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.
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani" - which means "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46
Jesus Christ spoke these words right before he died on the Cross. Why did he speak these words? If He is God Almighty, why did Jesus Christ say, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"
To those who do not understand the Bible, they argue that this is because Jesus Christ is not God. However, to those who understand that the Bible is a book of prophecy, there is a reason why Christ spoke these words. Without understanding the Bible, it may seem as though it is a contradiction to Christ's claims that He and the Father are one (Jn 10:30)
In order to understand this, we must first turn to the prophecy of Jehovah coming to this world in the flesh, through the prophet Isaiah:
"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 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 9:6-7
Isaiah prophesied that a child would be born, a son would be given and he would have the Titles of Everlasting Father and Mighty God. At this time, who is Isaiah's God? Jehovah God. Would he call anyone else Mighty God or Everlasting Father? Absolutely not.
This prophecy is about Jehovah God coming in the flesh as a son, born as a child. Then, what is the sign that Jehovah God is the child born? I'm sure many children were born after the time this prophecy was given, however, it also says, he will be given the throne of David.
Then, who fulfilled 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.." Luke 1:31
When Jehovah God came in the flesh, he came as Jesus Christ, we know this because he came as prophetical King David. Then he must fulfill the prophetical points of King David....
King David wrote the book of Psalms... let's understand what it is that Jesus fulfilled, coming as the prophetical King David.
PSALM 22:1-18 A Psalm of David
[ My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?.....all who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:..Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.]
These words were written by King David during his reign. However, when we read the words and come to understand the reign of King David, they do not match. King David was very favored by God and loved by the People. He wasn't mocked, as he was King and could not be, and his hands and feet were never pierced; he died a peaceful death and was buried (1 Kings 2:10). They never tore his garments or cast lots for his clothing.
Then why did David speak these words? What was the purpose? Who's hands and feet were pierced? Who was mocked and spit on?
"When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots." Matt 27:35
"Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads...Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!" Matt 27:39-40
"But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. ...These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken," Jn 19:33-36
Everything that happened to Jesus Christ when being crucified on the cross had already been written by King David. None of the things that David spoke happened to David, rather they happened to who? Jesus Christ.
Then why did Jesus say, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?".
Without saying these words, prophecy would not be fulfilled in his coming as the prophetical King David. This was the sign in order for people to know that Jehovah God came in the flesh. To the very death of Christ, he fulfilled all of the prophecies written in the Old Testament..
"He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms." Lk 24:44
So the next time someone tries to argue that Jesus Christ is not Jehovah God in the flesh because he stated those words, we can easily confirm through the Bible that these very words PROVE that Jesus Christ, IS GOD.
Without knowing Biblical prophecy how can anyone understand who God is?
The Bible does not contradict itself though many people claim that it does.
"His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:16
As the Bible shows us who Jesus Christ truly is, so the Scriptures also confirm the prophecies concerning second Coming Christ. However, without fully understanding that the Bible is a book of prophecy, the scriptures can be misunderstood. (2 Peter 1:19)
Just as the Old Testament confirms that Jesus Christ is God Almighty, so the entire 66 books of the Bible prove to us that Christ Ahnsahnghong has come as Second Coming Christ fulfilling all of the prophecies concerning Jesus' second Coming. Without fully studying the Prophecies in the Scriptures we may come to misunderstand this and not realize who our Savior is in this age, just as those who didn't recognize Jesus 2000 years ago as Jehovah God in the flesh.
"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book." Revelation 22:7
"He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come Lord Jesus." Revelation 22:20
"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 6:53-54
2000 years ago Jesus Christ proclaimed that whoever did not eat his flesh and drink his blood would not receive eternal life.
These words are written in the Bible, yet, how many people teach that merely believing in Christ gives us Salvation?
Every single church I've ever been to has taught me that If i firmly believe in Christ Jesus and accept him in my heart I will be saved. Well if I were to do that then I would also most likely have to listen when he says to me "I tell you the truth".
Then, being that this statement is conditional, if I do not find a way to receive his flesh and blood, I have no eternal life, no matter how much I believe. That is why it is written...
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matt 7:21
Then what is the Will of our Father in heaven?
"Eat it in haste; it is the Lord's Passover." Ex 12:11
"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord, a lasting ordinance v.14
That is why Jesus kept the Festival of the Passover. However, in the time of Exodus the Passover was kept with the slaughtering of a lamb and placing the blood on the door frames..... is this how Jesus kept it?
"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." Lk 22:14-15
Why was Jesus so eager to eat the Passover?
"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." Matt 26:26-28
On the night of the Passover, Jesus Christ gave his disciples his body and blood. What was he actually giving them? Just some bread and wine? Why wasn't it a lamb?
Remember, "I tell you the truth..whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life...for my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink." Jn 6:53-55
On the night of the Passover, Christ eagerly desired to eat the Passover feast with his disciples, because through the bread and wine of the New Covenant feast they are able to receive eternal life; With the real bread and real wine that becomes the body and blood of Christ.
How does bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ?
By our own powers, this is impossible. It is by God's word that this bread and wine becomes his body and blood. Then, why did Jesus Christ wait until the hour to come?
The Passover has an appointed time according to God's word. "The Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month." Lev 23:5
Many people believe that the Passover is a Jewish holiday and that Communion and Eucharist are the Christian way to receive the body and blood of Christ.
This belief is false.
The time of the Passover did not change from the Old Testament to the New Testament, the only thing that changed was the promise given through it. In the time of the Old Testament eternal life was not granted, they were freed from slavery from Egypt and escaped physical death through the Passover. (Exodus 12)
Christ's disciples were not in physical slavery when he kept the Passover with them, however, what about spiritually?
"Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin." Matt 8:34
who are the sinners?
