REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
TRUE PARENTS' BIRTHDAY
February 25, 1985
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Everybody was hoping that we would have nice weather today but it
was chilly and damp this morning. However, as the day progressed it
became warm and bright for our celebration, so this is the first
blessing from Heavenly Father today. Since the weather is so beautiful
and everybody feels wonderful, I have to talk about something
I'm sure that everyone of you has heard news about Danbury from Mr.
Kamiyama, as well as hearing his testimony. Those who have not yet
heard his testimony should get copies of it.
As you know, I am a totally free man but because of the
circumstances of my environment there are many limitations upon me.
Someone might ask me, "Looking back upon your life, have you lived
according to your own will?" What do you think? Do you think that
I have lived my life entirely according to my own will?
When we speak of God's will, we speak of two different aspects of
it. First of all, there was the original will of God before the human
fall. The other aspect of God's will is what we call the restorational
will, which arose only after the fall of man. Which one do you think
God has been living by-the first or the second? Certainly, He has been
living according to the second. When God must live according to His
restorational or dispensational will, can there be any room for His
followers to do things according to their own wisdom or whim?
What kind of a life is it when you are living without true freedom,
for the purpose of restoration by indemnity? What about a beautiful
woman? Do you think that such a person would be able to live her entire
life according to her own whim, doing everything she might want to do?
The answer is clearly no, but there is a serious issue involved in that
question. Suppose you were the husband of a beautiful, loving wife. How
much do you think you would be able to freely express the depth of your
love, doing everything you want to do with your wife?
Let's say that each spouse is calling out to the other-
"Husband, please come here" or "Wife, please come
here." Do you think that they could always drop everything and go,
especially considering the circumstances of society today? These are
rather serious questions.
Let us ask another serious question. How many people in the world
have understood that God's will has had to be divided into two parts,
before and after the fall of man? There have not been any people before
who understood this fact about God. Therefore it is obvious that
without a person who is capable of explaining these different aspects
of God's will here on earth, there is no way we can even expect that
the will of God can be done on earth. If no one even understands God's
will, how can that will be done? That is a logical conclusion.
Let us look at Adam, the first man in history. Do you think Adam
knew completely what he had done wrong after his fallen action and what
damage had been done to the will of God? How about Cain and Abel? Do
you think Abel knew God's will precisely? Noah was a faithful and
obedient man, but did he know precisely what God was doing? What about
Abraham? Abraham didn't know God's will fully and precisely; neither
did Jacob, Moses, or John the Baptist.
Therefore, until history welcomes the person who really understands
the will of God, the fulfillment of religion is virtually impossible.
Jesus as the Messiah must have known God's will. Although he was
rejected by the people of his own time, why didn't he give the whole
message for the sake of the people of the future? Some true Christian
today could be in the position to say, "Jesus, why didn't you tell
us the full will of God, so that we could know our direction and we
could have avoided this confusion and chaos?" This is the
question: "Jesus, what exactly were you? Why didn't you tell us
There must be some reason why Jesus couldn't tell the whole truth,
the naked truth. The important point is this- the will of God must be
fulfilled first by God, then by the direct children of God. The direct
son and daughter of God must be in the position to not only know the
will of God but also to fulfill it.
God created Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in order to fulfill
His purpose of creation. When did God want that purpose to be
fulfilled? What was His timetable? Did He expect them to fulfill that
purpose immediately after their birth, while they were crawling around
What do we mean by fulfilling the will of God? The fulfillment of
God's will would produce great joy and ecstasy in God. Furthermore,
husband and wife were involved in that, but what kind of husband and
wife are we talking about? This is the very problem. We are talking
about true men and women with perfected love.
That means the man and woman are completely one, harmonized in
every direction-vertically, horizontally, front and back. How can we
make true oneness, true unification? It is only through true love. True
love is the method by which we can bring about total oneness, total
harmony, total unification.
The kind of oneness we are talking about has a certain orderliness
or logic to it. All the components have their own positions. That is,
the head is in the head's position; the arm stays in the arm's position
and doesn't try to take the leg's position, or vice-versa. There must
be a certain order and according to that order, proper harmony and
God had a certain concept of order, so when He created Adam and
Eve. He didn't tell them that anything they wanted to do was just fine.
