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The children of promise are testified in the Bible to make us understand how to receive God’s inheritance, the kingdom of Heaven. If we are talking about the children of promise, it is necessary to examine the history of Abraham’s family, to realize who can become God’s heirs and also the existence of God the Mother.

Becoming God’s Heirs

Rom. 8:12-18 “…For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

God’s children are heirs who will inherit the Kingdom of God.

The Mystery of God Hidden in Parables

Mt. 13:10-16 “The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them…But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.”

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.”

Since the creation of the world, God has been revealing His mysteries through parables. We can understand how to become God’s heirs through the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.

How Can We Become Heirs?

Luke 16:19-24 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table… The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried…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…”

Lazarus is carried to Abraham’s side after his death. When we think of being carried to the kingdom of Heaven, we imagine being carried to God’s side, not Abraham’s. In this parable, Abraham represents God in the spiritual world since no one except God can be called “Father.” Jesus related God to Abraham by allowing the rich man to say “Father Abraham” instead of “Father God.” Through this, we can realize that there is something hidden in the history of Abraham’s family. Since Abraham represents God, Abraham’s family must represent God’s family in the kingdom of Heaven.

Abraham’s Family and God the Mother

Gen.15:1-2 “…But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”

In the beginning, Abraham had no children of his own. For this reason, he wanted his servant Eliezer to become his heir. Nevertheless, God did not approve Eliezer as Abraham’s heir and said that a son coming from his own body would be his heir.

Gen. 15:3-4 “And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.  Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”

God’s Deciding Factor

There were three candidates considered to inherit Abraham’s estate. This matter is an important key to help us clearly distinguish God’s children from all mankind.

The first candidate was Eliezer. Nevertheless, he was rejected by God because he was not a son born from Abraham’s own body.

Gen. 16:15 “So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.”

Since Sarah, Abraham’s wife was barren, she gave him Hagar her maidservant to bear Abraham a son. Hagar then bore Ishmael. Abraham thought Ishmael was qualified as his heir because he was born from his own body.

Gen. 17: 15-18 “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… Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”

God said Sarah would bear Abraham a son. Due to her old age, Abraham found it difficult to fathom and asked God to allow Ishmael to be his heir.

Gen 17:19 “Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.”

Even though Ishmael was born from Abraham’s own body, Ishmael could not be the heir.

If we realize why, we can realize why we must believe in God the Mother.

The Son of the Free Woman

Ishmael’s father was Abraham but his mother was Hagar, a slave woman. Since his mother was not a free woman, God did not allow Ishmael to be the heir and God promised that Sarah would bear Abraham a son. This indicates that the decisive factor of who can be Abraham’s heir was not because of Abraham but Sarah (Genesis 17:16-19).

Gen. 17:21-22 “But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year. When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.”

Isaac was born with God’s promise. In ancient Israel, the birthright went to the first-born son since they practiced the law of primogeniture. According to this law, Abraham’s first-born son Ishmael should have received the inheritance.

Abraham’s Heir, God’s Heir

Through this we can understand God’s will. God’s choosing of Isaac as Abraham’s heir allows us to comprehend who can be chosen as the true children of God. During the times of the Old Testament, if both parents were born as slaves, the children could not be free. This was the reason why God rejected him as Abraham’s heir.

Ishmael was the second candidate born from Abraham, a free man. Yet his mother, Hagar was born as a slave. On the other hand, Isaac; the third candidate, was born of both the free man and the free woman, Abraham and Sarah. The decisive factor for God to accept him as the heir was Sarah as his mother. God allowed no one to be Abraham’s heir without going through mother, the free woman.

Like mentioned above, this is not just the history of Abraham’s family, but it contains an important message regarding who can become God’s children of promise.

Eliezer who was born of neither the free woman or the free man represents those who do not believe in God the Father nor God the Mother. Ishmael represents those who know God the Father but do not believe in God the Mother. Isaac who was born of both Abraham and Sarah represents those who believe both in God the Father and God the Mother.

