Teach Liberation of God and Sacrificial Love for Mankind

John 4

34 Jesus said:

My food is to do what God wants! He is the one who sent me, and I must finish the work that he gave me to do. 35 You may say that there are still four months until harvest time. But I tell you to look, and you will see that the fields are ripe and ready to harvest.

36 Even now the harvest workers are receiving their reward by gathering a harvest that brings eternal life. Then everyone who planted the seed and everyone who harvests the crop will celebrate together. 37 So the saying proves true, “Some plant the seed, and others harvest the crop.” 38 I am sending you to harvest crops in fields where others have done all the hard work.

Richard: As we witness to God and Christ we should realize that many have been involved in preparing the harvest. I remember hearing a sermon where the pastor stated that an average of eight people witness to someone before they come to Christ.

Matthew 11

20 In the towns where Jesus had worked most of his miracles, the people refused to turn to God. So Jesus was upset with them and said:

21 You people of Chorazin are in for trouble! You people of Bethsaida are in for trouble too! If the miracles that took place in your towns had happened in Tyre and Sidon, the people there would have turned to God long ago. They would have dressed in sackcloth and put ashes on their heads.[e] 22 I tell you that on the day of judgment the people of Tyre and Sidon will get off easier than you will.

23 People of Capernaum, do you think you will be honored in heaven? You will go down to hell! If the miracles that took place in your town had happened in Sodom, that town would still be standing. 24 So I tell you that on the day of judgment the people of Sodom will get off easier than you.

Richard: Invitations to learn about God and His Kingdom are important. We should be aware of the messengers of God, lest we fall in judgement.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 12 – 13

Become People’s parents

Home church will not make you merely a
messiah to your people. but also their true parent.
That is God’s goal. ( 1/14/79)

Act, think and feel like a parent to your 360
homes. Think. I am holding these 360 homes;
because of me, they cannot leave God; because of
me, they will receive the blessing. This is parental
heart. (4/14/79)

With a parental heart. you should pray for your
home church people, loving them as your children
who are struggling in hell. Your heart as a parent
must be grieved and filled with longing to save
them. If you do not have this real love, push
yourself until you do. No one has to teach a parent
to love his children. If you feel like a parent to
your home church, then your love will have that
quality; without anyone having to teach you, you
will then know how to give it. (4/15/79)

You have to supply your home church with the
essential elements for their particular stage of
growth. just as though they were in their mother’s
womb. Those who are already born spiritually have
to be given much love. You have to be exemplary in
showing this life to those who follow and have
confidence that if they follow you, then one day
they will go to the bosom of God’s love. You have to
be confident that you are doing as God does,
supplying all the elements they need. ( 1/20/80)

At first, home church people will not welcome
you, but soon they will say that unless you come to
visit them, they cannot sleep well. Eventually. they
will think, This Moonie loves me more than God
and Jesus do. He is like my parent; I could have no
better parent than he. ( 1/1/79)

If your home church members are really
grateful and willing to sacrifice for kingdom-
building. then expansion to the home country is
possible. Through home church, you shall be
superior to any past saint, servant of God or
patriot of history. ( 1/14/79)

Educate the people
Why do you go to home church? First, you want
to educate the people. This education has the goal
to awaken the people and bring them to the
heavenly side. This education will give them birth.
Once they see the vision of the truth and the
ideal, they will no longer live in darkness.
The home church mission is accomplished by
people who take up the divine position as educa-
tors of mankind, teaching people how to love God
and liberate the rest of mankind. We are going to
teach the world these things: liberation of God
and sacrificial love for mankind. We will sacri-
fice ourselves to educate the people and love them.
If you do that, then without question God w111
dwell with you and will lead your home church,
working with you day after day. ( 1/1/79)

Your Position is Like Jesus’; a Tribal Messiah Crying in the Wilderness

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2050

As you are doing your tong ban
breakthrough activities, you should
gain the support of 12 families. When
you go to a district, you should gain the
support of 12 local communities, and
when you go to a local community you
should integrate twelve home neigh-
borhoods. There are twelve stages. For
the most part, haven’t the cities, coun-
ties and boroughs harmonized with us?
There isn’t anyone, including the heads
of organizations, who doesn’t respect
Rev. Moon, right? All of you are also
respected, right? We have become influ-
ential, right? So, you are people of influ-
ence, but are you the central figure of
influence or not? We’re the only ones
who can prevail over the communists,
right? So we have become the central fig-
ures of influence. (204-245, 1990.7.11)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1265

When you think of the words True
Parents you should remember that his-
tory will be reset through True Parents.
The origin through which we can build
a new world will come into existence,
the internal standard through which
Satan can be brought into submission
will be determined, and Satan’s domi-
nation of the external world will be con-
quered. Only then can the central point
be set and the liberation of God take
place. Therefore, you should be thank-
ful for this great blessing which has been
bestowed upon you, which is the grace
of being able to live in the same era as
True Parents and act upon their orders.
(43-144, 1971.4.29)

Richard: In Unification theology, the returning Messiah must take a bride, and then become the True Parents. That has been fulfilled by Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon. Also, we are to become Blessed couples who are true parents.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 11 – 12

