Bible Study Service in Malang, January 26, 2017 (Thursday Evening)

From Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship Service in Medan

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

Revelation 19:9
19:9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."

The marriage supper of the Lamb is the meeting between Jesus who comes a second time in the glory as the Head or the Heavenly Bridegroom with the perfect Church as the body or the heavenly bride. Afterwards, we enter the One-Thousand-Years Kingdom of peace or the Future Paradise and the eternal heavenly kingdom.

Revelation 3:21
3:21 "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.

We sit with Jesus on the throne of the heavenly kingdom forever. The bride belongs to the bridegroom forever and vice versa. This is the ownership of the bridegroom.

There are three kinds of God's possession which cannot be charged against by anyone, so we must return them to God as follows.

  1. The tithes and offerings.
  2. The house of the Lord or the worship.
  3. The bride of God.

We are still learning the second, namely the worship.
Matthew 21:13
21:13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'"

There are two possibilities about the house of the Lord or our life as follows.

  1. Being the house of prayer or the dwelling place of God and His blessings. The sign is that we like praying and worshiping God.
  2. Being the den of thieves, so the curses and perdition come. The sign is lying, gossiping, slandering, and so on.

How can we become the house of prayer?

  1. We must pay attention to our household or marriage.
    Ephesians 5:31
    5:31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."

    The purpose of getting married is becoming one flesh. The requirements are as follows.

    • The wife submits to the husband in everything.
      Ephesians 5:22-24
      5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
      5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
      5:24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

      Being submissive means that the wife keeps silent more as follows.

      • Doing self-introspection, the wife does not blame the husband.
      • Not quarreling with the husband.
      • Not teaching or having authority over the husband.

      A wife who is submissive to the husband is like the sweet honey or wine. As a result, the marriage is always in the atmosphere of feast or there is no bitterness or tasteless condition.

    • The husband must love the wife as he loves himself and does not do bitterly toward her.
      Ephesians 5:25-26
      5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
      5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

      A husband who does not love the wife, but does bitterly toward her, is the same as a crazy man who hit himself in the tomb. Consequently, the marriage becomes a terrible thing.

      A husband who loves the wife and does not do bitterly toward her appears like a lion that takes the example of the Lion of Judah or the Lord Jesus. As a result, there will be the power and ability of God to enable the husband to do these things.

      • To become the example of the holiness in the marriage, so the wife and children can live in holiness.

      • To preserve and protect the marriage miraculously. God is able to help him physically although he has many weaknesses. Spiritually, there is always warmth in the marriage.

      • The household is in peace. All things become easy and light.

    • The children honor and obey the parents. This is well pleasing to the Lord.
      Colossians 3:20
      3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

      The beauty of the young life will bring the one in the marriage.

    1 Corinthians 7:3-4
    7:3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
    7:4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

    If the husband and the wife do their own duties, they will receive their own rights. If the husband loves the wife as he loves himself and does not do bitterly toward her, she will be his right. If the wife submits to the husband in everything, he will be her right. There will never be the third party and the marriage becomes one flesh.

    As a result, there will be the honey and lion. The riddle of Samson could be solved and the garments of glory were provided. It means that our marriage can glorify and be glorified by God.

    Ephesians 5:31-32
    5:31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
    5:32 This is a great mystery, but
    I speak concerning Christ and the church.

    The marriage that becomes one flesh and has the garments of glory will reach the marriage supper of the Lamb, namely the perfect marriage between the heavenly Bridegroom and His bride on the glorious clouds. This is the peak of sweetness.

    1 Timothy 5:5-7
    5:5 Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
    5:6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
    5:7 And these things command, that they may
    be blameless.

    About a widow, a blameless widow whose mouth is holy to testify or say the good and true words will become the house of prayer directly.

  2. We must pay attention to the house of the Lord.
    1 Corinthians 3:16
    3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

    The house of the Lord refers to every person who has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus and becomes the dwelling place of Holy Spirit who anoints and fills up our life until we can overflow in Him.

