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Bible Study Service in Malang, March 10, 2011 (Thursday Evening)

Matthew 26:1-5
26:1. Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples,
26:2 "You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."
26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him.
26:5
But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people."

The whole Matthew 26 refers to golden pot that had manna, namely perfect life as glorious as Jesus is.
How great a human is in the world, s/he is only as fragile mortar pot that is easily destroyed forever. Therefore, the mortar pot has to be filled with the true teaching Word and Holy Communion (Passover) to be changed to become golden pot.

Matthew 26:1-5 refers to Passover news.

Our focus is verse 5 tonight.

Jesus was not killed in the Passover feast, meaning the power of the blood of Passover lamb is able to deliver us from death.

Exodus 12:21-23
12:21. Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
12:22 "And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
12:23 "For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.


In Old Testament, the blood of Passover lamb was stricken on the lintel and on the two doorposts (three places) of the doors of Israelites' houses, so they were delivered from death of first son.

In New Testament, Jesus' blood is stricken on our body, soul, and spirit (three places), so we are delivered from sins binding our body, soul, and spirit, or our whole life.
We are delivered from sins equals with we are delivered from death.

I Corinthians 5:7-8, 11
5:7. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is
sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.

The blood of Jesus (Passover Lamb of God) is able to set us free from six sins binding our body, soul, and spirit or six sins that have been our blood and flesh and cause perdition or death.
The figure "6" refers to the flesh.

The six sins can be divided into three groups as follows:
  • Sins conquering the body, namely drunkard and sexually immoral.
    Drunkard means sins concerning eating-drinking, smoking, being drunk, gambling, and consuming narcotics.
    Sexually immoral means sins concerning marrying-giving in marriage or sexual sins with all its kinds, and false marriage.

  • Sins conquering the soul or becoming characters such as covetous, reviler, extortioner.
    Covetous = disability to give.
    Reviler = saying right for the false and false for the right, et cetera.
    Extortioner = living in lies, and hatred or murdering.
    Be alert! The sin of lie and hatred binds people who have great position.

    Matthew 26:3-4

    26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
    26:4 and plotted to take Jesus by
    trickery and kill Him.

    Proverbs 26:24-26
    26:24. He who hates, disguises it with his lips, And lays up deceit within himself;
    26:25 When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart;
    26:26 Though his hatred is covered by deceit,
    His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly.

    Beginning in marriage, shepherding, et cetera, all evils will be revealed if there is hatred and lie, although the evils were covered with smiling or greeting.

    For example, Judas lived in lies and hatred, until his evils were revealed, his entrails were gushed out and he perished forever because there was no forgiveness anymore.
    Judas became as destroyed mortar vessel.

  • Sin binding the spirit is idolatry.
    Idol means all things hindering us to love God or to obey Him.

    It is better we do not study or work or get married than we perish if the study or work or marriage makes us not love God anymore.

    Let us be serious!

    If the spirit of human is bound by idol, it can neither return to God nor to heaven but be perished in hell.

    Human has spirit coming from God so the spirit always wants to return to Him through the Word, service and ministry, and worship to Him.
    Having good spirit or good conscience, a man must be joyful in hearing the Word, in committing service and ministry, and in worshiping God.

    Animal does not have spirit so it needs not hear the Word.
    In shorts, if a man does neither want nor like to hear the Word nor serve and minister faithfully nor want to worship God, s/he will become as animal or carnal man who is about blood and flesh only. They will be perished forever as total destroyed vessel.

    Do not support such person otherwise you will regret!
    Advise our neighbors!
Let the power of the blood of Passover lamb or Jesus' blood delivers us from the six sins binding our body, soul, and spirit.

If we are delivered from the six sins binding our body, soul, and spirit, we are also delivered from the death, and we can live in sincerity and truth to have heavenly joy or feast nothing may influence.

I Corinthians 5:7-8
5:7. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
5:8 Therefore
let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Not having sincerity and truth means being dead.
It is as Pharaoh and Egyptians that they died although they were great and rich because of being without sincerity and truth.
On the contrary, Israelites were slaves but having the blood of Passover lamb so they had feast and were delivered from death.

The blood of Passover lamb was stricken on the lintel and on the two doorposts of the house of Israelites, meaning being stricken on our body, soul, and spirit.

The door of the house also refers to the door of human's heart which is the source or the warehouse of sins, and full of wicked lusts and unclean lusts causing perdition forever as total destroyed mortar vessel.

The door of our heart must be stricken with the blood of Jesus so we can be sanctified from all wicked lusts and unclean lusts.

Mark 7:21-23
7:21"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."


How great a man is in the world, the heart is the source of wicked lust and unclean lust or the storage of sins, and it has to be stricken with Jesus' blood.

