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Prophecies related to Father Ahnsahnghong

I Came In My Father’s Name

What is the name of God that we must know to be saved? Many believes that it is through the name Jesus we can be saved and he is the true Savior. Then why do people believe like that? It is because the bible says that the name of Jesus is the name of Savior and we must accept and believe in.

Jesus, the Name of God

Apostle John and Peter testified that Jesus is the source of Salvation.

Act 4:11     Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

They testified to the Jews who are versed at the bible, and said that “no other name” except for the name of Jesus was given to them to be saved. It was a strange idea to the Jews of the time. It was because the name of Savior they had known and accepted was not Jesus to them. It was always God the Father Jehovah who could be called the name of Savior.

Isaiah 42:8    “I am Yahweh (or Jehovah).
That is my name.
I will not give my glory to another.
I will not let statues take the praise that should be mine. (ERV)

And he proclaims that he alone is the Savior and none other.

Isaiah 43:10     The Lord (or Jehovah) says, “You people are my witnesses and the servant I chose. I chose you so that you would help people believe me. I chose you so that you would understand that ‘I Am He’—I am the true God. There was no God before me, and there will be no God after me. 11 I myself am the Lord, and there is no other Savior.

The name of God to the Jews who originally believed in the bible was God Jehovah. That is why when disciples started to preach that Jesus was the Savior and the true God, the Jews could not accept the teachings and dismissed them as cult. But then why did the disciples preach that Jesus is the name of Savior and Jesus is God Jehovah. Physically we cannot say that the name Jesus and Jehovah same because they have different spellings and pronounce differently. Despite these apparent difference between the two names, the disciples of Jesus preached Jesus was the true savior and accept the name of Jesus.

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Today, everybody believes in the Name of Jesus, which was different 2000 years ago when he came down to this earth. He was rejected and He was crucified. Why do people now put their trust in the Name Jesus? 

Romans 9:5     Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah (or Christ Jesus), who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.

Paul says that Christ Jesus is the true God and he is the true Savior.

Romans 10:9    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Acts 16:29      The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

Apostles who preached Jesus as Savior were also Jews who had been taught throughout their life that Jehovah is the Savior. Then what made them change their mind and accept the name of Jesus as the name of Savior, rather than Jehovah?

The Name of Savior Fulfilled through the Prophecies of the Bible

Then was there any part or verse in the Old Testament that taught that the name of Savior would be changed into another name such as Jesus in the later time? No, there is not a single verse that mentions Jesus in the Old Testament. Considering that their faith was based on the Scriptures, it is strange that they started to call out the name Jesus as the name of Savior because the Scripture testifies over and over again that God the Father Jehovah is the only Savior and only God.

To understand the reason we have to look at the teachings of Jesus Christ who testified about himself. What did he say about himself?

John 5:43   I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

Jesus’ teaching sounds more strange. Jesus said that he (Jesus) came in the name of Father (Jehovah) and by saying this he is alluding that he (Jesus) is Father (Jehovah). However, as we can see the name and spelling, the two names are not the same, but completely different. Then why did he teach that he came in the Father’s name? If he did, he must be called “Jehovah,” rather than Jesus 2000 years ago.

Here we can see that he is not teaching in the literal sense of the words, but he is teaching through a parable as usual. Therefore, to understand his teaching correctly, we have to read between the lines and find out the hidden meaning behind the words. Then how can we explain his teaching about the name of God.

By looking at the previous verses we can grasp the meaning and understand what he wanted to teach the people about the name of Savior.

John 5:39       You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

He is speaking about the Scriptures (the bible) and says that through the Scriptures we can receive Salvation because through the Scriptures we can know who the Savior is and can come to him to receive Salvation. But the Scriptures he was speaking about the Old Testament because the New Testament was not recorded and compiled yet during Jesus’ lifetime. And he makes an unbecoming argument when he said that the Scriptures or the Old Testament was given to teach the people about himself who was to come as Savior to give them eternal life. However, none of his argument seems to be true because the Scriptures testifies that Jehovah is the Savior and come to Father Jehovah.

Then on what ground could he say that he was God the Father Jehovah and he came in the Father’s name? We can understand this through the fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible. God gave many prophecies (rather than a name) so that we could recognize the true Savior by the fulfillment of the prophecies. For example, in one prophecy God said that he would come as shepherd to save his people:

Ezekiel 34:11    “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord (or Jehovah) says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13 I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. 14 I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. 16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

Since the shepherds did not take care of the sheep entrusted to them, God prophesied that he would be a shepherd for his people himself in the future by searching them, gathering them, healing them, comforting them with good pastures. Then who came and fulfill this prophecy of good shepherd? It was fulfilled through Jesus Christ:

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Who is the True Shepherd, Jehovah or Jesus? What is the true Name of Savior?

John 10:11      “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

Through these teachings we can easily see that Jesus was the one who fulfilled the prophecy of the good shepherd made by Father Jehovah. If we believe that these two passages are related with each other through the prophecy and fulfillment, it is also easy for us to know who Jesus was. In the Book of Ezekiel, the one who would appear as shepherd is God the Father Jehovah himself. Therefore, we can say that Jesus, even though he came as man in the flesh like one of us and he had physically a different name from Jehovah, is God Jehovah because of the fulfillment of the prophecy.

The Prophecy of a New Covenant

Let us take a look at another prophecy:

Jeremiah 31:31   “The days are coming,” declares the Lord (or Jehovah)),
when I (Jehovah) will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to them,”
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”

In this prophecy Jehovah said that he would make a new covenant to his people again to give them the forgiveness of sins. Even though he made an old covenant (the Law of Moses), his people disobeyed the covenant and got destroyed because of the sins they committed and the covenant came to be broken and forgotten by his people since it was written on the stone tablets. That is why he said that he would write the new covenant in the tablets of people’s heart so that they would never forget and keep the covenant forever so that they would receive the forgiveness of sins and salvation.

Then who fulfill this prophecy by making the new covenant with the people of God?

Luke 22:19    And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 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.

When Jesus kept the Passover with his disciples, he said that that was THE new covenant. What does it mean? What was the new covenant he had in mind when he established the new covenant with the bread and wine of the Passover? He was referring to a prophecy of the Scriptures and all throughout the Scriptures there is only one instance where God Jehovah said that he (Jehovah) would make A new covenant. And that prophecy was achieved by Jesus by establishing THE new covenant which was mentioned by Father Jehovah. Then in this prophecy who is Jesus? The prophecy said I (Jehovah) would make a new covenant and therefore Jesus must be Jehovah who appeared as man in the flesh and established the new covenant.

I just mentioned two of the prophecies of the Scriptures for the sake of time. Actually, all the verses of the bible teaches us the savior who would appear and gives us the salvation and all those prophecies which were made by God Jehovah was fulfilled by Jesus. When the disciples of Jesus realized this, they could boldly proclaim that Jesus was Father Jehovah and Jesus thus was the true Savior and God.

The Name of God in the Last Day

Then why are all these important? It is because what happened in the past would happen again in the last day. Jesus Christ already prophesied about his coming and he says about the name of Savior which would be revealed in the last day.

John 14:26      But the Advocate (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.

Here he is speaking about the Holy Spirit who would come in the last day to teach the truth to people so that they would receive salvation. But then who is the Holy Spirit who would appear in the last days? Many say that the Holy Spirit is a invisible spiritual force as it was once manifested on the Day of Pentecost by descending upon people and giving the power of God. That is true. But in another aspect, the Holy Spirit is just a title given to God just like the Father and the Son. According to the bible, the Holy Spirit is the title given to the Second Coming Christ.

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What would be the Name of God in our time? How would we be able to know it?

Jesus Christ always called himself as “the Son of Man” or people called him as “the Son of God or David.” It was because the Christ must appear as son in the prophecy of Isaiah.

