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Bamboo Room, World Mission Center, New York Translator - Bo Hi Pak, January 28, 1993
There are so many races, so many divisions here on earth. God intended to create only one family of man. No organization in the original world of God was greater than one family. Today the greatest problems of our world are the divisions between races and nations, the boundaries separating different cultures. For God's providence today, these are the biggest problems. Who created such divisions? Satan did it. This world is suffering from confusion, division, and lack of direction. As a result, the human race is gradually moving straight toward hell everyday.
On the other hand, in contrast to this division, God's providence has been to unite the divided world and divided races into the one original family of man. I would like for you to know that the job ahead of us is to finish the fight between God and Satan. This struggle has to be completed.
The will of Satan is to destroy the providence of God, or God's work here on earth. Therefore, we have to create a new strategy which will overcome the satanic strategy to destroy God's will. . . . Since Satan already created the satanic world, when someone is trying to create the heavenly world, you will see that the entire world will come against that person. That is what the Unification Church is all about. From the very beginning, the Unification Church was faced with the most incredible opposition from the satanic ranks, because they knew that the Unification Church was the embodiment of the dispensation of God. For that reason, in the mind of Satan, victory meant the destruction of the Unification Church. From day one of the creation of this great religion, persecution and opposition were continuous.
By the outcome of World War II, the providence for the subjugation of Cain by Abel was fulfilled on the world scale, beyond the national or racial scale. Since the end of that war, the Cain and Abel providence has been clearly manifested on the world level. If the Christian world, which won a great victory in World War II, had united with Father's ideology at that time, we would not have to be going through this prolonged dispensational work today. The seed of the fall, which was sown in the Garden of Eden through Adam and Eve, and which bore fruit in the conflict between Cain and Abel, should have been restored by the worldwide dispensation.
God had been using England as the central country for His will during World War II. The United States, a Protestant nation which was born of England, was in the position of the Abel son. The lineup between the nations in the Cain and Abel sons' positions was a very important, final dispensational manifestation of God. If there had been acceptance of the True Parents and the Unification Church after World War II, heaven and True Father and the True Family could have been united as the restored, perfected family of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Then all the work of Satan would have been demolished. There would have been no room for Satan to flourish on the face of the earth. However, that was not accomplished.
Look at the history of Jesus' life two thousand years ago. He was born as the Messiah. The hope and aspiration of the Jewish people of those days was to receive their Messiah, and Jesus came as the Messiah, but nobody recognized him because he was born in such a humble way. Furthermore, he was known as an illegitimate child. His family and relatives persecuted him because of the circumstances surrounding his birth. Also, he was never educated. He did the humble, manual work of a carpenter. The people of that day never expected that their Messiah would come in such a manner and that it would be difficult to accept him.
God's will at that time was for the king of Israel as well as the high priest of Judaism to accept Jesus as the King of Kings. The history of the chosen nation of Israel was nothing but a training period, a rehearsal, so to speak, for the acceptance of the coming Messiah. This centered upon the holy temple. The temple-centered way of life and customs pervaded the entire Jewish nation and that was supposed to have prepared the people to accept the Messiah when he came.
Jesus came as the only-begotten Son of God, but the world did not accept him and instead relegated him to the worst, lowest position. The fallen world considered him to be satanic, like a devil. As I have stated, acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah was not an easy thing to do at that time. For that reason, God sent a forerunner for Jesus, John the Baptist, who was supposed to lead people to Jesus through his testimony, to enable the people to accept Jesus. However, even John the Baptist failed. Once he failed, there was no hope for Jesus to be accepted. So this 33-year-old young single man was going around the Sea of Galilee and speaking to the fishermen. That was a very miserable manifestation of the Messianic crusade.
Jesus was accused as a criminal, as one who wanted to destroy society, and he was an outcast. Finally his enemies found a reason strong enough to get him crucified. The nation of Israel was in the position of Cain, while the religion of Judaism was Abel. But Cain and Abel are not sufficient in God's dispensation. Someone must appear in the mother's position. The unity of Cain and Abel would create the environment for the mother's position, which was absolutely necessary. This is almost like plus and minus. Abel is like plus, Cain is like minus. Upon the unity of plus and minus, the mother can appear.
The dispensational will has always been salvation, or recreation. Recreation goes through the same Divine Principle. Therefore, the united Cain and Abel must enter into unity with the mother, and together they could return to the father. This is the ultimate step established by heaven. This step was supposed to be completed in the Old Testament era, but because of the crucifixion of Jesus, this was not fulfilled. Therefore, the Second Coming became necessary and the same formula had to be accomplished on the world scale. The same formula which failed in the Old Testament era had to be accomplished on the world scale.
The history of Christianity for 2,000 years has been the New Testament era. This has been only a spiritual crusade. There has been no physical nation to stand on, no physical salvation possible. The world has had to repeat certain dispensational cycles or patterns. That pattern was born at the time of the crucifixion, when the thieves were hanging on the left and right of Jesus, and the thief Barabbas escaped death. The world has lined up today on the right and the left. The thief on the right side is represented by the Christian world, while the thief on the left is represented by the satanic world, and then Barabbas is represented by the religious sphere of Islam. Also, the concept of left-wing and right-wing ideologies was born at the time of the Crucifixion.
Today, the world is divided both spiritually and physically into Cain and Abel camps. On the spiritual level, God has been working through the Abel camp, the Christian world, while Satan has been working through the Cain camp, or the Islamic world. The right-wing ideology is Abel, while the left-wing ideology is Cain. This is the line-up inherited from the crucifixion of Jesus. The Messiah's return came on the foundation of the victory of the Allied forces in World War II. When the Messiah comes again, he will have to go through the same formula which Jesus should have gone through but couldn't. The only difference between now and then is that it was on the national level at Jesus' time, and the Second Coming will be on the international, world level.
The Second Coming of the Messiah was to have fulfilled all these processes in only seven years' time between 1945 - 1952. That means the liquidation of all satanic elements, the unity between Cain and Abel, would all have been done on the world level. Those were the two most important aspects: a seven-year time period, and establishment of a true family unit on the earth for the first time. Imagine if the victorious Allied nations had accepted Father as the Messiah of the Second Coming and had bowed down before him. Think about that-it was the will of God.
The second coming is no easier than the first one because the Bible never stated in even one line that the Messiah would return in the flesh. So the Christians have been awaiting the Second Advent to take place on the clouds of heaven. This is equal in difficulty to the time of the first coming of the Messiah. In these adverse conditions, I have made my way forward and established this foundation. Certainly it has not been an easy victory.
The unity of Christianity, including the different denominations and branches such as Catholicism and Protestantism, can be accomplished once they recognize the coming of the Messiah. Likewise, other world religions can be united on that foundation of unity between Christianity and the Messiah. However, the victorious Allied nations did not come and bow down to the True Father. Instead, they rejected him just as Jesus was rejected. Therefore, the victorious foundation of World War II was completely turned over to the satanic camp. Instead of accepting the advent of True Parents, they rejected them. This was done not only by the free world and established Christianity, but also by the entire world and world religions. So the rejection of the Second Coming of the Messiah was total and complete. At one point, Satan was totally victorious. He had won his victory over the entire world, except for one person: Reverend Moon. If Satan could have found a way to liquidate him, Satan's victory would have been permanent. Permanent.
The entire world united to oppose one man. But that one man was not an ordinary man. Within him lay the seed for the perfection of the individual, the perfection of the family, perfection of the race, perfection of the nation, perfection of the world and cosmos. The fulfillment of the complete liberation of God lay within that one man. Upon this one man, True Father, the entire perfection is resting, so when he moves he can be a leader of the family, the race, nation, world and cosmos. All of history moves according to the direction in which he moves. Without knowing this fact, we are gathered together today for no good reason.
Following this one man, the Messiah, and the True Parents, we shall accomplish the same perfection, so that the family can be perfected through this one man, the tribe can accomplish perfection through this one man, the nation and world and cosmos. Therefore, the new heaven on earth shall be a reality, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth shall truly be a reality through this one man. Therefore, this one man is the center of the universe, the center of all perfection. But instead of accepting the good news, the good way of perfection, the entire world united to go against Father, and Father became the one who was cast out into the wilderness, and even down into hell. The entire world looked down upon Father as a demonic person, an evil man. All kinds of bad things were attributed to my name. Where would God be in such a situation? God would go after Reverend Moon because God needs only one man. God does not need Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, all those religions.
Father has been completely cast out by Satan and the satanic realm, truly into the wilderness as well as into the dungeons of hell. However, there was one more opportunity for Father. Even though the United States, Great Britain and France were completely handed over to Satan, there was one more chance that the Messiah could utilize, one more way for him to pick up his own Adam nation, his own Eve and archangel nations, and create a counterattack against the satanic elements.
One way was that of John the Baptist, who was given the job of forerunner for the Messiah 2,000 years ago. His mission is to restore the nation and race, and prepare them for the Messiah. Father had to assume the John the Baptist role first, before the Messiah's role, and had to create that foundation first. Then I could stand upon it as the Messiah. This is the strategy I have followed. I stood entirely alone for the restoration of the 4,000 year Old Testament era which was the preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The rule in that era was "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," but that rule would not bring any good fruit, it totally failed. So Father installed a new law of paying indemnity. Instead of living for 4,000 or 400 years, which is impossible, I had to pay the indemnity within 40 years' time and indemnify all the wrongdoing of the past 4,000. So within the span of 40 years, I was able to restore all the failures of the Old Testament and New Testament eras.
When Jesus was crucified, there was a thief on the right and a thief on the left. When Father was cast out in the wilderness, it was almost like being crucified, even though I was not physically killed. But in the eyes of Satan, I was cast into complete defeat. Therefore, I had to deal with the same pattern as that of Jesus' crucifixion and bring back the right thief and left thief on the world level, and they had to come together to support Father. That was done in the 40 year period. Therefore, Father was in the position of restoring the Allied, predominantly Christian nations and working with them to bring them back to the righteous positions.
The time of the Second Coming has been the re-establishment of the events at the time of the crucifixion, particularly the line-up of the right thief, left thief and Barabbas. On the world level, religion and ideology has divided into three different parts, Christianity, communism, and Islam. Father has to bring all these three into unity so that they each accept Father. Father started the dispensation from the John the Baptist position and brought these three elements together, in order to have a foundation on which to stand.
Since I lost everything, I had to start over again from scratch. This is what I have accomplished within 40 years, and in particular during the past 20 years. Since I came to this country in 1972, I have been able to break down all the barriers, winning each step and coming back to the center. I could not be killed by Satan, but had to remain physically alive and continue winning the victory step by step, so that my ministry could claim the total victory. Then I could establish the Adam nation, Eve nation, and archangel nation upon which God could fulfill His dispensation.
(Long passage here in Korean which is not translated.)
Father came to the United States to work with the American people, the government, and U.S. Christianity. We were able to work on so many down-to-earth issues and to inspire the Reagan administration to achieve victories which ultimately brought down the empire of communism. Upon that victory Father could go on and the consummation of all the dispensational ruler were accomplished. Christianity failed its mission, so the Unification Church was established.
Father worked with the two Reagan administrations and the one Bush administration, and now Clinton has come into office. This is almost like a self-test, to see whether the United States can rise above Clinton and unite ideologically with Father. If so, then this nation can have hope. If the Clinton administration fails to unite with Father, then it will go down the drain. When Clinton and his policies come into being, the first opposition must come from Christianity. But Christianity has lost its center and its hope. For that reason, they have lost their power, and that is why Clinton was allowed to win the election. It was the failure of Christianity. This nation which is supposed to be Christian has been turned into almost a model nation for Satan, losing everything precious. People are losing their own identity, losing brotherhood, losing their own parents, and losing God. This nation has really become a playground for Satan.
