Truly Peaceful World of the True Parent UN

Happy Celebration of the seventh Anniversary of the Seonghwa (Ascension) of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Today, in honor of the life and work of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, we feature this special reading of Peace Message 17, the last of the 17 Messages of Peace.

This is True Father’s speech, originally given on June 1, 2009 at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul, Korea, on the occasion of the celebration of the publication of his autobiography, Becoming a Peace-loving Global Figure. True Father read the same speech at the July 4, 2009 Celebration of the 233rd Anniversary of American Independence at the Manhattan Center in New York, NY.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
June 1, 2009

Beloved families who have recently received the new lineage of the absolute, unique, unchanging, and eternal God through the Blessing, and citizens of God’s kingdom of Cheon Il Guk!

We are celebrating a truly special occasion in this absolute providential era. It is deeply meaningful because we are commemorating the coronation and the golden wedding anniversary of the True Parents, the king of kings; the publication of my autobiography, and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. Today is June 1, a day on which we are holding a new historic event through which the establishment of the new, truly peaceful world of the True Parent UN is proclaimed before all of heaven and earth. For these joyful occasions and days, let us all offer applause in gratitude to God, our Heavenly Father — who governs the life, death, fortune, and misfortune of all creation — for giving us these beautiful and dazzling seasons and days.

During this season, vibrant with life, God is beckoning all of you — as lords of creation — to freely participate, with all other created beings, in the creation of new life. He is blessing us to blossom beautifully like flowers and to live lives that are as bright as the sun and as clear as the waters of a stream.

The Results of God’s Providence in History

Dear friends who are receiving Heaven’s love anew: On three occasions, once on January 15 and twice on January 31, we held the historic Coronation for the New Authority of the Liberation of God, the King of Kings, and our golden anniversary celebration. January 31 saw one such ceremony held at the Cheon Jeong Peace Palace in Korea, representing the East, and another held in New York City, in the United States, representing the West. In this way, we set the record of offering this historically unprecedented and never-to-be-repeated providential event to Heaven in two different locations on the same day.

In the period since April, my wife and I commemorated the fiftieth occasion of the day of our Holy Wedding. In 1960, young students on the Korean peninsula were crying out in resistance to the dictatorship [of Korean President Syngman Rhee]. On the sixteenth day of the third month of the lunar calendar in that year, my wife and I received Heaven’s seal and embarked on the arduous courses of the providence of restoration that the True Parents, True Teachers, and True King and Queen of humankind must take.

How could I even begin to explain the path of the providence of restoration through indemnity that my wife and I have had to follow for the past fifty years in order to finally bring complete liberation and freedom to God and to attend Him as the king of kings? Many years from now, historians will verify and record what I cannot explain at this time.

You are probably not aware of this, but there is profound providential significance in True Parents’ coronation and golden wedding anniversary. Due to the Fall of humankind’s first ancestors, God’s true lineage was lost, and history came under the dominion of Satan’s false bloodline. I am sure you have learned about this reality through studying the Principle.

This corrupted bloodline has been a facet of history. Isn’t it because of this that the physical world — and even the spiritual world — became completely mired in antagonistic, confrontational, good-versus-evil, Cain – Abel relationships? Nobody has been able to find a resolution to this tragedy, and history’s problems have gone unresolved to this day.

Times are now changing, however. The doors to the realm of complete unity between Cain and Abel are being opened on the occasions of True Parents’ coronation and golden wedding anniversary. We have entered the realm of grace in which human beings can be restored to the level of completion and perfection, where they can inherit and share the original nature of God’s heart — in other words, to the originally intended human state, without any trace of the Fall.

In terms of O [correct answer] and X [incorrect answer], we have entered the new era when the good governance of God, who is in the position of O, can completely embrace and digest, without leaving a trace of it behind, the evil governance of Satan, who is in the position of X. The new era is beginning in which the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven is substantially spreading out before your very eyes.

The Round Ball Peace Cup Tournament

On this occasion, which has a special significance, my wife and I celebrated our coronation and golden wedding anniversary and successfully held the Round Ball Peace Cup Cain – Abel Cosmic Harmony Tournament for thirteen days starting on April 21. One day it will become a festival of peace for all humanity, even surpassing the Olympic Games.

The Atletico Sorocaba soccer club from Brazil contributed greatly to this first tournament by laying aside everything else to come here at True Parents’ invitation. Sorocaba won the FA Cup championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2008. During its short time in Asia, it played against four teams, representing North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and China. It displayed an excellent standard of skill and demonstrated the soul of Latin American soccer. Would you please give a warm round of applause to encourage the Sorocaba team!

Ladies and gentlemen! I would like to offer to Heaven this precious new ceremony by reading with you now the message from Heaven that I proclaimed in January at the Coronation of God, the King of Kings and thereafter at our golden anniversary celebration. Please engrave the meaning of today’s event upon your hearts.

God Has Been Seeking for True Parents

Citizens of God’s kingdom of Cheon Il Guk who love peace as True Parents do!

This is truly a precious and joyful day.

Let us all celebrate without reserve this historic and providential day and sing praises to God, our eternal True Parent, of His glory and nobility. On this solemn occasion, hundreds of billions of those living in the spirit world have descended and are here with us to congratulate and celebrate this blessed day.

This is the day God has yearned for ever since He created the universe. For tens of thousands of years, since the day those whom He created as His children, Adam and Eve, stained the heavenly lineage and concealed themselves in the dark, God has waited while enduring inexpressible pain and sorrow. He has waited impatiently for the day He could ascend to the throne of the King of Kings, to be able to embrace His lost children and the creation again and live in joy for all eternity in the sacred reign of peace in the peace kingdom.

Ladies and gentlemen, God is and has always been the King of Kings, even before He initiated the Creation. The heavenly way, however, dictates that after completing all aspects of the Creation, God must manifest substantially as the King of Kings who reigns over the world of physical phenomena, the sphere of the objects of God’s love. That is why, motivated by true love, God sought and found the True Parent of the substantial, physical world, who was to become His representative and heir.

Although we are overwhelmed by the grace of having received Heaven’s seal, my wife and I truly feel joy at being able to stand here today as God’s direct representatives and hold this coronation for the King of Kings and our golden anniversary celebration. At the same time, I am deeply sorry before Heaven; I have reached my ninetieth year of life, yet I have been unable to fully restore the 6.5 billion people of the world to God.

A Revolution of True Love

Citizens of Cheon Il Guk who truly love God! Time is running out. Heaven will no longer wait for us. God is working with His authority as the King of Kings through His representatives, the earthly True Parents, to establish a new heavenly law and restore the world. It is time to accelerate this true love revolution. Therefore, on this solemn occasion, I will proclaim to all of heaven and earth an outline of the new heavenly law, by which humankind and all things of creation will regain their rightful positions and be governed.

First, this era, which is gradually bringing us toward the year 3000, will be the “era of revolutionary change after the coming of heaven.” In this new era, God will no longer be captive to the principles of restoration through indemnity; it will be the time when the King of Kings rules the spiritual and physical worlds with His rightful authority. It will be the era of providential refuge [from evil], during which the earth will return to its original state, with the realm of the Pacific Rim serving as a central axis. People will no longer be beyond the influence of the era of the new way of Heaven and of the new heavenly law. Therefore, you must lead a transparent life with your every action being as clear as crystal.

Second, we must accomplish a revolution in educating all people on the value of absolute sexual ethics, that is, on the constitution of Heaven, with God as its vertical, absolute axis. This is the only way to pass on the true, good lineage to all humankind. That is the path to achieving God’s ideal of true families. From now on, sexual purity, purity of lineage, and purity of love will be the educational philosophy of the true human race.

Third, the new peace-king representatives (boon bong wangs), Ambassadors for Peace, and the “Parent UN” will be placed at the forefront of the efforts to completely eliminate Satan’s walls and fortifications that bind the earth in multiple layers and to reinstate harmony and peace between political parties, religions, races, cultures, and nations. The existing UN (in the position of the Cain-type UN) and the Abel-type UN should become one and elevate to a higher dimension, becoming the True Parent UN — in other words, the UN of a truly peaceful world. With this as the center, all evil problems confronting the satanic world — such as war, disease, and hunger — will be resolved. This is surely the direction all people must go. They will have no choice because God in heaven and True Parents will be with them. Individualistic self-centeredness as well as collective self-centeredness will be eradicated, and this will lead to the realization of a world governed by our conscience and natural reason.

Fourth, the cross-cultural, international blessing marriage is the optimal method of establishing true families that will purify the lineage of the fallen human race and build the peace kingdom. In the end, reconciliation and peace will come about through lineage. When blacks and whites, Eastern peoples and Western peoples, Buddhists and Christians, and Jews and Muslims intermarry and carry on the blessed-marriage tradition that True Parents have established, this world will naturally form the realm of one family that seeks and establishes God’s homeland and hometown. An ideal, heavenly kingdom based on the ideal of one family under God will come about. As we melt our guns and cannons to make plowshares, a new world of peace will open up before us.

