The Pursuit of True Love Will Break Down Materialism

Mark 12:28

28 One of the teachers of the Law of Moses came up while Jesus and the Sadducees were arguing. When he heard Jesus give a good answer, he asked him, “What is the most important commandment?”

29 Jesus answered, “The most important one says: ‘People of Israel, you have only one Lord and God. 30 You must love him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.’ 31 The second most important commandment says: ‘Love others as much as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is more important than these.”

Jeremiah 12

I gave this land to my people Israel, but enemies around it have attacked and robbed it. So I will uproot them from their own countries just as I will uproot Judah from its land. 15 But later, I will have pity on these nations and bring them back to their own lands. 16 They once taught my people to worship Baal. But if they admit I am the only true God, and if they let my people teach them how to worship me, these nations will also become my people. 17 However, if they don’t listen to me, I will uproot them from their lands and completely destroy them. I, the Lord, have spoken.

Richard:  There is nothing greater than honoring and worshipping God.  Just after Stacey and I were matched (engaged) by Rev. Sun Myung Moon , in the early morning of December 31, 1980, then we joined Rev. Moon for the Celebration of God’s Day on January 1, 1981.  Stacey and I both remember very clearly that Rev. Moon chastised us (the group gathered for the celebration) for clapping more loudly in appreciation of our matchings than for God.  Father Moon explained that we must always love God witht he utmost love. Continue reading “The Pursuit of True Love Will Break Down Materialism”

It is Most Important to Attend Jesus and His Representative on Earth

CSG 381

People like butterflies rather than
bees. It is because butterflies dance as
they fly. Everything that flies does so in
rhythm with a beat and with a melody.
Fast-flying creatures fly in time with a
beat; so do slow-flying ones. There are
various styles of flight, but, anyway,
everything flies according to a certain
rhythm. Also, the way deer run and
rabbits play in the mountains is musi-
cal. The way they hop around has a cer-
tain rhythm, and the way they eat also
has a musical quality. It is the same with
people; there is a certain rhythm when
we eat. These all express something
musically. If we think in this way – that
someone made this universe for me to
last for eternity and put it in place for
me – we should feel grateful to Him. We
should not think as an onlooker, as if
this were something to do with someone
in a neighboring village. There are high
mountains and low mountains. Do you
like there being high mountains with
low-lying land, or do you like only plain
and flat land? Having high and low is
better. Why is this so? It is because these
shapes assume a certain form that looks
as if it would dance. It is good when
these are in forms of all kinds and col-
ors, going up and going down, forming
all kinds of curves. Then, this creation is
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like a dance. In nature, there are splen-
did dances and beautiful music; there is
wonderful artwork. So many such things
exist in nature. (87-321, 1976.6.27)

Ecclesiastes 5

 Don’t be surprised if the poor of your country are abused, and injustice takes the place of justice. After all, the lower officials must do what the higher ones order them to do. And since the king is the highest official, he benefits most from the taxes paid on the land.[d] Continue reading “It is Most Important to Attend Jesus and His Representative on Earth”

Jesus Had a Sorrowful Heart Due to His Betrayal

Leviticus 23

23 The Lord told Moses to say to the community of Israel:

I have chosen certain times for you to come together and worship me.

You have six days when you can do your work, but the seventh day of each week is holy because it belongs to me. No matter where you live, you must rest on the Sabbath and come together for worship. This law will never change.

Richard:  It is important to take a Sabbath Day each week.
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We Can Only Become the Ruler of All Things by Changing Our Fallen Lineage

Numbers 13

23-24 When they got to Bunch Valley,[c] they cut off a branch with such a huge bunch of grapes, that it took two men to carry it on a pole. That’s why the place was called Bunch Valley. Along with the grapes, they also took back pomegranates[d] and figs.

Richard:  Grapes can symbolize the fruitfullness of your lineage, or your seed.

Isaiah 66

18 I know everything you do and think! The time has now come[f] to bring together the people of every language and nation and to show them my glory 19 by proving what I can do.[g] I will send the survivors to Tarshish, Pul,[h] Lud, Meshech,[i] Tubal, Javan,[j] and to the distant islands. I will send them to announce my wonderful glory to nations that have never heard about me.

20 They will bring your relatives from the nations as an offering to me, the Lord

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The Nature of Love

CSG  486

In the relationship of husband and
wife, if their love is joined through a
strong force, they must be joyful and
feel their partner is lovely, no matter
what that partner does. If the wife says
that she hates the smell coming from
her husband’s body or if the husband
thinks or feels that he hates the way his
wife moves, this is only because a per-
fect love has not been realized between
them. This married couple only joined
together for some superficial purpose or
interest. (Blessed Family – 887)

Job 7

13 I go to bed, hoping for rest,
14 but you torture me
    with terrible dreams.

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With Rev. Moon’s Ideas We Can Save the World

CSG 2253

Viewed horizontally, Adam is the
eldest son, the second son is Jesus, and
the perfected Adam is the third son. Ver-
tically speaking, the third son is the third
generation. So the grandfather’s posi-
tion is the first generation, the father’s
position is the second generation, and
the son or grandson is the third genera-
tion. If this is inverted, then the grand-
son will be in the grandfather’s posi-
tion. It will be grandfather, father, and
grandson; the other way around. Thus,
you will be able to enter God’s Kingdom
by completing the four-position founda-
tion – the realm of three generations –
through me by practicing absolute obe-
dience. Hence, it is restoration through
indemnity. (258-208, 1994.3.17)

Richard:  We should understand how important it is to form a family four position foundatio centered on God.