During these 40 years of Father's laying the victorious foundation, the new era of the Mother has emerged. Mother's era was begun in 1992, April 10, at the great rally for the foundation for the Women's Federation for World Peace. That was preceded by True Parents' Blessing for many Islamic members. That set the condition to bring unity to the entire world. The established Korean families, American families, European families, and Islamic families came together to be Blessed, and the Blessed family was established before the foundation of the world level women's federation. Even people from the communist world were represented. That means even the communists can accept True Parents' family and family system. Upon this foundation, Mother can step forward. Truly what Mother did in 1992 was nothing short of a miracle.
Mother's victory in 1992 was absolutely phenomenal, starting out from Korea, which is in the elder sister's position to the rest of the women of the world. Mother went to the entire nation, almost like a hurricane occurring in Korea, then she moved on to Japan and the United States, then to Europe and Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. All those nations were almost like prisons. Mother is liberating the prison. Australia and New Zealand were used as prison colonies in the past, and Mother and Father went there in order to liberate those countries. In the year of 1992, Mother was working to bring the people of the entire world into the bosom of the True Parents. Mother was physically bringing people. Communist nations such as the People's Republic of China opened their arms to Mother. When the PRC and Russia become united into one, Korea's sovereignty will be assured. Kim Il Sung is in the position of satanic messiah, holding his position for more than 40 years, the longest surviving ruler in the world. His time is up now, however, because of the victory of Father and Mother.
Now the remainder of the mission is the Unification of the Fatherland, and Father is mobilizing all the primary, superpower nations. Upon their cooperation, the unity of the homeland can be accomplished. This is what Father is now working on in 1993. When Father spoke to President George Bush, he made an important recommendation about things that needed to be done by his administration. But Mr. Bush did not follow those instructions. What happened to him? He was defeated, as you know. The Clinton administration is almost a repetition of the Carter administration. Christianity was supposed to be the central force opposing such an administration from coming in, but as I said, Christianity has lost its center. It has no leadership, no vision or spirit, no core. For that reason, Christianity failed and this allowed for Clinton to come in. Therefore, Christianity here in the United States and in the rest of the world has failed its mission thoroughly, so the world has only one way to follow: the way of the Unification Church. Only the Unification Church can show the world vision and hope for the future.
In Washington, the well-known former senator Paul Laxalt was once a Republican candidate . I asked Bo Hi Pak to go and meet with him, and Senator Laxalt sent greetings to me and Mother on our birthdays today. And at the same time, he said, "Today, America is crumbling fast. With Clinton, this nation is crumbling even faster. There is only one hope-that Reverend Moon's crusades can win out, and not only upset Clinton but be the engine moving this nation in the other direction. This is the only hope." Senator Laxalt was saying that he would assist Father in order to advance God's work and Providence here in this country. Especially, he said, he would like to mobilize his dear friends, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, to lend their support. He volunteered to help with introductions in that direction. Those people who have been very prominent in Father's dispensational path, such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan, now George Bush, all these people shall be mobilized for the final stage of God's dispensational work.
Further, Father and Mother have set a strong enough foundation in China, so that you can see here the United States, the former Soviet Union, China, centering upon Korea and Japan-all these countries are now in Father's bosom, under Father's wing. For that reason, from now on the great Providential will shall be accomplished during this year of 1993. (An infant cries out and Father talks back. Laughter.)
Upon the worldwide victory of our True Parents, Father declared the incredible dispensational will for tribal messiahship, and at the same time, the homecoming providence. This is the final chapter horizontally of the Unification providence. Now the Second Advent can descend upon the earth vertically, and this will create the horizontal base. True Father is the victorious Second Advent completing Jesus' mission, on the earth. Tribal messiahship is the representative position. In other words, the restoration of the rejection of Jesus is the purpose of the tribal messiahship. If that is accomplished, then there is not much more to be done. That is the grand finale of God's dispensation. So the only mission that remains is the tribal messiahship.
You know already the purpose of tribal messiahship, where we are heading and what needs to be done. As we move forward, the satanic world is retreating. They have to retreat; there is no other choice. When I speak about this year's slogan - the Unification of the Fatherland - I am not speaking about only the unification of the Korean peninsula. It is a much greater scope, the unification of the entire world, the one harmonious world which God intended. That is the unification which I am speaking about. And that unification must be centered upon true love. So the entire message of 1993 was the message of true love. The Unification race has been born-that means you, the Blessed families of the Unification Church. And the unification is now physical. North and South shall be our fatherland, no question about it. However, that will be only the center of the world wide unification. That is what God is ultimately aiming for.
The final mission of the Unification Church is completion of tribal messiahship, which is centered upon three missions. First, the restoration of your ancestors. Second, you must find your hometown. Thirdly, you will liberate God, so that God shall be with you all the time. There will be no barriers between you and God. You will be with Father, God will be with you, and you will be with God. That is the purpose of our ultimate mission, the tribal messiahship. The tribal messiahship is bringing your dead father and mother, those in spirit world, into the perfected Adam's position. This is a new and incredible concept that we can bring even our dead ancestors into perfection. That is what the power of the tribal messiah is all about. Therefore, in order to restore the world races in a quicker way, Father held the Blessing of the 30,000 couples and those who had studied the Principle for as little as a one week seminar could be included in that Blessing. In three years, when we have another Blessing for 360,000 couples, this world will be entirely united. That means "Mission Accomplished."
Jesus lost all his disciples. What you are supposed to do is become a tribal messiah and restore all the disciples lost by Jesus. From that point on, you are opening up a new era and that is called the Completed Testament Era. Therefore, from now on Father's goal is to move on and Bless 360,000 couples within the next three years. Moving on even further than that, Father will bless 3.6 million youths, not just couples. Father is not going to touch those married couples any more, but will only deal with young men and women who are unmarried. Actually from this standpoint, you must realize that the free world is far from the realization of Father's will. The movement toward God's will is happening far more rapidly in the former communist countries. We can observe what is happening in Russia, the Ukraine and Byelorussia. In all those countries, including even China and North Korea, we can see that there will be young people who will line up much faster with Father and comprise the 3.6 million youths to be blessed by Father.
The fastest way is to become a missionary to Russia and to restore all those youths, those spiritually-hungry young men and women. Tens of millions of people are awaiting the touch of your hands. This is the reason Father is bringing all the missionaries to Russia. This is no time for assistance to come from Japan alone, but also it should be coming from the western world. Japan, however, shall be helping create Cain and Abel unity of the Korean peninsula, that is North and South unification.
The primary goal and direction of Father has changed. No longer is our emphasis the United States. The United States must stand up and support other countries like Russia. Unless the United States does that much, you will be abandoned by God. (Father speaks in Korean. Translation given in summary:) Basically what Father is explaining is that the satanic world is going in the direction of total decadence. Look at the rampant homosexuality, lesbianism, drug addiction, crime, teen pregnancy. All these incredible things are occurring and making the entire society corrupt and completely rotten. Father is saying that we must simply go in the exactly opposite way, 180 degrees in the other direction. That is the basic rule of Father's principle. From now on, whatever Reverend Moon does, he is going 180 degrees different from the current world. That is also what you should do to follow Father. This is absolutely true not only in the United States but also in Korea, Japan and all the western nations. So be bold and strong and do not fear. (Applause.) Thank you.
On this day of True Parents' Birthday 1993, we are having an extraordinary celebration, with a special dispensational and historical meaning. Our mission will continue up to the year 2000, and that year is right in front of us. From the year 2000, we will move on with added vigor on the foundation of victory. Also, Father is going to put emphasis on the media. Therefore, we want to see emphasis on The Washington Times and the media in Korea, as well as other places. The media is going to be an important, central theme for Father's dispensation for this year. You have to know how to deal with the media and how to digest the media, as well as utilize the media. We are working on the national scale of restoration.
All that I am saying is that your mission is to fulfill tribal messiahship. That is absolutely everything that needs to be done. Completion of that will mean that you have accomplished your mission and your purpose of being. Father is like the trunk. The center of the tree is that trunk, all the way from the root to the buds. The tribal messiahship is like the branches. A victory will show numerous healthy branches. That is the work of tribal messiahship. We will create the biggest tree, one that has never tasted any experience of the fall or any fallen experiences. A completely unfallen tree will be created. That is the tree of life. Those who pledge that you will do that family-level tribal messiahship, raise your hands and say, "Yes, Father." God bless you.
The word "Completed Testament": only we use it. All the families here in are America are what? Old families. And who has been controlling the old families? Satan has. Why did God let that happen, why could he not control his own creation? It is because he did not have a family of his own. Not even one.
In one family how many members are living? Two. It starts from two. So two have to unite and become one. It is that important for two to get together and unite. Man represents heaven and woman represents earth. So the two coming together represent heaven and earth coming together. Or you can look at it in a different way. Man is the eastern hemisphere, woman is the western. So the whole world comes together. Heaven and earth is vertical and east and west are horizontal. Now we have a problem of east and west. Also we have divisions between religious people and secular people. The human problem consists of man and woman. There are only two types of human. When man and woman unite there will be the solution. Very simple. We think we have many problems in the world but all of them can be traced to this very point. All problems in the world can be traced to this disunity in the family.
Neither man nor woman can live without the emotional side of life. Mankind needs knowledge; when we know something it feels good. Secondly we need emotion; when you are filled with emotion you feel happy. Which is more important: Do we seek knowledge or emotion and happiness? In the Bible God created the world and said it is good, which means the subject and object are in harmony. When you are happy something good is already included. But good does not necessarily include happiness. In the Orient we say knowledge, emotion and will. But actually it should be emotion, will and knowledge, in that order. Here in the west knowledge is most important. That is wrong; emotion is first. The characteristic of the west is knowledge, the east is emotion; therefore they are closer to the essence of religion. Eastern people have been searching for happiness and peace, whereas in the west it is knowledge and intelligence. Which is more worthy for you to pursue, what makes you good or what makes you happy? Happiness is inclusive of good, but not the other way around. You cannot say it is good and as such embrace happiness. Happiness is larger than goodness.
Something of emotion and heart is more important. And certainly heart, not knowledge, is the center of the family. Do you agree? (Yes.) And we all love Mother, don't we? (Yes.) Did you love Mother because of her looks or her loving heart? She is the Mother of heart. She accepts you no matter what you do. Even if she only has one eye, still you love her. So this rich, abundant heart overrides many things such as beauty. This world of emotion does not change so much. There is no revolution possible in this world of love. An animal's love towards its offspring cannot be changed. You cannot change your offspring.
When you're happy, when the husband and wife are united and children are harmonious, then you can say the family is happy. You must understand this clearly. The emotional points are the most important. We can simply conclude by saying that the world's problems will end when man and woman unite harmoniously. Where can we find a beginning to all these problems? Many people claim they have a solution. Some say the world's problems must be solved first. Others will say, "No, it is a social problem." But not so; we know it begins in the family. Let the American government become more prosperous, but can they solve the world's problems? With force can they solve these problems? No. Where can world peace come from? It is not even the clan level; the family is the key. Do you think that is true? Stop to think. If you look at your family, you immediately see many problems. Grandparents, parents, brothers all have problems. Couples have problems. Relatives have problems. All eight people have problems. They also individually have a mind and body problem. So the grandparents', parents' and children's generations all have problems. So world peace cannot be found except by looking at the individual.
All the women sitting here: Can you say you have no problems? What is your problem? It is mind and body disharmony. We can complain, "Why did God make me so?" If you do not understand the Fall, you cannot explain it and you will conclude that there can be no God. You will seriously reason, if God is perfect, loving and good and yet made this world, you can only conclude that God does not exist or is a bad being. Without referring to the Fall nothing makes sense and the conclusion that God does not exist can easily be drawn. Goodness, happiness, peace and hope are only empty rhetoric if you do not understand the Fall. Within the individual the mind and body are not harmonized. This is not only for western people, but everyone in the whole world has the same problem. Even a man of religion is no exception. They struggle just as much as others. So that enemy of peace, happiness and hope is in me. No one else. If I cannot solve my problem it is very unlikely that I can build a good family. If the mind and body fight, freedom will make it worse. Americans like freedom. But that freedom is meaningless and freedom will laugh at him: "You like me?"
