Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
THE VALUE AND THE MISSION OF THE BLESSED FAMILIES
8. THE MISSION OF THE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED BLESSED COUPLES
The previously married blessed family has problems. They will become a
problem. In the spirit world, the regular Blessing and the previously
married Couples' Blessing are totally different. There are three
heavens in the spirit world; it is like the structure of high, middle
and low class in the physical world. When we look at the 36 Couples,
which are composed of three sets of 12 families respectively
representing Adam's family, Noah's family and Jacob's family, which
family group is most precious? The last group is most precious. From
now on we should serve those families. It is not time yet to
distinguish the difference, but they are different.
Why does Father make those couples' Blessing different? He does that
in order to save the fallen world. There are so many spirit men in the
spirit world who married on their own and died like that. For those
spirit men, their descendants should open the door through which they
can be resurrected. That is the formation stage. Next, the growth
stage and the completion stage follow. It should be systematized, but
we are not there yet.
(To the previously married blessed couples:) Brothers and Sisters! Are
the regular blessing couples and the previously married blessed
couples the same? Or are they different? They are different. You are
in the formation stage. Then how will your children get married ? That
is a matter to be seriously considered. The children of the previously
married blessed family are not supposed to marry the children of the
36 Couples or the regular blessed couples. They should get married
according to the principled order. Isn't it right?
There should be three stages in the blessed families; three types of
blessed families are necessary. Centering on those families, the
tribes should be organized in the future. Then, do you know where you
belong? You belong to the first group of families, representing Adam's
In this aspect of God's will, people related to the two worlds are
archangel type. Originally, it's not Father's responsibility to deal
with the previously married couples. Father set up the perfect
standard of the Blessing.
Originally, True Parents are supposed to bless only those men and
women who are virgins. But to bless the previously married couples is
to make a bridge for the salvation of the world. You are the bridges
to save the world. What will happen if the bridges fall apart when the
people of the world try to cross them? You have to fulfill your
responsibility as bridges.
In the world, there are "family" and "non family" groups; likewise,
the Unification Church is composed of the regular blessed families and
the previously married blessed families. There should be a way to
absorb the whole.
When there are needs for sacrifice and martyrdom, you should be the
first ones to be martyred. Do you understand this? When there's the
need for death, you should die first. The third group of blessed
couples who are blessed as virgins shouldn't die.
Father will make you suffer enormously from now on. You shouldn't look
over the fence even though you dislike the suffering path. In this
respect you should educate your children well and let them get the
Blessing as quickly as possible. It'll be okay if the three
generations of your family receive the Blessing. The three generations
should be blessed in your lifetime. That is the way to go over the
The Israelite nation was connected centering upon Adam, Noah and
Abraham's family; likewise you should connect the standards of three
God is called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This represents the
God of three generations. Through the fourth generation, the tribe of
Judah, Jesus appeared. So the starting point is the fourth generation.
Why was Jesus born in the tribe of Judah? It is because the heavenly
principle is made centering upon the number "4" of the four position
foundation. That is the reason that we make offerings for three
generations. It is to liberate the three generations. From that point,
you become related to God. This is the Principle viewpoint. When you
know this fact, you shouldn't continue your past life style.
Therefore, you are to fulfill your mission as the tribal messiah. The
previously married blessed families should know the important
responsibility of bearing this dual mission.
In your tribe, married families exist, a middle group of people who
were engaged or divorced or who had very complicated love
relationships also exist, and the pure virgins exist. By connecting
those three groups, you are to horizontally indemnify the vertical
history. You should stand in a position representing the oneness of
the three generations and offer repentance and sacrifices in the
position of the first son of the last generation -- the grandson in
the completion level.
It is a great blessing that the children of the previously married
Couples get blessed. Through this, vertical history is indemnified
horizontally on earth. When you are in the formation stage, your son
is to be in the growth stage; and through your son, a son of the
completion level will be able to appear. You will be able to have give
and take with the grandson who is in the completion level on earth. Is
it possible to give and take like that in a vertical relationship? It
is impossible. "Give and take" is supposed to take place in a
horizontal relationship. In that way, you restore through indemnity on
a horizontal level. Therefore, restoration takes three generations.
