REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
HOLY WATER CEREMONY
August 20, 1985, 1:00 A.M.
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Thank you for your support and prayers. Because of them, I have
successfully and victoriously completed the entire providential course
in prison. However, instead of sharing my experiences in prison with
you, I would like to spend this time giving you a special message about
Il Seung Il, or Total Victory Day, which I proclaimed on
As you know, God's providence in history has been one of
restoration. Since the fall involved the first human ancestors, Adam
and Eve, only someone in their position can fulfill the restoration
process. Since the fall, people on every level have been divided into
enemy camps: parents vs. children, husband vs. wife, brother vs.
sister, nation vs. nation, race vs. race. All the relationships that
God originally created degenerated into enmity. These enemy camps can
return to the heavenly side only through a restoration process.
God needs a chosen people to spearhead this process and to fulfill
a special mission. The history of restoration focuses on the chosen
people. The first victor over Satan was Jacob, so he received the name
Israel. From him, 4,000 years of restoration began. Then, 2,000 years
later, the Messiah came to the world. The Messiah is the one anointed
with the mission of consummating restoration. That mission includes
restoring Abel-type fallen people to the heavenly lineage. To be
liberated from Satan's camp, our lineage has to be transferred from its
satanic origin to a heavenly origin. This is the basic flow of
providence. The Messiah bears the pure heavenly lineage, into which we
need to be engrafted.
Providence can also be summarized as the restoration of Cain and
Abel. As you know through the Principle, we have to pass through God's
indirect dominion in order to enter His direct dominion. Originally,
the elder son should have guided people through the indirect dominion.
Had the fall not happened, the elder son, Cain, would have led his
entire family into God's direct dominion. However, the fall occurred at
the top of the growth stage, so everything below that level was invaded
and claimed by Satan. Satan violated God's indirect dominion and also
the elder son. Therefore, the responsibility was passed on to the
second son, although that was not God's original ideal.
Thus, in the course of providence, the birthright must be restored
by the second son, Abel, who has to go to the satanic world and claim
the birthright of the elder son; then he can return to God's side and
rise to the position of first son. The restoration process means that
the elder son must take the lower position of second son and the second
son be elevated to the elder son's position. Although this is
unnatural, the fall made it necessary. Only through such a process can
the second son fulfill the principled role of elder son. Originally,
the task of fulfilling human responsibility rested primarily on the
elder son, although there would have been no fundamental distinction
between the two, since both would have been on God's side and had equal
value. However, because of the fall, Satan took over the elder son's
This pattern also applies to the relationship between your physical
body and your spiritual body. God created the physical body first, so
it is in the "elder son's" position, and Satan always works
through it. The spiritual body is in the "second son's"
position. The physical body can relate with all things of creation,
since it has elements that correspond to the physical world. But if you
merely follow the desires of your physical body, which has been invaded
by Satan, you will never be able to restore yourself. You have to deny
your physical body. This is the reason why all major religions have
taught the subjugation of the body to the will of the spirit. Within
this indirect dominion of God, there is no true freedom. Absolute
freedom can be found only when we reach God's direct dominion.
God's children forsook their original position and went to dwell in
Satan's realm. The basic struggle of history has always centered upon
the second son's efforts to win the elder son's position. Only when
that process is successful can people rise to another level in the
providence. This is obvious in the story of Jacob, who first claimed
the birthright of his elder brother, Esau, and finally overcame him
with love-not force-winning his elder brother's love in return. Jacob
was the first person to successfully subjugate the elder brother. Jacob
could not merely buy the birthright; he went to the satanic world (the
land of his uncle Laban) and struggled there for 21 years in order to
gain the physical victory by becoming prosperous and establishing his
family. That physical victory was an absolute requirement for returning
home and winning his elder brother over.
Jacob's pattern became the classic one, followed by later
providential figures. Jacob started from the individual level; what he
accomplished was later expanded to the tribal and national levels.
Jesus' mission was to fulfill Jacob's dispensation on the national
level. The descendants of Jacob, the chosen people, were physically
removed from their original land and taken into the enemy land, Egypt.
Only after a long struggle there could they head back to Canaan. Even
then, they had to fight and destroy seven enemy tribes in Canaan before
they could settle the land.
