General Service in Malang, March 13, 2022 (Sunday Morning)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:2. And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.
15:3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
15:4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested."
This is about the victorious people who stand on the sea of glass mingled with fire for singing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. After that, the door of the temple in heaven is opened.
15:5 After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
This is about the Prelude to the Bowl Judgments.
It refers to the journey of following and ministering to God which is ended with the perfect victory and joy although there are many threats and hindrances. There are no more sorrow, weariness, and tears.
Matthew 5-7 is about Jesus' sermon on the hill that has relationship with the opened door of heaven.
7:21."Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
We must be careful because there is the journey of following and ministering to God which seems great before man, but ends with the shut door of heaven or the everlasting suffering and perdition.
Why? It is because the following and ministering to God are not in line with His will or the true teaching Word. It is the same as disobedience to the true teaching Word, so God does not know him.
All things which are outside the truth or the will of God will not be known by Him although they are great according to man; even he is called as an evildoer.
He will face the shut door of heaven or the everlasting perdition
13:22.And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to them,
13:24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
13:25 "When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,'
13:26 "then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.'
13:27 "But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'
13:28 "There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
'journeying toward Jerusalem' = every service and ministry to God will bring us to the door of the New Jerusalem.
Therefore, we who have been blessed by God with the true teaching Word must follow and minister to Him according to His will, so there are spiritual signs, not the physical ones.
The spiritual signs which can be felt and seen by God and others are the sanctification and life renewal. At the end of our following God, we will get the opened temple. We get the everlasting victory and joy
Thus, the door of heaven is opened for God's servants who hear and obey His will or all things according to the true teaching Word. From now on, the door of the heavenly kingdom has been opened for us.
Many servants of God only show the great physical signs, but not according to the will of God.
For example, woman is allowed to teach and have authority over man.
Consequently, the door of heaven is shut and he is driven out by God until perishing forever.
15:3. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
The song of Moses and the song of the Lamb refer to the song of victory in following and ministering to God.
12:3.(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)
Moses was very humble and his journey leading the Israelites was always signified by victory.
Nevertheless, he did not set foot in Canaan land because his following and ministering to God were signified by the spot which could not be removed at that time, namely the disobedience. God had told him to speak to the rock, but he struck it. The water still came out of it or there was the physical sign, but he could not enter Canaan.
17:1.Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
17:2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
17:3 And behold, Mosesand Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
17:4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"
But here, Moses could set foot at the mount in Canaan land.
Verse 5 = the door of heaven is opened.
By the great grace of God, when Jesus was in the peak of worship on the mountain, He appeared as the High Priest, the King of all kings, and the Heavenly Bridegroom who washed away the spots of Moses by His own blood, so he could step at Canaan land and then the door of heaven was opened.
22:10.And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
22:11 "He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still."
22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
22:13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
22:14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
22:15 But outsideare dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
'outside ' = the shut door.
The door of heaven is opened for those who can hear and obey God as well as the followers of God who have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb, so all spots are removed until being flawless.
Rejecting the true teaching Word until living in the spot, one will be outside the heavenly kingdom, so the door is shut and he perishes forever.
Thus, not only the song of Moses is needed, but also the song of the Lamb. The teaching Word is important, but the blood of the Lamb is also important. Therefore, the Bible Study Service with the Holy Communion is very important.
32:1."Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
32:2 Let my teachingdrop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.
32:3 For I proclaim the name of the LORD: Ascribe greatness to our God.
32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
The title is the Song of Moses.
The song of Moses is the same as the true teaching Word which must be emphasized in the congregation more seriously, so they can get the chance for hearing and obeying the Word.
32:46.and He said to them: "Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe -- all the words of this law.
32:47 "For it is not a futile thingfor you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess."
The teaching Word which is obeyed refers to the sayings of God Himself. It means as follows:
Thus, the song of Moses must be sung together with the song of the Lamb.
- It is not futile, so it is able to sanctify and perfect us.
- The true teaching Word is our life. Thus, our life depends on the Word, not the bread from the world.
The Word is able to help us as long as we believe until obeying the Word.
It also preserves us in the midst of the difficulties in the world until we reach the eternal life.
14:15. Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
14:16 Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,
14:17 "and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'
14:18 "But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.'
