REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
VICTORY OF GOD
August 20, 1987
(After the introduction of Father, loud and prolonged applause and
World Mission Center - Grand Ballroom
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Why are you so wildly enthusiastic this morning? Do you have some
reason for it? Actually, I am not supposed to be the one to speak
today. The True Family and the church elders should speak and give
testimony for the True Parents and the victory of Danbury, but you
pushed me out here again! So my topic this morning is "The Way
of the Victory of God."
If there had not been a fall of man, there would never have been
the need for such terminology as restoration or restoration history.
The same is true for many other aspects of God's providence. But what
happened because of the fall of man? A villain came on the scene, an
evil central figure, and basically all of fallen mankind has been
following that evil central figure. Satan and his forces came to exist
in God's world. Therefore, God's dispensational will after the fall of
man has been to create another side-that is, the forces centering upon
God and His will. That became the historical mandate of God.
The deepest tragedy of humanity today is one of ignorance-we don't
even realize that we are victims of human fall. Individuals as well as
families, societies, nations and the whole world have all become part
of the satanic element. Yet all are ignorant of this basic fact.
Furthermore, all the things of creation which God intended to be
dominated by godly men and women have been subjugated by the satanic
will. They have been burdened and grieving, victimized by the dominion
of evil in this world.
According to the original dispensational will of God, all the
things of creation, including the sun, moon, and all the heavenly
bodies, are supposed to be illuminating life centered upon God.
Instead, all these things give light to the satanic elements in the
world; they support the prosperity of evil. That has been the dreadful
situation of all the things of creation. They do not want to be in that
position, but because of the fall of man they have been wrongly
What about the air you breathe today? To whom did that air
originally belong? It belonged to God, but now because of man's fall,
it belongs to Satan. How about the water you drink? All the basic
aspects of creation-air, water, sunshine-are supposed to function for
God. Instead, they have been forced to do their jobs for Satan. This
is the greatest tragedy for them and it is all due to the fall of man.
We must think about why all this tragedy and grief has come about.
Even if there was an evil archangel masterminding it all, if no human
beings had cooperated with him, he could not have accomplished
anything. There would have been no evil results. Therefore, who are the
villains? Who are the ones ultimately responsible for the human fall?
It is man and woman.
If man and woman were responsible for the fall, what caused them to
fall? It was love. We have to ask why love, which is supposed to be a
totally good thing, was able to motivate the human fall. For what
purpose do men and women come together? God created men and women for
the consummation of true love. Can you think of any other reason? If
you deny that purpose, you are actually denying your own being as a
woman or a man.
If the human purpose is to consummate true love, then another
question arises: whose love is it? Who owns that love? Is it yours?
For example, you men: from whom does your love come? It comes from a
woman. What about you women? From whom does your love come?
From a man. You American women don't like that answer, do you?
As you can see, our love comes from someone else-man's love comes from
woman, and woman's love comes from man.
But does that love relationship begin the first day of your life?
As a newborn baby, do you start receiving and wanting that kind of
love? Why not? As you know, there are two aspects to human beings. We
have the internal aspect of mind and the external aspect of body.
Before a man and woman become a pair, each person already exists as a
pair within himself or herself.
The mind and body of men and women exist on an equal horizontal
line. At what point would they like to meet? Where is their center
point? When I speak of a center, I mean that point where the vertical
line crosses the horizontal line. That crossing point must be a perfect
90 degree angle. The maximum power of love can be expressed when men
and women come together at that center point. The shortest distance
between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that central
crossing point. A straight line is the shortest path.
Man and woman pull each other with such intensity that they become
completely joined and form a global, rounded entity. The action of love
is manifested in many different ways, but it is always pulling everyone
toward the center. Ultimately, it creates one round, global shape. The
globe is the ultimate form of love. This is true even for American
women. You tend to be independent and brash, not wanting to be bothered
with anything and anybody, but love has the power to conquer even you.
Even American women will capitulate to love.
Love forms into a globe, which is round, and it can roll everywhere
freely. If nothing is controlling it, a disaster could result because
it could bump into other things. Therefore, God created an axis for
love, which is the vertical line we have been discussing. Because of
that vertical axis of love, even though the globe tries to roll
everywhere all the time, it cannot because the axis is controlling it
and keeping it at the center.
