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A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon March 17 in the Seventh Year of Cheon Il Guk (2007) Hawaii King Garden

A Providential View
of the Pacific Rim Era
in Light of God’s Will
The United States and the Future Direction
of the United Nations and the World
Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon
March 17 in the Seventh Year
of Cheon Il Guk (2007)
Hawaii King Garden

Respected Ambassadors for Peace and leaders of Hawaii, distinguished
guests from Japan and Korea who have come from afar to honor
this occasion with your presence, ladies and gentlemen! My wife Dr.
Hak Ja Han Moon and I extend our heartfelt welcome to you all.
Ladies and gentlemen, my heart is serious and filled with emotion as I stand before
you today. It is not because of the Misoo celebrations being held around the world to
commemorate my 88th birthday. Neither is it because, owing to the fact that I am as
healthy as a man of fifty, I am filled with the hope of living beyond my hundredth
birthday.
The reason I am so serious is that at the beginning of this year, 2007, the seventh
year of Cheon Il Guk, I declared a jubilee year in God’s providence, a jubilee year the
likes of which humankind has never experienced. Heaven has greatly blessed this
holy year. God’s heart has been in pain throughout history because Satan’s dominion
entrapped humankind within its evil sovereignty, in the fetters of the “era before
heaven.” That time has finally come to an end and, from this year on, the gates to
the revolutionary era after the coming of heaven can be opened wide, ushering in
an era of a new sovereignty of goodness, in which humanity can attend God as the
Central Being.
Without your being aware of it, heaven’s providence has been expanding in
extraordinary ways. Now Ambassadors for Peace in 185 nations—who number in the
millions—have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to
a special decree from God. I would like to convey to you Heaven’s message, which
is entitled, “A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will: The
United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.” This is
a declaration of God’s plan for His dispensation and the direction humanity should
take.
The Progress of Human History
Ladies and gentlemen, if you carefully examine the progress of human history,
you will undoubtedly discover God’s resolve and the fingerprints He left as He
tirelessly worked behind the scenes. We are familiar with the history of civilization,
which began centering on four of the world’s great rivers. Later, human civilization
moved to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea where the Mediterranean peninsular
cultures flourished in Greece and Rome. History continued its progress and the
European continental culture emerged. This continental civilization in turn became
the energy stimulating an island culture, Great Britain, to flourish in the Atlantic
sphere. The British Empire, which dominated the four seas and wielded its might
as “the empire on which the sun never sets,” passed its splendid culture on to North
America. We know these facts from history.
Human civilization arrived on the North American continent and soon took on the
armor of democracy, which was rooted in Christianity. The United States raised
the banner of the freedom of religion and respect for equal human rights in its
struggle against communism, which sought to establish an atheistic sovereignty of
evil. Through victories in the First, Second and Third World Wars, America won
victory over totalitarianism and communism.
However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great, and the development
of human civilization did not stop there. Victory came because God had chosen and
raised the United States of America as the second Israel, in accordance with His
providential program, and had raised the American people through Christianity. God
worked through America to bring His providence to its present stage of fruition.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is in the present time that this issue becomes important.
The development of human civilization has completed a circuit of the entire globe
and has arrived at the Pacific sphere. Human history has come to a point in time in
the providence at which it should reach completion and fruition through the Pacific
Rim region. No force can impede the providence now. Though there were both
victories and defeats during the course of indemnity under the evil sovereignty in
the era before heaven, nothing could prevent the rise of the Pacific Rim era. Herein
lies the reason that Heaven declared this a jubilee year.
Our Mission in the Pacific Rim Era
Ladies and gentlemen, the arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. From
the perspective of the history of religions, what do you think the world would
be like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his lifetime on
earth? Jesus came as the Savior and Messiah to save all people. He did not come just
to save the people of Israel, a small nation located on a corner of the Mediterranean
Sea. At that time, Rome, based at the center of the Mediterranean, was the center of
human civilization. Rome was ready to rule the seas. Heaven’s desire was that Jesus
evangelize and then rule over Rome first, in order to bring salvation to all humanity
through the vehicle of Rome’s brilliant civilization. Yet, Jesus died miserably on the
cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
After thousands of years of preparation, God finally was able to send Jesus to the
earth as His only son. There is no way to fathom God’s heart as He anxiously watched
Jesus’ each and every action. Jesus’ death was a tragedy that broke God’s heart. It
brought Him anguish even more extreme than the time when Adam and Eve, whom
He created as the first ancestors of humankind, were lost from the Garden of Eden
due to the Fall.
