Message of Cross 3 – God the Almighty

Senior Pastor Dr. Jaerock Lee

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

God the Creator is from everlasting to everlasting, perfect, omniscient, and He is the almighty God who is able to do anything. For these reasons, throughout the Bible there are found time and time again the mentioning of signs and wonders which no man is capable of manifesting.

Such works of the almighty God have been manifested in different generations by people of God whom He Himself set forth, and God continues to show us the wonders of His power even today. Jesus told us in John 4:48, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.” People are unable to believe in God without witnessing His power embedded in such signs and wonders.

1. God the Omniscient knows everything

God knows not only our words and deeds but also our hearts and even the thoughts that are flashing through our minds. This is because He created us as written in Psalm 139:13 which reads, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” Also, He knows things that are happening now and foresees things to come.

In the Bible there are many prophecies concerning the coming of the Savior of mankind, the destruction and re-establishment of Israel, and the things that take place at the end of the age. These prophecies have been faithfully fulfilled. Moreover, through the people who are deemed proper in God’s sight, God reveals the things that are to take place. Amos 3:7 says, “Surely the LORD God does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.”

Even today, God reveals the things that are to come through the people who communicate with Him in depth. I have also relayed many prophecies that God had revealed to this church. For instance, I predicted the election of Taewoo Roh as president of South Korea in 1987, and that he would be succeeded by Presidents Youngsam Kim and Daejung Kim. I had also predicted the election of Ronald Reagan as president of the United States and Margaret Thatcher as prime minister of the United Kingdom. God had also revealed to me in advance of the deaths of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India and General Secretary Chernenko of the former Soviet Union.

I have also prophesied on the price of crude oil and the future of the Middle East, and how the three major countries and blocs—i.e., the United States, the European Union, and the formerly Communist and Communist-controlled nations of China and Russia would be solidified into three contending forces in the world. I have also predicted the failure of South Korea’s “sunshine policy” aimed at engaging the North, and how the North would open its doors temporarily, but soon close them again.

I have prophesied about many other topics and events, and every one of them has been fulfilled or is in the works of being fulfilled. Our God, who knows the flow of the current and the future of world history, also knows the future that lies ahead in each of your lives. By committing every aspect of your life to God the Almighty, I urge you to always walk the path of prosperity and blessing.

2. The omnipotent power of God as recorded in the Bible

God gave Ten Plagues to Egypt through Moses prior to the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. Also, by His power, the Red Sea was split in two, water came out from a rock, and bitter water at Marah changed into sweet water. By His power, Elijah prophesied a severe drought would last for three and a half years. And when he prayed to God earnestly, He gave the answer with fire and allowed for a heavy rain. Through His power, dead men were raised.

In the time of New Testament, those works of God the Almighty also took place. Jesus raised the dead man Lazarus, opened the eyes of the blind, He healed the sick and people with infirmities, and He healed demon-possessed people. He also calmed the wind and the sea, and walked on the water.

Even after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, God’s power was manifested through Jesus’ disciples as well. In the case of Apostle Peter, people carried the sick out into the streets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them (Acts 5:15). In Apostle Paul’s case, when handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out (Acts 19:11-12).

By manifesting amazing power that is beyond men’s capability, God desires all people to meet Him and reach salvation.

3. God the Almighty works even today

The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Thus, God’s power through Jesus Christ can be manifested even in our time

Manifestations of such powerful works of God have been taking place at our church, Manmin Central Church, since its founding. Testimonies to the healing of all sorts of incurable diseases are being received from all over the world every week. An astounding fact is that so many people have experienced the healing of their diseases and weaknesses not only when they received my prayer in person but also when they received my prayer only on the Internet or through GCN.

Many married couples, who were childless for years and even dozens of years, have come to give birth. From abroad, many prayer requests and photographs of the sick are received via fax or e-mail and when I pray with my hands on people’s names or photographs, the power of God takes place transcending space and time. Whenever I hold special revival meetings in Korea or overseas crusades, I prayed for the sick from the stage because I was unable to lay my hands on each of them. Still, a myriad of people have received healing at the same time and given glory to God. Countless more people, who were unable to attend such revival meetings or crusades in person, have testified to their healings by just attending them on the Internet, via satellite, or on television. After the crusades, a great number of people all around the world sent their testimonies by fax or email.

Now let’s look into wonders God the Almighty has manifested. At times of summer retreats or special events, the Manmin members have experienced the ways in which God governed the weather. When I prayed with faith, at times pouring rains stopped and other times clouds gathered from the four corners of the sky to shield Manmin members from the scorching sunlight when preparing for outdoor activities. It is impossible to compute the exact number of evidences or instances in which our church and its members have seen and experienced the healing of diseases and infirmities, extraordinary miracles, signs, and wonders in nature involving clouds, stars, and rainbows.

Such amazing works are still happening today because of the love of God who wants to not only set us free from diseases and answer our prayer but also open the way of salvation for all people.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, even today, the living God manifests all kinds of things that are simply beyond the capacity of man. I pray in the name of the Lord that by believing in this almighty God, you will give glory to Him and lead countless souls to the way of salvation.

Message of Cross 1 – God the Creator

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

If you are a Christian, you must clearly understand why God the Creator put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, why Jesus is the only Savior for mankind, and why God made Hell.

