REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
The Ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Our Hope
Former Church Headquarters
February 22, 1959
We know how much and for how long You, who lost the original true
love, have endeavored to fulfill the providence of restoration. At
this time, let us be able to experience with our minds and bodies the
fact that You have crossed hill after bloody hill of a historical
course, longing for the original Adam and Eve. We know that our
ancestors, who inherited this task and observed the will of the
providence, also walked the sorrowful road of the cross.
We who are situated in the last days know that today we have the
historical and providential responsibility to walk the road of the
cross which remains. With Your power and advice, urge us on again. Let
us go over all the remaining hills of the cross. Let us become
manifestations of joy who can sing the song of the Father's glory in
the original garden for which You have hoped.
We know that what belongs to us is not eternal. Today, allow us to
make a heavenly determination to push aside the crisis of the cross,
which blocks providential history, to fulfill the remaining tasks.
The time has come when we must advance with the attitude of marching
toward a battlefield, armed and with grim determination to fulfill
this task. Father, today, tomorrow and always, let us fight with our
utmost energy. Give us strength to fight the numerous satans who are
blocking the road.
Let us emerge from the battlefield with victorious faces and dwell
with and attend You closely in Your garden of glory. Let us become
sons and daughters who fulfill the whole will of Your desire and who
sing the songs of Your love. Let us become sons and daughters of whom
You can be proud before the satanic world and all things.
Let us be able to live with You eternally as Your recovered sons and
daughters. Let us become true children who can comfort You with songs
of glory and happiness as people who have fulfilled Your work, Your
ideology, and Your desire. Let us become people who can sing of Your
glory after passing through the remaining road of battle and the
This is a holy day. Please hasten the day when all people can uphold
Your will and build Your nation of victory.
Please bless the people of this nation and give special blessing to
the sons and daughters gathered here today. Embrace the people of this
nation with Your heart of love. Let them become people who can move
according to Your will until they appear as people of glory who
fulfill the will of Your hope and Your remaining sorrow by taking
responsibility and fulfilling it. Let them become sons and daughters
who can do this.
We have gathered here today, disloyal and unprepared. Please remove
all things that are improper, and manifest only the aspects of the
original nature that can be embraced in the bosom of Your glory. Make
this a meeting where each person's heart can connect only with the
original glory and can be offered to You as one of Heaven's desired
ones. Let them be Yours alone, belonging to no other. Please also be
with all the people who are spread out all over the land and work with
them. I pray all this in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Father, You have gathered us here. Therefore, do not let us be the
only ones who survive in this hour. We thank You for protecting us
from many difficulties that we may come to this place. We know that
You have led us this way for our sake. We also know that the sorrow of
Heaven and the sorrow of earth must be reversed, depending on us as
the condition. We know we have this historic responsibility.
We are deeply grateful that You gave us the glorious grace of calling
You "Father" when we face You. This came to us through the privilege
of Your words, Your grace, and Your life.
We know today how precious is our responsibility. Loving Father, do
not abandon us in this hour. Hold us to Your heart that You may
transmit Your shimjung to our shimjung. Impart to us Your whole will,
and mold us into people You can trust.
Please let our minds and bodies not be our own. Make them move as Your
possessions in this hour, altars over which You have dominion. Please
let nothing be admitted in this hour that is not of You.
Billions of satans are desperately seeking to obstruct our movements.
We desire to have heavenly power and ability that we can use with all
our minds and bodies to block those obstructions. Father, allow us
Your power and give us Your grace that we may become heavenly soldiers
equipped with the authority of resurrection, standing ahead of the
realm of death. Loving Father, we sincerely ask You these things.
Father, Your sons and daughters, who went through the period of the
workshop that You approved for us, have spread out all over the whole
country with sincere shimjung and new determination and conviction.
Father, please open up their ways and tell them where they should go.
When they fight, give them strength. Allow them to establish and
exercise Heaven's real authority.
Give them the ability to conquer their enemies with words of iron and
the shield of life. Give them the glory of heavenly victory.
We already know that the time has come to liberate Your shimjung,
which has endured for 6,000 years. You have already shown us that
time. Let this time become a triumph. Please give the movement of life
to the whole, and manifest Heaven's whole power wherever they go. Give
them the shape of life, and allow them to meet the day when their
This is Your day of promise; therefore, please bless us. You have
approved this day; therefore, manifest Your will to us. Transmit to
our minds the Father's shimjung of love, and allow us to sing the song
of Your grace. Make us display Your glory. Father, let this be an hour
when we can truly bow before You.
Allow us to awaken the people who are asleep, and allow us to bring
the numerous people of this earth to awareness. We know that Your care
goes out to those who are in the field, that You are holding onto them
so they do not fall. Let us in turn hold onto the people of this
nation. Let us fight to hold onto humankind.
We know that they do not exist for us; we exist for them. We know that
You are still fighting for their sake. We know that we should not live
for ourselves, but for You. Let us feel Your will of wanting to hold
onto the people of this nation and feel the critical responsibility of
facing all the people. With this kind of duty and responsibility, let
us become heavenly soldiers who do not waste a day or an hour, but who
save every moment for Your will.
