General Service in Malang, August 05, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
27 refers to seven
sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of Covenant.
it means the suffering experienced by Jesus up to His death on the
cross to save, purify, and perfect us.
Matthew 27, there are seven passages that refer to seven sprinklings
of blood experienced by Jesus up to His death on the cross as
learn about the fourth passage, that is Jesus'
27:1-10, Jesus handed over to Pontius Pilate and Judas' death.
27:11-26, Jesus faces Pilate.
27:27-32, the soldiers mock Jesus.
27:33-50, Jesus' crucifixion.
27:51-56, miracles happen at the time of Jesus' death.
27:57-61, Jesus buried in Joseph's tomb.
27:62-66, Pilate sets a guard.
Matthew 27:32 is about the practice of the cross.
Matthew 27:33 is about the place of the crucifixion at Golgotha,
that is to say, Place of a Skull. He as the Head is responsible for
our life as the congregation.
Matthew 27:34-44 is about the
meaning of the cross.
are three meanings of the cross as follows:
must be forced to die from sins. It means disrobing old cloth and
using the new one from Jesus.
they gave Him
sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it,
He would not drink.
crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots."
they kept watch over Him there.
And they put up
over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
do we do that? The easiest way is through water baptism.
aside (1) all malice, (2) all deceit, (3) hypocrisy, (4) envy, and
(5) all evil speaking,
as newborn babes,
desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
process of water baptism is as follows:
aside all sins = dying from sins = repentance.
is started from five sins; those are all malice, all deceit,
hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking. We must lay aside those
sins up to the peak of sins, that is eating-drinking sin (smoking,
getting drunk, consuming drugs) and marrying and being given in
marriage sin (marrying and divorcing, mixed marriage, wrong
Human being needs to eat, drink, and marry, but
the terms 'eating-drinking' and 'marrying and being given in
marriage' exceed the human's needs. They only bring men to the
building of Babylon.
buried with Jesus in water baptism, so we rise in new life.
newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow
being baptized, we are as newborn babes. The practices are as
in righteousness, not doing sins anymore.
longing for pure and spiritual milk. It means always being
passionate and enjoying the true and pure shepherding Word. It
means we become shepherded life. Flesh absolutely must be forced
to be shepherded.
Shepherding pen is the place to firm
righteousness. Let us not be careless and walk around.
they kept watch over Him there.
shepherding, flesh is restricted so it does not do sins although
there are Satan and false teaching disturbing.
work of righteousness will be peace,
And the effect of
righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
results are peace, quietness, and satisfaction. It means Jesus
appears as the King of Peace in our heart.
But when the flesh
is not crucified, our own heart becomes the king, so the flesh
always looks for satisfaction and does sins up to the peak of sins.
The consequence is that kind of life will be in labor and heavy
must be forced to be active in the building of the body of
two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on
those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads
saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it
in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down
from the cross."
building of the body of Christ is started from within marriage.
Husband must minister within marriage. The peak of husband's
ministry is loving his wife as loving himself.
minister within marriage. The peak of wife's ministry is
submission to her husband.
Children must minister within
marriage. The peak is being obedient to the parents.
It must be
continued with the building of the body of Christ within shepherding
and between shepherding.
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,
requirements of entering the building of the body of Christ are as
we are active in the building of the body of Christ, Jesus will
appear as the Head, Heavenly Bridegroom in our life.
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.
there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are
naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must
sword of the Word is able to purify our heart and mind.
out of the heart proceed (1) evil thoughts, (2) murders, (3)
adulteries, (4) fornications, (5) thefts, (6) false witness, (7)
these seven things control heart and mind, heart and sight will be
Woman usually has wrong spiritual sight. Man usually has
wrong physical sight.
It must be continued by purification
of our deeds and words, until we do not stumble in words.
we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word,
a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
we are purified, there will be unity in hearts, and God will open
all the ways.
and the gift of Holy Spirit.
The gift of Holy Spirit is
miraculous ability from God to do the ministry. Ministry with the
gift of Holy Spirit will touch the heart of the congregation. The
gift of Holy Spirit is different for each of us, but we can
collaborate each other if there is one command of the true teaching
to sacrifice everything, as Jesus sacrifices everything.
when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to
depart to the other side.
a certain scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow
You wherever You go."
no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it,
just as the Lord does
we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
result is God protects, covers, warms, and beatifies our life.
must be forced to put hope on Jesus who is crucified.
the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said,
saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel,
let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He
said, 'I am the Son of God.'"
the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same
must put our hope to Jesus who is crucified, so we will be saved and
There are three groups of people who reject Jesus
who is crucified as follows:
robber, that is life who does not want to stop doing sins.
people who passed by, those are common people including common
Christian lives who only want to talk about blessings but they
chief priests and the scribes, those are lives who have position
but they mock Jesus who is crucified, even blame the true teaching
we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man
is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a
far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory,
practice of flesh being forced to believe and put hope on Jesus who
is crucified is experiencing the sprinkling of blood so we
experience renewal of life, which starts from being strong and of
good courage. Jesus bears the cross although He receives mockeries.
Jairus (the representation of husband or pastor) has problem
about his daughter who lies at the point of death, even dies
physically and spiritually. He falls at Jesus' feet, believes and
fully surrenders to God, and sacrifices all his prestige and
behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And
when he saw Him, he fell at His feet
begged Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter lies at the
point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be
healed, and she will live."
strong and of good courage also means believing with patience, being
patient to wait for God's time and not turning to the other.
she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made
the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her
body that she was healed of the affliction.
clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word
woman who has bleeding only touches Jesus' clothes, that is
touching the Bride Tidings.
Bleeding denotes splitting up from
within marriage, having no peace, tears, worsening problems, and
decays in sin. Facing all these things, we only need to touch His
clothes, and once God will recover everything.
the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of
And they were overcome with great amazement.
He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that
should be given her to eat.
life and future depend on whether we can eat the Shepherding Word or
you younger people, submit yourselves to your
elders. Yes, all of you
be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble."
humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt
you in due time,
Shepherd's hands are able to exalt us on His time, until we are on
the glorious clouds on His second coming.