During the two thousand years since the cross, God, in the background of history,
has walked a suffering path that is beyond human contemplation. Through this
course, He prepared the United States of America to serve as the sphere of the second
Israel. As a Christian nation that includes Catholicism and Protestantism as well
as the Orthodox world, the United States’ mission is to bring harmony and unity to
Christianity and, in the twenty-first century, fulfill the responsibility that had been the
Roman Empire’s, but which was not realized in Jesus’ time. The responsibility, within
God’s providence, to bring harmony and oneness among the world’s 6.5 billion people
and to expedite the creation of a peaceful, ideal world, is on America’s shoulders.
These are not simply the words of Rev. Moon. This is Heaven’s decree.
Then how can we unify Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through
me, Reverend Moon, the True Parent of humankind. God has given the supreme
command to practice a life of true love, understand completely the reality of the
spirit world, and find and establish a model, ideal family—a true family. Then what
kind of love is true love? And what kind of family is a true family?
True Love and True Family
Ladies and gentlemen, true love does not instill a desire to have one’s partner
exist for one’s own sake. Rather, true love’s essence is giving, living for the sake
of others and for the sake of the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given,
and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the
joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her baby in her arms and nurses it
at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, such as that of a devoted son who gains
his greatest satisfaction through helping his parents.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually
increasing in the joy of each other’s company. The attraction of true love brings all
things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. Nothing can
compare to the value of true love. It has the power to dissolve the barriers fallen
people have created, including national boundaries and the barriers of race and even
religion.
The main attributes of true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and
eternal, so that whoever practices God’s true love will live with God, share His
happiness, and enjoy the right to participate as an equal in His work. Therefore, a
life lived for the sake of others, a life of true love, is the absolute prerequisite for
entering the kingdom of heaven.
The path is now wide open now for humanity to find and establish true families.
The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The warm environment
of oneness based on love and respect between parents and children, mutual fidelity
and love between husband and wife, and trust and mutual reliance among siblings is
the manifestation of the model, ideal family. This means that you need to establish
a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and
bears the fruit of true love.
In this manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and children should
live together as one family and serve the eternal God. God desires to see such families,
and it is your responsibility as tribal messiahs and Ambassadors for Peace to seek after
and establish them—families of Cheon Il Guk, the kingdom of God.
You should form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been
away. You should raise families to which He can come freely as a parent visiting
His children. This is what it means to live in service to God. In such a family,
God is the subject over your conscience, acting vertically. Following God as your
vertical subject, your mind stands in the position of vertical subject over your body,
bringing your mind and body into unity. That is where parental love, conjugal love,
children’s love, and siblings’ love—in short, the four realms of love or the four realms
of heart—are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, front and
behind, left and right be connected as one and spherical motion ensue. This leads to
God’s everlasting, model ideal families and nations, and His peace kingdom. If only
the entire world were filled with such true families! It would be an orderly world
where people govern themselves by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no
need for lawyers, prosecutors or even judges.
The Future of Humankind Is Rooted
in the Future of the Pacific Rim Region
Peace-loving leaders from the Pacific Rim region! Among the 6.5 billion people
on the earth today, almost five billion are your neighbors, relatives and brothers
and sisters belonging to the Pacific Rim region. In other words, you share the same
root as the sphere of the Mongolian peoples. There is nothing we cannot do if we
pull together centering on God’s ideal for peace! The future of humanity is in our
hands.
God’s providence has now spread from the North American continent and has
blossomed as an island civilization on the Japanese archipelago which is in a position
similar to that previously held by the United Kingdom. It is now about to fulfill its
destiny by coming to fruition on the Korean peninsula, the homeland of the True
Parents who have emerged on the earth as the Savior of humanity and the returning
Messiah. From a geo-political point of view, despite the ongoing work to secure
peace on the Korean peninsula, that area remains the arena of most intense conflict.
