Sunday Service, January 7, 2018 : Pastor Jacob Sumbayak

Stay in God’s house and do God’s will without being rebellious, so that we will see beauty of God’s house.

We sometimes feel that our lives is an ordinary lives, but it is not like that.

God’s wants to use us, everywhere we are we will build the tabernacle of David.

Matthew 25:1-13

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

This is about wise and foolish virgins.
We learn about it in order that we are ready to be wise virgins. As long as God gives us time, so we can prepare ourselves. God has made us to be wise virgins. 10 virgins were brides, they were prepared by God as well.
This is the end of the day, there is one thing that we go through, which is the coming of the Christ.

We are not ordinary people who do not know about Jesus’ coming. While waiting, there will appear boredom, distrust, and impatience. The wise men from the East waited for the infant Jesus, they were very conscientious stared at the stars.
Wise virgins will face difficulties and troubles in this world, not only experience goodness.
Verse 12 says God does not know the virgins. Let us learn how can God does not know us? When God tells us that He is not acquainted us, there is something wrong with us.
When the faith of foolish virgins have gone, heavenly Father must be sad.

Chosen by God before the earth was created, that is us as wise virgins. When biological father has well preparation for his children, so does with our Father in heaven. We are guided by God, there is a book that is written by Him.
If He does not know us, there must be something which hurts God.
God has planned us in that book, do not get out from it.
Often we do not like how God makes plan for us and shapes our characteristics. Finally, we choose our way of life and gets messy.

Pastor Jacob Sumbayak

Walking to heaven, but we resist God. Let us be scrupulous concerning our way of lives, do not oppose God. Do God’s will and follow His way.
The oil means preparation and equipment of us. We sometimes think we are still servant of God and can go to heaven. We must prepare completely our lives. We think our oil is sufficient for us, so we are not well-prepared. God’s plan is such long-term plan for us, not only on earth, but also to the eternity.

Pastor Daniel Sumbayak

Trying to teach God, when obstacles comes, we are not ready. This life is very clear, there are choices. The time will end someday, and we think that we still have long time. If we miss the time of God there is no chance anymore. This is we must realize. Our time will decrease. When the door is closed, there is no time anymore. Live and stay awake. We can not buy the things which already passed. As long as we still have the chance, so prepare ourselves. Once the time is up, there is no chance. This is the time for us to prepare ourselves. We equip ourselves correctly. Realize that we have to prepare ourselves, do not feel and think our oil is full. Choose to be wise virgins, God does not want us to be foolish virgins. Let us take a look at the front. Every time He comes, we are very ready. Do not live only for today, but live for the eternity.
Do not plan only just for family and business that is just short-term plan in this world.

It is a reminder for us, we live in a graceful life, if we are sinful we ask forgiveness.
Every second in our lives is precious, let us strive earnestly.
We want to live in eternal life, so straighten our lives to God. Everyone is waiting for God with his/her own way. We are waiting for God According to His way