REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
Belvedere International Training Center
February 17, 1991
So, what is America going to do? Now, more than 400 leaders are gathered
here together. If someone among them, one person, sets a good tradition,
even if that person wasn't American, if that person was Russian, then this
group should follow that person. Even if the Bush administration is not
successful in leading the American people, these 400 people who can go over
their nationality and follow the Russian side could lead America. There is
an alternative way now.
When a father fails but the son is born greater than the father, the son
can then lead the family. This is what is happening here. Even if the father
is not able to be present, the son can lead the country in his stead. Father
has to take the righteous group seriously, whether they be Americans or
Russians and Father can do that because this is the public way of thinking,
centering on the whole world.
The characteristics of Western civilization, expressed through various
fine arts such as literature, but in particular dance and music, can be quite
clearly seen in the performance of ballet. Russia is especially known for
its high standard of ballet performance, the Bolshoi and Kirov companies and
many Russians who recently came to Washington D.C. desired to move their
ballet headquarters there because they saw our standard and they fell in
love with it. This is the standard we want to uphold.
They saw our standard and they became willing to come here and follow
Father's guidance. By doing that, they know they will keep their traditions
intact. They know that by coming here and connecting to Father their troupes
can jump into a higher echelon, a higher dimension.
Do you like to dance? Would you like to perform ballet? Actually, Father
does not like dancing. Then, why does Father support it? The reason is
simple. Today, all the fields of activity of the arts are corrupt. No one
can deny that. Truly, it smells bad, it stinks. Who is going to put the
right injection into this situation and make it healthy? Most artists are
undisciplined, corrupt and unethical. Father wants to teach them how to
abide by the strictest of discipline, even more strict than the Unification
church way of life.
All the things that are usually allowed such as homosexuality and loose
sexuality, will not be tolerated. We have to turn the whole thing upside
down to bring it right side up. It's very visible how corrupt every endeavor
of life is. Father is paying attention first to the artistic field, then
the political field, the media field and the academic field. When people
in these areas of life can come to a principled orientation in their life,
in relationship to the nation, then the whole world can be shown the right
way to go.
Does any religion or religious denomination ever think like this and
actually carry out activities for these things? For example, we have all
been trained in fundraising. We now know how to make money. Other groups
don't know how to do that effectively. They pray for God to come and do it
for them. Instead of asking for God's blessings, we say, "I know how
blessings come. Let me work hard so that God's blessings can come through me,
instead of God doing it all." How proud such a person can be.
How difficult it is for all of us to follow Father. Which category is he
in? Is he a smart person or not so smart? His thinking is world level. If it
is not world level, he doesn't think it, he doesn't do it. Already Father has
established that tradition in the Unification church. From here, take a line
and extend it and it goes out further and further. That is where Father has
already gone. There is nothing and no one this tradition does not touch. To
follow and catch up with this standard will be very difficult.
One example is the Nicaragua situation. The country was split right in the
middle and the ones who were saying, "leave the Sandistas alone,"
were gaining favor, but Father fought that trend. He sent one brother, who
risked his life, but took valuable film evidence of what the Sandanistas
were really doing. Father took initiative. He simply started teaching people
how to take care of world situations.
Again, look at Afghanistan. Right before communism began to crumble, there
was the situation in Afghanistan. Father gave permission to Lee Shapiro to
go in there and get the film about what was really happening there. As you
know, Lee was killed there. How grave the situation was, but then, other
journalists began to follow him there. Then, it became clear to the world
that the communists had to get out. When they killed Lee, they took more
than a half million dollars of film footage. That must still be with the
KGB. We are negotiating now for the Russians to find it somewhere in the
KGB and give it back to us. It is our footage and we can negotiate for it.
Now, Presidents Bush and Gorbachev are talking about how to solve the war
situation in the Gulf. The principle of how to do that was injected into
the talks by Father himself. He influenced them, gave them the idea. It
was important for all the other Arab nations to come into the coalition
and act against the Iraqi team. This was Father's point. Father brought
40 prominent Muslim leaders to America and they listened very carefully to
This was unprecedented. Muslims never take other religions seriously
in the first place. They are deeply convinced that their religion is the
supreme one. However, these leaders came and they not only listened, but for
the first time in their whole history, they agreed that Father's teaching
was superior to anything they have heard.
A schedule has ensued since this workshop. In Yemen, they are going to
teach the Principle. What has Father to do with them? What have the Muslims
to do with the Unification Church? And what does South Korea have to do with
this Gulf war? A great deal, because world peace is at stake. The whole of
humanity is involved in the outcome.
We have a favorite saying in Korea. "The one who knows is to be held
responsible." Father has shed incredible amount of tears and sweat. In
every effort he was so intense. Today's speaking is like a breeze. Father
ate barley rather than rice all the time. Do you know what it is like to
eat barley three times a day? Father started from that point. And for many
years Father lived like this.
Look at this suit. Where was it made? In Korea! Yes, but the company is
just a third rate one. Father hasn't changed much. In the early days, no one
was following Father. Now he looks behind him and a few are trying. American
culture is a speed culture, everything has to happen fast. Look at high
heel shoes. Women have to walk fast when they wear them. They are for speed
walking. That's true!
Father's suit is very light and he can move fast, but in Korea, the
traditional coats get in the way if you try to walk fast. This suit is a
product of fast culture. Also, in the West you cut your hair very short, all
in order to be fast and quick and take no time. Fast foods came first from
America. There is nothing like fast food in the world. In some restaurants
you only have half a seat. It means you get to stand between two other
seats. That's true here in New York. The fork and knife are used to stab,
cut and stuff it in the mouth.
Even in killing, the West had to find faster and faster ways. They
invented the gun and so forth. In Korea, you only have chopsticks and they
cannot do anything so useful, just carry the food to the mouth. Not like
the knife which could stab and kill another person. Western history has
been incredibly violent with war and killing going on all the time. Here
in America, hundreds of thousands of American Indians were simply killed
in order for people to have land. Did they die from disease epidemics or
from white people killing them? They did not mostly die from diseases! The
Indians were here for thousands of years, but in a few generations they were
all but annihilated. How can that be possible?
Because Father says things like this, many people don't like him. But what
is true is true. Father has to say it. Even so, Father is still trying to
protect and raise up the Western world. For example, if this Gulf war becomes
a religious war, then the Muslims will never stop fighting the West and so much
blood will be shed. Father wants to prevent that. The Arab peoples themselves
have to be first to push Iraq back, then the multi-national troops and the
very last should be the Israelis if at all. In that order the fighting has
to happen. Now the Egyptians are in the front line with the Saudi Arabians.
Ultimately, Father has to initiate the peacemaking. Father has been
thinking about lasting peace for years and years. Father wrote a letter to
Gorbachev on January 15 and asked for Gorbachev to spend forty days in an
effort towards peace negotiations. If after that nothing happened and the
war had broken out, it would not have been a great problem.
The desert wind starts to blow around March 10 and during that time
it is very difficult to wage war until September. Originally, Father was
hoping to use these forty days until September and then work out some peace
plan. This correspondence has been sent out and is now part of the record
of world history.
It is difficult to predict what Father will do. None of us knew what Father
is thinking and doing. Father is concerned about the world and this makes
him a busy person. Or is he a person with lots of time on his hands? Even
though he is so busy and overworked, has there been anytime when Father was
in the New York area that he did not come to speak for Sunday service? No,
there has never been such a time. Who should be more diligent, the teacher
or the student? It is easier for the teacher to teach because he has already
coveted the lesson many times. The teacher just prepares his heart in prayer,
but the student has to prepare himself in soul and body to learn. Otherwise,
he will learn nothing.
What is so important to success in learning? If you drop out from this
school, you have no hope of learning the lesson. Even in the secular world,
the secular standard, not the spiritual godly standard, are we unfortunate
people or are we fortunate? Looking back and considering everything, do
you think, "I've done well after all in the Unification Church,"
or "If I knew it would be so hard I never would have joined."
Which one are you?
Don't you think sometimes, "If I had never joined Unification Church
I would be better off by now" ? Chances are that many of us would have
been drawn into free sex, drugs, alcohol and other problems. If someone
had come and tried to stop you in the midst of that, you would have opposed
them. Now, we are trying to revolutionize this "no hope" way
of life. When people look at us they see that in a relatively short time
we turned around l80 degrees. Is that because Father pushes us all the
time to do that? In the beginning that may have been the case, but is it
now? If Father stops speaking about these things, does that mean you would
stop living this way? Father is now over 72 years old. How can he continue
working so hard? He works as if he is in his twenties. How can he do that?
