“Mother” has been one of the hottest topics in the mass media since last year when the whole world plunged into economic recession. It is “Mother” that comes to mind first when people are having a hard time. It is human nature to think that once they come to “Mother,” there is always something abundant that enables them to find a solution to their problems as well as comfort for their souls.
Sociologists analyze that this is the age of chaos and discord and the world needs feminism—especially motherhood—more than ever. All the prophecies of the Bible also definitely state that we need the love of “Mother” and live in the age when God the Mother is urgently needed.
In all ages and countries, the role of a mother is almost the same. When a quarrel occurs among children in a family, it is their mother who arbitrates between them in that quarrel. She stops their quarreling, reminds them of brotherly love, judges what is right and what is wrong to establish order and discipline among them, and instructs them not to fight again.
A mother is not only a mediator of peace but also a wise housekeeper. When her family is in an economically difficult situation, she tightens the belt and manages the family finances efficiently, reducing expenses and not wasting money on unnecessary things. By doing this, she feeds her children and provides clothing for them. She is the best manager in the family business.
To put it simply, a mother is the solver of all the problems that occur in her family. Although there is no reward or compensation for her, she is pleased when her children live in harmony and considers that as a recompense for all the efforts she has made up until now.
There are so many problems in this age we live in. As Jesus prophesied 2,000 years ago, discord between peoples and nations is occurring in all parts of the world and the world’s economy is falling apart.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “. . . Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Mt 24:3-8
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” Lk 21:34-36
Jesus Christ said the above words when the disciples asked Him about the sign of His second coming and the end of the age. “The anxieties of life” mean “worries about economic difficulties.” Every family may face financial difficulties occasionally. However, the anxieties of life which the Bible prophesies about do not only refer to the financial difficulties in individual families but to the economic crisis occurring throughout the world.
Since the beginning of the new year 2009, the conflicts between peoples and nations have been getting more severe. Moreover, the whole world is facing a financial crisis. All these critical situations or phenomena are caused by lack of motherhood in human society. In this prophetic age, who can help mediate conflicts among countries and find a solution to the global economic crisis?
When a family gets into quarrels or financial difficulties, the mother solves the problems. Likewise, it is God the Mother who the world urgently needs now. When the power of Mother is at work in the lives of people, the world will be peaceful and all the difficult problems will be solved.
Mother is love; She is the source of life and wisdom. Mother is the giver of peace who terminates all conflict and strife and the possessor of an indomitable spirit and sacrifice who patiently endures all hardships; She is the way, the truth, the hope and the object of faith for Her children.
God the Father has led the work of salvation for us for a long time, and now is the time for God the Mother to lead all the work of salvation. God has created a new thing on earth—what is to be done through God the Mother.
“. . . How long will you wander, O unfaithful daughter? The LORD will create a new thing on earth— a woman will surround a man.” Jer 31:21-22
Here, the word “surround” is translated as “protect” in Today’s English Version (TEV). From traditional society to this modern society, it has been generally recognized that women are weak and need to be protected and men should protect women. If a woman is able to protect a man, it is not as a weak “woman,” but as a “mother” who has the strong power of love.
In other words, the above prophecy shows us that a “new thing” God the Father will create is to reveal God the Mother in the world, who will protect human beings, carry them in Her arms and lead them to salvation.
In the past, women were considered as property of men, but the rights of women were gradually expanded and their social participation became active, and there have been plenty of female presidents and prime ministers in the world. This historical trend or periodic phenomenon is related to the providence of God. As God the Father has created a new thing on earth, the work of managing the world depends on God the Mother. A mother raises her children, manages her family business, mediates conflicts between her children, instructs them to live in peace rather than quarrel and to be considerate of each other rather than to be in conflict. By doing this, she leads her family. In the same way, it is God the Mother who leads the global family; all humans, as members of the global family, need God the Mother in this age.
Just as every problem that a family is going through is solved when a mother intervenes, all the serious problems that human beings are facing can be solved when God the Mother is received by all people. Now people hate one another, and terrorism and strife arise frequently around the world.
However, if the teachings of God the Mother, along with Her spirit, infiltrate the minds of all human beings, numerous conflicts will be solved and it will bring about true peace which everyone desires.
As the children of Zion, we should guide all people around the world to the right path with the spirit of God the Mother. Now, let’s take a look at some relevant teachings of the Bible.
