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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
  • Youth Passover Service in Malang, April 06, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
    ... son of Joseph the son of HeliMatthew . Then Joseph her husband being a just man and not wanting to make her a public example was minded to put her away secretly. . Then Joseph being aroused from sleep did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took ...
  • General Service in Malang, March 10, 2013 (Sunday Morning)
    ... the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ. A priest must have at least these three things. Good character. Good potential especially the gifts of Holy Spirit that are the miraculous ability from God. True consecration. If the consecration is true there will be good character and ...
  • General Service in Malang, June 10, 2018 (Sunday Morning)
    ... My voice and I know them and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life and they shall never perish neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. If we are slow to anger persevering and obedient we will be in the hand of a warrior or Jesus as ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, August 30, 2012 (Thursday Evening)
    ... of God. Thus Jesus rsquo death results in great miracle namely sinful carnal man will be perfect and as glorious as Jesus is. The length of the Ark of the Covenant is two cubits and half the width and the height are each one cubit and half. The area can be ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, April 27, 2021 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... harp and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints. . And they sang a new song saying You are worthy to take the scroll And to open its seals For You were slain And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every ...
  • Bible Study Service in Malang, October 17, 2013 (Thursday Evening)
    ... Word or Bride Tiding. Corinthians - But even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing whose minds the god of this age has blinded who do not believe lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of ...
  • Youth Service in Malang, January 10, 2015 (Saturday Evening)
    ... it. Jesus teaches us to do the will of God including honoring our parents respecting family and others as it is written in the Old and New Testament. Jesus does not teach us not to respect parents family and others but He expects two things as follows Our Christianity is not ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, July 12, 2011 (Tuesday Evening)
    ... Teacher says Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples ' . Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared there make ready for us. . So His disciples went out and came into the city and found it ...
  • Prayer Service in Malang, January 13, 2022 (Thursday Evening)
    ... . And another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud Thrust in Your sickle and reap for the time has come for You to reap for the harvest of the earth is ripe. . So He who sat on the cloud ...
  • General Service in Malang, August 08, 2010 (Sunday Morning)
    ... Being shepherded we are in the hand of Great Shepherd and here are the results Growing like cedar meaning there is the power of faith from God to become endurable in facing the wind of temptation and the waves of the world as well as there is help from God ...
Testimony
  • God's goodness and mercy in my life (Ms. Warniancy Ariesty)
    ... and mercy in my life. There are two things that I want to testify as follows. God helped me when I finished my study in Jakarta. When I was working for my bachelor thesis my advisor asked me to use a research method which was not commonly used I did ...
  • God's Plan is Good (Dianing Noviyanti)
    ... lesson at school or university is contradictory to Shepherding Word or the class is conducted at the time we have to serve and minister to God We can only cry and hope in God s Word. We have to let God work. Maybe it takes long time but it is ...
  • God's miracle in the shepherding (Mr. & Mrs. Winoto)
    ... love to my wife and me. A few years ago I had a serious accident. God's help to my wife and me was incredible God healed us until now. At the moment of the accident doctor told us that my life was only about . My family brought me to ...
  • The Power of God Becomes More Actual in My Limitation (Yohan)
    ... broken nerve may be the broken bone of my face that has hit it. Besides the right eye my left eye cannot see clearly. It can see only in two or three meters distance but also dimly because the retina is fold. There is no equipment to make the surgery ...
  • 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 ...
  • God Is So Good In My Life (Handry Otniel Legontu (Students of Lempin-El Generation XXX))
    ... has called and chosen me to be His servant. Remembering my life in the past I was not proper to be His servant. Since I was in the third class of Junior High School I have smoked and drunk alcohol beverage. My life was wicked and defiled. My deed did ...
  • Nothing is impossible for God (Mrs. Wita Mertes (Germany))
    ... the second semester. Because of this reason I had to learn the previous courses in months and create a new theme for my exam preparation on the third semester which consisted of theory and practical exams in January and February . At that moment I felt so happy because I ...
  • Alone with Jesus (Mrs. Sepina Simanjuntak (Medan))
    ... Lord Jesus these last weeks. From Wednesday morning after the All Night-Long Prayer Service I went home. While I was on the way inside the bus I shivered until all of my body trembled. I prayed rejecting any evil spirit and I kept worshiping God. After getting off the bus ...
  • The Power of God’s Accompaniment in My Life (Hogianto)
    ... they will become my habit. Nevertheless I encourage myself to bear witness now because I feel that I will owe to God if I do not bear witness. Moreover I have heard the Word in Youth Service that God will add more blessings and His accompaniment in our life when ...
  • 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 ...

Fellowship

Oct
2022
Fellowship in Malang

Oct 09, 2022

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2022
Fellowship in Medan

October 11-12, 2022

Nov
2022
Fellowship in Graha Cakrawala Malang

November 08-09, 2022

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

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