REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Oh, Where Shall I Go?
Former Church Headquarters
January 18, 1959
Compassionate Father, since we have again come in Your presence with
wounds and injured souls from the past week, we sincerely request that
You spread Your loving hands, embrace our bodies and minds, and grant
Your words of love and admonition to our hearts. Father, on this third
holy day of the new year, let our hearts stay in Your shimjung. Let our
bodies be embraced in Your bosom.
Beloved Father, we sincerely desire that You allow us to share joy with
You this year, to live in the realm of Your hope, and to fight against
Satan, representing You. As we come to understand Your historical course
as You sought us with Your ideal, love, life and glory of goodness,
we cannot help confessing openly that we are a shameful tribe in sight
of You. We sincerely desire and hope, Father, You will not rescind Your
heart of goodness and that You come to us and admonish us. Allow us to
understand that this is the time when life and death are hovering over
each of our lives, and we hang in the balance.
We have realized that we should become living sacrifices who offer
their minds and bodies to You. Since we know that at this time we
must consecrate our current lives from our lives of the past, Father,
we earnestly desire and hope that we can offer our entire bodies and
minds to You at this time and receive Your acknowledgment once again.
If You look at us with great expectation, we can only disappoint
You. Yet based on our historical, blood relationship with You, please
forgive us and personally visit us at this time. Although our strength
falls short, we have prostrated ourselves before You to become one and
fight against Satan. We hope that our pleas and bows can be pleasing to
You. Since we know that, unless You deal with us directly, we all will
be dragged away to Satan, we sincerely desire and hope that You will
directly dominate us at this time.
Please personally admonish and command Your sons and daughters who
are gathered here. We know that we must take the responsibility to fight
for the sake of Heaven. Father, now the beloved young sons and daughters
are living together in Your presence. Please allow them to experience
the shimjung of Heaven and to understand the footsteps of those who have
worked to fulfill Your Will. Furthermore, Father, we sincerely hope and
desire that by letting them see the battles Your sons and daughters have
fought, You will make them the sons and daughters who can understand
heavenly things, the sons and daughters Heaven cannot forsake for all
They have the responsibility to find the brothers and sisters who
are scattered in all directions. We know that many of Your sons and
daughters are piling up desperate prayers upon bloody altars in hiding,
yet they are being trampled upon. Please look after them. Since we
know that You gathered them to bestow the heavenly mission upon them,
Father, separate them eternally from the satanic world and embrace
them forever. Please allow them to become complete by fulfilling the
responsibility of priests in charge of Your glorious altar.
Father, we cannot repay Your blessing nor do we have anything to give
You. Father, you have taught us to pity and befriend the lonely and to
forgive the sinful. Please forgive us, and do not abandon us in such a
position. We sincerely hope and desire this.
Father, you know our hearts. Since You know that there are sons and
daughters in lonely places struggling with longing for You, have pity
on all because of them. They must be hoping for Your forgiveness and
guidance at this time, so we sincerely hope and desire that You grant
them blessing after blessing and outstretch Your compassionate hand.
Father, bless the countless numbers of slumbering people. Bless the
nation of thirty million, which is in deep lamentation. Bless the Korean
churches, fighting in a myriad of factions, not knowing the correct
way. Make them raise the flag of life. Make them the children who can
accept heavenly admonition, even the crack of Your whip. We sincerely
hope for this.
Whether we come or go, we are responsible to become sacrifices. Guide
us to understand the shimjung with which You give us such a
responsibility. With humanistic thinking, we often do not welcome such a
life of sacrifice. Guide us to understand the responsibility of overcoming
all such conditions and to go on today, tomorrow, ten years from now,
and even up the hill of death. Please allow us never to become exhausted,
frustrated or hesitant until we have walked the path to the end. Father,
we sincerely desire this.
Please personally receive our bows today. Since we know that the
lonely brothers and sisters in the country are deeply praying on their
knees without pastors at this time, please guide us not to betray their
tearful prayers and sincerity. Father, we earnestly hope and desire this.
We sincerely ask You to make us a people who can communicate heart
to heart and shimjung to shimjung; who can handle everything and share
Your concerns. We hope that You will fill the remaining hour with Your
guidance. We pray in the name of the Lord.
Father, we know well that many people have struggled on a deeply
woeful course in history to find You, even though they did not know the
way. Father, Your existence seems likely, yet improbable. You seem to
exist in history and yet cannot be recognized as existing for certain. We
behold this Father with an intensely grieved heart. You seem to exist
in our hearts, and yet You are insubstantial.
