General Service in Malang, February 10, 2013 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
28 refers to Shekinah glory or the light of glory.
There is the
light of glory behind death or cross experience with Jesus.
spreading the light of glory, there is infiltration of the spread of
Now while they
were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported
to the chief priests all the things that had happened.
When they had
assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large
sum of money to the soldiers,
them, 'His disciples came at night and stole Him away
while we slept.'
spread of the darkness is the spread of false testimony and teaching
that rejects the resurrection of Jesus, so one keeps preserving the
flesh characters and loses salvation. The spread of the darkness is
encouraged by the power of money or mammon, or the spirit of
Then Jesus went
into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in
the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the
seats of those who sold doves.
And He said to
them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of
prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'"
blind and the
lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
false teaching encouraged by the spirit of selling-buying causes the
church of God becomes blind and lame spiritually. One keeps being
imperfect so he will be left on Jesus' second coming.
blind and lame spiritually is the disease of hard heart.
the Lord said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you
brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.
have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They
have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed
to it, and said, 'This is
your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!'"
the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed it is
a stiff-necked people!
Israelites are hardening their heart so they are blind spiritually
and cannot distinguish the true and false teaching.
consequence is falling in idolatry, and making the house of God as
the den of thieves.
But even if our
gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
whose minds the
god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of
the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should
shine on them.
the last days, the church of God is hardening their heart so they
reject the true teaching Word. It happens because of preserving sins.
Without the true teaching Word, a marriage or ministry or
fellowship just equals to fellowship of blind people.
And Moses turned
and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony
in his hand. The tablets were
written on both sides; on the one side
and on the other they were written.
Now the tablets
the work of God, and the writing was
the writing of God engraved on the tablets.
32:19 So it was, as
soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and
the dancing. So Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets
out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.
Then he took the
calf which they had made, burned it
in the fire, and ground it
to powder; and he scattered it
on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.
attitude of the servant of God in facing spiritual blind is being
firm, meaning as follows.
the two tablets of stone tightly.
It means holding fast and
being obedient to the true teaching Word.
the two tablets of stone.
The two tablets of stone represent the
love of God. Breaking the two tablets of stone means holding fast
the redemption by the blood of Jesus on the cross as the
manifestation of God's love to man.
the servant of God holds fast the true teaching Word and the
redemption by the blood of Jesus, the golden calf will be ground to
powder. It means hard heart will be renewed to become meek.
church of God in the last days must have meek heart as the fig tree
that has been tender, so we can bear fruits up to perfection.
can have the meek heart through two things as follows.
strength of the true teaching Word and the redemption by the blood
They refer to perseverance in Bible Study Service with
true water baptism.
How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
Therefore 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.
who formerly were
disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days
of Noah, while the
ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were
saved through water.
There is also an
antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth
of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God),
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
the true water baptism, one who has died from sins must be buried in
water with Jesus, to be raised with Him in newness of life. Walking
in newness of life means having good conscience or meek heart.
Afterwards, we must keep persevering in the Bible Study Service
(in Holy Place) to be processed continually to have the meek heart.
The more we have the meek heart, the more we bear fruit up to the
fruit of perfection.
practices of having the meek heart are as follows.
can confess our sins honestly to God and the others. If we are
forgiven, we must not do sins anymore.
can forgive and forget the others' sins.
is the same as reconciling our sin by the blood of Jesus on the
cross. The sin is the heaviest problem that burdens man, starting
from this world to the hell. If the sin is reconciled by the blood of
Jesus, all our problems will be solved by Him. Reconciling sin means
solving problems and erasing tears.
meaning of the calf is as follows.
up to the peak of sins, that is sin concerning eating-drinking and
marrying-being given in marriage.
out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are
unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for
Therefore let us
keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice
and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread
of sincerity and truth.
5:11 But now I have written to you not to
keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral,
or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner--not even to eat with such a person.
is represented by six sins that become flesh and blood. The close is
being a liar.
The blood of Jesus is able to set us free from
sins, so we may live in righteousness and holiness.
sins that is usually unrealized (the calf is ground to powder). It
means as follows.
of not ministering God, which has become a habitual sin, even
intentionally not ministering God.
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is
the manner of some, but exhorting one
and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation
which will devour the adversaries.
angry emotionally and without love, which causes
no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not
you learn his ways
And set a snare for your soul.
can get angry, but it must be with love and with aim to help and
lift up the one who makes mistakes.
sin, meaning covering sin by blaming the others.
curse of sins (drinking the water that contains the gold), meaning
bitterness, pain, labor, and bearing heavy burden.
work of the true teaching Word and the redemption by the blood of
Jesus want to set us free from the sins up to the curse of sins.
redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us
(for it is written, "Cursed is
everyone who hangs on a tree"),
that the blessing
of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we
might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
sins and the curse of sins have been reconciled by the blood of
Jesus, so we may receive the blessing of Abraham, that is carnal and
spiritual blessings (the Holy Spirit) up to our descendants.
morning, we need the meek heart. We must not preserve our sin, and
not debate about it. All we need is reconciling our sin, confessing
and forgiving each other.
usefulness of Holy Spirit is as follows.
Spirit helps us to understand the true teaching Word, believe and
have faith on it, also remember and practice it, so we may live in
righteousness and holiness. Thus, we will live in calm and peace.
But the Helper,
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach
you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said
Peace I leave
with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give
to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
are in calm and peace, we will get victory with God over all
Spirit helps us to be faithful and fervent in spirit in ministering
God until the end of our life or until Jesus comes a second
not lagging in
diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
one is not fervent in spirit in ministering God, he will flare up in
evil and uncleanness.
Spirit helps us to worship God in a right way.
Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we
should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Now He who
searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
because He makes intercession for the saints according to the
will of God.
And we know that
all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His
result of true worship is we can see God (we are not blind anymore).
We can stretch out both our hands to God and He will also stretch
out His hands to us to make everything good and beautiful, even