Congratulations everyone on the World Church of Messiah Grand Ancestor Service.
The hot summer has arrived at once after the end of the rainy season, and now I long for the cool sound of the wind chimes.
Just now, together with all of you from throughout the country and throughout the world, we were allowed to hold this year’s Grand Ancestor Service with Kyoshu-sama, the only existence who reveals to us the will of Meishu-sama in this material world, 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.
As for Mayumi-okusama, she will be welcoming her birthday the day after tomorrow. Let us celebrate with a big round of applause! Mayumi-okusama, our most sincere congratulations to you.
Thank you very much.
I sincerely thank you, Mayumi-okusama, for in ways seen and unseen, we have always received your care and attention in various matters so that we are able to walk under the leadership of Kyoshu-sama as World Church of Messiah on the path of Meishu-sama’s truth. I wish you good health for many years to come, and I ask for your continued guidance for us all.
Also, Masaaki-sama will deliver a greeting later. We greatly appreciate it.
I feel that it is very significant that under Kyoshu-sama, we have been allowed to hold a grand service in Kyushu for the first time in the history of our Church.
At the Grand Ancestor Service last year, Kyoshu-sama gave us guidance to remind ourselves once more that we are the true goreiji (ancestral shrine) united to the Church bearing the name of Messiah and to determine within our hearts that the ancestors of all humanity live within us.
Kyoshu-sama also clearly expressed the following:
The blood of the generations of our ancestors that is flowing within us is atoned for and cleansed by the holy blood of Jesus Christ who was sent to the earth by God.
Together with our ancestors, we have been forgiven and made into living beings, and all of our souls have already been welcomed into heaven.
Acknowledging this as a fact—this is what it means to “return to heaven.”
Together with the ancestors that live within me, I offered the donation for today’s service to God filled with my appreciation and joy for having been allowed to be awakened to the gospel of the true salvation of being born anew as children of God, as Messiahs—the gospel that Kyoshu-sama reveals to us. I offered the donation with reverence for God for having forgiven my sinful self.
At the same time, I have come to this service today praying to God in the name of Messiah that I would like to serve a part in the work of the salvation of all humanity under the leadership of Kyoshu-sama, with permission from God.
At this Grand Ancestor Service today, I would like to earnestly ask for permission, in the name of Messiah, which is one with Meishu-sama and Jesus, together with the ancestors who are one with us, to return to the heaven within ourselves; to receive God’s absolute power of forgiveness and salvation; and to praise the immeasurable glory of the work of God. With that, I would like to conclude my greeting.
Thank you very much.
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