REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
God's Will Which We Must Untangle
Father, we know that Your ideal of creating the original garden
and embracing the original true children with the original heart never
appeared on this earth. Please forgive humanity. We have not sung to
You with our original hearts from the time we were seized by death
Please forgive us, the miserable ones who were unable to call You from
the glorious original position. Father, please have compassion on us,
for we did not attain the original heart and were unable to call You
"My Father" with yearning.
Humanity lost the original garden, fell into the world of death and
struggled against the darkness. We have been in the midst of lamentation
and hopelessness, entrapped in the hands of the enemy. However, we long
for the original homeland in our consciences, the remnant of the original
mind. With Your touch, which we felt hour to hour, we have sought the
stream of heavenly life. Father, even as You persevered through the
historical battles, You helped us. We are so grateful.
Father, You know that being immature and unworthy, we are tired
from this course. I ask You to spread Your hands of compassion over us.
Please grant the power of re-creation and restore our original hearts.
My Father, I sincerely ask that You hold us so that we may approach You
with our original selves.
We must go toward the original world for which You long, even if we
have to cut away everything of this world. Therefore, Father, please
allow us to be totally immersed in desperate longing for the homeland.
Please drive us so that we may run to the homeland, even if our bodies
and legs become exhausted.
Please allow us to long for God's heart with both our minds and
bodies. Please allow us to build the garden of happiness in which You
will finally rejoice together with us and with all of humanity. Father,
I earnestly ask that You permit us to push the task forward with a loving
heart, even if everyone in this age opposes us.
We know that as fallen people, we must find our original selves and
our original homeland through the process of restoration. We must build
the original world together with You.
We the evil and fallen people were ignorant of Your loving heart,
the original homeland, the original character, and the original self.
Father! I truly ask that You refurbish us with all the elements we need
to become original selves through Your word, Your character, and Your
loving heart, so that we may attend You without any shortcomings and
establish our glorious selves.
Countless satans, our enemies, have indiscriminately attacked our
forefathers in the historical course and are attacking us today to
prevent this. We now know that it is our responsibility to prevent and
dispel this. We sincerely ask that You allow us to become true heavenly
sons and daughters, armed with Your heart and Your words, able to stand
confidently before our enemies.
We must now search for our original homeland. Our families, our
society, the thirty million people of this nation, the countless people on
earth, and even all the spirits in the spirit world are seeking the lost
original homeland, Father. Please allow us to be the leaders who can build
the original homeland that is connected to Your heart. Father, please
make us the workers and soldiers who can find and unite the true sons
and daughters out of the world of the enemy and build the original garden.
Father, please have compassion on us. We come to You with spirits
wounded during the week. Please eliminate all the unrighteous elements
and make only the original elements appear that can harmonize with Your
original nature. As a result, Father, permit us to bring the greatest
glory and joy to You. Father, I sincerely ask that You make this hour
an hour of joy by the recovery of our original selves.
Please purify us, the unworthy ones, for it is a time for bowing.
Please prevent the myriad satans from invading this hour. I earnestly
pray that You allow this hour to be an occasion for numerous saints and
angels to attend You and a time for bonding of heart to heart.
As I ask earnestly that You personally dominate and move upon the rest
of the schedule, I pray all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Father, who moves this earth! Please forgive the sorrowful sin of
history, which must be indemnified. Although countless people praised
You, sad history has passed for six thousand years without fulfilling
Your will. When we think who is responsible for all this, we cannot lift
our heads. However, we ask You to have sympathy on our poor hearts and
please preside over us personally.
We now kneel in Your presence with disheveled minds and bodies. Loving
Father, please subjugate this hour, for we know You should be our sole
owner. You are the only one who can see through all our situations.
Humankind has struggled to search for You in the course of history,
yet none attended and lived with You on the earth. Is there anyone piece
of land that belongs to You? Is there any one family that is Yours? Any
one people? Any one nation? Nothing on this earth is claimed as Yours.
We dare to understand Your sorrowful heart. We know Your sorrow is
that You cannot stand as the owner of this earth even though You are
the actual owner, and that You cannot take the authority over this land,
even though You should do so.
You worked without being able to take responsibility for humankind
on the earth even though You should do so. You were in the position
to directly subjugate and command us throughout our hearts, yet You
could not do so. You should rejoice over us as the fruits of goodness,
yet You could not find any one person, any one day. We did not know in
what a sorrowful situation You were involved.
Please permit us to be Your sons and daughters who can be connected to
Your sorrowful heart even if we have to lose everything on this earth at
this moment. We sincerely desire to feel Your situation and difficulty
from the standpoint of Your real children, to shed tears when You shed
tears, and to experience hardships when You experience hardships. Father,
You toiled for a long time to find and to establish such a person,
yet You have not met the central figure who can represent humanity,
heaven and the heavenly law.
We know that in the midst of all this, You formed the Israelites
through a long historical process and sent the substantial Messiah who
represents You and who works centering on Your heart to this earth.
The Israelites, however, did not attend the Messiah and did not live
together with him; as a result, they have wandered throughout the
world. Today, as we face the last days, we are expecting the day of
the Lord's Second Coming. We know that you are searching for one who
feels heartache when You feel sadness, one who fights with You, knowing
Your situation; one who sings together with You representing Heaven's
joy. Father, there are countless people living on this earth, yet they
have not recognized the one person who will represent the future together
with history and the age. Please forgive them at this time.
Father, we pray kneeling down in front of You until today waiting
for the hopeful day when we would receive that one person. Oh, Father!
Please let the precious person who will bring a sincerely loving heart
to come to the permitted garden at the permitted hour. Let the joyous
day come quickly to heaven and earth. We earnestly hope for and ask this.
Father! We realize that our mind is inadequate, our body worldly,
and that our desire moves together with Satan's. Possessing these
internal elements, we are miserable, for we are not qualified to await
the one central figure representing God coming at the permitted hour,
the permitted time, and in the permitted age. Father, please allow us
to lament for our pitiable selves, our pitiable families and society,
pitiable humanity, and pitiable heaven and earth.
It is the time for us to atone for our sins in sight of Heaven and
earth with a sorrowful heart. Father, please open our minds. Oh, Father,
we earnestly ask that You reshape our minds and bodies into the substance
which can harmonize with Your hyung sang and Your heart, for our heart
does not know how and is not in a situation to relate to Your heart.
