Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE PROCESS OF THE BLESSING AND ITS MEANING
1. THE MEANING OF THE ENGAGEMENT CEREMONY
After you go through the engagement ceremony, you participate in the
holy wine ceremony and then the marriage ceremony. What are these
engagement, holy wine, and marriage ceremonies? These are not
ceremonies following some kind of precedent. They are unavoidable
ceremonies necessary to indemnify the fall by making all the contents
of the fall reappear symbolically.
In what stage did Adam and Eve fall? They fell at the stage of
engagement. That is, they fell in the process of growing toward the
goal of perfection. Then what is the purpose of engagement? It is
marriage. Because Adam and Eve, in the position of having been
engaged, fell by marrying in the wrong way, that false marriage has to
be denied and rectified centering on God. However, this restoration
cannot be done in any arbitrary manner. It has to have the opposite
content from that of the fall.
There is a ceremony needed for inheriting a pure lineage. First, there
is the engagement ceremony. You must know why we hold the engagement
ceremony. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden were in an engagement
period. Right now their fallen descendants cover the world, and thus
each person's eyes turn to some other man or woman. In the Garden of
Eden there was only Adam, Eve, and the archangel. Since the archangel
fell and became Satan, we have to be victorious over Satan. In order
to be victorious over Satan, we must know what kind of being Satan is.
Satan is someone who coveted love centering on himself. We must
establish love centering on God. You are being engaged on this
You must cleanse the inheritance of lineage tainted by the fall and
restore the good lineage of the original creation. Unless you
participate in the ceremony that cleanses all of the 6,000 years of
history, you cannot go on to the Blessing. We hold the engagement
ceremony because we must be restored to the status of Adam and Eve
before they fell in the engagement stage.
The engagement ceremony is the ceremony that restores the fact that
the human ancestors Adam and Eve fell during the engagement period.
Those blessed families who received the engagement and the Blessing at
the same time should, by establishing a true family, attend God, and
in the position of true parents liberate the resentment of all things.
The engagement ceremony is the beginning of the day of promise to
liberate man's resentment as well as God's resentment.
2. THE PROCESS OF BEING REBORN THROUGH THE
HOLY WINE CEREMONY
We must change the condition of having inherited the lineage that was
tainted through the fall. It we do not do this, we cannot remove the
original sin, and if we do not remove the original sin, we cannot rise
to the stage of being able to receive the blessing as true children.
That is how the Principle works. The ceremony that removes the
original sin which came about through the fall and changes our lineage
from Satan's to God's is the holy wine ceremony.
The holy wine ceremony is what roots out Satan's blood that has
tainted the human lineage through the fall. In other words, it is the
ceremony that removes the original sin.
You, who are engaged, will do the holy wine ceremony before the
blessing ceremony. This is the lineage-converting ceremony that alters
the blood of the fall. Fallen man cannot go to the place of blessing
without denying his past love, which was stained by the false love of
the satanic world, and without being equipped with the resurrectional
substance centering on God's love anew, and reviving the true love of
parents. Therefore, the holy wine ceremony is the ceremony where we
promise that we will establish a new standard of life by going through
the gate of True Parents' love.
Fallen man has to convert his lineage centering on the True Parents.
Man is the inheritor of the fall. Consequently, we should absolutely
deny our past way of living. First and foremost, we must have the
conviction to "absolutely deny" our former way of life.
The parent who gave birth to me is not a true parent, and the brothers
with whom we have been living together are not true brothers.
Moreover, the society and the nation in which we live now are not the
true society and nation which God desires. Accordingly, to create what
God desires, we must wake up to a new self originating from a total
denial of the old. That will not come about just by our believing. We
must present the condition needed for that. That is exactly the holy
What is the holy wine ceremony and how does it come about? Since our
parents who are living in the satanic world are Cain-type parents on
the side of Satan, we need an Abel-type parent on the side of God.
Mary was that kind of parent for Jesus.
After that, there has to be a mother figure on earth in the unfallen
original position. In other words, there has to be an original mother
figure who has not had a connection with fallen love or the lineage of
evil. There was no mother figure like that. For this reason, you must
find three levels of parents-fallen parent, parent restored from the
fallen world, and unfallen parent -- and completely restore the
connection of those parents. It has to be done.
Because the family of Adam and Eve fell, Jesus became the person to
deny that family and establish the standard which God can approve. But
because Jesus could not fulfill that responsibility completely, God
prolonged this dispensation to a third time, which is the period of
the Second Coming centering on Christianity.
Then what does the Lord of the Second Advent come to do? Because the
age of the Second Advent is the perfection-level age, Christ at the
Second Coming is a person who comes to find the mother of humankind.
That is, he comes to find a bride. The bride whom the Christ, who is
the bridegroom, is trying to find on this earth is not a woman under
the dominion of the fall. He is trying to find a person who is born
from an unfallen, pure lineage. That kind of bride or mother figure
has to be born on the foundation of an Abel-type mother in the fallen
Accordingly, your first mother corresponds to the position of the
fallen Eve, and the mother after that corresponds to the position of
Mary at the time of Jesus. The third mother has to be the one who can
advance to the position of Mother (True Mother) as a virgin who has no
connection with evil.
The position of True Mother was supposed to be fulfilled centering on
Jesus, but it was not; it was only established spiritually. So today,
in the Last Days, this fulfillment must take place. There has to be a
strategy to put everything together again.
Where do you, who were born in fallen families, have to go? In Jesus'
time the people who had been born into fallen families went to Jesus.
