The Heavenly Culture, the Biblical Knowledge, and the Law of Heaven
Main references : Gn 1, Rv 21, Jn 1:1-4
Heavenly culture is the word of God. Biblical knowledge is the word of God. The law of heaven is also the word of God (Jn 12:46-50).
Today, the culture of the world seems to be more advanced than ever before in the last 6,000 years. Likewise, the culture of heaven is also at its highest point at that time. At the time of Moses, God made known to him what had happened in the previous era, and Moses recorded what he heard in Genesis. God gave the law to Moses and made a covenant with Israel that they should keep, but Israel broke this covenant like Adam (Hos 6:7). So God gave another promise through the Old Testament prophets and fulfilled it by coming to Jesus (Jn 19:30).
Jesus, who fulfilled the Old Testament, made a new covenant, which is the book of Revelation. How are the knowledge of the era before Moses, the knowledge of the law at Moses' time, the knowledge of the Old Testament prophets, the knowledge of the time of Jesus’ first coming, and the knowledge of today's era of the second coming different from one another? At the time of Moses, it was knowledge of the law. At the time of the Old Testament prophets, there were books of prophecy which were greater than the law; however, since the prophecy was yet to be fulfilled, it was like a sealed scroll that no one was able to perceive (Isa 29:9-13). When the time came, God opened it as it says in Ezekiel 1-3 and gave it to Jesus to fulfill it (Jn 19:30). Jesus, who fulfilled the Old Testament, prophesied what would be fulfilled in the future in the New Testament, which is the book of Revelation. Likewise, before it was fulfilled, no one in heaven or on earth was able to understand it. When the time Jesus had promised came, he opened the seven seals of the book of Revelation and fulfilled everything according to the promises of the book (Rv 21). Then he gave the open book to the promised pastor so that he could testify to the fulfillment of the contents of the book.
At the time of first coming, those who believed in the law did not perceive even though the Old Testament was fulfilled. Today also, those who believe in the first coming of Jesus do not believe in the fulfillment of the New Testament just like the believers of the law at the time of first coming. That is the difference of faith, knowledge, and culture between each era. The culture of Revelation is very different from the culture of prophecy at the time of first coming. The culture of the sealed book of Revelation is the eternal and greatest culture of re-creation in 6,000 years of God’s work and the best culture of knowledge in the history of mankind.
The fulfillment of the promise made with Abraham was the culture at the time of Moses, and the fulfillment of the promises made through the Old Testament prophets was the culture at the time of Jesus, and the culture of the kingdom of heaven that Jesus prophesied and fulfilled in Revelation is the best culture of knowledge in the history of humanity and the eternal culture of re-creation.
At the time of Moses, God the creator gave Moses a general account of what had happened before him (especially Genesis). At the first coming of Jesus, it had been prophesied that he would utter hidden things from of old in parables to the next generation (Ps 78:1-6), and thus Jesus spoke in figurative language (Mt 13). But it was promised that it would be told plainly about the Father when the time comes (Jn 16:25). That refers to the time of the second coming of Jesus and the fulfillment of Revelation. The time now is no longer the time to speak figuratively, but it is the time of physical fulfillment when the prophecy is revealed through actual entities.
Therefore, the time of the fulfillment of Revelation is the era of the highest biblical knowledge in 6,000 years. This is the time when one can understand the prophecies, fulfillment, parables, and figurative language completely; it is the time of physical fulfillment when the physical realities are made known and the era of the heavenly law, the time of the heavenly culture and the highest biblical knowledge.
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