General Service in Malang, September 26, 2010 (Sunday Morning)
Matthew 25:14-30 is about parable
Talent = heavenly property
= ministry, which couldn't be compared with
everything, since the ministry has the same
value with Jesus' blood.
If we who are
sinful can accept the talent, that is God's mercy and justice.
you have not ministered yet, let you
pray more so you could accept the ministry
If we have ministered, we must be
Matthew 25:16-30 is about attitude to
The positive attitude was shown by the servants receiving
5 and 2 talents. They were called as faithful and good servants.
negative attitude was shown by the servant receiving 1 talent. He
as wicked and lazy servant. And he will be
cast away into the outer darkness.
25:16-30 is also about GOD'S ATTITUDE TO TALENTS.
25:19. "After a long time the lord of those
servants came and settled accounts with them.
you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my
coming I would have received back my own with interest.
wishes the growth of talents.
Matthew 25 refers
to Aaron's rod that sprouted, flowered and bore
fruit. If that rod had not grown,
it would have died and wrecked.
the servant of God must have the growth of talent.
beginning, God gave 5+2+1 = 8 talents.
This number of 8 refers
to 8 people who were saved from
floodwaters in Noah's ark,
those are Noah and his wife, Shem and his wife,
Ham and his wife, as well as Japheth and His wife.
is called bride salvation.
is not enough up to here. God wants
the growth of the talent.
25:20. "So he who had received five talents
came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to
me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents
25:21. "His lord said to him, 'Well done,
good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I
will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your
25:22. "He also who had received two talents came
and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained
two more talents besides them.'
25:23. "His lord
said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been
faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.
Enter into the joy of your lord.'
growth is 5+2 = 7 talents.
The number of 7 refers
to bride perfection.
God wants the growth from bride salvation to
The example of life who
has the growth from bride
salvation to bride perfection is Lot.
19:15. When the morning dawned, the angels urged
Lot to hurry, saying, "Arise, take your wife and your two
daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the
19:16. And while he lingered, the men took hold
of his hand, his wife's hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the
LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him
outside the city.
19:17. So it came to pass, when they had
brought them outside, that he said, "Escape for your life! Do
not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the
mountains, lest you be destroyed."
Lot came out of
Sodom-Gomorrah (already saved). But he had
to run to the mountains, so he would not be
Lot's wife had already come
out from Sodom-Gomorrah, but finally she became
pilar of salt because she didn't have the growth.
21:9. Then one of the seven angels who had the
seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked
with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the
21:10. And he carried me away in
the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the
great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from
The mountain spiritually refers to New
Jerusalem, that is God's bridegroom.
Now, we have been already
serving God (has already got the talent) and must
go to bride perfection (run to the mountain).
having salvation is not enough. The salvation is
only asset which we have to work
until we reach the bride perfection.
If we are
only safe, we will remain destroyed, be
left behind when Jesus comes a second time. and
requirement for gaining bride perfection:
- Run from
19:17. So it came
to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, "Escape
for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the
plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed."
means run from Babel's sins. We have to experience
purification/escape from Babel's sin.
For running, we
need speed and power from God.
117:28. "Likewise as it was also in the days
of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted,
17:29. "but on the day that Lot went out
of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them
17:30. "Even so will it be in the day when the
Son of Man is revealed.
Babel's sins are:
- Sin of eating and drinking
(smoke, drunk, gamble, consume drugs) and
sin of marrying and giving in marriage,personal
sexual sin with all of its kinds, sexual sins in marriage, and
getting married after divorce).
- Sin of selling and buying,
meaning allowing all ways to get money.
includes stinginess (disability
give) and greediness (robbing other's
right and God's right).
- Sin of planting and building,
that is building babel's body, satan's
can we be purified from Babel's sins?
The answer is
perseverance in committing
Bible Study Service and Holy Communion
(Table of Showbread). This is the power and speed from
God to release us from Babel's sin. Our own power will not be able
to run from babel's sin.
The life who runs
from Babel's sin, on later will really run to the other
desert when antichrist rules. We will run
by the power of eagle's wing which can't be countered by anything.
At that desert, we will be ready for
greeting Jesus's second coming.
Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place
prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two
hundred and sixty days.
112:14. But the woman was given
two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness
to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a
time, from the presence of the serpent.
- Do not stop at plain of
19:17. So it came to pass,
when they had brought them outside, that he said, "Escape for
your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the
plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be
The plain will
be the place accepting fire and brimstone.
4:23. Now when the copy of King Artaxerxes' letter
was read before Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their companions,
they went up in haste to Jerusalem against the Jews, and by force of
arms made them cease.
4:24. Thus the work of the
house of God which is at Jerusalem ceased, and it was
discontinued until the second year of the reign of Darius king of
Now, satan is trying to stop the building of
the body of Christ, the perfect God's bridegroom
by the letters from ruler, organization and ourselves.
instructs "dont't stop".
The meaning is don't
be lax, don't stumble,
don't leave ministry whatever the reasons.
If we stop, it is
same with existing in the plain of Jordan which becomes
place for accepting fire and brimstone, those are God's punishment.
Term of plain also means go down. It
means everything will go down until being
1 Corinthians 9:25
everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now
they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable
The ministry is a racing. Lots of ministries do
not reach finish line. We must race until we reach the finish
In the marriage, we have to race
in the ministry. Lot's family raced and one of them was
In the racing, it is our own business.
have to minister God completely, faithfully,
and fervently in spirit.
Where can we minister faithfully and fervently
The answer is persevarance in committing
General Service (The Golden Candlestick).
The result is
we get the eternal crown or
- Do not look behind.
19:17. So it came to pass, when they had brought
them outside, that he said, "Escape for your life! Do
not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain.
Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed."
meaning is our eyes look
at God, only look at God =
Worship is the peak of
We could worship God through
committing Prayer Service (The Golden Altar of Incense).
12:1. Therefore we also, since
we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside
every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us
run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of
our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the
cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of
the throne of God.
12:3. For consider Him who endured
such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you
become weary and discouraged in your souls.
worshipping and looking unto Jesus, we will accept heart
fortitude, so we do not easily become weak
107:43. Whoever is
wise will observe these things, And they will understand
the lovingkindness of the LORD.
We will also
accept the lovingkindness of the Lord.
people who commit the 3 kinds of
service, and are
obedient to the Chief Shepherd's voice will live in God's
goodness and mercy [Psalms 23].
results of living in the
Hands of the Chief Shepherd are as
- Hands of God's mercy and
goodness are able to take care of us
not only in the middle of harder world, but also in spiritual
meaning that is to give satisfaction and happiness
I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My
people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD."
- Hands of God's mercy and
goodness are able to make
136:1. Oh, give thanks
to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures
136:3. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His
mercy endures forever:
136:4. To Him who alone does great
wonders, For His mercy endures forever;
is to make the impossible things become
Spiritual miracle is we will be changed from flesh
become spritual human like Jesus.
The renewal of life is the
The first renewal of life is honesty,
if yes say yes, it no say no.
Every our life step will become miracle step in both
physical and spiritual life, until the
last miracle that is we
are changed to become as
glorious as God.