REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
AND THE UNIFICATION
OF OUR FATHERLAND
November 21, 1987
World Mission Center - Grand Ballroom
Translator - Sang Kil Han
Have you missed me these past months? Well, now I have returned.
Do you know where I went? Yes, to Korea. Korea is one of the many
countries of the world. Those of us here today are from many different
parts of the world and represent many different homelands.
What is a homeland? It is the country in which a person is born in
succession of a line of many ancestors. We can go far back into our
human ancestry, hundreds of thousands of years, to where all our
ancestries first began. Tracing it all the way back to the beginning,
how many homelands does the human race actually have? There is only
one-one family and one cultural background was the beginning point of
this present world.
Today, however, people have different origins and such diverse
backgrounds. As we learn from the Bible, the ancestral mainstream was
inherited and transmitted through the position of the elder son. But in
the world today, is there a single nation which has inherited its
tradition through one ancestry in pure succession through the elder
sons? Do we see any individual or race who can claim, "I am the
culmination of that tradition which has been passed on generation after
generation without being mixed with miscellaneous elements"? No,
there is no person or race who can make such a claim.
On the contrary, today we see all different elements-adopted sons,
third or fourth sons, and so on. It is everything other than purity and
consistency. All different elements came in and "inherited"
Everyone has a homeland. Do we want our homeland to be the best,
the purest, and the most stable? Or do we want something all mixed
together, haphazard and weak? Are we content to inherit such a
tradition? This is a common trait for all people. No matter where we
come from or where we are, we all want a pure, consistent flow of
tradition that we can take pride in.
Looking around us, we see everything but this strength and
simplicity. Why did things come to this point? Why was tradition not
maintained in a pure and clear way? This is a result of the human
fall. Humanity had no other alternative than to arrive at this mixed up
What is the fall? As members of the Unification Church, we can give
a very simple definition. One way of explaining the fall is to say that
the human lineage changed from pure and true to something else. Whose
lineage were we originally created within and whose lineage do we find
ourselves in now? We all know the answer to that. People have been
transferred into Satan's lineage. Yet do we really really feel,
"Yes, Satan's lineage is in my blood. To cleanse and purify it is
my work and God's desire." Is there anyone who feels very strongly
about that? Reason and logic direct us to this understanding and even
though the Moonies understand this point, few feel really strongly
about it. The Moonies would rather not think about it if they can avoid
Do you have a strong urge to extricate yourself from the fallen
lineage and thrust away all the sinfulness within you? If a righteous
person pinches you, saying, Y do this because your body has inherited
Satan's lineage," what is your response? Do you say, "Yes, I
deserve that and I thank you for doing it"? What if someone should
come up to you and pinch you all over your arms and legs, saying,
"Because you are from the fallen lineage, I am trying to pinch
that out of your body to allow you to become pure." It hurts and
bleeds everywhere. What do you do? Do you complain, "Oh, it
hurts"? Or do you say, "I am getting rid of that poison. I
am grateful to be cleansed"? Do you really feel grateful for it?
That is a big question.
It is really historic that we have discovered this fact about our
fallen lineage and it is our historical task to cleanse and transfer
that lineage back to God's. That is a truly momentous undertaking. Is
that just man's work or just God's work? Actually, it takes the
tremendous, painful, all-out effort of both God and man. It is an
Since everything is interconnected, a false lineage in an
individual produces a false family; a society of false families
produces a false country, and false countries make up a false world.
Who is the master of such a realm? The inescapable answer is Satan.
There is no place that God can claim as totally His own.
Suppose someone comes along and tries to take someone or something
away from the satanic realm. Do you think Satan will just ignore such
an effort, not caring whether it succeeds or not? No, not at all. Satan
will never freely allow even the smallest piece of his territory to be
taken away. He will fight against any such effort, whether it is made
by God or man.
To whom does a human being originally belong? Yes, it is God. But
the fact is that today Satan is reigning over human beings. Why can't
God just come in and claim His original property, saying, "This is
mine and you know it"? Why isn't it that simple? It is because
Satan can claim, "You created all things through love, God, so
Your dominion over the world is through love. Even though I never
achieved the perfection stage of love, I did get to the top of the
growth stage. Since I achieved that level, then I must have dominion
over everything beneath that level." That is according to the
Principle. Furthermore, he can say, "Unless You have a higher
tradition of love than that which I achieved, You cannot claim anything
from me." Do you understand?
What is the most important element for ridding ourselves of the
tradition of satanic love? What does it take to overcome that
tradition? Denial. We must deny all of our links or associations with
the satanic domain, even unto our very lives. We must prefer to go to
spirit world rather than compromise with Satan's evil structures.
Before we deny something, we have to belong to something else. We
must have a base from which to deny the evil lineage. That base is
God. We must seek for God and love Him more than our own life. Our
love for God must be greater than any standard of love in the fallen
world to enable us to deny everything in favor of Him, even our own
life. When we have a love for God which is stronger than our own will
to live, that is the standard for beginning to transfer our lineage
into the original one.