Isaiah 9:6    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus and that is why Jesus himself and people called him as son. In reality, however, he was the Mighty God and Everlasting Father or God Jehovah himself. Especially, he appeared as Counselor or Advocate who “speaks to the Father in our defense.” (1 John 2:1)  According to the teachings of Jesus, he says that he would send another Counselor like him so that our sins would be forgiven through his supplication for us.

John 14:15    “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father , and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of truth.

And about this Counselor, he refers him as the Holy Spirit. It means that God would send Christ again and when he appears he would come with the title of the Holy Spirit. And when he appears he would teach us everything that we must know for our salvation and he would speak to the father for us so that our sins would be forgiven. In the Book of Revelation, we can see Jesus who would appears with the title “the Holy Spirit” and “a new name.”

Revelation 3:11    I (or Jesus) am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

The Jesus who would be coming in the future must be the Second Coming Christ. When he appears for the second time, however, he does not use the title “Son” anymore, rather he uses the title (Holy) Spirit instead as we can see in Verse 13 of the passage above and many other verses throughout the book, especially, Chapter 2, 3 and 22. Again and again he refers himself as “the Holy Spirit,” letting us know that these prophecies about his second coming. But when he comes, what is the name he would use? In the book of John, he already said that God would send the Holy Spirit in his name and therefore the Holy Spirit seems to have to appear in the name of Jesus if we try to understand this verse literally.

However, through the example of Jesus who came in the Father’s name, now we must have the spiritual eyes to know the hidden meaning behind it. It means the Holy Spirit would not literally appear in the name of Jesus any more, but rather he would appear with a different name. About this, he said that he would appear with “his new name.” (Revelation 3:12) It means when he appears in the last days we would not be able to know who the Christ is through his name. Then how would we know the Second Coming Christ.

Christ Ahnsahnghong Who Came in the Name of Jesus

The only way for us to know the name of God is through the fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible. Just as the disciples could accept Jesus as Savior or God through the fulfillment of prophecies made by God Jehovah, the only way for us to know the true Second Coming Christ who would appear as the Holy Spirit with a new name is through the fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible.

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Christ Ahnsahnghong is the True Name of God through which we can be saved because there is no other name given to us to be saved except for the Name Ahnasahnghong. He has come to fulfill the prophecies of the bible and established Zion, the Church of God for us to receive salvation.

2000 years ago, Jesus made a lot of prophecies about his Second Coming in Matthew 24: the Son of man coming on the clouds of sky, the Son of Man coming along the blossoming of the fig tree, the Son of Man coming like lightning which shines from east to west, etc. Therefore, the one who fulfills all these prophecies made in the name of Jesus is the one who we must accept because he is Christ Jesus who would appear a second time. It does not matter where he is coming from, how he looks like, what language he speaks, what customs he follows. What is important is the prophecies of the Scriptures and the fulfillment of those prophecies.

All the prophecies Jesus made 2000 years ago was fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong by coming on the clouds of heaven in the time of fig tree giving out the leaves from the east bringing the words of God. Not only these, all other prophecies such as Melchizedek, David, Elijah, Moses, etc were fulfilled through his coming. Therefore, by looking at the fulfillment we should be able to see who Christ Ahnsahnghong is in spite of all the unbecoming outward appearances which seems to be contrary to the public expectation of Christ. Remember that only those who truly believed the words of God in the bible could accept the Christ testified in the bible. We must be the same and accept Christ Ahnsahnghong by trusting the words of God in the Scriptures because these are the Scriptures that testifies about Christ Ahnsahnghong.

The Savior In Each Age And His New Name

As people who accepts God as our King and our Savior, the Bible says that at least we must know the name of the Savior.

Isaiah 52:5   “And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord. “For my people have been taken away for nothing, and those who rule them mock,” declares the Lord. “And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed. 6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.”

God says that his people at least must know his name. Many people might think it absurd because they believe that they know the name of God perfectly well. And many say that they believe in the name of Jesus, who is their God and Savior. If that is that easy, God would not have warned that his people should know his name. Now let us find out the true name of the Savior so that we may know who the true God is and what his name is.

Jesus, a New Name of Savior

2000 years ago, when Jesus came down to this earth, God’s people in those days were Jews. They were the people who had been given the Scriptures or the bible and they studied the bible since the time of Moses. Based on the knowledge of the bible, they thought it was easy for them to know the true God and his name because the Scriptures already testified the God and his name Jehovah. It was no wonder that they had confidence on their knowledge of the bible since they studied the Scriptures or the bible day and night and they had thorough knowledge of the Law of Moses.

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Tetragrammaton, a four-letter Hebrew words which represent “YHWH” in alphabets.

But when the God they believed came down to this earth in human form in the name of Jesus, it was proven that their knowledge of God was wrong since they did not recognize the God with their knowledge of the bible. They knew that God was Father Jehovah or “יהוה” in Hebrew, which corresponds to “YHWH” in English alphabets. They worshiped him since the time of Abraham calling him “God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” and “God of Israel.” Even though they were taught about their God for thousands of years generations after generations, they did not recognize the God they claimed to know and they even crucified him and killed him when He came to save them. How and why did this happen?

Even though they thought they knew God, in actuality they did not know God. The main reason was because the God they had worshiped appeared to them with a completely different name from the one they had already know. They knew the name Jehovah, but they did not trust in the name Jesus because the new name was not recorded in the bible as the name of Savior or nobody-no prophets or teachers of laws-ever mentioned or taught about the name Jesus. According to their knowledge of the Scriptures, the Name of God was יהוה or Jehovah.

Then why did this discrepancy happen even though they were taught with the same Scriptures as the one we have now as Christians? According to the Scriptures, Jesus was not God to the Jews; however, according to the same Scriptures Jesus was God to the Christians of the Jesus’ time. How come the Jews who lived in the same era and studied the same Scriptures had completely different opinions of Jesus? One Jew said Jesus was a man blaspheming the name of God by claiming himself as God and another said that Jesus was in the very nature God who appeared in the form of a man.

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Why did some people believed that Jesus was the Savior even though the Scriptures testified that Jehovah is the God and Savior?

It was because the Jews did not know or accept that God could appear as man and with a different name. They did not look at the prophecies of the bible and the fulfillment through Jesus. But the Christians accepted the prophecies of the bible and therefore they could accept Jesus even though he appeared to them in many ways contrary to their expectation. At least they knew that Jesus was the one who fulfilled the prophecies of the bible even though he was a man and he came from a ordinary family.

When they accepted the name Jesus, from that time the name Jesus became the name of the Savior and God to them and they started to pray in the name of Jesus. They knew that by Jesus appearing to them the name of Father, Jehovah became obsolete even though once that was the name given to them for thousands of years. With this realization, disciples of Jesus, who once were praying in the name of Jehovah, started to call on the name of Jesus and became the witnesses of Jesus, preaching Jesus was God and Savior.

The Name of the Savior in our Time

Then what is the Name of God and Savior to us? To this question, many will confidently say that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. This is understandable because His name is recorded all through the New Testament. But let us go back to the time of Jesus. Jews’ faith in Jehovah was also reasonable because Jehovah was the name recorded all through the Scriptures of the Old Testament. Even though Jehovah was the name recorded in the Old Testament, a group of people started to believe in Jesus as their God because he fulfilled all the prophecies Jehovah made in the Old Testament. Therefore, logically, they concluded that Jesus-even though he came with a different name-was God the Father Jehovah.

It is the same in our time. The standard of our faith should be based on the prophecies of God in the bible. If the bible says, we will have the same name Jesus as the name of Savior, then we must believe in the name of Jesus. But what if the bible says Jesus will come with a different name just as he had done 2000 years ago? If that is the case, we would make the same mistake as the Jews had made 2000 years ago by insisting the obsolete name of Savior as true name and rejecting the true name of Savior by holding on to his old without knowing that a new age has come when we have to know the new name of Savior.

