Blessing and Ideal Family
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Part 2 B
5. WHY DO WE HAVE TO GIVE BIRTH TO CHILDREN?
The love of your father and mother precedes your existence. There
should be a relative relationship prior to your birth. Life is to be
connected to the environment of love. This happens in the place of
greatest yearning, not in a place of hatred. The position of true
husband and wife is established when they become one through love. So
the love, the life, and the ideal of the husband are the wife's, and
the love, the life, and the ideal of the wife are the husband's. A
child is to be conceived in such a unified place.
Sons and daughters are the realized body, the body in which the
parental love is invested. They are the extended body of the life of
their parents and the actualized body of the ideal of their parents.
Parents consider children to be the substance of their love, the
extended body of their life, the realized body of their ideal and
their second selves. The more parents look at their children, the more
lovable they become, and vibrant with life, and the more they appear
to be ideal objects.
The achievement of a couple's creativity through conjugal love is the
What is the purpose of the love between man and woman? Where does
their desiring love bear fruit? love surely wants a certain result
which can be connected to the whole; that is the child. A couple
doesn't want to finish their love within themselves. The
accomplishment of the purpose of love is the child. So unless the
purpose of love is accomplished, their ultimate desire is not
fulfilled no matter how much they love each other. A child is the
universal representative of parents.
A baby is the love of a husband and wife itself. The human being
called "I" is a participant of parents' love and the substance -- the
fruit -- which is the maturation of the parents' love.
A child, as the substantial body to certify the parents' invisible
love, is an inter link to accelerate and mature the conjugal love of
parents. Parents are to strengthen their limitless conjugal love
through children. This dynamic love relationship is extended to the
love for the nation, world and universe as well as the love for an
individual, family and tribe, and it is finally to be connected to
When a couple becomes closer and closer to each other through their
horizontal love, power comes to move vertically. Therefore, when a
husband and a wife are in completely pure love, God definitely comes
down there. In other words, when a husband and wife are horizontally
in love, God's vertical love meets them at the ninety degree contact
point. And on the opposite side of God's love, the children as another
kind of love appear.
Therefore the being called "I" is the participant in his parents'
love. "I" am the participant in my parents' pure love. Why did I
participate? In order to participate in God's vertical love -- the
essence of love. Life is born right there.
The most glorious new morning for God is the moment when He can put on
the flesh; and the next is the moment when He can have the people (a
husband and a wife) to love; and the next is the moment when He can
love grandsons and granddaughters more than His sons and daughters.
How did God teach Adam the joyous feeling that He had when He created
him? God had to teach Adam this joy by letting Adam and Eve give birth
to their sons and daughters. Do you understand? Our Hyo Jin still
doesn't know parental love; but when he has a baby, he will understand
the love of parents. He will come to understand how much his parents
loved him when they were rearing him. That's why the day in which your
sons and daughters marry is the glorious day, and then the day in
which your children give birth to their children is the glorious day.
In the process of creation, where does completion take place? The
creation reaches completion in Adam's sons and daughters, not in Adam.
The completion of the purpose of creation originates when Adam
accomplishes his four position foundation.
It is the ideal of the principle of creation that God's sons and
daughters are to go through formation, growth and completion standards
of dominion. The age of completion finally opens when God's married
children give birth to their children.
Why do we need children? In order to know God's love we need children.
You have to know parental love and how to attend and serve your
parents. You have to know your spouse's love and how to attend and
serve your spouse. You should also know children's love and how to
serve your children. You shouldn't just give orders to your children,
but you should be able to serve and understand them. Then you can
understand God's love. Without children, you are incomplete and you
cannot understand God's love. Without children, you don't know how
much God loves human beings, who are His children.
Also without being a husband, you don't know what a wife is; and
without being a wife, you don't know what a husband is. Children don't
know parental love until they become parents. Therefore, without
having children, you cannot be true parents.
Are you all right without children? Without a child, you are destined
to perish. Nothing will remain. A child is an incarnation and
successor of its parents. Therefore, people want children after
Parents want to have children because they want to hand over all of
their love to their children. The parents' substance remains in their
descendants. That's why we need descendants.