Children of Promise Through Free Woman

Though many claim that they believe in God, if the Bible confirms the existence of God the Father and God the Mother, we should follow God’s words.

The ones who believe in both God the Father and God the Mother are like Isaac; the children of promise.

Gal. 4:28-30 “Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.  At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.”

Gal. 4:31 “Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.”

The Jerusalem Coming Down is God the Mother

Gal. 4:26 “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.”

The Bible clearly testifies about the existence of God the Mother.

Mt. 6:9-10 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Just how the Lord’s prayer testifies “Our Father in Heaven,” the Apostle Paul testifies “Our Mother who is above.”

We can also confirm the existence of God the Mother even since the creation of the world written in the Book of Genesis.

Gen. 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our likeness… ”.

When creating mankind, God did not say “Let me make man…” but said, “Let us make man…”

Gen. 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 created male and female according to His own image. There were two results. If we call the male image of God Father, the female image of God must be our God the Mother. To become God’s heirs as children of promise we must believe in God the Mother, a decisive factor that can allow us to inherit the kingdom of Heaven.

Category Beliefs>Beliefs>God the Mother The Spirit and the Bride Give Salvation to All Mankind

We can receive salvation in this last age through the Spirit and the Bride.  The people of God living in the last days must hear the calling of the Saviors and follow Their words of life.  Only through the Bible can we know the Spirit and the Bride and Their plan of salvation.

The Spirit and the Bride Testified in the Bible

No one can save oneself without the help of the Savior. God the Savior teaches us through the Bible, His precious teaching of life. Through the history of the Bible we can realize that we can be blessed by following His teachings. As it is recorded in Romans 15:4, all things written in the Bible are for our own good. Throughout all ages, God teaches us of how to live spiritually which He has always given in advance for us to learn before we can follow.

The Exodus

In the time of Moses, God commanded Moses to lead the Israelites to the promised land, Canaan. The Egyptians were chasing after them and the Red Sea was in front of them. At that moment it seemed like they were never going to make to Canaan. By believing God’s words, Moses raised his staff and the Red Sea miraculously divided and God’s people were saved. This all happen with Moses’ faith relying on God’s words. The Israelites would have been taken captive once again to Egypt and died if Moses did not follow God’s teachings. With this history we can realize, whenever we obey God’s words we can experience miracles.

Noah’s Ark

Another familiar story we can find is in the time of Noah. God instructed Noah to build an ark to be saved from a flood that will destroy the whole earth. If Noah did not obey God’s teachings, he and his whole family could not have been saved from the flood.

When God’s people followed the commands of God, they were blessed and lived. This does not stay as a history but also applies for this age.

God’s Promise of Salvation in the Last Days

Even in the last days God has promised to save us.

Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

Just as Revelation 22:18, we must not add or take away from God’s words of life for our salvation. God has prophesied and prepared everything which we can end up in a positive result if we follow God’s teachings.

The role of the Spirit and the Bride is to give all who are thirsty the water of life. Since only God can give the water of life, the Spirit and the Bride must be God Almighty. If we have understood this prophecy, we must follow Them.

The Spirit and the Bride are Calling

According to the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is our God our Father. Revelation shows that when the Spirit, the second coming Christ appears, the Bride must also appear. Many Christians believe that only God the Father can give us the water of life, nevertheless, we also need to receive the Bride in order to receive full salvation. When the members of the World Mission Society Church of God say that we believe in both God the Father and God the Mother, they argue that the Bride indicates the saints and not God the Mother.

Can the Bride be the Saints and Not God the Mother?

The Bible testifies that all mankind are sinners that came to this Earth because of our sins (Ro 6:23). We all are the ones who need to RECEIVE salvation instead of giving salvation. We are not responsible to make other sinner live and only God can. Matthew 26:26-28 state that only God can give the water of life; eternal life. These verses surely testify that the Bride must be God Almighty.

The Bride is God the Mother

We are in desperate need of this water of life that the Bride has the power to give since all mankind are destined to die.

