REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Let Us Be Israel,
the Chosen People of God
Former Church Headquarters
February 9, 1958
Please allow these sons and daughters who lay prostrated here to see
for ourselves whether our own minds and bodies are in darkness. Please
guide us not to have a self-centered mind or a mind full of doubt.
Please allow us to be true sons and daughters who can comfort the
Father's shimjung. You toiled solely to seek us. Let God's internal
mind embrace our pitiful bodies.
If we are to feel sorrow, then please allow us to feel the sorrow of
the 6,000 year history. If we are to be subjected to privations, then
please allow us to endure the privations of 6,000 years. Father!
Please allow us not to betray the Father while we live on this earth.
Guide us not to have our bodies bound by the chains of Satan and
therefore create a condition of sadness. Beloved Father, I pray this
with a sincere heart.
Now, since Your sons and daughters have gathered together and You are
the master here, please do not allow their minds and bodies to wander
about at will. I sincerely wish and desire that You will allow this
hour to be one in which we rely only upon the Father, when we feel the
shimjung of the Father's compassion deep in our hearts and are able to
be embraced in the bosom of the Father's love.
Through the word we just read, we understand that Jacob is the
standard for our faith. Please allow us to follow the faithfulness of
Jacob, who risked his life laboring for the sake of the one will. I
pray You will allow us to experience his shimjung. Beloved Father, I
sincerely wish and desire that You will allow us to return glory to
the Father by having our footsteps and our minds represent the
Father's will and defend the way of the Father's will to the death.
Please let us reveal the Father's power by meekly obeying the word the
Father commands. Since we are exposed as insufficient before the
Father, please watch over us with eyes like a flame. If You find some
inadequacy, Father, I pray from the bottom of my heart that You will
forgive us for that.
In the midst of this race, which is caught up in darkness, there are
sons and daughters who are wandering around because they do not know
which way to go and where is the way of life. Therefore, beloved
Father, I sincerely wish and desire that You will guide these people
and bestow upon us the grace that You would grant in the final days.
Allow us to be the people who can attest to the word of life before
Through this pitiful race, please let all humankind in the world kneel
down before the Father and make Satan submit on this earth. Father, I
sincerely wish and desire that You will let us be filled with
victorious excitement and happiness in relationship to Satan.
With You alone in charge, please allow this hour to be one in which we
clear away all sins with the Father's precious word and find the road
of life. Ardently soliciting that the Father will personally govern
our minds and bodies with firmness, I prayed in the name of the Lord.
The title of the sermon about which I would like to share my thoughts
with you is "Let Us Be Israel, the Chosen People of God." I will
speak briefly upon this subject.
The story of Jacob is recorded in Genesis. He was tested representing
Heaven even after he had gone through a course of atrocious troubles.
During the course of those trials, Jacob kept in his heart the thought
that he was the blessed, chosen person. He fought to the finish with
an angel who was trying to hold that will in check. He then won the
victory and was granted entry into the realm of a person chosen by
God. Because Jacob attained victory after struggling against all kinds
of difficulty centering on God's will, God granted him the name
"Israel." We use the word "Israel" frequently today.
This is not a simple noun. This word represented an historical life.
This is the noun of victory that concluded the 2,000 year history from
Adam to Jacob. We should not forget this. Furthermore, we must realize
that after setting up Jacob and granting him the blessing to be called
Israel, God felt happiness. At the same time, He was sad.
The Will of God Who Let Jacob Take Pains
The reason God carried out the dispensation of toiling for several
thousand years looking for Jacob is because Adam, the ancestor, had
fallen. Owing to his fall, Adam lost the blessing God gave. That
blessing had to be recovered, but the historical course of recovering
God's lost blessing was indescribably sorrowful. You must understand
that the God who blessed Jacob with the name Israel had this kind of
When God granted the blessing of "Israel", the word was not to be
limited to the one generation of Jacob. It represented the ideology
and ideal of the whole creation. This one word was fraught with God's
shimjung in its entirety.
Jacob was exhausted from toiling for several decades at Laban's house.
He had come through a difficult life course to establish the land of
Canaan God had granted. Then he went looking for Esau in the country
of Edom, losing everything he had for the sake of carrying out the
will of Heaven, which had blessed him through the uplifted hands of
However, the homeland he returned to was not the original homeland in
which he could have had joy in his own time. It could not be the seat
of joy for him. Even as he was going back to see his homeland, for
which he felt affection, and his brother, Jacob was anxious and
worried. You must not forget that this is not a state of affairs only
Jacob, one individual, had to endure. This is a course all of humanity
The Jordan and Jabbok Rivers blocked the road that led to Jacob's
hometown. With the blessed land in front of him, Jacob could not
sleep. Instead, he had to pray shedding tears. The ancestors had left
behind this state of affairs. This was the situation of God, who was
conducting the providence of the heavenly principles. We should know
that Jacob felt this in his heart more deeply than anyone else.
This situation was not limited to Jacob's generation. It recurred in
the course of the history of the chosen Israelites. All the prophets
and sages who appeared in association with God's will had to bear this
kind of shimjung. In order to enter into the bosom of the Father, they
had to cross the hill of struggle with a barrier of darkness in front
of them. You should bear this in mind.
God granted the blessing through the hands of Isaac and urged Jacob to
abandon everything and go back to his homeland. Why could God not make
Jacob's path smooth? Why did He let the kind of heartless circumstance
develop in which He sent an angel and let the angel hurt Jacob? Why
did He not give a word of advice to Jacob who was appealing all night
before Heaven, bearing the will of the heavenly principles with a
fretful shimjung on the banks of the Jabbok River?
