REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
LET US BECOME THE CITIZENS
WHO TAKE POSSESSION
OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
Chung Pa Dong Church
June 2, 1957
Loving Father! We have brought all of our situations before
You. You have been guiding us in various ways, so please admit us.
Every time we prostrate ourselves before the holy presence of the
solemn Father, we feel that we are inadequate. Therefore, Father of
compassion, please govern the entirety of this hour. By constantly
dwelling in each of our hearts, allow us to live within the will of God.
Father, we earnestly wish that You will allow us to relinquish our
evil minds and to follow and harmonize with the original mind that the
heavenly nature seeks. Let us be the sacrifice that will become the root
of original nature.
We are exhausted from fighting with the sin of darkness for one week.
Father of compassion, please appear and hold onto us. Teach us lessons,
and by advising us, guide us to climb over the ridge of death and dash
toward a clear goal regarding the will. We earnestly hope that the Father
will rejoice about this and be with us.
Beloved Father! Please manage every detail of the many children who
have gathered here this hour. Beloved Father, we earnestly hope that
the Father will sanctify everything about each of us in this hour. By
eliminating all the conditions that You do not want, we pray that You
will let us have purified minds and bodies and bring joy to You. Allow
us to become a group of the whole who can serve You and bow to You.
Father! We feel awe-stricken before the toilsome will of the Father
who has called us. Father, please look down upon us with compassion.
Father, we desire with utmost sincerity that only You will become our
friend, that only You will believe in us, with the result that You will
allow us to become beautiful sons and daughters who can demonstrate our
full loyalty before the eternal will.
Father! We have fallen prostrate before the grace of the Father who has
strained to gather us like this. Please vividly manifest what You will.
Father, You are working hard to realize the will of the dispensation.
We sincerely wish that You will allow us to become lovely sons and
daughters who can console Your loneliness; to become sons and daughters
who can put everything aside to fight and dash forward only for the sake
of the will of the Father.
Please give blessings upon the countless altars that are gathering
on behalf of this people today. Please reveal the grace of joy upon all
these people and the countless altars that represent these people. May
this people relate with the will You have commanded with a single, true
heart. By doing so, beloved Father, we hope sincerely that You will
allow them, as Your chosen people and Your chosen religious group, to
fully accomplish the responsibility entrusted to the 2.4 billion people
of the world in the last days. Though we may have all kinds of personal
situations, Father, please allow us to report everything to the Father
and follow in obedience.
We are trying to offer bows to the Father this hour. Let the Holy
Trinity operate over everyone and rule each of their minds and bodies.
Father, we earnestly wish that You will not let us be in the position
to relate with the will of the Father according to our whims. Please
let this be the hour when we can be in harmony before the entire will
of the Father through the inspirations of the sacred spirit. Father,
please be with the members who are spread out in the countryside at this
hour. Please allow us to fulfill the victorious will, the will that the
Father has established, as the grace of joy.
We have entrusted everything this hour. Therefore, earnestly hoping
that the Holy Trinity will govern us, we prayed in the name of the
The topic of the sermon that I want to reflect upon with you is
"Let Us Become the Citizens Who Take Possession of the Kingdom of
Heaven." I will speak briefly on this topic.
You know clearly that for us who are fallen, the world that everyone
hopes for is the Kingdom of Heaven. This Kingdom of Heaven is not
something only human beings desire. You also know very well that God
also yearns for the time of the realization of the Kingdom of Heaven
where He can live in joy for eternity, forging the eternal parent-son
relationship with all human beings centering on the original love,
which was the ideal of creation. Until now, He has been repeating His
toilsome works for that goal through the Holy Trinity.
The Perfection of the Ideology of the
Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus Christ
The Kingdom of Heaven we sincerely wish for today is not only the hope
of human beings but also the hope of God. Consequently, the ideology
that can build this Kingdom of Heaven must pass through the individual
level and possess world quality and universal quality to agree with
the heavenly principles. Therefore, unless we construct this Kingdom of
Heaven on earth, God's dispensation of salvation cannot be completed,
and the goal of our faith cannot be completed.
