Youth Service in Malang, June 10, 2017 (Saturday Evening)

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

Luke 11:33-36
11:33. "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
11:34. "The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
11:35. "Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.
11:36. "If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light."

The physical lamp is a simple thing, but it is needed in every household or our marriage.

2 Peter 1:19
1:19. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;.

The spiritual lamp refers to the prophetic or teaching Word that reveals about all things that we have to do now and in the future, especially to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.

The right attitude to the lamp or the prophetic word is to heed it as a light that shines in a dark place. It means that we hear the word earnestly until obey it.
As a result, the true teaching word will shine or light our heart, so we can appear as increasing light in the darkness of the world.

There are three levels of such light in the dark world as follows:

  1. We become the light of the lamp in the house.
    Matthew 5:15
    5:15. "Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

    Luke 11:33
    11:33. "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.

    The lamp of a child or youth is as follows:

    1. Honoring and obeying parents.
      Ephesians 6:1-3
      6:1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
      6:2. "
      Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment with promise:
      6:3. "that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth."

    2. Keeping the holiness of parents' marriage.

    Colossians 3:20
    3:20. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

    The result is that our life becomes happy and beautiful.

    Proverbs 30:17
    30:17. The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

    If we do not obey our parents, we will enter into outer darkness up to the hell forever.

  2. We become the light of the star before men.
    Matthew 5:16
    5:16. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

    It means as follows:

    1. We become the wise priests and kings.
      Daniel 12:3
      12:3. Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

      We have heavenly wisdom as follows:

      1. Being obedient and faithful.
      2. Knowing the limit in the friendship, namely the sincerity and truth.
      3. Knowing the limit in our words, namely the true and good ones.

    2. Bearing the fruits of the light namely goodness, righteousness, and truth.
      Ephesians 5:8-9
      5:8. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
      5:9. (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all
      goodness, righteousness, and truth),

      We only do good and true deed, even repaying good for evil. We can be the witness of God to bring people to come to Him.

    Revelation 13:18
    13:18. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    The Heavenly wisdom is able to take care of and protect us from now in the midst of difficulties in the world until antichrist reigns over the world for three and a half years.

  3. We become the light of the world.
    Matthew 5:14
    5:14. "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

    The matter of arrogance and humbleness can be measured when one hears the word. If he ignores the word, he is arrogant.

    Revelation 12:1
    12:1. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.

    The proof that we become the light of the world from now on is being honest.
    We are honest about God Himself or the true teaching word. We are honest to confess our sin; even in all things, saying yes if yes and no if no.

    Proverbs 15:8
    15:8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

    If we are honest, we will become the house of prayer.

    Revelation 12:2-3
    12:2. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
    12:3. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

    The state of the church of God who has become the light of the world is like a pregnant woman who will give birth, but being against the dragon. The only thing that we can do is praying, groaning and crying to God.
    We trust, cry, and lift up our hands to God.

    As a result, God will stretch out the hands of His great mercy, so physical and spiritual miracles happen. The impossible thing becomes possible, failure becomes success, and God is able to create something that does not exist yet. All of our problems are finished by God.

    The last miracle is that we are changed to become as perfect as He is to greet Jesus when He comes on the glorious clouds.

God blesses us.