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Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ Clouds and Fire: Jesus’ Second Coming vs The Judgment Day

Many Christians around the world think that when Jesus comes to the world a second time in the clouds, the world will be judged and those who are saved will enter the kingdom of heaven. However, the Bible says that there is nobody with faith when Jesus comes again.

…However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Luke 18:8

Jesus asked this question to emphasise that there will be no one with faith when He comes a second time (For more information, please refer to article Weeds and Wheat). If Jesus comes to judge a faithless world, there will be no one that could receive salvation.

Thus, it is clear that the purpose of Jesus’ second coming recorded in Luke 18 is not to bring judgment. Jesus must first restore true faith before carrying out judgment. The Bible prophesies about the Judgment day with clear descriptions.

Coming with Fire

See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For with fire and with his sword the Lord will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the Lord.

Isaiah 66:15-16

…and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

In both the Old and New Testaments, it is prophesied that God will come with fire and punish those who do not know God and obey the gospel.

Conversely, let us look at the records of His coming to restore faith before the judgment.

Coming on the Clouds

Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Matthew 24:30-31 

This prophecy spoken by Jesus about His second coming is of stark contrast from that of His Judgment. His appearance and purpose at His second coming is distinctly different from that of the Judgment day. At His second coming, Jesus appears on the clouds of heaven, with the purpose of gathering his elect for their salvation.

In another prophecy about the second coming of Christ, there is a time gap between Jesus’ second coming and the Judgment day.

At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

Luke 21:27-28

“Son of Man coming in a cloud” refers to Jesus’ second coming. “Your redemption” refers to the Judgment day when God’s people are redeemed from earth and enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus prophesied that when He comes a second time, the day of judgment is still drawing near, which means that it takes place only in the near future, with a time gap in between the two events.

Coming with the physical clouds?

Many Christians think that the cloud Jesus comes with refer to physical clouds. If they were wrong in understanding the time of Jesus’ coming, could their interpretation of the cloud be wrong as well? What does the clouds in the verse stand for?

Clouds refer to human beings

In order to understand the clouds, we can refer to the prophecy about Jesus’ first coming. The Bible also prophesied that Jesus would come in a cloud when He came the first time.

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power (a kingdom, in King James Version); all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Daniel 7:13-14

In the book of Daniel written approximately 600 years before Jesus came, the Bible prophesied that there would be a “son of man” who would come to this earth with the clouds of heaven. The phrase “Son of man” is an expression for a human being (Daniel 8:17). This prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus during His first coming.

In fulfillment of the prophecy, Jesus came with authority, glory and a kingdom, as seen in the New Testament verses. However, Jesus did not arrive on a physical cloud. Instead, He fulfilled this prophecy by being born as a human.

Regarding His second coming, Jesus explained that He would come on the clouds again. At His first coming, “coming in the clouds” was fulfilled by His coming as a man. To show that He comes in the same way as that of His first coming, Jesus said He would come with the clouds at His second coming.

In the Bible, some words have multiple meanings. Besides representing the actual clouds in the sky, the Bible also compares people to clouds. This is seen in both the New and the Old Testament.

These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

Jude 1:12

People who brag about gifts they never give are like clouds and wind that give no rain.

Proverbs 25:14 (NCV)

Receive Jesus when He comes again before the Judgment day

Jesus prophesied that he will come a second time as a man to restore faith before the judgment to save us. Thus, It is crucial that we can recognize and receive Him when He comes again. Please come to the World Mission Society Church of God to study the prophecies about Jesus who has come a second time!

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ The Mystery of Melchizedek

The Mystery of Melchizedek

We found out that Jesus Christ came to fulfill the prophecy of Melchizedek in the article “Who is Melchizedek”, the priest of God whom appeared in the Old Testament times. Exploring further into the characteristics of Melchizedek in the book of Hebrews, we can find a mystery about him.

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, 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”. Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. 

Hebrews 7:1-3

About two thousand years ago when Jesus came as the high priest in the order of Melchizedek, there were some prophetical points about Melchizedek that were not completely fulfilled by Jesus:

Melchizedek

i) ‘Without father or mother’

The Bible indicates that Melchizedek was “without father or mother”. However, is there anybody who is born without parents? In Jesus’ spiritual perspective, only those who do the will of God are regarded as parents or family members.

