REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE FIRST DAY
AND OUR LIFETIME
February 2, 1979
World Mission Center
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
To you and all our members around the world and in spirit world,
thank you for your greetings and congratulations on True Parents'
Human history has been one of chaos and upheaval. This has been
particularly true since World War I. Through the Divine Principle we
learn that this is not a random occurrence but is part of the providence
of God, based on the principle of indemnity. History has now come to a
point of drastic change. Where will it go from here?
Many people today think the present chaos will only deteriorate
further. The decline of Western civilization has recently become very
obvious. As you know, Christianity has been the backbone of Western
civilization and that has been crumbling. As a result, unity in the
Western families and nations has also been crumbling. It is easy for
young people to be pessimistic about the future, but when we understand
that God is almighty, then we recognize that God has a plan for turning
this drastic decline around.
We can anticipate that there will be two basic paths- first, that of
people who are headed toward destruction; and second, that of God, who
is headed toward reconstruction and hope. God is working with people,
so He must somehow be making a great effort to bring them to His side.
There are two points of view opposing each other in the world- one
atheistic or man-centered, and the other theistic or
In the past, people thought that science could provide all the
answers for the world, but that hope is diminishing today. Thinking
people are realizing that a solution can only come through religion, or
a God-centered ideology. Those who put human beings at the top of
any solution are losing hope, but the alternative is to put God on top,
God reveals His will through religion, and then science is in a
position to serve God's purpose. But religion and science have been
like oil and water. It has not been easy for God and man to meet
harmoniously in the mainstream of history; there has not been a medium
for doing so. Ultimately, one type of civilization will prevail in the
world. Will it be a man-centered or a God-centered
civilization? If Almighty God does exist, then a God-centered
civilization must prevail.
God must have been working diligently on some solution to man's
problems today. After World War 1, it became apparent that there were
basically two opposing ideologies in the world. Now more and more
people are realizing that they must choose one or the other; they cannot
avoid making a choice. When God sees Western civilization crumbling, it
is only natural that He would prepare some answer through the other part
of the world-in other words, in the East. Just like our planet turns,
so history is turning. Western civilization has passed through its
golden age and now dusk and sundown are coming. Logically, then, the
other side of the planet must be receiving sunshine now.
This is proven by the fact that many Westerners are looking to the
East for answers to their spiritual questions. America today contains
the essence of Western civilization,, it has attracted the best of the
Western world. In its short time of 200 years America has experienced a
golden age, yet how many of its young people really love America today?
How many of them really honor their heritage or truly care for their
families? Instead, many are trying to separate themselves from this
Young people have lost their world, their nation, their society and
their families. It is as though they are trying to get out of a great
fishing net which holds them fast. When I see disco dancers, this is
what I see. American young people are lonely in their desperation
because their family, nation and world cannot rescue them. Where do
they try to go? Many go to the West Coast, to California, as close to
the East as they can get. God knew such a trend would begin here in
America, so He prepared some solution to come from the East. God is
helping people to cut their net and find new power. He is also teaching
them that they were caught because they were trying to find a selfish
solution to their problems and to escape being linked to anyone else.
He tells them that instead they must find the world, nation and a home
with parents and become firmly anchored in those systems. God is
teaching them an entirely new concept of family, nation and world.
God has been planning the re-education of America and its young
people but the teacher must come from elsewhere. The usual American
education will not do. In order to revolutionize life in this nation,
God needs a champion but America is not qualified to provide one. God
will look for a nation in the East which is linked to America and send a
teacher from there. What Eastern nation has unbreakable ties to
America? Korea does.
Korea's relationship with America is providential, not accidental.
Any American policy makers who try to sever America's ties to Korea will
not succeed; Carter has not been able to do it, for instance. Nixon was
destroyed by Watergate but was Korea destroyed by "Koreagate"?
Certain people are trying to victimize Korea and Reverend Moon at the
same time, but have we been destroyed? Why not?
