Love Jesus More than Anyone Else

Joshua 1

16 The men answered:

We’ll cross the Jordan River and help our relatives. We’ll fight anywhere you send us. 17-18 If the Lord our God will help you as he helped Moses, and if you are strong and brave, we will obey you as we obeyed Moses. We’ll even put to death anyone who rebels against you or refuses to obey you.

Isaiah 16

13 The Lord has already said all of this about Moab. 14 Now he says, “The contract of a hired worker is good for three years, but Moab’s glory and greatness won’t last any longer than that. Only a few of its people will survive, and they will be left helpless.”

Let Us Become Survivors

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
June 29, 1958

Who can fulfill this earnest request Jesus left behind? The person who fulfills this word can escape judgment in the last days and meet Jesus. Have you ever loved Jesus in your lifetime? Can you say that the intensity of that love was greater than your love for your parents, your spouse or someone else in the world? You must re-think this point. The sincere desire of Jesus in Heaven is that someone will appear who can love him more than they love anyone else. If there is such a person on this earth, that person probably knows and deeply cares for God’s ideology of the creation, God’s 6,000 years of labor, and Jesus’ painful heart. Continue reading “Love Jesus More than Anyone Else”

Understand the Heart of Jesus

Happy New Year!

Deuteronomy 28

I told you never to go back to Egypt. But now the Lord himself will load you on ships and send you back. Then you will even try to sell yourselves as slaves, but no one will be interested.

1 Kings 22

45Everything else Jehoshaphat did while he was king, including his brave deeds and military victories, is written in The History of the Kings of Judah.

Richard:  I will start writing my autobiography this year.

1 Peter 2:1-10

The Forsaken Jesus

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
June 22, 1958

Since Jesus was driven out as a traitor, God’s will and the hope that the chosen people had cherished could not connect. God could not form relations with them. Consequently, since the gap between Heaven and the people could not be made up, Jesus could not help worrying again about the eternal connection of the past history of the nation to the present and the future. Because no one knew Jesus, that is, because no one could attend him as the Savior of the nation and the Messiah, among all things of the world of creation and all humankind, no one could form a direct relationship in any way with God. Continue reading “Understand the Heart of Jesus”

Act for the Good of the Nation and World

CSG 565

You should think that you might
possibly die soon, perhaps within a year.
Therefore, you should make all prepara-
tions during this short time. You should
live with such thoughts. The shorter
the time you think you have, the hap-
pier you will be, and the less you have
to lose. Your sincere preparations dur-
ing this time become the building blocks
of your home for your eternal life. Have
you ever loved God with such a short
time in mind? You want to become one
with Him and love Him, but you can
not. God says to you, “Love Me!” If you
die after having lived this way, then you
will become the master of eternal life.

John 6

22 The people who had stayed on the east side of the lake knew that only one boat had been there. They also knew that Jesus had not left in it with his disciples. But the next day 23 some boats from Tiberias sailed near the place where the crowd had eaten the bread for which the Lord had given thanks. 24 They saw that Jesus and his disciples had left. Then they got into the boats and went to Capernaum to look for Jesus. 25 They found him on the west side of the lake and asked, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

26 Jesus answered, “I tell you for certain that you are not looking for me because you saw the miracles,[g] but because you ate all the food you wanted. 27 Don’t work for food that spoils. Work for food that gives eternal life. The Son of Man will give you this food, because God the Father has given him the right to do so.”

28 “What exactly does God want us to do?” the people asked.

29 Jesus answered, “God wants you to have faith in the one he sent.”

At a Field Service

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
May 11, 1958

Matthew 17: 1-18

Jesus did not enjoy himself at the summit of the Mount of the Transfiguration. It must have been a tragic scene. You today should not perceive this fact centering on yourselves.

Seeing the figure of Jesus shine with luminescence, at the summit of the Mount of the Transfiguration Peter suggested that Jesus stay there forever, saying, “Master, it is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. (Luke 9:33) Although the three disciples tried to enjoy themselves in the environment, Jesus’ heart was not like that. Although the environment that appeared at the summit of the Mount of the Transfiguration was a good one, Jesus’ heart in that environment was pierced with the internal historical sorrow and the grief of the future. However, the three disciples were not far-sighted enough to know that the heart of Jesus was overcome with this kind of grief. Continue reading “Act for the Good of the Nation and World”

The Piercing, Agonizing Heart of Jesus

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CSG 2192

A wife who sacrifices her life for her
husband is called a virtuous woman.
A filial child sacrifices his life for his
parents. A patriot sacrifices his life for
his country. However, from the heaven-
ly standard, loyalty and filial piety are
fulfilled when you offer your eternal
life. Our bodies die, but the standard
of a heavenly virtuous woman is only
established when she offers her eternal
life to God, to her husband, and to her
parents. You have to devote your entire
lives to God.
That is why the Bible teaches us to
love God with all our heart, with all our
soul and with all our mind. So what is
the standard of “all”? You have to be
better than all other patriots, all oth-
er filial children, and all other virtuous
women in the world. If not, then God’s
dignity cannot be established. Even in
the satanic world, there have been many
patriots and virtuous women until now.
Yet God’s dignity cannot be established
if the standard for being a patriot and
a virtuous woman is the same as in the
satanic world. (9-108, 1960.4.24)

