God Sought the Family that he Could Take Pride In

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1804

If we ask whether Adam and Eve
gave birth to sons and daughters before
or after the Fall, nobody would say they
gave birth before the Fall. Who took
responsibility for their marriage for the
sake of those sons and daughters? God
cannot take responsibility for people
whom He drove out. There is no doubt
the marriage was conducted by Satan
the devil.

Richard:  This is a clear explanation of the need for the Messiah; to bring God’s lineage as an unfallen Adam.  Jesus came for this purpose, and sough his bride.  The returning Jesus also seeks his bride and creates a true family.  That has been fulfilled in Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his bride.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 697

My accomplishments thus far exceed
those of anyone in the spirit world. I
have worked harder than anyone else.
That being the case, will the Unification
Church be at the tail end of the spirit
world, or will it rise to the top spot? It
will be at the top. This is not something
I have made up.

Let Us Understand God, Who Wanted to be Proud

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
February 8, 1959

Genesis 1: 24-31

This sermon is about something with which we are very familiar. God said that the creation He made in the six days was good. We must reflect upon how God’s deep desire to take infinite pride in His creation can be found in this word “good.”

God wanted to boast about the creation He had made in six days. When He was looking at all the created things, He was extremely delighted. To whom did He speak the words, “They are good”? He did not utter those words to the archangel. He spoke those words to all created things. We have to understand that God’s feelings toward all things were that intensely loving.

Nonetheless, all created things lost their value of being good, which God extolled in the Garden of Eden. God’s desire toward all things could not be substantially manifested. When we think about this sad situation, we can understand that God’s words, “They are good,” became words of grief. We have to remember this. The words extolling the goodness became sorrowful words. If someone had recognized the heart and situation of God, then God would have been more happy about the creation He had personally made. Continue reading “God Sought the Family that he Could Take Pride In”

Jesus and the Historical Course

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Exodus 12

12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

Psalm 59

You are my strength, I watch for you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
10     my God on whom I can rely.

God will go before me
    and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11 But do not kill them, Lord our shield,[d]
    or my people will forget.
In your might uproot them
    and bring them down.
12 For the sins of their mouths,
    for the words of their lips,
    let them be caught in their pride.
For the curses and lies they utter,
13     consume them in your wrath,
    consume them till they are no more.
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth
    that God rules over Jacob.

The Sorrowful Heart of Jesus as He Went to the Mountain

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 25, 1959

Matthew 17: 1-8

Jesus appeared as the only son of Heaven, the one to resolve the 4,000 years, and the hallmark of victory God could boast about before the age and the descendants of countless generations. We must remember the sad heart of Jesus as he went into the wilderness alone, without a friend, leaving behind the people, the church, the chosen John the Baptist, and Joseph’s family. Continue reading “Jesus and the Historical Course”

I Am not Scared of Negative Voices

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 432

Section 1. God’s Laws of Love
Centering on the Family
Since the beginning of history, who
has practiced true love focused on par-
ents, true love focused on husband and
wife, and true love focused on brothers
and sisters? True love is absolute. (20-40,
1968.3.31)
The love of God is expressed as paren-
tal love, conjugal love and children’s love.
These three great loves make it possible
for human beings to exist forever. These
great loves transcend even the loftiest
human view of love. When these loves
are perfected, happiness is perfected.
When they are lacking, misfortune sets
in. This is why people become happy
when these three great loves unite. Is a
motherless person happy? That person’s
misery is equal to the emptiness he or
she feels. Is a fatherless person happy? A
fatherless person envies those who have
a father. Happiness leaves no room for
envy. The same is true for love. If you
envy someone or something, you can-
not say you are happy.
You cannot be happy without a father
and mother. No matter how great a man’s
ideals may be or how much he boasts, he
needs a woman. He needs a wife. When
a husband and wife have lived happily
together and then the husband suddenly
passes away, the wife will shed tears. A
woman cannot live without a man, and a
man cannot live without a woman. (20-38,
1968.3.31)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1795

