are still reading Jude which refers to the badger skins in
Tabernacle/ the covering of condemnation. Now, it is meant the
protection and blessings of God for His true churches and the
separation between the true churches and the false ones.
Jude, there are a lot of kinds of false churches, one of which is
fleshly churches. It can be read from verse 8. Now, we are going to
reread Jude 1:17- 19 --> fleshly churches
17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by
apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time
would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the
characteristics of fleshly churches are:
- they are mockers. We have known that they mock the word of God
which tells about Jesus' second coming/ the true teaching word/ Bride
tidings in the light of Tabernacle = refusing the work of the true
- they are sensual persons who cause divisions = rejecting the work
of Holy Spirit/ living without Holy Spirit. The work of Holy Spirit in
the end of the world is to edify/ unify the perfect body of Christ to
be the bride of heaven.
unity of the body of Christ is a yearning of God as the Head -->
Matthew 8: 18-20
18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command
depart to the other side.
19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will
follow You wherever You go."
20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air
nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His
yearning and even the moaning of Jesus as the Bridegroom of Heaven/
the Head is the unity of the body of Christ so that He can lay His
Head since the place of the Head is on the body and Jesus as the Head
will be with His body forever.
do not be in plain to follow Jesus, yet let us improve our following
nowadays according to the yearning of Jesus; that is:
- The following of a child to his father. We were the
children of Satan, but when we believe in Jesus we become the children
of God Father. This following is good. Thus, there are a lot of
Christians feel satisfied with this sort of following --> God Father
is so good and I get a lot of things from Him. However, we have to be
watchful since this kind of following means that we only get earthly
blessings as God gives us everything and blesses us. Hence, there are a
lot of children which are lost/ apart from God Father. For this reason,
the following of a child to God Father has to be increased to be the
following of a student to his teacher.
- The following of a student to his teacher. 'Teacher, I
will follow You' It implies that we have to receive the true
teaching word. Do not be like children who need milk. The following of
a student to his teacher = we have to be able to receive the true
teaching word/ solid food. This following is still not enough. In John
6:66 there are a lot of His disciples who left Him.
Therefore, the following of a student to his teacher has to be improved
to be the following of a sheep to its shepherd.
- The following of a sheep to its shepherd. We have to be
shepherded in order not to be lost and scattered. One who is not
shepherded will be lost. This kind of following is still not sufficient
because there is a lost sheep. Hence, it has to be enhanced to be the
following of body to its head.
- The following of body to its head. 'Teacher, I will
follow You wherever You go.' You can see that wherever the head
goes, its body will follow it = the following of a wife to her husband
= the following of bride. This is the peak of our following. Jesus are
longing for the perfect body of Christ/ the bride of heaven. Therefore,
let us improve our following according to Jesus' yearning.
is the practice of the following of bride? The practice is we have
to get involved in the edifying / unifying of the body of Christ.
I hope we can understand it. The true unifying of the body of Christ
is like branches which are abided to the true vine. We have to notice
the true vine because the right fellowship does not notice other
things (such as who the people are, what the organizations are, if
you are going to marry somebody, you see what his/ her tribe is), but
Jesus as the true vine 'I am the True Vine'. In short, the
central of the right fellowship is Jesus Himself = the true teaching
word = logos. This is what we have to notice.
1: 1, 14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace
often learn that the true teaching word is:
- written in the Holy Bible;
- revealed by God Himself/ the secret is opened that is verse
explains another verse.
