General Service in Malang, September 01, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 9:13-21 is about the sixth trumpet or the sixth condemnation of Son of God to men in the earth, so the body, soul, and spirit of a third of mankind will die because of the great war.

Revelation 9:16-18
9:16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
9:18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed--by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths

The fire, smoke, and brimstone come out from the mouth of the horse. Those are the weapons which are used as follows:
  1. The fire has been used in the first world war. The spiritual fire refers to the destroying tongue.
  2. The Smoke has been used in the second world war.
    The spiritual smoke refers to the sins up to the peak which make men perish.
The brimstone will be used in the third world war.
The spiritual brimstone refers to the false teachings which destroy men.
Revelation 9:19
9:19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.

The tail of the horse does harm. Men live corruptly until perishing forever.

Genesis 6:12
6:12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

At the days of Noah, the life of men was corrupted.

Exodus 32:7
32:7 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves

When Israelites went out of Egypt, they corrupted themselves.

Be watchful! At the last day, when the church of God will go out of the earth to meet Jesus who will come for the second time, the churches of God corrupt themselves.

There are three kinds of corrupted life as follows:
  1. Being corrupt in marriage.
    Genesis 6:2
    6:2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

    The facts found in it are follows:

    • The mixed-marriage. It happens because the marriage is only based on the desire of eye and flesh. It continuous to the divorce-remarrying until marrying-being given in marriage.

    • Destroying the holiness of the marriage through quarreling, violence, and adultery.
      Moses chose Zipporah, which means a little bird. The thing that is needed from a woman or wife is her voice, namely the good voice to the husband and the voice of worship to God.

      We must keep the holiness of the marriage. It starts from the beginning of the marriage, namely when we know each other or In dating, during marriage, until the end of the marriage or entering the marriage supper of the lamb.

      John 15:3
      15:3 "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

      We keep the holiness of marriage through the sword of the word.

    • The children who disobey their parents.
      Proverbs 28:24
      28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, And says, "It is no transgression," The same is companion to a destroyer.

  2. Being corrupt in the service and ministry to God.
    Exodus 32:5-6
    32:5 So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD."
    32:6 Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

    Corrupting the service and ministry to God is the same as worshiping the golden calf and being hard-hearted
    The facts found in it are as follows:

    • Serving and ministering to God only to look for the physical blessings including the physical entertainments. It means prioritizing the physical blessing, not the word of God, and being without the sanctification.

    • One becomes the stumbling block in the service and ministry, namely easily Stumbling or being offended and becoming the stumbling block for other people.
      Romans 14:20
      14:20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.
      The measurement of the service and ministry is holiness not the intelligence and greatness.

    • Being slothful and unfaithful in the service and ministry to God.
      Proverbs 18:9
      18:9 He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.

  3. Being corrupt in oneself.
    The facts found in it are as follows:

    • The desire of money which makes one stingy or cannot give and greedy or steal the possessions that belong to God and other people.
      Ecclesiastes 7:7
      7:7 Surely oppression destroys a wise man's reason, And a bribe debases the heart.

    • Doing the adultery through the eyes, mind, and deed.
      Proverbs 6:32
      6:32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul

    • Not guarding the tongue, so one lies, gossips, slanders, and blasphemes God.
      Proverbs 21:23
      21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Isaiah 30:14

30:14 And He shall break it like the breaking of the potter's vessel, Which is broken in pieces; He shall not spare. So there shall not be found among its fragments A shard to take fire from the hearth, Or to take water from the cistern."

How great a man in the world is, he is only like the clay vessel. If his life is corrupted, he is like a clay vessel which is thrown until it is broken in pieces or becomes useless. He only grieves the heart of God, pastor, and parents. So, he receives the wrath of God and he perishes forever.

God always gives opportunity and mercy so that the broken vessel can be formed again to be the vessel for His glory.
Jeremiah 18:1-6
18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying:
18:2 "Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."
18:3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.
18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.
18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
18:6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?" says the LORD. "Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!

Isaiah 52:13-15
52:13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
52:15 So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider

John 19:33-34
19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
19:34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out

As for Jesus, He willingly became marred and broken on the cross to fix the Israelites and the Gentiles.
Actually, Jesus died with four main wounds to redeem and save the Israelites. It refers to the love of God to the Israelites.
The fifth wound was to redeem and save the Gentiles. It refers to the mercy and grace of God to the Gentiles.

Zechariah 12:10
12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

As for us, nowadays, we must look and mourn over the side of Jesus which was speared until blood and water came out of it.
The sign of blood means believing Jesus and repenting. The true faith comes from hearing the word of God, not because of seeing. Repenting means stopping sinning and returning to God. Still doing sins, one becomes the vessel which is thrown continually. Stopping sinning is the same as stopping the destruction. We must also forgive and forget the sins of other people.

The sign of water refers to the true water baptism.
1 Peter 3:20-21
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.
3:21 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 Christ

Entering the water baptism means entering the ark of Noah.

Romans 6:4
6:4 Therefore 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.

The true water baptism means that one who has believed Jesus and repented must be buried in water with Jesus, so he comes out of water with Him and gets a new life or the heavenly one.

Genesis 6:16
6:16 "You 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 it with lower, second, and third decks.

The door of salvation is in the side of the ark. It means that the salvation for the Gentiles is only in the side of Jesus. We must see and mourn over the side of Jesus which was speared until blood and water came out of it. It means as follows:
  1. Willingly suffering in flesh to repent and be reborn, so we get the new heavenly life, namely living in the righteousness and purity.
  2. One becomes the slaves of righteousness, namely the servant and the minister of God who serve and minister to Him according to the ministry that is entrusted by Him faithfully and righteously, faithfully and kindly, and faithfully and fervently in spirit whatever must be sacrificed. Only the true teaching word cannot be sacrificed.
    Romans 6:18
    6:18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

    Everything that we sacrifice to the work of God never vanishes away. Our right and wage are guaranteed in the hand of God.

  3. Praying, worshiping, crying, and groaning to God.
    12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
    12:11 "In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
    12:12 "And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves;

    12:13 "the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves;
    12:14 "all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.

    Revelation 12:1-2
    12:1 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
    12:2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

    We cry and groan to experience the life renewal until we are the same as a baby who only looks at God. We only cry and stretch our hand to God. So, He will stretch His merciful hand to carry us. He watches, cares, and struggles for us.

    • So that we do not fall in sins. We keep on following and serving to God until His second coming.
      Isaiah 46:3
      46:3 "Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld by Me from birth, Who have been carried from the womb.

    • God is responsible to determine our life and death and preserve us. There is successful and beautiful future life.
      Isaiah 46:4
      46:4 Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

    • God bears all heavy burdens, weariness, and tear. He gives peace, so all things are easy and light.
    • God delivers and sanctifies us little by little until we are perfect like Jesus.
God blesses you.