Bible Study Service in Malang, March 02, 2017 (Thursday Evening)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
The scroll in the right hand of God on the throne of the heavenly kingdom refers to the Bible we have in the world.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wisefor salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The Bible refers to the scripture which is given by inspiration of God. It contains the wisdom of heaven as follows.
The scroll is written inside and on the back. It means that the true teaching Word is able to sanctify our outward and inward man or our whole life.
- Leading us to believe or have faith in Jesus and get the salvation. It is said as the gospel Word, the Gospel of Salvation, or the Good News.
- Teaching, reproving, correcting, and instructing in righteousness up to the perfection. It is said as the teaching Word, the Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword [Hebrews 4:12-13], or the Bride Tidings.
3:5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication(1), uncleanness(2), passion(3), evil desire(4), and covetousness(5), which is idolatry(6).
3:6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
3:7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
We are sanctified from the six sins of our outward man or the sinful deeds.
3:8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger(1), wrath(2), malice(3), blasphemy(4), filthy language(5)out of your mouth.
3:9 Do not lie(6)to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
We are also sanctified from the six sins of our inward man or our heart and mind.
If one still lies, his outward and inward man or whole life is dominated by sin up to the peak. The consequences are as follows.
Therefore, we must receive the work of the teaching Word, so our inward and outward man can be sanctified until there is no lie and we do not sin anymore.
- Being separated from God.
59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
There is no relationship with God and one dies spiritually. He cannot serve, minister, and worship God. His prayer is not answered by God.
- Being separated forever from God.
22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
22:15 But outsideare dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
He cannot enter the New Jerusalem, but perishes forever in the hell.
1 John 3:6
3:6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
As a result, we abide in God and He in us.
1 John 3:24
3:24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
It is the same as being obedient to God.
7:24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
7:25 "and the raindescended, the floodscame, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
Afterwards, we are used in the ministry for the edifying of the perfect body of Christ to put Jesus as the Head. It starts from the ministry in the marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until the Israelites and Gentiles become one perfect body.
17:14 "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."
There are three kinds of hindrance in the edifying of the body of Christ [Matthew 7:25] as follows.
If one has the sin concerning the woman, riches, and throne, he will lie.
- The heavy rain. It refers to Satanin the air with the evil and unclean spirits which encourage the servants of God to fall in sin up to the peak, namely the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse, and the ones concerning marrying-being given in marriage such as adultery, wrong marriage, and divorce-remarrying. Woman symbolizes it.
- The flood. It refers to the antichristor the beast coming from the sea with the power of mammon or the bond of money which causes stinginess and greediness. Stinginess means that one cannot give to the Work of God and others who are in need. Greediness means that one robs the possession of God, namely the tithes and offerings, as well as the one of others. Riches symbolize it.
- The strong wind. It refers to the false prophetwith the false teachings or lying spirit. The false teaching turns the direction, not to the heavenly kingdom anymore, but to the kingdom of the world. One prioritizes the worldly matters more than the heavenly ones. Throne symbolizes it.
If we are sanctified by the sword of the Word until there is no lie, we will build the body of Christ upon the rock, namely Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:3-4
10:3 all ate the same spiritual food,
10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.
Only the rock, namely Christ, is able to overcome the sin concerning woman, riches, and throne as well as the lie.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11
3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
There are three meanings of Jesus as the rock as follows.
God blesses you.
- Jesus as the Redeemer or Savior. It refers to the Court of Tabernacle.
19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
The fact found in it is that we get the redemption of the blood of Jesus or deliverance from sin, so we get the truth and salvation.
2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredlythat God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"
2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptizedin the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 2:39 "For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
2:40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation."
The process is as follows.
Thus, we must be the righteous. We live in righteousness and hold fast to the true teaching.
- Holy Spirit helps us, so we can hear the Word seriously, understand, and believe it. The Word becomes faith in our heart and we know assuredly that Jesus is the only savior. It is the same as entering through the Gate of Tabernacle.
- Repenting or stopping sinning to return to God. We die to sin. It refers to the Altar of Burnt Offering.
- Being baptized of water. It refers to the Brazen Laver .One who has died to sin must be buried in water with Jesus and raised to get the new life, namely the heavenly one in the anointing of Holy Spirit. It refers to entering the Door of Tabernacle.
1 Timothy 4:1
4:1 Now the Spirit expresslysays that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
The sign is the righteous life. Moreover, we firmly hold fast to the true teaching Word and reject the other teachings.
5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
We can serve and minister to God as well as pray and stretch out our two hands to Him. As a result, He will stretch out the hand of great grace to preserve us in the midst of difficulties in the world and bless us up to our descendants. We can be blessings for others. The hand of God's great grace is also able to heal us.
- Jesus as the Shepherd. It refers to the Holy Place.
49:24 But his bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
The fact found in it is that we must be the sheep which is shepherded well and correctly.
10:3 "To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
10:4 "And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
10:5 "Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
The requirements are as follows.
- Hearing and obeying the voice of the Shepherd or the Shepherding Word, namely the true teaching Word. God trusts it to a pastor so that he can deliver it to the congregation continually and in order as the food to grow their spiritual maturity up to the perfection.
20:37 "I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;
The function of the voice of the Shepherd or the rod is to put the sheep into the shepherding pen or the Holy Place.
- Dwelling in the shepherding pen always.
10:1 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
We must pass through a narrow door to enter the shepherding pen. It refers to the tearing to the flesh. Nevertheless, we will find the abundance behind it.
We persevere in doing the three main services to God in the shepherding pen as follows.
Our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God in the shepherding pen, so Satan cannot touch us. We are counted by God. It means that we are specialized to be the apple of His eye. We are protected by Him.
- 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 Serviceto get the fellowship with Father God in the love.
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.
We cannot be deceived by the false teachings. We do not fall in sin up to the peak. We do not become dry spiritually, but keep faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God without stopping on the way.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Holy Spirit helps us, so we can worship God with a broken heart and the other tongues. It is the same as a lovely sound of the golden bells of the garments of the high priest.
As a result, God stretches out the hand of His great grace to make all things good, beautiful, and successful in time of need.
- Jesus as the king of all kings or the perfect Heavenly Bridegroom.
32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
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,
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
The fact in it is that we get the double sanctification through the water baptism and the rain water of the teaching Word.
32:1 "Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
32:2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.
The double sanctification sanctifies us from leprosy.
14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall washhis clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.
14:9 "But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows -- all his hair he shall shave off. He shall washhis clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.
14:10 " And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil.
14:11 "Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
The leprosy refers to the uncleanness sins, namely the ones concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage, as well as self-truth, namely the truth which is not in line with the Bible and covering sins by blaming others and pretending to do good things.
2 Kings 5:7-12
5:7 And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me."
5:8 So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel."
5:9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha's house.
5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean."
5:11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, "Indeed, I said to myself, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.'
5:12 "Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.
The leprosy also refers to anger, fury, murmuring, bad thought, disappointment, hopelessness, and lie.
We are sanctified from the leprosy until there is no lie and our mouth does not stumble in words. We only worship Jesus, the King and the Heavenly Bridegroom, by saying "Alleluia".
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."
God will stretch out His hands to restore us. He makes impossible things possible.
43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King."
It continues until we are changed to be perfect and worthy to welcome Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds and enter the throne of the heavenly kingdom forever.