Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE VALUE AND THE MISSION OF THE BLESSED FAMILIES
1. THE VALUE OF BLESSED FAMILIES
Blessed families do not come to exist by their own power. Instead,
they have an historical significance coming from God and Father. They
came into being not by their own decision but by another's. Right
there lies God's desire. Owing to Father, the blessed families exist.
Creating the blessed families was what Jesus came to do as well.
God desires a family with the standard which exceeds the standards
that God has known thus far.
The blessed families start at the top of the growth stage. The blessed
families are in the position of being newly born, just like the True
The blessed families can attend God, whom fallen Adam and Eve lost the
chance to serve. Through the Blessing, families can substantially,
horizontally and directly restore the relationship which Adam and Eve
failed to have with the angelic world. Blessed families are the
foundation to restore all things. And they are also in the position of
God's sons and daughters who are standing on the perfect standard Adam
and Eve should have had.
The blessed families are established as the holy of hollies. God has
been seeking for blessed families for 6,000 years.
You are such precious entities that it is impossible to exchange you
for even the whole history because God, despite experiencing
unspeakable misery, has worked so hard to find you.
Blessed families have an indivisible lineage with heavenly fortune.
God wants to put the blessed families in the most precious place,
because they are ancestors who will be cherished for thousands and
thousands of years of human history; and they are also the root of
roots and the seed of seeds.
Blessed families are the ones who can rid God's history of sorrow.
The blessed families are those who are connected to the lineage of the
victorious family centering upon God.
"Blessed family" is a very frightening name and a terrifying place
because they are responsible for substance, blood lineage and heart.
What are the blessed families? They are like a stick. What kind of
stick are they? They are the stick which is like a bridge to help
cross over the world of death.
The family is a heavenly altar which can horizontally indemnify the
When we can bring all of our belongings in front of God with our
children, we become the horizontal substantial body which has restored
the vertical history. Without being blessed families, we cannot go in
front of God.
The condition to go over the historical, vertical bondage is to
establish blessed families.
How difficult is the Blessing? How many individuals, families, tribes
and countries have been sacrificed in the course of history in order
to find one heavenly family? The blessed families are found and
established at the cost of all these sacrifices.
Because the blessed families are cosmic families and a family
compounding vertical and horizontal history, they as heavenly children
should make perfect unity and completely destroy the satanic world. By
doing that, the blessed families create the Kingdom of Heaven.
The fact that a man and woman together create a family holds value.
Because the family ideal existed before the prehistoric age and will
exist eternally, we are able to live in the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth. The concept of the Kingdom of Heaven existed before history and
will remain even after history.
The blessed families nowadays are more precious beings than the
figures whom God needed in the course of history. Even looking
externally, they have concrete content. They are the heavenly families
who can represent history and whom Jesus has looked for and whom
myriads of forefathers hoped for. Everybody has been fighting to
establish this one foundation. In this regard, God sees the blessed
families as incredibly important.
The Unification Church has been created for family salvation, so
blessed families are the center of the Unification Church.
What is a blessed family? It is the entity which pursues the ideal of
the family centering upon God. It is the family which the Lord of the
Second Coming should establish and which posterity should establish
and which this woman right here also should make.
Due to Adam and Eve's fall, their descendants led a miserable history
of blood and distress. But you, as reborn descendants, will give birth
to the new descendants without sin. Therefore, regardless of the
sacrifices you have to make, you should be grateful and shouldn't
complain throughout your whole life.
What is your position now? You are in the position of having conquered
the Israel nation that God prepared for 4,000 years, and of inheriting
Judaism, which God wanted Jesus to receive, and of taking all the
conditions that were given to Joseph's family. Furthermore, you are in
the position to claim the status of bridegroom and bride which Jesus,
regardless of being chased and persecuted, wanted to establish.
Because you are in such a precious position, internal and external
persecution is inevitable. We are in a position transcending the small
Wedding Ceremony of the Lamb which the returning Jesus is supposed to
hold on earth after the 2,000-year course of suffering. That's why we
are not to lose the church, nation or tribes; rather we are in the
position to restore them. The reason Father orders blessed families to
become "national messiahs" is due to the importance of this time.
What is the blessed family's position? Because they already received
the Messiah and organized new tribes, they are in a position more
advanced than the Israelites who were hoping to receive the Messiah
centering upon Judaism. In this regard, an individual alone counts for
nothing, because it is the time for all blessed families to unite and
pioneer a new history.
