Youth Christmas Service in Malang, December 21, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Tabernacle,
Luke 6 refers to the Court
In the beginning, God creates perfect man as
glorious as He is. He has God's image to be put in Eden so he is
happy. If we have God's image, we will be happy.
they fall into sin, so they are naked. They lose God's righteousness,
holiness, glory and image.
Consequently, they are cast out to the
God is not willing if human He created is cursed and
perishes. So, He makes effort to return human to His righteousness,
holiness, glory and image.
God's effort to return human to His
image is called God's upbringing.
are seven kinds of upbringing as follows:
6:1-5 is about the body is brought up by
The body is brought to the grainfields. It means entering
spiritual or Heavenly activity, namely eating the Word of God that
it is ingrained in our life. If God's attitude is ingrained, sin
will be removed.
6:12-16 is about the soul is brought up by
6:17-19 is about the spirit is brought up
6:6-11 is about the deed is brought up by
6:20-26 is about the mind is brought up by
6:27-45 is about the heart is brought up by
- Luke 6:46-49
is about life journey is brought up by God.
discussing the second upbringing that is the
soul is brought up by God
it came to pass in those days that He
went out to the mountain to pray, and
continued all night in prayer to
6:13. And when it was day, He
called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom
He also named apostles:
The soul is
brought up by God that we have spiritual or
Heavenly position, namely ministry.
does God call and choose twelve disciples to be appointed as twelve
Because, the number twelve is related to New Jerusalem
which is filled up by number twelve.
Also she had a great and high wall with twelve
gates, and twelve
angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names
of the twelve
tribes of the children of Israel:
21:13. three gates on the east,
three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates
on the west.
21:14. Now the wall of the city had twelve
foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve
apostles of the Lamb
of God's calling for us is that we go to
the New Jerusalem.
What is the meaning of
- The perfect bride or perfect
The bride is same as New Jerusalem.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the
seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come,
I will show you the bride, the Lamb's
21:10. And he carried
me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me
the great city, the holy Jerusalem,
descending out of heaven from God,
- The Kingdom of Heaven.
perfect people are able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
We must experience the renewal
process that we can enter New
Christmas means God is born to become human in Jesus.
It is the first biggest miracle.
The second one is happening now, namely the sinner is reborn to
become as perfect as God.
be renewed to go to New Jerusalem?
1:30. Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid,
Mary, for you have found favor with God.
is afraid to conceive baby Jesus.
means that youth is afraid to sacrifice
for spiritual thing. Having fear to sacrifice, there will be another
fear concerning future, mate, up to everything.
fear, one will not hesitate to sacrifice
spiritual thing and God that he loses the salvation forever.
Mary does not want to conceive Jesus, the salvation for the whole
world will vanish away.
- Doubtful heart about prophetic
1:34. Then Mary said to the
angel, "How can this be, since I
do not know a man?"
we doubt, we have many questions.
man is not calm, but full of labor and heavy laden. Consequently, he
If we win, everything is
easy and light.
1:6. But let
him ask in faith, with no doubting,
for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the
1:7. For let not that man suppose that he will receive
anything from the Lord;
1:8. he is a double-minded man,
unstable in all his ways.
By repeated preaching of the Word,
Mary experiences the renewal of heart,
namely heart that believes and obeys true teaching Word.
with God nothing will be impossible."
1:38. Then Mary said,
"Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let
it be to me according to your word."
And the angel departed from her.
obeys God, dares to take the risk, and does His will.
true priest is one who does God's will, believes, and obeys the Word
whatever risk may come. We stretch our hand to God and so does
The results are as follows:
- power to open the womb.
is a virgin, but she can bear a baby or there is a life.
means as follows:
- The power of God is able to take
care of our life physically and spiritually
even we are in impossibility.
- The power of God is able to help
us from problems up to the impossible one.
- The power of God is able to make
us successful in His time.
- power to open the door of Heaven.
- Baby Jesus is born means there is
power to forgive the
sinner and to return him to righteousness and salvation.
- Power to make
us perfect and the power of renewal from
carnal men to perfect ones like Jesus.
21:11. having the glory of God.
Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper
occupant of New Jerusalem is like crystal that is clear. We must be
honest to confess whoever we are.
The jasper stone means being
fervent. We are fervent, faithful and
responsible in ministry.
When Jesus comes a second time, we are
changed as glorious as Him.
God blesses us.