REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
8,000 COUPLES BLESSING
July 5, 1987
Translator - Sang Kil Han
I had not planned to come here today, but when I heard that you
were meeting, I thought it might be a good occasion to speak to many
people. Therefore I decided to come. In the future when you organize
such a gathering, you and headquarters should contact me first for
approval; then the invitations you send out can indicate my
endorsement. If members receive an invitation, they may not know how to
take it, but when they find out that I know about the meeting, they
Those families who have children, raise your hands. How many of the
children of the 8,000 couples are present and how many are not?
Somebody should have the figures. Also, you should prepare statistics
for events like this so that when I ask questions you will have the
answers available. For instance, how many of the 8,000 couples are
living in this area? How many have children? How many boys? How many
girls? How old is the oldest? How many international couples are
In preparation for each anniversary of the 8,000 Couple Blessing,
you should compile all these statistics. Also, you should call the
different regions and find out how many couples are coming. On the
basis of such preparations, you can invite me to your anniversary
celebration and I will be happy to respond.
You should not take this kind of meeting lightly. Make sure
everybody comes, whether I am here or not. Then if I do come, the
meeting will be very powerful. Do you know the significance of a
gathering of the 8,000 couples? It is much more important and
meaningful than any conference of scientists or scholars.
When you hold your meeting on a Sunday, like today, you should make
sure that everybody comes since it is such an important event. If the
details are not arranged, members don't know how to respond and they
may or may not come. This is not a work day, so 100 percent of the
invited people should be here. You have to make good plans and lay a
strong foundation, which takes a lot of heart. So from now on, you
should organize the foundation and then invite me.
Does anybody know how many children have been born from this
Blessing? Each month, you should know how many children there are. This
looks like a multitude without a master; if so, you are in an inferior
position to the Israelites in the wilderness. Is that what you are? You
want to belong to somebody, don't you? You want to belong to some
nation, don't you? What nationality do you belong to? If you really
belong to True Parents, you should realize that all the other couples
belong to the same nationality.
I have been at Gloucester where fishing activities are being
organized for the season. I wanted to stay there for a few days to
organize the beginning of the program. Two hundred and sixty
participants are there, including all the Barrytown graduates, the
blessed couples' children from age 18 and over, and all the members of
Ocean Church. I am overseeing the program, but when I heard about this
meeting I came here.
Do you have any preference for what you would like me to do? You
can see me on other occasions. If I say I want to leave now, do you
have the right to say no? Those couples who feel very confident that
your child is the best child of all the blessed couples, raise your
(Testimonies by Georgia Lewis, speaking about her child and her
commitment to becoming an ideal couple; Valerie Shimoyama, speaking
about her Japanese / American marriage; and Mrs. Tacco Hose speaking
about making harmony within a marriage and the special difficulties of
You are strange people, aren't you? Strange and mysterious! Are
you sitting together as couples? It was in 1982, wasn't it, that the
Blessing took place? It's been five years. Time goes fast, too fast.
Those who haven't seen me in person since the Blessing, raise your
hands. No one.
What did I have in mind when I gave the Blessing to you? What did I
want to do after the Blessing? You have experienced some difficulties
in your marriage, right? Did I just match you and marry you and expect
you to have no problems? No, I have to keep encouraging and educating
you and helping you to become stronger.
Nobody likes to suffer or go through persecution. For whom are you
doing this? It is not for me, but for God and mankind. Our lifestyle is
very different from that of other people. Most people live only for
their own purpose; they aren't concerned about their nation or the
world. Our situation is different. We have taken up this difficult
lifestyle in order to help God and all humankind. This is the important
In the past, God was never able to enjoy a day of celebration
because of the human fall initiated by Satan. This has been Satan's
world. People have lived completely surrounded by Satan, so God has
always been concerned about liberating people. Originally it was God's
world and God was our Parent, but people in the fallen world have been
unaware of the original situation. Only God knew.
Heaven's side is one place and Satan's side is another place. How
can we connect them? No matter how hard fallen people try, they cannot
contact God's side; no matter how hard they work, they cannot cross
over to God's place. People can reach God only through a God-centered
God has been preparing a foundation in the "basement" of
the world, using religion. In this world basement many cultures exist:
Asian, European, African, Latin American, and so forth, each with
different backgrounds. There is also a collection of religions in that
basement: Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and so forth.
But they all disagree and fight among themselves. They have not been
able to unite. This is the difficult situation within the fallen
God's purpose is to unite religions and save mankind, making one
ideal world. He has worked through many kinds of people in the Old
Testament era and the New Testament era in order to save mankind. But
how can God make people one? If they do not unite, they cannot go to
the original world.
What about the Unification Church? What can we accomplish? Our
purpose is to unify the world and that means we have to feel oneness
with each other, share a common lifestyle, and create a common
culture. Rather than each person choosing an independent course, we
need a common direction. Since individuals go their separate ways in
our present world, how can the multitudes of people in the world today
gain unity? It isn't so easy.
Consider how difficult God's situation is compared to yours. One
sister today described how many difficulties a Japanese woman and an
American man experience even after living together for several years.
That is true. If it was not difficult, it would not be true. Truth is
difficult. That is the natural way. We might compare racial differences
to differences between colors. Red and yellow are quite distinct
colors, for example, and it is not easy to harmonize them.
International marriages are the most difficult kind of all. Why do
Moonies want to take on that kind of challenge? It's not because of our
human viewpoint but because of God's situation. We understand what God
and mankind have gone through. Those who undertake such a challenge
will liberate and eventually unite the world. Those who refuse to get
involved will not appear in such a world. You Moonies know that, but
most others don't.
You know the way. You are on God's side. In your mind you can
decide to do it. With love, you volunteer to undertake a difficult
marriage in order to develop true love for humanity. You make that
precious choice very seriously, knowing that God wants you to rescue
mankind and God. God cannot be liberated until the fallen world is
liberated. After God is free, He will bless all people.
Your situation may be difficult; you may have only one room to live
in, for example. I know that. But you are turning the spiritual world
upside down. In order to liberate God through love, you are making
these sacrifices. In terms of liberation, you are closer to God than
the rest of the people.
What is the meaning of a good person? A good person is one who
lives for the sake of others. The family member who is most dedicated
to the well-being of the family is a good person. Good people
automatically become the center of their environment. The outside world
doesn't know that, but the Moonies do. The most important thing is to
reach the center point. It is a universal phenomenon that good people
automatically arrive at a place of value. Our original mind knows that
good people reach the place of greatest significance.
Your mind should direct the actions of your body because your
original mind recognizes God's place and knows that a good person will
automatically reach the good world. Like a military officer, your mind
ceaselessly tells you to act for a good purpose. Every Moonie knows
How much persecution have I received since I came to America? Many
Americans wonder why I am here. My purpose is to make a contribution
to humanity. The United States is not heading in a good direction; in
fact, it is declining. Think about how difficult my situation has
been. Only God has understood it; Americans don't know it at all.
Instead they oppose me and say, "You are an enemy of our country.
Korea's situation is worse than ours so you should go back home."
I know very well that the people of the United States don't want
me, so why should I stay? It is for the sake of God and mankind. If the
present way of life continues in the United States, it will perish. Not
just anybody can help save this country - only one man. God is urging
me to save this country because if it perishes, God's providence will
be completely lost. All nations are looking at the situation of the
United States. Why has the family system broken down here if this
country's background is Christian? The Bible doesn't condone such a
situation, so who caused it? The American people don't want that
situation; God doesn't want it; Jesus Christ doesn't want it. It was
caused by Satan, working through bad people.
Satan uses people such as atheists and secular humanists because
they don't recognize that they should live for God. They don't consider
God's heart; they completely deny God. They have made America what it
is today. God cannot remain in such a situation. The American people
have virtually lost God and therefore this country is experiencing
God's punishment in the form of family and social breakdown.
Think about it. American young people are diseased with drugs. Who
will save them? The American government cannot do anything about it.
The Department of State and the Department of Defense cannot resolve
this situation. With all its scientific technology, with space programs
reaching the moon, the United States cannot reach the spirit world or
save it. Who can? It can be done Only with God's help.
I came to the United States 15 years ago and I organized this breed
of Moonies. Has it been hard? It is not easy to transform you. The
Moonie world is unlike the outside world and, being different, you find
yourself in difficult situations. Once you know God's situation you
feel you must do something. To fulfill God's purpose you want to break
out of the present world system, no matter how difficult it is.
