The sixth phase of purification towards the 19th year of the Covenant of Love was held in Sakop Ittah-Kazzin (Angeles, Pampanga) last Sakdal (October) 25, 2015, attended by the 7 bishops and the brethren of the church. This phase was already the second to the last phases of purification. This time, the brethren has already equipped with the king’s wardrobe.
During the sixth phase of purification was a astounding due to the promises of the 7 representatives who represents the church in the phases of purification. One of the most important parts of this activity is to hear the message of God from one of the bishops of the church. The sermon is entitled: “ANG DAMIT NG KABANALAN” THE CLOTHES OF HOLINESS” This sermon aims to let the brethren by submitting their lives to God being submissive in every aspect of their lives.
In the first part of the sermon, It was clearly defined and demonstrated who God is, and why should we submit our lives to the Lord God. Here are the reasons, first the Most High God is the everlasting King as stated in 1Timothy 1:17, an immortal Heb 1:110-12, above all, He is the Alpha and Omega, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, 1Timothy 6:14-16, and He is coming Rev 2:12-13. From these verses, It is clearly stated that God is the only and one God that should be worshipped and served by the sons of God. There is no other God. God is the Lord Jesus Christ.
As the sermon continues, the brethren have the vision of being blessed because we are the chosen people of God, heirs of God, and we are from Heaven. As stated in Romans 8:16-17, moreover, it was explained the importance of being the heirs of God which is the eternal inheritance, and the existence of immortality, Romans 6:22-23. Furthermore, it has been given to us exceedingly, the great and precious promises, and we became partakers of the divine nature of God! As stated in 2Pet.1:4. And the most awaiting part is this is, as we read 1Th 4:16-17 “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” In His second coming we will meet the Lord and we will rise from the dead nor living in Christ and will be given the immortality which is the first resurrection that will happen to the servants of God. In his teaching, he stated that: “Tayo’y mga anak ng Dios, mga taga-pagmana, taga langit.”
(We are children of God, heirs of heaven.)
The message of God clearly dictates that the brethren must take extra careful as to not stain the spiritual attire God had bestowed upon us. He also said that” “Makipagtiis kay Kristo. Mag-iba ng lakad, magkaroon ng pag-iisip na maka- langit at hindi maka- lupa.” (Share the sacrifices of Christ. Change your steps (ways of life), have a heavenly thinking and not of the flesh.)
Let us think, speak and act like Jesus Christ who first show humility, submission, and holiness.
In the last part of the sermon, each one of us were reminded to become like Christ, divine and holy, we should emulate the Lord Jesus Christ, the church administrations, we should emulate God’s love to the Church – The Most Holy, and we should spread the Love of God to the humanity. We should be holy, and obedient unto death, we should wear the clothes of holiness – as stated “dress to kill”. So, the very essence of this sermon is wearing the white robes – the glorious holiness in everyday of our lives.