General Service in Malang, February 06, 2011 (Sunday Morning)
26 points to the
golden pot that had the manna in
Tabernacle's structure (the image pattern of Kingdom of Heaven).
At the top of Mount Sinai, Moses
fasted for forty days and forty nights and got two things from God:
Two tablets of stone.
God's instruction about the building of
Tabernacle [Exodus 25-40].
9:4 which had the golden censer and the ark of
the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were
the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod
that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
man is a clay pot. In heaven, there is only golden pot. Therefore,
the clay pot must be changed into golden pot.
golden pot means as follows:
is the usefulness of doing the ministry, that is the clay pot will be
changed into the golden pot.
Renewal of life from
flesh man (clay) to become spiritual man as perfect as Jesus (gold).
Permanent/ perfect faith.
good as any human in the world (smart, rich, etc), they are only
fragile clay pots. It means as follows:
God wants to attempt to make us the golden pot.
Easily being disappointed, discouraged, also
easily being proud of something.
Easily falling into sin, up to the peak of sins
(eating-drinking sins: getting drunk, smoking, consuming drugs; and
sexuality sins: wrong marriage).
Life who will be perished forever.
that the clay pot is not easily broken and fragile, it must be filled
with FAITH (believing) IN JESUS
up to the perfect/ permanent faith.
3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish
but have everlasting life.
life in the kingdom of Heaven = permanent/ perfect faith (the golden
THE GROWTH OF FAITH in
Entering the Gate = faith (believing) in
Outside Jesus, there is
no Heaven, and human cannot enter the Heaven.
can we get the faith from?
10:17 So then faith comes by
hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
comes by hearing the word of God in the anointing oil of Holy Spirit
(Christ) = the
Word whose secret is revealed by the Holy Spirit, i.e. one verse is
explained by another verse = God's own words = the true teaching
Faith comes by hearing the
true teaching Word = the TRUE FAITH.
The true faith saves people.
Because there is wrong faith,
as the faith of Thomas, that is faith comes by seeing.
comes by seeing do not have joy. It only believes God when there is
help, but when there is no help from God, there is no more faith in
Satan tries to obstruct human
to get the true faith, by disturbing during the preaching of the
The pastor no longer preaches the true teaching
Word, but only jokes, knowledge, illustration that cannot be
accounted for, which only raise the flesh's emotion and do not
result in faith.
The congregation is disturbed by not being
serious during the preaching, being sleepy, such that the preaching
do not result in faith.
to obstruct when we are going to the church, and moreover during
Being sleepy during
the preaching is the disturbance of unclean spirit, because when
the last verse is read, the sleepiness disappears. We have to fight
against the sleepiness!
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, And
I will praise the LORD.
is the gate of the LORD, Through which the righteous shall enter.
118:21 I will praise
You, For You have answered
me, And have become my salvation.
If our praise is true (in the anointing
of Holy Spirit), it will excite us on the preaching of the Word.
During the preaching and hearing to
the Word = we queue to enter the Heaven's gate.
us yearn and cry for the revelation of the Word, such
that we can understand and receive the Word, until practice it and
becomes faith in our life.
can receive the revelation of the Word (the
Word becomes faith and practice), we
will get the opening doors in the world, up to the Heaven's gate.
Let us check from now, has the
Heaven's gate been opened for us?
28:16. Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and
said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
28:17 And he was afraid
and said, "How awesome is this place! This is
none other than the house of God, and this is the gate
gate = the house of God, it is our place to minister and serve God.
The proof that the Heaven's
gate has been opened for us: we
always in the house of God = we can
become FAITHFUL and RESPONSIBLE
in the ministry to God.
careful! Often we like to spend much time in the world but do not
like to minister and serve in the house of God.
the Heaven's gate has been opened for us, God will also open the
doors in the world.
The Table of Showbread = perseverance in
Bible Study with Holy Communion Service.
denotes the true teaching Word (there are two rows of showbread, six
in a row = 66 books in the Bible).
drink offering denotes the sacrifice of Christ.
longing is for filling our life with the true teaching Word and Holy
Communion through the perseverance in the Bible Study with Holy
Communion Service, such that we do not
become broken clay pot, but become golden pot with perfect/
26:1. Now it came to pass, when Jesus had
finished all these sayings,
that He said to His disciples,
"You know that after two days is the
and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."
