Prayer Service in Malang, January 17, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
26:47-56 is about JESUS' ARREST.
Gethsemane, Jesus suffered in the flesh without any sin even he was
arrested by great multitude led by Judas Iscariot. In the last days,
the Church must also suffer in the flesh as Jesus has experienced. It
is called the time before the persecution done by antichrist.
face the ambience of Gethsemane, we must watch and pray as well as
enter spiritual revival.
took with Him three chosen disciples to watch and pray, namely:
Unfortunately, the three disciples slept. The meaning of spiritual
sleep is as follows:
- James, referring to faith
- Peter, referring to hope
- John, referring to love.
The consequence is as follows:
- Being negligent in watching and
- Being negligent in shepherding.
We must be alert. The measurement of our love to God is when we
- Verse 51-55 --> Peter was wrong using the sword.
cut off the ear of Malchus = Peter destroyed the building of
- Verse 56 --> The disciples left Jesus and fled.
ran away being naked. James also left Jesus and fled.
3. James left Jesus and fled.
26:56 "But all this was done that the Scriptures
of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples
forsook Him and fled.
Meaning as follows:
- The faith decreases.
- Doubt or anxiety.
- Departing the faith as follows:
Such life is as totally broken mortar pot.
- Leaving the true teaching Word to
turn to false teaching and sin.
- Leaving Jesus to turn to other religion.
12:1. Now about that time Herod the king
stretched out his hand to harass some from the church.
he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
James suffered in the flesh until he was murdered with sword; his
head was cut off.
As a result, James experienced the increase or
revival of spirituality.
The practice of having the
increase or the revival of spirituality is as follows:
God blesses you.
- Having firm faith which has
been tested as a pure gold or the gold pot that had manna. It refers
to perfect faith.
1:6. In this you greatly rejoice, though now
for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various
1:7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more
precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may
be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus
The perfect faith is the faith which has the
work of faith.
2:20 But do you
want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?
Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac
his son on the altar?
2:22 Do you see that faith was working
together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?
example of the perfect faith is as follows:
- The faith of Abraham when he had to offer Isaac on the
Isaac refers to something we love or something we are
- The faith of James who he had to
give his soul for God.
We have to give first all things we love
or all things we are proud of, and then we can give our soul to
- Placing Jesus as the Head
(James was willing to be beheaded).
Do not place your own self
as the head, meaning we should not prioritize our logic.
Jesus as the Head means as follows:
- Being freed from wolves and birds.
The wolves refer to
evil sins causing human to be stingy and greedy.
The birds refer
to unclean sins or sins concerning eating-drinking and
marrying-being given in marriage.
In shorts, being freed
from the wolves and birds means we are freed from evil and
unclean sins or we live in holiness.
II Timothy 2:20-21
2:20 But in a great house
there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and
clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
2:21 Therefore if
anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for
honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every
The holy servant of God is as gold and
silver. The gold and silver are indeed fewer than wood, but they
are more expensive than it. The holy servant of God will be
employed in the ministry of building the glorious body of Christ.
- The relationship of the body and
its head is on the neck.
The neck means worshiping Jesus
until our flesh does not sound anymore. The veil is torn at
that time, so the Most Holy Place can be seen with the Ark of
As a result, there is glory of God
namely life renewal from mortar pot to gold pot.
3:3 Do not let your adornment be merely
outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine
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.
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,
as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are
if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
life renewal begins from obedience as Sarah had.
As a result,
the door of her womb was opened, meaning as follows:
It will continue until the door of Heavenly Kingdom is opened
- There is guarantee of physical
life in the midst of impossibilities. Spiritually, we have
- The Lord is able to make
impossible matters possible; He can solve all problems.
- The door of beautiful and successful future life is opened