We should not forget today that this was an indescribable state of
affairs and a fretful shimjung of vicissitudes incomprehensible to
man. As he returned to see the homeland God had granted, Jacob's road
was a wilderness one. We must realize through the course Jacob walked
that there are twists and turns like this in the course we walk today.
Why could Heaven not help but pose these kinds of circumstances?
Needless to say, selecting one person and setting him up is the will
of God's providence. Yet establishing a foothold behind the scenes
through which people can push out Satan is a more important will of
providence. These are the kinds of ups and downs whereby God could
demolish a wall of turns and twists in the invisible world humans know
nothing about, but which God and Satan know well. In order to set up
such conditions, Heaven could not help but put Jacob through
extraordinary circumstances. You must understand this.
From the day he was blessed by Isaac until he returned to the homeland
where Esau lived, Jacob did not have one day of happiness. This shows
us that if a person receives God's blessing representing God's will,
he cannot but go through a life course of anxiety until he settles all
before Heaven and earth from the position of a sacrificial offering.
Because such a course of history remains, when you march forward today
bearing the responsibility, you will have to go to the enemy's world
as Jacob did and walk the course of struggle where you too fight alone
in a difficult environment.
If Jacob had fallen down exhausted in the course of the struggle, then
the name Israel would not have been given to him. The grace of
blessing through the name Israel would have had nothing to do with
Jacob. In order to attain the blessing Heaven had bestowed through the
hands of Isaac, Jacob rendered devoted service toward Heaven with a
burning shimjung that could overcome any difficulty or hardship. You
should understand that was how he built a victorious foothold after
fighting valiantly in a wrestling match with an angel at the Ford of
the Jabbok River.
The Content of "Israel" Which Jacob Received
You should know that Jacob was a representative heavenly soldier who,
centering on the word Heaven granted, walked the road of fierce
struggle not to lose it, even at the risk of his life.
What forewarned this? Ancestral Adam and Eve should have been obedient
to God's word to the end in order to bring in the day of hope.
However, they weren't. In order to restore this one fact through
indemnity, there had to be someone who would defend God's word to the
death, unlike Adam. You should understand that Jacob, who received the
call from Heaven, was exactly such a person.
Jacob came to be in the position of receiving a heavenly trial. He
never relaxed his mental vigilance for a moment. You should know this.
He firmly believed in the word of blessing from God and kept a firm
conviction not to retreat before the fight ended, even if he were to
lose an arm. Only after gaining victory in a battle like this was the
blessing of being named Israel granted. You should not forget that
this became the victorious foundation for the Israelites.
Why was Jacob placed in this kind of situation? This was on account of
the human ancestors, Adam and Eve, distrusting God's word and
betraying Him. Their descendants had to believe in God to the end
centering on the word, even if God forsook them. Because Jacob
maintained faith to the end, centering on the word from a position
like this, he was able to surmount all pretexts for Satan's ridicule.
If the angel had not appeared to Jacob, who was keeping vigil at the
side of the Jabbok River in place of God, Jacob would have had to
receive a trial from Satan. In order to reveal a representative too
trustworthy for Satan to ridicule, who could fight centering on the
word, God sent an angel to Jacob and let them fight all night long.
Harboring a will to fulfill absolutely the will that was bestowed upon
him, Jacob fought at the risk of his life to beat off the angel.
Before someone like this, Satan could not dare pose a pretext for
ridicule and could not make any excuses. Because this kind of victory
was attained on the banks of the Jabbok River, Heaven was able to
inspire Esau, who was the object of the second trial, and subjugate
him before Jacob. You should understand this.
The name of Israel, established through Jacob, and the base of Israel
established in recognition of Jacob's services were not to be
blessings for the one generation of Jacob. The name was for the
formulation of a national level, state level, and world level Israel
after the individual and family level Israel were started through
Jacob. Passing through the course of history, the descendants of Jacob
should have realized and believed that this was the will of God.
Yet the descendants of Jacob have gone along believing that the
blessing extended by virtue of Jacob belonged only to them. You should
know that today the Israelites, who were covered with the glory of
being chosen, are scattered without a trace of their former glory.
Moses' Love for the People
and the Course of Tribulation He Walked
Although Jacob had formed a family in Haran and moved forth
victoriously, there was yet another hill to cross: namely, the battle
with the angel on the banks of the Jabbok River. The descendants of
Jacob did not know this. In other words, the descendants of Jacob had
to go into Egypt and endure a nationwide trial in the bosom of the
Pharaoh for four hundred years. At this time, Moses appeared. By
winning the hearts of the Israelites, he stepped forward bearing the
responsibility of restoring the land of Canaan, promised to Jacob in
The Israelites had to prepare a nationwide victorious foothold in
Egypt resembling the victorious foothold of Israel Jacob had created
in his time. In other words, in spite of being utterly exhausted, the
Israelites had to establish a victorious foothold like that gained
from the battle with the angel on the banks of the Jabbok River in
enemy territory. They could not establish this. The Israelites forgot
they were standing in a position to pass through the heavenly trial
process on a nationwide level.
