Prayer Service in Malang, November 10, 2015 (Tuesday Evening)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:14-22 is about the church of the Laodiceans, the seventh church. It refers to the church at the last days.

Revelation 3:16-17

3:16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked--

The spiritual condition of the church of the Laodiceans is lukewarm. It means they are rich physically (they have everything) but spiritually they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked (they have nothing). They only prioritize the physical things (outside) but they do not concern about the spiritual things, they do not want to be filled with the true teaching Word. Such servant of God is like the chaff.

Jeremiah 13:23-24

13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
"Therefore I will scatter them like stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.

He never experiences the life renewal from carnal man to spiritual one, but keeps his flesh and its character. He is like a man of Ethiopia that cannot replace his skin or leopard which cannot change its spots. A man of Ethiopia refers to the Gentiles. The leopard refers to Antichrist.

Revelation 13:1-2

13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.
Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

The servant of God from Gentiles that never experiences the life renewal will become like Antichrist.

Revelation 13:5-6

13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.

It starts from mouth that speaks great things, lies, slanders, and blasphemes against God.

1 Corinthians 15:50

15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

The result is one cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 3:12

3:12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

The chaff will be burned with unquenchable fire until it perishes forever.

Matthew 3:11
3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

For that reason, we must experience the renewal through water and Holy Spirit Baptism so the fire of Holy Spirit will work in us until we enter the kingdom of Heaven.

John 3:5
3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

The condition of the true water baptism is repenting, stopping sinning, and returning to God or being dead to sin.

Romans 6:4

6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

The implementation of the true water baptism is one who has died from sin must be buried in water together with Jesus and he is raised together with Jesus in new life that is living in righteousness. The saying is true and good, the deed is true and good, everything is true and good.
If we live in righteousness, we will experience the anointing of Holy Spirit and become the weapon of righteousness.

Acts 8:26-31, 36-39

8:26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.
So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,
was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.
Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot."
So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, "See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?"
Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."
So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

Even though we fail and sin like a man of Ethiopia that cannot change sin skin, but if we willingly serve to God and listen to the true teaching Word, we will be guided to experience the life renewal. We can live in righteousness and becomes the weapon of righteousness, so we will not get the judgment fire but the work of Holy Spirit one.
On the contrary, even though we are great physically and spiritually, if we do not willingly serve and listen to the true teaching Word, we will fall and get ruin, or be destroyed by the judgment fire.

The works of Holy Spirit fire are as follows:

  1. Making us faithful and fervent in ministry until the end line.
    Romans 12:11

    12:11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

  2. Holy Spirit helps us to pray.
    Romans 8:26

    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.

    We pray in broken heart with the tongues.

    1 Kings 18:30

    18:30 Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me." So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.

    Holy Spirit repairs the broken altar.

    1 Kings 18:21

    18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.

    The cause of broken altar is the doubtful heart to the persona of God (the true teaching Word) because of listening the other teaching, gossip, et cetera. One also doubts to the power of God so he puts his hope to others when he faces problems, even he takes another way that is outside the Word.
    We must be firm and return to God (the true teaching Word) so we will fond of worshiping God.

    1 Kings 18:41-45

    18:41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."
    So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,
    and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."
    Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'"
    Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.

    Elijah prays when he faces the dryness (temptations in all things). The signs of worship prayer that is anointed by Holy Spirit and pleasant to God are as follows:

    • The prayer is lifted up with faith, believing and entrusting ourselves to God.
    • It is lifted up with perseverance and patience.

    The result is a cloud as small as a man's hand. It is the hand of God (Holy Spirit) that causes the mercy rain of God to go down and do the works as follows:

    • Purifying or changing us to be as perfect as Jesus, until we do not stumble in word.
    • Finishing all our problems until the impossible ones. Caring our life until the age of Antichrist.

    Until Jesus comes a second time, we are lifted up to the glorious clouds together with Him forever.

God blesses us.