We know well that You created the whole cosmos with the ideal of
goodness and gave an amazing blessing to humans in that You gave us
true consciences and enabled us to experience the ideal of goodness
through our intellects, emotions and wills. We know well, however, that
it is undeniable that Your substantial existence is felt in the temporal
limitations of the moment.
Whenever we long for Your image in our hearts, we cannot help being
seized by an unknowable sorrow. We cannot help lamenting over the misery
of our existence. Father, You led us to this state. We know that this
is Your historical operation of the heart to lead us to eternal life.
We want to know the Father, who came to us through our shimjung
and who was the heart behind the scenes of history, unbeknownst to us,
trying to structure history into one substantial ideal. We are sincerely
longing to establish Your heart as the ideal of our lives. Since we do
not clearly know the value of Your substantial existence, we do not know
the value of our daily lives. We are in a miserable position of having
to struggle today and tomorrow. Father, have pity on us. Have pity on
each of us, wandering about on the boundary of death.
Father, now we know that the time has come when You must spread Your
hands of love. The wave of that love should reach our environments and our
world of shimjung. It is time to regain Your authority of shimjung. The
authority is Yours alone. We know that the time has come to wage a
war centering on the heart. Please give us the magnanimity with which
to open closed hearts. Now is the time when we should become sons and
daughters prepared to bow down to You. Enable us to hear You knocking
on the doors of our hearts, to see Your hands before us. We sincerely
hope and desire this.
We know that we must continue through the remaining ground of
sorrow and the wall of grudges, the showdown and war of the last days.
Father, grant strength, ability and Your substantial presence to Your
sons and daughters who know this. Allow us to cut the dashing figure
of a heavenly soldier who can go through all suffering and battles.
Allow us to become noble and confident sons and daughters in exercising
the authority of judgment, according to Your decisions. Beloved Father,
we earnestly hope and desire this.
Since You are the one who blessed the chosen people, we know that You
will bring it to pass. We know that the root of our heart is goodness, and
our heart moves through goodness. We know that the purpose of goodness,
history and the providence is to become one, centered on You. Please
allow the pinnacle of the ideal, adored by the spirit of goodness, to
bear fruit. Let us establish ourselves that we may persistently continue
to become the ideal itself. Father, we sincerely hope and desire this.
Please allow us to know where our hearts are and where our bodies are
moving. Allow our hearts to concentrate all our energy on longing for
You and adoring goodness. Allow our bodies to call out to You, struggling
to grasp goodness and holding onto the hands of hunger and thirst.
We know that the 6,000 years was the process of holding onto You and
pleading with You. Beloved Father, we sincerely hope and desire that,
at this time, You allow us to bow to You with our honest selves, confess
all, and receive Your guidance.
Father, have pity on the sons and daughters gathered here. Since
this is a time to offer a sacrifice to You, allow heaven, all saints,
all people, and all things to lower their heads. When the Israelites
made an offering to You, You lowered Your head to look it over, and all
people and all things on the earth also lowered their heads. We hope
that we can unconsciously lower our heads at this time and humbly seek
the grace of compassion. Thus, we sincerely hope and desire that You
personally come here, accept our offering and guide us.
Since You are the one who drives us to the path that is rejected by
others, the road that is difficult to walk, You become responsible for
this path. We have not been moved by a human heart nor dragged along by
a human situation. Rather, we have been attracted to this place by an
irresistible power of the heart. Guide us never to become lax.
Since we are ignorant of Your words of urgency and advice, apply
shocks of power to us hour by hour so that we may realize the Words and
move in their direction. Father, we sincerely hope and desire that no
one will drop out of the process of moving toward You.
We sincerely hope and desire that You allow us to yield all we have to
You, never staining Your altar, bowing down to You with all our hearts
in offering sacrifices to You. If we still have our own philosophy,
understanding or concepts, please remove them all at this time. Allow
us to be the children who can submit all our possessions to You with
the heart of a child. Allow us to receive them back and boast of them
before Satan on the earth. Father, we sincerely hope and desire this.
