Now our brothers and sisters in Zion are putting their whole heart and mind into the movement of ten talents with faith and hope to please God by saving the whole world according to the prophecies of the Bible, and we are seeing the world being changed graciously through faith in Father and Mother. Especially through the Passover this year, God confirmed to us that everything was being accomplished according to the prophecies. Joyful news poured in from all around the world; each Church was so crowded with the members celebrating the feast, and a Church that had recently branched out with nearly 1,000 members celebrated this Passover with over 1,900 brothers and sisters—some of them even kept the service in the corridor and the yard while standing up. They called Mother and asked Her to expand their Church.
It is not only that Church, but so many of our Churches throughout the world are now asking Mother to expand their temples. This is proof that many people are streaming to Zion. All we did was just go and preach the gospel. Within just a short period of time, so many people have come into the truth. This shows that God is accomplishing the work of the gospel so swiftly. The world is gradually being changed through faith according to the prophecies of the Bible, and everything God has planned is being accomplished. Now, let’s confirm this through the Bible.
It is faith that is essentially required of gospel workers. Whatever is done without faith cannot bring about a change.
Mother has said that great gospel workers have great faith, and that great faith can bring forth a great miracle. Father also said, “Communism and democracy will attract the world’s attention, but when the work of finding the people of Zion arises throughout the world in the last days, it will surprise the whole world.”
According to the prophecies, the world is now abuzz. As the movement of ten talents is gradually speeding up, we continuously hear the joyful news that many people around the world are streaming to Zion after seeing the glory of Heavenly Father and Mother. All our brothers and sisters throughout the world are diligently preaching the word of God. Even through TV or radio, people hear God’s word; many of them personally visit the Church and receive the truth.
Let us preach the gospel to our hearts’ content, so that the whole world—the entire universe—can even be shaken and astonished. God is performing such miraculous works because our brothers and sisters in Zion have believed in the prophecies and followed them.
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.”Mk 9:23
A man brought Jesus his son who was possessed by a spirit, and asked Him for help. However, since he came to Jesus without faith, he said, “If you can do anything, help us” (Mk 9:14-22), instead of pleading, “Lord, please heal my son.” Jesus became grieved to hear him say that, and made him realize that “everything is possible for him who believes.”
‘Will this really come to pass?’ ‘Can the walls of Jericho collapse if we just march around the city seven times?’ ‘Will the Red Sea be divided if the staff is merely stretched out over it?’ ‘Can Jesus really turn the five barley loaves and two fish into enough food to feed five thousand people simply by praying?’
Those who look at everything with a doubtful mind cannot see or feel anything. However, everything is possible for those who believe and take action.
Our God is the Almighty who can do everything; nothing is impossible with God. The Almighty God is carrying out the gospel work in these last days, and asks us to do the work, giving us the power to do it. God has not entrusted us with what we cannot do. So, if we believe that everything is possible for him who believes and puts it into action, we will surely obtain gracious results.
Now the work of the gospel is being accomplished so quickly; something that once took a year to complete is now being achieved within a month, and things that took a month to finish is now being completed within just a week. As God said, “In its time I will do this swiftly” (Isa 60:22), Father and Mother give us faith, wisdom and power to preach the gospel, so that we can do everything through faith. As a result, people from all over the world, from every continent—Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania—are now being gathered into the arms of God our Mother.
Without faith it is impossible to be saved. So, Jesus grieved over those who did not have faith, and said, “Everything is possible for him who believes.” The Bible describes everything done without faith as sin.
But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.Ro 14:23
We should not have an unbelieving heart, ‘If you can, please help me,’ ‘Please do it, if it is possible,’ but should believe firmly that God is able to do it. When we do the gospel work with such firm faith, God will work the miracle of driving out demons and will also lead us to the world of eternal life, which is a greater miracle—the miracle of miracles. Without faith it is impossible to please God, but if we do things with faith, we can give glory to God.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.Heb 11:6-7
Without faith no one can please God. Let’s think about the days when Noah built the ark. Up until that time, he had never seen the whole world being judged and destroyed by water, but since it was the word of God, he believed that it would surely take place and prepared the ark. Even though it was not really easy to build such a huge ship in those days, Noah took action with faith. Today, the work of saving the whole world, which people have not even imagined, is being carried out more quickly day after day. God has granted us a precious mission this year, and is accelerating the movement of ten talents and the overseas mission as well. Believing that this will surely be fulfilled, let us proclaim the good news about God to the whole world—to every region of the world where the gospel has not yet been preached. If we participate in the work of world evangelism with the faith that it is accomplished through the power of God, not with our own ability, God will be pleased with our faith and will grant us the blessing of ten talents.
