General Service in Malang, April 21, 2013 (Sunday Morning)
And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in
appearance; and [there was] a rainbow around the throne, in
appearance like an emerald.
emerald refers to a rainbow. A rainbow is a sign of covenant from
"I set My
in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me
and the earth
9:14 "It shall be, when I bring a cloud over
the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;
I will remember My
which [is] between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh;
the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all
9:17 "The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will
look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every
living creature of all flesh that [is] on the earth."
`And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will
pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall
2:18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I
will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
rainbow also means the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
morning we are submitting this child so that his life is signed by
the rainbow. He is always anointed by the Holy Spirit.
`nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of
his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon
him: I am the LORD.
order to be anointed by the Holy Spirit, we should stay in the
sheepfold or Holy Place. It means perseverance in doing three kinds
of main services.
Golden Candlestick or perseverance in committing General Service.
Table of Showbread or perseverance in committing Bible Study and
Holy Communion Service.
Golden Altar of Incense or perseverance in committing Prayer
there is the rainbow or the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the results
will be as follow.
will protect and preserve us miraculously in the middle of much
impossibility in the world.
solves all temptations and troubles, up to the impossible
Like the appearance of a
in a cloud on a rainy day, so [was] the appearance of the brightness
all around it. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD. So when I saw [it], I fell on my face, and I
heard a voice of One speaking.
lives are renewed little by little until we become perfect as Jesus.
It begins with being obedient.
Until we are renewed to be as
glorious as Jesus in the time of His second coming. We can see the
rainbow in the throne of God.
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
28:16-20 is about the commandment to preach the gospel or to spread
the light or shekinah glory. It is needed by this world that is in
spread of the light or shekinah glory means that we are employed by
God in the great revival according to the great commandment of God as
of Holy Spirit at the early rain.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
is the revival in gospel Word or the gospel of salvation that
preaches about Jesus' first coming to die on the cross to bring
the sinners to be saved through believing Jesus and being baptized.
of Holy Spirit at the latter rain.
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and
lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
is the revival in the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or
the teaching Word sharper than any two-edged sword, or Bride
Tidings. It preaches about Jesus' second coming as the King of
kings and Bridegroom. It aims to sanctify the saved to be perfect as
Jesus and become the bride of God who is ready to welcome His second
coming on the glorious clouds.
the Old Testament, the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain and
the latter rain are described with the two times of Moses'
receiving the two tablets of stone.
Exodus 32, Moses received the
first two tablets of stone.
But then, he broke the tablets to save the Israelites. It refers to
the sacrifice of Christ that saves the sinners. It is the revival of
Holy Spirit at the early rain.
Exodus 34, Moses received the
second two tablets of stone
and the skin of his face shone. It refers to the light of the gospel
of the glory of Christ. It is the revival of Holy Spirit at the
the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain and the latter rain,
there is a dark and virulent valley. It is the valley of spiritual
decline that is worshiping the golden calf.
the New Testament, the revival of Holy Spirit at the early rain and
the latter rain are described with the two times of the breaking of
first breaking of bread.
And they said to Him, "We have here only five
and two fish."
bread refers to the word of God.
The figure five refers to
five wounds of Jesus or His sacrifice to save the sinners.
the five loaves mean the Word of God that preaches about Jesus'
sacrifice to save the sinners. It is called the gospel of
first breaking of bread means the revival of Holy Spirit at the
second breaking of bread.
Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And
they said, "Seven,
and a few little fish."
bread refers to the Word of God.
The figure seven refers to the
So, the seven loaves mean the Word of God that
preaches about the second coming of Jesus to perfect us or the light
of the glory of Christ.
second breaking of bread is the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter
the two times of the breaking of bread, there was a
in facing the destroying wind and the waves, so Peter was
So, the spiritual decline of the church of God is
worshiping other gods (the golden calf) and almost drowned.
And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed
it [is] a stiffnecked people!
cause of spiritual decline is a hardened or stiffnecked
practices are as follows.
or not losing but not winning too.
And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he
said to Moses, "There is a noise of war in the camp."
But he said: "[It is] not the noise of the shout of victory,
Nor the noise of the cry of defeat, [But] the sound of singing I
meaning of the spiritual lukewarmness is as follows.
spiritual lukewarmness can be covered by these two things.
being cold. It means there
is no peace.
being hot means there
is no faithfulness and fervency in spirit doing the service and
ministry to God,
even one leaves or does them only as a habit.
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the
Beginning of the creation of God:
3:15 "I know your works,
that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or
3:16 "So then, because you are lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. "
having life renewal.
It means one does not want to die to the old life as well as raise
in new life.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be (1)lovers of themselves, (2)lovers of money,
(3)boasters, (4)proud, (5)blasphemers, (6)disobedient to parents,
3:3 (9)unloving, (10)unforgiving,
(11)slanderers, (12)without self-control, (13)brutal,
(14)despisers of good,
3:4 (15)traitors, (16)headstrong,
(17)haughty, (18)lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such
people turn away!
disobedience means there is no life renewal but carnal man with
eighteen carnal characteristics. Moreover, there must be other sins
if there is the disobedience.
God vomits him.
His service and ministry to God cannot satisfy Him, so he has no
satisfaction in his life and seeks for it in the world and sins.
sound of singing. It is encouraged by the lust of flesh.
proven by the fervency in spirit to sing but not to hear the Word.
Singing with the anointing of Holy Spirit, one hears the Word with
more fervency in spirit.
vomit refers to something that is unclean and disgusting. It means
he is disgusting before God.
And the LORD said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom
you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the
mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him,
"Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this
Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not
know what has become of him."
who has hard heart will corrupt the service to God. Such service
will only gather together to Aaron, not Jesus. It means the service
does not prioritize the true teaching Word anymore, but the physical
ones, so the purpose is only to seek for physical advantage.
the service means the marriage and he himself are also
Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who
does so destroys his own soul.
to his soul happens through adultery and bad words such as lie,
slander, gossips, et cetera.
destruction in faith.
It means the
when facing the wind and wave.
But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught
him, and said to him, "O you of little
why did you doubt?"
14:32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
wind and wave refer to these things.
consequence is there is no quietness but heavy burden and weariness.
In such condition, one will never get anything until he is drowned
at the end.
and problems that make us doubtful about the power of God, so we
hope in others.
wind of false teaching that makes us doubtful about the true
that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried
about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the
cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is
like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the
1:8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his
is allowed to sink so that he is able to lift up his hand to God. It
means as follows.
have broken heart to cry only the name of Jesus.
fast to the one true teaching Word.
that we are nothing and powerless, so we only rely on the mercy of
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose
name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who
has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the
humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
a result, God will stretch out His hand to give us new strength and
His hand will also use us, sanctify and perfect our life.
has been drowned to the bottom of the sea, but he cries to God. As a
result, he is lifted up to the throne of God.
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish's belly.
And he said: "I
cried out to the LORD
because of my affliction, And He answered me. "Out of the belly
of Sheol I
And You heard my voice.
2:6 I went down to the moorings of the
mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever; Yet You
have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God.
our fall and failure is now, let us cry to God and He is able to
lift us up.