Time will beat me someday. I am making preparation for the future, for
the spiritual world. That means I cannot leave anytime from being in front
of you. I need more time. Can you keep with me? I want to ask you that. You
have to take it on without my pushing you. The universe will welcome you,
all nature will welcome you. I understand this clearly. That is why I have
gone this way. God has helped me to make this way of prosperity for you. That
is reality, that is the conclusion. No one can deny this. Is it clear? Can
you do it, instead of me? Can you do it? This is what I want to ask you.
You are young, younger than me. That is no problem for me, but it
could be for you. How will you do it? What kind of project will you carry
out? Not everyone can think how to make something successful. From theory to
conclusion, you have to think about it. After thinking, take action. Can you
take on every mission? Don't say 'victorious' way. That's an adjective. Use
the noun, 'victor's way.' 'Victorious way is so weak. We don't need that. 'The
victor's way' is best. Heaven will help the victor.
Now we can look back and realize a lot of things. Those who are married in
international Blessings raise your hands. So many couples! You have tasted
the difficult way. That difficulty is your property. It is not your problem,
it is what you own. You have accumulated a great deal of difficulties, but you
gathered so many things as a result of your hard situation. In persevering,
you have many things. The record of sadness is there. Your situation, so
lonely that you couldn't even discuss it with other people, is there. It is
so that you could be the victor. All of that is your property.
We must be proud of being immensely rich people in the future. Not poor
people, but rich people in the future. It will be due to all the true love
that we will have, the powerful love that we will have accumulated. In the
future, you can go to any nation and visit any family and you can talk to
them about what you have gone through. With that asset, you can revolutionize
that family, that nation. You can talk about your past concept and your
past situation. In those countries, many people are married and are making
new families. How wonderful it will be for you then! You are an historical
resource. You didn't think about that. Only Rev. Moon thought about that. What
a precious way. You don't need much money or knowledge. That passes away,
but the family centering on true love will remain forever.
Consider my situation. I started from the zero point. How difficult my work
has been. I did not speak English. I could read English, but I did not know
how to say one word. Only 'yes' and 'no.' How poor. I used the interpreter,
but it is not enough. I'm making foundation in every direction. That is not
so easy. Think about it. The American government has been against me. All
the European governments were against me. All these people were against one
central person, Reverend Moon. That central person has responsibility. First,
the central person has to have that responsibility. Next, protect the
organization, the ones who follow him. The Western world opposed me. I am
alone. But, I have responsibility. I have to protect the providence.
The leader has to go the straight way; he cannot bend the road. This
is why Father has spent many years of his life in prison. He cannot take
a detour and go around. This is not the leader's way. When you go through
difficulty in your family, think about what Father had to go through. Not
only the nation, but the entire world is depending on Father. Father had 40
years to indemnify everything and the
plan had to be successful. How difficult Father's course was in going
Now we have difficulty only on the family level. Father has now given the
direction to elevate yourself and take on the national responsibility. Do
you think that is so difficult? What about Father? All that Father has
been doing has been so much more difficult. How we can say we are sons and
daughters if we do not follow that way?
That is why Father scolds us. It is easy for us to say, "We are
going to liberate the spiritual world and God." This is easy for us to
understand, but how difficult it is to do. Doing is what Father is talking
about. Father has been doing until now. Father is telling us here today that
America should be protected by American members. Father has not only talked
about protecting America, but he has actually done it. Did Father do that
or didn't he do that?
Also, Father raised up America. Didn't Father raise up this nation?
Do you think it is easy for Father to proclaim he is going to educate a
president who can provide the best leadership for this nation and then
actually do it? Even the CIA cannot say, "Oh well, Rev. Moon is just
talking high talk." Those who are informed know that this is the case.
God Himself gives the command to Father and Father carries out the
responsibility. Father prevented communism from prevailing here when there
was a chance it could. By doing that, he gave the free world the opportunity
to grow up without communism swarming over it and violating it. Father also
put an effective stop to free sex, drugs and alcohol so that he earned the
time for us to grow without being washed away with that tide.
Did Father do that without any difficulty? Was he welcomed all the time
because he was doing the right thing? On the contrary, we all know, we all
saw what happened. All of these things have been recorded in history. Later
on, these things will be the very substance, the eternal wealth that he owns,
which will make people cry over Reverend Moon's misunderstood situation. And
so it is with you.
Now the resurrection of a new American should begin. Isn't it about time
that a new America should be born? Father has left enough of a tradition
whereby we can have that new beginning. Father is not saying, "do
it," without preparation. No. All the preparation is there for you. All
we have to do is make up our mind to do it. Not only internally, but also
externally we have to do it.
It is now a new providence. You will be taken as an example of how to
correct the difficult and corrupt families. There has to be a role model,
a pattern to follow. In one day, on radio or television programming,
there are about three hours given to news. The rest of the time is given
to music, dancing, soaps and so called "entertainment." It's all
so corrupt. To deal with this, Father built a huge and immense broadcast
center in Washington D.C. Why did Father go to that extent? To deal with
this problem and to provide healthy entertainment and healthy education.
Now we are coming out with a new kind of music, a healthy music, a more God
inclining music. Already, Hyo Jin Nim has been working hard in the Manhattan
Center to create music that can replace the decaying music. It takes lots of
hard work and guts. Don't we already the resources to reproduce over 100,000
copies of a video in one day? How many millions is that in one month? We
are capable of doing that. It is a top level video reproduction studio. It
is far better than what anyone else has right now. We invented part of the
process on our own.
In the future, we will make millions of videos and disseminate them
throughout the world to counter corrupt education. We will counter the
work of those making videos that bring us only to hell. Through dramas
and presentations, we can bring the people towards the hopeful side. We can
replace the corrupt tapes which are killing our young people.
We have powerful support for this activity. We have the World &
I, as well as daily and weekly news. Have you seen the new press center
in Washington D.C.? It occupies an entire city block, very close to the
capitol building. Those who have opposed us and then put one foot in there
are simply speechless. They never dreamed that Moonies would someday occupy
the center of Washington D.C. and establish such an impressive facility to
educate the world. They never believed we could do that.
In the high rise buildings, the government buildings, they so easily
criticized Rev. Moon, but now they see how serious we are and it is like a
cannon has been pointed at them. They are really shaken up. Don't you want
to do the same thing that Father has been doing up to now? At least we should
do one percent of what Father has done. What percentage will you do?
You Americans are the most proud country in the world. Not just a
percentage, but how many times over Father will you do? In this meeting there
are many people from other countries. How many times more do you want to do,
or do you want to just do some per cent? More times? Are you serious? You
think about it. I stayed here for almost 18 years. I had so much coming
against my way. During that time, I didn't lose anything. I was able to earn
much content and make a foundation. Who made it, Father or God? Father had
to do it. God helped me, but I had to do it. Now you have the same situation
between me and you.
In this time, you stand in the front side and Father will help
you, following behind you in God's position. This is the way to make
prosperity. This is the hopeful way.
What God is to Father, Father is to us. The only way to ensure your
prosperity is for Father not to do everything for you. You have to do it. God
looked down and watched Rev. Moon to see what he would do. Finally God said,
"Oh, I am proud of you. I want to follow behind you and help you."
This is how it should be between you and me. After many years of leading
Americans, I do not want to be standing alone. I want to be proud of you.
The conclusion is obvious. Should we follow the easy way of life or the
right way of life, forgetting about whether it is easy of difficult? It is
an incredible way of life that we chose to begin with. In getting married,
we chose the difficult way of getting married. And while we have worked,
we chose to care about everyone else except ourselves, which is difficult.
Why did we do that? We didn't even expect to be welcomed for it. We
expected extreme hardship, extreme persecution and we are living amongst that
persecution because Father also did that. Do we have any vacation? No. Moonies
don't even think of vacation.
In the spiritual world our ideal is to be able to travel anywhere.