I have chosen to take up the challenge. Both mankind and the
spirit world desperately need you. You Moonies are strong. Neither God
nor mankind will make your determination for you; you must make it.
Such determination is so precious and valuable. To help God and mankind
is the most valuable decision you can make, and once you have made it,
you should resolve not to complain.
If yours is an international marriage, will you complain and make
excuses? When you marry a person from another country and grow to love
him or her, you double God's territory. An international marriage is
most important because it enables a true person to connect two nations
and save them. One spouse may be an American with mostly German
ancestry and the other a descendant of Japanese samurai, but as long as
both know God's situation, they can build a marriage.
If you can understand the Japanese culture as well as that of the
United States and combine the two, uniting both countries for the sake
of God and mankind, you are achieving something wonderful. Who else in
history has done such a thing for God, mankind, the United States and
Japan? This is a historical consummation. God and mankind have been
yearning for such fulfillment; Japan and the United States have been
longing for it. Your marriage becomes the intersection of all these
realms. Isn't this a wonderful Moonie concept? This is our source of
pride and our authorization to receive God.
During this age in which I am living, people can attain such
victories. Without meeting me, you would never be able to reach such a
point, even if you tried for eternity. We are living at the same time
and you have met me and were blessed by me, so your blessed marriage at
this time should be your most prized possession. Once you make your
pledge of true love here, you can go throughout this country and even
visit many different countries and cultures without being hindered by
An ideal person doesn't erect any barriers. Whoever wants
boundaries is no model for others. A perfect person wants to eliminate
borders and see one common culture. Who made the many boundaries of
this world? It was people such as Americans, Koreans, Germans - but not
God. True people don't draw boundaries; they were made by Satan's side
working through people.
By the same token, the things of creation never heed man-made
boundaries. Does a snake ask someone for permission to cross a border?
Does a fly ask for a visa? Even an insect can travel freely, but what
about mankind? Aren't human beings the most valuable creatures? Who
made such restrictive laws? Black cattle can mate with white cattle
without restrictions; that is the natural way. Who opposes that? The
barriers of background and culture originated with Satan. The outside
world doesn't know that, but you understand it clearly and are willing
to marry someone from another background.
You should be willing to transcend boundaries because that is how
you become historical people. God longs for you to broaden yourself. In
the future, such people will be in positions of authority. If you
resolve to do it, you can take pride in that willingness.
Suppose in the future you have five children and each marries
someone of a different nationality. What language will those ten
people use? If each one claims that his or her country's language is
number one, what will you do? This may become a reality in your
lifetime, and it would be a big problem. Concerned about your family's
language, you will discuss the question among yourselves and ultimately
decide to use Korean - because it is the True Parents' original
You have to learn Korean. It is both a scientific and a spiritual
language. For instance, hundreds of different adjectives in Korean may
express the same concept, each one having a subtle variation in
meaning. There are hundreds of different ways of expressing color, for
instance, and in order to comprehend it you need a mind like a
computer. This is one reason Koreans tend to be intellectually sharp.
Only a spiritually attuned mind can do that.
Linguists say that people with the most highly developed language
will never perish. Japanese, for instance, normally cannot speak other
languages fluently because their ability to pronounce certain sounds is
limited. The reason that I could master English as well as I have at my
age is that I am Korean. Korean is the ideal language. God certainly
had this in mind when He developed it and He is proud of it.
As a result of meeting me, have you developed or have you
regressed? Have you improved just a little or a lot? People may leave
the church for one reason or another but eventually they have to
return. Do you think I am smarter than the ex-Moonies, or do you think
they are clever for having left and I am dumb for staying? I remain in
the movement because I am smart. Others may think they are smart to
leave, but eventually they will return.
In the near future the general public will come to understand what
you international couples have had to go through. All who meet you will
cheer and applaud you. They will consider you the pioneers, those who
sparked the revolution of goodness and true love. You are truly paving
the road for all others.
Your environment may change from time to time, but once true love
develops within you it will abide there eternally; it will never
change. Do you comprehend this? Can any of you say to me, "I
think I have some idea of what you are going through. Maybe I can lead
the Unification Church now"? No American or Korean can say that.
No matter how much money, power or knowledge you may have, you cannot
do what I am doing now.
From the bottom of your heart you keep yearning for me to come and
be with you because you cannot live without me. I am Korean, with no
American background, but it is the Americans who are crying out for
that. I represent something far beyond Korea, far beyond any country. I
represent true love and that is why you want to connect with me and
follow me. That is what distinguishes you from the outside world. You
have to know this.
Normally, when people give things up they can soon be reduced to
nothing because they exhaust themselves and have nothing more to give
out. But with true love, the situation is different. In true love, the
more we sacrifice for the sake of others, the more we grow. Our
internal capacity expands because of true love.
In the physical world, any motion requires a certain output of
energy. Every time motion occurs, energy is depleted until the supply
is exhausted. But that rule does not apply in the case of true love.
The more love we give, the greater the supply of love we have. God
wanted to exercise true, loving dominion over all things through His
sons and daughters because that way His power would never be
exhausted. The more we love our children with true, sacrificial love,
the more we will receive love in return and the more energy we will
have to keep on giving. Thus the greater the number of children, the
more energy will be available to fill the corners of the universe.
During these past 40 years many people have tried their very best
to destroy me, but has the Unification Church been damaged by their
efforts? It may have appeared to be weakened, but in the long run we
have become stronger and have developed a broader foundation. No one
can claim that I started out with a large foundation that has been
shrinking under attack and is in danger of disappearing. My life is an
example of the principle that the more one gives out, the greater one's
supply of love.
What has made this foundation grow? The power of true love brought
about this prosperity. The more people oppose me, the more I keep
loving them. That is my secret. When the government of the United
States came against me, I resolved to save this country and invest
everything to restore it. The greater the opposition, the more love I
pour out. Love has flooded the American basement and now my name has
become famous throughout the world! Who made that happen? It was God's
Through the CAUSA seminars, many people in high position have been
hearing the same kinds of things you learned years ago, and they have
been so deeply touched that they are dedicating themselves to it. Can
anybody cut off this force with political or intellectual power? No.
Nobody can turn back this tide. With the power of true love we can
embrace all mankind; no matter how difficult it may be, we can keep on
loving people from this position.
Previously, nobody knew how far mankind has been from God; now you
are beginning to see it. But what is God's response? Does He want to
take revenge on people for what they have done to Him? On the contrary,
God is trying to make a nation for us and give us an easier way of
living. God's attitude is that people oppose Him out of ignorance, so
He keeps forgiving them. That is what we, too, should do. God's love is
so great that He has been trying to encompass even those who oppose
You might want to say, "Father, we know that Korea is a
central country in the providence so why didn't you stay there instead
of coming here to America? We can manage without you." The Koreans
are saying, "Father, we need you in Korea; we don't know what to
do here." Not only the Moonies say this, but others as well.
Professors and leaders of society are asking me to do something about
Korea, confident of my ability.
But I say, "No, I must go to America." Why? Am I so
overjoyed with America because it serves me so well? Is that why I want
to come back? No, this country received God's blessing as a second
Israel, and unless the second Israel is revived and helped to fulfill
its mission, the third Israel can never be properly connected.
Nothing is simple. The scales may tip one way or the other. The
Moonies are called to re-indemnify the entire second Israel. If we do
it right, America will certainly live; if we do things wrong and the
outside power prevails, God's dispensation will be destroyed. This is
the responsibility we are called to fulfill.
Suppose I told you to forget about America and concentrate on
saving the world instead. Would you object and say that since you come
from America you must focus on this country? Or would you be willing to
sacrifice America in order to save the world, realizing that the world
is more important than America? Can you think that way? Isn't that what
I have taught you?
I am putting into practice what I have been teaching you. I gave up
my own country, Korea, to work for the sake of the world, not just
America. The liberation of God requires that the world be liberated.
What is the final goal of our true love mission? It is to liberate God
in true love. God hasn't been able to freely pour out His love and He
has never received true love. God has been bound by many restrictions
and is longing for love to come and set Him free. The highest calling
of the Unification Church is this mission of liberating God with love.
Christians and other religious people long for God to bless and
help them, but they don't think about liberating God. No nation or
religion in history has been devoted to liberating God before the
Unification Church appeared. Instead of seeking our own liberation, we
seek to liberate God. Whether we make money or not, we cannot abandon
this mission. It is easier to make money than to dedicate our love, but
we have to pour out our love in order to liberate True Parents and
liberate God. Liberation will be accomplished by giving true love. Love
is the crucial point.
