Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Who is Our Heavenly Mother According to the Bible? Truth of Christ Ahnsahnghong

As you saw in my previous post, Genesis testifies that there is a female image of God. Please do not be mistaken, there is so much more about our Heavenly Mother in the Bible which we will see in this and upcoming posts. Let’s find out who our Heavenly Mother is according to the Bible.

Revelation 22:17- “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.”

In John 4:14, Jesus tells us that the water of life is eternal life which he gave us two thousand years ago. The only one who can give us eternal life, the water of life, is God Almighty (Revelation 21:6). Who is giving us water of life in the last days of Revelation chapter 22? The Spirit AND the bride.

For us to receive eternal life, we must come to the Spirit and the bride. We all know the Holy Spirit but who is the bride? If we do not know about the bride, then how can we receive eternal life? Let’s find out who this very important bride is in the Bible.

Revelation 21:9- “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.’”

This verse testifies that the bride is the wife of the Lamb who is Jesus (John 1:29). Since we know Jesus was crucified and ascended back to the kingdom of heaven about 60 years before the book of Revelation was written, can this be talking about first coming Christ or the second coming? In Revelation 22:7, Jesus Christ states that he is coming soon, meaning he will come a second time. Then we understand the Lamb in this verse is Second Coming Christ.

When Christ comes a second time, who will be with him? His bride. How does the Bible describe his bride?

Revelation 21:10- “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.”

The bride of Second Coming Christ is described in this verse as the Holy City Jerusalem. Do you think this means that the city Jerusalem will float out of heaven? Or than Jesus will come again to marry a city? Of course not, that wouldn’t make any sense. We have to understand God’s word fully so that we are not in error. First of all we must understand how God came two thousand years ago when he appeared as Jesus. In the flesh as a man of course. Then how will he appear a second time?

Acts 1:11- “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Jesus will come a second time in the flesh, then he will come in the flesh and marry a city? Jesus will come in the flesh a second time, therefore his bride should also come in the flesh. Why does the Bible describe his wife as the city Jerusalem? Let’s understand what Jerusalem represents in the Bible.

Galatians 4:26- “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.”

The Bible clearly testifies that the bride of our Heavenly Father is our Heavenly Mother. Then the bride that gives us eternal life is our Mother who is prophesied to come down from heaven in the flesh!

May all thanks, honor, and glory be to our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong for revealing our Heavenly Mother to us. All thanks to our Heavenly Mother for coming to this earth to save us sinners.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Heavenly Mother Jerusalem Testified by Christ Ahnsahnghong

All of us who believe in God know that God is our Father. No one ever denies the male image of God but have you ever heard of the female image of God. Now I know you’re thinking that God doesn’t have an image male or female but let’s see.

Matthew 6:9- “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,”

Jesus Christ spoke these words and established this relationship with God, which God is our Father and we are the children. Let’s see another verse that shows from the beginning, before we existed that God was already male and female.

Genesis 1:26- “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,’”

Why is God speaking in plural?

Genesis 1:27- “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

We were created male and female in God’s image, then what is God’s image? Clearly male and female. If God had no sex and we were created in the image of God, human beings would have no sex, if God were male then we would all be male. However, God’s image can be understood as male and female because we were made in God’s image, male and female.

So we can see that God speaks in the plural form because there is a male image of God which we call Father but there is also a female image of God. Then what do we call the female image of God and why is She important?

In the next post we will go through the Bible to understand who the female image of God is to us and why is it important that we know she exists. Thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong for revealing this perfect truth to us.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Does Colossians 2:16 Say That We Are Not Supposed to Keep the Sabbath?- Truth of Christ Ahnsahnghong

Many people have used the verse Colossians 2:16 to prove that they do not have to observe any Feasts of God (Sabbath, Passover, Unleavened Bread, etc.). Let’s take a look at this verse to get an idea of why people would think that.