    Leviticus 21:12
    21:12 'nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.

    The requirement of Holy Spirit's keeps on anointing and filling us up until we can overflow in Him is dwelling in the Holy Place or the shepherding pen. There are three rooms in Tabernacle, namely the Court that refers to the salvation, the Holy Place that refers to the holiness, and the Most Holy Place that refers to the perfection. We have been redeemed and saved, but not perfected yet. Thus, our place now is in the Holy Place. There are three kinds of equipment in the Holy Place that refer to the perseverance in doing three main services to God as follows.

    • Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing General Service  to have the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the gifts.
    • Table 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.
    • Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing Worship Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in the love.

    Persevering in doing the three main services to God, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch and make us fall.

    The results are as follows

    • By the cord of shepherding in the perseverance in doing the three main services to God, the unity in the marriage becomes firmer and cannot be separated by anything.
      Ecclesiastes 4:12
      4:12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

    • We can live in holiness and the anointing of Holy Spirit who encourages us to be faithful and fervent in spirit in doing the service and ministry to God until the end line.

      Hebrews 1:7
      1:7 And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire."

      The holy, faithful, and fervent servant of God is like the flame of fire.

      Revelation 1:14
      1:14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;

      The eyes of God are like the flame of fire.

      Thus, the holy, faithful, and fervent servant of God is specialized to be the apple of His eye. We are protected, pleaded, and preserved by God specially and no grain of sand can disturb us. One who wants to touch the apple of God's eye will face God Himself.

    Thus, paying attention to the house of the Lord means that we are in one shepherding and ministry.
    The wage of working in the vineyard is a denarius. Each of the husband and wife must have a denarius to be able to face the days when the antichrist reigns over the world.

    If the marriage has been one flesh, it will enter the one shepherding and ministry for sure and become the apple of God's eye.

  3. We must pay attention to the house of prayer.
    Matthew 18:19
    18:19 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

    The requirement to become the house of prayer is that the husband and the wife agree concerning anything that they ask or they have one heart. As a result, the prayer is answered by God.
    We must be filled with one Gospel and teaching so that we can have one heart.
    The Gospel Word saves the sinners. The proof of being saved is we believe or have faith in Jesus as the only Savior. The husband and the wife must have one faith in the shepherding, and one repentance and baptism.
    The teaching Word preaches the second coming of Jesus to sanctify and perfect the saved people. The true teaching Word is written in the Bible and revealed by God through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible.

    If the husband and the wife are filled with the one Gospel and teaching, they will have one heart.
    There are two rows of loaves upon the Table of Showbread, six loaves in a row. The number six refers to the flesh or man. The husband and the wife are indeed the fleshly men, but they must be filled by the Word, so the saying, deeds, or conduct can be in line with the Word. After we have one heart, there will be the incense upon the bread. It means that the husband and the wife become the house of prayer or they have one worship.

    Romans 15:5-6
    15:5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,
    15:6 that you may with one mind and
    one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The one worship is the same as the one voice, namely "Alleluia".

    1 Samuel 1:19
    1:19 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

    If the marriage becomes one flesh, there will be one worship and God remembers us for sure.

    Isaiah 49:14-15
    49:14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me."
    49:15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet
    I will not forget you.

    He never forgets us. He always remembers that we are only like a powerless baby.

    Isaiah 46:4
    46:4 Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

    The hands of God's grace carry us. It means as follows.

    • He bears us or takes the responsibility of our death and life. He preserves and protects us miraculously.
    • He bears all of the heavy burdens and weariness in our life. All things become easy and light and we have the beautiful and successful future life.

    • He saves us. It means that He sanctifies and changes us until we become as perfect as He is. It starts from being like a crying baby, namely we worship God with our broken heart. We confess all of our weaknesses and powerlessness. We patiently wait for the time of God. We are changed to be as perfect as Jesus is with one voice of worship "Alleluia" when Jesus comes a second time.

God blesses you.