Now that we know we are called to liberate God, how shall we go
about it? At the beginning of history, God's children deviated from
their position as His filial son and daughter. They revolted against
their Parent and betrayed Him. Since the fall took place, our God has
been shackled in prison. How can He be liberated? Unless we develop
filial love for True Parents, we cannot liberate God in love.
I have come to fulfill this most important mission in history: to
practice true love and liberate God. I am bringing this message to the
world. After receiving this message, all people can liberate God
through true love. This is why God sent me. Now that you have received
this message, you should each be able to liberate many individuals,
many families, nations, and finally the world. Then you can liberate
God. These are the progressive levels of our work. You cannot stop
along the way and say you have fulfilled the task and liberated God.
After accomplishing one level, you must reach for the next level.
If you are only working on the individual level, your base is not
adequate to reach God. First you need to reach the family level. After
raising up a family of true love, you can connect to the tribe of true
love. Based on such a tribe, you can work to create the nation of true
love With such a nation as your base, you can reach out and make it a
world of true love. This is how the tier system works. Finally, with a
loving world as your base, you can reach the God of true love.
You can truly liberate God through this course of true love. But
before you can liberate God you need a worldwide foundation. You cannot
liberate Him on just an individual foundation or just by making noise.
You need to know this clearly.
I have been following this pattern myself. I came to the United
States because it is the leading nation of the world. If I can liberate
this country, it will be the foundation for liberating God. By
liberating the territory occupied by Satan, it can be connected to
God. This is the course of liberation. I did not create this course;
it is the original way of the Principle.
Many people want to become ideal men or women, but they can achieve
that only through true love. The ideal world itself cannot be
established without true love which bears happiness as its fruit.
Without love, mankind cannot find happiness, freedom, blessing or
prosperity. Anything that is centered on true love can be successful.
You must know this clearly.
How can you find a perfect individual? There can be no perfect
person without a center of true love. There can be no ideal family
without a center of true love. It is impossible to reach God without a
nation of true love.
God's purpose and our purpose are actually one. The endpoint of
God's desire is the same as the endpoint of our desire; God's purpose
and our purpose merge into true love. God is our subject and we are His
object. When both combine, centering on true love, unification
results. This is the ideal and it can only be based on love.
Love always takes two; one is not enough. God is the subject and we
are the object, so how can we take it upon ourselves to liberate God?
After we become His true objects we can liberate our subject, God. When
God sees you as the representative of the individual foundation of true
love, the family foundation of true love, the tribal, national and
worldwide foundations of true love, with everything in order, God will
come to you. That is how to approach God, who is the absolute,
unchanging, unique being.
God wants to possess His children completely with absolute true
love. He has the authority to establish that connection. I am aiming to
accomplish this. Many blessed couples have been complaining, but God
doesn't want to hear such complaints. Before focusing on your spouse,
your priority is to become a perfect object to God. God doesn't want
husband and wife to concentrate on each other without first becoming
perfect objects to Him. The only way you can be truly united with each
other is by uniting with God.
We are working to liberate God, but God in turn is concerned about
your liberation. I have been in difficult situations throughout my
life. Americans realize that I have received much persecution in this
country but still I deeply love the American people. As people
recognize that, they eventually come to respect me. The environment in
the United States has changed a lot.
Our mission is to totally liberate God on every level. I have been
working toward this goal for 40 years. I cannot liberate God next year,
but I can work on liberating individuals, families, clans, nations,
races and the world - then one day I will liberate God.
There are always crossroads along the way. Suppose we have to
decide whether to liberate the world or to liberate God? Of course, we
should liberate both at the same time, but if that is not possible,
which takes priority? I always think that even if I have to sacrifice
the world, I must liberate God. This is not so difficult to understand
if you compare it to deciding whether to liberate first an individual
or a family. The individual should be liberated, but the higher goal
is the family, even if it means sacrificing the individual benefit.
I always sacrifice the individual benefit because when the family
is liberated, the individual is automatically liberated as well.
Likewise, when we liberate God the liberation of the world will follow
almost automatically. Thus, we must work for the liberation of God.
How many of you 8,000 couples have thought, "I must sacrifice
my family's benefit in order to liberate America"? Have you been
living that way? My own children have had to go through many
difficulties in school because their name is Moon. They were persecuted
for being Moonies. You know how difficult it is for a child to be
different from others. I felt terrible, but I always paid attention to
America and not to my family. When this nation realizes what it has
unwittingly done, it will praise my children. Since they have
persevered through the antagonism, the American people will want to
serve them and raise them up. I know that one day this will happen.
The American people have treated me very badly but eventually they
will realize how much I have done for this country and they will bow
down to me and want to serve me hundreds of times more than they
persecuted me. They will do that out of their respect for God, not just
for me. All people in history will bow their heads in gratitude for
what I was doing while they were unaware.
Recently there have been many conferences to teach people about
God's providence and God's will for this country. One participant was
deeply touched and said, "We must erect a statue of Reverend Moon
in all 50 states." Everyone was surprised, but this is an example
of a person filled with gratitude who wants to give back ten times more
than he received.
To God it really makes sense to work not just for the sake of today
but for tomorrow - and not only for tomorrow but for the sake of ten
years from now, a thousand years from now. How wonderful it is to make
such an investment!
It is good for white Westerners to begin to appreciate and bow
their heads to the sacrifice and love coming through me. People are
beginning to feel and express their gratitude. Many white people,
however, don't realize the situation they are in. It is very wise for
modern American women to choose a Japanese husband, for instance,
rather than someone of their own race and customs just in order to have
fun together. Even though American women know their country is the top
nation, they ask for a Japanese husband because they feel somehow it is
right and closer to God's heart. Such women make a wise choice.
How wonderful it is for an American woman to resolve to open up the
love of a Japanese man and thus unlock the gate of his nation! When
husband and wife can each open the gate of their nations, together they
will be able to open the gate of the spirit world and ultimately
include even God. How wonderful! Do you feel that way?
You may think your situation is so full of problems that it
stinks. That is what fertilizer is all about! But fertilizer
guarantees a good harvest for the future. Why do I do things like
this? It is so you will receive in return a thousand times more than
you invested. I do these things to liberate God and mankind - not to be
understood right away.
Whenever I go to another country - Germany for instance - my first
desire is to visit the international blessed couples. I might look
first for a German-Korean couple or a German-Chinese couple. If there
were none, I would look for any Asian blessed to a German, because
people in international couples can feel very lonely. That is why my
mind is drawn to them. I am a friend of the lonely people. If everyone
in a family is satisfied, I am not drawn to that family. If someone is
lonesome, my mind goes to them.
Because I love Americans, I give them Korean and Japanese spouses.
If I considered them my enemy, I would not want to give them my own
people. The Korean and Japanese sisters who love me so much are the
ones I give to Americans - people who may not know what love is or who
are indifferent to love. For this, I look for women with a strong,
true nature. Therefore, no matter how difficult the situation may be in
your family, never forget that your wife is my beloved daughter. Don't
be stuck at the individual level of love; always aim for the highest
standard of love.
When you and your spouse go through difficult times, you should get
together, hold hands and cry out with tears to God. Then heaven will
find a way to give you some help. You know that your situation is
miserable, but you should realize that God's situation is also
miserable and that He wants to alleviate the misery of all people.
Therefore even in your greatest difficulties, seek to liberate God from
You, your family, and all mankind may be in distress, but even then
you can be one with God. Misery is certainly not the ideal of creation;
no one ever expects or longs for misery. Even though nobody in history
wanted things to be this way, still we must go through trials. Why? We
must realize that in the midst of sorrow we can find the key to
liberate mankind and God. We must never weep just for our own misery
but pray that God's misery can be liberated. In this way we can
What makes a Japanese woman go to a foreign family situation where
she will not be understood, where she has little in common with others,
where everything - even the height and color of the eyes - is
different? She does it for the sake of America. If she married someone
of her own kind, she wouldn't have to go through such adjustments. But
once she decided to sacrifice herself here, she took that
If you Americans want to find out how difficult it is for your
Japanese or Korean spouse, try going to Japan or Korea and living with
your in-laws for one year. Then you will realize what your spouse must
be going through with you. Once you realize that, you must treat your
wife like God! The American environment is against her, time is
against her. How can these women overcome such pressures? Think how
difficult it is for them. No one can talk to them and understand where
their mind is. They have to digest everything by themselves. Since they
cannot unburden their situation to anyone, they just pray in tears to
God. What a predicament they are in! By living in the normal way they
could never find a solution, but they have to keep reminding
themselves, "Father blessed me," and then look for ways to
digest the circumstances. These are the experiences they are building
The average American man doesn't think about that. He typically
likes American ways better than the Japanese style, so his way of
thinking is different from that of his wife. But you should remember
that God's daughter from Japan is trying to bring the heart of America
around to God's side. That is why Japanese brides were given to
Since the environment is so difficult for his wife, the husband
should respond by easing the pressure and protecting his wife more.