The only way to do that is to live for the higher purpose, the nation or
world. Live for the sake of the higher world and you can enter that level
and travel freely. The one who lives for the sake of the world does not need
to live for the sake of America alone. America is already included in the
world. It is the same of course for Korea. Centering on true love, to live
for the sake of others and to continue on to live for the sake of others on
higher and higher levels, this will bring the only contents that remain. The
satanic world cannot stop this. Nothing can stop this. Imagine. Eventually
the satanic world has to bow down, even to this poor area where we are now.
If you are out there living for the sake of others all the time, even the
worst parents cannot stop you. If you are living for the sake of true love,
the worst woman, the worst man will welcome you.
They have to do that. This is the only true principle which always works
in subjugating Satan. This secret is what we Unification members have.
That is re-creation, because it is God's ideal. God wants to re-create
fallen mankind. The angelic world wants to do that, but they cannot do
that. Therefore, if we do that, in place of the angelic world, then the
angelic world comes under us. This is the only way that we can subjugate
the angelic world and finally Satan. Even Satan has to bow down to us. We
are doing that by becoming true sons and daughters of God.
If you re-create the true way of life on an individual level, then
individually Satan cannot stop you. The same principle applies if we do
that on the family, national and world level, even reaching the spiritual
world. Once we reach the spiritual world level, we can go back and forth
freely. The true love way, living for the sake of others way, is the place
where Satan has no room. Satan cannot even come near there because he knows
he doesn't belong there. So, Satan is chased out.
If we become one with the True Parents here on earth, then in the spiritual
world we remain one with them and with God. That is the straight line. True
love is the shortest cut. There is no zigzag, no up and down. It is straight
like a beam of light. No religion is necessary and not so much knowledge is
necessary. You may learn something for a thousand years on earth, but when
you go to the spiritual world and try to learn the same thing, you can learn
it in one week. Knowledge is not a big problem there.
Our life is to prepare for that world. The amazing fact is that we can
stand as a perfect object to the subject of true love. Here we have a woman
who is a little bit fat, but she believes she can give birth to the sons
and daughters of God. How amazing that is! And she can.
Is it easy to become a royal family in heaven? Now Father is beginning
to form tribes. The family register, the birth certificate has to be given
out. Does the spiritual world recognize who is American or not? No, the
spiritual world does not recognize that. Now is the real beginning, with the
new birth certificate centering on True Parents. The family register has to
belong to one of these twelve tribes. Isn't it true that the highest dream,
goal or aspiration of our life is to become in-laws with Father?
Who has started speaking Korean language amongst these families? Do you
need interpretation when you live in the palace? You cannot have that. No
one will interpret for you. Because of the satanic
world, it has become necessary, but in the heavenly world we must speak
one language, not two languages. We must have one love, not two loves. Do
you want two loves or one love? Do you have two personalities or one
personality? Personality is one. Love is one. Language is also one.
That language is True Parents' language. This is not just because Father
says so. This is because it is the principled way. From the parents, children
come to be. Not the other way around. One law. One tradition. One life. One
blood lineage. How do we make one tradition? Through culture. How is culture
created? Through language. From one language, make one tradition. From one
tradition, make one culture. From one person comes one life, one love,
one blood lineage, not two. Absolutely one.
Father has always stressed learning Korean, but you say, "Oh Father,
I have too much difficulty as it is. "It was the same situation for me. To
learn English and continue my ministry was more difficult for me than for you
to learn Korean now. When I started to learn English the age for memorizing
had already passed me. My mind was in the phase of making large concepts and
going far away. In the evening I would memorize by the dictionary. Then, after
sleeping, when I woke up in the morning, my mind would be all cleaned off. I
had to learn words more than 20 times over. You don't have any excuse.
If you think it is too difficult and you cannot do it, then you are
not even a human being. We cannot say it is too difficult. You don't even
know what that word means. You have to become connected to the origin. If
you are not connected to the root how will you get nutrition? There will
come a time when no one will even be allowed to get married if they do not
understand Korean. Such a person would not be truly human because they are
not connected to the parents. It is that serious.
The world is fast becoming one. You can travel in one day to anyplace
in the world and the next day come back. Everyone is next door to each
other. How can you continue using so many different languages? It will make
us crazy. Our brains will break down.
The True Parents did not make up this language problem, but they have
to clean it up. Even though you don't like it, they have to do it. This is
true. Because of the complication in language that came from false parents,
humankind has been suffering. There are over 180 nations and they are all
seeking their own way. This means one book has to have almost 200 volumes
to go around the world.
Someone has to take this problem seriously and then make you take it
seriously. Otherwise, you would never do it. Imagine your own sons and
daughters going through the same trouble as you now. Once you master Korean,
then learning Japanese is no problem. English is also no problem. Once you
understand English you come to see that it is a laborers' language. There
are no phrases of respect and value. Everyone is "you," whether
they be high or low in society. In Korean, there are many different levels
of address according to age and relationship. And no language can surpass
Korean for detailed expressions of religious and spiritual terms.
By using this complicated language with dexterity, the Korean mind is
well trained. Look at the Koreans in America today. They do the best in
school. Bring any Korean immigrant here and within 3 years they are able
to compete with the top of their school. On the other hand, the American
students who went to the Little Angels school could not speak Korean very
well after 3 years and they had to come back.
Any Korean immigrant can reach middle class status within a few years. It
takes Americans half their lifetime to do the same. The New York Times
said that. Father can speak in English now and it is no problem. You eventually
have to do the same in Korean. Look at Mr. Kamiyama. He cannot speak English
so well even after all these years. The Korean language has a perfect spectrum
of phonetic sounds. Any sound can be made in Korean. To master the Korean
alphabet takes only thirty minutes. It is very scientific and rational.
If the True Parents were born in Japan and everyone had to learn Japanese,
what would we use that for? If the True Parents were born in America, they
would have to create a huge language revolution. The main point about the
Koreans is that they took extremely good care of their lineage. They know
who their ancestors are for hundreds of years.
What happens when a Korean young man or woman announces to their parents
that they are going to marry a foreigner, especially a Westerner. The parents
threaten to kill themselves. There were forty years of occupation between
Japan and Korea. But only a few intermarriages occurred during that time. You
can list them in one book. No Korean wants to marry a Japanese. Koreans
are somehow not available for anyone to marry.
It is only Father who makes such marriages happen. Everyone understands
that Father is doing this for the sake of the world. If Father had a selfish
motive, the Korean people would be incredibly angry, but they can see his
motivation and don't mind too much. If Father was selfish on this or any
matter, he could never surmount the opposition on this point. They are that
conscious of their lineage.
Koreans are very brave and adventurous; they will take all kinds of
chances. The very learned Japanese also see that Korean is important to
learn. Now the more or less government-run television station makes an official
program to teach Korean during their peak time. They encourage the Japanese
to learn Korean because it will be a good foundation for learning other
languages. It's sounds prepare you to speak other languages. Don't take Korean
lightly. We must understand this one language. Not only because True Parents
speak it, but also because the quality of the language is world class.
How much value and meaning is diminished through the interpreter. In
English you can only say so much and then you have to throw the rest away
because there is no equivalent in English, especially in using terms about
heart. Father hears the interpreter speak, but he already knows that what
is said isn't what he meant at all. The meaning becomes so limited.
Is something bread because it looks like bread? The taste may be completely
different. Some bread tastes very heavenly and other bread tastes just
so-so. The only way you can truly understand Father's heart is to learn
Korean. When Father is translated, ten people interpret it 100 different
ways. How can you ever understand his exact meaning? How can Father permit
that? The only way to make a unified approach is to make only one way. That
is Korean. Can you understand?
I know that in the future, if your descendants don't understand Korean they
will have so much difficulty. I understand that. So, strongly and forcefully,
I tell you to learn Korean.
We have received many blessings. We learned what Heavenly Father is like,
what the spiritual world is like, even what human history is all about. We
learned the purpose of human life, all these things and even we were given the
chance to be called the sons and daughters of God. We learned and received all
these things. How can we return our gratitude to God? That is what remains.
When we receive these things, we have to plant them in order to return
something to God, to give thanks for what we have been given. In order to
do that, we cannot return it in a light hearted way. We have to suffer in
order to do that. For example, in agriculture, we have to till the land and
take out the weeds, then plant and grow and harvest the crop. We have to
use many tools and make a lot of effort, a lot of sweat.
