Prayer Service in Malang, June 08, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)
"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten
virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Now five of them were wise, and five were
Those who were foolish took their lamps
and took no oil with them,
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their
The Church of God
is as ten virgins who can be divided into two groups as follows:
is our condition these days? Are we ready to welcome Jesus' second
coming with our condition now? If we still doubt it, let us repair
it. If we are already ready, let us maintain and increase it.
- Having the oil for supply = overflowing in Holy Spirit = five
wise virgins who will be able to welcome Jesus' second coming.
- Having no oil for supply = five foolish virgins, so the lamps
are almost quenched, even already quenched, and cannot welcome Jesus'
second coming, being perished forever.
daily practice of foolish virgin: beginning
in the spirit but ending in
the carnality = losing the
anointing of Holy Spirit =
beginning with spiritual men
but ending with carnal men.
you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made
perfect by the flesh?
carnal and flesh men cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven = cannot
welcome Jesus' second coming, will be left on Jesus' second
wise virgin will
begin in the carnality and end in the spirit, will begin with flesh
men, and end with spiritual men.
examples of wise virgins are:
- Samaritan woman.
This Samaritan woman is a flesh human, since she has flesh marriage.
The practices of flesh marriage/wrong marriage:
The beginning of the marriage is wrong, i.e:
- there are falls in sin, especially in sexual sin
- not being approved by the parents
- there is no legal marriage certificate from the government
- not being firmed and blessed by God through a pastor
- marrying the people who does not know God
- marrying and divorcing.
The consequence of wrong marriage is being thirsty/not satisfied in
the marriage, such that there are quarreling, marrying and divorcing,
until sexuality sin.
4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew
the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a
drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given
you living water."
The way out is giving Jesus on the cross a drink of sour
wine mingled with gall meaning confessing our sins honestly to God and
the others, whatever the risks.
Then, Jesus will give us drink the living water, i.e. the overflowing
4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give
him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become
in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
The results are satisfactions, happiness, so that we can
give testimony to the others until we can worship God.
9:1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder
against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
9:2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus,
so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he
might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
Saul = flesh men, because he serves the Lord with flesh emotion/
ambition, flesh strength (threatening), hatred (murdering).
This flesh service is against the true Word, not being obedient to the
The consequence is becoming a death prisoner = perdition.
9:17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and
laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who
appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may
receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
After being anointed and filled by the Holy Spirit, we have to keep it
until we may overflow in Holy Spirit, bounded in the spirit.
20:22 And see, now I go bound in the spirit
to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen
to me there,
20:23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city,
saying that chains and tribulations await me.
20:24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life
dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with
joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify
to the gospel of the grace of God.
Saul was anointed and filled by the Holy Spirit until bounded in the
spirit. This is the right ministry.
The practices of being bounded in the spirit are:
- Being obedient to God's will, whatever the risk [Acts 20:22].
- Serving the Lord with faithfulness and responsibility [Acts
- Serving with willingness to suffer or sacrifice everything
for God. [Acts 20:23].
Peter, a flesh man, was denying God.
Denying God can be done through saying lie, and also through sin deeds.
1:16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him,
being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
But after Holy Spirit's fulfillment in Jerusalem's attic, Peter became
2:14 But Peter, standing up with the
eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who
dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know
assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord
Spiritual men will not deny Jesus in words and sin deeds.
Peter did not only dare to preach in front of a lot of people, but he
also died on the cross with his head below.