When looking at the Unification Church from the perspective of the
parent's ideology, blessed families compose the heavenly tribe and all
the members centering upon blessed families compose the heavenly
nation. In that sense, Father deals with this nation of 30 million
people. The tribal standard, family standard and individual standard
are included in the national standard. The providence proceeds with
these vertical standards horizontally developed.
The blessed family is not a family for an individual; rather, it is a
representative family for the nation, world, heaven and earth . In
order for us to be reminded of this fact, family level trials and
indemnity approach us.
The blessed families represent the whole. The Blessing is a promise
for the future world. The blessed family, as the family in which God
dwells, should be in the position to share the Blessing with
The value of the blessed family is immeasurable.
Be grateful that there are blessed families in the Unification Church.
If blessed families have the same heart as Father, the people who
oppose them will be defeated.
When people oppose the blessed family with whom God directly
cooperates, they will instantly meet a disaster. It is the Principle
view that Satan cannot attack the God-centered family.
Only when we respect the blessed families with the same heart as God,
will we receive blessing. The blessed families are the entrance to
God. Through them, we can go in and out.
Some people may want to ask, "Rev. Moon talks a lot about such a
family. What is the difference between the blessed family of the
Unification Church and our families?" In both a man and a woman live
together. Then what is different? What if we compare the poorest man
in Korea with the richest man in Korea -- what is the difference?
Both have eyes, nose, mouth and ears. When we clothe the richest man
with the beggar's garments, he would look like a beggar. Even though
you are not a beggar, if you dress as a beggar, you look like a
beggar. But if the richest man died wearing a beggar's clothes, people
wouldn't say that a beggar died; they would say the rich man died.
Even though the external appearance is the same, the internal content:
is different. Likewise, the difference between the Unification Church
blessed family and other families is a difference of internal content.
You valued the family little until now. After knowing the Principle,
you realized that the family is essential. Just like a saying that the
rejected stone became the capstone of the building, the time has come
for you to realize the absolute necessity and dignity of the family.
That's why the Blessing is precious.
2. BLESSED FAMILIES SHOULD RECEIVE THE TRUE PARENTS' GUIDANCE
Let me ask the ladies here a question. Raise your hands if you meet
Father often in vision or prayer. Especially the women should receive
Father's guidance. When you make a sincere effort, you will be guided.
You have to be connected to Father. Having that quality of mind is not
enough. If you pray, you'll surely be taught. When a husband and a
wife in complete oneness pray, they'll be guided. Try to implant the
adolescent heart in your daily life, crying with yearning to see
Father. Have a burning heart to visit the church headquarters. . . If
you have that quality of heart, God will dwell in your family.
Married sisters definitely need Father's guidance, and brothers also
should sometimes receive Father's guidance over important matters.
Otherwise they cannot be a part of God's family. To make that kind of
family, you should pray and make earnest effort. You should make
effort with the knowledge of the aspect upon which God is focusing in
His restorational providence. Your effort should be directed to the
place to which God is directed; otherwise your prayer and effort will
not penetrate God. That's why the ones whose hearts are always
desperate to know as quickly as possible what's happening in the
church can come closest to God.
If blessed families lead a life distant from the church, their life is
wrong. Members should center on Father's family and God's will more
than on their spouse. Then Father will guide them directly. This is
different from other churches. It happens, transcendent of nationality
and race. That's the reason why our church develops internationally.
Unification Church members should receive direct guidance from Father
through vision or prayer. There are many members in the church who
directly receive Father's instruction wherever they go. What is
happening is more real than what happened in Jesus' time. Unification
Church members directly attend and live with Father. In the
Unification Church, there are much greater works than the works of
Jesus' time. That's why unity between the world and the Unification
Church is possible.
More than 65% of the Japanese members receive Father's direction
spiritually. That means that they are more advanced than you in
spiritual life. They prayed more than you and their yearning heart was
more intense than yours. If this situation continues, you will fall
behind them. It's different now than in the old days. Things were
vertical in the old days. It was a time of developing the vertical
aspect centering upon the vertical relationship, so spirituality grew.
Many were martyred to develop Christianity in the past. On such a
foundation, Christianity expanded internationally through a long
history. But it's different now. The light sparkles in the East and at
the same time it sparkles in the West. Do you understand what I mean?
Even though Father is here right now, he is directing all the nations
in the world. It is night in certain countries. It is true that light
is sparkling in the East, and simultaneously it is sparkling in the
West. Father has been dealing with such a history.