Rev 21:9-10 …“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” …and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

The Bride, the wife of the Lamb, is the Jerusalem that is in Heaven. The Apostle Paul also gave testimony to this Heavenly Jerusalem and taught that we have an important relationship with her.

Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

This Jerusalem above is in Heaven and not on this Earth. “Our” here indicates the believers just like Paul. This means the Bride in Revelation must be our Mother. As God’s people have their Father in Heaven, they also have their Mother in Heaven too. This is an undeniable truth which we can confirm from God’s teachings.

The Spirit and the Bride are the Only Way to Live

Salvation is only given when we seek, call and obey God’s teachings. Otherwise, no one can be saved.

Isa. 55:1-2 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

Isa. 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

In this last age, we must seek, call and obey the teachings of God (the Spirit and the Bride). This is the only way we can receive the water of life. If someone interprets God’s teachings with their own opinions they can never receive the water of life.

Category Activities>Activities>Blood Drive WMSCOG Holds Blood Drive in Commemoration of Upcoming Passover

The World Mission Society Church of God accomplished a record of 261 units of Blood in only 5 hours!

The WMSCOG holds a blood drive in commemoration of the upcoming Passover, and they did not disappoint!  The Churches of God in San Diego partnered once again with Lifestream to hold the 665th Worldwide Blood Drive.  This was part of a worldwide blood drive relay held throughout 175 different countries.  The church members came together cheering each other and their community on, joining a much needed cause. Unfortunately, there are constant blood shortages across the nation, understanding this they wanted to help.  One pint of blood can save 3 lives, so the caring Church of God volunteers were greatly motivated to help out.  Motivated to beat last year’s record of 172 units of blood collected, they made a new goal of 250 units.  Amazingly by the end of the drive a total of 261 units were collected!   More than 300 registered donors came to support the blood drive, and many more to enjoy the entertainment provided.

WMSCOG holds blood drive in commemoration of upcoming Passover

Why does the World Mission Society Church hold these blood drives?  It is with good reason!  To emphasize the teaching of Jesus, the way to eternal life is by eating and drinking His flesh and blood.  He taught this can be done through the bread and wine of The Passover, commonly known as the Last Supper.  In order to raise awareness about the Passover, the Church of God hosts the Worldwide blood drive every year.  Giving their own blood to save physical lives, they hope that people can understand the importance of receiving spiritual life through the Passover.  “We really want to follow the example of Christ, helping our neighbors and sharing the love of God through our actions”.  Even more important than our physical life, and the true love of God is receiving eternal life. Please come and study about God the Father and God the Mother who give us life through the Passover.

The Members of the Church of God are a perfect resemblance of the Lifestream slogan “Blead by Example”

“What you’ve done giving of your own self to help other people is a real credit to your church.”  “We’ve noticed a huge difference between some other places we go and here”, stated the Lifestream nurses.  Church members were moved to learn that many of the Lifestream staff were supposed to have the day off.  Upon hearing that this drive would be held at the World Mission Society Church of God they eagerly volunteered. Despite the two hour drive to San Diego and a very long day for them, they were so excited!  They couldn’t stop thanking everyone for being so friendly and helpful, expressing how grateful they were for our efforts!  It was truly a successful event for the staff, church and the community.  Following the example of Christ, the WMSCOG sets an outstanding example in their communities!

Donors truly felt the love of God the Mother through various entertainment and food

Putting their hearts and souls into serving their neighbors in every way, the Church of God prepared all kinds of entertainment.  Some of these were cultural performances such as Mariachi and Japanese drums, as well as a special orchestra and choir for the event.  Their energy was so amazing, even the children were dancing to the music!  While the guests were enjoying the entertainment, other church members were practicing the teachings of Christ serving them with delicious appetizers that all of the church members prepared themselves.  Everyone who attended was so surprised at all of the time and effort that went into each and every aspect of the blood drive, many people commented that they had never seen a blood drive like this.

