REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Jesus Is the Hero
of the Universal Revolution
November 11, 1956
Headquarters Church, Seoul, Korea
Beloved Father! It was God's purpose of creation to look down upon
the garden of life. The garden of truth that sings the glory of the Father
was the ideal garden. The original garden was the place where, centering
on the eternal and unchanging love, the whole becomes harmonized before
Your holy presence. While manifesting the internal sung-sang and the
external hyung-sang of the Father, everyone was to live in intoxication.
Beloved Father, please allow us to feel in this moment the garden of
hope for which we long. Allow us to experience the original garden. While
yearning for it in our minds, allow us to put our bodies into action and
bow before You. While we elevate the will of the Father with our minds,
please allow our bodies to be offered as the sacrifice. Please hand
over to us all the ordeals You have undergone to find us. As for You,
we hope that all You will receive is glory.
Father, please do not forsake even one life among the sons and
daughters of Yours who have gathered here in loneliness. Please
allow their minds to be caught on fire in the eternal life of the
Father. Please allow our minds and bodies to become one with the life
of the Father. Allow this to be the time when the whole congregation can
become one in heart and offer themselves as the sacrifice. By doing so,
please allow us to become impeccable sacrifices. Father, this is our
Father, please protect us. Take charge of the work of
purification. Please do not let Satan invade in this hour. Please allow
us only to be captivated by the will of the Father. Centering on the
will that You have commanded, allow us to act in response. Please allow
us to obey with our minds and bodies.
Loving Father, I earnestly pray that we can honestly reveal before
You all our deficiencies and undesirable elements and repent. At the
same time, let us receive the Father's love in this moment.
Father, this day is a holy day in which You have promised to bestow
blessing upon us. Bless the countless altars that have gathered on behalf
of the people. Since there are many who are fighting on a lonely altar
representing the will of God, please grant them the same grace.
Please prophesy to us, reveal to us and let the reality that You
testified to be manifested through us. This people are in the bondage
of darkness, so please bring forth Your direct miracle, which has the
power to awaken them. Through the churches and Your children, please
let it appear. Beloved Father, this is what we earnestly hope for.
The promised last days have come near us and the time of permitted
grace has come. Yet since we are still imperfect, inadequate and
deficient, please lead us. Please lead us not to become ones who cannot
uphold the will of the Father which we must advocate.
Please allow us to mourn about our own deficiencies and bow before
the Father. By doing so, please let many loyal children who uphold Your
true will emerge amid the denominations that represent the people.
In this way, please allow the divided denominations to be tied
together as one, and lead them to act on behalf of the whole grace of
the Father. Please manifest the concealed will of Heaven. Allow the
dawning of the day of blessing in the near future, when, before the 2.4
billion persons of humanity, the Father can rejoice and take pride in
that will. Father, we earnestly hope and wish for this.
Father, please look with sympathy upon the children who have gathered
here. They are the ones You have called together, and they are the ones
whom You have driven out to the lonely path and gathered together.
Govern them in the front, back, left, right, above and below. Now,
please let nothing else but the Father's desired will remain in your
minds and bodies, and let there be no traces of Satan and no roots of
sinfulness there. Through a repeated process of purification and centering
on the impeccable goodness, allow our minds and bodies in this hour to
lie prostrate as humble and meek people before the original nature of
Father, we believe that Your children, who are carrying on the fight
with Your words, are lying prostrate before You everywhere. Please
protect them and grant to them the same grace as this hour.
Father, You have put us in the front, advised us and cooperated with
us for the sake of the people. Please allow us to demonstrate proudly
that we are indeed the children of the living Father, we are indeed the
children who are standing in the center of life.
Father, please testify to the realities grasped in Your hands. I
earnestly hope that by awakening this people, you will allow them to be
saved from the yoke of Satan. By doing so, raise us to the point where we
can sufficiently live up to the expectations of the Father's will to grant
grace on the level of the people. Allow us to lead them to the Father.
Please allow our minds and bodies to be moved by the joyful will of
the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning to the end of this
hour. Please accept this whole gathering as the glorious offering. This
is our sincere wish.
