REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
The People Chosen
for the Restoration
of the Kingdom of Heaven
December 30, 1956
Headquarters Church, Seoul, Korea
Now we have come to the last Sunday of this year. Father, were there
times when we fathomed Your heart and were concerned for You? When did we
fight for the Father's affairs? When have we genuinely loved the Father?
Father, please forgive us for not having fully coped with the
commandments that You have given us with Your concerned heart in this
one year and the responsibility that You have entrusted in us for the
sake of the people. Throughout the year, there were many commands that
the Father gave to us, Your unworthy representatives. Please forgive us
for not having been able to complete that responsibility. Please allow
us to accomplish the great will that the Father demands.
Forgive the fact that the people on earth who associate with the will
have been unable to rise to the level of materializing the hope that
Heaven desires. They have been unable to obey the commandments because
they are ignorant of the time. Although we might have passed through
the path of conflict, when we see that we could not bring victorious
accomplishments before the Father, we must feel ashamed.
Please bestow again all the responsibilities that You once entrusted in
the sons and daughters gathered here. Please allow them to dash forward
for the sake of the Father's will. Allow us to distinguish our internal
self and our external self and reflect in ourselves, "When will we be
able to receive the love of the Father?"
Father, the mission that You have entrusted in us is not
meant to be used just for our own selves, but to seek the people
and the world. Furthermore, we are to remove the bitter grief of
Heaven. Therefore, we who must take up that mission and follow the
Father's orders feel completely awe-stricken before You.
Father, please raise us up again before You, we who are weak and
inadequate. Allow Your compassionate and grace-filled hand to go beyond
this place and overflow toward the satanic world. Father, we sincerely
hope and desire this.
Father, please look upon these people with compassion. Please consider
with sympathy the countless churches that have gathered on behalf of this
people. Please allow them to be aware of the presence of the Father's
great will and dispensation.
Based on this, please allow each church and nation to uphold the
will of the Father. Please bring about the fulfillment of Your wishes by
working through these people to induce the 2.4 billion people of humanity
of this world to advocate the will of the Father. Please let the day
come in the near future when the whole 2.4 billion people of humanity
can sing that glory. Father, we pray this from the depth of our hearts.
On this day, these people have reported all their lacks. They desire
once more the compassionate love of the Father and have come before Your
holy presence. Please protect them with compassionate love, embrace
them with Your glorious grace, and enhance them with new courage and
new power. Father, we hope for this from the bottom of our hearts.
Now we beg that You will allow this hour to be a moment when,
attending Father, heaven and earth can harmonize and the Father's love
of goodness can dwell in this place. Let this time be a moment when we
can offer the Father the glory that arises from our union with Him and
receive love from the Father.
Spread widely across the countryside, there are lonesome sons and
daughters who are kneeling down and are building altars before the
Father. Since the whole mission of the last days has been entrusted to
them, please allow them to center themselves on the will of the Father
and manifest only the will of Father wherever they may be. We pray with
the utmost sincerity.
Earnestly hoping that on this day You will let only the glory of
joy descend upon the congregation, I prayed in the name of the loving
Father! We are grateful toward Your grace, which found and raised
us up and allowed us to carry on the fight until this hour. Today we
still have the mission to offer all of our minds and bodies to fight for
the one glorious day of the Father. Please let us not become exhausted.
Father, we have often felt that You have personally walked side by
side with us as we traveled the difficult path that we had to take to
obey Your commands; that You personally stood at our side even on the
path of death. We must offer gratitude before that love of Yours, which
guided us inadequate ones and persevered through many things.
Father! Although a long time has passed since the day that You promised
and permitted, we feel humiliated before the granted will. If Your sons
and daughters who have gathered here today cannot return glory to the
will, Father, please allow them to at least return tears.
Father! In these last days, we pray that You will allow the fulfillment
of the wishes of the ancestors, who made appeals on behalf of the people
according to Your commands to persevere. Please quickly manifest Your
will before the humanity of the world and give Your commandments.
Father, among Your sons and daughters who have gathered here on behalf
of the people, are there those who cannot realize this great will of
Yours? Please let them feel and experience the heart of the Father,
which reaches deep down into the flesh and bones.