Immorality, sexual misconduct and
decadent trends, along with hedonism,
are systematically ruining families. It
has come to the point where some people
of today think that gay people can also
build a different type of family alongside
the traditional family, and that they can
have children through adoption or arti-
ficial insemination. (288-171, 1997.11.27)

Rev Sun Myung Moon Speaks Jan. 8, 1976 Jacob House
To the Mobile Fundraising Team Workshop

From now on anything I do is up. Father is so famous in that way. Many ups compete to follow us. People have to look into our movement and find nothing but good. An example is the Unified Science Conference. They thought about negative articles and declined invitations.  But if they came – many bright minds did, including 30 Nobel laureates – they cannot attack.

Negative power is working so hard it is better to contact people by letter. There will be weak declines but it allows for sorting out the strongest responses. The strongest will be so impressed with clean cut young people and deeply touched. They will then say that they have seen Rev. Moon and his young followers and tell other people they are not qualified to talk and that they should move on over to our side. It is funny and interesting. People fist look with skeptical eyes and find the controversy of negative articles

We will make a duplicate of the movie of the conference and send it out to the nation. Participants will show it to famous scholars and next time more famous people will participate.

Now we are being beaten by writings. There are many negative voices. If it turns and people believe the opposite of the negativity in the articles, however many negative writings appear no one will believe. By that time if we really get people and brainwash them nobody would believe it. Continue reading “I Am not Scared of Negative Voices”

You Should Not be Afraid of Receving Judgement

Judges 14

17 For the entire seven days of the party, she had been whining and trying to get the answer from him. But that seventh day she put so much pressure on Samson that he finally gave in and told her the answer. She went straight to the young men and told them.

Richard:  God appoints a man as the head of the household.  The wife is in charge of the children and has dominion over Satan, but not over her husband.

Psalm 55

Confuse my enemies, Lord!
    Upset their plans.
Cruelty and violence
    are all I see in the city,
10     and they are like guards
    on patrol day and night.
The city is full of trouble,
    evil, 11 and corruption.
    Troublemakers and liars
    freely roam the streets.

Richard:  Consider moving out of the city if you can.  Urban areas have much higher rates of crime and family breakdown.  If societal breakdown occurs, city areas can become unstable.

Oh, Where Shall I Go?

Sun Myung Moon
January 18, 1959

Matthew 7

We have been living a comfortable life thus far. Although we have had a consciousness of existence, we have had no value. Unfeeling as worms, we walked a tragic route; yet, we are shamelessly proud. At least at this time, we should recognize that we are sinful. Those who do not know this deserve to receive heavenly punishment and be thrown into a pit of fire on the judgment day.

Realizing this, you should not be afraid of receiving judgment. You should know that Heaven has a more sorrowful situation. We should know that the footsteps of our ancestors were more rueful than ours, and that the true determined people of this age are in more pain and shedding more tears than we. We should, at least, become people who can understand this. Continue reading “You Should Not be Afraid of Receving Judgement”

Pursue Your Calling

Cheon Seong Gyeong 487

Because the expansion of the uni-
versal realm of support starts with me,
I push forward without fear, even if I am
opposed and have to go to prison.

Richard:  God gave you a ministry, right?  So what are you waiting for.  Go for it!

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1087

As a rule, when you have to dis-
pose of real estate that was sanctified,
you must do so in stages after receiving
approval. (9-78, 1960.4.11)

Richard:  If we have a home, God gave that to us as a place to do ministry and save people.

Oh, Where Shall I Go?

Sun Myung Moon
January 18, 1959

Matthew 7

Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.

Prayer

Compassionate Father, since we have again come in Your presence with wounds and injured souls from the past week, we sincerely request that You spread Your loving hands, embrace our bodies and minds, and grant Your words of love and admonition to our hearts. Father, on this third holy day of the new year, let our hearts stay in Your Shim Jung. Let our bodies be embraced in Your bosom.