"For the wages of sin is death.." Romans 6:23
Anyone who has to face death automatically has sin in them, for the payment of our sin is death.
Then, though we are not physically in slavery, spiritually, we are enslaved to sin.
The New Covenant Passover must still be kept at its appointed time as God commanded, however, this time, through the body and blood of Christ, we are granted freedom from death so that we may enter eternal life.
If this bread and wine is taken at any time does it have God's promise?
"For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself." 1 Corinthians 11:29
"There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day." Jn 12:48
Jesus spoke the words of eternal life, which is the promise of the Passover feast.
However, if we think about it, what church nowadays keeps the New Covenant Passover? Then we will all be drinking judgment on ourselves and still be living in slavery of sin and death....
"So Christ was sacrificed once to take away 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
The purpose of Christ coming again to this earth, a second time, is to bring us Salvation.
What is Salvation? If it were just believing in Chris there would be no reason for Christ to come again. However, as we learned through the Scriptures, salvation is found through the Passover. Christ must come again because as we also know, the Passover is non-existent in churches nowadays. Rather eucharist and communion are being kept, both of which are teachings instituted by men, not by God.
Christ Ahnsahnghong came to this earth to bring us the feast of the Passover. The Church of God World Mission Society keeps the Passover because this is a true teaching of Christ. Without the Passover we have no life in us. Just as Christ kept the Passover, so his disciples passed on the very same teachings to the church of God in the Apostolic ages...
"For Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival." 1 Corinthians 5:7
And so we pass this on to you, as a true teaching of Christ, which has been brought back to us, in the last days by the second coming of Christ, Ahnsahnghong.
Why did God give us the scriptures of the Bible?
Some people see the Bible as a moral guide to life, others see it as merely a "religious" book that continuously shows up on the best seller list.
Was that God's plan, to produce a bestseller?
"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body." Proverbs 4:20-23
The very words that God speaks are life to our souls. Then why is God's word so important to us? Without the word of God we would not know how to have eternal life.
This life is given to those who find the words of God. How can we find the words of God, and how can we find life through them?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning...In him was life, and that life was the light of men." John 1:1-4
Who is this verse speaking about? "The true light, that gives light to every man was coming into the world." v. 9
Who came into the world to give us life, as the light of men, being the very Word of God?
"..grace and truth came through Jesus Christ." v.17
When God came into this world, in the flesh 2000 years ago, he came as the light of men, and as the very Word of God.
However, at that time, Jesus Christ was not very warmly received. Why was that? the Old Testament scriptures testified of Jehovah God coming in the flesh as a son (Isa 9:6) and this son would fulfill many prophecies of the Old Testament, proving that he is the Christ. This wasn't very easy for many people, even though the scriptures proved that he was God in the flesh. Then what about those who did in fact believe, what did they receive?
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children born not of natural decent , nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God." John 1:12-13
To those who received Christ and believed in his name they were given the right to be children of God.
In the verse in proverbs, God told his sons, his children, to pay attention to his words. What is it that we are paying attention to when we focus on the Word of God?
"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place...Above all you must understand that no prophecy of scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation...men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 2 Peter 1:19-21
In proverbs we were told to pay attention to the Word of God. Here in Peter we can see that the very words of God, the light shining in a dark place, are the prophecies that are given to us through the Scriptures of the Bible.
Then the Bible isn't just merely words that we must live our daily lives by, they are prophecies that we must do well to pay attention to, because these very prophecies are the light of our life, the words of our eternal life.
As we know, when Jesus came 2000 years ago, he was prophesied to come, that is why those who believed in the scriptures, saw him and realized that he was the Christ. The Scriptures state that those who believed in his name, would become worthy of being called sons.
However, we aren't living 2000 years ago anymore, and now we have the New Testament Scriptures, which must have much more prophecy pertaining to our time. Then what does the Bible say in regards to us?
In the time of Jesus Christ, the reason why the disciples were able to have eternal life was because Christ came as the life and the Word of God. Without God coming in the flesh , they would have not been able to receive the words of life from God.
"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 the last days the Spirit and the Bride are calling to give us the water of life.
Hm, this sounds familiar...
2000 years ago Jesus Christ said these very words,
"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." Jn 7:37
Does this mean that God wants to give us a glass of water?
"..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." Jn 4:14
The water that Christ gave, was eternal life. But according to the book of Revelation, who is giving eternal life in the last days?
"The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!"...take the free gift of the water of life."
Well, we know that the water of life is eternal life. Eternal life was given to us by Christ. However, in the last days, the Spirit AND the Bride are giving the same water of life.
SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE???
I think you know where I'm going with this one. So many believe that the bride is the church, but that is the error they have in not understanding the scriptures. If we merely take the scriptures as a moral guide to life, then yes, none of it will make sense and sure, the bride can be the church that is giving eternal life. Can the church give itself eternal life? Can a human being give a human being eternal life?
Doesn't make much sense does it?
That's what happens when we don't "Pay attention" to the words of prophecy.
The disciples were blessed because they believed in the name of Jesus and because of that they were given something very precious...
"He (Jesus) replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them." Matt 13:11
Because the disciples believed in the name of Christ they were given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, which are the very prophecies of the Bible.
What name of Christ must we believe in to receive the same gift? Is it still Jesus Christ?
"I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it known only to him who receives it." Rev 2:17
"; 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
Jesus already testified that he would give us a new name. This name will be given in the age of the Holy Spirit, the age in which the Spirit AND the bride are giving eternal life.....
Then, in order to know the secrets of heaven we have to first believe in the new name. WHat is that new name?
Christ Ahnsahnghong came to this earth and fulfilled every prophecy regarding second coming Christ in the Scriptures. Without the Scriptures we would not know and firmly believe he is God. However, God gave us the scriptures so that we may understand the fulfillment of prophecy.
