REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
AND THE COMPLETION OF
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
January 1, 1979
World Mission Center
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
First of all I would like to express the joy of welcoming the new
year of 1979, and the twelfth God's Day. I also want to pray and invite
the blessing of God upon the three primary nations for the providence of
God-Korea, Japan, and the United States-as well as members of the
Unification Church and nations all over the world.
On this God's Day I would like to express the dispensational meaning
of home church and the completion of the Kingdom of Heaven. Although I
would like to go on about the true meaning of God's Day, time is limited
and I will concentrate my message on home church and the completion of
the Kingdom of Heaven.
Where do you think the name "home church" originated? It was
supposed to have begun in the garden of Eden. When we talk about
religion we are automatically including God because without God no
church or religion could very well exist. The meaning of the Oriental
word for religion, chung-gyo, refers to a fundamental,
elemental teaching. Religion was to have been the most basic teaching
of men. In a house one main beam supports the building, and the
teaching that is comparable to that beam is chung-gyo, or
religion. That beam is like the position of God. When that beam is
removed the entire house collapses, and in the same way, when God is
removed from religion the world totally collapses. No matter how much
construction work is done on a building, until that one central beam is
firmly in place the structure cannot stand.
Home church was supposed to have existed in the garden of Eden, with
the home as the place of worshipping God. God should have been the main
beam of the home where His children could have lived in His love. The
original concept of God's creation began with one man and woman, who
were to form one family and then form one nation and world. Therefore,
as their family grew to this higher capacity, home church was to have
become national church and then world church. That would have been the
We come to realize, therefore, that we actually have a great
privilege in being able to build and live in home churches. We are
going back to the garden of Eden and building the structure of God's
ideal creation from the very beginning. In God's original concept. He
wanted Adam and Eve to perfect themselves and create the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth, beginning in their own home, multiplying a host of
children, and then opening heaven in spirit world. Then all the
generations on earth would automatically follow their parents' path to
In that case, the tradition that Adam and Eve lived in the garden of
Eden without the fall would have been the tradition of the entire world
because it would have been succeeded to by their children and all their
descendants. Adam's tradition was to have been the one
God-centered tradition remaining here on earth, the one tradition
of home and one tradition of church. Because of the fall of man,
however, it all crumbled.
In order to restore the original position mankind must go through a
reverse process. The fall came in this sequence: archangel, Adam and
Eve, Cain and Abel, and through Adam and Eve the fallen tradition has
become the tradition of the world. As you know, God wants to restore
the entire world but He cannot do so at one stroke because when He
initiated the work of restoration the entire world was occupied by
satanic power. The restoration of the fallen world, therefore, has been
a gradual, step by step process. The first step God had to take was to
choose a champion from among fallen people. The central man God finds
to undertake the mission of restoration must unite the angelic world
first and then expand his territory from the home to the society, nation
One principle will need to apply to the relationship between this
chosen, central man and the fallen people of the world, and that is the
principle of Cain and Abel. Abel takes the side of the chosen one and
Cain is on the side opposing him. In history we can see the inevitable
polarization of these two conflicting parts-the mind and body within
each person, as well as opposing elements in the home and society. We
see this great separation in our world today, with one part being called
the free world and the other the communist world. This separation stems
from the confrontation of two ideologies-one a God-accepting
ideology, and the other a God-denying ideology-and their final
clash on a worldwide scale is now at hand. Anyone who follows a
materialistic or secular way of life is engulfed by the satanic
ideology, while anyone who denies the secular way of life and tries to
bring himself to God draws farther away from the secular world.
In this conflict of good and evil on the worldwide level, what is
the focal point and front line? The front line is always the place
where the chosen one and his opponent face each other. The front line
is always where the mind and body come together. You actually stand on
the foremost front line because within you there is a struggle between
mind and body. Serving God and following the religious way of life has
been the way to volunteer to be a front line soldier against the satanic
ideology. Where can we find the true patriot and loyal subject of God?
The greatest conflict is never found on the social or national level
because the greatest of all conflicts occurs within oneself; this
struggle between mind and body is the worst conflict that men face.
I want you to realize that there is always a battle raging within
yourself between your visible five senses and invisible five senses.
When you go out you confront all kinds of temptations and your body
wants to enjoy them, but the internal you keeps saying, "No, no come
back and witness." Whenever you go out on the street the world there is
bombarding you with this machine gun fire, and unless you maintain a
firm defense you will not be safe in today's world. There are many
invisible satans aiming at you as soon as you step out of the door.
This is why the religious way of life has always begun with
self-denial and further emphasized withdrawal from society's
temptations. Since there is always much temptation in the world,
religious people have isolated themselves rather than be exposed to it.
This one explanation verifies that we are in the showdown battle of hell
and heaven. You are always at the starting point of either heaven or
There is always a tug of war between the visible and invisible self,
and temptation is always trying to pull you in one direction, while
God's truth is trying to pull you in another. Each person is caught in
the middle and usually goes a zigzag course, being pulled from one side
to another. This is a very realistic picture. This is why in our world
mankind is always looking for the best teacher, best leader and best
parents to help them win over temptation. We know we are vulnerable so
we want to have extra assistance.
If there had been no fall then there would have been no problem
because God would have been the best parent. Could any parent be
better? The best teacher would also have been God. The best parent
gives supreme, all-powerful love which no other love can penetrate
to tempt you. Furthermore, since God is a God of all wisdom, as long as
He is giving you guidance who can divert you? It would be impossible.
Even nowadays young people commonly have two goals-they want to be
well-educated and they want to find secure love. These are the two
great aspirations of all people. But what is love in the secular world
without God? American-type love? Love can have many different
qualities. If you become a victim of the carnal love that is only used
as a tool by Satan, you will be pulled all the way down to hell.
The living God wants to tell people two things: "I am your parent
and I am the best teacher for you." Without question the cause of the
fall of man lay in ignorance. Another cause was self-centered
love. True love was supposed to be God-centered, but ignorance and
self-centered love destroyed it and brought the fall. There is a
craving for knowledge in our fallen world but it is all
self-centered. People want to gain knowledge only in order to
increase their honor and comfort and they want to secure love for
self-centered satisfaction. This is why such love will not bring
anyone to the Kingdom of Heaven.
The basic guideline in the world today is selfishness. People will
do anything in order to profit themselves yes; this has been the
standard and motivation throughout history. In that way of life people
will sell their knowledge to be used for the worst purpose as long as it
is for their own profit. They will even sell their love for personal
The God-centered way of life is exactly the opposite; that life
is the unselfish, public-minded, world-centered way of life.
In that way of life each person is ready to give himself to benefit the
entire community or world. The God-centered person is always ready
to give up His love for the sake of the world.
