칠십인 제자들을 보내시면서 "추수할 것은 많으나 일꾼들이 적도다!" (눅 10:2)라고 주님께서 한탄하셨습니다. 또한 "추수의 주께 간구하여 추수할 일꾼들을 보내주소서 하라"고 말씀하셨습니다.
우리가 위치한 미국은 모든 종족이 함께 모여 사는 곳 입니다. 마지막 추수를 위하여 우리를 선교 현장으로 보내주셨습니다. 우리가 살고 있는 L.A.지역만 해도 170여개 종족들이 살고 있습니다. 한국 교회만 해도 천 여개가 넘습니다.
"눈을 들어 밭을 보라"(요 4:35)는 주님의 음성이 더 가깝게 들리는 때가 되었습니다. 주님께서는 모든 사람들의 죄를 위하여 죽으시고 장사되셨다가 셋째날에 부활 하셨습니다. 미국에 사는 모든 그리스도인들은 모든 민족에게 복음을 전할 의무가 있습니다.
하나님의 교회는 그들에게 복음을 전파하여 모든 사람들이 구원 받도록 초청하기 위하여 세워진 곳입니다. 세상으로부터 하나님의 나라(Kingdom of God)로 초청해야 하는 것입니다. 죄와 사망과 저주 가운데 살면서 생명을 얻기 원하는 모든 사람은 누구나 회개하고 주 예수 그리스도를 믿고 그분을 구세주로 영접함으로써 모든 죄로부터 용서함 받아 성령을 통하여 영원한 생명을 얻어 교회의 지체가 될 자격이 있습니다. 동시에 모두가 복음을 전파하는 하나님의 사역에 동참할 수 있는 것입니다.
원하시는 여러분 모두를 초청합니다. 동시에 하나님의 사역에서 일할 수 있는 기회를 드리기를 원합니다. 하나님의 나라를 확장하는 주의 일만이 결코 헛되지 않습니다(고전 15:58). 세상과 정욕은 모두 다 사라져갈 것이기 때문입니다.
여러분 모두에게 주 예수 그리스도의 은혜와 평강이 있으시기를 기원합니다!
송요셉 목사 드림
Christ will destroy the devil through his own death and create new heavens and new earth
1-17-2021 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalms 91:1-16
Text: Hebrews 2:10-18
Title: Christ will destroy the devil through his own death and create new heavens and new earth
Before God laid the foundations of the world, He predestined to make Christ Jesus the perfect captain of salvation in order to adopt many sons through him and bring them into glory
” According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” ( Ephesians 1:4-5)
The sons of God are glorious children of God, distinct from the Israelites and Gentiles, and the bride of Christ chosen to help him to fill all things, as well as heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.
Apostle Paul testified of this:
” Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.…. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together..” (Eph. 1 :21-23, Romans 8:17)
Jesus Christ sanctified those who believed in Him through His blood, and gave His Spirit not to be ashamed to call them His Brothers, but made them members of the Church of God:
” By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.…. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. “(Hebrews 10:10, 12, 13, 14).
Because of the sin of the first man, Adam, all those who are born as his offspring not even committed the same sin as Adam, but all are born with the destiny to die like Adam. Apostle Paul testified of this:
” Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.” (Romans 5:14).
God made His only-begotten Son in the image of Adam,
Imminently coming Rapture and Seven Year Tribulation giving message unto the churches and the Jews
1-10-2021 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalm 91:1-16
Text: Hebrews 2:1-9
Title: Imminently coming Rapture and Seven Year Tribulation giving message unto the churches and the Jews
The books of Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, and Revelation are for the saved Hebrews and the unsaved Jews during the last days until the Great Tribulation after the times of the Gentiles ended and the Rapture. These are the words written to give the Jews and the Gentiles as a last chance.
After God saved the Hebrews from Egypt through Moses and gave them the law through the angel, he witnessed to them by showing signs, wonders, various miracles, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the apostles according to his will.
To save the Hebrews from the hands of the Egyptian Pharaoh, God set them free by bringing down ten plagues through Moses and Aaron. In addition, by dividing the Red Sea, God saved all of the Israelites, and the Egyptian soldiers left unto destruction leaving no one, including Pharaoh in the Red Sea. God also cut rocks into two to make waters like river for them to drink, so that millions of people and all beasts to drink. In addition, he sent down manna that is the food of angels from heaven, and blew the east wind so that quails fell like dusts for them to eat.
