Wednesday, December 31, 2008
-Christ Ahnsahnghong established Church of God World Mission Society to restore truth.
The Bible prophesies that when Jesus comes to the earth for a second time, He will come in a cloud [in the flesh] in the same way He came for the first time. Therefore, there must be prophecies which testify where He will appear in His second coming. At the time of His first coming, it had been prophesied that Jesus would come from Bethlehem. Like this, the Bible also prophesies about where He will appear in His second coming. The Bible prophesies that He will be born in Korea, located in the east, at the ends of the earth.
The Second Coming Christ, Ahnsahnghong, was born, in the flesh, in Korea-the land in the east-in 1948, according to the prophecies of the Bible. How can we not bow down before God when every word of His prophecy is accomplished? We, the members of the Church of God, believe what is written in the Bible. We sincerely hope that you may recognize the Second Coming Christ, of whom the Bible prophesies.
Isa. 24:15-16 『Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing: "Glory to the Righteous One."』
The above prophecy reveals that God’s chosen people will give glory and praise to the God in the east. When we read this chapter from the first verse, it is clear that this prophecy is concerning the last day-the last day when God will ruin the earth’s face and will burn up all of the inhabitants. When God banishes all of the gaiety form the earth, a certain group of people will shout for joy and will give glory to God, meaning that God would guide His chosen people on the last day, from the east.
Then, where is "the east"? First, we have to know the point of origin. Isaiah prophesied from the country of Israel. Thus, "the east" must be a land east of Israel: Asia. Among the countries in Asia, which country is located towards the east, "at the ends of the earth"? Russia is to the north, India is south, and China is Central Asia. Even Japan, though located in the east, is not a land at the ends of the earth-it is in the middle of the sea.
It is only Korea that is located in the east, at the ends of the earth. Thus, the Second Coming Christ is prophesied to come from Korea, in the east, at the ends of the earth. In accordance with the prophecy, Christ Ahnsahnghong came from Korea. The Church of God, departing from the fixed ideas of men, received Ahnsahnghong as the Second Coming Christ because He has fulfilled all of the prophecies about Jesus’ second coming. Everything stems from the boundless grace and love of God Ahnsahnghong.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The Passover was abolished at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325. At that time, the Passover completely disappeared from the world. Who on earth can have eternal life as the truth of life was abolished? Therefore, Jesus said that He would come a second time to restore the Passover.
Heb. 9:28 『...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.』
Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover of the new covenant that had been abolished by Satan. Then, who do you think Ahnsahnghong is?
Isa. 25:6-9 『On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine?the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."』
Ahnsahnghong, who restored the Passover of the new covenant, is the Second Coming Christ?God?who appeared in accordance with all of the prophecies of the Bible. The saints of the Early Church had cherished and celebrated the Passover of the new covenant! Christ Ahnsahnghong came in the flesh and restored the Passover so that we may be saved from the impending plagues. The Passover of the new covenant is the very gospel of Christ.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
It takes a Mother's Love
A place to be remembered,
no matter where we roam.
It takes a Mother's Patience,
to bring a child up right,
And her Courage and her Cheerfulness
to make a dark day bright.
It takes a Mother's Thoughtfulness
to mend the heart's deep "hurts,"
And her Skill and her Endurance
to mend little socks and shirts.
It takes a Mother's Kindness
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble
and bow her head in prayer.
It takes a Mother's Wisdom
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance
by her loving words and deeds.
It takes a Mother's Endless Faith,
her Confidence and Trust
To guide us through the pitfalls
of selfishness and lust.
And that is why in all this world
there could not be another
Who could fulfill God's purpose
as completely as Jerusalem above,our MOTHER!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Lk 12:16-21 『And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' Then he said, ‘This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." ' But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' …"』
The foolish rich man thought there were many years left for him to increase his riches and live a life of ease. He was full of dreams for the future, making great plans to eat all kinds of delicious food and build a fine house. However, that very night he died. How foolish and pitiful! Death is a sleep and rest for those who abide in God Ahnsahnghong, but to those who don't, it means eternal destruction and punishment. Human life is so transient. So through the above parable Jesus told us to repent without delay and prepare to return to the kingdom of heaven. "Do not boast about tomorrow." Through these words, we can find what is Christ Ahnsahnghong's will for us. He wants us to constantly prepare for eternal life.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A fisherman happened to find Aladdin's magic lamp on the seashore. When he rubbed the lamp, a giant genie popped out and said that he would grant him one wish. The fisherman asked him to bring a newspaper of the following year. After receiving the newspaper, he began to look up stock prices to find out what stocks to buy in order to earn lots of money and become a millionaire. He was browsing through the newspaper, feeling very happy. However, he was soon shocked to find his name in the newspaper's obituary.
Planning ahead for his future after one year, he wanted to invest in stocks and make lots of money. But he turned pale with surprise when he saw his name in the obituary. Such is life.
