REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE DAY OF
THE VICTORY OF HEAVEN
October 4, 1976
Belvedere, New York
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Seeing your beautiful faces this morning makes me joyously happy.
Thank you for coming. Yours are the most brilliant young faces in
America. In your faces there is hope for tomorrow and for the future
of mankind. Your faces and your hands will decide the destiny of
Today is October 4, 1976. Even though the Washington Monument
Rally was held on September 18, the campaign continued through
yesterday. Today is actually the formal termination of the Washington
Monument campaign, and it is truly a momentous and joyful day.
You know through the Divine Principle that the number nine is
the number of perfection and also represents the end of the satanic
world. When you add one to nine you get ten, which represents the
number of heaven and means returning to God. The number one represents
God. You know, too, that the number four is very significant in
the history of restoration because it represents the heavenly four
positions which have been lost and must be restored. Therefore,
throughout history the number four recurs again and again: 40 days
of fasting, 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, 4,000 years
from Adam to Jesus, and so on. Today, the fourth day of the tenth
month, is a day which is meaningful in numbers, and it is also
meaningful for me personally because on this date in 1955, I was
found innocent and released from prison in South Korea.
Thus today we express our heartfelt gratitude to Almighty God
for the two liberations which are represented by October 4: my own
liberation from prison, and the liberation for all mankind represented
by the tremendous victory at Washington Monument, won on the
foundation of my 3½ year crusade here in America. Let us
thank God for these victories, and I would also like to thank each
one of you.
From this day on, October 4 shall be celebrated as a holy day
in the history of the Unification Church. The name of the day will
be "The Day of the Victory of Heaven."
The dwelling place of God
I would like to explain to you why we celebrate the victory of
heaven today. If Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have grown
to perfection and united as one with God. The dwelling place of
God would have been here with us on earth, and the world would have
been one of happiness. The happiness of men and God would have
expanded to the angelic world and to all the things of creation.
We would have seen the realization of God's unified ideal world in
which God, man, the angelic world and the things of creation were
all united together in joyful oneness. Men in that perfected world
would not have had to struggle to learn of God's existence, because
God would have been so real. There would have been complete harmony
between men, the angelic world and all the things of creation. That
was the beautiful world God originally intended.
If men had become perfect, they would have understood all kinds
of things which are presently mysteries: the meaning of a bird's
or insect's song, of the whispering of the trees or the rushing of
waters. There is meaning in every sound in creation, and we would
have been able to understand and interpret each one. God created
everything in the universe, and every single bit of it would sing
in concert with every other part, a universal orchestration of the
joy and ecstasy of God. That was the purpose of creation.
When we think of laughter we visualize a facial expression. We
know someone is laughing by looking at his face. God's original
intention, however, was for the whole body to laugh. The hands and
feet and even the tiny pores in the skin and the little hairs were
supposed to laugh together in concert. And the internal or real
man inside was the most important part of the person to laugh. The
mind, which corresponds to heaven, and the physical body, which
corresponds to all the things of creation, were to resound together
in laughter, and when a man laughed it would have meant the entire
universe was laughing. When a man walked, it would have represented
heaven and earth walking hand in hand, and when a man sang and was
happy it would have meant heaven and earth sang together in joy.
Wouldn't you like to sing like that?
Today in this fallen world you can see people laughing, but they
are often crying inside. Only the mouths laugh; the rest of the
body cannot respond because there is no joy inside to bubble out
in laughter. Have you ever experienced a really joyful laugh? Did
you ever think that when you laughed, all of heaven and earth
laughed with you? Have you ever danced so joyfully with laughter
that all of heaven and earth could respond?
The universe is so sensitive to the power of love that when you
give love you can move the entire universe, just as someone can
attract your attention by pulling just one tiny hair on your head.
When we love or speak words of love, the entire universe responds.
Do you like love? When I speak of love, everyone smiles or laughs,
isn't that true? No one cries. Real love brings laughter and dancing,
and all of heaven and earth responds with joy.
God created song and dance and laughter as expressions of love.
Once love comes into being, everything comes together. Unfortunately
in today's degraded world although there are all kinds of songs
and dances, they do not represent God's original concept of love
and joy. This world is numb, dead to those feelings. People cannot
respond to God's love or joy. Thus there is no interaction among
men, heaven, and the things of creation. These are dreadful
consequences of the fall.
To understand how far man fell, you must understand God's original
concept of creation. God was in the position of the father, the
angels were His servants, men were His children, and the things of
creation were there to serve mankind. But because of the fall all
these relationships were severed. God, the angels, men and the
things of creation became separated instead of connected. Perfection
was to have begun from the level of the servant, and upon the
foundation of the perfection of the servant the son could be
perfected, and after the perfection of the son the children would
become perfected, and on the basis of that the father could emerge
and God could dwell among them. That should have been the process
of perfection, and it would have centered on love.
But man fell instead. How far did we fall? We fell to a level
below that of the things of creation. We fell from the principled
world to the unprincipled, unlawful world, with a great distance
to go to reach restoration. We must earn our way back to our original
We must rebuild the foundation of all creation
The fall destroyed the structural foundation of all creation.
There was no longer any foundation for the angelic world, or for
sonship, daughtership or parenthood. Thus we have to rebuild all
those foundations stage by stage, starting in a world where God,
man, angels and the things of creation are all separated.
Man caused the separation. Man was the fallen factor, and
therefore man must take responsibility to bring these things together
again. Without God's mercy and power however, fallen man has no
ability or power to recreate the original world. In His mercy God
initiated His work of salvation to enable man to come back to his
original position and to renew his relationship with Him. Ever
since the fall it has been God's will that man be restored or
recreated. That is the meaning of God's work of salvation.
