Bible Study Service in Malang, October 24, 2017 (Tuesday Evening)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 6:9-11
6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.
6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
6:11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed..

The opening of the fifth seal is the same as the fifth judgment of Holy Spirit, namely the revenge of God to the people in the world who have killed His innocent servants. It is the revenge of God for the crying of the servants of God who have died because of Him.

They are the martyrs. Dying because of God has happened from age to age as follows.
  1. The age of Father God or the beginning one which is counted from Adam to Abraham. The representative is Abel who was killed by Cain.
    Genesis 4:3-5
    4:3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
    4:4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
    4:5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

    Cain killed Abel because his offering or service and ministry was rejected by God while the one of Abel was received. Why were the service and ministry of Cain rejected by God?

    • Because there was no sign of the firstborn, but partly. He did not prioritize God. It means unfaithfulness or laziness.
    • Because his deed was evil or without love.
      1 John 3:11-12
      3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
      3:12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were eviland his brother's righteous.

    Thus, Cain was a lazy and wicked servant who was unprofitable, so God did not receive his service and ministry.

    Matthew 25:26, 30
    25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
    25:30 'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

    Consequently, Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. It means that there is no heavenly satisfaction until one looks for the worldly one and falls in sin. The worldly satisfaction is also brought into the church.

    Genesis 4:8
    4:8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

    Luke 12:45-46
    12:45 "But if that servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,
    12:46 "the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

    The wicked and lazy servant of God will beat and kill others. It may happen through the saying, gossip, and slander now.
    One who is wicked must be unclean, namely doing the sins concerning eating-drinking such as smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse as well as the ones concerning marrying-being given in marriage such as fornication, sexual affairs, and wrong marriage.

    He lives in the darkness and dark future; even he is cast to the outer darkness.

    Genesis 4:4
    4:4 Abel also brought of the firstbornof his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,

    The service and ministry of Abel were received by God because there was the sign of the firstborn and the fat. The sign of the firstborn means that he was faithful and prioritized God. The fat refers to the best part.

    Matthew 25:21
    25:21 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

    Hebrews 11:4
    11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.

    Thus, Abel was the servant of God who was faithful, true, and good, so God received or honored his service and ministry; even He honored his death.

    As a result, one is used in the ministry for edifying the perfect body of Christ or the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain. God honors him and all things become successful and beautiful in time of need. He gets the heavenly joy until entering the marriage supper of the Lamb.

    We must also kill the flesh with all of its lusts now, so we can be faithful and true until Jesus comes a second time.

  2. The age of the Son of God or the middle one which is counted from Abraham to the first coming of Jesus.
    Matthew 23:35
    23:35 "that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

    The representative is Zechariah who was killed by King Joash.

    2 Chronicles 24:2, 8, 12
    24:2 Joash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.
    24:8 Then at the king's command they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of the LORD.
    24:12 The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also those who worked in iron and bronze to restore the house of the LORD.

    The king lived righteously and was used to build the temple when the priest Jehoiada was still alive.

    2 Chronicles 24:17-22
    24:17 Now after the death of Jehoiada the leaders of Judah came and bowed down to the king. And the king listened to them.
    24:18 Therefore they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served wooden images and idols; and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem because of their trespass.
    24:19 Yet He sent prophets to them, to bring them back to the LORD; and they testified against them, but they would not listen.
    24:20 Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood above the people, and said to them, "Thus says God: 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He also has forsaken you.'"
    24:21 So they conspired against him, and at the command of the king they stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the LORD.
    24:22 Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but killed his son; and as he died, he said, "The LORD look on it, and repay!"

    After the death of the priest, Joash became unrighteous. Moreover, he killed. It means that he only followed man, not the teachings.

    Why did King Joash kill? He killed because of hearing strange voice, namely the teachings which are different from the one we have received, gossip, and so on.
    Therefore, do not hear any strange voice, or else you will turn and reject the true teaching Word someday for sure.

    Matthew 15:19
    15:19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts(1), murders(2), adulteries(3), fornications(4), thefts(5), false witness(6), blasphemies(7).

    The heart of man contains the seven lusts of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness. Therefore, we need the true teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword and able to sanctify our heart and whole life.

    There are two kinds of attitude towards the true teaching Word as follows.

    • The true attitude, namely hearing and obeying it.
      1 Peter 1:22
      1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

      As a result, we get the sanctification in the heart from the seven lusts of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness. The saying and deeds are sanctified. We live in holiness and light.

      Ephesians 4:11-12
      4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
      4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

      As a result, we are equipped with the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit to be used in the ministry for edifying the body of Christ. It is the same as having the beautiful tunic or we have a beautiful life.

      We can love one another; even we can love our enemy.

    • The negative attitude, namely rejecting the Word of sanctification.
      John 6:59-61, 66
      6:59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
      6:60 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?
      6:66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.

      The heart is filled with the seven desires of evil, uncleanness, and bitterness. The heart and eyes are dark, so one does not follow Jesus anymore. He follows the Antichrist through killing, hating, and so on until being destroyed.

  3. The age of Holy Spirit God or the last one which is counted from the first coming of Jesus to the second one. The representative is the Church.
    Revelation 6:9
    6:9 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.

    Revelation 12:17
    12:17 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.

    The Church has the commandments of God or the Table of Showbread and the testimony of Jesus Christ or the Golden Candlestick, but without the Golden Altar of Incense. It means not worshiping God or the worship has not reached the measure yet, namely the Veil is torn or the flesh does not speak. Their flesh still speaks or they worship God because of being forced, worrying, and so on. Consequently, they will enter the time of the persecution done by the Antichrist for three and a half years. They are forced to worship the Antichrist. If they reject to worship the Antichrist, they will be persecuted with very great persecution until they are beheaded to die for God, but they will be resurrected in the body of glory to welcome Jesus when He comes a second time.

    John 4:24
    4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

    Therefore, let us worship God from now on in the true worship which is encouraged by the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit up to the peak, namely the flesh does not speak or the Veil is torn. The true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit will become the two wings of a great eagle or the great merciful hands of God. The functions are as follows.

    • To pass the storm in the sea of the world.
      Deuteronomy 32:10-12
      32:10 "He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
      32:11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,
      32:12 So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.

      God allows us to experience the storm or temptation to make our wings strong and big until we only believe and hope in Him, not in others. We become the apple of His eye.

      The hand of God is able to preserve us who are small and powerless in the midst of the difficulties of the world. The hand of God is able to protect us, so none can touch us; even a grain of sand cannot enter. The hand of God is able to solve all impossible problems.

    • To fly us to the wilderness, far away from the presence of the Antichrist.
      Revelation 12:14
      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 the serpent.

      It begins from being silent, doing introspection in our life, and worshiping God much more.

    • To lift us up to the glorious clouds when Jesus comes a second time.
      It is the same as changing us from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus is. It begins from being strong and of good courage. We are not disappointed or hopeless. We do not go back, but keep faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God. We keep on worshiping God. As a result, God will make all things good and beautiful in time of need.

      1 Chronicles 19:13
      19:13 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

      1 Thessalonians 3:13
      3:13 so that He may establish your hearts blamelessin holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

      It continues until we are perfected to welcome Jesus' second coming.
God blesses you.