The Unification Church works for the perfection of the family as well
as individual salvation. Religion advocating individual salvation
required the sacrificial life of individuals, but the Unification
Church, advocating perfection of the family, claims that the
requirement for the perfection of the family centering upon God is the
sacrifice of the family.
9. THE INEVITABLE DESTINY OF THE BLESSED FAMILIES
You may want to ask why you have to witness, to go up to the point of
death, and to suffer. It is because we are blessed in the fallen
world, not in a place transcending the fallen environment.
When we accomplish a family-level dominion, we find that Satan already
has dominion over the tribe. When we accomplish the tribal dominion,
we find that Satan has national dominion. When we accomplish the
national dominion, we find that Satan already has worldwide dominion.
Even though we are blessed in the satanic world, there's a great
distance between the satanic dominion and our blessed families. The
hills remain to be crossed. Each blessed family has tribal, ethnic,
national and worldwide hills to go over.
You may misunderstand, and think that the Blessing is the end of
suffering. But you didn't get the Blessing out of this world. You
didn't get any victory over the world, neither did the world invoke a
blessing upon you. Instead, you are positioned as the Abel family
under satanic dominion and Cain's dominion. From the external
viewpoint, the Cain-side world never blesses the Abel family; rather
the satanic side surely persecutes the heavenly side. So in the
process, you are to receive persecution.
Father had the Holy Wedding in 1960, but the ceremony was not
accomplished on the victorious and complete foundation of having won
over Satan in the physical and spirit world. Father's family inherited
the same situation as Jesus, and received the worst persecution on the
national level. Therefore, even though the family started to form a
new tribe, nation and world, they were destined to be persecuted by
the satanic world.
The inevitable destiny of Father's family and your family is to
overcome the world. How do we overcome the world? It should be
accomplished not after death but by going through the indemnity course
in our lifetime. In the way of indemnity, a certain period, a
conditional offering, and an Abel type central figure representing
Adam are needed. Father himself also definitely has to set up certain
conditions in the indemnity period for world history. The condition is
to leave a substantial result of loving and living for the nation and
the entire world.
That's why Father in the position of Abel has lived for the Cain-side
individual, tribe, nation and world, even though they have severely
persecuted him. Unless he survives this severe process and establishes
a victorious foundation, Father cannot propagate the Abel-centered
ideology to the satanic-side individual, family, tribe, nation and
Where should our families put their combined desire? They should put
it in a conviction to become the families who live for the sake of the
nation and the world. And they should feel responsible as God's
representatives to form God's nation and world. They should be able to
pull all of their action together based upon such a mind.
Even though you work on a smaller level in a limited environment, the
question of whose orders you are following is very important. The
conviction that you are receiving God's orders or the summons of the
nation and the world is essential. You are working as the world's
representative in that limited environment. You also work as the
nation's representative in that limited environment. The same is true
with your individual work. They are all the same, but the result
differs, depending upon the background of the orders.
It seems as if there's no difference between your individual work and
the work representing the world. If you are to work following the
world's orders, you will belong to the world; if you work following
the nation's orders, your work done even in a limited environment can
be contributed to the nation.
Since history has looked for a man for 6,000 years, 6,000 years were
added to you. So are you the man for whom history has been searching?
Have you won over Satan? Have you or haven't you? You are not
You should make the national Satan and the world-level Satan
surrender. Who has done that? Father alone did, while all Korea
Always you should go the same way Father goes. If Father goes east,
you should go east. If Father goes west, south, or north, you should
respectively follow the same way. Without having confidence to follow,
you cannot get the glory of victory.
So you should determine internally to return a grateful heart in front
of Father and actualize it externally. It is no use if you don't
express externally the internal determination. It is not right to go
the providential way with just your mind. Action should follow mental
desire. Inside and outside should be one.
You should pray for this. When nursing your baby, ask yourself, "Do I
love the nation more than this baby?" and "Have I loved the nation
more than I loved my husband?" Husbands also should ask themselves if
they love the nation more than their wives and children.
Otherwise you cannot enter heaven. In order to set up such a
tradition, you should work for the nation and the world, abandoning
your family. You should know this concept very clearly.
