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Happy New Year, everyone.
As we welcome the arrival of the new year that brings a refreshing spirit to all creation, we were allowed to hold the New Year Service 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, to Meishu-sama, who is one with God, and to Kyoshu-sama.
Recently, on December 20, we were allowed to hold the World Church of Messiah Meishu-sama’s Birthday Service under Kyoshu-sama. We received a message from Kyoshu-sama and a greeting from Masaaki-sama. In addition, we watched “The reading of ‘The life of faith I have walked’” and listened to “Amazing Grace,” with English lyrics translated into Japanese by Kyoshu-sama.
I am deeply moved that I, having been granted Kyoshu-sama’s guidance, have been allowed to walk the path of true salvation that Jesus and Meishu-sama have opened up for all humanity under the will of God. I would like to express my sincere appreciation once again to Kyoshu-sama for guiding me to be a member of World Church of Messiah. 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. Later, Masaaki-sama will deliver a greeting. We greatly appreciate it.
Now, with the arrival of a brilliant new year, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the members all over the world for welcoming this new year full of hope.
Today, I welcomed the beginning of 2021 with great joy from deep within my heart. At the same time, I felt strongly that I must brace myself.
From today, January 1, we will be allowed to worship using the holy divine names of Sushin naru warera no Kami and Sushin naru senzo no Kami, which were decided by Kyoshu-sama with permission from Meishu-sama, to refer to God, the Lord of all creation who is one and only. In addition, from today, we will be offering the World Church of Messiah Lord’s Prayer that Kyoshu-sama has granted us along with the Words of Prayer.
At the recent Meishu-sama’s Birthday Service, Kyoshu-sama expressed to us that Meishu-sama, under the will of God, is in unity with the will of Jesus and is praying the Lord’s Prayer within each one of us for all humanity. Kyoshu-sama also gave us guidance regarding our duty to intercede with God on behalf of many people as those who belong in heaven and as members of this Church that bears the name of Messiah.
In addition, Masaaki-sama clearly expressed to us the true meaning of the Lord’s Prayer, that it is a prayer that allows us to pray as residents of heaven and a prayer for us to be born anew as children of God, as Messiahs. He gave us guidance boldly and with absolute conviction that we, members of World Church of Messiah, will be allowed to pray with knowledge of the true meaning of the Lord’s Prayer, and will be of use in the great revolution of Christianity, the awakening of Christians, and the divine work to save all humanity.
Also, the phrase, “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun” from the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” resonated with me in particular. The feeling of longing for our true home where the Heavenly Father resides vividly came back to me.
Now, having been granted such precious guidance, the following two hymns that Kyoshu-sama announced in the December issue of Glory strongly come to my mind.
Repeatedly and with urgency,
You, O God, say to us,
Return to heaven!
Return to heaven quickly!
I know what you wish, Meishu-sama!
You wish us to bring your divine salvation
To as many people as possible
And as quickly as possible!
With my mind focused on welcoming the first anniversary of the resurrection of World Church of Messiah at the World Church of Messiah Beginning of Spring Service on February 4 of next month, I have firmly decided in my heart that I would like to devote myself wholeheartedly to respond to the voice of God who is allowing me to be used for the work of true salvation that has never been carried out since the creation of the world.
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, and widely proclaim the message that can truly save humanity.
In our various positions, under Kyoshu-sama, let us sincerely serve this missionary work that is in a completely new stage and is being moved forward by God, with faith that our joy, dreams and hopes, and happiness, are here.
I look forward to another year with all of you. Thank you very much.