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RESURRECTION AND LIBERATION OF THE WORLD'S WOMEN - PART I and - PART II, REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Belvedere, New York, Translator - Sang Kil Han, January 31, 1993
The resurrection of the women of the world will bring liberation to all humankind. Is it convenient or inconvenient to have multiple languages? (Inconvenient.) How can you surmount that? (Learn Korean.) Yes. We have to recognize the inconvenience, and the stronger we deny the present impasse the faster we will get to conveniency. Is there any better solution than that?
We have to deny many things. The life that is not good must be denied. To resurrect means to be born again. We cannot be born again until we deny the old life. Then we can give birth to new women. That is the center of the Bible's teaching: deny the sinful world. "To deny" is the main biblical teaching.
Look at the world which Satan has invaded. He has connections and elements everywhere. These all must be denied before God can move in. If there had been no fall, up and down relations would not be changeable. They would be permanent. What is up must be up. What is down is down and must be down. Even if it revolves in an orderly way, what was up would stay up, it would not come down. In Father, for example, up is up and down is down. He may rotate on his central axis, but up always stays up. But if the head goes down and the feet up, that is not right; it is inverted. The right-hand side is always to the right, never to the left. The right side can come to the left by rotating 180¡. So in the process of change you have to turn around completely, 360¡. If you turn around 180¡ the front will be back. This is the essence of the fall: what was up is now down and what was down is now up.
Because of the fall what was down went up, and history has been moving to bring it down. We can also see that what was down has been coming up. As what was wrongfully up goes down and what was wrongfully down goes up, there will be a transition point. That point must be crossed on all the levels, individual, family, tribe, nation, world and cosmos. The crossing occurred on a given level according to the stage of history.
We can see that history is a succession of denials. To deny things leads to war. There has been one war after another. That is the reason for war in history. Until we reach the crossing point on the world level, war will continue. We who are living at this time are the result, the fruit, of historical development. All of us, all individuals, families and nations, must focus our attention on the world level at this time. Therefore, my mind and body is working to solve this transition, this crossing. Look at the individual "I". We all have a mind and body. Our body has many strings attached to it. Many of us have undesirable habits. The mind, centering on religion, is bringing us to a greater awareness of ourselves. We have to harmonize ourselves and bring the good things out and throw away the bad. As does a body, a nation has many habits. We have to adopt what is good and throw away what is bad. In religions we also have to judge and choose the good. There is a lot of work to be done.
The individual can see how he is living and must decide to move to a higher way of life. The family has to look at how it has been living and it too has to throw away bad habits and form good new ones. So in order to liquidate chong sang - these bad habits - the whole world will try to throw away the bad and adopt the good. When the universal day of liquidation comes, the whole world will try to solve its problems. It will work on all levels and throughout the world. There is a lot of work.
These are the last days of human history. This ideology and thought, which is the main essence of all religious teachings, is trying to capture the individual and influence him or her in good ways. The individual and all the families of the world must go through the crossing point according to the time of history. The individual age will allow the individual to change; the family age will allow the family to change. Even though the time and level are different, they all cross the same transition point.
The direction history takes is a straight line. What does Father mean by saying history has gone in a straight line? What has caused that? The conscience is the cause of that. The conscience has taught filial piety and love of parents. Only love working with the conscience can harmonize the relationships of up and down, right and left, front and back. It is the conscience which has kept this line straight.
The fall resulted in two directions based upon two loves. When we see two different directions and powers, we should recognize that it is the result of the fall. Do you realize that? (Yes). It is extremely complicated. Man is always changing direction, due to the influences he receives from these two powers. Although there were many possibilities, if God exists, God must have one idea for a perfect man and for a perfect family. In order better to understand God's formula we must know: did God have the world in mind? Should the individual have to adapt to the world or the world to the individual? He had the world in mind first, and the individual must adapt to the world. God had in mind one perfect individual who would represent the perfect standard.
Consider the fall itself. Man and woman committed the fall. The woman's individualistic thinking and the man's individualistic thinking caused the fall. One must follow the other, but today both man and woman want to lead, never yielding to each other. Neither your mind nor body wants to yield to the other. The individual is like that, the family is like that, each nation makes the same claims and so it leads inevitably to war. That has been the course of history. Today, at the time of world transition, this is taking place on the world level. The communist and democratic sides have been fighting. We see that the communist world has fallen, so should everyone follow America now? That is the question.
Everything is in a relationship of subject and object. How do we re-establish a correct order on all levels around one central point? Starting from the individual, the world is made up of men and women. Women should be on one side and men on the other. After everything is in proper position it should turn around. But which is the center of rotation, men or women? In order to maintain order naturally, an individual cannot insist on turning around himself. He has to turn around a center. There is only one correct position, and he has to find this right position and remain there eternally. That means we have to find an individual who takes that position. That man represents all men: I am a man who represents all men in the whole world and cosmos. He should also think: I represent all the women of the world. This is true for all women too: each should represent all women of the world.
The pair system is very important. Even if we are in the upper position we must keep the lower position in mind. If we are on the right side we must consider the left side. This is so that we can harmonize. This is an important concept: whatever position you have you must keep the other in mind. All creation lives for the sake of the other. So at the time you say up, first recognize down, then recognize up. When you say right, recognize left first and then right. And in circular motion too, one moves for the sake of the other. The down-person moves for the up-person. Without this you cannot have motion. If one individual does not have the other in mind it will lead to destruction.
Everything we see, including motion, is the expression of the desire to serve the other. So the more we move, the greater we serve. Here we see the principle of God's creation. We can also see Satan's way which is different and says "Live for the sake of me." Are women born for the sake of women? (No.) When we say woman, we already have a man in mind. Women are born absolutely for men. And men absolutely need women. Not only men and women, but everything in the whole universe works this way. Without this principle, the development of the universe is not possible. We see that it is possible; this is God's creation. If in a family we see a grandfather saying, "Live for the sake of me," there will be no harmony, only separation and destruction. But instead, if we live for the sake of the other, the more we move the greater the other becomes.
