REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE DIVIDING PEAK OF THE
DISPENSATION OF HISTORY
March 1, 1991
Translator - Sang Kil Han
The topic of Father's talk this morning is "The Dividing
Peak of the Dispensation of History." Are any Barrytown
students here? Just one? Are there any 777 couple representatives
here? What anniversary will you celebrate this year? You were married
in 1970, so this will be twenty one years. Are those attending this
morning leaders or those who don't have responsibility for a group or
How many countries are represented here? Korea, Japan of course,
America, how about Germany? France? Any other nations? England, Peru,
China, Brazil, Australia, Soviet Union, Guyana, Vietnam, Italy. Do
these countries have a mixed blood lineage or just one? America, for
example is combined. Each race keeps a certain identity then they get
together. But still you cannot exactly call it a nation of mixed
blood. You can say the Unification Church meets the qualification of
being both combined and mixed. Do you understand? In the Unification
Church, the blood itself is being mixed and gathered together.
America is a country which is comprised of people who crossed the
boundaries of many nations. Religiously persecuted, the early settlers
sought freedom and independence for their own belief. They all came to
America and formed a country. So America is a country which founded the
new Protestant denominations of Christianity. Until then each country
had been like a hermit, but America went over the boundary and united
based on Christianity. Still, within the United States certain sects or
inclinations have been visible. That means the Protestant denominations
basically go beyond the boundary of nation, but the churches which have
their roots or surroundings in Italy or Germany or even England still
retain some of the identity of their origins. They united but they
still keep somewhat to themselves. In the background of these faiths
there is a strong Catholic influence. Other influences from different
nations also have been shaping American faith. Many races have many
different backgrounds of Christian denominations. But all those
denominations cannot unify. That's the problem.
The true ideal of Christianity, what God and Jesus meant to come
about, was a true unity, a true intermingling unity, and that has not
At the time of Jesus we see that three disciples were antagonistic
to each other. They competed and fought. In fact the seventy two elders
fought, each exerting themselves. Even the 120. When each country grew
they continued to fight and continued to widen the rift rather than
closing it up.
Today especially, the Protestant groups have kept their own
independence. Today we see the result of that. 120 countries have
formed centering on the United Nations. Instead of all becoming one,
there are many countries. We can conclude that even though it is in the
second born son position, America is supposed to gain the older son's
position which Catholicism has. America is to become an elder son and
influence all the world. In other words, the first son is supposed to
influence the world including the second son, but this time with
America its the other way around. America is restoring elder sonship.
This is what America was supposed to do. Protestantism is the second
generation to Catholicism.
It is true that America exerts a great influence even over the Holy
See, in fact it takes the position of elder son though it is the second
born. In 1960 Kennedy became president of the United States. He was
Catholic-the first Catholic president of the United States. But 1960
was the year of equality, a time when everyone become equal-when there
was equality between the elder son and the second son. Until then the
second son had been raised up, but from that time they had equality. It
was because of the True Parents arrival. The parents cannot arrive
until the brothers become one. So at that time in 1960, when the two
brothers became one, True Parents were able to reveal themselves here
on earth. President Kennedy should have given economic aid to all the
world, expanding the horizon of American influence. Instead, since he
did not know the dispensation, Kennedy and his administration went the
wrong way; they went backward. They decreased aid and contained
themselves, saying they would mind their own business and let other
countries take care of their own. That was clearly against the way God
intended America to be. That is the reason Kennedy met an untimely
end. The same happened to the United Nations: Dag Hammerskjold died.
These things were the result of non-compliance with God's
America was not meant to be just an Anglo Saxon country for itself.
God meant it to grow into a country which does things all over the
world for the world, not just for their own country. But since people
did not know this was the dispensation they decreased. 1960 can be
called the transitional year of all history. That is the decade that
the victorious countries of World War II helped the defeated countries
become independent and equal . They were to raise them up. This is what
happened in 1960. We see very clearly that 1960 was a year when the
victorious countries raised up the defeated countries. That was in
accord with the world wide direction which they were to go.
But America, which is a mixture of all other nations, should clearly
have moved in the same direction-to exist not just for themselves. But
that is the trend they mistakenly took. The administration tried to go
backwards, to go against this direction. They tried to get together for
themselves, not to help and influence other countries.
It is very important to recognize the importance of Christianity in
America. If we disregard that element, America has very little meaning.
When America won its independence, George Washington was a betrayer to
England which was their mother nation. It was not something that could
be encouraged or even praised. It was not. How can you tolerate the
country which betrayed its origins without clear cause and became
independent? America at that time was in the son's position whereas
England was in the mother's position. This time the son was not
supposed to follow the mother, but the mother was supposed to follow
the son. This is the view point of restoration. So God helped America
to be born as the first son of the mother, England. The dispensation
allowed this situation to exist for the restoration of elder
Comparing to that, how does the Lord of the Second Advent come? The
same way. The second advent will be born of a woman. Do you understand?
At the time of the last advent that son occupied all the mothers
country, all the mother's people, all the mother's-side traditions.
That's what Washington was and did. In Korean, Washington rhymes very
well with a word which means 'wash stone.' Stone is symbolic of Jesus
and the Christ to come. So wash the stone means make preparation. Clean
up the atmosphere. This is the principle point of view. This is the
right perspective to look at American history.
As for the matter of the Indians, did more Indians die from illness
or from being killed? [From being killed.] There are many problems that
can never be solved unless we come to understand the Principle and then
for the first time that puzzle can be explained. The owner of that
perspective and the principle is Reverend Moon himself. How and why
did the events with the Indians take place? In the world arena, Asia is
the first born and the second born- America-has to restore elder
sonship. Asians are in a first son position. They have such a huge
population which means a longer history. The Indians, who were Asians,
were already in America. They were the first sons. But to restore the
elder sonship, the second son, which is America, came in and God
"allowed" them to turn things upside-down, or right side
America became a great nation by great blessing. But just like the
Indians who shed their blood and sacrificed themselves for the second
son to become elder son and to satisfy the dispensational direction, if
Americans shed blood themselves for the sake of the world America would
remain to become an even greater nation. If Americans had carried that
out, sacrificing their nation for the sake of other nations and for the
sake of becoming one, then America would never have declined like as it
has. Do you follow? If America like a live offering takes itself to the
alter and is prepared to be killed for the betterment of the world and
to serve the purpose of God, and to embrace the whole world, America
would be quite a different nation today. It would be very prosperous,
very much loved by God and every nation of the world. But they did not
know that dispensation. What they did instead was to try to embrace
other nations for their own sake to serve their own purpose. They tried
to digest others for the sake of themselves rather than offering
themselves for the sake of others. This is how America went against the
direction of the dispensation.
