Human Beings Did Not Reach Perfection with God

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1980

When we speak of the pulse of energy
in the Korean peninsula, then this pulse
is connected with Korea’s fate and des-
tiny. It is connected with heavenly for-
tune and even national destiny. What is
national destiny? I consider it the fate
of the nation, the direction the nation
is taking. The direction Korea takes
for its survival will enable the Repub-
lic of Korea to prosper when its pulse
throbs with vigor and is well connect-
ed. The Republic of Korea should create
one world by uniting with the heavenly
fortune and pulse of the world and by
drawing the support of fortune. (178-265,
1988.6.8)

Richard:  Unfortunately, right now Korea is not aligned with heavenly fortune and the pulse of the world.  When Rev. Moon was alive things were moving in a positive direction.  With the heresies of Hak Ja Han, heavenly fortune has been lost and Korea is struggling.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1421

What are we trying to achieve? We
want to be registered in the positions of
sons and daughters who can be loved
eternally by God and True Parents. The
registration will begin from this time
forth. You will be registered in the Book
of Life of the Kingdom of God. A new
form of registration should take place
based on the true parent-centered ideol-
ogy and Godism, and at the same time,
the organization of tribes should also
take place. Similar to the twelve apostles
of Jesus and the twelve tribes of Israel,
we also need to organize ourselves into
tribes. (146-230, 1986.7.1)

Richard:  This process has begun with the ‘Book of Life Registration Blessing’.  All married couples should receive this Blessing and grace: https://www.sanctuarian.org/february-28-2018-blessing.

God and Humanity Should Live Together
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 11, 1959

John 14: 6-12

The title of the speech I would like to share with you today is “God and Humanity Should Live Together.” I will speak upon this topic. God’s motive and purpose in creating this world were to live together with humankind. God created us that we might live together with Him.

You know well that all beings, from the smallest to the largest, were created as beings of joy to move with God in the realm of His love. Humanity, especially, was created with God’s utmost effort. That is, humanity is at the center of God’s thoughts, of God’s Shim Jung, of the ideal of creation. He is the center of the substance of creation. For God, to possess humanity is to possess the universe; to dominate humanity is to dominate the entire creation; to share joy with humanity is to share joy with the entire creation. You should know that God installed humanity as the representative of the purpose, upheld from the ideal to the result of creation.

God created the world to live together with them, yet neither humanity nor all things are living in the realm of God. What is the problem? We know well that this happened because of the fall. Because of the fall, the foundation for God’s dwelling disappeared. Continue reading “Human Beings Did Not Reach Perfection with God”

Understand the Heart of Jesus

Who on earth understood the heart of Jesus? Since there was no one who experienced heavenly sorrow in seeing his careworn figure, a sorrow which struck to the depth of the heart, we know that Heaven could not help lamenting over those people.

Joshua 22

4-25 We built that altar because we were worried. Someday your descendants might tell our descendants, “The Lord made the Jordan River the boundary between us Israelites and you people of Reuben and Gad. The Lord is Israel’s God, but you’re not part of Israel, so you can’t take part in worshiping the Lord.”

Your descendants might say that and try to make our descendants stop worshiping and obeying the Lord. 26 That’s why we decided to build the altar. It isn’t for offering sacrifices, not even sacrifices to please the Lord.[g] 27-29 To build another altar for offering sacrifices would be the same as turning our backs on the Lord and rebelling against him. We could never do that! No, we built the altar to remind us and you and the generations to come that we will worship the Lord. And so we will keep bringing our sacrifices to the Lord’s altar, there in front of his sacred tent. Now your descendants will never be able to say to our descendants, “You can’t worship the Lord.”

But if they do say this, our descendants can answer back, “Look at this altar our ancestors built! It’s like the Lord’s altar, but it isn’t for offering sacrifices. It’s here to remind us and you that we belong to the Lord, just as much as you do.”

