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THE FOCAL POINT OF SETTLEMENT WHICH GOD DESIRES, REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Belvedere, International Training Center, Translator - Sang Kil Han, March 6, 1994
The topic of Father's sermon this morning is Ha Neul Yi Baraneun Ahn-Chak Eui Chochum,"The Focal Point of Settlement Which God Desires." Can you make out the meaning of this? As you all know, this year's motto is "Safe Settlement." We can even call it "Safe and Cozy Settlement." To illustrate this, we can cite the example of a tree. The seed of a tree falls or drops on the ground and then settles down. Roots slowly begin to take shape and it begins to grow. We have many different kinds of trees-pines, evergreens, etc. Do you believe that all the different kinds of trees came from one seed or from two seeds? Perhaps it was from one seed. All the varieties within a species come originally from one seed. This seed will eventually grow into a big tree and
the tree will produce yet another seed, and then the cycle will be repeated.
When God starts a particular species, where would He like to have it settle down? He would like to have it settle down in optimum conditions-where there are the best soil, nutrients, climate, etc. The Creator must have chosen the best seed in the whole world to put in the best available soil. If God gave birth to a man who was to be the ancestor or seed of humankind, God certainly would have liked to have planted the man in the best soil, the best world imaginable. He would have put man in the optimum place. We can see that if man is the best of God's creation, then he represents the entire creation, all the other things, and to love him means to love everything else as well. The best seed of all of God's creation is nothing other than humankind.
When we say humankind, of course, there are two kinds: men and women. Between men and women, who will become the focal point? To God, who is the focal point? Plus or minus? Take a seed, for example. It is composed of plus and minus elements all in one set. That small seed explains fully the origin or basis of the entire universe. Then what is the plus? The plus is that part which is connected directly to the vertical. What is minus? That is the one which is connected horizontally. It is actually rather silly to argue which is the more important, because with the vertical line alone, there is no horizontal deployment. Subject alone or object alone means nothing. There is meaning only when subject and object join together, when they are clasped like hands. Those persons who comprise the left hand may regard the clasp as the center of his being and those who comprise the right hand will regard it in the same way. This will determine the focal point. However, when it comes to which one happens to be plus and which one happens to be minus, if you have two hands clasped, the plus represents the right hand and the minus the left.
In the Western world, this is not clear or distinct. How are you supposed to sleep? With your upside up or your upside down? Stomach up or back up? There is always inside and outside and the other sides, but that which is more important, the focal point, is always the inside. The way we greet people in the Orient is from up to down, bowing like so. That represents the vertical. Western people extend their hands horizontally.
Once plus and minus join and movement takes place, then the center becomes very important. If you move centered on a horizontal axis, it becomes a catastrophe. It just does not work. When we are in motion, we should be connected to the vertical axis and then go around horizontally, revolving around that vertical axis. The beginning and development of a desirable, wonderful culture for human history should be the same. It should have an axis, a focus. Focusing on that center, horizontal movement should become bigger and bigger and bigger.
In this world today there are many, many different nations. All desire their own country to be the center or horizontal axis and expect the whole world to revolve around them. America wishes the whole world would turn centering on it as the axis. Korea feels the same way. No matter how small a country may be, they do not think of themselves as small. Rather, they think of themselves as the center of the world. You, too, have this in common, whether you are a man or a woman, very handsome or beautiful or not so much so, which is usually the case. (Laughter.) All of you desire the whole world and all people to center upon him or herself.
Turning around expands you, makes you bigger. In order to become bigger, you must turn around and be in motion. Inhaling, exhaling, you name it-everything may appear to be still, but it is not still. All things are moving. Even in still water, there is a wave or motion of some sort. They are in motion in order to connect vertical and horizontal motion. This is what all motion is symbolic of.
Which is more important-more precious-the vertical or horizontal focus? It is always more precious to stand rightly focused on the vertical. Then everything else can follow, but only after we are properly focused. When we look at our faces, we can see many horizontal lines. Of course, the eyebrows are very important; so are the eyes. But which is more important-the eyes or the nose? (Laughter.) You may say, "Well, I do not get it. The eyes are far more important than anything else." But of the two, the nose is more precious. Why? Because that is the organ which connects to life. Without breathing, can you exist for even one minute? The eyes are very important, but even if you closed your eyes for one year, it would not affect or imperil life itself. Without breathing, after five minutes at most, that's it! (Laughter.)
