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.

Revelation 3:18-19
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.
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:

  1. The gold refined in the fire.
  2. The white garment to clothe the nakedness.
  3. The eye salve to anoint the eyes.

Matthew 6:19-20

6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
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:

  1. Moth destroys the white garment.
  2. Rust corrodes the metal.
  3. The thief steals the anointing oil.

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.

Romans 6:18-19
6:18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
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.
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.

Proverbs 18:9
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.

Matthew 18:28-33
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!'
So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
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.
Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
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.

Matthew 18:34
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.

Revelation 11:1-2
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.
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:

  1. One does not want to confess and forgive other's sin.
    Matthew 18:28-30

    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!'
    So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
    And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.

    Keeping the sin and other's means he becomes the den of thieves. He cannot become the house of prayer.
    The flesh must be ripped so we can confess and forgive the sin each other. The sin is finished so we can be the house of prayer and our prayer is answered by God.

  2. Being disappointed and despair until grumbling.
    Job 7:15

    7:15 So that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than my body.

    The flesh must be ripped so we can give thanks and worship God in the midst of sufferings.

  3. Disobeying.
    1 Samuel 15:13-14

    15:13 Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the Lord! I have performed the commandment of the Lord."
    But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"

    The flesh must be ripped so we can obey.

    The results of obeying are as follows:

    1. God gives the two wings of a great eagle.
      Revelation 12:14

      12:14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.

      The two wings of a great eagle fly us to wilderness that is far away from Antichrist. We are cared directly by God for three and a half years.

      If we disobey and our worship does not reach the measurement, we will enter the persecution of Antichrist for three and a half years until we are beheaded by Antichrist.

    2. The neck is adorned by God with the wisdom of heaven.
      Proverbs 3:21-22

      3:21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes, keep sound wisdom and discretion;
      So they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck.

      The functions of wisdom are as follows:

      • The wisdom of heaven is able to care and protect us in the midst of difficulties in the world until we have the eternal life.
        Ecclesiastes 7:11-12
        7:11 Wisdom is good with an inheritance, and profitable to those who see the sun.
        For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, but the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

        Money is able to care our life but not for eternal life.

      • The wisdom of heaven gives successful and beautiful future in the midst of crises world.
        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.

      • The wisdom of heaven has power to do the miracle.
        Matthew 13:54-58

        13:54 When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, "Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works?
        Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
        And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?"
        So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house."
        Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

        The spiritual miracle is we are changed from carnal men to spiritual ones like Jesus. We are strong and of good courage, trust and entrusted our life to God.
        The physical miracle also happens. The impossible things become possible.

        Until Jesus comes a second time, we are changed to become glorious as He is. We are lifted up to glorious clouds together with Him forever.

God blesses us.