Bible Study Service in Malang, May 03, 2012 (Thursday Evening)
is about Peter
Peter denied Jesus three times as follows.
3. Peter denied Jesus with swearing and cursing
Verse 69-70: Peter denied
Jesus of Galilee = denial to the calling and election of God.
Verse 71-72: Peter denied
Jesus of Nazareth = denial to the true teaching Word and the true
Verse 73-75: Peter denied
Jesus with swearing and cursing.
And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter,
"Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you."
26:74 Then he began to curse and swear, saying, "I do not
know the Man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.
Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before
the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So he went out
and wept bitterly.
one is in the ambience of curse.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a
curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs
on a tree"),
3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come
upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise
of the Spirit through faith.
has sacrificed until He died on the cross to deliver us from the
curse of sin, even He gives us the blessing of Abraham to our
descendants up to the blessing of eternal life forever in the land of
Be alert with our tongue or saying! It determines
whether we live in curse up to our descendants or in the blessings of
Abraham up to our descendants even with the eternal life.
denied Jesus even cursing, meaning he
or rejected the sacrifice of Christ.
And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter,
"Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you."
16:22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying,
"Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!"
16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me,
Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the
things of God, but the things of men."
servant of God who uses flesh mind or thinks only about physical
things will reject the cross or the sacrifice of Christ for sure.
Consequently, he becomes same as devil or Satan and perishes.
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your
father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does
not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he
speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and
the father of it.
devil is liar and murderer. We have learnt about the liar, and
tonight we will learn about the murderer.
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
equals to hating up to the hatred without a cause.
are three main places where the hatred hits as follows.
"If the world hates
you, you know that it hated
Me before it hated you.
15:19 "If you were of the world,
the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world,
but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates
15:23 "He who hates
My Father also.
15:24 "If I had not done among them the
works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they
have seen and also hated
both Me and My Father.
15:25 "But this happened that the
word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated
Me without a cause.'
hatred is written seven times. The seven increases of hatred will
peak on the hatred without a cause.
Golden Candlestick has seven
burning lamps. The seven lamps will be quenched if there are seven
increases of hatred. The candlestick is quenched, referring to the
perfect darkness in hell.
"But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the
Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will
testify of Me.
15:27 "And you also will bear witness,
because you have been with Me from the beginning.
the darkness or the hatred in the world, the Church of God must
become witness of God. In such condition, the candlestick has seven
We cannot face the darkness with money, diploma,
witness means we shine the light for the dark world or we bring
other people to enter the Gate of heaven.
only one relationship with the world outside the Tabernacle is
through the Gate. Likewise, all things must be arranged well in the
church with the permission of the pastor. One who enters without
passing the door is a thief or robber.
The relationship with
the world through the Gate is as follows.
The direction of the
testimony is from within the marriage to the shepherding,
inter-shepherding, up to everywhere the Lord sends us in the
building of Christ's perfect body.
To bring other people to
have faith in Jesus and be saved.
Do not follow other people who
go out of the Gate.
To bring ones who have
believed in Jesus and saved to enter the building of Christ's
body through the true teaching.
content of the testimony is as follows.
The world is full of
hatred without a cause. Do not follow it! We have to bear witness
through our saying and deeds.
To tell what God has done
in our life through the work of the true teaching Word and His
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home
to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done
for you, and how He has had compassion on you."
The deeds in
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk
as children of light
5:9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in
all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
If there is something
which is not good, not righteous, and not true, there will be
hatred. On the contrary, if we are good, righteous, and true, the
hatred is shined with light.
Goodness, meaning we do
not give any disadvantage to other people but we become blessings
for them. Moreover, we do not repay evil for evil but we repay
good for evil.
we do not have partiality but we are only on God's side or the
side of the true teaching Word although it seems to be not
Solomon commanded to bring a sword facing two mothers
fighting for a baby. It seemed to be not humane but it could
finish all problems before God.
Truth, meaning deeds
that are according to the true teaching Word.
Shepherding or the
field of God.
This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was
feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons
of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph
brought a bad report of them to his father.
37:3 Now Israel
loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of
his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.
when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his
brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.
37:5 Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and
they hated him even more.
the hatred is in the world. The sons of God will also have the
hatred if they are not alert, even it can happen suddenly.
reason of hatred is as follows.
