REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let Us Climb over the Hill
of Historical Misfortune
Former Church Headquarters
January 19, 1958
Please forgive us for not having felt the love when we came before the
Father's throne. Please forgive us for not have exerted ourselves for
the sake of the world.
Please allow our hearts to feel sorrow when we fathom the Father's
course of tribulations. Please allow our hearts to feel hardships.
Please let us become the sons and daughters who can feel the pain.
We know that we have not become these sons and daughters. Father of
love, please allow us to possess the life of Heaven in this hour. We
are sons and daughters who have survived and gathered here in search
of Heaven. Even if we cannot stand before the Father because of all
our sins, we have fallen down prostrate, observing the blessed grace
of the Father who built the altar of blood while fighting for 6,000
years. Please forgive us.
Based on this, my beloved Father, I pray earnestly that You will allow
our minds to bring joy to the Father. Allow our bodies to bring joy to
the Father. Please let us offer all of this hour as the Father's own.
Please penetrate into each of our hearts now, and allow us to search
for the purpose of the demand and center of the desire found deep in
our hearts. If we have some selfishness, please allow us to be
awakened to ourselves and realize we have not established the center
of Heaven before the will of the dispensation. Please guide us so that
we can examine ourselves and not violate the will of Heaven.
Please let the desperate heart of adoration be the only thing that
fills the minds and bodies of Your sons and daughters who have
gathered here. Let this be the heart which will enable us to admit we
are sinners, to prostrate ourselves before You and to report
everything frankly. Let us repent in tears before the Father.
My Father, I earnestly wish that, by doing so, You will let the work
of resurrection take place centering on that mind. We have prostrated
ourselves before the knees of the Father, Who has been guiding us
until this hour today. We know that the conditions of the appeals we
make here are not all conditions of loyalty. Father, please let us
open the gates to our hearts and be immersed in the will of Heaven.
Please allow us to be embraced in Your bosom of love. By doing so, we
wish that You will let us experience the Father's heart and emerge as
the glorious ones for which the Father hopes.
Although we have come together now as individuals, the whole gathering
must become one live offering before the Father. Even if our
historical enemy, Satan, envies us and is obstructing us, Father of
love, we earnestly beseech You to protect our sincere hearts, which
long to be the Father's children.
Today is a holy day, so please bless these people. Drive us on, we who
have come forward to save these people who are so ignorant of their
path. Let us win victory in the last battle of restoration in the Last
Days and become the central people who fulfill the will of Heaven.
Father, please take charge of everything this hour. Is there something
about which we are knowledgeable? Father of love, we pray You will let
us forsake everything this hour and offer all as the Father's own.
We know that today there are many sons and daughters who are making
lonesome appeals to the Father in the countryside. Wishing that You
will work with them wherever they are with equal grace and bestow a
great blessing, I pray all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
The title of the speech I want to briefly reflect upon with you is
“Let Us Climb Over the Hill of Historical Misfortune.”
I will speak briefly on this topic.
The Destined Path of Misfortune We must Cross over
You know very well that although many people are living in this world
today, a destined path of misfortune lies before them that they have
no choice but to cross over. Even in Christian thought, there is
judgment in the Last Days. You know very well that, consequently, many
Christians have lived their life with the concern of how to cross over
this hill of death.
When we examine ourselves, who are living in the present era, we find
that the more we recognize the fact that we have a sad fate we do not
even understand, the more we feel that grave problems can be found in
the path before us, in our surroundings and in our minds and bodies.
This mission to break through this unfortunate environment lies with
us today. This is the mission for the rest of our lives. The day you
can overcome this sad environment and step over the unfortunate
history of the past is the new day when you can greet the garden of
When we, who are in this point in time, look back at history, we can
see that the hill and environment of misfortune that we now face are
not just the current situations. You have to understand that through
the 6,000 long years of history, our ancestors also walked the course
You must trace back in history and feel that our ancestors could not
escape from the position of misfortune. At the same time, even in
their relationship with the Creator, people could not escape from the
position of misfortune. While you feel this kind of urgency in your
heart, on behalf of history and the ideology of creation, at the same
time you must one day possess the day of joy in which you have won the
victory on behalf of history. Otherwise, hope and joy both will be cut
off from human society today.