Man fell to a level below that of the things of creation, so in
the first stage of restoration, the Old Testament era, man could
elevate himself by offering sacrifices. He could approach God
through the unfallen things of creation. By offering sacrifices
and heeding the words of God's prophets, man could elevate himself
from the unprincipled world to the world of the servant. The Old
Testament era was the 4,000 year period of preparation of Israel
as a foundation upon which God could send the Messiah. The territory
of the chosen nation of Israel represents all the things of creation,
and the people of Israel represent the angelic world. Through the
victory of the Jewish people in establishing the nation of Israel,
mankind was elevated to the level of servant. Upon that foundation
the Messiah could come to establish a pattern whereby men could
rise from servants to sons of God.
But what happened? The Israelites rejected Jesus and crucified
him, and the foundation was lost. The people and nation of Israel
were an altar upon which Jesus came as the son of God, a living
sacrifice. But because of the disbelief of the people, the entire
foundation was lost and a new foundation, Christianity, had to be
After Christianity came into being it began moving toward Rome,
the center of a great empire, in order to bring the people of Rome
to God. Though the resurrection of Jesus Christ brought spiritual
salvation to mankind, the physical world has remained in the hands
of Satan. Therefore a split between the realms of physical life
and spiritual life developed in the Christian world. This is the
internal cause behind the political doctrine of " separation of
church and state."
Christianity is the religion of sonship which is not yet perfected.
It is the religion of adopted sons. If Jesus had been accepted by
Israel in his lifetime then all of mankind could have been lifted
directly from servanthood to the sonship of God. However, due to
the failure of Israel at that time, an intermediate step was
established: that of the adopted sons of God. Consequently there
is still one more step which was not accomplished in those days.
God is anxious to complete this final step, and has been laboring
to prepare an adequate foundation for its accomplishment. When
Christianity moved from Israel to Rome, the Roman Empire was given
the opportunity to lay that foundation. However, when Rome did not
respond, the focus of Christianity was shifted to Great Britain.
Great Britain did not respond either, and finally many Europeans
who received religious persecution fled across the Atlantic to
America and established a Protestant nation. This is America's
heritage. The last 200 years of American history are an encapsulation
of 2,000 years of Christian history. This year, 1976, America
celebrated its Bicentennial.
The Indians were the first ancestors of this land, but they have
their roots in Asia. Thus, when I came to America I did not feel
that I was coming to a foreign country but to the home of my cousins.
We may ask why God allowed the white people to prosper at the
expense of the Indians. Compared to the Indians, the white people
who came from Europe to America seeking religious freedom were
miserable, weak people, but they were God's elect. They represented
God's central effort at that time and were persecuted while trying
to do God's will. When they came to America the Indians originally
embraced them, but after later conflict, different tribes rejected
them and tried to push them out. Again God's minority was rejected.
However, the pilgrim fathers from Europe were in Abel's position
in God's sight, while the Indian majority in this land was in Cain's
position. If these two had united in oneness America's history
would have been glorious from the very beginning. However, they
did not unite, and Cain slew Abel. Since God stands on the side of
Abel, God had to assist the immigrant minority from Europe.
Now the course of events is reversed. I have come from Korea,
not as a Korean or an Asian, but in Abel's position, representing
God's side. This time the majority in America is white and is
rejecting me for the most part. On which side will God stand this
time? I do not represent only the yellow race. In this congregation
we have all races united together in support of me. You are not
supporting an Asian-you are supporting God's Abel. The entire world
will respond when it sees that the real hope for tomorrow begins
by siding with God.
As you know, the history of restoration is the history of
indemnity, and unless the price of indemnity is paid then nothing
can be restored. The most sorrowful event in the history of God
was the death of Adam through the fall, and second, the crucifixion
of His own son Jesus. God's goal is to restore the entire world,
not just one nation; therefore, these two events have to be
indemnified on the worldwide scale. This is God's plan.
God chose America to be His foothold or foundation. Taking the
position of the Roman Empire of 2,000 years ago, America was to
have been God's sanctuary. Early Christianity finally prospered in
Rome, and in the same way America is the representative Christian
nation today. Christianity has expanded to the worldwide level
and people from all the races of the world came to this country
and have been living together as a nation of all nations, a microcosm
of the world. The Roman Empire did not begin as a God-centered
nation, but God prepared America from the very beginning to be a
God-centered country. Meanwhile, God chose Korea to fulfill the
same role as Israel of 2,000 years ago. Together America and Korea
are to consummate human history.
The situation 2,000 years ago was very different since Israel
was oppressed by the huge Roman Empire for Rome's own advantage.
Today, however, America is in a position to assist Korea instead
of conquering it, and Americans have even died trying to protect
Korea. This is the fruit of God's labor for 2,000 years. Can America
withdraw its assistance from Korea? If America severs its relations
with Korea then all Asia will quickly fall to communism. America
cannot abandon Korea.
Jesus' mission must be consummated in our
The mission of Jesus must be consummated in our time, and the
Unification Church was born for that mission. Korea regained
independence from Japan in 1948. If the sovereign nation of Korea
had united with the spirit of the Unification Church and accepted
me, then Korea could have fully united with America and a glorious
history would have begun at that time. In order to be successful,
Jesus had to win his own family and nation, and then prevail over
the Roman Empire. By carrying out that pattern the kingdom of God
could have been established 2,000 years ago.
Likewise, in the age of the new Messiah the Korean people should
be the first to accept God's champion, in order to indemnify and
restore the failure of Israel. Following God's pattern, the Messiah
should then come to America, which is serving in the position of
the Roman Empire of 2,000 years ago. The American people represent
the population of the world and the American nation represents the
territory of the world. When this parallel sequence is fulfilled
then history will be consummated.
