19 “Achan,” Joshua said, “the Lord God of Israel has decided that you are guilty. Is this true? Tell me what you did, and don’t try to hide anything.”
20 “It’s true,” Achan answered. “I sinned and disobeyed the Lord God of Israel. 21-22 While we were in Jericho, I saw a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred pieces of silver, and a gold bar that weighed the same as fifty pieces of gold. I wanted them for myself, so I took them. I dug a hole under my tent and hid the silver, the gold, and the robe.”
Joshua had some people run to Achan’s tent, where they found the silver, the gold, and the robe. 23 They brought them back and put them in front of the sacred chest, so Joshua and the rest of the Israelites could see them. 24 Then everyone took Achan and the things he had stolen to Trouble Valley.[f] They also took along his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys, and sheep, his tent, and everything else that belonged to him.
25 Joshua said, “Achan, you caused us a lot of trouble. Now the Lord is paying you back with the same kind of trouble.”
The people of Israel then stoned to death Achan and his family. They made a fire and burned the bodies, together with what Achan had stolen, and all his possessions. 26 They covered the remains with a big pile of rocks, which is still there. Then the Lord stopped being angry with Israel.
That’s how the place came to be called Trouble Valley.
Richard: It is imperative that we always keep a clear conscience in all that we do, and that we inform our conscience by studying God’s Word every day.
13 Suppose I promise good people that they will live, then later they start sinning and believe they will be saved by the good they did in the past. These people will certainly be put to death because of their sins. Their good deeds will be forgotten.
14 Suppose I warn wicked people that they will die because of their sins, and they stop sinning and start doing right. 15 For example, they need to return anything they have taken as security for a loan and anything they have stolen. Then if they stop doing evil and start obeying my Law, they will live. 16 Their past sins will be forgiven, and they will live because they have done right.
Richard: This Rheama echoes the first one. Wickedness will be exposed and dealt with.
REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
OF TRUE LOVE
July 28, 1991
Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York
So in July, I proclaimed that the free world, communist world, religious world, and political world are united into one. I proclaimed that the world of mind and the world of true love have sovereign power. We are going to clean up Satan’s world.
In the past you did not believe me. Now, take me seriously, for God is raising me up. No matter how strongly Satan’s power persecutes me, I am going up, and the other side is going down. Satan can longer push us around. No matter how difficult the situation, we must overcome the fall! Our sexual organ is supposed to be the palace of heaven and earth-the love palace, life palace, and blood lineage palace. Father won the eternal love, life and lineage tradition! This is our unification family system.
When the vertical King of Kings connects to the horizontal Parents, it is so powerful. The third Adam’s family is the central family eternally! Other families must receive their tradition and create one world culture. God’s grandsons and daughters, true Adam’s family, will be princes and princesses-that is you, humanity! True Parents centered on God, the King of Kings, are the royal family.
After the fall, many people wanted to become king. Every woman thought, “I want to occupy earth and heaven, including God.” Actually, God wants to give us the position of royalty, fulfilling those desires. But after the fall, kingship was lost. The original mind was still connected to God, like a magnet. It was hidden by Satan’s power, but when the absolute plus appears, it will pull all mankind’s original minds to it.
Satan’s world and concepts will try to prevent you from going to God’s side. You must fight Satan’s fallen lifestyle everyday, training your attitude. Which way should you go? Your nation’s way, your parents’ way, your culture’s way? Or Reverend Moon’s way? (Reverend Moon’s way!) I don’t know if you can do it. To create the vertical love position is the most difficult way. I experienced hellish waves of negative power coming against me, but I continued to stand at the center and proclaim the truth.
You must build your individual and family foundation, and unite it with your tribe and nation. This is your mission. All national, worldwide and cosmic conditions were fulfilled by Father. You will be making the horizontal foundation on earth. The family is formation level, tribe is growth level, and nation is perfection. Through that, every country will be connected to Father.
You have to go back to your family! Otherwise you cannot build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven. Now, I have to go over the peak of North Korea, Kim Il Sung. My hometown will include the individual, family, tribe, nation, and world.
I had to fight back up from the individual level when the established Christian world didn’t unite with me. I was chased out to the wilderness alone, clearing the land, making fences, expanding the Unification Church. The United States couldn’t fulfill the Providential expectation, and God’s foundation was lost. England in the Eve position, America in the Abel position, and France in the Cain position should have united into one and then united with True Father! History was reaching its terminal point. The foundation of world Christianity was the bride to the bridegroom. This foundation was to connect to the Asian foundation. Why? Because Jesus Christ was crucified in an Asian area.
One cannot have children in the spiritual world. Children can only be multiplied on the horizontal earth plane. So you have to have many children, centering on true love. There are many senior citizens in America! They are your parents! You cannot separate from them. Three generations will fulfill the four-position foundadtion.
Father is creating the original true family for the first time on earth, the royal, God-centered family. This is the Kingdom of Heaven! You must feel the urgency of the last days. Go out in the tradition of Jesus’s twelve disciples. Connect your foundation to the original Eden family system.
Father made a victor’s foundation all the way up the cosmic level. What shall True Parents do now? Bequeath it to the true children. But the children didn’t understand.
You must get a ticket! You must be registered in the original book of life. It is like a birth certificate. You must also register your tribe, centering on Parentship. Where can you get that certificate? Not from the national foundation but only from the individual and family foundation. So you have to go back to your hometown! Today! You have to pass through individual and family level perfection, making the original God-centered, true love centered palace. Then you will become royal palace members. You will have no more enemies, only praise. This is our last main goal. Shall you go to that settlement place or not? (YES!!!) Raise your hands! When you complete this, we will create the royal familyship, throughout the face of the earth.
Japanese, Americans, and Koreans, you have to forget your national concept. The only true way is the Love Parents’ concept. A child has only one concept-to love and obey his parents. You have to go to the original settlement, your hometown. Tribal messiahs are in the position of Jesus Christ. Until you fulfill that foundation you cannot inherit the merit of the Second Advent.
There is only one time when True Parents are alive on the earth. All of your ancestors deeply covet your position. They endured so much suffering and persecution and died hoping to see the True Parents. The Christian world wanted Jesus Christ to return. How can their suffering be liberated? When God looks at their situation, He cannot stand it. But I understood how miserable their lives were.
The good parents’ mission is to liberate that situation from the individual to the world level. It was such a heavy load, but now everything is liberated. The wind is changing direction. A hopeful time is coming. You only have to win your families. You must fulfill Jesus’ mission. From there, restore the first Adam’s position-your parents. Until now they have been so against the Unification Church.
Then, on the foundation of tribal messiahship, you can connect to the national foundation, which Father already fulfilled. Thus, the formation, growth and perfection levels can be connected directly, vertically, to the nation, world and cosmic center. The tribe center is not the center. The cosmic center is Father, who is vertically connected to God. Your ancestors will visit your relatives and witness to them. We will expand God’s foundation on the earth.
Become good problem-makers!! What kind of trouble makers? True love trouble makers!! What is true love? True love means to invest everything, and then forget you ever invested.
Let me hear your voices! Will you go to your original homeplace? Do you want to become the royal family? Welcome it with a “mansei!” If you are ready to go, raise your hands!