General Service in Surabaya, May 04, 2014 (Sunday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Good evening, let us
hear the Word of God. Let the peace, grace, and joy of God be in the
midst of us abundantly.
1: 13-16 =
appearance of Jesus Himself in four real manifestations (It
has been explained since Bible
Study Service in Surabaya, February 03, 2014):
= Jesus appears in His glory as The
being clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the
chest with a golden band (It has been explained since Bible
Study Service in Surabaya, February 3, 2014).
= Jesus appears in His glory as The
King of all kings,
whose head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His
eyes like a flame of fire (It has been explained since General
Service in Surabaya, February 23, 2014).
= Jesus appears in His glory as The
whose feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His
voice as the sound of many waters (It has been explained since Bible
Study Service in Surabaya, March 17, 2014).
= Jesus appears in His glory as The
the peak. We will never be separated from Him, but we are with Him
forever. (It has been explained since General
Service in Surabaya, March 30, 2014).
husband = the head = the Heavenly bridegroom.
The wife = the body
= the Heavenly bride.
head and the body will be united and cannot be separated anymore. If
we know Jesus as the Good Father, there is still a lost son. If we
know Jesus as the Physician, we will not need Him anymore when we
are healthy. If we know Jesus as the one who blesses us, we will not
need Him after we are blessed. If we know Jesus as the Heavenly
Bridegroom or the Head, we, as the body, will always need Him
Our relationship with God must increase until we
know Him as the Head (the Heavenly bridegroom). We, as the perfect
body of Christ (the Heavenly bride), will not be separated from Him
anymore. When Jesus comes for a second time, we will be lifted up on
the glorious clouds (it
has been explained since General
Service in Surabaya, March 30, 2014).
we still discuss the fourth part, namely JESUS
APPEARS IN HIS GLORY AS THE HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM.
His right hand seven stars,
of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword,
like the sun shining in its strength.
signs of Jesus as the Heavenly Bridegroom are as follows.
had in His right hand seven stars (It has been explained since
Service in Surabaya, March 30, 2014),
of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword (It has been explained
Service in Surabaya, April 06, 2014),
countenance was like the sun shining in its strength (It has been
explained since Passover
Service in Surabaya, April 20, 2014).
we still discuss the third sign, that is His
countenance is like the sun shining in its strength.
sun shining in its strength"
= the light of glory. His countenance is like the sun shining in its
strength means illuminating the light of glory.
the high mountain, Jesus invited Peter, James, and John. Jesus
transfigured before them and His countenance was shining as the sun.
It is as seen by John the apostle in Patmos Island. It refers to
worship prayer. In
a true worship prayer,
we can see the countenance of Jesus that illuminates the light of
glory, so we experience life
from flesh man to become the spiritual one as Jesus. It is started
have learned about renewal of the ears,
Service in Surabaya, April 27, 2014.
Tonight, we still continue about renewal of the countenance (five
senses), that is renewal of the
of the skin (the touch sense) means being
anointed with Holy Spirit, so the feeling of the flesh does not exist
example of the feeling of the flesh is easily being irritated, et
we have heard that if the
are renewed, we will only hear the Word.
are renewed, we will see the field of God.
is renewed, we will be able to say right words.
the flesh holds the power, the mouth will lie, the eyes will see bad
daily practices of the skin (the touch sense) that is anointed by
Holy Spirit are as follows.
John 2: 27
anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do
not need that anyone teach you;
but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is
true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will
abide in Him.
about the antichrist.
= the anointing of Holy Spirit.
do not need that anyone teach you"
= it does not mean that we do not need to be taught by a pastor. It
is about the antichrist. If our skin has been anointed by Holy
Spirit, we will be sensitive about the antichrist (false teaching).
The first practice of the skin has been anointed by Holy
Spirit is being
sensitive to differ the true teaching Word with the false one,
so that we do not need to be taught by the others about false
If it is not according to the Bible, it is a false
teaching. There must be a pastor who is responsible to feed the
congregation (it must not be a guest who feeds the congregation).
Timothy 4: 1-2
says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving
heed to deceiving spirits
lies in hypocrisy, having their
own conscience seared
with a hot iron,
false teaching can come from anyone, especially as follows.
teaching sears the conscience ('
their own conscience seared
'), so one will doubt
the true teaching Word. The
is the faith fails,
and it will be difficult for him to return to the true teaching
through our husband, wife, or children (as Solomon received false
teaching through his wife). Solomon kept the true teaching Word or
the sword since his youth. But during his old age, his wife gave
him other teaching. At the end, Solomon threw the true teaching and
received the one from his wife. The consequence was his downfall.
person who has position.
example in the Bible is Peter. After the death of Jesus, Peter
returned to become fisherman ("I
am going fishing"),
and he was followed by the other disciples ("we
are going with you also").