Because people have passed through this kind of historical course, God
has been feeling responsible for the task of getting rid of the
curtain of misfortune that covers the human spirit and life, the
curtain of misfortune passed down through history. People who have
been seeking the way also have felt a sense of responsibility to solve
this one problem for the sake of humankind. If the countless religions
that have come into being until now have left behind an unsolved task,
it is our mission to solve this problem.
You know that Heaven was mobilized to break through this barrier of
misfortune that remains with humankind. You must understand that, at
the same time Heaven is mobilized to remove this fate of misfortune,
the spirit world also has been mobilized. Moreover, people on earth
also have been mobilized.
Humankind must search for the one historical time to climb over the
barrier of misfortune. Because they could not find that time, today we
have again inherited the history of misfortune. Therefore, we must now
become united to step over all barriers of misfortune. If we cannot
step over them, your descendants will have to climb over the barrier
of misfortune. There will be no way for them to avoid the path of
death, grief and tears our ancestors walked. When we think about this,
we can see that you today are not a simple being. The pleas of Heaven
and the pleas of humanity are vested in you. Furthermore, you are in a
position to resolve all the pleas of the past, present and future. If
you cannot pioneer and overcome all the barriers of misfortune through
your daily life in a whole lifetime, then the historical, providential
hope of the whole which is vested in you will be shattered. The hope
of the spirit world, who looks toward you and hopes to climb over the
barriers of misfortune with you will also all be shattered. When you
consider this, you must realize you are not simply an individual.
There are many people today, but we must reflect upon how many of them
are leaders who can fight against the invisible Satan and the forces
of evil that are blocking us. Who can fight on behalf of the heart of
the misfortune of God, the angels and even on behalf of the humanity
of the future?
When we reflect upon this, we can understand that we are not the only
ones who are faced with this kind of position. The countless prophets
and patriots who have been associated with the dispensation of God
until now also have been in the same position of fighting to solve
this one question, even as they were abandoning their lives. You must
feel this deep down to the core of your bones.
The Miserable Fate of Noah
Please look back at the Old Testament again and consider Noah. Noah
was the one person God finally found from among many people, after He
had worked hard for the 1,600 years that followed the tragic fate of
the first human ancestors. What kind of person was this Noah? He had
to possess a heart that could feel Heaven's heart of misfortune on
behalf of the countless people of that time. He could comfort God on
behalf of the heart of misfortune that the people of that time felt.
Noah shouldered this historic mission and conducted the conflict from
the distressful position of misfortune. He was trampled upon,
ridiculed, driven out and chased around for the sake of humankind and
Heaven. You must never forget the kind of life of Noah.
What appeared in front of the life of Noah? Since he was the central
figure of God's dispensation, whose purpose was to establish the
principles of indemnity, the ark appeared representing the sad and
unfortunate situation of the 1,600 years. The ark that Noah was faced
with represented the historical misfortune.
Noah felt a sense of mission to climb over the hill of the 1,600 years
of misfortune. Because of this, Noah who shouldered the
responsibility, and God, who gave the responsibility, became one in
heart. You have to understand that because Noah knew that the ark was
entrusted to him as a historical indemnity condition, he had to lead a
life of all kinds of misfortunes and walk a thorny path for 120 years.