If You abandoned us, then we would only be a feast for Satan in this
world of death. Oh, Father! You have waged the dispensation for six
thousand years! Please do not abandon us in these last days. We know that
Your will, which wanted to set the victorious mark, build the victorious
garden through us, and show it to the enemies, still remains. Therefore,
we ask You to guide us so that we may bring the glorious presence in any
kind of difficult position. Father, we sincerely hope that You guide us
to be the loyal heavenly subjects who will leave an absolute unchanging
heart toward Your will in front of Heaven and earth, even if we are
shattered to pieces by the hardships.
Father! Please have compassion on us for we have gathered here today.
Please make us understand Your heart now. Allow us to understand our
situation. Please eliminate anything and everything that may not be
acceptable to Your will. Father, please spread Your mighty hands directly
upon us so that our bodies cannot help moving with You, and we cannot
help repenting before You, Your heart becoming ours.
Please remove any worldly concepts, ideologies and assertions which are
unacceptable to You yet which we have held until today. Please elevate
the standard of original sensitivity and conscience so everything may
harmonize only with what is Yours. We earnestly ask that You connect
our hearts and make them unite with Your heart and Your situation in
this hour, Father.
Please make us realize that we are the sinful people who cannot lift
our heads, no matter how good we think we are, and that we are the fallen
descendants who cannot present any excuse before You no matter how many
internal conditions we may have as our excuse.
Father, please purify our surroundings by sending the numerous holy
saints. Please reshape us with Your mighty hands by shattering each
heart. Oh, my Father, I sincerely hope and desire that You give us
the words, as well as the character of re-creation, so that we can be
transformed from the substance of death into the substance of life and can
welcome the joyful hour of calling You in glory, ecstasy and happiness.
Today is a sacred day, Father, a day in which all people should
glorify You. The people of this nation, however, do not know You and most
of humanity opposes You. The time has come to understand Your pained
heart that laments over humanity. Father, please allow us to be Your
sons and daughters who can kneel down and shed ceaseless tears in front
of You at this time, as we feel the historical sin of not representing
Your lonely heart and situation. We sincerely ask that we can be Your
children who can sing and comfort Your heart until our bodies disappear,
for we realize how much Your heart has been wronged.
Your sons and daughters who are gathered here are miserable people.
They do not have any friends, any defenders, nor any companions on
this earth. They searched and followed this path by crossing lonely
hills, lonely trails, and lonely thorn bushes, being beaten time after
time. Father, have compassion on them, for they understood that they
have to keep to this path at any cost, even if they fall and die.
You are the only one who can take responsibility for the lives of Your
children who are longing for Your heavenly ideology out of their thirst
for life. You are the only one who can comfort their situation. Father,
please subjugate their heart, their situation, and their environment. I
truly ask that this hour be a sacred hour in which You reveal Your
presence to them and sacred hour of worship.
We have arrived at the last days, the period where time rushes
forward. The time has come for us to assess where we have been from
the objective perspective. Please make us see clearly and criticize
ourselves: where we are at, in what direction, and with what purpose we
are going. Father, we know that we must desperately work to eliminate
any gap that may exist between Your wishes and ours.
Father, please make our mind and body united as one. Please make us
move only if You move and stop when You stop. Please establish a turning
point in Your dispensation, and please make us prepare ourselves as the
representatives of Your heart who can sing the glory of Heaven and move
the countless holy saints in the spirit world.
Please grant the same grace to the lonely members in the countryside
who are kneeling down and praying to You now. Please spread Your loving
hands and bring about the motion of life to all those places where
members are pleading to You with desperate situations.
Father, please guide us to the realm of Your dominion where we can
sing of the glory of resurrection. Please embrace us with Your loving
heart. We sincerely ask You to bless us to become offerings to You
with childlike hearts, minds and bodies that admire and long for you.
I pray all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
Father, my Father! Please make us feel that our mind belongs to You.
Please make us feel during this hour that our body is flawless and
untainted, just like the original Adam and Eve. As we realize our
responsibility to become the glorious fruits that can be offered to You
with our minds and bodies united into one, we ask You to please grant
us the heavenly grace of calling You "our Father."
We know well that the greatest sorrow of humanity is not being
able to connect with Your love, losing the original conscience which
can communicate with Your heart, and the disunity between our mind
and body, which have the role of uniting that conscience and heart.
Sensitivity toward Your heart was lost due to the fall. The mind that
can love all things by experiencing Your heart disappeared from us.
Father, please guide us to regain that heart. Please make our mind
and body united and please make everything we have belong to You. Oh,
Father! We earnestly hope that You will move us in this hour to possess
a broad heart that can proudly spread the wings of love and embrace all
things as we bring our all to You.
My Father! We desperately need Your word, which can connect us with
that kind of heart. We know that we lost Your word; the next thing we lost
was the substance, and the next was the heart. Father, please raise in us
the lost original heart through Your word. We sincerely ask that You will
grant in this hour the grace to be embraced in Your glorious bosom by our
minds bowing to Your original words and our bodies listening diligently.
You were the one who initiated the task; You shall be the one to
fulfill it. Everything was started from goodness; thus, the end shall
also be goodness. Father, You said that You are the Alpha and the Omega,
the beginning and the end. However, humankind lost the original heart
at the beginning, and we cannot be connected to the heavenly heart even
at the end. Now, in the last days, we should hold and connect with the
original heart, yet we are still struggling in the grievous pits of the
fall. Father, please forgive us.
Please make us understand in this hour that our mind is not ours but
Yours; our body is not ours but Yours. Please, Father, make us experience
substantially and actually the reality that all of our heart, sensitivity,
and everything we have does not belong to us, but to You.
Father, I am about to convey Your words. Please do not allow any
gap between the mind of the conveyer and the minds of the receiver. We
know that it is easy to block heavenly grace if we assess things from
our subjective viewpoint. Therefore, please make us reciprocate and
harmonize for Your sake alone. We earnestly pray that we can return
to a childlike heart, hear the words, and receive the feelings as they
are. Please permit everything to start and end with Your presence.
Father! Please allow us to be connected to the heart and the
situation of Jesus at the time of his ministry. Allow us to become the
substantiation of his ideology and hope so that we can welcome Jesus,
become harmonized with his situation and his heart, and establish the
condition of joy by which to attend You. Father, please bless this hour
which we received with Your permission to be filled with the grace of
Your glory. I ask all this in the name of the Lord. Amen.
When we look at ourselves, we realize that we are not alone. There
are certain families and a society which have special relationships with
us. When we look at this from the perspective of conscience, we realize
that all these are intertwined within the relationships that promote
the larger and higher goodness.
