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Subject 18 : GENESIS

[Chapter 5-1] (Genesis 5:1-24) People Are Beings Who will Receive The God-given Blessing

(Genesis 5:1-24)
“This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh. After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died. Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan. After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died. Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel. After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died. Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared. After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died. Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch. After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died. Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
 
 
God Said All Humans Are Beings Who Will Receive the Blessing from God
 
When God created humans, He created them in the image and in the likeness of God, and God blessed them on the day He created them. God blessed all the people who were created by Him. God did not discriminate against any person. God blessed them because God loved them from the time He created them. Hence, God created us in order to give us His blessings. God did not create us because He was bored and He did not discriminate against any humans when He created them. Instead God created us to give the blessings of Heaven to us. That is why God created humans in His likeness, that is, God created humans as beings that bore resemblance to the attributes of God: God made humans eternal as God is eternal, because God is just and is love; He instilled such characteristics in a human soul. When God created humans, He created man and woman and He blessed them. This means that God gave Jesus Christ and His Church to us.
There are times when a person desires to know why he was born into this world and why he has to be a sinner, and why he must believe in Jesus as the Savior. However, God’s purpose for creating humans can be found in the fact that God wanted to bless us. After we have met the gospel of the water and the Spirit, we will come to know fully that God has blessed us and had made us in order to bless us. God made us according to His purpose and gave the blessings of Heaven through the gospel of the water and the Spirit to all of us. We have a God who made us in order to give us the blessings of Heaven.
Unlike other creatures, humans are the only ones to receive heavenly blessing. Other creatures were made for humans because humans need them, but from the beginning of creation, humans were made to receive the blessing God. In order to make us His children and give us God’s blessings, God created humans on the sixth day. God made humans and blessed them and made them holy. After God made man and woman, He granted His salvation to them and made them His own children, made them receive eternal life and also made them to become partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). God gave man the blessing to rule over all things in the universe with Him.
For what purpose did God create us for and what does He want from us? God desires for us to be blessed with Him and praise the work God has done for us. He does not want anything else from us. God created us to give us His blessings. God also has given these blessing to you and me. We have not become God’s children by our efforts or by doing something well. We receive His blessing while living in this world because from the time God created the heavens and the earth, God created us to give us these blessing. God crated us and gave us His Church and made us receive the remission of sins to become His children.
God made humans and made them so that they could become His children by receiving salvation from sins by the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Therefore we who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit have become truly born again as children of God. Humans are referred to as “the lords of all creation.” However, not all people become “the lords of all creation,” that is, the precious one. The most perfect people are those who have been born again by believing the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Amongst all the people God made, the born-again are the most beautiful and perfect. The work God has done for us is perfect.
Therefore, we cannot argue about the work God has done for us, and the only thing we have to do is to know and believe that God has given us these heavenly blessings. Would it be right for us to not know the purpose of the Creator God, when He created us to give us these blessing from Heaven? You will not know the purpose of life if you do not know that God has given you these blessings. Then you will fall into sin and complete hopelessness. Therefore the Scriptures say, “A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish” (Psalms 49:20).
God created us originally to give us His blessings and He blessed us on the day we were created. God gave us the blessings of Heaven within the gospel of the water and the Spirit, and we live with this blessing He gave us. It is the established fact that people who have become the children of God by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit will go to the Kingdom of Heaven after living in this world whilst doing God’s work. This blessing also refers to all the blessing of receiving the remission of sins in the Lord and becoming a child of God. Actually living for the righteousness of God is all the blessing of God. Because we are preaching the gospel and that God’s Church is currently still in this world—is the blessings God has given to us. We must confirm whether we are the people who have received this blessing or not, and live with the understanding that we are the people who have received this blessing by faith.
