The bible is the book which testifies about the Savior who was to come and give us salvation. And the bible teaches us that we should wait for the Christ who is coming in the last days to give us salvation.
Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away 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.
The bible says that he would appear again and we must wait for him because he is bringing salvation in the last days. Then who is the Christ who was to appear and give us salvation? How can we recognize him? To answer these questions we have to take a look at the prophecies of the bible and then we can know who the second coming Christ is. Today many people says they are Christians, but they do not have any clue about the Christ who was to come in the last days. Therefore, as people of God who are waiting for his coming let us find out how we can know the Christ who is coming bringing salvation.
To teach us the Christ coming in the last days, God gave one prophecy through the prophet Isaiah.
Isaiah 25:9 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.”
This prophecy is about the last days when God appears to give us salvation. We can confirm this by looking at the time frame of this prophecy. Actually this prophecy is related to the prophecy of Hebrews 9:28. In the King James Version or many other versions of the bible let us know more clearly the meanings of Isaiah 25. Instead of the word “trusted” in the New International Version many other versions replace it with another word, that is, “waited.” Let us take a look at the Easy-To-Read Version.
Isaiah 25:9 At that time people will say,
“Here is our God!
He is the one we have been waiting for.
He has come to save us.
We have been waiting for our Lord.
So we will rejoice and be happy when he saves us.”
In the book of Hebrews it says that we must wait for the Christ who would appear for the second time to bring salvation. That Christ that we were waiting was already prophesied in the book of Isaiah too as the one we have to wait for because he is coming to save us or in other words he is coming to bring salvation. The first coming Christ came to give us the forgiveness of sins and he will appear for the second time not for the sins again but for salvation. Therefore, the prophecies of Hebrews 9:28 and Isaiah 25:9 are actually the same prophecies and we can confirm this by looking more closely at the prophecy of Isaiah 25 which describes more about the characteristics of the Christ who is coming to bring salvation. Let us examine some verses that comes just before the verse 9.
Isaiah 25:6 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.
In this verse we can see where the Christ is coming and what he is doing for the salvation. He is appearing on a certain mountain. Then what is this mountain? If we goes back a little more, in Chapter 24:23 we can see the mountain represents Mount Zion. Then what is Zion? In the Book of Isaiah Chapter 33:20, we can see the Zion is the place where God’s festivals are kept. Therefore, actually Isaiah 25:6 describes about Christ who is preparing a festival of God on the holy mountain of God, Zion. Then what kind of things are used for this festivals of God? Meats and wines. According to the bible there is only one festivals of God which is kept with wine, that is, the Passover. On the Passover night, Jesus gave bread and wine to his disciples which represents his flesh (meats) and his blood (wine). Except the Passover there is no other festivals of God in the bible which is kept with wine. Therefore, this prophecies is about Second Coming Christ’s keeping the Passover with his people with bread and wine. We can confirm this through the next verse.
The verse 7 teaches us the purpose of the festival which is kept with wine. Then why does God give meats and wines in the festivals?
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
The reason he prepares this festival is to “destroy the shroud and sheet” which cover all the peoples and nations of the world. Then what is this sheet or shroud that covers all the people and thus nobody is free from? It is “death” which nobody can escape from and that influences everybody on this earth. But what happens to “death” when God holds this festival on Mount Zion? It is swallowed up, which means that the power of death is destroyed and it has no influence on people anymore. Since there is no death, those who keep this festival can have eternal life. So ultimately the reason Christ holds this festival is to give eternal life.
We can confirm that this festival is the Passover by looking at a teaching of Christ which he gave 2000 years ago. On the night of the Passover, he gave his flesh and blood through the bread and wine of the Passover. And he taught the reason which his disciples should receive the bread and wine of the Passover. All the people on this earth are under the pain and agony of death without exception because of their sins they committed in heaven. But through his flesh and blood Christ gave “the forgiveness of sins.”
Matthew 26:26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
The reason he gave the Passover wine was to give the sinners the forgiveness of their sins. Since their sins are forgiven, the wage of the sin, death penalty is cancelled too. Since there is no death anymore for the one who received the blood of Christ through the Passover bread and wine, they can have eternal life, the salvation of soul.
John 6:54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
By keeping the Passover, we can participate in the flesh and blood of the Christ and through the flesh and blood of the Christ we can receive eternal life. Therefore, we can confirm that the festival of God in the Book of Isaiah Chapter 25 which has the power to destroy the death forever is actually the Passover.
And finally now we must know about the time frame of this prophecy. According to the bible, Christ would appear twice. Then is this prophecy about the first coming Christ or the second? The clue is in the verse 6 which describes the things Christ bring to give us salvation. According to this verse, what kind of characteristic does the wine have? The bible says Christ is preparing the feast with “aged” wine. Aged wine is the wine which should be stored for a long time so that it could be fermented to have good flavor. Then was the wine of the Passover Christ gave to this disciple “an aged wine”? No, we cannot consider it as an aged wine. Until the Christ time, Jews kept the Passover with the blood of lambs in the Old Testament. When Christ came 2000 years, he changed the Passover regulation by keeping with wine which represents the blood of Christ, the true Passover Lamb. Christ kept the Passover with wine for the first time and therefore we can say that wine of the Passover which Christ used 2000 years ago was a new wine.
But what happened to the Passover? In the early church the Passover was kept until 325 AD, but it was abolished through the order of Emperor Constantine in 325 AD in the Council of Nicaea. Since then nobody could keep the Passover and nobody could receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. The Passover wine was hidden from people until Christ Ahnsahnghong started to preach the new covenant of the Passover from 1948 after he started his ministry. From 325 to 1948, for about 1600 years the wine of the Passover was stored in a secret place until it was opened again by Christ Ahnsahnghong. Then can we call this wine of the Passover which was given by Christ Ahnsahnghong “an aged wine”? Yes, 1600 year old wine is a truly aged wine. So the prophecy is about the Passover which would be kept in the last days by the second coming Christ and his disciples.
Through this Chapter in Isaiah God already let us know everything about Christ: Where he was to appear, what he would do to bring salvation, and what is the sign he would bring. And finally, the verse 9 tells us the true identity of the one who was to come bringing the Passover to give us salvation.
Isaiah 25:Isaiah 25:9 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.”
The one who is bringing the new covenant of the Passover is actually God himself who comes to save us in the last days by restoring and bringing back the bread and wine of the Passover which had been taken away by the work of Satan. And this is the one who we have to wait for for our salvation. Through this prophecy we can know that he must establish Zion, the city of festivals, and he must bringing the new covenant of the Passover to destroy the power of death and give us eternal life. Then who fulfilled this prophecy by restoring the new covenant which had been long abolished by Satan? It was Christ Ahnsahnghong. He established Zion, the city of David and gave us all the festivals of God including the Passover. And through his precious flesh and blood, he opened the way to the eternal life again, so that we can receive salvation. Then who is Christ Ahnsahnghong? He is the God that we had to wait for.
Once we were under the agony of death because of our sins, but Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover and gave us eternal life again by swallowing up death forever. Therefore, now as the Scripture says, “Let us rejoice and be glad” for the salvation he brought us and keep the Passover until the end. And also let us teach the Passover to those who are waiting for the Christ so that they can receive salvation too.
1 Corinthians 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Let us proclaim the salvation of Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem till the end!!