REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
WHEN IT WAS OVER,
IT TURNED OUT
TO BE LOVE
February 3, 1987
True Parents' Birthday
World Mission Center - Grand Ballroom
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Who are those of you assembled here? You say "Moonies," but
what is that? Are you men and women from the moon? When we think of the
moon we think of a gigantic circle in the night sky. Beyond that
familiar moon, there is also the sun. What is beyond the sun? There is
also the sun of love, and that is God. The most important heavenly
bodies are the moon and sun. Famous people are commonly called stars;
many people yearn for stardom. But the way of life of the Moonies is
greater than stardom.
The moon changes from one day to the next. The full moon is seen on
the fifteenth day of the month, according to the lunar calendar, and
the new moon is seen on the first day. Which aspect of the moon is most
appealing to you-the full moon or the virtually invisible new moon? You
like to see the full moon, but which time of month would you prefer to
be on-the time approaching the full moon, or the time of decline after
the full moon? On the first day of the month the moon is insignificant,
but then every day it grows until the fifteenth, when it becomes a full
moon. That is the period of building up, like the first half of a day.
Then afterwards, even though the very next day the moon is almost as
full, it is descending toward smallness again. So it is like the second
half of a day, heading toward nighttime. Which would you look forward
to-the daytime or the nighttime? You say "daytime" very
Let's say you had a choice of living on the stars, the moon, or the
sun. Which would you choose? My name contains them all: Sun,
Myung-which means bright light-and Moon. Which would you prefer to be-a
Moonie or a Sunnie? In order to become a Sunnie, you have to free
yourself completely from all shackles and become a real, true entity.
Have you done that? What is the difference between Moonies and
Sunnies? There is an important difference. The moon receives light and
then reflects it, while the sun is the generator of the light and gives
it out everywhere. Therefore, the difference between Moonies and
Sunnies is also obvious. The Moonies are those who can only gain their
strength from Father, receiving his light and encouragement, then
giving it out. But, for Sunnies it doesn't matter whether Father is
present or not. Sunnies are dynamos themselves, giving out light to the
world whether I am here or not.
The wish of Heavenly Father, as well as my own desire, is for you
to become such a Sunnie. Don't stay too long on the Moonie level;
promote yourself to a Sunnie. Would you like to do that? You will give
up being a Moonie? Throughout my life, I have stirred up things;
therefore, everywhere I go there is controversy, particularly where it
is most dark. That is what we must do: bring light to the darkness and
that is why many people consider Reverend Moon's life to be
controversial. Would you also follow that pattern? Would you like to
stir up things wherever you go, even becoming controversial yourself?
What do you think-are there more sunny days or more dark, gloomy
ones in the Western world? What about Father's lifetime-do you think I
have experienced more bright, sunny days or more cloudy, dark ones? On
a cloudy day, you cannot see the sun. When you look at the sky, all you
see are the dark clouds. Just as there are many cloudy days in our
weather, the life of the Unification Church, particularly the life of
Reverend Moon, is intertwined with sunny and cloudy days, but there
have been more cloudy days, more gloomy and dark days of persecution.
That does not mean the sun was not shining-it is always shining behind
the clouds-but it was covered up so people could not see it.
How many typhoon and hurricane days do you think I have experienced
in my lifetime? I'm sure there have been a great number of hurricanes
and typhoons in this world, but within my lifetime I have experienced
more spiritual hurricanes than you could imagine. Why is that? In a
way, the interaction of clouds causes typhoons. The history of the
Unification Church is something like that-it has been covered all the
time by clouds. They have always blocked the sun so that people can
only see darkness. Evil and satanic forces have been trying to block
the benevolent, pure, shining sunlight.
Do most tragic and difficult things occur above the clouds or below
them? Where do the difficult weather phenomena occur? They occur below
the clouds. The people who can continue to survive and prosper even
under constant turbulent weather conditions will be the men and women
who always remember that the sun is there above the clouds. Those men
and women who have experienced the bright light of a sunny day can have
the energy to go on and persevere through the darkness of the
hurricane; they know another sunny day is ahead of them.
