Bible Study Service in Malang, November 14, 2013 (Thursday Evening)
Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship in Ambon
and grace in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The theme is
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more
must Jesus come to give life in abundance?
Because Satan has
destroyed the earth physically and confined human in sins
spiritually, so there is no physical and spiritual life, but
destruction and perdition.
Therefore, Jesus must come to the world
to give us life in abundance.
How can Jesus give us the life
are three times of Jesus' appearance to give us the life in
abundance that are written in the gospel according to John chapter 10
Jesus as the
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and
will go in and out and find pasture.
as the Good Shepherd.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for
as the Son of God.
The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we do not stone
You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself
10:36 "do you say of Him whom the Father
sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,'
because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?
we still discuss Jesus as the Son of God.
The Son of God is a human that is God.
He who does not love does not know God, for God
4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God
has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live
is love, so the Son of God is the love. Jesus
as the Son of God brings the love of God to the world to give the
life in abundance.
life in abundance means as follows.
Life that is
preserved by God to give thanks to Him always.
in the spiritual revival to become fervent in spirit and prioritize
spiritual things more than the physical ones.
we can receive the life in abundance through the love of God.
is bringing the love of God but the reality of the last days is
without the love of God. It is dangerous.
"And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow
servants and sons of God become rebellious and perish in the crisis
there are three kinds of spiritual crisis or winter as follows.
The winter or
crisis of faith or the Word of God.
winter or crisis of hope or Holy Spirit.
winter or crisis of love. It is the greatest one.
the crisis of the Word happens first, and then the crisis of Holy
Spirit and love of God happen. The three kinds of crisis cannot be
separated from one another because in the beginning is the Word of
God. Holy Spirit without the Word is not the true Holy Spirit but
emotion of flesh only.
1. The crisis of faith or the Word of God.
So the king sent Jehudi to bring the scroll, and he took it from
Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the hearing of
the king and in the hearing of all the princes who stood beside the
36:22 Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the
ninth month, with a fire burning on the hearth before him.
And it happened, when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the
king cut it with the scribe's knife and cast it into the fire that
was on the hearth,
until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the
Jehoiakim heard the Word of God, and then he cuts and burns the Word.
It means not appreciating the Word of God, so there is spiritual
winter. It is the winter of faith.
practice of not appreciating the Word is as follows.
Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go
around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very
discouraged on the way.
21:5 And the people spoke against God
and against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to
die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our
soul loathes this worthless bread."
21:6 So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and
they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.
Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of
78:24 Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given
them of the bread of heaven.
78:25 Men ate angels'
He sent them food to the full.
is the abundant angel's bread.
The bread refers to the Word of
God. The angel refers to the shepherd. Thus,
the angels' food or bread refers to shepherding Word.
shepherding Word is the food God trusts to a pastor to preach to the
congregation faithfully, continually, and repetitively to become
nutrition to make the spirituality of the congregation grow up to
the spiritual maturity until they are as perfect as Jesus is. If the
sheep can eat the food, not only the spirituality will grow, but
also the physical life.
Be alert! There are many people
loathing the shepherding Word now.
The shepherding Word is the
purest Word the congregation does not doubt because of knowing who
the preacher is.
There are many pastors who loathe the
shepherding and do not want to feed the congregation.
there are many sheep that loathe the Word and do not want to consume
the pastor and the congregation loathe the shepherding, there will
be opened opportunity for the fiery serpent to bite them.
poison of the serpent points to the sins up to the peak and false
The poison of serpent penetrates to the heart to make
spiritual dryness and perdition.
The symptom of spiritual dryness
is dry saying such as gossip, lie, slander, provocation, et
The spiritual death will bring the second death up to
in hearing the true teaching Word explained by a verse that explains
other verses in bible or the hard teaching Word.
Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This
is a hard saying; who can understand it?"
6:61 When Jesus
knew in Himself that His
disciples complained about this,
He said to them, "Does this offend you?
then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?