The Intertwined Hopes of Humanity and God
If we want to clarify ourselves completely and stand in a perfectly
secure position, then we must resolve all relationships from our old
environment and make an absolute relationship with the new value. We must
make an absolute relationship with the world of heartistic ideology. We
must make that kind of determination while we are alive on this earth and
claim it as God's, humanity's, and our own. That would be the greatest
hope and mission of humankind.
God's lamentation is that humanity, whom God personally created, did
not unite with the heavenly value, did not harmonize with the value for
cosmic existence, and did not become ones who could praise the absolute
relationship from a secure position. This is the lamentation of God and
of human history, and it still remains as a condition of lamentation in
Our mind unconsciously desires to sing about that absolute
relationship, about that happiness and the ideology of liberty and
peace. Even though that is the wish of both our mind and body, no one has
fulfilled such a world with his mind and lived in such an environment with
his body. This is proven by history, by your lifestyle, and by your life.
When we analyze and criticize ourselves objectively, we are certainly
not a happy people. If we are miserable, we must be miserable for You,
for humanity, and for society.
If we do not have the solution to our problem and a method of
replenishing ourselves, then we cannot remain in a secure place from
which to glorify the absolute value. In religious terms, we call this
"living in the secular, sinful realm of the fallen world."
If God exists, He would want to liberate such people, to make them the
substantiation of liberty, and lead them into the garden of liberation and
the world of liberating ideology. The final hope of humanity is to become
the center of harmony who respects his value as the representative of
all things and who can move together with the world of cosmic beings. The
final hope is to achieve the absolute standard by which the Creator God
is moved to be present. If God's dispensational will exists, finding such
a being would be the final purpose of His dispensation. If a stream of
history exists, then its purpose would be the building of the world in
which all individuals are connected. When we look at ourselves, we are
connected to a certain world of relationship. Our existence today did
not start from ourselves; it is connected to our past relationships and
to our era. Moreover, we are destined to have future relationships.
How then would we explain the intricacies of our past relationships,
of our relationship to our era, our future relationship, and our
relationship to the spirit world? Philosophers should strive to explain
this; religions should strive to solve this. Conscientious and heartistic
persons of character should have this kind of ideology and assert it;
only then are they qualified to possess new hope and a new ideology in
front of past history, the present era, and the future. Only then can
they represent that value.
However, ever since the beginning of human history, no one has
presented himself as the substantiation of such value to humanity. No
one has sung together with the cosmos and glorified the cosmic joy.
God's purpose, hope, and the ideology of creation were to find and
establish this kind of person. Why then was God unable to present the
condition of such an ideology, and the experiential emotion which
we long to find and connect with our heart to the human world? Why
were none of the great people of history able to introduce this kind
of situation? We realize it is because human history did not become
the foothold that could hasten in the world of goodness in which the
original essence and the original nature are harmonized. We should know
that our society does not have the proper conditions for establishing
the substantiation of the ideology of goodness and for praising and
cultivating such a value. History and society do not harmonize with our
ideological world. They are actually against it.
For that reason, a certain event, a certain new ideology, or certain
assertion must come forth to resolve this contradictory and conflicting
situation. Humanity cannot reach the ideological world that can only be
understood by our original mind and heart as they are now; therefore,
a certain new ideology must come forth to present the direction. That
ideology must possess all the historical and environmental conditions
if it is to change all that is contradictory and conflicting.
The Purpose of Dispensational History through
God has been stubbornly pioneering one aspect of history in which the
masses did not take interest: religion. Religion has not followed the
trend of history and has maintained the singular path that went against
the course of history. It has developed a conditional foundation which
worked to foster the concept of holistic goodness in the background
Had God not prepared that foundation of relationship and the
conditional environment in the course of history as He developed the
direct relationship with humankind, then He would not be able to have
any relationship with us today. Had He not accomplished it, He would
not have any relationship with our conscience today.
Religion has developed through the historical relationship and has
prepared and advanced the foundation in the environment from the position
that went against the contemporary society. I myself also advanced from
a position that could not harmonize with reality and went against the
trend of this age. However, if religion does not harmonize with society
until the end, the garden of happiness, freedom and peace for which
God, humanity and the whole cosmos long cannot be constructed in the
dispensational last days; such an ideology cannot be established. If God
is driven out, then the standard of absolute goodness in our conscience
would also be driven out. Therefore, that absolute goodness also must
pass through the process of historical relationship if it is to make a
relationship with historical humankind. For that reason, God has worked
the dispensation in this way.
What did God do during the long six thousand years? God established a
new concept of goodness and upon that foundation developed the form of
religion. He then advanced the ideology of goodness for the purpose of
liberating all the conditions and all the relationships in the entangled
history. God has waged a movement to liberate individuals from their
entangled history and from their adherence to their culture. In other
words, God has been toiling to disentangle us until now.
Human history started not from goodness but from evil. Evil started
first. The communists assert the theory of dialectical materialism and
explain history through the theory of thesis-antithesis-synthesis.
However, that is not the truth. The assertion that from a thesis a
conflictive antithesis emerges and produces something new (a synthesis)
through the process of struggle is incorrect. The proper assertion should
be this: since something untrue (antithesis) exists, a true form (thesis)
should emerge, and harmonize to produce something new (synthesis). The
developmental process of history has been this: since history started
from evil, something new (a thesis) which confronts that evil must come
forth and reconcile the evil.
When the time comes for the fulfillment of God's purpose, the highest
goodness will have been established and the greatest point of resolution
will appear. Such a time is the end of history, the end of religion,
the end of the humanity's hope, and the end of the heavenly dispensation.
Therefore, God has suffered and toiled to reform people who are
entrenched in their wrong habits and narrow-minded traditions in their
various environments. We should be grateful to Heavenly Father for
guiding us from the time of our historical ancestors to today.
God has been working to disentangle knotted human history. God is
working to transform it because human history did not harmonize with the
ideology of goodness and instead became connected with the illicit content
of the fall. God's dispensation has the will to transform the wrongful
history. For that purpose He has sought to transform the individual,
the family, the people, the nations, and the world. You should remember
Therefore, my topic today is "God's Will Which We Must Untangle." We
must remember that God will continually fight until the day this world
is completely untangled from the position of denying all the tangled
and knotted relationships of history.