Category Activities>Activities>Charity Event San Diego Church of God Brings Smiles to the Elderly at Rio Vista Healthcare Center

The members of the Church of God served and showed love to the Senior citizens at Rio Vista Healthcare Center.  On Feb 5, 2017 about 20 members went to the healthcare center to deliver a number of performances.  Among them were choir and orchestral performance, a song of the decades lip-sync, and a unique percussion cup song performance. About 50 residents joyfully joined the day’s activities. The overall message of the visit was ” We love you!”

lively entertainment brings excitement

The Church of God has been invited to participate in many different types of community service in the San Diego area.  However, spending the day with the lovely residents at the Rio Vista Healthcare Center was a special treat for all.  The residents were able to relax and, for the first time in a long time, they had a hearty laugh.  All of this was enjoyed because of the entertainment the Church of God members were able to provide.  They were especially moved when the members wrapped each of them up in homemade scarves made just for them.  While singing, clapping and delighting in the mini concert, each of the residents were full of smiles and genuine happiness.

 Mother’s love spread to all

After the performances ended the members had personal time with the residents to share the love of God the Mother.  Some played games, like checkers and jacks, while others painted the nails of the elderly female residents.  One thing that was apparent was that simply taking the time to talk to the residents was much appreciated. The residents shared many entertaining stories of their past life adventures.  Many spoke of the time they spent serving our country in the military.  One resident reminisced about her days as a seamstress, making beautiful wedding dresses and other lovely garments.  The stories they shared were beautiful and inspiring in many ways.

The World Mission Society Church of God members felt honored to have had the opportunity to reach out to the community in this way.  They were grateful to give back to those who have spent a lifetime contributing to this great community.  The Church of God takes their call to serve the community very seriously and personally.  One of the participating members, Precious Lindsey, said, “It was was so nice to be around the elderly residents at this event.  Through this I felt the comfort and love of my own grandmother who I’m unable to see often as she lives across the country.”

“It was so good to see the residents smile, they hardly smile as much as they did today”

A caregiver at the Rio Vista Healthcare Center said, “Not a lot of volunteers come in here and show so much love for what they do.  It was so good to see the residents smile, they hardly smile as much as they did today.”

It was important for the members to let the elderly residents know that they have not been forgotten about by society, although sometimes it may feel that way. The Church of God members were determined to let the residents know and feel the love of God the Mother.  Every member of the Church of God agreed that seeing the joy they brought to the residents at the Rio Vista Healthcare Center made every moment worth while.  After the event the administer of the Healthcare Center set up a meeting with the Church of God in San Diego to present them with a letter of appreciation for their heartfelt visit to the facility.  They look forward to unite with the church again the future.

 

Category Beliefs>Beliefs>God the Mother God the Mother, is She really in the bible?

Is God the Mother really in the bible?

This is the question that is being asked all over the world as people are hearing the good news about the Mother of our spirit.  You may have also wondered about this.  Well, the answer is YES!   According to the perfect words of God in the bible, there’s the amazing evidence that God’s children not only have God the Father, but also God the Mother.

When you study the bible you can find the beautiful story of the Heavenly Mother’s love for her children.  In order for us to clearly understand the invisible, heavenly things, God teaches us to look at the things He created on this earth.  We can learn that what we see on earth, can actually teach us about what’s in heaven!

Creation itself testifies about God the Mother

Romans 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – has been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

The bible teaches that God’s invisible qualities can be clearly seen, when we take a look at creation. One thing that is invisible about God is His image, what was created in the image of God?  Humans!

Genesis 1:26 “Then God said let Us make mankind in Our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Here God spoke in plural saying “let us make mankind in our image”.  Why would God say let “us” instead of let “me”?  When we see what was created in the image of God it all makes sense.

Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

The Male and the Female Image of God

What was created in the image of the creator, God?  Not only male, but also females were created in the image of God.  This is why God said “let us”. Everyone knows that the male image of God in Heaven has the title of Father, even Jesus taught this to us.

Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray:  “our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

We call the male image of God, God the Father, so what about the female image of God?  We should most definitely call her God the Mother.  Does the bible ever say that God’s children, the saints, have their Mother?  Absolutely!

Galatians 4:26 “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother.”

