Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE HOLY WEDDING OF TRUE PARENTS AND THE BLESSED FAMILY
THE HOLY WEDDING AND SEVEN-YEAR COURSE OF THE TRUE PARENTS
1. THE HOLY WEDDING CEREMONY -- THE PEAK OF HARDSHIP AND PERSECUTION
In the background of the Holy Wedding Ceremony of the True Parents in
1960, there was so much content to be resolved through indemnity
conditions for the 4,000-year history from Adam to Jesus and the
2,000-year history from Jesus to the present time. Even though the
ceremony had worldwide cosmic significance, only a few people actually
participated in it.
The preparation period for the ceremony, from 1953 to 1960, was a
period of unimaginable persecution. During that period, more than 3.6
million people, more than three denominations, and the Korean
government persecuted the Unification Church. In spite of such
terrible circumstances, Father won the victory by establishing the
necessary indemnity conditions and finally held the Holy Wedding
Ceremony in 1960. That day determined the destiny of the Unification
Father's Holy Wedding Ceremony is a gigantic worldwide and cosmic
event to be eternally commemorated on earth. All the vertical
indemnity conditions on the world level were resolved horizontally on
that day, through the accomplishment of physical and spiritual
Centering upon Father, the recreation of history took place. The
victorious family standard should begin from the individual Jacob's
position. Therefore in 1960, 14 years after the Korean liberation from
Japanese colonization, Father started his family. In order to restore
Jesus' failure,14 years, the time up to the completion level of the
growth period, are needed. It is similar to Jacob's restoring his
family in 14 years. In the historical year 1960, the separation of the
family from Satan's side back to God's side took place.
Because Father's original three-year course failed, 14 years were
needed to indemnify it. For the first time in human history, a God-
desired family was born in 1960. During that period, established
Christianity and the Korean government together wanted to get rid of
the Unification Church, just as Judaism and the Israelite government
crucified Jesus 2,000 years ago. Until the day before the Holy Wedding
Ceremony, Father had to go to the police department for investigation.
The people in the 12 disciples' position in the Unification Church
also opposed Father, as Jesus' 12 disciples betrayed him. Just as the
Jewish government, Judaism, and Judas in oneness all wanted to kill
Jesus, so Unificationists, established Christianity, and the
government together opposed the Unification Church.
April 1960 was the peak of hardship and persecution. Father was
standing on the borderline, trying to decide whether or not to go
forward one more step. To accomplish this historically new work during
such a terrible crisis is to return the utmost glory and joy to God.
The historical day of marriage that Jesus mentioned was finally
accomplished through the Holy Wedding Ceremony.
From this point, radical development centering upon God started taking
place. Jesus died without establishing his bride, but Father genuinely
restored the providence by welcoming his bride.
The Blessing ceremony of the Unification Church, centering upon
Father's Holy Wedding Ceremony, became the target of persecution from
the satanic world through the conventional churches.
Jesus should have established the order of the Blessing in spite of
being persecuted by the Jewish people and Judaism. But he couldn't
establish the Blessing before his crucifixion. When Father started
restoring God's Will by establishing the Blessing, Satan and his side
were fully mobilized to oppose the Unification Church.
Prior to the Holy Wedding Ceremony, Satan tried to oppose Father
through an anonymous accusation note sent to the police station. In
the midst of the opposition from the governmental and national
authorities centering upon the conventional churches, the Holy Wedding
Ceremony commenced. It was not a celebration or a festival, but a
battlefield between God and Satan. Because God's dominion and Satan's
dominion would be determined depending on the success or failure of
the Holy Wedding Ceremony, it was held in an extremely serious
atmosphere. By holding the Holy Wedding Ceremony at the intersection
of good and evil, Father was able to return glory to God.
Jesus claimed the family of love and the world of love. By the way, it
is an amazing fact that Father could launch the age of heartistic
The bride that the Messiah welcomes is an individual, but she
represents the whole world and meets him at the central point.
Therefore, Satan opposes the meeting by mobilizing all the power of
the nation. Because the satanic Cain world begins to break down when
the Messiah and his bride meet and set up the center, the satanic
world wants to destroy the Messiah's family by mobilizing all the
authority and force of the world against them.