What do we have to thank God for if we do not know this blessing God gave us? Humans are like swaying reeds, because humans are people who are governed by the environment. But if we know that we are the people who have received these spiritual blessings in the heavenly places, we can always live with thanksgiving in any environment without any wavering whatsoever. However one cannot live with a heart of thanksgiving and cannot gain strength and live in the midst of peace, if we do not know this. Someone like this would then try hard to receive this blessing from Heaven by his own efforts.
We can see quite clearly that many people are deceived by the Devil, and live in darkness and misery because they do not know the blessing that God had giving us. But God had given us these blessings of salvation and defeated the Devil through God’s Church. And God has decided to cast the Devil into the eternal fire. I don’t know about other creatures, but we can find plenty of evidence in the Scriptures that God created humans to give them the blessings of Heaven.
When God created the heavens and the earth, He created the human on the very last day of His creation. But the Scriptures do not say anything about God creating angels. But we can nevertheless see angels and the Devil in God’s Word. An angel became the Devil when it stood against God. One becomes a devil when he stands against God. God did not create the Devil from the beginning. Instead an angel that God created did not live within God’s order and became arrogant and challenged God in order to become greater than Him, and that angel consequently became the Devil before the very presence of God.
God planned the creation of the heavens and the earth and blessed humans on the day He created us in order to show that all things manifest according to His will. But tragically there are people who side with the Devil and ignore such righteous intentions of God and fight against Him even today. But despite this, God gives blessing to each and every human being. The reason those who became the children of Satan, fell into the fire of hell was because they did not believe in God’s Word. Although Cain became a child of the curse due to him not accepting God’s Word and therefore left God, God nevertheless’ also had given him all these blessings. God gave blessing to Cain also, but he did not receive these blessing because he did not believe in them.
What is these blessing of Heaven we have received? The blessings we have received is none other than the blessing of being born again by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. We have really received a great blessing because we have become the children of God by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and attained the right to enter the Kingdom of God as His children; we will enjoy eternal life and the eternal glory. We have received these additional blessings of doing the righteous work of God now because we have received the blessings of the remission of sins from God. We who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit have really received a great blessing of Heaven.
God gave these blessings to Adam and Eve. It means that God gave these blessings to humans also within the Word of the Truth. We enjoy these blessings from God by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Therefore, I earnestly desire all the people throughout the entire world to know the Truth of the gospel of the water and the Spirit. God has given this great salvation and blessing of Heaven to everyone in the world, but He made only those who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit to enjoy this blessing to its fullness. Let’s live with the understanding and faith as the people who have received these blessings by believing the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
 
 
Concerning the Life of Faith That Believes in the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit
 
Genesis chapter 5 verse 6 states that Seth begot Enosh at the age of one hundred and five. And he lived until the age of 912. Seth had children during his 807 years of life. Such incredible statements about the ages of the ancestors of faith who appear in today’s Scripture passage, begot their first child, and at what age they died is not simply speaking about the fleshly life we know. Rather it is speaking about how their life of faith was.
The genealogy of Adam appears in today’s Scripture passage: As the descendants of Adam, Seth, Enosh, Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, and Enoch appear one after another, and these ancestors of faith begot children of faith while living in this world until they went to be with God. The ancestors of faith really went to God after they begot spiritual children and did God’s work for a very long time. You and I also live the life of faith preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit to many people by receiving the remission of sins at a certain age after being born into this world. However we can say that these descendants of Adam went to God after living for about 700 to 900 years of a life of faith.
What kind of life of faith did they really live? The Scripture is telling us that they went to God after doing the work of leading other souls to the true faith, not that they just begot fleshly children. They inherited the faith of their ancestors, and they also begot children and passed on this faith to their children. Since they begot children for about 800 years, this tells us that they had many children. Since the climate and environment was extremely favorable during this time, it’s quite possible that they had one child every two years. They would have produced at least a few hundred children until their child bearing age expired. Like this, these ancestors of faith went to God after they begot many spiritual children and doing the work of faith.
