Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE MEANING AND VALUE OF THE BLESSING
THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF REBIRTH
1. THE REASON THE MESSIAH IS NECESSARY
We need the Messiah because we need to receive salvation. Then, what
is the necessary and fundamental starting point for salvation? It is
the point of contact with God's love. However, the fundamental reality
is that humankind is a collective entity with Satan's substantial
body. It has nothing to do with God and in fact is in direct
opposition to God's love. This must be indemnified.
Indemnity means the elimination of the original sin. In the process of
eliminating original sin, the principal issue is the blood lineage.
Fallen people by themselves absolutely cannot solve the matter of the
stained blood. That is why we need the Messiah.
Jesus came to earth and fulfilled his mission as the spiritual father.
He spiritually warded off Satan. A husband symbolizes heaven,
therefore he goes to heaven; a wife is the symbol of earth. Therefore,
she must fight with Satan and if she doesn't like her husband, she
cannot stand in the position of his bride. Satan fornicated with man
and woman in the Garden of Eden. We must gain victory by indemnifying
this, then start again. Centering on the Holy Spirit, you must
overcome Satan's invisible limitations and be free. Jesus and the Holy
Spirit's force of love has the capacity to bring rebirth. After
receiving the rebirthing life force, you must fight Satan and win.
Unless you live your entire life like this, you cannot go to heaven.
Christians on earth say that they will be free from original sin when
Jesus comes again, but what does it mean to be liberated from original
sin? It is the restoration of heart, the end of Satan's accusation,
and separation from his blood lineage. This is the accomplishment that
will remain until the end.
To have a different blood lineage means to have a different .
Therefore, fallen man, born with stained blood, cannot indemnify sin
without the original True Parents. Do you understand? That is why
until today, centering on religion, history desired one person who is
not fallen and who is qualified to be the first ancestor of humankind.
What is the nature of the Messiah fallen man needs? Fallen people do
not need a Messiah in the fallen parents' position. The Messiah should
be as unfallen Adam and Eve, one with God's will, receiving God's love
and God's blessing in the position of True Parents, and able to give
rebirth to all people. Otherwise, men and women cannot move to a
position which has nothing to do with sin.
Who is the Messiah? The Messiah is the True Parent. Then why do you
need the True Parent? Because you must engraft to True Parent's love.
That is why, unless the Messiah, the True Parent, appears, fallen
people cannot be free from original sin and then go from this sinless,
liberated position to the completion stage to receive the Blessing.
Adam could not become the True Parent, but rather established the
coming of very sinful parents. The Messiah's doctrine, Christ's
doctrine, teaches how to engraft history in front of God by the
process of restoration through indemnity. This is necessary because of
We must overcome self-centered attachment to our satanic parents and
make the final victory centering on true love. Only through God
sending the Messiah can we surrender the satanic lineage.
If there is one who does the work of removing the satanic lineage from
the generations of humankind, that one is the Messiah. Unless the True
Parents appear, humankind cannot be one with God and cannot make a
reciprocal base with goodness.
Because Adam and Eve fell, Cain and Abel lost the way to be vertically
one. Adam and Eve are in the position to have their fallen affairs
restored through Cain and Abel. Adam and Eve did not have the
foundation to make the vertical connection. Since we want to stand in
the True Children's position, we need to meet True Parents who connect
us vertically to God. Unless we restore our position as unfallen
children we cannot unite with God and climb to the completion stage.
No matter how much you have faith and no matter how well Cain and Abel
are united, unless the True Parents' foundation is restored, there is
no vertical way that we can grow.
2. THE TRUE MEANING OF REBIRTH
Rebirth does not come through fallen people who are the fallen
descendants of Adam and Eve; it must come through the blood and flesh
of sinless parents. Unless you go through this, you cannot go back to
God. The original root of sin began with Adam and Eve. This must be
indemnified and overcome. You cannot go back to God's side unless you
are reborn, having no original sin and having nothing to do with sin.
What is God's method for saving us? Salvation cannot come within the
fallen sovereignty, no matter how much effort God makes. That is why
God must send the model of unfallen Adam and Eve, the True Parents, to
this earth. Through these parents, humankind goes through the course
of birthing pain, separating eternally from the satanic dominion. Then
no matter what, Satan cannot invade; only God can dominate and
subjugate us. People with original sin cannot go back to the original
sinless position without being born again.
