General Service in Malang, July 15, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
27 refers to seven
sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of Covenant.
Now it means the suffering experienced by Jesus up to His death
on the cross to save, purify, and perfect us.
Matthew 27, there are seven passages that refer to seven sprinklings
of blood experienced by Jesus up to His death on the cross as
3. The soldiers mock Jesus
27:1-10, Jesus handed over to Pontius Pilate and Judas' death.
27:11-26, Jesus faces Pilate.
27:27-32, the soldiers mock Jesus.
27:33-50, Jesus' crucifixion.
27:51-56, miracles happen at the time of Jesus' death.
27:57-61, Jesus buried in Joseph's tomb.
27:62-66, Pilate sets a guard.
Then the soldiers
of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole
garrison around Him.
And they stripped
Him and put a scarlet robe on Him.
When they had
twisted a crown of thorns, they put it
on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee
before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own
clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.
are three types of mockery Jesus experiences as follows:
soldiers put a scarlet robe on Him. It means mocking
the authority of Jesus as King.
The authority of King is defeating sins. If we still preserve
sins, it means we mock Jesus.
soldiers put a crown of thorns on His head.
Actually the crown
of Jesus as King of kings is rainbow, the crown of glory.
a crown of thorns on Jesus' head means mocking
the glory of Jesus as King.
practice is doing or saying something that makes God, parents, and
soldiers put a reed in His right hand, take it, and strike it on His
The reed refers to the power of a king.
soldiers mock the
power of Jesus as King.
they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at
this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"
And He said to
them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father
has put in His own authority.
But you shall
receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall
be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to
the end of the earth."
power of Jesus as King is the power of Holy Spirit.
tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I
do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I
will send Him to you.
goes away means Jesus dies, rises, and goes up to the Heaven to pour
the power of Holy Spirit.
the power of Jesus as King means mocking
or rejecting the power of Holy Spirit.
And I will pray
the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide
with you forever--
the Spirit of
truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor
knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in
will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
consequence of living without the Holy Spirit is living as orphans.
He is filled by flesh weaknesses.
No matter how great a God's
servant is, when he rejects the power of Holy Spirit, he is just as
are three kinds of major
flesh weakness as follows:
weakness to face strange voice/ deceitful teaching/ gossips, that is
not expressly rejecting strange voice.
Now the Spirit
expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith,
giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
consequences are as follows:
we are being anointed and fulfilled by Holy Spirit, we will have
to doubt the true teaching Word,
departing from the faith.
deceived until losing the right direction to the Heaven.
strange voice/ another teaching/ gossips. It means not giving any
chance to hear another teaching, not wishing to know at all.
on the true teaching Word and obey it whatever the risk.
results are as follows:
are sanctified from sins up to the peak of sins, that is
eating-drinking sins and marrying and being given in marriage sins.
Since you have
purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in
sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a
we live in purification, we will be able to love one another
fervently with a pure heart. It means living in concord that will
lead us to the unity of perfect body of Christ. Life who is
anointed by Holy Spirit will have firmness to be used in the
ministry of building the body of Christ.
purification = concord.
The house of the Lord on the day of
Solomon was built on Mount Moriah, on the place where Isaac was
sacrificed. Whatever we sacrifice for the building of the body of
Christ is not in vain, since we are faced with Jehovah Jireh who
will provide everything.
receive Heavenly wisdom that will make us successful in the middle
If the ax is
And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more
strength;But wisdom brings success.
struggle we do in this world will be in vain if there is no wisdom
from God. But when there is God's wisdom, nothing is impossible.
weakness to face problems/ sufferings, that make us grumble, blame
the others, doubt the true teaching Word, disappointed, even leave
been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
through whom also
we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and
rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only
but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces
character; and character, hope.
Now hope does not
disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our
hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.
Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
we grumble and condemn against one another, actually we stand in
front of the righteous Judge who will judge.
My brethren, take
the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of
suffering and patience.
Indeed we count
them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job
and seen the end intended
by the Lord--that
the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
we are anointed and fulfilled by Holy Spirit, we will persevere and
become patient in facing temptations as Job.
refers to perseverance in three main services or perseverance within
shepherding, that is:
Candlestick= perseverance in General Service = drinking.
of Showbread= perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy
Communion = eating.
Altar of Incense= perseverance in Prayer Service = breathing.
shepherding, we will grow to spiritual maturity.
patient means as follows:
patient in bearing sufferings with God, so we can always give
patient in waiting God's time. Do not insist God, but let us
surrender everything to God.
we are persevering and patient, we are face to face with Jesus as
the High Priest who is very compassionate and merciful [James 5:11].
It means we stretch out both our hands to the High Priest and He
will immediately stretch out His merciful hands to:
us Heavenly joy.
us in His time doubly, that is physical and spiritual help.
receives back everything doubly.
weakness in facing sins, starting from sin viruses up to worms of
sin that gnaw continually up to the hell.
Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we
should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes
intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Now He who
searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
because He makes intercession for the saints according to the
will of God.
And we know that
all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His
consequence is living in sins, even enjoying sins. This kind of life
will dry spiritually and cannot worship God.
If our life is
anointed and fulfilled by Holy Spirit, He is able to put to death
the sins so we can live in righteousness, be the instruments of
righteousness, and true worshippers.
Holy Spirit helps us to
become true worshipper. We groan to God as a mother who will give
you do not know what is
the way of the wind,
how the bones grow
in the womb of her who is with child,
So you do not know the works
of God who makes everything.
means full submission to God until miracle happens.
8:28] Physical miracle that God is able to make everything good in
miracle, that is renewal from flesh man to become spiritual man.
that He would
grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened
with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
man is being strong and of good courage.
not lagging in
diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot
of fire appeared
with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went
up by a whirlwind into heaven.
man is also being faithful and fervent in spirit in true teaching
Word and ministry. The result is Elijah goes up to the Heaven. If
we are being faithful and fervent in spirit in true teaching Word
and ministry, we will also be lifted up to the Heaven.
For the horses
of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea,
and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the
children of Israel went on dry land
in the midst of the sea.
matter how great we are, without fire actually we only go with
Pharaoh's chariot that will sink.
But although we are
ordinary men, if we want to receive the fire of Holy Spirit, we
will be lifted up to the Heaven.