Prayer Service in Malang, May 04, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)
2:6 And when she had opened it,
she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion
on him, and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
refers to the compassion baby Moses has received. He was powerless
but God had compassion on him as well as on the Church now.
are three compassions of God in New Testament as follows:
1. God's compassion on dead youth in Nain.
- Luke 7 --> God's compassion on dead youth in Nain.
- Mark 8 --> His compassion through the breaking of bread.
- Mark 1 --> His compassion on a leper.
7:11 Now it happened, the day after, that
He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with
Him, and a large crowd.
7:12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man
being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow.
And a large crowd from the city was with her.
7:13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to
meaning of Nain is below:
now we make the shepherding as a pleasing place.
- Pasture, referring to shepherding
- Pleasing place
They will go
out of Nain. Christians leaving the shepherding will go toward
perdition for sure.
On the contrary, shepherded people are as
a branch which abides on the Vine.
the shepherding = a branch leaving the Vine. The branch will not be
dry immediately but it will be for sure and go into perdition.
is it important to be shepherded?
is the solution in facing the lion?
- It is because only tears we will get outside the shepherding.
- It is because we are facing enemy in shepherding, i.e. lion.
3:12 Thus says the LORD: "As a shepherd takes from the mouth of
a lion Two legs or a piece of an ear, So shall the children of Israel
be taken out Who dwell in Samaria--In the corner of a bed and on the
edge of a couch!
We are sheep which only need a pastor in shepherding. Being
rich or great, a sheep without the pastor will be defeated by lion.
The target of lion is below:
- Our lives.
33:20 And of Gad he said: "Blessed is he who
enlarges Gad; He dwells as a lion, And tears the arm and the crown of
The crown of head refers to wicked and unclean thoughts. We are facing
the lion when we are thinking not according to the word.
The hand refers to deeds not in line with the Word.
Do not use the ears to hear gossips nor teachings which are not in line
with the teaching we have heard. We have to reject other teachings
6:24 And the king gave the command, and they brought those
men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the
den of lions--them, their children, and their wives; and the lions
overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever
came to the bottom of the den.
6:25 Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples, nations, and languages
that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you.
The marriage begins to be destroyed by the lion when the
members in it begin to accuse one another. The lion is working at that
time. It is better to ask to get clear answer when we feel something in
our heart about other.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a
lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, "Daniel,
servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually,
been able to deliver you from the lions?"
Be careful! Do not accuse one who is patient in shepherding.
- Shepherding (vineyard)
14:5 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and
mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his
surprise, a young lion came roaring against him.
The lion takes forms below in shepherding:
- The sound of roaring = the sound of false teaching.
Be careful! Satan wants to destroy Christians' lives through two ways,
i.e. sins and false teachings. If the sins cannot work to destroy,
Satan will use false teachings.
- Murmuring and jealousy.
Matthew 20:11, 15
20:11 "And when they had received it,
they complained against the landowner,
20:15 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish
with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?'
result of being patient in shepherding with shepherding Word in
anointing of Holy Spirit is below:
- Being shepherded = having shepherding Word
- Having Holy Spirit
14:6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he
tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he
had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his
mother what he had done.
In short, facing the lion, we have to have shepherding Word
in anointing of Holy Spirit.
- [Judges 14:6] The lion becomes as a young goat, meaning heavy
problems and impossible ones will be finished by God.
- Holy Spirit gives us joy (the description of honey), especially
14:7 Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she
pleased Samson well.
14:8 After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to
see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were
in the carcass of the lion.
14:9 He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he
came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and
they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out
of the carcass of the lion.
Maybe our condition has already been rotten as the carcass but
there is honey in it as long as we have Holy Spirit.
- All ropes which bind us (the biggest one is the rope of sin)
will be freed by God.
15:14 When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting
against him. Then the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him; and
the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that is
burned with fire, and his bonds broke loose from his hands.
- The Lord gives us the power of victory.
15:15 He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his
hand and took it, and killed a thousand men with it.
The last victory is signed with figure "1000", meaning the
victory until we enter the kingdom of peace a thousand year.
15:19 So God split the hollow place that is
in Lehi, and water came out, and he drank; and his spirit returned, and
he revived. Therefore he called its name En Hakkore, which is in Lehi
to this day.
Holy Spirit will also revive us to satisfy and strengthen us.
- Holy Spirit helps us to groan and struggle in lifting up our
prayer to the Lord.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do
not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself
makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is,
because He makes intercession for the saints according to the
will of God.