I described two ways of life, one for hell and one for heaven. You
are standing right in the middle in the place where both of them meet
for a showdown. We can conclude, therefore, what the criterion is for
distinguishing whether a person is good or bad. Why do you say you are
good? How can you be so sure? The good man is unselfish, and his
knowledge and love do not belong to him but to God. The good man's way
of life is like a straight line. Throughout history the person who
gives himself for the purpose of others has been regarded as a good
person, while the man who has sacrificed others for himself has been
known as evil. That is the central point of education, and it has held
true throughout history.
If everyone really knows the truth, why has America become
individualistic and self-centered? God's work has been a tireless
effort to restructure society, beginning with one unselfish individual
and through him creating a family and society, nation and world,
gradually bringing the lost world back.
So far the basic error of religious teaching has been this: though
religion has taught the basic value of sacrifice, it has extolled
sacrifice as the necessary price to gain salvation for oneself. In
return for their sacrifice people have expected to go to the top of
heaven. A person should not be sacrificial only because he wants the
highest place in heaven; that is selfish. No, we are going to sacrifice
ourselves for the liberation of God and the healing of His broken heart,
as well as the restoration of our True Parents and the liberation of all
mankind. These are supposed to be the goal, not individual salvation.
The truly sacrificial person feels he exists for the benefit of the
world and God.
Every religion will also be judged by this simple formula. The
truly unselfish religion is the good religion. The Guyana tragedy is an
extreme example of an evil religion. How could one man sacrifice the
sacred lives of others for his own madman's ego? The true religion
would teach that if death is necessary then a leader should want to die
in place of or for the sake of others. Such a person would be a true
leader. The Jonestown group was not even following a religion but a
doctrine that was totally opposite Jesus' teaching.
What vision and method for liberating God can be found in the true
religion? Do you think God's task of restoring fallen man to the
Kingdom of Heaven is easy? It is an overwhelming task. If He had been
doing it for Himself He would have given it up a long time ago. But He
is doing it for mankind, not Himself, and so He is tireless in His
efforts. He cannot throw up His hands and quit. If God were trying to
restore the world for His own pocketbook or pleasure, I'm sure He would
have stopped before finding even twelve people because the task is so
unpleasant and arduous. God's motivation could only be unconditional
God originally created man to be His eternal object for give and
take. The ideal of God is still there and until He reaches the ideal He
cannot lay the mission down. American society today is confused because
people lack criteria about good and evil. Neither do they understand
satanic, fallen nature. The supreme religion is the one which will
proclaim the liberation of God and the salvation of mankind. That is
the highest teaching you can find. When we evaluate today's religions
from this standpoint we see that today's Christians are not concerned
about liberating God and humanity. Most Christians are
narrow-minded because they are talking about "your" God and "my"
God. From the ultimate standard of God's religion we can see that
today's Christianity is not good enough.
Christian denominations today promote their faith by proclaiming
that their denomination alone can guarantee the Kingdom of Heaven. In
God's sight this is a very smelly conflict, like pigs in a pen debating
about which is cleaner while they are all covered with filth. That
blind, boastful attitude will bring nothing but their own decline and
they will never see the sunlight. If there is truly a God of justice He
would never let such a religion prosper. Any such religion is destined
What will happen to the rest of the world? The same principle
applies. If America becomes public minded and unselfish then this
nation can survive, but if America becomes selfish, boastful and
arrogant, then just like any religious people with such attitudes the
nation of America will also decline. If you wait you will see how true
these words are. You will see whether my conviction and ideology will
win out or whether America will continue as it is. Do you think America
can continue this way of life into eternity?
Even though communists have conquered a large portion of the world's
population and territory, their ideology at least has certain virtues
that parallel God's own virtue. Marxism teaches that a utopia must come
for the entire world. Communists say they want to save the world, want
to liberate the world, but although the key word has been liberation,
the actual goal has been world conquest. Even though the communists
proclaim an international crusade for the liberation of the world, they
don't actually live it. Look at how nationalistic the Russian and
Chinese communists have become now, competing with each other for
spheres of influence. Even communists have not been able to transcend
the barriers between nations or races.
How would God feel if He found a group of religious people here on
earth who are proclaiming the supreme ideology, saying that their goal
is to liberate God and all of mankind'! Would God be pleased or
sorrowful to see that they truly had conviction to do that and really
lived a sacrificial way of life? If God found such a group here on
earth, He would be so pleased that He might faint. Such a group here on
earth is the Unification Church, and so in the sight of God the
Unification Church is the most orthodox of orthodox and is the center of
centers. Therefore, God will look upon all the other religions who are
saying the Unification Church is heretical and say, "What are you
saying? You are the heretics!" This is the reality of our position.
Go and judge the Unification Church. Is it a good place or evil
place? According to our formula of judgment, the Unification Church is
good because we want to exist for the sole purpose of the liberation of
God and mankind by sacrificing ourselves. I want to bring all America's
young people into the Unification Church to let them sacrifice for that
purpose and that's why this is a good group.
Do Unification Church people have five senses? Do I have a good or
a bad brain? Then why haven't we fought back at our attackers before
now? Why do we have so many lawsuits nowadays and why are we winning so
many of them? All these years I have said, "Let the world hit us and
persecute us. We will take a beating." But now I am saying that we have
come to the point where we must tight back.
It has never been my desire to fight the satanic world in that way,
but now God is saying that the time has come for us to show what we are.
We must let the good people of the world know so that we can hasten the
day of the liberation of God. Now the time has come for us to
positively show what we are.
Am I a man of great strength or a man of weakness? Even in my high
school days I was a wrestling champion and proficient in all kinds of
sports. There was no sport I could not do. I was known as a very
powerful boy who was never defeated by anyone. Even when an older and
stronger boy came to fight me, he never saw the end of the conflict
until I had beaten him.
I could never tolerate injustice because that is my nature, yet when
I came to America everyone was scornful of me, accusing me of being a
false religious leader. Even school children learned to criticize me,
yet under these unjust circumstances I never spoke back, not even one
word. The whole time America ridiculed me I was silent, working
tirelessly to create the necessary base and foundation with my sweat and
blood and tears. The time has come now to show the world what we are
and what our true intentions are. The proof is seen in the material and
spiritual foundation we have achieved.
The virtue of God is seen in just such situations. God is powerful
and almighty, but He has endured Satan's ridicule for 6,000 years. In
doing so God was testing Satan, seeing how vicious and wicked he was,
allowing him to do anything. After 6,000 years God has accumulated
complete documentation of Satan's evil, and finally the time will come
when God will say, "Satan, I cannot stand it any more. Here is the
proof of your corruption." This logic works in our world as well. For
example, no judge will send a criminal straight to jail without hearing
all the evidence at a trial. The judge will first listen to the
defendant's story and all the proof will be examined and checked, and
then finally the judgment will be made. A court trial is a slow
process. That's good because God's court is just the same. Following a
slow process is God's scheme to let Satan reveal all the evil he can do
and incriminate himself.
