"They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven." Hebrews 8:5
"Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days." John 2:19
"The Jews replied, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?" But the temple he had spoken of was his body."
The Sanctuary or Temple of God that exists on this earth is merely a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. The Reality is God himself. When Christ came 2000 years ago he came as the Reality to the temple. His body, his flesh, was the temple that he was referring to when he said destroy it (crucified on the cross) and I will raise it again in three days (Resurrection).
Revelation also testifies that the Temple of Jerusalem will descend from Heaven in the last days.
"I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Rev 21:9
What is the Reality to the Holy City Jerusalem?
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
Just as our Heavenly Father came to this earth 2000 years ago to die for our sins, so in the last days, the Bible testifies that our Heavenly Mother, the New Jerusalem is to come to this earth.
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the Water of Life." Rev 22:17
The Purpose of our Mother coming to this earth is to give us the Water of Life which is Eternal Life. Without our Heavenly Mother our souls cannot be quenched. She has come to this earth to revive our souls and show us the way to the Kingdom of Heaven!
I often think about the minds of people that are living in this day and age and how they must be so different from generations passed. The days pass by quickly and the pace of life seems to to be speeding up at a very rapid pace. A certain famous comedian gave his profound viewpoint on society as he sees it today:
"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less...We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
....You can almost hear the rant of George Carlin as he spoke these words. Sadly enough, they're very true, yet we're moving too quickly to stop and realize it at this point.
What made me really start to think was my wonder of where the hope is in men's hearts now? Somewhere along the line, we've the lost the hope for a greater place.
Even the Bible speaks of a human's life as short and meaningless..
["The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass and we fly away."] Psalm 90:10
So where can our hope lie? Our 'forefathers in faith' were given that very title because despite the splendor they may have been offered on this earth, they gave it up for a far greater reward:
["If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one."] Hebrews 11:15-16
Take Moses for instance, think about his life. Moses was given everything he could have ever asked for, he became the son of Pharoah. His life on this earth was handed to him, there wasn't anything he couldn't obtain. Yet, despite his great riches he forsook all of it to follow God, knowing and believing that God's promise to him meant more than the mere riches of this earth. Because of this he led the enslaved Israelites out of the hands of Pharoah and spent his life putting God first and trusting in the promises that God gave him.
What does the past matter to us?
["For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."] Romans 15:4
Because of the splendor of these ages and the high value society puts on material things, we've failed to see the promises that God has given us in this day and age. What happens after this short life? Do we really just believe in God for the time that we live on this earth, or is it for a greater reason?
["If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men."]
1 Corinthians 15:19
Our hope in Christ is not for the lives that we live on this earth, it's for the promise that Christ grants us.
["And this is what he promised us - even eternal life."] 1 John 2:25
If you ever have the time, read the book of Ecclesiastes. To briefly describe it's content, Solomon tells of his experiences in everything this world has to offer and the wisdom that he gained from it. Even though he knew all the riches and gave in to all of the pleasures, he came to one final conclusion:
["Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil."]Eccl 12:13-14
Whether we want to believe it or not, this world is destined for judgment, God has already forewarned us. And the times that we are living in are crying out louder and louder every moment. This is the time that we need to recapture the depth of the soul and realize that there's more to life than the facade that has been handed to us. As mere men, mortal beings, we cannot fathom a life that never ends, which is why God gave us the words of the Bible, to understand that it is a hope that isn't in vain.
We are living in the age of God the Mother, the source of our eternal life. It is through her that we receive the very promise that God has given us, the very reason that we believe and follow Christ:
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and She is our Mother...Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise."] Galatians 4:26
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."] Rev 21:2
The Bible shows us that in these last days the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, are giving us the free gift of the Water of life (Rev 22:17), eternal life. In the end it is God's word that matters most, not the traditions of men. What we need most is the Love of Mother, true Love, God's Love, which is eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven. God gave us every word through the Bible, fulfilled every prophecy and has returned in these last days to give us hope for a greater place. The Church of God, established by Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong believes in the Promise that God gives us through the Passover of the New Covenant (Luke 22:13-20) and following the truth of Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem.
["He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."] Ecclesiastes 3:11
He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."
["My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish." Jn 10:27-28]
Jesus Christ calls us his sheep. Through Christ, we his sheep, are able to receive eternal life.
["I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." Jn 10:11]
["He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart." Isa 40:11]
["For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them." Ezekiel 34:11]
God himself cares for us and makes sure his sheep are fed, which in other words means, we are given the true word of God. God came in the flesh 2000 years ago to feed us, his sheep, the truth of the gospel and give us eternal life.
["I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd." Ezekial 34:23]
In the previous verse we read that God himself shepherds us, here it says that David is the shepherd over God's flock. It also says there will be only one Shepherd. Physically speaking this cannot be King David, because he died several hundred years before this was even written, therefore this must be referring to Spiritual King David..
Which is who??
["You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus...The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.." Lk 1:31]
Jesus Christ, came as Spiritual King David. He is God Almighty that cares for us, God's sheep.
Then, just as Christ cared for the sheep 2000 years ago, what about now?
["Afterward the Isrealites will return and seek the Lord their God and David ther king. They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days." Hosea 3:5]
The Bible states that in the last days we must seek God and King David. As we know, Jesus Christ is prophetical King David, however, he isn't here on this earth in the last days, then how can we seek him?
["So Christ was sacrificed once to bear the sins of many, and he will appear a second time not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him." Hebrews 9:28]
Christ is prophesied to return to this earth again, to bring us Salvation. Just as Jesus Christ stated 2000 years ago that he is the Shepherd that gives us eternal life. So He also must return in the last days to fulfill the remaining prophecy of King David and Shepherd his flock once again, to give us eternal life.
["For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." 1 Peter 2:25]
Just as many have disobeyed God before, so in these ages, after Christ, we have disobeyed God's laws once again and gone astray from the words of God. In these last days, Christ Ahnsahnghong returned as prophetical King David, God Almighty, to once again Shepherd the lost flock that has strayed to false doctrines and teachings that do not exist in the Bible. He has brought back every truth and given us the true words of Christ, the way to receive Salvation. Christ Ahnsahnghong is our true Shepherd.
Why is it that God is bringing Judgement to this earth? Is it possible to avoid it?
"This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8
Then two things we have to be sure of in the last days is to Know God and most importantly, to obey the Gospel that Jesus Christ taught us.
Let's be clear on what exactly the gospel is and the importance of it, just in case there's any sort of confusion out there.
"..through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus." Eph 3:4-6
What is that promise?
"And this is what he promised us - even eternal life." 1 Jn 2:25
Through the gospel of Christ we receive the promise of Eternal life.
Well that's awesome, why would anyone want to disobey that??
Let's find out what this gospel is to be sure not to disobey it....
Apostle Paul, being a disciple of Christ, must have testified to what this gospel is being that the very role of the disciples was to tell the people about the Salvation that Christ came to give them..
"..to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God." Romans 15:16
So Apostle Paul was indeed a minister of the gospel, then what is the gospel he proclaimed?
"He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - " 2 Corinthians 3:6
HMM, so, Apostle Paul ministered to the gospel, which Christ made them competent to preach and this very gospel is called the New Covenenat."
Now we're getting somewhere, so what is this New Covenant, that Christ gave his apostles, that we must be sure to obey in order to be ready for the Judgment day?
