General Service in Malang, November 04, 2018 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When He opened the seventh seal, there
was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were
Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the
He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers
of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints,
ascended before God from the angel's hand.
Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar,
and threw it to the earth. And
there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.
is about the opening of the seventh seal.
There were seven angels
with seven trumpets. It means that each angel was entrusted with one
The angel refers to a pastor who feeds the
congregation with the angel's bread.
The trumpet or the
angel's bread refers to the shepherding word, namely the true
teaching word which is hard and entrusted by God to a shepherd or
pastor to be preached to the congregation faithfully, sequentially,
and repetitively, so they experience the spiritual growth
up to the spiritual maturity and perfection.
The shepherding word
also becomes a command for the congregation so that they know what
things that they must do or not to do until they are perfect and
are two contradictory
conditions as follows:
8:1-4] The silence.
who hears and obeys the voice of the shepherd or trumpet will
experience the silence which increases up
to the silence for about half an
hour in heaven.
rejects the voice of trumpets or the shepherding word will
shakings which increase up to the destruction until perdition
forever in hell.
from now, we must be shepherded well and correctly.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a
loud voice, as of a trumpet,
saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,"
and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven
churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to
Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
Then I turned to
see the voice
that spoke with me. And having turned I
saw seven golden lampstands.
function of the voice of the trumpet, shepherding word, or the voice
of the shepherd is to sanctify and change the congregation until they
have no blemish and become
like Jesus. So, they will appear like the seven lampstands, the
perfect church, the light of the world, or the heavenly bride.
"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
duty of the church of God on the last day is to become the witness or
And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed
begged Him that he might be with Him.
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home to
your friends, and
tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has
had compassion on you."
must be testified or what is content of testimony?
must testify the thing that God has done in our life, namely the
renewal of life through two things as follows:
the work of the gospel of salvation, the gospel word, or the good
news which preaches the first coming of Jesus in the world as the
only sinless man but he must die on the cross to save the sinful
The work of the gospel of salvation is to call us
from the darkness to His miraculous light, so we can trust Jesus,
repent, enter the water and Holy Spirit baptism, and be
from water and Spirit, so we can live in righteousness. It is the
same as being saved and blessed by God.
salvation is only for the Israelites or the chosen people
but because a part of them rejected it, there is opportunity for
the Gentiles to receive it.
Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary
that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but
since you reject it,
and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold,
we turn to the Gentiles.
"For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you as a
light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends
of the earth.'"
"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
direction of the witness starts from Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria,
the end of the earth.
the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the true teaching
word which is sharper than any two-edged sword, or the Bride
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are
whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe,
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who
is the image of God, should shine on them.
"And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom
is coming; go out to meet him!'
preaches the second coming of Jesus in the
as the King of all kings or the heavenly Bridegroom.
work of the Bride Tidings is to sanctify and change us to be as
perfect and glorious as Jesus until we become the heavenly bride
who is ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds to
be with Him forever.
as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west,
so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
direction of the witness starts
end of the earth or the
east to the western
Samaria, Judea, until
it returns to
Jerusalem. Israelites and Gentiles become one perfect body of
Christ or the heavenly bride to welcome His second coming until
the New Jerusalem of the eternal heavenly
the lovingkindness of God which has helped us from all
even the impossible ones.
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go
home to your friends,
and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how
He has had compassion on you."
And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus
had done for him; and all marveled.
levels of testimony are as follows:
the lamp gives light and the darkness under the basket or the
one of economy cannot
influence the household. Also the darkness under the bed or the sin
of uncleanness cannot enter the household. The household is not a
place to quarrel but to bear witness. If the husband and the wife
quarrel, the household
is dark and the other
can enter the house.
is start from the marriage or the household.
"Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but
on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
become a lamp in our household.
husband becomes a witness when he loves his wife as himself and
not do bitterly towards
her but takes
to his house-hold physically and spiritually.
to the husband in everything, prays,
God more to protect the weaknesses of the husband and children.
children obey the parents.
The house also refers to the house of
God or shepherding pen. The shepherding is a place to testify not to
So, there are preservation, protection, and joy.
light before men.
your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in
become the light through our good deeds. We do not harm other people
but we repay good for evil.
5:29] Testifying in Decapolis.
means ten. Polis means city.
The city of love or bride
refers to the New Jerusalem.
It means that we become the
light of the world until
we are in
the New Jerusalem.
"You are the light of the world. A
city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain,
me the great city, the holy Jerusalem,
descending out of heaven from God.
means that we have the debt of the blood of Jesus which cannot be
paid by anything.
word of testimony is able to defeat Satan.
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.
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.
we do not testify, we will become an
like Satan and deny God for sure.
"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."
power to testify is Holy Spirit.
Men in flesh and blood are
in the dark,
so they can only
lie, gossip, and accuse.
"But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is
written in their law, 'They
hated Me without a cause.'
"But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the
Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will
testify of Me.
you also will bear witness,
because you have been with Me from the beginning.
do we need Holy Spirit to testify?
Because we face the darkness
and shaking of the world
on the last days which is full of difficulties, crisis, sins, hatred
without any cause, until the
time of the persecution
of antichrist who rules over the world for three and a half
So, we must testify by the power of Holy Spirit in any
like John the Baptist.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold!
The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.
And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold
the Lamb of God!"
The two disciples heard him speak, and
they followed Jesus.
testified about Jesus bravely like the burning lamp and an
And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples
said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things
which you hear and see:
11:5 "The blind see and the lame
walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised
up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."
they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John:
"What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed
shaken by the wind?
he was in prison, he started to be doubtful like a shaken reed and
flax that could have made the lamp quenched.
But, when he was doubtful, he asked Jesus. He was strengthened by the
power of the true teaching word and the anointing of Holy Spirit, so
he kept on
Jesus until he was beheaded or his flesh did not speak anymore.
"But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft
garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings'
"But what did you go out to see? A
prophet? Yes, I say to you,and more than a prophet.
was beheaded, but when Jesus comes, he will be raised to be the
The functions of Holy Spirit are as follows:
us extra power when we face every darkness in the world, so we are
strong and courageous. We are not disappointed
and hopeless. We do not leave
and deny God, but keep
The lamp keeps
on burning. It
means that we keep faithful and fervent in spirit to serve and
minister to God.
helper finishes all impossible problems in due time.
Spirit of glory changes us from the fleshly man to the spiritual one
It begins from being transparent and being
honest. We confess our condition just the way we are. Being honest
refers to the house of prayer, so our prayer is answered by God. The
success, the bitter things
sweet, the broken things
good until the time when Jesus comes that things are changed to
perfect. We are ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious
clouds and we are with Him forever.