REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
TRUE PARENTS' BIRTHDAY
February 13, 1997
World Mission Center
Translator Peter Kim
By sharing these rice cakes with True Parents this morning, we have
to make sure that our minds and bodies become one. Also between husband
and wife there should be absolute unity. Between families, nations and
the world, absolute unity should be obtained before sharing this
precious food with True Parents. As Blessed couples we offer Pledge
service with our families. After the Pledge service we are supposed to
share holy food among our family members.
Originally, Adam and Eve, without the Fall, were supposed to share
this kind of food with their family members, centered upon God. But due
to the Fall this did not take place. Therefore, as Unification Church
Blessed couples, we are the ones who are doing the will of God which
was originally the responsibility of Adam and Eve's family.
Pass on the tradition of Pledge
service and sharing the holy food
Through offering the Pledge service every Sunday morning and sharing
the holy food, we have to learn how to become united among our family
members. Then upon this foundation we have to expand this unity to the
level of the tribe, nation and world. It is our mission to spread this
kind of tradition to the entire world. As Unification Church Blessed
couples we are supposed to be longing for each Sunday morning to
arrive. Because that is the day that we can worship God and offer our
Pledge to God and share this holy food. By doing so we can expand our
territory and expand our tradition, centered upon God, to the whole
world. This Sunday Pledge service when we bow to God was originated by
True Parents. Every Sunday we offer this Pledge service together with
True Parents, whether we are with them physically or not. How precious
As parents we have to make certain that we bequeath our tradition to
our children and to their generation. Through the Sunday morning Pledge
service we have to demonstrate to our children how much we respect our
True Parents. Through this our children will learn how to worship and
treasure True Parents so that the tradition can be handed down and
inherited generation after generation. It should be our most earnest
desire to keep this tradition in our family, worshipping together and
offering Pledge service every Sunday morning with our family, centered
upon True Parents. This is a most precious tradition.
No matter what our circumstances or where we might be in our daily
lives, we should always remain faithful to maintaining this kind of
tradition centered upon True Parents. Even if we are unable to
physically do the Sunday Pledge service because we are up in an
airplane or something, we should remember that particular moment and
spiritually set that kind of tradition.
On each major holiday we gather and celebrate these holy days in
almost exactly the same way. Many of you fly thousands of miles in
order to attend this ceremony. What is the significance? That is the
question. We have to understand that when we go our separate ways and
return to our missions, usually our minds and bodies are divided,
people are divided, there is conflict throughout the world. However,
whenever this kind of major holy day comes, we know that we have to
cleanse ourselves internally and externally. Then we attend this
ceremony and we build our unity and harmony horizontally as well as
vertically with True Parents, centered upon God. That is the
Rebuilding the original world
It is miraculous that through paying appropriate indemnity, we are
the ones who are now in the position to build this relationship with
True Parents centering on God. And through this, to restore the entire
world, from the family, tribal, to world levels. But when God
originally created Adam and Eve they were the ones who were meant to
build the ideal family, nation and world. But because they failed, we
are now in the position to pay indemnity. We have the privilege of
being with True Parents to build the original world in the place of
Adam and Eve. It is your greatest honor to attend these Unification
Church major holy days as the representatives of your tribes and
nations at this kind of ceremony.
We stand in the position to prepare ourselves for months, sometimes
one whole year, through taking cold showers and other conditions in
order to cleanse ourselves to be able to attend this kind of ceremony.
By doing so we should be able to bequeath this kind of tradition to our
It is also important for us that we should prepare our offering. Not
just overnight. Rather we should take months in order to prepare our
offering. Even if it means skipping meals and not buying good clothes.
Whatever we sacrifice in our lives we can save money out of that and
prepare our offering. Then that offering will be used to develop our
In the Old Testament the laws and commandments were incredibly
strict. The next stage was that of the New Testament and now we live
in the age of the Completed Testament. True Parents have completely
liberated us from these many restrictions and laws. Therefore, our
Blessed couples are in the position of offerings. True Love is our
motto. True Love is the way that we reach the Kingdom of Heaven. True
Love is the way, means and purpose of our lives. Once we are centered
upon True Love then all things belonging to us become holy things. When
a mother gives birth to a child, she never feels dirty when she has to
touch her baby's waste. We should have that kind of heart and love
towards the entire world. That is truth.
During the Old Testament era they usually shed the blood of an
offering and then burned the offering. In the New Testament era,
through offering ourselves as children, we were waiting for the True
Parents. Now that True Parents are here, we should be able to offer
everything through True Parents as a holy offering. Then True Parents
will offer these holy offerings to God. That is how all created beings
will be liberated. That is the order.
We must understand that the Lord of the Second Advent was supposed
to come in glory. He was supposed to be received by every human being
with praise. However, in reality, the Lord of the Second Advent has
been receiving an incredible amount of persecution and mistreatment at
the hands of this world. This is the greatest tragedy of humankind.
