General Service in Malang, January 02, 2011 (Sunday Morning)
25:31. "When the Son of Man comes in His
glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the
throne of His glory.
the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them
one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from
25:33 And He
will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 Then the King will
say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
Jesus second coming, He will appear as King of all kings and
Great Shepherd to divide the sheep from the
goats. Neither all Christians, nor all God's
servants are sheep, but there are goats. Judas is God's servant,
but he was a goat. Husband and wife also can be separated; one is
sheep and one is goat.
are on the right hand of God, the goats are on the left hand of God.
The bases of separation are not
physical matters, but characteristic.
25:35 for I was hungry and you
gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger
and you took Me in;
Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly,
I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the
least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'
"Then He will also say to those on the left hand,
'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for
the devil and his angels:
I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me
they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You
hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and
did not minister to You?'
He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as
you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did
not do it to Me.'
goats are on the left hand of God because of egoism
that is not loving the other people who need. This is equal to not
loving God, not being obedient.
loving the others and not loving God = without love. The consequence
is entering the everlasting fire.
sheep has love character,
that is loving the other people who need. This is equal to loving
God, being obedient to the Word of God.
is eternal, so the sheep will enter the eternal Heavenly Kingdom.
2010 is the year of being delivered as Israelites
going out of Egypt.
2011 is the year of
separation, and the year of revival
and the year of miracle.
Israelites were going out of Egypt, they went to Canaan. Therefore,
Moses sent 12 spies. Here also there was separation based on
will be a separation between Israelites and Joshua and Caleb (they
represent as God's servant).
13:27 Then they told him, and said:
"We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk
and honey, and this is its fruit.
Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are
strong; the cities are fortified and
very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
And they gave the children of Israel a bad
report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The
land through which we have gone as spies is a land
that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it
are men of great stature.
There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came
from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight,
and so we were in their sight."
10 spies told
a bad report, that is the mixing of the true teaching Word with the
strange doctrines (the sound from the flesh, the other teaching,
10 spies was
not obedient to the true teaching Word = without any love.
consequence was these 10 spies died on the wilderness, they did not
enter the movement of the building of the body of Christ, but
entered the building of the body of Babel.
13:30 Then Caleb quieted the people before
Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we
are well able to overcome it."
and Caleb were obedient. They had love, such that they entered the
movement of the building of the body of Christ until entering the
spies also represent God's servant, but they brought a bad report,
so that they will be separated.
egoistic characteristic will grumble, but love character will always
testify and glorify God whatever the situation faced.
The Israelites complained
= the characteristic of goat which is being egoistic, without any
14:1. So all the congregation lifted up
their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.
And all the children of Israel complained
against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them,
"If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died
in this wilderness!
14:29 The carcasses of you who have
complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who
were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years
old and above.
of complaining is 603.548 people from
twenty years old and above died and being carcasses in the
wilderness. They were perishing physically and spiritually until
became carcasses in the wilderness.
will be a big separation. From 603.550 people,
only 2 people
who were true. We must be
Joshua and Caleb kept testifying
and glorifying the true teaching Word,
there was no grumbling.
14:8 If the
LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give
it to us, 'a land which flows with milk and honey.'
Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the
people of the land, for they are our bread; their
protection has departed from them, and the LORD is
with us. Do not fear them."
result is Joshua and Caleb were used in the movement of the building
of the perfect body of Christ, until entering the eternal Heavenly
But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their
bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
Now these things became our examples, to the intent
that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
And do not become idolaters as were some
of them. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and
drink, and rose up to play."
let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day
twenty-three thousand fell;
as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.
10:11 Now all these
things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our
admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have
is one of the sins at the end of the ages which will separate God's
There are 3
things which cause complaining as follows:
God blesses us.
When facing a temptation.
we feel great, but when there is complaining, we just equal to
because of making the temptation
greater that the word of God, greater than the power of God.
Why does God let us experience
God lets temptation
come as the faith test, such that our
faith is pure as pure gold, the perfect faith which is not shaken,
the faith which does not fall forever and is ready to welcome God's
1:6. In this you greatly rejoice, though now
for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various
1:7 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 Jesus Christ,
temptation comes, we are still being
trained to walk on the pure gold, the street of New Jerusalem.
21:21 The twelve gates were
twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the
street of the city was pure gold,
like transparent glass.
people who have faith as a pure gold will be able to walk on the
street of New Jerusalem.
weak faith will not be able to walk on the street of New Jerusalem.
In the ministry.
16:8 Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now,
you sons of Levi:
it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated
you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself,
to do the work of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before
the congregation to serve them;
and that He has brought you near to Himself,
you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you
seeking the priesthood also?
Therefore you and all your company are
gathered together against the LORD. And what is Aaron
that you complain against him?"
do we complain in the ministry?
of demanding for the rights, that is eating-drinking rights,
compliment rights, demanding for a position.
17:7 And which of you, having a servant
plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from
the field, 'Come at once and sit down to eat'?
But will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare
something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have
eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink'?
Does he thank that servant because he did the things
that were commanded him? I think not.
So likewise you, when you have done all those things
which you are commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants. We
have done what was our duty to do.'"
right ministry is having no
rights, only having duties.
Jesus leaves all His rights, and does the duty to die on the cross.
Our primary duty in the ministry
is glorifying God, exalting God.
49:3 " And He said to me, ' You are
My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.'
Then I said, 'I have labored in vain, I have spent
my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just
reward is with the LORD, And my work
with my God.'"
we serve God with duties, our rights
and rewards are with the Lord; not
only the rights and rewards for the present life, but also the
rights and rewards for eternal life.
Because of loathing manna.
21:4. Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by
the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul
of the people became very discouraged on the way.
And the people spoke against God and against Moses:
"Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?
For there is no food and no water, and our
soul loathes this worthless bread."
So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and
they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.
78:23 Yet He had commanded the clouds
above, And opened the doors of heaven,
Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them
of the bread of heaven.
ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full.
is the angels' food.
= the Word, angel
manna denotes the
shepherding Word, that is the Word
entrusted to a pastor to be preached to the congregation faithfully
and repeatedly, to become food for the congregation, such that the
congregation grows to the spiritual maturity.
shepherding Word cannot be learnt by any ways in the world, because
manna is from the heaven. The shepherding Word only
can be learned under God's feet, and it is the form of God's
shepherding Word is as the pure and spiritual milk from the mother.
Israelites loathed the shepherding
Word, such that fiery serpents came as the consequence.
21:6 So the LORD sent fiery serpents
among the people, and they bit the people; and many of
the people of Israel died.
serpents denote the sins which kill our spirituality,
eating-drinking sins (smoking, drinking, consuming drugs) and
sexuality sins, complaining sins.
serpents also denote false teachings.
the true shepherding Word, we should not complain!
newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word,
that you may grow thereby,
right attitude is being able to honor,
enjoy, and practice the true shepherding word,
as babes enjoy the mother's milk.
our position is as baby on the embrace of mother's hands, we
are on the embrace of God's hands as the Great Shepherd.
result is as follows:
49:14 But Zion said, "The LORD has
forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me."
" Can 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 you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My
hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
will never forget us and leave us; but God always remembers us,
cares us, God always understands and struggles with us.
will protect and care us in the middle of difficult world. God's
loving hands will solve all our problems even the impossible one.
God's loving hands will give a beautiful future.
will keep struggling until we may enter New Jerusalem, together with