Prayer Service in Malang, April 19, 2011 (Tuesday Evening)

To coincide with fasting prayer session III

Exodus 14:5-8
14:5. Now it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
14:6. So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him.
14:7. Also, he took six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them.
14:8. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with boldness.

After Israel fled from Egypt, Pharaoh was enraged and his heart was harder and he pursued Israel with his armies.
The spiritual meaning is if sons of God are released from sin, flesh, and world, that they are able to repent and be reborn, Satan will keep pursuing.
But, if the sons of God keep their sins, living in sin, they have already delivered to Satan.

There are 2 spiritual meanings of Satan gets enraged and pursues the sons of God as follows:
  1. Satan gives harder and bigger problems to the sons of God. When we become more gentle, Satan get increasingly angry.

    Our attitude for facing harder problem is as follows:
    • Do not be desperate and do not be dissappointed.
    • Do not make own way outside Word of God.
      Own way outside the Word of God is not way out, but stalemate PLUS perdition.
    • Totally surrender to God.
  1. Prophesying book of Revelation 12:13,14,17.
    Prophecy is something has't happened yet, but surely will happen.

    Revelation 12:13-14,17
    12:13. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child.
    12:14. 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.
    12:17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

    After church of God has been flown with two wings of a great eagle into the wilderness for 3.5 years, the world that has been left by perfect church of God will get the rage of Satan/antichrist.
    Including the church of God which does not fly to the wilderness, they will become target of antichrist's anger for 3.5 years.

    Signs of God's church which is not being flown to the wilderness are as follows:
    • Keeping the commandments of God= having Table of Showbread.
    • Having the testimony of Jesus Christ= having Golden Candlestick.
    • But, they do not have The Golden Altar of Incense, which means they do not worship God or his/her worship does not reach the measurement, namely until flesh does not sound anymore.

    Church of God who is left will be allowed to undergo antichrist's time for fulfilling the worship until the flesh does not sound anymore, being tormented until beheaded. He/she will die, but will be raised when Jesus comes on second time.
Let us love to worship God, worship God earnestly, and worship God correctly these days like Jesus has exemplified.

There are 3 kinds of worship that Jesus has exemplified as follows:
  1. One hour prayer.
    Mark 14:37-38
    14:37. Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?
    14:38. "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

    One hour prayer is process of the tearing of flesh with all its will, that we can accept God's will even when it is contradict the flesh.

    James 1:13-15
    1:13. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
    1:14. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
    1:15. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

    The lust of flesh entices us to draw away from God's will (draw away from Word of God), and at that moment, we fall into death.

    Results of one hour prayer are as follows:
    • We do not fall into temptation.
    • We do not fall into sin of babylon/perdition.
      Revelation 18:10
      18:10. "standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.'

  2. All night prayer.
    Luke 6:12-13,16
    6:12. Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
    6:13. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:
    6:16. Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.

    All night prayer is process of the tearing of flesh with all its will, especially evil and unclean desire, that we do not betray.

    Result of all night prayer is being steadfast in call and election, steadfast in ministry and the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is same with keeping faithful and being fervent in Spirit in ministry.

    Lamentations 2:18-19
    2:18. Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief; Give your eyes no rest.
    2:19. "Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him For the life of your young children, Who faint from hunger at the head of every street."

    In all night prayer, we get the revelation of the Word (spiritual food), as:
    • Guarantee of preservation or caring.
    • Guarantee of way out from everything.
    • Guarantee of true and holy life, not falling into sin.

  3. Fasting Prayer.
    Matthew 4:1-2
    4:1. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
    4:2. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

    Fasting prayer is process of the tearing of flesh with all its lust, ambition, emotion, that we can experience the renewal of life.

    Mark 2:20-22
    2:20. "But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.
    2:21. "No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse.
    2:22. "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."

    There are 2 kinds of renewal as follows:
    • The renewal of cloth, that is right and good action until being holy and spotless.
    • The renewal of wineskins, that is the renewal of heart until there is peace.
      Peaceful heart will become the throne of Jesus as High Priest.
      Peaceful heart has no more hostility, no more sin hidden from God and others, no war, no hatred, no worry.

    Result of Jesus reigns over our lives
    is Jesus as High Priest helps us in time of need.

    Hebrews 4:14,16

    4:14. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
    4:16. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

    It is not the problem first we have to solve but the person first, namely from unbelief in heart.

    Mark 9:22-24

    9:22. "And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
    9:23. Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
    9:24. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

    Tonight, let hearts that do not believe be renewed to become hearts that believe. Let us pray with faith, and God will strech His merciful hand.
    Faith + mercy= miracle.
    All impossible things become possible.

    Second thing that should be helped is doubtful heart. We must steady in true teaching. Peter was doubted by other teaching, that he began to sink. Wind also refers to temptations.

    Matthew 14:30-31

    14:30. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
    14:31. And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

    Fortunately, beginning to sink, Petrus strecthed out faith hand, trusted and committed himself to God. And God strecthed out His merciful hand and lifted him up. Now God is able to stretch His merciful hand to lift us up. Until God's second coming, we will be lifted up to glorious clouds.
God blesses us.