General Service in Malang, April 12, 2015 (Sunday Morning)

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

Revelation 2-3 is about the seven times of the sprinkling of blood in front of the Ark of Covenant. It refers to the last sanctification to the church in the last days, until we become perfect and blameless as Him.

Revelation 2:18-29 is about the church in Thyatira.
  1. The church in Thyatira is sanctified so they are not proud of their excellences.
  2. The church in Thyatira is sanctified from false teachings.
Revelation 2:25-29
2:25 But hold fast what you have till I come.
2:26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
2:27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father;
2:28 and I will give him the morning star.
2:29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

The things that must be hold by the church in Thyatira are as follows.
  1. The five excellences that have been gifted by God.
    Revelation 2:19
    2:19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and asfor your works, the last aremore than the first.


  2. The true teaching Word, that is Bride Tidings in the light of Tabernacle.
Thus, we will overcome together with Jesus [Revelation 2:26], so we can minister Him with faithfulness and righteousness until the end line.

The promises of God to the church in Thyatira or to all of us who overcomes together with Him [Revelation 2:27-28] are as follows.
  1. Ruling the nations with a rod of iron.
  2. God gifts the morning star to us.
ad. 1. Ruling the nations with a rod of iron.
Psalm 2:9-12
2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”
2:10 Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
2:11 Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
2:12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
And you perish inthe way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed areall those who put their trust in Him.

Lord Jesus as the King of kings will rule the nations with a rod of iron. We will also rule them with a rod of iron. It means we sit together with Him on the throne of judgment.

The requirements to sit together with Jesus on the throne of judgment are as follows.

  1. Receiving the true teaching Word that means as follows.

    • The Word of God that is written in the Holy Bible.
    • The Word that is revealed by God Himself, or its secret is revealed through a verse explains the other verses in the Holy Bible.
    • The Word that is practiced in our daily life.

    Receiving the true teaching Word is especially through the perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. On the Table of Showbread, there are twelve cakes that are set in two rows, six in a row (6 6). It refers to 66 books in the Holy Bible.

    Through perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion, the true teaching Word is ingrained in our life. The results are as follows.

    • We experience the true satisfaction from Heaven, so we do not look for another satisfaction from the world that will make us fall into sin up to its peak.

    • The Heavenly wisdom.
      We can do the things that we could not do with our ability before, because the strength from the Heavenly wisdom does that.

      The Heavenly wisdom also protects us from antichrist who will hold the power over the earth for three years and a half.
      Revelation 13:18
      13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is666.


    • We experience spiritual growth up to spiritual maturity, and we are perfect as Jesus.

  2. Ministering God with fear.
    Psalm 2:11a
    2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, …

    It is especially through the perseverance in General Service. In the Tabernacle, it is shown by the Golden Candlestick, that is fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His gifts. The anointing of Holy Spirit makes us able to do the things as follows.

    • We can minister God with fear and trembling, faithfulness and fervency in spirit, faithfulness and responsibility until the end line.
    • We can minister in righteousness according to the will of God or His Word.
    • We can minister Him according to the ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit, so we please Him and become blessing to the others.

  3. Kissing the feet of God, worshiping Him.
    Psalm 2:11b-12a
    2:11 ...
And rejoice with trembling.
    2:12 Kiss the Son, …

    It is especially through the perseverance in Prayer Service. In Tabernacle, it is represented by the Golden Altar of Incense, that is fellowship with Father God in His love. God’s love is as the sun that shines so we are not cold spiritually.
Thus, in order to sit together with Jesus on the throne of judgment, we must persevere in three main services. It equals to persevering in the shepherding pen, or being right and well shepherded.

Ezekiel 20:37
20:37 “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

Within the right and good shepherding, there is the rod of the shepherd. Outside it, there is the rod of iron. We just need to choose.
We must experience the work of the rod of the shepherd so we do not experience the rod of iron or the rod of judgment.

John 10:4-5
10:4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
10:5 Yet they will by no meansfollow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

A sheep that is right and well shepherded will only follow the voice of the shepherd or the true shepherding Word, so he can sit together with Jesus on the throne of judgment.
Be careful to a strange voice, meaning wrong gossips or false teachings that does not equal to the shepherding Word. Strange voice will make one become wild and have no peace, until feel unfamiliar in the shepherding.

The usefulness of the rod of the shepherd or his voice is as follows.
  1. Bringing the sheep into the shepherding pen.
    Ezekiel 20:37
    20:37 “I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

    God will only count the sheep within the pen. Being counted means being cared by Him although we are just as a hair that is powerless. We are cared and protected by God so we only give thanks to Him. We experience peace and everything becomes easy and light. We are owned by God forever.

    Surely there are sacrifices to enter the pen. We must sacrifice everything to be right and well shepherded, except the true teaching Word must not be sacrificed.

  2. Bringing the sheep out of the pen to go to the other pens, to become one flock with one shepherd.
    John 10:3,16
    10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
    10:16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock
    andone shepherd.

    We enter the revival of building the perfect body of Christ or the Heavenly bride. If we enter the revival of building the body of Christ, He will become the Head who is responsible for His body until He is willing to die in curse on the Place of a Skull. He becomes the Head that decides and arranges everything in our life.

    We must sacrifice everything to join the building of the perfect body of Christ (time, money, energy, et cetera), except the true teaching Word must not be sacrificed.

  3. Purging us from the rebels in the shepherding pen in the world.
    Ezekiel 20:38
    20:38I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I amthe Lord.

    Separation equals to sanctification and life renewal, until we can humble ourselves and be obedient until the flesh does not sound anymore.

    1 Peter 5:5-6
    5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to yourelders. Yes, all of yoube submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
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    6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

    Our position is under the mighty hand of God who will exalt us in due time.

    • He solves all our problems even the impossible ones in due time.
    • He gives us beautiful and successful future in due time.
    • He uses our life in due time.
    • It is until He lifts up our life in due time, that is on His second coming. We are lifted up to the glorious clouds until we sit together with Him on the throne of judgment.

    The term “in due time” means we must be patient in waiting His time. We may try, but God decides and does everything.
God blesses us.