Like the fisherman in the story, around us there are many who suddenly pass away. Lately we've heard on the news that a Korean comedian, who was not even fifty years old, died a sudden death after finishing exercise. Just a few days ago, he breathed the same air as us, full of great expectations about his future in the United States. However, death overtook him unexpectedly. This could happen to anyone else. People make so many worldly plans, without even being aware of their death approaching.
Go and preach the gospel to all people
There are still so many people who live only for worldly goals, not knowing that Elohim Gods have come to this earth and opened the way for them to have life.
So God asks us to go into all the world and preach the good news of eternal life to all people.
Eze 3:17 『"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me."』
God has made us watchmen to wake up the people of the world and told us to warn them from Him. This mission entrusted to us by God is to "fulfill the work of salvation for mankind through the words from His mouth, as His hands and feet." We should not neglect our life on earth. In addition, we must preach the word of life to all nations, because it is the only way to bring them hope for heaven and eternal life.
Mt 28:18-20 『Then Jesus came to them and said, " … Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."』
God came down to this earth to seek and to save His lost children from heaven. From a spiritual viewpoint, our home is heaven; we are aliens and strangers here on earth (Heb 11: 13). God came down to earth from heaven, such a far away place, to preach the good news. We ought to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all peoples.
All the nations of the earth are waiting for the gospel of salvation. The world evangelism entrusted to us today is a messianic mission like that of Christ who came to save the world. Our heavenly Father and Mother have called us and entrusted us with the task of saving the whole world. How can we reject this mission?
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
As I was walking down life’s highway many years ago
I came upon a sign that read “Heavens Grocery Store”…
When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide.
I stepped in the threshold and saw a host of angels standing everywhere.
One of them handed me a basket and said, “My child, shop with care.”
Everything a human needed was in that grocery store.
And what you could not carry, you could come back for.
First, I got some patience.
Love was in that same row, so I grabbed some of that too.
Further down was understanding. I knew I needed that wherever I go.
I got a box or two of wisdom and a few of faith also.
The one thing I couldn’t miss was the Holy Spirit. It was all over the place!
And then some strength and courage to help me run this heavenly race.
My basket was getting too full, but I remembered I needed grace.
Then I picked out salvation, for salvation was free.
I thought I had everything I needed to do the Master’s will,
so, I headed for the counter to pay my bill.
As I went up the aisle I saw prayer, quickly added that to my package.
For I knew when I stepped outside I would run into sin,
at that moment prayer would be very useful.
Peace and joy were plentiful. And the last thing on the shelf was
song and praise. It was hanging nearby so I helped myself.
Then I asked the angel at the counter, “How much do I owe?”
He smiled and replied, “Just take them wherever you go.”
Again I asked, “Really! How much do I owe?”
“My child” he said, “God paid your bill a long, long time ago.
Go, and use them wherever you go.”
How do we live a worthy life? Many philosophers deeply thought about a contributive life for the sake of all mankind, rather than a self-centered, egocentric life. Montesquieu, an 18th-century French philosopher, uttered these famous words: "If I knew something beneficial to myself, but harmful to my family, I would drive it out of my mind. If I knew something advantageous to my family, but injurious to my country, I would try to forget it. If I knew something profitable to my country, but detrimental to the human race, I would consider it a crime."
Montesquieu said that if anything was profitable to himself, but harmful to others, he gave it up without any hesitation. God forsook everything to bring the greatest benefit to all mankind. Now, let's think about our mission for the sake of all mankind, looking at God who came to this earth to save the world.
God's will is that mankind shall have eternal life
Ro 5:12 『Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned―』
All men must die because of sin. The span of their life on earth is nothing but trouble and sorrow. Sooner or later, they have to confront death. To deliver them from death, God came to this earth in the flesh.
Jn 6:38-40 『"For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father' s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."』
Jn 6:47-54 『"I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. … I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. … 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."』
Everything that God taught while on earth was extremely beneficial for all mankind. As written in Romans chapter 5, death came to all men, because all sinned. To give eternal life to mankind, God came to this earth as the bread of life. He promised His flesh, which He sacrificed to save the whole world, as the Passover bread, and His precious blood as the Passover wine (Mt 26:17-28). Death reigns over all humanity because all have sinned. In this situation, what can be more meaningful and profitable for men than to redeem them from death?