When a religion doesn't support the Messiah's family, it comes to
belong to Satan; even when a religion doesn't take any stand by being
neutral, it automatically belongs to Satan. This means that when the
central religion, Christianity, doesn't accept the Messiah, all the
religions and all the nations come to belong to Satan. That's why
Satan does everything to keep Christianity from accepting the Messiah.
Therefore, the Messiah and his bride meet in the midst of attack and
opposition from all nations. The Holy Wedding Ceremony is not held in
a well-prepared environment but on a battlefield. Father held the Holy
Wedding Ceremony on such a battlefield in 1960.
By going through this complicated indemnity course, the legitimate
couple was born for the first time in human history. Finally, after
God's suffocating fight with Satan for thousands of years, and by
overcoming spiritual death, the ideal couple which God originally
desired has been established. The True Parents -- the long-cherished
desire of God -- were finally established on earth. From that point,
the substantial four position foundation centering upon God's true
love could ensue.
2. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THREE DISCIPLES PRIOR TO THE HOLY WEDDING
CEREMONY OF THE TRUE PARENTS
Jesus definitely needed three disciples. Adam and Eve had three
archangels, but they didn't serve Adam and Eve. As a result, the
fallen world was formed. In order to stand in the position of
perfected parents, the Messiah and his bride must have three
absolutely obedient disciples in place of the three archangels.
Otherwise, we cannot drive Satan out of the physical world. People who
symbolize the three archangels and the three ages (Old Testament Age,
New Testament Age, and Completed Testament Age), and who indemnify all
the Cain-side problems in-history, are definitely needed. Those three
people are to be completely obedient to the returning Lord, who comes
to indemnify at one time horizontally the vertical history of the Old
Testament Age, New Testament Age and Completed Testament Age.
In order for Father to hold the Holy Wedding Ceremony, he had to
restore the three disciples who betrayed Jesus.
One more purpose of the Holy Wedding Ceremony was to indemnify Adam's
family. Adam and Eve fell through the conjugal relationship. The fall
took place through a couple, so restoration cannot be done alone. Man
alone cannot be restored or saved completely. A woman alone cannot go
to the Kingdom of Heaven, either. Two are needed to solve the problem.
The standard of True Parents should be established on earth by
restoring the fallen Adam and Eve. In order to do that, the problem
should be solved centering upon the three disciples representing the
Jesus is to replace Adam, and the Lord of the Second Advent is to
replace Jesus. The returning Lord cannot stand in the True Parent's
position without having three absolutely obedient spiritual children.
Those three disciples are to be sons of filial piety (to the Lord),
who can go over the boundary of life and death and who can follow
their Abel in the midst of severe persecution. In April 1960, Father
established three such disciples.
On that foundation, Father set up the family which is composed of 12
children, like Jacob's family. Centering upon the three disciples --
the three. sons -- Father gradually set up this standard.
The Holy Wedding Ceremony of 1960 substantially determined the
parental position on the foundation of having three disciples
representing the three sons of Adam's family, the resurrected Cain,
Abel and Seth. This Holy Wedding Ceremony is a significant celebration
to indemnify the disunity of the three sons and the parents in Adam's
family, which was the source of God's deep resentment. This Holy
Wedding that took place in April 1960, in Korea, for the first time in
history, was an event of universal significance. From that moment, the
fortune of the new history started.
Father established three children in the completion level of the
growth stage in 1960. The three children symbolize Peter, John and
Prior to Father's Holy Wedding Ceremony in 1960, Father matched three
couples, and right after Father's Holy Wedding Ceremony the three
couples were blessed. To bless three families is to set up the
condition that Peter, John and James, centering upon Jesus, stand in
God's ideal realm. The absolutely indivisible, victorious foundation
was established on that day.
To set up the three families prior to the Holy Wedding Ceremony is to
set up the ideal of bride and bridegroom for Jesus' three disciples.
It also signified the establishment of the victorious lineal
foundation. The three families became the central families to
indemnify all the families in our fallen history.