There was a certain discipline, a certain order they had to follow to
do His will. This is why God gave them the commandment not to eat the
fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
When Adam and Eve were created they were given the opportunity to
learn how to become the Lords of the earth, to take dominion over the
earth. Thus they had to know all about the creation. Without going
through this educational process, they could not take their position of
Were there birds in the Garden of Eden? Yes, there were. How about
butterflies, ants, and so forth? Of course they were all in the Garden
of Eden. What is your goal in life? Do you want to become an ant, or a
bird, or a butterfly? No? You say you want to become a true child of
God? What is that? Well, in the first place you have to be a human
being. Your desire therefore is to become a true human being, a true
man or woman, correct?
What is the definition of a true man or a true woman? The true man
is, first of all, centered upon God; furthermore, he is centered upon
love and in that way becomes united forever, for eternity. That is
true man and true woman. Do you follow? The first component of a true
man is God. The next is love and then, absolute unity. That kind of
man or woman is a true man or woman.
As you might expect, the next question is, are you true men and
women? Is this a gathering of true men and women, or of false men and
women, or what? You are in training and you want the training, but you
always flunk- that's the problem! Since you are under training and you
don't want to flunk, do you want me to really push you hard and teach
you today? "No matter how much hardship I may have to bear, I want
to become a true man or woman. Father, please do anything you must do
with me," those who say that, raise your hands please. You are so
The definition of true man and woman is rather simple; the truth is
always simple. The problem is how to live and fulfill it. In the
morning you get up and go out to your work, thinking, "I want to
live as a true human being." But that effort is an enormous
challenge, isn't it? And it is always very serious. Who should become a
true man? Each person must say "I shall become a true human
The most crucial question of people in history has been how to
become true human beings. Once this question is solved, all the other
questions can be solved. What about your own ancestors? Did they want
to become true men and women? What about your children and posterity?
will they want to become true men and women? Of course, they will want
that. Thus this is a serious issue.
Will we become true men and women only after we die and go to
heaven? Or will we do it on earth? What about Jesus-was he a true man?
How do you know he was? The true man must be filled with true love:
with that love he is inspired to unify with others, with all of
humanity. We know that Jesus came in the position of the second Adam.
Thus there must be someone in the position of second Eve. Did he find
his Eve in his time?
Did God create true man for his sake alone, or to serve true
woman? The "commodity" called man was created for the
purpose of service to woman. A woman should have a husband who is
eternally united with her, centered upon God and true love. The woman
will say, "This is the man who is going to love me forever; I know
he will not leave me but will always be with me, centered upon
God." In that way, that man becomes a true man, from the viewpoint
of the woman. She can say, "You are my ideal man. You will never
change. You will maintain your purity, your unselfishness."
When the man looks at that woman he sees beyond the externals of
face and so forth and recognizes that she possesses purity of love, an
unchanging quality and desire to serve him with joy. He can see that
she is going to remain with him forever and that they will be one
forever, centered upon God.
Therefore, the man is the one who gives the diploma to the woman as
a true woman and the woman gives the man his diploma as a true man. And
when they are united, only then does God become a reality. It is that
Let us return to a very important question: Why didn't Jesus tell
us the whole, unvarnished truth? He knew the whole truth and he was in
the position to tell the world, but he couldn't tell the world. Why? It
is because there was no model for him to present, no material. He was
not able to give the formula. That is why. Jesus knew the truth but he
could not fulfill it, so he could not speak it. He could not leave
behind him the tradition of true men and women. He had to fulfill
certain stages, certain steps of that truth.
That is why the only alternative for Jesus was to come again. By
the fact that he said, "I must return," it shows that he knew
the truth but he could not fulfill it in his own time. It is realistic
that when he comes again, he will seek his own bride for the
fulfillment of the Marriage of the Lamb. Jesus was indeed the Messiah,
the son of God, without question. His qualifications were absolute.