Now we are about to receive the words. Please be with us. We sincerely
hope and desire that since You will give many words of guidance, we will
not disappoint Heaven after we hear them. Please allow the hearts of
the giver and of the receivers to become one now. We sincerely ask that,
at this time, we may return to the heart of a child sucking milk in its
mother's bosom. We pray all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Today we do not know clearly whether God exists or not; yet, we have
a destiny which we cannot help living. As such, we always seek that which
is better. This will continue until the end of history. Your descendants
also will go this way. You will not be able to deny it.
Human Beings Lament in Ignorance
If we have to go toward a certain purpose anyway, we should think
carefully about in what direction we should proceed, how we should live,
how we should act, and what opinion we should have concerning good
Although you may want to resolve all these complicated problems, one
by one, considering the reality of the world, if there is an available
road to retreat, you will feel a strong urge to take it. You will feel
that, if you look at the world, it is not the environment you desire.
If you look at the society in which you live, it is not the society of
well-being your heart desires. As the flow of the social environment
and the generations becomes more complicated, we cannot help worrying
about our future in that society.
The world is complicated; yet, today the movement of religious groups
leading the world of the spirit through ideals is more complex. Thus,
although you feel attracted to these religions in heart, it is difficult
for you to follow them.
Since we are entangled in these complicated situations, we are unable
to move, although our hearts and bodies desire to do so. We come to
realize that we are able to grieve over ourselves, because we cannot
move in the direction of our heart's desires.
Thus, if people do not criticize themselves while they are alive,
they will have to criticize themselves after death, in front of the whole
cosmos. Religion explains that such a place is hell, where no one wants
Since we are in a position where we cannot refuse to go, we have
managed to walk this path and come to this place. When Heaven wants to
see the value of your having come to this place by yourself, what do you
have to show? You can only breathe a sigh of regret over your past life.
We are in such a position, whether we look at our past, present
or future. Our heart is thirsty for the final ideal and the highest
happiness. When will they come to pass, overcoming our contradictory
selves and the world? If there are true young people who realize such
facts and are shocked in their hearts, they will become consumed with
a sense of mission to resolve the contradictions. They then will enter
into a realm where they even lose their attachment to life.
You cannot eliminate all the sins from your body and give up your
sinful body and take the lowliest position. How then will you overcome
this contradiction? Something is grabbing your heart and directing it
toward a certain ideal. All of humankind stumbles on this point. You
should know that all of humankind and all things, all that exists
in heaven and earth, are stuck in this process. You cannot deny that
humankind is like this.
From the day you acknowledge this, you will hear the plea of your
grieving and weeping heart, asking where you should go. Thus, the topic
I want to speak to you about today is "Oh! Where Shall I Go?"
Our Ancestors' Hope in Us
We know that everything around us today has gone through a fallen
course of history. The people who surround us today are living in a
fallen reality. Based on the reality, it is possible to predict that
fallen history will continue.
How can we explain the fall, which occurred in the past, exists
in the present, and will be projected into the future? You know well
that, during the long period of the 6,000 years until now, although our
ancestors tried hard to avoid it through countless efforts and sacrifices,
fallen history continued. You also know well that in the present age, many
people are anxiously struggling to avoid the effects of this sinful world.
I have been living in such a world in the past and am living in it
at present. As I reflect upon myself, I cannot deny that the resentment
of my ancestors moves in my heart. A sad feeling flows due to the shock
of living in the present world. If there is a connection that arouses
yearning in us, what will it be?
Now is the time to yearn for our ancestors, who fought their way
through the fallen course of history with sad hearts. It is time to
yearn for our comrades in the present, who are struggling with sorrowful
hearts to escape the realm of death, suffering and the fall. Hence,
if we are to long for the past, we should not long for the historical
facts; rather, we should yearn for the shimjung of the ancestors who
were fighting with true faith against the historical tragedy.
What spirit did our ancestors possess that they could work for the
sake of removing the historical tragedy? What spirit do our ancestors
seek to instill in us today? Who are the comrades fighting to establish
tomorrow's foundation of goodness, carrying the hope of the future and
overcoming all the troubles of the present?
It is undeniable that those who cannot revive such a heart will
betray the connections of history and of the age, and will destroy the
future. You are standing in such a position today.
When an ancestor appears and asks you, "Do you know me?" what answer
will you give? On the other hand, when you face a brother fighting against
this sinful world in this age, he will ask you, "What words can you say
to me?" He will say, "I am fighting under persecution for the sake of the
path of tomorrow. What words of advice can you give me?" The question is,
what answer will you give to the voices of the past, the present and the
future? Furthermore, although I hear the ancestors' words and understand
their shimjung, things remain for which knowing is not enough.