6:66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked
with Him no more.
means rejecting the true teaching Word because of the hardness of
heart or the kept sins.
teaching Word will become harder if the heart is hard, so one cannot
stand hearing it until someday he goes back and walks with Jesus no
more. He follows his own flesh lust to look for the Word that does
not touch on his sins. Continuing in it, he will follow the false
teachers to perish. On the contrary, Jesus will sanctify his sins if
he wants to follow Him.
If we want to receive the true teaching
Word and get the sanctification or we do not enter the crisis of
faith, the Word will not be harder anymore, but the advice, so that
we do not sin anymore as well as the solution. As a result, there is
miracle for sure.
crisis of hope or Holy Spirit
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one
accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from
heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house
where they were sitting.
2:3 Then there appeared to them divided
as of fire,
and one sat upon each of them.
Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was
28:2 And the natives showed us unusual kindness;
for they kindled a
and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and
because of the cold.
28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of
sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the
heat, and fastened on his hand.
there is winter, there will be viper. It means that there is serpent
biting to make spiritual death when there is crisis of faith.
Acts is started with the pouring of the fire of Holy Spirit and ends
with the winter, namely the crisis of hope or Holy Spirit. Therefore,
we must be careful.
serpent bit the hand of Paul when there was the crisis of Holy
Spirit. The purpose was as follows.
To make Paul not
able to write the epistles and minister to God.
The salutation with
my own hand--Paul's.
See with what large letters I
have written to you with my own hand!
means to make us not able to receive the Word of God, but to die
Moreover, it wants to make us not able to serve God as the servants
of righteousness, but the servant of Satan or the instruments of
wickedness that sin up to the peak.
The sword of the Word of
God will become dull and pierce a wrong target if there is no Holy
We need not only the Word but also Holy Spirit tonight.
make Paul not able to lift up the hands to worship God.
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting
up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting;
means to make us not able to worship God and be forced to worship
the antichrist someday.
But when Paul had
gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came
out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
28:4 So when
the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one
another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has
escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live."
shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
did not experience the winter although it was winter. It means that
Paul did not experience the crisis of Holy Spirit because he
increased in the anointing of Holy Spirit, namely from the tongues of
fire to the burning fire or from the fullness of Holy Spirit to the
overflowing in Holy Spirit. It means the full hope in God, so he
could shake off the serpent into the fire and the poison could not
We need the anointing, infilling, and overflowing
of Holy Spirit tonight to face the winter of hope and the bite of
function of Holy Spirit is as follows.
makes us dwell together in unity.
Song of Ascents. Of David.>>
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to
dwell together in unity!
133:2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down
on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his
133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon
the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the
means that we have one heart or teaching and voice or true worship
to reach the oneness of the perfect body of Christ.
we get these results.
things become good and beautiful in His time.
It starts from
marriage that we must keep the one heart and voice. Afterwards, we
only need to wait for the time of God to make all things beautiful
commands the blessings forever.
Spirit makes us faithful.
We are never in the winter, but we keep fervent in spirit.
not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
Spirit renews us from the flesh men to spiritual ones as Jesus
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to
His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and
renewing of the Holy Spirit,
is the greatest miracle Satan cannot imitate. We can change. The
important thing is whether we want it or not.
filled up with Holy Spirit, Peter had denied Jesus. After being
filled up with Holy Spirit, he could say righteously and bear
witness. Do not lie again, but say righteously and worship God.
often use our emotion as Peter cutting the ears of other person. We
will be changed to become patient if we have Holy Spirit.
Spirit is able to change us from uncleanness to holiness like Mary,
and from unbelief to belief in God like Thomas.
spiritual miracle happens, the physical ones will also happen. Holy
Spirit is able to help us to make the mountains plain and the
impossible things possible.
It continues until Jesus comes a
second time and we can welcome Him to be with Him forever.