REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
GOD'S POWER IS REVEALED
WHERE ONE HEART AND ONE WILL
HAVE BEEN REALIZED
November 10, 1957 (Sunday Evening)
Chung Pa Dong Church
Father of love, in the present state, the last fight has
come before us. The Will of the Father, which was prophesied to the
Israelites, must be accomplished on the earth. Therefore, we know
that the sacred spirit must appear again.
This is a new era when we must set up the unprecedented historical
offering before the whole of Heaven and earth. We feel that the
Father's hand of infinite exertion must be with us. Father, please
trust in us, raise us up, call upon us and direct us. We earnestly pray
for You to work to give us the power and ability of Heaven and allow
us to materialize Your desired will on the earth.
The shouts of the 120 followers who became one in the upper room
after losing the Lord produced new works of recreation in Heaven and
on earth. In the same way, please let us also become one in our minds
and bodies today to manifest the same phenomena on behalf of the
will of the Father.
In doing so, Father, we hope that You will allow Heaven to shake and
the earth to tremble so that the glory of victorious Heaven can
be manifested on the earth. Just as the numerous prophets and saints
have offered all they had for the sake of the one will of the Father,
please, Father of love, let us also be offered before the will of the
Father as the live offering who complies with a pure heart.
We have entrusted all of ourselves to the Father. Father, we
sincerely wish for You to appear as the will of joy; that You will not
prolong the promised time and chance, but will quickly raise us up to
liberate the heart of grief bound for 6,000 years. Sincerely beseeching
for You to allow each of us gathered here to have a new determination
in our hearts and gradually to obtain the qualifications of children of
the Father, we pray all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Today I will speak on the topic "God's Power is Revealed Where
One Heart and One Will Have Been Realized."
The Sorrow Of The Disciples Who Lost Their Leader
After the resurrection, Jesus stayed on the earth for forty days.
Before he ascended, he made the promise that he would send the Holy
Spirit, the protector and giver of blessing. The disciples who followed
Jesus looked at the glorious appearance of the resurrected Jesus and
rejoiced, thinking that the promised will of God was being accomplished,
but Jesus ascended without telling them clearly when he would return.
How must the disciples have felt at that time? They must have
been overwhelmed by a strong sense of enmity toward the faithless
Israelites and the sect of Judaism who had nailed their beloved Jesus to
the cross. They must have made the determination that for the
sake of the resurrected Lord and the will of God, even if their
bodies were to become powder and their bones were to melt, they
would follow the resurrected Lord for the sake of the ultimate victory.
With this kind of determination and resolution to make a breakthrough
on the path even if they were to die or go to the cross, with
earnest hearts that had yearned for Heaven since the time the Lord
had passed away, they probably encouraged each other whenever they met.
Because of this, Jesus promised that he would send the Holy
Spirit to his disciples.
After that, with God working in the background, the 120 followers
who had gathered in the upper room had an experience that exceeded
their imaginations. They then could totally embrace the will of
the dispensation. They could enter the state in which they could feel
the internal heart Jesus had felt during the thirty years of personal
life and three years of public life.
Accordingly, they were overcome with guilt for having betrayed Jesus.
They came to realize that the Jesus who came to the earth was the only
begotten son of Heaven, whom they should not have treated the way they
did. Furthermore, the more clearly they realized that Jesus came to
this earth as the Savior of all people, the more they made a firm
resolution and determination in their hearts. They were then able to
move toward the one purpose with one heart, centering on one will:
brothers, apostles and believers all giving inspiration to one another.
By exchanging their hearts and becoming one for the sake of the one will
they were pursuing, although the 120 followers were all different
individuals, they all headed in one direction based on the will of God.
All their actions and movements were manifested in the same manner.
This kind of phenomenon took place among the apostles. Their hearts
were burning with fire. Toward what direction did they shout? They
began to shout at the Israelites, who had opposed Jesus. Not only that,
they shouted to the countless numbers of humanity who did not believe
in Jesus. They demonstrated that no one could change their hearts,
united as they were with the new determination, resolution and pledge.
Similarly, you have to understand that they emerged as people who made
a resolute pledge and determination before Heaven. Not only that,
when they came with an unshakable center in spite of the severity
of the persecution in their environment, Heaven elevated each of
them as a representative of Jesus and passed the mission to them.
More than one person had this kind of mind-set. The more sorrow
they felt for having lost the Lord, the more they were overwhelmed.