But millions of men, including 600,000 men, constantly complained and disobeyed God in the wilderness, and among the millions who came out of Egypt, only two of them, Joshua and Caleb entered the promised land, Canaan, and the rest of them fell unto death in the wilderness. God circumcised the children born in the wilderness to enter the land of Canaan. However, their descendants were also destroyed by Babylon by God, because they not obeyed the law that God gave but worshipped the foreign gods. God put them all unto the hands of Babylon as slaves for seventy years.
For four hundred years after the prophet Malachi prophesied, God had never spoken unto them at all. At that time, they were under rule of the Roman Empire and were forced to live under the curse until Jesus appeared unto them. . However, God had not forsaken them, but sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, as their King and preached the gospel of the kingdom to them. John the Baptist first sent to preach, then Jesus himself preached:
” From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)
However, they did not accept the gospel of kingdom that Jesus preached. Jesus called his twelve disciples and made them preach the gospel of the kingdom of heaven:
“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:5-8).
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Most Blessed One
1-3-2021 weekly messages
Meditation of the week: Psalms 91:1-16
Text: Psalm 1:1-6
Title: The Lord Jesus Christ, the Most Blessed One
In the first week of the new year, by realizing the mysterious words contained in the words about the blessed man in the first chapter of the psalms, we shall have a greater understanding of the mystery of the gospel contained in the psalms and learn more about the Lord Jesus Christ who saved us.
After Jesus’ resurrection, from what he said unto his disciples, we are able to learn the gospel in the psalms:
” And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And ye are witnesses of these things.” (Luke 24:44-48).
We need to ponder the written order of the scriptures to get a deeper understanding of who is blessed man. Chronicles is a book that records how the Israelites were scattered as captives in Babylon due to their sins. The book of Ezra records the reunion of the scattered people, and the book of Nehemiah the reconstruction of the city that had collapsed. In the book of Esther, Esther, a Gentile woman, married and held the wedding feast for seven days. In the book of Job, the time of Jacob’s trouble is revealed, when the Israelites suffered for seven years on the earth. Finally, in the psalms, the Lord Jesus Christ is revealed as the blessed man who judges the world and establish his kingdom.
We can also see that there have been a series of events in the past related to Israel. Jerusalem was devastated by General Titus in AD 70 (as in 2 Chronicles), and from that time on, the Jews were scattered around the world and wandered in the world. Eventually, the Jews returned to their homeland in Palestine by the Declaration of Belfour proclaimed in 1918 (as in Ezra), and in 1948 they built their country (as in Nehemiah).
Sooner or later, the Gentile church shall be lifted up to heaven in the day of Christ(Rapture) to have the marriage supper of the Lamb for seven years as Esther(Rev. 19:9). And in the earth, the Jews shall be persecuted by the Antichrist for seven years as Job(Rev. 12:13). At the end of the Great Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ the most blessed shall appear as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will judge the world and guide the remnant of Israel to Petra to feed them for 1260 days, and let them enter the his Millennial Kingdom(Rev. 12:14).
In the Hebrew Scriptures, Psalms are followed after Malachi. Malachi prophesies the words of the Second Advent of Jesus Christ and the judgment of God.
Creator Jesus Christ, the brightness of God’s glory and the express image of his person
12-27-2020 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalm 91:1-16
Text: Hebrews 1:3-14
Title: Creator Jesus Christ, the brightness of God’s glory and the express image of his person
When Jesus appeared to the world in the flesh, when speaking of God the Father, he said, “ God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24).
That’s right! God is not just spirit, bur he is a Spirit. We cannot dare to see with our eyes nor touch him. However, in order for God to deliver the word of truth to the sinners, he must appear in the image of Adam.
Therefore, Jesus, who was conceived by the Spirit of God and appeared as a man who was in the beginning as the Word, and who was with God, and he was God who created the heaven and the earth with the Father as well as all things on the earth(John 1:1-3). He is the brightness of God’s glory and the express image of God’s person. In other word, Heavenly Father had to be a man who could be seen and communicate with man.