"When the hour came Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.....And he took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the New Covenant in my blood which is poured out for you." Luke 22:14-20
OKAY! I think we've got it, let's piece it together.
On the day when God comes in blazing fire he will judge those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of God. This very gospel is what the apostles preached 2000 years ago, which Christ gave them on the night of the Passover. The Gospel is the New Covenant Passover which gives us the promise of eternal life by becoming one body with Christ.
So then.....who isn't obeying this command of Christ?
Did Christ say "I eagerly desire to eat this Communion or Eucharist". NEGATIVE
He said Passover.
I think the first and foremost important part of knowing someone is listening to the things they have to say.
To know God, is to keep the Passover that he gave us 2000 years ago and brought back in these last days. Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong brought back the Passover so that we may have a chance to know God and to obey the gospel of God before Judgment is brought to this earth.
Think about it, who doesn't know Jesus? Everyone knows Jesus, they even mass produce t-shirts claiming Jesus to be our homeboy
BUT, Jesus himself testified he would come again, in the flesh, to bring Salvation. At that time, many may not know him, and why? Because he also testified that he would come with a new name:
"So Christ was sacrificed once to bear the sings of many people and he will appear a second time not to bear sin but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him." Hebrews 9;28
Salvation comes from keeping the Passover of the New Covenenant.
"..and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Rev 3:12-13
In the last days it is the second coming of Jesus, Christ Ahnsahnghong that we must believe in and obey the gospel of in order not to face destruction on judgment day. He brought back the very Passover that Jesus gave to his disciples 2000 years ago, this is the gospel of God!
How does God let us know God?
"Since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:19
The Bible states that we can see God's divine nature through the things that God has made. We know that God is invisible to us, there isn't much about God that we can understand or even fathom on our own. Therefore, through the creation work, God has allowed us to understand who God truly is.
By God's will everything was created (Rev 4:11), then what was God's will in creating Adam and Eve?
"Nevertheless death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come." Romans 5:14
Adam was created to be a pattern of the one to come, who is, the second coming of Jesus Christ.
"He who testifies to these things says, "Yes I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." Revelation 22:20
When Second Coming Christ comes, he will come in the Pattern of Adam. God's will in creating Adam was to reveal to us God's divine nature. Then, when Adam was created, he was united with Eve who came from Adam, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh."(Gen 2:23)
"So it is written: "The first Adam became a living being, the last Adam a life-giving spirit." 1 Corinthians 15:45
Second Coming Christ is the Last Adam. Then, in order to be in the pattern of Adam who must there also be a last of? There must also be a last Eve. Then if Adam represents God our Father, Second Coming Christ, who must Eve represent?
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!". Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17
The Spirit is God the Father, Second Coming Christ, Last Adam. Then the Bride of our Father would be who?
"I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride, beautifully dressed for her husband." Revelation 21:2
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
When God created living beings, whether plant, animal or human being, God created them all to have both Father and Mother. Mother is always the life-giver in everything God created. Through this creation we are able to understand God's invisible qualities and Divine nature. Without a Mother there is no life physically, and most importantly, Spiritually.
What does the Sacrifice of Christ Promise us?
"Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity, so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil - and free those who all their lives were held in slavery be their fear of death." Hebrews 2:14
Christ died so that we may be released from death. Though he came as the Son, he is the Father that came to this earth to save his Children from his sins, that is why the Scriptures say:
"For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. For this reason he had to be made LIKE his brothers in every way.." Hebrews 2:16
We know that Abraham's descendant is Isaac, then what is that in relation to us?
"Now, you brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise." Galatians 4:28
When Christ died on the cross he saved us from the slavery of sin of death. If no death is existing then this leads to eternal life. He did this for the descendants of Abraham. Then just like Isaac is a descendant of Abraham, we too share in that promise. What is the promise?
"And this is what he promised us - even eternal life." 1 John 2:25
"For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance." Hebrews 9:15
However, it is important to understand why we, like Isaac are children of Promise. Abraham had another child, Ishmael, whom which was not given the promise. Why is that? Ishamel was born of the slave woman..
"But what does the Scripture say? Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son. Therefore brothers we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman." Galatians 4:30-31
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
As Children of the free woman, it is the Mother that is the determining factor in the inheritance. Just as Isaac was given the promise, so we, as Children of God are given the promise of eternal life through God our Mother, the free woman and the sacrifice of God our Father who came for a second time to reveal to us his bride, our Mother.
"I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Rev 21:2
To those who are called, they receive the eternal inheritance, then who is calling us?
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the Water of Life." (Eternal Life) Revelation 22:17
"We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of falsehood." 1 Jn 4:6
How can one tell the difference between a good fake Louis Vuitton and a real one? Many times people are fooled by the two and end up with the fake one believing that it is the real thing.
We can take this example and even apply it to the Word of God. There are many "truths" out there, but we all know that there can only be one truth. People are often fooled into thinking that falsehood is the truth.
Just as anyone who knows the true Louis Vuitton can spot the fake in an instant, so we can take the words of the Apostles to heart. Whoever is from God follows God's word and the apostles, just as they followed the examples of Christ. Then how can we tell the difference between the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of falsehood? Those who belong to the Spirit of truth, hear the words of God.
"We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, "I know him, but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1 Cor 2:3-4
That man standing on the corner of 34th st. in New York may be shouting very loudly "Real Louis Vuitton Bags" , however, to the one carrying the real thing, the words of this man mean nothing and will automatically assume that he is a liar.
In the same way. To those who follow God's commands, they know the Spirit of Truth and follow it and can very easily distinguish between falsehood and truth.
However, to those people walking along the street who have never been to New York and have never purchased a Louis Vuitton, may easily be fooled. Who can tell the difference?
We can distinguish the difference between falsehood and truth, by studying the source.
The Bible is our source for the truth. If a teaching or someone who claims to follow God's teachings, doesn't match up with the word of God, then clearly this a spirit of falsehood. Many nowadays claim to know God, but let's see according to God's teachings where the spirit of falsehood, and the Spirit of Truth truly lie.
What is the way to eternal life?
*Some teach that just by believing in Christ we are saved.
*Others believe they possess eternal life by the Eucharist or Communion.
*The Church of God W.M.S teaches that the Passover is the only way to receive eternal life.
Which of these are the fakes?
"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
Okay, so the Bible does say that by believing in Christ we are saved.
But what else does this verse say?
"As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." Ro 10:11
Well in order to trust in someone, they have to speak trustworthy words.. what exactly did Christ say?
"Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:53
Okay, flesh and blood, Communion and Eucharist right?
Uh oh,, so far two of the options can be the real ones, but lets check one final thing.
How is it that we receive the flesh and blood of Christ. Clearly Jesus Christ, in whom which we must believe in, told us, conditionally, that if we do not receive his flesh and blood we are spiritually dead. Then how?
"When the hour came Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer...And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you." Luke 22:14-20
Well this final check cancels out the first two. Ladies and gentlemen, although they appear to be real and speak the truth, through careful observation we can clearly see that on the night of the Passover, Jesus Christ opened up the way for us to receive his body and blood. This is the night his promise was given to us. Sure he broke bread plenty of times with his disciples, however, when the hour of the Passover came, this bread and wine became his body and blood because of the promise that he spoke.
Eternal life isn't merely granted by just belief.
