Bible Study Service in Malang, July 02, 2015 (Thursday Evening)

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

According to Tabernacle Teaching, Revelation 2-3 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood before the Ark of the Covenant.
It means the last sanctificationdone by Jesus for the seven churches of the Gentiles or the congregation in the last days to make them perfect or without blemish like Jesus, to be the Bride of God who is ready to welcome Jesus’ second coming on the glorious clouds.
If there is a blemish, although we have the blessings or excellences, we will be left when Jesus comes a second time and perish forever.

Revelation 3:1-6 is about the church in Sardis.
Revelation 3:5-6
3:5 "He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
3:6 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."‘

The promises of God to the church in Sardis who overcomes are as follows.

  1. Being clothed in white garments.
  2. The name is written in the Book of Life.
We are still learning the first one.
The white garments refer to the garments of God’s trust or ministry.

1 Timothy 1:12
1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry,

We are also entrusted with the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the spiritual food.
1 Timothy 1:11
1:11 according to the glorious gospelof the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

1 Peter 5:3
5:3nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examplesto the flock.

We are also entrusted with the shepherding.
A pastor must not be lords over the sheep, but become the examples to them. Every person who is shepherded must be the example.

How can we be the example?
1 Corinthians 11:1
11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

We must take the example of Jesus and we can be the example to others.

There are three kinds of the example of Jesus as the Shepherd as follows.
  1. The example of His steps or righteousness.
    1 Peter 2:21-24
    2:21For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
    2:22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
    2:23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
    2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness––by whose stripes you were healed.

    It refers to the Court of Tabernacle, namely the example in the death and resurrection steps.
    The death step refers to being dead to sin or repenting. After we believe in Jesus, our mouth must confess the sin to God and others. After being forgiven, we must not repeat the sin or we die to sin.
    The resurrection step is the life in righteousness.

    The step of death and resurrection is started from the right water baptism.
    Romans 6:4
    6:4 Therefore we were buriedwith Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raisedfrom the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    The right water baptism happens when a person who has believed in Jesus and repented is buried in water with Jesus and raised with Him to get new life, namely heavenly one. Such life is in the fullness or anointing of Holy Spirit.

    1 John 3:9
    3:9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

    The facts found in living in the anointing of Holy Spirit are as follows.

    • Not sinning anymore although there are chances, threats, and advantages, but living in the righteousness.
      1 Peter 2:22-23
      2:22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
      2:23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;

      Living in righteousness means as follows.

      1. There is neither lie nor deceit.
      2. Not replying evil for evil, but good for evil.
      3. Holding fast the true teaching Word.
      4. Being the armor of righteousness or serving and ministering to God faithfully and correctly.

    • Not sinning anymore; not being deceived by anything. We are as righteous as Jesus is.
      1 John 3:7
      3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

    If we live in righteousness, we will get the results as follows.

    • We experience the power of Jesus’ stripes to heal us physically (our body and economy are healthy) and spiritually (our marriage is healthy and we do not sin).
      1 Peter 2:24
      2:24who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness––by whose stripes you were healed.

    • We are preserved by the Great Shepherd directly.
      1 Peter 2:25
      2:25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

      Not only our body, but also our soul is preserved, namely the serenity and peace in our life and all things are easy and light.

  2. The example of washing the feet. It means the example of holiness. It refers to the Holy Place of Tabernacle.
    John 13:14-15
    13:14 "If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
    13:15 "For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

    We are sanctified in the Holy Place or the shepherding pen. There are three kinds of equipment in it. They refer to the perseverance in doing three main services to God as follows.

    • Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing General Service to have fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His gifts.
    • Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing Bible Study Service with Holy Communion to have fellowship with the Son of God in the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
    • Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing Prayer Service to have fellowship with Father God in His love.

    Our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God like a branch that dwells in the true Vine. We are cleansed and sanctified intensively by the true teaching Word sharper than any two-edged sword.

    John 15:3
    15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

    The Word spoken by Jesus is the Word whose secret is revealed through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible. This is the teaching Word sharper than any two-edged sword.

    John 13:10-11
    13:10 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 you."
    13:11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, "You are not all clean."