God wants there to be no complaint in His court once He pronounces a
sentence. Even Satan will accept the final verdict as just. On that
day even all the evil spirits in hell will say to Satan, "You deserve
that sentence. You are a criminal." God is a patient judge, therefore,
documenting and listening to the evidence. We work the same way. We
have been collecting all the evidence of evil against us and when God's
court is finally convened, God will show the entire world the undeniable
proof of the evil that has been done, from the individual level to the
family, tribal, national and worldwide levels. There is no way Satan
will be justified in saying, "No, God, that's not true. You are
mistaken." There will be no room for that. In order to win His case God
has been more meticulous than anyone else. Is God a great judge or a
foolish one? Unfortunately this process of collecting evidence takes
time, but since He is taking the time to document a complete case there
will be no one to come and say that His judgment was wrong, even after
millions of years pass. Have you ever thought about it that way?
The Unification Church has been the target of the world, and people
of all nations, races and religions have been coming against the
Unification Church and Reverend Moon. America is a multiracial nation,
almost like a corporation having many stockholders of all kinds. Here
in America you have all the elements of the entire world in microcosm.
When I came to this nation and received persecution and accusation, it
actually meant that the entire world came against me. People thought I
would not last even six months, but that prediction was never fulfilled.
When I first entered this country it was as though a little cat
appeared all of sudden in a den of lions. The lions have been trying to
intimidate the little cat with their fists, but the more they tried to
knock him down the more this cat grew; and furthermore, this cat has
been winning all of the lions' children to his side. All the children
of America have been saying that they really like the new cat who
arrived among the lions. Everyone thought he was a cat, but he has
turned out to be the biggest lion of all.
Only those who have an eye of wisdom can see the true picture about
me. Many American young people are clever, idealistic and
conscientious. In the whole history of the United States there has
never been such an ironic instance as this cat disrupting the den of
lions, and Americans feel upset over this "intrusion" by a yellow man
coming from Korea. The love of white people is not as deep as that of
yellow people, but the form love possessed by black people probably is
the deepest of all.
You are gathered together here and you need to become great teachers
because you now know the incredible truth about the universe and God.
Everyone must become teachers who can teach the world how to liberate
God and serve mankind. That is the very task God has been doing all
this time, so we are taking over God's job. Do you worry about leaving
God unemployed? Because God is without form He will say to any champion
who comes to take up His role, "You go right ahead and I'll be working
with you." That's the way God works. This is the Unification Church
ideology and it is my conviction that we will make the Unification
Church the ambassador and representative of God. We will go in place of
God to do the work that God wants to be doing. We are going to educate
the world for the liberation of God and mankind, demonstrating to the
world the love of God centering upon the family, nation and world,
teaching the world how we can love our fellow man.
If you join the Unification Church but you don't feel enthusiasm
then you are not a real member. When members first come to the
Unification Church they are burning with ambition to become teachers and
teach the world about the love of God. They want to teach the world how
to liberate God and mankind. Day and night I am looking for this kind
of man and woman. The world is looking for that kind of person and God
is also looking for that kind of man and woman.
The amazing thing is that I never lose the attention of the American
people, or of the world's people for that matter. Even though people
criticize me, they are always watching what I am doing and where I am
going. When a tiger appears near a village all the villagers keep close
track of it and pass the news, "The tiger moved from that mountain to
that mountain." Twenty-four hours a day that tiger is on the minds
of the people. It is the same for the American people; whether they
like me or not, they cannot forget me.
That situation is our asset and our foundation. Unless God were
working with us, the people would not be as interested. People are more
and more curious about me and on that foundation we can truly win this
nation. The people who are trying to discredit me have ulterior
motives, and usually they are not very productive members of society.
When good citizens look at the kind of people the deprogrammers are they
think that if this quality of person is a fierce opponent of Reverend
Moon then Reverend Moon must be doing something right and they want to
know more. This kind of trend will soon start.
God will lose nothing by following this strategy. If I had become
instantly popular in this country, being welcomed by the President on
down, then you would not have a chance to get in this room. All the
people of high position would insist on being here instead. Whoever is
looking for the truth, seriously investigating even unpopular people
regardless of public opinion, is a real man or woman. These are the
pathfinders God needs for the Kingdom of Heaven. You are those people
and that is how you are helping God's strategy.
How many people would say, "I am a representative of God and I want
to educate and love mankind"? If you are such people then would the
American people eventually welcome me? Of course Americans love their
young people, so when you go out into American society, explaining about
Reverend Moon and your conviction and your way of life, they will soon
welcome you. God knows I need many young people for His work and so He
uses this strategy. Do you passively or willingly welcome it? Religion
is supposed to be the basic teaching which will liberate God and
mankind. There is no greater teaching than this one.
What is the definition of a true parent or true friend" Such a
person is one who will lead you to be a person welcomed by the world and
God. I have been leading the Unification Church to work tirelessly
through this philosophy. When I began this task I was all alone, but I
knew that God set up religion because He wanted to be the true father
who loved mankind. God's position has been that of a teacher who could
guide mankind into knowledge and show how He loved man. It is logical
that, if God is such a God, if you take over the same position you will
also become a teacher and parent of mankind.
Whenever truth is proclaimed it will be widely tested. I knew that
when I initially declared the truth it would be scorned as being lies
and the teaching of a charlatan, but I knew God's virtue of being
When I first declared this way of life there was opposition but I
was silent. When I moved to the family dispensation and the families of
the world opposed me, I was still silent. During the national
dispensation all nations came against me but I was silent and moved to
the world level. When America and the whole world came against me I was
silent, and even when spirit world came against me I was silent but I
moved on. While we are silently ignoring the slander and vicious lies,
the time is approaching when the entire nation will accuse our attackers
of being liars. The good people of America will accuse the media of
having lied about me.
You know now who the true man is whom God likes. Suppose such a
true man came to America and this nation opposed him. Who would win
eventually-selfish people or that true man? What if he had only one
leg. Would he be defeated? What if he had half a nose or only one eye;
wouldn't he lose then? If that true man happened to have no limbs or
someone had to carry him when he went out, would he be defeated by
America? If a true man in that condition could still win America then
what about me? I have all my limbs, so will I lose or win?
Did I figure everything out in advance, or did I just plunge into
the job? In your judgment have I failed or succeeded here in America?
Have the deprogrammers succeeded or failed? Congressman Fraser
investigated the Unification Church for two and a half years, but was he
a loser or a winner? Did he lose his election because I fought him with
bullets, or in a boxing ring? No, the spirit world came down and took
care of the victory for us.