Fifth, God created us as His counterparts in love, and He prepared the natural world as a gift for us, His children. God would not leave His children to live in a barren desert devoid of beautiful scenery. That is why all people have the duty to preserve and love the natural world as God does. I am saying that you should develop your human nature as it was originally meant to be, such that you experience resonance even with a cluster of wildflowers as if you were sharing a heartfelt conversation with them. That will be a shortcut to restoring humankind to God.

Ladies and gentlemen who have been chosen by Heaven! You have all truly received a heavenly blessing. You are participating in the ceremony to launch the providential undertakings governed by the King of Kings. You are witnessing with your own eyes the whirlwind of this historic transition point. You received an invitation to attend the coronation, golden anniversary, and celebration of the autobiography of the True Parent, the king of kings on the horizontal level, who will govern all of creation as the physical representative of God, the King of Kings on the vertical level. Will you ever again, in your lifetime, have the chance to attend such a historic and significant occasion? Your ancestors, numbering in the billions throughout the cosmos, and your descendants will cheer, dance, and live in joy and delight at this time, shaking the very axis of the earth.

I pray that you will open your mind’s eyes and engrave this extraordinary and historic moment on your souls. When else during your life will you be able to witness such a day of blessing and glory as you have today? I hope that you can heed the words of Heaven that I have shared with you today and use them as guidelines for your lives from now on.

Ladies and gentlemen who have been chosen by Heaven! I am sure you all feel this from the message I have just read, but humankind is entering a new providential era wherein the earth will be governed directly by a new heavenly way and new heavenly law. It is the new, providential era of the realm of the fourth and original Adam, when no one can enter the new Kingdom of Heaven without inheriting God’s new standard of heart based on His original nature. Through True Parents’ providential coronation, golden wedding anniversary, publication celebration, and the commemoration of the fifty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Holy Spirit Association in this new era, I pray that you may form wise and new families of citizens in God’s Kingdom, Cheon Il Guk — families whose members clearly distinguish between Cain and Abel in their lives, who integrate them into a new realm of Abel, placing goodness at its center, and who restore the realm of the three eras of the Old, New, and Completed Testament ages and the three generations of my family. I am asking you to form, and live as, new true families based on original human nature through which the new true grandparents, true parents, and true grandchildren can enter, hand in hand, into the new Kingdom of Heaven. Please engrave on your hearts the meaning of this gathering to establish the truly peaceful world of the True Parent UN, which we are celebrating today.

I pray and proclaim in the names of the victorious True God and True Parents that the new authority of the great blessing of the true God, the King of Kings of all nations, can flow abundantly into your new families, new nations, and throughout the new cosmos.

May God’s blessings fill the entire cosmos.

Thank you very much. 

No One Reflects Upon How One Can Pay Back This Toil of Heaven

1 Samuel 14

46 Then Saul went up from following the Philistines: and the Philistines went to their own place.

Richard: God wants us to primarily have a positive outlook and purpose in life, not to just be against something constantly.

2 Kings 23

31 Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king of Judah, and he ruled from Jerusalem only three months. His mother Hamutal was the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah. 32 Jehoahaz disobeyed the Lord, just as some of his ancestors had done.

The True Sons and Daughters of Heavenly Father Who Will Remain in the Last Days

Rev Sun Myung Moon
July 26, 1959

Romans 8: 12-27

We know that we are fallen descendants. No matter how great a person of this world may be, no matter how much one may boast of one’s tradition and one’s contributions to history, these are no more than the pride of fallen descendants. Even if one is full of confidence and commands the power to penetrate the sky from the earth, that is still no more than the power of a fallen descendant. Because people are so bound and dwell within an environment which is unacceptable to God, the human world is a sinful world which stands opposed to Heaven. People are sinful, and this is a sinful world. You all understand this very well.

The true sons and daughters of God are of the highest goodness and loftiness. We who live on the earth are infinitely evil and lowly. How can this gap be bridged? The purpose of God’s work of salvation is to eliminate this gap. In order to bridge this gap and bring these two together, God has been working hard for six thousand years. Even though human beings were unaware of it, God has continued on a bloody struggle on the hidden side of history.

No one reflects upon how one can pay back this toil of Heaven. No one is looking up to Heaven with deep bitterness for Heaven’s struggles.

What is prophesied by those who use the name of religion, or a leader who claims to be religious? They teach us to understand the content of God’s work in history through the course of our lives and to build a relationship with God in heart through our own feelings.

However, religious people have ignored or forgotten the relationships which connect hearts to hearts and are attached to the phenomena which are manifested outwardly. The great task of religion has been to become free from the fallen relationships and get in touch with the world of the heart. This is to possess the heart upon which God has been holding onto humanity and has persevered through all sorrows and pain and has fought against all the suffering in history. However, religions have failed to reach this state and carry on the work to complete human history and connect the hearts of all people.

So sincere is Heaven’s desire to find true sons and daughters, He longs for true sons more and more as He passes through each generation with an aching heart. This is how He has been toiling for the sake of humanity.

In order to fulfill this one purpose, God has raised up an individual, a family, a people, a nation, and a central worldwide teaching. He has carried on His providence centering on them. God has labored so arduously for the sake of accomplishing this one purpose. In spite of this, the Israelites, who should have been responsible to accomplish this purpose, all disappeared. The 600,000 Israelites God led out of the Pharaoh’s palace disappeared into nowhere. This was also the case with Noah’s family, in whom God invested 120 years of sweat and tears. The same was true with the altar of Abel. All disappeared into nowhere.

As we understand history and the providential will of God more deeply, we can fathom how deep God’s sorrow is. God’s ideology should begin with an individual and expand out through a family, a people, a nation, a world, and the universe centered on true sons and daughters. Even though this is the ideal deep inside of God’s heart, no one on earth can say, “I am a true son who can fathom God’s eternal heart.” No one can say, “I am an eternal daughter who can comfort God’s heart and liberate Him from His sorrows.” There is no family, people, nation, or world which can serve God centering on such sons and daughters.

Become a True Son or True Daughter

Cheon Seong Gyeong 794

The seeds of a fruit should assimi-
late and condense all the aspects of time
and space connected with its growth.
The seed, root, branch and fruit can all
be found in the seed. The flower and
fruit are also included. Thus, we should
become people who can begin life in
this way. Only then can we say that God
is ours centering on love. No one could
object to this. (137-330, 1986.1.5)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1243

You must know the value of the Bless-
ing before you receive it. You should
understand that through the Blessing
you become one of the citizens of the
Third Israel. Now that you know the
significance and value of the Blessing,
do you think it is possible for a person
to reach individual perfection without
receiving the Blessing? Are unmarried
people ever treated as adults? Even in
the human world, when men who have
been bachelors or women who have been
virgins die before they marry, they will
be bachelor ghosts and virgin ghosts.
Because they could not marry, they nat-
urally became ghosts; this is just how the
heavenly laws operate. (19-106, 1967.12.31)

The True Sons and Daughters of Heavenly Father Who Will Remain in the Last Days

Rev Sun Myung Moon
July 26, 1959

Romans 8: 12-27

he title of the speech I am about to give is “The True Sons and Daughters of Heavenly Father Who Will Remain in the Last Days.”

No matter how great one’s power, how lofty one’s character, or how much glory one may possess, there is not even one person who can confidently claim he or she is the true son or daughter of God. This is true of all humanity. To become a true son or daughter, one has to have true parents. One has to go through the relationship of a true family and possess some quality of being connected to true brothers and sisters. Otherwise, one cannot create the environment of a son or daughter and cannot stand in that position.

If God exists and has been carrying on a providence, what is the ultimate purpose He has been seeking? It is none other than to find someone He can call “My true son” and “My true daughter.” God’s ultimate purpose is to usher in the day when He can stand connected to this true son and true daughter through the eternal heart, linked to all relationships of the world. He wants to share the words “Father” and “sons and daughters.” We must understand that God is longing for that day.

If there is a Creator, the origin of the universe and the center of the entire existing world, the ideal world that this center desires is not some phenomenal world on this earth. The world that God desires is not some conceptual world in Heaven or some external world. The world He desires is a place where everything is in the flow of love, which moves the relationships of the heart, where people can be called sons and daughters of God. Therefore, no matter how great God is, even if He is the Creator and an absolute being, He hopes for people with such qualities.

History seeks what is true. It pursues true people, a true nation, and a true world. We all have the desire to become true people.

Then what relationship among relationships sets the standard? It is the parent-child relationship between God and human beings. The heart which originates from this relationship will not be conquered by any power; it is eternal, unchanging and unique. The power of this heart is absolute. Therefore, when one emerges with this authority, all existing beings will have to bow before him in humility. When one acts with this authority of the heart, all of Heaven and earth will follow. This is the iron-clad rule of the universe. If this is not true, the purpose that we deeply cherish cannot be realized, and the one absolute relationship cannot be achieved.

For this reason, no matter how lofty and great God may be, His greatest sorrow is not having seen the day when He can call people His own sons and daughters. If people are created through these heavenly relationships, the failure to raise up such sons and daughters is the source of greatest sorrow. This is also the greatest sorrow of humanity.