Jeremiah 36

36 During the fourth year that Jehoiakim[a] son of Josiah[b] was king of Judah, the Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, since the time Josiah was king, I have been speaking to you about Israel, Judah, and the other nations. Now, get a scroll[c] and write down everything I have told you, then read it to the people of Judah. Maybe they will stop sinning when they hear what terrible things I plan for them. And if they turn to me, I will forgive them.”

God and Humanity Should Live Together
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 11, 1959

John 14: 6-12

Prayer

Father, please enable us to understand the grieving heart of Jesus, who had to speak to the beloved disciples about the imminent end of his own earthly life and his departure to the Father’s land. In a temporal sense, we are separated from Jesus by 2,000 years; yet time can be transcended in the world of Shim Jung. Hence, please arouse the fire of direct experience where we can envision Jesus with a disheartened countenance and saddened heart as he earnestly admonished his disciples. This is a scene for which we humans cannot help yearning.

Who on earth understood the heart of Jesus? Since there was no one who experienced heavenly sorrow in seeing his careworn figure, a sorrow which struck to the depth of the heart, we know that Heaven could not help lamenting over those people. Please enable us to sympathize in our hearts with the sorrow of Jesus. Without even one disciple who understood the heavenly Shim Jung and who called out “Lord!” He had to live under constant suspicion and thus ended his woe-filled life. Continue reading “Understand the Heart of Jesus”

Liberate God through True Love

6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” Jesus answered. “Without me, no one can go to the Father. 7 If you had known me, you would have known the Father. But from now on, you do know him, and you have seen him.”

Cheon Seong Gyeong  155

We should know where the seeds
of happiness are. We must find them
because we lost them through the Fall.
This is why we find the true God cen-
tered on the Unification Church.
So far, God has been the God of resto-
ration, not the original God. He is filled
with sorrow and is to be pitied. He is not
the God of joy, but of despair. In order
to return to the original state, therefore,
we must liberate the God of restoration –
not with money, not with power, not with
any person, but with true love. (174-248,
1988.3.1)

Richard:  Ture love stems from true lineage in the family.  All couples should marry under God’s Blessing:  http://visionroot.org/resources/marriage/.

Cheon Seong Gyeong  1000

From now on, you must live with
True Parents. True Parents are in the
position of the grandparents. They are
also in the position of your mother and
father, living with you, and you are in
the position of the first child. This is a
new and different age. We should real-
ize that, in this way, three generations
will be living together. You must live
with the feeling in your heart that God is
with you, and that True Parents, as your
own parents, are with you. We have now
entered an age in which we cannot think
that God is not there, that He is dead.
(131-97, 1984.4.16)

Richard: “True Parents” refer to Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his bride, Hyun Shil Kang.  See http://visionroot.org/resources/rev-sun-myung-moon/in-search-of-the-origin-of-the-universe/ to understand more about the role of True Parents.

God and Humanity Should Live Together
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 11, 1959

John 14: 6-12

“I am the way, the truth, and the life!” Jesus answered. “Without me, no one can go to the Father. If you had known me, you would have known the Father. But from now on, you do know him, and you have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need.”

Jesus replied:

Philip, I have been with you for a long time. Don’t you know who I am? If you have seen me, you have seen the Father. How can you ask me to show you the Father? 10 Don’t you believe that I am one with the Father and that the Father is one with me? What I say isn’t said on my own. The Father who lives in me does these things.

11 Have faith in me when I say that the Father is one with me and that I am one with the Father. Or else have faith in me simply because of the things I do. 12 I tell you for certain that if you have faith in me, you will do the same things that I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father.

Prayer

We cannot help thanking You, Father, for having brought us before the Will and taught us the duties of children and our original value. Please do not let our hearts be our own. Connect them to Yours and make them hearts that can represent Yours. At this time, grant us the ability to feel everything in Your place and to experience the heavenly nature, beyond human nature. Beloved Father, we sincerely desire this.

