General Service in Malang, November 08, 2015 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3:14-22 is about the church of the Laodiceans (the seventh church) or
the congregation in the last days.
then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will
vomit you out of My mouth.
you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of
nothing'--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor,
blind, and naked--
church of the Laodiceans or the church in the last days is lukewarm
spiritually. Physically they are rich and have need of nothing.
However, spiritually they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and
naked. They have nothing.
church of the Laodiceans only prioritizes physical things. The
spiritual things are empty. They are satisfied only by physical
things, and do not want to be filled with spiritual things,
especially with the teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged
sword. If one is not filled with spiritual things, the consequence is
being as an empty chaff. He will be vomited by God and separated from
to the multitude of many people
make a noise like the roar of the seas,
And to the rushing of
make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;
But God will
rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like the
chaff of the mountains before the wind, Like a rolling thing before
equals to the sea waters that surge before the wind. It refers to the
servants of God who walk around and are not shepherded, so they are
free to look for, follow, and satisfy the flesh desire, either in
daily life or ministry.
one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with
me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great
harlot who sits on many waters,
Then he said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the harlot
sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
wavy sea waters are sat by the Babylon, meaning the servants of God
who are not shepherded will be commanded by the Babylon. The
practices are as follows.
unfaithful in the ministry, even leaving it.
the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept When we
hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it.
there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song,
those who plundered us requested
"Sing us one
of the songs of Zion!"
willow by the rivers of Babylon refers to the servants of God who
only aim for the flesh desire. The consequence is hanging the harps,
meaning being unfaithful even leaving the ministry.
Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was
remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief
priests and elders,
"I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said,
to us? You see to
he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and
went and hanged himself.
the harp equals to hanging oneself.
has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for
us (for it is written, "Cursed is
everyone who hangs on a tree"
oneself means rejecting the sacrifice of Christ, so he must bear all
the curse and judgment of sins, up to the everlasting perdition.
egoistic, only prioritizing oneself.
will also make it a possession for the porcupine,
And marshes of
muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says
the Lord of hosts.
who is commanded by Babylon is as the marsh. It means as follows.
receiving the flow of water from everywhere, but not draining it to
anywhere. It refers to the servants of God who only want to receive
blessing, but do not want to become blessing to the others, either
physically or spiritually.
unwilling to give and visit the others who are in need. He becomes
as the swamp and the place of piling up the salt of sins.
its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over
is as the Dead Sea, where there is no life. He becomes dry until
dies spiritually, and will be destroyed forever.
He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch
as you did
not do it
to one of the least of these, you did not do it
these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous
into eternal life."
things that we do not do to the others who are in need while God
has encouraged us will be accounted on the day of judgment. On that
time, there will be no more chance to repair it.
controlled by the evil and unclean spirits, that lead to the peak of
he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is
fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a
prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated
spirit causes the lust of money, that makes one be stingy and
Unclean spirit causes sin concerning eating-drinking
(smoking, getting drunk, consuming drugs) and marrying-being given
in marriage (sexuality sin with all its variety, mix marriage).
as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the
Son of Man:
ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and
destroyed them all.
condition in the last days will return to the days of Noah, where
people did evil and unclean sins. On those days, the world was
condemned with the flood and only eight people were saved. In the
last days, the world will be condemned with fire from the heaven up
to the everlasting perdition.
We must learn about three
things as follows so we are saved from perdition.
the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was
great in the earth, and that
every intent of the thoughts of his heart was
only evil continually.
the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was
grieved in His heart.
the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the
face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of
the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
evil and unclean conscience will be dragged by the Babylon to the
peak of sins.
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.
is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal
of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
the past, Noah entered the ark. Now, we enter the true water
not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life.
requirement of the true water baptism is dying to sin, repenting.
The execution of the true water baptism is one who has died to
sin must be buried in water together with Jesus, to be raised with
Him in new life or Heavenly life that has good conscience.
conscience is sincere and obedient conscience. It will not be
dragged by Babylon.
we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard,
lest we drift away.
conscience will endure. It is as building a house on the rock, so
it will not fall by any temptations. We keep living in
righteousness and holiness.
the past, Noah entered three-leveled ark. Now, we enter the
ministry in the system of the Kingdom of Heaven (the Tabernacle).
this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall
three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty
shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit
from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make
lower, second, and third decks.
Court is the area of salvation, that is believing Jesus and water
The Most Holy Place is the area of perfection.
place now is the Holy Place, that is the shepherding pen. There are
three types of equipment within it.
the shepherding pen, our body, soul, and spirit attach to God the
Trinity, as a branch abides on the true vine. The results are as
Candlestick refers to perseverance in General Service. We have
fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His gifts.
of Showbread refers to perseverance in Bible Study Service with
Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the
teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ.
Altar of Incense refers to perseverance in Prayer Service. We have
fellowship with Father God in His love.
are protected from Babylon, so we cannot be dragged.
body, soul, and spirit are cared directly by God, so we experience
peace and have need of nothing.
in the hands of God, the hands of the High Priest that are full of
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God
had commanded him; and the Lord shut him in.
requirement to live within the hands of God is we must experience
the sprinkling of blood. Jesus must experience flesh suffering and
die on the cross to stretch out His hands to us. We must also
experience flesh suffering to stretch out our hands to
know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no
one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word,
and have not denied My name.
I will make those
of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but
lie--indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet,
and to know that I have loved you.
lets us experience suffering so we experience life renewal from the
flesh man to the spiritual one, that is being obedient and crying
out Jesus' name (not denying Him). Being obedient and worshiping
God equal to stretching out our hands to God. Thus, we live within
the merciful hands of God. The results are as follows.
merciful hands of God close the door of the ark, so the flood
cannot enter. It means we are protected from impossible
merciful hands of God open the door of the ark. It means He opens
new way for us.
brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of
a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the
veil, that is, His flesh,
way is the way to the New Jerusalem. We experience life renewal
from the flesh man to the spiritual one as Jesus. It is started
with being honest, not saying lies again. We let "yes" be
"yes", and "no" be "no".
New way is also the way
out from every impossible problem. God is able to help and solve
all our problems, illness, financial matter, et
way is the beautiful and successful future.