If God has true sons and daughters whom He can call His own, that by calling them He can forget the toils of the past six thousand years and all the grief of the past, then this will be the beginning of the liberation of Heaven. Humanity will finally then be able to sing the song of joy. We should predict the coming of such a time.

If there is a last day for humanity and the heavenly principles, what kind of day should it be? That should be a day when God can pronounce to human beings, “You are my true sons and daughters whom I cannot deny for eternity. My sons and daughters, now all my grief has been alleviated.” It should be a day when God can comfort you and rejoice with you with an open and free heart. Only when such a day comes, only when such sons and daughters appear on earth, will the new ideal world begin.

However, until now there has not been such a son or daughter. We have not been able to establish a day when the relationship of true sons and daughters can be secured. Those in whom God can take pride as His true sons and daughters have not yet appeared. Unless such people appear, God’s will and the hope of humanity cannot be fulfilled.

Let us Understand Heaven though the Deepest Part of our Hearts

Mark 16

After the Lord Jesus had said these things to the disciples, he was taken back up to heaven where he sat down at the right side[b] of God. 20 Then the disciples left and preached everywhere. The Lord was with them, and the miracles they worked proved that their message was true.

Richard: This Saturday, August 17th, we will celebrate the seventh anniversary of the ascension, or Seongwha, of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Proverbs 21

The Lord controls rulers,
    just as he determines
    the course of rivers.
We may think we are doing
    the right thing,
    but the Lord always knows
    what is in our hearts.
Doing what is right and fair
    pleases the Lord
    more than an offering.
Evil people are proud
    and arrogant,
    but sin is the only crop
    they produce.[a]
If you plan and work hard,
    you will have plenty;
    if you get in a hurry,
    you will end up poor.

The True Sons and Daughters of Heavenly Father Who Will Remain in the Last Days

Rev Sun Myung Moon
July 26, 1959

Romans 8: 12-27

12 My dear friends, we must not live to satisfy our desires. 13 If you do, you will die. But you will live, if by the help of God’s Spirit you say “No” to your desires. 14 Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are his children. 15 God’s Spirit doesn’t make us slaves who are afraid of him. Instead, we become his children and call him our Father.[a] 16 God’s Spirit makes us sure that we are his children. 17 His Spirit lets us know that together with Christ we will be given what God has promised. We will also share in the glory of Christ, because we have suffered with him.

18 I am sure that what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us. 19 In fact, all creation is eagerly waiting for God to show who his children are. 20 Meanwhile, creation is confused, but not because it wants to be confused. God made it this way in the hope 21 that creation would be set free from decay and would share in the glorious freedom of his children. 22 We know that all creation is still groaning and is in pain, like a woman about to give birth.

23 The Spirit makes us sure about what we will be in the future. But now we groan silently, while we wait for God to show that we are his children.[b] This means that our bodies will also be set free. 24 And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping. 25 However, we hope for something we have not yet seen, and we patiently wait for it.

26 In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. 27 All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people.

Prayer

Father, we know that You need not speak many words to those of us You have gathered here today. All we need is the heartfelt desire to be embraced in the Father’s bosom. We know that when You call us, “My beloved sons and daughters” with a heart of longing which springs forth from the depth of Your being, we can be filled completely. This is the moment when liberation is completed.

Father, when we hear Your heavenly voice, let us be fully intoxicated in Your loving heart. You know that we long for the moment when we can be overwhelmed by a heart of longing and can transcend our conscious thoughts to be embraced in Your bosom. Please grant us such a blessing.

We pray sincerely that You will guide us not to understand Heaven through the words we will receive, but rather to understand Heaven through the deepest part of our hearts. Please lead us not to seek salvation through the words. Rather, guide us to sing songs of life before the Father with our hearts. In this way, please allow us to understand how arduous and painful the Father’s path has been. Let us humbly bow our heads and offer You consolation.

If we possess anything valuable, please lead us not to keep it as our own. If we possess anything worthy of pride, please lead us not to consider that the source of our pride.

If we have a goal in our life, guide us to seek it with our hearts. If there is to be some substance to our life, please let our one heart be that substance.

Many people have come before the Father. Please guide them to find on their own who they live for, what purpose they live for, and in what direction they are heading. These pitiful ones have no master to claim them. We know that if someone can be recognized as one whom others want to share their hearts with eternally, there can be no greater joy.

Father. We have come to realize that the Father who calls us with the heart of eternal life, the eternal ideology, and eternal love dwells within our hearts. What belongs to the Father belongs to us and what belongs to us belongs to the Father. The Father longs for sons and daughters who can sing and rejoice based on one ideology. We yearn for the time when, after serving the Father and offering all glorious elements to the Father, we can rejoice and be proud before all of Heaven and earth.

Father, You understand all this. Please connect our hearts and move everything of the past, both in Heaven and on earth, and bring them into harmony in the world of heart. Please allow this to be a moment when we can make a firm determination in a state of surpassing joy. May that determination bring glory.

I am about to give the words of truth. I do not want to convey just the contents of the words. Please work through me to convey Your words and let us fathom the heart of the Father and discover our true selves.

We know that Satan works to put a gap between the heart of the speaker and the hearts of the listeners. Therefore, please let this be an hour when we can unite in one heart and serve the Father together. I prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.

Christianity Will Fade Away Unless an Internal Movement Appears

Cheon Seong Gyeong 963


To this day, no one has been regis-
tered into the heavenly kingdom. The
kingdom did not have a nation. It did
not have a family or nation. When you
go to the spirit world, your parents, and
– if there are ten people in your family
– all ten of your family members would
be separated. However, from now on it
will not be that way. You should know
that originally, if human beings had not
fallen, heaven would be the place where
you enter with your mother, father and
clan.
If your grandparents, mother and
father, couple, and children, become one
based on true love, and inherit God’s
true love that lives for others, then even
God would be absolutely obedient to
that. In the world that strives to live for
others – a world that moves according
to the love that submits to the tradition
of living for others – the basis for peace
would surely emerge even if it resisted
being formed. (210-354, 1990.12.27)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1428

The homeland desired by the will of
God is the homeland and the original
homeland of humankind, based on true
love. Korea should become such a home-
land and the homeland for all humanity.
(185-131, 1989.1.3)

Let Us Fathom the Heart of Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
September 13, 1959

Matthew 10:24-39

Christianity will fade away unless an internal movement appears to shoulder difficulties and support one another with the belief that we are brothers and sisters and one human race, the citizens and family of Heaven. It will follow in the footsteps of Judaism. It will face the same fate as the Israelites who fell down in the wilderness.

Who should uphold the providential will of the people? If Christians do not recognize this mission, foreigners or members of another faith will surely shoulder it and realize the blessings of Christianity. Providential history never warns arrogant and overconfident people with words of guidance. Human beings are to follow the providence; the providence is never steered by human beings, nor does it ever follow them.

Hence, we should give our best and pour out all of our strength to recognize each other as the heavenly citizens, people, family and brothers and sisters. We should yearn for the heavenly sovereign, the ruler of Heaven. This is the time. This is God’s hope. This is the nation that God wants to convey His will through. This is the ideal world God wants to love.

Even if we do not fully understand this, we should understand that we are God’s people. We should know that we are God’s kinsmen and families. We will meet courageous sons and daughters. Those who understand this truth understand God while on earth. Jesus said, “Whoever says to others that they know me, I will recognize them before God.”

What do you want to understand by coming here? You should understand the desires and goals of God and understand that we are His people. You have to understand that God is in anguish and is desperately trying to liberate people from imprisonment in Satan’s world.

Prayer

Father, we have learned that Your desire does not rest in Heaven. Your situation is not focused upon Yourself. The heart of Heaven is not Yours. How much have You longed for Heaven’s desires, situation, and heart to be with the past, present and future? We who did not understand this are traitors and rebels.

Please help us realize how we are enslaved inside the iron fences of Satan. Please allow our calling upon You to be manifested in Heaven and on earth. Please connect the hearts of those who are gathered here to Your heart.

When this is realized before the people and the world, we know that joy will fill all of Heaven and earth. We have learned that we cannot build this ideal world unless we can long for the people, brothers and sisters, our family members and children and shoulder the cross in our battles.

We sincerely pray that You will raise us up as sons and daughters who can fight every day with unbounded, infinite animosity toward Satan’s world.

We hope that we can clearly understand our own situation and the direction that we should head in based on the words You have given us today. We pray that You will guide us to become sons and daughters whom You can recognize and who can understand You. We prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen. 

To Not Know the Difference Between the Father and Ourselves

Deuteronomy 9

22 You also made the Lord angry at Taberah, at Massah and at Kibroth Hattaavah.

22 You also made the Lord angry at Taberah, at Massah and at Kibroth Hattaavah.

23 And when the Lord sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, “Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. You did not trust him or obey him. 24 You have been rebellious against the Lord ever since I have known you.

