are still discussing Jude which points to the covering of badger
skins in Tabernacle. The definitions of covering are the protection
and blessings from God for His true churches and the separation of
the true churches from the false ones. We often hear that the true
and false churches are similar to wheat and coarse grasses which grow
together (and even the false churches seem more advance than the true
ones), yet they will be separated. The false churches/ coarse grasses
will be burnt and the true ones will enter the barn/ the everlasting
kingdom of heaven. We have learnt about the false churches (Jude 1:
8- 19). Now, we are going to discuss the true churches. Let us read
Jude 1: 20, 21 -->
signs of the true churches
20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Spirit,
21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
signs of the true churches are:
- vs. 20 --> build ourselves on the most holy faith. The most
holy = perfect. So, the first sign of the true churches is building
them on the most holy/ perfect faith.
- vs. 20 --> pray in Holy Spirit
- vs. 21 --> keep ourselves in the love of God/ live in the love
are going to discuss the first part that is building
us on the most holy/ perfect faith
We learn it based on the teaching of tabernacle since the tabernacle
is the kingdom of heaven which was seen by Moses on the mountain and
built by him in this world. In short, tabernacle is the miniature of
kingdom of heaven, thus we learn faith according to Tabernacle.
of faith are:
It is the first step of our faith before we reach the most holy/
perfect faith. In the Tabernacle, the right faith refers to two kinds
of tools; they are:
- gate (http://www.gptkk.org/tabernacle_the+gate.html),. The definition of the gate
is believing in and receiving Jesus --> Romans 10: 17 So
then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God. So, the right faith = believing in Jesus through hearing the
word of God which is in the ointment of Holy Spirit. Therefore, pray
for me so that I preach the word of God based on the ointment of Holy
Spirit, not science or etc. So do you. You have to hear the word of God
in the ointment of Holy Spirit so you have the right faith that
believes in Jesus.
How can we hear the word of God and then believing in Jesus? The
processes are as following:
- We hear the word of God wholeheartedly in the ointment of
Holy Spirit until we are able to understand it. Understanding the word
of God means that the word of God is written in our mind/ forehead.
I hope we can understand it.
- There are some people who understand the word of God, but
they get angry and say that the word of God is an impossible thing to
do. We may not act like that. After understanding the word of God, we
have to believe in the word of God and it is written in our heart
so that it becomes faith/ believing in Jesus.
This is the gate that is believing in and receiving Jesus = the right
faith. The right faith is not from seeing because there are a lot of
people teach that we have to see first then we can have the faith like
Thomas. It is not true because it is unhealthy faith.
Hebrews 8: 10- 12
10 "For this is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My
laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their
God, and they shall be My people.
11 "None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother,
saying, 'Know the LORD,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them
to the greatest of them.
12 "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and
their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
If we hear the word of God until we understand it (it
determines our destiny) and then we believe in it and it becomes faith
in our heart because it is written on the forehead and heart, so in vs.
12 --> "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their
sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
After understanding the word of God and believing in it, our
mouth has to confess our sins so that we get forgiveness/our sins are
erased = we are saved by God/ true.
Romans 10: 10
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and
with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
This is the gate/ the right faith. So HEBREWS 8: 12 = Romans
10:10 > our sins are erased.
- the altar of burnt offering (http://www.gptkk.org/tabernacle_the+altar+of+burnt+offerings.html).
In the past time the Israelites brought sheep and calf to be
slaughtered and burnt for the offering of forgiving sins. Now, they
points to the Lamb of God = Jesus. So, the altar of burnt incense is the
cross. What does it mean? Belief/ faith and repenting. In
the previous discussions, the gate is belief and confessing/ receiving
Jesus. Repenting = stop sinning and back to God.
We often confess our sins and confessing/ believing in Jesus/ the gate,
but after confessing our sins we sin again. It means that we step away
from the gate = we are not safe. However, let us continue --> after
believing in and confessing/ receiving Jesus, we have to continue the
step by believing and repenting/ stop sinning and go back to God. It
means that we live in truth.
HOLY/ STRONG FAITH
In short, the practice of the right faith --> believe and confess/
receive Jesus --> we are corrected, then believe/ faith and repent
--> we live in righteousness. This is the right faith. If we say
that we believe in Jesus but we do not live in righteousness, our faith
will be false faith and it is vain.
