Heavenly Mother and the Heavenly Wedding BanquetJune 15, 2023
Since the beginning of time, God’s words and actions have been uttered and carried out, respectively, towards our salvation. The parable of the Heavenly Wedding Banquet, too, contains God’s boundless love to guide us on the right path towards the kingdom of heaven. Those who truly seek to follow God must pay careful attention to this parable as it reveals to us the not only Second Coming Christ but also Heavenly Mother have appeared to grant us salvation. Let us see the parable.
Who and where is the bride?
Matthew 22:1-10 “Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.”
A wedding is a joyous event that brings happiness to all who partake in it. Thus, it is understandable why Christ would liken the kingdom of heaven to a wedding banquet. Through a physical wedding, Christ teaches us what we must prepare in order to be a part of the heavenly wedding banquet (i.e. the kingdom of heaven).
In a physical wedding, there must be three main people; the bridegroom, the bride and the guests. If anyone from this listing is missing, the wedding cannot take place. However, in the parable given by Jesus, are all the necessary people at the wedding? There is mention of the bridegroom and the guests who are invited. The bridegroom, the son of the king represents Jesus. The guests, those invited to the kingdom of heaven, represent the saints who will be saved. However, there is no mention of the bride.
Without a bride, can a wedding take place? As this is no ordinary wedding, but rather the kingdom of heaven, what does a lack of a bride imply? Jesus could have used any other celebration, which required only one main character, to explain the important lesson about the kingdom of heaven; a birthday party, a coronation of a king, or even a graduation party. However, He specifically chose a wedding banquet and left out one of the most important characters, the bride. This was done to teach us that just as a bride in a physical wedding appears at the very end of the wedding, so too, the reality to the bride in the heavenly wedding banquet would appear in the lasts days of God’s 6,000 year redemption plan. Lets discover Her revelation in the book that speaks about the last days.
Heavenly Mother appears in the last days
Revelation 19:7-9 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.””
Who is the Lamb whose wedding shall finally begin? It is true that the Lamb represents Christ, the bridegroom. However, as first coming Jesus did not come to the earth with a bride, this must be Second Coming Jesus, whom the bible speaks about (Hebrews 9:28).
What is the reason for rejoicing? As the wedding of the Lamb is a parable about the kingdom of heaven, the readiness of the bride implies the kingdom of Heaven can finally be given to mankind. Without the bride being ready, all sinners destined to die would continue to wait in agony. Thus, there is definitely cause for great celebration. Then, who is the bride?
Revelation 21:9-10 “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.”
When Apostle John was carried and shown the bride, he was shown the Holy City Jerusalem coming down out of heaven to the earth. This shows the true identity of the bride. As this cannot be referring to the physical city, Jerusalem, that did not descend from heaven, let us confirm our relationship with the bride.
Galatians 4:26 “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.”
The Bible teaches that the Holy City Jerusalem, the bride of Second Coming Christ, is our Heavenly Mother. Through Mother being revealed in the last days, we can have hope to enter the kingdom of heaven. Truly, the bride coming to this earth is a precious gift to all mankind.
To be able to attend a wedding, one would need an invitation from the bride and bridegroom. As this wedding represents the kingdom of Heaven, shouldn’t we see an invitation?
You are invited to the Wedding of the Lamb and His Bride
Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”
The Spirit, God the Father, and the bride, God the Mother, invite us to come to the wedding banquet and receive the water of life, eternal life. Those who respond to the calling of the Spirit and the bride are truly blessed as mentioned in Revelation 19:9. As the whole purpose of our life of faith is to receive the salvation of eternal life, we must eagerly respond to Father and Mother’s calling with sincere thanks and gratitude.
Who reveals Heavenly Mother?
The Bible teaches that Heavenly Mother is to come to the earth. This means that she will appear in human form with eyes, nose, ears etc. Then, how do we recognize Her?
Isaiah 62: 6-7 “I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”
Just as the bridegroom is the only one to unveil the bride, Heavenly Father, Second Coming Christ, must be the One to reveal the identity of our Heavenly Mother to us. God let us know His will in this through Adam and Eve.
Genesis 2:23 “The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.””
Who revealed the identity of Eve? Adam, revealed Eve. Adam, according to Romans 5:14 teaches us about Second Coming Christ. Thus, through Adam and Eve, we can understand that Second Coming Christ would be the one to reveal Heavenly Mother to us.
Genesis 3:20 “Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.”
Adam, in naming his wife Eve also shows us a great truth about Heavenly Mother. Eve, means life. This name was given to her because physical life was not born until she was created. This was a prophecy to show that our spiritual life, eternal life, would not be given until Heavenly Mother is revealed to the world by our Heavenly Father, Second Coming Christ.
Christ Ahnsahnghong, who came according to all the prophecies of the Second Coming Christ, testified about the true identity of Heavenly Mother to all mankind. In preparation for the last Passover before He ascended back to heaven, Christ Ahnsahnghong, reserved a wedding hall for the ceremony to take place. On the day of the ceremony, He lit a blue and red candle, which symbolizes a wedding in Korean culture showing us that the wedding banquet was taking place. At the time to give the prayer for the ceremony, Heavenly Mother was called. She initially began to walk towards the presider’s stand which is located to the side of the main pulpit. However, Heavenly Father signaled for Her to stand in His place, thus revealing to the world that She was “bone of His bones and flesh of His flesh”. Through this, the world now recognizes whom the true bride is. As Heavenly Mother has been revealed to all mankind, let us be the ones to fervently run to Her and receive the free gift of the water life. Let us also let others know about Her so all can have true hope for heaven. Lastly, let us give sincere thanks to Father and Mother for leaving Their glorious thrones behind and coming to this earth in the last days to bless us with salvation.