The plus power, the love of God, and the minus power, the love of
human beings, move around all over the place but they are continually
pulled by the magnetic strength of the axis. They come together and
vertically unite. Once that unity is formed, what happens? It becomes
a universal power and influence, a universal embrace. It is like
universal lightning. True joy will come into being at that point
because there the universe will join with you.
What do you think-when God says, "Ha, ha, ha," would Adam
and Eve respond with, "Boo"? No, when God shouts joyfully in
His universally powerful voice, men and women shout the same thing in
their smaller voices. This is universal harmony-men and women and God
moving together in one expression of love. Thus, turning action is
always taking place, but it is always centered upon that proper axis.
Therefore, when God and men are united and turning around on that
axis of love, the entire universe is also turning on that axis. The
universe is turning, the earth is turning, the entire solar system is
turning. Even the tiny atoms are turning within everything. There is
no exception to this rotating movement. In other words, the entire
creation of God resembles the motion of the love axis. That is the
original formula of God.
What about you? You have eyeballs, right? Do those eyes have an
axis? Your eyes work in a disciplined manner. They each have an axis, a
point of focus, a right angle of light. They adjust themselves so that
you can see clearly. This is a manifestation of a four position
foundation. You also have two ears with which to hear sounds. Those two
points transmit information about sound to the brain. One sound is
separated into two ears, then they join together again into one. That
creates the square shape of the four position foundation. You breathe
air through your two nostrils, which join into one point at the top of
your nose. All this illustrates that human beings have many dual
systems which unite into one. This is a universal formula.
Why then should men and women wait to achieve their unity in love?
We must first grow to maturity before we unite. What does it mean to be
a mature person? It means that the focus of the eyes, nose, mouth,
ears, hands, body, and spirit are all the same-the location of love.
That is the unified focal point for the whole person. Once we reach
that unified focus, all the universal elements are protected. They will
not be destroyed or hampered.
Once that kind of unity is formed, its oneness is absolute. Even if
God tries to separate it, no power under the sun can detach it. It's
always there. When you are responding with love and you shout out
because of the power of that love, God is not apathetic. He doesn't
just passively listen. His response comes immediately, automatically.
When a teenager experiences his or her first love, the entire body
is pulled in that direction. Bosom, hips, every part goes toward the
direction of the beloved, even if you say, "No, I don't want to go
there." All the elements of the body are united to go toward that
goal. Nothing under the sun can deny it. Isn't this true? That is why
the power of love is supreme, even in the fallen world. People are
willing to preserve their love even at the cost of their own lives.
People will kill themselves before they will live without love. This is
because the power of love is stronger than the power of life.
We are born and then must go through a period of growth to reach
maturity along the horizontal line. The growth period is essential
according to the original formula of God's creation. This is very
logical. God created the growth period because the ultimate goal of
creation is to form global love and bring everything into that center.
God has to come down to meet human beings at that center; human beings
have to grow into that center. All the environment has to be ready,
ripened for that center. Therefore, the period of growth is essential.
It resembles an explosion. God comes down as men and women are
growing toward that central point of love. Once vertical and horizontal
meet, the clash of love is like an explosion which creates a vacuum.
Everything is expelled and then the vacuum pulls everything in.
Everybody is pulled together, united into one, and can live there
happily forever. This is the beauty of love. Once they are united like
this, no one is separated or exposed.
Once they become one, the woman's heart is in the heart of the man;
the man's heart is in the heart of the woman. The hearts of the man and
woman are in the heart of God. So there is no way you can retreat. You
are trying to get deeper and deeper into the heart of God, closer and
closer together. What happens then? If every component is trying to
push inward toward the center, does it create something flat or round?
It has to become round.
Consider the diamond, the hardest and most precious gem. Which is
stronger-the love of the axis line or a diamond? It is love.
Furthermore, while a diamond may impart a beautiful sparkle, the love
of the axis line is even more intensely sparkling and bright.
As I said, the fall of man occurred through the misuse of love.
Love was supposed to be consummated at one particular point, not at any
other place. That point is the juncture of the horizontal and vertical
lines. This is the only love I am speaking about.
You can see by now, love cannot be consummated by just one
individual. It requires two parts. Furthermore, you don't create your
own love. It comes from the other side. Men and women who want to live
alone without marrying, as well as those who adopt a homosexual or
lesbian lifestyle are going against the universal principle.