We have many members here, but who is the real Unification Church member? That will be just one person. If Reverend Moon is the subject, who is the perfect object? If the object and the subject each demand to be treated best, there will be fighting and decline. However, the more they say, "I should live more for the sake of the other," the greater the good that will come to the church. If each says "I will live more for the sake of the other," they will rotate faster and grow. Is that true? (Yes.)
Now consider the individualistic kingdom of America. No one thinks anything is wrong; they all think things are fine. But the universe spits at it, because it defies the principle. The universal fate is that those who claim, "You live for me," will perish. The ones who live for others are protected by universal fate. That fate is connected to the entire cosmos and can see forever. Its sight is unlimited. When it sees one living for the other, it is good.
When your mind and body unite and live for the other, that is good. It will grow larger and larger and connect to all the universe. Denying yourself is principle number one. This principle of living for the sake of others is cardinal. When you do that, you will feel good because universal fate will support you. When you roll with this you are dancing. But look at dancers today: are they dancing for the other or are they trying to pull others to themselves? If someone drinks a lot of wine in order to give money to another, that is good, but there is no such drunkard. They all drink for themselves. If there were a drunkard who drank so as to give money to others, there would be lines of people following him.
Is that true? (Yes.) I don't know, you know better than me.
What a wonderful concept this is. Everywhere Reverend Moon goes, people will come to like him more and more, because he lives for others. But if someone tries to destroy him, they will be destroyed by universal fate. Do you like or love Rev. Moon? (Love.) Do you mean that? (Yes.) Does love mean taking or giving? This applies to God too. Everyone loves God. When you pray to God, does He try to take advantage of you? (No.) Because God is like that, He does not like a person who tries to take advantage of others. Look at America. God gave lots of blessing to America. If Americans live for others, God will love them. But if Americans live for themselves, universal fate will crush them, no matter how much they would like to prosper.
Individualism is the worst disease, and that unfortunately is now with us. Women, do you consider a man's appearance or his mind to be more important? (Mind.) How can you see his mind? How can we distinguish a good mind from a bad mind? Look for the mind that lives for the sake of the other. That is a good man. If you find such a man and marry him, no matter what he looks like, your future will be good. Isn't that right? (Yes.) So wouldn't the champion of the world's women want to live for the sake of the world? She need not make up her face. There is no way to deny that living for the world is the best policy.
What is a truthful woman? When a man loves a woman so much and a woman tries to pay him back even more, that is a truthful woman, and vice versa. What happens in the couple, both of whose partners cannot be outdone in loving the other? True love will grow. There is an infinite potential, which will bring infinite prosperity. Is it morning or evening? (Morning.) I think it is evening, but you know better. Jim, do you understand? (Yes.) If you are willing to work for your company for less, you will become the head. The American way is different; it is the opposite of this. In America people sue if they must work for less, but God does not have that concept in His mind. If God decided to sue then the whole of the human race would be wiped out. God's mind absolutely denies the idea of lawsuits.
After all the money that has been invested in the Washington Times, there are individuals there who are trying to sue. They are trying to cling to their high-paying positions. They want to bleed the Washington Times. That is satanic. If you had a lot of money would you want to offer it to God? (Yes.) This cannot be America. Father's pocket is always empty, but whenever he comes to America he always wants to give. Do you want to help or to receive help? So who is winning? The world will say, "He must be losing, because he gives everything away." But America must realize that they have to give back or else they will perish. God is the one who says to all who want to serve Him, "Don't serve me, serve the world!" If America wants to prosper it must give more to the world. Is this a wrong and crazy idea? (No.) Don't you feel good when listening? (Yes.) But then you say it's not so good to do it. So we need a revolution. We must change our thinking from bad to good.
In one hour the very principle of true prosperity has been shown to us. Everyone wants a peaceful world, but no one will get it without this principle. Is there anyone who does not want to be the center, the top person of the universe? No, everyone does. When the one appears who is the representative from the level of the individual to that of the universe, then the universe will be saved. Why? Because God exists and God is like that. Even if that is only invisible and only exists in the mind, it will come about, because God will create it for us. How wonderful. That gives endless prosperity. People may blame Father for this or that, but Father continues to give. So eventually Reverend Moon will be accepted. Reverend Moon goes deeper and deeper into the core position. You think that's good, but your actions are not so good.
Father has spoken one hour. Sermons are supposed to be 40 minutes long, and already this one is over one hour long and Father hasn't even gotten to the topic of women. Father spoke 14 hours the day before yesterday, so Father doesn't feel himself. We have to meet tomorrow, and if Father stops now more people will come tomorrow. Father has not even removed the underbrush; he has to do that before he can till the soil.
Even if Father spent hundreds of hours he cannot get to his topic. So let's finish for today. Tomorrow the men can stay home and all the women can come. (No.) If you say no, one of you can come and speak. We have already agreed that all American men want to be number one, so one of you come and speak.
Americans say, "We are number one, you must follow us." But America is spreading AIDS all over; is that good or bad? Bad. So we now hear "Yankee go home!" They are being kicked out by the world.
To be in the correct position we must always be responsible to represent the entire universe. God will praise you. There is no one except God who is living like that. Even if a small child appeared thinking that, God would treasure him. But history has never seen such a person. Even toward America, which is going against God and ignoring its responsibility, God looks and says "I must save and re-educate these people." So even Americans thus can love God, and can go and love other countries.
The awesome conclusion is that each person wants to become the best. To do that, each must think, "I represent the entire world and live for the sake of the world." If you think that, you think that you represent the past, present and future. Such a man loves women the best, and can come to the conclusion that there is no woman who does not love him. All women will want to marry that man. In order for you to have that kind of husband, you must be that kind of woman. In that way you can be the best. When you learn about this, you say to God, "I will do not only that but better." If you are anxious to do better than God, you can climb on top of God and God will say, "That feels good." Frankly, none of you wants to be outdone by Father, do you? (No.)
