Understand Jesus Heart in These Last Days
In this week's sermon Pastor Hyung Jin explains how goddess worship always leads to sexual abuse of women. This ultimately leads to the entrapment of women in sexual abuse. God and Christ, on the other hand, promote sexaul abstinence before marriage and faithful marriage as the true way of women's liberation: https://vimeo.com/186181250
“Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah’s followers, who banded together against the Lord, but he died for his own sin and left no sons. 4Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s relatives.”
5So Moses brought their case before the Lord, 6and the Lord said to him, 7“What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s relatives and give their father’s inheritance to them.
8“Say to the Israelites, ‘If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance to his daughter. 9If he has no daughter, give his inheritance to his brothers. 10If he has no brothers, give his inheritance to his father’s brothers. 11If his father had no brothers, give his inheritance to the nearest relative in his clan, that he may possess it. This is to have the force of law for the Israelites, as the Lord commanded Moses.’ ”
12“A word was secretly brought to me,
my ears caught a whisper of it.
13Amid disquieting dreams in the night,
when deep sleep falls on people,
14fear and trembling seized me
and made all my bones shake.
15A spirit glided past my face,
and the hair on my body stood on end.
but I could not tell what it was.
A form stood before my eyes,
and I heard a hushed voice:
17‘Can a mortal be more righteous than God?
Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
18If God places no trust in his servants,
if he charges his angels with error,
19how much more those who live in houses of clay,
whose foundations are in the dust,
who are crushed more readily than a moth!
20Between dawn and dusk they are broken to pieces;
unnoticed, they perish forever.
21Are not the cords of their tent pulled up,
so that they die without wisdom?’
Richard: As fallen men, we are all in need of salvation. Through Jesus and Jesus at His Second Coming we receive salvation.
Why Does the Lord Have to Come Back?
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
May 26, 1957
38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you." 39 He answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here. 43 "When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation." 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." 48 He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch." 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." 37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." 39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. 41 Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
Today we have arrived at the time when, on behalf of this era, we must look toward the gaunt hyung sang of Jesus Christ who appeared with Your permission before Your will to save all people. Father of compassion, Father of love, Father of mercy, Father of capability! Although the 4,000 years spent to prepare for the sending of Jesus was a long time, the 2,000-year history since the death of Jesus is also a long time. Please allow us to realize that we face embarrassment today and have no way to save our face before You.
Please allow us to understand the heart of Father who is gazing upon human beings today with hope after spending 6,000 long years for the sake of calling upon insignificant people, clinging to, working through and finding insignificant people. Father, we wish most earnestly that You will allow us to become sons who can show concern for the mournful heart of the Father on behalf of Jesus' gaunt appearance.
We know that, although there are many people who believe and are chosen, the sons and daughters whom You can personally love are extremely few. Father of compassion, please allow Your sons and daughters who have gathered here now to discover within themselves the heart that is concerned about the Father. We hope that You will allow them to become loyal sons and daughters who can expose their own shamefulness and abandon everything to follow the will that You desire.
Please manifest the granted divine favor centering on the sons and daughters gathered here. We who bear the mission to forecast the last days know that the time has come when we must take on the universal mission that You plan to entrust to us in the last days. Father, we entreat from the depth of our hearts that You will lead us not to prolong the great undertaking of the universal principles. Lead us not to carry out actions that will cause grief among people because of us.
Father, we earnestly pray that in this hour only the Holy Trinity will govern us and everything in ourselves. Let only the workings of the Father's original nature, which represents all characters, to manifest through each one's heart.
Now we have come forward with the words that You want to spread, so please let there be no gap between the heart of the conveyer and the heart of the receiver. Please lead us not to use human knowledge as the criterion to make judgments. We sincerely hope that You will allow this to be an hour when, having entrusted everything in the Father, we can be in harmony with Your commanding words and be offered as the one sacrifice before the Father. Please accept us and rule over us. We prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Jesus Who Was Distrusted by the Israelites
The title of the sermon I want to reflect upon with you is "Why Does the Lord Have to Come Back?" I will speak on this topic.
Jesus faces the dispensational fate to come back, because when he came to this earth he died hanging on the cross and after the resurrection he ascended to Heaven. Among the Israelite people who have been abiding by God's dispensational will for a long time, Judaism had the mission to fulfill the will of God and lay the foundation of victory. This was the desire of God who chose them and was also their own hope.
Wishing for this one time when this will might be realized, God sent His only begotten son whom He could trust to execute the entire task of materializing the ideals of creation. Therefore, God had to realize the historical blessing through Israel by bringing Jesus before the human beings as their master, and bring a conclusion to the will of God's dispensation of salvation.
However, why did Jesus pass away without being able to accomplish the dispensational will on this earth and build the ideal garden where he could sing the song of God's glory? This must be the content that provokes sorrow in us today.