When the three couples are blessed centering upon the True Parents,
eight family members are formed. These three families represent
Adam's, Noah's and Abraham's families, and they are the restored Cain-
type families. From here the direct, lineal children of God can be
born. These three families are the Cain-type figures set up as the
children of the returning age, replacing Jesus' three disciples. By
serving the Lord of the Second Advent, they are to stand as the
restored archangels. Therefore, the three families are the restored
families of the three archangels.
3. THE AGE IN WHICH PARENTS PIONEER WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY
In 1960, the Unification Church stood on the completion level of the
growth stage. In order to reach the perfection stage from that point,
seven years were needed. That was the first seven-year course. When we
reach the perfection standard, we are to enter God's direct dominion.
The direct dominion is the stage where God directly dominates our
hearts and our living.
The first seven-year course is the course in which parents pioneer
with the responsibility. During this period, Father had to arrange all
the internal and external conditions so that Satan could not accuse
Father's family as he developed the providence centering upon his own
family. Father and Mother in complete oneness as the representatives
of humankind were to resolve all the heartistically alienated,
complicated human problems during this seven-year course. They were
supposed to stand on the heartistic site bound to the world. Father
restored through indemnity the way for Jesus, Jesus' family and Jesus'
tribe. In order to connect the one tribal dominion of God to the world
level, Father has been holding the Blessing ceremonies.
By 1967, the national standard was established, and it was connected
to the world level in 1970. In other words, through the Blessing,
Father laid the foundation for all the tribes in the world to follow
his victorious tradition.
The parents who are not fallen are called true parents. But Adam and
Eve became fallen parents. As a result, the struggles and indemnity
for 6,000 years have been left to humankind. That is due to the
original parents' mistakes.
Who should take responsibility for that? Parents should take
responsibility. They shouldn't leave that responsibility to their
children. Due to the parents' mistake, the individual, family, tribe,
nation and world became the foundation which Satan could accuse.
Parents should cut that off by setting up indemnity conditions. The
period to cut this off was the first seven-year course -- until the
end of 1967.
Therefore, the way for Satan to accuse was blocked during the second
seven-year course. You are now in the safety zone.
Who is to go the first seven-year course? Parents should go this
course. Because Adam and Eve fell in the completion level of the
growth stage, parents should go the way. They are to go centering upon
God, not centering upon man or woman. When the blessed family is
formed at this level, the center should always be God. When a blessed
couple conflicts with God's will, even though they are very intimate,
they have to get rid of those intimate elements and stand in the
public position. They are not to guide their lives by discussing with
each other in a reasonable way what is humanistically correct and
fair. They are to go completely centered on God.
When a man stands in the subject position, his wife should be
absolutely obedient in front of him. The Abel and Cain relationship
applies to the man and woman relationship. There should be absolute
obedience with no objection. The more objection the couple has, the
more obstacles will block their way. God has been leading such a
Father won the substantial victory by going through the seven-year
course through such a process. To go through these 7 years and set up
these indemnity conditions, Father fought with myriads of nations and
with countless denominations.
Here Father must determine the standard of parents on that victorious
foundation; then he can proclaim God's Day.
During this seven-year course, Mother should be completely one with
Father. She should show absolute obedience to Father. There should be
no objection. She may have the emotions of a woman and she may
encounter various troubles as the mother of a family. But those
problems shouldn't be primary. Various and complicated matters,
including a woman's emotional problems, are involved in becoming one
In order to eradicate all those problems, Father fought for seven
years. Father didn't work for the church during that period. You have
been fighting externally for the sake of the nation, but the root of
your activity is this standard of complete oneness of Father and
Mother. Even though you prepared the victorious national foundation,
it would have been in vain without the determination of this standard
of oneness of husband and wife. The essence is the foundation of the
Jesus sacrificed his whole life for the sake of the world, abandoning
his physical family and relatives. That's why Father was not supposed
to witness to his physical tribe and relatives during this seven-year
course. Father marched forward with the heart that anyone who follows
God's will is my father and my brothers.
