Fellowship in Medan IV, June 23, 2010 (Wednesday Evening)
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."
are seven kinds of heavenly joy in Revelation as follows:
seven joys are as the seven lamps of golden candlestick or the seven
lights of joy.
19: 9 (The core or the peak of joy)
The figure seven refers to perfection and the
middle joy or the
core or the peak of joy
is in Revelation
short, the other six joys will peak to the fourth joy.
All joys we
have in the world must peak to the joy of entering into the marriage
supper of the Lamb when Jesus comes a second time.
A joy will be
vain if it does not peak to the marriage supper of the Lamb and such
a joy will end in perdition forever.
Whoever in the world may
say that he rejoices even a robber may say like that but it is
different with ours because our rejoicing peaks to the heavenly joy.
The joy of men will decrease and go toward eternal perdition.
peak of joy happens at the time of Jesus' second coming. Afterward
we enter into the kingdom of peace a thousand years and into New
are discussing about the sixth joy.
"Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed
is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy,
and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
we can have two conclusions as follows:
we will still discuss the SPIRITUAL
joy comes from the true teaching Word.
our service to the Lord with a joy in hearing the Word of God, we
have the true joy. How many times we read, we hear, and obey the
Word of God (we gather the Word), those are the same times we
experience the heavenly joy.
will be no chance to read and to hear the true teaching Word or a
spiritual famine will happen.
famine happened also in Canaan, to Joseph's brothers.
When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons,
do you look at one another?"
And he said, "Indeed I have heard that there is grain in Egypt;
go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not
42:3 So Joseph's ten brothers went down to buy grain
42:4 But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin
with his brothers, for he said, "Lest some calamity befall him."
42:5 And the sons of Israel went to buy grain among those who
the famine was in the land of Canaan.
brothers refer to shepherds. Thus, the spiritual famine happens in
can it happen?
means the spiritual revival but there was a famine there because of
prioritizing the true teaching Word.
the shepherd is unwilling or unable to feed the sheep due to there
is no revelation of the Word of God.
the congregation cannot eat the true teaching Word while there is a
revelation of the Word due to their
SIGN OF SPIRITUAL FAMINE.
at one another
[Genesis 42:1], meaning looking always the faults of other people or
judging them so there is no chance to see God or to see our own
We often blame the one who is not guilty as Joseph's
brothers blamed Joseph.
Consequently, there is spiritual
dryness and spiritual death
even the second death in hell in which one falls and never rises
Jacob, referring to Holy Spirit God, gave Joseph's
brothers advice to buy grain in Egypt [Genesis 42:2].
Spirit anoints us to humble ourselves at the Lord's feet to get the
revelation of the true teaching Word.
brothers went to Egypt to buy the grain twice, meaning as follows:
brothers went to Egypt to buy the grain twice also has these
must humble themselves at Jesus' feet in order to get the
revelation of God's Word.
The congregation must humble
themselves also in order to eat the true teaching Word their pastor
must humble themselves to join a fellowship together with the priest
who has the gift of opening the revelation of God's Word.
requirement is the ONE
TRUE TEACHING WORD.
The pastor also must lead the congregation to join the
fellowship but with a spirit of consideration not with a
carelessness in joining any fellowship.
not seek the teaching Word only to solve problems (for congregation)
or to seek the material of preaching sermon (for pastors).
Otherwise, the grain will be used up and the spiritual famine
will happen again as Joseph's brothers went to Egypt once and then
they used up the grain. The congregation should not seek the Word
only to solve the problems because the grain must be used up.
must seek the true teaching Word doubly
in order to solve our problems or to have the material for giving
sermon as well as to enter into the true fellowship of forming the
perfect body of Christ as Joseph's brothers talked with him in his
embrace together. As a result, there is no more famine.
Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he acted as a
stranger to them and spoke
roughly to them.
Then he said to them, "Where do you come from?" And they
said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."
Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.
42:9 Then Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed about
them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the
nakedness of the land!"
42:10 And they said to him, "No,
my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.
are all one man's sons; we are honest men; your servants are not
42:12 But he said to them, "No, but you have
come to see the nakedness of the land."
42:13 And they
said, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in
the land of Canaan; and in fact, the youngest is with our father
today, and one is no more."
right attitude in receiving and in preaching the true teaching Word
is NOT COMPROMISING with the flesh such as our family, self-interest,
et cetera expressly.