Your country is not so good. You have to make a new atmosphere, a new
territory. That is by planting the soil. You have to plant every kind
of seed. You should be welcomed, but you have not created a welcoming
atmosphere. You have to arrange the soil, prepare the seed and take care of
everything. This is ownership. Ownership means that you represent the world,
the nation, the race and the family. We belong to a family, that should
automatically be the world family. We belong to a nation, that should
automatically be the world and the spiritual world nation. This kind of
concept does not exist in the world. Everything is separate. Individuals
are separate, families are separate, tribes and nations, the world and the
spiritual world are all separate. People pass away and take their separation
into the spiritual world.
How can we create unification on this earth? We have to combine one
family, unify one tribe, one nation and then one world and one cosmic
world. Everything is separated from God. How can we restore all this?
Make one, make unification. Who can make that atmosphere? Who can make
that to give to you? Can anyone make this foundation to give to you? I had
to make that foundation and connect it to you. Otherwise, no nations would
connect together. That is the principled viewpoint. Is it clear?
Father has always been doing this. Father alone, has always been
cultivating this environment, this atmosphere. First a central person has
to do this. Without making the proper environment, Satan can always come
and accuse immediately. So, first the atmosphere has to be cleared. Then,
establish the family, tribe, nation and world. To cultivate the world,
Father came to America and everyone focused against him. Now the American
people are beginning to understand that Reverend Moon is not a bad man. All
around the world people tell Americans, "Go home Yankee," but when
Father came to America the first thing Americans said to him was "Reverend
Moon, go back home."
They said it and you also often thought like that. Now people are saying,
"Please stay. You are the number one patriot in America." And Father
says, "No, no, no. I am not American, I only have a green card."
And then they reply, "America is a history of immigrants. First you
receive your green card and then you can get citizenship. This is the
pattern of our history and you qualify as a number one contributor to that
tradition, a high level patriot." So now many American people say to
me, "Oh, please stay a long time, don't go back home, Rev. Moon."
That kind of foundation now exists."
Now is the time that you bear the cross on your shoulder as Father has
always done. Would you like to liberate Father at this moment and set him
free? If Father lives in Hawaii and stays at the top of the mountain in Hawaii,
would you go to visit him there? Father is spending hundreds of millions of
dollars here in America. Literally, hundreds of millions of dollars. Then,
what would you bring to Father in Hawaii? Would you come like a small child
with nothing better to do than cry and urinate? Would you do the same? For
what purpose would you come to Father? Would you come to bring love and
glory to him? What would be the expression of love and glory to Father?
Money? Power? Knowledge? Success? Father already has those things. He has
everything and he doesn't need these things. He doesn't need anything. He
doesn't need a house or car or anything at all. What then could you bring
as a gift to Father? The only thing that you can bring is the record of
saving the lives of those who dwell in Satan's realm and exchanging them
into heavenly citizens. Satan is now standing in the 'up' position and God
is standing in the 'low' position. How can you exchange these positions?
The number of persons whom we bring back to Father to be dedicated to
Heaven is the best gift that anyone could expect. Because of Father we all
became heavenly citizens, didn't we? We all need to do the same thing and
bring heavenly citizens back to Father. That is your property as well. Even
though you go to the spiritual world, you have someone to stay here and
expand your foundation, restoring more and more heavenly citizens. That is
also the best thing that could happen to you.
After you make that foundation, your own heavenly sons and daughters can
educate from one generation to the next, on and on, forever. Then all of them
go to the same heaven, the same place. From this perspective, are we ready
to go to heaven? Then, how many people do we need to have? One nation full
of such people. Unless we have our own country, our own nation, we cannot go
to heaven. How wonderful it would be if the American birth certificate could
be easily converted into heavenly birth certificate without any condition,
without a lot of tedious processing. How wonderful that would be.
When you get married, the bride takes many gifts to the bridegroom's
home. When we go to the spiritual world we have to bring many spiritual sons
and daughters as a gift to God. When someone brings a huge crowd of heavenly
persons, then there will be a huge feast. What will happen when Father goes
to the spiritual world? There will be a great gathering of praise. People of
all different ways of life, religious persons, academic persons and economic
persons will all come to see what Father has achieved in his life, much of
which was their own dream.
On the March issue of the World & I, they made an extensive
overview of how the 21st century will be influenced by Rev. Moon. They wrote
all the different ways that he will affect the future of the world. In the
areas of education, art, economics, politics and religion, Father's name
cannot be erased. There is no place of significant activity that Father's
work didn't reach. Everywhere, Father's work is noticed now.
There are many scholars already beginning to learn Korean so that
they can have direct access to the original texts of Father's speeches.
The scholars will have many questions. Now they ask you, but the only thing
you have studied is the translated version. Do you think you can be a match
for such a person? The scholars are learning Korean and because they have
deep philosophical thoughts, they are going to ask you many questions. They
will ask you because you have been a Unification Church member for many
years and are a resource.
What Father has announced and taught to the living people here on earth,
members and non-members alike, for example about the spiritual world, far
surpasses what great scholars have achieved. There is no comparison to what
Father has taught, just in one area about the spiritual world alone.
That is the magnitude of Father's work. Scholars know this. We don't
even understand the value, but scholars know. We didn't know what Father
was doing. Now we know by looking back, and we can understand what Father
has done, but while Father was doing it we didn't know. True? Now is the
time for Father to bequeath this to us and we have to carry on. It is not
going to be easy. It is not going to be a simple, joyous occasion where we
can say, "Okay, we have inherited it." No. We need a process to
inheritance. That process may mean a lot of hard work and pain, but we have
to be thankful for that.
When Jesus was crucified, did Jesus loathe God and loathe the world?
No. He could not do that. This is why Jesus said, "If you let this cup
pass from me, please do so." It means that he could not bear to stand
God's aching heart. It was not a weak prayer. He did say that, didn't
he? "Please take this cup away from me if possible." But that
difficult time of Jesus is no longer here on earth. Even if we volunteered
for it, we don't have a chance of bearing Jesus' cross.
Today, if we go out to the streets, they don't oppose us as strongly as they
used to. Correct? Do you know about the ACC and the ALC? Seventy percent
of the congress, staff and assistants have been educated through their
conferences. And they have come to an advanced stage now and can discuss
seriously Rev. Moon's thought. You Unification members who should be the
center of that teaching have just put the Divine Principle as a book in a
high place, worship it but don't study it. That is what you are doing.
Mr. Kamiyama has already memorized the Divine Principle by heart. Is there
any American member who has memorized the Divine Principle book by heart? If
you are going to be a good judge or a man of law then you need to memorize all
the important laws. It is the same thing for us. The Principle is what? It is
a formula. In mathematics we have to learn the formulas. Then we can solve the
questions. If you don't know the formula, you cannot solve the questions.
This is literally true. It is not symbolic. When you go to the spiritual
world, someone will ask you questions and challenge you. They will ask,
how does the restoration of eldership come about? How does the restoration
of parentship and kingship come about? They will ask you these questions
completely before they let you enter a certain area of the spiritual
world. Then, if you cannot answer and you stutter, it shows you did not pay
attention to what Father taught, and they will say, "No, you cannot
enter here, you have to go to a waiting room."
The amount you don't know reflects the amount you didn't take Father
seriously. The spiritual world will stop you and this is reality. If you knew
now that this would really happen, you would study hard because you never
know when you are going to the spiritual world. Then, you would go out and
teach and when you have a question, you would come back and study the book
and then go out to teach again. You would do that hundreds of times before
you really understand and are ready to go to the spiritual world and pass.
Everytime you teach Divine Principle, many people gather in one place
and they will ask questions to you. "What does this mean?" You
have to answer them precisely and be able to speak freely. That means that
you understand what you are talking about and are fluent with the contents
of Divine Principle. You have to learn and train.
We should teach Divine Principle eight hours a day. Those who are
not allocated an area and a trinity, raise your hands. Everyone has an
assigned area and a trinity, right? Have you decided this morning that even
if Father goes away, you will take Father's place and carry on, inheriting
Father's work here in America? That's a heavy load on your shoulders. You are
inheriting that and aren't you going to complain to Father, "Oh Father,
until now I didn't have this heavy a load and now I have a heavy load."
Would you complain?