Today, the people who are born into fallen families believe in
Christianity. Then where do those Christians have to go? They have to
travel the road that passes through the womb of an unfallen mother and
into the interior of an unfallen father, and be reborn. Without doing
this, resurrection is not possible.
Originally, the baby seed that was dwelling inside the bone marrow of
Adam was to go through the body of Eve, who was to be a true mother,
and then be born centering on God. But it did not happen. This is the
fall. In other words, the fact that they did not see the birth of a
new life that God had been desiring is the same as the fall.
Since everyone is born from a spoiled place, what can be done in order
to restore this? One has to find and enter the womb of a true mother.
For that reason, Christianity today says that even a person who
believes in Jesus has to receive the Holy Spirit in order to be
reborn. Then what does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit? Because the
Holy Spirit is the Mother God, it means receiving help from the Mother
God and becoming one with Mother. Everyone has to go through the body
of True Mother.
Because the Holy Spirit is the Mother God, if the Holy Spirit enters
someone, the person comes to long for and attend Jesus as the
bridegroom, that is, as the Father God. When that heat of longing is
greater than one's life, finally a new life will be born. But this new
life has not become a life which is perfected both in body and spirit,
but remains the standard of perfection only of spiritual life.
Christianity, which has remained only at this standard of spiritual
resurrection, now has the mission to find the standard of physical
resurrection. Because this worldwide mission still remains,
Christianity has been waiting for the time of the Second Advent.
Since you are the descendants of fallen Adam, you have to establish
indemnity conditions. Besides the perfected Adam, there is no one who
can jump over the road of indemnity. The perfected Adam is the
substantial object of God who is the subject of love. The Second
Advent of Christ comes to perfect that position. He comes as a magnet,
a center of love to pull all people together.
The principle of restoration is like a magnet, bringing two poles
together. Since the fall took place after Adam and Eve's engagement,
there is a providence of restoration for after the engagement. By
analogy to a magnet, we are doing a ceremony where the woman who has
become a perfect minus, as Eve should have, is creating a perfect man.
The holy wine ceremony is a spiritual restoration ceremony. After the
woman is born anew spiritually, the man in Adam's position is born
spiritually through that woman.
The holy wine ceremony has a significance similar to the Eucharist,
when Jesus looked at bread and wine and said, "This is my flesh and
blood." The holy wine ceremony is the ceremony that establishes the
condition that the person has become one with the True Parents. If a
person becomes one body with the True Parents, Satan cannot accuse him
or her. The person stands eternally in the position of having nothing
to do with Satan.
From now on, the two of you must make the determination to create the
Kingdom of Heaven on earth as a new Adam and Eve in the eternal garden
of Eden. By restoring the engagement period of Adam and Eve before the
fall, you must not leave behind any condition for accusation.
If Adam and Eve had become husband and wife and had lived by loving
each other, the ideal of creation would have been fulfilled. But
because the order of love was reversed centering on Satan, this very
starting point has to be restored. This is called the ceremony for the
change of blood lineage. For the position of Adam, it is the ceremony
for the reversal of dominion. Since Eve lost Adam through the fall, no
matter how difficult it is, she has to reposition Adam and restore him
as a true husband.
This is why women have suffered in the world until now. Women are
suffering everywhere. The women of Japan have an especially miserable
history. Women were always being controlled by the fallen archangel.
You must know clearly the fact that the holy wine ceremony has the
power to restore that.
The holy wine ceremony has the same meaning as the Holy Communion did
for receiving Jesus. In the Holy Communion, you eat bread and drink
wine symbolizing Jesus' flesh and blood. This means that since man
fell, he must receive a new body. In the same way, this holy wine
ceremony is done because fallen man has to go in the direction
opposite that of the fall.
What does the holy wine ceremony do? It is the ceremony to install
God's body inside my body. Do you understand? Since there is only one
fallen body, the ceremony substitutes for it a new body centering on
God. This is exactly the significance of the holy wine ceremony. Just
as Jesus said that one must eat and drink the bread which symbolizes
his body and the wine which symbolizes his blood, it is this ceremony
which can cleanse the original sin by receiving parents' love,
receiving the substance of God, and inheriting a new blood lineage.
Without going through this ceremony you cannot go to the place of
Blessing. Thus, this ceremony is a ceremony which converts the
3. THE MEANING OF RECEIVING THE HOLY WINE
What is inside the holy wine? It has an ingredient that symbolizes
parents' love. Also, it has to have something in it that symbolizes
blood. Accordingly, when you drink that, you become one body with
parents' love and one body with parents' blood. Then how is the holy
wine made? It is wine which is made from ingredients that symbolize
the earth, the seas, and heaven, and that symbolize the whole cosmos.
In the holy wine there are three kinds of alcohol. Besides that, it
has an ingredient which symbolizes all things. The fact of drinking
this means that one is being born spiritually and physically.
If this ceremony did not exist, original sin could not be removed and
the lineage could not be converted. Without converting the blood
lineage, one cannot become one body with God's love by passing through
the standard of perfection. The holy wine ceremony is the ceremony
which indemnifies all of this.
The holy wine contains all the essential elements of things which are
without Satan's accusation. If some person does an act that defiles
him after receiving the holy wine and becoming one with the True
Parents, he comes to stand in a position more fearful than Satan's.
Satan defiled and violated the perfection level of the growth stage,
but if a person who received the Blessing makes a mistake, he commits
the sin of treason against God's substance in the perfection level of
the perfection stage. Therefore, the person will not be forgiven
through eternity. That is truly a fearful thing.
