Bible Study Service in Malang, July 22, 2010 (Thursday Evening)
"And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.'
25:9 "But the wise
answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and
you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
25:10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and
those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door
25:11 "Afterward the other virgins came also,
saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
25:12 "But he
answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor
the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
will happen forever between the wise virgins and the foolish ones at
the time of Jesus' second coming.
The foolish virgins are
the description of the negligent Church of God. They do not watch so
the Lord does not know them and they also do not know Him.
Consequently, the door is shut for them, meaning being left at
the time of Jesus' second coming.
The wise virgins are the
description of the watchful Church of God so they know the Lord and
He knows them.
As a result, the door is open and they can enter
into the marriage supper of the Lamb to be with Him forever.
can we be known by God and know Him?
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we
keep His commandments.
can happen if we
keep His commandments, we obey the true teaching Word.
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the
kingdom of heaven, but
he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and
done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will
declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who
He wants to say frankly through the revelation of the Word that how
great our ministry is, it is not the prerequisite of entering
heavenly kingdom. The prerequisite to enter into heavenly kingdom is
the obedience to the true teaching Word.
aspects of our life must be in line with the OBEDIENCE!
great the ministry is, God will not know and he will not know Him if
there is not an obedience. Moreover, God will know him as an
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you
Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
obedient = crying "Abba, Father" without any fear.
cries "Abba, Father", being obedient to the point of death
on the cross.
Now, we must be obedient
until the flesh does not sound anymore.
those who receive Holy Spirit may cry "Abba, Father", to be
obedient. Carnal men will never be obedient.
Obedient people will
the anointing oil of Holy Spirit, the fullness and the overflowing of
Holy Spirit to become the oil for supply.
wise virgins are the watchful and obedient Church of God whom He
knows and who knows Him. They have the oil for supply so their lamps
practice of having the burning lamp is real through living
in the light of righteousness and holiness up to the light of the
that is to say the garment of Bride who is ready to welcome Jesus'
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
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."
foolish virgins are the negligent and disobedient Church of God whom
the Lord does not know and they do not know Him also. They do not
have the oil for supply so their lamps are quenched.
practice of having quenched lamp is real through living
in sins, keeping them.
We must confess our sins and leave them.
Keeping sins, one will
commit the peak of sin, i.e. the sins concerning eating-drinking and
in the darkness equals to being naked.
while being naked, God will not dwell and the congregation will run
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
God created Adam and Eve with the garment of glory or the
spiritual garment so they were not ashamed although being
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took
of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he
3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and
made themselves coverings.
3:23 therefore the LORD God sent him
out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
they were disobedient and naked and sent out of the Garden of Eden to
come into the world.
There will not be the atmosphere of Eden but
sorrow and suffering as long as the nakedness has not been covered
yet. Now, being the foolish virgin in the world, one will be sent out
to go to the hell or perished forever.
God is not willing that the Church whom He has redeemed must be naked
and go to the hell, so Jesus is willing to be naked on the cross to
give His Church spiritual garment.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His
garments and made four parts,
to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without
seam, woven from the top in one piece.
19:24 They said therefore
among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it,
whose it shall be," that the Scripture might be fulfilled which
says: "They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing
they cast lots." Therefore the soldiers did these things.
are three kinds of garment He gives as follows:
garment of salvation or righteousness.
garment was divided into four parts, referring to the four corners
of the earth. Meaning all people in the world have same chance to
get the garment of salvation so the nakedness is covered.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
process of receiving the garment of salvation is below:
in Jesus, having faith in Him.
= stopping sinning to return to God.
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy,
and all evil speaking,
sign of repenting is laying aside five main sins as follows:
root of evil is the love of money making Christians stingy and
Greediness is seizing the rights of other people, in
form of debts, et cetera, and the rights of God, in from of tithes
and special offerings.
renewed by water and spirit, being baptized of water and of Holy
as newborn babes, desire
the pure milk of the word,
that you may grow
s result, we get a new life as spiritual baby who lives in
righteousness. The baby is naked but not ashamed.
in righteousness, we need not be ashamed.
baby is righteous, not only in saying and doing but also in
feelings that only desiring the pure spiritual milk of the Word.
The pure Word means the righteous teaching Word whose verse
explains another verse and is not mixed with other doctrines.
spiritual Word means being anointed by Holy Spirit.
short, the righteous feelings means being
shepherded to the one true teaching Word in anointing of Holy
shepherded to the true and spiritual teaching Word, we will be
firm in the salvation,
we do not fall into sin and false teachings.
As a result, there is bread which is broken, meaning the
preservation from God physically and spiritually that we have
satisfaction and quietness.
garment of ministry.
And He Himself gave some to be (1) apostles, (2) some prophets, (3)
some evangelists, and (4) some pastors and (5) teachers,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ,
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
And God has appointed these in the church: (1) first apostles, (2)
second prophets, (3) third teachers, after that (4) miracles, then
(5) gifts of healings, (6) helps, (7) administrations, (8) varieties
12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all
teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
12:30 Do all have gifts
of healings? Do all speak with tongues? (9) Do all interpret?
Therefore I remind you to
stir up the gift of God
which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Ephesians there are five main ministries. There are nine main
ministries in 1 Corinthians and there are many gifts in 2 Timothy
through the laying on of the hands of pastor.
ministries are given by Jesus Himself.
ministering in the forming of Christ's body, one will be employed
in forming the body of Babel.
We must watch
in the ministry as well as being
faithful and fervent in spirit and obedient to the Word.
and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They
stumble, being disobedient to the word,
to which they also were appointed.
disobedient to the Word, one will stumble in committing service and
ministry because the Word is the command in committing service and
ministry to the Lord.
The result of being faithful and
fervent in spirit in committing service and ministry is being
living stone/beautiful stone, meaning God beautifies our lives.
garment of Bride or the garment of glory.
He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called
The Word of God.
19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh
a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are
4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who
do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine on them.
Bride Tidings is the light of the glory of Christ, i.e. the
Word preaching about Jesus' second coming as Heavenly Bridegroom
to sanctify and to perfect us.
Bride Tidings means we get the garment of glory and it is only
because of the grace of God.
Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all
that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and
touched His garment.
5:28 For she said, "If only I may
touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
Church of God is naked as the woman who had a flow of blood for
The spiritual meaning is being in uncleanness and
rottenness. Whatever rottenness we have now, do not cover it with
fig leaves but let us receive the garment of Bride.
of blood for twelve years means there is a division, tears, fear and
anxiety, weakness and unsolvable problems.
Maybe many ways we
have tried but only
one thing God waits from us, i.e. we touch His garment, meaning
receiving Bride Tidings.
under means humbling
ourselves to believe and hold fast to the true teaching Word, to
obey it whatever risk may come.
condition equals to lifting up our hands to God and He will stretch
His hands to us as follows:
miracle that we can be sanctified and renewed.
But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to
her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
renewal of life is to have fear and trembling to the Lord through
and ministering God in sincerity and in truth to give our greatest
honor to God.
" Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve
Him in sincerity and in truth,
and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side
of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!
evil or sins.
The fear of the LORD is to
Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I
sin begins with confessing sins and not repeating them after being
miracle that the impossible things may become possible.
continues until Jesus comes a second time and we are changed to be
as glorious as Jesus is and welcome Him on glorious clouds. The door
is open for us.