Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just Kept The Sabbath Day!

Hey guys, I'm sorry if this blog is a little different than the others but I am so thankful that I was able to keep the Sabbath day today! It was awesome! I'm so happy I just had to write about it : ) I learned that the true day of worship is Saturday NOT Sunday a while back. However, for me, what really confirms it is the promise of God that comes to life on that day...

Genesis 2:2-3 "By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done."

God blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Meaning, anybody that keeps this day will also receive blessings from God and he/she will be made holy. Only by observing this day can we be made holy. It is God's will for us to be holy.

1 Peter 1:16 "For it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."

Today I felt so happy to know that God will make me holy. Not only that, but he would give "showers of blessings".

Ezekiel 24:36 "I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing."

Showers of blessings for those who keep the Sabbath day! Christ AhnSahngHong has given us this precious promise. Keep the day holy and He will make us holy. I continuously thank Christ AhnSahngHong for his second coming that we may be able to receive blessings of God.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Teachings Of Heavenly Mother: *Serving Others*

From Genesis, the beginning, all the way to Revelation, the end, there is no denying that God the Mother exists and is true. However as John saw, the Holy City New Jerusalem would come down out of heaven and make her dwelling among men (Rev. 21:2-3). Our Mother Jerusalem is now with us. As we are her children, Mother constantly gives us encouragement and leads us with a warm and gentle smile. She tells us how we should be towards one another and towards the whole world.

"Even God did not come to be served but to serve. When we serve one another without wanting to be served, God will be pleased."

--Jerusalem Mother

With these words, Mother lets us know how we should act. As God, who is the Most High and is to be seated on the Heavenly Throne, did not come to be served so we shouldn't have the mind of wanting to be served. Rather, we should be the ones to serve others. I always wanted others to serve me first. I didn't think much about others before myself. This is how I was until I came to know Mother. Now, I feel differently. She sets the perfect example for us. Mother always takes the initiative so we have an example to follow. A mind to serve others is the mind of Christ.

Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

As Christ served us, so we should resemble the Christ and also serve others. As children resemble their parents, the more we serve the more we resemble our Heavenly Mother. I thank Heavenly Mother for letting me know the way and mind of Christ.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

God AhnSahngHong: The Holy Spirit

As the bible prophesied, Christ Ahnsahnghong has come to us and fulfilled the prophecies of the bible. Through the words of Jesus Christ, Christ Ahnsahnghong is testified for they are one in the same. Let's see the prophecy of the Second Coming Christ through the bible.

John 14:26 "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."

As Christ mentioned, the Holy Spirit would come in the future and teach us all things and remind us of everything Christ said to us. We need the Holy Spirit. Without his coming, we cannot know anything and we cannot remember the things Christ told us. Nowadays, who knows the true teachings of Christ? NO ONE! Its because they didn't receive the Holy Spirit. So in reality, there are many mysteries in the bible. How can you know all of them that we may be sure of our salvation? The bible says...

1 Corinthians 2:10 "but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God."

Even the deep things of God are made known to the Holy Spirit. How awesome the Holy Spirit is! God's plan is revealed to us by his Spirit. As prophesied, the true Holy Spirit Christ Ahnsahnghong has come and has revealed everything to us. For this reason, Church of God knows the original teachings of Jesus Christ and can teach them as well. Not because we are competent in ourselves but because it was given to us by His Spirit. Christ Ahnsahnghong told us of things that would happen in the future. Every word He spoke has been fulfilled and there is only a little bit left. In order to know the deep things of God, we have to know the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong. Receive the Holy Spirit, as it is written...

1 Corinthians 2:12 "We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us."

Receive the Holy Spirit Christ Ahnsahnghong and you will understand what God has freely given us.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christ AhnSahngHong Is The God Of The Living

In the bible, God gives himself many different titles. For example, such titles are Lord, God, King, Master, Creator, Ruler, etc. However, among many of these titles, there is one that is very important to understand. God refers to himself as the God of the Living. 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ gave people one very important message concerning life. Let's see what it was...

John 6:53-54 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."

According to Jesus, if we don't eat his flesh or drink his blood we have no life in us. No life means we are dead. This is a very serious matter. But, thank God, because in the next verse he said whoever eats his flesh and drinks his blood has ETERNAL LIFE! In the eyes of God, either we are dead or have eternal life. So how can we be the ones to receive eternal life? It is through the Passover feast.

Luke 22:15 "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer."

Luke 22:19-20 "...and he took bread...'This is my body.' In the same way...took the cup...this is new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you."

Through the Passover we receive the body and blood of Christ and receive eternal life. Without the Passover we are spiritually dead. However, when we eat the Passover feast we become those who have life. It is only then that God is our God, when we eat the Passover meal and receive life. As it is written...

Matthew 22:32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is not the God of the dead but of the living."

God said "I am the God of the Living", which means he is the God of those who keep the Passover feast. Without the Passover, we have no life in us and he is not our God. The truth of the Passover is so valuable. Thanks to the one who let us know about the new covenant, Christ AhnSahngHong. Because Father AhnSahngHong came and gave us this Passover truth, now we have become 'the living' and He has become our God.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christ AhnSahngHong Teaches Us About Food

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

Of course children of God live off word of God! However, some want to be picky as to what physically goes in your mouth. This is a misunderstanding among certain 'Christians'. As always, we have to see what the bible says concerning this matter.

