REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
January 2, 1987
World Mission Center - Grand Ballroom
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
As you already know, there are certain requirements in the process
of fulfilling God's restoration course. This is the law of indemnity.
As you also know, after World War II the United States had the opportunity
to unite with the entire world, especially the Judeo-Christian societies,
in order to facilitate the final fulfillment of God's dispensation.
During World War II, America was in the position of the Adam nation
on the heavenly side, while England was the Eve nation and France was
the archangel nation. On the satanic side, there was Germany as Adam,
Japan as Eve, and Italy as the archangel. Why were Great Britain and
Japan in the two Eve positions? They are island nations, which is a more
feminine posture than a continent, which is larger and therefore more
masculine. Furthermore, the United States is like a son to Great Britain,
the mother country. This ties in with the prophecy of the coming of the
Messiah through the body of a woman, or through a mother's womb.
The fall of man took place between Adam, Eve, and the archangel.
According to the law of cause and effect, that lineup on the worldwide
scale would again have to occur in the last days. Thus we now have
the Adam nation, Eve nation and archangel nation. World War II was the
ultimate war to fulfill the final chapter of the human dispensation.
There was no nation untouched or uninvolved in that war; people of many
nations shed blood.
Another important rule has worked throughout history: Satan always
initiates attacks. World War II was no exception; it was initiated by
Germany and Japan. At that time, the nation of Korea was under Japanese
occupation, so in a way, as the Eve nation, Japan gave birth to Korea.
When I was born, Korea was suffering under the rule of the Japanese
imperial government. Japan, on the satanic side, did its absolute best
to do evil to the future Adam nation on the heavenly side. During my
birth year of 1920, Korea was in the midst of a most difficult three-year
period. The country was in the grip of a terrible famine. Furthermore,
in 1919, a powerful independence movement rose up in which a great number
of Korean people rebelled against the Japanese rulers. But they failed
and suffered terrible punishment; much blood was shed. 1919 was the
first of the three most difficult years. I was born in 1920. 1921 was
the third year of that period.
My family suffered for a period of more than just three years. They
were prepared for seven years for that most extraordinary moment. Many
of my relatives had fled to Manchuria in order to help wage the war of
liberation against Japan. This independence movement had been centered
in the Christian churches, which at that time were very patriotic. In
the years 1940 to 1944, Japanese persecution against the Christian
churches reached a climax. The liberation of Korea by the Allies took
place on August 15, 1945. If that had been postponed even three more
days until August 17, there would have been a much greater bloodbath in
Korea-more than 170,000 Korean Christians would have been exterminated.
The Japanese rulers were in the midst of their most terrible bloodletting
against the Christians at that very time.
You can see that God always allows Satan to do his utmost before the
turning point comes. Upon the liberation of Korea on August 15, 1945,
God intended to initiate a new chapter of dispensational history.
At that time, I was working with the underground movement. I had
discovered the Principle and was preparing for the momentous beginning
of that new dispensation. Immediately after the liberation of Korea,
the United States set up a military provisional government. The people
who were placed in official positions were primarily those who had
studied abroad, particularly in the United States and Japan.
The Korean Christians who had fought against Japanese occupation
had been underground, and had not been linked in any manner with the
imperial government. Those people who had been outside of the country
and who became the main leaders of the provisional government tended to
be tolerant or even friendly toward the Japanese. Those were the people
who came in to take over the Korean provisional government.
Korean Christianity was divided into two camps, the Cain and
the Abel. God's dispensational will had been for the Abel camp of
Christianity-those who had stayed in the country and fought against
Japanese rule-to take prominence over the Cain camp-those who had been
abroad. The Cain camp should have united with the Abel camp and worked
together toward their common goal. That would have been an important
turning point for the new dispensational era.
But the Cain and Abel camps were accusing each other. Those of the
underground considered themselves the only "pure" Christians
and looked with scorn upon the "heretics" of the other side
who had had an easy time, who had compromised with the satanic forces.
Those people who had worked outside of Korea felt that the Christians
who had stayed behind had become heretical because they were so
spiritually-oriented. There was a great deal of spiritual activity at the
time. People were receiving many revelations about the Second Coming of
the Messiah. The two camps were mutually accusing each other as heretics.
At that time, I was in the position to bring harmony between the
two camps. But one difficulty was that the Unification Principle is so
revolutionary, including the statement that the Messiah will come as
a man in the flesh. Because of the situation in Korea, I came to be
strongly accused by both Christian camps as a "super-heretic"
When the United States military government was established, they
sided with the Cain camp of Christianity. Most of those could speak
English, but they were, for the most part, very relaxed in their
observation of Christian rules. Christian missionaries from America
were also in a position of influence at that time. They could directly
communicate with the U.S. military government and they were united with
the government. They were largely responsible for pulling in those people
who had been studying abroad in the United States and Japan.
