REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
LET US BE A VICTOR FOR GOD
We understand that after the 4,000 years of Your toil since the
creation of Adam, Jesus Christ was sent by You, as the fruit of Your
tears, sweat, and blood, and as the Father's substantial body. He had
the mission of taking on Your behalf the tears, sweat, and blood and the
mission of liberating You from Your grieving heart. Thus Christ walked
a path of tears on Your behalf, a path of endless toil without a moment
of rest. He walked it on behalf of all humankind. It was the path of
a public life of sweating toil. Thinking of this, Father, I humbly ask
You to allow us at this time and hour to truly reflect upon ourselves
and see whether we can face Christ. Please guide us to become the ones
who can think back to the time of Jesus, who bled after having come as
the substantial being of God on the foundation of the bloody altars of
countless saints and sages who had worked during the past 4,000 years.
When Jesus was climbing to Golgotha carrying a cross on his back,
to the fragile women who were weeping from a distance, he said,
"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for you and your
children." Please let us understand the earnest heart of Jesus then and
experience it through this opportunity.
We know that the ones who cannot understand the scene of the cross
cannot be saved, and the ones who are unable to experience the heart of
Jesus when he was walking toward the cross cannot stand in the place of
truth. Thus, Father, please have compassion upon Your sons and daughters
gathered here at this moment.
We have nothing to offer to You, but please let us become the guards
of goodness, who fight the enemies invading us. Let us embed in our
minds the lonely figure of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Father,
I sincerely wish and desire for this to be done.
We know that it is time for us also to cry out the last appeal of
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane toward this wilderness of a world and
to climb the hill of the worldwide Golgotha. Thus, Father, I sincerely
wish and desire that You will guide us not to become sons and daughters
who distance themselves from Christ and live for only our own selves.
Please take responsibility for the many lives who are gathered here
together. Guide them to be willing to go the path of restoration with
a pure heart. Grant grace like a flame upon this place of gathering.
Father! Are there any children who are not aware of God's will among
the children gathered here? Are there any who cannot feel Your heart,
buried as they are in death? Father, please appear as the flame of
the Holy Spirit, and perform Christ's work of resurrection. As Jesus
was resurrected from death on the cross, allow us the same work of
resurrection to happen to us at this hour. Father, I sincerely wish and
desire for this to be done.
Father, from among many people, we thank you for calling us. The only
thing that we are concerned about is that we may not be able to fulfill
Father's will by upholding the mission that You entrusted in us.
Father! Please allow Your sons and daughters who are bowed down before
You to be the ones in the heart of Jesus Christ, who are willing to
first take responsibility for difficulties and griefs when faced with
them. If it is what God wants, let them be the ones who are willing
to accept and fight any hardships, even if they could collapse due to
their pain and sufferings. Please do not let any life among Your sons
and daughters gathered here be dragged away by Satan. Since they came
here after a long absence to seek life, please do not desert them.
Father, I sincerely wish and desire for this to be done. At this hour,
please allow the heart of the one who delivers the message and the
hearts of its receivers to be united. Let our hearts be moved by the
Father's heart. By so doing, let us be in harmony in unity with You.
Let us be recreated as a sacrificial offering that You can receive in
joy. I sincerely wish and desire for this to be done.
At this time, there are sons and daughters all over, praying at lonely
altars. Please work through them with the same grace bestowed upon us.
Protect them from being invaded by Satan. Wishing for this to be done,
I pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The topic of the speech I would like to share with you today is "Let
Us Be a Victor for God." Due to the human fall, God who created Heaven
and earth has never experienced joy and glory with the creation during
the long history past, through which He has been leading the dispensation
of restoration. You must already know this.
In other words, God has never received a day of victory in which
He could be happy. The reason does not lie with God, but with humans
who were created as the masters of all things. Thus, the day of victory
cannot come with the effort of God alone, but it also needs the efforts
of humans, besides those of God. Otherwise, God and the creation cannot
receive a day of glory with triumph.
God's Hope and Jesus
Then what is the purpose of God's creating all things? It is to
watch all things singing with God's love and returning glory to Him,
centered on humans who have fulfilled the purpose of goodness. All should
rejoice in this. Due to the human fall, God's purpose of creation was
not achieved. To restore human beings, He has been leading a long battle
of 6,000 years of history.