America has clearly only one way to go. That is to exist for the
sake of other nations. Otherwise there is no way they can get out of
the realm of blame by those who have been killed, by those who offered
themselves as a sacrifice. In other words, Indians were sacrificed and
to vindicate their offering America should have gone the right way.
Then America could not be blamed. But because America went against God,
they can be blamed.
The way that Christianity must go is clear. First we have to reveal
these little understood principles and satisfy the condition of
sacrificing oneself for the sake of others. The one who is willing to
shed their blood, the one who is ready to die, will live. So even now
the only way for American Christianity to live is to connect with that
sacrificial deed. Because God helped America, raised America to restore
elder sonship, He "let" America kill all the first sons so
that they themselves could become first sons. Now that they have done
that, it is their turn to suffer and offer themselves for the sake of
other nations. We have to do that for American Christianity to
No one can deny through logic and reasoning that the only way for
this restored elder sonship to continue to receive blessing is to go
backward, the same way as they came to be raised as the first son. We
must go the way of sacrifice. Maybe you do not understand this very
deeply. Maybe this is the first time you are aware of this, is what
Father says really true? Without going through this course there is no
way to reach the goal. Has Father been thinking cleverly to come to
this point? If this speech were broadcast to the entire nation of
America, would they say, "Oh Reverend Moon, you're wrong, it's not
so." Or would they say he is correct? [Correct.]
But how many young Americans in reality are ready to shed their
blood for someone other than themselves? What about other people, other
races, other nations? No. If there is none, in order for America to
survive and prosper somebody had to take up this task because there is
no other way for America to receive blessings. "Who is to do
it?" is the question.
Let us look at those who have gone for many years of training in the
seminary, including all the staff members-higher or lower it doesn't
make any difference. All want to come and hide in Father's shadow and
get a salary from the church and from Father and somehow live day by
day. But let Father ask you a question. Have any one of you ever given
Father a salary? It's alright that we received one so far, but has
anyone ever given one to Father. And when the going becomes difficult
those people look around and then pack up and leave. Why did Father
create the Barrytown Theological Seminary in the first place? To let
the students know this principle, strengthen themselves and carry it
out. How can such a person be the first one to escape and flee? Today
Father has helped many essential organizations for example, The
Washington Times and ALC, which played crucial parts in reviving the
hope of America. But after a while they become comfortable and say,
"Reverend Moon give us more money, We need more money." Every
year they ask for more money instead of saying, "We will support
ourselves and eventually we will support you." Things haven't
gone in that direction. Americans say, "It is our tradition. We
are the job fulfillers, we are the job people. I do work and somebody
has to pay me." That is their mentality. Father, who doesn't even
have a country, comes here, sacrifices himself to the utmost, provides
money and everybody just asks for more money. In the view of the
dispensation the elder son of all elder sons, and the king of all
kings, and parents of all parents came to this country and sacrificed
everything. Reverend Moon is in the central position, the central
son's position, parents' position and center king's position. All those
three combined into one center on Father. That kind of man who came to
America and sacrificed himself has been persecuted by America until
now, day and night. This is the providential perspective. America is
losing its elder son's position and therefore its future parents'
position and kingship position. Those three things will be lost. Now
America is going down, down, down. Who can pick it up? Only Reverend
Moon who is centered on the providential viewpoint. America must follow
me; otherwise there is no way.
This is why God called Reverend Moon to help America to do the right
thing. It is even difficult to talk about in the same mind, but Father
actually put the president into his office according to the
dispensation, according to what God wants for fourteen years. Can you
imagine how difficult it is even to express in words, let alone put
this into action and make it reality? Father is not just thinking and
talking about it, but doing it. Father didn't even have the language or
anything, but single handedly came to America and while Americans were
all dreaming, he actually saved this country physically. How difficult
it must have been. It wasn't the CIA or the FBI, but Father himself who
made the president and we all saw how it went, what Father predicted
and what would happen. Looking back we see that everything happened.
The one who is in the position to have a consistent view, those who
have had the opportunity to be watching Father for the last ten or
twenty years, like politicians and intelligence sources, those people
know what has transpired. There is no question that Father did these
things: Father came here and then restored the things America did not
do. If Father did not do those things America would have gone farther
down than it is now. Centering on America, Father made up that
foundation centering on leader's rights-on parentship. That mission is
the American president's. But he didn't do that, so standing in the
center position, Father did everything. 1974 was the year Father
officially entered America and got his green card. During the next
fourteen years up to 1988, Father accomplished these things. During
this fourteen years of intense work solely for the sake of America,
there was not one day when Father was welcomed by the American people.
Reagan, who is deeply indebted to Father, betrayed Father. He never
paid him any attention or gave any support to Reverend Moon. Even
though all Americans betrayed Father, including the president, God has
embraced Father even more tightly. So it is very clear, if America does
not follow the wake of Reverend Moon, following him wherever he goes,
there is no way they can come alive. They will perish and decline.
America is in the elder son's position to Father because they represent
the whole Christian world. Christianity was born earlier than Father.
In all perspectives everyone is in the position to praise and thank
Reverend Moon, but when they do not, but instead go the wrong way, then
their direction will be one of decline. Dispensationally doing what
America is failing to do, somehow Father provides the condition and
makes good. God says, "Yes, I accept."
Then Father reaches out for Russia. Russia is an enemy too. During
this long reign, the dark ages of communism, they along with Kim I1
Sung tried to kill Reverend Moon. Even Gorbachev wanted to assassinate
Reverend Moon. But Father repelled that. They cannot beat God.
