REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let Us Take Part in
the Glory That God Recognizes
July 19, 1956
Headquarters Church, Seoul, Korea
Loving Father! Please personally rule over Your children who have gathered
here. Please let us not be foolish ones who do not know that the life we
have is in actuality not the life that we should have. Since they have
received a great blessing that You have granted for the sake of the people,
please do not let them become ones who leave it behind.
Loving Father! A handful of people who were walking the lonely path
today have come to this place and have bowed down before You. Please allow
them to become one with Your love. Let Your hands of love, which seek
humankind, become intermingled with us in that place which represents
the 6,000 years. In this way, please link minds to minds and bodies to
bodies, so that we can all become united as one.
The grace that You have bestowed on us is not just our own. It
belongs to the whole, so please allow this grace to pass through these
people and reach out to the 2.4 billion persons of humanity everywhere.
Father! Please be the center of our lives, the center of our love and
the center of our hope. Loving Father, I sincerely hope and desire
that Your hands of grace may be placed upon our heads from this moment
Father! We know that many people are bowing before You today, so
wherever they gather, please let Your hands of love be with them. Please
allow those who have gathered to lie prostrate before the deep heart of
the Father on behalf of the whole.
Please convey Your hidden love to them. Appear before them so that
they will be adequately prepared to represent the whole dispensation of
the last days and emerge before humanity. My Father, I earnestly hope
and wish that You will allow the Father's blessing of power in this hour.
We offer our hearts before the Father's altar as they are, so please
eliminate all the elements that are inappropriate. Allow us to sing
the glory of the Father and be filled only with the heart of gratitude.
My Father, I hope for it most earnestly.
By doing so, please do not let there be even one unworthy person
among the beloved children of Yours who have gathered here. If there
are some children who have traces of sins of selfishness, then Father,
please manifest the fire-like work of the Holy Spirit so that they can
feel shame and repent on their own in this hour. By doing so, please
allow us to be remolded as ones who can be offered as meek and humble
sacrifices before the Father on behalf of the people.
Father, there are members who could not participate in this place,
so wherever they may be, please be with them with the same grace. Give
blessings upon those lonely churches who cry out on behalf of the people
and the dispensation. Father! Through their solemn hands, allow the fire
of the beacon to appear before this people. Beloved Father, please let
Your holy will be revealed to the world as the will of happiness through
the people who yearn for You.
We entrust all of this hour to You. Please let the Trinity govern
us. Wishing earnestly, we prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Please quickly carry on the judgment of this earth. Please be the
only one to protect and rule over the beloved brothers and sisters who
have gathered here today, Father. Even for just this hour, please let
this be a time when we do not have anything centered on us.
Please lead us to understand in this hour that our life is not ours,
our knowledge is not ours, and all of our concepts are not ours. We are
nothing more than that which is entrusted to You. Allow us to move when
Heaven moves and halt when Heaven halts.
Father, there are brothers and sisters here who carry scars from wounds
and have sunken into a frantic state, so our Father who understands their
situation and condition, please allow their minds and bodies to go up
in the flames of eternal life that descend from Heaven. Please allow
this hour to be an occasion when we can return the bliss of rebirth to
Please let us understand that no matter how great a concept of the
world might be, it cannot compare with the Heavenly way. Let us understand
that the ignorance of the world has permeated throughout the earth, so
that we can realize the shadows that sin is casting over the whole world.
In this hour, please lead us to understand our own lack. Being inspired
by the movement of the Heavenly way, allow us to be in awe as we face
the whole. Loving Father, we fervently want and hope for this.
Father, we have gathered around and sat down, so please give us
a command. We have gathered, so Father, please divulge Your words of
advice and desire. Please manifest Your power of resurrection, and let
there be an explosion of the power and ability to push through the walls
of darkness that have been blocking us. We make an earnest wish.
We wish in our minds, but because our physical body is weak, please
bring out the power to shatter this physical body of weakness. Operate
it with Your powerful hands so that we can become the clay that can be
reshaped into the true essence by Your hands which give the grace of
creation. Loving Father, I fervently hope and wish that we can become
meek and humble ones who can be forged into a glorious image.
