Obedience to God’s Will Is Necessary

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The result of this Fall is that humankind became ignorant of such basic issues as the facts relating to God, life, and the universe. Throughout my life, I have spoken in public more than ten thousand times, and presented a true view of the world, of life, and of history based on the principles of ‘Godism.’ This content in its entirety has been translated into twelve different languages and published in a series of some three hundred volumes. It was not brought to light as a result of some kind of comprehensive literary research or academic study, but is comprised of the fundamental and essential answers I found while freely traversing both the visible and the invisible worlds.

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The topic of our conversation moved on to the wedding of the 30,000 Couples and I asked, “Elder Brother Il-sung, would you be willing to open the thirty-eighth parallel if I were to bring the 30,000 Couples to North Korea?” He answered, “Of course, of course! Wow, that is splendid!” He actually invited me to bring the 30,000 Couples to North Korea. So I replied, “But there aren’t any hotels here.” He then told me, “The Songdo Beach Resort is very famous worldwide and hundreds of thousands of people can be accommodated in the pine fields there. So if you brought one tent for every ten people, you wouldn’t have any problem.” What he said was true. He said we should bring our own food as well and that he would open the port of Wonsan for us, so that we could bring all we needed by boat. (239-42, 1992.11.23)

Richard: It was not North Korea that blocked this plan, but South Korea. That is a huge historical failure on the part of South Korea.

Obedience and Submission

OBEDIENCE IS NECESSARY AS LONG AS secular goals and worldly lifestyles continue to deviate from God’s will and God’s standards of conduct. Ever since God commanded Adam not to eat the fruit in the Garden of Eden, God has repeatedly set forth commandments that conflict with self-centered and humanistic desires. Therefore, relating with God requires submitting to God’s will and denying self-will. This is an especially prominent theme in Islam, whose name, islam, means “submission.”
Obedience requires sacrifice. When Jesus prayed, “Not my will, but Thy will be done,” he was practicing the way of obedience even to the point of giving his life. Obedience is not about doing God’s will when it is convenient or agreeable to our one’s way of thinking. As Abraham found out when God ordered him to sacrifice his son, obedience can require doing something inconceivably difficult.
Nevertheless, the hardships of obedience and submission are ultimately for our good. God lays out commands to guide humankind on the path of growing to perfection; don’t all parents require their children to follow rules so that they might grow up to be mature and well-adjusted adults? God had that loving purpose in mind when He gave the commandment to Adam and Eve, and that same loving purpose lies within His commandments to us today.

  1. Obedience to God’s Will and God’s Commandments

Whosoever submits his will to God, while doing good, his wage is with his Lord, and no fear shall be upon them, neither shall they sorrow.
    Qur’an 2.112

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I [Moses] command you this day for your good?
    Deuteronomy 10.12-13 Continue reading “Obedience to God’s Will Is Necessary”

The Words of the Principle are Sweeter than Honey

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The Principle is a storehouse con-
taining the words of life. Listening to it is
like attaching a rubber hose to a big cis-
tern to be supplied with the water of life
through it. Once you get a taste of that
water of life, you will go crazy for it and
could never tear your lips away from it
even if you tried. If someone pulled you
away, your lips would be torn from your
face. It’s just like a bee sucking on honey:
if you were to pull at it with tweezers, it
would stay in the honey, even if its tail
came off. Similarly, you will find some-
thing in the Principle that is sweeter
than even honey. (90-197, 1977.1.1)

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God created a man and a woman.
He intended for them to reach perfec-
tion, marry, become established as the
heavenly husband and wife, and live in
the heavenly kingdom. God’s plan was
to make Adam and Eve the first husband
and wife in history and establish the
foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven
upon their relationship. If this plan had
been realized, God’s first two blessings,
to be fruitful and to multiply, would have
been achieved then and there. God gave
Adam and Eve the power to multiply His
children. Had they not fallen, they would
never have passed sin on to humankind.
Their children would have been born
without sin and would have grown to
perfection as sinless beings. What else
would have occurred? By giving birth
to such sinless children, Adam and Eve
would have become the true father and
true mother of humankind centering on
God. They would have become the True
Parents. (Blessed Family – 319)

The Religious Person’s Attitude

Sun Myung Moon
March 29, 1959

Hebrews 11:1-32

Prayer

Father, please allow our minds and bodies to be fraught only with the Father’s Shim Jung, at least in this hour. Let this be the hour in which we become imbued with the mind of original nature and are drawn toward the Father’s Shim Jung. Please allow the deeply penetrating Shim Jung to put forth its buds in our minds and bodies so that, upon seeing the Father rejoicing, we can run toward Him and enfold His neck with our arms.

We have learned that You are the Father who appears subtly. You will not initiate any action until we lay bare our thoughts. We still have loyalty toward the Father, in spite of our contaminated minds. Father, please seek us through this Shim Jung. Through this Shim Jung, give orders. Please allow the ardent Shim Jung with which we can call You “My Father” to seep out, unconsciously shedding tears, sorry for the insufficiency of our bodies and realizing the inadequacy of our past lives.

We have learned that Heaven feels no reluctance in protecting anyone and everyone; Heaven feels no reluctance in becoming the friend of one who seeks Heaven. Heaven is the friend of those who wail to Heaven and shed tears. He takes delight in showing Himself to be our Father, who will live together with us forever.

We miss the voice of the Father who would subtly counsel us. We long to feel the wonderful love of the Father, who would embrace us in subtlety. We miss the moment when we can call You “Father” and want to boast and exclaim that You are our own Father with uplifted hands. Continue reading “The Words of the Principle are Sweeter than Honey”

The Importance of the New Words of Truth

Pastor Hyung Jin Moon and Yeon Ah Lee Moon entered their new residence in Matamoras, PA in a significant ceremony representing the expansion of God’s sovereignty:  https://youtu.be/eYKJHa9HL0M

Leviticus 22

1The Lord said to Moses, 2“Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings the Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my holy name. I am the Lord.

Luke 18

15People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.17Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Continue reading “The Importance of the New Words of Truth”