Sunday, June 7, 2009

Christ Is the Reality of the Law

Hi poster, whoever you are seeking truth! Thank you for recently posting your question of what is the difference between the Passover celebrated in the Church of God World Mission Society and the other churches that keep the Passover.

In response, there are actually many churches that claim to keep the Passover at the appointed time, but they haven't always.

To us sinners, Passover means salvation because it gives the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Did you know that this Passover was abolished during the Dark Ages in AD 325? This is why it was prophecied that only the 2nd Coming Christ can restore it.

Heb. 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Looking at this verse, 2nd Coming Christ is coming to bring salvation. Why does the 2nd Coming Christ need to bring salvation again if He brought it in His first coming? It's because salvation is through the Passover. The Roman Emporer abolished the Passover through the Council of Nicea in AD 325, therefore salvation must be restored. Yet, we in the Church of God keeps the Passover now. How? If only the 2nd Coming Christ can restore Passover, who must have brought it to the COG? But who actually restored the Passover? It was Christ Ahnsahnghong, which is why we are able to keep it.

Another prophecy is that only God can restore the truth of Passover.

Isa. 25:6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove the disgrace of his people
from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken.
9 In that day they will say,
"Surely this is our God;
we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the LORD, we trusted in him;
let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."

The Lord will prepare a feast of the best meat and aged wine. However, on this same mountain, God will take away death forever, which is eternal life for us. In the Bible the only feast containing wine that gives us eternal life is the New Covenant Passover. Then on this mountain God will prepare Passover. Yet why is it called 'aged wine?' Wasn't the Passover abolished in the past? When it is restored only who can do it? Only God Almighty, the Lord. Yet Christ Ahnsahnghong has restored the Passover, therefore, His actions show that He is God.

Passover of course is the way to eat Jesus' flesh and blood, yes. However, we must also realize that the reality of the law in the Bible is Christ.

Heb. 10:1 The law (of Moses) is a shadow of the good things that are comimg.

Col. 2:17 The realities are found in Christ.

Gal. 3:24 The law leads us to Christ.

Yes, Jesus Christ is the reality of Moses law. However, who is the reality of the New Covenant?

Gal. 4:21 Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
24These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

More important than the act of eating the bread and wine on the Passover is the one whom it represents. 2000 years ago, the Passover represented the flesh and blood of Christ at that time. Now in the last days, who is the Christ?

2 Cor. 4:4 Christ is the image of God. (Did you know God has always had two images?)

Gen. 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

2000 yeas ago, as the Passover bread and wine represented Jesus body and blood, so the New Covenant's reality is the precious body and blood of Our Heavenly Father and Mother.

There are many churches that keep the Pasover ceremony because we cannot deny the Bible. However, without the Christ being there, the ceremony holds no promise and the feast only is eating bread and wine. More important than the law is Christ.