What is religion, and what are the secrets of the kingdom of heaven?
Religion is the teaching of God the Creator (Holy Spirit) given to the people (flesh), and the secrets of the kingdom of heaven are the secrets regarding God and God’s kingdom.
The words, “secrets,” or, “mysteries,” appear 38 times in the Bible (38 chapters showing that terms, 46 verses showing that terms). I will explain a few that stand out among these.
God said in Psalm 78:2, ‘I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things from of old, to be told to the next generations.’ This prophecy was fulfilled at the First Coming as it says in Mt 13:34-35, ‘Jesus did not say anything to the crowd without using a parable,’ and it also says in Mt 13:11 that the seed is the secret of the kingdom of heaven. It is said in Revelation 1 that the seven stars and the seven golden lampstands are a mystery, and in Revelation 10:7, the sound of the last trumpet of the seventh angel is a mystery, and it says in Revelation 17 that the prostitute and the beast with seven heads and ten horns is a mystery.
2,000 years ago, Jesus’ disciples heard the words, ‘the seed is the secret of heaven,’ described in Mt 13:11, and it was only John who heard the three mysteries of Revelation. There is no one other than John who knows the mysteries of Revelation, and the three mysteries are the betrayers, the destroyers, and the savior who appear at the time of Revelation’s fulfillment. In order to know these three entities, one must meet John who heard and saw them.
But what John saw and recorded was vision-revelation that was to be fulfilled; this was a prophecy. When this prophecy is fulfilled in physical fulfillment, there is a promised pastor who sees, hears, and testifies to the New Testament prophecies’ fulfillment, just as Jesus testified to the Old Testament prophecies’ fulfillment at the First Coming. At this time of fulfillment, it is not John who spoke the prophecies but a new John, who is a pastor in the same position as John, who sees, hears, knows, and testifies the physical fulfillment, meaning, the physical entities of the mysteries.
It is only the New John who saw and heard the mysteries of the actual entities of the fulfillment of the prophecies. Therefore, in order to know these mysteries, one must meet the New John who saw and heard the physical fulfillment of today. However, people do not consider this important because they do not care much about Revelation. But if one does not know the entities of the three mysteries, he cannot be saved. Why is it that the believers do not care about the tree of good and evil and the tree of life, the words regarding the time of the end, prophecies, and heaven and hell, and why do they not care about the entities of the three mysteries, who are the betrayers, the destroyers, and the savior? It is because they have become corrupt; they became rebellious people.
The people of Adam’s world were this way at the time of Noah, and the Israelites at the time of Jesus’ First Coming were this way. They became old, decreased, and corrupt. This is the evidence that such people only say with their mouths, “Lord, Lord,” but their hearts do not care for faith, the knowledge of the Bible, or the Word. God came to Jesus at the First Coming and fulfilled the Old Testament (Jn 19:30). Jesus was the one who spoke on behalf of God (Jn 14:10, 1 Jn 2:1), and he was sent to the rebellious people of Israel (Mt 15:24). However, people considered Jesus to be a heretic and treated him like Satan, and did not believe him.
Just like that, today, Jesus fulfilled the Revelation that he promised, and sent the One Who Overcomes (the New John) to the churches as the messenger who speaks on his behalf, and had him testify to what he has seen and heard (Rv 22:16). However, the people of today did not accept him just like the time of the First Coming. Why did this happen? It is because all nations are the world of Satan, and they have been tainted by Satan. The messenger who was sent and Jesus are going through all kinds of suffering to save the people who became captives of the kingdom of destruction, and are doing all that they can to do the work of salvation to bring them out (Rv 17:14, Rv 18:4).
Today is the time to capture the dragon, Satan, in the Abyss, and to greet the era of the millennium. Those who believe this will become people who participate in the First Resurrection and enter the city of the thousand years, which is the holy city (Rv 20:1-6). Those who do not believe will be outside the holy city (Rv 22:8).
A thousand years later, Satan will be set free from the Abyss for a short time and will deceive Gog and Magog, who are the people outside the city, and this group of Satan will go against God and surround the city of the thousand years. Fire will come down from heaven and devour them, and the devil will be thrown in the lake of burning sulfur, and partake in the second death (Rv 20:7-10).
Today, the new era of God’s rule has come after 6,000 years of Satan’s rule came to its end. This is the fulfillment of the New Testament which was promised with blood (Lk 22:14-20; Heb 8:10; Rv 1:5-6). One who does not believe in this new covenant will die and end up in hell, and the one who believes and keeps the new covenant will go to heaven and receive eternal life. This is the new covenant.
All the prophets on earth also made what is fulfilled today. The most detailed and certain of the prophecies is the promise of the New Testament’s Revelation. The mystery of religion is the New Testament’s Revelation, and the mysteries that Revelation speak of are the betrayers, the destroyers, and the savior that make known, “Who betrayed, who destroyed whom, and who saved whom.” These are the mysteries at the time when an era comes to an end.
One who sees, hears, and knows is only one person, the Promised Pastor (the New John). It is a blessing to meet him, and to believe in him is salvation. God and heaven come to this one person (Rv 3:12), and he is the one who has been promised (pastor). He is the one referred to in Revelation chapters 2, 3, 12, and 15.
At this time, the world is the night, and the Promised Pastor is the day and the light. This light is life. The night is the people who are dead and the darkness; they are those who claim to be alive, but are dead. How can a living person and a dead person be the same? God is the God of the living (Mt 22:32, Lk 20:38).
This earth becomes restored for the first time in 6,000 years. God, who is the owner, rules the restored world. This is what religion teaches to believe. This is the secret of the heavens, and the promised salvation and heaven.