The people who plotted to destroy Korea and the Unification Church
were themselves destroyed, while our movement is still spreading around
the world. We fought a battle in the House of Representatives, and now
in the last several days we have fought a battle in the Senate as well,
meeting every senator. Senator Dole does not understand totally what he
is doing, but he is being used in a role of historical villain. But
this time, the Unification Church is not alone in our fight. Nine major
Christian denominations as well as prominent Jews are joining us in this
fight, totaling 10 elements fighting together. Even The Washington
Post turned out to be our friend on this issue.
Senator Dole thought that after the tragedy in Guyana he could
become popular by whipping up public opinion against a minority religion
or a "cult" But actually he is being manipulated by
deprogrammers, becoming the central figure in creating a roadblock for
the heavenly cause. Always there are Cain and Abel sides, including the
religious world. Two thousand years ago, 900 Jewish zealots committed
suicide when they were about to be massacred by their enemies, while on
the heavenly side the leading event was the birth of Jesus. In the
present time, this event in Guyana is the extreme expression of a
satanic religion. On the other hand, the far extreme on the side of
goodness is our emergence today.
Satan waged a broad attack on us through the incident in Guyana,
working through Senator Dole to persecute us as a cult. But God is also
using this as an opportunity to place the Unification Church among the
major religions and separate it from the category of cult. Major
denominations have called us heretics but now they are saying they can't
afford to see us destroyed because they know that could happen to them,
I initially said that events in Guyana would not harm us in the long
run, but that God can do good even through that tragedy. Now we see it
happening in the unity of the major religions around the Unification
Church. Through this hearing in the Senate we are being recognized as a
significant religion in America.
When a ball hits a wall, it rebounds with equal force. Events
surrounding us are not happening at random but according to the law of
indemnity. God had things figured out in advance. Great events on
earth always precede great events in God's dispensation. Three years
after World War I, an important heavenly birth took place. Now you
accept this explanation, but in those days, no one even thought about
interpreting history in that way. At that time, Korea was occupied by
Japan and in 1919 they stood up to declare independence. They failed
and thousands of Koreans were killed in the uprisings. It was as though
Korea was trying to turn itself around before the great event of 1920.
The greatest sacrifice was made by Korean Christians, many of whom were
My home town was Chungju, in what is now North Korea; it was a very
Christian town. As a result of the uprisings, the Japanese allowed the
Christians to gather to worship in the largest church and then they set
it on fire, trapping everyone inside and killing them. I was born one
year after the independence uprising. Chungju was the town where the
most Christians were martyred. The Second World War erupted as I
reached 16 years of age, beginning with the war between Japan and China.
In 1945, when I we' 25, the war ended.
When I was 30, the Korean War broke out, lasting three years. That
was a worldwide event with 16 nations sending troops to fight in Korea
and combat communism. There is no parallel to this in all of history.
That was one event which all the free world could rally around in the
fight against the God-denying ideology of communism. This was one
truly, "holy war" because God mobilized all colors of skin to
die side by side. This was a greater event than even the martyrdom of
first-century Christians, because America, in the position of the
Roman Empire, took the initiative to invite all free people to
participate in the defense of Korea. It was as though the Roman Empire
had invited 16 nations to come defend Israel 2,000 years ago.
Colonialism before World War I was a struggle for land After World
War I, the nationalistic movements fought a war focused on human beings.
For instance, the Germans and Japanese declared they were superior
races. One war remains and that is the war for God-to decide who will
To win this war for God, you must be superdenominational,
transcending national barriers and race. In this respect, the
Unification Church has great dimension; we think of all races as one
family, all nations as one nation of God and all religions as one under
God. On the other hand, other religions claim God is only with them.
This ultimate war for God has been declared, with the Unification Church
on one side, and all other religions on the other.