Noah received the prophecy that there would be judgment of the earth
by water 120 years later. He began to pour out all of his heart to
build the ark from that day. However, it was not just for one year. He
persevered in building the ark for 120 years. Noah's attitude as he
was building the ark was that he was not doing it for the sake of his
own family nor was he building it for his own descendants. Moreover,
he certainly did not do it for the sake of the evil world. He built
the ark only for the sake of accomplishing the will of God and nothing
else. You must reflect back upon Noah, who embraced all the sorrows of
God and the countless prophets and patriots of the 1,600 years and
continued the battle. Although the ancestors who had served the will
of God in the past had walked a sorrowful path, Noah conducted endless
internal conflicts of mind and body to drive away and overcome the sad
and difficult environment that rushed toward him.
He continued this fight for 120 years. While there was no one who
sympathized with him, Noah remained loyal with all of his heart for
the sake of establishing the will of God. When we think about this, we
can see that the heart of Noah was truly a distressed heart that had
no precedent in the 1,600 years. Because God recognized Noah only
after he went through that kind of process, the day that the promise
of Heaven was fulfilled, the judgment took place that could get rid of
the grief of misfortune.
The more Noah shouldered this great providential mission, the less he
could lead a comfortable life. He could not live a joyful and peaceful
life. His body suffered pain, his mind suffered pain and persecution
came from the environment. As you can see, Heaven could stand on his
side only after he was put through a difficult crisis in which there
was no one on his side. Only after he persevered through 120 years of
persecution, sorrow and an indescribable fate of misfortune, was God
finally able to emerge as his friend, consoler and leader, Who could
lift the misfortunes away from Noah.
However, you have to understand that during the accomplishment of the
promise, Noah had to struggle with all his might and carry on a
merciless conflict in an environment of misfortune. Both in his
internal and external life, he could not find a place of rest. Noah
did not know that there were both the barriers of internal misfortune
and the barriers of external misfortune. The providential will of God
was not completed when the external ark was built. After building the
ark, there was the judgment of God. After that, he had to build a new
family in the restored garden. Noah thought that everything would come
to a conclusion after the ark was completed. He did not know that
after crossing over the hill of external misfortunes, there remained
the hill of internal misfortunes. Eventually, due to the mistake on
that day, Noah's family fell.
Abraham and Moses Were Responsible
for the Misfortunes of the Whole
It was the same for Abraham. Inheriting the will of Noah and being
chosen as the ancestor of faith, Abraham also shouldered the mission
to climb alone over the barrier of the misfortunes of Heaven and
earth. This is the reason that Abraham could not avoid the path that
From the time Abraham left the homeland he loved, in other words, from
the moment that he received the order from God to leave Ur of the
Chaldeans, he had to lead a life of misfortune such as he had never
experienced. After leaving Ur of the Chaldeans and coming back to the
land of Canaan through Egypt, until he went to visit Lot to set the
condition of the restoration of all things, Abraham had to feel the
sorrowful heart that no other seekers of Heaven could experience until
He did not have any relatives there. He did not have any comrade. He
did not have any friend. Even then he had to be responsible for the
heart of all the misfortunes of humanity from a position of
responsibility for the whole history of restoration. You have to
understand the unfortunate life of Abraham, who had to overcome
everything with the mind-set that no matter what kind of misfortune,
tribulation, sorrow, difficulty and pain came his way, he would
fulfill the will of God.
Although Abraham greatly exerted himself until the time he built the
altar and offered the three great sacrifices, he did not even know
that the internal sorrow centering on the sacrifice would confront
him. Thus, we must reflect upon the position of Abraham. He was in an
environment of misfortune. Feeling that he was confronted for the sake
of others, he should have known that he was representing a historical
mission and the mission of the age. He should have known that he must
also represent the mission of the future generations and the mission
of Heaven. However, his thoughts could not reach that far.
He thought that by climbing over the hill of external misfortune,
everything would be resolved. He did not know that he had to resolve
not just the misfortune of that time, but also the misfortune of the
future. Abraham should have set the one standard point of restoration
in the eternal history of humanity, but he could not accomplish that.
Therefore, although he overcame the life of external misfortunes and
went as far as offering Isaac as the sacrifice, that alone did not put
the matter to rest. The internal misfortune has been passed down until
today. Abraham, who was responsible for the historical misfortunes,
was in a miserable situation.