Acts 15:29 "You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell."

Let's see, we cannot eat food given to idols. Food that's been sitting out in front of some statue (Buddah, Virgin Mary, etc.), would you want to eat that? No way, so no problem. Then, don't drink blood. Not only is this disgusting but God said don't do, so no problem. Last, meat of strangled animals we shouldn't eat. Does this mean you can't eat the meat from the market? Of course not! It means that you shouldn't be a part of killing or eating an animal that was strangled. Eat ANYTHING! As it is written...

1 Corinthians 10:25 "Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience"

See, we could eat anything! As long as you don't ask but just receive the food and pray to give thanks, no problem. How simple! God gave us freedom to eat anything. However, there are those that say certain foods shouldn't be eaten. Let's see about this:

1 Timothy 4:1-3 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth."

People who abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and teachings of demons are people who forbid to marry and abstain from certain foods! So you can see, this is not the teaching you want to follow, is it? Many churches now abstain people to eat certain foods. According to God, they are taught by demons. Now, not only abstain but there are some kind of Christian adventists that say we should not eat meat, rather just vegetables. Even though God said "eat from the meat market" they stick with vegetables and won't eat meat. Let's see what the bible says...

Romans 14:2 "One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables."

BIBLE SAID if you eat only vegetables its because you have weak faith! We don't want weak faith but strong faith so we can enter kingdom of heaven. Even this, our Father AhnSahngHong made clear to us. How awesome He is! He has taught us the truths of the bible. This is why we continue to thank and praise our true God, Christ AhnSahngHong.

P.S. - Enjoy your meals! : )

Jerusalem Mother & The Unseen World

As you read in the previous blog, word of Christ Ahnsahnghong is perfect. Not only Father but also Mother. Actually, in this age it is Jerusalem Mother's word that we listen to. Her word is true food to our soul. She constantly encourages us children with beautiful and gracious words speaking spiritual truths with spiritual words. Even though this life has difficulties, Mother's word is truly engraved in our hearts and gives us hope. This is a verse that reminds me of the spiritual world and being back home with Father and Mother...

2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

Kingdom of Heaven is sure to come. There are more truths about the unseen spiritual world than there are of the seen physical world. Actually everything that you see is really made up of small particles that your eyes alone can never see. Being back home with Father AhnSahngHong and Mother Jerusalem will not vanish but last for eternity. This is the hope children of God hold on to. Eternal home is coming soon! As long as I am with Mother, this is true happiness.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Word Of Christ AhnSahngHong Is Prophecy For Us

Today I was in my job, and as co-workers spoke about the things that they do my mind drifted and I began to think about Father. Thinking back on how much Father has done and how the whole bible proves Him, Christ Ahnsahnghong, as the savior in this last age is so amazing. Also, what really moved me was thinking how powerful Father's word is. When he established the Church of God in 1964 and then worked hard so that the Church would grow and the truth would be made known. At that time there wasn't many people in the church, they were very few. However, even though a few, one time Father used this verse:

Isaiah 60:7 "Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests?

Using this verse, Father Ahnsahnghong explained how God's children from all nations would fly like clouds, like doves to their nest which is Mother in Korea. He proclaimed all nations would come to Church of God when the gospel had not even fully impacted Korea at the time, not to say anything of any church being established in another country. As Father spoke, some thought, "Can this really happen? Nations come to Korea? Europeans and Americans coming to Korea to worship God?" YES IT CAN!!! Now every year continuously God's children fly from all over the world with an eager heart to go to Korea to meet our true nest, Heavenly Mother. How POWERFUL our Father's word is! He said, and now it is being done! He himself fulfilled His own words. All glory and honor be to our God, Christ AhnSahngHong and Jerusalem our Mother!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Church of God IS the Zion Prophesied in the Bible

Micah 4:1-2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

The bible prophesied that in the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple WILL BE established. That mountain is Mt. Zion. When you read this, it is very important to know why Zion is to be established. According to God himself, he said he would teach us his ways so that we may walk in his paths. Meaning, unless you come to Zion you don't know God's ways and surely cannot walk in his paths. So what really is Zion?

Isaiah 33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.

Here we clearly see how to find Zion, it is the city of God's festivals. As Micah wrote, "The law will go out from Zion" so God's laws are God's 7 feasts at their appointed times. (See Leviticus 23)

Sabbath Day

Passover/Unleavened Bread

Firstfruits/Resurrection Day

Feast of Weeks/Day of Pentecost

Feast of Trumpets

Day of Atonement

Feast of Tabernacles

The true Zion in the bible that is to appear in the Last Days is the one who celebrates ALL FEASTS of GOD. It will be there that God will teach us his ways so we could walk in his paths. We should be grateful and thankful to God for establishing his holy Mountain for us. In these end times, the only Church truly keeping the feasts as they should be is the Church of God World Mission Society. The chief among mountains, the Church of God is the true Zion prophesied in the bible. We thank eternaly our God who made this known to us, Christ AhnSahngHong. The Holy Spirit finally came, He has shown us his ways so now we walk in his paths. Thank you Father, God AhnSahngHong.