General Service in Malang, July 03, 2022 (Sunday Morning)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
16:10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
16:11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
The pouring of the fifth bowl of God's wrath on the throne of the beast, the Antichrist, or Satan happened and his kingdom became full of darkness.
The punishment is the darkness physically in economic crisis, marriage, health, and so on as well as the spiritual one, namely sins up to the peak.
Consequently, there are severe pains and sores, but there is no repentance, but blasphemy to God until the punishment, namely the outer darkness up to perdition in hell must happen.
2:4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
We get the mercy of God when we are living, namely we still have our body of blood and flesh. Let us use it for repenting.
There are seven things which cause man to experience the throne of the beast or the seven groups of men who experience the outer darkness as follows:
- [Proverbs 20:20] Rebellious children who disobey the parents.
- [Luke 13:22-28] Not being willing to enter the narrow door or not being shepherded.
- [Job 18:5-6] Wicked or evil people who do not serve and minister to God.
- [2 Peter 2:17] False teachers or teachings.
- [Jude 1:6-7] Disobedient angel or satanic church.
- Christians whose faith is dead or the faith is without the works.
8:10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
8:11 "And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
8:12 "But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
There are two kinds of faith as follows
God blesses you.
- The passive faith.
2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?
2:15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
2:16 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
2:17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble!
2:20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?
It means the faith without the work as follows:
Thus, the passive faith cannot save, but brings men to perdition.
- [verse 18,20] Empty faith which does not result anything.
- [verse 16-17,26] Dead faith which cannot do anything.
2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
- [verse 19] The faith of Satan or the false faith. It means believing Jesus with trembling and honor, but the deeds are sinful.
On the contrary, the servants of God believe Jesus, but not with trembling and honor as follows:
- Unfaithfulness until leaving the service and ministry to God.
- Irregularity or being rowdy in the service and ministry to God.
- Not being serious in hearing the Word.
- The active faith.
2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?
2:22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?
Faith with the works can make us perfect.
The process of getting the active faith or the faith with its works is as follows:
In the Tabernacle, the faith and its works are the same as the covering of the Tabernacle or the first covering of the four ones. As a result, there will be the three others coverings, namely the ones of the Trinity of God.
- Hearing the Word of Christ.
10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
It refers to the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit which is revealed by Him through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible or the true teaching Word.
We can hear the Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit seriously and with a need like a dog which licks the crumbs.
- Holy Spirit helps us for giving response to the Word.
10:19 But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: "I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation."
He helps us understanding the true teaching Word. It means that the Word is being written on the forehead or mind, so sins cannot enter it.
He helps us for believing the Word for being the true faith. It is written in our heart.
10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If the heart believes, the mouth can confess Jesus and sins to God and others. Being forgiven, do not do the sin anymore! We can repent and live in righteousness. We are saved.
- Holy Spirit helps us for being obedient or doing the true teaching Word.
10:21 But to Israel he says: "All day long I have stretched out My hands To a disobedient and contrary people."
It is the same as the faith with the works.
The covering of the Tabernacle covers the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place only. The Court is not included in it. The covering of the Holy Place and the covering of the Most Holy Place were connected precisely over the Veil. The Veil refers to the full tearing or crucifixion of the flesh. Thus, we must get the full tearing of the flesh until it does not speak anymore if we want to get the faith and its works. The voice of the flesh is replaced with God's or His will, so we can be obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore. It is the same as stretching out the hands of faith to God. God will also stretch the merciful hands or Holy Spirit that cannot be limited by anything to us and miracles will happen for sure.
The results are as follows:
- The covering of the Tabernacle covers the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place.
It means that the merciful hands of God are able to sanctify us from all sins up to the peak until we can be as perfect as Jesus is.
The merciful hands of God are able to protect and preserve our life miraculously in the midst of the difficulties in the world until the time when the Antichrist reigns over the world for three and half a years.
- The hands of Holy Spirit are able to divide the Red Sea.
14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
14:21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
Do not use the experience, intelligence, and riches for disobeying or rebelling against the Word or else the disaster will come. We must be obedient until the flesh does not speak anymore like Jesus in Gethsemane garden and Naaman.
14:13 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.
The spiritual miracle happens from the fleshly fear to the fear of the Lord, strong or courageous heart, and the fear of committing sin. We can worship God and He makes war instead of us. We are used in the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the edification of the perfect body of Christ. It begins from the marriage, shepherding, and so on.
There is physical miracle, namely the solution of all impossible problems. The doors in the world, such as the economy or the womb can be opened for us, easier than turning the palm of the hand.
- Martha was meek to lift up the hard stone covering the grave, so Lazarus could be raised.
11:38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it.
11:39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days."
11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
11:42 "And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."
11:43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!"
11:44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."
The dead conscience which keeps or covers the rottenness of sins is changed into the living conscience which believes God and confesses honestly. Hiding something, the power of God will be hidden. Let us confess all things to God.
As a result, the physical miracles also happen like waking up the sleeping. It means that impossible things can be made possible. The failure is changed into success and beauty in time of need. The rotten can be made fragrant. The life journey and deeds are delivered from the bonds of sins up to the peak. The bad face because the activities are only to look for the worldly things which are like saving in a bag with holes can be changed into the joyful one in the Lord. It continues until we are changed to be perfect for welcoming Jesus' second coming.