Although we cannot live and do the work of righteousness as long as these ancestors of faith, we also nevertheless do the work of saving many people after inheriting the gospel of the water and the Spirit through God’s Church and believing in it. Therefore our life will also be recorded in the book of life and before the presence of God. It will record that so and so was born in a certain year and received the remission of sins by believing the gospel of the water and the Spirit in a certain year and did the work of saving souls for a certain number of years and went to God in a certain year.
I want you to start thinking how many people have actually saved from their sins. Today’s Scripture Word records who begot who, like this we will also go to God after preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit to many people and having produced many children of God. We have been preaching this truth that we will come before the very presence of God in the near future, and that we will really enjoy this incredible unspeakable glory.
Today’s Scripture passage states that the genealogy of Adam, that is, the genealogy of the born-again is similar to this: Adam begot Seth and Seth begot Enosh, and the genealogy of faith continued like this. Putting it into perspective, the people who were recorded in this passage were the leaders who led God’s Church during that time. The ancestors of faith had begotten children without stopping whilst living in the world, and we also continue to have spiritual children by preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit to the entire world.
About how many children of faith do each one of us have before going to God? Even if we did not actually physically preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit to all the people, we have in fact preached this genuine gospel throughout the entire world if we have participated in the work of evangelizing this gospel by faith. Even just today alone, we have received the request for more than 400 free books. More than 300 electronic books have also been downloaded. I think this book in particular that contains the gospel of the water and the Spirit will have effect on at least 20 souls. Therefore, we have really begotten many children when we calculate it by faith. We are in fact preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit to more than 1000 people per day. Not only are certain workers preaching the gospel, but all of us who have worked together for the gospel of the water and the Spirit have become preachers of the gospel that saves the souls of sinners.
We receive news everyday from the newly born-again people who have received the remission of their sins after they had read our books. I am so thankful and happy about that. There were seven bowls made like almond blossoms on each of the branches of the golden lamp stand in the Tabernacle, and each bowl was supported with an ornamental knob so that the lamps could provide light inside the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:31-39). The truth is Jesus is the Light, and all of us are these ornamental knobs that support the preaching of the gospel of the righteousness of God. The news that gives spiritual joy to these workers, who function as the ornamental knobs for the flowers of the gospel, is news that souls have received the remission of their sins. A certain person read our book and he was so happy that he gave this book to his close friend to read it also, and his friend was also so happy that he said in absolute delight, “Where has this Word of Truth that blots out all my sins at once been hiding for so long that it has come into my hands only now!” We are becoming stronger as testimonies’ like this are sent to us every day.
Amongst these people who send us testimonies of being born again after reading our books and meeting the gospel of the water and the Spirit, are many pastors and missionaries. The effect of the gospel evangelization is great when pastors or missionaries receive the remission of sins, because Christians learning from them in turn can also become truly born again. As the Scriptures tell us, that a kernel of wheat produces much fruit when it falls to the ground and dies, the souls throughout the entire world can receive the remission of sins like this when each one of us live solely for the evangelization of the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
Through the genealogy of Adam that had continued the heritage of faith, God tells us that our ancestors of faith saved souls and handed down their faith. Enoch appears in Genesis 5: 21-24, “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” It tells us here that Enoch walked with God, although he lived a very short life. Amongst these people who had inherited Enoch’s faith who walked with God, a man of faith, namely Noah appears.
Enoch had children and walked with God for steadfastly did the work of saving souls. It says that Enoch walked with God. Walking with someone means uniting with that person and walking together with him every moment of the day. It means uniting with the counterpart’s heart and walking towards the same goal. To us who live by believing in the righteousness of God, united faith of walking with God is required absolutely.