Do we destroy Satan's domain by going around and kicking all that
Satan has built up and nurtured? No, that is not the way. Violence is
not our standard of denial. The true denial of Satan's bond is to have
a stronger bond with God. We know that Satan is the enemy of God and
mankind. Are we going to completely conquer all Satan's power and go
back to God? Answer me clearly, is that true? How?
If someone claims that violence is the right course of action,
let's look at what Jesus did. Why didn't Jesus just kick those Roman
soldiers away from him instead of praying for their forgiveness? Was he
a coward? Instead of trying to retaliate against the enemy who was
piercing his body with a spear, Jesus prayed for him. What sort of
action was that? Did he do that because he was inferior and
powerless? Was he incapable of smashing Satan's foundation, as we have
sworn we are about to do? Why did Jesus have to take the stance he
did? The modern-day reenactment of Jesus' position came in the life of
Reverend Moon. When I came here to the United States, trying to bring
goodness, this country repaid me with antagonism and eventually put me
in jail. Why didn't I become righteously indignant and just judge
them? Is it because I am a coward? Why did I have to do what I did?
For us to be heavenly citizens, we must not only love God most
intensely, we must also love other people, including our enemies.
Before Lucifer became Satan, he was a being in a position to be loved.
This is his claim. Now Satan is saying to God, "Even though I fell
into an unprincipled existence, Your responsibility is to love me.
Unless you love me to the point where I say You have truly loved me,
You cannot regain Your dominion over the world." This is according
to the Principle and this is Satan's claim.
Before we can go to heaven, we have to love not only God but also
the fallen world. Even though it is unprincipled, the fallen world was
originally in the position to be loved by God. Thus Satan demands that
God love him before going on and advancing to heaven. Do you
Satan goes on to say to God, "I do not deny that You are the
original master and owner of this world, but unless the people You save
can also love me according to the highest standard, I cannot let them
go to Heaven." Does God have a basis to deny this claim? Even God
must admit that what Satan is saying is according to His own
Principle. God has to recognize Satan's claim. That has been the
Thus we have a most perplexing, complicated task. We must first
love our enemy, including Satan, and yet also cut off our ties with
him. Isn't that true? In order to satisfy these two conditions, we must
go on our own feet and visit the most difficult, painful areas. Satan
pushes you into the most painful situation, perhaps driving you even to
the point of death. What is your response? Do you fight against it and
say, "No, I don't want to die. I don't want to endure such a
difficult situation"? Can we argue with Satan about that? No, we
cannot. In order to change our lineage, we must never let go of our
ties with God. We must cling more desperately to our love of God than
to our own life, saying, "If I die, I will not regret it. I will
never let go of God's love." If we maintain our oneness with God
in such a climate of risk and danger, we will be given new life once we
go to spirit world.
With such determination, we can bravely confront Satan, saying,
"Let me go to where I originally belong. I truly love you, but
you know you must let me go." Then Satan will sign the paper
saying, "Yes, you may go to Heaven. That is where you belong
because you truly loved me." Each and every one of us must have
that paper signed by Satan. Do you have such a signed paper? If not,
then what is the destination of the Moonies? You have to be going
somewhere. If you never get that paper signed, then where will you go?
If not Heaven, there is no place to go other than hell.
Are you a miserable group now? How can you say you are not
miserable? "We may be suffering, but we are not miserable."
Is that what you are saying? Are you confident that you can really
shake loose from the satanic world? You really don't want to belong
Then if someone demands that you take up your cross and follow
Jesus, saying that you must go and be crucified as he was, will you
agree to that? You would stay with God rather than avoid such
suffering? Can you do that for your brother's sake as well as your
own? White Americans are so individualistic that they rarely think of
anyone but themselves, isn't that true? They say, "Why should we
have to die for the sake of the British or the Germans? Let them die
for their own sake and I'll die for mine."
Today's topic is "Children's Day and the Unification of the
Fatherland." What kind of children do we want to become? Do you
want to be the children of England or the United States or some other
country? You say the homeland, but where is that homeland? That is
something special about the Moonies-you come from a powerful, wealthy
nation like the United States or England, the nation with the highest
traditions, yet you forsake your own countries. Instead, you want to go
to the country where Reverend Moon came from.
I don't have anything-not power, not money or anything like that. I
don't have any sort of military strength. I don't even have an
automobile of my own. The only transportation I own is my "car
#11"-my two legs. So why are you so eager to follow me? You say it
is because of true love, but are you really sure there is such a
thing? How do you know that I have true love and that I will abide by
it? Do you know me? How do you know that I haven't done everything so
far just to deceive you?
Do I have my own homeland now? Does God? There are over a hundred
countries in the world, but does God have even one nation which is
truly His? How has it happened that in this whole wide world which
almighty God created, He doesn't even have dominion over one nation?