Accordingly, God, who has the mission as the Creator who created
human beings, must take responsibility and attain this Kingdom of
Heaven, and the fallen men also must take responsibility and fulfill it
even at the cost of sacrificing everything. When we think about this,
although through the long course of history God has been longing for the
appearance of one person who can bring to pass this idea of the Kingdom
of Heaven and take pride in it on behalf of humanity, but until now,
that one person has not emerged on this earth.
Consequently, since the creation of the world until today, the idea
of heaven that God is seeking to find through human beings is not to be
concluded as one individual ideology. While it is an individual ideology,
at the same time, it is a world and universal ideology and the eternal
ideology that the all created things are pursuing. You must again take
to heart the fact that longing for the time that this ideology can
be established, God has been walking the road of patience, toil and
suffering for 6,000 years.
Then, how can God and human beings create relations? The relations
can be created centering on the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven. At
the level where the Kingdom of Heaven can be constructed, the ideology
of human beings and God's ideology of creation are achieved.
Therefore, God who has passed through the long 4,000-year history
since Adam hoped to establish people at one point and connect them
with the whole internal heart and the external ideology of God. Jesus
Christ was the person who was established as that central figure. Thus,
before sending Jesus Christ to this earth, through John the Baptist He
has chosen and raised, God predicted, "Repent! The Kingdom of Heaven
is at hand!" However, the kingdom can be realized not through John the
Baptist but through Jesus Christ.
Hence, on John the Baptist rested the responsibility to unite the
whole Israelite people and guide them toward Jesus. However, because
John the Baptist did not fulfill that responsibility, the idea of the
Kingdom of Heaven that he was crying out did not have anything to do
with Jesus. So, the cry of John the Baptist, "Repent, the Kingdom of
Heaven is at hand!" did not consummate as the idea of the Kingdom of
Heaven that only corresponds to that time, but left behind as the idea
of the Kingdom of Heaven prophesied through all the people who have the
mission of John the Baptist after him no matter which era of history,
and as a result, the laborious hands of God continued to be at work.
You also must never forget that during the 2,000 years after Jesus,
many prophets have labored hard to introduce God. Although John the
Baptist shouted, "Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," Jesus Christ
who came to actually introduce and manifest that Kingdom of Heaven had
to die on the cross. So, after that until today, the ideology of the
Kingdom of Heaven which is the center of God and man's eternal hope,
could not be realized through man on earth and in heaven.
You should understand that the Israelite people losing Jesus Christ
ultimately brought the result of losing the idea of the Kingdom of Heaven
that John the Baptist predicted. At the same time, they even lost the
master of the Kingdom of Heaven who could help the Israelite people
overcome the hardships that they encountered horizontally. Therefore,
we must claim back the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus lost
when he came, and bring it to perfection.
The Content of the Ideology of the
Kingdom of Heaven That God Wants
The Kingdom of Heaven that God wants is not the kingdom built only
in the spirit world. The Kingdom of Heaven that God wants is the kingdom
built on earth first and then built again in the spirit world. Because,
after human beings die, the spirit world that their spirits form and
the earthly world cannot be separated, in order for you to develop a
victorious substantial body and embody the ideology of the kingdom of
heaven, you must be able to stand before the Heavenly principles and stand
before humanity and demonstrate the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven
through your sphere of life so that you can be connected to the heavenly
laws and human ethics. Furthermore, that ideology of the Kingdom of
Heaven must become the individual ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven, and
simultaneously, it must become the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven on
the family, society, nation, world and universal level. You should be able
to manifest this ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven through yourselves.
The Israelite people could not materialize the ideology of the Kingdom
of Heaven because they, not only could not understand, but also did
not even listen to the words of John the Baptist, though he cried out
in the wilderness, "Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is near." If today,
in this era, there appears a person who announces the ideology of the
Kingdom of Heaven, just like the Israelites, you will not be able to
hear his words. Not only that, you will stand in the same position as
the Israelite people who could not accept the new blessed words of the
Kingdom of Heaven of Jesus Christ, who shouted out to the masses as he was
being chased from this mountain to that mountain during the three years of
public life. Thus, I repeat that if you cannot experience the historical
situation of heaven, which can introduce the ideology of the Kingdom of
Heaven to all people through the heavenly nature and can announce the
new, John-the-Baptist-type ideology through countless denominations,
and if you do not become people who can pull the ideology of the Kingdom
of Heaven into your sphere of life and live and act according to those
words, then you will never be able to realize the hopeful ideology of
the Kingdom of Heaven, which God seeks and desires.