Let us be serious now if we want to build ourselves on the perfect
faith. Thus we have to start with the right faith/ the gate --> we
strengthen it by believing and confessing our sins so that we are
saved. Then the altar of burnt incense --> we strengthen our
repentance and live in righteousness. In conclusion, the right faith is
we are corrected and live in righteousness. I hope we do not
underestimate our belief and say that we believe in Jesus but our deeds
are not right.
Tabernacle, the holy/ strong faith refers to the
There are twelve loaves of bread which are divided into two rows on
the table --> each of them consists of six loaves of bread -->
66 and it refers to the content of Holy Bible --> The old
testament consists of 39 books and the new one consists of 27 books.
In short, loaves
of bread here have two definitions as follows:
- The true teaching word --> 66 books in Holy Bible. The true
teaching word is pure from Holy Bible, not from other books
- The body of Christ/ Holy Communion --> bread = the body of
Christ which was broken/ the true teaching word.
we can receive the true teaching word and Holy Communion in Bible
Study devotion, the true teaching word becomes our flesh and blood so
that our faith becomes strong
. The Holy Communion is not a
habitual communion --> we do not understand the word of God, but
we eat the Holy Communion. It makes the Holy Communion becomes a
habitual and event an accident communion.
In the previous
section we know that the right faith means that we enter the gate and
now the table of showbread, our faith becomes strong/strong faith.
What is the function of strong faith? To face the work of lion/
Satan. 1 Peter 5: 8, 9
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like
a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
9 Resist him,
steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are
experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
it is important to be patient in Bible Study devotion because we can
understand, believe and do the word of God = the word of God becomes
blood and flesh so that we have strong faith.
tries to fall the faith of children or servants of God through two
ways as the following:
- Roaring lion. Before the lion strikes its enemy, it roars. The
roaring of a lion = temptations in every field which include our body,
soul and spirit as Jesus Christ who was tempted three times. What is
the purpose of those temptations? To make the children of God doubt
and fall from their faith. When do we doubt? When we think that
the temptations are greater than the word of God and this is the
time when we fall from our faith and destroyed.
Therefore my brethrens, whatever the temptations, do not think that
they are greater than the word and promise of God because we will
doubt, fall from our faith and involved in the destruction. Hence, we
have to keep on trusting that the power of the word of God is greater
than any temptations and the importance of the Bible Study devotion
since we are filled with the word of God. This is the roaring of lion
which has to be faced with the true teaching word.
Amos 3: 7, 8
7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His
secret to His servants the prophets.
8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who
can but prophesy?
The word of God which is preached by the prophet = prophecy
word of God/ the true teaching word which preaches what will happen in
the future. In short, to face the roaring of lion/ Satan, let us hear
the roaring of lion/ Jesus Christ/ the true teaching word/ prophecy
word of God which makes our faith strong / we are not defeated by the
roaring of lion. I hope we can understand it.
The prey of lion is tremble when hears the roaring of lion and we also
undergo it. For instance, as a student --> we are going to go to the
church but there is a roaring of test, as a seller --> we are going
to go to the church and our shop will lose the customers. Thus, we have
to fight these things with the roaring of the lion of Judah/ the true
teaching word which we receive in the Bible Study devotion so that we
can be comparable with the roaring of lion/ Satan.
- Bite and swallow. What is bitten and swallowed by lion?
Amos 3: 12
12 Thus says the LORD: "As a shepherd takes from the mouth
of a lion Two legs or a piece of an ear, So shall the children of
Israel be taken out Who dwell in Samaria--In the corner of a bed and on
the edge of a couch!
So, the lion bites and swallow legs and a piece of an ear.
Therefore, we have to be watchful and protect our legs and a piece of
an ear. The roaring of lion is still not able to hinder the children/
servants of God to serve Him, thus the lion bites legs and a piece of
If we do not have legs, we will not able to stand. Therefore, if the
legs are bitten = children/ servants of God do not have strong
stands on the true teaching word so that they are doubtful/ lame/
striken to and fro by the other false doctrine. Hence, if one
considers all doctrines are the same, his legs have been bitten by a
lion unconsciously since he does not have strong
stand. For instance if you want to continue your study in a college
--> you want to take a diploma of doctor and on other hand you
choose a diploma of law, you will not become a diploma --> this is
about earthly thing, let alone about the true teaching word. If you
continuously do not have strong
stands but doubt, your ears will be bitten and it means that you
do not want to hear the healthy and true teaching word anymore
and you will tend to choose other doctrine and you will be lost.