No matter how proud you may be of yourself, no matter how
powerfully you might speak, you have to come to the realization that
you are only a half. You are half formed. Each individual half has to
find another half in order to become whole, to be consummated. Some
power is needed to unite the two parts into one and that power is
love. Two individual halves centering on love come together and become
one perfected man and woman, one couple. That is the Principle.
So far, the essential purpose of mankind as well as all of creation
have not been understood. It is, put simply, the consummation of true
love. Everyone agrees that this is correct. God says, "This is
right." Man says, "This is right." Woman says,
"This is right." All people who lived in the past and are now
in spirit world will agree with this truth, as will contemporary
people. People of the future will also say it is correct.
You might try to tell your eyes to go the wrong way, but they know
better. All five of your senses know what is right. When the power of
love, particularly first love, is working nothing under the sun can
stop it. The formula of original love cannot be stopped.
Everybody has a love antenna. You don't have to be taught to seek
love. Your antenna is guiding you in that direction, like a homing
device seeking for the goal. Don't you think so? Don't you like that?
What about elderly grandmas and grandpas-do they feel the same way
about love? If you asked an old grandmother, Lying on her deathbed,
"Where do you want to die?" she would answer, "I want to
die in the arms of my beloved husband." That is the universal
sentiment-to live and die in love.
The same is true for each of you. You want to live your life with
love and then die surrounded by your loved ones. Is the same true of
the citizens of the United States? Do you say, "The American
people are different"? You don't think they are different? Are
There are 240 million American people going about their business
every day, but who is thinking about the true purpose of love? Is
anybody? Some women are always busy, walking fast and swaying on their
high heels. I wonder where they are going and what they are after. At
least, we Moonies have a different purpose from the secular world. When
we walk fast it is because we have a definite place to go. We swing our
hips too, but our axis is always centered upon the right place. We
mustn't lose that central point.
In an explosion, everything gets blown away and a vacuum is created
which has an incredibly strong pulling power to suck everything into
the center. Thus we should be moving even faster than the speed of that
sucking power. We are different because we know where our axis is.
God's love should always be regulating our actions.
When you go out every morning to do your work- whether it is MFT,
witnessing or whatever-you have lots of energy. But if you come home at
night, crying, "I'm dying! I can't go on," then you are not
men and women of true love. That is the sign of fake men and women. Do
Why does God have problems? After all, He has everything He needs.
He has access to all the wealth, power, and knowledge in the universe.
He certainly has the power to create life. Why has God been working so
desperately in His providence? Even with His almighty power, He has
been enduring tremendous suffering and grief. Why? It is because the
ultimate purpose of God is to obtain true love and He has not yet been
able to do it. There is no way for Him to obtain true love until His
object truly responds to Him. Even with all His power, God cannot
create or fulfill love all by Himself. This is the problem.
Suppose I decided, "I don't need Mother or the children. I'll
just fall in love with myself!" Could I consummate love that way?
No, God would look at me and say, "That guy is out of his
mind." Do you think God still needs love? But He is the almighty,
all-knowing God! He doesn't need love! Is that right or wrong? Love is
something you can achieve all by yourself, right? "I just love
myself and I'm so happy to be with me! My loving self, how joyful you
make me!" No, the stimulation of love must come from another.
God already possesses all the power, wealth and knowledge in the
universe, so He doesn't need another almighty, omniscient being as His
object. The strong need something weak; something hard needs something
soft. That creates balance. So God is not expecting you to become
almighty. He knows you are a finite, limited being. If two infinite,
almighty beings tried to push together into love, then love would run
away from them. Love itself would be pushed out. That is not what God
wants. The way in which love grows is when one is almighty and the
other is weak and finite; one is hard and the other is soft. That is
how love can grow the most.
