Bible Study Service in Malang, October 24, 2013 (Thursday Evening)
and grace in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
outline of the Revelation which consists of twenty two chapters is
with two big parts as follows.
1-12 refers to the appearance of Jesus as the Heavenly Bridegroom
and of the congregation as the Heavenly Bride.
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."
Heavenly Bridegroom and Bride will meet on the glorious clouds to
enter the marriage supper of the Lamb or the perfect spiritual
marriage. Afterwards, they will enter the kingdom of peace a
thousand years or the Future Paradise, up to New Jerusalem forever.
13-22 refers to the appearance of false Christ or the antichrist or
the beast, and the false church.
false Christ and church will enter the false marriage and the
marriage of blasphemy to get perdition in hell forever.
the two big parts of the Revelation, we can conclude that we have to
keep the righteousness, holiness, and unity of our marriage, from the
beginning, during the marriage, up to the end that we can reach the
perfection in the marriage supper of the Lamb.
1-12 can be divided as follows.
Jesus appears as the Heavenly Bridegroom in glory.
Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned
I saw seven golden lampstands,
1:13 and in the midst of the
seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment
down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
1:14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow,
and His eyes like a flame of fire;
1:15 His feet were like fine
brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of
1:16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of
His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was
like the sun shining in its strength.
love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave
Himself for her,
5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of
water by the word,
5:27 that He might present her to Himself a
glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but
that she should be holy and without blemish.
5:28 So husbands
ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his
wife loves himself.
5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh,
but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
5:30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His
appears as the Heavenly Bridegroom who has given His soul to
nourish, cherish, feed, protect us carefully, preserve with the warm
love, plead, help, solve all problems, and sanctify the congregation
until there is no flaw anymore.
2-12 refers to the appearance of the Church of God as the Bride as
2-3 refers to the seven sprinklings of blood in front of the Ark of
It means the last sanctification time for the
Church of the Gentiles through the Word and the sprinklings of
blood until there is perfection or without blemish.
4-5 points to the ark of the Ark of the Covenant.
6 refers to the rod of Aaron that buds, produces blossoms and
Revelation 6 is signified with the revival of the white
horse or the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain. It is the
last opportunity for the house of Israel to be sanctified and
perfected until they are without blemish as Jesus is.
7 points to the golden pot that had the manna or permanent faith.
8-9 refers to the two tablets of stone or the perfect love.
10 shows the mercy seat.
11 points to the two cherubim upon the mercy seat.
12 refers to the shekinah glory or the light of glory.
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one
But in the
middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of
abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the
consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."
12 is the middle of the time of the one week, referring to seven
years, revealed by Daniel.
are two great appearances in the middle of the seven years as
The Church of God
is shown as the Heavenly Bride clothed with the sun. She stands upon
the moon and has a garland of twelve stars. It means that she has
the light of the world without any darkness at all.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a
woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her
head a garland of twelve stars.
great, fiery red dragon standing before the Bride of God.
And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a
great, fiery red dragon
having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
12:4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them
to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to
give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the
dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
12:8 but they did
not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
12:13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the
earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.
fiery red dragon is defeated by Michael and the angels, and cast to
the earth to become the antichrist.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to
make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments
of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
antichrist appears with the wings of abomination to pursue the
Church of God and the descendants.
target of the antichrist is the sons and servants of God who have
the testimony of Jesus, referring to the Golden Candlestick and the
commandments of God, referring to the Table of Showbread, but
without the Golden Altar of Incense. It means they do not want to
worship God or the worship does not reach the measure, namely the
flesh does not sound.
Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in
the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even
until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the
are two things that will happen in the world when it has been ruled
over by the antichrist for three years and six months as follows.
