Bible Study Service in Malang, May 12, 2011 (Thursday Evening)
one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
26:15 and said, "What
are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they
counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
26:1-5 is about news of Passover.
26:6-13 is about the preparation.
26:14-16 is about the betrayal to the Passover
betrayed Jesus, the Passover Lamb.
did he betray Jesus?
It was because he
joined false fellowship, namely fellowship without the true teaching
Word. It is called a conspiracy.
fellowship without the true teaching Word will go toward the building
of Babel's body.
could enter into the false fellowship because he kept flesh lust,
namely wicked and unclean lust, and
self-interest in the mortar pot of his life.
Judas perished forever and all his entrails
gushed out. He became as total destroyed vessel.
5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a
pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame,
paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
fellowship without the true teaching Word equals to a fellowship of
paralytics in spiritual meaning. Such condition has happened all over
the world, in the five continents, as the description of five
porches. The fellowship seems good and in unity but it will be
scattered for sure when there is shaking.
are three main diseases, namely blindness (it has been discussed in
General Service, May 8, 2011),
lameness, and paralysis.
Ad. 2. LAMENESS
18:20 So Ahab sent for all the children of
Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel.
And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you
falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if
Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.
Lameness = faltering
between two opinions = doubt.
Doubtful heart will go toward wrong direction,
that is to say the worship to Baal.
king, lord, husband, bridegroom, in falseness, namely antichrist,
whose bride is Babel.
facts found in doubtful heart are as follows:
1 Kings 18:36-39
doubtful about teaching, meaning:
- Supposing that
all teachings are same.
- Neither being
willing nor able to discern the right teaching and the false one.
It equals to disability to discern God and Baal.
- Not rejecting
false teaching or other doctrines expressly.
has happened in the beginning of age and it will happen again in
these last days.
2 Corinthians 11:2-4
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed
you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to
11:3 But I
fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness,
so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in
11:4 For if he
who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if
you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a
different gospel which you have not accepted--you may
well put up with it!
term "you may well put up with it 'refers
to not rejecting false teaching expressly. In the beginning of age,
Eve had not rejected the serpent, referring to other doctrine,
expressly, so she was deceived. Unfortunately, her husband followed
or agreed her. In these last days or the time we are engaged with
the Lord, there are many servants of God or the sons of God who do
not expressly reject other doctrines because of using flesh
consideration much more.
the mind is deceived until false matter becomes right and vice
versa. It happens because of flesh considerations until such person
is deceived and perished.
- Being doubtful facing
temptations or problems.
is a big risk in choosing the right one but there is God who pleads
Being doubtful facing
temptations means hoping in others, not hoping in God.
- Doubting in
1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no
doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea
driven and tossed by the wind. |
For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the
1:8 he is a
double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
people are as the waves of the sea. The consequences are as follows:
- Being unstable
in life, there is no peace even there is distress.
- The prayer is
not answered by God, the problems are not settled even increase
18:30 Then Elijah said to all the people,
"Come near to me." So all the people came near to him.
And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken
Sinking equals to
the altar of the Lord that was broken down, meaning turning to the
worship to Baal (antichrist) or betraying Jesus as Judas Iscariot
We have to choose ONE true
teaching. Choosing two teachings, one will be a traitor.
Worshiping antichrist, his/her name will
not be written in the Book of Life. It means eternal perdition.
18:36 And it came to pass, at the
time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the
prophet came near and said, "LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am
Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word.
18:37 "Hear me, O
LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God,
and that You have turned their hearts back to You again."
Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and
the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that
was in the trench.
Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they
said, "The LORD, He is God! The LORD, He is God!"
Nowadays we are facing true teaching
and the false one, true worship and the false one. Do not be mistaken
in choosing them!
The solution is
In shorts, we return to the Word in the
anointing of Holy Spirit or return to
Holy Bible or the true teaching Word sharper than any two-edged
- Doing all
things according to the Word of God.
- The fire of Holy Spirit falls.
4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division
of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of
the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are
naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
The result of the work of the sword is
The holy heart as well as strong heart and
good courage will encourage us to
true worship, namely worship to
Jesus, King of kings, the Lord of lords, or Heavenly
- Sanctification to the heart.
7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of
men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,
covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy,
7:23 "All these
evil things come from within and defile a man."
heart must be sanctified from all evil thoughts and preconception.
It is better to ask personally when there is preconception.
The sanctification happens until we are
sanctified from foolishness. The foolishness means one cannot be
advised, and it means that s/he is near Babel.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see
Our eyes will see
only the Lord if our heart is
sanctified from all evil and unclean lusts. We do not doubt anymore
and there is no Babel.
The holy in
heart will also see themselves in their
weakness. In such condition, we are
encouraged to confess our sins. After being forgiven, do not repeat
the sins. Beware of self-truth! One who always supposes that s/he is
right is seeing Baal.
we are sanctified, the more we can worship God as well as the more
we can worship God and see our weakness. In such condition, we will
never be deceived.
strength to make us strong and of good courage.
strong and of good courage means as follows:
- We fully rely
on God facing all matters.
- We hold fast the true teaching Word and
we do not give other doctrines any chance to enter our life.
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!
"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."
19:16 And He has on His
robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF
19:1. After these
things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven,
saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and
honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
Again they said, "Alleluia! Her smoke
rises up forever and ever!"
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down
and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen!
worship with saying "Alleluia"
is the reflection of heavenly worship.
the contrary, the worship to Baal is not saying "Alleluia."
have to choose only one. Do not use flesh consideration but let us
return to holy bible.
And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and
like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists
playing their harps.
They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four
living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song
except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from
Worship to God equals to
worship saying "Alleluia" or new song. It is the result of death
and resurrection experience together with Jesus which is a private
experience none may imitate.
result of worshiping God saying "Alleluia"
is as follows:
God blesses you.
- Worshiping Jesus as
the Lord of lords and we experience the
power of God's mercy.
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.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth
produced its fruit.
The power of
God's mercy is able to make rain come down for 3.5 years, meaning
to preserve our life in the middle of dry world. The condition of
the world becomes more difficult day by day but the rain of God's
mercy cannot be hindered by anything.
- Worshiping Jesus as
King of kings and we experience the
power of creation.
43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator
of Israel, your King."
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through
the mighty waters,
creates a way in the sea, meaning He is able to
solve all problems and to remove all impossible matters.
not take your own way outside the Word because it is dead-end and
The King will also give
us beautiful future life.
- Worshiping Jesus as
Heavenly Bridegroom that we can experience the
power of sanctification and renewal.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ
also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by
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
We are sanctified and
renewed little by little until we become His spotless Bride someday.
We are ready to welcome Jesus' second coming on glorious clouds,
and then we enter into paradise and eternal New Jerusalem.
makes a way in heaven as the rain of His mercy, a way in the sea, a
way to New Jerusalem.