When Jesus comes again, first he must become a true man himself;
furthermore, he must find and raise up a true woman. And they must
unite together as husband and wife, receiving the eternal blessing from
God and dwelling in the unbreakable bond of true love. At that point,
God will say, "I have fulfilled my will."
Thus Jesus must have a wife and that woman must be in the position
to say, "Jesus is my husband; he is an ideal man and he is a true
man." That particular statement must be uttered by a woman. Jesus
must be in that position. Then God will say, "That is indeed my
son and my daughter, united together."
How would they become one in love? First of all, the man and woman
must each become the embodiment of the love of God so that God's love
is burning within them. When you are burning with that love, you cannot
sit idly. The man and woman are so completely united that when God is
in between them, He will be totally embraced. That will be His
fulfillment. There is nothing more. Men and women have the natural urge
to embrace each other and become one, but the problem has always been
that they did not have God within them. Suppose two beauty queens are
hugging each other and expressing intimate love. Is that natural? If
other people see such a thing, they are repulsed and they look away.
The skin of a beauty queen is soft and spongy. When such skin rubs
against another soft, spongy woman's skin, that is unimaginable. It is
almost as if God had created people with soft bones, just like the
flesh. Think of it! That would be very strange.
Is there any woman who desires a husband who is boneless? Naturally
you women are opposed to a soft, boneless man. What kind of man do you
want? You like a man with a lot of muscle, strong bones, lots of hair
on the skin. When his strong hand grabs yours, your hand just melts
inside of it. That is the way nature is; that is the blueprint of God.
Men and women are supposed to be different.
Some American women are saying, "We want to be in the bone
position. Let the men become the soft, spongy flesh." Today
America is suffering from terrible confusion; people have no
understanding of right order, who is subject or object, who takes
initiative, who is responsive. What about you American Unification
women, are you different? Who are the subjects, men or women?
In America, many women pull the men around behind them, shaking
their hips and the men just follow timidly. I have never seen so many
boneless men as in America- "Yes, darling, whatever you say."
Do you women like that kind of man? If you women don't change that
trend, there can be nothing but darkness for the future of this
country. There must be God's order and sequence. We must maintain that
There is no one else saying this kind of thing except Reverend
Moon, so no one can educate American women except me. Do you accept
that? You do, and then you listen to me. You feel compelled to listen
to me, recognizing the logic of what I say. Those who have been
blessed, raise your hands please. Who gave you the blessing? How
expensive was that blessing? It is beyond price and you cannot exchange
it for the entire world.
Sometimes I feel regret for having given the blessing, rather than
fulfillment. I want you to know why I have given you the blessing. It
was so that you could become true men and women, uniting as model
husband and wife, and model family in the sight of God.
Thus no one has the right to say, "I do not like that type of
person for my spouse. Even though Father gave the blessing to us, I
don't really see its value." Who made that decision, God or you?
There is no room for that self centered, horizontal kind of thinking.
In order to make one heavenly matching possible, there was martyrdom
and suffering for the 2,000 years of Christian history.
I want you to understand that although human history is represented
in the Bible as 6,000 years, scientifically it is closer to many
millions of years. All of this time, God has been seeking after His one
day of fulfillment, that day of true marriage between men and women.
That is the historical, critical importance of the blessing.
Don't you think Jesus Christ wanted to be able to give the blessing
to his own disciples? I want you to understand that in religious
history, marriage was frowned upon in a way. Celibacy was always
elevated as the most noble way of life. But only within the Unification
Church, in the name of the True Parents, are we making marriage the
culmination of human history.
What is the meaning of the word "unification"? It means the
unification of the love of God with the love of husband and wife and
the love of humanity. This is why the word unification was adopted for
our church. When you join the Unification Church and accept the
teachings, how do you look at Reverend and Mrs. Moon? They are the
True Parents to you. No religion before has ever spoken about the True
Parents; we are the first. What are the True Parents? The True Parents
are the fulfillment of the will of God, the fulfillment of the
unification of His love. That is why the advent of the True Parents is
so historically important.
But you do not know the real implication of the words "True
Parents." You do not know the long, hard path necessary to come to
the point where those words could be spoken. Behind the words 'True
Parents" and 'Unification" is a hidden history of suffering
which you have not known about. Only upon the victory in the incredible
showdown with the satanic world could the word 'Unification"
become a reality.