Please bless all the groups who have gathered today, representing all
the people of this world. We know that there are many hidden sons and
daughters, filled with the grace of life, building lonely altars unto
Your presence and yearning for You. Please grant them Your special
grace. Please show them Heaven's will in the last days, and show them
that the time of Your glory is coming. Please let the day come quickly
when they can gather centering on Your grace. Let the day, when all
people can prepare one altar and sing the song of Your glory and bow
down to You, come to this entire land.
Let the day of the glory of the will of the providence come quickly.
Let the day of joyous victory come swiftly for those of us who are
fighting for that day. Allow the garden of happiness, where glory can
spread in Heaven and the triumphal song of victory can resound on the
earth, to be built with all dispatch.
Please guide us with Your presence in all the hours starting from now.
We have gathered here in this hour. Therefore, remove our opinions and
concepts from us. Allow us to be transformed by the heavenly shimjung.
We request to be enraptured only with Your presence. We pray all these
things in the name of Christ the Lord. Amen.
Father, let those of us who have gathered here today become the
determined group of people who gathered around the River Jordan. Allow
us to become the group who gathered around John the Baptist to listen
to new tidings.
Let us become those who examine the footsteps of the Israelites as
they longed for the coming of the Messiah and struggled. Let us take
on the appearance of the group of people who followed John the
Baptist, connected with each other, having overcome all historical
sadness and centering on heavenly love. Let us become the
manifestation of the group of people who were following Jesus, who
were rejoicing with new hope, each connected to each in shimjung.
We know that Your tears still remain in this land. You were proud of
the power of the chosen people and the chosen citizens of Your nation.
You lamented, "Where has Israel, living in the realm of blessing,
You held onto the Israelites, enduring 4,000 years of historical
sadness, because You wanted to send the one Messiah. Instead of being
embraced in the Messiah's bosom, they were embraced in Satan's bosom.
The sorrow You felt when You saw that did not last for that moment
only. It was a sorrow comparable to a million years. When we see that
the chosen Israelites did not know this, we feel deeply sad that we
have the responsibility to expose this historical sin, with humble and
sincere attitudes, and to repent for that historical sin in the place
of those who committed it.
Father, give us Your hand. Father, manifest Your shimjung of love to
us. Father, find us by moving Your exhausted feet.
Jesus sought the perishing people with the sorrowful shimjung of
Heaven. He looked for them, pitying them, willing to give his life for
them. The people of Israel, who called themselves "chosen," treated
the Heaven-sent Messiah and John the Baptist, who had prepared the way
for the Messiah, with carelessness. They hid the two in the shadow of
historical sadness. We know this fact today.
Please allow the people gathered here to realize that the Israelites
did not betray Heaven because they were less worthy than we. They did
not forget Heaven because they had less shimjung to live for Heaven
than we do. Instead, they lacked hope for a new age. They expected the
appearance of Christ, who came with the new ideology of the Messiah,
to be grand. When the actual appearance of the Messiah was beggarly,
pitiful and small, they betrayed him.
Please let us examine the position of each of us. Today, we easily
criticize historical Israel and the historical situation of the time.
However, let us understand that there is no difference between their
situation then and our situation today.
Let us acknowledge to ourselves that if we lived at that time we would
have been similar to them and would have acted similarly. Make us
realize that we have within us remnants of that historical sin and
that the evil hands of Satan are aimed at us.
Many times we lose the authority of life out of ignorance, and we
languish. Let us overcome this contradictory environment and suppress
all circumstances that are bound by the environment. By doing that,
let us not make any base for Satan to rejoice. Let us become an
offering of shimjung that can soothe Your sadness.
Why have we come here? To see whom? The only thing we desire is to
find the Father's shimjung. Let us not become a group who looks for a
historical teacher, but a group who looks for Your shimjung manifested
through a prophet.
Father, the bitter root of sin remains within our minds, tainted by
the world. Our bodies have been invaded by Satan and have received
wounds. Appear to us with a heart of compassion, and embrace us in
Your bosom at least for this hour. Let this be a time when we can face
You with the appearance of original character, intoxicated in Your
eternal life, overcoming all consciousness, and transformed by Your
Grant us the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven that You have kept
until now. Let tidings of a new nation, which You have saved for us,
come. Let the day come quickly when the bell of liberation tolls and
we can dance with joy for the grace of freedom and liberation. In this
way, let a new garden of hope unfold before humankind.
Please guide the remaining hour, and give us the words You wish to
impart to us. Remove the dark shadow of Satan from us. Let this become
an hour when a heavenly relationship is formed that can introduce the
happiness of attaining new life. Let this be an hour when the dead
receive the grace of re-creation and resurrection, and come to
recognize You. We pray that words of re-creation and movements of re-
created life can be manifested here. We pray all this in the name of
Christ, the Lord. Amen.
We know that from the day of the fall, people have fought, longing for
the lost ideal nation, holding onto hope, and experiencing endless
hardships. The environment in which we live is supposed to be a joyful
one; yet, we suffer unhappiness, not connecting to all the conditions
of happiness for which we have longed in our minds. We must remember
again that human beings stand in this situation because we lost the
Kingdom of Heaven that God established as the ideal of creation.
