Adam and Eve
According to the teachings of the Bible, the Passover is a very important Feast of God. Jesus came to this Earth to teach us the Passover and God has come in this age as the Spirit and the Bride to teach us the Passover again. We can learn about the Passover through the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil that were in the Garden of Eden.
The Parable of the Tree of Life
Gen. 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.
Gen. 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden but God did say, ‘You must not eat from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Sin originated in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and death came after sin came to this world. Adam and Eve all existed in reality, nevertheless, Jesus taught us the hidden meaning of this story of the creation of the world recorded in Genesis as a parable.
Mt. 13:34-35 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
Adam and Eve could not stay in the Garden of Eden when they disobeyed God’s commandment.
Isa. 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Through Adam and Eve we can understand that we can be separated from God if we sin by disobeying His commandments. The story of Adam and Eve shows us our spiritual status on this Earth. All men are destined to die because of sin committed before we came down to this Earth,
Ro. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
since even a new born child can die before even sinning on this Earth.
Gen. 3:22-23 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
Because Adam and Eve sinned, God blocked the way to the Tree of life. If God has blocked the Tree of Life, only God can opened the way to the Tree of Life. God must open the way to the Tree of Life since it is the only way for us sinners to go back to Heaven.
God warned Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and evil because it causes death. Anyone who ate from the Tree of Life could live forever. This is the secret that Jesus taught us through the parable of the Tree of Life.
The Reality of the Tree of Life
John 6:52-57 Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
In the Garden of Eden, it was the Tree of Life that could grant eternal life. Jesus taught us the reality of this parable by telling us that it is His flesh and blood that gives us eternal life. Meaning, Jesus is the reality of the Tree of Life. If we drink His blood and eat His flesh, it would be the same as eating the fruit of the Tree of Life.
Mt. 26:17-19 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
Jesus commanded the disciples to keep the Passover and He Himself also kept it as an example for us.
Mt. 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus said the Passover bread is His flesh and the Passover wine is His blood. Whoever eats the bread and drinks the wine of the Passover are the ones who can be acknowledged by Jesus as the ones who have eaten Jesus’ flesh and blood. By keeping the Passover it is the same as eating from the Tree of Life. Passover however is granted as a covenant with God’s precious blood of sacrifice. Jesus, the Almighty God has opened the way to the Tree of Life. Nevertheless, many people do not know the importance of the Passover because they do not know the meaning of what a covenant is.
The Importance of the Covenant
To help us understand what a covenant is, let’s take the following example. Say that you wanted to purchase groceries so you presented a $50 bill to the cashier. The cashier would gladly accept it. However, what if you tried to give a plain piece of letter-sized paper to the cashier? The cashier would not accept it. Though a letter-sized paper may be larger than a $50 bill, it has no value to purchase since people haven’t promised for it to be valued as a bill. A promise is a covenant. The $50 bill has a special covenant made by people that gives it a promised value.
It is the same with the bread and wine of the Passover. There are many types of bread and wine but they are just regular food. A person simply saying “this bread gives eternal life” does not mean that it really does. It has to have a covenant. Jesus Himself promised for the bread and wine only on the Passover to become the new covenant.
Lk 22:7-9 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.
The books of Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John all show the scene of the Passover. We can see many times in the Bible where Jesus told His disciples to prepare the Passover on the appointed time. This means we must keep the Passover according to the appointed promised date and time which Jesus commanded us to keep.
Lk 22:7-15 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”… So they prepared the Passover. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
Lk 22:19-20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Jesus said He eagerly desired to keep the Passover with His disciples. If God who came to take away the sins from the world has eagerly desired to keep it, this means it relates with our salvation. By keeping the Passover people can be freed from sin and death.
The Restoration of the Passover
Jesus opened the way to the Tree of Life by commanding to us all to keep the Passover so that we can receive eternal life. Although the members of the Early Church celebrated the Passover, the Roman Emperor Constantine abolished the Passover in 325 AD. Of course, this all happened according to the prophecy of the Bible.
Dan. 7:25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.
Since God already knew this would happen, He prophesied to come again to restore the Passover.
Heb. 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
The prophet Isaiah emphasizes how the Passover would be restored in the last days.
Isa. 25:6-8 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.
God said He will prepare a banquet of aged wine that destroys death forever. We have confirmed that it is only the wine of the Passover that destroys death forever. The wine is expressed as “aged wine” since Passover has not been kept ever since it has been changed in the Council of Nicaea, for approximately 1,600 years. If someone comes and restores the Passover according to the prophecy, we can be assured He must be God Almighty who must be opening the way to the Tree of Life.