Those nations which mistreated
True Parents will be ashamed
The countries responsible for persecuting True Parents, and in
particular those countries who imprisoned True Parents, will be
remembered as shameful nations in human history. Particularly the
countries of North and South Korea, Japan and America. These countries
are the worst places from God's viewpoint. These countries are all now
experiencing difficulties. The family breakdown is rampant in this
nation of America, for example. Particularly in America and Japan the
problems of youth are now uncontrollable. It is equivalent to the time
of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden once they fell.
True Parents came to this world in order to restore true sons and
daughters, a true family for God. But instead of welcoming True Parents
the central nations persecuted True Parents. These are the countries
that must repent. True Parents' central mission is to establish God's
true sons and daughters and true family on the Earth. However, these
three major providential nations have only persecuted True Parents. Now
is the time when the Unification Church will be lifted up and these
nations will decline into a miserable situation. The families in the
nations of Korea, Japan and America are problematic now. We could say
that Korea is the worst country. Japan and America are also terrible.
Here in America we find so much organized crime; Chinese Mafia, Korean
True Father is not an ordinary individual. Rather, True Father is
connected to the thousands and thousands of years of human history. The
culminating point of the whole history of humankind is True Father.
Originally, the Christian culture represented the bride culture which
was supposed to create the family culture. Therefore, you have to
understand how precious is the position of Blessed couples. They
represent the entire universe. That is why Satan has been desperately
trying to eliminate True Father. It is amazing that we could have a
special ceremony entitled The Safe Settlement of the Family
Federation for World Peace and Declaration of Liberation of Indemnity
on November 1, 1996 in Uruguay. By True Parents' declaration at
this ceremony last November, Satan's efforts to destroy all Blessed
couples from True Parents downward, has now been eliminated.
True Parents' mission is
at the worldwide level
One major difference between Jesus and the Lord of the Second Advent
is that Jesus came to establish the national level sovereignty, but
True Parents represent the entire world. Therefore, Blessed children
are in the position of national messiahs. When they are at the national
level Satan can still find reasons to criticize and attack them. But
once the Lord of the Second Advent is at the worldwide level Satan
cannot do any harm to them. That is why our Blessed children are still
vulnerable to Satan's attack, as they stand at the national level only.
Because of the vulnerability of this Blessed children's level, True
Father can still be indirectly attacked. But not directly.
Jesus was supposed to have established his family which could have
supported him and assisted him to become the national level messiah.
Then eventually he could have conquered Rome which represented the
entire world. However, this did not happen. Because of this failure
Satan put Jesus on the cross and killed him. Now, at the time of the
Second Advent, True Parents have laid a strong enough foundation which
Satan cannot destroy. Also True Parents have accomplished each level of
their responsibility. This is why True Parents now stand at the
worldwide level. Also True Parents have brought unity among the chosen
nations of Korea, Japan, America and Germany. That is why Satan is
unable to attack True Father directly. Even if Father does not have
this family level foundation, Satan still cannot destroy Father.
Because Father is now standing at the worldwide level. Father has the
national level already. Under God's direction Father has established
Father restored the lost foundation
of eight stages in forty years
We have to remember that Father is the one who has been going
through these eight different stages for the past forty years
single-handedly. Without Father's accomplishment in this regard,
nothing could have been done. Satan cannot occupy Father's position.
The forty years' history of the Unification Church centering upon True
Father, has been the course of being hit first and then claiming
ownership. This has been Father's strategy. By doing so Father has been
carrying all the Blessed couples along with him. The Blessed couples'
families have been cut off from the Satanic root and engrafted into
True Parents and are following this heavenly way. The blessing ceremony
is the engrafting ceremony. It began with 3 couples, then 36 couples,
72 couples, 430 couples, 777 couples, 1800 couples, 6000 couples, 6500
couples, 30,000 couples and 360,000 couples. These different stages of
blessing history were created by True Father.
The restoration of Elder Sonship,
Parentship and Kingship
The Old Testament and New Testament history represented the entire
spectrum of the restoration of Elder Sonship. Upon that foundation we
can begin the restoration of Parentship. After Father won the victory
over communism, then True Parents and the Completed Testament Era was
declared by True Parents. Through the demise of communism, True Father
harmonized the democratic world and the communist world. In fact, after
the demise of communism and the destruction of democracy all that will
remain will be the True Family and True Children system, centered upon
True Parents. That is what is happening now.
No nation in the world is able to solve the family problems that are
now rampant worldwide because Adam's family's corruption is now being
seen in the youth and family problems of today's world. The only way to
solve this is for individuals, families, tribes, nations and the world
to have their center in True Parents. This can occur through Blessings.
The establishment of true families is the answer.
Through declaring the Family Federation for World Peace last year, a
new transitional time period began. The conclusion is that True Parents
are the only ones who can solve the family problems worldwide. These
are now the Last Days.