God created all things in six days. God created Adam and Eve as the
masters of all things. Adam and Eve were to have dominion over all
things in God's ideal garden of creation in His place. At the same
time, they could enjoy God's glory. They were the center of glory, the
center of victory and the focus of happiness, able to be in harmony
before heaven and earth. Adam and Eve appeared in this manner in the
presence of heaven and earth, but they lost their position and failed
their responsibility. From that day forth, this earth was transformed
into a place of sadness, hardship and death.
If there is someone who claims this is not true, that person is
denying his own mind, historical fact and the reality of our lives.
People on earth today must realize that they are living in an
uncertain and precarious land. They must realize that they are living
in a harsh environment of fear and death.
We must awaken to this point, aroused to a new realization. We must
eliminate contradictions in our reality and become filled with a new
shimjung. We should possess a new ideology and hope. Moreover, if
there is a Creator, we must possess the ideology for which the Creator
hoped, and resolve to fight today, tomorrow and our entire lives
alongside that ideology. Only in that way can we break down this
contradictory environment and form a heavenly relationship.
It is a path of death that we cannot hope to bypass and an environment
of suffering with which we must collide headlong. Yet we must possess
a mind to eradicate all this and the hope to deny them all. A new,
ideal garden where we can forget all this, a haven, is our goal. That
is our goal in the course of history and in the last days. We must
know this clearly.
That is God's hope, humankind's hope, the hope of the people, and
our hope today. Standing in this position, you should feel that you must
take responsibility for that hope today. Thus, the topic of the speech
today is "The Ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Our Hope."
The Result of the Fall
Because of the human fall, God's hope crumbled, and human beings' hope
also dissipated. Humans are the object of God's hope, the central
being representing the universe, an individual of universal ideology.
Each human was to be an ideal individual, an offering representing the
whole. As such, they had to be able to move Heaven and earth. Because
they did not become so, hope remains unfulfilled, and God's hope
When we think of this point, knowing that the garden of creation was
built for human beings and that the ideology of creation was for God
to enjoy happiness with human beings, we must reflect upon ourselves
again. We must again realize that we are the ones who decide the fate
of the garden of creation and its ideology. We should take
responsibility for this, fight for it, and dissolve God's historical
There is no greater sadness, no worse mortification, no greater
vexation than that caused by the fall. The moment this kind of mental
shock explodes in us is the moment we can find the new ideology and
Therefore, we must not forget that Heaven has fought until now to
impart new shocks to the minds of fallen people. Numerous prophets and
martyrs, who took on the mission of Heaven in Heaven's place, also
fought and died to awaken sleeping humankind from the realm of death.
They tried to impart that the world of a new ideology and the garden
of new hope exist, to shock the people into denying the environment in
which they lived.
We must know that no group or people became shocked by the words of
the prophets warning people in each age, in place of Heaven, as they
lived through their course of history, nor did any nation. We must
know that no one depended on those words and overcame their age
centering on those words. We should mourn this historical sin, yet we
do not even recognize it.
We know that Jacob lived through 21 years of an unexpected wilderness
course. Jacob possessed a heartistic standard with which he could
overcome all the collisions in a 21-year period. Jacob's steadfast
shimjung toward Heaven, based on the shock of Heaven that collided
with his mind, was able to dominate his life. Thus, he was able to win
over all the hardships in his environment and triumphantly go over the
course of restoration.
Jacob stepped forward, not minding all the suffering and hardship that
visited him, holding onto the resolution he had made on the day he
received the shock of Heaven. He was a man of faith who stopped the
history of prolongation affected by the mistake of Abraham, the
ancestor of faith. Jacob subjugated Satan.
The luxurious, royal lifestyle of Pharaoh's castle could not dominate
the mind of Moses, who was born bearing national responsibility. Even
though Moses led a poor shepherd's life in the Midian wilderness for
forty years, the royal environment could not dominate the internal
shock that penetrated Moses' shimjung. Because Moses possessed a
heartistic shock burning inside him, wanting to go over the nation,
over humankind, over the world to make a relationship with Heaven, he
was able to go over the forty years in the Midian wilderness with
To what did our ancestors look forward? They were longing for a new
nation, a place where God could reside. We know that they fought with
their lives to establish that place.
In the forty-year period when Moses led the 600,000 people and
wandered in the wilderness, the surrounding environment was very
difficult. He was able to forget all the difficult conditions of the
environment and deliver 600,000 people to Canaan. This is because his
shimjung, pierced with longing to enter the land of Canaan as he had
promised God, and his shimjung of hope toward the land of Canaan were
greater than the shimjung of the opposition of the 600,000 people.
The Purpose of Heaven and the Ancestors' Labor
Jesus Christ, who came as the culmination of 4,000 years of Heaven's
hope, came to introduce to humankind the ideology of the ideal Kingdom
of Heaven and to fulfill that ideology. He was not caught up with
words that indulged the customs of the age. He was not satisfied with
the lifestyles of that society. He was not captivated by the customs
of the ritualistic Jewish religion, entrenched in formality and rules.
Jesus appeared with the internal standard of new loyalty, denying
every aspect of history. He had new words centering on that standard.