Christ brought the good news of salvation―the new covenant―that men, suffering under the shadow of death, had eagerly waited for. Every day, He never stopped praying and preaching the gospel, in order that He might give eternal life to men through the new covenant and lead them to the kingdom of heaven. He willingly forsook His own safety and peace to open the way to eternal life for all peoples on the earth. By doing so, He directed them away from eternal hell and toward the kingdom of heaven
Christ Himself came to this earth and became the bread of life to lead mankind to the eternal kingdom of heaven, leaving His own joy and happiness behind. By shedding His precious blood for the forgiveness of sins, He opened the way to eternal life. He is God our Father and Mother.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The law of the Old Testament, given to Moses and kept in the order of the High Priest Aaron, didn’t actually make us perfect. Subsequently, Christ came as the High Priest Melchizedek and established the new order that molds us into the perfect souls of heaven. Since the Bible says that when there is a change if the priesthood there also must be a change within the law, Christ established the law of the spirit. By this, He meant that we should keep the same law in the Old Testament but in a spiritual way not with sacrifices and burnt offerings. So, we don’t have prepare lambs or burn incense to worship God anymore. All we have to do is come to the presence of God, in church, and worship Him in spirit and truth.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
Sunday, November 30, 2008
God made the heavens and the earth in six days and rested on the seventh day from all His work. This seventh day came to be called as the Sabbath day, a memorial day to honor the creator who made the heavens and the earth. It is a day of spiritual rest, in which, according to God’s promise, we can receive blessings, a sign between God and us, and sanctification. However, most Christians are mistaken as to when is the biblical Sabbath. Even though the bible clearly testifies that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath, many Christians believe it to be Sunday instead. While Sabbath day is Saturday the seventh day of the week, Christians do not observe the biblical Sabbath being bonded to customs and traditions.
Ex 31:12-14 “Then the LORD said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord who makes you holy.”
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
19And 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, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering on earth?
Everyone in this world goes to extremes to have a more or less happy life. However, when we weigh the times we have been actually blissful with no worries versus our sad or distressing moments, there seem to be a vast difference. Father Ahnsahnghong has provided answers for all questions.
Do you remember… Our souls lived gloriously in the kingdom of Heaven with God. However, because of sins we committed against God we were sent to this earth not knowing the purpose of life.
The reason we believe in Christ is to receive salvation of our souls. We all wish to return to our heavenly home. But how? That's why Christ Ahnsahnghong came to show us the way through the Passover of the New Covenant.
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost…”
Luke 22:7-8, 19-20 “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover’… And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave 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.”
Thursday, November 20, 2008
There is no life in us, so we must go to God-Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother-if we want to receive eternal life and salvation, because They are the only ones who have life. In order to give the everlasting water of life to mortal beings, God came down to this earth in this last age as the Holy Spirit, Ahnsahnghong, and the Bride, the New Jerusalem Mother. People who pervert or deny this Biblical teaching will never be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.
The work of Church of God World Mission Society is to spread Mother's love to all nation, all peoples. Everything according to the Bible, is God's work and we just help God, our spiritaul parents, Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.
Those who walk the right path of faith will surely undergo a special change. When people begin to believe in God, they think about how they can be saved and go to heaven. As they become confident of their salvation in the truth of the new covenant, they begin to resemble the heart of God who wants all mankind to be saved. If we were only concerned about ourselves in the past, now we need to look at the whole world. God has given us salvation and many other blessings. If we abide in the truth and have faith in Father and Mother, we should care about other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. Today we should be better than we were yesterday. This year we should be better than we were last year. As God's children with mature faith, we need to consider how we can save the world and lead all people to the path of blessing. This is the errand that our heavenly Father and Mother have entrusted to us.
A famous Korean poet named Cho Byung-Hwa, who passed away several years ago, wrote the following poem on his tombstone before his death:"Mother, I was born into this world to do errands for you. Now I've returned to you after finishing all your errands." This short poem, engraved on his tombstone, leaves a deep impression on our hearts. All the forefathers of faith in the Old Testament, the prophets in the New Testament, and all of us today were born on this earth to do an errand for God.We must not be foolish children who spend all their time amusing themselves and then merely return home after sunset, not remembering why they've come here, completely forgetting that they were born into this world to do an errand. If parents send their children on an errand but they do not come back home until dark, it will only cause their parents to worry. There may be several kinds of people in the world: those who waste all their time watching a lot of shows in the marketplace, those who spend their time performing the errands entrusted to them faithfully, and those who are busy with their own work and do not even think about doing the errands given to them. Time flies like an arrow. The winter of our lives will surely come, and then we must go back to our eternal spiritual home, whether we want to or not. If we were born on this earth to perform an errand of Mother, we should faithfully carry out Her errand, so that we can say at the end, "Mother, we have finished Your errand and have now returned to You." 2,000 years ago, when Apostle Paul looked back upon his life, he was confidently able to say that there was in store for him the crown of righteousness in heaven because he finished all the errands given to him by God (2 Tim 4:1-8). Through the records of the forefathers of faith who faithfully performed God's errands, we need to look back at ourselves to see whether we have been faithfully doing the errand entrusted by Mother.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
God definitely wants to save us. However, we always reject God who can save us. All of history is made up of people who by lacking knowledge of the Bible rejected God and despised Them. Throughout Israelite history we can see many circumstances in which God almighty and powerful asked the Israelites to obey His commands and so be saved from disasters, but they never listened. Only at the last moment, when there was no time to undo the wrong, the Israelites would realize what they had done to God and repented. But God was always merciful. Through the Passover and all the Feast of God, God Elohim, always reminded the Israelites of Our Father's great power and majesty. The Israelites never failed to be saved by God once they humbled themselves to the word in the scriptures and the voice of God through the prophets.
