REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let Us Fulfill the Will of God's Love
That Seeks to Bring Unification
June 6, 1956 (Wednesday)
The scripture reading for this sermon was not
The topic of today's sermon is "Let Us Fulfill the Will of God's
Love That Seeks to Bring Unification." I will speak briefly on this
topic. The content of this speech is something you know very well. You
even have it memorized. You consider it to be the most important words
of truth in your life of faith and the center of the good life you are
The hope of God in working through the prophets
Because the will of God was not fulfilled due to the fall of Adam, the
dispensation of restoration has continued through the course of history
until today. God's original will behind creation was that God and men
would live in harmony centering on one purpose and with one love. With
heaven and earth rejoicing in the love of God, love would be established
as the actual center of life around which everyone could live as one.
However, due to the fall of Adam and Eve, the love of God remained only
as the love of God. In other words, the love of God, which should have
been connected to men, could not make the bond alone. It had to abandon
men and all of creation.
Consequently God has spent the last 6,000 years hoping for the day when,
centering on the love He wanted to implant, He can bring together all of
the creation and live in joy with them. However, until the present, all
created beings remain unable to unite centering on the love of God, and
the ideology and hope of God's love remain unfulfilled. Thus, God has
been propelling the dispensation forward to accomplish His will at any
cost. Likewise, although God has worked for a long time since the fall
of man to fulfill His hope and to find the heart to trust and love men,
until now, He has been unable to accomplish and find it.
When we look back at the history of God's dispensation, we find that by
raising Abraham, God was trying to establish the immutable standard of
hope, ideals and love toward men. Only when the will of God is
fulfilled as such, only when such a center of love is established, can
the relationship between God and men be built. Based on that
relationship, God can feel the joy of a new ideal. This is the reason
He chose Abraham and lifted him up. Nevertheless, because Abraham could
not establish the center of love, from then until the time of Jesus, God
was laying the foundation to fulfill the will of Heaven's love.
Hence, the 4,000-year history until Jesus was the period in which God
had to find one person who realized the hope, faith and love of God. If
such a person were not found, then God's hope, faith and love would have
become divided and unification would not be possible in any period of
history. God first laid the foundation of hope. After that foundation,
He laid the foundation of faith. On that foundation, He tried to lay
the foundation of love. Eventually He was trying to usher in the day
when He could present before heaven and earth the incarnation of all
these, the demonstrative embodiment of the hope of the whole, the faith
of the whole and the love of the whole. However, if He could not bring
about such a day then the ideal of unification centering on the love of
God could not be accomplished on the earth.
To bring about such a day, God worked hard to lay the foundation,
dividing the 4,000 years of history since Abraham through Moses and John
the Baptist into these three stages of hope, faith and love. Jesus
Christ was the very person who came as the substantial incarnation on
that foundation of hope. Because Jesus Christ appeared as the
incarnation God had longed for, he was the ultimate culmination of the
dispensation of God, which God had led with hope for 4,000 years.
Jesus came as the culmination on the earth and he disseminated the New
Testament gospel brought about by the divine will. In other words, he
promulgated the gospel of faith. Since then, 2,000 years of history
have passed centering on that gospel of faith.
The person who is to come on the foundation of the accomplishments of
the gospel of faith, representing heaven and earth and emerging as the
incarnation of the love of the whole, is none other than the Lord of the
Second Advent. What is God trying to do at the time of the Second
Advent? You must understand that the purpose of the 6,000-year history
of God's dispensation was to sow the seed of life on the grounds of
faith built until now that they may bear fruit centering on the Lord of
the Second Advent.
The central element of the Completed Testament Age
Today we look up to God as the center of our hope and faith. Moreover,
we look to Him as the center of love. God, who exists as the center of
hope, faith and love, led men through the Old Testament period. That
represented hope, and the New Testament period represented faith. From
now on, we must pass through the Completed Testament period, which
What can remain as the eternal, unchanging, central element of the
Completed Testament, which is the time of the Second Coming? It is the
love of God. While it is the central element of the whole, it is also
the element of the ideal of the whole.
