God Almighty governs life, death, fortune and misfortune of all human beings. He blesses those who obey His word and punishes those who do not. Blessings are promised for those who make God their treasure and follow all of His teachings (Dt 30:15–16; Job 22:21–28).
As the children of heaven, let us firmly believe that everything God has planned will go well as He has promised and force our way into the kingdom of heaven, so we can receive all the blessings God will give us. As the people of Zion who have been blessed earlier, let us also share our blessings by preaching the good news to the seven billion people who have not yet received God’s grace because they do not know the way to God’s blessing.
In the Bible there are many people who were greatly blessed by following God’s will completely. One of them is David who was recognized by God as “a man after My own heart.” David realized that all the blessings he had enjoyed were from God, and praised God in the presence of the whole assembly.
David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all . . .” 1 Ch 29:10–16
Just as David said, all greatness, power, glory, majesty and splendor belong to God, and in His hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Everything we do ultimately depends on God. If we do something without God’s blessing, it leads to ungracious results. However, if we do it with faith and God’s blessing, it always brings forth good results in the end, although there are difficulties along the way.
David knew this fact very well, and he told his son Solomon to observe God’s words in his last will and testament.
When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go . . .” 1 Ki 2:1–3
If we follow God’s words with the belief that all blessings come from God, just as David did, we can prosper in whatever we do and wherever we go. Moses also told the Israelites the same thing.
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God . . . You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you . . . The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you . . . The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them. Dt 28:1–14
In regard to those who are blessed by God, the Bible says that God will make them the head, not the tail, and that all the peoples on earth will fear them when they see them. God has certainly promised that He will make them His holy people if they fully obey Him and carefully follow His commands, and that He will set them high above all the nations and bless them in everything they do.
If we engrave God’s blessings in our hearts and observe all the words of God always with gratitude, we will also be blessed when we come in and blessed when we go out. God has given us great blessings. As people of Zion, we must always follow God’s words, so we can all receive more abundant blessings from God now and forever.
We, God’s children, have received overflowing blessings. God has given us tremendous blessings and told us to go to Samaria and to the ends of the earth and to deliver these blessings to all people.
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
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mk 16:15–16
Before His ascension, Jesus asked His disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” The same words are recorded in Mark: “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
These words do not only refer to the disciples of Jesus at His first coming, but they apply more to us who are living in the age of the Holy Spirit when baptism should be done in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. If we go into all the world and preach the good news to all people, those who accept it will be saved. The Bible shows that when we preach the gospel, those who believe and are baptized will be saved, but those who do not believe will be condemned.
The word “gospel” means “good news.” The gospel is the good news of salvation that sinners can receive the forgiveness of sins and go to their heavenly home. For humans beings who are destined to die as a result of committing sin in heaven, there is no greater blessing than the good news of salvation, isn’t there?
So, preaching the gospel is an act of sharing blessings with others. The gospel, which Christ told us to preach to all nations of the world, provides the way of salvation for dying people. We, people of Zion, are making efforts to preach this good news to seven billion people. Indeed, we are the ones who deliver blessings.
Doesn’t it bring great joy and pleasure to our hearts to share something good with our neighbors? Sharing heavenly blessings with others brings us even greater joy; it is beyond all compare. Since we have been entrusted with the mission of delivering blessings to all people in the world, we need to take more pride in our mission and make every effort to peach God’s word.
Mother has given us a holy command to preach the gospel to seven billion people all around the world. Today, like every other day, Mother bestows blessings on us through prayer. Let us believe that God’s words of blessing will surely be fulfilled and do our best to carry out our gospel mission to share blessings with others by depending on God’s words, just as Peter let down the nets by relying on Jesus’ words.
Through the Bible, let’s see what right God has given us to enable us to deliver blessings to the whole world.
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.” Eze 3:17
To those who deliver blessings, God says, “Hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.” In other words, God tells us to warn people by preaching His word to them on His behalf. How great our duty is to act on behalf of God!
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Co 5:20
The Bible refers to the members of the early Church, who even risked their lives to preach the gospel, as “Christ’s ambassadors.” An ambassador is an official envoy sent by the king to a foreign country on behalf of his country. With full authority to represent the head of state, the ambassador conducts diplomat businesses in another country and speaks for his own country. This precious duty has been given to us.
Since we have received the mission of preaching the gospel, we are heaven’s ambassadors who convey God’s will and deliver blessings to the whole world. The blessings we deliver are directly related to the forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life. So, we should preach this precious good news to everyone. With gratitude to God for entrusting such an important duty to us, we must not neglect to deliver God’s blessings to others.
Let us fully preach the words of life and blessing to people in countries and regions across each continent, so the whole world can be blessed by God. On God’s behalf, let us deliver God’s blessings to whomever we meet; we should preach to all seven billion people around the world, including our family members, neighbors, colleagues, and other acquaintances around us. By doing so, let us fulfill our God-given duty faithfully.
God wants us to give all people warning from Him. Then, what kind of message should we convey to them, as those who deliver God’s blessings? Let’s find the answer given by God.
A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” 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!” Isa 40:6–14
To those who bring good tidings, God says: “Do not be afraid, but lift up your voice and cry out, ‘Here is your God!’ ” As those who deliver God’s blessings, what we should shout is the message of life: “Come to God and receive salvation!” Changes come to those who meet God, just as Moses’ face shone brilliantly after he met with God (Ex 34:29–30). Those who accept Christ—God who has come to this earth in the flesh—will be born again as God’s children and receive the blessing of eternal life (Jn 1:10–14; Rev 22:17).
At the time of the early Church, when Paul and Silas preached the good news that God came to this earth, saying, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household,” then the jailer and his entire family received Christ (Ac 16:25–34). In this age of the Holy Spirit, too, when we tell the whole world that God has come to this earth again to save us, many people will accept God the Father and God the Mother and receive Their blessings.
In a children’s story, the door to the cave where the treasures are hidden can only be opened by the exact shout of the words “Open, Sesame!” Let us open the door of people’s hearts that have been tightly shut, by preaching God the Father and God the Mother who are the master key to the gospel. As those who deliver blessings, let us think carefully about how we should share blessings with many people around us every day, and accumulate the blessings we receive through God’s word, so we can open the bundle of blessings and preach the good news of salvation to everyone we meet, anytime and anywhere.
Go has reserved for those who deliver blessings a greater position than that of a heavenly ambassador—the royal priesthood of heaven. Looking forward to the greater blessings God has prepared for us, let us share God’s gracious blessings with all people in the world, so that they can participate in salvation. Now is the time for us to shout together. I earnestly ask you all to bear abundant fruits of the gospel and receive many blessings of heaven by sharing this good news with all people, shouting, “Come to the Spirit and the Bride and receive the blessing of eternal life!”