Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–The bible compares the kingdom of heaven to the family system of this earth. God is called Father and God’s people are called the children of God. However, it seems that there is something missing in the heavenly family system, that is, Mother. In this earthly family, we cannot imagine a family without a mother. A mother is the center of a family who gives love, care, and compassion.
God who created the family system compares the kingdom of heaven to a family. It means that we can expect God the Mother as well as God the Father in the heavenly family. Let us find out God the Mother hidden in the bible.
Earthly Sanctuary And Heavenly Sanctuary
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–God did not create anything on this earth without purpose. The bible teaches that this visible world was created to teach us the invisible spiritual world.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
The bible teaches that God created this visible earthly things to show us the heavenly invisible world. Therefore, to know the spiritual invisible world, first we must take a look at the visible world. Let us look at one example from the bible.
Hebrews 8:5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
When Moses built a sanctuary on this earth, he modeled it after the pattern of the heavenly sanctuary which he saw on the mountain as vision. God first showed Moses the heavenly sanctuary and commanded him to build an earthly sanctuary following the pattern of the heavenly one.
For this reason, through the visible earthly sanctuary, we can understand the invisible heavenly sanctuary. It is not just a sanctuary that was created for this purpose. Rather, God created everything on this earth in this way. Therefore, all the creation on this visible world was given to us to teach us the counterpart that exists in the invisible spiritual world.
Heavenly Family And Earthly Family
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–The family system is the same. We cannot see or understand the invisible heavenly family system because we are physical. But we can understand the heavenly family through the visible family system on this earth. Thus, let us first take a look at the earthly family to better understand the heavenly family system.
Earthly Father and Heavenly Father
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–In a family, the head of the family is usually the man of the family, or the father. This earthly father was created according to the pattern of the spiritual heavenly father in the invisible world. In other words, an earthly father shows the spiritual Father in heaven.
Hebrews 12:9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!
Through the filial obedience to father on this earth, God is teaching us about our obedience to our spiritual Father. And Jesus teaches us to call this Father of spirits as Our Heavenly Father.
Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…
Just as we have a human father on this earth, we also have a spiritual Father or God the Father in heaven.
Earthly Children And Heavenly Children
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–Now, let us think about another component in the family, children. Let us briefly look at the title ‘Father’. Who is a father? Not all men are called a father. To be a father, the man must have his own children. Nothing (such as wealth, power, knowledge, wisdom, etc…) matters for this title. What matters is whether the man has a child or not. If he does, he can surely be called a father however unqualified he may be in terms of other aspects.
Through this relationship of earthly father and children, we can also know the existence of heavenly children that belongs to God the Father. When God calls himself as Father, it automatically implies that God should have children. It is not the power, wisdom, or knowledge that God has which allows Him to be called Father. But it is the children God has. And the bible teaches that God surely has spiritual heavenly children.
2 Corinthians 6:16 As God has said…“Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 18 And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
In this verse, God calls himself as Father and his people as sons and daughters, or simply children. Through this, we can confirm the reason why God refers himself with the title, Father.
Earthly Mother And Heavenly Mother
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–These things might be so commonsensical that you might laugh at what I am trying to prove. If you are so sure of the concepts of father and children, then what about this one? Can a father give life to the children by himself? Definitely not. For this reason, we need to know another self-evident concept, that is, a mother.
Without a mother, a man cannot have children in the earthly family. Through this system as copy and shadow, we can guess that there should be a Mother in the heavenly family who can give spiritual life or eternal life to the children. This would be just an interesting hypothesis if it could not be proved through the bible.
However, the bible teaches that the heavenly children also have their own spiritual Mother or God the Mother who would give them eternal life.
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above (or in heaven) is free, and she is our mother.
As the children of God, we have Our Father in heaven. And the bible says, we also have “Our Mother” in heaven.
Flesh And Blood Of Father And Mother
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–This is a complete family with father, mother, and children both in the earthly and heavenly family. Now, we can see the perfect model of the heavenly family and realize the importance of God the Mother in the family. Without Heavenly Mother, no one can be the children of God and have eternal life and salvation.
Then next question we need to ask is “How to become a part of this heavenly family”? How can we be the children of God and receive eternal life from our Father and Mother? The answer can also be found in the earthly family. As copy and shadow for the heavenly family, the earthly family has a very unique characteristic. As we can see in the saying, “Blood is thicker than water,” a family is different from all other human relationship.
A family is bonded together through blood. All the children share the flesh and blood, or more scientifically genetic information of the parent with one another. In the same way, to be the part of the heavenly family we should also receive the flesh and blood of God the Father and Mother.
Passover and Heavenly Family
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–Then how can we receive the spiritual genes of our heavenly Father and Mother? The bible teaches us that there is a way for us to receive the flesh and blood of God.
John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Then what is the way to eat and drink the flesh and blood of God to be the children of God?
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
On the night of the Passover, Jesus gave bread and wine and taught the disciples that the bread and wine of the Passover represent his flesh and blood. Therefore, by keeping the Passover, we can receive the flesh and blood of God and become the children of God.
Through the Passover bread and wine, God sealed us as the children of God. To fulfill these words of promise, he even sacrificed his holy body on the cross by tearing his body and shedding his blood.
Heavenly Family and Earthly Family–Through the words of God we have studied, we come to realize the true heavenly family that we must belong to. To give us eternal life, the Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong restored the new covenant of the Passover. And he made us heavenly children through his flesh and blood. Also he let us know the last secret of the bible, God the Mother. She gives eternal life in this last day.
Let us be the children of God by keeping the Passover in obedience to the words of Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem. And let us share the burdens of Father and Mother as members of the spiritual family by preaching the love of God in the Passover. The bible teaches us that the suffering we receive temporarily cannot be compared to the glory which would be revealed to us in heaven. (Romans 8:16)