Govern us from the beginning to the end. I prayed in the name of the
Father! To find the one center of Zion, many ancestors have been fighting
and shedding blood until now for the sake of paying indemnity for the debt
they owe the Father and the concern they have caused the Father. Father! Please
allow the glory of Zion to come upon our minds and bodies in this hour. Please
let our minds be overwhelmed by the joy of Zion, in which You can dwell
If we can be the children of glory whose minds and bodies You can
govern, then there is nothing else we want more. There is no greater
wish. Nonetheless, if we cannot be grasped inside the loving hands of
the eternal Father, then on the earth there are none who are more lonely,
pitiful and miserable than we.
Father! With life and love, please protect and nurture Your sons and
daughters, who have suffered in a difficult environment. These wounded
minds and bodies have come forth before You in the shape they are in,
Father. Please consider them with compassion. Even for this moment,
please allow us to heal our wounds, inflicted during the fight. Even
for this hour, please allow us to taste the love hidden deep inside Your
mind. These things being accomplished, please allow us to resemble the
heart of Heaven. Allow the whole to sing and rejoice, centering on the
glory of Heaven. Let this be the hour when the whole congregation can
bow their heads for the sake of Heaven's will. My Father, this is our
sincere wish and desire.
Father! It was You, Father, who drove us, the lonely ones, here and
there. It was You who caused us to be in a miserable position and to
make an appeal toward Heaven without the awareness of others. Please
allow these people to be comforted in this hour. Behind the course of
tribulation that Your sons and daughters who are prostrated before You
have walked, there can be found footsteps soaked in blood. The tears
of bitter mourning are helping them. Father, please look upon them
Please allow us to be touched by the hope we will gain from today,
the grievance that we will understand from today, and the Father's love
we will feel from today, so that we can cross the pass of the future
fight with hope. Please allow us to step over the wall of hatred of the
many enemies we will encounter in our course of life. This having been
accomplished, please allow only the mind of peace to be the center of
our minds. Let the urgent heart yearning for the victory be the only
center of our life, so that we will be sufficiently prepared to uphold
the flag of the fight and step forward on behalf of the people.
Please allow us to be adequately prepared to go forward, holding
up the words of victory that Heaven has granted as the shield. Lead
us not to become ones who set their hearts on the causes of the long-
standing sorrow both in the present and in the future. Loving Father,
from the depth of our hearts, we desire that You will ignite the fire of
Your eternal love and allow us to become sons and daughters who are more
than qualified to eradicate the enemy Satan, who is making the accusation.
Father, who guides this lonely pulpit, those children who are following
in Your footsteps are also in a lonely and miserable situation. Please
be the whole of their life, the whole of their goodness, and the whole
of their hope again today. Please comfort them, lead them and love them.
We know that being the last days, this age does not need the words of
men, the words spoken through men, nor the will centered on men. We know
the only thing needed is the Father's words of love, which move inside
the pulses of eternal life. Even if Your children who have gathered here
stand in precarious positions where they cannot experience love, please
work Your miracles on them. Inspect them with Your fiery eyes. Please
manifest the nucleus of glee hidden deep inside our hearts. We who are
in bondage to all kinds of fears, please allow us to step forward before
the Father and repent.
If there is anyone who is held in the Father's hands and is returning
gratitude to the Father for Your grace, then please allow them to
safeguard such a heart without changing. Father, I earnestly wish and
hope that You will allow us to become worthy children who are more than
qualified to win the seal of acknowledgment for being sons and daughters
of love before the sacred Father.
Please bless the countless altars gathered for the sake of the
people. I know that the protesting voices of the saints, who are in agony
because they do not know the will, are penetrating through Heaven. Please
resolve their grievances and suffering. Take charge of their hearts so
that You can lead them to uphold and realize the will that You desire
in the last days.
Moreover, among this people there are many unknown brothers who are
pioneering the lonely path and fighting with the darkness for the sake
of the will, without others being aware of their actions. Let the day
that the darkness recedes before them dawn upon them in the near future.
The movement of life, the movement of grace and the manifestation
of glory are all one. Father, please testify through them. Father,
we wish from the bottom of our hearts that using the scattered altars
as the barriers, You can drive them centering on the Father's will and
build the altar of happiness that will bring the people together as one.