You also do not know how much heaven and earth have already changed
in the last seven months since I have been staying at Danbury. I want
you to know that I am not wasting time at Danbury. That is the place of
the showdown between heaven and earth and I have been working harder
than ever there. The power of evil has been steadily declining during
this time while the power of goodness has been going up. Eastern
civilization has been going upwards and Western civilization has been
harmonizing and unifying with the East:
The day of my release will come and after that people will realize
that Reverend Moon was innocent, that there was no justification for
him to have been put into jail by America. On the day that I went into
Danbury, people thought they were getting rid of the trouble making
leader of the Unification Church. But on the day that I come out of
Danbury, the world will see not just the leader of the Unification
Church but a man making history. Furthermore, America will find new
hope. America will have no more excuses before me.
There are so many people who are changing their attitudes toward
the Unification Church. People who were formerly ardent enemies as well
as leaders of the academic and religious communities have come to visit
me in Danbury. In many cases, the first words they spoke were,
"Reverend Moon, on behalf of my government, I apologize. I am
ready to listen to you. You are a great man. You are serving our
country, preserving our religious freedom, protecting us from the
dangers of communism." One leader after another has spoken like
that before me and Mother.
The prison is the place for plain talk. There is no need for
adjectives. I simply spoke the naked truth to them and said,
"Will you do it, or not? Do you agree with this or not?"
Everybody, even some important men, pledged in front of me. They used
the word "pledge," and said, "I pledge this before you,
God certainly works in mysterious ways. If I had never gone to
Danbury, those kinds of men would never have come to see me in the
first place; in the second place, they would not have humbled
themselves; and in the third place, they would not have pledged. This
is the incredible miracle that is happening every day.
The first thing I did after going to Danbury was to ask Reverend
Kwak to send out video tapes to 300,000 ministers: "God's Warning
to the World." I feel very good because that is all done now. That
was an incredible operation. If you study Biblical history, you will
see that some of the greatest things happened to people in prison. Much
of the New Testament was written by people in prison, such as St. Paul.
The videotapes were my message sent from the prison.
Today I am feeling fulfilled. Earlier this morning, I prayed for a
long time with Mother at the Pledge Service. In that prayer, I asked
God to give me the opportunity to create a broad highway here on the
earth so that anybody who got on that highway could go to heaven. This
is a hellish world and Danbury is one of the worst places on earth. The
prison represents hell on earth and from that place I am creating a
highway all the way to heaven so that anybody can go to the goal.
When the Israelites had been wandering in the wilderness for 40
years, they selected twelve representatives to infiltrate Canaan and
reconnoiter. Ten of them came back and said, "It is impossible to
win." Only Joshua and Caleb said, "If God is with us, what
should we fear? We can win!" God blessed their faith and they were
the only ones of the second generation to enter Canaan. All the rest
perished in the wilderness. You know about that history. You are in the
same position today. This is the end of our forty years wandering in
the wilderness. The final three year crusade has begun. Who are going
to be the Joshuas and Calebs? This is the question.
The second of the final three years, which was 1984, was the most
crucial. At the beginning of that year, Heung Jin was taken. Also I
entered prison in July of that year. However, I knew that we would turn
each situation into great victory through that indemnity. Heung Jin's
Seung Hwa became much more than just a simple death. I offered it as a
most crucial sacrifice to heaven, for the sake of unification. That is
why the Unification Ceremony was conducted. The same is true of my own
difficulties at the present time.
At the time of Heung Jin's death, I wanted to make the sacrifice a
most victorious one. For that reason, until Heung Jin passed on I never
shed one tear. Everything I prayed for in the Unification Ceremony has
become a reality, one point after another. The members of the
Unification Church around the world know exactly the meaning of Heung
Jin's sacrifice and the role he is playing in spirit world today. 120
nations are coming into unity.
Like the accumulation of small streams flowing into one large river
and culminating into a giant waterfall, this power cannot be stopped.