These brides are foreigners, and I am always thinking about their
difficult situations, looking for ways to protect them. Sometimes I
help couples in which the wife hates her American husband. It's true.
An Oriental woman is generally not as strong as her American husband.
She is physically small, weighing perhaps only half as much as he
does. How can she stand being in a bad environment? It's not easy. If
she isn't confident that God and I are always with her absolutely, she
might want to commit suicide.
Realizing these difficulties, why did I form international
marriages? I did it for God and mankind. No matter how difficult it
may be, this is what God desires and what mankind needs. There is no
other way to bring world salvation. You married couples should think
about that. When your situation is difficult, thank God for it. Raise
your right hand and say, "Thank you, God," and then raise
your left hand and say, "Thank you, mankind."
No husband can be negative toward a woman who remains thankful no
matter what difficulties arise. You men must remember that I gave you
my blessed daughter. In the spirit world, I will treat the
international couples in a special way; they will get additional
"credit." Those who think that I will never go to the spirit
world but will remain here forever and ever, raise your hands. No one!
Everybody, sooner or later, goes to the spirit world.
I never do anything just for the sake of pleasing this world. I
know that this world is temporal and its standards are not godly. I
couldn't care less about pleasing the world, but whatever I do, I want
to be consistent with the spirit world and to conform with its law. You
too shouldn't exist to please this world but to please the laws of
spirit world, where all of us will one day go. Do you understand? This
is why I do the things I do.
Today is a time of relaxation, a one-day leave of absence, so to
speak, when I can meet all you members. I am speaking like this so you
can learn about your goal: to liberate God and mankind by a success in
your family. That requires self-sacrifice. If you carry this out, the
ideal world will automatically result. After liberating God and
mankind, everything else can be yours, but without the liberation of
God and mankind, you can't accomplish anything. In other words, it's
all or nothing. The family is not our only level; we must also reach
the national and worldwide levels. If we don't liberate the world, our
family has no meaning. Do you understand?
The pride of the blessed couples is to establish by your own hands
and by your own work the foundation on the individual, family, tribal,
national and worldwide levels, and ultimately to liberate God. It was
human beings who fell, not God. Since the human relationship with God
has been distorted, the bonds between nations, families, and
individuals have been twisted as well. We must untangle these knots.
God cannot do it; we have to. That is why everything depends on your
decision and your family's decision. People fell, so people have to
restore the fall. This is what you must realize.
It is through the family that we must liberate the world and
liberate God, not the individual. After falling, Adam's family went to
hell. We have to go the reverse way; we have to carry out restoration
and return to our original place. How can we do it? We must take a
different way, a course diametrically opposed to that of the secular
world. Moonie activities are absolutely different from those of the
outside world. I do not teach the "normal" way, but the
abnormal way. Many young Americans don't want to go that way. They want
to enjoy life and be happy. Even though they do not see it, their
lifestyle is being directed by Satan.
We must take the opposite way. All humanity is diseased, so in
order to be healed we must receive an injection of medicine. No one
likes the medicine or the injection, but receiving such treatment is
taking the opposite course. When the doctor tells us to take something
to cure our disease we must do it. You Moonies know what is good for
you; you do what I tell you to because you know it is the antidote for
You know you must move from the realm of the individual to that of
the family and tribe. There are many tribes: North American, Latin
American, Korean, German, and so on. Each of you is reaching out to
save your country. By organizing these tribes we can save the world.
Now that you know that, would you like me to mobilize you?
I will let you enjoy the afternoon and carry out your own program
but before that, I want to add something. Remember that international
marriages are very difficult - extremely difficult. How does your
situation rank on the scale of difficulty? When husband and wife are of
the same nationality, their marriage is the easiest. If I give some
direction to such a couple and you say it is too difficult, I will plug
your mouths up! You can't say your life and your relationship is that
difficult. So from now on, couples of the same nationality can be
given any order and should never complain. If you do complain, you will
become like a tiny insect from the viewpoint of the spirit world.
A new standard for marriage is being set by the international
couples. This is the first time in history that a religious group has
created such marriages. Do you think I make such matches easily? Would
I just lightly match a Korean and an American? No, I am totally serious
about it. I know such marriages are very difficult, but I have laid so
much of a foundation with you that you know it can work out and you
resolve to make it work. It is a miracle in itself that your mind works
that way. It would never happen normally but only on the right
foundation. Your original mind knows that.
It is not just getting married that is great, but what follows. As
you work to build your marriage, you experience a powerful, magnetic
pull from your original mind and the good spirit world.
Who started this kind of marriage for the first time in history?
There have never been any truly blessed marriages before but there was
plenty of illegal love, adultery and promiscuity. The only totally
legitimate marriage is that given by God through the True Parents.
Because of the fall, people left God and lost knowledge about
themselves; they became ignorant even of their origin. Throughout
history, God had to make sacrifice after sacrifice to lay the
foundation upon which legal marriages could take place for the first
time in human history. According to biblical chronology, this took
6,000 years but those years are symbolic. Actually, God has been
working for more than a million years to make these arrangements.
The Unification movement comes upon this foundation. After millions
of years, at the right moment in human history, everything has been
arranged in the proper order. Do you think my desire to bless couples
is just an impulse? No, this is the focal point of the entire course of
history that God has been developing. When we reached this destination,
I knew what to do and I did it properly. You couples are the fruits of
Some day you blessed couples may say to other couples, "How
long have you been giving suffering to God's heart and all mankind?
Your so-called happy marriage has brought so much pain to the rest of
mankind and to God." But what if those couples turn against you
and say, "You are in a historical position, but you always sought
only your family's happiness and never cared about us"? You may
not fully comprehend your situation now, but your ancestors do and your
descendants will. How can you escape the accusation of the spiritual
world? Such accusation is most fearful.
If you go to the spirit world without making a clear foundation on
earth, how will you appear there? What kind of name and history will
you make during your lifetime? Everyone sets some kind of tradition,
bad or good, and passes it on to his descendants. If you make a bad
tradition, your descendants will inherit it and then accuse you for
Your ancestors are watching your situation closely because they are
very interested in what you are doing. You are standing in an important
position and you have a duty and responsibility to fulfill it. If you
are concerned only about yourself, your ancestors will become very
angry with you. You are a living representative of three ages - past,
present and future. Think about that; it is a serious responsibility.
Even in the midst of persecution I concentrate on fulfilling my
responsibility; that is the only way I can accomplish it. Our mission
is most serious.
More important than your individual situation is your family's
situation. More important than your family is your tribe's situation.
More important than your tribe is your nation's situation. More
important than your nation is the world. And God's situation is the
most important of all. If you visualize each of these positions as a
series of points reaching around in a circle, God's position is almost
next to yours. But there is a barrier between you and God that you have
to tear down. Not everyone tears it down, but you should do it. People
created that barrier, so it is logical that people have to destroy it.
Others may make excuses for not removing it, but we clearly understand
the situation, we know the direction to take, and we have the method.
You have to know these things as clearly as you can see your face in
Your lineage has received this message only one time. The universal
opportunity comes only once - during my lifetime. It will not return. I
am in this world only once, so this is a very precious time. How can
you pass up this opportunity? You should tell yourself that no matter
how difficult the challenge may be, you will not avoid it. You should
resolve to accomplish everything during my lifetime on earth.
I have faced so many difficult situations but I have overcome them
one by one up until the present time. The communist world and the
democratic world can no longer coexist. Only God's teaching through
Reverend Moon can solve the problem and unite public opinion around the
world. Think about it. This is the level we have reached.
Think how much God has helped to bring about this level of
achievement. Think about how much the spirit world has been helping.
God paid the price for all this; He paid the price for me and the
Unification Church movement. You have to realize that you are not here
on your own; God is standing behind you.