The hard point is looking forward to meeting with the soft point,
and vice-versa. They both want to come together. If a soft, feminine
woman has nothing to touch but another woman's soft hand, she can't
feel excitement. If a man, with his coarse, rough hands has to touch
another man's hand, he can't enjoy that. They would rather die than
live with that. The soft, silky hands of a woman need to be caressed by
the large, rough hands of a man. Therefore, men have to be masculine;
women have to be feminine. God made you with those qualities to achieve
You women shouldn't guffaw loudly; you should be feminine even in
your laughter. Men should have rough, deep, and loud laughter. Men
should have masculine concerns. You must concentrate on working for the
sake of society, improving the political situation, even striving to
become president in order to right injustices. That is the kind of
ambition a man should harbor. Women should be more interested in their
homes, their children, and all the things of the family. That is
another aspect of harmony between men and women. The two areas of
interest can come together into a harmonious, balanced couple. That is
You women long for unconditional love from your husband. The love
of your children is not sufficient for you. You want to dwell in your
Whom do people resemble? You are created in the image of God. So
if we are in the image of God, then God must resemble us. Think about
the parents of a tiny baby. The baby is helpless, creating lots of
dirty diapers and spitting up on his parents, but he is unconditionally
loved by them. That is the same kind of relationship between God and
human beings. Compared to God, people are weak and powerless, like a
tiny infant. God cannot help but come down and take care of us.
The greatest of all Kings of the universe-God almighty-comes down
to take care of His children. You should think, "My almighty
Father is here, changing my diapers, giving me my bath."
Therefore, God should never feel like a stranger to us. We should be
able to say, "God is my love and I want to live with Him forever.
He is my big Dad."
When God moves, do you think people can keep up with Him? If the
relationship between God and man depended upon sharing of knowledge,
then we would never get very far. God has all knowledge and we have so
little. However, when the relationship between God and us is one of
love, then it is unconditional, without limit. Without consideration
for appearance, personal dignity and all that, God will say, "Come
on, get closer to me. You go ahead of me."
The greatest happiness that men and women can attain is to be able
to ask God to be with us and do certain things. When God is at your
command, saying, "All right, my dearest, I will do that for
you," that is the ultimate level of happiness.
God wants to listen to your words of love. No matter how small or
trivial, He will listen. But He will not care to hear anything other
than the story of love. He isn't interested in anything else. For
instance, a person who tries to get things from God for selfish
purposes will receive no notice from Him. But when God hears His sons
and daughters saying, "Heavenly Father, I love you so much. I want
to do everything for You," then He relishes their every word.
Do you love me or not? You say you love me, but what is the quality
of your love? I do not feel too good about it. You are still in the
fallen realm. If someone does all kinds of things, even engaging in
free sex and immorality and all manner of selfish acts, then if he
says, "I love God. I love Father," God does not rejoice over
There is the expression of having an "iron face." That
describes a shameless person who says, "So what?" I'll give
you an analogy. Suppose a woman marries for a second time, yet she
carries a picture of her first husband in every pocket. Suppose she
sets one up on her bedroom bureau and on the table in the dining room.
Then when the second husband comes home, she says, "Darling, I
love you!" The man would naturally ask, "Whom do you really
love?" There can be no purity of heart and soul in that kind of
In love, the most important and precious thing is unstained
purity. This is what the fall of man was all about. If God sees a
beauty queen, does He come down and say, "Oh, how pretty you are.
My darling, I love you." Do external appearances have anything to
do with God's love? No.
Love is serious. God is searching among the five billion people on
the earth for someone who has the purity of genuine love for Him. But
so far, no such man or woman has existed. That has been the problem.
Therefore, in His re-creation, God has to begin the work all over again
to find a new beachhead for His true love. Through that person, He
will undertake the salvation and restoration of mankind to true love.
That has been the work of God.
I have already been preaching an hour and 15 minutes. In most
churches, the minister won't speak more than 30 minutes, but I am just
getting warmed up. Would you like me to conclude now? No? You must be
God is asking, "Where are the men and women of pure love among
the American churches or among the American people as a whole?"
Have you seen many people who are true servants of God? In the sight of
God, there is really nothing to be proud of, then. This makes God feel
discouraged and sad. The satanic net in this country has to be cut and
a new, heavenly love net has to be constructed. That is the religious
dispensation of God.
Throughout history, all healthy, universal religions spoke of
love. Look at the Old Testament and also the teachings of Jesus. The
genuine religious impulse is based on love. Who is Satan? Satan is the
archangel and the archangel is supposed to be nothing more than a
of God and human beings. But that servant not only took away all
the master's property, he also raped the daughter of God. That is
Satan's true nature. Our job is to expose and expel Satan from our
planet. So far in human history, Satan has been trying to kick God off
God cannot use force to take people out of Satan's bosom and back
to His side because the relationship between human beings and Satan is
one of love. God cannot deny that relationship. Satan is an impostor
and a fornicator, an adulterer. Through the fall of man, the children
born on earth have been the offspring of satanic love. People have even
been worshipping Satan as their god, in a sense. Therefore, God's job
of restoration has been incredibly difficult. He has been working not
just to restore stolen property, but to restore heart and love.