The home church mission is done by people who take up the position
of God as educators of mankind, teaching people how to love God and
liberate mankind. If such people become champions of home church, the
world shall be restored automatically and the Kingdom of Heaven
established. This is the basic spirit and principle of home church. We
are going to teach the world these things: one, liberation of God and
secondly, love of mankind in the spirit of sacrifice. You must know
clearly the logic of the ideology upon which we stand. We will
sacrifice ourselves to educate the people and love them. If you do that
then without question God will dwell with you and will lead your home
church, working day by day with you . You won't be able to part from
God for even one moment. In order to teach this principle and way of
life God has been looking for Abel-type champions on every level
On each level of restoration there must be an Abel figure known to
God as the champion. There will be a worldwide champion to specialize
in individual restoration, another for family restoration, another
champion for society, another for the world and still another for the
entire cosmos. Throughout history God has been working tirelessly to
choose these champions, one from the East, another from the West, South
or North, giving them missions to fulfill in the different ages. So
far, however, no one has emerged to connect all those champions with
each other and they have continued working in an isolated way. Satan is
cunning; he cuts all ties between the Abels of the world and surrounds
them, almost nullifying their work.
God may seem to be defeated, but He has a clear strategy. He will
establish one champion of the world and cosmos who will link all the
Abels of the world and they will all emerge together at one dramatic
moment of history. That is the purpose of the coming of the Messiah.
He is needed to gather an account for all the world's goods, documenting
them and presenting them to God on the universal altar. When Jesus
came, the son of God, he appeared as a humble man who was opposed by his
family and nation and finally crucified. Therefore, he must come again.
I have been working to restore all these foundations that have been
hidden, and as Abel of the individual, family, society and nation I am
linking them all together into oneness to offer them on the altar of
God, finishing the final showdown.
There are many Abels in the world on each of the different levels,
but so far there has been no unity and each of them has gone in his own
direction. Everything is disorganized. There are many denominations
within the religions of the world, each of them creating its own world.
When their members die and go to spirit world they create an exact
replica there of these isolated societies here on earth. Someone has to
organize all the Abels of each level into one direction, and if we
succeed in doing that here on earth then spirit world will automatically
mirror that and become one harmonized body. The relationship between
the two worlds is something like that between a factory and a warehouse;
whatever is manufactured here on earth is stored in spirit world. There
is no such thing as a heaven after you die unless you have lived one
here on earth.
Who comes to this earth, trying to unite the central religion with
all others in the world? First is God, and next are True Parents. Who
are True Parents? Their position is exactly that of Adam and Eve in the
garden of Eden before the fall. They are the ones who will fulfill the
original ideal of creation in reality, receiving God's original
inheritance and giving it to the world. Once this path is pioneered and
you liberate God and love Him, liberate mankind and love them, you are
entitled to become a true parent because you come under this tradition.
I want you to know these two things very clearly.
Since there has never been any unity in the religious world, someone
is needed to unify it all. That is how the mission of the Unification
Church was born. The first step is to straighten out the dispensational
history of the central religions of Judaism in the Old Testament and
Christianity in the New Testament. Our role is very simple: we teach
what God wants to teach, putting ourselves in His position and telling
the people what God wants them to know. When I started in the
individual and family dispensation the whole satanic realm knew about it
and came against me, but I was victorious in securing the individual
foundation. The victory was won under tremendous opposition.
It is the principle that when Satan wages war God's side must endure
and withstand the assault. It may seem as though God's side is being
defeated, but as long as it can survive and go on to the next stage
victory is already secured and Satan has to move out. Satan always
works for himself, teaching people that they will only lose if they
stand on the heavenly side. Nowadays every nation is self-centered
and if the people have information that might benefit all mankind they
don't want to reveal it because they want it to benefit only their
nation. In order to gain or protect that information they even wage
God is not a warmonger or attacker, but is always defending, letting
Satan attack. Why does God have to be silent and defensive? It is
because His angels and children are not ready yet; they are far weaker
than Satan and God knows that this is not the time to stand up. How
could He send His children out to confront Satan until they are prepared
and qualified? God needs a champion who is just like Himself, who will
be attacked but never shaken. In boxing, one fighter can win just by
enduring to the end and letting his opponent wear himself out. That's
how God has been fighting Satan.
In the meantime, though, God has not been sitting idle. He has been
educating His angels and people so that they can be superior to Satan.
If God has a superior force on His side then there wild be no fight
because Satan will surrender as soon as God's side shows up. Is that a
wise or foolish strategy? Are we strong or weak? In what way'.' We are
strong inside. We are setting a record superior to Satan's, setting a
pace he cannot keep up with. In that sense is the Unification Church a
fearful organization? God has no reason to be afraid of us, but Satan
knows he is facing a formidable opponent.
From the beginning I was opposed by even my own relatives but no one
could shake my spirit. You are inheriting that spirit today, so when
you are kidnapped are you influenced by the deprogrammers? It would
have been easy for me to gather my relatives together and explain
everything to them so they would understand me, but until now I have
been silent and said nothing. I only thought, "History will tell. You
wait and see." I didn't want to spoil God's tradition of withstanding
all kinds of beatings in silence. If I had won my relatives to my side
then I would not be setting God's tradition of being beaten in the worst
possible way, all alone. Then God could not have said I was fully
triumphant and Satan would always bear a grudge in his heart, claiming
that he could have beaten me if only I had fought alone. If I am
victorious with the help of others then I will only have that kind of
conditional victory. I always prayed for God to be just a spectator and
let me finish the fight by myself.
God really left me alone, but was that punishment or love? God
wanted me to win the title of greatest possible champion with no strings
attached. You have never heard such a sermon anywhere else than in the
Unification Church, but when you hear this don't you think it is
logical? That's why only clever people can understand the Divine
When I was victorious on the individual and family levels, all the
nations, governments and churches of the world came against me. They
used their power to imprison and torture me, and many times I was beaten
so much that I threw up a fatal amount of blood and was left for dead.
But even then I prayed for God to stand still and let me continue on my
own, without His help. I wanted to comfort God by winning on my own.
Of course, God had many ways to assist me, and even though I was
frequently accused and brought to trial on false charges I was always
proven innocent and released: The amazing thing is that the people who
were trying to kill me are the people who have disappeared, either
through sickness or accidents. None of them remains on earth today, but
I am still fighting my lonely battle. In my own lifetime I have
withstood overwhelming suffering and have been triumphant in laying the
worldwide foundation. Satan desperately tried to stop me in Asia but he
failed, so I came to the world stage, which is America.
