Pastor Hyung Jin Moon explains about “Fake News” and the battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil in this weeks sermons “Substantial Kingdom”: https://vimeo.com/195476294.
Enjoy my latest video Blog: Who Is Writing Fake News and What Should Be Done About It? https://youtu.be/5VxApSYFC_U
1Then Hannah prayed and said:
“My heart rejoices in the Lord;
in the Lord my horna is lifted high.
My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.
2“There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.
3“Do not keep talking so proudly
or let your mouth speak such arrogance,
for the Lord is a God who knows,
and by him deeds are weighed.
Richard: The reference to “horn” made me think of President Elect Donald Trump. “Horn” symbolized strength.
16Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. 17If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain.
Richard: This makes me think about Pastor Hyung Jin Moon and how he encouraged us to celebrate the festival of booths (living in a tent outside), and how he invited us to do so last Fall in Maine (stay with his family camping on the seashore in Maine).
Let Us Be a Victor for God
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
June 30, 1957
Chung Pa Dong Church
Do you have a life, hope, and a will to proceed? If so, it does not belong only to you. You should not think that your life is only yours. If Jesus had thought that his life belonged only to him, he could not have achieved the resurrection beyond his death on the cross. Because he knew that his life was God’s, Jesus endured the suffering and tribulations of being crucified. Accordingly, the path of the cross was not only for himself alone.
It is the same with you. Your life does not belong only to you; nor does the world, the universe, or the creation belong only to humans. All these belong to God. What is the center of your thoughts and ideas? We should find an ideology and ideas that petition for the sake of God. If we die, we should die for the Father. If we live, we should live for the Father. If we live with such an attitude, even if we are dead, we really did not die. Yet in contrast to this, even if we are alive, if we live only for ourselves, that life cannot be glorious. No matter what, if we are destined to climb over a hill of death, each of us should reflect upon why we should go such a path.
Jesus offered even his own body at the end after having gone through a path of sweat and tears. For the sake of God, he did not spare anything for himself and offered everything that he had, praying, “Father, please accept my spirit.” Why did he become an offering of sacrifice, shedding blood like this? It is because he knew that when he totally offered himself, God could totally receive him. Along with Jesus, if you are to be victorious toward the satanic world, you should think whether you are offering yourself while still attached to your life. If we are to be an extremely holy sacrifice to eternally fulfill Father’s wish, if we have any element centered on us, then we will become an offering that can be accused by Satan.
Do you want to become people whom God can call, “My sons and daughters”? If so, you should establish the truth, life and love of heaven, and you should restore all things and yourselves to be heaven’s.
Jesus prayed, “My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me.” He also prayed the opposite of the prayer, “Do not do as I want, but do as You want.” You also should build an altar of heaven by bringing your will over to that of the Father’s. Otherwise, you cannot achieve the hope of God and cannot be victorious in the battles against Satan.
Due to the fall of humans, for many thousands of years, they walked a path of toil. Climbing a hill of blood and tears to become a living sacrifice before God, they have been fighting Satan. Similarly, today we should walk a path of sacrifice for our people. Then your followers will follow the path, and you will even be able to make the enemy Satan surrender to you and become your friend.
Humans who have been toiling for 6,000 years for the will of God should now be able to sing God’s glory by fulfilling the universal responsibility on behalf of Jesus through making the conditions of glorious victory. Satan, who has been opposing God, will oppose you, too. The day when the opposition of Satan will change all of a sudden, the day when Satan makes an offering before God with you, will be the last days, the day of judgment.
When we come to command Satan through making conditions that Satan can surrender to God, conditions that can start centered on the heavenly principles, Satan will obey the order. Therefore, you can become people who can be victorious in the struggle with Satan….
Now you must have found a way to defeat Satan and build a relationship with God as parent and child. Thus, we should lead a life in which we sacrifice ourselves more for the Father.
Father! We now learned that we should walk a path to be a victor. This is a path of blood, sweat, and tears, and a sacrificial offering to have everything shared with all of humankind by separating all the elements of our own blood and flesh. When we got away from this path, we learned that we will not be able to stand in the garden of universal victory for which the Father wishes.
Father! We learned that our life is not ours, our love is not ours, our children are not ours, and all of our material is not ours. If we try to possess everything with our greed, we know that there will be nothing that will belong to us. Please guide us to stand in the position of sacrificial offerings who are willing to offer you everything that we have.
We learned that all people should indemnify God’s grievance of 6,000 years and become a victor. Father, allow all the sons and daughters gathered here today to do so, going this way without minding a path of sweat, tears and even death on behalf of the Father, so that they might fulfill the worldwide and universal mission. Thus, they will be in the position of having been restored as true sons and daughters. Please allow them to sing a song of glory for You.
By so doing, I sincerely wish and desire that You would guide them to be Your children who can have dominion over Satan, and in tears of joy, return all creations to You. As I entrusted all of this to You, please guide them to the path of tears, sweat, and blood for the victory.
We are commissioned to pioneer the path of victory, so let us be offered as a sacrificial offering of the cross by fulfilling the mission of this historical victory. Now we understand that if in a situation where we can shed tears for Satan, instead we proudly state, “I am a sacrificial offering to you, Father,” even Satan himself must admit, “You are right. You are truly a child of God.” Thus, I sincerely wish and pray that we can be such a group of people.
I prayed for this in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Richard: It is crucial for us to submit our own will to the will of God/Jesus/True Father.