Love is eternal. Because love is the utmost desire of human beings, we
want to inherit it no matter what. By leaving your love on earth, you
are able to stand in front of God with dignity in the spirit world.
The family is the place provided for completing such love. To go to
the Kingdom of Heaven through the family means to establish the domain
of oneness in love.
Human beings should follow the principle of the universe. In spring
you should sow seeds -- in summer they flourish, in autumn they bear
fruit, and in winter you should arrange everything and implant anew
the origin of life into your heart. When the spring returns, the
implanted internal seed will be sown again. This means that you should
give birth to children. Do you understand? You should rear your
children to be the way you are.
Why do you feel sad when you don't have children? It is because you
cannot form a circle. We get to know the utmost love by watching a
bird feeding its babies; likewise, when you give birth to children and
have the experience of rearing them, you are able to confirm love. In
the Orient, people like children more than they like adults. They
politely respect adults and pour out their utmost love to children. By
rearing sons and daughters, you come to realize how much your parents
Human beings should have the experience of bringing up children. Then
they can possess parental love and children's love. Western people
don't seem to do that; they are avoiding bearing and bringing up
children. Because they think children could be troublesome in the time
of divorce, they are hesitating to have children.
But when a human being doesn't establish the four position foundation,
he or she cannot understand God's heart and therefore cannot go to the
Kingdom of Heaven. Many Americans think they don't need children. But
if they would deepen their conjugal love by rearing children, there
would be less divorce. They live in false love instead of true love by
leaving out children, and repeatedly divorce. The ethics of American
society are declining due to this bad trend.
Jesus is the bridegroom and we are the bride. Then what do the
bridegroom and bride want to do? Of course, they want to get married
to each other. Then what are they going to do in marriage? They want
to establish a family and bear children. If they don't have children,
they cannot be considered a family. Without giving birth to children,
they start to split. After bearing children, a family is to certainly
be established. Even though a groom hates his bride so much that he
wants to divorce, if she gives birth to a child, the groom cannot do
anything. With no way out, he has to live with the bride. Therefore,
children are absolutely necessary to establish a family.
I talked about birth control in Barrytown. What do you think about
birth control? If the people of Jacob's era had practiced birth
control, Joseph wouldn't have come into being. If God prepared a man
who had the scientific ability to enable people to see God through
television, but due to birth control he were not born, that generation
would have no excuse in front of the spirit world and humanity.
Heavenly sons and daughters should live more happily than anyone else,
and should bear more children than people in the satanic realm. Ma be
twelve children will be average for you. Continuously give birth to
children. Unification Church members cannot practice birth control.
You should bear more than ten children. I will feed them all.
Do you want to give birth to a son first or a daughter first? First
son or first daughter? (First son is better.) How did you learn that?
Without being taught by anyone, we know that. When a wife gives birth
to a son first, the husband is so happy that he drools. It is no
problem to demand that the couple who just had a first son treat us to
a great meal. Korean custom is very good in this area. Beyond the
basic desire to give birth to a child at all, man and woman alike
prefer that the first be a son.
Man and woman should establish the four position foundation with love.
In order to establish the four position foundation, you should be a
good husband and a good wife. Then you will be able to give birth to a
baby whom God and the universe like. Good sons and daughters pour out
power upon the center of love, and the universe likes that.
Unification Church men and women should give birth to such children.
That is what God expects and what Father craves. He expects us to give
birth to sons and daughters who love God, nature and humanity. Such
children should be able to go anywhere, centering upon love.
Problems shouldn't be vague and obscure. How much have you loved your
husband? You should think that your husband represents the world. If
you give birth to a child within this principle, your child also will
be great. So by examining the children, we can estimate the parents'
faith. The Unification Church manifests each person's fortune
according to the truth.
The quality of children is determined by how much you work for God's
will. It is best for a child to be conceived at the point of the
parents' heartistic oneness and biological oneness.
Is a baby whose parent is very knowledgeable born filled with
knowledge? Or is it born resembling its parents' bone structure? What
do babies resemble? If parents have good ancestors, even though they
are very ignorant, they will give birth to good sons and daughters.