God, who has not been able to receive a day of universal victory
since the creation, desires to see the day of victory through humans
on earth. Thus, unless earthly people do not restore or recover that
day, we cannot defeat Satan, who violates humans on earth. Nor can we
eliminate the power of Satan, who makes accusations against humans before
God in heaven.
Consequently, God does not mind any toil, any sacrifice, or any
battles. Until this moment, He has been a shield to restore each of you.
When viewed from this standpoint, we can understand what God's wish
is. God wants to establish each of you as an individual and separate the
enemy Satan who caused the human fall from you. Thus, the evil history
of Satan will be concluded. We should become people who can fulfill the
wish of God, come forth in pride before God and all things, and return the
victorious glory to God. Then, finally, the purpose of God's providence,
which He led through His hard work, will be realized. Humans have been
trying to witness such a day of victory, but until the present, it has
not been fulfilled.
However, God sent a man who could find the day of victory for humans.
This was Jesus Christ. He experienced the internal heart of God, who
has been leading a dispensation to restore all humankind through a long
history. He experienced all the unjust circumstances of humans. Thus,
he came as a representative who could bring victory out of the battles
Therefore, being faced with Satan, who is blocking the path to attain
the will of God's dispensation and the will that humankind wishes for,
you should take over the lifetime undertaking of Jesus Christ, who fought
valiantly as the historical man in charge, representing all things with
the heart of the Lord of creation. Also, in your own life, unless you
practice the life that Jesus wished for, not only the sorrow of Jesus
but also that of God and all humankind will be again embedded on the
earth. You should understand this.
Then what kind of life course should we take? We should go with
the responsibility to inherit the will of Jesus Christ, who came for
the fulfillment of God's will. We should fight to bring about a day in
which God and humans can rejoice together. This is more important than
The life of Jesus was not to live for himself as an individual. It
was a life during which, in silence, he took on the responsibility alone
for heaven above and earth below, that is, for all the creation. He did
this to bring about a day when God's will would be achieved.
Jesus did not make a distinction between day and night. Also, he did
not care about persecution from the visible world. He was a courageous
man who fought Satan, who was blocking his path, in an invisible place
that people did not recognize or see, carrying responsibility for all
Therefore, today all of us should attend Jesus as a vanguard and
uphold his will. Thus, wherever he goes, we should go with him. If he
fights, we should also fight with him. That is, we should share the same
joy and pain and continue to fight to accomplish the will of God in His
providence of restoration, which is the wish of all humankind.
Further, Jesus lived for his people and the world, taking
responsibility for 4,000 years of history and the many lives in the
spirit world. He did not fight for himself alone. It does not necessarily
mean that he was fighting only for his people or the world. He fought
to fulfill the will of God, with the mission of upholding heavenly
principles beyond history and the universe.
Such battles continued throughout his lifetime of thirty years. Even
2,000 years after his death, it is still being continued. You should
understand and feel deeply in your bones that although humans can take
time to rest, he has been unceasingly fighting along with the Holy Spirit
only to fulfill God's wish and thus find the day of hope for which all
It was lamentable for Jesus to die on the cross due to the failure
of humans when he came to earth to save them. Nonetheless, even after
his death, still carrying the sins of humans, he has been walking
the course of the cross to Golgotha. We should reflect upon our past,
thinking about what kind of life of faith we have had toward Jesus.
The Motive of Jesus Who Walked
the Path of Pain and Suffering
Then what kind of person is Jesus? He is the begotten son of Heaven,
the prince of heaven, the savior of all humankind, and the Messiah of
glory. He should have nothing to do with pain. When seeing the Messiah,
it would have been only natural for God to rejoice in him. It should
have been with praise that all humankind who saw him received him. Yet
because the Israelites were faithless toward him and cursed him, joy
turned into sorrow. Who would have to take responsibility for this? You
who know the will of God should do so.
The reason worldwide Christianity was established was because of
Jesus' thirty years or more of life for the sake of humanity, during
which he shed tears without letting others know. Ever since his death
on the cross, there has been 2,000 years of history, a process through
which God has been leading a dispensation of sorrow and grief.
