The Resurrection of Jesus

7. The Second Olive Tree is inviting you to ‘under his shadow’

The Sign of Jonas the prophet

There are many kinds of description about the resurrection. Then, especially to the Christians, it implies very invaluable meaning. Indeed, it cannot be emphasized too much that the first reason of the Christian believing comes from the Resurrection of Jesus. Among many things done by Jesus when in earth, the resurrection is definitely the most important. Referring to Jonah’s miracle, Jesus emphasized the importance of the resurrection. “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet” (Luke 11:29, Jonah 1:17):

Luke 11:29. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Jonah 1:17. Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Actually, even though most people get used to death through the funeral of the dead, there must be none who directly witnesses the resurrection in their own eyes. Just, they seem to read or hear about the Resurrection of Jesus in the Bible.

Now,  it is the very end time for the man, because, in earth, there appears the Second Olive Tree standing before God and Jesus. So, from him, both Christians and all other people are able to learn further about the resurrection in the Bible.

The flesh and blood unable to inherit the kingdom of God

Still, many people seem to understand the resurrection as being to reborn with the same body when in deathbed. Indeed, it is not correct. In the resurrection, his body is supposed to turn into the angel-like one (Matthew 22:30):

30. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Paul the Apostle said about the resurrection like this: “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:49~50):

49. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

It is from the very trait of the resurrection that Mary could not recognize the resurrected Jesus. The resurrection is to reborn in not the body to be rotten, but the holy body not to be rotten (John 20:11~18):

11. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12. And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.
14. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
18. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Also, two disciples couldn’t recognize the resurrected Jesus appeared in the way to a village called Emmaus ( Luke 24:13~16):

13. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

The First Resurrection and the Second Resurrection

There are two kinds of resurrection, the First and the Second. Of course, there must be the death before the resurrection. So, it is easily understood that after the first death, the first resurrection comes and after the second death, the second resurrection.

Before the Resurrection of Jesus, after death, the hell always follows it (Revelation 6:8):

8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

So, all human beings dead before the Resurrection of Jesus could not help being taken into the hell by two devils. Sensing this, David the King eagerly wished. “Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Acts 2:25~27):

25. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

The hell is just the world under the reigning of Satan. Paul the Apostle said that Satan is the prince of the power of the air. And, also, Jesus told to his disciples. “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” Just this heaven or the air means the hell, the spiritual world under the reigning of Satan (Ephesians 2:2, Luke 10:18):

Ephesians 2:2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Luke 10:18. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Thus, there are three heavens. This universe with the earth is the first one, the hell is the second, and finally, the third heaven that Paul the Apostle confessed his being caught up to. It is the world where God and Jesus are staying (2 Corinthians 12:2):

2. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

Indeed, since the expulsion from Eden, Satan has been interfering with the communication between the man and God. All human beings could not but be taken into the hell – the second heaven – by two devils. It comes from the power of death handed over to Satan, after Adam and Eve’s eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6):

6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Therefore, even the saints – dead before the Resurrection of Jesus – could not help being taken to the hell. After the Resurrection, Jesus had the keys of hell and of death(Revelation 1:18):

18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

With this key of hell, Jesus saved the saints from the hell, eventually getting into the holy city in the third heaven. This holy scene was shown to Matthew the Apostle in his dream(Matthew 27:52~53):

52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53. And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

This means the first resurrection.  It is written, in the Revelation 20:6, like this: “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.” It’s due to the fact that they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years (Revelation 20:6):

6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The Second Olive Tree inviting you to the First Resurrection

Meanwhile, in the Two Olive Trees days, they that are called, and chosen, and faithful can receive another Comforter – the dew and living water, the blood of Jesus, ending up being accepted as the righteous ones “which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.” So, they, after death, can participate at once in the first resurrection. They are supposed to be guided into the holy city by two angels, just like when Jesus ascending.