From December 18, 1971, when I entered America, until 1976 the
entire world came against me, but I used the same tactic of fighting the
lonely battle. No one came to my aid. When I first came, even the
American leaders of our Church didn't completely believe me, and still
they are sometimes skeptical. But I fought the lonely battle, bringing
our worldwide leaders to this country and training them. I never
revealed my full plan to anyone, even my closest assistants; I just gave
instructions to them. When I told the leaders to do something, however,
there was no discussion because I had already done what I was asking of
them, and they were only repeating my own victory.
There were many stages in the battle -individual, family, tribe,
society, nation and world. At every level I went over a hurdle and paid
the necessary indemnity. Because of my achievement there is now one
superhighway from the individual level all the way to the cosmic level,
and the crooked road has been straightened out. We are becoming the
mainstream of the history of God and mankind. This highway is so
obvious and so permanent that once someone gets on it there are no
obstacles of race or language to hinder him. Once he gets started he
can go straight to the goal. It's like riding in a super-van where
everyone is welcome aboard. I am the driver and though you sleep I
still drive in the right direction and you can be assured of reaching
Having home churches was God's goal in the garden of Eden but it was
broken into pieces by Adam and Eve, causing many different obstacles to
be set up throughout history. Now I have cleared them all away and we
are returning to the original concept. It is your blessing and
privilege to participate.
When we make a highway on earth in the cosmic dispensation then the
same highway is created in spirit world. When motorists on earth have
the chance to travel on a superhighway they all pay attention to how
they can get on, even though they may have to backtrack or go out of
their way. The time is coming when the Unification Church will be
overwhelmed with trying to accommodate all the people who want to get on
this superhighway and are flooding the tollgate. I want you to be
ambitious to be a teacher of mankind and love mankind as God is doing.
Are you that way? Even ugly men and women can have that kind of
ambition, right? The Unification Church is like a workshop where you
can be trained to be a lover of mankind and God, and I am the one who
will sign your graduation certificate.
Do you love me? How much? Just as you love me now, when you teach
mankind and give them God's love you will be loved by them in return. I
want you to know that this has been the hope of God and the hope of
mankind, and we are here today to really fulfill that desire of theirs.
We possess the greatest of all fortunes and the method to fulfill that
dream and goal is home church. In doing this mission your Divine
Principle book will be used so much that it will be like a rag.
Concentrate on God day and night. Does God sleep at night? No matter
how much we do we cannot keep up with God because He has no night. Do
you still want to compete with God and not sleep at night: either?
Does Satan sleep well ? What about Unification Church members" You
may stop to rest for three minutes and ask God to watch over you, but
because your body is so tired you actually wake up three hours later.
God will still be watching over you because He promised to, but you can
say, " Why didn't You wake me up?" If you do that then God will
understand and Satan will not be able to dominate you. In your sleep
you will still be with God. God knows you cannot rest for just three
minutes; He knows your trick.
I told the state leaders that they shouldn't have their own bed or
bedroom, but just rest a few minutes in the living room, giving
apologies to God for needing to rest. God knows that we have mortal
weaknesses, but this is the way we can overcome them. Every time I sit
on the toilet I fall asleep, but do you think God will ridicule me for
that? No, God will be sympathetic and encourage me to rest a few
minutes right there. Sometimes for enjoyment God treats me to a tour of
spirit world during those moments, showing what He is going to give to
me, and then sends me back to work.
Sometimes I get in the tub for a bath and suddenly I am snoring.
When I take a bath Mother is always careful to make sure nothing happens
to me in my sleep. Would God say, "What kind of man are you? How can
you sleep in the bathtub?" I definitely think God likes me very much,
and the fact that you love me is the undeniable proof of it.
The starting point of the dispensation is one individual and the
individual must become a family. As the family advances to each level
it will expand the providential territory, becoming a nation and finally
embracing the world, but it will be opposed at each step. Here in
America I was opposed, but during that time I completed the individual,
family nation, and world foundations as well as the condition to unite
all the races. This involves the restoration of all Abels of the world
into one unified organization. You know that opposition came from all
corners-all races, all religions, and all nations-coming to a peak in
Even while the world was coming against the Church we were growing
on a cosmic level and we have won a cosmic level victory. While I was
receiving persecution in this country I sent out missionaries all over
the world to 120 nations to be like lightning rods for persecution on my
behalf. The primary responsibility of the missionaries was not even to
gain members but to stand firm and even if they had to die for the
mission to stay and receive the persecution of that nation. If I hadn't
done that then I would have received accusation from spirit world that I
loved only America, even though my mission was a cosmic one. The
accusation that I neglected other countries was apt to come, but I
prevented that from happening. My body can be in only one place at a
time, but in the meantime I sent my representatives to every country.
No one can accuse us of not loving Christianity or Judaism. I have
given much sacrificial love for the Christian nation of America. Many
Jews say that the Unification Church is anti-Semitic, but I have
loved the Jews as the first chosen people. I respect their honor in
that position. I made that clear, but I also said that killing Jesus
Christ, the Messiah, was a crime, and the Jews will know this truth when
they go to spirit world. I must set the record straight about why the
Jews have endured a history of suffering for the last 2,000 years.
Christianity faced a similar situation when it opposed the
Unification Church, and it could have suffered the same fate as Judaism
for 2,000 years into the future. That will not occur, however, because
there has been enough acceptance in the Christian world already. That
acceptance helped lay the foundation for me to advance all the way up to
the cosmic level of the dispensation.
This is the final dispensation here in America and when the pattern
of what I have achieved here is expanded it will form the cosmic
dispensation. Spiritually speaking, every victory you need has been
won. There is no other victory left to obtain; the conquest of spirit
world has been accomplished, and now all we have to do is translate the
spiritual victory into physical victory. Since this cosmic level of
condition has been set, you can go anywhere in the world and there will
be no barrier you cannot cross. When we are able to work freely all
over the world, the same situation will be seen in the spirit world.
Now in the spirit world there is complete freedom of movement through
all spheres. The time of disputes between denominations and religions
is over. The worst kind of disaster humanity could face would be a
racial war, but that crisis is also over because enough conditions have
been set so that all races can be one family of man.
This teaching transcends race and nationality. Because our teaching
is a universal one, you as students are universal. This is the
universal class and it represents the races of the entire world. Once
the world receives the universal teaching, there will be no more racial
barriers on earth. God can transcend every barrier. God is our teacher
and this work will he conducted by Him, but at the same time He is more
than our teacher. He is our parent. How could you ask for anything
more than that? Harvard graduates are proud to be classmates from that
great university. Don't you think this graduating class here is
comparable in honor with any Harvard graduates? This is the university
where we enroll as brothers and sisters and here our parent and teacher
is God. Are you excited? When you feel this excitement would it bother
you to hear negative criticism of the Unification Church?