Our battle in America is a religious one because all other religions
have joined to try to discredit us in the past. But we are trying to
awaken the conscience and righteousness of the people. Our method now
is like guerrilla warfare, and we have only our brains and hard work to
convey truth. Using our bodies as bullets, we are pushing forward in
New York, on Capitol Hill, and throughout America, and finally we will
have a collision with communism. Then things will turn around 180
We represent the absolute goodness of heaven and we have been
oppressed by evil, but the heavenly power will keep pounding and turn
evil around. The turning point in history has to come, and it is now at
hand. The Unification Church has been chosen for the part in turning
evil to goodness. To reach this level, I have gone through all the
misery of the world from the very bottom. Many people are amazed at
what I am doing today because they thought I would be destroyed a long
time ago; they never thought I would survive.
History is not run solely by people; God won't allow that. Noah
Korea thought it could conquer South Korea easily, but it could not.
The communists have tried to pressure America and make Korea another
Vietnam, but some greater power prevented it. There is a tug of war
going on now between the communist bloc on one side, and America, Korea
and Japan on the other. There has to be a strong champion pulling on
the side of righteousness.
The communists' goal is always clear-world domination-and they are
united in that purpose. But the nations on God's side are divided and
uncertain. God cannot allow this situation to continue, so He has
raised up Reverend Moon and the Unification Church to regroup the forces
in the free world and win against communism. The communists seem to be
winning, gaining more territory and people every day, but we are winning
spiritually. We are not alone, for the entire spirit world is with us.
Which population is bigger- spirit world or the people alive today?
God is watching this tug of war and eventually He will judge who has
won. We are on good speaking terms with that judge! God is saying now
that He wants us to prove how much we love mankind and show Him that our
love is greater than the communists'; then He can give us the victory.
God is sending us out to home church, to the very family units the
communists are trying to destroy. We are making the home the building
block of the Kingdom of Heaven. The communists know they must destroy
two targets-the church and the family-in order to conquer society. But
God's side is the champion for both home and church in our system of
home church. We are now approaching the terminal of God's dispensation.
Home church is your launching pad. If you are a powerful rocket,
but you have a weak launching pad, you cannot take off. Receiving
persecution will strengthen your foundation enough to withstand the
millions of pounds of thrust you need for launching. This world must
quickly turn 360 degrees but what will its axis be? Home church. Only
Reverend Moon can make this kind of dramatic statement. Could anyone
else give this dispensational message?
God has a great sense of humor. His most important message has been
revealed through Reverend Moon, who has been accused by society of
incredible things. Good news always begins from within enemy territory,
however. World War II ended when good news came from enemy territory
and Japan surrendered. Our good news will come when our critics in the
government, the media and the established Christian churches say that
they surrender to us. Then our territory can be guaranteed.
Senator Dole's campaign has been a blessing for us because it has
brought good news from The Washington Post and from the
denominations that have fought together with us. Public opinion has
knocked so loudly on Senator Dole's door that he is backing down. Is
this the first time such news has come or does it happen all the time to
us? It happened that this campaign in Washington ended the day before
the True Parents' birthday, so the outcome is a birthday present!
We have seen how important the external world is. In my entire life
there has not been one truly good day when there was no torture, no plot
or conspiracy against me, but I have overcome all the typhoons in my
life and now the entire world has to recognize me as a giant spiritual
power. I know you would agree that I could not do this all alone; was
God or Satan assisting me? I fulfilled God's internal dispensation all
by myself and the corresponding external dispensation has proceeded up
through this recent battle with Congress. This is the time in which the
internal and external victories must be united.
The year 1960 was a turning point in human history, when the True
Parents were installed. If established Christianity had accepted them,
the dispensation could have been completed in seven years, but instead
it was prolonged to 21 years.
We are like a multi-layered eruption, with the individual at
the center, then the family, society, nation and so forth. The inner
two layers must be united for the next layer to erupt; the love of God
is our igniting power. When each layer is ignited by love, it in turn
ignites the next layer. When the individual and family are united and
ignited by love, they burst through the entire society. When the family
and society are united and ignited in love, the entire nation can be
ignited and reborn. Finally, the unity in love of all those levels, of
all races and nations, can bring rebirth to the entire world.
