Prayer Service in Malang, November 27, 2012 (Tuesday Evening)
and grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The whole Matthew 28
refers to 'Shekinah Glory' whereas Matthew 27 is about the sprinkling
is resurrection and glory behind the death experience.
Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat on it.
has happened to Mary Magdalene and her friend who are faithful
enjoying the death experience, so they can experience the
resurrection and glory as Jesus has.
Remember that Jesus Christ, of the
seed of David,
was raised from the dead according to my gospel,
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,'
22:44 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit
at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool"'?
as a human is the descendant of David. He has died, risen, and
ascended to heaven to get the glory at the right hand of Father
Thus, the way of death, resurrection, and glory has been
pioneered by Jesus.
must Jesus become the pioneer of the way of death, resurrection, and
glory up to the throne of heaven?
To make us follow
only His step, so we need not make our own way or go astray.
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,
us an example, that you should follow His steps:
can we follow His step?
"And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and
the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
can follow His step in the
Going out of the shepherding means creating our own solution and we
will go astray or get lost.
How can we follow Jesus'
It is through the
voice of Shepherd,
namely the true Shepherding Word.
"Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee
from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."
alert! There is strange voice in the shepherding which is not in
line with the Shepherding Word. Following the strange voice means
creating our own way and we will go astray or get lost for sure. If
we are well-shepherded, we will never be willing to hear the strange
voice, even we will run away from it.
Word is the true teaching Word Great Shepherd trusts to a human
pastor to preach to the congregation faithfully, continually, and
repetitively to become:
We are led to these
spiritual food, so the
congregation may grow;
command rod, so we may
know what we must do;
signpost, so we will not
get lost. It is as the guidance of the hands of the Great
To lead us to enter
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the
sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a
thief and a robber.
10:2 "But he who enters
by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 "To him
the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls
his own sheep by name and leads them out.
proof of the presence of the Shepherding Word is the perseverance
of the congregation in doing three main services in the Holy Place
as the sheep's dwelling in the sheepfold as follows.
Golden Candlestick or
perseverance in doing General Service and the true fellowship.
Table of Showbread or
perseverance in doing Bible Study Service with Holy Communion.
Golden Altar of Incense
or perseverance in doing Prayer Service.
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and
will go in and out and find pasture.
10:10 "The thief
does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have
come that they may have life, and that they may have it more
enter the sheepfold, we must pass through a narrow gate, referring
to the tearing of flesh. It must begin from a pastor. The sheep
will be scattered if the pastor is not inside the sheepfold. Such
pastor becomes a thief and killer. Moreover, the sheep that do not
want to enter the shepherding are also the thief and killer.
Entering the sheepfold is indeed heavy thing for our flesh
but it makes our life light.
As a result, there is abundant
spiritual and physical life. Physically, we will not lack of
anything and we always give thanks to God. Spiritually, we are in
peace and we always give thanks.
To lead us out.
"To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice;
and he calls his own sheep by name and leads
"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also
I must bring, and they will hear My
and there will be one
flock and one shepherd.
we can enter the inter-shepherding fellowship through the one voice
of Shepherd until we can be one body with one Head. We can enter
the revival of the building of Christ's perfect body.
house of God is built on Mount Moriah, where Abraham has offered
Isaac. If we are employed in the building of Christ's body, all
our offering will not be useless. We find Jehovah Jireh, who
provides all things, even the thing which does not exist yet. We
must offer all things for the building of Christ's body except
the true teaching Word.
To pour out Holy
Spirit to become an extra power for our life in the wilderness.
"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.
makes the world as the wilderness which is hot at day and cold at
night, so all things will be decayed.
Holy Spirit becomes the
pillar of clouds and the pillar of fire in the wilderness.
function of the pillar of fire at night is as follows.
The function of the
pillar of clouds at day is as follows.
To give us light, so we
will not stumble in sin, including the sin of forsaking service and
To give us warmth, so we
will not be cold in our spirituality or bored of hearing the Word
and ministering to God, but we can keep faithful and fervent in
To give us energy or
power to be strong and of good courage. It means we will not be
doubtful, tired, and negligent but we endure with strength to
follow God until the end.
function of the pillar of fire and the pillar of clouds is to
protect us until we do not perish together with the world.
To protect us from the
heat of the day, referring to temptations and impossible problems.
It makes us not depart from faith but keep on believing and hoping
in God, so Holy Spirit solves all problems even the impossible
To give us peace and rest
in the middle of hot wilderness.
Holy Spirit helps us to be renewed from carnal men to spiritual
ones as Jesus is.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does
the will of God
life renewal begins from obedience to the Shepherding Word. The rich
and intelligent will perish together with the world but the obedient
will not perish. We will be changed to become as glorious as Jesus
is and lifted up on glorious clouds to sit with Him on His throne.