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

Matthew 12:46-50 

For Melchizedek to be “without father or mother” implies that Jesus must be born to parents who did not do the will of God nor have faith in God. However, Jesus was born of Joseph and Mary who were both believers. Thus, Jesus did not fulfill being ‘without father or mother’.

ii) ‘Without genealogy’

There is nobody on earth who does not belong to a genealogy³. In the Bible, genealogy refers to the genealogy of Israel. The genealogy of Jesus Christ can be found at the beginning of the book of Matthew since he was a descendant of Abraham.

³ A line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob… Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Matthew 1:1-16 

Jesus clearly belongs to the genealogy of Israel. However, Melchizedek is to be ‘without genealogy’. Thus, Jesus Christ cannot be said to be ‘without genealogy’.

iii) ‘Without beginning of days or end of life’

God the Almighty Creator is described as the only being who is without beginning of days or end of life. To be “without beginning of days or end of life” implies that the priest who comes in the order of Melchizedek must be God Himself. Jesus who came as the Christ is God Himself who brought out bread and wine and established the Passover for the forgiveness of sins.

However, he is neither ‘without father or mother’ nor ‘without genealogy’. This was why it was hard to explain Melchizedek in the time of the early church. In order to fulfill all the prophecies of Melchizedek, there are prophecies regarding the second coming of Jesus Christ.

The Second Coming of Jesus

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.

Hebrews 9:28

The Bible prophesies that Christ will appear a second time. When He comes again, He must fulfill all the prophetical points about Melchizedek – to be born of parents who are unbelievers and not to be listed in the Hebrew genealogy. As the high priest in the order of Melchizedek, he must present bread and wine to grant blessings, which is to establish the New Covenant Passover as Jesus did. The one who does this is none other that God Himself, who is ‘without beginning of days or end of life’.

The Passover of the new covenant which Jesus established was abolished in A.D. 325 (see Passover: Changed in History for more details). However, Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the truth of the Passover again in this age. The one who fulfilled the prophecy regarding Melchizedek completely is Christ Ahnsahnghong.

Christ Ahnsahnghong was born in Korea and is not listed in the genealogy of Israel. He was also born to parents who are unbelievers. Most distinctively, he brought the sign of Melchizedek, blessing with bread and wine — the  Passover of the new covenant to bless mankind with the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

Please receive the prophetical Melchizedek who appears in this last age. Come to the World Mission Society Church of God to keep the New Covenant Passover established by the prophetical Melchizedek, Christ Ahnsahnghong!

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ Who is Melchizedek?

A Biblical Figure – Melchizedek

It is written that there will be a priest who will carry out his priesthood in the order¹ of Melchizedek in the book of Psalms. In all sixty-six books of the Bible, Melchizedek was mentioned thrice.

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

Psalms 110:4

¹ Order means a way in which a thing is done; an arrangement; a manner

In the New Testament, the writer of the book of Hebrews revealed that he had much to say about Melchizedek.

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 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! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 5:11-14

At the stage of the early Church, it was difficult to have complete knowledge and understanding of Melchizedek. Melchizedek was first mentioned in the book of Genesis.

Melchizedek, a Priest of God.

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). Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand. Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Genesis 14:17-20

Melchizedek was a priest of God who appeared in the time of Abraham², who blessed Abraham with bread and wine. In return, Abraham then presented Melchizedek with a tenth of everything.

² ‘Abram’ here is the former name of Abraham (Genesis 17:3-5).

In the Old Testament times, it was a common ritual for priests to offer animals’ blood to God when they were granted blessings, received forgiveness or established a covenant with God. However, unlike all the other priests in the old testament times, Melchizedek blessed Abraham with bread and wine.

The Reality of Melchizedek

The Old Testament is a shadow of the New Testament. The Old Testament contains prophecies to be fulfilled in the New Testament (Hebrews 10:1). Just as Melchizedek blessed Abraham with bread and wine, there is also a high priest in the order of Melchizedek who will appear to bless us with bread and wine.

On the first day of the Festival 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… 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.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave 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 26:17-19, 26-28

During the Passover feast, Jesus brought out bread and wine to bless His disciples with the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. This was different from the existing Jewish priests who carried out blessings by animal sacrifice (Mark 14:12). Jesus was the priest who blessed with bread and wine in the order of Melchizedek, fulfilling the prophecy in the old covenant.

Let us confirm that Jesus is the reality of Melchizedek.

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

Hebrews 5:7-10 

The author of Hebrews had insight that Jesus came as the high priest in the order of Melchizedek. However, there were some prophetical points about Melchizedek that were not completely fulfilled by Jesus. We will explore this in the next article – The Mystery of Melchizedek.

