In the Bible we can see that many souls were led to salvation when they were given a wake-up call such as the cry of Jonah and the preaching of Peter.
Just as a rooster crows to announce the dawn and wake people up, God’s people should awaken this dark and gloomy world with the voice of preaching the gospel. Spiritually, this is the age of confusion and darkness. Unless we sound the wake-up call to the world, nobody will be able to spiritually discern this time. We have to awaken the souls who are in a deep sleep with a loud and clear voice, steer them away from hell where they are destined to go and lead them to heaven.
The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. … Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. …and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:1-17
God sent Jonah to Nineveh the capital of Assyria, telling him to shout out a cry of alarm to awaken the Ninevites.
The people of Nineveh were not looking for God and persecuting the Israelites. So Jonah thought that his life would be threatened if he went to Neneveh and preached God’s message to the people. He set out to flee to Tarshish. However, he went through a quite an ordeal because he didn’t carry out his task as a prophet entrusted with the mission to wake up the world. Finally, he repented and went to Nineveh to preach the message that God gave him.
Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. … On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” The Ninevites believed God. They declared a fast, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. …When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. Jonah 3:1-10
When Jonah proclaimed God’s message, all the people in Nineveh-the king, over 120,000 inhabitants and even the animals-put on sackcloth and fasted. The cry of Jonah awakened the spiritual senses of the Ninevites and led them to repent-ance, so that they could escape destruction.
The Bible tells us that unless we sound a wake-up call to the world, the world will be sleeping in darkness forever. However, if we give the cry of alarm, all the people of the world will wake up from the deep sleep of death. As Jonah led many to repentance, so did Peter; in a single day, he led 3,000 people to repent and confess their sins to God.
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. … Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Acts 2:14-36
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. …Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. Acts 2:37-41
Peter was moved by the Holy Spirit and boldly proclaimed the word of God. Over 3,000 people walking in darkness were spiritually awakened by his sermon and received Christ.
God has given us the task of giving a wake-up call to the world-the same mission He entrusted to Jonah and Peter. As God makes a rooster crow to announce the dawn, so He has given His people a special talent to awaken the world. We must not be silent but go and wake up the world, as God’s faithful people.
If Peter had not proclaimed God’s word and just kept silent, would he have been able to lead over 3,000 souls to repentance in a day? If we do not give a wake-up call to the world, people will not be awakened from their deep spiritual sleep.
“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. When I say to a wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself. …” Ezek 3:17-21
“… Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house.” And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. Go now to your countrymen in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.” Ezek 3:7-11
These words are given not only to the prophet Ezekiel, but to all people who believe in God. The saints who believe in God have been appointed as the watchmen of truth. Our task is to give a wake-up call to the world. When we preach the word of God, we must not add to or take away from it. Then we will be able to lead the world to repentance and salvation.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Rev 22:18-19
This verse reminds us of our mission to preach the word of God as it is. The world is full of darkness, being chained to Satan, so that people cannot know the true will of God. The saints of God must not leave this dark world just as it is, but awaken it with the word of God little by little.
When we preach the gospel to Samaria and the ends of the earth, the gospel will serve as a trumpet call to wake up the world. Christ is the greatest mystery described in the words of the gospel.
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. …the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col 1:23-27
We are living in the last days. To lead us on the path to salvation, God made known to us the greatest mystery, namely, Christ. It is the Bible that testifies about Christ (John 5:39). Therefore, any thought or philosophy of man must not be added. We have to understand God’s providence for the salvation of mankind through the words of the Bible without adding or taking away.
The Bible testifies about Christ-the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations-as follows:
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned …Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. Romans 5:12-14
Here “the one to come” means Jesus to come a second time. The Bible says Adam was a pattern of Christ. This contains a significant meaning. God created the first man Adam and made Eve from his rib. So when people talk about Adam, his wife Eve is automatically mentioned as well.
If Adam represents Christ to come a second time, whom does his wife Eve represent? In order to know about Christ-the mystery of God-described in the Bible, we need to find the answers to the following questions through the Bible: Why did God create Adam and Eve? Why did He make Adam a pattern of Christ to come a second time? And what relationship does Adam’s wife, Eve, have with Christ who is to come a second time?