What has happened since my incarceration? American public opinion has
been changing, day by day. Many people were happy when they first heard
that Reverend Moon was going into prison, but now more and more
newspaper articles are coming out expressing a totally different
Furthermore, great numbers of ancestors are coming down from spirit
world, helping people to see the truth. Reverend Moon has become a
fearful character. Even the U.S. government approached my recent parole
hearing like it was a "hot potato." Those people who were
responsible for my being prosecuted and put into jail are now in a
state of fear and insecurity, due to this change in public opinion. If
they weren't that way on their own, spirit world would torment them
until they felt that way.
The members of the Unification Church today, every one of you, are
the modern day Joshuas and Calebs. You are in the position to tell the
people, "Be bold and strong." That is going to be our slogan:
Be Bold and Strong. This is wartime so You Unification Church members
shaken or become fearful and restless. You must not say,
"Let's forget the mission. I want to go back home and take care of
my father's business." Or, "My uncle has just died; I'll go
and bury him." There is no time for that.
An amazing thing will happen. Now that 300,000 ministers have
received the Divine Principle videotape and book, every day they will
be more and more motivated to look at it. They may not want anybody
else to know, so they may read it secretly.
This kind of a project would normally cost $20 million or more but
because we are doing it ourselves, day and night, we are spending much
less money and we are making a great impact around the country. The
ministers now are in a very good position. When you shout out,
"Let's go to the land of Canaan! ' all they have to say is
"Amen." They can follow and we can all enter that land of
Now you know why Jesus, even though he was the Messiah and he knew
the will of God, could not give the truth completely and precisely.
What about the message that Reverend Sun Myung Moon has been speaking
during these past decades? Is that a complete revelation, more complete
than what the Bible has revealed? Jesus was capable of doing that, but
he did not have the momentum or the time. How could Reverend Moon do
it? It is because Reverend Moon is capable of creating his own
environment. Furthermore, this time in history is a more universal
time. We are working on the worldwide stage; at the time of Jesus, it
was a national stage.
God's hope is always universal so He is always trying to create the
momentum for His worldwide dispensation. There was only one time in
human history when that particular environment was ripe and that was
right after World War 11. At that time, the churches in Korea were
divided between Cain and Abel. One part of the church was
underground-those who worshipped the true God secretly because of the
Japanese domination. But there was also a church which cooperated with
the Japanese in order to survive. I was a member of the underground
At that time, I tried to educate several key political leaders. If
they had listened to me then, the world situation today would be
entirely different. The dispensation has always required unity between
Cain and Abel. At that time, the Cain was the established Christian
churches and Abel was the Unification Church. Both were supposed to
Division between the original Cain and Abel began because of the
failure of their parents, Adam and Eve. The Cain and Abel conflict
started from Adam and Eve on the family level. But that conflict has
grown to the clan, tribe, national, and worldwide levels. World War II
was the worldwide struggle between Cain and Abel. Actually, that was
the biblical Armageddon described in the Book of Revelation, in the
sight of God.
According to the dispensational scheme, this work of uniting with
the worldwide Abel should have begun when I was between the ages of 20
and 30. Within the Abel camp, there is always another level of
Cain-Abel. Thus I had to win the Cain camp, one by one, and unite them
into a larger Abel camp. If that had been successful, that is if the
established Christian churches had united with and accepted the ideal
of the True Parents at that time, everything would have been done. That
means there would have been no room for communism to rise up in the
But what happened? Within the Abel camp, established Christianity
never responded to the Unification Church. That is why that time was a
total failure. Since that foundation was shattered, I had to go out
into the wilderness for forty years where I had to gather up any
remnants of people who could follow. Originally God had expected that
circumstances and environment would welcome me everywhere, but on the
contrary, after that time of failure I was rejected everywhere I went.
Thus I had no choice but to go into the wilderness where I had to build
up my own foundation, starting from the family, tribe, nation and
world. That was done by pulling Abel-type remnants into our camp in the
Our world today is divided into three main components: the free
world, the communist world, and the Unification world. Until today,
nobody has welcomed the Unification world, neither the free world or
the communist world. Amazingly enough, the free world put Reverend Moon
into jail and said, "Reverend Moon is our enemy." Of course,
the communists declared me their enemy a long time ago.