Father! Having been separated from You, we must meet You again. Make our paths desperate ones. Let us forget all we have and struggle to find the lost Father. We know that we must have an earnest Shim Jung, earnest loyalty, and perform the actions that arise from such. Please forgive us our shortcomings. Father, please forgive us that, although we should offer utmost loyalty to You, we have not been single-minded enough. Continue reading “Liberate God through True Love”

Don’t have the mentality of slaves

Deutoronomy 15

Moses said to Israel:

12 If any of you buy Israelites as slaves, you must set them free after six years. 13 And don’t just tell them they are free to leave— 14 give them sheep and goats and a good supply of grain and wine. The more the Lord has given you, the more you should give them. 15 I am commanding you to obey the Lord as a reminder that you were slaves in Egypt before he set you free. 16 But one of your slaves may say, “I love you and your family, and I would be better off staying with you, so please don’t make me leave.” 17 Take the slave to the door of your house and push a sharp metal rod through one earlobe and into the door. Such slaves will belong to you for life, whether they are men or women.

Richard:  We should not have the mentality of slaves.  Rather we should be free and sovereign people.

Ezekiel 12

22 Ezekiel, son of man, you’ve heard people in Israel use the saying, “Time passes, and prophets are proved wrong.” 23 Now tell the people that I, the Lord, am going to prove that saying wrong. No one will ever be able to use it again in Israel, because very soon everything I have said will come true! 24 The people will hear no more useless warnings and false messages. 25 I will give them my message, and what I say will certainly happen. Warn those rebels that the time has come for them to be punished. I, the Lord, make this promise.

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

Prayer

Father, we have learned that You have been working providentially to be the True Parents and master of human beings, who have fallen into an extremely low and base position. We have learned that Jesus has worked for 2,000 years to stand as the parent of the church and of the nation.

We know that now the time has come when we should achieve the parenthood of the cosmos, the nation and the family. Without standing in the position of the family true parents, we cannot complete the position of the national true parents. Without completing the position of the national true parents, we cannot complete the position of the universal true parents. We have learned that this tremendously important matter is determined by us alone. Today, please allow us to indemnify the sorrow of restoration and to come before You by fully satisfying the condition of hope You desire. Please allow us to go through true brotherhood and proceed to the position of the True Parents in this way. Allow us to be able to bear the historical mission, according to which we should form the true family after achieving true Parentship. We then should continue to the nation through the family and on to the position of universal parents through the nation.

Please allow us to understand that our lives, centered on our families, is not simply for our families, but for the nation. Let us have the heart of living for the sake of the nation. If there is a family taking responsibility for the nation, grant that family the heart to live beyond the nation, for the sake of heaven and earth. We realize that we can only resolve Your great sorrow by being thoroughly possessed of such a heart. Therefore, Father, allow us to follow Your Will from today. As we sincerely desire to achieve brotherly unity and extend the Father’s Will of glory, we pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.

Our Responsibility to Form Families to Create the Kingdom

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2104

In your family you are told, “Be a
child of filial piety!” What does this
mean? It means to practice true love.
Then, what does it mean to say, “Be an
heir” or “Be a patriot”? It is saying that
we should inherit the nation. What does
it mean to say, “Be a saint?” It means
that we should love the world; if we do,
we will inherit the world. We will be
the owner of the world. If we say, “Be a
holy son and daughter” and “Be God’s
son”… what does that mean? It is say-
ing that we should participate in God’s
love and receive the right to inherit the
entire universe. Based on the traditional
way to inherit all these things, God has
been preparing the foundation to devel-
op this logical stage in the fallen world
of humanity. From this we can draw the
conclusion that the purpose of religion
or the path of spiritual attainment is
possible. On what basis? On the basis of
love. (142-337, 1986.3.14)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1610

On the foundation of your own abso-
lute faith, love and obedience, you need
to become families that are absolute,
unique, eternal and unchanging, serv-
ing God, and from you should emerge an
eternal tribe, people, nation and world.
Thus we can establish His kingdom on
earth, and create an environment that
would connect directly to His kingdom
in heaven.
Everyone on earth – including grand-
children, children and parents – should
be in the same position as Adam, serv-
ing and addressing God as their Father.
Henceforth, you will all become ances-
tors. (295-255, 1998.9.8)

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

Now we are living in the age when we must carry out this historical mission. Therefore, we must restore the lost order with our hands. In order for us to stand before God in this way, however, we need to go through the family. Jesus is now only in Paradise because he did not go through a family.