If you are talking about constructing a building, you must start with perfectly level ground. Is a leaning building enjoying freedom? No, it is trying very hard not to fall. Everyone wants to build a big house on sloping ground. When the mind is not in peace with the body, you have no motivation to do anything. If a woman whose mind and body are not united tries to love her husband, she ends up fighting. People are all seeking happiness, but they end up fighting. We must not visualize the world in big turmoil. The atomic bomb is not exploding in the world, but in my mind and body.
If the body fights against the mind, will that man go to heaven or hell? Hell. If they become one then you can go to heaven. Heaven or hell. So what is our chance of going to hell? Eighty % or twenty %? You know the state of your mind very well. What about your eyes, are they balanced between left and right? Your eyes and nose are located along a center line, in pairs. Do the eyes fight each other? No. All the five senses work as one, but why does the mind and body fight? If that is the rule, God should have built everything to fight, but that is not the case; only the mind and body fight. Why? Due to the Fall.
Look at the Christians. They say, "I will go to church, listen to a sermon and pray a little, then my sins will be erased and I will go to Heaven." They also say the Moonies are teaching heresy. But we are lucky to understand the Fall; we now have hope to find a solution. Therefore understanding the fall is important and gives us hope. Even God cannot solve these problems; only individuals can solve them. Historically no one has been able to do that. Not even God. Man and woman according to the original formula must unite. In English language you have M and W; it looks easy to become one. Is that true? (Yes). I don't believe it. There is more fighting in the west. The women always claim that they are higher than men. The fact that men let women go above them means they are not worthy to live. But a woman will not become prosperous if she goes above a man. In America who is above whom? Man or woman? It's a problem. Who is up now? Woman. Thank you. That's true. (Laughter). They all laugh their silent support.
After Jesus was crucified, who ascended to heaven, man or woman? Man. Man represents heaven, woman represents earth. If you put it upside down it becomes dark with not so much hope for the future. Jesus' spirit ascended to heaven and the Holy Spirit, representing Mother, came to earth. Women are a receptacle and are to receive. In the west, when you love, the women go above the man. That is wrong; it is not natural. Man who represents God and heaven should be above woman. Should this society dominated by women be corrected or left alone? No.
It's very important that we abide by natural law in order for us to prosper. Why does a man have a beard? It symbolizes power and force. A man with a heavy beard is wild. Women like that. He is strong. But one with a little beard is not so masculine, perhaps a eunuch. Unification Church women know this. Some may not be happy, but this is nature. So the problem is with the individual. When someone says world peace comes from an individual, is this wrong? No. Man is an individual and woman is also an individual. Is that not true? Before you make a family you are individuals. World peace through families is correct but world peace through individuals is more essential.
Unless the individual becomes unified in mind and body, he cannot unite with another. So both have to unite their mind and body and then they can be united with each other. World peace and happiness come from an individual and hope and freedom all begin with a perfect individual. We must keep unification of mind and body in mind. Unless we have unification we cannot have freedom, hope or peace, no matter how hard we try. If you go in the street and demonstrate for hope, peace and freedom, you do not know what you are talking about unless you unite your mind and body. It is simple but true. Unification Church is not a haphazard name. It is important and serious. So the church which advocates and has unification has hope, freedom, happiness and peace. It has everything.
We start with individual unity, family unification, clan unification, racial unification, national unification, world unification, spirit world unification and unification of God. When we go through all these stages we will bring peace on earth, and bring heaven into being.
This is our destination. But we cannot reach there if there is fighting on the lower levels. So in mankind there are 2.5 billion men and 2.5 billion women. Look at New York City at rush hour, so many people. But you cannot order them unless you divide them into men and women. Imagine a world of only men. What could they do; how would they behave? Would they be able to sleep, or would they be afraid of the night? What if they are all women, maybe it would be worse because there would be many rumors. There would be a history of rumors. Rumors would abound, they grow small but they inflate. No matter how many millions of people come to work in the morning, but at night man and woman go home. But without men or without women, this world would be chaotic, there would be no order.
We must know that man and woman exist together, and because of love between man and woman, we can have order in the world. Love is absolutely essential. Love puts everything into order. What problems would you expect if all men were in love with all women? There would be no problems. So how should man love a woman or vice versa? There is no prototype from God. There is no prototype from God of how a man or woman should love. Also there is no perfect description from God of how a man or woman should be.
In the Unification Church we have the blessing. What is the meaning of that blessing? Become a perfect individual and a perfect family. What is the formula to become perfect? That original standard is absolute and unchanging eternally. If there are two, one is wrong. We have to compare both. If we look at one, but it does not measure up, it must be false. The perfect prototype of man or woman must be in God. The one perfect woman should come from earth and the perfect man come from heaven. They should be matched; then heaven and earth will come into unity. In woman and man there is mind and body. The individual mind and body become one; then man and woman can become one.
Then for that woman whose mind and body are not one, and yet she goes to her husband hoping for her mind and body to become one - does she have a right to do that? She is not righteous. The same for man: he is not righteous, and is a destroyer of that woman. Man has a conscience. In this perspective, can anyone say, "I am perfectly qualified as a perfect woman"? Yet still these women have carried on with their family life and had children. Is that true love or false love? But we did not know that. The children, like God, will know how true or false their parents are. How much sin are we committing by lying about this basic point? Is there any fault with this reasoning? How could we get away with this? Because we were ignorant. These are thief-like Blessed Couples. God will say to this man, "Stop. Are you qualified to go to your wife's room? Are your mind and body united?" We must repent about this, very much. Likewise, if a woman tries to disguise her disunity, but still goes to her husband, there is no worse sin than that. How much God is waiting to see a united man whose body follows his mind, and a woman and family like this too.
For a woman whose mind and body are fighting, are her eyes God's or Satan's? God created her eyes perfectly but they are now Satan's vampire, snake eyes. Her nose is more wandering than an elephant's. Her ears too. What about her mouth? Our hands are a problem. So we live a long lifetime. During those long hours how many hours were your mind and body unified? Maybe one hour, 24 hours or one month during your entire life. This is a serious question. How many hours of your life did you live in unification? Each of you should calculate that and think about it. This is the most crucial thing.
Until now all saints taught unification from without. But for the first time in history, Father is now teaching unification from within. Imagine how much sacrifice and suffering throughout history there has been to bring about the perfection of one man and one woman. That suffering is to make me perfect. We see in biblical history, the entire work of 2000 years of the New Testament was to create one bride. For whom? The groom. That man who appears is the Messiah. Earth must provide the bride; heaven will provide the groom. Mind and body unification is vertical. Man and woman unification is horizontal. If it is planted this way this is the fruit that it will bear. This is the purpose of the Unification Church work, and the mass weddings that we have. In the Old Testament era, the bride begins in hope to meet the groom. Who are the chosen people? It is through these chosen people that we find the woman. Centering on Satan we have Adam and Eve, and Cain and Abel. Originally it should have been centered on God. But because of the fall the family became centered on Satan. This is hell. It expands from the family to the clan, nation and world. This must be recreated. Each level has a subject and object. If Cain and Abel unite they both become object to the higher subject. So there are always corresponding subjects and objects at each level. Centering on the mother, Eve, there are Cain and Abel. Then united with their mother, Cain and Abel center on Adam. The heavenly groom should come from heaven, because the earth is Satan's domain. The bride should come from the unity of Judaism and the Israel nation. These two represent Cain and Abel. Perfected Eve unites with her children and they become a minus to Adam. They can then become a minus to God and unite. This recreates the original world. The indemnity to restore this was paid in the Old Testament era.
Jesus came under these circumstances to achieve this goal. But what happened? Jesus came as a restored Adam and the goal of God on the national level was to restore the nation. However, Jesus was expelled rather than welcomed. As a result, centering on the cross, the left wing and right wing came into being. Barabbas, whose life was saved, represents Islam and Jesus who died represents Christianity. Christianity and the right wing became one. Islam, the descendants of Barabbas and the left wing united and still today these two are enemies. The Old Testament dispensation failed and moved into the New Testament era. The same purpose remains only that it is now on the world level, not the national level. Because of the Cross, salvation is only spiritual. In the same way the world now waits for the bride again. Where Judaism stood, Christianity now stands and the country is now America. Before this came to pass, World War II had to be fought. At the end of World War II, England, America and France were on God's side. Japan, Germany and Italy were on Satan's side. Why should this pattern appear? Jesus brought spiritual salvation, but salvation needs to be done physically with countries on the world level.
Satan's side and God's side fought each other. In World War II the allied side won the victory. If England as the mother, Eve, and America and France as Cain and Abel become one on the world level they can go to meet the groom who comes as the restored Adam. They are restored in mind and body and are ready to meet the groom. This is the end of the New Testament era. At Jesus' time the spirit and mind were separate, because of the crucifixion, but at the end of World War II this was restored. These three united countries should wait for the groom to appear. Who is that bridegroom? He is one man.
So at Jesus' time, everyone in the family knew he was an illegitimate child. At that time, no one believed he was conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was in a miserable situation. He was a target of despise. Even the children mocked him. All his relatives despised him. Everyone gets married, but Jesus could not even though he was 33. No one wanted to willingly give a bride to an illegitimate child. The whole world knew, but no one wanted to give him a bride. This was Jesus' position. He came as the groom. This is the way the groom comes at this time too. He does not come on a cloud. The groom these three powerful countries have to meet has nothing, no clan, tribe or country. Because he comes down from heaven, the groom is almost a beggar. Could these powerful, great nations come down to meet this miserable groom? But how much sacrifice God and history have paid to establish this. Could anyone from these great nations believe Rev. Moon is the groom, then or now? At the end of World War II no one understood. God had made this foundation and was with England, with America and with France. But when they do not understand, where does God go? He goes with Rev. Moon. This brought about so many problems. Problem after problem after problem. In hindsight we can see that it was more natural for them to reject Rev. Moon. However, when they opposed, Satan immediately moved in and became their owner.
Since this entire foundation crumbled down, as at Jesus' time, we now have to re-indemnify this mistake. Imagine how desolate and how deeply distressed, how miserable God and Rev. Moon were at this point. They had lost everything in history. Since we have lost this, we now have to go back and repeat it successfully. They were only two against the whole world which was owned by Satan. So now there is an even bigger cross, a world level cross which includes mind and body, the left and right wings of Christianity and Islam. But the bride's realm was destroyed, due to unfaithfulness, so the coming messiah has to make this foundation again. In this incredibly difficult, hopeless time he has to restore all that was lost from the 4000 years of history in 40 years. If he did not do that no one could tell what history would be like. Because Jesus died and lost his body, Barabbas or the Islam realm controls all twelve tribes of Israel in Canaan. It is the very land where the Israelites returned from Egypt and recovered it, but now must give away to Moslems, because Jesus lost his body. The body was given out to Satan; likewise this land has to be given to Barabbas who lived in place of Jesus' body. So comes the Unification Church. This was originally Christianity's role, but because they opposed, Father has to recreate this realm of victory centering on the Unification Church. This is so the bride can reappear. This was Father's mission, taking indemnity during the 40 years. From 1945 to 52 is 7 years. From 1952 + 40 is 1992; in 1992 Father finished the work of re-indemnification and recreation.
So at the end of World War II, the whole universe was in Satan's domain. God had to give up all religions, including Christianity. No matter how many thousands of years he had worked on them, they were useless. Now at this time God cannot select twice, but Rev. Moon could select again 3 nations - Japan, America and Germany - and recreate the realm of the bride. Japan and Germany were like a wilderness after World War II. America was fit to be executed; why did Father take America again? Because that was the only country were Judaism and Christianity met. Father thought about it and did not want to do it. Father leniently took America in again. The right wing and Christianity and the left wing and the Muslim world must unite to recreate the realm of the bride. For the last 200 years America has prospered and prospered, but since the last 40 years America has plummeted down. Why? Because it rejected Rev. Moon. There was only one chance for Christianity to unite with Rev. Moon. God gave all the blessings to America. He wholeheartedly supported, nurtured and selected it to become an Abel nation. The Protestants were put in Abel's position over all the other denominations of Christianity and Catholics were put in Cain's position. God unreservedly gave the blessing to America, to serve the purpose of the bride's foundation for the one He sends. This is history, which only God and Rev. Moon know. Now we know and this is the qualification to be a tribal messiah. We know what the satanic world is about and what we are, so we can work hard. Then there is no borderline between heaven or hell, because everywhere now is heaven.