What is our weapon? It is an ideology, a worldview which centers
upon God. It is an ideology of love which we call Godism. With this
ideological strength, we are pushing hard at both the free world and
the communist world. You are in the position to push the world away,
pulling God into our camp. Are you doing that? We have two possible
destinies: we are in between the two other camps so they will either
crush us between them. or we will push them away. Which will it be?
The most important thing is that since we are at the center, we
must remain like a rock, not moving one iota to the left or to the
right. We cannot cry, "The enemy is coming so let's take
cover!" We must remain steadfast at the center. Satan thought,
"Since the center of this ideology of Godism is Reverend Moon,
let's pull him away from the center and put him into jail. Then the
Unification movement will collapse and perish. We will melt them!"
But are we being melted?
When the enemies are pushing us from both sides, should we try to
make a little elbow room and push them away, or should we continue to
be squashed in the center? Would you like to use every ounce of your
energy to push the enemy away, or just do it in a halfhearted way?
Shall we work with sweat, or shall we tremble with fear? Shall we say,
"My legs are tired so I think I'll take a vacation"? Or
shall we continue to push ourselves forward harder than ever? Shall we
go forward or backward?
Who is your model for this fight? So far, I have been fighting this
giant America all by myself. I have been called every bad name and have
received every form of persecution but I have never faltered at all.
Finally I went to prison but I began a new fight with renewed vitality
once I went there. I did not relax one iota in prison.
I have been fighting for forty years. Since the liberation of Korea
in 1945, I have spent the past forty years in the wilderness, pursuing
this battle, and now the time has come for the consummation. Moses,
after his forty years' struggle in the wilderness, was not able to
enter into Canaan. He could only look upon it and then he died in the
wilderness. However, Reverend Moon will not falter outside of Canaan.
He will move forward like Joshua and Caleb and finish the task of
building the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
A few weeks ago, a prominent young man came to visit me in
Danbury. He represented the young people of America. He said to me,
"Reverend Moon, I have witnessed the most amazing phenomenon
during these past five years-many young people between the ages of 16
and 25 have become very conservative and anticommunist. Young people
are turning against the hippie attitudes and are embracing patriotism
and traditional values. I couldn't have imagined such an incredible
thing happening five years ago." I told him, "I predicted
such a thing."
Here in America the conservative movement is growing. Reverend Moon
appeals to those people. Christianity is the Abel group within the
American conservative movement; therefore I am working to reach the
ministers. You have heard about the Common Suffering Fellowship? They
are the ministers who pledged themselves to suffer on behalf of
Reverend Moon for one week apiece. I have a plan to educate 7,000
Christian ministers with Godism. Each of those 7,000 leading clergymen
will unite with 10 peers apiece, meaning that 70,000 ministers will be
mobilized. They can do it. The last time I spoke to you, I explained
that each of you was responsible to educate 120 ministers
Another incredible chapter in the history of restoration has
occurred during the past week. We invited 130 retired generals and
admirals from the six continents to come to Paris to attend a
conference called international Security Council. Those 130 generals
and admirals came together under the sponsorship of Reverend Moon and
talked about a worldwide strategy to stop the spread of communism and
the Soviet Union. It was very successful. Americans are worrying about
American security, but I am organizing a global security council.
Actually, the U.S. government should be doing more but they are not;
that is why I am doing it.
In order to strengthen this kind of posture for God, I am uniting
with the Christian ministers. That is because they are the Abels of the
Abel camp. At the same time, we must unite with such people as those
retired soldiers, the police forces, the American Legion, the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and other such organizations. The people most capable
of understanding communism are the veterans who fought against it,
defending their country. Christianity is often quite ignorant about
communism so they need to be educated.
This is how we must unite the Abel people around the country. We
need to tie them together with a "cable". We are going to
unite with the Christian world as well as these retired soldiers and
veterans and others.