Now as we are following the same path of Jesus who shed tears on
earth, we should be willing to take responsibility for the failure of
the Israelites who caused sorrow to Jesus. We should go on with the
battles to take vengeance upon Satan.
You should not think that during the preparation period of the
public ministry of Jesus, he simply led a life of meditations. While
he was working as a carpenter for thirty years in Joseph's family,
Jesus shed countless tears without letting others know. His brothers
did not understand Jesus' sorrow, nor did Joseph and Mary, who should
have known this more than anyone else. Thus, Jesus walked a lonely path
of undescribable sorrow that could not be revealed to anyone. Jesus
consummated the sinful history of 4,000 years. While carrying the burden
of liquidating the sorrow of God and humanity, with a firm and unchanging
conviction for the will of God, he fought Satan. Consequently, if we
follow the exemplary life of Jesus, we can set a victorious standard
Why did Jesus come to live such a bloody and tearful life? It is
because he knew that the long process of the 4,000 years of history
was a course of tears. Jesus knew that God went through a history of
tears. He also knew that the many prophets and sages who had attended
God's will underwent a tearful course of life. Consequently, he came to
think that for the fulfillment of God's will, he also had to walk such
a tearful course of life, and he understood that his life would have a
great impact upon the future.
Therefore, Jesus felt responsible for indemnifying all the tears shed
by God and the prophets and sages. To give hope to all of humankind,
he voluntarily walked a path of bloody and tearful sufferings.
The Believers in the Last Days Who Should
Complete the Course of Historical Suffering
Today we cannot avoid a course of battles against Satan to recover the
day of universal hope, the day of victory. Thus, the greater our mission,
the greater our responsibility. To bring a victory out of the course of
this battle, we should pass through deeper valleys of tears.
Jesus alone appealed before God in tears in the Garden of Gethsemane,
without being accompanied by even his own disciples. He was totally
sinless, without any wrongfulness, and he only hoped to live as the
son of God. You should feel the heart of Jesus, who walked the path of
Today at the point when you hasten to bring a victory to Heaven, you
should reflect upon whether you are truly ready to climb the same hill
of universal tears with Jesus, which he has already climbed. Ever since
humans left the bosom of God due to the fall, human history continued in
tears. To be freed from this, we should walk a path of tears. This does
not apply only to the course of God's providence, but also to a people
or a nation.
We call someone who sheds tears for a nation or its people a prophet.
A nation does not come about automatically. It comes about through
a history of tearful, trouble-filled stories made by such prophets.
Similarly, unless you, too, climb the historical hill of tears, you can
never receive a day of victory. Jesus shed bloody tears while walking
on the path of Golgotha, the path of a pioneer, after having climbed
hills of tears for thirty years. Today, if you are to be the ones who
would take responsibility to fulfill the will of God and liberate Jesus,
you should shed bloody tears that no one recognizes, springing from the
bottom of your heart.
If there are disciples who are shedding tears for brothers and
sisters and the world, and further, if they are unceasingly shedding
tears without being able to stop it for Heaven, a condition for victory
will be made. Once Jesus once could not help but shed tears, looking
down at Jerusalem, yet no one understood his heart. Because he did not
have even one friend who could cry with him when he wept in sadness,
Jesus had to die on the cross.
Because we are descendants of fallen Adam and Eve, we are responsible
for alleviating their grief. Also, to cleanse the sins caused by the fall,
we should alleviate even the grief of Jesus Christ, who came as the second
Adam. The history of the past is the history of the formation stage and
the growth stage, and we could stand before the will by just partially
fulfilling our responsibility. Since we are in the completion stage today,
it is not enough for us to fulfill only a partial responsibility. In order
for us to fulfill the mission given at the time of the completion stage,
we should be motivated and work a thousand times harder than those who
have come and gone in the past. Clinging to God's grieving heart that
cannot let go of this earth, whether cold or hot, asleep or awake, no
matter what kind of circumstances He is in, you should become those who
should also cling to this earth and weep for it more than anyone else.