Here is Reverend Moon, who says, "Go and save all women." Then one small woman responds and works like crazy and gets many women and is educating them. Will Father stop her? No, he will tell her she is better than him. If one small member of the family says, "I have to bring God here," and goes out and does that, then everyone will bow down to her. They may ask her how she did it. She will say, "I learned from Father to live for the sake of the world." God will be astonished and His ears will open. God will follow her anywhere, even to hell. If you do more than what Father is encouraging you to do, Father will fall in love with you. She is a lovable person. We are all capable of being like that. How wonderful that concept is. Do you understand that you must become the center, focal point of the universe? (Yes.)
So let us finish here and continue tomorrow, the first day of February. The interpreter should be the happiest person. This title is very important, especially for women. Leave the title on the board. Let us pray.
REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON SPEAKS ON
RESURRECTION AND LIBERATION OF THE WORLD’S WOMEN - PART II
February 1, 1993 Belvedere, New York Translator - Sang Kil Han
Today’s sermon is a continuation of yesterday’s. On one side we have earth and the other side heaven. Men represent heaven and women represent earth. Together they form the ideal purpose of God in creation. Earth is horizontal, and heaven is vertical. In the western world there is not so much understanding of the concept of vertical and horizontal, heaven and earth. But this concept is daily fare for orientals. In ourselves we have mind and body, analogous to heaven and earth. Mind and body must become one, whether the person be a man or woman. The mind is vertical and the body is horizontal. The mind is the vertical self; the body is the horizontal self. If we are actualized like that then we connect to the whole world. One should wish that the whole horizontal world belongs to him or her. One’s mind should have the whole vertical world. We want the biggest and best. The better is vertical. So we must keep both elements in mind. That is what makes the world.
When everyone thinks this way it creates a stairway. In order to have three dimensions you need right and left, up and down, and front and back. Always keep these three relationships in harmony. Man who stands here has a spouse on his left. When we move or turn, even if we turn 360 degrees, the axis does not change. The direction changes but not the axis. So the vertical is the center, not the horizontal. The vertical is always vertical and is thus the center of the universe. Our mind occupies that vertical position. Western civilization is a material civilization. They take it apart and study it and analyze things, expanding their knowledge. But the east puts all things in perspective. What belongs in one place goes where it belongs.
The irony is, if man had not fallen, the more materially prosperous a man would have become, the more prosperous would have been his spirit. But because of the fall the reverse is true. Here in America, where abundant blessing has been given, the spiritual quality has declined. The fall created the greatest irony. The former Soviet Union, which boasted of being the most materialistic, actually has nothing materially, but instead their spiritual strength is greater. The countries which boast of having a strong spirit actually have little spirit, but they do have much material blessing. This is an expected phenomenon of the last days. The problem remains concerning how to balance these two extremes. Who will balance the spiritual and material?
For the vertical and horizontal, heaven and earth, to become one, man and woman must become one. In a man, his mind represents God and his body represents True Parents. His spouse has the same internal relationship. Two such united people can form a perfect vertical and horizontal relationship. When they internally unite mind and body then they can unite perfectly. Extending this to its conclusion, if you own one you own the whole universe. What makes you eligible to own this? It is neither man nor woman but love which both man and woman covet. The fallen world has never seen true love. The owner of true love is God and True Father. So God and man will become one, then if his spouse unites in the same way, the whole universe can unite.
Who did God create first, man or woman? (Man.) Man represents heaven. So in the Bible we see the symbolism that God took the rib of Adam and created Eve. This did not happen literally; it only means that Eve was created in the image of Adam. The plus is heaven and the opposite is earth. It is like two spheres: the upper, the right and the front represent heaven; the lower, left and rear represent earth. This is the way the universe is connected. So we see that all these objectives can be realized through love. Without love we cannot do this. So when a child is born, it is protected and loved. Who embraces the baby? The mother, who is on the horizontal level, does. Then the mother and all the children are protected by the father. The mother must all the time, day and night, love this vertical love of the father. The whole family must together then turn around the vertical. Mother and children must turn. What makes this? Love.
The mother must receive ample love from the father to give to the children. If the father does not give her enough love, she cannot love the children. In this way the vertical love is deployed horizontally. As we can see we have enough elements to cover all 360 degrees.
Bringing them together is not the man or woman, but the power of love. Is that true? (Yes.) Once we know this for sure, there can be no such thing as a broken family. In the West, we have an erroneous concept that man and woman are equal. If men turn one way and women another, how can they be equal? How can we have two axes? When you see two babies, one boy and one girl grow, the girl grows horizontally and the boy grows vertically. As a result boys are taller than girls; also look at the hips of the woman. They have to be stabilized so they can give birth; this is natural. Also woman have an abundant bosom, big hips and a soft touch. All are not for her, but for her children. Women can boast of their bosom and hips. Men have no hips, but instead have broad shoulders. This is the way God built us. When we enter the family we can immediately identify the center: it is the woman who takes care of all things in the house. It is she who loves the earth and the universe. She takes care of everything and absolutely loves her husband. We must become like this before we can expect for me and my family to be able to go to God’s warehouse, the Kingdom of Heaven.
Man’s mind represents heaven and woman’s mind represents earth. So together their growth is similar. However when they are mature, man represents heaven and woman earth. Women must try hard to gain spirituality. Men must also work to gain this harmony. Women make friends very easily, but not men. Men should not bow down so much. Woman are expected to bow down to make peace, to promote religion and godly qualities.
Look at the existing Christian men. They do not try as hard at evangelizing as woman. But yet are there many great women religious leaders? No; most are men. The women all worshipped, loved and followed the man. What is the significance? There is none, except that man is subject and woman object. But man has one thing more than the woman. Amongst brothers, the one who has one more thing will be the leader. Look at a mountain with many trees. If there is one huge tree it will dominate all the other trees. Is there one woman determined to become greater than men? No. So the religious leaders are men and women then follow. So God and man must come into unity. If they do not there is no base for unification.