Richard: Father, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, instructed us many times to do Home Church, to do Tong and Ban (district and neighborhood) work, serving loving and teaching our neighbors. Yet, I did not successfully do that. The time is short. This is still the fundamental work of Tribal Messiahs, those who have been Blessed and commissioned by True Father.

Malachi 3

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.

Richard: So where is the Lord’s temple? Actually, it is in the pure, absolutely good sexual relationship of Blessed husband and wife. This is the holy of holies. Interestingly, when we do number one above, tong and ban home church work, then we will Bless couples and number two will emerge; Blessed families who can be and enter the holy of holies.

Let Us Fathom the Heart of Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
September 13, 1959

Matthew 10:24-39

The God of love works based on love. So what should we do? We have to be able to feel ourselves to be citizens and to learn to love the citizens of Heaven. We should learn to love the people of Heaven. We should learn of our brothers and sisters of Heaven. We should love the family members of Heaven. We should love the children of Heaven as our own selves. Desires and situations may pass away, but love will remain. We have to understand this.

What is God’s desire? Do you think that God’s desire is to send faithful followers of Jesus to Heaven and put crowns on their heads? That is not true. God wants to open their hearts and love them. Heaven and earth will rejoice when God can say, “Although I have suffered much, because of the joy of meeting you, I can forget all the suffering. Since all I desired has been realized, all beings of Heaven and earth should rejoice as I rejoice over my sons and daughters.”

Has God ever seen such a day? If He had, would we be experiencing fear due to Satan? Would we be experiencing the fear of being victims of Satan’s evil tactics? The day should come when the Father can forget everything and welcome His sons and daughters with both arms, shedding tears of joy and sorrow, boasting, “Satan, look at my son. I have taken back the son you did not want to let go. All people, look at My son. He is My son who was opposed and persecuted.” God wants to find this son and boast about him. Satan and all things will also recognize his value.

For this reason we should have a reciprocal relationship with Heaven. The place where we enter into a relationship of love with the Father, where we can disregard our prestige, honor and situation is a place where we can say that Father is in me and I am in the Father and not know the difference between the Father and ourselves. Only when we can eliminate sorrow in such a situation, cultivate a heart of joy, and establish new laws of Heaven can an ideal world come to this earth.

Only when a movement which can represent this task appears on the earth can God establish a victorious foundation in providential history. Otherwise, God will be a failure. Paul once said that faith, hope and love are always present, yet the most important of the three is love.

What is God’s love? It is not something hanging in the air. If you were to go abroad and see your own people being beaten and persecuted, you would be enraged as if you yourself were suffering the blows. Similarly, when we observe the people who are locked inside the prisons of Satan’s world, we should feel, “These people are our own people. Our own people are being trampled upon. Our people are suffering inside the iron bars of Satan.” God is seeking for those who pray to Heaven to break open the iron fences: “Father, please give me strength. Father, please be with us. We are the Father’s people, the Father’s direct descendants, members of the Father’s family, and the Father’s sons and daughters.” Heaven’s desire is to find these sons and daughters.

God’s desire is to meet these sons and daughters. God wants to share His situation with these sons and daughters. God’s deepest desire is to eternally love these sons and daughters without being accused by Satan. This is God’s very desire. God’s heart rests upon human beings. When we realize this, we will finally come to understand that it was for our sake that God called Abraham and Moses. It was for us that the Jews confronted a miserable fate and that Jesus came and will come again.

When we meet as brothers and sisters with the same beliefs and goal, we should be able to shed tears over the difficulties that each of us have gone through. Have you ever had such a profound experience with other members?

After the liberation of Korea on August 15th, when the Korean people did not have enough to eat, material concerns did not matter to us. Even when we were hungry, we shared food and rejoiced in the times we spent together. We must usher in the day when we can honor God in joy and the Christians of the world can embrace one another and sing in celebration of liberation. This is the hope God cherishes.

You Have to Understand what it Means to be Indignant and Grievous

Cheon Seong Gyeong 278

The highest things in the world, the
highest and most precious things in the
world of fallen humanity are the True
Parents and the right of the first son.
Next come the rights and responsibili-
ties of parents, and then comes right of
kingship. This is an exclusive authority.
God has been active in Korean history
order to secure the authority of the first
son who inherits the heavenly kingship.
It is the same with Japan. It is the right
of the first son to carry on for the emper-
or in the final days. The first son has to
become a true parent. Adam was the
original first son of humankind. Thus,
the right of the first son must necessarily
connect with the position of a true par-
ent, and the realm of the first son must
be restored. Otherwise, he will be unable
to stand in the position of a true parent.

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1855

Blessed families have risen up on the
vertical standard, but have not stood
on the horizontal standard in Jardim.
Therefore, from now on, families must
be established that can live together with
God on the horizontal standard. To facil-
itate this, I have made an education cen-
ter for ideal families aimed toward world
peace, and I have been re-educating the
families that have been blessed until now.
I must train them again with the con-
tents enabling them to join God’s abso-
lute glorious family. That is the family
training, taking place in Jardim. (294-319,
1998.8.9)

Let Us Fathom the Heart of Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
September 13, 1959

Matthew 10:24-39

Are we going to betray the God who came seeking for us in the past and in the present, the God who came to us on the level of a people, a nation, and the world? Are we going to betray Him or be loyal to Him? We can only choose one of these two.

For this reason it is written that the sheep and goats will be separated. To become patriots, you have to understand what it means to be indignant and grievous. You have to understand the bitter indignation of the Father: “My Father was grieving in the past for this reason and in the present for that reason. The Father of the future is in such a position.”

Now we must unite. Since there are no citizens of Heaven who are seeking others, we should raise our flag high and gather the citizens of Heaven at the risk of our lives.

When we think of God, who does not have heavenly people, heavenly tribes, heavenly families, heavenly sons and daughters or heavenly parents, we cannot raise our heads. Human beings cannot raise their heads before God. What we have to understand here is that we are too shameful to raise our heads before Heaven. We thought that the brothers in our homes were our own brothers, yet that turned out not to be true. We thought that the Heaven and earth in which we live is the nation that we should live in, yet that is not true. We thought that the people we are in communication with are our friends. Yet that was not true.

From this perspective, the words that Jesus spoke were appropriate. He spoke all the words that he could speak to human beings before he died. Although he spoke all the words that he could, the people did not understand them. Looking at this Jesus mourned. Jesus who came for humanity abandoned his people and left those who opposed him and prayed in tears before Heaven in the mountains.

If there are sons and daughters who possess a desire to serve the will with their bodies and minds and who dash toward the Father head on, in other words, if there are those who run on behalf of the people, tribes, brothers and children, God will hold onto them and mourn. When Mary Magdalene tried to hold onto the resurrected Jesus, he told her not to hold him because she was not in touch with these principles.

Humanity in the past could not run toward God head on. Not one person transcended the position of a people, of tribes and brothers and stood in the position of children and called the Father their own. Because Jesus fulfilled this responsibility in the course of history, he could become the Savior. Nevertheless Jesus had to die in a situation where God could recognize his victory. For this reason, Jesus has to return to the earth to complete the purpose of victory over Satan in the universe and Heaven and earth. Would it be all right, then, for him to come on the clouds?

We have to understand the time now. We have to understand ourselves. We are locked inside a prison of many layers. How much would God long for a free Heaven and earth, for a place where our citizens can live, where our brothers and sisters can live, where our parents can live, and where our sons and daughters can live?

As God related with human beings for six thousand years, He never forgot even for one minute that world of the heart. We did not know this, but now we have to understand it. After we understand it, we should run toward Heaven and dash forward head on. People must emerge who can represent humanity and run toward the one day when everything in Heaven and on earth can rejoice and give blessings.

This is the purpose of our faith. Do you want to believe and go to Heaven? Do you think you can go to Heaven just because you want to? When you go to a government agency and go through the registration process, you have to repeat the whole process if you get one word wrong. Yet do you think that you can just slide inside the gates of Heaven? That will never be. You cannot enter without having fulfilled certain conditions. You can enter Heaven only after going through some processes of the heart. Because the world of the heart transcends time and space, there is no progress and regression. There are no concepts and forms. There, it is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and eternity.

Since Human Beings Fell, Human Beings Should Do This Work

Joshua 15

45 Ekron, with its surrounding settlements and villages; 46 west of Ekron, all that were in the vicinity of Ashdod, together with their villages; 47 Ashdod, its surrounding settlements and villages; and Gaza, its settlements and villages, as far as the Wadi of Egypt and the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea.

Richard: Here God allotted land for the tribes of Judah.

Jeremiah 5

14 Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty says:

“Because the people have spoken these words,
    I will make my words in your mouth a fire
    and these people the wood it consumes.
15 People of Israel,” declares the Lord,
    “I am bringing a distant nation against you—
an ancient and enduring nation,
    a people whose language you do not know,
    whose speech you do not understand.
16 Their quivers are like an open grave;
    all of them are mighty warriors.
17 They will devour your harvests and food,
    devour your sons and daughters;
they will devour your flocks and herds,
    devour your vines and fig trees.
With the sword they will destroy
    the fortified cities in which you trust.

