Youth Service in Malang, March 19, 2011 (Saturday Evening)

The sixth thing about the misery of Jesus Christ is the Crucifixion misery about His death.

Mark 15:38
15:38 Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

When the veil of the temple was torn, there are 2 results that we get:
  1. The Most Holy place and the Ark of the Covenant will be seen clearly.
  2. A new and living way is open.
Hebrews 10:19-20
10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,

There are 3 kinds of the new and living way that are opened by His death:
  1. A way through the midst of the sea, on dry ground = a water baptism way.
    Exodus 14:16, 21
    14:16 "But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea.
    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go [back] by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry [land], and the waters were divided

    After the rod was lifted up by Moses, the east wind blew until the waters were divided like the veil of temple that was torn. Moses' rod = The Cross, the east wind = the Holy Spirit.

    John 16:7
    16:7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

    Jesus Christ must be died for pouring out the Helper (the Holy Spirit). We can accept the anointing of Holy Spirit after we are baptized in water (the Kolsom sea = water baptism).

    A new and living way means as follows:
    • A way after water baptism i.e. a new life in the anointing of the Holy Spirit = life in righteousness.
    • A way out over all problems.
      If we live in righteousness, we will get a way out over all problems in our life, even the impossible one.
      When we keep many wrong things in our life, we will head for a dead-end and doom way.

  2. A way in the middle of Jordan River heading for Canaan = a ministry way.
    Joshua 3:2-4, 14-17
    3:2 So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp;
    and they commanded the people, saying, "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
    "Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed [this] way before."
    So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people
    and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest),
    that the waters which came down from upstream stood [still, and] rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that [is] beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, [and] were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
    Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.

    By Jesus' death, we can minister God.
    Canaan = the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain = the revival of ministry of building Christ's body.
    We must take part in the revival of ministry, don't be silent. We have no reason of not to minister God. If we are willing to struggle to minister God, God will also struggle for us to be able to ministering Him.

    4:8 Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men."
    (Now this, "He ascended" what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?
    He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
    And He Himself gave some [to be] apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
    for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

    Ministering God = Getting the tunic of many colors.
    Ministering God is not a misery! We will experience work of the God's hand in our life if we are willing to minister God. God will adorn our life and we will give thanks to Him.

    Sanctityis the key to us to be able to receive the ministry tunic. To be able to live in sanctity, we must enter the Holy place (there is 2000 cubits gap from the art of covenant namely the Holy place).
    The holy place means perseverance committing three main services as follows:
    • perseverance in committing General Service (Golden Candlestick),
    • perseverance in committing Bible Study Service (Table of Showbread), and
    • Perseverance in committing Prayer Service (Golden Altar of Incense).
    If we do not have perseverance committing three main services, our ministry tunic will have a hole and soon we will be naked.

    John 4:34
    4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.

    Ministering God means feeding God with pleasing God, satisfying God, and being obedient and faithful in ministry. So we can please and glorify God.

    The results are:
    • Our rights and rewards are in God's hand (Rights to live now until live in the future).

      Isaiah 49:3
      49:3 "And He said to me, `You [are] My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.'
      Then I said, `I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward [is] with the LORD, And my work with my God.'"

    • God will change our life to become beautiful up to our future life (because we have the tunic of many colors).
      Do not remove the tunic of many colors like Judas who died until his intestines spilled.

  3. A way behind the veil of the temple = the perfection way.
    10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
    by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,

    Ephesians 5:25-27
    5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
    that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
    that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

    We must experience 2 times sanctification by the water baptism and by the water of the Word (especially in Bible Study Service).

    Leviticus 14:8-9
    14:8 "He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.
    "But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrowsall his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.

    2 times washing are used to cleanse leprosy (impurity) from our life.
    Impure lives often argue (arguing the Word, also arguing parents); they have self-truth sin and always blame other people.
    We must constantly be sanctified, so we will constantly be changed to be as glorious as Jesus.
God blesses us.