Youth Service in Malang, November 09, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often
and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat
5:34. And He said to them, "Can you make the
friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with
5:35. "But the days will come when the bridegroom
will be taken away from them;
then they will fast in those days."
time to fast is when there is separation between us and Jesus. It
means as follows:
we face unfinished problems.
For example: when Jesus goes up to
the mountain, the disciples face an epileptic at the foot of the
Jesus ascends to the Heaven until He comes a second time.
purpose of fasting is to be one with Jesus. If we are one with Him,
all our problems are finished.
The result of fasting is old
men become new one.
are two things that must be renewed as follows:
renewal of garment (Luke 5:36).
renewal of wineskins (Luke 5:37-39)
Then He spoke a parable to them: "No one puts a piece from a new
on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece
that was taken out of the new does not match the old.
no one puts new wine into old wineskins;
or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the
wineskins will be ruined.
5:38. "But new wine must be put
into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
5:39. "And no
one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says,
'The old is better.'"
learn the first one namely the
renewal of garment.
renewal of garment is the
of behavior, outside things.
fasting, we experience the renewal of garment that we wear the new
garment namely right
up to someday we wear the garment of bride to greet Jesus' second
coming on the gorgeous clouds.
things that must be renewed are as follows:
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel
of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose
3:2. And the LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you,
Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a
brand plucked from the fire?"
3:3. Now Joshua was clothed
and was standing before the Angel.
filthy garment is spotted
garment of ministry.
Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain,
have run greedily in the error of Balaam
for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah
These are spots
in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving
only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the
winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the
spot of Cain:
wickedness (envy, spite, hatred) and laziness.
spot of Balaam:
looking for profit, worshiping and serving to God to chase physical
spot of Korah:
rebelliousness, grumble, intense craving and egoism (serving but
loathing manna namely shepherding word because of chasing flesh
Now the mixed
who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of
Israel also wept again and said: "Who will give us meat to
11:5. "We remember the fish which we ate freely in
Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the
11:6. "but now our whole being is dried up; there is
nothing at all except
this manna before our eyes!"
the meat was still between their teeth,
before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was aroused against the
people, and the LORD struck the people with a very great
11:34. So he called the name of that place Kibroth
Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had yielded
they get meat, they cannot enjoy it but perish forever.
It means fall
and rise in sin.
If we keep patchwork clothing, in process of time it will be torn,
so we get naked and live like dog and swine, namely to live in sin
but be shameless and feel great.
do we experience the renewal of garment?
"But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there
not have on a wedding garment.
"So he said to him, 'Friend, how
did you come in here without a wedding garment?'
And he was speechless.
king asks "how
did you come in here without a wedding garment?"
It means teaching
Word shows our sin and state and gives opportunity
that we confess and renew our garment.
we are speechless,
we keep our old garment and separate ourselves from God.
the last second of our lives and peak of sin, God still gives us
opportunity to confess our sin.
But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do
you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same
"And we indeed justly, for we
receive the due reward of our deeds;
but this Man has done nothing wrong."
23:42. Then he said to
Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your
23:43. And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I
say to you, today
you will be with Me in Paradise."
we confess our sin, the results are as follows:
receive remission from God.
We may serve Him, have robe of service and our lives start to be
is able to help us
and finish our problem up to the impossible one. The power of King
cannot be limited by anything.
Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation.
changes curse atmosphere into Paradise atmosphere.
of flesh becomes fear of God. If Jesus comes a second time, we will
be changed to be as glorious as Him and clothed in clean bright fine
linen. It is started from being
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the
sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying,
"Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the
Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the
19:9. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those
who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!'"And he said
to me, "These are the true sayings of God."