General Service in Malang, December 14, 2014 (Sunday Morning)
our sons may
as plants grown up in their youth;
our daughters may
Sculptured in palace style;
daughter is submitted to God to become as pillar in three places as
a marriage, a child can be obedient to the parents.
the house of God, a child can be well shepherded to the true
teaching Word. She can also be obedient and faithful as well as
fervent in spirit in ministering God.
know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one
can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and
have not denied My name.
God will open the doors with the key of David, that is His mercy and
lovingkindness. There will be a beautiful and successful future
door, all doors of problem will be solved, until the door of the New
Jerusalem is opened.
the New Jerusalem.
who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and
he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and
the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down
out of heaven from My God. And I
will write on him
My new name.
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2-3 is about the seven times of the sprinkling of blood in front of
the Ark of Covenant. It refers to the last sanctification to the
seven churches of the Gentiles or the church in the last days, until
they are perfect and blameless as Jesus. We can become the Heavenly
bride who is worthy to welcome His second coming.
know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I
the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are
a synagogue of Satan.
church in Smyrna is in tribulation, poverty, and being blasphemed. It
equals to experiencing the cross experience with Jesus or flesh
suffering with Him.
does God let us experience flesh suffering with Him?
commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief,
is so that we can receive the grace of God that is in the price of
the sacrifice of Christ. It cannot be paid by anything.
they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they
were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
we are not worthy to suffer with Him. If we can suffer with Him, we
must be happy and rejoice, because we receive His grace that is
greater than anything in this world.
usefulness of the grace of God is as follows.
grace of God saves all sinful men.
the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
grace moves men out of the darkness into His marvelous light.
all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in
men have sinned so they are naked, cursed, and will be destroyed
All things that come from this world cannot save
sinful man. Only by His grace, sinful men can be justified and
every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you
will not redeem it,
then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among
your sons you shall redeem.
donkey is the illustration of the Gentiles. A born donkey must be
broken in its neck. But if a lamb is slaughtered, the donkey is
saved. The Gentiles without the sacrifice of Christ (the
slaughtering of the lamb) are worthless since they are born only to
Therefore, the Gentiles must receive the grace of
God through the sacrifice of Christ to be saved.
to be saved (the Court of Tabernacle) is as follows.
the Gate, that is believing Jesus as the only Saviour through
hearing the Word of Christ or the Word anointed by the Holy Spirit.
If our heart believes, our lip will confess Jesus. It equals to
confessing our sins to God and the others, so we experience
Altar of Burnt Offerings, that is repenting, stoping sinning to
return to God, dying to sins.
Brazen Laver, that is water baptism.
we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life.
true water baptism is we must be buried in water together with
Jesus. Thus, we are raised together with Him to receive new life or
door of Tabernacle, that is Holy Spirit baptism.
answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
and Holy Spirit baptism result in Heavenly life, that is saved
the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all
us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
practices are as follows.
in righteousness, meaning leaving ungodliness and worldly lusts,
as well as sins.
soberly, meaning being obedient to the true teaching Word. Being
sober also means knowing the limit. All things we do and say are
according to the limit of the Word of God.
fairly, meaning not being on the side of human, but God and the
true teaching Word.
God in this world at the present. A ministry continues in the
Heaven. If one does not want to minister in the world, he will not
minister in the Heaven.
there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the
Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
ministry in the world is an exercise for living in the Heaven.
bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for
all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that
which is to come.
us fight for all things in this world, but let us also fight for
our ministry more than everything since it has the promise of the
present and future life.
grace of God sanctifies us, until we are holy as Jesus is holy (the
gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your
hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ;
obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as
in your ignorance;
as He who called you is
holy, you also be holy in all your
it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
requirements for a donkey to be sanctified are as follows.
donkey must be bound to the choice vine, meaning we must be
shepherded to the true teaching Word.
his donkey to the vine,
And his donkey's colt to the choice
vine, He washed his garments in wine,
And his clothes in the
blood of grapes.
donkey must know the crib, meaning we must be within the
shepherding pen, and able to enjoy the true teaching Word.
ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master's crib; But Israel
does not know, My people do not consider."
shepherding pen refers to the Holy Place. There are three types of
equipment inside it that refer to perseverance in three main
services as follows.
Candlestick refers to perseverance in General Service. We have
fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His gits.
of Showbread refers to perseverance in Bible Study Service with
Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the true
teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
Altar of Incense refers to perseverance in Prayer Service. We have
fellowship with Father God in His love.
set the wild donkey free?
