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Prayer Service in Malang, November 02, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)

Matthew 25:31-32
25:31. "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
25:32
All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

On Jesus' second coming, He appears in two appearances as follows:
  1. As King of kings who dwells on the throne of His glory.
  2. As Shepherd who will lead us to the throne of His glory.
Through praying and fasting, we can more clearly see/worship Jesus as King of kings and Great Shepherd such that we are led to the throne of His glory with Him.

Matthew 6:17
6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

Physically, the signs of a right fasting are without eating and without drinking.
Spiritually, the signs of a right fasting are as follows:
  • Anointing the head = our mind is anointed by the Holy Spirit.
  • Washing the face = our heart is purified by the true teaching Word.
Thus,  fasting is giving the widest opportunity to the teaching Word in the Holy Spirit's anointing to purify our heart and mind.

Mark 7:21
7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22
thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

Heart and mind are the center of our spirituality. If heart and mind are purified, the whole life will be purified. If heart and mind are purified, our heart will see God more clearly.

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

Through praying and fasting, our heart will be purified and made tender, such that we can worship God (see God more clearly) in two appearances as follows:
  1. Worshiping Jesus as King of kings.
    Isaiah 6:5-7
    6:5. So I said: " Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts."
    6:6
    Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar.
    6:7
    And he touched my mouth with it, and said: " Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged."

    Then we will have purification of lips/ mouth.
    Unclean lips are dirty words, unclean words, lie, words which does not become blessings to the others, including excessive humorous words.
    These lips must be purified such that there are no more lies, only righteous words, blessing words, honesty in the true teaching Word, honesty in marriage, and honesty in financial matters.

    The results are as follows:
    • We are sent by the Kings in the revival of Holy Spirit in the last rain.
      Isaiah 6:8
      6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: " Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."

      We have to serve faithfully, righteously, and with responsibility.

    • The King cares our life until we lack of nothing.
      Luke 22:35
      22:35 And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing."

      Spiritually, the King's hands also care our spiritual life until we will become blameless, become the bride who may sit in the throne of His glory.

  2. Seeing Jesus as the Great Shepherd.
    Matthew 20:34
    20:34 So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

    Seeing Jesus as the Great Shepherd is to follow Him.

    Revelation 7:17
    7:17 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."

    Then the Great Shepherd's hands will lead us until the throne of the New Jerusalem.

    The proof of seeing the Shepherd and being led by the Shepherd to the New Jerusalem is experiencing the renewal of life from flesh men to spiritual men.

    Two blind people denote husband and wife.
    The blind renewal shows the character renewal, which is egoistic. An egoistic man is life which is not shepherded, only concerns on his own importance. We must be renewed to the shepherded life.

    Also the marriage renewal. We should not become egoistic in a marriage, but we must love one another. An egoistic people in a marriage will not be able to do his/her responsibilities. Let us be renewed and become life which cares the others' needs, and able to love husband/wife as loving ourselves.

    Also the ministry renewal. The ministry should not just to satisfy ourselves, only being satisfied by the carnal matters. The ministry must satisfy God's heart.

    The results are as follows:
    • The Shepherd's hands will lead us to a beautiful and certain future.
    • The Shepherd's hands will wipe our tears, meaning solving all the problems, and giving joy to us.
      Revelation 7:17
      7:17 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."

      Until on Jesus' second coming, we will be renewed as glorious as Him and there are no more tears, entering the New Jerusalem and may sit on the throne of His glory.
God blesses us.