What should you consider most important in your family life from now
on? When Father teaches your wife and your children something in a
vision, you have to believe it. You should create an environment such
that if your daughter received teaching through a vision, other family
members would respect her words as God's, would consider them absolute
and would try to be one with them. If a husband doesn't receive
teachings, Father is to sure to teach centering upon his wife. If that
happens, you should (1) realize that God is near your family, and (2)
take your wife's words as God's. You'll see later whether it's good or
If you check with your Regional Leader, you will be able to see right
away. When Father appears through a vision or prayer, you should
analyze Father's facial expression, to see whether he is happy or sad,
and then figure out why he looks happy or sad. Even with the same sad
expression, the meaning may be different, according to whether you see
Father from the front or the side, and it also differs according to
whether he appears on the right or left side, or at the top or bottom.
You should be able to analyze and know the meaning. Father will surely
teach the person who always prays.
If such experiences often occur, you can take data from them and try
to match them with reality. You will know how God is leading your
family now and what will happen to your family in the future. If
there's one family member who receives teachings from Father through
visions, all family members should listen to that person, even all
through the night, and try to decide what action the family should
If you cooperate centering upon one person, that person will surely
receive Father's teaching. If there's a perfect plus, a perfect minus
automatically appears. Likewise, if the teaching through visions
completely matches the reality at least three times, the spouse or
children will become very curious and interested. In such a way, you
will expand the spiritual foundation. But so far you haven't had such
dreams, have you? That's why you need to pray and make a serious
effort. If you had such experiences, you would more clearly know the
existence of God and your life of faith would be successful. Things
are supposed to be like that.
Raise your hand if you are blessed. Centering upon what did these
blessed families come into being? It's not true that Father blessed
just for the well-being of, for example, the Park or Kim tribe. A
loving husband and wife should be totally one even though they have
two separate bodies. Is there any way for a couple to be one without
love? Is it possible to unify one nation without patriotic fervor --
love for the nation? Anything that says that it's possible to make
oneness without love is false.
The communist claim that. Communists make people follow by threat,
deception and menace. In order not to be beaten, people externally
become one in a communist society. But if the threatening force
disappears, people immediately turn away. Will they turn away or not?
That time definitely will come.
I hope for the establishment of such a family. You may not want it,
because you are much more handsome than I. Even though I'm uglier than
you, I hope for such a family. You like the family as it is now, don't
you? Do you hope for such a family? Do you think you'd better hope for
such a family? Then, you should listen to me even if you feel
disappointed about establishing such a family. Since Father knows
where the vein of gold is, you'd better just do what I told you to do.
When climbing a cliff, if I order you to climb upside down, you should
definitely do it. Until you reach the summit, you may feel like Father
is a dictator. Who wants to go the hard way? But once you reach the
destination, you'll exclaim by saying, "WOW!"
Some of you may have had an experience of pasturing cows. It's really
bothersome to feed fodder to cows. When I was young, I would whip the
cows on the way to the pasture. The ones who are laughing now had the
same experiences, right? I'm not the only one who did that. What could
I do when my parents ordered me to pasture the cows and to return at a
certain time, if I found that there was no grass on the flat land? In
that kind of situation, I would drive the cows out to the steep
mountain where my father's favorite meadow was. But halfway to the
meadow, the cows would want to eat a very paltry amount of grass. Then
I would hit them with a stick, saying, "How dumb all these cows are."
I didn't feel sorry. Have you felt the same? What would the cows do
when they reached the meadow after having been forced to cross the
river and climb the mountain? Do you think that if I ordered them not
to eat, hey would obey? Not only their tongue but also their lips,
ears, and even their eyes would devour the grass with gratitude.
Because Father knows a place such as that meadow exists in the
future,I discipline you now. But you don't realize that. You aren't
aware of the existence of such a place. If you knew clearly of such a
place, you would long for me to discipline you. Do you understand what
I am saying?
3. THE REASON FOR THE BLESSING
You should receive the Blessing of the Unification Church. In order to
establish the foundation upon which you will expand to the world,
Father gives the Blessing internationally. In other words, Father
restored all that Jesus couldn't fulfill in his lifetime. Therefore,
the Unification Church will never perish. Even if Father were to die
right now, Unificationism itself will come to lead the world.
Father blessed young men and young women so that they, in a public
position, can establish the exemplary families of the world.
The reason Father blesses young men and young women when they satisfy
certain qualifications is to let them become eternal sons and
daughters of God.
In the outside world, when a matchmaker arranges a marriage, he or she
receives a gift, but I did matchings by spending my own money. My
motivation to arrange your marriage is not for money; I did it for
your well-being and prosperity.