In the subject position, Satan replaced God, and man became one with the evil father. That evil father has a very changeable center, because Satan moves him around. The original good man should settle in one place. That evil father will not bring unity, but division. Look at all the different skin colors, white, black and yellow. If you have a choice, you would like to live in a moderate climate zone. The north is too cold, the equator too hot. The white people come from the north, like polar bears. But the black people come from a hot place. If all men had lived in the temperate zone, their skin color would not be different. But instead, there was division and one was pushed out to the extreme cold, the other to the hot. What made that happen? Satan. The ancestor of the white people must have done something wrong and fled. Something like that must have happened. When they fled to a cold climate zone, they began a pirate civilization. The early history of Scandinavian countries was a history of piracy. They shed blood and killed many people; it was bad. The white civilization has caused a lot of bloodshed. What about the ones who were pushed south? It was hot and they rested under trees. Food was plentiful, so they become lazy. They danced well because they danced a lot. When that happens there is not so much discipline between man and woman. The pirates plundered them, killed all the men and took all the women. Is a pirate a man or a woman? (Man.) Is he good or bad? A bad man takes a good woman. How can such a pirate race get God’s blessing? The women who were kidnapped must have prayed and put a lot of heart into the race. The woman brought to the island nation of England must have prayed and put a lot of heart into the nation, thinking that even though I received the seed of a pirate I will raise you to be a better son. Even though this is not orthodox history, we can speculate that this happened.
Where did the worthwhile religions spring up? Not in the west but in the east. Every major religion comes from the east. Countries such as Germany, England or France, which colonized the world, did not raise up men but women. Through women they tried to control the African countries. In the Opium war, who was the target? Women or men? The reason they brought the opium was to subdue the men. The women were becoming westernized, but the men didn’t want to follow the western ways. So the English wanted to get rid of the men. To do this they fed them opium. We know very well the law of cause and effect. Their own descendants are now plagued by opium. Look back at history: which race did more evil things-white people, black people or oriental people? Whites. They always attacked and caused bloodshed. They killed blacks, orientals and other whites. This soil itself, in America, does it belong to whites or orientals? Orientals were living here; the white people took it from the orientals. More and more this will be revealed. This racial problem is very formidable; it may escalate into religious wars, with one religion fighting the other. Without God we have no chance.
How did white people, with this background, come to accept Christianity? It was not because they were good, no. It was the women, the women accepted God’s religion and invested much heart into it. They became good and influenced the men to be good, and thus they came into God’s realm. We must understand that the fall took place through a woman. But God has been fostering religion through women. Who prays more, men or women? (Women.) Why? Why not men? Because men do not have so much to pray for; but how about women, who have been subjugated by men’s force? Upon whom could they rely? God. Who was hurt more? Women were incredibly hurt by men. This is true for all age groups of women. In terms of love, who has been misused most? (Women.)
What is a woman’s inclination? Does she want love in many places or does she only want one husband to love her? (One.) But men are different. They will move around and wherever they go they start a new family. Fallen women look for men who are better than their husband. This encourages men to wander more and be more immoral. But men do not want their wives to wander.
We see over and over again that the fighting within the family is caused by the men wandering afar. Women ask, “Which woman did you see this time?” Women do not travel so far, they stay at home because their hips are heavy. If man tries to sit still, he cannot, because his shoulders are too heavy. You may laugh, but this is important. In history all things have happened with love. There are many trains in history. But look at the love train. This train carries the most blood, tears and misery. Can you find a train with more misery? (No.) Overnight a man and woman who are so deeply in love can be shattered apart and lose everything. Can a human being experience more misery than that? Through that happening, one generation can destroy the ancestors’ work of many generations, and also destroy the descendants. Where is a pure heart of love? Where is the lineage of the one pure woman? Where is purity? Where is chastity? Look at all our ancestors; there have been many kinds. You may have a burglar or a killer. Have you ever stopped to think how to start a pure lineage and keep it? In this world, it is not possible. The only way to keep the purity of your descendants is to build a cage and isolate them from the world. But that is impossible. None of us can start a new lineage. How can God make a pure blood lineage when everything is so bad and desolate? Do you think your ancestors are as good as you or a bad as you? How do we behave? As if no one is better than me.
Satan made this enormous complication of love. Man made it bad and woman retaliated and made it worse. Ethics, with a very weak muscle, tried to slow down the decline. But then along came free sex. Who made that happen? (Man.) But man has been involved in free sex all the time. Take American soldiers. Wherever they went, they lived with other women. This brings animosity, so now in order to defend themselves, they say “let’s have free sex.” Satan has no other way. So now that you have seen it for a few decades, is anyone satisfied with it? Can any woman or man say that it’s a good idea? Free sex has even evolved into incest and relationships between grandfathers and granddaughters. Of course they feel guilty, but then they say, “Do not feel guilty.” When different colors of water come together, it becomes dirty.
With free sex are men or women comfortable? Is free sex practised by age group? No; the inclination is to cross age groups. The old attack the young, even the infant is not safe. It is the grandparents’ responsibility to see to the welfare of their offspring. For those who practice free sex, do they want free sex with another who has had many sexual experiences or one who is pure? (Pure). We see that they look to the younger. This is worse than the animals. Professors and teachers always look at their students. Can any concept of family exist here? This is exactly what Satan wants. Does God love that? God hates that the most. Who sobs more because of love, men or women? (Women.) What are we going to do about that? Can the President of the country do anything? This President does not look to be strong in that regard. Religious leaders in America make the same mistake. Who will repair this? Is this normal or sick? It’s very sick, sick, sick. Everyone is affected by this.
So the women of the world are in this situation. Should we repair men or women first? Who suffers more from the bad results of love? Women are about to die because of it. Who will mend them, who will repair that? What shall we do? All the world is worrying about that. In this desperate situation, what if we wipe all the men out? That is not good for the women. Even a really hurt woman would say please don’t kill him. Just send him away for ten years and beat him and educate him. That is not something that God or we want. But shouldn’t we do that? At any cost should we repair this? (Yes.) If that will work, we should do it. Of course, God is thinking about this too. He wants to do it with as little change as possible, without using any extreme measures. Would God do that through religion or through the non-religious realm? Through religion. Throughout history we can see that God has been developing the bride through Christianity, centering on women. So now the world is ready, we have the bride ready. The bridegroom appears. From where will he appear? If he comes from the earth all will oppose him, so he must come from heaven. Women have prayed throughout history, please send us one true eternal man, who will bring the true thought and ideal, and I would like to receive the truthful seed from him. That is every woman’s deep prayer.
