REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
JESUS WHO LOOKS BACK
ON WALKING THE
PATH OF HIS FATE
February 10, 1957 (Sunday)
Chung Pa Dong Church
Father, Your sons and daughters who have struggled and striven
for the past week centering on the will, who have fought not to be
deceived by the cunning tricks of Satan, are prostrating themselves in
the presence of the Father in this hour. Please manifest Yourself,
and govern the mind and the body of each of us.
Is there anyone who has resentment that has pierced to the very heart
in this hour? Is there anyone who has the mark of Satan in his or
her body? My Father who is full of love, please show them the miracle
of recreation. Extend the hands of compassion. Please bestow Your
grace on us. Sanctify us in this hour so that we can become ones who
can bow to the Father with sufficient and adequate minds and bodies
before the will that You desire. I pray with a most sincere heart.
Beloved Father, we hung down our heads and prostrated ourselves
before the will of the Father, who called upon us the unworthy to
inform us beforehand about the work of the dispensation on the order
of the cosmos. Please command our minds in person. Urge our bodies.
Guide us to be able to run toward the garden of goodness that You want,
the will of goodness You desire, and the garden of triumph for which
You hope. Beloved Father, I ardently wish and pray that You will
raise us to be able to make strenuous efforts toward the fulfillment
of the will. Allow us to step forward with conscious strength and
The sinful elements, which are unacceptable in the presence of
the Father, remain within us. Therefore, Father, please liquidate
our wickedness with Your dignified power of authority and, by
touching us with the hands of authoritative power, produce the heart
of repentance. I pray this sincerely.
This day is a holy day, the day on which You promised You would
bless us. Therefore, please bless the numerous altars that are gathering
for the sake of the people and guide us to raise the triumphant beacon
fire. Father, I sincerely desire that You bless the many sons and
daughters who are bowing respectfully in this hour, and that You lower
to us the faculty of the sacred spirit.
Father, we have gathered here to frankly reveal all about
ourselves before You. Please guide us to do self-analysis again to
find out whether we are appropriate beings in front of the Father.
Beloved Father, I pray from the depth of my heart that if there still
remains anything insufficient which is not appropriate to the Father,
You will allow us to repent about it and candidly reveal all of it,
so that we can receive the Father's advice and counsel. In this time,
when there remains part of the course of struggle to be completed,
please allow us to unite our minds into one and to become the soldiers
of Heaven who can dash forward towards the garden of life.
We know that Your lonesome sons and daughters scattered throughout
the countryside are building the altars of blood, sweat and tears to
testify to the words of the gospel. Wherever they gather together,
I pray with a most sincere heart that You will manifest Your powers
in person to openly acknowledge that they are Your triumphant sons
and daughters. I pray You will guide them to be able to build the altar
of victory that the Father can personally control and unfold the work
Please allow Your sons and daughters present in this place not to
have any self-centered concepts, doctrines or subjective opinions.
Please allow us to become sons and daughters who can put down everything
they own with the mental attitude of a child. Listening to the words
of command, let them become contrite about their deficiencies and able
to speak about them before the Father. Please allow this hour to be
one when we can be grasped by the hands of the Father's recreation.
We entrust everything to You, Father, so please do not let this hour
be the hour when Satan invades. Wishing sincerely and desperately that
You will guide this hour to be one in which only the glory of the Father
is manifested, I pray all these words in the name of the Lord. Amen.
In this hour today, I will speak briefly on the topic "Jesus
Who Looks Back on Walking the Path of His Fate."
THE ADVENT OF JESUS AND THE
DISTRUST BY THE CHOSEN PEOPLE
Due to their fall, Adam and Eve lost the garden of eternal ideals
that God had granted. In other words, Adam and Eve lost the
garden of goodness where they could share the pleasures and pains
of life with God. For that reason, they came to leave the bosom of
God and started the sorrowful life of longing for God. Accordingly,
humankind has walked along the course of a 6,000- year history of
sufferings until now, looking back toward God with sorrowful
hearts. Just as our ancestors walked the course of life looking back
toward Heaven, today all humanity is also walking forward through the
course of life, looking back toward Heaven, wishing to restore their
original position. Jesus, too, who came to save humankind, was looking
for the people on the earth who could look back toward Heaven.
