Bible Study Service in Malang, March 28, 2017 (Tuesday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the
scroll, or to look at it.
5:5 But one of the elders said to me,
"Do not weep. Behold, the
Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,
has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals."
the apostle wept much. It means fighting and longing for receiving
the revelation of God's Word.
We must also weep or fight to get
the revelation of God's Word or the true teaching Word because
where there is the revelation of God's Word there will be the
opening of the ways or doors in the world. All problems are solved by
God. The weeping to get the revelation of God's Word will also be
able to comfort or make us joyful although we are in the midst of
sufferings. Such weeping is able to save and perfect us as well as
open the door of heavenly kingdom so that we have the eternal life.
Who is able to open the scroll or the revelation of God's
- [Revelation 5:5]
Jesus as the Root of the tribe of Judah.
as the Lamb of God who has been slain.
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four
living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a
Lamb as though it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God sent out into all the earth.
5:9 And they sang a new song,
saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its
seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
there are two appearances of Jesus, who is able to open the
revelation of God's Word, so there are two
in the Bible as follows.
of the service to God or salvation.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was
manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up
is related to the appearance of Jesus as the Lamb of God who has
namely His coming to the world as a sinless person who must die on
the cross to save the sinners.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold!
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
the Baptist also saw Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin
of the world.
But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel."
Jesus comes to the world to save the house of Israel or the chosen
people of God only.
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness
in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles
has come in.
11:26 And so all
will be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer will come out
of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from
because a part of Israel has hardened the heart, the opportunity and
God's mercy are opened for the Gentiles, so they can be saved by
Jesus, the Lamb of God who has been slain.
Israel that will be saved refers to the whole world or the spiritual
Israel that consists of the native of Israel and the Gentiles.
The salvation is related to the service to God.
how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal
Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience
from dead works to
serve the living God?
the Gentiles could not have been saved. They could not have served
to God. Nevertheless, Jesus as the Lamb of God has been slain, so
the Gentiles can be saved. They can serve and minister to God.
Therefore, let us appreciate the salvation, the service, and
ministry to God which cost the blood of Jesus. Not willingly serving
and ministering to God is the same as trampling the blood of Jesus
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in my absence, work
out your own salvation
2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will
and to do for His good pleasure.
2:14 Do all things without
complaining and disputing,
2:15 that you may become blameless
and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a
crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in
2:16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may
rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored
The salvation is the same as the capital which is given by
Jesus through the cross. It will be used up if it is not worked.
Therefore, one who has been saved must work out the salvation up to
the perfection through the service and ministry to God. After being
saved, one will lose the salvation if he does not willingly serve
and minister to God.
We can work out our salvation through
serving and ministering to God, so we can be the shining stars.
process to become the shining stars is as follows.
a result, we can be the shining star which is held by the right hand
and ministering to God with fear and trembling or faithfully and
responsibly to God.
and ministering to God willingly.
We willingly sacrifice for God without any intention to get
advantage or physical things. For example, Abraham willingly
sacrificed his son, Isaac; Hannah willingly sacrificed Samuel, her
Nevertheless, God never deceives us. What we have
sacrificed for the service and ministry to Him will never vanish
and ministering to God without complaining and disputing.
We serve and minister to God with peaceful heart, without
bitterness, envy, revenge, and so on. We also always give thanks to
God in everything, so we can keep strong in following the Lord
until the end, namely we die or Jesus comes a second time.
fast the word of life or the true teaching Word which has been the
experience of our life.
We can obey the Word and not be driven to and fro by the other
teachings, gossips, and so on.
had in His right hand seven stars,
out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance
was like the sun shining in its strength.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of
joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Lord preserves our physical life in the midst of difficulties in the
world. He also preserves us spiritually in the midst of the darkness
in the world. We can feel the peace and joy of the heavenly kingdom.
All things become easy and light until we get the eternal life.
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be
joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
This is a
but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
is related to the appearance of Jesus as the Root of David from the
tribe of Judah.
"Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with
great power and glory.
13:27 "And then He will send His
angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the
farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When
its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves,
you know that summer is near.
mystery of marriage or bride is related to the
second coming of Jesus in the glory as the King of all kings or the
Heavenly Bridegroom as well as the fig tree that put forth leaves.
[Ephesians 5:31] The
mystery of the physical marriage,
namely a man leaves his father and mother to be joined to his wife.
[Ephesians 5:32] The
mystery of the spiritual marriage,
namely Jesus leaves Father God in the heavenly kingdom to go to the
world a second time in the glory as the King of all kings or the
Heavenly Bridegroom to be joined to the perfect Church or God's
Bride on the glorious clouds. It is called as the
marriage supper of the Lamb
or the spiritual marriage.
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."
requirement to enter the spiritual marriage is being gentle to put
forth leaves or experiencing the renewal of life or the spiritual
Thus, the mystery in marriage is being gentle. Do not keep the
hardness of heart. Men or branches become hardest in the time of
suffering as well as blessing. The hard men rely on the self-truth
which is not in line with the Word, namely covering the sin by
blaming others. They also rely on their own power, namely the
riches, intelligence, position, and so on, so they do not rely on or
prioritize God anymore. They prioritize their self-interest or
egoism and self-will of their flesh. Consequently, they become men
in blood and flesh who are arrogant, so they cannot inherit the
kingdom of heaven.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh
and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I tell
you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed--
15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
gives the example that He, who has the heavenly kingdom, willingly
humbles Himself to help us so that we can be gentle and humble like
a baby who is powerless, but only crying to God. We are embraced by
the hand of God's great grace. God pays attention to and care for
Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry
you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will
results are as follows.
Lord is responsible for our life and death. He preserves our life,
helps us, and solves all problems.
hand of God's grace bears all weariness and heavy burden, so our
life is easy, light, successful, and beautiful.
hand of God saves and perfects us. We are changed to be as perfect
as He is. We are ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious
clouds until we can sit with Him on the throne of the heavenly