When he appeared, taking novel action together with those new words,
the chosen historical individuals, the chosen historical group and
nation, raised a banner of revolt against him. We must realize that
this was what obstructed the course of Christ's establishing his
We can know through history that God, the Creator, exists and wants to
raise human beings to a standard of the greatest ideology by
connecting them to a better ideology, tomorrow more than today, next
year more than tomorrow, this century more than next year, and in the
next century more than now.
We are living in a time which all agree is the last days. In this
time, when the fate of humankind hangs in the balance, we are at a
point when we cannot be proud of our existence. Therefore, each person
has to receive a new shock from the ideology that Jesus introduced
2,000 years ago. Each person living in this antiquated system of
reality has to ignite the explosion of a new mind. If a movement does
not appear that can do this, this age will not be able to escape the
depths of historical sadness.
Living in the historic last days, we have learned all that the Bible
can teach us. Numerous scholars have researched the Bible with their
utmost effort for 2,000 years, but their research ended with
themselves. They thought of their movements as complete and that they
had presented human beings with an ideal ideology, but it was not what
human beings sincerely desired. Through merely observing reality, we
can see that it was not a movement that could pioneer the garden of
shimjung. We must become people who can break down this wall and plow
our way through the debris.
Since every person is in despair today, what is the biggest problem?
If there is a Creator who wants to build the Kingdom of Heaven, how
can someone introduce the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven to human
beings? That is the problem. Let us then say that there is a person
who feels that there needs to be a new ideology. He feels that the
ideologies presented up to now are and have been insufficient. If he
feels this but does not possess a yearning heart for that new
ideology, he is a historical criminal.
If you long for that ideology and desire for all humankind to be
happy, you must go over all hills of sorrow. You must possess a
determination in your mind to push aside all problems of reality and
fight to surmount them. Whether you possess that determination is the
The Problem of Introducing a New Ideology
What I want to ask you today is: where is the ideology that can re-
create people, the ideology which can break down historical adherence
to old habits that humankind has not been able to escape, the ideology
which can burn like a shock in the human heart? If there is a God, can
He introduce this ideology to us without any condition? Have you ever
thought about this? If you have not, you are a shameful sinner in the
presence of your ancestors, who longed and fought for the ideal
garden, the ideal world.
Jesus was pierced with his shimjung toward Heaven. He felt deeply
about the new ideal world of creation, the world of hope humankind was
to find. He acted according to what he felt and said to us, "Repent,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
In what kind of surroundings did Jesus act in accordance with the
heavenly shock he felt? All people were supposed to agree with each
other and welcome Jesus wherever he went, but no one welcomed him.
This was true, not only at that time, but even now, numerous people
who live and who have lived in history, innumerable spirit persons in
the spiritual world, also have not deeply understood the words that
Jesus spoke and Jesus' responsibility. None have welcomed Jesus.
Yet Jesus, coming with the new ideology, felt deeply that to fulfill
that ideal, he had to conquer all conditions of opposition which
struck him. The more intensely the shock of knowing the ideal came to
him, the more Jesus solidified his firm determination to withstand all
conditions of evil in his surroundings. Therefore, Jesus could
overcome any kind of confrontation.
Today, our minds long for something. Our bodies suffer to find that
something. We groan in fear and anxiety. Living thus, we must yearn
for the day when we can be free of all these conditions of fear and
We are not the only ones who face this. Jesus also lived in this kind
of environment 2,000 years ago. You should reflect upon this fact and
think about how Jesus lived through that.
Jesus knew that God had created all things. He knew that the Kingdom
of Heaven was to be fulfilled with true owners having dominion over
all created things. He knew that the ideal Kingdom of Heaven which God
desired had turned into hell on earth through the fall. He knew that
this world had turned into a world of unspeakable fear and uneasiness,
a world of conflict. Thus, Jesus started a course of public life to
take responsibility for and bring salvation to this hell on earth,
forsaking his own ideal kingdom.
Advancing toward the ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus faced
indescribable loneliness, adversity and sadness. Nevertheless, Jesus
knew he had to go this way. Therefore, he felt that he had to go this
way until the ideal garden was fulfilled, until he met God in that
garden, representing humankind. You must feel this way also. We are in
the same situation. We also must advance toward that ideal garden.
If you have received this new shock, you should say in your mind,
"Father, I want to go this way! I want to go toward that ideal Kingdom
of Heaven, our hope!" You should be filled with that kind of shimjung.
The road that goes to the ideal Kingdom of Heaven of hope is not a
level road. It is a road of sorrow. The road to the Kingdom of Heaven
does not start from the Kingdom of Heaven. It starts from the world of
sin and hell. If we surmount that hell and come out on the other side,
we will be connected to the Kingdom of Heaven.
We must go. We are destined to go toward the ideal Kingdom of Heaven
of hope. We should think of Jesus who had to go this way. What kind of
road did he travel? He did not travel a flat, level road. Jesus did
not go the way of being welcomed by society. Jesus was the redeemer of
all people and the master of the cosmos, but he never exercised the
role of master, and he hesitated to boast of himself and proclaim that
the masses should follow him.