The stronger the will of God moved, the more they felt enmity toward
the people who had betrayed Heaven. When they came before Heaven with
the determination to prevail over those betrayers and actualize the
will of Heaven at once, what was manifested was not human power;
it was the power of God. We have to understand that here the direct
works of God's powers, which are beyond human imagination, revealed
themselves before the ignorant, faithless and rebellious people.
The 120 Followers Who Manifested The Powers Of God
By Becoming One
If the 120 followers had not met in the upper room and had not prayed as one
heart with faith in the promise that Jesus would send the Holy Spirit,
Christianity would not have become a world religion today. At that time, the
120 followers who prostrated themselves and prayed did not have any fear.
They forgot all about their own dignity, honor and families. When the 120
followers prayed with one heart, believing only in the promise of the Lord
that he would appear at a certain time and place, they could clear away
the realm of death that had blocked Heaven from earth for 4,000 years.
The Spirit then descended upon the earth.
This event was not a coincidence. By virtue of this, a new
path to humankind once again was pioneered. Who caused this to
take place? This took place because of the yearning hearts of the 120
followers, who focused all of their attention solely on the one will
of the Father with a uniform heart, a uniformly sincere will, and a
uniform spirit of offering. You have to understand that due to this,
the dispensational works of the Holy Spirit, which had not been able
to be carried out, finally made a new historic start.
The 120 followers were gripped by a sincere and desperate heart
toward Heaven when they experienced the work of the Holy Spirit,
which shook Heaven and earth and divided into fire-like tongues.
They came to possess the mind-set that they would be ready to die no
matter what kind of enemies they faced. As the power of Heaven was
added to this, this power could not be undermined by anyone. You must
understand that because they became the foundations of this power,
the words they spoke had the power to make Heaven and earth tremble.
What must be done to accomplish the will of God today? First, we
must possess the heart that can become one with God. After possessing
the heart that can become one with God, we must then possess the heart
that can become one with our brothers. You must never forget that in
the Last Days this will become the best foundation for the fulfillment
of the will of God.
If there are 1,000 or 10,000 people on the earth, every one of them
has a different will. However, because the will of God is one, we
must trample upon our own will and eliminate all the conditions that
we present to ourselves. We must follow the will of the Father and
His conditions, instead. Although our wills and minds are different
and although our positions and environments are different, unless we
become one with the will of the Father, the will of God will never
To what extent then did the apostles of that time unite? They united
to the point where they supplied each other's needs. They did
not distinguish what belonged to whom. Centering on the will of God,
with the mind-set that what belonged to one belonged to the other,
two of them became one, and ten of them became one. Therefore, when
someone encountered some difficulty, they did not let that become the
ordeal of that one individual. They considered it their own ordeal.
When they felt the difficulties of their brothers as their own so
that it penetrated deeply into their own bones and flesh, even Heaven
was touched. In other words, you must keep in mind that you also
must forget yourselves like this and possess the heart which can offer
all you have for the sake of the will of the Father, no matter how
much sacrifice it will entail. You must possess the heart that can
feel the difficulties of your brothers as your own.
For you who are living on the earth today, material things are
your enemies. If you are imprisoned by the self-centered concept
that the money in your pocket is your own and that only you can use
that money for the sake of your own will, then you have not yet become
one centered on the will of Father.
The anguish and distress of Heaven in coping with this exceed the
degree of anguish and sorrow you can fathom. You must experience
and comprehend the fact that it is distress and a desperate situation
such that you cannot even imagine it.
The Person To Whom The Blessing Of Heaven Can Be
Now you must learn from the movement of the early church, in which
all the believers followed centering on the apostles. Otherwise,
there is no way to put you in charge of the blessing of Heaven that is
granted on the world level to you, the believers of the Last Days.
You must take responsibility for the barriers blocking the heavenly
principles and perform the judgment of God on His behalf. You must
keep in mind that the time has come when you must make a self-reflection
about whether you have abused the will of Heaven.
It is the work of Satan that appears to prevent this kind of movement
of the apostles, their unity with the one heart that includes the
whole body without discriminating against anyone. It is the work of
Satan that tries to divide the environment in which they can become
one, believing in everything and based on inseparable relationships.
Before these united apostles, Ananias and Sapphira appeared.
They were envious of the apostles and believers. However, it was an
envious heart centering on the world. We must keep this in mind today.