You all want to meet pure men, not ragged-looking ones in tatters. Ever since the fall, even though this was the desire of all women, none have received a pure man’s seed. It is their highest and deepest desire, but they have never seen it in the satanic world. Nevertheless they still pray for it. Millions and millions of women through out history have prayed for the one pure man, the one pure seed. God, thinking of women, cannot help but answer that prayer. Men have through out history trampled and mutilated love. So at the end of the days there should be a women’s movement to totally deny fallen man’s value. There should be a religion where all women come together to deny men continuing tyranny. God, who knows the situation, cannot blame women for that.
We all want true love, a true father, true parents, and true family. Men and women want this; all Americans want this. Of course we want this, but do we have it? (No.) If you examine closely, they don’t pray for true love, their father or their parents. Should we erase this? (Erase it.) It will bring only confusion and chaos. Before He erases the bad, God prepares the good. Who brings this to earth? The saviour, the Lord of the Second Advent, the True Parents. Now the environment is prepared, because they have denied all the evil ways. Individualism has only one good side: it denies all the bad things. An individualist doesn’t need a father or parents, God or anything, only him- or herself. But as we know we need all of these. We should live joyfully with the other people, other countries and the world. This is how God has created us.
History has advanced from the feudal ages to two blocs and now to one huge bloc. The Unification Church is sitting on top of that, understanding it all. All racial, economic and national problems can be transcended with the almighty power of love. The mass wedding is the direct implementation of this. No other religion does this. It goes beyond all cultural, racial and national problems. Are there many white people who would like a black spouse? No, but in the Unification Church, even though the bride and groom have never seen each other and cannot even talk to each other, they are happy with Father’s choice. The world looks at that and fiercely opposes it at the beginning. As time goes on they will not oppose so much, it is the shock they have to get over. How complicated it is to solve the world’s problems. If you take them one by one, they are overwhelming. But the real solution is true love and the true individual and family.
Does Reverend Moon like this system so much that he wants to do it? No; this is how God created it. All creatures together want this. Satan is opposed to everything that God does. The fight between God and Satan has never been more visible. Everything that God wants to accomplish, Satan wants to stop. Starting from the individual and going up to the cosmos, no one can solve this. No one but God can work this out. But through this gospel which has come down, we can save the world.
What happens when we mix all the colors of the world? Will it be black, white or yellow? (Yellow). Among the 5.5 billion people, 3.2 are yellow, 1.2 are white and 1.1 billion are black. So the Pacific era will come. The Asian culture and people will become more dominant. We will see in the future 3 out of 4 people in a mass wedding will be yellow. This is not because Father wants to promote them, but objectively this is likely to happen. Nowadays, all in the west look to the east and deeply desire to get closer to the oriental people. When two want to marry, who is the one to propose? (Man.) What happens if all men only propose to orientals, and western women do not get proposed to? Western women will have to become more humble, like oriental women. Well, Father knows that, so what can he do? Father thinks that maybe if western women can become humble to oriental women, and become like oriental women, there is hope.
If you have to do it by yourself, it takes many many years. But here in America you look around. There are many Japanese women. Do you despise them or do you wish that you become like them? Father is looking at only one thing, as should you. He is looking at the faith standard. Otherwise there’s nothing to look at. The American woman of over fifty years ago won over the Japanese, but there’s nothing that American women have to be proud of over Japanese. Who has the higher standard of faith? Generally, Japanese women’s standard is higher. You hate to admit it, but we have to admit it. Do you know what happened to Father because of that? Father was persecuted so much for doing this. That is the only way to learn. Now especially Father brought American men to the highest standard.
So there are many American men who thought silently. Do you think that American men thought that Father was good? Before, Father was the symbol of evil. As they understand more and more they become lower, and conversely Reverend Moon becomes higher. In a very objective view, who is higher, the President of United States or Reverend Moon? American people will listen to Reverend Moon or Clinton more? (Reverend Moon.) That’s a reality. Reverend Moon is against evil and shows why he is against it. Praise rather than complaint is due. The conclusion that mass wedding is very good is because the way of life after being through the mass wedding is far superior to anything else. Wife and husband are married for 10 years yet live separately, yet the wife doesn’t even worry about her husband even though they don’t live together. They are so worry-free that they gain weight. It’s an Oriental expression that if you are worry free then you gain weight. Is that bad or good? Man and woman both deserve credit for this but who is the center of religious life, woman or man? (Woman.) Yes. Who follows the central religion, women or men?
Now this is the time of transition. We have to transfer. Until now, during the evil history men led the way and women had to follow. Now we have to change, because women are more religious and religion is the right direction. The whole Christian realm is the bride’s realm. Should the bridegroom’s realm be one or two? (One.) He is only one, however, and there are so many brides. How can we balance this?
Restoration is to return to the round shape. Even though the man is here, however, before a man appears woman should be there. So first, Adam, second in Jesus’ time, and third the Second Advent. Then who is Sun Myung Moon? (Applause.) Does anybody believe that? Which one, did the world nod or shake? They opposed. Now they are shaking, but not so confidently. Restoration is not so easy; it’s so difficult. That’s the course-always changing, going up and down.
The true man’s seed comes out here. Satan coupled with Adam made the fallen civilization but here God and Reverend Moon will start a new generation-a new seed. Father taught this on the first Sunday of January. Eve becomes one with Cain and Abel. England being in Eve’s position and America and France in Abel and Cain’s position. Abel is the small messiah. At the end of World War II, America became the center-the Abel. Abel is the child of the saviour, planted as an individual but harvested on a world-level at the end of World War II. That’s the historical formula which historically must be met. This is the way the fall took place, and restoration must take place this way. God, starting from here, has worked tirelessly, and by doing that He is coming back and settling into the original position. That means Cain and Abel’s position reverses. While it is being done, Eve too must come to reverse the fall, because the result of fall was to bring the three against each other.
