General Service in Malang, January 20, 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.'
And if this comes
to the governor's ears, we will appease him and make you
So they took the
money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly
reported among the Jews until this day.
spread of the darkness means the spread of false teaching that
rejects the death and resurrection of Jesus.
was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of
dies to forgive us and set us free from sins. Jesus is raised to
The consequences of rejecting the death and
resurrection of Jesus are as follows.
the servants and children of God do not believe Jesus, so they keep
living in sins. It means as follows.
unwilling to confess sins, even blaming the others and God.
regretting doing sins, even enjoying it.
and rising in sins up to the peak of sins, that is sins concerning
eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, consuming drugs) and
marrying-being given in marriage (sexuality sin with all its
varieties, doing sex before a marriage, wrong marriage, mixed
marriage, marriage after divorce).
experiencing renewal of life, keeping on being flesh man who will
not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. It means being destroyed in the
lake of fire and brimstone.
starting point of renewal of life is water baptism. Water baptism is
a great matter that determines the next renewal until we may reach
the New Jerusalem. Therefore, God sends John the Baptist, the
greatest man who has been born in this earth.
And when all the
people heard Him,
even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the
baptism of John.
But the Pharisees
and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been
baptized by him.
Pharisees and lawyers do not want to be baptized by John the Baptist.
It means rejecting the true baptism. It happens because they preserve
true water baptism is the baptism according to the Bible and as the
baptism of Jesus.
But Jesus answered
and said to him, "Permit it
to be so now, for
thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he
When He had been
baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the
heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove and alighting upon Him.
there is no need for Jesus to be baptized, but He was baptized to
obey the will of God and become an example to all of us about the
true water baptism.
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.
buried with Him in
baptism, in which you also were raised with Him
through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
true water baptism is being buried in water. Otherwise, one has not
been baptized yet.
Being unwilling to be baptized means rejecting
the true water baptism and rejecting the will of God.
are three wills of God in the building of the body of Christ as
righteous as Jesus is righteous (the Court of Tabernacle).
let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous,
just as He is righteous.
steps are as follows.
the Gate, that is believing or having faith on Jesus as the only
Savior through listening the Word of God.
Altar of Burnt Offerings, meaning repentance, stopping sinning and
returning to God.
Brazen Laver, meaning water baptism.
of Tabernacle, that is Holy Spirit baptism.
Water baptism and
Holy Spirit baptism mean being newly born of water and the Spirit,
so we have relation with the opened Heaven.
answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and
he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
will receive new life, that is the Heavenly life, meaning we live
in righteousness until we are righteous as He is. We do not do sin
anymore and are being the instruments of righteousness. We serve
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will
surround him as with
life will be surrounded by the blessing and grace of God, so the
curse of this world cannot influence our life.
holy as Jesus is holy (the Holy Place).
as He who called you is
holy, you also be holy in all your
it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every
that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in
our life is as a branch abides on the true vine, we will be
It means we are shepherded on the true teaching Word
and persevering in the sheepfold (the Holy Place). There are three
types of equipment inside it as follows.
from a pastor must persevere in the sheepfold. A pastor or
congregation who does not persevere is being a thief and robber.
Candlestick, which refers to perseverance in General Service,
fellowship with God the Holy Spirit.
of Showbread, which refers to perseverance in Bible Study Service
and Holy Communion, fellowship with the Son of God.
Altar of Incense, which refers to perseverance in Prayer Service,
fellowship with God the Father.
If we persevere in the true teaching Word, we will be
sanctified intensively and continually. The sanctification is
started from the sins of Judas, those are evil and unclean sins.
said to him, "He who is bathed needs only to wash his
feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of
sin is the lust of money that causes stinginess and greediness.
Stinginess means being unwilling to give. Greediness means taking
the belonging of the others and God. Evil desire causes one to
become thief, betrayer, and liar.
Evil desire is in one level
with unclean desire, which directs to sins concerning
eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage.
are willing to be purified, we will bear sweet fruit since God is
perfect as Jesus is perfect (the Most Holy Place).
you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is
above all these things put on love, which is the bond of
love of God the Father purifies and perfects us.
you love Me, keep My commandments.
is the true teaching Word that is practiced. We obey the Word until
the flesh does not sound anymore.
Being obedient means
stretching out both our hands to God, surrendering all the things to
God. Thus, God will also stretch out His hands to us. He always
waits until we obey Him.
to Israel he says: "All day long I have stretched out My hands
a disobedient and contrary people."
learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is
result is miracle will happen, starting from spiritual miracle that
is becoming tender. Thus, we can bear fruit, starting from words
that become blessings to the others. Physical miracles will also
happen, from impossible to become possible. The greatest miracle is
we become as perfect as Jesus in His second coming.