Where will the Unification members go? Father blessed you because he
wants you to be a couple, with arms and legs, to fight for the nation.
Reverend Moon blesses you for your descendants, not only for yourself.
You are allowed to be the blessed families on the foundation of God's
hard work. The reason God gives such a great blessing to you is not so
that you will inherit immediate happiness, but so that you will
shoulder the responsibility to establish your tribes.
To give the Blessing is to endow you with the qualification for the
new mission, "tribal messiahship." The Blessing qualifies you as
having completed the ideal of bride and groom for which Jesus hoped,
and Father, representing God, endows you with the mission of
4. THE MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BLESSED FAMILIES.
The one who receives the Blessing from God is God's representative.
Therefore you, after receiving the Blessing, with the establishment of
your family, are to conquer Satan. You are to judge Satan. And then
you are to be a victorious subject by restoring the four position
foundation. Because the blessed families received the most precious
love and life with the ideal of silent obedience and sacrifice, they
are to set up a heavenly tradition which their descendants will exalt.
This will restore the satanic world to the heavenly side.
Young blessed Couples should set up a majestic tradition and extend it
to the family, tribes, races, nations and the world. To prevent anyone
from destroying the tradition, you should set it up in the most
Father's life was a series of miserable situations; therefore, I have
many contents about which to talk and weep. That's the fun of human
life, because the shining tradition is buried in it.
For the progress of the Unification Church, Father has been bearing
the individual cross and the family-level cross. You don't know this
fact. To know it, you need to study the Principle minutely and pray
for at least ten years. If parents don't talk about the ordeals of
their life, children will not know. The matters and circumstances
which parents are not able to talk about dwell in their heart. The
blessed families of the Unification Church, as the tribes of Father
centering on Father's family, have a mission to restore all the races
on earth. In this way, the Unification Church is getting bigger and
bigger. Blessed Couples shouldn't stop at being parents of a family;
they should be parents for the tribe and nation at least. If they
don't love the nation with a strong conviction, disaster will befall
them. Jesus embraced heaven and earth with his ideology.
Who is to defend this country? We should defend it. Think if our
blessed families became the ones to keep "today" in front of God.
Blessed families are to be the front runners to pioneer the way of
indemnity during the restorational course. Because they shoulder the
indemnity conditions for the race and the nation, their descendants
will be proud of them. Until establishing the heavenly nation, the
blessed families as front runners should set the standard for the
earth and eternal spirit world. If such a tradition is established,
blessed families will become the target of interest. Our mission is
huge. We are to go the sacrificial way by shouldering the mission and
paying the indemnity to restore heaven and earth.
Those among the Unification Church members who were blessed first, who
were called first by love in front of humankind, should feel keenly
their absolute responsibility to accomplish the mission of spreading
out God's heart and will to their neighbors and society.
We should march forward with the conviction that the world will
respond in the near future. Even though the environment is not set up
for that, we should be able to proceed. We should go forward with the
conviction to found the heavenly nation, raising the victorious flag
as the princes and princesses of the battle line. You should know
clearly that from now on the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven is
the blessed family's mission. Blessed families are to be responsible
for God's 6,000-years of hard work and for the suffering of the Lord
of Second Coming, and they should bring the earth, humankind and
heaven into God's ownership. Because the meaning of the Blessing lies
in realizing the ideal of creation, we must be responsible for the
pain of history.
You should know that the blessed family's responsibility is incredibly
huge. You should be able to take over and inherit the heavenly grace
which has come over thousands and thousands of years as your own
The Blessing does not come free at all; it requires responsibility.
5. THE BLESSED FAMILIES HAVE THE MISSION OF THE CHIEF PRIESTS
What happens when you are blessed? You are restored to the level right
before the fall of Adam and Eve. And then what should you do? Because
the completion stage still remains to be traversed, you should realize
God's heart. By going through this process, you should realize God's
internal desire to restore fallen humanity. God sent His only son to
earth and made him responsible for the restorational history.
Likewise, the blessed families should go out to the satanic world by
sacrificing their children. While carrying their sons and daughters on
their backs, they have to be refugees like Joseph and Mary were while
hiding their baby Jesus in Egypt. Because your children are for the
world and God, you should believe that Father who loves us so much
will protect them. If you do so, God will put you in the position of
the substantial Lord who is to come on earth. Therefore, fulfill your
responsibility completely. You'll be kicked out if you have an
attitude like, "I'm blessed, so you should serve me."