Even after eating, you should proceed saying, "Father! I'll go forward
for the Republic of Korea and the whole world." On the way, there will
definitely be an enemy; how to get a natural surrender, not a forcible
surrender, is the problem. Is it easy? You may think destruction is
simple and easy, but destruction doesn't solve the problem. The
heavenly tactic is to be beaten first and to win victory later. That
is the only way to solve the problem. That's why Father lets members
My way is the one that 30 million Koreans have to follow. Humankind
also has to follow it. To do that you should eat, live, and die for
the sake of that way.
Otherwise, you cannot lead a life of attendance for God's will. If
there's an order to do that, you should go straight in the direction
of the order. You shouldn't think of returning. Going forward at the
intersection of life and death is the way of filial piety and loyalty.
What I mean by this is that you should go forward at the risk of death
in the position in which you can express the utmost value of living
and dying. Without passing through this position, you cannot set up
the way of filial piety and loyalty. This is the way to march on
preparing for death. Even if you fall down, it doesn't matter when you
risk your life for the purpose. If you have to die, it's better to die
while going straight forward.
In the perilous situation of your parents having died and your family
going down, you shouldn't make a fuss about a little bleeding at the
tip of your finger. You should have the attitude, "Let it bleed; I
have my work to do." When the nation's survival is at risk, you don't
have any extra time to worry about your survival, your children's
schooling, or your spouse.
Because we are in a very difficult time, one which determines whether
or not the nation and the world will be demolished, we must make a
very sincere effort with one united heart. We should make a very
strong determination to be loyal at the risk of our lives.
In order to restore the world, we are to love the nation more than the
tribe, and the world more than the nation. Therefore, we should be in
a hurry for the restoration of the world.
It doesn't even matter if you sacrifice your own sons and daughters or
family for the sake of restoring the world. That's why I want to make
you suffer; otherwise, we cannot save Korea. Is it possible to create
a peaceful world without sacrifices? When you sacrifice for the world,
history develops. Why do I demand such a strategy? By going through
such a process, you can set up complete indemnity conditions.
What kind of church is the Unification Church? You should know
clearly. You should be able to love the world even at the sacrifice of
your husbands. The women who can sacrifice their husbands are world-
level women. The parents who can sacrifice their sons and daughters
for the sake of the world are world-level parents. If there are sons
and daughters who travel the path of death with a burning heart to
love the world, they are true sons and daughters of filial piety. Do
you understand? You should go this worldwide and universal way.
The Kingdom of Heaven starts from a family. The central course of the
Unification Church is to sacrifice families for national restoration.
In order to do that you should gather all the conventional churches
together. Father is responsible for the blessed families, and the
blessed families are responsible for the conventional churches. If you
can accomplish this, then the restoration of the nation will be no
problem. To set up the condition for this, Father blessed 430 Couples.
Therefore, if we push forward in unity, it will take three years for
There have been many righteous and loyal individuals thus far, but the
unit of loyalty and righteousness in the future should be the family.
So loyal families should come forth. Without the appearance of loyal
families, the loyal tribe cannot come into being. The nation which can
win God's official commendation should appear. For that purpose, we
have to go forward with a definite determination.
Restoration cannot be compromised by the nation. It is to be
reinforced by giving one's blood and flesh, and it is to be
strengthened by the reorganization of one's kin from the position of
denying ourselves. The way of restoration cannot be walked alone; one
should set up the condition for one's family to walk along as well.
This is love.
Family members should grit their teeth and give up the desire to live
happily. Father's family never had a happy moment. By going through
the most difficult road, Father laid the foundation. Your family
should go the same course as Father's family. This is the
responsibility for all the families.
Blessed families nowadays want to take their children under their
wings, but it is wrong. They should be able to sacrifice their
children. They shouldn't love their children more than their nation.
They should be able to sacrifice their children for the sake of
establishing the nation God has sought. Therefore, they should be
determined to sacrifice their children to establish God's nation. This
is the way for all Unification Church members to go.
To love God is to go along the providential way. The way of God's Will
is to build the tribe, nation and world centering upon the family.
Furthermore, you should know that you have the responsibility to
liberate the spirit world and hell. Those are the tasks resulting from
the fall. Therefore, we should clean them up in the same way we clean
a garbage can.