There are situations that cannot be resolved by the situation of the
age, and there are situations that cannot be resolved by the situation of
the future. In other words, the sorrow of history remains, the sorrow of
the age remains, and the sorrow of the future looms. Realizing that such
sorrow remains, we should keep in mind that we must speak representing
our ancestors, the people of the present, and our descendants.
If our ancestors do not have a descendant who will take this
responsibility, then they will lament, even if they themselves have
accomplishments. The ancestors who fought for the sake of the Will,
who were stricken with the shimjung of sorrow, who were consumed with
the shimjung of resentment for the sake of Heaven have one hope in us
today. If we fail to possess this shimjung, their sorrow will deepen.
You should know that this will be the same in the present and the future.
Today's Believers Should Excel in Shimjung
Beyond the Faithful Ancestors of the Past
The course of restoration speaks. The sorrowful history began in Adam's
family, and the ancestors who served the providence of restoration went
through a woeful course. With Noah, Abraham and even Jesus going through
a complicated history of misfortune, the misfortune of history has been
sweeping the world.
Jesus represented Heaven, humankind, history, the age and the future
to prevent such a historical misfortune. We know too well, however,
that since Jesus could not complete the victorious condition to eradicate
this historical misfortune and left with the promise of the day of hope,
the history of sorrow has continued until now.
Where am I going today? You should go beyond the shimjung of Adam,
beyond that of Noah, Abraham and Moses. You should go beyond the
shimjung of any prophet or individual, including John the Baptist and
Jesus. We also should go beyond the woeful shimjung of the Christians
who were killed and martyred in the historical course of the 2,000
years from Jesus until now. We are the substantial fruit representing
all this. Heaven will ask you what heartistic foundation you have to
respond to the historical connection of shimjung.
Heaven has been fighting throughout history. Heaven will want to
establish victory in the end. Hence, we should win by experiencing
the historical heart of sorrow. We should restore all the conditions
for heavenly sorrow in history in this age. We should be the heavenly
children who can console the sad heavenly heart toward the whole of
history. We need to consider that, although Heaven has not been able to
embrace anyone for 6,000 years, if there are such sons and daughters,
Heaven will embrace them with a joyful heart.
If you have shimjung, it did not originate in your individual self.
There is no one who does not go through the ancestral ties and their
foundation of shimjung. Thus, we cannot deny that your shimjung belongs
to the historical realm.
In which world of shimjung am I wandering today? With what kind of
viewpoint and sensibilities am I living? Before you think about this,
however, you will want to say, "Heavenly Father, I want to live with the
shimjung of Adam and Eve before the fall, the shimjung with which they
fell, the shimjung with which You expelled them, and the shimjung with
which You worked hard with humankind for 1,600 years until You established
Noah. I want to live with the shimjung with which Noah worked hard on the
ark on the mountain top for 120 years, holding onto You even amid infinite
mistreatment and abuse. I want to live with the shimjung with which You
have gone through the twisted and multifarious course of history."
The Father wants to install one person as the living substance of
history and the hallmark of victory. You can pray, "Father, can you
extend Your hand and allow us to travel so that we can see the heart of
an individual sharing joy with You before the fall to the tragic scenes
of history after the fall?"
What is the essential reason God's sorrow and man's sorrow are not
resolved? It is because, although there are many people, none catch God's
shimjung; none seize the historical shimjung. No one grasps the divine
shimjung and the future shimjung and connect them to man's shimjung. Thus,
you should know that among God's sighs, there is none greater than the
sigh of not having fulfilled this Will.
For this reason, you should reconsider the course of finding Heaven.
God has been reaching out to us in order to send us to the garden of
We Should Find the True Substance,
the True Word and True Love
As you know through the Divine Principle, we humans lost God's Word,
God's substance and His love by betraying His Word. What was God's heart
like when He gave the Word, when He created the substance, and when He
tried to love through this substance?
We are the ones who lost God's Word, lost the original substance and
the substance of love. It is we who lost God's garden of the ideal.
Thus, we should realize that we are sinners who cannot be proud of
ourselves. We cannot find the ground of peaceful rest in our hearts nor
can we be subject over events.
Although God wanted to come to us with the substance and a loving
heart, since humankind has lost the substance, love and Word, God could
not come directly as the substance. Therefore, Jesus came representing the
substance, yet he left without completing the actions of the substance.