The only hope for human salvation is the original mind. Man's
original mind is always longing for its home, which is with God. You
are in between God and Satan and their tug-of-war is going on over
you. Your body and limbs are bound by Satan, but there is one hope:
your heart and mind want to go in the direction of God.
Therefore, our way of life must help us to think constantly about
God. We must eat, sleep, and do everything for the sake of belonging to
Him. Your job is to expel Satan from the environment-a 24-hour-a-day
occupation. Since Satan has enslaved your body and limbs, you must make
tremendous effort to cut his chains and separate from him.
Today is the second anniversary of the victory of Danbury. What is
Danbury? It is the place that satanic people dislike the most. No one
wants to go to prison. It is the lowest place in any society. When
someone gets sent there, it is very difficult for him to go back into
society. Lawyers and government officials don't want any part of
prison. Most people do not go to prison out of a public interest. They
have violated the laws for their own private interest, so prison truly
represents the dungeon of hell in our society. It is a satanic place,
so if any godly men go there, they are not welcomed.
There are two basic types of people who get sent to jail in the
United States. One type goes against the legitimate interests of
society for selfish reasons and breaks the law. But the other type is
working to destroy Satan. Such people will also wind up in prison.
This has been true throughout history. Two different types of
people have been imprisoned and even executed. One was the genuine
criminal and the other was the true person of God trying to expel Satan
from society. Such people were always falsely accused and thus ended up
in prison. History is a witness to this.
However, godly people have used imprisonment as an opportunity to
cut the satanic net around this world and create a net of God's love.
From that point on, the greatest of all victories for God can be
obtained. That has been an important strategy of God. Even though the
forces representing Satan may put a godly person in prison, they cannot
handle him or digest him. They cannot destroy him, either.
If a civil government under the influence of Satan mistakenly
brings a man of God to prison and that man continues to exhibit love
for others in an exemplary way, what will happen? If Satan tries to
condemn such a person, he has to pay the indemnity. Satan knows the
Principle. The archangel knew the Principle of Creation in precise
detail and he knew that God created man for love. Satan has no power to
match the power of unconditional love.
This is the very strategy of God. Often in the past, God sent his
beloved children into the dungeons of hell. Sometimes He even allowed
Satan to kill them, but in the eternal realm, the satanic world has had
to pay the price for that. In such a way, God counter attacks Satan's
forces and regains the world. That has been His historical strategy.
Jesus Christ was the greatest example of this. God allowed His only
begotten son to be killed at the hands of Satan. Jesus never condemned
others and told his followers instead, "Love your enemy." He
forgave the Roman soldiers because he knew he was dying as a sacrifice,
and that eventually his love would conquer the Roman Empire. The value
of the son of God is greater than that of all the children of the
fallen realm. That is the law. But God did not lose by this
sacrifice. He created another realm beyond the crucifixion: the realm
After crucifying Jesus, Satan had no more power to touch him in any
way. Jesus was completely out of the satanic realm. Then he could come
back and claim God's children. Love conquers everything. There is no
such thing as prison or bondage in love. Even though Satan destroyed
Jesus' body, the disciples marched to Rome and conquered it because of
the condition that Jesus set. However, because no one knew the complete
truth, it took a long time. If they had known all the truth that I am
teaching you today, the Roman Empire would have been converted
virtually overnight. Instead it took four centuries.
Reverend Moon is an extraordinary religious leader who not only
knows the truth but who pays the price for the sake of humanity in
blood, sweat and tears. Furthermore, as a religious leader, I hold the
top record for receiving persecution during my own lifetime. My method
is not to fight any denomination, religious organization or leader.
Instead, I embrace and love them and teach them the truth, asking them
to unite so that together we can cast Satan out of the planet.
That was the Danbury dispensation. Danbury was the result of
Satan's work through all kinds of organizations: established Christian
churches, communists, Jewish groups, white supremacist groups. The
American government and social establishment came together with a
common goal: to destroy Reverend Moon and his movement once and for
all. After pushing me into prison, they celebrated with champagne,
saying, "The evil-doer is finally in jail!"
But there was one thing they did not know about: I had a secret
weapon. I entered the prison with dignity and power and I showed love
for Judaism, Christianity, other religions, the American government and
the entire establishment. I did not fight against them. Instead, I
forgave them and loved them more than before.
