Abraham Believed that a Glorious and Proud Day Would Come

James 1

If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking. But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm. 7-8 If you are that kind of person, you can’t make up your mind, and you surely can’t be trusted. So don’t expect the Lord to give you anything at all.

2 Chronicles 7

Some time later, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said:

I heard your prayer, and I have chosen this temple as the place where sacrifices will be offered to me.

13 Suppose I hold back the rain or send locusts[c] to eat the crops or make my people suffer with deadly diseases. 14 If my own people will humbly pray and turn back to me and stop sinning, then I will answer them from heaven. I will forgive them and make their land fertile once again. 15 I will hear the prayers made in this temple, 16 because it belongs to me, and this is where I will be worshiped forever. I will never stop watching over it.

Richard:  Have you sinned?  We all have.  Cry out to God and ask His forgiveness.  Also cry out for the sins of our nation.  For example, over 60,000,000 babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973.  This does not include chemically induced abortions.

Let Us Understand God, Who Wanted to be Proud

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
February 8, 1959

Genesis 1: 24-31

Because Noah’s course was like that, even when God judged the people with the flood, there was no condition upon which the faithless and rebellious people could protest against Heaven. Noah was someone of which God could be proud. The judgment of Noah was the process through which the value of heavenly pride and practical value were established. The sons and daughters of Noah should have become connected to the heart of pride that God wanted to establish, but they disregarded Noah’s devotion and had self-centered thoughts. Heaven was turned upside down.

The same was true for Abraham. It was not easy for him to leave everything behind in Ur of the Chaldeans. Abraham could have led a more joyful life than anyone in the satanic world. His wife was extremely beautiful, and he had abundant wealth.

God called Abraham and drove him the opposite way, toward tribulation. You have to understand that God ordered Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldeans and drove him into tribulations that his relatives, family and people dared not attempt. Continue reading “Abraham Believed that a Glorious and Proud Day Would Come”

God Wants to Relieve Jesus’ Sorrow

Deuteronomy 14

Every third year, instead of using the ten percent of your harvest for a big celebration, bring it into town and put it in a community storehouse. 29 The Levites have no land of their own, so you must give them food from the storehouse. You must also give food to the poor who live in your town, including orphans, widows, and foreigners. If they have enough to eat, then the Lord your God will be pleased and make you successful in everything you do.

Richard:  Wow, is God good, or what!?  Based on today’s reading, I serched online for an orphanage in Charles Town, WV, which is near where I live.  Lo and behold, I found this nonprofit which is headquartered right here in Charles Town:  http://childrenofuganda.org/.  I can’t wait to meet them, since we have family from Uganda and have and are adopting from Uganda!
This is an amazing testimony of the power of Rheama’s (“random” readings chosen by opening the Word of God and pointing at a certain verse.)  Based on today’s Rheama, I beleive that God wants me to work with and help this organization.  And it also just happens to be my birthday today and it is snowing heavily here, too!

2 Chronicles 8

It took twenty years for the Lord’s temple and Solomon’s palace to be built. After that, Solomon had his workers rebuild the towns that Hiram had given him. Then Solomon sent Israelites to live in those towns.

God’s Possession and Our Possession

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
November 9, 1958

Matthew 6: 16-34

The closer you walk toward Heaven, the more you dissolve Heaven’s bitter resentment, and the more deeply indebted you feel. For 6,000 years, God has been seeking His kingdom and people on this earth. Consequently, the historic debt of the toil of His seeking has accumulated for 6,000 years. Therefore, even if my individual self has satisfaction and happiness, I cannot say I own the heavenly kingdom.

If one is a son or a daughter of Heaven, he or she is left with the earth and the world for which he or she is responsible and for which he or she must be concerned and offer protection in God’s place. In other words, as long as anything that God cannot own remains, he or she should feel that he or she cannot have confidence in himself or herself.

For that reason, although Jesus came to this earth with the privileges of the Prince of Heaven, he could not exercise them, not even once. Everywhere he went, he washed the feet of his disciples and aided people. Jesus did not live even one day of his life for his purpose.

Looking back on Jesus’ life, we realize that he lived only for the good of others. His was a life of grief in which he struggled hard for the sake of others; he shed tears for the good of others; he was abused for the benefit of others; he was torn in the interest of others and he faced death for the good of others.

