Change of lineage through Jesus and the Holy SpiritPresentation Transcript
What’s all this stuff about change of blood lineage? Part 2
What is lineage? Great-grandparents Grandparents Parents Children Grandchildren Great-grandchildren Our identity is socially constructed by relationships Most signficant relationships are familial To reveal ourselves is to tell our story, where we come from Our identity comes from our lineage
What should be our lineage? Society Nation World True Love Child of God Husband Wife Family Way of life: living for sake of others Hospitality to strangers God is Love Life Lineage Identity God’s love fully expressed through Four Realms of Heart and Three Great Kingships Identity : “ God is my father” “ I can possess the love of God” “ I can inherit God’s kingdom” God
What is fallen human lineage? Society Nation World Corrupt Love Child Husband Wife Family Way of life: mixture of good and bad, selfish and unselfish Fallen nature Fallen traditions Identity: Confused “ People are deluded into believing that the lineage of the enemy is the lifeline upon which the world depends.” TF Satan
All people affected by the fall Lucifer “ Original Sin” Evil elements Descendants Adam Eve Children Evil elements Evil elements Evil elements
We inherited contradictory nature Original nature Fallen nature True love Selfish love Evil inclination Good inclination Born in the midway position Confused identity Changeable
Who has to do the work of eliminating the satanic blood lineage deep within man, which was inherited through generation after generation? True Parents. They must become one with the love of God and love the world as if it is theirs. Otherwise it is absolutely impossible to remove fallen nature and original sin. Therefore, parents of evil and parents of goodness have to struggle and compete with each other for love, but the love of the True Parents will endure. Satanic love will be removed from man; the blood lineage will be changed.
The Messiah may be able to remove the satanic blood, but you must attend and follow him so that he can do that.
Everybody has to carry his own cross. If you cannot fulfill that standard, you cannot be saved. You must be willing to face death itself. By establishing that absolute standard, your evil blood lineage can be cleansed. In order to have it cleansed, we must work and take action, not just talk about it or have feelings about it. We must do strong things, such as fasting and prayer, thus going through the boundary of life and death.
What is change of lineage?
Where is the change of blood lineage done? On the individual level, man has to go beyond the boundary of life and death. The individual has to go through life and death situations for the sake of God and the future dignity of man. (True Father, 1970)
Change of lineage through Jesus and the Holy Spirit
What was God’s original ideal? Mature Person Mind Body God Society Nation World Happy Family Adam God Eve Heaven Person Creation God
What went wrong?
Ideal and Fall God Man Perfect Person God Man Fallen Person God Man Satan
What were the results of the Fall? Sinful Person Mind Body Satan Society Nation World Fallen Family Adam Satan Eve Hell Person Creation Satan
Salvation God Christ Man Satan “ I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. I John 3:8 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men; the man Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 2:6
What is the mission of the Messiah?
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulders and his name will be called, ‘ Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace .’ Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time and forever more.
The Messianic vision
The Messiah comes to change the lineage God Satan True Father True Mother Eve Adam Child of God Child of Satan Rebirth “ Unless one is born anew, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
Complete salvation Messiah Spirit Body Spiritual Salvation Physical Salvation “ Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
The two possible courses Jesus Christ Lord of Glory Lord of Suffering Accepted Rejected Isaiah 9 Luke 1 Isaiah 53 God’s Will “ I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Matthew 9:13
A perfect sacrifice
He offered himself without blemish to God, a spiritual and eternal sacrifice; and his blood will cleanse our conscience from the deadness of our former ways and fit us for service of the living God.
Scourging of Jesus
He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
The crucifixion of Christ
And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You would destroy the temple and build it up in three days, save yourself.”
The last words
“ My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
“ Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.”
“ Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
Salvation through the cross Christians Spiritual Salvation Jesus Jesus’ blood on the cross became the price for the redemption of mankind. DP Level 4 p.59 God Spiritual Self Physical Self Physical Self Spiritual Self Satan
There was only one way to recover this lineage and ownership. This was the path to win the natural subjugation of Satan, to have Satan surrender voluntarily. It can only be accomplished by the power of true love, when we love our enemies more than we love our children.” True Father
Why did the cross becoming the redeeming condition? Jesus God Satan People Spirit Body Spirit Body Jesus People Satan God
Salvation through the cross Jesus Spirit Body Spiritual Salvation Physical Salvation “ . . . we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” Romans 8:23 Romans 7:21-25
If Christ had not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
I Corinthians 15:17
Establishes the Church Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Foundation for the Messiah Offering – Word Central person - Jesus Time period – 40 days Restored disciples Pentecost and rebirth
What happened at Pentecost?
Jesus sends Holy Spirit
Jesus and Holy Spirit became spiritual True Parents bringing spiritual rebirth
Spiritual salvation - enter realm where Satan cannot invade
The Holy Spirit descends
Spiritual salvation But to all who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 Believers Jesus God Holy Spirit
What is the process for the change of lineage in Christianity?
Living a Christian life
"Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"
He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'"
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?"
Luke 10 25-29
Who is my neighbour?
Parable of the Good Samaritan
Race, religion, nationality irrelevant
Love the main qualification for heaven
Neighbour is the ‘other’
Path of salvation
The path back
Recognition of het or harmartia
Missing the mark or target, go astray
An act, not a state of being
Breaking divine law
To return to God
Rectify wrong doing to best of ability
Can never be enough
An outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace
Human beings are sacramental beings
Invisible realities expressed through outward signs
Rituals are creative
Words can be performative utterance
Sacraments change a person
Sacrament through which a person is made Christ’s
Water - outward sign
Life giving, Cleansing
Church is the Ark
Crossing Red Sea
Slavery to Freedom
Death to Life
Buried with Christ
Resurrected with Christ
Gifts of Baptism
Sign of the Cross
Jesus’ victorious life
Receive a ‘Christian name’
God knows us personally
Member of Christ
Union with Christ
Metaphor of the vine
Child of God
New birth into God’s family
Brothers and sisters in Christ
Inheritor of God’s Kingdom
By making the indemnity condition of baptism by water, we can be spiritually born anew through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. EDP, 177
"Take and eat; this is my body."
“ This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
“ Do this is remembrance of me”
You are what you eat
"I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.”
Sacrament of Eucharist
Bread and wine
Body and blood of Christ
Com-panion of Christ
Share bread with Christ & fellow Christians
Sharing in the life of Christ
Drink from a common cup
“ I am the vine, you are the branches”
Christ’s blood, life, flowing through veins
Christ lives in me
By taking a piece of bread and a cup of wine at the sacrament of Holy Communion, we receive the precious grace of partaking in Jesus’ body and blood. EDP, 177
Sacrament of marriage
Sanctification of the union of a man and a woman for a Christian life together and for procreation
The spouses confer the sacrament on each other
Sacrament to restore chastity lost at the fall
Conditions for marriage
Both spouses are Christians
Freely entered in to
Service - Preface
In the presence of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we have come together to witness the marriage of N and N, to pray for God's blessing on them, to share their joy and to celebrate their love.
Marriage is a gift of God in creation through which husband and wife may know the grace of God. It is given that as man and woman grow together in love and trust, they shall be united with one another in heart, body and mind, as Christ is united with his bride, the Church.
Freely entered into
N, will you take N to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?
I, N , take you, N , to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God's holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
Exchange of rings
Heavenly Father, by your blessing let these rings be to N and N a symbol of unending love and faithfulness, to remind them of the vow and covenant which they have made this day through Jesus Christ our Lord.
N, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I worship you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Purpose of marriage
Place for conjugal love, mutual support and comfort
Proper place for sexual intercourse
For procreation and raising of children
When husband and wife are united in marriage, they are no longer seen as something earthly, but as the image of God Himself. St. John Chrysostom
Marriage and family
Marriage lays the foundation for the family which is a "home" or "domestic" church headed by nuptial priests—the parents.