For this reason, men have passed through the dispensational course of
hope and faith for the sake of this love until now. However, you must
understand that if you do not walk the dispensational course of love,
then the foundation of unification that God must build on the earth
centering on love will be shattered.
Jesus Christ, who came as the center of faith on the foundation of hope,
spoke his words in an attempt to implant faith on the earth. If the
people of his time had received Jesus Christ as the culmination of hope,
the center and embodiment of unlimited faith and as the one who could
testify to the eternal love of God and bring unity, they then could have
possessed and experienced the limitless hope and faith and the original
limitless love of God.
However, because their disbelief caused the death of Jesus, in our life
of faith today we can perfect the incarnation of hope, of faith and of
love only spiritually. What is the standard of victory of God's love?
Every being in the universe moves centering on the love of God, but
because Jesus, who came as the incarnation of God's love passed away,
the whole dispensation collapsed.
Jesus hoped that he could come as the hope of God's 4,000 years of
labor, the center of all things, and become one with God. The human
ancestors' hope to become one with God was shattered because of the fall
of Adam and Eve. So, centering on Jesus they were to unite with the
ideal of God and arise as the embodiment of faith, but it was fulfilled
only on the spiritual level.
Accordingly we today must now inherit the unaccomplished work of Jesus
and accomplish it. Just as Jesus became the spiritual and physical
embodiment of hope, we must become the same and represent him. Just as
Jesus was the embodiment of faith, we must do the same and represent
him. What is more, just as he was the embodiment of love, we must
become that kind of person. Having done so, we should stand before God
and represent the hope, faith and love of Jesus. Furthermore, as the
embodiment of the Holy Spirit's hope, faith and love, we must fulfill
her mission on her behalf.
This is the mission that we on the earth today after the ascension of
Jesus, must accomplish for the sake of the Father. Accordingly, when we
complete that mission, we can bring about the conclusion of the hope of
Jesus and of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we can bring about the
conclusion of the faith and love of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Only
after you bring everything to this conclusion can the Lord of the Second
Advent come to this earth.
Men should have become the embodiment of the faith,
hope and the love of God
God's hope was not His own; it was for the sake of men. God's faith
also did not belong to Him, but was for the sake of men. Moreover,
God's love was not for His sake but for the sake of men. Therefore, men
must act on behalf of that hope, faith and love of God. When that is
done, God can take such men before all things and brag about them as the
ones who represent the hope, faith and love of the whole.
To put it another way, He can brag that they are the center of hope for
which all things wish. Moreover, He can brag that they are the heroes
in whom all creations, any being in heaven or earth, can believe. Not
only that, He can brag that they are the center of admiration whom all
beings can love.
Just as Jesus Christ appeared as the mediating incarnation representing
the love of God, we today must receive the hope, faith and love of Jesus
and present ourselves before even the most evil people as living proof
of the one hope, faith and love. Unless we become such people, no
matter where we go, we cannot set the condition to indemnify the
standard of the hope, faith and love of Jesus Christ. Therefore, today
we must make recompense to Jesus Christ who came to the satanic world as
the embodiment of the hope, faith and love of God.
You are to return the debt to Jesus, not for partial hope, partial faith
and partial love, but you must pay back the totality. Men have tried
until now to set the one standard on the earth to recompense, but they
could not return the whole. Nonetheless, you must understand that Jesus
tried to reveal the process through the three main disciples. Who is
the person who emerged as the fruit of faith? It was Peter. Who
emerged as the culmination of hope? It was James. Who emerged as the
fruit of love? It was John.
As these three people took responsibility for one section of the gospel
of Jesus and joined as one, we today can obtain the fruit of hope, faith
and love. What is more, the history of the dispensation moved along
hoping for that to take place. Therefore, the final path is for the
three people to become united and to form one perfected body. This is
the last teaching Jesus left on the earth.