Your position is like Jesus’- that of a tribal
messiah crying in the wilderness. Just as God
prepared John the Baptist to testify to Jesus, God
will also send a John the Baptist ahead of you to
testify about you. It is hidden now, but in your
area, there are people prepared, just as God
prepared the nation of Israel. (4/27/80)

Your goal is to become a tribal messiah to your
home church. You are independent messiahs, and
whatever you do is your responsibility. You are to
bring the Kingdom of Heaven in home church.
(4/15/80)

Home church is surrounded by a spiritual
foundation. The messiah is the person who
brings the spiritual victory and spiritual heaven
down to earth, creating here on earth the physical
heaven. Since you are a middleman or bridge to
transmit the messiah’s work to your home church,
you are his ambassador; therefore, when you
fulfill your mission you become the messiah to
your own tribe. (1/1/79)

In home church, you are actually creating a
tribe, and once you obtain it, you can go all the way
of heaven. (5/26/79)

If you have 360 homes assigned to you but you
are not working in them, people will come to
accuse you and ask you to release them. They will
tell you that they don’t need that kind of
messiahship. They will tell you that they need an
active messiah. (4/16/80)

In the second seven-year course, all the people
of one tribe will be assigned a joint home church
area, which will be the tribal home church. A
hundred Smiths will have 100 home church areas,
and they will cooperate as one tribe, going from
one place to another, sponsoring events and
encouraging people. Once the process of organiza-
tion is done and home church succeeds here in
America, particularly once tribal organization is
accomplished, a link will be made to the entire
world, because America is a microcosm of the
universe. After home church. you can do tribe
church, nation church, world church-whatever
you want; but home church is the minimum.
(5/18/80)

You should organize your rosters and lists in
preparation for the registration of heaven. In
other words, you are given a sort of birth
certificate and you are organized into certain
tribes. You know that eternally you will belong to a
certain tribe. Seven years from now. everything
will be decided by family registration. (4/16/80)

Your 360 Homes Are Your Tribe

Daniel 11

What I am going to tell you is certain to happen. Four kings will rule Persia, one after the other, but the fourth one will become much richer than the others. In fact, his wealth will make him so powerful that he will turn everyone against the kingdom of Greece. Then a mighty king will come to power and will be able to do whatever he pleases. But suddenly his kingdom will be crushed and scattered to the four corners of the earth, where four more kingdoms will rise. But these won’t be ruled by his descendants or be as powerful as his kingdom.

Jeremiah 35

35 When Jehoiakim[a] was king of Judah, the Lord told me, “Go to the Rechabite clan and invite them to meet you in one of the side rooms[b] of the temple. When they arrive, offer them a drink of wine.”

So I went to Jaazaniah,[c] the leader of the clan, and I invited him and all the men of his clan. I brought them into the temple courtyard and took them upstairs to a room belonging to the prophets who were followers of Hanan son of Igdaliah. It was next to a room belonging to some of the officials, and that room was over the one belonging to Maaseiah, a priest who was one of the high officials in the temple.[d]

I set out some large bowls full of wine together with some cups, and then I said to the Rechabites, “Have some wine!”

But they answered:

No! The ancestor of our clan, Jonadab son of Rechab,[e] made a rule that we must obey. He said, “Don’t ever drink wine or build houses or plant crops and vineyards. Instead, you must always live in tents and move from place to place. If you obey this command, you will live a long time.”

8-10 Our clan has always obeyed Jonadab’s command. To this very day, we and our wives and sons and daughters don’t drink wine or build houses or plant vineyards or crops. And we have lived in tents, 11 except now we have to live inside Jerusalem because Nebuchadnezzar[f] has taken over the countryside with his army from Babylonia and Syria.

12-13 Then the Lord told me to say to the people of Judah and Jerusalem:

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.”

16 The Rechabites have obeyed the command of their ancestor Jonadab, but you have not obeyed me, 17 your God. I am the Lord All-Powerful, and I warned you about the terrible things that would happen to you if you did not listen to me. You have ignored me, so now disaster will strike you. I, the Lord, have spoken.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 10 – 11

Your suffering will bring victory
Home church is your ground for paying indem-
nity. You pay off your debt through home
church. Home church is located on the other side
of the crucifixion, on the Mount of Calvary. It is
located beyond the hill of the crucifixion. Home
church is located beyond the 2,000 years of
Christian history. Horne church is also beyond
Father’s suffering life. (4/16/80)

In the future, whenever you hear the phrase
home church, you will remember that you
suffered for it, but also that this is where you
fulfilled your destiny and won your victory. Thus
home church will be your place of hosannas.
Since you suffered, the shining glory you receive
at the end will have greater value. The love you
attain is yours forever; no one can ever take it
away, because you earned every bit of it through
your suffering. ( 1/7/79)

The value of persecution
If you live in your home church area 24 hours a
day and every moment of the day everybody comes
and kicks you, hits you. knocks you down and
curses Rev. Moon, and yet you still love them and
pray for them, you will be able to be proud of
your record of enduring and overcoming record-
breaking persecution. If you are crazy about
Abel’s mission and if you are crazy about home
church, trying to win Cain, crying to receive
persecution every minute of the day. then you just
cannot be anything except a true Abel. (2/25/80)