We are out here to save America. Did Father do well to chase every Americans
away to a foreign country to do 40 days of witnessing? Father trusted that
everyone who went out there felt deeply, "Oh, I should have been doing
this in my own country. I must have been a fake Unification Church member
not to have witnessed in the country to which I belong."
This year, Father expects all of you to go out again like you did last
year. If you continue going out for three years in a row then you are better
prepared and you can become independent. Let us decide here that at least
we should bring 120 families to belong to the heavenly kingdom. What does
120 families represent? Yes, the 12 disciples, the 12 gates are in it,
but essentially the number 120 represents the number of the countries in
Father wants us to achieve even more than what Jesus could in his
lifetime. This foundation is more than what Jesus could do when he was
alive. We should achieve this in our lifetime. Everything is included in 120:
12, 36, 72, 84. If we witnessed to one family each month, there are 12 months
in the year. It takes seven years to reach 84 couples. Jesus didn't have
to die on the cross if he had 72 disciples and 12 apostles, 84 dedicated
That is Cain's family. When this is established, the Abel-type
family can then occur naturally. Jesus only achieved this spiritually,
not physically. History already records this. Father expects us in our
lifetime to gather 120 families to bring with us to the spiritual world as
an offering. This is the mission of the Tribal Messiah. The mission of the
Tribal Messiah is to accomplish the same thing that Jesus had the goal to
achieve but could not achieve. Now we shall do that.
The number of 12 and 72 together represents our clan. We can do this
work centering on our own relatives. We don't need to witness to distant
persons, but those close to us. We don't need to establish anymore the elder's
right. Because of True Parents' foundation, we don't need to create the elder
son's position. We are already in that position. All we need to do is reach
out to our relatives and close kin and bring them in.
Now we are entering the era when people will see that it was good for you
to join Unification Church. They will want to join you. That will happen
now. Those who are married to Americans from another nation and have met
your in-laws, raise your hands. In the beginning, they were rather cold to
you weren't they? How is it now? Do they welcome you? They welcome you. If
not, you should work harder. It is time to welcome you. If you are working
for their sake, they cannot deny you.
Each one has to take personal responsibility. Today is the third day
in the lunar calendar. The year of 1990 is completely gone, even in the
lunar calendar. It is a brand new year literally. This is the blessing of
a new year. Where there is gratitude, God always visits. Where there is
complaint, nobody except Satan comes around you. God can never come to a
place of complaint. Even though blessing is a heavy load, still you should
receive it with gratitude and God will be with you.
Until now, no matter how great the parents have been, their children,
especially the talented ones, always criticized the father and mother
saying, "If I were him, I would do better." It is time that you
do it yourself and then you can understand the parents position. Now is the
time for you to see how difficult it has been for Father so you can come to
understand his heart.
And while you do that, to whom will you complain? Will you complain to
God or be grateful to God? Let's repeat it. Father digested this impossible
situation and pacified it so that no one will be able to seriously go against
you. Your position to teach your next of kin and relatives is no problem. No
problem. Compared to what Father has already done, it is no problem. If
you understand Father and are completely one with him, then you are enough
number to go around America and permeate this society. You can turn the
people around overnight. This is totally possible.
We should resolve ourselves here for the sake of our own children and
then work as a pioneer so that we can give the foundation to our children
and they can continue to teach the generation after them. We have to make
that foundation. Just as Father did here in America, you are now to do for
your clan. Father knows that you can do that.
If Father in any step of his way complained, he could have never reached
where he is today. Satan could have always dragged him down. With that,
we should be grateful and receive all the blessings that are offered to us
this morning. Instead of you gathering like this all the time together, go
back to your home town and spread out in the country. Which would America
welcome more, that you cluster together forever and ever or that you go back,
spread out to the entire nation and change them quickly? Would they appreciate
the first or the second?
Father gave trinities already. From the trinity, the four-position
foundation can be gained quickly. Already your trinity is a four-position
foundation centering on Father. If you really take it seriously, then to
each trinity, Father will appear spiritually, guide you and help you. You
will experience that if you really go about your work.
Look at America today. It is so miserable. There is no hope
anywhere. Millions of American young people are dying from drugs. Why?
Because the white ancestors tried to do the same thing to oriental people. That
is history. The young white people are receiving that history today. It's a
law and no one can evade that. Now the oriental man has come to white people
and tried to forgive them and save them from that disaster.
If Reverend Moon did not know God's love, he could not come to this
country. Why would he want to come in the first place? If he didn't know
God's love, he wouldn't want to come at all. It's time for all of us to plant
the seed. We have good seed now, but we have to plant it into the ground,
cultivate it and make a good harvest to return to God. That is what you
have to do here in America.
Father has to leave America to you and go elsewhere, such as China.
China needs Father also. China, the Middle East and Soviet Union including
the communist world all need Father. There are thirty two to thirty six
countries in the communist world and that includes 1.8 billion people. They
exist in an agonized situation. They are starving and dying, twenty million
each year. That means each day, sixty thousand people are dying. You have
to think about it. How can I save this miserable situation?
Americans don't think about saving this situation. The Soviets don't think
about this, but True Parents think about this situation. They are working
to save these people. First of all, American young people are drunk and on
drugs. They are dying people. These are your people. Their background is the
same as yours. You can connect to them freely, no problem. You are the fastest
way to save American youth, you Unification Church members, instead of me.
You have to save your country. This is your mission. From now on, Father
will become increasingly busy. So far, Father appeared every Sunday that he
has been here. Now, Father might come back occasionally, but might not come
to speak to us. Father has said all that there is to say. Father has to spend
more time and energy for China and Russia. How long has Father stayed here in
America? For eighteen years, Father has come to speak to you in America. If
Father were to spend three months in all the different nations, more than
180 nations, it would add up to 540 months, which is how many years? It is
forty five years. If Father spent only three months, not eighteen years,
that is how long it would take to reach every nation in the world. Then,
how much blessing have we received all these years in America?
If you were Father wouldn't you at least visit and spend three months
in each country? Every country is equal and Father should give them equal
opportunity. If Father spent only one month, it would still take fifteen
years. How can he spend so much time here in America? If Father were to
spend the same amount of money in South America that he spent here, there
would have been more than enough to go around. America needs to understand
how much it is indebted to mankind as a whole.
Last year, Father sent every American around the world. There was no country
to which they didn't go. Those who went understood that the remaining Americans
would sell everything they own to help them be successful. Now those who
are out there understand something. That is exactly how Father is. Anything
that he has and owns, he is willing to sell it and support that American who
will eventually teach and bring hope to and revive this nation. Now for the
first time you have come to understand this kind of heart.
America is deeply indebted to Father. You owe a lot, don't you? Father is
not saying, "Pay it back to me." Rather, he is saying, "Pay
it back to the young people who are perishing here in America." You
are in that position today. You have the same position now to America that
Father had to you. Now, instead of Father, you have to work with the young
generation. You have inherited this country. On behalf of Father, do this
for America. Father decided a long time ago, even though he is old and you
are young, that he would never be indebted to you. Father never had time
to rest in Korea. No matter how small the congregation or denomination,
Father talked continuously, for many hours until his voice was hoarse. He
slept only a few hours and dedicated all his energy into Korea before he
came here. Father's clear goal now is to unify North and South Korea and
thereby save Asia first. Then, America will join that.
Even in India and countries where there is a Muslim dominion, Father has
already started educating them. Rev. Kwak gathered all the religious leaders
of the world and Father spoke to them in India. The Hindu leaders are now
hearing Divine Principle, and also in India, the Christian Orthodox leaders
vowed to take Divine Principle training.
In order for the same thing to go on in the Christian domain in America,
Father has been laying all kinds of bridges to cross from one denomination to
another and bring about unity. Father has already been working from up to down
and all we have to do is work from down and connect to up. We don't have to do
everything. Father has already done half. We only need to do our own share.
Neither right wing or left wing are working now. It is time for head
wing. Father is grasping the left wing, which is what communism used to be
and with the other hand he has the right wing, and now he is bringing them
together. Until now there was communism on the left side and Christianity
on the right side and God was behind. The front side was Satan who used the
left side against the right side. Satan took the front side with communism
on the left and attacked God who stood behind Christianity on the right
side. How could that situation be changed? That situation has been turned
around 180 degrees.