The amazing grace of Heaven appears as glorious grace. Everyone
wants it to appear before him. Ananias and Sapphira enviously watched
the execution of the unimaginable and amazing works of Peter, who
brought thousands to repentance when he spoke in tongues or healed
the sick. When they took on the appearance of an apostle, based on
a humanistic desire to enjoy the same kind of position, God could not
forgive them. You have to take special note of this point. You have
to understand that concealing a part of what he sold and offering
only a part of it, pretending that he had offered everything, is the
cunning trickery of Satan, who is trying to destroy the will of God.
If one is a faithful believer who can reveal one's honest heart
and be absorbed by the will of Heaven, then it is no problem to
make an offering. Ananias and Sapphira came forth based on their
own concern and selfish desires and came before the apostles who
had forgotten everything and had offered everything with earnest hearts.
The apostles had prayed, "We offer all of our hearts, so dead or alive,
please use us according to Your joyful will." This condition of
Ananias and Sapphira became the strongest condition to block the path
of Heaven right after the ascension of Jesus, a moment when the early
church should have been laying a new foundation.
You must in this moment realize that when the heart of Ananias was
exposed by the Holy Spirit, Peter said, "Satan, Heaven cannot forgive
what dwells inside your heart. I cannot forgive you for letting , Satan
invade you," and judged him in place of the words of the Holy Spirit.
What kind of mind-set then should we have? Those who are trying to
relate with the will of Heaven by setting some self-centered condition
will be in the same position as Ananias and Sapphira. What does this
foretell? You have to understand that this foretells the fact that,
at the time of judgment, those who cannot become one with a group that
has become united will not be able to avoid death.
The 120 followers who had gathered in the upper room abandoned
everything: Forgot their own dignity, honor and social environment -
Only for the sake of the ascended Lord. They then became united as one.
In other words, they mingled into one body while they admired the words
of promise to bring one world everywhere. This is the point where
the signal light of God's new dispensation was raised aloft.
Similar phenomena to that which took place before the 120 followers
who gathered in the upper room must unfold before us, those
people responsible for the mission of the Last Days. Furthermore,
now is the time when the works of the Holy Spirit, the Son and the
Father are taking place inside you.
Who are the ones who will stand before the Father in the Last Days?
It is written that those on whose foreheads the names of the Lord and
the Father are inscribed can be part of the 144,000 who can stand before
Through the works of the Holy Spirit, we must earn the recognition of
Christ today. After gaining the recognition of Christ and the Holy
Spirit, we must earn the recognition of the Father. Since the Holy
Spirit is the mother and Jesus is the father deity, if we have received
the Holy Spirit, from now on it is time to receive the father deity.
The Being Of Contradiction Who Has Two Hearts
What must we do to receive the God the Father? We must attain the
qualifications to become one with the Father for eternity. How earnest
must we be? We must earnestly make the appeal, "Father God, please
descend upon us!" with a more earnest and desperate heart than those of
the 120 followers who prayed with a united and sincere heart after
Jesus' resurrection and ascension. The time has come when we have to
What must you do then at this time? You must understand the fact
that there is nothing that belongs to you. Your body, mind and even
the things that belong to you are not yours. Those who claim them as
their own are still on the side of Satan. You must think that all
that belongs to you is the sense of mission that you feel in your hearts.
We have to have this kind of attitude.
If we are not ours, then whose must we be? We must become the
possessions of the Father. To become the possession of the Father, we
must become one heart centering on the will of the Father. Without
achieving one heart and one will, the will of God cannot be realized.
In the same way that the 120 followers became one the upper room,
in the Last Days, can more than 120 people become united in one heart?
This is a problem. For those of us who are trying to walk this kind
of path, who is the enemy? If there is a group of people who are
trying to prevent us from becoming united into one heart and trying
to present conditions of destruction, they are your enemies.
What we must fight with today is not Satan in the world. It is
the people who have the same form and movement as the apostles
and are centered on the apostles in Heaven, the people who have the
same form of movement as the faithful believers but who possess some
different motive in their heart. If there are those among you
with these kinds of motives, you must expose yourselves honestly
before the faithful believers. If you do not expose your motives
but try to conceal them and go before Heaven while you are setting more
grave conditions, then your fate in the Last Days will definitely fall
Consequently, today you must open your heart. If you do not do
that and are enslaved to the same kind of heart as that of Ananias and
Sapphira, then you will not be able to escape from the judgment of
Heaven in the Last Days. It will be the same if you guard your minds and
bodies, fill up on your own things, and do not think about the whole value
of Heaven. If you do not become one with God in heart and forsake the
heart that wants to bring accomplishment for your own sake rather than
for the one will, then you will not be able to escape from the judgment
of Heaven in the Last Days.