If Judaism had accepted Jesus 2,000 years ago and united with
him, then he could have completed this course successfully. In the
same way, if modern day Korean Christianity had accepted the
Unification Church, then mankind could have quickly gone through
the entire course, all the way to the final goal. However, that
was not done; Korean Christianity rejected the Unification Church.
When the Jews failed to accept Jesus they became separated and
scattered. In the same way, if modern day Christian churches fail
to recognize God's work they will rapidly decline and become divided.
The Unification Church and I have to pay the indemnity for the
failure of the Christian churches in Korea. For 33 years I have
been paying indemnity on one level after another, gradually
accumulating a new
foundation on the worldwide level. Originally I was supposed to
fulfill my mission while in my 30's; however, I had to begin all
over again because of the rejection of the Christian churches and
another 30 years was needed to pay the necessary indemnity. Korea
was liberated in 1945, and the period up to 1978, two years from
now, will represent 33 years of work. These 33 years are equivalent
to the life of Jesus Christ. This 33 year period is the time to
indemnify and completely redo his course on earth.
At the age of 30, Jesus initiated his public ministry, which
lasted three years. My life in America since 1972 is 3½
years, paralleling Jesus' public ministry. For 30 years I worked
in Korea to pay the indemnity for the failure of the Christian
churches. On the foundation of that victory I came to America and
stage by stage I have been laying the foundation for the worldwide
level of restoration.
My first major victory was at Madison Square Garden, September
18, 1974. That represented spiritual victory. In order to bring
that American victory back to Asia, I organized the IOWC and we
conducted an unprecedented campaign all over Japan and Korea. After
the spiritual victory here in America was linked in a physical way
to Japan and Korea, I brought it back to America in order to win
physical victory on the worldwide level. In short, the spiritual
victory went back to Asia, and returned here as a physical victory.
I am sure this is somewhat difficult to follow but this has very
Upon returning to America with a condition for physical victory,
I commenced a war. Two thousand years ago Jesus' foundation was
lost and he could only work defensively. However, a foundation was
now laid which allowed me to take the offensive, starting with
Yankee Stadium. The final, most dramatic offensive was Washington
Our assault on America had the effect of a shock wave. Everybody
was startled and now people are getting organized to retaliate,
demanding, "Is there any way to get rid of Reverend Moon?" Even
the American government is trying to work out something with the
Korean government, paralleling the events of 2,000 years ago when
the Roman and Jewish governments plotted together to crucify Jesus.
In the sight of God, the victory at Madison Square Garden
represented the worldwide victory on Adam's level. Yankee Stadium
represented a victory on Jesus' level. Since Jesus was crucified,
our Yankee Stadium campaign was conducted in the face of much
danger. During that campaign I received more threats on my life
than ever before and there were many threats of bombing and violence
to the church. I knew all along that the most crucial moment would
come at Yankee Stadium because Jesus actually died and then was
resurrected. Likewise I was symbolically killed and then resurrected
at Yankee Stadium.
Crucifixion and resurrection on June 1
The rainstorm on June 1 was truly the dispensation of God.
Because of that storm an even greater catastrophe was averted; the
rain changed the minds of those who had plotted something most
tragic. Our enemies thought, "Well, Reverend Moon has already
faltered; this rain will stop his rally. Even God has judged him.
No one will come; the program will be cancelled and he will be a
complete failure." Therefore they cancelled their plans for
disturbance, but we did not cancel our plan.
At that time I witnessed the profound way that the law of
indemnity works. I was not aware that a storm had come, but at the
very moment that the heavy rain began to fall outside a very
mysterious thing happened. A huge poster with my portrait was
hanging in my waiting room, and suddenly it crashed to the floor.
Nobody had touched it; it fell for no apparent reason. There was
chaos at that moment, and then I knew that something extraordinary
was happening outside. The leaders fled in and Mr. Kamiyama cried
out, "Father, forgive us! Awful things are happening outside and
we may not recover for the rally. What can we do?" Everybody was
But then another miracle happened. In the pouring rain the
Go-World Brass Band struck up and all our members began singing,
"You Are My Sunshine." It was a protest to God, "Give us sunshine!"
At that time came the most ardent, intense prayer ever offered in
human history. Then what happened? Everybody in Yankee Stadium
responded, even non-members, parents and guests from Korea and
Japan. Nobody wanted to take shelter. In the pouring rain everyone
responded, singing together. That paralleled the moment of judgment
that took place in Pilate's court 2,000 years ago, when Jesus was
sentenced to death. At that time the people had been outside the
court screaming, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" That moment in Yankee
Stadium was my moment of crucifixion. God had nailed me down but
you, the disciples, never ran away. Furthermore, the people united
with you in support of me. This was the complete reversal of Jesus'
course. Instead of demanding crucifixion of the chosen one, the
people cried, "We'll win, Father! God, let him win!"
During the crucifixion there were three dark hours in heaven
and earth. In the same way, I went through three dark hours at
Yankee Stadium. But what happened? The miracle came and God answered
your prayer. Immediately after that crucifixion in Yankee Stadium
resurrection came. The rain stopped and the sun came out; the
people arrived and instead of being cancelled our rally went on to
have even greater impact. At Yankee Stadium we tasted crucifixion;
we tasted the three dark hours, and then we truly tasted resurrection
and the joy of life.
We won the victory at Yankee Stadium, yet something was lodged
in your hearts. There was some emptiness since we could not bring
a full house for God. Every one of you decided that day, "Father,
give us one more chance. This time we will truly bring a total
victory." The period between Yankee Stadium and Washington Monument
was an intense period, indemnifying the 2,000 year dispensation of
Christianity. It was as though you had received partial salvation
at Yankee Stadium; the physical salvation was lost and you gained
only spiritual salvation. However, you were all determined, "Father,
at Washington Monument we are going to have a spiritual and physical
victory that will represent a total victory. Give us that opportunity."