God wanted to teach a major lesson through the history of the
chosen people: when the Messiah comes as the True Parent, the elder and
younger brothers must unite and serve him. The original ancestors were
supposed to give birth to pure, heavenly children-first son, second
son, and so forth. But the fall of Adam and Eve brought the Cain-Abel
division into the world. Fallen parents gave birth to fallen children,
who fought like enemies, culminating in Cain's murder of Abel. As the
True Parent, Jesus should not have had to deal with Cain-Abel
struggles; such divisions should have been healed before the Messiah
came. Before meeting the True Parent, Cain and Abel should resolve
their differences and be able to stand in an unfallen position. Thus,
the resolution of the Cain-Abel conflict is a crucial condition for
welcoming the Messiah.
What kind of situation did Jesus encounter? The nation of Israel
was in the external Cain position, and the Jewish faith in the Abel
position. According to the Principle, the nation, Israel, should serve
the religion, Judaism. The same applies to the situation in the United
States today. The U.S. government is in the Cain position, while
Christianity is in the Abel position. Who should serve whom? The nation
must serve Christianity. Although that is the ideal, in reality, the
government has become negative towards religion and the churches,
trying to bring them under subjugation to civil authority. If the
Cain-Abel unity had been achieved during the time of Jesus, Satan would
have had no condition to accuse anything. The critical part of Jesus'
mission was to establish the position of True Parents, enabling all
humanity to be reborn through them and the Cain-Abel conflict to be
But Jesus was crucified before he reached the True Parents'
position. People rebelled. instead of aligning themselves with God,
Cain and Abel were used by Satan to fulfill his will. Furthermore, they
united with the Roman Empire, which was in the position of fallen
archangel. When all three joined in opposition to Jesus, the foundation
on God's side was lost. Therefore, history took a different direction.
After Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, he spent 40 days on
earth, creating the realm of spiritual salvation. In the name of
Christianity, that realm has expanded during the past 2,000 years,
spreading throughout the world. Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ
came as the bridegroom, but he could not take his bride. So the Holy
Spirit took that position, the role of Eve, and through the spiritual
give and take between Jesus and the Holy Spirit, fallen people have
been receiving spiritual rebirth, and the providence has expanded to
the worldwide level. Day by day, God's providence has been growing
spiritually, as Christianity expanded from a small community to a
nation, to a bloc of nations, and finally to the worldwide level.
Christian prosperity reached its climax right after World War II,
which was the crucial time to act to welcome the messiah. Then,
Christianity was in the Abel position and the United States and the
free world in the Cain position. If Cain and Abel had united and if
Cain had been obedient to the direction and will of Abel, they would
have formed the foundation to receive the Messiah, and the Kingdom of
Heaven would have been established at that time. It would not have been
prolonged until 1985. In God's original timetable, the foundation would
have been completed during the seven years following 1945. But
established Christianity and the nation rejected the Messiah,
duplicating the failures at the time of Jesus.
Four thousand years have passed since the time of Jacob. Until 1945
my struggle was an internal, spiritual one. I inherited the entire
mission of Jesus. After setting the spiritual conditions and inheriting
the mission of Jesus spiritually, I began the physical dispensation,
trying to link the spiritual and physical spheres. The time was ripe;
if established Christianity had united with me and the United States
had accepted me, the providence would have advanced very rapidly. Even
before seven years were over, the whole plan of God could have been
fulfilled! But one rejection followed another, and I had to physically
indemnify the whole 4,000 years since the formation of the chosen
nation of Israel-all in 40 years' time.
Since established Christianity and the United States could not
fulfill their God-given responsibility, I founded the Unification
Church, to substitute for Christianity, in a way, and to do what
Christianity was originally supposed to have done. That has been my
task over the past 40 years. My mission was to inherit Jesus'
responsibility spiritually and expand it physically to the worldwide
level. Because of the rejection by established Christianity and the
civil authorities of the various nations, I had to rebuild everything
from scratch. Starting from the very bottom, I had to work all the way
up to the worldwide level, spiritually as well as physically.
Actually, I should have been able to take the baton from Jesus and
dash with it all the way to the worldwide level. But because of the
rejection I encountered, I inherited not only Jesus' national mission
but also his experience of rejection. I was rejected as much as Jesus
was, and beginning my mission under adverse conditions, I erected a new
foundation, spiritually as well as physically. True Parents existed
spiritually, but we had to lay the foundation to become the physical
I began my ministry on the national level, and by 1974, I elevated
it to the international level. I came to the United States in 1971, and
for the next three years laid the worldwide foundation here, because
this country represents the whole world. At that time I was welcomed by
representative Christian and civic leaders. In 1975, I took the
victorious international foundation back to Korea-in the form of the
support of the Christian churches. By linking that international
victory with Korea, I erased Korea's former rejection and restored
Korea to the victorious position.