In order for this people to find and establish a principle for unity
today, the person above should come down, and the person below should
go up. By so doing, each other's tears should be exchanged and brought
before God. Similarly, if we could understand the heart of God's grievance
and that of God who loves the earth and can communicate with His heart,
we will never perish. Therefore, we should become those who can shed
tears. In the last days, we are to shed tears, whether they are for joy
Two thousand years ago, as there was a wall of darkness that Jesus
had to pass through in the garden of Gethsemane, carrying the cross
of suffering and pain, we should also receive the last days in this
century, which has a wall of darkness like the cross of Jesus. Also,
because Jesus shed tears on behalf of God while others did not know of it,
neither the disciples who lost Jesus, nor his people, all of humankind
tends to avoid the path of tears.
Tears That Should Be Shed
for God's Will and the World
Thus, a hill of tears that should be climbed over will lie before
the people of the last days. Then we will be standing at the crossroads
where we have to decide whether we should cry for Heaven or for ourselves.
At that time, what Satan is looking for are the people who block
the path to Heaven who will and seek instead after their own ambitions.
Thus, if you shed tears for your own self at the time when you should
shed historical tears, you will belong to Satan. On the other hand, if
you cling to the heavenly will and shed tears for it, you will belong
to the side of Heaven.
The reason Jesus could move heaven and the reason the creation could
attend him was not because Jesus wept for himself, his own people, or
even for the world. He did it to achieve the will of the eternal hope
of God. Thus, the tears of Jesus could empathize with those of God,
all humankind, and all things. Because Jesus died shedding tears in
such a way, the ones who should attend him cannot help but shed tears,
experiencing the tears of His universal grief and thus must grieve with
Jesus thus shed tears for his people, the world, and God. What
about you? In order for you to stand in front of the will, like Jesus,
you should also go through the stages of shedding tears centered on the
individual, family, people, and the world. Then you should fulfill your
responsibility of shedding tears even for the grievances of the spirits
in the spirit world.
Now, do you want to stand in the garden of hope that God desires? If
so, you should not keep the heart that appeals to God to avoid suffering,
centered on the individual. If you do so, you will be caught by Satan's
net. If you truly wish to enter the family level of the heavenly kingdom,
you should build an altar as built by Jesus, beyond the individual and
Also, if you wish to enter the tribal level of the heavenly kingdom,
you should shed tears on behalf of Jesus. If you wish to enter the people
level of the heavenly kingdom, you should shed tears for the people on
behalf of Jesus.
You should save the face of Jesus who died, taking responsibility
for the earth and even the spirit world before God. You should be the
kind of person who are always concerned for God's will.
During the 2,000 years since the death of Jesus, the way God led
humans in the course of history has been to make them shed tears. That
is the reason the path of Christians has been that of tears. Without
it, the providence could not be fulfilled. After the death of Jesus,
his seventy disciples built an altar of tears in Rome for a long time
and gradually expanded the foundation of Christianity from the levels
of an individual and a family finally to the worldwide level. Yet until
now, among Christians, there have been many who cried for themselves,
but only a few who cried for the world on behalf of Jesus.
Now we are in the last days and we should climb over the tearful hill
of Golgotha. Therefore, the times when one could cry for the individual,
the family, and the nation has passed. While God has been leading His
providence for many thousands of years, His wish for us is to become
faithful believers who can shed tears for the world, clinging to the
will of God.
On this earth, there have been no faithful believers who could weep
for God, understanding His heart and will. We are the ones who should
take responsibility for this and shed tears for Heaven. Otherwise, Jesus
would shed tears again, and so would God. As Jesus had shed tears before
God in fighting Satan to take responsibility for human history and be
victorious in the battle, the time is here when we should pray to God,
"Please allow us also to be connected to You as a vanguard of tears."
When viewing the trend of the world, we can understand that by
removing nationalism in order for Christianity to be pursued, the
worldwide foundation from which the coming Lord can be received has been
expanded. It is about the time when all humankind can receive Jesus on
the worldwide level. That is the reason humankind today has come to a
point where they should climb the worldwide hill of Golgotha.
When crying, you, who are in this position, come to the following
question: "Am I crying for Heaven or for the earth or for myself?" At
this point, depending upon for whom you are crying, your path will vary.
If you want to spread the will of God to the people who are living in
the world that is like an ocean of suffering, you should not be those
who would forget the will for the whole and cry for your own self in
sorrow. Such people will be naturally chased away on the way to the
fulfillment of the will.