What should we blessed families do? We have to do what Jesus couldn't
accomplish. Unless you go over such a position, you cannot be God's
sons and daughters. Jesus became God's son by dying on the cross, but
we can survive on earth and still be His sons. If that happens, we can
conclude that we will be better off than Jesus. Isn't that true?
Although Jesus led 12 disciples, he couldn't organize the tribes and
the nations. Furthermore, he lost the three chief disciples who were
supposed to rally and lead the 12 disciples, so Jesus couldn't help
but be expelled from the satanic world. Because Jesus was driven into
a comer by the nation, church, family, the disciples, and finally the
three main disciples, there was no way for him except to be a
sacrifice in front of the worst Satan.
The blessed families should be good examples in front of the nations
and churches. By being a good example, you can indemnify what Joseph's
family couldn't accomplish. The Unification Church on the
denominational level should indemnify and transcend what Judaism and
Joseph's family couldn't fulfill. Centering upon the national
standard, we should at once indemnify and go over the failure of the
family and the tribes. That was what you did last winter. Whose
irresponsibility caused the failure? It was Mary's. She couldn't
fulfill her responsibility.
Blessed families shouldn't wait idly for God's call and
acknowledgement. Instead, they are to create their own foundation with
tears of repentance, upon which God will be able to recognize and call
them. To let God carry their family in His bosom is the blessed
families' mission. In spite of this fact, how many blessed families
know their value?
It is a miscalculation to think that blessed families can live outside
on their own. They received the Blessing for the sake of Father's
family and to defend their Abel position. The blessed families exist
to protect the family, life, and assets of the Lord of Second Coming.
Their life and assets exist to help God's family and their life to
develop. What should be done to bring development? The Lord is to set
up blessed families and their assets as the fertilizer and is to
absorb them. That's the principle for development. The supply from the
other fields is essential to development. Without supplying,
development is impossible. Isn't that true? Without being supplied, we
can not progress.
Blessed families should fulfill the mission of the chief priests. The
chief priests don't have any belongings to be shared except the ones
which God gives. In order to handle the sacrifices offered by 10,000
people with sincere hearts, the chief priest should have a more
sincere and faithful heart than any one among the 10,000 people.
Otherwise he will be judged by the universal law.
Because the Jews couldn't protect Jesus on an individual level
according to God's internal will 2,000 years ago, Jesus had to pass
away without establishing an individual foundation. Next, Joseph's
family and Zechariah's family didn't protect the family level upon
which Jesus could stand firmly. You should do the work. There should
be a family which is willing to be responsible and to protect
internally and externally the suffering path of Father's family at the
family level as well as at the individual level.
In living, nothing else matters except being one with the True
Parents, and then you should be one with the four position foundation
of True Parent's family. Then what should you do? To establish the
heavenly tradition, Cain should level a road for Abel to go. An
archangel should be a loyal object in establishing the environment and
the regulations for Adam's not going against God's will.
You are to create an environment in which Father's children and grand-
children can lead a heavenly life in the future. Therefore, you should
be the good examples in every aspect for them. Instead of thinking,
"Ah, Father's son is spoiled," you should show exemplary behavior to
him. Do you understand what I'm talking about?
When you help perfect God's children, you can represent the whole
universe by showing them your exemplary words and behavior, you become
a loyal object in the position of the archangel. The archangel as a
loyal object had a mission to raise young Adam and Eve by showing them
his good conduct, in order for them to be matched and become one with
the heavenly law. Likewise you should willingly serve as their
In the fallen family of Adam and Eve, Cain was not able to inherit a
true parental tradition, and neither was Abel. How exasperating it is,
and causing such great resentment! That's why they are pitiable. That
children cannot inherit a good parental tradition even though they
have parents is stifling.
But for the Unification Church members centering upon Father, Cain can
inherit the tradition and so can Abel. You should feel grateful to
live in this time of great benefit. This is a very terrifying place.
This is not the place that you pioneered with your own means and
tactics. This is the place to give birth to children only with the
benefit of being granted the privilege by the True Parents. Therefore,
you should be able to live and die together centering upon the
heartistic union. If you encounter a situation in which you have to
die instead of them, and retreat, you kill your parents twice.
To Peter, John and James, Jesus was in the position of their father;
nevertheless, they ran away when their father was on the way to his
death. They were extremely undutiful.
Looking back at such a history causing resentment, you should be
determined to protect your parents at the risk of your own life, to
keep the way of filial piety. At the risk of sacrificing yourself, you
should proceed this way for sure.
