The Cross and Its Purpose

Main reference:

Jn 12:32, 34, Jn 13:18 (Rv 12:11, 5:9-10, 7:14, Heb 10)

What is the reason God’s son, Jesus, had to bear the cross?

Jesus said that he would draw all men to himself by being lifted up from the earth (Jn 12:32). Moreover, Jesus prayed to God “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will (Mt 26:39).”

The reason that Jesus had to take the cross is recorded in Hebrews 10. Namely, it was impossible for the blood of bulls or goats (sacrifices under the law) to atone for the sins of the people, but sins are forgiven only through the blood of Jesus, was who sinless, when he bore the cross.

Bearing the cross was the worst punishment that sinners bore. Jesus bore the cross not because of his sin, but because of the sins of mankind (the world) (Jn 1:29). Although we do good deeds and are faithful, our sins still remain. But if we receive atonement for our sins by the blood of Jesus then we become those without sin.Therefore, Rev 1:6 says that Jesus has freed us from our sins and has made us to be a kingdom and priests. Jesus established the new covenant with his disciples through his blood at the night of Passover.

And Jesus said, ‘I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine (Jesus, Jn 15:1, 5) until the kingdom of God comes.’ He also said that we should take the wine and the bread instead of Jesus’ flesh and blood in remembrance of Jesus (Lk 22:14-20). 

Through the new covenant Jesus promised that we can have Jesus’ true blood and flesh at the time of his Second Coming when the kingdom of God comes. The righteous one had to endure the severe punishment of the cross, which is usually reserved for the sins of criminals. He paid for their sins and debts and purchased sinners at the price of his blood (Rev 5:9-10). People who receive atonement belong to Jesus and become God’s kingdom and priests, kings of the eternal heaven. Jesus becomes King of kings. In Revelation 7, after the 144,000 are sealed with the word, a great multitude dressed in white is chosen as the new people because their sins are washed away by the blood of Jesus. These people are the kings (priests) and the people of the kingdom of heaven. This is the purpose of Jesus’ blood and God’s promise and will. Although Jesus shed his blood on the cross, it does not mean all people receive atonement for their sins. Only people who believe in the promise will be atoned for and become the people of heaven. The previous pastors (kings) and the members who belonged to them are not the people of heaven.   

By shedding his blood in love for is, Jesus atoned our sins and comes to dwell within us, and by faith we live in Christ (refer to Jn 14:20, Gal 2:20, Rv 3:20). Sinners can obtain salvation by being forgiven through Jesus’ blood and being born again of God’s seed and God’s holy spirit. When will this salvation happen? At the time of the fulfillment of Revelation, God’s kingdom and salvation come to earth by fighting against and overcoming Satan with the blood of Jesus (Rv 12:1-11), and God’s work of restoration is completed when the heaven of the spiritual world  comes (Rv 21:1-7). This is how the lost world (paradise, the kingdom of heaven) of Adam is remade.  But at this time (the time of Revelation) Satan and his pastors and congregation members do not receive atonement for their sins and enter into the fire of hell (refer to Rv 19:19-20, 20:1-3). Before all the prophecies written in Revelation are completely fulfilled, those who believe what was mentioned above obtain salvation, otherwise they go to hell because of the sin of their unbelief (Rv 21:8).  

When can we have the blood and flesh (Jn 6:51-58) that Jesus promised at the First Coming? It is at the time of Jesus’ Second Coming. The time of the second coming of Jesus is when Revelation is fulfilled as promised in the New Testament.

Because the forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ blood did not occur in the four gospels of the New Testament, God’s kingdom and priests and the great multitude in white are made when they are atoned for their sins after fighting and overcome with that blood (Rv 12) at the Second Coming, that is, when Revelation is fulfilled (Rv 1:5-6, 5:9-10, 7:9-14). 2,000 years ago, Jesus established the new covenant on the night of Passover  and that blood that was shed on the cross is put into effect at the time of Revelation’s fulfillment; the twelve tribes of God’s kingdom have been created by that blood.

The purpose that the son of God, righteous Jesus, bore the cross and shed his blood was to atone the sins of his people, the creation of God’s kingdom and priests, and the holy people of the great multitude clothed in white. By shedding Jesus’ blood, these two purposes were completed, and God’s desire to find his lost kingdom (the world) was fulfilled, capture and lock up Satan the dragon, and reign over all nations was fulfilled. This was God’s work to create His kingdom, the 12 tribes of Shincheonji by harvesting and sealing.

We pray today that whoever desires atonement of their sins and become the people of heaven will repent, join Shincheonji, and obtain salvation.