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F.G van Gessel, born on December 9, 1892 at Blitar, East Java, was a Ducth Citizen who however, never went to his native country till the day he died. No body had expected that God would later use him for the church and today`s generation sake both in Indonesia and all over the world.

Strongly urged by God`s calling, he gave up his high ranking position at a Dutch goverment-Run oil Company at Cepu in 1923. Prior to his calling he got a vision in which he saw the Lamb of God-the Heavenly Bridegroom, as depicted in Revelation 19 : 7 and 21 : 9-10. This vision confirmed his commitment to serving the Lord. It is important to note that the ministry of 2 American missionaries of Dutch origin, Cornelius Croesbeek and Richard van Klaveren, contributed to his awakened spritual life and his wife`s baptism with the Holy Spirit.

To satisfy his earnest desire to intensify his ministry, Rev. Van Gessel, accompanied by a group of ministers, when to pray and fast at Pacet near Mojokerto, East Java for three days. However, he got no revelation during the three-days retreat. Upon returning home, as he was reading the Bible, the Holy Spirit came upon him and revealed something great based upon John 1 : 14. Instead of reading,”And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...”, he read it as follows,”And the Word was made flesh, and TABERNACLED among us”. The word “Tabernacle” is derived from the Greek word “Skenos”, meaning “To rear up a Tabernacle or to Tabernacle. This was beginning of the revelation of the Tabernacle Doctrine of which the ultimate fulfilment is the Bride church prepared for the Heavenly Bridegroom, namely Christ, the Lamb of God who loves her forever and ever. The true Bride Message is based on the Tabernacle Doctrine, teaching the construction, formation and edification of the Body of Christ which the book of Ephesian describes as the Bride church (Ephesian 1 : 22-23, 5 : 28). This God – Inspired revelation is near-ending by nature (John 4 : 14). Grounded on his teaching, Rev. Van Gessel’s ministry in Surabaya was greatly developed and spread to other regions in? Indonesia.

In addition to the teaching of the Gospel the Matthew in the order of the Tabernacle, he also taught the Tabernacle Doctrine at the Bible school in which Rev. In Juwono was one of the students. He passed away at the age of 66 on June 21, 1958 in Hollandia, Nieuw Guinea, now called Jayapura, Irian Jaya. Before his demise, Rev. F.G van Gessel managed to finish arranging the books of the both the Old and New Testament in the order of the Tabernaclein accordance with what God has inspired and revealed to him. Because this work was solely centered upon God-given revelation instead of man’s thoughts, its accuracy and truth are beyond doubt. All Glory be to Him who has taken the book and opened its seals. Worthy is the Lamb to receive glory, power, honour and worship (Revelation 5 : 7-14). On Juni 11,1958,ten days before his death, Rev. van Gessel managed to bequeath this doctrine to his son-in –law Rev.C.J.C.G.Z Totaijs who has been spreading this teaching in Holland.

It was Rev van Gessel’s earnest wish that Rev. Totaijs, Rev.In Juwono and the orther ministers promulgate the Bride message and the Tabernacle Doctrine. Despite countless struggles, Rev. In Juwono has managed to maintain its existance in Indonesia supported by his fellow ministers since Rev. Van Gessel’s and Rev. Totaijs’ subsequent departures to Niuew Guinea.

Late in 1969, Rev. Totaijs and his wife left Holland for Indonesia to meet with Rev. In Juwono and his Congregation after a twelve-year absence. The purpose of their visit was to maintain the fellowship and cooperation in spreading the Bride Message and the Tabernacle Doctrine in Indonesia where both ministers are supported by orther ministers and the Department of Religius Affairs via its Christian Protestant Guidance and Counselling Division. From 1969 to 1989, Rev. Totaijs and his wife visited Indonesia 18 times.

The spreading of the Bride Message of the Tabernacle Doctrine is carried out through non-profit interdenominational crusades, seminars, fellowship meetings, not the mention a series of Bible classes with no other motive except to proclaim the Bride Tidings to as many people as possible. As a result, broken homes are restored, marital disputes get settled, social problems are solved, spiritual lives get reawakened and ministries are intensified in one way or another. Those who have accepted and applied the Bride Message and the Tabernacle Doctrine have had firsthand experince of all these things which lead to the formation and edification of the Body, with Christ who fills all in all as the Head (Ephesian 1 : 22-23; 5 : 11-16).

By the grace of God, this message has reached 15 out of 27 provinces in Indonesia. While in Holland it breaks through the border, reaching other European Countries, even Africa.

In 1982, the Lord gave us an oppurtunity to preach and teach the Bride Message and the Tabernacle Doctrine to our fellow Christian at Rizal Memorial Covered Arena in Metro Manila, the Philippiness. Our group comprising 425 participants, mostly Indonesian. While the rest from Holland safely landed in a chartered Garuda’s Boeing 747 at the Manila airport where we were warmly welcomed. Among the participants was the Director General of the Christian Protestant Guidance and Conselling Division of 5 provinces in Indonesia. During the crusade the Lord chose a minister called DR.E.a (Nene) Ramientos, who has since become a preacher of the Bride Message in the United States, through a quite extraordinary experience.