We are reminded again this morning that the names of Reverend Moon
and of Jesus were not necessary for the original world. These names
have come into existence because of the fall of man. Traditional
Christianity doesn't understand any of these most basic points: they
don't know how the fall was generated or what it was; they don't know
where mankind is heading; they don't understand why Jesus came to the
earth. Without understanding the truth, we can never go the right way.
This world is pitch-dark spiritually. If it weren't for my coming and
teaching about restoring the elder sonship, inheriting the right
tradition, and restoring the original lineage, mankind would not have
any idea where they should be headed.
The deepest human desire is to become one with God. That is what we
want above and beyond everything else. Secondly, we want to become
God's descendants, God's children. Thirdly, we desire God's nation on
the earth. Fourthly, we want to live in Heaven, centered upon God.
Because of the fall of man, we have gone to the completely opposite
side of the spectrum. First of all, we had no choice but to become
people living under Satan's dominion. We can see clearly where we were
supposed to be, but we can also see clearly that we are not there. Let
us stop a moment and consider where we are today. We cannot deny that
we are in the wrong place. We want to go back to God's realm, but how
can we do it? What was the original human starting place? Everything
started from the original parents who fell. Those parents gave birth to
their first offspring in much the same way that they were originally
destined to, but with the significant difference of not being centered
on God. They were centered on Satan instead. That was the only
difference, but what a world of difference it was!
To return to the original position requires ridding ourselves of
our satanic lineage and restoring our ties with God. That is the
summary of it. First, we belong to Satan-we are Satan's people. We want
to pull away from Satan-this is the first part of liberation.
Number two, we became Satan's descendants. We have to be liberated
from Satan's love, Satan's people, Satan's nation and Satan's hell in
the spiritual world. We want to find God's love, be restored to the
descendants of God, and find and restore God's country. We want
eventually to belong to God's Heaven. We want to transfer from Satan's
territory to God's territory. That is the goal of our life. How
wonderful it will be if we really do away with the satanic ties and
move on to God's side, bringing everything along with us.
Can we hold onto God's kingdom with our right hand and Satan's
kingdom with our left and try to bring them together into unity?
Wouldn't that be convenient? Why can't we do that? Perhaps we should
retain half of Satan's world within God's? No, the only way to have any
part of God's realm is by the complete dismissal and denial of Satan's
realm. That is the only way we can begin. If we have even a small part
of Satan remaining, Satan will come and say, "Here is proof that
you belong to me. You cannot get away!"
We have already agreed that all the nations in this world belong to
Satan. Is the United States an exception? Is this a God-centered
country? When you are wearing clothing which is made in America, Satan
can say, "Since your clothing is made in America, which belongs to
me, then you also belong to me. Your clothing belongs to me and so do
you." What about a small piece of American bread? You, as a
heavenly citizen, eat that American bread. Satan will say, "Since
you are eating the bread which is of this country, then you belong to
How about the language spoken here? If you keep on speaking
English, Satan will say, "That is the language of the country
which belongs to me. Because you are speaking that language, you belong
to me." It's the same if you live in a house which belongs to
America. This country could say, "You belong to me because you are
living in the house which belongs to me."
We have been talking so much about heaven, but how do you propose
to go there? It is obvious that what we wear, what we eat, what we
speak and so forth all belongs to Satan. Then how do you propose to go
to heaven? How are we different from the people who live within the
Whenever you purchase something, what do you sprinkle over it? Holy
salt. A law was created so that property which once belonged to Satan
can be purchased and sprinkled with holy salt and the ownership
completely changes. That law works. We have been doing that, haven't
we? How about language? What are we doing about that? How are you going
to dispose of your language? You can't holy salt your tongue. We can
say, "I have been as a captive, like the Israelites in Egypt, a
prisoner of war. I am originally God's citizen, but the enemy took me
into Egypt and taught me English. So now I am gaining back the original
language. I am learning the Korean language, even though I am so
At least you know a few words, like "anya hashimnika" and
you can say some of the alphabet. That's evidence enough that your
true language is Korean. The Anglo-Saxon people will be really dismayed
and say, "What is he trying to do? He is going to enslave us and
put all Americans under the dominion of some other country." They
may have such a fearful perspective, but actually we are following
God's law. Therefore, no one can stop it.
Some people say, "Reverend Moon is so greedy. He is coming
here to swallow up the whole AngloSaxon culture! We don't like
that!" That is the American way. How wonderful America is, right?
Wonderful or miserable? How miserable America is.
You have a clear idea now of what we must have in order to belong
to God. Do you really make it a practice that, before sitting anywhere
you holy salt the area, saying that you are sitting on God's land and
nobody else's? If you don't, then you'd better start doing that
quickly. This is why I taught you the condition of blowing three times
to consecrate something if you can't use holy salt. If you encounter
some handsome man or beautiful woman and happen to touch that person
just a little bit, what should you do? You should holy salt your hand
or blow three times. You shouldn't want to think about the incident
again. You have to cleanse that connection. You don't have to show
others what you are doing. (He acts out blowing on his hand with
great vigor.) You can dust it off within your own mind, but you
have to do it very firmly.
