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1 Chronicles 13
13 David consulted with the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with every leader. 2 And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if it is the will of the Lord our God, let us send abroad to our brethren who remain in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasture lands, that they may come together to us. 3 Then let us bring again the ark of our God to us; for we neglected it in the days of Saul.” 4 All the assembly agreed to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
Richard: It is interesting that at this stage of history, the ark of the covenant, also called the sacred chest, where the tablets of stone given to Moses with the ten commandments are stored, was at the home of Abin’adab. The ark had been neglected, and King David was trying to restore the reverence for the Word of God.
Similarly, today we see that the Eight Sacred Texts or Cheon Bok Ark, that Rev. Sun Myung Moon bequeathed to all of God’s people is now resting in the homes of Tribal Messiahs, those who have inherited the mission of being true parents and building God’s Kingdom on earth.
14 Give them, O Lord—
what wilt thou give?
Give them a miscarrying womb
and dry breasts.
Richard: Here, God’s people had been worshiping Baal, a fertility god. Ironically, as a result, all fertility will be taken away.
Today we see a decline in fertility in the western world. Some don’t want to have children, but others struggle to become pregnant, partially as a result of the heavy use of birth control, which can retard fertility when stopped. Another reason for infertility is contracting a sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia which can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. 10,000 sexually active teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every day in the United States.
World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon
Health and Disease
- The Healing Power of the Body
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Truly, the human body is a treasure house of truth, a microcosm of the vast universe, and a palace of mysteries. (203:327, June 28, 1990)
The human body is like a comprehensive kingdom of heaven, where all the parts interact with one another in harmonious subject-object relationships. Therefore the universe protects the body, and you do not get sick. People do not realize that air pressure of one kilogram per square centimeter is squeezing every cell. Yet everything is in balance.
When we get sick, it means that something is lacking in a particular part of the body. Some subject and object partners have lost their ideal relationship, and the universe tries to pull these failed ones down. An expelling force pushes them out; this is expressed as sickness. (204:112, July 1, 1990)
Why do you get sick?… In order for the body to sustain its life, all its parts engage in good interactions, with each part performing its function well. Then the body functions smoothly, and its life continues. However, what happens if there is a blockage somewhere?
This universe protects anything whose elements engage in give and take in accord with God’s ideal pattern. However, should an opposing element appear, something becomes lacking, or there is a blockage someplace, those elements no longer move within the realm that the universe is protecting. Hence, there is a reaction to expel the offending elements. This reaction is not a bad thing; it happens for the universe to protect itself. People mainly view sickness as something bad, but it is a natural function to protect the greater organism. So we should change the way we view sickness.
Therefore, if you have a stomach-ache, this means that there is a blockage in a circuit of give-and-take action between some subject and object partner. Your body tries to expel it to the same degree as it is blocked. An expelling force is acting on that place, and so it hurts. Once you release the blockage, you will recover. (165:176, May 20, 1987)
When you get sick, why do you feel pain? It is because the balance in your body has broken down. Once the balance is out of kilter, a universal force acts to expel. Even if you did not feel pain, since you have a conflict within your system, the universal force would still act to repel, and you could die. The pain warns you of your condition.
Likewise, the reason you feel a pang of conscience is because of the action of this same universal force. Therefore, you should not do or even think of anything that can cause such a result. (400:113, December 28, 2002)