God's Dispensation Sparked Reform Movements
and the Situation of Today
We must untangle God's will. God's will is to reform history. If we
observe history, all the past sovereignties were gradually destroyed
by reform movements. That process continued until the present form
of democracy. In other words, in the medieval age, God liberated the
surfs, liberated the feudal society, destroyed the monarchic states,
and established today's form of democracy. God has worked to advance the
reform movement toward the standard of the whole representing the state,
the world, and the ideology, the individual representing the whole,
and at the same time the whole representing the individual, and the
whole unable to ignore the individual and the individual fully able to
confront the whole. That, however, has not moved to harmonize with the
direction of history but went against it. For that reason, there are two
major streams that are confronting each other at this historical period
of the last days: one is communism and the other, democracy. Communism
and democracy are confronting each other.
From historical evidence, the democratic camp belongs to God's side,
for it moves upon the foundation of God's dispensational will. What
about communism? It is the camp that moves upon the materialistic
external foundation, and it goes against what can be allowed in the
human world. These two camps have been spearheading the worldwide
reform movements. They are professing the reform movements on the world
level. Now these two camps will crash into each other, and that is the
time when which is right or wrong, correct or incorrect will be decided.
When we discuss the value of a person, we cannot evaluate him as
a great person merely out of his external appearance. By what do we
evaluate a person? The standard should be his conscience and world view.
We talk about someone's character according to what depth is the
heart connected to his conscience and world view. This applies not only
to the character of a person but to the ideology also. If an ideology
is founded upon a certain external form only, then it will not satisfy a
human being. A human being does not become satisfied only by the external
things. When we feel happy, we do so only when the internal condition
of happiness is satisfied. That is the original nature of a human being.
Therefore, when the ideology or the world view, which has a
materialistic foundation and emerged out of the reality of the present
society, is introduced to humanity who ultimately moves toward the highest
goodness, it will not be able to connect to the humanity in the end.
Therefore, now humanity must recognize the existence of the Divine,
move their conscience according to the movement of the Divine, and
establish an ideology and a world view based upon that conscience. We
know well that without having the ideology and the world view that
upholds peace, happiness and love, and that contains the original
essence of unconditional sacrifice, without the human being sensing
and experiencing the goodness automatically through the conscience,
humanity cannot establish the condition of happiness, the ideology
and the world view of happiness in the human world. History has moved
to the time when nationalism is passing away and globalism must stand
representing the whole.
The world should move toward where a single organization or person
does not rule the world but all people from an equal position claim the
world as my own, the sovereignty as my own, and the world view as my own,
within the democratic system. God has been opening and will open history
to reach such a state. He is working in this manner.
When we look back at God's dispensation, He has been working in
the internal aspects from the position that goes against the trend of
that period. God has been working to unify the people of the different
nationalities by setting a general direction of goodness and making the
whole move toward that direction. God unified the people of different
nationalities by establishing a new form of religion which can mediate
and move them toward unity.
If we look at religion from that perspective, Christianity is in the
leading position among many religions. The history of Christianity, which
represented God's dispensational will and lasted through the process of
reform and revolution of the human history, prepared the content that
can move the present world and can become the hopeful foundation for
When we understand this we can understand what is God's love. Why? God
did not permit the religious people who were responsible to God's will
and His dispensation from making a relationship with the world, for God
had to reform the ideologies, the world views and the national traditions
as human history progressed. Those religious people were in the lonely,
poor and miserable position from the perspective of their period;
however, that was the genuine love of God who prevented and led them,
knowing history and its process of reform.
God allowed the people of the Old Testament to come to Him through
the Law and made the people of the New Testament come to Him through
the faith which advocates character. Just as the Old Testament period
ended by the advent of Jesus, the New Testament period will also end
when the Lord comes again. In other words, religion also moves toward
the form which can accommodate the reform-minded historical viewpoint.
Among many of God's dispensational programs, how to spread the major
religions, such as Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism,
would be an important issue.
The Mission and the Essence of Christianity
from the Viewpoint of Reform History
If God has presented the history of reform and of liberation, then the
period that centered upon and venerated the church leader should end.
Just as God waged the struggle to enlighten the feudal society which
served the feudal lords, in the last days, religion is needed that
allows equal value to the followers, as well as the esteemed church
leaders. God will look for a people of character who can transcend
all denominations and sects. Wouldn't that be true? Only then, God's
dispensation of liberation would be concluded in the historical last days.
The Christians now and in the past have regarded other religions as
inferior. However, if their attitude does not change, then the efforts
of a million-fold would be required to open their mind when the time
comes for a new day.
Combining everything of the past is not the way; however, all should
be resolved as one and become open in the end. The one who shows the
open-mindedness to history, the ideology, the world view, and our mind
will be on the side of God. The religion which is led by that kind of
person will be the religion that all humanity will worship.
Therefore, if the Christians today realize God's dispensation has been
moving toward reform and openness, then stretching and opening their
limited concept of faith would be their most urgent task. At the same
time, they would have the responsibility to reform and uncover all the
general conditions of their society to make these acceptable to God.
Wouldn't that be so? Religion and politics have been separated until
now, but they will merge together from now. The Catholic kingdom of
the Vatican will establish its own political form in the not-so-distant
future. The time will come when it will fight against the system that
asserts a different ideology and world view. Wait and see.
For these reasons, the direction of reform and openness has been
divided in two main directions in history: one is right, the other
left. These directions, however, should not divide without limit and
become destroyed; they should be guided, centering on one common purpose
to the position where they would need each other. In other words, we
should know that the purpose of division into the right and the left
is not the destruction, but the unity into complete one. This is true,
not only in the area of ideology, but also in the area of religious
For Christianity which claims to be a world religion and for the
Christians who claim to have that kind of value system, the question is
to what extent they can open their minds and their denominations and be
flexible. There will come a time when God will proclaim this to every
religion, denomination, and the believers at the forefront of the last
days. The time will surely come.
When we observe Christianity today, they are tied down to certain forms
and concepts, just as the Catholic church was bound by certain rituals
and forms. She cannot stand in front of God, if she is entrenched in such
rituals and forms. The person of character who subjugates the formality
and ritual may stand in front of God, but the one who is subjugated by
those things cannot. That is why Luther insisted that we should abolish
formality and the unnecessary concepts and return to God by faith alone,
centering on the Bible.
Those who lean on the words, those who are subjugated by the words,
those who are restricted by the word, and those who move by the word
cannot become God's children. Jesus was the one who could subjugate the
word, and those who could give the word. Those who can stand his place
can become God's children. God is demanding such a people.
For what are we all, regardless of being Protestant or Catholic? We
need the words of Bible; but we also need the substantiation of the word,
which is the core. That means, we need the person Jesus. We should long
for that one person. Words may pass us by, but the one thing which should
not pass us by is the Subject of the word.