In the holy wine, there is the flesh and blood of parents.
The holy wine is the wine of love, the wine of the husband, and the
milk of mother. It represents the water of life, the blood of parents,
the manifestation of all glory, and the love of bridegroom and bride,
and it contains in it the life force of the Father.
With the holy wine I am giving out the substance of the Father's heart
and blood lineage. Through it I am giving out the life force and
forming a connection of lineage.
I give out the holy wine in order to cleanse the body's defilement and
bring it into God's blood lineage. The holy wine results from the
substantial marriage (True Parents), hyung sang marriage (36 couples),
and symbolic marriage (72 couples).
The process of restoration went through Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob,
and Perez and Zerah. But for original restoration, one has to set a
condition of having gone through Jesus' body.
One must come to stand in a position like having been born through the
womb of True Mother. After having passed through Adam, to Jesus, and
arriving at the Second Coming, one must stand in a position of having
been born at the same instant as a baby born from Mother.
The holy wine, which is made of 21 ingredients representing all things
and levels, is given to the wife first. At the fall, Satan first
tempted Eve and then Adam was lost; therefore we first establish the
restored woman in a position to find the man. The man receives the
wine, representing parents' flesh and blood, through the wife. By
drinking this wine in this way, he comes to stand in the position of
having passed through the internal body of mother and makes the
indemnity condition for the separation from Satan.
This time is the same as when an innocent, young bachelor first enters
the room of his bride. We must achieve the purpose of love by
centering on God, with left and right becoming one.
Even Eu Hyo Won does not know one of the meanings of this wine.
Drinking this wine has a meaning equivalent to Jesus' saying that one
who drinks the water of life will have eternal life.
Your existence before and after the moment you drink is entirely
different. Drinking this wine is more important than husband and
wife's making a relation of love. This wine represents the connection
This wine represents the original core of life. After this ceremony,
there should not be any falsehood. You should not ask about the past.
From now on, become a couple who lives to fulfill the Blessing.
4. THE POSITION OF MAN AND WOMAN IN RESTORATION
You are man and woman representing the whole world. In this ceremony
the woman is on the side of God, who is the owner, and the man is on
the side of Satan. Since this is so, actually, man should not stand on
the right side but woman should. However, Father is in a different
The original sin came about by the archangel and Eve's marrying,
right? Therefore, it must be restored through marriage. Since it came
about by Eve's marrying the archangel, it should be restored through
marriage with Adam. For Adam to marry, who has to be there? Eve has to
Should the archangel or Eve marry first? (Eve.) Why? Because Eve is
meant to be Adam's wife, she has to marry first.
The archangel was supposed to take care of everything until Eve
married, to pray for her good fortune, perform all the duties of a
servant, and then marry. If a servant does all the duties of a
servant, the child can go up to the parent and plead, "Father! It's
not good for the servant to be alone and lonely, so please give him a
spouse," and then the servant can marry. But before that he cannot. Do
Then for Eve to marry, her husband has to be on this earth; so who is
that husband? (The coming Christ.) If that Christ comes and marries
Eve, what should the people around them do? Should the archangel cry
and be unhappy? (He should be happy!)
Before Christ came, woman was laboring as the archangel's wife. But
when the Christ comes, the archangel will lose his bride to him.
Right? Even if that happens, should the archangel cry and complain?
The women of the Unification Church are walking this restoration path.
Then on whose side are the women of the Unification Church?
How much do you have to long for Father? You must long for Father more
than for your wife or your husband. Shouldn't you love your father and
mother more than your husband or your wife? After first giving your
parents all your love, you should then love your wife, husband and
children. Shouldn't that be the case? That is why you must love your
heavenly parents more than you love anybody else.
For you men, any other love is not allowed. If you are not even born,
how can you talk about love? You are in a position of not even being
born. If you do not know the parents, it is the same situation as not
The fallen woman has attended two husbands. Isn't that right? Eve
received the archangel as her husband spiritually and Adam as her
husband physically. So how many husbands are there? (Two.) That is why
in order for women to restore the fall, they have to meet two
husbands. Without doing that, they cannot accomplish restoration. Thus
you have two men, Father and your husband. You are in the same
situation as one woman having to attend two husbands. That is your
course of restoration.
Today, all women who believe in the Unification Church and want to be
saved are brides who have come to look for a bridegroom. Therefore,
with whom are they supposed to be one? They have to become one with
the coming Christ. They have to become one with Adam and one with God.
Understand that I am speaking of a spiritual oneness centering on God.
God is invisible, so He created Adam as His hyung sang. Do you
understand? In the same way now Father is appearing as God's hyung
sang. Since there was a spiritual fall, Father is doing the work of
resurrection spiritually. Accordingly, if the women of Unification
Church give effort and pray hard, they will relate to Father as their
older brother. And again, if they make even more effort, spiritually
they will have engagement rings fitted on their fingers, receive
bouquets of flowers, and there will be wedding matches. There must be
many people who have had this kind of spiritual experience. Those who
have not had this spiritual experience are fake believers.
Because of this experience, one can prepare a starting point to
restore the fact that the progenitor of humanity fell with spiritual
love. Through spiritual unity with Father, that love can be restored.
This love also can reconcile the alienation between Adam and the
archangel. Therefore, you men and women have been united centering on
Father. In this way, a restored family is established.
In this ceremony you women are in the mother position spiritually. At
this point, you must give birth to Adam again through spiritual love.
