The Three Wise Men Should Have Followed Jesus

Cheon Seong Gyeong 489

What kind of people are true wives
and true husbands? When people
mature, they have a family. Taking their
spouse as an eternal partner of love,
they should form a family of love where
their initial love grows as the days go
by. When that love at the family lev-
el expands to form a tribe, these tribal
members will be eternal embodiments
of love, which can expand love eternally.
Such a husband and wife will be a true
married couple and a true husband and
true wife. Also, such a husband and wife
will be able to participate in God’s love.
(Blessed Family – 880)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1190

If you are to be victorious, you must
go out into the world. You must go out
and restore the rights of the firstborn
son. The firstborn son must ultimately
attend the second son, who is the young-
er brother, as though he were an older
brother, and come to the point where he
can say, “I will receive all the blessings
through you.” In this way, the firstborn
son comes down to the position of the
second son, and the second son must
rise up to take the position of the first-
born son. So only after the first son says,
“You go up, instead of me,” and pushes
the second son forward, does it becomes
possible to move from the family level
rights of the first son to the tribal level
rights of the firstborn son, and so on. In
this way, you can go up stage by stage.
Only when the first son pushes you, can
you go up. You cannot go up as you are.
Because of this principle, you must ful-
fill the standard of restoring the rights
of the firstborn son in this way. Without
doing so, and this is the secret of history,
the dispensation of God cannot be suc-
cessful. That is why, in order to go the
way of a true religion, you must leave
your home. This is where the words,
“You must leave your country and your
home, renounce the world and become a
monk,” come from. (138-204, 1986.1.21)

Heaven’s Sorrowful Heart

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 3, 1959

Matthew 1:18-2:12

Today is an important day, which could have been the day to which God was looking forward. I myself also looked forward to this day as I came forth unfolding the Will. You must remember that this hour, when we indemnify through the number four and at the same time through a new number three, is the time of a historical act of providence.

The title of today’s sermon is “Heaven’s Sorrowful Heart.” I would like to honor the memory of this day with words to this effect.

God created all of creation, in order to create one man. Looking at all creation from the first day to the fifth, God rejoiced in Himself with unlimited desire and hope.

God created our ancestors, Adam and Eve, as the central figures of all creation, the masters who would rule over all creation in God’s place. Bearing an immeasurably happy heart, He then blessed all for their sake. God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) That He gave such words of blessing to us means that we were created to make God happy. God blessed us for such a purpose.

However, Adam and Eve could not realize that blessing from God. You must, therefore, look back again upon the fact that a sorrowful history has flowed forth without that blessing being realized.

Heaven was immeasurably glad while Adam was growing. Through Adam, all creation was returning happiness to God. Yet Adam, not comprehending the Will of the heavenly principles, could not uphold Heaven’s Will and Word. Therefore, he ended up being chained to the sorrowful restraint called “the fall.”

Because Adam and Eve fell, God, who set up the laws of heaven and earth, could not help putting them out of His bosom of love. Although all creation knew about God’s sorrowful heart, as did the good spirits of the angelic world, we, the descendants of fallen man, have not really known this until now. You may know this very well. Continue reading “The Three Wise Men Should Have Followed Jesus”

The Sorrowful Situation of Jesus’ Birth

Cheon Seong Gyeong 241

This True Family was found as a
result of experiencing the deepest sor-
row of all sorrows, enduring the great-
est hardship among all hardships, and
paying the highest price in blood of all
such payments throughout the course
of history. To resolve historical sorrow,
such miserable indemnity conditions
had to be made in history. The price
paid through people’s deaths through-
out the course of history is redeemed
when the True Family is found. Accord-
ingly, the True Family’s appearance on
earth is a cause for unparalleled joy and
value. For such a true family to come
about, there have to be True Parents. At
the same time as True Parents, a true
husband and wife must emerge. Becom-
ing a true couple, they must give birth
to true children. These True Parents
should have no condition permitting
Satan to accuse.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1699