Father has observed that when women put on makeup, they pat color everywhere else, but no one seems to make up the nose to emphasize it! (Laughter.) The vertical is so precious and God made it so precious that we do not have to care about it much. The woman already knows that it is vertical and it is already taken care of, so she builds her cosmetics around her nose.
The nose is a vertical organ among human beings and men have an additional vertical organ. What is that? It is man's sexual organ. Why is it so precious? Because it is connected to history. Generation after generation are connected by that vertical organ. It stands in a vertical line from way up in heaven to down below. Isn't this true? Can even American women recognize this? Without this teaching, you get confused. Now you know why man is more important. Vertical and horizontal are equal only when they join together. If you fail in that, you are not equal. Of course, Father knows many things that American women do not know. For instance, the vertical alone is not so stable. It has to join with the horizontal before it can be stable. Look at a tree, for example. If a tree stood by the trunk alone, it would be very unstable. A small wind would knock it down. But the roots and the branches are horizontal, and they all balance to support it. When this focal point happens to be high, it represents the enormous area of the horizontal.
The ideal of creation is exactly that-all things have this plus and minus element. That is how God created it. God represents the plus and minus throughout the entire creation. God Himself has plus and minus elements within Him. He wants to be in motion. If there is no movement, eternity is not possible. Always and for certain, without fail, everything that exists in the universe is always on the move. Isn't that true? Nothing sits still. Even the solar system is not still. It moves around, and while it moves around, things revolve centering on a vertical point. The solar system is far beyond our imaginations. There are hundreds of billions of solar systems within the universe. Can you describe how big that is? We are talking about the universe from the human point of view. Look at bacteria, small microbes. From their standpoint, human beings are like a huge cosmos! Isn't that true? To travel from one cell to another might feel like it takes a thousand years, if the microbe lasts so long. But everything has something in common. Everything has these same elements, down to the tiniest seed, and this is deployed everywhere. There are no exceptions.
If you examine it carefully, you see that an embryo has this. Right there, standing on both plus and minus, is an embryo. (Father draws a diagram.) Of course, it is like so, not in a flat dimension, but on a tilted dimension. That automatically represents four different directions, not two. If the seeds are like so, then when this part right here comes out, it is facing a 90 degree angle. That means a different direction. Why is that? It is in order to maintain life's balance. The four directions are north, south, east, and west.
This represents the entire composition of the universe, all created beings. We, too, are composed of plus and minus elements, male and female. A man and woman coming together will resemble this for the first time. This represents the conscience and the body. The conscience and body, plus and minus, should be thus. With this view of being equipped with these dual elements, then for the first time, you are able to reproduce. By her mind and body completely becoming one and resembling God, then this woman is ready to receive the male. Then from their powerful union, reproduction occurs.
We can see why now, at this time in history, the West with all its brilliant establishment must go forward to the so-called Pacific civilization. Why? Because the Asian culture is vertical. What is the rule? Should the vertical line move towards the horizontal one, or should the horizontal line move towards where the vertical is and join it there harmoniously? Thus men living in America do not like American women. Their tendency is to go far to the East and find Oriental women. Conversely, Oriental men want to travel far and find Western women. The right hand and the left hand, the man and woman, clasp and then they start dancing, revolving.
Have you been to Disney World where there is a small world display? (Laughter.) When you dance, do you want to dance like that small world or do you want to dance so that the whole world is involved? (Whole world. Father laughs.) Not just one race answered that way, but all people. No matter where you come from, it is the same.
With this view in mind, Father encourages international marriages. It is not just a whim-it is certainly not just Father's whim. You must make a big movement. You should not marry locally, but rather go from the South Pole to the North Pole, from the Far East to the Far West. This is best explained by migratory birds and animals. If even the birds of the world know this and human beings don't, then human beings are not a species which will excel! The salmon travels thousands of miles in salt water, then comes back to the fresh water and spawns. Why? It is in order to maintain the species, to better the species, if possible. The swallow always comes to the cold, northern countries in the summertime. They could save themselves the trouble of traveling all the way up, yet they come and then they go back. They could find everything in the South, yet they come to the North. Why? It is to maintain and better their species. If they feed on an insect in a hot climate, that insect expands only a little bit. The one in the cold climate expands more. Trees in the cold climate have many, many rings; whereas in the South, in the hot climate, the trees may grow faster but they do not have so many year rings. They do not last as long as the trees in the North. Without being taught, all nature knows and operates according to these principles.
