Your 360 Homes Are Your Tribe

Daniel 11

What I am going to tell you is certain to happen. Four kings will rule Persia, one after the other, but the fourth one will become much richer than the others. In fact, his wealth will make him so powerful that he will turn everyone against the kingdom of Greece. Then a mighty king will come to power and will be able to do whatever he pleases. But suddenly his kingdom will be crushed and scattered to the four corners of the earth, where four more kingdoms will rise. But these won’t be ruled by his descendants or be as powerful as his kingdom.

Jeremiah 35

35 When Jehoiakim[a] was king of Judah, the Lord told me, “Go to the Rechabite clan and invite them to meet you in one of the side rooms[b] of the temple. When they arrive, offer them a drink of wine.”

So I went to Jaazaniah,[c] the leader of the clan, and I invited him and all the men of his clan. I brought them into the temple courtyard and took them upstairs to a room belonging to the prophets who were followers of Hanan son of Igdaliah. It was next to a room belonging to some of the officials, and that room was over the one belonging to Maaseiah, a priest who was one of the high officials in the temple.[d]

I set out some large bowls full of wine together with some cups, and then I said to the Rechabites, “Have some wine!”

But they answered:

No! The ancestor of our clan, Jonadab son of Rechab,[e] made a rule that we must obey. He said, “Don’t ever drink wine or build houses or plant crops and vineyards. Instead, you must always live in tents and move from place to place. If you obey this command, you will live a long time.”

8-10 Our clan has always obeyed Jonadab’s command. To this very day, we and our wives and sons and daughters don’t drink wine or build houses or plant vineyards or crops. And we have lived in tents, 11 except now we have to live inside Jerusalem because Nebuchadnezzar[f] has taken over the countryside with his army from Babylonia and Syria.

12-13 Then the Lord told me to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem:

I, the Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, want you to learn a lesson 14 from the Rechabite clan. Their ancestor Jonadab told his descendants never to drink wine, and to this very day they have obeyed him. But I have spoken to you over and over, and you haven’t obeyed me! 15 You refused to listen to my prophets, who kept telling you, “Stop doing evil and worshiping other gods! Start obeying the Lord, and he will let you live in this land he gave your ancestors.”

16 The Rechabites have obeyed the command of their ancestor Jonadab, but you have not obeyed me, 17 your God. I am the Lord All-Powerful, and I warned you about the terrible things that would happen to you if you did not listen to me. You have ignored me, so now disaster will strike you. I, the Lord, have spoken.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 10 – 11

Your suffering will bring victory
Home church is your ground for paying indem-
nity. You pay off your debt through home
church. Home church is located on the other side
of the crucifixion, on the Mount of Calvary. It is
located beyond the hill of the crucifixion. Home
church is located beyond the 2,000 years of
Christian history. Horne church is also beyond
Father’s suffering life. (4/16/80)

In the future, whenever you hear the phrase
home church, you will remember that you
suffered for it, but also that this is where you
fulfilled your destiny and won your victory. Thus
home church will be your place of hosannas.
Since you suffered, the shining glory you receive
at the end will have greater value. The love you
attain is yours forever; no one can ever take it
away, because you earned every bit of it through
your suffering. ( 1/7/79)

The value of persecution
If you live in your home church area 24 hours a
day and every moment of the day everybody comes
and kicks you, hits you. knocks you down and
curses Rev. Moon, and yet you still love them and
pray for them, you will be able to be proud of
your record of enduring and overcoming record-
breaking persecution. If you are crazy about
Abel’s mission and if you are crazy about home
church, trying to win Cain, crying to receive
persecution every minute of the day. then you just
cannot be anything except a true Abel. (2/25/80)

Do you know who is going to sign your certifi-
cate as a child of God? Not me, but the hostile
people in your home church area should be the
ones to uphold you as a man of God. If you
sisters meet a terrible man in your area who gives
you a hard time, you must think that he is your
husband. If there is an unbearable woman in
your area, you brothers can think she is your
wife. If you brothers meet such a man, think of
him as your brother Cain who wants to kill you;
then reflect on your duty to him and your
responsibility to win him to your side . Think that
unless you can win him to your side you are not
ready to go on to any higher blessing. (5/27/79)

The Impact of Home Church
On Others

Become people’s tribal messiah
Each of us needs to assume the responsibility
of leader of a clan and eventually the messiah of
a clan. You must have the ability to feed all the
inhabitants of your 360-home church area and
take responsibility for them. Within your home
church area, you must be the messiah, teaching,
guiding and even marrying the people. (3/29/79)

Your home church people will have photo albums,
and since you have testified to them about True
Parents, they will put our picture on the front
page. Right next to it they will put your picture and
say, This person is my messiah. This will happen
automatically, not because you tell them to, but
because they desire to do so. ( 1/28/79)

You should want to go to home church to bring
liberation. You should become an ancestor, a
forefather of mankind and a forefather of
home church. (4/16/80)

Your 360 homes are your tribe. If your name
happens to be Smith, those 360 homes are the
Smith tribe. You can say, I came and I am going to
build homes for all of my tribe. And then you will
reflect further, I know who built these homes;
God built them for me to give to my tribe, and He
used Satan as labor. I claim ownership of this
place and as the tribal messiah I shall lead my tribe
into the modern-day Canaan. ( 1/1/80)

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