Hidden Manna And Salvation–The bible says that people of God who are living in the life of agony and death will receive salvation and go to the heavenly country. For this reason, as people of God we have to know who our God the Savior is and how does He give us salvation.
To understand the work of salvation of God we have to have the knowledge of the bible. And the bible says God gives his people salvation through the manna, the bread from heaven.
Manna, Bread From Heaven
Hidden Manna And Salvation–When the Israelites were walking in the desert for 40 years, they were lacking nothing. It is unbelievable considering the number of people who were walking in the desert. Since patriarchs were 600,000, the number of people including all other family members could have been easily over 2 million. How could they survive in the desert?
At the beginning of the journey, when the Israelites cried out to God for the lack of water and food, God promised them that He would “rain down bread from heaven” that they may live on it. They named the bread “manna.” (Ex 16:4, 31)
Nehemiah 9:15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.
Manna means “bread from heaven” which God gave the Israelites in the desert so that they can feed on it. Through this bread they could gain life in the desert. God called this manna as “glory of the Lord,” (Ex 16:7) because God was giving them life or salvation in the desert.
Spiritual Manna, True Bread From Heaven
Hidden Manna And Salvation–The bible says that what was done in the Old Testament was a copy and shadow which foreshadowed what would be done in the New Testament. Just as there are physical Israelites, there are also the spiritual Israelites. (Rom 2:28) The physical Jews walked in the physical desert. Their life was hard and difficult because many things were lacking. In the same way, as spiritual Jews we are living in the spiritual desert of faith where we face hardships and difficulties all the time.
In the life of desert, God gave Israelites manna, bread from heaven for their life. And the bible teaches that God would give spiritual manna to us who are living in the life of faith in the spiritual desert. Then what is the spiritual bread that we must eat to receive salvation? And who is the one who can give the spiritual manna for our salvation? In the desert, manna was the representation of the glory of God. Also God said that he would not yield his glory to anyone. (Isa 42:8) Therefore, the only one who can show the glory of God is only God himself. This means that it is only God who can give manna (the glory of God) to people.
Jesus Giving Spiritual Manna
Hidden Manna And Salvation–Then who gave the spiritual manna to the people of God? 2000 years ago, Jesus came down to the people of God and gave them manna for their salvation. In the Book of John, Jesus taught his disciples that he is the bread from heaven or manna that they must eat to receive life. Jews of the time sought a sign from Jesus so that they could know that he was the Messiah or Savior. As the sign of Savior, specifically, they asked him to give them “the bread from heaven” that could give them life.
In answer to their request, Jesus taught them that he could give them manna the true bread from heaven that would give them eternal life.
John 6:32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”…..35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. … 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Bread From Heaven For Eternal Life
Hidden Manna And Salvation–Jesus said that he is the bread from heaven and whoever ate the bread would live forever. And also he taught them how to eat the bread from heaven, the spiritual manna.
John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Through these teachings of Jesus Christ, we can know that he was the spiritual manna the bread from heaven. And by eating his flesh and blood, we can eat manna for the spiritual life. As we have seen in many other different places, the only way we can eat his flesh and drink his blood is the Passover bread and wine. The Passover is actually the ceremony of eating spiritual manna for the eternal life in heaven. And Jesus was God himself who came down to this earth to shine the glory of salvation through the spiritual manna. (Isa 42:8)
Hidden Manna And Salvation
Hidden Manna And Salvation–Even though Jesus shone the glory of God through the Passover 2000 years ago, the light of glory of God was taken away from people in 325 AD. At the Council of Nicaea, Emperor Constantine abolished the Passover and replaced the Passover with a pagan custom of Easter in the excuse of commemorating Jesus’ resurrection. Because of this event, the manna became hidden and people could not eat the manna or the bread from heaven to receive eternal life.
However, the bible says that this hidden manna would be revealed in the last day to give us salvation again. Then who would bring this manna? It is Christ only who can bring the manna. It has always been God who could bring the light of salvation just like Jehovah in the Old Testament and Jesus 2000 years ago. And it would be the same in the last days. The Jesus would come back the second time to bring salvation. (Heb 9:28) Then how would he bring salvation? By restoring the manna or the Passover so that we can receive eternal life.
Revelation 2:17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Christ teaches us that in the last day he would come back again with a new name. And also he would bring the manna back and give it to the people of God who are victorious.
Hidden Manna and Christ Ahnsahnghong
Hidden Manna And Salvation–Then according to the prophecies of the bible who brought back this manna again to us. If we look at the history of the church, there were some churches that restored a certain part of the truth. After the reformation, the baptism and the Sabbath got restored. But nobody could restore the lost truth of the new covenant Passover and other festivals of God. The reason is obvious. It is because this can be done by Christ or God who is coming as man in the flesh can do according to the prophecies of the bible.
The glory of God’s salvation can be revealed by God himself only. Finally, in 1964 people started to keep the Passover in the “World Mission Society Church Of God” or aka, “WMSCOG,” “Church Of God”. Then how could they keep the Passover? It was because one man restored the Passover of the new covenant. He was Christ Ahnsahnghong. Then who would Christ Ahnsahnghong be who revealed the glory of God through the hidden manna? He is none other than God himself. Even though he appeared as man for the second time, he is God who came to bring us salvation. (Isa 25:6-9)
Now let us keep the Passover by accepting the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong. The Passover is the ceremony through which we can eat the hidden manna, the flesh of Christ which God gave for the life of his people. And also let us realize that God the Mother is the reality of the manna, Christ’s flesh and blood. And she is the spiritual Eve who is the Mother of all the living who can give us eternal life.