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Youth Service in Surabaya, February 27, 2016 (Saturday Evening)

Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 9:28-36 is about Jesus Transfigured on the Mount.

The true worship must be driven by the true teaching word. It means we worship Jesus in His glory as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
Be watchful! The false worship is the one to antichrist and without the true teaching word.

The results of the true worship are as follows:

  1. The renewal of life [Luke 9:29].
  2. The protection [Luke 9:30-31].
  3. The heavenly bliss [Luke 9:32-34].
  4. We can confess that Jesus is the Son of God [Luke 9:32-35].
  5. We become as glorious as Jesus.
    Luke 9:36
    9:36. When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.

ad. 5. We become as glorious as Jesus.

How can Jesus be glorified?
Philippians 2:8-11
2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
2:9. Therefore
God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10. that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
2:11. and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Jesus becomes obedient to the point of death on the cross, so He receives the name which is above every name.
Jesus wins over Satan the trinity who has the power of death.
Jesus is exalted as the King of kings and the heavenly Bridegroom who sits at the right hand of the Father God and He will come a second time.

We experience the crucifixion of the flesh through the worship, so we become obedient until our flesh does not sound anymore.

The steps of the obedience of Jesus to the point of death on the cross or our obedience steps until our flesh does not sound anymore are as follows:

  1. Water baptism in the Jordan River.
    Matthew 3:15-17
    3:15. But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
    3:16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
    3:17. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."


    Jesus is baptized to fulfill all righteousness or He becomes obedient although He has to sacrifice His dignity.
    Jesus is able to humble His life, namely He wants to confess or bear our sin. Jesus is considered as the sinner.

    We must enter water baptism too although we have to sacrifice our prestige. We are able to humble our life, namely we can confess our sins. If we are forgiven, do not sin anymore. It is the same as repenting.

    1 Peter 3:19-21
    3:19. by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
    3:20. who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
    3:21. There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of
    a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    The result is we experience the renewal of life from the heart that tends to do evil continually to a good conscience, namely obedient heart.
    A good conscience is the strong base to receive God's blessing (physical and spiritual blessing as well as the one for our household), and lift us up to the throne of heaven.

    The sign that we are being lifted up to the throne of heaven is we prioritize God and our ministry more than anything, so God prioritizes us too. He lifts us up to become the firstborn who is rightful to receive the birthright and the right to inherit the kingdom of heaven.


  2. On the mountain.
    Luke 9:31, 35
    9:31. who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
    9:35. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"


    Jesus goes to Jerusalem to suffer to the point of death on the cross.

    Hebrews 5:8-10
    5:8. though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
    5:9. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
    5:10.
    called by God as High Priest "according to the order of Melchizedek,"

    Jesus sacrifices His self-interest and becomes obedient in suffering, so He is appointed as the High Priest and the King of kings.

    We must obey in suffering too, namely sacrificing our self-interest, so we are appointed as the priests and kings. We are used in the building of the body of Christ.

    If we become the priests and kings, the results are as follows:


    • Becoming the living stone.
      1 Peter 2:5

      2:5. you also, as
      living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

      The stone is a dead thing.
      We become the living stones means we live by God's mercy.
      We can face difficulty and impossibility in the world. God is responsible to our life. We are used to build spiritual house.


    • Receiving the heavenly wisdom.
      Matthew 7:24-25

      7:24. "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
      7:25. "and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

      We receive the heavenly wisdom and God will give us the worldly one to help our study, et cetera.
      The heavenly wisdom protects us from antichrist.


    • We can endure.
      Revelation 13:18
      13:18. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

      We can endure and keep following and ministering God until He comes a second time.
      If we do not obey God, we will fall and we do not endure.


  3. In Gethsemane.
    Mark 14:36

    14:36. And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."

    Jesus becomes obedient until He sacrifices His self-will.
    We also have to obey God until we can sacrifice our self-will. We do God's will whatever risk may come.

    The result is we become the house of prayer. Our prayer is answered by God and we have the power to take away impossibility.


  4. On the cross.
    Philippians 2:8
    2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

    Jesus becomes obedient until He sacrifices His life on the cross.
    We also have to obey God and sacrifice ourselves until the flesh does not sound anymore.

    The result is we receive the power of the name of Jesus, namely as follows:


    • The power of winning.
      Philippians 2:10

      2:10. that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,


      The power of Jesus' name is the power of winning over Satan the trinity who is the source of sin, so we can live in righteousness and holiness.
      Satan the trinity is the source of problem and the power of Jesus' name finishes all problems.


    • The power to lift us up.
      Philippians 2:9
      2:9. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

      The name of Jesus lifts us up. It means He makes our life beautiful and successful in due time. We are used in the revival of the building of the body of Christ.


    • The power of life renewal.
      Philippians 2:11
      2:11. and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      The power of Jesus' name is the power to change us from carnal men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
      Starting from our mouth that says good and true word, testifies, praises, and worships God.

      James 3:2
      3:2. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

      Until we do not stumble in word. We become perfect and as glorious as God to greet His second coming.

God blesses us.