The New Name in the Age of the Holy SpiritSeptember 20, 2010
The Bible prophesied that God has given the blessing of eternal life to those who believe in the name of the Savior by allowing the name of the Savior of Each Age and God has a plan to divide 6,000 years of His redemption work into three ages; in the age of Holy Father(Jehovah), in the age of Holy Son(Jesus) and in the age of the Holy Spirit(?). How can we understand this? the name, Jesus is not written in the Old Testament. To know His name, we have to study the Bible. Likewise, to know the name of the Holy Spirit, we have to study the Bible.
The Name of the Savior of Each Age
Mt. 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Through this verse, the Bible explains that we must baptize them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. God gave us a different name for the Savior in each age. It means that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit have their own name. Then, let’s find out the name of Savior in each age.
In the age of the Father, Jehovah
In the age of the Father, Israel people absolutely believed in the Jehovah as the Savior. Because He led them to the land Canaan, divided the Red Sea and gave them the manna as for their living. So, they start to call God Jehovah.
Isa 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.
In this age of the Father, Jehovah was the only Savior. There is no doubt and clear.
In the age of the Son, Jesus
About 2000 years ago, Jesus came to the Earth to save us. Then many people was in trouble. In their mind, there is no other God, just Jehovah. But, the people those who believe Jesus, they came to know that Jesus is our savior in the age of the Son.
Act 4:11~12 He is ” ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Who is the Savior in the age of Son? Surely Jesus. The Bible said that there was no other Savior except Jesus.Some say that Jesus is just son of God. But He is God Himself. He changed His own name from Jehovah to Jesus. What does this mean? There exists a time limit. In this age people should use the name, Jesus, to be saved. So, they expressed that there is no other savior.
It implies that God has different name in each age.
The Savior in the age of Holy Spirit
Which age do we live in now? We live neither in the age of the Father, nor in the age of the Son. We live in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then, let’s find out the name of the Savior in the age of the Holy Spirit.
Rev 3:12 Him who overcomes, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him 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 him my new name.
Here, “I” is Jesus. So, ”my new name” is Jesus’ new name. The name of the Savior in the age of the Holy Spirit is Jesus’ new name.
Let’s find another prophecy about the new name.
Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
He who overcomes will receive a stone with a new name. Here, the stone represents Jesus(Act 4:11). So, the new name written on the stone means Jesus’ new name.
Only he who receives it can know the name. How can we receive His name? In the Bible, there is clue. Jesus’ new name has to bring hidden manna.
Find Jesus’ new name who gives the hidden manna
The new name is the Savior in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then, Let’s study about the hidden manna to receive the Savior in the age of the Holy Spirit.
What is manna?
Ex 16:8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the LORD when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.”
Ex 16:14~15 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.
Ex 16:31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
The manna was the bread which God sent them for living in the desert; while God led Israel people to Canaan for 40 years.
The reality of the Manna
2,000 years ago, Israel religious leaders and people wanted to see the miracle of manna that had come down from the heaven in the age of the Father again. They think just food is enough for them for living. But Jesus said the better one, reality of manna; the bread of life.
John 6:48 ~ 51, 54 I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jesus’ flesh and blood represent manna for our spiritual life.
The hidden manna, Passover
Luke 22:13, 19~20 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. … 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.” 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.
Jesus taught them the Passover, manna; the bread of life. However, the Passover began to be neglected from AD 150 and was completely abolished after the Council of Nicaea by Constantine the Roman emperor in AD 325. So, we can realize that the Passover is the hidden manna, because nobody can keep the Passover from AD 325 by this time for about 1,600 years.
Then, He who knows the Passover, hidden manna is the new name coming as the Savior in the age of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus’ New Name
Today, if there is a person, who brings the Passover as the hidden manna, then you can meet Jesus with His new name. Today, there is the only church which keeps the Passover. If you go to the church, you can meet the new name.
In World Mission Society Church of God, we celebrate the Passover. You can meet Jesus’ new name if you come to our church.
Rev. 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.
Come to World Mission Society Church of God to receive free gift of water of life!