Possessing the heart of misfortunes that people could not feel before
then, how often did Abraham make a pledge and determination before God
that he would take on the responsibility? He was concerned that,
asleep or awake and in every moment, if he neglected the fact that he
was the sacrifice centering on the will of God, then God's will could
not be realized. Furthermore, he mourned for Heaven, and he decided
that he would offer himself for the sake of Heaven. You have to
understand this unfortunate heart of Abraham.
When we look at Jacob, from the day he inherited the foundation of
Abraham and received the mission to realize the blessing of Heaven, he
led a life of misfortunes. He not only led a life of misfortune in
Laban's house in Haran for the long period of 21 years; he also had to
bring Isaac to internal submission. You have to understand that in the
path Jacob traveled, there were always conditions for sorrow.
Why Moses and the Israelites
Could Not Overcome Misfortunes
The path Moses walked was the same. Moses had the mission to restore,
through indemnity, the 400 years since Abraham on the level of the
people. The 40 years of his life in the palace of the Pharaoh when he
was preparing to serve the will of God was a period of misfortune. The
40 years of his life in the Midian wilderness, when he was carrying
out the will, was a period of misfortune. The 40 years of the
wilderness course, when he went toward the land of Canaan guiding the
600,000 people, was also a period of unspeakable misfortune.
Moreover, there was a time when Moses alone possessed the heart of
misfortune that the people did not understand and went up to Mount
Sinai to fulfill his responsibility as the representative of the
people. You have to learn to experience the sad heart of Moses who
abandoned the crowd of 600,000 in the wilderness, forgetting
everything of the eighty years of his life and the sad environment he
was suffering through, and went up to Mt. Sinai for the sake of the
will of God.
There was no one, among the Israelites, who understood the tragic
heart of Moses as he climbed Mt. Sinai. Forgetting eating food and
wearing clothes, Moses poured out all of his heart and mind and
appealed to Heaven out of desperation.
When we fathom this, we can understand that no one understood the
heart of the ancestors who shouldered the mission of restoration from
the time of Noah until now. No one appealed on behalf of their sad and
unfortunate life. Thus, the prophets and patriots in Heaven are
lamenting whether someone can take responsibility for the misfortunes
and grief they left behind as they fought on behalf of Heaven. If you
do not take responsibility for the unfortunate fate, they will accuse
Although the people as a whole had the mission to enter the blessed
land of Canaan given by God, they complained and wanted to quit in the
wilderness. The people did not know that at that time Moses tried to
raise one life and use that life as a living sacrifice to save the
lives of the whole people. Only God understood this. Only God was his
friend, and God related to him as his Father.
Because Moses knew that God was like that, he felt a sense of
responsibility to eradicate the sad and unfortunate heart of the
Father, even if it meant not eating for forty days. By making the
appeal with all of his heart, he could receive the words that could
resurrect the Israelites.
This was a happy event. However, the Israelites did not know there was
someone who became a sad, unknown sacrifice in the background for the
sake of introducing this joy. If they had understood this, then the
multitude of 600,000 would not have fallen down in the wilderness.
Even after that, if they had the unyielding faith to uphold the Ten
Commandments of Moses and become sacrifices for the sake of
alleviating the sorrowful heart of God, they could not have fallen in
Although Moses received the external tabernacle, he did not know he
had to uproot even the internal misfortunes of his ancestors. This was
the case with Noah, Abraham and Jacob. Although the living environment
they found themselves in was unfortunate, even Moses did not know that
he had to take charge of the internal misfortunes of his descendants.
Thus, when Moses struck the rock twice, the 600,000 Israelites, who
were led out of the palace of Pharaoh with the help of God, fell in
the middle of the wilderness.
What was another reason they fell? It was their ignorance of the heart
of Moses. Because they did not inherit the loyalty of Moses, they fell
in the middle of the wilderness.
