Bible Study Service in Malang, March 14, 2013 (Thursday Evening)

Peace and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28 refers to shekinah glory or the light of glory.
Matthew 28:16-20 is about the commandment to preach the gospel or spread the light or the shekinah glory. We are employed by God in the great revival according to the great commandment of the Lord as follows.

  1. The revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain.
    Matthew 28:18-19
    28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
    baptizingthem in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

    It is the revival in the Gospel of Salvation to bring the sinful people to be saved through the water baptism.

  2. The revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
    Matthew 28:20
    28:20 "teachingthem to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

    It is the revival in the teaching Word to bring the saved people to enter into the building of the perfect body of Christ.
It is only priests and kings that are employed in the great revival.
A priest must have true consecration because there will be a separation between the true consecration and the false one. For example, the ministry of Cain is rejected by God but Abel’s is received. Do not carelessly minister to God. There will be separation on the last days between two people in the field. One will be lifted up and another will be left.

The true consecration cannot be separated from the garment of the priests or the ministry garment.
Human who has no garment is naked. It happens because of keeping the sins. In such condition, he cannot minister to God but himself, even Satan. Consequently, he will be destroyed.

It is written in Exodus about the seven parts of the garment of High Priest as follows.
  1. The garment in the sign of death.

    • Ephod.
    • Sash.
    • Breastplate.

  2. The garment in the sign of resurrection.

    • Robe.

  3. The garment in the sign of glory.

    • Skillfully woven tunic.
    • Turban.
    • Plate.
We will learn about the skillfully woven tunic.
Exodus 28:39
28:39 " You shall skillfully weave the tunic of fine linen thread, you shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make the sash of woven work.

The skillfully woven tunic is the white garment that has many holes.
The white garment refers to the garment of holiness and glory.

Mark 9:2-3
9:2 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
9:3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

The shining white clothes are spotless. It means that God, Himself who makes it. None in the world may make such a garment.
It is the garment of holiness and glory or the garment of the Bride to welcome Jesus’ second coming on glorious clouds to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.

The process of having on the white garment from God is as follows.
  1. Through the work of launderer’s soap to cleanse the spots in the ministry garment.
    Malachi 3:1-3
    3:1. "Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts.
    3:2 "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like
    launderer’s soap.
    3:3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.

    The launderer’s soap refers to the teaching Word which is repeated or the shepherding Word we get especially in Bible Study Service.
    The repeated teaching Word cleanses the spots in the ministry, especially the evil and uncleanness spot.

    Matthew 25:26
    25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.

    The facts found in the evil spot are as follows.

    1. The love or the binding of money, so one is empty of the love of God.
      1 Timothy 6:10
      6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

      The manifestation is as follows.

      • Hunting money, namely seeking money in illegal ways or until leaving the service and ministry, even ministering to God only to seek physical things.
      • Being stingy, namely one cannot give to others.
      • Being greedy, meaning seizing the possession of other people and God, namely the tithes and offering.

    2. The envy.
      Matthew 20:15
      20:15 ‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’
      The envy means not appreciating the blessings and employment or mercy of God.
      It causes the hatred without any reason, murdering, and dissension or division in the body of Christ. For example, Cain envies Abel and the brothers of Joseph envy Joseph.
      The ministry in the vineyard, referring to Bride Tidings, on the last days becomes the nest of the envy.

    3. The tongue which is encouraged by the fire of the lust of flesh is a world of iniquity.
      James 3:5-6
      3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
      3:6 And
      the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

      The manifestation is in lie, murmuring, provocation, and gossip none may account for. It is same as the tongue of antichrist.
      Revelation 13:5-6
      13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty–two months.
      13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.

    The evil spot is accompanied by the uncleanness spot or adultery with all its kinds through the mind, sight, deeds, et cetera.

    The spot of laziness is unfaithfulnessuntil one leaves the service and ministry to God.
    Proverbs 18:9
    18:9. He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.

    Such person is destroying the body of Christ, not building it.

    Matthew 25:30

    25:30 ‘And cast the unprofitable servantinto the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

    The evil and lazy servant is unprofitable. It is more profitable to have a faithful full time servant of God than an unfaithful pastor.
    The consequence of being unfaithful is being cast into the outer darkness which is full of weeping. Meaning one is in curse, sorrows or tears, gloomy future life, until he perishes forever in hell.

    Matthew 25:21

    25:21 "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

    If we want to be sanctified by the launderer’s soap, we will become faithful good and servant of God. Being good means there is no evil or unfaithfulness.
    As a result, we are trusted and employed in the great revival, namely the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ. We experience the joy of heaven from now until we have the eternal one. We can endure to welcome Jesus’ second coming.

  2. Through refiner’s fire.
    Malachi 3:2-3
    3:2 "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderer’s soap.
    3:3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.

    It is the fiery trial or the sprinkling of blood.

    1 Peter 4:12-14

    4:12. Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trialwhich is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
    4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
    4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

    It means the suffering in the flesh because of Jesus to result in glory or life renewal as the pure gold and silver. The more we suffer because of Jesus, the greater glory we receive.

    The gold refers to the characteristic of Jesus, namely the fear of the Lord or hating sins or fearing of doing sins, so we can be obedient to God.

    Proverbs 10:20

    10:20. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little.

    The silver is the righteous and honest tongue. We say ‘yes’ if ‘yes’ and ‘no’ if ‘no’.
Job 1:1-3
1:1. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.
1:2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
1:3 Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.

Job is blameless and upright, meaning he is faithful and good, and he fears God or has obedience. God blesses him until he becomes the greatest of all the people of the east.
A priest who has the sign of sanctification by the launderer’s soap and the refiner’s fire until he becomes upright or faithful and good as well as not evil or unclean will be blessed by God with physical and spiritual blessings.
The concern of the priest is only to keep the white garment. As a result, other matters will be God’s concern. He will provide all our needs.

Nevertheless, there are many times that we have self-truth when we are blessed and employed by God.
Job 32:1-2

32:1. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
32:2 Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God.

It refers to the last spot that makes the heart hard.
The sign of the self-truth is as follows.
God lets Job to get completely great test until he is delivered from his self-truth to get the white garment that is without spot.
Job 42:5-6
42:5 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.
42:6 Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes."

Job can be meek to confess that he is only clay, namely powerless and unworthy life.

If we have no spot anymore, the white garment will have many holes, meaning we have the anointing of Holy Spirit to see only to Jesus, High Priest, who sits at the right hand of Father God. We only hope in the mercy of God.
Jesus cares, understands, and struggles for us. We meet Him eye to eye, heart to heart, and hand to hand. The result is as follows.
  1. Jesus, High Priest, pays attention to our spirituality.
    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.

    He bears our sins, so we are forgiven and delivered from sin. We can have peace and relief, so all things become easy and light and we can be patient in suffering.

  2. Jesus, High Priest, pays attention to our physical life. He helps and solves all our problems, even the impossible one.
    He helps and heals our marriage and children right in His time.

  3. Jesus, High Priest, pays attention to every step in our life as well as our heart beat.
    Job 31:4
    31:4 Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?

    Job 23:10-11

    23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
    23:11 My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

    We can walk on the paths of faith and righteousness as if we are walking on the pure gold. God protects us from the death and we are blessed up to our descendants.

    Romans 10:15

    10:15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"

    We also walk on beautiful paths, namely we are employed by God in the ministry of the building of the body of Christ. The beautiful path means we have life renewal until the most beautiful one that we are renewed to become as glorious as Jesus is when He comes a second time. We are lifted up on glorious clouds to be with the Lord forever.
God blesses you.