Jesus Walked the Road of Hardship
Jesus was supposed to walk the road of the providence in front. Yet,
he could not go in front. Instead, he stood behind everyone and said
to each, "You go the easy way. I will walk the most difficult path."
He shouldered the difficulties of the nation and the world alone. He
carried the cross of hardship, which humankind repels, by himself and
lived for the sake of humankind. Jesus had to walk the road, even
though it was one of historical sadness, entangled with evil
conditions. Thus, with a thirty-year period of preparation and a
three-year period of public life, he walked that road with intense,
internal determination. The more intense that conviction became, the
more he became a friend to sorrowful humankind. Moreover, he was
mortified over the fact that human beings were suffering a life of
fear and that Satan ruled humankind. In the humblest place in history,
in the humblest place of the age, he fought with Satan.
He walked the road with a mind to say, "If humankind is in sorrow, I
will take responsibility for its sadness. If humankind is in
difficulty, I will take responsibility for that difficulty. If
humankind lives in death, I will take responsibility for death." His
footsteps were those of an individual, but his mission was a
historical mission, a mission of the age, a mission for the future.
If there is a shimjung God felt after the creation, if there is a
shimjung of humankind and of all things, then Jesus had the
responsibility to know all that and liberate them. Where did his path
lead? His path did not lead to a luxurious palace nor did it lead in
glory to the house of some high official or authority. Jesus knew that
he was placed in a position to do God's will in a time when all the
conditions had not been fulfilled for the age. He went the opposite
Jesus knew that the path of Israel, which Heaven had trusted for 4,000
years, the path of hope for connecting to Heaven, was blocked.
Therefore, he attempted to go forward to break open that path of hope.
The people did not believe, however. Hence, Jesus had to go to the
lowest echelon of the Israelites.
Jesus was to go toward the Kingdom of Heaven of hope. He was to go
over the individual level, over the family level, his nation, over his
race, and lead the world to Heaven, the ideal world. He stood at the
forefront of his race, but the race drove him away. Religion chased
him out. His family drove him away. His disciples rejected him, even a
robber rejected him. How sorrowful do you think Jesus' heart would
have been at that time?
Jesus was supposed to march forward with the ideology of God. He was
to introduce the garden of happiness to humankind, yet he had to go
the opposite way. What do you think Jesus' appearance and his shimjung
would have been like? If Jesus could not go to the destination the
right way, he still had to go, even if he had to go backward. Since
4,000 years had passed, he had to go, even if he had to go back
through the 4,000-year history. Because this was the mission and
responsibility of Jesus, he repeatedly prayed to God. He prayed, "Even
if there are obstacles that block the Father's will, I will still go
the way, even if I have to walk the road of several thousand years. I
will march toward that garden of hope. Father, please do not despair.
I am here."
The race that God established, the religion that God established, the
family that God established, and the party of John the Baptist that
God had established obstructed Jesus' way and betrayed him. How could
God even face this situation? His will and dignity were completely
When all the conditions that had been set up over 4,000 years for the
attendance of the Messiah collapsed in a short moment, Jesus comforted
God, instead of moaning over his own situation. Since God was sad,
Jesus must have been sad also, but he had to deny his situation and
comfort God. Jesus was treated as an enemy by his people. He was
driven out as a heretic by the religious. His family criticized him as
a traitor, even criminals ridiculed him. Later, nailed on the cross at
Golgotha, he blessed and prayed for his enemies, those who had killed
him: "Father, please forgive them."
Jesus stepped forward, pledging to go toward God's ideal garden, even
if his path did not end in glory, happiness and joy, but in sadness,
agony and mortification. He had to go toward that garden of ideology
which is the goal of God. The fact that Jesus traveled toward that
ideal garden means that he went in place of humankind, in place of
history and in place of all things. Therefore, we who are following
him are fated to go that way, too. If we cannot go there while we are
alive, we must go even after death. That is our fate.
Christianity Is a Religion of the Cross
Jesus carried with him the suffering of humankind. He started from the
lowest point of humanity and ended at the top of Golgotha. There he
sacrificed his whole self. Where was God's son, the heir apparent, the
Prince of Heaven? Where was the Messiah of humankind, the Savior? At
that place, Jesus could not assert one iota's worth of his value. It
was a tragic and pitiable place. Yet Jesus was able to go over that
hill of death, look to Heaven and advance toward Heaven's ideal
garden. His ideology was more powerful than death. His ideology was
more powerful than any force in history. Thus, he was able to push
aside the realm of death and resurrect. He brought the people who
opposed him to repentance and, hence, Christianity today has a base of
We the followers of Jesus must go the way he went, whether we live or
die. The problem is whether you really want to go this way.
You must have a feeling more powerful than the power of death, saying,
"I will go toward that ideology no matter what comes my way. I will go
that way whether I eat, whether I get hit, am treated unfairly, or am
persecuted." Otherwise, you will not be able to go over the realm of
death in the judgment appearing in the last days. You must feel, "I
will go whether this happens or that happens. Father, I know You are
there. I know that Your ideal world lies this way. Even if no one else
goes, I will certainly go."
