Cheon Seong Gyeong 2236
A true person is someone living with true love. True love will live eternally for the sake of the center. This is God’s core essence. True love is God’s love. A person who loves God for eternity will become an owner of true love. (123-328, 1983.1.9)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1406
Through this ceremony, the environmental conditions necessary for all humankind to be able to participate in the Blessing have been created, and all people connected to the mainstream ideal can now belong to You through attending it. This amazing and incredible miracle has been wrought, not just by the work of the Unification Church but also by the joint efforts of Yourself and the spirit world. Therefore, I hope and pray that You can forever hold the victorious dominion and sovereignty of eternal love and glory gained from this ceremony, and establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in the spirit world through the liberation achieved by this Blessing. All humankind connected to the 360 Million Couples can now unite in heart and strive to achieve the unity of mind and body, husband and wife, and within the tribe, race, nation, world, and cosmos. These couples have been established as the nucleus representing the True Parents on earth and the family in the garden of Your love. They have been blessed in order to complete the Kingdom of Heaven on earth with the sovereignty of the love central to the ideal of creation, which has been Your eternal dream.
I stand before them on this occasion which You have long desired, and bless them to become Your children who from this moment can inherit Your will to build Your kingdom on earth and in heaven as true individuals by uniting mind and body, husband and wife, parents and children, and with their siblings in the blessed world. Please be with them and bless them as they march forward to the place of victory and glory. I pronounce my benediction upon the 360 million Couples in the name of the True Parents! Amen! Amen! Amen! (299-109, 1999.2.7)
Richard: This is part of the benedication prayer from the 360 Million Couples Blessing.
Obedience and Submission
2. Striving for Absolute Obedience—to Make My Will as God’s Will
A sacrificial vessel:
The superior man, taking his stance as
righteousness requires, adheres firmly to
I Ching 50 (Confucianism)
Make [God’s] will as your will,
so that He may make your will as His will;
make naught your will before His will,
so that He may make naught the will of others before your will.
Mishnah, Avot 2.4 (Judaism) O you who believe! Be mindful of your duty to God, and seek the way to approach unto Him, and strive in His way in order that you may succeed.
Be not like the servants who minister to their Master upon condition of receiving a reward; but be like servants who minister to their Master without the condition of receiving a reward; and let the fear of Heaven be upon you.
Mishnah, Avot 1.3 (Judaism)
We sent not an Apostle but to be obeyed, in accordance with the Will of God. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked God’s forgiveness… But no, by thy Lord, they can have no real faith until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against thy decision, but accept them with the fullest conviction.
If We had ordered them to sacrifice their lives or to leave their homes, very few of them would have done it; but if they had done what they were told, it would have been best for them, and would have gone furthest to strengthen their faith.
All who obey God and the Apostle are in the company of those on whom is the grace of God: of the Prophets, the Saints, the Martyrs and the Righteous. Ah! What a beautiful fellowship!
I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.
“Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and was heard for his godly fear. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.