General Service in Malang, May 13, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
10:13 Then they brought little children to
Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who
10:14 But when Jesus
saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them,
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of
such is the kingdom of God.
10:15 Assuredly, I say
to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child
will by no means enter it."
10:16 And He took
them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and
Child submission is not only church's
procedure, but it is an essential need of a child, since it decides
the future of the child in this world until in the Heaven.
aim of child submission is God touches and embraces the child.
There are two things that must be noted seriously as
and children must encourage each other to come to God and be always
inside the embrace of God.
should not prevent children to come to God by any reasons, so the
children can be inside the embrace of God.
should not prevent parents to come to God by any reasons, so the
parents can also be inside the embrace of God.
requirement to always be inside the embrace of God is we must become
as child, that is:
results are as follows:
right, not doing any sins.
sincere, having no bitterness, worry, hatred, envy, and uncleanness,
but having peaceful heart.
and fully surrendering ourselves to God.
hands touch, meaning that Satan cannot touch us.
hands embrace, meaning that God cares, protects, and solves our
hands bless us physically and spiritually, until the blessing of
birthright, that is the right of inheriting the eternal kingdom of
26:69-75 is about Peter denied Jesus.
denied Jesus by words three times as follows:
there are three ways of denial to Jesus as follows:
69-70] Peter denied Jesus of Galilee.
71-72] Peter denied Jesus of Nazareth.
73-75] Peter denied Jesus even cursed and swore.
Jesus by words as Peter.
practices are as follows:
confessing Jesus and righteousness because of 'something' in
Jesus by deeds.
profess to know God, but in works they deny Him,
being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good
practices are as follows:
deeds, those are evil and unclean deeds. It means sinful deeds up
to the peak of sins, that is eating-drinking sins and marrying and
being given in marriage sins.
deeds, those are being unfaithful until leaving the
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is
the manner of some, but exhorting one
and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation
which will devour the adversaries.
unfaithful until leaving the ministry becomes habitual sin, whose
sign is there is no more regrets, and willful sin.
for every good work, that is doing something that harms the others
and repaying evil by evil.
faith to Jesus.
26:11 And I punished them often in every
synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being
exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them
even to foreign cities.
The practices are as follows:
the true teaching Word and turning to another teaching.
true teaching Word is the Word written in the Holy Bible and
revealed by God, whose verse is explained by another verse.
4:3 For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires,
because they have itching ears, they will heap up for
4:4 and they will turn their
ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
the last days, great shake will happen in the church of God. God's
servant or God's children will be no longer able to listen and
obey the true teaching Word because their hearts preserve sins or
something wrong, so they turn to another teaching/ fables. Fable is
something that is not according to the revelation of the Word of
God, but it is according to:
is only for children. If one likes fable, it means that his
spirituality is as a child. Fable only satisfies the desire of ears
until one sleeps spiritually. If Jesus comes a second time, he will
whose truth cannot be accounted,
words that do not show the sins,
teaching of Satan, including idol, tradition which is not
according to the Word of God.
Nowadays, let us receive the true teaching Word, so
we can have meek and sensitive heart and do not receive another
teaching and fables.
believing Jesus = leaving Jesus because of temptations in every
aspect and obsessions.
1:4 For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who
long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn
the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Who denies Jesus?
who have crept in unnoticed. It means as follows:
who are in the shepherding, but not seriously inside the
shepherding. Especially they do not want to listen and obey the
shepherding Word, but strange voice.
who misuse the grace of God to release the flesh desire and keep
Sinful life who blames the others is being
outside the grace of God.
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He
is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
consequence of doing unnoticed creep is being same as antichrist who
will be perished forever.
We must be inside the graceful
hands of God so we will not deny God and do unnoticed creep.
The practices are as follows:
the true water baptism.
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
In the past
Noah entered the ark together with his wife, sons, and daughter in
laws, because of God's grace so they were saved.
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.
It is the grace of God when we can
enter the true baptism.
It is the abundant grace of God when a
husband and the wife, children and the parents can enter one true
The true water baptism is the burial of one
who has repented (died from sins) in water together with Jesus to
rise in new life, that is having good conscience that will not deny
right shepherded and entering the true shepherding pen.
denotes the Holy Place on Tabernacle, where there are three pieces
of equipment which denote perseverance in three main services as
Candlestick perseverance in General Service.
of Showbread perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy
Altar of Incense perseverance in Worship Service.
Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before
the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So he went out
and wept bitterly.
has denied Jesus three times, God the Father, the Son of God, and
God the Holy Spirit with his body, soul, and spirit. Actually, Peter
should have been perished. But Peter was still willing to listen the
repeated shepherding Word faithfully (the crows of the rooster), so
Peter was still helped.
The shepherding Word does not show
our greatness, but our weaknesses, so that we can realize and regret
our sins. If we confess our sins, we will be returned to the grace
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.
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 the sea.
Peter denied God again so he was failed and
But fortunately there is still the shepherding Word.
21:15 So when they had
eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son
of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes,
Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him,
"Feed My lambs."
21:17 He said to him
the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love
Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do
you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know
all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to
him, "Feed My sheep.
21:18 Most assuredly, I say
to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where
you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands,
and another will gird you and carry you where you do
21:19 This He spoke, signifying by
what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He
said to him, "Follow Me."
God stretched out His hands
to Peter through three questions that denote the shepherding Word
in three main services and he was purified and able to stretch out
his hands to Him. It means as follows:
results are as follows:
God through testimony.
obedient until we finish the race.
God, believing and fully surrendering to Him. We live in the
embrace of graceful hands of God that never change as shining sun
and flowing river.
the Old Testament, Moses stretched out his hand over the sea until
the waters were divided. It means that the graceful hands of God
care us, give way out of all problems even the impossible ones and
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the
sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night,
and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were
the New Testament, Peter stretched out his hands and God stretched
out His hands. God is able to lift up all our physical and
spiritual failures, and make us successful in His time, until He
will exalt us to the glorious clouds in His second coming.
5:5 Likewise you younger people,
submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you
be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
"God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves
under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,