What then is the final purpose of Christianity? It is not the
completion of the Bible. It is not the completion of the words. It is
the one substantiation that passed through the word and that can control
the word. The final purpose is the Lord of the Second Advent, i.e., the
standard of the hope of Christianity. Moreover, that substantiation is
the standard of hope not only for Christianity, but also for Buddhism,
Confucianism, or any other religion. The perspective of that one
substantiation might have been different, but the content they testified
and introduced was the one and the same. This is evident by the standard
of character that must be met for that one substantiation, regardless
of the kind of religion or denomination.
The Completed Testament Age is the Age When
the Ordinary Believer Must Take Responsibility
When we look carefully at the six-thousand-year history, the Old
Testament Age was the age of law and the New Testament Age was the age
of faith. In the near future, the Completed Testament Age, which will
fulfill God's will, should come. The vertical history has progressed in
that manner. The age when a certain system or sovereignty will move the
whole will pass away. It should change into the age when individuals
will move the sovereignty and the system.
It is the same in Christianity. When we observe Korean Christianity,
it looks as though it is an organization for the ministers, where the
believers exist for the ministers. Original Christianity, however, was not
such. It should be an organization for the believers where the ministers
exist for the sheep. Therefore, the age of the minister will pass by. It
will be gone. It should be driven away. It cannot be left alone.
God is working in that way. God is breaking this apart. If the age
of the minister passes by, then the age of presbyter is coming. Famous
so and so presbyters appeared now; then, it changes into the age of the
deacon. Therefore, so and so deacon is showing up. If the age of the
deacon passes away, what age will come? We are entering into the age of
the ordinary believer.
The historical last days and the dispensational last days will come
equally to all people. The denominations representing a certain period are
moving upon the equal standard. God's dispensational history searched for
a person who upholds the absolute value and who can prepare the holistic
value, in front of the one standard, which holds the view that Jesus,
the ministers, the fellow believers exist for me.
How will the Korean church change? It will be as I predicted. Please
wait and see. What is the thing we must cry out to the Korean church, to
the world church? The authority of the church leaders should decline and
establish the equality. The world religion should become unified. That
is the reason for the advent of so and so world organization, so and so
association, and so and so Christian association.
Now is the time for us, the ordinary believers, to take
responsibility. Isn't this so? This is true if we look at history. The
Old Testament was the time when God personally moved the dispensation,
and the New Testament was the time when Jesus and the Holy Spirit moved
the dispensation. This time of the last days is the time for us to move
the dispensation. With our hands, we should push God's dispensation. We
no longer need the life under the command of certain church leader. We
should possess the value of our life, which can enjoy equality to the
value of the world level.
We the young people should rise against the denominationalism in
the reality of the Christian church today, and cry out for the unity of
ordinary believers. The ordinary believers should unite and drive out
all the corrupted and unrighteous church leaders.
You should know the time is calling for such an action. In the past,
certain sovereigns, monarchs or lords acted in place of God. However,
were they God? Should only those people act representing God? No, it
should not be that way. All people were born with the flesh and blood
of God; therefore, they are the children of God.
The democratic form came about for that reason. Democracy granted
the right to be the sons and daughters of God and drove the reform
history. It was opening everything.
History progressed until today in this direction of reform and
opening. The problem is how to resolve it from now on. The history,
dispensation and religion are being opened and moving toward the form
of equality. World history is moving in this way. In these conditions,
the problem of today's politicians, historians, and religious leaders
is how to mediate the world that is moving in that direction. How to
God has been toiling for six thousand years to liberate humanity
from the history of sin. God has persevered through the sacrifice of
countless holy people and even the sacrifice of His only son, whom He so
loved. However, Christians today are ignorant of the heavenly mission
to change the world into a new ordered form. Humanity today does not
know. No religion or denomination realizes this. Society and religion
are moving in this direction. What will happen in the last days? We must
now change what must be changed.
Love Me More Than Anyone
Jesus said, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth;
I have not come to bring peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34) It was
an amazing proclamation. The people of Israel thought of the Messiah as
the king of peace, the Savior who will redeem the sins of all people; but
Jesus announced this surprising proclamation. It was a single proclamation
that violated everything that existed, in the aspect of society, nation,
family and personal level.
He then spoke, "For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her
mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be those of his own household."
(Matthew 10:35-36) How can this be? Moreover, he continued, "He who loves
father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son
or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take
his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:37-38) Jesus
then further stated, "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who
loses his life for my sake will find it." (Matthew 10:39) These words
are certainly the greatest contradiction of the viewpoint of that period.
Two thousand years have passed since the time of Jesus. If
we understand the time of Jesus as the consolidating and unifying
period of dispensation, then the words spoken at that time should be
fulfilled in the period of last days. All the unsolved passages of the
66 books of the Bible should be resolved in the period of last days.
The entangled world, the entangled sovereignty, the entangled society,
family and individual should all be untangled in the period of the last
days. What will happen to me then? You must think about this.
Jesus said, "Love me more than anyone." It was indeed a most
revolutionary statement. In this statement, the concept of loving one's
parents, loving one's children, and loving one's husband or wife is never
mentioned. God recognizes that this world is the fallen world. From where
did our history begin? It is the history that started from the illicit
blood relationship between Adam, Eve and Satan, centering on Satan. The
history began from the illicit relationship with the archangel. God
cannot allow we, the nation and the people, who multiplied upon that
foundation, to multiply the seed of evil, centering on evil. This is
where God's pain lies.
We know of the flood judgment at the time of Noah when God destroyed
the whole world, except Noah's eight immediate family members. Why did
God judge humanity and every living being by the flood, except Noah
who built the ark for 120 years and his eight family members? The
reason for judging humanity, who inherited Satan's blood lineage at
that time, is that God needed the people who can connect with God's
heart, unite their mind and body, and make the lineal relationship.
God did not need the people who made lineal relationships with Satan,
just the ones who can make a lineal relationship with God's love. God,
therefore, destroyed humanity, except Noah's eight family members.
Jesus came as the Savior to all people, but what kind of Savior was
he? He did not come to advocate a certain ideology or world view. He
did not come to make a happy environment by pioneering the social
environment. What kind of Savior was he? The Savior who can guide the
life of all people into heavenly ones, who can inspire people to abide
by the heavenly ideology, and who can guide the people to the position
in which they can enjoy God's love by acquiring the heavenly life and
ideology. No one understood the life course of Jesus who came with such
a content, his life which possessed such a heart, and his heart of love.