It wasn't the miracles that Jesus performed that led people to him (if that were the case everyone would have believed, but many shied away), it was the fact that he fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament, that is why even when he testified of himself what did he use?
"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself." Lk 24:27
Think about it, HE is God, did he really need to testify of himself through the scriptures? No, he could have easily moved their minds. But he came as an example set for us, in order for us to understand that the only way to truly see Christ is through the Scriptures of the Bible. Many can proclaim they are the Christ, but without prophecy fulfillment, there is no proof.
Church of God World Mission Society stands firm in knowing and believing that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother are God, because it is written in the scriptures through numerous prophecies. To post them all at this very moment would be impossible, the only way to truly know it and see it is to read the very words of the Bible that testify about Christ.
The teachers of the law in the Apostolic ages claimed to know the scriptures and even quoted the very passage that stated where Christ would be born, but did they believe in him? No, they didn't, because they didn't trust in the prophecies and in the end what happened? They killed their own God.
We cannot make the same mistakes. Prophecies are being fulfilled to this very day and God gave us these very Scriptures so that we may know how to have life, how to follow God and where to go to seek help from disasters...that is God's promise.
"Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." Amos 3:7
All throughout the Bible God is often referred to as a rock or a stone. If you think about the actual object it can either be very useful or the complete opposite. A rock can cause a great deal of damage or offer a great deal of support. This is why God is so often referred to as a Rock or a stone.
Christ can either be our rock, our foundation, or Christ can be a stone that causes men to stumble.
As it is written:
"See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame." Romans 9:33
"As you come to him, the living Stone - rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him - you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:4-5
Now to you who believe this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,
"A stone that causes men to stumble and a Rock that makes them fall."
They stumble because they disobey the message."
Apostle Paul spoke of Christ in two ways depending on the people in which he was referring to at the time. To some, Christ was a precious stone, a Rock and a foundation for them, however, to others, he was a stumbling stone. What caused them to stumble? Disobedience to the message that Christ gave.
There are two very important things to think about.
1. Where is this stone laid? in ZION
2. What is the message that either causes men to stumble, or gives them life.
"Consequently faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." Romans 10:17
What is the word of Christ?
When Apostle Paul and the other disciples went out into the synagogues and other churches at that time, they went to preach God's word, the word of Christ:
"When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying."
Why would they be jealous?
"Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: 'We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us:
"I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth."
"When they Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed." (Acts 13:45-48)
**At this time when the disciples were preaching the word, they often received persecution from the Jews who rejected the word of God. The word that Apostle Paul and Barnabas were preaching at the time were the words of Eternal Life. These are the very words that the Jews rejected. Being that they rejected this word, what did Christ become to them? He became a stumbling stone. However, to the Gentiles, those who believed the message of eternal life, Christ became their Rock and Salvation.
What is the message of eternal life that Apostle Paul preached? Why would anyone ever reject the words of Eternal Life?
"We do however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began." 1 Cor 2:6-7
The message that he preached refers to a secret wisdom that God did not reveal during their age. Then in what age will it be revealed?
"But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished just as he announced to his servants the prophets." Rev 10:7
Okay, as we all know the book of revelation refers to the very last ages. In this time, the mystery of God will be accomplished.
Then what is this mystery that the Bible is referring to?
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2-3
The mystery is in Christ....but what mystery is there in Christ that we have yet to know about?
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
Ah yes, so Christ refers to the image of God, and apostle Paul stated that this mystery, which is in Christ, has been hidden since time began. Which book refers to the beginning? Genesis. Then lets see, what mystery is in Genesis that helps us to understand the mystery of Christ, the image of God.
"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness.." Gen 1:26
....have we spotted the mystery yet? Look again.
Us - –pronoun
1. the objective case of we
Our - –pronoun
(a form of the possessive case of we used as an attributive adjective)
Who said this?
"Then GOD said,"
From the very beginning God spoke in plural and when creating man, made man in the very image of God. Then what was the product that came from the image of God?
"...Male and Female he created them." Gen 1:27
The message that caused men to stumble that Apostle Paul preached was the word of Christ. Christ, is the image of God. God has not one, but two images. This has been a mystery and was not revealed during the Apostolic ages, but will be revealed in the last days.
Then, in the last days, what is God's image? Just male? Who is the Christ that is giving eternal life?
"I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for 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
In the last days The Spirit AND the Bride are calling us to give us the water of life (eternal life Jn 4:14)
The Spirit, we are familiar with, but, who is the bride?
"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
When John was given the revelation of who the bride was, he was shown the Holy City Jerusalem, however, it wasn't a physical city, because it was coming down out of heaven from God.
Now, remember, the stone was set in Zion.
"The deliverer will come from Zion;" Romans 10:26
Remember, the message that they rejected were the words of eternal life, the message of Christ.
Who is the Christ that will come from Zion in the last days?
"Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals, your eyes will see Jerusalem." Isa 33:20
"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother." Gal 4:26
Stumble yet? I hope not.
This is the message of Christ. Jesus Christ, at the very end of the Bible gave this testimony that in the last days, eternal life, deliverance, will be given from not only God the Father, but also God the Mother. Why is Christ sometimes a stumbling stone in Zion? Because, many people today find it difficult to accept that God is both male and female. Just like 2000 years ago many found it difficult to accept that Jesus Christ was the Messiah prophesied to come. However, this is the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is not revealed to us in the age of the Holy Spirit.
Christ promised to come again. In this age Christ is prophesied to come with a new name and to bring his bride.
"He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it known only to him who receives it." Rev 2:17
Jesus said he will come with a new name.
"Let us rejoice and give him glory, for the wedding of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready." Rev 19:7
the Lamb, is Christ (John 1:29)
Clearly the Bible testifies of our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem, coming in the last days, to give us eternal life.
