Congratulations everyone on the World Church of Messiah Beginning of Spring Service.
The scent of plums, the first flowers to bloom, is letting us know that spring has arrived.
Just now, together with all of you from throughout the country and throughout the world, we celebrated this year’s Beginning of Spring Service, which marks the first anniversary of the resurrection of World Church of Messiah, 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.
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.
First, I have good news for all of you today.
With permission from Kyoshu-sama, and with the approval of trademark registration from the Japan Patent Office, it has been decided that the symbol that Meishu-sama used under the name of World Church of Messiah will be used as our Church symbol from today’s World Church of Messiah Beginning of Spring Service.
I feel great joy that we will be allowed to use this symbol that is imbued with the will of Meishu-sama in founding World Church of Messiah, which is the most important point of origin for us members of World Church of Messiah, as the new Church symbol. At the same time, the great responsibility of being allowed to be a member of this World Church of Messiah makes me feel that I must brace myself.
Together with all of you, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Kyoshu-sama for allowing this.
For details, please see the program that was handed out to you today.
Last year, under Kyoshu-sama, we were allowed to witness the resurrection of World Church of Messiah, a major auspicious event that will be remembered in human history, and we were allowed to start on a new path. In addition, from January 1 of this year, we have received permission to use the holy divine names to worship God, our true Father, and the liturgical rituals and ceremonies have been unified all over the world.
As I chant the same divine names as everyone in the world who are connected to World Church Messiah and offer the Lord’s Prayer along with the Words of Prayer on a daily basis, I have come to an understanding that I am not the one who is facing God and that perhaps it is God who is always looking and coming toward us, all humanity, and our ancestors.
Furthermore, under the will of God, Meishu-sama is in unity with Jesus, and the truth of the name of Messiah and the truth of the Second Coming of Christ have been made clear by Kyoshu-sama and by Masaaki-sama for the first time since the creation of the world. The great miracle that I have received of being allowed to serve in proclaiming the true salvation in the history of humanity makes my heart tremble.
I give deep thought to the blessing that my unforgivable self has been forgiven by the atoning blood of Jesus, which Kyoshu-sama clearly expressed is the foundation of the Transition from Night to Day. At the same time, I strongly feel that I would like to do my utmost under Kyoshu-sama to respond to the will of God and the will of Meishu-sama and Jesus, with permission to widely proclaim the true salvation.
Everyone, as members who have been brought together to the World Church of Messiah that Meishu-sama truly wished for, let us engrain the honor and responsibility into our hearts, and let us move forward with great joy and hope in the glorious and bright new era of God, under Kyoshu-sama, carrying the symbol that represents the origin of the founding of World Church of Messiah.
Thank you very much.