Peter was followed by the other because he has position as the
senior disciple (although he had false teaching but he was still
the skin (the touch sense) is anointed by Holy Spirit, the results
are as follows.
to and expressly REJECT THE FALSE TEACHING
A little leaven leavens and destroys the whole
are writings about the leaven in the Bible as follows.
leaven of the Pharisees is the teaching about polygamy
(one man with many wives).
It also refers to the
leaven of marrying-divorcing.
It happens when one who has married before God divorces, and then
he marries the other before God again.
Be careful with the
leaven of marrying-divorcing, because it is written "what
God has joined together, let not man separate".
leaven of Babylon
= the teaching of Babylon, that is the
teaching about prosperity and entertainment for the flesh.
The things taught in the church are only blessings and
entertainment for the flesh. There are no
spiritual matters either sanctification.
is the church is led to the Babylon or the great harlot.
also marked with being
(the harlot represents unfaithful life).
there is the bride of Satan who is perfect in evil and uncleanness
while we become the perfect bride of God. The bride of Satan is
marked with uncleanness (there
is no holiness,
but only carnal blessing and entertainment) and unfaithfulness.
A harlot is
especially refers to a pastor who serves according to his own
A pastor must be faithful and give examples to the
sheep. If a pastor is unfaithful, the direction will be to the
FAST AND OBEY THE TRUE TEACHING WORD.
The true teaching Word means as follows.
is written in the Bible.
When facing Satan, Jesus always says,
to the Bible. If
the Word is written in the Bible, Satan
will be beaten
(Satan cannot touch us).
If one does not want to read the
Bible at home or church, he will become the target of Satan. If it
is difficult to read the Bible at home, we must read it more at
Word that is said by Jesus Himself.
are already clean because of the word which I
The Word that is said by Jesus means the Word whose secret
is revealed by God through a verse explains the other verses (it
is not a verse that is explained by joke).
A verse is the
saying of Jesus. If it is explained by the other verse, it will
become the saying of Jesus. Thus, the whole Word is the saying of
will sanctify our life.
Peter 1: 22
have purified your souls in obeying the truth
through the Spirit in
sincere love of the brethren,
love one another fervently with a pure heart,
we are obedient, we will be sanctified.
= the true teaching Word.
When we are sensitive and
express to hold fast to the true teaching Word and obey it, the
is we will live in holiness and have a sincere love to the others
(we can love one another).
If husband and wife have a good
feeling (being anointed by Holy Spirit), and hold fast the true
teaching Word and practice it, the
is they will live in holiness and love one another sincerely.
There will be no fight or divorce but happiness.
children and parents hold fast the true teaching Word and practice
it, they will live in holiness, love one another sincerely, and
there will be no fight. All will live in happiness. It is the same
case within the congregation.
people must pay attention that love comes from holiness. Love
without holiness is "fake".
Frequently during the courtship, young people ask for unclean
things for proofing the love. It is a "fake"
Young people must watch over the beginning of
marriage (the courtship period) in holiness, so they can love one
another sincerely. When
we love one another sincerely, we will become one unity.
that comes from holiness is sincere love (love without reward).
becomes one and happy.
becomes one and happy.
or inter-church becomes one.
we become one perfect body of Christ.
these words sink
into your ears,
for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men."
did not understand this saying,
and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and
they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
these words sink
into your ears"
= the deepest feeling.
Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men"
= Jesus will be crucified.
title of Luke
again predicts His death".
It refers to the cross.
Verse 45 = the disciple did not
understand since they had the feeling of the flesh. Thus, they
rejected the cross.
The second practice of the skin being
anointed with Holy Spirit is being
able to understand the cross (the
sacrifice of Christ), although it is a suffering for the flesh.
examples of the cross are as follows.
things that we do are meaningless
compared with the sacrifice of Christ. If we understand His
will not be doubtful to sacrifice for Him
(to experience flesh suffering for Him), because His sacrifice is
too great for us.
can take a rest on Sunday, but we come to the church.
there will be Bible Study Service. Many of you come from far place
and must come again tomorrow.
must not be disappointed and desperate!