Among the righteous ones in the Two Olive Trees days, if alive until the Second Advent of Jesus, they can see his coming and turn into the holy body in the light of Jesus. Finally, they shall participate in the most honorable first resurrection (Revelation 17:14, 20:4~5):

17:14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

20:4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
20:5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

It is just the realization of the foretold to Hosea by God: “They that dwell under his shadow shall return.” It is destined to come true because God gave ‘the inheritance of the fountain of the water of life’ to the second olive tree, ‘him that overcometh’ (Hosea 14:5~7, Revelation 21:6~7):

Hosea 14:5. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Hosea 14:6. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
Hosea 14:7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

Revelation 21:6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 21:7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Most of spirits taken to the hell after the first death should wait in the hell, until the last war between God and Satan finishes. After that, they are supposed to be judged by the righteous number – the hundred and forty and four thousand. Among them, many spirits written in the books was cast into the lake of fire. It is the second death. On the other hand, the spirits written in another book – the book of life – are destined to be alive in a new heaven and a new earth. It is the second resurrection.  Therefore, it is easily sensed that the number of spirits written in another book – the book of life – is much smaller than that of them written in the books (Revelation 20:4~15, 21:1):

20:4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
20:5. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
20:6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
20:7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
20:8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
20:9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
20:10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
20:11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
20:12. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
20:13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
20:14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
20:15. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

21:1. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

To summarize, God has been earnestly doing all things to produce the righteous number – one hundred and forty and four thousand, destined to participate in the first resurrection:

Since being expelled from the garden of Eden, God have chosen the righteous Noah, Abraham, and finally sent forth Jesus to the earth. And Jesus took the Cross, making ‘the fountain of the water of life’ in heaven. Now, it has been given to the Second Olive Tree – ‘him that overcometh’, fulfilling the rest of the righteous number to attend the first resurrection.

0. The Bible is not for man, but for God

Revelation 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

Since the Renaissance, humanism and science have been looked like a kind of truth to explain all about the man and nature. This atmosphere has been tempting even Christians into seeing the Bible from the view of human beings. Therefore, many Christians have got used to interpret many phrases in the Bible from the perspective of the man. Finally, it ends up being unable to grasp the intention of God.

The Holy Bible, Words of God, contains the very secret strategies and tactics for defeating Satan, the enemy of God. It is not the plan for man but for God, to fordo Satan through the man. To rightly understand the Bible, it is very essential to read it from God’s view, not from the man’s.

Thus, it needs to learn the holy words from the one anointed directly by God and Jesus. Even Satan, spiritual one, could not see the secret about Jesus in the Bible, ending up nailing Jesus on the Cross. It caused Satan destined to be defeated in the final war. Actually, it is impossible that human being, flesh one, correctly understand the Bible by his own efforts.

Paul the Apostle, called up to the third heaven to get the mission from Jesus, boldly emphasized. “If preaching other words, not his holy words from Jesus, any one – even the angel – could not but being cursed” (Galatians 1:7~8):

7. Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Seven blogs in ‘Truth’ category are very much so, actually even much more than Paul’s. This is not from human’s thinking and researching. It is just the summarized one from the holy words given, by God and Jesus, to the anointed ‘him that overcometh’.

If you are searching out the truth with open mind, please read the next seven blogs up to the end. Then, it becomes crystal clear that this is the Truth, just what you have been trying to find until now.

For all the people reading the following linked blogs:
1. It’s a time to help Jesus and God!  2. Why did God create man? 3. Why did God choose Abraham? 4. Why did God send Jesus? 5. When does Jesus come again? 6. Who is preparing the Second Advent of Jesus? 7. The Second Olive Tree is inviting you to under his shadow
I pray. “May the Holy Spirit, Another Comforter of Jesus, be with all of you!”

Seokchul Baek, Ph.D.
under the Second Olive Tree:
E-mail: 4overcomer86@gmail.com
Seoul, Korea

7. The Second Olive Tree is inviting you to ‘under his shadow’

6. Who is preparing the Second Advent of Jesus?

So far, it has been unfolded, through questions and answers, what God have done and shall do. In a nutshell, God created the man, and has chosen the righteous ones, cleaning them with the blood of Jesus, finally having them defeat Satan the devil and his followers.