How, then, can we members of the Unification Church survive and
prosper during these difficult, dark and turbulent days? Only those who
have the power of absolute faith, those who have seen the sunrise of
the coming of the Lord will survive. They become the survivors who
maintain absolute conviction in the midst of difficult days. They know
difficulties are temporary and will pass away, and that the bright,
broad sunlight will eventually return. Only with that kind of
conviction can they have the power to overcome the difficulties of the
You said you want to become Sunnies. Do you think it is easy to
do? What is the nature of the sun? The sun is burning itself-its own
body is being consumed in order to give out energy. By the same token,
if you want to become a Sunnie, you have to "burn up"
yourself in order to give energy and warmth to the world. If your life
energy and warmth is not strong enough, you will be overcome by the
power of darkness. so you should be stronger than any darkness that
surrounds you. As the sun burns itself, does it shrink or become
larger? When you burn up fuel, does it increase or decrease? Don't you
know that energy is decreased when it is burned What about the
Imagine that the sun itself had a mind to think about the fact that
its limited resources were being depleted a little more every day. How
would it feel? Since there is an ongoing depletion of the sun's mass,
that means it will face its moment of death someday-unless there is
some way that the sun is recuperating, regaining more energy and supply
for its output. Otherwise, it will definitely come to a point when it
will no longer be able to give out light and heat. Then what will
happen? All the creatures of the earth will die, as well, because they
depend upon the sun for life. What about the clouds-will they vanish
and die, also? If there is no sun, there can be no clouds. Everything
If eventually the sun vanishes, that means all the water on earth
would turn to ice; the earth would become a big chunk of ice. What do
you think-within such a chunk of ice, would there be room for Moonies
and Sunnies? Thus we come to the conclusion that no matter what
happens-no matter what sorts of phenomena we may see on the earth- one
thing is certain: we cannot let the sun die. Therefore, there must be
some source of refueling for the sun. Who shall be doing that
refueling? Can we create a big laboratory and bring out giant buckets
of gasoline to pour into the sun's reservoirs? Is there such an
instrument? For the sun to survive, it must have some way of bringing
back its lost energy so it can be restoring itself all the time. It
must be recycling its energy somehow. The sun is a hot chunk of mass.
Within the universe, there must be some other element with which the
sun can interact and from which the sun can receive some energy.
The Unification Church suffers a great deal; we willingly and
voluntarily make sacrifices. We do that because it is necessary. That
means there is a demand for it. Someone else required such sacrifices
in order to live. The Unification Church has been paying that price.
Our job has been to eliminate the period of darkness, to clear up those
clouds which have been obscuring the sun from humanity. What kind of
people are you, those who are called Moonies? What can be said about
the Moonies? First of all, they are the people who have the highest,
most noble philosophy. If anybody is greedy, the Moonies are the
greediest because their ambition is not only to dwell within God's love
but even to liberate God. We want to free God from His sorrow. Thus no
one is harboring a greater ambition than the Moonies. Truly, we want to
possess the deepest love of God's heart.
From another perspective, someone might say that the Moonies are
the worst possible people because they are so greedy. Satan likes to
criticize Reverend Moon and say, "He is the most terrible
character who ever showed up on the face of the earth" Satan likes
to portray Reverend Moon as a monster. Do you like to hear such
things? You do not want to be a part of the satanic world so you have
joined entirely on Father's side, saying, "No, we are following
Reverend Moon" Therefore, you will find yourself in the same
position as 1, being persecuted and reviled by the world.
Wherever you go, wherever you live, people will be shocked and
horrified to hear that you are a Moonie. They will fear you and think
that their town or village will suffer because you are there, so they
will try to get rid of you. Moonies are not riding into their cities
and towns upon golden chariots like kings and queens. You are entering
almost like beggars, humbly fund raising with peanuts and flowers. But
even with that, the villagers do not want to accept you and try to
drive you away. This results from a blind mind-set on their part;
there is no reasoning behind it, but rather it is just an irrational
impulse-reject the Moonies, no matter what. But the second generation,
the young people, can observe such an attitude on the part of their
parents and see that it is totally unreasonable. They say, "Why
should my parents treat the Moonies like that? They haven't done
anything evil" Thus the younger generation moves toward us.
What will happen? The first generation which has blindly rejected
the Moonies is passing away, while the second generation, which is
going to take over management of the world in the future, is more and
more on our side. That is why we have so many young people in this
auditorium today. Even if we are mistreated by the first generation,
we can look forward to the future. There we will not only become
Sunnies; we will move on to become "Kingies" Our march will
never cease; we represent the future.
