TERANG TUHAN
Terang Tuhan Bersinar Bagimu

Jan
25

Who are ear, let him hear …
Many times Jesus said it. Eight times in the Gospels and eight times in the Book of Revelation, we are reminded that not enough just to have ears, we should use it.
In one parable, Jesus compares the ear to the ground. He told about a farmer who sowed the seeds (a symbol of the Word) in four types of soil (the symbol of our ears.) Exist between our ears like a hard road, unable to receive the seed. Others again have the ear like the rocky ground, we hear the Word but do not let it take root.
Anyone else have a similar ear with a piece of land full of grass, plants are too wild, too prickly, too much competition for the seeds to grow properly. Others again have ears to hear, which is done with good soil, choose a good course to be planted and ready to listen to the voice of God.
In the fourth case is the same seed, the sower is the same or different is not a message that carries the message, the difference is the audience.
If the comparison in this story means that once, then three quarters of the world does not listen to the voice of God.
Why? because there are a lot of heart is hard, life is shallow or a restless mind, 75% of us do not hear and the message is simply passed through from us, not we do not have ears, it’s just that we do not want to use it.
Scripture so that we always give priority to listen to the voice of God.

Truly great commandment from God through Moses begins with the words, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
“Happy is the man who listens to me” is the promise in Proverbs 8:14.
Jesus urges us to learn to listen like sheep. “My sheep know his voice … they follow the shepherd because it sounds familiar, they do not follow people they do not sound familiar.
Each of the seven churches addressed in revelation the same way: “Anyone can hear should pay attention to what was said by the Spirit of God to the churches.”
Pilate is selective hearing. He was allowed to dominate the people’s voice and the voice of conscience was a carpenter. “But they kept shouting …. And finally they managed to shout” (Luke 23:23).
Pilate finally leads her ear to the crowd and away from the Christ and ignore the message of the Messiah. “Faith comes by hearing” (Romans 10:17), and once Pilate did not listen, so he never got faith. “Who are ear, let him hear.”
How well we’ve been listening to the voice of God? or do we have to listen to but never stored in our hearts? So many messages of God in His Word, which came to us through the pastors, servants of God, evangelist, or our fellow-minister that we would probably admonish us that life is still far from God.
Surely God used the people who is around us to change our lives through our hearing. But often it is only God’s message to the right ear and out his left section, some soil into a hard heart, some of them into the heart of the rocky ground, and partly into the ground a heart full of thorns.

Let us change the way we hear more … maybe things are not pleasing to God that we hear than the truth of the Word of God itself, so we will not stand the temptation of this world. Where we are too easily shaken, even we do not have the strength to refuse the offer of the world, all because of one reason that we are not rooted in the Lord, we do not wear ear as a result the seeds of faith are just falling in the wrong place.

Jan
17

Siapa bertelinga, hendaklah ia mendengar…
Berkali-kali Yesus mengatakan itu. Delapan kali dalam Kitab-kitab Injil dan delapan kali dalam Kitab Wahyu, kita diingatkan bahwa tidak cukup hanya mempunyai telinga, kita harus menggunakannya.
Dalam salah satu perumpamaan, Yesus membandingkan telinga dengan tanah. Ia menceritakan tentang seorang petani yang menabur benih (lambang dari Firman) di empat jenis tanah (lambang dari telinga kita). Ada di antara telinga kita seperti jalan yang keras, tidak dapat menerima benih itu. Yang lain lagi mempunyai telinga seperti tanah berbatu, kita mendengar Firman tetapi tidak membiarkannya berakar.
Orang lain lagi mempunyai telinga yang mirip dengan sebidang tanah penuh rumput-rumputan, tanaman terlalu liar, terlalu berduri, terlalu banyak saingan bagi benih itu untuk bertumbuh dengan baik. Lain lagi mempunyai telinga yang mendengar, tanah yang dikerjakan dengan baik, memilih yang baik saja untuk ditanam dan siap untuk mendengarkan suara Tuhan.
Dalam ke empat kasus benih itu sama, penabur itu juga sama yang beda bukanlah pesannya atau yang membawa pesan, yang beda adalah pendengarnya.
Kalau perbandingan dalam cerita ini berarti sekali, maka tiga perempat dunia tidak mendengarkan suara Tuhan.
Mengapa? karena ada banyak hati yang keras, kehidupan yang dangkal atau pikiran yang gelisah, 75% dari kita tidak mendengar dan pesan itu hanya lewat begitu saja dari kita, bukan kita tidak punya telinga, hanya saja kita tidak mau menggunakannya.
Kitab Suci selalu mengutamakan untuk supaya kita mendengarkan suara Tuhan.

