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We human beings were born because
of God. The motive for our birth comes
through the Creator. We are made by
Him, but for what? This is the question.
Did He create us because He wanted to
leave diamonds to us because He likes
them? Did He create us because he
wants to bequeath His power, or to pass
on all His knowledge because He likes
knowledge? What is our origin, our
beginning? This is the question. Even
if we were to assert ourselves as having
originated from the absolute God and
being born out of an internal bond with
Him, if we do not clearly understand
the process for returning to the original
homeland in the future, everything now
underway will remain unfinished.
The motive for our birth comes
from our mother and father. We were
born because the lives of our father and
mother intertwined. But the inheri-
tance of the characteristics of both par-
ents was not the result of their lives col-
liding. Beforehand, the fundamental
action and motive that connected these
two lives together, was love. When we
consider the preciousness of life and
love, life is in second place, and love is
in first place. (177-305, 1988.5.22)
The Blessing of 360 Million Cou-
ples signifies that we have surpassed
the realm of dominion based on accom-
plishments through the Principle. We
are now in the global era. Spring is upon
us, the season of revival. I have brought
you here in order to bless you. So what
should you do in return? You should
become the leaders who can reign over
the devil. (297-298, 1998.12.22)
Oh, Father! We Welcome You
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
March 9, 1959
You must always be able to frankly reveal to the Father whether you are living as the expression of hope in faith, life and love. You must live with the mind-set, “Yes, Father! I will believe in the Father. Even if the Father cannot believe in me, I will believe in the Father. Even if the Father abandons me, I cannot abandon the Father.”
Is there a hero who would not betray the Father even if the heavenly principles were to change or even if Heaven was to betray him? Is there a hero who would believe when no other in heaven and earth could believe? God has been guiding the providence until now, longing for the one day of hope when He can find this kind of person. Are there, however, any who understand this sorrowful situation of the Father? Is there such a church? People are pitiful beings who are ignorant of this.
Those in the world who cherish the will of Heaven in their hearts will be rejected. At the time of Jesus, everyone was his enemy. Those who are not rejected, those who are not enemies of the world, are false. After coming to the earth, Jesus lost his foundation in his family. He was ostracized by John the Baptist’s group, whom God had chosen and prepared. He was ostracized by the religious sect God had prepared through 4,000 years of toil. He was persecuted by the chosen Israelites, by the blood kinsmen of Abraham. He was persecuted by the whole of humanity. He was abandoned, even by the spirit world. He was abandoned, even by God.
This is the reason he had to die in a miserable situation as it is recorded in the Bible verse, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” or “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) You must not forget that the one who suffered this kind of torment is our savior, the savior of humanity and our leader. You must connect to that heart of Jesus.
When Elijah was ostracized by the Israelites and being driven away, he appealed to God, “Father, I am the only one who remains.” Have you ever connected with that kind of heart? You must be able to say, “I will not abandon You, even if all of the thirty million people were to turn away from You. Even if the 2.4 billion persons of the world and all spirits were to turn their backs on You, I will not.” Those who have experienced this kind of heart cannot go to hell, even if they try. They will not perish on the earth, no matter what. They cannot be destroyed by anything.
You have to understand that Jesus’ heart of appeal, “Father, if it is possible then please let this cup pass from me. But do not do as I will, but as Thou will,” (Matthew 26:39) became the central point that allowed him to step over the realm of death and rise above it. Jesus was ostracized by the people, the church, his tribe and by Satan of the invisible spirit world when he came to the earth. In other words, Jesus did not even have one friend. The question is whether the people at the time even entertained the thought that this kind of Jesus would appear as the Savior of humanity.
When we consider it from this perspective, we can see that Jesus set the standard for the creation of a new history. Jesus possessed the eternal and unchanging heart. He had the attitude that the Father was the master of his faith, his life and love. Because there was no one who could cut off the faith, life and love of Jesus, Christianity did not falter, no matter who attacked them. Instead, Christianity progressed.
If you who are coming to the Unification Church today want to live for the sake of humanity, then you must possess the kind of faith Jesus had. In these last days, you must possess the standard of faith with which Jesus could confront the path of death and offer his life. You must possess the standard of faith by which Jesus could sacrifice even his body. Heaven is longing for this standard of faith to be found among the people of faith in the last days.