The Will of the 6,000-year providence is for the sake of going through the family. Since no one has ever passed through the gate of the family, however, God’s love has never been found in this world. Since Jesus could not go through the gate of the family, he left behind the task of his return. In the spiritual world, he stays in Paradise, an intermediate stage. Thus, we can go through the nation only after going through the family. It cannot be otherwise. The family belongs within the realm of the nation. The nation belongs within the realm of the country. Thus, we should know that we have an important responsibility to combine families and organize a nation, to organize nations and constitute a country, and to organize countries and form a world. Continue reading “Our Responsibility to Form Families to Create the Kingdom”

The Importance of Brotherly Unity in Serving God

1 John 3

11 From the beginning you were told that we must love each other. 12 Don’t be like Cain, who belonged to the devil and murdered his own brother. Why did he murder him? He did it because his brother was good, and he was evil. 13 My friends, don’t be surprised if the people of this world hate you. 14 Our love for each other proves that we have gone from death to life. But if you don’t love each other, you are still under the power of death.

Isaiah 35

Here is a message for all
who are weak,
trembling,
    and worried:
“Cheer up! Don’t be afraid.
Your God is coming
    to punish your enemies.
God will take revenge on them
    and rescue you.”

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

In this age, we need to fulfill the responsibilities of the family, the nation and of the world. You should know that this is why we receive so much persecution. Through our offering the condition of accomplishing the national mission from the stance of the family and church, even through persecution, God tries to place us on the foundation of His 6,000 years of providential work. You should know that this Will exists. Standing before this Will, the countless spirits from the time of Jesus stand in the position of the first Israel. The saints who believed after Jesus came and left stand in the position of the second Israel. Those who are on the condition of perfection today stand in the position of the third Israel. Since standing in the position of the third Israel is the purpose of the course of the bridegroom, we should follow the reverse path.

Since the third Israel is to love, without going through the purpose of love, one cannot make a connection with God. Hence, the first Israel in the spiritual world must go through the second Israel, the Christians on the earth. The Christians, the second Israel, must go through the third Israel. Moreover, the third Israel should establish the standard of the mediator. You must establish this position in the areas of the individual, the family, the church and the world.

With this Will before you, you now know well on what stage you are. I thank you that you call me “Teacher,” but unless you meet the condition of restoration, the teacher cannot do anything about it. Continue reading “The Importance of Brotherly Unity in Serving God”

Witness to 12 and 120 Disciples

Cheon Seong Gyeong 489

What kind of couple are the ideal
husband and wife we speak about in the
Unification Church. They are a married
couple who can turn the highest art into
reality. They are a couple who can turn
the highest literature into reality. Before
we come into contact with the highest
level of art in the world, the highest and
sweetest love shared by the husband and
wife has to be the best work of art in the
world. It has to be the best work of lit-
erature and the real body of literature.
(22-269, 1969.5.4)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1552

Those who worship God must shed
blood. Those who yearn to love God
must shed tears. In fact, their tears
should not cease to flow. Those who are
seeking God must shed sweat. Then,
with parental hearts and the bodies of
servants, they must sacrifice and serve
from the position of Abel for humani-
ty, and give everything they have with
utmost devotion. In giving, they should
not boast of it to others, but instead feel
ashamed that they cannot give some-
thing better. This is what Godism is all
about. (38-328, 1971.1.8)

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

How do we serve the True Parents? We should become true couples and form true families. Only then can we serve the True Parents. It is good that you trust and follow me, but other people should be able to trust and follow you as you trust and follow me. This way you should produce the family Jesus tried to find, then all people will become brothers and sisters. I have organized the trinities to bring this about. Thus, when you do things in the future, you should not do it alone. You should not go witnessing alone.