God sent Jesus Christ out of love, hoping that the people of the
world would listen to the new gospel of Jesus Christ, who was turning
things upside down and altering their life course. He was hoping they
could cling to Jesus Christ. However, humankind then and the numerous
people since then have not been able to rightfully welcome and attend
him, as their master who can make them look back toward Heaven.
Because of that, history has been flowing forth without fulfillment
of the purpose of life in which they can proceed looking
back toward Heaven. Similarly, you of today also are faced with
the destiny to go forth looking back toward Heaven at all times.
Because humankind cannot go back toward Heaven by its own ability,
God provided the way by sending Jesus Christ, through whom humankind
can go back. If humankind had looked in the direction that Jesus
looked and walked as Jesus walked, humankind could have accomplished
the hope of returning to the bosom of God. You must know for certain
that this was the central meaning of why God sent Jesus Christ.
The Israelite people and the whole world should have gone back
to the bosom of God after achieving the purpose of life that they must
go forth looking back toward Heaven, holding on to Jesus. However,
because of humankind's distrust, Jesus and humankind have become
separated from each other, each going different ways. Therefore, you
must bear in mind that Jesus was put in a situation where he had to
stop walking on his course and look back toward the earth.
While humankind has been passing through the course of the 6,000-
year history until today, there has been no one among them with enough
faith to turn back toward Heaven and exert himself or herself both
physically and mentally. What is more, there has not been a single soul
of faith who has wholly devoted his or her life, love and action.
In other words, there was no one who became the undefiled sacrificial
being who could halt Jesus Christ from stepping further on the course of
suffering toward Heaven for humankind. You must know that this was the
source of the bitterness that pierced God's heart. Humankind must
go forward, sweeping aside the influence of the world, appealing
for mercy from Heaven. Yet they distrusted Jesus, having held fast
to the earthly ground and centering on the hope of the land.
Therefore, the dispensation of the will that God had unfolded on
the earth for 4,000 years suffered a setback. God sent Jesus Christ
to fulfill the will that humankind on the earth, at that time,
hoped to be realized. Because they did not elevate Jesus Christ,
God ended in a situation where He has had to look back again to the
earth, passing through the long history of the 2,000 years since
Jesus' death. In like manner, Jesus and the Holy Spirit came to stand
in a position where they, too, have to look to the earth again.
What then was Jesus' desire that he cherished throughout the
thirty years or so of life? His desire was to devote himself
solely for others' benefit. Although he felt sorrow and lamented
in his heart, Jesus did not express those feelings. Instead, he led a
life of serving and caring for others. If humankind at that time had
known Jesus to be the master who could restore and fulfill their
whole desire and had turned around toward Jesus, Jesus would not
have gone to the cross to die. The Israelite people were to go forth
toward God in unified action with Jesus during his course of life to
awaken ignorant humankind. Yet because they betrayed Jesus, Jesus
had to stop stepping forth on the path he was meant to take.
You must fix this in your memory: Jesus could not fulfill the
mission assigned to him by God. Therefore, he had to stand in a position
where he looked up again toward Heaven for the sake of humankind and
to take the steps seeking the bosom of God as the representative of
humankind. If humankind had devoted itself for the sake of God and Jesus
and walked the direction Jesus was taking, in his place, and had taken
care of him for his sake, Jesus could have reciprocated with humankind
in place of God, who loves humankind. The relationship between humankind
and Jesus would have been the same as Jesus' reciprocal relationship
with God. Further, Jesus could have ushered in the day of glory
by having established the altar of rejoicing on this earth. However,
because humankind at that time did not advance toward Heaven,
Jesus and humankind have become separated.