We can't receive the body and blood of Christ whenever we please, it must be according to God's word.
Truth therein lies in the Passover, the only way to receive eternal life, according to the Bible.
Now I know that when it comes to buying a Louis Vuitton, a fake doesn't seem so bad at the price of the original. However, when it comes to eternal life, there is no faking it. There is one way and ONLY one way that God gave us this promise and this truth can only be proven by hearing the very words that God spoke on the night of the Passover. These are the very words that the Apostles heard and gave testimony to.
"For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the festival.." 1 Corinthians 5:7
So often we find ourselves bouncing around searching for fulfillment from a church and a way to seek God. Can that fulfillment be found in the mere dwelling place of any church? Many interpret the Bible and claim that the bride testified in Revelation is the church. But if we think about it for a second, this bride in Revelation is the source of the water of life. Without this water our Spirits cannot live, they cannot thrive. For every church that reads the Bible they claim that this bride is them. If that were so, why are we not always content in the church we find?
2000 years ago, Jesus gave the very same promise to the people.
"Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." John 7:37
This water, is eternal life.
"Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst, indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to Eternal life." John 4:14
In the age of the son, whoever followed Jesus Christ, streams of living water flowed from within him. The Churches of God established by Chris through the disciples all received this water of Life because they followed the teachings of Christ.
What about the age of the Holy Spirit? What church must we seek in order to receive the Water of life promised to us?
"I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches." Rev 22:16
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come, and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Rev 22:17
In final age of the Bible, the age of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit AND the Bride are calling us to give us the water of life, eternal life.
"I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."
Here, the bride is described as the New Jerusalem, the Holy City, coming down from Heaven; where else will she come to, but this earth.
"On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter." Zechariah 14:8
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and She is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
Just as Jesus Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago to establish the Church of God and give his people the free gift of the Water of Life, Eternal life.
So in the Last days, the age of the Holy Spirit, our Heavenly Mother, the Bride, the New Jerusalem, is prophesied to come to this earth to give us the free gift of the Water of life.
When you have found the Church of God, your search has ended. Fulfillment is found where the Water of Life exists and that Source of this life is Our Heavenly Mother!
"And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14)
Jesus Christ testified that the gospel of Christ will be preached to all nations right before the end comes. Then what is this gospel that is going to be preached?
If this very gospel is being preached then we know that we are living in the end times.
"In the last days, the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established...Many nations will come and say, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord...He will teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths. The law will go out from Zion.." (Micah 4:1-2)
As we learned previously, Zion is the city of God's festivals (Isa 33:20)
In the last days many nations will stream to Zion because they will hear the gospel that is being preached throughout the world.
"In those days, at that time, declares the Lord..They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting Covenant.." (Jeremiah 50:4-5)
In Zion we will be bound to the Lord with an everlasting covenant, meaning an eternal promise. Then in order to understand what this is, we must first see what the gospel is that is going to preached to all nations. This very gospel will bring all nations together in Zion in the last days.
Apostle Paul preached the gospel of the Kingdom:
"to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God." (Romans 15:16)
Then what is this gospel that Apostle Paul was a minister of?
"He made us competent as ministers of a new covenant.." (2 Corinthians 3:6)
Paul ministered to the gospel of God and testified that his ministry was of the New Covenant.
Then what is the New Covenant, the gospel, that was preached to the people?
"This cup is the New Covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." (Luke 22:20)
This was spoken by Christ the night he gave the Passover to his disciples. His body and blood became the New Covenant Passover.
Is this the same as the everlasting covenant that will bind us to God in the last days? Is this the very gospel that will be preached to all nations right before the end comes?
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal Covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus.." (Hebrews 13:20)
The Everlasting Covenant, The Passover, The New Covenant, The Gospel of The Kingdom, is the very thing that will be preached to all nations in the last days right before the end times.
This is the gospel that will bind us to the Lord Almighty and bring all nations to Zion in the last days.
What will happen if we do not seek Zion?
"Raise the signal to go to Zion! Flee for safety without delay! For I am bringing disaster from the north, even terrible destruction." (Jeremiah 4:11)
When disaster strikes in these last days, we must flee to Zion, God's dwelling place. Zion is the place of God's festivals. The Passover is the most important feast of God and is the very gospel that Jesus Christ testified will be preached to all nations right before the end. Without the Passover we cannot be saved from destruction.
"For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory."
"So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people and he will appear a second time not to bear sin but to bring Salvation to those who are waiting for him."
Christ Ahnsahnghong came to this earth, the Second Coming of Christ, to rebuild Zion (Church of God World Mission Society) and bring back the Passover. Without Zion we would have nowhere to turn when disaster strikes in these last days.
"..do not treat prophecies with contempt." (1 Thess 5:20)
The Bible tells us that everything that was written in the past, was written to teach us, so that through each and every scripture WE may have hope.(Ro 15:4) These very words written in the book of Romans were written for us, in this generation.
God gave us the Bible for far greater reasons than many people perceive it to be necessary for in these days. I've been told many times that people merely rest on faith and hope. But where does that hope come from? Only the word of God gives us hope.
Then, what is it that we're hoping for, and what does the Bible teach us in the past, that we must learn from and use as a lesson in this day and age?
Today every Christian has their hope and faith set on Jesus Christ.
2000 years ago, the case was the not the same.
"When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
or worse, what did people call his followers?...
"We have found this man to be a troublemaker, stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect.." Acts 24:5
When Christ first came to this earth, he was rejected to the point of death and mocked every step of the way. Today, if anyone were to blaspheme Christ in that way and call Christianity a cult, they'd be laughed at because of the large mass of believers.
The Teachers of the Law and those who rejected Christ were many. They believed in their one and only God, Jehovah God to be their true Savior, and no one else. It wasn't until centuries later that Christianity became a favored religion, and Christ was recognized as the Savior.
In 1964 the Church of God was established by Christ Ahnsahnghong, who was baptized in 1948 as prophesied. The followers were very few and many Christians mocked them for their beliefs. They believe that God came in the flesh to bring Salvation. They believe in the scriptures that testify to this. However, if we do a google search on the internet, or ask people who Christ Ahnsahnghong is, they will say, he is the leader of a cult.
It's easy to believe in Jesus Christ now, it wasn't when he came though. However, those who did believe in him, were the ones to receive eternal life. His disciples saw him for who he was, the Savior in their age, the age of the son.
Now we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit. I've asked many people who they say Christ Ahnsahnghong is and they tell me:
"He is a korean man that people claim to be God."
"They said, 'Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, 'I came down from heaven?" John 6:42
Just as we were foretold, history is repeating itself and teaching us something. We were given these scriptures to learn from them. Those who rejected Christ were cursed and didn't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Most importantly, Christ testified to his coming again and just as he said "The Bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Jn 6:32-33....he also said this....
"He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it known only to him who receives it." Revelation 2:17
Jesus was the Stone the builders rejected(Ac 4:11)and he also called himself the Manna from heaven(Jn 6:47-50)
When Christ gives us his new name, it won't be on bread and white stones falling from heaven, it will be given to us by his second coming, in the flesh.