It is now in our hands. Until now we did not know. But look at Russia; they understand this better and will fight for it. America has had more than enough chance. Father spoke 20 years here and brought Japanese and Koreans who are much more faithful to restore America. Still Americans don't understand and don't want to move, so now Russia is moving in. God cannot select America twice, but the second generation support Rev. Moon even though the first generation oppose Rev. Moon. After choosing America again we must restore America. America itself cannot do that, but the Unification Church, centered on Rev. Moon, must educate America.
We have worked hard to unite Christianity and communism which Christianity was supposed to do. Father gave a big blessing to the Moslems and with this unity was made.
The 30,000 couples represented every country, including Russians and Red China, as well as Moslem countries. Today communism is a force no more. So those who were hopelessly divided by the death of Jesus can now be reunited. All levels of opposition of the world have been erased. Father single-handedly fought against America. Who won? Father. Father told them they will decline and perish. In the churches today there are only old people; they look like a cemetery. But in the Unification Church there are only young people. The First generation is going down apparently and the next generation is lifted up to the top level. So young and old people, non-believers, do not have hope in any one country, but they may think Rev. Moon has a solution. It's not "may" but "must." No one has heard of converting hippies into first class patriots and citizens. No one has ever heard of 30,000 couple weddings, but Rev. Moon is not crazy. Rev. Moon recreated the realm of bride and reconnected them to the realm of the groom. Those impossibly strong walls were torn down one by one. Now there is no wall in any part of the world. What does this mean? If you go to preach there will be no martyrdom. So here by choosing Japan, America and Germany, America has another chance to be in the position of the bride. They can restore what was lost at the end of World War II.
We also see what happened last year: Mother's speech tour. Mother took her own initiative and spoke 131 times to women to bring them into unity. It was like a storm. All around the world, they felt the presence of Mother. This brought into being the Women's Federation for World Peace.
From the end of 1992 we begin the era of the Completed Testament. Mother has restored the bride's position and reconnected it to Father. The result is that these seven nations - Korea, Japan, America, Germany, England, France and Italy - now stand again on God's side. Everything could have been done in 1945, but it wasn't and we needed 40 years to restore this. But now the satanic world has gone and it is time to enter into God's realm. It is the Completed Testament era.
The new family is the True Family. Centering on the True Family the five billion families of the world are in the object position. We have a true plus, and the minus should obey. Is the world in despair or does it have hope? Hope. Satan is the one who works directly against God. Satan knowing that this is what God will do at the end of the times, tried to make the whole world into hell, especially the family hell, because the Fall took place in the family. Restoration must take place in the family. In the world the family is still satanic. The whole family is fighting and are enemies of each other. They are simply confused. Grandfathers marry their granddaughters. This crazy reality, which we don't want to hear, comes to Father. This is Satan's weapon to completely destroy America. When love is degraded like that, the realm of emotion is degraded, you become numb and have to use drugs in order to continue. Emotional activity is almost wiped out by false love, and that is why they use drugs. Drugs are like a crashed automobile. Alcohol is bad too. The worst is homosexuality, the most fearful action in front of God. That's Satan. We look but we don't even know that is Satan's action. That is the reality. Satan doesn't care and only wants to put an end to mankind. AIDS has appeared and may be hopeful in that people will change.
America is the arena of Satan. When we see hell we know what heaven will be like. It is completely opposite. You cannot deny Satan exists. Is God for the individual or the whole? "For the sake of the whole!" What is individualism? It is completely satanic. "I am content, I don't need the world, nation, grandparents, parents." This is what individualism is all about.
There is no hope for an individualist; he must eventually commit suicide. Satan is saying to God, "You cannot do anything with this destroyed world." But God says, "You don't know what one Oriental man, called Rev. Moon, will do. He is breaking out." The conclusion is that the ones who are opposed most by Satan are on God's side. Father told America and communism that they are wrong. He also tells Satan he must follow Parent's way. Do you understand? Yes. You must be crazy. The contents sound crazy and those who understand must be in the same category of crazy.
The kingdom of heaven starts appearing when Father proclaims it. The library of heaven is being created by Father. These contents are important and cannot be exchanged. So Father recreates the True Family, and all the tribal messiahs are planted around. This is the last strategy to work on. There is no other way, except occupying the satanic world. This morning we have understood that it took God 6000 years to create that Messiah and send him down. The Messiah is expanding horizontally through the True Family and the tribal messiahs. They will compete with each other. Soon there will be so many tribal messiahs and they will become kings of their families. The formula is simple: centering on Mother the children will unite. Teach the mother of the family; they can teach the children and together they can bring their father. That was God's original point. In America, because of the women's leading role, they can bring all the men to God but they didn't do that. It is still our work; for mothers to become one with their children and connect with the True Family and again reconnect with their husbands, even though they are fallen and after the age of sixteen took in Adam's body and made this multiplication as we see today. True Parents are absolutely one. The husband is in the archangel's position. But there is a process of connection to be made. All they need to do is to be re-educated, consistent to the way and the tradition of the True Family. Then Father will give that blessing of being reconnected without the fault of the Fall. So that means all the newborn babies, the second generation, will be all on Father's side.
Now there is no Satan. What about those who are under the age of sixteen? Father is in the position of the completed Adam. After age of sixteen he went through all the indemnity and restoration. Up until the age of sixteen, Father chased out Satan; now he should inherit everything from Satan, all which is over sixteen years of age. So since Satan is out Father can treat everyone, not as Satan's descendants, but as children who got married before they were sixteen. It is not the Fall, just early marriage. The second generation being born now automatically belong to Father.
Leah and Rachel centering on Jacob always had problems. Leah must serve Rachel. For her to do that the mother must help. Mother - daughter cooperation is needed. The three represent formation, growth and perfection stages. Formation and growth stages are on Satan's side but as it comes to the completion stage, it is on God's side. The mother and Leah should become one and cooperate with Rachel. This was repeated at Jesus' time. Mary and Elizabeth should have cooperated and found Jesus' bride. Elizabeth and Mary did not understand this. God clearly had John the Baptist's sister in mind for Jesus' bride. So the family would have been unified. Because that didn't happen the 10 tribes became the enemies of the 2 tribes. At the end of the days that pattern will be repeated.
There is a restored mother and a mother in the fallen position. As we see, there is the possibility that they fight with each other. They are women and they are close to each other, so they fight. These two, mother and daughter, become very close and become one and must cooperate.
Father has two women around Father. Song Jin Nim's mother. Satan is making her oppose Father to the end. Song Jin Nim's mother should help. True Mother knows this and must help Song Jin Nim's mother to understand. The only way she can turn this mother's mind around is to love her son more than her own son. That is extremely difficult, but very important. Father has to make unity, no matter what, and in order to do that you have to love. There is no other way except love. So to prepare for that God has fostered one concept, love thy enemy. Song Jin Nim's mother really loved Father. She opposed him because she loves him so much. She opposes him, but says there is no greater man than Song Jin Nim's Father. Who divorced whom? Father said, "Don't do it, you must persevere," but when Father was in prison she divorced him. And Mother still has to suffer until now. For her to transfer heaven to earth she has to go over this kind of hardest hill. This is a culmination of human restoration. The individual, family, tribe and nation, all these levels of restoration - in order to bring everything up, Mother has to take care of them.
In Jesus' time the disciples could not be wed. But this must be done here and Mother must help. The 12 disciples, 72 apostles and 120 elders did not marry. We have to indemnify that now. How complicated a process it is to accomplish! Only when we reach spirit world will we understand how we can pay back the debt, and then it's too late. You must understand now. But this is the parent's heart; they want to forget, no matter how much they did for the sake of the children. Even though it is so precious. The power of true love is so powerful that it forgets. Forgetting and not mentioning it does not mean that we did not receive that much love. You have to untangle the problems in your tribes. This is why Father plans for us to clear everything through tribal messiah providence. But you have to do more even for strangers. Our partners who had free sex, we must restore, too. It is Abel's responsibility to bring Cain back and raise him up. Cain always tends to go to hell. The women in Abel's position must go to hell and bring them up. How difficult it is.
In the beginning it is hard but later it becomes easier. As Satan's walls come down the ground will become level. Many times our parents cried and cried when we joined. If we cry for our parents even 1/10th it will be enough to restore them. When you understand that the parents have gone to the length of loving the children of their enemy, you know that is the hardest thing and it has been done.
You represent the vertical and horizontal True Parent's love. You are their fruit. You have the same contents, you are from the same tree. Never forget how hard your parents worked to restore you.
The new families are in the corresponding position to the True Family. The five billion families of the world will become the new families born in the Completed Testament era. Clearly this is better than Jesus' own family. Do you think Jesus wanted to become a parent and a grandparent? Yes.
This new family should be where the elder sonship has been restored, where parentship has been restored and where kingship has been restored. Through this pattern everyone can be restored. For one country if the king comes the whole country can be restored at one time. The root has one center root. The tree trunk is the Messiah, the branches the tribal messiahs and the leaves the family messiahs. They should all be grafted onto the Messiah. So when man and woman unite they become the tribal messiah and are directly connected to Father's body. This is the settlement of the new families. So with the appearance of the new families it is the era of the Completed Testament.
So those who were born during the last 40 years of Father's work automatically belong to him. Those who are over 50 will fade away. But they can still be saved by the tribal messiah. Especially those under 33, the age of Jesus, belong to Father. The younger people will never agree with the older generation. So the world knows that in the Unification Church are beautiful young people growing up. Then the world will come wanting to marry them. Even if a king comes asking to marry you daughter, don't even look at him; your children are much more valuable.
We are entering the great time of judgment. First there will be judgment by truth, secondly by character and thirdly by heart. The Fall took place because Adam and Eve did not obey God's truth, but we are different and will obey. The truth we have learned is so vast and wide-ranging, so consistent and so deep in contents. That means we understand well. We have the capability to defeat Satan because you know what is good or bad. Would you ever, even for curiosity, take drugs? No. We know it is Satan's weapon to destroy God's will. So, even if you only have the truth, that is enough to repel the satanic world. You know when somebody is being pulled by his body. You can judge him, then he is liberated from Satan. With the standard of love you can be judged.
Now we know we are ready to enter the four great heartistic realms and the three great kingships. Do you know and can you explain this? KNOW or NO. You know this so Father can save half an hour here as Mother is expecting Father for Shin Jung Nim's birthday.
Man becomes a good son, a good brother, husband and father. Woman has to grow the same way and then connect and make a family.
Adam's family is the king family. Tribal king, race king and nation king.
This new family is not individual but represents the entire world and being equipped with the four heartistic realms and the three great kingships will go into the world in this new era of the completed testament. So the motto of this year is "The New Family and the Unified Fatherland." The fatherland is not Korea: When the families gather together we will create a fatherland which will bring a world of peace. We have to have a fatherland before we have a homeland. So the whole thing will be accomplished. When North and South Korea unite, the whole world will unite. North Korea also has a father. In South Korea Rev. Moon is the True Father - they have both appeared. But one is going up and one is going down.
So the world's problems come from the family. When the new True Family and True Parents appear all the problems will be solved. Father is perfected as a son, perfected as a brother, perfected as a husband and perfected as a father. Perfect in all four heartistic realms. Now is the time that God can be proud of this perfect son and daughter. So now the Kingdom of Heaven is so visible. Satan has to disappear from the face of the earth. Thank you very much.
