General Service in Malang, January 13, 2019 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning
with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became
And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of
the ships were destroyed.
second trumpet is sounded. It is the second condemnation of the Son
of God to the world with all of creatures in it who reject the sound
of the second trumpet nowadays, the shepherding word, or the true
teaching word which is hard, sharper than any two-edged sword, and
repeated to sanctify the congregation until being
It also means that they
reject the sanctification and keep the sins.
of the second trumpet is signified by
the great mountain which is
thrown into the sea.
The great mountain refers to the
sins which increase up to the peak or the sins of eating drinking,
namely smoking, getting drunk, drugs abuse, et
and the sins of marrying-being given in marriage, namely adultery
with all of its kinds.
The sea refers to the Gentiles.
Woe to the multitude of many people Who make a noise like the roar
of the seas, And to the rushing of nations That make a rushing like
the rushing of mighty waters!
the great mountain burning with fire which
thrown into the sea refers to the Gentiles who are powered by the
sins of Babylon.
In consequence, "a
third of the ships were destroyed."
'For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' Every
shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as
many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance
"and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,
'What is like this great city?'
18:19 "They threw dust
on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, 'Alas,
alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became
rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.'
"Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and
prophets, for God has avenged you on her!"
third of the ships were destroyed" means that the people who trade
on the sea are powered, dragged, and destroyed by the sins of
Why do You make men like fish of the sea, Like creeping things that
have no ruler over them?
1:15 They take up all of them with a
hook, They catch them in their net, And gather them in their dragnet.
Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
they refer to the people who are like
fish of the sea which swim from one to other place day and night
The facts found in it are
is busy to look for the physical thing until he forgets and does not
look for God.
busy in doing sins up to the peak, namely the sins of
eating-drinking and the sins of marrying-being given in marriage.
consequences are as follows:
does not experience the rest, peace, and silence, but only the
weariness, heavy burden, difficulties,
bitterness, tears, being unhappy, or the atmosphere of curse.
becomes the woman of Babylon who is perfect in wickedness and
uncleanness, the bride of Satan, or the false church that will be
God helps men who are like the fish of the sea who are
in curse and aim at the perdition through the casting of the net of
the Gospel or the word of God. If the men can receive the net of the
word of God, they will be glad and rejoice.
There are two
times of the casting of the net of the
word of God or the Gospel as follows:
casting of the net of the Gospel word, the Gospel of salvation,
the milk, or the good news.
5:4 When He had
stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep
and let down your nets for a catch."
But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled
all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let
down the net."
when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and
their net was breaking.
5:7 So they signaled to their partners
in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled
both the boats, so that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,
"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O
1:13 In Him you
also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having
believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of
cold water to a weary soul, So is good news
from a far country.
The gospel word
preaches the first coming of Jesus to the world as the only sinless
man but He must die on the cross to save the sinful men.
processes to receive the salvation from God are as follows:
we are righteous, we will be peaceful. It refers to the fish which
have entered the net
of the gospel, been saved and blessed, and
become blessing for other people.
Jesus as the only Savior.
stopping sinning, returning to God, or dying to sin. [Luke
Through the preaching of the word, we can realize, regret,
and confess our sins to God and other people. So, we will
experience the forgiveness by the blood of Jesus. After being
forgiven, do not do the sins anymore, but die to sins. It
starts from the sins of hatred and lie. We
are set free from the hand of Satan and return back to the hand of
Therefore we were
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..
baptism is that one who has repented
to sin must be buried in water with Jesus and he will arise from
the tomb of water with Him. So, the heaven is opened, and we get
the new life or live in righteousness.
[Luke 5:7] After being
blessed, we must be watchful so that we do not drown in the
We are drowned if we are egoistic and selfish. We must remember
other people, namely God who gives the blessing by giving the tithe
and the special offering and other people who are in need by giving
and visiting them. After that, we can enjoy the blessing of God.
and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were
partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be
will catch men."
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should
obey it in its lusts.