When Nicodemus asked Jesus, "What must I do to receive salvation?"
Jesus said, "You must be born again." That means that because
Nicodemus was born as Satan's child, in order to receive salvation he
had to receive the Holy Spirit and be born again. All satanic
relationships must be liquidated and God-centered original
relationships must be created.
When this leader asked Jesus, "What must I do in order to get to
heaven?" Jesus answered, "Unless you are born again, you cannot go to
heaven." Being born again means becoming a citizen of heaven after
removing the chains of sin.
Being born again means changing in heart.
There are people among Christians today who believe the second coming
of the Christ is on the clouds. Salvation through this concept cannot
be true faith; it is blind faith. If salvation were that simple, the
Unification Church would not be needed in this world.
Even if you have made the foundation of faith according to God's
providence, you need to be engrafted in order to become God's children.
If the True Parents are the true olive tree, then you are the false
olive trees which need to be engrafted. It is not just about an extra
sprout or branch. New branches must come out in order for the normal
function to occur. What happened to humankind after the substantial
foundation of faith and love was lost? The blood lineage was turned
upside down. This must be reversed. This is why we must understand the
importance of the contents of the time we are in. When Nicodemus asked
Jesus, "How can I enter the Kingdom of Heaven?" Jesus answered, "No
one enters the Kingdom of Heaven unless he is born again."
In the process of engrafting the true olive tree onto the false olive
tree, you do not engraft at the level of a branch up on the trunk;
rather you cut the very bottom of the tree (leaving only the root),
then you engraft the new branch there. This means that the Christian
churches must establish a new standard, a new system of order, and a
new way of thinking centering on the coming Messiah. The result of
their faith was the fruit of the false olive tree. In order to raise
the fruit of the true olive tree, the old tree must he cut and the new
branch engrafted onto it. If engrafting is not possible, the entire
old tree must be pulled up with its roots and burned. If left alone,
the seed of the false olive tree will spread and make countless false
olive trees. The purpose for cutting the false olive tree is to
engraft onto it the eyes of the true olive tree.
The problem is that when comparing the eyes of the true olive tree and
the false olive tree, they appear the same; therefore, conflict comes
in. Especially at the time of the second coming, many antichrists
appear, confusing people and preventing them from seeing the truth.
That is why Jesus said, "Pray constantly and stay awake."
By cutting the bottom of a false olive tree and by attaching to it the
true olive tree, the false olive trees will all be cut and become the
orchard of true olive trees. I am working on this job, so people are
in an uproar. They are afraid of the pain of cutting their bodies and
are doubting the ability of the gardener. With the springtime of God's
providence, the work of engrafting the false olive trees has already
In rebirthing, you cannot be less capable than Adam and Eve. If you
are, you cannot restore even the basic things. In rebirthing work, an
individual must be born again, then the family level, tribal level,
national level and world level should be reborn. Today's Christians
are ignorant of this.
3. THE MEANING OF CHANGING THE BLOOD LINEAGE
The birth of human beings begins with the seed of the husband, the
seed of life, which enters the wife. If that is so, where do you think
is the site of conception? It is the woman's womb. History is ready
for us to make the condition to go back to that one point, the site of
conception. Now, in order to give birth to a baby from a woman's womb,
there must be a man. Eventually a family must be established. However,
considering the entire process, the hidden seed of the baby started in
the man. So, man's seed in his blood must have the condition of being
one with God's love. Unless man passes through this course, he cannot
fulfill the condition for complete blood lineage conversion.
So, the seed of the baby arrives in the woman's womb. What about the
father? In the father, the seed originates in the bone marrow.
Therefore, by passing through the father's bone marrow and the
mother's womb, the baby is born. Then, how is a baby made? You must
know that you were made by passing through your father's bone and your
mother's womb. History is interesting.