have heard that the level of the edifying of the body of Christ is
started from marriage. For you the young people who are going to
marry with somebody, you have to see the central/ the true teaching
word --> do not look at your couple's tribe, face (good-looking,
beautiful) because your marriage will be destroyed if you see these
things. So, if you are looking for a wife or vice versa, she/ he has
to have the true teaching word. The next level of the body of Christ
is in the shepherding service system --> where are we going to be
shepherded? Do not see at the building of the church, who the
shepherd is, how many people the congregation is or what we will get
from the church as these things are not essential. Instead, we have
to look at the central/ the true teaching word in which we are
the level of the unity of the body of Christ after in marriage and in
the shepherding service system is among the shepherding service
systems. For my partners, the full-time servant of God --> if you
are going to get involved in a fellowship, you have to look at the
central that is the true teaching word. Do not look at other things,
such as priest A or priest B or where the building of the church is,
where the seat is or where you will stay overnight! It is
particularly for the organization of Tabernacle Pentecost Churches
(GPT) which does not have a central church since all churches are
branches. However, it has the central office which manages the
administration. All churches, those which are in the city or village,
have the same position because the central of our fellowship is Jesus
Himself/ the true teaching word.
unity of the body of Christ will enhanced gradually until it reaches
the unity between Israelites and Gentiles (the international body of
Christ) and these two groups will become one perfect body of Christ
which receives Jesus as the Head. These are the levels of the unity
of the body of Christ. I hope we can understand it.
sensual persons, who cause divisions, refuse the work of Holy Spirit/
refuse the unity of the Body of Christ.
are the sensual persons
who cause divisions? We can define
short, the three barriers in the edifying of the true body of Christ
- ones who do not want to get into the unity of the true body of
Christ which is based on the true teaching word;
- ones who hold/ plan an untrue fellowship.
Isaiah 30: 1-3
1 "Woe to the rebellious children," says the LORD, "Who take
counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit,
That they may add sin to sin;
2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To
strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the
shadow of Egypt!
3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in
the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation.
Verse 1 --> one gets entry to a fellowship, yet he adds his
sins. This is the reality of the untrue fellowship because it is not
motivated by Holy Spirit/ does not ask God's advice/ not along with the
true teaching word. In contrast, the untrue fellowship shows Pharaoh/
Egypt/ earthly things such as monetary, position, artists, etc so that
it does not show the true teaching word. Consequently, there is not the
covering of protection and it adds sins. Thus, we have to be watchful.
This is a correction for me to hold the true fellowship which is based
on the true teaching word and we should get into this kind of
fellowship. If not, we will be the sensual persons who cause divisions.
If you are married and show earthly things --> good- looking,
richness --> it will add your sins. It is imaginable that we are
married only to add sins.
If we enter the shepherding service system and do not look at the true
teaching word, but look at the earthly things, we will only add our
sins as we are never sanctified. The preaching of the word of God in
Malang said that the word which is like fables = worm-eaten manna.
Maybe it refreshes since we feel happy and it takes short time, yet it
cannot avoid worm. The worm creeps without the true teaching word and
it indicates the sins inside our flesh. Thus, we have to be watchful.
If we do not show the true teaching word/ the word of God which is
sharper than two edged sword, we will add our sins and it means what we
do is vain. So does if we get into a fellowship which does not show the
true teaching word, we will add our sins because we are not sanctified.
Hence, God said strictly that if your eyes mislead, cut them off with
sword. It is better than you get into the hell whose worms never die.
Therefore we have to be careful. We are active in fellowships, but we
have to notice the central since if we follow the untrue teaching word,
we will add our sins as we are not sanctified. I hope we can understand
Then, the sensual persons who cause divisions do not want to get into
the right fellowship. Moreover, they hold fellowships which are not in
line with the true teaching word, yet according to Egypt/ earthly ways/
showing earthly things.
- ones who hinder the unity of the true body of Christ.
We are going to discuss the hindrances and the first hindrance can be
read in Matthew 8: 20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have
holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of
Man has nowhere to lay His head." The body of
Christ will not be formed if there are foxes and birds which become
- The first hindrance is called Satan who uses the power
of foxes and bird to build the body of Babylon. It seems that they
build the body of Christ, but the Head is not Jesus/ the true teaching
word, instead the head is foxes and birds.
- Foxes refer to the spirit of evil/ lust of evil = the tie
of money --> it only shows money and the motivation is money, not
the word of God. Hence, Jesus moaned --> the Son of Man has
nowhere to lay His head. The lust of money is the
root of all kind of evil. Thus, we have to be watchful seriously as the
practice of the lust of money is stingy/not able to give and greedy/
seizing other people's rights, especially God's rights that are tithes
and offerings. Therefore, we may not measure everything with money.