Father's kinsmen were sacrificed in North Korea during this seven-year
course. Because they had to indemnify the failure of Jesus' relatives,
I knew that they might be trampled to death or horribly overcome by
On the way out of Pyongyang, I could have met my parents; but I had to
depart for South Korea in order to save other tribes first. You are
the very ones that I wanted to meet by sacrificing my family and
abandoning all my relatives.
4. THE COURSE OF THE FAMILY-LEVEL CROSS OF TRUE PARENTS, OR THE WAY
OF THE CROSS IN THE TRUE FAMILY
Until 1967, there was a separate providence centering upon Father's
family; God and Father could not go around this law. Father had to
create the most trustworthy environment in the most difficult time.
Humankind's 6,000-year history was the history of the individual
cross, but the time for the family-level cross remained. Then who is
to carry the family-level cross? Nobody has wanted to shoulder it so
far. Jesus was supposed to go forward into the world with his family,
carrying the national cross. Because Jesus died shouldering the
national cross, Father had to reindemnify it. Due to Jesus' death, the
way of the individual cross and of the family-level cross remained --
the dual indemnity course was left. In order to accomplish this.
Father walked the way of the individual cross until 1960.
This 14-year course is the same as Jacob's 14-year course. When he had
gone over this period, Father could establish the four position
foundation of the family level on earth.
In walking the way of the individual cross, one is not to receive or
to accept sympathy from anyone. One shouldn't sympathize with anyone
or receive any sympathy from others during this indemnity course.
After completing the individual indemnity course in 1960, Father
launched the way of the family-level cross. That's why I stopped
leading you directly. Until the summer of 1961, Father himself led
Sunday service, but I stopped then because the internal problems
within my family were more desperate for the providence. Father's
focus at that time was how to indemnify the family-level cross in
order to successfully restore the 6,000 years of fallen history. By
going through all of these courses, Father could establish "Parents'
Day," "Children's Day," "The Day of All Things" and "God's Day." You
don't know how much Father internally suffered from 1960 until the
first day of 1968 when he proclaimed God's Day. You will never know
how Father has gone through this course.
5. MOTHER'S SEVEN YEAR COURSE.
The fall started from Eve -- the woman. The Bible doesn't state in
detail, but Eve must have been 16 years old at the time of the fall.
Due to Eve's fall in her adolescence, she lost the standard of the
mother of humankind. Therefore, in restoration, the one who is to be
the True Mother for humankind should be chosen before she turns 20
years old. Father shouldn't be over 40 years old for the Holy Wedding
Ceremony. Because of this principled reason, Father loved his young
wife as his daughter.
Due to the fall, Eve didn't play the role of a loving daughter to God
or a younger sister and wife to Adam. Therefore, Father had to raise
up Mother as his daughter, love her as a younger sister, and then
treat her as his bride. As a result of the fall, Eve received false
love from false parents and her false older brother, so the one to be
Mother shouldn't have false parents or a false older brother.
Mother should be like a younger sister, a wife, and a daughter all at
the same time. She should not have a physical family or relatives to
whom she can appeal about her suffering whenever she faces
The first seven years after the Holy Wedding Ceremony were the period
to raise up Mother with heavenly education. During this period, Father
continually prayed for this, day and night. Even Mother didn't know
all the significance behind this period, but Father substantially
restored the heavenly daughter, heavenly spouse and the standard of
True Parents, all of which were lost by the fall. This is the way for
every fallen descendant to traverse. During the first three years,
Father sent Mother to another's house and let her suffer there. Due to
this harsh treatment, all the women in the Unification Church who were
jealous of Mother at that time became sympathetic with her. They all
came to Mother's side eventually. Then Mother could return to her
Mother had to go through the seven-year indemnity course with a strong
and bold heart. One great point of Mother is that she tried to trust
Father more than her physical father. She felt as if Father were her
grandfather. Mother trusted Father 100% more than her grandfather, her
father and her older brother.
After man's victory, woman should be victorious. That's why Mother had
to go through the indemnity course for seven years in the midst of
extreme opposition from the society and nation.
Because Mother fulfilled her responsibility, God's Day could be
established. Mother's faith in me was absolutely unchanging during the
seven years. She overcame the seven-year course with an attitude and a
conviction to follow Father at the cost of her life.