Through the sin of the fallen Eve's spiritual love, Adam also fell
spiritually. Therefore, by establishing a standard of restoring Adam
spiritually, centering on God's love, and by connecting physically to
Adam whom you have made effort to restore, Adam becomes restored. Do
you understand? Only by passing through d is root can one begin to
grow according to the original way of Principle.
In order to restore, you must become a person who does things in the
reverse way. At the time of the fall, the archangel gave to Eve,
right? Next, Eve gave to Adam. Originally, Adam was supposed to
dominate Eve with the authority of God's son. And Eve in the position
of parent was supposed to have given birth to humankind. We must
restore that fundamental and original heart.
Therefore, what is woman? She is mother. Looking from the Principle
viewpoint, the husband has to attend his wife as his mother for three
years. Without attending her for three years as his mother, he cannot
properly love her as his wife. This is a very strict principle.
Only after going through the process of relating to his wife as a
substitute for his mother, older sister, and younger sister, can a
husband think of her as his wife. Do you understand? In the same way,
only after the wife relates to her husband as representing her father,
older brother, and younger brother, can she think of him as her
husband. Without establishing a standard of having received all those
kinds of love, one cannot become a true father or true mother.
Then, whose love has to start first? Man's or woman's? It starts from
man's love. Restoration has to start from the love of the coming
Christ. Therefore, we must receive the vertical love of the coming
Christ and expand it to the horizontal love between husband and wife.
That is why we need the vertical love first.
I gave out that kind of vertical love before, and many people followed
me. Do you like Father, too? Persons who can see the spiritual world
understand that Father helps them as their older brother, husband, and
father. That is the formula. Therefore, you must center on Father more
than on any other man in this world. You would see the reality of this
if you could look through the spirit world. Unification Church women
who are not like that are far away from being true members.
God has never had a son He could love fully. He could not love His
first son and also could not love His second son as a bridegroom.
Moreover, God, as Father, has not received His son's love fully.
Therefore, you must restore children's love, conjugal love and
parental love. In order to restore that, you must restore parent's
love, conjugal love, and children's love, in order. By loving in this
opposite order, you are doing restoration.
Therefore, the woman first has to take the position of mother to her
husband, and care for him. Thus, should woman receive love or give
love? (Give love.) If you do that, you will receive more love than you
gave. In spite of this, women say, "Do you love me? And if you do, how
much do you love me?" just as they marry, only trying to receive love.
That is the basic instinct of women. The grandmothers here, did you
ask questions like that a long time ago?
Therefore, Unification Church women have to love their husbands. You
must love him as your father and older brother. I am in the position
of father, older brother and, in a spiritual sense, bridegroom to you.
Father has that heartistic standard. I must restore, centering on this
body, the fact that the archangel fell spiritually. In this you must
absolutely obey Father's words. Will you or will you not? You must
listen to Father in order to receive the Blessing.
You Unification Church women must not say that you want to receive
love after marrying. That kind of woman absolutely cannot establish
the dignity of woman. You must be dignified. Then no husband can come
into his wife's room without permission, like a thief. He must have
approval first. He cannot go in at his whim. When the time comes I
will explain more in detail. But you understand in general now, right?
Therefore, when husband and wife meet, they must certainly pray first.
BY praying, "Father, today the universe is moving with my mind, so
move my wife's mind, also," you can have sons and daughters and live
well. That household will not turn out bad. A man has to do at least
5. THE MEANING OF THE BLESSING CEREMONY
The engagement ceremony and the holy wine ceremony are ceremonies to
establish the condition that people who were born in the satanic world
are being reborn through the True Parents. Since woman fell first, the
woman has to be restored first and then give birth lo the man. The
holy wine ceremony is the ceremony by which the couple passes through
this process internally. And forty days after marriage, there is a
ceremony to pass through this course externally. These are all
ceremonies to lay the required indemnity conditions.
In this way, you must pass through the perfection level of the growth
stage, at which Adam and Eve were before the fall, and reach the
perfection stage. After securing the position of absolute "I"
centering on God, marriage is realized by forming a standard of love.
You must establish the condition that you have entered the womb of a
mother who is restored from the fall, a mother who is in a position of
not having fallen. How is that fulfilled? It is done centering on
love. Since the fall happened centering on love, restoration also has
to center on love. In order for us to be restored, we must go into the
womb again, but that is not possible in actuality. Therefore, we are
establishing the condition that we are restored by becoming one body
centering on love. In this way, by spiritually uniting with the
restored Adam, we become one body with him and receive the heavenly
Eve first fell spiritually centering on Satan. Then, by becoming one
with Adam, she fell physically. Thus, the holy wine ceremony is the
ceremony to meet and unite with the Adam who is completely restored.
It is the ceremony to restore the relation of love. It is necessary
that you establish that condition. The marriage ceremony is the
ceremony to become a woman who returns to God by becoming one
spiritually first, and then restoring her husband through becoming one
The marriage ceremony is the ceremony to inherit God's love that says
that just as parents live with God's love, you should also live in
this way. The parents have received God's love and they in turn hand
it down to you.
God's love is handed down through the parents. It is not received from
some famous person. Marriage to a famous person without God's love is
a marriage given by Satan.
The marriage ceremony means the manifestation of love as well as the
endowment of the authority to create and to dominate.