Everything written in the scriptures teaches us of the mistakes that were made in the past, so that we may learn from them and in turn not make the same ones.(Ro 15:4)
2000 Years ago the rulers of that time rejected the words of Christ and therefore could not enter the kingdom of heaven.
We must not let the mystery of God being both male and female be a stumbling stone, rather embrace this mystery, as the precious stone that has come in these last days to give us freely, the gift of the water of life, eternal salvation.
"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer." Psalm 18:2
Why is second coming Christ from Korea? Wasn't Jesus Christ from the Palestine area?
These two questions come up so frequently and it's very important to understand them. If the Bible testifies that Christ will come again, shouldn't the Bible also tell us where he will come from?
When Jesus Christ was prophesied to come, the Sadducees and Pharisees knew the exact location to which he'd be born... Let's take a look into that prophecy for a moment..
"When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea", they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written.." Matt 2:3-5
This prophecy can be found in Micah 5:2
Two very important points must be understood here:
(1) Aren't these the same people that killed Jesus Christ? YET! they knew from the very scriptures the exact location where the Christ, Jehovah God in the flesh, would be born.
We must not make the same mistake.
(2) The scriptures do in fact let us know the location to which Christ will appear. Then, what about second coming Christ? Many people today believe that Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ prophesied in the Bible, according to the scriptures he has fulfilled. Then what about location. This too should also be found through the scriptures of the Bible.
According Isaiah, this prophet was given the foreknowledge of where Christ would appear. Keep in mind where Isaiah was when he prophesied, in Israel.
"Let us meet together at the place of judgment. Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him...by a path his feet have not traveled before. Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, The Lord, - with the first of them and with the last - I am He." Isa 41:1-4
If we break this verse down we can clearly see the prophecy of second coming christ coming from the East.
- "The place of judgement" - as we know when will judgment occur? In the last days.
- One is stirred up from the East, in righteous service to hand nations over and subdue kings. Who could possibly fulfill this, who carried this through? God said "I, The Lord, with the first of them and the last, I am He."
- God Almighty will be the one to accomplish this prophecy.
- It also says "by a path his feet have not traveled before". This means that when God accomplishes this, the place in the East will be a place that God has yet to come from. Therefore, though many people believe that Jesus Christ will come again to the same location, according to Bible prophecy that is not the case.
Lets see another prophecy of Christ coming from the East.
"I am God and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey ; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose." Isa 46:9-11
It can't be any clearer than this. God is saying that He will send a man to fulfill his purpose. This man will come from the East, at the ends of the earth.
At this time Isaiah is prophesying in Israel. East of Israel, if we are to look on a map, there are several locations that this could be referring to. However, this location must be at the "ends of the earth". Russia is North, India is South, China is Central Asia, and Japan is further than the ends of the earth because it is in the middle of the Sea. Which country is located at the end of the earth to the east? South Korea.
Why did Second Coming Christ Come from South Korea? Because the Bible says so, that's why.
"I say: My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please." Isa 46:10
I've asked several people recently about the Word of God and what their personal feelings are towards it. Majority of the answers I received were that they didn't really understand most of it, and the rest is merely taken as a moral guide to life. I myself before receiving the truth had a similar answer. The Word of God isn't for man's interpretation, in fact, Daniel even prophesied that the exact words of the Bible couldn't possibly be understood until the time of the end....
"But you Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge." Dan 12:4
"He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up until the time of the end." Dan 12:9
Here we see in Daniel that God had already prophesied that the words of the Bible would be closed up and sealed until the time of the end, therefore people will go here and there to increase knowledge, yet never quite understanding what the words of the Bible actually mean.
Hence there are over 38,000 Christian Denominations existing in the world today.(http://christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.htm)
Although many are considered to be insignificant and very small, if you think about it, with only one Bible existing, that number should not even be 2.
What has happened to Christianity? In the Apostolic ages, there was one church existing, which was established by the very teachings of Jesus Christ. This was the Church of God. What were the teachings that these churches followed? If we look to the writings of Apostle Paul, he cared for and tended to each and every Church of God and continued to write letters to them in regards to what they should be practicing and following in order to follow Christ correctly...
"Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it." 1 Cor 10:25-26
"Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ." 1 Cor 11:1
"Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head." 1 Cor 11:4-5
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed (Passover night Matt.26:23), took bread..he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you, do this in remembrance of me." In the same way after supper he took the cup saying, "This cup is the New Covenant in my blood.." 1 Cor 11:23-25
"If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice- nor do the churches of God." 1 Cor 11:16
These are just a few examples of the teachings that Apostle Paul passed on from Christ to the churches of God. However, do Christians today keep these same teachings?
- Women wear veils, men DO NOT cover their heads
- Not abstaining from any type of food sold in the meat market
** In fact I'm sure many of the denominations who claim to follow Christ and the Bible don't follow the teachings correctly, rather they prefer to take the words of the Bible and add their own methods to it.
"He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:16
So then, if the words of the Bible are sealed and being interpreted in various ways, how are we to know how to truly follow God?
There has to be a time when the words will be unsealed.....in the time of the end all of the truths of the Bible will be brought back, but by who?
"Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, "Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?" But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See the Lion of the tribe of Judah, The Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals." Rev 5:1-5
- According to Revelation the seals can only be opened by the Root of David. Well now that we know that I'm sure the next question is... who is the Root of David?
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
- So, Jesus Christ is the offspring of David. But the prophecy says that the scroll will be opened in the time of the end. How is Jesus going to open it? we aren't living 2000 years ago, he isn't walking this earth any longer.....
"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."
This verse lets us know two very important things:
(1) Christ must come again, APPEAR, the same way he did 2000 years ago
(2) He will bring the way to receive salvation.