I came to America because it is like a museum of the world,
containing all races and all kinds of people. If it could be ignited by
the love of God, then the impact would certainly reach throughout the
world. Such a change of this world would be enough to change the entire
When you move closer to the central point you eventually reach the
very core. Those individuals who are absolutely one with God and whom
God is working through have to suffer more and do more because they have
to fulfill the highest possible position. If the earth's axis moves,
then the entire world will move. Real energy must be added there to
make that happen.
The people summoned by God will be asked to do more and show the
greatest devotion. That has always been true in history. God's people
have suffered most and made the greatest sacrifices. I started this
process at the very core, ignited by the love of God, and pushed on to
each stage, bringing rebirth to the nation, world, and eventually the
Jesus had a showdown with Satan at the beginning of his ministry,
during his forty-day fast in the wilderness. Jesus was victorious
over Satan's three temptations but it says in the Bible that Satan just
withdrew temporarily, not permanently. Satan's plan was to attack Jesus
when he started on the road to the family and tribal levels and finally
Satan won on the national level through the crucifixion. Satan's power
destroyed Jesus physically but God's power resurrected Jesus
spiritually. That is how God works.
Simply speaking, am I teaching you to enjoy life and have the best
of everything, or to do the hardest, most difficult work? The satanic
world also wants to mobilize people, but they do it at gunpoint, forcing
people to sacrifice themselves and their families. But God wants His
people to work voluntarily, taking up the cup of sacrifice on their own.
Is there someone with a whip forcing you to fund raise and witness?
You can run away any time and Satan is always trying to encourage you to
do Just that, but even if deprogrammers come to take you, you try to run
back to this way of life. Satan offers all kinds of bait to entice you,
like the love of your parents or your friends or your children. We face
temptations every day. This explains why the Bible says that those who
have the burden of families will suffer more; it is because Satan has
more bait to offer them.
Handsome men are bait for our beautiful sisters, since so many of
our brothers are thin and pale-looking. As soon as you hear me
talk about the Blessing you get excited, but then I tell you to expect
to receive the most difficult, unattractive husbands. When you hear
that, do you feel you want to leave?
I have not been walking this 21 -year course alone, but all of
spirit world has been behind me. Sometimes I try fiercely to drive them
away and have privacy but they never leave me alone. They keep asking
me to do things for them. The spirit world of America wanted me to do
something about this nation and they were very persuasive, saying: they
could offer representatives of the whole world in one nation. I told
them I would go to America on the condition that they bring white
people, yellow people and black people into unity with me and then I
could move the world. They assured me it would happen and now we see
that phenomenon occurring.
The spirit world has been helping the demand for minority rights in
America. Spirit world is telling people that they are all equal and
must unite as brothers and sisters. Minority rights are a popular issue
in this country; spirit world cannot allow them to be swallowed up
because of what they promised me. Besides, I am not a white man, you
A new phenomenon has started in America since I arrived, with
parents kidnapping their own children. Parents are thinking on a
horizontal level; they can't understand how they could give their
children so much and then see them want to follow a yellow man. But you
came to me without thinking about my color. You hear about an ideal for
the world and you are ignited with a new purpose in life. Blue eyes are
the color of clean water, but blue water is not very deep. When water
is very deep, it looks dark; when you see my eyes, you see immeasurable
depth. You want the message of depth. In summer my skin is so dark
that it is almost black, but it still looks good to you.
The Western way of demonstrating love is often superficial, like a
fly tapping the wall. Korean couples don't give each other a quick kiss
when the husband leaves for work for instance, but there is a depth of
communication as the look at each other before he leaves. The Western
way is very open, with the wife chatting about the day and handing her
husband his lunch. But a Korean wife is always a few step behind, as
though she were shy, and her husband has to turn to look at her. As he
walks away, she looks after him until he disappears and she might say a
tearful prayer. Their relation- ship is almost mystical.
