Bible Study Service in Malang, May 22, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
Matthew 27 refers to seven
sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of Covenant.
it means suffering Jesus has experienced until He must die on the
cross to save, sanctify, and bless even perfect us, His
There are seven passages in Matthew 27 that
refer to seven sprinklings of blood.
We learn the first sprinkling
of blood, namely Jesus
handed over to Pontius Pilate and Judas' death [Matthew
When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people
plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
27:2 And when they
had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate
27:3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had
been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and elders,
27:4 saying, "I
have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What
is that to us? You see to it!"
27:5 Then he threw down the
pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged
suffered because of the betrayal of Judas Iscariot, His own disciple.
He was sold and handed over to chief priests and the elders of Jews,
and then to Pontius Pilate in order to be killed.
Judas was remorseful and he hanged himself, meaning the regret was
late and meaningless.
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"),
Jesus has been willing to die in curse on the cross in order to set
us free from sin and the curse of sin or death but Judas kept hanging
himself, meaning he despised the sacrifice of Christ and kept living
in sins and the curses until perished forever.
are three things that cause the curse as follows.
Transgression to God's
To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and
your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire
shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of
your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you,
saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for
your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
3:18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And
you shall eat the herb of the field.
3:19 In the sweat of your
face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of
it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."
and Eve ate the fruit God had forbidden them to eat because of these
Eve opened her ears to
the voice of serpent or strange voice that was not in line with
God's Word she had heard. It means not holding fast to the true
Comparing to the voice of Jesus, Judas also
chose to hear the voice of chief priests.
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not
receive him into your house nor greet him;
1:11 for he who
greets him shares in his evil deeds.
forbids us more clearly in order to prevent the tragedy in Eden in
the last days through His Word to John the apostle, namely 'do
not receive him into your house nor greet him.'
Meaning we should not give little opportunity to hear strange voice
such as false teaching, gossip, et cetera.
Adam heard the voice of
Eve, his wife, which was wrong.
Meaning the failure of Adam in
his household because it was not husband became the head but the
wife. Consequently, the head of the marriage was not Jesus but
If a husband becomes the head of the marriage, he will
decide all things according to the Word and Jesus becomes the Head
of the marriage. On the contrary, if the wife becomes the head, the
serpent will become the head of the marriage.
Adam and Eve lived in the curses of sin.
Eve, the representative
of women, experienced pain in conceiving and giving birth. It
refers to pain inside the body or bitterness and sadness in heart,
Adam, the representative of men, experienced labor in
seeking money for daily life in the ambience of thorns.
continues until the dust returns to dust, the food of serpent.
ambience in curse is as being hanged between heaven and earth,
there is no beauty in life. We must be alert. Judas is an apostle
as well as a treasurer but he hanged himself because of rejecting
the true teaching.
So the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done
this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every
beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat
dust All the days of your life.
will return to dust and become the food of serpent, meaning there
is no life renewal but carnal man who will be tormented by
antichrist for three years and half.
Experiencing the torment of
antichrist, one will be tormented and beheaded if he keeps on
believing and worshiping Jesus. Afterwards, he will arise when
Jesus comes a second time. Nevertheless, only few can endure like
Not enduring but worshiping antichrist, he will perish
together with antichrist forever.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart
from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of
4:2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own
conscience seared with a hot iron,
4:3 forbidding to marry, and
commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received
with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if
it is received with thanksgiving;
4:5 for it is sanctified by
the word of God and prayer.
teachings infiltrate through these two things in the last days.
The false teaching brings
the sons or servants of God to enter the sins of Babylon, sins
concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage,
through food and marriage.
teaching forbids one to eat food which is allowed by God.
Spiritually it means rejecting or forbidding the true
Physically, it means returning to the Law.
So He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also?
Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot
7:19 "because it does not enter his heart but
his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?"
can eat all food after Jesus died to fulfill the Law as long as we
give thanks and get sanctification through God's Word and prayer.
for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
are sanctified from the curse of sin and thorns.
The purpose of
eating physically is to be full and healthy. One will not get
satisfaction even fall in sin if the purpose of eating physically
is to satisfy the lust of flesh.
teaching forbids human to get married in righteous manner according
to the rule.
There are three requirements of having
righteous marriage according to the rule as follows.
The purpose of getting
married is to become one flesh to reach bigger oneness in the one
perfect body of Christ, so we can welcome the second coming of
Jesus and enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God or spiritual
Having permission of the
parents with their physical consideration.
