Prayer Service in Malang, February 03, 2015 (Tuesday Evening)
(To Coincide with Fasting Prayer Service Session III)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2:12. "To the angel of the church in Pergamos write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.
2:13. I know where you live--where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city--where Satan lives.
Jesus appears as the High Priest with the Word that is sharper than any two edged sword (the true teaching Word) to relocate the congregation in Pergamos from the ambience of Satan's throne to heaven's.
4:8. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,'who was, and is, and is to come."
4:9. Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,
4:10. the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
4:11. "You are worthy, our Lord and God,to receive glory and honor and power,for you created all things, and by your will they were createdand have their being."
The ambience of the throne of heaven is holiness and worship.
24:3. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?Who may stand in his holy place?
24:4. The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,who does not trust in an idolor swear by a false god.
One who can ascend to the mountain of God or worship Him is as follows:
- One who has purity and holiness up to the deepest part of the heart.
- One who has clean hands or his deed is holy.
- His mouth is holy without lies.
Holiness comes from the work of the Word that is sharper than any two edged sword.
15:19. For out of the heart come evil thoughts (1)--murder (2), adultery (3), sexual immorality (4), theft (5), false testimony (6), slander (7).
The true teaching Word is able to purify our hearts from seven wills of evil and uncleanness. If the heart is controlled by seven wills of evil and uncleanness, it becomes dark (his lamp is quenched) and the eyes are blind. Thus he lives blindly, his deed and saying are evil and uncleanness. He appears as the wild beast that is dog and sow.
5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart,for they will see God.
If heart is purified from seven wills of evil and uncleanness by the sword of Word, it means our deed, saying, and our whole life are purified. Our eyes are able to see His face, we worship Him and live in light.
Then, God will pour Holy Spirit for us.
39:29. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord."
How great a man is, without Holy Spirit, he is like as follows:
- Mortar man that is fragile and breakable; he cannot see God and cannot be seen by Him.
- He lives blindly and becomes the throne of Satan until perishes forever.
For that reason, we need Holy Spirit.
The process of receiving Holy Spirit is as follows:
- Blood baptism.
It means repentance (the Altar of Burnt Offerings) or one stops sinning and returns to God.
- Water baptism.
One who dies from sin must be buried in water together with Jesus and arise or come out from water with a new life that is heavenly life or he lives in righteousness.
- Holy Spirit baptism until we overflow in It.
The function of Holy Spirit is as follows:
- Holy Spirit makes us serve and minister to God in faithfulness and fervency in spirit.
12:11. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
The servant of God that is holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit is like the flame of fire.
1:7. In speaking of the angels he says, "He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire."
The throne of God is like the flame of fire.
7:9. "As I looked, "thrones were set in place,and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire,and its wheels were all ablaze.
Thus, the servant of God who are holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit will experience the ambience of heaven's throne. There is joy and God's help (we move from Satan's throne to heaven's one).
- Holy Spirit is able to renew us from carnal man (Satan's throne) to spiritual one (heaven's throne).
3:5. he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
The practice of spiritual man is as follows:
- Rest and quietness in anointing of Holy Spirit.
30:15. This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation,in quietness and trust is your strength,but you would have none of it.
Rest = staying in silent, we correct ourselves through the sharpness of the sword of Word. If we find the sin, immediately confess it to God and fellows. If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore.
Quietness = we control ourselves so we do not hope to others but trust to God and we can pray.
1 Peter 4:7
4:7. The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
Silent and calm = repentance and praying, it means we become the house of prayer. We stretch out our hands to God and He will stretch out His hands to finish all problems even the impossible ones and beautify us.
30:16. You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.'Therefore you will flee! You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.'Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
If we use the strength of flesh, we want to be swift that is not according to His time and use our own way that is outside the Word. The result is failure and perdition.
7:6. Therefore Jesus told them, "My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.
As the house of prayer, we must patiently wait God's time. If He has not helped yet, it means that He is still busy with our selves. So we can be changed, patient, and surrender fully to God.
- Obeying God until the flesh does not sound anymore but crying out "Abba, Father."
8:15. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
Our life will be glorified and employed by God. We have successful and beautiful life in time of needed. The physical miracle also happens.
Until Jesus comes a second time, we are changed to be perfected, as the Bride of Heaven that is as glorious as He is to enter the heaven's throne forever.
God blesses us.