It was the same two thousand years ago. When Christ was here in the flesh, many people rejected God because He was in the flesh. The Messiah the Israelites had for so long anticipated came in such a way unrecognizable to them. Because of the Israelites misunderstanding of the scriptures they missed out on the greatest blessing ever... to meet God in person. Nevertheless, even the people who condemned God and crucified Him later on came to know the way to salvation instead of eternal condemnation. That is why God is called merciful! God has mercy on those who don't deserve it. God shows love to those who don't desire God's attention. God shows salvation and eternal life to those who deserve the fire of hell. This is why God is Love.
And what about now? Isn't the world doing the same now?
Everyone is against the same God who divided the red sea and was crucified two thousand years ago. Because of lack of understanding in what the Bible says, all the peoples of the world and are in error persecuting the Church of God established by Christ Ahnsahnghong. The people of the world are against the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong's disciples. ----Doesn't it sound familiar? Yes! it the same story over again. Because God didn't come the way that most had expected Them to come and from a country that they never expected, then once again God is humiliated, despised and rejected by the people They came to save.
The bible is truth. The bible testifies that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem are God. The bible says from where and how They would come. The bible is our guide to our God Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem that can save us.
What is different? and Why?
The fact that there are true God in Church of God World Mission Society.
Almighty God who created the world through the Word.
Almighty God who divided the Red Sea.
Almighty God who commanded the Ten Commandments in Mount Sinai.
Almighty God who gather Their children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
Almighty God who will save the whole world.
Even unbelivers testify the Great Mother will appear and save the world in the last days. And the Mother is testified in the Bible.
Finally, She is God Almighty. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the second coming Christ and also we can find him through the prophecy.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
God doesn't want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance, in this sinful world full of disasters. According to the providence of God, God's people are now preaching the gospel more diligently. This year, God has allowed us to raise His banner even higher on the great journey of saving the whole world. Keeping in step with the will of God, we are participating in the salvation work of establishing the realm of the gospel of God in our home, community, country and all around the world, finding God's people who will be the salt of the world like the three percent of salt that purifies the sea water.
As Daniel prophesied that the rock that struck the statue would become a huge mountain and fill the whole earth, our future will be prosperous even though our beginnings are humble. If we depend on our own ability and only focus on ourselves, we will feel helpless and everything will seem impossible. However, if we realize who the One right beside us is, we will gain new strength every day. There is a certain reason we are able to save the whole world.
It is really hard for a person to have little or no conversation with the people around him. Like a felon, who is imprisoned in solitary confinement, completely isolated from others, we become spiritually disconnected from Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem if we do not have conversations with Him. In this situation, we can feel no joy, nor can we fully obey the will of God. Therefore, we need to have conversations with God in order to fulfill There will. For example, to obey the words of God Ahnsahnghong―"Go and make disciples of all nations," we need to repeatedly ask Father and Mother, "When shall I go? Of whom shall I make disciples? How shall I preach to them?" and continually pray to Father Ahnsahnghong to allow us circumstances to do as He has told us. Only through continual conversations with Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem fully obey Their will. Through prayer we are able to see the great power our Elohim God being displayed just like our forefathers of faith.
The Bible calls us "the children of promise." Gal. 4:28 "Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise." Then, what promise did God make to those who are called the children of promise? God promised them eternal life. 1 John 2:25 "And this is what he promised us, even eternal life."
However, how is eternal life given to us? The Bible says that all things were created by God's will (Rev. 4:11). Among the many creatures that God has created, let us focus on mothers. Since it is written that God created all things by His will, there must be also a certain point expressed by God when He created mothers on this earth. As you know, all creatures have a mother figure. There is not a single creature that can come into existence without a mother.Our physical life is given to us through our physical mother. For 280 days, a baby's hands, feet, eyes and ears form within his mother's womb. When the time comes, the mother will give birth to her child, shedding blood. We are given life through our mother's great pain. How about our spiritual life? Just as our physical life was given to us through our physical mother, our spiritual life is given to us through our spiritual Mother.The Bible clearly testifies that our heavenly Mother exists, and that only our heavenly Mother can give us eternal life.
Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem, I give all glory honor and praise to you for saving this wretched sinner from the way of death. Thank You for giving me eternal life and the hope for a wondrous tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Cleanup Activity Was Held in Han River Citizen Park
On April 30, the 30th Environmental Protection Movement, "Save the Han River!",was held in Han River Citizen Park. Over 1,500 members from Gangnam Dongbu Association in Seoul attended this activity. Cleanup activity, which had been held for Geum River, Nakdong River, Gwangju Stream, Haeundae Beach and etc., was held for Han River for the 30th time.Pastor Ju-Hyeon Kim from the Church of God Headquarters emphasized that water is the origin of every creature and life itself, and encouraged the members to take the lead in saving the dying Han River as watchmen. Congressman Chung-Hwan Kim read the words of encouragement and thanked the volunteers of the Church of God who love water, grass and trees.
