How amazing! As I continue to study at the Church of God World Mission Society, I really learn so much about salvaton in the Bible! As I said in my last post, 2nd Coming Christ came to bring salvaton, and yet again my concept was broken. I always thought that if I just confess with my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord I would be saved. ALSO, if I accepted Jesus into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior, I would be saved. Of course, but I never stopped to see what Jesus, my Savior actually wanted, or even said.
Jesus said in Rev. 22:17 that the Spirit and the Bride will give the water of life in the last days. (I figured since Rev. is written for the last days.)
I already knew that the Spirit was the Holy Spirit, but who is the Bride.
(I gotta get my notes for this one.)
Rev. 21:9 - the Bride is the wife of the Lamb (Y'know, Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.) but this can't be 1st coming Christ.
Rev. 21:10 - the Wife of 2nd Coming Christ=Bride=Jerusalem
No, 2nd Coming Christ is not marrying a city. (I thought the same thing)
You know how the Bible is like always in parables? Well, if you check out the next verse in the study - and this is a shocker -
Gal. 4:26 - the Jerusalem above is Our Mother.
Wowee! I had no idea that I had a Heavenly Mother. But it makes so much sense. Of course, only your father can show you your mother. then Christ Ahnsahnghong really did bring me salvation - my Mother.
I remember being in middle school, always telling my friends, "I can't wait until Christ comes again." If I only knew that this prophecy was already fulfilled when I said this. It was so amazing! I've been waiting for 2nd Coming Christ for a long time. As it says in Heb. 9:28, Christ will appear a second time to bring salvation.
Actually, I was always under the impression that Christ will come a second and last time when he judges the world. But as I said in the last post, I began studying at the Church of God World Mission Society and realized God's plan and my thought were completely different.
The verse in Matt. 24:30-31 shows that Christ will come a 2nd time on the clouds. However, the prophecy of first coming Christ in Dan. 7:13-15 shows that the Son of Man (Jesus) will come on the clouds also. But we all know Jesus was a person who walked on this earth. Then I understood that the 2nd Coming Christ would come in the flesh.
I didn't know that I was waiting for Christ Ahn Sahng Hong. Thank you God.
Hey, maybe we all felt the same when it came to the spirit. I used to think that eternal life was promised when you die. But I thought, wait a minute...eternal life means no death. So how can I die and THEN get eternal life? That made no sense.
Some time ago, I began studing the Bible at the Church of God World Mission Society and learned that there is a way to receive eternal life - meaning no death. Even though the verses were always there, I never saw them.
Check out some of the verses I studied when I went there:
John 6:53-56 - Jesus flesh & blood=eternal life
Matt 26:17-19, 26-28 - Jesus flesh & blood=bread & wine
But did you notice that this was the Passover, not communion? Communion didn't exist until the 300s, way after the Bible.I never knew that.I also didn't know that was the time Passover was abolished! By a person! Not God! Crazy, right?
I saw in the Bible very clearly that Christ Ahnsahnghong gave the way to receive eternal life by bringing back the Passover. How amazing actually! No death! Who'd ever thought getting eternal life could be so simple? But it's the churches that kind of made it difficult. Good thing Christ Ahnsahnghong came and showed us.