Because the military government sided with them, the Cain camp
became the most powerful and influential group. Within the Abel camp,
some Christians sensed a change and felt they wanted to ally themselves
with the more powerful people, hoping to gain some benefit. What does
that mean? The ungodly side, the satanic side, was taking power within
the country. More and more, righteous Christianity was in the position
to be accused and persecuted.
God's dispensational will was to use the momentous victory of
the Abel camp in World War II as a launching pad for the movement of
the Messiah. However, the United States military government, working
together with the Cain type Christianity, took that chance away, and
moved more and more toward the satanic side. So my position became more
and more difficult.
Under those circumstances, I was quietly approaching prominent
religious leaders who had had spiritual experiences. I knew there were
such people and I was trying to find allies among them. There were some
Christians who had received spiritual messages directly from Heaven and
who truly tried to know the will of God through the Bible. Such people
became my supporters. Thus I was pulling those jewel-like people from
both camps-the spiritualist groups as well as the traditional Christian
denominations. Those groups began to think that Reverend Moon was
taking their flocks away. Thus they began to persecute me, wanting to
shield themselves from me. The confrontation started during the earliest
days-right after the Korean liberation. So the two groups had one purpose
in common: opposing Reverend Moon, this new "super-heretic"
They could unite upon that.
They were able to utilize the power of the military government
because it is easy to turn political power against a new religion. In
this way, God's great expectation after World War II-to launch the new
dispensation-was thwarted. Because of the failure of Christianity and the
United States, that new beginning was taken over by the satanic forces.
If nothing had been done then, both North and South Korea would have
been completely turned over to Satan. That was Korea's destiny at the
time. The 38th parallel was already the dividing line and North Korea
was in the hands of the communists. They were planning to bring South
Korea under communism as well. The U.S. military government was naive and
could easily have become the prey of the machinations and conspiracies
of the North. Luckily, however, the president of the South, Sungman Rhee,
understood the situation and strongly opposed the position of the military
government. He completely detached South Korea from the North and in 1948,
South Korea declared its independence. The Republic of Korea was created.
Thus, the division of the Korean peninsula into North and South
was established. The North proclaimed its own communist government
while the South declared its independence, under the protection of
the U.S. military. That was the difficult beginning point of the
world dispensation. Korea was like a microcosm of the world with a very
The major portion of the new Korean government under Dr. Syngman
Rhee was a hand-me-down group from the military provisional government.
That means they were mostly Cain-type Christians. Such people remained in
the positions of power. For that reason, Reverend Moon's dispensational
position became even more difficult and narrowed down.
The reason I am giving you this important explanation of the genesis
of Korea is this: according to the will of God, the messianic movement
must begin upon a national foundation. In the time of Jesus, it was
supposed to be the nation of Israel. In the twentieth century, Korea was
chosen as the nation, with Christianity in the same position as Judaism
2,000 years ago. Upon that foundation, the messianic movement was supposed
to be launched. However, just like 2,000 years ago, the Korean nation-that
newly independent nation-took the position of Cain. Furthermore, it was
run by the Cain-type elements within Christianity. Thus the government
united with Cain-type Christianity in persecuting and trying to destroy
the messianic movement. Unless you understand this particular situation,
you cannot know how certain things happened within the Unification
movement-such as how it started and why it went to the worldwide scale
without establishing the national foundation in Korea.
The reason I entered North Korea voluntarily right after the
liberation, knowing that it was a communist, satanic nation, was that I
had to set the condition of trying my best to restore it to God's side.
Naturally, after I went there I had to suffer to an incredible degree.
In Jesus' time, the disloyalty of the twelve disciples brought about
incredible indemnity conditions. Jesus set the special forty-day period
to bring all his lost disciples back. By the same token, in the new
Jerusalem, the third Israel of Korea, half of the nation had been given
away to the satanic side. So I had to go there physically and try to
restore that part of Korea back to God.
As you know, the capital of North Korea is Pyongyang. That city was
once known as the Jerusalem of the East. It was really the Mecca for
Christianity within Korea - the most devout and ardent Christians had
been there. Therefore, I had to go and preach there trying to bring
some of those people out of North Korea. In the name of Jesus' twelve
disciples, I had to try to restore those devout Christians to freedom
rather than let them become the prey of communism.
I began my work in the midst of the communist regime in Pyongyang,
and gained many disciples. When I was thrown into jail, I preached
to the people there and I won more disciples. Inside the jail, I had
an incredible network of communication among those devout Christians
who had been waiting for the coming of the Messiah. Amazing spiritual
phenomena occurred during those days. Many people had been told, "The
Messiah is coming" Some were constantly receiving messages about
who I was and they were given my cell number as well as the best method
As you know, the Korean War began in 1950. For several years
preceding that, the communists in North Korea were preparing with
desperate determination to take over all of the South. It was during
that time that I was working in North Korea, primarily in prison.
General MacArthur directed the Inchon landing and broke through the enemy
lines, allowing the U.N. forces to move north all the way to Hung Nam
and to open the gates of the prison where I was being held. Truly that
was a holy march to the north.