As of right now I'm sure many people are confused as to how to receive salvation. Many people bounce around from church to church, seeking that "right" one, or are under the impression that by merely believing in Christ we have Salvation. If that were the case, why would Christ have to come again to BRING salvation? According to the scriptures, what is the way to receive Salvation? If we can understand that, then we will be able to recognize the Root of David, Second Coming Christ, who is prophesied to come in the last days.
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." Jn 6:53 .........STOP
Can we merely just believe in Christ???
John 6:53 makes it a bit more conditional. If we don't receive the flesh and blood of Christ, we have no life. (Obviously this means spiritual life)
Then why is it that churches teach to just believe? That isn't what the Bible says.
v. 54 "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
Now, many argue that this is "figuratively" speaking. Well, if that were the case, Jesus Christ wouldn't have continued by saying this:
v. 55 "For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink."
Okay, so the one thing we must do to have eternal life, is receive the flesh and blood of Christ....How?
- As we saw the teachings that Apostle Paul passed on from Christ, on the Passover night, Jesus Christ gave his disciples the bread and wine which became his body and blood. In fact, He even waited for an appointed time to keep this feast.
"When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. Jesus said to them, " I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." Lk 22:14-15
Did he say I eagerly desire to eat communion or eucharist? Where did those terms even come from? The Bible clearly states that Jesus called the New Covenant with his body and blood, the Passover. (v. 19-20)
Now that we can clearly see the Passover is the real food and drink that Christ was referring to when he said that we must receive it to enter eternal life, we can also understand the sign in which the Root of David will give us to know that Christ has come again to bring Salvation.
In 1948 Christ Ahnsahnghong was baptized in accordance with biblical prophecy at the age of 30. He re-established the New Covenant Passover which has been abolished since AD 325 by the Council of Nicaea.
But didn't Jesus Christ say HE was the Root and the Offspring of David? Then wouldn't Jesus himself bring us the Passover?
"Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it...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
Okay so, Jesus Christ says here that he will give us a new name. Then if there is a new name, what is the only name that second coming Christ cannot have? That's right, Jesus (well and Jehovah).
The Church of God has been re-established just as Christ prophesied, bringing back every true teaching of the Bible. Up until this point many have gone to various places to increase in knowledge and seek the truth, that is why there are so very many denominations of Christianity. To all those who believe in Jesus Christ, this is his testimony for the churches. Without Christ Ahnsahnghong coming again to unseal the Words of the Bible we would have never known that there is a way to receive eternal life. Of course we have to believe (Ro 10:9), isn't that a given? The hard part is, believing the Christ that has come again. But I'll state it the same way I have before in previous blogs, How do you think the Jews felt 2000 years ago when they were told that the son of Joseph, their neighbor, the carpenter, Jesus Christ, was in fact the Messiah they were waiting for?
You tell me now it's just by believing in God.
The Mystery of God
“The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the saints…” Colossians 1:26-27
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding , in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whome are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3
“…Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor 4:4
“Then God said Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness..” Gen 1:26
“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
**Have you Spotted the Mystery????
When we think of God, we think of male, our Father who art in heaven. But if you think about it…God is our Father and we are God’s children, is this a complete family?
According to Colossians, the mystery that has been kept hidden will give us the full riches of COMPLETE understanding, and this understanding comes from Christ. When we think of Christ we automatically think of Jesus Christ. However, Christ is defined in the Bible as the image of God.
Then what is the mystery in God’s image?
When God created man God spoke in plural and in God’s image BOTH male and female came out. In the image of God they were created. The male image of Christ appeared 2000 years ago. The female image of Christ isn’t prophesied to come until the last days….
“The Lord will create a new thing on earth- a woman will surround a man.” Jer 31:22
“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautiful dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men. ” Rev. 21:2-3
“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. 21:6-7
God will give His Children the free gift of the water of life in the last days. However, if we see who is actually giving the water of life, is it just God the Father?
“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
Here, the Spirit AND the Bride are giving the water of life. Yet in the previous verse we see that it is God Almighty that gives us the water of life.
“The Spirit gives life..the words I have spoken to you are Spirit and they are life…This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.”
The Spirit is God our Father. Then what about the Bride? In Revelation 21:7 it says that he who overcomes will inherit God’s kingdom as a son of God.
Can a Father have a son by himself? Physically speaking, no, but why did God give us physical Fathers and then have us call Him our Father in heaven? In the family system someone is missing….
“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
The promise that God gives us is eternal life. (1 Jn 2:25) As children of God we are given complete understanding of God’s true image, both male and female. This mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations is revealed to us now, in the age of the Holy Spirit, where our Father and Mother, the Spirit and the Bride are calling us to give us eternal life. Without a Mother physically, there is no life, in the same way, God gave us this understanding so that we may come to realize God’s true nature.
“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 1:19-20
God’s invisible qualities and divine nature are very clear to us, because everything that is given life on this earth cannot merely exist with just the male. The female, the life giver must also be there. From the book of Genesis, the book of creation, God already made it clear that God’s image is both male and female through what God created.
We have not heard of Mother until this age, because now is the time for her to be revealed. The prophecies of the book of Revelation are being fulfilled now and God is revealing to us every Mystery of the Bible. We must go to the Spirit and the Bride to receive eternal life, this is how we know we can come to inherit the Kingdom of heaven as true children of God.
The Spirit and the Bride are calling us to “Come” and receive life!
"A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath." Rev. 14:9-10
Many have heard of the mark of beast (Satan) and fear it, yet not fully understanding what the mark of the beast actually is. Without knowing what it is how can we know how to stay away from it? According to the Bible there are two signs that we can receive. The signs from God and the sign of the Beast. Which would you prefer?
Yes, we all want the signs from God. Then in order to know what the mark of the beast is, we must first understand what the sign is that God is giving, therefore whatever does not match up to God's way cannot be a sign of God, rather a sign of Satan.