I came to America with the commitment of my life and my sacred
honor. I walked into my court trial willingly, knowing that jail was
most likely my destination. I walked out through the jail doors this
morning and I will go back through those doors this evening, but I feel
no shame. I am proud to be in that jail, proud to be doing good for the
sake of God and humanity. If going to jail is the way to do that, I
would go to jail a hundred times. How about you? Would you do the
same? Will you follow my example?
Yes, I was totally abused in America, although I came here to save
this country. They put me in the clothes of a criminal and put me in
jail. But that is all right. They can do that, but they must pay the
price. Danbury is no jail for me; those doors do not shut me in. From
Danbury Hill, the rays of salvation will shine out to the world; the
new gospel will be heard by all of humanity. God works in mysterious
ways. He has a new strategy; God will make gains under any
circumstances. God is the victor, even of Danbury.
Are you committing your lives? This is the year of our declaration
and thus I asked the CAUSA members to prepare the CAUSA Manifesto on
Dr. Pak: Father has asked me to read this paragraph from the CA USA
Manifesto in conclusion: "CA USA does not hide its goals or aims.
We seek the end of communism. We also seek to end, by a moral
revolution, corruption and exploitation in the free world. We proudly
proclaim our goal to liberate Moscow. Let the communists tremble before
the march of Godism. They have nothing to lose but their chains. With
God, we have a world to win." Communism has always said,
"Workers of the world, unite." Now Father has declared to
the world, "Believers of the world, unite." And there is a
separate page upon which everybody in the conference signed the
proclamation. Father asked me to put these words in the final sentence
of that proclamation, "In the name of God, we commit our lives and
our sacred honor to the accomplishment of this noble imperative."
Those retired generals and admirals had already committed their lives
to fight against communism, so Father was saying to them, "flow
can you not do it?" How about you?
Father: Each of you must decide. I do not want to decide your life
for you. It is your life, after all. I made my own decision for my life
so you must do the same. Have you committed your life? Raise your
hands if you have.
From the center, we must push out completely on both sides. I
want you to know that I will not remain in the United States all the
time. I may go away somewhere. I came to America for the sake of the
world; now I can go back to Korea to save my own country. Of course, I
will leave behind millions of people in America who will commit their
lives, as I have. But I cannot abandon Korea much longer; I will go
The time will come for you to lose your Moses, but Moses has to go
Moses' destiny. Moses has a mission for Moses to fulfill. I will not
leave this country until such people as those generals and admirals,
those new heavenly soldiers, are dedicated to guiding America and
saving the world That is the foundation I am making now; I will fulfill
that mission before I leave here.
Do you feel that without our work, this world will perish? We must
be responsible for this world-do you feel that to the bone? You
haven't known my strategy. I have initiated 250 IOWC's around the
country, moving around from state to state, and now they are settling
down. They are becoming the fortresses of our movement, linking us to
the established Christian churches. Everything has been worked out.
While I was fighting my legal battle, I also created the NCCSA, the
mobile IOWC, and so forth. You didn't know why. Even now you don't know
many of the things I am doing. Therefore don't try to say, "I
should know everything before I move," because you would never
move in that case. You must move, then find out.
We are also going to unite people on a worldwide basis. The PWPA, a
fine intellectual organization, is in every country. Also the World
Media Organization will link together media people around the world.
Furthermore, a new magazine project affiliated with the Washington
Times will be published for the purpose of education of the world. I
want to create a magazine that professors would be proud of; at the
same time, it should be something which students would want to keep,
like an encyclopedia.
This is, in a way, our heavenly cultural revolution on the
worldwide basis. You didn't realize this. You must listen to what I
say, follow the directions I give you and pray hard, crying out to God.
In the meantime, everything will be accomplished step by step. When you
go out to meet the ministers, sometimes they will treat you with scorn.
But then you must cry more and go out again. Continue to do that. It
is much more exciting to turn around those ministers who were opposed
to you. You feel a great sense of triumph.
America is a tremendous challenge; therefore, I feel great
excitement at the prospect of taming this country and turning it
around. That is manly work, truly masculine work. All you men should
harbor that kind of ambition. You women have the job of supporting and
applauding the men as they go out to fight. When the men are defeated,
you have to cry.