Do you know who is going to sign your certifi-
cate as a child of God? Not me, but the hostile
people in your home church area should be the
ones to uphold you as a man of God. If you
sisters meet a terrible man in your area who gives
you a hard time, you must think that he is your
husband. If there is an unbearable woman in
your area, you brothers can think she is your
wife. If you brothers meet such a man, think of
him as your brother Cain who wants to kill you;
then reflect on your duty to him and your
responsibility to win him to your side . Think that
unless you can win him to your side you are not
ready to go on to any higher blessing. (5/27/79)

The Impact of Home Church
On Others

Become people’s tribal messiah
Each of us needs to assume the responsibility
of leader of a clan and eventually the messiah of
a clan. You must have the ability to feed all the
inhabitants of your 360-home church area and
take responsibility for them. Within your home
church area, you must be the messiah, teaching,
guiding and even marrying the people. (3/29/79)

Your home church people will have photo albums,
and since you have testified to them about True
Parents, they will put our picture on the front
page. Right next to it they will put your picture and
say, This person is my messiah. This will happen
automatically, not because you tell them to, but
because they desire to do so. ( 1/28/79)

You should want to go to home church to bring
liberation. You should become an ancestor, a
forefather of mankind and a forefather of
home church. (4/16/80)

Your 360 homes are your tribe. If your name
happens to be Smith, those 360 homes are the
Smith tribe. You can say, I came and I am going to
build homes for all of my tribe. And then you will
reflect further, I know who built these homes;
God built them for me to give to my tribe, and He
used Satan as labor. I claim ownership of this
place and as the tribal messiah I shall lead my tribe
into the modern-day Canaan. ( 1/1/80)

Connect Everything to Home Church

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2076

The women must not just be worried
about the livelihood of their own homes.
Please notice that I’ve mobilized women
centering on the Women’s Federation.
Is this mobilization due to the power of
human beings? In the beginning, when
I first said that I would have an initia-
tion conference for the Asian Women’s
Federation of World Peace (AWFWP),
everyone’s eyes went like this, and our
own Unification Church members put
up opposition saying women can’t do
anything and that AWFWP women
can’t do anything. But then True Moth-
er stepped forward and the opposition
subsided. Seeing the atmosphere, the
members couldn’t oppose it any further.
Therefore, I declared the arrival of the
era of women. I made this declaration
because the time was ripe to do so. Wait
and see if the age of women comes now
or not. (233-111, 1992.7.31)

Because tong ban breakthrough
activities started back in 1978, that means
it has already been fourteen years. The
fourteen years of doing tong ban break-
through stands for this age. The concept
of Home Church is the concept of tong
ban breakthrough activities. Because
you were starting to slack off in Home
Church, I changed the description a lit-
tle and pulled you forward centering on
tong ban breakthrough activities. We
spent seven years and then another seven
years, so it has taken fourteen years. My
plan was to be prepared and to do this
before now, but the leaders of Korea did
not know this and couldn’t fulfill their
responsibility. The men failed twice, so
the women must do it from now on. (237-65,
1992.11.11)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1241

What is the most important thing
when it comes to receiving blessings?
It is neither money, nor honor. It is
not having power. The most important
blessing is for your sons and daughters
to receive good fortune in life. You must
understand this. What did I say is the
best blessing out of all the blessings you
can receive? It is none other than giving
birth to sons and daughters who can be
loved by God. That is the best blessing.
Then, what would happen next? If your
son receives more love from God than
you do, then you will also benefit from it.
Isn’t that how everything works?
When you see power lines extend-
ing to remote parts of the land, you can
see that they hang loosely between poles.
Nevertheless, if you pull from one end,
the lines become taut. In the same way,
when your children receive great love
from Heaven, even if you’re sagging,
you’ll be pulled up just like the power
lines. You receive benefit in this way.
(78-42, 1975.5.1)

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 p. 10

Make it the focus of your devotion

Have you felt that the mission God gave you is
so exciting and wonderful that you forget about
eating and sleeping? Are you knocking on the
doors of home church with that passion? If not.
then you are defeated. (2/21/80)

You should be so anxious to go to home church
that no one could keep you in your room. (4/14/79)

Everything you see should be connected to home
church. (5/7/78)

When you come home all worn out from
working and collapse on your bed, should your
central figure sympathize with you and let you
sleep, or should he challenge you with the ques-
tion. What about y our home church? Even
exhausted, your last words should be reporting on
home church.
Maybe you run into a friend you have not seen
for a long time, and he invites you out to dinner.
Then you should think, What about my home
church? If you go to home church immediately
after eating, the food will be pleased; but if you
wander off somewhere else, the food you ate will
be disappointed.
If you and your fiance have a long-standing
date to visit the Statue of Liberty and you buy a
coke to drink there, the coke will protest, You think
you are enjoying this, but it would be better to
enjoy plain water in your home church.
Wherever you go, the things around you will ask
why you came there instead of going to home
church. The bench in the park will blame you for
not being in home church. If you stop for a
quick lunch at a restaurant, it will protest that you
should eat just leftovers in home church. Ask
each bench, each bathroom, each drink and meal
if they have their mission, and they will reply, Yes
we do, but we have no connection with you aside
from your home church.
And when you go to bed, tell it, I know I should
be sleeping in my home church, but please forgive
me this one time. Tomorrow when I wake up, I will
accomplish twice as much.
If you go out to enjoy nature, all creation will
feel that you are not a good person if you are not
in your home church. It’s like people finding a
ten-year-old playing hooky from school. Spiritually.
all nature knows that you should be in home
church.
After hearing this, you will feel the creation
protesting against you everywhere you go. If that
makes you feel more connected to home church
and less free than before, because all your
surroundings remind you of your destiny, so
much the better. ( 10/5/80)

