Youth Service in Malang, May 21, 2016 (Saturday Evening)
grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9:49. Now John answered and
said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name,
and we forbade him because he does not follow with us."
But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him, for he who is not
against us is on our side."
disciples ministered with worldly system, namely ministering with
envy, strife, and the groups, so they caused the division of the body
The right thing is we minister to God with heavenly
system, namely ministering in the fellowship or unity in the name of
the Lord which is based on true teaching word.
of the power of Jesus' name is as follows:
Satan the trinity, namely Satan, antichrist, and false prophet
- Performing miracle.
ad. 2. Performing
Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer,
the ninth hour.
3:2. And a certain man
lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at
the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from
those who entered the temple;
3:3. who, seeing Peter and John
about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
3:4. And fixing his
eyes on him, with John, Peter said, "Look at us."
So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from
3:6. Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have,
but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth, rise up and walk."
3:7. And he took him by the
right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle
bones received strength.
3:8. So he, leaping up, stood and walked
and entered the temple with them--walking, leaping, and praising
3:9. And all the people saw him walking and praising
The power of Jesus' name performs
miracle, namely healing a certain man lame from his mother's
The meanings of being lame are as
- Physically, it refers to physical
disease and problems, the problems which are never solved, and
it means as follows:
inactive. It means one becomes unfaithful in the ministry, even
It is the same as a paralytic who was laid at the
gate of the temple, but he never entered it.
for physical things only and depending on it, so he just asks alms,
but he cannot give
(becoming stingy and greedy).
Stinginess means one cannot
give for others and God (time, power, mind, et
Greediness means one robs
God's, namely the tithes and special offerings up to being unable
to worship God.
the burden for others and parents.
A son cannot become blessing
for others if he cannot be arranged or advised.
- The paralytic was laid on a pillow.
It means one lives in uncleanness, sin of eating-drinking (smoking,
getting drunk, and drugs abuse), and marrying-giving in marriage
(sexual sin with all of its kinds).
Consequently, his life is not
beautiful. He is outside the Beautiful gate and his future is dark.
If it continues, he will enter the uncleanness up to perishing
A paralytic can be helped with the power of Jesus'
Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do
have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and
term to experience the miracle in the name of Jesus is we must have
spiritual gold and silver.
of spiritual gold and silver are as follows:
- The silver means redemption or the
freedom from sins by the blood of Jesus.
1:18. knowing that you
were not redeemed
with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless
conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish
and without spot.
process to be released from sin by the blood of Jesus is confessing
sin earnestly and honestly to God and others, so we experience the
redemption of sin by the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus
covers our sins until there is no remnant of sin anymore as if we
never do such sins.
are set free from sin. We do not repeat the sin; even we hate it,
starting from lie and hatred.
- The gold means pure or tested
1:6. In this
you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you
have been grieved by various trials,
that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than
gold that perishes, though it is
tested by fire, may be found to
praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus
Although we have not seen
God's help, we must keep believing and hoping God or loving Him.
example, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
gold is the divine nature, namely being obedient until our flesh
does not sound anymore.
obey the word of God though it is not in line with our mind. It is
like a paralytic is ordered to walk.
Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have
I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and
3:7. And he took him by
the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle
bones received strength.
results are as follows:
If Jesus comes
a second time, we will be lifted up to the glorious clouds and we
are with Him forever.
spiritual healing, namely the renewal of life from carnal men to
spiritual ones like Jesus.
The practice is we can enter the temple.
It means as
If we can enter the temple or become
obedient, faithful, and honest, God will open the door of heaven
- Being faithful and fervent in
spirit (delightful) in ministering to God.
5:7. For the vineyard of the
LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, And the men of Judah are His
pleasant plant. He looked for justice, but behold, oppression; For
righteousness, but behold, a cry for help.
is also delightful to the congregation though we still have many
weaknesses and infirmities.
- One is able to return the tithes to
God (become honest).
28:22. "And this stone
which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that
You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
miracle happens too.
28:16. Then Jacob awoke from
his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I
did not know it."
28:17. And he
was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none
other than the house of God, and this is the gate of
28:18. Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and
took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar,
and poured oil on top of it.
28:19. And he called the name of
that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz
28:20. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God
will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give
me bread to eat and clothing to put on,
28:21. "so that I
come back to my father's house in peace, then the LORD shall be my
God opens the doors in the
world for us:
miraculous door of caring and protection from God.
- The door
of helping, physical healing, and the impossible thing becomes
- The door
of lifting up, namely successful and beautiful future.