But evil children will be born of evil-hearted parents in spite of
Whose children will be born great among the blessed families? When
parents in oneness with the Principle tradition cross over the
national boundaries to seek for noble love and determine to leave the
bond of sacrificial true love, there will be born a child with
heavenly wisdom and the capacity to inherit the authority of the great
Will. Even though the parents wrap this baby in swaddling clothes due
to the poverty of the household, the child will be the one who can
control the economy or become the president who unites the world with
You will be able to give birth to great children if you have the
conviction, "If I cannot do enough, I will bear a child who can work
more than I for Father. As a person who is commemorating God's Day, I
must give birth to such a child."
6. THE VALUE OF BLESSED CHILDREN
Blessed children surpass their parents.
By Cain killing Abel, history went the wrong way, so all humankind
became Satan's children -- the children of a servant. Human beings
were supposed to be princes and princesses, but they became the
children of the servant. How much was God stifled? Jesus, the Messiah,
in place of the original Adam, came as a luminary, one with God and
God's love in spirit and body. Therefore, all men and women in the
satanic realm can be attracted to the Lord, treasuring the day of His
coming. That's why history is the history of indemnity. No other
explanation is necessary.
Without going through the indemnity course, you cannot go in front of
God, but the blessed children can go forward without any condition.
Their quality is totally different from yours. You were born centered
on the root of the fallen world and were engrafted to be the harvested
fruit. Your root still remains in the fallen world. But your children
are the new fruit centered upon God. To bear children rooted in God
and True Parents is more exalted than Mary's bearing the Messiah. The
blessed children born of you are better than Jesus, for whom God
prepared 4,000 years. Did Jesus' mother and father receive the
Blessing and bear him? Your children are born of the Blessing from the
Blessed children are born under heavenly fortune, so they will surpass
you in quality. Because they have the heavenly fortune, you shouldn't
speak impolitely to them, even though they are younger than you.
The children of the Unification Church are to be born with the fortune
of heaven and earth.
Blessed children are the precious beings who can shine more than you,
so don't beat them. Even if you and your spouse are fighting, smile in
front of your children.
7. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN OF THE FAMILY.
The starting point of Kingdom of Heaven is not an individual or
nation, but a family. So Jesus came to seek the relationship of a
bride and a groom on earth. Is the starting point of the Kingdom of
Heaven an individual? No; it is a family.
The family is the basic unit for the Kingdom of Heaven. Once you visit
the Kingdom of Heaven, you will never want to return back, because
"the one" with whom you will never tire of being dwells there. If all
humankind in common wanted to visit there, and wanted to meet and live
with "the one," the world would be unified right away. The Unification
Church is the group which is heading for that place. But that doesn't
happen at once. First of all, an individual foundation should be
established, and then it is to be extended to the family, national and
Your family is in the position to represent the sovereignty of Heaven.
The parents represent the sovereignty, the children represent the
nation and your goods represent the land, so to be dutiful toward
parents means to be loyal to the nation and to practice the principle
of the saints. The fallen family became the origin of disgraceful
behavior, but God expects the family to be the sacred site. Therefore,
our mission is to guide all the corrupted families in the fallen
world. Even though the families on earth are being ruptured, we do not
have the right to turn away from them.
Human beings must have a family. There are parents, children and
material in a family. These three are the substantial representatives
for the horizontal development of the vertical history -- the Old
Testament Age, New Testament Age and Completed Testament Age. These
three, parents, children and belongings are necessary components
defining the boundary of a family.
What should a husband do? He is to relate to the church, and his wife
should relate to material. That is the environmental aspect. Then what
should a family member do? Father, mother and children should be
completely one. The family level Kingdom of Heaven starts at that
unified point. Therefore, in order to establish the Kingdom of Heaven
centering upon people, they should set up the four position
The Kingdom of Heaven of husband and wife is established only if a
couple becomes one centering upon God's love. Nobody can dissolve that
union and it will never split in two.
What kind of love did you find? If you found God's love, your mind and
body should be completely one so that God's love can dwell in you.
When a father and a mother are completely one in love and the children
have their objects to love, the Kingdom of Heaven of a family is to be
realized. When parents become plus and children become minus, the
Kingdom of Heaven of a family comes into being.