When such a trinity stands in the position of the parents, they should not let the brothers and sisters go along by themselves, but should go with them. A family is formed only by combining the parents and siblings. In order for this to assume a national form, one family should become twelve. The national conditions can be carried out only with numbers above ten.

Why did Jesus install the 120 disciples? It was ten generations from Adam to Noah, and twelve from Noah to Jacob. Since the vertical result that represents the entire 2,000 years is twelve, i.e., the twelve sons of Jacob, Jesus took the vertical number twelve as the center. To establish the number that represents the twelve generations from Noah to Jacob and the ten generations from Noah to Adam twelve is multiplied by ten, making the number 120. This is the number representing all the numbers to be restored. This is why I strongly encouraged you to go witnessing last time. One should witness to 120 people while on earth. If this is too much, then witness to at least twelve people; yet one should not just stop at twelve people. If he does not achieve the goal of 120 people, he should make 120 horizontally. The mission of restoration will be accomplished only when he brings at least 120 into horizontal harmony. Continue reading “Witness to 12 and 120 Disciples”

Prepare the Foundation of Brotherhood

1 kings 17:19

“Bring me your son,” Elijah said. Then he took the boy from her arms and carried him upstairs to the room where he was staying. Elijah laid the boy on his bed 20 and prayed, “Lord God, why did you do such a terrible thing to this woman? She’s letting me stay here, and now you’ve let her son die.” 21 Elijah stretched himself out over the boy three times, while praying, “Lord God, bring this boy back to life!”

22 The Lord answered Elijah’s prayer, and the boy started breathing again. 23 Elijah picked him up and carried him downstairs. He gave the boy to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive.”

24 “You are God’s prophet!” the woman replied. “Now I know that you really do speak for the Lord.”

2 kings 12

The fines that had to be paid along with the sacrifices to make things right and the sacrifices for sin did not go to the temple. This money belonged only to the priests.

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

Where are we standing now? We have not yet entered the position of the family True Parents. We must gain this position, but it cannot be done without cost. Why? Since the fall occurred, to rise again, the bridge of brotherhood must be constructed. Even if we must sacrifice all that we have, we should set up the standard of having indemnified the historical condition of resolving grudges to find the True Parents and to become true parents ourselves. Otherwise, Heaven cannot tolerate you.

What then is your task? Since you must serve the Parents, you should prepare the foundation of brotherhood. This is the meaning of the trinities. Only when the brothers and sisters of a trinity prepare the center to serve the heavenly parents, and the three and twelve brothers become one can they receive the qualification to be a heavenly family. This family should extend beyond the parents. It should assume the form of representing the church, the nation and the country. On this basis, it should prepare the standard for serving the Parents. Continue reading “Prepare the Foundation of Brotherhood”

Establish a Flesh and Blood Relationship with True Parents

Cheon Seong Gyeong 218

This is why you are great. You have
all of God’s love and True Parents’ love.
God’s love and True Parents’ love form
the core of their dominion over the uni-
verse. They are the eternal standard for
the essence of a subject. Everything is
governed through love. And thus you
can become the representative of every-
thing. You can represent not only God,
but also your mother and father, your
elder or younger brother, even your elder
or younger sister. You can become such
a representative. If this happens, your
clan will welcome you and all fight-
ing will cease. There will be no oppo-
sition; everyone will be embraced. This
may be simple to say, but it is the core
of the Principle. You must become fully
mature. The reason for going through
spiritual training is to perfect yourself.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1443

If the world had listened to the words
of True Father, a world of peace, the
Kingdom of Heaven, would have been
established on earth in 1952. Then, what
I am teaching you about now, namely,
the tribal messiahs, would have been
dispatched across the world. Since there
are 800 million Christians in the world,
800 million people would have stood
on True Father’s side, and tribal mes-
siahs would have emerged from towns
of every description, with three genera-
tions from each family all being tribal
messiahs. If this had taken place, the
satanic world would have completely
come to an end. Then a constitution,
which would dictate how the world of
the future should be governed would
have been enacted and followed. That is
why I have not yet taught you in detail
the direction you have to take with your
family. One thing you must remember is
that the era of the great exodus is com-
ing. The families who have followed the
words of True Father, and have become
tribal messiahs and blessed 160 families,
are eligible for registration. Father will
then decide the ancestors; who will be
the first generation, the second, third,
or fourth. Once the ancestors are estab-
lished, kingship will exist. Therefore, we
need to establish the family belonging to
the kingship. (273-46, 1995.10.21)

