Main reference: Rv 13, Rv 12, Mt 24
What are war, deception, test, persecution, betrayal, and salvation? Why is the road that leads to life small and narrow? (Mt 7:13-14)
Since the time of Adam, there have been two kinds of gods, two kinds of pastors, and two kinds of congregation members in the religious world. As a result, there are also two places to go. One of the two gods is the holy God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and the other is the evil spirit, which is a created being. There is a pastor who belongs to the holy God and a pastor who belongs to the evil spirit. There are also congregation members who belong to the pastor of the holy God and those who belong to the pastor of the evil spirit.
God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, created man into His image and likeness. He created a man and a woman and called them Adam and Eve. God gave Adam everything He had created as an inheritance and had him protect them. However, there was one created being that had betrayed God because he wanted to become higher than God. This being deceived Adam and Eve with lies (Ez 28, Is 14:12-15, 2 Thes 2:4, Gn 3). Adam and Eve got deceived by this serpent (dragon, Satan, devil: Rv 12:9, 20:2) and forsook the covenant they had made with God. They no longer belonged to God but to the serpent that betrayed; with all that they received from God, Adam and Eve went to the serpent. The serpent began to reign over the world, and God the Creator had to leave the world He created.
Because of this, God and the serpent were in a war to this today. God makes Himself known to the people (refer to Hos 6:6), while the serpent deceives the people by masquerading himself as God and using his authority. That is why Jesus spoke of the “true God” in John 17:3 and said that he is the “true vine” in John 15. This means that there are false vines and a false god.
What kind of war is this? What kind of weapon is used in this war?
In Revelation 12, the blood of Jesus and the word of testimony were used to fight and overcome the group of the dragon. Also, Ephesians 6:10-20 says, “Put on the full armor of God. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” We can see that it is not a physical war of the world but a spiritual war between truth and false teaching. So, those who lack knowledge will be destroyed (Hos 4:6), but those who have knowledge will be victorious.
We, as stated in Revelation 2, 3, 12, and 15, have fought and overcome the group of the dragon with the blood of Jesus and the word of testimony. We started studying the Bible in small groups, according to God’s will. We were reared and sealed with the introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses. We passed the graduation tests and finally became the soldiers of heaven. In other words, we have fought and overcome because the Word was our sword, helmet, and the full armor. We fought with the soldiers of Satan who became like the night for not having the word of light, and we defeated them. By overcoming, we were able to judge the betrayers and the destroyers in Revelation 15 and 16. This is the answer to the previous question.
I will explain about war, deception, test, persecution, betrayal, and salvation.
These things officially happen at the time of the Second Coming. Minor events similar to these has happened in the time leading up to the Second Coming, but the war, deception, test, persecution, betrayal, and salvation that are recorded in Matthew 24 and Revelation are prophecies for the end of age. That is why these events officially happen at the Second Coming.
Whenever there is a work of God on earth, the opposing work also happens. A war between God and Satan, the devil begins. Looking back at history, a war between God’s messengers and Satan’s pastors happened each time God’s messengers appeared. In other words, a war begins because God and His organization fight against Satan and false teachings by exposing all that is false.
We must know that at the time of the First Coming, the messenger who prepared the way came first before the true pastor appeared. The true pastor appeared after God’s tabernacle was taken over by Satan’s pastors, and God was with him. In the same manner, we know that at the time of the Second Coming, the seven stars (messengers) who prepare the way come first, and the promised pastor comes after God’s tabernacle is taken over, and then God is with him.
The deception, test, persecution, and betrayal recorded in the Bible happen to the chosen people of God’s tabernacle. Those who deceive and persecute them are Satan’s pastors and his church members. By seeing this, the congregation members who believe in the words of the promise in the Bible will be able to distinguish who belongs to Satan and who belongs to God. God’s chosen people fall into temptation by being deceived, and they end up betraying God and belong to the group of Satan, which is the enemy. This is recorded in Revelation 13, which says that the chosen people of the tabernacle receive a mark from Satan’s pastors and worship him.
Have you seen this event? Those who were victorious over the pastors of dragon, that is, the beast and his image and the number of his name, came out from the location where the event of Revelation 13 took place and gathered at the temple of Revelation 15. Come to this temple. The temple is called, “The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony” because those gathered in this tabernacle testify to what they saw and heard in the tabernacle of heaven (tabernacle temple) in Revelation 13, the place where all events of Revelation took place. The people gathered in this tabernacle are well aware of such events. Those who have not seen the events of chapter 13 must hear about them from those who have fought and overcome in chapter 13.
Why do people not believe in the word of promise recorded in the Bible? Matthew 24 and Revelation say that the Lord comes after the traditional church, which is the first heaven, is destroyed. The Lord comes to create a new kingdom by harvesting and sealing. Those who do not believe this cannot be called the believers of God and the word. They are nothing more than organizations of men. Even though the traditional church once belonged to heaven, they fall to earth at the end of age like the sun, the moon, and the stars; they return to flesh because of their betrayal. Like the world of Adam and Eve, the traditional church has become the church of the world reigned by Satan, and they go as far as becoming the workers of Satan who persecute God, His people, and the promised kingdom.
Why do you not believe in the words of the Bible? God has ended the old and has established the new, which is Shincheonji, the family of the twelve tribes of the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. They are the family members who are born of God’s imperishable seed (1 Pt 1:23). They are the people of heaven. They are the fruits He has worked for the past 6,000 years. Amen!
“When light meets light, there is victory.”