As Father did when he started the Unification Church, you must take
sincere care of your friends when they visit your house. You have to
make them say, "Your house is better than mine. This meal is more
delicious than at my house. Can I stay here one more night?" When you
make your house a place where every guest or friend wants to come and
live, even abandoning their own families, you have the Kingdom of
Heaven of a family.
There is a reason that I don't build churches now. It is because we
don't need so many people in the church. The Kingdom of Heaven starts
not from the church but from a family -- namely, from a bridegroom and
a bride. A woman was born to see a man, and a man was born to see a
woman. The first sound that a baby makes right after waking up in the
morning is "mommy." A husband should call his wife more than a baby
Those men who haven't called their wives in the same way babies call
their mothers are pitiful. A wife also should call her husband in such
a manner more than the husband calls her. A couple has to treat each
other this way. If they live with such an attitude, even when they
become very old they will not envy young people. When blessed couples
turn eighty years old, Father will let them have a round-the-world
In the future, the Unification Church worship service will have to be
in the form of giving reports, not sermons. The content of the report
should be something of which each family is proud. Therefore, the
whole family should participate in the worship service. While doing
so, we should learn from the exemplary family and try to guide the
family which is in a bad situation. In such a way, let us establish
the Kingdom of Heaven of the family. We should clearly know that the
Kingdom of Heaven on earth cannot be established without the Kingdom
of Heaven of the family.
The Kingdom of Heaven is to be established centering upon a family.
You shouldn't forget the dignity that you must have as a family
Where does the life of the Kingdom of Heaven start? It starts from a
family. It doesn't start anywhere else. The Kingdom of Heaven is the
spherically extended form of a family; it is not something outside of
the domain of a family. Therefore, you have to think you are embracing
your spouse so that the men and the women of the world may become one.
The family is the place where you can set the condition to love the
whole of humankind.
"The day of meeting" comes after passing through the age of "words"
and the age of "substance"; and after passing through the day of
meeting, you can lead a life in the Kingdom of Heaven. You have to
reach the status where you can feel God's mind, heart, appearance and
suffering as your mind, heart, appearance and suffering. With this
status, the family of the Kingdom of Heaven is to be established. It
should be completed on earth.
Now Heavenly Father feels that I should teach the norm for life in the
Kingdom of Heaven. People in the restoration course should learn from
those who are expert in the Principle. Father cannot be responsible
directly for those problems. That age already has passed. The
organization of the Unification Church is the organization of a
family. The Unification Church is centered upon a family, not upon an
individual, which has been the center so far.
Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? It doesn't just drop from the sky. It
is the place where we establish a living stage of give and take among
father, mother and children, and where we feel 100% joy in utilizing
all things for life and for the ideal condition.
What is the world of God's ideal of creation? It is the place where
the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and the Kingdom of Heaven in Heaven are
established centering upon the sovereignty of the True Parents. The
Kingdom of Heaven is established only through the foundation of love.
Nobody has received the love of true parents in the fallen world;
there is no trace of it. The same is true with the spirit world,
because there has been no one who received the love of true parents on
earth and went to the spirit world.
Man's love, woman's love, son's love, daughter's love, parents' love
and God's love are included in the original family-level foundation.
Whoever loves parents, spouse and children in such a harmonized place
leads a life of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Our family and the Kingdom of Heaven are the same in form. There are
parents, husband and wife, children, and brothers and sisters in a
family. We can create a unified house of love. Unification can be
established, life can be connected, and the ideal can be realized in a
family. Therefore, you become qualified to go to the Kingdom of Heaven
when you can respect conjugal love and parental love. Grandparents
handed down love to parents, the parents handed down love to a husband
and a wife, and the couple handed down love to children. If you deny
any one of those, the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be established. You
should love your parents more than your husband or wife, and you
should love your grandparents more than your parents. This motto is
the core and the ideal of the Kingdom of Heaven.
The world is afraid of the Unification Church owing to the blessed
families more than to the Principle. The blessed family is a linkage
of three-generational love. The Messiah and the blessed families
become one in love centering upon God's love. The Messiah, the blessed
couples, and the blessed children: these three generations are
connected to be one in love on earth. Next, the blessed couples,
blessed children and blessed grandchildren are to be connected as one
in love. The Unification Church is the place where three generations
can be linked.