The question is, will this contract, this promise work? Who
established that contract? You say God, but how do you know? Maybe I
just told you that to deceive you. How do you know this law is an
active law? Why do you trust me? I've taught you wonderful words,
haven't I? I have taught you the Divine Principle. It is not some
ordinary principle but the Divine Principle that I am teaching you.
Yes, this is The Principle, which is overriding, all-encompassing, and
divine. Since it is the Divine Principle, it is a working law. If we
study the Divine Principle, we can solve everything. Nothing is too
complicated to be solved by the Divine Principle. Looking through the
glass of the Divine Principle, all the complicated situations of the
satanic world will become simple and clear. The same is true for all
the problems within the heavenly world. Through the Divine Principle,
we can solve everything.
I didn't speak the Divine Principle first, then test it out. No,
first I tested it and proved it, got the approval of God and of Satan,
and then I spoke it and taught it to you Therefore, nobody can deny
it. What do you call me? You call me Father. The Catholic Church also
calls its clergymen "Father." Do you have many fathers? There
are many fathers in the world, but the world only has one True Father.
If someone is a true father, can there be two or three others as well?
No, "True Father" means there is only one. Is True Father
standing on the satanic side or on God's side? True cannot mean true to
Satan and true to God, but only true to God. The opposite of true is
false. False father means the fallen father, the father on Satan's
side. When we say "True Father" it can only mean the father
who is on God's side.
Today is Children's Day. What kind of day is Children's Day? What
kind of children are we talking about? There are false children and
true children. Are you true children? Without True Parents, true
children can never come into existence. We assume that True Parents and
true children are here, but what is their relationship? You say true
love. Do you like true love? How strongly do you like true love? Do you
want a gigantic amount of true love or just a little? You are too
True Parents and true children are related through true love. If
their relationship were like the trunk of a tree, how big would that
trunk be? Would it be thin and willowy or so thick and strong that
nothing could cut it down? You testify to your own selves. How strong
is your tie, as true children, to the True Father? Is it unbreakable,
strong, huge and powerful? You know yourselves how it is.
Maybe we will have to test it sometime. You have a relationship
with True Father, but suppose Satan comes along with a thick baseball
bat made of iron. Satan's iron bat is that of your first love. That
first love will strike you hard to see how strong the tie is between
you and the True Parents. Something ought to break from such a break,
so let the bat break! Because your love relationship with the True
Parents is stronger, the iron bat will be broken. That's good news!
What about the five billion people of the world? Imagine if they
all got together to attack the relationship between the true children
and the True Parents. Would the relationship break or would their bat
break? Those five billion are trying to strike out at your individual
personal tie with the True Parents-not the collective relationship. If
they struck a strong blow against that, what would happen? You know how
strong your relationship is. Maybe you say, "Gee, I never thought
about such a thing. I really don't know." Would you say that?
No! You should say, "I am confident. My tie with the True Parents
is so strong that it's going to last through anything. Believe
Then I will shout out, "You are the victor!" Would God
rejoice at that or would Satan? Yes, God would rejoice. How excited
would God be? God would say with enormous passion, "You are really
my true children!" He would just be out of His mind with joy.
Suppose all the satanic nations said, "We've got to do
something about this or we're going to lose everything." Imagine
that the leaders of all the fallen nations got together at the United
Nations and consulted to try to do everything possible to cut the ties
between you true children and the True Parents. Maybe their power would
be too strong for you. They could amass all the strength of their
nations and hit at your tie with the True Parents. At that time, which
side will break-the Moonies' side or Satan's side? How wonderful it
would be for God to see the Moonies making that kind of effort. He will
say, "Mansei!" Are you strong enough for God to shout
"Mansei" to you?
When Satan looks at such a scene, he will think, "Oh, all
those presidents weren't strong enough. I must go myself and stop
them." Then Satan will come with all his forces, all his minions,
determined to make the ultimate attack on the Moonies' faith, confident
that they will break at last. What will happen? Are we going to break
or will we hold? At that time, not only will God shout another
"Mansei!" but all the people in hell itself will shout
"Mansei." Everywhere people will be shouting
"Mansei!" The whole universe will echo with the joyful shouts
of every living being. Do you want that or not?
Let us reflect upon ourselves now for a while. Compared with what
the Moonies are supposed to be, how do you measure up? How small and
insignificant have you really been? Who has been thinking, "Oh,
soon it will be Christmas time and I will go to my hometown and visit
with all my family and relatives. How wonderful and joyful that will
be"? Is that the extent of the Moonies' joy, thinking about the
good old days and so forth? Have you been such miserable Moonies? Do
you think that is God's idea of a real Moonie? After a while, you may
meet one of your old flames and take his or her hand, saying, "How
wonderful to meet you again." Is that the way you are, or do you
feel the strong urge to holy salt your hand and kick away the
connection with the past?