14:19 "And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'
14:20 "Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'
14:21 "So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in herethe poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'
14:22 "And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'
14:23 "Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compelthem to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 'For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.'"
The seriousness of God for preaching the true teaching Word is the same as His seriousness for inviting us to the marriage supper of the Lamb and making us, who are full of weaknesses, joyful.
19:9.Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
Do not ignore the invitation of God!
In the preaching of the true teaching Word, God is not only inviting, but He also brings or picks us up like feeding us by placing the food in our mouth; even He forces us to eat.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
4:3.But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4:4 whose 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.
Paul the Apostle who refers to a pastor now must seriously preach the true teaching Word in the anointing of Holy Spirit, so the congregation can hear and eat the Word easily like only swallowing the food.
Having the hard heart and many schemes, such person is only provided to perish.
- We get the strong foundation, namely Jesus as the rock.
7:24."Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
7:25 "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
We do not fall; even we are not shaken in facing the trinity of Satan as follows:
We can endure until Jesus comes a second time.
- The rain = Satan.
- The wind = the false prophets.
- The flood = the Antichrist.
Why? It is because the song of the Lamb is the power for facing the great tribulation or the sprinkling of blood up to the time of the pre-persecution of the Antichrist for three and a half years in the world in our following and ministering to God.
7:9.After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
7:10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
7:12 saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
7:13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"
7:14 And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
7:15 "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
7:16 "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
7:17 "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Facing the great tribulation, our power is limited for doing the true teaching Word, following, and ministering to God. At that time, the blood of the Lamb actively washes our robes until being white and clean.
We can defeat Satan and he cannot accuse us anymore. We get the peace. This is the proof that our robes have been washed by the blood of the Lamb.
12:10.Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Satan can be defeated only by the blood of the Lamb, the word of testimony, and loving God more than anything.
1:5.and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
1:6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The sign of the blood of the Lamb is useful for the following things:
The sign of the blood of the Lamb refers to the sign of God's possessing our life which cannot be charged against by anything.
- Washing our robes, so we can be set free from all spots of sins.
- Lifting us up to be the priests and kings in the heavenly kingdom.
This is the key of the heavenly kingdom or the beautiful song of the Lamb.
Revelation 15: 5
15:5.After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
If there is the song of Moses or the true teachings and the song of the Lamb or the sign of blood, the door of heaven will be opened for us from now on. Holy Spirit is poured to us.
The results are as follows:
God blesses you.
- The gate of heaven is opened for us.
It means that Holy Spirit leads us to believe Jesus, repent, and live in righteousness. We are saved and set free from God's last judgment and the curses of sins and we get the peace. All things are easy and light and we are blessed up to our descendants and become the blessings for others.
- The door of heaven is opened.
It means that Holy Spirit fills up or anoints us, so we can be shepherded well and correctly or we enter the Holy Place. We always dwell in the sheepfold, namely the perseverance in doing the three main services to God. We are faithful and fervent in spirit in the service and ministry to God until the end line, namely we pass away or Jesus comes a second time.
12:11.not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
In the sheepfold, we are firm in the righteousness and salvation. We grow to the holiness and live according to the will of God.
10:35.Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
10:37 "For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
10:38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him."
We need many things in the world, but all things have been included in the perseverance. Holy Spirit is able to open the doors in the world.
14:21.Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east windall that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
14:22 So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
'east wind' = Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit opens the door in the world. Impossible things can be made possible. There is way out of every impossible problem. Holy Spirit makes all things beautiful and successful in time of need and we are used in the revival of the edification of the perfect body of Christ toward the New Jerusalem.
Be careful! Do not enter the separation, but the great revival! There is no way out, but we must be shepherded.
The door in the world is opened until we can say 'I shall not want' or we are as perfect as Jesus is.
- The Veil of the heavenly kingdom is opened.
It means that Holy Spirit is able to change us.
2:1.When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Holy Spirit that is like the rushing mighty wind and the flame of fire is able to change us. It begins from the ears which can hear and obey the true teaching Word until the flesh does not speak anymore, and then the mouth can speak righteously, well, and honestly.
Having the honesty and obedience is the same as being the house of prayer. We worship God much more. The miracles must happen.
When Jesus comes a second time, we will be changed to be as perfect as He is for being worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds. We enter the door of the marriage supper of the Lamb, the door of the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace or the Future Paradise and the door of the New Jerusalem.