We who follow the will of God should not shed tears due to our
personal circumstances. Also, if there are a people, a nation and a
world that would live for the will of God, they also should not shed
tears for their own sake. We should shed tears only for all of humankind.
The Value of the Life That Sheds
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Now is the time when the will for the heavenly principles disconnected
from humans should be reconnected through you. If you cannot restore a
day when you can shed tears of victory from the battle against Satan,
and thus if you cannot find a day when Satan can no longer accuse you,
the victorious day that God wishes for on the worldwide level cannot
When Jesus came to the earth, as he went through a path of blood,
sweat, and tears to fulfill the will of God, you, too, should walk a path
of blood, sweat, and tears to receive the day of universal victory. The
history of the universe must go the painful way of the cross, and in
order for an individual to be successful, that person should also go
through a way of blood and sweat. That is, we should all endure all
hardships and fight Satan.
How hard have you truly fought for heaven? You must have shed sweat and
tears for yourself or your family. However, Jesus shed tears and sweated
not only for his family, but also for his people and the world. You
should now go a path of life that sheds sweat and tears beyond your own
individual self and your family and shed them for the world.
To go through the course of battles shedding sweat and tears is the
first condition for a victory. Thus, in order for us to be victorious, we
should become sons and daughters who fight hardships through undergoing
a path of sweat and tears. Also, Jesus prayed in sweat and tears in the
garden of Gethsemane, and you should have the same kind of heart. United
people who marched for one goal, shedding sweat and tears, have never
perished until now. In the spirit world, what kind of people are the
glorious spirits that entered the realm of the Kingdom of Heaven? They
are the ones who did not stop pioneering a course of struggles in the
path of sweat and tears. If we know that we are responsible for making
such conditions for the victory to fulfill God's will, we should shed
more sweat and tears than anybody in history.
Do you love your family? If so, you should sweat for the family. If you
love your people, you should sweat for the people. If you love the world,
you should sweat for the world. We should also take after the example
of Jesus, who prayed in the garden of Gethsemane for all of humankind,
building an altar alone while others did not know about it. We should
become a second Jesus who can shed sweat and tears for all of humankind.
Have you ever desperately prayed for the will of God, at the risk
of your life, in tears? Have you ever sweated while praying? Though
we underwent the path of sweat and tears, we should never forget that
the final bloody path of death remains in front of us. Jesus went the
way of the cross on behalf of all humankind after three years of public
life. If the begotten son of God walked a blood-shedding course, offering
his own life for a spiritually victorious day, we who came forth with
the determination to carry out a universal mission on behalf of Jesus
should follow the example of his path.
The Sacrificial Spirit of Jesus,
Who Walked the Path of the Cross
Do you have a life, hope, and a will to proceed? If so, it does not
belong only to you. You should not think that your life is only yours.
If Jesus had thought that his life belonged only to him, he could not have
achieved the resurrection beyond his death on the cross. Because he knew
that his life was God's, Jesus endured the suffering and tribulations
of being crucified. Accordingly, the path of the cross was not only for
It is the same with you. Your life does not belong only to you;
nor does the world, the universe, or the creation belong only to humans.
All these belong to God. What is the center of your thoughts and ideas? We
should find an ideology and ideas that petition for the sake of God. If
we die, we should die for the Father. If we live, we should live for
the Father. If we live with such an attitude, even if we are dead,
we really did not die. Yet in contrast to this, even if we are alive,
if we live only for ourselves, that life cannot be glorious. No matter
what, if we are destined to climb over a hill of death, each of us should
reflect upon why we should go such a path.
Jesus offered even his own body at the end after having gone through a
path of sweat and tears. For the sake of God, he did not spare anything
for himself and offered everything that he had, praying, "Father,
please accept my spirit." Why did he become an offering of sacrifice,
shedding blood like this? It is because he knew that when he totally
offered himself, God could totally receive him. Along with Jesus, if you
are to be victorious toward the satanic world, you should think whether
you are offering yourself while still attached to your life. If we are
to be an extremely holy sacrifice to eternally fulfill Father's wish,
if we have any element centered on us, then we will become an offering
that can be accused by Satan.