In order to regain the hearts of the people, Heaven set up Moses and
made him prepare for forty years in the palace of the Pharaoh
representing the people. He also had to go through a forty year course
of a shepherd's life in Midian. Because the Israelites in Egypt were
not able to attain the blessing that Jacob, the ancestor of the chosen
people, had attained in ancient times on the banks of the Jabbok
River, Moses had to leave for the wilderness to walk a nationwide
level course in order to regain their hearts.
In the same manner as Jacob went into the wilderness of Haran after
receiving the blessing meant for Esau, Moses came to bear the
responsibility to re-establish the blessing from God representing the
Israelites. As such, upon seeing the people fighting amongst
themselves, unable to unify, Moses expressed resentment. Upon seeing
the race being subjected to unjust treatment by aliens, he came to
fight at the risk of his life against that foreign nation.
The Israelites were to fight against Egypt by following Moses.
Instead, they chased him out. This is similar to when Jacob left his
homeland after receiving God's blessing. Jacob left the family of
blessing and went to a satanic family, Moses also left the people of
blessing in Egypt and started off on a forty year wilderness course in
Midian. Moses' leaving for the wilderness in this manner was not a
matter that pertained only to Moses, one individual.
Why could Moses not avoid a path like this? It was because the
victorious foothold Jacob had achieved representing God's shimjung had
disappeared. Moses felt more keenly than anybody the responsibility to
prepare this foothold again on a nationwide level. Moses prayed
ardently for the sake of the Israelites, who were experiencing toil
and moil in the bosom of an enemy. He prayed more than anyone. You
should feel Moses' shimjung to the marrow. He never forgot the
Israelites in their course of toil and moil, not even for one day, not
even for one moment.
Although he led a miserable and lonely life as a shepherd in the
wilderness, Moses forgot about his miserable conditions. Thinking of
the Israelites toiling under mistreatment by their enemies in Egypt,
Moses shed tears of sympathy. You must know this. Moses' lonely state
of affairs and his shimjung touched Heaven deeply. Because Moses was
concerned for the sake of Heaven and appeared as a representative
concerned for the chosen people, God called Moses again and dispatched
him to the palace of the Pharaoh.
This is just like Jacob's course when he went with all his belongings
to see Esau after toiling for twenty-one years at the house of Laban
in fear of Esau. You should understand that Moses walked a difficult
course like that of Jacob.
By setting up Aaron and Miriam, who represented the word, and by
showing the works of three great wonders, Moses stepped out to look
for the palace of the Pharaoh where Heaven commanded him to go.
What happened then? God did not provide a smooth path for Moses.
Instead, someone tried to kill him as he retired to rest. Again, this
is a course similar to that of Jacob. Moses had to go through the
circumstances of Jacob wrestling with an angel on the banks of the
Jabbok River, imperivous to his own injury. Moses was put in that same
situation by God. You should know that after going over this kind of
trial without a hitch, Moses met the chosen Israelites again and built
the altar of Israel on the nationwide level, representing God and the
The Responsibility of the Israelites
With Respect to Moses
What can we learn from all this? If the question is whether only our
ancestors, Jacob and Moses, must walk this kind of course and bear
this kind of responsibility, the answer is no, that is not the case.
Not only Jacob had to carry out the responsibility. All the members of
Jacob's family had to appeal to Heaven with a fretful shimjung and
bear the responsibility, even more so than Jacob. Nevertheless, the
family members of Jacob did not know this. This was the very point of
Moses stepped forth to look for the Israelites, trusting the word God
had declared in the Midian wilderness that even if heaven and earth
might change, His promise would not change. Moses appeared again
before the Israelites with a firm resolution and determination. There
were not only the trials from God; there was also opposition from the
Pharaoh's royal court, like the opposition Jacob received from Esau.
You may know it very well from the teachings of the Divine Principle,
but you will have to look again at the fact that the Israelites built
a nationwide level altar for the second time through subjugating
Pharaoh and by bringing down upon Egypt ten calamities, which
indemnified the fact that Jacob had been cheated ten times.
If God felt sorrow, what could have been the reason? If God felt
sorrow, that sorrow was not because the enemies were evil. It was
because the altar of the Israelites who had followed on the road of
God's toil had collapsed. You should realize that was the source of
God's sorrow, and it was the grief of humanity.
For Moses, who had to go into the land of Canaan leading the mass of
600,000 people, there were yet other trials barring his passage. These
were none other than the Red Sea course and the wilderness course.
What does this mean? It means that Moses had to pass through his
wilderness course of an ordeal on a nationwide level. Moses drove the
Israelites along toward this fate.
In the wilderness, the Israelites had to lift their hands if Moses
lifted his hands. If he sat, they had to sit. If he went, they had to
go. In other words, by becoming the second Moses, the mass of 600,000
people should have represented Moses and God. Instead, they forgot
about this. To put it another way, when God pulled them out of the
Pharaoh's court, the Israelites considered God to be their loving God
and they were grateful. Since there was a solemn promise yet to be
fulfilled, they expected Him to guide them as far as the land of
Why, then, did this people fall in the wilderness? It is because they
did not have the mind of Moses while living the life of wandering
shepherds for forty years in the wilderness. Moses had fought with a
heart of integrity for the sake of the chosen people God loved. If the
Israelites had had even a little bit of that heart, they would not
God wished to establish the blessing of Israel on a nationwide level.
His hope was for Moses and the people to become one. However, since
they became divided, the representative, Moses, also collapsed. As
Moses fell, the Israelites came to pieces. You should know this.
