Prayer Service in Malang, December 02, 2014 (Tuesday Evening)

Speaker: Rev. Dadang Hadi Santoso

Matthew 10:38

10:38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

Who is worthy to follow God, greet Jesus' second coming, and enter New Jerusalem? The life that is willing to take the cross. Taking the cross means being willing to take flesh suffering because of God's will.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

1:11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
1:12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The fact found in it is receiving the true teaching Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword.

Hebrews 4:12

4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Receiving the true teaching Word is the pain and suffers for flesh like it is hurt by a sword.

The teaching Word is also like hammer and fire.
Jeremiah 23:29

23:29 "Is not My word like a fire?" says the Lord,"and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

It is not for destroying us but to create our life which is sinful and hard like rock to become as glorious as Jesus is.

Exodus 34:1

34:1 And the Lord said to Moses, "Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.

It is like two tablets of stone that are new, being shaped and engraved like the first one.  
The stone of the first two tablets of stone was from God and written by Him. It refers to the persona of Jesus or the Bridegroom of Heaven. 
The stone of the new two tablets of stone was from the world and written by God through Moses. It refers to the hard heart of man that is willing to become like Jesus.   
We can become like Jesus in Holy Place. There are three instruments that refer to the perseverance in three kinds of service, as follows:

  • The Golden Candlestick refers to General Service,
  • The Table of Showbread refers to Bible Study Service with Holy Communion,
  • The Golden Altar of Incense refers to Prayer Service.

If we have perseverance in shepherding, we are purified intensively, little by little until become as glorious as Jesus.

Matthew 5:27-28
5:27 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Shaping starts from heart that is the hardest part as follows:

  1. The heart is filled with the will of evil and uncleanness. 
    The will of evil is the love of money that results in stinginess (one cannot give) and greediness (one takes others). 
    The will of uncleanness is sexual sin with all its kinds including mixed marriage, marrying after divorce up to marrying-being given in marriage.

  2. The heart disobeys the true teaching Word.
    Zechariah 7:12
    7:12 Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.

If heart is shaped and purified, the stone can be written with Ten Commandments of God. 

Exodus 34:28

34:28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

It means the heart is written with love from the Bridegroom of Heaven.

2 Corinthians 3:3
3:3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

Not receiving the true teaching Word or refusing to be shaped by the sword and hammer, the heart will still be as hard as a stone. Thus, it is written by sin until permanent.

Jeremiah 17:1
17:1 "The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with the point of a diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars,

The proofs that our heart is written by love of the Bridegroom of Heaven are as follows:

  • We become the letter of Christ that is open or testimony.
  • We can love God or prioritize Him more than anything.
    Daniel 3:16-18
    3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
    3:17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
    3:18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."

    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego love God more than their life.

    Mark 8:35

    8:35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

Isaiah 54:5-7
54:5 For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;He is called the God of the whole earth.
54:6 For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a youthful wife when you were refused," says your God.
54:7 "For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you.

If heart is written by the love of the Bridegroom of Heaven, we will experience the mercy of God forever. The functions of the mercy of God are as follows:

  1. Saving us from all temptations up to the peak at the age of Antichrist that reigns for three and half years on earth.
  2. Creating something that does not exist yet; the impossible becomes possible; one that is decay becomes beautiful. Until God creates us to become as glorious as He is, the Bride of Heaven.

God blesses us.