Thus, we have to be careful.
Ear --> 2
Timothy 4:3, 4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound
according to their own desires, because
they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4 and they will turn their
ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
satisfy ears --> you like jokes and fables which are stories not
based on the verses in Holy Bible which will lead us to false
ears have been bitten by lion, you will not willing to hear the true/
healthy doctrine but you start to love hearing fables/ Satan's
doctrine and your heart will be sealed and when your heart is sealed,
you will fall from your faith/ fall from the true teaching word -->
Timothy 4: 1, 2
1 I charge you
therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the
living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
the word! Be ready in season and
out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and
we have heard the true teaching word, yet then we cannot hear it
anymore and hearing Satan's doctrine and fables, our heart will be
sealed with number 6.6.6 and we will fall from faith and destroyed
--> this is the aim of Satan. Therefore, nowadays we need Bible
Study devotion so that we understand, believe and do the word of God
and Holy Communion --> it is the word of God which becomes blood
and flesh and strong faith to face the lion which has two ways to
fall our faith. I hope we can understand it.
is the characteristic of strong faith?
We have strong attitude --> Holy Spirit strongly.
One who is in
the ointment of Holy Spirit/ has strong faith will have strong stand,
he will not go here and there, does not doubt but has strong stand on
the true teaching word. Strong stand for what? To hear and do one
true teaching word. Do not hear and hold anything, but the true
teaching word. If we hear and do one true teaching word, our
heart and mind will be sanctified
because this true teaching word is sharper than any two-edged
In short, the determinant is in the Bible Study
devotion/ the showbread table. With what will we want to fill in our
heart? --> Whether we want to be sealed by false doctrine/6.6.6 or
sanctified by the true teaching word, which is sharper than two-edged
sword and will sanctify our heart and thoughts from hidden sins.
Those are lusts of evil and filthiness. Thus, we have to be
wholehearted in Bible Study devotion.
Now, let us pray in
order I, as the shepherd here, am able to preach the true teaching
word/ word of God which is sharper than two-edged sword since we are
sanctified from the hidden lusts of evil and filthiness in our heart
through Bible Study devotion. Other people (our parents/wife/husband/
siblings) do not know what is in our heart and thoughts which mostly
contain of evil and filthy things. Thus, we need Bible Study devotion
because our parents or children cannot touch our heart. Richness is
also not able to touch our heart. It is only the word of God which is
sharper than two-edged sword which is able to sanctify our heart and
7 -->these are what in our heart and thoughts. Even though we
often read it, we are going to reread it --> Mark
7: 20- 23
20 And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil
thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy,
23 "All these evil things come from
within and defile a man."
and thoughts refer to evil and filthy thoughts. Through Bible Study
devotion, if we are willing to hear and do the true teaching word and
Holy Communion, we will be sanctified from hidden evil and filthy
lusts by the word of God which is sharper than two-edged sword. Other
people (our husband, wife or parents) do not know. Parents only know
that their children are good because they always stay at home, but
actually their thoughts are full of filthiness. They have not done it
yet, but they think of it in their heart and thoughts. You also do
not know what in my heart are and vice versa.
But let us get
into the Bible Study devotion! From the Bible Study devotion,
whatever our conditions (maybe our heart has been fulfilled by twelve
hidden sins of evil and filthiness), if we are willing to receive the
true teaching word now, the power of word of God, which is sharper
than two-edged sword, sanctifies us from the twelve sins of hidden
evil and filthiness so that the table of our heart and thoughts are
filled with twelve loaves of bread.
Coming to Bible Study
devotion does not mean that we only eat and drink the Holy Communion,
but in fact we do not understand the word of God --> it is risky.