Not to make this kind of mistake we must know the prophecies of the bible. Then what does the bible say about the Second Coming Christ and his name? Let us first find about some of the prophecies of the bible so that we can know the plan of God for our salvation.

The Name of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:18    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

This verse contains a deep prophecy of our salvation. Through this verse Jesus is teaching us the plan of God’s salvation. Let us find out the secrets one by one so that we can understand the plan of God for our salvation. First, we have to know the word, “baptizing.” The reason we have to focus on this word is because baptism is a very essential ceremony for the salvation. Baptism is a ceremony through which we can receive the forgiveness of sins and the names we must be baptized in are the names of God we must know and accept for our salvation since God is the only one who can give the forgiveness of sins.

This verse reveals to us that God divided his salvation work into three different stages or ages: the Age of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And in each age he gave a name for the Savior. To the Jews before Jesus’ coming, the name of Savior was Jehovah and for this reason it was hard for them to accept the name Jesus since they had been taught that Jehovah was the Savior. But disciples who knew the plan of God could get rid of their own prejudice about God and could accept Jesus because he accomplished all the prophecies of the bible.

Then what did Jesus teach about the last days? By saying that we must get baptized in the name of the Holy Spirit, he was teaching to us that first, there would be the age of the Holy Spirit in the last days, and second people who are living in the last days must know the name of the Holy Spirit for the baptism to be complete for their salvation. Therefore, we who are living not in the Age of Father, nor in the Age of Son, but in the Age of Holy Spirit must know two things, that is, who the Holy Spirit is and what His name is. First, who is the Holy Spirit? Since the bible already prophesied that Christ would appear a second time (Hebrews 9:28), we can guess the Holy Spirit must be the second coming Christ.

The reason the age of first coming Christ is called the Age of Son was because of the title given to Jesus when he came for the first time. According to a prophecy of a bible in the Book of Isaiah, Christ would be coming as son. (Isaiah 9:6) But the bible says that the Christ who would appear second time in the last days would use a different title, “the Holy Spirit.” We can confirm this through the titles Jesus uses throughout the New Testament. When he came 2000 years, he called himself “Son” by using the title “the Son of Man.”

Matthew 12:8    For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.

Also people also called Jesus with the title “Son.”

Luke 18:38  38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

But when Jesus appears in the last days, he does not use the title “Son” anymore; instead he uses the title “the Holy Spirit” to refer to himself.

Revelation 2:17   Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

This book of Revelation was based on the revelation John received from Jesus, which is concerned about things that “must soon take place.” (Revelation 1:1) Therefore, we can say, this book is a prophecy about the last days. In this revelation, Jesus keeps using the title “the Spirit” or the Holy Spirit to refer to himself. This reveals that he would use the title “the Spirit”, not “the Son” in the last days. Then we can call this age when he is using the title, the Holy Spirit as the Age of the Holy Spirit.

And Jesus taught that he would have a name in this age too and we must know this name to get baptized for the forgiveness of sins. Then what would be the name of Jesus in the last days? Would it be the same Jesus? Or would it be different like 2000 years ago by coming with a completely different name to make it hard for people to recognize him? To give the correct answer we must look at the prophecies of the bible. Then what does the bible say about the name of the Holy Spirit?

Revelation 3:11    I (Jesus) am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

He is speaking about the future when he comes back in the last days and He says that he would come with a NEW name when he comes for the second time. Let us confirm again.

Revelation 2:17  Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

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What is the white stone with a new name written on it?

According to the bible, the stone represents Christ himself (1 Peter 2:4), and the stone with a NEW name means Christ who is coming with another name. Through this we can see that the Christ would come with a completely different name when he comes in the Age of the Holy Spirit in the last days. How hard would it be for people to know the Christ and accept the new name of the Christ in the last days as we have already seen through the same event the Jews had 2000 years ago in his first coming.

Conclusion

In this situation, who would be like disciples of Jesus 2000 years ago and accept the second coming Christ? Many will act in the same way as the Jews had done and will reject the second coming Christ and will not be able to receive the salvation by refusing to be baptized in the name of the Holy Spirit. We who wants to receive salvation must be different and have spiritual eyes to recognize the Christ who is coming with a new name. The only ways is through the prophecies of the bible. Whoever fulfills the prophecies of the bible is the second coming Christ and his name is the new name which we must accept for our salvation.

Then what is the name of the Holy Spirit? To know answer for this question, first we should ask these questions? How fulfill the prophecies of King David? Melchizedek? Moses? All these prophecies got fulfilled by one man who came as man in the flesh from a far off land in the east in 1948 to fulfill all the prophecies Christ gave 2000 years ago about his second coming. (Matthew 24) The man is Christ Ahnsahnghong. He came and fulfilled all the prophecies of the bible and through this we must know that the new name of the Holy Spirit is Ahnsahnghong and this is the name of Savior in the Age of the Holy Spirit.

Come to Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem and receive salvation.

Christ Coming As Melchizedek

Christ Who is Coming as Melchizedek

The bible teaches the Second Coming Christ in many ways. One of such ways is through the figures in the Old Testament. Christ in Greek or Messiah in Hebrew both originally means “an anointed one,” which means he comes to be anointed. Accordcing to the Law of Moses three types of people got anointed: High Priest, King, and Prophet. Through this title we can figure out that Christ comes as king, prophet, and high priest when he comes on this earth.

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The Passover and Melchizedek

First, he comes as a king like David, the second king of Israel to give laws of the new covenant and rules over the people of God. (Luke 1:31) Second, he should come as a prophet like Moses to lead his people out of the land of spiritual slavery and lead them to the land of Canaan, the heaven. (Act 3:22) Third, he also comes as high priest like Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:8) to mediate for the sins of God’s people so that they can receive the forgiveness of sins.

How can we know the Christ who is coming as Melchizedek? What kind of blessings are given to the people who receive the spiritual Melchizedek? How can we receive the blessings of his priesthood? These are all essential questions we must ask and know the answers of to receive the Christ.

In the following links you can find some of the essential information about the Christ who is coming as Melchizedek. I hope you read the contents carefully and accept the Christ who is coming as Melchizedek and receive the salvation.

Melchizedek And Christ Ahnsahnghong

We have already seen that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of Melchizedek by bringing the bread and wine of the Passover which were the symbols of Melchizedek and giving us the blessings of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. But the bible says the complete fulfillment of the prophecies about Melchizedek would be fulfilled in the last days when Christ is coming for the second time to give us the salvation. Just like other prophecies of the bible, the prophecies of Melchizedek must be carried out by the Second Coming Christ.

More Prophecies of Melchizedek

Even though Jesus fulfilled the Order of Melchizedek by coming as high priest in the Order of Melchizedek and granting eternal life through the bread and wine of the Passover which represent his flesh and blood, the bible says this was not the complete fulfillment.

Hebrews 5:11   We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!

this” in this context means “Mechizedek” because he was explaining about Jesus fulfilling the prophecies of Melchizedek from Verse 1 to 10. But he says he cannot explain everything about Melchizedek 2000 years ago because the prophecies of Melchizedek contains some hard things that could not be properly explained at that time. So he says the time would come that saints of God must learn the prophecy from the beginning again as baby who eat milk, not the solid food. Then what prophecies were hard to understand at that time and remain unfulfilled? Then when would those prophecies be fulfilled?

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Who is True Melchizedek?

Hebrews 7:1  This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

And finally, in Chapter 7 of the same book he reveals more characteristics of Melchizedek which were hard to explain at that time. We have already seen that Melchizedek was the priest of God who blessed Abraham with the offerings of “bread and wine.” And we can see that he is actually God himself since it is only God who can be told to be “without beginning of days or end of life.” But still there are two more characteristics about Melchizedek which have not been fully explained until this time: that is, “without father or mother” and “without genealogy.” Therefore, let us think about these characteristics a little bit more.