An extraordinary thing occurred in Korea that year. The established
Christian churches opposed us very strongly, but they also were against
the government. The Korean government took the position of uniting with
me. The Korean government and the Unification Church together won a
landslide victory over the Christian churches! Through this, we
achieved tremendous gain-parallel to Jesus being accepted by the
government of Israel. With such a victory, I returned to the United
States and launched an unprecedented campaign here.
After linking Korea with the international spiritual victory, I was
ready to share the spiritual blessing with the world. But a blessing
should be physical, not just spiritual. Therefore, a physical
confrontation with the U.S. government occurred after I returned from
Korea-a heated battle in which the U.S. government and established
Christian churches in America opposed the Unification Church. In Korea,
we had won over the Korean nation, the government and the people. In
the United States, we waged the same kind of offensive battle,
culminating in the Washington Monument rally of 1976.
I have been the champion on God's side, and I am always amazed at
how everyone has been uniting against me-the government, secular
humanists, and even communists. They have joined hands in a common
purpose: to fight against Reverend Moon. With the help of those
factions, including various left-wing and communist elements working
behind the scenes, the U.S. government succeeded in putting me in jail,
believing that they would finish me off that way. Under such
incredible odds, I entered prison. However, from the beginning of my
incarceration a new power was given to me, a new spiritual weapon with
which I launched an even greater spiritual offensive. During these past
13 months, up to this day, I have been able to transform an apparent
setback into a victory.
Today I am truly in the position of worldwide Abel, and American
Christianity is in the Cain position. Now Cain and Abel are going to
meet. Today is the historical day when the 20th-century Jacob and Esau
will reunite. In the Unification Church, I am Abel and you members are
Cain. Over the past 40 years, members in the Cain position have totally
united with Abel, making it possible for God to intervene and exercise
direct dominion. That was the history of the Unification Church over
the past 40 years.
Jesus was resurrected three days after his crucifixion, and he
carried out his resurrected mission on earth for 40 days before
ascending into heaven. All together, 43 days passed from Jesus'
crucifixion to his ascension; during that time he laid his foundation
on earth. This year the United States is celebrating her 210th
anniversary. Twenty one is a crucial number. I was supposed to be
released from Danbury to the halfway house on July 8, but my strategy
was for them to release me on July 4, which is the United States'
Independence Day. Since the period from July 8 until today, August 20,
is 43 days, this has been my universal resurrection period. Jesus'
disciples could receive the benefits of his resurrection. However,
because of my universal position as the True Parents, when we are
resurrected today, not only the members of the Unification Church but
also all other righteous Americans shall be resurrected, along with
people in the Christian cultural sphere throughout the world. Americans
totally misunderstood me. They thought I represented some kind of evil
or satanic force. But after 13 months, the entire spirit world has come
down, people have been educated, and Christianity has begun to realize
that I am a true champion of God-not an enemy of the United States.
They can see that I am actually the only hope for saving America.
These 13 months have been a very significant period. The number 13
has not been considered a very good number in Western tradition, but
according to heavenly tradition, it is a great number. Thirteen
represents the 12 apostles centered upon Jesus. Thirteen months
represent 12 months plus one. Our situation today is entirely different
from that of 40 years ago. In 1945, the Unification Church was
completely rejected. Since then, people have tried their own ways of
salvation, and they haven't worked out. The entire world has lost hope.
People tried democracy, but it couldn't solve their problems; people
tried communism, but it couldn't solve their problems either. The only
remaining hope is the Unification Church and Reverend Moon. Therefore,
even though many enemies still surround us, they have collapsed
internally and are awaiting their salvation, too.
Providentially, today is a very crucial day. August 20 marks a new
beginning for the Unification Church, a new era for history.
From this day on, all we have to do is just march forward and
be bold and strong. True Parents are truly established now. Total unity
between Cain and Abel was a prerequisite.
