In Open Bible Seminar, the chairman of Shincheonji said, “Now, there will be no single Korean left not heard about ‘Harvest’!”
Have you heard about ‘harvest’? Are you familiar with the word? If you’re a farmer, you will. Still, I’m not talking about the literal harvest. If you’re a believer in God, you should at least once heard about the harvest, especially if you’re waiting for Jesus’ second coming!
In Matthew 24, the end of the world comes when there’s the ‘harvest’. People always sow and harvest crops, so what’s different with this one?
As I mentioned, the ‘harvest’ here is not literally sowing seeds and harvesting the crops. It’s a metaphor about making God’s nation. This harvest can be done even in Alte Oper or Piedmont Park.
The history started from about 2,600 years ago. God told Jeremiah that the Lord will create a new thing on Earth (Jer.31:22) and to create a new thing, God will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals (Jer.31:27).
Then, after 600 years past from Jeremiah, Jesus came and sowed good seed as God promised (Mt.13:24) and Devil also sowed weed on the same field (Mt.13:25) and two different seed grew in the same field…for 2,000 years.
When the harvest begins, it’s the end of the age (Mt.13:39). Since good seed is God’s seed, Jesus and angels harvest only good seed and weed will be tied up in a bundle, burned at the end of the world (Mt.13:40).
At the time of harvest, believers in God should reborn with God’s seed and be harvested. People left behind in the field will be eventually burned, so it’s pretty clear which one is a good result.
Then, what’s God’s seed? How do we reborn? Should we go back to mothers’ wombs and born again (Mt.3)? (That’s a silly question to ask, but the teacher of Jesus’ age actually asked that.) God’s seed is also a metaphor. What’s with so many metaphors, right? God concealed secrets of heaven with metaphor (parables) or Devil might thwart God’s plan.
Because God’s plan is almost completed by fulfilling the prophecy, the one witnessed the fulfillment of God’s last plan – the Revelation – knows and teaches people about the truth. In Shincheonji Zion Academy, you can learn about the secrets of heaven, for free! (Meet the #OnlineBibleStudy!)