Richard: When the people of Israel and Judah turned against God, they were punished. Right now the United States is seeing various killings and atrocities of various kinds happening. We too can cry out to God and repent, for have we not turned far from God as a nation, as a whole?

Let Us Fathom the Heart of Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
September 13, 1959

Matthew 10:24-39

We are the people who should go before God. We are the sons and daughters of Heaven, part of God’s family, heavenly couples and heavenly brothers and sisters. Yet what is our current situation? We lost our brothers and sisters. We are pitiful people who do not have parents, families, citizens and partners. These are what we must restore. We have to recover them.

When we seek them, we have to do so through our minds. Heaven comes to us through our minds. Heaven knocks on the doors to our minds and enters. For six thousand years of history, Heaven has instilled in us the feeling, “This is not how I should be; I have to escape from this world.” The six- thousand-year history of war is the repetition of fights between those who represent goodness and those who represent evil. Human history has been a history of war.

In the beginning, it may seem that evil people strike and prevail over good people, but when good people are struck, they multiply. When they die, they multiply. The condition in Heaven allows three people to be recovered when one person is struck. For this reason Christianity is struck first in any nation. God’s tactic is to send His beloved sons and daughters to Satan’s world and let them suffer through beatings and death. In exchange for their suffering, He takes back a comparable amount from Satan’s world. Good people never strike first. For the same amount that they are struck, they make a claim from Satan’s world. This is the tactic of Heaven. This is the reason that the history of Christianity until today has been a history of martyrdom and blood.

In history those who strike first always lose. Look at the World Wars. In the First and the Second World Wars, the side that struck first lost. In the third World War, the side which strikes first will also lose. This is why even in an individual’s life, it is said that one should persevere and restrain oneself; those who persevere will be blessed. One is to take the beating and persevere. This is because when you endure, you will rise up one day.

God has been enduring through all manner of grief. Even when He was accused by Satan during the six thousand years, He was not able to alleviate His indignation and sorrow. There will come a time when God will empathize with you and say, “You are also bitter; you must belong to My side.”

For this reason the religious world today tells us to endure. They tell us to believe and persevere. They tell us to be meek, obedient and sacrificial. Why? When we do so, the time will come when we will rise up.

Because Heaven’s tactic is to be hit first before taking things back, Jesus prayed as he was being struck. He did not even want to violate the laws of Satan’s world. If he had considered the people his enemies, he would have been violating the laws of Satan’s world. Such have been God’s tactics.

We have to understand this. You who are here today should understand that each of you is a son or daughter of God and a citizen of the heavenly kingdom. God sought you many times in history. You have to understand that you are members of the family in the heavenly kingdom. Moreover, you have to understand that you are the sons and daughters of God’s direct lineage. We have to become these sons and daughters, members of the heavenly family, people and citizens.

We have not understood God. God of the past, present and future came to us for our own sake, yet we did not know that God came to us with the hope that we would become His true sons and daughters. God is truly miserable. Did you know that God sought you?

Now that we look back, we find that we have a responsibility to our Father. Although God has exerted Himself for six thousand years on earth, has there been a person who can be proud of himself eternally before Satan and not be attacked by Satan’s world? There has not. There has not been a family about whom God could say, “This family is my family,” or a people about whom God could say, “This people is my people,” and whom Satan could not attack. There has not been a land which God could claim, “This is My land.”

This is the situation God is in. Then who should do this work? Since human beings fell, human beings should do this work. We should say, “Father, my home is Your home, and this home never allows Satan in. It will never allow him.” However, is there a home which can make that statement?

Are the Battles Being Fought or Not?

Cheon Seong Gyeong 586

What is the meaning of death? Earth-
ly life, the time of living in air, parallels
the time of swimming in the womb. We
are living in a wrapping cloth of air.
Death itself is not unique, but only our
rebirth into the third life. That moment
of transition is what we call death. (49-
286, 1971.10.17)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1526

Pledge number two signifies that
our family pledges to represent and
become central to heaven and earth by
serving God and the True Parents, to
fulfill the way of filial piety in our fam-
ily, patriotism in our nation, saints in
the world, and a family of divine sons
and daughters in heaven and earth. This
means that we will complete everything
desired by God in our family. Through
it, we are making a vow that as parents,
we will educate the children in our fam-
ily, the citizens in our nation, and the
people living in the world, and in heav-
en and earth, so that they may become
eligible to become the family members
of God’s Kingdom. (260-190, 1994.5.8)

Let Us Fathom the Heart of Heaven
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
September 13, 1959

Matthew 10:24-39

God came to us and taught us in the following way: He said that He was the father of individuals, families, people and the world. As long as a people possessed a father, they all had the same father. As long as the world had a father, the world had the same father. This is what God wants.

God came to us. He came to each one of us, prisoners in Satan’s sovereignty. However, even after raising up Abraham as the father of faith, God could not share all that He wanted to tell us. Although He raised up a family, He could not tell them all He wanted. Although he chose Moses to lead the people, He could not reveal all He wanted to. Although He sent Jesus, He could not convey all that He wanted to at that time. He could not. It is written clearly in the Bible that He could not speak all that He wanted to.

Why is this so? Jesus represented the God of the world and of the universe and all of Heaven and earth. He could not accomplish this mission without a foundation. Thus, Jesus said that he will return in the Last Days.

Please reflect upon yourselves. You owe an historical debt.

To instruct you and teach you, Heaven came to your people and sent prophets countless times. Do you understand this?

What did Jesus bring with him? Jesus came with the desire to elevate all people as the children of God and to judge Satan’s world. He came to build a garden of happiness as the King of Kings, centering on the Father. He came with this desire, situation and heart of love. Have you ever had such a desire? Have you ever experienced such a situation? Have you ever felt such a heart? If you have not, then you cannot avoid judgment.

Therefore, we should not call out, “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob. God the Father who called Moses and the prophets of the past, Father whom Jesus called upon!” We should pray, “God of Abraham, God of Jacob, God of Moses and God of Jesus! Please be my God.” God should not be the God of someone else. He must be our own God. This is what we must do.

The time that we call out to the historical God has passed. Thus, the God of the past must have a relationship with us and the God of the future must have a relationship with us. You have to build a relationship in which you can say, “God of the past, isn’t this the current situation? God of the present, isn’t this the situation? God of the future, isn’t this the situation? Isn’t this Your desire?” and God will say, “Yes.”

To do this, first we have to understand that we live in Satan’s world. You are the descendants of Satan. You are prisoners of war captured not by God’s side but by Satan’s side. The Savior is the chief communications representative on the world scale who has the responsibility to bring you back. The “Savior” means that he will save you. The Savior is the person with the mission to save all the prisoners of war. He encourages them and goads them to fight. For this reason, it is written that Jesus came not to bring peace to the world but to provide weapons and provoke battles. Yet are the battles being fought or not? Please examine this carefully.

Declaration Day of the Realm of Cosmic Sabbath for the Parents of Heaven and Earth

Happy Proclamation of the Cosmic Realm of Rest for the Parents of Heaven and Earth! Find a special reading from this Holy Day below.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
August 9, 1997
Report from KoreaUnofficial notes from August 9, 10 and 11, 1997

Richard: Stacey, Sarah and I were in Korea on the day that this holiday was proclaimed. We also lived in the neighborhood in Washington, DC where the 36 million couples Blessing was held on November 29, 1997, and we participated in that Blessing.

