General Service in Malang, July 23, 2017 (Sunday Morning)
8:3. And the songs of the temple
Shall be wailing in that day," Says the Lord GOD--"Many
dead bodies everywhere, They shall be thrown out in silence."
"Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That
I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst
for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD.
has relationship with music and famine. Song or music will become
famine of the word of God.
That is why let us surrender our child
in the hands of the Lord, so the song will be lifted up to the throne
of Heaven. It happens when we
collect the word, so we do not experience famine.
2:5. Then Boaz said to his
servant who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is
2:6. So the servant who was
in charge of the reapers answered and said, "It is the young
Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab.
"And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers
among the sheaves.' So she came and has continued from morning until
now, though she rested a little in the house."
2:8. Then Boaz
said to Ruth, "You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do
not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by
my young women.
2:9. "Let your eyes be on the field which
they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not
to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink
from what the young men have drawn."
2:10. So she fell on her
face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I
found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I
am a foreigner?"
Ruth, a Gentile,
gathered wheat at Boaz's field.
the wheat of the word is just for the Israelites. However, because a
part of Israelites has hardened their heart, the opportunity and
God's mercy are opened for the Gentiles, so they can collect the
wheat of the word.
are as follows:
- One field= one
shepherding in the bride tidings.
- Continually working=
being faithful in hearing the word of God and obeying it.
As a result, we receive the attention and God's
mercy to take care of and protect our life in the middle of the
the world up to Antichrist's age and eternal life. We become the
heavenly bride and meet Jesus on the glorious clouds.
Peace and grace in the love of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
6:5 When He
opened the third seal,
I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I
looked, and behold, a black horse,
and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
6:6 And I
heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A
quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a
denarius; and do not harm the oil and
opening of the third seal is the third punishment from Holy Spirit
God to the world. It is the revival of the black horse to bring
famine in physical and spiritual life, especially of the Word of
8:11. "Behold, the days
are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a famine
on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of
hearing the words of the LORD.
They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall
run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, But shall not find
that day the fair virgins And strong young men Shall faint from
8:14. Those who swear by the
sin of Samaria, Who say, 'As your god lives, O Dan!' And, 'As the
way of Beersheba lives!' They shall fall and never rise
prophesied the spiritual
famine or the one of hearing the word of
God, and there is no chance to hear it.
one shall fall and never rise again. It means living in sin up to the
peak. He cannot repent anymore because of self-truth;
Consequently, he will be destroyed forever.
right attitude is appreciating the true
teaching word or solid food.
How great we are in the world,
without the true teaching word we will fall into sin, fall and never
No matter our wickedness and uncleanness in physical
and spiritual life are,
as long as we want to hear the true teaching word,
we will experience the power of resurrection that is able to raise us
physically and spiritually.
the spiritual famine happen? Because
of the heart that tends to do evil and unclean.
The facts found in
it are as follows:
- Falsifying the scales
by deceit, namely making the ephah (the scales of grain) small
and the shekel (the scales of money)
8:5. Saying: "When will the
New Moon be past, That we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, That we
may trade wheat? Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by deceit,
means as follows:
- Making the spiritual thing small and the
physical one large. One does not prioritize the word but physical
- Keeping looking for physical thing, not the
- The false attitude in hearing the word,
namely getting bored
or sleepy and one
does not pay attention to the word, so
he is like Eutychus who fell and died.
Actually, one has fallen
he has false attitude in hearing the word.
brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught,
whether by word or our epistle.
is why we must have the right attitude in hearing the word whether
by word or epistle, so we can stand fast and keep the word to
become faith in our heart.
- One wants to hear the word,
but does not practice it.
7:26. "But everyone who
hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a
foolish man who built his house on the sand:
"and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew
and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
We need a good
so we do not enter spiritual famine.
3:20. who formerly were
disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of
Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is,
eight souls, were saved through water.
3:21. There is also an
antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the
filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God),
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
receive a good conscience through water baptism.
The true water
baptism is that one who has died to sin or repented must be buried in
the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to
receive new life, namely having a good conscience.
As a result, we
can enjoy and practice the true teaching word.
10:16. But they have not all
obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our
10:17. So then faith
comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10:18. But I
say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out
to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world."
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."
10:20. But Isaiah is very
bold and says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me; I was
made manifest to those who did not ask for Me."
10:21. But to
Israel he says: "All day long I have stretched out My hands To a
disobedient and contrary people."
process of enjoying and practicing the
word is as follows:
- Hearing the the word of God, namely the word
that is anointed by Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit helps us,
so we can enjoy the Word solemnly and with a need and hunger like a
dog which licks the crumbs.
- Holy Spirit helps us to respond the Word well.
We can understand it. The proof is being in rest. We do not contend
or quarrel. We believe in the Word, so it becomes faith in our
heart. The proof is that we experience spiritual satisfaction,
so we always give thanks to God.
We can confess and forgive
- Holy Spirit helps us
to practice the Word. It is the same as stretching out our hands to
God, so He stretches out the hands of His great mercy to us.
live in the hands of God's great mercy,
so we cannot fall. We are safe in the hands of God.
we must sacrifice the things as follows:
- The attitude
1 Kings 17:12-13,15
So she said, "As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread,
only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and
see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare
it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have
said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me;
and afterward make some for yourself and your son.
So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she
and he and her household ate for many days.
we can surrender our selfishness and prioritize the working of God,
we will live in the hands of His
great mercy that is able to take care of and protect us in the
middle of difficulties
until Antichrist reigns over the world
for three and a half years.
21:3. 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.
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.
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
21:11. 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.
will get nothing but failure
and nakedness if we follow our own
we will live in the hands of God's great mercy and catch one
hundred and fifty-three large fish if we follow His will.
if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the
truth is in Jesus:
4:22. that you put
off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
4:23. and be renewed
in the spirit of your mind,
4:24. and that you put on the new
man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and
4:25. Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each
one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members
of one another.
4:26. "Be angry, and do not sin": do
not let the sun go down on your wrath,
three refers to the purification of the body, soul and spirit to
the new man.
lie and outbursts of emotion.
4:11. And He Himself gave
some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some
pastors and teachers,
4:12. for the
equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying
of the body of Christ,
refers to the ministry.
If we have been purified and changed, we
will be equipped with the ministry, so we are used in the ministry
of the building of the body of Christ. It starts from
Number one refers to the unity of the perfect body
of Christ, namely becoming the bride who is ready to greet Jesus
when He comes a second time.
- Our whole life.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and
became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the
2:9. Therefore God also has
highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every
Jesus becomes obedient to the
point of death on the cross. We must obey God
until the flesh does not sound
It is the same as stretching out our hands to God, and
He will stretch out the hand of His great mercy to us. We
experience the power of winning in the name of Jesus over Satan the
trinity who is the source of all bad things.
until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as
perfect as He is. The tongue does not stumble in words.
We just cry out: "Alleluia!" to greet Jesus when He comes
a second time on the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.