We have come to that time when the rejecting, persecuting
generation is passing away and the new horizon is opening up. The time
will come when the forces who rejected the Unification Church-the
nations and sovereignties, the forces of democracy as well as
communism-will decline. Their days are truly numbered; they will not be
here much longer. That includes the adherents of secular humanism,
people who glorify materialism. They are being moved out of the
planet. Look at you Moonies. You are young people and you represent
the next generation, the future. You are united with this incredible
family and ideology of unification. The younger, second generation will
inherit the world and we are going a step further-we will inherit the
Kingdom of God on the earth. History is definitely moving toward that
What about the-American political system? For one period of time,
the Democratic Party holds power; then the Republican Party takes
control. In the meantime, the country is heading downward into more and
more moral degradation. Look at the state of the young people who are
espousing free sex and drugs. From the viewpoint of God, this country
is virtually in its death throes. Many people have written off the
future of the United States; they cannot see any hope for it. People
know that the mighty power of the Pentagon, even with its nuclear
arsenal, cannot bring any new strength or health to the American way of
life. The country is going down continuously, despite all its build up
of weapons. There was a time when people put their hope in science and
believed that technology would liberate mankind. That hope has been
gone for a long time now.
Nowadays people are desperately searching elsewhere and many people
are coming to the realization, "The Moon philosophy might be our
hope" What is the Moonie power? By sprinkling around the Moonie
power, we have found what a healing effect it has. It can heal people
from their drug habits, from immorality and promiscuity and homosexual
problems. We have experienced that. So when Moonie power is sprinkled
around, the clouds of darkness vanish; people can see their value and
they can kind their true direction. When applied to the individual,
family, society, nation and world, we can clearly see the right
direction, where we should be going.
Equipped with that Moonie power, when you men encounter a beautiful
woman, you don't feel the selfish desire to entice her. Isn't that
true? Something is governing you, some strength has come to you. When
you have that Moonie power, you are protected from the temptations of
the world, such as money, fame, and carnal pleasures. Another important
aspect: when you have Moonie power, you do not consider yourself just
the citizen of your country, such as, "I'm an American, first and
foremost" Rather you always think of yourself, "I'm a
universal person, a child of God"
The director of the forces of Moonie power is Reverend Moon, isn't
that correct? Reverend Moon has told you, "As universal men and
women, you have to link the four corners of the earth. Therefore, I
want to see you bring the North Pole together with the South Pole in
one universal family. The white people represent the North Pole, like
the polar bear; the black people represent the South Pole. Bring them
together and create the universal family" When you hear that, all
you Moonie men and women say, "Yes, Sir" Some white people
simply don't want to see that happen. They want to do anything to tear
apart such unity, but all of a sudden they will completely lose
strength. There is no room for such an attitude. Do you understand
We can just stand and observe this passing generation as they are
marching toward their end. There are many proud nations, such as
Japan-which says, "We are the Number One economy,' end the United
States, which says, "We are the first citizens of the world"
But we will see about that. I know they will all find the end of their
road because they are all following the same materialistic path. So you
Moonies have a lot to watch. You can enjoy the show. You can say,
"Yes, that's exactly the way it was predicted. Ha-ha-ha" I
know that when ordinary white people come and hear such things as this,
they cannot stand it. They feel great animosity and hatred toward such
an idea. But we have absolutely no fear. We know that everything is
going according to the program, like clockwork.
We are actually waiting to receive persecution, because we know
that wave has to pass over us and we have to go beyond it. Therefore,
we say, "Let it come" If nobody per persecuted us, I would
have to ask you to go out and start a controversy so you would get
persecuted. Do you think Moonies are very exciting people? We have been
receiving attack over and over, but the time will come when the tables
are turned. We will see that the opposition crumbles so quickly that
they will have no energy or courage to even stand up to us. The world
has become corrupted from within, and it has no energy to get up and
Look at the situation of the family as well as the corruption
within all realms of society. People have lost everything- their wife,
husband, children have all gone away. They are just completely
demoralized. Thus the country itself is lost; it is no longer intact.
The society is virtually on its death bed. When the Moonies are moving
forward, no one out there will resist. Do you feel good about that?