I set the condition that in due course, all of America's religious
community and government would change. What has happened since that
Danbury victory? Within three years, our movement has made the most
incredible inroads and recovery. Resurrection has taken place. I am
rising like a love sun, giving out love rays to the world. For the
first time, the entire world is receiving the warmth and light of
salvation and hope. This has become apparent not only in the United
States, but all over the world. At the same time, powerful forces like
the American government and the communist governments have become
weaker from within.
In Washington in 1976, I predicted the end of the Soviet Union and
declared we would hold a rally in Moscow. No one took it seriously
then, but now after Danbury, everyone is taking it seriously. I also
made a proclamation in Geneva in 1985 that the end of communism was
near. After Danbury, I set the condition of hope not only for myself
but for everybody, much as Jesus set the condition for his disciples.
Through that, all the members of the Unification Church received new
power and a clearance to get out of the satanic realm.
Now is our time of exodus from the satanic realm. The standard has
been established in front of Satan and in front of God, which is our
fortress, our bulwark. This gift was given to everyone individually and
from that you can win everything. This is our dignity and our
I came out of Danbury as a victor. Meanwhile, the U.S. government
has become more and more confused. You do not have any idea of the
foundation and power I have obtained in these short two years since
Danbury. People might laugh at me, but they do not know that I am
teamed up with God. They cannot see that God and the spirit world are
After Danbury, we have taken the offensive. My goal is that even if
the U. S. government falters, the country itself will not falter. Our
coal is to save America, not to destroy it. Our movement will become
the peoples' champion. This is the reason I want to ignite American
Christianity. Tens of thousands of Christian leaders will be educated
and sent to Korea to find spiritual rebirth. Many American leaders and
state legislators are now united with our goals. They are changing
their plans and following me the way the Israelites followed Moses
during the 40 years. It is exactly that kind of situation.
Now the choice is very clear: if the people follow Reverend Moon's
principle and ideal, they will survive. If they go the other way, they
will falter and decline. Nobody can stop the spread of materialistic
atheism in the United States; neither can anyone stop the increasing
immorality and drug abuse. No power under the sun can stop them except
the power of God, translated through Reverend Moon.
On this day of the Danbury anniversary celebration, the question is
whether you are going to inherit my victory, tradition, and pride and
take my mission upon your shoulders. Are you willing to become the
personification and instrument of true love? With that power, you can
be a victor anywhere on the face of the earth. You will be welcomed
because Satan has no power before you. Because I won the victory at
Danbury, you can go anywhere and be victorious.
(Father speaks in English:) You have to know this point. After
Danbury, my situation is like a love sun rising. The road is clear, the
sky is clear, everything is clear after Danbury. You have to rise up in
this atmosphere, centering on love. Every Moonie under the sun
possesses that kind of strong condition now. There will be no more
persecution against the Unification Church. That situation will pass
away. Only a welcome will remain. The groups that combined against me
have changed their minds now, by 180 degrees. That situation will
prevail all over the world. If you went to houses or businesses in the
past and asked people, "How do you like Reverend Moon?"
everyone said, "I don't like him." But now they are
repenting. Who did this? God and I made these conditions for
resurrection in Danbury.
Are you going to inherit my standard and condition? This day, every
Moonie must inherit that condition. Keep it in your mind. This is
God's salvation. For a long, long time it was halted. God has spent
all this time trying to get back to the starting position where we are
now. What shall you do? This is the problem. American people are too
clever, too analytical. They wind up on Satan's side by thinking,
"Reverend Moon's theory is similar to such-and-such a famous
scholar's theory." This is not just a theory. This is God's
principle, so we call it the Divine Principle. You have to go the
Principle way step by step, point by point.
What is your purpose for gathering here today? You have to be clear
on this point. The fallen world is occupied by Satan. God doesn't want
that. You are God's soldiers. Every Moonie, day and night, is
confronting and overcoming Satan's soldiers. This is the American
Moonies' responsibility-to save this country. Otherwise, it will
On this continent, you white people are a minority. American white
people, don't you want to inherit this new situation? Do you want to
continue in Satan's circumstances or start God's? Moonies must
absolutely follow me. You have to make a determination during this
anniversary and commemorative time.
