REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
REALM OF RESURRECTION
April 11, 1993
Translator - Sang Kil Han
Those who are here at East Garden for the first time, raise your
hands. The topic of my sermon this morning is True Parents and the
Realm of Resurrection. As we know, today is the second Sunday of
April - Easter Sunday - which is celebrated all around the world to
commemorate the day of the resurrection of Jesus. April is also the
month in which all the things of nature are reviving because it is
Because of the fall of the first human ancestors, all parents and
all things pertaining to them are as if they did not exist. It is as if
they died. They lost their lives. To make them live again, to resurrect
them, is much more difficult than starting the creation all over
again. Re-creating is that difficult. It is nearly impossible. Those
who have been given birth already must go back to their mother's womb
and be born again, literally. This is extremely, extremely difficult.
The realm of resurrection is not just one entity, but it involves the
whole environment as well as the people living there.
It is not just individuals who are dead and need to go back to their
mother's womb to be born again as living being. The whole family, the
country, and all things in the world must do this, too. The realm of
resurrection includes all things in the world.
The Christian world has not understood the meaning or the scope of
the resurrection up to this time. The Christian world did not
understand what the realm of resurrection was. Jesus said to Nicodemus
that unless one goes back into his mother's womb and is born again, he
can never enter the kingdom of heaven, but no one understood. Nicodemus
certainly did not understand what it takes to be born again, nor did he
understand the full meaning of resurrection.
From whom does the realm of resurrection begin? Who begins it? It is
the individual. Is that an individual man or woman? The truth is that
it must begin from a woman. Heartistically, or where the realm of heart
is concerned, it is Eve. It is woman who initiates. Women begin
heartistically at the servant of servants' position, and then progress
to servant, adopted daughter, and so on, going through all eight
different stages of indemnity. This is where the resurrection begins.
She must also progress along the horizontal axis, beginning as an
individual, then on to the family, clan, society, nation, and so on,
through the eight stages, too. This is all included.
It is woman, it is Eve who must be recovered. The meaning of the Old
Testament, certainly, was to wait for the Messiah to come. Before that,
Cain and Abel had to become united and prepare the mother, or the
bride, for the groom to come. But they did not know how. In the time of
the Old Testament, the country was in the Cain position. The country of
Israel came to exist first. The Jewish religion, which was the Abel
representative, then followed. This Cain and Abel relationship could
have restored the elder sonship. Then they could have prepared their
mother for the coming of the groom. This was the meaning of the Old
For the mother to come, there had to be the foundation of united
children. After restoring elder sonship, parentship would have been
restored. When those three elements were unified-Cain, Abel, and their
mother-the bridegroom could come. This is the concept behind the coming
of the Messiah. This family would have been restored on the basis of
the nation. The nation will have been restored, but in that nation,
this family must be intact. In the Old Testament, these aims were not
fulfilled, as we well know. They were extended into Christianity and
continue until today. The meaning of Christianity is to restore the
bride of Christ, the mother. Restoring the bride is the true meaning of
Though we are working to restore the whole world level now, because
history never realized the restoration of the family, the purpose is
still to restore that family. This time Cain and Abel are the left wing
and right wing factions of the world instead of the individual Cain and
Abel. We know we are now on the world level and no longer on the
national level, as in the Old Testament. The question is how to connect
the realm of spirit world into that of the physical world. The realm of
the spirit world is represented by Christianity. How to connect that to
the Abel-type world is an extremely difficult task. Today's
Christianity does not even think about that.
The Allied forces of World War II were led by England, America and
France. They were in the mother's and children's position. On the Axis
side, there were Japan, Germany and Italy in a similar pattern. They
fought and one side won. That began the last period of preparation for
the bridegroom. The period after World War II was indeed the first
time in history when the world was in a position to come into complete
unity with a world-level religion-Christianity-at the center.
What was the Israel-like country in the time of that world level
dispensation in the free world? Do you see a comparison? The religion
in the Old Testament era was the Jewish religion, but now the main
religion on the worldwide level is Christianity. Do you see the
comparison? Its mission is to make preparation for the mother
position. Upon that foundation, they can welcome the bridegroom. Do
you understand that formula? The family base was lost in the Garden of
Eden-Cain and Abel and their mother. They chased out the ideal
husband. It is the same formula for the family base, the nation base,
and the world base. Cain and Abel are united, and upon that, they make
preparation for their mother. Afterwards, the Messiah can come. The
formula is the same, no matter what level you are on.
