Prayer Service in Malang, June 26, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
Deacon Youpri Ardiantoro
whole Matthew 27 refers to
the seven sprinklings of blood upon the Ark of Covenant.
Now it means the suffering Jesus experiences until He dies on the
cross to save, sanctify, and perfect our life.
27:11-26 is about the second sprinkling of blood, namely Jesus Faces
Pilate. It can be divided into two groups as follows.
Verse 11-14, Jesus faces
false accusation and questions.
Verse 15-26, Jesus faces
Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the
multitude one prisoner whom they wished.
27:16 And at that time
they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do
you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called
faces two choices, namely Jesus, the King of Truth or Barabbas, the
king of evil.
One who receives the sprinkling of blood will never
choose falsely but the right one for sure.
The truth has nothing
to do with the quantity of the people who choose. Actually, there
were many people choosing falsely at that time, namely choosing
facts found in rejecting the sprinkling of blood are as follows:
For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.
meaning is anger, hatred, and jealousy, even hatred without any
The beginning is in dislike. If it is not finished, it
will increase in deed, namely one cannot be kind anymore toward
other people. Such life will falsely choose something.
envy or something that annoys in heart must be finished soon.
example, Saul has envy.
Now it had happened as they were coming home, when David was
returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women had
come out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet
King Saul, with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments.
18:7 So the women sang as they danced, and said: "Saul has
slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands."
Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he
said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me
they have ascribed only thousands. Now what more can he have but the
18:9 So Saul eyed David from that day
envies David while David always helps him. His envy increases until
he wants to kill him.
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
5:20 idolatry, sorcery,
hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish
ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
5:21 envy, murders,
drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who
practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
envy must be finished because it is one of the works of the flesh.
One who keeps it will not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they
should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
life has no firm standing and only seeks physical
Moreover, he will falsely choose something.
is better to check or ask the truth in order not to be persuaded
when we are annoyed hearing something.
The persuasion is very
dangerous because it makes Jesus crucified. Little thing can be made
great and dangerous because of the persuasion.
Hearing from two
one falsely chooses.
hears the voice of the chief priests as well as Jesus, so he chooses
the chief priests more than Jesus. Hearing from two sources, one
will falsely choose something.
Let us make our life firm in
hearing the true teaching Word that is written in the bible, whose
verse is explained by other verses.
Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to
tend and keep it.
2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man,
saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
"but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall
not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which
the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God
indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that
it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise,
she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with
her, and he ate.
hears the voice of God and serpent, consequently she falsely chooses
and falls into sin.
But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter
of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians,
11:2 from the nations of whom the LORD had
said to the children of Israel, "You
shall not intermarry with them,
nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after
their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.
11:3 And he
had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines;
and his wives turned away his heart.
11:4 For it was so, when
Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods;
and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of
his father David.
11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the
goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the
11:6 Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and
did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David.
gets the wisdom of God, so he can hold the sword [1 Kings 3] to
finish the problem of two mothers who fight for a baby.
Nevertheless, he hears the voices of his wives in his old age.
Consequently, he falls in idolatry while the Word of God clearly
says that he is not allowed to intermarry with them.
And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was
sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul
continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken
sat in a window hearing the preaching of Paul. He preaches until
morning, meaning the preaching of the Word about Jesus' second
coming in glory as the King of all kings or heavenly Bridegroom. It
is called Bride Tidings.
Sitting in a window means hearing the
Word as well as the other voice outside. Consequently, he falls down
from the third story and dies. One who hears from two sources will
falsely choose and spiritually die.
How can God
But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, "Do
not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him."
when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long
while, even till daybreak, he departed.
20:12 And they brought
the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.
falls on the young man and embraces him. He is the preacher of Bride
Tidings. Meaning that God helps through the
preaching of the whole Word of God.
result of bearing the whole Word of God is as follows:
There is resurrection
power in the Word.
Dead person can be made alive, meaning as
Not sinning anymore but
repenting and living in righteousness.
All dead things such as
economy, health, future life, et cetera can be made alive.
God blesses you.
There is promise in the
Word to exalt us until we reach the perfection, referring to the
There is no other way but bearing the whole Word of
God to reach the perfection.