Tuesday, 29 July 2014

World Mission Society Church of God[Christ Ahnsahnghong]

On 21st  August, Wednesday, around 80 Members of the World Mission Society Church of God gathered to clean up Rochdale  (Around South Street) with councillors.

Mayor of Rochdale, Peter Rush supported the event with Councillor Sultan Ali as the team collected over a hundred bags of disgarded litter and unwanted household items that had been flytipped.

Jason Festus was involved in the project and said, 'There was a lot of rubbish and litter and even some of the residents came out and joined us to pick up litter together.' He was very pleased with community spirit this envoked and went on to say,'Through this clean up campaign, we wish to inform people of the seriousness of environmental issues...'

Members of the Church have cleaned up through the whole of Greater Manchester such as Trafford, Salford, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Stockport, Wigan and Prestwich and they plan to go everywhere their hands are needed.

The campaign is to be carried out in around 2,200 places in 150 countries where the branches of the World Mission Society Church of God have been established; including the United Kingdom, United States, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

As they carry it out in cooperation with government offices located in each region such as city councils and public community centres, it is expected to greatly arouse people’s attention on the importance of giving blood in order to help save the lives of many people and to raise their attention on environmental pollution.

We say well done to Jason and the team who tackled this huge project, with great support of their church and the neighbouring community - watch this space for other projects coming up!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Do we have to worship a wall of a city?[World Mission Society Church of God]

and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth. (Isaiah 62:7)

At a glance, some might think the above verse is about a prophecy that God will build the city of Jerusalem. But it’s just a fragmented understanding. If we look at the mate of this verse in the Scriptures, we can understand the meaning behind it.

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

A long ago time, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that God would establish Heavenly Mother just as Adam had named his wife ‘Eve’:

Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. (Genesis 3:20)

We need to know that Jerusalem recorded in the book of Isaiah does not merely refer to a city located in Palestine near the Mediterranean, but also contains a prophecy about Heavenly Mother. Those who consider Jerusalem as a mere building are to fall into a big error.

Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations? their kings led in triumphal procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. (Isaiah 60:11-12)

Isaiah 60 is about the future glory of Jerusalem. The word “you” above refers to the city of Jerusalem. If you think Jerusalem is just a wall of a city, which exists in Israel, it’s concluded that you should worship a building to get salvation because it’s written, “For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish.”

Isn’t it strange? How can God, who forbade idolatry (Exodus 20:4), command us to worship a wall of a city? Such an error occurs because people consider Jerusalem as a mere city. They will result in destruction according to the warning of God regarding those who distort the Bible to their own destruction (2 Peter 3:16.)

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. (Revelation 21:9-10)

Jerusalem in the Bible stands for Heavenly Mother, who gives us the water of life in this age as the wife of the Lamb.

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. (Revelation 22:17)