Today is my birthday but you are keeping me here for such a long
time-you cruel people! You said you have committed your lives, didn't
you? For what mission? For the sake of God and humanity. My mission is
the same- for God and humanity. That is because Satan is holding
Noah made that kind of decision himself. Abraham made that
decision; he was willing to sacrifice his own son for the sake of God's
will. The beauty of that sacrifice was the obedience of Isaac, who
never rebelled but accepted his fate at the hands of his father. That
was true father/son unity in faith and through that Abraham was given
the honor of becoming the father of faith.
Suppose Isaac had said, "Dad, what are you trying to do to me?
Go get that lamb and kill it. How can you be so cruel? I will run
away." If Isaac had run away, Abraham's family would never have
come into being. Thus they truly committed their lives. Think about
Jacob's life. He spent 21 long, hard years working in the land of
Haran. Do you think he risked his life or not? He was deceived by his
uncle 10 times. Moses stuck his neck out every day, from the time he
left Egypt through the forty years in the wilderness. He was risking
his life every day. God always works with people who commit their
John the Baptist also stuck his neck out, initially. What about
Jesus? Did he risk his life? He gave his life. Today Reverend Moon is
risking his life and that is why God cannot leave me. God is always
working with me. I have experienced six different jails. All together I
have spent five years in jails. Now every time I move on, I go to
greater challenges, the worldwide jail.
In 19761 proclaimed our march toward Moscow and the world laughed.
But I was determined that even if I lose my life in Moscow, I shall
march there. That was my decision. I want you to know that today, right
now, your brothers and sisters are working underground in Moscow. Some
of them arc in prison right now. How can I reject the road to the jail
when my young people are suffering in jail themselves?
At one time I received a message from a member that he was
sentenced to execution, at a certain time and date. When that hour
came, I solemnly prayed and remembered that person in tears. I pledged
to God, "With my hands, I shall liberate Moscow." I prayed
for that brother and I told him spiritually, "Be bold and strong.
Fear not for your death. I shall recover your body and bring it to
Korea. In my will, I declare that you shall be buried in the same
ground as the True Parents."
The Unification Church is not a fun place. If anybody has been
mistreated, it is I; so l could be very cruel in return. But in the
name of God, I decided to forgive and love in return. We sent a
missionary to Red China eight years ago. We are opening those doors
steadily through Japanese professors and so forth. Many people never
even thought about such things, as they have been eating well and
sleeping and doing what they wanted. But meanwhile, I have been doing
all these things. The very rocks at Belvedere know more than you. I
have shed so many tears at that Holy Rock.
American youth may not realize now, but I will awaken them. I want
to give clear direction to American youth, even though I have to suffer
in prison. I have no regrets to stay in this country in order to map
the proper direction for America. You cannot give me any greater
birthday gift than if even one hundred of you will make up your minds
and say, "I shall follow precisely Father's path. I will walk this
way unto my life for the sake of the other countries of this world. As
Father has worked for America, I will work for the world."
If you American young people will come to that commitment, America
will truly save the world. The world will survive and prosper. That is
God's way, not only Reverend Moon's way and therefore you will never
perish by going that way. You will prosper.
When Mr. Kamiyama was staying with me in prison, I gave him certain
information that even the 36 couples never heard, because I could not
know what sorts of dangers might be near. I told the whole truth to Mr.
A very serious ceremony was held at Pledge Service this morning. I
prayed for the unity between heaven and earth. I prayed for a highway
between heaven and hell so that we could achieve total unification of
humanity in the name of God and His true love. In January I gave you
the goal of meeting with 120 ministers. Now you have to do it. Run
after it and accomplish that goal. Will you do it?
The title of this sermon was "True Parents'
Birthday." We do not have much more time today since I have
many things to do before I leave. We don't know when we will see each
other again but it doesn't really matter. You have received the
message; you know your responsibility. I trust that each one of you
will do it.
God is alive. That God wants to live with each one of you. You must
think, "The living God is with me." Say it aloud, "God
is alive. He is dwelling with me." Say it again. Therefore, be
willing to do anything. Raise your hands and say, "Yes,
Father!" God bless you.