    We are sanctified from the dirty feet, namely the sins of Judas Iscariot.
    How can it be done? Jesus repetitively preached the hard Word to sanctify Judas Iscariot. The Word is preached repetitively in the shepherding pen to sanctify us from the sins that attach to us.
    The sin of Judas Iscariot is the wicked lust coming together with the unclean one. The wicked lust is the one of money. One attaches to money until he cannot attach to God the Trinity. The lust of money causes the stinginess and greediness. Stinginess means that one cannot give for the work of God and others who need. Greediness means seizing the possession of God, namely the tithes and offerings and the one of others. Judas Iscariot became the thief of the possession of God. He became the same as the antichrist.

    Revelation 9:20-21
    9:20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
    9:21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

    The sins of Judas Iscariot are also lying, betraying, accusing like Satan, and being a hypocrite like the false prophet because he pretended to kiss Jesus.
    If one does not attach to God the Trinity, he will attach to Satan the trinity.

    If we are sanctified continually like a branch that dwells in the true Vine, soon or later we will bear sweet fruits. The results are as follows.

    • We are preserved directly by God up to the time when the antichrist reigns over the world for three years and six months.
      John 15:1
      15:1 "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

    • We have the beautiful feet, namely we are used by God to bring Good News for the sinful people so that they can be saved, and Bride Tidings for the saved people so that they can enter the perfect body of Christ.
      Romans 10:15
      10:15 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!"

      We have the beautiful, successful, joyful, and sweet future life.

    1 Peter 1:15-16
    1:15but 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."

    We are sanctified continually until we are as holy as Jesus is.

  3. The example of glory. It refers to the Most Holy Place.
    Genesis 1:26
    1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

    The example of glory is in the sprinklings of blood. Formerly. There was shekinah glory soon after Aaron the high priest sprinkled the seven sprinklings of blood twice.

    Actually, human was created according to the image and likeness of God the Trinity. Nevertheless, Adam and Eve sinned, so they were naked and driven out to the world.
    Romans 3:23
    3:23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

    They did not repent in the world, but kept on sinning up to the peak, Consequently, they lost the glory of God and got naked. Their life got worse in the world, not better, even up to perdition.

    Mark 5:25-26
    5:25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
    5:26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather
    grew worse.

    2 Peter 2:20,22
    2:20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
    2:22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "
    A dogreturns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."
    Matthew 16:23
    16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."

    Physically, the condition of human gets worse like a woman with the flow of blood for twelve years. Spiritually, their condition is like the dog and swine, even like Satan.

    God does not want that the human He has created gets worse. He helps through these ways.

    • The seven sprinklings of blood onthe Ark of the Covenant, namelyJesus had to die willingly on the cross until His glorious face became so marred to bear the sins of human.
      Isaiah 52:13-14
      52:13Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
      52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So
      His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;

      One hundred percent of the glory of God is radiated to us to change us until we are as glorious as He is.

    • The seven sprinklings of blood in front ofthe Ark of the Covenant, namely we must willingly experience the flesh suffering with Jesusthrough the suffering for serving to God, fasting, praying all night-long, and being reviled because of God.

      2 Corinthians 4:16-17
      4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
      4:17 For our
      light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

      All sufferings we experience because of Jesus are light because they cannot be compared with the eternal glory we will receive.
      The suffering or the cross is useful to change us from carnal men to spiritual ones who are as glorious as Jesus is. The beginning of the life renewal is obedience until the flesh does not speak anymore. We can love God more than anything. The obedience means that we stretch out our two hands to God, worship Him, and surrender and cry out to Him. Such person is receiving the light of glory of Jesus’ face. When our condition is getting worse, God is waiting for our obedience and the lifting up of our hands to Him. A woman with the flow of blood could confess "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well" to surrender and cry out only to God [Mark 5:28]. Mary could be obedient also. She could surrender to God, saying "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died" [John 11:32]. The Lord permitted Peter to sink until he cried out "Lord, save me!" [Matthew 14:30]. The Lord must stretch out His hands to us. One who has sunk can be lifted up. The failure can be changed into success.

      Matthew 5:45,48
      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.
      5:48 "Therefore
      you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

      We are changed to be as perfect as Jesus is when He comes a second time. We are lifted up on the glorious clouds. We only cry out "Alleluia".
God blesses you.