Hoping that the Han River can become the true lifeline for the citizens, the volunteers showed a performance of pouring mineral water into the Han River from the Cheonho Bridge.After the performance, all the attendants picked up waste in the Han River Citizen Park. They cleaned every place, picking up even pieces of glass, cigarettes and so on.Yeong-Suk Jahng (35) who cleaned the river park with her family said, Im very happy that my children can have the practical education for protecting environment. Jeong Shin (64) who attended the cleanup activity for the first time expressed her impression, saying, Im very impressed to see many young people caring for the environment. Ill attend as many cleanup activities as possible.
The members of the Church of God have taken the lead in letting people know how serious the environmental pollution is. They will continue to protect environment by reducing garbage and separating waste, so that they can keep the environment clean.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Church of God members are zealous to display the glory of God whenever possible. Nothing can stop them because they know their great reward in the end. Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem have given us the great mission of letting whole world know Their great love and sacrifice. For that reason, for those who are slow of heart and not easy to understand prophecies in the Bible, God made volunteer services.
All around the world the Church of God has been making all efforts supporting the poor, terminally ill and those affected by natural disasters in lieu of spreading the fragrance of Christ before it is too late.
Just like 2k years ago, Christ was sacrificed as well as all of His followers. Through that they were able to emit the fragrance, message of Christ, to many countries over the common world. As a result so many people recieved salvation and a better hope. Furthermore, it is the same now. Through the teachings of Heavenly Mother and Father Ahnsahnghong, Church of God members devote themselves to serving others with a pure and sincere heart and mind. Loving them as ourselves to lead all peoples and nations to eternal life.
Through the frangrance of our Father and Mother's selfless sacrifice, all nations will be healed and brought into the eternal heavenly home.
Thank You Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem for Your mercy and grace.
The Members of the Church of God Helped Farmers in the Harvest Time
As harvesting season is almost over, farmers are busier to harvest enriched crops in their fields. Because all of the crops must be harvested and stored in barns before cold weather begins with frost. This year, most crops had already been harvested in late Autumn, but some were left because of the shortage of hands. The members of the Church of God heard this, and rushed to the fields waiting to be harvested. As God said, to 'give love' was more blessed than 'to receive.' The 2nd Songpa Church in Seoul helped a farmer gather rice straws On November 13, twenty men members from Songpa area in Seoul volunteered to help a farmer in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, who was suffering from a shortage of hands. Although it was a holiday, the men members gathered willingly very early in the morning and said, "Although it is a small help, we want people to know that there are still many good neighbors who can be with them when they are in need. We also wish to spread hope to the world, and it will be more of a pleasure if we can give glory to God with our good deeds."
After a two hour drive, they arrived at the field. It was about 9:30a.m. The field presented a beautiful scenery along with Paldang Lake. There were many crops that hadn't been harvested due to the labor shortage and rain. Park Geum-nam (69), the owner of the field said, "The crop is not good, being compared with the last year, because it rained too much during the harvesting season." He welcomed the members with a bright smile, saying, "It is not easy for me to finish harvesting by myself because I am in poor health. I thank all of you and the Church of God for helping me today."
The job that the members had to do on that day was to carry the harvested rough rice straws on the field larger than 1.3 hectare to the warehouse. The owner said that he would feed his six cows with these rice straws throughout the winter. Two 1-ton trucks were used to transport the rice straws. It was the first time for the members to carry rice straws. Carrying thousands of rice straws, their necks, arms, and legs were all tired and sore. But they worked delightfully, watching the scattered rice straws being piled up high in the barn. By working together with one mind, they finished the work earlier than expected, so they could help another farmer named Kim Chun-gil (66) who asked for their help. Being helped by the members, he repeatedly thanked them. Suncheon Church helped a farmer harvest clusters of sweet potatoes On November 13, 9a.m., thirty members from Suncheon area rushed to a village nearby to help a farmer dig out sweet potatoes that were waiting to be harvested in the field of 0.3 hectare. Sweet potatoes are the tastiest when harvested just before frost falls. So now it was the season for their harvest. Jang Hyun-seok (48), the field owner, thanked the members, saying, "Thank you for coming. It was hard for me to plow this huge field with my 70 year aged mother and my wife." His wife Kim Kye-yeon (46) smiled brightly, saying, "Two years ago, I saw the volunteers from the Church of God work elaborately in my village to restore the typhoon-damaged area. So my husband and I have asked the Church of God to help us harvest this time."
This wasn't the first time for the members in Suncheon area to do volunteer activities at this village. Two years ago, when the typhoon Maemi keeled over the vinyl houses, the members came first and helped the restoration work wholeheartedly, spreading God's love. After harvesting the sweet potatoes, the field owner said, "Thank you very much for helping us actively like your own work. The village people envy me since you've worked very hard." The Cheongdo Church in Gyeongsangbuk-do helped a farmer in a lettuce field On November 13, ten members of the Church of God in Cheongdo area visited a lettuce farmhouse to help them remove unnecessary leaves which prevent the growth of lettuces and rot other leaves. It is important to remove them at the proper time.