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Be Loyal to God and Serve the True Parent

CSG 2224

Humankind is faced with the plight
of being children of filial impiety. People
are the chief culprits who brought about
unhappiness. Having been unspeak-
ably impious toward God, such chil-
dren must occupy the position that will
enable them to become filial sons and
daughters, and recover their dignity
before Heaven.
Unification Church members are
proud of themselves, saying that they
have pledged to become filial sons and
daughters of Heaven. However, we need
to dispassionately undertake a criti-
cal reappraisal of ourselves. We have to
ask ourselves how much our hands have
become the hands of a filial child that
Heaven longs for, and how much our
faces have become the faces of filial chil-
dren that Heaven can long for.
If we ask ourselves whether or not
we have personally become the cata-
lyst of filial piety, overcoming whatever
adversities we may face, day or night,
and whether or not we have succeeded
in resembling our Father who has toiled
relentlessly in order to allow us to pio-
neer the way of filial piety, we do not
have that confidence. (60-19, 1972.8.1)

1 Samuel 23

18 They both promised the Lord that they would always be loyal to each other. Then Jonathan went home, but David stayed at Horesh.

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Rev. Moon’s Vision for Peace through Soccer and Fishing Tournament

1 Samuel 7

15 Samuel was a leader[d] in Israel all his life. 16 Every year he would go around to the towns of Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah where he served as judge for the people. 17 Then he would go back to his home in Ramah and do the same thing there. He also had an altar built for the Lord at Ramah.

Richard:  Starting in the summer of 2019, Stacey and I will travel to relatives and friends and bring teachings on Entrepreneurship and Absolutely Good Sex.

Exodus 12

Moses called the leaders of Israel together and said:

Each family is to pick out a sheep and kill it for Passover. 22 Make a brush from a few small branches of a hyssop plant and dip the brush in the bowl that has the blood of the animal in it. Then brush some of the blood above the door and on the posts at each side of the door of your house. After this, everyone is to stay inside.

Richard:  Pastor Hyung Jin has told us to be prepared internally and externally.  Internally we study Hoon Dok Hae every day and keep the words and commandments of God expressed in the Bible and int he Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.  Externally, we should have some food stored and also be able to defend ourselves.

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Engraft to the Sweet Persimmon Tree

CSG 2184

In front of God what must you long to
become? First, you must become devot-
ed children. Second, you must become
loyal subjects and patriots. Is there any-
one above loyal subjects and patriots?
Saints are higher. Devoted children in
the family are absolutely loyal to their
parents. Patriots are absolutely loyal to
their nation. Then, what kind of people
are saints? They are people like Jesus,
Buddha and Confucius – people who
assert God’s existence, not people who
assert themselves. They lead God-cen-
tered lives and do not cause any harm,
but instead try to benefit humankind.
Moreover, they are not nationalists, but
rather globalists. (54-214, 1972.3.24)

2 Chronicles 14

Asa had a large army of brave soldiers: Three hundred thousand of them were from the tribe of Judah and were armed with shields and spears; two hundred eighty thousand were from Benjamin and were armed with bows and arrows

Richard:  Although you could look at this verse externally, and say that you should be ready to defend yourself physically, which is good, we have another shield and spear.  That is the Word of God.  Specifically, our shield and spear is to maintain sexual purity before Blessed marriage and fidelity within marriage.  When you do not follow that plan, Satan has a strong condition to invade your life.

Rev Sun Myung Moon Hoon Dok Hae-8/2/04

Kodiak AK  9 pm

In Japan, in Tokyo, I walked down the street in Tokyo.  You don’t know what I experienced as a Korean, as a student.  If they know I am Korean, I will be rejected.  Even by the skinny lady.

There are many women in Japan.  They serve God. His (fight) His saints and sages in SW, having educated them last five years they are so surprised.  So many things happened.  AS a righteous man and never left anything ashamed in Japan.  Father knows that Japan destroyed Korean women.  There is no way that Japan can be saved.  Even China.  It’s like fishing like hook and it’s a bait.  Japan is having a hard time, and China also and Europe also and Soviet Union also, they are having a hard time .  There is no liberation without Father.  We need absolute sex, not free sex.  This is the only way for the solution.

During Father’s student time in Japan and Korea.  Japanese women were a very fearful thing. When Father tried to teach 170,000 women in Korea. They already forgot about their face and their appearance.  Do you understand Japanese sisters?  Do you understand all Japanese members?  Don’t be proud of yourself.  Don’t be proud of your education.  Never proud of yourself.