Therefore, in order for you to emerge as the last perfected person, you
must become the representative of Jesus. If you do not stand as one
being of substance whose root is in the three disciples of Jesus, you
cannot go before Jesus the bridegroom, who raised up the three disciples
before he ascended. As you think about this, you must fulfill the hope
and faith with which Jesus raised Peter. You must bear the fruit of
hope invested in James. You must reap the fruit of the love endowed in
If you can do that -- in other words if you can become brides who can
stand before Jesus in the last days -- then you will feel within
yourseif the joy of the fulfillment of the will that God has yearned for
in the 6,000 years, and you will offer gratitude to the Father.
Furthermore, you must unveil the happy news that the hope of the faith
that God has longed for in history has been realized through Jesus and
on behalf of all things. Thus, you must become ones who feel joy while
the Father feels joyful, and return gratitude toward Him. You must
understand that such a task remains with you as the historical
What the dispensation demands
The time has come when you must bear the fruit of hope, the fruit of
faith and the fruit of love by calling out, "Oh Father!" What is that
which is asked of you? You must understand the heartbreaking sorrow of
God as He held onto hope for 6,000 years. Moreover, you must come to
feel the toil of God in His attempt to establish faith for 6,000 years
and understand that He has repeated the course of sacrifice for 6,000
years in order to perfect love.
For Jesus, the dispensation of faith is the practical course that
represented the fruit of God's hope of the 4,000 years. The work of the
Holy Spirit was the practical course that represented the faith.
Moreover, the work of unification was the next practical course that
represented love. Likewise, Jesus built the path of the dispensation
with hope. Then with the Holy Spin1t, he sowed seeds and multiplied
them and tried to unite all that were multiplied.
Accordingly you must actualize the love of God, the love of Jesus and
the love of the Holy Spirit. What is more, you must realize that the
time when the hope of Jesus is transformed into the hope of God is the
time of the Second Advent. The time when the faith of Jesus is
transforming into the faith of God is the time of the Second Advent.
The time when the love of Jesus is being disseminated as the love of God
is the time of the Second Advent.
If the fruits of Jesus' hope, Jesus' faith and Jesus' love are not
materialized in you, then you must find another center of the hope, the
faith and the love of God. This is the task bequeathed to you.
To find them, what must you do? You must realize the hope of Jesus,
inherit the hope of the Holy Spirit, and inherit the faith and love of
Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Having done so, you could say, "Father, I
now understand the toils of the Holy Spirit. I understand the hope of
the Holy Spirit. I understand the work of the Holy Spirit carried on
with faith. I realize the hope of Jesus. I realize the faith of Jesus.
I understand the love of Jesus." You must understand that on the earth
today there must emerge someone who will go before the Father and say
What kind of being is that person? The hope of that person is the hope
of Jesus, his faith is the faith of Jesus, and his love is the love of
Jesus. When that one person brings them into union with the hope, faith
and love of God, God can finally conclude the purpose left behind as the
unfulfilled wish of Jesus and fulfill the will. Accordingly, that
person must surpass the prayers that Jesus has been offering until now
for our sake on the right hand of God, and step forward before Heaven as
the perfected being both spiritually and physically. What is more, when
such a person appears and experiences the joy of Heaven through Jesus,
God and men can finally become one. You must understand that we must
proceed forward until this point is reached.
Consequently we must feel deeply the heart of Jesus whom God labored for
4,000 years to give rise to, and the heart of the Lord of the Second
Advent, for whom Jesus toiled 2,000 years to find. Moreover, since
Jesus Christ could not materialize the hope of going beyond spiritual
perfection and physically complete the substantial manifestations of
hope, faith and love, it is our responsibility to bring them to
The Lord of the Second Advent is the representative
of faith, hope and love
We must find the Lord of the Second Advent, who is to come centering on
the love of Jesus and build the relationship with God through which we
can communicate with Him. What should we do to accomplish this today?