(Translation:) Danbury is the place where I absolutely demonstrated
my love for this nation, even though it has been an enemy to me. I
showed my determination to save and love this nation. Because of this
condition, people in the government are beginning to come around. It
has to be so.
The Washington Times is another example of my love for this
nation. Without The Washington Times, the United States would be
experiencing its darkest hour. I initiated that publication at an
enormous sacrifice for the sake of the salvation of this country. Do
you understand the one principle upon which I operate? You must know my
secret. It is that, knowing Satan will attack and try to destroy you,
you love the satanic people more than you love your own godly people.
By doing that, Satan absolutely has to retreat. This is how a
revolution can occur in peoples' minds.
It is like the love between men and women. When the true subject
appears, the object of love is pulled toward it, as if by magnetic
power. This is the strategy that God uses. So far in history, no one
has unlocked this secret of the love of God. I not only know this truth
but I have applied it. For that reason, I have become like a magnetic
dynamo, pulling all the metallic pieces towards me. This is the reason
black, yellow, red, and white people are all drawn to me.
It doesn't really matter where you are-in prison or the dungeons of
hell. As long as you become the central figure or subject of the love
of God, you will pull even the enemy toward you. This is the reason
Jesus proclaimed that we must love our enemies. It is not by force,
nor by the sword that I can change the United States. My secret is to
surpass the love any godly, patriotic man in history has had for this
country. In that way, the heart of the American people will be drawn
True love is the source of eternal light and life. When the sun
rises in the east, its rays gradually spread over the earth. All living
things turn toward the sun, which is their centering point. They want
to move toward the source of their life. That is natural law. The law
of love is the same: all people are drawn to the rising love sun.
Reverend Moon is an Oriental man, a Korean. I have been on the
ocean so much and gotten so tan, I look like I belong to the Negro
race. I am not an average, standard American but if I don't come to
Gloucester or Alaska, the ocean feels almost empty. When I leave the
United States, the whole country feels almost empty, doesn't it?
Those who want to follow me wherever I go, raise your hands. All
right, I will give you a condition now: unless you love God and
humanity, you have no right to follow me. You Americans,
representatives of all the people of this country, unless you love the
United States more than all other citizens ever loved it before, you
are not worthy to follow me.
Do I belong to a certain nation? Do I belong to the world? God is
cosmic, universal. That is the ultimate realm and it is my goal.
Therefore, do not just love your own country. Love the world, love the
cosmos, love the spirit world. Love humanity more than Confucius did;
more than Buddha did; even more than Jesus did.
Declare to the world, "God, I love the world more than You
do. My love will take care of the entire world, so you don't have to
worry about it. Just take a vacation." Do you think God will say,
"You rascal! Go to hell." No, God will laugh and say, "I
fulfilled my love! Hooray, now I will go on a permanent vacation!"
I am Korean, but am I just Korea-minded, Korea centered? Am I simply
an Asian person? It is obvious that I am not just Korean because the
country of Korea rejected me. I am not Asian because Asia pushed me
out. I am not American because America is pushing me out. I do not
belong to this world because the entire world is pushing me out. If
spirit world pushes me out, where will I go? The only place left to go
is to God!
Imagine me trying to enter the palace of God and the guard
persecuting me. God would see this persecution and say, "My son,
come over here. Don't worry about them. You belong to my heart. Stay
with me." What a dramatic and exciting ideal that is; it is
positively romantic. This is the romance of eternity. You wouldn't want
to swap that kind of life for any price.
The conclusion is this: no matter what people say about me, it
doesn't matter. History will show that from now on, anyone who does not
follow God's ideal will decline and perish. The followers of Reverend
Moon's teachings will prosper. I make this formidable declaration
knowing that the CIA and the FBI are listening, as well as broadcasters
and newspaper reporters. Times will soon change. Now people come and
write, "Reverend Moon is trying to conquer the world; he speaks
about a world government, a theocratic kingdom and so forth." Soon
they will say, "So what! I love Reverend Moon." Even they
will want to follow my ideal. Amen? Amen.
Are you like that? Really? In order for you to hear this great
message, God has made tremendous sacrifices. God's son Jesus died, and
many saints in history perished in order to restore true love. Today,
you are listening comfortably, just trying to claim that love by saying
one word, "Amen." What rascals you are!
Yet, you have a right to do so. I will teach you the secret reason
now: you can say, "I have True Parents. I am their true child in a
relationship of true love. Therefore, I can claim that true love
anywhere under the sun." You have the privilege to inherit and
participate in true love.
