The origin of WMSCOG Ascension day
The origin of WMSCOG Ascension day is found in the time of Moses. When the Israelites lived in slavery in Egypt, God listened to their prayers of deliverance from slavery. And God ended their slavery by sending Moses to them. This event is called ‘exodus’. While the Israelites moved towards their promised land, the red sea blocked their way. Moreover, the Egyptian army fiercely chased them behind. However, as it is widely known to most people, the red sea was divided by God’s mighty power. As a result all the Israelites could escape the Egyptian army and crossed the red sea without any harm.
When 40 days passed from crossing the red sea, God commanded Moses to go up mount Sinai. To obey God’s command, Moses went up to mount Sinai. After he listened to the words of God, Moses came down from the mountain and taught people the will of God. Moses told Israelites to clean their clothes and purify themselves by praying to God with humble mind until he returned from the mountain.
And after 10 days, Moses went up to mount Sinai again and received the ten commandments from God on the feast of Pentecost.
God appointed the 40th day on which Moses went up to mount Sinai to meet God as Ascension day and made it holy.
The Ascension day is a day of ascending to heaven
Exodus 12:2 This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
In the time of Exodus, the Israelites was given the sacred calendar from God. The month with Passover becomes the first month of the year. In sacred calendar, the Passover is the 14th day of the month. On 14th day in the evening, the Israelites kept the Passover and migrated to their promised land. The 1st day of the third month is after 40 days from crossing the red sea. In solar calendar, it would be early summer.
On this day, Jesus died on the cross and rose among the dead and on the 40th day he ascended to heaven.
He already showed his path through the path of Moses 3500 years ago.
The mission Jesus gave to his disciples was to preach the gospel to the whole world.
Matthew 28:16~20 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. …Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The WMSCOG Ascension day
The WMSCOG Ascension day is when Jesus let his disciples know his will. In other words, Jesus taught his disciples their missions. The missions given to disciples were to follow the will of God and receive the holy spirit, teaching people the will of God and leading them to the kingdom of heaven.
On The WMSCOG Ascension day, we can have spiritual body like Jesus Christ and have a hope of ascension. Also we should keep the last teaching of Jesus Christ in our minds once again. Just as Jesus ascended to heaven 2000 years ago, we ,his children, will enter into the heavenly kingdom. Therefore, 10 days of prayer from the WMSCOG Ascension day to the feast of Pentecost is the periods in which we should pray for abundant holy spirit strengthening the accomplishment of our last mission(preaching throughout the whole world)
Also we should teach and preach the gospel with holy spirit that we’ve gained during the prayer time(Ascension day~Pentecost).
The WMSCOG Ascension day showing how we can go to the heavenly kingdom
1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him….For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.
This is what will happen to us in the near future. 1 Thessalonians 4:13~18 testifies that we will ascend to heaven just like Jesus did so. We should keep heavenly hope deep in our hearts and preach the gospel throughout the whole world. Also we should encourage our brothers and sisters.
The Bible says that all God’s people will receive eternal life, glory and happiness. After death of disciples, however, the feasts of new covenant established by Jesus Christ were abolished by men’s will. As a result, people in dark age couldn’t keep the new covenant even though they wished to keep owing to the fact that all true churches and God’s people vanished.
Keep the feasts until the end of the day
If the second coming Christ hadn’t come to this world, we wouldn’t be able to keep the Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, the ascension day, the Pentecost, the feast of trumpet, the feast of atonement and the feast of tabernacle. For most people would think they are just Israeli tradition.
If God has commanded us to keep His feasts until the end of the day, we must keep it in our whole lives, we cannot decide whether we should keep His feasts or not with our mere thoughts and judgments for our thoughts cannot be higher than God’s thought.
Exodus 12:14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—- a lasting ordinance.
Have you ever imagined that numerous people worshiped our God on the air?
Christ Ahnsahnghong told us that this scene is the miracle of miracles.
It is hard for us to imagine that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother gather Their children together ascend to heaven.
Let’s pray that we may deliver the heavenly hope that we can be transformed into the heavenly form like Jesus and live in kingdom of heaven with everlasting joy and happiness to other people.