The Kingdom of Heaven that human beings have known until now is not
the Kingdom of Heaven of the ideals of creation that God has sought
and wanted. When we trace back and examine the course of restoration
centered on Jesus for the 2,000 years from Jesus, until today, during
which the work was done to build the spiritual Kingdom of Heaven, what
Jesus could construct was not the Kingdom of Heaven but Paradise.
So, the ideal of the Kingdom of Heaven that people believe in Jesus
hope for also is Paradise. Therefore, the ideals of the Kingdom of Heaven
which human beings have today are not the ideal, original Kingdom of
Heaven that God and human beings can both accept, but the conditional
Kingdom of Heaven while moving toward the construction of the Kingdom
of Heaven of God. Therefore, the noun Paradise came into being.
Therefore, if you have truly received the calling as the elite troops
of heaven who are to fulfill Jesus' ideals of the Kingdom of Heaven,
then you are not to let Jesus merely remain as the master of Paradise,
but by combining all the spirits of the spirit world and all people
who live on earth and by opening the door to Paradise, you are to make
it possible for Jesus Christ to also be the master of the Kingdom of
Heaven. Similarly, the responsibility to elevate Jesus as the master of
the Kingdom of Heaven does not rest on God, or on Jesus Christ and the
Holy Spirit, but on all people of the earth. However, unfortunately,
human beings are not aware of this fact.
When we think about this, for the people who are walking the course of
restoration, the path that they are walking is far away and difficult.
Even if there are other sorrowful paths that human beings are walking
on, none of them can be as sad. The reason is that this path is the
road of restoration on which we must repeat the course of the conflict
of the prophets and sages while we experience their sorrow as our own.
Unless we live to cross over all the difficult courses that the countless
prophets and sages walked, even if they are perilously high and steep
mountains or the path of cross or of Golgotha that they climbed over
after they came to the earth, we cannot follow the footsteps of Jesus.
The road that you are traveling, your life of faith, is not easy. This
is because your life cannot be only for your own sake. You live for
the sake of the spirits who are dwelling in Paradise, and furthermore,
you have the mission to accomplish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Though you might have suffered many sorrows and have made many pledges
for the sake of your own life, if it was only for your own living,
then you can never achieve even your personal will.
This earth will never leave uninterrupted the road that you are
walking alone. The reason is that this earth became a land dominated by
Satan due to the fall. So, Satan who has been confronting God for 6,000
years is blocking your path.
The Responsibility of the Believers
What is the road that we must walk in the midst of these difficulties?
It is the road of climbing over the perilous ridge of Golgotha and
building the Kingdom of Heaven by liberating this earth that Satan is
dominating. However, to walk this path, just like the world history,
in which all of humanity, constantly hoping for this road, traveled
the course of enormous indemnity in the actual historical course, you
must also walk the road of indemnity. So if we are the chosen people,
we must make a strong determination.
Even if you desire the Kingdom of Heaven that God wants, and even if
you have taken responsibility for and are working toward the building
of that Heavenly Kingdom by offering your life, if you think like John
the Baptist, you will perish in the end, in the same way that John
the Baptist ultimately met his doom, despite the fact that during some
thirty-odd years of his life he tantalizingly proclaimed the ideology of
the Kingdom of Heaven. John the Baptist failed in the road that he walked
to cherish hope and bring that to fruition because he was centered on
himself. If you do not wish to follow the footsteps of this precedent,
then your actions should not be as selfish.
In you remains the character of Satan, which dominates your daily
life all your days and opposes the road of heaven, preventing you from
walking the path of the ideal that heaven desires and causing you to live
only for your own sake. You must feel this deep into your bone marrow.