- Birds talk about the spirit of filthiness/ lust of
filthiness which heads for the sins of eating drinking (starts from
smoking, being drunk, consuming illegal drugs) and marrying and giving
in marriage (having affair, homosexual, lesbian, etc). These are the
power of Satan in the air which uses the spirit of evil and filthiness.
These two spirit hinder the edifying of the body of Christ and build
the body of Babylon --> Revelation 18: 2 And he cried
mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is
fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every
foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! We have
to be careful because the first hindrance is Satan who hinders the
edifying of the true body of Christ. It starts from the fulltime
servants of God.
In a marriage, husbands have to notice --> where will you take your
marriage? Do not let Satan take control of your marriage and you have
to beg to God. Wives and children also have to pray for the head of
marriage that is husband so that husbands are not influenced to be the
places for other things besides Jesus/ the true teaching word. If
husbands are sleepy while hearing the word of God, it will be harmful
as they can be the places for foxes and birds and their marriages will
be led to Babylon.
In the shepherding service system, the shepherds do not give priority
to the true teaching word, yet they put foxes and birds in the main
place --> money, etc. It is destructive since the congregation will
be led to Babylon.
In fellowships the preacher has to be the main person who is
responsible for the fellowship. If the preacher is ruled by foxes/
money and birds/ filthiness, the fellowship will be led to Babylon.
Thus, we have to be watchful seriously in determine our steps because
there are foxes and birds which are ready to lead us to Babylon.
- Matthew 8: 21, 22 --> the second obstacle.
21 Then another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, let me
first go and bury my father."
22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own
Bury my father = bury dead body/ corpse. The second
obstacle is antichrist and its power of flesh to form/ build the dead
body. We have learned before about Satan and its power of foxes and
birds to build Babylon. Now, the second obstacle is antichrist and its
fleshly power to build dead body --> Romans 8: 13 For if
you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you
put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. To give a
definition of dead body, we refer to verse 13a --> 'For if you
live according to the flesh you will die;'
Dead body is a Christian/ children of God/ servant of God who is
commanded by flesh. All of his sayings and deeds are fleshly -->
this is dead body which is the same as corpse. Jesus was died, but He
was resurrected = He is the Head who has died on the Golgotha, yet He
was resurrected in the body of resurrection and He will come in the
body of glory. How can the dead body/ Babylon receive Him as the Head?
Of course they can't! Babylon will be destroyed in an hour.
This is antichrist which leads the churches of God to head for dead
body even though it says that it builds body. It only builds dead body
since it lives according to its flesh.
The practices of foxes and birds are stingy, greedy and filthy. On
the other hand, the practices of dead body are:
- He does not undergo the renewing of life/ not change
to be spiritual life, yet he keeps in his fleshly life. The dead
body cannot move/change. Perhaps he is so active in any fellowships,
but he does not undergo the renewing of life to be spiritual life since
he keeps his fleshly life. He is the person who is active in the
devotion. Hence, we have to be alert, particularly and mainly I. I am
active in the devotion as I am in the temple of God every day.
We have to be corrected! Do not say that we are active in the temple of
God, but we do not undergo the renewing of life and keep the fleshly
life! This deed makes us become the obstacle in the body of Christ and
we will be used by antichrist to build dead body. Thus, we have to be
careful; especially we who have been patient in the three kinds of
devotions --> do not be proud of ourselves because we are being
corrected now! We are only patient, yet we are not employed by God/ we
are employed by antichrist to build dead body.
In 2 Timothy 3, we often read that the person is active in ministries
and fellowships --> 2 Timothy 3: 1-5
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous
times will come:
2 For men will be (1)lovers of themselves,(2)lovers of money,
(3)boasters, (4)proud, (5)blasphemers, (6)disobedient to parents,
3 (9)unloving, (10)unforgiving, (11)slanderers, (12)without
self-control, (13)brutal, (14)despisers of good,
4 (15)traitors, (16)headstrong, (17)haughty, (18)lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such
people turn away!