When you say you feel good, what does that mean? Do you want to go out
and save them, have compassion on them and restore them? Are you really
going to commit yourself to sacrificing and suffering for them? You are
an unbelievable bunch of people!
The situation here in America at the end of the twentieth century
is truly one of devastation. Every sector of American life today is
pitiful. That is the reality. Could you ever say, "l want to be
part of that corrupted, dying society"? What will you do, then?
Would you use the communist method-just take up machine guns and
destroy them all? Then they would certainly leave you alone. Is that
what you would like to do? If not, what would you do?
We have a special prescription or solution. It is not a killing
prescription but rather a restoring one-Home Church. We have divided
cities into sectors, taking responsibility for our areas. We want to
become tribal messiahs for them. In this way, new vitality has been
created; the new engine is turned on. By pouring new energy into this
society, we will see its resurrection. Then what? We want to convert
this dying, desolate society into the Kingdom of Heaven. We will turn
this desert into an oasis and bring in the spring by centering upon the
love of God. We will transform the people into a united, ideal
Who has suffered the most within the Unification Church? Why do you
say it was Father? Well, Father certainly looks prosperous. I have
everything I could need-automobile, home, clothing, money. What do you
mean by suffering, I then? If there had been no fall of man in the
beginning, love would have been consummated on the vertical line. Both
the right side and the left side would have belonged to God's realm.
But because of the fall and the creation of fallen nature, all these
parts of heaven-both right and left-were taken under the satanic
domain. Therefore, a new horizontal line must be created, a new right
and left, a new heavenly territory. Through the fall of man, everything
was turned opposite. What was supposed to be left became right; what
was supposed to be right became left. In order to go into full
restoration, you have to go through the crossroad. In other words,
starting out from the left side, you have to go right; from the right
side, go to the left.
As a consequence of the fall, all of humanity came to dwell below
the horizontal line. It appears that evil people in the fallen world
flourish, while good, righteous people appear to suffer. There is an
ongoing human conflict between good and evil. From the individual
level, it broadens its scope through the family, tribe, clan, society,
nation and world. In order to cross the horizontal line into a new
order, everyone has to go through a period of chaos, void,
nothingness. So the spirit of total denial and doubt comes to every
level, including the individual, family, society, nation and world.
This is a natural phenomenon.
The left-wing, representing evil and the satanic side, has actually
been occupying the right side of the world. Now it is moving toward the
true left side and the right side, which has been suffering so much
within the evil world on the left side, is coming out toward the true
right side. The Unification Church movement is born out of this
juncture. On the left-hand side, the time of surrender has begun.
Individually, people really want to see Reverend Moon as a good man,
and recognize him on the individual level, as well as on the family,
clan, tribal, national and world levels. It takes about seven years for
such recognition to come to its full fruition. Those seven years will
be over in 1992.
1945 was a momentous year; seven years added to that was 1952. The
forty years since 1952 will be finished in 1992. During this time, all
the evil forces who have adamantly opposed our movement will be in a
position to recognize the good force and surrender to it step-by-step.
Then unification will take place and the new order shall be created.
So far, we have had the classification of right-wing and left-wing. But
with the new order of the Unification movement, we are building up the
"head-wing" or the central wing. We are creating the
individual head-wing, the family head-wing, the tribe, society,
national and world head-wing, or center wing. When we reach that point,
we will reach and go beyond the horizontal line. What will we see
then? No longer will the right signify righteousness and the left,
evil. Instead, both left and right shall be part of heaven's
territory. The original situation shall be restored for the first time
in history, and that is what we call the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Now we see that the two conflicting worlds of democracy and
communism are dying. But almighty God will not allow them both to
perish without having some alternative. He will let them die only so
that they can be absorbed into the new order, the new world. That new
world will encompass and embrace both camps of the old world.
Everyone has to go through this crossing point, which is almost
like the moment of judgment. You have to cleanse yourself of your past
and become a new creature. That is the mission of the Unification
Church. It will happen first on the individual level, then on to the
family, tribe, society, nation and world. From that point, we can say
that the true nation that God can recognize will come into being. The
true parents, true brothers and sisters, and true teachers that God can
recognize will come into being. The opposite of true is false, so there
have been false nations, false parents, false brotherhood, and false
One of the greatest sources of controversy surrounding the
Unification Church is that you call Reverend and Mrs. Moon your True
Parents. Your parents say, "What are you talking about? We are the
ones who gave you birth" That is why, in many cases, parents have
been so negative and have even tried to kidnap their children from the
Church. Also there were strong repercussions when you claimed,
"These people in the Unification Church are my true brothers and
sisters, seemingly disregarding your own physical brothers and
sisters. That is why the world was so upset and persecuted us.