Sesungguhnya perintah besar dari Allah melalui musa dimulai dengan kata-kata, “Dengarlah, hai orang Israel: TUHAN itu Allah kita, TUHAN itu esa!” (Ulangan 6:4).
“Bahagialah orang yang mendengarkan Aku” adalah janji dalam Amsal 8:14.
Yesus mendesak kita untuk belajar mendengar seperti domba. “Domba-domba mengenal suaranya…mereka mengikuti karena mengenal suara gembala itu, mereka tidak mengikuti suara orang yang tidak mereka kenal.
Masing-masing dari ketujuh gereja dalam wahyu disapa dengan cara yang sama: “Barangsiapa dapat mendengar hendaklah memperhatikan apa yang dikatakan oleh Roh Allah kepada jemaat-jemaat”.
Pendengaran Pilatus bersifat selektif. Ia mengizinkan suara rakyat mendominasi suara hatinya dan suara tukang kayu itu. “Tetapi mereka terus berteriak….dan akhirnya teriakan mereka berhasil”(Lukas 23:23).
Akhirnya Pilatus menyendengkan telinganya kepada orang banyak dan menjauhi sang Kristus dan mengabaikan pesan Mesias. “Iman timbul dari pendengaran” (Roma 10:17), dan sekali pilatus tidak mendengarkan, maka ia tidak pernah mendapat iman. “Siapa bertelinga, hendaklah ia mendengar.”
Seberapa baikkah kita sudah mendengarkan suara Tuhan? ataukah kita sudah mendengarkan tapi tidak pernah tersimpan dalam hati kita? Begitu banyak pesan Tuhan dalam Firman-Nya yang sudah datang pada kita melalui pendeta, hamba-hamba Tuhan, penginjil, ataupun rekan-rekan sepelayanan kita yang mungkin menegur kita akan kehidupan kita yang masih jauh dari Tuhan.
Sesungguhnya Tuhan memakai orang-orang yang ada disekitar kita untuk mengubah kehidupan kita melalui pendengaran kita. Tetapi seringkali pesan Tuhan itu hanya sampai ditelinga yang sebelah kanan dan keluar dibagian kirinya, sebagian masuk kedalam tanah hati yang keras, sebagian lagi masuk ketanah hati yang berbatu, dan sebagiannya lagi masuk kedalam tanah hati yang penuh semak duri.

Mari kita merubah cara mendengar kita…mungkin lebih banyak hal-hal yang tidak berkenan dihadapan Tuhan yang kita dengar daripada kebenaran Firman Tuhan itu sendiri, sehingga kita tidak tahan akan godaan dunia ini. Dimana kita terlalu mudah digoyahkan, bahkan kita tidak punya kekuatan untuk menolak tawaran dunia, semua itu karena satu sebab yaitu kita tidak berakar di dalam Tuhan, kita tidak memakai telinga iman sehinggah benih-benih tersebut hanya jatuh di tempat yang salah.

Jan
06

Christ was born in the year 5 BC in a small town called Bethlehem. He was not born in a palace but in the sheepfold, and the bed was not the cradle of silk but the manger full of hay. This is the birth of a very simple and contempt for him who is the Son of God and the King of kings.

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the Period of Herod to come was the Magi from the East to Jerusalem and wanted to worship the King of the Jews, the wise men known as “MAGIC” in their original language are priests or wise men or like a party than a necromancer Medes tribes, the kingdom of Persia.

If they do come from Persia, how do they know about the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2), this may happen, when in the area of the Babylonian exile of the Jews to preach to people about the coming of their Messiah Persian. It’s very hard to understand how this Magi came to the conclusion that a Great King of the Jews who will be born only to guide the science of astronomy.

Their understanding of this Messianic possibility arises not only because they knew the stars but also the knowledge they will prophecy the old covenant, such as the prophecy of Daniel: “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, to an end to sin, to eliminate errors, to bring eternal justice, to fulfill the vision and prophet, and to anoint the most holy.

Then you will know and understand: from the moment the word was out, namely, that Jerusalem would be restored and rebuilt, until the coming of an anointed one, a king, there are seven times seven times; and sixty-two times seven times the length of the city will be rebuilt with terrain and its moat, but in the midst of adversity.

After sixty-two times seven days it will cut off a man who has been anointed, but not for anything. Then came the people of the prince shall destroy the city and the sanctuary, but the king would meet his death in the flood, and till the end of time there will be war and destruction, as specified. (Daniel 9:24-26), compared with 24 Numbers : 17, Matthew 2:16.

The appearance of the miraculous star that forced them to conclude that the time has arrived. Holy Spirit lead them in determining the timing of the prophecy and this phenomenon.

After a given location, the Magi set out to find the King who has been born, if we note that they found Jesus in the house. Matthew 2:11 says: “So they entered into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, then fall down and worship Him. They also opened a place of their possessions and offered sacrifices to Him, namely gold, frankincense and myrrh. ”

Jesus was no longer in the stable, sheep. It was obvious that the Magi did not arrive at the time of Jesus’ birth but shortly thereafter.The possibility for some time after the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary had found laying on a nice place. Jesus also declared a “child” who is probably already one year old (cf. Luke 2:22, Matthew 2:16).

King Herod the Great wanted to kill the infant king. Joseph commanded the angels of God to bring the baby Jesus and Mary went to Egypt to save themselves, it’s ironic that Jesus had to flee to Egypt, where God through Moses to lead his people out of the land of slavery to the promised land of abundant honey and milk.

Land of Israel should be the safest area for the infant Christ, the land that has given Himself to His People but this area has become the most dangerous areas and now Egypt became the most safe area for him. Did Jesus come at the right time? Yes indeed …!. As Paul says that He came “after even-time” (But after even the time, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman and subject to the law of the Torah. He was sent to redeem them, which is subject to the law, so that we received a child). Galatians 4:4.

He comes when the people of Israel and the world is in desperate need of Him, at the time the trust the people of Israel are at their lowest and evil of this world are at its peak.

“He already is in the world and the world made by Him, but the world does not know Him” (John 1:10). “But all who received him of his right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). Does anyone in the world is a king who tried to come up with a low and despicable manner so? in addition to King Jesus, no! He came only to save us.

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