Prayer Service in Malang, April 01, 2014 (Tuesday Evening)

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

Revelation 1:10,12
1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,

John experiences suffering in flesh at Patmos Island not because of sin but the Word of God (the Table of Showbread) and the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Golden Candlestick) so he can hear and see a loud voice as of a trumpet that becomes two things as follows:

  1. The seven golden lampstands that refer to the perfect body of Christ or the bride of heaven.
  2. The persona of Jesus in the glory as the King of kings, the Bridegroom of Heaven.

If our life, marriage, and ministry are signified by the flesh suffering because of Jesus, we will be able to hear and see the true teaching Word that is hard and sharper than any two-edged sword (the loud voice as of a trumpet) which purifies our life to become the Bride of Heaven that is perfect as Jesus (the seven golden lampstands that are shining).

The duties of golden lampstands are testifying and inviting.

Revelation 22:17
22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

We invite the people of God to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God on glorious clouds when Jesus comes a second time.

Who are invited?

  • The people of God who labor and heavy laden.
  • The people of God who are thirsty, unsatisfied, and dry spiritually so they are looking for satisfaction in the world and the result is fall in the sin up to the peak of sin which is eating-drinking, marrying and being given in marriage.

What is the tool to invite them?
We invite them with the Bride Tidings or the true teaching Word, the Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword.

How do we invite them?

  1. We invite in the true shepherding.
  2. We invite through fellowship.

Matthew 22:1-14 is the parable of the wedding of king's son. It refers to the prophecy of the marriage supper of the Lamb of God. Some guests receive the invitation and the others refuse it.

Matthew 22:11-14
22:11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.
So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.
Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
"For many are called, but few are chosen."

For many are called, but few are chosen meaning many people believe in Jesus and are saved, but few can enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God. Whole of Israel come out from Egypt, but only two people who enter the land of Canaan.

One of the respond of the guests is coming willingly but he does not wear the wedding garment. The result is his hand and foot are bound. It means he cannot serve and minister God, but he is cast into outer darkness or hell forever.

Where do we get the wedding garment or the white and glistening one?
Luke 9:28-29
9:28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe become white and glistening.

We get it from the worship prayer that is the peak of ministry to God. It comes from worship prayer in private, with family, and congregation.
The forms of worship prayer are one hour prayer, all night prayer, and fasting prayer.

The true worship is encouraged by the true teaching Word [Luke 9:28]. After we receive the true teaching Word, we can worship. The false worship is encouraged by the false teaching.

Revelation 13:11-12
13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

The false teaching will lead to the false worship or worship to the Antichrist. Worship to the Antichrist will grow up to the worship of entire world to him.

Revelation 19:6-7
19:6 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!
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."

The true worshiping also will grow up to the worship of entire world that will happen on glorious clouds with saying "Alleluia". The true worshiping will lead to New Jerusalem.

Revelation 19:1,3,4
19:1 After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
Again they said, "Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!"
And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"

Luke 9:29
9:29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe become white and glistening.

In true worshipping, we are facing the face of Jesus like the sun shining in its strength. We feel His great love that never has any purpose to get physical advantage. Whatever problems may come in life, we only look at God's face and we find anything that we need. When there is the sun, all the darkness will be shined.

The results of looking at God's face are as follow:

  1. The love of God gives extra strength so we are firm in calling and election. We are firm in the gift of Holy Spirit and ministry so we can serve God according to the ministry fervently and faithfully until the end line (we may die or until He comes a second time).
    Luke 9:35
    9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"

  2. The great love of God is able to give the joy of heaven that cannot be affected by anything in this world.
    Luke 9:33
    9:33 Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he said.

  3. The love of God is able to do the miracles for us.
    Luke 9:29-30
    9:29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe become white and glistening.
    9:30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,

    James 5:17-18
    5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
    And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

    The physical miracle is the love of God opens the doors of heaven and pours the blessing rain to care our life miraculously in the midst of impossibilities and difficulties in the world.
    The love of God also erases all impossible things. Moses cannot enter the land of Canaan but now he is able come in.

    Luke 9:36
    9:36 When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.

    The spiritual miracle is Jesus was found alone. It refers to the life renewal that starts from heart (countenance) that becomes obedient. It is continued to garment which is the deed is changed into good and right ones.

    Revelation 19:8
    19:8 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.

    The right and good deed is the fine linen, clean and bright, the clothes of bride so we can enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God together with Him forever.

God blesses us.