We inherit True Parents' foundation
through tribal messiahship
This is like the time when the Israelites were supposed to come out
of slavery in Egypt. No matter how difficult their situation might have
been, it was their responsibility to inform their tribal members to
leave the country at the same time. That kind of responsibility is upon
our shoulders right now. We have to make sure that our tribal members
receive this truth. This is the time when we have to make sure that
all of our tribal members participate in this year's Blessing. Even if
they don't want to come, it is still your responsibility to convince
them to come to the Blessing. Because once they participate in the
Blessing their attitude will be completely changed.
Satan has been shedding the blood of God's children for thousands of
years in order to prevent the establishment of the true family. But we
live in the Age of True Parents. This is a golden opportunity for us.
We don't need to shed our blood. We just have to do our absolute best
to bring our tribal members into this Blessing. If we cannot accomplish
this we will regret it. No matter how difficult it may be, you have to
make this substantial foundation. This is the mission of Blessed
couples. Especially American families. The American families are more
We must cleanse ourselves for months
before coming to this holy ceremony
Even before coming to a holy ceremony such as this, some of you may
wander around the night before and go and drink in a bar. Then you
casually decide that you have some money and so therefore you can offer
something when you come here. With that kind of miserable attitude you
are certainly not worthy to come here. Is there even one of you here
who has prepared yourself for months and even years, cleansing yourself
from head to foot in order to be prepared to attend this holy ceremony?
God has been preparing Himself for millions of years to have this kind
of holy day. Can we lower God's holy standard? No, we absolutely
When doing our mission we cannot take a break when God does not take
a break. Can we claim vacations when we are missionaries for God? We
don't have our sovereignty yet. All families are still under satanic
control. Therefore, no matter how difficult it may be, you have to
liberate your family and nation. No Blessed family has that
unchangeable, unique, eternal site yet. You know this to be true.
Therefore, how can you build the Kingdom of Heaven? Without the
establishment of the true family site, the nation has no foundation.
This is clear. None of you are able to deny this. We need absolute
families and absolute nation for God. No Blessed couples have this
absolute individual, family and tribal base yet.
Our lives should elevate
God and True Parents
You cannot attend this kind of holy ceremony with the same attitude
that you have when going to a drinking bar, or on vacation. Your
attitude in attending this kind of ceremony should be more serious than
if you were going to see your dying parents and children. Father is now
clearly warning you all on this his 77th birthday. We have to realize
how hypocritical our life of faith has been. When a mission is given to
us we carry that mission upon our shoulders. We have to ask ourselves
if we have been successful enough to push that mission even higher so
that we can carry True Parents and God to an even higher position
instead of being crushed by the weight of our mission. If we cannot
become such people then we will eventually become extinct.
Do we all have holy salt? (Yes) The world where we have to use holy
salt is not the Kingdom of God. We have to create the world where we
don't need holy salt. Such a world has not yet appeared. At the time of
the holy matrimony of True Parents, actually True Parents could have
excluded the entire world except for themselves, because the rest of
the world was so stained and dirty. Apart from True Parents there was
no one else who was qualified to exist. However, True Parents could not
do that. The rest of humanity had a different lineage. Through
celebrating the major holy days and holy ceremonies we are still trying
to turn ourselves towards the heavenly lineage of God.
We really have to seriously and clearly understand the significance
of the holy days: True Parents Day, True Parents Birthday, Day of All
Things, Children's Day and God's Day and all other major holy days.
Father has been so serious in order to be able to announce these major
holy days throughout these years. We have to live up to the expectation
and standard of True Parents. However, when we look at ourselves we are
in fact like garbage. True Parents cannot become like us. True Parents
have the responsibility to reindemnify and restore the foundation that
Adam and Eve destroyed by their fall. Father has been walking the path
of restoration and indemnity these many years with confidence and
showing his smile. That is why Satan could not attack Father.
Father's life course has been one
of blood, sweat and tears
Father has been teaching us with the body of parents, shoes of the
servant, with sweat for Earth, blood for Heaven and tears for
humankind. That has been Father's life course. By doing so Father has
set the example of how to become sons and daughters of filial piety,
patriots, saints and holy sons and daughters of God, centered upon True
Love. Without True Love nothing can be connected. Even though we know
that this formula has existed, can we claim that we have really paid
indemnity on the individual, family, tribal and national levels?
God gave the commandment to Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Now True Parents are giving
this warning to you the children. Once a person has absolute faith,
absolute love, and absolute obedience how can anyone dare to eat the
fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? We have to understand
that when God first gave the commandment to Adam and Eve He didn't give
this commandment without practicing that standard Himself. God already
applied this standard when He created the entire world and Adam and
Eve. Upon that foundation He gave that standard to Adam and Eve so that
they could become the love partner to God.
Father gave the Declaration of Absolute Faith, Absolute Love and
Absolute Obedience in Brazil a few years ago. By so doing, Father
initiated the second generation forty-years course era. Through this,
God and Father want to make sure that through offering absolute faith,
love and obedience, we build the original family and world which Adam
and Eve lost because of their fall in the Garden of Eden. That is the
key. Just as God gave the commandment to Adam and Eve in the Garden of
Eden, in this Completed Testament era True Father is giving us warning
to have absolute faith, love and obedience to God and True Parents.