Christians who believe in Jesus, centering on the standard before the
fall, must be born from Jesus' bone marrow in the position of his
children. This means that there was the seed of a son before the birth
of Adam. Today, Christians must be reborn as children through Jesus'
bone marrow. In order to do this, they must be one with Jesus. Then
they must be born through the spiritual mother, the Holy Spirit. That
is why Jesus told Nicodemus to be born again.
Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Unless one is born again, one cannot see the
Kingdom of Heaven." Then Nicodemus asked, "How can a fully grown man
be born again? Isn't it impossible to go back to the womb and be born
again?" Then Jesus said, "You are a famous teacher among the
Israelites and you do not know?" At that time, Jesus was speaking
deeply about the Principle. In Christianity, the concepts of rebirth
and new life imply the Principle system, which means that the
restoration of the blood lineage happens through the mother. The
liquidation of original sin happens through restoring the heavenly
But receiving a new life, being recreated and born again, happens only
by going through the True Father's body. Complete spiritual and
physical salvation is possible only through the True Father. The
children who are born through this course do not have original sin.
They enter heaven without repeating this course. Until today,
Christianity could not completely explain how a person is born again
-- what the starting point and the purpose of rebirth is. They cannot
even understand that it is a big mistake to think that one is born
again just by growing to be thirty years old believing in Jesus. The
starting point of the heartistic content is not being thirty years
old. Unless you make the condition of having the heartistic
connection, the starting point and purpose of rebirth cannot be
realized. If you do not know this, rebirth is impossible.
In order to change the blood lineage, go back to Adam's bone marrow,
go back to the center of his body. Satisfy the condition of connecting
God's love with a seed in the father's body or you cannot be reborn as
a child of God. This is absolutely clear, even intellectually. Is this
message in the Bible? If it is, then the Bible is God's Word.
Until now, what did it mean to believe in Jesus? Jesus is a man who is
the unfallen original Adam. Above all, he is the spiritual father with
flesh. That is why, unless you are one with him, there is no way to be
born again. That is the reason that in Christianity, human beings
enter Jesus' bone marrow, which means yearning for Jesus like craving
water in a dry desert and meeting with Jesus' loving heart. The only
way to learn this is through experience, yearning and welcoming Jesus
as the bridegroom. Interpreting Jesus as the bridegroom has two
meanings. The first is to become a seed entering into the center of
his flesh and the second is to make a condition such that you pass
into the mother's womb, which means being in the bride's position.
Originally, there should not be a separation of spirit and body at a
person's rebirth. But because Jesus died as he did, only the spiritual
rebirth is possible; the spiritual body was reborn but the physical
body could not be reborn. So Jesus must come again in the flesh. That
is why people who believed in Jesus and went to the spirit world must
come back at the time of the second coming, passing through Father
into and through Mother's womb. Unless this condition for rebirth is
made, there is no way to have life. In other words, you must emerge
from Father's bone marrow as the seed of a son or daughter and be born
through True Mother. You find Jesus through the Holy Spirit; this is
like entering True Father's bone marrow as a seed. Accordingly, that
process must be restored through indemnity spiritually at the time of
the second coming. The seed has entered the bone marrow spiritually
and has come out through Mother. That is the way to restore the
connection of heart and blood lineage. Today's Christians do not even
think about this; they just believe that they will enter heaven. That
is absolutely a mistake.
Since your given position has nothing to do with the True Parents, and
instead you were born with the blood of false parents who were chased
out of heaven, you must deny and transcend yourself in order to get
rid of your blood lineage. Basically, without changing the blood
lineage, you cannot go to heaven.
4. IN ORDER TO BE BORN AGAIN
Consider Jesus giving the bridegroom's love, united with the Holy
Spirit giving love as his bride: that love must become my bone and
flesh. That is, "I am in you and you are in me." According to these
words of Jesus, unless the foundation of heartistic love is
established, there is no rebirth. You may say you need to be born
again, but in order for you to be born again you need to love Jesus
more than anyone. Satan's dominion is based on satanic love, so you
must realize that unless your work of God-centered love is on a higher
level than that of satanic love, there is no way for you to connect to
God. This is the suffering course and difficult road which religious
people must go. Christians love Jesus every day and wait for His
second coming with their whole heart. Didn't they cry for 2,000 years,
"Oh come, Lord and Bridegroom Jesus"? Unless you come out of your
body, with your hearts torn apart and your bones melted, you are in a
situation of not knowing whether your spirit is inside or outside of
your body. Only if you are able to communicate or relate to God or
Jesus will the Holy Spirit come. With the coming of the Holy Spirit,
the event of giving birth to a spirit baby happens. Have you had this
experience? If you have no experience such as that, you are still the
children of the satanic world. Even now, you must understand that you
have a base for Satan's accusations. In this state a person cannot
enter the Kingdom of Heaven; he or she goes to hell.