Teachers have claimed, "The Unification Church is teaching a
heretical and perverted theology. We have the right teaching" They
have tried to protect their old concepts, but these will not last.
Our goal and destination is absolutely clear. We want to be true in
everything: true nation, true parents, true self, true brothers and
sisters, true teachers. Then we want to build the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth. But we are not going to end there. We will move on to the
Kingdom of Heaven in heaven, which will go on forever and ever. This is
God's program. No matter what, it will unfold; it will happen. So we
are in the mainstream, the center, of that event. We were chosen to
play a central role. This is our privilege and our determination
today. Do you follow?
When Reverend Moon began his pioneering task, were there a lot of
people to help? Do you think there was even one assistant in those
beginning days? There was a time when Father was completely alone. No
one else was helping. But I was declaring, "This is the true
individual, family, society, nation, and world" No one but I was
representing this heavenly goal. When I began my pioneering task, did I
l start from the highest throne of God in Heaven, or from the lowest
possible dungeons of hell on earth?
In 1945, right after the end of World War II, God provided a golden
opportunity for humanity when the restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven
could have taken place relatively quickly. God's plan was to consummate
the entire restoration process within seven years-1945 to 1952-if
established Christianity had united. You know, however, that the
opportunity of that time was lost. Therefore, l had to build up a new
foundation through the Unification Church, a task which took forty
years. The foundation which has been laid today goes far beyond the
original foundation which existed in 1945.
All of that foundation from 1945 was lost; not only that, but it
turned into an enemy to God's dispensation. Therefore, in order to
build up a new foundation, I had to begin from the very bottom of the
pit and endure incredible opposition. For forty years, I have been
building up that foundation step-by-step. 1985 was the fortieth year
and at that point, the successful foundation needed for the ultimate
restoration of the world was recreated. Therefore, we have come to
another time, the second opportunity for the golden age of restoration
of the world. 1985 to 1992 is the new seven-year period for that to
happen. But this time, we don't have to rely upon anyone else's
foundation because Father has built his own-the Unification Church
Today we are in the middle of a very important period of history.
During the three-year period of 1986, 1987 and 1988, our movement has
to excel in every realm- spiritually and also physically. We have come
to that point.
Today we are celebrating Mother's 44th birthday and my 67th
birthday. These are providentially significant numbers. As you know,
Satan took away the number 4 when he invaded the heavenly four-position
foundation. Also the number 6, representing the day of the creation of
man, was lost to Satan. Therefore, the total number of days of
creation-seven-was also lost.
1986 was a most important year, the first of these pivotal three
years. In that year, I returned to Korea and made substantial inroads
within the leadership of the religious world, as well as the political
world. The sort of accomplishment which we achieved last year was
something that even the Korean government couldn't do. We mobilized the
entire nation through our Victory Over Communism crusade. Especially
within the capital city of Seoul, we have made tremendous strides.
Every segment of the city has been touched; all the leaders have been
chosen, educated and organized, so it is a virtually iron-clad
organization. The Korean government did not have that sort of ability
to organize the people, but we did. It is now a common understanding
among all the Korean people that the person who can best defend the
country from the hateful, warmongering North Korean Kim n Sung is
Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Reverend Moon's strategy is not just to restore this great nation
of America to God's domain but to liberate the very center of the
communist world-the Soviet Union. Our ultimate goal is the liberation
of Moscow. Without that, God cannot be liberated from His sorrow, and
the True Parents cannot be liberated from their anguish. The Moonies
shall be liberated at that point as well. From that point on, no one
under the sun will even think of persecuting the Moonies. Then, there
will be no more clouds between the sun and humanity. Everyone will be
able to see the bright sunshine all the time. We shall be anointed not
only as Sunnies but will move on to Kingies at that point. Each one of
us shall enjoy the eternal true love of God, basking in that warmth and
The way you celebrate True Parents birthday is very important. Just
to come and be happy is not enough. You have to know the True Parents'
life history and their motivation-their life's beginning point and
goal. As I already explained, that Journey began in 1945 and has
continued during forty years of persecution. Our goal is the
unification of the world-heaven and earth.