In order to indemnify Eve's distrust of God, Mother had to set up the
firm condition that could win God's 100% trust in her. Eve led her
husband Adam to fall, so in order to indemnify Eve's failure, Mother
had to win Father's 100% trust. Owing to Mother's victorious spiritual
foundation, which won the trust of both God and Father, God's Day
could be selected and established.
Seven years after the completion level of the growth stage, in the
eighth year, 1968, Father and Mother could appear on earth as the
husband and wife qualified at the completion level of the perfection
From that time, I with my family could launch the worldwide providence
beyond the national standard. That's why Father went to America at
6. THE PROVIDENTIAL MOTTO FOR THE 1960S
The year 1960 corresponds to the completion level of the growth stage.
The perfection stage is the following 7 years.
What were our mottoes for the 1960's? The first one was, "Let's make
this the year to leave the utmost result for your entire life." The
second one was, "Let's become Father's representatives." The third one
was, "Let's be the ones who can show the exemplary standard and who
can be proud of it." The fourth one was, "Let's be the victorious
subject." All those were talking about Father. In the view of
restorational history, I left the utmost result of my life in the
1960s. That's why we should fulfill our mission by being God's
representatives. In order to be God's representatives, we should have
the standard to show and to be proud of. The standard is to restore
the four position foundation in three years. Because Father fulfilled
that mission, the motto, "Be the victorious subject," could be
promulgated. That has been Father's battle so far; therefore, you
should enter the seven-year course in order to leave the utmost result
of your life centering upon this first motto. Next, you are to be
God's representative; be the victorious sons and daughters who can
console God's sorrowful history of being driven out by Satan in the
restorational battle. When you block Satan's accusation and make him
surrender to you, God will praise you as His victorious sons and
daughters in front of all things.
Since the completion of the four position foundation is the completion
of the purpose of creation, it is the principle to defeat the satanic
world. Therefore, we should create the victorious dominion to win
Satan's natural surrender; then we are to go forward into the world
with this victorious foundation. This is the formula. You should be
able to leave the utmost result of your life with the first motto.
Then, when does your seven-year course start? The first seven-year
course has been fulfilled in view of the whole; but your own
individual seven-year course should start depending on your decision.
The motto of the first year of the seven-year course was, "Let's make
this the year to leave the utmost result of your entire life." The
second year's was, "Let's be Father's representatives." The third
year's was, "Let's be the ones who can show the exemplary standard and
who can be proud of it." The motto from the fourth year until the end
of seven-year course was, "Let's be the victorious subject." In the
first three years, Father blessed 36,72 and 124 couples, and assigned
them to mission areas. It was like distributing the new land to the 12
tribes after the Israelites entered Canaan.
The new historical age opened in 1960. The new tribe, new nation and
new world were to be formed during this period. Centering upon this
cardinal point, Father held several Blessing ceremonies. The blessed
families have extended the victorious shield (cardinal point of the
victory) to the nation and world in the course of the restorational
The rapid change of history since 1960 is due to God's dispensation
centering upon the Unification Church. The modern historians don't
know why we've entered such a great transitional period. You should
know clearly that the Blessing is given to show a good example.
The spirit world has been in great confusion so far. When the river
flows and gathers in the sea, it forms a huge ocean. The spirit world
was composed of many dams forbidding the flow of water; that's why the
water couldn't flow to the sea. But now is the time to destroy the
dams and the walls. Since 1960, the historical process of destroying
the dams has taken place, so the spirit world is in great confusion.
The final factor of victory is determined by the physical world, not
by the spirit world. Originally a couple fell together, so restoration
should be centered upon one family. The cooperation of husband, wife
and children is vital. The three generations of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob, centering upon Noah's three sons' families, formed the
foundation of indemnity.
Prior to 1960, Father was focused on fulfilling the individual
mission. I overcame those years of receiving all kinds of persecution
and hearing all the bad rumors. In 1960, Father could develop God's
love horizontally by establishing the family; and then the foundation
extended through the following Blessing ceremonies.
