General Service in Malang, December 08, 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
Lamb (the peak of joy).
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.
number seven refers to perfection. Thus, these seven joys refer to
the perfect joy, the eternal joy, the Heavenly joy that cannot be
affected by anything in this world.
gate or the beginning to get these seven joys is reading, hearing,
and obeying the prophecy Word. We eat the Word until the Word becomes
our blood and flesh.
process to get the Heavenly joy is as follows.
and hearing the true teaching Word, until understanding it.
and being confident to the true teaching Word, or it becomes faith
in our heart.
or practicing the true teaching Word. It equals to eating the true
teaching Word until it becomes our blood and flesh.
you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit
in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a
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.
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.
we read, hear, and obey the true teaching Word, we will experience
two things as follows.
from sins up to the peak of sins, so we can love one another
fervently with a pure heart. We experience the Heavenly joy.
we preserve sin, we will hurt one another. Do not preserve the sin,
because it is the seed from Satan.
renewal from flesh man to become a spiritual one as Jesus.
we only eat physical food but not the Word, our life is as the grass.
It means as follows.
we must not look for physical matters in ministry so that we do not
become as the grass. We must look for spiritual matters especially
the true teaching Word.
being withered, disappointed, desperate, and leaving God.
Conversely, one also easily becomes proud and arrogant, and
prioritizes something more than God. One will oppose his parents and
not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of
they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the
the wicked shall perish;
And the enemies of the Lord, Like the
splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall
destiny of life as the grass is only being withered and dead
spiritually. It is only to be burnt to become smoke that will vanish
learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
that experiences life renewal is as the fig tree whose branch becomes
tender and puts forth leaves, so it will flower and bear fruits.
is the sermon about the last days. It means there is only little time
for us to be able to read, hear, and obey the true teaching Word. Do
not harden our heart. Let our heart become tender so we can eat the
Word and experience sanctification and life renewal.
must be renewed?
of the heart.
do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is
that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
heart must be renewed to become tender heart, that is able to firmly
differ the right and the wrong matters. It is started from the
matter of the teaching Word. We can firmly differ the true teaching
Word and the wrong one. Do not generalize and mix all teachings. We
must hold fast to the true teaching Word and reject the false one.
If we can be firm in the true teaching Word, we will be able to
differ the right consecration and the wrong one, also the right
ministry and the wrong one. It is continued with the ability to
differ the right marriage and the wrong one. Until we can differ all
right matters and the wrong ones. We can live in righteousness until
we are righteous as Jesus is.
of the word.
indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth
is in Jesus:
you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in
true righteousness and holiness.
4:25 Therefore, putting away
each one of
speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one
have tender tongue, meaning putting away lying, only saying
righteous and honest word.
no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for
necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
can also say good word that strengthens the others' faith and
becomes a blessing to the others.
of the attitude or character.
the fruit of the Spirit is (1)love, (2)joy, (3)peace,
(4)longsuffering, (5)kindness, (6)goodness, (7)faithfulness,
(9)self-control. Against such there is no law.
our heart and tongue are renewed, our character will also be
renewed. If our heart and tongue become tender, our character will
also become tender, so it bears 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit.
through eating the true teaching Word, a sinful man who is hard and
naked and has the image and example of Satan, is being renewed to
have the image and example of God the Trinity. We are returned to
the first creation and to the miraculous hands of God.
joy, peace are the character and the image and example of Father
kindness, goodness are the character and the image and example of
the Son of God.
gentleness, self-control are the character and the image and
example of Holy Spirit God.
God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our
likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the
birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over
every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
God created man in His own
image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He
God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the
sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that
moves on the earth."
results are as follows.
of these are the ambience of the Paradise. In the past, men were
created as glorious as God and put in the Paradise. But because they
sinned, they were cast out to the world. But if we want to read,
hear, and obey the Word, or eat the Word, we will be returned to the
ambience of the Paradise. When Jesus comes a second time, we will be
renewed as glorious as Him. We will be lifted up to the glorious
clouds and enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God. Afterward,
we will enter the Paradise and then the Kingdom of Heaven where we
will experience eternal joy.
experience the power to bless us physically. God will order the
Spiritual blessings will also be poured, so
we experience peace and Heavenly joy.
experience power to increase our spirituality, so we can live in
righteousness, holiness, up to perfection.
We will also
experience the power to increase our physical life.
marriage, there is power to increase the righteousness, holiness,
and unity of the marriage, until we can enter the marriage supper
of the Lamb of God.
experience the power to defeat Satan the trinity who is the source
of problems. It means all problems will be solved even the
impossible one. Satan the trinity is the source of failure. If they
are defeated, it means God will make our life neat, beautiful, and
successful. He will also use our life for the glory of His name.