Lovers of themselves = selfish.
Blasphemers = he says that wrong things are true and vice versa because
he looks at people.
Unholy --> I always emphasize that they are not atheists (since
atheists do not believe in God and they do not get into devotion), but
they mix the religions = learning other religions because of many
reasons. It is seriously destructive.
Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God = disobedient.
We have to examine ourselves gradually --> we get into the devotion,
serve and are employed, but what sort of body do we build and who
employs us, antichrist or God?
Who are people with eighteen sins? They are people who consider that
they have been active in the devotion and ministries and they think
that they build the body of Christ, but they are employed by antichrist
actually. Thus, look into ourselves, you and me, and reread this verse
at home, whether we still go on our fleshly life.
Denying its power = denying the power of devotion. The power of
devotion is the true teaching word which is able to change our lives
from fleshly lives to be the spiritual ones.
Let us do not be deceived because of looking at our activities but we
are not changed and keep on fleshly life with eighteen sins! You still
insult each other, become lovers of money/ only think, talk about and
proud of money, mix the religions, etc so that you are employed by
antichrist to build dead body and it means that you become the sensual
persons who cause divisions. I hope we can understand it.
The dead body cannot change. Now, you and I are corrected. Do not keep
on our flesh, but we have to be changed by the true teaching word which
is able to renew our lives from fleshly lives to be the spiritual ones
until we are perfect as Jesus is perfect. Nevertheless, if we are not
renewed, we will have the number of eighteen: 18 = 6. 6. 6 --> one
who gets into devotion and ministry, yet he does not change.
Consequently, he will be stamped 6. 6. 6 and become the same as
antichrist which is ready to be destroyed.
- Matthew 8: 21 Then another of His disciples
said to Him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
Let me bury = permission to dig a sepulcher = not
being faithful in the service and devotion. So, there are two contrary
sides as follows:
- the first is one who is active in the service and
devotion, but he does not change;
- the second one is one who is not active and faithful
in the service and devotion.
Thus, for you who are not faithful, you have to be alert because what
you do invite destruction. For you who are active, do not be proud of
yourselves! You have to examine yourselves, particularly I. Conversely,
for you who are not active, go back to your faithfulness since being
unfaithful is the same as digging a sepulcher!
Isaiah 22: 15- 19
15 Thus says the Lord GOD of hosts: "Go, proceed to this
steward, To Shebna, who is over the house, and
16 'What have you here, and whom have you here, That you have hewn a
sepulcher here, As he who hews himself a sepulcher on
high, Who carves a tomb for himself in a rock?
17 Indeed, the LORD will throw you away violently, O mighty man, And
will surely seize you.
18 He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball Into a large
country; There you shall die, and there your glorious chariots Shall
be the shame of your master's house.
19 So I will drive you out of your office, And from your position he
will pull you down.
Verse 16 --> he has become a house steward, but he hews
a sepulcher for himself? So, our service and devotion is like we serve
the palace of the kingdom of heaven. If we become priests and kings, we
will be able to serve God like we serve in the kingdom of heaven =
staying in the kingdom of heaven. If we live in the palace in this
world, we will be taken care. Let alone if we serve the kingdom of
Heaven, we will be taken care, protected and happy for sure. This is
the condition of priests and kings.
However, I am sorry to say that we often leave our work to serve the
kingdom of heaven and go for hewing our sepulcher --> it means that
we are fool. We often become foolish because we are commanded to serve
the kingdom, but we leave this job and hew sepulcher. The servants/
children of God often do this. Hewing sepulcher = digging ground =
looking for earthly things and leaving the palace/ being unfaithful in
service and devotion. It means that he commits suicide since he hews
sepulcher for himself.
The students are not forbidden to study, but do not leave your service
and devotion and be unfaithful because of your school = you dig -->
you become fool and lose out. The full-time servants of God may not
leave the service and devotion to look for earthly things because they
will be burdened.