We understand that the path we must walk is long and danger-ridden. No
matter what kind of obstacle block our path in whatever time and place,
please empower us to penetrate through them. Please lead us not to become
ones who feel grief for ourselves. Father, we pray from the depth of
Father! Let the sons and daughters who have gathered here today
eradicate all the things they are attached to and extricate all that has
become entangled for 6,000 years. While we root out our own inadequacies,
at the same time, please allow us to eradicate in this one place all the
inadequacies of these people. By doing so, please allow us to liquidate
all the shameful things of the 6,000-year history of humanity. Father,
we earnestly ask that on this foundation and in this hour You will let
this be the year when we can set the condition of victory before Satan
and step over it.
Father, please guide us to become like children who do not know
anything. Please allow us to do nothing else but obey when we are
led and do nothing but submit when we are guided. Please do not let
any subjective opinions or concepts remain in any of us. Resembling
the heart of the Father and taking after the pure heart of children,
let us become people of goodness and keep to this path, regardless of
whether we are dead or alive. Allow us to charge forward on the path
even if flesh and blood are shed.
Lonely members spread across the countryside are clinging on to the
way of the Father's will and are fighting to safeguard it at the cost
of their lives. Please guide them not to become debilitated. Father, we
beg that You will grant them courage and righteous impulses in this hour,
so that they can greet the day of joy and glory with a new determination
Please forgive our deficiencies in this hour. We possess nothing and we
have nothing of which to be proud. All we have is our earnest desire to
be embraced inside the Father's bosom of love like children. Father, we
ask sincerely that You manifest Your holy presence and penetrate deeply
into the depth of our hearts. Please personally bestow the blessing
according to our given measure.
Please let there not be anyone among the sons and daughters gathered
here who gets dragged away by Satan. We wish earnestly that this may be
the moment when we can receive the seal of purification, hold the flag
of joy and victory, and return the glory of Hosanna before the Father
for eternity. We offer all these words in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Father! We have learned through the words of truth that heaven
and earth are created as one body. When we consider that heaven is the
subject and we are the isthmus, we cannot live even one day or one moment
without receiving the sap of the Father's love and life. Please forgive
us for not having been able to live so as to receive the sap of love that
emanates from the eternal God when we should have lived as the branches
and leaves of Heaven.
Father! In this time of the last days that forebodes the day of
judgment, please allow us to be engrafted to the love of the Father
centering on Jesus Christ, who is the perfect root. Although we know
that God longs to reap from us the fruit of love that is born through
the eternal love of Father and of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we fear
that we might become an obstruction to the Father's harvest because
of our immaturity, imperfection, and frailty, which prevents us from
bringing that to pass.
We entrust ourselves to You. Father! Please raise us and care for
us. By guiding us through the hardships and turmoil, please allow us
to mature as ripened fruits. Through the loving hands of the Father,
please allow us to become the realization that can build the eternal
kingdom of Heaven, the harvester who can reap the harvest.
Father! We know that this moment today is not the first time You
have predicted this event. You had already prophesied it long ago in
the Old Testament era and at the time of Jesus 2,000 years ago. If we
really understand this, then we must cultivate ourselves and become the
harvest that can be reaped by Heaven and bring peace to Heaven. Yet when
we evaluate ourselves, I am sure that there are those among us who do not
feel that they have become mature yet. If this is the case, then Father,
I ask earnestly and pray that You will allow them to repent before You
on their own volition. Lamenting their own frailty, let them repent even
for the grief of Jesus Christ.
Father, we have gathered here today. Please govern our minds totally,
and be the center of operations to reign over us. In this way, please do
not tolerate any evil concept or assertion that is unacceptable before
the will of the Father.
Father, please let these who have gathered here become completely
purified children by undergoing repeated processes of purification and
bringing an end to the works of Satan. Please allow this to be a time
when only You can operate and intervene.
