Bible Study Service in Malang, November 23, 2017 (Thursday Evening)
Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship in Batam.
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The theme is
to Me, and I will return to you."
"Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Return
to Me," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will return to you,"
says the LORD of hosts.
theme refers to the calling of God to all of us.
must there be the calling of God?
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in
the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the
presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are
3:10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the
garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
the beginning, God created men according to the image of the Trinity
of God and placed them in garden Eden. They lived joyfully together
with God without any tears.
Unfortunately, Adam and Eve sinned,
so they were cast to the world. All men have sinned in the world and
they lose the image of the Trinity of God. They are naked and
separated from God. Such condition is signified by the fear and
anxiety or there is no peace.
The sinful men have no power to
return to God; even they hide themselves from Him until they are
separated more from Him. Therefore, God has an initiative to call
the sinful to return to Him so that they are not separated from Him.
And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten
from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"
3:12 Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be
with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
3:14 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.
3:17 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
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."
Adam and Eve and all sinful men in the world rejected the calling of
God because of keeping the self-truth, namely covering the sins by
blaming others, God, even Satan. Men become hard-hearted like Satan.
They do not want to repent; even they cannot repent.
consequences are as follows.
in the atmosphere of curses or thorns, tears, sorrows, and
dust you shall return
" means keeping on being flesh and blood men who are sinful and
unwilling to, unable to, and never repent until being the food of
does not want that the men He has created especially His servants
only become the food of the serpent and perish forever. Therefore, He
keeps on calling them until today so that they can return to paradise
and the eternal heavenly kingdom.
the LORD of host'
is said three times in Zechariah 1:3. It refers to the
calling of the Trinity of God,
namely the Father or the Lord, the Son of God or Jesus, and Holy
Spirit God or Christ to the sinful to return them to the image of the
Trinity of God.
facts found in the calling of the Trinity of God are as follows.
of Father God or the Lord.
Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My
ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return
to you," Says the LORD of hosts. "But you said, 'In what
way shall we return?'
3:8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you
have robbed Me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed You?'
In tithes and offerings.
3:9 You are cursed with a curse, For
you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
is intended for the men who were cursed, disobedient, and in
sorrows, difficulties, and weaknesses.
Formerly, in the Old
Testament, Adam and Eve were cursed because of eating the forbidden
fruit. The fathers of the house of Israel ate the possession of God,
namely the tithes and offerings. Now, in the New Testament, the
servants of God also eat or steal the possession of God, namely the
tithes and offerings.
Eve ate the forbidden fruit because of hearing the voice of the
The servants of God steal the tithes and offerings
because of hearing the voice of the serpent, namely false teachings,
gossips, and the voice of the flesh. Consequently, they give so many
reasons to justify themselves and do not realize that they have been
stingy and greedy. The strange voice causes the hardness in heart,
namely the heart which is full of the lusts of money. Stinginess
means that one cannot give for the work of God and others who are in
need. Greediness means stealing the possession of God and others by
doing corruption or not paying the debt.
lives in the atmosphere of curse as if he eats the thorns or lives
in the valley of difficulties physically and spiritually up to the
Therefore, we must receive the calling
of Father God through the preaching of the Word which is sharper
than any two-edged sword. As a result, our hard heart is sanctified
from evil lust or the one of money to be holy. We can return the
tithes and offerings. We can give for the work of God and others who
are in need. Moreover, we can feel more blessed to give than to
receive; even we can give our whole life for God.
Bring all the
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.
I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not
destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear
fruit for you in the field," Says the LORD of hosts;
"And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a
delightful land," Says the LORD of hosts.
can undergo the cycle of the heavenly kingdom, namely we return the
tithes --> there is food or the Word in the house of the Lord -->
we eat the Word by hearing and doing or obeying it --> the Lord
opens the windows of heaven --> there are blessings, protection,
and joy --> we can return the tithes.
We never lack of
anything in the cycle of the heavenly kingdom. We live in abundance.
It means that we always give thanks to God. The thing we need is
always provided in time.
calling of the Son of God or Jesus.