When seeking the fundamentals of
the universe, we arrive at the concept
of subject and object. Even the smallest
woman sitting here has power within
her, does she not? Would the power in
this small woman desire to be the weak
power of a small man, or the strong
power of a big man? This is the case for
the man too; if he were a small man,
he would yearn for the power of a big
woman. Why is this so? It is to attain a
balance. Balance is the issue; you need
to be perfectly perpendicular on a hori-
zontal base. That is why the term ideal
of reciprocity arises; it is from there that
the ideal of reciprocity is derived. (216-9,
1991.3.3)

Heaven’s Sorrowful Heart

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
January 3, 1959

Matthew 1:18-2:12

18 This is how Jesus Christ was born. A young woman named Mary was engaged to Joseph from King David’s family. But before they were married, she learned that she was going to have a baby by God’s Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph was a good man[a] and did not want to embarrass Mary in front of everyone. So he decided to quietly call off the wedding.

20 While Joseph was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her. 21 Then after her baby is born, name him Jesus,[b] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said, 23 “A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.”

24 After Joseph woke up, he and Mary were soon married, just as the Lord’s angel had told him to do. 25 But they did not sleep together before her baby was born. Then Joseph named him Jesus.

When Jesus was born in the village of Bethlehem in Judea, Herod was king. During this time some wise men[c] from the east came to Jerusalem and said, “Where is the child born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east[d] and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard about this, he was worried, and so was everyone else in Jerusalem. Herod brought together the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses and asked them, “Where will the Messiah be born?”

They told him, “He will be born in Bethlehem, just as the prophet wrote,

’Bethlehem in the land
    of Judea,
you are very important
    among the towns of Judea.
From your town
    will come a leader,
who will be like a shepherd
    for my people Israel.’”

Herod secretly called in the wise men and asked them when they had first seen the star. He told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, let me know. I want to go and worship him too.”

The wise men listened to what the king said and then left. And the star they had seen in the east went on ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 They were thrilled and excited to see the star.

11 When the men went into the house and saw the child with Mary, his mother, they knelt down and worshiped him. They took out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh[e] and gave them to him. 12 Later they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod, and they went back home by another road.

Prayer

We are aware of the facts of history, tragedies and grief no words can express. We are also aware that, because of the fall of Adam and Eve, the heart of the Father, who took pleasure in looking at the Garden of Eden, was transformed into a heart of sorrow. That became the historical sorrow throughout the long 6,000 years. In addition, we are also aware of being entrusted with the historical mission to restore the lost Garden of Eden, clinging to the Father’s worried heart, exerting ourselves both mentally and physically.

Father, we now know that after toiling 4,000 years to regain the lost Adam and Eve, You sent Jesus to this earth equipped with the image of Adam. The greater the Father’s toil before the time of Jesus’ birth, the greater the pride of Heaven in Jesus being born as a result of that toil. Jesus should have been the pride of all created things and of all humanity. While Heaven welcomed Jesus to this earth, in its ignorance, humanity could not give him a favorable reception. Today, we cannot help feeling ashamed about this.

As we look back upon the pitiable fact that the toiling Father’s hopeful glance had to linger on the pitiful appearance of Jesus lying in a manger, we feel keenly that our ancestors were unbelieving and inadequate. Once more, human beings revealed the fault of the fall of Adam and Eve. Because we are aware of this, we are deeply saddened today when we are mindful of this sorrowful fact. I sincerely wish and desire that You allow us to be able to console You in Your sorrow in place of the chosen people, the Israelites, who could not comfort the Father in ancient times. Continue reading “The Sorrowful Situation of Jesus’ Birth”