If we believe that the road to the realization of the Kingdom of Heaven
is the universally fateful road that we must pursue, the fateful will of
Heavenly laws that remains as the ideal of the creation, then we must not
think of this path only as our own. God has taken responsibility for the
historic fate and has been preparing for the fate of the eternal heavenly
principles. What this means is that He is trying to connect you with the
internal heart of God and the heart of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and to
create the bond with the historical exertion of the countless prophets
and sages. God's will toward you is that, on this foundation, by letting
you lay the foundation that will allow the many prophets who had lived
in the past to respond to your outcry, as well as allow Jesus and the
Holy Spirit to welcome it. God, who has been toiling for 6,000 years to
help, can enable you to win in the battle with Satan. Thus, you who are
called before the will of God first must realize by yourself the gravity
of your responsibility and the mission and complete your responsibility.
If you do not take responsibility for these things in this last days,
then who will take bear the historical sorrow of God, Jesus and the Holy
Spirit? Human beings must bear the responsibility for the heartbreaking
situation of God.
For this undertaking, God has chosen this pitiful people among many
peoples of the world. However, we must recall how, by virtue of the
faithlessness of the Israelite people who did not endorse the will of
Jesus at his time, a new beginning had to be made in the foreign lands
centering on Christianity.
Now, the era of confusion on the world scale is also approaching
us. The era of persecution and opposition is nearing us. We are also
confronted with the time when all religions of the world will be brought
to consummation. In such times, we must race with all of our strength
to fulfill the mission of the world history bestowed upon these people.
From now on, people of religious faith will directly confront terror
because of the ideological conflict. Moreover, Satan who has been opposing
God for 6,000 years will attack you in his final fierce struggle. You
must understand that Satan and evil spirits who are attempting at your
life are always on your side.
Their invasion cannot be warded off with your own power alone. In
order for you to win in this fight with them and become the victor
representing history, the present and the future, you must understand the
true identity of Satan who has been dominating history and ruling over
the present reality, and the intentions of Satan who is relating with
the future. To do that, you must walk the same path as Jesus who climbed
the mountain by himself and prayed on behalf of the Israelite people,
and offering his life fought with Satan who was rebelling against the
will of God, and set the standard of tribulation that represents the
history, the present reality and the future. In your individual course,
such a pass of ordeals still lies ahead.
We who must be in this position of sacrifice have the responsibility
to alleviate our own resentment and also to alleviate the bitter grief of
God in the place of Christ. We also have the responsibility to fulfill
the wishes of the many prophets by achieving the purpose for which
Christ came to the earth. By completing this responsibility of ours we
can bring happiness to them, and when we manifest such accomplishments
before the Creator of heaven, God, and before all created things on earth
and before Satan, we can break off from the realm of Satan's influence
of the long history and create the environment where we can form harmony
within the heavenly principles.
The Value of Individuals Who Can Realize
the Kingdom of Heaven
So, if we cannot find the Kingdom of Heaven, the foundation of
victory where we can rest for eternity, then God and Jesus that we have
been believing in, or the shepherd and angels who are following cannot
escape from the suffering caused by Satan. You who are connected to
heaven must understand what kind of person you were raised as and what
kind of mission rests in you.
We have infinite Heavenly value that allows us to stand before God.
Therefore, representing human beings and all things, you must develop the
one victorious ideology of the heavenly kingdom. After inheriting the
many internal agonies of God, who has been exerting himself for 6,000
years, and by inheriting the agony of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, you
are to become the victor who can overcome all historical sufferings. God
has been searching for this kind of victor for 6,000 years. Therefore,
if you do not become this kind of victor, then you cannot materialize
the ideology of the kingdom of heaven that God is trying to grant you.
If today on this land of deep resentment, someone can establish the
ideology of the Heavenly Kingdom on behalf of Heaven, earth and human
beings, then he will become a precious person who brings to fruition the
entire purpose of the exertions of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the
countless prophets and believers, and represent them. This precious person
is indeed the one who can save countless ancestors who betrayed God,
save from sin the countless humans who are living in the world of sin at
the present, and at the same time build God's eternal Kingdom of Heaven.