Families should hold the church. Even though the Unification Church is
so big and Unification thought is so great, without the thought of the
ideal family, they count for nothing. Until now such a foundation has
not been established, so your families should solidify it. You should
make a firm family-level foundation which Satan will never be able to
destroy. This means to take 5% responsibility to be restored through
The chief priests are the first ones to experience the most miserable
situations. Therefore, blessed families should be the first ones to
6. BLESSED FAMILIES WHO ARE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MISSION OF THE
THREE TIME PERIODS
Even though you live in this present time, you are to consummate the
mission of three time periods. If man had not fallen, the past, the
present, and the future would have started at one point. But due to
the fall, they became separated.
Therefore, unless you establish the condition, centering on one family
of God, to restore the past, present and future by uniting them, your
descendants on earth will not be able to indemnify all the remaining
tribes from the original ancestors. To bless one person Kim is not
just to save one family of Kims. Because he receives the Blessing as a
representative of his entire tribe, he is to take responsibility for
the tribe. The responsibility is connected to the past, the present
and the future from the vertical viewpoint. You are to restore those
all at once. You should horizontally indemnify the vertical history.
You should resolve the mission of the three time periods in your
generation. That's the blessed family's responsibility. If you make
mistakes, ancestors in the spirit world will be caught up by heavenly
law. The mistake will influence not only your direct ancestors but
also the families of the same clan and all the relatives.
When looking at the blessed families from Jesus' viewpoint, they are
the ones who accomplished Jesus' desire in his place. In Jesus' time,
the spiritual bodies of the Old Testament Age received the privilege
of being lifted up to the growth stage by returning resurrection.
Likewise, through you, your ancestors who have not related directly to
the restorational providence will receive special benefit. That's
because you set up a victorious internal condition to be related to
the ancestors by receiving the Blessing. If they seize the rope of
your Blessing, even if they had not been cooperative in the course of
restoration so far, they will bear providential fruit centering upon
the value of your fruit, in front of the Will. That will be the fruit
of the 6,000-year lineage. They, in Cain's position, will have a
relative relationship with Father, whereas the fruit harvested
directly centering upon Father is Abel-type fruit. Because they can
have relative relationship, it is possible to set up the lineage of
the Abel-type fruit as the standard of value, or criterion, of Cain-
Even though your ancestors were not cooperative with the Will, nor
were they meritorious servants, still they will be able to raise their
heads to the earth among the figures of the past, depending on your
activities in the providence.
In other words, only the ones who have Abraham's direct blood lineage
are qualified to return to earth, but through your Blessing, your
ancestors will be given the privileged benefit to return. With the
same qualification as the loyal subjects of God's Will in the past,
your ancestors will be able to lead the returning resurrection
horizontally through your family.
Isn't it wonderful that, without any hard work, you became the
substantial body to inherit the blessing of the whole of Israel, which
has suffered for thousands of years? If you know this fact, you cannot
help but rejoice, and you dare not make any mistakes. Because you
don't know how much you are blessed, you are unstable and keep
wavering. Knowing such a meaning, if you don't fulfill your
responsibility, your ancestors will scold you. So those who are not
responsible for the Will even after knowing all the meanings behind it
will get nameless diseases. Their ancestors will continuously bother
You are in the middle position among the three time periods. Your
family becomes the standard, so if your family does well, it will save
the past history, the present, and the future. If it makes mistakes,
it will destroy the past, the present, and the future. If you do well,
you'll save the three time periods, and if you don't do well, you'll
destroy the three time periods. Whether or not you take responsibility
for the three time periods depends on you. That's why the ancestors
In order to possess the past, present and future, you should be the
heartistic representatives of the past, present and future, and so
should the family and the tribes. Then these individuals, families and
tribes can lead and guide the world.
You should realize that your life doesn't exist just for your own well
being, but for all of humankind, and that you have an historically
prolonged life and a life which guarantees life in the future. You are
in the position to make history shine, to lift up the present age, and
to put the first stepping stone for the future, so you should be the
ones who pioneer the entire life course through your daily life.
You have the mission to liberate the past, present and future. In
order not to leave the slavery of indemnity to your descendants, you
should hand down a definite, victorious tradition to them. The
position of being blessed is most significant and will be not only
honored by the past but also by the whole of humankind.
7. BE A TRIBAL MESSIAH
The hope for the myriads of people who had the mission of restoration
in the long course of history was to make one individual one with
heaven. And then that standard was to be extended to the oneness of
the family and heaven. But even if there was a oneness of a family and
heaven, that was not supposed to be the end. After becoming an object
of the absolute center, you as the second subject are to unite your
tribes with that eternal center.