How much you devote yourself to home church
shall determine the distance between you and God
and the intensity of love God can give to you. Set
the condition that you love your home church more
than your wife or husband, your children or
parents. With all your heart, soul and mind, love
your home church. Jesus said that whoever loved
his husband or wife or family more than he
would not be worthy of the kingdom of God.
Likewise, if you love husband, wife or family
more than home church and God, you are unworthy
of the heavenly kingdom. ( 1/1/79)

Love Your Home Church more than Your Wife or Husband

Judges 5

The Lord’s angel said,
    “Put a curse on Meroz Town!
Its people refused
to help the Lord fight
    his powerful enemies.”

24 But honor Jael,
the wife of Heber
    from the Kenite clan.
Give more honor to her
than to any other woman
    who lives in tents.
Yes, give more honor to her
    than to any other woman.
25 Sisera asked for water,
but Jael gave him milk—
    cream in a fancy cup.
26 She reached for a tent-peg
and held a hammer
    in her right hand.
And with a blow to the head,
    she crushed his skull.
27 Sisera sank to his knees
    and fell dead at her feet.

Jeremiah 34

21-22 These enemies are King Nebuchadnezzar[e] of Babylonia and his army. They have stopped attacking Jerusalem, but they want to kill King Zedekiah and his high officials. So I will command them to return and attack again. This time they will conquer the city and burn it down, and they will capture Zedekiah and his officials. I will also let them destroy the towns of Judah, so that no one can live there any longer.

Richard: In the Old Testament, enemies attack God’s chosen people, the Isrealites, because they have discarded God and his commandments. As a whole, the United States has veered far away from God. We should heed God’s words and ways. This will help protect our nation and help each person and family to find true happiness. Read this speech to get a good overview of what God’s will is: http://visionroot.org/resources/rev-sun-myung-moon/peace-message-10/ .

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 9 – 10

If your beloved parent or child were in jail, you
wouldn’t go to see him out of duty, but out of
love. The people in your home church area are like
prisoners in jail, and as God’s representative, you
should go there with a parental heart. You have to
penetrate people’s trust one level at a time,
gradually winning their hearts. It takes real
effort and love to do so. I want you to have
concern and pity for those who fiercely reject
you, because they are the ones whose hearts have
been hurt deeply and cannot trust. You must
understand that they need more love than anyone
else. ( 1/28/79)

Love God more than anything else. God is the
root, and home church is the fruit and harvest
of His love. When you come to the throne of God,
can you proudly say, God, I loved my tribe and the
world, representing You, and now I have come back
to You?
Home church is the battleground where you are
going to explode your love. You are going to home
church to wage the battle of love, aiming the gun
of love at each person. At the finish of that
battle, God will be triumphant, as well as 1tue
Parents and all your home church people. If you
win the battle of love in your home church, you
will be as God to your people. Because God is
invisible, He will manifest Himself to them
through you as His representative. I would like to
hear home church people say that when you enter
their home, God enters through you. ( 1/7/79)

Love will open their eyes. When you link that love
to one home church and it connects it to another
and so on, it will form an unbreakable chain of
love which no one, not even God, can cut. This link
will be directly sustained by the spirit world.
(5/1/79)

Set the condition that you love your home
church more than your wife or husband, your
children or parents. With all your heart, soul and
mind, love your home church. Jesus said that
whoever loved his husband or wife or family
more than he would not be worthy of the
kingdom of God. Likewise, if you love husband,
wife or family more than home church and God,
you are unworthy of the heavenly kingdom.
(1/1/79)

Are you going out with the messiah’s heart? Do
you look for someone to help you and give you
something, or do you feel that you are the
messiah who will bring whatever your 360 homes
need? ( 1/28/79)

The only way you can go out to home church is
with great expectation of finding a treasure of a
person, your lost relatives. The person who is
successful in home church is the one who
recovers the lost people, the lost country and the
lost spirit world. Everything that was lost will be
recovered by the successful home church workers.
(2/25/79)

In the small world of home church, you are
going to demonstrate that you love the people in
your area more than anyone else in history. You
must be superior in heart to everyone-past,
present and future-in loving that small world.
Then God will say, My son, you have fulfilled the
qualification. Come and receive my inheritance.
( 12/24/78)

