People wonder why the World Mission Society Church of God uses the name “Ahnsahnghong” since they are only familiar with the name “Jesus.” Nevertheless, the Bible teaches that God’s name changes according to age. If a person knows and follows God’s name according to the age he or she is living in, the person can enter salvation.
We Need to Have Correct Knowledge of God
Hos. 4:6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge,I also reject you as my priests;because you have ignored the law of your God,I also will ignore your children.”
The book of Hosea testifies that people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Though millions of people claim that they know God, they do not know God’s name for this age. This happened also approximately 2,000 years ago. Jesus was Jehovah yet the Jews rejected Him since they viewed Him as a mere man claiming to be God. This shows they did not have the correct knowledge of God, of how God achieves His work of redemption. God divided His work of redemption into three different ages and has given a name for each age. Though God is one as the Father but He has three different names, which He reveals according to the appropriate age. In fact, God Himself said to baptize people in His three names.
Mt. 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Christ taught us that we must receive baptism with three names. The Father’s name, Son’s name, and the Holy Spirit’s name. “Jehovah” was the name in the age of the Father. He then carried out His work as a Son and used a different name “Jesus.” All Christians know that we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then, of course, there must also be the name God uses when he carries out His work in the age of the Holy Spirit.
There is a Time Limit for God’s Name
The Bible teaches there is a time for everything under God’s providence.
Eccles. 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
The three names define that God established a time limit for salvation for each age. He carries out His work of saving us under the name of the Father, under the name of the Son, and under the name of the Holy Spirit, in accordance with each age. Before Jesus came as the Savior, all the forefathers of faith called upon the name Jehovah. But after Jesus came, he commanded the disciples to pray in His name. If we do not understand how God divided the ages, we might think that the Bible contradicts itself. If we understand God’s plan regarding time limitation, we will understand the contents of the Bible more easily.
Ps. 116:4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:“Lord, save me!”
In the age of the Father, people prayed in the name of Jehovah and after Jesus taught His disciples to pray in His name, that is when the believers started to pray in His name.
John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
This shows there is a time limit for God’s name, which He gives according to the age.
God’s New Name in the Age of the Holy Spirit
The Jews who did not receive Jesus as the Savior for the age of the Son viewed the ones following and praying in the name Jesus in a strange way. Since the religious teachers had only taught the name Jehovah for so long, the Jews mocked and ridiculed Jesus and His followers, even calling them a sect. When the members of the World Mission Society Church of God testify that we must pray in Jesus’ New Name, Ahnsahnghong; the Holy Spirit’s name, others may view this strangely. This is due to the fact that religious leaders of this age have only taught people the name Jesus until now.
If the Savior’s name, Jesus, is used in the age of the Son, God’s new name must appear in the age of the Holy Spirit.
Rev 3:12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.
The new name will be coming after Jesus; represented as the living stone,
Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
1 Pe 2:4-5 As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him–
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
and if we wish to enter salvation, we must know and understand the new name of this age.
God’s People Know God’s Name for Each Age
God’s people certainly must know God’s name for each age. Those who claim to believe in God but do not know His name can neither have the truth nor salvation.
Again, in the age of the Father, God told His people that the name Jehovah is the Savior’s one and only name.
Isa. 43:11 I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.
Before Jesus came down, God’s people knew “Jehovah” as the savior’s name and after the age changed, God’s people recognized “Jesus” as the savior’s name.
Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is“‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
In reading these two verses, some may think there is a contradiction. Nevertheless, when we understand the concept of time limitation in God’s plan, it is clear that God gives His name according to the age.
God’s name in the age we are living in now is neither Jehovah nor Jesus, but the new name of Jesus. The Bible says Christ will come a second time according to prophecies and use a new name. This is the reason why the members of the World Mission Society Church of God pray and give praise in the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong. He is the one who fulfilled the prophecies about the second coming of Christ. By studying all the prophecies we can realize the new name and enter salvation.Category Beliefs>Beliefs>Christ Ahnsahnghong Second Coming Christ and Hidden Manna
When the Second Coming Christ comes to save His people in the last age, we can confirm with the prophecies recorded in the Bible that He will bring the New Covenant Passover; the reality of hidden Manna.
Christ Gives Eternal Life
John 5:39-40 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
The Bible testifies about the second coming Christ. With the Bible we can realize who He is and can receive eternal life. Without the Bible, we can neither meet God nor enter salvation.
John 6:29-31 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’“
People wanted to find out if Jesus was God and they asked Jesus for a sign as a proof. The sign they asked Jesus for was to rain down manna from Heaven just like their ancestors in the times of Jehovah. Why did the people ask Jesus specifically to rain down the manna?
The Origin of Manna
Ex 16:1-7, 31 The whole Israelite community…grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you…….The people of Israel called the bread manna…..
As the Bible quotes, the Israelites ran out of food one month after they left Egypt. The people worried and began to grumble against Moses and Aaron. In order to help them, God rained down bread from Heaven which was called “Manna.”
The Reality of Manna
This manna in the desert simply refers to physical food. Jesus said those who ate the manna in the desert ended up dying, nevertheless, He mentioned that there is bread that gives eternal life.
