Monday, April 25, 2011

The Greatest Life Coach – the Messiah

While sitting in church yesterday and listening to the Easter sermon, many thoughts went through my mind.  Thinking of the blog I wrote two weeks before, I realized that the Messiah, Jesus, was the greatest life coach of all. In the short three years of his public ministry, he tought us how to live, and he also taught us how to love.

He taught us how to ask, seek and knock:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
~ Jesus - Matt.: 7:7

He taught us how to love:
“But I say to you that listen: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
~ Jesus – Luke 8:27-31

Jesus did many things (60 character traits of Christ) while on earth:
He baptized, created miracles, fasted, healed the sick, forgave sins, he prayed, he served, he taught, he wept, and he witnessed. He gathered 12 disciples and had many other followers including several women.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
~ Jesus – John 14:6

In his role as the Messiah, Jesus pursued the will of God. He did everything possible for him to represent God here on earth.  Most Christians believe that Jesus’ purpose was to die for our sins.

I like to suggest here that the greatest life coach came to teach us how to live and to love. Ever since the fall of man, Adam and Eve, the first human ancestors who made a mistake in loving and living, it was God’s desire to restore a true man to build his ideal family. Therefore, Jesus Christ came as the second Adam.  If Jesus’ was the second Adam, where was the second Eve?

Some people believe that Mary, Jesus’ mother was the second Eve. Unfortunately, the second Eve was never manifested in Jesus’ lifetime. The Holy Spirit came after his departure from earth, and became the comforter and the healer. When we talk about the Holy Trinity, it becomes obvious, that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost become a spiritual family.

“The entire purpose of Jesus' coming can be summarized in one sentence: Jesus came to bring the resurrection needed to perfect man's love to the point where men can come into direct dominion of God's love."
~ Sun Myung Moon

When Rev. Moon was a young boy of 16, he was visited by Jesus on Easter morning. Jesus asked him during his prayer, to continue on his mission and fulfill the will of God in bringing a true family to this earth. Rev. Moon talks about this experience at length in his biography.
In his teaching, the Divine Principle, he reveals the mission of the Messiah as a teacher of love and life. Jesus’ life was cut short. That’s why he promised his Second Coming. The purpose of the Second Coming  is to bring salvation on earth with spiritual and physical restoration; it is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus as the Messiah represents God’s love and God’s life. In the purpose of creation we learn that God wanted to multiply his love and life through a lineage. Jesus was not able to manifest his lineage. He has billions of spiritual children, but unfortunately couldn’t marry and have a bride. He didn’t have a physical lineage to multiply his own children. For two-thousand years we celebrated Jesus’ sacrifice and spiritual salvation. It is now the time to bring the purpose of creation to fruition and fulfill all of Jesus’ promises.

That was the essence of our Easter message.

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