The going is not easy. The progenitors of human beings did not start
with peace, happiness and joy; they began with sadness, grief,
adversity, fear and anxiety. Therefore, we who are living in the last
days must also travel through that road of historical sadness to
indemnify this. Unless the Messiah appears in this time and introduces
a heavenly ideology, humankind will not be able to escape the realm of
fear and death. Humankind will not have a way to salvation.
Thus, Christianity was originally a religion of sacrifice. It was a
religion of the cross. It was a religion of shedding blood, a religion
of service. It was a religion that stepped forward to die before
others. Moved by Heaven, Christianity shone out its tradition through
the course of history. If Christianity today does not keep this kind
of tradition, Heaven will punish it. We can conclude this.
Christianity is supposed to pioneer the fate of the world in place of
Jesus, who lamented with a worldwide sadness. Christianity should
become a shepherd, a lamb. It should remove the resentment of Heaven
and earth, filled with the shimjung that Jesus had when he said in the
moment of death, bleeding on top of Golgotha, "Please forgive them."
Christianity should be able to introduce a new ideology, new hope and
the new ideal garden. This kind of person must exist.
Peter, James and John, in the position of the Israelites and among
them, did not realize that when Jesus died on top of Golgotha in the
midst of opposition and persecution, he would resurrect. When they
did, they marched toward Heaven, risking their lives as they pondered
his death. You must realize that if there is a shepherd who can appear
before Heaven, risking death with that kind of herd of sheep, they are
the ones who can connect the world to a new age and a new heavenly
We must realize this today. Today, we must re-examine everything
around us. We must examine our leaders. What kind of group were the
Jewish religious leaders? They were a group who devastated Heaven's
new truth. We must re-analyze today what is really controlling us,
what is controlling our country's spirit.
You must receive a shock that can make you burn with the new ideology
that can destroy all foundations of sin in this age and can lead
people to new hope. If you cannot receive such a shock in your church,
then that church cannot escape the same judgment as the first Israel.
Human Beings Must Meet God
We must go. We must go over the idea of faith that religious people
hold. Furthermore, we must go over the cross of Jesus. Beyond the
cross, we must go over Jesus' heart of resurrection. We must even go
over God's heart and comfort Him. We must advance toward that kind of
How can we stop our footsteps from heading toward that longed-for
place, the place where God resides, the place where Jesus dwells, the
place of the true brotherhood of humankind? Before you lies the road
of ideology that we must go, no matter what on earth holds us,
stepping over every obstacle. We must even lead the people who have
been those obstacles into following that road.
Have you ever thought about God's hard work in finding us? From the
day of the fall, God always sought Adam. God never failed to follow
Adam's descendants. He has been seeking you when you did not know He
was doing so. Have you ever sought God? You must know that 6,000 years
of sadness and millions of people's deaths obstructed His path. When
we know the hard work of God in seeking us, we should have the same
kind of heart as we in turn seek God.
Jesus did not come to found an ideology for himself. Jesus came as the
center of all people, to introduce all people to the garden of
happiness and hope. Thus, he worked hard for all people, he suffered
hardships for all people, he walked the road of sadness for all
people. No one in heaven or earth was unrelated to Jesus' sadness; yet
he had no place to go. Nevertheless, Jesus did not lament and grieve
over that situation; he left behind a new hope. Subsequently, he
completed the standard of the Messiah and became the owner of
pioneering a new garden of hope. We must understand this point.
We did not know about Jesus' situation before now, but now we can see
that Jesus passed away bearing sorrow and pain of heart. Since we now
know this, we must go after Jesus, of whom human beings have let go.
We must meet him. As you are filled with longing for Jesus, you should
seek to meet him. Jesus fought to meet God, who had suffered for 4,000
years. Likewise, holding God's hand, you must possess a mind filled
with longing to meet the heavenly appearance that represents the 2,000
years after Jesus and the 6,000 years of history. You can meet God and
Jesus, who were comforting you when you were sad, who were suffering
with you when others wronged you and mistreated you. There is a hidden
story behind meeting them.
When Jesus was passing away, he told many people many things. He said,
"I will prepare a place for you in Heaven." He promised to meet them
again. We still have a way to go and a day when we can meet Jesus.
Therefore, the conviction to go is not enough. We must meet that
The day we meet is the consummation of human history and the day of
the second coming, in Christian terms. Therefore, you should possess a
heart that longs to see the day of the second coming and a heart to
march on to that day. You should go, overcoming hardships, persecution
and wrongdoing and break down the gate of hell in the realm of death.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a place where all conditions through which
Satan can accuse us are vanquished, and everyone moves according to
God's ideal. Since the Kingdom of Heaven is a place free of all agony,
if you leave behind any condition of suffering on earth, you will
suffer in Heaven, to the degree of your lack of fulfillment on earth.
We human beings are in a situation to connect only after walking all
the roads. We can connect only after walking all the historical roads
that Jesus has already passed. Who are we to meet?