Churches should give the answers to the questions about these three topics and teach believers the providence of salvation in the cross that covers the profound and mysterious things that were hidden before ages. Only then can they possess true faith. Above all, they should know God the Creator clearly.

1. God who created the heavens, the earth, and all things in them

Some people in this world claim that there is no god. There are others who worship gods that men made up with their imaginations or some images of creatures. But the one and only true Deity is our God the Creator.

Even though He may not be visible to our naked eyes, God truly exists. He is the Creator and the Governor of everything in the universe including mankind and He is the Judge. He transcends man, who is a mere creature and He is immeasurable. It is no easy task for man to explain God. Even with much deliberation or examination, man in his limited knowledge cannot wholly understand God. But the Bible gives a clear answer to all this.

Genesis 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” From the state of nothingness, in six days God created the heavens and the earth by His Word alone, and on the sixth and final day of the creation, He created Adam, the first man of all mankind.

Because man was created by God, he instinctively feels and recognizes the existence of some supernatural being from the depths of his heart. We find in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart.” By God having set “eternity in their heart,” people with a good conscience acknowledge and seek some kind of deity even without hearing or knowing about God.

Romans 1:20 reads, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” As this verse reminds us, even without seeing God in person, we can know that God the Creator is alive and that there is only one Creator.

2. The evidences that enable us to believe God the Creator

First, people of different races and ethnic groups in this world may look different, speak different languages, come from different cultural backgrounds, and have different colors of skin. However, each individual on the earth is the same in that everyone has two eyes, two ears, one nose, and one mouth and these parts are located in identical positions for all men. Moreover, while there are slight differences among animals, birds, insects, and fish according to their specific characteristics, in essence, their appearance is identical in formation which attests to their having been designed and formed by the one and only Creator.

If there had been several creators, each of them may have determined and created form and functions of men and animals according to each of their personal preferences. On the other hand, proponents of the theory of evolution claim that mankind evolved from higher animals, which in turn have evolved from lower life forms. However, as we find in Genesis 1:21, “And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good,” from the beginning God created everything according to its own kind.

Creatures on land did not evolve from fish, and birds did not evolve from creatures on land. Man did not evolve from an ape; an ape was created as an ape from the beginning, and man was created as man from the beginning. Of all creatures, man alone was made in God’s image with a spirit, a soul, and a body. No matter how closely an ape may resemble a human being, that ape cannot understand or worship God the way a human being with a spirit is able to worship Him.

Next, the evidence found in natural phenomena attests to “God the Creator” all too clearly. With Earth’s rotation and revolution, various yet systematic phenomena including the change of night and day, four seasons, high and low tides, and the circulation of the air take place.

Celestial positioning and movement have been established to create the most suitable and appropriate environment to sustain all life forms, including human beings. The distance between the sun and the earth, or the distance between the earth and the moon is the most appropriate: the sun, the earth, and the moon are neither too far nor too close from each other and, without even a slightest error, have been systematically rotating and revolving for a very long time. The universe was not accidentally created by some “Big Bang” as opponents of the evolution theory propose.

For instance, we know that a clock consists of a myriad of parts that have been elaborately assembled and operates accordingly. Suppose someone argued, “At the time of a volcanic eruption, all the parts in this clock came together on their own and began operating.” Would anyone believe that story? Now, then, how could this universe in which we live, the universe that is infinitely more elaborate than a clock, have come into existence on its own and begun operating in such an orderly fashion?

All this is possible because everything in the universe has been designed, created, and is in operation by the wisdom of God. For these reasons, no one can give an excuse to God on the Judgment Day, saying, “I didn’t think You really exist!”

3. Reasons people are unable to believe in God

Why, then, do people still refuse to believe in God even as they witness such clear evidences of creation? People tend to only believe in things that are visible to their eyes and tangible in their hands. They accept things they can understand with their knowledge and thought. They will not believe in the existence of an invisible God, biblical signs and wonders, or the like, all of which are beyond man’s capacity. However, everything in the Bible is true.

Just as Jesus tells us in John 4:48, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe,” only when people witness signs and wonders that are not possible by man’s capabilities will their knowledge and frames of thought be shattered. When people see, hear, and experience things which no man is capable of doing, they will come to acknowledge the fact that God’s Word is the truth.

By countless manifestations of His power, God has repeatedly revealed to biblical figures that He exists. To Egypt’s unbelieving Pharaoh and his retainers, God revealed Himself through the Ten Plagues. Our Lord Jesus proved that He was the Son of God through manifestation of signs and wonders, while Apostle Paul healed the sick and the weak, drove out demons, and revived the dead in the name of Jesus Christ.

Manifestations of God’s work are necessary in our generation as well. For unbelievers, God’s power is sure proof by which they can be led to believe in the living God the Creator. Since its founding, countless signs and wonders have been manifested at Manmin Central Church and manifestations of God’s power of greater magnitude have been taking place with the passing of time.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, the evidence that attests to God’s existence is clearly revealed in every creature in the universe, in signs and wonders, and in manifestations of His power. By fearing God and living by His commandments, I pray in the name of the Lord that you will experience God’s work and give glory to Him without restraint.