When delivering of the word of God you make jokes then you use Holy
Communion, it will be risky for you. Therefore, we have to be serious
because it is the determinant whether we are filled with stamp of
twelve lusts of evil and filthiness which have the same mark as
antichrist that is 6.6.6 or we are filled with twelve loaves of
bread/ the true teaching word.
we are willing to be filled with twelve loaves of bread/ the true
teaching word which is the defense so we do not do the same sins
anymore and we are able to live in holiness, this is the
we live in holiness and have the holy faith.
- strong faith to face the lion and
- Holy faith to face Babylon woman which longs for people who are
employed by God.
We have to be seriously watchful, particularly in the time of
friendship and engagement including if you have been married for years,
you have to be careful since the Babylon woman/ evil and filthiness
threaten us wherever we are.
Do not fill our heart and thoughts only with knowledge, position,
diploma, etc since these things are not able to fight Babylon. Thus,
our heart and thoughts have to be filled with twelve loaves of bread/
Bible Study devotion then we will be strong in confronting Babylon.
Revelation 17: 5, 6
5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the
blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with
The Mother of Harlots --> the term in the Holy Bible
With the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus
mean the servants of God who are run after by the Babylon with the
Spirit of evil and filthiness.
Revelation 18: 2
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!
Hence, the true churches of God have to build themselves on the
most holy faith. It is started from:
- the right faith --> hearing the word of God until we believe,
confess our sins and repent and then
- the strong faith/ Bible Study devotion --> strong to face the
threatening of lion
- Then through the Bible Study devotion, there is the holy faith
--> we are sanctified so that our heart is filled with twelve loaves
of bread and we are ready to confront Babylon woman who runs after the
children/ servants of God with the spirit of evil and filthiness which
walk everywhere nowadays.
these spirits exist in the places which are considered worth to get
honor, such as school. I have heard in the past time that teachers
are the most honorable profession besides servants of God. However,
now school which is the place of smart people is destroyed because it
becomes the place of sex hunting, how about other places. This is
horrible and it is only twelve loaves of bread which are able to
restrain the speed of Babylon.
Thus, for parents who have
young/ teenager children, you have to suggest them to get into
devotion besides the suggestion to go to school or work since it is
very essential. Do not be satisfied if your children come to public
service devotion, but they also need Bible Study devotion/ twelve
loaves of bread since hands of parents are not able to protect their
children --> their children pretend to be good children at home,
yet they do bad things at school, e.g. smoking. Do not blame your
children if they are not fulfilled with twelve loaves of bread. This
is strong and holy faith.
C) THE MOST HOLY/PERFECT FAITH
us hear the word of God wholeheartedly until we:
- are able to confess our sins to God, repent and it is a right
- are strengthen and sanctified from hidden things in the Bible
- have the most holy/ perfect faith
Tabernacle, the most holy faith points to golden pot that
has the manna / permanent faith/ the most holy/ perfect faith.
So, it is not the easy to talk about faith by saying --> to
believe in Jesus is enough. However, it is not the essential thing
because if we just say that we believe in Jesus, but we do not live
in righteousness and holiness, we will be outside the gate or outside
the heavenly kingdom. We have to live in righteousness and holiness
until we are perfect.
4 which had the golden censer and the ark of the covenant overlaid
all sides with gold, in which were
the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the
tablets of the covenant;
Tabernacle, there is a tool which is placed in the deepest place that
is the ark of covenant
which has mercy seat made of pure gold while the ark is made of wood
which is overlaid with gold. There are three things in the ark of
- Aaron's rod
- The tablets of the covenant which is received by Moses
- golden pot that has the manna
remember of manna when Israelites were in the dessert, God nourished
them with manna. Golden pot that has the manna
= permanent/ perfect faith.
actually is pot made of soil/ vessel from soil since we were created
from dust. Hence, whoever the man, whether he is a children/ servant
of God or smart/ stupid/ small/ old person, he is only pot made of
soil. Thus, if we want to be golden pot that
has the manna, the pot of soil has to be filled with manna and
now we are insisted on becoming golden pot that
has the manna that is having the perfect faith.
is the definition of manna? Psalms 78: 23- 25
23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of
24 Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread
25 Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full.
= the bread of heaven = angels' food.
the previous part, it is explained that bread points to the word of
God, while angel is a description of shepherd like it is written in
Revelation --> "write it to angel of congregation of Ephesians,
of Thyatira, etc because there are seven congregations. It does not
mean angels in heaven but the shepherd".
short, manna = angels' food --> bread = the word of God, angel =
can we open the heaven?
