Christ Ahnsahnghong and the Passover
Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the New Covenant Passover.
I believe Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ is because, among other things, He restored the New Covenant Passover that was abolished in the year AD 325. So to help you—the reader—understand more about why I believe in Christ Ahnsahnghong, I would like to take this time to explain the Passover of the New Covenant. Here we go…
What exactly is this Passover you speak of???
The Passover has its origins in the Old Testament. The first time the Passover was ever celebrated was while the people of Israel were in slavery to the Egyptians in the time of Moses. To deliver His people out of slavery God sent His prophet Moses, and with him ten plagues, to the land of Egypt. Plague after plague, there was only one request for the Pharaoh: let God’s people go. However, the Pharaoh, King of Egypt, would not give the people of Israel their freedom. Finally, God said that He would send the last plague, the worst plague of them all, but if God’s people wanted to be protected, they had to celebrate the Passover.
Exodus 12:11-13 “This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.“
God promised to protect His people—those who celebrated the Passover—when the plague came upon the land of Egypt. For obvious reasons, the Pharaoh of Egypt did not celebrate the Passover, and for this reason the firstborn in his house died that night. After this, the Pharaoh let the people of Israel go, just as God promised it would happen.
Now that the people of Israel obtained what they wanted, freedom from slavery, should they continue celebrating the Passover? Let’s see what God had to say:
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.”
A lasting ordinance means that this feast of the Passover should be kept forever. This means that generation after generation, whenever the date of the Passover comes around (which is the 14th of Aviv), God’s people should be celebrating the Passover.
But isn’t the Passover a celebration only for the Jewish people?
No, my good friend, this is a big misunderstanding. The Passover does not belong only to the people of Israel or, as some people call them, “the Jewish people.” The Passover is a feast that belongs to God.
Leviticus 23:4-5 These are the Lord’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
As you can see in the verse above God clearly said, “These are the Lord’s appointed feasts,” not, “These are the Jewish feasts.” Through this, we can see that the feasts belong to God and not to the people. In the time of Moses the people of Israel were allowed to keep Gods feasts, that is why they were known as God’s people. However, when Christ came, He allowed all those who followed Christ to also keep the Passover.
Matthew 26:17-19 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.'” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
Jesus commanded His disciples to prepare for the Passover. Jesus’ disciples were essentially the first Christians. Therefore, this Passover that we see in the New Testament is the first Christian Passover. Then how did Jesus celebrate the Passover in the New Testament times?
Matthew 26:26-28 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
It was on the Passover night that Jesus established the New Covenant, promising His flesh and blood through the Passover bread and wine, and through this promising the forgiveness of sins.
So why should I as Christian keep the Passover?
Very simple, not only should Christians keep the Passover because Jesus said to kept it, but also because of the following reason:
John 6:53-56 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him.
Jesus said that in order for us to receive eternal life, we need to eat His flesh and drink His blood. The only night Jesus promised His flesh and blood was on the Passover night. Therefore, by celebrating the Passover we can receive eternal life.
Why is it that Christian Churches do not Celebrate the Passover?
The reason Christian churches today do not celebrate the Passover has to do with a Roman Emperor named Constantine, and an event known as “The Council of Nicaea,” which took place in AD 325.
At that time, there was an argument between the Churches of God in the east and the west. The Churches in the west, which were being led by the Church of God in Rome wanted to keep the Passover on the same day as the Resurrection, but the Churches in the east wanted to keep the Passover as it was in the Bible, on the 14th day of Aviv at twilight. To resolve the differences, the Roman Emperor Constantine sat in the middle of the opposing parties as a judge. Finally, it was declared that Passover on the 14th day of Aviv was not important, but instead the celebration with bread and wine would be kept on the same day as the Resurrection, which would be on a Sunday. This is how he craftily combined the Passover and the Resurrection Day, now calling it Easter (Easter comes from the pagan goddess of spring and fertility, Ishtar or Ester).
From AD 325, celebrating Passover as it was in the Bible became heresy, and anyone who continued to keep the Passover on the 14th of Aviv, would be excommunicated from the Church. Eventually, the biblical celebration of the Passover died down as the Christians of the Early Church passed away.
So then why does the World Mission Society Church of God keep the Passover?
Christ Ahnsahnghong is the reason members of the World Mission Society Church of God keep the Passover. The fact that Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the Passover of the New Covenant is a sign of Him being the Second Coming Christ. According to the prophecy in the book of Hebrews, Second Coming Christ has to bring salvation.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
So we see, the Bible says Christ who comes a second time will bring salvation. This means that before Christs second coming, no one has salvation, simply because He is the one bringing it. However, Christ already brought salvation 2,000 years ago didn’t He? Then why does He need to bring it again? Because salvation was taken away when the Passover of the New Covenant was abolished at the Council of Nicaea. For this reason, Christ has to come again and restore the Passover of the New Covenant, which is salvation for the people of God. In this day and age it is only Christ Ahnsahnghong who has taught about the Passover of the New Covenant giving us eternal life. This is one of the many reasons why I believe Christ Ahnsahnghong is the Second Coming Christ.
Come celebrate the Passover of the New Covenant, which Christ Ahnsahnghong brought us for eternal life. Christ Ahnsahnghong and the Passover, lets us know the truth is in the World Mission Society Church of God.