When it comes to mankind, it is not recommended for a man to marry locally. If so, your offspring cannot be guaranteed to be of an excellent breed. This is the science of eugenics. Men should find their mates from far, far away. Those of you who are married to someone from another nation, raise your hands. Does that mean you have done well without knowing it? (Yes! Laughter.)
If you are accustomed to eating only what you get from a hot climate, you will have a loose bowel if you come to a cold climate and begin to eat their native foods. You might get a stomach ache. If you come from North to South, or go South from the North, at first you may have indigestion. Likewise, if you marry internationally, at first you may also have a lot of indigestion! You don't get along so well in the beginning. That is not bad-it is quite normal. Once you get over it, though, then there is absolutely no problem. No matter what you eat, you have no more stomach ache and the healthier you become! And the offspring coming out of that wedlock will fit in with a man or woman from any locality, any region. That means you are collecting and gathering very good seeds. With this perspective, you can safely say that the offspring of the Unification Church will eventually influence and encompass the world in a godly way because their seeds are better than others. Do you follow? (Yes.)
Do you know about the crane? The crane migrates a far distance and goes without food for a long time. They are very long-lived. They travel far in order to improve the offspring. Some species of crane travel from Asia to the Himalayas in order to give birth to excellent offspring. In order to influence the whole world in a godly way, we must really travel and do the work. This is not a small country, yet we have to travel it from end to end. Father knows that statistically we have relatively few numbers of Unification Church members in comparison to the rest of the world. Yet we have all traveled so much. This would be the record-breaking group of travelers in the whole world and in history! (Laughter.) Is that true? Father is sure that most Unification Church members have been in all 50 states at one point or another and you come from all over the world. Some man in Texas might never have traveled beyond a radius of one hundred miles in his whole life-never been to the next city! (Laughter.) Even some animals travel more than that, crossing international borders.
If Father continues on like this, we could go on all day and still not have enough time. But Father is busy and there is not enough time. At least we know now that everything is divided into two parts; nothing is alone. Your mind and body must become united; one.
What is the topic of Father's sermon this morning? Does anyone remember? (Laughter.) "The Focal Point of Settlement Which God Desires." God has made so much movement, exceptionally so. Do you think God wants to have some rest? After you have worked so hard, for a day or a week or a year, don't you want to rest? Don't you think God wants to rest? (Yes.) Where can He rest? In this huge, immense area, where is the most comfortable place for Him to rest? Right at the center. This is the axis; then there is the top, which is a very fine point on the axis, and below here it is dark. When God sits right here, He can spin around so fast He does not feel it. He can sit comfortably. When He sits here, then He can see everything. If man wants to rest, then we can reason so must God. This shaft or axis will turn around in a fraction of a second. One revolution, or going around one time, between this one and this one makes a huge difference, doesn't it? (Father draws on the diagram.) This travels so much distance, whereas this one does not. Since all things want to become comfortable, everything that exists is focused on this focal point. We all want to be comfortable, don't we? A wheel has to travel so much, but the shaft of the wheel does not travel at all. We can safely conclude that God sits and exists in such a place.
A very important point here is that no matter how big and wonderful a wheel is, unless this central point is fixed, unless it is really steadily settled, the wheel will just fly off. The faster it goes, the faster it will fly off. So the focal point of settlement becomes very important. We have to constantly look for it.
The Unification Church is immense. What is the focal point? (True Parents.) We always have a central focus. Do we always want to go close to the center focus or far away from it? (Close.) Why? Because you want to settle down, too. If you feel, "Oh, I do not care about this. I simply couldn't care less," that should not be in this lay-out. You will see the plus on this side, the minus on this side. It is all composed of plus and minus elements. When Father is here, everybody wants to come here, but that is not desirable. They should not neglect this other area over here. They come and then they must go back, but then they must come back to the center again. The ones who are very passionate to be here should not say, "Oh, I do not want to go over there," and those who are not so passionate to come shouldn't say, "Oh, I want to stay where I am." That is not good. Then you become stagnant and that which becomes stagnant dies. It comes to a state of paralysis where it cannot feel anything anymore.