It was faith that enabled the Red Sea to be divided, and it was also faith that caused the fortified city of Jericho to collapse. And since the Israelites had faith, they were able to be freed from Egypt, where they had been slaves for 430 years. Looking back at the history of Israel, we can see that God turned even what seemed almost impossible into something possible when they carried it out with faith.
God manages and controls everything. Since God Himself is leading the work of salvation, we must remove all negative thoughts from our minds, such as: ‘It will be impossible,’ or, ‘It will be delayed.’ If we do God’s work, believing in the prophecies, God will fulfill everything according to our faith, sooner or later.
You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him. . . .Isa 40:9-11
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. . . . The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.Isa 52:7-10
The watchmen of Zion have been entrusted with the mission to proclaim the good news, “Our God has come to this earth to save all human beings. So, come to Zion to see God!” We must preach this beautiful news to Samaria and to the ends of the earth. We should tell all people around the world, “Come to Zion where God our Father and God our Mother dwell, and receive Them.” When we preach, all people will witness the work of salvation being carried out by God.
God’s work is to be fulfilled without fail. “Please come to Zion where God reigns, and receive eternal life by believing in God the Mother.” As this message of salvation is engraved in the hearts of many people, the amazing work of salvation is now occurring in every local Church throughout the world. Since God is personally leading the work of the gospel, nothing is impossible in Zion. Without forgetting that God gives strength to those who believe, we should believe in the prophecies and carry out everything, according to the teachings of the Bible.
The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be [“Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass,” KJV] and as I have purposed, so it will stand. . . .” For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?Isa 14:24-27
God made His prophets write the prophecies and hand them down to their descendants. All the prophecies are the thoughts of God. So God said that surely as He had thought, so it would come to pass.
The whole world will see the salvation of our God. God has already planned and prophesied it. Since God has purposed it, let us believe that it will surely come to pass, and participate in the work as the prophetic protagonists.
The New Testament also explains that the gospel work must be accomplished as God has purposed. Everything is possible for those who believe and carry out the work, but those who doubt and hesitate can experience nothing, nor can they feel joy in faith.
“ . . . but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”Mt 24:13-14
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Mt 28:18-20
Preaching the gospel of the kingdom to all nations—this work is being managed by Elohim who dwell in Zion. The people of Zion, who are moved by the Holy Spirit, are going out into the world and accomplishing the prophecies. Witnessing it, I am sure that the prophecies of the Bible are inevitable. “I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working” (Jn 5:17). Keeping these words of God in mind, let us believe that we are participating in the gospel work which Father and Mother are leading, and also believe firmly that God is opening the doors of all the people’s hearts.
It took several months or years to establish a Church before. Now, however, as soon as a self-supporting mission team returns after preaching in a region where there is no Church, Zion is established there. Why is the gospel work being carried out so rapidly? It is because God is accomplishing the work. God blesses Zion to be continuously filled with the members no matter how many branches it establishes, just as the jar of flour in the house of the widow of Zarephath was always full no matter how much flour she took out of it.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm.”Isa 60:1-4
“Then will all your people be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the LORD; in its time I will do this swiftly.”Isa 60:21-22
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders. Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down before you with their faces to the ground; they will lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”Isa 49:22-23
The Bible says that all nations will stream to Jerusalem, bringing God’s sons in their arms and carrying God’s daughters on their shoulders. According to this prophecy, many people are gathering to Zion and coming back into the arms of Father and Mother from throughout the world—from the five oceans and six continents. Even at this moment, this prophecy is being fulfilled. The Bible says that if we arise and shine God’s light, God will fulfill it swiftly.
“Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away. The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’ Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who bore me these? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I was left all alone, but these—where have they come from?’”Isa 49:19-21
It is prophesied that God’s children will say to Jerusalem Mother, “This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.” Even though Mother has prepared a larger place for them, it is soon filled with so many members and they ask Mother to expand their Zion again. The prophecies of the Bible are inevitable. Since there is such a prophecy in the Bible, we cannot help but receive such news and are continuously expanding the Churches throughout the world, according to the prophecy. This is the work that God is accomplishing in Zion every day.
Father and Mother said, “I will help you. So do not fear, but boldly go and shout aloud.” They even taught us what we should proclaim: “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. Beauty lasts for a moment and the span of life is transient. So believe only in God and be saved. Say to the people, ‘Here is your God’ ” (Isa 41:10; Isa 40:6-11). This is the message that Father and Mother told us to preach as much as possible.
We must move at the prophetic sound. With the firm belief that the way Father and Mother are leading us is the blessed way to find all of our lost brothers and sisters, let us adopt the prophetic way instead of trying to find another method, and carry it out.
Since the Bible says that everything done without faith is sin, we must carry out the gospel work with faith. I earnestly hope that you will all receive God’s overflowing love and blessings by preaching Heavenly Mother to many people according to the prophecies of the Bible, being always grateful for the fact that you have been called to the work of salvation which God is accomplishing.