Since God bears the responsibility founded on the principle of
creation, He wanted to see the day of triumph when humankind
reversed their direction and moved forth toward the bosom of God
through Jesus. You must understand that, since Jesus who came on the
earth was rejected by the Israelite people and crucified on the
cross, the will of God's dispensation to be carried out through Jesus
resulted in failure.
THE SHIMJUNG OF JESUS
WHO LOOKED BACK AT PETER
By the way, while Jesus was going the path of the crucifixion,
the lonesome path to the summit of Golgotha, he looked back at someone.
He looked back at Peter, who was the representative of the beloved
twelve apostles. That was because Jesus feared that Peter, who
should be the first one following him, might change his mind.
You must become the ones who experience again the sense of being
gazed at by Jesus, who looked back at Peter with a loving heart despite
having bitter grief in his heart over the fullness of his concern about
Yet three times Peter denied he knew Jesus. Therefore, he ended
up standing in a situation where he was completely separate from the
will of Heaven and had nothing to do with Jesus. Although Jesus knew
all of this, he wanted to find just one person on this earth who could
defend him to the last as he walked the path to death and could
deeply sympathize with him, so he came to look back at Peter, who was
the best, most beloved disciple. You of today must understand
that Jesus' intention to find one true person was buried deep in
the gaze that he sent in the direction of the beloved disciple, Peter.
There cannot be any more grievous scene to Jesus, who came with
the responsibility of carrying out the whole dispensation of God,
than standing in such a situation as this. Not even one person
could understand the feelings of longing and lamentation of Jesus,
who wanted to find one person who could inherit the mission of him who
was heading for the pass of Golgotha, the path of death, owing to the
distrust of humankind. Accordingly, Jesus' heartrending feelings
were beyond description. Only God understood Jesus' sorrowful heart
and worried about the lamentable situation of Jesus.
When Jesus reflected on the course of toilsome effort he had
walked representing Heaven alone in bitter sorrow for his lifetime,
the resentment with which he wanted to scorn humanity and to call
down curses on the earth pierced him to the very marrow. However,
Jesus restrained himself and stopped to look back at Peter, who was
following behind. You must know that unless you can understand
such inner feelings of Jesus' heart, you cannot proudly stand in
front of all humankind after inheriting the work of the dispensation of
God centering on Jesus.
What then would be the heart of Peter, who was watching Jesus
concluding his life by walking the course of tribulation alone? He might
have been in awful misery, pining in desolation, not being able to forget
the love relationship of the original nature he had with Jesus in
the past. Of course, the heart of Peter who was watching the grieving
and innocent Jesus being insulted and rebuked and dragged in bonds
must have been aching very much. However, because Peter did not realize
Jesus was the Messiah who came with the representative mission to restore
the whole of humankind, he ended in a situation where he could not
step forward on behalf of the other disciples but instead thought only
of himself. When servant girls came out before Peter to ask whether
he was one of the fellows who were with Jesus, he replied, "I do not
know him" three times. You must know this clearly -- that aspect
of Peter was the representative attitude of humankind on the earth.
When we look back upon the circumstances of Jesus and Peter again,
the fact that Jesus turned to look back at Peter, who denied him three
times, did not take place only between Peter and Jesus, but is
shown to have happened throughout the course of the whole of history.
When all the humanity of the world steps forward before Satan as true
Christians on behalf of the will of Christ on the course of Heaven,
they will definitely meet ungrounded accusations three times.
This can be seen as the symbolic expression of the positions of Adam,
Jesus and the Lord of the Second Coming during the 6,000-year history.
This will again take place in the final days in the forms of World War I,
World War II and World War III. Such happenings will appear not only
during the whole of history like this, but also within your individual
course of faith today. You must understand this.