The Kingdom of God that human beings have been seeking by transcending
history, the Kingdom of Heaven that God hoped to build by sending Jesus
to this earthE Human beings of the future hope for the emergence of the
one precious person who can fully manifest that kingdom on this earth,
while God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and countless prophets and believers
have been at strenuous work for the sake of the appearance of that
valuable person. If that person does appear on this earth, then God will
bear the responsibility to eternally protect that person. This is the
principle. Centering on that person, eternal nation and world must be
formed on this earth.
We pitiable Korean people. When we look back, our people do not possess
anything. There is nothing of which to be proud. We do not have anything
valuable of which we can boast to the world.
However, if we transcend the nation and the people and exert ourselves
for the sake of the countless humanity, then the Kingdom of Heaven
will not first be realized in America, England or some other nation,
but, despite the fact that we are pitiful people, we can go before God
and before anyone else. We can claim the Heavenly Kingdom as our own.
When this takes place, then the many people who are searching for heaven
will not be able to go toward God without going through this people.
Then, what kind of mission and role must we fulfill to bring to
pass this Kingdom of Heaven? We must make the effort to realize through
us the Kingdom of Heaven, for which throughout the long history until
now, people have been crying out, "Kingdom of Heaven, please dawn upon
us!" even when they were being trampled upon and being torn apart while
passing through the road of conflict, the road of death.
If that Heaven is realized on the individual level, in other words, if
the individual Kingdom of Heaven in which Father can dwell is actualized,
then Heaven must be realized also on the family level. Furthermore, it
must be expanded on the society, nation, world and universal levels. You
must feel the sense of responsibility to accomplish this Kingdom of
Although many believers and prophets have come and gone in the history
until today, God has not been able to fully reveal his internal situation
to human beings through them. However, if there emerges a person who
can fully divulge the internal situation of God and possess the key
to the treasure chest inside the heavenly palace in the dead center
of the Kingdom of Heaven, then because of him, God cannot but dwell on
Jesus' Life as a Filial Son of God
You who have gathered here, you who have stepped forward without
fear for life and death, ready for the road of troubles, the road of
the cross, you who have come in search for the situation of God that
could not be told to human beings for 6,000 long years! Have you really
come to become filial sons and daughters of God? Have you come to become
loyal subjects and women of fidelity? If you have come forward in this
path of the will to become that kind of person, then the problem is
what you have sought until now, what you have felt, and what you have
manifested to God. Everything is brought to conclusion here. When we
look from this position, clearly you have to all become the heirs of
Jesus Christ. Even if there is a center on this earth, there is nothing
that is more central than Jesus and even in enduring through a difficult
environment, there is no one who persevered through an environment more
difficult than that of Jesus.
Because of human beings, even as he was crossing the difficult hill
of death, Jesus prayed, "Father, please do not let their sins fall
upon them!" This road is the solitary path of Jesus which no one else
When we make the association with the road that Jesus walked on,
we must realize it was clearly not for the sake of his own self.
Furthermore, Jesus did not try to relate with God's will based on the
biblical perspective of that time, and he did not try to deal with the
will of God centering on the Israelite people. Always based on a new
point of view, Jesus had made the preparations to relate with the new
will of God.
In this way, he taught a true individual path to human beings, and
made it possible for them to realize a new perspective on life. The path
that Jesus traveled was a mournful road personally, but he experienced
a love from God that people on the earth could not experience. Moreover,
he mourned over the fact that God who created all things could not indulge
in His rightful glory as the master of all things due to the people who
were living with an habitual attitude of faith.
Although God personally created human beings and all things, although
He is the master of the whole universe, He could not command human beings
and all things as He willed, and could not govern over them even if He
wanted. Many people of faith today think that because God is omnipotent He
can rule over human beings and all things as He wishes, but He is not in
such a position. Then, who is going to make it possible for God to receive
glory from created things as the God of the original ideal of creation?
Because God was put in the position where He cannot fully rule over all
things due to the fall of Adam and Eve, the ancestors of human beings,
the responsibility to restore this situation lies in human beings. So,
representing human beings and representing all historical doctrines and
thoughts, Jesus stood at the forked road where he had to get rid of the
conditions allowing the invasion of Satan, who caused man's fall. He
abandoned his tribe, people and, in the end, even himself for the sake
of accomplishing this responsibility; yet, because of the faithlessness
of human beings, this will could not be realized. So, God is mourning
without having been restored to the position where He can have full
dominion over all created things.