My own children represent sinless Adam's family. Therefore, they
can follow the original pattern-elder son, second son, etc. But because
of the fall, all humanity other than the True Parents' family still
belongs to the satanic lineage; they still need to restore the
positions of Cain and Abel. True Parents' family, which follows one
pattern, and the fallen world, which follows another pattern, must be
linked, through the True Parents' children (in the elder son's
position) and the children of the blessed couples (in the second son's
position). The second generation of the True Parents' family is headed
up bye the eldest son, Hyo Jin. He has been working as the second
generation leader, particularly through the international CARP
movement. According to God's timetable, before 1985 ended, I needed to
unite all the second generation members in our church from Korea, Japan
and the United States. The order and discipline of the second
generation must be established.
Those who entered Canaan after the Exodus were from the second
generation. The first generation pioneered the way, but they all
faltered in the wilderness. Even in the case of Christianity, Jesus and
his disciples were the first generation, spiritually speaking, and all
the Christians after them are in the second-generation position. Thus
Christianity is, in a sense, a second-generation culture.
So second-generation unity between True Parents' children and the
international blessed children was necessary. This now establishes the
true order of True Parents' tradition, the one which should have been
established under sinless Adam and Eve. Now it will no longer be
necessary for the second generation and beyond to go out and fight in
the satanic world to bring the victory. Cain and Abel must be united
for the proper installation of the True Parents' position, but no
longer will it be necessary to struggle to switch the positions of Abel
and Cain, because the right order has been established: the True
Children are in the elder son's position and the blessed children are
in the younger son's position. They are automatically elder and younger
brothers. Upon that unity, the True Parents can stand.
This summer extraordinary things happened. I sent Hyo Jin to Korea
to direct a special workshop for the second generation, uniting them
for the first time. Previously, each was heading in his own direction,
and there was no discipline among them. But now they have been brought
together in a certain order. It is significant that this happened while
I was serving my prison sentence, because after Jesus' crucifixion, all
his disciples separated and ran away. Now, during my incarceration, the
blessed children from around the world came together, to the central
point, instead of running away.
At the time of the True Parents, everything has been won back and
consummated during my stay at Danbury, representing the crucifixion.
This is vitally important. August 15, 1985 was the 40th anniversary of
Korea's liberation. I sent Hyo Jin back to Korea to lead a 40-day
workshop for the second generation. Not only did they unite centering
upon the True Parents, but their parents also are united. The same
thing happened in Japan. Hyo Jin went to Japan and spoke at the
international CARP convention, leading an extraordinary ministry there
for ten days, bringing revival to the entire Japanese movement.
I instructed him to return by August 15. Then on August 16, I held
the ceremony which signified the victory. Upon the victory of Hyo Jin,
particularly the unity of the second generation, True Parents can
finally be settled; our position is truly installed. Previously, our
foundation was shaky, but the second generation's victory enabled True
Parents to be truly established. Therefore, the Unification movement
will advance by leaps and bounds. During the next three years, not only
will opposition cease, but avalanches of people will throng to our
Before August 15, another important declaration needed to be made:
the dissolution of communism. This was accomplished through the second
Professors' World Peace Academy Congress in Geneva. The assembled
scholars declared to the world that communism is ended! What is
communism? At Jesus' crucifixion, two thieves hung beside him, one on
the right and one on the left. The thief on the right is represented
today by the democratic, Christian culture of the Western world; the
thief on the left, who cursed Jesus, is represented by godless
communism. The Bible states that the sheep will be divided from the
goats at the Lord's coming. Today, the world is divided into two camps:
the sheep, who understand and follow the shepherd, and the goats, who
do not recognize the shepherd. Governments have been in the middle
position; sometimes they do the greatest evil, because they bring the
right and left together. The U.S. government has actually been
persecuting religion and, most directly, the Unification Church.
The Unification Church and the True Parents are in Jesus' position
on the cross. The thief on the right is established Christianity (which
is being more supportive of me.) The thief on the left, instead of
being communism, is now the American people, who are no longer in a
position to oppose me. The two sides are joining to welcome and accept
me. This is happening today.
The same thing is occurring worldwide and also within the
Unification Church. On my right side are my own children, and on my
left side, the members of the Unification Church. Both are uniting in
support of True Parents. This follows God's timetable, which called for
internal and external unity upon my release from prison. Following my
victorious liberation and return from prison, American Christianity and
American people are welcoming me externally, while internally, my
children and the Unification Church members are coming together. Thus,
both internal!) and externally, the True Parents are welcomed and
We are drawing a gigantic cross within the great circle embracing
the Unification Church, both True Parents' family and members, and the
entire world, both Christianity and the world's people. All are
encompassed within this huge circle. Now that I have overcome the
crucifixion today, no further major opposition will come from any
On August 16, 1985, I conducted a ceremony at East Garden called
Il Seung Il, meaning One Victory Day. "One"
represents the totality, so we can translate it Total Victory
Day. Now the time has come for you to take charge, in a way.