When the people came out to the wilderness and said they were hungry,
God fed them with quail and manna. Why did this same God let the
Amalekites attack the Israelites? This is because man had betrayed the
will of the heavenly principles. Whenever human beings attempt to seek
the will of the heavenly principles, there remains a providential
condition to be satisfied for God to strike from the opposite side.
For this reason, God could not help but attack the Israelites through
the Amalekites. You should understand that Heaven had this kind of
Moses should not have died, and the race should not have fallen and
collapsed. This happened because they failed to pass this test. Moses
had responsibility toward the race as a guardian, so even though he
had not erred himself, Moses built an altar of atonement for forty
days after climbing Mt. Sinai. He represented the race that had
distrusted, and he fasted and sacrificed in order to restore Israel,
which was on the brink of collapse.
If the Israelites had kept the qualification of being the chosen
people, then when Moses went up to Mt. Sinai with a grievous heart,
the mass of 600,000 people surrounding that mountain should have been
diligent in their prayers, saying, "Oh, God, please send our guardian
Moses back down to us." They should have appealed to Heaven without
sleeping and eating. However, there was no such person at all.
It was not for his own sake but for the benefit of the race that Moses
had to fast and pray. Yet because the people were not even dreaming
about it, they had no choice but to meet with destruction. Even though
Moses faced the peak of difficulty, like Jacob praying on the banks of
the Jabbok River, no one could lead the mass of 600,000 Israelites
into the right path in Moses' place. If even one such person had
emerged and led the nation, they would not have been in a difficult
position, but would have stayed in a comfortable place. Since that was
not the case, Satan took the people. This is the kind of path our
The Significance of the Trial and Ordeal
By again setting up guardians, Joshua and Caleb, who substituted for
Moses, the second generation was led into the land of Canaan. Once
inside the land of Canaan, the Israelites had to make material the
ideology of the sacred temple and be united into one with it. However,
since they could not, the Israelite people fell down. In the fullness
of time, the race which does not unify centering on the word will
inevitably be forsaken by God.
Adam and Eve could not become the masters of all creation. All of
creation was created through six periods centering on the word.
Therefore, when the time to cross the hill of the worldwide level came
after crossing the nationwide level hill of the restoration of all
creation, the trial of whether or not to erect the word of God will
inevitably take place in relation to the number six. The matter of
attacking Adam in place of the archangel will inevitably take place.
That is why six centuries before Jesus' coming, the Israelites were
tested as to whether they kept to the word of the Old Testament. When
the time came for the Israelites to spread the will throughout the
world, Heaven struck the people. This is the period when the
Israelites were taken captive in Babylon. Subsequently, this race,
which had betrayed God in the past, stood at a crossroads where they
had to settle the grave issue of whether or not to betray again.
Because they had betrayed Heaven, when this race came to cross the
hill of the new number six, Heaven could not help but allow Satan to
attack and strike. This is why God allowed the Babylonian captivity.
What should the Israelites have done at that time? Holding onto the
word God gave, entertaining the shimjung with which Moses looked out
for God's concerns and loved the nation even while wandering about in
the wilderness, they should have gone to the enemy country Babylon and
defended the word to the death. They should have been that kind of
race. Since they were not, the Israelites disintegrated.
The Israelites stood on the historical course to restore the standard
of the word on the second nationwide level centering on the Old
Testament. If they had kept the heart of integrity of being God's
chosen people, then even if they were taken captive in Babylon, a new
leader like Moses could have emerged to guide them onward.
After the lapse of six centuries, what took place? Just as Jacob
ignored Esau's being in the line of direct descent, and as Moses
ignored the chosen Israelites because of the will, Jesus came to the
earth and stepped forward ignoring the Old Testament, which was the
Esau-like word. The Israelites, who were in Esau's position and were
to welcome Jesus, could not receive him favorably. That's why the
realm of death on the worldwide level has been formed. You should
What kind of people were the Israelites? They resembled the archangel
who tested Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Five hundred years ago,
there was some attack upon the New Testament. The Renaissance,
centering on humanism, caused the feudalistic society centering on
Christianity to collapse. The sovereignty of the Papal court crumbled,
and it was destined to go through a period of captivity in Avignon,
owing to the attack of France. What does this explain? In the course
of restoration, the second Israelites should have been formed at the
time of Jesus. However, since Christianity, which bore the new mission
of the second Israel, could not fulfill its mission, Christianity was
struck on the worldwide level. You know this very well from study of
The Pope had to repent before Heaven and entertain the heart of
integrity that God had established. By upholding this will until the
final days, he was to arrive at today. Then at the time of the final
days, what will the Popes have to do? They should understand that the
established word and denominations will be in the position of Esau,
and they will stand in the position of the Israelites.
God's Hope Regarding Christian Believers
If God had a hope, what would that hope be? God's hope is to restore
the chosen Israelites, who were revived to represent the lost, fallen
humanity of this world. You must understand the providential will of
Heaven in wishing to restore the Israelites. Where did the Israelites
who were established through Jacob and Moses disappear to 2,000 years
ago? They became enemies of Jesus. Jesus' course was such that he had
to establish the Israelites and the Jewish nation as the foothold for
restoration of the world. Centering on this foothold, he should have
unfolded a lightning war for the restoration of Canaan on the
worldwide level. However, because of his death, Jesus was put in the
same situation as Moses. That is why today's Christianity has been
cast into a wilderness age. Like the Israelites who lost their master,
Christianity continues on a wilderness course.