Because of the devastating effects of the Korean War, the foundation
of the new independent government was demolished. Many rich people in
Korea fled the country when they saw the war coming. Likewise, Christian
ministers wanted to get their families out of the country. Thus the
leadership inside of Korea was full of confusion. This chaotic situation
gave the Unification Church an opportunity for a new beginning. It was
a chance for us to make a new foundation, even to the point where we
could have an impact on Christian society and the government. Thus the
confusion and chaotic situation of Korean society at that time could be
utilized by God. It was the opportunity for the heavenly dispensation
to be launched again.
By 1954, I was able to lay sufficient foundation to organize the
official church under the name of the Holy Spirit Association for
the Unification of World Christianity. Still there was incredible
opposition and persecution from both the government and established
Christianity. Two thousand years ago, Judaism was supposed to be in the
Abel position and guide the Israel nation and the governmental power.
That was the original lineup. By the same token, the Unification Church
was supposed to be in the Abel position and guide the Korean government
and influence society. That was what was supposed to happen.
By the time 1960 came along, persecution and opposition were at
their most rampant and climactic point in Korea. For God, however, the
year of 1960 was the turning point for the beginning of the new era.
Until Satan has done his utmost, God's turning point will not come. God
has to allow Satan to do his absolute best, then he will have to give up.
The climax of persecution came in this way: the American missionaries,
who were primarily Presbyterian and Methodist, had been working in Korea
and had built some universities. One of them was Ewha University, a
women's university, and the other was a men's school, Yonsei University. A
large number of students from those two schools joined the Unification
Church at that time. Thus the government, as well as the Christian
missionaries, saw this as a dangerous thing and they began to pursue
and develop their opposition against the Unification Church. One day
those two universities announced the expulsion of all the students and
professors who were members of the Unification Church, which caused a
big uproar. Then they recruited some former members of the church, twelve
in particular, to join with the Korean government and work in opposing us.
Under such circumstances, the heavenly dispensation was to celebrate
the Holy Wedding of the True Parents, as well as the first twelve of
the 36 Couples. The Blessing of the 36 Couples was accomplished in the
midst of such incredible turmoil. Those couples were being pulled away
from the satanic camp and brought over to the heavenly side. This was
the historical beginning of the Blessing-first the 36 Couples, then the
72 Couples, the 124 Couples, the 430 Couples, and so forth. All along,
society and the government were resisting. Meanwhile, God was opening
up and expanding the territory of Heaven.
During this period, a new reputation came to be attached to the
Unification Church and Reverend Moon. People began to realize that
only with the same quality of commitment as the members of our church
could they hope to win over communism. Furthermore, they saw that the
only truly powerful patriotic organization was the Unification Church.
That sort of consensus developed. By the time we launched the first
celebration of God's Day in 1968, the Unification foundation was firmly
laid. It was obvious that no one in Korea could take away that rock-solid
At that time, we were able to launch a powerful opposition against
communism; the Unification Church was the only organization with a
truly winning strategy. In 1969, all the blessed couples of Korea
were mobilized for three years. Some of them even put their children
into orphanages and then took off for unknown destinations, dedicating
themselves for those three years. At that time, there was a great deal
of criticism in society and among the parents of the blessed couples,
saying, "What Reverend Moon is doing is unreasonable. He married my
son and daughter to live well and have children, but now he is forcing
them to live like beggars, even throwing the children into orphanages
as they go out on this mobilization" But my position was that our
primary goal had to be to save the country. Unless the country is saved,
there can be no secure family or individual. Therefore, all the blessed
couples were mobilized for the sake of the salvation of the country.
Some couples knew they could not take care of their children at that
time, so they gathered up their belongings and took their babies to their
parents' homes and left them, sometimes, even without the permission of
those parents. They thought, "If my parents take care of the baby,
good; if not, he will die" From a purely human point of view,
there were many tragic scenes. Many of the children were old enough
to know their parents and capable of talking. When the parents tried
to leave them behind, some of the children cried out, "Mommy,
where are you going? Don't leave me!" Those mothers were weeping,
saying, "l have to go in order to save the country. l must follow
the will of God. He will protect you. You must stay and I must go"
They fervently prayed and told God, "My children are in Your hands. I
go according to Your will"
Yesterday I spoke about the life of sacrifice and said that every
member of the Unification Church, whether blessed or not, is in the
position of an offering or sacrifice on the altar of God. By 1970 there
were many blessed couples, but still the life of the Unification Church
members was an absolutely wandering life, always moving, living out
of suitcases. Each year on my birthday, I did not celebrate with a
feast but rather, I would fast That was a condition for our members
for many years. I began this road myself from the very bottom-from
the laborer's position-and climbed up, step by step. I climbed once to
the highest and most glorious position, but that was lost, so I had to
go all the way back down to the very bottom and make a new beginning.
Step by step, l had to make the restoration.