As Jesus taught that we have “our Father” in heaven, Apostle Paul taught that we have “our Mother” in heaven.  As there is the complete family system on earth, there is the complete family system in heaven.

The Bible makes it clear to us that there does exist the beautiful heavenly family!  If we have God the Mother and God the Father what does that make us?  Children.

We call God Father and Mother because we are Gods Children

2 Corinthians 6:18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord almighty”

So far we’ve seen many verses showing us the existence of the complete Heavenly family, Father, Mother and children. We, at the Church of God, are proud to share with everyone the amazing fact about our Heavenly Mother in the bible. As of now, many people have only heard of God the Father, but being filled with amazement, many souls are coming to acknowledge the Spirit, our Heavenly Father, AND the Bride, our Heavenly Mother.

Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the Bide say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’Whoever is thirsty, let them come, and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.”

The source of the water of life, God the Father and God the Mother only in the Church of God!

On this Earth, the ones giving life to the children are the mother and father. We can see the beautiful reality in the kingdom of heaven. The book of Revelation teaches that our spiritual parents will appear in the last days to give life to our souls!  We invite anyone who wants to understand more about our heavenly Mother to come to the Church of God.  Please join us in studying the many prophecies pertaining to Her. Everyone that thirsts for the water of life given only by the Spirit and the Bride, may truly receive it!

Category Activities>Activities>Cleanup Campaign Church of God in Santee Helps to Clean Forester Creek in Santee benefiting San Diegans Everywhere

Members of the Church of God in Santee work together with the San Diego Riverpark Foundation to clean Forester Creek

The Church of God in Santee united with other Church of God members from all over San Diego County.  Why?  To participate in the “Good Samaritan Movement” taking place all over the world.  Volunteers worked hard to improve the environmental conditions in their communities.  Their goal is to share God the Mother’s love with all mankind.  With the heart of Mother, over 350 local church members joined the movement here in Santee and did just that!

Though Forester Creek is located in the City of Santee, the water flows into the San Diego River.  The environmental conditions of Forrester Creek can have a vast impact on the river.  After heavy rains, there is an urgent need to clean out all of the trash that washes into the creek.  Unless it is cleaned out regularly, sadly, it will destroy the natural habitat, contaminating the San Diego River.  Church volunteers worked together and removed more than 3,500 pounds of trash and debris.  Among the debris were 6 shopping carts that had become wedged into the bottom of the river bed.  The members of the Church of God provided more than 1,000 hours of community service through their efforts.  They did all of this with a heart full of joy and smiles on their faces.

The City of Santee was Appreciative of the Hard Working Church Members

The clean up was especially appreciated by city workers.  One City of Santee employee expressed his amazement at the efficiency of the volunteers.  He was impressed how well they worked together to clean the area.  The city workers were extremely happy to have such a caring group help clean the river bed.  Knowing that it is not an easy job, they acknowledged that it would have taken months for them to accomplish what the volunteers from the Church of God completed in less than one day.

Those who lived in the neighborhood were also touched by the hard work and smiling faces of the church members.  The volunteers shouted “We Love You!” to a local resident walking down Prospect Ave.  He was so happy and thankful of the work they were doing that he shouted back, “I love you more!”.  Even two local San Diego news stations wanted to broadcast the great deeds of the cleanup volunteers!

Church of God in Santee receives City Proclamation for their Community Service efforts

As a result of their efforts, on August 27, 2014 the city of Santee presented the Church of God members with a city proclamation.  The proclamation was presented for the great efforts the volunteers made in order to clean up the river bed.

Mayor Randy Voepel included in the proclamation,  “Volunteers came together in unity and participated in this event to show love to their neighbors and let them know that they truly care about their community and the people who live in it.”.

The World Mission Society Church of God in Santee is doing this to set a good example in the community.  Following the example that  Christ left, they are doing their part in being good Samaritans.  They are taking the lead in cleaning up the neighborhood and making their local community a better place to live.  Putting the teachings of Christ into practice, the church members continuously share the love of God the Father and God the Mother with the world.