Prayer Service in Malang, January 03, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
Matthew 26:47-56 is about
'Jesus' arrest' and it happened in Gethsemane.
Jesus experienced sufferings in the flesh without any sin until being
arrested by a great multitude with Judas Iscariot as the leader.
the last days, the Church will also experience sufferings in the
flesh or sufferings in heart without any sin such as sufferings
because of doing service and ministry to the Lord, sufferings because
of righteousness, sufferings because of being slandered, et cetera.
It refers to the time before the persecution done by antichrist
happens until the time antichrist reigns over the world for three
years and half.
have to watch and pray
so we can endure facing Gethsemane.
Gethsemane is not to destroy
us but to make us become
the witness of God to get His glory.
we do not watch and pray, we will become false witness who denies
Jesus even a traitor as Judas Iscariot.
while He was still speaking, behold, Judas,
one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came
from the chief priests and elders of the people.
26:48 Now His
betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is
the One; seize Him."
26:49 Immediately he went up to Jesus
and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then
they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.
Iscariot kissed Jesus to betray Him. It refers to hypocrisy or
pretending and there
is no seriousness, especially in receiving the true teaching
answered and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish
will betray Me.
26:25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him,
answered and said, "Rabbi, is it I?" He said to him, "You
have said it."
Iscariot always dodged from the true teaching Word.
Be alert, it
can happen in the form of the hardness of heart, making a joke or
being sleepy when hearing the Word of God.
The heart of such life
is never touched by the true teaching Word, so s/he keeps hiding the
flesh lusts, namely evil and unclean lusts.
Iscariot became same as antichrist, who will perish or enter
perdition soon or later.
Judas came while Jesus was still
speaking [Matthew 26:47].
It means one will become same as Judas
if s/he has no seriousness but pretense in hearing the true teaching
a process to tear the flesh with all its lusts, which makes us
hypocritical. As a result, we can be serious receiving the true
teaching Word, meaning we hear it solemnly and practice it obediently
until our flesh does not sound anymore.
result will be real as follows:
God blesses you.
And He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything
to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not
withheld your son, your only son, from Me."
Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram
caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram,
and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as
it is said to this day, "In the Mount of The LORD it shall be
was obedient until his flesh did not sound although he suffered in
his heart without any sin. He struggled until he won and his
feelings did not sound anymore. He was willing to give his only son,
Isaac, referring to something that is hoped, loved, or something we
are proud of, et cetera. If such things make us disobedient, we have
to throw them away.
Abraham is the representation of
we are obedient, we will experience the glory of God as JEHOVAH
JIREH, meaning the Lord provides all things we need, he creates all
is not only for worldly thing but Jehovah
Jireh also provides or prepares us to become perfect Heavenly Bride
who is spotless and worthy of welcoming Jesus' second
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself
And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please
bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
17:12 So she
said, "As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a
handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am
gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for
myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said,
but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and
afterward make some for yourself and your son.
17:15 So she
went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he
and her household ate for many days.
17:16 The bin of flour was
not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word
of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.
widow in Zarephath was obedient until her flesh did not sound, so
she sacrificed herself and her child. Our obedience must be
The widow in Zarephath is the representation of
mothers who are often egoistic.
result of the obedience of the widow in Zarephath is the power of
God's preservation for three years and half in the time of
antichrist reigning over the world. It equals to the two wings of a
1 Peter 5:5-6
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
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty
hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
people must be obedient until the flesh does not sound. It is
especially about the prestige of youth that must be sacrificed until
the flesh does not sound.
a result, there is exalting power by the mighty hand of God as
Tonight God does not see
our goodness or weakness but He sees our
seriousness to obey the true teaching Word.
We only lift up our hands to Him and He will stretch His hand to us.
To exalt us from
failures, so we are successful in His time.
To exalt us from sins, so
we are healed.
To make everything
beautiful in His time.
To sanctify and renew us
until we are perfect in His time, and we will be lifted up on
glorious clouds to be glorified with Him.