With that commitment work began for the Washington campaign.
Two thousand years ago a black man assisted the work of God in
a peculiar way. Simon of Cyrene bore Jesus' cross on the way to
the Mount of Calvary. The Washington Monument Rally was equivalent
to the perfection stage in the final dispensation. Therefore, I
knew there would be many black people who would respond to me. To
begin with, the population of Washington is predominantly black,
but there was a deeper reason why primarily black people responded
to our work.
I am sure you remember vividly what we accomplished in Washington.
While we were working many observers were debating the outcome of
our rally. They were looking for one thing: "What will happen this
time? Will he succeed or be defeated again? What will happen to
Reverend Moon?" In Washington we were in the Abel position, with
the rest of the city in Cain's position. But instead of hating Cain
as Abel did, we loved him. We visited the people two and three
times, sincerely inviting them to come. We did our absolute best
to lead them into salvation, into new hope and understanding. Then
what happened? A victory happened. There were many who expected to
see a complete fiasco, even with violence and killing. I am sure
they prayed for bad weather and all kinds of disturbances. Instead
everything ran beautifully, the most disciplined and orderly
demonstration that the nation's capital has ever seen. That was
the victory that occurred.
People could see for themselves what the Unification Church did
in Washington. Though they were not necessarily Christian or even
religious, people of conscience knew that I had been unfairly
treated. In the eyes of the citizens and the government our rally
was responsibly handled in the most amicable, glorious way. We won
many, many friends who may not join the Unification Church but who
will fight for us out of their sense of justice.
Our victories in Washington
We won a triple victory. More than 300,000 people came; this
was one victory. Delivering my message was the second victory, and
the peaceful, orderly procession of events was the third victory.
But an even greater victory came after the rally; that night we
cleaned up the entire Monument area and completely de-postered the
city. In all the history of Washington and America no one has seen
any group carry out a promise so precisely as you carried out my
promise to clean the city. The next day the government and media
alike praised us. They even praised me. WMAL Television said, "We
don't know much about Reverend Moon's religion, but we know one
thing, Reverend Moon is a man of his word."
The decisive judgment was made that no organization like the
Unification Church has been seen in the 200 years of American
history. My leadership is something they cannot understand and
could never duplicate. This was their verdict, and it was in our
favor. The Washington police were apprehensive as they contemplated
the possibility of many anti-Moon demonstrations, as well as racial
violence. They predicted violence and worried about how they would
handle it. But no violence came, not even a single incident. They
were amazed. Who in the world could control such a gathering of
all races? Black, yellow and white responded together to this one
man; the authorities had never seen anything like it.
Some eminent scholars came and concluded that the Unification
Church cannot be compared to any other religion, that it is indeed
the only religion which truly has the power to unite all the
religions of the world. Having black, yellow and white gathered in
oneness with me is in itself a victory for us to celebrate. This
is now happening on earth because this unity has preceded us in
the spirit world, the world of cause. Nothing can happen here unless
it first happens there. Throughout the entire spirit world whites,
blacks and Orientals are now all united together in support of me.
This is why this most beautiful, historically unprecedented scene
of unity could happen here now.
The world of Cain attacked and persecuted the world of Abel,
but under those adverse conditions we rose above the persecution
and won the victory. From this time forward we will be advancing
at super speed. On the very day of the rally another providential
event occurred. September 18 was picked as the date for the funeral
of Chairman Mao Tse-tung of China, the principal leader of the
ungodly world, who imposed the rule of communism on one billion
people. It is most providential that the hour of his funeral was
set at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the same hour that the Washington
Monument Rally was to begin. Chairman Mao, representing the side
of Satan, was buried underground at the same time that the champion
on the side of God was raised up at Washington Monument.
The next day the hot news in the media was our rally. Even the
Washington Post had to recognize us with a big picture on the front
page and several pages of coverage. It took us two hours to read
the whole article in the Washington Post on September 19. Our
articles began on page one and continued through the first section.
Then we found the article of Mao's funeral buried way down on page
Thoughtful citizens and government officials were shaking their
heads, thinking, "I just can't understand the secret of Reverend
Moon's power." If they cannot see God they can never understand my
secret. But they also say, "This organization has formidable power,
drive, and sense of conviction. Perhaps this group will change the
destiny of the world." Through the victory at Washington Monument
the Unification Church has been firmly established on a universal
scale. Nobody can disregard us anymore; they must recognize this
extraordinary group and recognize my leadership.
Our victory represents Jesus' intended course of sealing his
victory in Israel by going to Rome to make a proclamation there
before the Senate. There were several consequences of our victory.
First, Jesus' sorrowful heart was vindicated, and because of that,
the grieving heart of God was liberated. There have also been many
righteous men and martyrs, men of justice whose hearts have been
filled with grief and suffering. These people were lifted up too,
vindicated and liberated. Finally, my own ardent struggle of 33
years and my own grief were resolved and liberated at Washington
Liberation of spirit world and
of past sins
Through the victory in Washington we fulfilled the conditions
needed to liberate the sorrow of the entire spirit world and the
physical world together. I declare today that the time has come
for the total liberation of the spirit world and the forgiveness
of past sins.
In the spirit world there are no national boundaries. Korea,
Japan and America do not exist in the spirit world; however' there
are different realms based on the different religions. Those who
believed in Buddha are in Buddha's realm and those who believed in
Jesus live in the Christian realm, and so forth. Throughout man's
history individuals in spirit world have always lived in distinctly
separate realms and have never harmonized. They surrounded themselves
with walls, waiting for the day when the new Messiah would come to
the earth and declare their liberation. Only then could they break
down the walls and finally unite into oneness. They have been
waiting throughout history for this day, but it could not be declared
until the sorrowing hearts of God, Jesus Christ, and the True
Parents were vindicated. There has been no such day in the past.