Without being equipped with this absolute standard of life we cannot
enter the Kingdom of God.
Blessed husbands are in the position
of restored Adam, not Archangel
Blessed husbands are in the position of restored Adam not
Archangel. Since we are in the position of restored Adam and True
Parents are in the position of God, when this kind of warning comes
from True Father then no matter how difficult it may be for you to
follow this direction, we absolutely must do it. As restored Adam, you
must continue to restore your relatives and tribal members. There are
two different types: the Cain and Abel type or the Archangel and Satan
type. Your mission is to unite them. That kind of significant mission
is upon your shoulders. We don't need the 3.6 million couples Blessing.
Centering upon the restored Adam's family we should be able to restore
two Archangel families to make our environment there. Then the satanic
world would disappear. The satanic world is always opposing and
attacking to prevent this coming about.
Those in the spiritual world can now
receive the marriage Blessing
From 1992 Father could finally bless 30,000 couples and by doing so
now on the worldwide level this vertical journey started at the growth
stage. The 360,000 Couples Blessing represented the growth stage. This
year the 3.6 million couples will represent the worldwide level
perfection stage vertical course. By doing so Heaven and Earth will be
connected. Because of this condition all 360 degrees to this entire
world is now open. There is no blocking. There is a vertical
connection between Heaven and Earth and so people in the spiritual
world can receive this Blessing also. Because of this condition, at
the time of the 3.6 million couples Blessing, Father will allow Heung
Jin Nim to exercise Blessing in the spiritual world. This means that
all those people who have not entered the Kingdom of God can now
receive Blessing in the spiritual world. Then they can stand behind
Heung Jin Nim and can eventually enter the Kingdom of God. That is the
course of restoration through indemnity.
The family unit is required to
enter the Kingdom of God
Originally, Adam was supposed to be on top and the Archangel at the
bottom, but because of the Fall of Man the order became reversed. Now
True Parents have made it right side up. That is why we are the ones
who have to be absolutely united with True Parents with the standard of
absolute faith, love and obedience. That is the only way that we can be
connected to True Parents and God. Also it is the only way that we can
eventually enter the Kingdom of God, by following True Parents. It
requires a family unit to get into the Kingdom. Centering on God,
morning, noon and night, loving God, talking to God, 24 hours a day.
There is no other way except to follow True Parents with absolute
obedience. This is my conclusion this morning. We must understand
True Father is now 77 years old. No one knows how hectic and busy
Father's schedule was last year. Each time Father gave a heavy mission
to leaders they were struggling in their minds. However, they
constantly followed Father and now after everything is done they
realize that this is the way it should have happened. Father has not
found one son among us who is just like Father, a son who would say,
"Give me more responsibility. I will do even more than what you
ask me to do." None of you have really understood the course of
indemnity because none has paid the proper indemnity in order to do the
mission. That is why we have no other choice but to stand behind Father
and hold onto the string which originates from Father. Some of us are
1,000 miles apart from Father but are still hanging onto this rope.
Those who come after you
may surpass you
There are ardent Christians who do not know Divine Principle yet,
but once they clearly understand True Father's teaching how eager and
enthusiastic they will be to come and follow and work with True
Parents. You stand in the position to lead those people and even be
ahead of them, but you are not worthy because you have not done this
yourselves. Therefore, if you continue to trail behind like this,
eventually the order will be reversed.
On this significant 77th birthday of True Father you are being given
this warning. This is the turning point, the transitional period when
we have to make sure that we give absolutely everything to God and True
Parents, following them with the standard of absolute faith, absolute
love and absolute obedience. Even if it requires us to sell our homes
and everything that we have and sacrifice our families and entire
tribes to do so, we have to make sure that we are with True Father, no
matter what. We have to be determined and have conviction that we will
hang onto True Father throughout our whole lives.
Those who clearly realize that they have received the Blessing,
raise your hands. What kind of Blessing do you belong to? True
Blessing, mediocre Blessing or the worst Blessing? (Truly absolute
Blessing) (Laughter) It is easy to say absolute, but then why do you
laugh? It is not a laughing issue at all. By hearing True Father's
words this morning can you imagine how serious True Father's life has
been? It is not a children's game. Father has been building the
railroad tracks and the railroad cars in order to carry all of humanity
and the entire dispensation. This has been an extremely difficult life
Father has lived.
We do not truly understand indemnity. Therefore we need True Father
and we have to hang onto him. The second generation is not an exception
to this. The second generation children in Korea who choose to go to
other universities rather than to Father's Sun Moon University will be
separated from the second generation who follow Father's direction to
study at the Sun Moon University. Even if you graduate from Harvard or
Yale universities Father doesn't care. Some of True Children study and
graduate from Harvard, but Father directs them to go attend the
Unification Theological Seminary eventually. The goal of True Children
going to these Ivy League schools is so they can understand the satanic
world first. Then by doing so lay the foundation in the physical world,
then go to the Unification Theological Seminary and study.
