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Bible Study Service in Malang, January 09, 2014 (Thursday Evening)

Peace and grace in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:7
1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

Verse 7 contains the notification about Jesus' second coming in the glory as King of all kings or Heavenly Bridegroom.
When Jesus comes a second time on glorious clouds, we will see Him face to face and be with Him forever.

The steps of seeing Jesus in glory are as follows.

  1. To see Jesus as Savior who dies on the cross to save the sinners.
    John 1:29
    1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

    It refers to death experience or the Court of tabernacle. The practices are as follows.


    • Believing in Jesus or having faith in Him as the only Savior. It refers to the Gate of Tabernacle.
    • Repenting. It refers to Altar of Burnt Offering. If our heart believes, our mouth will be able to confess our sins to God and others. After being forgiven, we do not repeat the sins, but stop doing them and return to God. We die to sin.


    • Being baptized of water. It refers to Brazen Laver.
      Romans 6:4
      6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

      One who has died to sin or repented must be buried in water together with Jesus to raise with Him and get new life, namely heavenly one or life in righteousness.


    • Being baptized of Holy Spirit. It refers to the Door of Tabernacle.
      We experience the anointing of Holy Spirit and the fullness, so that we have sincere heart as dove's heart. We have peace in our heart without any lust, envy, hatred, revenge, and so on.

      We also have heart that fears the Lord.
      Isaiah 11:1-3
      11:1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
      11:2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
      11:3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;


      It means that we fear to do sin, even we hate it and lie.

      Proverbs 8:13
      8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.

      The stem refers to life that is not precious, without any meaning and hope, even full of impossibilities. If there is anointing of Holy Spirit or sincere heart that fears the Lord, bud, flower, and fruit will come out of it.
      To produce bud means that we live by the mercy of God. To produce flower means that we are blessed, preserved, and used by God. To yield fruit means that we have salvation and eternal life.

      Joseph is the example.
      Genesis 49:22
      49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a well; His branches run over the wall.

      He is hindered by his brothers who are as wall, but he can pass through it and produce bud, flower, and fruit.


  2. To see Jesus, the Lamb of God, and follow Him.
    John 1:36-37
    1:36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"
    1:37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.


    It means resurrection experience or the Holy Place of Tabernacle. The practices are as follows.


    • To follows Jesus, the Shepherd.
      We are shepherded righteously inside the shepherding pen always. There are three kinds of equipment inside it that refer to perseverance in doing three main services to God as follows.


      • Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing General Service as if the sheep is drinking.
      • Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing Bible Study Service with Holy Communion as if the sheep is eating.
      • Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing Prayer Service as if the sheep is taking a breath.


      The sheep are preserved inside the sheepfold. They do not scatter away.
      Perseverance is something done continually without being hindered by anything.

      1 Peter 5:5
      5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."

      Only the humble and obedient can be shepherded righteously.
      Why do we have to be shepherded inside the sheepfold?


      • Because God trusts a pastor to be responsible to watch out for the salvation of our soul inside the sheepfold.
        Hebrews 13:17
        13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.


      • Because the wild flesh full of lusts and wills is limited inside the sheepfold, so that we do not fall in sin up to the peak, namely sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse as well as marrying-being given in marriage, namely sexuality sin with all its kinds, sexual deviation, and wrong marriage.

        Flesh is limited, so that it does not wander. As a result, lion cannot prey us. On the contrary, not being shepherded will cause one to be deceived by other teachings and gossip until he loses his way.
        1 Peter 5:8
        5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


      • To make us firm in salvation. Shepherding pen is the place to make our salvation firm until we can reach perfection.


    • To follow Jesus, the Teacher.
      John 1:37-38
      1:37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
      1:38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek? " They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated,
      Teacher), "where are You staying?"

      It means that we follow the true teaching Word related to the dwelling place of Jesus or tabernacle. It means that we follow Bride Tidings in the light of tabernacle that is revealed by God to Rev. FG van Gessel, so that our following can go toward heavenly kingdom.


    Thus, looking at the Lamb of God and following Him means that we are shepherded to the true teaching Word as a branch that dwells in the True Vine, so that we get sanctification.

    Genesis 37:2
    37:2 This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.

    The sanctification begins from our heart.

    Mark 7:21-22

    7:21"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
    7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.


    Genesis 37:2

    37:2 This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.

    Our mouth is sanctified to say Yes if Yes and No if No or Right if Right and False if False.

    Genesis 37:3

    37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.

    As a result, we are given a tunic of many colors or ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit. We are used in the ministry for building the body of Christ and all things become beautiful in time of need.


  3. To see Jesus who comes a second time in His glory as King of all kings or Heavenly Bridegroom.
    Revelation 1:7
    1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

    It is glory experience or the Most Holy Place. The practices are as follows.


    • We see Jesus as King through worship prayer.
      2 Peter 1:16-18
      1:16 For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
      1:17 For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
      1:18 And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

      We worship Him saying Alleluia [Revelation 19:6-7].


    • Through the sprinkling of blood, test, or suffering in the flesh together with Jesus [1 Peter 4:12-14].


    Blood and incense will result in shekinah glory or the light of glory.

    Joseph also experiences three times of test as follows.


    • Empty pit.
      Genesis 37:24
      37:24 Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.

      It refers to the influence and friendship of the world that cause sin as well as spiritual dryness and death.


    • Potiphar's wife.
      Genesis 39:10, 12
      39:10 So it was, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her.
      39:12 that she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.


      She refers to test about unholy marriage that does not please God.


    • Prison.
      Genesis 39:20
      39:20 Then Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were confined. And he was there in the prison.

      Joseph keeps the gift inside the prison, namely the gift of dreaming.


    Satan tempts us in order to take off our tunic.
    Nevertheless, Joseph endures the temptation, so he can be wise and glorified.

    Genesis 41:39
    41:39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.

    Being wise means we are obedient and worship God only.
    As a result, God makes all things successful and beautiful in time of need.
    Finally, we are glorified together with Jesus when He comes a second time on glorious clouds. We can see Him face to face and rejoice with Him forever.

God blesses you.