General Service in Malang, December 30, 2018 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We learn about
are two possibilities in the blowing of the trumpet as follows.
The present blowing of
the trumpet. It means the shepherding Word or the true and hard
teaching one that is preached by a shepherd faithfully and orderly
in regularity for all of us to sanctify and change us or grow our
spirituality to maturity until we are perfect and worthy to welcome
Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
future blowing of the trumpet. It refers to the judgment of the Son
of God to the world with the contents that reject the sound of the
present blowing of the trumpet, the hard teaching Word, or the
The first angel sounded: And hail
and fire followed, mingled with blood,
and they were thrown to the earth. And a
third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned
blowing of the first trumpet means the first condemnation of the Son
of God to the world that rejects the trumpet sound or
It is signified by the hail and fire, mingled with
blood, so a third of the trees are burned up, and all green grass is
The hail means crisis in love or the love that
The fire means that lawlessness will abound.
flowing blood means shedding the blood of the
Consequently, a third of the trees are burned up
and all green grass is burned up.
The grass refers to the
All green grass is burned up means that lawlessness
will abound because the love grows colcvvd. The shepherd does not
feed the congregation and the sheep do not want to be shepherded. For
example, Judas Iscariot becomes betrayer and sells Jesus.
facts found in the lawlessness of Judas Iscariot are as follows:
fellowship or conspiracy with the men who are against Jesus.
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went
to the chief priests
to betray Him to them.
And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him
money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.
Iscariot becomes disobedient because of false company with the chief
priests. It means having fellowship with the men who are against
Jesus' teaching or the true teaching word or hearing other voice
that is not in line with the trumpet sound or shepherding word.
is the same as having fellowship with the men who have evil plan and
the lusts of the flesh that drag to sin. It also means having
conspiracy because of money or physical things such as position,
Jesus means that one is separated from the body of Christ, the true
fellowship, or Jesus as the Head, so he is destroyed forever.
Iscariot always avoids the repeated true teaching word
that is sharper than any two-edged sword, so his heart becomes dirty
because of sins. The word never points his life, so he never
experiences the purification.
He answered and said, "He
who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
"The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but
woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have
been good for that man if he had not been born."
Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, "Rabbi,
is it I?"
He said to him, "You have said it."
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
we hide our sin, it will grow to become the following things:
Judas sells Jesus. It means that he rejects the true teaching word
and chooses the false one, so he bursts open in the middle and all
his entrails gush out.
thoughts. It means prejudice and blaming others and Jesus (the true
It means hatred, bitterness, up to hatred without a cause.
It means uncleanness.
It means stealing God's, namely the tithe and special offerings,
witness or lying.
It starts from slandering up to the blasphemy to God (the true
teaching is said false and the false one is said true).
It means that all hidden sins are
revealed, but there is no more forgiveness. He is ashamed. He cannot
be glorified, so he is destroyed forever.
name of Judas is written in the last and stated as a traitor.
Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the
Judas the son of James, and Judas
Iscariot who also became a traitor.
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the
Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which
we know that it is the last hour.
went out from us, but they were not of us;
for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but
they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them
were of us.
Iscariot is not of us.
facts of not being of us are as follows:
being shepherded as well as not abiding in the true vine, the true
teaching word, or Jesus Himself.
Not being shepherded is the
same as a fig tree by the road that does not yield fruit.
yielding fruit is the same as not changing, so one keeps the
fleshly man with evil desire (the will of money), unclean desire,
and bitterness (envy, hatred without a cause, and revenge to the
Consequently, he experiences the spiritual
dryness and death. He enjoys the sins up to the peak. The
characteristic is being angry when he is reproved. On the contrary,
if one can confess when he is reproved, he is still able to be
appreciating the ministry. He is used to coming late although he
can come earlier. He does not pay attention in the ministry,
especially in hearing the word and praying. He does not minister to
God faithfully and fervently anymore.
Jesus. It means sacrificing the ministry or spiritual thing to get
the physical one.
does not see our greatness, weakness, infirmity, and problem, but our
seriousness to totally lean on Jesus.
"Were the Ethiopians and the Lubim not a huge army with very
many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the LORD, He
delivered them into your hand.
eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to show Himself strong on behalf of
those whose heart is loyal to Him.
In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have
Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, for he was
enraged at him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people
at that time.
eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth means that
He remembers, cares, and struggles to give extra power for us whose
hearts are loyal to Him.
results are as follows:
fights for us. He gives victory to us who are small and powerless.
He releases us from sins up to the peak. He is able to fight to
finish all of our impossible problems.
gives us power to get wealth or blessing.
"And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He
who gives you power to get wealth,
that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers,
as it is this day.
is able to take care of our physical life abundantly in the middle
of the difficulties in the world until we give thanks to
Spiritually, God gives us wealth or the revelation of the
word. We experience the satisfaction of the word, so we do not look
for other satisfaction in the world. We do not enter the upcoming
famine that culminates until antichrist reigns over the world for
three and a half years.
gives us extra power to face the cross, sprinkle of blood, or sorrow
so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before
our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all
we totally lean on Jesus, we will not labor and become heavy laden.
We are not disappointed and desperate as well as we do not leave God
in facing anything, but we keep ministering to Him faithfully and
fervently. We keep worshipping Him, so the miracle happens, namely
the renewal of life from fleshly men to spiritual ones. It starts
from being honest, especially about the teaching.
miracle will happen too, namely the impossible thing becomes
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we
are changed to become as perfect as He is. We do not stumble in
words, but just say: Alleluia,
to greet Jesus when He comes on the glorious clouds. We are with Him