"For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough." 1 Cor 11:4
Pop Quiz: Is this verse speaking about one Jesus or two?
If you answered two you are correct.
Apostle Paul, speaking to the church of Corinth warned them of the distinction between A Jesus and The Jesus. Obviously, the one we must follow is THE one and only Jesus. However, many tend to take the very name of Jesus and add other teachings claiming to be following Christ, yet not actually following the teachings that Christ gave us.... but what does the Bible say about that?
"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book." Rev 22:18-19
Then we know, not one word can be added or taken away from the word of God. Then with knowing this, what are the teachings of A Jesus compared to the teachings of The Jesus in the Bible?
- Kept the Sabbath day (Saturday the 7th day of the week) (Luke 4:16) ; as well as his apostles (Acts 17:2)
- Celebrated the Passover (Matt. 26:17, Luke 22:13, and his disciples 1 Cor 11:23)
- Commanded Baptism in all three names(not titles) and to teach the commands of God (Matt.28:18)
- Women should wear veils during service and prayer (1 Cor. 11:5)
Importance of Sabbath and Passover:
Sabbath - "Keep my Sabbaths holy that they may be a sign between us." Ezekiel 20:20
Passover - "This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that the law of the Lord is to be on your lips." (Ex 13:9)
- "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord, a lasting ordinace." (Ex 12:14)
** Both the Passover and the Sabbath, teachings that Christ himself passed on to His disciples are a sign between us and God. These are the mark of God. A sign on our hands and foreheads, and must be kept as a lasting ordinance, meaning it never ends.
These are the teachings of THE JEsus.
If every single person that claims to believe and follow Jesus kept these teachings, there wouldn't be any other denominations of Christianity.
HOWEVER, there are approximately 850 deoniminations. Are these churches following The Jesus, or A Jesus?
- Sunday Worship
origin: " Constantine treated Christianity as the favored though not yet the official religion of the Empire...It is important to understand Constantine's previous religion , the worship of the Unconquered Sun. ..Constantine continued to identify the sun with the Christian God in some way...When in AD 321 Constantine made the first day of the week a holiday, he called it 'the venerable day of the Sun' (Sunday)." ("The History of Christianity" p. 140)
- Those who call on Jesus nowadays, yet worship on Sunday, are they following A Jesus or The Jesus?
- The Jesus worshiped on the Sabbath day.
origin: Council of Nicea AD 325, Passover (Pasch) changed to Roman Customs: "We also send you the good news of the settlement concerning the holy pasch, namely that in answer to your prayers this question also has been resolved. All the brethren in the East who have hitherto followed the Jewish practice will henceforth observe the custom of the Romans and of yourselves and of all of us who from ancient times have kept Easter together with you". (http://www.piar.hu/councils/ecum01.htm)
Many churches baptize in the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, 2000 years ago Jesus CHrist said to baptize in the NAME of the Father (Jehovah), NAME of the Son (Jesus), and the NAME of the Holy Spirit (prophesied to come with new name in Rev. 3:12) ....upon which the one being baptized must then learn everything Jesus Christ commanded.
----can an infant learn the commands of God? No.
Then why do so many churches baptize at birth?
----Can those who follow 'A Jesus' possibly teach the commands of God if they aren't keeping them themselves?
Then why do they claim to know God?
What happened within Christianity that people are following traditions of men, rather than the teachings of Christ? Who is it that they are following?
"He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws." (Daniel 7:25)
Who speaks against the Most High, God Almighty? Satan does.
Who changed God's set times and laws throughout history? Roman Emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicea.
What is it to have the mark of the beast?
The Signs between us and God are the Passover and Sabbath day (7th day). When the Bible refers to the image of the beast and his mark, what exactly is it referring to?
If Passover and Sabbath are signs of God, then what are the signs of the beast?
Sunday worship and communion do not exist in the Bible, these were changed despite the very distinct warning that God gave us at the very end of the Bible. Do these teachings come from God?
"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 Cor 11:13-15)
2000 years ago Christ came to this earth and gave us the very teachings that we must know in order to truly follow God and enter the Kingdom of heaven. These are the teachings that exist in the Bible. However, Satan has deceived many by masquerading as an apostle of light and teaching false doctrines that lead only to destruction.
“I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.” (Gal 1:11-12)
- Apostle Paul when he preached the gospel, what was it that he was preaching?
o Passover (1 Cor 11:23)
o His custom was to keep the Sabbath day holy (Acts 17:2)
So then we can see clearly. Though many think the mark of the beast will be some distinct sign visible to the eye, that isn’t the case. Just as God’s signs for us are shown through the commands of God that we keep, so the mark of the beast is shown through following the teachings of men.
“Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor me with their lips but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’
“You have let go of the commands of God and are holding onto the traditions of men.” (Mark 7:6-8)
We are living in a time that many who claim to follow God are merely following traditions and rules of men. These teachings are not signs from God;
“Her priests do violence within her. Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths so that I am profaned among them. “
God gives us the Sabbath day so that we may receive rest, blessings, and holiness. The Passover was given to us in order for us to be forgiven of our sins and receive eternal life. Although many teach that the day of worship doesn’t really matter, and we can have the body and blood of Christ whenever we want, these teachings are wrong. It is because of these misconceptions that God’s wrath will be poured out on those who have denied the signs that God has given us.
That is why God prophesied to come again, to bring back every true teaching of the Bible that we may follow in God's paths and avoid receiving the mark of the beast.
"In the last days,...the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established.. He will teach us His ways so that we may walk in His paths.." (Micah 4:1-2)
Christ Ahnsahnghong came back as the second coming Christ to establish the Church of God that we may know the true path we must follow in order to be given eternal life in these last days.
