General Service in Malang, April 24, 2016 (Sunday Morning)
little children were brought to Him that He might put His
hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid
them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
He laid His
hands on them and departed from there.
are two tasks of parents as follows.
the tasks are being pregnant, giving birth, feeding, and giving
education, until the child is independent.
the task is bringing the child to Jesus through ministering Him, so
he receives the touch of God's loving hands through the preaching
of the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit. Thus, Satan cannot
touch him. The touching of God's love is also so that the child
experiences life renewal or spiritual miracle.
said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said
to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes
and nursing infants
You have perfected praise'?"
renewal is started from the mouth.
is going inside the mouth is the pure milk, that is the true
shepherding Word, so we grow spiritually. Spiritual growth is
started with being obedient to God and parents. If one does not eat,
he will die spiritually, live in sin up to its peak.
are going outside the mouth are the right and good words. We testify
about God, praise and worship Him. We do not gossip. Thus, physical
miracles will happen. The loving hands of God are able to care and
protect us, to plead and help us. All our life problems are God's
matter. It is until we are perfect as Him on His second coming.
Every step of our life is miraculous steps. Now we are only as a
baby who cries, but sometime we will rejoice on His second coming.
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
4-5 shows the ambience of the throne of the Kingdom of Heaven. In the
Tabernacle teaching, it is represented by the Ark of Covenant. During
the days of Moses in the wilderness, the throne of God was on the Ark
of Covenant. God preached His Word to the Israelites from there.
Ark of Covenant consists of two parts as follows.
mercy seat with two cherubim made of pure gold.
shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall
its length and a cubit and a half its width.
you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make
them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you
shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of
with the mercy seat.
means as follows.
the mercy seat is God the Trinity in Lord Jesus Christ in glory as
the heavenly Bridegroom.
first cherub refers to Father God, that is Lord.
mercy seat with the sprinkling of blood refers to the Son of God,
that is Jesus.
second cherub refers to Holy Spirit God, that is Christ.
they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall
its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its
ark is made of acacia wood overlaid with pure gold. The acacia wood
is black and fragile. It refers to the sinful flesh man. The acacia
wood is overlaid with pure gold, meaning the sinful flesh man is
renewed by the Word, Holy Spirit, and God's love until being
perfect as Jesus and becoming the heavenly bride.
Thus, one who
experiences life renewal is the throne of Heaven in the world. The
more we are renewed, the more real the ambience of the throne of
Heaven in our life is. When Jesus comes a second time, the perfect
heavenly bride will be lifted up on the glorious clouds. We meet
Jesus as the heavenly Bridegroom and enter the marriage supper of
the Lamb of God. Afterwards, we enter a thousand years Kingdom of
peace and the Kingdom of Heaven forever.
practices of life renewal are as follows.
by the eternal Word of God.
been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through
the word of God which lives and abides forever,
"All flesh is
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
grass withers, And its flower falls away,
the word of the Lord endures forever." Now this is the word which
by the gospel was preached to you.
man only eats grass (rice, wheat, et
his life is as the withered grass, that is easily being desperate,
disappointed, and proud of something, doing sins up to the
everlasting perdition. Therefore, we must eat the eternal Word of
God, that is the spiritual food.
whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become
dull of hearing.
though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone
to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and
you have come to need milk and not solid food.
are two types of spiritual food as follows.
= the gospel of salvation = gospel Word = good news.
Him you also trusted,
after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in
whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of
cold water to a weary soul,
good news from a far country.
is the gospel that preaches Jesus' first coming to the world, to
die on the cross and save sinful men.