Steadfastly standing on the prophecies written in the Bible, Rev. Van Gesssel once foretold that the Bride Tidings would have reached an international scale before the second coming of the Lord. Rev. Totaijs, Rev.In Juwono, DR. Ramientos and many other ministers are unanimously convinced of its speedy fulfilment.

Another opportunity to spread this message was pressented to us during the 1983 World Evangelism Congress by DR.Billy Graham in Amsterdam.Rev. In Juwono asked DR. Ramientos along with his wife to represent him in the international congress and the contact other participating ministers whom he knew to invite them to attend Rev. Totaijs’ church service. There they first learned about the Bride Message and the Tabernacle Doctrine. Rev. Totaijs’ sermon and the DR. Ramientos’ testimony made a great impression on those ministers from various countries of the world. In their oral as well as written testimonies, they explictly stated how much they appreciated and needed this actual teaching. Holland’s Bride Tidings International (BTI) was born in the same year to accomodate their aspirations.

In 1986 Holland’s BTI had an opportunity to hold their first international gathering called Bride Tiddings Congress in Leeuwenhurst, Noordwijkerhout, apporoximately 30 km southwest of Amsterdam, Holland. As a result of this congress, Holland’s BTI received many invitations from various countries to hold similiar congresses, among others in Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, and the Philipiness. By the grace of God, all these invitations have been accepted and ministered by Rev. Totaijs and his team.

In 1988, after the Bride Tidings Crusade and Seminar in Medan, North Sumatra in late 1987, the Lord made a way for us to hold the second international Conference (BTIC). The idea of holding this international conference was initialed by Rev. In Juwono and is wholeheartedly supported by Rev. Totaijs and Holland’s BTI as well as DR. Ramientos. What the Lord has done so far and what He is still going to do are all in accordance with His plan.

The first BTIC had already provided in October 23-30, 1988 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The conference attended by more than 1000 pastors and evangelist from Indonesia and 23 other countries in the world.

In May 12, 1989 our beloved Pastor In Juwono, the head minister of Bride Tidings International Indonesia went home with the Lord. He was at the peak of his ministry and at the portals of his vision from God to reach the whole of Indonesia and the rest of the world with the Tabernacle message and the Bride Teaching when he was called home to be with our dear Bridegroom, Jesus, whom he loved very much. Without suffering from any sickness, except for a couple of hours before his passing away, in an intense love relationship with the Lord, he was promoted into glory forever.

He was like the apostle Paul who said,”... For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labour...” (Philippians 1 : 12, 22)

However, this movement of Bride Tidings to edify the Body of Christ is owned by God and what is of God cannot be destroyed even by death, but lives on for God until it reaches its final goal that is His perfect and glorious Bride ready for Him at His coming.

With the absence of Pastor In Juwono, the Bride Tidings International Conference’89 in Surabaya, in November will still going on except for the slight change of the speaker. Pastor In Juwono, who was supposed to be the one of the conference speakers, will be subtituted by his successor, namely Pastor Pong Dongalemba and Pastor Paulus Jedid-Jah. The rest will be carried out to the schedule.

Last May 22-27, 1989 Bride Tidings International Indonesia had been invited by Methodist Evangelical Church of Philippines (IEMELIF) to hold all of their “Joint Spiritual Retreat” which was performed every 4 years, in Baguio City. This Conference was attended by more than 400 ministers and evangelist from the country. God blessed this conference with the abundant of the Tabernacle and Bride Teaching. This conference was ministered by Rev. C. Totaijs from the Netherland, Rev. Dr. Nene Ramientos from USA, Rev. Pong Dongalemba and Rev. Paulus Jedid-Jah from Indonesia. On May 28,1989 we also held Bride Tidings Crusade at Luneta Park Manila, Philippines. This is a crusade of Love, Peace and Reconciliation which was ministered by Rev. Paulus Jedid-Jah from Indonesia.

The Lord’s first coming was meant to save the world He loved, whereas his second coming is intended to perfect His beloved Church. Have we prepared ourselves and our churches to meet His coming as the King of Kings, the Lord of lords and the Heavenly Bridegroom ?

Since the time is at hand and the Word of Prophecy must not remain sealed, we have been moved to hold this second international conference in November 7-16, 1989 in Surabaya, Indonesia. It is our mutual task to realize the body of Christ with its diverse gifts and ministries and to present the church as a chaste virgin to Christ (Ephesian 4 : 11-13 ; 2 Corinthians 11 : 12).

Based on Revelation 22 : 17, saying,

“ And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely”

we have invited you attend the Bride Tidings International Conference 1989 with its actual theme :

“Behold, the Bridegroom is Coming !”

