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Bible Study Service in Malang, October 29, 2015 (Thursday Evening)

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

Revelation 19:9
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."

The marriage supper of the Lamb is the meeting between Jesus as the Head or the Heavenly Bridegroom with the perfect congregation as the Heavenly bride on the glorious clouds.
The marriage supper of the Lamb is the spiritual marriage between Jesus and the congregation. The relationship in the marriage is in love. It refers to the two tablets of stone containing Ten Commandments in Tabernacle.
The two tablets of stone consist of these two parts.

  1.   The first tablet that contains four commandments, namely loving God more than anything.
  2. The second tablet that contains six commandments, namely loving other people as we love ourselves.

We learn about the second.
We must love other people as we love ourselves or love one another so that we can enter the marriage supper of the Lamb.

1 John 3:11-14

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 evil and his brother's righteous.
3:13 Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.


In the beginning is the Word / Logos [John 1:1]. Loving one another is the message from the Logos or the true teaching Word.

1 John 1:1-4

1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life--
1:2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us--
1:3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that
you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
1:4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.


The message from the teaching Word about loving one another is useful to make us enter the fellowship of the body of Christ and the one of the body and the Head. The fellowship of the body of Christ begins from the marriage or household, shepherding, and inter-shepherding.
The foundation of the true fellowship of the body of Christ is the true teaching Word. It is eternal, so the fellowship whose foundation is the true teaching Word is eternal.

There are two great revivals as follows.

  1. The revival that is encouraged by love or the true teaching Word.
    1 John 3:11
    3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,

    It results in the revival of the building of Christ's body that is not ruled over by the death.


  2. The revival that is encouraged by hatred or killing.
    1 John 3:12
    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 evil and his brother's righteous.

    It results in the revival of the flesh or the building of the body of Babylon that aims at the death or perdition.
    There are two kinds of hatred as follows.


    1. Hatred from outside or the world, namely the one without a cause.
      John 15:18, 25

      15:18 "If
      the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
      15:25 "But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, '
      They hated Me without a cause.'


    2. Hatred from inside.
      For example, Cain hated Abel because of the jealousy that the ministry of Abel was received by God while his was not yet and the brothers of Joseph were jealous to Joseph because of his gift of dreaming or the revelation of the true teaching Word. It continues up to the hatred without a cause.

      If the ministry has not been blessed by God or the spirituality is dry, we must correct ourselves through the sharpness of the sword of the Word. Finding the sins or weaknesses, let us confess to God and other people. After being forgiven, we must not repeat the sins. We must also join the fellowship with the servants of God who are used in the revelation of His Word.

Acts 4:32-37

4:32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
4:33 And with great power the apostles
gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
4:34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,
4:35 and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
4:36 And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of
Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus,
4:37 having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.


The conditions of the servants of God who are in the spiritual revival are as follows.

  1. [verse 32] Being of one heart and one soul or one mind. It refers to the Table of Showbread.
    We must be filled with the twelve loaves or the one true teaching Word so that we can be in one heart and one mind. As a result, we can have one voice of worship.

    Romans 15:5-6

    15:5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,
    15:6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


  2. [verse 33] Giving witness.
    We testify the Gospel Word or Good News that calls the sinners to believe in Jesus, be saved and blessed.
    We must also testify the true teaching Word or Bride Tidings that chooses the saved people that they can be sanctified and perfected.


  3. [verse 34] Being sanctified from the will of money, one's life does not depend on money, but on the grace of God.
    Relying on money is the same as stinginess or one cannot give and greediness or one robs the possession of others and God, namely the tithes and offerings.
    We live by the abundant grace of God. We do not lack of anything; even we can give for the work of God and other people.


  4. [verse 36] Receiving the comfort or encouragement from God.
    We can be strong and of good courage as follows.


    1. Holding fast one true teaching Word. It is better to be rejected, but we are still with the true teaching Word, than we are received, but without the true teaching Word.


    2. Neither being disappointed nor hopeless. We do not leave God in facing all things, but keep faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to Him. It is better to be a faithful full time servant of God than an unfaithful pastor.


    3. We keep on believing and hoping in the Lord as well as worshiping Him.

1 John 3:14

3:14 We know that we
have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.

The result of the spiritual revival is we are moved from the death to eternal life.

Romans 8:11

8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

We become the temple of God or Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19

6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

We live in the anointing and fullness of Holy Spirit. We can overflow in Holy Spirit.
The functions of Holy Spirit are as follows.

  1. Holy Spirit sanctifies us from fleshly or sinful deeds.
    Romans 8:13
    8:13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

    Galatians 5:19-21

    5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
    5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
    5:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


    The works of the flesh bring the death or perdition. Holy Spirit sanctifies us that we can move from the death to the life. We can live in righteousness and holiness.

    Romans 8:11

    8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

    Holy Spirit is also able to preserve our physical life miraculously.


  2. Holy Spirit renews us from fleshly men to spiritual ones.
    Titus 3:5
    3:5 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,

    It begins from obedience until our flesh does not speak anymore. The spiritual miracle happens. If we are obedient, the physical miracle will also happen. The impossibilities can be possible.
    It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to be as glorious as Him to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds.

God blesses us.