When you think about this, you must come to the realization that the
place you are standing on right now is the place where Noah was
building the ark, where Abraham was offering the sacrifice, and where
Jacob was raising the sheep for 21 years. It is where Moses exerted
himself for 120 years and offered 40 days of fasting and prayer.
The Attitude of Jesus Who Suffered Misfortunes
The Israelites had been promised the garden of hope by God and were
offering the joy of glory as they left the palace of Pharaoh. Yet when
they neglected the heart of God, that joy disappeared and became
enmity and was targeted toward Moses. When this took place, we have to
understand that Heaven had to strike them.
What must we Christians possess today? We must possess the mind-set
that we will fight against the forces of Satan, who tampered with our
history and our path. We must possess enmity toward Satan. That kind
of person will not perish. However, you must not possess a grudge or
enmity directed at each other on your own side, rather than at the
satanic forces. You have to understand that if such people are in a
religious group, it will surely be shattered.
Considering this, we can see that those who understand the will of God
have been praying with concern that the people might stand in the
right position. If there are those who have the mission to guide the
people and the world on behalf of the will of God, then when the time
comes and the environment permits, they will liquidate many enemies of
The people who have much and are thinking and acting selfishly will
perish, but the people who have a sense of mission to fight against
the enemies of the people and sacrifice their minds and bodies will
What kind of position then do you who are living in the Last Days
occupy? If you have come forward on behalf of all the ancestors, you
must pass through the course from Noah to Abraham and walk the course
that Jacob, Moses, Jesus and all the ancestors walked while fighting
the enemies. You must follow the example of how they suffered and took
on the mission. If you do not have this kind of mind-set in this hour,
you cannot be sure who will surpass you. You have to take note of
Moses fought on while feeling the loneliness of Elijah, who appealed
to Heaven, "I am the only one remaining." Moses' heart for the
Israelites and his urgent yearning for the one day when he could
alleviate the bitter grief of the people were constant. Even if he
fell down repeatedly, he could continue the mission of guiding Israel.
He lived like this, not out of the desire to live for his own sake.
His life was for the sake of the will and for the people.
John the Baptist was born six months before Jesus came to the earth
and fought for the sake of the will. When he emerged to take on the
will, his living environment was miserable. He could not avoid the
environment of misfortunes. His thirty years of preparation in the
wilderness for the sake of the Messiah, for whom God had been
prophesying for 4,000 years, was indeed a difficult life that no one
understood. Only he could understand it. However, although he lived
through thirty sorrowful years with this kind of heart, John the
Baptist did not know that Jesus was the teacher who had experienced
more miserable internal misfortunes.
Matthew and John also walked the path of misfortune. However, there
had to appear one person who could represent the 4,000-year history.
On behalf the misfortunes of Heaven, earth and all of humanity,
feeling the most miserable heart experienced in history, that person
had to defeat Satan, who had caused this history of misfortune. Heaven
had to raise this kind of person.
The person who came with this responsibility is the Jesus of which you
already know. While feeling a heart more miserable than anyone else in
the 4,000 years of the history of the restoration, Jesus was capable
of winning the victory in the fight against Satan, who had caused the
history of misfortunes.
Although it is not written in the Bible, Jesus himself walked a path
of unspeakable misfortunes during his thirty years of private life in
the family of Joseph. This was for the sake of embracing the people
and representing the heart of God. It was for the sake of embracing
the religious sect and the tribe in God's place.
The Responsibility of the People of Faith
in the Last Days
However, although Jesus had the desire to embrace his family, the
tribe, the religious sect and the people, he was persecuted by the
people, ridiculed by the sect, chased out by the tribe, and in the end
betrayed by the twelve disciples. When we think about that, it is an
extremely sad thing. He could have easily cursed humankind. On the
contrary, however, Jesus overcame any feeling of hostility toward his
enemies. Instead, Jesus understood that his path had been blocked and
he was concerned about who could inherit the heart of historical
misfortunes to comfort the internal heart of the Father on behalf of
The countless people who were following thought they would be given
the blessing of Israel and that the blessing of Judaism would be
fulfilled. They thought Jesus would build a historical kingdom of
Heaven centering on them, but he died on the cross.