I never wore formal attire, a tie or a nice suit as I do now. A
workman doesn't dress up every day to go to work and I always dressed
like a workman. Until 1970, I even wore humble and coarse attire to
Sunday Service. I preached in such clothing. I'm sure you find it hard
to imagine such a time. Likewise, I never ate my meals at a table. I
would just eat humble things like rice balls and radish, picking them
up with my hands, not even using a spoon or chopsticks. That was part
of the road of indemnity.
By 1970, the blessed families were in the midst of a total three-year
mobilization for the salvation of the Korean nation. Now there is one
chapter remaining: the total mobilization of the blessed couples for
the sake of the world. After that three-year mobilization in Korea,
public opinion was turned around and virtually everyone recognized the
quality of dedication of the Unification Church members. They knew
that only with such devout and dedicated activities on the part of the
Korean people could their nation be preserved from communism. l want you
to understand that those who sacrifice the most are the ones who will
inherit the blessing of God. That is the cardinal rule of the heavenly
dispensation. In Korea at that time, the Unification Church sacrificed
more than the government or any of the people in society, including the
established Christian churches. Therefore, God had to pour out blessings
upon the Unification Church.
By the end of that three year mobilization period, in 1972, there
was open public recognition that the truly patriotic organization in
Korea was clearly Reverend Moon's organization. I had been rebuilding
our foundation since the loss of the earlier one in 1945. By 1972,1
had laid down an even stronger national foundation, stronger than any
previous Christian base. Therefore, that national victory is now linked
to the worldwide level.
This is how difficult the indemnity course is. As you know, while I
was laying that base for victory on the national level, I was already
setting the conditions for the international foundation. l made my
first worldwide tour in 1965, when I dedicated Holy Grounds in many
different countries. Also we held an international Blessing in order
to prepare for the full-blown international dispensation. I came to
America with a special mission given by God, through a revelation,
landing in Washington, D.C. on December 18, 1971. That was the time to
link the victorious foundation in Korea with the United States, knowing
that this country was the center of the dispensational will of God.
When I first came here, I received a warm welcome from virtually
every quarter of the nation. I launched a nationwide tour in 1972 to
awaken the country, beginning from Lincoln Center in New York. That went
on for three years- 1972, 1973, and 1974-during which time I visited
every state in the country and every major city, not only once, but two
or three times. During this period, I was wholeheartedly welcomed by
officials of the cities and states. I received tremendous numbers of
honorary citizenships, keys to the city, proclamations, and so forth.
Thus this Christian nation of the United States welcomed and embraced
me initially. By virtue of that, the failure of Korean Christianity-their
opposition to me- could be forgiven. Thus the opposition by established
Christianity in Korea was indemnified by Christianity on an international
level. That enthusiastic reception by the United States-both on the
governmental level and in established Christianity-was a condition of
victory. Then I had to bring that victorious foundation back to Korea
and link them. This is why, in 1975, I created the International One
World Crusade and brought them back to Korea-to link up that victorious
foundation which I had made in America.
At that time, the political situation in Korea was very dangerous.
Judaism and the nation of Israel 2,000 years ago were in the position of
Christianity and the Korean nation of the present day. The Roman Empire of
Jesus' era was like the United States of today. The crucifixion of Jesus
took place because of the combined efforts of those three powers-the
Israel nation, Judaism, and the Roman Empire. That failure of 2,000
years ago had to be indemnified during the Second Advent. This time,
the Korean government and the United States opposed the position of
established Christianity, so those two and the Unification Church were
able to unite together to lift up the movement of the Messiah.
Because of the Crucifixion, only spiritual salvation has been
possible; physical salvation was lost. Father had to establish the
foundation for both types of salvation. In order to lay this foundation,
that failure of 2,000 years ago had to be restored. That restoration
was achieved by my victory in the United States and the fact that the
Korean government and the Unification Church were able to suppress the
opposition by established Christianity. That foundation was a physical
one-I was alive and able to win that victory. Thus I could lay the
foundation for physical as well as spiritual salvation.
In a way, Jesus' dispensation which ended in the Crucifixion was
restored and a new beginning was made, moving into the realm of spiritual
and physical salvation. This is total salvation. That new era was opened
up upon this victorious foundation which we laid. Do you understand?
Then I returned to the United States a second time and had to
wage a battle against the United States government and international
Christianity, which is represented by American Christianity. Established
Christianity can only bring spiritual salvation, so it has to be united
with the foundation for total salvation from God. When I returned from
Korea, we stepped up our crusade, beginning at Madison Square Garden
and then on to Yankee Stadium, culminating in the September 18, 1976,
rally at the Washington Monument. That was the climax, the final assault,
so to speak.
Again, God gave a wonderful new opportunity to the United States.
On October 4, 1976, the Day of Victory of Heaven was declared. At that
time, there was a great deal of scandal and turmoil still brewing over
Nixon's Watergate problem. During the Watergate period, nobody had a
real solution, but I declared the solution to the nation. I was invited
to the Oval Office in the White House where I had a face-to-face meeting
with President Richard Nixon. I made a most incredible recommendation
to him. If he had heeded my advice at that time, there would have been
a possibility for great progress.