You are here and you are very happy, but you must go over there, too. While you are on your way, before you even get there, you want to go back again. No sooner do you get here than you come back because you miss it so much. You can focus upon that point and come back and forth to it as you wish. That focal point is so important to all of us.
Should the focus move around and change positions or should it stay where it is forever? It should stay forever. In history, kings and queens built their palaces strongly, out of brick and concrete, in order to last thousands of years. Our focus point also must be built very strongly. Should the focus be shadowy or should it be brilliant? It should be brilliant.
Now you know what the focal point is. Who wants to be this focal point of settlement? All of you. "I want to be that point and reside in that point." But then there are qualifications. A focal man and focal woman should have a certain prescribed quality. God has made it that way. There is such a thing as holding records in the Olympics, for instance. Not everyone is the same. The ones who have the best record are the ones who can become the focus point. Even seconds count. In one second, one can stay on or go off focus and affect one's record. The best record is the focus point.
Do you want to be the local focus or the world focus? Do you want to be a focus for a lifetime or a focus for the length of history? You know all the right answers! (Father and members laugh.) We all want the focus, which is eternal and which is the highest. Who wants that? "I" want it. Each one of us wants it. Isn't that true? There are no exceptions. Some may not answer, but they still want it. If his spouse is the focus, then he is constantly ready to go there, even though he moves around. He may go around attending his business, but he will always go back and he will continue doing that until the next time.
This focal point of settlement which God desires-what is it? It is none other than "me." Is there any such person who does not want to become this focal point of safe, cozy settlement? Everyone wants to be that. Then even though this is big and huge and immense, there is no place you are not connected. You are connected to every part and every place and every element of plus and minus and all areas. It may be vague, but we cannot deny that such a description is true. We all want it. A man wants to be a king and not just a small, local king, but a king who would command the whole world. Likewise, women wish to be queens. How can you actually become one? When you say, "I am the focus point," what are your qualifications for it? God's expectation of such queens is that they have connections with all women. There are mountainsides which are so uncomfortable, no one wants to go there. If you go there and make connections, then you are the type of queen, the type of focal point God desires. We all want to be the center focus point, but centering on what? What is so important about that focus point?
How can I go around the world is such a short time when we have so many things to do and so many restrictions? When can I do all that? Even if you spend one minute per person, there are five billion persons in the world. No matter how long you live, one lifetime is not enough. It is not possible according to time. You cannot do it by spending a lot of money, nor can you do it by knowledge, nor by might, nor power. With what are you going to cover all that ground? Only with True Love. But have you seen it? Where is True Love? Where is the naked place of that True Love? Where does that naked place of True Love come from? Does it come from within yourself or from God? (God.)
Have you seen True Love? Have you experienced True Love? Have you exerted True Love? We all talk about God, but has anyone of us ever seen God? How can we know God? If you move so fast that even God has trouble catching up with you, God will say, "Slow down a little bit." Then you know there is God! (Laughter.) Do you understand? (Yes.) Your mind is involved, too. If you are working so hard your mind says, "Slow down a little!" and God is really trying to catch up with you and still cannot, then God will say, "Slow down a little, will you?" Then you know, "Oh, there is God." If one is ready to die, if he really plunges into death and jumps right into the fire, then if someone pulls him out, he knows that is God. When you are ready to go through the barrier of death for righteousness, God will intervene: "No, you are not to die. You are to live." Then you know God. We must all experience that in our lifetime. The famous quote from the Bible is that those who are willing to die will live. All the five billion person population of the world will drop out, but one will keep going so fast and God will stop him. That is a whole new world, compared to which the world we are living in is as nothing. That is the borderline.
In the immense universe, like thin air, would there be a world which is dark or not? What is your guess? So long as there are stars and the stars are emanating light, there is some light. Even if you go higher and higher, still it is not dark because there are so many stars and some stars are very bright. There is no really dark place. There is always some light. There is one place which is more light and more bright than any other place. There is such a place. Satan prefers the darker place. He does not like the light because he sees himself. Our consciences are always seeking a lighter and lighter place, always seeking the light. We must try hard lest our bodies create a shadow. We want the light.
