
manifest, that none of them were of us.
goes out from us, namely those who are not
WILL BE A SEPARATION between the serious people and those who are not
serious in the Lord!
ones who are not serious are not only the people who do not serve and
minister God faithfully but also they who do the service and ministry
faithfully in church.
is being not serious or
unmindful of Jesus, the
32:18 Of the
Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, And have forgotten the God who
There are three
Jesus' appearances as the Rock as follows:
God blesses you.
- Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be
acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not
be greatly moved.
who saves sinful man.
of receiving salvation is as follows:
It refers to the
Court of Tabernacle.
- Believing in Jesus or having faith in Him
through hearing the Word of God in the anointing of Holy
Being sleepy and bored of
hearing the Word, one begins to leave the Rock.
hearing the Word, we are near to the gate of heaven. On the
contrary, being sleepy and bored of hearing the Word, one is near
to the gate of death.
- Repenting or stopping sinning to return to God.
- Being renewed
by water and Spirit, so we have new life or heavenly life, namely
life in righteousness, and we can hold fast to one true teaching
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him
comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I
shall not be greatly moved.
result will be real as follows:
is unmindful of Jesus, the Redeemer.
- We can endure all things; we have firm
faith that is not moved although we face temptations, sins,
sorrows, et cetera.
Be alert of
temptation which makes our flesh comfortable but not in line with
the Word of God.
- We have
quietness, so all things become easy and light.
life will begin to be weary and heavy burden if there is something
not righteous in our life or we begin to open our ears to false
Feeling so heavy in our
life, let us check whether there is something false in our life or
practice is keeping unrighteous things
or sins and false teachings.
one falls and great is the destruction as a house built without any
foundation, he perishes forever.
must watch and pray to keep LIVING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS and HOLDING FAST
TO ONE TRUE TEACHING WORD.
- Genesis 49:24
49:24 But his bow remained in
strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of
the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of
the Good Shepherd.
Good Shepherd gives His soul to feed the sheep, so wolves cannot
prey them, meaning they do not return to sin or go astray because of
The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of
the wicked leads them astray.
keeps his sins will neither be able to be shepherded nor to
be a shepherd.
On the contrary, the righteous
must be shepherded as it is written "The righteous
should choose his friends carefully."
the righteous meets other people who are righteous, they suit one
On the contrary, the
wicked will not stand in the fellowship
with the righteous (Psalm 1:5).
true shepherding is being as a branch that attains to the one True
to these two things in shepherding:
sanctification to our body, soul, and spirit,
as the synchronization with the Trinity of God and three main
services to Him in the shepherding, intensively
- The sheepfold = The
Holy Place of Tabernacle, referring to perseverance in doing three
main services to the Lord.
Candlestick refers to perseverance in doing General Service.
of Showbread points to perseverance in doing Bible Study Service
with Holy Communion.
Golden Altar of
Incense refers to perseverance in doing Prayer Service.
to the voice of Shepherd or
shepherding Word or the true teaching Word God has trusted to a
we must bear sweet fruits.
is unmindful in the sheepfold as follows:
If we are sanctified in the sheepfold,
we will receive ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit,
so we can be employed in the revival
of building the perfect body of Christ.
- Not persevering in the shepherding. It
equals to keeping back his sword from blood, hindering the work of
the sanctification of the Word
48:10 Cursed is he
who does the work of the LORD deceitfully, And cursed is he who
keeps back his sword from blood.
- Hearing many strange teachings so there
is no obedience to the true shepherding Word.
voice is strange teaching or gossip none may be responsible of the
truth or flesh voice that is absolutely not in line with the truth
of God's Word.
Judas Iscariot heard
strange voice from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
Finally, he chose the strange voice and left the true one even
to hear the strange voice rather than Jesus' voice although He is
his true pastor.
It has been a
proof from the age of Eve that one will choose the false thing and
leave the true one if s/he gives opportunity to hear strange voice.
Finally, Eve was cursed in the ambience among thorns.
ministry of building the body of Christ begins from marriage,
shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the international perfect body
of Christ or the unity between the Israelites and Gentiles.
right attitude is being
faithful and fervent in Spirit doing our service and ministry,
as well as being good and righteous.
is unmindful, evil and lazy, and unprofitable, even he destroys the
body of Christ.
evil and lazy servant did not work the talent but kept it in the
What can cover
the talent? Self-interests in our
business, study, family, et cetera.
last, he must only blame other people.
48:10 Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD
he is cursed and perishes forever.
watch and pray that we can keep BEING SHEPHERDED with RIGHTEOUSNESS,
BEING HOLY and FAITHFUL and FERVENT IN SPIRIT in building the
spiritual house of God.
28:20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God
will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give
me bread to eat and clothing to put on,
"so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then the
LORD shall be my God.
"And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's
house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to
proof of being in the building of Christ body is tithes
as our profession that God has blessed
us with clothes, food, and house as well as protected and
accompanied us up to our
Servants of God do not
live by the tithes they received but the ones they give back to
- Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A
God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
Heavenly Bridegroom perfects His congregation to become His
Tabernacle teaching, it
refers to the Most Holy Place.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ
also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by
5:27 that He
might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or
wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without
cleanses or sanctifies us through the
water of water baptism and the rain of the true teaching Word.
are sanctified and renewed until we are perfect.
is unmindful of the sanctification and life renewal, so there is no
change in life.
3:1. But know this, that in the last days
perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves (1),
lovers of money (2),
boasters (3), proud
(4), blasphemers (5),
disobedient to parents (6),
unthankful (7), unholy
(10), slanderers (11),
without self-control (12),
brutal (13), despisers of
traitors (15), headstrong
(16), haughty (17),
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such
people turn away!
They do not have
life renewal although having a form of godliness and taking position
as apostles but they keep the eighteen characteristics of flesh, six
in their body, six in their soul, and six in their spirit. In such
condition, they become beasts.
last characteristic of flesh is lovers of pleasure rather
than lovers of God.
3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do
these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved
concerning the faith;
Why did one
resist the true thing and plead the false one? Because of the
corrupt minds and disapproving concerning the faith.
the contrary, Jesus was
obedient to the will of God until he dies on the cross.
2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
2:6 who, being
in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with
2:7 but made
Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and
coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and
became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
There are seven minds and feelings of
Jesus as follows:
true teaching Word and Holy Communion, we can have the minds and
feelings of Jesus so we can be OBEDIENT until our flesh does not
- Being in the
form of God, He did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.
- Making Himself
of no reputation.
- Taking the
form of a bondservant whereas actually He
is a King.
- Being found in
the appearance as a man.
- Humbling Himself.
- Being obedient
to the point of death.
we receive the power of JESUS' name.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and
given Him the name which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in
heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.
- There is victory power over the
trinity of Satan.
have victory over sin, so we can live in righteousness.
addition, we can have victory over problem, all problems are
settled, even the impossible one.
- There is exalting power; God glorifies
are lifted up from all failures and sufferings.
glorifies us also means He employs our life.
- There is renewal power, beginning from
not lie anymore!
Let us use our tongue
to confess our sin, do not blame other people!
let us use our tongue to bear witness and worship God.
are renewed day by day until we do not stumble in word and our
mouth only worships God, saying "Alleluia."