The time is coming when True Parents
will not give the Blessing directly
The Blessing will no longer be given by True Parents after the 3.6
million couples Blessing. The time is coming when True Parents will not
bless anyone anymore. Then your children will surely complain to you
because they will want to receive the Blessing from True Parents
Let us make sure that we are absolutely united with True Father. The
course of indemnity is not a random formula, but rather it is extremely
scientific and tight. In Father's family he was the second son. When
Father was born the entire tribe of Father was incredibly attacked. All
manner of accidents took place. The invisible Satan appeared and
exercised physical power in order to destroy Father's family at the
time of his birth. The elder brother of Father suddenly became crazy,
Father's elder sister also suddenly became crazy. In the year that
Father was born, five out of 13 family members died. There is no
exception to the law of indemnity.
In Father's children's generation the second son died by accident.
Also Heung Jin Nim died by accident. Within the church membership,
former President Eu died in the hospital. He was the second son of the
three disciples. If not, the first son would just be naturally grabbed
by Satan. By the same principle Ye Jin Nim and Hyo Jin Nim are on the
same hook right now. We are responsible to restore that.
Satan still continues to cling to the three nations of Japan,
America and Germany because Father gave them a chance to be restored.
Through this Satan is continually attacking Father. We have to overcome
this hurdle. All three major nations are suffering with the breakdown
of families and the problem of youth.
Gays and lesbians will realize
that they need families
The Mafia tried to destroy Father but they have not succeeded. All
those gays and lesbians will eventually realize that they need families
also. They will probably be at the end of the line following Father in
the future. God cannot subjugate this world situation right now, and
Satan doesn't have that right either. But True Parents alone have the
authority and right to deal with this world's problems right now. In
the original Garden of Eden Satan's evil seeds were sown. Now in the
last days we have to cut them off, root them out and burn them in order
to cleanse this situation. We are now harvesting evil fruits as a
result of the evil that was first sown in the Garden of Eden. Now we
have to engraft them onto the good tree so that good fruits can be
We have to keep our Sunday morning Pledge tradition. This is so very
important and we must not forget that. Father has seen some second
generation children who don't know about Sunday morning Pledge service
at all. Never even heard about it. How can we say that they are from
Blessed couples? True Parents have been keeping this tradition for 40,
50, 60 years. As Blessed couples who received the Blessing from True
Parents, can we comfortably sleep on Sunday morning while True Parents
and other couples are doing Pledge service? Such lazy couples deserve
punishment. Just think about how many thousands of years God has been
waiting to celebrate this True Parents Day. The words "True
Parents" are not simple words. If we research we will find it
contains thousands of years of history of sweat and tears of God. The
goal of creation for God was finding True Parents.
Do you consider True Parents as important as your relatives? (More
important) Our life has been just for ourselves thus far. In order for
us to be able to attend a holy ceremony such as this, we should do at
least one day fasting a month and save that money and bring it as an
offering. If this kind of offering money is collected Father will never
spend it personally. That kind of offering would represent ourselves.
By offering this small amount of money we are offering our entire body
and mind. That kind of prayerful preparation is necessary.
We should prepare ourselves for an entire year by fasting and
setting all manner of conditions and then finally when this holy day
ceremony comes, we offer ourselves with a prayerful bow. Our daily life
is so low that we cannot even reach any level at all. But because of
these seven major holy days we have the privilege to bring ourselves up
to the heavenly standard. These seven major holy days represent seven
different bridges that can bring us closer to the heavenly standard,
rather than on our mundane level.
We can judge ourselves as we follow these seven major holy days.
Then we will see if Father is just about two steps above us or if we
are 10,000 steps below Father. It is all up to ourselves. We have to
sacrifice ourselves in order to come up closer to Father.
It is fearful to come before God and
True Parents unprepared
Since the Kingdom is here with us, we have to be able to find our
own course. This is a time of fear. But for those who have prepared
themselves this is a time of peace and joy. Father is now sending all
the national messiahs out to their mission countries even if it means
separating from their wives and families. Some of the national messiahs
are appealing to Father with the excuse that their country does not
grant them a visa, so can they be taken off the list of national
Even though the entire world is opposing Father he never compromises
himself. Rather he continually marches forward. Yet, some of the
national messiahs want to give up because their small country opposes
their entry! There are many different ways to get around these
obstacles. For example, during Jacob's 21 year course, he came up with
all kinds of strategies in order to please his uncle and accumulate his
wealth. Then eventually he won the victory. By the same token, the
national messiahs can find the way if they are truly desperate,
directly or indirectly. National messiahs should have better strategy
than Satan has.
Please understand that this kind of ceremony is a fearful place. If
you are not properly prepared you will suffer. Your ancestors will come
and attack you if you are not really qualified. Many who held
critically important missions within the Unification Church died of
cancer. Father's heart is going out even to such people in order to
cure their disease. In order to do so, Father himself experimented
with the mugwort "moksa" treatment. Father realized that this
treatment is effective. Now he is endorsing this method for the entire
world through the national messiahs. On God's Day in Brazil Father
explained this method of treatment and made a gift to each national
messiah of all the equipment in order to offer the mugwort moksa
treatment in their nations.