The time has come when you can understand the taste of such love and
when you taste that kind of love in the Orient you don't want to come
back to the tasteless Western way The Orient has some mysterious areas
which cannot be expressed in words. I am a puzzle to Americans and
thought they study and analyze me, they cannot measure me. You too are
trying to size me up, but there is an infinite quality about me that you
I speak for hours at a time each Sunday and at leaders conferences,
but I never run out of things to say. Do you feel some charm from me?
But I am also very fierce. You Westerners have such big eyes that no
one will be really afraid when you get mad, while my eyes are so small
that you don't know what is happening inside and you tremble when I get
But no matter how mysterious and deep I look, if there were no love
in me I would be like the desert. The sweetness comes from love. In
our church life, there is a bitter, difficult side but every one of you
has tasted the sweet side of love here also. Do you feel drawn to me?
Once you taste the sweetness of love, even if you are criticized or
pushed out, you cannot separate yourself from me.
God is a master fisherman and He is very wise. The greatest bait
God offers man is love and truth. You and I may both say "love,'
but the quality of what we mean is very different. The love of Satan's
world is self-centered, while God-centered love is always
unselfish. That is the fundamental difference.
You know that today is True Parents' birthday, but I haven't even
tasted breakfast yet!
The entire history of mankind since Adam and Eve had to be
indemnified before restoration could be complete. Historians recognize
the many great events that happened in history but they have never
understood the reasons for them. Only in the Unification Church can you
find the explanation. Western civilization is on a march of death
today, with the older people in front, middle-aged people next, and
the young people right behind them. God is chasing that crumbling
civilization in order to turn the people around. Young people are at
the back of that march, so God is able to reach them first to turn them
in a different direction.
America's young people are rebellious and they mistrust older
people, but God is also working through that. That attitude makes it
easier for Him to turn them around. God is creating an environment in
which young people are searching for ideals and can easily join
religious movements. Young people in America have tried everything,
even "streaking,' but they haven't found ultimate happiness. They
realize they are behaving like animals and they long for some purpose
and value. When people are longing for some ideal, God can more easily
work in their lives.
Many people in the drug and free-sex culture are in despair,
but then they hear about a stranger from across the ocean who is
bringing new hope. I found people here entangled in a huge net and
started ripping it apart to let them out. After meeting me, many people
feel free and are able to sleep well at night for the first time. When
I first came to America I knew the people here would feel that I didn't
love them as much as the Korean and Japanese members. That was the
first test I encountered. But then the Americans discovered that no one
can work harder than I can and that I gave the hardest tasks to the
Koreans and Japanese, demanding that they suffer the most for the sake
At one time, I was persecuted and tortured by Japanese people, but
now I don't feel they are my enemies; I truly feel a father-son
relationship with them. When I ask for something to be done, they
absolutely follow my instructions, without adding their own
interpretation. They are absolutely loyal and trusting.
You know now that I truly love America. You have been liberated
from the Western march toward death and now you are going back to save
your family and nation. The parents have been going on in their old
direction, but all of a sudden they see that their children aren't
behind them anymore and instead have become Moonies! Then they turn to
deprogrammers to kidnap their children. Some people have tried to draw
a parallel between the Guyana tragedy and the Unification Church, but
they are totally confused. Many of them say they would rather have
their children taking drugs and having promiscuous sex than see them in
the Unification Church. What kind of parents are they?
You can always make up your own mind about whether to stay or go
with your parents; it is truly up to you. Unless you can be victorious
over yourself, how can you imagine being victorious over the world? I
need people of discipline. We are marching toward life, not death, and
we will save all those who are on the march of death. God thinks young
people must come first so they can be the prime movers for His morality.
Is that the right way of thinking or the evil way?
When you join the Unification Church, your concepts of life, family,
society and nation, the world and God all become different. Sometimes
you may wish you had never heard of the Divine Principle. But even if
you wish you could deny this understanding, you have to conclude that
the world has no other hope than this. America is suffering and going
the way of death, and without the Divine Principle it has no way to
survive. Every year for 20 years I have been paying indemnity for the
sake of all mankind, and I can tell you it is all done. There is no
more debt to be paid; therefore, no one can stop me. I can succeed here
in America, no matter what.
