About the East

The Bible prophesies that when Jesus comes to the earth for a second time, He will come in a cloud [in the flesh] in the same way He came for the first time. Therefore, there must be prophecies which testify where He will appear in His second coming. At the time of His first coming, it had been prophesied that Jesus would come from Bethlehem. Like this, the Bible also prophesies about where He will appear in His second coming. The Bible prophesies that He will be born in Korea, located in the east, at the ends of the earth.

The Second Coming Christ, Ahnsahnghong, was born, in the flesh, in Korea?the land in the east?in 1948, according to the prophecies of the Bible. How can we not bow down before God when every word of His prophecy is accomplished? We, the members of the Church of God, believe what is written in the Bible. We sincerely hope that you may recognize the Second Coming Christ, of whom the Bible prophesies.

Korea, the Country in the East, at the Ends of the Earth

Isa. 24:15-16 『Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing: “Glory to the Righteous One.”』

The above prophecy reveals that God’s chosen people will give glory and praise to the God in the east. When we read this chapter from the first verse, it is clear that this prophecy is concerning the last day?the last day when God will ruin the earth’s face and will burn up all of the inhabitants. When God banishes all of the gaiety form the earth, a certain group of people will shout for joy and will give glory to God, meaning that God would guide His chosen people on the last day, from the east.

Then, where is “the east”? First, we have to know the point of origin. Isaiah prophesied from the country of Israel. Thus, “the east” must be a land east of Israel: Asia. Among the countries in Asia, which country is located towards the east, “at the ends of the earth”? Russia is to the north, India is south, and China is Central Asia. Even Japan, though located in the east, is not a land at the ends of the earth?it is in the middle of the sea.

It is only Korea that is located in the east, at the ends of the earth. Thus, the Second Coming Christ is prophesied to come from Korea, in the east, at the ends of the earth. In accordance with the prophecy, Christ Ahnsahnghong came from Korea. The Church of God, departing from the fixed ideas of men, received Ahnsahnghong as the Second Coming Christ because He has fulfilled all of the prophecies about Jesus’ second coming. Everything stems from the boundless grace and love of God Ahnsahnghong.

God Will Come From the East

Isa. 41:2 『”Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him…”』

The above verse states that God “has stirred up one from the east.” Since it is prophesied that kings are subdued before “the one,” he must be a man of great power. Then, who is “the one”? If we read the same chapter, beginning in verse four, we can come to know who “the one” is.

Isa. 41:4 『”Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD?with the first of them and with the last?I am he.”』

The one whom God “has stirred up” is God, Himself. This prophecy means that God Himself will come in the flesh, from the east. “The one” who came in fulfillment of this prophecy is God Ahnsahnghong.

In chapter 46 of the same book, Isaiah, it is written:

Isa. 46:11 『From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.』

The prophet Isaiah recorded again about “the one” who would arise from the east, from a far-off land. In the Bible, a bird of prey?or, an eagle?represents God (Deut. 32:11; Ex. 19:4). Since this “bird of prey” coming from the east is described as a man who would fulfill God’s purpose, it is very clear that God, Himself, would come from the east as a man, in the flesh. The one who fulfilled this prophecy is God Ahnsahnghong.

Korea: The Holy Land

Although Israel was a small country 2,000 years ago, it was the holy land where God had chosen to come from. Likewise, although Korea is a small country at the ends of the east, it is a holy land, appointed as the place where God would come for a second time.

How blessed are those in the east, those who are saved from the consuming fire of God on the last day! The Bible says that these blessed souls will give glory to the God in the east, shouting for joy.

Don’t you want to belong to the group of people who will be saved on the last day, those who have received the Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong? He came from Korea, in the east, in accordance with the prophecy. Please break your fixed ideas and listen to the quiet, but strong, voice speaking to your soul. Ahnsahnghong, the Second Coming Christ, is calling to you.

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