- So, manna is the shepherding word of God = the true teaching
word which is given to a shepherd by God to be delivered in the
congregation and become food for the congregation. This is our life/
pot made from soil which has to be filled with manna/ the shepherding
word, we have to be filled with manna = we have to be shepherded to
reach the perfect faith. I hope we can understand it.
Being shepherded = being able to eat the shepherding word of God like
Israelites were able to eat manna since if they did not eat manna, they
would die. One of the requirements of being shepherded is we are able
to eat the shepherding word of God. If you do not understand the word
of God continuously and you insist on the shepherding, you will be
dried and dead.
- Then "Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the
doors of heaven". So, manna does not come from the earth, but from
God who opened the heaven = the shepherding word which is got from God
who opens the heaven/ directly from heaven so that it cannot be learned
in any school, but the feet of God.
- by being patient and praying a lot/ worshipping God under His feet
- by giving the tithes. Israelites got one omer of manna everyday
and it was the tithes of ephah. So, it was related to the tithes. It is
the key of receiving the true teaching word/ shepherding word.
says that we have to bring the tithes and try God, whether He does
not open the heaven for us and there is food in the temple of God. It
is a shepherd. If a shepherd does not give the tithes, the heaven
will be closed. Thus, the shepherds have to be aware of it.
GPT (Tabernacle Pentecost Churches), the tithes have to be given to
the central office. It is for the opening of heaven. A shepherd has
to be trusted to receive the tithes, which is God's own, since if a
shepherd does not have trust to receive the tithes, the doors of
heaven will be shut although the shepherd is great with his
transparent management. The trust God gives to a shepherd to receive
the tithes is related to the true teaching word/ the shepherding
word. So does the congregation. If you do not give tithes, you will
not be able to receive/ eat the word of God so that heaven will be
closed for you. I hope we can understand it.
and Israelites were in the dessert which is a difficult (not level
ground) place, but God nourished them with manna.
16: 32- 36
32 Then Moses said, "This is
the thing which the LORD has commanded: 'Fill an omer with it, to
be kept for your generations, that they may see the bread with which
I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of
33 And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot and put an omer of manna
in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
Testimony, to be kept.
35 And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came
an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of
the land of Canaan.
36 Now an omer is
one-tenth of an ephah.
is the story about manna inside the golden pot. In short, manna
placed in the soil pot related to the tithes. Moses was commanded to
put earthly manna inside the golden pot. Now, it means --> manna =
the shepherding word. So, the soil pot has to be filled with the
shepherding word/ true teaching word which is given to a shepherd (by
God) to be delivered in the congregation. I hope we can understand
2 Corinthians 4, there is the term 'in earthen
vessels which has to be filled'. I remind you once again -->
you may fill it with science, etc from this world, but you also have
to fill it with the most important thing that is manna. It means you
have to have a special time to get into Bible Study devotion.
Corinthians 4: 7-9
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence
the power may be of God and not of us.
8 We are
hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we
are perplexed, but not in
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed--
= the shepherding word/ true teaching word/ the gospel of glory =
vessel has to be filled with treasure
which is the shepherding word which is more valuable than any
treasure in this world.
does earthen vessel have
to be filled with manna?
In order to get extra strength from God
so that we are able to face the sprinkling of blood/ sufferings
without sins/ cross/ temptation which we have to undergo. We have to
undergo them because Jesus Christ underwent the cross.
the earthen vessel is filled with
treasure / richness/ intelligence, it
will be weak, e.g Japanese. A ministry or any Japanese will do
hara-kiri (suicide) if they cannot confront their problems. On the
other hand, if we are filled with treasure
true teaching word/ shepherding word/ manna from heaven, we will have
the extra strength from God for us to confront temptation/ sufferings
without sins = cross. If we undergo the sprinkling f blood, we will
be near to the most holy place.
the teaching of Tabernacle, the sprinkling of blood is in the most
holy place and it is meant we are close to the perfection. Thus, do
not be shocked if you are faithful and holy, but you are slandered or
you are fired even though you are not false --> it indicates that
you face the sprinkling of blood which is the last thing which we
have to undergo
why does earthen vessel have
to be filled with manna?