Ultimately, Gorbachev has to bow down to Father.
At the time of the fall, Adam didn't know where he was going. The
mother country did not know where to go, the fallen elder son did not
know where to go. The archangel, Satan, did not know where to go. The
only one who knew was God. Father's time is coming now. In all
history-America, Russia, the Christian church, the elder son, the
second son, the Eve country, England-no one in the world knew the
direction to go. Only the man who centers on God knows. Who is he?
Reverend Moon. So Bush and Gorbachev do not know. Just like after the
fall, nobody knows. But Father brings them the right understanding.
They aren't even willing to go and yet Father brings them. Christianity
too is in complete darkness. They can't see even one inch ahead of
them. Nobody knows. Other religions don't know either.
What do you say? "Yes Father, I think I can understand" or
"Yes Father, I know that is true"? [We know its true.] This
is reality. You have to be convinced of this concept. People did not
know this kind of history and tradition. Who can solve America's
situation? Only by centering on Father's viewpoint. Until now what has
been your attitude? Are you absolutely connected with a Principled
viewpoint? No. You also have to make a new direction otherwise there is
no hope for America's future. Do you understand?
So what is the title of Father's sermon this morning? "The
Dividing Peak of the Dispensation of History." That peak divides
the fallen past from the victorious future. Has America crossed over
the top of that dividing peak? How high is this peak which is the
highest mountain of the dispensation? Is it a low hill or a very high
mountain? We know Mount Everest is high. Is this mountain taller or
lower than that? [Taller.] It is the peak which God Himself could not
go over, it is so high. Father knew that it is not the peak which God
has to stand in front of and cross. Rather Adam and Eve have to stand
before God and go over first . Then God will follow.
The purpose of creation is not fulfilled by God. The planning is all
done by God, but the actual achieving of the purpose of creation is
done by Adam and Eve themselves. How? To live in the right relationship
with God. Living like that is Adam's responsibility. In going over
this peak, is it just Adam and Eve and God? Or do Adam and Eve and God
make their difficult way, pioneering and pulling, and lead all the rest
of mankind beyond the satanic territory by going over that dividing
line? Does everybody have to go or just Adam and Eve? [Everyone.] This
is one reason God had to send the messiah to the earth. He has to go in
front of God and help every one of mankind go beyond that boundary.
After that God can follow. That is the order.
America, England and France became the victors of World War II. They
united based on their Christian background. They became victors but
they did not know which way to go after that. This was the first time
unification had an historic foundation- when England (in the mother's
position), America (in the elder son's position) and France (in the
archangel position) fought for victory. Those three countries made up
one unified nation after the second world war. It was the first time in
history a religious background made up that kind of foundation. What
would have happened if that unified atmosphere united with Father? One
world under God would have been established. Elder sonship would have
been restored, parentship would have been restored and kingship would
have been restored. All these things would have been completed within
seven years time. Today we can only imagine it, but this would have
taken place. The Protestants, Catholics, Christians and
non-Christians, even non-believers would have gone over this peak. If
the Holy See and America became one, in essence the world would have
been united already. If they became one and accepted Father then the
world would already be one, every country not just a few. If that
happened Russia would have ceased to exist as a hostile nation.
Communism would have melted like snow.
In the last several decades Father has shown us the blueprint of how
the free world has to go under God's dispensation. Also he predicted
and he taught that communist theory is wrong and he taught the
alternative. Father already did that.
Father still wants to cross this dividing peak. What Father could
have done easily in seven years, took him seventy years. Since it did
not happen as originally planned after WW II, Father had to indemnify
all of it in order to go up to the top of this mountain and cross over
the peak now. America today has no idea what is in store for them. For
example with the Gulf War. If American leaders had intently listened to
what Reverend Moon said, they could have found a way around that war.
But they didn't know. That alternative would have united Bush and
Gorbachev completely into one. They are minimally united now, but not
like that. Then also the war would not have had to come.
This world is blind; they do not know what to do. How many Americans
are confident they can take care of the aftermath of the Gulf War? The
war ended but from here on they don't know what to do. Now everyone
comes back saying, "Yes, we won. Mansei for Bush!", but it is
not that simple. How do you resolve the consequence of that war?
Father knew this would come to pass, so he prepared already by
educating the Muslim realm. Father told them God's dispensation.
Miraculously, Father worked so hard for them that fortunately they
listened. Father has arranged all things with the Syrian Grand Mufti.
You saw that they came here and went through the forty days training,
learned Father's doctrine for the first time in Muslim history. They
didn't understand all the details of Divine Principle, but they have
one thing clear-they know the Grand Mufti is their father. He is their
father-figure. Now they discovered that here is a new father, and the
new father is somehow greater than their father. That much they
understand. You know how difficult it is to reach out to the Muslims
and try to convert them. They are very rigid and even if they listen to
the theory of some other religion they can be executed. But here the
top of the whole Muslim community came to listen, so no one is in the
position to stop them. No one among them can say, "He is a
This is the same in the Buddhist world. Just before the war last
year there was a religious congress in San Francisco where they decided
they would all follow Reverend Moon. The glad fact that Syria did not
get seriously involved in this war, that Egypt did not, is due to what
Father painstakingly has been carrying out in the past. They have a
reason to be grateful to Father.
That is easy to say, and even easier for you to listen to because
you sit down. Listening is a much too easy way. You should pay. Since
you didn't pay you don't know how valuable it is. So you say,
"Oh, Father I understand. Still Americanism is number one."
Is that number one or number ten? Not even ten, more like 1000 or
100,000. Americans somehow feel America is the best and you can't shake
that idea off. You cannot solve this problem by laughing it off either,
only by shedding your own blood can you come to understand where you
are. This is why Father started chasing American members out of this
country to the world. And everyone who went out to the mission country,
were they glad or not? [Glad.] For the first time it occurred to them,
"Maybe America is wrong." First they understood they have
sinned very much against our Father. For the first time they understood
this. Our members understood two things.
First they understood America sinned against Father very much.