Without Father or Mother

First, what is the meaning of “without father or mother”? Nobody on this earth can be born without father or mother. According to the providence of God everything on this earth such as animals, birds, fish, plants, including human beings must be given life through father and mother. That is why Jesus was born through a family system when he came down to this earth even though he was God himself who could have appeared without going through those cumbersome processes.

Therefore, “without father or mother” must have some hidden meaning like all the words of God in the bible. Then what is the meaning of the phrase?

Matthew 12:46   While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

At this scene the physical family members of Jesus was waiting outside, but he pointed his disciples and said, “These are my family because they are the ones who are doing the will of God.” Through this he was teaching us the true family are the spiritual family, not the physical family. So the true father, mother, brothers, or sisters are the ones who believe in God and follow God’s commands. In this sense, a physical father, mother, brothers or sisters who do not do the will of God are not considered as the true family members.

Through this we can understand the meaning of “without father or mother.” It means that this Melchizedek must come from a family who do not believe in God or do the will of God. In other words he must come from a non-believing family members who do not believe in God.

Without Genealogy

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The Genealogy of Jesus

The second characteristic of Melchizedek which has not been understood until now is “without genealogy.” In the bible, the genealogy or family ancestry is always that of Jews because the bible records the history of physical Jews. Therefore, without genealogy means, the true Melchizedek must come from outside the Jewish ancestry, which means he must come from a Gentile country.

But if we look at Jesus with these two conditions of Melchizedek, things do not make sense. First, Jesus did not come from the family of non-believers; on the other hand, the bible describes the physical father and mother of Jesus was believers of God and considered as “righteous” in the eyes of God. (Matthew 1:19, Luke 1:28) Both of Jesus’ parents were believers of God. If not, how can they be deemed righteous by God and gained favors of God.

And also the second condition of Melchizedek, “without genealogy” does not match with Jesus Christ because he is clearly recorded as one from the Jewish genealogy and he did not come from a Gentile nation.

Matthew 1:1   This is the genealog of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of  Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, …. 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Through this genealogy, we can absolutely know that Jesus came from the Jewish ancestry and he HAD his part in the genealogy of the Jews.

Christ Ahnsahnghong, The True Melchizedek

Because of these reasons, Paul said that he wanted to teach more things about Melchizedek, but he could not because some things were hard to understand because those characteristics of Melchizedek did not match with Jesus. Even though he was the priest of God who blessed God’s people with “bread and wine,” the symbols of Melchizedek and he was God in the flesh, he could not completely fulfill the prophecies of Melchizedek because there were some prophecies which could not be explained through Jesus Christ.

That is why to fulfill all the prophecies of the bible Christ must come again for the second time so that we know the complete truth and become grown-ups who can digest even solid foods too. The knowledge of the Melchizedek was not complete 2000 years ago, but it would be made perfect when he comes to fulfill the remaining prophecies.

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.

Then when Christ appears a second time, how can we know who the Christ is? Let us take a look at all the requirements of Christ when he comes to fulfill the prophecies of the spiritual Melchizedek. First,  he must come from a family of non-believers of God to fulfill the prophecy of “without father or mother.” And second, he must come from a Gentile nation which has nothing to do with the Jewish genealogy to fulfill the prophecy of “without genealogy.” And third, he must bring the bread and wine of the Passover to prove that he is the true Melchizedek. Then who fulfilled all these prophecies and appeared to us for the second time to give us salvation? It is Christ Ahnsahnghong.

He came from parents who did not believe in God and did not do the will of God. Therefore, they could not be considered as father or mother since they did not belong to the spiritual family of believers of God. Also, he came from the land of Korea, which has nothing to do with a Jewish genealogy to fulfill the prophecy of “without genealogy.” And most importantly, he brought back the bread and wine of the Passover, the true signs of Melchizedek, which was abolished 325 AD by the work of Satan. Therefore, we can surely say that Christ Ahnsahnghong is the true high priest in the Order of Melchizedek whose ministry is eternal and thus whose blessings are everlasting because he is God.

Passover and Second Coming Christ

The bible teaches that the one who restores the Passover is God who can give us eternal life.

Isaiah 25:6  On this mountain (Zion) 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. 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 Mountain of God is Zion (Isaiah 24:23). Since Zion is the place where God’s festivals are kept, the feast or banquet described in this prophecy must be one of the festivals of God. Then what is this festival? The thing prepared for this banquet reveals the nature of this festival. It is about the Passover since this festival is kept with “wine” and among all the festivals of God it is only the Passover which uses wine as main offering. And also the work of wine also tells us this must be the Passover. Because it is only the Passover wine which has power to destroy death and give us eternal life just as Jesus said, “Whoever eats my flesh (bread) and drinks my blood (wine) has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Then what is this Passover? According to the bible Christ is the Melchizedek who would bring bread and wine of Passover. And therefore, the Passover must be kept two times first in the time of the first coming and second in his second coming. Then is this prophecy concerned about his first coming or second coming. We can get the answer from the characteristic of this wine used in the festivals: “Aged wine.” Aged wine is the wine which was kept hidden or stored in a secret place for a long time. So this is about the Passover which would be kept in the last day when it was brought back after long abolishment.

Jesus and Disciples kept the Passover with bread and wine according to the command of Christ and they could receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life by the ministry of Jesus who fulfilled the Order of Melchizedek. But in 325 AD, the Passover was abolished by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the council of Nicaea. Since then nobody could receive the blessings of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. The wine of Passover has become kept hidden and stored for a long time until the Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover though his ministry of the Order of Melchizedek.

Therefore, this prophecy is concerned about the Passover wine which would be restored in the last day after long abolishment. That is why this Passover wine is called “aged wine,” not just wine or new wine. Then who is the one who has the authroity and power to restore the Passover wine again in the last days?

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.”

In the book of Isaiah, God teaches us that it is God himself who restores the Passover and bringing salvation to his people. “Surely” or without any doubt, this is our God. Then who is Christ Ahnsahnghong who restored the Passover of the New Covenant by giving us his flesh and blood through the bread and wine of Passover so that we can receive the blessings of the forgiveness and eternal life? Surely without any doubt he is our God “without the beginning of days or end of life.”

Conclusion

Through all these fulfillments of the prophecies we can surely say that Christ Ahnsahnghong is the true Melchizedek who came to this earth for the second time to complete the mission of Melchizedek so that we can be blessed in this last day. He gave us his flesh and blood for us so that we sinners could be forgiven our sins and recieve eternal life. The bible says about the people in the last days who will come to know the complete fulfillment of the prophecies of Melchizedek:

Hebrews 5:13   Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

God wants us to know the truth by studying the complete fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible and to have complete knowledge to distinguish good from evil. All the prophecies of Melchizedek, David, Moses, etc were completely fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong and now we must grow mature to know the true identity of Christ Ahnsahnghong even though he came as man in the flesh. With this knowledge we must say, “Surely Christ Ahnsahnghong is our God” as it is written in the bible.

And he let us know the true reality of flesh and blood of Christ, Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem. We should receive God the Father and God the Mother for our salvation. Amen.

The True Melchizedek: Christ Jesus

In the previous post, we have seen the Melchizedek in the Old Testament. Then through this Melchizedek, what is it that God wanted to teach us? It is the Christ who was the true reality of the Melchizedek. Everything in the bible was given to us to teach us the Christ.

The Bible and the Christ

John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

Jesus said that everything written in the bible was given to teach us the Christ. In this sense, the bible contains all the information about the Christ who was to come to save us. But the Jews did not accept the Christ even though he came to fulfill the prophecies of the bible and standing right in front of them, teaching them the way to the kingdom of heaven. They refused to accept the Christ and they rejected their salvation.