If you who live in the last days know that Jesus offered some thirty-
odd years of his life to walk the road of conflict to realize the Kingdom
of Heaven for which God longs, in other words, to fulfill the will of
God, then you must also become the true Christians who are profoundly
concerned about the dignity and prestige of God, so that inheriting the
victory of Jesus you can go before God. Though there are many people
on this earth today, there is none who is genuinely concerned about
the dignity and prestige of God. If at such time there are some people
who fathom the internal heart of God and sorrowfully make the appeal to
restore the dignity and prestige of God, then God will turn toward that
people the attention that He has withdrawn from the world. In the same
way God could look at Judaism, the Jewish people and the world through
Jesus Christ, even today he will try to liquidate the forces of Satan
by raising you who have cultivated the internal heart of Jesus.
Understanding that as the elite soldier of God he would not perish
even if the people and the world betrayed him, Jesus fought Satan on
earth to eliminate Satan with unchanging conviction and to fulfill his
responsibility to rectify the dignity of God.
Therefore, Jesus and the Holy Spirit took up the task of probing into
the sins of Satan, who damaged the dignity of God, and then attacking
him. This is not all. They tried to construct the Kingdom of Heaven
through which human beings can rectify the dignity and prestige of God.
The Rehabilitation of the Relationship
Between God (Parent) and Man (Child)
Originally, the relationship between God and man was the eternal
and unchangeable relationship between parent and child who live and die
together, but because of the fall, human beings have been living for 4,000
years without creating that parent-child relationship with God. Jesus was
the person who mourned over this fact more than anyone else. He came to
the earth after attaining a complete parent-child relationship with God
and tried to fulfill the will of God and save human beings. Therefore,
Jesus is the Father and ancestor of us human beings. You must rectify
the dignity and prestige of Jesus.
The karma of the heavenly principles is that all human beings are
to completely achieve the parent-child relationship with God. However,
unless someone on earth accomplishes this task first, no one can form
the parent-child relationship with God. Now, we must meet that person
and serve God as our parents, and we must feel God's grief as our own
grief, feel God's anguish as our own anguish, and feel God's distress
as our own. Only then can we form the parent-child relationship with God.
The reason that human beings could not find God, though they
piercingly cried out to Him with desperate heart, is because due to the
fall they could not create the parent-child relationship with God, and
because the love relations according to the Heavenly laws have not been
established. Accordingly, we must understand the reason human beings have
fallen into this position, and, by revealing the true identity of Satan,
restore the original position.
There is no need for the parent-child relationship formed only with
words or built only on promises. Only when we exert all of our heart
and strength to live for the sake of Father's will, and only when we
endure through suffering that melts our flesh and blood to bring victory,
can we rehabilitate the parent-child relationship with God.
Then, in the same way that Jesus bore the cross and crossed over the
hill of Golgotha to establish the Father's dignity and prestige and for
the sake of the Father's glory, you must also be able to climb easily
over the path of Golgotha on the world level. Otherwise, you will stand
in the same position as the archangel, who has been betraying God's
ideology of Heaven for 6,000 years.
You must understand that God dwells near you and more than anyone
else worries about each of you. In the world, it is believed that the
love of physical parents is the greatest, but you must understand that
the love of God is even greater and deeper, greater and deeper than any
kind of humanistic love in the world.
You can be embraced inside Father's bosom of love and call out,
"Father," and you can experience the internal heart of God from the
position where you can say, "Now I understand the grief of God." If you
become this kind of sons and daughters and possess the Kingdom of Heaven
that worships God, then no one can seize that heaven away from you.