You should think day and night about how to love your parents more
than your husband, and how to love your brothers more than your
husband. You should love your nation, world and God more than your own
family. Unless this order of love is established, there will be no way
The family you desire should be equal to the family for which God has
longed; and the nation you desire should be the nation God has never
forgotten even in His dreams; and the world you desire should be the
Kingdom of Heaven where God and you can dance joyfully, centering upon
10. THE WAY THE BLESSED COUPLES SHOULD GO
You shouldn't go through the blessing process with a worldly
viewpoint. You shouldn't just go through the process without knowing
the tangled history behind it. If you proceed on your way knowing the
full story behind the Blessing, you will control the world. When you
direct yourself toward one purpose, the world will align with that
Therefore, the blessed Couples cannot live their lives on their own.
They are to live always keeping a public commitment for God and the
nation. Whether your spouse is handsome or not doesn't matter; his or
her purposefulness is the matter to be considered. What is important
is to prepare, during your lifetime on earth, a proper way for your
descendants to go.
It is wrong to demand that your spouse love you. That kind of love
cannot be acknowledged. After demanding that your spouse loves the
nation and the world, you can ask him or her to love you. This is the
right way for the blessed Couples to go. It applies to both husband
and wife. You should be able to ask your spouse to love the nation,
world and God instead of loving you. Next, have you loved heaven, the
world and the nation? That's the problem.
If Adam and Eve had not fallen, their love would have represented the
love of heaven and earth, the world and the nation. It all starts from
By the way, when have you been in the position to love the nation, the
world and God on the restorational road? You haven't been in such a
position. Such a position cannot be established with an attitude in
which you ask for self-centered love and demand self-centered
relationships to satisfy your happiness. With such a concept, you
cannot go on the road which all the blessed families should walk.
Blessed families have the destiny to restore love for God, the world,
the nation, and the tribe, which Adam and Eve failed to develop due to
the fall. Therefore, you are to love God above and beyond the nation
and the world.
You are to love the world with the recognition that you first loved
God; and to love the nation with the recognition that you loved the
world; and to love the tribe with the recognition that you loved the
nation; and to love your family with the recognition that you loved
your tribe. After getting an acknowledgment from God that you loved
your family, you are allowed conjugal love. You are supposed to love
in this reverse way.
Disunited blessed families are self-centered families. Such disunity
results from forgetting God's will. So a wife should say to her
husband, "You should be able to love God before loving me; love the
world with the recognition that you loved God; love the nation with
the recognition that you loved the world; love the tribe with the
recognition that you loved the nation; love the family with the
recognition that you loved the tribe."
Blessed families shouldn't say habitual words such as "Love me only"
or "You are mine." Whenever a wife has time, she should set up a very
serious condition to make her husband not be a selfish man. A husband
also should do the same to make his wife unselfish. They should help
and lead each other with their utmost energy. The people who have the
responsibility to give courage to each other and to lead or be led by
each other are husband and wife -- the family.
Blessed families should love the world, nation and tribe more than
their own families. And they are to love their relatives and fellow
blessed members. If there's such a family, it will be recognized
easily, even among the thousands of people and ten thousands of
families. In the family where the husband and wife are completely one,
the attitude of loving the nation, world and heaven is expressed
naturally. In this way, the husband and wife should be one.
If a husband and a wife cannot find the nation which they must find,
they should even separate to find it. If they are confident to find it
together, they may also try that way. Otherwise, they will leave a
condition of resentment and have to return to earth and cooperate with
their offspring. Therefore, open the door for God, the world, and the
nation to go through. Come down reversely. With such recognition from
God, you should start. In order to do that, what matters is whether
they fought for the world and nation in union or nor, and whether they
fulfilled filial piety and loyalty to the nation or not.
Blessed families are to bear the dual crosses respectively, from the
day of their Blessing. The man should be responsible for the woman's
world as well as for his own world; and the woman should be
responsible for the man's world as well as for her own world. They
shouldn't leave any condition to be accused by Satan in this process.
You should know that this is the way for blessed families to follow.