ⓒ 2005 WATVInside the six vinyl houses in the field of 0.4 hectare, green lettuces have shot up like mushrooms after rain. It was pretty chilly outside due to the autumn wind, but the temperature inside the vinyl houses was rather hot and humid. Kim Joo-duk (37) the owner, welcomed the volunteers and said, "If only my wife and I work, it takes long time to remove the unnecessary leaves, and it causes a lot of difficulties on selling lettuces. Thanks for coming at the right time." Even though it was not easy to remove the leaves, sitting between the furrows which are narrow to even step in, all the volunteers kept their smile from the beginning to the end. The owner, who watched them working without taking their eyes off their work, said, "Even though this is their first time working on it, they work better than experts. It's wonderful! Thank you very much for working as if it were your own job."
The members set up light bulbs in the vinyl houses so that the owners could also work at night. The owners waved their hands to the members returning home after work and repeatedly said, "Thank you very much!" The members realized how joyful it is to give love than to receive. They will practice the love of God, taking care of their neighbors in need all the time. On that day, the volunteers felt it was very pleasurable to harvest abundant fruit, and realized it was great to give love. Going back home, they all dreamed about the 144,000 good fruits, who will be brought into God's barn in the spiritual harvesting season. The members of the Church of God are spreading God's love, through their volunteer activities. As they practice the love for neighbors, they will understand the mind of God all the more and learn greater love.
Friday, November 7, 2008
1. It is more blessed to give love than to receive as God always gives love.
2. When we give glory to God, the glory returns to us.
3. Beautiful mind has not hate and brigs forth a perfect love.
4. As Abraham was blessed when he gave in for his nephew Lot, so we are blessed more greatly when we give for our brothers and sisters.
5. Being arrogant means wanting to be served.
6. Though others do not work we should not complain but do our work faithfully. Having the mind of a master makes us work with pleasure and with ease.
7. Arrogance comes from a mind full of complaint. When we serve God always with thanksgiving complaint and arrogance recede from us and humility dwells in our hearts.
8. When we praise our brothers and sisters, the praise returns to us.
9. As the sea receives all the dirt and purifies it, we should have the broad and beautiful mind enough cover up even our brother's faults.
10. Whoever wants to be lead by the Lamb, should become a lamb smaller than the Lamb.
11. Sacrifice is needed to become a stronger vessel.
12. We should endure present sufferings for the kingdom of heaven is waiting for us.
13. Even God didn't come to be served but to serve. When we serve one another without wanting to be served, God will be pleased.
Whether you are a believer or not, if you closely examine these 13 teachings, I think everyone would agree with me that whoever follows them should be perfect.
These "Teachings of Mother" are truly amazing! Everyone in this world lives to think of themselves. Human beings are always focused on how to succeed. How to be looked up to and be admired by the world. Everyone wants to be glorified and exalted. Even in front of God, if we meticulously search our hearts and minds, we always put God below us ( Isaiah 14:13-14).
However, if we try to put these teachings into practice I can 100% guarantee a total 180 degree turnover in our state of mind and behavior. We will be truly humble and genuine to God. We will be able to resemble to the nature that we all want to imitate, the Divine nature.
Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem have toiled all Their lives to bring us peace and salvation. Through Mother's teachings we all can achieve that goal, the salvation and purification of our souls. We should give thanks, honor, glory and praise to our Heavenly Mother who is still, to this very moment, dwelling in the tent of the body patiently teaching us how to keep all of Her teachings from the heart.
Thank You Mother!!
80 Members of the Church of God Gangwon Association Practiced the Love of God at the "House of Love"
Now, it is cold winter in Korea when warm affection and love are needed more. On January 23, 80 members of the Church of God Gangwon Association delivered the love of God through a voluntary service at the "House of Love," a welfare facility, according to the commandment of God, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
The members arrived at the "House of Love," located on the top of a high hill with a beautiful scenary around, and delivered a lot of articles of comfort such as rice, kimchi, fruits and supplies for babies, which were prepared with donation. The chief of executive office Chang Su Kim was greatly pleased with the bright faces of the members and thanked them, "It's our first time to be served by so many people like this. Your bright smiling faces make me happy even before the work."The "House of Love," operated by Seongji Welfare Association, contains three buildings: The "House of Love" where the severely-handicapped children live, the "Filial Piety Village" which is a free medical care institution for the seniors with dementia and senile diseases, and the "House of All Love" which is a sanatorium operated at actual expense for the aged. A total of 220 people are living in these three buildings. The volunteers had a brief education for better services and started their works as divided into three groups. Each group was composed with 20-30 volunteers.