Next, you can take responsibility for and alleviate the suffering
of God. You also should feel furious about the fact that God is
suffering. You have to understand that Jesus felt furious about Satan
who has been afflicting God for 4,000 years, and he was determined to
overcome suffering that is more intense than the suffering of the 4,000
years. Jesus could drag even the people who transgress the will of God
and do not walk the path of the will, and after reforming history and
practical reality, he could proclaim, "Father, I have taken responsibility
for your sufferings, so please forget all your worries and cast aside all
agonies of the dispensation." Moreover, Jesus was willing even to share
the agony that God felt through Heaven and the universe. Consequently,
when the descendants of the Israelite people who took charge of the will
of God for 4,000 years drove Jesus to the road of death of Golgotha,
Jesus forgot his own pains, and instead he clung onto and comforted
Father whose heart was torn apart in great distress as He was looking
down upon His dying son.
If there is someone among you who can also comfort the Father, even
as you are in the same difficult situation as Jesus, then such people can
build the Kingdom of Heaven and no one can block the path of that person.
The Responsibility of the Believers Toward
Building the Kingdom of Heaven
Because there was Jesus who was determined to take responsibility
over the historical toils and pains of God, Satan could not accuse even
when God used the powers of resurrection and resurrected Jesus. You
who are following this Jesus must follow the example of Jesus and be
responsible for the pain and bitterness of God who has been leading
the dispensation of restoration for 6,000 years, and you should step
forward and on behalf of humanity receive God's whip of indignation,
striking down upon the faithlessness of the people. This is the time
that heaven demands this kind of believers.
If among you emerges a believer who is willing to bear not only the
suffering of this people, but also the suffering of humanity and suffering
and sorrow of God's 6,000 years, and bear God's whip of judgment toward
humanity, then God will allow the second resurrection of Christ through
that person. When this takes place, this earth naturally will be connected
to the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now, just as Jesus shouldered the 4,000-year history of restoration
in God's place and made it possible for Him to rest, we must become
the believers who can say to Jesus who has been fighting with Satan
for 2,000 years, "Lord, now please rest. We will take charge of your
tasks." Similarly, you have arrived at the level where you must bear
responsibility for the work of Jesus who has been exerting himself. In
other words, all the believers on the earth must shoulder the pain and
grief of God, and the pains and sorrows of Jesus and the Holy Spirit
in their place. We must naturally take responsibility to accomplish
Furthermore, we must thwart the invasion of Satan who has been
in conflict against God for 6,000 years, and be responsible for the
dispensation of restoration, and we must create the environment that has
paid indemnity for all sins of human beings. You must understand that only
by creating this kind of environment, can Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwell
there and can God dwell there, and can the Kingdom of Heaven that God
and human beings have been yearning for since the creation of the world
finally be constructed on this earth. However, you today are ignorant of
how important you yourselves are. You are tied to the past, the present,
and the future, and while you can become an agent of blessing, you can
also become an agent of misfortune.
Therefore, in order for you to become the agent of blessing, you must
shoulder the responsibility for the works through which God and the Holy
Spirit been exerting themselves to save humanity, and become the victor
who can bring Satan to natural submission. Since you are in the process
of forming the Kingdom of Heaven now, you must believe in God in every
aspect of your life based on the will, and be in accordance with the
construction of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth by passing through the
If you understand these details, then you should pour out all of your
heart and soul to fulfill the Principle mission. Furthermore, as did Jesus
who was fighting against Satan in the Garden of Gethsemane on behalf of
the people, even if the world puts up opposition, even if tribulations
confront you on a world scale, you should become the loyal subject who
surpasses all loyal subjects of history, and become the filial son of
all filial sons and woman of fidelity of all women of fidelity.
Unless you become true children of God who possess this heavenly value
and can dominate Satan, so that God can boast about you before Satan,
Satan cannot recognize you before heaven, and the standard of heaven
cannot be established on earth.
Assuming the Father wants this kind of person to emerge, in the
same way that Jesus and the Holy Spirit have suffered through pains
and called out to the Father to raise the dignity and prestige of God,
with the parent-child relationship with God that can never be severed,
you must also raise the dignity and prestige of God and act on behalf of
God's situation. If such persons appear more often among our people than
among any other people, then just as God abandoned the faithless Jewish
people and formed the second Israel centering on the twelve disciples of
Jesus, He will create the third Israel centering on the Korean people
and achieve the great feat of materializing the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth. Furthermore, when this nation inherits the heart of Jesus and God
and exhibits utmost sincerity to spread the will of God to the people
of the world and fulfills its responsibility to realize the will of God,
this people will receive the blessing of heaven.
