People must heed their minds in seeking their destinies. This is heavenly law; God strikes those who disobey their minds’ dictates. All throughout history, God has been teaching us to live in conformity with our conscience and not be ensnared by the evils of materialism. Then does our conscience correspond to heavenly law one hundred percent? It does not, due to the innumerable barriers that obstruct it. Before the gateway to heaven are entrances into a labyrinth of challenges. In Christian terms, they are the gates of judgment. The current trend of thought is ushering in a time of fear, insecurity and chaos. It is a time in which people cannot hold on to the center however how hard they try.
We should not allow ourselves to be encumbered by material things. Why not? When God created humankind with a physical self and a spirit self, the spirit was the center. (4-269, 1958.8.3)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 717
We human beings were born because of God. The motive for our birth comes through the Creator. We are made by Him, but for what? This is the question. Did He create us because He wanted to leave diamonds to us because He likes them? Did He create us because he wants to bequeath His power, or to pass on all His knowledge because He likes knowledge? What is our origin, our beginning? This is the question. Even if we were to assert ourselves as having originated from the absolute God and being born out of an internal bond with Him, if we do not clearly understand the process for returning to the original homeland in the future, everything now underway will remain unfinished.
The motive for our birth comes from our mother and father. We were born because the lives of our father and mother intertwined. But the inheritance of the characteristics of both parents was not the result of their lives colliding. Beforehand, the fundamental action and motive that connected these two lives together, was love. When we consider the preciousness of life and love, life is in second place, and love is in first place. (177-305, 1988.5.22)
Owner of Peace, Owner of Lineage
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
July 7, 2009
The sea has such capability; that is why the sea is important. The sea is able to process and digest not only sewage and other stuff that pours into it, but also an entire country. Therefore, the Pacific Rim era is what kind of era? It is the era of refuge.
When it was time for the people of Israel to return to the land of Canaan, God gave Moses His special order, “Now, go back to the land of your ancestors! Go back to your hometown, to Jerusalem!” Had Moses been able to enter Canaan, he was then supposed to gather the 31 kings and chieftains of that area and instruct them about following the Law centering on the Ark of the Covenant. They were to understand clearly that if even one person violated the Law, the whole country would be fundamentally ruined. After the whole nation, including each individual comprising it, had returned the homeland, each individual’s mistake would mean a failure of the whole nation.
God gave Moses a family-type standard: the deeds of a father and a mother would determine the rise or fall of the whole nation. As fathers and mothers of their tribes, all the thirty-one kings of the land were supposed to display proper etiquette and make tens of thousands of bows in front of the Ark of the Covenant as it passed by, all the while repenting of their past sins. Nobody could pass the judgment without exhibiting such standard. Any group of people that would not submit itself because of pride and ambition would be excluded. If one person failed to submit, his clan and the nation to which he belonged would be expelled.
Look at the Second World War. It was a confrontation between England, America, and France on one side, and Japan, Germany, and Italy on the other. England is the mother-country and America is her child, isn’t she? What is France, then? It is a furnace that holds seeds of fire ready to burst at any moment. France is a country ready to burst with fire. Japan and Asia were to become a central region based on the three nations of England, America, and France, subjugating the three nations of Japan, Germany, Italy. They represented the three generations of the whole world — formation, growth, and completion. This was to prepare for the settlement of the era of the Fourth Adam, which comes on the foundation of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Completed Testament Ages. Did you know this? Of course you did not!
Precisely because you were not aware of these things, I made a textbook that teaches everything. Those of you who are parents should buy this book (True Families; Gateway to Heaven) for each of your children. If you have twelve sons, you should buy twelve copies of the book and educate your children to achieve the unity of the number thirteen, counting you, as parents, in the center. Have absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience! Based on the content of this textbook, your sons and daughters will become one and never separate from God.
Twelve sons represent twelve branches and form the number thirteen when you include Jesus. Jesus needed twelve disciples come before he could form the number thirteen. But because the number thirteen was not established, the twelve sons sold and denied their father. Did they not kill him?
The sinful lineage that was left behind and that destroyed the universe can be traced back in history to Arctic hunters. Since there is not much food in the Arctic, Cain occupied the plains and the land along the rivers. Originally, citizens of the Heavenly Kingdom were supposed to arrive; however, this did not happen. Instead, the land was taken by hunters. To cope with a hard life, they made guns. Hunters are thieves. Hunters like to see blood spilled.
If four people start out on a hunting expedition in the fall, only one will return in the spring. Why? Each of the men knows some good spots to catch animals such as tigers or wolves, so together they traverse peaks and valleys in the mountain forests to make their kill. At some point, they decide among the four, “This fellow is weak and won’t make it. Let’s kill him and take his share!” One person would be killed in December, one in January, and one in March. In the end, the last person remaining would take everything for himself. He would have all the prey that the four of them had hunted down since they started the previous fall.
When the hunters return, they have no friends, no sons and daughters, and no relatives to share the proceeds after they sell their booty. They are alone with no siblings, no father and son, and no other relatives. If they were lucky enough to catch a lion, they might need to return early. Since they arrive back by spring, they could plow the land and plant crops, but can hunters do farming? So instead they wander off to seek higher mountains, higher domains, and higher fishing places. A fishing place has no owner. Even if people are judged for killing animals, what harm is there in catching fish at a fishing place?
Do you know that Sweden and Norway were pirate bases? If countries could come together on a hunting trip, there would ultimately remain only one country. So, white people studied firearms and invented the machine gun.