Prayer Service in Malang, April 24, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
is about Peter
Peter denied Jesus three times as follows.
2. Peter denied Jesus of Nazareth
Verse 69-70: Peter
denied Jesus of Galilee = denial to the calling and election of God.
71-72: Peter denied Jesus of Nazareth.
73-75: Peter denied Jesus with swearing and cursing.
And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and
said to those who were there, "This fellow also was with Jesus
26:72 But again he denied with an oath, "I
do not know the Man!"
is the place where Jesus grew. Now it refers to the place of
spiritual growth from salvation to full maturity or perfection. It
equals to shepherding.
In Tabernacle, salvation refers to the Court and perfection
refers to the Most Holy Place. Thus, we can grow in the Holy Place,
referring to shepherding.
denied Jesus of Nazareth = denial to shepherding.
house of Israel was in Goshen when Egyptians made them slaves. Goshen
There is difference between Egyptians outside
Goshen and Israelites inside it. The Egyptians had to experience ten
plagues but the Israelites did not.
"And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which
My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order
that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the land.
forth plague is swarms of flies.
Egyptians outside Goshen had to
experience the plague of swarms of flies. If we are not shepherded,
we will experience such plague.
The swarms of flies are in
heaven, referring to Satan, the rulers of the air or red dragon in
They have strong sting and they have no honey,
meaning they are useless.
Thus, Satan or the rulers of the air or
the devils (now it is in the form of talisman which seems to be able
to protect) are useless.
Christians who are not seriously
shepherded will be easily deceived or attacked by the swarms of
spiritual meaning of the swarms of flies is as follows.
The spirits of
disobedience, uncleanness, and evil cause suffering not only to our
physical life but also for the spiritual one inside our heart. It is
as the Egyptians who had to experience the plague of the swarms of
flies until they perished forever. The spirits of disobedience,
uncleanness, and evil are everywhere because they are the rulers of
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
in which you once walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now
works in the sons of disobedience,
practice is as follows.
are two great secrets, namely secret in service and ministry to the
Lord as well as secret in marriage. The swarms of flies want to
attack the two things.
to God as follows.
even leaving the service and ministry to the Lord.
even living in sins up to being dead spiritually.
in marriage as follows.
does not love his wife even he does bitterly toward her.
does not submit to her husband even she resists him.
affairs, divorce, et cetera.
do not obey their parents.
And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of
demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean
and hated bird!
spirit causes sins concerning eating-drinking and marrying-being
given in marriage.
causes division and war.
And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit
like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were
darkened because of the smoke of the pit.
9:3 Then out of the
smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as
the scorpions of the earth have power.
9:7 The shape of the
locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were
crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces
will be the third world war but the greatest war happens in
marriage. It happens because of evil spirit.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some
have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows.
evil spirit also causes the lust of money that makes the sons of God
stingy and greedy as well as seek money in illegal ways straying
from the faith.
solution to face the spirits of disobedience, uncleanness, and evil
is as follows.
result of being shepherded is as follows.
We have to be
have to persevere in doing three main services in Holy place to face
the swarms of flies. Do not become negligent! Perseverance means we
do it continually nothing may hinder.
We are being given
four kinds of covering in the Holy Place, so the swarms of flies
cannot attack us. Being negligent, the covering is opened.
Consequently, the swarms of flies will soon attack.
have to enjoy consuming the Shepherding Word, meaning we hear and
not hear strange voice! The strange voice makes us go outside the
covering and the swarms of flies will attack for sure.
God blesses you.
the mercy and goodness of God in every step of our life, every
breath, and in every beat of our heart.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
have the mercy and goodness of God in every breath we take, so there
is no opportunity for the swarms of flies, referring to the spirits
of disobedience, uncleanness, and evil, to sting us.
have had the mercy and goodness of God, do not become proud but we
have to give thanks always to God.
If we are shepherded like
the house of Israel in Goshen, every breath we take is because of
the mercy and goodness of God and we give thanks to Him.
the shepherding as the Egyptians outside Goshen, every breath will
be stung by the swarms of flies, referring to many sufferings.
step of our life is in miracle with God.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures
136:2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His
mercy endures forever.
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;
can confess 'I shall not want' [Psalm 23], meaning as follows:
we are preserved directly and wonderfully by God.
The house of
Israel was preserved directly by God for forty years although they
did not work. All our works in the world are only mediums. It is
only God's mercy and goodness that determine our life.
we have to experience sanctification and life renewal. It is the
greatest miracle, until we are perfect as God's Bride who is
ready to welcome Jesus' second coming.