Prayer Service in Malang, May 29, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
Matthew 27 refers to seven sprinkling of blood upon the Ark of Covenant.
It means the suffering Jesus experiences until He dies on the cross to save, to sanctify, and to perfect the congregation.
The first sprinkling of blood is Jesus handed over to Pilate and the death of Judas Iscariot [Matthew 27:1-10].
27:1. When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
27:2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 27:4 saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? You see to it!"
27:5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Judas Iscariot rejected the sprinkling of blood or suffering with Jesus so he sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
21:32 "If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
The thirty pieces of silver equals to the price of an ox which likes to gore. Such ox must be stoned.
The ox refers to a servant. Jesus is a good ox, referring to the servant of God who is obedient to the point of death on the cross.
The ox which likes to gore refers to antichrist and false prophets.
Antichrist is the servant of God who rejects the cross or the sprinkling of blood so there is no renewal in life because of keeping carnality. It means there is disobedience to God even rebellion. It equals to not loving God and such servant will be accursed.
1 Corinthians 16:22
16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come!
False prophet is the servant of God who teaches false teaching that is not in line with bible as well as the servant of God who receives and follows the teaching that is not in line with the bible. Such servant is accursed.
1:9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
Thus, antichrist and false prophet are the servants of God who are accursed or men who are accursed or the oxen which like to gore. There will be only perdition forever for them.
Jesus is the servant of God who is obedient or good ox, but he is willing to be sold for thirty pieces of silver.
3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),
3:14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
It equals to Jesus' willingness to become goring ox. He is willing to die in curse on the cross. Why is it so?
Meaning as follows.
19:1. And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples
19:2 he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit."
19:3 And he said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" So they said, "Into John's baptism."
19:4 Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus."
19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
19:6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
The process of receiving Holy Spirit is as follows.
The function of Holy Spirit is as follows.