You Can Make Your Own Second Coming

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1952

Japan is the Eve nation on the satan-
ic side. This is why the Eve nation on
the satanic side could share and retain
equally all the blessings of the Eve nation
on the heavenly side. Christianity did
not succeed in going to Asia and instead
went in a reverse course to Europe,
through Rome and passed on to Britain.
In this way, it has gone the other way.
The peninsula corresponding to Rome is
the Korean peninsula; the sea and island
corresponding to the Mediterranean Sea
is Japan; and the continent correspond-
ing to Europe is the Asian continent. In
correlation, it comes back after making a
full circuit. The time has come for these
two to meet. This is why scholars and
politicians say that the age of the Pacific
civilization is coming. (251-144, 1993.10.17)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1486

When can your mind and body be
unified? You have never thought of this,
have you? This is a very serious matter.
They are engaged in a lifelong fight, and
who can stop them? This is the prob-
lem. Your father or mother, your king
or your teacher, even saints cannot stop
it. Where is the master who can stop it?
Have you ever looked for him seriously?
That master is true love. (184-211, 1989.1.1)

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 8 – 9

The best things that happen in your life should
happen in your home church area. When you
become old and look back, you will say those were
your happiest days. and you will have a founda-
tion for eternal happiness. (2/25/80)

Until your home church people shed tears and
sweat for you, you must keep going. When that
happens, you will be liberated and can then shed
tears of hope and happiness. Then God will say,
Amen. You have done it, and you are truly my son.
You might die in the process of shedding tears
and sweat, but don’t worry; you will not lose, but
will go to the highest heaven. In such a case, you
can make your own second coming. Jesus was
crucified as a tribal messiah and was not able to
complete the entire dispensation, so he came once
again. In the same way, if as a tribal messiah you
are martyred, your second coming is guaranteed,
and on earth the people who inherit your mission
will continue home church. There is no way you
can lose. (4/27/80)

Through home church you can win assets of
eternal value. One day. after we finish our task
here on earth, we will have a great assembly in
spirit world. At that time, you will come to me in
thanks for sending you out to home church,
making it possible for you to go to the highest
possible heaven. You will be comforted, and there
will be a celebration lasting for eternity. However,
if you come to me saying. Please have mercy on
me. I cannot come to your realm because I did not
do my home church mission, I will reply, I don’t
know you: depart from me. ( 1/1/79).

Lay a good individual foundation
I want you to know that in order to build the
base of the Kingdom of Heaven eternally, you
must first build a base of the Kingdom of
Heaven within yourselves. ( 1/1/80)

Before we can talk about home church, we need
to win the individual war. Do you think that the
person who is defeated in his individual struggle
will have much success in home church? Someone
defeated as an individual is like a mortally
wounded soldier. If he gets up and tries to go to
home church, he will only become an obstacle
there. In order to go to home church, you need to
have won the individual battle; you need to become
s t r o n ~ . healthy, disciplined and absolutely deter-
mined. Only in this way can you bring results.
(1/1/79)

Be motivated by love
You should think of home church as your lover
and love the people there more than you have ever
loved anyone in the past. (5/18/80)

If you do home church out of duty alone, you
will never survive: but if you become a person
burning with love, then people cannot help but
welcome you and invite you to stay longer with
them. You will become a magnet that pulls people.
You must experience such a deep fellowship that
you don’t want it to end, even when it becomes
2:00 or 3:00 a.m. It should be an experience that
people wish could last forever. ( 1/8/78)

No matter how loudly you may shout out your
slogan, if you do home church out of duty, you
will never succeed. Only when you act from the
intoxication of love will you succeed. The home
church arena is where you obtain the kingship of
love. Put everything inside home church and put
home church everywhere, so that wherever anyone
touches you, they will feel home church. ( 1/14/79)

Home Church Is a Microcosm of the World

Romans 6

15 What does all this mean? Does it mean we are free to sin, because we are ruled by God’s wonderful kindness and not by the Law? Certainly not! 16 Don’t you know that you are slaves of anyone you obey? You can be slaves of sin and die, or you can be obedient slaves of God and be acceptable to him. 17 You used to be slaves of sin. But I thank God that with all your heart you obeyed the teaching you received from me. 18 Now you are set free from sin and are slaves who please God.

19 I am using these everyday examples, because in some ways you are still weak. You used to let the different parts of your body be slaves of your evil thoughts. But now you must make every part of your body serve God, so that you will belong completely to him.

20 When you were slaves of sin, you didn’t have to please God. 21 But what good did you receive from the things you did? All you have to show for them is your shame, and they lead to death. 22 Now you have been set free from sin, and you are God’s slaves. This will make you holy and will lead you to eternal life. 23 Sin pays off with death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isaiah 1

10 You are no better
    than the leaders and people
of Sodom and Gomorrah!
    So listen to the Lord God:
11 “Your sacrifices
    mean nothing to me.
I am sick of your offerings
    of rams and choice cattle;
I don’t like the blood
    of bulls or lambs or goats.

12 “Who asked you to bring all this
when you come to worship me?
    Stay out of my temple!
13 Your sacrifices are worthless,
    and incense is disgusting.
I can’t stand the evil you do
    on your New Moon Festivals
or on your Sabbaths
    and other times of worship.
14 I hate your New Moon Festivals
    and all others as well.
They are a heavy burden
    I am tired of carrying.

