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 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.
Why do we have to experience the cross or death together
- One who experiences the cross or
death together with Jesus.
- The flesh must be compelled 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
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
The facts found in bearing the cross
are as follows.
God blesses you.
- 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
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.
If we repent and live in righteousness and obedience, we will be
saved and blessed by God up to our descendants.
- Stopping sinning.
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.
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.
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.
37:25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I
have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging
37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his
descendants are blessed.
- 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
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,
stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness,
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
6:10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet
making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
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
A priest must be in the Holy Place, meaning as
The result is as follows.
- Being in the sheepfold or
shepherded to the true teaching Word.
- Perseverance in doing three main
services to God.
1 Peter 2:5
- 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.
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.
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.
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
If we are employed in the building of
Christ's body, all things will become alive, neat, and
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
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.
Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother
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.
- 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.
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
- 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
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].
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!
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself
The mouth only worships God, saying
'Alleluia' and we can enter the great worship when Jesus comes a