Do you have some idea, some clear image of what a real Moonie is?
Who is the real Moonie centered upon? Of course, it is the True
Parents. We have seen that the whole world came together, including
government powers, all the religions, and so forth, and gave their
utmost blow to Reverend Moon. But who broke? Did Reverend Moon's strong
love for God break or did the strong blows against Reverend Moon give
way? Satan knows he did his best and still he couldn't break me. Now
that I have held up under such blows, whose turn is next?
In God's eyes, who is Reverend Moon? He is the representative
champion, we might say the head champion. After observing the most
powerful attacks of Satan, can you say that Reverend Moon is worthy to
be that champion of God? If I won that big prize, would the satanic
world recognize it? They would recognize it. They will know the
champion of God who won over the champion of Satan. The ultimate
champion is recognized by everyone on both sides. The champion nation
of the world is known by all the other nations.
The champion of God is called the True Parent. True Parents are the
champions of all champions. (Audience: "The
super-champions!") That's true. The super-champions. Those
champions won the victory on the individual level, the family, clan,
race, national and world levels, as well as the cosmic level. They have
won those battles. When a champion wins that level of victory, he can
go anywhere. Satan will look at him curiously but Satan cannot say,
"You can't come here!" That is why, wherever I make an
appearance, wherever I walk, others have to give way because I am the
Looking at that, how do the Moonies feel? Do you really feel good?
The True Parents are the champions over everything in Satan's world. Do
you claim to be the true children of those superchampions? Or do you
say, "Well, he is the superchampion but I'm not"?
The child of those super-champions has to be a true child. True
Parents can only have true children. What is the relationship supposed
to be? It is one of true love, but before that it is true lineage. The
lineage is already there and through that the children resemble one
The lineage power is the power of the generations. Do you really
look like me? What about our coloring? I have black hair, dark eyes,
and a rather flat nose and face. Many of you have blonde hair, blue
eyes, and sharply protruding noses. How can you say you are the true
children of the True Father? Actually, you don't have to resemble me
physically. There are only two points in which we must be unmistakably
the same: you and I both love God with the strongest love, and we both
reject Satan utterly. As long as we share those two common points, then
we are related as True Father and true children. Do you understated?
The first resemblance is the love of God. The second is the
determination to dominate and win over Satan yet not to hate him. We
cannot love anything satanic. We must deny everything satanic and have
dominion over Satan instead.
Look at some famous men: President Reagan of the United States and
Mr. Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. What is Mr. Reagan's way-straight
or sometimes zigzagged and complicated? What about Gorbachev? He also
goes zigzag because he is saying that the present communist system is
not adequate and they have to change it, yet he talks about returning
to a more pure form of Marxism Leninism. He tries to go both ways, so
his walk is very complicated and crooked.
How does Reverend Moon walk? You say I walk straight? Isn't that
just because you are prejudiced toward me? You know the truth because
it is recorded as part of history. If I encountered a mountain in my
path, I didn't try to go around it. Rather, I wanted to go straight
through it. Your True Parents are walking straight, without wavering or
Many of the scientists who participate in the Science Conferences
have come to feel very close to me, so they sometimes tell me how they
feel. They say, "Father, why don't you be more diplomatic and say
nicer things about President Reagan and other American politicians?
Then you would have a smoother time." Actually, I have been
fighting single-handedly against the collective force of the world.
Even though I was pushed into jail by this nation, who actually won the
confrontation? Did the United States, the plaintiff, win? Or did the
defendant, Reverend Moon, win? The whole country came against one
Even though they thought they had won and gotten rid of me, what
really happened? After that, we saw that the Reagan administration
didn't walk straight. They have been wobbling the whole time. If I
withdrew from my work here, this country would be in deep trouble. For
instance, if The Washington Times quit publishing, who would
take the lead in the media? They would be completely at the mercy of
Everyone is wobbling and circling around, without knowing where to
go. What about Reverend Moon? Am I certain of myself? Am I totally
stable, with both feet planted firmly on the earth? Yes, I am. These
gigantic nations of the United States and the Soviet Union have to keep
going somewhere, even though they don't know where. Where will they end
up? They have to turn around, yet these giants have no way of turning
around. Who is going to play the crucial role of turning the giants
around from their collision courses and putting them on a safe course?
That is God and Reverend Moon.
This is the reality. Therefore, are the Moonies fortunate and proud
people in spite of whatever difficult situations we may be facing? Or
are we miserable people? We look at the world now and see that
individuals are confused, families are breaking down, nations are
uncertain and weak. The democratic and communist worlds are both
crumbling. But no matter what happens to them, there is one group
centered on God who will grow stronger day by day. They are the only
people with absolute certainty about their foundation and where they
are going. That group is the Moonies. Isn't that true?