What happened? Because the President did not heed that advice,
Watergate pulled him down and he was driven out of office. Then Gerald
Ford came in, and was defeated in the next election by Carter. Under
President Carter, a miserable situation developed in America. In the
next election Ronald Reagan was the victor. Who really elected him? It
was God-the dispensational will. However, the Reagan administration did
not have enough courage and did not stand firmly enough on principle.
Instead, they allowed me to go the route of Danbury. You can see that
the world's destiny- the rise and fall of individuals and nations-is
truly in the hands of God.
Many people thought that once I was put into Danbury, it would
be the end of Reverend Moon and the Unification Church, but they were
totally wrong. In a way, I went to Danbury to indemnify the failure of
America, especially President Nixon's and Carter'` failures. Someone
has to pay the price for such failure before God. If President Nixon
had not failed during the early 1 970's and he had sailed smoothly
through that difficult period, there would have been no setback. The
dispensational victory could have gone forward all the way to the end.
However, because of Nixon's and Carter's failures, Satan could get a hook
upon Reverend Moon and demand that I set another condition. Otherwise,
I could not have gone on to another stage of the dispensation.
One more victorious foundation had to be laid there because Satan
was holding that hook over me. Thus I returned to Korea in December
of 1983 and mobilized the entire nation in the rallies for Victory Over
Communism. That was, in a way, the final point of the showdown between
Satan and me. Public morale in Korea had been very low, but during that
month of December 1983 the entire country was buoyed up. Every district
and region felt that change.
Satan could not invade me directly at that time-it just wasn't
possible. So what did he do? He invaded my family. That was the day of
December 23, 1983, when I was completing our final rally in Kwangju. At
the same hour of that rally, Heung Jin was involved in his accident.
There had been persistent failure-accusation and persecution by
established Christianity in Korea, as well as in the United States.
Symbolically speaking, the nation was on the father's level and the
church was on the son's level. There was failure on certain levels of
the government. All these had to be indemnified, so a great ransom had
to be paid; an extraordinary sacrifice was required. For that reason,
God allowed one of the precious sons of the True Family to serve as
The failure of Christianity, especially, had to be paid by someone.
Otherwise, the souls of Christians in spirit world could not be
linked to the physical world and could not come down to assist the
dispensation. Through Heung Jin's noble sacrifice, that particular debt
was paid. From that point on, the entire Christian population in spirit
world was released to come down and freely assist here. They could come
down through Heung Jin, who is the bridge.
Those Christians in spirit world could have no real connection with
the True Parents before. There had been no way for that connection to
take place. The utmost desire of the men and women in spirit world was to
make a heartistic connection with the True Parents-that is the ultimate
salvation for them, too. Because they could not do it physically, they
wanted to have True Parents' own son, their flesh and blood, come to
spirit world and link them. Because of the establishment of this bridge
through the sacrifice of Heung Jin, Christians centered upon Jesus in
spirit world were all perfectly released. They could come freely to the
physical world and unite with Father's dispensation.
Today we are celebrating the Day of the Victory of Love. What is the
meaning of this day? As you know, we have two periods of growth-a time
of indirect and direct dominion of God. Because of the fall of man,
direct dominion was lost. The laws of Heaven do not allow people to
just go freely to spirit world. All men and women are supposed to go
through the gate of the True Parents. But because of the fall of man,
everybody has been going there without any true gate. People were going
to spirit world without any order, just randomly. But if they want to
come down to the physical world, they have to go through this gate.
Otherwise, if they come down at random or according to their own way,
they could not serve any purpose. In isolated cases, spirits would come
and make contact with people here, giving them certain revelations,
and have limited contact and then leave. That would not help their
spiritual growth. They could only make that vertical contact but they
could not encompass the entire horizontal world. Do you follow?
This horizontal world is under the dominion of the True Parents, so
this is their territory, in a way. The children of the True Parents also
have the right to dominion over this territory. Therefore, by sending
one of the representatives of the True Parents' family to spirit world,
it opened up the gate so that all the people there could pass through
and come here into the True Parents' territory. Once they pass through
the True Parents' gate to the physical world, they can stay and continue
to work. In the past, when good spirits came down and did a little bit
of work and then left, what happened? Satan could come in and take the
results away. But in this case, the good spirits can come down through
the True Parents' gate and work here on earth indefinitely. This is how
the satanic world can be pushed out. They will have no room or opportunity
to come in to reclaim the result.
Because of the fall of man, true love was lost and replaced with
illicit love. At that point, the realm of death was created. However,
by reactivating and restoring true love, the realm of death could be
demolished. In other words, death was conquered. The True Parents are the
posts of the gates through which spirit world can come and go freely. Now
no one can block this Rate because of the sacrifice of Heung Jin.
