General Service in Malang, December 13, 2015 (Sunday Morning)
"I am the good shepherd. The good
shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
was willing to sacrifice everything, even His life, to be able to put
us in the good and righteous shepherding, so that we are not attacked
by the beast, but taken care of until we are perfect like Him.
is why we need to give our whole life to God and to be in the good
and righteous shepherding, and we will be on God's hands, the good
results are as follows.
will guarantee our life with His care, from now to the end of
sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall
anyone snatch them out of My hand.
good shepherd's hands will lead us to the final shepherding in New
the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and
lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away
every tear from their eyes."
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I counsel you
to buy from Me gold
refined in the fire,
that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed,
that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your
eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
As many as I
love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
condition of the church of the Laodiceans is lukewarm. Physically,
they do not lack of anything, but spiritually empty because they are
not filled with the true word. The consequence is they are vomited,
useless, disgusting, unclean, and banished forever.
rebukes, gives advices, and chastens the church of Laodiceans or us,
so that we earn the wealth of heaven, and we can please God's heart.
are three kinds of the wealth of heaven as follows.
refined in the fire.
white garments to cover the nakedness.
salve to anoint the eyes.
2. The white garments to cover the nakedness.
refers to the garment that God entrusts us, which is the garment of
nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to
entrusted garments is also the robe of shepherding.
do we need to be in the shepherding?
Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
no matter how great we are in this world, we are only like a lamb in
the middle of wolves. We really need a shepherd or a shepherding.
is the example of shepherding, as He sacrificed Himself to be a good
shepherd. We also have to give our time, energy, money, thought, and
everything else to be a good sheep.
characteristics of a good sheep are as follows.
and being obedient to the shepherd's voice, or eating the word.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know
them, and they follow Me.
we are obedient to the Shepherd's voice, we can follow Jim and we
are not lost.
If we can eat the word, we will grow to the
spiritual maturity and be perfect like Jesus.
in the shepherding.
these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them
two by two before His face into every city and place where He
Himself was about to go.
rod of shepherding will lead the sheep to enter the shepherding.
the Tabernacle that was made by Moses, there were 3 rooms, namely
The Court/salvation, The Holy Place/holiness, and the Most Holy
Place/perfection. We are saved, but not perfect yet. Our position
right now is in the Holy Place, which refers to the shepherding. In
the Holy Place, there are 3 things which refer to the diligence in
the 3 main services as follows.
the shepherding there are two things that happen as follows.
Golden Candlestick, which refers to the General Service, a
fellowship with God, the Holy Spirit, in His bounties.
Table of Showbread, which refers to the Bible Study Service, a
fellowship with the Son of God in the word and His sacrifice.
Golden Altar of Incense, which refers to the Prayer Service, a
fellowship with God, the Father, in His love.
results are as follows.
are like a tree planted in the Temple of God, so we are never dry
but we bear a lot of fruits.
body, soul, and spirit are attached to God Trinity and we are not
touched by Satan Trinity.
are like a cedar which flourishes.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He
shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in
the courts of our God.
get extra power from God so that we can be as follows.
strong means we do not fall down, but we keep on following and
serving God until the finish line.
in facing sins until the peak of sins. We keep on living in
in facing the false teaching. We hold firmly to the true teaching.
in facing the tribulation in every aspect of life. We keep on
believing and putting our hope in God.
are like a palm tree.
It means that we are not affected by the
dryness and infertility of the earth. The world is like an
infertile desert where there are only fake satisfactions. Living as
a palm tree means we are never spiritually thirsty, because we have
the heaven satisfaction, so that we do not search for the fake
satisfaction in the world and fall in the destruction of marriage.
The palm tree keeps on holding to the unity and holiness of the
marriage, until we enter the spiritual marriage when Jesus comes
for the second time.
are fruitful until the end of time.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; They
shall be fresh and flourishing,
learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is
be fruitful is to be changed, like a fig tree that becomes tender.
We have to be changed from a hard-hearted man to a tender-hearted
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
self-control. Against such there is no law.
of the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness.
it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went
out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an
Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed
the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
used his intelligence to minister to God, and did not rely on Him.
At the end, Moses became a murderer. For us now, it means that we
destroy the body of Christ through malice, gossips, or other
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the
priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert,
and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the
midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning
with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why
the bush does not burn."
when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him
from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he
said, "Here I am."
He said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your
feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
being in the shepherding, Moses took off his sandals, which means
that he became gentle like a newborn baby.
Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian
woman whom he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
they said, "Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He
not spoken through us also?" And the Lord heard it.
the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the
face of the earth.)
is the ability to forgive and pray for others, to be silent and not
to fight for oneself. If we are in silence, God will fight for us.
Moses was used even more and more by God until He entrusted him
with the Tabernacle and the two tables of stone. Until Moses'
death, God was still fighting for him [Jude 1:9], and Moses was
taken to Heaven.
This is the history of Jacob. Joseph,
being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers.
And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his
father's wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his
Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the
son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many
was in the shepherding so that he was gentle, he did not compromise
the sinful flesh. Joseph did not stand up for anyone, but God.
the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God
was with him
delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and
wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him
governor over Egypt and all his house.
earned two things as follows.
was used in the ministry of the building of the body of Christ.
and God's bounty to face the famine.
tunic of many colors, which refers to a successful and beautiful
they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord
Jesus, receive my spirit."
he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not
charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell
is the portrait of the church of the early rain. He was diligent in
the shepherding [Acts 2:41-42], so he was gentle. Gentleness is the
ability to forgive the sins of others and pray for those who
consider us as their enemy. Gentleness is the ability to pray to
God in the middle of misery.
he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the
glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing
at the right hand of God!"
result is Jesus is standing, which means as follows.
respects our ministry. We are glorified and used in the ministry
of the building of the body of Christ.
time has come for Jesus to help us, to take our burden and misery.
Jesus is struggling to solve our problems right on His time.
will come back to earth soon to change us to be as glorious as
Him. We will be lifted up high in the glorious cloud.