Cheon Seong Gyeong 1430
The era of the right of ownership is coming, where objects can belong to her only after they have been determined as belonging to Adam, restored to God and acknowledged as His, and then returned to Adam to be finally handed back to her as her permanent possession.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1416
The time is coming when widows or widowers who have received the Single Blessing on earth can be blessed with their spouses in the spirit world. In the era after the Blessing has transcended the national and global levels, people on earth can be blessed with their spouses in the spirit world for the first time. Until now such things had been impossible. When you received the Single Blessing, weren’t you blessed separately? From now on, you can receive the Blessing together like everybody else. Since such a privilege has been granted on earth, when such a couple is blessed, the spouse on earth and the spouse in the spirit world are blessed together, and so they can stand united in an equal position. This is how a person on earth can be blessed with his or her spouse in the spirit world. (284-167, 1997.4.16)
Scripture and Interpretation
- Take Instruction from Regular Study of Scripture
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The ultimate purpose of religion can be attained only when one first believes it in one’s heart and then puts it into practice. However, without first understanding, beliefs do not take hold. It is in order to understand the truth and thereby solidify our beliefs that we study the Holy Scriptures. (Exposition of the Divine Principle, Introduction)
It is God’s responsibility to give us His Word and guidance, and it is our responsibility to believe and practice it in order to fulfill the providence. (Exposition of the Divine Principle, Resurrection 2.1)
Jesus instructed the people, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24) Why are we judged when we do not believe in God’s Word? In the Garden of Eden the first human ancestors disbelieved in God’s Word and fell. To be restored to life we must believe in God’s Word with greater faith than our disbelieving ancestors. We cannot be restored unless our faith is stronger than their will to rebellion. (69:128, October 23, 1973)
When you read the Bible, you should look at the saddest things. Not the sections about heaven or the Book of Revelation, but the saddest contents. To become someone’s close friend, don’t you need to empathize with the most painful moments in his life? It is the same principle for us who would reconnect with God as His sons and daughters: we have to understand God’s most painful moments.
Then when you listen to God’s Word, you will feel deep, bottomless sorrow in the core of your soul. You will weep your eyes out with heart-felt grief without understanding why. You may not be able to stop weeping after ten days, a hundred days, even a thousand days—you will want to weep endlessly. Only when you understand God’s Word in this light will you begin to understand the core of God’s heart. (10:137, September 18, 1960)
Wherever you go in the world, you should gather and study the message God revealed to us; it is called Hoondokhwe, the education that pleases God. When you enter a new town, you should regard setting up a gathering to read God’s word as more important than introducing yourself. Those who enjoy gathering and reading the hoondok scriptures will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
God dwells with us where we read His words. When we diligently keep hoondokhwe, the spirits in the spirit world descend and participate with us, thereby receiving the benefit of returning resurrection. Thus, keeping hoondokhwe is the way to mobilize the heavenly spirit world. Through keeping hoondokhwe you will make your family a true family. You will revive the church through the works of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of studying God’s word is to resemble God and True Parents, the original forms of the Word. Keeping hoondokhwe unites the True Family; likewise, by keeping hoondokhwe your family may become one with the True Family. (321:32, February 14, 2000)