Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Christ AhnSahngHong and the New Name

When I first started attending the Church of God World Mission Society, I had MANY questions. This was one of the first questions that I had:


Again, I was amazed at how little I knew about the Bible and my Savior. In one of my studies, I learned about how the Savior's name changes with each age.

Matthew 28:19
19)Therefore go and make
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the on Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20) and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Jesus told us to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The name of the Father is Jehovah. The name of the Son is Jesus. But when I was asked during this study "What is the name of the Holy Spirit?" I was speechless. I never knew that they Holy Spirit should have a name--it makes sense! "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven..." (Ecc 3:1). Just as everything in life has it's time limitation, so does the name of the Savior. In the age of Jehovah, the Israelites called on the name of Jehovah. In the age of Jesus, the believers called on the name of Jesus. But what about us? We are living in the Holy Spirit age? Whose name should we call on?

Revelation 3:11-13
11) I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12) Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God: and I will also write on him my new name. 13) He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Those with a spiritual ear can hear and take to heart what the Holy Spirit is saying in the verse above. According to this passage, Jesus Christ with have a new name! Through the scriptures I have learned the new name of Christ-- Christ Ahnsahnghong. I am also learning the importance of knowing and not misusing the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong.

Matthew 12:30-32
30) He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. 31) And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32) Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

I was so excited about learning the truth about the new name! I always had a questions about the above verse. If the Holy Spirit just a "spirit" how could anyone speak against it? I realized just how important it is to know the name of Christ Ahnsahnghong--the Holy Spirit!

I cannot wait to go back to Zion and learn more about Christ AhnSahngHong!