Youth Easter Service in Malang, May 14, 2011 (Saturday Evening)
16 is about the RESURRECTION
when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary [the mother] of
James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint
early in the morning, on the first [day] of the week, they came to
the tomb when the sun had risen.
they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from
the door of the tomb for us?"
when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away for
it was very large.
Power of Jesus' resurrection is capable to roll away the very large
stone from the door of tomb, meaning the
power of Jesus' resurrection is capable to destroy the hardness of
Thing that makes our hard-hearted is sins. Sins make the hearts
of sons of God become hard as Pharaoh's heart/ Satan's
the LORD said to Moses: "Pharaoh's heart [is] hard; he refuses
to let the people go."
to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and you
shall stand by the river's bank to meet him; and the rod which was
turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand."
you shall say to him, `The LORD God of the Hebrews has sent me to
you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the
wilderness"; but indeed, until now you
would not hear!
practices of the hard-hearted sons of God are as follows:
not want to commit service and ministry to God,
being unfaithful in service and ministry (in the past, Pharaoh do
not let the Israelitesserve
God, to spiritual parents, and to physical parents.
At the age of
Noah, disobedience hit all level of society even kids and young
people were perished.
Bible, there are more young people who have potency but they are
disobedient,and in the end they are perished. For example:
has a great potency. He is very proud of his hair. But in the end
of his life, he left hanging between heaven and earth because his
hair was stuck.
Absalom met the servants of David. Absalom rode on a mule. The mule
went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree, and his head
caught in the terebinth; so he was left hanging between heaven and
earth. And the mule which [was] under him went on.
young rich man who was disobedient
(in the New Testament), he had a physical and spiritual potency but
then he left Jesus and his life became failure in the middle of his
not want to confess sin and using self-truth.
the past, like Adam and Eve covered their nakedness using fig leaves
which would be dried and they became naked again.
self-truth is the truth of sinful people that comes from blaming
The truth from God is the truth that comes from
confessing sin to God and neighbor.
Effects of being hard-hearted:
Power of Jesus' Resurrection is able to destroy the hard heart and
we can have the gentle
heart, whose practices are as follows:
many questions in his/her life = having many problems = having many
is like women, who visit the tomb of Jesus, have many questions
[Mark 16:3] because they still think that the stone still cover the
tomb of Jesus, meaning still maintain their hard-hearted.
water becomes blood, means:
life is not satisfied and seeks for another satisfaction from
world, so they fall into sins up to the peak sins i.e. the sin
of eating-drinking and marrying-giving in marriage.
spiritual death until the eternal death in hell.
power of Jesus' Resurrection is able to destroy the hard heart so
that we can be gentle, being the holy servant of God who is obedient,
faithful and burning in spirit in the ministry.
faithful and burning
in spirit in the ministry.
obedient to God whatever the risks we face.
in righteousness and holiness.
of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits And His
ministers a flame of fire."
servant who is holy, obedient, faithful, and burning
the servant of God like a flame of fire.
watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was
seated; His garment [was] white as snow, And the hair of His head
[was] like pure wool. His throne [was] a fiery flame, Its wheels a
Throne of God = the flame of fire.
servant who is holy,
obedient, faithful, and burning
throne of God in the earth.
we are in the throne of God, There will be preservation from
the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne,
high and lifted up, and the train of His [robe] filled the
we become the throne of God, we will be in the train of His robe.
This is the power of Resurrection. We
will experience the power of resurrection in the train of God's
robe. And the results are:
Power of resurrection is able to preserve
and protect us
in middle of this difficult world, up to the era of antichrist.
Power of resurrection heals the woman who had a flow of blood for
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 His garment.
she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made
the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in [her] body
that she was healed of the affliction.
Power of resurrection removes
all impossible things,
resolves all problems, wipes all tears, every bad things become
flow of blood also refers to the rupture of the blood vessel.
Meaning the power of resurrection is able to sanctify us from
rotten sins, until we become perfect with no blemish. Every rotten
thing becomes fragrant things before the Lord.
the train of robe, the bells of gold are hung means the power of
resurrection is able
to make everything beautiful in His time.
upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and
scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all
has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity
in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God
does from beginning to end.
our life is not yet beautiful, we must wait God's time.
there is a life who does not want to dive into God's work that is
being the hard-hearted, disobedient and unfaithful.
night, let us touch the train of God's robe, and God will make
everything beautiful in His time.