What is the instruction for the blessed families of the Unification
Church? It is not to love Korea but to love the whole world centering
on Korea. After loving the world, they are to make a family nest. In
that way, the Kingdom of Heaven will start. The man without a nation
is miserable. If there's no national sovereignty, people will be
overturned by the enemy, even though there's so much love in the
In order for an individual to take Sabbath -- a holy day of rest --
the family foundation is essential; and in order for a family to take
a Sabbath, they should indemnify the tribal cross. After establishing
a peaceful site centering upon the tribal boundary, they can take
rest. Therefore, in order to take Sabbath, you have to deal with the
next higher level, which involves suffering.
The way that the blessed families should go after receiving the
Blessing is not one which is for the sake of the Couples. For a couple
to find the place for their Sabbath, they should work for the tribe
first; and the tribe should exist for the nation before they feel they
can take Sabbath; and the nation should exist for the world before it
In this respect, you should know clearly that the Blessing is not for
your own happiness. You should have the conviction that the Blessing
is so that you may represent the whole. When a couple with such an
attitude forms a family, finally the family can go forward to the
world level. What kind of place is the Kingdom of Heaven? Anyone who
has been in a conventional church should listen to this very clearly
the Kingdom of Heaven is the place for the people who love the world
as they love their sons and daughters in God's position. What does
that mean? You are supposed to love the world more than you love your
You should clearly determine whether to love your spouse more, or to
love the world more, centering upon God's will. What should you do?
[We should love the world more.] You all know that. A woman who can
save the world even by sacrificing her husband is God's daughter, whom
God can trust; and a man who wants to save the world even by
sacrificing his wife is God's son. This is God's will.
Blessed families have responsibilities to fulfill from the very day of
their Blessing. The responsibility is not to form a family, but to
form a nation together. All the blessed families in unity should
organize the new tribes centering on the new perspective of the world.
In order to form a new nation, a new tribe first should be organized.
The tribe should not be in disunity, but should be one unified tribe.
So the purpose of all the blessed families should be the same. Because
there are few chosen families established in the satanic world, they
are always in the position to be attracted by Satan. That's why they
should always be internally strong enough to overcome the external
pressure from the satanic environment. In order to surpass the
external power of the environment, complete unity within the blessed
families is vital. If they can become completely one, they will be
able to overcome any satanic invasions. From such a concentrated
substantial body, a new tribe which is free from Satan's invasion can
be formed. Isn't it right that a new nation will come into being
through the unity of such tribes? The blessed families are to go
forward until they can embrace the world as well as the nation through
their families. You cannot help but go such a way, even if you don't
If you don't follow the way that the blessed families should go, you
will not be able to live in the spirit world. You might misunderstand,
and expect that you as blessed families will surely live happily in
the spirit world; but the heavenly law is not established in such a
way. Through the Blessing, you should become the core of honorable
substance among the myriads of people in the world today. That is the
original attitude, but there's nobody with such an attitude in this
So many nations are scattered in the world. Because such nations are
now the encampments of the enemy, you, in the place of God, should
restore them into the realm of God's victorious guiding authority.
Then you ate to stand in a position to return glory and praise to God.
If you go to the spirit world without having been in such an original
position, you will not find any place to take Sabbath. Therefore, you
should pull your husband or wife and even your children, and have them
cooperate in restoring the world. The families in such a position are
the blessed families.
11. THE RESTORATION OF THE FAMILY LEVEL CANAAN ON THE WORLD LEVEL.
What is the difference between the Unification Church and other
churches? Religion so far has been directed toward individual
salvation. In other words, the perfection of human beings, or the
perfection of the personality, was the goal of religion. But the
Unification Church has been working for the perfection of families as
well as for individual salvation. Religion advocating individual
salvation required the sacrificial life of individuals, but the
Unification Church, advocating perfection of families, claims that the
requirement for the perfection of families is the sacrifice of
families, centering upon God.
When the Israelites were returning to Canaan from Egypt, they didn't
have families; they couldn't have families. The families at that time
belonged to the satanic dominion in the providential viewpoint. That
was the age for restoring the individual Canaan.
The Israelites entered Canaan centering upon individuals, not
centering upon families; they were in an age to enter Canaan centered
upon individuals. But now we are in an age to enter Canaan centered
upon families. Therefore, all the families in the Unification Church
are walking a course of restoration to Canaan.