We must emerge as the demonstrative, substantial manifestations of hope,
faith and love. If the Lord of Second Advent comes on such a foundation
laid by you, the hope that God held toward Jesus will be realized
through you. Therefore, the Lord of the Second Advent will come forward
as the hope of the whole, the faith of the whole, and the love of the
Nonetheless, when the Lord of the Second Advent emerges as the love,
hope and faith, you are not to rejoice by yourself. You are to thank
him because he is the cause of happiness and hope. You must thank him
for the fact that you can grow as the substantial embodiment of faith.
When you do that, the whole of heaven and earth will respond to you and
relate to you as the embodiment of love. In such a way you must feel
the movement of all of heaven and earth.
In such feelings, you are a pioneer to fulfill the hope that God held in
Jesus through the practical course that can substantiate hope.
Moreover, you must pioneer the works of the Holy Spirit, which represent
faith. Furthermore, you are to put into practice the life of service
that represents love, and through unification become people whom
humanity can serve in glory
For this reason, to realize the final love of God, you must possess the
practical hope, the faith and the love of the Holy Spirit. At such a
moment, you can live eternally attending the Lord and attending God.
What is more, we today must overflow with joy before the creation and
humankind on the earth. You are to build an era when the whole world
can feel equal joy and live eternally
Wherever you go, you must become the practical grounds where the hope of
God is realized, where the faith is put into practice, and where love is
incarnated. The will of God must be fulfilled on the earth, and the
hope that He wanted to realize through Jesus must he realized through us
and be linked to the creation on the earth. Moreover, when the joy of
God is connected to the creation through men, the unification that God
hopes for is completed.
Consequently to be elevated as the source of the hope of God, you must
first ask yourself whether you have felt joy as the fulfillment of the
hope representing the whole creation in heaven and on earth. Moreover,
you must ask yourself whether you have become someone who can rejoice on
behalf of the faith that sustained countless people's belief in God up
to now. Going one step further, you must ask yourself whether or not
you can feel the love coming from and offered to God.
However, the one person who comes as the fulfillment of everything is
the Lord of the Second Advent. In other words, the Lord of the Second
Advent is someone who comes as the representative of everyone's hope,
faith and love. When he appears, you can possess his hope, the faith of
the Holy Spirit and love only if you have already made preparations to
serve him. Moreover, at such times you must go forward to fulfill the
will of God and put it into action. Accordingly you must appear as the
incarnation of the hope and the embodiment of faith and love who has
transcended the emotions of the people who live in the fallen realm of
the world today. If such persons exist on the earth, the Lord of the
Second Advent will come for them.
For what purpose does he seek after those people? He comes to
physically conclude the mission that Jesus Christ left behind
unfinished. He comes to fulfill the will centering on the spiritual and
the physical, which God has hoped for during the 6,000 years.
Accordingly, when a person who can be an example in respect to that will
appears on the earth, no matter what kind of unknown person he is, you
must serve him as the being of hope, faith and love. The one world
where the ideal of unification has been realized centering on love also
possesses hope and faith. Therefore, you carry the momentous
responsibility of ushering in the day when heaven and earth can respond
to your life centered on love.
The practical foundation of the Lord of the Second
Even if the Lord of the Second Advent comes on the earth, there must
first be the practical foundation laid by men. Even if he is the
representative of the eternal love of God, he must have the foundation
of men like you. Such an important responsibility lies upon your
shoulders. Accordingly you must understand that you represent the 2.4
billion people of humanity and countless ancestors who have gone to the
spirit world. Furthermore, you are the hope of all things in heaven and
on earth. All of heaven and earth wish that you would become the
substantial body of faith and the demonstration of love.
Thus, from now on, you must feel this in your heart. No matter what you
do -- whether you are eating, starving, living or dying -- you must
testify to and protect the center of the whole in your daily life. By
doing so, you must return joy to God through all things in nature. You
bear such a momentous responsibility today.
When you reflect on your past life of faith, have you become the living
proof of having fulfilled the hope? The problem is whether you have
become the living proof of having fulfilled the faith and love.
When you become such people, you will feel that the hope, faith and love
of Jesus are really the hope, faith and love of God. Accordingly you
must now feel the hope, faith and love of God given to us through Jesus.