The Mission of the Korean People and
the Thesis of the New System of Truth
While human beings today only pursued material things, they formed the
material civilization of the twentieth century. However, the original
desire of human beings is not just to investigate the visible material
world and only pursue this value.
Religion teaches the existence of the invisible world that transcends
the material world and the formless God. Thus, if there is a group that
hope to go before the formless God on the basis of this religious ideology
and go in search for the will of God, if there are such a people, nation,
and humanity, then centering on them the new world of God, that transcends
the material civilization of the twentieth century, an invisible world,
a new world that is the center of values will come into being.
When you pursue the material world, you will not be able to pass
through the world of the first causal force of materials and reach the
invisible world, and in the end you will reach the world of the deity
who governs over the visible world. Similarly, the visible world and the
invisible world are existing in a corresponding relationship. Therefore,
if our people pray and exert themselves more assiduously than any other
people to experience the penetrating internal heart hidden inside the
bosom of God and experience the heart of Jesus and the Holy Spirit on
behalf of the invisible world, then we can discover all the secrets of
Heaven before any other people.
The history of humanity from now on has to pass through the religious
position. Even in pursuing material things and even in science, we have
grown out of researching horizontal problems as well as the earth, the
oceans and other such aspects of the material world, and we have entered
a new level of researching the more fundamental world of essence that has
the quality of three-dimensionality and is prior to the material world.
What remains now are the fierce conflicts in the spirit world, which
comes after the substantial division and conflict of religions. Just
as today we have discovered the greatest force in the material world
through nuclear fusion, in the future we will discover the same kind of
force in the spirit world.
That is a force that cannot be explained with the present level of
natural science. This force is transcendent and is applicable in the
supernatural world, but it is surely possible for this force to reach
all things of the universe through human beings. Without this kind of
action, human beings cannot have hope, and the ideal Kingdom of Heaven
also cannot be realized. Therefore, you must manifest the entire ideology
of the spirit world in the substantial world through yourselves, and
you can take pride in the fact that you are more precious than any other
being in the universe, and going one step further, that you can become
the substantial embodiment of the cosmic force. If you can become such
a person and create the environment that can praise the Creator Lord,
then by the same principle of how weaker force is pulled by the greater
force, Satan will come to submit naturally before that cosmic force.
Until now, our people have been worshipping religion more diligently
than any other people of the world. While our people were penetrating
the greatest gate of the world, there came into being many forms of
religion. Even in the future, there will also emerge many strange forms
of religion. We must cope with them and set the one standard upon which
the Lord can come to this earth, and we must connect that to the heavenly
power. You must not forget that if you do not form the Kingdom of Heaven
from your sphere of life, centering on your heart, and continue until you
form the cosmic heaven, the idea of heaven, the ideal of creation that
you and God desire cannot be realized through you, and not only that,
that idea of Heaven cannot take root in humanity through you.
We infinitely yearn for the one world where we are linked to
Father based on the heart. This world is immersed in faithlessness,
and this world is pent up with grief.
Father, we feel shameful before the love of the Father who has been
guiding us until this hour today, so please forgive us. We know that the
mission that you have entrusted in us is great, and we have learned that
the greater your commands the more we feel that we are lowly and weak,
so we earnestly hope that you will lead us with your great capability.
Please allow us to now become the citizens who can uproot the powers
of Satan, children of heaven who are needed in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Please bestow Your grace so that we can link with God's heart and
experience the heart of Jesus, so that we can follow the course of Jesus'
heavenly victory, which drove back the invasion of Satan. On that basis,
please allow us to become the sons and daughters of Yours who can both
stand before the whole universe as the one victorious man that you have
desired as the original ideal of creation and at the same time stand tall
before God. Father is our Father, so, we wish with the utmost sincerity
that until the day that the whole humanity can attend you as Father,
You will bestow upon our minds Your capabilities so that we can vanquish
Satan and manifest the will of heaven to all things.
Praying that you will truly claim and rule over all of us who are
participating here today, we prayed all these words in the name of the