(Father refers to the diagram.) Where do you want to be? (In the center.) Do you want to ascend right to the center or do you want to go horizontally here and then go to the center? (Right to the center.) Well, that is what everyone desires because they all want efficiency. They want to go without any toil. But then, this world is so thin, only one line. Thus the right answer here is that we must connect as broadly as possible with the horizontal world before we go to the center.
When we see God, God is huge, immense. He encompasses the whole universe. Does God love an individual or does God love the whole universe? Does God love a country or the whole world? (The whole world.) Does He love a race or does He love a country? Does He love a family or love a race? Does he love a family or an individual? (A family.) We all know that God's love is always higher, broader, encompassing more.
Have you ever felt "I represent the whole world, heaven and earth"? Have you ever thought that you were representing the whole of heaven and earth? How many times a year do you feel like that? It is quite a serious question. Which should we think about more seriously-a nation or heaven and earth? Should an individual think more seriously about himself or should he think about the whole country? This is one of the basic teachings of the Unification Church. We are taught by Father that the individual should yield for the sake of the family. The family comes first; then the individual. He must sacrifice and invest. Investing means that when we sacrifice, we do not even mind it. The race sacrifices for the country, the nation for the world, the world for the universe, the universe for the cosmos, and the cosmos for God.
To live for the sake of myself as an individual-is that to love God? (No.) We can serve God, then come down from the larger one to the smaller and smaller one in order to really substantially love the smaller one. God goes around here on the shaft or axis. God occupies this place. Even though He is all alone in the whole being of His immense creation, He knows and feels He is the center of the whole universe. He must become, and we must become, the center of the whole world.
Starting from the whole universe, the whole cosmos and world, we must become the center of the nation, the race, the family, and the clan. We must even become the center of the individual. God created Adam and Eve with that in mind. We must understand that is the ideal of creation. God was to be the focal point of Adam and Eve, and they were to have a family and clan and then it would extend into the nation and further to the whole world and universe. All creation would be connected through them. God created Adam and Eve for this.
Here are Adam and Eve and that is the focus. In this sense, Adam and Eve are a microcosm, a small cosmos, representing the whole universe and all the elements in it. All the elements are here. Isn't that true? Isn't Adam's and Eve's focus the whole creation? (Yes.) Within you are the eight steps. Maybe no one knows it as well as Father does because we are too small, but if you enlarge yourself, you will find these eight steps. You, like Father, are in that position. We all have these same elements, even though we are smaller than the universe. We all want to represent God, too, don't we? That means everyone wants to be a king or queen and rightfully so. We are meant to be so.
Do you see? Sitting, standing, walking, we must always feel this. We represent all eight steps of the universe. We represent God. "I represent the universe, I represent the world, the nation, the clan, the race, and the family." If the fall hadn't taken place, we would have had a relationship with God like the body with the mind. How close are the body and the mind? They are so close. This world and I would have been like a plus and a minus, like the mind and the body. So we all have the desire to occupy that area. We want to own and have control over that territory, don't we? Our mind is so high and lofty, even reaching to God. Horizontally, you want to expand your territory, your influence and ownership, and vertically, you want to reach the highest circle or the highest point. Why? That is because we have this focus point. My body should come here and then go out and then come here again. We must do that. Our mind and body should make that movement, that motion.
How can we do that? To traverse the universe would take thousands of years, even if we went at the speed of light. How can we physically do that? The way to do that is none other than our families. When we say "settlement," there is the settlement of an individual, a family, a nation, and also the settlement of the whole universe. If the fall had not taken place, it would not have been so complicated. All you would have to do is to settle in your family and everything else would be automatic. You wouldn't even have to think about it; it would already have been done. Horizontally, you would be able to go at any time to the other end. You could go anywhere and everywhere so long as another human being lives there.
But here we must take heed. We must be very careful. If we prize the individual more and take the individual more seriously than the family, destruction will follow. If we take the family more seriously than we do the nation, etc.-that is out of the order of the universe. If you think the family is more important than the nation, destruction is coming. We must be most careful. Otherwise, God cannot move freely. Do you follow? (Yes.)
