Bible Study Service in Malang, October 18, 2018 (Thursday Evening)
From Delayed Broadcast of Fellowship Service in Jayapura I
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
22:20. He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
"Surely I am coming quickly." = Jesus is ready to come a second time in the glory as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom on the glorious clouds.
"Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" = the perfect church of God or the heavenly bride is ready to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
As a result, Jesus as the Heavenly Bridegroom meets us as His bride to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God, a Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace [Revelation 20], and the New Jerusalem or kingdom of Heaven forever [Revelation 21-22].
19:9. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
Revelation 22:20 is between verse 18-19 and 21.
22:18. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
22:19. and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
22:21. The graceof our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
The preparation of the church of God to greet Jesus when He comes a second time is linked with hearing the word of God and having the grace.
There are two kinds of the preaching of the Word in the bible that is exemplified by God and taught by Paul the apostle as follows:
The perfect church of God must receive the good news and Bride Tidings to be able to greet Jesus when He comes a second time.
- The gospel of salvation/the gospel word/the good news/milk.
1:13. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
25:25. As cold water to a weary soul, So is good newsfrom a far country.
The gospel word is the one that preaches Jesus' first coming in the world as the only sinless man who must die on the cross to save the sinners.
The process of receiving salvation is as follows:
- Believing Jesus as the only Savior.
- Repenting or stopping sinning and returning to God. We repent especially from lie and hatred.
- Water baptism.
6:2. Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
6:4. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
2:12. buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
One who has died to sin or repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to receive new life.
- Holy Spirit baptism that makes us live in righteousness.
3:16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
- The gospel of the glory of Christ, teaching word, Bride Tidings, or solid food.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
4:3. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4:4. whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
25:6. "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
The Bride Tidings is the word that preaches Jesus' second coming in the glory as the King of kings and heavenly Bridegroom to purify the saved and blessed people. It is the same as growing our spirituality to maturity up to being perfect or spotless like Jesus. We are worthy to greet Jesus on the glorious clouds.
The meanings of the prophetic word are as follows:
- The Word whose secret is revealed through one verse that explains the other verses in the Holy Bible.
- The word that reveals all upcoming things at the last days, especially about Jesus' second coming and God's punishment.
- The word that reveals the hidden sins in the congregation, so we are purified up to perfection.
22:18. For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone addsto these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
22:19. and if anyone takes awayfrom the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Our attitude to the Bride Tidings or prophetic word must be as follows:
In the Old Testament, Sarah heard the word that she would be pregnant and have a child next year. She believed it, so Isaac was born.
- Do not add and take away the prophetic word. All of us must return to the bible.
- Hearing and reading the Bride Tidings until we understand, believe in, and practice it.
In the New Testament, Mary the chaste virgin believed in the word, so the door of salvation was opened and Jesus was born.
Now, if the church of God obeys the prophetic word, the door of the marriage supper of the Lamb of God, Paradise, and heaven will be opened.
The negative attitude is adding and taking away the word or the Bride Tidings.
It happens from era to era as follows:
- The era of God the Father, which is counted from Adam to Abraham (about two thousand years), is represented by Eve.
3:20. And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
Eve is the mother of all living. She refers to the shepherd.
The shepherd is a spiritual mother who gives the milk or the gospel word.
The shepherd is also the spiritual father who brings the sword of the teaching word to reprove and advise us.
1 Thessalonians 2:7,11
2:7. But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
2:11. as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,
3:1. Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
3:2. And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
2:16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
Eve takes away the word 'freely'. It means that her ear is not good, but deaf spiritually.
Taking away the word 'freely' means that the shepherd preaches the word without the anointing of Holy Spirit, so he is bound by time, its content, et cetera. Consequently, the congregation keeps on being bound to sins and is never set free from sin.
3:3. "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' "
2:17. "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
Adding the word 'touch' means that the preaching of the word is added with joke, knowledge, et cetera, so it has no spiritual value or the power of God. The shepherd just touches the emotion of the congregation, so their hearts are never touched by God. Consequently, they never experience satisfaction.
Adding the word 'touch' is the same as being dumb. It means that the word has no spiritual meaning.
Adding and taking away the word is the same as being spiritually deaf and dumb. It attacks the church of God at the last days.
The consequence is becoming naked and ashamed, especially in the marriage and children.
- The era of the Son of God, which is counted from Abraham to the first Jesus' coming (about two thousand years), is represented by a young man.
9:25. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
9:21. So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
Adding and taking away the word causes spiritual epilepsy. It means as follows:
- Falling into sins up to the peak, namely the sins of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage (sexual deviation, mixed-marriage, and marrying after divorce).
- The impossibility.
- The era of God the Holy Spirit, which is counted from the first Jesus' coming up to the second Jesus' coming (about two thousand years), is represented by the church of God.
2 Corinthians 11:2-4
11:2. 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 Christ.
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 Christ.
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 upwith it!
The engagement is one last step to the marriage supper of the Lamb. We must be watchful, so we are not deceived from the simplicity that is in God.
The word 'well put up' means as follows:
It means that the church of God appears like the trinity of Satan who will be destroyed forever.
- One does not have the ability to refuse the false teaching, so he becomes the same as the false prophet.
- Accepting a different spirit, so one becomes the same as the antichrist.
- Accepting another Jesus or Jesus without the cross, so one becomes the same as Satan.
20:10. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Jesus does not will that the men who are created as glorious as the Trinity of God become the same as the trinity of Satan.
How does God help?
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the Trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch us. That is why we must be shepherded.
- 'Bring him to Me'.
9:19. He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."
In the Tabernacle, it refers to the Golden Candlestick or perseverance in doing the General Service. We have fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His anointing and gifts.
9:25. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebukedthe unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
In the Tabernacle, it refers to Table of Showbread or perseverance in doing the Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
- Crying out.
9:24. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
In the Tabernacle, it refers to Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in doing the Prayer Service. We have fellowship with Father God in His love.
10:11. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
In the sheepfold, the Good Shepherd gives His life for all of us. Jesus gives His life on the cross to destroy the trinity of Satan.
52:13. Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
52:14. Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
Jesus is willingly marred on the cross to make our life good.
7:37. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
If our ear and mouth are good or not deaf and dumb or we do not add and take away the word, God will make all things good.
17:21. "However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."
God helps us not only through the shepherding but also fasting prayer.
Fasting prayer is the tearing of flesh, so we experience the renewal of life from fleshly men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
9:23. Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
9:24. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"
The renewal of life starts from being honest. Say yes if yes and no if no, whatever risk may come.
When we become honest and obedient, the miracle will happen.
God blesses us.