The four position foundation that Unification Principle talks about is
the domain of three-generational love. When three generations live
together in happiness, the ideal of creation is realized. Of course,
husband and wife should love each other. In addition, they should pray
for their children with love and take sincere care of them in order to
create a happy and harmonious family. When this is accomplished
vertically and connected horizontally, perfect love is established.
Even cousin and second cousin should become one in love to form the
perfect shape of love.
The Unification Church regards the Kingdom of Heaven as starting from
within the domain of the tribe. When parents, brothers, cousins and
second cousins become one centering upon the grandfather, a perfect
three generations are established. When this tribal domain of love
becomes one with God on earth, the whole world will be the world of
love -- the Kingdom of Heaven. When a woman marries into a family, she
has to serve her grand parents-in-law and parents-in-law in place of
God and her husband. She also has to be harmonized with the sisters-in
law and the brothers-in-law. If such love relationships are extended
to the society, nation and world, this world will be full of peace and
love, instead of crime and war; that is the Kingdom of Heaven, the
ideal world of God.
The Kingdom of Heaven of a family is established when a man and a
woman are completely one; the individual Kingdom of Heaven is
established when the mind and body are completely one. Husband, wife
and children should be one centering upon God's Will in the Kingdom of
Heaven of the family. The purpose of the Will is for the sake of
humankind, and the center of the Will is God. Therefore, the Kingdom
of Heaven of the family is to be linked to the place where a family
exists for humankind, centering upon God.
We have to work for humankind -- not only for God. God wants to find a
family with this standard. Unless such a family is established, God
cannot save all humankind, all nations and all families. In order to
create such a family, Father raised up blessed families.
The center of the family is God, and this world should be God's
nation. The blessed families should strive to lead a life which is
connected to God's nation. The tribe, the nation and the world are to
be established from the point that we exist and work for others, so a
family should be responsible for organizing the world centered upon
How much you have influenced your tribe, nation and world becomes the
standard for receiving the Blessing. The content of the Blessing
differs in internal value and internal results.
The Unification Church centered upon Father is like a tribe and a
nation. The purpose of the Unification Church is to form a nation
composed of five races in unity which can work for the sake of the
world. This is Father's purpose and it is the purpose which God wants
to accomplish through Father.
8. THE KEY TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
The key to enter the Kingdom of Heaven is not the place to which you
can go alone, but the place to which you must go with your parents,
brothers and sisters.
What is the key to go to the Kingdom of Heaven? It is not a place for
you to go individually; you have to go there leading your tribe as
well as your family. Having a big clan standing in front of God on
earth is blessing. A family with many children and a lot of fortune is
considered blessed, isn't it? You should enter the Kingdom of Heaven
with your family, not alone.
You can never go to Heaven individually. Father discovered that the
Kingdom of Heaven is not a place of wild fancies as Christians
believe. Originally, we are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a family
unit. The ideal world is the place where parents and children can live
together centering upon God. By the way, if your father goes to hell,
your mother goes to the Kingdom of Heaven, your older sister goes to
hell, and your younger brother goes to the Kingdom of Heaven, will you
feel good even though you go to Heaven? The Kingdom of Heaven is the
place to go as a family unit.
Human beings are to be married in the bosom of God's love and have
children whom God loves and grandchildren whom God feels joy to be
with. The Kingdom of Heaven is a place where your family goes all
together. Is going somewhere alone, where your son cannot go with you,
really going to the Kingdom of Heaven? Paradise is the place to which
people go separately, discarding the intimacy of "husband and wife" or
"parent and child." Paradise doesn't have anything to do with the
family. Is such a place the Kingdom of Heaven? The world where all
family members can give and take centered upon God is the Kingdom of
Heaven. While a son is floundering in hell, can his parents be happy
in Heaven? Is such a place the Kingdom of Heaven?
The Kingdom of Heaven that the Unification Church is talking about is
the place where all the family members are going together, not the
place to which we go alone. In view of God's ideal of creation, is the
Kingdom of Heaven a place to which man and woman go separately? No, it
is the place for two people to go together; father and mother are
meant to go together. In this respect, our Unification Church is the
history making religion.