The spirit world is our native land. That native land is beyond time and space. You can go anywhere instantly, even millions and billions of miles. You surpass time. You can travel millions and billions of miles in a fraction of a second. In comparison to the whole universe, your family is like one small cell of a body. How many trillions of cells does your body have? The cosmos is the same. If you are not accustomed to living this way on earth, even if we go to a fantastic place in the spirit world, we cannot travel freely. We are always blocked. We need a family here, but to train ourselves to adapt to that world to which we are about to go forever, we must realize that small family doesn't matter much. "The whole deployment of the cosmos is my family." Then you are free to go anywhere and you are welcome anywhere. Do you understand?
Thus it becomes so important that the individual lives for the sake of the family, the family lives for the sake of the clan, the clan lives for the sake of the race, the race for the nation, the nation for the world, and the world for the sake of the cosmos. If we are accustomed to that way of life, once we go to the spirit world in eternal life, to our own native land, then there is absolutely no problem going anywhere and coming back, easily and safely. That is why Father is stressing this point. Do you follow? (Yes.)
Once we reach that eternal realm of the spirit world, we can measure it by unit and our family is that unit. One meter, one centimeter, one kilometer, etc. There is such a thing as units there, and this is a unit. The family is a millimeter. You can travel this one millimeter anywhere in the spirit world if you fit to that. If we are accustomed to living in this way and are well-trained in sacrificing for the larger whole, then once we go to the spirit world, we can go in and out of God's mind and body and come back as many times and as fast as we can. No obstacle will block us.
At that time, no matter which part of God you go to, God will welcome you. "Oh, you are back again! Oh, you are gone again! Oh, you are back again!" So we are going to liberate this family, this clan, this nation and the whole universe and even liberate God from injustice.
Father has said over and over again to us that the family is the training ground through which we can adapt to that immense world and country or native land of spirit world. We will have a free pass there if we have the right orientation. Here we think, "Oh, my family, my family," but once we reach there, we must be able to love the children of the village, even sacrificing our own children for them. We must not just hug our own children and not care about the rest of the children of that village. That is what God desires. That is God's love. He sacrifices those closest to Him. He sacrifices His closest son and closest daughter. This is God's ideal. This is where many of our Unification Church members are in a dilemma. "I must save my own family before I pay attention to my nation. I have no room to think about my nation; just my family." Yet we know Father is talking about serving the world. No matter how many times Father says it, it goes in one ear and out the other. "I don't care about the world! My family and I have a lot of serious problems-how can we save this world?" Should you think like that? No.
We all want to stand on God's side. If we want to stand on His side for certain and be accepted by God, then we should be ready to give up even our loving husband. At the risk of his life, we should care more about our nation and the world. Where is your mind? Is your mind on your family or is your mind focused on saving this nation? What about the world and what about God? We must move and we must work. Before we feel hunger, we must work. From the very early times when Father literally had no money to buy a bowl of rice until the present, Father has not worried much about how to support his family. Yet Father's sons and daughters never went hungry. They hardly even get sick! This is no exaggeration. Death and misfortune come and try to work on Father's family and they eventually have to say, "Oh, I made a mistake in coming here," and leave a blessing behind instead.
This man may always be unhappy because the world does not support and help him even though he is doing such wonderful and important work, but this man does not understand Father's secret. If he knew, he would not think that way. There is nothing to worry about. The only thing to worry about is, "Am I living for the sake of God? Am I truly living for the sake of the world?" God made this universe. We see the universe; it is very real. How can He leave us starving? If we leave everything and do not even worry about it, but go to where we should be, then God is free to do anything to help and comfort us. In the satanic world, we might get help or we might not, but if we are ahead of the five billion person population of the world in doing God's work, then God is free to do anything for us. Do you understand? Within Satan's realm, God cannot intervene, but once you go over Satan's territory and realm, God is free to support you.
Living with God, loving God, being in partnership with Him-what else do you need? All of a sudden you may feel that your path, your partnership with God is being blocked by your family, your children, your clan is holding you back. Your nation, too, is blocking you from becoming a partner with God because Americans always think about America. They cannot very well go over the country of America to the world. They think it is too much, but you must jump beyond that. You must give it up and go. If you can do it here, you can do it here. It is always close; it is not far. Then you can reach here and expand upward rapidly.