Jesus should have restored the chosen, second Israel and the Jewish
people should have restored the worldwide level land of Canaan
centering on him. Where did the chosen Israelites who bore this sort
of responsibility disappear to? Where did Judaism go? With the
disappearance of the Israelites, the disappearance of the Jewish
denomination, the disappearance of an individual Israel like a Jacob
or Moses, and the disappearance of the family of Israel, Jesus'
situation became pitiful, and he died.
Jesus did not die because he wanted to. The established theologians
today are under the false impression that Jesus could not help but
die. After being pursued by the nation and denomination, being cursed
by the family and betrayed by the twelve and finally even the three
disciples, there was no place whatsoever for Jesus to go other than to
God did not send Jesus to have him live his thirty-odd years of life
in misery. Jesus was sent as the Crown Prince of Heaven and as the
master throughout heaven and earth. He alone represented the ideology
of creation. God's loving, beloved son, did not experience hardship
due to his own wrongdoing. Because of the ignorance of the race, the
denomination, the society and the family, Jesus walked the road of
Where would the Israel Jesus was looking for be amongst us, we who
committed the historical sin of killing Jesus! You must appeal with
your very heart. Where would the denomination that Jesus was looking
for be! You should pray with your very heart. You should understand
that Jesus came to this earth 2,000 years ago and looked for the
Israelites and such a denomination.
Jesus died because the chosen first Israel rejected him. For that
reason, by erecting the Christians who believe in him as the second
Israel and spreading them throughout the world, Jesus is again trying
to make things right. Now is the time.
What kind of mission do the Christians spread all over the world have?
Because Israel, which was established after being chosen in advance,
was lost because of rejecting and crucifying Jesus, the course for the
construction of the second Israel has been left for today's Christians
What kind of situation are the worldwide Christian believers placed
in? It is time for them to unite into one denomination centering on a
person resembling Jesus' twelve disciples or Jesus' three special
disciples. Since Christianity has lost this organization, it is facing
a matter of grave concern. By having each of their positions
determined in an organization of ranks centering on the twelve tribal
chiefs and seventy elders, the mass of 600,000 people could have
passed through the wilderness course. However, the Christians
throughout the world, who bear the mission of the second Israel, do
not have such ranks today.
Jesus died because the twelve disciples who represented twelve ranks
and the three disciples could not fulfill their responsibility.
Christianity throughout the world should realize that the time is near
to unite by formulating twelve denominations centering on the world's
most prominent ones.
What life is Jesus leading now? Because Jesus did not attain all of
Heaven's will on this earth, in the same manner that Jacob and Moses
had to lead the lives of shepherds, Jesus too lives the life of a
shepherd in the spirit world. Since he has been praying for you
without rest upon arriving at the spirit world, his life is like that
of a shepherd.
What has Jesus done in the spirit world? After gathering the people
who died believing in him throughout the course of the 2,000 years
since his death, Jesus established the second Israel in the spirit
world to replace the one which had been lost. This is paradise. The
first Israel who tried to kill Jesus was lost. In accordance with the
principle of restoration through indemnity, after his resurrection,
Jesus restored the first Israel in spirit by gathering the faithful
believers who had come forth seeking him. Those restored people in
spirit world are in the state called paradise.
The Qualification of the Master
of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth
How is the world of paradise constructed? The spiritual people in
paradise have been left with the unsatisfied condition to establish a
foothold that welcomes Jesus on the earth, having received the
blessing of being the first Israel. Therefore, all spiritual people in
heaven are fated, through returning to the earth, to restore through
indemnity the fact that the first Israel rejected Jesus. They must do
this by setting up the presently living Christians to represent the
blessing of the second Israel and then uniting with these people. You
must understand this. Today's Christians do not understand this.
What kind of time is the final days? Just as when foreign nations were
attacking the Jewish people who believed in the word of the Old
Testament, there will come a time to strike the Christians who believe
in the word of the New Testament. That is why secular humanism is
striking Christianity. Likewise, even in the midst of Christianity
being struck, there must come forth one religious denomination that
can hold onto the word. That denomination must be a reformative one.
During Moses' course, when the time came to attend the holy temple
after attending the tabernacle, the Israelites did not know that there
was a trial yet to be endured, the trial of having to fight in union.
During the transition from the age of attending the holy temple to the
age of having to complete the holy temple of a substantial entity, a
cosmic battle had to take place. Because this battle could not be
stopped, today it has expanded worldwide.
In the same manner, you should have the holy temple of the substantial
entity ready in the final days. What do you have to do after attaining
the holy temple of the substantial entity? You should build the
kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Because of their fall, humankind lost the word. Therefore, the word of
the Old and New Testaments came out and guided mankind in the right
direction. Now the new word will come out and restore the people who
are unified with that word into substantial entities. The age of
feudalism was the period of putting God first in importance. Then the
Reformation came into being. Owing to that, man stopped thinking of
putting God first in importance and instead came to think of the
possibility of uniting with God. Mankind has passed through this kind
of course; now it has come to the age of restoring the holy temple of
the substantial entity.
What should you do from here? After passing through this time of
centering on the New Testament, the ideology of the Completed
Testament will appear on the worldwide level. When that happens, you
must become masters who can embrace the world, the representatives of
Jesus. To be a master of the kingdom of Heaven on earth, you must
become the holy temple of the substantial entity. After that, you must
become a master who is acclimatized to the surroundings. To become
this, you must go through a course of ideological revolution.