Jesus was in the position to walk through the formula course of the
ancestors. He walked the path of the cross, knowing that the greater
his mission on the earth, the higher his ideology. He knew that the
greater his sense of responsibility, the more his gospel would spread
to the world. Although the people were opposing him at that time, he
felt that the enemies in the world would submit in the future. He
chose the path of the cross, thinking that he must not stand in a
position on the level of the people, but must step above it and
subjugate the enemies on the world level. When we look at the verses
in the Bible about the thirty years of Jesus' private life in the
family of Joseph and the three years of his public life, we can see
that he represented the historical and heavenly misfortunes.
The countless people who were following Jesus believed he was the
Messiah and the Savior of the people when he showed them the miracle
of the loaves and fishes. Yet when Jesus passed away, all the people
abandoned him and went away.
If the people who were following Jesus had understood the internal
heart of Jesus toward Heaven, if they had understood that he possessed
a deeply penetrating heart toward God and that he came to take
responsibility for the whole history of the dispensation, they would
have realized his situation and followed him. Furthermore, following
them, the whole Israelite people also would have followed Jesus.
However, the works of Jesus' gospel, which should have decorated the
4,000-year history of restoration as the one glorious page, was
recorded as a history of tears on an altar of blood. Because Jesus
knew that it was inevitable that this would not end with him but would
continue repeatedly, he prayed, "My God, my God, why hast Thou
forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46) He did not offer this prayer because he
was concerned about himself. You must understand that he offered this
prayer out of concern for the people and the innumerable future
Ladies and gentlemen, please do not despair because you do not have
anything. Do not lose hope because you do not know anything. If you
are to despair, it must be about the fact that you have not felt the
heart of God, Who has been fighting on in the course of history.
Moreover, you must become concerned about your failure to feel the
heart of the prophets and patriots who exerted themselves while
building the altar of blood. Furthermore, we must feel distressed
about the fact that we could not have a firm resolution and feel
enmity toward Satan, who envied us that we could become the true
children of God and the true friends of Jesus and who has been
When we look back at the course of history, we must realize that our
countless ancestors had to climb over the hill of misfortune on the
level of the family and the people with this kind of heart. We who
must climb over the barriers of misfortunes on the world level must
not repeat the mistake of Noah's family. We also must not repeat the
mistakes of Abraham, Moses and John the Baptist.
If today, 6,000 years after the human fall, there is no one who has
felt the totality of the sorrowful heart of God, then you should pray,
"Father, please raise me up so that I can represent the heart of
Abraham, Jacob and Jesus and feel the whole heart of the Father. Let
me feel the heart of love toward Adam before the fall, and even the
penetrating heart of grief that could not be revealed to the people
after the fall." You must be able to pray, I will become a historical
and universal sacrifice.
Who understood the sad situation of God, Who from the time of the
creation until now could not raise His hand? People have understood
God only as the God of love. They did not know that God is also a God
of indignation and righteousness. Although God deals with men with
love during the process, in the end, He must judge and strike. You
must clearly understand that God is both the God of love and the God
of righteousness who has a heart of indignation.
Only those who can understand this can drive out the seven Canaanite
tribes and build the blessed land of Israel. You who have been called
as the faithful people of the Last Days today, you who have come
following the will, unlike other people, you must understand that
although God is a God of love, He relates with you with the idea that
He must judge you with righteousness. You have to comprehend the
situation that forces Him to do that.
We who are living in the Last Days must understand the historical
heart of the Father. At the same time, representing that heart, we
must fight to fulfill the wishes of the Father, Who has deep grief in
that the will has not yet been realized on the earth. The person who
comes to complete this mission from the position of a true son of God
is the one who is called the Lord of the Second Advent.