Today then, what is going to happen right before you meet the
Lord? Just as there was the hour of betrayal in which Peter said,
"I do not know him," toward Heaven, we must be aware that such a time can
possibly come even to us today, faced with the final days. We are faced
with the historical, dispensational and religious fate to follow
after the triumphant Jesus and to find and establish ourselves in the
external position of Peter. We who must climb over such a hill of fate
as this must understand we are responsible for whatever situation exists.
As Jesus walked on the pass to Golgotha before he resurrected
from the cross, all Christians of the world must walk on the path to
Golgotha with the Lord in the final days at the time of Second Coming,
to take part in the glory of resurrection. We must bear in mind
that such a time will surely appear.
Today then, from what position must we lead our life of faith?
just as there was a moment in which Peter could not externally say,
"I know him" while being heartbroken internally as his beloved and
innocent teacher was being dragged on by the Roman soldiers, there will
be a time when we of today will be put in a situation where, because
of certain worldly conditions, we have to say against our will,
"I do not know Jesus." We then must be able to say, I know Jesus.
What is more, we must lead a life of faith, constantly paying attention
to such vulnerable points.
Jesus, who walked to the pass of Golgotha on the earth has walked
forth until today to the pass of the world-level Golgotha even in the
spirit world. Similarly, Jesus who personally walked the path
to the crucifixion and the course of tribulation on earth and in
the spirit world, leaving behind the beloved faithful believers,
will develop a great conclusive war against Satan in the future.
In what kind of situation should we stand when such a time of
fierce battle comes upon the earth? We should not be standing in
a situation similar to Peter's when he said he did not know Jesus.
We must become those triumphant sons and daughters who can defend
the course of blood, sweat and tears that Jesus walked to the end,
standing in a similar situation as Jesus, having divulged all of
our reasons, circumstances, sinfulness and inadequacy reflecting on
ourselves again. Unless we can stand in such a position, we can not
take part in the glorious position to receive the returning Lord.
Although Peter denied Jesus three times, saying he did not
know the teacher who stood in the difficult situation, Jesus truly
turned his body around to look at Peter. Consequently, when Peter
saw Jesus turning around to look at him, forgetting all about his own
difficulties and sorrow and his own reasons and circumstances, a complete
revolution took place in his mind. Despite his three dreadful denials
of knowing Jesus, upon seeing that Jesus truly cared about him and
worried about his future, in spite of his own sorrow Peter experienced
an explosion of emotion within. The moment he remembered and
sensed the old relationship of having shared the joys and sorrows
of the Lord, Peter became aware of his own identity on the spot.
Peter saw the fact that Jesus, having determined to risk his own
life to accomplish the one will of Heaven, was making a great effort
to proudly cultivate the path of salvation for humankind without being
affected too severely by the resentment that he felt as a human being.
Peter saw that even as Jesus walked the path toward heaven to death,
Jesus was even concerned about the well-being of him, Peter.
Peter felt insufficient and inadequate internally. In other words,
when Peter contrasted the position of Jesus, who represents God,
and his own position, which was to represent Jesus as the disciple
who had pledged to render devoted service for the sake of Jesus only,
he realize that there existed a world of difference between his
devotion to Jesus and Jesus' reverence for God.
What is more, although he had thought he believed in Jesus,
the minute he found out his faith was based on self-centeredness
rather than on Heaven-centeredness, as was the case with the Lord,
Peter received such a great shock as to be deeply ashamed of himself
at the gaze of Jesus. In short, he lamented about being distrustful.
PETER'S CONTRITION AND THE VALUE
OF HIS NEW DETERMINATION
We must know that the minute Peter saw Jesus who endured the course of
a cosmic level mission without being doubtful at all -- a figure of
eternal immutability in the course of faith toward Heaven -- Peter's
mind underwent a complete change. He felt an impulse to live for the
sake of the Lord for the rest of his life. Once he came to realize he
was being distrustful, Peter thought about the relationship between
Jesus and himself and contrasted their life courses. As a result,
he felt his own inadequacy more strongly.
