Prayer Service in Malang, October 05, 2017 (Thursday Evening)

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

Revelation 6:7-8
6:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
6:8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

The opening of the fourth seal is the fourth punishment from Holy Spirit God to the world. It is the revival of a pale horse, so the death and Hades rule over a fourth of the earth to kill men with many things.

There are three kinds of death, as follows:

  1. The physical death. The causes are old age, illness, et cetera.
  2. The spiritual death. It means living in sin up to the peak, namely the sin of eating-drinking and marrying-being given in marriage. Men do not want to repent until they cannot repent anymore. It means being separated from God.

  3. The second death. It refers to the lake of fire or the perdition in hell forever.

Revelation 6:7
6:7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."

Revelation 4:7
4:7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.

The fourth living creature saying, "Come and see."
It was like a flying eagle. It refers to the servant of God that is ready to greet the second coming of Jesus on the glorious clouds. They will enter the marriage supper of the Lamb where the physical death has no power anymore. Then, they will enter a thousand years kingdom of peace where the spiritual death has no power anymore because Satan has been chained for a thousand years. It continues until they enter the New Jerusalem where the second death has no power anymore.
Thus, we must be active and ready to greet the second coming of Jesus, so we are free from the death.

Revelation 22:20
22:20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

"Surely I am coming quickly" refers to the readiness of Jesus to come a second time.
"Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" refers to the readiness of the church of God who is perfect to greet Jesus' second coming. 
There is meeting between Jesus as the Bridegroom of Heaven and the perfect church as the Bride of Heaven to enter the marriage supper of the Lamb, a thousand years kingdom of peace, up to the eternal kingdom of heaven. There is no more death.

The conditions to be able to greet the second coming of Jesus are as follows:

  1. We must receive and experience the work of the words of the prophecy.
    Revelation 22:18-19
    22:18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
    22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

  2. We must receive and experience the work of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Revelation 22:21
    22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."

    Philippians 1:29
    1:29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

We are learning the second point, namely the work
of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The facts found within it are as follows:

  1. Believing or having faith in Jesus Christ who died on the cross, but He was risen and ascended to heaven.
    2 Corinthians 5:7-9
    5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
    We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
    5:9 Therefore
    we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

    The proofs are as follows:

    • We do not walk by the earthly things, but obeying the true teaching Word. We live from the true teaching Word, faith, and God.
    • We are confident in facing all tribulations, so we will not be disappointed or desperate and do not leave God. We keep faithful and fervent in ministry. We trust and entrust our life to God only.

    • We make it our aim to be well pleasing to God, namely living in righteousness.

    Luke 18:8
    18:8 "I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"

    If we have faith, we can wait the second coming of Jesus.

  2. Being willing to enter the flesh suffering because of Jesus.
    The fact found within it is that we suffer because of ministry, the fasting prayer service, the all night prayer service, being slandered or harmed, et cetera.

    1 Peter 4:12-14
    4:12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
    4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
    4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for
    the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

    God allows us to experience the flesh suffering or the cross for we can receive the spirit of glory or the Holy Spirit

    Acts 10:44-45
    10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
    10:45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.

The functions of Holy Spirit or the spirit of glory
are as follows:

  • [1 Peter 4:14] It gives joy in the midst of sufferings, so we can give thank to God. We will not leave the ministry or deny God. The marriage will not be separated.
  • The spiritual miracle happens.
    1 Peter 4:15
    4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters.

    The life renewal from carnal man to spiritual one like Jesus. The hatred is changed to become loving others as we love ourselves up to our enemy. Stealing is changed to become giving for the work of God and others who are in need. The criminal is changed to become a good person until he can repay the evil with kindness. The trouble maker or gossiper or blasphemer is changed to become peacemaker. 

    Ephesians 4:24-25
    4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
    4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.

    It continues until the life becomes honest and trusts God. It means being clear as crystal.

  • The physical miracle happens.
    John 11:40
    11:40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"

    Lazarus has died for four days, but can be raised. The decay becomes fragrance. The destroyed thing becomes good. The impossible thing becomes possible.

    It continues until we are changed to become perfect as Jesus is to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds up to entering the New Jerusalem.

God blesses us.