. . . so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Pe 1:3-11
Faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love—all these virtues are the spirit of faith that God the Mother wants Her children to have. “Consider others better than yourselves.” “Serve one another.” When we inscribe these teachings of Mother on our hearts and put them into practice, we will be able to achieve all the virtues stated above one after another and participate in the divine nature.
Without the change of our personality, we cannot bear any God-pleasing fruit and will finally fall away from the faith. The people of Zion who abide in the truth of the new covenant should have the divine nature. With the divine nature, we should go to all people around the world, preach to them the good news of salvation through God the Mother, and give their hearts peace and comfort. The good news that brings peace is the good tidings described in Isaiah 40, that is, the gospel.
Now the world is earnestly seeking God the Mother. Let us go quickly into the world and let all the people know about God the Mother who dwells in Zion, so that in 2009 we can bear heavenly fruits abundantly and bring them into the barn of Zion. In order to do this, we should resemble the heart of Mother.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. . . . Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. . . . And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. . . . We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 Jn 4:7-21
God is love. Of course, love is also inherent in men, and God the Father is love, too. However, as the word “love” is regarded as feminine in all countries, God has planted the greatest love in the world, in the whole universe, into the heart of Mother. The One whom the whole world needs the most now is God the Mother who is “love” itself.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, . . . This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. 1 Jn 3:1-14
The Bible says that since we are children of God, we should love one another. When we yield to each other, compliment one another and practice love, following the teachings of Mother, people in the world will recognize that there are the true teachings of Mother that enable us to do so and will seek the heavenly Mother, won’t they?
So the Bible says that the beautiful acts of the saints become ornaments on the fine linen of the Bride (Isa 49:14-18; Rev 19:7-8). We, people of Zion, should become the salt and light of the world, so that all people in the world can be convinced of the existence of God the Mother through our good deeds.
When we just hear the word “Mother,” tears well up in our eyes and we feel a lump in our throats and our hearts begin to throb. It is probably because of the warm and gentle characteristics of Mother. Characterized by sacrifice, love and peace, Mother leads and protects all Her children with great care.
Love is the greatest characteristic of Mother. We should learn Her love.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, . . . If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, . . . If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. . . . And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Co 13:1-13
Let us save the world with love, following the teachings of Jerusalem our heavenly Mother. If all people in the world have the heart of Mother, there will be true peace on the earth. They will be filled with faith and hope for heaven, living in harmony and being devoted to one another in brotherly love. While they are doing so, the work of repentance to return to the eternal heavenly home will occur all around the world.
For this, we should first be born again. As the people of Zion, we should put off our old self and be reborn in Father’s law of truth and Mother’s law of love. In these difficult economic times, we should encourage one another with love and build each other up in faith; at home, husbands and wives are to help and support each other. By doing this, we should go towards the kingdom of God together, enduring patiently with the hope for heaven. To our family members who do not have faith in God yet, let’s give much encouragement, and let them know that the kingdom of God is a place where there is no hardship or quarrel but only joy and happiness overflow every day.
Many people are frustrated and disheartened because they think there is no other world than this one—there is no life after death. However, viewed from the universe, this earth is nothing but a tiny grain of dust. God has chosen us who live in such a low and humble place and made us heavenly royal priests and promised us eternal life in heaven, along with the heavenly blessings and rewards that will last forever.
Now there is a continuous wailing over economic difficulties, conflict and terrorism. We live in an age when God the Mother is needed. In every way, the world urgently needs the love of God the Mother. At just the right time, God the Mother has come, and calls Her children.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. Rev 22:17
The Holy Spirit is God the Father, and the Bride is the Wife of the Father. Therefore, She is God our Mother. Now, we, children of God, should preach to the whole world the good news that God the Mother has come to this earth, and whoever hears the message must come to Zion without hesitation and receive God the Mother. God is leading this new work and creating a new world. God the Mother embraces the whole world and leads all people with Her love. This new thing is now being done.
Whoever believes in Mother and follows Her teachings will reach the eternal world where there is no conflict or hardship. As the children of heaven, let us quickly preach this good news to Samaria and to the ends of the earth, so that we will be able to praise God our Father and God our Mother forever in the heavenly kingdom of peace, where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.