Today, however, through the victory of the Washington Monument
Rally, all the past sorrow of God, Jesus, and the True Parents is
vindicated, and today I declare the liberation of all the spirit
world. Even at this moment the barriers are broken down.
Now spirit world has formed one world of unification; the
territories have merged and everyone can communicate freely,
traveling back and forth. Since the spirit world is in the subject
position, this unity will eventually be reflected here on earth.
According to the Principle, if the three levels-God, Adam and Eve,
and the Archangel-had united together there would have been no
fall. Now here on earth that unity has been established between
God, the True Parents, and the members of the Unification Church,
who are in the position of the angelic world as well as of children.
This unity was not made on the level of one small nation; we have
achieved this unity on a worldwide level. This is most significant.
What is the significance of this unity? Simply this: Satan no
longer has the condition to attack Adam or Adam's family. This
means that Satan no longer has any power to defeat the Unification
Church and the True Parents. Satan may still attack, but now God
is in a position to exact a penalty for that, and blessing will be
withdrawn from the satanic side accordingly. From this time on
our battle is still going to be hectic but the consequences will
be very different. We must press the battle and work hard, and then
we will see the blessings of the other side shifted to ours. God
will transfer the blessing from the other camp to ours.
The wind has changed. In the past Satan was constantly attacking
and God's people were always on the defensive. But from this time
on Satan will be on the defensive and God's side will begin to
attack. If Satan's side attacks us it will have to pay a tremendous
penalty, and ultimately we will win.
The entire spirit world is now completely united behind us. The
consequences are many, and at this juncture of human history we
must understand clearly how to conduct ourselves to avoid being
hurt by conditions we might make for Satan; from this time on we
should not violate any heavenly laws. As we gather fresh determination
to win new battles, our standard must always be to go beyond the
intensity of our work for Washington Monument. Then we will always
be victorious and the heavenly spirit world will always assist us.
We must not lose our momentum, but rather surpass the intensity
of our campaign for Washington Monument. Then God and the spirit
world will always assist us. If our standard drops, then Satan will
have a condition to interfere. When your physical resistance is
lowered then harmful germs can easily invade your body; likewise,
if your spiritual resistance is weakened, then Satan can easily
Today we are celebrating the Day of Victory of Heaven. Our pledge
should be that we will maintain the standard of effort that was
established by the Washington Monument campaign. As long as we do
that then God can be with us all the way, and the entire spirit
world will come to assist us without reservation. Can you understand
You are privileged to attend this celebration, and you were
privileged to have participated in the campaign for the Washington
Monument Rally. It will probably be the greatest honor bestowed on
you. But our final qualification to be here today will be our
determination before Heavenly Father to maintain or surpass the
momentum of the Washington campaign. Then we can qualify to be a
part of this celebration. If you pledge this to God and heaven and
earth, please raise your hands. Thank you.
Liberation of the communists
From this time on we solemnly declare that we have an additional
goal. That next goal is Moscow.
There will still be many people who are jealous of us and who
will accuse and persecute us, on the governmental level as well as
the individual level. Do not worry about them. They may try to stop
us, but in the end they will come with us. We have to leap beyond
their interference. Instead of the free world, communism is our
target from this time on. The time will come when the entire
communist world will unite together trying to block me; this is
the enemy we are going to face. So far the North Korean government
has mostly ignored me and the Unification Church, but now they are
no longer ignoring us. Recently their official government radio
program broadcasted that I am the enemy of mankind and should be
ousted by the American government. They are also warning President
Park that I will overrun his government. But on the contrary, the
U.S. State Department and the Korean government should not worry;
my ambition is not to take over their position or to control them.
My ambition is to save the world, not just this nation or Korea,
but all the countries of the world. My ambition is to give the
blessing of God to all of them.
Today communism presents a global crisis for everyone. But the
nation of America is retreating as communism advances; even Judaism
and Christianity are retreating. No one will confront communism
face to face with a plan of action and the conviction to be
victorious. I alone am pushing forward like a bulldozer, heading
fearlessly towards communism. Soon the free world will discover
that only one champion is fighting communism: Reverend Moon. Our
opponents will continue to criticize my actions, but soon they will
realize that I am their only hope to stop the advance of communism.
While their mouths are criticizing, their hands will be applauding.
Inevitably we will gain the reputation of being the worst enemy
of communism, and the communists themselves will spread it. Communists
all over the world will agree that their worst enemy is the
Unification Church and that Reverend Moon is the worst rascal and
villain. Let them say that. The worldwide Cain and the worldwide
Abel will stand face to face. Are you ready?
Our weapons are not bullets or guns, but the Principle of God.
Our purpose is not to destroy the communists but to save them, to
liberate them. This is our job. When we have the truth we do not
need a sword. The myriads of spirit men are our greatest allies
and our strongest weapons. They can go anywhere and since they do
not need a passport to get into Moscow they can easily descend to
influence the children of the present communist leaders.
The second generation
During the Old Testament era the elder son always represented
the satanic side, while the second son was in the position to
receive God's blessing. God chastised the faithlessness of Israel
during the Exodus by destroying the first generation in the desert;
however, the second generation was permitted to enter Canaan. In
the same way, even though the communists are evil in the sight of
God, their second generation will be drawn to God's side. God will
not punish them but will work through them to destroy the ideology
of the first generation.
