Sermons & New teachings
Sermons and messages preached by Pastor Jung Myung Seok. Teachings that allow people to understand God in an easy and relatable way. Sermons were inspired by the bible and through taking action of the word taught by the Lord during his prayer life. He taught these words to people of different age and nationalities and helped many to resolve their doubts and questions about God and the bible. These teachings are not merely concepts but clear explanations of how to exercise faith in daily life. Taking on the Lord’s mentality, he shepherds and guide lives with only the purpose of bringing more people into God’s history, a time period of believing and loving God as a spiritual bride.
May 19 2017
There was one time, someone asked something from me. It was an item that I needed and therefore I was reluctant to give it to him. Upon hearing his request, I thought, “If I give it to you, I won’t have any to use. Why should I give the item to you when you didn’t help me with anything before?” I couldn’t find a reason to give the item to him. However, he was rude and persistent and kept demanding the item from me. I was irritated by his actions. At that moment, I recalled the teachings in the bible. God taught us that we should reward people only according to their deeds. While pondering on these words, I decided to keep the item for myself.
Not long later, I received several hardships due to this incident. I asked the Lord in prayer if I had done something wrong and He replied me through inspiration, he said: “Why didn’t you obey my word? Didn’t I tell you to give even your robe if someone asks you for your tunic?”
At that moment, I recall the words that the Lord spoke of in the bible:
And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.
The Lord continued, “Didn’t you promise me that you will live according to My Words in the bible? You have kept even harder commandments of loving your enemies during the Vietnam war but why couldn’t you do the same this time? You suffer losses because of something trivial, your actions saddens my heart. If you gave it when he asked for it, you would have become a person who kept my words. You should also give while thinking about my words correctly. Eventually, the act of giving will be beneficial for both of you.”
Because I only took action upon the words in the bible while understanding it only partially and judged with my own thoughts, I was rebuked by the Lord.
The Lord then asked me, “Wouldn’t you have given it if you thought they were people you love?” I replied “Yes. If one of my disciples asked me for that, I would have given it to them no matter who they were.” The Lord continued, “Didn’t I also say not to love just the people you love but people you don’t love?” Upon hearing his words, I lowered my head in embarrassment.
While reflecting on my actions, I saw my own contradictions and that I was only focusing on the words in the bible that said, “Reward people according to their deeds.” while asserting my own perspectives. Through this incident, I realized that I must read and understand all of the Lord’s words and do what is appropriate at each moment.
A person needs to be equipped with the Lord’s heart of generosity, the willingness to give whether
the item is big or small. People who love their brother, sisters and people around them as if they were the Lord, are people with good and righteous hearts. When I realized this and took action upon the word after correcting my perspective and gave the item to him, the Lord was happy and through this person, I received much help too.
Everyone, you should not reject someone who asks you for something but give grace to them without finding fault. Always look at God’s word in its entirety, pray and receive God’s wisdom before you act. I want you to help one another even to the extent of the people you have a conflict with. Wake each other’s faith and help each other thinking that you are doing it for God, Holy Spirit and the Holy Son. The Lord delights when you obey his words with a kind and sincere heart.
May 13 2017
There were many rumours and movies that depict the year 2012 to be the year when the end of the world would happen. These rumours came from different sources. Some said the prophecy came from the Mayan Calendar, while most people relate the event “the end of the world” from the bible.
Christians believed that the end of the world signifies the return of the Lord Jesus, as promised in the bible. At the time of His return, the world will be destroyed and people who believed in the Lord will be raptured up to the heavens when he returns.
What exactly is the bible prophesying about? Will the people, who are prepared, really rapture into the air?
Understanding correctly what Rapture is
Thessalonians 4: 16-17 – 16
16 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. 17 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.
Without proper understanding and knowledge of how the bible was written, most people would read the scripture and believe it in a literal manner. Thus, portraying the bible to be mysterious. However, in reality, the lack of understanding became a stumbling stone for most Christians as it led people thinking that faith is not real, resulting in a sense of disappointment and discouragement.
1 Corinthians 15: 50 – 54
“ I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.”
In 1 Corinthians 15: 50 – 54, it was recorded that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore, dismissing the theory that human being’s physical bodies could enter Heaven.
Acts 1: 8 – 11
“This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go to heaven.”
In the New Testament, the Lord rose to the Kingdom of heaven in the spiritual body. In the same way, He will come back in spirit at the Second Coming. The people who were waiting would receive the Lord and the Rapture in the spirit. Thus, the proper way of understanding the Rapture is the process in which the people who were waiting ascends in spirit to meet with the Lord in heaven.
However, many people have misunderstood this and thought that it is the body that rise up to the sky to rapture. However, the rapture that Apostle Paul has talked about is not referring to the rapture of the physical body. It is referring to the spirit that will go up to the Kingdom of heaven.
Because only spirits can become one with spirits, spirits of heaven cannot become one with the physical body. Hence, the body cannot go to the spiritual world – the Kingdom of heaven. Only the spirits who have completely changed will be able to receive the Second Coming
The Lord taught the Teacher: the body on earth has to listen to the Holy Son’s Words of the time period, and allow the mind, thoughts and soul to change. Also, the body has to take action according to the words, accumulate righteousness, and the spirit will change with the righteousness. You can receive the Second Coming of the Lord, only after knowing clearly through listening and learning the words of the new time period, take action and have changes in your soul and spirits This concept is the same as this:
When we eat fruits and other kinds of food, our bodies will absorb the nutrients and grow flesh and bones. In the same way, the spirit absorbs the righteousness that is gained by the body and changes after receiving the body’s thoughts, heart and mind. When the Lord comes, the spirits that have changed in this way will rapture and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The body has to listen and take action on the words of the Lord, change all imperfections completely and polish oneself perfectly. Then, the spirit will absorb all the thoughts and actions of the body. Only spirits who have changed completely in this way can walk together with the Lord, become one with the Lord’s love and truth, live happily in heaven in spirit with their physical bodies on earth.
Feb 20 2017
Pastor Jung Myung Seok delivered a powerful sermon about how we can live our lives full of flavour.
“There must be a Will, and you must also like it.”
As long as we have the desire and it is something we like, we are willing to travel even if it is very far away. Even if it’s the Will, it is very important that human beings like it as well, otherwise we will eventually separate from it. For example, even if a man owns a grand mansion in the countryside, he will not live there if he prefers the bustling city life.
Pastor Jung then explained that it is the same in our life of faith. No matter how great God’s Will for human beings is, we have to like it, in order for us to not go on separate paths away from God. Sometimes, there are hardships or difficulties in the process of following God’s Will, but the result will be beautiful, majestic, and wondrous when it gets eventually fulfilled.
Before being developed
Pastor Jung said that his hometown Wolmyeongdong is such an example. Before development, Pastor Jung left Wolmyeongdong because it was full of thorn bushes and he disliked it.
However, since God revealed His Will to build the ‘Natural Temple’ there, Pastor Jung returned to his hometown and commenced construction. The final result of Wolmyeongdong today has become a majestic ‘Natural Temple’ full of elegance and grace where people from around the world come to visit in droves.
After being developed
To develop our lives into beautiful, wondrous and majestic ones, just like the Natural Temple of Wolmyeongdong, Pastor Jung reminded us that we ourselves have to like God’s Will. In our lives too, we have to love God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son so that we do not separate from them. It is only when we like and love <the Trinity> that we will take possession of <the things that the Trinity like> and use them.