At the Kuri Training Center outside Seoul, at seven seconds past seven minutes past seven on the seventh day of the seventh month of 1997, True Father prayed to offer up the victory of meeting the 3.6 Million pre-blessing goal, and creating a new holy day. The official title of the holy day has not yet been established in English, but it will be something like the title below. (Later, in the subsequent conferences, True Father set the new goal of us achieving the 36 Million within 8 months, by next April, and the 360 Million by January 2001. At the time of the declaration, there were over 8 Million Couples who had received the pre-blessing, with Korea leading with a total of 1.05 Million, followed by the Philippines with 950,000, Nigeria with 750,000 and Ghana with 650,000. They received prizes as the top four: $400,000, $300,000, $200,000, $100,000, and True Father said these prizes would be multiplied by 10 for the top four winners in the 36 Million Blessing. No specific country or continent goals were set). Throughout his prayer, True Father was overcome with tears. Afterwards, he told Chung Hwan Kwak that he was crying so deeply that it completely overwhelmed his mind. All the participants (whom True Father estimated were 7,000 in all, representing the whole world) were moved by the great emotion True Father showed in his prayer. Clearly this was no ordinary occasion, but one of cosmic moment. True Father also said later that this was the most important proclamation he had ever made. The content of his prayer was summarized by a translator later. Christianity should have embraced True Father in 1945. Because they did not, he had to go the seven-year course to indemnify their failure, and then restore all things through all levels in the 40-year course. Now, through the victory of the 3.6 Million Couples, we have the national foundation to protect the tribe, family, couple and individual, for the first time in history. Thus, it is now possible to declare the realization of the cosmic realm of rest for the True Parents. The goal was achieved through the cooperation of the spirit world and the angelic world. Now we can go ahead to achieve the blessing of 36 Million and 360 Million Couples, and thus the whole world, liberating all families in the world from Satan. This is a day of thanks and celebration, and the declaration of victory. After the prayer, the ceremonies of a holy day were performed, with bows, the recitation of the pledge, the prayer of True Parents and the cutting of a cake. At 10 am, True Parents’ returned and True Father delivered a speech in which he explained the significance of the day and the proclamation. Unofficial notes from the simultaneous translation of Lyn Kim follows. Proclamation of the Cosmic Realm of Rest for the Parents of Heaven and Earth The idea of True Parents existed before the creation. The ideal of creation was for all things to exist in pairs, and for humankind in couples, so that true love could flow. In puberty, men and women are drawn to each other, attracting God, who dwells in the unity of man and woman. When they are one, they transcend themselves to become like God. The internal nature of God was expressed in Adam; the external in Eve. Hence, the unity of Adam and Eve brought together the internal and external aspects of God. They did not realize this; they did notunderstand how frighteningly important their relationship was. They should have been one in God, realizing Heaven. The fall prevented the realization of the ideal of True Parents. Men and women need to experience love but in order to experience an object you must have senses. Likewise, if there is no object there can be no existence. Therefore, God had to create, and He created us with five senses so that He could relate to us. People don’t know how much God seeks love. God as all-knowing and all-powerful is superseded by God as the center of love. Christianity is working for the salvation of individuals because Jesus was single and could not establish a family. Individual salvation, however, represents only the angelic level. We are the religion of t he Completed Testament Age, centered on saving families. We need to get Satan out of the foundations of everything, which he has occupied and dominated. Once Satan is out, we can create the family of God. In the past, various people tried to use the True Parents. For example, former president of Korea Chun Doo Hwan. But he betrayed me and now he is ruined. I told his predecessor, President Park, to do the Sae Maoul (Village Renewal) movement. He took the ideal from me. President Noh Tae Woo is also useless. I am prospering while all of them are declining. Kim Young Sam is dominated by Christians. He promised them that he would destroy the Unification Church. All those who have not fulfilled their promises to mehave fallen into disgrace. The True Parents should be the center of the world. I know all the presidents of South America. If I call them, they will come. I don’t need money, power, only God’s true love. We need a family that is one, ending Satan’s rule. You are like thieves who cannot be forgiven; you use the animal and vegetable kingdoms for yourselves, when they are from God. You take them as if they were yours. You cannot imagine what God went through to establish the True Parents, the family and lineage. Korea is the only country in which only the man establish the lineage. Korean women have suffered more than any other women. Korea has made all the conditions to restore history. It’s a country in which parents are honored more than anywhere else in the world. God needs filial piety and fidelity, and therefore He chose Korea. We now have 8 Million Couples, so we can achieve 36 Million by November 29.In South America, we can become one with Christianity, for this purpose we have been working with George Bush and Gerry Falwell. We do not have a sectarian doctrine, just principles of God. In the past, there were no families in the spirit world. Now, through the blessing, we are making families that can continue in the spirit world. There is no place that cannot receive the blessing now. Stop hiding.Go to the leaders and ministers of your country and tell them this is the way to reverse the fall. Ours is a religion for families, not individuals. Thus, it is of benefit to society as a whole. True Mother has done a 16-city speaking tour, including addressing the Moon and Han tribes. Through her life of faith and sacrifice, True Mother has become the Holy Mother. Heaven is empty. We need to fill Heaven with families. Through the fulfillment of conditions on earth, God should be able to move back and forth between heaven and earth, without facing barriers. This is the day on which God and True Parents can rest. The conditions to create a realm of rest for God are accomplished in eight stages: individual, couple, family, tribe/ancestors, nation, world, cosmos and God. True Parents have accomplished this, but all families must achieve it through restoration. We need fidelity and absolute sex. We need true love. Without true love, there is no fidelity and true family. A true family must have fidelity and purity. In Korea, the first son inherits the role of the parents, not other relatives, such as uncles. Koreans talk about dying a lot. Korea has in its folk songs the things about life which concern God. The FFWP [Family Federation for World Peace] was formed so late. Already there are so many other religions. Many of the existing religious organizations have attacked us, but we have come out stronger. The ideal of the realm of rest for us is to have the peace to be able to have the wife at home and to be able to spend time with her, to be able to relax and enjoy all things together. There will be unchanging heaven and earth in peace. If you want, you will be able to sleep during the day. You will be able to be like a flower, living in harmony with your surroundings. The wife can take care of the children while the husband can dominate the whole world and take care of the family. The True Parents have shed more tears than anyone. We must become true parents, true teachers and true lords. North Korea’s Juche doctrine denies the value of people, whereas our teaching values all people and seeks to bless them. Even if you die for your mission, your children and grandchildren will follow you and bring it to completion. If we die on the way to God, we will be in His eternal embrace. Everyone said 3.6 Million Couples was impossible. The fact that we made the goal shows that it wasGod’s will. By getting so many couples, people have to bow down before us. Now that we have achieved the goal, are you going to sit around eating, or be unfaithful to your spouse? Now is the time to rush forward to complete the mission. The father has to be big and strong, like the sky; the mother has to be close and detailed. When God created, he needed a form that would enable Him to be the father of a family and the world. And God needed a body for the female side. Adam and Eve should have observed the behavior of animals and known what to do themselves. If the Archangel had waited, he could have participated in the joy of Adam and Eve. Perhaps the Archangel held Eve close to him to put her to sleep. Being that close, a sexual feeling could have developed, leading eventually to the fall. Eve went to Adam to be saved, but God could not accept their relationship and they were cast out of the garden. After what they had done, the consequences became inevitable. So we lost true love at the very beginning. I have a foundation which is frightening, enabling me to proclaim God’s rest. I don’t seek to please anyone. I scold leaders of business groups, anyone. The head of Samsung, for example, is just a leader of a business group. My foundation is worldwide. Who would you follow? I fight with the rod of God’s truth. Our truth must go out to the whole world, to all mankind. It is not just the doctrine of a small church, I am a king of the world, including the academic world. God has had no place to rest on earth because all things were separated after the fall. Can we have world peace if mind and body are disconnected and husband and wife are fighting? True love is the most important thing to God. You must know this. When Adam and Eve fell, husband and wife and the whole world were lost. God had lost what could not be lost. Everything came under Satan. There nothing left to love for God. Now humanity has fallen to the level that grandfathers have relations with their granddaughters, brothers with their sisters, and so on. Satan has claimed everything precious to God. Adam fell at the age of 16. At 17 or 18, he could have been blessed by God with Eve. When the Fall reached as far as Adam (from the Archangel through Eve), God had to the very beginning. This has been the course of restoration. God could not forget what He had lost, the very thing that could not be lost. There was no one He could love. Everything was Hell. He could not touch His own creation, the clouds, the universe, because it had been claimed by Satan. However, at the same time He could not discard His own creation. He had to take responsibility for those he had created. He had to love those He could not love. He had to sacrifice those close to Him, His own sons and daughters, for those He could not love. God has had to overcome obstacles higher than high and deeper than deep in order to restore True Parents. The Old Testament era failed, so did the New, but God went on. He had to start again and again, with so much suffering and shedding so many tears. God chose Israel, but it was lot. It is incredible to be able to participate at this historic occasion, the establishment of a true family through the realization of cosmic rest for the parents of heaven and earth. At the fall, even the animals went to Hell. The world wars were to pay indemnity to restore the world. Now the world is beginning to bow before conscience. At this time, God is making a foundation even for Christians to come back into the providence. We offer three cheers of Mansei on this day, but the time must come when the whole world offers three cheers of Mansei. We have to love all the creation, the air, the animals, the plants, centered on God. For this reason, True Parents go to nature, to inform the creation how happy it will be to return to God. Nature, for its part, is delighted to meet the representatives of God on earth, the True Parents. We need to develop the leisure industry that can enable people to enjoy the creation. We will create natural areas where people will be moved by the beauty