The more intensely we wage war against communism, the more
powerful will be our assistance from the spirit world. The children
of the present communist leaders will speak in tongues, see visions
and talk to God and to Jesus. Then they will ask their parents,
"Why do you say there is no God? I talked to Him last night." I am
sure there are some newspaper reporters listening to me now and
probably laughing inside, "He must be crazy to talk like this!"
But I want to tell anyone who thinks this that they are blinded by
their ignorance of the spirit world. They can say I am crazy, but
I am telling you the truth. This is the reason that I have the
power to stand fearlessly against worldwide communism. Without this
knowledge I could not dare to speak out, but because the spirit
world is with me, I confront communism fearlessly.
Even if I were killed in the battle against communism, in the
future my statue would be erected in the very heart of Moscow by
the children of the communist leaders. I am not just expressing
unfounded feelings; I have the power in heaven and earth to declare
this. I know the truth about both worlds while the communists do
not even understand the truth about this world. Thus I am the only
one in heaven and earth, in the east or the west, who can proclaim
such a bold message.
So far everything that I have prophesied has come true. When I
first came to this country to work 3½ years ago, I unfolded
my plan for the future. At that time no one believed me and even
our members were shocked by my plans. But I do not blame them
because without knowing the spirit world they had no way to
understand; do not worry, I sympathize with them.
The ground that we have covered from that time up to the Washington
Monument Rally is far greater than the remaining distance to Moscow.
Here, in historical Belvedere, I am declaring to you that the final
Abel of God's world, the Unification Church, is confronting communism,
the final enemy of God. Shall we retreat from this battle? Those
who say, "I want to march on," raise your hands.
Only if Cain and Abel are united together into oneness can the
parents' position be restored. Only after Abel and Cain unite
together through our own activities and together we serve True
Parents can they be lifted up. God's Abel on the worldwide level
is the Unification Church, and we will eventually liberate Cain,
or communism, and come together in harmonious unity. Then the True
Parents will emerge on the worldwide level, and God will emerge as
the Father of mankind.
Now we are in the third seven-year course which will terminate
in 1981. Until that time we must maintain our momentum as we go on
to achieve this final victory. You must have absolute faith and
conviction in that victory. If the American government and particularly
the State Department heed my advice, then global problems will be
solved in the shortest time possible, and peace can be established.
God always claims the second generation. Your parents and
grand-parents are the first generation, or on the level of the
first sons. Because you are the second generation, God is primarily
claiming you young people to do His new work. Without knowing this
truth many parents and the media are puzzled, asking, "What is
Reverend Moon's attraction? What appeal does he have for these
bright young people of America?" This phenomenon is difficult to
understand without knowing God's mind; it is because God is pushing
the second generation of America to this new movement that you are
Single members, raise your hands please. Practically all of you
here are single; this is phenomenal. This is the work of God, not
my work; I could never have done this. If we believe in that power
of God, why should we worry? No matter what people may say, trying
to persecute us and even kill us, the same power of God that pushed
you here will push millions of young people into this movement. If
the older generation remains negative toward us, they will be
chastised and will suffer the judgment of God.
The first generation is opposing us in a fanatic and tragic way,
but at the same time they are desiring the success of you, their
sons and daughters. Knowing this truth strengthens my conviction.
Many people of the Washington Post and the New York Times are highly
critical of us, but once their high school and college-age children
hear the Divine Principle those children will defend us to their
own parents. This time will definitely come and that is why I am
not concerned about the media. God will assemble the second generation
to help in my work. The more criticism and threats I receive, the
more jubilant I am. I have marched forward under persecution all
my life, and prospered all the way. God has made all of this
possible. Knowing that God and the spirit world are with me gives
me power under any circumstances. Nothing can deter me; I can
continually march on.
If someone working against us is listening to my speech and
trying to record my words to use against me, I ask them to please
think twice. Do not judge me too quickly. I am speaking here on
the basis of the deepest conviction. I also say this to the communist
Our new dimension
We are entering a new dimension. The same power of God which
has assisted the Unification Church until now will continue to move
us upward to a higher dimension. When we involve ourselves in
greater things we will reap greater victories. We are discovering
God in our lives. God is not a concept to us; He is our way of
life. We find God in our society, nation and world; we know that
God is everywhere.
Some people say, "There is no God," but that is the most foolish
lie under the sun. Shall we go ahead or not?
If any communist is listening to my speech today he must be
laughing inside, thinking, "What a crazy handful of people. You
have a few thousand people compared to two-thirds of the world's
population and one-third of the world's territory which communism
has already conquered. Yet still you are trying to wage a war
against global communism! " Let him say that. I say what I do
because the communists are the minority when we count the spirit
world together with us.
Spirit world has many advantages. First of all spirits are not
hampered by language or territorial barriers. In spirit world
Chinese or Japanese or Americans or anyone can travel without visas.
That is the way they will work on earth. Today I can declare that
the entire spirit world is completely mobilized and free. Raise
your hands if you have ever seen the True Parents in dreams or
visions. Almost everyone. If anybody was trying to research this
phenomenon in the encyclopedia, they would find no explanation.
The spirit world can come and speak to you of truth because there
are no barriers.
I am sure that some of you wanted to attack us when you first
visited the Unification Church, but as you listened to the Principle
you gradually changed your opinions. How much faster can those with
a welcoming heart from the very beginning be converted into champions
Spirit world is now besieging people on earth. To them the world
is small, almost like the size of an ice cube. A treasure chest
has been opened but most people are unaware that a new treasure
has been discovered and a new power has been released. Spirit world
has opened up, but nobody realizes what has happened.
This world is God's world and we are His champions; the time
will come when God's philosophy, conviction and way of life will
be expanded to the worldwide level. If there were any better way
to go to heaven then I would have gone that way a long time ago,
but this is the only way to go directly to heaven, and I am inviting
you to come together with me. Once you decide then do not hesitate.