The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?"
He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them." (Matt 13:10-11)
2000 years ago, it wasn't everyone that was able to understand the way to the kingdom of heaven, but only the faithful followers of Christ, his disciples. The Bible and all of the prophecies existing within are written in parables.. then in order to know the secrets of God's word, one must be a disciple of Christ. Then how is it that the disciples came to be called disciples of Christ 2000 years ago? And does it differ nowadays?
Many people have their own interpretations and variations in regards to what the Bible actually means. In the book of Revelation, there are prophecies regarding the last days that many theorists have attempted to understand, yet no one has come to a unified agreemant on what it actually means...However, the Bible does say:
"Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7)
In order to understand how to become a servant of God, we must first see through the example of the disciples of Jesus Christ..
What did they do in order to be called his disciples?
Jesus said: "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven" (Matt 10:32)
- The first thing that distinguished the difference between disciples of Christ and others at that time was the fact that they acknowledged that He was, in fact the Christ.
Then, how to become a disciple of Christ:
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, therefore go and make discples 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 28:18-20)
- After baptism the disciples were taught every command they must know in order to preach the good news to the people.
"..to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God" (Romans 15:16)
What is the gospel they were taught to proclaim?
"He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant" (2 Corinthians 3:6)
Then, the gospel of God is the New Covenant....what's the New Covenant that the disciples were taught to go and preach?
And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you.."...And he took bread gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, "This is my body.." 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)
- Jesus Christ ordered only his disciples to make preparations for the Passover (Matt 26:17), he kept the Passover with them and then commanded them to go and make disciples, baptizing them and preaching to them the gospel, the New Covenant, which is Christ's body and blood through the Passover.
- To his disciples, Christ gave the Passover and commanded that all nations be made disciples, so that they may receive the same blessing. Then what it is that the Passover promises that Christ commanded them to make all nations disciples as well?
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth..whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has Eternal Life and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:53)
-The New Covenant Passover, gives the disciples of Christ, the promise of Eternal Life.
- Then what about today? In order to become a disciple 2000 years ago, first and foremost, they had to acknowledge Christ...
"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 prophecy of the Bible states that the Spirit and the Bride are calling to give eternal life. Who are the Spirit and the Bride?
Hebrews 9:28 "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."
Revelation 3:12-13 "..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 refers to second Coming Christ that is to come in the last days....then what about the Bride
"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)
-The Bride is the Holy City Jerusalem prophesied to come down out of heaven in the last days.... is a physical city going to come shooting out of heaven onto this earth? highly unlikely, just as Christ wasn't actually a lamb.
"But the Jerusalem that is above(heaven) is free and She is our Mother." (Gal 4:26)
Up until this point, this prophecy has remained a mystery in the Bible. Heavenly Mother is the female Christ prophesied to come to this earth in the last days. In order to be a disciple of God, we must first acknowledge Christ. Both Father and Mother.
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:2-3)
Many people think that Christ can only be Jesus Christ, however, it's important to understand what Christ means in the BIble:
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Cor 4:4)
- Christ is the image of God. Then what is God's image? We can see this through God's creation work.
" Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness.." (Gen 1:26)
- God created mankind in God's image, as if God made a copy and mankind came to be... then what came out?
"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)
- God spoke in plural during the creation of man because not only male came out when God created mankind. Woman came out as well, in the female image of God. As we saw in Colossians... there is a mystery which is in Christ. Christ means the image of God. The male image of God is not a mystery, we know that Jesus Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago. The mystery lies in the female image of God, who is prophesied to come in the last days. The Bride, Holy City, New Jerusalem, is Our Heavenly Mother, female Christ.
** Therefore, in order to be a discple of Christ in the last days, we must first acknowledge the existence of, not only second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong, but also Heavenly Mother, New Jerusalem.
The Church of God preaches the same gospel that the discples preached 2000 years ago. The Passover, the New Covenant. The same Passover that Jesus Christ brought, which gave his disciples eternal life, is the same Passover that the Spirit and the Bride are giving in the last days to give their disciples eternal life.
Once we acknowledge Christ, in order to become a disciple we must be baptized in all three names: (Matt 28:18)
Father - Jehovah
Son - Jesus
Holy Spirit - (new name Rev. 3:12) Christ Ahnsahnghong
and then taught everything God commanded.
God commanded us to keep the Sabbath day, not Sunday (Exodus 20:8)
God gave us the Passover, not communion (Matt 26:17-28)
** These are the teachings of Christ that are taught to the true disciples in these last days. Just as it was 2000 years ago, Jesus gave the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven to his disciples. So it is in this age. We are now living in the age of the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit and the Bride are giving us eternal life. In the time of Jesus Christ it wasn't easy for the people to accept that He was God in the flesh, that is why the disciples were blessed for first acknowledging Christ. In the same way, the Spirit and the Bride have come to this earth to give eternal life, however many find it difficult to accept Elohim God as Christ. But we musn't make the same mistake people did 2000 years ago. Those who didn't receive Christ couldn't see the kingdom of heaven, then what about now?
"And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." (Matt 12:31-32)
- Jesus said this, because the age to come according to Revelation is the age of the Holy Spirit. If we think about it logically for a second, if Christ weren't coming in the flesh in the age of the Holy Spirit, what exactly would we have to blaspheme or speak against? Would people really go around saying, "Man you know what, I can't take the Holy Spirit, being all invisible and Spirit like...."
......I'm sure you see my point. There is nothing to blaspheme if it's simply Spirit. But if Christ comes again, the same persecution comes about just as it did 2000 years ago when people didn't want to accept Jesus Christ. However, He said that those who spoke against him would be forgiven. Those who speak against the Holy Spirit, second Coming Christ on the other hand, will not be. The Holy Spirit age is the final age of the Bible. And in this age it isn't just God the Father who is giving eternal life; Life is coming from our Heavenly Mother.