What form would that course take? Since history will reap what was
sown today, in the worldwide-level final days, men of faith with
established concepts and doctrines will stand in a position where all
could betray Heaven. Who are they? They are the people standing in a
position like the archangel's. In the same manner as the archangel
seduced Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, in this age of the final
days, there will inevitably appear a time when spiritual denominations
resembling the archangel will emerge and oppose God's will.
As we realize that God unfolds the providence of restoration in
accordance with principles of this kind, what must we do to become the
chosen Israelites in these final days? You must make up your mind. You
must make a resolution. What kind of people will you have to become?
You must fill the place of Jacob. You should become a person who
represents Jacob who, having gone through a twenty year course, fought
with faith on the banks of the Jabbok River. You should become a man
who can represent Moses, who walked on appealing to Heaven, holding
the Israelites together in the wilderness course. You should be like
Jesus as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, worried about Israel,
which represented world humanity.
The Position of Christians Faced
With the End of the World
Now then, second Israel, scattered all over this world! Where can you
go? The time has come when Christians of the world should appeal to
Heaven. In the same manner as the distressed Israelites wandered about
looking for a leader, asking who could guide them to the promised,
blessed land of Canaan while in the enemy court of the Pharaoh.
Christians today also will have to look for the ranks and tribes to
which they belong.
The established church will collapse. Only when that happens will it
be possible to divide into twelve ranks. Try your utmost to stop it.
Because Christianity must go through the fate of the worldwide level
restoration by forming ranks, even if it controls a nation, the time
will come when Christianity will lose its prestige before the society,
family, and even before the individual.
The Israelites formed ranks just before leaving for the wilderness.
They waited until the last minute, not carrying out the rank formation
when they were in Egypt. The time has come for world-famous
Christianity to start the formation of ranks, because the Second
Coming for the sake of the restoration of Canaan on the worldwide
level is near.
If before his death Jesus had arranged for every man of faith to be
able to belong to a tribe by having formed ranks on the earth centered
on Peter, John, James, and the other disciples, Christianity would not
be in confusion today. The time to get this under control is near. The
time may come when it is possible to attest to all by setting up one
group who has received rejection from the bottomost position. You
never know. The Unification Church may be just that kind of a church.
Today, in Korean Christianity, a new denomination has emerged
centering on some miracle worker called either Elder Nah or Elder
Park. This denomination is breaking the church apart now. This kind of
thing happens because the rank formation has to be made. What would be
the matter of concern left unresolved here? It is the concept of
established doctrine. This is an enemy before God. The concept of
those with established doctrine is, "Since I am an elder son like
Esau, I should get God's blessing." This kind of petty thought should
be discarded. One little mistake and you will insist upon this and
easily become like the Israelites who rejected Jesus.
Since we have reached the end of history, how can we get over this
barrier now? Who is going to be the enemy? The archangel was the
closest person to Adam in the Garden of Eden, and he became the enemy.
When Jesus came as the second Adam to restore Adam, the high priests
of Judaism who corresponded to the archangel type in the spiritual
world were his worst enemies. Because they attacked Jesus after
inheriting what the archangel did for the second time, they should go
In the final days today, teaching professionals will strike Heaven by
becoming archangels before the Lord of the Second Coming. However,
even if put in this kind of circumstance, the historical fate will go
over, uninfluenced by the environment. Who is to walk this kind of
road? Men of mission must emerge who are like prophets and can speak
the new word and reveal the new end. However, they will receive
rejection before the established denomination and therefore will move
onto a new stage.
What kind of age is coming at the same time? The age of attack from
the spiritual world will come. In a similar way as the archangel
harassed Jacob on the banks of the Jabbok River and attacked Moses and
Jesus, in the fateful age of the close of the world, all men on earth
will oppose. Even Heaven's attacks will come.
The Faith that Can Cast Off
the Yoke of Satan's Ridicule
Jesus said, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46).
This was because, as the hero of the restoration of the whole
universe, Jesus had to indemnify the fact that Adam, who represented
the universe, had betrayed Heaven. Because in this situation Jesus
said, "I know God," even as God was saying, "I don't know you," he was
able to bring about spiritual resurrection. You must be aware that
this kind of crucial historical moment is left for you to overcome
too. Since you feel that the world's fateful close is infiltrating
into the realm of your life today, you should understand that this is
advance notice of the time when Moses and the race were to unite. This
is advance notice of the age when Moses and Pharaoh fought against
Where did God's sorrow originate? You should understand that God feels
sorrow not because those leaders did something wrong. It was their
followers who made God sad by their mistakes.
What is the purpose of your walking the road others do not know about,
this road that others do not walk? By becoming one rank, God can
operate. After putting your strength together and uniting, you should
become a successor who defends the footsteps of Moses to the death. He
had a tough struggle in relation to the will of the heavenly
principles. He forgot about himself to the extent of not noticing
whether he ate or starved. You also must become the successor of
Jacob. As Jesus' successor, following in his footsteps, you must
fulfill the mission. This is the condition that enables the faithful
believers in the final days to enter into the realm of the chosen
Because Jesus knew this kind of principle, he said the one who wished
to live would die, and the one who wished to die would live. In other
words, if you wish to subjugate Satan, you must step over even death
centered on God. Only when man can step forward without being shaken
even if Heaven betrays him, constantly faithful, will Satan separate
from him. Then he will be able to escape from all conditions of
Now you must understand that after spiritually erecting the Christian
believers scattered around the world as a second Israel to replace the
first Israel that was lost, Heaven will construct the third Israel
where these are all made one by uniting.
