Prayer Service in Malang, July 19, 2016 (Tuesday Evening)
Rev. Mikha Sanda Toding
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to
Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests
and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be
it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!"
But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an
offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the
things of men."
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after
Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for My sake will find it.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses
his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His
angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
"Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall
not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His
When we suffer in
following God, let us remember that Jesus also suffered a lot. There
are three conditions in following God to the New Jerusalem [Verse 24]
must deny ourselves.
It means we humble ourselves, doing
God's will even though it is against our will.
went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O
My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me;
nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
Jesus said to them, "You do not know
what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
They said to Him, "We are able." So
Jesus said to them, "You will indeed
drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with
you will be baptized;
cup means stopping sinning and returning to God or repentance.
Peter 4:1, 3
Therefore, since Christ suffered for us
in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has
suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
For we have
spent enough of our past lifetime in
doing the will of the Gentiles--when we walked in lewdness, lusts,
drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable
Especially repenting from
the sin of dog and sow or eating-drinking and marrying-being given
Look, this was the iniquity of your
sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and
abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the
poor and needy.
they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I
took them away as I saw fit.
not make the sin as a pride. It makes us far from God.
must humble ourselves and do God's will. It starts from repenting
or being died from sin and we enter in the true water baptism. It is
like Jesus' is being baptized.
Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by
John tried to
prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You
coming to me?"
Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit
it to be so
now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness."
Then he allowed Him.
He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and
behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
And suddenly a voice came
from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well
We are saved from death
and the wrath of God.
I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels
having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is
I saw something
like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the
victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and
over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having
harps of God.
must take up the cross.
It means we
have the obedient, faithful, responsible life in the things as
being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became
obedient to the point of
death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have
always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my
absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
minister to God with fear.
For you have not come to the mountain
that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and
darkness and tempest,
the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who
begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore.
(For they could not endure what was
commanded: "And if so much as a beast
touches the mountain, it shall be stoned
or shot with an arrow."
And so terrifying was the sight that
Moses said, "I am exceedingly afraid
since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us
have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and
Let the husband render to his wife the
affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
The wife does not have authority over
her own body, but the husband does.
And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body,
but the wife does.
obedient, faithful, and responsible in doing the main duty in
The duty of the husbands is loving the wives as their
own bodies. The husbands do not do bitterly towards the wives.
Ephesians 5:25, 28
Husbands, love your wives, just as
Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
So husbands ought to love their own
wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves
The husbands make decision
according to the Word of God.
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them
with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker
vessel, and as being
heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be
The duty of the wives is
obeying the husbands, and not commanding or being against the
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as
to the Lord.
wives become helper through praying.
the Lord God
said, "It is
not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper
comparable to him."
The duty of
children is respecting and helping their parents.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord,
for this is right.
your father and mother," which is the
first commandment with promise:
"that it may be well with you and you
may live long on the earth."
the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their
kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.
are obedient, faithful, and responsible in teaching. Do not mix the
true teaching Word with the false one, but we hold fast the true
holding fast the word of life, so that I
may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or
labored in vain.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your
My yoke is
easy and My burden is light."
our life becomes easy and light because God carries our burden.
must follow God.
anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My
servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My
Father will honor.
It refers to the
following to Jesus as the Head and we are the Body that cannot be
separated. We must follow God as the Head through ministry and
worship prayer anytime, anywhere, and in any situation.
shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness,
or peril, or sword?
it is written: "For Your sake we are
killed all day long; We
are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
For I am already being poured out as a
drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the faith.
follow Jesus to the end line until we die or Jesus comes a second
2 Timothy 4:8
Finally, there is laid up for me the
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will
give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have
loved His appearing.
result is we receive the crown of righteousness, the crown of
happiness that cannot be affected by anything.
Then Peter answered and said to Jesus,
"Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here
three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for
not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed,
the devil is about to throw some
of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have
tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you
the crown of life.
Until we receive
the crown of life. There is guarantee to live in the world until the
1 Peter 5:3-4
nor as being lords over those entrusted
to you, but being examples to the flock;
and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you
will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
are glorified when Jesus comes a second time and we receive the
crown of glory.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit
with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father
on His throne.
Until we enter the New
Jerusalem and we sit together with Him on the throne of heaven.
Like the appearance of a rainbow in a
cloud on a rainy day, so was
the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was
the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
So when I saw it,
I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.