You have called us before You, we who are insignificant. Please allow
us to fulfill the hope that You cherish. Please allow the emergence of
a living altar for the sake of finding the path of survival for this
miserable people, who are dying away. Anoint us to stand before You and
have a direct one-to-one conversation. Allow us to take on the mission
that Heaven demands.
Please allow us to fight and divide all evil. Separating good and
evil, allow us to stand in the position of goodness. Please allow us
to become ones who firmly believe that good will prevail and evil will
be eradicated; allow us to be ones who, entering the right path, live
captivated in Your glory. Father, we earnestly hope and desire for these
things to take place.
Father! Please look upon the thirty million people with
sympathy. Please allow the tears of the children of God, who lament for
the sake of the people, to soak through heaven and earth. Exhibit Heaven's
work of inspiration that can cause this people to repent. Please allow
the miracle of resurrection, which motivates repentance, to be revealed
through the whole people. In this way, please allow us to become the
people who can receive in our hearts the new will that You desire.
Please call upon each of Your beloved children who have gathered here
and purify them. Father, first interfere with the affairs of their mind
and body, and then with their life, with Your eternal ideal. Even just
for this hour, please allow us to offer everything for the sake of Your
desired purpose and offer a bow as the sacrifice that You can accept.
Please rule over everything. We prayed in the name of the
Father of love, we are trying to convey the heart of Heaven to the
pitiful people, but the people who live on this earth do not understand the
heart. They understand erroneously that the internal heart of Heaven does not
have any relationship of order with this earth. Please forgive the ignorance
of pitiful humankind in this moment.
Father! Please let the handful of people who have gathered
here understand that Heaven is demanding for them to take on grand
missions. Lead them to generate the desire to take charge of the
responsibility. Please raise them for the will and through deeds to
reveal these things.
How many children are there who desire to become sacrifices for the
sake of the dispensation? Loving Father! How many are there who can
understand the heart of the Father without being told a word? How many
are there who fathom the will and move before they are called upon?
Father! Although what they hope to gain from Heaven is great, we
know that what Heaven expects of us is also great. Father! Even from
this hour, since a small number of members want to present ourselves
on the altar of God for the sake of upholding Your will, please accept
us, though we are insignificant. Please do not see our flaws as flaws,
but accept them with love.
We know that we can escape the accusation of Satan only when we
can come to be truly loved by You. Father, please forgive the whole,
and please allow the grace of the Father, which will share Heaven's
concealed manna of life.
As we look upon those who have gathered here, we realize that the
power must be increased. Father, please amplify Your overflowing power,
and allow them to forget their lacks and their sinful mentality. Please
personally work a miracle so that this moment can be the time when only
life appears before them.
Father! Please lead those who have gathered here to lie prostrate
before You with the mind-set of a receiver, much like an empty cup. Please
fill these empty glasses with the water of life and revive their original
minds. Please allow us to raise our bodies and hands toward Heaven and
offer everything we have before the Father. Loving Father, I sincerely
hope and wish for this.
At this moment, I am standing in front of them, so please let them
realize that the words I speak are Jesus' words of profound significance,
which are absolutely necessary for their lives and for the course of
history. I know that those who bear heavy burdens will build victorious
accomplishments on the foundation of words with the power of resurrection.
Please allow us also to entrust everything to Jesus and to be created
again on the foundation where the condition of resurrection was set by
the crucifixion. Loving Father, this I earnestly wish and desire.
Govern over everything in this hour. I prayed in the name of the
The title of today's speech is "Let Us Take Part in the Glory that
God Recognizes." I will speak upon this topic.
The Meaning of Understanding Me
Because John the Baptist, who should have testified to the will of
Heaven, did not complete his mission, Jesus stood on the threshold of an
arduous fight with Satan. The Jewish people, who should have understood
the situation of Jesus, did not understand him. Jesus, who was being
pressed by Satan to walk the path of tribulation and who was standing
alone despite the fact that every being in heaven and earth should have
recognized him, tried to communicate the will of Heaven to the people,
who did not understand it.
Jesus realized he had the mission to reveal what he knew internally to
the ignorant people. He set himself before humankind and, relying on the
comforting thought that at least God understood him, he stepped forward
to proclaim the new resolution, the new hope and determination to the
people. Today's speech is important since it deals with this content.