Imagine that there may not be any more holy day celebrations with
True Parents, but rather Father gives this right over to you so that
you can hold this holy day ceremony with your own tribe. In order for
you to prepare yourselves for that kind of time period, Father is
giving you this kind of teaching this morning. You have to understand
clearly. It is a serious issue and Father is telling you the truth this
morning. Father is now driving the entire universe, spiritual and
physical worlds, in one direction. Based upon the worldwide family
scale, Father is going to give Blessing.
In order to achieve the goal of 3.6 million couples Blessing, each
nation has been allocated a certain number of couples. Each nation must
fulfill its responsibility in this regard. Probably the most advanced,
rich nation will become the last in terms of fulfilling this
responsibility. If this becomes the trend then those people who live
within those countries will have to shed so much more sweat in order to
achieve the goal.
Father is working to restore Kingship
From now on Father has to depart from us at the individual, family,
tribal, national and worldwide level and go on in his own course to
establish the restoration of Kingship successfully. The King cannot
meet just anyone. That time is coming. Even leaders will not be able
to see Father freely in the future unless they make an appointment and
that appointment is granted. Father left Korean Christianity and he is
now working on worldwide level Protestantism and Catholicism. Father no
longer is dealing with the Korean national level Christianity. But
rather Father deals with them at the worldwide level, South America
representing Catholicism and North America representing Protestantism.
Father can no longer concern himself with the family or nation, because
Father has now completed all the necessary conditions.
Even if Father were to hide, the world
would come looking for him to lead them
Now is the time that even if Father were to hide himself in a deep
mountain, sooner or later the worldwide Christianity will come and find
him and beg him to lead the unification of Protestantism and
Catholicism. The time is here that even if the entire North and South
Korean governments turn their back on Father, the entire population in
the Korean peninsula, 70 million people, will eventually come and beg
Father to lead the unification of the Korean peninsula. In terms of the
conflict between the eastern and the western cultures, people will have
to eventually come to Reverend Moon in order to solve this problem.
Then from tomorrow on Father can take it easy and rest. Even if Father
stops helping the South American church and other projects, eventually
the world will be restored by Father. Don't you think it is time for
Father to rest?
All the nations have national messiah teams, plus Blessed couples
are there. Father has bequeathed all that he has to those nations and
members in the world. That means even without Father, God's Will can be
accomplished in this world. If Father stops working physically here,
then the entire spiritual world will come down and work directly with
us. Because once Father's physical involvement ends, it means the
entire spiritual world has to come down and replace that work. That
kind of era is coming now. Our ancestors in the spiritual world are in
the position to support restored Adam's family based upon the Blessing
from Heung Jin Nim. Then they will come down and eventually have to
support us in the position of restored Adam in this physical world.
Therefore, if we are not strictly following the truth, our ancestors
will come and chastise us.
Throughout the entire world, how many of those who are above
elementary school level have not yet heard about Reverend Moon at all?
What do you think the percentage is? Above middle school age we can say
that virtually everyone has heard about Reverend Moon in the whole
world. While they do not understand the Divine Principle they are at
the end of the line. But as soon as they understand Divine Principle
they will become the first.
If Father had never exercised his right of giving the Blessing from
the beginning then the amount of opposition from the world would
certainly have been less. Because of the Blessing many thousands of
parents became angry that their children were matched and married by
Reverend Moon. That is how the opposition began. The interracial
marriages that we have conducted caused a lot of opposition as well.
Father knew that no Korean or Japanese parents would agree with him on
this issue. But Father did it anyway.
The future leaders of the world will be the
mixed race offspring of Blessed couples
When the time comes for Korea and Japan to be united as one nation,
from which lineage do you suppose the leader will emerge? From this
kind of interracial marriage lineage, the new national leader will
appear. That is the formula actually. For example, when the time comes
that Great Britain and France become one nation then one leader will
have to be selected. Instead of selecting a strictly British or French
leader, the new leader will more likely emerge out of this new mixed
lineage. The same principle can be applied to the merging of any
Father knew from the beginning of the Blessing history that in order
to prepare the future world, even though there would be an incredible
amount of persecution, he had to do so. Otherwise, there would be no
way for Father to make preparation for the future. Here in America
there are thousands of interracial couples who married outside of the
Unification Church. But these couples are not actually maintaining a
high standard of life. Eventually however when they recognize the value
and standard of the Unification Family international, interracial
couples, they will bow down and follow our couples. That will be the
trend. In other words, these two extremes will meet and whatever was in
between will naturally merge together.
We can now go out and declare to those international, interracial
couples who do not have confidence in maintaining their married life,
to come and join the Unification Family and your lives will be
guaranteed. We can launch the campaign of receiving these
international, interracial married couples into the Unification Family.
That time is now coming.
