July 1 2018 Hear Only Jesus’ Words (Matthew 17:1-13)
so loved the world and gave eternal life
by sending Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16).
This is God’s command to follow and believe only Him (Jn 14:15).
The glory shown on Mount Tabor
was God’s direct revelation.
The first covenant was given through the Law and the Prophets
and the New Covenant is given through Jesus Christ,
who is the Word who became Immanuel.
The first covenant was about blood (Heb 9:22)
and the New Covenant was the Gospel testifying to the Holy Spirit’s coming
by Christ’s resurrection (Jn 7:37-39).
Those under the New Covenant must depart from the Law and the Prophets
and remain only in Jesus Christ.
The conscience and thoughts which know good and evil are death
but the thoughts of the Holy Spirit are life and peace (Rom 8:6).
Do not listen to the voice of your conscience
but listen to Jesus’ words.
The Holy Spirit testifies only to the Lord’s words (Jn 16:13-14).
◌ The testimony of the Holy Spirit is the truth.
The Holy Spirit
only speaks about Jesus’ glory.
do you oppose the word of God the Father?
Believe and follow Jesus’ words.
◌ The Holy Spirit does not speak of His own accord
but only speaks about Jesus Christ.
He speaks only about the glorious resurrection and life.
※ Because God regards faith as righteousness –
Jesus, His blood and His word are righteousness.
Let’s hear and follow the voice of the Lord by the Holy Spirit.
God is the One and Only who dwells in the highest place. He is the creator, and He is the judge. We, as human beings, were like beasts, and we deserved to be abandoned. We deserved to be thrown into the lake of fire and to receive eternal curses. But God sent his only begotten Son into the world, and gave the blessings to betroth himself to mankind.
“I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.” (Hosea 2:19-20) God not only said this, but he also said: “In that day I will respond,” declares the Lord— “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel; I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’” (Hosea 2:21-23) Our faith is the betrothal between us and the Almighty God. Therefore, just as the woman of a married household and the destination of the married household can be considered as one and the same, we are also eternally united with God. From this time on, God has given us the promised word that he would fulfill everything.
From the year 1960, I had prayed to God in the promise that I would train 10,000 workers with a burning spiritual mission in their hearts, and I have been praying this prayer for 10 years. I have also not stopped praying for a building that would house these 10,000 workers. Finally, it has been fulfilled. This is because I had received the fullness of inspiration through faith, perseverance and humility.
From the time that I was called as man with a clear spiritual mission, I have not travelled one step to the right or to the left. I have only been walking on this lonely and singular path. I have taught thoroughly the souls that the Lord has given me, and they have become those with a burning sense of mission like that of the apostles. I have made them ready to participate in the first resurrection, and I have worked until death and with truthfulness so that that they would be able to receive the crown of righteousness.
But, to our shock and sorrow, a great trial has come upon the church. Those members of the church that belonged to the flesh have left the church. And even though the church had made plans that were sure and ready to pay off the debts completely by the year 2026, suddenly half of the church offerings have been reduced, and we have fallen into great trouble. Day by day, as if we are walking on water, we are persevering with fear and tension. The days that I will remain on the earth are not long. Therefore, I ask for more of the fullness of inspiration from God, and I wish to fully feed my beloved Lord’s Church, and then finally leave this world, having overcome all trials.
My Sungrak people, whom I truly love, what can I do more for you, and how longer can I do it for you? Please save the church, which is the body of the Lord. The Lord has now been abused by thieves and criminals. Please give me strength. Even now, tighten the belts around your waist and give your offerings generously to the church. This is a work directly related to the state of your souls. Has not the Lord said that he would pay it back most certainly, when he said, “I will pay it back when I come back”? He will most certainly pay it back. I appeal to you will all my might and with tears: please save the church.
Let us not associate with those who have left the church. They are not Sungrak people. They are those who want to accuse pastor Ki Dong Kim as a wealth hoarder, want to cast him out, and want to accuse him of having harmed the church. But they are those that are going to be destroyed by the word that is preached on this pulpit. It will happen with great power. They are not spiritual leaders at all. They are merely those who have given true pain to the church. Let us therefore, truly unite for the sake of the church. Thank you very much.