If we look at the bible, the bible contains all the information of the coming of Christ: the place he was to be born, the place he would grow up, the place he would preach the gospel, the life he was to live. All these information was recorded in the bible as prophecies and when the prophecies are fulfilled at God’s appointed time by someone we can recognize him as the Christ who was to come.

Isaiah 48:3   I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.

God foretold many things through the prophets of God through the bible and all the things recorded in the bible are supposed to “come to pass” when God acts at his appointed times. These are prophecies of God. Then what did God prophesied about through the prophets?

1 Peter 1:10   Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.

The prophets of God received the prophecies through the Holy Spirit and they were showing “the Messiah” who is coming and all the information about his coming such as “the tiem and circumstances” so that we can correctly recognize the Messiah or Christ who comes fulfilling all the prophecies of God like Jesus 2000 years ago.

Christ Appearing As Mechizedek

One of the prophecies of the bible about the Christ was his coming as Mechizedek. Even though there were many important figures in the Old Testament, God chose Melchizedek, who was recorded briefly in a passing way to teach us about the Christ coming to fulfill the work of Melchizedek. As we have already examined before, Melchizedek in the Old Testament was given as type for Christ would come to do the work of Melchizedek.

Let us think about the characteristics of Melchizedek one more time one by one. First, Melchizedek was the priest of God who blessed Abraham or God’s people with bread and wine, rather animal sacrifices performed by the priests of God following the Order of Aaron as it was written in the Law of Moses. Therefore, the most unique and important characteristic which distinguises Melchizedek from all other priests of God is this offering of “bread and wine.” And we can say that “bread and wine” is the symbol of the true Melchizedek. The priest who is appearing as Melchizedek must bring the bread and wine so that we can know who the spiritual Melchizedek is. In this way, we can know the Christ or Messiah who is coming as Melchizedek.

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The Signs of Melchizedek: Bread and Wind of Passover

Then who came as Melchizedek and blessed God’s people to receive salvation? This prophecy of Melchizedek was fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Let us find out the reason why Jesus is the spiritual Melchizedek. 2000 years ago Jesus came as high priest to mediate between God and his people so that they can receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life. What we should look at in the ministry of Jesus as high priest is the offerings he was presenting to God for the blessing. He did not sacrifice animals according to the Law of Moses following the Order of Aaron. But he blessed his people with “bread and wine” of Passover.

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 (of wine), 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.

What was the offering he used to give the blessing of “the forgiveness of sins”? Bread and wine. Then who used bread and wine to give blessing to Abraham who represents God’s people? Mechizedek. Then who is the spiritual Melchizedek who fulfilled the prophecies of Melchizedek? Jesus. Therefore, we can say that Jesus is Melchizedek. The ceremony which Jesus and disciples were keeping was called the Passover. (Matthew 26:17)

Through this Passover bread and wine he gave the forgiveness of sins and also granted eternal life, the true salvation we are waiting for.

John 6:53   Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh (bread) and drinks my blood (wine) has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

Through the bread and wine of the Passover which represent Jesus’ flesh and blood he gave the blessing of eternal life. That is why we can say that Jesus is the spiritual Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:8   Son though he (Jesus) was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Conclusion

Through the prophecies of Melchizedek of the Old Testament, we can clearly know that Jesus who fulfilled the prophecies of the Melchizedek is the Messiah or Christ. The ceremony through which Jesus blessed his people was named as new covenant, showing us the time of old covenant was gone and the age of fulfillment came. When he established the new covenant, he was announcing that the new age had come to fulfill the prophecies of the bible. That is why the bible says that he is the high priest mediating with new covenant of bread and wine.

Hebrews 9:15   For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant.

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Jesus Christ, The True Spiritual Melchizedek

Just as Melchizedek, Jesus gave “bread and wine” for the blessings of the forgiveness of sins and eternal life with bread and wine, which represent his precious flesh and blood that he sacrificed for us. Jesus came and fulfilled all the prophecies as it was recorded in the bible, but people refused to accept him as Christ since he did not meet their expectation of Christ.

In our time too, we are given chance to show our faith and belief toward the words of God. Christ came again for the second time bringing “bread and wine” of the Passover to grant us the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Through this symbol of Melchizedek we must recognize Christ Ahnsahnghong as true Messiah who came to this earth to fulfill the prophecies of the bible. We should not make the same mistakes again the Jews made 2000 years ago. Jesus’ physical life and his physical appearance became stumbling blocks to them, hindering them from accepting the Christ who fulfilled the prophecies of the bible, which was true signs of Christ.

In the same way, the bible which testifies about the Christ says Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Christ or Messiah who came to us as spiritual Melchizedek to give us salvation. But aren’t we focusing on the physical life and appearance of Christ Ahnsahnghong, rather than the fulfillment of prophecies of the bible? Let us accept Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem by getting rid of our own opinion or expectations of Christ, but trusting the words of God in the bible.

Melchizedek In The Old Testament

In this post I would like to show some verses about Melchizedek in the Old Testament which was given as shadow for the spiritual Melchizedek, which was to be fulfilled in the New Testament. To understand the reality of Melchizedek in the New Testament, first we have to look at Melchizedek of the Old Testament. By looking at the life and work of Melchizedek of the old covenant, we can know the one who would come as the reality of the Melchizedek by fulfilling the work in the spiritual way.

Melchizedek in Genesis

Genesis 14:17  After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. 21 The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.

This is the almost only description of Mechizedek in the Old Testament. But here we can see all the important characteristics of Melchizedek we must know to understand the spiritual Melchizedek. The very first thing we should look at about Melchizedek is that he was a priest of God. A priest of God is the one who present offering to God.

Hebrews 8:3   Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer.

A priest is a person chosen by God to give offerings to God so that he could mediate between God and God’s people when God’s people committed sins against God. According to this regulation the priesthood was given to Aaron and his descendants and they were to give offerings of animal sacrifice by shedding blood of animals so that people’s sins would be forgiven.

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Who is Melchizedek?

But the offerering Melchizedek was presenting is completely different. He is offering to God bread and wine which is mentioned nowhere else in the Old Testament and through this we can see his priesthood was not conventional to the laws of old covenant.

Blessing Abraham?

Another thing important in this description of Melchizedek is his blessing of Abraham with bread and wine and Abraham’s presenting “a tenth of everything” to Melchizedek. What is the meaning of all this? First, to understand this scene we have to understand who Abraham represents. Abraham is called a ancestor of Israelites as we can see the genealogy of Israelites. The genealogy starts with Abraham since he was the progenitor of this ancestry.

Matthew 1:1  A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.

Jacob the grandson of Abraham had 12 sons and those 12 sons of Jacob came to be called the 12 tribes of Israel. (Actually the name Israel was given to Jacob later and therefore 12 tribes of Israel means 12 tribes of Jacob.) In this sense Abraham represents the Israelites itself who was still in the body of Israelites. Therefore, Abraham’s presenting a tenth can represent Israelites’ presenting a tenth (or tithe) to Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:9   9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth (or tithe), paid the tenth through Abraham, 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.

So in this scene Abraham represents Jews and then who does Melchizedek represent? To answer this question we need to know about “a tenth” mentioned above. A tenth means “tithes” God commanded His people to present to him.

Leviticus 27:30   “‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. 31 Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it. 32 Every tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd’s rod—will be holy to the Lord. 33 No one may pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution. If anyone does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.’”

A tithe or a tenth belongs to God. Then who is Melchizedek who received a tenth or tithes from the Israelites through Abraham? He must be representing God himself. So the spiritual meaning of this scene is actually a illustration of God’s blessing God’s peoples with bread and wine. But in this priesthood a man is not set up as a meiator as in the priesthood of Aaron and his descendants, but God himself is acting as mediator to bless his people.