15 “No matter how much you pray,
I won’t listen.
    You are too violent.
16 Wash yourselves clean!
I am disgusted
    with your filthy deeds.
Stop doing wrong
17     and learn to live right.
See that justice is done.
Defend widows and orphans
    and help those in need.”

Richard: God is telling us to return to basics. Follow His word, do Home Church, know your neighbor, love you neighbor, help your neighbor.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 pp. 7 – 8

It’s your means of salvation
In order to find salvation, we must:
( 1) Pass through the judgment by words, judg-
ment of character and judgment of heart. All of
you understand that we cannot go to heaven
without passing through these three types of
judgment.
(2) Become a True Parent.
(3) Become a central figure in heaven and on
earth.
(4) Help others reach salvation. How many people
have you helped to attend the two-day workshop,
the 21-day workshop, and so on up to the 70-day
workshop? The number of people you have helped
to go through these courses is related to your
personal salvation.
(5) Gain 84 disciples. Everyone should begin his
course of witnessing, with the primary objective
of gaining 84 spiritual children. The number 84
represents the 12 disciples and 72 elders at Jesus’
time, which added together make 84. In addition,
those 12 disciples include the three disciples,
representing the three stages of growth. (2/3/79)

It brings you great benefit
Home church is the greatest gift God and True
Parents can give mankind. It has never existed
before and will never recur in the future. When
you make this gift your own by fulfilling it, you
will definitely become a son or daughter of God.
For the entire 60 years of my life, I have been
preparing this precious gift for you.and now I
freely give it to you; you can make it yours in six
months. This is an incredible opportunity. (4/15/79)

Home church is a very precious blessing for
you, because through it I am giving you a
condition to go beyond the fall of man. (5/27/79)

The extent to which you carry out the home
church providence determines your level of per-
sonal maturity. Perhaps two thirds of your
spiritual growth will take place through home
church and perhaps the other third will come
through other activities. When you follow Father’s
instructions here absolutely and become successful
in your home church, you will inherit four things:
material, man, spirit world and God. (3/29/79)

Home church is the place where you can receive
the worldwide inheritance; you will receive the
individual inheritance, family inheritance. clan
inheritance, tribal inheritance and national inherit-
ance. Through the home church providence you
will also receive liberation from satanic accusa-
tion. (2/25/80)

What you have in home church is a microcosm
of the world, and by practicing there what I have
accomplished on the worldwide scale, you are
entitled to receive what I have inherited from God.
(5/26/79)

When you become completely victorious, your
360 homes will become your home. All 360 people
will say, You have been hungry for so long-please
come to our house for supper: you have lost so
much sleep-please take this bed as your own and
rest. When they see how hard you have worked,
they will all say. Sit down and take life easy; let me
do your job for you. If people really see God in
you, they will surely say this to you. ( 117/79)

We talk about hope and faith. What higher hope
is there than to look forward to the day when the
people in your home church area welcome you?
When you go around knocking all the walls down,
you will eventually find the 12 gates open to you,
and you will finally arrive at the central point you
should occupy. Then you will become a successful
13. At that moment you will have finished the
historical indemnity centering on yourself. You
will have achieved something no one ever dreamed
of achieving, and you will occupy the central
position with God’s approval. ( 1/13/80)

Home Church Is Our Destiny

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1687

Evolutionists! Those ideas should
be extirpated. Is there anyone here
who believes in evolutionary theory?
Learned people like professors are more
than willing to believe in it. Why is this
so? However much force is applied, two
objects that do not complement each
other cannot interact or become one;
not even God Himself can bring them
together! Why? Such is the law of the
universe! Why? Being created based on
the ideal of love with everything giv-
en its complementarities, the universe
operates on a pair system.
Did human beings evolve from
amoebae? There can be no harmony on
a straight line. It would take a long time
to explain this logically. How can three
points be made lineally? How can the
third and fourth points be made to cre-
ate a diamond shape which allows this
harmony to come about? Where does a
circle come from? It cannot arise from
a straight line. Does the amoeba have
energy within itself to choose and form
the third point? It does not. The amoeba
can only relate on the plus-minus level
between two points on a straight line.
(211-254, 1990.12.30)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1013

Some say they must witness to those
who are handsome and young, but that
is absurd. The church is the extension of
our family. There should be grandmoth-
ers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles,
and young people. If there were only
young people in the Unification Church,
it would be sick. This must be quick-
ly corrected. You should know how to
attend your elders. Your grandmother
and grandfather represent God; your
mother and father are your parents; and
with you and your children this makes
four stages in all. Your grandparents,
your parents and you are three stages.
Our lives are such that we cannot
break away from this fate. Grandpar-
ents, parents, and children make up
three stages. You need to draw four lines
to make three stages. This constitutes
the number seven. You cannot have
three stages without connecting these
four lines together. Without connecting
these, one another’s paths will randomly
cross. In order to have three stages, these
must be connected. (70-149, 1974.2.9)

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 p. 7

The Significance of Home Church to You

It’s your destiny
Home church is the last providence which we
must fulfill. This is the last restoration. (3/29/79)

