Prayer Service in Malang, July 14, 2015 (Tuesday Evening)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
3:7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens"
There are three appearances of Jesus for the church in Philadelphia as follows:
The key of David in physical meaning is the key of Kingdom of Israel that is held by David.
The key of David in spiritual meaning is the key of Heaven that is held by Jesus.
2 Peter 1:10-11
1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
1:11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus calls and chooses us to equip us with ministry and the gift of the Holy Spirit (it is the key of David) so we are employed in the ministry of the building of the perfect Body of Christ.
4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Philadelphia means the brotherly love. Through three appearances of persona of Jesus (calling, choosing, and the key of David), the brotherly love is increased to reach the fellowship of the perfect Body of Christ.
4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
4:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
The sign is we have attitude of humbleness, gentleness, and patience.
Humbleness is the ability to confess the sin honestly to God and others. If we are forgiven do not sin anymore.
Humbleness is also the ability to receive other's superiority and weakness, also the ability to receive the reality.
Gentleness is the ability to receive the true teaching Word, to forgive and forget other's sin. If the sin as the heaviest burden is finished, the other one can be solved. The life becomes easy and light.
Patience is the ability to suffer willingly because of helping others.
If we have those attitudes, we can help each other and become one.
4:4 There is (1) one body and (2) one Spirit, just as you were called in (1) one hope of your calling;
4:5 (4) one Lord, (5) one faith, (6) one baptism;
4:6 (7) one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
It starts from one body with one Head that is the one true teaching Word (the persona of Jesus). Until we enter the seven unities of the perfect Body of Christ. It is putting Jesus as the Head. There is connection between Body and Head which is the neck, referring to the worship prayer. In worship prayer, we experience the activity of the love of Jesus as the Bridegroom of Heaven. The results are as follows:
God blesses us.