- Because we can get extra strength from God
- Because we can confront the sprinkling of blood/ suffering
without sins/ temptation which we have to face
is a big question: Why does God let us confront the cross/ the
sprinkling of blood? God, it is better if I do not undergo the
sprinkling of blood or am not filled with manna or do not go to Bible
Study devotion and just sleep at home --> it is like you say to
your teacher not to give test and your teacher will say --> okay!
Yet you will be a student forever. Your spirituality will not
increase if you do not undergo the tribulation so that you cannot be
perfect. Jesus would not have reached the perfection if He had not
undergone the cross. I hope we can understand it.
should we confront the cross?
Corinthians 4:10, 11
10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake,
that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
- 1 Peter 1: 6, 7
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little
while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,
7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more
precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be
found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
Because God wants our faith increase until it is like pure
gold/ the most holy or perfect faith --> becoming golden pot starts
- the right faith
- strong and holy faith
- faith like pure gold (perfect faith = golden pot) through the
sprinkling of blood. The signs of perfect faith are we are not
disappointed or hopeless and we always hope in God.
Thus, if you are a student, do not murmur if you get bad mark because
of serving God and you say that you do not want to serve God anymore.
It is a wrong thing. We have to fight continuously in confronting the
temptation and we will get the pure gold (it is what God waits for). On
the other hand, you may not say that God will help you even though you
do not study. It is a silly thing. If we have to face temptation/ we
are blameless, but we have to endure sufferings, our faith will
increase to get gold/ perfect faith.
- In 2 Corinthians 4 --> we are tempted so that Jesus is
real in our life/ earthen vessel becomes golden pot that has
the manna. Golden pot means:
- perfect life like Jesus
are tempted so that Jesus is real in our earthly life = we are
renewed from earthly men/ earthen vessel to spiritual ones/ golden
pot like Jesus. Our flesh and blood do not inherit the kingdom of
heaven (1Cor15). Hence, we are tempted in order to get perfect faith
and we are renewed from earthly men to spiritual ones like Jesus.
is the beginning of renewing of life?
8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually
immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in
the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second
characteristics have to be renewed since they bring men into the hell
--> earthly men/ earthen vessel has to be broken.
--> afraid to sacrifice (such as time for God)
--> it is the first thing which has to be renewed because it is
the closing of sins. As long as we lie, we are still earthen vessel
although we have served God for years and consequently we cannot get
into the heaven. Therefore, do not lie anymore and the other sins
will be renewed little by little until we become golden pot/ the same
- The right faith --> we live in righteousness/ repent
- The holy faith --> we are strong and holy
- The perfect faith --> we may not be hopeless because there is
pure gold and we are not disappointed or hopeless.
last sentence is --> if God lets us undergo temptations or
sufferings without sins, it means our faith is being trained to reach
the pure faith.
are the practices of pure faith?
21 The twelve gates were
twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street
of the city was
pure gold, like transparent glass.
- until we have pure faith/ pure gold
- we are walking n the pure gold for the way of New Jerusalem is
made of pure gold. It is Jesus who teaches us to walk on the pure gold
by giving temptations.
is hard to walk n the pure gold. Hence we have to be trained from now
we are tempted and we keep in courage and we are renewed, it means we
are trained to walk on the pure gold/ New Jerusalem.
do not be afraid because it is the Great Shepherd who trains us if we
are shepherded. We will not fall even though we walk as a little
child. We are like a little child, but if we are shepherded, the
hands of the Great Shepherd will lead us and we may not be afraid.
17 "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd
them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes."
should not be afraid in confronting temptations because:
- the hands of the Great Shepherd is leading us so that we will not
fall nor be lost until we get into the New Jerusalem
- His hands are wiping our tears (problems and sufferings).
will also support us to get through the temptations. Hence, we have
to keep on enduring all of our problems in our marriage, economics,
etc. God is going to wipe and solve our problems until we do not have
any tears since we are already in the New Jerusalem.
do not be hopeless, all of us are leading by God as David and Job and
if we give up, the hands of the Great Shepherd will lead us and wipe
our tears. Do not hope on other people because they cannot help you.
It is only the Great Shepherd who is able to lead you.