Transcript
  • General Service in Malang, June 20, 2021 (Sunday Morning)
    ... the seven lamps will be quenched. Men live in the darkness fear and destruction. They lose the reserve oil or Holy Spirit. The lamp in the marriage is also quenched or there is destruction in it. Revelation And he cried mightily with a loud voice saying Babylon the great is ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, July 26, 2011 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... garments. It means that priest servant of God must have holy daily behavior. If we already have holy behavior all our affairs are God's affair. Revelation - . When He opened the third seal I heard the third living creature say Come and see. So I looked and behold a black horse ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, September 03, 2013 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... the thick cloud that the people may hear when I speak with you and believe you forever. So Moses told the words of the people to the Lord. The deep meaning of worship prayer is as follows Being brought to God and He will close to us. Exodus You have seen ...
  • Fellowship in Malang II, August 01, 2012 (Wednesday Morning)
    ... when she saw the ark among the reeds she sent her maid to get it. The daughter of Pharaoh bathes at the river. Spiritually the daughter of Pharaoh refers to the daughter of Satan namely evil and unclean person. It is a revival that an evil and unclean person wants to ...
  • Bible Study Service in Surabaya, May 18, 2015 (Monday Evening)
    ... has been explained from Bible Study Service in Surabaya March to Prayer Service in Surabaya April . Giving the victory over the synagogue of Satan. Revelation Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not but lie--indeed I will make them come ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, October 05, 2017 (Thursday Evening)
    ... marriage. Men do not want to repent until they cannot repent anymore. It means being separated from God. The second death. It refers to the lake of fire or the perdition in hell forever. Revelation When He opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, March 29, 2012 (Thursday Evening)
    ... paralyzed before God when he serves with keeping lying. One who is not holy. Jerusalem is also the Holy City. Revelation And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me the great city the holy Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God One ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, October 08, 2015 (Thursday Evening)
    ... or sexuality sins and the wrong marriage. Consequently many servants of God become the pillar of salt like the wife of Lot. Matthew You are the salt of the earth but if the salt loses its flavor how shall it be seasoned It is then good for nothing but to ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, October 05, 2010 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... went out of Sodom and Gomorrah referring to the salvation but he had to escape to the mountain referring to the perfection of bride. Lot refers to the servant receiving five talents and two talents who experienced the growth of talents. As a result there was heavenly joy. Genesis - And ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, February 15, 2018 (Thursday Evening)
    ... drink for tomorrow we die The tongue is wild by murmuring gossiping slandering and blaspheming. Numbers - So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation said to ...
Testimony
  • The Power of Prayer and Fasting (Ms. Nezia Artika Sari)
    ... which occurred for several months. I was surprised that I got a very busy advisor. She was almost never at the campus. I gave thanks that she failed the legislative election so I thought that she would be more frequently at the campus. However I was wrong. She always had ...
  • The More Obeying and Surrendering to the Lord (Renny Indrawati)
    ... I give thanks that God did not let me be obstructed by the problems. One of the problems that almost made me run away from God's calling was about my study. Saying about research was traumatic for me because I had repeated my research many times to get my Bachelor degree ...
  • God's Help and My Life Changing Through Three Kinds of Service (Dr. Calvin Damanik, SpPD (Medan))
    ... the diligence in kinds of service in I was set free from several bad characters in my life such as my anxiety about my daily needs. God has changed me from being anxious. These days I feel peace no more heavy burden. Now I always think I only need to ...
  • Life Renewal Through Three Main Services To The Lord (Mrs. Ribka Damanik (Medan))
    ... bear witness about His goodness in my life who has persevered in committing three main services. He has helped my life many times one of which in renewing my characteristics. The renewal happens when He helps me in my disease. My characteristics had been so bad before I committed three main ...
  • God Never Fools Us (Mrs. Wita Mertes (Germany))
    ... first is when I returned from Indonesia to Germany in March after I had committed fellowship in Papua. The air craft from Jakarta to Germany had a damage which could not be known. I heard information that the air craft had to stop before it took off. We were curious because ...
  • The power of True God's Word in the Shepherding (Ms. Melly (Surabaya))
    ... Service at the end of last year because I had not been healthy before I went to the church. I thought if I had not come it would have been a lost for me because it was the last All Night-Long Prayer Service in . Praise the Lord I could ...
  • The Power Of Being Shepherded (Wita Mertes (German))
    ... streaming internet. I who am shepherded through live streaming long to bear witness but I did not know how to do it. So I prayed and God let me chat with Yohan and computer crew at the beginning of December to ask about bearing witness through MSN for the hearer ...
  • Church Visit Service in Papua (Yohan)
    ... As for my body it was very hard to do because of the long distance journey. Being in the airplane I felt my right foot was very painful from up part to down part. Praise the Lord that He has helped me arriving in Papua well. I committed ministry for ...
  • God Makes All Things Good (Nefrita Pramesthi (Bandung))
    ... of the internet radio video hearers who have been following the service from the end of January . I want to bear witness about Shepherding Word which has become my life experience. Some months ago I was busy doing my college task with a client. The task took the time of serving ...
  • Great Is Mercy of God For Me (Yohan)
    ... hitting against my car with high speed. I was brought to Surabaya in unstable condition because there was no good hospital at that place. The miracle of God happened to me because the collision had caused the movement of my car steering wheel unto or millimeter from my liver. If ...

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Sermon transcript from church service in Malang and Surabaya, preached by Pastor Widjaja Hendra.

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