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ The Last Adam and Christ

The first man whom God breathed life into was Adam. Adam disobeyed God and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil causing death to mankind (Romans 5:12). Contrastingly, the Bible mentions about the last Adam whom will give life to mankind.

So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:45-47  

While the world was condemned to death through the first Adam, the role of the last Adam is to grant life to mankind as the life-giving spirit.

Who is the last Adam?

Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come.

Romans 5:14 (NLT)  

The Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans that Adam represents Jesus Christ. Hence, the last Adam represents Jesus who is to appear in the last days, that is, the Second Coming Christ.

How does the last Adam give life?

Let us see how the last Adam gives life at the last day as the life-giving spirit.

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. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

John 6:53-54  

Whoever eats the flesh and drinks the blood of Christ has eternal life, being raised up at the last day. Before Jesus was crucified, he showed his disciples the way to eat His flesh and drink His blood.

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”… 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.” 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.

Luke 22:7-8, 19-20  

This is the scene of the Passover in the new covenant. Jesus referred to the Passover bread as his body, and the Passover wine as his blood. Before His death on the cross Jesus shared the bread and wine on the Passover which symbolises Christ’s flesh and blood. Thus, the way for us to receive life at the last day is to keep the Passover of the new covenant.

The Second Coming Christ

The last Adam is Jesus, who comes a second time to the earth to save humankind who is bound to death. He must bring the Passover of the new covenant that gives life at the last day.In A.D. 325, the Passover that Jesus established before his death was abolished through the Council of Nicaea and the knowledge of this truth gradually disappeared (see Passover: Changed in History for more details).

According to the prophecies of the Bible, Christ Ahnsahnghong brought the truth of the Passover again and restored it. He has come according to the prophecy of the last Adam in order to give eternal life to mankind, who were bound to death.

Jesus explained that the scriptures of the Bible testifies to the Savior, namely, the Christ. He also explained that the Christ is the one that gives eternal life.

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

John 5:39-40  

Please receive the Second Coming Christ, the last Adam, who appears as the life-giving spirit by studying the prophecies of the Bible in the World Mission Society Church of God!

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ The Tree of Life and Christ

Have you heard of the ‘Tree of Life’? No, it is not the film starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.

In the garden of Eden, there is the tree of life, which could remedy the death situation Adam and Eve landed themselves in. While this anecdote remains a parable and even a myth to many, the tree of life is actually a shadow of the salvation God has prepared for mankind. None of us can escape the claws of death. To find the solution to this problem, let us first trace the origin of death.

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”

Matthew 13:34-35

Jesus said that there are things hidden in parables since the creation of the world. It is only the book of Genesis that narrates the scene of God’s creation of the world.

Origin of Death

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2:9  

There were many trees in the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve lived, which fruits they were allowed to eat with an exception – the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God gave them this command; never to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;  but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

Genesis 2:16-17  

If Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God said that they will certainly die. However, Adam and Eve were deceived by the serpent and violated this commandment of God by eating the fruit from the forbidden tree (Genesis 3:6-7). This is the origin of death. Henceforth, human beings were bound to die (Romans 5:12). Then, is there a solution to death just as in the garden of Eden?

Tree of Life

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

Genesis 3:22-24 

In the Garden of Eden, there was also the tree of life. Though having sinned, if Adam and Eve were to eat from the fruit of the tree of life, they could live forever. Those who sinned will not face death but be granted eternal life if they ate the fruit from the tree of life. However, God blocked the way to it with cherubim (angels) and flaming sword.

God blocked the way to the tree of life and only God has the Authority to open the way to it.

As the tree of life in Genesis is a parable, we need to find out the reality of the tree of life.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10  

Jesus explained that his purpose was to bring life to mankind. This means that the way to the tree of life will be opened again. Let us find out how Jesus opened the way of life for mankind; this is the reality of the tree of life.

Passover of the New Covenant

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. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

John 6:53-54  

Jesus said that whoever eats His flesh and drinks His blood has eternal life. Jesus’ flesh and blood is the reality of the tree of life. How can we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood? On the night before Jesus was crucified, He explained this.

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” … 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... 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.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave 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 26:17-19, 26-28 

Jesus declared that the Passover bread was His body, and the Passover wine was His blood. Thus, the reality of the tree of life is the Passover of the new covenant. As God is the only one who can open the way to the tree of life, God came as a man in Jesus Christ to open the way of life for mankind.