Proclamation of the Messiah by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
The Reappearance of the Second Coming and the Completed Testament Era
January 10, 1993 Belvedere International Training Center
Interpreter Col. Sang Kil Han
Reappearance refers to the fact that 2,000 years ago the Messiah came. The 2,000 year history since then was a re-indemnification. The second advent of the Messiah took place at the end of World War II. However, he had to re-indemnify Christian history during the last 40 years, and at last the proclamation of the coming of the Messiah now has taken place.
We all know that if the will of God had been done at the time of creation, there would have been no need for a second coming, because salvation would not have been necessary. The purpose of creation would have been achieved at that time. Heaven on earth and in heaven would have come into existence naturally, and the history of restoration would not have had to come about. That Kingdom of Heaven would have started as a family unit and extended into the clan, the society, the nation, the world and the spirit world. Adam's family would have formed the world at that time. This family would have been the center of the clan, society and world.
If Adam's family had become perfect, the perfect clan, society, nation and world would have come to exist naturally, without even trying. So the perfection of Adam's family was the prototype for all perfected beings. Then who is Adam and who is Eve? Adam and Eve are the king and queen who represent heaven and earth. We can see that all men and women desire to become kings and queens themselves. This is because that is the way they were created. That kingship, starting from the family king, would lead to the king of the clan,nation, world and spirit world. Who would inherit the position of king? The elder son. So the family is the unit, and as the number of families increases, so does the Kingdom. The family is the building block of the Kingdom.
The Results of the Fall of Man
Thus, with God's purpose in mind, we can look at the transition from the Old Testament era to the New Testament era, and the transition today to the Completed Testament era. All of these things took place as a result of the fall. This is a rather complicated process of salvation, which would not have been necessary if Adam's family had not fallen.
What became of the family because of the fall? Both man and woman left God and went to Satan. The ideal of the Kingdom of Heaven vanished To be saved means to correct their blood lineage. Without correcting the lineage, God can take no part in His creation, especially in fallen human life. Today we lament over all the evil we see. Why did the perfect God let this happen? It was because of the fall. So the satanic world expanded from its satanic origin. The purpose of salvation is to do anything and everything necessary to restore the results of the fall at every level.
Because man and woman did not start in God's lineage, they have no foundation to connect to God. Centering on Satan, Adam followed Satan, Eve followed Adam, Cain followed Eve and Abel followed Cain. But what we see today in True Parents is Adam following God, Eve following Adam, Cain following Eve and Abel following Cain. These two patterns are completely opposite, 180 degrees different. One is hell, the other, heaven.
When we look at the world today, what do we see? Hell. Is that God's world or Satan's world? Satan's. What about the great nation of America? It is in Satan's world. False love, not true love, reigns. Where is true love and a true lineage? We cannot find it anywhere. Lineage comes from the love between husband and wife. So the purpose of salvation is to put Adam and Eve into their true position. In order to cure a disease, you have to operate on the sick person. For God, this operation is nothing other than the method of straightening out the lineage, changing the lineage and putting true love into it.
Through the Bible we see God and Adam, father and son.Satan took Eve from God and then took Adam from God, and then he took the children. We have to restore this by paying the price. Satan took Eve, and then through the children went deeper into the abyss. Restoration had to start from Abel, the last in line. God took hold of Abel and worked His restoration strategy. What is this strategy? It is to reach Cain by working directly through Abel. After the fall, the brothers became enemies. So as a result of the fall, the members of what should have been a united family all became enemies of each other.
Satan's objective is to separate and keep divided, so he can exercise his dominion. God's purpose is to make one -- one world composed of united families. God's world would look like one huge individual man. Satan deforms that and divides it as much as possible. By doing so, he stops God and perpetuates his own evil reign. In history, what God is trying to do and what Satan is trying to do are completely opposite. Satan encourages separation and fighting. God tries to have people sacrificially love and unite. These are completely opposite. In the Last Days, what do we see? Satan's world will become very apparent in human life from the family to the clan, nation, world and spirit world. It is completely ungodly; it is something which God hates.
On the worldwide level, through the first, second and third world wars, God has been separating what is His side from what is Satan's side. By doing so, God has expanded His domain. Looking at history, we clearly can see that Satan strikes first. But then God, who is beaten first, eventually is the victor It is Satan's pattern to strike first and God's pattern to be struck, then win. We can see this in everyday life as well. If an elder brother or sister strikes any of their brothers or sisters first, everyone, including the parents, takes the side of the one who is struck. God is always on the side of the one who is struck. In the three world wars, the ones who struck first, lost.
We must understand that Christianity played an important role here. In both the First and Second World Wars, England and America were struck first. In all three wars the aggressors looked as if they would win, but then they eventually lost, because God was not with them. We can see so clearly that God is struck first and then gains it back. In school we may see a person who, although he is not doing anything wrong, is persecuted and suffers. But at the end, good always wins. We can draw another logical conclusion: the better religions are persecuted more, because Satan does not want them to continue. But God, through these important religions, tries to do away with Satan. Satan also knows that through these religions restoration is continuing, so he tries to stop them.
Where does this pattern of fighting and struggle originate? It originates in the individual's mind and body. The mind is on God's side and the body is on Satan's side. The struggle expands from the individual to the family, clan, nation and world, and the world will divide into religious and non-religious spheres. This is symbolized by the two thieves at Jesus's crucifixion. They represent the left and right wings, which fight against each other. Also, Barabbas, who escaped crucifixion, represents Islam, which fights against Christianity. Christianity lined up with the right wing and Islam lined up with the left wing; So this great separation takes place in the Last Days. We see the division of left and right wings in Korea and the division between religions in the Middle East. The world-level task is how to solve these divisions and unite the two sides. The satanic world must come to an end. When the satanic world comes to an end, God's world must begin, which means that God has to take over and rearrange the world.
The base of Satan's world is satanic families and nations. Take America, for example. The typical family will have three generations - - grandfather, father and son. But we see that these three generations are fighting among each other. The family is almost annihilated. The country itself is more divided than united. It is being reduced to total individualism. Individualism is based on the one who doesn't care for the nation, tribe or family. He eventually comes to deny even his own purpose. This is what we see, to our dismay, in America. To hippies there is no world and no family, and this eventually leads to suicide. Free sex is commonplace. This is what God hates most. He created man and woman to follow strict discipline about this. We can explain this as being 180 degrees different from what God meant to have happen. The position of owner and servant is reversed. The servant has become the king and the king has become the servant. This is what happened in communism. They call someone a bad name -- bourgeoisie -- and then just try to destroy them.
The essence of God is love. Love's central point is emotion and deep feeling. Free sex denies this; they participate in a physical, mechanical love devoid of emotion. In the extreme there is incest, a behavior which in God's ideal is worse than that of animals. The grandfather lives with his own daughter in-law. God cannot imagine this; it is 180 degrees apart from God's direction. What God promotes, Satan destroys. Homosexuality, alcohol and drugs degrade love; they have no place in God's Kingdom. This world is clearly hell. If you have no idea of heaven, imagine the complete opposite of this world, which is hell. Snake like dancing is a tool of Satan to achieve his goal. This is true; it is not a laughing matter. It makes people behave in crazy ways. Satan is boasting of what he has achieved and is laughing at God, saying, "How can you make Your Kingdom out of this?"
We now know which way God is going; it is 180 degrees different from where Satan is now. Satan's voice is encouraging people to drink more, smoke cigarettes, take drugs and indulge in free sex, to "enjoy life." Do Unification Church members practice free sex? (No.) What percentage "no?" (One hundred percent no!) We know that is a very strong position. How about homosexuality? (No! ) What stance does America's new president take on homosexuality? (Supports.) Ignorance; without his intending, he is agreeing with Satan. The way for America's survival and prosperity in the future is to go against the way it is walking now. To go the opposite way is God's direction.
Everyone in America is enjoying his life without hardship or suffering, but here in the Unification Church members are working hard, suffering and wanting to pay more indemnity. Is that good or not? (Good.) But you cannot enjoy Christmas and celebrate happy New Year in the conventional way. You don't like what Satan's world does. You seem very foolish, but are you wise to be so or not? (Wise.) The world turns against us and says, "Moonie, Moonie!" But if you stop to think about it, what has Reverend Moon done in America that is so bad? People first think he must have done something wrong, but actually he hasn't done anything wrong. We can rightfully conclude that those who go against the satanic world are the ones going God's way. God is in that desperate situation, with Satan and the whole world opposing Him. Because all satans say, "Reverend Moon is a bad person," we can deduce that Reverend Moon is the person God loves the most. That is the way history looks at it.
How God Restores
There was a time when it was very difficult to distinguish between God and Satan, but today it is very easy to discern God and Satan. They work 180 degrees differently. So the Unification Church is very much the center of God's dispensation. If we were truly bad, we would diminish, but actually we are growing and growing. With whose help? (God's help. ) When we go as a blessed family to our hometown, our direction is very straight. We do not drink, smoke or practice free sex, but rather we try to bring the people into God's direction. This is new to them, but somehow they come to like it.
Satan's world has no hope, and the people of the world are completely disoriented, not knowing east from west. There is more and more corruption, in many different forms. Sometimes they see a Unificationist family and their eyes pop open. They are amazed. They say, "Don't follow the Moonies," but we Unificationists are the only ones going to heaven. All of Satan's side is going in the other direc- tion, to hell. The Unification Church is going up steadily to heaven. The world is going towards hell. There is the formidable disease of AIDS. Are human beings susceptible to AIDS? (Yes.) Do Unification Church members ever contract AIDS? (No.)
Satan strikes, but God mends and repairs. And the Unification Church works to repair what the satanic world has broken. It is so simple; in one hour the essence of satanic history has been explained. But if you lack this knowledge, you could not solve this problem in one million years. It is very sad. There was one poll concerning sexual experi- ences in one school. Only one young man had not had sex, and it turned out he was a blessed child. He explained his position and won the respect of a majority of his class. It's sad, but that situation exists today.
What is the Unification Church going to do? It is going to unify the left and the right and the Christian world and Islamic world. No one other than Reverend Moon and the Unificationists can go between two people and reconcile them. America, representing the right wing, struck Reverend Moon. The left wing, as well as Christianity and Islam also struck Reverend Moon. The fact that they struck Reverend Moon, without any clear reason, puts them on Satan's side. Ironically, this Christian nation struck Reverend Moon and is now on Satan's side. This fact has never occurred to them. It means they are striking God.
Who hated Reverend Moon more, Christians or Jews? There is no doubt that the communists are on Satan's side, but even the religious people are now on Satan's side. The Jews and the Christians came against me and God. Clearly, the 2,000 years of suffering which Christians went through took them to a high and powerful position. But why, in a mere 40 years, have they plummeted down and been reduced to complete powerlessness? It is because they came against Reverend Moon. We look at gorgeous churches and synagogues, but now they are only 10% to 15% filled. Those who are there are old; pretty soon they will go to the grave. Then there will be no one. This is true for all religions.
So what are the Unificationists doing? We are going to restore the family and nation. If we restore the family and the clan, then the country will be restored. This is where to make an impact. When the family and clan are restored, the country will be restored automati- cally. There are many countries with populations of less than 10 mil- lion. When we come to have a prototype country that is under God's domain, will all the other 160 countries follow? (Yes.)
How could America, which God fostered, and which was so righteous, decline in a mere 40 years? It is because they opposed Reverend Moon and God. Reverend Moon has established the historical record for bearing suffering and persecution. So what is Reverend Moon thinking and saying? Is he praying to God, "Please stop this persecution"? No. Rev Moon knew, as he continually said every Sunday, "The world will decline and perish, but Reverend Moon and the Unification Church will not. We will stay and prosper by doing God's will."
So Father has been thinking and preparing to receive the broken world and restore it. The individual, family, clan, tribe, nation and world have come and hit me. These are the phenomena of persecution. Be hit first and then inherit. Whenever we go, to New York or Washington, we can see clearly that the society is closer to Satan. Unification Church members do not wear makeup, but they shine with beauty. You don't have to anguish over deciding whom to marry. So the more we are present, the more Satan shakes, but God's hope becomes bigger. As Satan disappears from this world, God's comfort is restored. Amen.