The marriage ceremony we are holding today is the hope and ideal of
God. It is the marriage ceremony that He wanted to hold for Adam and
Eve when they matured. It is the historical event that was at the
heart of the ideal of creation. You must really feel that this
ceremony is happening for the first time ever since the beginning of
creation. The three disciples at Jesus' time should have shared life
and death together with their teacher. From now on you must go forward
realizing that your body is not your body. You must move forward with
the heart that you are in the position of an offering.
Walking towards the officiator of the ceremony symbolizes walking the
providential course of 6,000 years. To represent the formation,
growth, and perfection stages of that course, we are making 21 people
and 12 people stand as grooms men and bridesmaids. After seven steps
you must bow three times as a condition of going over the formation
stage. This course is the course of history from Adam until now.
Especially it is the course of the three dispensations of Adam, Jesus,
and the Second Advent. This is the meaning of walking between these
grooms men and bridesmaids on the way to meet the True Parents. These
grooms men and bridesmaids symbolize establishing the spiritual
standard of 12 tribes and 24 elders. By bowing, you are establishing
an indemnity condition.
True Parents sprinkle the holy wine. This establishes the condition
that the bride and groom have fulfilled the restoration by indemnity.
It also establishes the condition to go beyond the foundation of the
ancestors in the spirit world. (Without going the way of the grooms
men and brides maids, you can be blessed but cannot become a blessed
family. An actual example: at the time of the 433 Couple Blessing, one
couple was omitted.
True Parents' sprinkling the holy wine is for establishing the
condition that you have gone through the course of restoration by
indemnity. Also, it is for establishing the condition to go beyond the
foundations laid by the ancestors in the spirit world.
6. THE 40-DAY INDEMNITY PERIOD
After you are married, you must go through a 40-day indemnity period.
It does not represent the spiritual resurrection of Jesus, but rather
is indemnity to enter the Blessing's realm of resurrection without
dying. It is a period that you must pass through. In order for a
couple to reach the position to love each other, they must obey
certain regulations. In order to be victorious on this difficult road
of indemnity, you should absolutely refrain from a man-woman
relationship and from talking or thinking about it until you complete
the indemnity period.
When husband and wife associate with each other, they might not feel
comfortable at first. But if you raise your faith above that
discomfort and look at the future, your ideal will grow. That exactly
is the Blessing. If your relationship does not work, it means that you
are not grateful. In order to break down the foundation of the
Blessing, Satan has been challenging Father throughout his life. When
you confront the world centering on heaven's law, disregarding
everything else, what is firm and strong remains. But if someone who
does not even trust his wife wants to meet Father, that in itself is a
Man and woman should not love each other in a position which brings
suffering to God's heart. Father knows that the result of that kind of
love will be miserable, according to the Principle. Thus, there is no
room for discussion here.
The worst of the problems in this world is the problem of man and
woman relationships. The persons responsible for family breakdowns
cannot be forgiven. They will go to the most fearful hell among hells.
We Unification Church members know in theory that this is how it is,
so we will not do such a thing even if someone orders us to.
7. THE INDEMNITY STICK CEREMONY AND THE THREE-DAY
In order to raise up the Israelite people, an angel came and struck
Jacob's hip bone and then blessed him. Whenever the Israelites made an
important pledge, they did it with their hands on their hip bone.
All men and women in human history have misused the hip bone, and thus
man has resentment against woman and woman against man. Without
dissolving this resentment, you cannot stand as an original couple is
free of this resentment. Since this resentment came about through
woman, the man hits the woman first. The three strikes represent three
stages and three ages.
Forty days after receiving the Blessing, there is a substantial three
day restoration ceremony. The forty days is the period to pay all
Man acquires the authority of restoration centering on love only in
the perfection stage, not the formation or growth stages. That is
because the age of Adam and the next period were periods of failure.
As a result, in the Old Testament Age, people did not inherit God's
formation stage right of love. And centering on Christianity, people
did not inherit God's growth stage love. Only after inheriting that
formation- and growth-stage love privilege can we stand in the
Completed Testament Age realm. The three-day indemnity ceremony
establishes that condition.
The first day represents the restoration of fallen Adam and the Old
Testament Age. The second day is restoring through indemnity the
situation of Jesus and the New Testament Age. The third day is
recreating the bride and the bridegroom in the place of Jesus. From
there, for the first time, you can start on the proper track.
Establishing the indemnity condition in this substantial way is
The holy wine ceremony establishes the condition of being born from a
new mother. In the holy wine there is the blood of indemnity. By
drinking the holy wine, you are being purified internally, and by
wiping your body with the holy cloth you are being purified
From now on, you must multiply your substantial children. You must
pray that you give birth to children who can form a heartistic
connection with God. You must pray to bear children who are able to
become heartistic high priests.
Father wants to bear children on the heartistic standard which can rep
resent heaven and earth. Father bears responsibility once he gives the
Blessing. In the future, you must be blessed again as representatives
of the whole world. Therefore, this is a conditional marriage. The 40
days until the three day ceremony corresponds to a period to indemnify
4,000 years. Actually marriage life starts from the day the indemnity
period is completed.
8. THREE-YEAR MOBILIZATION AFTER THE BLESSING
The day that man and woman were set up in front of God's will, the day
that you received the Blessing and became husband and wife, is not the
day that conjugal life starts. You must still go the three-year course
of public life.
Why do you have to go through the three-year course? There still
remains the historical result of the human fall, which built up over
the centuries before the appearance of blessed families. And in this
world, there are many families who are related by false love, that is,
families of the satanic world. In other words, preceding us were many
individuals, families and nations. If our connection with these
families and nations of the world is cut, we cannot save the world.
