Prayer Service in Malang, May 17, 2011 (Tuesday Evening)

Matthew 26:14-16
26:14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
26:15. and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
26:16. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus as the Lamb of God. It happened because he came to false fellowship= fellowship without true teaching.

Fellowship without true teaching= false fellowship, which will go to false worship, worship to antichrist.
True fellowship, based on true teaching, will bring to true worship.

John 4:23-24
4:23. "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
4:24. "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

The true worship is encouraged by truth and spirit, which means true teaching Word in annointing of the Holy Spirit, Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword, Word of purification.

Word that is sharper than any two-edged sword sanctifies heart and mind, until our whole lives.

Hebrews 4:12-13

4:12. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Matthew 15:19
15:19. "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

We must be sanctified from all evil thoughts/prejudice. If we have prejudice, we should ask first.
If the heart and mind are sanctified, the eyes can see God and worship Him.

Matthew 5:8
5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

Fasting prayer gives the biggest chance to teaching Word that is sharper than any two--edged sword for sanctifying our whole lives, until we can worship God.

Hebrews 12:2
12:2. looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Eyes which look unto Jesus= eyes which look unto Jesus as the Hight Priest who is able to lead us to perfection.
The meaning of eyes which look unto Jesus as the High Priest is as follows:
  1. Imitating the holiness and perfection of the High Priest.
    Hebrews 7:26
    7:26. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens;

    The daily practice is living in truth and holiness,  being separate from sin.

  2. Imitating the heart fortitude of the High Priest.
    Hebrews 12:3
    12:3. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

    The practice is being strong and of good courage, which means:
    • Holding fast to the true teaching and rejecting the false one.
    • We do not want to do sin even when there is chance, threat, and profit.
    • We do not grumble, discourage, and leave Jesus, whatever happens to our lives. We keep following and serving God until He comes on second time.
    • Just trusting and committing ourselves to God, not to others.

  3. Imitating the High Priest who is faithful and merciful.
    Hebrews 2:17
    12:7. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

    Lovingkindness is described as God's heart beat which never stops, and never changes.

    Practices of following the example of the High Priest's lovingkindness are as follows:
    • Love, which means being obedient.
    • Being faithful.

    If we feel God's heart beat, and become lives who lean on God's chest, we will be obedient and faithful in ministry, and obey the true teaching Word with all risks.
    Our position is like baby in God's hug, we live in God's grace.

    The results of living in God's grace are as follows:
    • It is for taking care and protecting us from spiritual floodwaters.
      Genesis 6:7-8
      6:7. So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
      6:8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

      Spiritual floodwaters means as follows:
      1. Temptations in all aspects that cannot be solved by cleverness/wealth in this world.
      2. Sins until the top of sin (sin of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage which will hit the world and the church of God).
      3. Impossibility.
      4. Broken marriage, false marriage, blasphemy marriage.
      5. God's punishment that will come, fire coming down from heaven will burn the world until hell.

      Life who lives in the grace of God will be taken care and protected from spiritual floodwaters.

    • Grace for seeing the Ark of the Covenant/Bride Tidings.
      2 Samuel 15:25-26
      15:25. Then the king said to Zadok, "Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place.
      15:26. "But if He says thus: 'I have no delight in you,' here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him."

      Joshua 3:3-6
      3:3. and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
      3:4. "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before."
      3:5. And Joshua said to the people, "Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."
      3:6. Then Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, "Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over before the people." So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people.

      Seeing Bride Tidings= accepting Bride Tidings.
      Going after Bride Tidings= we live according to Bride tidings.
      Taking up Bride Tidings= responsibility to preach and witness Bride Tidings.

      If our lives see, go after and take up Bride Tidings, God will make new way for us, to make everything good.

    • For preparing us to face Jesus' second coming on gorgeous clouds.
      Revelation 22:20-21
      22:20. He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
      22:21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

      Preparing means to sanctify and change us, lift us up from fall, until we can greet when Jesus comes on second time on gorgeous clouds.

      The Bible was begun and ended by grace. The middle is also in grace.
      So are our lives. We must live in the grace of God from our birth, journey of life, until the end of life. We keep being in the grace of God and God's hug.
God blesses us.