Secondly, even Unification Church members have sinned against our
Father much. Because they always thought, while Father was speaking and
doing things, "Father doesn't know America. America's way is
better than his." They always thought like this, and by doing so
greatly hindered Father's work. Since Father came to America, American
Unification Church members joined IOWC and went to the east, south,
west, and north. We immediately went around to stir up the country
making too much noise and so were persecuted. Everyone asked, "Why
are they making so much noise? Why don't they be quiet?" I know
that. During three and a half years Father had to turn around America.
Father knew that. But Americans asked, "Why don't we just do
things in a gentlemanly way? Why don't we just work quietly, which is
the American way?" But there wasn't time, so Father had to move
quickly during that time, or America would have become an eternal
The peak was here for Father to cross, but that did not happen. Now
Father has to indemnify the whole thing and not go on as an individual.
Rather he has to go over as a family. So Father blessed the thirty six
couples which is three times twelve. And seventy two couples which is
twice the thirty six number. And 120 which represented 120 nations when
Christ comes again. When Father gave the Blessing at that time there
were 124 countries in the United Nations. There were actually 124, the
four additional being included as representatives of those who
committed crimes in the satanic world. Father's desire is to save even
Satan, so representing the worst Satan four more couples were
included. 120 would have been sufficient, but the fact that Father
added four more made a big difference. That number could symbolize
everybody in the world. For this addition Father was incredibly
persecuted, just to add these four to the number. In America they get
married and how many days does it last until they divorce? How many
hours? You laugh because there is truth in it!
Should we bless the one who has a husband or wife? That wife and
husband should lead all their relatives. That means in Korea, that if
this man's wife wants to marry another man, he has to lead the way and
bless them. Do you understand? It's that difficult, that impossibly
difficult. To give the Blessing is not easy for Father. Because Father
wanted to save even these four extra couples he has been blamed and
labeled as a family breaker. In reality Father tries to save even
Satan, but Satan didn't understand and tried to turn it around the
other way and so blamed Father for giving the Blessing.
Here in America Father knew well the basic circumstances of this
country. How many are virgins on either the man's side or woman's side?
If virginity was required, there was no way for the blessing to be
given here. It was never easy-the Blessing that you got. Father has
been persecuted and has borne the cross on his shoulders because of
giving the blessing to unworthy people in an unworthy position. Do you
understand? So if you think you're blessed and that it came easy and
you are privileged, you should not. And you certainly cannot think it
is the same as marrying in the outside world. The average woman has
been living with over thirty men; that is the result of free sex.
Sometimes 1000. Father really feels such people deserve to be hit by
Then Father blessed 430 couples. Here too Father added four to make
434. Father extended that into 4300 which includes all the major family
names. Centered here everything is attached to Korea. No one can
separate from Korea which is the P. That is why Father did that. With
this foundation, an acceptable foundation to God, Father proceeded to
bless m couples which Father extended to the entire world. So the 777
blessed couples are representatives of all the world. 777 is the number
twenty one. That was in 1970. This Blessing embraced more than forty
countries. Centered on that Father gave the blessings for holy grounds
in every country. After that, as we know, there was the 1800 couples
blessing. That is three times six. As we know six represents a satanic
number. 6000 couples included all the nations in the world. Even though
Father did not yet have one country Father has formed one blood
lineage. Like Adam and Eve and their few family members who were alive
at that point, they have multiplied to this point. Father here has the
same base of starting a new lineage and has brought them up both
spiritually and physically and has crossed over this dividing peak.
America has gathered together in number and has united pretty well,
but has never really intermingled. There has never been real unity.
Whereas we, though we may have a small number now, we are one in blood
and one race. By the time it reproduces and expands in years to come
you can only imagine! In the matter of a few years the whole world will
be flooded by our race. This is why Father has planned and is about to
make the Blessings public through the World Cultural Olympics. On this
foundation anybody who wants to join Father and our race can come from
now on. So American young people and Japanese, even Russian young
people want to come and join in. China too.
The boundaries of democracy or communism, are no hindrance; people
will come and join from all other countries. All are coming under one
intermingled blood lineage. When the satanic world looks at these large
numbers of people coming to be involved, how disappointed or desperate
it must be. Satan's country is coming to an end now. There is a big
tree which has a satanic origin. Father uprooted that tree and Father
planted his own new lineage into it, so Satan is desperate and doesn't
know what to do.
Religious Americans may have thought they knew about Reverend Moon,
since he is working on religion, but Father went beyond what they
thought. Many countries, many origins are coming into America and being
united. They thought that was pretty good, but now they are really
flabbergasted to find out that Father is coming down even beyond that
level to mix the blood. They could not imagine that. The word WASP
means they are secluded and isolated, and they even thought that was
God's will. But here they see blacks and all different races and colors
altogether. Not just Western, but everyone is in it. That pure white
blonde is willing to accept anyone. What she is proposing is to become
the elder son's wife. Men, too, want to become the husband of the elder
sister. Just like Abraham was grateful for his blessing, we are
eternally grateful for our blessing and matching because we know that
we will become ancestors of a unified black and white race. Even white
people know that and want to partake in that historical position. This
blonde is ready and willing to cross over even the heaviest burden or
cross of marriage in interracial or international marriage.
How much has God worked in the past to make our blessing possible
and to keep it working? How much has God done? None of us could
possibly know how much it has taken to make it to this dividing peak.
If we did know we would take our marriage much more seriously. Blessed
couples number more than 24,000, and whose tribe is it? Centering on
God, it is God's tribe. There are many tribes in the world, and whose
are they? Satan's. But here we know we are God's tribe. This is the
dividing point we have crossed. Who are you? Are you a member of God's
tribe or Satan's tribe? To be in God's tribe means you are part of a
special race. What kind of race? [Love race.] What kind of love? [True
Love.] The True Love race! Are you the True Love race really? [Yes.]
Just think how difficult it is to attain the contents of True Love.
Father has always got that True Love content every time, everywhere.
But still God couldn't use that. Why? Because He didn't have an
object. Father took that kind of position where even his True Love
couldn't be fully received by God. But from this difficult, miserable
place God's race began. How Satan tried to deny that! It has not been
an easy way. You have to know that.
How much God has been thinking all through history, even on the
cross, how to make True Love flourish in the midst of the fallen world.