Do you want to become people whom God can call, "My sons and
daughters"? If so, you should establish the truth, life and love of
heaven, and you should restore all things and yourselves to be heaven's.
Jesus prayed, "My Father, if possible, let this cup pass from me." He
also prayed the opposite of the prayer, "Do not do as I want, but do as
You want." You also should build an altar of heaven by bringing your
will over to that of the Father's. Otherwise, you cannot achieve the
hope of God and cannot be victorious in the battles against Satan.
Due to the fall of humans, for many thousands of years, they walked
a path of toil. Climbing a hill of blood and tears to become a living
sacrifice before God, they have been fighting Satan. Similarly, today
we should walk a path of sacrifice for our people. Then your followers
will follow the path, and you will even be able to make the enemy Satan
surrender to you and become your friend.
Humans who have been toiling for 6,000 years for the will of God
should now be able to sing God's glory by fulfilling the universal
responsibility on behalf of Jesus through making the conditions of
glorious victory. Satan, who has been opposing God, will oppose you,
too. The day when the opposition of Satan will change all of a sudden,
the day when Satan makes an offering before God with you, will be the
last days, the day of judgment.
When we come to command Satan through making conditions that Satan
can surrender to God, conditions that can start centered on the heavenly
principles, Satan will obey the order. Therefore, you can become people
who can be victorious in the struggle with Satan.
The Way to Be Related to God,
as a Parent to a Child
When we come to Heaven as such a victor, then finally, in the ideal
garden where the will of eternal God is realized, we can live as eternal
and unchanging true people centered on God without having anything
to do with Satan. Since Satan knows that this last battle will begin,
he will attack with his utmost force. Therefore, in order for us to be
victorious in the battle, not only God will do His best, but also you who
are sons and daughters of God should pour all of your spirit and heart.
In this battle, Satan will not blindly surrender to you, but along
with the people who are controlled under his domain, he will resist you
with his maximum power. You should know this.
As we shed tears for heaven, Satan also sheds tears for the fulfillment
of his will. As we sweat for God, he also sweats for himself. As we
fight at the risk of our life, he also fights the same way we do for
himself. You should know this.
When these two powers confront each other, in order for us to win
the battle, we should not live for ourselves. We should live absolutely
for the sake of the Father. Oblivious to our own will, we should offer
everything we have. By so doing, we should only try to uplift the value
of Father. This is the way we can win a victory in the battle against
Satan. It is the way for us to be related to God as a parent and child
are related to each other.
Now you must have found a way to defeat Satan and build a relationship
with God as parent and child. Thus, we should lead a life in which we
sacrifice ourselves more for the Father.
Father! We now learned that we should walk a path to be a victor. This
is a path of blood, sweat, and tears, and a sacrificial offering to have
everything shared with all of humankind by separating all the elements
of our own blood and flesh. When we got away from this path, we learned
that we will not be able to stand in the garden of universal victory
for which the Father wishes.
Father! We learned that our life is not ours, our love is not ours, our
children are not ours, and all of our material is not ours. If we try to
possess everything with our greed, we know that there will be nothing that
will belong to us. Please guide us to stand in the position of sacrificial
offerings who are willing to offer you everything that we have.
We learned that all people should indemnify God's grievance of 6,000
years and become a victor. Father, allow all the sons and daughters
gathered here today to do so, going this way without minding a path
of sweat, tears and even death on behalf of the Father, so that they
might fulfill the worldwide and universal mission. Thus, they will be
in the position of having been restored as true sons and daughters.
Please allow them to sing a song of glory for You.
By so doing, I sincerely wish and desire that You would guide them to
be Your children who can have dominion over Satan, and in tears of joy,
return all creations to You. As I entrusted all of this to You, please
guide them to the path of tears, sweat, and blood for the victory.
We are commissioned to pioneer the path of victory, so let us be
offered as a sacrificial offering of the cross by fulfilling the mission
of this historical victory. Now we understand that if in a situation
where we can shed tears for Satan, instead we proudly state, "I am a
sacrificial offering to you, Father," even Satan himself must admit,
"You are right. You are truly a child of God." Thus, I sincerely wish
and pray that we can be such a group of people.
I prayed for this in the name of the Lord. Amen.