God gave the representative of the substance to humankind, who had
betrayed the Word. Yet humankind betrayed this substance. God gave humans
love, and they also betrayed this. Hence, today, substance, Word and
love remain in name only for humankind. Humankind struggles in search
of these things in reality.
Today we understand that history has come full circle. Since we have
realized that we cannot be perfected by a genuine Word, we cannot be
led to the substance by a genuine substance, and we cannot find eternal
repose through genuine love, we should be struggling in search of this,
with the slogan, "Where is the true Word, substance and love?"
Looking at humankind in this situation, Jesus said, "Ask, and it will
be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened
for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who seeks finds,
and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8)
Where are my footsteps moving today? We are walking in order to seek,
ask and knock. Although humankind has been walking this way for 6,000
years since the fall, his destiny is such that he is still unable to stop.
Where will my footsteps go? There are not only good things on the
earth. On the contrary, evil outweighs the good. At such a time, it is
a crucial question whether our paths are directed to the left or right
and whether they are going toward goodness.
You wander in search of a true teacher. What will you do when you
find a good leader and true teacher? You will want to hear the word
that can bring consolation and hope to your hearts. You are looking for
a new teacher in order to find some new word. What will you do then,
when you find the Word? You should achieve the substance by being united
with the Word. This is why you are looking for the Word.
Hitherto, our ancestors worked hard to examine God's existence
and resolve the fundamental questions of life. Such efforts continue
today. Whether you have such a concept or not, many interested people
are knocking, searching, asking and wandering today. When you see
that, you should think about whether you too are struggling in such
a position. Unless you are struggling, you cannot meet God, who has
been ruling history. Unless there is such a person in this world today,
God's Will, ideal of goodness, and the age of hope we desire will bear
no relationship to heaven and humanity. We can draw such a conclusion.
Although you may not be aware of it, searching, wandering and
struggling people existed in the time of your ancestors. They exist
in the present and will exist in the future without end. We cannot
deny this. From this standpoint, you should ask in what position you
Humanity Eventually Must Cross Over
the Intricate Hill of a Showdown
These days young students go to school carrying bags, but some of the
students do not know why they carry the bags. I am going into society.
Where shall I go? I am continuing with an important responsibility for the
state. Since the world is there, I am going to lead the world. You say
these things, but where will you go? If there is Heaven, an X is before
us. We cannot deny that all affairs in the world have such complications.
The external world is the same, just like the internal world. Although
we want to extend ourselves infinitely, signs of complications are
blocking us every time we take a step forward. We go into the internal
world to avoid this. We try to move in the direction of righteousness,
morality, ethics and religion. However, all kinds of complications block
us there, too.
At such a time, you will be tempted to complain, "God, have You
established religion? Are You dominating history?" If God exists, why
has He created such a tragic history? Why does He make us experience
this? Why are we struggling without the authority to break away from
all the internal domains of the world? With a desire to resolve these
questions, you should fight against the power of misfortune, shaking
heaven, earth, the world and your life. You should know that this is
the hill of the showdown. Humankind eventually has to go beyond this.
When will these tragic complications be resolved? In the world, there
are ideologies that have split into thousands of chasms. There is even
more darkness in the internal world. As your truth-seeking heart becomes
increasingly intense, you will forget the earth, heaven and yourself. You
will desire to understand the historical shimjung with which our ancestors
struggled, representing heaven and earth and the historical course. You
will want to utter words of all the tragic complications of history with
your mouth, in terms you do not even know. Yet you will not find heaven
and earth. You cannot help returning.
Although you want to say, "I will believe," from the historical
level of shimjung, you will not be able to do it. If you have not felt
this moment in your lifetime, you will encounter it right before death,
but that is too late. Why is humankind struggling today? If you do not
want to face this trouble at death, you must have a sincere faith while
you are young. This is the hope of believers.
You cannot do anything about it if you encounter it right before
death. Hence, Heaven drives humans into hardships to help them
establish a view of life and the world centering on goodness, that is,
to provide them a point of solution from which they can resolve all
their problems. Today's believers merely say, "I believe in God," and
"I believe in Jesus." Fine, but any person in the street can say this.
Heaven does not want that kind of faith.
We Should Meet and Serve the Messiah,
Who Is the Substance of the Word
What kind of faith does Heaven desire? When Jesus said, "Believe in
me," he meant to believe in him as he believed in God. He could have
said, "I am God's son, and I believe in God," because he was certain
that God trusted him as His son, just as he trusted God as his Father.
