“Manifestation of God’s power – The time has come when the Universe is to be blessed”
Question: Meishu-sama, you have changed the name of your church to Sekai Meshiya Kyo, World Church of Messiah. As you know, Jesus Christ has also been designated as the Messiah. What is the relationship between our use of the term “Messiah” and the Christian use of it?
Meishu-sama: In the West, indeed, people call Jesus the Messiah, but let me say that they still do not have a concrete definition of the term “Messiah.” The Savior has yet to accomplish His true objective. Or rather, He was not able to manifest His true power until the first half of the twentieth century. But now, at last, the time has come when God reveals His true power. In the West, from now on, I am certain that the Christ is going to demonstrate his true potential. In the East, the Messiah will definitely manifest his true divine power. This cannot be understood with the kinds of religious notions we have had until today – a more mystic and majestic divine power will appear for the first time in human history. I am simply a representative of the Messiah, so I have no idea in what way or form the Messiah will take his course of action. But seeing, albeit slight, from how God is advancing His work now, I have a feeling that a tremendous spiritual power is going to bless the Universe – that I can say for the moment. (…)
Meshiya, vol. 53, March 11, 1950
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