For that reason, Jesus lamented, "If I have told you earthly things
and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly
things? (John 3:12) and "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." (Matthew 8:20)
What are these words based upon? He did not speak these words centering
upon the foundation of any worldly ideology or world view, of certain
system, of his family, or of any emotion, or human relationship. He
spoke as he thought of the system that centers upon the new ideology,
as he dreamed of the substantiation of life who may be enjoyed within
the realm of that new system, and longed with his heart for the time
when those substantiations may sing of eternal love with God.
Jesus did not have any place to lay his head from this viewpoint. He
was the most lonely and miserable person. Why? Because he came with the
internal heart and the world view that have a direction 180 degrees
different from the world. The place he stayed was the enemy's land,
his living environment was the enemy's environment, the sovereignty
under which he was ruled was that of his enemy, and the place where he
searched for love was also the enemy's world. Under such circumstances,
wherever he went there could be no peace. Everything that came upon
him was his enemy.
In the midst of all that, Jesus had the responsibility to establish the
living foundation for God and wage the movement for reform and openness
instead of God. He also had to establish the foundation of God's eternal
ideology and spark a revolution centering on that heavenly ideology. He
was not the small man you know who saved the people by simply dying
on the cross. Jesus was the person who wanted to connect the heart and
conscience of millions and millions of people and to start a movement in
which all those people will act out of his command. His concern was there.
The Content and the Standard which Can
Unite the History of Reform and Openness
God initiated and drove the movement of reform and openness. After
reforming and opening the periods of history, all the ideologies and
world views of the world, and religions, God will unite them with one
heart which never existed in the human world before. God is working to
abolish the world of illicit relationships, because the humanity today
is the result of the fallen relationship.
Therefore, in the last days, my parents, my children, that is, the
parent-child relationship, will become my enemies just as Jesus advocated
in the past. He also said, your husband and wife, your family itself
will become your enemy. Look at the situation of our society today from
the viewpoint of the family as the unit. The parent-child relationship
is breaking down. Isn't it so? Parents killing their children, a child
killing the parent, and the fidelity of the conjugal relationship breaking
down. The fundamental family relationship itself is breaking down. Ethics
and morality which humanity advocated are breaking down. Religious
doctrines are breaking down. Consequently, we are arriving at an age
when we no longer can recognize which is which. Everything is shaken.
In this chaotic situation where most people are confused, depressed
and lamenting, a people who pray "Father, please hasten the coming of
that age," should come forward among the thirty million people of this
nation. Heavenly sons and daughters who pray likewise should come forward.
The declared words of Jesus are being realized automatically in
its external form. Why did Jesus speak these words? Because it is
the history which is bound to pass by and it is the illicit emotional
foundation which is bound to fade away. For these reasons, Jesus said,
"I am the son of God." He was the son of God who came with heavenly
heart and love, not with the human heart and love. He said that he is the
bridegroom representing the heavenly heart and love and the believers are
his bride. Representing heavenly heart and love, he called the believers
"the brothers and sisters." He said it all.
What then should all of humanity feel at this age of the last days?
God has reformed and opened history, the religions, and even our family
foundation by waging the movement of reform. We should now look for the
one standard that can unify all this.
God gave the blessing of dominating all things to the humanity. He
promised that all the things He created would be in the domain of human
subjugation. For that reason, the world is moving toward the global
formation that humanity can dominate. This is happening externally.
We said we will restore God's will. Restoration does not start from
God, but from an individual. We then should restore our brothers and
sisters and our parents in the family level restoration.
The time has come for you to long for yourself to be able to represent
Jesus, to be able to connect the words of Jesus with your heart. Your
self is the problem. No matter how many people are here, the one whom God
loves the most cannot be two persons. Two people cannot rule the world
of heart and love. The problem is the one person, who can represent
God's ideology and the world view, and the people, who can represent
today's Christianity, the changing social history, and everything of
history, the age, and religion. God has been resolving everything that
is scattered all over, and He needs to set one center there.
Just as Jesus came with the representative mission to resolve the
scattered four-thousand-year history, the Lord of the Second Advent comes
to resolve everything of the six-thousand-year history. What ideology or
world view would he bring? He brings the ideology of heart. Historically,
there was the age of truth before the age of ideology. It meant that
society was guided by a certain philosophical foundation or standard
of knowledge. Through that process, humanity has arrived at the age of
ideology today. When things change upon the philosophical foundation,
they are criticized in the realm of ideology.
The Content and the Function
of the Lord Who Is Coming Again
When the age of ideology passes away, the final age, which humanity
demands, is the age of heart. It is the age of heart which is connected
to the heavenly heart and love, not that of the human heart. We need
to think about that age. No matter how great a problem-solver anyone
may claim to be, history will be resolved only when such an age comes.
If the time of the global last day is indeed coming, Christianity
out of all the world level religions saw that reality through most
accurately. What then is the heartistic foundation of Christianity? It
is the ideology that establishes the horizontal bridegroom and bride
relationship, which pronounces that "I am your bridegroom and you are
my bride." It is the ideology that enabled the relationship of father
and son, which pronounced God as "my Father" and I as "His son." It is
the ideology that can connect all people of the world in brotherhood,
which pronounced all people as "my brother." It is not the ideology in
the realm of thought, but is the ideology of heart which transcends the
conscience. That age is the age of the cosmic ideology which can connect
with the heavenly heart and love.
God destroys everything that is false to find one thing which is
untainted and perfect. Just as a new revolution emerges out of corruption,
the world will become internally unified out of division. We should
understand these principles. Such a world will surely come; that world
is coming as a whole and as an individual. The problem is not in the
whole, but in the individual. Therefore, the concept that respects the
individual is the problem. Where are you now? God will ask what ideology,
what religion, what historical trend, and what situation do you have?
You should become a person who can reply "Oh, Father, I came not
to bring peace but to bring the sword," just as Jesus did toward the
chosen people of Israel, and who can say with confidence and courage,
"Love God more than anyone else," just as Jesus did. You should become
a person who fulfills that responsibility.
Therefore, we should liberate everything. We should liberate history,
religion, and the world of heart. We should have a new ideology, instead
of past ideologies and world views; have a new power of life, instead
of the one we had in our past life environment; and have a new heart
that can enjoy our new ideology and the new power of life.
Jesus was not welcomed in his time for he came to the fallen world. He
did not have any friend or comrade. He was persecuted in his time
and died on the cross in utter loneliness. He came representing God;
but before he came to the enemy Satan's world, he was the enemy of the
world. Can the enemy be welcomed? It would be a lie.
