General Service in Malang, March 04, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
26:57-68 is about WITNESS
2012 is the year of testimony, we have to become God's witness.
If we do not want to become God's witness, one time we will deny
God as Peter.
are two kinds of witness and testimony as follows:
2. TRUE WITNESS
false witness in verse 59-63a.
true witness in verse 63b-66.
But Jesus kept
silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, "I put You
under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son
Jesus said to him,
"It is as
you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son
of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the
clouds of heaven."
Then the high
priest tore his clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What
further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His
What do you
think?" They answered and said, "He is deserving of death."
Jesus is the
example of being the true witness although He had to face persecution
testified as the High Priest in glory, King of kings, Heavenly
bridegroom who will come for the second time, whatever the risk He
had to face. It equals to Jesus
testified about Bride Tidings, although
He had to face persecution and death.
we must also bear witness about Bride Tidings whatever the risk we
have to face.
are two types of preaching of the Word as follows:
of salvation/ gospel Word/ milk.
Him you also trusted,
after you heard the word of truth, the
gospel of your salvation;
in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit
is the gospel which preaches Jesus' first coming to the world, to
die on the cross and save sinful man.
Gospel Word is also
called as good
cold water to a weary soul, So is
from a far country.
man is as a weary soul on the wilderness. The need is not money, but
a sip of water from Heaven, that is the gospel of salvation that
The process of receiving salvation is as
Jesus, having faith on Jesus.
that is stopping sinning and to come back to God.
baptism and Holy Spirit baptism.
We must be newly born from
water and spirit, such that we receive new life from Heaven, that
is life in righteousness.
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ/ the teaching Word that
is sharper than any two-edged sword/ solid food.
even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are
minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine on them.
is the gospel which preaches Jesus' second coming in glory as King
of kings and Heavenly bridegroom, to perfect and purify saved life,
to grow our spiritual life, until we become perfect as God's
This is called as Bride
since it prepares us to become God's bride.
at midnight a cry was heard:
'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
Tidings is the ONLY
tidings needed in the last days
(midnight), where the world is getting darker. Physically, many
crises will happen. Spiritually, sins will increase up to the peak of
sins. Darkness in the last days can only be faced by the light of the
gospel of the glory of Christ, not by another way. This must be
testified to life who has not received Bride Tidings yet.
we do not bear witness although we have received Bride Tidings, it is
a guilt of bloodshed that cannot be paid by anything.
the forms of testimony is through fellowships.
are two things that must be watched related to Bride Tidings/ the
teaching Word as follows:
not become dull of hearing the teaching Word, moreover do not reject
the teaching Word.
whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become
dull of hearing.
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone
to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and
you have come to need milk and not solid food.
everyone who partakes only
of milk is
unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.
solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that
those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern
both good and evil.
one becomes dull of receiving solid food, the consequence is his
spiritual life remains as children.
If the spiritual life is
as children (being dull receiving the teaching Word, or rejecting
teaching Word), the consequences are as follows:
being tossed to and fro and carried about with false teaching, such
that he is deceived and lost.
we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried
about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the
cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
the spiritual famine for three years and a half in the era of
into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.
welcome Jesus' second coming to enter the marriage supper of the
Lamb of God, being left and perished together with the world.
not add or take away the true teaching Word.
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this
book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the
plagues that are written in this book;
if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy
city, and from
the things which are written in this book.
the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the
garden you may freely
the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees
of the garden;
the beginning of the Bible, there was already addition and reduction
of the Word.
Eve took away the word 'freely'.
denotes the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The Word is preached not
in freedom (limited by time, regulations, tradition, etc.). The
consequence is the congregation does not experience freedom by the
Word, they are still bound.
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for
in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
of the fruit of the tree which is
in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it,
shall you touch it,
lest you die.'"
also added the word 'touch'.
The Word is preached by adding
jokes, knowledge, history, etc. The consequence is the heart of
congregation is never touched by God, but only the emotion is
touched by the pastor.
In the past, Eve has added and taken
away the words of the true teaching Word. The consequence is she was
outcast from Paradise to the world full of curses.
last days, the church of God also wants to add and take away the
words of the true teaching Word. The consequence is they cannot be
back to Paradise; moreover they will experience judgments up to
he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep
those things which are written in it; for the time is
"Behold, I am
coming quickly! Blessed is
he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
right attitude is hearing the Word, reading the Word, and obeying the
Word until the flesh does not sound anymore. This is the
there will be no more time to hear and obey the Word. It means that
the Word has become our flesh and blood; we have obeyed the Word
until the flesh does not sound anymore (the veil is torn apart).
matter how hard the Word preached by God is, that is the stretching
out of God's hands, such that we live in the shadow of God's
era to era, God always pays attention to life who obeys the Word
until the flesh does not sound anymore.
era of God the Father (from Adam to Abraham) is represented by
Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his
the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham,
he said, "Here I am."
He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him;
for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your
son, your only son,
Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him
a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the
ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it
is said to
this day, "In the Mount of the Lord it shall be
was obedient until the flesh did not sound anymore, until he offered
According to human's truth, there is no sense to slay
his son, but this must be sacrificed.
Self-importance must also
Abraham was obedient, and Abraham experienced the power of God's
God provides something from nothing.
God prepares us to become His bride who is ready to welcome Jesus'
us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the
Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
era of the Son of God (from Abraham to Jesus' first coming) is
represented by a woman of Canaan (the Gentiles).
woman of Canaan has broken marriage and child. She was really
suffered and her life was marked by many tears. Her life was in evil
and uncleanness (as dog and sow). This is the condition of the
Gentiles outside the true teaching Word.
He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of
the house of Israel."
she came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's
bread and throw it
to the little dogs."
she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table."
Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is
your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was
healed from that very hour.
eats the crumbs means we receive the Word, we obey the Word until
the flesh does not sound anymore.
This is the attitude of the
Gentiles that is longed by God. We are dogs, we still want to
receive the hard true teaching Word, we want to obey the Word.
be able to obey the Word, there is sacrifice. This mother threw away
her self-truth and prestige (she confessed that she was the wrong
result of being obedient is all impossible problems will be solved.
From dogs, we can become God's sheep. Until sometime the sheep of
Gentiles will be united with the sheep of Israelites, and become one
perfect body of Christ.
other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must
bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and
era of God the Holy Spirit (from Jesus' first coming to Jesus'
second coming) is represented by a youth.
you younger people, submit yourselves to your
elders. Yes, all of you
be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."
youth is obedient by sacrificing his own self-truth and self-desire.
result is a youth will experience God's lifting power on His
power means we are lifted up from all failures and downturns, to
become beautiful and successful in His time.
If we obey the
Word, we will be purified and renewed continually, until we are
lifted up on the glorious clouds on Jesus' second coming.