Furthermore, Father made a very special prayer during the Ceremony
of Unification. Because of that, no one has the power to block the
True Parents' gate. My own human inclination was to feel great sorrow
at the death of my beloved son, but I knew I could not shed tears from
that human perspective-not one tear. Actually, during the time of Heung
Jin's ascension, I was doing this work of creating the gate, setting
the condition through which to send him to spirit world. This was in
less than three days' time.
This morning at 1:18 a.m., it was exactly three years since Heung
Jin's ascension occurred, on January 2, 1984. When Jesus ascended into
spirit world, he was escorted by 120 spirits. By the same token, when
Heung Jin ascended, 120 kings and queens from nations in the spirit world
assembled. They could come down and begin to exercise their influence
and power for the benefit of Father's dispensation. After this event,
there were many spiritualists who testified that in spirit world Jesus is
known as the old Christ and Heung Jin is known as the young Christ. This
is how the spirit world and the physical world are linked now. They are
becoming one and will enjoy free communication.
In 1984, two of the greatest sacrifices in history were made. One
was the ascension of Heung Jin, which indemnified the failure of
Christianity and allowed all the good Christians in spirit world to
come down freely. The second was my stay in Danbury which indemnified
the national failure so that we could move up to the international
level. Thus, a new era has dawned. A new dispensational history can
begin upon this great foundation.
The victory of Danbury was culminated on August 20, 1985. The
following years-1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988- are the years of victorious
physical presence, or dominion, of the True Parents. After Danbury, I
immediately returned to Korea in order to restore a particularly dramatic
situation there. Then I worked on the Japanese situation. The presence
of Father had an important impact there. I returned to the United States
once again in order to achieve the same victory in this country.
So far, the Abel power has been overshadowed by the Cain power-that
of the left-hand side. But during these three years, l am pushing the
Abel power upward, coming toe-to-toe with the Cain power. Next, the Abel
power will go over and take dominion. Do you follow? As I said yesterday,
this year is the total mobilization year for the blessed couples and all
the members of the Unification Church on the final level-the worldwide
level. Just as I mobilized the Korean families in 1970 for the national
level, this time I would like to mobilize everyone for the worldwide
level in order to gain the final victory over the Cain world.
Actually, Danbury was a voluntary act on my part. I did not have to
return to America when I was in Korea at the time of the indictment. I
did not have to go to the courthouse for the trial. I am not a citizen
of the United States and this government had no power to arrest me in
Korea. But I did return to America to face the trial and go to prison,
if necessary, for the purpose of restoring the national and world level
dispensation. I accepted the sacrifice of Heung Jin in order that the
failure of Christianity could be indemnified. After the death of my
beloved son, how could I retreat in the face of the court battle? I
stepped forward and returned to this country as the front line soldier
to save this nation and the world.
While I was in Danbury, I was working to unite Christianity in
the United States by recruiting 7,000 ministers, the remnant. After
restoring that Christian foundation, the national foundation comes
next. While I was in prison, the Cain churches established Christian
churches-became united with the Unification Church. After the victory
of Danbury, we moved up to another level where the unification between
Father and the American nation became possible. Very complicated and
confused situations persist in Korea, Japan, and the United States.
There is only one solution remaining to all those countries: follow the
Principle taught by Reverend Moon. There can be no other prescription
for the sicknesses that beset those three countries.
I made every possible effort to support Ronald Reagan as President of
this country. But President Reagan has rebelled, in a way, and this is
why his power is dwindling. He may not end his term gloriously because
of his lack of courage to testify to us. For that reason, God will work
again to guide the selection of the next President.
The importance of this time period, according to God's schedule, is
comparable to forty years ago, right after World War II. At that point,
God gave such a great opportunity to the nations of the world but it
was not heeded. Instead, it was squandered and ended in failure. So I
have been laboring for forty years to lay the foundation again, all by
myself We have come once more to a great opportunity to save America
and the world.
Communists know clearly that the most fearful person in America is
not Ronald Reagan but Reverend Moon. North Korea is the most closed,
regimented society in the communist world. They have special textbooks
that they begin using with children at the age of seven. Those textbooks
say that the worst enemy of communism and the communist utopia is the man
who calls himself Reverend Sun Myung Moon. Thus even the seven-year-olds
in North Korea know the True Parent's name.
All the activities of our movement are progressing, such as
AULA-Association for the Unity of Latin America. There are 400 million
people in Latin America. That movement has involved many former, as
well as current, heads of state. We are working in many other areas
as well, including PWPA and ICUS, the Media Conference, ISC, as well as
the CAUSA movement. All have been done for one single purpose-to save
the nation and by doing so, to save the world.
Today is the celebration of the Day of the Victory of Love. As
you can see, this means the ultimate victory of true love. While I
was in Danbury prison, the evil forces of the world began to exhibit a
decline. Red China declared their swing away from absolute communism
and Marxism. The Soviet Union also realized that they have to adjust
their course; otherwise, their Marxism/Leninism will not work anymore.
The United States is declining into secular humanism.
Both the right and left camps have been declining. The hands keep
drooping down, like wilted wings, but there is still a center, a head.