All through history He has been persecuted. It is a serious situation.
Do you understand? God is my Father, your Father. So you have to take
the indemnity course, take that reverse course on the individual level,
the family, tribe, nation and world level. God is paying indemnity,
carrying the heaviest burden all through history. By paying indemnity
we are creating a victorious atmosphere which increases the good
atmosphere. Father understood everything going on behind God's
providence. He persevered through persecution and after that has made
the providential perspective clear. Anyone who connects with the
Divine Principle can immediately understand the Fall. Immediately
they can know God's situation. They will see how miserable all history
has been. Also they will understand "God is my Father. More than
me, He was persecuted all through history." Then they can decide,
"At this time I will stand in Father's situation. I will pick up
the rest of God's love cross." Going that way is called the
unification way. Do you understand? You have to know this position
Compare this point with your situation. Realistically you cannot
compare Father's situation to yours. You would have to imagine a
situation ten times, a hundred, even a thousand times more filled with
persecution. You can never compare yourself to God's situation. Father
clearly understood what was going on behind God's providence all
through history, so no matter how impossible the indemnity seemed he
said, "I will take it on. I will march onward and upward." He
took the progressive way, no matter how difficult. And this course is a
one-way course, not two ways!
So have we crossed the dividing peak or not? [Yes.] Who crossed it
first? [True Parents.] Now we have reached a point where no one can
come against Father. This is a course where even you as an individual
and you as a blessed couple or family, as a representative of race or
country, can never change our position back to anything in the world.
Our position is far too precious. The only thing we need to know is how
precious our position is. Ten times 24,000 blessed couples is 240,000.
One hundred times is 2,400,000. One thousand fold is 24,000,000. It
doesn't take that long. Very quickly we will reach to that level. Does
autumn come quickly or slowly? Which is faster, the speed of Fall when
the leaves start falling, or spring, when everything turns green and
starts to grow and becomes tall and mature and then ready for fall and
winter. Which period is faster? [Spring. No, fall.] Who answered
spring? There is always an oddball. Maybe Satan is staying very close
to him. Satan will say, "In there is my foundation." When you
are in a serious examination and you say "No," when you were
supposed to say "Yes," or you answer "Yes" instead
of "No," it sounds like an easy mistake, but what are the
consequences? The difference is like that between heaven and earth.
The world has now become tinted with Reverend Moon's color, hasn't
it? America is dropping its opposition and now it is becoming the
spring of faith. Father gave his new grandsons and grand-daughters this
name, for example Shin Son means goodness and spring. Father feels
"Now the springtime is visiting us again. This is the springtime
of faith." It is the religious spring into which we are now
coming. Father is leading this world into one world, one new spirit.
Does it look like that? [Yes.] In autumn Father harvests the fruits,
but did Father harvest the fruit on the fallen side of the peak or
after crossing over the dividing peak? Did you go over by yourself, or
just by following, so that without knowing you find yourself over the
top? [Just followed.]
Like the Pilgrim Fathers, we preserved our food and then started
planting. They wanted to plant more and more so they could have a
bigger harvest. They were working very hard to plant because they knew
that this would bring more harvest. That is the Pilgrim Fathers'
spirit. They sold everything, cast out everything-nation, family,
cultural background, they cast out everything. You too must forget
everything you own. Only the seed, this one hard seed is our concern.
That is the seed of a new territory. Father gave us a new order didn't
he? Father told us to go back to our homeland. When you go to your
hometown to witness it is a new land. This is the new settlement of
Moonies or the new generation's new age. The Moonie is not really a
proper name for us, what would you call those who belong to this world?
[Worldists.] We need to build a worldist country. Which is bigger the
country or the world? The worldist country has the land in it and man
and the sovereignty in it. The name is simple, it is a country, but it
includes everything. Do you understand? One world under God, one nation
under God-same thing.
So do you want to sell everything and come here over the peak to
find a fertile land and plant as much as you can? Do you want to give
up everything and forget everything of this land here? You're very
light then, you have nothing to worry about. Forget the culture, forget
your future, forget everything, but sow just like the Pilgrim Fathers
so that you will have plenty in the future. If you do that then when
Father says, "Now you come to Korea", you can also drop
everything and come to Korea. There you can buy land with the money you
gained from selling things here. Would you like to buy land in Korea?
Just imagine Korea! Everyone in the world will want to own a piece of
land there, and Korea is not that big a country! How high the price
will be! Like a Pilgrim Father they drop everything, forget everything,
sell everything and they come to settle down in Korea. They will say I
forsook England to come to Korea, I gave up America to come to Korea
and now I have this proud foundation for thousands of years of my
lineage to come. How wonderful that person would be as an early
settler in Korea. Do you want to follow Father to Korea too? [Yes.]
Why? Because we have to cross that dividing peak.
Now if we remain here and get richer here and more influential here
it is closer to hell, whereas we have to go over this peak and arrive
at the other side. No matter how difficult it is, no matter how many
elements come against you, you cannot be stopped by that. You have to
go beyond. If the person drops here [halfway up the mountain] it's not
that difficult, it's not so far to fall. However if you come almost to
the top, which is so much more difficult, and then you drop down, you
will fall down even further. Even here near the top we've got to make
total effort no matter what. When they reach the top and somehow drop
back down, that is the worst hell one can experience. So we have no
choice except to go over to God's domain. We all saw President Nixon's
situation. Nothing happened there and in conclusion he was ousted. You
know what it is like to be ousted. Compare how much more important our
situation is to Nixon's. Where would we be if we were ousted? How
miserable we would be.
Here everything tried to stop Father, no one sympathized or
supported him. Everyone thought it was impossible. America did so,
Christianity, the Muslims, all the religions and all the nations,
communist countries too, opposed Father. But today, what happened? They
are all beaten. No matter how many men they had and how strong they
were they have just been knocked out. Now Father's plan is to educate
the leaders of America and the Soviet Union and not at two different
places, but in a unified class. Still many people do not respond
favorable to Orientals, but what about American leaders today? Father
is saying now you are Unification Church mediocres. Would you follow
them on their tail or would you stand before them and lead the way,
which one? [Lead the way.] With what? You know well! You have the seed,
the new seed. They don't have the seed. You can say, "I have in my
pocket many seeds." They will go out but they have no seed to sow.