If there is someone who feels this, such a person is directly living in
the grace of God. Moreover, such a person will naturally manifest the
hope, faith and love of God even when he is not trying to. If you
become such people, then wherever you go, you can share with others the
hope of God, the faith of God and the love of God.
You must keep in mind that in place of God you can serve the Lord of the
Second Advent, who can only come upon such a foundation.
Beloved Father, we thought that the reason the will of the world hidden
deep in the universe had not been fulfilled lay in You, but we now
realize that the responsibility lies also with us in the fall of man.
We realize that as long as God's eternal hope remains, eternal hope also
remains in us. As long as the eternal will of the faith of God remains,
the eternal will of the faith also remains in us. As long as the
eternal practice of the love of God is not completed, the responsibility
lies in us to form the manifestation of eternal love.
To inherit the history of indemnity today we must inherit the hope of
the 4,000 years and manifest it as the hope of the 6,000 years. We must
inherit the faith of the 4,000 years and manifest it as the faith of the
6,000 years. We must inherit the love of the 4,000 years and manifest
it as the love of the 6,000 years. Since the responsibility remains
with us to stand before God and secure the hope of the 6,000 years as
eternal hope, the faith as eternal faith, and the love as eternal love,
please forgive our inadequacy and insufficiency. Please forgive us our
lack of loyalty and filial piety. Please forgive us for having elevated
The time has come now when the hope of humanity is to be realized. The
faith is to be fulfllled. The love of humanity as one essence is to be
manifested. Yet where is the fulfillment of that one essence? Although
we are unworthy, please awaken us to realize that we must prepare
ourselves anew as the brides.
At such a moment, the toil and suffering of Jesus, who brought
perfection on the internal level, can bear fruit through us. They can
appear in the ideals of the Second Advent, and can unfold the external
We believe that the ones who must play the central roles in heaven and
earth today are the devout believers who stand before the word of the
Second Advent in the last days. Although You, Father, want to entrust
in us Your eternal hope, we are concerned whether or not we can be
entrusted with that hope. Although You want to entrust in us the love
of God, we worry if we can be entrusted with the love.
Taking responsibility for everything on behalf of the Lord, we will go
before the Father as unchanging people who belong to the Father's love
and as the eternal tribe of hope. We will become the tribe of eternal
faith and eternal love. Please lead us to understand that such a
responsibility has been assigned to us.
The purpose of Jesus, who is the victorious center of the chosen Israel,
must be realized through us. In other words, we must realize the
essence of hope, faith and love, which represents the whole. Now, after
the work of the Second Advent, we must stand up as the fulfillment of
the hope of Jesus, as the heirs of the faith, and as the heirs of the
love who must take on the mission that Jesus had carried out on the
earth. Please let us understand this clearly.
We who stand at the pass of the fall now are in the process of
restoration, so we must be able to say "Father, we will take on the
burden of realizing the Father's hope, faith and love," and we should be
able to return the hope, faith and love to the Father. Furthermore, we
must stand before humanity as the center of love. We know that only
when we become the victors who can receive the Father's love by doing
these things can we obtain the quaIifications to represent the ultiimate
glory in the last days. So, please guide these children who have
gathered here to become people to whom Father can proclaim, "You are my
hope; ones that I can believe in and love."
Therefore, the Father's joy must be turned into the joy of this earth,
and the love of the Father must become the love of this earth. The hope
and the faith of the Father must be turned into the hope and faith of
this earth. Please allow us to bring horizontal joy to the Father while
we uphold the ideals of the Second Advent, and please allow the Father's
will to be realized through us and allow its glory to be exhibited
before the whole created world.
We must be able to sing the glory of Moses through our life and daily
living. Please allow all of us to become one through the love of Moses.
We know that all of the 2.4 billion people of humanity and the countless
saints in the spirit world have one thing to be proud of, and that is
the fulfillment of God's will. So we earnestly request that we can take
the fulfilled hope, faith and love as the eternal pride and make them
the center of heaven and earth. We offer these words of prayer in the
name of the Lord. Amen.