Today, I proudly declare that the entire mission which God ordained for
me to accomplish in the United States has been victoriously fulfilled.
We are entering the land of Canaan. What remains ahead are just battles
of words-proclamations, in a way. We are still waging war, but using
true love as our only weapon. When you become the embodiment of true
love, the entire world shall be conquered. Satan fears the power of
true love, because nothing can prevail against us.
Because of the fall, 12 tribes on Cain's side opposed 12 tribes on
Abel's side. There have been divisions on all levels. But now is the
time for unity. Upon my victorious foundation, the 12 tribes each of
Cain and Abel shall become one system. No longer shall we have separate
Cain and Abel systems. Whatever is bound on earth shall be bound in
heaven, and whatever is loosed here on earth shall be loosed in
heaven-that is the Principle. Once tribes are reorganized under the
True Parents, the spirit world shall be reorganized that way as well.
The 12 tribes of both worlds shall be united. In the spirit world,
everybody has been an individual; no one could enjoy family life.
However, the foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven is the family. Once
the family organization is made here on earth, the spirit world shall
also be organized into families.
Please guard your attitude. When the Israelites were first pulled
out of Egypt, their spirits were strong for the first few days because
they were so excited. The Red Sea had parted for them, and everything
was thrilling. But as soon as they entered the Sinai desert, they began
to complain and long for their former way of life in Egypt. What
happened? As long as they yearned for the old satanic culture, they
could never be accepted in the land of Canaan. Therefore, those born in
Egypt all perished before reaching Canaan.
Likewise, what we need is a total detachment from the past. Don't
long for your previous ways of life. Follow the new tradition totally,
creating a brand new system. In order to make this turning point more
obvious and dramatic, I held a special ceremony on August 16 at East
Garden, called the Holy Water Ceremony.
As you know, the human body is approximately three fourths liquid,
or water. By receiving this Holy Water, we can spiritually cleanse our
bodies from the past and become new creatures in God's sight, totally
acceptable to Him. At your Blessing, you receive the Holy Wine, which
signified your transfer from the satanic lineage to the heavenly
lineage. Although such a change did happen, still your body has been
living in and interacting with the satanic world. The possibility
always existed for your body to be attacked and even violated by Satan,
as you know.
You still have your old attachments. You say things like, "Oh,
I just can't live without a hamburger!" or, "I have to get
some ice cream!" or, "That leader is an Oriental and I don't
like him!" All such statements are traditions from Egypt-not
Canaan traditions. Do you understand? The American way of life appeals
to people: "Let's have fun! Let's be happy! Why not?" But
seeking fun alone cannot bring about any true accomplishment. I want to
see especially you American members filled with longing for the Canaan
culture, having no desire for the traditions of Egypt. We are living in
a tragically mixed up world. None of you deeply understand the meaning
of the situation of Cain and Abel. So I want to simplify it and explain
several key principles which you can follow.
Where shall the Kingdom of Heaven begin? Up in the air? In spirit
world? No, the Kingdom of Heaven begins on earth, with True Parents.
Next come the True Children. True Parents and True Children must not
live in fear of communism, or the Mafia, or secular humanism! We can
never be victorious with such an attitude. We have to take charge and
proclaim the destruction of evil. We have to take the initiative, and
not remain passive. We will not beg others for help or mercy. The
satanic tradition always seeks to exploit others and take things away
from them, but all that the True Parents are giving has its root in
You are now ushering in a wonderful new era. By 1988, world
communism will be more than 70 years old; its power cannot go beyond 70
years and take over the number 8, which signifies a new beginning. By
1988 we will be capable of transforming the United States into a truly
heavenly nation. The task is yours, as well as mine. At the same time
communism is decking, we will realign
America in the right direction.
I often have had to suffer by myself, including this most recent
incarceration. If you want to reach and even surpass my standard and my
achievements, then the restoration of the United States will pose no problem. Now I am issuing your
marching orders. Anybody who opposes us does so out of ignorance. We
have to confront them and educate them, showing them the truth about
ourselves. This is how we can win.