Americans will realize that they definitely need me; when that time
comes, I will leave America. I have much more territory to cover for
the sake of the world. We have missionaries in 120 nations and I will
meet them on their battlefields. I know when I visit them that I will
find them being persecuted and enduring suffering. I will go and
vindicate them and they will be victorious. Americans will want me back
and The New York Times will say that America's young people need
me. When Africans read that this very man who is in so much demand in
America is actually in Africa helping their countries, how will they
Today I want to tell you that you should plan your entire life.
There are three stages in our adult life: the years of 15-30 are
the formation stage; 30-45 are the growth years; and 45 and beyond
are perfection. This is why since 1965 I have been completing my
foundation in Korea, Japan and America. My 15 years from 45-60
have been my era of consummation, when I have been finishing my
responsibility. I gave every ounce of energy for that purpose.
I made up my mind that I would be number one in every challenge: in
eating less food, sleeping less than anyone, working harder and
criticizing myself the harshest. In these respects, I set world
records. Not only God's world welcomes me, but the satanic world has to
welcome me and surrender to me.
After the Washington Monument victory, I declared plans for the
Moscow rally. Because I have said it, you know I will do it; even
without your being aware, preparations are going forward. The worst
enemy of communism today is Reverend Moon, not America or even Ronald
Reagan. The communists know that my victory means their defeat, so they
are trying to stop me now by influencing the American government. This
is the internal reason behind all these confrontations with government
No one in America can outdo me in terms of religion, for no other
religion has come this far. If American young people are really
thinking deeply and with strong conviction, would they choose the
Unification Church, or some established denomination? Do you like being
Moonies even though people persecute you?
When we do normal things like everyone else, such as sing and dance,
people are surprised. But soon people will realize that the Moonies are
outdoing them in every area. Then they will start imitating what we do.
When people meet Reverend Moon's disciples, they realize that they are
the brightest American young people and that someday they will be in the
national leadership. The world will know soon that the American
government is making a grave mistake by persecuting Reverend Moon and
his disciples; the nation should have supported us instead.
World opinion will turn to support me before America supports me.
Soon ambassadors will be sent to invite me to their native countries.
America is the slowest to awaken to the new truth; other nations-and
even the communists have already realized my significance. One after
another, God will remove from office the unrighteous legislators; the
makeup of the legislature will change. In time, Congress will take the
position of supporting and welcoming me. That pattern has been seen in
I was viciously opposed in Korea but during that time I laid the
foundation so that eventually I had to be welcomed. This also happened
in Japan and it will happen in America. When America opposes me, it
gives the rest of the world the opportunity to rally around me quickly.
Minorities in America are already starting to support me. When one side
attacks us, God always prepares another side to give us support.
In another year I will be 60; this year coming up is like the grand
finale of God's dispensation unfolding on earth What kind of world would
we have today if I had never been born or had never taught this
Principle? Could you have united East and West into one culture? Could
you have seen God's precise plan without me?
In many cases, the events I am predicting sound like a dream but
they will be fulfilled eventually. Is there a foundation of logic to
them? If it were not so, then you would not follow me; you are people
of logic and conscience. American scholars will want to study me;
already many are writing about me. Are you fortunate or unfortunate to
have met me?
The weather today is very cold; when you came here yesterday for
first-of-the-month service and also today, you had to
walk some distance from your vehicles in the dark. I'm sure you were
shivering from the cold. It is human nature to ask why I bring you out
on a morning like this, but somehow you don't want to criticize me or
complain. Instead you thank me for giving you something to overcome.
Did I instruct you to thank me? Who mad' you think that way? Only the
power of God could do it.
This is unprecedented in history and anyone trying to stop it will
work in vain. It is an amazing thing, but those who tried to kill me
in prison in the past have all died while I am still alive and going
strong. Congressman Fraser is another example. He was a powerful
committee chairman in the House and tried to use his power to destroy
me, but he was defeated in his bid for re-election However, when he
was trying to incriminate us, even our own members doubted we could win.