You've got to feel a burning and passionate desire today, first of
all, to participate in True Parents' love. Secondly, you must want that
love to be your permanent inheritance. If you have that kind of strong,
divinely-centered dedication, you are already walking in true love. You
don't need any other kind of education but that: how to make the
condition of true love. With that condition, you can inherit all of
God's cosmic property. You have to make such a foundation. You can't
just say, "I want to follow Father; I want to go to heaven."
Today is the celebration of the victory of Danbury, which means the
victory of resurrection. Upon this foundation of resurrection, you can
do anything, fulfill any mission. Even if you are kicked 100 times a
day, it won't make any difference. The work of resurrection will
continue and become your victory. That is the meaning of the victory of
I suffered imprisonment in Japan before coming to the United States
because I knew I had to demonstrate an invincible standard of love for
Japan. That is the only way Japan could be changed. Likewise, I went to
prison in Korea so I could conquer those people with true love. I
suffered in prison in the United States so that this nation and the
world can come under true love. Danbury has one more great purpose. It
has the power to liberate the communist world because the influence
behind my imprisonment was that of communism. I knew that and I
accepted it on those terms.
The secret is this: no matter what happens, or what persecution and
opposition you encounter, do not worry and do not complain. It is
God's way of giving you a blessing. By allowing you to go through that
suffering, God is allowing you to gain a gigantic return in terms of
the victory of love. This is the tactical strategy of God to separate
you from Satan.
(Father speaks in English:) Satan will leave. Otherwise, you'll
have to fight on every level, winning that foundation eight times
over. How can we reach that kind of level? Man doesn't have such
power. Persecution does it.
That is the kind of fighting going on between Satan and God. How
wonderful is this secret. Human history did not reveal this secret, but
now through Reverend Moon it has been revealed. How wonderful a
providential point we are standing on, to have this kind of power and
authority. Who gave you this authority? Not your ancestors, not your
own suffering. God gave it to you out of His love. Through the True
Parents, He is making you this gift: a victorious foundation for my
followers, the so-called Moonies. How proud of this we should be.
We are celebrating today. The time for the consummation of our
goal, our ultimate victory, is near. By the end of 1988, the nation's
and the world's destiny will be determined. We will bring it over to
the victorious side. Today we are not just gathered together to rejoice
over the victory. Today we must recommit ourselves to the additional
task which lies ahead. Recommit yourselves to take over my mission, to
move ahead, to win your own Danbury victory. That is the meaning of
From now on, you have to make your own victorious foundation. You
need it. You do not yet have it. In order to win such a victory, the
first thing you have to do is separate from Satan. Have you done that?
Is Satan separated from your home, out of your lineage? That is the
problem. You cannot cut off the lineage of Satan by yourself. You need
repentance to clean up the past and the present. Through repentance,
the Kingdom of Heaven on earth appears.
Sometimes you ask, "Why do we have to go the course of
indemnity?" You have to do it to fight against the satanic
atmosphere. Satan is always suggesting things to you. Through indemnity
and repentance, you can kick out and clean up Satan from your realm.
This is the life of faith. You have not known how serious I am,
fighting to separate from Satan's realm on the individual, family,
tribal, national and world levels. From then on, the cosmic level is
The gate of hell has been opened. That was True Parents' duty. You
do not know how lonely my situation was. This is a serious point. First
of all, you have to gain victory in your individual situation. You have
to separate from Satan or you cannot release your family, your tribe,
and your nation. I have made that kind of separation on every level.
You are conditionally separated.
(Translation:) The meaning of today's celebration is that we must
make up our minds to start anew and become new people after today.
Nothing will be the same. You don't know the direction of history, the
President of the United States does not know, nor does Mr. Gorbachev.
I know exactly what the providential will is, and where we are
heading. This is your time to set your own Danbury condition. As much
as I was victorious in Danbury, each of you must win that same victory
in your own life. You can do it. This is the meaning of today and this
is our determination.
I know that many things occupy your mind: your spouse, your
children, your parents. Even though you have a thousand different
mundane thoughts, just forget them. Right now, you should have only one
goal: the will of God and the victory of His true love on earth. Set
the condition to love humanity and love God. Become an individual who
will demonstrate that supreme love. Can you do it? may God bless you.