Hymns of Meishu-sama
How joyous it is!
On Risshun when spring begins,
I have founded Meshiya Kyokai (Church of Messiah)!
The mystery of the Second Coming of Christ
Must have been resolved now.
For, finally, the time has come for the
Messiah to appear!
The world is enveloped in dark clouds.
Driving them away,
The Messiah is descending,
Carrying Jehovah (Yahweh) on his back!
Sacred Word of Meishu-sama
“Words of Meishu-sama regarding the passing of Reverend Nakajima, February, 1950”
On the day of Risshun, Beginning of Spring, February 4, the organizational structure was changed.
I said it on New Year’s Day that things are going to be severe from this year. At first, I thought that a change was going to take place in society but no. It took place within our church, and it was a drastic one.
I am sure that this will affect the society in general and many strange things will occur. I can no longer work as Kannon. In our Zengen Sanji prayer, I have added the phrase, “has become Messiah.” Now, it reads “…turned into Miroku and has become Messiah.” My divinity has changed from that of Kannon to Messiah. What Kannon has been doing up until now will be done by Messiah. The work of Kannon is limited to the East and is not global.
With regard to the salvation of humanity, our religion, [World] Church of Messiah, will become extremely close to Christianity. I had thought of this in the past, but now, finally, the time has arrived for this to materialize.
The Collected Works of Mokichi Okada, Sermons, vol. 3, p. 346, February 1950
Portion omitted for the service.