You are responsible to restore those living an
immoral life and give them God's Blessing
If you have a younger brother or sister who is living an immoral
life, what is your responsibility? You have to do your absolute best to
restore them back again. This is truly the time of blessing and grace
from God. Even if you have brothers and sisters who have lived the
most terrible kind of life, in this precious era, if they learn the
Divine Principle they can participate in this Blessing and be forgiven.
Do you understand that this 3.6 million couples Blessing has the
meaning of the liberation of the families of the world? (Applause)
If we have 3.6 million couples blessed, don't you think that all
kinds and types of people will make up that number? Robbers, swindlers
and all kinds? A real mixed bag. If we have to deal with the individual
crimes of each of these 3.6 million couples it would take tens of
millions of years to cleanse them. But because of this particular time
of grace and blessing, with one prayer from Father everyone will be
cleansed. True Love power is the most formidable power on Earth!
Once this True Love power is activated, even the strongest and worst
of satanic love will be eliminated. The church leaders who officiated
at the preparatory blessing services throughout the world have reported
that no matter how unprepared people may be, all of them have changed
greatly after the Blessing. Some of the wives of these couples have
admonished their husbands after the Blessing saying, "True Father
is my true elder brother now. If you dare to fool around again I will
report you to my True Father." This is truly the time of women's
liberation. (Applause) This is the way that you women can create ideal
Husbands must allow their wives
to follow God's will
As a woman, what position do you desire to obtain? Father's elder
sister, younger sister, or grandmother? (Laughter) Which one of these
positions would you feel most comfortable in with True Father? (Younger
sister) How about your husbands? (Younger brother's position)
Archangel's position. You husbands must understand that no matter what
direction Father gives to your wives you have to be happy. Because they
are now in the position of True Father's younger sisters. When you
unite completely, then and only then will your wives return to you and
take the position of your wives. In the Garden of Eden Eve was in the
position of Adam's wife. But that wife was taken away. In the time of
restoration, even if your wife has a mission which separates you, you
cannot complain. The Archangel cannot have a partner. We have to
understand this clearly. Therefore, women from all over the world are
being mobilized. The women are on Father's side. They are like True
Mother's younger sisters.
Do you think that Father created this particular theory in order to
please you or is this the theory of providential restoration? It is the
formula. What is your preference, particularly you Western women. Do
you want to follow your husbands, listen to your children, or be united
with True Father? (United with True Father) But look at Father, his
hair is a different color and his face is different. Are you still
willing to follow him? (Yes) The Japanese movement has mobilized 22,200
Blessed wives, even though they have to leave their husbands and
children. Their direction is to follow Father.
Would you Western wives do this? (Yes) Can you Western brothers
accept this challenge? (Yes) Will you still be united with True Father
even if your wife has to leave you? (Yes) Satan has done all kinds of
tricks on this Earth throughout history. The restoration through
indemnity is a serious matter. We have to have that kind of attitude.
The time is here where we need the kind of condition where we don't
need men, women and children. That kind of condition is needed. The
satanic world is claiming not to need husband, wife and children. But
the heavenly side needs everyone.
The time is coming when God
will restore the whole world at once
If there is a woman who has practiced free sex for many years prior
to joining the Unification Church, but after joining the church she is
matched to a virgin man and they become a couple, do you think that
when they go through the Blessing that God will punish them? What do
No matter how dirty and terrible an environment that Satan has
created up until this point, when the time comes for God to restore the
entire world at once, Satan even contributed to that purpose in a way,
because the entire world will be restored at once. No matter what
situation they may find themselves in.
We often hear from Father the meaning of the concave and convex
relationship. When Father explains this to us do you think that God is
pleased by Father's explanation of the male and female sexual organs or
would God be upset? (God would be happy.)
Try your absolute best to
become pure 24 karat gold
Another way of interpreting Blessing is gold plating our sexual
organs with 18 karat gold. Ordinary people cannot discern whether it is
pure gold or not. Do you understand? Because there is no 24 karat gold
sexual organ. What about the Lord of the Second Advent's sexual organ?
Do you think it is a pure 24 karat gold sexual organ or a 23.999 karat
gold? Just by looking, all qualities of gold appear the same until they
are thoroughly tested and examined. Isn't that true? (Yes)
People go with all kinds of fake gold. It is okay even if it isn't
24 karat gold. Many Western people don't care about the quality of the
gold in terms of their spouse. Even a gold plated sexual organ is fine
for them. They don't pay attention. This is the difference between
Eastern and Western people.
Amateurs cannot discern just by looking if it is 18 karat gold or 24
karat gold. Of course God is not going to stamp you as pure 24 karat
gold or 18 karat gold. Only True Parents have the right to place a
stamp on whether you are pure 18 or 24 karat gold. Then you can be
taken as pure gold and enter into the Kingdom. However, there is a
catch; even if in quality you are not 24 karat gold, at least the color
should be the same. (Laughter) That means that your family must
resemble True Father's life.