First of all, unification is the oneness of husband and wife. If
there's a male Messiah, there should also be a female Messiah. Adam
and Eve fell, so restoration also must be accomplished by two people.
The same is true for tribal messiahship.
A family shouldn't stop at the family level -- it needs tribes. As
ancestors, the blessed families should fulfill their responsibility.
Blessed members who are not in a public mission are considered to have
deviated from their course of responsibility.
What kind of position are you in? Jesus couldn't hold a Holy Wedding -
- the Lamb's Wedding -- and he had to die on the cross without
establishing the foundation for the tribe and race, the foundation
which had been expected for 2,000 years. Therefore you should realize
that the time has come for tribal messiahship. Can you become a tribal
messiah without becoming one with God's love? Without God's love, you
cannot be the messiah. When you become a man or a woman on such a
foundation, you are qualified to establish a family by receiving the
Blessing. Spiritual sons and daughters were born from the oneness
between the Holy Spirit and Jesus. Likewise, you are able to multiply
sons and daughters on the foundation of substantial oneness. If you
can do so, you will be called a tribal messiah.
You should be parents who can influence your sons and daughters.
That's the first mission. To do so, you should be thorough in church
life and public life and be a good example in private life. That's
absolutely necessary in order to educate your children to go the way
of the Will (or providence) in the future. Do you understand?
Next, be a tribal messiah as Father instructed at the 430 Couples'
Blessing in 1968. You have to do the mission. Centering upon Father,36
Couples are organized in an association. Likewise, centering on the
first family who got blessed, there should be a form of 36 Couples in
the clan. Do you understand? If there are no 36 Couples, you should at
least be the ancestors of the form, consisting of 12 Couples. In order
to make that standard, there should be an establishment of a four
position foundation centering upon your sons and daughters because you
are parents. Then you become an ancestor of your clan, you should
organize a new tribe centering upon your family clan. That's the form
of 12 tribes. If you organize that, everybody is to enter the realm of
12 tribes. Twelve disciples following the form of 12 tribes should
exist; centering upon 12 disciples, 70 followers should appear, and
the tribe should extend to the form of 120 followers. This is the
Now whatever results you bring about belong to you. The age of no
indemnity has come. From now on, you should witness even to the inlaws
of your brother (distant relatives). In this way you easily can
witness to over 12 people in a year. Find three people respectively in
each season. You need representatives who will penetrate and guard the
12 pearl gates of the spirit world. Everybody there would be your
relatives, like your brothers and sisters, so a person such as Jesus'
disciple who sold Jesus would not be allowed to come in. You are
considered to be in a situation better than Jesus', because you can
have this family environment, which is different than Jesus had. You
also are more fortunate than Jesus in that you don't have to go
outside to have a family. You can go out to the world without setting
up indemnity conditions. In order to go attain this standard, you
should have 12 disciples on earth like the 12 pearl gates in the
spirit world. If that's for the formation stage,72 followers are for
the growth stage, and 120 followers are for the completion stage. l
think you can accomplish all this in three years. Father blessed the
36 Couples (12 Couples for formation, 12 Couples for growth and 12
Couples for completion), 72 Couples, 120 Couples, 430 Couples, 777
Couples and 1800 Couples. The 36 Couples are combined groups of 12
Couples representing the Old Testament Age, New Testament Age and
Completed Testament Age. The three groups of Couples represent Adam's,
Noah's and Jacob's families. Even if you are not able to arrange
marriages according to such a numerical order, at least you can have
the bare form. You exceed me in that you can do such a thing as
outside people. Father is really envious of you. Father has been doing
such work while receiving all the persecution and opposition. l have
always carried out this work at the risk of my life.
If you restore your tribe, then three families,12 families,36,72, and
124 families are there automatically. That's why you should restore
your tribe. You should know that such a mission remains for you to do.
To restore the tribe is to go to heaven, and the way to the world will
be opened by restoring your tribe. When you make your utmost effort
for that wonderful day, a new nation will be established. The nation
will glorify and praise your hard work. How to overcome the family-
level trial is the problem. To survive physically is not the problem.
How to accomplish this given task is the problem.
Centering upon the blessed families, the clan "Kim," for example, is
to make the Kims' tribal institution; the clan "Park" is make the
Parks' tribal institution; the clan "Moon" is to make the Moons'
tribal institution. Then with that foundation, what are we going to
do? Every tribal institution should inherit the Moons' tribal
institution; it should be the Abel-tribal institution in front of the
other tribal institutions.
