Bible Study Service in Malang, May 12, 2016 (Thursday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After these things I looked, and behold, a
door standing open in heaven.
And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with
me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must
take place after this."
the apostle saw a door standing open in heaven through a vision in
Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the
sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it
at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top
reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and
descending on it.
28:16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said,
"Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
28:17 And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this
place! This is none other than the
house of God,
and this is the
gate of heaven!"
Jacob also saw the gate of heaven through his dream.
gate of heaven is the same as the spiritual house or the body of
gate of heaven is the same as the building of Christ's body.
The gate of heaven is still open as long as there is the building of
must actively minister to God in the building of Christ's body to
enter the gate of heaven.
history of the building of the house of God or the body of Christ is
the house of God from a stone which had been poured with oil.
Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the
that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil
on top of it.
28:19 And he called the name of that place
Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.
means that the building of Christ's body is still a dream or
commanded Moses to build the sanctuary or tabernacle.
"And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
means that the building of Christ's body is clearer, but still a
shadow of the real one.
preached the building of Christ's body.
Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus
answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you
were under the fig tree, I saw you."
answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You
are the King of Israel!"
1:50 Jesus answered and said to
him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,'
do you believe? You will see greater things than these."
And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter
you shall see heaven open,
and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in
I will raise it up."
2:20 Then the Jews said, "It has
to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
2:21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
means that the building of Christ's body has been a reality.
Now, therefore, you are no
longer strangers and foreigners,
but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of
2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles
and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
2:21 in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows
into a holy temple in the Lord,
2:22 in whom you also are being
built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
fact found in the building of Christ's body is the fellowship or
not being strangers and foreigners anymore. It begins from the
marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, up to the one perfect body
of Israel and Gentiles or the bride of heaven.
requirements of being one or not being strangers are as follows.
one Head, namely Jesus or the true teaching Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among
us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of
the Father, full of grace and truth.
hearing the strange voice or false teachings, gossips, and so
will be isolated from the body of Christ if he hears the strange
leper had to be isolated from the tents of the house of Israel. The
leprosy refers to the self-truth.
process of the building of Christ's body is as follows.
of the foundation.
built on the
foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.
are two kinds of foundation as follows.
foundation of the building of Christ's body is living in
righteousness, sacrificing willingly, and holding fast to and
obeying the true teaching Word or we become the righteous.
Christ as the chief cornerstone or the sacrifice of Christ on the
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are
disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become
the chief cornerstone,"
Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in
three days I will raise it up."
2:20 Then the Jews said,
"It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will
You raise it up in three days?"
2:21 But He was speaking
of the temple of His body.
is a transition from the physical temple to the spiritual one or
the body of Christ through the sacrifice of Christ. The physical
temple is built for forty six years. It refers to the Law system
which is only for the house of Israel, not for the Gentiles. The
spiritual temple is based on the mercy system, so the Gentiles can
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought
near by the blood of Christ.
2:14 For He Himself is our peace,
who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of
2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity,
that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to
create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
2:16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body
through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
Gentiles and Israelites can be in one body through the sacrifice of
The facts found in having the foundation of the
sacrifice of Christ or the peace offering are as follows.
peace through confessing and forgiving sins one another. We can
live in righteousness.
willingly sacrifice. We must willingly sacrifice all things for
the building of Christ's body, except the true teaching Word.
So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the
son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of
Jacob and Esau.
example, Jacob had to leave the house of his parents to be able to
build the house of God. It means that we must love God more than
anything, namely husband, wife, children, and parents. We do not
want to be hindered. Nothing may hinder us and we do not hinder
"Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an
offering. From everyone who gives it willingly
with his heart
you shall take My offering.
must be the offering according to the encouragement of the Word to
build tabernacle in the days of Moses.
We must act fast as long
as there is the encouragement of the Word or the stirring up of God
in our heart. If we postpone or reject, someday there will be no
opportunity anymore to sacrifice.
So Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed
throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman do any
more work for the offering of the sanctuary." And the people
were restrained from bringing,
the last days, Nathanael must go out of being under the fig tree so
that he may see the open heaven.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I
saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater
things than these."
1:51 And He said to him, "Most
assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and
the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
must go out of being under the fig tree to see the open heaven. It
means that we must sacrifice our self-interest to enter the
building of Christ's body. We are able to be obedient.
The Bible or
the true teaching Word.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
prophets refer to the Old Testament and the apostles refer to the
The fact found in it is holding fast the true
teaching Word and obey it.
A man is not
established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous cannot be
righteous will endure or not be moved.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me, and
keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and
clothing to put on,
28:21 "so that I come back to my
father's house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God.
"And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's
house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to
a result, we are saved and blessed by God. There will be the tithes
as the confession that we have been blessed by God.
upon the foundation, namely the pillars and wall.
building of seven pillars as follows.
Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven
But the wisdom
that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing
to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and
or there is no leaven, namely the sins, gossip, or false
teachings, so we can be holy in our heart.
to yield or being obedient.
of mercy and good fruits.
partiality. We are only on the side of the Lord or the true
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12 for the
equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ,
a result, the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit are trusted to
us. We are used in the ministry for building the body of Christ.
The building of
I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man
devoid of understanding;
24:31 And there it was, all overgrown
with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall
was broken down.
building of the strong wall is the same as faithfulness and
in the service and ministry to God according to the priest's
office God has trusted until the end.
One who is not faithful
and obedient is the same as the fallen wall. He is in the
atmosphere of curse.
'For I,' says the LORD, 'will be a wall of fire all around
her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'"
we are faithful and obedient in the service and ministry, God will
protect us from the fiery dart of the evil, namely the temptations,
impossible problems that makes us disappointed or hopeless, sins up
to the peak, and false teachings that cause a doubt, as well as the
judgment of God. We feel secured and peaceful. All things become
easy and light.
And he raised up the court all around the tabernacle and the altar,
and hung up the screen of the court gate. So Moses finished the
40:34 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting,
and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
is the cloud of God's glory or shekinah glory. All sins are
forgiven. All problems are solved. The tears are wiped away and we
finishing, namely the building of the battlement of silver.
of Solomon 8:9
If she is a
wall, We will build upon her A battlement
And if she is a door, We will enclose her With boards of cedar.
silver refers to the
redemption which is done by the blood of Jesus.
knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like
silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from
1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of
a lamb without blemish and without spot.
are redeemed from the sin we inherit or the one of the tradition
which is not in line with the Word, as well as our own sin.
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the
wicked is worth little.
battlement of silver is the same as the honest or righteous tongue.
We must be honest about the teachings, marriage, money, and all
Be careful of the leak of the roof or the mouth in lie,
gossip, and so on.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the
prayer of the upright is His delight.
honest means that we become the house of prayer. Our prayer is
answered by God and the miracle happens. The spiritual miracle
refers to the life renewal.
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is
perverse in his ways despises Him.
physical miracle also happens and the impossible can be made
For we all
stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a
perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
continues until the second coming of Jesus that we are changed to be
perfect and ready to be lifted up on the glorious clouds.
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!
us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the
Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."