Second Coming Christ

In A.D. 325, the truth of the Passover was abolished through the Council of Nicaea and the knowledge of this truth gradually disappeared (see Passover: Changed in History for more details). As such, the way to eternal life was lost once again. It is only God Himself who can restore the way to the tree of life.

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.

Hebrews 9:28 

The Bible prophesied that Christ will appear a second time to bring salvation. For mankind to receive salvation, they need the reality of the tree of life, which is the Passover of the new covenant. Christ must come again just as He did the first time in order to restore the truth of the Passover.

Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover and started to preach from 1948. Before this, the truth of the Passover was not kept on the earth for a long time since its abolishment. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ who has appeared according to the prophecies of the Bible. He fulfills the purpose of bringing salvation by restoring the truth of the Passover. Please visit the World Mission Society Church of God to receive the truth that leads to salvation!

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ Christ Ahnsahnghong: God’s Coming From the East

According to the Prophecy of The Bible

About 700 years before Jesus was born on this earth, the prophet Micah foretold His birthplace in the Old Testament.

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.

Micah 5:2

Two thousand years ago, Christ was born in Bethlehem. Many events in Jesus’ life were fulfillment of prophecies from the Old Testament scriptures. Thus, it is important to examine the prophecies in the Bible carefully to recognize the Savior and receive salvation.

Just as the Bible foretells the location of Jesus’ coming to Bethlehem, it also tells the location of His second coming.

…he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:28

Since the purpose of His second coming is to bring salvation, the starting point of the work of salvation is the location of His second coming.

The Man that brings Salvation from the East

In order to find this location, we need to find out where the work of salvation begins. The scriptures of the Old Testament prophesied that the Savior will appear from the east to bring salvation.

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.’ From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do… I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away: and my salvation will not be delayed…

Isaiah 46:10-13

Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country.. (NASB)

Isaiah 46:11 

In the Bible, a bird of prey (an eagle) represents God (Deuteronomy 32:11-12). This was a prophecy that God will come as a man, from a land far away from Israel in the east. The prophecy does not refer to Jesus coming the first time as He was born within Israel, in Bethlehem.

Last Work of Salvation Begins From the East

The scriptures of the New Testament prophesies that the work of salvation starts from the east.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind…After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”

Revelation 6:12-13, 7:1-3 

The four angels would release four winds from the four corners of the earth which harms the earth. Since this is a disaster that will cover all corners of the earth, it would be the last disaster that people would face.

Another angel who had the seal of the living God comes up from the east. Those who received the seal of God on their foreheads will be saved from the last disaster. This work of putting a seal is the last work of salvation that God carries out to save His people on the earth before the last disaster comes upon mankind.

The work of putting a seal is carried out during the time of Jesus’ second coming. We can understand this through a special sign which accompanies God’s work of putting a seal.

I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind…

Revelation 6:12-13 

This special sign is seen at Jesus’ second coming in Matthew 24.

Immediately after the distress of those days “the sun will be darkened,and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Matthew 24:29-31 

This special sign from the sun, moon, and stars is the same sign in Revelation 6 that occurred before the four winds of the earth were released (Revelations 6:12-13).

In Revelation 7, the work of putting a seal to save people begins after the special sign occurs.

In Matthew 24, Jesus comes again to do the salvation work after the special sign occurs.

The prophecy in Revelation 7 about the work of putting a seal before the last disaster refers to Jesus fulfilling the work of salvation when he comes a second time in Matthew 24. 

As the last work of salvation begins from the east, Jesus who comes a second time to bring salvation must appear from the east.

The Seal of God appears from the East

When Apostle John wrote the book of Revelations, he was on the Island of Patmos (Revelation 1:9) and the prophet Isaiah prophesied about the Savior whilst he was in Israel. Considering both Apostle John and Prophet Isaiah’s points of origin, Jesus will come again from a far-off land east of Patmos and Israel with the seal of God to fulfill the last work of salvation.

The seal of God refers to the New Covenant Passover. Thus, the location of Jesus’ second coming is the location where the New Covenant Passover appears.

The truth of the Passover has been abolished since a long time ago (see Passover: Changed in History for more details). However, Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover and started to preach it in Korea from 1948. Since then, He has established the World Mission Society Church of God which keeps the truth of the Passover and continues to preach it to the whole world. As the truth of the Passover appeared in Korea, the location in the east refers to Korea.

Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ who has appeared in the east from Korea according to this prophecy. He fulfils the purpose of bringing salvation by restoring the truth of the Passover. Please visit the World Mission Society Church of God to receive the truth that leads to salvation!

Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ The Sign of Jesus’ Second Coming

Two thousand years ago, Almighty God came to the earth as foretold in the Old Testament. God was born in the flesh as a baby; He was Jesus Christ. Those who believed in the prophecies of the Bible were able to identify Jesus as the savior. These people were able to receive salvation.

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wroteJesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

John 1:45

Similarly, the Bible also tells us the sign by which we can recognise Jesus when He comes a second time.

Jesus’ Second Coming

However, after Jesus’ Ascension, the teachings of the New Covenant that He preached began to be changed and distorted— in AD 325, the truth of the Passover Jesus taught was completely abolished in the Council of Nicaea (For more information, please refer to article Weeds and Wheat). For this reason, the Bible prophesied that Jesus will come a second time to restore all the teachings He taught at His first coming and restore the truth to bring salvation.

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.

Hebrews 9:28

How can we know the time of Jesus second coming? Jesus gave His disciples a specific sign to recognise His second coming.

The Sign of Jesus’ Second Coming

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Matthew 24:3

Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door.

Matthew 24:32-33 (NLT)

When Jesus’s disciples asked about His second coming, Jesus taught His disciples to learn the lesson from the fig tree. When the fig tree blossoms, Jesus’ return is right at the door. This is the sign for us to recognise the time when He comes again. As fig trees blossom every year and there are so many fig trees in different places, the fig tree that Jesus referred to does not refer to physical fig trees. Its important to understand what the fig tree stands for because it is a sign to recognise Jesus’ coming again.

The Fig Tree Represents Israel

This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians.

Jeremiah 24:5

Judah was a place in Israel. God regarded the exiles from Judah as good figs. The fig tree represents the nation of Israel. Jesus also explained this through a parable.

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

Luke 13:6-7

The man in the parable was Jesus Himself. Just as the man looked for fruit on the fig tree for three years, Jesus too preached the gospel in Israel for three years. However, He did not find any fruit and said to cut down the fig tree. Jesus told a fact by using a parable. Biblically, the fig tree symbolizes Israel.

The Fall of Israel

As Israel rejected the gospel Jesus preached, Jesus told His disciples to cut it down. This was a prophecy about the fall of Israel. In another parable, Jesus directly prophesied about the fall of Israel.

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Luke 21:20-24

The Great Revolt, also known as the First Jewish-Roman War began in A.D. 66.1) This was one of the major rebellions held by the Jews against the Roman Empire. Due to the Roman and Jewish ethnic and religious differences, tensions between the two groups often lead to small revolts. This crisis escalated due to anti-taxation protests and Jewish attacks on Roman Citizens. In response, then Emperor Nero dispatched an army under the general Vespasian to restore order in A.D. 68.2) His son Titus was appointed as the second-in-command of the army. However, Emperor Nero died shortly after and Vespasian was appointed as the new emperor. Emperor Vespasian then appointed his son, Titus, to lead the army in the assault on Jerusalem once more. In A.D.70, Titus besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem.3) Josephus, a Jewish Historian, claims that 1.1 million Jews were killed, with 97,000 Jews enslaved. Israel lost its sovereignty from then on. The Romans began to occupy Israel until A.D. 390, followed by Byzantine Rule (390-1099), Caliphates (634-1099), Crusades and Mongols (1099-1291), Mamluk rule (1291-1517), Ottoman rule (1517-1917), and British Mandate of Palestine (1920-1948).4)


The Restoration of Israel

They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Luke 21:24

Jesus said “until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled”, implying that the time for the Gentiles (Gentiles refer to people who are not Israelites) would come to an end. According to this prophecy, the Israelites who had been wandering all over the world for about 1,900 years, returned and reclaimed their homeland. After World War II ended, Israel miraculously gained independence in 1948. The first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, officially declared Israel an independent state in May 1948.


Believing in the prophecy written in the Bible (Jeremiah 30:7), the Jews who were scattered in the world began an organized religious and political movement. This was known as the Zionism movement, which began in the late 19th and early 20th century in Central and Eastern Europe.5) Theodor Herzl, the ideological father of Zionism, believed that only a separation could allow Jews to escape persecution and Antisemitism as Jews lived as minorities across Europe at that time. Their goal and purpose was to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine (the previous location of Israel). In 1917, the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration, an announcement which promised British support for a creation of a Jewish national home in Palestine.6) Over the years, Jews began to migrate to the ancient holy land and built settlements. By 1933, the Jewish population in Palestine was estimated to be around 238,000. After World War II ended, the growth was exponential and finally Zionism achieved its aim of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948.


