Prayer Service in Malang, February 11 2014 (Tuesday Evening)

Speaker : Deacon Gideon Pakpahan

Revelation 1:9

1:9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

John experiences suffering in flesh not because of sin but the Word of God (the Table of Showbread) and the testimony of Jesus Christ (the Golden Candlestick) that encourages to the true fellowship.

If we experience suffering in flesh because of the true teaching Word and the testimony of Jesus, it will encourage us to enter in a true fellowship. There are there important things in the true fellowship as follows:

  1. Fellowship in tribulation = the way of cross or the death experience.
  2. Fellowship in kingdom = the way of rise.
  3. Fellowship in waiting Jesus' second coming = the way of glory.

The way of cross or the death experience determines our continuation to the way of rise up to glory. There are two things that we must have to face the way of cross as follows:

  1. Submission attitude or submissive character.
    1 Peter 2:18
    2:18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.

    The practice of life that has submissive character is as follows:

    • One does not comment or grumble a lot, but always give thanks to God. He does not contend and blame each other, but always corrects himself.

    • One is patient for waiting time of God.

    The submission starts from wife who is submissive to her husband in everything.

    1 Peter 3:1
    3:1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,

    Children must be submissive to the parents in every way.

    1 Peter 5:5
    5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

    Husband must be submissive to the true teaching Word like Jesus who is submissive to God the Father.

    Luke 22:42
    22:42 saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."

    If we are submissive and obedient in experience of death, God as the Head will adorn us with godly characters which are gentleness, quit, and willing to yield.

    1 Peter 3:3-4
    3:3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel
    3:4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

    We will feel relief and peace, everything becomes light and easy.

    Matthew 11:28-29
    11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

    God will open the doors that have been closed.

    1 Peter 3:5-6
    3:5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
    3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

    For example, Sarah faces the closed door of womb or the impossible problem in marriage. But, she is submissive, so God opens the door of her womb.
    God is able to do the physical and spiritual miracle until the heaven's door is opened for us.

    Revelation 3:7-8
    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":
    3:8 "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.

  2. The fear of the Lord.
    Proverbs 8:13
    8:13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.

    The practice is as follows:

    • Not sinning until not lying or honesty in every way.
    • Being faithful in service and ministry to God in shepherding system.
      Joshua 24:14
      24:14 "Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!

    • Worshipping God always in any situation and condition.
      Daniel 3:16-17
      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.

    Proverbs 9:10
    9:10 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    Proverbs 15:33
    15:33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.

    We will receive the wisdom of heaven. The function is as follows:

    • Releasing us from Antichrist.
      Revelation 13:18
      13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    • Giving success.
      Ecclesiastes 10:10
      10:10 If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success.

      Wisdom gives success from this world to the New Jerusalem.

God blesses us.