◊ The Chairman’s life-giving quotes ◊
- When we speak the truth of God, there is no reason to be discouraged, even in front of someone who is seated in a high position in the world, because our only goal and thought should be, “how can we allow this person to perceive the word so that he/she can believe?” We are people with big hearts, and our actions are honorable wherever we go.
- If you are going to create the kingdom of God, you must think that you will create an awesome kingdom of God (also, just thinking is not enough). We, who became the citizens of God’s kingdom, must become distinguished people, so that even the world will see us as good examples.
- When you hear me speaking these words, you must be able to give a lecture like I do [the Chairman]. My work must not go vain. I hope you all will seal the words in your heart, to be able to enter the hope of our purpose.
Weekly topic: Revelation 10
The chairman’s words spoken on February 6, 2013
The content of Revelation 10 contains the same flow as the work of Jesus, who fulfilled the prophecy of Ezekiel 3 in the Old Testament at the time of the first coming (Eze 3:3, 27; Mt 11:27). The only difference is the era in which it occurred. Today we will focus on verse 7 from the main reference (Rv 10) that speaks about the seventh and last trumpet, which is the mystery of God.
1. The new kingdom of God that is being created through the sounding of last seventh trumpet
In this main scripture, another mighty angel comes down from heaven, holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand, and he put his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, giving a loud shout, like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. The seven thunders are the seven spirits that are before God’s throne (Rev 4:5; Rev 5:6). This angel swore before God that in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he proclaimed to his servants the prophets (Rev 10:7). What is the physical fulfillment of the seventh trumpet? Trumpets 1 – 6, which are sounded in Revelation chapters 8 and 9, are the trumpets that announce the events of how God’s chosen people are dying from their betrayal and destruction. The seventh and last trumpet, sounded in Revelation chapter 10, is the trumpet of salvation, which gives life to the people. It is the trumpet that brings victory. Apostle Paul said that through this last trumpet the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will all be changed, for the perishable will clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality (1Ch 15:51-54, Ro 8:11).
Today, Revelation is God’s plan for establishing the new world after ending the corrupted world (previous heaven) (Revelation chapter 6, 7, 13, and 12). The last trumpet of salvation must be sounded in order to accomplish this work (Rev 11:15). What must happen before the last trumpet of salvation can be sounded? The chosen people who betrayed, who are likened to the earth, and the destroyer, who is likened to the sea and destroyed the chosen people, must be judged. In this chapter, God has shown the angel that the earth and the sea will be judged through the word. The pastor who comes in position of Apostle John, the new John, the one who is the witness, proclaims the word to every denomination and its congregation members. He harvests and seals those who believe in this testimony, and creates the 12 tribes of God’s kingdom. Once the 144,000 of the 12 tribes are completed, then the New Jerusalem, the holy city of the spiritual realm, will come down to the new heaven and new earth (Shinchonji), which has been created on this earth as it is heaven, and they will be united. Paradise will be created on earth, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain (1 Th 4:14-17, Rev 20:4-6, Rev 21:1-5).
2. Foods that appear in Revelation: the revealed word of heaven, and the wine of adulteries
There were two kinds of foods in the Garden of Eden at the time of Genesis; the fruit of the tree of life, and the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen 2:9). How many kinds of food are there in Revelation? There are two kinds of food; God’s food and Satan’s food. God’s food is the food of life that leads to eternity, which is the revealed word from heaven (Rev 10:1-2, Rev 13:3). The hidden manna in Rev 2:17 and the 12 kinds of fruit from the tree of life are examples. On the other hand, Satan’s food is the wine of adulteries, which is given by the prostitute and has made all nations fall (Rev 17:2-5, Rev 18:2-3). The king of Babylon is figuratively referred to as a tree (the tree of knowledge of good and evil) (Da 4:10), thus its fruit is the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. The physical fulfillment of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil at the time of Jesus’ first coming was the false doctrines of the Pharisees and Scribes. Today, the physical fulfillment of the wine of adulteries is the arbitrary commentaries of the pastors of Babylon. This is the reality of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. However, at the time of Revelation, which is today, the kingdom of Babylon will be judged and will disappear (Rev 18), and therefore the wine of adulteries, that is the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil will be judged and will also disappear. Then, the word of the open scroll that new John received and ate (the revealed word) will be the only word that is testified. This is the food of eternity that gives us life; this is the fruit of tree of life. After this there will be the wedding banquet, the unification of the flesh and spirit (Rev 19). Just as it is promised in Rev 11:15, the kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our Lord, the kingdom of God will be restored after 6,000 years, and God will reign for ever and ever (Rev 19:6).
3. The mission of Shinchonji people, who have been reared up through the revealed word
We, who have been reared up through the revealed word of the promised pastor, are the priests that will reign with our Lord God and restore all the nations (Rev 20:4-6, Rev22:1-5). We must restore all nations and creatures through the culture of heaven, achieving the unification of all religions and world peace and restoration. Furthermore, we must help people attain salvation and eternal life. The reality of the culture of heaven is the ‘word of Revelation’, which is opened today. Let us create the awesome kingdom of God. The kingdom of God that is being created today is the kingdom that will endure forever, so let us live with God.
1. What are the (a) food of God and (b) the food of Satan that appears at the time of Revelation?