Therefore, you today must become ancestors of the third Israel like
Abraham. You must become ancestors like Jacob and Moses, who was the
representative of the race. You must become the representative of the
third Israel like Jesus, who is the world's representative.
Furthermore, as you look back at the course of the history of God's
providential restoration, you should know that you should become the
individual and race, the state and the world that can comfort God,
overcoming Satan, who ridiculed Heavenly Father in the past.
What is Satan? He is a traitor rejecting God. Yet even Satan does not
dislike God. That's why God cannot help but reciprocate with Satan.
Satan, too, likes God. Because this kind of condition exists, it could
not but take a long time of 6,000 years. In the position of being fond
of God, Satan says things like, "Please set me up and allow me to
govern the whole universe as it was willed to be governed through
Adam. Then I will absolutely obey God."
Through confronting God, Satan has been working to attain His
affirmation. He will try to stand in the position where, by objecting
to the will of the providence to the end, he will force affirmation to
Even a treacherous subject who relies on the strength of a loyal
subject dislikes the king. But this treacherous subject is asking to
be heard, after eliminating the loyal subject
Because the whole world is inside the realm of Satan, if this
acknowledgment is given, then it is possible that the whole world can
be returned before God. Then why can't God do it? The rule of Heaven
cannot be broken. Since God is the God of law, He cannot run counter
to order. For this reason, even if He has to endure all kinds of
trouble, God does not acknowledge Satan. He tells man, after setting
him up before Satan who controls the world, to stop Satan who
ridicules Him. This has been God's fretful shimjung.
If a man appears who stops Satan from making ungrounded accusations,
Satan will not be able to be critical of God. If a master appears who
brings out and restores the heavenly principle that the archangel is
to be governed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, all Satans will
have to succumb. Attaining that does not mean to go to God's royal
seat in the spiritual world, as in the case of Jesus. It means
establishing such a day on earth. The time to establish a day like
this is the age of the Second Coming.
You should not stand now in Satan's position, which is to offer
opposition. You should follow the footsteps of God, who toiled for
6,000 years. You who are faced with the final days today should
experience the shimjung of God, who toiled in the course of
restoration from Adam's age, the first start of God's eternal world,
until today. You should follow after God. In spite of being faced with
a fate of this kind, you are not even dreaming about it. That means
the situation is serious.
The Way to Win Satan's Trial
There should be a chosen Israel of Heaven who can say, "God! Please
receive glory through me and take rest." Jacob, Moses, and Jesus
represented this kind of mission. Only if you become someone who can
fight against Satan, after inheriting the struggle that God has had
with Satan, will the decisive sovereignty of Israel be set up before
Heaven. Therefore, we should bring the war that defamed God to a
conclusion. Because no objection can be raised, the war will be
concluded. The time when we have to start the construction of the
third Israel centering on such people will have to come. The struggle
of having to attack the blessed land of Canaan, which was their own
homeland, was left to be carried out by the Israelites who were in the
land of Egypt in Moses' age. In Jesus' age, the struggle of having to
build the blessed land of the worldwide level Canaan centering on the
Israelites was left to be carried out. To those of us who have to
build the third Israel today, a fierce battle to accomplish it in
union has been left to be carried out.
What kind of people must you be today? At the time of the re-
organization of the new Israelites, as the chosen people who will be
put up before God in association with Heaven, you should willingly
become a member of one trio, a platoon leader, a commander of a
company, a regiment and a division. Who is going to be the commander
of these heavenly soldiers? This is the problem. The time will surely
come when this has to be done. In the end of history, all things will
be united into one world. Because a mass of people want the
unification of thought, and the world on earth is in need of a
unification ideology, the time of unification when it is possible to
be well-informed of the heavenly ideology will surely come.
What has happened in the course of history up until this time? If two
got into a fight, the one with a bit more goodness would win. That is
the principle. What is going to happen if the world on earth goes into
the realm of one ideology? Whatever has a bit more goodness than the
earth will win. This is the age when the spiritual world will attack
the earth. For that reason, many kinds of diseases of the nervous
system crop up, unnamed neuroses and whatnot. There is no medicine for
this. For these kinds of problems you need the tonic of heaven and
The time has come for the spiritual world to attack the earth for the
sake of the ideology which can get heaven and earth in harmony. It is
the time when men on earth should substitute for God's will on earth.
In order to become one, there will surely be a battle. The time of
becoming one world after fighting between two sides is the very time
of judgment when Heaven unifies by becoming the center. Likewise, in a
situation like this, where the spiritual world is attacking the earth,
the Lord of the Second Advent is to come with the mission of supreme
commander representing the earth.
You who are about to start the course of constructing the third
Israel! What do you have to do? You will be able to free yourselves
only if you get to know the law of the spiritual world. You have to
know the set-up of its chain of command. The army of a nation must
know the password that is being used among its own army in order not
to be attacked by its own during the fighting.
Now is the time when the password of Heaven is being heard. Now is the
age of communication in code. It is the age of communication in the
providential code, the historical code, the period code, the
humanistic code, and the mission code. In addition, it is the age in
which, through a code like this, connection can be made, the operation
plan can be carried out, and the ideology of unification on earth can
Today the established churches raise objections, uttering the names of
such as Elder Park, Elder Nah, the Unification Church, calling them a
gang of heretics. We can take that. Modern times are such that science
is discussing the age of the cosmos. This is the kind of age when an
artificial sun is made. Since we have arrived at this kind of age, we
should not hold fast to antiquated religious concepts. The one
comprehensive Unificationism that can stand up and step over this will
have to emerge.