If a certain representative in the democratic society who opposes
that society appears, if someone in the communist society appears with
an ideology that opposes that society, if someone in Christian society
appears with an ideology that may be opposed by Christian doctrine, and if
someone brings a certain ideology of the world of heart, then all people
would be drawn to take interest. We should know that such a time has come.
The thing that can resolve history, the present age, and the future is
not the existing world form. It has got to be a new form which opposes
the established one, a content which can transcend our conscience and
connect with the heart, and a content which can transcend human morality
and connect with the heavenly law. It is not existing logic which defends
the existing point of view. It has got to be an ideology which contains
a new logical content that can unite and harmonize the existing logical
arguments. If such words, such an ideology is introduced to the millions
of conscientious people, it could change the direction of their conscience
180 degrees and cause a revolution in their minds.
That ideology would not stop at bringing a revolution in conscience,
but it could bring the heavenly heart and love that will pierce our mind
and cause the heartistic relationship that will not break for eternity. If
that ideology appears, then it is the last age.
Jesus' Ideology of the Bridegroom and
the Bride, and God's Love
Jesus taught "I am your bridegroom and you are my bride" to teach
the ignorant people these things. The bridegroom and bride which Jesus
talked about are the relationships that transcend the mundane concept of
a loving relationship between a man and a woman. You should understand
that history moves toward a new world through the new door, only from
the position where the direction of the conscience and the action of
the heart may move toward God. The work of God will be completed only
if the openness is progressed to that extent.
In the process of human history, the revolution does not exist in the
heartistic matter. However, Jesus asserted two thousand years ago that
"he who loves parents or children more than me is not worthy of me."
It is an amazing statement.
Jesus said "love him more than anyone." What is that content? That
content was not found, for Jesus was killed. Therefore, we should realize
that when we desire to find that content, that is the time of our hope
and the time of the Second Coming. The words were given, but the content
or the ideology which can connect with the heart of those words did not
appear. When that appears, it will be the day of world peace.
The center of our mind is our conscience. God, however, cannot
subjugate the person with the conscience. God cannot command you to go
here or go there, even if you are a good person of conscience. However,
if you make a heartistic loving relationship with God, then He can
command you without restriction.
Humankind did not lose the conscience by the fall. Not being able
to make the heartistic loving relationship with God was the fall.
Therefore, we must go beyond our conscience and make the heartistic loving
relationship with God. Only then will God's aching pain and resentment
disappear and the restorational dispensation end. Only by emergence
of that standard, can humanity represent God. Only when that ideology,
world view, and teaching of religion are practiced, can God move freely
upon the realm of all things.
We, therefore, must drive out the denominational conflict in and
between religions. There were numerous religions before the advent of
the Unification Church. We must peel off the denominational mask and
eliminate the formal church. God is longing for the family church and
the individual church. God is longing to move about freely, even to the
realm of all things, by them becoming the temple of goodness and the
holy of the holies. God is hoping for that kind of garden.
The fall was the loss of the relationship that was created out of
the unity between the human heart and God's heart; therefore, trying
to re-establish that relationship is God's restorational dispensation
and the standard of human hope. For that reason, Jesus who came as the
representative of that dispensation and that hope called himself "the
bridegroom" and us "the bride." What should we do to cross over to that
state? We must have the direct experience of emotion, shock, admiration,
and the heart of yearning, centering on God, that transcends that of
the bridegroom and bride. Without that, we cannot go forward.
What is God about to show to humanity, whom He liberated and opened
thus far? History until now was filled with the word "human love."
God's dispensation of restoration is the breaking of that and refilling
that space with the word called "God's love."
Is there anyone who experienced God's love? If there are people among
you who experienced God's love in its mysterious state, you would have
felt that loving feeling is the comprehensive and unifying emotion of
the whole existential world. Human love is not such a love; however,
at that moment when you feel God's love, you can feel that comprehensive
and unifying emotion of the whole existential world. God's love holds
Therefore, the state of God's love can be described as the state where
the individual and the whole are completely connected. The spiritual
world is the supernatural world of recognition based upon such a love.
Therefore, that world is not limited by time and space.
Just as all things admire the sunlight and move according to the sun,
all people will bow their heads if someone appears, who possesses the
foundation of God's heart and love, which the human original nature
desires. That time must surely come.
Jesus came to present such conditions; he, however, could not bring out
the standard of such a heartistic and loving relationship because he was
killed. This is the lamentation of God and the aching pain and resentment
of God for six thousand years and of Jesus for two thousand years. We
should realize that God persevered through the six thousand years of
dispensational history to see the day when his pain and resentment are
comforted and liberated.
When the time demands this and God's will to unify the movement of
reform and openness exists, we should pray, "Oh, God! Where is Your
love? Where are Your loving denomination, Your loving servant, Your
loving sons and daughters?" If that person exists, he would be the one
most persecuted by this world. God said He is the Alpha and the Omega.
The beginning and the end will come with the same appearance, although
there may be a difference in its size.
A true human being, who can feel the sorrow God felt when He lost Adam
and Eve, must come. He is the representative of God. He should be the
owner of heart who can embrace the sorrowful God, who cried for all people
throughout the historical course and for the chosen people of Israel,
and cry for God in place of history. The people who felt God's heart as
their own, who prayed sorrowfully to God when they saw humanity lost and
confused in the realm of death, and who struggled without concern for
their dignity when they saw the flock of true sheep being trampled upon,
were not welcomed in their time.
In the age of the last days, no matter how desperate the heart is to
connect with God's heart, it cannot connect all at once, just as is God's
work often. We have to think of what kind of process took place when
humankind lost that heart. We lost God's words and lost our body, which
God created, by not keeping God's words. We lost God's love after losing
our body. We, therefore, must go through the process of restoration.
For Everything That Was
Entangled to Become Untangled
Today, we need the words that can penetrate into our mind and body,
into our original nature, into our original emotion, even into our heart
which is hidden deeply in our conscience, and move us for all eternity. We
need the words that have the internal power to influence our conscience
and our heart to make us yearn for God's love. We need the words that
can instantly break down any ideology, any world view, any conceptual
understanding of the past, and make us determine to do God's work by
generating a new heart. Religions of today, especially Christianity,
should do this work. This is the work that Jesus will do by coming again.
#We need the words that can make us attach to God's eternal words
for eternity. We, therefore, should become the substantiation that
harmonizes with those words. With respect to our lifestyle and our
heartistic standard, we can build the character of which God will be
happy, when we make relationship only with God's eternal world and not
with the satanic world. Wouldn't God love us then? Do you think God will
love what is not good?