I have devoted my lifetime to setting this tradition and my family
has done the same. My ancestors are also working toward this victory.
Instead of resting at night, they are busy helping our movement all
over the world. You are deeply indebted because of that. How can you
try to snatch freedom for yourself? The attitude of the fallen world is
to seek freedom and happiness for one's self. If you focus just on your
own happiness, God won't recognize you. God cannot acknowledge anyone
concerned only with personal happiness.
I never look for the easy way out. I take the direct way, no
matter how difficult it may be, and I always penetrate the obstacles.
Don't look for an escape route; challenge the difficulties and go
My children don't complain to me. No matter how difficult things
may be or how long it takes, they follow in silence. Mother has done
this as well. Can't you do it, too? Of course you can. Now you know
clearly how important this time is. You will never be able to find
another such opportunity. This is a serious matter.
Like the Israelites in the wilderness, you don't understand God's
providence thoroughly. The Israelites didn't know right away that they
were going to Canaan, or Paradise. Moses had to teach them. You are in
the same situation; you don't know everything. You don't understand how
to penetrate Satan's world. God knows and I know, but no one else
How many times have you American leaders complained to me? Some of
you wonder why other church leaders seem to be doing opposite things.
An ocean church leader, for instance, asks why we need the home church
system. Some complain about the expenses of ICUS, CAUSA, PWPA, and ICC
conferences. We are working in many different ways. We are educating
ministers and bringing them to Korea. I have been making every kind of
preparation; these conferences and assemblies are for the purpose of
saving this country.
For 40 years I have been making a foundation to save America. Now
the leaders understand and recognize the foundation that has been
laid. It is amazing that a foundation has been established in all four
Many young leaders feel that it is time for them to think about
themselves. How miserable an internal situation they have! Why didn't
they say that 10, 13, or 14 years ago? How much encouragement are such
leaders giving the American Unification Church movement? It would be
good if they can repent for their attitude. Consider how many Americans
have died during these past 14 years. Perhaps 21 million people have
gone to hell during this time. Isn't it obvious how urgent the
Consider the world situation; think about the 5 billion people
living on this earth. How many have died in the past 10 years? How many
people have been lost while the providence was delayed 40 years? How
much harm has been done in the world? The situation is most serious!
You are one individual out of the billions of people on this
earth. I am concerned about you and your family, but not for your sake
as individuals. My concern is for saving the world and for liberating
God; that is why God has been working with me. God deals with
individuals and families from that perspective. Is that clear?
Because my purpose is the same as God's, God has been working with
me and helping me. That is why I have been able to console Him. This is
the only thing I focus on. God is real. I think about the same things
God does. I have clearly taught you everything and now it is your
responsibility to carry it out. I have invested my full effort and
completed all my responsibility. How can you say you are busy with your
According to the Principle, three things are required for a
conditional offering: a person or central figure, a time period, and
the offering. If you make your offering after the conditional time
period is over, God cannot use it; it has no value. In the future you
might want to do good things for the Unification Church or help out
financially, but you have to make a timely decision. The providential
way means decision-making during a specific time period. Then God will
command you to act. I want you to take your responsibility seriously
and have no complaints.
When you thoroughly understand the Principle and practice it, you
can accuse Satan. You will be able to recognize his work and not get
involved in it. We are fighting a war on the front line. There is no
time to waste. Satan's world has much time. Satan doesn't like any
intrusion into his territory, but God sends forth His spies to make
holes in Satan's defenses in order to take over. So are you going to
complain again? The American family complains too much; it's too
You blessed couples should realize your own value. This historical
time will never recur. You are the first in your lineage to receive the
Blessing. The nucleus of the spirit world is the blessed family; ours
are the only legal marriages in the spirit world. Spirit world doesn't
recognize any other; the rest of the married couples go their separate
ways in the spirit world.
Whom will you follow in the spirit world? You must follow the True
Parents' family; you are part of their lineage. Has my family been
indifferent to the task of world restoration or have they accompanied
me even through all the persecution? They have been with me.
You are the connection between your lineage and True Parents. Your
ancestors and descendants are linked with True Parents through you; so
you are now the ancestor. Through the True Parents and centering on
God, you have received a new blood lineage and are making a new root.
In order to be engrafted to me, you must cut back everything else. You
must cut off your fallen trunk in order to receive the graft of the new
God doesn't like the American focus on individualism; no other
nation has such a strong concept. You should become like children,
starting fresh with no concepts. The first thing children do is
memorize their parents' faces. The Bible clearly says that unless you
become like a little child you will not enter heaven. Are you like a
The values of American society need to be changed. God doesn't like
free sex, drug abuse, family breakdown, youth problems, or a
self-centered standard. God cannot accept the fallen concepts or
qualities passed on to you from your parents. In the Garden of Eden,
God was the only one in the parental position. There was no family,
country, or world level at that time. According to the Principle
viewpoint, all of mankind's concepts should have come from God.
Compare this to your current situation. You may be proud of living
in the United States, but my attitude goes beyond nationality. If I had
stuck to Korean traditions, I would not have received so much
persecution there. But since I took a different course, people
naturally resisted me. You should clearly understand that I am opposed
to Satan's world. You need to give up the habits that provide Satan a
foundation to influence you. By denying your bad habits you can keep
Satan from entering you.
Our aim is to jump over into another world. You need to develop a
whole new system in order to cross the boundary into God's world. You
have to make a new family, tribe and nation based on one central
person. With God's permission, you will establish your family and tribe
and dedicate them for the sake of the world. Remember how seriously I
have worked to establish this during my lifetime.
You should be proud of your family system. Your family's roots are
not in you or the world, but in God. You don't realize how precious
this is. God knows and I know the value of this family system, but your
perspective is more limited. We see you more clearly, so you must trust
our view. A revolution is truly in progress. Please evaluate yourself
from the viewpoint of Principle and see how well your family measures
up. I have been speaking to you and teaching you over and over so you
should understand the truth very well. Isn't that correct?
This is the only time when people can be given the Blessing by the
True Parents. Once we are gone from the earth, this opportunity will be
gone, too, so this is a most special time. Those who broke this
precious Blessing of their own will have blocked the way for up to 70
generations of their good ancestors. Their progress is hindered and
they don't know where to go. You must realize how important your
marriage is. It takes an incredible amount of hard work to indemnify
it. Because I realize the importance of your marriages, I am so
serious and I am working so hard.
Those couples who have fought with each other in the past, raise
your hands. I see that some of you haven't raised your hands. Does that
mean you have never had a fight? You are being given a special chance:
if you raise your hands now you can receive pardon. Spirit world is
watching you. This is a good opportunity, so you shouldn't miss it! I
will ask again: those who have fought, raise your hands. Be on the safe
side and admit it!
Okay, here's another question: those who promise never to fight
again, raise your hands. Now stand up. If you can't make that promise
just stay seated. If you are seated, that means you are determined to
fight! Now I want each couple to hold hands. Go out and find your
spouse if he or she is not in this room. Those who aren't sure, in the
future don't raise your hands, but if you are determined never to fight
again raise both hands. If one refuses to raise his or her hand, the
other can force it up! Let me see your hands - both of them.
Now I will forgive you for your past mistakes, and spirit world
will forgive you as well. But you really shouldn't fight with each
other. Those who are determined not to fight any more, please lower
your hands and sit down again.
(Father speaks for a while in Korean, without translation. )
Do you understand what I have been saying? Why not? You have the
same ears, so why don't you know Korean? You came from a different
place! One thing special about Koreans is that no matter how hard I
pound on them they realize that they deserve it. They want to follow
their Father, even though I am harsh. They respond, "Yes, Father,
if you say so, that is right."
Do you Americans have the same attitude? You turn away when I
pound on you, don't you? I have seen many people do that. But you are
not normal Americans. You are different. Who caused such a different
breed of people to arise? Not me, but God. God worked through your
original mind and you responded. you actually did it.
Your families will live for the ideal and be happy, right? Let me
ask you one question: do you have a tribe to welcome you? When will you
have such a tribe? It will be in home church. Will you make home church
successful? When past, present or future? Many people give the same
I expect you to continue to do your mission as well as raise your
family and connect them with God. Adam and Eve multiplied and the
result is this fallen world. This whole realm needs to be brought back
to God's original, ideal realm, centering on parents and God's true
love. False love entered the world through Satan. At that time there
were only two human beings, Adam and Eve. If Satan had attacked later
and had influenced only a few people, history would have been
different. But he infected the very root of humanity.
