Main reference: Heb 8:7, Rv 10
What kind of new era will come to us today?
One era comes and another one goes away. The old era was corrupted and therefore a new era opened. The 6000 years of Bible history tells us this from the time of Adam to Noah’s world, Moses’ world, Jesus’ world during the first coming, and Jesus’ world during his second coming.
God created the heavens and the earth and he is also the one who opens the new era. Once the world that God created becomes corrupted he destroys it and he creates a new world. If Adam’s world was sound there would have been no reason to destroy it and to create Noah’s world. If Noah’s world was sound there would have been no reason to create Moses’ world and if Moses’ world was sound there would have been no reason to create Jesus’ world during the first coming. If Jesus’ world during the first coming was sound would there have been a need to create Shinchonji (new heaven new earth) the era of the thousand years during the second coming?
What is the evidence that one era became corrupted and that another era opened? The “evidence of corruption” is the behavior of loving the world, serving other gods and doctrines, lies, absence of the Word, and leaving God’s commands. The “evidence that a new era opened” is testifying about the fulfillment of the promised prophecies of the New Testament.
In every era God made a promise (covenant) with the people he appointed. When the promises were not kept God destroyed their world and he promised through the prophets that a new era would be opened. This is called a prophecy.
God’s promises (prophecies) were always fulfilled in every era. God is the creator and owner of all things in heaven and earth. When the pastor of the previous era broke God’s covenant, God took heaven and earth away from him and gave it to another chosen pastor for him to reign. This is the promise and the history of the Bible.
Will a conversation between the pastors of the previous era and the new era ever happen? It will not happen. What is the reason for this? The reason is because their worlds are different, their spirits are different, and their ideologies are different. The previous era was filled with falsehood and had a corrupted mentality, whereas the newly created era is filled with the truth and has a revolutionary mentality. That is why they are different. The pastors from the previous era teach things from the previous era and the pastors from the new era teach new things (refer to Luke 5:37-39). How can their ideologies be the same?
The pastors during Moses’ time only emphasized the Law and the fulfillment of the covenant between Abraham and God. Jesus during the first coming testified about the corruption of the pastors during Moses’ time and he also testified about the fulfillment of the covenant that God made with the prophets. Their ideologies cannot be the same.
Jesus during the first coming said that “eternal life is knowing the true God and believing in the one whom he has sent” (Jn 17:3).
This (to know the true God and the one whom he has sent being eternal life) was also the case during Adam’s time, Noah’s time, Moses’ time, and during Jesus’ second coming. God appointed them in every era and there was a true God and the ones whom he has sent and chosen. However, in every era there were pastors who did not know about their own corruption and the fact that God had left them. The only thing these pastors knew were the things of the past, and they did not know about the new covenant. This is obvious because they have never heard of or knew about the new covenant. But God’s new promise (prophecy) is not about the fulfillment of the past but about fulfilling new things.
A conversation between the pastors from the new era and the old era would have been possible if the pastors from the old era had not become corrupted. The reason why the pastors in the past have become corrupted was because of arrogance and authority. In other words, it was due to ecclesiastical authority. In order for these pastors to gain authority they would use money to buy it and it was not just the pastors but the elders that were doing it as well. God told us to “buy without cost” (refer to Rv 21:6, 22:17) and to “give freely as you have freely received “(refer to Mt 10:8). God did not tell us to “pay to learn and pay to receive authority.” These people persecute Shinchonji because theology is taught without cost here.
So which one is the truth from a Biblical perspective? Which one is the true faith? Who are the ones that obey Jesus’ commands, and who is the cult? If a congregation member finds expensive jewelry and pearls and tells his pastor about it, will that pastor happily confirm it? No. He will curse that congregation member and curse the pastor who taught that congregation member. What is the reason for this? This is because this pastor is corrupted and because his arrogance will not allow his authority to be ignored. He has lost humility in his heart.