Originally, God didn't create a world in which a husband could go to
the Kingdom of Heaven and his wife to hell. The main characters of
God's ideal of creation, namely, father, mother, son and daughter, are
supposed to form a tribe and a nation. Doesn't this make sense? Due to
the fall, hell came into existence.
What kind of place is the Kingdom of Heaven? It is the place for a
family -- man and woman in union -- to enter. Because Jesus couldn't
find a bride and bear sons and daughters on earth, he has been letting
the Holy Spirit work on earth while he himself has been praying in
Paradise for 2,000 years.
Because a woman fell first, a female spirit -- the Holy Spirit -- as
the substantial body of a mother should cleanse sin and make the world
Then Jesus as a bridegroom with the new seed should return. God's
purpose is to create a new world centering upon God, with the kin of
True Parents in a new heaven and new earth. When such a world is
accomplished, we can say that God's plan is fulfilled according to His
will. We don't need to believe in a God who has been working for 6,000
years without a clear purpose.
The four position foundation is the cornerstone of the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth and Kingdom of Heaven in Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven
cannot be established by one individual alone; Jesus alone cannot
build it. That's why the Holy Spirit should come down.
Because Jesus couldn't establish a family, he is in Paradise now, not
in the Kingdom of Heaven. Paradise is the waiting room for entering
the Kingdom of Heaven. Hell was created because of the human fall. God
did not create hell originally.
We never go to the Kingdom of Heaven alone. Two people, Adam and Eve,
opened the door of Hell due to their fallen action, so we cannot go to
the Kingdom of Heaven alone. That's why Jesus is in Paradise, not in
the Kingdom of Heaven. He is to go to the Kingdom of Heaven with his
bride. Nowadays, Christians want to follow Jesus without having any
idea of this fact. Unless we establish the standard of restoring a
family, we cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven. That's why the
Unification Church gives the Blessing.
According to the principle of creation, the Kingdom of Heaven is the
place to enter centering upon the family. Happiness is to be felt when
parents, children and all the relatives can enter the Kingdom of
Heaven together. If children go to the Kingdom of Heaven while their
parents go to hell, is it the real Kingdom of Heaven?
Therefore, the Unification Church should lay the family-level
foundation in paving the way to the Kingdom of Heaven. Without doing
that, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Centering upon a family,
you have to be free of the historical and dispensational standard
which Satan can accuse.
You cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven alone. The Blessing helps us
swiftly go through the door of the Kingdom of Heaven. It is the place
to go on the family level, holding the bond of three generations.
Jacob's seventy family members were the union of three generations;
they entered Egypt as such a group.
Father's desire is to see exemplary families called by Heaven out of
the enemy world, so we should know that we cannot enter the Kingdom of
Heaven without going through the family.
Who restores the Kingdom of Heaven? The door of the Kingdom of Heaven
opens by means of an absolute couple with absolute faith, absolute
practice and absolute heart, who are willing to bear the cross with
How do you conceptualize the Kingdom of Heaven? In a word, the Kingdom
of Heaven is the living environment for a perfect person. If it is for
a perfect person with true love, then what is the nature of a person
with true love? Humankind is composed of man and woman. Without a man
and a woman, the completion of God's ideal of love cannot be
established on earth. God's love cannot be perfected without a man and
a woman who together possess the subjectivity of perfect love.
A single person can never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. For a single
person, the Kingdom of Heaven is the land of despair. A land of
solitude still presents hope, but the land of despair has the status
of being without hope. When blessed families of the Unification Church
accomplish vertical love on the foundation of horizontal love between
husband and wife, they enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Here is recent
spiritual proof for that. (Colonel Pak explains it:) The former
president of the Unification Church of Korea, Rev. Hyo Won Eu, who is
in the spirit world now, once spoke to a female psychic medium. "As
Father's first disciple, I worked for a long time in the president's
position, and I wrote Wol-li Kang-ron (Discourse on the Principle)
which became the worldwide scripture, so I thought I would be in the
top position in the spirit world. But when Father organized the spirit
world trinity with the order of Ki Suk Lee, Hyo Won Eu and Chung Goo
Park, I was so disappointed and I complained. Father said, "The spirit
world is the world of love, where the competition of love exists, not
the competition of intellect. Ki Suk Lee has more love, that's why he
became the first brother in the trinity." I could understand after
listening to Father's explanation. I didn't enter the Kingdom of
Heaven yet; I'm on the way there. Thus far, my work has inclined
toward the intellect, but I will work hard heartistically with my wife
on earth." Heung Jin Nim is in the Kingdom of Heaven. He couldn't
enter the Kingdom of Heaven until he got blessed. After establishing
the four position foundation, he entered the Kingdom of Heaven. The
spirit world is the world of love.
