General Service in Malang, October 28, 2012 (Sunday Morning)
and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
27 refers to seven sprinkling of blood upon the Ark of the Covenant.
It means the suffering Jesus experiences until He dies on the cross
to save, sanctify, and perfect us.
are seven passages in Matthew 27 that refer to the seven sprinkling
We are learning the seventh one, namely Pilate Sets a
27:62 On the next day, which followed the
Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together
27:63 saying, "Sir, we remember, while
He was still alive, how that deceiver said, 'After three days I
27:64 Therefore command that the tomb
be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night
and steal Him away, and say to the people, 'He has
risen from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse than the
27:65 Pilate said to them, "You have a
guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how."
27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure,
sealing the stone and setting the guard.
chief priests and Pharisees seal the tomb of Jesus and set the guard
from Pilate. The aim is to prevent the resurrection of Jesus.
chief priests and Pharisees represent the servants of God who reject
the resurrection power of Jesus.
are three kinds of Jesus' resurrection power as follows.
power in the true teaching Word.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and
believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come
into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
Word spoken by Jesus Himself is the Word whose secret is revealed.
One verse explains another verse in the Holy Bible. This is the true
Within Tabernacle, the Word refers to two
rows of showbread (six in a row) on the Table of Showbread. It
denotes sixty-six books in the Holy Bible.
Now, the Table of
Showbread refers to Bible Study Service with Holy Communion.
we experience resurrection power in the true teaching Word by
persevering in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion.
6:60 Therefore many of His disciples,
when they heard this, said, "This is a hard saying;
who can understand it?"
6:61 When Jesus
knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to
them, "Does this offend you?
6:65 And He said,
"Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it
has been granted to him by My Father."
that time many of His disciples went back and walked
with Him no more.
If we can receive and enjoy the true
teaching Word, it is only by His grace.
If we persevere in Bible
Study Service with Holy Communion, it is also only by His grace.
15:19 For out of the
heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications,
thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
are the things which defile a man, but to eat with
unwashed hands does not defile a man."
perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion, our heart
is sanctified from seven evil and unclean desires, so we experience
the resurrection power of God that removes us from death to life.
The practice is living in righteousness and holiness, until sometime
we become blameless as Jesus to enter eternal life forever.
there are rejection attitudes to the resurrection power of Jesus as
and arguing in listening the true teaching Word.
Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He
said to them, "Does this offend you?
being willing to understand nor believe the true teaching Word.
there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from
the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would
back from the true teaching Word, not following Jesus anymore but
following the flesh desire.
many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
power in Holy Spirit.
if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your
mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
brethren, we are debtors--not to the flesh, to live according to
if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the
Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
is proved when Jesus dies and afterward the Holy Spirit raises Him.
Within Tabernacle, it denotes to the Golden Candlestick. Now, it
refers to perseverance in General Service.
experience resurrection power of Holy Spirit by persevering in
Resurrection power in Holy Spirit put to
death the deeds of the body that lead us to death or perdition.
the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath,
selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
beforehand, just as I also told you
in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit
the kingdom of God.
resurrection power in Holy Spirit puts to death the deeds of the
body, we will experience renewal of life from flesh man to become
spiritual man as Jesus. If there is renewal of life, we will bear
the fruit of the Spirit.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
self-control. Against such there is no law.
fruits of the Spirit are divided into three groups as follows.
we reject the Holy Spirit and follow the flesh, there is only the
image of Satan. But if we put to death the flesh deeds, we will
receive the image of God the Trinity.
joy, peace the character of God the Father.
kindness, goodness the character of the Son of God.
gentleness, self-control the character of God the Holy Spirit.
Rejection attitude to
resurrection power in Holy Spirit is not being willing to experience
renewal of life but keeping the flesh characters which lead us to
power in the love of God.
1 John 3:13-14
not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the
brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in
Within Tabernacle, it refers to the Golden Altar
of Incense. Now, it refers to the perseverance in Prayer Service.
Thus, we experience resurrection power in the love of God by
persevering in Prayer Service.
Resurrection power in the
love of God is able to pass us from death to life.
5:43 "You have heard that it was said,
'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse
you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute you,
5:45 that you
may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on
the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the
5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just
as your Father in heaven is perfect.
The warmth of the
sunshine of God's love makes us able to love the others and our
If the love has been perfect, we will become one
perfect body of Christ, namely the Heavenly bride who is ready to
welcome His second coming.
Rejection attitude to
resurrection power in the love of God is hatred that peaks on hatred
without any reasons.
positive attitude besides struggling in this world is we must
struggle to experience resurrection power in the Word, Holy Spirit,
and the love of God by persevering in three main services within
shepherding. Thus, we move from death to eternal life.
15:50 Now this I say, brethren,
that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does
corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I
tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead
will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
we persevere in the shepherding and experience resurrection power,
little by little we will be renewed. It continues until Jesus'
second coming, and we will be renewed as glorious as Him, to receive
eternal life forever.
But life who rejects shepherding will be in
the death forever.
practices of living in resurrection power are as follows.
strong and of good courage.
1 Corinthians 15:53-58
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this
mortal must put on immortality.
when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has
put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is
written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is
15:56 The sting of death is
sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in
the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the
It means as follows.
fast the true teaching Word and being obedient.
being doubtful, not being desperate or disappointed in facing
problems, but keeping on hoping on Jesus.
doing any sins whatever the risk.
Always being keen on the
work of God, being faithful and fervent in spirit in ministry.
strong and of good courage and being faithful means stretching out
both our hands to God. Thus, He will also stretch out His hands to
The results are as follows.
hands of God are able to make everything beautiful in His time and
to give victory.
1 Chronicles 19:13
of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the
cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in
are used in the ministry of the building of Christ's perfect body.
1:6 Be strong and of good
courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the
land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
labor is not in vain. It means we will be successful and there is
reward for our present life up to the eternal one forever.
15:58 Therefore, my
beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the
22:3 And there
shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall
be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.