Prayer Service in Malang, August 30, 2011 (Tuesday Evening)
Matthew 26:24-25 refers to the last warning to Judas Iscariot.
Jesus said that it would have been good for Judas Iscariot if he had not been born, even he was and apostle and treasurer (person whom God trusted).
Judas Iscariot didn't experience being reborn, that he kept on becoming blood and flesh man, so he will perish forever. The sign of blood and flesh men is LIAR.
There are 3 practices of liar, those are:
Life of son of God/servant of God who becomes a liar, will be same as satan, antichrist and false prophet who will be destroyed.
- Being disobedient to God's will= not living in righteousness.
I 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.
- Hating his brother until hatred for no reason.
I John 4:20
4:20. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
- Saying untrue words, maligning others until blaspheming God.
8:44. "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
3:5. Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
We must experience new birth of water baptism and baptism of Holy Spirit that we can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. For example is Lord Jesus Himself.
3:15. But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
3:16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
Life who experience s new birth of water and Holy Spirit will appear like dove. Dove refers to sincere and honest life.
Dove life is like a baby in hug of God's hand of mercy.
3:32. For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel is with the upright.
God's secret counsel is with the upright means we are not separated with God. God does not leave us and so do we. The results of living in God's hand of mercy are:
God blesses us.
- We experience protection and preservation power from God.
6:8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:9. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
For example is Noah. Noah was a just man and walked with God. Noah experienced protection and preservation from floodwaters. Now, it means protection from all sins until the peak of sin. God is also able to take care of us in the middle of impossibility and difficulty in the world.
- We experience lifting power.
5:24. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
For example is Enoch. We experience lifting power:
- Physically, we are lifted up from failure and falling that make lots of tears. Our tears are wiped by God.
- Spiritually: We are purified and changed little by little until someday we become as glorious as God.