Maybe the work of changing the blood lineage is done by the Messiah,
but the art of changing yourself is the work of no one other than
yourself. Unless this is accomplished, you cannot advance on the road
to salvation. It does not happen easily; you must face and overcome
life and death situations. Unless you do forty days' prayer, fast, or
face the near-fatal situation in which you are vomiting blood, the
change of blood lineage might not be possible.
Jesus said to his followers, "Whoever wants to follow me must give his
life and bear the cross. Those who want to live will lose their life
and those who lose their life for my sake will gain their life."
Without craving life in the satanic world, in front of God's will, my
blood, flesh and bones will be burned and made into powder. The smell
will be so wonderful. When shaken throughout the heavens and earth,
one who loves God and the universe like that will not go to hell. He
can live forever.
"With all your heart and effort, you must love the Lord your God," is
the same as saying there is no excuse for selfishness. This means that
we must maintain the whole purpose, for the public, and that
individual things are not tolerated. That is, with all your heart,
will and being, you must love the Lord your God, as is said in the
first commandment. This is to be public from the absolute position.
From the absolute position, to be public means that "self" does not
exist. You represent the whole, and that representation should be made
subject. Because this world belongs to Satan's sovereignty, Satan
represents the whole as the center of existence. We must attend God as
our absolute subject. In this, you cannot have the idea of "self."
When you have a notion of "self," Satan's condition for accusation
always remains. From the position of denying the self, centering on
the absolute subject, the mind and body and external things must
become one. From this position, you must make offerings.
Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Unless you are born again, you cannot enter
heaven." The self which lived until now must be denied historically.
No matter how much you give reasons that you are good and that you do
many good works, "self" must be denied. Because of the fall, there is
no possibility of avoiding this. Ours is the life of denial, denying
living and even denying death.
All of humankind who were born before the birth of True Mother were
born meaninglessly. That is the reason we must engraft to Jesus and go
back into Jesus' bone marrow, then become husband and wife and be born
again through the Holy Spirit. Because you are born out of false love,
you need to be born again through true love. Christianity emphasizes
love for this reason.
In unity with Jesus, love is the only thing needed, not truth or
righteousness. Before life, love is needed. Love goes beyond history
and transcends distance and space.
Centering on love, God wanted to unite the original human beings.
Unless you forget about your own suffering and longing for love, you
cannot jump to the original human level.
When you have the heart which loves God and the creation, you can
eliminate fallen love. Progress comes only if the pursuit of the
original standard is stronger than the love of man and woman. Further,
you must love God absolutely, make a goal that has personal value
centering on the love which recreates, and go forward. It is like that
because of the fall into unprincipled love. Human beings fell to a
level of love centering on pride and on the self. That is why only
when we have God's original love can we go forward. Your desire to
reach the perfection of yourself must be stronger than the heart of a
young man and woman dating; only then can you go up to the perfection
level. Unless your love for God digests satanic love, you cannot go
up. That is why I am teaching you to adore God and the coming of the
ideal groom, the Lord. This is the meaning of the 2,000 years of
Christian celibate life, waiting for the groom in the bride's
position. Christians do not understand this content.
If your love for God does not surpass the love of a worldly husband
and wife, parents and children, and patriots for the nation, how can
you become the sons and daughters of God? In order to become the true
sons and daughters of God, first of all, God, the spirit world, and
your descendants on the earth all must praise you. The sum of three
must be accomplished. After three points are connected, an area is
created: Two points form only a line and this is insufficient.