Therefore I really want you and me to take a look and see if we are really walking with the Lord by faith. The Lord really desired to teach us the gospel of the water and the Spirit, which is the Truth of salvation, but have you truthfully followed this will of the Lord by faith? God wants us to live in union with the righteousness of God, and He wants us to preach this gospel Truth throughout the entire world. If so then we must join our hearts with God’ will and do the work that pleases Him. That is what is meant by uniting with God. Doing whatever God wants us to do is uniting with Him. Regardless of what we want, a person of faith walks with God towards whatever He desires by faith. As the Scriptures says “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3), two people cannot go in the same direction together if their hearts are not united as one.
Two people will separate ways when their hearts are not united as one. Even a married couple will separate if their hearts are not united as one. But the Scriptures tell us that Enoch walked with God for 300 years. It means that Enoch united his heart with God whilst he lived in this world. Enoch went toward the left when God went left, and went toward the right when God turned to the right, and he went forward when God went forward and went backwards when God said, “Let’s go backward.” Like this, Enoch’s heart was always united with the Lord. Such a life is a life of walking united with God.
How is it with you and me? Do we live with our hearts in unity with the Lord? Do we at least try to live like that although we cannot live like that 100%? It is important for us to unite our heart with God as we live in this wicked world. The work of salvation manifests itself only when we live in unity with the righteousness of God. No matter how lacking we are many souls will receive salvation from their sins, when we faithfully do the work of spreading the gospel of the water and the Spirit, and live by faith in unity with the Lord.
Although we had many difficulties when we first started with the English editions of our mission books for world missions, we have been able to overcome all these difficulties and achieve this work, because we were sure that it was the work that the Lord was pleased with. The Lord had given us the Word of the gospel of the water and the Spirit, and commanded us to preach the gospel throughout the entire world. So we have been obedient and have been preaching this genuine gospel throughout the entire world.
How do eastern people generally think of the westerners? They have a tendency to think highly of westerners. But nevertheless we who have united our hearts with the righteousness of God think of the westerners only as souls that need to believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and thereby receive the remission of their sins. In our eyes, they are also souls that need to receive the remission of sins by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. That is why we are seeking them out with the gospel of the water and the Spirit through our literary ministry. Although their Christian history is long, the work of evangelization the gospel will manifest itself all over the world when we unite with the righteousness of God by faith and walk united with God, because we believe that God has entrusted us with the evangelization of the genuine gospel.
Truly amazing testimonies are rising up throughout the entire world as these books that contain the Word of the gospel of the water and the Spirit, which is the Truth of salvation, are spreading throughout the entire world. They say, “It is truly amazing. How can these people from a far eastern country preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit to all of Christianity? It is truly courageous.” Although they say things like this, it is quite natural for a small group of people from Korea who has only had a relatively short history of receiving the Christianity, would faithfully preach this Truth, it is all because God has entrusted this ministry to us. The Lord said, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
God said that He would pour down the early rains and latter rain. The early rains of salvation fell through the Apostles of the Early Church, and God has bestowed the work of latter rain of the Holy Spirit by making us preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit right now. Now as time passes a large number of Christians throughout the entire world have come to enjoy reading our books, and as a result have come to believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Many people now are starting to believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit just like us, and preach this Word to people around them. They are becoming free from their long spiritual confusion after encountering the gospel of the water and the Spirit through our books, and realizing this is the gospel of the Truth. Christians throughout the entire world are now becoming spiritually awakening. We are now telling all Christians throughout the entire world, “Only the God given gospel of the water and the Spirit is the only true gospel. There is no other gospel besides this gospel. Only this gospel is the true gospel of salvation which the Apostles had preached about.”
Some westerners refuse to acknowledge the fact that the gospel we are preaching is actually the Truth. They say, “Why would God pour down the latter rain through you of all people? Our country has a long history of Christianity and we introduced Christianity to your country, and furthermore we have many famous Christian theologians. Are you saying that they are all liars?” However we know this fact that they have not had the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Regardless of the fact that there are many famous theologians and preachers in their countries, God has never taught them the gospel of the water and the Spirit. But nevertheless there are many Christians in the west who now have received eternal life by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. They are very thankful that they were able to encounter the gospel of the water and the Spirit through out mission books and receive the remission of sins when they could not be born again before, although they had believed and followed Christianity for such a long time.