Let’s see how the Apostle John describes Christ to come a second time, who is typified by Adam in the book of Romans.
Then I heard … “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Rev 19:6-8
The term “Lamb” in Revelation refers to Jesus to come a second time. The Apostle John saw through revelation the wife of the Lamb, the bride, as well as the Lamb. Revelation 21 describes the wife of the Lamb as follows:
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. Rev 21:9-10
The angel said to John he would show him the wife of the Lamb, and he showed him Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven. Let’s see what the relationship is between the heavenly Jerusalem and us.
But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. Gal 4:26
The Jerusalem that is above means the Jerusalem in heaven. From Trinity’s point of view, Christ the Lamb is our Father. Therefore, the Bride-the wife of the Lamb who is our Father-is our spiritual Mother.
We can reconfirm the existence of our spiritual Father and Mother through the records of the Creation with which God opened up His plan for the salvation of mankind.
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.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen 1:26-27
The God who created man was not one, but two-the plural “Us.” The Bible says, “God created man in his own image, the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Through these words, we can confirm that there are both male and female images for God.
The male image of God has been called “Father” for thousands of years. In Matthew Jesus taught His disciples how to pray: “Our Father in heaven …” (Matt 6:9). Then, what should we call the female image of God? In Galatians, She is called “our Mother.” The Bible clearly testifies not only about “our Father,” but also about “our Mother.”
The Bible says that the mystery of Christ has been kept hidden for ages and generations. The word “hidden” implies something that already existed. To understand the mystery of God is to understand the existence of God that has been hidden from ages and from generations-since the creation of the world.
Our physical life is given by our physical mothers. Likewise, our spiritual life, eternal life, is to be given by our spiritual Mother. Therefore, we must believe in both God the Father and God the Mother to gain eternal life.
Many religious leaders today exclude all the records concerning Mother and insist that God the Father alone made heaven and earth and created mankind. However, God says that if anyone takes words away from the Bible, He will take away from him his share in the holy city, the kingdom of God. Eternal salvation is given to those who trust God’s word, not men’s.
When we understand all these truths, written connectedly from Genesis to Revelation, we can give praise to God our Father and glory to God our Mother.
In Revelation, the last Adam-Christ who is the Lamb-appears, along with His wife. The Elohim Gods, who appear at the beginning of the Bible, reveal Their existence again to us at the end of the Bible and make known to us all the mysteries that have been kept hidden for ages and generations.
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 Lamb and His bride or wife in Revelation 19 and 21 are described as the Spirit and the Bride in Revelation 22. As the Spirit is Christ-God our Father, we can understand that the Bride is the wife of Christ-God our Mother who appears in Genesis 1.
God said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.” The terms Beginning and End refer to two points (termini). God is from everlasting to everlasting, so He has no beginning or end. Then, why does God say He is the Beginning and the End?
The Bible consists of 66 books. Genesis 1 is the first chapter of the Bible, and Revelation 22 is the last chapter of it. In Genesis 1, God the Father and God the Mother created man in Their own image, saying, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,” and male and female They created them. The Gods appear as the Spirit and the Bride in Revelation 22 and say, “Come to take the water of life,” and They warn us not to add to or take away from Their words.
We need to look at the words of the Bible just as they are, so that we can get salvation. The prophet Hosea lamented, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). As the people of Zion, we should always study the words of the Bible and obey the will of God the Father and God the Mother, in order that we may receive eternal life and salvation.
Those who want to live according to the teachings of the Bible must believe in God the Mother as well as God the Father. With this message, we should awaken the world. If we understand the mystery of God that has been kept hidden from ages and from generations, we should give a wake-up call to the world by preaching the good news to all people.
God has given us an alarm call to wake up the world. Just as a rooster crows to herald the break of a day, we have to awaken the dawn. With the voice of preaching the gospel, let us wake up this dark world. “Believe in God the Father and God the Mother and fear Them, and you will be saved.” Let us proclaim this message with a louder voice than Jonah and Peter.