That head is Godism. The time since Abraham and throughout the four
thousand years of Judeo Christian history has been indemnified during my
past forty years of work. That was a forty-year struggle during which I
laid the international and worldwide foundation. Now we are seeing the
emergence of Godism as the center. Because of that, both the right and
left wing camps are drooping down, losing their position. There is no
reason for them to exist anymore.
The first opportunity for the restoration of the world came
in 1945. The succeeding seven years were supposed to have seen the
fulfillment of God's will. That dispensation could have been consummated
by 1952, but it ended up in failure, as I explained today. Then forty
years later-in 1985-a new foundation was erected. Upon that, these seven
years until 1992 will see the true opportunity for the fulfillment of
the dispensation of God. Do you understand? You can see God's timetable
now. Within these seven years, the first three are the most crucial-that
is 1986, which we finished yesterday, l 987, and 1988. Thus these next
two years are going to be most pivotal.
1988 is such a dramatic year, even from an external, political
viewpoint. Everything is aimed at 1988. In that year, Korea will hold
its most significant elections. Japan, the United States, and Germany
will all have changes of government in 1988. France is going to hold
presidential elections in that year, as well. If the U.S. President is
elected from the current ranks of the Democratic Party, I can see that
this country will be plunged into another most difficult era.
No one knows this secret: Reverend Moon is caring more and worrying
more about this nation than any other religious or political leader of the
country, including the President. When you have been resting, sitting idly
and doing nothing, l have been totally focused on this situation. There
is not even one minute that I am separated from these problems. I am
glad to see that the missionaries from around the world have come to
hear my message on God's Day. You need to know God's timetable.
Now you must realize that the course is set for 1986,1987 and 1988.
This nation and world cannot sway any other way than the way of God.
Upon the victorious proclamation of the Day of Victory of Love, the
realm of death was conquered. Satan's forces have become dejected. As
soon as you seize the spirit of this Day of Victory of Love, you will
proclaim yourself to the world boldly and strongly and the satanic
forces will keep retreating. You will be a winner. This is the moment
we are living in now. It is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
It is true that unless nations and individuals follow the Principle
taught by Reverend Moon, no one can have hope.
In conclusion, many times you have heard about the victorious
foundation that Father has erected, but for whom was this foundation
laid? It was not for Father, but for the sake of you Unification Church
members in America and the world, so that it can become your launching
pad. It is for the sake of all of humanity, so we cannot look at this
as just the Unification Church's foundation. Ultimately the Unification
Church has to take off our own sign. "Unification Church"
is not important. The important thing is the salvation of humanity and
the fulfillment of God.
One sovereignty-God's sovereignty-must reign over all of humanity
forever. This is the will of God. All religions, including Christianity,
have been working to see this goal realized. Our stage is the world,
so the existence of the Unification Church is immaterial. The important
thing is to do God's will-reach to that ultimate goal which Father has
These three years are such crucial years. 1986 is over. During these
remaining two years, 1987 and 1988, I would like to mobilize every force
possible within the realm of the Unification Church and move the nation,
move the world. Everyone-the Unification Church, all Jewish people,
Christianity, all of humanity-is waiting to enter the new Israel, the
ultimate Israel. That is the victorious, God centered, chosen nation
and the beginning of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
This is the formula you must remember: 1945 plus forty years
equals 1985. Three more years brings us to 1988. Forty-three years are
the historical equivalent of 430 years of the Israelites in Egypt, the
sojourner's land. In a way, the Unification Church has been dwelling
in the worldwide Egypt-the sojourner's land-for these 43 years. Then the
Israelites made their Exodus and entered the land of Canaan. By the same
token, the Unification Church has come to the time of our Exodus and we
shall go into the land of Canaan.
The Israelites suffered more than 400 years in captivity in Egypt.
They were supposed to be in the position of kings and queens, like
royalty, but they were captured by the enemy and made into slaves. By
the same token, Father is in the king's position and has been captured
by Egypt's power and has been given a slave's work, in order to restore
those 430 as well as the 4000 years of human history. The time has come
now that we can get out of Egypt. The shackles of slavery have to be cast
off. We must go through the Sinai desert successfully and enter Canaan. We
are not going out alone but we are also taking the American people-the
nation and government-with us into the land of Canaan. Do you follow?
1988 is, therefore, a most crucial moment in the dispensational
history. Not only ourselves but also the American nation as a whole shall
be focused and dedicated to God's victory in 1988. We must mobilize the
spirit world. Without that, no great crusade can be successful. Each
one of you must be good enough-you must set enough conditions- that the
spirit world can come down and assist you.
During the time of the great plagues upon the land of Egypt, the
Israelites were instructed to protect themselves by putting lamb's blood
on their door pillars. By doing that, the Angel of Death passed over
their houses and they were spared, but all the first-born sons in every
other home throughout Egypt were killed. The Israelites were saved by
that condition of the lamb's blood. By the same token, you must set a
similar condition and post the lamb's blood in a symbolic way. In that
way, the power of death can skip over you.