If God cannot dissolve this sorrow of Jesus, then God is useless. For that reason, we must liberate God from this iron chain of sorrow. Until the day He can claim that the whole of heaven and earth are His with uplifted hands and say to all humankind, “Let’s rejoice together!” we cannot make a case for ourselves. Because these vicissitudes existed, Christianity put emphasis on love, sacrifice and service and made an emphatic point out of living a life of persecution and contemptible treatment. Continue reading “God Wants to Relieve Jesus’ Sorrow”

Presidents Should Register Their Nations

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2 Chronicles 17

12 As Jehoshaphat became more powerful, he built fortresses and cities 13 where he stored supplies. He also kept in Jerusalem some experienced soldiers 14 from the Judah and Benjamin tribes. These soldiers were grouped according to their clans.

Jeremiah 12

7I loved my people and chose them
    as my very own.
But now I will reject them
and hand them over
    to their enemies.
My people have turned against me
and roar at me like lions.
    That’s why I hate them.

Cheon Seong Gyeong  1450-1451

3.2. Four-Position Foundation
Registration
You cannot be registered unless you
have the foundation of a family. The True
Parents are the family of the world rep-
resenting the foundation of the Blessing
based on the family, and so you must
bear in mind that there is no other way
to be registered other than by forming
an objective realm with them. In other
words, you need to register the birth of
your family. In this place, where a peace-
ful environment and the unified realm
of the will of God begin, the fact that you
are registered by family indicates that
the nation itself can be restored instant-
ly. (269-55, 1995.4.7)
Because of the Fall of the family of
Adam and Eve, everything was regis-
tered in the name of Satan. At this time,
centering on your family, your nations
and everything in the world need to be
returned to God and registered in His
name. This is the way of the Principle.
The Fall occurred centering on the fam-
ily. Therefore, it needs to be indemni-
fied. Since this principle is now in effect,
if there were any presidents in the world,
their nations should be brought before
God to be registered. On the day of reg-
istration, the entire nation would be
saved. (184-96, 1988.12.20) Continue reading “Presidents Should Register Their Nations”

True Freedom Comes through Serving the True Parent

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Luke 11

37 When Jesus finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him home for a meal. Jesus went and sat down to eat.[e] 38 The Pharisee was surprised that he did not wash his hands[f] before eating. 39 So the Lord said to him:

You Pharisees clean the outside of cups and dishes, but on the inside you are greedy and evil. 40 You fools! Didn’t God make both the outside and the inside?[g] 41 If you would only give what you have to the poor, everything you do would please God.

42 You Pharisees are in for trouble! You give God a tenth of the spices from your gardens, such as mint and rue. But you cheat people, and you don’t love God. You should be fair and kind to others and still give a tenth to God.

43 You Pharisees are in for trouble! You love the front seats in the meeting places, and you like to be greeted with honor in the market. 44 But you are in for trouble! You are like unmarked graves[h] that people walk on without even knowing it.

2 Chronicles 30

30 1-4 Passover wasn’t celebrated in the first month,[a] which was the usual time, because many of the priests were still unclean and unacceptable to serve, and because not everyone in Judah had come to Jerusalem for the festival. So Hezekiah, his officials, and the people agreed to celebrate Passover in the second month.[b]

Hezekiah sent a message to everyone in Israel and Judah, including those in the territories of Ephraim and West Manasseh, inviting them to the temple in Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover in honor of the Lord God of Israel. Everyone from Beersheba in the south to Dan in the north was invited. This was the largest crowd of people that had ever celebrated Passover, according to the official records.

Hezekiah’s messengers went everywhere in Israel and Judah with the following letter:

People of Israel, now that you have survived the invasion of the Assyrian kings,[c] it’s time for you to turn back to the Lord God our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob worshiped. If you do this, he will stop being angry. Don’t follow the example of your ancestors and your Israelite relatives in the north. They were unfaithful to the Lord, and he punished them horribly. Don’t be stubborn like your ancestors. Decide now to obey the Lord our God! Come to Jerusalem and worship him in the temple that will belong to him forever. Then he will stop being angry, and the enemies that have captured your families will show pity and send them back home. The Lord God is kind and merciful, and if you turn back to him, he will no longer turn his back on you.

10 The messengers went to every town in Ephraim and West Manasseh as far north as the territory of Zebulun, but everyone laughed and insulted them. 11 Only a few people from the tribes of Asher, West Manasseh, and Zebulun were humble and went to Jerusalem. 12 God also made everyone in Judah eager to do what Hezekiah and his officials had commanded.

 

The Freedom, Liberation and Unification God Seeks to Attain

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
October 12, 1958

John 8:31-47

When Jesus came to the earth, he could freely choose between life and death for the sake of God until he was acknowledged by the Father. He could complete the eternal and never-changing ideal of the only son. Thus, before all people, he has been liberating those in the servant’s position into children. You must know this well. Because Jesus overcame the suffering course of death and set up the standard of oneness with God’s internal Shim Jung, we can receive the benefit of going to the position of children by believing in Jesus.