Please allow us to understand that You are pressing us to fulfill
the day of Christ, and that this is the time when You wish to manifest
the love of Christ through us. Moreover, please lead us to understand
that by raising us up, You long for us to take hold of the troubles of
Christ and step forward in this twentieth century. Father, please lead us
not to center our footsteps on ourselves as we dash forward toward the
heavenly nature. Please lead us not to remain in the state of offering
Please allow us to chase out all the elements that invite the invasion
of evil as we move forward. Father, we pray from the depth of our hearts
that You will hold onto us, so that we can travel through any kind of
danger-ridden road of conflict for the sake of realizing the will that
You desire and that we can persevere even on a road of utter despair.
We know that we cannot receive the glory of earth because we are
not men of the earth. Just as it was prophesied through Jesus Christ,
we know that when there were citizens and sons of Heaven who possessed
the true love and integrity of the Father, they were not welcome on earth
in any era during the 2,000 years of history. Father! Please guide us
to be able to cope with the persecution we may receive from this people
when we try to fulfill the works of Jesus for him. Please empower us to
overcome the contempt, the tribulations, and the sorrow that we might
suffer at the hands of humanity on earth as we try to lead our lives
for the sake of Heaven.
Jesus is longing for the day of harvest and is calling for us today,
after the 6,000 years. Please withdraw the traces of historical grief
and the blood and tears of the crucifixion through us. Guide us to serve
as the shields of victory. Please allow us to understand that Jesus, the
substantial manifestation of hope, is longing for us to become qualified
to dominate Satan. By virtue of this, Father, we ask sincerely that
You will allow us to become the sons and daughters who are determined
to fight every day with the joyful will of the Father in our hearts and
to subjugate the enemy Satan, even if we have to continue and complete
it through our descendants because we could not accomplish this mission
during our life-long dedication to the Father's works.
We who are facing the new year must make a renewed resolution deep
in our hearts to walk this path of conflict that endangers our lives. No
matter what kind of enemies oppose us, Father, please guide us never to
submit to them, and safeguard our fidelity. On account of this, Father,
we hope with the utmost earnestness that You will allow us to become
Your sons and daughters who can reveal before all things that we are
the sons and daughters who represent You.
Please let the words You grant us today become manifested and link our
hearts. Requesting earnestly that You will move the spirits and mold us
anew with Your hands of power in this hour, we offered all these words
in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The title of the sermon that I want to reflect on with you is "The
People Chosen for the Restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven." I will
speak briefly upon this topic.
The Last Days of the
History of the Dispensation
When We Must Re-examine
Our Own Position
Ladies and gentlemen, today we greet the last Sunday of this year. You
understand clearly through the principles of restoration that if we do
not fulfill our responsibility today, then it must be done tomorrow.
Since the creation, history has traveled through the 6,000 years
by passing through one day, one year, and then through a long period
of time, while times and seasons were changing. Yet you also know very
well that now the dispensation of restoration, through which the great
judgment will take place on earth all over the world and God will become
complete, has to be realized through the 2.4 billion people of humanity
on the earth today.
We have now come face-to-face with the last days of the 6,000-year
history of the dispensation. We have been participating in helping the
history of the universal restoration and have stepped forward to achieve
the will. The time has come when we must unequivocally understand our
Accordingly, you yourselves must now step over the 6,000-year history
to reach the level of Adam and Eve, who were the ultimate ideals of
the restoration and the center of creation. Going one step further,
your family and society and the whole humanity of the world must reach
the standard. Before that standard is met, the dispensation of God will
not be consummated on earth.
We, the descendants of today, must take responsibility for the gigantic
and fearful dispensation of restoration, which is full of ordeals, and
for the failures committed by our ancestors as well as the things that
they left behind unaccomplished. You must feel deeply in this moment
that such a universal mission rests upon you.
Due to the fall of Adam and Eve, the ideals of the kingdom of Heaven
have been fundamentally destroyed and the ideals of the kingdom of
Heaven that should have been realized through humankind have fallen
down from Heaven. What is more, until now the kingdom of Heaven has not
been realized; the citizens who can build the kingdom of Heaven have
not been found. The families that can cultivate the citizens are not
established. The couples and brothers and sisters who can form such
families are not found either.
