Shincheonji Church of Jesus - 1034 - The True Life of Faith and its Maintenance
The True Life of Faith and its Maintenance
A life of faith is faith toward God and His promise. Good and righteous deeds are only the basics for human beings, and they alone will not result in a faith that is acknowledged. God has been fighting against sin for about 6,000 years since Adam sinned. He has been working to save humanity from sin but the sinful people would not listen to the words of God — they disobeyed.
Since the end of the physical Israelites who sinned, God had been prophesying of a new thing through the Old Testament prophets, and He fulfilled them through Jesus. He also promised and prophesied future events in the new covenant (the New Testament) through Jesus. He promised the New Testament, especially Revelation, in parables as prophesied (refer to Ps 78:1-3, Mt 13:34-35). As Revelation 5 states, no one in heaven or on earth understood the words of the prophecies of Revelation — the New Testament. Those who claimed to understand were liars.
The prophecies of Revelation in the New Testament are as follows – the sealed scroll is received by Jesus from God; Jesus breaks all seven seals; Jesus fulfills what is written inside; then the realities of the prophecies appear. At this time, Jesus chooses one person to send a letter of repentance to the seven stars (messengers). He breaks all the seals, gives the open book to his chosen one to eat, then commands him to judge and testify according to the words of the book as in Revelation 10. He shows him the fulfillment according to the revealed word (Rv 22:8). Then, he sends him (who saw the fulfillment) to the churches as a messenger who speaks on his behalf to testify to the open book and what he saw (Rv 22:16). The one who testifies to what he saw is the promised pastor at the time of the fulfillment of the New Testament’s Revelation. There is no one else who can see and testify to this besides him. Those who claim they can are liars. No one who lies can testify to the realities of Revelation that have been fulfilled.
Understanding the fulfillment of Revelation — the New Testament — is understanding the highest level of truth of God’s work of 6,000 years. It is irreversible for anyone who receives the highest truth and falls away, refusing to keep it (Rv 1:3). It is so because there is no greater truth beyond this one.
During Jesus’ first coming, there were those who followed him for money, bread, and power (Jn 6). However, Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6:68).
Those who fall after receiving the highest truth of humanity today fall because their purpose from the start was never for their faith. There were many fake believers and swindlers that entered but were thrown out; however, there are still those who are not living the true life of faith among us. Nothing can renew them. They must be filtered out during introductory-level Bible studies and mission centers. They must be filtered out from church as well. We cannot meet God with the unbelievers, the swindlers, and the fake believers.
Each department leader and group leader must seek out these types of believers. The purpose of the New Testament’s Revelation is to establish the promised new kingdom and people created with God’s seed and Jesus’ blood. This new kingdom and people are the congregation members of Shinchoenji Church, the twelve tribes. They have washed their robes in the water of life (Rv 22:14) and are blameless. They will meet with the Lord and live eternally with God, Jesus, the martyrs, and the angels in Paradise. Amen.