When I came to the United States, I laid a very strong tradition.
Now you must inherit and embody that tradition and dash forward with
it. This is your time to run. This is the meaning of the Il Seung
Ceremony, or Holy Water Ceremony.
Tonight we are going to conduct this ceremony. Those couples who
are not eligible should not partake of the Holy Water. You should
repent and be cleansed if your relationship with your spouse has been
terrible. If you have wished that he or she would drop dead or just
never come home, you should repent very strongly. With such an attitude
you are in no position to receive this water.
Through the Holy Water you will inherit what I gained during the
past 40 years. By bestowing this Holy Water, I am passing on to you
this victorious legacy free from any accusation by Satan. Satan's
tactic is always to divide and conquer, but ours is to unite and
This ceremony is to bring husband and wife together, to bring
families together, and to bring spiritual and physical children (who
are in a Cain-Abel relationship) together. In order to fulfill the
Cain-Abel providence, I could not love my Abels before I had loved my
Cains. My whole effort was focused on loving Cain, so I had no time to
pay attention to Mother or my own children. Now upon this victorious
foundation, I can embrace my own family, and you can too. You can now
love your spiritual children and your physical children. Until now, we
have all been working as individuals, leaving the family behind and
letting them bear the cross while we go out and witness. But from now
on, families will work together as a unit, going out to witness and
fulfill your mission.
What do you blessed families want me to do now? I am sure you would
want me to bless the land. Everybody longs to return to their hometown.
So far, the policy of the Unification Church has been to leave our
hometowns, like Abraham, and go forth as sojourners. At Christmas
time, I have asked you not to go home. But from now on, you may. Still,
please remember that you need to be qualified as a tribal messiah when
you go home. You have to uphold that position before your family and
exemplify True Parents' way of life. You men should live as a good
father, you women as a good mother, and your children as good children.
Then people can observe you and learn from you. Since the family is the
school of love, you need to take that school to your hometown and teach
people there how to love one another, particularly how to love their
husband or wife.
So I should also return to my hometown! I am in the same position
as you. You no longer need True Parents, since you already organized
into your families. You can manage without us, can't you? When there is
no opposition, you can gain instant results.
When you go home, you will do home church. Furthermore, you have to
restore your tribe. If your family name is Smith, go and witness to the
Smiths and restore them. If you are John Doe, go and bring the Does
back. The job of witnessing is infinitely easier when you are not
opposed. We have the message of true love; we have the tradition of the
True Parents and true family. How much easier it will be when there is
The conditions are now set up so that when you preach the
Principle, people will be ready to accept and follow it. God has sent
the Messiah, but had there ever been a Messiah who reached the level of
True Parents and completed the heavenly four-position foundation? (No.)
All humankind has been subconsciously longing for the consummation of
the heavenly four-position foundation. Through you, they can meet the
Messiah who has perfected it and learn his tradition. You yourselves
have consummated the four-position foundation. With that foundation,
you can win everything back from Satan. That is clearly the Principle
view. That is true. Amen!
In conclusion, I have sent family unit messiahs throughout the
world. So I am like a messiah factory, creating lots of messiahs-not
just on the individual level but on the family level! The messiah must
be a family unit, because Satan is powerless to infiltrate such a unit.
In a family united around one God-centered messianic message, Satan can
find no foothold. That is the powerful blessing coming to you now
through this Holy Water. Human history has never witnessed such a thing
Today, August 20, is not just my day of liberation. It is also the
day of your rebirth. You have passed the judgment, and now you must
become powerful new messianic units, going forth to the world as its
judge. You are being empowered by God and the True Parents to be the
judge of the world. Once you are equipped with true love and anchored
upon God, no power under the sun can prevail against you. You husbands
and wives who are totally confident that you are centered upon the True
Parents' tradition and that your way of life fulfills this standard,
please raise your hands. Why are you laughing? In order to give you
this inheritance, I have gone to prison six times during the last 40
years. More than five years of my life have been spent in prison. Only
upon such hard work and sacrifice could I give you this blessing
tonight. How precious that is!
I worked myself to the bone to lay this deep foundation. That is
the reality. I fear no nation or government. I have absolute confidence
in this truth because I have lived it. It came through my very bones.