The Restoration of the
Kingdom of Heaven and the
Good Life of Human Beings
Therefore, the restoration of the kingdom of Heaven is the central
purpose of what God demands. Moreover, the movement to restore the kingdom
of Heaven must be done in a process of reversal. Starting from citizens
of Heaven, the children of Heaven, the brothers and sisters of Heaven,
the couples of Heaven, and the families of Heaven must be restored to
construct the kingdom of Heaven. Such a mission rests on our shoulders.
The land that we are living in today, this world in which we live, is
not the land of the kingdom of Heaven and is not the world of the kingdom
of Heaven. It is not a world centered on God, but a world centered on
Satan, a world that stands opposed to the kingdom of Heaven. Nonetheless,
in the concluding period of history, without fail there will emerge the
watershed when the evil world is restored to the kingdom of Heaven of
goodness. The 2.4 billion people of humanity today have crossed the
pass of the restoration of the individual, family, society, nation,
and world in accordance with the dispensation of God.
The central purpose of Jesus Christ coming to this earth and
disseminating the gospels was the restoration of the kingdom of
Heaven. This standard called the kingdom of Heaven is supposed to not
only restore you as an individual, but going beyond that, also restore
the family, society, nation, and world. Therefore, from the day that you
began to believe in Jesus, you have been traveling the road of conflict
for the sake of restoration.
The lives that people lead now in this world are not for the sake of
the world. Although they claim that they live for the sake of the nation,
they do not. Although they claim that they are living for the sake of
the family, they are not living for the sake of the family. Moreover,
although they say that they are living for the sake of themselves,
they are not really living for themselves.
All human beings that live in this world of evil today should live
for the sake of the world, but they have not been able to do so. People
who should be living for the sake of their nation, their people, their
tribe, family, and themselves have lost that fundamental position.
When people today live centering on themselves, they are not able to
live centering on their minds. When we examine how low we have fallen,
you will find that we have fallen so low that although we should live
centering on our minds, we have not been able to do so. We have been
living for the sake of our physical bodies. We have become people who
live only for the sake of our self-centered desires.
Similarly, for the sake of restoring fallen men, God has been carrying
on the work of rectifying the body to subjugate it before the mind,
rectifying the individual to make him submit to the family, rectifying
the family to subjugate it before the people, rectifying the people to
make them submit before the nation, and rectifying the nation to make
it yield to the world.
Therefore, in any society, individualistic people have been standing
in the position opposing the revolutionary course of faith in Jesus. What
is more, people who have centered upon themselves have also stood in the
opposing position. Because God works in line with the progress of history,
in other words, in the orderly progression through the individual era,
the family era, the people era, and the national era, in that course of
progress, there have been difficult moments of crisis when people could
no longer follow.
The Center that We Must Pursue
and the Order of Restoration
In this era of the last days, when the 6,000 years are being
consummated, the ideology of Jesus Christ has been established on earth
as the ideology of the restoration of the whole world. In other words,
today the ideology centered on Christianity is becoming manifested as the
central ideology of the entire world. However, the ideology of the enemy
has counter-attacked, and these two divisions are engaged in a fight.
Then what is the standard that we who stand in this kind of position
must pursue? If we look at it through the hope of Jesus Christ, who
established the ideology of the restoration of the kingdom of Heaven,
this world is not the only ideal garden that we must pursue. The ideal
standard of restoration that God seeks is not only this earth. It is
the garden of ideology that has become one based on the union of heaven
and earth. Therefore, God has been carrying on the dispensation until
now for the sake of finding the one glorious day when we can join in
harmony and sing centering on Heaven.
What must we, who live in this era, understand? We ourselves must
restore through indemnity everything in the history of sin.
When you believe in Jesus, there will unfold a fight on the individual
level. The fight between the mind and body will unfold. Those who become
stragglers in this fight cannot become the citizens of the kingdom of
Heaven. When evil acts centered on the body try to subjugate the mind,
if you cannot overcome it and be victorious, then you cannot become the
citizens of the kingdom of Heaven. We today have the mission to restore
from the world to the nation, from the nation to the people, from the
people to the family, from the family to the couple, and from the couple
to brothers and sisters. Because of such a fundamental standard for the
ideology of the kingdom of Heaven, we must first restore ourselves.