They washed the disabled children, nursed the aged people who had dementia or senile diseases, and also cleaned the building briefly. 5 or 6 volunteers helped to prepare lunch in the kitchen. Specially, the volunteers, who took charge in washing the severely-handicapped children, performed a hard work. It was not easy to wash those children who couldn't move even a single finger. They had to take them up in their arms and wash and put clothes on them. They washed them wholeheartedly as if they had been washing their own sons and daughters even though they became exhausted. A member, who participated in the voluntary service for the first time, washed the children with a smiling face, saying, "I don't feel tired in the thought that I am putting into practice the love of God."In the "Filial Piety Village," where about 110 seniors are living, around 30 volunteers cleaned and massaged their shoulders, arms and legs. In this institute, which is called 'The Last Rest Place,' 57 staffs take care of them for 24 hours by turns. The volunteers did their best to take care of the aged, as if they were determined to do their filial duties that they hadn't put into practice yet. After the voluntary service, they had a joyful time together.
Although it was a short time, the children felt warmheartedness from the volunteers and wouldn't let them go, saying, 'I love you.' Some seniors recommended them, saying, 'You've treated me better than my daughter-in-law,' and some smiled, saying, 'Thank you very much. You are like my own children,' and some wept, holding their hands and said, 'Your hands were like mother's hands.' It was hard to say good bye to them, but the volunteers left them, pledging to visit them again. The volunteers said, "The children were so cute. We hope we will have more chances to share the love of God with these children," "We hope to continuously give our interest and love to these children." They pledged to do more active voluntary services, saying, "This is not the last service. We will continue sharing God's love with our unfortune and neglected neighbors. We will be the salt and light of the world by delivering the warm love of God to the neighbors through a lot of regular voluntary services."
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Church of God Members Supported The 16th Asian Athletics Championships All the glory to Christ Ahnsahnghong
To help people understand what difference Church of God World Mission Society has as only based on the Bible Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother, I want to introduce here an article .
The Church of God Members Supported The 16th Asian Athletics Championships
The volunteer supporters from the Church of God attracted people's attention at 2002 Busan Asian Games, 2002 FESPIC Games and 2003 Daegu Summer Universiade. Their support reemerged in Incheon city. Under the slogan, 'World to Asia, Asia to Incheon,' the Church members in Incheon city volunteered to support The 16th Asian Athletics Championships, which was held at Munhak Stadium in Incheon, from the 1st to the 4th of September. The supporters introduced Korea and Incheon to Asia and spread God's glory to the nations. The Asian Athletics Championships, which was first held in 1973 in Marikana, Philippines, has been held every 2 years. This year, it was the 16th Championships, being held a second time in Korea: first in Seoul and second in Incheon. With the hope of all Asians who want to become one, the title for this championships was 'The One.' The opening ceremony was held in August 31 with 1,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries. They had a good competition in 43 events.
About 500 supporters from the Church of God were in the limelight of the citizens and medias. The citizens felt proud because the volunteers cheered very energetically at every competition and refreshed the mood of the Championships which might have become very boring because of the citizens' indifference. They didn't mind the hot weather but cheered fervently the athletes with each country's flags in red, blue, yellow, green and white T-shirts from the first day until the last day. They cheering continued even during the break time.All the audience were very surprised by the fever of the volunteers who never stopped cheering. When it suddenly rained, people quickly left the stadium but the supporters from the Church of God remained there supporting the athletes, which was very touching. A citizen who was recording their supporting activities in his camera said, "It is really good to see that the church members volunteer to support the athletes at an international event. I hope that this kind of orderly support will expand." Many Koreans and foreign journalists surrounded the supporters to record their support. A university student said, "Their support was good, but what I was really impressed was their bright smile. I am very proud of the supporters as a Korean because they are spreading a good image of Korea to the world."
The supporters gave great emotions to the athletes as well, who attended the petitions as the representatives of their own countries. HE Dan and TANG Yinghua from China who obtained a gold medal and a silver medal each in the 20 km race walking, and Wangping who obtained a gold medal in the 100m race gave thanks to the supporters, saying, "They are very good and kind people." Bondarenk a Qatari coach said, "I never expected it. They supported us very eagerly, waving our flags. It was very touching." Pazal a Pakistani athlete praised the supporters, "They are very kind. If possible, I want to live in Korea."Saudi Arabian athletes were also very impressed by their support and asked them to cheer them once more after winning in the 200m race. Then the supporters cheered them up, shouting, "We Love You!" At each stadium, the athletes, who were encouraged by the supporters' cheering and got good results, thanked them and greeted each other.
A journalist, who had watched the supporters during the whole Championships, valued highly their activities, saying, "Some poor athletes from African countries run with bare feet to spare money. I think they've been greatly comforted by the supporters. They poured energy into the athletes and citizens, being united with them."Hwang Seong-jin the Head of Public Relations said, "The title of this Championship is 'The One.' The volunteer supporters from the Church of God have done a wonderful job to make the citizens one. At this championships they let the whole world know Korea. They've shown what voluntary work really is, through their untiring cheer. I thank them very much. I hope they will keep showing their good deeds."
