Prayer Service in Malang, November 14, 2019 (Thursday Evening)
Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
10:1. I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
10:2. He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
10:3. and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
The seven sprinklings of blood on the mercy seat refer to the suffering of Jesus until He died on the cross to make peace, help, and preserve us who believe in Him. It continues until we are perfect and become His Bride forever or we are not separated from Him anymore.
Jesus has experienced the seven sprinklings of blood, so He also receives the seven lights of glory to illuminate His church who has many weaknesses and flaws until sometime we become as glorious and perfect as Him.
The appearances of Jesus in the seven lights of glory are as follows:
Jesus appears with the seven lights of glory shining on despicable sinful men to become as perfect and glorious as Him.
- [Revelation 10:1] Being clothed with a cloud.
- [Revelation 10:1] A rainbow is on his head.
- [Revelation 10:1] His face is like the sun.
- [Revelation 10:1] His feet are like pillars of fire.
- [Revelation 10:2] Having a little book open in his hand.
- [Revelation 10:2] Setting his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.
- [Revelation 10:3] Crying with a loud voice, as when a lion roars.
ad. 6. Setting his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.
It refers to the authority and power of God to defeat the enemy.
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.
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.
13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
The beast rising out of the sea refers to the antichrist.
Setting His right foot on the sea means that the authority and power of God defeat the antichrist.
The antichrist appears with the false death and false resurrection that produce the false glory, namely the glory of the world or the flesh. It only shows the prosperity and amusement of the world which lead men to the everlasting perdition in the hell.
Watch out, there are many the servants or the children of God who feel serving and ministering to God, but in reality, they are worshipping the antichrist. This is indicated by serving and ministering to God, but only to look for the glory of the world or the flesh which is the prosperity and amusement of the world without the cross. Therefore, there is no sanctification or renewal, so they become the same as the antichrist.
God makes efforts through Jesus who must be born as a sinless man, crucified, and raised to Heaven in order to create the true glory or the glory of Heaven.
2 Timothy 2:8
2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,
22:42 saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him, "The Son of David."
22:43 He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:
22:44 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool" '?
Jesus is born, died, and raised for the following reasons:
God blesses us.
- To defeat the antichrist.
- To become an example of the true death and resurrection, so we can follow His steps to achieve the true glory or the glory of Heaven.
1 Peter 2:21-25
2:21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:make efforts
2:22 "Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth";
2:23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.
2:25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
The facts of following His steps are as follows:
- Entering the true water baptism.
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.
One who has believed in Jesus and repented or died to sin must be buried in water with Jesus in order to rise with Him for getting a new life, namely living in righteousness.
Doing sin must be harmful or hurting others.
Being dead to sin means to stop doing sin. The facts found in it are not harming nor hurting others and God anymore, not lying nor deceiving others, and not repaying evil for evil, but good for evil.
Being dead with Jesus is about stopping doing sin, not about poverty or suffering.
Being raised with Jesus is about living in righteousness and holiness, not about riches or success.
- Entering the true shepherding, namely the perseverance in doing the three main services to God. So, our body, soul, and spirit are attached to the trinity of God and the trinity of Satan cannot reach us anymore. We are preserved up to abundance by always giving thanks to God and become perfect to welcome His coming a second time.
- To send the Holy Spirit to us.
16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
The functions of the Holy Spirit are as follows:
- Holy Spirit gives us the power.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--,
14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
14:18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
How great a man in the world without the Holy Spirit is, he is only like the orphan. It means that there is no renewal, but the fleshly man who is disobedient to the true Word.
Remember that the obedience to the true Word is the beginning of success and beauty.
- Holy Spirit gives us the true satisfaction
4:9Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
4:15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."
4:16 Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
4:17 The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband,'
4:18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly."
All things in this world cannot give us the true satisfaction, but only the Holy Spirit is able to satisfy.
Through the Holy Spirit, we can give thanks, testify, worship God, and experience the happiness from Heaven.
- Holy Spirit resolves all things
2 Kings 4:1-7
4:1A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves."
4:2 So Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil."
4:3 Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors--empty vessels; do not gather just a few.
4:4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones."
4:5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.
4:6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another vessel." So the oil ceased.
4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest."
Holy Spirit is able to resolve all problems up to the impossible ones. He is able to restore us to become good and beautiful. He is able to sanctify and renew us up to perfection like Him, so we are worthy to welcome His coming. We are with Him and live happily forever.