If in your heart you desire the freedom, liberation and unification God seeks to connect it to you, you must voluntarily pursue the course from the age of the servant to that of the children and from the age of the children to that of the family in which one serves the parents. You should know that this is determined by the principle of freedom. This is not achieved under a certain command, restriction or by coercion. Only when we overcome the question of life and death and can share a free and joyful Shim Jung, thinking of God and Jesus, can we make a relationship with God’s ideal. Continue reading “True Freedom Comes through Serving the True Parent”

Your Relationship with Heavenly Principles

Rev 7

13 One of the elders asked me, “Do you know who these people are that are dressed in white robes? Do you know where they come from?”

14 “Sir,” I answered, “you must know.”

Then he told me:

“These are the ones
who have gone through
    the great suffering.
They have washed their robes
in the blood of the Lamb
    and have made them white.
15 And so they stand
    before the throne of God
and worship him in his temple
    day and night.
The one who sits on the throne
will spread his tent
    over them.
16 They will never hunger
    or thirst again,
and they won’t be troubled
by the sun
    or any scorching heat.

17 The Lamb in the center
of the throne
    will be their shepherd.
He will lead them to streams
    of life-giving water,
and God will wipe all tears
    from their eyes.”

2 Chronicles 29

12-14 When Hezekiah finished talking, the following Levite leaders went to work:

Mahath son of Amasai and Joel son of Azariah from the Kohath clan; Kish son of Abdi and Azariah son of Jehallelel from the Merari clan; Joah son of Zimmah and Eden son of Joah from the Gershon clan; Shimri and Jeuel from the Elizaphan clan; Zechariah and Mattaniah from the Asaph clan; Jehuel and Shimei from the Heman clan; Shemaiah and Uzziel from the Jeduthun clan.

15 These leaders gathered together the rest of the Levites, and they all went through the ceremony to make themselves clean. Then they began to purify the temple according to the Law of the Lord, just as Hezekiah had commanded.

Richard:  It’s great to hear the Word, but even better to put it into practice.

The World of Ideology Which We Seek

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
May 4, 1958

1 Peter 1

18 You were rescued[c] from the useless way of life that you learned from your ancestors. But you know that you were not rescued by such things as silver or gold that don’t last forever. 19 You were rescued by the precious blood of Christ, that spotless and innocent lamb. 20 Christ was chosen even before the world was created, but because of you, he did not come until these last days. 21 And when he did come, it was to lead you to have faith in God, who raised him from death and honored him in a glorious way. That’s why you have put your faith and hope in God.

22 You obeyed the truth,[d] and your souls were made pure. Now you sincerely love each other. But you must keep on loving with all your heart. 23 Do this because God has given you new birth by his message that lives on forever. 24 The Scriptures say,

“Humans wither like grass,
and their glory fades
    like wild flowers.
Grass dries up,
and flowers fall
    to the ground.
25 But what the Lord has said
    will stand forever.”

Our good news to you is what the Lord has said.

Prayer

Father, since we have life, please allow the motivating force of that life not to be limited to ourselves alone. Since we have the power of the word, please allow that word not to come to a standstill on the individual level in us. Furthermore, Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart that You allow us to make that word and that power of life into an influence that can move Heaven and earth, going over the nation and sweeping over the world. Although we have tried to receive Jesus from a position of ease and have sought Jesus in peace, we know that we cannot help seeing Jesus appear as a figure covered in blood. Continue reading “Your Relationship with Heavenly Principles”

A Worldwide Christian Movement Must Emerge to Establish God’s Kingdom on Earth

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Daniel 11

18 Afterwards, this proud king of the north will invade and conquer many of the nations along the coast, but a military leader will defeat him and make him lose his pride. 19 He will retreat to his fortresses in his own country, but on the way he will be defeated and never again be seen.

2 Chronicles 34

31 After Josiah had finished reading, he stood in the place reserved for the king. He promised in the Lord’s name to faithfully obey the Lordand to follow his laws and teachings that were written in the book. 32 Then he asked the people of Jerusalem and Benjamin to make that same promise and to obey the God their ancestors had worshiped.

Richard:  Our current society, although ostensibly Christian, does not honor God in daily life int the proper way.  Rich and powerful bankers and oligarchs try to lord over the peon masses, so to speak.  Yet President Donald Trump is trying to break this wicked mold, and all holy hell is breaking loose as evil forces on both the left and right try to stop him.  We should pray for and support our President.

