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.
3:16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
3:17 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.
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.
13:24 "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.
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.
13:2 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.
13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
13:6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8:27 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,
8:28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.
8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot."
8:30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
8:31 And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
8:36 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?"
8:37 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."
8:38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
8:39 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:
God blesses us.