Jesus offered himself as a sacrificial being before Heaven for the
sake of the One will, without pursuing his own happiness but for the
benefit of humankind on the earth. He did not show any resentment
in spite of being dragged away bearing the cross on his shoulder.
Watching this, the three disciples came to realize that their lives
had been too self-centered. Thereupon, before Jesus Christ who
was not self-centered, the disciples reflected on themselves of their
own accord and could make a definite promise and pledge to take over
the will Jesus had hoped for and to realize the will on this earth.
What did Peter feel next? He felt his own distrustfulness
and simultaneously the mistrustfulness of Jesus' entourage.
While watching those wicked ones around him tie Jesus up and enjoy
themselves whipping Jesus Christ, who was innocent, and about whom
anybody and everybody would say he was guiltless, Peter could see
through the heart that was sorrowful and lonesome when he met the
gaze of the persecuted Jesus. Before the warm glow being sent off
in his direction by Jesus, who was showing the way to protect and
obey Heaven's rule even in such an undeserved situation, Peter felt
the haughtiness of the surroundings. Then Peter, Jesus' disciple,
made a righteous resolution to fight against the haughty power of
the surroundings until the time when the Lord would return to destroy
the wicked crowd who could not be on the side of Jesus Christ.
There was a cosmic difference between the good, immutable attitude
of Jesus who was heading toward Heaven and the haughtiness
of his surroundings . Through Jesus' gaze, who turned briefly to
look, Peter could liquidate his fatuous life history and determine
to establish the standard of goodness by purging the environment and
devoting himself toward God all the more. Through Jesus' dying in
silence for the sake of Heaven, earth, humankind and the will, Peter
came to respect the Lord naturally and shed penitential tears, weeping
bitterly in the face of such a death.
This fact made Jesus Christ, who turned to look for the last
time, realize that there was a disciple who understood him, and that
it was the moment in which the link that was disconnected between
Heaven and humankind was being restored. Feeling insufficient and
inadequate toward Jesus, who died before the will of God on behalf
of heaven and earth, Peter alone shed the tears of contrition
representing all humankind and the many disciples. After seeing that
Jesus was being put to tribulations before being crucified, only
Peter wailed, shedding tears. Because of this, you must know that a
standard by which Jesus could uphold the dispensation centering on
the disciples and a new standard by which Jesus and humankind could
connect was created.
Just as Christians have hoped and longed for the time of
resurrection and the Second Coming, holding onto the will of God alone
since the time of Jesus' crucifixion, you have to go through a similar
situation. What is more, you must go through the process of
restoration through indemnity from a position similar to that in which
Peter found himself. Since this is the last fate left in the course of
your faith, you have to be able to model yourself after the principles
of Jesus by earnestly looking back on the relationship between Jesus
and yourselves in a serious manner. You must bend down and be
contrite before Jesus' countenance.
The problem is whether we have cared about the Lord while living,
the way the Lord has been concerned about us, throughout the course of
our life of faith up to now. Although you may say you have lived your
whole life being concerned about Jesus, how can that bear comparison
with the life of Jesus, who was looking at Peter while thrusting his
way through the place of death?
Now, in accordance with the principle of restoration through
indemnity, in the same manner that Jesus looked back at the crowd
on the path to death, we, too, must become those who can turn to
look at Jesus on the path to death. In such a situation, we have to
suffer and worry in place of Jesus while looking back, to stand in a
position where we represent Jesus. At the same time, we must attend
and worship Jesus in a glorious environment. The question is whether
you ever had such an occasion. If you never had such an occasion,
on the last day, on the day we receive the glory of resurrection,
as Mary Magdalene grabbed hold of the resurrected Jesus Christ, you
will not be able to grab hold of the Lord of resurrection and say,
"Oh, my Lord!," and "Oh, my bridegroom!" Although Peter and the
three disciples were restored for the first time by looking back at
Jesus on the cross, there has not been any faithful believer who has
gone to the kingdom of Heaven holding onto Jesus in person.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FAITHFUL BELIEVER,
WHO IS TO LOOK BACK AT JESUS
Now to become true, faithful believers whom Jesus can live with and
whom Jesus can motivate according to his instructions to become
true disciples who are loved by Jesus, you of the last days must
be able to be concerned truly about Jesus' well-being and to fight
against Satan for Jesus, just as Jesus looked back at Peter even while
walking the path to death. Otherwise, you must understand, you will
not be able to bow respectfully to God, holding onto the glorious Lord.
