The Israelites Were Supposed to Follow and Obey Moses in Faith

The Israelites Were Supposed to Follow and Obey Moses in Faith

Book Review: As A Peace Loving Global Citizen
By Rev. Sun Myung Moon
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Cheon Seong Gyeong 490

Parents who have given birth to and
raised children all understand the desire
to receive blessings and feel happi-
ness through their sons and daughters,
whom they love dearly. Also, if they have
established a correct standard through
which they can experience joy, they will
want to bequeath this to their offspring
for eternity. Even fallen parents hope
that their children will grow up as fine
people who can be followed and revered
by all nations and praised eternally.
The parental heart seeks to protect
children from harm and is concerned
about them day and night. The heart of
fallen parents can even be like this. For
example, a mother ignores the diaper
smells from her baby while nursing her
child at her breast. Thus, if fallen parents
have such a heart towards their children,
how earnest must God’s heart have been,
longing to love Adam and Eve based on
their original hearts? You should all
think about this. When you nurse and
nurture your babies, you sing them lul-
labies and whisper to them, wishing that
their lives will be a success. Any parent
has such a heart.
No matter how incompetent or lack-
ing parents may be, if one of their chil-
dren suffers from a disability, the par-
ents’ hearts are devastated to the point
of breaking. If this situation is then
resolved, the relief and joy are over-
whelming in proportion to the origi-
nal pain. If such is the heart of a fallen
parent, what must be the heart of God?
(20‐209, 1968.6.9)

Exposition of the Divine Principle
3 Color Edition-The Red part

THE PROVIDENCE OF RESTORATION UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MOSES
2.1 OVERVIEW OF THE PROVIDENCE LED BY MOSES

2.1.1
THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH
2.1.1.1 THE CENTRAL FIGURE TO RESTORE THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH

Moses was the central figure to restore the foundation of faith. A
foundation of faith had to be laid anew to begin the course to return
to the promised land of Canaan upon the conclusion of the four hun-
dred years of slavery incurred because of Abraham’s mistake in his
symbolic offering. Let us first examine the providential position of Moses and how he was different from all the previous central figures

First, Moses was put in the position representing God, acting in His
stead. God told Moses that he should be as God to Aaron. Second, God set up Moses to prefigure Jesus.

By prefiguring Jesus, Moses pioneered the path for Jesus to one day walk. Like John the Baptist after him, 40 Moses was to make straight the way for Jesus.

2.1.1.2 THE OBJECT FOR THE CONDITION IN RESTORING
THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH

Moses was in a position different from earlier central figures who
were entrusted with laying the foundation of faith. Unlike Abel, Noah
and Abraham, Moses did not need to make a symbolic offering. Rather,
he could restore the foundation of faith merely by obedience to God’s
Word while fulfilling a dispensation of forty for the separation of Satan.

2.1.2
THE FOUNDATION OF SUBSTANCE
In the Age of the Providence to Lay the Foundation for Restoration,
God worked to lay the family foundation of substance. Upon entering
the Age of the Providence of Restoration, God worked to lay the nation-
al foundation of substance.

Once Moses had secured the position of Abel, the Israelites, stand-
ing in the position of Cain, were supposed to fulfill the national indem-
nity condition to remove the fallen nature through their obedience to
Moses. By doing so, they would establish the national foundation of
substance.
2.1.3
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE MESSIAH
Moses was to restore through indemnity the national foundation of
faith, and the Israelites under Moses’ leadership were to restore through
indemnity the national foundation of substance. This would have con-
stituted the national foundation for the Messiah and the basis for a sov-
ereign nation to which the Messiah could come.

2.2 THE NATIONAL COURSES TO RESTORE CANAAN
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MOSES

Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt, the satanic world, with mir-
acles and signs, led them across the Red Sea, and had them wander
through the wilderness before entering the promised land of Canaan.
This foreshadowed the course on which Jesus would one day lead
Christians, the Second Israel. With miracles and signs, Jesus would bring
Christians out of lives of sin and lead them safely across the troubled
sea of evil. He would take them through a desert devoid of life-giving
water before guiding them into the Garden of Eden of God’s promise.
Just as the national course to restore Canaan under the leadership of
Moses was prolonged as three courses because of the Israelites’ faith-
lessness, the worldwide course to restore Canaan under the leadership
of Jesus had to be undertaken three times because of the disbelief of
John the Baptist and the Jewish people of that day.

2.2.1
THE FIRST NATIONAL COURSE TO RESTORE CANAAN
2.2.1.1 T HE FOUNDATION OF FAITH
After four hundred years of slavery in Egypt, the indemnity period
required of the Israelites due to Abraham’s mistake came to an end. In
order for Moses to become the central figure to restore the foundation
of faith and be qualified to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, he as an
individual had to inherit the four-hundred-year national indemnity
period and complete a dispensation of forty for the separation of Satan.
In addition, Moses had to restore through indemnity the number forty,
which unfallen Adam should have fulfilled to establish his foundation
of faith. 46 To achieve these purposes, Moses was brought into the
Pharaoh’s palace, the center of the satanic world, and he spent forty
years there.

During the forty years of his life in the Pharaoh’s palace, Moses fulfilled the dispensa-
tion of forty for the separation of Satan and thereby restored the foun-
dation of faith.

2.2.1.2 T HE FOUNDATION OF SUBSTANCE
Moses was in the dual position of parent and child. When he laid
the foundation of faith, he also secured the position of Abel for the
foundation of substance. The Israelites, who were in the position of
Cain, were supposed to follow and obey Moses in faith. By inheriting
God’s Will from Moses and multiplying goodness, they would fulfill the
national indemnity condition to remove the fallen nature and lay the
national foundation of substance. The Israelites were to lay the foun-
dation of substance by following Moses from the time they left Egypt
until they entered the blessed land of Canaan.
God commenced the dispensation to start the course with Moses’ act
of killing an Egyptian.

2.1.3 T HE FAILURE OF THE FIRST NATIONAL COURSE TO RESTORE CANAAN

The Israelites when they saw Moses strike and kill the Egyptian, they misunderstood him and spoke ill of him:
When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling
together; and he said to the man that did the wrong, “Why did you strike
your fellow?” He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over
us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was
afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” When Pharaoh heard of
it, he sought to kill Moses. —Exod. 2:13-15
Moses was left with no choice but to escape from the Pharaoh.
Reluctantly forsaking the Israelites, he fled into the wilderness of
Midian. The foundation of substance was shattered, and the Israelites’
course to restore Canaan under the leadership of Moses would be
repeated a second and eventually a third time.

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