Continue reading “A Worldwide Christian Movement Must Emerge to Establish God’s Kingdom on Earth”

Our Determination Toward the Will

 Timothy 3

Church officers[d] should be serious. They must not be liars, heavy drinkers, or greedy for money. And they must have a clear conscience and hold firmly to what God has shown us about our faith. 10 They must first prove themselves. Then if no one has anything against them, they can serve as officers.

11 Women[e] must also be serious. They must not gossip or be heavy drinkers, and they must be faithful in everything they do.

12 Church officers must be faithful in marriage.[f] They must be in full control of their children and everyone else in their home. 13 Those who serve well as officers will earn a good reputation and will be highly respected for their faith in Christ Jesus.

2 Chronicles 28

Oded lived in Samaria and was one of the Lord’s prophets. He met Israel’s army on their way back from Judah and said to them:

The Lord God of your ancestors let you defeat Judah’s army only because he was angry with them. But you should not have been so cruel! 10 If you make slaves of the people of Judah and Jerusalem, you will be as guilty as they are of sinning against the Lord.

11 Send these prisoners back home—they are your own relatives. If you don’t, the Lord will punish you in his anger.

Continue reading “Our Determination Toward the Will”

Engraft to the Sweet Persimmon Tree

CSG 2184

In front of God what must you long to
become? First, you must become devot-
ed children. Second, you must become
loyal subjects and patriots. Is there any-
one above loyal subjects and patriots?
Saints are higher. Devoted children in
the family are absolutely loyal to their
parents. Patriots are absolutely loyal to
their nation. Then, what kind of people
are saints? They are people like Jesus,
Buddha and Confucius – people who
assert God’s existence, not people who
assert themselves. They lead God-cen-
tered lives and do not cause any harm,
but instead try to benefit humankind.
Moreover, they are not nationalists, but
rather globalists. (54-214, 1972.3.24)

2 Chronicles 14

Asa had a large army of brave soldiers: Three hundred thousand of them were from the tribe of Judah and were armed with shields and spears; two hundred eighty thousand were from Benjamin and were armed with bows and arrows

Richard:  Although you could look at this verse externally, and say that you should be ready to defend yourself physically, which is good, we have another shield and spear.  That is the Word of God.  Specifically, our shield and spear is to maintain sexual purity before Blessed marriage and fidelity within marriage.  When you do not follow that plan, Satan has a strong condition to invade your life.

Rev Sun Myung Moon Hoon Dok Hae-8/2/04

Kodiak AK  9 pm

In Japan, in Tokyo, I walked down the street in Tokyo.  You don’t know what I experienced as a Korean, as a student.  If they know I am Korean, I will be rejected.  Even by the skinny lady.

There are many women in Japan.  They serve God. His (fight) His saints and sages in SW, having educated them last five years they are so surprised.  So many things happened.  AS a righteous man and never left anything ashamed in Japan.  Father knows that Japan destroyed Korean women.  There is no way that Japan can be saved.  Even China.  It’s like fishing like hook and it’s a bait.  Japan is having a hard time, and China also and Europe also and Soviet Union also, they are having a hard time .  There is no liberation without Father.  We need absolute sex, not free sex.  This is the only way for the solution.

During Father’s student time in Japan and Korea.  Japanese women were a very fearful thing. When Father tried to teach 170,000 women in Korea. They already forgot about their face and their appearance.  Do you understand Japanese sisters?  Do you understand all Japanese members?  Don’t be proud of yourself.  Don’t be proud of your education.  Never proud of yourself.

Things that have earthly value have no value in spirit world.

From now there is a new direction in America.  No other religion can surpass the Unification Church.  You must have that kind of spirit and tradition. Eleven religious groups came this time and had the Sports Festival.  This never happened before in history.  It’s a spiritual Olympics.  That’s Father’s vision, Father’s spirit.  …We are in an emergency time.  Having a fishing tournament here.  What is the name of this fishing tournament?. What is the name of this fishing tournament? Do you know?

Who is the peace King?  That is God.  God is the owner of the fishing tournament.  God is the owner of the hunting tournament….  You cannot just connect horizontally to it. ….

(The Interreligious and International Sports Festival……Is a cultural sports festival.  Not in the history in the past has that kind of world cultural and sports festival taken place.  We have to be grateful that one (representative) of Shintoism participated in the Blessing [and was forgiven 100%].