That is why we have to go the three-year course. We have dual
responsibilities. It is important to fulfill our responsibilities for
our families, but the responsibility to save the other families in the
world is more important.
Then what kind of relationship does your family have to the families
of the world? Your family is an internal family, and the family of the
world is an external family. In the terminology of the Unification
Church, a blessed family is an Abel-type family and the families of
the world are Cain-type families. Before the Blessing you are
individual Abels and Cains, but after the Blessing, you are Abel and
Since a person who has never even loved his son or daughter must be
able to do so after receiving the Blessing, he is to learn about love
for three years by witnessing. By learning how to love others before
having children, he can then love his children when they are born.
A person who has learned how to love others will love his or her
spouse more than anyone else. Since that person has received much
hardship and persecution while trying to learn how to love the people
of the world, that person will know the value of love and will love
his or her spouse more than anyone else. In this way, we are saying
that a woman should have the mind to love her husband more than anyone
and also love the children that she gives birth to even more. How
beautiful is this true love!
If you can win after having received opposition and persecution, it
will not become a misfortune but a good fortune. In order for a seed
to sprout, it has to win over the cold winter. Just as without a cold
winter to break its thick shell, a bud cannot sprout, you cannot taste
true love without first enduring persecution and opposition.
The reason why the Unification Church requires people to have three
years of public life after receiving the Blessing is to enable them to
taste true love. The reason why, in spite of persecution and
opposition, Father toured the world and gave speeches, was to train us
to make a beautiful family of true love greater than any other family.
We are going the way of God's will despite the world's harsh
persecution and oppression because of our heart of love for our
children and our desire to enable them to live in a beautiful nation
of God. We must live for and love our children more than the people of
the world love their own children.
In the fight of our lifetime which we must go, when a husband or wife
is being persecuted and opposed, you must pledge that you will love
your children more than your feeling of distress and disappointment.
You must be trained in that way in the midst of persecution and
A wife who has received this love training will not fight with her
husband, standing against him as if she were firing a machine gun just
because he said a word to her. The husband also will not ignore her or
oppress her with his power. It is because through love training the
person has felt how valuable his or her spouse is.
In the way of restoration, when you receive the Blessing, the wife
stands in the position of Abel in front of her husband. Thus in the
three years of public life, he has to stand in the position to obey
her. Instead of obeying by staying close to the woman, it is easier to
stay away and work. The man should perform various rituals such as
bowing at morning and at night to the woman. I have not spoken about
it until now, but Father himself also has gone through that course.
Therefore, it is rather better to live separately and appear in front
of your wife after three years of preparing a victorious foundation.
The three-year course after receiving the Blessing has this purpose.
Right now, all women do not belong to you, but to Father. Thus I am
sacrificing those people who are closest to me. Heaven's way is to
sacrifice the closest people. More than your sons and daughters, your
wives are closer to Father. These closest people are being sacrificed.
Your spouse does not belong to you but to God and the universe. Love
is not your own possession. It belongs to God and humankind.
Therefore, you should run for God for three years. You must run by
raising up the heart of love.
To love the wife who belongs to God is the same as honoring God. When
there is a lack of love, God does not move for you. If you do not hear
from others that you are a model family, it means that you still lack
love. Likewise, the woman should love her husband with the same heart
as she honors God. If a give and take action of love that seems to
touch God is fulfilled, that family will establish the four position
foundation automatically. Everything will turn around automatically.
If you spin a top that's balanced on its point, it will turn well, but
if you spin it without balancing it, it will shake. Therefore, you
must make a family that is balanced and interacts well. Then
everything will be solved. You must make a family four position
foundation centering on that balance of love.
The husband should think of God, all people, and his wife, and
centering on God, who is a trinity, he must endeavor to make himself
and his wife one body. Since Adam and Eve fell without establishing
that standard, we first must give effort to accomplish this. We are
living by sacrificing ourselves in order to love God and all people.
You should think that you received the Blessing for this. If you do
so, the realm of fall that was brought about at the time of Adam and
Eve's period of engagement will be restored through indemnity without
any condition for accusation. This is the Principle. The fallen world
is a world that centers around the self. It does not first think of
God's love, humankind, descendants, all things, the universe or
anything else. We must always be aware of that.
This time I ordered all the blessed wives, without exception, to go
out to where they have been witnessing before. I did not tell the men
to go out. Do you understand?
But the wife should be one in heart with her husband. She should be a
wife who can inspire her husband's mind. In other words, she has to be
able to make the husband become an offering. You must know that. In
order to do that, you must report to your husband by giving him effort
and devotion. In that way, you must become united in mind with your
husband. By doing that, even though only the mother is going out
witnessing alone, back in the household, the husband and children
should become one and greet with joy the mother when she returns with
victory. If that does not happen, the condition to restore fallen
Eve's children on this earth cannot be established. We are doing this
work in order to indemnify that.
What is the significance of this three-year period? It signifies a
period of giving birth to Jesus again. Jesus died after three years of
public life, right? Because of whom did he die? He died because of
Eve. He died because of woman. That is why Jesus has to be given birth
again. Through the mother, Jesus can be reborn, inherit her
foundation, and pass it to the children.That way, the children can
finally become children who are better than Jesus. This is the natural
Since Jesus died without marrying, he is in a position of an unmarried
bachelor. In this course, the being who is raised up in the place of
Jesus is the spiritual child. It is the same as the angelic world;
that is, Jesus is in the position of an archangel. Do you understand?