Now restoring by reversal brings Eve and Cain and Abel together. God planted this thousands of years ago on an individual level and now restores it, not on the family-level but on the world-level. Historians now agree that 1960 was the historical transition time. After World War II then many small nations gained independence. All the victors of World War II gave independence to those small countries according to their desire. Because in 1960 parents were installed on the earth, the children prepared themselves. Until now the brothers, 12 tribes and 12 nations, all fought, but after the allied victory they gave independence to many countries. The Lord of the Second Advent is coming again. The Father of the Second Advent is coming again. Satan invaded the first Adam, and the second Adam came from God. After restoring all the different Abel and Eve positions on every level, the Second Advent can come.
The Eve representing all the women and the second generation must gather together and become one with the groom and after that they should embrace all of the world. In the Old Testament era there was Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. So these nations, unlike the first family which fell, should have restored the fall. This is what was to have been achieved on the national-level at Jesus’ time when the Messiah came. After this, on the world-level, the same pattern takes place centering on the Mother. Cain and Abel come together as brothers to meet the Second Advent. In Jesus’ time when the father ascended then the Holy Spirit, which is the mother spirit, descended. As Father explained earlier, man is vertical and women are horizontal. Woman as holy spirit came down on earth.
At the time of the Second Advent the Messiah should come. This was at the end of World War II, in 1945. The Kingdom of Heaven should have taken seven years to build, which would have been 1952. However, because Christianity opposed the Second Coming, a 40-year indemnity period was necessary. Father indemnified the failure in 1945 centering on the Unification Church. Father was cast out into the wilderness with the whole world mobilized to oppose him. What Father did in this 40 years was to pick up Japan and Germany and America to replace the countries (England, America and France) which had failed. So this 40 years of re-indemnification of 4,000 years took place. America had failed so God could not take it again, but Father as the second generation could. Father had to take America again, because it is the only country to inherit the foundation of the Old and New Testaments. The Completed Testament could not begin without this foundation. During the last 40 years Father has gone over all 8 stages. Twenty years represent the Old Testament and 20 years represent the New Testament. The 40 years represent the 4,000 years of history. Father crossed over all 8 barriers to reach God.
At the end of World War II, when the bridegroom appeared, the foundation was lost. Father re-indemnified and with these three countries, during the last 40 years, has now restored the situation. Father has cleaned up and resettled everything. Father has reindemnified all 8 walls and comes back to the beginning and brings God down. Wherever Father walks, God will follow. God could not follow Adam after he fell, but God can now follow Father. It was to have taken one generation to achieve Adam’s perfection, and Father has now done this in one generation. God created from the individual up, and as each level perfects itself God can dwell within it. Father has established this, so God can come back and forth freely.
In 1968 the completion level of the formation stage took place. Father for 7 seven years had built the foundation and restored the family level. Father then went on to restore the nation and world levels. Recently Mother has restored the foundation of the bride who is waiting for the groom. She visited 7 countries: Korea, Japan, America and 4 countries in Europe (Germany, England, France and Italy). She also went to Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the land of fugitives and jailbirds. Mother has liberated this Christian realm. Mother, centering upon the Women’s Federation for World Peace, accomplishes this restoration, reconnects to the Christian foundation, and now goes to meet Father. Father is right here to greet Mother. This is where we are in history, and it liberates all women. This is simple, in the sense that it should have been done in Jesus’ time. Father has restored all this and, as a result of the crucifixion, restored the realm of the Middle East as well. However, the Messiah cannot do everything, Father sends out the tribal messiahs, who by restoring their tribe and clan, can bring this world to Father.
(Father draws the Chinese characters for “mother”.) Mother has Cain and Abel in it. Originally Eve conceived two sons as the result of the fall (Cain and Abel). Originally Eve conceived Cain and Abel, now Mother has to bring Abel and Cain, who is close to Satan, back to God. That Abel and that Cain must become one in Mother’s bosom. The restored Eve must then come into the mother’s position. Until the Second Advent, history was the war of Cain and Abel. All plus and minus must become one before they can unite with a larger plus. At Jesus’ time that was Judaism and the nation of Israel. Today it is Christianity and the nation of America. Cain and Abel have to become one then unite with the mother and then all three unite with the father. It takes three stages for recreation to happen. We have to do all steps.
In the garden of Eden, God should have become one with Adam and Eve. But it didn’t happen, so we need to be re-created in the mother’s womb. Cain and Abel must be reborn. Thus today the democratic and communist worlds must both go back into the mother’s womb. This is similar to the twins of Rebekah and the twins fighting in the womb of Tamar. This time they should not fight. Japan is the Eve nation because it fulfilled the condition attached to the mother’s position. In Japan there are two Korean associations fighting in the womb of the world mother, one free, one communist. The same principle applies to the free and communist world, however, they should not fight but become one. It is up to Japan to unite these two Korean associations.
There is only one Mother and Father; there cannot be two. What we did last year was to become one with Mother. Centering on true love all must become one. The two children must go through Mother to the bone marrow of the Father. Then they can be born again through Mother. This must take place before the revival of women in the world. All women must be born again to gain revival.
This takes us back many years to when Ye Jin Nim and Hyo Jin Nim were born. Mother ate seaweed soup after their birth. Father allowed us all to eat the same food at that time, to represent that we were being born again at the same time. To be born again is easy for Christians to say, but it is difficult and involves many things. All Unification Church members must be clear. We, representing the whole world, must return through Mother’s womb to the bone marrow of Father and be born again at the same time as Father’s own children. So this formula is the same. Originally Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel were to inherit the father and mother’s life to go to heaven. So we must go through Father and Mother, who have won victory over Satan’s world, to be born again. This is the meaning of rebirth.
