"From eternity to eternity", this is the belief of the brethren of the MOST HOLY CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS about her existence. The Kingdom of God is everlasting (Ps. 145:13; 2Peter 1:11). His kingship is eternal (1 Tim. 1:17). The Church that came from eternity is also known as the "invisible" church. God has chosen HER (the Church) before the world was created (Eph. 1:1, 4; Prov. 8:22-29, 30) for the Lord's promised eternal life (John 2:25).
The Church is the body of Christ (Col. 1:24), and the Son of God by decree (Ps. 2:7; John 3:16). God Most High's manifestation (Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14 also 1 Tim. 3:16 NIV) in the flesh (body as well as in His deeds) was an example (1 Peter 2:21-22).
The visible Church traces her beginning in Jerusalem. The Lord Christ Jesus began preaching in the first century. He promised to build His Church (Mat. 16:18) which He did, as proven by the persecution of the Church by Saul et. al. (Acts 8:1). The Church was built on the foundation: CHRIST, who is the chief cornerstone (Eph. 2:20); and, the apostles, including Simon Peter, as the pillars (Gal. 2:9). The believers who were scattered when persecution broke out against the Church preached the words of God wherever they went and proclaimed the Christ (Acts 8:4-5), the power and the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24).
The Lord Christ Jesus prophesied that He has '"other sheep not of this fold (or flock) and they shall be one fold (flock)..." The flock is the Church He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). The Church will be established in the Far East, in a nation composed of many islands and its people speak in various tongues (dialects) at the ends of the earth (Isa, 24:15, 28:11, 43:5-7) at the time when people of the world are yearning for peace (Jer. 6:14,16).
The prophecy of the Lord was fulfilled with the formation of the Church in May 1922 in the Philippine Islands (now Republic of the Philippines) through His instrumental shepherd/pastor (John 10:16) Bishop Teofilo D. Ora. This was after World War I (1914-1918) and the year when the League of Nations formally comes to being (January 10, 1920), which goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation diplomacy and improving global welfare. This signalled the fulfillment of a prophecy when people will yearn for peace, peace when there is no peace (Jer. 6:14). After this momentous event in this lowly world, the people of the Lord are asked to look and ask where the good WAY is and walk in it where they will find rest for their souls (Jer. 6:16). This was the same "way" which Paul persecuted (Acts 22:4) which in reality is the "CHURCH" (Acts 8:1). That is why, in the year 1921, Bishop Teofilo D. Ora started to preach the gospel and became the instrument of God in establishing the Church in the Philippines. She was first called "Iglesia Verdadera de Cristo Jesus" (the “True Church of Christ Jesus”) or in short, “Christians” (Acts 11:26). It was not until 1935 that the name Church of God in Christ Jesus (1 Thes. 2:14) was revealed to a pious deaconess from the Province of Bulacan (about 70 Kms. North of Manila, Island of Luzon in the Philippines) named Sis. Mercedez Verde and actually used in that same year through one of the Ministers in the Church, Bro. Marcelo Cabayan. When Bishop T. Ora died in 1969, Bishop Salvador Payawal took over as the Church Bishop. Philippine Islands Church of God in Christ Jesus was registered in 1979 as the name to emphasize that the Church was to be established in a place described by Prophet Isaiah (Isa. 24:15. It was during the accession of the current Church Bishop Gamaliel T. Payawal (his spiritual name is Bro. Neziah) in 1990 when the Most Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus (Lev. 28:27; 1 Thes. 2:14) was effected. The march towards perfection (1 Cor. 13:10) is a change process in itself. And this process shall continue until the promises are fulfilled in the Church, which the Lord Christ Jesus has established as His spiritual body, the MOST HOLY CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him for a thousand years” (Rev. 20:6, also in verse 4).
In the Lord’s timetable, the system of man was allowed to rule for 6,000 years creation. Everything on earth including man was created in six (6) days to the Lord (2 Peter 3:8). The period of creation signifies the span of time (6 days = 6,000 years) the system of man will rule, and the 7th day is the day of rest, which is called Sabbath (from the Hebrew word sha,vat’ meaning, to rest) by the Jews. “There remains therefore, then, a (one day) Sabbath – rest for the people (nation) of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of their (Israel) disobedience” (Heb. 4:9-11 NIV). The Sabbath therefore is the 1,000 years (milli annum in Latin) or the 7th day. This often referred to as the Millennial Kingdom wherein Christ and His body (the Church) will reign to effect the system of God. It is referred to as a period of rest because true peace will prosper, for a just system will prevail (Micah 4:4).
The end of the world, the second coming of Christ Jesus, and the first resurrection of the dead (Mat. 24:3; Rev 20:6) are three related events. The Second Coming of the Lord will mark the end of the world and will also be the first resurrection of the dead. The Holy Scriptures said that “After two days, He will revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth” (Hos. 6:2-3). The first resurrection of the dead will happen after two days, meaning after 2,000 years. The latter and former rain was meant to be in the first month (Joel 2:23). The end of the worldly government and systems will mark the beginning of the millennial kingdom when God Most High (El Elyon) with the Most Holy Church will reign for a thousand years. Anyone who resists being ruled over would be slain (Luke 19:27). “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:4-5 (a).
These three different but related future events are revealed truth, which were made known (Eph 1:9) to the Most Holy Church.
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