In order to receive the Blessing, you are to love God most of all. You
should love Him more than you love your parents, your family or
yourself. Because to receive the Blessing is to take up the cross of
love, some members had to leave their families for the Blessing. It
was like Jesus' teaching that "Anyone who loves his or her parents or
spouse more than me cannot become my disciple." Abraham had to leave
Ur in Chaldea to follow God's call; likewise, some had to leave their
home towns. That propels the bad rumors even more. Such abnormal
phenomena happened not by force but by each individual's internal
7. THE BLESSING OF 36, 72 AND 124 COUPLES
All Koreans opposed the mass wedding ceremonies in the 1960s. One
after the other, about 15 people sent accusation notes to the police
department in order to put Father in jail. Unless we stand up against
such opposition and persecution from the world, the twisted history
cannot be indemnified. The mass wedding ceremony was such a terrible
pandemonium that even policemen were mobilized to stop the fights. The
wedding ceremony was held inside with all the doors locked while
people outside were shouting and raising a terrible commotion. This
was the first such wedding ceremony in history. After the first three
years of holding such a controversial wedding ceremony, Father felt it
was like a dream. There's a clear reason for that. It was not the
result of Father's miscalculation. Father never runs a losing
Father's marriage and the 36 Couples' marriage shouldn't be held under
the auspices of the permission of their fallen parents.
The 36 Couples' Blessing ceremony in 1961 was also a turmoil. But we
moved onward, even though we had guards standing at the door.
Every parent opposed the 36 Couples' Blessing of the Unification
Church. These parents were rioting to get back their children. Because
human history started from false parents, True Parents must lead in
God's will. The government also opposed it; Father was negotiating
with the court at the time of the marriage. Father led an adventure in
the midst of total opposition.
At the time of Adam and Eve's fall, the whole universe was in complete
darkness. In order to indemnify this, the Holy Wedding of the
Unification Church was held with all the doors locked. People were
shouting outside, "Give me back my son and my daughter. What are you
going to do with our sons and daughters?" They were upset at the fact
that their children's marriages were handled by Father when it was
their business to take care of their children's marriages. Satan stole
God's children, so Father was bringing God's lost children back.
According to the Principle, God cannot help but stay with the
Unification Church. The negative parents who were opposing the wedding
now say to me that the marriage was wrong, but they ate happy to have
good sons in law.
Providential history has been prolonged because Cain, in the position
of the archangel, couldn't be obedient to Abel, in the position of
Adam. In order to indemnify this, the 72 Couples, in the position of
Cain, were established in front of the 36 Couples, in the position of
The 36 Couples are in the position of the historical ancestors from
Adam to Jacob, and the 72 Couples are in the position to restore Cain
and Abel's families. I then blessed 120 Couples representing the
world. Upon the condition of forming Cain and Abel families centering
upon Jesus' family, I selected the holy grounds. Therefore, the 120
Couples represent all the nations of the world. Jesus began anew on
the world level by the oneness of the 120 disciples at the Pentecost;
likewise, the 120 Couples laid the worldwide foundation.
The returning Lord should indemnify Adam's family. Therefore, he is to
establish Adam-type, Noah-type and Abraham-type families as the
ancestors. In order to set up those vertical ancestors, Father blessed
36 Couples (12 couples of Adam-type, 12 Couples of Noah-type, and 12
Couples of Abraham-type families). Centering upon those ancestors,
Father blessed 72 couples as Cain and Abel-type families. And the 120
Couples symbolize the leaders of the 120 nations of the world.
The 36 Couples are the resurrected bodies of the fallen ancestors; the
72 Couples are the resurrected bodies of the children of the
ancestors; and the 120 Couples are the resurrected bodies of the
people in the world. Therefore, when they become one, the family,
children, and whole world also will be united. That's why Father will
be directly responsible for those blessed couples (36, 72, 120
The 36 Couples are in the position of the ancestors and the 72 Couples
are the restored family of Cain and Abel in front of the 36 Couples.
In other words, Cain and Abel are restored simultaneously through the
120 nations of the whole world.
