Prayer Service in Malang, January 12, 2016 (Tuesday Evening)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 3:14-22 is about the church of the Laodiceans. It refers to the congregation at the last daays.
3:18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
God rebukes, exhorts, and chastens the church of the Laodiceans to buy the treasure of heaven so they will not become lukewarm and being vomited by God but please Him. Then, God will also satisfy us.
There are three kinds of the treasure of heaven as follows:
6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Let us watchful. There are three enemies who target the treasures of heaven as follows:
We are learning the moth that destroys the white garment.
The white garment is the ministry one that is trusted by God for us so we will have the white and glistening garment.
6:18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
We receive the white garment from the water baptism. One who dies to sin (repenting) must be buried in water together with Jesus and arise from water to receive the new life, the heavenly life. It is freedom from sin to live in righteousness and become the slave of righteousness. It is the servant of God who serves faithfully and fervently according the ministry that God gives until the end line. It is until he dies or Jesus comes a second time.
Matthew 25:26, 30
25:26 "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
25:30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
The moth that destroys the white garment refers to the wicked and lazy servant.
The lazy servant means one is unfaithful, neglects the ministry, and refuses to serve God even though he has the ministry. The lazy servant means one is useless and his life is in darkness.
18:9 He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
The lazy servant will destroy the body of Christ without mercy. The result is being destroyed in hell.
18:28 "But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe!'
18:29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
18:30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.
18:32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
18:33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?'
The wicked servant lays hands on others and takes others by the throat. It means judging, accusing, slandering without mercy, until blaming God or the true teaching Word. It means destroying and giving suffering to the body of Christ without mercy.
18:34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
The result is being suffered, strangled, until beheaded by Antichrist.
The neck is strangled means his worship is disturbed and withered; His worship cannot reach the measurement of God.
11:1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
11:2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.
The measurement of worship is a rod. It refers to the cross. It means the ripping of the flesh until it does not sound anymore (the Veil is ripped).
The flesh that must be ripped is as follows:
God blesses us.