John 6:49-58 “Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”……..Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day…the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
Jesus indicates that His flesh is the reality of manna and that if we eat His flesh and drink His blood we can receive eternal life.
The Manna is the Passover
Mt 26:17-18, 26-28 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?”…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.”
The Passover is the way to eat Jesus’ flesh; the reality of manna. The Passover bread represents Jesus’ flesh and the wine His blood. According to John 6:53, we can receive eternal life if we keep the Passover.
During the 4th century, the Passover of the new covenant was abolished in the Council of Nicaea. Since then, the Passover could not be found anywhere on this Earth. The Bible prophesied that Christ would come a second time for salvation.
Heb 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Salvation is given through the Jesus’ flesh and blood; the Passover of the new covenant, the reality of manna. Revelation describes this manna as a “hidden manna” because the Passover was abolished and hasn’t been kept for approximately 1,600 years.
Second Coming Christ Gives the Hidden Manna
Rev 2:17 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”
Revelation records a prophecy about the second coming Jesus (God of the Holy Spirit) giving out this hidden manna. God already prophesied that His set times and laws would be changed (Gal 1:6 & Dan 7:25). If God’s set times and laws remain changed, no one can reach salvation, which is the reason why God needed to come to restore the Passover. It is only Christ Ahnsahnghong who restored the Passover of the new covenant. We can confirm that He must be the second coming Christ with the hidden manna.
Category Beliefs>Beliefs>Christian Essentials The Tree of Life and the Truth of Eternal Life
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>Christ Ahnsahnghong Ahnsahnghong, the new name of Christ!
Christians throughout the world call upon the name of Jesus as their Savior, but the World Mission Society Church of God calls upon the name of Ahnsanghong. Why is it that a Christian church would use a name other than Jesus as the name of the Savior? It’s because the bible teaches that Jesus would come back with a new name in order to give us salvation. That name is Ahnsahnghong.
Jesus’ Second Coming
Is it biblical to believe that the name Ahnsahnghong will give us salvation? According to the bible, Christ who came 2,000 years ago is prophesied to come a second time.
“so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28
God has given us the gracious promise that he will come back for the sake of God’s people. When He returns, He will bring us salvation. To receive Christ and salvation at His second coming, it’s important for us to understand God’s plan of salvation.
It’s all about God’s timing!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
We have absolutely no control over time or season, only God can control these things; that’s why it’s called God’s providence. What we can see, though, is that there is a specific time for everything and for all activities. If there’s an activity, there’s a desired outcome. For example, people go to college to get a degree so that they may have a career. Our life of faith, too, has a goal we are trying to achieve. We all want salvation! (1 Peter 1:8) Otherwise, what’s the point in going to church, studying the bible, and believing in God?
Since God is the only one that can give us salvation, then we must look into the providence of God and see the way He established it. Under God’s providence, the plan of salvation was divided into 3 different ages. God gave a different name of the Savior in each respective age. Teaching us about time limitation.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Baptism in Three Names
Baptism is the first step to become a child of God. This is a common understanding among churches. However, Jesus revealed to us something very special in his plan of salvation. He said we must be baptized in the NAME of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
“Father” and “Son” are titles and not names, that means they must have a name. The name of the Father is Jehovah. What about the name of the Son? Jesus. Easy! However, what about the Holy Spirit? Since Jesus said we must be baptized in 3 names, then we can’t dismiss that the Holy Spirit must have a name. Otherwise we would have to believe that Jesus would give us an impossible task, leaving us no way to be baptized in three names. For instance, baptism is conducted with water, if water didn’t exist then we couldn’t be baptized with it. God wants us to be saved, so He wouldn’t give us a commandment that we cannot follow through with.
Ahnsahnghong, the Name of the Holy Spirit
If we’ve never heard that the Holy Spirit has a name, then this would sound like a new teaching. However, though the name will be new, this teaching is not. Jesus revealed that He will come back with a new name and the title of the Holy Spirit through the revelation that He gave the apostle John.
Revelation 3:11-13 “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Jesus said He would come again. When He comes, what will He have? A new name! At Jesus’ second coming He will not have the same name, nor will He come with the name Jehovah. Ahnsahnghong is Jesus who has come a second time with a new name. He has come with the mission of the Holy Spirit to remind and teach us of everything.
Why Christ Must Come as the Holy Spirit
John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
Christ gave us all of the teachings Christians should follow in order to have the gracious promise of the Kingdom of Heaven. However, after His ascension and the death of the apostles, according to the parable of the weeds, the truth of life was lost. Once the early church came to Rome, it was corrupted and many pagan teachings were brought into Christianity. This is why Jesus told us that the Holy Spirit would come and remind us of everything that He already taught us. We don’t have to be reminded of something unless it had been forgotten.
God’s people have been wandering around in darkness, not knowing the way of salvation. Christ Ahnsahnghong has come with the mission of the Holy Spirit in this last age and has restored all of the teachings that were established at his first coming. He revealed to us the biblical Sabbath, Passover the feast of life, and the most beautiful truth of them all, the existence of our Heavenly Mother.
We thank Father Ahnsahnghong for coming in these last days and opening the way of salvation once again; allowing us the opportunity to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.