The suffering experienced by God is greater than what we experience
feeling has not been renewed,
many people will reject the cross (become the enemies of the cross).
join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you
have us for a pattern.
many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even
the enemies of the cross of Christ:
destruction, whose god is
belly, and whose
in their shame--who
set their mind on earthly things.
fact now is there are many servants or children of God who do not
want to understand the cross. They reject the cross and become the
enemy of the cross. It is as the disciples that did not understand
The disciples represent the servants of God.
does one not understand the cross even reject it and become the
enemy of the cross?
is because they set their mind of earthly things. It means
sacrificing the spiritual things to get the earthly ones. They
follow God but their mind is on earthly things. They become the
servant of God not by His calling, but to look for flesh matters. It
of sacrificing spiritual things to get the earthly ones are as
our touch sense or skin is being anointed by Holy Spirit, we will be
AND HOLD FAST THE CROSS OF CHRIST.
It is as Moses who holds the rod. If the rod or the cross is
released, serpent will come. If we come to the church only to please
the flesh, serpent will come.
corruption to become rich. They think that is better than following
during the test to get good grade.
We must minister God with the
sign of flesh suffering (the cross). That is the right one. If
there is the cross, there will be no serpent.
of being sensitive and express to understand and hold fast the cross
of Christ are as follows.
1 Peter 4: 1-2
since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with
the same mind, for he
who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
he no longer should live the rest of his
time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of
suffering to stop sinning to return to God and live according the
Word of God (living
is a flesh suffering. For example, one who used to do corruption
will suffer to stop doing it. Or one who used to cheat will suffer
to stop cheating.
On the contrary, when one keeps sinning
although he cannot eat, it is not a flesh suffering.
willing to sacrifice everything for God,
either time, energy, thought, or money, et
It is as Jesus who is willing to sacrifice His soul for us.
we still count what we have sacrificed for God, we have not held
the cross yet.
We have aggred that wherever we go, we pay by
ourselves, including me. We sacrifice so we hold the cross.
we do not want to hold the cross, it will be difficult to confess
false one confesses his sins to God (vertical) and the others
(horizontal). If he is forgiven, he must not repeat the sins
We do not see whether we are in a higher or lower
position when we confess our sins. The false one must confess.
are husband can confess to his wife, wife can confess to her
husband, children can confess to the parents, parents can confess
to their children, a pastor can confess to the congregation, and
the congregation can confess to the pastor.
right one forgives the others' sin and forgets it.
If we have reconciled one another, Jesus' blood
erases and sanctifies
our life from sins.
we have peaceful
A peaceful heart is not decided by richness, but
there is sin or not!
As long as the sin is preserved (the others' sin or our own sin),
there will be no peace within our heart.
When we have
peace, everything will be easy
we are willing to bear the cross, our life will even be easy and
If there is no peace (there is no cross), the serpent will come
and the heart will always be shaken. If we have peaceful heart, the
serpent cannot enter.
when our touch sense is anointed by Holy Spirit, we will have
true teaching Word
and obey it,
cross of Christ.
we hold fast the true teaching Word and the cross, we
will not be deceived but we will enter the building of the perfect
body of Christ (the
building of the spiritual house of God).
therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow
citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
of the building of the perfect body of Christ (the Heavenly bride)
apostles and prophets'.
= the New Testament. "the
= the Old Testament.
The New Testament + the Old Testament = the
true teaching Word).
the foundation of the building of the perfect body of Christ is the
true teaching Word.
If all of us return to the Bible, we will become one.
not add or take away any words from the Bible.
Christ as the chief cornerstone'
= the sacrifice of Christ
cross of Christ).
Peter 2: 6-8a
it is also contained in the Scripture,
I lay in Zion
chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame."
to you who believe, He
precious; but to those who are disobedient,
stone which the builders rejected
Has become the
stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense."
chief cornerstone, elect, precious"
stone which the builders rejected"
= Jesus who has been crucified.
Thus, the foundation of the
building of the perfect body of Christ is "the
that is Jesus who has been crucifed, or the sacrifice of Christ.
are the two foundations obtained from our feeling. We must reject the
false teaching and hold fast to the cross.
we have these two foundations,
we will enter the building of the perfect body of Christ. We become
the Heavenly bride of God who is ready to welcome His second coming.
we read the book of Genesis, the Bible is started with physical
marriage (of Adam and Eve) that was broken. But fortunately, the
Bible is closed with spiritual marriage.
the foundation, there is the EXECUTION
of the building (on
the foundation) up to the finishing.
on the foundation means we must be faithful
and fervent in spirit
in serving God according
the ministry and gifts of Holy Spirit that God has given to us. For
pastor must feed the congregation, the one who serves music must play
the instruments, et
we must serve according to the ministry.
