Aim to understand why the Second Advent will take place in Korea
To understand why the Second Advent will take place in Korea
* Outline of the Principle Level 4. Chapter 16 – The Second Coming
* visual aids:
* religious symbols,
* map of Korea,
* Japanese persecution of a Korean,
* angel blowing a trumpet
* memory cards
* children’s worksheet
2. The chosen nation will not be Israel again
3. The chosen nation will be in the East
4. The chosen nation is Korea
5. Activities – worksheet, memory
We know that the the Messiah was born in Korea, but what does the Principle say. What is the reason it became Korea? In 1920 it was a insignificant third world nation. Why do you think God chose Korea?
2) The chosen nation will not be Israel again
How do we know that the second Advent will not be in Israel? Different Bible passages indicate this.
*John the Baptist said “…do not presume to say to yourselves, ´We have Abraham as our Father.´, for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Israel. (Matthew 3:9)
*St. Paul said, “For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel.” (Romans 9:6)
*Jesus clearly showed this in the parable of the Tenants (Matthew 21:33-43)
“There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.”Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
1. The owner of the vineyard represents God
2. The vineyard is the work of God to accomplish His ideal
3. The tenants are the chosen nation of Israel
4. The servants are the prophets of God
5. The owner’s son is Jesus
6. The nation producing the fruits is the nation that will receive the Secong Coming. The Israelites lost their status as the chosen nation because of their lack of faith. The word Israel means “He who has strived with God.” The chosen nation must be people of faith, not just descendants of Israel.
3) The chosen nation will be in the East
Read Revelation 7: 2-4 Ask the children what the clue is about the chosen nation. It indicates that the chosen nation will be in the East, in Asia.
Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
4) The chosen nation is Korea
* It cannot be China or Japan. China is a Communist country and Japan persecuted Korean Christianity
* There are 5 reasons why Korea is rhe chosen nation
1) The nation must be an object of God’s heart
Because God has been a suffering God. the chosen nation must have experienced suffering. The first and Second Israel both walked a path of suffering, through which they experienced the heart of God. Korea has been invaded many times in its 5,000 year history, but has never once invaded another country. Through this experience people’s hearts have come closer to God’s.
2) The nation must one with many religions
The Meesiah comes to fulfill the purpose of all major religions. Koreans are a very religious people, where many different religions have flourished. God trained the Korean people for 5,000 years to have deep faith, and on that basis Christianity was received.
3) The nation must be on the front line of both God and Satan,
The nation must be on the front line of both God and Satan, where good and evil confront each other. The Messiah must come to a place where good and evil confront each other, and go on to
solve all the problems to restore the world. Korea is divided on the 38th parallel between the communist North and democratic South, which is the front line between God and Satan
4) The nation must pay indemnity to receive the Messiah
Israel and the early Christians had to make a foundation to receive the Messiah by separating from Satan. The Israelites separated from Satan by suffering for 400 years in Egypt, which represented the Satanic world. The early Christians suffered persecution for 400 years under the Roman Empire which also represented the Satanic world. Korea suffered for 40 years from 1905 to 1945 under Japanese rule.
This 40 year period qualified Korea as the nation to receive the Messiah.
5) The nation must have a history of Messianic Prophecies
Just as Israel knew through the prophets that the Messiah would come as a king and save them, Korean people have waited for a king of righteousness. For 500 years they have expected the Messiah, through their book of prophecy, Chung-Gam-Nok. And many spiritually gifted people have received revelations that the Second Coming will be in Korea.
* Play the memory game to reinforce the reasons for Korea being the chosen nation
* Complete the worksheet. Children use the Bible to complete the quotes.
* Test the children’s memory of the 5 reasons.
* Ask each person what they could learn from today’s lesson. Refer to the lesson aims:
To understand why the Second Advent will take place in Korea
7) End with a Prayer