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,
rebuke, exhort, with
all longsuffering and teaching.
contents of the true teaching Word are as follows:
often reject when the Word shows our sins or we often repeat the sins
so there is no way out of problems.
showing our sins.
us roughly so we can repent.
guiding us so we can remain righteous and holy. The advice or
exhortation is the way out of problems.
way outside the Word of God is dead-lock and perdition.
advice of a priest is not only for our life in the world but also for
our eternal life. Therefore, a priest must be in the true teaching
brothers must be sanctified from the spirit of spies whether
in private relationship or in ministry. The spirit of spies means as
spirit of spies causes a spiritual dryness which will continue to the
spiritual death and perdition.
the weakness of other people so
he cannot see his own weakness.
for the interest of some particular groups only.
or making conspiracy. It
is like a fellowship but not because of the revelation of God's
Word. It is a fellowship done because of envy, revenge, the interest
of a group, et cetera.
So they watched Him closely,
whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse
3:6 Then the Pharisees went out and
immediately plotted with
the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
are the enemy of the Herodians but they can plot together against
Jesus to kill Him.
It means covering sins by blaming other people or pretending to do
good things and even blaming God.
Do not join a fellowship
with seeing the quantity but let us see true teaching Word. Joseph's
ten brothers plotted against Joseph who hold fast to the true
results of being sanctified from the spirit of spies are below:
"We are all one man's sons; we
are honest men;
your servants are not spies."
first result is honesty,
is nothing hidden.
is no hypocrisy.
The first thing is the honesty about the Lord
or the honesty in the true teaching Word, and then we can be honest
in all other things.
Do not be as ten spies who admitted
the truth of the true teaching Word but they added "nevertheless"
or "but" and they were perished and unable to enter into Canaan
as the consequence.
And they said, "Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of
one man in the land of Canaan; and in fact, the youngest is with our
father today, and one is no more."
second result is a unity.
We can be united, beginning in our marriage, if we can be honest. On
the contrary, two people in one bed cannot be united if they are not
All things can be different in joining the forming of
Christ's body except these seven things:
endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4 There is one
body and one Spirit,
just as you were called in one
of your calling;
Lord, one faith, one baptism;
and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you
body = one Head that is Jesus = one true teaching Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He
gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in
1:13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of
the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1:14 And the
Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and
body is born from one womb of the true teaching Word.
honest and one heart will result in the answer of our prayer even
So he put them all together in prison three days.
42:21 Then they
said to one another, "We are truly guilty concerning our
brother, for we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded with us,
and we would not hear; therefore this distress has come upon us."
third result is the
true teaching Word giving us strength
to be willing in suffering or experiencing the sprinkling of blood
so we have the glory in form of the renewal of life as follows:
is the shortest way to get the help of God.
Keeping sins means
But as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the
encampment, he saw his money; and there it was, in the mouth of his
42:28 So he said to his brothers, "My money has
been restored, and there it is, in my sack!" Then
their hearts failed them
and they were afraid, saying to one another, "What is this
that God has done to us?"
free from the binding of money
until we can say "it
is more blessed to give than to receive".
a result, we can give ourselves fully to God as a bride surrenders
to heavenly Bridegroom.
But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers,
for he said, "Lest some calamity befall him."
brothers have gathered together but there was not one of his
brothers, that is to say Benjamin.
Then Judah said to Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and
we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you
and also our little ones.
myself will be surety for him;
from my hand you shall require him. If I do not bring him back to you
and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.
had to give a guarantee to make Benjamin go with him.
has to give guarantee with the blood of redemption
by His death on the cross to build the perfect body of
And Joseph said to his brothers, "Please come near to me."
So they came near. Then he said: "I am Joseph your brother, whom
you sold into Egypt.
he kissed all his brothers and wept over them,
and after that his brothers talked with him.
teaching Word and the redemption unite what that has been far off to
The far Gentiles may be near to the Israelites to become one perfect
body of Christ, that is to say heavenly Bride who is ready to welcome
Jesus' second coming.
But now in Christ Jesus you
who once were far off have been brought near
by the blood of Christ.
2:14 For He Himself is our peace, who
has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law
of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself
one new man from the two, thus making peace,
2:16 and that He
might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross,
thereby putting to death the enmity.
sign of entering into the oneness of the perfect body of Christ is
the peace in our heart
(as Joseph hugged and kissed his brothers).
results of having the peace are below:
<<A Song of Ascents. Of David.>> Behold, how good and
how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the
beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the
mountains of Zion; For
there the LORD commanded the blessing--Life
Lord commands blessings for us, both
physical blessings and eternal life nothing may hinder.
Lord gives us anointing oil so
our lamp burns continually until Jesus comes a second time.
And the God of peace will crush
under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
Lord gives us His power to crush Satan,
referring to problems, failures, diseases, et cetera.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may
your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:24 He who calls you is
faithful, who also will do it.
Lord preserves and sanctifies our body, soul, and spirit
until we become perfect to welcome Jesus' second coming.