If the family base is lost, how can resurrection take place? That is
the Messiah's responsibility. The unity of Cain and Abel and
preparation for the mother position must be done on earth. Based on
that, the Messiah can descend. Adam's dwelling place is heaven, not
earth. On earth, everything was lost. The Messiah must descend from
heaven after preparation has been made on earth by the other three
This is a formula throughout the dispensation. The mind is in the
Abel position, the body is Cain. Both are fighting. The flesh body
always occupies the mind. The body wants to claim the whole world. How
can we overcome the power of the flesh body? It is the same as any
conflict between individuals, within a couple, a family that is
fighting, a tribe that is fighting, a nation that is fighting, or all
the world fighting. Heaven and earth are fighting. How can those
conflicts be changed into unification? First of all, the Abel mind has
to occupy the body. It has the same meaning as Abel subjugating Cain.
How can we make it unified? Upon that unity, the individual level can
be restored. This formula applies to every level, including the family,
and husband and wife. Who is in the Abel position in the couple? It is
the husband, not the wife. Woman is like the flesh, while man is like
the bone. Bone and flesh combine to make a human being. Unless the
couple can unify, they cannot work on God's side.
Who is the center of that unified family base? American women say,
"Oh, the woman is the center!" But, no, the man is the
center, just as the bone is the center of the flesh. Man is strong like
the bone, woman is soft like the flesh. In the fallen world, the family
base cannot unify. This is the problem. How can we make a complete
foundation in the couple's world? Who becomes the center of the family
and tribe? The unified family is the center of the tribe. We are
resurrecting the family-based Abel position. Surrounding that family,
the relatives are in the Cain position. Do you understand? The two must
unify, but who makes that unity happen? It is Abel, who must invest
everything. That is God's way. God invests and forgets, over and over
again, in order to connect every level. By the same token, Abel's
family must invest and invest over and over, making relationships with
the clan. Based upon that effort, the tribe can progress and go up.
Otherwise, it cannot.
There are many national and tribal bases in the Cain position. The
religious world is on the mind's side, the Abel side. All through
history, religions have been fighting Satan's side. Political power
persecuted the religious world every time, but God worked with the Abel
side throughout history. By digesting, they went up, expanding God's
territory. At last, for the first time in history, the Christian world
became independent. That was the purpose behind World War II. After
World War II, the free world represented the Israelites in the Cain
position and the Christian world represented Judaism in the Abel
position. The Christian world had to connect with the free world. If
they had connected and unified, they would have created the bride's
mission. The religious purpose of the Christian world is to create the
bride's position. Do you understand? They need to welcome the
bridegroom, the Messiah. The Christian world and the free world must be
combined into one. Upon that unity, freedom and happiness can come
about. Without unification, no hope, happiness or ideal purpose is
possible. Only upon unification can we get to that ideal world. Do you
understand? Cain and Abel connect into one, and upon that base, the
mother can come.
Both sides, Cain and Abel lost the mother. The Christian world on
the Abel side and the free world on the Cain side should have combined
into one centering on the mother.
England is the mother's country. Why? It is an island nation. It is
always expecting, yearning for the mainland. That is like the woman's
position. England was the mother who gave birth to America. History is
like that. America was the Abel son. France was in Cain's position. In
the past they were enemies, fighting. Those three must combine. Eve,
Abel, and Cain must combine.
On Satan's side, Japan was in the mother's position. She is an
island nation, too. Germany was the satanic Abel, strong and powerful.
They had a dictatorship with absolute power. They said, "We don't
need God!" They wanted to break up God's original ideal,
especially trying to destroy the Jewish people, those with whom God had
His original covenant. You know that, right? Over six million Jewish
people were killed by that satanic power. After World War II, the
former enemy nations were given independence. God could gain control
everywhere. At that time, the Christian world and the free world should
have connected into one. They should have been expecting the coming of
Who is the Messiah? When the Messiah comes, he doesn't have a
nation. He doesn't have the family. The Messiah doesn't have a world.
Satan always occupied these things. They must be taken back and be
reborn in the correct way. The only way is through engrafting.
Otherwise they cannot be brought back to the original tree. The
Messiah's family appears and all the families of all humankind have to
be engrafted to them. Do you understand?
After that grafting process has been achieved, a different lineage
will spring forth, separate from Satan's root. The wild olive tree and
the true olive tree have a different root. For the first time, the
world level will be resurrected. Think about how complicated that
process is. On the individual level, resurrection is difficult and
complicated. But even beyond that, it must continue up to family
resurrection, tribal, national and world resurrection. Then the cosmos
will be resurrected, and finally True Parents and God will resurrect.
These different levels all form the realm of resurrection.