Although many rejected Jesus Christ we know that the ones who entered the Kingdom of heaven were the disciples who firmly believed in their Savior that the scriptures testified to come in the flesh. The prophesies of Christ were written just as they are written for our generation, in parables. However, we can learn that even though he was prophesied to come in a cloud, he came in the flesh, so he testified that he would come again, in the same way. As he said He was the Manna from heaven, so he said this same Manna will be given in the last days. (This is why the Jews rejected him, they expected something more)
Although many reject Christ Ahnsahnghong, he is the Manna from heaven, he is the White Stone, He is the second coming of Jesus Christ, He gave us his New Name. He came to this earth as prophesied to bring Salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28)
This is the lesson we must learn from the mistakes that people made in the past. Do not reject the Savior that has come, because without him, we cannot receive eternal life. And what is more, in this prophetical time period, he has revealed his bride and through them, The water of Life, Eternal life, is given to those who hear the word of God and follow it.
"I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Churches."
"The Spirit and the Bride say "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come, and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Rev 22:17
Be baptized immediately!
I remember the first time I entered the Church of God. Everything was so much different than the churches I had previously attended. I had a very warm welcome with many "God bless you's" and smiling faces. Naturally, this was odd to me. It isn't everyday that you meet so many sincerely happy people.
After my first study, baptism was offered to me. This was odd occurrence number two. I had always been taught that baptism came with a great deal of time and studying. It wasn't until I came to the Church of God that I was taught that the Bible actually teaches something different.
The Bible teaches us the importance of baptism and the purpose of being baptized immediately.
After Jesus Christ preached with his disciples for 3 years, he gave them a very important command in order to continue carrying out the gospel mission:
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matt 28:18
Jesus commanded his disciples to go and make disciples by baptizing the people and THEN teaching them everything Christ commanded them. Very often we are taught that this process is the other way around; that first we must learn everything, then be baptized. However, Christ commanded them to baptize first.
Then what is the purpose of being baptized BEFORE learning everything God commanded?
As people destined to die on this earth we are stained with sin. (Romans 6:23)
"Jesus answered, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh but Spirit gives birth to Spirit." John 3:5
When we are physically born into this word we are born of the flesh. In order to be born of the Spirit, we need to receive the Spirit of God. Without the Spirit of God, how can we possibly understand God's words?
My Mother gave birth to me and then she taught me everything I need to know. If you think about it, God's administration works in the same way. First we are born of God's Spirit, then God helps us to grow by teaching us everything that He has commanded us.
It wouldn't make sense for my mom to try to teach me everything while I'm in the womb without first giving birth to me.
I think you see my point.
"..but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit...This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.The man without the Spirit, does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them.." 1 Corinthians 2:10-14
God's teachings, God's Word, is taught to us by God's Spirit. Without first receiving the Spirit of God we cannot understand the words that God speaks to us.
Somewhere along the line of Christianity, people stopped listening to God and trying to teach on the terms of human wisdom, hence so many different denominations.
God commanded us to be baptized immediately so that we would know it is God teaching us and not the mere philosophical thoughts of human beings.
How do we know that we have been baptized correctly and received the Spirit?
Jesus Christ commanded them to baptize in the NAME of the Father, the NAME of the Son and the NAME of the Holy Spirit. If all three names are not used, then it is not a real baptism.
(He didn't say title, he said name)
The name of the Father is Jehovah
The name of the Son is Jesus Christ
The name of the Holy Spirit is Christ Ahnsahnghong
Without God coming in the flesh, we wouldn't be able to carry out baptism. Baptism started with Jesus Christ, as he began his ministry, the very first thing he did, was get baptized. He did this to set an example for us.(Luke 3:21)
Christ testified to come again to this earth to bring Salvation AND to bring the New Name of Jesus Christ. Without the name of the Holy Spirit, we do not have a true baptism in this age. 2000 years ago they had up to the name of Jesus Christ and even those who received John's baptism, had to be baptized once again, in the NAME of Jesus Christ.(Acts 19:1-4)
Now, in the age of the Holy Spirit, we must be baptized in all three names. (Rev 3:11-13 - New Name)
In the age of the Holy Spirit, God the Father and God the Mother are giving us eternal life. We must receive the New Name and be taught everything God has truly commanded us in order to receive Eternal Life.
"In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk not solid food." Hebrews 5:12
Even 2000 years ago Apostle Paul told the people that there was much to tell them but they were slow to learn because they needed to be taught all over again, this time the teachings of Christ. In the same way, nowadays many things throughout the Christian faith have been distorted and changed. God clearly tells us that nothing can be added or taken away from the word of God. (Rev 22:18) Therefore, we must be taught once again, the basic truths of God's word. This is why God came back to this earth in these last days, to give us the truth so that we may be baptized and receive the true Spirit of God.
"In the last days... He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in His paths.." (Micah 4:1-2)
Why is it that today so many Christians follow so many different denominations?
"..Because they had not obeyed my laws but had rejected my decrees and desecrated my Sabbaths, and their eyes lusted after their father's idols. I also gave them over to statutes that were not good and laws they could not live by." Ezekiel 20:24-25
Many people say that they choose to follow God their own way, or that it doesn't matter which day of worship exists or how God is followed as long as we have God in our hearts. However, through the Bible we can even clearly see, it isn't because God is love that people are following many different ways, rather because they disobeyed God, they in turn were handed over to doctrines that cannot give them eternal life.
Who is their father that God mentions in that verse?
"Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him." John 8:44
Those who have idols and desecrate the Sabbath day (Saturday) are following lies.
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of the world rather than on Christ." Colossians 2:8
Sabbath day is a law of God which was changed to Sunday (a traditional day of the worship of the Sun God kept by the Romans). This day is a basic principle of majority of Christian churches, however, God refers to it as hollow and deceptive philosophy.
Many may try to argue that they've seen miracles and cures and great things happen in the very churches that keep Sunday worship, but who's "miracles" are they really? Sunday worship is going against the laws of God which tell us to Remember the Sabbath day. (Ex 20:4) Can we just choose whether or not to keep God's laws correctly and expect to be with God?
"The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believe the truth but delighted in wickedness." 2 Thess 2:9-12
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel - which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!" Galatians 1:6-8
Though it seems as though it's okay to have so many different denominations and ways to follow God. In fact, the Bible clearly tells us that if ANY other doctrine or gospel is kept other than what Christ taught us, we will be condemned. This is a very serious message that apparently a lot of people overlook, I myself included.
Why would Apostle Paul feel it necessary to state that even if an angel from heaven were to preach a different gospel, do not conform to it? THis means that, even though people may seem to be following GOd or to be from God, if their teachings are not from Christ, then destruction awaits them also.
"For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve!" 2 Corinthians 11:13
That is why, God already prophesied that Satan would be the one to change the laws of God. How else would this be possible unless done in the very place that people THINK they are worshiping God.
"He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws." Daniel 7:25
Then, what are Christ's teachings?
* Sabbath day is Saturday the Seventh Day of the Week. (Ex 20:4, Luke 4:16)
* Passover is the Way to receive Forgiveness of Sins, Eternal Life (Matt. 26:17)
* Feasts of God (Leviticus 23; Acts 2:1; Jn 7:1-14; Lk 22:13)
* Women should wear veils during worship (1 Corinthians 11:5)
* We have a Heavenly Mother (Rev 22:17; Rev 21:9; Gal 4:26)
Christ kept all of these things and also testified to them. If we follow other teachings or doctrines that are not found amongst these, then they are not of Christ. If they are not of Christ then they cannot give us Salvation. That is why, although many different denominations and doctrines exist today, Christ is testified to appear once again to bring back Salvation and every teaching of Christ.