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Why Bread and Wine?

And also as I have mentioned before, the offerings or gift used for the minstry is also different. In the Order of Aaron, priests sacrificed animals such as cows, bulls, sheeps, and goats by shedding the blood for the forgiveness of sins. But in this Order of Melchizedek, “bread and wine” are presented as offerings instead of animals.

Spiritual Melchizedek Who Was To Come

Then why was this story of Melchizedek was recorded in the bible? Seemingly, this story is very short and mentioned in a passing way, so we might think that this is not that important. All the prophecies of the bible seem to be the same. They seem to be unimportant  and neglected by people. But when the time of fulfillment for those prophecies comes, the words of God suddenly stand up alive and do everything as it is recorded in the bible.

The prophecy of Melchizedek is the same. This story was given as copy and shadow to teach us the one who was to come as spiritual Melchizedek to bless God’s people. Through the Melchizedek in Genesis, we can find out some characteristics of Melchizedek so that we can know the spiritual Melchizedek who would come and bless God’s people. The first one is that he is the priest of God and working as mediator to bless God’s people with the forgiveness of sins. Second, he is coming with bread and wine to bless us unlike the priests of the Old Testament who practiced animal sacrifices according to the Law of Moses. And third, most importantly he represents God himself since he received tithes from Abraham, which belongs only to God.

To fulfill the prophecies of Melchizedek, the bible teaches “another priest like Melchizedek” would appear to bless God’s people.

Prophecy of the Appearance of Spiritual Melchizedek

Psalm 110:1   The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” 2  The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying,    “Rule in the midst of your enemies!” 3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb. 4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” 5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. 6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. 7 He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.

This verses were written by King David who lived around 1000 BC and he is speaking about a one who would appear as a priest in the order of Melchizedek. He cannot be talking about Melchizedek in the time of Abraham because the time frame of Abraham was about 1800 BC which happened about 800 years before the Book of Psalm was written. So the Melchizedek who would appear is not the Melchizedek of old, but a spiritual or prophetical Melchizedek who would appear later.

This prophecy was about Christ who would appear as Savior to God’s people. In the time of Jesus, there was an argument about who the Christ is and Jesus quoted from this verse of Psalm to teach us that Psalm 110 was concerned about the Christ who was to come. (Matthew 22:41)

Conclusion

Here we come to know about physical Melchizedek in the Old Testament. And this Mechizedek was given as type or pattern to teach us the one who would come as spiritual Melchizedek to fulfill the prophecies. According to this prophecies, he would come as priest of God to mediate, he would mediate by offering bread and wine as gift to God, and he would be God himself.

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Christ Appearing as Spiritual Melchizedek

In the next post, I would like to show the fulfillment of this prophecy of the bible. Who is the spiritual Melchizedek? What would he do? How can we recognize him? All these things through the prophecies of the bible. This prophecy of Melchizedek was finally fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong who came with bread and wine of Passover to mediate for our sins so that we can receive the forgiveness of sins.

Why Melchizedek?

Probably there are not many who have heard of Melchizedek in the bible. And there would be still fewer who have ever studied about Melchizedek. Then why is it necessary to know about Melchizedek or the Order of Mechizedek? Who is Melchizedek? To understand the meaning of Melchizedek in the bible, let us think about some of the figures of the Old Testament.

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Who is Moses? David? Adam? Melchizedek?

Typological Figures in the Bible

To understand the spiritual connotation of Melchizedek, first we must understand a key feature in the bible which God gave us to teach us the Christ: Typology. Typology is defined like this in the Webster’s Dictionary:

typologies. 1 : a doctrine of theological types; especially : one holding that things in Christian belief are prefigured or symbolized by things in the Old Testament.

In Theopedia, it says:

Biblical Typology   Typology is a method of biblical interpretation whereby an element found in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure one found in the New Testament. The initial one is called the type and the fulfillment is designated the antitype. Either type or antitype may be a person, thing, or event, but often the type is messianic and frequently related to the idea of salvation.

In Typology the bottom line is “a person, thing, or event in the Old Testament is working as type or copy to teach us the antitype or the reality which would be fulfilled in the New Testament.” This is a very important concept to understand the meaning of the bible. The Old and New Testament are related to each other. Otherwise there would be no need for us to study the Old Testament since it is over and finished.

But according to this concept the Old Testament is the key factor in understanding the peoples, things, and events in the New Testament because the former is working as prophecies to let us know about the latter.

Typology Explained By God’s Words

Even the bible teaches us the same thing and let us know the bible must be understood with the typological concept of the prophecies and fulfillments.

Hebrews 10:1   The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves.

“The law” means the Law of Moses in the Old Testament and it was given as copy and shadow to teach us the reality, or the New Testament.

Colossians 2:15   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. 17 These (or the Law of Moses) are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

We have to understand the meaning behind it. Does the bible says that we don’t have to know the Old Testament anymore since the reality that is the New Tesament in Christ is established? No. Let us think about the shadow and reality. They are inseparable like the head and tail of a coin. Where there is a shadow, there should be a reality; vice versa. And we can know the reality better by looking at the shadow. So when God gave the Old Testament, he intended to teach us what was to be fulfilled by Christ in the New Testament. Therefore, we can say in this providence of God the Old Testament is essential to understand the New Testament.

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How to understand the Bible?

Isaiah 46:8   “Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

God said that he already revealed what was to come through the things in the past. And therefore, if we want to know the end or the future, we must consult the beginning or the past. For example, if we want to know the Revelations the last book of the bible, we must look at the Genesis the first book of the bible. In this sense, we can say that the two books of the bible are like pieces of a puzzle that we must put together to see the whole picture of the puzzle.

Isa 34:16  Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.

All the words of God has a mated verse and those verses are scattered all throughout the bible in the Old Testament and the New Testament, and we must find out the right piece to understand the meaning of certain verses of the bible by putting the mated verses together. And then, only then can we understand the true meaning of the bible.

Some Examples of Typology

I would like to give some examples of typology through some characters of the bible. Some figures of the Old Testament are working as types or prophecies to teach us the realities or the fulfillments in the New Testament. First, in the book of Genesis there is one figure Adam and this Adam was given to us to teach us the Christ who was to come as Adam.

Romans 5:14   Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

This verse clearly shows us that the first Adam was given as pattern or type to prefigure the Christ who was to come in the future and fulfill the prophecies of Adam. For this reason, to know the Christ first we should know the first Adam in the Old Testament which was a copy or shadow of Christ. Moses was the same. Moses was a great prophet of God who set the Israelites free from the slavery of Egypt and led them to the Promised Land Canaan. And this Moses in the Old Testament was given as type too.

Deuteronomy 18:17  17 The Lord said to me: “What they say is good. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.

God said that he would give “another prophet like Moses” in the future to teach God’s people. Through this verse we can see Moses also was working as type or pattern to teach us the one who was to come as spiritual Moses. And this was fulfilled by Christ by coming as another prophet like Moses and setting God’s people free from the slavery of sins and death and leading to the spiritual Promised Land, the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 3:20   and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.

Apostle Peter clearly says Jesus came as the prophetical Moses to fulfill the prophecy of the Old Testament. We can find many other figures who are working as types: David, Elijah, Melchizedek, etc.

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Jesus, Moses, and Elijah on the Mountain of Transfiguraion by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Melchizedek as the Type of Christ

As we have already seen in another post, Melchizedek is also working as type to prefigure the Christ who would come as spiritual Melchizedek to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament.

Hebrews 7:15    And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears.

Then who is this “another priest like Melchizedek” who would appear in the future? It was fulfilled by Jesus Christ by coming as spiritual Mechizedek.