Who loosed the bonds of the onager,
the Gentiles are not shepherded, they are as the wild donkey or the
In the shepherding, our body, spirit, and soul are
sanctified from the character and attitude of the wild donkey and
the onager by God the Trinity through the true shepherding Word and
Holy Communion, as well as the Holy Spirit and His love.
character of the wild donkey is walking around, meaning unwilling
to be shepherded. It also means being shepherded but the heart is
walking around. One also criticizes the Word, and makes joke or
daydreams when hearing the Word. The fate of this wild donkey is as
the Gadarenes who is demon-possesed.
when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of
the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with
he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains
had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces;
neither could anyone tame him.
always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs,
crying out and cutting himself with stones.
signs of this wild life are as follows.
onager refers to a harlot, that is the sins of Babylon, the sins
concerning eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, consuming
drugs) and marrying-being given in a marriage (sexual deviations,
mixed marriage, dishonesty, separation).
out, meaning gossiping, grumbling, blaming the others.
to stay in the tombs that refer to the discotheque, cinema, et
The spiritual tomb means a church without the true teaching Word
or without sanctification. The ministry only prioritizes
prosperity and carnal entertainment.
himself with stones, meaning having wrong marriage, violence in
the marriage, a husband hits his wife with words and deeds, a wife
does not want to submit to her husband, a child disobeys his
In the shepherding
pen, we will experience continuous sanctification until we are holy
as Jesus is holy.
grace is able to perfect us.
may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by
Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect,
establish, strengthen, and settle you.
is reached through the sprinkling of blood, that is flesh suffering
without any sins together with Jesus.
The donkey that
experiences flesh suffering without any sins together with Jesus is
the donkey that is ridden by Him on His last journey to Jerusalem.
It means the Gentiles are used in the revival of Holy Spirit in the
last days, that is the revival of building the perfect body of
Christ to the New Jerusalem.
If one does want to be ridden by
Jesus, he will be ridden by Balaam to the curse and perdition.
in all things
we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in
tribulations, in needs, in distresses,
stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness,
of the forms of suffering with Jesus is fasting.
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,
the sprinkling of blood or suffering as the servant of God, we will
experience the eternal glory of God. It equals to experiencing life
renewal from flesh man to become a new one as Jesus.
of the donkey ridden by Jesus are the steps of glory, the steps of
life renewal, the steps of miracle.
have put on the new man
who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who
there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised,
barbarian, Scythian, slave nor
free, but Christ is
all and in all.
elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness,
humility, meekness, longsuffering;
with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a
complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also
above all these things put on love, which is the bond of
can love the others as loving ourselves. We can love our enemy and
are willing to be harmed to help him. We can love God more than
everything and obey Him until the flesh does not sound
being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became
obedient to the
death, even the death of the cross.
God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is
above every name,
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and
of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
is obedient until His death on the cross and becomes a soothing
aroma for God. Thus, He receives the name which is above every name
to beat Satan the trinity. If the servant of God is obedient until
the flesh does not sound anymore, he will also receive the power of
His name to beat Satan the trinity.
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
proof is our tongue glorifies God, meaning we say good and right
words, testify and become blessing to the others. We only worship
Him. If the tongue is good and right, our deeds will be good and
right. We can give for the work of God and the others who are in
need. Thus, the Gentiles can present a soothing aroma in the
presence of God.
was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what
was called the Italian Regiment,
and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms
generously to the people, and prayed to God always.
the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God
coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius!"
when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, "What is it, lord?"
he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a
memorial before God.
Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten
a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the
son of her womb? Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget
I have inscribed you on the palms of
continually before Me.
He will remember us and we are as a baby in the embrace of His
hands. The results are as follows.
merciful hands of God are able to care and protect us in the middle
of difficulties in this world.
merciful hands of God are able to bear all weariness and heavy
burdens, so our life is easy, light, and joyful.
merciful hands of God are able to do the things that we cannot do
and able to solve all our problems even the impossible ones.
merciful hands of God bring us to the beautiful and successful
future up to the New Jerusalem.
she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels
at the gates, and names written on them, which are the
of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
sign of heading to the New Jerusalem is "a great and high wall",
meaning we keep being strong and of good courage, and being
faithful and fervent in spirit in ministering Him. We keep
the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting
for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.