What then must you know now? You must understand that you are
a being of contradiction who has two different minds. You have to
understand that there are brothers who have thoughts that are different
from yours. Even if so, you must not oppose the brothers with different
thoughts; you must try to become one with them. This is the Father's
If you, as a being of life who has the true life, become one with
the people who have experienced Heaven's miracle of fire, then you
will obtain the material things of ten people. If you become one with
a hundred people, you will obtain the material things of a hundred people.
What is the fall? It is our failure to unite our hearts with God.
What is Satan? Satan is the one who is separating our hearts
from Heaven. Today, seeking the will of the Father centering on
this church, you are learning the words of the Divine Principle.
Because living centered on the words of this Divine Principle is the
will of God, you will not be able to avoid being in the same position
a Ananias or Sapphira, if you cannot live centering on that will.
Now is an extremely fearful time. If you become even the slightest
bit accountable for a condition now, there is no way out of it.
You must realize that the time is coming when no one can speak in
your defense. In the present as it was in the past, ignorant people
learn only after they have collided against the direction of Heaven.
However, by that time it is already too late.
The Effort To Become One Which Is Better Than Ten
Do you worry about the will of the Father? Please then become one
with your brothers. Do you have the desire to exert yourself for the
sake of the Father's will? Please then become the spring of life that
can bring unity. The sons and daughters of the Father are the
people who eliminate all conditions preventing unity and manifest
the power to bring unity in the place of their dwelling.
If you feel a sense of responsibility to be present at the
last battleground for the sake of the Father's will and to accomplish
the will of the Father, then you must forget yourselves and become one.
You must have one heart and one will to achieve unity. Even if there is
a traitor here, you must not hold grudges against him. As Peter lamented
over it, you must first rekindle this kind of heart among yourselves and
fulfill your responsibilities to remove all conditions of Satan.
Otherwise, even if you accepted the will of God with zeal initially, the
moment you are unaware, you will fall into the realm of Satan's play.
You must take serious note of this.
If you cannot become one in heart and will now, it is worse than
if you had never come to know the Divine Principle and the will
of God. If Ananias and Sapphira had not known of the gathering of
the apostles, they would not have been judged. You are living in this
kind of amazing historical moment.
At this point, you must forget everything. Setting one mind and
one will as the goal, you must reach for it, exert all your effort
and loyalty, and cling to the hands of the Father.
You then will become victorious sons and daughters. After passing
through the hands of the Holy Spirit, the hands of the son of man,
and then holding onto the hands of the Father, there is no way Satan
can seize it away from you. You who are living in this kind of moment
today must cling to the hands of the Father and obey His words with
the same degree of ardor as the apostles, who ardently cherished the
promise of Jesus, "I will come." They longed for his coming. You must
become a qualified person who can distinguish between good and evil,
otherwise, you cannot climb over the great hill of judgment, not of the
Holy Spirit or the son, but of the Father. The time of the Father's
judgment has not yet come. At the time of Jesus and the Holy Spirit,
sins can be forgiven, but at the time of the Father's judgment,
there is no forgiveness.
We have come to learn this will. We have learned the words
of the Divine Principle that if we do not become people whose minds
and will can become one, then even the Father cannot manage us.
You have to understand that the will of God manifests itself to the same
degree that you have achieved oneness.
This moment now is the time when you must receive the sacred
spirit of the Father and live with the same heart as the Father.
When you do that, the Father will personally reveal things to you often.
The Father will personally appear and intervene, pointing out the way
that you must walk, teaching you the ways to fight Satan.
Therefore, you must hurry to receive the divine nature of the Father,
to take after the mind of the Father, and to uphold the will of the
Father. You can then feel that the Father is your substitute and
you are His substitute. You become one. The more this kind of form
expands, the more the will of the Father is realized. Greater than
praying ten million times, you must make more effort than anyone
else to achieve unity. If you have the desire to understand the value
more deeply and fight for the sake of the will more than anyone else,
then you will not have to stand on the stage of judgment.
