Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Passover: The Only way to have Eternal Life + Christ Ahnsahnghong (Part II)

And it all started this way:
The Lord's Supper
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' "So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. (Matthew 26:17-19)
This is the first Passover kept in the New Testament, and as described above, it was established by Jesus Christ. At these times the Jews were also keeping their Passover in the old way (previous post). The very next day that Christ celebrated the Passover, the Jews crucified Him. Now why was the Passover so important that Jesus decided to do as His last will? Please read the passage below:
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)
In the Passover ceremony Jesus Christ gave His Body and Blood that were about to be shed in the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. We don’t have to sacrifice any more lamb like they did 2000 ago but Christ came as the lamb of Sacrifice.
According to the bible, The wages of Sins is death (Romans 6:23) but the gift of life is found in Christ. In order for us not to have death but to have Eternal life is by receiving the forgiveness of sins which is given where? In the Passover! That’s why the Passover is THE way to have Eternal life. Who would imagine!!!!!!!!
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace” (Ephesians 1:7) and the way He established for us to receive His blood is through the Passover.
There is more about the Passover which is very important to have in mind. The Passover is very close so please, I encourage all of you to come to the Church of God World Mission Society and Keep the Passover. That is the only church that Keeps the Passover according to the way Christ established.
Christ Ahnsahnghong is the one who brought us back this precious Mystery. All thanks and praise be onto Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Passover: The Only way to have Eternal Life + Christ Ahnsahnghong (Part I)

Since I came to the Church of God world Mission Society, all I hear about is: Passover. Everything leads to the Passover, beginning from the forgiveness of sins and ending up with eternal life. As a curious and very skeptical person, I needed to find out why the Passover was the ONLY way to have eternal life, and who commanded us to keep it. Believe it or not there is an answer, and that answer is found in the book of Exodus, in which is described the first record of the Passover. Exodus 12:1-1

The story describes the time in which the Israelites (God's chosen people) were living under the yoke of slavery for 430 years in Egypt. After God had chosen Moses to redeem his people, He sent 9 plagues to the land of Egypt so that the Pharaoh could let God’s people be free. For some reason after every plague came to the land, pharaoh’s heart was even more hardened (you can find the story in the book of exodus) . After all, God decided to send a 10th plague: The plague of the 1st born. This plague was a very destructive one, having as a purpose to kill al the firstborn of the land. Since God’s chosen people were also living in the land of Egypt, God gave them a sign. In this way God could recognize them as His chosen people and no destructive plague could touch them. Exodus 12:12 -13 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt”. God commanded them to slaughter a 1year old lamb and paint their Houses with the lam's blood, so that when the plague came to Egypt, it would pass over the houses that had the sign. That’s how God established the Passover. After that day, the pharaoh let them be free and the Israelites fled to the Land of Canaan, known as the land flowing with milk and honey. God commanded them to keep the Passover forever, as a lasting ordinance (exodus 12:14). If you saw “The Prince of Egypt” you would be familiar with this.

WAT DOES THIS PASSOVER HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTIANS? (this question was bothering me while studying). This question is so easy to understand. Think about it. We are not Jewish, and we’re not slaves in Egypt either. Think twice. Who is free of sin and death? Nobody! Somehow we are also slaves, not physical slaves but spiritual slaves. That’s why God said “Keep it for the generations to come” (meaning forever). As God commanded, the Passover is an everlasting commandment that we can see also in the New Testament. To understand what’s the purpose of the Passover we have to know who established the Passover of the New Testament (also known as the new covenant) and what’s the purpose of keeping it….

To know the answer click here: Passover in the New Testament

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Mystery of Mysteries

Thanks to Father Ahnsahnghong that came and revealed our Heavenly Mother to us, we were able to receive the key of the kingdom of heaven, which is following Mother’s teachings, the source of the Water of Life. Our Mother the New Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb, as testified in the bible gave us the mystery of the mysteries in her teachings, which is Mother Herself. These 13 teachings describe the love and sacrifice of our heavenly Mother, an example that we as her children should follow. I hope while you read them you think of Mother and take it to heart:

Mother’s teachings

1) It is more blessed to give love than to receive, as God always gives love
2) When we give glory to God, the glory returns to us
3) Beautiful mind has no hate and brings forth a perfect love
4) As Abraham was blessed with the better when he gave in for his nephew Lot, so we are blessed more greatly when we give in for brothers.
5) Being arrogant means wanting to be served
6) Though others do not work, we should not complaint but do our work faithfully. Having the mind of a master makes us work with pleasure and with ease.
7) Arrogance comes from the mind full of complaints. When we serve God always with thanksgiving, complaint and arrogance recede from us and humility dwells in our hearts.
8) When we praise brothers, the praise returns to us
9) As the sea receives all the dirt and purifies it, we should have the broad and beautiful mind enough to cover up even the brother’s faults
10) Whoever wants to be led by the Lamb should become a lamb smaller than the Lamb.
11) Sacrifice is needed to become a greater vessel
12) We should endure present suffering for the kingdom of heaven is waiting for us
13) Even God didn’t come to be served but to serve. When we serve one another without wanting to be served, God will be pleased.

God bless you so much!
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