Man's happiness is generated by having someone who understands
him. If he has a friend, a comrade or a teacher who knows about his
past and understands even his future, he is a happy person. Moreover,
the place of rest for a person is built centering on the bosoms of these
people. The person feels happiness and fulfillment in the environment
that they are in.
Jesus was aware of the fact that God in Heaven understood him in
relation to history, in relation to the thirty years of his life, and in
relation to the eternal will of the dispensation. Just as God recognized
him, Jesus was supposed to understand humankind through history, through
their lives and through the future. Jesus was aware of this mission. The
more he felt that it was indeed he who had to make them understand God,
the more he felt he had to testify to the people about God in any shape
Jesus Had to Show that God Recognized Him
Jesus had to prove that in the will of God, he was the person who
represented the unbreakable relationship with the 4,000 years of the
course of the dispensation. Jesus felt responsible for guiding the Jewish
people to God in the same way that God recognized Jesus in relation to
the dispensation of 4,000 years. He tried to reveal his understanding
of God in his life course.
Moreover, when he learned that during the dispensation that would
follow his thirty years of life, the whole of humanity was to become
one with his ideals of the future, Jesus felt that until he reached
the ideal world in which humankind would understand him, he had the
compelling responsibility to reveal the will to them.
When we consider the events that have taken place in the past and
present, and are to take place in the future in the eternal heavenly
world and on the earth, we realize that Jesus' mission was not limited.
When we consider how there still remains the unfulfilled history of the
dispensation, in which every existing being must reach Jesus through
an unlimited stretch of time, we see that the mission of Jesus was not
limited to just revealing this dispensation to Heaven, to the countless
saints and to the historical ancestors.
Jesus, who stood before the will representing the whole, had to
recognize the people on behalf of God in the same way God recognized
him. He had to teach the people that, just as Jesus acted for God, they
had to represent Jesus. What is more, unless he builds a relationship
with people in which they come to recognize him as Jesus recognized God,
Jesus cannot feel the joy of knowledge in his life. You must understand
that though Jesus could obtain joy from God in Heaven, he could not be
happy because the people did not understand him on the earth.
The words that Jesus spoke did not just ask the people to understand
Heaven. The gospel that he spread was not only for the sake of Heaven. All
of his words, toilsome deeds and arduous fights were done for the sake
of the people of history and the people of the future who were to guide
history forward. However, the people who came in contact with Jesus in
his time did not know that. If the people on the earth had understood
Jesus as Jesus understood God, then the life of Jesus would not have
been intertwined with such great sorrow.
The Extent to Which God and Jesus Understood Each
To what extent did God understand Jesus? How did God understand
Jesus? God understood Jesus from the beginning of the history of creation,
through the history of humanity, through the relationships in history,
extending to include all of the society of his time, even to the future
ideals of Jesus.
Jesus, who appeared before the ignorant people, raised himself up and
exerted himself after receiving the directives from Heaven. Moreover,
he continued in the battle, deeply bound up in the sorrowful heart
of God, who has suffered an infinite amount of ordeals in the course
of history. Furthermore, he comforted the ancestors who had exerted
themselves in the course of history. He tried to remove all the bitter
resentments that had soaked through the course of history. God anointed
Jesus to be this kind of man.
Jesus' heart reached out for the sake of Heaven. He had a desperate
desire to convey that heart to humankind. As long as Jesus had such
a fervent, unfulfilled desire, God who was watching him closely, also
felt the same anxiety. We must understand that because humankind did
not fulfill their responsibility, God is living in anguish and sadness.
To what extent then did God understand Jesus? God understood him as
someone who could manifest the glory of children through the ideology
of the bride and bridegroom, centering on Adam's family.
Next, how much did Jesus understand God? While he knew that God
recognized him as the representative of history, he also knew that
God wanted him to manifest on the earth the doctrine of the bride and
bridegroom and the glory of goodness, from his family life centering on
Mary to his actual life course. Consequently, his words had the power
to alleviate the grief and suffering of history.
Jesus understood that God knew the obedience of Mary. He also knew
that God understood the personal situation of Mary. He also knew that
God hoped for the faith in the bride and bridegroom to start paving its
way from the lowest position. Moreover, he also knew that God expects
goodness among the countless created beings. The will of love that Jesus
possessed could have consummated a relationship with humankind only if
they had inherited the knowledge of God from Jesus.