Commit yourself 100% and fly to the goal like a bullet.
I was faced with an impossible task when I initiated all these
gigantic works. But today every American knows about me. If I were
white then most white people would not be concerned about me. But
I am Korean and no American can afford to ignore me. People have
at least been curious when they heard about me, and those who are
concerned for this nation must have thought seriously about whether
I am good or evil. There are a thousand different levels of
understanding. Even you people here understand very little; how
much more difficult is it for those who have no relationship with
us? Therefore our job is to educate the world.
In this situation it is best to be either hot or cold. Those
who are lukewarm and just ignoring us are the worst off. Students
who oppose their professor often receive high marks simply because
they were interested and paid attention to his course. We are often
confronted with ardent opposition, but once our adversaries know
the truth they can quickly turn around and become great champions
for God's cause. I have a special interest in how the people of
America will respond in the future.
Once the American people know what I have done since coming to
this country they will truly bow down in thankfulness, realizing
how my deeds have been so misunderstood. So far the truth is not
yet known: everything I have done was absolutely for the sake of
this country and these people. Members of the older generation are
unconditionally opposing us without knowing the truth, but ten or
twenty years from now their children and grandchildren will come
to understand me as the man who truly saved their lives. You are
stubborn young people, aren't you? Usually you never listen to
anybody, and I am sure it is not easy for you to sit here and listen
to me. This in itself is a miracle.
Today we have pledged solemnly before Almighty God that our next
goal is to have a victorious rally in Moscow in the name of God.
In order to do stat, we will have to mobilize all the youth of
America. That is your job. You must go out and reap a harvest of
conscientious, righteous young people. Then we will all unite as
one great force and ready ourselves to save this free world, and
we will create an opportunity to hold a rally in Moscow.
America is the younger brother of the European countries;
therefore we will mobilize this nation in order to save them.
Religiously speaking, the European continent is predominantly Roman
Catholic, while America is predominantly Protestant. The Catholic
nations are being ruthlessly attacked by communists and are being
taken over one by one. As their younger brother, America is in the
position to bring them salvation. For this reason we must decisively
act to unite Christianity.
We must also save Judaism and the people of Israel, as well as
the millions of Jews who are scattered around the world. If the
communists take over the world, the Unification Church members will
be their number one target, but the Jews and Christians will not
be far behind. We are in a position to unify Christianity and
Judaism in order to save them. Once Judaism, Christianity and the
Unification Church are united, then communism will pose no threat.
Do you have confidence in this?
America is a Christian nation, a beautiful land of fertile ground
and high spiritual values. But the ungodly ideology of communism
has come creeping into this land little by little, enticing the
beautiful youth of America and drawing them to Satan's side. The
communists brag that they will not need to fire even one bullet at
America. They are using more effective weapons to take over this
nation: drugs and immorality. American young people are the victims
of drug abuse, many even dying from its effects. I am determined
to wipe drugs out of America. Many of you have been liberated from
drugs, and we must do the same for millions of American youth.
Does your commitment transcend death?
What does the Unification Church stand for? Our moral standard
is very high because it is God-centered; we do not use drugs; we
do not smoke or drink, and we do not tolerate free sex. These are
all the weapons of Satan. Satan is scared as he sees how the
Unification Church is bringing young people to God's side, one by
one. He is losing them to us, the people who completely oppose him.
Today, in the name of God, the True Parents, and all the people
of the world, we are now rededicating ourselves as front-line
soldiers in this new battle for the final victory of God and the
heavenly kingdom. Shall we commit ourselves to do that? Have you
ever seriously thought that some day you might be struck by a
communist bullet? You have to think about it. What would you think
if that happened? Would you regret how foolish you were to follow
me? Or would you say, "God, my blood will not spill in vain; my
blood will cleanse the world for You to take it over. Even though
I falter, my spirit will continue on with You, and fight on to the
very end." If you are this type of person then even though you drop
dead, at that very second you will be lifted up to the highest
realm of heaven. You would not have to wait for your application
to be processed. More than anybody else I understand this principle
For us there is no death; we conquered death a long time ago.
Our lives, our minds and souls, our everything is in the hands of
God. Why should we worry? He has a plan and He has already established
when we should live and when we should die. What if something goes
wrong with God's computer and you die prematurely? When God discovers
it He will come down and lift you up saying, "Don't worry. You will
have eternal life, and furthermore, I will personally take over
your mission and finish it for you." How glorious!
In the eyes of those around him, Jesus was a miserable failure
who was crucified. But God came down to Jesus saying, "My son, do
not worry. I will take over your mission." That promise became
God's work of Christianity. In the same way death is unimportant
to us; we will live forever anyway, so we can do whatever God orders
us to do, even if it means being shot to death. As martyrs we would
be elevated as heroes in the kingdom of God. Even though we could
not preach Divine Principle any more on earth, our deeds would
preach to millions of generations to come, inspiring them and
lifting up more patriotic and God-centered people than you can
There is a final chapter to be written in Unification Church
history, and there will be martyrs recorded there. Who will become
a martyr? No one knows but God. We must be willing to just obey
the will of God. Righteous parents would want to have their children
honored by God. With this conviction and faith, and with an intensity
that surpasses the Washington Monument campaign, we will go on to
our final victory. Can you do it? I am closing my eyes so I cannot
see your response to this question. If your conscience says, "I
can do it," then raise your hands. Thank you. It is difficult,
In the era of the True Parents,
dwell with all men
Because of the fall of Adam and Eve, the separation between the
spirit world and physical world stretched miles wide. Even though
the people in spirit world wanted to descend to the earth to
intervene in the life of the physical world, they could not do it
because between the two worlds lay a chasm which was in the hands
of Satan. Adam was supposed to be in the father's role, but because
he failed then all his children failed. Spirit world could not
freely descend until the mission of the father was consummated here
on earth, and he could open a path to the spirit world. This is
the rule of heaven.