All of this is the result of Reverend Moon being struck and persecuted so much, so Father doesn't mind being struck. (Thank you, Father.) Until now, humankind was in the dark; they were ignorant of their own fall. Consider communism; it was ruthless and formidable, reaching to the top of the world. The small Reverend Moon said to them, "You will be phased out and cease to exist." And it came to pass, didn't it? Now Father is proclaiming to the entire satanic world, "You will cease to exist." This is Father's proclamation today.
There is no way for us to deny the existence of Satan. We know that he exists and walks about the earth. We also know that God is moving behind Satan, trying to repair the situation and make a better world. There is not a single person, family, tribe or country that did not come against Father. Everyone went against Reverend Moon. As a result, God will now inherit all that foundation, bring it into His domain and make it righteous. Since Father cannot let the world perish, saying he has nothing to do with it, Father worked to make connections with everything. He made all the conditions to prevent the people from perishing. Father makes all sorts of world-level arrangements to reconnect everyone and everything back to God, at his own expense. Father has a relationship to every Unification Church member, so even if they die or are washed out into the satanic world, Father later can pull them back to God. You have good security.
Actually, have you ever stopped to wonder if there is anything that Father doesn't do? There's no such thing; he does everything. Now we know these are phenomena of the Last Days. So what is the conclusion? Pay no attention to anything else; just hold on to Reverend Moon. Thus, when Father gives a direction, we can reply confidently, "Yes." We don't discuss it; we just go ahead, because we know that we are better off that way. There are a lot of Japanese members who are accustomed to following old Japanese leaders, but now Father appoints one Korean leader and directs that everyone follow him. The American members want Father to choose a different leader. Fathers choice is very colorful -- but the color doesn't matter.
Restoration of the Lineage of God
Now we know the basics of history and the basics of God's work, which is the restoration and salvation history. Therefore, let us now discuss the main theme, the reappearance of the Messiah. God's situation has been that He has not a single women or child whom He can claim as being on His side. God centers on Eve, Cain and Abel, that means the mother and children, whereas Satan has Adam. (At this point Father is explaining while drawing diagrams.)
Satan worked upon Eve, and the fall took place. We have to reverse the fall; we have to go the opposite way. False lineage and false love came to exist. We have to create true love and a true lineage. In the Old Testament era, indemnity was paid with an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It was one-for-one indemnity, simple reverse indemnity. Where does this indemnity take place in the Old Testament? With Jacob and Esau, and their mother, Rebekah. This indemnified the fall. Just as in the fall, when God the Father was deceived, in this family the father, Isaac, was deceived. So Rebekah deceived for a good purpose and restored the fall. Jacob then did the work of a true Abel and subjugated Cain. From that point, the true restoration course started.
However, Esau and Jacob were grown men; the restoration they accomplished did not take place in the womb, at the root. Therefore a subsequent stage, one of restoration in the womb, took place with Tamar, Perez and Zerah. Tamar deceived her father-in-law, Judah, and his son, her husband, and then gave birth to the twins, Perez and Zerah. Thus within the womb, restoration took place. He who was to be the elder son became the younger son, and he who was to be the younger son became the elder son, perfectly restoring the elder sonship in God's eyes. We see restoration by indemnity took place.
Tracing it back to the womb, the elder sonship was restored. From this point Israel, the victor, comes. Even today these puzzles have not been solved. Many scholars today say they were just immoral. But from there, from Judah, Jesus' lineage came. No one knew God's plan, but now we can see it so clearly. That was a restored lineage, God's lineage. From there began the real history of the Israelites. They grew into a large nation. How did Israel become a victor? By clearing his lineage; his blood was purified. Israel means victor.
For 2,000 years, history flowed. In order to end evil and restore goodness, you need clean blood, God's blood. Two thousand years later, Mary conceived and gave birth to Jesus. Mary was in Eve's position, Rebekah's position and Tamar's position. But she was on a national level, instead of a family or tribal level. Mary, in the same way, deceived her father-in-law and her husband. For Mary, it was hard to understand why she had to deceive her husband and father-in-law and conceive a baby. But she gave birth to Jesus. That was not a simple thing. At that time what she did called for death by stoning. Joseph was righteous enough to protect her. That means that Adam protected her. So when Jesus was born, Satan had no claim on him, because of his lineage and these conditions of indemnity. So we know what Jesus is called as a result of this: the first begotten son. He is the first begotten son, because through him, for the first time in history, all blood can be cleansed and all people can be reconnected to God. It took 4,000 years for God to do that, in ways so mysterious to us.
At that point, Mary was supposed to bring Jesus and John the Baptist into unity, which would signify Cain and Abel becoming one. That was Mary's mission. John was in the Cain position and Jesus was in the position of God's son. But we know what has actually happened. Did they unite into one? No, they failed to do that. If Mary had achieved that, certainly Jesus would not have had to die. He would have gone on victoriously to complete his mission. But he did not. Instead he was crucified and there came into being the division of the world into left and right. That means throughout the world, Cain and Abel continued to be separated. Cain's religion, Islam, and the Abel religion, Christianity, have fought many times. Leah and Rachel should have become one, and Mary was supposed to do the same. But Leah and Rachel did not unite, and that was the origin of the division of Israel into ten tribes and two tribes, and this also was the very origin of Islam.
So Mary in a most concrete way should have arranged Jesus' marriage quickly. Who was to be Jesus' bride? It was to have been the sister of John the Baptist. Mary had to get the woman from the Cain side and bring her to Jesus. There was no woman available on the Abel side, so she had to get the woman from Cain's side. If Mary had worked with all her might to accomplish this, she would have been successful. Then purified blood and a new lineage could have come into existence. Restoration would have been very quick.
By doing that, the mother and son would have come into unity and restored Eve's failure. If Abel had united with Cain, then the mother would have been restored to the original position. That is the tragedy of the Israelite history. There were two options; one was the mother uniting Cain and Abel, and the other was Cain and Abel uniting and restoring their mother. They could have done it either way. The Jewish religion was in Abel's position, the nation of Israel was in Cain's position on a national level; these two should have united. Then Cain and Abel on a national level would have restored a national level mother. The mission of Israel was to bring Cain and Abel into unity, to restore the mother's position. Restoration must reverse the fall.
The chosen people must prepare for the coming Lord. God created all things and then created Adam. With the model of Adam, He created Eve. Once Cain and Abel have united and have restored the mother, Eve, Adam's perfection can come about. Adam cannot be restored until this is complete. This is the way they failed in Adam's family, so they lost the kingship on the family level. This now needs to be restored on a national level, however, with countries in these positions. This is what the Old Testament is all about; this is Israel's mission, the national level. Then when the Messiah came, that was the end of the Old Testament and the conclusion of the national level. The New Testament era, which Jesus did not complete, is the world level era.
If the Old Testament had come to a successful conclusion, Jesus could have restored the nation and world within 40 years. However, because of Jesus' crucifixion, it took 2,000 years for the world to be restored spiritually. Through Jesus' crucifixion, the divisions of left wing and right wing, and Islam and Christianity, came into being, and they fought each other. When Jesus died, this division came about, and it must be restored before he comes again. This is exactly what Father is working on. The Interreligious Federation for World Peace and the Federation for World Peace are meant to bring together left and right, and Christianity and Islam, and to make them become harmonious.
Thus we can understand the providential significance of World War II. Under God, there were Cain and Abel within the Allied forces, and under Satan there were Cain and Abel within the Axis forces. We all know who they were. The significance of World War II was that it resulted in all sides coming into unity. Cain and Abel united on the world level. The unity of spiritual and physical and mind and body came about. World War II accomplished this unity. This was the fruit of God's work. For the first time in history, centering on Christianity, the fallen side was defeated and God's side was victorious.
There was the repetition of positions: England as mother, America as Abel and France as Cain. Just as with Rebekah and Jacob, England and America should have become one. England gave birth to America. England is an island and America is a continent. The mother, England, would come under the dominion of her own son and receive influence from him, in order for the Lord to come. America was in Abel's position, and France was in Cain's position, similar to John the Baptist. By winning World War II, the unity of the whole was established, although, looking back, it was only for a short time. Even though the fall took place on a family level, it now must be restored on a world level. The mother and her two sons, Cain and Abel, must now look for Adam, her husband. Adam is the Lord of the Second Advent.
Looking back at Jesus' time, Jesus was the Messiah. The country of Israel, as Gain, and Judaism, as Abel, had to come into unity with their mother. Together they had to look for Jesus. Let's look back and examine if they did that. What if Jesus had been born not as a carpenter, but as a royal prince? What if Jesus had come as the son in a rabbi's family? If he had, he would have been connected to Satan's lineage. Jesus' family tree was simple; he did not have too many relatives. Jesus was a stepson, not a legitimate first son. Mary should not have lived with Joseph. We know so little about that, but look back 2,000 years and imagine. They should have kept this as a closely guarded secret amongst themselves. But someone knew, and talked. "Oh, you are keeping your wife, who gave birth to an illegit- imate child." Do you think this didn't spread all around their family and clan? Yes; they could not erase that information. No matter what Jesus said or claimed to be, they all knew that he was an illegitimate child. How could God make an illegitimate child the Messiah?
John's disciples asked Jesus, "If you are the Messiah, where is Elijah?" Elijah was supposed to come first. Their presupposition was that the Messiah was to come on the clouds. They were waiting for someone to come from the sky. So even though God sent Jesus as King of Kings, because Elijah hadn't come and because Jesus was illegitimate, do you think it was easy for people to follow him? No. Look at how history goes; you be the judge. Even today, the Jewish people don't recognize what happened. Only 8% or 10% of the Jewish people became Christian. Jesus was a perfect heretic to them, and remains so even to this day. If 2,000 years after he came they cannot believe in Jesus, how could they have believed at that time? If Jesus had been accepted when he came, restoration would have taken a mere 40 years. History would have been very different. But he died, and he has to come again.
History at the End of World War II
So, at the end of World War II the world was unified under England, America and France. At that time, Reverend Moon came. Was it easy for them to know that and believe him? Based upon what we saw at Jesus' time, could these great nations have followed him? Cain and Abel and Eve's purpose is to find the Lord. But he doesn't come from the sky; he comes as a human being. Just as at Jesus' time, they had a difficult time believing. Wise man in these nations should have gone to Rev. Moon and offered to follow and serve him. But this idea never occurred to them; they had no idea that God expected this of them. It was exactly the same situation as at Jesus' time. People were looking at the sky. With that knowledge, we understand why they oppose Father. So even though Rev. Moon was not crucified physically, it amounted to the same thing, because everyone denied him.
These nations should have become one with Father. If they had, heaven on earth would have been achieved almost instantaneously. It would have taken only seven years to restore the world to the ideal, period. But the failure of 2,000 years ago was repeated. Just as Jesus was denied, Reverend Moon was denied. So what was waiting for Rev. Moon? God and Reverend Moon were chased out into the wilderness. God worked so hard for 6,000 years to establish a victory. That victory was lost overnight. Everything was claimed by Satan, and Reverend Moon was chased out into the wilderness. Nobody other than Father knew this. The whole of humankind was within arm's reach, ready to be saved, but no one came. Overnight, the whole foundation which God prepared was dumped into Satan's camp, and now this one single person, Reverend Moon, together with God, had to figure out some plan to re-indemnify the whole foundation.
When Reverend Moon was opposed, on whose side was God? Reverend Moon's. Imagine the whole foundation of 6,000 years, gone in an instant. Reverend Moon was the only one left with the knowledge of what he was supposed to do and what the world needed. God came to Reverend Moon -- there were just these two miserable persons in the entire world. Everything else was given back to Satan. Satan was rampant, he did anything he wanted, and God was completely defenseless. Just as Jesus had the right and left side thieves, Reverend Moon too had to work something out. So Father took the Unification Church and put Christianity behind him, and he worked to re-indemnify the entire foundation. This meant that he had to re-indemnify the Old and New Testament eras.