How successful am I? Am I in a position to envy the President of
the United States or should the President envy me? Do you envy the
senators or congressmen or should they be the ones who envy you? You
have the greatest teaching and the President of the United States must
come to learn from you. Furthermore, you have shown through your
actions that you love this country more than the president, senators and
congressmen love this country. The highest honor in America would not
do justice to the true heavenly teacher. However, God will award the
medal of honor of the Kingdom of God to such a person.
In a sense I am the greediest person in the world because I would
like to have every single one of you deserve the medal of honor of the
Kingdom of Heaven on earth. I want to make each one of you a winner.
In order to do that should I tell you to do as you like? The average
person goes out on dates, takes long vacations and has the freedom to do
anything. Here in our Church you don't have dates but once you are
engaged and even after the wedding you don't necessarily live together!
We have amazing discipline and people have to shake their heads. The
main question is, would you welcome it?
Many people work themselves to the bone trying to get a piece of
paper saying they have a Ph.D. from Harvard or Yale. Here I am trying
to give you kingship in the Kingdom of God. In order to win that title
do you think you can work less than for a Harvard Ph.D.? I want you to
become a tribal messiah. Does a heavenly king rule by using his fists
and power? A true king rules for eternity by love. Kingdom building
has both the spiritual and physical aspect. You don't have to worry
about the spiritual side because I have secured that kingdom. Now I
want you to have the opportunity to participate in the physical kingdom
Without winning the spiritual victory, no matter how much you do in
the physical world Satan will always claim it. But now that I have won
the spiritual victory and anchored the foundation, nothing can shake it.
In the spiritual kingdom which I have already built no one is idle. All
of spirit world is coming down, making a fence to protect us. All the
great saints who died many centuries ago and the founders of the great
religions are working to shield you and help you win the victory.
Who is on the front line to resist spiritual infiltration? The
saints in spirit world are protecting us like the guards who protect a
palace, repelling all the spiritual negativity. Satan is trying to
infiltrate you, but you have defenders who block his way and he has no
way to penetrate that line. Satan is very clever, however, and works
through spirit people to hit and run. They sometimes infiltrate
successfully, but they will be detected and evicted. For a long time
God had to use that tactic, penetrating the satanic camp to hit and run.
Now the opposite is true, and Satan can only hit and run.
The spiritual turning point was marked by the crucial victory in
1976. The three years following 1976 are the vital period. The second
year is always the most difficult, but now we have gone beyond it and
are beginning the third year. After the victory at Washington Monument
all kinds of formidable attacks came from all quarters, with the State
Department, Justice Department, IRS, SEC and Congress all coming after
us. We also battled with the kidnappers and deprogrammers and the
media. 1978 was an incredible year. All of this happened because of
heavenly strategy and I predicted it many times prior to 1976.
Those who oppose the Unification Church are the generation of the
past and those who accept and welcome the Unification Church are the
generation of the future. Our future is bright with hope. Would the
generation of the past who opposed the Unification Church be the ones to
educate you and bring you back, or would you educate them and bring them
into the new generation? The showdown is over and even without my being
in this country you can easily win. If each one of you clearly realized
that home church is the destiny of our movement then you would give your
life for it, and my presence here in this country would be irrelevant.
Home church can easily be surrounded and protected by the spiritual
victory I have won and there is no way it can fail. The spiritual power
we can employ for the home church is many thousand times greater than
anything the satanic world can mobilize. All you have to do is unite
with True Parents' spirit and intent. Make controversy; go ahead and
create good trouble. The world is plagued with evil trouble so let us
become makers of good trouble.
I came to America to be opposed by the world, and now I want you to
go to your home church to be opposed by that mini-world. I have
won my home church here in more than 360 homes. Since I came here as a
sojourner and have finished my home church, I have the right to go back
to my home town. That's why last year I went to Korea and had a special
ceremony on November 2 to break down all the remaining barriers in the
spirit world, liberating everyone from the barriers of religion and
In that ceremony I eliminated the barriers between my tribe and all
other tribes of the world. I also broke down the barriers between the
Unification Church and all other religions in spirit world. Because of
that ceremony the door is wide open, and whether a person believes in
some religion or no religion at all doesn't make any difference. There
is absolute freedom now and everyone has the opportunity to hit the
jackpot. There are no more barriers in spirit world or on earth. That
was done by my succeeding in home church. You can declare to the spirit
world, "Because our True Parents set the condition there is no longer
any barrier between their tribe and our tribe. There is no longer any
barrier between the Unification Church and the religions of the world.
All good men of conscience in the entire spirit world and here on earth
must come forward to participate in the kingdom building. I am here to
enlist your support." You can pray that way.
You can also petition God, "You are my Father and I'm your child. I
am going out to do home church as a tribal messiah and as your
representative. Please send down one regiment of angels to come with
me." God will listen to that prayer. The angelic world exists solely to
assist the true children of God. So far the angelic world could not
come to help very much because you belong to the fallen generation. Now
by doing home church you can become the true children of God and before
all of heaven and earth you can request the help of legions of angels.
In home church we set the condition to liberate the world, the condition
that we truly loved mankind. By that condition God will forgive the
You have to make some victorious condition like Jacob did. He
wrestled at the ford of Jabbok with an angel, and when he won the angel
blessed him by saying that his name was no longer Jacob but Israel.
Upon that foundation God could bless Jacob. You must also win victory
by going to home church and securing some condition upon which God can
bless the entire world.
Our way of life is like Jacob's way of life. Initially his elder
brother Esau wanted to kill him, just as the Christian world tried to
kill the Unification Church, but when Jacob finally came back home then
Esau's heart was changed and he repented. Jacob loved him and gave him
presents and embraced him. The two brothers became one. In the same
way the world will finally come to embrace you. That will be realized
through home church. My dispensation and victory shall be relived and
reenacted SO that you can create the same condition. You must repeat my
victory. This is the era for children to repeat the victory of their
The entire world was my stage. Now I have finished and I am asking
you to do the same in your small world of home church. As soon as you
unite with this spirit I will be there with you. My victorious pattern
and tradition will be your asset. Is there any easier way to go?
Unless you build your home church in the world of Cain, you are not
qualified to go back to your hometown and restore your own tribe.
After the completion of a home church in the Cain world you can go
and build one more home church, your Abel home church. Then you can
invite your father and mother and whole family, and together with them
you can enter the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God accepts only
families, not just individuals. A family is three generations, and that
is what you are supposed to enter with. Since Jesus was not able to
complete the tribal messiah's role physically here on earth, we are now
succeeding to that mission. By physically creating our tribal
messiahship, we can open the door for national and worldwide
messiahship. There should actually be no blessing before home church is
completed. From this time on, no one is automatically eligible for
blessing simply because they have been members for a certain number of
years. Only those persons who succeed in home church and restore
spiritual children are qualified for the blessing. Jesus first restored
his three major disciples and then the three became twelve. Those
twelve plus his seventy disciples established the number 84. This is an
important number for us and it must be done in seven year's time by
bringing one person per month. Jesus would have had the holy wedding
after he had 84 people completely united with him. That is the same
path I walked.