What is the title for today's message? "When It Was Over, It
Turned Out To Be Love" Now let us draw the conclusion. The
restoration of mankind can be divided into eight different stages,
beginning from the servant of servants' position and going on to the
servant's position, adopted son's position, stepson's position and
son's position. Then it goes to the mother's position, the father's
position, and it finds its consummation in God's loving bosom. That is
humanity's ultimate destination. There we will be dwelling in the world
of love, the direct domain of God's love.
You can well imagine that throughout his lifetime, Reverend Moon
has been hated and pursued by Satan more than anyone else was
throughout history. Father has gone through the entire spectrum of
human misery, from the very bottom all the way to the top. I had to
experience all the suffering of humanity. I could not circumvent or
overlook any aspect of human suffering. This is why my past forty years
have involved the worst possible misery.
I started from the servant of servants' position and I tried to
become the "king" of servants, the best servant of servants
that ever existed. In order to become the king of servants, you must be
the model, fulfilling the worst difficulties of any servant
imaginable. There have been so many people who died tragically under
the most miserable conditions. Even those people can come and bow down
before me and say, "Yes, you suffered more than I did"
There are many black people within this congregation. The history
of the black race has been one of deep suffering and misery. Some black
people, therefore, feel hatred toward white people, saying, "I
can't forgive white people because they have always mistreated us"
But those black people can see Father and know that he has suffered
more than they. Father can tell them, "I understand. I also went
through such experiences" Then these people can bow down and say,
"Yes, I know you suffered ten, even a hundred, times more than we
did" Their hearts can be comforted and melted.
This is why God can be proud of Reverend Moon, who was sent as the
king of suffering. In other words, no one in history has suffered more
than Reverend Moon, for the sake of God. Because of that, God can say
to the people, "Look what My son has done" Everyone else's
suffering becomes smaller at that point. Even Satan cannot say any more
to Father because Father's suffering is far beyond Satan's
There are many convolutions and ups and downs in history, but
basically it can be summed up within the eight stages of Father's
pioneering task. From the servant of servants' position to the
servant's position and all the way up to the love of God, I covered the
entire spectrum by suffering every step of the way. That was the road
of indemnity. No matter what suffering I have faced, I would never take
a weak position or say, "God, this is too much. I cannot bear any
more. I will not shed any more tears" I will never say that.
The path of suffering should not be distinguished by misery and
tears; rather it should be embroidered with the Joy of acceptance.
Tragedy must be converted into joy. Every step of the way, on every
level, I have been striving to attain the kingship, to become the model
for that particular level: the king of servant of servants, the king
of servants, the king of adopted sons, the king of stepsons, and so
forth. Father has walked every step of the way, achieving everything to
the fullest degree.
Yes, I have shed tears but not tears of weakness and complaint to
Heavenly Father; rather my tears were for the sake of humanity. Always
my attitude has been, "I know, Heavenly Father, that You cannot
abandon mankind; You have to save them. By the same token, I will never
give up on humanity. Even if You must use me as a sacrifice to save
others, please do that"
God always checked with Satan, saying, "What do you think,
Satan, should I listen to Reverend Moon or not?" Even though he
didn't want to, Satan always had to say, "Yes, God, he does
deserve Your support" Satan has to testify for Father and say,
"Even under the worst kind of suffering, Reverend Moon never
complains or thinks of himself No one has ever lived like that before.
For that reason, I have to surrender and completely separate myself
from him" Satan has to acknowledge that Reverend Moon has walk the
road of liberation.
I have traveled to all the continents of the world, and established
Holy Grounds in every nation, including the most miserable, small,
suffering countries. No matter what country I go to, I always have
confidence that I can comfort the people there and restore them because
I think, "I have done more suffering than these people. Because of
that, God, please help and save this nation" I have consistently
prayed such a prayer, even in the smallest and poorest nations of the
world. That is the road of restoration.
If there had been no fall of man, the beginning point of everything
would have been glorious. But instead, the beginning point was tragedy,
suffering and misery. Forty years ago, I was doing the things I have
described to you, but nobody believed. Today you can believe it because
everything has been accomplished and completed. It is in the past. This
is why Father always insists on the rule: I accomplish it first, then I
speak about it.