Christ Ahnsahnghong came as the second coming of Jesus to bring back the feasts of God and every teaching of Christ. (Hebrews 9:28; Micah 4)
"If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice - nor do the churches of God." 1 Cor 11:16
We cannot fall into the traps of Satan that are set everywhere. God is love and wants to give us eternal life, but if we disobey God's laws, the only thing we will face is destruction.
"We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one." 1 John 5:19
We all want to be called Children of God, then in order to do so, we must follow God's way, not the ways and basic principles of this world.
**Refer to previous blogs for more details on God's true laws and the truth brought back in these last days so that we may receive the way to Eternal Life, the Kingdom of Heaven.**
“But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.” Galatians 4:26
What is this particular section actually speaking about?
How does this Passage testify that God is also our Mother?
“These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants.“One Covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children to be slaves.” Gal 4:24
What is the covenant that comes from Mount Sinai?
“The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the Mountain.” Ex 19:20
The covenant comes from the Commandments that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai, as it is written:
“He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on the two stone tablets.” Deut. 4:13
However, what did God say about this first covenant? “…bears children to be slaves.”
“Therefore, no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” Romans 3:2
If we are conscious of sin, what good is it if we are not forgiven?
“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.” Jn 8:34
The Old Testament Law that was given to Moses on Mount Sinai, gives us awareness of our sins, without a chance to be cleansed from them, therefore we remain slaves to sin and cannot be called Sons of God.
“..This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children.” Gal 4:25
In Abraham’s story, Hagar is the slave woman that gave herself to Abraham to bear Ishmael so that he may have a descendant coming from his own body. However, God promised that Ishmael would not be the heir, but a child coming from the body of Sarah, his wife, would be the heir.
“As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come to her.” Genesis 17:15
So Sarah became the Mother of Isaac, the child of Promise.
Sarah represents the free woman, the New Covenant. The Bible says, “But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.” Gal 4:26
“…Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.”
As Hagar represents the Old Covenant, the Old Testament law, which doesn’t give freedom from sin, So Sarah represents the free woman, the New Covenant.
“For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:15
As we are saved through the blood of Christ, we are a part of the new covenant which gives the promise of eternal life. This New Covenant, given to us by Christ is the Passover. (Matt 26:17-28)
As Sarah represents this new covenant we can see that the promise, through Abraham’s family, wasn’t given through the Father and his offspring, which is Abraham and Ishameal (the slave child). The Promise was through the Mother, Sarah, who bore Isaac with Abraham.
As children of God, we received the New Covenant Passover which gives the promise of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Just like Isaac, we have become children of promise, not only through God the Father. The promise is through God, our Mother, The New Jerusalem. Hagar represents physical Jerusalem, and Sarah represents the spiritual Jerusalem who is prophesied to come down from heaven in the last days, to give us the eternal inheritance, eternal life.
“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” Rev. 21:2
Who is her husband?
“Come I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” Rev. 21:9
The lamb is Christ (Jn 1:29)
Without our Heavenly Mother, we cannot be children of Promise, we cannot receive life. Just as in a physical family, the Mother is the life giver, so it is the same with God’s family.
That is why, 2000 years ago, every time Jesus said he would give eternal life, when did he promise it?
"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Jn 6:54
(Christ said this numerous times in chapter six and always referred to life being given in the last days.)
In the last days, our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother are giving us eternal life. As children of Father and Mother, we are part of a complete family, and heirs to the kingdom.
"If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Gal 3:29
Belonging to Christ means receiving his flesh and blood through the New Covenant Passover. In the last days, Christ is prophesied to come again to bring Salvation, with his bride, who gives us the promised inheritance.
“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” and let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Rev 22:17
“To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.” Rev 21:6-7
God gives us the gift of the water of life, eternal life. This same water of life is given to us by the Spirit and the Bride; they are our Elohim God, Father and Mother.
Why did Jesus Command his disciples to keep the Passover?
Why must we keep the Passover today as Christians?
In the time of the Exodus, Jehovah God commanded the Israelites to keep the Passover in order to be freed from the Slavery of the Egyptian Pharaoh. This was done by the slaughtering of a lamb and spreading the blood of it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of their houses so that when destruction came, God knew to pass over that house. (Exodus Chapter 12)
why, in the time of the New Testament, was Jesus commanding his disciples to keep the Passover? They were not in any physical slavery...
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin." Jn 8:34
Who on earth doesn't sin?
"For the wages of sin is death.." Romans 6:23
Everyone has to face death, therefore everyone is paying for their sin.
We are all enslaved to sin and death.
What does this have to do with the Passover?
"My appointed time is near I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house...While they were eating Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to his disciples saying, "Take and eat this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:18-27
Christ's blood, given on the Passover, allows us the forgiveness of sins. The Passover frees us from the slavery of sin and death so that we can enter the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven.
Many today keep the Old Testament Passover, however, as Christians we must keep the New Covenant Passover which is at the same appointed time, yet given by Christ through his body and blood.
"In the last days...The Law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."
In the last days we will find the Law on Mount Zion. The Word of God will come from Jerusalem.
As confirmed in the previous blog "Christ Ahnsahnghong established Zion", Zion is a spiritual place, not one specific place, it is wherever the feasts of God are kept.
Then how is it that the word of God will only come from Jerusalem? Who but God can give the word of God?
In Isaiah 33 when Zion is explained, the verse also states..
"Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals, your eyes will see Jerusalem." Isa 33:20
Then from Zion we will be able to see Jerusalem.
The Church of God exists in almost every country. This is Zion, because the feasts are kept there. Then how is it that from each country, we will be able to see Jerusalem? I'm pretty sure you can't see Jerusalem from New York. What does this mean then?
Just as Zion isn't a specific physical place, Jerusalem must also have a spiritual meaning according to the Bible.
In the last days, those who stream to Zion to keep God's festivals, will be able to see that we not only have God our Father, but also, God our Mother.
She is the Jerusalem that is coming from heaven, prophesied in Revelation.
"I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Revelation 21:2
"Let us rejoice and be glad for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7
The Lamb = Christ (John 1:29)
Christ = our Father in heaven.
What would you call the bride of your Father? MOTHER
In the last days, the word of God, will come from Jerusalem.
If the word of God is coming from Jerusalem, and Jerusalem is our Mother, she is also who?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
The word was who?
OHHH the Word was GOD.
From the beginning....
Hmmmm.... the beginning, as in Genesis?
"Then God said (God's words, God is speaking), Let
Now I haven't taken grammar classes in a while, but when someone uses the words Us and Our, are they speaking in singular or in plural?
I believe that answer is plural.
Then what was the product that came out from God's image??? Only male?
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Gen 1:27
In the beginning was God's word. God made man as male and female in God's image. 2000 years ago, the Word became flesh as Jesus Christ, the male image of God.
How did the Word Come to us? "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." Jn 1:14
In the last days, the Word will come from Jerusalem. The Word will once again, become flesh, as our heavenly Mother, the female image of God who is prophesied to come down from heaven in the last days, as the bride, New Jerusalem.
She is God. Only God can give us eternal life, right?
The Spirit, God the Father and the bride, God the Mother are giving the Water of Life, Eternal life (Jn 4:14) in the last days.