This is the reason that Jesus could have discussions with God but
not with humankind. You must understand that since there was no one on
the earth who could reveal the knowledge and grievous feeling of Jesus
and the dispensation of restoration on the earth, the sorrow of Jesus
was greater than the sorrow of losing the whole universe.
Love Is to Reach Perfection Through Three Eras
If love cannot be perfected in one generation, then it takes three
generations. At first, through the love of Heaven, it passes through
the love of parents and then the love of the couple. We are walking
the course of restoration because of the fall and the mistakes that are
being repeated by humankind.
Therefore, in one's life, the time until one becomes an adult is the
time to receive the love of parents. After that period has passed,
the period of love centering on oneself is the time of the bride and
bridegroom. Next, the time of love that involves children comes.
God has been guiding history for 6,000 years. What period of love then
was the time until the coming of Jesus? It was the time when, as parents,
God personally gave love through Jesus. After that, the period of bride
and bridegroom is the time when we ourselves build a family life.
What kind of era then will come next? It is the era when the ideology
of the bride and bridegroom bears fruit on the earth. By doing so,
Jesus has to carry on the expectations on the family level, centering
on the will of God on the earth. To do this, the life of the spiritual
bride and bridegroom should unfold on the earth first. By unfolding
the spiritual family life of Heaven on the earth, the form of a family
representing history has to be constructed.
Today, after passing through the 2,000 years since Jesus, heaven and
earth must be combined. The internal and external forms must be brought
together to form one substantial body and forge a relationship. You must
become new parents and children centering on yourselves. In the period
of parents, you must be able to produce new children. Through the new
children, the new ideology of the bride and bridegroom must be established
on the earth. Such an ideal remains unfulfilled in the course of history.
The Purpose Behind the Coming of Jesus
What is the purpose behind the coming of Jesus? He came to bring to
a conclusion the internal form of the family, the external ideology of
the bride and bridegroom, and the life of children. After completing
the reciprocal standard, not only on the external foundation but also
by connecting the external and the internal, the fortune of Heavenly
laws would enable anyone to pass through the historical course of
restoration on the family level, through which they can start from the
internal and establish the one standard. Through whoever it might be,
you must establish the form of family life, not only as a realistic
and historical phenomenon, but also as a conclusive fact, until God and
Jesus raise you up. If you do not possess the demonstrative content of
the course of the bride and bridegroom, which Jesus has been working on
for 2,000 years centering on the New Testament, you cannot confidently
claim the standard of the bride and bridegroom. Leaving on the earth the
substantial child of goodness in whom you can dwell eternally, if you
can become a child, not of shame, but one who has escaped the history
of sin and whom Satan cannot accuse, you will be able to discover the
hidden secrets of Heaven. By establishing yourselves, you can receive
the love of God, carry on discussions with Heaven and have a relationship
of giving and receiving with Heaven.
What is the purpose of Jesus in whom you believe and whom God
recognizes? What is the extent to which you understand Jesus? You should
not think that the bride and bridegroom are manifested only in Jesus and
the Holy Spirit. If you cannot leave behind the foundation of victory
and eternal life that can bring eternal salvation through the substantial
love of the family and the internal family, then the ideals and hope of
Heaven will have no relationship with you.
Furthermore, that can become the possession of God, Jesus and the
Holy Spirit, but it cannot become yours.
Therefore, when you come to understand, you should not stop at just
understanding him. If there is someone who can enter into a harmonious
relationship centering on Jesus, then as the son of God who recognizes
Jesus, he will be on equal footing with Jesus. He can proudly appear on
the earth representing history, the present world and the future. If
such a being emerges on the earth, then he is the one who understands
history and the dispensation of Jesus and can represent the world for
which Jesus hopes.
To become such a person, you must be grateful to God no matter what
kind of condition is imposed on you. In any kind of environment, you
must not lose hope. Jesus realized that he needed to arouse the love
and hope of God, which is stronger than anything else that he loved.
Therefore, even when the environment and history changed and
heaven and earth were thrown into confusion, until the last moment all
Jesus thought about was humankind. He tried to forge an unbreakable
relationship with humankind to represent the eternal life and the heart
of the center. Therefore, he could say, "Cross, come to me. Death, also,
come to me."