God has been working to recreate the original realm, returning this
world to its central point. He has been interceding in human history
at key points, striving to give mankind new parents and a new lineage.
Working through Judaism and Christianity and now at the time of the
Second Advent, God has been bringing mankind back to this central
At the time of the Second Advent, all people should become one
under one common set of parents. The only occasion for it to happen
smoothly came immediately following World War II. Centering on
Christianity, God's world could have been realized at that time of
history. The aftermath of World War II was the golden opportunity. At
that time Christianity had a strong foundation which God had worked
hard to create. Christianity's foundation extended throughout the
world, so it was possible that people throughout the world could have
welcomed the True Parents. Then the original family, clan, race,
nation and world could have been established. The original position had
to be restored from bottom to top.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus and his bride should have appeared
and been welcomed by the whole world. Then the will of God would have
been fulfilled. The Jewish religion on the right hand and the Jewish
nation on the left hand should have united to welcome Jesus, and within
40 years the whole world, centering on Rome, could have been united.
Then the God-centered, restored country would have been created.
Since that did not happen, the Lord of the Second Advent had to
come to re-indemnify what Jesus could not do. At the end of World War
II, established Christianity on the right hand and the Christian nation
of the United States on the left hand should have united. Thus
Americans are the second Israelites, called to fulfill what the first
Israelites failed to do at the first coming. American Christians
represent the Jewish religion and the United States the nation of
Israel 2,000 years ago. Thus America is in the position of second
Israel, and other nations can be connected to the providence through
The Second Advent was necessary to repair on the worldwide level
the lack of unity at the time of the First Advent, but neither American
Christians nor the United States recognized the Second Advent. Since
this failed, the Unification Church had to be established and the whole
course of preparation re-indemnified. Then Korean Christians and the
nation of Korea took over the position of Israelites.
If Jesus had achieved his goal, he could have restored the world
within 40 years. At the time of the Second Advent, the situation was
similar. During the past 40 years, we have been working to re-indemnify
the world situation. During these 42 years of Unification Church
activity, I have been leading you through the wilderness like Moses
leading the first Israelites. We have had no land, no place to settle.
The work of preparing the foundation was repeated three times. At
Jesus' time the providence centered on the Jewish faith. At the Second
Advent the providence centered upon Christianity and the United
States. Since both of those failed, Korea has had to stand in that
position. That is why Korea comes into the picture.
Jesus could not accomplish this restoration before going to the
spirit world. He worked for 400 years in the spirit world to
re-indemnify that foundation. But when Christianity failed its
mission, I worked to indemnify it within 40 years during my physical
lifetime. That period corresponds to Jesus' 400 years of effort in the
spirit world and the 4,000 years of preparation for Jesus' coming.
Those 40 years re-indemnified all these conditions.
Now 42 years have passed since the end of World War II. Now Koreans
are in the leading providential position. Koreans are always at the
center of an issue, either in a good way or a bad way. If they turn
toward the good, goodness will prosper; if they turn toward the bad,
wrong will gain strength. As you know, Korea is divided into two; the
democratic side is the right wing and the communist side the left
wing. North Korea is fiercely communist and has violently opposed the
South. For 40 years they have been confronting one another.
I have been laboring in Korea to plant the seed of unity at the
core of division. We established the National Federation for the
Unification of the Fatherland; this means unification of North and
South Korea. Before the organization was formed, the incumbent party
and the opposition party in South Korea were constantly fighting. But
it has become apparent to both of them that there is no longer any
point in fighting. Now Korea looks to us for direction. If we move one
way, Korea will take that course; if we move another way, Korea will
take that course. This is forming the axis around which the people of
the world are arrayed.
The United States must follow the same law. Just as Jesus was
supposed to be able to go and talk to the leaders of the Roman Empire,
I have come to the United States. I have been working so hard to set
the direction that this country can follow.
Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire had many far-flung
colonies, including Israel. At this time, the United States is the
broad, mother country and Korea is like her colony. The relationship
between the Israelites and Rome was similar to that between Korea and
America today. We have to pay the indemnity now to restore that
situation. According to the historical time identity, the same pattern
reappears because the previous failure needs to be restored.
Another function of the last 40 years was to allow for the third
Israel to grow up to maturity. After World War II, the third Israel had
nothing - no family, no clan or country - in contrast to the fallen
civilization, which had developed clans and nations and had spread
throughout the world. Starting from nothing, we had to pay this
indemnity in 40 years; we had to bring everything to fruition centering
on this horizontal axis.
If Jesus had fulfilled the whole dispensation, nothing additional
would have been necessary, but since that didn't happen, we now have to
re-indemnify it. That means the third Israel must go and restore the
second Israel and help it fulfill its function as the restored nation.
This would accomplish the indemnity. This restored position must be
implanted in the United States so it can make up for its failure 40
years ago. Otherwise, the United States will not be able to survive.
This is why I have been working here - bringing back all the
scattered spiritual fortune, you might say. I have been indemnifying
worldwide conditions, recovering all the lost requirements and bringing
them back to be firmly implanted here. Korea is divided into two
countries, but we are restoring the position of individuals, families,
clans, races, nation and the world in Korea and are bringing them back
to the United States.
This is not just a symbolic accomplishment. True Parents are real
people, not symbols. In the same way, both North and South Korea have
to be united. This is going to happen soon. Then out of this unity will
arise the family, tribe and nation - North and South Korea. When the
United States follows God's will at this time, it will reindemnify its
failure after World War II. Once North and South Korea achieve unity,
the free world and the communist world can unite.
As you know, in 1988 all four of the major providential nations
will elect their leaders. The president of the United States, the
premier of Japan, the president of Korea and the chancellor of Germany
will all be chosen in 1988. Who holds the key to the direction those
elections will take? When North and South Korea become one, it will
solve the problems between East and West Germany as well as heal the
divisions between the communist and the free world.
This is what I have been working to accomplish. As soon as this is
fulfilled, the free world will follow this direction and the whole
world will enter God's realm. The differences between communism and
democracy will completely fade away. Even now communist countries are
adopting aspects of the free market system and democratic countries are
adopting more centralized policies. The distinctions between left and
right are no longer clear.
Now you know why I called the United States the second Israel and
why Korea has to be the third Israel. The third Israel is playing this
role because the first and second failed completely. The challenge is
to make everything successful; there is no other reason for Korea to be
in that position.
The situation of Israel in the Middle East is very tense and
difficult. The United States is facing many difficulties both around
the world and domestically. Korea, too, is in the midst of great
turmoil. Why are such things happening to all three countries? The
first Israel - the Jewish state - is undergoing tremendous difficulties
for basically religious reasons. Since Judaism has virtually given up
the idea of the advent of the Messiah, Islam and Hinduism have gotten
the better of them religiously. The war that Israel has been waging in
the Middle East is a religious war. Then the Russians moved in and took
advantage of the situation in the Middle East. The communist way of
thinking has exerted much influence there. Actually, Christianity
should have influenced the region, but when they didn't, the Soviets
It was good that the United States assisted Israel in gaining its
independence; this was the proper thing to do for the dispensation.
Jewish people who had been scattered all over the world came back to
their homeland and recreated the nation of Israel, but look at how many
problems it is now experiencing.
As I have said many times, the United States was in an ideal
situation in 1945. It was primarily Christian in religion and that
faith was flourishing. Communism was not attracting many people at
all. If this nation had done the job right it could have stimulated
rapid unity throughout the world. Everything was set up, waiting for
fulfillment, but the United States failed to recognize the Second
Since God lost the body of His son in Asia, that lost body must be
restored from Asia at the time of the Second Coming. In other words, if
Jesus' mission had been completely successful, his thought and teaching
would have spread from the Middle East to the Far East, rather than
first moving West. It would have embraced all of Asia, including the
realms of Hinduism, Confucianism and Buddhism. After traveling around
the world to Europe, it would have finally reached the Roman Empire,
which could have automatically accepted his teaching.
However, since Jesus' mission was thwarted, a different direction
had to be taken. After the first Israelites failed, the second
Israelites took a different course. They went west, reaching Europe
first. Finally, at the last dispensational moment Christianity was
brought to Korea. It arrived only 200 to 300 years ago. Instead of
spreading to Korea within a few centuries of Jesus' lifetime,
Christianity took nearly 2,000 years to get there.
Without question, Korea is a most religious country. Buddhism has
flourished there even more than in the country of its origin, India.