The world doesn't know where to turn, but when you Moonies look at
the True Parents and see that they are going in a certain direction,
you can follow them. All you have to do is follow the True Parents
because you know they are going in the direction of God. This is true
on the individual level and also on the family and clan levels. When we
have a heavenly country, it will be true on the national level as
well. Who are the true children? They are the ones who consistently
follow the True Parents. If the True Parents climb a high mountain, the
children don't say, "I'm too tired to do that."
When True Parents go to China, all the true children will want to
go there, too. If they go to Russia, then even if you have to swim
there, will you follow them? How long will this continue? Until when?
It's very simple: for as long as we live. We will follow this path, the
path of True Parents, as long as we live. When I go someplace, there
should spring out everywhere the true individual, true family, and true
nation in my wake. Do you follow?
As we already said, the true children are those who are always
following the True Parents, no matter where they go. What is their
destination? It is the homeland. What happens if the True Parents
completely disappear and the true children don't know where they are?
What would you do? We are dwelling in this physical world with the True
Parents, but we are all going eventually to the spirit world. God
exists and we can dwell fully with Him in the spirit world. True
Parents are here on earth, while God is the True Parent in the
spiritual world. So even if you lost track of the True Parents, you
could ask God.
Should you just ask God as an individual or should you all get
together and ask Him collectively? Where should you all meet
together-in England, or in the United States, or Japan? You have to
gather somewhere and pray together. You say the Fatherland. Where is
that? You say Korea, but Korea is no exception to what we have already
said. Korea is not God's country. How can we call Korea the
Fatherland? Yes, the homeland or Fatherland is the place where the
True Parents were born. If the homeland is Korea, that covers a lot of
area. Should we meet in the southern part or in the northern part? Why
the north? The True Father was born in the north so that is the
Unification Church's home town. God knows this and so does Satan. All
the spirit world knows where Father was born.
Are you saying that you will all go to North Korea and gather in
the town where I was born and pray to God to find your direction? Is
that what you should do? But how do you propose to cross over the
borders into North Korea? That is the most viciously protected
borderline in the world. The soldiers posted there would shoot you
without hesitation. The people of North Korea have to call Kim I1 Sung
"Father." Meanwhile, Reverend Moon in South Korea is saying,
"I am the father of the Korean people." So there are two
fathers facing each other in Korea. This is a problem.
If I went to Africa to live, where would you go? If I spend time in
Africa and you all follow, do you think our homeland would blossom
there? True Parents are the super-champions, as we have said. That
means there are no higher champions, no one else to fight against. In
fact, a super-champion can no longer fight anyone. It wouldn't be
fair. However, his children can fight. That is the meaning of the
Children's Age, the children's turn to fight. Thus the True Parents can
go to Africa and stay there while the children all go to Korea and
fight to recover the northern part and make it into God's country.
After you establish and rebuild the country for God, you will invite
the Parents back there. That is our work, isn't it?
Who should fight this war? Should I do it or should you? I have
been fighting and struggling throughout my lifetime. Should I
accomplish this victory so that all the unworthy Moonies can just
follow. Or is it your job to build God's country and then to usher in
the True Parents, saying, "Father, this is the country we have
built for God. Let's live here together"?
If I have fought and won on all the levels of battle, do you think
there is any way for Satan to accuse me? But what about the true
children? True children, in the strictest sense, are those who are
qualified to inherit the rights of the True Parents. Do you follow?
This is something to consider seriously. You may not be such a worthy
person but since you are one of the true children, you have to
understand deeply who the True Parents are. The True Parents can go
anywhere and be received. They have that right. Everybody has to make
way for them. If the true children inherit the rights of True Parents,
then the same thing must happen wherever they go. Isn't that true? This
is why we must be strong and bold now. Nothing and nobody can get in
our way. When you are weak even the dogs will bark at you. Do you
understand the position of true children?
Are you saying that even if you lost track of the True Parents, you
are confident that you could all assemble in North Korea and fight
against the evil power there? You could gain that country back for God
and build up the homeland so that you could invite me there? Do you
have such confidence? Do you really want to do that? Is that because
some strong Moonie is going to point a gun at you and say, "You do
this or else"? No, we know what our mission is and what our life
is all about. Even though nobody tells us, we know what to do and we
are going to do it.
Those who are really aware of what we have to do-that we must go
there, fight with our own hands, and build our own homeland-raise your
What if I went to stay in the southern tip of Korea, in Pusan?
Should you all just follow me there and do nothing more? What do you
think- should I send the men to Korea first or the women? Well, use
your head and think about the Principle. Yes, it is women. What strong
women soldiers you are! Wonderful. North Korea is the satanic country,
representing the archangel, correct? Who enticed the archangel to bring
about the fall? It was Eve. So Eve and women are the mistresses of the
nighttime. Down every dark street and alley, women are reigning. What
do you Moonie women think-do you like that, or do you hate such a
thing? How much do you hate to be that kind of woman?