Home church is not a witnessing method; it is
our destiny, the final terminal and the fulfill-
ment of the providence. Fallen man must walk
this road. More than a man is destined to marry,
he is destined to fulfill the home church
mission, either on earth or in the spirit world. It is
impossible to erect the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth without fulfilling the borne church mis-
sion. This is no dream or fantasy; it is the real
blueprint of God. It is our great fortune to see
the home church mission in our lifetime and
install it as the pattern and tradition for history. A
hundred times a day you repeat the alphabet in
conversation; in the same way, home church is the
alphabet of the Kingdom of Heaven: it should be
an intimate part of you. If each one of you
clearly realized that home church is the destiny of
our movement, you would give your life for it,
and my presence in this country would be irrelevant. ( 1/1/79)

All of you long for a destiny with God, but I
want you to know that God has already set the
appointment with you: He is waiting for you in
your home church area. Jesus is there with Him,
and the Kingdom of Heaven is there as well.
Everything you have been craving is in home
church. Don’t just come to Belvedere to hear me
speak; you will find me as well in home church.
(1/7/79)

Suppose God and the spirit world hand-picked
you and gave you this chance to do the home
church providence. Now I am hand-picking you to
do the home church providence. Don’t you feel
honored? You should be very grateful. You should
repeat to yourself, Yes, God hand-picked me. How
precious it is! (4/16/80)

If you are victorious in everything else but not
in home church, your life will be a failure.
(4/14/79)

Without doing home church, no one can go to
heaven. You must understand this. Jesus left
behind the key to heaven, namely home church,
but even Jesus was not successful in home
church, so there was no way he could make heaven
on earth. Don’t ever be casual about this; you must
be determined to fulfill your home church
destiny. ( 1/1/79)

When you go to the spirit world, you should have
12 disciples and 72 followers, because sprit world
is organized according to this pattern. Without
winning 12, 72 and finally 84 people, it is
impossible for you to indemnify Jesus’ mission.
You must have 84 spiritual children as your
individual foundation; you can even work up to
the number 120, the number of Jesus’ followers
gathered after the resurrection. (10/5/80)

How seriously you have taken your home church
responsibility will determine your position in
history. ( 4/14/79)

360 Homes Represents the Entire World

1 Thessolonians 5

My friends, we ask you to be thoughtful of your leaders who work hard and tell you how to live for the Lord. 13 Show them great respect and love because of their work. Try to get along with each other. 14 My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn’t living right. Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone. 15 Don’t be hateful to people, just because they are hateful to you. Rather, be good to each other and to everyone else.

16 Always be joyful 17 and never stop praying. 18 Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.

19 Don’t turn away God’s Spirit 20 or ignore prophecies. 21 Put everything to the test. Accept what is good 22 and don’t have anything to do with evil.

Job 14

Our time on earth is brief;
the number of our days
    is already decided by you.
Why don’t you leave us alone
and let us find some happiness
    while we toil and labor?

Richard: Here Job is praying to God. This could also apply to people; ignore naysayers and focus on doing the ministry that God has called you to.

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 p. 5 to p 6

Worldwide level

Your home church is one small world repre-
senting all mankind and the entire earth; it is a
microcosm of the whole world, and it makes no
difference where you live or travel. No matter
where you go on earth, still you must do your home
church mission. Even if you went to spirit world
now, you would have to return to finish that
mission, because unless you go through that gate,
you can never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
( 1/1/79)
Because the messiah has already made the
condition of sacrificing himself by giving his
life to restore the world, then his followers can
condense a lifetime into a mere seven years in
which they can follow the Principle and gain
success in their own home church area. That will
be considered the same as having fulfilled the
responsibility of restoring the whole world. The
whole world is represented in your home church
area. By restoring your home church area, God will
give you the same credit as if you had restored or
re-created the entire world. (3/29/79)

If you do well in home church, then during the
next seven years you can affect the events
throughout the entire world. Your area is your
world. If you win there, you can win the world.
(4/16/80)

The number 360 in your home church stands
for all of history; 360 represents time and space:
the lunar calendar has 360 days, a circle has 360
degrees. Furthermore, the number 360 is divisible
by all the significant providential numbers: 3, 4.
12. 72, 120, etc. Your 360 homes symbolize the
annual rings of history, your 360 closest ances-
tors. all the individuals scattered over all the globe,
and a living altar representing the entire world.
Ideally, you should find at least 12 different
nationalities living in your 360 homes; thus, your
home church becomes the cultural sphere which
can unite God’s providence, centering on
Christianity and synthesizing all races. Therefore,
home church is the final gathering place. (9/23/80)

The ideal world

When you accomplish home church, there will be
no more need for churches, for every home will
be a church. You won’t have to go to church or pray,
just live by the heavenly law, the law of the
heavenly country. When we finish home church,
God will have His own nation, and its citizens will
only have to observe its laws. When we love
everyone as an extension of our own family, that
in itself will be heaven. If this does not become
reality, then the Divine Principle is just another
ideology that does not work. (10/5/80)

