◊ The Chairman’s life-giving quotes ◊
- Those who walk a life of faith based on the Word must always examine and reflect on themselves by thinking, “Am I walking the path of the word, or am I walking another path, apart from the word?”
- When it says “having nothing, and yet possessing everything” (2Co 6:10), it means that we have become the heirs of God. Although we once envied the knowledge of the world before receiving this word, now that we know the knowledge of heaven, which is the highest level, everything else seems insignificant. However, we must be humble, instead of exalting ourselves.
- We must work while having hope. We must not be greedy, only looking forward to possessing something big, or stay still and not do anything about it. By taking ‘one step at a time’ we must achieve our purpose.
Weekly topic: Jude 1
This is the Chairman’s words spoken on March 24, 2013.
As seen in every era of the 6,000 years of Biblical history, a new generation is created when one generation becomes corrupt. This corrupted generation always persecutes the newly created generation. Furthermore, the betrayer appears even in the newly created generation. Therefore, let’s examine what would happen to the betrayer according to the book of Jude, and also, let’s examine the process of creation of God’s new kingdom at the end of the age.
1. What will happen to the betrayer?
Just as there were angels who sinned and left their position, abandoning their own home in the spiritual world (2Pe 2:4), there are people who have left their position and have abandoned their own home in the physical world. The names of Cain and Balaam from history are used figuratively to refer to these people (Jude 1:6 and 11, 1John 3:12, 2Pe 2:15-16). People, like the above, who alienated themselves and abandoned their position and their own home, are the people who follow mere human instincts and do not have the Spirit (Jude 1:19). They are the people who return to the darkness after having received the light of the word of God. They are likened unto a dog that returns to its vomit, and a sow that is washed, but then goes back to wallowing in the mud (2Pe 2:20-22). Jesus spoke about these kinds of people in Mt 12:43-45. When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it, then the evil spirit returns to the house he left. When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of the man is worse than the first.
Just as an angel betrayed and became Satan, the one who opposes and goes against God in the spiritual world (Isa 14:12-15), those who betray God always persecute God’s newly created generation in every era (Mt 5:10-12, 23:34, Acts 7:51-52).
2. The persecution and process of creation of God’s kingdom seen in the 6,000 years of the Bible history
After King Solomon idolized gentile gods in the Old Testament, the nation was divided into north and south. After this, the 11 tribes of North Israel were destroyed by a gentile nation (Assyria), and South Judah was also destroyed by a gentile nation (Babylon) (1King 11:4-5, 30-33, 2King 18:10-11, 25:1-3, 21). God promised the rebellious people of Israel that He would send a savior (Jesus). Although Jesus came according to the prophecies of the Old Testament, the Jewish people did not accept the son of God or keep the promises of the Old Testament (Lk 20:9-16). Instead, they called Jesus and his disciples ‘cult, heresy, and troublemakers,’ persecuting and ultimately killing them (Mt 27, Acts 24:5). Jesus, who came according to the promise, came to the world of Judaism, which was under the rule of Satan, and he spoke about how the truth will set them free (John 8:44, John 8:32). However, the history of the Physical Israelites came to an end when they refused to accept Jesus (Lk 16:16). After this, Spiritual Israel was created through Jesus and his 12 disciples (Jn 1:12-13), and the two kinds of seed have been sown for the last 2,000 years. Spiritual Israel, however, came to an end due to their corruption, after committing adultery with spiritual Babylon (Rev 6, 13, 18:2-3, 23).
Just as Jesus created spiritual Israel after fighting and overcoming the world of Judaism (Jn16:33), God created the kingdom of God through the one who overcomes, who fought and overcame the group of Satan, the Nicolaitans, at the time of the end. In other words, God gathers (harvests) those who are born of God’s seed, seals them (educates them) and creates His new kingdom (Jn 3:5, 1Pe 1:23, James 1:18, Mt 21:43, 24:29-31). This kingdom is the same as Mt Zion, the 12 tribes of Shinchonji, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Rev 7:1-4, 14:1-5, 15: 4-5, 21:1). God will give everything to the one who overcomes. God, the kingdom of heaven in the spiritual realm, and Jesus will come to him and he will sit on the throne with God and Jesus (Rev 2, 3). Although Satan and his pastors persecute and make every effort to sabotage the creation of God’s new kingdom, the devil, who has never been caught in the 6,000 years of the history of the Bible, will finally be caught at the time of Revelation (Rev 20:1-3), and God will accomplish and complete his work, just as he promised in Revelation.
3. The mindset and attitude of those who have been chosen, at the time of the completion of God’s work
It is written that the scriptures cannot be broken (John 10:35), and today God fulfills everything according to His word. When God fulfills and completes his work, the Sabbath, that is peace, will come. We can achieve world peace through God’s word, the heavenly culture.
The betrayers who have alienated themselves from the work of God will be judged according to the Bible (John 12:48), and everyone will also be judged according to what they have done as recorded in the books (Rev 20:12). Therefore, we, the people of Shinchonji, who have been called first at this time of the completion of God’s work, must have truth faith and believe in the fulfillment of the word. We must properly preach and teach this word of truth, help to harvest those who have not been harvested, help those who have added to or subtracted from Revelation not to add or subtract anymore, and make the truth known to those who do not know. Let us do our best to complete our mission as the trumpet of God.
1. Please write the verses from the book of Jude concerning the betrayer.
2. What is the verse that describes the people who have known the way of righteousness, but then turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them and became more wicked?