Hebrews 5:7   During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Jesus came as “another priest like Melchizedek” and thus to understand Jesus fist we have to understand the Melchizedek in the Old Testament. By studying physical Melchizedek in the Law of Moses, actually we can understand the life and work of Jesus better who came to fulfill the prophecies of Melchizede. In the following posts I would like to explain more about the meaning of Melchizedek?

Conclusion

Therefore, people who says that we don’t need to know the Old Testaments are misguided. We MUST know the Old Testament. Without understand the types in the Old Testament given as prefiguration or simply prophecies to teach us the fulfillment or realities in the New Testament, we cannot say we know the bible or we know the Christ who fulfilled all the Law of Moses. (Matthew 5:17)

Christ Ahnsahnghong is the one who fulfilled all the prophecies of the bible and appeared to us for the second time to give us the salvation. And he let us know the source of the water of life, the last mystery of God in the bible, God the Mother (Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem). Let us accept Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother.

Another Priest Like Melchizedek

Hebrews 7:15   And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.

Priesthood of Aaron

In the bible, the works of the priests are very important since they were working as mediator between God and his people for the forgiveness of sins of people. According to the Law of Moses, this priesthood was given to Aaron and his descendants.

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Exodus 29:9   and fasten caps on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance.

According to these words of God the priesthood was given to Aaron and his descendants and they worked for the sanctuary, serving God and giving offerings to God through animal sacrifices.Since Aaron was the first one who was anointed to be the high priest, the priesthood was called “the Order of Aaron,” named after the first high priest. Their main work was sacrificing animals for the atonement for sins.

Leviticus 9:7   Moses said to Aaron, “Come to the altar and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for yourself and the people; sacrifice the offering that is for the people and make atonement for them, as the Lord has commanded.”

Priesthood of Melchizedek

However, the bible teaches that there is “another priest like Melchizedek.” And the Order of Melchizedek is completely different from the Order of Aaron. First, in the Old Testament, the priesthood was given to the tribe of Levi because Moses and Aaron came from that tribe, but the priesthood of Melchizedek came from the tribe of Judah, a tribe which had nothing to do with priesthood of Aaron.

Hebrews 7:13   He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

So this another priesthood is not coming from the tribe of Levi, but from the tribe of Judah. And also the things offered are different too. In the Order of Aaron, they sacrificed animals, but in this priesthood of Melchizedek, the offerings are different.

Heb 8:3   Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. 4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already priests who offer the gifts prescribed by the law.

Because of these and many other reasons, the priesthood in the Order of Aaron and Melchizedek are different from each other. The Order of Aaron was the priesthood based on the Law of Moses , but the Order of Melchizedek is one based on the Law of Christ. Then what is the Order of Melchizedek?

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Let us find out more about the Order of Melchizedek one by one so that we can know how to receive the forgiveness of sins in the Law of Christ.

A Stone In Zion

To the people of God who trust in the words of God in the bible and who wait for the Savior to come to save them, how important is the coming of the Christ? It is the fulfillment of all the prophecies of the bible, and it is the true goal of their faith to find the Christ. But 2000 years ago when the Christ came to fulfill the prophecies of the bible, people rejected him and lost their chance for salvation. They mocked him, persecuted him, and crucified him in the end. How could this happen? How could people waiting for their Savior rejected him when he actually came?

Christ’s Coming As Stone in Zion

The reason they could not accept the Christ was because they could not recognize his true identity. When he came, the Christ hid his spiritual glory behind his body of flesh so throroughly that people only could see a man just like them, not the God or Christ.

John 10:30  I and the Father are one.” 31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” 33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

For this reason the Christ in the bible is describe as stone and his coming in the flesh is prophesied as coming as stone in Zion. Apostle Peter who correctly understood the true identity of the Christ testified that Christ came as stone in Zion to fulfill the prophecies.

1 Peter 2:4  As you come to him (Christ), the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—

Why is Peter calling Christ as stone? It was because of the prophecies of the bible. There are many prophecies of the bible which described Christ’s coming as coming as stone in Zion.

Isaiah 8:14  He will be a holy place;
for both Israel and Judah he will be
a stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.

And for the people of Jerusalem he will be
a trap and a snare.
15 Many of them will stumble;
they will fall and be broken,
they will be snared and captured.”

When Christ came to fulfill this prophecy of the bible, he became a stumbling block to many of the Jews who fell down and destroyed because they stumbled and captured and snared by him. But to those who accepted him he became a foundation stone for their faith so that they would not fall even in the time of hardship and extreme persecutions.

Isaiah 28:16  So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.

The Meaning of the Parable

Then why is Christ’s coming compared to a stone? The Christ–who cannot be compared to any gemstone because he is more precious than any silver or gold, diamond or sapphire–is coming as stone which is most common objects which we do not consider as something precious or valuable. We have to understand the meaning behind it. Then why is his coming compared to a stone?

Rocks

Even though he was a Christ or the God of heaven who appeared as man in the flesh, when he came, he looked exactly like one of us, a common man or a stone. Just as a stone is no more precious than the other, when he came as man, he was no better than any of us in his appearance. His glory and power, his authority and divinity was completely hidden in the body of flesh. Therefore, people only could see a man standing in front of them: a man who gets hungry, thirsty, weak and tired, a man who was silent and seemingly powerless when persecuted, a man who could not save even himself and died on the cross.

That is why to the Jews he was a mere or common man just like a stone that lay around them but was not cherished by anybody. His appearance as man in the flesh was represented as stone. Just as a stone is not much different from another, in the same way his appearance as man was not different from another who lived around him. Just as the bible says, when he came, God made him to be “like his brothers in every way.” (Hebrews 3:17) About his appearance, Prophet Isaiah wrote:

Isaiah 53:2  He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him
.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities
;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

According to this prophecy, Christ should be rejected and persecuted by his people because he did not have anything beautiful or majestic in his appearance. Even though he was coming to take up their sins and transgression to give them the forgiveness of sins, people did not recognize his true identity because of his outward appearance. He came exactly like one of them as stone.

Those who Accepted Christ

Because of his appearance, he became a stumbling block, trap, and snare just as the prophecies said. And people fell, captured, snared, and destroyed because they thought that he was just a man in the flesh like one of them. But there were also a group of people–even though small in number, –who accpeted Jesus and could receive the salvation.

John 1:9  The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Even though many people rejected him and persecuted him, there were others who accepted him as their Savior and followed him even to the point of death. How could be possible? What was the difference between them? Those who rejected did not accept him because they saw the physical appearance of Jesus. Physically he came as stone and he was not different from any of them and therefore Jesus was just a man in their eyes. Whatever he did was a stone that made them stumble and fall. How could he feel thirsty and hungry? How could he be mocked and be silent? How could he be crucified and did not do anything to save him? With this in mind, they could say: “Prophesy who hit you! Come down from the cross if you are the Christ! Let his blood be upon our head and our children’s head.” They were so sure that he was not Christ.

But how could the disciples accept Jesus as their savior and followed him even to the end? It was because they knew the true identity of Christ that he was God who came down to this earth as man in the flesh. And even though his divinity was veiled by his flesh, they could see the hidden divinity of Jesus.

Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Peter knew that Jesus was Messiah. Even though people understood Jesus as man just like one of the prophets before him, but Peter said correctly that he was the Messiah, the Christ. Then how could he know the true identity of Christ?

John 6:66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

At this moment all the people who had followed Jesus about 5000 of them deserted Jesus and fell away from him. Only the twelve disciples left behind. They believed him to be Christ even though he looked like a man, a stone. Even though many got stumbled because of his appearance, they could stand firm and testify that he was the Christ, the Son of God. Where did their faith come from? The difference was in the faith in the words of God. Even though 5000 people looked at Jesus and judged him with his outward appearance, the disciples held on to the words of God fulfilled through Jesus. Through the fulfillment of the words of God they could confidently say that he was the Christ, God who came as man in the flesh.

