Prayer Service in Malang, April 25, 2023 (Tuesday Evening)

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

Revelation 19:10
19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

The testimonies of Jesus are as follows:
  1. The life journey of Jesus in the world up to the Ascension.
  2. The spirit of prophecy means the prophecy for the church of God at the last age for having the testimony of Jesus.
  3. The power of God for defeating Satan that is given to the church of God.

    Revelation 12:11
    12:11  "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

The journey of Jesus is always signified by the blood
 as follows:

  1. Jesus in the womb experienced the sprinkling of blood.
    Matthew 1:18-19
    1:18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
    1:19  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.

    This is the first sprinkling of blood, namely the accusation of Joseph to Mary about the adultery.

    Deuteronomy 22:23-24
    22:23 " If a young woman who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,
    22:24 "then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he humbled his neighbor's wife; so you shall put away the evil from among you.

    If the accusation had been revealed, Mary should have been stoned to death including the baby Jesus.

    The accusation from the husband or wife is the deepest suffering. It is the same as the accusation between children to parents or parents to children, the sheep to the shepherd or the shepherd to the sheep.

    The marriage of human is destroyed by Satan since the time during the friendship, engagement, up to marriage.

    But Mary and Joseph had the testimony of Jesus, so their marriage was saved.

    Matthew 1:19,25
    1:19  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
    1:25  and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.

    The proof of having the testimony of Jesus is keeping the sincere heart (one does not embarrass others even though the others are wrong) and the holy life, so the marriage and shepherding are not ruined.

    The youth also must have the testimony of Jesus, namely Jesus must be in life. The meanings are as follows:

    • Keeping the sincere heart and the holy life.
    • Ministering to God, so we will not fall in the sins of adultery (serving Satan).
    • Do not be in relationship or engagement when you are not ready to marry.

    Likewise, in the shepherding, Satan destroys the spiritual engagement when there is one more step to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
    For that reason, the shepherd and the sheep must have the testimony of Jesus. It means keeping the sincere heart and the holy life as well as the ministry, so we can be shepherded well and correctly.

  2. After Jesus was born, the baby Jesus was threatened with death by King Herod because of envy. This is the second sprinkling of blood.

    Matthew 2:13-14
    2:13  Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."
    2:14  When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,

    Joseph and Mary departed for Egypt to avoid King Herod. If the servant of God has envy or hatred without reason to others who are employed by God, he is being employed by Satan to torment, threaten, persecute, and kill others.
    We must step aside. The meanings are as follows:

    • So as not to envy or hate without reason, we must do the introspection in our life through the sharpness of the Word. If there is sin, we must confess to God and others. If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore!

    • We must join the fellowship with the servants of God who are employed by Him in the revelation of the Word. Thus, we get the revelation of the Word to be done and preached, so there is opening way from God up to the way to Heaven.

  3. After Jesus became an adult, He was insulted, slandered, tortured until being dead on the cross. This is the third sprinkling of blood. Jesus experienced the suffering of flesh and feeling until He could be obedient until His death on the cross.

    The church of God also must experience the flesh suffering because of Jesus. The right attitude when we face the sprinkling of blood is keeping the sincere heart through the true water baptism.

    1 Peter 3:20-21
    3:20  who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
    3:21  There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    The ones who believe in Jesus and repent or die from sin must be buried in water together with Jesus and come out from water together with Him, and then the Heaven is opened. We receive the new life, namely the heart renewal from evil to sincere heart that is full with Holy Spirit. We love to worship God or lift up the fragrant incense before Him.

    Then, we live in the hands of the High Priest and the shekinah glory happens.

    1 Peter 4:12-14
    4:12  Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
    4:13  but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
    4:14  If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

    We experience the Glory Spirit that works in our life.
    The results are as follows:

    • Holy Spirit renews our life from the carnal man to the spiritual one like Jesus.
      Titus 3:5
      3:5  not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

      [Verse 14] We can be strong and of good courage, we are not disappointed or desperate as well as do not leave God when we face the suffering or impossibilities, but we can feel joy in the midst of sufferings. We obey the Word until the flesh do not speak anymore.

    • Holy Spirit makes the physical miracle.
      Jehovah Jireh, God provides something that does not exist yet. Holy Spirit is able to care our life in the midst of difficult world until the age when the Antichrist reigns on the earth for three and a half years. The impossible things become possible. Holy Spirit is able to finish all impossible problems. The failure becomes success and beauty in time.

      Holy Spirit changes us to become perfect. We do not stumble in words, but we become the Bride of Heaven that is worthy to greet the second coming of Jesus in the glorious clouds.
God blesses us.