Restore the Mission which Jesus was Unable to Fulfill in His Lifetime

Cheon Seong Gyeong 2008

The goal of our faith is to become
citizens of God’s country. If you do not
become citizens of God’s country, then
there will be no way for you as sons and
daughters to freely receive the admira-
tion and love of that nation’s people or of
all things of creation. A person without a
country is always attacked. He stands in
a miserable position. He may often feel
hopeless after suffering an affront. That
is why the question is, where can we find
the country of God’s desire? Which is
the nation that can become God’s foot-
hold? That is the issue. (55-79, 1972.4.23)

In the family, even though all prop-
erty would be legally held in the parents’
names, in practice it would be joint-
ly owned by the parents and children;
that is, by the whole family. At the same
time, the individual family members
are allocated their own rooms, cloth-
ing and allowances. In this way, in the
family, the whole purpose and the indi-
vidual purpose are harmonized. When
this ideal form of ownership of the fam-
ily, based on such love, expands to the
society, nation and world, it becomes the
form of ownership of the ideal society.
(271-76, 1995.8.22)

Richard: This does not only apply to an actual physical nation of God. Here ( https://inspiration.visionroot.org/2017/07/14/people-at-the-top-need-to-know-gods-providence/ ), Father, Rev. Moon, explains that parents represent sovereignty, children represent people, and material possessions represent land. Godly families form the core that must be present for Cheon Il Guk (God’s nation) to exist).

And this reading from Cheon Seong Gyeong 1542

Christ at his Second Advent is com-
ing to save humanity. Once the heaven-
ly standard has been established, God is
ready to strike. He takes the offensive.
That does not mean that He kills His
foes by executing them in the style of
Stalin; instead, He makes them surren-
der at once. He must make Satan sub-
mit to Him, firstly through His ideology,
secondly through His citizenry, thirdly
through His sovereignty, and fourthly
through His territory. Everyone desires
to have ideals, friends, power, and mon-
ey, and these four items represent the
four that have been listed above. (12-169,
1963.3.16)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1555

Communism and democracy are the
left- and right-wing ideologies. What
that means is that they are in the posi-
tion of the brother ideolog ies of Cain
and Abel. So a new ideology should
emerge from the East as the way of the
Parent. Centering upon the Parents and
Asia, left and right must unite. The Way
of the Parent is none other than head-
wing thought. Thus, when the head wing
tells the left and right, “You are wrong!”
they will answer, “Yes, we are,” and
when it tells them, “Listen to me!” they
will answer, “Yes, of course.” Everything
will then work out fine. When told that
what the parents are asserting is much
better than what they are claiming, and
that they should follow the parents, they
will answer, “Yes.” (168-60, 1987.9.1)

Selected Passages from the Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon about Home Church

Today’s Word magazine, September 1981 p. 5 to p 6

Through home church, your
position is to restore the mission
which Jesus was unable to fulfill in
his lifetime. You are bringing his
unfinished task to perfection. In one sense,
Jesus was crucified because two
homes failed to unite: Zechariah ‘s home and
Joseph’s home (the Cain home and the Abel home).
The unity of two families would have been the
center of a restored tribe. Since this ideal was not
fulfilled at the time of Jesus, we have to make the
messianic mission a reality and restore also two
types of home churches: one representing Joseph’s
family and one representing Zechariah’s family.
(12/11/78)

When you move into your home church area,
God moves in with you, and Jesus · u1 d the spirit
world as well dwell there with you. ( 11/20/79)

God has tasted many failures in history, but by
your victory in your home church, He will be able
to forget them all. ( 12/24/78)

The entire world was my stage, and now that I
am finished, I am asking you to imitate me in
your small world of home church. You should
re-enact my course and my victory in your home
church; as my children in this children’s era, you
should repeat the victory of your parents. As soon
as you unite with this spirit, I will be there with
you; my victorious pattern and tradition will be
your asset. There is no easier way to go. ( 1/1/79.

Home church champion

I am looking for one person, the champion of
home church . Whoever consummates the home
church dispensation shall truly be recognized as
the tribal messiah and will issue invitations to
Mother and me to come to the first completed
home church on earth. Winning the Olympic
marathon is trivial compared to winning the home
church race. I would like to keep a record in my
notebook of successful home church # 1, 2, 3
and 4. How many numbers would you like to see?
Although you will never be able to look at that
notebook here on earth, as soon as you arrive in
spirit world you will. When you find it, if you see
that you are number one, then all your ancestors
will shout and dance . ( 1/1/80)

I am driving you all out to home church so
severely that no one can stand it, and most of you
want to give up. But among you there might be one
miserable man or woman who keeps on pursuing
home church. That person will become the home
church king or queen, and all the blessing of the
home church will go to that person. There God’s
history will be written. That chapter will say that
on such a year and such a month and such a day,
all the Moonies tried their best, but being unable
to sustain the pace, they gave up. Still, one
crippled person remained on until the last, deter-
mined to die if necessary, for the sake of home
church . God will build His eternal home church
upon that faith, just as Jesus built his church on
Peter, the rock. This kind of trial will reveal the
true man and true woman. The men and women
who remain shall be the rock of home church.
(1/14/79)