Likewise, China virtually neglected Confucianism, while Koreans adhere
faithfully to its precepts. When Billy Graham visited Korea, he said
that it was the most fervently Christian nation in the world. The
spirit of God is in Korea and it is truly a religious nation.
Furthermore, Korea has other significant characteristics. Like
Italy in Europe, Korea is a peninsular nation. The Roman Catholic
Church made mistakes in medieval times and, as a result, humanism has
taken the place of a God-centered viewpoint in the West. As a result of
the Roman Catholic Church's failure to fulfill the original mission of
Christianity, the prevalent attitude of Western life is materialistic,
and many divisions have taken place in the world.
All this has to be restored. The only country which has the same
conditions as Italy is Korea. Both countries are peninsulas and they
have similar climates and even strikingly similar national characters.
The ideal of the Catholic Church is now the ideal of the Unification
Church and should become the ideal of the entire religious world.
The mistakes of the Vatican gave rise to materialism and secular
humanism; ultimately, communist theory resulted from such failures. Now
these things must be reindemnified in Korea. The Unification Church
must offer the remedy. We must mend the American way of thinking,
particularly secular humanism, and transform it into Godism. Then we
must correct the communist way of thinking. Both worlds must be
indemnified, centering on the Unification Church. After that is cleared
up, the mistakes made by the Vatican will be re-indemnified. Do you
Why am I opposed to communism? Why am I against the prevailing
American attitudes? America promotes individualism, and communism
promotes materialism, and both of those are satanic ideologies.
The leaders of the Vatican were ignorant of God's will and
direction, so they made a lot of mistakes. But how about us? We have
been told everything so we have no room to make mistakes. We are
proclaiming loudly and clearly the need for ecumenism and unification
of religion. We are pleading with people to bring all religions into
unity, not just the Christian denominations. That is why we sponsor the
Congress of the World's Religions as well as the International
Conferences for the Unity of the Sciences and the CAUSA conferences. I
initiated all those projects in order to bring unity, not division. All
these activities are to re-indemnify past failures. We are reaching
world leaders through programs such as the Summit Conference and global
Religious people in the past meant to do good but, because they did
not realize where God's direction was heading, the result was error and
tragedy. We can see the fruits in the United States today. Restoration
needs to be centered on one person because everything starts from one
original point. Everything has to return to one person and through him
spread out again and re-indemnify conditions properly. This is why I am
leading all these activities.
The Israelites lost their country because of historical failure.
For 2,000 years the Jews had no country of their own, but at the time
of the Second Coming they reestablished their nation. Jews who had been
scattered throughout the world returned to help re-establish Israel.
Many true patriots chose to return to the land of their origins. People
gave up everything they had for the sake of Israel.
The United States has lost so much, but we are working to bring
everything back again. Secular Americans don't know how to accomplish
it but the members of the Unification Church do. In this way we will
indemnify everything for the sake of the United States. We are the
re-indemnifiers of America.
While this is being done, I am also working to bring the third
Israelites into the picture so they can indemnify the failures of the
first and second Israel. Although Korea is a small country, it is a
most crucial one. Many high officials in the Reagan administration have
gone to Korea because they understand that nation's critical
importance. The United States is doing everything it can to help bring
about a solution to the current problems in Korea because it senses
spiritually that if it loses Korea, it loses everything. By helping
Korea work out its situation, the United States will be restored.
Centering on Korea, the first and second Israel must work together
to bring God's dispensation to its culmination. Now all the failures
must be restored, failures of 2,000 years ago as well as of 40 years
ago. Everybody must help spiritually at this time.
What is the responsibility of the Unification Church? The Moonies
are the church of the third Israel. The church of the third Israel
must invest its full thrust into the restoration of Korea. Do you
agree? Don't you think that the second Israel should participate in the
successful restoration of the third Israel? Once the third Israel is
restored, the first and second Israels will also be restored.
This is why I have sacrificed and invested so much effort to bring
the Jewish and Christian faiths together. I have been inviting rabbis
and ministers to Korea, where they have been learning a great deal.
"We should unite," we suggest to them. Many of these
religious leaders are receiving direct revelations from God about this
point and they return to the United States with a clear understanding
that Korea is the religious core of the world.
When that Jewish-Christian unity comes into being, it will be just
a matter of time until the rest of the work of restoration is
accomplished. Once religious unity is accomplished, economy, ideology
and other aspects of society will eventually link up with the one
We must understand the characteristics of the church of the third
Israel ourselves. We are a microcosm of humankind; the entire world
family has been condensed into the form of one family, such as those of
the 8,000 couples here today. The Korean blessed couples are the
central core of the 8,O00 couples.
If you call the central core Abel, the blessed couples outside of
Korea are in the position of Cain. But Cain and Abel are both true
children of the same God and parents, and together they encapsulate the
entire world. So when I bring the Cain couples from around the world to
Korea they will have enough power to outweigh the current situation in
Korea. Once all of us join together on God's side, our weight will be
enough to counterbalance all the satanic elements in Korea, and
unification will begin to happen. When we unite around the strongest
ideal, we will enhance the Korean nation. Then God's side will win, and
North and South Korea will begin to unite realistically.
I have mobilized the Korean blessed couples in order to build the
country of the third Israel, our Fatherland. All of you are blessed
couples of the third Israel too, but we still don't have a country of
our own. The first Israel has its country, the second Israel has the
United States, but the third Israel - the Unification Church - has no
nation. Therefore, it is logical that we have to build our nation,
isn't it? Whatever the cost, the Fatherland must be built.
What is the purpose of the blessed couples? It is to build the
third Israel. Only families can build it. If you ask what you should
do, the answer is to go and build the nation of the third Israel, our
own Fatherland. The Unification Church needs that foundation.
Both God and mankind have been longing to see that one country. Our
ideal is to build that country, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, even
though we don't have enough of a foundation yet. Once we establish this
foundation, we will be able to make a connection with virtually
everybody. We need to substantiate God's everlasting ideal. Centering
on that, God can control and build everything up.
Blessed family members from outside of Korea must go there to build
a nation for the third Israelites. The goal is to build the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth, so shouldn't you be mobilized for this purpose? Those
who can say, "Yes, I will be mobilized," raise your hands.
Thank you. This is one well-organized and effective organization for
fighting in this spiritual war. Normally any government that raises an
army has to supply everything the soldiers need. But this is a group
that supplies itself and even helps other nations. No government is
By going to Korea and helping it become independent, blessed
couples from around the world will automatically be able to connect
with Korean people and even be able to live in Korea. This is the key
connection you need in order to live legitimately in Korea.
In terms of dispensational history, what time is it now? This is
the time for Cain to come to the front line and fight. This is
different from the past, when people in the Abel position always stood
on the front line of God's side. Now people in the Cain position are
to stand on the front line. Cain means the whole communist world, the
fallen archangel, but it also includes the archangel on God's side. Do
you follow me? There are heavenly archangels and satanic archangels,
and this is now the last war between them.
From now on, your family, clan, race and nation will all be
connected. Your family should be qualified to represent the entire
world. All blessed families should have this position. By raising the
vertical standard, you can make the new ideal world, nation, tribe and
family. My family represents the family, tribe and nation of the
original world, a world where Satan cannot enter. This whole new world
will be under God's dominion; God's realm will encompass everything
within this huge circle. When everything is restored, Satan can no
longer accuse. With the absence of accusation, restoration will be
You haven't known much about what I have been doing because this is
the first time I have explained it clearly. Now you can understand.
During all the years since I came to the United States, I have been
working for this ideal. I have laid 95 percent of the foundation; the
rest is yours. You have a 5 percent condition to fulfill, one which you
can carry out with your own hands. You should clearly understand that
the first Israel, second Israel and third Israel all share one common
Satan invaded and caused the fall. Restoration must take place,
but how will it be done? Satan enticed Eve, then Adam, then their
children. As a result of the fall, Adam and Eve's children followed
Satan down to hell. Therefore, all the couples and families of the
third Israel have to indemnify the original family. Also, since the
third Israel represents all countries, your families are families of
the whole world. All the families of the third Israel must join
together and indemnify Adam's original family.
In the Unification Church I have always sent out the women to do
witnessing. The Korean blessed wives are now working with other Korean
women and their families in order to bring about restoration. The
families in our Korean church represent God-centered Eve, or Rachel,
and the rest of the Korean families represent Leah. Once these two
kinds of families can unite, both of them will be saved. Korean people
in general know about me and what I am doing. Many like me now and want
to support me in some way. Why don't you go and see for yourself?
