Nothing on the earth lasts forever. In other words, there is a time for everything. If something was sowed, there is a time to reap. Although a building was robustly built, there is a time to destroy. How about our lives? There is a time to be born and a time to die. All happiness, which seems to last everlastingly, is to be ended some day. The Bible depicts this truth exactly:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot (Ecclesiastes┬á3:1-2)
For easier understanding, a ‘time’ can be compared to the food expiration date which indicates the freshness of food. Food past its expiration date might be corrupt. Therefore it’s important to buy food after checking its expiration date. Likewise, there is also ‘a time’ for the Redemption Work of God we believe in.
Please think this carefully: it would have been enough┬áif God the Father Jehovah alone had continued His work to the end of the world. However, why did God the Son Jesus appear? The Jews, who only called the name ‘Jehovah,’ were not be able to believe in Jesus. But, Jesus came as the Savior who would save mankind according to the prophecies of the Bible. The Apostle Peter witnessed Him as follows:
He [Jesus: GNT] 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.” (Acts 4:11-12)
Isn’t it strange? Peter confidently said, “There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” In the Old Testament, it’s clearly written: “I, even I, am the LORD (Jehovah), and apart from me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:11) ┬áPeter, the best disciple of Jesus, must have aware of this fact. Regarding this matter, the answer can be found in the word ‘time’. The above verses mean that the Savior of the Son is only Jesus in the age of the Son and people are not allowed to call other name than Jesus in that age.
God Jehovah, who appeared in the Old Testament, was the Savior of the age of the Father. Jesus, who appeared in the New Testament, was the Savior of the age of the Son. When the time for the age of the Father was expired and the age was changed to the age of the Son, the name of the Savior was also change from Jehovah to Jesus. Therefore, people could not be saved any longer with the name of ‘Jehovah’ in the age of the Son. It’s because there is a time for the name of the Savior. For this reason, Jesus said, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:24)
Now, the age of the Father and the age of the Son were expired. Today, we are living in the age of the Holy Spirit. Then, do you think the name of the Savior of the age of the Holy Spirit is still ‘Jesus’ with whom many people are familiar? ‘Jesus’ was the name of the Savior of the age of the Son. We cannot get salvation any longer with the name ‘Jesus’ in this age of the Holy Spirit we are currently living. Once again, it’s because the age of the Son ended.
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. (Revelation 3:12)
Are you still calling Jesus, the Savior of the age of the Son, without knowing Christ Ahnsahnghong, the new name of Jesus or the Savior of the age of the Holy Spirit? 2000 years ago, the Jews also did. They called the name ‘Jehovah’, the Savior of the age of the Father, without┬ádiscerning the time. We know the results of them. We can be saved when we discern the time.
Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time? (Luke 12:56)