If the righteous soldiers are fulfilled up to an hundred and forty and four thousand, Jesus comes down again, and reigns with them for a thousand years. In the meantime, an angel casts Satan into the bottomless pit, and shut them up for a thousand years.

When the thousand years is expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, the bottomless pit, and fight against the righteous soldiers. But Satan the devil is doomed to be defeated and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are. In there, they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Meanwhile, Hosea the Prophet in the Old Testament predicted that Israel is supposed to receive the dew from God, and becomes as the olive tree. Here, Israel means ‘spiritual Jacob’, ‘he that overcometh’ – the overcomer.

So, it is natural that the overcomer becomes the olive tree, who is the anointed one standing by the Lord of the whole earth, and actually has the following spiritual powers: “The fire proceedeth out of their mouth devoureth their enemies, the power to shut heaven, and the power over waters to turn them to blood” (Zechariah 4:11~13, Revelation 11:5~6):

Zechariah 4:11. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
Zechariah 4:12. And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
Zechariah 4:13. And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Zechariah 4:14. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.
Revelation 11:5. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Revelation 11:6. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will..

At 1955, just after the Korean War, the overcomer – the first olive tree – appeared in South Korea, alias ‘the Illumination in the East’ or ‘the Land of the Morning calm’. And, at the same time, the second olive tree was secretly anointed by Jesus.

Amazingly, it was nearly two thousand years, after Jesus longing for ‘him that overcometh’ in the Revelation.

Thereupon, with great joy, Jesus gave the first olive tree ‘the hidden manna’ and the second olive tree ‘a white stone with a new name’ with the inheritance of ‘the fountain of the water of life’.

Now, about sixty years after the emerging of two olive trees, the second olive tree has completed all the preparation to announce, to the world, the Providence of God for this time. That is what John the Apostle was forced to not write and seal up. It means ‘a little book’ upon the hand of ‘the mighty angel’ (Revelation 10:1~4):

1. And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2. And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

As Hosea foretold, if dwelling under the shadow of the olive tree, eating the hidden manna, and learning the new name on the white stone, all of you shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine, ending up returning to God (Hosea 14:5~7):

5. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
6. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

The overcomer, the second olive tree has been fulfilling the rest of the number, 144,000, with the inheritance of the fountain of the water of life. And, now, he is inviting all of you around the world to ‘under his shadow’:

Regardless of nationality, race, age, and gender, you should try to look into, with your own eyes, the Providence of God realized by the second olive tree – the overcomer.

Appendix
A. Two Olive Trees and He that overcometh
B. The Resurrection of Jesus

– The end –

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6. Who is preparing the Second Advent of Jesus?

5. When does Jesus come again?

Before getting to the point, let’s remind of the condition for the second coming of Jesus. In the Revelation, when Jesus opened the fifth seal, it was clearly shown why he could not come down yet. The Second Advent could be done, just when fellow servants of the martyred spirits – under his altar – and brothers of them full up to the number, one hundred and forty and four thousand (Revelation 6:9~11, 7:4):

6:9. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
6:10. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
6:11. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
7:4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

When that number completed, Jesus would come again to judge and avenge his and his servants’ blood on them, dwelling on the earth and doing all kinds of crimes and bad things.

Then, Jesus was not destined to complete the number himself. But he was supposed to sit in his throne and wait, until his enemies being his footstool (Pslams 110:1, Luke 20:42~43):

Pslams 110:1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool
Luke 20:42. And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Luke 20:43. Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

If so, who get the mission to make enemies his footstool? To figure out this, it would be helpful to reflect upon Jacob in the Old Testament. He was destined to be the father of twelve sons, patriarchs of twelve tribes of the Israel. It is a famous episode that he wrestled with an angel. Actually, Jacob did not win but overcame the severe pain from the wrestling. The hollow of his thigh was out of joint by the angel. In so doing, he finally won the name, Israel. It means overcome or win (Genesis 32:24~28):