Forty years ago, when I explained the need to liberate the heart of
God and humanity, as well as eliminate the sin of mankind, nobody could
believe it. Moreover, they would look at me and say, "You're
crazy" They treated me like an insane person, although I was
speaking the truth. For forty years, I have walked a lonely path.
Therefore, as a Moonie, if you are trying to figure out ways to avoid
difficulties and suffering, then you are a fake. What I have gone
through in the past forty years-all the stages of suffering-has been
condensed, in a way, into a small segment of seven years. All you have
to do is walk that seven-year path, and the method of walking that path
is the Home Church providence.
The course of Jacob had to be walked by the Israelites. The course
of Moses had to be walked by the Israel nation. The course of Jesus
must be walked by the people of the world. By the same token, the
course of the True Father must be walked by each of you. If your seven
years is a period of difficulty and a path of thorns, do not avoid
that. Do not avoid the persecution, receive it. During your seven
years, you will be converting the hostile world into a loving world,
one that will open its doors and welcome you as a tribal messiah. That
is happening because of the conditions of victory set in Danbury. Your
job in Home Church is becoming much easier because of that Danbury
The suffering period consists of eight stages and also the
restoration period has eight stages: individual, family, clan, tribe,
society, nation, world and universe. Our slogan for this year is
"Unification of the Fatherland" Where do we accomplish this
unification? It is through the Home Church providence. Thus you must
follow my directions and fulfill the mandates. Give to others with true
love. Then you can talk about it and tell me whether it worked or not,
but first you must obey.
The entire consummation is centered upon you. Unless you do it,
nothing will happen. Unless you act, the ideal family, tribe, nation
and world will not come about. What will be your attitude? Will you
try to dodge the suffering period, or will you plunge into it and
convert it into joy? The course of restoration is one of breaking
through, penetrating. Do you follow?
Up till now, I must say, your practice of the Moonie way of life
has been fake to the point of being almost scandalous. On the road of
indemnity, how can you demand a salary? You have to be paid to do the
work of God? This is the road where you must invest your flesh, blood
and every ounce of energy. This is the kind of investment you must
make. When we have paid the indemnity, when we have consummated that
road, we will come to a different level. But until we reach that point,
nothing less than total commitment is required. That is the road of
indemnity. Today is the day you must repent. You must say, "Yes,
it is true, I have not been a good enough Moonie. But I will be
different from now on"
When Korea was still under the occupation of Japan, Father was
suffering in prison for the sake of the independence of Korea. At that
time, my captors tried to tempt me e by saying, "If you will
recant, we will give you freedom, as well as glory, honor, money and
women" But I chose to remain on the suffering way. When I look
back on those days, I feel it was God's grace to be in jail. There I
was totally separated from normal earthly temptations, so I was
protected in that sense. Both the highest and the lowest echelons of
the Japanese imperial government united in order to persecute me. They
had not even one iota of sympathy for me in those days. But I bit off
that suffering and chewed it up.
In North Korea, I experienced imprisonment three times. Persecution
in North Korea came, primarily, because of money. Looking back on those
days, I can see that God was telling me, "Completely separate
yourself from money; have nothing to do with it" That particular
discipline was the grace given to me during my imprisonment. There was
an established Christian church in communist North Korea, but I could
not trust it. There was a government there, but I certainly could not
trust them. Thus I truly became stronger by thinking that there was no
one in the world that I could rely on except myself and God.
Every situation in Korea today will pass away-whether it is
political, social or economic. I see everything today as pan of the
passing phenomena which will not survive. I know the new order has to
come to that country, so I can be above all current situations. No
earthly power can become a temptation to me. When I came to the United
States, the entire free world banded together against me. I really have
no yearning in my heart for anything in the world. The world's
persecution helped me, in a way, by helping me to isolate myself from
When I look back upon my 67 years of life, I feel nothing but
intense gratitude filling my heart I see that every step of the way,
God wanted to give me something better and greater. All the suffering
was a method by which to gain something greater. I look at my life as
one of great blessing. I can see that God has been with me every step
of the way. From this point on, the foundation which God has erected
can never be diminished even one iota by any earthly power. Because of
my course of suffering, this foundation is completely rock-solid. I
can see nothing but the flowing love of God throughout my life,
supporting and protecting me.
