As always, please read Rev21 before listening to this lecture for a better understanding.
The lecturer today is Lee Ki-won, John Tribe Leader.
In Rev21, God’s promised new heaven and new earth are described. To this earth, Holy City New Jerusalem is descended upon and God will live with his people forever. The blessings that will be given to the one who overcomes are also promised.
From the very beginning of the chapter, the first heaven, first earth, and the sea disappear for good. This heaven is the heaven and earth of the time of Moses. The city of Jerusalem is in the spiritual realm and the physical realm. This means God had left 12 tribes of Physical Israel. Jesus had promised to go and prepare the place for you (disciples). Therefore, it’s called Holy City ‘New’ Jerusalem. This is a city that consisted of Jesus and 12 disciples. 12 disciples became the 12 foundation stones of the city, and it will descend upon the 12 tribes of New Spiritual Israel on the earth.
In Rev6, everything that existed from the beginning till now was ended. From Rev7, there’s a new creation: God’s kingdom. Just as Holy City New Jerusalem was created through Jesus, who is holy and pure, as well as the 12 disciples became the foundation stones, on this earth, the era before Revelation time comes to an end, and there’s a new era.
The disappearing sea is the world as described in Dan7:3, 17. In Rev13, the beast that has seven heads and ten horns come out from the sea. This sea means the world, the destroyer, and Babylon. The meaning that there’s no more sea is the destroyers are judged and disappear.
In the next verse, the tabernacle of God is with God’s people. The tabernacle of God refers to the Holy City of New Jerusalem. His people are the 12 tribes of Shincheonji (Rev7:15), 144,000 people, and the great multitude in white, New Spiritual Israel.
What happens if God’s tabernacle is with people? In verse 4, it says there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. This means death is over and eternal life is accomplished. This is the work of God’s restoration. In Gn6:3, God had left flesh because of their sins. When God left, death came to the world. In 1Cor15:27-28, it is said God has put everything under his feet. He wasn’t in the world. However, when all of God’s will is fulfilled, those who were born with God’s seed and harvested appear. 144,000 people and the great multitude in white are created. God will be with the 144,000 and the great multitude in white, the New Spiritual Israel, who are God’s people.
In verse 5, God says that he is making everything new. The reason why he is doing so is that the creation of God had been corrupted and changed into Satan’s image. Therefore, God is recovering everything to his image.
God introduces himself as “Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.” This means God prophecizes and fulfills everything. As God fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies through Jesus (Jn19:30), he fulfills the New Testament today (Rev21:6).
God also promises the qualification of his heir. It’s the one who overcomes. He will inherit all this and become God’s son. This is the one who overcame the group of the dragon in Rev12. The inheritance of the one who overcomes is the twelve blessings that were promised in Rev2-3.
On contrary, some people are judged. The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderer, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters, and all liars. Their destination is the fiery lake of burning sulfur, which is the second death. It’s parabolized people, but to sum up, they’re people who don’t believe in the physical fulfillment of Revelation, who received Satan’s doctrines, who followed false pastors, who made saints stumble in their faith, who testified false doctrines.
Now, the Holy City New Jerusalem is shown to John. The city was prepared like the bride of the Lamb. The reason why the city is the bride of the Lamb is that the disciples of Jesus’ first coming were like spiritual wives of Jesus. They received the seed of the word (Lk8:11) from Jesus. The angel showed this to John so that New John can create the same Holy City New Jerusalem on earth (Mt6:10).
This Holy City New Jerusalem coming down from heaven is an organization consisting of God, Jesus, 12 disciples, and martyr spirits. It has 12 gates of 12 pearls. Both 12 gates and 12 pearls mean 12 tribes. The 12 foundation stones are 12 disciples.
The length, height, and depth of the city are the same. It is said man’s measurement is the angel’s measurement in verse 17. They’re the 12,000 people from 12 tribes, 144,000 people.
Then, it is said that only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. The Book of life is the registration book of the kingdom of heaven (Rev3:5, 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 20:15, 21:27). The reality is the registration book of the 12 tribes of Shincheonji, where the church is led by the one who overcomes.
God had left the world in the time of Adam, then finally recovers the world after 6,000 years. The paradise where there’s no more death is fulfilled in new heaven new earth, Shincheonji.
The one who overcomes is the only one who had seen and heard the whole physical fulfillment of Revelation. What’s more, Shincheonji is the unprecedented place where it was created as it is in heaven.
Lee Ki-won, John Tribe leader closes the lecture by saying, “God and Jesus fulfill their prophecies whatever happens (Is14:24, Rev21:6). Believing in the fulfillment, that was fulfilled according to the prophecies, will lead you to the kingdom of heaven. I hope you all believe in the fulfillment that was appear today and go to heaven. Since we’re believing in the same God and Jesus and we read the same Bible, I hope all we go to the kingdom of heaven and live forever. We are one in God and Jesus. WE ARE ONE!”
Now, there’s only one lecture left! What a long journey, right? I hope whoever you’re reading this post goes to heaven and enjoys eternal life.
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