The Responsibility of the Bride
After Jesus passed away, God prepared for 2,000 years for the meeting
to come. Jesus has been praying and preparing for 2,000 years from the
spiritual world so that we may meet the bride of Heaven in the last
days. Jesus has the responsibility of a bridegroom, and people on
earth have the responsibility of a bride. Jesus has been fulfilling
that responsibility in the spiritual world. We know this through the
How can the brides on earth meet the bridegroom? They must fulfill
their responsibility. When Jesus appears on earth, he appears after
having fulfilled his responsibility. Therefore, we should also fulfill
our responsibility. As the reward for fulfilling Your responsibility,
you will receive a gift from Heaven. Therefore, all the Christians of
the world should fulfill their responsibility as the bride.
Jesus said, "You shall witness unto me , unto the uttermost part of
the earth." (Acts 1:8) He said, "For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find
it." (Matthew 16:25)
We must be people who fight to keep giving, in the course of
fulfilling our responsibility. That is the only way we will not be
ashamed in the presence of the hearts of those who fought for the
earth through historical courses, like Jesus, the bridegroom. They did
not eat when they were hungry and never had a day free of anxiety and
concern. Each of you must know that you can be qualified to meet Jesus
only after fulfilling your responsibilities.
There has been no fallen person who has fulfilled the responsibility
to meet God. Therefore, no one has entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Even
Jesus is in Paradise. Paradise is only the anteroom to the Kingdom of
What is the hope of humankind? It is to become people who can liberate
the resentment of the fall and attain the appearance of people who
say, "We have fulfilled all the responsibility of being human beings,"
by indemnifying the conditions of Heaven's sorrow and by going through
the course of restoration. That is what Jesus has been seeking in his
preparations of 2,000 years.
Filled with a heart of longing for Jesus, we must cleanse Jesus'
sorrowful, historical conditions in our daily lives. We must become
victorious and walk with happiness through all the conditions of
adversity that Jesus walked with sorrow.
Christians today must walk a pioneering course and be able to prevent
Jesus from going to Golgotha. They should welcome Jesus from the
position of having fulfilled the responsibility of accomplishing his
desire by pioneering a victorious course.
Do we have a mind that longs for that meeting? We do not. Even if one
is torn apart and faces death because of the longing with which he is
filled, a group must appear which possesses a sincere heart capable of
going over that situation. Only then can we have the dignity to meet
Jesus, who has been trying to find us for 2,000 years.
We should be able to shout, "We want to see Heavenly Father! We know
that Jesus' hope was to make heaven and earth into the ideal Kingdom
of Heaven. In order for that Heaven of hope to be built, there must be
citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, the land to establish the Kingdom
of Heaven, the authority of the Kingdom of Heaven, and a leader who
can wield that authority. Allow all people of this land to become
citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. We want to see that."
No matter how broad this land, there is no piece of land which God can
claim as His own. There is no land about which Jesus can say, "This is
mine." Jesus did not have one piece of land about which he could say,
"Satan can never invade this."
That idea of Jesus was Heaven's idea, and the idea of a Kingdom of
Heaven to be built on earth. Because there must be people who long for
and agonize over wanting to see that idea realized, wanting to become
citizens of God's kingdom, Jesus told his disciples to find those
people, seek those people, and knock on their doors.
We Must Fight to Build the Kingdom of Heaven
As we break apart the road of resentment that remains on earth, we
must have a sincere desire to see the ideal world for which Jesus
yearns in his heart. Only then can we meet the substance of that
After the first Israel perished, the second Israel, the Christians of
the world, have worked hard to create that nation, race, land and
authority, and are waiting for their leader to appear. Reality does
not coincide with that ideal. There is no greater sadness than this.
What is a patriot? A patriot feels miserable when he sees the citizens
of his nation in pitiful situations. He feels more pain than if his
body was being dismembered when he sees his land trampled upon by
other nations. He feels it more keenly than the leader of his nation
when he sees the leader being treated unfairly and put in a miserable
What words are these about being brides who must meet the Prince of
Heaven? We have the appearance of disloyalty, ugliness and sin and
cannot even face the words. Therefore, we should have humble hearts.
When we see the rights of the citizens of Heaven being infringed and
Satan trampling this land, we must fight to recover them even if we
die. We have a heavenly mission to restore the authority of goodness.
Christians today must realize that the time has come to eradicate the
criminals of this earth through the ideology of conscience. You must
know the day of appearance and hope Jesus desires. If there is a human
being in a nation who possesses a heart of longing to see the land of
ideology and its citizens, power, and leader such as Jesus yearned
for, that nation will never perish. Such a person will have the heart
to say, "I want to see that heavenly nation before dust fills my eyes,
before my body disappears. I want to meet the citizens of that nation
in order to fulfill the will of that person who went over the crisis
of the cross with a heart of forgiveness."
You must be able to say in your heart, "I want to build Heaven's land.
I want to recover the authority of goodness. I want to be loyal to
You who have gathered here must feel, to your bone marrow, the
incredible fact that our fate will come to the historical point of
demanding a firm resolution as the final age becomes more imminent.
That time has come. For whom do you exist? It seems that you exist for
yourself, but in actuality, you do not. It seems that you exist for
your family, but you do not. It seems that you exist for your nation
or the world, but you do not exist for them either. We can conclude
this: our families, our society, nation and our world cannot become
Heaven's ideal world as things stand now.