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest.
11:29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from
Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for
11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is
is intended for those who are weary and heavy-laden because of these
solution is receiving the calling of the Son of God or learning to
Jesus on the cross, namely being little. It means being gentle
and lowly in heart.
up to the peak. It is the heaviest burden that burdens men in the
great and righteous, one does not want to confess the sin, but
blames others. He also does not want to confess the greatness of
All of us are used by God according to the talent He
has given. We may not be able to do what others can do.
and problems; even the impossible ones.
Jesus is lowly in heart by confessing our sins. We must also
have the humbleness by confessing our sins to God and others. It is
also the ability to confess the goodness of others.
gentleness is the ability to forgive and forget the sin of others.
It is also the ability to receive the weakness of others.
we are lowly in heart and gentle by confessing and forgiving sin one
another, the blood of Jesus will wash and removes our sins, so we
can live in righteousness. We live in peace, serenity, and relief,
without any fear. All things become easy and light. If the sea is
calm, we will have the beautiful successful future life. We are used
by God in the ministry of reconciliation and the one for edifying
the body of Christ.
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through
Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
our heart is not peaceful, God cannot use us.
calling of Holy Spirit God or Christ.
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who
hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever
desires, let him take the water of life freely.
is intended for the thirsty life in the wilderness of the world or
ones who are neither satisfied nor happy.
The leech has two daughters--Give and Give! There are three
things that are never satisfied, Four never say, "Enough!":
30:16 The grave,
The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water--And
the fire never says, "Enough!"
One of the things that are never satisfied is the grave. A
mad man of Gadareness refers to men or fathers and pastors who are
often dissatisfied as follows.
his life is like a sow, namely he lives in uncleanness and enters
the edification of the body of Babylon.
was in the mountains and in the tombs. It means that he is not
shepherded or has no true vine. He
joins the fellowship or the service to God only to look for
physical things, not the true teaching Word or Jesus Himself.
refers to grumbling, lying, gossiping, slandering, and blaspheming
or blaming the true teachings and justifying even supporting the
himself with stones
refers to doing bitterly towards the wife. If a servant of God does
bitterly towards the wife, how will be the destiny of the
congregation? If a husband does bitterly towards the wife, how will
be the destiny of the children?
The children who are
not satisfied will be like the younger son who left the field of the
father and went to the one of swine.
The young men who are not
satisfied or unfaithful in serving and ministering to God will be in
the field of swine for sure, namely being evil and unclean.
thing which was remembered by the younger son is the food in the
house of the father. It refers to the teaching Word.
woman of Samaria did the divorce-remarrying until five times like
the dog and swine. The Gentiles are only like the dog and swine
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give
Me a drink."
4:9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him,
"How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a
Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift
of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you
would have asked Him, and He would have given you living
mothers have no dealings with others means that there are
bitterness, pain, envy, and hatred in the heart. It will be terrible
if a wife hates her husband. The bitterness of heart often comes out
through murmuring like disgusting vomit. Consequently, the husband
and children do not like staying in the house.
is giving drink to Jesus so that he gives us the living water to
Where can we give Jesus drink? We can give Him drink
on the cross, namely the sour wine mingled with gall. It means that
we honestly confess our sins and condition to the Lord. As a result,
He will give us the living water or Holy Spirit. The
life renewal happens, so we can be strong and of good courage as
Spirit rules over us, so we are satisfied. We only give thanks to
God. We testify, not gossiping, to win many people.
being disappointed or hopeless and not leaving God, regardless of
anything we must face.
on holding fast the true teaching Word and living in righteousness.
faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God.
on worshiping God and hoping only in Him.
Spirit is also able to perform miracles physically.
So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to
Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says
the LORD of hosts.
Spirit works to make impossible things possible. The last miracle
happens when Jesus comes a second time, namely we are changed to be
as perfect and glorious as Jesus is. We return to the image of the
Trinity of God. We are lifted up to the glorious clouds to return to
paradise up to the eternal New Jerusalem forever.