For the workers, you are allowed to work hard, yet do not leave your
service and devotion and be unfaithful to hew your sepulcher/ seek
The consequences of hewing sepulcher/ being unfaithful and
leaving the service and devotion because of seeking earthly things are:
- we will be surely turned violently and tossed like a ball
by God. It means that we are tossed to and fro --> becoming the ball
of Satan's game --> fall in sins and sufferings. It is a special
notice for young people! It is a serious thing and you may not be
fooled through hewing your own sepulcher/ falling in sins.
- vs. 19 --> So I will drive you out of your office,
And from your position he will pull you down.
Drive you out of your office --> like Judas, his
office was given to another person that was Matthias and he could not
serve God anymore = could not go back to the palace = losing the
kingdom of heaven forever.This is antichrist with its power of flesh
which builds the dead body (= the sensual persons who cause divisions).
Thus, we have to be alert nowadays in order not to be the sensual
persons who cause divisions.
Actually, I am going to continue to verse 20 because I have prepared
it, but God still emphasizes in the sensual persons who cause divisions
so that we understand fully what the sensual persons who cause
divisions are. We also have to be watchful of the sensual persons who
cause divisions in the true body of Christ.
The sensual persons who cause divisions are: 1) foxes and birds which
are used by Satan and 2) antichrist which builds the dead body and
makes the children/ servants of God unfaithful or faithful but not
- Matthew 8: 23, 26, 27 --> third barrier
23 Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.
24 And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was
covered with the waves. But He was asleep.
25 Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying,
"Lord, save us! We are perishing!"
26 But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?"
Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great
27 So the men marveled, saying, "Who can this be, that even the winds
and the sea obey Him?"
The third barrier is false prophet with the power of
winds and waves to drown the churches of God.
- Satan with the power of foxes/ the spirit of evil and birds/ the
spirit of filthiness to build the body of Babylon;
- Antichrist with the power of flesh to build dead body and;
- False prophet with the power of winds and waves to drown and
perish the churches of God.
hope we can understand it.
is written in vs. 23 --> Now when He got
into a boat, His disciples followed Him.
the true body of Christ is like a
boat/ we who cross the sea of world to get entry to the harbor of
peace that is the kingdom of a thousand of peace/ paradise when Jesus
comes and the everlasting kingdom of heaven/ New Jerusalem
We are heading for it through the edifying of the true body of Christ
like we are crossing the sea of the world which is full of tears to
get into the harbor of heaven/ New Jerusalem which is our
destination. I hope we can understand it.
term 'crossing the sea' = go crossing. It is meant that we need
sacrifice. In short, to get into the edifying of the true body of
Christ we have to sacrifice anything such as time, power, minds,
money, etc. To enter the body of Christ, we do not get
something, yet we sacrifice
something like what Jesus had done by sacrificing His life in order
to redeem us as His bride. So do us, if we want to put ourselves in
the true body of Christ like we cross the sea, we will have to
sacrifice everything even our life if it is God's will. There are a
lot of children/ servants/ martyrs of God who were killed because of
preaching the gospel of God. We have to sacrifice everything except
the true teaching word since it is Jesus Himself and if Jesus is
sacrificed, everything is over.
is the edifying of the body of Christ in which we have to face the
false prophet with the power of winds and waves to drown the boat of
= false doctrine --> Ephesians 4: 14 that
we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about
with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning
craftiness of deceitful plotting,
false prophet blows deceitful/ false doctrine to make us doubt/ toss
our faith to and fro
. We have learned about the body of Babylon
and the dead body. Now, the little faith refers to worried body which
is dangerous since it is not dead or Babylon body. It is tossed to
and fro and does not have right stand.