Colossians 2:16- “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”

Now it is very easy to take this verse and say that we don’t have to keep any of God’s feasts if you don’t understand the context of this verse and also the second sentence of this verse.

At this time, Apostle Paul was speaking to Christians in Colosse. Colosse is located in present day Turkey and at the time, the Christians there were being persecuted because the popular beliefs at this time were influencing Christ’s teachings. Eastern mysticism and asceticism (belief that abstinence from certain physical activities such as eating or drinking will allow some sort of mind-body transformation) were the main philosophies that were intruding on Christ’s teachings.

Apostle Paul was not telling the Church of God in Colosse to stop keeping God’s feasts, he was telling the church not to let other people judge them because they keep God’s feasts.
Let’s confirm through the Bible. We have to see if Paul was really instructing the people not to keep God’s feasts.

Acts 17:2- “As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,”

Paul’s custom was to keep the Sabbath, he was in Thessalonica at this time for only three weeks so he was at this synagogue for only three weeks. Let’s see another verse for confirmation.
Acts 18:4- “Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.”
Clearly keeping the Sabbath was a custom of Apostle Paul. However, was it just Apostle Paul’s custom?

Luke 4:16- “He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.”

Jesus Christ’s very own custom was to keep the Sabbath. Christ came to show us the example of how to worship God (John 13:15). Then we should in fact keep the Sabbath day because it God’s true day of worship.

Jesus kept the Sabbath 2,000 years ago, our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong also kept the Sabbath, and now our Heavenly Mother continues to keep the Sabbath as an example for us.

Colossians 2:16 says that these feasts are a shadow of the things to come and that the reality is found in Christ. Jesus Christ kept the Sabbath and our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong also kept the Sabbath. Then we must follow Christ who is the reality. Thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for showing us all the truth in the Bible and giving us understanding.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Did Jesus Really Abolish the Sabbath Day?- Truth From Christ Ahnsahnghong

As a result of my last post, I noticed many people emailing me saying that Jesus abolished the law and that we don’t have to keep the Sabbath day any more. It is only for Jewish people. If these statements are in fact true, where should we find the evidence? You guessed right, let’s go to the Bible.

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. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Clearly Jesus himself says that he didn’t come to abolish anything in the Old Testament until heaven and earth disappear. Obviously the heavens and the earth have not disappeared, then nothing in the Old Testament should be disregarded. However, the key is understanding that Jesus came to fulfill everything in the Old Testament. The Law still exists but Jesus fulfilled it, let’s understand why he did so.

Hebrews 7:11- “If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still a need for another priest to come--one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law."

According to the Bible, perfection could not be attained through the Levitical priesthood (Old Testament Law) so another priest had to come in the order of Melchizedek who was Jesus (Hebrews 6:20). Through the Old Testament Law, the people couldn’t attain perfection because of the difficulty of fulfilling all the requirements.

Now that we know Jesus didn’t abolish the Sabbath but actually came to fulfill it and give us a way to attain perfection, let’s see how we are to keep it.

John 4:23- “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

Jesus tells us that we should worship God in spirit and in truth, sounds pretty simple right? Then how can we worship God in spirit and in truth? Since Jesus gave us the command, we should see by his example.

Luke 4:16- “He went to Nazareth where he had been brought up, on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he fond the place where it is written:”

This verse shows that Jesus’ custom was going to the synagogue (church) on the Sabbath day. Then is order to worship in truth, he worshipped God on the true day of worship, the Sabbath. Then how can we worship in spirit, according to this, all he did was read the Bible. Let’s get more confirmation.

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.’’”

We can see that Jesus compares physical food to the word of God which is spiritual food. God’s word is spirit and by reading and listening to it in church on the Sabbath day, we can worship God in spirit.

I thank our heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong because he established Zion, the Church of God World Mission Society so that we can have a place to worship God in Spirit and Truth. Our Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother allow us to come to Zion so we can continue to hear God’s word and grow stronger in faith everyday.