Youth Service in Surabaya, March 09, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was
baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened.
the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a
voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in
You I am well pleased."
is innocent man, even He does not know sin. Actually, Jesus
does not need to be baptized.
why must Jesus be baptized?
After Jesus is baptized in the
water, heavens are
opened and a voice
heaven, saying "This
is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased".
doing God's will.
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.
- For giving us example about
right water baptism.
baptism comes from word "baptiso",
which means being
dived/buried in the water.
So, in the water baptism, people who already died to sins are
buried/dived in the water as
means, Jesus is recognized as the Son of God who is sealed by the
answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born
of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
have to be baptized by water and spirit too,
that we can enter into Kingdom of Heaven.
If we are
just born by physical
mother, but are
not reborn by water and
spirit, we cannot enter into Kingdom of Heaven.
which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.
3:7. "Do not marvel that I said to you,
'You must be born
blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell
where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of
practise of being born again by water and spirit is becoming like
wind and fire,
same as God's minister.
makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame
- The Wind.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal
2:7. but made
Himself of no reputation,
taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of
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
ministers of God who
themselves of no
Jesus who has
means that we do not rely
from the world,
that we can totally obey until our flesh does not sound anymore.
we still rely on something from the world, we will
resist much more for sure.
minister of God who is
as the wind will bring
peace and coolness.
also bring Jesus' fragrance
as our Savior (to save people who
have not known God) and
Jesus' fragrance as the Groom (bride tidings).
- The flame of fire.
3:2. And the
Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame
of fire from
the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the
bush was burning with fire,
but the bush was not consumed.
3:3. Then Moses said, "I will
now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not
3:4. So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to
look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses,
Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
3:5. Then He
said, "Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your
feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground."
flame of fire is the minister of God who experiences
by fire of true teaching Word, that we can appear
with holiness in heart
deed, word, and whole life are holy.
Baby's word is crying
only, that is
worshipping God. If we use
our mouth to cry so much
(to worship God), we do not speak sin too much. Otherwise, if we do
not worship God too much, surely we
will say lots of
lagging in diligence, fervent
in spirit, serving
flame of fire is God's minister who is
Holy Spirit, that we can
be faithful and fervent in spirit in ministry to God.
minister of God who is holy, faithful, and fervent in spirit is like
the flame of fire.
like a flame of
His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His
eyes like a flame of fire;
minister of God who is holy, faithful
and fervent in spirit is the
apple of God's eye.
The minister of God who
is like the wind and the
flame of fire will experience
opened heaven, that our
view is only
to Jesus the High Priest who sits
at the right hand of the
as the High Priest will look at us too,
care, understand and struggle with us.
results as follows:
- The High Priest bears all
of our weakness, labor and
burden, that we
things become easy and light.
Seeing then that we
have a great High Priest
who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold fast our confession.
4:15. For we do not have a High Priest
who cannot sympathize
with our weaknesses,
but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
- The High Priest is
able to help us
all impossible problems right on His time.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy and find
grace to help in time of need.
God has not helped us yet,
it means that we are taught to be patient for waiting the time of
God and totally surrendering
- The High Priest is
able to purify
and change us from carnal men to
spiritual men as
unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy
that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
strong and of
strong and of
good courage means we
only trust and commit
ourselves to God, worshipping God a lot.
more we are renewed
and purified, our future will be more beautiful.
changed and purified until perfect as Jesus is when He comes a
second time and we
experience the top of happiness in the marriage supper of the Lamb