It is God's ideal right here, the plus position, and making it happen and doing it is the minus and they meet right here. Because of the fall, these walls between the individual and the family, the family and the nation, the nation and the world, the world and cosmos are very much there. Once we knock these down, we can go back and forth with God as our partner.
Father has knocked down these walls. The focus of settlement which God desires is True Parents, Adam and Eve. This is the meaning of the focus point of settlement. After all these things have been explained and done, then God can find this settlement point and every element can find this settlement and resting point. Once this is done, it can deploy very quickly to the whole world. Do you follow? (Yes.)
The Completed Testament Era is when God intervenes and does the work together with man. It is faster, it is very possible at all times. To be Blessed means True Parents are the trunk and we are the branches. We are grafted onto and become part of the original branch which came out of the trunk. The central root, the central trunk resembles God's original body. Adam and Eve were to fulfill that kind of position, but they lost it all, so the world does not have that kind of root. That is why the world is as it is today. How can we restore that? We must do it through indemnity. Indemnity means that those in the Abel position take a sacrificial position; then they are going up to higher and higher levels. This is the Unification Church's hope and righteous cause.
Satan made many wars. Father made it up this ladder of sacrifice through every war, through the individual, family, society, nation, and world wars. It was at a high cost. You have to ride on the back of the Parents. You must connect to the True Parents. Therefore, this is the very focal point where the whole thing is connected, where the blossoms and flowers of God's ideal will begin to bloom. Amen.
This blonde-haired daughter can be wed to a black brother and still they will be healthy and give birth to a lot of healthy offspring, and they will live happily ever after in the spirit world. We must learn that if we are white, we must love blacks more than we love whites, and vice versa. Do you understand? (Yes.)
When Father came to America. Father never thought, "Oh, this is a foreign country." Father thought, "This is my country. I will plant the seeds of true love here in this country. I am the ancestor of this country." From the first day, Father thought like that. He never thought, "I am going to bring something back with me from America or learn something here." From the first day, rather than take anything from this country, Father thought to give to it. We all know and Father knows that there is no visitor who comes to America with this determination to give. Everyone wants to take from it, like a beggar. The owner is not a beggar. He owns it, so why should he take? He wants to invest, to give, to revive and reconnect it.
In the beginning, of course, that was too much for people to comprehend, but today there are people who do understand what Reverend Moon meant to do in this country. In each and every area, they know that Reverend Moon helped them. So Father must leave this country, after having done all these things, and arrive back in the East. His name will go out to the world faster that way. Now the people are becoming aware, "Oh, we need Reverend Moon. He is a genuine, bona fide leader. He is a beneficiary." Then Father must leave. If he lingers on, it is not so good. If Father stays, it will slow down. If he leaves, it multiply much faster. This is why yesterday in the leaders' meeting, Father said he might not be here again so often or stay too long. Father has a foundation everywhere. He can certainly come back to America, but Father does not feel he wants to linger here because it is a better country. No. Father has done enough in America. He has fulfilled his portion of responsibility towards America. Father came to America in order to serve it, forsaking his own native country and village, forsaking Asia itself because he took America's fate more seriously than that of his own kinfolk. Now they have come to understand this, so it is time for him to return and take care of his own people. Therefore, Father proclaimed Tribal Messiahship.
We all know the importance of the unification of North and South Korea and nothing short of Father doing it himself will bring this about. Father was the catalyst for this conference between delegations from the North and the South. Father made the arrangements. In the unending war of discord in the Middle East, Father must be the key to solve it. Father knows the root of the problem and the solution; therefore, no one but Father can do it.
Now that we have grown up so much, yesterday all the leaders pledged that they will carry on what Father has left to us in Father's absence. Father instructed them yesterday that those who have never been through 40-day training should do it by all means. That will really give a person a good start. Once he has that, he can do just as Father has done-go around the whole country witnessing to the people day and night. Then America will revive.
(Father speaks in English.) Mother must unite Cain and Abel. This is the ultimate course of restoration, so Mother will do a campus lecture tour. Colleges are in the Cain position and high schools are in the Abel position. Mother will do a tour of another hundred universities. This is Mother's mission-to unite the children.