The sacrifice is
means there is no food of the Word of God or the true teaching Word
anymore in the world because it has become the two wings of a great
eagle that are brought by the Church of God to the wilderness.
consequence is spiritual famine in the world. There is no
satisfaction, so human pursues the pseudo-satisfaction in the world
until he falls in the sins up to the peak, namely the sins
concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. He
falls and there is no power to rise because there is no food
anymore. Finally, he perishes in sin. Whatever our condition in the
physical and spiritual fall is now, we can be helped and risen by
God when we are still able to hear the true teaching Word.
offering is stopped.
means that the redemption done by the blood of Christ or the moon
has not worked because it has been the footing of the Heavenly Bride
to be brought to the wilderness.
a son or servant of God is left in the days of the antichrist
reigning over the world, he will face the persecution and beheading
done by the antichrist as follows.
people will be resurrected in the glory together with Jesus when He
comes a second time.
bear the condemnation of sins with his own blood.
Now, the blood
of Jesus bears the condemnation of our sins as long as we confess
fulfill the measure of worship, namely until our flesh does not
sound anymore or the Veil is torn.
few can endure the persecution done by the antichrist. Only few can
keep on worshiping Jesus because many people will deny Jesus and
worship the antichrist.
The people who worship the antichrist will not get the persecution
but they will perish together with him.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,
with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve
12:14 But the woman was given two
wings of a great eagle,
that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is
nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of
face the antichrist with the wings of abomination, the perfect Church
is given the two wings of a great eagle to be evacuated to the
wilderness, far away from the presence of the serpent. The Church is
protected and preserved directly by God with the teaching Word and
Holy Communion for three years and six months. The Bible Study
Service we do now is a training to be evacuated to the wilderness.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.
two wings of a great eagle can be derived from the service and
ministry to God with contentment.
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent
Me, and to finish His work.
service will satisfy God with the obedience and faithfulness until
the end. As a result, we get the great gain, namely the two wings of
a great eagle.
process of the growth of the two wings of a great eagle is as
To get the
sanctification done by the true teaching and the anointing of Holy
(Urim and Thummim) that is increasing, so there is no more unclean
and evil lusts in heart, deed, and saying until one does not stumble
in word but becomes perfect as Jesus is. The practice is as
can say 'It
is more blessed to give than to receive.'
"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
"I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that
you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord
Jesus, that He said, 'It
is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
continues until we can submit our whole life to God.
can prioritize the service and ministry to God more than anything
in the world.
For a day in
Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a
doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of
As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out
its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,
So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.
the test, we must only hope in Jesus with the grace and kindness of
God, not in others.
As a result, our life will be easy and light.
carcass or the Holy Communion.
"For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered
makes us strong and of good courage as follows.
to doubt facing false teachings, but to keep on holding fast to the
to doubt facing temptation and problems, but to keep on believing
and hoping in God.
being tempted by the sins, but keeping on living in righteousness.
keep on worshiping God whatever thing may happen.
"And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of
life among you, but only of the ship.
27:23 "For there
stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom
27:24 "saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you
must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all
those who sail with you.'
27:25 "Therefore take heart,
men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.
27:34 "Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this
is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of
any of you."
27:35 And when he had said these things,
he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all;
and when he had broken it he began to eat.
27:36 Then they were all encouraged, and also took food
must face the wave and storm of the sea, but he can be strong and of
good courage only to hope in God's grace because of consuming the
Holy Communion. As a result, we will not lose one hair of our head.
It means that we are preserved, protected, and helped by God when we
are strong and of good courage although we are powerless as a hair
only. We will be perfected also to become the Bride of God who is
ready to welcome Jesus' second coming.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O
Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
"If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver
us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your
hand, O king.
3:18 "But if not, let it be known to you, O
king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold
image which you have set up."
3:24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar
was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his
counselors, "Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of
the fire?" They answered and said to the king, "True, O
3:25 "Look!" he answered, "I see
four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not
hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
example in the Old Testament, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego must
face burning fiery furnace that is heated seven times more than the
usual. It refers to the impossible temptation. They keep strong and
of good courage to worship God. As a result, God stretches His hands
to protect and preserve them.
and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is
revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire
we will be exalted in glory when Jesus comes a second time.