When Jesus came down to this earth 2000 years ago, he was not welcomed by his people even though he was the God they have believed since the time of Abraham.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
It was mainly because people just looked at the physical appearance of Jesus Christ: his family background, his education, his social status, his birth place, his appearance. When they considered these physical aspects of Jesus, he was a son of carpenter unschooled and unauthoritative. Everything they saw about Jesus made them fall away from him. They could see only “a mere man who claimed to be God.” They could not see the Almightiness of God: his power and glory in Jesus Christ. Jesus was completely different from their expectation of God. Therefore, they mocked him and ridiculed him, saying, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” after blindfolding him.
Jesus was so much distressed about Jerusalem for its unbelief and disobedience, and he wept over it say, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes.” Their savior was standing in front of them and teaching them that he was God that “I and Father are one.” The blind could open their eyes, but those who claimed that they could see was condemned because they were spiritually blind and yet they refused to be healed.
John 9:39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” 40Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” 41Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
The same Christ who came as humble man is prophesied to come back again as man in the same way. The bible says that “he will appear for the second time for salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Just as he appeared as man in the flesh for the first time, he will appear as man for the second time.
1John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
How did the Son of God or Jesus appear for the first time? Then how will he appear for the second time? When he appears as man in the flesh for the second time, are we better prepared than Jews in the time of Jesus? Can we recognize him and accept him or are we going to make the same mistakes by rejecting him and losing our chance of salvation? He already prophesied that he would be rejected by people when he comes back for the second time.
Luke 17:25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
Why will the Second Coming Christ be rejected by people of the contemporary generation when he comes back in the last days? It would be because of the same reasons for which people rejected him when he came for the first time. People will judge the Christ according to the worldly point of view or human standards such as his education, family, birth place, occupation, etc.. And people will reject him because he does not match with their own expectation.
Imagine that Christ is standing in front of you as passerby on the street, in subway, or at a bus stop. Will you be able to recognize him as your savior? Would you be able to say, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” like Peter. How would you know him? The same Peter let us know how he could know the Christ. Even though others deserted Jesus, he could remain in Christ with faith in him. He said:
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Through the words of God he could see the true identity of Jesus hidden behind the flesh and blood. Through the fulfillment of the words of God he could recognize the Christ. To fulfill the prophecies of the bible, the Spirit and the Bride, our Father and Mother came down to this earth to give us the words of eternal life. They are calling, “Come to me and I will heal you so that you can see and hear.” Now what do you think of yourself? Do you think you are blind or you can see? If you admit you are blind, Father and Mother will heal you so that you can see and believe. But if you insist that you can see, you might have to find your salvation, which is impossible.
Jeremiah 2:13 “My people committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”
God teaches us to seek God and he will answer you. Seek the Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem and then they will heal you with living water and lead you to the eternal heaven where we should go back. God is standing in front of you and will you be able to see him who might be at odds with your expectation in every way? Can you say like Peter, “I know who you are by the words you give us” by believing in the words of God in the bible?