General Service in Malang, December 01, 2013 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1:1-3 is the title or preface.
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
content of the book of Revelation is joy. There are seven kinds of
joy in the book of Revelation as follows.
1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this
prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it.
14:13 Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.
16:15 Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments.
19:9 Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the
20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.
22:7 Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robe.
Heavenly joy cannot be affected by anything in this world.
number seven refers to perfection. Thus, these seven joys refer to
the perfect joy , the eternal joy, the Heavenly joy.
gate to get these seven joys is reading, hearing, and obeying the
she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard
who reads, hears, and obeys the prophecy Word is as Mary who sits at
Jesus' feet and hears His word.
sits at Jesus' feet for three times as follows.
sits at Jesus' feet to hear and obey His word.
she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and
heard His word.
10:42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has
chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
means as follows.
sitting at Jesus' feet and hearing His word means being shepherded
to the true teaching Word, as a branch abides on the true vine. Then
we will be sanctified intensively and continually.
as a sheep that hears and obeys the voice of the Shepherd or the
sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
we can hear and obey the voice of the Shepherd, we will be able to
follow the step of the Great Shepherd to enter the sheepfold. In
Tabernacle, it refers to the Holy Place, where there are three
types of equipment. They refer to perseverance in three main
services as follows.
success of the preaching of the shepherding Word is when the sheep
enters the sheepfold.
Candlestick refers to perseverance in General Service. The sheep
is drinking by doing it.
of Showbread refers to perseverance in Bible Study Service with
Holy Communion. The sheep is eating by doing it.
Altar of Incense refers to perseverance in Prayer Service. The
sheep is breathing by doing it.
If the sheep are within the sheepfold
or persevere in three main services, it equals to sitting on the
green grass. It is started with the husband or pastor must sit
firmly on the grass. The heart and feet must not walk around. Thus,
Jesus as the Great Shepherd will break the bread to care our life
abundantly until we can give thank to Him.
If we are firm in the
shepherding, we will be used to follow Jesus the Great Shepherd to
bring abundance to other sheepfolds that are in need.
and obeying the Word whose secret is revealed, through a verse
explains other verses in the Bible.
are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will
not be taken away from her."
result is everything becomes good and sweet as a branch abides on
the true vine.
The terms "will not be taken away" means
everything becomes eternal, up to eternal life.
sits at Jesus' feet to anoint His feet with very costly and
fragrant oil of spikenard for the day of His burial.
Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet
of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled
with the fragrance of the oil.
one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
who would betray Him, said,
was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given
to the poor?"
he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief,
and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My
is a ministry.
Jesus' feet are part of the body of Christ.
Burial is the last time of man in this world.
sits at Jesus' feet to anoint them equals to the last ministry of
building the body of Christ until it becomes perfect as the Bride of
God who is ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious
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,
requirement to be able to minister the building of the body of
Christ is holiness. Therefore, we must be shepherded to the true
teaching Word so we can be sanctified. If we are holy, God will
equip us with the ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit to be used in
the building of the body of Christ. If God spiritually equips us, He
will also equip the physical one.
If we are unholy and
intentionally preserve the sins in any forms, it equals to
destroying the body of Christ.
If there is holiness, there
will be unity starting from within marriage and shepherding. If
there is something unholy, we will not be able to unite.
anoints Jesus' feet with very costly oil of spikenard (three
hundred denarii is one year salary). It means we must sacrifice
everything to enter the building of the body of Christ. It is
started with sacrificing our feeling, thought, money, et
Only one that must not be sacrificed, that is the true teaching
Word, because it is Jesus Himself.
The results are as
set free from the grip of antichrist.
set free from Babylon or the bride of Satan, that is perfection in
evil and uncleanness.
a soothing aroma before God.
If we are used in the building of
the body of Christ until sacrificing our fond things, we will
become a soothing aroma before God.
Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and
of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart,
"I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although
the imagination of man's heart is
evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as
I have done.
the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat,
and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."
God smells the soothing aroma, there will be no more curse. The
ambience of curse is changed to the ambience of Paradise. There is
no more judgment of God and there is no more famine. Everything
will run well and nothing will block our physical and spiritual
falls down at Jesus' feet.
when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His
feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would
not have died."
Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place
where He was.
loves Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus also
love Jesus. They are well shepherded, obedient, and used by God
until becoming a soothing aroma. But when there is problem, when
they pray, God does not answer them until Lazarus has died from four
days. It is called as the sprinkling of blood or flesh suffering
because of His will. God lets this happen so we can fall down at His
Falling down means worshiping Him with a contrite
heart. We confess that we are only as clay. We are unworthy and have
many mistakes. We confess that we are powerless and put our hope
only to God.
do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try
you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings,
that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding
you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He
is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
is the Spirit of glory behind the sprinkling of blood. The results
are as follows.
Spirit of glory is able to care our life physically and spiritually
although we face impossibility, until we receive eternal life.
if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Spirit of glory renews our life from flesh man to become spiritual
one as Jesus. It is started with being strong and of good courage.
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,
we frequently fall down at Jesus feet, we will be strong and of
good courage as Mary. The proofs are as follows.
the shepherding. When Mary is blamed by Martha, she keeps being
strong and good courage. She keeps silent. Mary does not defend
herself and God pleads her.
the ministry. When Judas blames Mary, she keeps silent and God
is not hopeless when facing Lazarus who has died for four days.
the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when
they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her,
saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there."
when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His
feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother
would not have died."
does not weep, meaning she is not desperate and disappointed. She
does not grumble nor blame the others and God. Mary falls down at
Jesus' feet. She believes and fully surrenders herself to God.
Thus, God will restore the broken one. When Jesus comes a second
time, we will be renewed as glorious as Him, and enter the New