If you go you have seed. You cannot take the result effectively in the
future time. If you don't have result, they will spit you out. Don't
say then that you are a Moonie. If someone asks you "Don't you
have some kind of effective seed?" and you say, "No, I liked
only Divine Principle," with that kind of attitude you have no
seed. Jesus told Jerusalem about the fig tree. Someone wanted to take
the fruit but there was no fruit. Jesus told them immediately,
"Get out." Do you understand? What will happen to your
profession for God and the nation's future population? That means
fruit, that means effective, that means result. What is result? The
people of God's nation. Not apples or peaches. You know well. What is
fruit? How can you harvest more? The fruit is the people of God's
nation. Until then God didn't have the nation's people. He didn't have
Father told us to become Tribal Messiahs, right? Tribal Messiah
means we will represent the world messiah. The Tribal Messiah must
contribute to help to save the world. We need manpower, economic power,
knowledge power, sovereignty power. Invest everything there. Invest for
the sake of God, connected to the world dispensation. Father always got
the world foundation. Father's footprints have covered the world. After
that he is making the Tribal Messiah center. This is our mission, do
you understand? In there, there is no persecution. Going downhill after
passing the peak is easy. During ten years to the 21st century, how
many will be over the top-we can only imagine. How many countries have
completed Father's foundation? So Father really has done more than
enough for the sake of this country.
If you have any reason for Father to stay here longer, please
mention it now. [We love you.] Love, love, love, but then we have to be
reminded, we are not the only ones who love Father. In every other
country there are people who love him. Think about it, do you think
white people love Father more than yellow people or black people? So
that is not a good enough reason for Father to stay. Black people are
talking about getting together and making a group, they are saying
"Reverend Moon we want to be connected to you and we want to help
you." Spanish speaking countries and their leaders are saying the
same thing. The South Americans came to be on Father's side when he
went to prison in America. They awarded Father a Ph.D. from a South
American Catholic theological seminary. Father got four honorary Ph.D.
degrees from South America. And you all need at least one Ph.D. degree,
don't you? When every nation practically offered Father to give him
this kind of degree he said no. Father told them, "You will give
me one degree, but you will try to get ten times more than that out of
me. Isn't that what your thinking?" That's business sense, not
heartistic sense. Maybe Father will accept everything that they offer
if the professors and students come and say, "We will become
servants to you." They will bow down to Father and then maybe
Father will accept.
Your eyes look like the eyes of the CIA. They are very inquisitive.
That's the way you look! You may not mean it, but that is how other
people see you. Make it a point to keep a low silhouette and posture
and try to focus on something immediate, not piercing direct at
You too opposed Father, didn't you? Are you great Unification
members? No, bad Unification members. When Father said, "Bear your
own cross and go suffer. Today do this and tomorrow do that," what
did you do? Every time Father comes here he encourages you only to go
and suffer. "Oh, Father just says go suffer again" You said
that didn't you? Did you like Father saying, "Suffer?" Every
time Father comes to the same conclusion: we should receive more
persecution. It's true. The outside world didn't know that, but you
know me well.
The worst persecution comes from those close by. Father constantly
thinks about God, thinking how to take the persecution away from Him.
Now you are supposed to be the inside, the most loved ones of Reverend
Moon, but still you want to go the opposite way. Why? You have the
contents of accusation against God. You want to be embraced and every
time love God. Even in the most serious situation Father never accused
God. He only said, "I will obey you more and follow you." The
only way for you to reach the center is to go the way of persecution.
I was thankful every time. One time Father looked back and was
immediately embraced. He affirmed, "You are my most precious of my
love center. I obey you and I follow you absolutely." Turn back,
look at that time of embrace. How wonderful such a place is.
Now Father is in God's position to you. Do you understand.
Welcoming you everytime and being thankful and proud. No matter how
difficult a situation you have, even if no people welcome you, and you
are miserable, think, "God understands me. I am most miserable,
but God understands me. This is the same as God's situation." So
we can be thankful for this situation. After ten years you can look
back and say "I am the center of love." You can see that your
level at the beginning of those ten years was low and now the level is
high. They cannot be compared. That is heaven on earth. Heaven on earth
means God visiting love center place. Why? That is God's mission. In
there is everything. Money-no problem. Work- no problem. Agony-no
problem. Worries-no problem. Why? Because you are connecting with the
center of God, immediately. With what? True Love. The True Love
attribute has contents that can be inherited. It dwells on every level
everywhere, including God's mind and all creatures' minds. Am I
unhappy? No, the finest happy. Do you think so, do you like that? Until
now you work and act as if you don't like that kind of thing, but the
result is good. Do you like that? [Yes Father.] The, "Yes Father,
yes, Father," sounds pretty good, but do you take action? American
people want to sleep more. Clean up everything. Plant good seeds in the
deepest place you can prepare, then cover them. Why? When you plant
real seeds you cover them with dirty smelling fertilizer so immediately
they can grow up like bamboo. Bamboo grows almost instantly.
Compare this to Father-Father has good seeds in the bottom side.
Father is covered with dirty smelly things because he understood that
in the future you would need good fertilizer. Eve doesn't have seed,
just Adam. But live seeds are planted in there. Is fertilizer a good
thing even if it is dirty? [Good.] You know very well it is good. You
American women are much too smart!
Now live seeds can be put inside and they will grow immediately
higher than Mt. Everest's peak. Look down the opposite side, you can
see a green field there and you can move to that side. Now you are to
planting new seeds, that is your responsibility. The Unification Church
has been surrounded by fertilizer with many dirty things all around us,
and we could grow because of that. Now we are budding and
bursting-ready to plant. Now we don't have to worry about so many
things. Don't worry about whether it will rain or not, don't worry
whether you will die or not because you are prepared for that already.
