Prayer Service in Malang, August 17, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)
25:14. "For the kingdom of heaven
is like a man traveling to a far country, who
called his own servants and delivered his goods
25:15 And to one
he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each
according to his own ability; and immediately he
went on a journey.
14: The Lord trusts us, the sinful men, with the holy heavenly
goods or the talents, referring to the ministry and the gifts of Holy
Spirit. It points to His mercy.
He gives us the talents according to our own ability, meaning
all men can serve Him according to their own ability. It points to
the justice of God.
it is only the mercy and the justice of God if the sinful men can
Serving the Lord =
working together with Him.
9:1. Now as Jesus passed by, He
saw a man who was blind from birth.
And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who
sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents
sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
I must work the works of Him who sent
Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can
subject 'I' [John 9:4]
means that Jesus
has to work together with us.
do we have to work together with God?
are God's ways to work together with us?
we are facing the things that is outside the human ability limits.
The example is a man who was blind
from birth can do nothing.
who was blind from birth denotes a life who:
God lets us be in the condition as the blind man, do not blame each
other, but let us use the opportunity to work together with God. God
wants to work together with us to help us and give us the
in unclean sins
no strength, faces impossibility
is in distress, and has bitterness of life.
God wants to perfect us to be as glorious as Him.
God blesses you.
gives the true teaching Word = saliva which comes out from His
9:6 When He had said these things, He spat on
the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes
of the blind man with the clay.
= the Holy Spirit.
Clay = human.
Thus, it means below:
which is mixed by hand = the Word which is preached in the
anointing of Holy Spirit = the Word which is revealed (one verse is
explained by another verse) = the Word
which is sharper than any double-edged sword.
which is mixed with saliva = disgusting mud = sins mud.
word which is sharper than any double-edged sword will be able to
show the disgusting sins = being touched by the Word.
we are touched by the Word, at that time God works together with
us. It is dangerous if we are never touched by the Word. Therefore,
when the Word is preached, we have to listen to the Word solemnly.
attitude to the Word is confessing the
sins and repenting (not doing the sins
anymore) such that our working together
contract with the Lord will not be cancelled.
the sins and repenting is the shortest way to be helped by God.
Preserving the sins (do not want to
confess the sins) even blaming the others = signing a contract with
death such that that life will be perished forever.
gives a command.
9:7 And He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool
of Siloam" (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and
came back seeing.
teaching Word is God's command to be practiced.
attitude is being obedient whatever the
The result is we
experience the purifying power = the eyes can see = living in light
that will produce the fruit of light.
5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you
are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
(for the fruit of the Spirit
is in all goodness,
righteousness, and truth),
finding out what is acceptable to the
fruits of light:
fruit: without partiality
fruit: not wrong the others
which is acceptable to the Lord.
= sent, means that the
life which has been purified will be sent/used by God in the
revival of the building body of Christ.
permits us to experience the cross/the sprinkling of the blood.
The man answered and said to them, "Why, this is a
marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has
opened my eyes!
we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper
of God and does His will, He hears him.
Since the world began it has been unheard of that
anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
9:34 They answered and
said to him, "You were completely born in sins, and are you
teaching us?" And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He
had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe in the
Son of God?"
Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He
who is talking with you."
Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he
cast out = being left alone. After being left alone, we even will
find, see, and talk with Jesus on the cross. Jesus was also cast out
when He was on the cross, even His Father also left Him.
with Jesus is the closest relationship = worshiping Jesus and fully
surrendering our life to God.
we are left alone, do not be as Elijah who was being discouraged and
asked to die, but it is the time we are together with God and enjoy
the relationship on His cross.
will be difficult to find Jesus when distributing 5 breads and 2
fishes. But when He is alone on the cross, that is the easiest time
to find Jesus.
17:1. Now after six days Jesus took Peter,
James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by
and He was transfigured before them. His face shone
like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
result of worshiping is the renewal of life which is the greatest
The renewal of life are
the good things
the words which bring blessings
wrong in saying, starting from calling the name of Jesus and saying
3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If
anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man,
able also to bridle the whole body.
the spiritual miracles can happen, the carnal miracles (the blind
may see) will also happen.
the last miracle, we will be renewed as glorious as Him and meet Him
face to face on the glorious cloud in His second coming.