Faith and Deeds
Dr. Yunus Ciptawilangga
As for this fourth book, each topic of the books explains the following matters:
Faith and Deeds
In the year 2014 to 2019 there are sixteen signs in the sky related to Jesus second coming as mentioned in Acts 2:20. People's response to these celestial signs can be divided into three groups: the group of unbelievers, the group of people who solely believe, and the group who believe and act upon it.
5 Foolish Virgins and 5 Wise Ones
This parable deals with the situation at the end of time, the time we live today. Although the ten virgins are children of God, only five entered the Kingdom of Heaven, therefore we need to study this parable more seriously while looking at which type of virgin we are today.
God’s Promise to Provide
The Bible recorded many examples of God provided for His people. God also promise to provide for His children at present time as can be found among others in Matthew 6:25-34. Lord Jesus explained that God requires us to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. The above requirements are explained in a simple but complete and in-depth manner in this book.
We may assume that the temptation Job experienced was very heavy even the toughest one. Actually, the heaviest temptation is the unseen one that had happened to Adam and Eve and had made them fall while the Lord Jesus successfully dealt with it. In the context of the end times, similar temptations Jesus experienced could afflict us and perhaps are afflicting us today.
A People Prepared for the Lord
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 clearly says that God commanded the Israelites to teach their children spirituality so that they become His people. God really wants our entire family to become God's children, that's why Moses’ negligence in educating and preparing his children had a fatal impact against Moses, he was almost killed by the Lord.
To Do the Will of the Father
The will of the Father is stated among others in John 6:40,
“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Are there people who have accepted the Lord Jesus, yet will not enter into heaven? Yes, there are, as described in the parable of The Sower which depicts four types of Christians where only one type will survive.
The Lord Jesus explains in John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Since such a great reward would be received by those who love God, therefore, in Mark 12:30 the Lord Jesus said,
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
Give Glory unto the Lord
The Book of Psalms 96:8-9 describes how we should give glory unto the name of the Lord:
•To bring an offering and come into His courts.
• To worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
• To fear before Him.