Things that have earthly value have no value in spirit world.

From now there is a new direction in America.  No other religion can surpass the Unification Church.  You must have that kind of spirit and tradition. Eleven religious groups came this time and had the Sports Festival.  This never happened before in history.  It’s a spiritual Olympics.  That’s Father’s vision, Father’s spirit.  …We are in an emergency time.  Having a fishing tournament here.  What is the name of this fishing tournament?. What is the name of this fishing tournament? Do you know?

Who is the peace King?  That is God.  God is the owner of the fishing tournament.  God is the owner of the hunting tournament….  You cannot just connect horizontally to it. ….

(The Interreligious and International Sports Festival……Is a cultural sports festival.  Not in the history in the past has that kind of world cultural and sports festival taken place.  We have to be grateful that one (representative) of Shintoism participated in the Blessing [and was forgiven 100%].

[You should] be able to bless even the King, even children in the womb.  That way the fallen lineage will disappear.  ..The birth certificate is going to disappear and [that person] will be reborn again.  You have to progress by annihilating sin.  You have to become a sweet persimmon.  You have to engraft to the true olive tree.  You have to become part of the sweet persimmon tree, not bitter persimmon.  After engrafting to the sweet persimmon tree, within 4 years you become part of the [sweet tree]….  Even 8 year old child up to the old grandpa branches north, south, east west, Establish 4 position foundation.  The bitter persimmon tree  [must be]engrafted to the sweet tree.  The bitter persimmon tree has grown for 6000 years but a person who is engrafted can become the sweet persimmon tree within 4 years.

You can engraft bitter tree immediately.  It won’t take a long time.  Even Congressman and senators can be engrafted.  Even within one week, we will be able to Bless them, and Japan will be registered as the kingdom of God.  Then Japan will become the place where the sun never sets.  Gather all the hard working Japanese brothers and sisters and invite them for the workshop.  You have to make a strong decision.

 

…..Father says to Mrs. McDevitt “How can you go to the bathroom during HDK?  You cannot do like that.(That may have been said somewhat in jest)

How miserable is the history behind you as a representative of Japan.  I will give light to the meaning of Wakarimashda, which means “do you understand”, but also, wakari means “separate”.  Do you understand even daytime and night time?  The settlement of noon.  Changing  utterly hell into the heavenly kingdom. The liberation.  We have to change the fallen lineage.  The fallen lineage has to disappear.  Even the emperor of Japan has to understand this.

….  In the hell Satan will bury you for a 1000 years. Our ancestors… come to bow to True Parents with the mercy of God.

Father asks “How old are you, in the back?” (to one brother who is doing ocean church in San Francisco).  33 years old.  You are 33, but you look more like 50 years old.  How can you look more older?  What kind of business do you do?  I am doing Ocean Church in San Francisco.  You have been treated very bad by Americans.  That’s  why you become very old.  Do your best.”

You have to hurry up.  We have to become the owner of the harvest.  You have to offer the Japanese nation to God.  You are doing, though you will not be able to stand in the SW.  You have to be serious.  I am not talking about the Japanese sword.  Making a serious determination without defeat.

There is no enemy before God.  Remember the atomic bomb. Even we are in the era when the satellite can destroy the enemy.  How can you win with the Japanese sword?

If you study the life behind all of the Samarai’s, the sword fighter, they felt there is nothing to fear under the sun.  It’s a miracle that kind of Japan is assigned by Father as the Eve nation.  So now you come to understand the heart of God.  Only Father knows the heart of God and knows God.  For 44 years Father went through suffering since Father was 40, after the 2nd World War.  If England, France,  & Germany, and the Chrisitan Cultures had accepted Father, then when Father became 40 years old he would have educated all the presidents and national leaders..at the time of the liberation of Korea.  We are now facing almost the same time period as that after WWII when Father could have been accepted.

Unite Religions and Politics with the Teaching of the True Parent

I joined the Unification Movement, accepting the Messianic mission of Rev. Sun Myung Moon 42 years ago today!

CSG 320

Although it is invisible, love is the
most precious treasure on earth. That is
because it is unchanging in nature. Gold
is precious because of its unchanging col-
or, a diamond is precious because of its
unchanging hardness, and a pearl is pre-
cious because of the unchanging harmo-
ny of its colors. However, these precious
treasures do not have life in them. True
love, on the other hand, is a treasure that
has life, and is therefore more precious
than all of them. (201-142, 1990.3.30)

CSG 1047

Cain-Abel relationships
between members
When we look at the members of the
Unification Church and ask the ques-
tion who is Cain and who is Abel, hor-
izontally, those who joined earlier are
Abel, while vertically, those who joined
recently are Abel. In the vertical and
horizontal relationships, the horizontal
must be attentive to the vertical and not
the other way around. This is how it will
become. (49-214, 1971.10.10)

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