Who undertakes this work of resurrection? It is Adam who does this
work. Upon the perfection of Adam, all dreams and ideals will have
been fulfilled. Beginning with this perfected Adam, the resurrection
of the individual, family, and so forth, begin. They chase Satan out
entirely. Once Satan no longer has any connection with this world, then
an entirely new world of God will appear. It will only belong to God.
We see each other every day, just as we look at our own face in the
mirror each morning. Everything exists within the pair system. We
always have an absolute standard for our features. What is the standard
of perfection for our eyes? What is the perfect eye? It is the eye with
20/20 vision. Anything other than that is deviated from perfection.
The nose, too, must work perfectly and in harmony. When that nose is
perfected, then it is on God's side. It is Abel's nose. But when it
doesn't, when the nostrils are clogged and have lots of problems, then
it is not on God's side. The same rule applies to your mouth. You need
to have the perfectly shaped, rounded mouth. Ears, as well, have their
standard of perfect hearing and shape.
What is it that makes the Unification Church so different and so
wonderful? It is because we understand that everything in creation
exists within the pair system. Whenever we see something, we can think
of that rule. When we exhale, we know we must also inhale. The wind
blows from a dense area to sparse area. Unless two come into perfect
unity, perfection cannot come to be.
Who is he, who is she? He is a man, she is a woman. What is the
difference between a man and a woman? They are basically the same,
except for one great difference. The eyes are the same, the nose, all
the functions are the same, except for the sexual organs. That is where
the difference lies. Do you digest food with your sexual organs? Do
you see or hear through your sexual organ? What is the purpose and
function of your sexual organ? It is for the purpose of uniting
perfectly with your counterpart, your spouse. There is no way for any
man and woman to come into unification without those sexual organs. Why
are women born? It is not for themselves but for the sake of men. We
are born for the sake of our partner. This is such a simple truth, but
it is very real. It is simple, real truth.
The woman's role exists for the sake of others. Sometimes a woman
will assert, "I am only born for the sake of myself." But
that is the concept Satan has planted in fallen women. How can we take
that out? Satan is the one who has so successfully planted
self-centered thinking in the minds of the women of this world. No
matter how famous a woman might be, she was born for the sake of a man,
not for herself. Is that true? The same is true of every man. You were
born for the sake of your partner, not for yourself. American women
don't know that. Think about it. That is very true. It is true in the
morning time, noon time, evening time; overseas or here. Throughout
your whole life, this is true. You have to follow that original truth.
This is the purpose for which you were born.
After you understand this truth, you can relate with everything,
just as it says in the Bible: "You shall know the truth and the
truth shall make you free." Only by knowing the truth can you be
liberated. This is the formula which works for everyone in every
situation. The right hand is in what position? Abel's position. What
about the left hand? Cain's position. The left hand has to follow the
right hand, isn't that true? This is true every time. You cannot take
the opposite way. Left must follow right, not the other way around.
Every existence is within the pair system. Both men and women are
necessary, aren't they? How much do you need your counterpart?
Absolutely. You absolutely need your spouse. Now we have a clear answer
for homosexuals and lesbians. We can explain the fallacy of their
thinking. To revive and resurrect America is really very simple: one
must listen to Reverend Moon and put these words into practice. Within
only one week, America could be resurrected. Satan is most afraid of
that, so he has always been preventing Reverend Moon from reaching the
American people. If that happened, America would return to God, and
Satan would be destroyed. But Reverend Moon has been opposed on the
individual level as well as the family, nation and world levels. Now,
however, after I have been successful in penetrating all these levels
of opposition, people are beginning to understand: "It takes
Reverend Moon to recover the world."
Father has proclaimed that people must follow the True Parents and
that all people must become part of the Completed Testament era in
order to live. Perfected Adam and perfected Eve can proclaim to the
world, "Nothing can pull us away, not money, power, prestige or
knowledge. You try it. You can never bring us in the wrong
direction." Then comes the real era of resurrection. Completed
Adam and completed Eve have everything. The true owners of all things,
including all money, power and knowledge, are the perfected Adam and
Eve. After the fall, man's original value was lost. Therefore, people
have sought after money, which is Satan's concept, Satan's ideal.
Likewise, we see the self-centered pursuit of power and knowledge. This
is part of Satan's thinking. Once man and woman are restored to their
original value, and regain their original understanding of God, they
will have everything. Once you understand God's truthful world, then
99.9 percent of all your past knowledge is of lesser importance. This
is a very important concept.
