Main references: Phil 3:20-21 (Jn 15:18-27)
How is the man of heaven different from the man of the world (earth)?
The man of heaven is born of heaven through the seed of God. His image is like God and in His likeness (Gn 1:26). It is like the transformed image of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration (refer to Mt 17). On the other hand, the man of the world is born from the world, the earth. His image is the image of the earth, the likeness of flesh.
The one born of heaven speaks and listens to the words of heaven, whereas the one born of the world speaks and listens to the words of the world. This is the difference between the one born of heaven and the one born of the world, the earth. Jesus, the son of God, referred to himself as the way, the truth, and the life (Jn 14:6). He also stated no one could come to the father except through this way, truth, and life. According to 1John 1, the word in the beginning is Jesus. It says in John 1:1-4, the way, truth, and life is the word of God. Jesus is with God (Rv 3:21), and it is only through Jesus, who is the way, truth, and life, people can go to the Father. Jesus himself becomes the way and the bridge which allows people to go to God. Without Jesus, there is no way, no truth, no life, and no bridge.
Paul said in Romans 8, “If anyone does not have the spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” In addition to this word, it says in Revelation 3:20, “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 him, and he with me.” These scriptures show who is the one whom the spirit of Christ is with. If Christ is with someone, that person will also know the way and the truth just like Christ. He becomes someone who is led by the Lord, and he becomes the word just like Jesus. People’s superficial claims of believe is a part from the will of Christ. Those people are nothing but outsiders.
The difference of heaven and the world is enormous, and so is the difference between the sons of God and the daughters of the earth. Their very origins are different: the seed of heaven and the seed of the earth, the world. If someone who is born of the seed of heaven betrays, becomes part of the earth, and unites with the daughters of the earth, then he becomes the same as the earth, that is, mere flesh, just like Adam. The origins of the man of heaven and the man of the earth differ because of their seed. The one born of the earth loves the world; he will listen to the words of the world and follow the world. The one born of heaven, in contrast, loves heaven, which is the kingdom of heaven; he will listen to the words of heaven and follow heaven.
Jesus said in Matthew 23, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate.” A hen receives the seed of the rooster, lays eggs, and gathers them. She incubates those eggs for 21 days and then hatches and protects them. She also makes sure her chicks follow her through her own voice, and protects them. She looks for food to feed her chicks and knows and recognizes each of her chicks’ voices, and raises them. Chicks, too, recognize their mother hen’s voice and follow her. If the mother hen is out of their sight, they look for her. The mother hen, who knows the voices of her chicks, quickly runs to her chicks when they call out to her. Chicks know their own mother, look for her, and only follow her. The mother hen protects her chicks, feeds and raises them. On a cold night, the mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings to protect them. The chicks go under the wings of their mother or sometimes they go up on the back of their mother. Jesus, just like a mother hen who lost her chicks, was trying to gather us several times, but people, who were worse than chicks, were not willing according to Jesus’ word. Will people ever know that they are actually worse than chicks?
God spoke with a grieving heart in Isaiah 1 when He said, “Hear, O heaven! Listen, O earth! I reared the children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” He continued, saying, “Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their back on him.” God also had Jeremiah record the same story in the book of Lamentations. People sinned just as Adam had sinned. If people are captured by the spirit of the devil, their mentality changes.
According to what is recorded in Revelation 13, 17, and 18, the events of the Lord’s second coming (today), the Spiritual Israelites betrayed the Lord and followed the pastors of the gentile spirits. In fact, it is all nations which have committed such actions. All nations fell by eating the fruit of the kingdom of demons, in other words, by drinking the wine of adulteries. All nations also married the devil. This shows how they have become one with the devil instead of being one with God. At a time like this, the messenger who speaks on behalf, the one sent by the Lord, comes to the place where the people are held in captivity. He delivers the people and calls them out of this place, harvesting them like a thief. This is the work of salvation, which leads people from death to life at the time of the second coming. Aren’t all the pastors of the nations today persecuting the messenger who speaks on behalf, going against him with every possible means at their disposal, just like at the time of the first coming? Despite such work of persecution, one person overcomes, and the Lord, who is the way, truth, and life, is with the one who overcomes. Because the Lord is with him, the one who overcomes is able to fulfill the New Testament and establish the 12 tribes, the new kingdom of God, and he is also able to judge Babylon, the kingdom of the devil.
Up to this point, the actions of betrayal which occurred in the times of the Old and New Testaments, and in the times of the first and the second comings, have been examined.
How can those who have become one with the devil recognize God and the one sent by God? Only those who receive the revelation (i.e. the revealed word) will be able to recognize them. God said in John 10, “His sheep follow him (the pastor) because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” Depending on who people are born from, they are destined to follow the masters who gave them birth. The one who knows Jesus’ voice will open up his heart and accept it, but those who do not know his voice, the ones who belong to a stranger, will not follow Jesus’ voice. Today the one born of God’s seed will listen and follow the voice of Jesus, the voice of the holy spirit of truth. The word of the New Testament, the Bible, is the voice of Jesus.
Men’s words come out of the denominations which were founded and named by men. The temple of heaven, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, on the other hand, was created and named by heaven itself. God dwells in this temple, and His word of life comes out of it. That which is created according to the word of the Bible (the promise) is an object of heaven, just like the tabernacle created in Moses’ time. All things, except for the tabernacle previously mentioned, the pastors of the world created and named after their own will are nothing but the things of the world.
Where can God’s kingdom be found and which of these people is is God’s people?
Let us attain salvation by believing in the God of truth, and let us become the citizens of heaven.