Since it is said, "the kingdom of Heaven is in you," although the
universal kingdom of Heaven must also be built, the individual kingdom
of Heaven must first be completed. What this means is that you have to
become someone who can stand before the universe after establishing the
reciprocal base for mind and body.
Therefore, now you must become someone who can be assimilated into and
be harmonized with any aspect of the entire ideal of Heaven. If Jesus
is compared to a grape tree, you can maintain the shape of a branch of
that grape tree, no matter which aspect we belong to. Your moving from
the branch to and through the stem is what restoration is all about.
The Stages of Restoration into the
Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven
The first stage that you must find is the stage of becoming the
citizens of the kingdom of Heaven. Before you lies the fate to enter
this stage of citizenship in the kingdom of Heaven. You who are in
this situation must have a new historical concept. You are not to live
for your own sake; you must have the mentality to live for the sake of
the citizens of the kingdom of Heaven, the compatriots of the heavenly
nation. You must not have a partial concept but a universal one. Moreover,
if you belong to a society, then you have to have the mentality of that
society. If you belong to a nation, then you must have the mentality
of the nation. If you live in a nation, then you must learn how to love
the citizens of that nation.
We today must be able to assert our will with our minds and bodies
before God, who has been guiding history for the sake of the construction
of the kingdom of Heaven. We must be able to love the citizens of the
kingdom of Heaven. We must have the mind-set that we exist for the sake
of building the kingdom of Heaven, for the restoration of the world,
which is the will of the Father. We, as the believers in Jesus, should
not blindly support Jesus, but be able to believe in Jesus by becoming
one with the fortune of heaven and earth internally and externally. God
has been establishing the ideology of the restoration of the kingdom
of Heaven centering on the universal dispensation. We must become the
sons and daughters and citizens who can stand there. Furthermore, we
must learn to love the compatriots of the kingdom of Heaven.
If there are those who have faith among the people around you or
beside you, then you must be able to consider them as your brothers and
sisters and your compatriots. Moreover, you must persuade everyone to
do the same. When we look at these kinds of things, it is clear that
your responsibility is unspeakably immense.
Then what is the demand that God is making of us in these last days
today? It is none other than mobilizing the faithful believers and
building the garden of the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, individuals
must become united and peoples must become united to become compatriots
of the kingdom of Heaven. You must understand this.
When we look at the 6,000-year history vertically, in the Old Testament
era, God gathered the citizens of Heaven. In the New Testament era,
God gathered children of Heaven. Similarly, history flowed in a reverse
In the world today, there are people who are trying to build the
kingdom of Heaven centering on the ideology of the compatriots of the
kingdom of Heaven. Moreover, there are also people who rely on the
ideology of brothers, sisters, and couples of the kingdom of Heaven to
build the kingdom of Heaven.
The Legal Standard and the
Standard of Life in the
Kingdom of Heaven
Now you must learn to obey the laws of the kingdom of Heaven in your
daily life. To establish the kingdom of Heaven, you must learn to abide
by the laws of the kingdom of Heaven. Moreover, while you learn to obey
the laws of Heaven, at the same time, you must learn to lead the life of
the kingdom of Heaven. Furthermore, while you learn to live the life
of the kingdom of Heaven, you must also become one through the love of
the kingdom of Heaven.
God has been working to restore the kingdom of Heaven until now,
so centering on what should we abide by the laws of the kingdom of
Heaven? We must obey the laws of the kingdom of Heaven centering on the
Biblical words that Jesus gave to us. Since words are the very laws of
the kingdom of Heaven, we should live centering on the words. This is
where your path is. You are to live especially according to the laws
of the kingdom of Heaven centering on the Divine Principle words that
testify to the internal truth of the Biblical words.
Then what kind of life should you live? You must live a life that
represents the thirty-year life of Jesus. Your life in the last days
today must be a life that testifies to Jesus Christ. Because of this, you
should be able to divulge your life to all people. You must live the same
type of life that Jesus demonstrated to us. You must follow the example
of the life of Jesus, who abided by the laws centering on the words of
God. By leading a harmonious life, you should live for the sake of Heaven.
Therefore, centering on the words, you must now lead a life that
represents the life of Jesus, which is based on the laws of Heaven. Your
hope and ideal must be the love of God. For this reason, you must set
the condition of harmony for the sake of making a link with the love of
God. This is what God demands of all the Christians of the world today.