We must always be reminded of this Cain and Abel concept. When
someone asks you, "What is the essence of human history and the
history of restoration?" you can give a very simple answer. Cain
and Abel are supposed to become united, find the bride, and wait for
the bridegroom. That would be it. That means Cain and Abel should
become one, find the mother, and together the family would find the
father. The eternal ideal family will have been achieved. Always think
about restoring elder sonship, which is the first step. Secondly, we
must restore the parental position. Originally, Adam and Eve were
literally, not symbolically, the king and queen. The woman, Eve,
represented the whole realm of the earth, while the realm of heaven is
represented by Adam. For them to become completely together in True
Love would be the completion of the ideal. And this would create their
After kingship comes the royal family. Kingship is vertical and it
is eternal. It does not change its position or move around. The elder
son inherits his vertical standing point for eternity. The point of
kingship is only one dot. There can be only one horizontal line through
that dot, which creates an exact ninety degree angle. There is only one
central point of union between the vertical and horizontal realms. That
is absolute. Only one, not two. Absolutely one.
Every other position surrounding the royal family is in the Cain
position. Otherwise, there can be no ideal. That formula has the same
meaning. The same is true in spirit world. God is the eternal center of
spirit world. That cannot change. The center root cannot be changed.
Vertically, there is only one. Everybody can look up at that vertical
line and say, "I resemble that vertical way." Why? Everybody
wants to parallel that absolute being and stand on the same point. You
feel that way, too: "I want to go that way." The vertical God
is here, your Parent. This is the formula. Do you understand? Thus man
absolutely needs woman. Woman absolutely needs man. Absolute love means
only one partner, not two. Absolute love can take an absolute partner.
It never changes anywhere. Changing the standard point is the way of
Satan. Once you change it, you are cast out. We must understand this
formula. The world is horizontal. The human world is the horizontal
world, but we see the vertical. This horizontal world must find the
vertical. Forever, absolutely, you cannot change. The center is always
The center of human beings is True Love. God's center is also True
Love. High and low, up and down, East and West has the same meaning.
The center is True Love. The universe is made up of that construction.
Vertical and horizontal combine and there the ideal appears.
True Parents and the Resurrected World was announced and proclaimed
yesterday in Korea and Japan and it needs to be proclaimed to the whole
world. Please read this script. We have to proclaim this truth to the
whole world. We have to teach them, but whether or not they listen is
up to them. We must fulfill our responsibility to teach them. This is
our responsibility as parents. Father has built all the highways
necessary for the individual to be restored and resurrected, as well as
the family and the nation and the whole world. This includes liberation
of God and True Parents. If we do all this, God and True Parents will
be liberated. Father has made all that foundation. This is called the
realm of resurrection. Let us listen now to Tyler as he reads that
proclamation. This has been a secret, the secret of God until now.
(Tyler Hendricks reads from the speech. Then Father continues:) If
the world had believed in and followed Reverend Moon after World War
II, the world would have changed, but they could not believe. I have
been explaining the reasons for these things. What did the world do?
They opposed him, they denounced him, they even put him into prison. No
one actually is qualified to oppose Reverend Moon. Even the KGB and Kim
Il Sung from the farthest left side have come to realize this truth.
How can those on the side of God not understand?
After listening to this, you will understand about True Parents and
the realm of resurrection. Of course, today is Easter Sunday and some
of you need to be fundraising, but that is a small purpose compared to
what we must understand this morning. Please understand that May 13,
Father will begin his twelve city tour. Mother will undertake the same
tour at the same time, around the country and around the world, on
behalf of the Women's Federation for World Peace. Father intends to
disseminate this message to the entire population of the world, all
five billion people. Now it is truly our mission that we read, almost
to the extent of memorizing all these messages by heart. Without even
looking at it, we should be able to repeat the whole message. Become
thoroughly familiar with this message and begin to pray for this end,
because this truly is the culmination of the dispensation. When you go
out fundraising, witnessing, or even when you are sleeping, if you are
thinking of this end, Father feels your life will be a good one.
Naturally, the whole world will erupt in controversy, similar to
when you poke a beehive. All the philosophers will try to understand,
they will talk about this. Likewise, theologians and religious people
will try to understand the basic concept which Father is introducing
about the True Family and the Completed Testament Era and all these
basic things which are contained within Father's message. They will
talk about that. When they do that, it will naturally come to us. The
whole world will be so stirred up. At that time, we will have to be
able to educate everyone. We have prepared in Washington, D.C., a
facility by which we can broadcast this message through satellite
network to the whole world. This will stimulate discussion even more.
We should be able to answer any questions which arise.
There has been only a handful of followers in the Unification Church
for so many years, so Father feels that when you become thoroughly
familiar with this message, you will be able to answer about eighty
percent of all the questions you are asked. You have the key.
Therefore, you have to read and reread this message thoroughly so you
can cope with any questions from any scholar. Those who feel,
"Father, yes, I am confident to do this," raise your hand.
God bless you. (Applause.)