On the other hand, Father will go back. Father has done everything here, so Father will return to the Orient and recreate the Eve country. Eve was created from Adam by God. Father is the Adam, so he must go recreate the Eve. North and South Korea are divided now. Why is that? It happened right after World War II. At that time, Eve was in the bride's position. A bride needs a bridegroom. At that time in history, Korea was for the first time an independent country. With that kind of foundation, the Christian churches represented the bride. They were waiting and waiting for the Messiah to come, but because of their arrogant pride, they rejected him when he came. Through them, the world could have been united centering on Christianity. There was the bridegroom and the bride. The family could have come. The world was ready. God prepared all that after World War II, but the Christian churches representing the bride's position chased out the true bridegroom, just as in the first family, Eve chased out the real Adam. The worldwide level bride chased out the worldwide level bridegroom and Father had to go into the wilderness. In preparation for the Lord of the Second Advent, an independent culture was prepared in order to give him to the world. But they chased the bridegroom out, and Satan occupied the Christian background and culture. He took over the whole world, claiming ownership, and the Lord of the Second Advent was chased into the wilderness. There were no children, no tribe, no nation, no world.
Think about God's position then. He was all alone in the wilderness. This was God's position, following Reverend Moon out alone into the wilderness. Satan always put up obstacles before me, trying to tear me down, for to him I am the most fearsome guy. The whole individual base, the family base, the national base, and the world base were completely taken away in the rejection of the one Reverend Moon. How miserable God's position was at that time. This was God's situation. From there, we started climbing up. It took fifty years. Rev. Moon is a smart guy. He had to infiltrate Satan's world, using his clever brain. He had to live out those steps, one by one. For 40 years, Father cultivated everywhere in the world. No matter what Satan's power, he cannot erase, cannot change Reverend Moon's power. Satan used military and cultural power-Satan used every kind of power to attack me. But step by step, Father fought back up all those steps.
No matter how much power America has, it cannot affect me. It does not matter how they attack me. History cannot erase that mistake of the world of the white race against me. Yet Father won. Father won over the American world. (Applause.) No matter how Satan's world came against me, it wound up being occupied by me. Satan proudly had all that knowledge and power arrayed against me, but now they are saying, "Reverend Moon, please don't go back! Stay and help us!"
Who can make the two separate cultures and worlds of the East and West come together if not Reverend Moon? We must make one world and one hope. That is our responsibility. Is that true? (Yes.)
When Father did not understand English very well, he thought Colonel Han was doing pretty well, but now that Father understands English, he knows that is not the case. Colonel Han chops important branches off, leaves things out, puts things upside down-so Father undertook the task himself! (Applause.)
(Colonel Han resumes translating). Wherever we may be, at whatever moment, we should take hold of Father. This is an analogy. Father went through this course as a pioneer. We must follow this same course, this same pattern, not pioneering anymore but following him to the national base. Father is not even talking about the cosmic base, just the national base. If we cannot even do so much as that, we'd better die early. From here, there is no persecution, whereas before, this was all persecution. 24 hours a day, like Father did, we must go without sleep and without food, devoting all our time to teaching, to doing seminars and teaching the people in your home town. Then your family will come alive and so will America. Then America will never perish. Without that, we all know what the fate of America will be.
Christians thought they could try to save America. Now they have come to realize that they have tried everything and that there is nothing more left for them to try. Now they will not oppose us so much. We will teach them, too.
Now we can harvest from the tree. From the small branch we create, we can harvest the same fruit and the same blossom as the main tree. Do you follow? It is the same seed, not a different seed, of what Father has done. You, too, can accomplish all that you desire by connecting and becoming one with the True Parents and standing on this same point of settlement and sharing all the foundation which Father created. Our mind and body will become united when we stand in the firm position of living for the sake of and loving the world. Your family will be in a position to love the world. Just as God Himself sacrificed His own son, the one closest to Him, in an effort to save the whole world, we too, like God and our True Parents, should sacrifice what is near and dear to us in an effort to save the nation and the world. Then we will be able to settle on the focal point.
Those who are determined to do this, those who say, "Yes, Father, I will become one with your family, one with you, and stand on the focal point of settlement. I will be the one to be like you," raise your hands.
Today at 11:00 a.m. Father flies back to Korea, and he does not know when he will return. While Father is gone, Father expects you to do your best to fulfill this mission. God bless you. (Applause.)