Although we are leading a life of religious faith, we have not led
a life of being concerned about the well-being of Jesus throughout all of
our day-to-day life. Therefore, although Jesus came looking for us
hundreds of thousands of times, because of our distrusting lifestyle, he
might have only looked at us with sad eyes, turning around reluctantly.
Although Jesus came looking for us and had many occasions to do so,
we cared only for ourselves, not being sensitive to his situation and
his state of mind. We have led an easy religious life hoping that
things would work out as we wished.
When Peter contrasted the history of his life and the history
of Jesus' life before the gaze of Jesus, he felt remorse about
his distrust and became conscious of the fact that he had lived
too self-centeredly. Similarly, when you, too, contrast your own
life history with that of the thirty or so years of Jesus, and when
you compare your life course with the dispensational life course
of Jesus, who has upheld the dispensation for 2,000 years until
now for the sake of God, you cannot but feel that you have lived
self-centeredly, just as Peter felt. Unless you shake yourselves
free from the path of such distrust, you must know that you can in no
way greet the returning Jesus.
From what position then do you have to move forth? Acting in line
with Jesus' unceasing gaze, you must be able to feel and experience the
state of Jesus' mind and to move forward as far as the seat of the
grace of resurrection, after crossing over the hill of crucifixion --
not the top of Golgotha, which is on the verge of seeing the suffering
on the cross. To do that, you, like Peter, must be contrite
about having a self-centered concept of religious faith. In the same
way Jesus lived, having his center on the will of God, not on himself,
you too must live for God's will, not having a concept that your
faith is only for your salvation and for the benefit of your well-being.
You of today have a concept of faith based on self-centeredness,
just as Peter did. Peter's faith was based on his own well-being.
Peter betrayed Jesus three times while he was not aware of it. You must
keep in mind that such occasions when you reject Heaven will occur
at some time, some moment and some period while you are not aware of it.
In other words, you must lead the life of faith in which you have
faith, not in yourselves but in Jesus, in which you seek not for
yourselves but for Jesus, and in which you make your goal not
for the sake of yourselves, but for Jesus. You have to be aware of
the fact that when Peter tried to lead a life of soul-searching faith, he
had to go through indescribable hardships and deprivations. As a result,
his relationship with Jesus was finished, so you must steer clear of
such a situation. You must change the style of your religious life
of faith from one seeking your own benefit to one seeking the good of
Jesus and God.
Next, just in the same way Peter restored the atmosphere from that
of distrust to that of trust and was grieved at the fact that he had
been distrustful, you too must move forward with righteous indignation
and animosity against the distrust that is against God's desire.
You then must walk on the course of goodness that God desires. What is
more, the goodness must not be self-centered, but God-centered, and
the goodness must be linked with ourselves. Only when you find this
goodness can you, too, for the first time, feel sorry for the sake
of humanity and for the good of heaven and earth in Peter's position,
just as Peter felt grievous upon seeing the atmosphere where the will
of God was not being fulfilled.
Now today, you have the responsibility to achieve the final victory
in front of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. What is more, you
must become the ones who can follow Jesus, who is walking on the
path to Golgotha, not betraying him.
You should not become the ones who are concerned about their
well-being. Instead, you should be able to exhort, "Oh, my teacher,"
following Jesus, who forgot about his own suffering. In other words,
you must not become the ones at whom Jesus gazes out of concern. Rather,
you should become those who can comfort Jesus with the heart of caring
and being concerned about putting yourselves in Jesus' position.