Even today, lonely sons and daughters are spread all over the
countryside fighting with Your words. Please be with them. With the
spirit that they must prevail over the ultimate enemies of the 6,000- year
history, they have built the altar of victory. Based on Your directives,
they have been fighting for the day when the Father can rejoice with Your
sons and daughters. Father, please be present with them, so that wherever
they are, Your personal works of miracles can take place. Father, we
fervently desire that You would allow the influence to reach the whole
through that kind of environment.
Now, in this hour, please bestow only the Father's grace of
bliss. Hoping that You will accept us, we prayed all these words in the
name of the beloved Lord.
Today, in this hour, I am going to speak on the topic "Jesus Is
the Hero of the Universal Revolution."
God Desired that Man Perfect Himself
as a New Substantial Being
When you observe the process of a new thing being created, you can
say that it is a revolutionary process. When you look at all the things
created in the six days, from the trifling insects to man, God created
gradually newer and better beings. At the very end, He created man. You
probably all know that by creating man, God could fully realize the higher
form of God's internal sung-sang and external sung-sang. The Father's
desire for a new, yet unchanging, substantial being that He could be
proud of for eternity is the ideal of the Creator.
Similarly, God created humankind as the eternal, new substantial
being in whom He could take delight. God made them in such a way that
when He compared them to any other created being He could say, "They
are beautiful and indeed very good." You know that the ones who were
created like this were Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve should have felt joy by feeling the original goodness and
the internal glory of God through their actual daily life. Nonetheless,
due to the fall, Adam and Eve could not realize that will. Fallen men
are those who remained stagnant in the position where they, as the
representative of all beings created by God, were unable to manifest
the new glory.
More important than the fall of man is the fact that, because the
will of God is an unchanging will, unless it is accomplished at whatever
cost, God cannot be dignified as the Creator and cannot command His
authority. Therefore, as you know from the Divine Principle, the history
of restoration and the history of salvation are attempts to restore
When God faces all things of the universe with this perspective,
the following questions arise: when is the day of the appearance of
one precious being who cannot be found in Heaven, on earth and among all
things? When is the day a new substantial being of a higher realm, who can
manifest anew the whole sung-sang concealed deep inside God, will appear
and fulfill the will of God? To usher in such an inspiring and shocking
day, God has set His one purpose. Until today, He has been carrying on
a ceaseless course of tribulation in the dispensation of restoration.
When would the day come when, among all the created beings, God
can find a new universal being who can bring Him the joy that did not
exist until then and cannot be exchanged even with all of the creation?
God is over-anxiously longing for that one day and that one being.
God has already completed the design for the world of the ideals
of creation in which He can rejoice, enjoy Himself and harmonize with
humankind and all things. He has even mapped out the aspects of the
ideal lifestyle. When He can rejoice with the one hero with whom heaven
and earth, created as the internal and external symbols respectively,
can also share their joy, then heaven and earth can feel happiness
together. You probably know well that Heaven has been exerting itself
for the sake of erecting this one standard.
What then is the will that the Father demands of us? If there is one
will that cannot be abandoned, even if everything in heaven and earth
must be shattered, it is the perfected human being. Until human beings
become perfected, they are to follow the principled laws of the creation
and become the substantial embodiments of truth. Because of the fall,
they became embodiments of the unprincipled. Therefore, although human
beings have the external shape of a human, their internal characters and
external forms could not manifest themselves as the incarnations of the
eternal substantial being of God.
Because of this, although fallen men have the shape of human beings,
they have lost the ideal form of the creation. God has been injecting
again the ideal form of creation into human beings. You all know very
well the work of Heaven, which is toiling to find the one new substantial
Jesus Came to Realize
God's Ideals of Creation
The person who came as the original being, the one center and being
of hope, is Jesus Christ. God suffered for 4,000 years until He sent
Jesus Christ. Although after the creation, He sent Jesus as the one
new being who could bring harmony and be presented before all things,
humankind did not serve Jesus as the signpost of God's hope, but unfolded
the opposite course of the fall.
God, who strained to find the lost standard of goodness, gathered
the people who were under the accusation of Satan while He was going
through the 4,000-year history. He laid the foundation on the level
of the people. This foundation on the level of the people should have
served Jesus, who was raised as the one master representing all things in
heaven and earth. Yet Jesus and the people went their separate ways. Here,
our mission and God's were determined.