Therefore, at this time, unless each of you exerts all of your minds
and bodies to inherit the divine nature of the Father and live a life
that unites you with the Father, you will not understand the will
of the Father. As long as you do not understand the Father's will,
you will not understand the heart of the Father. As long as
you do not understand the heart of the Father, you cannot become one
centering on the will of the Father.
Since you have been attending church until now, what you must realize
is that before the will of the Father, everyone must become one in
heart and will. The will of the Father must be conveyed as our own will.
The mind of the Father must be conveyed to each of us as our own will.
When this is achieved, God can begin to perform in His full authority.
God Operates Only Where Hearts Have Become One
For Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the victorious miracle of resurrection
took place only when they became one, centering on the heart of
the Father. The ardent heart and will of the Father must become one
with yours so that the silent powers on both sides, that are trying to
bring this to pass, are moving in the same direction. At that moment, God
can act in His full authority, in a way which exceeds all your concepts.
Therefore, God moves amid the prayer that two people are offering
with a united heart. Consequently, I have formed the trinities.
The problem is to what extent you have become one in heart and soul,
centering on your trinities. You must keep in mind that those who did
not achieve the one will centering on one heart, in spite of that
being their mission, are standing in the same position as Ananias and
Sapphira. To carry on the last battle today and forget everything
else, we must achieve it with the whole united power, as well as one
united mind and will.
If we are to set a motto, it is, "Let Us Become One in Heart and
Will." To reach the state of one heart and one will, you must learn
to forget material things, social prestige, social position, power and
authority, and every such thing.
Since this has been blocked off, only when you learn to bravely
overcome this will you be able to perform miracles like those the
apostles performed with the help of the Holy Spirit, who appeared
inside the upper room to destroy the ignorant enemies. You must also
pray with the same heart, "Please let us become one in heart,
one in will, and manifest it through united actions." This is the
motto we must shout out at this time. If there is someone who blocks
this and prevents its fulfillment, then he is the very enemy of Heaven.
Do you long for the realization of the great will today? If you
do, then you must become united in heart. Do you want the appearance
of the great glory? Every one of you must become united. Where there
is unity in heart, everything can pass through. Infinite persistence
is also possible.
Accordingly, today you must quickly become one in heart. Do you
have some element in your heart that prevents it from becoming united?
You must take this as your enemy and see it as the great Satan.
This will drag you to hell. Satan will snatch you away. This will
become the condition by which you will be made to stand on the stage
With the determination to eliminate these kinds of conditions from
your life and bring order to your environment, your minds and will
must become one. We must become united until the moment when
we can subjugate Satan as the representatives of the mind and will
of the Father.
This must end not just in this hour today. If for ten years that
which belongs to Satan remains, then until the fulfillment of the
Father's will, you must be able to unite with one person for ten years.
For ten years, you must be able to unite with a thousand people. We must
offer our entire life to fight with Satan. By eventually vanquishing
Satan, we must manifest the glory of the Father while we are alive.
You must keep this in mind.
Had the heart and will of the Father and Adam become one, there
would never have been this history of sorrow today, in which two worlds
are in conflict with each other. The Father's grieving and sad heart
dwells in our hearts today. Our original minds recognize this, but
our fallen natures, centered on ourselves, deny it. We know that the
original mind and the selfish mind are always in conflict within us,
so please allow us to cope with our hearts and make them become one
with the heart of the Father.
The time of battle is nearing when we must cope with our own will
and make it one with the will of God. Father, if among the sons
and daughters here there are those who cannot become one in heart
with the Father, then please forgive them. Please allow us to forget
ourselves and exert ourselves for the sake of becoming one with the
heart and will of the Father.
We know that the heart which has become one with the heart of the
Father cannot be exchanged for any amount of money. Beloved Father,
we ardently wish for You to guide us to fight on in the search of that
one thing, even by sacrificing everything.
The Father now is in an enormously difficult time. Satan is
blocking our hearts, which long to become united. Please allow us
to set a new condition of sacrificing ourselves for the sake of others,
to accomplish the Father's will.
We earnestly wish for You to allow us to fight while longing for
the will of the Father and manage the history of the dispensation that
can broaden the glory of the Father's will.
Our gathering here today wishes to be of one heart and will united
before the altar of the Father. We ardently wish for You to allow us to be
established as the conditional offering that has the same relationship with
the Father. Let it become the condition to subjugate Satan. We offer all
the words in the name of the Lord. Amen.