Don't worry if there is a war here or a war there. Father is now going
to Brazil and Argentina and other countries representing the Summit
Conferences. Twenty nine countries in fact will all come to Father and
say, "Why don't you visit our countries? Why do you only go to
Argentina and Brazil?" They will say that. Father will answer,
"If you really insist, then I can send somebody in my
Who should Father choose to go? Should Father send someone who was
not suffering while Father was suffering? No, that person is slimy like
an eel, but that kind of person will say "Yes, let me go ahead of
you." That kind of person never became an example of Unification
Church, so if he is sent as an emissary he will not be welcomed. But
when an exemplary member who always enthusiastically obeyed Father and
always dedicated himself whether he would live or die, day or night,
living like crazy, if Father sent that kind of person as an emissary
then they all will bow down just the same as they would bow down to
Father. What kind of category do we want to be in?
That's what Father is wondering. If Father has one missionary who
suffered so much, maybe he didn't accomplish anything, but he suffered
because he was persecuted so much that he got sick, even maimed, he
became lame and he cannot even move because he suffered and got hurt so
much, then Father would pick him and send him as a representative.
Looking at him and knowing how he became lame, all the country will bow
down to him. Even though you may refuse they would build a statue for
that person over the whole country.
If Father goes to spirit world do you think that country would build
a statue to Father? Every village where Father has been will have one.
Now a representative of a state has said that their state wants to
build a statue of Father. Father just scolded them stiffly because if
you build a statue of a live person, it means he has to go to spirit
world more quickly. Someone in Korea made a beautiful monument there.
Father asked them why, saying he wasn't ready to go to the spirit world
yet. They cannot help but do something in praise of Father while he is
alive. So what can you do? Instead of that, we must build a strong and
beautiful statue of Father in our own bosom, one which no-one can steal
away. Make it better and more beautiful every day.
Looking at this we have gone over the dividing peak of
dispensational history. It is truly an amazing gift which Father has
given to us in saying go back to your hometown and become the Tribal
Messiah. When the Israelites went into Canaan, there was not even a
house. They had to pitch a tent. There was nothing to eat, so they
stole some of the unrefined grain. Still they were happier than during
the best times they had in Egypt where their future was never certain.
Now they're in heaven, the beginning of heaven. All they had to do was
create it. When Father came to America he had that thinking in mind.
Just like Father came with that mind and loved America with no regret,
if you love America the same way as Father, this country will
definitely revive. It will never die. Father loves America so much and
God does so much. Why? Because God set this country as the center of
the world and put so much effort and blessing into this country. In two
hundred years of history, America has received many prominent guests,
but none like Father. He incomparably the greatest. That is the kind of
guest Father is. Father came to this country to give and we have
received so much from Father. Father never spent even a dollar of
America's money for himself. Father never consumed a meal of America's
food without paying a price. The air doesn't belong to America and the
water doesn't belong to America. If America doesn't do well and behave
correctly the air and water will flow away.
No matter what anyone says to Father there is nothing he can be
ashamed of or afraid of. Now remaining in Father's thinking is how to
close down Las Vegas and Atlantic City and Hollywood and the Mafia
world. To deal with them you actually need physical power. Father is
always thinking and studying. During Nixon's time Father asked to be
entrusted with the drug war. The CIA, FBI, State Department and Defense
Department said, "No."
We have to turn around their thinking. They couldn't accomplish
anything, but we can. We have to change the taste of American young
people. We have to change their habits. They need healthy habits
instead of habits which lead to decay. Now they have a free sex habit,
drug habit and drinking habit. They try everything to excite themselves
but all they find is zero. What America needs is more exciting
stimulation, something stronger than drugs and alcohol. Something which
would satisfy them and never disappoint them. What is it? The True Love
habit. All you have to do is just get a hold of a part of it and hold
tightly and you will feel the whole world become yours. You will feel
all the world will come to belong to you. If I get a hold of that
something and I can't move it alone, someone will come and help me. So
I am excited, I am stimulated all the time. That kind of something is
what we need to get a hold of. Father will forgive you so therefore
raise your hand, who drank after they came into the Unification Church?
You were seeking something, so you drank. Do you think that was
something nice you've done or something you shouldn't have done?
[Shouldn't have done.] Why? It makes you feel good. You can smoke and
do whatever you want to do that helps make you happy. Why do we say we
shouldn't do that? Because those are the very weapons of Satan. By
giving into them, drawing from that and making it a habit, they are the
very weapons to kill your own mother and father and brother and
sister. Like a spy's weapon, that kind of thing destroys your most
beloved family. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are those kinds of weapons.
How can we understand God's plan and heart? Free sex is Satan's real
secret weapon. Through free sex Satan can bring the end of all nations
and all humanity. We inherited dirty blood lineage from our ancestors.
How can we relax? Those who took a glass or two of alcohol or even
tobacco, are you going to continue that or never even think about that?
When you are going up there to the peak do you think you can have a
half a pack of cigarettes or a small bottle of wine in your pocket? You
need every ounce of energy. Even our ordinary clothing, if it is not
holy salted and consecrated, we will not put it on, so how can we carry
tobacco or alcohol? Would it become a hindrance at the peak or not?
With that kind of mentality you cannot even reach here.
Your eyes are also very formidable. Be careful about what you look
at. The eye literally means "I". What takes us down is our
eyes. What we see can lead us to the wrong place and position. Your
ears also, what you hear is very important. Sometimes what you hear
will influence you to an incredible degree. [Father draws on the board
explaining the significance of the Korean characters for eye and ear.]
Our ears represent all four corners of the world, so you have to listen
correctly. How about your eyes? Your eyes and ears are like cousins;
they are very close relatives. They are about the same height. Does
anyone have ears below their eyes? The character meaning saint
incorporates the characters for ear, mouth and king. He is the king of
ear and mouth. Eyes are already included in the ears. Do we have any
saints and sages in America?