However, from the providential view the Korean peninsula must rise to take up a
position similar to that of Rome in Jesus’ time, by resolving the world’s problems.
The principles of restoration through indemnity dictate that civilization must bear
fruit in the Pacific Rim region, centered on the Korean peninsula. Fortunately during
the Korean War, the UN forces, centering on the United States, were mobilized to the
peninsula. Yet, they did not recover God’s homeland and hometown as they should
have according to God’s will, and they left the job half-done. As a result, global conflict
and strife emerged through the Cold War, during which time the Korean people were
deprived of their possessions and dislocated, leading them to search for God.
In order to make up for this through indemnity, I established the Universal Peace
Federation and then organized the Peace Kingdom Corps and Peace Kingdom Police
Force centering on the women who love the Universal Peace Federation and are
willing to serve and sacrifice for the sake of peace under its banner. I have taken the
lead in educating those involved with these organizations. As the peace organizations
that constitute the vanguard for realizing a world of peace centering on God, they
will create the peaceful, ideal world of God’s desire.
You may not be aware of this, but I am assisting the Six Party Talks now being held for
the sake of resolving the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula and reconciling the
democratic nations with the communist nations. I am presenting a solution based on
the principles of peace and harmony rooted in “the Way of the Heavenly Father.”
At such intense times, what exactly is the role of America and the United Nations?
Norfolk, and Hawaii—which is located at the center of the Pacific Rim region—
represent the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and also all the five great oceans. Hawaii
in the Pacific and Norfolk on the Atlantic bridge East and West and link North and
South. With the support and protection of the American continent, Hawaii should
bring together the island nations of the Pacific and preserve and defend the Pacific
Rim region. I say this because the future of humankind lies in the preservation of
the Pacific Rim region centering on the United States.
As I was fully aware of Heaven’s plans for this area, I invested thirty-three of the
golden years of my life beginning in the early 1970s, for the sake of world peace,
centering on America. I first visited Hawaii and prayed here at a critical moment,
when I was on my way to meet Kim Il Sung of North Korea in 1991 with the purpose
of bringing an end to the cold war era.
Ladies and gentlemen, I ask that you closely analyze the current state of affairs in
the world and in the Pacific Rim. Although the days of communism are gone, even
now powerful nations such as China and Russia are constantly on the lookout for
opportunities to aggressively pursue their own interests with the powerless and small
island nations. Regardless of what nation it may be, no small island nation by itself
can deal with these powerful surrounding nations and their economic, political or
even military ambitions. Those nations are so powerful that, if they wanted to, they
could dominate any of the smaller nations in a single day, without shedding blood.
Only when peace and security are settled in the Pacific Rim can peace for all
humankind be guaranteed. As I said, the small island nations by themselves will not
be able to stop the incredible tsunami of powerful nations moving into the region.
The time has come, therefore, for all the small island nations in the Pacific Rim
sphere to unite as one. The small island nations dispersed in both the northern
and southern regions of the Pacific, on either side of the equator, as well as Japan,
Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Australia, New
Zealand and other countries, should enter into an agreement as one body to sustain
peace throughout the Pacific Rim sphere. This will secure peace and stability for all
people.
What I am saying to you is that you have the responsibility to protect and save the
oceanic realm, which is the resource on which humanity’s future depends, from the
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environmental destruction and conflicts that are worsening by the day, and shield
the raw materials for the sake of peace in the future. This year, in particular, a jubilee
year in the providence, I have come to Hawaii as the first transit stop on my visit to
America. I am now completing the providence of establishing God’s homeland and
hometown.
True Parents’ Achievements
Distinguished guests, I have surmounted and triumphed over a course of
inexpressible suffering and tribulations. I have not lived for personal glory or
comfort. Even as I walked a thorny path hovering in a state between life and death,
I received heaven’s seal and was fully aware of the destination of God’s will. Thus,
I held dearly to Heaven’s command to bring salvation to humanity as I carried on,
like a phoenix, with my eventful life.