Beloved Father, we sincerely desire that You allow us to share joy with You this year, to live in the realm of Your hope, and to fight against Satan, representing You. As we come to understand Your historical course as You sought us with Your ideal, love, life and glory of goodness, we cannot help confessing openly that we are a shameful tribe in sight of You. We sincerely desire and hope, Father, You will not rescind Your heart of goodness and that You come to us and admonish us. Allow us to understand that this is the time when life and death are hovering over each of our lives, and we hang in the balance.

We have realized that we should become living sacrifices who offer their minds and bodies to You. Since we know that at this time we must consecrate our current lives from our lives of the past, Father, we earnestly desire and hope that we can offer our entire bodies and minds to You at this time and receive Your acknowledgment once again. Continue reading “Pursue Your Calling”

The Sexual Organ is the Most Holy Place

Deuteronomy 10

When I had taken the second set of stones up the mountain, I spent forty days and nights there, just as I had done before. Once again, the Lord answered my prayer and did not destroy you. 11 Instead, he told me, “Moses, get ready to lead the people into the land that I promised their ancestors.”[c]

Richard:  I think that God is giving us a reprieve from around 1991 when we were supposed to be Tribal Messiahs and actually create a community of believers centered upon absolutely good sex (abstinence before and faithfullness in marriage) and the Blessing of marriage.  Now we can do that again, but only if we grab the opportunity.  Our specialty at VisionRoot is building systems for to help people succeed in their business/ministry.  One is www.urbangrocery.net.  Another is www.urbanlifetraining.org.

Jeremiah 35

I, the Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, want you to learn a lesson 14 from the Rechabite clan. Their ancestor Jonadab told his descendants never to drink wine, and to this very day they have obeyed him. But I have spoken to you over and over, and you haven’t obeyed me! 15 You refused to listen to my prophets, who kept telling you, “Stop doing evil and worshiping other gods! Start obeying the Lord, and he will let you live in this land he gave your ancestors.”

REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
SPEAKS ON

ROYAL FAMILY
OF TRUE LOVE

July 28, 1991
Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York

I looked toward America’s future and saw only darkness. You don’t how much I agonized over this situation. Someone had to bring enlightenment to this dark atmosphere. But one cannot find that kind of light in the established Christian world. The American government, American families and young people have no hope. Who can save this situation? Only Almighty God! Man’s power is used up! Look around you-communism and democracy are fighting. Now Unificationists proclaim, “We will make the parents’ path, resolving the fighting.”

So, to help humanity’s miserable situation you need Parentship, centering on God and True Parents. You need True Parents to clean up Satan’s love, Satan’s life, and Satan’s blood lineage foundation.

What is the connecting place between man and woman? The sexual organ! That organ was originally to be God’s love palace! Love, life and lineage palace are combined into one foundation – man’s sexual organ. It is meant to be the holiest place. Only after the fall did it become the most dirty place. God put it in a protected part of the body, like a hidden construction. God is such a genius! Continue reading “The Sexual Organ is the Most Holy Place”

Christians Need to Recognize the Work of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Luke 1

One day Zechariah’s group of priests were on duty, and he was serving God as a priest. According to the custom of the priests, he had been chosen to go into the Lord’s temple that day and to burn incense,[c] 10 while the people stood outside praying.

Richard:  The calling that God has given you is crucial

Isaiah 29

From deep in the earth,
you will call out for help
    with only a faint whisper.

Then your cruel enemies
will suddenly be swept away
    like dust in a windstorm.
I, the Lord All-Powerful,
    will come to your rescue
with a thundering earthquake
    and a fiery whirlwind.

Richard:  Persevere to the end with faith.

REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
SPEAKS ON

ROYAL FAMILY
OF TRUE LOVE

July 28, 1991
Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York

Three consecutive forty-day seminars have been conducted for Muslim leaders-Syrians, Yemeni, and Egyptians. Mingling with other religions is usually a high offense, but they are allowed to come by their leaders. Could those Muslims listen to Christian leaders? Could Billy Graham or the President of the United States do that? Only Father can do that!

Last year, Father spoke in ten gymnasiums throughout South Korea, as well as in the major cities of the United States, to the Korean people. I proclaimed True Parentism. They just listened with no objections, particularly the Korean Christians. In one gymnasium tens of thousands did a True Parents’ mansei at the end.

How much transformation in men’s lives has been brought about on the face of the earth because of one man? Until now, humanity had no hope. Now, True Parents’ direction alone will provide them salvation.

Father brought more than 30,000 Korean leaders to the United States, across the Pacific, to attend a Divine Principle seminar and see Father’s accomplishments. But people say, “Reverend Moon is a great liar. How could anyone bring that many people across the Pacific? Not even a government could do that.” Continue reading “Christians Need to Recognize the Work of Rev. Sun Myung Moon”

The Left and Right Will Unite with Godwing Ideology

1 Thessalonians 2

15 Those Jews killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and they even chased us away. God doesn’t like what they do and neither does anyone else. 16 They keep us from speaking his message to the Gentiles and from leading them to be saved. The Jews have always gone too far with their sins. Now God has finally become angry and will punish them.

Richard:  When you are preaching God’s Word and doing His work, you are sure to be opposed and persecuted.

Ezekiel 2

Don’t be afraid of them or of anything they say. You may think you’re in the middle of a thorn patch or a bunch of scorpions. But be brave and preach my message to them, whether they choose to listen or not. Ezekiel, don’t rebel against me, as they have done. Instead, listen to everything I tell you.

REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
SPEAKS ON

ROYAL FAMILY
OF TRUE LOVE

July 28, 1991
Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York

In the last several years the situation of the world has changed most dramatically. As you know, communism has tumbled down and I had to prepare internal and providential changes in order to generate these external changes. I have been very busy to keep up with the schedule of the Providential will and program and therefore have not been with you too many times. Do you understand and welcome me?

As you well know, the Unification Church has been in the position to receive the most persecution. From that position we are rising to the position of being most welcomed by the society and the nation. I’m sure you feel that change to the bone, don’t you? We have witnessed the collapse of the left wing or communism, and watched the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. The right wing, or democracy, which is represented by the United States and the free world, should be prospering while the left wing is going down. However, that is not happening. The free world is also going down, following the path of the demise of communism. This is the real problem today.

Of the two thieves on either side of Jesus at the crucifixion, one opposed him and one offered his support, introducing the terms left wing and right wing. During the time of the Second Advent, the left wing and right wing terminology will disappear. The Messiah shall stand victoriously in the center, forming the headwing, or Godwing. The left and right will unite with the central Godwing ideology. This is the conclusion and culmination of religious history.

The world is in absolute confusion today. The democratic world is in trouble and has no solutions. The left wing is in disarray. Can the leaders of the free and communist worlds find a solution for lasting peace? No! Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s actions will become the focal point for promoting peace.

The Unification Movement is a multi-colored movement with people from all backgrounds. Many governments have persecuted this movement and tried to wipe it off the face of the earth. But we have continued to prosper. Therefore, they now know they must either join or decline. Continue reading “The Left and Right Will Unite with Godwing Ideology”

Witness to 12 and 120 Disciples

Cheon Seong Gyeong 489

What kind of couple are the ideal
husband and wife we speak about in the
Unification Church. They are a married
couple who can turn the highest art into
reality. They are a couple who can turn
the highest literature into reality. Before
we come into contact with the highest
level of art in the world, the highest and
sweetest love shared by the husband and
wife has to be the best work of art in the
world. It has to be the best work of lit-
erature and the real body of literature.
(22-269, 1969.5.4)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1552