Thus, you give redemption to spiritual children as substitutes. They
should become one with your children, then your children should
receive the inheritance, and the father and mother can be saved. Then,
the spiritual children who are in the position of Cain can also
receive salvation. This is the natural law.
Do you know how Jesus was born? You must give birth to children who
are better than Jesus. In order to do that, you must raise up three
disciples, like Peter, John and James. You must raise up spiritual
children who can offer their lives for you even in the valley of
death. If you do not do that, you will be struck to death by your
enemies. Your spiritual children are your protection.
Do you have spiritual children? Who should give birth to these
spiritual children? The woman has to give birth to them. You must know
that this period is an important period to fulfill all the conditions
required by the Principle.
In this three-year course, you must raise up three disciples like the
lost Peter, John and James. Centering on them you must raise up 12
disciples. Moreover, centering on them, you must raise up 70 followers
and up to 120 followers. You must do this centering on your tribe.
Why did I tell you to witness to 10 people in a bunch? Ten people
represent 10 tribes. In Principle terms, 10 tribes correspond to 12
tribes. Isn't it right? You are like the wives of the apostles
centering on Jesus. In that position, by setting up spiritual
children, I am trying to make you stand in the same situation as
making Jesus' clan. The period to do that is this three years.
Centering on family restoration through the three-year course, you
must restore completely the eight family members lost in Adam's family
and eight family members lost in Noah's family. If you do not restore
these within the three years, it will be a disaster. Thus, Father,
centering on the three-year course, has done the work to give the
Blessing to 36 couples, 72 couples and 124 couples.
If the blessed families had fought by committing their whole life for
three or more years after the Blessing, even to the point of becoming
beggars, this country would already have been restored. God does not
let rest someone who opposes a person who has given loyalty to God for
three or more years.
You must, without fail, be active for three years. And in that time
period, you should witness to and restore 12 or more people. Jesus had
12 disciples, representing Jacob's family, the sphere of Israel.
Following that, the Israelite people centered on Jacob had 70 elders.
They represented the nation of Israel. Originally, they are to be 72
persons, which is six times 12 people. If you add that to the first
12, you get seven stages -- seven times 12. Therefore, without
restoring 72 people you cannot do tribal restoration.
In order to establish an eternal foundation of rest for one's family
that cannot be invaded by the surrounding circumstances, one has to
restore 12 families. A trinity signifies the right to pass through the
three eastern gates that lead into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore,
in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven from any direction, you must
earn the victory of subjugating 12 people by serving them. Jesus had
three years to gather 12 disciples and win their heartistic unity with
him, but he failed. Without respecting God's child more than one's
life, there cannot be restoration. In the Unification Church we are
making that condition and are restoring it right now. Therefore, you
must witness to at least 12 people.
What does it mean to have three people as a center? If three is the
center, you still have the four directions of east, west, south and
north, but among those four directions there can be entrance and exit
only in one direction, the east. The sun rises from the east.
Therefore, in the spirit world, east means the fall season. For fall
to come again, one has to pass through winter, spring and summer. This
is the natural law. Thus in order to stand in a position not to
receive Satan's accusation, you need the perfection level standard of
the number 12.
Jesus could not become a tribal messiah in his three-year course of
public mission. But in this age, all humankind can inherit the
position of tribal messiah. No nation can be exempted. Now the
Unification Church people have to return to their hometown. The three
years prior to the time of engagement is the stage during which you
must restore the position of Cain. Next, by going back to hometown and
raising up Cain in your hometown centering on your wire, you are to
advance to the level of true parents. The period to accomplish this is
also three years. Everyone has to go through this seven-year course.
That is why, in the Unification Church, after the engagement and
Blessing, there remains a three-year course. This is the formula.
The reason I have sent blessed members to the regions is because they
have to fulfill the responsibility of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Now
is the time for wives to suffer hardships with the Holy Spirit. Even
if the region that you are given is small, that place is a microcosm
of the universe, and if you can be patient and endure in that place,
the restoration of that region will not take over seven years.
9. THE BLESSING IS THE LAST ROAD
You cannot belong to two sovereignties. You are couples for the sake
of a nation, so you can marry only once. In the same way, there cannot
be two worlds. Since you are husband and wife for the sake of the
world, you can only marry once. Moreover, there cannot be two Gods.
Since you are husband and wife for the sake of God, you can marry only
once. You should attend this ceremony thinking from this viewpoint.
Once you are married, you cannot be separated. The day you separate,
you will be in a situation worse than Satan. At that time Satan will
accuse you. Satan will think of you as Satan. Satan will accuse you by
saying, "You bastard, I fell at the perfection level of the growth
stage, but you trip intentionally over Father who is in the perfection
stage. You moron, do you think you can go to the Kingdom of Heaven? No
way." The person who separates will become more evil than Satan. Do
you understand? It is a fearful thing. Fearful. That kind of thing
should not happen. When such a person goes to the spirit world, he
will be caught in hell for sure.
If the Blessing had no such content, why would Father have suffered
hardships until now? Do you think Father suffers these things because
Father is worse than you are? I am doing this work because it is
absolutely necessary. In order to restore the fall, you must go the
Principle course with absolute conviction.
If you fail after receiving the Blessing, there will inevitably be an
indemnity condition. It will be there for sure. For this, there is no
forgiveness. Thus, the Unification Church is a fearful place. This is
not a threat; it is heavenly law.