Pastor Kim Yeoung-do, managing the support in this games, said, "We volunteered to support the athletes from 45 Asian countries, hoping that the whole world will recognize Korea as a warm country like Mother's embrace. We expect this Championships to be a good chance for God's love to be spread to the world. As a Korean, I also hope that our voluntary work can be a help to our country Korea." The volunteers said, "We supported with all our heart, hoping that Mother's love will be spread to the nations which visited Korea. We could feel that the world was becoming one through our supporting activities. There were no barriers of human races, cultures and languages." They dn't conceal their delight by the fact that they showed a good image of Korea to the nations.We are waiting for the day when God's love will be spread to all peoples and nations, not only 45 Asian countries. On that day, the whole world will be one in the name of God just as all the barriers collapsed and peoples became one through the supporters' effort at this Championships.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Let's study some of the testimonies about Mother written in the book of Revelation. We can see Christ Ahnsahnghong, the 2nd coming Christ came to testify our Mother and the Kingdom of Heaven is explained as heavenly wedding banquet. And it means without Mother there is no wedding banquet or Kingdom of heaven. Church of God World Mission Society believes in the true God, Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother who are testified as "the Spirit and the bride" in the Bible.
『Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.』
The book of Revelation was written after Jesus had ascended, and it prophesied about the things that were to happen in the last days. Thus, "the Lamb" mentioned in the above verse indicates the Second Coming Jesus: Ahnsahnghong. When Jesus came to the earth for the first time, two thousand years ago, His wife was not yet ready. The Bride, the wife of the Lamb, would appear in the last days. In the book of Revelation, chapter 21, the Bride—the wife of the Lamb—is described as "Jerusalem."
『...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...showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.』
Apostle Paul testified that this Holy City, Jerusalem, which would come down out of heaven, is our Mother.
『But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.』
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Monday, October 13, 2008
Thus, Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Jesus and the Jehovah, one God. The new name of Jesus, the second coming Christ is recognized only by the prophecy in the Bible. Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled the prophecy. Then, He is surely our God. If nowadays someone denies the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong and insist only the name of Jesus, he would be like the Jews 2000 years ago. We need to know that the name of savior can be changed as the age changes.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Temporary visit to the universe and eternal visit to it
Most people in the world have a yearning for traveling outward into space. Those who have ever visited the outer space said the same thing that they could not deny the existence of God the Creator because the starry heavens in the universe were so beautiful. I heard on the news recently that a travel agency in the United States received applicants for a trip into space: It would cost them over one million dollars to go round the moon once and return to the earth; even though it required such a great deal of money, there were many applicants wishing to enjoy the ecstasy of seeing the universe one time. Even if they win the tickets to the universe in the face of fierce competition, they will just visit the space station and the moon or fly around the earth, worrying about an accident that might occur. The distance between them is just like the distance from one point to another in the universe. To visit such places one time, they will willingly spend an astronimical amount of money.
Hearing such news, we come to reconsider whether we've fully understood the value of salvation, whether we've been insensible to the value of the blessing given to us because it is so great. If just one trip into space is valuable enough to spend so much money, how much more valuable is the everlasting travel into the universe! We cannot imagine how great its value is. God has promised us that we will travel around the spacious universe forever and ever. Just because we believe in God and keep His laws, God has freely given us grace and made us good enough to enter the kingdom of heaven.
How great the value of the kingdom of heaven is!
What if a person promises to give you one million dollars? You will make every effort to get the money; you will do whatever he wants you to do, won't you? However, its value cannot compare with the value of the salvation which God gives. We must not lose such a great blessing by failing to endure temporary difficulties like Esau. Instead, we are to know the value of salvation and give thanks always, that we will surely enter the kingdom of God.
Friday, October 3, 2008
God chooses the humble
When we think of God's salvation work which has been fulfilled through the ages of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we can fathom the providence of God who fulfills His great work through the humble. When God chose His prophets in each era, some were chosen from among shepherds, some among fishermen, and others among tax collectors. A shepherd, a fisherman or a tax collector was not a respectable leading position in the eyes of people. All of them were the poorest and the lowly ones in those days.
1 Co 1:20-29
『 … For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. … For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things―and the things that are not―to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.』
This is the way God chooses. He has chosen the weak, the foolish and the poor and fulfilled His great work of salvation through them. A shepherd can become a great prophet and a fisherman or a tax collector can be an apostle whose name will shine forever, if God uses them.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Genesis 1:26-27 (New King James Version)
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
They say that the word “us” in Genesis 1:26, is interpreted as the three characters of trinity in tradition. If then, three images of man should have appeared since God created man in God’s image.
But human being has only two image of male and female. The third image does not exist and was not created.
The ones who understand the will of God to save the whole world now give ear to the word of God. Church of God World Mission Society proclaims that Christ Ahnsahnghong and heavenly Mother have come as the savior of this age.