The pastor from the new era has seen the fulfillment of the new covenant. If the pastor from the new era follows the commands of Jesus and asks the pastors of the old era to meet and have a conversation so that he can testify about the things he has seen and knows, what kind of hearts and attitude will they have? They will judge according to their own thoughts. They are pastors (people with authority), they are people in the position of teaching, they think they are orthodoxy, and they believe in Jesus who has fulfilled the old covenant. They have been teaching these things and when they look at themselves they do not find anything lacking.”What is this person trying to teach me? After listening, this is different from the orthodoxy faith and doctrine that I believe in and this must be a cult. This is not even worth talking about.” That is how they will judge and try to exile the pastor from the new era.
So what is wrong with the conversation here?
The words and thoughts of the pastors from the old era are from the old era, and the thoughts and words of the pastor from the new era are prophesied (promised) in the Bible and they are of the new era. The pastors from the old era use measuring sticks from the old era for their doctrines, and the pastor from the new era uses a measuring stick from the new era where the prophecies have been fulfilled for his doctrine. There is the fulfillment of past prophecies and then there is the fulfillment of the prophecies in the new era. The pastor in the new era will pass along to the pastors from the old era what has been fulfilled in the new era.
The pastor from the new era today did not come to abolish the faith in the heavenly gospel of the previous era, but he came to fulfill it. This is similar to what Jesus said during the first coming “I have not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill (complete) it (Mt 5:17).” Just as the Law was like a schoolmaster leading us to Christ (Gal 3:24), the faith in the heavenly gospel that the previous pastors preached is like a schoolmaster leading us to Christ’s second coming today. This is what apostle Paul preached in 1Corinthians 13 “for we know in part and we prophecy in part but when completeness comes prophecies and tongues will cease and we shall see face to face and we shall know fully.”(1 Cor 13:9-12).
What the pastors from the previous era preach is how Jesus came during the first coming and fulfilled the Old Testament. The pastor from the new era preaches about the fulfillment of the new covenant (New Testament). During the first coming, the chosen people of Israel believed in the fulfillment of the prophecies about Moses’ Law and prophecies about God and Abraham (leaving Egypt) (refer to Gn 15, Ex 12:37-41). However, they did not believe in the prophecies promised through the Old Testament prophets (refer to Lk 24:27, Rom 1:2). Similarly today, the pastors from the previous era believe that Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies but they do not believe in the fulfillment of the New Testament prophecies. The reason for this is because they are corrupted and because they have absolutely no interest in the New Testament prophecies. Had they thought about and believed in Jesus’ words “heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Mt 24:34-35),” they would have listened to the words of the new pastor.
The pastors from the previous era testified well about the things of the past. Even if the saints received and believed in that testimony, if the saints do not believe in the fulfillment of the promises of the New Testament then they will not receive salvation. How will the pastors from the previous era receive these words? If they deny these words, then that is evidence that they do not believe in the Bible, Jesus, and God.
Speaking from the eyes and lips of the Holy Spirit and the Bible, Jesus does not acknowledge the pastors and churchgoers today from the established churches, those from the previous era (spiritual Israel). Jesus will only acknowledge those who are harvested today, sealed with the words of Revelation, and whose names have been recorded in the book of life. These are the words of the Counselor who has received authority to judge (refer to Rv 2:17, 19:10, 22:16).
Today, through the corruption of the spiritual Israel, one era has gone away just as it was promised in the New Testament and a new era has opened. Those who realize this will seek it just as it is written in Matthew 7:7-8. God’s will is to establish the new pastor and a new congregation just as it was promised in the Word. The eternal city of truth “beautiful Shinchonji” will be created and this is the new heaven, the promised kingdom, the 12 tribes where the saviors who are sealed are at.
The testimony of Shinchonji today is not of the old era but of the new era. It is about the fulfillment of the promised New Testament prophecies. It testifies about the promised coming of God, Jesus, the angels, and the holy city New Jerusalem, or heaven (refer to Rv 3:12, 21:1-7).
Just as the Shinchonji saints have done, what must first take place is a true confession of one’s sins and behavior of death. Let us not think about how our spirits died because of Adam and let us not become like the pastors and elders during the first coming that persecuted Jesus who fulfilled the Old Testament. Let us confess, receive, and believe in Revelation through the promised pastor and let us be saved. Those who believe in the promises will know this.