Youth Service in Malang, October 15, 2011 (Saturday Evening)
1:1. Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us,
1:2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us,
1:3 it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus,
1:4 that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.
1:1. The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
1:2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,
Luke wrote the gospel of Luke and Acts.
Luke is a man that believe totally in a narrative that he has written in the gospel of Luke and Acts, which is about what has been taught and done by Jesus.
Things that have been taught and done by Jesus do not only have historical value, but also have the spirit of prophecy.
19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See [that you do] not [do that]! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
2 Peter 1:20-21
1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
1:21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke [as they were] moved by the Holy Spirit.
The spirit of prophecy is the prophecies of the Holy Spirit in Bible = the Word of God, the true teaching Word.
Starting with Jesus who was conceived and born, Jesus' activity until He was crucified, resurrected and lifted up to Heaven, all of them contain the spirit of prophecy. Meaning, it will happen to the church of God spiritually.
4:14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
Luke was a physician who really understood about the structure of the human body. Therefore, Luke was employed by God to show the persona of Jesus as a human.
The human has the structure of body that suits to the pattern of Kingdom of Heaven/ Tabernacle, which God had shown to Moses in Mount Sinai, or to John in Patmos island.
8:5 Pelwho serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, "See [that] you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
1:26. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
1:27 So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them..
1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
The human was created according to the image and likeness of God, so they can have dominion/ authority of God to conquer the animals on land, sea, and air, which are Satan the trinity.
But human violated the God's law; they sinned and were controlled by the image and likeness of Satan, in the hands of Satan. For example: human likes to lie and to hate, not being willing to suffer for God.
How does God help the human who is controlled by the image and likeness of Satan?
Therefore Jesus, who had the image and likeness of the trinity of God, had to come into the world to be a perfect role model for us in order to return the image and likeness of the trinity of God in us.
We have to imitate Jesus in order to have the image and likeness of the trinity of God back, the practices are as follows:
God blesses us.
- Jesus is the teaching Word that is born into human; therefore we also must be born from the true teaching Word.
John 1:1, 14
1:1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
In Tabernacle, being born in the Word refers to the Table of Showbread, which is the perseverance in doing Bible Study Service and Holy Communion. Through the teaching Word, we will be born to be equal to Jesus, so we can live in righteousness and holiness.
In the structure of our body, it refers to the side.
The true teaching Word must be the spiritual food that revives our spirit up to the Word becomes blood and flesh in our lives.
- Jesus is the Holy Spirit that is born into human; therefore we also must be born from the Holy Spirit, being renewed by the Holy Spirit.
1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21 "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
The Holy Spirit is like the living fountains of water. In our body, 95% of it is water, meaning the Holy Spirit is the one who leads our lives.
In Tabernacle, being born by the Holy Spirit refers to the Golden Candlestick, which is the perseverance in doing General Service. The Holy Spirit will lead and change us to be obedient to God, and then automatically we will also be obedient to physical and spiritual parents.
8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
In the structure of our body, it refers to the kidney.
If we are obedient to God, meaning the kidney is good. If we are not obedient to God, meaning the kidney is leaked.
The kidney is a filter to distinguish between the good things and bad things. If we are not obedient, we will not be able to distinguish between the good things and bad things. The leaked kidney also refers to unsuccessful life, not beautiful life.
- Jesus is the love of God that is born into human; therefore we also must be born by the love of God.
3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
In Tabernacle, being born bythe love of God is the Golden Altar of Incense, which is the perseverance in doing Prayer Service.
In the structure of our body, it refers tothe respirator (the nose up to the lungs). The worship prayer is the breath of life in our lives. Inhaling air is like feeling the love of God that changes our lives.
People without love of God = to insult the Shepherding Word and only seek for the lusts and flesh desires. Those are people whose lungs are sick and heading for death.
106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert.
106:15 And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.
To worship = to see Jesus as the sun that shines the perfect love of God. Jesus is willing to let his bright face become ugly upon the cross to shine the love of God for us.
Accepting the love of God means accepting the Shepherding Word.
The results of looking the face of God are as follows:
- There is a shield of protection and preservation from God over our lives.
84:12 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
- We accept the love and goodness of God to help us right in His time, to solve all problems right in His time.
- The love of God will continue to renew our lives until we become as glorious as God.