The battle on the front line is always neck-and-neck For
you to be victorious soldiers of Heaven, I must send you out on the
front line. This is why in 1978 I declared that New York was the front
line and when the victor, comes, the front line soldiers will get the
honors. The victory doesn't come in an office or in the headquarters,
but on the battlefield. Our front line is home church. In the last 45
years, the entire course of the dispensation has been set, and now I am
giving it to you, asking you to finish in seven years.
I shed a huge quantity of tears and went through tremendous ordeals,
but that is how I met God. That is why I have to be very precious in
God's sight and why I cannot be destroyed. God always knew the final
goal and knew there was a great possibility of human beings failing.
Many prophets in history received special dispensation from God, yet
they failed; so God put me in the same position to see what I could do.
If I had failed, then Satan would have laughed and scoffed at me; then
God would have had to be silent and would have had no way to vindicate
me. He would have had to agree that His champion had failed. That's
why I never wanted to be defeated, for my defeat would be God's defeat.
One after another, I received severe tests and yet I always won the
victory. When I first came to America, I could not reveal my plans to
my closest disciples, or even to Mother. I was very serious. I always
thought about how we could indemnify the sins of America in the shortest
possible time and clear away its debts. The real dispensation here in
America began when I was granted permanent residency; that happened
April 30, 1973. The consummation of my victory came on September 18,
1976. I shook the entire country in 3½ years, and it would never
have happened unless the power of God was working.
Everyone, even Congress, has to recognize that I am victorious and
successful here. The next 2½ years, until June 1981, will be your
final battlefield, your final opportunity to really help my work. The
era of "guerrilla warfare" is over; now an all-out
offensive is being waged. It is up to you whether America will be the
hope for the Kingdom of God on earth. Otherwise, it will be the kingdom
of hell. I want you to understand that your most important
qualification is to become trusted by me, as much as I have become
trusted by God and you. You know you can trust me.
All this inheritance can be completed in seven years-3½ years as
a single person and 3½ years as a couple. That is your
responsibility. When you restore your family, together you shall enter
the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven. You come to me and I
chase you out to the world, just as Jacob had to go to Haran. In 21
years, he restored his family and acquired wealth and then returned to
Canaan. In the same way, you go to restore Cain-type home church
and the Abel-type home church and then return to Heaven. That is
Jesus' mission was the same. God sent His son to the satanic world
to create a cain-type and Abel-type tribe, and enter the
Kingdom with his family. If Rome had united with Israel at that time,
the whole world would have become one. This is why Christianity moved
from Israel to Rome, going to Western civilization first, then moving
around the world and returning to the Orient where it originated.
There are profound parallels today between Israel and Korea. Israel
is surrounded by hostile Arab nations, and Korea is one
anti-communist nation surrounded by overpowering communist nations.
The two countries must be united. Who shall play the major role in
building this unity? It is America. Judaism is the foundation stage,
Christianity is the growth stage, and the Unification Church is the
completion stage. America is the representative Christian nation. If
Christianity dies in America, however, there would be no foundation upon
which Israel and Korea could be united, so God sent me from Korea to
awaken American Christianity.
The fact that the Senate hearing lasted three days was providential.
I anticipated that such an event would occur; according to the Divine
Principle this is how we can move to a higher level. The time has come
for congressmen and senators to know the will of God. You can help open
You will go through all kinds of twists and turns in your life, but
ultimately where will you go? Use your life to liberate the world. You
must create a new tradition for American young people and nurture them
in it. You are the moving force to reveal the new culture for America.
If American youth won't do it, no one else will. God created America
for one purpose and this is the time when it must be fulfilled.
Is it difficult or easy to bring this nation to salvation? Of
course it is difficult but we must give an extraordinary degree of
effort. Are you the central hope for America's salvation, or are you
heretics? If you are to be America's salvation then you must follow my
path. Since our cause is right, do not retreat until God seals our
victory. God will let Satan sign that paper of surrender first,
however, approving you as a victorious son and then God will sign.