Women are the center of their household so if they follow me, the
husbands and children will follow as well. Then when we announce we are
going to march forward to save and liberate North Korea, everyone will
want to follow the liberation march. Today the people in North Korea
are not given any information; they are treated just like slaves. Once
we set out to liberate them, many people will follow us.
North Korean children are taught that Kim II Sung is their father.
That is the only country teaching such a thing about its leader. Korea
is the site of the most direct confrontation between the true father on
the heavenly side and the false father on the satanic side. Our
"weapon" is love, whereas their weapons are violence, fear,
and coercion. But it is our responsibility to overcome all that.
What is my position in relation to women? To the women members of
the Unification Church, I am father and they are daughters. To the rest
of the women of the world, I represent all males and the unfallen elder
brother, as well as the position of Adam, or father. Unification Church
members are not only sons and daughters to me but also heavenly
archangels. So you women must follow Adam, me, and embrace Cain and
Abel as your two sons. The satanic world distorted or reversed this
original pattern but now God is restoring it and harvesting the
fruits. The original will of God has not changed.
In the future, if you are asked when you paid the indemnity on all
levels from that of the family to the world, you will be able to say,
"I did it by helping the Korean family at this crucial time. In
that way I fulfilled my 5 percent portion of responsibility for world
restoration." That is good enough. This is a one-time chance to
indemnify everything in a very short period, so it is a rare and
At the fall, the parents made the mistake. So I have come,
representing parents, in order to work to indemnify everything. Now I
am able to pass everything on to you. You can receive your true family,
true tribe, true nation and true world. In theory, that is all there is
to it; it is relatively easy to accomplish. Seven thousand blessed
wives will go to Korea to work for this cause. The number 7,000
represents a multitude. In Elijah's time, for instance, there were
7,000 faithful people in Israel. There should have been 7,000 couples
in the Christian era, but it wasn't accomplished. Now seven thousand
women of the third Israel will go to Korea and work together to
indemnify everything. With 7~000 we can indemnify all things.
While I was in Danbury, connection was made with 7,000 ministers in
order to link us to the rest of the world. Now we are in the process of
sending 7,000 ministers to Korea. Internally, 7,000 blessed wives will
go to Korea to connect with Korean families. Then the leaders and
members of both Christianity and the Unification Church will come into
unity. Once we are engrafted into the Korean spirit and viewpoint, that
unity will expand to the whole world.
While you are in Korea, your husband and children will no doubt
have a difficult time. You know what a family without their mother can
be like. But whatever the sacrifice, this needs to be done. Each
husband also has to support his wife while she is working far away in
Korea. The husbands will be fighting their lonely battle, not only
taking care of their family in America but supporting their wife too.
The condition may last for three years or one and a half years,
until October or November of 1988, depending on the situation. But it
will be at least one and a half years. This has to be done at this
ending point of fallen history.
With our own hands we will build our own country; we will call it
our Fatherland. That country will not be just a Korean country but our
own, the third Israel. Do you understand? After that happens national
borders and passports will no longer be necessary! People may need
certificates, but no more passports or visas.
The Little Angels School has a program to bring the teenaged
children of the older blessed couples for one or two years of study.
That school is very crowded now so I want to establish schools in each
province of Korea, where you can all send your children when they reach
We have many examples to follow. You know how hard the Jewish
people, the first Israelites, have worked during this century,
dedicating their lives and investing everything they had to build their
homeland. They are making a beautiful country out of the desert. The
American pioneers worked hard to build this nation, the second Israel.
Certainly the Unification Church can do better! In building the third
Israel, we should surpass the standard of any American patriot and any
World War II hero. We should be capable of working three times harder
and setting a higher standard than anyone from the first or second
Israel. Do you think I am just a big dreamer, or am I realistic? This
is our reality.
People of all five colors of skin will assemble in Korea. You may
have had a hard time achieving unity here in the United States, but in
Korea you will have to make unity. I trust that you will succeed
there. There are many varieties of women, and when they get together
they are usually very talkative. What a noisy place Korea will be! The
Chinese character that shows three women together means something very
noisy and very bad, the worst thing imaginable! Ask any Korean or
Japanese about this. It's true!
You may think you will be helping me but, actually, I have nothing
to gain by bringing many women to Korea. I have never done things just
because I like them. In fact, I always do things I don't like. You will
have a lot of freedom; the terms and conditions are good. You can do
anything you like, really: you can fight among yourselves, you can
fight with the blessed women from other countries, you can even fight
your central figure. But there is one person you may not fight against,
your parent. I am in Adam's position, and there is only one
commandment: don't fight Adam. You may fight anybody else, to your
I am saying this laughingly, but actually it is a serious point.
The Principle is serious, not something to laugh at. The entire tragedy
of the fall resulted from a woman's disobedience to Adam. But now, in
the time of restoration, there is no place for disobedience. So please
control yourself and don't oppose Adam. As long as you say yes to
whatever I ask, you may throw a tantrum with anybody else.
If I direct you to fast, for instance, all of you must obey. Of
course, if you cheat and go to the bathroom to eat something, I may
tolerate it because I would understand that whoever sneaks into a
bathroom to eat must be miserably hungry! But otherwise, you shouldn't
eat if I tell you not to.
Now is the time to plan how you will participate. Each woman must
pray and make plans. You should make this resolution: "When I go
to Korea, I will indemnify all the bad things in America. Once I get to
Korea I will do much better than I did here." You need to prepare
for the day when you hear the word, "Go to Korea tomorrow."
We will even have some training program for reaching out to the
communists in North Korea. Don't think that North Koreans are wicked
people; they are very pure people who have been taught totally wrong
You are fortunate to still have a preparation period. In terms of
geopolitics, the world can never abandon Korea to turmoil. Strife in
Korea would cause many problems for the United States, Japan and even
China. Each of those countries would like general elections to be held
in both North and South Korea. Eventually there will be a consensus
that elections are necessary. In preparation for that, we want to go to
the North and teach people to vote for God's will.
We can teach people, "Reverend Moon has made a foundation
throughout the world and that is why we have come here. God's world is
so much better than the communist world." You can explain in
detail; you can teach Godism, Unification Thought and Principle. Every
North Korean must know the truth and be liberated.
Until now people have been ignorant under communism but when you
come and tell them the truth they will be amazed. "Is that
true?" they will exclaim. "We didn't know anything about
that." It will be the first time they hear about it. Then the
country will completely change. If we take 10 million North Koreans to
tour the South, they will see how different and how much better life is
there, and their attitudes will completely turn around.
Then if they are given the chance to vote on their choice of a
system there would be no contest. They would respond, "We hate
Kim II Sung and his system, but we welcome Reverend Moon's ideal."
After that, Korea will be united as one country. It will not be so
difficult. That is the kind of situation that will be created. You can
explain how we have built a foundation in 150 countries. The Korean
people will follow when they know we have the economic foundation, the
manpower, and the strongest ideal.
Your only responsibility is to follow me. You didn't know
everything I have been doing, but now you do. Will you follow my
instructions and make the same commitment to this goal? Will you help
restore Korea? Will you be the people of the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth? How wonderful Moonies are! What an exciting time this is! How
do you feel now? Wonderful! I trust you.
All you women should prepare for that day of mobilization.
Actually, all we need are 7,000 women, not everybody. Imagine how many
Japanese members there are. The Japanese women have short legs and can
move very fast. They will move very quickly to fill those 7,000
positions. Please prepare yourself. I won't give you many days'
notice. You may hear the announcement, "Tomorrow you go."
Discuss this with your husband and children, even your small
children. Also discuss it with your relatives and plan what to do. Tell
them about the situation in Korea. Your family members will receive
blessing through this. Koreans have come here to help this country; you
will be doing the same thing for them.
(Question: How much time do we have to prepare?) I don't
know how much preparation time there will be. Only God knows. The
Korean women have already begun the work; they went out the beginning
of June. Your turn is next. Those who will say, "Yes, Father, I
will go," stand up.
Don't expect me to keep coming here to speak. Many different things
are now happening. Professors are visiting from Korea, for instance,
and there are many places I should be going to work. So just forget
about me! You know what you must do, so from now on, you should act of
your own accord. Make your own decision and don't wait for me. Let's
accomplish what must be done.
(Gifts presented from the 8,000 couples. Three cheers.)