Where is the Canaan of which the Unification Church talks? It is the
castle of the earth, in which everyone can have a happy life. Canaan
for the Israelites was limited to a certain area, but our Canaan is
the world. The dimension is different.
In what kind of age is the Unification Church? It is in an age to
develop the restoration of the family-level Canaan, which hasn't
existed in history, onto the world stage. The modern age is an age of
a great migration of families. That's why all the blessed families in
Korea, Japan and the United States are moving around, like a multitude
of Gypsies moving around the castle of the earth.... The Unification
Church members are like Gypsies. They are not settling down yet.
We are now walking a 21-year course to restore Canaan. If we dash
along in this period, indifferent to life and death, we will arrive in
the worldwide Canaan and start paving the foundation there. Forty
years later the whole world will be the peaceful Kingdom of Heaven. In
the year 2000, which is 40 years after the initiating year 1960, the
Kingdom of Heaven will be completely realized.
The Unification Church is in the worldwide restorational age of the
family-level Canaan. Don't prepare a heavy bag for yourself. The
heavier your bag becomes, the more you will lose. That's why Father
ordered us not to buy houses until the end of the third seven-year
course. It means not to make your bag too big.
Now you are not supposed to have your own belongings. All the things
in the world should be claimed as God's before being claimed as yours.
Next they are to belong to the True Parents, and then they will be
bequeathed to you. Such an arrangement hasn't yet been established
with an international standard. Unification soldiers are wandering
about to save the nation. Unless you accomplish the whole purpose,
your portion of land and ownership cannot exist. We will go through
the same history as the 12 tribes of Israel, who couldn't divide the
land of Canaan until they had restored the blessed land.
It was not until I went to the United States that I bought a house.
Father didn't own a house in Korea. Father bought a house for the
first time in the United States, because to fight without having a
house is a dishonor to God there. After restoring the nation, we are
to own a house. If you own a house without restoring the nation, you
never know when it will be stolen away. Restoration of the nation is
not enough. We are to restore the world. If you are just happy with
the restoration of the nation, without restoring the world, you will
never know when you will be invaded by the enemy.
You should determine to save the world at the price of Korea, even if
Korea is completely restored and stands upright in front of God's
will. After at least setting up the foundation in Korea to save the
world, Korea will become the heavenly blessed land where you can take
Sabbath. You should know that the Kingdom of Heaven will be
established on earth after fulfilling the worldwide responsibility.
You should always live in the name of God and Father . . . Even though
you feed your children with barley rice (humble food), you should be
able to happily say, "Father! Our family will be the sacrifice if
there's a way to save the nation." That is precious.
The Unification Church is working to create Canaan out of the Third
Israel, so you should explore the entire peninsula of Korea. You
should go out to the alien land while leaving an altar of blood, sweat
and tears in your hometown, and return back. Unless you go out while
leaving an altar, or God's promise, in the land where your disciples
representing 12 tribes live, the nation of Israel will not be born
when you try to return, and there actually will be no way to return.
That's why Reverend Moon has been leading such a course. Father can
return home from the United States because there is a dominion of
Israel with such an altar there. Father has struggled through a bloody
course to make such an altar on the individual, tribal and national
levels. Unless Father made the condition to return, He could not have
come back. If there is a group of people who welcome Father with such
a condition, they will be the ones who want to capture and utilize
In order to establish such a realm of Israel in Korea, Father ordered
all the blessed families to launch a "big movement."
Blessed families should go to the assigned land, because to look for
Canaan from Egypt is restorational history. Therefore, all the
Unification members who are in Egypt should sweep aside all the
obstacles there and go forward to Canaan. Such a wilderness course is
assigned to each person. I mean abandon your family first and march
for Canaan. Go! Neither your family nor your house should matter. It
is inevitable that you go. You'll see later why you have to go. I'll
not explain in detail. The Unification Church in Korea is in a big
national movement (migration); and it is moving to the world level.
