General Service in Malang, July 01, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
Ps. Dadang H. Santoso
Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have
nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His
grievance of Jesus is there is no place to lay His head. This is also
the longing of Jesus to dwell with men.
the book of Genesis, since man does sin on the Garden of Eden, man
was outcast to the world and separated from God. There is no more
power to go back to Him.
Then to Adam He
said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have
eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall
not eat of it': "Cursed is
the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of
All the days of your life.
Both thorns and
thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb
of the field.
In the sweat of
your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground, For
out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
to dust you shall return."
consequences are as follows:
being thrown away to the world, men do sins up to the peak of sins,
that is eating-drinking sins and marrying and being given in marriage
sins. It results in foxes and birds stay with men and there is no
more place for God to lay His Head.
in curse, toil, labor, and heavy burden.
filled with thorns, that is physical and spiritual sufferings.
returns to dust, that is keeping being human flesh that will be
If sinful men are let, they
will be destroyed and perished forever to the hell. Therefore, God
longs to return to dwell with men.
let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
way to dwell with men is He orders Moses to build Tabernacle so He
may dwell among us.
Now it means that we
must enter the building of perfect body of Christ.
whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy
temple in the Lord,
in whom you also
are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
requirement for us to become a dwelling place of God is we must
fulfill the measurement of God, that is the area of Tabernacle.
length of the court shall
be one hundred
cubits, the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits, made
of fine woven
linen, and its sockets of bronze.
length of Tabernacle is one hundred cubits, the width is fifty
cubits, thus the area is five thousands cubits square.
the past, Tabernacle was built in the desert. From the whole desert,
it was used only five thousands cubits square to build the
Spiritually, it means that from many people in this
world called by God, it is only few who are chosen to become a
dwelling place of God. The chosen life is one who fulfills the
measure of God.
signs of fulfilling the measure of God are as follows:
measure of 100 = 10x10.
The first 10 is hearing the Word.
second 10 is being obedient to the Word.
Thus, number 100 is
life who hears and
obeys the true teaching Word whatever the risks must be faced.
careful since there is wrong measure. It is caused by wrong attitude
to the Word.
And if anyone
hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did
not come to judge the world but to save the world.
He who rejects
Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the
word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
we hear the Word (10) but we do not practice the Word (0), we will
get the number 10x0=0, not the number 100.
But there is also
attitude rejecting the Word and grumbling (negative attitude). It
will result in negative number. When we do not obey the Word, our
life is still going down.
The example is Jonah who becomes
disobedient so he sinks, the younger son who becomes disobedient
arrives at swine field, and Saul becomes disobedient so he looses
the anointing and being possessed by evil spirit.
example is Peter the apostle. He is as a star, but when he becomes
disobedient, he fails totally and is naked.
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 nothing.
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 the
we obey the Word, little by little God lifts us up.
fail and are naked, God is still struggling to dwell in our life.
But when the
morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples
did not know that it was Jesus.
Then Jesus said
to them, "Children, have you any food?"
And He said to
them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will
So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of
the multitude of fish.
appears as Good Shepherd. He comes with the shepherding Word which
contains two things as follows:
results are as follows:
to show our sins and weaknesses [John 21:5].
The right attitude
when the Word warns our sins is answering honestly and confessing
our sins. Confessing our sins is the shortest way to be helped by
God. But when we preserve sins, it means we make God difficult to
Advice from the Word is a way out of every problem.
Our attitude to the Word is being obedient although the Word is
outside our human logic (the disciples are asked to cast the net in
the morning), being obedient whatever the risk.
the creation power of God miraculously [John 21:6], to create the
things that do not exist before, physically and spiritually.
Spiritual creation power is sanctification and renewal power.
cannot posses us forever.
I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see
means that we experience lifting power from abyss of blackness and
failures to the glorious clouds. We only wait for God's time.
obedient means being on the Lord's side, and He will be on our
side and nothing can separate us from God.
then Moses stood
in the entrance of the camp, and said, "Whoever is
on the Lord's side--come
to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to
And he said to
them, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Let every man put his
sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance
throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man
his companion, and every man his neighbor.'"
So the sons of
Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand
men of the people fell that day.
What then shall
we say to these things? If God is
for us, who can
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword?
As it is
written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long;
accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
Yet in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am
persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor
principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,
height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our
measure of 50.
Number 50 denotes the number of Pentecost. It
shows life which is anointed by Holy Spirit.
of living in the anointing of Holy Spirit are as follows:
fear of the Lord becomes the breath of life.
The Spirit of
the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and
understanding,The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
His delight is
in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of
His eyes,Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
fear of the Lord is
to hate evil;
Pride and arrogance and the evil way
perverse mouth I hate.
fear of the Lord is to hate sins up to hate lies.
faithful and righteous in ministry and worship to God.
shall be the belt of His loins,
And faithfulness the belt of His
satisfy God, He will satisfy us.
righteous and honest.
with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with
equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with
the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall
slay the wicked.
righteous and honest is started from the teaching Word matter.
all things showing yourself to
be a pattern of
good works; in doctrine showing
integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,
is continued by being honest in marriage matter that we do not hide
something and in financial matter.
honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and
adulterers God will judge.
without covetousness; be
content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I
will never leave you nor forsake you."
we can be honest in the matter of teaching Word, marriage, and
finance, there is hope to be honest in every matter.
result is our life will be cared, protected, understood, and
accompanied by God [Hebrews 13:5]. It means all problems are solved
and helped by God. Until we may enter the New Jerusalem with God