The 36 Couples,72 Couples and 120 Couples are one team which cannot be
separated. The 36 Couples are historical ancestors, the 72 Couples are
sons and daughters, and the 120 couples are archangels representing
the worldwide tribal factions. So the ancestors, Cain and Abel, and
the 12 tribes are to be totally one. Restoration history seeks unity.
When the 36 Couples, who are ancestors, and the 72 Couples, who are
Cain and Abel, become one, a family is formed. The 120 Couples and 120
disciples are the worldwide extension of the 12 tribes of this family.
When the four position foundation is centered upon God, Satan has to
retreat. In the Unification Church, which accomplished the worldwide
standard of development on earth centering on the True Parents, there
were the Blessings of the 72 Couples and 120 Couples. The 120 Couples
symbolize the representatives of the nations in the world. Similarly,
to start a worldwide providence, Jesus established 120 disciples.
Jesus spiritually led the salvation providence by using those
disciples on the front line. Father's mission was to establish
substantially those front liners whom Jesus spiritually established.
That was accomplished, so next Father was to bless all things. After
finding the figures that God wanted, Father should find all things. In
order to set up this condition, Father in 1965 had a world tour and
established 120 holy grounds centering on 10 nations. The
international holy grounds became the starting point of a big
transition of fortune. Centering on three disciples, Jesus wanted to
organize ideal families on earth with 12 apostles, 70 chief apostles,
and 120 followers. But Jesus died without fulfilling this ideal. So,
Father has to dissolve all resentment resulting from the unfulfilled
ideal and restore the failure of Adam and Eve.
The next providential step is to restore the dominion over all things.
Through the fall, man lost his dominion over all things, so in order
to restore it, Father selected and established 120 holy grounds in
1965. To extend the national level of the victorious providential
foundation to the world level, Father brought Korean soil and rocks to
the selected holy grounds on his world tour. Without restoring the
foundation of all things, Father couldn't act internationally.
In order to set up the foundation on which God could proceed, Father
selected 120 holy grounds in 40 nations. That providence was to extend
True Parents' victorious foundation into the world. By establishing
120 holy grounds in 40 nations, the heavenly way was opened to restore
all things on the worldwide level.
When we pray at the holy ground where Korean soil and rocks have been
implanted, the road will be open to restore the national sovereignty
of God. By selecting and establishing holy grounds for the restoration
of all things, for the first time a door to receive God's Day was
opened. In 1968, after victoriously completing the first seven-year
course, God's Day was declared.
We should know how big the children's duty and responsibilities are.
Whether or not the 36 Couples, 72 Couples, and 124 Couples fulfill
their responsibility is truly influential. When those children fulfill
their responsibility in front of God, the resentment of modern people
and spirit men will be resolved.
8. THE PERIOD IN WHICH FATHER SELECTED AND ESTABLISHED THE LOST DAYS
It is our pride that the Unification Church has big holy days like
God's Day, Parents' Day, Children's Day and the Day of All Things,
which don't exist in the secular world. In order to restore the lost
days, we should resolve the twisted history, and to celebrate the days
we should establish the fundamentals of the heavenly family centering
on God's love. You have to know that the Unification Church is such a
As you all know through the Principle, if the first ancestors, Adam
and Eve, had not fallen, God's Day, Parents' Day and the Day of All
Things would have been declared on the day of their Blessing. If that
had happened, all those days would have been established in one day.
Due to the fall, we have had to restore those days through the seven-
year-course. That is a sad process for the fallen world.
God gave the first Blessing in 1960, with the remaining seven years of
the completion stage to go. Until now, human beings have been under
satanic dominion because of the fall. Because a figure appeared and
tried to destroy satanic power, Satan has been desperately attacking
that figure and his family. But finally, Father could declare God's
Day, Parents' Day, Children's Day and the Day of All Things while
setting up the indemnity conditions and having a bloody fight with
Satan. All these days were established in the first seven-year-course.