A foot must become a foot; a hand must become a hand. If a foot wants
to be a hand, it may be possible but will devastate. Frequently one
serves in wrong place, for
a pastor does not want to feed the congregation, but does something
of us must be active in the building of the body of Christ,
so we will not enter the building of Babylon (the bride of Satan with
evil and uncleanness).
both the body of Christ and Babylon are being built incessantly. The
building of the body of Babylon has been started from the foundation.
Many sexual harassments are done to children. Now,
the foundation of the building of the body of Christ must be strong
(the true teaching Word and the cross must be within our hand).
Afterwards, we must continue with the building over it (we must be
faithful and fervent in spirit in ministry).
must choose one!
If we are not active in the building of the body of Christ, we will
be active in the building of the body of Babylon.
people must be careful!
old and young people, including children, are the target of Babylon.
we must be active in the building of the body of Christ. Richness
means nothing if one is controlled by Babylon.
cannot be overcome by the power from this world. It can only be
tackled with the power of the building of the body of Christ started
from the foundation (the
true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ)
faithful and fervent in spirit.
It is the stronghold to face Babylon.
the builders laid the
of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood in their apparel
with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to
praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel.
they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord: "For
forever toward Israel."
the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord"
= It was in the building of the physical temple of the Lord during
the days of Ezra. Now we learn in spiritual meaning.
priests stood in their apparel"
= being active in the building of the body of Christ, according
there is the
of the building of the body of Christ
(holding fast to the true teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ)
of the building
(ministering with being faithful and fervent in spirit according to
the ministry), Jesus
as the High Priest will present in the midst of us by stretching out
His good and merciful hands which
are greater than anything. His mercy never ends and is always new
His mercy endures forever").
goodness and mercy of God are THE
KEY OF DAVID.
David is a shepherd of 2-3 sheep, but he can be a king because of the
mercy and goodness of God.
face many difficulties in the last days. Let us have the foundation
of the house of God and be faithful and fervent in spirit. Thus,
Jesus will present as the High Priest.
King David says "Surely
goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life" =
every beat of our heart or every step of our life is within the good
and merciful hands of God.
is just. He does not see richness or smartness, but He sees THE
FOUNDATION AND FAITHFULNESS
in serving Him according to the ministry. If we have those, He will
stretch out His good and merciful hands to us.
results are as follows.
forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from
the day that the
of the Lord's temple was laid--consider
the seed still in the barn? As
the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have
not yielded fruit.
I will bless you.'"
first result is the good and merciful hands of God are able to:
= care and protect us, starting from now during the difficult days,
up to the days when antichrist will reign in the earth for three
years and a half, up to eternal life forever.
not yielded fruit"=
us up from failures
to success, beauty and happiness in His time.
us up from downfall
= recover us who have fallen in sins and uncleanness, so we can
live in righteousness and holiness (as King David who had fallen in
sins with Bathsheba, but he was recovered by the good and merciful
hands of God).
whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him
to a wise man who
built his house on the rock:
the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on
that house; and it
did not fall,
for it was founded on the rock.
second result is the good and merciful hands of God give
us extra strength,
so we can endure in facing temptations from Satan the trinity.
refers to Satan with evil, unclean, and disobedient spirit. We will
endure (not doing sins) and keep living in righteousness.
= false prophet with false teachings and lying spirit. We must face
them with honesty.
Satan can pretend as an angel of light.
it is written"he
had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon".
It is the falsity spirit or lying spirit.
False prophet looks good outside, but he is very harsh in saying.
False prophet will make fake ministry.
= antichrist with the strength of money.
give thanks to the Lord, for He
For His mercy endures
give thanks to the God of gods!
For His mercy endures
give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures
alone does great wonders,
His mercy endures
third result is the goodness and mercy of God are able to do
Jesus cried out on the cross "Eli,
God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Jesus was alone on the cross with His good and merciful hands to do
great wonders in our life.
great wonders are as follows.
renewal from flesh man to become spiritual one as Jesus = spiritual
the greatest miracle.
Satan can heal the sick. We must not
go to the church by only looking for physical miracles.
renewal is started from obedience
life renewal is started from obedience and honesty. If one still
lies, he has not been renewed.
spiritual miracle happens, the
will also happen. God will make possible the impossible things.
When the others do not want to help us, we must not be
angry. It is the chance for us to only put our hope in God and He
will be able to help us.
As long as there is the foundation and
faithfulness and fervency in spirit, the
steps of our life are miraculous steps. Our
spiritual life will always be renewed, and our physical life will
be helped by God.
is when Jesus comes a second time. We will be renewed as glorious
as Him. We become the perfect body of Christ, the Heavenly bride
who is ready to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds,
those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!"
We are together with Him forever.
our condition is now, there is the mercy
and goodness of God.
God will help all of us.