In the sphere of the Blessing established by the Principle, there is
no room for forgiveness. Without conquering the love of the world,
God's ideal cannot be fulfilled. You can be free of Satan's
accusations and criticism only if you make your indemnity condition
thoroughly and restore your position in the universe.
Father has enabled you to establish the indemnity condition to receive
the Blessing and create a new family, and I tried to take
responsibility for your heavy burden. But if you transgress heavenly
law even after Father has carried out his responsibility, that sin is
the most fearful sin that will be transmitted down to dozens of
generations of descendants.
If a person who has been insisting on living in the Unification
Church's realm of heart has sexual intercourse freely with others as
he likes and begets children, who will take responsibility for that
person? Even God will not take responsibility for the one who has
transgressed the bounds of the Principle. In the Old Testament, for
the sin of adultery and sexual misconduct, the sinners were stoned to
death. What do you then do about something more serious? Therefore,
even in Japan, you must become stricter about that kind of thing.
If you blessed families transgress the law of heaven, you will beget
crippled children. You should go to the spirit world to see what
happens to those who have aborted babies in the womb that God has
What is the difference in value between a person who has passed
through the course of the Blessing and the many people who have
already gone to the spirit world? In terms of the standard of faith
there can be no comparison. If you abandon this heavenly grace, Satan
will accuse you. The archangel became Satan at the standard of the
growth stage, but since you fell at the perfection stage, Satan will
The Blessing is the ultimate road. It is a great error to think that
it is a marriage which can be swept away mindlessly by an
irresponsible storm of life. This is a precious time, which is
centered on the heart of the universe. When man and woman perfect
their personalities centering on God's love, and they have a clear
view of their purpose, all difficulties and agony disappear. If you
maintain that standard, there can be no such thing as another fall on
From now on, you should be filled with the heartistic honor of the
unfallen ideal of creation and you should live with a grateful heart,
committing your whole life. If you face difficulties, they are not for
inflicting pain upon you. God is making you go the way of suffering in
order to dispense more of the infinite blessings that heaven has
gathered up until now. We can be truly thankful for this.
The husband and wife who have been brought together by the love of
God's heart should form a sphere of family life through affection and
love. In order to enter the eternal Kingdom of God, you must become a
husband and wife who will fulfill the purpose of creation with clear
purpose and conviction.
What we have learned about through the Unification Principle is the
realm of the heart. This standard of heart is above the standard which
the human progenitors possessed before the fall. Therefore, if we
fall, that sin is heavier than the sin of Satan, who corrupted Adam
and Eve, who were at the standard of the perfection level of the
growth stage. Even Satan would curse that person. There is no road of
salvation for him. You must know that there exists such a very
fearful, last road.
The fall of the human ancestors happened in the process of growth
before the realm of parents could be established. But today you have
met the True Parents. Therefore, if you fall, that will result in
going beyond the boundary of historical evil, and you will stand in a
position worse than Satan. You probably realize by now how precious
your position is.
The Blessing is the most precious and at the same time the most
fearful gift. That for which humankind has been hoping, in the course
of a history full of resentment, is the Blessing. But after receiving
the Blessing, on the day that you go against the standard for which
God has been yearning and for which the person who gave you the
Blessing hopes, it is proper that you receive the accusation of God
and the accusation of the person who blessed you. If that happens, it
would mean the same as receiving the accusation of both the spirit
world and the physical world, and there will be no place for you to
stand. Since you will have violated the servant's victorious right of
dominion, the adopted son's victorious right of dominion, and the
child's victorious right of dominion, you become a criminal on three
levels. If there is any judgment, you shall receive the judgment
first. For that reason, the Unification Church is creating the
movement to restore the victorious right of dominion.
Among Unification Church members, there are some people who are saying
things such as: "Since one's spirit can go up and down, you can hate
someone and then love someone, but what is a man to do when a woman's
face is always ugly to him?" Do you understand? He is saying, "The
Blessing is good, but shouldn't my wife's face be pretty, too?" But
Father does not think like that. How frightful and preposterous it is
to drag in these traditions from fallen history. If a man understands
the enormity of God's Will, then no matter how ugly his wife is, he
will love her despite her appearance. His only worry about her will be
that she might run away. Man, no matter what, will face disaster if
his wife disappears.
If that is the case, would that person do whatever he likes? When I
bring judgment, let's see what happens. God's Will will remain, and
Satan's will will disappear. If a blessed person marries someone else
and begets children, they will disappear from this earth. Do you
understand what I am saying? Thus, a person who has received the
Blessing cannot have a different mind when working. How do we handle
this kind of problem? Because of this, Father has headaches. If I
could, I would do anything to prevent this from happening, but each
person has free will.
Since I know that the abandonment of love is not a light thing, I
cannot deal with it as I like. The betrayer should experience shame
for having done such a thing. Then where is the one standard which can
justify that? Do you understand? You must know that Father has long
thought about that and has agonized over it.
In this world, the standard is just to take vengeance on the person
who has betrayed you. God Himself has developed the providence of
taking vengeance on the person who has betrayed Him and in that way
subjugated Satan. So can Father decide by himself to set up the
standard of forgiveness? This is truly a pity. It might not matter to
you if you don't know these problems, but Father has to take
responsibility for them directly. If you make a mistake, in the future
the entire blessed realm could be accused. There could remain a ground
of resentment which could bring an unexpected result. Then what should
be done about that? What should be done about those people who betray
love? By sending them to the road of death and making them suffer
through many times more hardships, I must enable them to establish a
condition of ultimate indemnity. Father is trying to open up a way to
go over even that kind of problem.