General Service in Malang, June 01, 2014 (Sunday Morning)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:15
1:15 His feet werelike fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;

It is about the appearance of Jesus in the glory as the Just Judge, with His voice as the sound of many waters.

Acts 1:8-11
1:8 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.”
1:9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
1:10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,
1:11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This sameJesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.

Jesus has ascended into Heaven but He will return with the same manner as He was taken from us.
There are two possibilities that will happen on Jesus’ second coming as follows.
  1. The children of God who live in righteousness and holiness up to perfection as His bride will be lifted up to the glorious clouds and meet Him as the Heavenly bridegroom to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God with the saying “Alleluia”.
    Revelation 19:6-7,9
    19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
    7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
    19:9 Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed arethose who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

    Afterwards, we will enter the kingdom of peace a thousand years or the future Paradise [Revelation 20]. Then we will enter the kingdom of Heaven or the New Jerusalem forever [Revelation 21-22].

  2. All men outside God, including the children of God who keep sinning up to the peak of sins (sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage) will be left in this world in His second coming.
    2 Peter 3:10
    3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

    The left ones will be judged by Jesus the Just Judge and condemned with the fire from heaven together with this world up to its perdition. It is called as the doomsday. Afterwards, they will be judged in the white throne to enter the lake of fire and brimstone forever.
Before Jesus’ second coming, there are two efforts of God so we will not be left and destroyed together with this world, but we can welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds and have joy with Him forever.
  1. Now Jesus appears as the Just Judge to judge all of us as the servants of God.
    1 Peter 4:17
    4:17 For the time has comefor judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it beginswith us first, what will bethe end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

    Revelation 1:15
    1:15 His feet werelike fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;

    God judges with His voice as the sound of many waters, that is the prophecy Word. The prophecy Word means as follows.

    • The revelation of the secret of the Word of God that unveils the things that have not happened yet but surely will happen in the last days, especially about Jesus’ second coming on the glorious clouds and about His judgment over the world and about the hell. The prophecy Word is the reminder from God to all of us, so we will not be destroyed together with this world up to perdition in the hell forever.

      The example is during the days of Noah. Before the world was condemned with the floodwaters, God had reminded them. But many people mocked Noah so they were destroyed. It also happened in the days of Lot. God had reminded them before the judgment.
      In the last days, God also reminds us with the prophecy Word as the sound of many waters before His judgment with the fire from heaven.
      Unfortunately, many servants of God reject it, and they will be destroyed together with this world.

    • The revelation of the secret of the Word of God that unveils the hidden sins within the congregation that make them be left on Jesus’ second coming.
      Revelation 21:8
      21:8 But (1)the cowardly, (2)unbelieving, (3)abominable, (4)murderers, (5)sexually immoral, (6)sorcerers, (7)idolaters, and (8)all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

      Especially we must be sanctified from these eight sins as follows.

      1. Being coward, meaning being afraid of something until having no fear of God.
      2. Unbelieving, including being worried.
      3. Being abominable.
      4. Murderer, hatred without any reason.
      5. Being sexually immoral, doing sins concerning marrying-being given in marriage.
      6. Sorcerer, including horoscope.
      7. Idolater. Idol is something that obstructs us to minister God.
      8. Liar.

      These eight sins have sunk people in the floodwaters during the days of Noah. In the last days, these sins will make people be condemned by the fire from heaven until sunk in the lake of fire and brimstone.
      Let us be judged and sanctified from these eight sins, so we will not be condemned by God and destroyed together with this world.

  2. Jesus pours Holy Spirit to all of us.
    Acts 1:8
    1:8 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.”

    John 6:63
    6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and theyare life.

    No matter how great a man in this world is, he is useless and has no relation with Jesus’ second coming. Flesh man only does sin up to its peak, that is sin concerning eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, consuming drugs) and marrying-being given in marriage (sexuality sin with all its variety, wrong marriage).

    If Holy Spirit fulfills our life and anoints us, we will be able to live in righteousness, holiness, up to perfection as Jesus. We will be worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds.

    The requirement to receive the pouring of Holy Spirit is not departing from Jerusalem.
    Acts 1:4-5
    1:4 And being assembled together with them,He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said,“you have heard from Me;
    5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

    The spiritual meanings of Jerusalem are as follows.

    • The city of peace, that refers to a peaceful heart.
      Ephesians 4:30-31
      4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
      31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

    • The city of light, that refers to a light or honest heart.
      It means being honest in the true teaching Word, in the right marriage, and in financial matters. In every blessing that we receive, there are the belongings of God (the tithe and special offering), the belonging of the others who are in need, and the belonging of us that is entrusted by God. Do not wrongly use the blessing.
      We must also be honest in confessing our sins and our powerlessness.

    The practice of the pouring of the Holy Spirit.
    Acts 2:1-4
    2:1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
    2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
    3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and onesat upon each of them.
    4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    Holy Spirit is poured as the tongues of fire to touch and burn our heart, so it can be cleaned. Afterwards, Holy Spirit touches and burns our tongue so we can speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives us utterance. If we can speak with other tongues in a worship prayer, the fire of Holy Spirit will keep burning in our life and never be extinct.

    The usefulness of the fire of Holy Spirit is as the fence of fire from Heaven to surround and protect us in the last days from the peak of evil and uncleanness.
    2 Kings 6:15-17
    6:15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
    6:16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who arewith us aremore than those who arewith them.”
    17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain wasfull of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

    It means as follows.

    • Holy Spirit sanctifies or burns the sins up to the peak of sins from the Gentiles who are as dogs and swine. Thus, the Gentiles can bear witness everywhere and become a sweet aroma before God.
      Romans 15:16
      15:16 that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

    • Holy Spirit makes us faithful and fervent in Spirit in ministering God up to the end line, that is until we die or Jesus comes a second time.
      Romans 12:11
      12:11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

      A holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit servant of God is the apple of God’s eye that is as the flame of fire. He will protect us in the middle of this world as the wilderness so any grain of sand cannot enter our life.

    • Holy Spirit renews our life from flesh man to become spiritual one as Jesus.
      Titus 3:5
      3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

      We are renewed starting from being obedient. It is the beginning of success and beauty of our life. If spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will also happen.

      2 Kings 2:9-11
      2:9. And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?”Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
      2:10 So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless,if you see me when I amtaken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.
      11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appearedwith horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

      When Jesus comes a second time, the fire of Holy Spirit will renew us to become as glorious as Him. We will be lifted up on the glorious clouds and be with Him forever.
God blesses us.