We are going to set this condition this year. I have instructed that
a special poster be designed. These posters should be put all over the
country-on every large tree and building in every town-so that the power
of death can pass over. Blessing can come to those places because of
you. This time you can drive everywhere-town to town, city to city-in
order to cover the entire country.
Within these next six months every village will be visited. Your car
should have a sign in the top right-hand corner of the windshield that
shows how many towns you have visited. It should read "U-25"
or whatever. "U" stands for Unification, or United Nations. We
are launching a most spectacular patriotic movement this year to lift up
this nation to a new wave of patriotism. We are going to create posters
that say, "Let's unify the land," and "One world under God"
When we are moving around the country, it is almost like a Unification
army covering the country everywhere.
From U-1 to how many? It's up to you. 200? 500? 1,000, 2,000,
10,000? It's entirely up to you. Detailed instructions have been given
to the regional directors and the campaign will begin from January 4.
This will invoke the power of spirit world-incredible assistance will
come to the towns where the posters have been put up. The people of those
towns, even without knowing why, will feel uplifted and inspired to do
something to help the country. We will mobilize such a booming spirit
that truly God-centered people can be chosen in the next elections for
the Congress, Senate and White House.
One major difference between you and Father is that you don't
understand the dispensational time factor. I have an absolute awareness
of where we are on God's timetable. Gradually, we are coming to the
point where any political leader who is aspiring for the White House
will have to be approved by God.
In seventy days, CAUSA had the power to get the signatures of 10
million Americans. You will have to buy a bugle so you can blow it
after you put up the posters. Blow the horn and declare to the world,
"Come and hear! The time has come for unification. We have to make
this one world under God!" When you blow the bugle, those ten
million people who signed the CAUSA forms will hear it. You can say,
"Now Reverend Moon is launching this campaign and you should join
with us. Go out and poster your own villages, churches, neighborhoods.
Bring your relatives and friends, too" You can assemble people in
the towns and make moving speeches about patriotism. Inspire the people
so that they can commit themselves to the cause. Then you can organize
them and push them out to do the same as you do. Do you understand me?
Shall we do it, or not?
The ultimate goal is to enter the worldwide land of Canaan. After
the Israelites went into Canaan, they suffered tremendous difficulties.
Why? Instead of setting a new tradition and living a God-centered way of
life, they succumbed to the influence of the surrounding satanic culture.
They became part of the society which already existed there. They were
supposed to love and promote a God-centered nation first, then they would
have been free to enjoy material goods. But they put themselves first,
rather than the nation.
You can imagine how much suffering Father has gone through to erect
the foundation for these last forty years. It was most incredible. When
you consider that I want to pass on this foundation to you, how can you
say, "I am not willing to be mobilized. I don't want to go the road
of suffering"? Actually, I have suffered because of you-and your
relatives, parents, and ancestors. Also, I have suffered because of your
nation. I paid indemnity for them; now it is your turn. I walked this
road of suffering for forty years and I am asking you to walk it within
seven years. Then you can inherit my foundation. 1985 plus seven-already
1985 and 1986 have passed and we have five more years until 1992.
I laid this foundation under unbelievable opposition, including
incarceration in prisons on many different occasions. How can you say
you cannot do this when there is a more welcoming atmosphere in the world
today? Anybody who wants to inherit this victory without fulfilling his
share of responsibility is like a thief. You are following Father, so you
must follow my example; you must walk my path. But your job is actually
simple because I have already done 95% of the work. All you have to do is
continue during these next three years. How can you say you won't do it?
Today is the Day of the Victory of Love. Today's significance is
the defeat of the realm of death. Love has won. True Parents have won.
Upon this foundation, you will bring the victory. Shall we do it? Thank
you very much and God bless you.
Dr. Pak: Father has asked me to recognize someone. This significant
day celebrates the sacrificial victory of Heung Jin Nim, who was a
true son of filial piety and a wonderful representative of True Parents'
family. In order to allow the free flow of communication between Heung Jin
Nim and this earth, a permanent family was secured for him. As you know,
on February 20, 1984, the True Parents gave the Blessing to the spirit
of Heung Jin Nim and his physical bride on the earth He can work more
freely as the commander-in-chief of the young people in the spirit world
and also in the physical world Hoon Sook Nim was the bride chosen that
day, so at this time Father would like to ask her to be recognized.
Now Hoon Sook Nim has been given the mission by True Parents to
restore the artistic world, particularly the world of ballet. For that
reason, the Universal Ballet Company was created two years ago, with
headquarters in Seoul, Korea But eventually it will come to Washington,
D. C., creating a new tradition. Thus ballet, which is one of the
highest artistic forms, shall be guided by this model, the Universal
Ballet Company. That particular project has been designated the Heung
Jin Nim Memorial project Furthermore, all the proceeds from that project
will go to a scholarship fund for young people. Again, we are most deeply
grateful to our True Parents for this.