The Jewish people could not see that Jesus was sent as the
representative of the whole, whose purpose was to restore the universe
into a new world centering on God. Because they could not serve him as
the master of the whole as they should have, Jesus and the people had to
fade away to separate ways. You must understand this greatly increased
the grief of God.
The words that Jesus spoke to the Jewish people then and all the
things he manifested were not based on his own will. It was the will of
Heaven. Jesus was acting on behalf of the will of God's dispensation.
However, there arose a bitter conflict between Jesus and the people
within the realm of the fall, who should have received the will of God
The Jewish people of the time did not realize that when the words of
God appear before a people in this fallen world, they can revolutionize
the people. If they appear before an individual, they can revolutionize
the individual. If they appear amid the world, then they can revolutionize
the world. Furthermore, they did not realize that the words can newly
revolutionize heaven and earth.
The Jewish people thought for 4,000 years that the laws given through
Moses and the covenant bestowed on Jacob could enable them to realize
their ideals and that they could replace the whole. God, however, began
from the lowest level and had been gradually elevating them. The Jewish
people did not realize that after passing through the Old Testament
history of the formation stage, history was taking the Principled
course of the creation of the universe, whereby it passed through the
New Testament era of the growth stage and proceeded forward until the
completion stage. Consequently, the people of the time could not accept
the words of life of Jesus. The people then could not recognize that
they were new words higher than those of the Old Testament and that they
could forge a link with higher, new values.
What Jesus wanted was to accomplish all of God's ideals of
creation. Accordingly, on behalf of heaven and earth, he has been
continually walking through the revolutionary course to complete the
universal mission. Therefore, you who are living in the last days must
understand that when Jesus appeared on earth and marched on the path
of the universal will, he went through the course of elevating fallen
humankind back to their original position. In that course, there were
numerous vicissitudes of conflicts and courses of revolution.
The Hope of Jesus and
the Unfaithfulness of the Jewish People
What then is the extent of the hope of this revolutionary Jesus? His
hope is not the type of hope that one would possess on this mass of earth
that we live on. It is hope that can transcend the world and connect
with the limitless kingdom of God. While this is the hope of Jesus, it
is also the hope of God, who is one with him. Therefore, humankind must
understand that God placed all hopes in Jesus and tried to manifest His
will through him.
What then were the words that Jesus spoke before the Jewish
people? What was the form of Jesus, who was the demonstrative proof of
God's whole will? He emerged as the hero of the new truth who had not
existed in history until then. Although countless people called out for
truth, they were merely on the individual level. Although they might have
claimed that their truths could represent the people and all nations,
in actuality, they could not become such embodiments of truth. It was
Jesus who appeared with the truth that can shed light on heaven and
earth. Accordingly, the words that Jesus spoke were the most valuable,
new and revolutionary words in that era and that world. Had the Jewish
people, who had longed for the will of God, known these revolutionary
words of truth, they would have forsaken their personal lives and pursued
Since the Jewish people, who should have stood in this position,
shattered this one day they should have accomplished, we must step over
this. We have the mission to resolve that which is deep-rooted. The
sacrifice has to be made because the truth of Jesus is not upheld.
God raised one people. Among the one people, He tried to find the one
center. Through that one center, He tried to manifest His internal heart
as the universal words of truth. Nonetheless, the Jewish people did not
understand this. Jesus was supposed to manifest the eternal words of
truth during the thirty years of his life. Due to their unfaithfulness,
he was abandoned. Therefore, until the moment they find the embodiment
of truth, humanity must seek the universal new truth that Jesus tried
to disseminate on the earth on behalf of the will and heart of God.
The faithful believers of today must fulfill the wishes of Jesus. The
words that Jesus testified to should have been brought to light at his
time on the level of the people and the world. However, because they could
not be shown as the words on the level of the world, Christianity became a
religion of tribulations. If the words that Jesus spoke were demonstrated
then as the central words that could have saved the land, then the powers
of God could have been exhibited. If there were individuals and people
who had followed Jesus, and if the world had followed Jesus, then Jesus,
who was responsible for the will of God, would have fulfilled that will
on the earth. Yet there were no such individuals, people nor such a
world before Jesus.