24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob
28. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Meanwhile, it is quite common to Christians that Abraham is able to be compared to God, and Isaac to Jesus. If so, who could be similar to Jacob and destined to keep Jesus’ work unto the end, completing the number? Before, it was already explained why John – in the island, Patmos – had been lifted up to the Heaven by Jesus. For preparing his second coming, Jesus took him up and gave his messages (Revelation 1:9~11):

9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Right after having John write his messages, Jesus spoke – not once but seven times – to the seven churches in Asia. He was eagerly longing for the emerging of someone else that overcomes (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26~28, 3:5, 12, 21):

2:7. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

2:11. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

2:17. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

2:26. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
2:27. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
2:28. And I will give him the morning star.

3:5. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

3:12. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

3:21. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

In Rev.3:21, Jesus told an ostentatious covenant. He would grant, to sit his throne with him, to someone else to overcome. In addition to above seven words from Jesus, even God promised to hand over the inheritance of the fountain of the water of life and call him his son (Revelation 21:6~7):

6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Why Jesus and God give those enormous privileges to him that overcomes? From Rev. 2:26~27, it is possible to figure out what he is designated for (Revelation 2:26~27):

26. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

To him who overcame and kept Jesus’ works up to the end, Jesus promised the power over the nations, which had been given to Jesus by God. Here, it comes to mind that Jacob ‘overcame’ the pain to be the Israel, finally being the father of 12 tribes of Israel.

Therefore, it is definitely natural, and actually the Truth of God and Jesus that ‘he that overcometh’ becomes the very one, completing the spiritual 12 tribes, 144,000 sealed servants. He is supposed to work with another angel, ascending from the east, with the seal of the living God (Revelation 7:2~4):

2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

The selected and sealed ones are supposed to be taught and nourished, by him who overcomes, with a white stone and the water of life (Revelation 2:17, 21:6~7):

2:17. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
21:6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
21:7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

When sealed servants being ripe, he is supposed to reap them – the harvest of the earth in a temple – with a sharp sickle to complete the number, 144,000 (Revelation 14:14~15):

14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

Then, the enemies shall be the footstools of Jesus. An angel comes down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And, he lays hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. On the other hand, the 144,000 sealed servants reunite with Jesus and reign with Christ a thousand years (Revelation 20:1~4):

1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

After a thousand years, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, the bottomless pit, and fight against the saints. But, they are destined to be defeated and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, ending up being tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:7~10):

7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

7. The Second Olive Tree is inviting you to under his shadow

5. When does Jesus come again?

4. Why did God send Jesus?

In a highly developed materialistic age, the world becomes more insane and cruel, falling into extremely chaotic status. In this atmosphere, there are none except Holy Words in the Bible, for all Christians to resort to in relief. By the way, a big question comes across our mind. Already long time ago, all kind of crimes and bad things overflowing in this world, why isn’t Jesus coming again, up to now?

To answer this biggest mystery in the world, it seems very essential to peer into the Bible, especially the Revelation. But, when talking about it with some Christians, it may come to somewhat awkward mood: Frequently, most of them contend. “Jesus completed all things through his crucifixion. So, it is not so necessary to discuss about the Revelation.”

Whenever these situations were set up, it used to happen, asking to them like this: “Really, do you think that it was needless for Jesus to call John the Apostle up to the Heaven? And, do you think the Revelation is not relevant to you?” But, there were none, if believing in Jesus, who confidently answered “yes” to it. Maybe, because Jesus said that if any man shall add unto these things or take away, God shall add unto him the plagues and take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book (Revelation 22:18~19):

18. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Indeed, to know why Jesus is not coming yet, it seems very proper to consider the Revelation, the messages from Jesus in heaven, not from Jesus when in earth.
Before getting into the Revelation, let’s take a look at the Matthew’s book in the Bible. When in earth, Jesus gave many words to his disciples about his second coming (Matthew 10:23, 24:34~35):

10:23. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24:34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
24:35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Jesus earnestly hoped for his early second coming, longing for reuniting with his disciples and followers. But, he could not but confess that no one knew the day and hour of his second coming, except his Father (Matthew 24:36):

36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Whatever it is, two thousand years have gone after his ascending. Now, more than ever, all Christians in the world are longing very much for his Second Advent. But, it has been unknown that there is a critical condition to be fulfilled for his coming. To know what the condition is, let’s make a scrutiny into the Revelation.

