PREPARE YOURSELF TO WELCOME THE THIRD PENTECOST! (Part 2)

10 Aug

PREPARE YOURSELF TO WELCOME THE THIRD PENTECOST! (Part 2)

by Ps Niko Njotorahardjo

D. News about the Second Coming of Jesus

God tells me that He is coming is very, very, very, very soon! If you have a heart that is similar to mine, like it or not, you will remain on guard these days. Be more earnest with God. If you are sincere, you will be the happiest person. The world will be turned upside down. More people are stressed because Satan who has come to steal, kill and destroy. Satan is the father of all lies. Many have been tricked in many ways. Let us not be tricked in that way. We may be the targets of Satan, but now we change and make Satan our target. However, to do so, we need to be earnest with God because by doing so, you will see that Satan will in fact become our target. I pray to let us all walk out as winners. Amen!

III. TWO THINGS TO BE DONE TO WELCOME THE THIRD PENTECOST

1. Pray, Praise and Worship Together Day and Night

It was said they all persevered with one accord in prayer together (Acts 1:14a). Prayer can be done on our own but we are also asked to come together in one place, which is the prayer tower. There are more and more people who understand this. Now, there are more people who are from other churches come to the prayer tower at SICC on 12th floor. It is unfortunate if you have never been there before because people from other churches have come, and they felt something extraordinary. A lot of healing has taken place. SICC has become what God has said: “A House of Prayer for All Nations, a Place of Transformation for Indonesia and All Nations, A Healing and Miracle Centre.” Most people who came have said, “We will come again. We will come again to that place to bring fire home!” On the other hand, when I go to other places, I will bring fire to nations.

2. Judas was replaced by Matthias

Acts 1:26 reported that Matthias replaced Judas. Judas was referred to as someone who loved money. Pay close attention. Those who are earnest with God yet continue to love money, will be disciplined by God so that we will not love money anymore. Because of the importance of money or Mammon, there are 2,350 verses in the Bible on money. Parables of Jesus about money are more than parables about heaven and hell. For every 10 verses in the New Testament, one verse will mention Mammon or money. Why? There are several reasons: Money is the main enemy of God. If money is not the main enemy of God, God will not say, “No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and mammon! You have to choose..” (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13). At times, we do not know if we are devoted to God or to Mammon. If God does not point it out, we will not understand, what more the rich people. I have always prayed, “God, bless Your Children…”, because God has promised that, “Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I come so that they (you and I) have life and life abundantly.” God’s promise for us is for abundance in all things while we are still in this world.

Thus, the guarantee is eternal life forever. While we are still in this world, God has also promised an abundant life in all things: love, joy, peace, happiness within family, good health and abundance in material things. That is why I have always prayed, “God, let your children be rich in material things but also go into heaven!” This is important! Do not let yourself fail in going to heaven! What are the ways so that we are rich in this world and go to heaven later on? As Jesus said about a rich young man: “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24-26). This issue created a stir among His disciples. They said, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus said calmly, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” At times, we do not realize that we are serving God and also Mammon, especially if we are rich. People who are like this will not be able to enter heaven. We need to choose. How do we do that? 1 Timothy 6:17-19 said, “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

Thus, the criteria to be rich in this world and go to heaven are:

  • Do not be arrogant

Are rich people mostly arrogant? Yes, that includes me! How do we not become arrogant? By being processed! For man it is impossible, but with God, nothing is impossible. Hence, the way is to be processed!

  • Do not depend on your riches, but depend on God

Is it easy for us if we have a lot of money and solely depend on God and not depend on our own riches? Not easy! It is not easy for rich people to depend solely on God and not riches. However, it is possible for man to depend only on God and that is through being processed! Without being processed, it will not be possible.

  • Do good deeds

The Word of God said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you. Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Is it easy for a man who owns millions of dollars to love others who have done wrong to him? Will it not be easier for him to ask someone he has hired to avenge the mistake that person has done? Thus, what are the ways so that we can do good deeds? The way is through being processed!

  • Be rich In virtue

In the dictionary, the word ‘virtue’ is defined as ‘benevolent service’, which is to give to the poor and needy. This may be a little easier but comes with certain understanding. Many people donate to the poor, at times are being filmed on TV with the instruction to broadcast their deeds later on. There are many such cases but to give sincerely from the heart is not easy. In order to be like that, being processed is necessary!

  • Likes to Give and Share

Sometimes, there are rich people who own millions of dollars but hold tightly to one cent. It is not easy to be generous. The more money people have, the more difficult it is to give. They begin to be calculative on their tithe. Jesus once mentioned a poor widow He saw who gave two copper coins without thinking, simply because she had no money. She hung her head low as she placed her offering to the offering box, making the sound “…krincing..” Meanwhile, the rich man gave a huge offering and placed it in the offering box until a loud sound was heard, “bummm..!” Nonetheless, Jesus said that the widow has given much more than what the rich man had given because she gave all she had.

Let’s say you have an income of one million, it means the tithe amount is 100 thousand. Will it be easy for you to tithe? Sometimes, there are people who give a large offering, but does that represent their tithe? No one knows. They appear to be generous by donating here and there but those are merely their loose change, and they have yet to pay their tithes. In particular, just like what has been conveyed in recent times about the first fruits offering. When it was told that they were to give 10% or more than 10%, the reply of ‘Amen’ was still heard loudly! However, when God said, “Honour the Lord with your possessions and with the first fruits of all your increase”, God said to me that we were to give everything we had. It caused a “stir”. Many was saying, “What will I live on?”

In reality, it is up to you whether you want to give or not give. The matter is between you and God. I am just conveying what God has told me. I myself have given all that I have. Is it easy? It is not easy for me. I need to be processed! Do you think I am so spiritual that I can just give out easily and readily? No, but through a process. However, I simply obeyed when I was being processed. The problem occurs when we are processed and we do not want to obey. It is unfortunate that there are preachers who try to soften the meaning of the first fruits offering. There is a saying that the first fruits offering is the first crop. It means it is just a pinch! If it is just a pinch then the blessing received will only be a pinch too! However, for those who give it all, your barns will be overflowing and your vessels will be overflowing with wine. How can you want to receive big but give out only a pinch? Indeed, this is not easy and that is why a process is needed! “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Testimony

While I was processed 5 to 6 months ago, I was weakened by God in order to be lifted to a higher place. Now that it has been completed, I am lifted to higher level together with God with new wings, new beak and new claws. For example, I notice that when I am preparing a sermon on fifteen steps about a certain matter, I need to only communicate one step at time and God will stop me. I do not need to preach on all the steps, and you will not know that there are actually fifteen steps. If one step is enough and we are all blessed, it is enough. It can probably be continued again next time. If it has to be like the previous case where all steps need to be preached on, it is better to be a lecturer and write books. Now I know that the most important thing is to have our needs answered so that you can go back feeling renewed and be changed.

For example, if I go through all the fifteen steps, it does not necessarily change you and make you follow all the steps which I have preached on. Now I understand that better. The most important thing is your needs are met so that you can change! If you are aware but do not change, I am sad and God is sad too. Later on, when I am asked by God, “What did you preach on? I asked you to stop but you continued on! The proof is everyone becomes bored and sleepy!” What initially can be remembered for a month, now when they step out of the worship place and are asked, “What was the sermon about?” Eventually, the answer will be, “I am not sure..I am confused and sleepy. I woke up only because of the worship songs earlier on. Now I want to ask you, are you all blessed? Amen!

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