Before Jesus Came the People Could Not Relate Directly to God

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Luke 12

38It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.

Richard:  The Second Advent may not come in the way you expect.  Yet, if you pray sincerely, God will show you the way.

Jeremiah 32

13“In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions: 14‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. 15For this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’

Richard:  Although God judged Israel, He promised that eventually they would return to him.   It is up to us to exercise our portion of responsibility to return to God and Christ. Continue reading “Before Jesus Came the People Could Not Relate Directly to God”

Represent Humanity in Your Sincere Prayer

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Leviticus 23

4“ ‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: 5The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. Continue reading “Represent Humanity in Your Sincere Prayer”

The Death of Jesus Caused God Indescribable Sorrow

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Exodus 1

1These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5The descendants of Jacob numbered seventya in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.

Jeremiah 47

The Anakim who survive[a]
    in Gaza and Ashkelon
will mourn for you
by shaving their heads
    and sitting in silence. Continue reading “The Death of Jesus Caused God Indescribable Sorrow”

How Much Are You Concerned With the Sorrowful Situation of Jesus?

Proverbs 15

18A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,

but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

1 Kings 7

48Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in the Lord’s temple:

the golden altar;

the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence;

49the lampstands of pure gold (five on the right and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary);

the gold floral work and lamps and tongs;

50the pure gold basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and censers;

and the gold sockets for the doors of the innermost room, the Most Holy Place, and also for the doors of the main hall of the temple.

51When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated—the silver and gold and the furnishings—and he placed them in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple.

Richard:  We each have specific, substantial work to do for God and for Christ. Continue reading “How Much Are You Concerned With the Sorrowful Situation of Jesus?”

True Parents’ Day Was the Central Idea in God’s Concept of the Creation

Happy 58th True Parents’ Day!

Genesis 47

27Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

Isaiah 40

23He brings princes to naught

and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

24No sooner are they planted,

no sooner are they sown,

no sooner do they take root in the ground,

than he blows on them and they wither,

and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25“To whom will you compare me?

Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

26Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:

Who created all these?

He who brings out the starry host one by one

and calls forth each of them by name.

Because of his great power and mighty strength,

not one of them is missing.

Cheon Seong Gyeong
Rev. Sun Myung Moon

p. 257
A Life with True Parents
Section 1. True Parents’ Day and True Parents

Continue reading “True Parents’ Day Was the Central Idea in God’s Concept of the Creation”

What Was Jesus’ Sorrow?

1 Corinthians 16

13Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14Do everything in love.

2 Kings 8

Then Hazael left Elisha and returned to his master. When Ben-Hadad asked, “What did Elisha say to you?” Hazael replied, “He told me that you would certainly recover.” 15But the next day he took a thick cloth, soaked it in water and spread it over the king’s face, so that he died. Then Hazael succeeded him as king.

Richard:  Watch out for deceitful leaders.  There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Take time to see what is really going on.  Check out my video The Battle of Two Kingdoms talking about political satanism:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDwH7RHV24o. Continue reading “What Was Jesus’ Sorrow?”

Understand God’s Historical Sorrow

John 4

38I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

Amos 8

10I will turn your religious festivals into mourning

and all your singing into weeping.

I will make all of you wear sackcloth

and shave your heads.

I will make that time like mourning for an only son

and the end of it like a bitter day. Continue reading “Understand God’s Historical Sorrow”

Empathize with God’s Sorrow

Romans 4

11And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12And he is then also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also follow in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

Jeremiah 13

1Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. 2So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins. 3And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, 4Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock. 5So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. 6And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there. 7Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.

8Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 9Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem. 10This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. 11For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.

Richard  This belt covers the loins, or sexual parts.  The gift of God for Israel was the promise to be part of God’s lineage through Christ Jesus and Christ at His Second Return (Rev. Sun Myung Moon).  Israel has trashed that heritage of God and will now receive God’s wrath. Continue reading “Empathize with God’s Sorrow”

Don’t Depend on Anyone; Use Your Own Judgement

Acts 17

7and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” 8When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. 9Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go.

Job 39

19“Do you give the horse its strength

or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?

20Do you make it leap like a locust,

striking terror with its proud snorting?

21It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,

and charges into the fray.

22It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing;

it does not shy away from the sword.

23The quiver rattles against its side,

along with the flashing spear and lance.

24In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;

it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.

25At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’

It catches the scent of battle from afar,

the shout of commanders and the battle cry. Continue reading “Don’t Depend on Anyone; Use Your Own Judgement”

Jesus Overcame Betrayal

Exodus 12

14“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.

Revelation 22

12“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

14“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. Continue reading “Jesus Overcame Betrayal”