The truth is, Christianity has been so ignorant concerning the Word of God that there has not been a credible thesis that has dealt with the matter of why Jesus received the baptism. Therefore these Christians have interpreted the baptism of Jesus as the sign of humility or the proclamation of Jesus as the Messiah. But despite this, many Christians have now come to realize how foolish such interpretation has been through our Christian literatures, and they have thereby come to believe in the Word of the gospel of the water and the Spirit. They have now come to obey the God given gospel of salvation God, which is, the gospel of the water and the Spirit and give thanks to God.
Many people throughout the world are now receiving the remission of their sins, as we who believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit united our hearts with God’s Church, and faithfully continue to preach the gospel according to God’s way. We now are receiving request from many theological seminaries throughout the world to permit using our books as their textbooks. We will preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit throughout the world as long as it pleases God. But we will not be preaching this gospel if God becomes displeased with it. We will do God’s work by faith by uniting with the righteousness of God for that is pleasing to God.
 
 
God Took Enoch Away
 
The most blessed life after encountering the Lord by the gospel of the water and the Spirit is walking with the Lord by faith. Christians who do not walk with God lie all the time. They lie and say that anyone who comes into their church has already received the remission of their sins. Can anyone be truly born again even if they do not know the gospel of the water and the Spirit? No, absolutely not! Therefore, Christian leaders who have not yet been born again just focus their energy on things like garnering money from their congregation and building huge church buildings. They will not be able to do things like this if they walk united with the Lord. Because they do not walk in union with the Lord, they do not know what pleases the Lord and also do not know the gospel of the water and the Spirit. When a person really believes in the gospel of the water and the Spirit and preaches this gospel while walking in union with God, God will dwells with him, will keeps him, and will lead him.
Up till this time, we have often seen God bless and help people who have walked with Him. Because we knew well that God wanted us to preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit throughout the entire world, we have been obedient and have done this work as God has desired. So since the dawn of history, this is the period when the gospel of the water and the Spirit is been preached throughout the entire world the most. During the Apostolic Age, the gospel of the water and the Spirit was preached to only a few regions around the Mediterranean countries. It was like that because there were limitations in transportation and printing methods. But today thing are very different, we could go to any country in a day by airplane right now. We can give and receive a message to anyone in any place in the world through e-mail within a few seconds. We can preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit to thousands and tens of thousands of people a day by Internet. There was never a time when the Truth of the gospel of the water and the Spirit was preached so widely like this throughout the entire world. Such things have become possible due to advances in transportation and communication. Because the Lord promised that He will come when the gospel of the water and the Spirit has been preached throughout the entire world, we thereby believe in this promise and preach this beautiful gospel throughout the entire world right now. We will do this work until the day the gospel of the water and the Spirit has been preached throughout the entire world.
God is so pleased with the work we are doing that He blesses us continuously. There are so many people visiting our website these days. We have a record of more than twenty thousand people visiting our website per day. We are witnessing with our eyes how God works so amazingly when we walk by faith with the God of the Truth and power
A person who walks united with God by believing in the righteousness of God is really a righteous person. One must believe in the righteousness of God and walk with God in order to preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit. A person cannot do God’s work with his own fleshly stubbornness. Even if he tries to do this, nothing will be accomplished from it.
Can anyone walk united with God? A person who wants to follow God with his own fleshly thinking cannot possibly walk with God. Think about this. Would you want to walk together with a person who does not agree with you? A person who ignores God’s will, will be prone to harass the people who follow after God’s will and interfere with the Lord’s work instead of preaching the gospel.
