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Prayer Service in Malang, July 06, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)

Matthew 25:1, 13
25:1. "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:13
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

Jesus' second coming in glory as King of kings, Heavenly Bridegroom, is to lift up our lives who has been perfect or blameless, there is no relationship with sin.

As a matter of fact, none knows the time of Jesus' second coming.

Church of God or the virgins must watch to be ready in order to keep the lamps to burn continually to welcome Jesus' second coming on glorious clouds.

Matthew 25:8-13
25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
25:11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!'
25:12 But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
25:13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

The Church of God is divided into two groups as follows:
  1. Foolish virgin is the description of the Church of God that is negligent, not watchful.
    It means not using the lengthening of God's patience to repent.

    2 Pet
    er 3:9
    3:9. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

    Foolish virgin keeps her sins, lives in sins up to the peak, i.e. eating-drinking sin and sexuality sin, also self-truth sin.

    If there are sins, there will be no Holy Spirit, and the result is being spiritually withered. Foolish virgin has no oil for supply such that the lamp is quenched, and cannot welcome Jesus' second coming.

  2. Wise virgin is the description of the Church of God that is watchful, means repenting, stopping sinning and returning to God.

    If God has not come yet and we still live, the main purpose is to repent.

    If sins are confessed, the anointing oil will flow and the lamp will burn continually such that we will be able to welcome Jesus' second coming.
On Jesus' second coming, there will be a separation forever between foolish virgins and wise virgins. The watchful wise virgins will enter the marriage supper of the Lamb. The foolish virgins will be left on Jesus' second coming such that they will not enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, being perished forever.

The marriage supper of the Lamb is the meeting between Jesus as the Bridegroom (the Head) and the Church of God as the bride (the body).

Now, the meeting between the Head and the body refers to worship (neck).

Now there is also a separation in worship between the wise virgins and the foolish virgins. God illustrates this condition as the prayer of a Pharisee and a tax collector.

Luke 18:9-14
18:9. Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
18:12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
18:13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Pharisee's worship = foolish virgin's worship, i.e. being encouraged by the self-truth, retaining sins. The practices are below:
  1. Feel not doing sins such that only blaming the others, never repent.
  2. Feel meritorious, grumbling frequently.
  3. Being hypocrite, pretended.
The consequence is God will not answer the prayer, the worship withers; there is no anointing oil such that the lamp is quenched.
If the worship withers, the ministry will wither, the marriage will wither.

Tax collector's worship = wise virgin's worship, i.e. being encouraged by the broken in heart and plainness/honesty. The practices are:
  1. Feel not worthy, realizing sins such that being encouraged to confess sins to God and the others, and no longer doing sins after being forgiven (repent).
  2. Feel not able, has no strength such that being encouraged to fully surrender to the goodness and mercy of God.
The result is the prayer is answered by God, being a house of prayer, being God's throne.

Revelation 22:1
22:1. And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

If we are being God's throne, there will be a flow of a river of water of life, there will be an overflowing of Holy Spirit's anointing oil.
The Holy Spirit's anointing oil is as the hands of God which embraces and carries us; we live in God's hands. The results are below:
  1. God's hands are stretched out to take away our sins and curse of sins, such that we are justified by God.
    Galatia
    ns 3:13-14
    3:13
    Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),
    3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    If sins are taken away, all the tears, sadness, and bitter hearts will be taken away, and we will live in joy. God's hands will pour the blessing of Abraham to us, the blessing until our descendants. God will care our life.

  2. God's hands make a mountain become a plain, i.e. solving all problems until the impossible one.
    Zechariah 4:6-9
    4:6
    So he answered and said to me: " This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ' Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts.
    4:7 ' Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"'"
    4:8 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
    4:9 " The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know That the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.

    If a mountain becomes a plain, we will be able to see the future. If problems are solved, there will be a beautiful future.

    God's hands will also finish the building of spiritual house, until we become a blameless God's bride.

  3. God's hands exalt us right on His time.
    Luk
    e 18:14
    18:14
    I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

    God's hands will lift up and exalt us carnally, i.e. giving success in the world. Spiritually, God's hands will lift up and exalt us in the glorious clouds on Jesus' second coming; we will enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, live in joy forever.
God blesses you.