CSG 1173

What began with Jacob, the pioneer
of the victorious realm of Israel, and con-
tinued through the history of Christian
culture, created a foundation that took
4,000 years to build; yet it ended in fail-
ure. As I had to restore this all within my
lifetime, and since I could not spend 400
years on it I had to reverse and restore
everything through indemnity within
40 years, no matter how much humilia-
tion I had to endure. That was the forty-
year wilderness course. (149-59, 1986.11.2)

Richard:  This refers tot he course of Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Let Us Understand the Heart of the Resurrected Jesus

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
April 17, 1958

What then must you do? You must at least possess the apologetic and awe-stricken heart of Peter after the resurrection of Jesus. You must try to take after the heart of Mary Magdalene, who was groping and struggling to find him. However, until the moment Jesus shouldered the cross, he did not have even one such friend or comrade. Continue reading “The Piercing, Agonizing Heart of Jesus”

Understand Jesus’ Grieving Heart

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Informed choice between a lifestyle of sexual abstinence before marriage and one of non-abstinence is a crucial issue for societal stability and personal happiness.
This conference provides a practical and Biblical framework for understanding the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence before marriage and faithfulness within marriage.
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CSG 1634

The Divine Principle explanation
set forth by the Unification Church,
that God is the Subject who has harmo-
nized dual characteristics, runs along
the same lines as the undeniable truth
drawn from results of scientific analysis.
When subject and object partners are
completely united, God’s power will be
with them eternally. Power cannot exist
where there is no subject or object. Then
how does God exist? He can exist eter-
nally because within Him is the power
that comes from a perpetual giving and
receiving relationship between subject
and object partners. (39-166, 1971.1.10)

CSG 2083

What are we to do, living in a divided
nation, with North and South bordering
each other along the thirty-eighth paral-
lel? The question is how will we go about
resolving this issue? That is, we must
suffer more than both the North and
South Korean people. Through hard-
ships, our patriotism will be solidified
to encompass the nation and become
the shortcut to save Korea. This is the
solution. It is the same for the unifica-
tion of the world of evil and the world of
good. Loyal patriots who are more faith-
ful than the loyal patriots of the world
of evil must emerge. This broken history
can be restored with the appearance of a
person who can demonstrate a stronger
allegiance to the world than that held by
our loyal ancestors. That’s how I see it.
(61-125, 1972.8.13)

Let Us Become Someone Who Can Hold Jesus’ Body and Mourn

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
April 13, 1958

What kind of person was Jesus? When we behold him, his were the eyes that observed the sung sang of God, who had passed through 4,000 years of history since the creation. His eyes watched over the many spirits who were in hell because of the mistakes of humankind. His were the eyes that looked with a sense of responsibility to alleviate the bitter grief of the spirits in heaven. Moreover, when Jesus was looking at the land on behalf of God’s sorrow, when he saw how the chosen Israelites and all humanity opposed him, Jesus’ gaze represented the sorrow of God, who had been mourning for 4,000 years since the fall of Adam and Eve. Continue reading “Understand Jesus’ Grieving Heart”

Jesus was Ostracized and Driven Out

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Leviticus 14

10 On the eighth day you must bring to the priest two rams and a year-old female lamb that have nothing wrong with them; also bring a half pint of olive oil and six pounds of your finest flour mixed with oil. 11 Then the priest will present you and your offerings to me at the entrance to my sacred tent. 12 There he will offer one of the rams, together with the pint of oil, as a sacrifice to make things right.[b] He will also lift them up[c] to show that they are dedicated to me. 13 This sacrifice is very holy. It belongs to the priest and must be killed in the same place where animals are killed as sacrifices for sins and as sacrifices to please me.[d]

Richard:  The Providence of restoration requires things to be “made right”.  It is important to stay in God’s word and will.  Daily study of scripture is an important part of this.

2nd Samuel

Abner the son of Ner[a] had been the general of Saul’s army. He took Saul’s son Ishbosheth[b] across the Jordan River to Mahanaim and made him king of Israel,[c] including the areas of Gilead, Asher,[d] Jezreel, Ephraim, and Benjamin. 10 Ishbosheth was forty years old at the time, and he ruled for two years. But the tribe of Judah made David their king, 11 and he ruled from Hebron for seven and a half years.

The Heart of Jesus Who Must Restore All Tasks

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
March 23, 1958

Now, even if you are driven out and mistreated, you must say, “Okay. Our Lord and bridegroom silently passed away on the cross after he declared, “It is finished.” (John 19:30) From now on, there will no longer be any need for signboards and denominations. There will come a true ideal world where it does not matter if people are different. Continue reading “Jesus was Ostracized and Driven Out”

Jesus Came with the Ideology of the Nation of God

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CSG 191

For True Parents to appear, there
must be true sons and daughters, and
in order for true sons and daughters
to appear, there must be true servants.
This is why when we look at the course
of God’s history of restoration, we can
see that God has been working so that
we can receive the day of true parents
after we have gone through the servant’s
age and the children’s age. Furthermore,
those in the spirit world have been help-
ing as we pass through and restore the
age of the servant, the age of the adopt-
ed son, and the age of the children, and
move up to the age of the parents.