The proofs of being saved
are believing Jesus, repenting (dying to sins, starting from the
sin of lying and hating), and entering the true water baptism. The
true water baptism is one who has died to sins must be buried in
water together with Jesus, to be raised with Him and receive new
life, that is living in righteousness. After entering water
baptism, it must be continued with Holy Spirit baptism that results
in new life. We live in righteousness and become the instruments of
righteousness, that is becoming the servants of God who minister
Him with faithfulness and righteousness.
of wickedness profit nothing,
But righteousness delivers from
Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish,
But He casts
away the desire of the wicked.
result of living in righteousness is being saved and blessed by
food = the teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword =
the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ = Bride Tidings.
even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are
minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of
God, should shine on them.
at midnight a cry was heard:
'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
is the gospel that preaches Jesus' second coming in glory as the
King of kings, the heavenly bridegroom, to sanctify and renew the
saved lives up to perfection as Jesus, becoming the heavenly
the word of God is
living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing
even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
first sharpness is to cut sins. The second sharpness is to renew us
to become spiritual man as Jesus. It is started with sanctifying
and renewing our heart and thought, which are the center of our
from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
(1)adulteries, (2)fornications, (3)murders,
(5)covetousness, (6)wickedness, (7)deceit, (8)lewdness, (9)an evil
eye, (10)blasphemy, (11)pride, (12)foolishness.
God means blaming the true teaching Word and supporting the wrong
one. If one blasphemes the truth, he will be arrogant. If one is
arrogant, he will be foolish, that is being unable to be rebuked
and advised, but feeling right in sin and faults, until being
Evil heart and thought are filled with
twelve evil and unclean desires that make one appear as the dog and
swine, that is acting blindly as Satan and being unable to repent
If our heart and thought are sanctified by the
sword of the Word from twelve evil and unclean desires, they will
be filled with twelve cakes that are set in two rows, six in a row
(6 6). It refers to 66 books in the Holy Bible. We are filled with
the true teaching Word, so we appear as the obedient sheep.
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,
result is we can live in holiness and love one another sincerely.
We can love one another without any intentions; even we can love
the others who hate us.
He Himself gave some to
apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and
the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ,
we live in holiness and love one another, we will be equipped with
the ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit, to be used in the ministry
of building the body of Christ. The ministry of building the body
of Christ is started from within marriage, shepherding,
inter-shepherding, until the Israelites and the Gentiles become one
perfect body of Christ.
Within marriage, wife must submit to
her husband in all things, husband must love his wife as loving
himself and not be bitter toward her, and children must obey their
submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the
we are used in the ministry of building the body of Christ,
everything will be beautiful in His time. Everything becomes more
beautiful, until the most beautiful is we become the bride of God
on His second coming.
by Holy Spirit.
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,
lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
practice is being faithful and fervent in spirit in ministering God,
according to the ministry entrusted by God, until the end line.
of the angels He says:
makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of
head and hair were
white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of
servant of God who is holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit is as
the flame of fire. God's eyes are like the flame of fire.
the servant of God who is holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit, is
becoming the eyes of God. It means we are cared and protected by God
directly, until none can touch us. We experience peace so everything
becomes easy and light. Our life is lifted up until Jesus' second
this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women
exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their
lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and
receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was
one is not faithful and fervent in spirit in the ministry, he will
be burned in lust and fall in sin up to its peak. His life is weary
and heavy laden. He is going down in this world, until drowned in
the lake which burns with fire and brimstone forever.
by the love of God.
that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
"Do not fear; Zion, let
not your hands be weak.
Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;He will
rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you
with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly,
its reproach is
practice is being strong and of good courage, not being desperate or
disappointed, not leaving God whatever we face. Also, we are not
proud of something until leaving Him. We keep prioritizing and being
proud of God. We keep holding fast the true teaching Word and being
obedient to the Word whatever the risks are. We keep living in
righteousness and holiness whatever the risks are. We keep being
faithful and fervent in spirit in ministering God until the end
line. We keep worshiping Jesus as King, the heavenly bridegroom,
I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of
many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying,
"Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the
Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and
do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God--my God--will
with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have
finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
we are strong and of good courage, God will be with us, care us, and
struggle for us. On the cross, He said, "It is finished".
verse is the message of David to Solomon, who is an Israelite.
she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter
will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the
matter this day."
verse is the message of Naomi to Ruth, who is a Gentile. Being
strong and of good courage equals to sitting still. We believe and
fully surrender our life to Jesus. Thus, all physical problems will
be solved in His time. Spiritually, we are sanctified and renewed
until we are perfect as Him. The Israelites and the Gentiles become
one, and we rejoice on the glorious clouds on His second coming. We
sit together with Him on the throne of Heaven forever. All things
are solved and perfect in His time.