Bible Study Service in Malang, January 14, 2016 (Thursday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3:14-22 is about the church of the Laodiceans that represents the
church in the last days or all of us.
counsel you to buy from Me gold
refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white
that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be
revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye
that you may see.
3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and
chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
rebukes, advises, and chastens the church of the Laodiceans to buy
the heavenly treasure. There
are three kinds of the heavenly treasures as follows.
in the fire.
to cover the nakedness.
Eye salve to
anoint the eyes.
we buy the heavenly treasures, we will be rich spiritually so that we
will not be lukewarm. We are not vomited by God, but able to please
His heart. As a result, He will also please our heart.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth
and rust destroy
and where thieves
break in and steal;
6:20 "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and
of three enemies attacking the heavenly treasures as follows.
destroyes the white garments.
destroys the metal.
steal the anointing oil.
still learn the
moth destroying the white garments.
The white garments refer to the garments of ministry or God's
his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked
servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where
I have not scattered seed.
'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There
will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
moth refers to the laziness and wickedness
which cause the servants of God to be unprofitable, dark, and
The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during
harvest and have nothing.
laziness means unfaithfulness in serving and ministering to God, even
leaving the ministry because of spiritual coldness or there is no
are set free from the moth means that we are faithful and fervent in
spirit in serving and ministering to God according to the ministry
which He entrusts to us by the encouragement of His love. The love of
God is eternal. If we minister to Him by the encouragement of His
love, the ministry will be eternal until we get the fine linen, clean
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we
should love one another,
3:12 not as Cain who was of the wicked
one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his
works were evil and his brother's righteous.
wickedness happens like cain who killed Abel because of envy or
hatred without a cause to the righteous. It means that there is no
love to other people.
set free from the moth means that we can serve and minister to God
with loving one another.
one another is written five times in the first epistle of John. It is
the repeated Word of God.
It is the
love of God to warn us and give us opportunity to obey the Word.
And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His
messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had
compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.
they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed
at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His
people, till there was no remedy.
repeated Word is the true sheperding Word. Perdition will come if it
It gives us
assurance of faith so that we are not doubtful because of the false
For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you
it is safe.
the progress in the revelation of God's Word so there is increase
in the spirituality of the congregation until there is perfection.
one anither is written five times in the first epistle of John as
another is a message.
For this is the
that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
is the main or important message in the true teaching Word because
of these reasons.
There is a
true and eternal fellowship through the message of loving one
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we
have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands
have handled, concerning the Word of life--
1:3 that which
we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have
fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and
with His Son Jesus Christ.
is the fellowship whose
base is the true teaching Word.
The horizontal fellowship happens with other people. It must be
based on the true teaching Word. The vertical fellowship happens
between the body and Jesus as the Head.
The true fellowship
starts from within the marriage, shepherding, and
The fellowship without the true teaching
Word is the same as a conspiracy to resist against the righteous.
To make us
not hate, especially with the hatred without a cause.
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you,
and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
"And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and
will hate one another.
another is the
commandment of God.
And this is His
that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love
one another, as He gave us commandment.
must do it, or else we are sinful.
Jesus said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his
feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of
13:11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He
said, "You are not all clean."
13:12 So when He had
washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said
to them, "Do you know what I have done to you?
call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
"If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you
also ought to wash one another's feet.
we do the commandment of God to love one another, we will be the
disciples of Jesus or the people who inherit the true teaching Word.
It means that the true teaching Word is ingrained in our life and
written in our heart, mind, saying, deeds, and whole life. The
people who obey the Word will get the power of sanctification,
especially from the dirty feet like Judas Iscariot. He stole the
possession of the Lord, namely the tithes and offerings until he
perished. The trust of God to a pastor to receive the tithes and
offerings is stolen now. Consequently, the pastor is not trusted
with the spiritual food by God and the congregation is hungry and
dead. Judas Iscariot also lied, kept the sins, and accused others.
He was a hypocrite and a traitor.
As long as ones keep the dirty
feet (thief, liar, accuser, hypocrite, and traitor), it is
impossible for them to love one another, but to hate one another. If
the dirty feet are cleansed, we will be able to love one another. We
can wash one another or humble ourselves one another and prioritize
others. We can receive the goodness of others to take their
examples. We can also receive the weaknesses of others and pray for
them. We can advise one another according to the true teaching Word
with patience. It continues until we can love one another.
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of
peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"
a result, our life steps are beautiful with God. We have the
beautiful future life.
another is an
love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born
of God and knows God.
"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in
the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright
and Morning Star."
22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say,
And let him who hears say, "Come!"
And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the
water of life freely."
duty of the church is testifying and inviting or radiating the light
of life renewal or the beauty of life
by the work of the Good News or the gospel of salvation and the
Bride Tidings or the true teaching Word in the midst of the darkness
in the world. We testify the gospel of salvation to the sinful
people so that they can believe in Jesus and be saved. We testify
the true teaching Word to the saved people so that they can be
sanctified and perfected. The more we are changed, the brighter
light of testimony we produce until we can appear as the bright and
morning star. We are as perfect as Jesus is. If ones do not testify
or invite others, they will gossip and become the fallen stars like
Lucifer. They live in the darkness and presih.
another is an
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and
sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves
another has fulfilled the law.
we love one another, we can be the example in paying the debt of
sin, namely we
finish the sins by making reconciliation, confessing, and forgiving
One who does not confess the sin will blame others for sure.
Consequently, God will not forgive him. If we confess and forgive
one another, the blood of Jesus will finish the sins.
Let we use
the long age God has given us to finish the sins. If the debt of sin
is finished, all things which have not been finished yet such as
marriage, children, and job, will be finished by God.
another until we get the
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides
in us, and His
love has been perfected in us.
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your
neighbor and hate your enemy.'
5:44 "But I say to you,
love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who
hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute
5:45 "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven;
for He makes His
sun rise on the evil and on the good,
and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven
perfect love is like the sunshine or the love of Jesus on the
fact found in having the perfect love is we can love other people as
we love ourselves; even we can love our enemy through forgiving and
forgetting the sins. We can also pray for the people who have caused
disadvantage to us. We can repay good for evil.
The cross is the
place where we can confess all of our sins and weaknesses as well as
struggle with Jesus to be set free from all of our weaknesses.
Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a
sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It
And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
pays attention to and cares for us on the cross. He struggles to
drink the sourwine mingled with gall or bear all sins, bitterness,
sufferings, and sorrows until He says 'It is finished'. All sins can
be finished, except the unbelief and sins which are not confessed.
The cross is the place where Jesus radiates the light of His
glory to us. His visage was so marred there, not like the son of
man, to glorify or change us until we can be the same as God.
functions of the sunshine are as follows.
To give us
extra power and establish our office as the priest and king until
namely we pass away or Jesus comes a second time. We will never
stumble in facing all things.
And the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
says the LORD: 'If you can break My covenant with the day and My
covenant with the night, so that there will not be day and night in
33:21 'then My covenant may also be broken
with David My servant, so that he shall not have a son to reign on
his throne, and with the Levites, the priests, My ministers.
To give us
Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up
the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the
sight of Israel: "Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in
the Valley of Aijalon."
10:13 So the sun stood still, And
the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies.
Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still
in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a
Lord makes war instead of us to solve all problems, even the
impossible ones. He gives us physical and spiritual life.
our face cheerful.
All things are successful and beautiful.
"Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom
of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
are changed to be the same as Jesus when He comes a second time. We
are lifted up on the glorious clouds.