The resin of one tree branch flows to other branches. It circulates
through all the leaves and branches. Similarly, you must learn to create
harmony between yourselves and give. Such people can possess the eternal
love of God.
Throw Away Self-Centered Concepts
Accordingly, we Christians should abandon our self-centered
mentality and develop a new mind-set that we represent the world and the
universe. Therefore, when we look at our members, we should understand
that they are not simply who they appear to be today. You must feel
that they represent the 6,000-year history, the eternal dispensation,
and horizontally, the 2.4 billion people of humanity. In each person,
we can find the universal promised will of God's love. Consequently,
you must become the co-operator of that person. Because such a mission
rests on you, you must learn to view the dispensational will of God with
a correct perspective and represent that will.
The same thing is true in your personal or family life. Your children,
your parents, and your spouse do not exist for your sake. Your children
are not for your sake and your brothers and sisters are not for your
sake. The same thing is true for your parents. They exist for the sake
of something greater than the nation and the world, for the sake of
We should be aware of this, and on that level, relate with our brothers
and sister and with our parents. If you recognize this fact and feel
this in your life, then you cannot judge anyone with words.
We must never forget that the universal will of God can be found
in each of us. You must be aware of the fact that you do not exist for
yourself but for the sake of the world, for the sake of heaven and earth.
You represent the mission of restoration. You must become unified in
your daily life.
You who have been traveling the path that others do not walk
must abandon a self-centered life. You should cast away self-centered
concepts. Even in our Unification Church, we must throw away a perspective
toward life centered only on the Unification Church. The reason is that
we are all cells and particles of the universe.
We who live in the last days must feel the historical workings, the
providential workings of the heavenly principles, the workings of the
comprehensive love of God. Moreover, only when you become the victor
in the universal fight with Satan by conquering your bodies, can you
become the people needed for the garden of the kingdom of Heaven. In
this kind of moment, you will develop a relationship with Heaven. You
must understand that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have joined their
hearts and are fighting with Satan in order to realize this hope.
When you try to fight with Satan today, you must distinguish whether
or not the thoughts, concepts and ideology that you have are for your
own sake. If all of your thoughts are for your own sake, then you will
have no way to escape Satan's realm.
What is more, we Christians, who are moving forward toward the world,
must step beyond the mentality of history constrained in this world. You
must be able to transcend that to comprehend and judge the world with
a universal perspective of history.
Blessed Are Those Who Bring Peace and Harmony
Then what would happen now to the world whose purpose is
restoration? What would happen to the society, family and to us,
whose purpose is restoration? What is the will of God, whose purpose is
restoration? You must understand these and go beyond them. To do that,
you must be able to live relying on the words, having the sacrificial
heart of Jesus Christ, and able to live in harmony. Jesus said, "Blessed
are the ones who bring peace and harmony. They will be called the sons
of God." (Matthew 5:9)
Those who can bring harmony wherever they go can go close to God. You
have the responsibility to bring harmony to all individuals, to all
people, to the world, and to heaven and earth.
If you fail to feel this somewhat substantial responsibility in the
living environment that you are in, you must at least feel it in your
hearts. You must have the mind-set that you will become the sacrifice who
can bring harmony to individuals, to families, to societies, to nations,
and to the whole world. On that foundation, you must have the attitude
to confront Satan and go before the Father.
If you build this kind of relationship and lead your life, then when
you see someone who is doing good things, you will naturally have the
desire to bow your head down and elevate that person. Moreover, if you
see someone who is doing evil things, the thought will arise in you,
"It is my task to guide that person. I will be responsible for that
person." If there is someone who feels this to the bottom of his heart
in his life, then he does not have to pray for his own sake. He does not
have to pray for his own family. If each of you makes the determination
and pledge that you will build the kingdom of Heaven that God wishes on
earth and if you live for that cause, then God will be with you.