Because the people of faith in today’s Scripture passage walked united with God and lived for so many years means that they lived according to God’s will by faith. I know that you and I must do whatever work the Lord is pleased with although we lack many things in the flesh. We must reflect on this, “How much do I walk united with God? And how will I walk with God from now on.” And we shall then go to the Lord when the Lord calls us after we have dwelt with the Lord until the very end. I know that all of you will go to the Lord after continually faithfully doing the work of saving souls.
We are listed in the genealogy of Adam. It is because you and I also want to walk united with the Lord. Although our flesh is insufficient, we want to walk with God until the very end. I want to stand before the presence of the Lord after walking with God and preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit faithfully throughout the entire world.
Among the gospel literatures we have published to date, there are a few sermon books on the Book of Romans. Many people are bound to these few Word from the Book of Romans chapter 3 verse 10 which states, “There is none righteous, no, not one,” and live without being born again professing, “It is proper for me to remain a sinner even though I believe in Jesus!” This passage from Romans 3:10 records the Word from the Old Testament, and Paul mentioned this very Word to preach the Truth that, “There was originally none righteous amongst the peoples, but the Lord came and made sinners the righteous.” The Apostle Paul was not saying here that there would never be anyone who will ever be righteous. Instead of preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit, the Apostle Paul was saying, “Whether a Jew or a gentile, there was originally no one righteous amongst them. But now we have become the righteous because Jesus Christ came and blotted out all our sins.” Paul was speaking of the fundamental fact that there was none righteous amongst the people born with flesh as the descendants of Adam, we need to understand this fully. He was speaking about this by recording this Word from the Old Testament. In other words, Paul was recording this Word from the Old Testament to point out that Jesus came to this world and saved us sinners from our sin and thereby made us the righteous. Originally no righteous person could be found, but because Jesus Christ came and blotted out all the sins of humankind, we have become the righteous, by believing in His righteous acts.
It is recorded in the Book of Psalms chapter 14,
“The fool has said in his heart,
There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call on the LORD?” (Psalm 14:1-4)
Because we humans originally claimed that there was no God, and that there was none amongst us who did any righteous deed and none who could be found to be upright. However the Apostle Paul cited this Word from the Old Testament to say that even sinners like this can become the righteous and without sin.
There is no righteous person amongst the religious people of this world. I read a book about Saint Francisco some time ago, and decided to live sacrificially and ascetically just like him. The Scriptures tells us to give even our undergarments when someone asks for an outerwear garment. So I also took off my clothes that I wore and gave it to the homeless and gave them money I had in my pocket when I saw someone like this. But is it at all possibly to do things like this every single day? But, Saint Francisco according to the book really did these things. They looked upon him as a very holy person, because he walked around naked for giving up all his clothes for the homeless. But do we as the righteous call him a saint? We certainly do not. Why not? It’s because hypocrisy like this is not what God really wants.
In Buddhism, one must achieve deliverance of his soul by ascetic practices. Thus, when a virtuous Buddhist monk dies, people cremate the corpse and look for beadlike relics from its ashes. They say that some beads are formed inside a person’s body when he lives an ascetic life for a long time. So when one important Buddhist was cremated, they sought such beadlike relics from the cremated corpse in order to see how ascetically he had lived, and also the greatness of that person with their own eyes. They say that one enters Nirvana when many beadlike relics are found from these ashes. Hence in this so-called world, a person who has done much training of self-discipline and has led an ascetic life of sacrifice and abstinence is considered a righteous and holy person.
In the religious world the word ‘saints’ means same thing as ‘the righteous.’ It refers to a sinless person, a holy person. Therefore, being a saint or a righteous person is very rare, and only a very special ascetic person can be a saint or a righteous person. They think that living a very special life is the way to become a saint.
But is it at all possible for someone to become the righteous by human merits or by the grace of God by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit? In God’s world, anyone can become a sinless person and dwell with God if he should believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit.
“Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26). We preach this gospel because we believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit. We do the righteous work because we believe in the righteousness of God. We send our books absolutely for free throughout the entire world because we believe in the righteousness of God. It is difficult to send our books to certain countries. But we know that some souls living there have received and read our books and have became born again, because we sent the books even in uncertain circumstances and God has helped our ministry.
The true work of faith is possible only after one believes in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, but religious people think that one has strong faith when his deeds seem good outwardly. All deeds of someone who does not believe in the gospel of the water and the Spirit are considered sins. Religious people diligently do religious works, but God does not approve of them for their deeds, but we who do the righteous deeds by faith live an amazing life of blessing being praised and approved by God. Do we not earn money by even doing things that end up making our body filthy, and use it solely for the evangelization of the gospel? And do we not live for the Lord completely instead of living for our flesh in this world? Truly righteous deeds are work of saving souls by giving all of one’s possession, because you cannot bear to watch other souls going to hell. Therefore, a truly righteous deed has noting to do with any virtuous deed that boasts only human righteousness, not knowing the gospel of the Truth.
Human righteousness is like this: A person without much money gives a few boxes of noodles to an orphanage, and for a person who has much money gives a few hundred thousand dollars of donation to say a non-profit organization. When someone donates one of his kidneys to an utter stranger, he is revered as a truly righteous person.
But can such human righteousness be compared with the work of cleansing someone’s heart by the gospel of the water and the Spirit? The righteousness made up by a religious person is like the garments made from fig leaves. But the righteousness God has made is the gospel of the water and the Spirit that blots out all our sins just as the garment of skin could cover the shame of Adam perfectly and permanently. We believe and preach this true gospel.
Whilst preaching this gospel we can see that its perspective differs greatly from person to person. That is why we struggle to preach the gospel to people who cannot talk to us sensibly. We have to therefore preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit to pure souls who realize fully that their souls are precious, and souls that really want to know what God’s Word is. Do not try to decorate a pig with your precious pearls. You don’t need to give a precious thing to a person who cannot recognize its value. We have to preach the precious thing to a person who knows its value. There are many people in this world who are distressed due to the sins of their souls, and these are those who earnestly desire to be saved from their sins. We have to just preach the gospel of the water and the Spirit to people like this.
That is the reason we are publishing these books. Because we cannot go personally to each person in the world, we have therefore made a website so that everyone who wants be born again can meet the gospel of the water and the Spirit there, and we through this method distribute electronic and printed books absolutely free throughout the entire world. Naturally there are some people who attack us furiously, saying, “The gospel of the water and the Spirit you are preaching is a heretical teaching.” It is therefore of no value having to do with these ignorant people who keep saying that the gospel of the water and the Spirit is heretical, and that the gospel they know is the Truth. Just let them say whatever pleases them. If they still linger on like this, then deal with them strongly. You just have to tell them that their conscience knows that they will go to hell, and also let them know that they will go to hell if they die with sins still remaining in their hearts.
But despite all this persecution we just continue giving out the books that contain the genuine gospel even to the people who speak a language that we cannot speak. It would be utterly impossible if we tried to preach this gospel in their native tongue, but God has given us the wisdom to translate books of gospel into their languages and upload them on our website so that people can read the gospel in this way. Hence, God’s Church is preaching the gospel of the water and the Spirit like this. Many people visiting our website read the books uploaded there that contain the gospel of the water and the Spirit. In this time we are rapidly preaching the gospel that contains the righteousness of God like this all over the world.
Many people become truly born again and receive new life and live the life for God’s righteousness because of one single book. One particular person who has been a Christian for over 50 years sent us his testimony that he received salvation from his sin after reading just one of our books. Such a prepared soul can receive the remission of sins just by reading one book of ours. But no matter how much one has read our books, someone who has many fleshly thoughts will always try to fight against us rather than to understand the gospel of the Truth.
Let’s praise the righteousness of God. And let’s believe the gospel of the water and the Spirit that contains the righteousness of God.
Halleluiah!