Satan is now behind and God is in front. The left and right are coming
together behind the head, which is God. There are no wings left. So, Satan
does not have any wings. He is now behind. That position is now occupied by
people like Hussein. They are behind. Now we have to connect the religious
and political world. Satan wants the religious world to fight because he cannot
work successfully on this earth anymore, only from the spiritual world.
If the Christian world and the Islamic world fight, he can continue.
Satan is standing behind that kind of situation. There is in the religious
world the formation, growth and completion religions. Israel, Christianity
and Unification are those religions. They were united against Hussein. Hussein
said, "This is a
holy war." He wanted to bring the Muslim world together
centering on him and start a religious war. A religious war also meant
a racial war. Christians are basically white people and Muslims are dark
people. Immediately connecting to a religious war would have been a racial
Father understood that kind of problem would come with a religious war. How
could that be prevented? No one else knew. Father had to make a foundation
to combine the religious world. In San Francisco, long before the Gulf war
began, Father made a proclamation for religious unity and initiated the
Interreligious Federation for World Peace.
Next, if someone makes a religious war, then a political war follows
that. The communist world would follow the Muslim world in that situation. They
would take action and combine as one. They are accusing America already
for doing too much in this war, dropping too many bombs. It is not the case,
but it shows what could happen. Again the communist world could be a problem,
combined with the Muslim world.
President Bush doesn't really understand this. The American people don't
really understand this. How can we protect from this kind of thing happening
in the future? Only Father knows how to do that. Only one man. Father is
always making conditions, paying indemnity to prevent these situations from
occurring. Satan cannot follow me. All throughout Satan's world, I am making
foundations for unity and peace. No matter how difficult the situation,
Father has to teach the Divine Principle viewpoint.
Don't worry about these things. Already the indemnity has been paid.
Father has already done it. All the conditions have been met. Other religions
don't understand how to go back and make past situations straight. How
can we go back to God's original starting point. They have no way of doing
that. They wonder, "How is it that Reverend Moon and Unification members
get to the front side so quickly and easily?" The religious world and
political world are following now.
The communist world and the free world are now combining. The high
level leaders of America and the Soviet Union are beginning to work
together. Ultimately they will be centering on God. Satan cannot follow this
course. Quickly we will come back to the original point. The Middle East is
divided. Originally there was Moses' tribes. There were 12 tribes during
Moses' time. Why did they separate? They lost their position after Jesus'
death. What is their hope? It is the time of the Second Advent.
At that time, the Israelites again became an independent country, in
1948. That is the same year that Korea became independent. South Korea
became a nation on the same year. The Israelites, America and South Korea
are connected, formation, growth and completion. Until now America has been
helping all over the world.
America is now in a bad situation, but Father is behind America. Father has
chastised this country. America represents the world and it is still going
in a bad direction. You Unification members have to go the opposite way. The
time is full now. Everything that I have invested in America is for you. Then
I have to go back to the Oriental world through the Middle East. The central
position is now the Eastern world.
Before Jesus came, the Hindu and Buddhist world was created. That was the
Oriental world. For whom was that foundation created? For Jesus. At that time,
they would have combined into one. Rome occupied the nation of Israel. They
had political power and represented the physical body. Jesus came to the
nation of Israel which represented the spirit. Immediately he should have
been able to connect with the Oriental world. There was no Islamic world
then. First, Moses' tribes should have connected with him.
In that situation, all the Middle East, India and China would have
connected automatically. At that time, Rome was the Western world. They
were a strong people and dominated everything. China and India represented
cultural prosperity. Combined with Rome, centering on the Middle East, a
great civilization would have come. The Western world occupied and controlled
That was completely lost. So, the Christian world arose. They were all
persecuted by Rome, but eventually took over Rome. At the time of the Second
Advent, everything has to be restored. From the Western world, the Middle
East world and finally back to the Oriental world. Father knew that.
Here is Israel, the Mediterranean Sea and Africa. Had Jesus not died,
he would have gone to the Eastern world. How is it that from Syria, the
Grand Mufti has such a deep connection with me? It was established in the
spiritual world. It is not an accident. After WW II, the Grand Mufti received
from God that he had to make unity between the Israelites, Christians and
Muslims, otherwise the world would face a very difficult situation. God
told him., "No matter how difficult it is for you, you have to prepare
He received this revelation, but he didn't know how to make oneness
between the Israelites, Christians and Muslims. The Grand Mufti means
something like the Pope of the Roman Catholic world. Syria is a very strong
Muslim country. When he spoke about his revelation, the people responded,
"What are you saying! The Christians are our enemy. The Israelites are
our enemy. How can we combine with them? Satan must be teaching that."
The Israelites also accused him. The Christians also opposed him. He
received so much persecution. Until now, he has been concerned how to fulfill
the revelation God gave to him. In his mind there was agony, "What
shall I do?" He worried about this for a long, long time. Then, he
found out about Father's activity, from a video tape about the International
Religious Foundation and he was amazed. "Rev. Moon did it!"
He was so amazed and surprised.
At that time, the Grand Mufti position in Iran was occupied by Khomeini,
so the Syrian Grand Mufti was invited to speak in America because there was
concern about Islam. At one point in his tour, he was visiting the New York
state area. Father had just finished an intense schedule in America and had
one day remaining free. Father had planned to visit with the young people
fishing on the ocean, but suddenly received a telephone call that the Grand
Mufti wanted to meet with me. Immediately, I came back to New York. We met
and from that point we were able to combine as one together. Then, I told
him, "You have to educate your church. The first time, I will invite
you and then the next time, you will invite us."
That is how he sent his followers to New York later to hear the Divine
Principle for forty day. They completely changed. The next step is to educate
the religious leaders of Egypt and Yemen. These two countries helped to
support the Gulf war. After the war we can connect all the Middle East
countries, the Muslim world.
Following that, we connect them to the Christian world. After that, we
connect together with the Jewish world. These Muftis are high level people
and very intelligent. They can understand Father's direction and can unite
with it. Ultimately all these worlds can combine, it is no problem. Then,
the unified world is no problem. When the religious world combines as one
the secular world is really no problem.
The non-religious population is about 11% in the world. Thus, if we get
religious people to accept peace and unity, the rest is very simple. We
really are close to a unified world. The time of the Second Advent centers
on the Asian world. The Israelites think it will center on them. The Roman
Catholics think it will center on them. But God's will does not work that
way. God does not think about just Israel or Rome, but the world. God's
will is for the whole world. Rome is included, Israel is included, but the
purpose of God's will is for the whole world.
At the time of the First Advent, the Israelites thought that the
messiah would come to elevate their nation, that they would combine with
him and dominate the nations around them. No. No. No. On the contrary,
God's concept was to send the messiah to a humble and persecuted people in
order to save the whole world, not make one nation higher than another. Now,
the Christian world is the same. They think, "At the time of the Second
Coming, Christianity will occupy the whole world." And they think only
of being resurrected freely into the spiritual world, while everyone else
will perish. No. No. No. The Second Advent occurs to save the world, that
is its purpose. This is God's situation.
The Israelites took it a different way, the Christians take it a different
way and many religions take this point a different way. God is only looking
to make one unified world and make world peace, no matter how difficult the
religious world thinks it might be. God wants to save all the religions,
but they are persecuting each other! The only purpose of persecution from
God's point of view is to make people who can save the world.
The purpose of the Unification Church is the same, to save the world, not
ourselves. Father only seeks for unity. I don't need any country, no small
foreign nation or this big and proud American nation. I don't need American
culture. Father knows the future in which God's culture will exist. However,
no matter how much I have, it is for the world. And no matter how difficult
it is to take the persecution, he will continue only to fulfill the purpose
of God, to save the world.
Father is only worried about going the correct way for God, otherwise,
God's will can never be fulfilled in this world. America stood against me. The
Christian and the communist world both combined and stood against me. Even
the Buddhist world and many other religious worlds all combined and were
against me. No matter how difficult the situation, Father cannot cast out
his mission. I had to take my direction and go that way, not the quick way,
but the strict way.
You American members know that the Justice Department didn't think that
Reverend Moon would come back to America when they put a court case against
him. I did not come to America in the first place on my own opinion. God
pushed me. When I came, the situation in Korea was much more serious than
in America. However, Korea is part of the world situation and America is in
the central position to lead the world at this time.