Conclusion

According to the same words of God in the bible, it already prophesied that the Christ would come again as man in the flesh.

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 already prophesies that he would appear for the second time. Then how? As a man in the flesh just as he appeared for the first time. He would come as stone in Zion and as a result he would become a stumbling block and trap to many. They would fall, be captured and snared and ultimately get destroyed. But only those who trust in the words of God in the bible would correctly recognize him and remain faithful to him.

Who is this man to you?

To fulfill the prophecies of the bible God came down as man in the flesh again for the second time for our salvation. He came in the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong just like one of us. As the bible says he has no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. But he is the Messiah testified in the bible. What should we do? Should we look at his physical appearance and reject him? Or should we look at the words of God? We must not look at the outward appearance of Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem. We must accept them by looking at and believing in the prophecies of the bible, calling them, “You are the Christ. You are the ones who have the words of the bible.”

[WMSCOG] Christ Coming With Hidden Manna

Christ gave all the information of his coming so that we would correctly recognize the one who is to come and receive salvation. Through the prophecies of the bible he let us know how, when, and where he would come. And also he let us know the true sign of Christ so that we can be sure who the true Christ is even though he would appear as ordinary man in the flesh as he appeared 2000 years ago. However, the disciples could correctly recognize him through the sign he brought, the Passover. In the same way, the Second Coming Christ would bring “the hidden manna” as his sign. Then what is the hidden manna?

Undercover Prosecutor In Chosun Dynasty

In the Korean history when people’s complaint reached the king, the king would sent his messenger to the place to inspect the governor of the town. And the messenger would enter into the town in the appearance of beggar or passerby in worn and patched clothes to hide his identity. If the rumor was true and people are mistreated and exploited by the governor, the messenger was given authority to depose the corrupt official. At that time, one undeniable sign was given to him by the king so that everyone could recognize the true identity of the messenger despite his unlikely outward appearance: that is, Ma-Pae, which allowed him to mobilize soldiers and people to punish the corrupt governor.

 This medallion was the sure sign of King’s messenger; therefore, when people see the medallion, they must listen to the person who carried it. However poor or pathetic may a person look, he must be obeyed as soon as he showed this medallion because he was the one who was sent by the king.

The Sign of the Second Coming Christ

Then in the same way, the bible says that when Christ is coming for the second time in the last days, he is to bring a sure sign that people can easily recognize him no matter what his appearance look like. Whether he is tall or short, rich or poor, handsome or not, all these things do not matter. What is important is the sure sign he is showing to reveal his identity. Then what is the sign of the Second Coming Christ so that we can recognize him? Without knowing the sign we might miss him when he comes and lost our chance for the salvation. Therefore, let us see one prophecy of his coming to find out the sign he is bringing to let us know his true identity.

Revelation 2:17   Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

What is the stone with a new name? According to the bible, Christ is called stone because he would appear as ordinary man (stone) who are so common like stones and cannot be recognized with outward appearance. (1 Peter 2:4) Just like one stone is not different from another, outwardly Christ would not be different from any of us. So the meaning of this prophecy is Christ who is coming as man in the flesh with a new name.

So according to this prophecy there is no way for us to recognize the second coming Christ because he would not have any physical signs in his appearance to reveal his divinity or we cannot know him even through his name Jesus because he is not coming with the name Jesus anymore. Rather, he is coming with a completely different name, hence the new name. In this situation, how can we know who the Christ is and accept him for the salvation. For that purpose, he brings one sign, that is, “Hidden Manna” as sure sign so that we may distinguish Christ from the ordinary men and also from many false christs and prophets.

Manna, the Bread from Heaven

Then what is “hidden manna”? To understand this first we should know what manna is and then think about the meaning “hidden.” Then what is manna? Originally, manna was the bread from heaven given to the Israelites while they were travelling in the desert for 40 years after they came out of Egypt. The bread was given as sign of salvation so that people of Israel could provide themselves in the desert and survive.

 Exodus 16:4   Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.

When people of Israel complained for the lack of food or water, God gave them bread from heaven so that they could eat and live in the desert. And people called this bread “manna.”

Exodus 16: 31   The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.

This was the origin of manna in the bible. Then in the last days will God rain down bread from heaven so that we can support ourselves for our physical life? Probably not.

True Bread From Heaven

Then what is the true manna? Let us find out through the teachings of Jesus. To the Israelites of the time who was asking for the sign of Christ by giving them bread from heaven, Jesus teaches them the true manna that gives life for the soul (eternal life).

John 6:30   So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

The Israelites were demanding a sign to prove that he is the Christ, God who came as man in the flesh to give them salvation. And they told Jesus to give them bread from heaven as sign just like what God had done in the time of Moses to save his people. To the people Jesus taught the true bread of God which gives eternal life to the people.

 John 6:34   “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

To the people who asked bread from heaven which could sustain their physical life, Jesus taught the true bread of God which can sustain the spiritual life by giving them eternal life. And he said that he was the bread from heaven, that is, he is spiritual manna.

 John 6:48   I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

He taught them he was the spiritual manna from heaven that could give eternal life to them.

 John 6:53   Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

He taught them how to eat the spiritual manna to receive eternal life: you must eat my flesh and drink my blood. In other words, his flesh and blood was the spiritual manna that gives salvation to people.

 Passover, the Spiritual Manna

Then how can we eat his flesh and blood, the true manna? It is through the Passover. On the night of the Passover, Jesus took bread and wine which represents his flesh and blood and gave the blessings of forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

 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.

Through these teachings Jesus was teaching people that the true manna is Christ himself and the way we can eat the manna is to eat the bread and wine of the Passover which symbolize his flesh and blood. Therefore, the bread from heaven or manna is the Passover that gives us the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Just as God gave manna to the physical Israelites to sustain them their physical life in the desert, Christ (God) gave us the spiritual manna to the spiritual Israel people so that we can sustain our spiritual life in the spiritual desert of faith. 2000 years ago, Jesus himself taught this precious lesson that he is the bread from heaven which gives eternal life, but people deserted him and could not eat the true manna that could give them salvation. Only the twelve disciples took part in the Passover and ate the spiritual manna.

John 6:66   From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Hidden Manna

After receiving the spiritual manna from the Christ, the disciples of Jesus kept this Passover until 325 AD. However, in 325 in the council of Nicaea, Emperor Constantine abolished the Passover and since then the manna became hidden from the sight of man and nobody could eat the bread from heaven to receive the eternal life. But in the Book of Revelation, Christ already prophesied that he would come bringing the hidden manna back again. Therefore, the undeniable sign of Christ is the manna, the Passover of the new covenant which is going to be restored in the last days. Only through this Passover we can know the Christ who is appearing as stone without any outward distinguishable characteristics.

 

To fulfill this prophecy, Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover of the new covenant which was abolished for about 1600 years since 325 AD. Finally, in our time he restored the hidden manna to give us eternal life through his flesh and blood. Then who is Christ Ahnsahnghong? Even though he came as stone by hiding his glory, through this sure sign of Christ we should know and recognize him as the true Christ who is coming with a new name. Even though he came from the small land of Korea, even though he worked as stone mason breaking stones, even though there was no beauty or majesty in his outward appearance, even though he lived an ordinary life without any significant title or authority, we must be able to see his divinity through the sign, “hidden manna” which only the Christ could bring to us according to the prophecy.

 God Coming as Man

People during the Chosun Dynasty in Korea could know the Messenger from King through the medallion with horses on it and they did need to have any more signs. In the same way, God gave the sure sign of Christ through which we can recognize the true Second Coming Christ. We can finally eat the bread from heaven that gives us eternal life. We should not lose this chance just like the Israelites who rejected Jesus Christ because of his outward appearance. We should not be deceived by the appearance of Christ Ahnsahnghong, but must look at the fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible. And we should be able to say like Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Give thanks and praise to God Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem.