4. Why did God send Jesus?

3. Why did God choose Abraham?

In the Old Testament days, according to God’s guiding, the blood of animals like dove, sheep, and bullock had been offered to God, to clean the crimes of human beings. But, it was intrinsically impossible that these offerings clear out their sins perfectly.

It is clearly shown through the scene that God showed to Zechariah the prophet. In it, Joshua the high priest was clothed with filthy garments, because Satan made him dirty. God rebuked Satan for it and ordered the angel standing before him to take away the filthy garments from him and clothe him with change of raiment (Zechariah 3:1~5):

1. And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
2. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath
chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3. Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
5. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.

And, he told about one stone. “Behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes; behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day” (Zechariah 3:9):

9. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

After this, about five hundred years passed, God sent his own son, Jesus, in the flesh, to the earth (Matthew 2:1):

1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Jesus came down to the earth, ending up offering, on the Cross, the blood of himself to God. Then, the graves opened, many bodies of the saints which slept arose, coming out of the graves after his resurrection, and finally going into the holy city (Matthew 27:50~53):

50. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
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.

Even the saints in the Old Testament time, due to their original and inherited sin, could not directly go into the holy city. So, they had no choice but to be waiting in hell. The King David, looking ahead to this, prayed to God. “You will not leave my soul in hell” (Psalms 16:10, 30:3):

16:10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
30:3. O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Thanks to Jesus taking up the Cross, they could come out of hell, and finally go into the holy city (John 14:6):

6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

It was possible just from the keys of hell and of death, which Jesus attained after resurrecting and ascending to heaven (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.

The Holy Spirit from the blood of Jesus is basically different from fire or dove like ones. John the Baptist, baptizing with water, predicted. “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.” Indeed, his baptizing with water was supposed to show ahead the water-like trait of the Holy Spirit (Mark 1:8):

8. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

In the conversation with a woman of Samaria, Jesus said to her. “I shall give him the water, whosoever drinking and never thirsting”. This water is the very Holy Spirit of Jesus (John 4:13~14):

13. Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying. “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

And, John the Apostle explained further about that: (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
It was supposed to emphasize again that the Holy Spirit given after the Cross looks like ‘living water’ (John 7:37~39):

37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Also, another Comforter, promised to be given by Jesus praying the Father, means just that water-like Holy Spirit (John 14:16):

16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

After Jesus resurrecting and ascending to heaven, when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they the Apostles and followers were all with one accord in one place. Then, there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them (Acts 2:1~3):

1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

They, after this, went out and boldly preached about Jesus and his teachings. Among ones listening to their words, others mocking said about them. “These men are full of new wine.” But, it was not from wine, but because they turned red with fiery holy spirit (Acts 2:13):

13. Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

By the way, these cloven tongues like as of fire were not the one promised by Jesus when in earth. It was just the fiery spirit appeared frequently before, even in the Old Testament days (1 Kings 18:38):

38. Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

Should fiery spirit be the very one promised by Jesus when in earth, it was definitely needless that Jesus, later on, called up John the Apostle and said. “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,” (Revelation 2:17):

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.

Because ‘the hidden manna’ means ‘the bread which cometh down from heaven’, the spiritual flesh of Jesus; a man may eat it, ending up not dying (John 6:49~51):

49. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
51. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Also, God said to him. “I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. ‘He that overcometh’ shall inherit all things” (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.

These ‘the hidden manna’ and ‘water of life’ are just ‘the water never thirst’ and ‘rivers of living water’ promised by Jesus when in earth. All these things mean just ‘another Comforter’ to be given by Jesus praying the Father, God.

However, to give it freely to all human beings, as God said to John the Apostle in the Revelation, it is absolutely needed that ‘he that overcometh’ appears.

Thus, at the day of Pentecost, the Apostles and followers could not receive the water-like Holy Spirit of Jesus, able to remove all sins in a day. It is not only because it was far earlier than when John the Apostle received the Revelation, but also because ‘he that overcometh’ did not appear at that time.

So, instead of the water-like Holy Spirit, Jesus could not but send fiery siprits, coming down frequently before, even in the Old Testament days.

As a result, unable to be cleaned out completely, the Apostles could not but be martyred, just like the saints in the Old Testament days, finally coming up to heaven by the keys of hell and death of Jesus(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.

The bottom line is, it was just why God sent Jesus to the earth, to make a stone with seven eyes for removing the iniquity of that land in one day. So, John the Apostle could see a Lamb with seven eyes, Jesus after resurrecting and ascending (Revelation 5:6):

6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

The seven eyes on a stone – a Lamb, Jesus – are the seven Spirits of God, the perfect Holy Spirit sent forth into all the earth, to remove the iniquity of that land in one day. It is ‘the fountain of the water of life’ to be inherited to ‘him that overcometh’.

5. When does Jesus come again?

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Why is not Jesus coming yet?

2016.02.24

Only to You with ears and eyes,
anointed by the angels
sent by Jesus and God.

In this extremely insane, cruel, and chaotic world, there are no truth over there, except the Bible, where we can depend trustfully and rest peacefully. By the way, a big question comes across our mind; already, all kind of crimes and bad things overflowing in this world, why isn’t Jesus coming yet?

To answer this biggest question in the world, it seems very essential to peer into the Bible – especially, the Revelation. But, when talking about it with many 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 this kind of things happened, it should be asked like this: “Really, do you think Jesus’s calling John up to the Heaven was not necessary? Is the Revelation not relevant to us?”
But, there were no ones, if believing in Jesus, who confidently answered “yes” to it; to find a right answer, we cannot help taking a look into the Revelation.

Jesus’ words for his second coming

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:
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.

Matthew 24:34~35:
34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

As shown above, Jesus earnestly hoped for his early second coming, longing for reuniting with his disciples and followers. But, he could not but confess that no ones knew the day and hour of his second advent, except his Father, God:

Matthew 24:36:
36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

In a nutshell, Jesus was eager for his early coming, but not knowing about the exact day and time of it.
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 not known 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.

John – the Apostle captured in island of Patmos

In the apostolic age, the disciples and followers also longed very much, further than us, for Jesus coming. Needless to say, so was 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 be sent 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.

A book sealed with seven seals

The message given to John was from a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals in God’s right hand:

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.

In above 4th sentence, John wept much at first, worrying that Jesus might not get that book. But, it was given to Jesus for his bleeding on the cross; therefore, it’s crystal clear 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.

The condition for Jesus second coming

When Jesus opened the fifth seal, it was clearly revealed why he could not come down yet; his second coming can be done, just when martyred spirits under his 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.

In sequence, 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 that 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 will 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; but until now the number is not completed. So he is not coming yet.

Following up to here, you may be curious about how to complete the 144,000; it will be revealed on the next message, “how is the second coming of Jesus prepared?”

P.S.  This message comes from a white stone, which was given by Jesus to him who overcometh (Rev. 2:17); henceforth, it will be revealed only to you with ears and eyes, anointed by the angels sent by Jesus and God.

From a White Stone,
given by Jesus,
to him that overcometh
(Revelation 2:17)

Two Olive Trees

Always, the Truth is open to the truth seeker, him that hath an ear…

< Revelation 2:17, 11:4 >
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.
11:4. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

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 gotten used to interpreting – not from the perspective of God – many phrases in the Bible, ending 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 make Satan his footstool 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.

The following seven blogs are very much so, actually even much more than Paul’s. They are not from human being’s imagination or research, but just the summarized one from the holy words given, by God and Jesus, to the anointed one, the Second Olive Tree – ‘him that overcometh’.

If you – searching out the truth with open mind – read the next seven blogs up to the end, 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!”

< 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.

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