The human fall happened by not believing God, so we must believe the
Lord of the Second Coming and follow him. After following him, what
are you going to do? You must make the nest for love. Isn't this
simple? After that, you must substantially and heartistically become
one with Jesus, the bridegroom. Then, all things must be restored. By
doing this, the positions of God, True Parents and True Children
appear, for which God hoped at the beginning of the world. That place
is appearing in the universe; from this point, the new heaven and
earth are opening.
Although the contents of each of your blood lineages and backgrounds
are different, in order to resemble the True Parents you need to do
the engrafting work. If you do not engraft, it cannot be done. In
order to engraft, you must complete your indemnity course. Because it
started from the parents, it must be solved through the parents.
Because Adam and Eve could not become the true parents, but became
instead the false parents, God had to search until today for the true
parents. The images of the bridegroom and bride and the Feast of the
Lamb at the time of the Second Coming refer to the search for the true
Everyone, you cannot make conditions without going through the True
Parents. Although you go out to a region to pioneer, then become a
district leader and fulfill your mission, you might make the condition
without centering on the True Parents. Everything must be connected to
the True Parents. Only by working and getting results in relation to
the True Parents can you harvest the results for heaven. Otherwise,
you cannot harvest for heaven. That is how you receive salvation in
the Completed Testament Age. Before longing for worldly things, you
must long for the True Parents. That is the responsibility of the
children. Does the one who longs for his wife first qualify as a son?
The child grows up in the parent's nest and thinks its parents are the
number one favored people. This is the principle. Even if you receive
the Blessing in the future, you must make relations with your spouse
only after making relations with his or her parents. Before anything,
you must long for parents. You should feel that without parents there
is no night or day or world and that your own existence has no value.
A heart of love and adoration for your parents should dominate your
daily life. After that, you can be a son and daughter of Heaven. After
going through that course of life, you can welcome your spouse as your
husband or wife. Without going through the course, how can you welcome
your husband or wife?
First of all, you really need to long for the parents. My motivation
for life is the True Parents. My entire hope is True Parents, all my
ideal and the base of my happiness is True Parents. Unless you attend
the True Parents with this standard, you cannot find salvation. Have
you attended the True Parents like that? You are false. You must
understand this clearly. That is why you must have faith so strong as
to go beyond your existence. Think, "I am a son or daughter who is
becoming one with the True Parent eternally." Unless you incarnate
this thought, you cannot do it.
You cannot attend True Parents alone. You need to have your reciprocal
partner, either a man or woman. In case you are alone, you must get
help from one in the position of Adam. So you offer and return
something to the parents and by that you win parents' love and you can
connect the blood relationship to your descendants. This is how you
can connect the foundation of love to your bloodline, which is the
valuable content of the relationship of attendance. Attend the True
Parents with the intensity of the blood-related reciprocal standard of
value; if you do otherwise, you cannot attend. You must know about
The starting point of faith in the Unification Church is the
realization that you are the son or daughter of God. This is centering
on God's love, restoring the position of children.
In order to become a true filial child, you must pass through the
heart of parents. After entering the Unification Church, to know the
Father you must enter the world of heart.
Leaders and missionaries should enter into this heart. Many times
during the day, while you are walking, without being conscious of it,
you are crying because of God's heart. Such a church can only prosper.
Doing your absolute best in the place of heart, you and the Teacher
can become one in the world of heart and everything can be one. Heart
transcends distance, transcends the environment and transcends
history. Also, it can shorten the time period.
Therefore, you must be in the position of Teacher. If I am sad, you
must feel sad. We must breathe together. If I am breathing out, you
are inhaling. Unite with me and do things with the right heart.
You are having hard times, but you are going the way of restoration.
We are going this way because you and I know God. You may have
complaints or grudges, but because you know God you cannot hate. Is
this a bad thing? Because of not knowing God, everything is destroyed,
communism spreads throughout our world and Christianity breaks down
into pieces. Is knowing God a sin? No matter how miserable you are,
this way of life is very valuable. No matter what is breaking down, do
it with your best effort and go the best way.
It is the same in searching for the truth. Unlike in other Christian
churches, just reading the Bible does not make it. Think about the
many ways you must use your observation as a scientist. Finding the
Principle requires the scientific method. Thinking about that, Teacher
found many things, didn't l?