Having permission of the
pastor with his spiritual consideration, so the marriage can be
blessed and affirmed by God.
The requirement is holiness and
oneness in faith, teaching, and baptism.
Having permission of
government and being recorded according to the rule in government
We enter the world through the door of physical
marriage and we will go out of it through the door of spiritual
One will never be satisfied even he will fall into
sins concerning marrying-being given in marriage if the purpose of
getting married is only to satisfy the flesh.
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite.
23:3 Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.
have to put the knife to our neck in order not to enter the sins of
Babylon. The knife refers to the true teaching. Rejecting the knife
of the true teaching Word, the cord will hang on the neck as Judas
who hanged himself.
knife to the neck means we want to get the sanctification done by
the true teaching Word from the lust of flesh, so we can worship
get the real satisfaction from God and we will never seek
satisfaction from sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being
given in marriage, we do not fall into such sins.
Stealing the possession
of God, namely tithes and offering because the heart is bound with
the lust of money.
"Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, 'In
what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.
You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole
3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That
there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says
the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of
heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be
room enough to receive it.
house Israel stole the tithes and offerings, so they were considered
as the Gentiles.
The tithe relates to the food in the house of
God, namely shepherding Word.
The house of Israel became as the
Gentiles because of being without the shepherding Word or teaching
Word. It means they became accursed dogs, not the people of god
The Gentiles without the tithe or the teaching Word
equal to accursed dogs also.
Licking the crumbs, referring to
shepherding Word, the Gentiles experience the exalting of God from
dogs to sheep of God.
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
tithe is our confession that we have been blessed by God. The base
is truth. The formula is 10 - 1 = 9. The figure nine refers to the
grace of God. Returning the tithes, we live by the grace of God
which never stops.
The direction is toward the building of
spiritual house of God or the perfect body of Christ.
offering is our thanksgiving because we have been blessed by God.
The base is the willingness of heart. The direction is toward the
building of tabernacle or the perfect body of Christ.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
25:2 "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.
we can enter the building of perfect body of Christ through giving
tithes and offerings. In such condition, Jesus becomes the Head who
is responsible for us, His body.
Stealing the tithe and offering,
the head is serpent and one will perish.
Having many leaves
without any fruit.
Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.
21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and
found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit
grow on you ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered
fig tree that has many leaves should have the beginning fruit.
leaves refer to the activity of the plant. Having many leaves but
there is no fruit means one serves God actively but God is not
Why does it have any fruit? Because it is by the road,
referring to not being shepherded. Its condition is as a branch that
does not attain to the true Vine and it will be burnt to perish
The facts found in not being shepherded are as
Not being shepherded, a
servant of God will give Jesus fig leaves. On the contrary, by being
shepherded we can produce fruits
that satisfy God, namely fruit of obedience and faithfulness until
that we die or Jesus comes a second time.
Wandering, not being firm
It can happen through wandering in doing service
and ministry or being in shepherding but the heart and ears
The proof is hearing strange voice which is not in line
with the shepherding Word.
Consequently, one meets lion
that swallows, referring to false teachings and sins that make one
fall and perish.
Not persevering in the
sheepfold; not persevering in doing three main services in
If we persevere in shepherding, our life
becomes as a tree planted by river. We have coolness, safety and
peace in the sheepfold. The Holy Place of Tabernacle is covered by
four layers of coverings, so there is coolness inside it although
it is in the midst of the desert.
Not being obedient to the
shepherding Word. It equals to being unholy and useless.
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent
Me, and to finish His work.
and faithfulness equal to the ministry of Bride.
and faithful, we are stretching our two hands to God and He will
stretch His hand to us. It means we live in the mighty hand of God,
Great Shepherd. Here are the results.
The hand of God is able
to give us guarantee of life assurance now in the middle of many
difficulties in the world, for our beautiful future life up to the
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
10:28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never
perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
The hand of God is able
to give us guarantee of victory over enemy and problems, even the
The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the
righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD
The hand of God leads us
to the last shepherding in New Jerusalem.
"for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd
them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes."
hand of God wipes away our tears and we get heavenly joy.
have life renewal, from glory to glory, until we enter New
Jerusalem where there is no tears.
The life renewal to go to New
Jerusalem begins from there is no doubt but we can believe and
entrust our life fully to God and He will lead us to New Jerusalem.