There is a short-wave mechanism that can decode a secret code. If
there is one with the short-wave mechanism who can decipher God's
secret, he will become victorious. For that reason, when the spiritual
world comes down attacking the earth, the method of war will be
different. The war will definitely take place, but I don't know its
limits. When a war of this kind takes place on the earth,
conscientious people at that time will have to be mobilized.
The Way to Become the Ancestor of the Third Israel
Now you must understand that, in preparation for this one day in the
final days, history has unfurled until today, sacrificing
conscientious, good people. Today, we who are faced with the fateful
fall, should look for and enter the last, unitary world of ideology
and be able to sacrifice everything. Then we should become true
heavenly sons and daughters who, riding upon Jesus' shoulder, can
confidently say, "God, please take charge of me." God also wishes to
see sons and daughters of this kind appear.
You should heed that the mission to unravel all things in the world of
paradise and introduce heavenly life does not rest on Jesus or God. It
rests upon you today in the final days. A representative must emerge
who can take on all the operational plan in place of Jesus and fight
on behalf of God and fulfill the responsibility. Only then can God and
Jesus be liberated. With this kind of cosmic mission in front of you,
you should find and move forward on the course of the triumphant
For that purpose, you should find your leader and the rank to which
you belong. Also, you should know what kind of position you are in
before Heaven. You should become representatives of Moses, Abraham,
Jacob, and Jesus, who are unchanging. You must become someone who can
receive a respectful bow from Satan along with praise, saying, "Yes,
you are God's son (or daughter) who has the qualification to be able
to return glory before God on behalf of the ideology of the creation."
When you get to command Satan, you will then be able to stand before
God representing the ideology of the holy temple on the worldwide
level of the garden of Heaven on earth.
Before that happens, you will face one big, fierce battle. Various
denominations will attack you. You will be tested spiritually. As God
struck Moses, you too will have this kind of course. As the race
betrayed Moses, such a course lies before you too. As Jesus was
forsaken on the cross by Heaven, such will happen to you too. As Jesus
was betrayed by the race, such a course will lie before you. Knowing
this, you should not be dispirited when it happens.
God's will is not easy; it is extremely difficult. For that reason,
you should not fall down in the course of battle, even when receiving
extremely heartrending objections, bearing on your back the worldwide
level agitation. Until the world and heaven and earth find one unitary
point, you should move forth, fighting continuously.
In this process, please don't bewail your fate like the Israelites
bewailed the lack of food and water in the wilderness after leaving
Egypt. Please don't complain about no one giving you recognition.
Please consider it to be the best thing if you have found and held
onto one leader who understands you and who is like Moses. By grabbing
and holding only onto God and Jesus, who understand you, and by
believing that this is the best thing, if you hold onto that man even
if everyone rejects you, you will then inherit what that man is to
attain. Only then will you be able to participate in God's glory with
the qualifications for being the chosen people of the third Israel.
Then you will be able to be the man of God's glory. At the same time,
you will be the man of historical glory who represents the ideology of
the whole universe. Only if we appear before Heaven representing the
world as glorious sons and daughters will God be able to take a rest
for the first time.
We will not receive such blessing as the angel gave to Jacob. We will
receive the blessings God planned to bestow upon Jesus by personally
lifting His hands. In other words, God will bless you who are restored
in the final days to be His sons and daughters who represent Jesus,
the heroes of the eternal third Israel. He will bless you for the
first time to be substantial beings of happiness, glory and beauty
that Heaven can rejoice about eternally.
Likewise, by penetrating into the sphere of God's love through Jesus'
love, if you attain God's love, you will then be able to become the
ancestor of the third Israel. You must understand this for certain.
While the rank formation has been done in the name of the second
Israel in the spiritual world, Christianity, which is spread
throughout the world today, has not been able to accomplish it.
Father! Please awaken this race, which is asleep. By awakening the
sleeping Christians of the world, formulate the ranks which can
replace the blessing of the second Israel on the earth in order that
the spiritual world may become one. Please grant us the right of being
the chosen people, able to build the third Israel on the worldwide
Please allow us to inherit the heavenly mission to go forward as far
as the world through the tribe organized in rank, through the race and
through the state. Allow us to inherit the course on which Moses
fought. After we inherit the course on which Jesus fought, please
allow us to repulse Satan's reproaches and slanders. Going further,
allow us to be able to attend the Father. Please grant us the Father's
glory. Father, I pray this sincerely from the bottom of my heart.
I ardently pray that You will raise these people to be sons and
daughters of happiness who, after receiving the word delivered today,
can overcome the tribulation of the chosen people Israel, whom God
selected. Please allow these people to accomplish the course of the
restoration of the worldwide level Canaan. Now, in the course of the
fight with Satan, please allow us to unite and win the victory. Please
allow us not to betray the will of Jesus, who is like one center.
Please allow us not to make the center suffer.
We know that the race was the one that betrayed Moses, yet Heaven
needed them for the purpose of constructing Israel. Now, ardently
soliciting that You will allow us to be sons and daughters who will
not let Heaven worry and who will more than accomplish the estate of
the third Israel, I prayed all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.