Isa. 25:9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
The World Mission Society Church of God is the only church that keeps the Passover. This means Christ Ahnsahnghong who restored the Passover is God who has opened the way to the Tree of Life, has granted us the banquet with aged wine that destroys death forever.Category Beliefs>Beliefs>God the Mother Heavenly Mother is the Key to Our Salvation
When we read the Bible carefully, we can understand that we have both our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother in the Kingdom of Heaven and we are Their spiritual children. From creation, we can realize the providence of God in creating mothers. Everything that receives life on earth comes from a mother. In the same way, only through our Heavenly Mother will we receive life for our souls and live forever.
Although many do not believe in our Mother testified in the Bible, all mankind must know and accept the existence of Heavenly Mother to receive eternal life.
Heavenly Mother Revealed through Biblical Characters
The truth of Heavenly Mother is the most important teaching in the Bible. In order to reveal the truth about Mother to us, God introduced characters in the bible.
The Will of God in Creating Eve, Adam’s Wife
God’s intent in creating Adam was to reveal our Heavenly Father and Eve was created to reveal our Heavenly Mother.
Ro 5:14 … Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
The book of Romans was written after Jesus had already ascended. Therefore, the “one to come” mentioned in the above verse indicates Second Coming Jesus, our Heavenly Father. Then what does God want us to understand about Eve, Adam’s wife?
Ge 3:20 Adam[a] named his wife Eve,[b] because she would become the mother of all the living.
Eve was called “the mother of all the living.” Therefore, we can understand Eve represents our Heavenly Mother.
Adam and Eve represent our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother.
The Will of God in Creating Sarah, Abraham’s Wife
God awakens us to the truth of God the Father and God the Mother through the history of Abraham and Sarah.
Ge 17:15-16 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Sarah is called “the mother of all nations.” We can see Sarah in the Bible represents our Heavenly Mother, who is the Mother of us all. Then whom does Abraham represent according to God’s words?
Lk 16:23-26 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
Only God in Heaven can be called Father. Thus, we can understand that Abraham represents our Father. God interlinked Adam with Eve and Abraham with Sarah so we could understand the existence of our Father and Mother.
Our Heavenly Mother
There are many prophecies in the bible that display the truth of God the Mother. We must diligently study the prophecies so we can gain a deeper understanding of Her.
Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
This mother is not referring to our physical mothers, but the Mother of our spirits in Heaven. Here, we can understand the Jerusalem that is above in Heaven represents our Heavenly Mother.
Rev 21:9-10 … “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
This Bride is the Wife of Christ, our Heavenly Father. The Bible reads that the Bride represents Jerusalem coming down from Heaven. Therefore, the Bible is testifying that the wife of our Heavenly Father is represented as the Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven. When we connect the above verses, we can understand that the Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven in our Heavenly Mother.
We can now understand that God planted the truth of our spiritual Mother all throughout the Bible so all mankind would be able to find Her.
God the Mother Existed since Creation
Many people have a difficult time believing in Mother because they have never heard of Mother before and have only grown up learning about God our Father. However, since the first page of the Bible, Mother has always existed. We can see this in the following verse.
Ge 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…“ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God, who created mankind, is expressed here as “us” and “our” and created mankind in the image of God. When we look at mankind, we see two images of God: male and female. If God created males and females then God is not just male, but also female.
People acknowledge the male image of God as Father, then what about the female image of God? She is God the Mother. We must certainly believe in the male and female image of God because it is testified in the Bible.
Come to the Spirit and the Bride
The role of Heavenly Mother is to give life to all mankind in this last age.
Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
We know the water of life is not referring to physical water, but eternal life. Only God can give eternal life, therefore, the Spirit and the Bride must be God. The Spirit represents our Heavenly Father according to the trinity and the Bride represents our Heavenly Mother. In this last age, we have to come to know and accept both Father and Mother to receive salvation.
Throughout the Bible, we can see it is only in Zion where all of God’s children will be saved and enter heaven. We can only find true God in Zion. God has established Zion, the Church of God, for all mankind so they can receive the Spirit and the Bride.
Only the Wise will Accept the Spirit and the Bride
Many people think God the Mother does not exist, but this is contrary to God’s teachings.
Mt 13:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Jesus said those who correctly understand the words of God and put them into practice are considered the wise. Then if we desire to be the wise in God’s eyes, we will accept all of God’s teachings including the prophecies of Mother.
In this last age, God the Mother must exist for our salvation. We must realize the love and sacrifice of our Heavenly Mother who has spared nothing for Her children. It is only in Zion where Father and Mother dwell and where people can receive eternal life.