Where does that place us? We are completely different from the satanic world; we have nothing to do with that world. Alcohol, drugs, free sex and homosexuality all are habits of the fallen world. We have nothing to do with those things. However that process of being born again is simple compared to the agony and tears that God has invested to bring it about. We must not think that I have been in the church 10 years and I can easily get blessed. Think about the background of the blessing. Religion is a highly spiritual practice. But all the major religions do not advocate marriage; they suggest you to keep celibacy. Why? This is because the True Parents of mankind had not been married. If parents are not married, how could children get married? The Unification Church happens to be the first church in history which encourages and recommends marriage. In Buddhism, Buddhist monks never get married. A new faction came into being,; they get married but with a lot of guilt. In Catholicism, they do not encourage marriage. The satanic world, which encourages free sex and homosexuality basically also denies marriage. The marriage that we are getting into is different from any throughout history. So the blessed couple cannot live as any other couple in the world. It should be our goal that our own children get blessed to Father’s own children. That will be the goal of all people.
For three generations Father’s children will marry only Koreans, but after that it will expand. Father now has 43 members in his family. That is a number of liberation. Father’s children will give birth to many more children. You should too; this is the hope of the Unification Church families. So who will live the best tradition of all the blessed couples? Our goal should be to live the best. Father’s family will be the highest but there will be order throughout. From now on the blessed couples should lead a good, wealthy, prosperous life. The children of the blessed couples cannot marry with the satanic world.
We should be given birth twice. We must go through two mothers, our physical mother and the True Mother who gives us rebirth. We go through the holy wine ceremony to signify that we are being born again. There are three stages of growth and all the fruits of the earth should be in the wine. All the contents of the Divine Principle are in there. We must also go through two fathers. True Parents are absolutely necessary. Even though we have our own parents, we need True Parents in order to gain rebirth and be able to go to God.
If the Lord comes again on the clouds these things cannot happen. He must come in the flesh as a human being. We must have the love of two fathers and two mothers. God cannot deny the love of the first father and mother. It is incredibly painful for God to recognize the fallen parents who gave us birth. However, He cannot help but recognize them. If He did not, the True Parents would have no foundation on which to stand. Satan and Adam are father and son. Satan and Eve became one and gave birth to Adam. God has to restore the fall through the mother-son relationship.
In God’s world there is no enemy. If there is a concept of enemy in God’s world, we have to accept the philosophy of dualism. Thus this is impossible; God cannot have an enemy. If an enemy remains, no restoration is possible.
When Cain and Abel, because of their mother’s love, unite and love each other, there is no enemy. These two must love each other so they can bring the archangel with them when they go to heaven. Satan has always claimed and asserted that the qualification to be the true father and mother is loving the archangel. In order to do this we must love the enemy. Also it is important that even though we are reborn, we must love Satan too or else we cannot go to heaven. Even though you may be free from the satanic lineage, there are many around who will continue to oppose us. We must pull them to God, loving them as your elder brother.
The crucifixion showed us the deep love of God. God gives us His only begotten son on the cross. God must go through this incredible pain. Jesus has to love the enemy soldiers who were killing him. If he had cursed them, the entire dispensation would have failed. Through this, Satan was separated and God’s resurrection could come. So though that incredible manifestation of love, Jesus as he was dying bore all the pain of the cross and prayed for his enemies. Because of that love, Christianity has flourished throughout history. When many of Jesus disciples died in similar circumstances, they had to pray to God in the same way. Adam and Eve and everyone following must love the archangel. This is true before and after the fall. He is the enemy but we must not think of him as the enemy.
Father too, when he was imprisoned unjustly and almost killed by the Japanese, did not curse the Japanese but has continued to pray for them. At the end of World War II, Father did not want to kill the Japanese in his village. Now today Japanese members are coming back to pay their debt. Father has opposed communism very staunchly, not to kill them, but to save them. The same is true in relation to America: Father attacks all the unrighteousness in America. In prison, where Father could have burned with revenge, he did not. He instead established the important organizations to save America. Have we praised and thanked Father for this? Father has been a better son, husband, and father to America.
Sung Jin Nim’s mother and True Mother must not fight; they must love each other. Jacob’s desire was Rachel, but he was given Leah. Laban who is on Satan’s side gave him Leah. Jacob thought he was married to Rachel, but in the morning found out it was Leah. He then had to work another 7 years. How can you call this justice? When the children were born, was this something Jacob wanted? Rachel and Leah fought each other. In order for them to be on God’s side, they must love each other from God’s point of view. If Father had been there, he could have taught Jacob one word and he would not have had to make this mistake.
Leah was the first daughter and Rachel the second. So centering on Laban’s wife they should have become one, but Laban’s wife did not take care of this. Jacob with Leah had 10 sons and Jacob with Rachel had 2 sons. If these two had made harmony, the children would have united too. They all had the same father; they should all have united. But because these two women fought each other, they divided into ten children and two children later on, and then the 12 tribes divided into ten and two. The unity couldn’t come because of women. Women failed to bring unity among their sons.
In Jesus’ time, John the Baptist and Jesus, and Jesus’ mother Mary and John’s mother Elizabeth, should have become one. Similar to the situation centering on Jacob, everyone should have united with Zechariah. Who is the father of Jesus? According to this principle Zechariah should be the father. Father doesn’t know, but the logic from the Bible is unmistakable. John the Baptist was Jesus’ elder brother. All they have to do was unite, then everything would automatically have become one. If this had happened would John the Baptist have betrayed Jesus? (No ). The key was here. What was the most important thing for Jesus? To get married. Who would have been the likely candidate? John the Baptist had a sister. Or, it doesn’t have to have been like that-if there were someone very close to Jesus, and if she had married Jesus, still it would have worked. This would have been an automatic realm of unification on a world level. That’s what God intended.
If Mary and Elizabeth had become one and Jesus and John had become one, they would have protected Jesus and he would not have died. They could have embraced the East and the Roman empire. The world would have been restored. When this victory was established, the restoration would have happened easily. India and China would have followed. Christianity and Jesus could have easily restored the orient and then gone to the west.