Spirit world is right next door, within our reach. Scientists have
revealed that the size of the universe can be measured only in light
years. They calculate its span as 221 billion light years. How can you
control such a universe with this clumsy physical body? It is
impossible. Only by the spirit can it be done. The universe is our
stage. God created it for us. Are you interested? If I didn't have my
wife here on earth, I would rather go upstairs and live in that vast
I am a very dramatic and romantic person, but my life has been
spent in total sacrifice, under the rule of indemnity. There is only
one way you can realize how amazing I am. God is intoxicated with me
and tells me, "My dear son, do whatever you want. It's up to
you." The challenge is falling upon you. This is your time. Take
up the challenge and claim the land. Claim the world. Do you follow?
Home church has been virtually forgotten. Who shall become the
world's parents? You must. Whatever your age, whether young or old, you
are in the parent's role. Would you like to receive this inheritance
from me tonight? Once this blessing is given, the 12 tribes will be
organized. Then we will move on to obtain heavenly sovereignty- one
nation under God and True Parents.
If you fight with your husband or wife, you should ask your
children-both spiritual and physical-to come to you; then you should
bow down and repent before them. That is the only proper way to
reconcile family quarrels. When the children do something wrong, they
should apologize to their parents. If the husband makes a mistake, he
should ask his children to go with him to the mother and bow down and
apologize to her. And vice versa. In the heavenly four-position
foundation, all four positions must work together, harmonized and bound
together through the power of true love. According to the Principle,
that four-position foundation must not be divided or separated.
Those couples who have fought among yourselves, please raise your
hands. You wives who have been slapped or hit by your husband, raise
your hands. Sometimes you may be struck because of your lips. The
body's first criminal is the lips-those two thin lips! The second
criminal is the eyes. The man is different. You husbands who have been
hit by your wives, raise your hands.
I want you to know that today is a momentous day. My physical
release from prison has an incredible vertical meaning. Therefore, I
would like to present you with a gift. It is not a simple one, but a
historical, everlasting gift. Now your challenge is how much you can
expand your tradition within your lifetime. That will determine your
territory in spirit world. So far, nobody has had any territory or
ownership in the spirit world. You must go there and stake your claim.
Many years from now, we will all be up in heaven. I will have a palace
there, and you will be able to come and see me. I don't want you to
come to me in need. Please earn your spiritual assets here on earth.
That is why I have worked so hard here on earth. Until I became
victorious here, nothing could be victorious in spirit world.
This morning I told the leaders at East Garden that they can be
proud that they are elder, blessed members of the Unification Church.
But at the same time, they need to be able to go down to the very
bottom. Don't just try to enjoy your position at the top of the
mountain. Every mountain has a low valley. Every big tree has deep
roots. You also have to anchor yourself with deep roots. The most
dangerous time for the Unification Church will come when the United
States and the rest of the world welcome us. If nobody is persecuting
you, God and the True Parents will have to persecute you! It's good
that you respond by saying, "Thank you." Say it over a
I instructed Rev. Kwak and Bo Hi Pak to consolidate all their
offices. I would like to make Mr. Pak an MFT leader-or a simple van
driver. By pushing him down to the ground, I can help him deepen his
roots. There is no other way. Then a new tree and new life shall spring
forth. That is true. That is how nature operates.
Some blessed couples have very complicated thinking, longing for a
nice apartment, perhaps. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve didn't
have an apartment! And God gave them "number 11"
automobiles-their two legs. They did not need to worry about
machinery. They lived in utmost simplicity. With their number 11 car,
they could go everywhere. When you think in simple terms, you need not
worry about anything. When judgment fell upon Sodom and Gomorrah, God
gave clear instructions to Lot and his family not to look back. But
Lot's wife did, and at that moment she turned into a pillar of salt. By
the same token. if I feel some attachment to Belvedere or East Garden,
I should worry about becoming a pillar of salt. If I am watching myself
that way, how much more you need to guard your attitude!
Do you want to embody the right tradition and receive the heavenly
inheritance of true love from the True Parents and God? You understand
tonight's message, don't you? Upon the foundation of this truth, a
great time of victory is coming our way. We shall meet this new
challenge. Our families shall become messianic units and go forth to
the world. Shall we win the world?
Now we will conduct the Holy Water Ceremony, following the
tradition of the ceremony which I held earlier with Mother and the True
Children at East Garden. Husbands and wives who are here together can
drink out of one cup. I will initiate this ceremony by blessing a
representative of the True Children, Hyo Jin, and giving him the Holy
Water. Then Mother and I will return to East Garden and you can hold
Let us pray.