What is more, centering on the words of Jesus, the beloved disciples
who had to represent him, the beloved family, the beloved sect and the
beloved nation should have become one with him to experience the heart of
God and uphold the will of God. Because they were relating with Jesus with
the truth they held on the level of the sect, they took different paths
than the words of Jesus. What then is that which Jesus is demanding of
you, the believers in the last days? Hoping that we, the shameful ones,
would become universal individuals, he proclaimed the universal truth.
Although Jesus came to earth as one individual, he was not an average
individual. He represented all the created beings of the universe. He
represented the whole truth contained in the creation principles of the
What Jesus Demands of Us
Although he came as such precious being, he could not become the
valuable hero, the master of the universe. Therefore, you yourself must
accomplish this purpose of universal value. If we believe in Jesus,
we can come in contact with truth on the individual level through the
spirit of Jesus. If unlimited grace and blessing are bestowed upon you as
you undergo the spiritual works of Jesus, you must not think that this
is just individual grace. In time, it must become grace on the level of
the environment and the sect; then it must finally reach the level of
the world. Only then can he return.
When grace is granted us, you should not be caught up in your own
individual thoughts and think that it is only your own. If you received
the blessing and the truth through Jesus in the individual position,
then while you digest them as your own, you must also be responsible for
disseminating this truth to the world. If you march forward with the
world side by side, then while it becomes your grace, it also becomes
the grace for heaven and earth. Nonetheless, if your concept of faith
seeks only to save you, if you stagnate in the concept of individual
salvation, then you will meet your end there.
If the blessing that is overflowing in your hearts remains merely as
yours, then you will repeat the mistake of the Jewish people who nailed
Jesus on the cross. If the truth you obtained remains in the religion
that seeks only to save your life, then the hope of Jesus can never
The words of Jesus are spoken based on the center of hope. They reach
the dispensation of Heaven by passing through the individuals, family,
society and the world. Through the individual grace granted to you, they
will produce the miracle of resurrection and rebirth. The salvation on
the level of the individual, the people, the nation and the world must
be realized through you.
You must clearly understand that before you the salvation of the
individual level, the level of a people, the level of the world and the
universe remain unfulfilled. When you express gratitude to Father, you
must be able to do so not just on the level of the individual, but also
on the level of the family, the society, the nation and the world. What
is more, when you repent, you should begin with individual repentance
and move up to repentance on the level of the family, the nation and
the world. You should repent on behalf of heaven and earth.
Now is the time when you must transcend the concept of individual
salvation, the concept of the salvation on the level of the family,
the society, the nation and the world. Only then can you begin the
indemnification of the world. If the Jewish people had the concept of
salvation on the level of the people and on the level of the world,
then Jesus would have saved humanity through the Jewish people.
The Words of Jesus Are
the Words of Universal Revolution
Jesus' words of the gospel, which bore fruit through the course of
history, are words of truth. They can transcend history and the lives
of the ancestors and grant salvation to you. You must understand that
these words of Jesus are indeed the words of universal revolution.
Jesus came to earth and put up opposition to all the laws that
people had believed in until that time. He proclaimed, "Through me, all
laws must be perfected." Because the Jewish people did not understand
these words of Jesus, which contained universal perspective on faith and
universal value, they killed him. These words at that time were universal
words. Pertaining to love, he also spoke universally revolutionary words.
Jesus said, "Those who do not love me more than anything else are
not acceptable. Moreover, if you do not love me more than anything else,
then you cannot become my disciple." When we see this, we can understand
that until God creates the one perfected universal body that He sought
after as the ideal of creation, the path toward the truth involves a
Universal love is extremely important for forming the relationships
between people and the relationship between God and human beings. Because
humans could not form a relationship with God based on universal love,
they formed a relationship with the archangel. Accordingly, human
beings lost the power to penetrate through the door of love and rise
up centering on the ideal relationship of love with God. If they are to
penetrate through this door of love again, they need power.
The reason Jesus said, "You must love me more than anyone else,"
is not because he wanted to receive love for himself. If human beings
believed in those words and loved Jesus, he could grasp them with a
force stronger than the force that is holding them in the realm of Satan
and elevate them to the position where they could give and receive the
original love with God. For this purpose, he said, "Love me more than
anyone else." These words are revolutionary words of prophecy.