Jesus said this from such a position.
Today we are searching for faith. We are searching for the Word
and the course of faith based on the Word. In Christian terms, the one
substantial center who comes to humankind with the Word, centered on
true faith, is called the Second Coming.
Humanity has been upholding God as the standard of faith. Analyzing
faith as it has been held so far, God has been teaching humankind based
on the Word. Now another battle is coming, since religions hitherto have
not resolved everything. Speaking in biblical terms, this is the age of
the seven-year turmoil of the last days. You should know this.
We should meet the substance through the Word. Today, although there
are many who believe the words of Jesus, there is no one who believes
in Jesus himself. Although there are many who follow his words, no
one utterly relies upon and follows the substance of Jesus. We must.
However, when someone appears with the true Word, we do not believe
him. We even persecute him.
What kind of person should we become today? We should become one
with the Word. The one who comes representing God is the only one of
Heaven, the model for all people, the one who represents the entire
ideal of humanity. When we compare ourselves with him, we should not be
Thus, following the one who is good, righteous and victorious to the
highest degree, we should take the subsequent steps. This is the road
humanity should follow. Although humankind on earth has struggled for
6,000 years to rely on and live by the Word, no one served and lived
with the one who is the master and substance of the Word. From the time
of our ancestors to now, there has been no one who authentically served
and lived with such a person.
God established countless numbers of saints and gave great amounts of
words during the 4,000-year providence after the fall. To have humanity
find the one center, God united and led a nation in one direction and
promised to send the substance of the Word. That person was Jesus. For
this reason, Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the
law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill." (Matthew
Jesus had the ability to fulfill all the words given until his time
and had something greater than the Words God had given in the course of
history. He was the Messiah. However, the people who had been waiting
for the Messiah, the substance of the Word, did not recognize him when
he actually came. You should know that they became the people who lost
the substance of the Word.
Jesus, who appeared unexpectedly with the Word, went beyond all the
historical conditions by engaging in a confrontation with God. There
remains for us a condition also to engage in a confrontation with
Jesus. You should know this.
What Man Should Do after Meeting the Substance
What shall we do with Jesus? We should engage in a battle as Jacob
fought with the angel. After Jacob received the right of the elder son
from Isaac, he tried to establish the condition of blessing centering
on the Word. After one establishes the condition of blessing, he has to
restore the substance, which requires that he confront Heaven. This is
the original path.
When we look at today's Christianity, it has not achieved the authority
of the Word to rule over Satan. Rare is the believer who introduces
Jesus as the substance of authority to truly rule over Satan and who
prays for him. You are captured by the Word. The exit is far away,
however hard you struggle.
Six thousand years have passed. Where shall we go from here? We
should stand on the Word and hold onto the substance. As most of the
New Testament books are letters, we should meet, not through letters,
but through sympathetic understanding of one another's personal
situations. There is not even one single person who has become one
with God this way, who has gone on to the position of being the first
appearance in the 6,000 years after the fall.
Let us say that there is someone who stands upon the Word and holds
onto Jesus. Yet there has been no one who prayed before Jesus, "Please
teach me about the power of heavenly authority you carry, your authority
as the Savior, and the method for eradicating the root of all sins." No
one has prayed, "Please tell me about the heavenly love through which
I can eternally share joy with You." There has to be such a person.
Let us say there is someone who can meet and ask Jesus these conditions
and receive blessing and benefits. Jesus cannot say, "Oh, as you wish,
enjoy eternal happiness." This is how the heavenly shimjung is. Ever
since Jesus died on the cross, the task remains for him to establish
unity of husband and wife on earth, to go before God and say, "God,
since You have established our substance, please give us the love hidden
deep within You."
We should know that then Jesus can say, "Yes, since you have worked
hard to come here, receive God's love through me as a condition."
Today most Christians try to receive the love of Jesus alone.
Paul said that to be in Christ is to be in God's love. He was not
talking about love within himself, but God's love within the Christ.
Thus, you who are searching for the ideal of the bride, even after finding
the substance through such Words, you still have your portion or task to
say to God, "Father, bless us with Your love and Your entire authority
of love." We should go on to this position today.