Only Jesus' blood is able to sanctify our heart from wicked lusts and unclean lusts!

The blood points to the sacrifice or love of God.
If our heart is sanctified by Jesus' blood from all wicked lusts and unclean lusts, it will be filled with God's LOVE, which is the perfect love.

I John 4:17-18
4:17. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.


The perfect love casts out fear.
The perfect love of God is as the shining sun which removes all darkness (the source of fear) as follows:
  • Doubt about Jesus, the true teaching Word.
  • Anxiety.
  • Fear.
The doubt, anxiety, and fear cause the death.

Luke 21:25-26
21:25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26 "
men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.

The fear will become a killer in the last days, so man dies bodily and spiritually that the spirituality becomes withered until s/he dies forever with the second death in hell.

Fear means being empty of God's love.

I John 4:17
4:17. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

If the love of God has shined or removed all doubt, anxiety, and fear, we will be able to trust and entrust ourselves fully to God.

There are three kinds of confidence or boldness as follows:
  1. I John 4:17
    4:17. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

    Boldness in the day of judgment.

    Revelation 20:11-15
    20:11. Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
    20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
    20:13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
    20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.


    There will be a white throne someday. It is a place to judge all people, including the sons of God, priests, et cetera, who have not finished the sins yet but kept them in their lifetime.

    The sin makes human fear because it gives judgment.
    One who keeps the sin, including supports other people who do the sin, must live in fear. Beginning in the world up to the white throne to be judged someday.

    For example, Adam and Eve in Garden Eden were joyful with the paradise but they became afraid and shameful because of sinning.
    One will live in fear if s/he sins, although being blessed or having paradise ambience.

    The sin which is kept makes our name not be written in the Book of Life.

    Do not support other people who sin! Let us advise each other!

    The perfect love covers sins, even all our sins, until we can be blameless. It is as the sun shining to remove all darkness.

    Let us finish our sins now in the last days drawing near Jesus' second coming.
    The process is as follows:
    • Confessing sins to God and men, so Jesus' blood or God's love forgives and covers our sins. Afterward, do not do the sins again!
    • Forgiving the sins of other people and forgetting them.

    If the sins are finished or reconciled, we will be joyful, quiet, and peaceful
    , although we live in the middle of curses in the world. It will be much more joy, quietness, and peace when we are being blessed.

    Quietness or peace is the proof of our name's being written in the Book of Life.

    Finishing the sins, there is no fear in facing all things, including the judgment day, because the name has been written in the Book of Life and s/he will enter the heavenly kingdom for sure.

  2. I John 3:21-22
    3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
    3:22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.


    Confidence toward God or toward the throne of His grace.

    Hebrews 4:14-16
    4:14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
    4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
    4:16 Let us therefore
    come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

    The result will be real as follows:

    • High Priest answers all our prayers and gives us our daily need up to our future life.
    • High Priest gives us extra strength and takes up or absorbs all our weaknesses so we are not disappointed or desperate in facing anything.
      We always keep giving thanks to Him.
    • High Priest will help us from all problems IN HIS TIME.
      It is a test of patience and perseverance when God has not helped us yet.
      He must help us IN HIS TIME and He never fools us.
    •   High Priest makes all things beautiful in His time.
  1. I John 2:28
    2:28. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

    Confidence before Him at His second coming (the throne of New Jerusalem).

    Zephaniah 3:17-18
    3:17 The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
    3:18 "I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly, Who are among you,
    To whom its reproach is a burden.

    The love of God changes our life from carnal man to perfect blameless spiritual man as Jesus is. We are changed from mortar pot to golden pot that had the manna or the bride of God.

    We are changed little by little from the sin of lie and hatred.
    Keeping lie and hatred, one cannot be renewed to reach perfection.

    On the contrary, throwing away the lie and hatred, including bitterness, envy, revenge, and slander, one must become perfect as Jesus is someday.

    Formerly, Israelites were in joy with the sign of blood so there was no death of the first son whereas Egyptians were in great cry.

    Someday, we will be together in joy to welcome Jesus' second coming.

    Revelation 19:6-7, 9
    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."
    19:9 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."


    Let us cry "Alleluia" or worship God much more so we do not make many mistakes in our saying.

    We are changed little by little until we are changed to be perfect as Jesus is at the time of His second coming. We can welcome His coming on glorious clouds and enter into the kingdom of peace a thousand years, as it is written in Revelation 20, and enter into New Jerusalem.

    Exodus 11:6
    11:6 'Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.

    Egypt without the blood was in great cry because of the death of the first son.

    Revelation 19:17-18, 21
    19:17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
    19:18 "that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great."
    19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.


    Keeping the sins, there is no Jesus' blood and one will be in great cry up to the hell forever.
God blesses you.