The Role and Mission of the New Religion
At the time of Noah, God struck, centering on the ark. At the time of
Abraham, God struck, centering on the altar. At the time of Moses, He
struck Pharaoh, centering on the Israelites. He could not succeed in
striking the satanic world, centering on Jesus. This is the reason
that Jesus passed away leaving behind the term "judgment."
How are you going to climb over the historical hill of misfortune that
lies ahead of you? This depends on each of you. You cannot force your
way into the gates of Heaven. Therefore, you must climb over this hill
of misfortune by yourself and break down the barriers of misfortune.
Only when you can alleviate the deeply-rooted grief of the Father and
become the brave soldiers who can fight with the hope of Israel moving
toward Canaan can you completely cross this hill.
If you carefully examine your life course based on history until now,
you will find that in the end of time in the future, you must cross
many hills of misfortune. At that time, you must pass through the
individual gate. After passing through the gate on the individual
level, you must then pass through the gates on the family, national
and then world levels.
What kind of mission have you taken charge of? You are either in the
position to take responsibility for the misfortunes of the ancestors
of the past or to take charge of the mission of the period. If you are
not in a position to take charge of the mission on the world level,
you are in the position to take responsibility for the eternal will of
the dispensation. You must keep this in mind.
What direction has history been pursuing until now? World history has
been moving toward the heavenly Messiah. Therefore, the history of
misfortune will now pass behind us. The era of faith will also pass
behind us. Until the time of the Messiah, who comes with a new mission
to solve all the misfortunes of the world and bring an end to the
misfortunes that have penetrated all areas, you must have courage and
Among you who are living in the last era of the dispensation of
restoration today, there are those who have the fortune of the time,
one period or those who represent the fortune of the world and of
Heaven. All the indemnity conditions which have been passed down in
history must be horizontally restored through indemnity at once.
How can one connect all of them and rally them? This is the very
mission of the enlightened and religious people. Moreover, it is the
mission of religions to actually bring this mission to a conclusion.
From the birth of the universe until now, on what have human beings
centered themselves? Until now, people have set the love of parents,
couples and children as the goal. In other words, through this and
that kind of religion and ideology, history and time have been in
flux, but the way and the laws of the parents, couples and children
have never been trampled upon even once.
What must people of the Last Days do? They must be able to transcend
personal emotions. While searching after the way began by first
cutting off their personal emotional attachments. This is the battle
on the way to Heaven.
Although the issue of human emotion has been the purpose of the
historical religious faiths, this cannot connect with the vertical
ideology of the heavenly principles. Although the 6,000-year history
of humanity has progressed to establish this one thing, because this
alone cannot solve all the problems of the universe, there must come
forth a religion with the one ideology that can institute the laws of
At the time when we can soon enter the time of heavenly fortune, what
kind of person can be raised as the true parents, true children, and
true husband and wife? These people are linked with human emotion and
the heart of God. They are the people who have experienced the
universal hardships found deep inside the heart of God. They are the
people who, centering on the love of God, have felt something based
upon which they can say that God is their Father.
Throughout the passage of the 6,000-year history, people have failed
to solve the vertical and horizontal human problems. This is the
reason people have been seeking the religion that can solve these
problems. At the end of time, we must climb over all the hills and
barriers that come our way.
The Path We must Travel
We must understand that God is the True Parent, Who in the long course
of history has been persevering through everything concerning
humankind. What kind of person is Jesus? Jesus said, "I am your
bridegroom and you are my bride." In the same way, the religion that
solves the problem of the bride and bridegroom, in other words, the
problem of heavenly emotion (love), is the one that can climb over the
last hill. In this sense, Christianity is the central religion.
Jesus said, "I have become one with God; I am the only begotten son of
God." Moreover, Jesus said to humanity, "I am the bridegroom and you
are my bride." For a long time, God hoped to climb over this barrier
of misfortune on the world level centering on this kind of standard.