In other words, we should go beyond the Word, beyond the substance,
and come before God, saying, "God! Bless me with love." What is the reason
for this? God can praise the one who comes to Him in the course of winning
over Satan and in the process of coming to know God. God can say, "You
worked very hard, going through the trials of countless satans until you
found Me." Yet He cannot bless him with the loving heart through which
he can live intoxicated in the ideal garden desired by God.
Heaven will say, "If it is your desire, go out to the sinful world."
He will say, "Since you are descendants of sinful parents, you should
go through the process of restoration. Find the lost True Parents in
order to become My true sons and daughters."
We thought that everything would be settled once we met God, yet
areas of error remain. Since the human ancestors failed to become the
true ancestors of humankind, we have not had True Parents and have not
become true children. Thus, although you have won over Satan by knowing
God as an adopted child, you should meet the True Parents to make a
relationship of direct lineage. This is the way it works.
To Go Over the Whole Process of Restoration
Every brave person of faith will struggle. Finally, he will have to
go to God and ask, "Are the Parents on the earth or not?" God will then
say, "They are on the earth." What can you do if they are not on the
earth? You should take the responsibility in their place. God will say,
"You try becoming the Parents."
This courageous individual of faith will then move to another place.
He will visit all the believers on the earth and ask them. You may find
the True Parents and plead with them, "Oh, I have come to you, overcoming
many pitfalls and hills. Please console me in all the historical sorrows
I have felt so far on the road. Give us the authority to live in Your
eternal blessed land and the authority of the ideal garden." That plea
will not work.
The Parents will say, "A path still remains for you to walk. You must
find and bring back Your brothers and sisters." The person will leave
the Parents, looking for the brothers and sisters. When he encounters
a brother after roaming the earth, he will say to him, "I came to you
with the knowledge of the Will concerning you and in order to find a
brother. Without you I cannot do well nor can you do without me. You
must be my brother with whom I can live and die, who cannot be separated
from me. You are a core part of my own body, sharing my own bone and
flesh. If the sorrow of 6,000 years can be resolved through us, let us
enjoy the happiness of the resolution together as brothers."
The true brother of faith will say, "Oh, I am grateful for your coming
to me, but God's entire Will has not been completed through us. Another
path still remains." What path is this? It is the path of finding a
tribe of goodness. Thus, the brave individual of faith will again move on.
When he meets a tribe, he will say, "Since I have met you through
such and such a historical course, I want to realize the heavenly hope
through you." The tribe will say, "We welcome you, but cannot dance with
joy." This is because Satan, who destroyed the tribe, still remains. There
is also a nation connected with the tribe, which has been destroyed by
Satan. Furthermore, there is a people of goodness, as well as a nation.
Thus, again going over the hills, the man finds the people and says,
"Oh, now that I have found a people who can realize joy, happiness and
hope, let us enjoy together." This, again, is untenable. There is even
more to do. Joy can be realized only after we go beyond the world. Our
True Parents, true brothers, true tribe, true people, true nation and
true humankind will then all come together and bow down to God.
This is the accumulated sorrow in God's heart. He has been moving in
the background of history. This is the purpose of history, for which
we have lived. You should know that the sinful world has been tangled
up in a reverse direction. Satanic works block the way of establishing
the ideal. This is the inevitable path of life.
Jesus came to the earth as the original substance of the truth, the
substance representing God, the substance of love representing God's
shimjung. Above all, he came as the substance of the True Parents and the
father of humankind. Jesus came as the True Father. That is why we are
true brothers and sisters. Jesus also said that he would call humankind
"his children," not his servants, in the last days. We are his children.
The intention was to start as brothers and sisters centering on Jesus,
the Parent, and form a tribe. The basis for this was the seventy and
120 disciples. Jesus tried to move the nation of Israel centering on
these people, but in vain. As a result, the first Israel was shattered,
and the history of the second Israel was launched. This is the history
Christianity has been forming a worldwide nation, centering on Jesus.
As for humankind facing the last days, unless they make a victorious
connection in going over the tragic hills of history, they cannot join
It says in Revelation 14, "there was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion!
And with him were 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written
on their foreheads." (Revelation 14:1) Ladies and gentlemen, have you
received the seal of Jesus? You should first receive the seal of Jesus,
then that of the Father. Do you think it is enough just to have the
seal of Jesus? No, you should receive the seals of both Jesus and the
Father. This is the why fallen people have been seeking the completion
of their repentance.
What Jesus Must Do after His Return
The purpose of a good and unfallen individual who can receive God's
love is to be sealed by God and then to seal his brothers and sisters.