Jesus Should Not Have Been Born in a Stable

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 291

What is the relationship between
Jesus and True Parents? Jesus is in the
position of the Son, while True Parents
are in the position of the Parents. I have
said that Buddha is my disciple, Jesus is
my disciple and Confucius is my disciple.
Spiritual people can know everything if
they pray. Wait and see. The Unification
Church will be the center of religious
unification in the end, correcting the
standard for presidents, prime minis-
ters, and all the proud politicians of the
nations. This is my work, to accomplish
this not by force, but by natural submis-
sion. (211-312, 1991.1.1)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1399

On the day we are victorious in the
Blessing of 360 Million Couples, the
unified world of the realm of heart will
emerge on earth, encompassing the
whole world, and the families who live
in this realm of heart will be like Adam’s
perfected family; they will live in God’s
Kingdom on earth and when they pass
on, they will enter His kingdom in the
spirit world. In such a manner, the gates
to heaven will be opened. (288-328, 1998.1.1)

Richard:  Here Rev. Moon explains that his work is core, and that the world will be changed into the Kingdom of Heaven through this work.  This is playing out now, especially with the February 28th Cosmic Blessing.

Who Will Become the Friend of Golgotha?

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
October 19, 1958

What then is the sorrow of Jesus, who came with God’s will? What were his mistreatment and anger? What was his utmost pain? You should know that the greatest sorrow for Jesus was the Shim Jung he had when he could not complete what he wanted to say, give life completely, leave behind the joyful ideal, and share heavenly love. He knew he carried the heavenly word overflowing with life, the ideal and love.

Throughout the thousands of years of history, God tried to have our ancestors assist Heaven, but they betrayed Him in every age. Thus, we should feel and know that since we have such ancestors, we in the last days are standing at a great crossroad in which we may easily become historical and cosmic betrayers again. Jesus was sent to the Israelites as a promise, after thousands of years of effort from Abraham to Moses. The Israelites were chosen as the center of the word, life, the ideal and love. Yet the chosen people, who had waited and prepared for the Messiah, standing on their historical merit, were unable to serve him. Jesus was to be served as the hero of history, for whom countless ancestors had hoped. Yet there was no one to serve him. Continue reading “Jesus Should Not Have Been Born in a Stable”

Materialize God’s Will on Earth

Acts 3

5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

Ezekiel 40

The gateway and its portico had narrow openings all around, like the openings of the others. It was fifty cubits long and twenty-five cubits wide. 26Seven steps led up to it, with its portico opposite them; it had palm tree decorations on the faces of the projecting walls on each side. 27The inner court also had a gate facing south, and he measured from this gate to the outer gate on the south side; it was a hundred cubits. Continue reading “Materialize God’s Will on Earth”

Pass God’s Will of Loving Christ on to Your Descendants

Numbers 27

1The daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, belonged to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. The names of the daughters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah. They came forward 2and stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders and the whole assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting and said, 3“Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among Korah’s followers, who banded together against the Lord, but he died for his own sin and left no sons. 4Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s relatives.”

5So Moses brought their case before the Lord, 6and the Lord said to him, 7“What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s relatives and give their father’s inheritance to them.

Jeremiah 48

9Put salt on Moab,

for she will be laid wastef ;

her towns will become desolate,

with no one to live in them. Continue reading “Pass God’s Will of Loving Christ on to Your Descendants”

To Truly Welcome Jesus, We Must Build the Kingdom on Earth

Luke 21

29He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

Luke 11

46Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them. Continue reading “To Truly Welcome Jesus, We Must Build the Kingdom on Earth”

No One Understood that Jesus Came to Eliminate the Worries of God and Mankind

Deuteronomy 28

27The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

Richard:  This sounds very much like the symptoms of AIDS.  A lot of people seem to forget that AIDS spread like wildfire at the beginning of the epidemic through men at homosexual bath houses who had hundreds of sex partners.

Mark 6

8These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”

Richard:  These are Jesus’ instructions tot he disciples.  How would this look today; how would we carry out discipleship?  Leave your comments below (when logged in).
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