Congratulations everyone on the World Church of Messiah Meishu-sama’s Birthday Service.
Just now, we sincerely celebrated the birth of Meishu-sama here in Daiba, Tokyo, which is close to his birthplace, with Kyoshu-sama, the only existence who determines what the teaching of Meishu-sama is in Sekai Kyusei Kyo and who is the Master of Rituals and Ceremonies of Sekai Kyusei Kyo, serving as officiant. For this, I offer my most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to God, Meishu-sama, who is one with God, and to Kyoshu-sama.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Kyoshu-sama for enveloping us, members all over the world, with prayers filled with love, guiding us to the path of the resurrection of World Church of Messiah, which is Meishu-sama’s true salvation, and continuing to lead us to the salvation in the truly holy name of Messiah, within an extremely busy schedule of divine work throughout this past year. Kyoshu-sama, my deepest gratitude to you.
Also, Mayumi-okusama and Masaaki-sama, Kyoshu-sama’s successor, are in attendance today, so I would like to present them to you.
Mayumi-okusama, Masaaki-sama, if you may, please stand.
Thank you very much.
From Masaaki-sama, we received numerous guidance at the services throughout this past year, such as his greeting entitled “Who is the Lord of Forgiveness?” at the recent Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and he has also periodically delivered messages in English and Portuguese for members all over the world. Through these guidance and messages, we, who have been granted Kyoshu-sama’s guidance, were allowed to have our hearts opened even more. For this, I sincerely thank him. Masaaki-sama, my sincere gratitude to you.
Later, Masaaki-sama will deliver a greeting. We greatly appreciate it.
At the World Church of Messiah Beginning of Spring Service on February 4 of this year, we were allowed to be part of an auspicious and historic event, the resurrection of World Church of Messiah after 70 years, under the leadership of Kyoshu-sama.
Under Kyoshu-sama, I was allowed to be present at this event that will be remembered in human history, and I was allowed to know the true will of Meishu-sama embedded in the resurrection of World Church of Messiah, with my own faith being guided to a great awakening and revolution. This makes my heart tremble.
With regard to World Church of Messiah, Meishu-sama said, “World Church of Messiah will become extremely close to Christianity” and “work in concert with Christianity, strive to save humanity and lead it in the right direction; I ask God to use all my heart and soul to achieve this task.” However, I was completely ignorant of this will of Meishu-sama. I am sincerely regretful of this, and I have engraved this feeling firmly and deeply into my heart.
At the World Church of Messiah Grand Autumn Service, Kyoshu-sama gave the following guidance:
Since we were made to know that the sins of all humanity have been atoned for and forgiven through the blood Jesus offered, through his act of petition, it is crucial that we accept this atonement as something directly related to each one of us.
In addition, Masaaki-sama clearly expressed, “Jesus and Meishu-sama. Under God, the two of them are one. Christ and Messiah. Under God, the two of them are one.” He asked a very important question as to whether we, as members of World Church of Messiah, will accept the existence of Jesus, which Meishu-sama used as the foundation of his own divine work and said to work in concert with.
I would like to acknowledge the mistakes of my own faith until today, mark a clear end to them, and face the existence of Jesus head-on.
Now, I strongly desire to be able to sincerely acknowledge and accept that Jesus is unquestionably the Messiah for us members of World Church of Messiah as well, and that he is a holy existence that offered his sacred blood of atonement to God for all humanity, that is, for myself.
And as it is written in Sacred Oath, “We believe that Jesus Christ, who, 2,000 years ago, embodied the name of Messiah, the name most holy and high, is serving the Lord God in unity with Meishu-sama”—I would like to truly make this spirit a part of myself.
Therefore, I would like to accept the Lord’s Prayer, along with the Words of Prayer, as a prayer for all humanity, that is, for myself. Furthermore, I would like to pray together with all the members who are connected to World Church of Messiah, with the firm belief that within each one of us, Jesus and Meishu-sama are representing all of humanity, that is, representing ourselves, in offering the Lord’s Prayer.
And recently, as the consensus of all executive directors, regional directors, lead ministers of churches, and staff members of World Church of Messiah, we humbly requested Kyoshu-sama and was granted permission to offer the Lord’s Prayer at Headquarters, churches, and members’ households for services and morning and evening prayers beginning from the 2021 New Year Service.
I firmly believe that the faith of World Church of Messiah that Kyoshu-sama and Masaaki-sama are guiding us to, is the salvation and universal values that can be shared by all people of the world, and that it is the true gospel of heaven of an entirely new religion that transcends all religions that will present the path to uniting all religions into one and becoming a great world religion.
Everyone, let us complete the salvation of Jesus of “being born anew as children of God, as Messiahs” that could not be realized by Sekai Kyusei Kyo, Christianity, Buddhism, or any other religion, widely proclaim the message that can truly save humanity, and push forward with our heart and soul, under the guidance of Kyoshu-sama, to be united with God, to be united with Meishu-sama and Jesus, toward the promised bright future.
Thank you very much for this past year.