So, I left my own nation and went to a remote country which did not
welcome me, centering on the government. I could not go back once I came. I
only took one direction, not two directions. I made the determination in
my mind to penetrate this situation. The world will see eventually what I
am doing and it will welcome me. On that day, many people will cry out. I
will tell them, "Don't cry! You could not see what was going on in the
world behind me. This is my way and you cannot take my responsibility."
No American wants to go to jail, but my way was to take and digest any kind
of persecution, from any level, individual, family, nation and world.
What is America? The Romans put Jesus on trial and then persecuted the
Christians. Finally the Catholic Church emerged and unified Europe under its
dominion, including England. England is an island country often dominated
by a Queen. From this ocean base, England moved outward and this expansion
included America. At that time, the Roman Catholic Church, centering on the
Pope, was persecuting the new Protestant churches. The Protestants wanted
a new kind of religious world.
Finally they decided that their own nation could not fulfill that purpose
and they desired to go to a new land. That is America. Many churches separated
from the old Roman Catholic way and made a new way. Such were the Pilgrim
fathers of America. They decided no matter how difficult they wanted to begin
a new way. They crossed the Atlantic ocean and settled America. Before they
left they had to fight against severe persecution. The trip to America was very
dangerous. But in Europe they had so many enemies, so they had to leave.
God blessed America because of this original desire of the Christians coming
here. Why else could He bless this land? White people also came and destroyed
the Indians living here. How could God bless that? American historians
cannot explain this point clearly. Father proclaimed this point. The new
world was to be cultivated here, centering on the Protestant movement.
The Europeans who came over here desired to make one nation, a
strong nation, not a divided and fighting people such as Europe. All
of this history, 200 years of people coming from everywhere, is for one
purpose. All of America's resources are for one purpose. That is, saving
the world! Americans don't know this. World War II involved the whole world,
but it centered on America. In the past, if a nation defeated another nation
in war, it would completely occupy it and punish it severely. In World
War II, a different outcome came about. America helped the countries it
defeated. Why? Because this is the way of the end times. Such is the purpose
of the United Nations.
In the United Nations, no matter how large a country is, it has only one
vote, just like a tiny nation. Why? In the future, the world is to become
one world. God is making preparation through these things, World War II and
the United Nations. America doesn't know that. Who knows that? Did President
Kennedy understand this? During his time in office, young people served all
over the world. Why? So that people would begin to think about the world
situation and not their own selves.
Since World War II, the focus became Korea. The Korean war was a
bi-polar war. Centering on Korea's separation, the world divided. When did
this separation begin to end? At the time of the Olympics in Korea. Then,
the bi-polar nations all came together to compete. They combined as one at
that Olympics, not in Russia and not in America.
At that time, I brought all the leaders of the foreign mission countries,
representing 120 nations. They came to Korea centering on Father, representing
the internal world. And the Olympic champions all gathered together centering
on the political world, representing the external world.
Then, many meetings occurred at the Olympics between the missionaries and
the Olympic athletes. They could combine as one. I gave many kinds of gifts
to the Olympic champions. I gave each one a complete supply of McCol. Many
other kinds of gifts were given as well and the missionaries held banquets
for athletes from their nations. America doesn't take on that expensive
world mission. I know that. On one side I am helping America, on another
side Russia and on yet another side I am helping China.
Ten years ago I sent out missionaries to the Soviet Union and to China and
they worked underground. Why? Someone had to make preparation. Otherwise, there
would be no foundation and the purpose of history could not be achieved. I
understood that. Everywhere I had to prepare all the contents. A long time
ago, I prepared the foundation for the scientific world and the ideological
Through the Summit conferences, media conferences, religious conferences
and many other kinds of conferences, I prepared for all these fields and
the people involved in them to be combined. Every variety of person could be
harmonized. Now, I have reached America. There is no hope in the future. Many
leaders feel that there is just no way. The only person left who will save
America is Reverend Moon.
In the future, my problem is how to tear down the national barriers.
Even the most famous leaders cannot do that. How can they change cultural
backgrounds and habits? How can they bring that together? Father understood
that. Now humanity is facing the racial problem, cultural problem and
nationalism problem. How can we harmonize all races, cultures and nations? How
can we unify cultural differences and religious differences?
Centering on what nation can all the nations, be united? America? No
way. America must be purged and cleaned up. The white people need to repent
and America has not taken that kind of mission yet. If Americans don't do
that, their situation in the world will be miserable in the future.
How can the world center on America with the way it is today? Father worries
about that. God chose America for a mission, but America doesn't understand
this. Everything has been lost in this world, the continent, the peninsula
and island culture. Centering on Father, everything has to be reclaimed from
Satan. He has to separate those places from Satan and return them to God.
Korea represents peninsula culture and North Korea was taken by
communism. Through North Korea comes the connection to all the Asian territory,
the continent culture. Father had to digest this situation and carry out the
plan to correct it. Combined with North Korea, the Soviet Union influenced
China. So, God's position was a very narrow point. Father had to stand there
and begin. Otherwise there was no hope.
China doesn't like Kim I1 Sung. It is a small country compared with China,
but always on the attack. Kim Il Sung would not even receive Stalin and Mao
Tse Tung. He insisted that they follow his way. He treated them like younger
brothers. He has that kind of determination. I understand this point.
At this time, I stand in the position of God's elder son. Kim Il Sung
stands in the position of the younger brother to me. From this position,
I want to help the younger son and save him. I created the foundation to
offer him science and technology to equalize his nation with South Korea. I
proclaimed that in 1981 that technology does not belong to the monopoly of
one nation, but that its benefits belong to all of the world. Technology
should be for the purpose of world peace.
America, centering on itself, uses technology for its own benefit.
They say, "Reverend Moon is a bad guy. How can he say that technology
should be equalized all over the world?" America uses South America and
they control those twenty nine countries through economic power, technological
power and military power. Think about it. The European countries use African
nations in the same way. They have the same position of America to their
They don't like Reverend Moon announcing these things. All the countries
said, "We don't like Rev. Moon." And they tried to find ways to
push out the foundations I was making. From four corners of the world,
arrows were being shot at me. But, Father didn't fall down. How could I
maintain my position? God helped me. Once I made a foundation, no country
could take it away. Those foundations belong to God. They are forever.
Why? Because Father's mission is for the world! The democratic, free
world centers on America. The former communist world centers on the Soviet
Union. God doesn't want division and discord among people. America is
dropping down, it is losing God completely. In America, God does not exist
in the center anymore. Father is protecting that center, but without him,
there is no hope.
Father proclaimed head wing direction. Until now, humankind did everything
they could to make some kind of ideal world. They have good ideas and they
tried to do it; but always they were unsuccessful. The democratic world and
the communist world both tried to do it, but there is no hope that they
can do it. Both worlds have lost hope. Who can bring a new idea, a new
direction? Who has new hope?
There is no one and nowhere, except Reverend Moon and the Unification
movement. From now it becomes more and more clear. From now we have to
proclaim God's thinking, God's concept, not man's, not humankind's. That
is all finished. Only one hopeful way remains. If God exists, then God's
thinking is the only way left. Now, God's way of thinking is beginning. It
is the last point, the final concept and viewpoint of the future. I have
prepared for that. I brought right and left together. I shall lead them both
back to God's position, God's love. There we can find one world, one peace.
Once the Korean peninsula is independent, then automatically this will
influence China and the Soviet Union. Now, we are turning the left side and
right side around. Normally we use the right hand. In America many people
use the left hand. In Korea only people who have been disabled use the left
hand. Those who use the left hand are looked down upon in Korea. Now, the
communist world is standing on the right hand side. The American government
is against me on this. They say, "What are you doing Reverend Moon? We
will check it." The CIA is watching us with binoculars, but the Soviets
are different. They have completely lost their ideology. They are completely
depressed. There is no way. How can we fill up that empty place? The system
is collapsing, the society, culture and nation.
They want to prevent that. They want a strong ideology, like communism
once was. The only thing remaining is Rev. Moon's ideology. They have
been studying already for seven years. KGB and Politburo people already
understand Father's ideology. So, they invite me now. I have been the most
fearful person in the communist world until now. They have been completely
against me, but now they welcome me.
Reverend Moon is not the enemy of the communist world. They were teaching
that concept. No. True love! I have always wanted to save that enemy of
God. They sent out a committee of high level people and students to come
to America and study Divine Principle. By July of this year we will have
invited 3,000 professors and students.
