Prayer Service in Malang, August 18, 2015 (Tuesday Evening)

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

Revelation 3:7-10
3:7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens":
"I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie--indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

Jesus appears as One who holds the key of David to do the three big things as follows:

  1. [Revelation 3:8] To open the doors that cannot be shut by anyone.
  2. [Revelation 3:9] To give victory over the congregation of Satan.
  3. [Revelation 3:10] To protect us from the day of temptation that will come for the entire world.

We are learning the second one.
Revelation 3:9
3:9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie--indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

The synagogue of Satan is the liars. They say they are Jews, but they are not. The practice is they know Jesus but they do not obey the Word of God.

1 John 2:4

2:4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Matthew 7:21-23

7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

The measurement of success of the servant of God is obedience until the door of Heaven is open. Then, the doors on earth will also be open. How great our ministry is, if we do not obey the righteousness of Word, we only become the evil maker.

We must become the servant of God that obeys until the flesh does not sound anymore. The process is as follows:

  1. We must listen to the Word that is anointed by Holy Spirit.
    Romans 10:17

    10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Without Holy Spirit but depending on intelligence, experience, et cetera, the Word only becomes knowledge that is discussed, criticized, not to be practiced. In the anointing of Holy Spirit, we can listen to the Word solemnly, with a need. It is like a hungry man eats bread.

    Romans 10:18

    10:18 But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world."

    Acts 13:46

    13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

    The Israelites have hard heart refusing the Word so It goes to the Gentiles. In the anointing of Holy Spirit, the Gentiles that are unworthy can be worthy to receive the Word. This means the grace and mercy of God for the Gentiles. For that reason, they really should appreciate His mercy through receiving the Word solemnly like a dog licking the crumbs.

  2. The anointing of Holy Spirit helps us to be able to respond the word of God in positive ways.
    Romans 10:19

    10:19 But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: "I will provoke you to jealousy bythose who arenot a nation,I will move you to anger by a foolish nation."

    We can understand the Word (the Word is written on forehead), believe and have faith to It (the Word is written in heart and it becomes faith).

    Romans 10:20

    10:20 But Isaiah is very bold and says: "I was found by those who did not seek Me;
    I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me."

    Through faith, the Gentiles can see God, so they get everything, which is salvation, blessing, help from God, and the physical and spiritual miracles. The things that the Gentiles received through the faith in Jesus will raise envy for Israelites. One day, the Israelites can also receive the true Word of God; believe in Jesus and be saved. The Israelites and the Gentiles become one body of Christ that is perfect and ready to greet Him at His second coming.

  3. Practicing and obeying the Word until the flesh does not sound anymore.
    Romans 10:21

    10:21 But to Israel he says: "All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and contrary people."

    We will live in God's hand.

    The results are as follows:

    1. We get the thoughts of peace from God. The thoughts of success and beautiful future in time.
      Jeremiah 29:11
      29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

      We do not feel anything that flesh can feel; everything becomes easy and light. God has made everything beautiful in its time.

      Ecclesiastes 3:11

      3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

    2. We experience the purification and change of life.
      1 Peter 1:22

      1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

      So we can love others even our enemy.

      Romans 13:8

      13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

      If the sin is finished, all problems will be solved.

      We are purified and changed until perfect when Jesus comes a second time and we enter the New Jerusalem.

      Revelation 21:6

      21:6 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

      Meanwhile, the world is in the doomsday.

      Revelation 16:17-19

      16:17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
      And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.
      Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

God blesses us.