If you do not experience this kind of feeling through your life,
then even if you claim you know Jesus, it is the same as not knowing
him. Therefore, you must now represent the general form of the history
of the dispensation, the history of the whole and eternal history. You
must forge the relationship that can penetrate through the active and
passive hearts of the eternal God. By doing so, you should relieve the
grief that permeates throughout history, and appear before humanity. If
you cannot appear as such a person, then you cannot call yourself the
child that Jesus seeks and God recognizes. However, if there is such a
person, even when he is eating a meal, every time he puts down the spoon,
he will thank God. In every breath he takes, he will feel the love of God.
The Child Whom Heaven Recognizes
Just as the fortune of heaven and earth turns silently, our minds
wish to turn without limits. Why is this not being done? It is because
we are not aware of the fact that the forces and love of the universe
and the principles of Heaven are connected.
Therefore, now we must come to understand Jesus in our life in the same
way that Jesus understood God. Moreover, just as Jesus understood the
grief of God and returned glory to Heaven, we must have the determination
to follow Jesus to return glory to Jesus. If we do not know Jesus,
when Jesus follows God and understands His heart of love, how would
Jesus realize his fate-filled wishes? You must think about this today.
Today you might say that you are living for Jesus in certain
moments. You must exist for the sake of many nations and peoples. Until
the final days of history, you must eternally feel that trend and the
heart of Heaven. As the master of creation, you must sing the glory of
Heaven and return glory to Heaven.
If this is the wish of Jesus, then you yourself must return glory to
Heaven for him. By doing so, you can materialize this dream-like event
in the reality that is not a dream. God's wish is bringing that will to
conclusion. The wish and demand that have been kept inside the hearts
of God and Jesus are being manifested through you. If there is someone
who can truly believe in Jesus, by connecting with the heart of Jesus
and seeking the internal heart of God and becoming the representative
of God and Jesus, God will recognize him as He has recognized Jesus. At
the same time, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will also recognize him. What
is more, the Heavenly soldiers and angels who are connected to Jesus and
the Holy Spirit will also recognize him. However, people do not realize
that such grace of glory is the true grace.
To Return the Glory of Victory
Jesus was recognized only by God, but we will be understood by
God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, as well as the countless saints in
heaven. Therefore, if you can understand on earth the God of Heaven,
then through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, you will win the recognition
of the spirit world. Accordingly, you should stand within the sphere
of recognition and come to grasp the heart of God, who has been guiding
the dispensation for 2,000 years through Jesus.
God's philosophy of the dispensation must be demonstrated through
you. When we consider that, we can see that we are truly blessed. We
are more blessed than Jesus as he headed toward the cross.
Jesus died a lonely death for the sake of God. However, we should be
able to die for God, and even for Jesus and the Holy Spirit. By doing
so, we must become people whom the millions of faithful believers can
welcome and support in our path. You must be able to say, "I have been
awakened to it, so Father, please guide us so that today we can comfort
the countless faithful believers." When you do that, you can represent
the whole of God's dispensation and bring out the glory of victory.
Father! We who claim to believe in You are continuing to give out a foul
smell and are not aware of ourselves. Father! Please connect us to the heart
of Heaven and allow us to understand ourselves. By connecting us to the will
of the dispensation for the earth, please allow us to understand ourselves.
Please allow us to comprehend the glorious one will which links
heaven and earth. Father, please love these children who have gathered
here so that they can fathom the heart of the Father that You want to
express. Please grant them the heart that will enable them to serve
Heaven centering on the Father. Lead these children to understand Heaven
and to yearn for the glory of Heaven by comprehending the life course
of the eternal Father.
Please grant Your blessing upon all the children who have gathered
here so that they can receive the power of love flowing down from the
Father and move whenever You move and halt whenever You halt. Please
allow us to alleviate the worries of the Father and represent the whole
of the historical dispensation.
By doing so, allow us to build the eternal nation of the Father who
can move and shake the universe. Allow us to understand God, Jesus,
the Holy Spirit and the countless saints in heaven and on earth.
Allow us to present, as a condition of victory, the glory of knowing
the Father, to dismantle the sovereignty of Satan, and to construct the
domain of victory. We sincerely wish and desire this. I prayed all these
things in the name of the Lord. Amen.