However, Jesus already foretold that the fig tree will blossom again. More importantly, Jesus said that the restoration of Israel was a sign and proclamation that His return was already at the door.

Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near.In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door.

Matthew 24:32-33

“At the Door”

Jesus explained what we should do when He is at the door.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Revelation 3:20

When Jesus is at the door, the Bible explains that we should open the door of our hearts and be ready to receive Him again. From the time Israel was restored in 1948, everyone who wants to receive salvation should open the door of their hearts and be ready to receive Jesus again.

Christ Ahnsahnghong was baptized in 1948—the same year when Israel gained independence. He started to preach the gospel of the New Covenant and restored all the teachings that Jesus taught 2,000 years ago.

He restored the truth which leads to eternal life to bring salvation as prophesied in the Bible—the Passover of the New Covenant! (For more information, please refer to articles on the Passover). Finally, He established the World Mission Society Church of God which keeps the teachings of the New Covenant.

Please receive salvation by opening the door of your heart and be ready to receive Jesus again by studying the prophecies of the Bible in the World Mission Society Church of God!

  1. R. G. Grant (24 October 2017). 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History. Book Sales. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-7858-3553-0.
  2. The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem, 70 AD. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/jewishtemple.htm.
  3. Cornfield, Gaalya ed., Josephus, The Jewish War (1982); Duruy, Victor, History of Rome vol. V (1883).
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Israel
  5. Israel. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/middle-east/history-of-israel
  6. Britannica, T. E. (2016, July 18). Zionism. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Zionism
Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ Coming Again to Teach Us

State of the World at His Second Coming

However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Luke 18:7-8

2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ spoke of what the spiritual state of the world would be when He comes a second time. As we read His words today, we can almost feel His anguish of knowing that He would come to a world that is dark and faithless.

Just as it was spoken through the parable of the weeds, Jesus prophesied that weed-like teachings that are not from God would fill the earth after His ascension. The true will of God is nowhere to be found. This same prophecy was also shown to the Apostle John.

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”

Revelation 5:1-2

In A.D. 96, on the Island of Patmos, Apostle John saw a vision about the future. In his vision, God who sits enthroned in Heaven had the Scriptural scrolls, more commonly known today as the Bible, in His hand. However, what happened to the Bible? It seemed like it was sealed.

Was this truly a prophecy about our times? Currently, the Bible is one of the bestsellers in the world, with millions of people opening and reading it every day. So what does it mean that the Bible is sealed?

…For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.” …

Isaiah 29:9-12

The prophet Isaiah explained that, even if people are able to read the words in the Bible, it will still be sealed to them. This means that it is actually the truths of the Bible that are sealed. If we are unable to know the true will of God in the Bible even though we diligently study it, how can we be saved? Then, is there anyone who can unseal the Bible for us?

Today, we can see many Bible commentaries, each having a different interpretation of the Scriptures. Can all these be the true interpretation of the Bible altogether?

The Only One who can Unseal the Bible–the Root of David

But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5:3-5

The Bible explains that absolutely no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth is able to open the sealed Bible. There is only one who can do this: He is the Root of David. Who is the Root of David?

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

Revelation 22:16

The Root of David refers to Jesus Christ. As the Bible explains that the Root of David unseals the truth which was brought by Jesus at His first coming, the Root of David here must be referring to the Second Coming Jesus.

The Holy Spirit Teaches Us All Truths

Thus, the purpose of God coming a second time to this earth is to bring all the truth to us.

“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, 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.

John 14:25-26

 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

John 15:26

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

John 16:13

The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, is God Almighty according to the Trinity. What is the purpose of His coming? Jesus revealed that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will teach us all things and will guide us into all the truth. The prophet Micah too testified that God will teach us His ways in the last days.

In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:1-2

The Apostle John prophesied that the Root of David, the second coming Jesus will unseal the secrets of the Bible. Jesus Christ said that the Holy Spirit will teach us all truth. Prophet Micah recorded that God will teach us His ways.

In this way, we can see that the Root of David is the Holy Spirit, God who comes a second time.

In this world, there are many teachers and teachings. Who then, can teach us the way to the kingdom of God? As it is the kingdom of God, of course, we must be taught by God.

No matter how many times we read the Bible, none can know the will of God by our own wisdom. It is only the second coming Jesus who will reveal to us the lost truth that can give us salvation. In these last days, when the Holy Spirit comes, let us seek the Root of David and receive God’s salvation.

Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart…

1 Corinthians 4:5
Category Bible Study>Bible Study>Second Coming Christ The Physical Aspects of Christ

Today, many people in the world call God who came down to this earth “the Christ”. In contrast, 2,000 years ago, the Jews regarded the One who appeared before their eyes as “a mere man” (John 10:33). If they had realised His divine nature hidden underneath that body of flesh, would they have dared mock, ridicule and even crucify Him?

What caused them to reject the Saviour they had been waiting for? So far we have seen through the words of Jesus that it was because they did not believe the Bible and they did not know God (John 5:46-47, John 15:18-21). Another reason was that, instead of focusing on the Bible’s prophecies, the people turned their attention to the physical aspects of Jesus. However, the Bible tells us clearly that we cannot receive Christ by looking only at His physical way of life.

… He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

Isaiah 53:2

… he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall… he will be a trap and a snare. (also in 1 Peter 2:4-8)

Isaiah 8:14

The reason the Bible called Jesus “a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall” was because He was to come with an appearance just like one of us, being in the flesh and hiding all His divinity.

Being blinded by what they could see, the Israelites regarded everything that Jesus did as an eyesore.

Eating Customs

When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal.

Luke 11:37-38

The Israelites had a custom of washing their hands before meals. Eating with unwashed hands was regarded as eating with “dirty fingers”. Yet, Jesus did so, and so He did not look good in the people’s sight. As they made judgment against God with their own custom, they rejected Him. However, each country has their own traditions and customs. Suppose Jesus was in India, we can guess that Jesus would be judged too if He were to eat with fork and spoon.

Matter of Eating and Drinking

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

Matthew 11:18-19

At that time, Baptist John ate only locusts and honey (Matthew 3:4) and the people criticized him as having a demon. Jesus ate and drank as a normal person would, and yet, the people criticized Him too. Through this we can understand that, no matter what Jesus did, the Israelites would always have something to say.

Jesus came in our likeness as a man (Hebrews 2:14). He must have felt hungry, thirsty, and pain as we do. Is it wrong to eat and drink?

People Around Him

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Luke 15:1-2

To God, there is no difference between people as all are sinners (Romans 3:10). However, the Jews hated the tax collectors. It was because the taxes they collected were handed over to the Romans. Thus, the Jews regarded tax collectors as informants of Rome.

The Jews despised these “sinners”. What was more shocking was that Jesus said the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of them (Matthew 21:31). Of course, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law took offense at this.

Education

Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”

John 7:14-15

At the young age of 30, Jesus began to teach in the synagogue. Since Jesus is, in fact, the author of the Bible, naturally, He would be able to teach even without “learning”. Thus, would it be more “appropriate” if Jesus were to graduate from theological school?

Physical Family

Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?  Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him.

Matthew 13:54-57

The Jews in Jesus’ hometown found it hard to believe that Jesus, who grew up with them in the same town, was the Saviour. They knew His physical family members and could not accept that God had a family. Is it wrong for God to have a physical family? Since God was to come in the flesh, would He appear out of nowhere? As the Bible prophesied that He was to be born as a son (Isaiah 9:6), Jesus would definitely have His physical family.

Unbelief of Family Members

When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

Mark 3:21

For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

John 7:5

Here, we can see that Jesus’ physical family members did not believe He was God, saying He was “out of his mind”. This must have made it very hard to recognise Him as God. From the perspective of the Jews, since even people who saw Jesus all His life thought that He was not God, so how could He really be the Christ?

Place of Residence

Others said, “He is the Messiah.” Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee?”

John 7:41

Galilee was a poor fishing port at that time, it was also near the border where Gentiles resided. Thus, Galilee was regarded as “unclean” and was despised by the Jews.

Jesus preached at Galilee as prophesied in the Bible (Isaiah 9:1-2), yet the Jews faulted Him for this. From this, we can understand that the Jews expected God to come from a glorious place, and Jesus clearly did not meet their expectations. As they had their prejudice against Galilee, they concluded that Jesus cannot be the Christ.

Did You Know Galilee in the sight of the jews

In the days of Jesus, which is in the Roman Era, Israel was divided into 3: Judah, Samaria and Galilee. Among them, Galilee which was located in the northern end had always been suffering from the attack of other nations around it. Also, since its location bordered on Gentile nations, it showed more Gentile “flavours” as compared to any other regions. Additionally, since Assyria seized Galilee in the territory of North Israel and took the people captive around 734 B.C., Galilee was under the control of Gentiles for a long time and more Gentiles than Israelites came to live there (2 Kings 15:29). That was why the Jews in Judah despised Galilee as well as Samaria.