And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness
to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments
of righteousness to God.
will catch men. It means that we become the instruments of
righteousness, namely the servant and the minister of God who serve
Him faithfully and righteously. We are used to bring the fish of the
sea or the sinful men to enter the
net of the Gospel
or receive the salvation from God through testifying. Testifying
refers to affirming
And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish,
and their net was breaking.
must be watchful because the net is breaking. It means that we must
increase our spirituality because the temptation and the sins on the
too. We must not only stay in the net of salvation, gospel, good
news, or the blessing of God so that our net does not break and we
do not return
to the sea or the old life which aims at the curse and
For example, Simon Peter was a great man but
returned to the sea of the world or become a fisherman.
Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said
to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and
immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is
the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he
put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into
fisher of men
returns to the fisherman, he is in total failure, naked, ashamed,
and worse than before, and cannot be glorified with God, but
casting of the net of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the solid
food, or the Bride Tidings.
And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the
boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were
not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have
Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large
fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so
many, the net was not broken.
4:3 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.
25:6 "And at midnight a cry was heard:
'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ preaches the second
coming of Jesus on the glorious clouds as the King of all kings or
the heavenly Bridegroom to sanctify and renew us until being
perfect like Jesus, so we are ready to welcome
His second coming on the glorious clouds.
In the second
casting of the net, there were one
hundred and fifty-three big fishes which were
caught, but the net was not broken. It means that the preaching of
the true teaching word which is sharper than two-edged sword makes
people who are counted by God.
20:37 "I will make you pass under the
rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the
counted means being
7:10 And there a woman met him, With the
attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.
She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at
At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at
cannot stay in home, love to quarrel, and look for trouble. Divorce
will multiply problems or destroy the
marriage. Reconciling means finishing the problem.
which cannot stay at home mean
not being shepherded, but wandering
so he meets the woman of Babylon. If one is not shepherded, he will
be failed and naked sometime.
So, nowadays, we must be
shepherded, because we are like a sheep for the slaughter whose
distance is only a step with the death.
requirements of being shepherded are as
results are as follows:
must be in the shepherding pen or have the perseverance in doing
three main services as follows:
body, soul, and spirit attach to the trinity of God and we cannot
be touched by the trinity of Satan.
General Service to get the fellowship with Holy Spirit God in the
anointing and gifts of Holy Spirit.
Bible Study Service and Holy Communion to get the fellowship with
the Son of God in the true teaching word and sacrifice of Christ.
Prayer Service to get the fellowship with Father God in His love.
must hear and obey the voice of the shepherd, shepherding word, or
the sound of the trumpet which is repeated.
So, we will
experience the spiritual growth until we are mature.
It means experiencing the sanctification and renewal continually
until we are perfect and result
in the number one hundred and fifty-three.
One hundred refers to ten multiplied by
ten. It means hearing and obeying the word.
Fifty refers to the
Pentecost or the anointing of Holy Spirit which makes us fervent in
spirit to serve and minister to God.
Three refers to the body,
soul, and spirit which are renewed until being the same
as the image of the Trinity of God or having
nine fruits of Spirit.
5:22 But the
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Love, joy, and peace refer to the image of the Father God.
The longsuffering, kindness, and goodness refer to the image of
the Son of God.
The faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
refer to the image of the Holy Spirit God.
this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have
sought out many schemes."
fact found in it is being honest about
the word or God and our life, namely
being honest in confessing our sins and everything.
53:3 He is
despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with
grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised,
and we did not esteem Him.
was willingly not counted so that we can be counted by God. The
honest one will be counted by God.
hair of our head is numbered. It means that God is able to preserve
and protect us in the midst of difficulties in the world until the
age when Antichrist rules over the world for three and a half years
up to the eternal life.
the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
watches, cares our deepest feeling, and gives us peace, so all
things are easy and light and all of our problems are finished by
And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My
people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their
taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
3:8 "So I
have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land
to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to
the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and
the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
counts and watches the steps of our life because there is
only a step between us and the death.
31:4 Does He
not see my ways, And count all my steps?
step or a cubit is the measurement which is used to measure the
Tabernacle. It means that every step of our life must be used in
edifying the spiritual Tabernacle or active in the ministry
for edifying the perfect body of
And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the
gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"
steps of the people who are used or
sent by God are the successful and
beautiful ones. It continuous until the time when He comes for the
second time that we are changed to be perfect, so we are worthy to
welcome His coming on the glorious clouds.