Main reference: Rv 1:1-3
What are God’s purposed will, the believers’ position, and their hope? God’s purposed will is to fulfill what He has purposed (Is 14:24), and the position and hope of believers are heaven and eternal life.
God desires for believers to believe and keep what He has promised through the prophets. The believers desire to perceive that promise and hope that God fulfills it. When God carries out His promise, He first shows the promised pastor what He fulfilled and then sends him to believers to make it known. This was the case at the first coming of Jesus. It is also the same at the time of the fulfillment of Revelation during the Second Coming, as Rv 22:8, 16 explain.
There are two types of pastors whom God promised about in each generation. One is a pastor who first sees a vision of what will fulfill and prophesies about it, and another is the promised pastor who sees and testifies to the fulfillment of what has been prophesied (or promised). Until the promised pastor appears and the prophecies are fulfilled, the general pastors guide the believers. If the general pastors made known to believers the true meaning of the prophecies, then they would see and recognize the reality of their fulfillment. On the other hand, if the true meanings were not made known to believers, then they would remain ignorant and not perceive even when the fulfillment comes.
God made a covenant in Mal 2 with the priests, declaring that they must walk with God and have truth on their lips so that believers can seek the truth from their mouth. They must be God’s messengers and speak on His behalf. However, if a priest, in other words, a shepherd (or pastor), does not have God and the truth within him and cannot speak of God’s will on behalf of God, then he becomes one who has broken the covenant he made with God. If pastors today have added to and taken away from Revelation, and do not know its meaning, how can any congregation member understand and believe in its fulfillment? If these pastors are still unashamed of this and return to flesh, if they are blinded by self-interest and use the congregation members as means to gain authority and strengthen their own livelihood, then how can they be called the messengers of God?
God made a covenant with the physical Israelites (Ex 19:5-6). The pastors and congregation members of the temple of Jerusalem, however, did not accept God and His Son, Jesus, but rather persecuted Jesus by labeling him a “heretic” and “the devil” and killed him. If these pastors had known and taught their congregation members the prophecies of the Old Testament, then the congregation members would have perceived and believed in Jesus. This is how the pastors and congregation members of Jerusalem became the pastors and people of Satan. This is how Satan used them to strike against Jesus.
How about today’s time of the Lord’s second coming?
The Christian Council of Korea (CCK) is a denomination made up of traditions, and it is the headquarters of Korean churches. The pastors who belong to the CCK should have proclaimed what God had promised in the Old Testament and how He fulfilled those promises. They should have also made known what is promised in the New Testament so that the congregation members can see, perceive, and believe when those promises are fulfilled in today’s era. If the CCK is adding to and taking away from Revelation, which God promised and is fulfilling, if the CCK is not teaching it to the congregation members, how is it any different from the pastors of Jerusalem at the First Coming?
If a person does not know what has been promised and prophesied, then he still cannot know even when it is fulfilled. The pastors of Jerusalem did not accept Jesus because they did not know that Jesus had fulfilled all of the Old Testament. In a similar way, since the CCK does not understand that it has added to and taken away from Revelation, it does not know the physical entities of the fulfillment of Revelation, which are the betrayer, the destroyer, and the savior. That is why they persecute the promised pastor. Because of this, even the pastors and congregation members of the CCK are unable to receive salvation.
They have been stained by the evil spirit and are habitually burying alive the promised pastor by calling him a “heretic,” not realizing their own reality. They do not confirm, let alone properly converse or reason about, who God and Jesus are, the prophecies of life and their fulfillment, and the promised pastor. God’s purposed will is to fulfill what He has promised, and for the believers to see, perceive, and believe with joy what has been fulfilled. In this way, God opens up a new era and gathers through the promised pastor those who believe to create His new kingdom and priests. The promised pastor testifies, as he has been commanded, to what he has seen and heard, which is the fulfillment of the New Testament prophecies.
Let us examine the words of Jn 3:31-34 here.
31The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
The pastor, whom God has sent, speaks the words of God and gives the testimony of what he has seen and heard in heaven, but no one accepts his testimony. It also says that the one who accepts that testimony is certified (is sealed, ESV). This is the story and position of the pastor who is sent.
Ezekiel 3 states that although the Son of Man ate the scroll and spoke, the house of Israel did not listen. Jeremiah 6 also declares that the people considered God’s Word offensive (or an object of scorn, ESV) and did not listen. Although God’s promised pastor has seen and heard God’s purposed will and the physical entities of its fulfillment, people do not listen nor believe in him, but rather oppose him. This is why the promised pastor’s duty and position are difficult beyond explanation. If God’s will is not fulfilled, then there are no salvation for humanity, no kingdom of God, and no hope. For such reason, the promised pastor is putting in his utmost effort as he patiently perseveres and endeavors without rest. Sometimes he looks up to the heavens like a fool, like someone who does not know anything, like a wanderer without a home, like a passerby, unable to cry even when he is lonely and tormented.
I strengthen my heart and pledge a thousand times, ten thousand times over. I plea for help and call the angels in heaven. I made a determination in my heart to hold hands with the Lord and the martyrs as I run and run. I pray without ceasing. I pray every second, just as I am breathing, to walk with the Lord and to fulfill the given duty as the messenger who speaks on behalf of the Lord. The Lord’s hope is my hope. His work is my work, and I will eternally sing with the Lord in the house of God as I dedicate my whole life to fulfill God’s wish of creating a world of paradise.
The heavens, please help! All creation, please help!
Let us live together eternally by fulfilling the new heaven and earth, the new era.
We are the workers of heaven.