little faith is started from:
- doubt of the true teaching word
- fall from the true faith/ get out of the true teaching word =
we have to be watchful of the cunning
craftiness of deceitful plotting because it uses logical thoughts and
the false prophet often uses it by saying that what they preach is
rational. For example: the teaching of cross --> we are suffering
in this world to get money, food, or license and we come to the
church to hear about cross. It is false, we should hear about
pleasing things --> it is rational, but it is what is called the
cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. Thus, we have to be alert
because the false doctrine is able to be received by our mind
(logical), yet it does not contain of truth.
there are a lot of people say that the preaching of the word of God
does not need long time since the ability of human's brain is
limited. This opinion is logical, but it is only for earthly
subjects. On the other hand, the preaching of the word of God needs
long time, for instance: Jesus needed long time when he was preaching
on the hill. So did Paul who preached the word of God until the dawn
came and Euthicus was sleepy until he fell down. There was only one
person who was sleepy and I am pleasant to know it because there is
only one person who is sleepy and going to be destroyed from a lot of
psychological books cannot show this kind of things. It is only Holy
Bible which is able to do this since it has written in the Acts of
Apostles that the apostles preached the word of God till morning. Now
in Malang we have late night prayer and we can do this and maybe God
allows me to preach His word till morning comes.
do not be like Euthicus who used logical thinking, but let us be in
the ointment of Holy Spirit! Do not doubt of the word of God because
it is only the cunning craftiness of
deceitful plotting. In Malang, I explained about 2 Corinthians 11
'But I fear, lest somehow, as the
serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness'
Eve's mind is deceived by the serpent's craftiness so that she
doubted the true teaching word. If one doubts, he will fall from his
faith and from the true teaching word quickly and as a consequence he
we have to be alert because the false prophet uses the winds and
waves. Winds refer to the deceitful/ false doctrine = the
cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting which
deceives men's logic/ mind. I hope we can understand it.
= temptations in any fields. Waves/
sea water enter the boat to drown it. The temptations in any fields
make our heart doubts and we get nothing/ we do not get helps from
God. The consequence is only falling from our faith and destruction.
term temptation comes from the word try/ test/ tempted and it is
Satan's cunning. In fact, Jesus had defeated Satan when He died on
the cross. In Genesis, it is written that 'the serpent shall bruise
His heel.' and 'His' refers to Jesus' heel. However, Jesus
bruised the serpent's head. Satan had been defeated, but he tried
to deceive men so that men doubt. The consequence of one who doubts
is he gets nothing/ he does not get help from God and sinks because
he has fallen from his faith.
is the fact that false prophet build worried body which is not
Babylon/ filthy/ dead/ antichrist and it is meant in the middle =
half dead. Thus, for my partners -the full-time servants of God-
you should ask prayer to the congregation. If a shepherd doubts, the
congregation will be pity. Thus, do not doubt, but hold the true
teaching word tightly! Do not fall from the true teaching word
because of winds of the deceitful doctrine! Hold the promise of God
so that we do not fall because of waves of temptations! The promise
of God never changes to help us.
conclusion, the sensual persons who cause divisions in the body of
Christ are Satan trinity, but they employ men/ children/ servants of
God. If men/ children/ servants of God are employed by Satan trinity
to cause divisions in the body of Christ, they
will become the same as Satan trinity
who are ready to be destroyed (in Revelation 20 it is written that
their place is in the lake of fire).
God does not want His children become the same as Satan trinity and
destroyed, let alone if His children are people who have been
redeemed because God created human to become the same as Him. What is
the way of God to help men? Matthew 8:24
And suddenly a great tempest arose on
the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was
way of God to help men is 'Jesus
. To be asleep means
people told to Jesus that Lazarus was ill, He stayed for longer time
and Lazarus died. After Lazarus died, Jesus invited His disciples to
go to Lazarus' house to wake up Lazarus who was asleep. --> John
11: 12, 13
12 Then His disciples said, "Lord, if he sleeps he will get well."
13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was
speaking about taking rest in sleep.
is the fact if there is no opening/revelation of the word of God and
only showing the earthly things which are according to men's will
--> sleep in its plain meaning. However, if there is the
opening/revelation of the word of God, it will be in line with God's
be asleep refers to die on the cross --> Philippians 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.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name
which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in
and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
is the way of God to escape us from Satan who wants to employ us and
we become the same as him who is ready to be destroyed. Jesus had to
die on the cross to defeat Satan trinity who has the power of death.