Father had no foundation he could inherit. He had to restore the Old Testament era. After completing this, Father's Blessing, the Marriage of the Lamb, took place in 1960, exactly 14 years after the liberation of Korea at the end of World War II. Since humankind fell in the perfection level of the growth stage, in the fourteenth year the marriage took place. Then Father embarked on the three 7-year courses. These took place, and, centering on America, they were completed in 1981. This was the completion of the New Testament era.
The countries which God selected, England, America and France, failed at the end of World War II. Father had to re-indemnify this, selecting Japan, America and Germany. Germany and Japan were devastated, and thus were in the same situation as Reverend Moon. God could not choose America again, but Father could and did. God is in the first generation position, and Father is in the second generation position. Father could legitimately take America again even though it previously had failed. Why is America necessary? There is no other country like America. America is unique, in that the Old Testament and New Testament are here. So Father leniently, though decisively, took America in. If Father had not done this, America would have gone down terribly. America is now holding onto the thread of hope because of the Unification Church members. Look at Korea and Japan, two enemy countries, along with America-Japan and America-Germany. They all are enemy countries. All these countries had failed God. But Reverend Moon took these enemies and worked the restoration. How difficult and impossible this was. God and Father had to work to their utmost capacity to bring it about.
Father sent missionaries out to the world from Japan, America and Germany. Father told the missionaries to unite, no matter what. If they had done so, each country would have been restored much faster. You know what happened to these missionaries. The Japanese said, "I have been in the church the longest, so you must follow me." The Americans said, "No, be realistic. America is the center now." Look at Germany, they would never let themselves be outdone. "Even though we are the third, look at our technology, we are a nation of excellence." There was incredible fighting; they made as much noise as the satanic world, not any different. Father understood well; he got the remnants, so that's what results. Satan took the best.
Americans said, "Why do we need the Koreans and the Japanese? Why is America the archangel nation?" This is not just Father's interpretation; America speaks for itself. Free sex and homosexuality are not the traits of Adam and Eve, but of the archangel. Angels are not allowed to have a spouse. Since they are not allowed a woman, they take men, in great numbers. Also, individual ownership is highly questionable in God's eyes. America's wealth is for the world. If Americans try to keep it for themselves, they will decline.
It is very simple, and not only for America. Look at the Roman Empire. The Israelites considered themselves to be the chosen nation, and thought that when God brings victory all the world would come under them and worship them. It never occurred to them that God would sacrifice them to restore the whole world. Look at the British Empire; there was a time when the sun never set on England's territories. They thought that they should be worshiped and respected by the whole world. It didn't happen that way. America is the same. Americans don't think that America is for the world.
America is the only Abel country. The Catholic countries are in Cain's position. America is the only independent Protestant country. If Americans think that the world is for them, then America will suffer. Look at ourselves. If, as Father goes higher and higher, we think everyone should come and worship us, then the Unification Church will suffer the same fate. Do not think, "Oh, I'm an early blessed couple and everyone should take care of me." Do not think that now that you are blessed, God is going to live with you. No; you are blessed for a reason. It is so that God can accomplish restoration through you. We must attend God, not settle down and think, "I am the center of the universe." That is not God's heart. God's heart is that if He muse, He will sacrifice us to restore the entire world. When Father sent us to be Tribal Messiahs, his idea was not that we stay in a high place and be respected and supported. Father's idea is for us to become a servant and go and save the world. The Tribal Messiah's position is the same as Jesus' position. If we become more and more comfortable, we will decline.
The Way of the Messiah
In "The Reappearance of the Second Coming," what does reappearance mean? The Lord of the Second Advent was to appear in 1945, but since that foundation was lost, he must reappear now. From 1945 to 1952 was seven years, and from 1952 to 1992 was forty years, during which time Father re-indemnified everything. Why 40 years? Father has to restore the 4,000 years of Israelite and Christian history. But Father cannot live 4,000 years or even 400 years, so his only option was to do it in 40 years. Within this mere 40 years, Father re-indemnified the entire 4,000 years of the Old and New Testament eras. All realms of individuals, families, tribes and nations and the whole world itself opposed Father. God and Father were chased out into the wilderness, and they now have climbed up each wall inch by inch and have pulled down each wall of the eight stages, from the individual wall to cosmic wall.
Reverend Moon went straight, taking no detours. Until now, all American members did not want to put the Unification Church out front. But that is not what God wants. When we fight, we must proclaim. The Unification Church developed because we did not hide our name. How can God help us if we hide our name? We should be the same as David proclaiming his name before Goliath. When Father went to prison he said, "I am the head of the Unification Church." Until now all the Unification Church leaders did not disclose that they are Unification Church members. The way we conducted ourselves was as losers. Father did all the fighting, and without Father's effort we would not be here. We have to repent deeply at this time for what we owe to Father.
Father proclaimed the messiahship, not to ignorant people, but to people of the top status in the world. We must now teach simply: the Messiah is here; we must follow him to prosper We see that this morning's teaching cannot be rivaled by even 100 scholars. So we can only imagine the painful, miserable experiences Father had in his career. Although we can only imagine, we should imagine it. We are going against Father if we do not proclaim our identity. Consider all the indemnity that was paid throughout history, and compare that to Father's 40 years of suffering and intense pain.
How much easier is it to go the way of God after learning and knowing everything there is to know through Father? We don't have to zig-zag; we don't have to fumble or struggle; all we have to do is, with this clear knowledge, follow the way of righteousness, which is God's way. Imagine the past, when God tried to do something centering on some person, and that person didn't know, and God was not allowed to teach him. It was very difficult for God to work through him, and so he failed, and God had to pick up another one, and another one. Look at Father. Father figured out all these things by himself, so he made it extremely easy for God to work.
In the ordinary tempo of God's providence, to go over this stage as Father has would have taken hundreds of years, but look at what Father did. Within 40 years he has done it all, and it was never easy. There were hundreds of times more Cains than appeared in prior history, and Father had to go through it all, because Father knew the Principle. We all know the Divine Principle, thanks to Father; we didn't pay the price but we were given it. Therefore we can pass over what would otherwise take us 10,000 without any problem, in the spirit world. With what we know, we can pass over thousands of years of time in the spirit world with one jump.
To some of us, this still may sound conceptual. If it does, you have to repent, because, conceptual as it may seem, Father lives based upon Divine Principle, betting his life with such pain, and moves on to actually accomplish in deed. It is as if we were in Africa, surrounded by countless raw diamonds, everywhere so common and easy to pick up that we see no value in them. Father, however, has an educated mind, and he sees what is a diamond, and he knows what is only glass. That is the analogy; that is the difference between Father and us. Divine Principle: we must begin to know how important it is. Father knows, because he worked for it. We must feel a strong impact this morning concerning the necessity that we understand Divine Principle and how it came to be.
There were eight stages, and Father won the victory on each of them. Twenty one years of Father's 40 years of indemnity took place here in America. He brought enemies of America to America -- Japanese and Germans -- and made them all contribute to America. He did this even though America was not deserving in God's eyes. America failed God so miserably, so God did not even want to look at America again. America was in that situation. Especially this is true of the Christian churches of America. Father took responsibility for them again. Knowing how miserable they are, still Father steadfastly put everything he had into them for 20 years.
Even though Father did that, American Christian leaders and Christian leaders all over the world say they cannot see how the world can keep going in the future. They have no hope, no perspective. This is America's situation, completely confused. From now on, how can America lead the world? America doesn't have the vision. Who has it? Reverend Moon. Therefore, the way for the Christian churches in America to survive from now is to follow the Unification Church. The Unification Church explains the meaning of the entire Bible, solving its problems and explaining it completely and clearly. Many American Christian people will turn completely around and begin moving in a new direction just by hearing the Divine Principle one time. We have that strong power in the Divine Principle. Do you understand? (Yes, yes!) Powerful, powerful.
People of any intelligence will turn around completely by connecting with Divine Principle and Reverend Moon's thought one time. Look at the communist world leaders; through a 4 or 5 day training course they completely turn to God's side. It's no problem. Now look at the youth of the former Soviet world. They have completely come to Reverend Moon's side. Until now, American young people have been against me, saying, "How about that Reverend Moon; he is a heretic, we don't like what he is doing." It is so miserable that the younger generation has been going that way. But there is hope, l believe. We have brought students, even from famous universities, to Moscow, where they could study Divine Principle for two weeks with Soviet students teaching these Ivy League students. Do you understand? How shameful the American situation is! You should continue to develop that strategy now.
So Father has fought against the evils of America and won, and fought against communism and won; he fought against Kim Il Sung and won. He won all the victories, and the necessary foundation is coming back to his own family. You must know that from this point on, for a long time, wherever we go, there is no one who has any legitimate basis to come against Reverend Moon or us. No one can intelligently deny this; neither the scholarly world nor the economic world, nor the political world. They have no vision. Reverend Moon is the only one who can provide vision to the political world, without which the political world cannot continue meaningfully. The same is true for the religious world; there is no world which can survive without Reverend Moon's teaching.
In the beginning, many years ago, Father went down to Washington. At that time, they did not believe in Father, because they did not understand what Father was teaching, and they still thought they were higher beings than Father. But today, it's completely different. When Father goes to Washington, they meet Father in a different way. They talk about Reverend Moon being there; the word gets around very quickly. If Reverend Moon is not that important, why do they bother to talk about him like that? Japan, Russia, anywhere Reverend Moon goes, people's eyes open up and they become very attentive. It is the same in China and also North Korea -- Mother eventually will go to North Korea and deliver a speech. (Applause.)
The mass wedding of 30,000 couples has made a great impact in many different areas, because all parents, no matter which country or cultural background, know that children are very difficult to influence and control, that they will never listen to parents. But here, Reverend Moon gives the blessing to 30,000 couples at one time, accomplishing it all within a few days. That speaks millions of words to them; they realize, "Oh, so that's the power of Reverend Moon." No religious leader nor the president of any nation can accomplish such a feat; it's unheard of. Not even Kim Il Sung, who is the greatest and most efficient dictator, can make anyone listen to him like that. And Father is no dictator the 30,000 couples came to Korea and went through marriage enthusiastically and joyfully, of their own will. (Applause.) In the next three years we will reach Father's goal of 360,000 couples. Then we perhaps don't need to do so much; the world will pretty much take care of itself.
On another track, each country has its own national religion. Some South American countries are Catholic; everyone follows their national religion. If Unificationism is adopted as a national religion and Russia is one country seriously contemplating this -- that's all; it is finished. It could be more like 3,600,000 couples, all at one time. Where can the young people who are searching for meaning and truth go, except to the Unification Church? Everyone should at least poke their head into the Unification Church and see what we are doing. And those who are serious about marriage must peek into the Unification Church at some time or other. Once they do, they find the place of eternal value, in marriage as well as in all other aspects of life. (Applause.)
We are on the way to the unified world. We tend to think that we must keep working like this for another hundred years. No, the unified world is quite within our vision now; it is very near, much nearer than we think. And Father created this under such opposition, but today there is not so much opposition. l blessed many couples, thousands of couples from all over the world, creating the world foun- dation. Father is only a man with one family, and he made this foun- dation over the span of 40 years. How long did it take Father to make this foundation all over the world? Not so long. Do you understand? It has not been so long! I am welcomed everywhere now.
This is not a concept; it is reality. The historical age which Father envisioned as a concept is now reality. Now, look everywhere; it is reality. Father is talking about something not so far away; it is close, next door. That concept is actualized as concrete activity tak- ing place in reality. How far away is the unified world? Not so far. Look everywhere. Satan's world is falling down; it has completely no hope, it is falling, falling, becoming old, everywhere. Satan's world is completely ending on the earth; God's world is the destination and final hope. Do you follow me? (Yes!)
So, after crossing victoriously over the pinnacle of the world, the country and the clan, now Father comes back to the family. Where is the ultimate solution of this entangled, complicated, fallen history? It is not in the country; it comes down to the individual's mind and body, to the individual and the family. This is the key position to solve, because Adam fell within the family. So now. as Father has said over and over, the time of witnessing only to individuals is obsolete; we must witness on the family level, to entire families. Until now, throughout history, it was very difficult to move from the family to the clan, and from the clan to the nation, and so forth. But now all the walls have come down; Father brought them down. So, God can travel without restriction with Father and with his family. We are going back to the family, and restoring families, not individuals. Therefore we go home for tribal messiahship.