Only by our being filled with a heart of longing and by fulfilling our
responsibility can we meet the being of hope. After meeting him, how
should we face him? When Mary Magdalene tried to clutch the
resurrected Jesus, Jesus refused her. This is because Mary Magdalene
had not gone through all the roads she was to walk and was not
equipped with the offering she had to make. Jesus was telling us
through that act that a person who has not fulfilled his
responsibility and prepared his offering cannot appear before him.
Therefore, we must prepare our offering with the victorious
countenance of having walked all the roads and fought all the fights.
What is this offering? You must become that offering. God will face
you according to the kind of offering you have become. God will meet
you according to the kind of offering you are.
After going through all the roads and meeting God, what shall we do?
We must receive the love of the Father. Moreover, after participating
in the last marriage celebration and achieving a reunion of happiness,
what shall we do? We must receive the love of the Father. This is the
hope of humankind. The last project is to receive love.
The Qualifications to Become
the Owner of the Kingdom of Heaven
You must meet the hour when Heaven grants your wish gladly as you say
these words: "To receive this love, I have passed through the road of
death, the road of difficulties, and the road of pain. I have
endeavored even to love Satan, and I have fought to hold onto a dying
life, even to become an offering in place of him. I have loved the
people of this earth as You, the Father, have. I have poured out my
heart upon the people who desired love. Therefore, Father, please love
Jesus, whom you believe in, walked a road of tears for over thirty
years. He crossed over the hills of sorrow and death. Then he
resurrected and said to God, "Father, I have come. I have understood
the Father's heart of 4,000 years, and I have come to this place as an
offering in order to introduce that shimjung. Father!" Upon hearing
that, God forgot all about His own dignity, deeply lamented, and cried
tears of joy. That moment was the moment of finding one's lost child
and the moment a relationship was bound between heaven and earth.
Christians do not know that at that moment, God forgot His own
dignity, held onto Jesus, and shed tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
You also must appear in front of God and say, "I have come the way You
desired. I have believed Your words of wanting to meet me and have
come to meet You. Therefore, please embrace me in Your bosom of love."
You must receive the blessing as you are embraced by God's love and as
He says to you, raising His hands, "Let us live in the eternal realm
of love." Only in that way can our ideal garden of hope, that is, the
establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven, be concluded. The
establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven starts from each individual
perfecting himself in this way.
Jesus fought for this ideology. Our ancestors sought this ideal. All
the people who are walking the way today are going toward this goal.
What is the shimjung you must unleash? You should have a longing heart
and a heart of wanting to meet, but all that must pass away. That is
what individuals of the fallen world have to indemnify. We must have
the shimjung of wanting to receive God's love. We must appear as one
substance of eternal love, having received the love God built up from
an eternity ago.
In this way, when God boasts in the presence of all things, in front
of all humankind and in front of Satan: "I have found sons and
daughters of love," you must be able to say, "Yes, we are the fruits
of love for which You have longed. We are the owners of the garden of
love that You wanted to establish."
By receiving God's true love in mind and body without dying, you must
become people to whom all things, even Satan, can testify and bow
their heads, proclaiming that you are the being of hope God has sought
and for which all humankind has hoped. You are the second God,
Heaven's heir, who can build the ideology of the Kingdom of Heaven in
heaven and on earth and take dominion over it. Only if you do that can
you become the owners of the Kingdom of Heaven and the sons and
daughters of Heaven.
When we experience Your heart, urging us on today, we cannot help
realizing how weak are our bodies. When we realize, too, that the
shimjung of Heaven is connected and flowing through us today, we feel
deeply grateful. Father, please hold onto us. We want to go the way of
the cross, with our minds and bodies becoming the offering, following
Your request that we liberate Your hope, Your shimjung, and Your
situation. Therefore, let us not weaken until the end. Make us go over
the hill of death with a shimjung filled with a heavenly shock that
penetrates the mind. Reinforce our exhaustion by allowing our
connection with Heaven to be firm.
Allow us to come to the ideal garden for which we have longed. To do
that, we have responsibility. Therefore, let us become countenances of
joy offered to You as a gift, by fulfilling all the conditions for
being a surviving fruit. Make us into Your original sons and daughters
whom You want to love and who can receive Your love. Let us dwell in
relationships of eternal love, the life of love, and the glory of
love. Let us become people whom You cannot help loving and who cannot
help receiving love from You. Please lead us this way.
On that account, let us not lack in any qualification to become the
citizens of that nation, sons and daughters of that nation, and
leaders of that nation. Let us become people of which You can be proud
in front of a million satans. Allow the day when all the created world
can recite a poem of ecstasy and liberation. Allow it to come quickly.
We know that this is not happening in some conceptual world. We know
that if this is not defined through our minds and bodies, which live
on this realistic earth and through substance, we cannot finish
Heaven's ideal of creation. Therefore, let us be able to feel with our
heart and practice with our actions in the whole field of mission
which we take as our responsibility. Make us into sons and daughters
who do not hesitate to pioneer any road of battle until the day of
Let us be able to pioneer even a difficult road to remove the
remaining resentment of the cross and to welcome the hour of happiness
and hope, the hour of love in which we can rejoice. We pray that even
today we can live in that kind of state. We pray all these things
sincerely. We pray in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen.