Prayer Service in Malang, October 27, 2015 (Tuesday Evening)
Rev. Mikha Sanda Toding
Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and
behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him,
saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is
He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him,
saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us."
But He answered and said, "I
was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Then she came and worshiped Him, saying,
"Lord, help me!"
He answered and said, "It is not good to
take the children's bread and throw it
to the little dogs."
she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which
fall from their masters' table."
Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O
woman, great is
your faith! Let it be to you as you desire."
And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
are a lot of sufferings in this world in economy, health, et
cetera. But the hardest problems are about
marriage and children. We bring our problems to God but the obstacles
are as follows:
23a] God does not answer yet.
How our attitude is if our prayer
is not answered yet by God.
23b] We are blocked or limited or prohibited to come to God.
24, 26] He answers our prayer but it does not satisfy us yet. God's
answer is like despising us.
woman still comes to God even though there are many obstacles because
she needs Him, the One who is able to help.
steps to get close to God are as follows:
close to God as He is the salvation.
Truly my soul silently waits
for God; from Him comes
process is believing in Jesus, repenting, and entering water
Therefore remember that you, once
Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is
called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands--
that at that time you were without
Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers
from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the
now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near
by the blood of Christ.
conditions of Gentiles are the Uncircumcision spiritually, without
Christ (the anointing), without promise (salvation), and without
hope and love of God (love). There is an opportunity to get close to
God. It is God first who looks for sinner. The facility to get close
to God is the blood of Christ. The sin makes us separate from God
and He cannot answer our prayer.
experience the reconciliation from sin by the blood of Christ so we
can be close to God. The process is we stop sinning and return to
God. We confess the sin to God and others honestly. If we are
forgiven, do not sin anymore. The blood of Jesus will forgive our
For you did not receive the spirit of
bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by
whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
can be close to God and He answers our prayer.
close to God as He is the Shepherd.
Now it happened as they went that He
entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed
Him into her house.
she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and
heard His word.
We can sit on the
grass and be shepherded to receive the true teaching Word that gives
shall not want.
makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
experience the purification by the true shepherding Word.
Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha,
Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
are purified from weariness so we can live without worry.
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry
about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about
your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the
body more than clothing?
at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather
into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more
value than they?
of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
"So why do you worry about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil
yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
like one of these.
if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and
tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He
not much more clothe
you, O you of little faith?
"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What
shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we
after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father
knows that you need all these things.
often worry of our daily needs, future, marriage, occupation, and
1 Corinthians 7:32
But I want you to be without care. He who
is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord--how he may please
business is serving and ministering God solemnly, and then He will
give the best.
But one thing is needed, and Mary has
chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
daily needs for today and future are God's business. We get
calmness from God.
And Jesus answered and said to her,
"Martha, Martha, you are worried and
troubled about many things.
are purified from trouble about physical things, so we can look for
spiritual things. The problem of seeing the weakness in marriage
must be brought in prayer so our tears are wiped. We receive the joy
close to God as He is the Head.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to
you. Cleanse your
sinners; and purify your
process comes from the true worshiping. The conditions of the true
worshipping are as follows:
heart is purified through the sword of the Word that is sharp.
or deeds are purified.
not speak evil of one another, brethren. ...
can say true Words, give thank, and worship God. God will draw near
to us. We experience the mercy hands of God which are stretched out
to help our life in time.
Seeing then that we have a great High
Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let
us hold fast our
we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our
weaknesses, but was in all points
tempted as we are, yet
us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain
mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
we are not helped yet by God, it means there is time to get close to
God and pray to Him, until we feel the peace and everything becomes
light and easy.
for the Lamb who is in the midst of the
throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of
waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
leads us to the living fountain of waters, we are cared by God from
now, future, until eternal life. Until we are brought to the New
Jerusalem where there is no more tear.
I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with
men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God
Himself will be with them and be
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no
more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for
the former things have passed away."
We are close to God like John
leaning on Jesus' chest.
there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus
Do not become like Judas who
leans on the world (money) until being possessed by Satan. Let us
draw near to God like a woman whose is demon-possessed so we can be