Many people today wonder how to seek God or how to truly follow God.
What is the way that God is going to give us eternal life?
Why are there so many options in terms of where to go to seek God?
These questions turn into an endless search for Truth, and usually the outcome ends up right back to the beginning questions.
What does the Bible say that God will do for us in order to understand where to go to find the path of God.
["In the last days,
The mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills and peoples will stream to it.
Many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.
The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."]
According to the prophecy in Micah, in the last days, God ALmighty will teach us HIS ways so that we may walk in HIS paths. Where will this take place? On Mountain Zion.
What else does God promise to give us on Mount Zion?
["On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all people, a banquet of aged wine - the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever..
In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."] Isaiah 25:6-9
***In the last days, on God's mountain, Mount Zion, salvation will be given to God's people.***
How will we know where Zion is? Is this speaking of a physical place on this earth?
["Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem."] Isaiah 33:20
According to Isiah, Zion, is the city of God's festivals. Then wherever God's festivals are kept, we know that we have found Zion.
Then what are God's festivals?
["These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies."
"The Passover and Unleavened Bread"
"Feast of Weeks"
"Feast of Trumpets"
"Day of Atonement"
"Feast of Tabernacles"]
Leviticus Chapter 23
Do any Christian churches keep these feasts?
But it says in the LAST DAYS Zion will be established, and the only way to know where Zion is, is where God's festivals are kept.
Then what happened?
["The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to her appointed feasts."
"The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary."]
Zion mourns because people forgot God's appointed feasts, rather they started reveling in pagan traditions. These very traditions have entered in places that call themselves God's Temple.
In 321-325 AD Roman Emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicaea abolished the first two of God's appointed feasts; Sabbath and Passover. After this occurred, all of God's feast were not kept, due to the fact that they must all begin with the Passover and Unleavened bread.
Instead, Pagan traditions, which were dominant in Rome at this time, began to mix with Christianity. Sabbath turned to Sunday worship, Passover turned to Communion and holidays such as Christmas, and Easter came about, both of which began as Pagan holidays, but over time fused with Christian beliefs and have today become a part of Christianity.
This is why Zion mourns. Pagan traditions are being kept rather than the feasts of God which exist in the Bible.
God foretold that these things would occur....
["He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws."] Daniel 7:25
The Most High is God Almighty. Then who has the nerve to speak against God? None other than Satan himself. Then whoever changed God's set times and laws, can they be called someone who follows God? Then, if we're not following God, who is opposite of God? You do the math.
Then who is to tell God's people about the true path of God? In Micah it says "HE will teach us his ways...
["Indeed, of Zion it will be said, "This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her."] Psalm 87:5
The Most High himself, God Almighty, will establish Zion in the last days.
Zion is where God's people can receive Salvation. That is why Christ MUST be prophesied to appear again to establish Zion and bring us Salvation..
["So Christ was sacrificed once to bear the sins of many people and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring Salvation to those who are waiting for him."] Hebrews 9:28
When will this happen? The last days.
Church of God World Mission Society keeps all of the feasts of God according to their appointed times. This is the path that God Almighty promised to set for us. Then who is it that established the Church of God? If Church of God keeps the feast of God then it can be also referred to as, Mount Zion, the city of God's festivals.
Zion will be established by who? The Most High Himself.
Christ Ahnsahnghong established the Church of God in 1964, according to the Bible this means we are living in the last days. God's temple has been established. The paths of God have been revived and the way to receive Salvation has been revealed. Without Christ coming again we would not know how to truly follow God and would still be wandering around in circles, bouncing from Church to Church searching for the correct way to live our life of faith.
This is why God had to come again.
Many people believe that when Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago, the law was completely abolished and we no longer have to follow it.
However, Jesus Christ even said:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished." Matt 5:17
The Law consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. These are referred to as the Pentateuch and they are Moses' Law.
The Prophets are from Joshua to Malachi, the remainder of the Old Testament.
**Therefore Christ said, I have not come to abolish the Old Testament, I came to fulfill it.
"The Law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming - not the realities themselves." Hebrews 10:1
Many believe that since Christ came, the law in and of itself was abolished because he died on the Cross. However just as there was Moses' law, so there is also the Law of Christ..
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Gal 6:2
Then, when Christ came, what kind of law did he tell us to keep?
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Jn 13:34
"This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world." 1 Jn 5:2-4
"If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love." Jn 15:10
"I have set you an example that you must do as I have done for you.." Jn 13:15
By keeping the commands of God we come to show love towards one another and also love towards God. Then let's see the example that Christ set for us in terms of following God's law.
"He went to Nazareth where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day, he went into the synagogue, as was his custom." Lk 4:16
Did Christ really need to attend worship services? He is God. However this was his custom because he was setting it to be an example for who? For us, to make it our custom.
Example One: Jesus worshiped on the Sabbath Day - the seventh day of the week (Ex 20:8) - which is Saturday.
Does Jesus need the forgiveness of sins? "But God demonstrates his own love for us: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Ro 5:8
"..My appointed time is near I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house....while they were eating Jesus took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying, "take and eat this is my body". Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them saying, "Drink from it all of you this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Example 2: Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples, the New Covenant way (bread and wine = body and blood) which gives us the forgiveness of sins.
And just as Christ set the example, his disciples followed.
Apostle Paul wrote: "I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus on the night he was betrayed (Passover) took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way he took the cup.." 1 Cor 11:23-25
Do it in remembrance means to keep the Passover feast at it's appointed time, just as Christ set the example of doing so when he waited for the hour to come.
"For Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival." 1 Cor 5:7-8
"The Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the First month." Lev 23:5
When Christ came, the law of keeping the Passover was not abolished, rather, it was fulfilled. In the time of the Old Testament the Passover was kept with the slaughtering of a lamb. When Christ came, he became the Passover lamb and died for the sins of the world.
This is fulfillment of the law; it was not abolished.
In the same way, The Sabbath day is not kept the same as it was in the Old Testament times. People were stoned to death for desecrating it and had to offer up many different sacrifices. (Ex 31:12; Num 28:9; Lev 24:5)
When Christ came the way of worship changed.
Somewhere along the line someone must have confused the words WAY and DAY.
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship in Spirit and in Truth." Jn 4:23
Clearly the Bible shows us the difference between Moses' Law and Christ's Law. This is why Christ said the Law will not be abolished, it will be fulfilled. The basis of the Law of Christ, is Love. But the most important thing to understand is the difference between the Love that we know, and God's love.
God's Love is eternal life. God wants to cleanse us and make us holy, so that we can enter eternal life. This is the purpose of the Law of Christ. Without Christ coming, we wouldn't be able be made into perfect beings through the ways of the Old Testament sacrifices of animals.
"But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." Hebrews 10:3
That is why we must receive the Blood of Christ, so that our sins can be forgiven; This can only be done through the Feast of the Passover, which has been brought back to us by our Savior, Second Coming Christ, as prophesied, Christ Ahnsahnghong.
"I know this his command leads to eternal life." Jn 12:50
(Refer to the previous blog concerning the change of the Law "Delight in the law of Ahnsahnghong...For what?)
What is the purpose of God's law?
I always used to say "I don't need church to follow God, I worship God in my own way."
I'm sure many have felt the same way.