God Cannot Die

He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’.”

John 12:33-34

The Jews questioned Jesus’ divinity because He let them know He was going to die. Of course, God is the Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8), His spirit never dies. However, due to our transgressions and iniquities, God came down to this earth to suffer in our stead (Isaiah 53). They failed to believe in the prophecies about the Messiah, and instead, judged Jesus based on their own logic. Clearly, they did not know God is omnipotent and omnipresent.

Ultimate Reason

In summary, the Jews rejected Jesus because they would not accept that a man could be God. Moreover, since Jesus came as a testing stone, it was even harder to recognise Him by His physical appearance alone. In the end, the Jews not only rejected Him, but they even committed the grave sin of crucifying God on the cross.

… “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

John 10:30-33

… But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

Luke 17:24-25

According to the above prophecy, the second coming Jesus will be rejected by people again. We must clearly distinguish between physical aspects and the prophecies of the Bible. Which of these two testifies to Christ? By taking a lesson from the past (Romans 15:4), we will not commit the same error as they did, and receive the Saviour in the age of the Holy Spirit.

Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

Matthew 11:6

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

2 Corinthians 5:16 

Category Activities>Activities>Bible Seminar Bible Seminar—The Secret of the Tree of Life and God

Jesus said that He has uttered things since the creation of the world. Among many parables hidden in the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, a Bible Seminar themed “The Secret of the Tree of Life and God” was held on Sunday, Oct 8, 2017.

Many people, perhaps even non-Christians might have heard about Adam and Eve who lived in the Garden of Eden. One of the popular artwork depicts Eve handing an apple to Adam and a serpent hanging on a tree branch. However, few are aware that death originated from the Garden of Eden. Among all trees in the Garden of Eden, God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:6-17). If they were to eat it, they will surely die. Being tempted by the serpent, both Adam and Eve ate from the tree and came to die. This was the origin of death, the inescapable fact of human life.

As the saying goes, ‘when there is a problem, there is a solution’. Since death originated from the Garden of Eden, the solution to death can also be found in the Garden of Eden. Church members invited their friends, acquaintances and family members to the Bible Seminar to find out this intriguing history written in the Bible, and the mysterious way to expel death.

The seminar started off with an introduction video of the World Mission Society Church of God, followed by the much-anticipated presentation. Surprisingly, there exists a Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. As suggested by the name of the tree, Adam and Eve could live forever by eating from the Tree of Life.

Genesis 3:22  And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

The solution to death is to eat from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden. The question is, how can we eat from the Tree of Life? The story of the Garden of Eden is a parable, and the reality can be found in the New Testament. 2,000 years ago, God came down to this earth in the flesh and brought the Tree of Life, giving mankind the hope of eternal life.

John 6:53-54  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. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life …

God said that we can live forever by eating from the Tree of Life, and Jesus said that we can have eternal life by eating His flesh and blood. The following verses reveal the way for us to eat Jesus’ flesh and blood.

Matthew 26:17-19,26-28  … the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied … 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 … While they were eating, Jesus took bread  gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup  saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant 

The reality of the Tree of Life is the New Covenant Passover which Jesus established before His crucifixion. During the Last Supper, Jesus said that He eagerly desired to keep the Passover with His disciples. By establishing the New Covenant Passover, the way to the Tree of Life can be opened. However, the Passover was abolished in A.D. 325 at the Council of Nicaea (the first worldwide religious council) convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine. Since then, no one could receive eternal life as the way to the Tree of Life was blocked. As prophesied in the Bible, God has to come again a second time to open the way to the Tree of Life.

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.

Guest’s Sentiments

“This is a rewarding afternoon — an afternoon well spent. I never knew there was a Tree of Life in the Garden, and neither did I know that Jesus brought the Tree of Life by establishing the Passover. I had a wonderful time listening to the presentation by your church. Thank you,” said Vivian Tan, 21, an invited guest to the Bible Seminar.

The secret of the Tree of Life was revealed in this age so that mankind can receive eternal life. Members of the World Mission Society Church of God hope that everyone can keep the Passover and receive God’s blessings.

“I was pretty much in bewilderment because I wanted to know if the elixir of life existed in the Bible. It turns out that we can receive eternal life by consuming Jesus’ flesh and blood. I am amazed how God administered His redemption work for mankind”, commented by Vince Ross, 25, a non-Christian who participated in the Bible Seminar.

A group listening attentively to the truth of Passover