Prayer Service in Surabaya, June 25, 2014 (Wednesday Evening)
Deacon Gideon Pakpahan
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Good evening, let us
hear the Word of God. Let the peace, grace, and joy of God be in the
midst of us abundantly.
are still in the theme of Revelation 1:17-20 (it has been preached
Service in Surabaya, May 11, 2014),
we still discuss Revelation 1:17-18.
when I saw Him, I
fell at His feet
as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do
not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
am He who lives, and was dead,
and behold, I
am alive forevermore.
Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
was able to fall
worshipped with a broken heart,
worship until our flesh speaks no more.
we are able to worship God until our flesh speaks no more like what
John has experienced, God will also touch us. If God stretches His
hands, we will receive
not be afraid!'
is no more fear
(it has been explained since General
Service, May 19,
have no more fear, such as fear of the future, partner, jobs, and so
Why are we still afraid? It is because we come to the
services and worship God only as a routine.
receive Jesus as the First and the Last ('I
am the First and the Last'),
until the peak of love, the perfect love, the love of the Bridegroom
of Heaven (it has been explained since Bible
Study Service in Surabaya, May 19, 2014).
receive Jesus who was dead and lives [verse 18] 'I
was dead, I am He who lives',
the power over the death
(it has been explained since General
Service in Surabaya, May 25, 2014).
died but He rose, and He holds the key of Hades.
we receive Jesus who was dead and lives, we will also be victorious
over the death and will not enter the Hades, but we will receive the
key of the kingdom of Heaven to enter the kingdom of Heaven.
are only 2 choices, Heaven or hell, no other choices.
is the key of the kingdom of Heaven?
which refers to flesh tribulations.
To enter the kingdom of
Heaven, we have to undergo a lot of tribulations (it has been
brethren, be even more diligent to make your
call and election
sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly
into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus
refers to the key of the kingdom of Heaven.
Therefore, the key of
the kingdom of Heaven is God's
call and election.
Peter 2:5, 9
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a
holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God
through Jesus Christ.
But you are a chosen generation, a
a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the
praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous
call and election refer to a ministry.
be separated from the services.
are called and elected to
be in the service and ministry to God,
to be priests and kings.
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the
Lamb shall be in it, and His
servants shall serve Him.
those who are in
the services and ministry
can earn the key of the kingdom of Heaven and enter it.
the kingdom of Heaven is not a cheap thing, but there is a very tight
selection from God.
everyone who says to Me, 'Lord,
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in
will say to Me in
Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your
name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
then I will declare to them, 'I
never knew you; depart
from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
in Your name'
refers to preaching the Word.
have served God, done many wonders, cast out demons, but God said
from Me, you who practice lawlessness".
we have to be aware, not
who serve and minister God will get the key of the kingdom of Heaven.
do some people who have served and ministered still not get the key
of the kingdom of Heaven?
they serve and minister God while keep on doing evil
Then Elkanah went to his house at Ramah. But the child ministered to
the Lord before Eli the priest.
2:12 Now the
sons of Eli
were corrupt; they did
not know the Lord.
2:13 And the priests'
with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the
servant would come with a three-pronged fleshhook in his hand while
the meat was boiling.
2:14 Then he would thrust it into the pan,
or kettle, or caldron, or pot; and the priest would take for himself
all that the fleshhook brought up. So they did in Shiloh to all the
Israelites who came there.
sons of Eli were in the church (they served and ministered God), but
they did evil things.
are as follows.
the offering of the Lord.
Samuel 2:17, 15
the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord, for men
the offering of the Lord.
before they burned the
servant would come and say to the man who sacrificed, "Give
meat for roasting to the priest, for he will not take boiled meat
from you, but raw."
of the offering for God is the fat, which refers to the tithes and
Many times, God's
servants steal God's
offering by not
returning the things that belong to Him.
Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all
Israel, and how they lay
with the women
who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
second practice: ministering
God while living in sins
until the peak of sins, namely sins concerning eating-drinking
(smoking, getting drunk, and so on), and the sin of marrying and
being given in marriage (doing sexual things with all of its kinds,
sex on one's
self, and so on).
Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did
not know the Lord.
third practice is not knowing God in services and ministry, which
and ministering but mocking God.
characteristics of those who mock God are as follows.
son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the
Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My
reverence? Says the Lord of hosts To you priests who despise My
name. Yet you say, 'In
what way have we despised Your name?'
on My altar, But say, 'In
what way have we defiled You?'
By saying, 'The
table of the Lord is contemptible.'
food means as follows.
refers to the Word.
It means we preach the Word but not
according to the Bible, or preach the Word added with other or
strange teachings to please the church.
The true Word is
revealed by God by a verse explaining other verses.
serving and ministering God, but still giving their ears to listen
to strange teaching (gossips, strange teachings which are not in
line with the Word).
feel that you are strong when you listen to other teachings!
we have been in the shepherding in the true Word but we still
listen to other teachings, we insult
serve and minister but they are
not earnest in the shepherding.
an example, Judas had ministered God but he wandered around.
person like him is not willing to enter the narrow door, or the true
shepherding which is brought up by the true Word.
can stay in this place for 7 years because I see the Pastor is
preaching the Word according to the bible. If he had not been like
that, it would have been better for me to quit. It the preaching of
the Word had not been right anymore, I would not have had any reason
to hold on it and it would have been better for me to quit and work
in the world.. Because I believe that what the Pastor has been
preaching is written in the bible, I keep on holding it and I stay
in the shepherding. Being in the shepherding is hard for the flesh,
I have to go to Surabaya from Malang. Although I have been in the
shepherding in Malang, but because I am asked to minister in
Surabaya, I will pass through the narrow door and enter the Holy
shepherding is the Holy Place. There are three kinds of equipment in
the Holy Place as follows.
have to be in the shepherding or in the perseverance of three main
Golden Candlestick, referring to the General Services.
Table of Showbread, referring to the Bible Study and Holy Communion
Golden Altar of Incense, referring to the Prayer Services.
we are not willing to enter the narrow door or the shepherding, it
is impossible for us to enter the Most Holy Place.
we are willing to enter the narrow door, God
will bless us.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go
in and out and find
one who blesses us is not the world (salary), but we
are blessed from the shepherding,
by entering the narrow door.
I became a full-timer, I had worked, earned money, and lived. Now I
have become a full- timer, I live, and I find pasture."
we are willing to enter the narrow door, just believe that God
will never deceive us.
But know this, that in
the last days
perilous times will come:
men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of
headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of
a form of godliness
And from such people turn away!
'in the last days'
refers to these days, or the end of the time.
refers to denying the power of services.
The power of services is
the Word, love, and the Holy Spirit.
who serve and minister God but denying the power deny the true
the Word starts from criticizing the Word, not focusing listening to
the Word (joking, or anything else).
Concentrate while listening
to the Word! Or else, we don't
are as follows.
experience the change of life. The power of services (the Word,
love, and the Holy Spirit) is to change our lives. But because we
deny the power, we will not experience the change of life and will
keep on being a human of flesh and blood with 18 characters (we
tend to tell lies, boast, malign, gossip, and other things, until
the peak is being not obedient).
By having the 18 characters of
flesh, we will be like the antichrist and marked 666.
Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes
the chaff, So their root will be as
And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they
have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
second consequence is living
both physically and spiritually.
Living in spiritual rottenness
means having a dry life (having a dry services, worships, feeling
nothing in worships), and will enter the Hades in no time.
life is a woman who had a bleeding
for 12 years.
Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and
a certain woman
had a flow of blood for twelve years,
had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all
that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched
refers to a sinful one, facing impossibilities or dead-ends.
way out of the rottenness are as follows.
to the true Word,
which is by believing and being obedient to the true Word, no
matter what the risks are.
worshipping Him with a broken heart.
if we believe,
(we stretch our hands to touch Jesus'
and worship God is He
will also stretch His merciful hands
to us to do the following things.
all of our impossible problems.
and changing us until we are as perfect as God.