CSG 1263

The Fall occurred through the wrong-
ful marriage in the Garden of Eden.
Now the time has come for True Par-
ents to overturn this by marrying peo-
ple in the right way. The True Parents
will solve the trouble caused by the Fall.
Through them, hell can be eliminated
and the millions and billions of ances-
tors in the spirit world can be blessed in
holy matrimony. Through the founda-
tion of the families of descendants on
earth, centering on true love, they and
their ancestors in the spirit world can
unite into one vertically. Through these
family foundations, East and West will
be connected.

The Heart of Jesus Who Must Restore All Tasks

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
March 23, 1958

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The Time When Heaven Will Act

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Ruth 1

Then she told them, “Don’t call me Naomi any longer! Call me Mara,[e]because God has made my life bitter. 21 I had everything when I left, but the Lord has brought me back with nothing. How can you still call me Naomi, when God has turned against me and made my life so hard?”

Richard:  In life, many times we don’t know when something is positive or negative in the long run.  We could ask “is this good or is this bad?”.  On face value, it might be bad, but it good be good in the long run.  We just don’t know (at least for some time we won’t realize it).  The story of Naomi’s and her daughter Ruth is such a story.  It’s better to have a grateful attitude even if things seem difficult.

Isaiah 22

When all of this happened,
the Lord All-Powerful told you
    to weep and mourn,
    to shave your heads,
    and wear sackcloth.
13 But instead, you celebrated
by feasting on beef and lamb
    and by drinking wine,
because you said,
“Let’s eat and drink!
    Tomorrow we may die.”

14 The Lord All-Powerful
has spoken to me
    this solemn promise:
“I won’t forgive them for this,
    not as long as they live.”

To Whom Do You Belong?

Sun Myung Moon
March 16, 1958

Continue reading “The Time When Heaven Will Act”

Possess the Heart of Jesus

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CSG 2164

From this viewpoint, what kind of
stance do you all need to take in meet-
ing this new age? Your conviction for the
dawning of the homeland must be burn-
ing in your chest more passionately than
any other thing. In other words, you have
to feel pride in becoming a flag bearer
who builds the homeland that God has
longed for six thousand years. You have
to take pride in bearing the responsibili-
ty for this incredible pioneering mission
as a member of the crack troops stand-
ing on the front line. Many people in the
past hoped for this mission, but even so,
it was not available to them. You have
to have a very solemn sense of responsi-
bility for having taken on this one-time-
only privileged mission.
So every aspect of your lifestyle, eat-
ing and sleeping, coming and going, has
to be for the establishment of the home-
land. How much do you think God has
been longing for you to step forward
and cheerfully, coolly declare you will
carry out this mission as an emissary
dispatched especially by God Himself?
Up until now, God has been mercilessly
pushed aside, heartlessly chased away.
He needs to establish the will of Heav-
en, the will He has never been able to
unfold, a will that presents its entire con-
tents on the basis of a complete national
foundation, the Will that can establish
the homeland. He has never been able to
fulfill this will even once.

CSG 1187

Alaska, where the ceremony of The
Ceremony of the Settlement of the Eight
Stages was held, is becoming famous. The
last time I came here I said I would build
a church at the North Pole. If the Sovi-
et Communist Party opposes it, I will
take the responsibility. I will build the
Unification Church at the North Pole.
You have to spend your life in order to
build the foundation of blessing for all
people of the world, but before you die,
come to our Church at the North Pole
and offer your devotion for forty days
and then you can die. Think about this.
An ideal city will be created in a world
of icebergs. Then, even though it will be
thousands of miles away, everything can
be supplied by the air. You should try
living like this. It would be a wonderful
thing. With the power of science today,
that would be nothing. We can use pre-
fabricated systems. So we will build an
airfield and try to live there, so what
problem could arise? We are creating
a base in the tourist area of Kodiak…
think about it. It will become a gate-
way unprecedented in history. (193-217,
1989.10.4)

To Whom Do You Belong?

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
March 16, 1958

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Feel that the Father is Your Father

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CSG 1083

You may use words spontaneously,
but if you make a mistake in choosing
one word, its influence will last for one
year. If you misuse one word for one sec-
ond, you will be put in a situation where
you will have to pay the price for one
year. (43-111, 1971.4.25)

Ezekiel 1

12 Wherever the four living creatures went, they moved together without turning their bodies, because each creature faced straight ahead. 13 The creatures were glowing like hot coals, and I saw something like a flaming torch moving back and forth among them. Lightning flashed from the torch every time its flame blazed up.[f] 14 The creatures themselves moved as quickly as sparks jumping from a fire.[g] Continue reading “Feel that the Father is Your Father”