God's plan was to work on the individual level with Abel, then
with Abel's family, tribe, nation, and the Abel side on the worldwide
level. No one could bridge this chasm during the 4,000 years before
Jesus' coming. Jesus came in the role of the father of mankind,
and in him the spirit of God was manifested through a perfected
man for the first time. At that time God wanted to pioneer a
breakthrough in history. Because of Jesus' crucifixion, however,
this pioneering task was accomplished only spiritually. That is
why the Second Advent became absolutely necessary. The position of
the True Father must be established in order to pioneer complete
salvation from the individual level to the worldwide level, as well
as to open the pathway to the spirit world.
All the wrongdoings and mistakes of the past, including the
mistakes of Judaism and Christianity must be indemnified. The
Unification Church thus has a mending mission. By paying indemnity
we are mending the mistakes of history in the shortest possible
time. You call me the True Parent. Why? Because for you my role is
that of a true parent, true father, or Adam. I must mend all of
the past mistakes, and step by step bring about wholesome restoration
from the individual level to the worldwide level. This was symbolically
consummated at Washington Monument, so that the individual failure'
family, tribal, national and worldwide failures were mended. Thus
I opened wide the highway between this world and the spirit world,
so that anyone can ascend or descend without restriction.
The perfection of Adam and Eve would have allowed God to dwell
with them. In the same way God wanted to dwell with Jesus when he
consummated his mission. In the era of the True Parents the
consummation of their mission will allow the dwelling of God to be
with all men. This is the point of this detailed explanation.
Now your ancestors can come down freely on the highway between
the spirit world and the physical world. Our ancestors in the spirit
world are our allies and will help us witness to others. They will
come down in an unprecedented avalanche, like Niagara Falls. They
will pressure their descendants, "You must become a champion. Go
out and witness. You must do more." They will not only come down
to you, but to their descendants who are not yet members, directing
them to go to a workshop, or to meet a person from the Unification
Church. This phenomenon will happen increasingly.
In the wake of the victory of Washington Monument a far more
jubilant victory celebration is being held in the spirit world
because they have now been liberated. Now they can freely come to
the earth and work with you, their own descendants. From this time
on, when you go out on your mission you will receive all kinds of
spiritual experiences visions, speaking in tongues and special
dreams. Not only you but many people outside our church will
experience these things.
We must sway three countries to God; once God can influence at
least three nations, the whole world will tumble into His arms.
Presently in the spirit world there is a great deal of competition.
Because good spirits can descend first, the country which has more
good ancestors will be benefited first, directly affecting the
destiny of that nation. We are not just mobilizing Christian spirits,
but even Jesus himself, as well as Buddha, Confucius and Mohammed.
Taking a father's role they will come down to their own followers
on earth. Not many people understand these things precisely, but
I can clearly testify to them because I am the pioneer who opened
the pathway. What I have prophesied has been fulfilled.
You can mobilize your ancestors
In your prayer from this time on you can command the spirit
world in the name of the True Parents, and in the name of the Day
of the Victory of Heaven. You can insist that your ancestors in
the spirit world must come down to co-operate with their descendants
and bring them into salvation. They are supposed to obey, and if
they do not you can warn them that they are in trouble. You can
give a command like this because you are the direct heirs of the
true Adam. Spirit world, including the angels, is in the servant
position; the sons of Adam have the authority to command those in
the spirit world and they must obey you. Even though they lived
1,000 years ago and are your elders many times over, those in spirit
world will listen to you.
But you must never ask for a legion of angels or spirit men to
attack anyone opposing us. Would that be a real prayer? That is
not the prayer of a parent. You must have mercy upon our enemies
and pray for them. They are Cain and it is Abel's responsibility
to love and unite with Cain. Until we are united with Cain, we are
not in a position to survive and prosper. The New York Times and
Washington Post have criticized and slandered me, yet when I have
some money to spend for advertising I always go to them. We can
forgive them. I always maintain the position of a true son of God,
the position of victorious Abel.
We do not really have any enemies. Even though people may curse
us and persecute us, we can sleep well. We do not have much time
to sleep, but when the time does come, we sleep well because we
have no one to curse, no one against whom we are seeking revenge.
God will take care of it all.
I will tray on: special prayer-I will ask God to mobilize all
those spirits who were martyred in the name of God. Uncounted
millions of Christians died under the tyranny of Nero, for example,
or as the victims of communism. I can mobilize those innocent people
who were murdered, commanding them to stir up the communist world,
for instance, to turn those nations to God's side. In this way we
can reduce the sacrifice and casualties on the side of goodness.
God's camp should not suffer too many casualties. You cannot give
this type of command yet because you are still operating on the
individual or family level, and this does not qualify you to demand
such a thing. But the descent of your ancestors is definitely
possible, and you can ask for that.
The important thing is this: once you seek out the help of the
spirit world you must be responsible for yourself and your ancestors.
If you falter and fall away, your ancestors will be trapped. In
that case your children will suffer because they will have to
indemnify your failure.
You have one simple mandate from God and from the True Parents:
to have absolute unwavering faith. Press forward and work more
intensely than in the Washington Monument campaign. Then the power
of God and the assistance of your ancestors will come with you.
Any amount of spiritual assistance you require will be no problem.
You will only prosper.
This morning I had a special spiritual ceremony from 7 to 8
o'clock to seal these things, and they are yours. October 4 is the
Day of the Victory of Heaven. Never be discouraged. Cheer yourself
up, and pull yourself together. Go forward until we secure the