Why does Father do that? Because God hates to see even a little trace
of Satan. He doesn't want to see anything centering upon Satan. In
order to destroy such a harmful Satan, God has to be severe. God will
let you suffer much more than did the slaves in Egypt. While
suffering, you shouldn't think of the life you had in Egypt. In the
wilderness, you should think only about God's will. In order to lead
you into such thinking, God attacks you. Father himself has been going
The restoration course to Canaan is a course of battles. Father is
leading the blessed families in the same way Moses led 600,000 people,
which means that Father is fulfilling Moses' mission. Blessed families
should be able to freely move left and right, up and down according to
Father's direction. You shouldn't say, "I cannot go because of my
son," or, "I cannot go because of my wife." If you do, you will
perish. If you are ordered to go over the valley, you should do it
willingly. If you are told to swim across the river, you should do it.
To avoid drowning you should fasten yourself to the person already
across the river by a straw rope around your neck. Even if you have to
cross in this way, if you don't go across the river, you will die.
The Israelites perished because they didn't go across the Jordan
River. What is the Jordan river? It is the borderline between God's
dominion and Satan's dominion. In other words, it is the river of
Therefore, if a husband comes across the river first, he should pull
his wife by the straw rope which is fastened around her neck. If she
dies, you should have the determination to resurrect her by artificial
respiration. With such a mental attitude, your family will be saved.
Parents should know that it is time for their children to have the
adventure of crossing the Jordan River.
Your family should be centering upon God's will, and you should be
completely one with Father as a living example helping you to manage
your collective life. Husband and wife, parents and children should be
one in heart; and the family should be one with God and Father in
heart and in will so that the whole family can go over the boundary
when they hear the "last order." You are on the verge of such a
moment. You should cross over the Jordan River at once when such an
order is proclaimed. Wasn't it the same when the Israelites had to
cross the Red Sea? At the very moment separated the waters, they had
to cross immediately. If you miss that moment, you will perish.
We are in the restorational age on the family-level Canaan, moving to
the worldwide level. The Jordan River lies across our path. You are to
transfer your family to the victorious Kingdom of Heaven and the
original home -- the place over the river. Such a responsibility is
given to you. If you cannot transfer to the other side now, enormous
resentment will remain.
Moses died looking at the Jordan River, didn't he? The first
generation Israelites became the prey of eagles, didn't they? Such a
history lies in front of us. Father goes this way at the risk of his
life because he knows this.
There's no time for me to be sick or to take a rest. When my body is
sick, I would sometimes wish to die right at that moment because it
would be better to die while working for the Will than to die leaving
the resentment of not fulfilling my responsibility on earth. l would
at least be able to make a reasonable excuse for not fulfilling my
responsibility in the spirit world; but if you die without fulfilling
your responsibility, there will be no way to excuse yourself.
Today you've brought many children. Aren't they lovely? You should
love God's will more than your children. In the past, Father left his
child and wife for God's will. Even though Father had no food or
money, God ordered him to go. God is cruel in front of the Will. If
you think about your wife's suffering or child's misery, you cannot go
Since Father has gone through such a course, you should at least have
an attitude to go such a way, and even try to mimic Father. You are
suffering even after the Blessing. If you suffer for the sake of the
world, you, instead of the world, will get the blessing. You don't get
the blessing in a comfortable bed, but the blessing will be given to a
person bearing a cross of blood and misery. You are to take over the
blessing at the summit of the family-level cross and at an
intersection of life and death.
You should show a good example in front of your children by being a
good husband or wife. You should be able to educate your children
saying, "God is joyful when He sees the complete oneness of father and
mother, so you should be like that, okay?"; and you are to prepare an
altar for God to dwell inside your family. Then you'll receive the
blessing. If you follow this, you'll never starve. There is limitless
food all over. God is even feeding the satanic world. Do you think He
will let the blessed families, who are determined to be loyal for
God's Will, starve? Absolutely not.
There have been so many stifling accidents while walking the
providential road, in fighting for the nation and the world. Father
couldn't even talk with Mother or his children about those
experiences. Many times I walked, dog-tired, like a crazy man.
Whenever I walked like this, God helped me in unimaginable ways. That
would make me keep on going.
You worry about your wife or your children, but the Will doesn't go
that way. The Will is to save the tribe by sacrificing the family, to
save the world by sacrificing the tribe, and to liberate hell by
sacrificing even the world. With such a clear way to go, if worries
for your wife or children prevent you from acting, you will die out.