The person in charge of this task was Jesus.
Now, what must you do? You must become the people who can embrace the
heart of Jesus, who had the heart of the misfortunes of the bridegroom
for 2,000 years, and the heart of the misfortunes of the countless
prophets and patriots. Only if you are this kind of person can you be
called the children of God and brothers and sisters before Jesus
If you try to become this kind of person, Satan will attack you. This
is the purpose of Satan's attack. However, if a new ideology, doctrine
or some new religion and new central figure come forward to confront
this, even the attack of Satan can be warded off. If done, Satan
cannot drive you away. There cannot be any more revolution and change.
At that time, the eternal ideology can finally be unfolded.
You must not think that you will go to Heaven. You must think that you
will construct the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Before building the
Kingdom of Heaven, you must first become a citizen of the kingdom. To
become a citizen of Heaven, you must become one in heart with the
Father, to the point where you can confidently say that the Father's
heart is your heart and your heart is the Father's heart. Having done
this, you must represent the heart of God and represent the hearts of
the Lord and the ancestors on the earth. Only then can you solve all
The spirit world has been mobilized and is trying to climb over the
barrier of the historical misfortunes. We who are living on the earth
also have the mission to carry out this task. Now if you want to
possess this sense of mission and be able to penetrate through the
last historical barrier of misfortunes, you must understand the
unfortunate heart of God, the unfortunate heart of history and the
unfortunate heart of the present and the future. We must feel a sense
of enmity toward the enemy of the True Parents who is blocking our
path, the enemy of the true children, and the enemy of the true bride
and bridegroom. If you have not become sons and daughters who are
burning with this kind of enmity, you cannot climb over the hill of
the last judgment.
You must fulfill the historical mission, the mission of the present
era and the mission of the future. Which era are you living in now?
You have to understand the problems that concern your era. In the
future, the era of the ideology of the Creator God is coming. In the
future, someone will come forward to restore this world who has the
heart toward Heaven and feels enmity toward Satan that people
ordinarily do not have or feel. It is the mission of Christianity to
attend and assist that person at that time.
Each day must be lived for the sake of the Father's will. Your whole
life course must also be for the sake of the will of the Father.
You must walk the course that your ancestors walked. We are in the
same position as the Israelites who came out of the wilderness. Moses
and the Israelites were chased out of the wilderness and suffered
tribulations. Jesus also was ostracized by the people and the church,
and his family members did not believe in him. You will also have to
experience this kind of sad and distressful situation, but do not lose
hope. If you have to do something in this unfair situation, then you
must experience the heart of the Father, who has been afflicted
throughout history. Thinking that the sorrow of the Lord is your own
sorrow and the pain of the ancestors is your own pain, you must unite
your hearts and remain unchanging for thousands of years for the sake
of that will. You must feel a sense of enmity toward Satan. Heaven is
demanding young men and women who can do that. The will cannot be
entirely entrusted to the ministers and the elders. If they fail to
accomplish the responsibility, the deacons must do it. If the deacons
cannot do it, the young people must rise. If they can save the church
and the people, then they must rise. Heaven has been searching for
sincere young people who are overcome by the misfortune of Heaven.
If this mission is entrusted to us on behalf of the people, we must
become the elite troop who can feel the bitter heart of the Father,
embrace the sorrow of the Father in our bodies, and march forward
toward the enemy. To do that, you must unite your life and ideology.
You must fight to uproot the sorrow of Heaven, the sorrow of Jesus,
the sorrow of our ancestors and the sorrow of our descendants.
The history of misfortune is coming your way now. Therefore, you must
exert all your heart and will, offering all of yourself. Even if you
are suffering mistreatment and grief, you must make the determination
to become the sacrifice before the people and the world on behalf of
Jesus. You must be able to raise your hand and pledge before Heaven.