If there is hatred in
shepherding, there will be beasts within it like the brothers of
Joseph, not sheep anymore. They said that the tunic of Joseph had
been torn by beast.
Joseph got the tunic of many colors, referring to the
ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit. It equals to the employment
of God. It can cause jealousy and hatred. The person who has the
hatred and envy feels that God does not employ him. The ministry of
preaching God's Word and mopping the floor are equal before God
because God employs them all.
Spiritual blessing is also
about the gift of vision in dream, referring to the revelation of
God's Word especially the Word that points to the sins and our
weakness. It also can cause hatred.
Physical blessing from God is only to be enjoyed. Do not be
proud of it.
Facing the beast in shepherding, the
solution is only one, namely the
tunic must be dipped in blood.
It equals to appreciating
the sacrifice of Christ or being willing to suffer together with the
long as we appreciate the sacrifice of Christ, we will never trade
or leave the tunic of many colors because of any reason or
To become the witness of God or the lamp, our flesh
is hurt like gold that is molded and flax that is burnt, but it is a
must for us.
process of the tunic's being dipped in blood is as follows.
The righteous, faithful,
and obedient will have the power of Jesus' name to defeat the
beasts or Satan the trinity.
The blood of redemption
--> Altar of Burnt Offering.
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,
tunic must be dipped in blood means our suffering in the flesh in
order to stop sinning, to live in
The congregation will bear every sin priests have done. It
means a debt which cannot be paid. Therefore, our tunic must be
dipped in blood.
The sprinkling of
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is
perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
is suffering in the flesh without any sin to result in glory,
referring to life renewal from mortar pot to golden one, or from
carnal man to glorious one as Jesus is. The life renewal begins
from being strong and of good courage as follows.
Not being hopeless, not
being disappointed, but we keep faithful
fervent in spirit doing our ministry.
true teaching Word whatever risk may come.
On the contrary, one who keeps
false matters, unfaithfulness, and disobedience will be preyed on by
the beasts. Moreover, he will hate, up to the hatred without a
If we keep righteous, faithful, and obedient, we will
keep being renewed up to the last sheepfold in New Jerusalem.
"Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his
child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to
be put to death.
13:13 "And you will be hated by all for My
name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be
"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will
24:13 "But he who endures to the end shall be
solution is by
keeping the grace.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not
love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and
all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove
mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
13:3 And though I
bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to
be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade
itself, is not puffed up;
13:5 does not behave rudely, does not
seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
13:6 does not
rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
13:7 bears all
things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
13:8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they
will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there
is knowledge, it will vanish away.
are nine works of love as follows.
If there is love, the
marriage will be warm, joyful, and eternal.
Love is foremost.
Love suffers long, being
patient in suffering and waiting for the time of God.
Love is kind, love
Points number 1 to 3 are the love of Father God.
Love rejoices in the
truth. There will be sorrow if there is false thing.
Love bears all things,
does not talk about the faults of other people and the goodness of
his own life.
Love believes all
number 4 to 6 are the love of the Son of God.
Love hopes all things.
Love endures all things.
Love never fails.
number 7 to 9 are the love of Holy Spirit God.
source and the function of the love are as follows.
God blesses you.
The crowing of rooster,
namely the preaching of shepherding
a pastor faithfully, repetitively, and continually.
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before
the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So he went
out and wept bitterly.
crowing of rooster made Peter realize, regret, and confess his sin.
At that time, the love of God forgave him. Peter was justified and
lived in righteousness. He was saved from death.
our sin now, do not become arrogant when the shepherding Word
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers
10:3 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to
famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
there had been no crowing of the rooster, Peter would have
perished. Likewise, we would have perished soon after we sinned if
there had been no shepherding Word.
God will never leave the
righteous in suffering. We will be preserved from our present life
to the future and eternal one if we are righteous.
pours the love of God that makes us neither disappointed nor
hopeless nor worried nor proud nor afraid, et cetera. As a result,
all things become easy and light.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been
poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
our heart is peaceful, there is power of God to crush Satan, the
source of failure. All things that have failed can be made
The sacrifice of
Christ or Holy Communion.
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of
sacrifice of Christ unites us and perfects us, from our marriage,
shepherding, up to the perfect body of Christ. We become the Bride
of God who is ready to welcome Jesus' second coming with saying