In Jerusalem, in 2003, on the foundation of the victory attained through such blood,
sweat and tears, I had Jesus proclaimed as the king of kings before heaven and earth
with the acknowledgement of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Following this, in
2004, I was acknowledged as the King of Peace both in a United States Senate Office
Building and at the Korean National Assembly. Subsequently, in June 2006, we held
the Coronation Ceremony of the True Parents as the King and Queen of Peace in
Heaven and Earth.
Ladies and gentlemen, on September 12, 2005, I proclaimed throughout all of heaven
and earth the establishment of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which will
enable God’s providence to flourish. Now, it is entirely possible for the Universal
Peace Federation to serve as an “Abel-type” counterpart to the United Nations in the
era after the coming of heaven. It will renew the “Cain-type” United Nations and
activate millions of Ambassadors for Peace throughout the world who have taken
up my teachings, “the Way of the Heavenly Father”—which consists of principles of
true love and the ideal of a true family—and, without fail, fulfill the heavenly will
of creating “one family under God.”
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The International and Cross-cultural Marriage Blessing
Ladies and gentlemen, the Universal Peace Federation will be the vanguard
carrying out the great revolution of restoring the original lineage of humanity
back to that of Adam before the Fall through the International and Cross-cultural
Marriage Blessing held on the interreligious and international level. Some may laugh
and say that it is impossible. Yet, please think about this: what do you think will
happen if people from the United States and Russia marry across the boundaries of
their nationalities through the International and Cross-cultural Marriage Blessing,
according to the teachings of Rev. Moon who does God’s works on His behalf. The
two nations will become one family under God, who is the eternal, absolute Master.
How could anyone harbor antagonism toward, much less point guns and knives at,
a nation which billions of grandchildren from their own lineage make their home?
Distinguished guests, the holy task of restoring the 6.5 billion people of the world
to the true lineage, and fulfilling God’s wish for an ideal kingdom of heaven that is
the sacred reign of peace on earth, is being carried out in all corners of the world.
At this very moment, people are in intense competition to fulfill their responsibility
to hold Hoondok-Blessing Rallies in 12,000 locations in each of the 185 nations of the
world.
The Advent of the Culture of Women
You have truly come to a meaningful occasion today. Please do not miss your
chance to ride on the currents of heavenly fortune that will surge together
during this important and sacred jubilee year. Take the lead in developing the realm
of the oceans, which cover seventy-five percent of the earth. Where else will you
find a treasure-store of raw materials that hold the promise to resuscitate the earth
endangered by all manner of pollution and resource exhaustion?
The oceanic era that has begun represents the women’s era. The Pacific Rim region
must fulfill its mission as the vehicle for creating the culture of the oceanic sphere,
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which is the sphere of women’s culture. It transcends nations and transcends the
ocean itself. Please inscribe this in your hearts.
Again I say to you who have come to this meaningful occasion, please engrave this
message on your hearts. The families of your good ancestors in heaven are blessed.
Numbering in the billions, they have come to the earth today and are hearing this
message with you. They too must perfect themselves and they do so through you,
their descendants. Thereby they advance to the position of true parents, true teachers
and true owners and lords. Furthermore, they must become one in heart and body
with the True Parents, the king of kings. They must uphold the True Parents’ standard
absolutely, take an active role in carrying out their works, and be mobilized for the
creation of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven through a life of service
and attendance. Please do not forget that in this way, the spirit world and the physical
world exist as one entity, and move and breathe together.
There is one special request I would like to ask of you today. Please immerse
yourselves in the contents of the “Peace Messages” and make it the guidelines of
your life. These Messages of Peace are a summary of my teachings that can be
found in over a thousand volumes of True Parents’ speeches. God will take the lead
in uniting the spiritual and physical worlds to protect and aid you in creating the
peaceful, ideal world of God’s desire in which you can enjoy eternal liberation and
complete freedom. Aju!
May God’s blessings be with you, your nation and especially upon America and the
Pacific Rim region.
Thank you very much.

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