The Bible prophesies that the Christ would come from the East when he comes for the second time. Where is the East in the prophecy? Let us first take a look at the prophecy of Jesus Christ. The first coming Christ came to the land of Israel and he was born in Bethlehem. Then was this just a coincidence? No, this happened to fulfill the prophecies of the bible.
Micah 5:2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
According to this prophecy, the ruler or the king of Jews must come from Bethlehem and to fulfill this prophecy Christ came from the land of Bethlehem. Therefore, the work and life of Christ was the fulfillment of all the prophecies. In the same way, the bible already prophesied that he would come for the second time and the bible also teaches us the place where he is coming from.
Lightning From the East
Matthew 24:27 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
2000 years ago, Jesus compared his second coming to a lightning that comes from the east. What is the meaning of this phrase? Lightning is bright light and according to the bible light represents words of God or gospel. So the lightning from the east means that he would come from the east with words of God and shine the glory of God in the gospel from the east.
About this Christ’s coming from the east, Apostle John also prophesied that Christ would come from the east, bringing the true words of God for salvation.
Revelation 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
Just before the destruction of the world with four winds, an angel is coming from the east with the seal of God to give protection from the disasters to God’s people. In the original Greek version of the bible, it says that the angel is coming from the rising of the sun, which means he must come from the east where the sun rises from to shine the land. Then who is this angel bringing the seal of God? To teach us who will bring this seal of protection, God gave us certain signs so that we can know who is it bringing this seal. This work of God’s putting his seal is happening after a certain event (After this). Then what is this event. In just previous chapter, we can see what the event is.
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
To let us know the time of his putting the seal, he gave a series of signs: the darkening of sun and moon and the fall of stars and figs. After the sun and moon lose their light, another angel is coming from the east to start to give the seal of salvation to protect the people of God from the disasters. To find out the time frame let us take a look at a mated verse because each verse of the bible has its own mate. (Isaiah 34:16)
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
2000 years ago Jesus also taught the same thing to let us know the time of his coming. We can see the same series of signs such as the darkening of the sun and moon, and the fall of stars as we have already seen in Revelation 16. And in Revelation after these signs, an angel is coming from the east with the seal of God to save them from the four winds. But in this book of Matthew Jesus teaches that it is he who comes at this time frame.
Matthew 24:30 “Then (or After this) will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
In the Book of Matthew Jesus says that the Son of Man (Jesus) is coming after these signs to gather his elect (his people) from the four winds (disasters). Therefore, the angel who is coming with seal of God in Revelation is actually Jesus who is coming for the second time as man in the flesh (or coming on the clouds) to give salvation to his people. And where is the place he is coming from? From the EAST. When Jesus is coming he is coming from the east bringing the seal of God.
More Prophecies Of Christ’s Coming From the East
In the Old Testament, too, God let us know the Christ would come from the land of East.
Isaiah 46:11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do. 12 Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness. 13 I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.
As we can see in the verse 13, this is a prophecy about God’s bringing salvation to his people in Zion and Israel. To fulfill this purpose of God’s salvation, he is summon a bird of prey or an eagle. But even though an eagle is very brave and strong, it cannot bring salvation to God’s people. Then what does eagle represent? Parabolically Eagle represent God himself. (Exodus 19:4, Deuteronomy 32:11) It means God himself is coming, but right in the next sentence he is summon a man. Therefore, we can conclude that to bring his salvation God is coming as man in the flesh, namely, as Christ.
The bible prophecies that Christ would appear two times, first for the forgiveness of sins and second for salvation. (Hebrews 9:28) And in this prophecy Christ is bringing salvation to Zion and we can say this is a prophecy about the Second Coming Christ. The Second Coming Christ must come to bring salvation. But where is he coming from? He is coming from the east and from the far-off land. Since this book was recorded by Prophet Isaiah who lived in the land of Israel, we can say that the Second Coming Christ must come from the one of the countries from the east of Israel, and also not from the near-eastern country but from the far-off eastern country.
Savior From the East Bringing the Living Water
In the Book of Isaiah 41 we can see the same prophecy of Christ’s coming from the east.
Isaiah 41:2 “Who has stirred up one (a man) from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow. 3 He pursues them and moves on unscathed, by a path his feet have not traveled before.
Who is this man summoned by God and what is the purpose of his coming? If we look at verse 17 and 18 of the chapter, we can see he is coming to bring the living water. He brings water as source of living water to give life to the dried and parched land. But according to the bible who is the only one who can bring the living water to give life to the soul of man? It is Christ. (John 4:14) Then is this prophecy about the First Coming Christ? No, as we have already seen, Jesus Christ came from the land of Israel, but according to this prophecy Christ must come from the east of the land of Israel. And also He must come from a completely different place where he had never set his feet before.
Far-off Land of East, Korea
Then what is the land which is located in the east? To find out this we must have a standing point. Since the earth is round, without a certain standard point we cannot tell the direction.
First, the book of Revelation was written by Apostle John and when he wrote this book, he was staying at the Patmos Island, sent as prisoner. And he said that Christ is coming with the seal of God from the rising of the sun. and the book of Isaiah was written by Prophet Isaiah from the land of Israel. And he said that Christ is coming from the east from a far-off land. Then what is this land of east where Christ is coming from? It is the land of South Korea.
If we look from the Patmos Island and the land of Israel where the prophecies were written, Korea is the land of the east they saw the Christ is coming from. Some might say there are many countries in the east of Israel. That is true. Even though there are many countries in the east of Patmos and Israel, Korea should be the land where Christ came from. We can find the reason from the purpose of his coming: He must bring the seal of God, the Passover of the New Covenant to give us protection from the last disasters and salvation. Then where did the seal of God, the Passover start from? From Korea, the far-off land from the east.
Christ Ahnsahnghong, the Angel from the East
Christ Ahnsahnghong fulfilled the prophecies of the bible and he came from the far-off land of East Korea as angel with seal of God. He started his ministry along with blossoming of fig tree (the idenpendence of Israel) in 1948 and preached the seal of God, the Passover until he ascended back to heaven in 1985 after fulfilling the prophecy of David.
According to the prophecies of the bible, when the work of putting the seal is over, the four wind would be released to destroy everything on this earth. Only those who received the seal of God the Passover will be able to escape the disasters and receive the salvation and enter into the new heaven and earth. Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem are calling us to receive the seal of God. Whoever listens to the words of God in the bible must come to the Spirit and the bride who can give us the living water of salvation.