First we need unity of Cain and Abel. The Cain and Abel
dispensation is most crucial and most elementary, and the restoration of
Adam and Eve comes on that foundation. The same thing must be done
again on the worldwide level. Today there are two worlds-the Cain world
and Abel world-and when those two are united into one then the True
Parents of mankind can emerge and one world will be formed. When Cain
and Abel become one, such as your mind and body becoming one, they serve
the higher purpose. Next husband and wife can become one and establish
parenthood. Parents and mankind must become one and serve God. That is
the way the Divine Principle is structured.
Where are you actually going to find your mate, your ideal object?
In home church. You will be blessed with the person you find. That is
the ideal situation. The procedure will be that the entire home church
tribe in a general conference will make a recommendation to True
Parents, saying, "This person and this person are just wonderful and our
tribe wants to receive them as true parents. Would you marry them
together?" That kind of recommendation will be given as the counsel of
the home church. In the days to come there will be no such thing as
blessing without having the home church program completed. This is not
my statement, but a statement of the Principle.
Home church is a great accomplishment and the pinnacle of the Divine
Principle. After all the struggles of the Old Testament, New Testament
and Completed Testament, home church is the outcome, the ultimate fruit
by which the Kingdom of God is going to be achieved. It is the ultimate
fulfillment of love. I am telling you to be a teacher and one who
loves. Truth and love are the two key words. Why do you go to home
church? There are two reasons. First you will educate the people, but
after education what would you like to gain" The purpose of education is
to awaken them and bring them to the heavenly side. Education will give
them birth. Once they see the vision they are no longer in darkness.
At first home church people will not welcome you but soon they will
say that without having you visit them they cannot sleep too well.
"This Moonie loves me more than God and Jesus love me. He is like my
parent. I couldn't have any better parent than him." Later on they will
even want you to marry into their family. Each of your 360 homes will
want to make you their son-in-law or daughter-in-law. If
I were still single would you like to propose to me? This is how your
people will feel about you.
Many men admire how I live my conviction in spite of the world's
persecution and they want to live that way themselves. There is nothing
impossible for me. When I need money, money comes. When I need
manpower, that comes. In that respect, do you think that Mother is a
happy and fortunate woman to be my wife? Am I a happy and fortunate man
because I have such a beautiful wife, such happy, brilliant children and
because I have you Moonies?
Now you know what home church is. Ever since the fall of man, God,
Jesus and all mankind have been longing to reach the ultimate
destination. That is home church. The Unification Church is Cape
Kennedy and we are launching home church to the Kingdom of Heaven. Neil
Armstrong lifted off from Cape Kennedy and reached the moon. Now we are
lifting ourselves off from the Unification Church and our destination is
the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a big place, so where would you like to
land? Right into the heart of God's love. The heart of God is not good
enough; you have to be in the heart of God's love. When you land in the
heart of God's love, you will surely give God a shock. At that moment
God will really be awakened and He will smile ear to ear in explosive
joy. Then the dancing will begin. When God begins to dance, the entire
cosmos will be ignited in joy. All creation will feel joy with all five
senses and everything will be intoxicated in happiness. That dance will
be the ultimate grand finale. After that no more work of restoration
will remain to be done. God will say that His restoration work is over
and His ideal of creation is complete. His broken heart will be
Home church was the ideal of God in the garden of Eden but it was
broken into pieces after many thousands of years of difficulties and
tribulations. Now finally in the 20th century I have opened the doors.
All conditions have been fulfilled and the doors of home church are open
for all mankind to enter. That is the history we are witnessing today.
How much you devote yourself to home church shall determine the
distance between you and God and the intensity of love God can give to
you. Set the condition that you love your home church more than your
wife or husband, or children or parents. Jesus said if anyone loved his
husband or wife or family more than Jesus, that person was not worthy of
him. Today I am saying that if you love your own family more than you
Jove your home church and more than you love God that you are not worthy
of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Your home church is one small world representing all mankind and the
entire earth; it is a microcosm of the whole earth. Where you live or
travel makes no difference; your home church is the place where you will
become a child of the Messiah and enter the Kingdom. Even if you live
in Korea and then come to America you will still have to make a home
church. No matter where you may go on earth, you must do the home
church mission. Even if you went to spirit world now you have to come
down to finish that mission because without going through that gate you
cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
There are no barriers between you and the home church mission,
neither racial, national, spiritual or physical. Jesus gave the key to
the Kingdom of Heaven to Peter, and today I give you the key to home
church because that is the key to the Kingdom of Heaven. With one turn
that key will open the door to salvation for one tribe.
What is this year's goal? Home Church and the Completion of the
Kingdom of Heaven. This will come by love and truth. You come to the
Unification Church to be educated and to straighten out the thinking of
the fallen world. This is not brainwashing; it is
brain-recreation. Here you practice true, pure love. In order to
put the love of God into practice you must do humble things like
witnessing. Your body always complains and tries to dodge the mission,
wanting to rest and eat and to put off working. You should reply, "Are
you telling me you don't want to go the way Reverend Moon and the whole
Unification Church are going? Come on! Do you want to fall behind
everyone? I don't want that! Get going!"
Your worst enemy is certainly not me or the Unification Church but
your own body. Your five senses are your worst enemy because they are
always ready to be tempted. You have to constantly divert them, asking,
"When are you going to betray me?" Your desires can betray you but you
must not let them. Temptation is more severe among women in particular.
You sisters here don't wear makeup but I see that you are beautiful.
All of you want to get married, but where will you marry? Where
would you like to work now? Where would you like to eat and sleep?
Home church? Where would you like to die? Where would you like to give
birth to your children? All right, go ahead! In order to open the door
of the home church dispensation the Unification Church needed a
foundation, and in the process of erecting that foundation we needed
Parents Day, Children's Day, Day of All Things, and ultimately God's
Day. The fall of man came at the growth level, and so three
seven-year courses became necessary to restore the formation,
growth and perfection levels.
If the Korean Christian churches had welcomed me at the beginning of
my mission then the three seven-year courses could have been
shortened into one seven-year course. Since they failed to accept
me, however, it had to be expanded into three separate seven-year
courses. I was actually supposed to erect the worldwide foundation in
seven years, but because of opposition, particularly Christian
opposition in Korea, 21 years were required to erect the foundation. I
am creating the third Israel in the midst of the satanic world and we
are undergoing an exodus, taking the third Israel out of Canaan.
Wherever I turn there are roadblocks, but now these roadblocks will have
no way to hold back the avalanche of heavenly progress.