Therefore, if there are people who can join hands and build the
altar of harmony, then they can bring forth a new revolution that will
stride forcefully toward the world. The same thing will be true for
the churches. If there are people who are determined to die, with the
mind-set that they will join hands and become the sacrifice of harmony
following the example of Christ, then although the steps they take might
seem unsatisfactory and fragile, it is not so. Their steps are robust
steps directed toward the construction of the kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Jesus Christ came to earth with the amazing mission of heaven and
earth on his shoulders. In the 4,000-year course of history in which
there was no loyal subject or filial son who lived for the sake of Heaven,
it was Jesus Christ who came to fulfill the mission of the loyal subject
and the filial son that Heaven sought.
The thirty-year life of Jesus was completely for the sake of Heaven. It
was a world level and universal life. What is more, his life was a
life of sacrifice for the sake of Heaven. You must follow the example
of Jesus Christ who, unlike anyone in history, came as the filial son
for the sake of Heaven.
Father's will is building the kingdom of Heaven. The kingdom of Heaven
is the world in which the humanity of the whole world joins hands to
be in harmony and in intimate friendship and to intermingle in love and
raise their hands to return glory and gratitude to Heaven. When we think
about that, then clearly the life of faith that we have led so far is
very immature. We must get rid of this kind of immature life of faith.
God Pursues the Ideal of Unification
The time of any kind of denominationalism has passed behind us. The
time of any kind of ideology of people has passed behind us. Now the
time has come when we must find the ideology of restoration and the
concept of faith on the world level.
Koreans today are pitiful people. What these pitiful people must
understand is that the history of God tears down the individual to build
the family, tears down the family to build the society, tears down the
society to build the nation, and tears down the nation to build the
world. This is the judgment of Heaven.
Humanity has passed through judgment like this, but what is the
problem remaining in the last moment? It is to destroy the course of
Cain, which is one of the two courses of Cain and Abel that have been
in confrontation and in conflict. Therefore, you must become a different
person centering on the words of Jesus. You must establish the words of
Jesus as the laws and become different people. You must become the loyal
subjects and filial sons of Heaven who can represent the life of Jesus.
Having done that, you are to go before God, who is pursuing the ideal
of unification, and be able to say, "God, please liberate through me the
bitter grief of not having been able to unite the world and embrace it
in love." Christians today do not understand that there remains before
us such a great, historical, universal, and cosmic mission. Then to what
extent have you been able to manifest the love of Jesus Christ? To what
extent have you realized faith and life based on Jesus Christ? You must
understand the line of that limitation.
The grace coming from Jesus is universal grace. Therefore, we today
must live with the concept of the kingdom of Heaven in us. Your every
movement and all of your feelings must be centered on the mind-set,
"I am the representative of the kingdom of Heaven." You must live with
this kind of mentality. When you are cursed before all people and feel a
surge of anger within, you must suppress it based on the concern that your
anger might bring curses upon the 2.4 billion people of humanity. This
is the heart that Heaven has been feeling until now. If you, even after
knowing this fact, become overwhelmed by fury and disobey the will of
the Father, then how can this be tolerated? All of you are to join in
alliance and help each other.
Which people are in difficulty? You must feel that person's difficulty
as if it is a wound inflicted on you. You must then co-operate. This must
not be done just by the Korean people. The whole of humanity must help.
You must walk the path of restoring the kingdom of Heaven. You must
become the sons and daughters who receive the love of the universe. Next,
you must learn to attend God, who is the center of the universe. The God
whom you cry out for and Jesus Christ whom you seek and believe in do
not exist only for your own sake. The people who believe in Jesus today
do not understand that. They think that Jesus and God are only for their
This is not God's wish. This is not the will of God. God's place is
at the center of the whole of heaven and earth. You must learn to attend
God like this today. However, this is only possible for those who live
the life of the kingdom of Heaven.
The Correct Attitude of Faith toward God
Then what is the reason that God has been working in history for 6,000
years? It was for the purpose of embracing the whole of history in His
bosom. God has been wishing that not just earth but even the spirit
world will become one with the whole through His love. He has been
longing for that one day. If you want to receive grace from this God,
then you must pray, "Father! Please call on me."
God's love must never end with you. What you must understand today
is that the grace that God gives is not only for your own sake. At the
same time it saves your life, it is also for the sake of saving the
whole of humanity.