Because God restored the days which had been stolen by Satan, He could
establish a perfect standard on earth. On the foundation of success
fully having driven Satan away, a groom and a bride could meet each
other. Receiving the day of that meeting has been God's long cherished
desire and the 2,000-year-old wish of Christianity. The groom
represents Jesus and heaven, and the Holy Spirit as the female spirit
represents the earth. The Unification Church is the fundamental
driving force which has demolished satanic power and made heaven and
earth become one by bringing about the meeting of the groom and bride.
The Holy Wedding Ceremony is a ritual in which God for the first time
in human history blessed an ideal couple, and it is also the
historical wedding in which fallen man is endowed with True Parents.
Because of that, God's Day, Parents' Day, Children's Day and the Day
of All Things were established. We should know that all of these were
accomplished through the victory of the first seven-year-course.
Having fallen parents has been the root of human resentment. But by
establishing Parents' Day on the foundation of the victory on the
heavenly side, finally the lineage of the parents who were qualified
to stand in front of God started. Therefore, from this point, blessed
Unificationists were to go forward. What is God's Day? It is the day
to accomplish God's will and His ideal; and the Ideal of man and all
things is also to be accomplished on this day.
God's Day is not only the day for God, but also the day for Adam and
Eve, all things and the cosmos. So far in the course of restoration,
God has been restoring first all things, next children, and finally
parents, which means that parents spiritually had to bear the entire
cross. Therefore, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have been persecuted, but
that is just during the period of Christianity. In our time, we are to
To establish Parents' Day is to go over the growth stage with the
cross of Parents' Day, Children's Day and the Day of All Things. After
accomplishing those days, finally God's Day is to be declared. Through
indemnity, parents come into being, and then children exist. By having
children they are to dominate all things. In order to create such a
form, Parent's Day, Children's Day and the Day of All Things were
made, and when those days become one and are connected to God, they
lead to God's Day. During this seven-year course, Father had to go
over the growth and the completion stages.
Parents and children were supposed to subjugate all things and the
angels. Because this was not accomplished in the Garden of Eden, such
a structural foundation has to be restored. After making a God-
centered foundation, we were to enter God's direct dominion.
Therefore, the establishment of God's Day on the first day of 1968 is
to match the standard of entering into God's original dominion, which
should have been preceded by the oneness of parents, children, all
things, and God-centering on the family-level foundation in the Garden
of Eden. On such a foundation, three stages arc formed centering on
Father, who is free to enter God's direct dominion, the blessed
families, and the Unification Church.
Father's family, the blessed families, and the Unification Church,
respectively, symbolize the family of the Lord of the Second Advent,
the Christian family, and the whole world.
The whole world is in the formation stage, Christianity is in the
growth stage, and the Lord of the Second Advent is in the completion
stage. In laying such a foundation, Father even extended the
providence to the national level during these seven years. To connect
the national foundation to the world level is very significant. In the
second seven-year course, Father uses the blessed families to do that.
It is a miracle that Father has dealt with these incredible
restorational contents in his lifetime. Then, who is the ancestor of
miracles? Moses' crossing over the Red Sea counts for nothing. Is
there any meaning in crossing the Red Sea? All the miracles that Jesus
performed count for nothing. During the several decades of his life,
Father systematized the most precious, the most surprising, the most
enormous, and the most universal thought. Has it been simple or
When Father speaks something new, it sounds casual. But Father has
already thought about and investigated it deeply for a long time.
Reflect! When Father declared Children's Day and Parents' Day, did you
know the meaning? Or of Father's three children? You knew only when I
explained them after the work was done, didn't you? And suddenly the
"Day of Heartistic Resurrection," the "Day of Substantial
Resurrection," the "Day of All Things" and "God's Day" were declared.
Were they wrong? They are organized by Principle and perfectly
structured. Focusing on this structure, Father has been actualizing
Father laid a worldwide horizontal foundation with 36 Couples, 72
Couples, and 124 Couples in the first three-year course. The families
who are to start the second and third seven-year courses on that
foundation are responsible for laying a perfect horizontal foundation
for the nation (Korea). It is a very sad fact that there's a great
distance to go to accomplish the responsibility and the mission.
You should establish your own tribal Parents' Day, Children's Day, Day
of All Things and God's Day. That is the responsibility of the blessed
families in the Unification Church.