[You should] be able to bless even the King, even children in the womb.  That way the fallen lineage will disappear.  ..The birth certificate is going to disappear and [that person] will be reborn again.  You have to progress by annihilating sin.  You have to become a sweet persimmon.  You have to engraft to the true olive tree.  You have to become part of the sweet persimmon tree, not bitter persimmon.  After engrafting to the sweet persimmon tree, within 4 years you become part of the [sweet tree]….  Even 8 year old child up to the old grandpa branches north, south, east west, Establish 4 position foundation.  The bitter persimmon tree  [must be]engrafted to the sweet tree.  The bitter persimmon tree has grown for 6000 years but a person who is engrafted can become the sweet persimmon tree within 4 years.

You can engraft bitter tree immediately.  It won’t take a long time.  Even Congressman and senators can be engrafted.  Even within one week, we will be able to Bless them, and Japan will be registered as the kingdom of God.  Then Japan will become the place where the sun never sets.  Gather all the hard working Japanese brothers and sisters and invite them for the workshop.  You have to make a strong decision.

 

…..Father says to Mrs. McDevitt “How can you go to the bathroom during HDK?  You cannot do like that.(That may have been said somewhat in jest)

How miserable is the history behind you as a representative of Japan.  I will give light to the meaning of Wakarimashda, which means “do you understand”, but also, wakari means “separate”.  Do you understand even daytime and night time?  The settlement of noon.  Changing  utterly hell into the heavenly kingdom. The liberation.  We have to change the fallen lineage.  The fallen lineage has to disappear.  Even the emperor of Japan has to understand this.

….  In the hell Satan will bury you for a 1000 years. Our ancestors… come to bow to True Parents with the mercy of God.

Father asks “How old are you, in the back?” (to one brother who is doing ocean church in San Francisco).  33 years old.  You are 33, but you look more like 50 years old.  How can you look more older?  What kind of business do you do?  I am doing Ocean Church in San Francisco.  You have been treated very bad by Americans.  That’s  why you become very old.  Do your best.”

You have to hurry up.  We have to become the owner of the harvest.  You have to offer the Japanese nation to God.  You are doing, though you will not be able to stand in the SW.  You have to be serious.  I am not talking about the Japanese sword.  Making a serious determination without defeat.

There is no enemy before God.  Remember the atomic bomb. Even we are in the era when the satellite can destroy the enemy.  How can you win with the Japanese sword?

If you study the life behind all of the Samarai’s, the sword fighter, they felt there is nothing to fear under the sun.  It’s a miracle that kind of Japan is assigned by Father as the Eve nation.  So now you come to understand the heart of God.  Only Father knows the heart of God and knows God.  For 44 years Father went through suffering since Father was 40, after the 2nd World War.  If England, France,  & Germany, and the Chrisitan Cultures had accepted Father, then when Father became 40 years old he would have educated all the presidents and national leaders..at the time of the liberation of Korea.  We are now facing almost the same time period as that after WWII when Father could have been accepted.

Become One in Heart

Deuteronomy 3

18I commanded you at that time: “The Lord your God has given you this land to take possession of it. But all your able-bodied men, armed for battle, must cross over ahead of the other Israelites. 19However, your wives, your children and your livestock (I know you have much livestock) may stay in the towns I have given you, 20until the Lord gives rest to your fellow Israelites as he has to you, and they too have taken over the land that the Lord your God is giving them across the Jordan. After that, each of you may go back to the possession I have given you.”

Richard:  This could be a formular for my own life.  God has given me the inspiration to travel throughout the United States, starting in 2019 and talk about entrepreneurship (www.urbangrocery.net), and God centered teaching (www.urbanlifetraining.org).  I could stay for one or two weeks at each location, teaching family and friends.  On this foundation, I can return to the land God has given us.

2 Chronicles 25

7But a man of God came to him and said, “Your Majesty, these troops from Israel must not march with you, for the Lord is not with Israel—not with any of the people of Ephraim. 8Even if you go and fight courageously in battle, God will overthrow you before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to overthrow.”

9Amaziah asked the man of God, “But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?”

The man of God replied, “The Lord can give you much more than that.”

10So Amaziah dismissed the troops who had come to him from Ephraim and sent them home. They were furious with Judah and left for home in a great rage.

Richard:  There has to be a clear separation of good and evil.  The Family Federation and the  Sanctuary movement cannot just collude on certain projects, saying,  “We will agree on certain principles but disagree on others”. Continue reading “Become One in Heart”

Be Loyal to God and Proclaim Jesus

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Numbers 18

I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.

2 Chronicles 21

In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king. 9So Jehoram went there with his officers and all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night. 10To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah.

Libnah revolted at the same time, because Jehoram had forsaken the Lord, the God of his ancestors.11He had also built high places on the hills of Judah and had caused the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves and had led Judah astray. Continue reading “Be Loyal to God and Proclaim Jesus”