Fulfillment of the Old Testament and the New Testament

Main Reference : Jn 19:30, Rv 21:6

God fulfilled his covenant with Abraham (Gn 15, 16, 17) at the time of Moses and Joshua. God also fulfilled His covenant with the Old Testament prophets through Jesus. God fulfills what Jesus promised to his disciples (Mt 24, Rv 1 ~ 22) in today’s world. Witnessing the fulfillment of a promise by the one who made it and believing in this fulfillment marks the true faith of those who believe (refer to Jn 14:29). God fulfills what He promised, and believers believe when this promise is fulfilled. This is the covenant between the one who made the promise and those who believe in this promise.

What God fulfilled at the time of Moses was the covenant that had been made with Abraham. When the covenant was fulfilled, the descendants of Abraham first believed in this fulfillment; however, when as they got nearer to the gates of Canaan, their final destination, they no longer believed and betrayed, and eventually died in the wilderness after much aimless wandering (Num 32:11-13). However, God, in order to fulfill His covenant, led the Israelites who were under the age of twenty into the land of Canaan through Joshua. (refer to 1 Chr 27:23)

Thereafter, God’s covenant (Ex 19:5-6) was violated just like at the time of Adam, because Solomon, the king of Israel, bowed down before pagan gods and served them. (Hos 6:7) As a result, Israel was cursed and destroyed. After this destruction, God established a new covenant, different from the Law of Moses, namely the covenant with the Old Testament prophets.

This covenant was a prophecy that was to be fulfilled in the future. Since no one knew the meaning of this prophecy, the Old Testament, in which this prophecy was recorded, was like a sealed book, and the teachings of the pastors were merely words of men’s wisdom. (refer to Is 29:9-13) God opened this sealed scroll as written in Ezekiel 3 and gave it to Jesus, the Son of Man, so that he could eat it. Then, God sent Jesus to testify to the people of Israel who had betrayed God. (Mt 15) Such was the history of Jesus’ first coming.

Jesus, who fulfilled the Old Testament during his first coming, promised in the New Testament what would be fulfilled in his second coming, namely the promise of Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation. Since no one in this world knew the meaning of this promise, the New Testament also was like a sealed book. Two thousand years later, Jesus, who overcame, removed the seven seals of this book (Jn 16:33, Rv 5:5) and opened it, thereby fulfilling the covenant in this promised age. He then gave this opened book to the promised pastor and sent him to churches to testify to this fulfillment. (Rv 10, Rv 22:16)

However, these rebellious churches of today are not willing to listen, just as Israel during the time of Jesus’ first coming was unwilling to listen to his words. At the time of Jesus’ first coming, the religious leaders of Israel called Jesus “a heretic cult, a devil”; likewise, the pastors of today’s traditional denominations are also calling the promised pastor a cult leader and are unwilling to listen to his words of testimony.

The group of Satan that will be judged by the Word and the evil spirits of the false teachers have summoned the devils of the entire world to our country (Rv 16), which explains the current circumstances of the Korean peninsula. The plates (bowls) that judge the false gods and false teachers, namely the ones who overcame, are those who were victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name (Rv 15:2); they belong to God’s armies of white horses described in Revelation 19. This battle is the great war between God and Satan (Only those who understand the book of Revelation will understand this.).

God gave His covenant in every generation and age. The new covenant made through Jesus is the book of Revelation, which is a summary of the New Testament. However, no one until today knew the true meaning of the book of Revelation. This book was supposed to be understood only at the time of its fulfillment. When the book is fulfilled, there occur major events as recorded in the book, namely the betrayal of the chosen people, the destruction of (by) the destroyers, and the salvation which comes after all these events. These three beings – betrayers, destroyers, and the savior – appear and fulfill what is recorded in the book. These three beings fight against each other, and the final victor takes possession of the coming world. ‘The savior after all these events’ is the pastor promised in the New Testament.

In the book of Revelation, the first war took place, between the traditional denominations (the betrayers) and the destroyers who belonged to Satan, with regard to their ecclesiastical authority of the Bible, and the destroyers won this first war. (Rv 13) The second war took place between the destroyers and the promised pastor (the savior), and the promised pastor won this war. (Rv 12) The weapons they fought with were the words of testimony, and the promised pastor triumphed with the blood of Jesus and the words of testimony. From this point on, the kingdom of God, the power, and the salvation have come (Rv 12:10-11).

After the victory of the promised pastor on Mar. 14, 1984, the promised pastor has harvested the chosen people from all corners of the world and brought them to Mt. Zion; he has been sealing the 144,000 priests of the twelve tribes (Rv 1:5-6, 5:9-10) and gathering all those who are dressed in white robes (Rv 7:14) (Rv 7, 14). He also proclaimed the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) as part of his peace initiatives. He has hosted multiple peace summits as described in Revelation 15, where people of all nations pledged to work for an international legal instrument for peace and the cessation of war and to establish religious harmony. All this peace work marks the fulfillment of the New Testament. It is hoped that all people of the world will believe in this fulfillment and become people of heaven.

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