In the Apostolic Age, the disciples and followers also longed very much, further than us, for Jesus coming. Needless to say, so did Jesus in the Heaven. After many years from his ascending, Jesus called John – the Apostle captured in Patmos island – up to the Heaven, and gave him a message to send to the seven churches in Asia (Revelation 1:9~11):

9. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

John the Apostle saw, in the right hand of God, a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And, he saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice. “Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? No man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.” Thus, he wept much. Indeed, he worried that Jesus might not get that book. But, of course, it was given to Jesus for his bleeding on the Cross (Revelation 5:1~5):

1. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Right here, it’s crystal clear that this book was not known to Jesus when in earth (Revelation 5:2~5). Of course, it was so to the disciples and his followers.

Whenever each seal was opened, John could see many images (Revelation 6:1~2):

1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

When Jesus opened the fifth seal, it was clearly unfolded why he could not come down yet. At that moment, John the Apostle saw that under the altar the souls of them, slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And, he heard that they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”

And so, it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. From here, it is clearly sensed that the Second Advent of Jesus can be done, just when martyred spirits under the altar full up to some fixed number (Revelation 6:9~11):

9. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11. And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

After that, it was appeared that four angels were holding the four winds of the earth, helping another angel seal the servants of our God in their foreheads, filling up to the number mentioned above. The exact number fulfilling for Jesus second coming is 144,000 (Revelation 7:1~4):

1. And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

When completed the number, Jesus is supposed to come again to judge and avenge his and his servants’ blood on them, dwelling on the earth and doing all kinds of crimes and bad things.

In reality, the number is not fulfilled yet. So, until now, Jesus cannot make the Second Advent.

6. Who is preparing the Second Advent of Jesus?

3. Why did God choose Abraham?

2. Why did God create man?

Since creating the man, God have done many things, such as choosing Noah, Abraham, and establishing the Israel, and until now, fulfilling a certain number of the righteous saints to destroy Satan:

In the days of Noah, God lamented over all the earth covered with the sin, ending up destroying it with the Deluge (Genesis 6:12~13):

12. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Since then, through the righteous family of Noah, God had made human beings prosperous newly in the earth (Genesis 9:1~2):

1. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and replenish the earth.
2. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

After a long time passed, God called Abraham, from Ur of the Chaldees, looking good to God (Genesis 12:1):

1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee:

God gave him the enormous and honorable blessing, “I will make of you a great nation, bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.” As a result, Abraham was destined to bear Isaac, giving birth to Jacob, who produced twelve sons to become each patriarch of twelve tribes of the Israel. finally, from them, the Israel, a great nation was established (Genesis 12:2):

2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

One day, Abraham learned of a very fearful notice from God, “Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed, because their sin is very grievous.” Then, he pleaded with God, saying “will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?” In this imploring, God accepted the condition for sparing them, suggested by Abraham, the fifty righteous in there. Unfortunately, there were no such a large number of the righteous. Finally, because of Abraham’s dearest pleading, it decreased up to ten (Genesis 18:20~24, 32~33):

20. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21. I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24. Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
32. And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
33. And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

But, sensing there were not even ten righteous, he gave up pleading with God. This must be a very astonishing scene, clearly showing how precious even one righteous is to God.

