Youth Service in Malang, September 03, 2011 (Saturday Evening)
then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into
heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and
confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
are 4 men who were lifted up to Heaven those are Enoch, Moses,
Elijah, and Jesus. In the end of time, when Jesus comes for the
second time, there will be the fifth man who will also be lifted up
to Heaven that is the
perfect church of God.
order to be lifted up to Heaven at Jesus' second coming, We as the
church of God must live as 4 men who were already lifted up to
Heaven, namely Enoch, Moses, Elijah, and Jesus as follows:
youth, we often argue that shepherding is wasting our time, while we
still have to study, be at school, and etc.
live like Enoch.
Enoch walked with God; and he [was] not, for God took him.
walked with God that is God the Father is in His mercy. For us now,
we have to walk with God in His mercy is in perseverance in Prayer
Service (The Golden Altar of Incense).
live like Moses.
Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab,
according to the word of the LORD.
He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor;
but no one knows his grave to this day.
life and death of Moses were according to the Word of God, meaning
Moses also walked with God in His Word. For us now, walking with God
in His Word is in perseverance in Bible Study and Holy Communion
(Table of Showbread).
live like Elijah.
it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a
chariot of fire [appeared] with horses of fire, and separated the
two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
walked with God the Holy Spirit. For us now, walking with God the
Holy Spirit in His mercy is in perseverance in General Service (The
live like Jesus.
persona of Jesus is a form of God in the Word, Love, and
Walking with God the Father, the Son of God, and God the
Holy Spirit means we must live in the holy place that is in
perseverance in 3 main services in the Shepherding, meaning to be
shepherded in The True Teaching Word.
IT IS NOT RIGHT!
David witnessed that actually he could be proud of his richness and
power, but he was not. David witnessed about the shepherding, about
all the Mercy and the Virtue of God in the Shepherding.
first, we feel at a disadvantage when we have to be shepherded, but
actually WE ARE NOT AT A DISADVANTAGE.
can't do anything without God, even when we already have richness,
world becomes more difficult today.
can't do anything if we are not shepherded.
the Shepherding, we're having experience as follows:
Power of the Shepherding Word purifies, changes, renews, and
perfects our lives.
we are saved (no longer become the servant of sin), we must bring
our lives to be in Shepherding.
I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the
trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and
we shall be changed.
the time of Jesus' second coming:
Children of God, who have already died in God, will be resurrected
in the glorious body, like Moses and Jesus.
who are still alive, must live in righteousness, be purified, be
changed at the time of Jesus' second coming. In the twinkling of
an eye, We will be changed to become as glorious as God.
having experience that Enoch and Elijah have.
this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive
[and] remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede
those who are asleep.
the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in
Christ will rise first.
Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall
always be with the Lord.
both the dead and those who are still alive until the time of Jesus'
coming will be lifted up together in the glorious clouds to welcome
the Jesus' second coming.
Even if we have to pass through many
struggles, let us be together to persevere in Shepherding.
Power of lifting up same as Peter's experienced.
Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon
called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea;
for they were fishermen.
He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of
Power of Lifting Up I: from fishermen to fishers of men.
to be lifted up from sinful men to priests and kings (a life that
serves God and having the priest's office).
serving human (who needs fish) and himself (to get money/earnings),
but God lifted his life up to be the fishers of men.
Peter and his friends were called by God, they were employed to
minister God directly.
How does God lift up Peter's life
(all of us)? The
process is as follows:
you [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him
who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
are called out of the darkness into His marvelous light, from
sinful men who are saved by this process: believing in Jesus,
repenting (stop sinning and comeback to God), having water baptism
and baptism of Holy Spirit.
We will accept new life that is
are chosen to minister God.
The main requirement to minister
God is living
in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the
He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the
boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus..
when he saw that the wind [was] boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
immediately Jesus stretched out [His] hand and caught him, and said
to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Power of Lifting Up II: to lifted up us from sinking
sank because he was doubtful.
What kind of doubts that often
because of hearing other voices (other than God voices): the false
teaching, gossips that can't be accounted for truth.
with doubts do not have the ability to distinguish between the
good things and the bad ones.
IT IS A DANGER while we do not
know the truth of a gossip, but we have already spread it to
because of facing the temptations: we hope in human a lot and did
not hope to God.
Decline : having a physical or spiritual
failure when we're in doubts.
We need the power of
lifting up in the Shepherding Word.
The Shepherding Word
is the both stretched hands of God to lift us.
our hands right away and call upon His name, Jesus
= holding fast to the one True Teaching Word, so we can't be in
doubts because of the false teaching and gossips.
In sinking condition, whatever problems that we are having, do
not seek for another way outside the Shepherding Word!
way outside the Word of God = dead-end and doom way.
when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon,
[son] of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to
Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to
him, "Feed My lambs."
said to him again a second time, "Simon, [son] of Jonah, do
you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I
love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep."
said to him the third time, "Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you
love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third
time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord,
You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to
him, "Feed My sheep.
Power of Lifting Up III: to lift us from punishment of
times of God's questions = the Word in 3 main services that
corrects our love to God and neighbor.
didn't have a love to God and neighbor so he became sad.
sad = being able to confess to God that actually we do not have
love to God and neighbor.
In Service, do we already doing it
with love or only doing it as a Christian's duty?
proof of love is to be obedient to the Word of God.
we minister God with all our best, without love (to be obedient, to
practice God's will) we will hear "Depart from Me!" from
The practice of life without love = Denying God.
Words: gossips, futile words, rude words, impure words.
Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!"
Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster
the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word
of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before the rooster
crows, you will deny Me three times."
Deeds: cannot do good deeds, being abominable, being disobedient,
harming other (cutting off Malchus' ear), up to leaving service
and ministry to God (back to being fishermen).
profess to know God, but in works they deny [Him,]being
abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good
Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's
servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was
Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to
him, "We are going with you also." They went out and
immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing.
Peter realized and confessed that he lived without love, Peter can
strech his hands to Jesus, meaning as follows:
= to be obedient
whatever the risks are.
= to love God more than anything up to
willingly sacrifice anything (even to sacrifice our soul),
worship God, to surrender totally to Him.
assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself
and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch
out your hands, and another will gird you and carry [you] where you
do not wish."
He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when
He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me."
God will also stretch His hands to us, to lift us up from perdition
to glory, being a life who can glorify Him.