Christ Ahnsahnghong, The Name of Our Savior in This AgeJune 15, 2023
The Bible teaches us that it is important to know God in order to receive God’s salvation (Hos 6:3). By studying about the name of our savior, let us realize that Christ has come again to this earth with the name Christ Ahnsahnghong.
A fundamental teaching is given in the Bible that is necessary to be able to follow God’s redemption plan. This teaching is the concept of time limitation.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
Everything under heaven has a beginning and an end. This means that everything is bound by time limitation. In addition, each thing is only able to serve its purpose correctly within its time limitation. Consider milk produce that is bought at a grocery store. Milk has a beginning (i.e. its production date) and an end (i.e. its expiration date). If one tries to drink milk outside of this time span, this could be harmful to his/her health. Thus, milk is able to serve its original purpose only within its time limit.
Now, let us consider our life of faith. As this too exists under the heavens, it has a beginning and an end. Then, what is the purpose of our faith during this time span?
1 Peter 1:8-9 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
The purpose of our faith is to receive salvation for our souls. Thus, it is important that in our physical life, we make every effort to carry out the actions that would help us achieve this goal. This is because outside of that time span, we would no longer have the opportunity to work towards this goal and this could be eternally detrimental to us.
As salvation belongs to God, is it not better to seek God’s redemption plan to grant us this salvation rather than depending on our own thoughts? God divided His 6,000 year redemption work into 3 ages, serving a different role in each age and using a different name. Then what are the three ages?
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
The three ages are the age of the Father, the age of the Son and the age of the Holy Spirit. However, through this verse, is it enough to just know the three ages? Baptism is the first step that needs to be carried out in order to begin our life of faith. To have received a true baptism, the regulations mentioned in this verse must be kept. We must know the three names of God, i.e. the name of the Father, the name of the Son and the name of the Holy Spirit. These three names are the names of our savior in each of the three ages.
Christ Ahnsahnghong, the name of our Savior in the Age of the Holy Spirit
Many know the name of the Father as Jehovah and the name of the Son as Jesus. However, do you know the name of the Holy Spirit? If not, can you say you have received a true baptism and begun your life of faith?
Let us confirm the name of the Father in the age of the Father.
Isaiah 43:11 “I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior.”
In the time of Isaiah, the name of the Lord was Jehovah. Therefore, this verses teaches us the only One who can grant salvation for all eternity is Jehovah. Let us see a mated verse regarding this.
Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.””
As Jehovah testified that only He grants salvation for all time, shouldn’t the name being spoken of here refer to the name Jehovah?
Acts 4:11 “Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’”
However, the previous verse shows us it is speaking of the name Jesus. Why does there seem to be contradiction? Are Jehovah and Jesus different saviors? According to Isaiah 9:6, Jehovah is Jesus who was born as a child and as a son. The reason God the savior appears with two different names is to teach us the importance of time limitation. In the three ages (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), the savior appears with a different name. In the age of the Father, the name of the savior is Jehovah, and in the age of the Son, the name of the savior is Jesus. Only within the time span of each age is the name of the savior able to serve its purpose. Thus, in the age of the Father, the name Jesus cannot serve its purpose and in the age of the Son, the name Jehovah cannot serve its purpose.
Though it may seem like a trivial nuance, the consequences of not understanding the time limitation associated with the saviors name could mean the destruction of our souls as shown by the Jews. In the age of the Father, the Jews correctly recognized the name of the savior as Jehovah. However, once the age of the Father ended and the age of the Son begun, the name Jehovah seized to serve its purpose but not all Jews recognized this. Despite the change in age, some Jews living in the age of the Son still continued to call to the name Jehovah and even crucified the savior whom they had longed for, Jesus. What can we expect as an end result for crucifying our savior?
No longer do we live in the age of the Father nor do we live in the age of the Son; we live in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then if we call out to the name Jehovah or Jesus, are we truly respecting time limitation that our savior taught us from the beginning? No, we must find the name of our savior in this new age.
Revelation 3:12 “The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.”
Jesus taught that He would have a new name. This new name is the name of the Holy Spirit, the name of the savior in our age.
Revelation 2:17 “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”
As white represents purity, let us find out what the stone represents in the Bible.
1 Peter 2:4 “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—”
Jesus is the living Stone. Therefore, the white stone with a new name (Rev 2:17) represents Jesus who comes with a new name. This new name is the name Christ Ahnsahnghong, the name of the Holy Spirit.
What name must we witness to in this age?
In each age, there were prophets to witness the works of our savior and later testify to these works. Lets see the name of the savior whose works were witnessed in the age of the Father.
Isaiah 43:10 ““You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.”
In the time of Isaiah the prophet, the name of the Lord was Jehovah. Therefore, the name that all the prophets witnessed to was Jehovah. All prophecies, warnings and blessings that came were testified to have come from Jehovah. Thus in the age of the Father, the name of the Savior was Jehovah.
However, as the age of the Father came to an end and the age of the Son began, the name Jehovah became redundant and a new name was established as the name of our savior.
Acts 1:6-8 “Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.””
What is the name of the One who gave the response in the above verse? As the age of the Son began, people witnessed to the name of the savior, Jesus, because of time limitation. However, this occurred around 2,000 years ago. The age of the Son has come to an end and a new age, the age of the Holy Spirit has begun. Thus, should we still be witnessing to the name Jesus? No, we must witness to the new name, the name of the Holy Spirit, Christ Ahnsahnghong.
In whose name must people pray to in this age?
Prayer is an essential tool in our life of faith as is it the breathe of our soul and our connection to God. Nonetheless, just as someone is unlikely to respond if called on by the wrong name, we are not able to effectively call on our savior without the correct name in each age. Lets confirm this by determining what name people prayed to in the age of the Father.
Psalms 116:4 “Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!””
In the above verse, David, a man whose faith was truly pleasing to God, prayed earnestly. What example does he set in his prayer? Recognizing the importance of the name of the savior in his prayer, he sets the example of calling on the name Jehovah.
Once the age changed to the age of the Son, let us confirm that the name people prayed to also changed.
John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
Per Christs’ words, people continued to call on the name Jehovah in their prayer. If this were valid practice, would Christ have corrected them? No. Christ testified to the importance of His followers praying to the correct name.
As the ones living in the age of the Holy Spirit, it is vital that we take this lesson from Christ and apply it in this age. As the age has changed, the name that we pray to must also change to the name of the Holy Spirit, Christ Ahnsahnghong. Let us call on the name Christ Ahnsahnghong earnestly and follow correctly in God’s redemption plan.
Call on Christ Ahnsahnghong for salvation in this age
The goal of our faith is the salvation of our souls. Let us confirm through which name people received salvation in each age.
Joel 2:32 “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.”
Joel, who existed in the age of the Father, testified that only those who called on the correct name in the age of the Father were able to receive salvation. This name was the name of Jehovah. When the age of the Father ended and the age of the Son began, the name by which people received salvation also changed.
Romans 10:9-13 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.””
In the age of the Son, the only name by which people could receive salvation was through the name Jesus. That is why those who continued to call on the name Jehovah made an even greater mistake of crucifying the savior they had been looking forward to for so long. If we make such a mistake, is there another age for us to correct ourselves? No.
As those living in the age of the Holy Spirit, we eagerly still need salvation. But can we receive it with the name Jesus? A new age requires a new name of the savior. As Christians in this age, let us be the ones to seek our savior with the name Christ Ahnsahnghong by studying the prophecies that testify to His coming (John 5:39).
God bless you.
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