What will happen? Will the Unification women's corps go and be
wiped out by the vicious North Korean soldiers, or will you subjugate
them? Words are easy, but actions are not. I know how hard it is, but
you don't. Those North Korean soldiers are too strong for you. All the
blessed women in Korea have now been mobilized to go work in the cities
and villages. Those women are your seniors, having been blessed before
you. Since they have built the tradition, it is your turn to follow
their path. Therefore, all the Moonie women should do that.
How proud you will be for the rest of history if, at this one
critical time, all you blessed women go to Korea and win this holy
struggle. How proud you can be throughout eternity! Because of one
woman's impulse, Eve, the world has come to such incredible misery. Now
many women will get together and restore that position. How cherished
in history this event will be!
Are we going to fight literally, with guns and ammunition, or will
we use some other weapon? How are you going to win over those soldiers
with their guns? You say through true love, but how will you exhibit
your love in the face of such viciousness? How do we plan to win them
over? Since Kim Il Sung is acting as the bad king, you will be in the
position of the good queen. American women like that title-Good Queen.
Most American women have enjoyed a queenly position here within the
American family system. The American wife is always commanding her
husband-"Do this, do that." God has trained American women to
become queens. You have lots of money, jewelry, and power. In Korean
the word that sounds like "money" means "much."
We will mobilize all our jewelry, all our land. If we dropped half
the land of America on Kim Il Sung, it would crush him. All the North
Korean resources are focused on building up their arsenal of weapons.
The people are some of the hungriest in the world. All their money goes
for the military. So the American queens can go there and ask the
people, "You are hungry, aren't you? We will send you food and
clothing. You don't have to fight so much."
If the American queens will give everything they own to the North
Koreans, do you think they will say, "We would rather fight
you"? Certainly not. There is a route to send this food and
clothing-through China. We can send everything from America into China
and then they can take it into North Korea and feed the people there.
If the people are fed and housed as well as the people here in the
United States, why would they want to fight?
We Moonies are not living an extravagant life. In fact, we are
sometimes hungry and we don't wear nice clothing; we always work hard
and sleep little. But if we give everything we own to North Korean
families-not to Kim Il Sung but to the people they will know what we
are doing for them. Do you think they will want to fight us? They will
The motto for 1987 was what? "Unification of the
Fatherland." Why did I give that motto this year? The previous
time I went to Korea, I established the Federation for the Unification
of North and South Korea. This time when I went to Korea, I sent people
out to all the different places in the country where some
organizations or individuals are opposing our goal. Our members are
supposed to find out who the opposition is and overcome that
opposition. They are finding out from the top to the bottom who is
going against God's way. Is that good or bad news?
I was leveling the ground before I returned here so that no one
would be opposing our work in any areas-political, economic, local
government, and so on. Every Korean knows that nobody can work more
effectively for the unification of North and South Korea than Reverend
Moon. They know that if Reverend Moon wants to do something, he can do
it. That is why people don't oppose us.
This is just the right time for this work to be done and that is
why we have the same motto this year. As you know, there are four
candidates running for the Korean presidency. Not one of them has a
foundation. They are all floating. They don't know what they are going
to do after they are elected. They know they can't do anything, but
they are still running. I am standing with my feet firmly rooted in
the ground, making plans and creating all kinds of possibilities. Once
that country is brought around in one direction, all the people will
follow. I am planting the vertical axis there, a strong and stable
axis. When it turns, the country will also turn.
We mentioned the elder son's position earlier. When I turn the
axis, this is the way Abel moves. Cain will have to spin out or follow
in Abel's wake. For the first time in history, Cain will follow Abel's
road. This is what I have been preparing. That is the historical
changing point, the turnaround in the Cain and Abel relationship. Even
though nobody else realizes what is happening, the Moonies have the
privilege of understanding and knowing because you are in line to
inherit everything. For the first time, Abel determines the direction.
He is the forerunner.
We must clearly understand. North Korea is dominated by Cain. For
the first time on the heavenly side, Abel will take the leadership
role. South Korea will move and North Korea must respond and follow.
The initiative has changed. Until now, North Korea has always taken
the initiative-militarily and in every way. Now the South Koreans will
be the ones to initiate unification, centering on one individual who is
followed by many others. That means Reverend Moon will be in the
forefront, followed by many Unification Church members. After that, all
the rest of the people of South Korea will follow.
Four multiplied by seven equals 28. That number represents the
perfect number for each direction-the full number. This happens to be
the 28th anniversary of Children's Day. On this day, my message to you
is to take the initiative and build the homeland with your own hands to
inherit the rights of the True Parents. This is historic. At the age of
28, I went to North Korea to pay indemnity by going to jail. Now this
28th celebration of Children's Day is the day of liberation, not
imprisonment. Thus the fact that- we are gathered together today and
pledging to fulfill this task is truly historic. This is why I prayed
as I did this morning at the Pledge Service. We will be brave and
willing soldiers, confident of absolute victory in winning the
Fatherland. We pledge we will do this.