Apostle John, who had seen Jesus closely and had fellowship with him, testified of him:
” That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)” (1 John 1:1-2).
Jesus also testified many times that He is the brightness of God’s glory and that He is the express image of His Person:
“ I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)… “ Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?“ (John 14:8-9)….“ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.“ (Matthew 11:28-29).
God said to King Ahaz, ” Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.” (Isaiah 7:11), ” But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. “(Isaiah 7:12).
God said through the prophet Isaiah to ask for a sign about how Christ Jesus, God’s only begotten Son,
The Coming of Christ (Second Coming on Earth) and Gathering together unto Him (Second Coming in the Air-Rapture)
12-13-2020 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalms 91:1-16
Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
Title: The Coming of Christ (Second Coming on Earth) and Gathering together unto Him (Second Coming in the Air-Rapture)
When the members of Thessalonians church heard the mysterious words in the gospel of grace received by Apostle Paul from Jesus Christ, they did not receive those in human words, but in the words of God, holding on to the hope in the words, and preaching the gospel with all their hearts in the midst of all persecution and tribulation.
Apostle Paul testified of the faith of them:
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. “(1Thessalonians 2:13)
When the members of Thessalonians church heard the mysterious words in the gospel of grace received by Apostle Paul from Jesus Christ, they did not receive those in human words, but in the words of God, holding on to the hope in the words and preaching the gospel with all their hearts in the midst of all persecution and tribulation.
God confirmed the words of Apostle Paul as the Words of God that are in his fourteen epistles.
The members of the Thessalonians church devoted their whole heart to the ministry of preaching the gospel that the Lord Jesus had requested, believing and waiting for the two kinds of hope that they had deeply in their hearts in the words they heard through Apostle Paul.
The two things they hoped for with all their hearts were the first one was to see the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the second to be eager to see the day when they gather together before Him.
Of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, they believed his second coming to the earth to judge them that not know him as well as them that not obeyed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in the flaming fire taking vengeance on them, and punish them with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power(2Thes. 1:8-9) They also believed that the Lord Jesus Christ would accomplish his will by establishing his kingdom on earth.
They also believed in the day of the rapture when the Lord Jesus Christ resurrect their bodies and gather together before Him who appears in the air. When Apostle Paul testified of two kinds of events in the day of the rapture.
As the first event, he testified saying, ” But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.“(1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).
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God made his Son the heir of all things
12-20-2020 weekly message
Meditation of the week: Psalm 91:1-16
Main scripture: Hebrews 1:1-2
Title of the message: God made his Son the heir of all things
Apostle Paul testified to the pastor Timothy about one very important thing to be a worker who is not ashamed:
” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.“ (2 Timothy 2:15).
In addition, when he wrote to the members of the Corinthian church, he reminded them that through the many generations there have been three different types of people living together in the world:
“Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: ” (1 Corinthians 10:32)
That’s right! God loves everyone in the world. He wants Jews and Gentiles who do not yet believe in Jesus Christ to know and believe in Him and have eternal life. When Jesus himself was in the world in the flesh, he testified himself saying, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). You did it.
Because of this, the words of God have been spoken to the Jews, some to the Gentiles, and some to the Church of God who believed in him and saved. In addition, there are words that have been given to people who have lived for generations over the past six thousand years to be saved.
The words recorded in the book of Hebrews speak to them saved by believing in Jesus Christ among the Hebrews about the things that are better than the covenant of God they received under the law. In addition, of The Great tribulation that the Jews, the descendants of the Hebrews who still do not believe in Jesus Christ, shall enter, and also of what they must do to enter Christ’s Millennial Kingdom.
When God had spoken through the prophets, He spoke several times. For example, when speaking to Abraham, when he was in the land of Babylon in Mesopotamia, God said to him:
” Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3).
When he finally turned to be 75 years old, he left his home town. God promised him that he would give him a son, but after many years he had not given him a son. When he and his wife Sarah were not able to produce children, God appeared to him, and said, his descendants would be more than the stars in the sky. Upon he heard the word of God, Abraham denied himself and believed him. I God justified his faith as righteousness.