Prayer Service in Malang, November 01, 2011 (Thursday Evening)
Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt;
each man and his household came with Jacob:
house of Israel or Jacob went down from Canaan to Egypt.
is the land of promise, full of milk and honey, but Egypt is the
description of the world.
did God let them go down Canaan to Egypt?
2. Because there were wheat in Egypt.
Because it is in line
with the way of Jesus who went down from heaven to the world.
is called the
experience of death or cross.
form of it is when we are slandered, being blamed although we are
not false, we are blamed when we help other people, when we fast, et
The practice of being in the way of death together with
Jesus is RIGHTEOUSNESS,
OBEDIENCE, and HONESTY.
There will be no enmity if all of us are righteous, because we are
in one way. On the contrary, there will be a separation in our way
if there is unrighteousness, disobedience, and dishonesty.
Because there were
wheat in Egypt.
was famine in Canaan at that time, so they had to go to Egypt.
wheat refers to the
true teaching Word.
Because there was
Joseph in Egypt, so the twelve tribes of Israel can be united.
it refers to the
union of the perfect body of Christ.
It is not only about harmony, but the union of the one perfect body
had to go down from Canaan, where there was famine, to Egypt.
Lord gives us the abundant revelation of the Word of God (the wheat)
when we are in the experience of death (going down from Canaan to
"Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, 'He
gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
6:32 Then Jesus
said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give
you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread
6:33 "For the bread of God is He who comes
down from heaven and gives life to the world."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me
shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never
was willing to go down from heaven to the world in order to give the
bread of life, referring to the revelation of the Word as follows:
To give us life in the
world, even the eternal one. Let us now rely on the wheat of God's
To give us heavenly
satisfaction or joy which anything cannot replace.
I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and
kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is
called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus
1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I
heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,
1:11 saying, "I
am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What
you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are
in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis,
to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
1:12 Then I turned to
see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven
was desolated in Patmos island. It was an experience of death, so he
could hear and see the Word of God as the sound of trumpet. It means
there is the revelation of God's Word.
Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the
things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
Word of God we can hear and see is the Shepherding Word.
we want to hear and see the Word, we must enter the experience of
death. We have to be righteous, honest, and obedient.
we are unrighteous, dishonest, and disobedient, we will never see and
hear the Word of God.
We have to receive the shepherding Word
to face the future famine.
the shepherding Word means we
can listen to the Word and be obedient.
As a result, we can see the real manifestation of the shepherding
Word soon or later.
are two kinds of the real manifestation of the shepherding Word as
Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned
I saw seven golden lampstands,
seven golden lampstand are the seven churches of the Gentiles who
sanctification and life renewal
done by the shepherding Word which is preached repetitiously until
there is perfection and glory as Jesus is; we become God's Bride
who is ready to be lifted up together with Jesus when He comes a
These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to
6:17 (1) A proud look, (2) A lying tongue, (3) Hands that
shed innocent blood,
6:18 (4) A heart that devises wicked
plans, (5) Feet that are swift in running to evil,
6:19 (6) A
false witness who speaks lies, (7) And one who sows discord among
are seven things that make the lamp quenched as follows:
that shed innocent blood,
heart that devises wicked plans,
that are swift in running to evil,
false witness who speaks lies,
who sows discord among brethren.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender
mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a
complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also
3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is
the bond of perfection.
seven things above must be sanctified and there will be seven lamps
that burn as follows:
mercies, meaning we do not judge or agree with the sins of other
meaning we like to give to other people.
the ability to confess our sins.
the ability to receive the Word of God, no matter how hard it is.
we are patient in suffering and in waiting the time of God. Do not
seek any ways outside the Word of God because it is only dead-end
with one another, and forgiving one another.
shows Himself as the High Priest in the midst of the
and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man,
clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest
with a golden band.
as the Shepherd stretches the hand full of mercy and kindness for us
who want to have the sanctification and life renewal as a burning
result of the stretched hand of the Shepherd is as follows:
hand of mercy and kindness of the Good Shepherd preserves our life
in the midst of many difficulties in the world and solves all
problems, even the impossible ones. We have the assurance of life
in His hand.
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
10:28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never
perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
hand of mercy and kindness of the Great Shepherd leads us to
beautiful and joyful future life while wiping away all our tears,
and we are led to the last shepherding in New Jerusalem.
"for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd
them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes."
hand of mercy and kindness of the Chief Shepherd lifts us up from
failures and falls to success, and lifts us up on glorious clouds;
we receive the crown of glory.
and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of
glory that does not fade away.
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves
under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,