God works the restoration through a formula, and so will we. We all have grandmothers, aunts and cousins. If these women play the crucial role and bring unity, things will happen easily. It is so difficult for a daughter-in-law to attain unity with her mother-in-law. But if women know such a principle, they can bring unity. It is also difficult for a brother-in law to love his sister-in-law, but once we know this and are trained, we do not want to fight; we will bring peace.
Until now we never had a reason to tolerate hell, but now we do. God has tolerated it. You can tolerate it. Your agony compared to God’s agony is small. You can repeat it to yourself. We have a small enemy in our family, but we must learn to love them. So understand that the reason the twelve tribes fought, and the reason Jesus had to die stems from the failure to love each other.
We refer to the God of sorrow, the God of pain. Why? Because, who is Satan? Satan is the illegitimate husband, where God is the legitimate husband. He is the love enemy. Think about if somebody stole your wife and is living with her, yet you are in the position to love both of them. That’s God’s position. We didn’t know, so we didn’t feel it. We must understand.
If you understood Father’s point clearly this morning, going back your family and making peace within your family is no problem. A person who achieves this is welcomed in both heaven and hell. If you go to hell, millions of people will crowd around you and say, here comes saviour. From this time on, actually, in reality we are getting into that point.
Now this brings us a point of inevitability. It is relatively very easy to enter into heaven on earth and heaven in heaven because this formula has been established. This condition has been met. Even the textbook, “How to Manage a Family,” has been completed. Now the liberation of women takes place.
In the history of restoration, when women spoke loudly, or when women had a voice, always there were complications. This is a result of the fall. So, during this restoration time of history, women have to be obedient and feel reserved. This is a virtue. That was the beginning of the fall, because Eve asserted herself. So to go backwards, she has to be unusually obedient.
If there is any group who hates this course the most, you guessed it, it’s American women. But you must enforce this 100% and more. American women have a tremendous edge. If American women decide to follow this direction, everybody will follow. That’s true. Father isn’t criticizing these American women here today. You are the ones who can show the first example in history. You American women here have an internal content completely different than outside American women. You must be the banner bearers, the flag bearers. After being born again and resurrecting, a woman leads to all levels of liberation. Actually, Eve was the key to the fall. Therefore, it is dependent largely upon women to restore.
In divorce, who is the cause? Women. Why? Because they are less tolerant. They express complaint faster than men. About 75% is the woman’s fault, because they pack up faster. That’s true. They don’t like it and they pack up. They thought it was an act giving them freedom, but the result was staggering. They not only destroyed their family, but destroyed the entire world because everyone followed their pattern.
So this is an inevitable conclusion. In order to do this, who plays the key role? Women. Who becomes the key person to attain unity among the family, and all levels? Women. Women play the key role. The Divine Principle agrees: because women failed, they must now restore. Everything checks.
Women fell and they lost God and True Parents too. Now it is up to her to restore God and the True Parents. She must love even the satanic world people, just like her own husband and just like her own father and mother. So, that movement is the movement of the Women’s Federation for World Peace. The women become one with their children and one with the husband, and thus the family is restored. Mothers play the key role. Become one with the True Parents’ family and inherit the tradition from that family. In outside families, the mother and children must get together and save the father. After you are blessed, you must become completely one with True Mother and connect with the True Parents’ family. When this happens, liberation takes place and heaven comes.
Resurrection of the world’s women will lead to the liberation of all the world, not only women, but also men and the children. It is the responsibility of women who brought death to man and the children. Men represent God’s side, and children represent the whole world, the horizontal development. This is the main task of the Completed Testament era. We know clearly, this is what we must do in the Completed Testament era.
So how about the outside world? Through the Unification Church blessed couples, the salvation pattern is clear now. Outside people don’t have a Messiah, so Father sends out the tribal messiahs whose main role is to educate them the same way Father educates us. No one will oppose this movement of Women’s Federation for World Peace. They have a clear public to appeal to. What can they say? They can say until now men operated the world and brought the world into such misery. Now it’s time for women to restore that with the coming Messiah. There is one Messiah as a man and 2.5 billion women in the world.
It is relatively simple. This is all we have to do. So, the typical movement will be to teach women in such a way that they bring their children together, become one with the children, and then bring the husband back.
We only need to do half. So, Women’s Federation will need to play only half the role, to bring the children together on a world-level. The tribal messiahs will connect that to the Messiah. Now this is done on a small scale, but then it will be a worldwide movement. Each family is working for re-creation.
So the liberation will take place and in this women play the main role. Liberation affects all the family, but with the women leading the way, these things will take place. This is today’s mission. The Messiah comes; he establishes the typical family and we copy him. So how can the women of the world resurrect? They have to go back to Mother’s womb and Father’s bone marrow.
The ones who were born after 1960 will be on God’s side. Why 1960? Because 1960 was the year when the True Parents’ marriage took place. After that all humankind needs to go back to the mother’s womb, pretending that they are not born, even though they are 30 or 40 years of age. What is taking place today should have taken place in 1945, but it didn’t happen. Father had to go through 40 years indemnity; now this is happening.
Who plays the key role? Women. All men have to do is follow after the successful completion of the woman’s role. The world’s women must absolutely obey Father, and all men should follow you.
How can we enter into heaven? Ignorance can never lead to heaven. First we must know clearly what happened. So this is why we are much, much closer to heaven now. All that remains is to do it.
So, revival and liberation. Be born again, restore the family and bring liberation to all. This is the women’s era. Now the men must win salvation through the hands of women. What does that mean? There will be more and more good women in politics. The President of our country should be a woman also. That day must come soon. Women must do that and bring the victorious results to men. Not an individual President, it should be a family President. The criterion for eligibility for President will be the level of unity in the family, which establishes a good tradition. Everybody will know who has the best tradition, so elections will become automatic. The utmost traditional family will become the President. What about democracy? Well, the day of democracy is past. Democracy is transient.
You must understand that Father’s recent speech centering on Father’s birthday is a summary of father’s history. We must familiarize ourselves with this speech thoroughly and not only teach this to ourselves, but teach all the people we come with whom we come into contact.