of nature. They will learn about God through nature. Nature has suffered at the hands of people, who in their ignorance have exploited it. Because of the fall, nature could not receive love through people. The purpose of creation is to be one with God. Man and woman must be one with each other and one with nature. Everything was separated from God and from everything else through the misuse of the sexual organs of Adam and Eve. Now all things must be restored through absolute sex. God protects the Unification Church because the purpose is absolute love. Your mind and body must become one, centered on true love. You need to reach the point where you can be naked and still centered on God. A women dreams of having a husband who will not hurt her. God has looked for this standard of husband, too. Arirang is a song about the search for the peak of love. We have passed 12 peaks through the blessings: 3, 36, 72, 124, 430, 777, 1800, 6,000, 30,000 took the blessing to the world level in the formation stage, 360,000 in the growth stage and 3.6 Million in the completion stage. No one believed wecould achieve 30,000 couples. Likewise for the 360,000 and 3.6 Million. If you have absolute faith and obedience, even if you go to jail, its ok in trying so hard to release God’s heart. There is no one as pitiful as me. I have no family, no brothers, only God. I gave up resting and playing. I worked and prayed while others rested and slept. Those who opposed me have now come into the Unification Church. I had to go the lonely way to be the son of God and restore the sins of the world. I have been betrayed so many time, but I have had to keep going. There will come a day when women will beg to be restored, so that they can be freed from their course of suffering. Mother and I have tried to make it possible for Korea to be blessed as the chosen nation. We need to bring the dominion of God. We are now building planes and boats and we are developing 400 square miles of land in South America. We will be able to feed the hungry people in Africa. We need to prepare an age in which I can go anywhere in the world. We have to have the heart to reach all people on earth. We have to go to the person who is our greatest enemy to heal the heart. Husband and wife must love each other so much, not like the enemies of the past but in a relationship in which God can dwell. Man must be able to bring woman back to God. You must have dominion over your body so that it brings a climax to your partner and no one else. You must not get involved in gambling. If you do, cut off your hand! You must not get involved in things in which Satan can get involved in. You have to be loving with your wife. If you go to someone else, you are inviting the punishment of heaven. Are you going to follow spiritual or physical love? Women must keep purity until marriage. God cannot rest until couples become one. This is such a difficult moment in history. There is a great battle between the realms of heaven and hell. You must offer devotion. If you are at a meeting of the most beautiful people on earth, you should not be interested in them for yourself, only in your spouse. Even if yourmother-in-law and husband are difficult, you have to go that way, until you reach the beauty, the port of glory and victory. All my life I have gone the opposite direction to the general flow of humanity. In this way, I have been able to make progress more quickly. I have tried to go beyond the mountain of opposition. If parents fight, it creates a problem for the children. Parents have to make the way for God to come into the family. No people are that way yet. You are all failures. You must make a place for God to rest in your couple. You must be one for 1000 years or 10,000 years for God to be able to rest in your couple. I think we have 7,000 people here so I will take your agreement as representative of the agreement of all humanity. From family to tribal level, you have to forget what cannot be forgotten, to invest in what cannot be invested in. Through creating unity through the eight stages, all will become one. The order of love has been broken because Adam and Eve fell. The collapse of the contemporary world has occurred to open the way for the spread of the foundation of the individuals, families, tribes, nations, the world and cosmos. Get the 3.6 Million Couples to find ten couples each and we will reach 36 Million. Get people in your lineage to do likewise. Focus your prayers and efforts on your 160 tribal blessed couples, not on the large figure of 36 Million. You can do 10 families in 2 days. I have cried a lot because you have not followed the way of God. Chung Hwan Kwak comments: True Father said this was the most important proclamation in Unification Church history. The cosmic realm of rest is currently just of True Parents. We can still be attacked by Satan, and Satan can laugh at our families, tribes, nations, etc., because they are not at the true standard. True Parents’ proclamation was of the beginning of the era of rest. Chung Hwan Kwak said that he felt that he was still very distant from True Father’s heart, and had to repent about the standard of his own family. We need to look at ourselves and our families. True Father showed how restoration goes from the individual to the couple to the family, etc. True Father said that in his proclamation prayer he wept so deeply that he could not control his own mind and body. I felt judged by those words. The proclamation should be a point of new beginning. You have all worked so hard for the 3.6 Million blessing. I wish to express my thanks. Because of you I could tell True Father that the goal had been met early. So often we do not achieve the goals set for us, it was a joyful moment when the goal was reached on July 15. When I called True Father in Alaska, he said Mansei, and ordered that a celebratory banquet be held. There have been so many miracles related to the 3.6 Million Couples in many countries. This because of True Parents’ foundation. We need to have q heart of gratitude. True Father said that all the events of this blessing should be recorded in a special book about it. In 1995 I originally pledged 210,000 couples for the 3.6 Million Blessing. At that time True Father scolded me and added a one to the beginning, making it 1.2 Million. Now, miraculously, that target has already nearly been met. True Father especially wanted Korea to fulfill its goal. Through True Mother’s tour, there has been an outpouring of spirit, and over the last 20 days there has been an explosion of blessings. Please keep going. Tell members about True Father’s appreciation for their efforts and success. In Korea, many were blessed at banquets or other ceremonies organized for relatives and other groups as an opportunity to explain the blessing, with the people often invited for a meeting of family members, etc. The explanations and conduct of the pre-blessing ceremonies have set a good standard for the world, being quite comprehensive. I have been worried about the often radical methods used for the pre-blessings around the world. However, when I reported about one instance to Father, he was just so happy about the result. People are now blessed in the streets, in stores, in homes, on beaches, everywhere. The providence is expanding wider and wider. As leaders we need to be concerned how we can teach people, so that they can reach a suitable level for the blessing. We also have to educate couples to the point that they can go out and bless ten more couples, so that we can reach our goals. Those of you who do not educate couples as you go along will find it increasingly difficult to build a strong and wide blessing foundation in your country. I have received quite a few reports questioning the blessing practices of other leaders and members. I have not answered these faxes because in general they do not reflect the understanding that we are in a new providential age in which True Parents’ blessing is offered to almost anyone, anywhere. The old procedures no longer apply in many cases. For example, in some cases the holy wine is given to onespouse, who takes the rest home for the other spouse to drink later. Korean members have been on fire to achieve their goals because they were told they would not be able to attend True Father’s speeches if they did not achieve the 160 couples. The main point to keep in mind is that True Parents want to give the blessing to as many people as possible as soon as possible, and therefore the method is not the main thing. The top ten countries are: Korea 1,050,000; Philippines 950,000; Nigeria 750,000; Ghana 650,000; Sudan 505,000; Taiwan 487,000; Russia 286,000; Mexico 230,000; USA 220,000; Zaire 173,000. True Father’s heart and mind are full of the 36 Million and 360 Million Blessings. He would like to reach 3.6 billion by 2000. (Single blessings cannot be counted). Please put an extra effort into bringing unmarried young people, or recently married couples, which wewant to use for the RFK stadium. Each country should send at least one couple to the stadium blessing, preferably a new couple (matched by True Father or recently married and blessed if there is no matched couple available). Matters such as visas, air travel and hotel reservations should be checked into from now. The younger couples will probably be placed on the stadium field, with older ones taking up the stands. Everything in the blessing will be in the media, including the matching, indemnity stick, etc., so that the whole world will know what the blessing is about. All the practical arrangements for the eight conferences at the WCSF [World Culture and Sports Festival] are being completed. We will distribute a CD with 120 of True Father’s speeches and other material. Later, all of True Father’s words will be put on one CD, which will be a great resource for all our ministers, leaders and those researching True Father’s words and life. There will be a program for accessing various topics, etc. True Father has invested a lot in technology in Korea so that we can use state of the art techniques for dissemination of the world and publicizing True Parents’ activities and projects. Some points and reports from the leaders’ conference with True Father August 10 and 11 True Father on August 10, 1997 In the future there will be no translation into Korean. Only those who can understand Korean will be invited to conferences. To the Japanese present, True Father said: You must learn Korean in three years. The Japanese way is not heaven’s way. Study Korean, study Korean, study Korean. When you go to the spirit world you should speak Korean, however in the spirit world one uses the language of the heart and therefore earthly languages are not so important. You should spend three times the amount of time you consume eating in studying Korean. Culture comes from language. Korean is a step above Japanese. Your descendants should know the language of your hometown. Those who have not studied Korean have felt it is not important. The Korean National Messiahs must teach Korean for three years. They must raise up someone can become the president of the country. For myself, I still have the mind to study the contents of the book. You need Korean and Japanese leaders to understand True Parents’ tradition. If you can understand me, it is different. If the Korean National Messiahs don’t learn the language of their mission countries, they should go home. You can’t just sit in your country and say you only want to teach the principle or only meet the top people. You have to help the unfortunate people as well. You have to be willing to be educated. Dr. Pak thought he was great, so I had to put him down, so that he could become a true person. True Father August 11, 1997 This is the time for National Messiahs to take responsibility. Opportunities pass, so this opportunity must be grasped by the National Messiahs. We will mobilize the spirit and angelic worlds, so that unimaginable things will take place. National Messiahs can mobilize these forces, since they are in the position of ambassadors of True Parents. They are in the position of True Parents for their country. They have to have a connection through good ancestors to be able to mobilize the spirit world. The National Messiahs have a position that is higher than that of the leaders of the nation they are assigned to. This is the age of instant indemnity. If you make mistakes, your family will suffer. For God to work in your country you should be a master of recreation. Pay attention to people at lower levels of society. They tend to be more honest. If