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Cheon Seong Gyeong 2008
We long for the nation of God,
because it is a place of love. It is a place
where, instead of temporary love, eter-
nal love that transcends time can con-
tinually exist. It is also a place where
you can elevate yourself and be recog-
nized for 100 percent of your value. It is
the place where you are eternally happy.
This is why all people are yearning for
the heavenly nation. (25-284, 1969.10.5)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1186
I have already declared the “Ceremo-
ny of the Settlement of the Eight Stages,”
on the national, world and cosmic lev-
els, thus commencing the age when God
can come and go vertically whenever He
wishes, and can freely move horizontal-
ly to any place on earth. That is why the
term “global village” has appeared. The
Unification Church teaches not only
about global village, but also about a
global family. The age has come when the
history of the global family can unfold
on the earth. The whole world, which
was divided into day and night, now lies
within the scope of one day of human
life. The age has come when everything
can be communicated instantly around
the world. (198-277, 1990.2.4)
Let Us Follow the Way of Jesus
Sun Myung Moon
April 26, 1959
Why did Jesus return to the earth after the resurrection? Although we have thoroughly followed the course of resurrection Jesus walked, we should not be elevated in resurrection. After having the joy of resurrection, Jesus went out to humankind in the realm of death, instead of being elevated to heaven.
Likewise, when you stand before the will and in the place of the grace of God, you should run toward the earth, rather than toward Heaven. You should run toward the earth. Have you been leading this kind of life of faith?
Jesus knew that, even after the resurrection, he should not forget the central point of saving the earth. Therefore, he visited the disciples, who were the worst traitors. The betrayal of the disciples caused more resentment than that of any nation or church. Since Jesus regained the disciples, however, he could make a connection with the earth.
What will happen after you complete the course of faith? If you are resurrected, what will happen after that? Only after you come to the earth and do all that is required of you, thereby creating the clan with whom you can stay and who can bear witness to you, can you go to the Lord. As Jesus did before God, so should you.
Have you ever received grace that deeply stirred your heart? If so, just as Jesus did during his forty-day fast, you should remember the sorrow of the six thousand years and work in spite of persecution to establish the needed heavenly foundation.
You may know well that when the Lord comes back, without such a foundation and environment, you cannot stand as brides before the Lord, the bridegroom. This is why you should establish such a foundation.
This is the will of goodness. This will is desired by Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. You should realize this will. This will is to live with Jesus. The purpose and content of the will lies in living with Jesus.
To go to that place, although you have received the grace of resurrection today, you should not be content with that. You should visit the people in the realm of death and set up at least a minimum condition before Heaven.
After the resurrection, Jesus regained the twelve, seventy and 120 disciples. Afterward, with the advent of the Holy Spirit, he established a church.
Likewise, in the process of our restoration, we need the True Parents first. Afterwards, there should be the eight family members of Noah, the twelve brothers of Jacob, seventy family members, and 120 relatives. Until such a foundation for the will is completed, Jesus cannot engage in the second ceremony of praxis.
If you have inherited the spirit of Jesus, you should have the form of the living Jesus, thereby establishing living people like the twelve disciples, living people like the seventy disciples, and a living church like the 120 disciples. Only then can the movement of building the heavenly kingdom start.
It says in the Bible, “‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'” (Matthew 7:22-23) Jesus said that he would not know them.
He also said, “There is no one who can come to me but those who follow the Father’s will.” What is the Father’s will? What hurt the heart of Jesus, who was trying to reclaim the law of heaven and earth by curing diseases and exercising power? What was the purpose he tried to fulfill? Only those who understand it and achieve the will can be the brides of Jesus.
Jesus showed us this path because he wanted us to live like this. Thus, only when you can prostrate yourselves before Heaven as the purposeful entity of Jesus who can resolve his sorrow can you follow him and become his brides. Please bear this clearly in mind. Let us pray.