Then from now on, what strategy should we use to marry the tribal
institutions? Let's take the Kim tribe, for example. The Kim clans in
complete unity should strive hard to save and to develop the Kim
tribal institution. They should create educational organizations as
well as other various works. When you establish your own tribal
foundation which can influence all of society, the stepping stones for
your ancestors in spirit world to return will be expanded.
In returning resurrection, it is almost impossible for Kim's ancestors
to cooperate with Park's family on earth. So a heavy responsibility to
connect the spirit world to the physical world for restoration through
indemnity remains with you. From now, the tribes will emerge centering
upon the blessed families. Therefore, you should accomplish your
mission as a tribal messiah. Future churches will be centered upon the
elder of the tribe. All the blessed families are the elders of their
You should know that your families must take on the incredible mission
of restoring your tribe. In order to restore the tribe, you should
write letters to them more than you did to your lovers or friends.
Your sincerity should be twice as much as before. Sisters should make
a very serious effort for their relatives, with a more yearning heart
than that which they have for their parents. Restoration comes that
way. Unless you once again are moved by a loving heart toward your
relatives, restoration is impossible. Check if it is true or not in
the spirit world.
Hell is a place you cannot escape once you are caught there; but still
you do not feel acutely that your parents and your relatives will go
to hell. You just idly think, "Let it be." But imagine that your
loving parents will really go to hell! If they had to go to jail in
the secular world, you would make whatever effort necessary to release
them. That's humanistic sympathy. As sons and daughters connected to
them with heavenly love, what do you do in light of the fact that your
parents, relatives, brothers and sisters have to go to the eternal
Still you don't know anything about whether hell exists or not. The
Principle teaches the existence of hell, but you still don't know what
kind of place it is. Do you really know it? It is very vague to you.
You will know after death, but then it will be too late.
That's why the parents of church members who have already died appear
in spirit and try witnessing now. In spirit world, they are in trouble
since they opposed their child so badly on earth. So there are many
who are witnessing in spirit. Otherwise they will be caught up in
hell. Do you understand? If parents oppose and keep their children
from, joining the Unification Church on earth, they will be caught up
Even walking on the providential road, Father couldn't restore his
tribe. Unless we go over the national standard, the restoration of the
tribe is impossible. Because Jesus failed to go over the national
standard, Father is not allowed to love his family before he goes over
the national standard. Jesus lost the foundation of love centering
upon Joseph, so in order to restore it, Father is to be successful in
indemnifying the course of being driven into a corner by the nation.
Because Father laid such a foundation, you can have the tribal
foundation as well as the Blessing in your lifetime. Isn't it an honor
for you? By knowing this fact you should fulfill your responsibility
with a grateful heart; otherwise your family will be accused of
irresponsibility. You surely will get accusation. In this respect, of
course, the responsibility of the family is important, but even beyond
that, a family should have the mission of tribal messiah.
Because the new foundation for a family and tribe has been
established, you have entered the historically amazing dominion of
providential benefit of the age, centering on the restoration of the
tribes. So the time has come for you to witness to your parents,
brothers and sisters.
The purpose of restorational history is to restore a family. How much
quicker is it to restore your direct family than other families? It
seems like a dream for Father to be able to order you to witness to
your parents and your brothers and sisters.
In order for you to be a true Unificationist, you should gain victory
on the individual, family and tribal levels on the front line. You
should win victory up to the tribal level; thus, the blessed families
should fulfill the tribal messiahship. That should be done during the
second seven year course, which means that the tradition should be
clearly set up in this period. To accomplish this mission you should
live, fight, and be willing to die in the seven-year course. The
condition for success or failure is determined and an overall march
should proceed in this course. Therefore, you should establish the
tradition in this period.
In blessed families, the man represents the substantial Jesus and the
woman represents the substantial Holy Spirit. Therefore the blessed
families should dash to rescue their nation without any hesitation as
Jesus and the Holy Spirit did. Therefore, blessed families can start
as the tribal messiahs.
You are to find the land of Israel with your family. Such a
responsibility is imposed upon you. As the 12 tribes of Israel had to
go to their assigned land, you are to march forward to the land of the
tribe. That period is from 1970 to 1972; it is time to go over the
Father's family life and your family life are identical. The tribal
life centering on Father and your tribal life are the same; the
ethnic, national, worldwide, and universal lifestyle has the same
formula content even though the scale is different. That's why I ask
you to be the tribal messiah.