When I proclaimed the time for home church, it meant that the
foundation was complete and that we had arrived in Canaan. Now we are
working on settlement; this is the home church mission on a worldwide
level. When the Israelites came into Canaan the twelve tribes divided
the land, and now I am organizing the children of God to restore
heavenly dominion throughout the world. No power under the sun can
destroy the Unification Church. No matter whether I live or die now,
our movement will never fail because everything is already accomplished.
We are in the final seven-year course, creating the individual,
family and tribe on the final, perfection level, having completed the
formation and growth levels.
If you complete these perfection years well your accomplishment will
encompass all the other seven year courses, regardless of the fact that
you were not here during that time. As long as you participate in the
final seven years the final glory is the same. In 1976 we crossed over
the final barrier to perfection, leaping into the direct dominion of
God. It is good that people drastically opposed the Unification Church
because now the drastic decline of the fallen world will be hastened.
Now we can turn around and go on the offensive on the worldwide scale.
We are going to transplant the victory we have won spiritually to the
real society in a permanent way. That is home church work. If you do
that it will be protected by the spiritual realm.
Home church is surrounded by a spiritual foundation. The Messiah is
the person who brings the spiritual victory and spiritual heaven down to
earth to create physical heaven. Since you are a middleman or bridge to
transmit the Messiah's work to your home church, you are his ambassador,
and therefore, when you fulfill your mission you become the messiah to
your own tribe.
Satan can no longer accuse you then, but if you fail that mission
then your home church people will not be able to accuse you. Why? They
will say, "You knew Reverend Moon's ideology and revelation of truth and
love. Why didn't you live it? You are responsible for the fact that
your 360 homes didn't have the chance to go to heaven!" I have done this
work tirelessly for twenty years, and upon that foundation you can do it
in seven years, or even seven months. This is why accusation will come
if you do not fulfill now. Your home church people will rage at you and
you will have no excuse before them. They will be your judge.
Home church is not a witnessing method. No, home church is our
destiny, the final terminal and the fulfillment of the dispensation.
Fallen man must walk this road; that is his destiny. More than a man is
destined to marry a woman, fallen man is destined to finish the home
church mission either on earth or in spirit world. Can you deny it?
How can you erect the Kingdom of Heaven on earth other than by
fulfilling the home church mission? This is not a dream or fantasy;
this is the real blueprint from God. We have arrived at the final
terminal. It is our great fortune to see this home church mission in
our lifetime and install the pattern and tradition for history. You
repeat the alphabet a thousand times a day in your conversation. In the
same way, home church is the alphabet of the Kingdom of Heaven. It
should become an intimate part of you. In home church you will find
everything. In home church you can find God, Israel, Christianity,
anything you want.
How many of you are over 25 and still single? You who are
candidates for the blessing must find your spiritual children in home
church in the next 120 days or you will not be qualified for the coming
blessing. I may plan an engagement for the month of May, so I am giving
you a 120-day opportunity. Will you say to me, "Forgive us,
Father. Please be easy on us and let us get blessed anyway, without
talking about conditions"? Or will you say to me, ' Let us leave the
highest tradition to posterity. Let us complete the mission now"? Did
God and spirit world hear your answer" I'm not sure I heard your answer!
In your time I would like to see the consummation of home church, the
place where you will find your final resting ground and total
fulfillment of heaven.
One day after we finish our task here on earth we will have a great
assembly in spirit world. At that time you will come to me in thanks
for sending you out to home church, making it possible for you to go to
the highest possible heaven. You will be comforted and there will be a
celebration lasting for eternity. You can win assets of eternal value
now, but if you come to me saying, "Please have mercy on me. I can't
come to your realm because I didn't do the home church mission," I will
reply, "I don't know you. Depart from me."
God taught this principle to me and this is why I desperately gave
my life hundreds of times over to fulfill the mission. I have clearly
taught you this here on earth, and if you don't do it then in spirit
world I will say to you, "Depart from me."
The first 120 days is the period when we will win a real victory in
1979. At this time everyone should fulfill home church and find
spiritual children; then a great rejoicing will come in May. Have you
decided, or are you still considering? This is your decision; I am not
forcing you. I want you to pass me up and be so full of enthusiasm that
I can follow you.
I have been looking back on my experiences in 1978. I was away for
180 days, traveling around the world in Europe, Japan and Korea. When I
returned I found the movement here totally stagnated and in a stalemate.
That is why I initiated this last 40-day campaign. This year I
must travel to many other places, but would you like me to face the same
disappointment when I return again? Do you want me to trust you? Your
answer means you are not going to let me down this time, right? We'll
see. Whether I remain here doesn't make any difference, does it? This
is your age; you can do it.
You assemble to listen to my sermons at Belvedere, but would you
like to come just when I am there, or even more when I am absent? Do
you do home church just because I tell you to? Do you have an easier
way? Centering on this mission you must gather your resolve for 1979.
We are giving tremendous joy to God on this God's Day, but more than
anything else we can give Him happiness by making a new resolve and
determination to do home church. Let us have confidence and go on to
really live this. I want you to understand that God will never appear
halfway through a situation; He will always wait until the end. If He
assists you too much in the middle of the mission then you will have to
pay too much indemnity, and God doesn't want you to suffer in that way.
You can say to God, "You are my spectator, and I will never let you
down. Just sit and watch how I am doing."
Earn the money you need on your own and lecture to your own people.
You don't need anyone else to teach for you if you become a great
lecturer on your own. On the West coast Dr. and Mrs. Durst are really
united and their centers have exploded in heavenly spirit so they are
bringing many spiritual children. In the middle of America the IOWC
brothers and sisters are working and recently I visited them to
inaugurate the three IOWC teams. They are going state to state to
evangelize and win members and they have decided they are going to win
one spiritual child every 21 days, not even in one month. Do you want
to stall behind all of them?
I initiated home church work in London six months ago, so I am going
back in January to see how they are doing. Then I will go back to Japan
and Korea and see how they are doing. I will check how the missionaries
are doing in their countries in this mission. Do I have a busy
schedule? Are you going to fall behind me or run ahead?
When are you going to give me a little vacation? My vacation will
begin when you complete home church, and I will come and sleep overnight
in each one. What I would like to see is a parade of people from all
360 homes when I visit, all thanking me for sending their home church
leader. How much would you like to have them welcome me in this way? I
would like it to be to the degree that even the dogs are confused at
seeing their masters welcoming a stranger so warmly.
When I love a certain thing, does God feel the same way? Even if
you lock the door God comes in every night. Having communion and
fellowship with the living God every night should be our way of life and
your home church should be like that. Please have faith in it. Work
until it can be done.
Have you made a decision today? You have 120 days, and getting four
spiritual children is your tangible goal. Will you follow through on
your decision? God bless all of you.