Those who worship God must shed
blood. Those who yearn to love God
must shed tears. In fact, their tears
should not cease to flow. Those who are
seeking God must shed sweat. Then,
with parental hearts and the bodies of
servants, they must sacrifice and serve
from the position of Abel for humani-
ty, and give everything they have with
utmost devotion. In giving, they should
not boast of it to others, but instead feel
ashamed that they cannot give some-
thing better. This is what Godism is all
about. (38-328, 1971.1.8)

Let Us Regain the Victorious Nation
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 4, 1959

Genesis 1:27

Acts 1

How do we serve the True Parents? We should become true couples and form true families. Only then can we serve the True Parents. It is good that you trust and follow me, but other people should be able to trust and follow you as you trust and follow me. This way you should produce the family Jesus tried to find, then all people will become brothers and sisters. I have organized the trinities to bring this about. Thus, when you do things in the future, you should not do it alone. You should not go witnessing alone.

When such a trinity stands in the position of the parents, they should not let the brothers and sisters go along by themselves, but should go with them. A family is formed only by combining the parents and siblings. In order for this to assume a national form, one family should become twelve. The national conditions can be carried out only with numbers above ten.

Why did Jesus install the 120 disciples? It was ten generations from Adam to Noah, and twelve from Noah to Jacob. Since the vertical result that represents the entire 2,000 years is twelve, i.e., the twelve sons of Jacob, Jesus took the vertical number twelve as the center. To establish the number that represents the twelve generations from Noah to Jacob and the ten generations from Noah to Adam twelve is multiplied by ten, making the number 120. This is the number representing all the numbers to be restored. This is why I strongly encouraged you to go witnessing last time. One should witness to 120 people while on earth. If this is too much, then witness to at least twelve people; yet one should not just stop at twelve people. If he does not achieve the goal of 120 people, he should make 120 horizontally. The mission of restoration will be accomplished only when he brings at least 120 into horizontal harmony. Continue reading “Witness to 12 and 120 Disciples”

With What Kind of Heart Should We Celebrate Jesus Birth?

2 Kings 8

 Some time later Elisha went to the capital city of Damascus to visit King Benhadad of Syria, who was sick. And when Benhadad was told he was there, he said to Hazael,[b] “Go meet with Elisha the man of God and have him ask the Lord if I will get well. And take along a gift for him.”

Hazael left with forty camel loads of the best things made in Damascus as a gift for Elisha. He found the prophet and said, “Your servant, King Benhadad, wants to know if he will get well.”

10 “Tell him he will,” Elisha said to Hazael. “But the Lord has already told me that Benhadad will definitely die.” 11 Elisha stared at him until Hazael was embarrassed, then Elisha began crying.[c]

Lamentations 1

Won’t you look and see
    how upset I am, our Lord?
My stomach is in knots,
and my heart is broken
    because I betrayed you.
In the streets and at home,
    my people are slaughtered.

Heaven’s Sorrowful Heart

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 3, 1959

Had Joseph and Mary had the same determination while Jesus was growing up as they had at his conception, they would have been able to block the path of the cross for him. We are aware that because the mother and son failed to complete the internal and external circumstances through cooperation, Jesus abandoned his home and went forth to look for disciples.

For that reason, when asked by Mary to make water into wine at the marriage feast at Cana, Jesus said, “Woman, what have you to do with me?” (John 2:4) When we think about this, we realize that Mary did not understand Jesus. Neither Joseph nor Jesus’ brothers knew. Jesus felt concern about Heaven and the physical living environment. We must understand that it was natural for Jesus to feel concern about God, yet it was a sorrowful fact for him to have to feel concern about the living environment.

Jesus was born and raised in a sorrowful environment. The environment in which he was to live, caring and feeling concern only for God, was lost. Therefore, we must understand the sorrowful fact that Jesus was put in a situation where he had to feel concern about God and be concerned about his physical livelihood. Continue reading “With What Kind of Heart Should We Celebrate Jesus Birth?”