Furthermore, he should be able to seal the tribe and nation. Considering
this, you should understand how great was the heavenly woe. You have
never heard about such sorrow of Heaven in any dream, from any friend,
from any teacher or from any religious individual. This is truly serious.
Where will your footsteps lead tomorrow? Are you in the realm of God's
love now? Are you in the realm of True Parents' love? Are you in the realm
of true brothers' love? Are you in the realm of the true tribe's love? Are
you in the realm of the true nation's love? Are you in the realm of love
where, when you unite heaven and earth and bow down to God, He embraces
you? There is not even a single person like this, even Jesus has not
been able to do this. This is why he is in Paradise in a state of waiting.
What must Jesus do when he returns in the last days? He should
restore these matters. Jesus has already stood upon the Word. Yet Jesus,
who was resurrected after the cross, had to turn Mary Magdalene away
as she tried to hold him. He was not in a position to say, "Bride,
let us go to the Father together." He has been working hard for 2,000
years, looking forward to the day when the ideal of the bride could be
realized. Originally, Jesus was to go before the Father with a rejoicing
bride, be blessed and become True Parents. He was to embrace true children
and a true tribe, and build a true nation. God wanted to bless Jesus to
become the true ancestor of heaven and earth.
Jesus left without receiving the blessing from the position of the
true ancestor of humankind. You know this well. This is the sorrow
of God and Jesus. Now this tear-provoking, woeful shock of shimjung
should be aroused in your hearts: "I have betrayed the heavenly Word,
the heavenly substance, God, and my heavenly brothers, tribe, nation
and people. Furthermore, I have abused the heavenly sovereignty. How can
Heaven forgive me?" Heaven desires for many young men and women to appear
who realize that they are unforgivable sinners and who struggle anxiously.
Having realized this, our shimjung cannot help burning. Affections
will come through, and hearts will move. The desire to express anger
against history and the age will well up in our hearts. As the anger
becomes stronger, you will wonder how it can be resolved. Since this
historical sorrow was caused by Satan, we must wage an intense battle
against Satan. You should know that we can restore the parents, brothers,
tribe, nation and heavenly sovereignty only when there are many young
people with such determination.
The Final and Inevitable
Destination of Fallen Humankind
We have been living a comfortable life thus far. Although we have had
a consciousness of existence, we have had no value. Unfeeling as worms,
we walked a tragic route; yet, we are shamelessly proud. At least at this
time, we should recognize that we are sinful. Those who do not know this
deserve to receive heavenly punishment and be thrown into a pit of fire
on the judgment day.
Realizing this, you should not be afraid of receiving judgment. You
should know that Heaven has a more sorrowful situation. We should know
that the footsteps of our ancestors were more rueful than ours, and that
the true determined people of this age are in more pain and shedding more
tears than we. We should, at least, become people who can understand this.
We should go on today and tomorrow; if not while alive, then even
after death. We cannot complain about such a hill of fate and about such
miserable intricacies. Heaven is looking for the young men and women
who can shout commands to heaven and earth as brave soldiers who fight
violently against Satan, the one who caused these complications. We long
for the people who cry out with the shimjung to run headlong into battle.
Now you should now be able to connect with the shimjung of God.
Furthermore, we should become children who receive blood from the True
Parents; the nation and people who are connected with that blood.
Through our unity with the Parents, their joy should become the joy
of the whole. The joy of the whole should be my joy. In this way, all
people should be able to sing and bow down before God. You should know
that this is the inevitable, final destiny of fallen humanity.
Father, we have realized that there are incredible walls and hills
of sorrow such that we must find You through a historical course of
humiliation and suffering. Father, please allow us to understand this
sorrow of history and Your grief, the root of history.
Beloved Father, we sincerely hope and desire that You allow us to
march in an orderly line as we move in search of Your eternal garden
of happiness. Allow us to realize in what stage we are living. Father,
we have been living irresponsibly. Do not let us take the course of
traitors. Allow us to become sons and daughters who can fight repeatedly
with Satan, until the day when we can serve and bow down to You in the
garden of the ideal, harmonizing with the whole. We sincerely hope and
Father, as Your sons and daughters have listened to Your Word, we
sincerely hope and desire that You can cause a transformation whereby
they see their course of life from a new perspective, and they run toward
their destination, relying on heavenly law. As we ask You to rule over
all of today's affairs, we pray in the name of the Lord. Amen.