I never quite understood what the purpose was to attending church and the only answer I had every received to my questions were "this is the way to worship God."
Fair enough, but does God just want to see who will worship him and sing and dance? Is that the purpose to keeping God's law?
Why did God give us a law to follow?
In the time of the Old Testament, the people had to follow the law of Moses in order to be cleansed of their sins. Without the law they would die from sin. However, in the time of Moses, the law was imperfect, that is why the scriptures say,
"If perfection could have been obtained through the levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?" HEB 7:11
In the time of the Old testament, the temple was under the authority of the High priest Aaron and his sons (the levitical priesthood). At this time, in order to atone for the sins of the people, they would offer up burnt sacrifices to God (animal sacrifices). The priests themselves had to be atoned for their sins because they themselves were imperfect beings. Therefore, the law was imperfect.
However, the Bible states that another priest had to come, in the order of Melchizedek. What is the purpose of the new priest?
To bring perfection to the law.
"Where Jesus, who went before us, became a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." HEB 6:20
"Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant." HEB 7:22
In order for the people to be atoned for their sins in the time of the Old Testament, they had to constantly offer up burnt sacrifices to God for every sin they committed. I don't know about you, but I can't afford that many lambs per week.
This is why Christ came.
"Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself." HEB 7:27
"You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you." Romans 8:8
If you notice, this verse is conditional. If we have the Spirit of God in us, we are no longer controlled by the sinful nature. ("Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God" v.8)
However, if we do not have the Spirit of God in us, we are still in fact living under the control of our sin and therefore cannot please God.
"Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation.....because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." 8:12-14
"Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of Promise." GAL 4:28
And what is that promise?
"And this is what he promised us - even eternal life." 1 JN 2:25
Therefore, if we have the Spirit of God in us we become the children of promise, which is the gift of eternal life.
2000 years ago, Christ came as the example of a Son in order to show us how to be true sons of God.
"I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." JN 13:15
"This is the one who came by water and blood - Jesus Christ." 1 JN 5:6
"For there are three that testify: The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood, and the three are in agreement." v. 7
"And this water symbolizes baptism." 1 Peter 3:21
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.." Eph 1:7
"For my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink." Jn 6:55
In order for us to walk in accordance with the Spirit and receive the Spirit of God, we must first be baptized and then cleansed by the blood of Christ. However, Christ said that his blood is real drink. Then in order to have the Spirit within us we have to receive the blood of Christ. How?
As we know, 3500 years ago the people were cleansed through the blood of the animal sacrifices, however, we are cleansed through the blood of Christ's sacrifice.
"For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the festival, not with the old yeast.." 1 Cor 5:7
"When the hour came Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer...He took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it them saying, "take and eat this is my body".. In the same way he took the cup saying, this cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you." LK 22:14-20
Through the feast of the Passover, we receive the promise of Christ's blood. This is the New Covenant Promise that he brought us when he came as High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Through this Promise, we receive eternal life and become the sons of God. Only the sons of God are given the promise of eternal life, they are children of Promise.
That is why the Bible says, IF we receive the Spirit. We must first receive the Passover to be called sons of God.
"He said to me: It is done, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son." Rev 21:6
God's sons will receive the free gift of the water of life in the last days. According to the BIble, who is giving us the free gift of the water of life? In 21:6 it says God will.
"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!". And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Rev 22:17
Without the Spirit we have no life and we cannot be called sons of God and therefore still live by sin. The Spirit is God our Father. Then the bride, is God our Mother.
"I saw the Holy City the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride..."21:2
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and She is our Mother.....Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise." Gal 4:26-28
Then what is so important about the Law?
"So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Gal 3:24
Without the Law we wouldn't know who Christ is. In the last days, Christ is both our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother. We know this because they brought back the law that leads us to life. Without knowing that the Passover gives eternal life and that we must be baptized just as Christ was, how could we be called sons of God?
Would we know this simply by reading the word on our own and following God on our own terms?
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?" Romans 10:14-15
How could we know about the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, without someone preaching it to us. And how could we posssibly preach it unless Christ sent us to preach this good news.
"Come, follow me, Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Matt 4:19
Just as Christ sent out his disciples 2000 years ago to preach his word. So in the last days, The Spirit and the Bride have come to this earth and have sent the Church of God World Mission society to preach the news of Salvation given to us by the New Covenant, brought by the blood of Christ, the Passover.
"So then the law is holy, and the command is holy, righteous, and good." Romans 7:12
Because Christ came as our High priest, the law is perfect and God's commands for us leads us to eternal life. The law was created for us to be made perfect sons of God, because it has led us to Christ who testified to come again to bring us Salvation (Hebrews 9:28)
It has come to my attention that many people today do not believe in the holy trinity, which is God the Father (Jehovah), God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit; all the same one God.
Whether this statement is true or not can only be determined by the Word of God.
Everything that God created on this earth can also help us to understand God...
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen being understood through what has been made so that men are without excuse" Romans 1:19
Let's think about the chemical compound H2O.
In its liquid form, we know H20 as water.
If we were to take this liquid and freeze it, it becomes a solid called ice.
At this time, when H20 is changed from liquid to solid, does the chemical composition change? Even though the name and the form changes, the chemical composition is still H2O.
Then what about if we were to take the ice and boil it. It turns to a gas state and becomes vapor. Does it change from H2O to H2O2?
No, it remains H2O even though it once again changed its form and name.
In the same way, we can understand God's administration.
According to the Bible, God the Father (Jehovah) came in the flesh as the Son (Jesus) and is also the Holy Spirit (New Name).
Many believe this to be three different entities, however, according to the word of God this is all the same one God.
Let's first confirm that Jesus Christ is Jehovah God.
[ "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The Zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this." ] ISA 9:6
At this time Isaiah the prophet is testifying of something that will take place in the future, we call this a prophecy. In this prophecy, a child/son is going to be a born, but this won't be any ordinary child, he will be given great titles.
This child will be called Mighty God and Everlasting Father.
HMM, in the time of Isaiah, who is his God? Jehovah God.
However, he is stating that this child that will be born will IN FACT be Mighty God, will be Everlasting Father.
Would Isaiah be calling anyone other than Jehovah God Mighty God or Everlasting Father?
If he were referring to anyone other than Jehovah, his book would not even be a part of the Bible.
This prophecy is about the only Mighty God, the only Everlasting Father, Jehovah God, coming as a son/ a child, to be born into this world.
Then how will we know that Jehovah God has come in the flesh? What will be the sign in which we know that Jehovah God has been born as a child? I'm sure many children were born during the time that Isaiah prophesied this up until it was fulfilled.
"He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom.."
This child that will be born, will reign on David's throne. This is the sign in which we will be able to tell when Jehovah God has come in the flesh as a child. Then, lets see the fulfillment of this prophecy.
[ "You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." ] LK 1:31
Here in Luke, Mary is told that she is going to have a child. This Child will be given the name Jesus and he will reign on David's throne.
Who must come as a child/son to reign on David's throne?
According to Isaiah Jehovah God must fulfill this. Then, when Jehovah God came in the flesh as a son, though his role and his name changed, He is still the same one God Almighty.
Referring back to Isa 9:6.
Many believe that Jesus Christ is merely the Son of God. However, this is a misunderstanding of what the Word of God says.
According to Isaiah's prophecy, this child/son will be given the title of Everlasting Father. Though he had to be born as a child, a son, he is still the Everlasting Father. We know this because he came as the one to reign on David's throne. This is the sign in which Jehovah God has come to this earth in the flesh.
Now, Let's see more testimony to confirm that Jesus Christ is Jehovah God.
Apostle Paul walked with Christ and believed and testified to the fact that he was God Almighty in the flesh:
[ "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross!" ]
Apostle Paul testified that Jesus Christ was in VERY NATURE, God. No one can be in very nature anyone other than them self. Then what about God? Can anyone other than God be in very nature God? Certainly not. To be in very nature means to be him. He said, even though he was found in appearance as a man, he was merely made in human "likeness". Though he had every characteristic of a man, Apostle Paul testified that Jesus Christ was over ,God.
[ "Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised, Amen!" ] RO 9:5
Apostle Paul stated that even though we can trace the ancestry of Christ, because he was given birth, in the flesh, he is still without a doubt, God over all.
Then let's see according to God's creation work that Jesus is Jehovah God.
[ "This is what the Lord says, your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am the Lord, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself." ] ISA 44:24
When else did he say this? If we turn to the New Testament we can see:
[ "For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him." ] COL 1:16
This verse is referring to Jesus Christ yet says by HIM all things were created. However, we know that it is Jehovah God who alone stretched out the heavens and made the earth.
If Jesus were merely the Son of God, the Bible would not say that Jehovah Alone stretched out the heavens and the earth, because the Bible states that Jesus Christ did this. This is because Jesus Christ is in fact, Jehovah God.
"He is the image of the invisible God.." COL 1:15
Before Christ, we could not see God, no one could look at God or else they would die. So what did God do? God came in the flesh and the image that he took was Jesus Christ.
Now let's see according to God's characteristics that Jesus Christ is in fact Jehovah God.
[ "This is what the Lord says - Israel's King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God." ] ISA 44:6
[ "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God.." ] REV 1:8
[ "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.....I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches:" ] REV 22:12-16
Jehovah God said He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, apart from him there is no God. As Jesus Christ he also said "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last.
If Jesus were not Jehovah God how could he say he is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. There can be only one beginning and only one end. There can be only one first, and only one last. Therefore, Jesus Christ, according to the Word of God IS in fact, Jehovah God.
Then about the Spirit of GOd, can just anyone have God's Spirit?
[ "For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God." ] 2 COR 2:11
No man can tell another man's thoughts. Only the Spirit within us knows the very thoughts that we have. In this same way, no one can know God's Spirit, except for God. Just as our spirit is our very essence. So God's Spirit, is God's very essence. God is holy. Therefore His Spirit is the Holy Spirit.
Clearly the Bible shows us that the trinity is all the same one God, however, many people try to distort the scriptures due to lack of understanding of Bible Prophecy. Even though you just read many testimonies that confirm that the trinity is all one God, others will try to use verses such as Matthew 27:46, going against the belief that Jesus Christ is in fact Jehovah God.
To those who do not understand Bible prophecy, they may have an argument, however, the Bible does not contradict itself and just as we saw that the Bible testifies to Jesus being Jehovah God, there is always a purpose for the scriptures. In order to understand this verse, one must come to realize the prophecies that Christ had to fulfill while here on this earth, in order to prove that he is Jehovah God.
(PLEASE REFER TO THE POST ENTITLED CHRIST AHNSAHNGHONG - THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS to fully understand the prophecy)
I recently ran into someone who was telling me about an art installation they were a part of that involved the process of researching women in the Bible and how poorly they are regarded....
Many people put the Bible to blame for social occurrences in regards to sex. However, though modesty was greatly admired in Biblical times and women weren't heads of the church. They were however, deaconesses and preached the gospel just the same. Nevertheless, we are living in a different time, even according to Bible prophecy:
"The Lord will create a new thing on earth - a woman will surround a man." Jer 31:22
Nowadays we see women rising up, leaving the houses and having big roles in society; gosh one even ran for president!
But where was it stated that these things would happen? In the very place that people blame for shunning women.
Then why is it that things have changed in this way? Is it because women are all of a sudden having a voice and speaking out, or is it because this has all along been God's plan to reveal to us something far greater?
What is the prophecy regarding women of this time? What importance is it to those who follow the Bible?
"Let us rejoice and be glad for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7
In the last days, a bride is mentioned to appear, who is this bride, the wife of the Lamb?
The Lamb in the Bible refers to Christ. (Jn 1:29)
2000 years ago, Christ did not have a bride according to the Bible.
( I would just like to go on record saying that any fiction books written in regards to contradicting this statement were in fact, FICTION, as stated by the author. There is no reference to Jesus Christ having a wife and it certainly was not Mary Magdalene)
HOWEVER, in the last days, the BIBLE DOES in fact say that Christ will have a bride.
"Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" Revelation 19:9
Many question and wonder, why we have yet to hear about the bride.
In Matthew Jesus Christ refers to the Kingdom of heaven as a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. (Matt 22:1) In this parable, everything that has to do with a wedding is mentioned except for one very important aspect; the bride.
In a wedding, who is the very last one to appear? THE BRIDE
In the same way, we can come to understand that just as God made weddings take place on this earth, so it is with God's administration.
Jesus Christ did not have a bride at his first coming. However, in the last days, second coming Christ will come and at that moment, his bride will be ready, just as we are preparing to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Then, let's see who the bride is.
"One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God." (Rev 21:9-10)
When John was given the revelation of who the bride was, the angel took him in spirit and showed in the Holy City Jerusalem descending from the kingdom of heaven. Then, clearly, he was not looking at a physical city on this earth, because it was coming down from the kingdom of heaven.
Jerusalem, coming down from heaven, represents the bride.
Then according to the Bible, what is our relation to the Holy City Jerusalem that is coming from heaven?
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother." Galatians 4:26
I'm sorry, you're going to have to repeat that....
"But the Jerusalem that is above (kingdom of heaven) is free and she is our MOTHER." Galatians 4:26
Oh, that's what I thought you said.
Why are we blessed if we are invited to the wedding banquet?
"I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." (Rev 21:2)
Let's think about it for a second. When Jesus told us to pray to God in heaven, he said pray to "Our Father" (Matt 6:9).
Then that makes us God's children.
This, is an incomplete family. God is perfection. Would God's family be an incomplete family? I highly doubt it. In fact, those who are invited to the wedding, which means, those who come to heavenly Mother, they receive a very special promise:
"Now you brothers like Isaac, are children of Promise." (Galatians 4:28)
What is this promise?
"And this is what he promised us - even eternal life." (1 John 2:25)
The promise of God is the gift of eternal life. However, this promise is given to the children of not just God the Father, but also God the Mother. That is why, in the last days, who is calling us to give us eternal life?
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." (Rev 22:17)
The very last words of the Bible state that the Spirit and the Bride are giving the free gift of the water of life. The water of life, is eternal life (John 4:14)
By going to the Spirit and the Bride, we become a part of a complete family, a perfect family, a heavenly family; receiving the free gift of eternal life and the ability to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the Bible highly regards women, in fact, so high that God Almighty, the MOST HIGH is not only our Father, but also our Mother. This is what people have been waiting for isn't it? How can this be hard to accept, "Let us rejoice and be glad!" we have a heavenly Mother who is calling us to give us Eternal Life.