However, the love in today's world is self-centered love or love
centered on the nation. Until now, at best it was loving one's own
nation or one's own family. There was no love that transcended the
What God and Jesus hope for is not one people or one nation. It is
constructing, centering on God, the ideal world that can bring unity
to heaven and earth. Therefore, the love that Jesus presented was love
on the level of the world. It was not self-centered love on the level
of the people and nation, but love that transcends the world and links
heaven and earth.
The Revolution of Truth and
the Revolution of Love
What then is the true path that Jesus paved through the words of the
gospel? How much love have you been giving today? Jesus Christ did not
stand before an individual. He also did not stand before a family or
a nation. To do this, Jesus, who was the master of universal love and
the bridegroom, received persecution on the level of the family and
The countless created beings of heaven and earth, all the created
beings that could not feel the love of God until now, finally formed a
relationship of love by virtue of Jesus. It was the responsibility of
Jesus to form these kinds of relationships.
What kind of love is the love that Jesus pioneered and established? It
is love that is counter to the love of this world. Although the love of
human beings is at best for the sake of the nation, the love of Jesus
was universal. In other words, it was love that transcended individuals,
people and nations. It penetrated deeply into Heaven.
What kind of love is the love of God? It possesses both sides. It
does not just love itself, it even loves the enemy. Therefore, while we
love God, we must also love our enemies.
The love of Jesus was such that it even embraced Satan. Because he
knew that the love of God embraces even Satan, Jesus set that as the
standard and said, "Love even your enemies." (Matthew 5:44) Therefore,
we must establish this standard of universal love on earth. We must
have the mind-set that if we cannot complete this task before our death,
then we will establish the standard through our descendants.
Moreover, now you must lead a life of gratitude. You must have the
attitude that you are alive by virtue of the grace and love of Jesus and
Heaven, and lead a life of offering gratitude to Heaven. Your salvation
merits gratitude. The grace that allows you to carry on the universal
mission of Jesus and perfect the love of Jesus also merits gratitude.
You must understand the universal love of Jesus who, representing his
family and clan and holding onto the people, forgave and loved his enemies
even while he was dying on the cross. You must fathom the heart of Jesus,
who overcame sorrow and looked down upon the enemies with a loving heart.
While he took his last breath on the cross, Jesus said, "All is
fulfilled." (John 19:30) Until he could say that, he cast out of his
mind all his sorrow and bitter grief and suffered in an attempt to
accomplish the will of Heaven. Because the mission of claiming back the
universal life through his one self was on the verge of total failure,
Jesus forgot even his own agony and affliction and overcame all kinds of
ordeals. Therefore, the life of Jesus was not a life lived to save only
himself; it was lived for the sake of building the nation and people
The Faithful Followers of
the Last Days Must Awaken
Today you are carrying on a movement to claim back the life of
Jesus Christ. In the democratic world, they are carrying on a movement
to resurrect the name of Jesus Christ. On earth, the gospels of Jesus
remain, and the new universal truth, love and life not previously found
here remain. Such universal truth, love and life can become yours.
As the one who came to save humanity and strained his every nerve
toward that end, Jesus was the most pitiful person ever. The words
of Jesus were spoken for the world. They were the words of truth that
should have been sown on earth, the words of Heaven that should have
been upheld on earth, and the universal words of life that should have
been implanted on earth. They were not upheld on earth, and Jesus who
came was rejected. Because the people then did not believe in the words
of Jesus, Jesus was deserted.
God exerted Himself for 6,000 years. Yet if the master of life and
truth, who can alleviate the burden of God, can come to this land, then
all the conscientious people on earth will love him. If there are people
who are seeking the way on earth, if there are people who seek the path
of life, they will walk on his side. Although this is the standard that
Heaven hopes for, human beings today lead a life based on the standard of
individual love and the concept of individuality. Because the believers
of Judaism in the past lived with the same mentality, they hung Jesus
on the cross. We must come to grips with the fact that such phenomena
have continued since the time of Jesus.
Now what we need are new words, new life, and new love that can
represent heaven and earth. However, what we need are not just conceptual
words, but words that can be substantialized in practice.
Therefore, in these last days of today, you must awaken. Possessing
the new truth, life and love, you must save the people and the world. You
must eradicate the bitter grief and spite of the 6,000 years.