You must try your absolute best to become true pure 24 karat gold
for the sake of your entire family and descendants. Eventually they
should become 24 karat gold as well. This is the life of the Blessed
couples. If some couples are only 14 or 18 karat gold you will go in
the furnace again and become 24 karat gold. Make sure that you give the
right and proper education to your children for the future of your
The suffering to harmonize an interracial
couple will purify the descendants
If you have five children and you are willing to offer them for
international, interracial marriage, then your descendants will be
purified in a much shorter time period, because they will have to go
through much more heartache and suffering than ordinary couples.
Perhaps you have five sons and your five daughters-in-law all come from
enemy countries to one another. In order to harmonize and live together
in one family is not easy. There is much suffering to go through.
Once you digest these five different nationalities and win the
victory with them it means you have conquered five nations. When Father
deals with the Unification membership he is dealing with the five
different races of the world without any discrimination. Father deals
with you all on an equal basis. That is why Father can fly from one
corner of the world to another at will any time. There are no
boundaries for Father. That is what is known as the Kingdom of God.
We should be crystal clear
in our conscience
On this my 77th birthday I give you this clear explanation this
morning. Before celebrating this holy ceremony Father sheds many
tears, feeling like the sinner of sinners. This is Father's serious
preparation. If you are not properly prepared for this particular
ceremony you will be attacked by Satan in some way. Because the law of
indemnity still exists and it applies to Father's life as well as our
lives. When we turn 360 degrees we should not have even a speck of
guilty conscience. We should be crystal clear in our conscience.
Who else in this world does the kind of work that we are doing? Out
of the 33 nations in Central and South America can any head of state or
religious leader have that vision? Father is the only one who went that
far with that kind of sacrifice. Therefore God bestowed blessings upon
Father. With this blessing from God Father could lay a strong enough
foundation in South America within one year, equivalent to the
foundation laid in America in the last twenty years.
All humankind will have to unite
with the Absolute Subject of Love
When Father conducted the providence in America he began from the
bottom up. However, in South America Father began the providence from
top to bottom. It was easier. Out of the 480 million people in South
America, none of them can compete with Father in terms of offering the
sacrificial life, love and heart for the sake of the entire South
America. Eventually all South American people will become united with
Father because of this True Love. Father stands in the absolute subject
position in heart so eventually all creatures, all humankind will
automatically have to unite with the Absolute Subject of Love. Those
who work harder and offer more will become the central persons in God's
When the national messiahs go to their assigned nations they need to
go down to the bottom levels and serve. If they refuse to do so and
just try and maintain their position, they will fail.
Only those who serve at the grassroots levels together with the
local people and pour their hearts and love into their nations will
become successful. They will become like fertilizer for those nations
and they will become victorious.
Focus on restoring 160 families
In conclusion, Father is asking, what is this year's motto?
"Love True Parents and Be Proud of True Parents." The fact
that we established a family means we have sown a seed for the nation.
The individual doesn't matter so much anymore; what matters is the
family unit. Father has been harvesting the family level seeds from all
different races and continents all these years. But for us, we don't
even have to go out to the world. We only have to focus on our own
tribes and neighbors and harvest these 160 families.
Your mission is only the territory of your relatives. How much
easier it is for you compared to True Father's course. You have
absolutely no excuse. Those who have the confidence to fulfill your
mission of accomplishing 3.6 Couples Blessing this year, show your
hands. (Applause) Father is instructing all of us to make our absolute
commitment to accomplish the 3.6 million Couples Blessing this
Be willing to take the
high and difficult road
Suppose there are two individuals: One accomplishes his or her
mission by fasting everyday, eating just one meal and pushing him or
herself in the difficult path. The other individual accomplishes his or
her mission by taking it easy and living the life he wants. When God
looks at them, to whom do you suppose God would give His sympathy? (The
first one.) You all like the easy life but Father likes hard work.
Therefore you have to take a good attitude from now on and take the
high and difficult road in order to accomplish your mission. The easy
life-style is no good. You have given your pledge to Father this
morning that you will fulfill your responsibility of accomplishing 3.6
million Couples Blessing this year. Therefore Father will take it easy
and relax because he trusts you.
After we achieve this goal this year, then even if Father passes
into the spiritual world, Father's will has been done. Once Father
steps back from this providence and rests himself somewhere in the
world, many of you will come and beg him to push you. But Father won't
do it anymore once that time comes. Once this Blessing foundation is
made, your own physical parents will have to do the work. If the
children work harder than the parents, that lineage has hope. Do you
think that the second generation children should work harder than the
first generation parents or less hard? (Harder)
This teaching we have received this morning is the gift from True
Father on the occasion of this 77th birthday to all of us. The speech
which will be given from 9 a.m. to our general membership is the very
speech which Father gave on January 2 of this year in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. In this speech, Father goes into a deep explanation of the
heart of restoration and what our attitude should be. Those of you who
need breakfast raise your hands. Only the persons who showed their
hands should go take breakfast; the rest of you should go directly to
the Grand Ballroom. (Thank you Father. Applause)