Jesus spoke of the bridegroom and the bride. Those words were external,
like a letter. Religion until now was the religion of conscience. It was
not the religion of the heart. It set the heartistic target, yet did
not have the heartistic content. Therefore, his words were a form of
conscience and a letter of a promise. Thus, we need to find the words
of heart by which we can relate to the content of that letter. We need
to look for the words of heart in which I can be eternally intoxicated,
for which I long, with which I can rejoice, with which I can love, and
with which I can live together. Next, we should become the substantiation
of our Father's words. We should become the substantiation which God
will not deny and which Jesus will recognize as his bride. Only then,
can we become the heavenly person.
From now on you should not say that you do not know the Bible which
you believe in very well; that you do not know who is really Jesus;
that you know him only by words, but not heartistically; and that you
know Jesus conceptually, but not experientially. If you are like this,
you have nothing to do with Jesus.
It was said that now is the time "to find," "to seek," and "to knock."
We visited the fancy brick houses and great doors and looked for tens
of years, yet we did not find anything. We should, therefore, look in
the opposite direction. God is pushing us from behind. God is bringing
the good people and driving them into the evil world. We should know
that God's new dispensation starts from the people who are persecuted.
That does not necessarily mean that such people are the Unification
Church members. The people who came here for the first time may think,
"Oh, look at this Unification Church. How could they do this." but think
as you will.
In this world, this period of last days, a certain ideology or world
view, which communism and democracy both oppose, should appear in the
future. It must come. When a ideology or world view, which communism and
democracy want to drive out in their concerted effort and which all kinds
of denominations, so and so Presbyterian church, the Methodist church,
the Holiness church, forty-odd denominations, want to drive out, should
appear; only then will a new history begin.
If such an ideology or world view appears, then the feeling of wanting
to go there, to be there, and to live there would spring in your mind.
The place where the feelings of wanting to see, to move, to speak, and
to live emerges would be the final destination point of human history.
A person of character who opens everything that was tangled, who unifies
everything again, and connects everything to one heart, one ideology,
and one life, should appear. An ideology or world view that can harmonize
the whole cosmos should appear. Only then will God's total will, which
worked to open everything, be resolved. God can then rest. All people
can rest because God is resting. History can find the stabilizing point
and start a new age.
Father, we now understand that Your historical course was the course of
disentanglement. We know that in our body and our mind, there are desires
for food, sex, material and sleep. When we think how much You struggled in
the historical course to work with the people who have these desires, we
realize that we are indeed the unforgivable sinners. Please forgive us.
We understand that countless satans work to entangle, even as You
untangle, the historical course. It was described as the history of
disentanglement; however, from the opposite world the work of entanglement
is continuing to block and prevent progress toward a new place.
We stand in the crossroads between the history of sorrow for
entanglement and the history of joy for disentanglement. We are in
the realm of lamentation for our body longs for the entanglement and
our mind longs for the disentanglement. We are looking at the final
destination of the sorrowful history where our mind should strike our
body and bring the joyful time of mind subjugating over body. Please
make us never forget that we are in such a situation. Please make us
never forget that we are in the realm of heavenly fortune, and in the
process of restorational providence where we can liberate God's heart.
Oh, loving Father! You have suffered too long. How much have You
toiled to weave us, centering on one ideology? How much have You worked
to move the people of this nation by foretelling one ideology? As You
established this externally, You established religion internally to
connect with the standard of living goodness behind history. How many
people have You sacrificed in the process of moving religion? As we hear
and understand how much You have suffered and how many people You have
sacrificed internally and externally, we cannot lift our heads and can
feel only gratitude.
Father, we, the sinners, realize that You, the Original Substant-iation
itself, have pioneered resentful history. We are truly embarrassed to ask
for Your forgiveness. Being ignorant of these circumstances, we have so
often betrayed You and so often tied the knot You wished to untangle. We
are bound to repeat the same mistakes today and tomorrow. Father, please
To what do you wish the minds of Your sons and daughters, who are
gathered here, to be tied? To what do you wish their body to be tied?
Among the people who do not know You, some want to tie themselves to an
ideology or world view, or want their conscience and body to be tied to
human morality and ethics. In their original nature, however, they can
realize that they are in the miserable environment where they cannot
stand in front of You.
There are many within humanity who feel the heart of anxiety,
insecurity and misery in the face of their future course; yet there is
no one who can stop it. Father, who will take the responsibility for
humanity who cannot rejoice with history, the age, and the ideology,
who struggles without knowing the principle of life, the direction of
life, the course of life, and the purpose of life?
Father, please call true young people and present them in front of
the thirty million people. We now understand the preciousness of being
persecuted. We know that the blood stains of history remain in Your hands
of dispensation, which drove us to a peculiar course, and in Your hands
of suffering. We, therefore, must go through the position of historical
sorrow and must go beyond the historical valley of death. We know that it
is the time for us to fulfill the words Jesus spoke to us: "He that takes
not his cross and follows me, is not worthy of me." "He that finds his
life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it."
Father! Today, we are walking the path which others avoid. Receiving
the persecution and blows and overcoming numerous walls that block us,
we kneel in front of You. If we have the relationship with the heavenly
heart which knows how to hold the sorrowful heart and situation, please
make us nurture the respectful and caring mind for each other through
that relationship, so it will become the greatest heavenly relationship
which is too big for this world to hold. We know that relationship should
be the first that this world has ever seen.
We should untangle each other. The principle of restoration is to
untangle wherever the tangled knot exists. Jesus became the person
worthy of building the garden of thaw which untangles the enemy world,
for he tried to untangle the enemy relationship when he could have shown
the heart of resentment toward his enemy.
We know that You rejoiced over this and You established Jesus in the
position of resurrection. Even if we receive rejection from the people
of this nation and even if they turn into our enemies, please prevent
us from hating those people. Father, we sincerely ask You to make us
the leader of heavenly life, the sovereign of the life, and the owner
of the heavenly heart, who do not have resentment toward the world,
even if the world opposes us and who can transcend the heart of the
enemy to leave behind only the open-minded heavenly heart.
Please make Your children who are gathered here today have the heart
that seeks the standard of the historical thawing of resentment, instead
of feeling the historical sorrow. Please make them sing the glorious
grace, the glorious life, the glorious ideology, the glorious love, and
the value of whole cosmos. Please make them respect their individuality
which represents God in the world of ideology.
I sincerely ask You to enable Your children to proudly show their
glorious value, their absolute value in sight of all things and Satan.
I pray all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.