- Now the gospel is being preached throughout the whole world, by the Church of God World Mission Society. The same gospel that the disciples preached, the New Covenant Passover, which Christ Ahnsahnghong brought back in order for us to be baptized in all three names and made disciples of. We must acknowledge Christ in these last days who is seeking for "all nations" to be made disciples, in order to be able to enter the kingdom of heaven and receive the "knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven". (Matt 13:10-11)
The textbook definition refers to Love as the tender, passionate feeling one may have toward another person. Since the beginning of time humans have searched for Love, found love, lost love, given up on love, and found it once again. This is the typical cycle that many people go through in the journey through love; a bit inconsistent and lacking don't you think?
What about God's love? Can it be defined in the same way? Does God's love vary depending on God's mood, or lessen throughout time? Does it change or does it remain consistent? Very often because of our own experiences with Love, we tend to think that God's love exists in the same way. However, the Bible helps us to clearly understand just HOW DIFFERENT God's love is compared to the Love that we experience as humans.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom" (Isaiah 40:28)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord" (Isaiah 55:8)
Well now that we can clearly understand that.....we understand nothing about God's Love by comparing to our own feelings and experiences, let's see what the Bible says about God's Love.
"Give ear and come to me, hear me that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love..." (Isaiah 55:3)
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine...Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you" (Isaiah 43:1-4)
Here we see that God is telling the ones he loves to fear not and come to Him. He is giving an everlasting covenant in order that our souls may live. In the second verse, because God loves us, he has redeemed us. Then how is it that God shows his love to us? What is the everlasting covenant, and how is it that we are redeemed?
"May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant , brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus..equip you with everything good for doing his will." (Hebrews 13:20-21)
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God's grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
Both the eternal covenant and the redemption that we receive from God involve the blood of Christ. Then how is it that God shows his love to us through the blood of Christ?
**In Matthew, on the night of the Passover Jesus Christ blessed the bread and wine that became the Covenant(promise) of his body and blood. (Matthew 26:17-28)
**In Luke Jesus said, "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..he took the cup saying,"This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you." (Luke 22:14-21)
On the night of the Passover, God's promise, His covenant with us, is given through the bread and wine, becoming Christ's body and blood. This promise was given to us through the Passover. This is how God shows his love to us. 2000 years ago, God came in the flesh and died a painful crucifixion on the cross in order for us to be able to receive the Passover. Without the shedding of his blood, there would be no promise(covenant), there would be no redemption, and no forgiveness of sins.
God's great love for us is shown through his sacrifice. Will this love vary depending on God's mood, will it whither with time or fade away? No, God's love is far greater than the love we have ever experienced, God's love is an eternal Love. This eternal Love is promised to us, the one's that God loves, through the Passover.
In the book of John, there is an even clearer understanding of how great God's love is, given to us through the Passover..
"It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love." (John 13:1)
- It wasn't until the night of the Passover that Christ showed the full extent of his Love. His sole purpose of coming to this earth, was to give us redemption through his blood, the eternal covenant, so that our souls may receive Life. Without the Passover, our souls have no life.
"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." (John 6:53)
If we go back to John, after Christ gave the Passover feast that evening, he gave an important command,
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34)
In both Matthew and Luke Jesus referred to the Passover feast as the New Covenant in his blood. However, in John, on that very same night, Jesus commanded us to Love one another as He has loved us.
Then how is it that God showed His love to us? Did he buy his disciples flowers and tell them how much he loved them? No, he gave them the Passover. He gave them the feast that has the Promise of God's Love, which is eternity for our souls. This is the Love that God wants us to give to eachother. This is the Love that God promised would be given back to us in the last days, so then why don't Christians today keep the New Covenant Passover?
According to Bible prophecy, God's love has been hidden for a long time:
"He will speak against the Most Hight and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws" (Daniel 7:25)
- God's saints will be oppressed by the one that speaks against God. He will find a way to change God's set times and laws. The feast of the Passover has an appointed time and date, this is the promise of God. However, nowadays, many churches keep communion and eucharist, claiming that it is the body and blood of Christ, however, there is no promise in just bread and wine. The promise is in the word of God. Communion and Eucharist came from the words of men in AD 33, by Roman emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicea. God's promise is at an appointed time, according to God's word. (Lev 23:5)
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
Without this promise, our Souls have no life and no true love of God. That is why we search far and wide for true love...
But God said to fear not....
"So Christ was sacrificed once to take away 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 must appear a second time to bring us Salvation. Salvation in which we receive by keeping the Passover that Jesus Christ gave to us. This is the same Passover that the disciples passed on, in order to show their Love for one another the way that Christ showed his Love to them:
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jeuss, on the night he was betrayed, took bread.."This is my body which is 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." (1 Cor 11:23-25)
By receiving the true Love of God. We are able to show love towards one another by giving others the same gift God has given us. Without spreading the message that Christ has come again, how would anyone know what God's true love is? The Bible tells us that we are given Life through the Passover. Not just any life, Eternal Life.
Who is giving us Eternal Life in the last days?
"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 very last prophecy of the Bible states that the Spirit and the Bride are giving the free gift of the water of Life. This water, gives us eternal life (John 4:14).
The Spirit, Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong and the Bride, Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem (Gal 4:26) have come to bring us their Love once again. "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us." (1 John 4:16)
The Love that God has for us is given through the feast of the Passover. This is the redemption that God gives the ones he loves in Isaiah 43. This is the Covenant that God promises in Isaiah 55. This is the Love that God has for us. God's Love is divine, God's Love is perfect, God's Love is eternal, and without the Spirit and the Bride, we would not know what God's love is. They have brought us the Passover, in order we may have Life in these Last days.