The students who are qualifying to study are from the highest level.
Like Harvard students, they are almost genius quality. So many wanted to
come that it made a problem in the universities. The presidents had to make
a test. Then, they could choose the best ones. Only the students who could
speak and write fluent English are accepted. They are much more intelligent
than American students. How many students in America can speak Russian? Less
than five percent of the very top level students. In the Soviet Union almost
seventy percent of all students can speak in English.
That is preparation for the future. They will combine with the
English world. I was surprised by this comparison with American university
students. They have a strong foundation for the world, not just centering on
their own nation. They are always talking about world level topics. They are
looking out to the world and they are well trained. Now they have received
Divine Principle and they are deeply impressed. I read their reports. They
understand clearly, more than you Unification Church members. They can catch
the central concept with no problem. They are so well trained. And they are
very determined to do something with their studies. In Bulgaria 400 people are
attending a 21 day workshop. In Hungary also this is happening. Leningrad,
Moscow, there is a fire going on. They want to stir up the Soviet Union.
We don't need to train them so much because the communist system has been
so strict. We are establishing PWPA offices and CARP offices and will extend
them all over the Soviet Union. There are no boundaries for me. In this time,
Gorbachev wants me to educate his people. He is not like President Bush. He
is the leader of the central country of the communist world. They know the
value of this teaching.
The American government is really wondering no, "What kind of person
will Reverend Moon be in the future?" They are studying to find out. They
want to know what is going on in Japan and in our activities. Actually, the CIA
cannot reach to the kind of levels that we have already reached. Immediately
we know what concerns the CIA about us. People tell us. Father is a strange
man isn't he? And you are strange people.
If Father wasn't strange, he couldn't have made this foundation. All
the American people are welcome to use this foundation. America needs this
foundation and everyone will benefit from it. In the future, American youth
will have this foundation. It is fearful, but also wonderful. What will this
country choose? Do away with drugs, do away with those fallen things.
From now, the question is how to unify the Korean peninsula. Then, Korea
and Japan. Korea is Adam's country and Japan is Eve's country. They have
to combine. In Asia, the archangel country is China. The Christian world
archangel country is America. The representative of Satan's world archangel
country is the Soviet Union.
Originally there was God, Adam and Eve, and the three archangels.
They planted the wrong seed and human history has harvested it. During World
War II, the nations divided along similar lines. On God's side was America,
England and France. On Satan's side was Germany, Japan and Italy. Italy
and France are somewhat the same. They are very changeable, like the
archangel. This was how the world divided during World War II.
After the victory, the victors should have insured a free world everywhere
and this would have aided Korea. However, America was wrong on this point
and they lost everything. Centering on God, the Second Advent occurred in
Korea. Thus, Korea became the Adamic nation. Eve must accomplish the role of
bringing Cain and Abel together. The fall brought about the wrong seed. The
true seed must now be planted.
Because America failed to protect Korea, it divided. Russia came to have
power through North Korea. The world divided from here. Kim Il Sung rose to
the position of the Second Coming for Satan's side. Stalin didn't claim to
be the father of all mankind, but Kim Il Sung has proclaimed that he is the
father of all mankind. From the free world side, someone has to proclaim
the true father's position. Reverend Moon has done that.
America failed its role after World War II and communism then came into
full power. That is what happened in history. If America had supported
Father after 1945 and all the Christian denominations had supported him,
then communism would have never gained such power and it would not have taken
30 to 40 years to bring it down. Even though America recognized the South
Korean government, they did not create a strong government and give it to
the South Korean people. They did not do that, so it was easy for Satan to
use even Father's own country.
Now we are here to restore this and our responsibility is very great. When
the Korean war started all the United Nations' forces came into the
conflict. At that time, there was no reason for all these nations to come and
help Korea. They did so without knowing why. It was very spiritual. Russia
had the power to veto the entire action, but they didn't appear at the
very crucial moment when the vote was passed. How can we explain that? The
spiritual world shut them out. That is the only reason.
The Security Council resolution sent so many different countries into
Korea to help protect them. Centering on 1988, the eastern and western worlds
could come together for the first time. They don't know, but Father played
a key role to make it possible. Since the 31st of October, Children's Day,
the spiritual world and the physical world have become right side up. The
children of Adam and Eve are at a higher level of spiritual maturity than
the archangel world.
Now the spiritual world cannot exert their own force. They have to follow
and help Father. Father knows this inside and out and has made enough indemnity
conditions for this to happen. Already Father has a very good idea of how
the unification of North and South Korea will come about. He has only to do
a few more small things and then wait to see it come to pass.
Then, the Japanese Unification Church will play a crucial role in
Korea and Japan becoming one. The Japanese Unification movement will be the
crucial bridge between Korean and Japan bringing both countries into greater
harmony. America should get close to Japan, not swallow it, but get close
to it. Japan is like a young single girl, very attractive. America, being
an archangel country, would like to just swallow it up. Russia also would
like to swallow up Japan, even China would like to do that. These are the
three archangels that originally existed in the garden. They will compete
On God's side, standing in Adam's position, there is one person who
wants to unite with Japan, not swallow it up. Reverend Moon wants to bring
Japan close to Korea like a bride. So he has to attract her to this heavenly
way. Recently there was a Second Generation Blessing in Korea in which 404
Korean and Japanese young people exchanged marriage vows. No nation can
make that kind of strong connection to Japan. Both Korea and Japan have been
against me, but I am providing the key for them. They strike me, but that
is not good for them ultimately. Satan knows this, so he has attacked and
broken down America. No matter, Rev. Moon has done well after all."
You represent the president and first lady of each nation of the
world. You are the kings and queens. What Father is doing is kicking you
out to fulfill that responsibility, nothing less. Since America has every
nation represented without exception, if you do the mission well, each
country will turn around very quickly, overnight. There are Old Testament,
New Testament and Completed Testament eras. America is the New Testament
era. The Unification movement is in the Completed Testament era. When the
Completed Testament era is successful, then the Old and New Testament eras
are included. They have to do almost nothing to be included.
That's the advantage of the time we are living in. All they will have
to do is just follow the Completed Testament way. America represents all
the Christian churches, Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant. If the Christian
world unites, then the entire religious world can unite. Centering on you,
this can happen. Father has made preparation for all this to happen.
That's all. How much you have received the blessing! All you have to do
is inherit the role that Father is giving to you. Don't cry thinking that
it might be difficult.
It is difficult for a foreigner to obtain an American green card. If getting
the green card is so difficult, then how much more so to get the certificate
to be a true child! Is it easier than the green card or more difficult? Until
the year 2,000 don't complain, just get to work. You will find yourself
at some fantastic place which God destined for you. The blessing is already
there with you. There is nothing more that Father can give you. We have to
follow the process and take the cross that Father has been bearing for many
more years than we have. We have to just bear it and never complain. Then
we will have it made.
The American women says, "I am an American woman. I'm the strongest
woman in the world. Why are you hitting me?" The American woman is too
strong. Pioneering and cultivating is not the easy way. I am chasing you out
to do it. Is Father's way the good way or bad way? You have to taste it and
experience it. How much persecution surrounded me. Even you were against me,
but I pushed you out.
After the year 2,000 let us see what kind of result appears. From
now they will welcome us. Father is chasing you out for that purpose.
Don't complain. Just put one foot in front of the other. That is the most
valuable way. Don't complain. Always be the victor. The victor does not
complain, but is proud of his situation. Change this serious situation. You
have to be grateful and thankful. If you eat too much, be thankful. If you
are starving, be thankful. If you are miserable, be thankful. Satan cannot
follow you to that place.
If you complain, then Satan will enjoy you very much and he will immediately
connect with you. During the next ten years, protect yourself from Satan's
historical relationship with mankind. Cut him off completely. Father will not
be here. He cannot be everywhere. You will be alone. Why? Because you have
to become the true owner. You are all alone because you are the owner. If
you complain, you cease to be the owner. Complaint will shake loose the
blessings already given. Gratitude will only increase the blessings. That
is the secret to becoming the unfailing owner.
We have decided then, haven't we? Today is a good day! Stand up. Who will
do it? Whoever will do it, not only raise your hands, but pump your fists
in the air. Proclaim, "I will do it, I will do it, I will do it."
God bless you.