A few days ago, I went to the movie theater with my friends to watch the movie, ‘Assassination’ which had already recorded of the ten million viewers on Korea’s Liberation Day, August 15.
The day when I went to the movie theater, there also were a number of people who lined up to buy the ticket or to enter the screen hall of the movie theater.
The film, ‘Assassination’, was set in the 1930’s during the Japanese colonial rule over Korea. The main story was about the group of ‘Korean independence fighters’ who plot to assassinate some turncoats to join and collaborate the Japanese army that was searching for the Korean independence fighters, and some Japanese governors in the ruling class who was killing the innocent Korean citizens.
While watching it, I realized the cruel and miserable reality of life through the historical events seen in the film and I was moved by the words of the main characters.
One of the main characters was a turncoat, who once had been a Korean independence fighter and betrayed his fellows after he was caught by Japanese army and tortured a lot in prison.
Definitely he was nothing but a traitor, and he was no longer loyal to Korea because he left ‘the Independence Army’ and joined the Japanese army.
After being a traitor, he was willing to hand over the information about Korean comrades as well as the secret tasks of the Korean independence army and to backstab his fellow by taking money from Japan.
There were two things most terrible he had done; one was that he betrayed his own country and the other was that he missed the chance to repent.
Although the captain of Korean Independence Army provided the opportunity for him to turn away from his evil acts of treachery, he despised the captain’s advice and became worse spy.
I cannot forget his last saying at the scene in the film; he told, “I didn’t anticipate that Korea would get free from Japan. Only if I had known that Korea would be independent from Japan, I would never have betrayed my country.”
At that moment, I looked back on myself.
Am I doing well to fulfill the spiritual independence from this dark world, whose owner is Satan?
Now, I check up on my missions which were given by Christ Ahnsahnghong and Jerusalem Mother (God the Mother), to make sure that I am preaching the gospel, the New Covenant without ceasing?
Satan has been waging war against God as well as His saints.
Therefore we should all the more fight back it boldly.
Ephesians 6:12~13 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand firm.
Even though the turncoat made some excuse why he had to become a traitor and betray his own country; he did’t know that the day really comes when Korea would be independent, however I surely know the end of the spiritual war which has been waged by evil powers.
Only victory of God has been predestined from the creation according to His administration. I can see the ‘Spiritual Independence Day’ is coming soon.
The Lover of This World is the Spiritual Turncoat
How can I manage myself to win the planned victory? Jerusalem Heavenly Mother(God the Mother) has taught us that being friendship with the world is the spiritual turncoat.
Because this dark world is controlled by Satan, the evil spirits, if I don’t clothe myself with the teachings of Elohim God and gratify the desires of the sinful nature as well as set my mind on earthly things, I will be the slave of Satan, it is the very turncoat to join the schemes of the evil powers.
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
In the Bible, there were some foolish saints who didn’t endure the hardships and difficulties and went out of Zion.
They are the bad examples, not to reach heavenly country, because they must have forgotten the love and sacrifice that God laid His life down on the cross instead of them and the blessings of forgiveness of sins that God established the Passover of the New Covenant by shedding His blood and tearing His flesh.
The most unpleasant case was Damas.
2Timothy 4:10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me.
Christ Ahnsahnghong already told us about the planned victory as follows:
“The Dark Ages began; whoever kept the Passover was regarded as a heretic and was given a decision by the Inquisition and even put to death. Those who loved the truth and obeyed it, worshipped at their houses in secret, and many of them were detected and handed over to the Inquisition. They moved about to keep their faith and became hut-dwellers to worship.
Afterwards they fled to the desert, but even there they were not safe, and many of them lived alone in abandoned houses or in caves, leading an ascetic life. Even though they were hated and regarded as being nameless by the world, the crown of life in heaven is shining on them.
The Dark Ages is over: the long period of 1260 years has passed away fleetingly.
Those who rejected the truth to get a physical victory during the Dark Ages are confined in prison, while the saints who laid down their lives for the truth are being appreciated for their troubles and given admiring cheers in heaven now(ref. Rev. 6:9~11). Their troubles are really praiseworthy. They have become the true witnesses to those who have received the truth of the new covenant. O warriors of the truth! Where did your spiritual power come from?
You were despised by people, but appreciated by God! Your troubles have become a great help to us.
You took pains and fell asleep early, but you will appear as glorious angels in the morning of resurrection!”
(The Mystery of God and the Spring of the Water of Life, Chapter 9: The History of the Past Is a Shadow of the Things to Come)
We are also the warriors of the truth in this last age. Where will we be in the future?
Absolutely in heaven, certainly with Heavenly Father and Mother; Christ Ahnsahnghongand Jerusalem Mother (God the Mother).
Therefore we must believe that our labor in Elohim God is not in vain and encourage each other looking forward to the planned victory until the end.