Monday, February 23, 2009

The Family of God Linker...the Blood of Christ in Passover

If you saw in my last post regarding what makes up a family, you saw that there were two elements that make a family: mother and blood. In my last post, I mentioned about Mother God being the chief cornerstone of a family. Now, let's consider the other family linker that ties the family of God together.

Even if a child calls a man "daddy", but that child does not have the same blood as the man, can that man be that child's father? No matter how much the child calls the man, "daddy", the man does not become the child's father w/o the same blood.

The same idea can be applied to our relationship with God. Even if everyone in the world calls God their Heavenly Father, without having the blood of God, they can never be a part of the family of God. Do you know how to have the blood of God?

Luke 22:13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer... 19And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. 20In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."

It was on the Passover night, which is once a year, that God promised Their body and blood. If we receive the body and blood of God, THEN we can be related to God. Without keeping Passover, out relationship with God just cannot happen. That's why not every believer can go to heaven.

Matt. 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." (Only believers in Christ call Jesus 'Lord, Lord.')

Church of God World Mission Society believes in Mother AND we've received the New Covenant Passover from the 2nd Coming Christ Himself. We are sure that we are a part of the family of God. Are you?

The Chief Cornerstone of the Family of God...Mother

Have you heard before that all who believe in Jesus Christ are brothers and sisters? That would mean that every believer in Christ is a part of the family of God.

1 Pet 4:17 "For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?"

However, when we consider a family, there are two key elements that make the entire system: a mother and blood.

First of all, a family is built on the cornerstone, which is a mother. Even if a man is old in age, he cannot be a father if he has no children. But who is the one who gives birth to the children? It is the Mother.

Now if we are a part of the family of God, we must consider, since God is Our Father, who is Our Mother?

Gal. 4:26 "But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother...28Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise."

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Christ 2000 years ago, he referred to them as children of promise, but this only after mentioning that the Jerusalem above (heaven) is Our Mother. As children of God, believers in Christ, we must believe in Our Heavenly Mother Jerusalem in addition to Our Heavenly Father. If not, how can we say we are a part of the family of God?