you block the blessing, National Messiahs and members will pay. The National Messiah is so important that if he does well or not will affect the nation. The National Messiahs should make more conditions and make more effort than the religious leaders of their countries do.God is the master of absolute faith and belief in His own world. God made all things through love, and all things have been waiting to meet their rightful owner. You should be the owner, for love. You should seek to make your objects greater than you. You have to believe with a heart of love. You have to obey with a heart of love. Love is greater than faith and obedience. Faith and obedience lay the foundation for love. If someone has good merit, with one mistake this can be erased. The proclamation of cosmic rest is good condition. All have to bow their heads in front of it, including God. You can go to heaven if you are grateful all the time. I cannot deny my blood relationship with you. You can do what I ask, and go where I go. Members are connected to True Parents through the blessing. Men and women go into circular movement as they become one. You have to feel as if your country was your own body. Were you blessed by force of from your own desire? You were drawn to the Unification Church. You should make a condition of harmony; brothers and sisters should be reconciled first. If you ignore this, you must pay. For example, if a wife is betrayed by her husband and goes to the spirit world with resentment, the husband must pay for that. You have to make a new beginning for your family and your nation, otherwise you and your nation will be ruined. You must leave behind old habits. America did not develop in the providence because the leaders there had the attitude of “you must obey me”. The US also sucked money from Japan. I made all the conditions for you. If you do not make matching conditions you will be accused. There are many in the Unification Church who went against me and died a miserable death. Only the parents of heaven and earth should rest, because they have made all the conditions to do so. The king must be at the level of the poorest people. Without suffering cannot pay indemnity. When you go to South America as a National Messiah you must be South American, not Korean. You should visit suffering people and poor people. If you have money, don’t think about using it for your family and yourself. Think about using it for the nation. If you have no money, God will fill your wallet. It is amazing how this works. Love flows to a world of peace and love. We want to become the object of God, to become perfect. The mind and body must become one, a unified pair; likewise husband and wife. If husband and wife can’t become one, they can’t go to the world peace, the level plain. You have to love even if you die three times. Without vertical love, you cannot be one on the horizontal level. Your orientation has to be from the vertical. Only a 90 degree angle takes you to God. Anything else leads to Satan. As husband and wife, you are free to do whatever you want. In the act of love, if the husband is vertical, the wife can turn 360 degrees. Faces with a nose bent to the left usually belong to a liar, whereas a twisted mouth usually implies susceptibility to disease. The body should be balanced. Shoes should wear out evenly. In the world of true love, vertical and horizontal oneness will expand. To National Messiahs: Don’t get into arguments; Don’t claim everything for yourself; Pray to find good people, more capable than yourself; You have to fulfill your mission even if you die; You have to really invest yourself; You have to give and give and give again so Satan cannot accuse you;If you need money, you should take loans if necessary; You have to be willing to die for God’s will; You have to bring heaven and earth together; Don’t turn our good foundation upside-down. My resentment is that I could not give more. Be willing to support your continental director. If he does more for your country than you do, then it becomes his responsibility. You are parents for your nation, so you cannot fight. You have to raise your members. If you keep them for your own projects, you will be destroyed. True Father then established prizes for the four top nations: Korea $400,000, Philippines $300,000, Nigeria $200,000, Ghana $100,000. He said: I would like to give $100 million. In the next 8 months do 36 Million Couples; then 19 months after that do 360 Million (by January 2001). True Father to Japanese members: Indemnity should be paid by women. Japan as the Eve nation should solve the money problems of the world. The resentment of women is that there are no true men, only Archangels. Japan was made Eve in order to restore women, because Satan claimed the world through a woman. By reclaiming women we can reclaim all from Satan. In the expansion of the blessing providence, after the 3.6 Million Blessing was achieved the path of blessing expansion is no longer uphill. It now goes down hill, such that the providence for the blessing should expand very rapidly. The reason for this is that God now has the way to claim authority, and all Satan has will be destroyed. Only the Cain realm can be destroyed because there is a condition to project the Abel realm. We have gone beyond the tribe level in the blessings, therefore members can go to other countries to win their own 160 couples. Families from different nations should live together in a condominium style home. Korean is the language that should be used by the families from different countries. The 160 people represent around seven generations, hence restoring 160 couples represents restoring seven generations of your family. Please make money and give it to me, I will give it to the nations in need. If we don’t go strongly the way of indemnity, Satan does not back off. True Mother has toured Korea three times, and Korea has now won first prize (for blessings). Therefore Korea has qualified as the homeland of faith. Don’t be someone who cuts down the leader. Just do your own mission. Do you have the Hari Kiri spirit? Because you do not you are not succeeding. True Father then gave the official instructions. Highlights: 1. About the proclamation: We must cross 12 peaks on the path of blessing. Those ahead are the 36 and 360 Million Couples. Once 3.6 Billion is reached, heaven will come down on earth. II, Establish the right to settle as a family. Mind and body must be one; husband and wife must be one; parents and children must be one. All family members must be one in heart. You must educate your tribe. Be a model for it. III. This is the age to restore kingship: family and tribe have to become one. Internal and external relations must become one. We have to train people how to love nature. IV. Begin to educate all federation in your country. National education must be global in perspective. All families must get a worldwide viewpoint. We must educate the elderly. V. Make an airplane company in 185 countries. This will be complimentary to the new newspaper providence. Form an advisory board for the newspaper. Connect to martial arts and cultural people in your country. Make a federation of universities. Make a federation for high school students, and one for elementary students as well. True Father to Japanese: Because you can’t make the money I need I can’t do what is necessary to restore the world. Chung Hwan Kwak’s Points There will be the holy wedding of Young Jin Nim and Hyung Jin Nim on September 5 in New York. After the Japanese sisters win 180 couples in their mission country, they should return to Japan to do the same with Japanese couples. However, they must coordinate with their central figures. Chung Hwan Kwak said he would talk to True Father about what the ideal time would be for their mission in their country. When the sisters return to Japan, they should return to the organization they left, either the Unification Church, Buddhist group or Korean Unification Church. When they return to Japan, the sisters will be under a Japanese leader. We must follow the proper procedures for getting and keeping visas. The Japanese foreign ministry has become very negative due to several abuses of the normal procedures for getting and renewing visas. The impression we have made is that we do not follow rules. Chung Hwan Kwak also mentioned that National Messiahs should respect the system set up by True Parents. They should go through the continental director as necessary, The person who is the Continental Director is not important; the structure or system itself is important. You should inform the Continental Director and WMD [World Mission Department] if you leave your country. There are 6000 Japanese sisters that have been assigned to go to mission countries, but only 340 have gone so far. Generally, their leaders are asking them to stay until certain pressing obligations have been met. Once the sisters have fulfilled their goals they are free to go to their mission. Korean National Messiahs should not seek to press the sisters to go before they are released by their Japanese central figures. Please understand that because of True Father’s heavy demands on Japan it is very difficult for the Japanese leaders to meet all their obligations. The Japanese sisters who have already completed three years in their mission country should continue there to help the new sisters find their way. After three years they have learned the language and become useful, so True Father wants them to continue. Also the three years should be calculated as time spent in the country, not just time assigned to the country. Internally, the Japanese sisters who are posted for the WFWP represent the FFWP and True Parents. In Japan the system of financial responsibility for the blessing is somewhat changed. it is no longer the responsibility of the person giving the blessing (Spiritual Parent) to make sure that the blessed couple pays the donation; rather the couple itself is responsible. Under the old system, because the donation wasset at such a high level, it was actually a disincentive for members to give the blessing. National Messiahs should act wisely, according to the situations they find in their countries. Thus, whether they should live together in the same home, for example, depends on the situation in their country. The level or standard of the pre-blessing varies a lot from country to country. In general, do the best you can, giving as much education as possible and completing the condition as fully as possible. The basic education for blessed couples is the three speeches True Father has given recently, and which have been published as a set, and the family pledge. However, one cannot follow a strict interpretation of the rules in this age. True Father dares Satan to challenge him. He has the foundation to give the blessing in any way he sees fit.On November 29, the ceremony will be broadcast at 10 am Washington time. Other participants will have to adjust their schedules to be able to participate at the same time. However, Chung Hwan Kwak believes there will be a dispensation for the blessing to be extended for a certain period. A new satellite is being studied for use this time. Depending on the local legal and social situation, you can change the name of HSA to FFWPU in your country. Reports: CIS and China: Dr. [Joon Ho] Seuk, Continental Director for CISThe blessing has expanded rapidly recently, and several countries are interested. In China, we have nowpublished a textbook based on True Father’s teaching, which is being used widely. Since missionary movements are not allowed in China, this is a good opportunity for us to offer a system of ethics and morality for Chinese society. Russia: Mrs. [Hyun Shil] Kang, National Messiah for Russia She said that the goal seemed impossible at first, but the members really put everything on the line and worked day and night to do the blessings. After a while, the whole situation opened up and the numbers began to increase rapidly, with many miracles occurring. USA: Joong Hyun Park [Pak], Continental Director Mr. Park has reported many breakthroughs in the US regarding the pre-blessing. In particular, a number of religious groups and Christian denominations have come to embrace the blessing, and their leaders are now taking the initiative to spread the blessing to their members. Among these, is a large Baptist denomination, the church of Al Sharpton, a prominent New York activist and recent mayoral candidate there, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and others. Even 10 Indian chiefs have been blessed.