Bible Study Service in Malang, July 26, 2012 (Thursday Evening)

The whole Matthew 27 refers to seven sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of the Covenant. Meaning the suffering Jesus experiences until He dies on the cross to save, sanctify, and perfect us.

There are seven passages in Matthew 27 that refer to the seven sprinklings of blood. We learn the fourth one now, namely Jesus is crucified and dead [Matthew 27:32-50].

Matthew 27:32
27:32 Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross.

Simon, a man of Cyrene is compelled to bear the cross of Jesus, meaning as follows.
  1. One who experiences the cross or death together with Jesus.
  2. The flesh must be compelled to experience the cross or death together with Jesus.
Why do we have to experience the cross or death together with Jesus?
To experience the glory together with Him because there is glory behind the cross, until we enter the eternal heavenly kingdom.

Acts 14:22

14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God."

The facts found in bearing the cross are as follows.
  1. The flesh must be compelled to suffer in order to repent and live in righteousness. It refers to the Court of Tabernacle.
    1 Peter 4:1-2
    4:1. Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
    4:2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

    The practice is as follows.

    • Stopping sinning.
      1 Corinthians 5:11
      5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is (1) sexually immoral, or (2) covetous, or (3) an idolater, or (4) a reviler, or (5) a drunkard, or (6) an extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.

      The six sins become our flesh and blood, meaning they make us unable to enter the building of Christ's body but Babylon's. Consequently, there is sorrow.
      If we repent from the six sins that have become our flesh and blood, we will experience joy and the ambience of feast.

    • Living in righteousness and obeying to the true teaching.
      John 21:3-4, 7

      21:3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.
      21:4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
      21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.

      Peter becomes the fisherman again although he has been the fisher of men. It means leaving the ministry as well as being unrighteous and disobedient. Consequently, he catches nothing and has failure, nakedness, and the ambience of curse.

    If we repent and live in righteousness and obedience, we will be saved and blessed by God up to our descendants.

    Psalm 37:25-26
    37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
    37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.

  2. The flesh must be compelled to suffer in our inward and outward man in order to minister to God as His priests and kings. It refers to the Holy Place of Tabernacle.
    2 Corinthians 6:4-5, 8-10
    6:4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
    6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings;
    6:8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;
    6:9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed;
    6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

    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.

    A priest must be in the Holy Place, meaning as follows.

    • Being in the sheepfold or shepherded to the true teaching Word.
    • Perseverance in doing three main services to God.

    The result is as follows.

    • The flesh is restricted or sanctified from all wills, lusts, ambition, emotion, et cetera, so we can live in holiness.
      If the flesh is not restricted, human will become wild donkey and unclean one.

    • We are always anointed by Holy Spirit, so we do not neglect the ministry but keep on being faithful and fervent in spirit doing our service and ministry until the end line, namely we die or Jesus comes a second time.

      Acts 20:24, 27
      20:24 "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
      20:27 "For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

    1 Peter 2:5
    2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

    If we minister to God in holiness, faithfulness, and fervency in spirit, the ministry will please God and we become the living stone. We become the servants of God who live by the mercy of God nothing may limit. The living stone refers to the servant of the living God.

    Daniel 6:20-23

    6:20 Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions.
    6:21 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Daniel,
    servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?"
    6:22 Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever!
    6:23 "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."

    If we are employed in the building of Christ's body, all things will become alive, neat, and beautiful.

    Ephesians 2:20-21

    2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
    2:21 in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

    Mark 15:21

    15:21 Then they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross.

    Romans 16:13

    16:13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

    The son of Simon, a Cyrenian, can have a part in his blessings because he wants to bear the cross. Meaning there are blessings up to the descendants.

  3. The flesh must be compelled to suffer without any sin. It is called the sprinkling of blood. It refers to the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle.
    2 Corinthians 4:16
    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,

    The manifestation is when we fast, pray all night, or get slander, et cetera.
    As a result, there is shekinah glory (the glory of God) so we have life and become strong and of good courage. Meaning as follows.

    • We do not become disappointed or hopeless facing all things but give thanks to God.
    • We do not doubt facing false teachings but keep on holding fast to the true teaching.
    • We do not sin whatever risk may come.
    • We believe, entrust ourselves to God, and patiently wait for the time of God. All things will be finished in His time.
      1 Chronicles 28:20

      28:20 And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

      Physically, all matters are solved by God, even the impossible one.
      Spiritually, we are sanctified and renewed until we become as glorious as the Lord is. We do not stumble in words [James 3:2].

      Revelation 19:6-7

      19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
      19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."

      The mouth only worships God, saying 'Alleluia' and we can enter the great worship when Jesus comes a second time.
God blesses you.