Compare this with Jesus 2,000 years ago ascending to heaven. Now, 2,000 years later, at the second advent, the Lord of the Second Advent as the True Parents will bring in and restore hundreds of thousands and even millions of families on the horizontal level. Of course, we have been proceeding in such a way that our goal is the restoration of the world, but you don't have to tackle the world problems, those are far too big. All you have to do is pay attention to your own clan. Then you will inherit the right of influence based upon Father's victory over the nation and world. The key to the victory is with Father. So Father is the victor on all levels: the Adam kingdom, family kingdom, national kingdom and world kingdom. All we need to do is mind our own clan and bring our own clan, then the restoration of the world will be accomplished.
Here is the analogy: Father not only restored the historical failures of humanity, but made the complete foundation intact. It is a good tree, with perfected roots, but the tree has no branches or twigs. The center root, center trunk and center bud all are connected to Father, so all we need to do is create lots of branches and twigs. These form the complete mainstream -- the center root, trunk, branch and center bud. By this analogy, all we need to do is add the branches. This is a perfect tree. Do you follow? Once we connect, then everybody will res- urrect. All which was created for tens of thousands of years around the world will in a short time resurrect and be living again.
Our Mission Is To Proclaim the Messiah
So after he reappears, the Lord of the Second Advent will find again Eve's nation, Cain's nation and Abel's nation. England, France and Italy are enemies to each other; Father will restore this. For the first time in history, these enemy nations will come to America, help America and make America more united. Such a thing has never been witnessed before in history. Never before have we seen countries saving an enemy country, as these countries have come to save America.
Therefore, America now stands with the precious chance to restore everything which they were to have done, but failed in the past, not only once but twice. Now America can be restored and continue to prosper. We know the USA movement, United to Serve America, and the Women's Federation for World Peace. America is the representative of the Christian civilization realm; it is the bride's country and bride's religion. We have all often heard that Christianity is the religion in the position of the bride who is to meet the bridegroom. That bridegroom is the Lord of the Second Advent who is to come. They had one chance to meet the groom, but they failed. But now the time has come around and they are in the position to meet him again, and they had better succeed this time.
By Americans doing that, they restore the mission which they failed, to serve for the sake of the whole world. By successfully completing their mission now, and by continuing to work for the sake of the world, they are made alive again. Now is their second chance. So America had better realize the real meaning and value of the Unification Church, and they will, too, centering on True Mother. She recreates or reestablishes the foundation which God realized in 1945 at the victorious end of World War II, centering on America. It failed, but now it is arranged again. The whole world now is in position to get in touch directly with Reverend Moon. Until now, Mother has been following Father like a shadow. Now, the whole world is in the perfect place and time to meet the groom; all brides are about to meet the groom. We are in that time identity. Now Mother is in the position to stand with Father, not following, not just tagging along, but with an equal foundation. Therefore, Father established the Women's Federation for World Peace and proclaimed the equality of women and the liberation of women. During this time, from 1952 for forty years until 1992, Mother has made the entire unified foundation to reach out to the whole world, like Father.
It seems like a casual thing, as if Father could say at any time, "Liberation of women." But the proclamation of the liberation of is the same foundation the Christians lost 40 years ago, and only after restoring that can women successfully meet the bridegroom. Meeting the bridegroom successfully qualifies women to be liberated. That's the position which Father is mentioning as having been established.
Father prayed for the seven main nations in God's providence, Korea, Japan, America, Germany, Italy, England and France, continuously for 40 years. This phase of the dispensation is what Mother undertook, giving speeches in the seven nations, and doing restoration work centering on the seven nations. The religion of the bride failed at the task of engrafting, but now Mother is restoring this failure. She has visited the seven nations, and now she engrafts again and makes the complete foundation which the successful bride's religion should have accomplished. Only after Mother accomplished that could the liberation of women take place. (Applause.)
After World War II, all the brides were ready to meet the groom. Now we are back in that position. They are approaching the groom. Wherever Mother went, she was welcomed. The women of each country knew the position they are in. This includes the communist countries of Russia, China and, by March, North Korea. Mother will be going there and delivering the speech about God. The founding rally was April 10, 1992, and within one year's time, by the end of March, 1993, Mother will accomplish the historically successful completion of this mission. She will re-graft that for which humanity lost the chance in 1945.
Now we can go back and proclaim the Messiahship in our own tribe and in our own home. We shout it out and speak it more frequently than we have eaten in our past lifetime. More than we moved our mouths to chew food, we should speak the proclamation this time. Father wants us to move our mouths. It is not your own life about which Father is concerned, but the hundreds of thousands of lives which must be saved through you. Of course, by doing that, we will live, too.
Talk and talk, even in your sleep, talk about the Messiah and the proclamation of True Parents. We will record on tape that we must believe in the Messiah and meet the Messiah before we can live again; otherwise we will perish. We pray that over and over again, continuously throughout all 24 hours. "They say there is a new Messiah coming: find out about it!" It is the True Parents. "TP," and the True Nation, "TN." To understand the possibility of saving the nation, we must understand about our parents. This is synonymous: the reappearance of the Lord of the Second Advent means that now he has completed the perfection of his family. The new era follows automatically.
The new family, actually, the family of Adam in the Garden of Eden, would have begun and continued directly into Heaven, but that did not happen. Now the new family appears, the original, completed, perfected family appears, and now begins the new era. We can call this the Completed Testament Age on the world level. Do you follow? (Yes.) As we can well imagine, Satan is getting more and more numb. He is witnessing the beginning of mass numbers of blessed families. We can have 36 million, even 360 million; Father does not mind. The fallen world is now erased, the restored world is now complete; this means there is 180 degrees difference now from the past, and wherever we go there is heaven. First, we have to quickly transfer lineage, transfer ownership and transfer the realm of heart from that of Satan into that of God.
True love is the key foundation. Through true love we live for the sake of others rather than for the sake of self. In the satanic world, everyone lives for the sake of "me." Is that 180 degrees the same or different from us? (Different.) We live for the sake of whom? (Others.) Living for the sake of others means that the family lives for the clan, and for the race, which has hundreds of thousands of families in it, and for the nation, which has a lot of races in it, and for the world, which has a lot of nations in it, and therefore millions and millions of families in it. So families sacrifice for the sake of the clan; the clan sacrifices for the sake of the race and country, and the race and country sacrifice for the sake of the world. In that way, the smaller one will sacrifice for the larger objective in God.
All the spirit world will practice this, without exception; since we practice it here, they naturally practice it there. Thus, everywhere we go it is our domain, because it is God's domain. Would you American blessed couples like Father to visit your blessed home? (Yes.) To visit or to stay? (Stay.) Why? (Because we love you.) Yes, because you love Father, but how did you come to love him? You're that good. It is because Father loved you so much. With or without us knowing, Father opened up our way, not only the individual way, but the family way, and even the clan's way and nation's way. God loved the world, and so He gave the Messiah. The Messiah is necessary for me, and for us, on earth and in the spirit world. So we are all going in one direction.
We passed beyond the New Testament, because the wall of Tribal Messiahship has been surmounted, and now is the time that we can reach out. The era of the Completed Testament means that without further indemnity of any kind, Father can send out the Tribal Messiahs. Then every person and family can return to God, return to the Kingdom of Heaven, and partake in the kingship of the Kingdom of God, by becoming one with a Tribal Messiah. It's a wondrous thing which is happening. Everyone in our home can be restored and connected to the Kingdom of Heaven; even our physical parents, who gave birth to us physically but still remain in the fallen world, can be connected to God Himself instantaneously. Everywhere we go we can make this happen, without indemnity.
Now, God no longer is restricted in His freedom to appear; God can go anywhere, following Tribal Messiahs. God can go and God can come; this never happened before in history. For the first time since God created Adam's family, God can live in there, He can stay there if He wishes; He can go somewhere else if He wants to; He can travel as much as He will, to any country. With all the different Tribal Messiahs, He can do the same. That means He can go everywhere, in and out, as He pleases; He can dominate with absolute love and put everything under His dominion.
God is everywhere now, so everywhere cannot help but become the Kingdom of Heaven. The unified world, centering on God, can connect on every level: the unified family level, unified nation, unified world and unified cosmos level. Do you understand? God can go back freely through that point of connection. Until now, Satan made many walls, protecting his own world. Now we can tear the walls down, all over the world, tear them down and be completely free. Centering on the Tribal Messiahs connecting to their tribes, all families will connect after God goes everywhere. Every family and every individual will connect, everywhere. That is the original ideal of God on the earth. Now He is forming the body of a complete nation. How wonderful an age we are living in now! Amen! (Amen! Applause.)
The main thing is that we now can live with God, freely. There are four realms of heart and three kingships. How can we create the family? This is the blessed couples' family mission. This is the last terminal, our destination. So it is clear. This can connect with God everywhere, from the individual foundation, to the family and all over the world, in heaven, too. This is the completion of liberation.
Those who can create the brilliant blessed families in the new age of the Completed Testament, raise your hands. It is no problem, and you understand clearly now. (Yes.) Once you understand, making it happen is no problem. That is your mission; not Father's mission. (Yes! ) Until now, God was helping you and Father was helping you. Now you understand, and so you can do it, no problem. You don't need God, you don't need. . . (Laughter.) It's true! Liberate God and True Parents. Do you understand? (Yes!) Clear, clear.
Col. Han prays:
The Women's Federation rallies are completed in all the states, are they not? (Yes. ) Mrs. Spurgin, we must begin from the state level. After we do the states, we come down lower and lower, to the county level and to the actual physical family level. In the family there are the father and children. Man is in the archangel's position, and so Father and the children should become one. We have our True Mother, and the children, Cain and Abel, return to the mother's womb and then eventually become one with Father. With this condition, then, Father has new, original sons and daughters, namely us. Finally, we must come back to where we are. We must first become one with the True Mother, then we come to Father, and then we return to where we are.
We must return to the position where we are reborn in the position correlative to Father's own physical children. Obviously it is not possible physically, but conditionally it is possible, and God will accept the condition, based upon true love. It is just like we are returning into Father's body before being conceived as a fetus. Do you understand? We've got to travel back and return. Then we will have connected with true love. It is like electricity from a generator, traveling around a circuit, going back and completing the cycle. One time we have to do that. That is the true meaning of "to be born again" in true love and True Father.
Later on the wife and children will come to obey the husband. This must happen before we really can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. So, this will be the predominant pattern in the Unification Church in the future: centering on the mother, the children will become one and eventually come to the father and return. So the family is the unit, not the individual. Be blessed, then go into Tribal Messiahship, connect them back to the mother as children, and return to the father. So, True Mother is the real entity of the Holy Spirit, but she is not a spirit, she is a physical mother.
It is the time for all of us to be able to live on the face of the earth. As Father has said repeatedly, it is not strange, yet wondrous, that even Premier and Mrs. Deng's son, and the second generation in China, all like Father. No one taught them; no one told them to do that. And Kim Il Sung's son is no exception. It is all due to the Principle. Women should not rest, even though you worked hard until now. Until now, the man played the key role in the dispensational recovery, but now is the time of the woman's role, which is much more important. The men took the rule of the world, and always they messed things up. Now it is up to the women, by Principle, to really start working and make it a successful world. Once we become one with Father, we can do it; the women will become successful. This is the real solution to the world's problems. Divine Principle points in one direction; everything is consistent.
Unification begins within each one of us, in the mind and body relationship. Upon Unification faith can come peace, happiness and freedom. American Unificationists should know that. Freedom with mind and body -- with what kind of freedom can we make the foundation of freedom? The mind and body have to unite. The problem is "me." The ideal world is the unification world. You will get freedom and peace in the ideal world. The Unification Church should be teaching that to all people.