Who was doing this work? Only Jesus has repeated the work of
shedding blood, sweat and tears for the sake of humankind until today,
hoping the day when this work was completed would come.
Now you must not become the target of Jesus' concern while living
your lives. You should not become the ones who offend the faith, against
the will of Jesus, who has placed all of his hopes in us and
the dispensation of God. Just as Peter sighed for grief looking back
on himself after he had distrusted Jesus, you too must lament about
your own distrustfulness and move forward, ready to risk your lives,
with the heart that has tacit understanding about the circumstances
of sorrowful Jesus, who was sacrificing himself for the will of God.
Accordingly, only when you move forward with the determination that you,
too, will go Jesus' course and cross over Golgotha, can you greet
the resurrected Jesus as the bridegroom and return happiness and glory
The mission to pass through the grievous high road with the heart
of painful memory at the cosmic level Golgotha, blocking the course
of the wrongful history of humankind and building the victorious
grounds of Heaven, is left to the 2.4 billion people in humanity.
Loving Father, please allow us to become the ones who can
understand that the solicitude You showed after You sent off Jesus
did not arise just from the Golgotha of the past only, but also struck
home before our very eyes today.
I pray from the bottom of my heart that although we must also become
the ones who can cry out of anxiety about our insufficiency at the
present time, please guide us to become sons and daughters who can cry,
being concerned first about the result of Jesus' hope. Please allow
us to become the ones who cry worrying about our own imperfect selves,
and who simultaneously shed tears and repent of our sins for Satan's
making a fool of Jesus, howling at him and throwing obstacles in his
path as the world changed into a wicked place that did not see the
will of God fulfilled.
Jesus offered himself as the sacrifice until the moment of his
death to complete the course of restoration through indemnity, always
feeling God's gaze upon him. Like Jesus, no matter which day and what
time he comes to see us, Father, please do not let us forget his gazing
upon us and his pacing toward us. Please allow us to be awakened to
the fact that we have refused countless times until now to have Jesus'
gaze upon us and step toward us.
Father, please guide us to repent for not being able to comfort
the sorrowful shimjung of Jesus, who kept coming back looking for us
without change, though we betrayed him two or three times and were
unable to shed tears before Heaven on so many occasions. Father,
since we know that the time of world-level judgment is near and that
the garden of the cosmic-level Golgotha is coming around the corner,
please guide us, Your lonely sons and daughters, not to walk the
self-centered course of religious faith.
Our life is not our own, the life we are leading is not our own,
and the hope that we cherish is not our own. So, beloved Father,
I earnestly hope and desire that You guide us not to lead our lives
for the sake of ourselves and not to take all of our ability, our
demands and our desires for the benefit of ourselves.
Peter shed tears as a comrade, believing in God, upon seeing
Jesus bearing the cross, having understood at last about the constancy
of Jesus' faith and lamenting in his heart about misunderstanding
before. Even if we step onto the path of death for Jesus, loving
Father, I pray sincerely that You, before Golgotha's judgment day
comes, can guide us to become the sons and daughters who can shed tears
of repentance before Jesus, who can cry before the Father, and who
can speak out their mistakes, undertaking to repent on the cosmic level.
Father, since we will follow in Jesus' footsteps, please entrust us
with the mission to save the miserable people of this earth. Allow us
to walk the remaining part of the pass to Golgotha. Beloved Father, I
pray from the bottom of my heart that You will guide us to destroy satans
all over the world, to establish the glorious foundation of victory,
and to serve and worship the resurrected Jesus during our lifetime.
Please allow us to fulfill the will of the Father in the last days.
I pray that You will let us shake ourselves out of being distrustful
and leave the world of mistrust to the world of eternal trust. I pray
that You will guide us to become the sons and daughters who can
repose eternally with the Father who can subjugate and give commands
to Satan, standing on the side of Heaven with the love of the Father.
I prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.