Friday, March 14, 2008

Colossians 2:17- "These are the shadow of the things to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ."

Hebrews 2:14- "Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of the death--that is, the devil".

John 8:44- "You belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he
speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

We can see that Satan is a liar an intentional murderer.

Revelations 12:7- "And there was a war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him."

God must destroy Satan in order to save us but how was Satan's sin revealed?

Mark 14: 55- "The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree."

Satan used these people to falsely accuse innocent blood. Satan is the intentional murderer, where can the unintentional murderers flee for safety?

Hebrews 12:22- "But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven."

Revelations 18:2- "With a mighty voice he shouted: 'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.'"

Revelations 18:24- "In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth."

Babylon is controlled by Satan and now God wants to payback Satan the false accuser. In order to destroy Satan, we need the law to expose his sin.

Romans 3:29- "Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

Romans 5:19- "For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous."

Isaiah 2:3- "Many people’s will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk his paths.' The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."

Our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother came to this earth to restore the truth and all of the law by which Satan may be destroyed and we may be saved! I give eternal thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother for their endless love and mercy on us sinners. Without this law, without Zion, and without Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother, Satan would continue to lead us all astray. Thank you Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.

Recently I was thinking about God’s laws in the Bible. There is so much dispute about God’s laws. Some people strictly try to follow the Old Testament Law, others loosely adhere to the New Testament, others say that the Law was abolished and we don’t need to follow them anymore. Actually, very recently our Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother revealed the purpose of the Law and the importance of keeping it. Thanks to our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong, we can see clearly how important God’s Laws are according to the Bible.

Romans 5:12- "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned for before the law was given, sin was in the world."

But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. In the same way Adam sinned, all men have sinned. Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, so we know we committed the same sin. Sin is not taken into account when there is no law. The law reveals our sins.

Romans 7:7- "What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law."

The law allows us to fully understand our sins. Why did God make the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?
Genesis 2:16- "And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.""

Through this law, what was exposed?

Genesis 3:1- "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'?"

This is when the serpent tempted Eve and caused her to eat from the forbidden tree. When God asked Adam what he had done, he blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. Then who is the one that originated sin? The serpent was exposed through this but let's see the reason for God giving the law.

Hebrews 10:1- "The law is only a shadow of the good things that are
coming--not the realities themselves."

If there is a shadow, there should be a reality. Let's first understand the shadow.

Deuteronomy 19:1- "When the Lord your God has destroyed the nations whose land he is giving you, and when you have driven them out and settled in their towns and houses, then set aside for yourselves three cities centrally located in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess. Build roads to them and divide into three parts the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that anyone who kills a man may flee there. This is the rule concerning the man who kills another and flees there to save his life--one who kills his neighbor unintentionally, without malice or aforethought....19:11- But if a man hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him, assaults and kills him, and then flees to one of these cities, the elders of his town shall send for him, brings him back from the city, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die."

This verse is concerning two types of people, unintentional murderers and intentional murderers. This law is a shadow, let's look for the reality.

John 1:17- "For the law came through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."

In Christ we can find the reality. Then in my next post we can see the reality of the law through Christ. I give thanks to our Heavenly Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for this understanding of Their love.