Satan in heaven
--> Satan and the power of foxes and birds. Satan on
--> the false prophet
and the power of winds and waves. Satan under
--> antichrist and the
power of flesh. Antichrist is Satan in the form of men.
is no other ways from God to help men because there is nobody who is
able to defeat Satan trinity. The only way to help men is Jesus was
asleep in the meaning of die/ obedient until He died on the cross. As
a result, Jesus received the name
which is above every name and the power to defeat Satan trinity who
is going to employ men to be the sensual persons who cause divisions
Hence, we do not need to be the sensual persons who cause divisions.
If we become the sensual persons who cause divisions, it is because
of our foolishness and fault since Satan had been defeated in fact.
God's side --> He had died on the cross to defeat Satan trinity
and He became the High Priest to be able to stretch His hands to help
the boats of our lives sink, yet Jesus had died and resurrected to be
the High Priest who stretches His hands to us --> Hebrews
2: 14, 16-18
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood,
Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might
destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid
the seed of Abraham.
17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His
brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in
to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to
aid those who are tempted.
Philippians 2, the verse 14 is about Satan trinity.
had to die:
- to defeat Satan trinity so that we are not ruled by them and
become the sensual persons who cause divisions;
- but He was resurrected and become the High Priest to be able to
stretch His merciful and faithful hands to help us from any kind of
is the way from God's side who does not want us become the sensual
persons who cause divisions.
we have to do something to give response to what God had done -->
Mark 4: 39
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace,
be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
we want God to help us, we may not become the sensual persons who
cause divisions, but we have to be calm
there are several things which we have to notice; they are:
- to be calm = returning/ examine ourselves? Isaiah 30:15 For
thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest
you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your
strength." But you would not,
To be calm does not mean that we are hopeless, yet it implies
that we examine ourselves/ in rest. If we find our faults, we will
return/stop sinning and go back to God/obey God. Nevertheless, if we
sin, we obey Satan because it is Satan who asks us to sin.
In the story above, the disciples were amazed --> 'Who
can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!' When
Jonah was swallowed by a whale, it was obedient. How can a servant of
God be disobedient and lesser than a whale? The whale and wind are able
to obey God because they profess that they are God's creature. In
short, disobedient person is a person who does not admit that he is
God's creature, but Satan's creature. God also investigates my life.
- to be quiet = self-control = trust and believe in God --> the
acts from our side are to be quit and believe in God because God
- Jesus had died on the cross to defeat Satan trinity so that
Satan is not able to influence us;
- He was resurrected and become the High Priest to stretch His
hands and help us.
Our acts are:
- we are calm = return to God/ obey God;
- we are quiet = we control ourselves by trusting and believing
- we can also stretch our hand to God by praying to God.
The disciples cried together --> 'God, help us!' Now, let us stretch
our hands to God with calm and quiet hands/ returning hands/ hands
which trust and believe in God and God will stretch His merciful and
faithful hands to help us from any temptation.
Our mouth also cries --> Philippians 2:11 and that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. Tongue should confess = mouth
cries --> 'Jesus help me!' As a result, there is a miracle and God
helps us so that our problems become still and we are led to go to the
harbor of peace.
When Jesus returns, we will not sink --> Psalms 107: 28-30
28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He
brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to
their desired haven.
The merciful and faithful hands of God resolve our problems and
lead us to the beautiful future and the harbor of peace/ paradise/ the
kingdom of a thousand years and New Jerusalem.
- do not be the sensual persons who cause divisions, but we get
into the true body of Christ whatever the barriers;
- we have to stay in calmness and quietness;
- our mouth only cries --> 'Jesus helps us!' = we worship God;
- God stretches His hands to help us in time of need;
- we are led by God so that we do not fall nor sink, yet we are led
to the joyful future and the promised harbor forever.