Richard:  All families need to be registered to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  That happens during the process of receiving the Blessing.  Thus the grace of the “Cosmic True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humanity Cheon Il Guk Book of Life Registration Blessing” Ceremony:  https://www.sanctuary-pa.org/february-28-2018-blessing#navbar.

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

In the 6,000-year history of the providence of restoration, God has led the dispensation for humankind from the position of the True Parents and cosmic Parents. Jesus and the Holy Spirit did the providential work with the second Israel from the position of the national parents.

Since Jesus represented the mission of the nation and of the church, he stood in the position of chief priest. Thus, you should follow Jesus and become chief priests and true parents of the family who can stand before God. You should know that this is the central point of providence which God must establish on the earth in the last days. Hence, in the position of the parents of the church, Jesus left behind the word of the Second Coming in order to continue toward the position of worldwide parents.

The one who comes with the mission of the worldwide chief priest is the True Parent of the world. That is how it goes. Looking upon this earth today, however, there are no true parents of the cosmos, of the church, nor of the family.

How does one become a true parent? Each one should serve the parent of the church, who is in the position of the chief priest of the church. Without this, one cannot become a parent of the family. In turn, the parent of the church cannot act as such without serving the cosmic parent. Since this providential pattern remains incomplete, God’s Will has not been fulfilled thus far. Continue reading “Establish a Flesh and Blood Relationship with True Parents”

To Become a Member of the Heavenly Family

Leviticus 7

28 The Lord also told Moses 29-30 to say to the people of Israel:

If you want to offer a sacrifice to ask my blessing, you must bring the part to be burned and lay it on the bronze altar. But you must first lift up[f] the choice ribs with their fat to show that the offering is dedicated to me. 31 A priest from Aaron’s family will then send the fat up in smoke, but the ribs belong to the priests. 32-33 The upper joint of the right hind leg is for the priest who offers the blood and the fat of the animal. 34 I have decided that the people of Israel must always give the choice ribs and the upper joint of the right hind leg to Aaron’s descendants 35 who have been ordained as priests to serve me. 36 This law will never change. I am the Lord!

Richard:  God has specific rules and parameters, the most important being abstain from sex before marriage and maintain faithfulness in marriage.

Jeremiah 4

I heard the Lord say,
    “My people ignore me.
They are foolish children
who do not understand
    that they will be punished.
All they know is how to sin.”

23 After this, I looked around.
The earth was barren,
    with no form of life.
The sun, moon, and stars
    had disappeared.

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

Moses, however, did not know the meaning of the twelve tribes and the seventy elders in the providential Will. Jesus, however, knew that he had to realize the historical connection by choosing three, twelve and seventy disciples on the earth. For this reason, he made this providential effort. Jesus absolutely had to stand on the national foundation with this preparation.

Yet the responsibility to prepare the national foundation belonged to John the Baptist, not Jesus. The failure of John the Baptist resulted in the disintegration of the national foundation and the shattering of all the effort of the 4,000-year providence. Hence, we know that Jesus embarked upon the second course in which he went back to Adam’s family and tried to establish three disciples, twelve disciples, seventy elders, and 120 disciples. We should know, however, that since the chosen Israelites were all abandoned by God, the fishermen and Gentiles, who had not previously believed, inherited this blessing.

After Jesus departed, where did the tribe of the three disciples go? Nowhere. After Jesus departed, where did the tribe of the twelve disciples go? Nowhere. Although they set up the condition with respect to the Word, the seventy elders and the 120 disciples could not establish the conditions in substance. We should know that without restoring this, God’s Will can never be fulfilled. Continue reading “To Become a Member of the Heavenly Family”