The way for the Unification Church is to go forward centering upon God
and True Parents, regardless of any difficulties and distress. The
Israelites wandered about, losing their direction in the wilderness.
Likewise, humankind is roaming about without direction in a desert
like world. During a voyage, if a ship loses its compass, the sailors
find their direction by looking at the North Star. Likewise, the
Unification Church is the North Star for the people who have lost
their direction for life in this desert-like world.
Father has set up the worldwide indemnity condition at the risk of his
life. Father accomplished 95% of it, so you have to establish the
remaining 5%. By fulfilling this responsibility, the Father-son
relationship is determined, and the matter of entry in the Kingdom of
Heaven appears. You have to register your name in the Kingdom of
Heaven some day, right? The entry in the Kingdom of Heaven is not
determined in the spirit world but on earth. The foundation for the
entry is not yet established. Therefore, Father has to quickly prepare
the foundation for the entry centering upon one nation. Otherwise, the
world is to be destroyed. Have you registered in heaven? Many
important matters remain for Father to deal with -- for example,
making a distinct heavenly constitution. Therefore, internally Father
is really anxious. There's no time to take a break, not even one
When the family of a stepson becomes one with True Children, they can
go over the completion stage in 7 years, which means they enter God's
direct dominion. But the mission to restore the connected body of
spiritual children, namely individual, family, tribe, nation and
world, still remains. Blessed families themselves have the mission to
restore the world. Therefore, they have to sacrifice until the world
is restored. Father, instead of you, has been extending the
representative foundation of the whole indemnity course into the
family, tribe, nation and world in the third seven-year course. So you
in the position of spiritual children, namely in the position of the
families of stepsons, should serve True Parents with one unified heart
in order to develop a worldwide standard. Then you will go over the
worldwide completion stage dominion.
Until that moment, you shouldn't think of settling your family down in
a safe place. We are still wandering about in the worldwide
wilderness. It is not time yet to settle down in the land of Canaan.
Therefore, even though your family settles down in a certain place, it
is not an eternal settlement.
12. THE ONES WHO WILL BE THE OWNERS OF THE NEW AGE
The owner of the new age should be the international leader with a new
ideology to go forward into the world, transcending nations. If Korea
can do the job, she will stand in such an owner's position. We
shouldn't want to work: just for Korea. We are in a big fountain-like
position to control the world, so we should prepare all the
requirements for that position. There are Cain and Abel in fountain-
like positions. It is time for both sides to be united even though
they fought from separate positions in the past. In order to make such
a unity, we are to transcend national concepts and barriers. Otherwise
we will be divided again.
Then what shall I do? Each individual should also become the sacrifice
for the world. The families, the Unification Church as a tribe, and
the whole nation of Korea all should become the sacrifices. This is
the conclusion. And then to restore the whole spirit world, humankind
should be the sacrifice. it doesn't mean that the three billion people
all at once become sacrifices. It means to set up the condition to
sacrifice the representatives of the world. Owing to such a condition,
the spirit world will be liberated. Our job is such an enormous one.
Unless you love your nation, you cannot love the world. What is the
purpose of loving one's own nation? It is to love the world more. So
far people didn't know that fact. The communists also didn't know.
From now on if you don't know that fact, you will perish.
Father is a very cruel man. I don't feel good when I see blessed
Couples cherish their children so much. They should let the children
suffer. If their mission is done in Korea, they should let the
children stand on the worldwide stage. When a sacrifice survives, all
humankind and the spirit bodies will bow down to the sacrifice. The
sacrifice who was put on an altar can meet the Lord and receive the
blessing because of his or her sincere loyalty. If there's a nation
resembling Isaac, who was once put on an altar but survived and
finally received God's blessing, that nation will dominate the world.
That's the fate of restorational history. What kind of person does
history remember? A person who died centering upon an individual
purpose cannot be remembered as a respectable example. A person who
died for the family can be an adored model for many individuals; a
person who died for a nation, centering upon a religion, can be an
honorable model for the families; a person who died for the world in
the name of religion can be a respectable model for the nation which
is seeking after religion.