In the Bible Study with Holy
Holy Communion = God becomes flesh.
Bible Study = the Word of God is repeated until
becomes flesh in our life.
usefulness are as follows:
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write
the same things to you is not tedious,
but for you it is safe.
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of
repeated Word (deeper and deeper) is to give us the assurance of
faith = to firm
our faith, such that we are not tossed by the false teachings =
THE FIRM FAITH.
Study Service is important, such that our faith will not fall, but
keep steadfast until God's second coming.
" But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can
stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's
fire And like launderers' soap.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and
silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in
Study service is to purify the spots (outside sins) and corrosion
(inside sins), such that our
ministry pleases God and lasts until Jesus' second coming, we
are lifted up and together with Him forever.
persevere in the Bible Study service, until we
are presented as choice gold and silver.
perseverance is not enough, we must also be purified.
10:20. The tongue of the righteous is
choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth
silver = right tongue/ words, not telling lies, not covering
If one does
not want to persevere in Bible Study service, or be purified, he
will be filled with lies/trickeries, hide the sins, until kill the
26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes,
and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high
priest, who was called Caiaphas,
and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and
= God's love, being obedient.
we are honest, there must be love/ obedience (not rebelling).
we are not honest, there must be no love, there is only lies and
"For thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Once more (it
is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth,
the sea and dry land;
2:7 and I will shake
all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and
I will fill this temple with glory,' says the LORD of hosts.
2:8 'The silver is
Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the LORD of
and silver = life used by God on the revival of Holy Spirit in the
and gold are God's own means as follows:
Although the world is shaken in crisis,
God's servant as silver and gold will be cared
and protected directly by God,
remain in peace,
until really become God's own
(God's bride) forever.
The golden pot that had the manna =
PERMANENT/ PERFECT FAITH.
faith can become perfect as gold through the test of faith.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while,
if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
that the genuineness of your faith, being
much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by
fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of
Do not doubt
Jesus nor step back from perseverance when there are trials!
various trials, God's aim is to grow our faith.
example is Job.
1:1. There was a man in the land of Uz, whose
name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright,
and one who feared God and shunned evil.
And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.
1:3 Also, his
possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five
hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large
household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of
Job was a great
people physically and spiritually.
did God put him in trials? Because Job did
not have perfect faith, the proofs are as follows:
3:1. After this Job opened his mouth and
cursed the day of his birth.
Frequently being disappointed and discouraged,
until asking for death; also easily being proud.
3:11. "Why did I not die at birth? Why
did I not perish when I came from the womb?
disappointed and discouraged = feeling himself great or able to do
everything, such that when something is not achieved, he easily
gets disappoint and discourage.
Feeling himself right, such that blaming God and
32:1. So these three men ceased answering
Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the
Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath
was aroused because he justified himself rather than God.
Therefore, God let Job experience trials until he
completely lost everything such that Job can have the perfect faith
23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When
He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
results of the test of faith are as follows:
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the
Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have
heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by
the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
God blesses us.
happens, we must keep persevering, especially in three kinds of
main service (the shepherding).
Patience in sorrows.
not grumble, but keep giving thanks to the Lord!
Patience in waiting God's time.
not look for a way out by yourself!
out outside the Word = deadlock and destruction.
So we are always confident, knowing that while
we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
42:5 "I have heard of You by the hearing
of the ear, But now my eye
I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes."
confident = whatever our condition is, whether in blessings or in
We confess that we are just clay which have
no ability and are not worthy.
we success, it is because of God's help. We are only clay which
has no power, no grandeur.
If we fail, it is proper for us
since we are just clay.
We keep looking and worshiping God only,
believing and entrusting ourselves fully to God.
stretch out our hands to God and God also stretches out His
merciful hands to us = we live in God's grace, and God will
conduct miracles in our life.
is able to make miracles doubly. Carnally, God is able to recover
our downfall. Spiritually, God will renew us until we become as
perfect as Him.