"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