The remaining path is a bright and rosy one. All I see ahead is a
wide open road into the Kingdom of Heaven- in heaven and on earth. I
can walk down that highway with true pride and confidence, filled with
gratitude. Up till now the time of suffering was like dwelling in the
nighttime; every step of the way was in darkness. The path of
restoration was like one night after another, on and on, with no
sunshine. But during this time, as I encountered barriers along the
way, I broke down each of them one by one and opened up the path,
enabling me to see larger and larger territory.
Now I can see the entire area; no compartments or barriers can
obstruct my view. In other words, in spirit world there are no more
fences. That is why the entire spirit world can now come down freely.
In the past, the ability of the spirit world to help was very limited.
Only with certain spiritual rapport could someone establish that single
vertical line of communication. Today it is different because the
compartments have been broken down and the barriers are gone. All the
forces of religion can now come down with great impact on earth.
In order to be entitled to the Kingdom of Heaven, you have to be
able to control the past, present and future. You have to be a
historical person. The spirit world represents the past; the present
time is the era of the True Parents; and the future will be God's era.
Adam and Eve received support from the archangel and God; also, the
entire world of creation was under their dominion. In order for you to
come to the Kingdom of Heaven, you must become a historical person
centered upon the love of God. Centered upon God's love, you must be
able to control the past-spirit world- the present, which is the
Parent's world, and the future, which is God's world. I devised a way
by which you could encapsulate that course. That is the Home Church
system. When you go to your area, you encounter all these things, so
you can practice there.
Many people ask, "How will Reverend Moon build the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth?" You have seen the blueprint this morning.
Nothing is lacking in the Home Church- all the facets are there.
Furthermore, all the information that Satan has, you also have. As an
individual, my entire life has been one of extraordinary suffering, but
then when I look at it from another direction, I see what a blessing it
was. God gave me that path in order to build the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth. God gave such suffering to Reverend Moon centering upon love.
He wanted to bestow His entire heavenly inheritance on the shoulders of
Reverend Moon and through him, to distribute it to you and all of
humanity. So you are the inheritors of this Kingdom.
But you must not put a scar on that inheritance. Father's entire
life was involved in this tradition, thinking, "I cannot leave
even one little defect in the God-given Kingdom of Heaven" By the
same token, that is the tradition for you. I am bequeathing that
Kingdom to you, so you must not become a person who shall leave any
mark of shame there. Do you have confidence? Do you want to receive
On this momentous, historical day of February 3, 1987 - January 6,
by the lunar calendar-Father has proclaimed to the world, "I
promise to give you all the inheritance I have received-the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth and in heaven" What determines whether you become
a winner or a loser? It depends upon whether you fulfill your
responsibility not to deface that inherited Kingdom, especially you
blessed families who are transferring the lineage. If you are
determined not to leave any scar upon the future, I can promise to
bequeath to you the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven.
Your stage to act upon is Home Church. This is where you can
practice Father's tradition and words, as well as fulfill the Blessing
and transfer God's lineage. With Home Church as the beginning point,
where do we go from there? Home Church will be elevated into tribal
church, then to national church, then to world church. Our goal is not
too far away. One layer will not be enough; we can make a second layer,
third, fourth and so on. We have to knit the world into different
layers of Home Churches. So you may think that the Home Church system
is sparse, but our goal is actually very near. We just have to begin.
Through Home Church, you will create your own tribe, nation, and
world. When this system is successful in three nations-the United
States, Japan, and Korea-we won't even have to worry about the rest of
the world. By means of modern electronic media, we can communicate with
the whole world. They can see the models in the United States, Japan,
and Korea. So converting and transforming the world is not that big a
task, once you get down to it.
By receiving the inheritance of Home Church, you are moving into
higher territory. But you are not going in a zigzag way there; instead,
you are like a comet, propelling straight forward to your ultimate
target, which is God's heart. On this momentous birthday of the True
Parents, let us pledge, "I shall become the true child of our
Heavenly Father and be victorious along this path, so all mankind can
ultimately dwell within the heart of God"
If that particular pledge is not fulfilled and is stained and
scarred instead, then this birthday will lose all its joy and it will
have no meaning. But I know you will not fail. God bless you.