Nonetheless, because the people of today live centering on themselves,
though many people want to find God, there is almost no one who receives
this grace. You must free yourself from this. You must penetrate through
it and dismantle it to serve God as the cosmic God. Before this universal
God, you must feel the responsibility that penetrates deeply into your
minds and bodies. The garden of hope that you believe in and desire is
not just your garden of hope. The archangel fell because he tried to
seek and believe in God centering on himself.
The God that the people of today believe in is both our God and the
God of humanity. He is both our God and the God of the world. He is both
the God of the world and the God of heaven and earth. At the same time,
he is our universal parent.
However, if you examine the faith of the people who believe in
Jesus today, they are saying, "Please be my God," and those who are a
bit better than that do no more than say, "Please be my family's God."
Rising a bit higher from this are those who say, "Please be the God of
our denomination." We should never have these kinds of concepts.
There are many denominations in the world today that are crying
out for God. However, we do not need the God who is sought within a
denomination. Only when people gather who transcend the denominations
and call out to Him as their father centering on the whole of heaven
and earth, can humankind attend God on earth.
Therefore, we today must let the concepts we have be linked to the
whole through our families. You who have embarked upon a new road must
abandon your life up to now and make a new and historical departure
toward the concepts of universal life.
At such times, the attitude that you should have is the heart that
can attend the substantial presence of the universal God. By doing so,
you can receive the love of God and build the relationship of giving
and receiving with God. At such a moment, you can finally consummate
the ideology of the universal bride.
After consummating the ideology of the universal bride, you can go
seeking the restored world. But you can appear as the bride before the
substantial manifestation of the universal God only after restoring the
people and brothers and sisters, and the children and couples. Only
when you reach that position can you stand before the substantial
manifestation of the universal God centering on the love of God that
springs out there and become one with that love. The couple who comes
together in this way is the couple who can dominate this earth and live
in the kingdom of Heaven. Moreover, only after you have children as this
kind of a couple can you build the family of the kingdom of Heaven. When
you form a people with these brothers and sisters and children, you can
finally bring the dispensation of restoration to a conclusion and live
the life of the kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Likewise, the great movement of restoring the kingdom of Heaven
is exhibited through you of today. Therefore, you must increase your
efforts toward the realization of that will and never become servile
before Satan. Just as Jesus Christ did all that was possible as the
loyal subject and filial son of God, we must also complete our duties
as the loyal subjects and filial sons.
To Complete the Restoration
of the Kingdom of Heaven
and Return Glory
You must understand this: only after you cause the humanity of the
world and all the spirits in the spirit world to fulfill all their
obligations as loyal subjects and filial children, can you become the
sons, children, brothers and sisters, family, or people who can return
to the Father the victorious glory of having completed the restoration
of the kingdom of Heaven.
Beloved Father, today we must dash forward. Although our strength is not
enough, we face an amazing historical conclusion in which we must jump over
tens of stages at once. Although we are in the position to magnificently
pass through the course of judgment, we are in a deep sleep today.
Father, we have become bewitched by the secular world. We are accompanying
evil. Father, we desire from the depth of our hearts that You will lead
us to eradicate all evil elements and raise us as victors who can return
victorious glory to the Father, who is the center of the cosmos.
All the hidden stories of history have become entangled in us. Father,
we pray that You will allow us to cut them all off and find the center of
liberation so that we can stand in the position of a friend to Jesus Christ
and make a full bow before the Father.
Please lead us, the ones chosen for the restoration of the kingdom
of Heaven, not to trample upon the ideology of the kingdom of Heaven by
centering on ourselves. Father, we hope with the utmost sincerity that,
until we can be pulled by the ideology of the kingdom of Heaven and can
accomplish it, You will allow us to go forward, to sacrifice, and to fight
on. Until we attend You as the universal Father, we pray that You will allow
us to persevere and win the victory in the battle.
Father, please govern our minds forever. Now please allow us to become
sons and daughters who can offer a full bow of gratitude before the Father,
who is the center of the whole based on the new standard of universal life. We
earnestly request that You will allow us to become sons and daughters who
can be immersed in Your love. Father, we prayed all these words in the name
of the Lord. Amen.