Satan has attacked me in many different ways, but each time he had
to surrender. Satan did his absolute best to defeat me but he
recognizes that he cannot win over me and says that I am indeed a
champion. In order to inherit my victory, you must be spiritually one
with me, not a son or daughter in name only. My own children are the
same; unless they go spiritually parallel with me, they will not inherit
the Kingdom, in spite of their blood relationship with me.
The split between parents and children never comes all at once, but
accumulates bit by bit through one word of complaint, one word of asking
too much, one word of disobedience. The worst sins are uttered by your
mouth. Even though you might feel uncomfortable or have a complaint,
overcome it and the feeling will go away. But if you announce your
complaint, it becomes a serious thing.
If I filled out your test paper from Heaven for you, everyone would
say it was unfair, including not only Satan but also God and spirit
world. You have to pass the test on your own. You must love your
country more than I do. When God sent me here, He clearly told me to
love America more than my own country and to make Americans love America
more than I do. That is the mandate I am fulfilling step by step.
Do you know why I didn't answer my accusers point for point? It was
because I had no time; I was too busy fulfilling the overall plan.
There is a time limit for finishing a test and you can't fool around.
Once the time is up, not one more minute is granted. I have a
21-year course, not one year or one day more. There was not even
time for me to die. I had to overcome a crushing amount of suffering
and never yield to death. I plunged myself into the place of death many
times, knowing that God could not afford to lose me. I let God worry
about me and just plunged ahead.
You have the mission of saving your country and liberating the
world; to do that you must fight harder than I did. It is not easy, I
know. Your mouth might be ready to complain, but bite your tongue until
it bleeds if necessary to keep your mouth from speaking. Sometimes you
must experience that. Of course you will encounter obstacles, and I
understand that you yearn for the good times from your past. Your body
will become sexually excited; even 2,000 years ago, Jesus taught that
such temptation was inescapable. But we are so seriously committed that
we will never let ourselves succumb to any of Satan's temptations.
You must think that though everyone else may be exhausted, you will
still continue, that you will not be the one to give up. Today is a
Joyful celebration, not only for you and me, but for the world and
spirit world, because I have won over history. Now posterity shall reap
my victory. This foundation shall remain forever.
I just heard that in Korea the central figures of the various
denominations are arranging a welcoming rally for me this summer. If
that happens, the world will be turned around very quickly. If the
established churches open their doors, the Divine Principle can easily
unite them. The three seven-year courses are almost done, and this is
your final opportunity to give your loyalty, service and love for God
and True Parents in completing the victory. If you can do that before
1981, it will be most precious for you.
Particularly if you succeed in home church and become a tribal
messiah, your name will be known throughout history. Once the third
seven-year course is over and the door of the Kingdom of Heaven is
open wide, all future posterity can meet the qualifications easily
because of you. They will have you as their ancestors. That is the
authority God wants to bestow on you. In three generations of 20 years
each, the work will be finished; that means my generation, your
generation and your children's generation.
The greatest virtue my own children can demonstrate is loyalty,
absolute love and obedience. In that case, they will go freely with me.
But if they don't demonstrate obedience, they will have to go through 21
years themselves, as well as their children. Always three generations
are needed for fulfillment. You are joining me in the third
seven-year course and if you fulfill in this victory you can indeed
become the ancestors of the world race.
The qualification to become such ancestors is available only once in
history. This is your extraordinary privilege; do not lose it but seize
it and fulfill it, leaving no regret behind. Are you willing to
participate in my ultimate victory? I actually started the home church
program in 1978, so by June 1981 it will be 3½ years old. When you
first heard about it, it may not have been clear, but every day you are
understanding its meaning more deeply.
I was born for this mission and have lived it and fulfilled it. In
the same way, you were born for your victorious work in home church.
Through that victory, your victory can go everywhere. It will continue
until all heaven and earth become the Kingdom of Heaven.
Those who pledge that for the rest of the 3½ years, until the end
of the 21-year course, they will go forward in obedience to
victory, raise your hands. God bless you.