General Service in Malang, October 17, 2010 (Sunday Morning)
25:31-46 is about the last judgment.
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels
with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
Jesus appears in glory as King of kings sitting on the throne
He has to undergo the way of death, the way of
resurrection, and the way of glory in order reach the throne of
For to this you
because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that
you should follow His steps:
are CALLED to follow His steps, namely the step of death, the step of
resurrection, and the step of glory, so we may reach the throne of
glory together with Him forever.
He is calling us, do not ever be
Following the step of death, the step of
resurrection, and the step of glory can be done through WATER
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may
6:2 Certainly not! How shall we
who died to sin
live any longer in it?
6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us
as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
Therefore we were
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.
6:5 For if we have been united together in the
likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of
requirement of the true water baptism
believing in Jesus and repenting.
Repenting means we stop sinning
to return to God or being dead to sin.
It begins with being dead
to sins in our heart and mind, in our saying, and in our deeds.
process of repenting is through hearing the Word of God which shows
our sins so we can realize them, confess them to God and other
people, and do not repeat them after being forgiven.
implementation of the true water baptism
is through being buried in water together with Jesus. Our whole body
from our head to feet is dived in water.
A person has not been
baptized yet if s/he has not been buried in water.
result of the true baptism
is rising together with Jesus to get the glory, namely the renewal
from carnal men to spiritual men.
The new life is as Aaron's
are three kinds of renewal in water baptism as follows:
we have been renewed in our heart, mouth, and deeds, we will become
as newborn baby who always desires the mother's breast milk,
referring to shepherding Word.
renewal of heart.
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.
There 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
eight people were saved in the days of Noah through his ark.
Similarly, only few people are saved through the true water baptism
now. Meaning there are many Christians who do not want to be
that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were
beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they
6:5 Then 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.
6:6 And the LORD was sorry that He had
made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
hearts of men tend to do evil and disobedience always.
It can be
seen in the destroyed marriage. The glorious marriage God has
created is destroyed through mixed-marriage, divorce, and
marrying-giving in marriage.
are renewed from evil heart to good conscience which is obedient and
always looks upon God
in the true water baptism we have.
But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer
so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own
we have given You.
29:17 "I know also, my God, that You
test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the
uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things;
and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to
offer willingly to You.
29:18 "O LORD God of Abraham,
Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the intent of
the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward
29:19 "And give my son Solomon a loyal heart to keep
Your commandments and Your testimonies and Your statutes, to do all
these things, and to build the temple for which I have made
facts found in the good conscience are as follows:
faithful and sincere in committing service and ministry to the
obedient to God, beginning in the marriage. The start of the
marriage must be in line with the Word of God. The obedience must
continue up to the end of the marriage.
to give or sacrifice all things for God willingly and cheerfully.
Such person will be employed by God in building Christ's body.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or
of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
9:8 And God is
able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always
having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for
every good work.
a heart which tends to give, all our offerings will never go with
the wind because God will give us His grace which is useful as
preserve our live until we have abundance, and do not lack
give us abundance for every good work.
The good work is as the
clean and bright fine linen of God's Bride.
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
renewal of mouth/tongue.
And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their
eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were
very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.
Then they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in
Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you
so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?
old men were full of vain saying, grumbling, and murmuring.
Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD,
and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has
triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the
through the Red Sea, referring to water baptism, there was the song
It indicates that there
is a renewal of mouth to become mouth which praises and worships God
after being baptized. The song of Moses is the song of
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and
became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the
name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth,
and of those under the earth,
2:11 and that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
is obedient to the point of death on the cross so He got the power
of victory over the trinity of Satan.
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the
sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying,
"Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
is only one voice 'Alleluia' to worship God when Jesus comes a
second time. It is the true mouth.
Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels
having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is
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!
will sing the song of Moses beside the sea of glass in heaven. We
worship God day and night forever.
renewal of deeds.
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without
hands, by putting
off the body of the sins of the flesh,
by the circumcision of Christ,
2:12 buried with Him in baptism,
in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working
of God, who raised Him from the dead.
baptism is described as circumcision or putting off the body of the
sins of the flesh.
The circumcision was the covenant of God with
Abraham in the past but now the spiritual one is our promise to God
to put off all sins.
If we can fulfill our promise to Him, He
will fulfill His promises to us.
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and
all evil speaking,
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow
And when she had opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby
wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, "This is one of
the Hebrews' children."
are as baby Moses who is powerless, hopeless, without beautiful
future life, and there is none may help in facing many impossible
We only weep and cry out the name of Jesus in God's
embrace until He stretches His merciful hands to do these things:
preserve our life although we are in the midst of impossibilities,
help our life,
lift up our life from failure to beautiful future life,
employ our life in the revival of building Christ's body until we
become God's Bride who is ready to be lifted up on glorious clouds
at the time of Jesus' second coming.