American people like jokes. Do you think saints and sages like to
joke? Does joking bear a fruit? The purpose of a joke is to abolish all
traditions and it is used as a harbinger, to make better grounds for
attacking someone else. With smiling and laughing a man may say,
"Oh you are much more beautiful than my wife, let me touch
you." That is a joke and this man uses it to check if this woman
will fall for it or not. Jokes are used as a bridge to make a personal
attack against someone else. It is a disguised weapon connected with
Satan. Contrasted to that, silence is far more saintly than joking. If
there is a virtue in joking, that virtue is right here in silence. You
don't have to use a joke. To contact all the universe and express the
confidence that you can do that, this is what silence means. Do you
understand? A joke is destructive in any sense of the word. Jokers are
much too talkative. You don't have to say anything and in that silence
there can be more eloquence. You know Oriental women are small and
they don't speak. In the beginning you think they are dumb. But later
on you realize they're not. You don't know what they're thinking, from
morning to evening they're just listening. The next day they continue,
next day same. For one week they follow the same theory. No words, but
through that they can completely surround you. That's their clear
inclination. Orientals don't talk so much. As a result Japan won over
America before America even knew it. All they did was take pictures and
they never spoke! And then Americans complain and say, "That's not
fair" and blame the Japanese, but no, it's free competition. Why
were you deceived, why did you conduct yourselves in such a way that
you were deceived? The one who is deceived is just as responsible as
the one who deceives.
Isn't it true that the world still does not understand Father?
Forget about the world, even we do not yet understand Father's fullest
value. These Ph.D.'s still don't know a lot of things about Father and
that is why they are still here. If they knew all that Father was going
to do they would pack up and go away. That means we have to understand
and be submissive to Father. From the beginning we didn't understand
Father or truly follow him. Gradually we have begun to understand. A
saint is what? Eyes king, ear king, mouth king. That kind of man is a
saint. They can represent law and truth. Can any politician theorize
about what Father has done here on earth, and discard it? [No.] Can any
scholar? [No.] Can any kind of money or power can erase that kind of
purpose? [No.] As an individual, Father has done something which a
country was supposed to do but couldn't. Father has liberated God
Himself, made God free. How can God not follow Father and how can the
world have any choice but to follow Father? The only way is to follow
Father, both for God and the world.
Father is now bringing together American and Russian politicians.
Did you know that? Father brought in many Russian statesmen. Soon the
Russian students in the Russian universities will conduct Divine
Principle lectures inviting students from Harvard and Yale in the
United States. They will deliver the Divine Principle to them from
Moscow University with a Russian teacher! How about that? Completely
amazing. We take losing face as a serious thing. If that happens
America will really lose face. Gorbachev himself didn't know who
Reverend Moon was, he just heard what was being said about Father. In
his own way he found out what Father was all about and he was
surprised. Mr. Gorbachev sends his staff like KGB personnel and
political aides. Among the group of seventy that came to East Garden
the other day was the Soviet Secretary of Justice, a forty-one year old
man. They came and they applauded and when they return to Mr. Gorbachev
and give a report do you think they will say, "Oh that was
nothing"? Or will they say, "You should listen directly
yourself to what Reverend Moon is saying"? Which way would they
report? Gorbachev knows that something is going on here. He
[Father speaks to one brother] When did you come from Russia? [Eight
days ago. With a group of Soviet students from Moscow State
University.] It's about time you are going back, isn't it? [Today] Why
did you come here today? [To listen to Reverend Moon.] Reverend Moon is
the very one who crumbled communism. It would have come down anyway,
but Father made it happen more quickly.
Has Father gone over the dividing peak between this dispensational
history, or is Father still going over it? [He went over.] We know
holy water don't we? In Korean the words sung su and soon" su are
articulated almost the same. Sung su means victory water and soon"
su is holy water. So holy water and victory water are almost
synonymous. Victory over what? In what sense did you become a victor?
We eradicated the satanic blood and lineage. We are part of a new blood
and a new lineage. We became a victor in that sense. Even pure bred
dogs are highly valued. A pure bred horse is also very valuable. If
even animals are like that, what about man? Those in the Unification
Church are pure bred or mixed breed? Which is the more pure blood
lineage, a white married with another white or white married to a
black? [White and black.] Father heard only a few whites here, which is
best? [White and black. Whatever Father matches.] That's a sneaky way
of answering. In each matching which bears the heavier cross? White to
white or white to black? Definitely white and black bears much more of
a burden. If white is heaven and black is hell, white has to go down to
hell and black has to come up to heaven. So far who lived the more
comfortable and affluent life? [White.] Has white been in the elder
son's position or the second son's position? [Elder son's.] All of the
white people answer very clearly. [Elder son's.] Correct. Who exploited
whom? The whites have polluted. How do you feel, white American women?
Are American women closer to heaven or hell? [Hell.] Sound is good or
not? Bad isn't it? So you have to repent. The word is really formidable
isn't it? And the words Father is speaking are not Reverend Moon's own
words. Father will take seriously the intermarriage of white and black
now and in the future too. Heartistically they are opposite and their
task is to unite. How difficult their task is! We have to appreciate
that couple. We need a school, we need a house, we need property to
provide an atmosphere that can make it a little easier. We have to help
them do this. If both black and white have a house we have to sell the
white person's house to make it work.
Three hours have passed already. Now we understand. Once you cross
this dividing peak, if you cross rather easily, then you want to cross
it back! Don't ever do that. [Pointing to the fallen side.] But you can
drink here. You can twist. You can have free sex. You can do anything
in this free atmosphere. No one will be against you, you will be
welcomed anytime, day or night in all four seasons. [No!] Father wants
a free attitude here so he can do anything he wants. [No!] No matter
how strong you cannot escape that attitude. This climb is a most
severe, hard situation. It is hell. I know well. It is so hard to march
in one direction but you must take only one way. Do you understand?
Never complain. There will be many obstacles, but take one step at a
time. If you take that way you will not be defeated. You are a winner.
Just go one step at a time.
When I went to Danbury many people fell back behind me. One step,
two steps going ahead and third step over. Three steps always over. You
know well the truth so this is no problem for you. You cannot go back.
If one time you go back you will experience how serious the situation
is. You will be surrounded with agony. There is no way to go down. This
is not a two way path. Only one direction can be taken. You must march
forward. We must decide in our minds that from now on we will march in
only one direction and one way like Father has instructed us. Those
who have made up their minds and pledge themselves "Father I will
go that one way!" raise your hands. Now we also know clearly
Let us pray.