Now let us remind ourselves. The period from 1945 to 1985 was a
40-year period and was extended three years to 1988. We are in the
second year, 1987. This is the year that Satan acts at his peak, but
after this, he will have to give in.
Those who will pledge, "Yes, we will now unite strongly and
advance for the victory and the unification of the Fatherland of North
and South Korea. I will participate in that strong march and bring the
inevitable victory." If you pledge to that, raise your hands,
please. Thank you. (Applause.)
It is noteworthy that the spirit world is taking advantage of this
time. Heung Jin is an example of that. My work is so well-established
on the earth now that spirit world is gradually descending to make a
settlement here. Until now, that was not possible. When we pledge to
God that we will win this holy struggle and bring the victory, all of
our ancestry as well as Heung Jin will be able to help us win. They
help us know what to do, how to do it, giving us constant advice, so
that they too can be settled on the face of the earth.
There is even more detailed spiritual significance to this time.
Heung Jin is the elder son, while all of you are in the second son's
position. When you become united, it automatically creates the
condition for the spirit world to come down and help. The foundation is
perfected there. Through this, Heung Jin is working practically
everywhere in the world, centering on Korea.
Wherever Cain and Abel become one, God can come down and complete
His work. This is what is happening. When we follow Heung Jin Nim into
Korea and do the work, we will be winning the foundation of victory
everywhere we go and in everything we do. I can use that foundation as
my immediate ground.
Isn't it true that, even though you are much older than the true
children, still you consider them your elder brothers and sisters? Hyo
Jin is younger than almost all of you, but you still call him,
"Elder brother, Hyo Jin Nim." The same is true of the
sisters, no matter how young they are. You call even Hyung Jin, who is
much younger, your elder brother. Likewise with Jeung Jin, the
youngest. You still call her, "My elder sister, Jeung Jin
When the Abel and Cain positions unite, there is no division and
God can do whatever He wishes. That is the original position. This is
why things are developing much faster and victories are brought more
quickly. Do you understand?
Wherever you go, whatever you do, if you fight a hundred times,
you'll win a hundred victories. No defeat is possible. You have been
learning a great deal from Heung Jin Nim in the past three or four
days, haven't you? You have become a strong, tightly-knit organization,
so that when you receive a direction from me, you will not question but
will just instantly work to fulfill it. Then God can bring immediate
victorious result every time. Heung Jin will teach you more, but you
must learn that point quickly.
It is truly amazing that your elder brother, Heung Jin Nim,
sacrificed himself at such a young age for you This is opposite from
the worldly elder brother, who tries to make use of the younger brother
for his own sake. We must understand how difficult Heung Jin's position
initially was. He went to spirit world; he did not have a body any
more. He worked so hard there to make a foundation on earth so that he
could teach you. Therefore, you must learn your lessons from him with
great respect and with most serious attention.
You must believe strongly that if you are willing to sacrifice
yourself for the sake of mankind as Heung Jin did, and then work toward
your goal, your victory is guaranteed. What other result could you
get? You must be absolutely confident that you are completely one with
the True Parents. Nothing can cut that tie. You know that you are
willing to die rather than return to Satan, so that is your source of
Remember these two points: strong love of God and no reconciliation
with Satan. Those are our two distinctly different characteristics as
true children. With absolute confidence in these points, you can win
the victory every time you fight.
As I said before I went to Korea, you will all go there soon
enough, especially the women. I trust you are continuing to prepare
$4,000 to support yourselves there. You should never become a burden
to the Korean members and families. Instead, you should be helping
them. When you go to help Korea and win the victory and make that
foundation, great credit will come to you. You will be like the signers
of the constitution, the victorious founding citizens of the homeland.
That will be your eternal credit. With that credit, your ancestors can
enjoy your privileges as well.
At that point, there will be no more borderlines on earth. That
means people will be able to move around anywhere they wish, just as
they were created to do. This will be the case both on earth and in
spirit world-there will be no boundaries. Spirit world will be able to
come to earth anytime it wishes.
What is your name? (Heidi.) What is your original country?
(Puerto Rico.) When you go to Korea representing your country
and you win the victory, establishing the homeland, then wherever you
go, you will encounter no boundaries and your ancestors will share in
that privilege as well. That is the greatest hope of the people in
spirit world. The hope of your descendants and those of the homeland
nation are intertwined. Do you understand? You have a dual purpose.
One is to work directly for the establishment of the Fatherland. At
the same time, you are accomplishing the foundation for your own
ancestry and your descendants.
This is truly a historic time. 1987 and 1988 will be the time of
rare opportunity. The desire of the True Parents, as well as of God, is
to regain the true Fatherland. Fulfilling this desire for God and True
Parents is an amazing opportunity. We will all advance in that
direction. Amen! Those who pledge, "Yes, Father, I will go forth
in that direction," raise your hands. God bless you.