Later on, God called Abraham again, testing his belief. He ordered Abraham to kill Isaac for a burnt offering to himself (Genesis 22:1~2):

1. And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Seeing that Abraham truly intended to kill Isaac, God could not but admit his amazing belief and bless him hugely, because it was a great glory and consolation to God, intending to send down his own son for the rite of blood on the Cross (Genesis 22:16~18):

16. And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17. That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Here, it is easily understood that Noah and Abraham had an important common virtue, Both of them were the very righteous to God.

To make a long story short, it is the very goal of choosing Abraham that, through the righteous him, God intended to establish the Israel to send his son for the Cross. It was just the step stone to produce many righteous with the blood of Jesus (Isaiah 11:10):

10. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

It is a common sense that the Old Testament is regarded as the mirror of the New Testament: Abraham tends to be compared to God, Isaac to Jesus. If so, who could be compared to Jacob? It will be answered naturally in the following chapters.

4. Why did God send Jesus?

2. Why did God create man?

1. It’s a time to help Jesus and God!

Of course, most people have recognized that God created man. But, unfortunately, many people seem to worship him mainly for themselves. They have seen God from not his perspective but their own. But, actually, God created us for not ourselves but himself, his glory (Isaiah 43:7):

7. Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

If so, how could man be the glory of God? To get the answer, it’s essential to firstly read the bible, Genesis. God created the man in his image and put them on the garden eastward in Eden (Genesis 1:27, 2:8):

1:27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
2:8. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

The serpent, more subtle than any beast of the field which God made, tempted the woman into eating the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden. She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he also ate (Genesis 3:1~6):

1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Aware of this situation, God said, “the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.”

God, therefore, sent the man forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken. And, he placed, at the east of it, Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life (Genesis 3:22~24):

22. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

In here, it should be clearly sensed that the man, created in God’s own image, was not ordinary being. So, God placed, at the east of the Garden of Eden, Cherubims – his own nearest four angels – and a flaming sword, preventing the man from approaching the tree of life (Ezekiel 10:14~18):

14. And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
15. And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.
16. And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them.
17. When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
18. Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.

Besides, Paul the Apostle said that the saints shall judge angels. From the beginning, the man was created nobler than the angel (1 Corinthians 6:2~3):

2. Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3. Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Satan, just because of this, could not but feel the threat from the man. Indeed, it was the very crucial threat to Satan that, besides Adam and Eve, there were supposed to be many ones with God’s own image, born from them.

Some Christians insist, “there are no other gods except the Lord God and Satan is just a fallen angel.” But, this assertion is absolutely wrong  From the beginning, Satan has been existing as the enemy of the Lord God. Jesus said. “Satan the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him” (John 8:44):

44. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Should Satan be a fallen angel, Jesus could not define him as a murderer from the beginning, abiding not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Actually, Satan is not a fallen angel, but the one to tempt angels into being fallen.

In the meantime, the existence of other gods can be proved with the first one of the Ten Commandments of Moses (Exodus 20:3):

3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Should no other gods exist, it is absolutely not needed for God to emphasize, first and foremost, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Moreover, he said, “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5):

5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

It seems enough to reveal the identity of Satan up to this point. Now, returning to the subject, let’s find out how God receives the glory from human beings. It is shown in the Revelation that the prayers of the saints ascended up before God with the smoke of the incense, and the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, casting it into the earth (Revelation 8:3~5):

3. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.
5. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Meanwhile, John the Apostle saw that an angel comes down from heaven with the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand, ending up laying hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is Satan the Devil, casting him into the bottomless pit, setting a seal upon him a thousand years.

He also saw that there were thrones, and the righteous saints sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years (Revelation 20:1~4):

1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 

They are destined to fight against Satan loosed out of his prison after the thousand years, and defeat him and his followers, the beast and the false prophet, to cast them into the lake of fire and brimstone. Finally, Satan and his followers end up being tormented day and night for ever and ever (Revelation 20:7~10):

7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8. And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beastand the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The bottom line is, through the righteous saints, chosen from the man created by God and cleaned by the blood of Jesus, the Lord God finally destroy Satan through them. The man, therefore, could devote the great and honorable glory to God. This is the very why God created the man.

3. Why did God choose Abraham?