What kind of person can go to the Kingdom of Heaven? The kind of
person who loves his son, wife or self more than he loves God cannot
go to the Kingdom of Heaven.
When you can respect parental love and conjugal love, you are
qualified to go to the Kingdom of Heaven. You have to love your
parents more than you love your spouse, and you have to love your
grandparents more than you love your parents. This is the core of the
Kingdom of Heaven and the motto encapsulating the ideal.
Your mind and your life should overflow with God's love and should let
the love drops fall continuously. When love flows out, there is hope,
but when love dries up, you and your family will perish. Dry-hearted
people will be stricken out of the world of love. Such people are
destined to be excluded from the world of the tradition of love.
If you cannot experience heavenly love on earth, you cannot go to the
Kingdom of Heaven. Have you sincerely loved a Cain-type person? In
order to go to the Kingdom of Heaven, your love should surpass the
parental love and conjugal love of the satanic world. Parents have
even died for the sake of their child in the fallen world; still, our
love must surpass the parental love of the fallen world.
You cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven alone. One man and one the
couple should surely become one with Cain. A proper environment is
needed. Before receiving parents or spouse, you are to set up a
standard of unity between brothers and sisters. This is Unification
What is the human fall? What are fallen children? Fallen children
cannot feel God thoroughly as their Father. Their mind doesn't have a
concept of God. You should have the following experience and
realization. First, you should substantially feel, "I'm born again and
have received new life, and I'm God's son or daughter who leads a new
life through the love of True Parents." Second, "I'm a qualified
citizen of God's land." Third, when you look at the nation and world,
you should feel God's mercy and think, "God handed down this world to
me, so l as God's child have a right to possess this world."
The awakening of this actual feeling is the most important task for us
in 1977. You should realize, first, that you are God's direct child;
second, that you are a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven; third, that
this world is your legacy from God. God blessed His children with
three gifts. An individual who actualizes this feeling is moving
toward perfection and is endowed with the qualification and right to
be the center or a member of the Kingdom of Heaven of the family.
When God settles down on earth with joy, then all things can take
Sabbath. The sabbatical site for all things cannot be set up unless
God set you cannot establish a happy family centering upon your
parents. Likewise,new order cannot be established in this world unless
your mind and body can naturally and spontaneously sing a song of
happiness centering upon God, the subject of the cosmos, and unless
you are given independent authority in a free environment.
Even though you've established the individual Kingdom of Heaven, if
you cannot apply that to the family, you will not have a safe place
for yourself as an individual to take Sabbath. Without establishing
the victorious tribal-level foundation, you cannot lay a safe
foundation for the Kingdom of Heaven of the family. In order for a
tribe to settle safely, the national foundation should be determined;
in order for a nation to set up the foundation to take Sabbath, a
worldwide foundation should be organized. You are in this process of
When we say Heavenly Father, we are saying that God is a parent. If
Adam and Eve had not fallen, they would have become the King and the
Queen of the nation, as well as parents. They would have been the King
and the Queen of the Kingdom of Heaven and the King and the Queen of
the universe. That's why there is a saying that a loving loyal subject
and a son of filial piety can go to the Kingdom of Heaven. When a
woman serves her husband as God, Lord or King and leads a life of true
love, she can go to the Kingdom of Heaven. The logic that you cannot
go to the Kingdom of Heaven unless you love your parents, nation and
world makes sense here.
A family belongs to a nation, a nation belongs to the world and the
world belongs to the universe, so if you love God, you will attain the
condition-that you loved everything in the universe, even though you
abandoned your family and nation. That's why you are told to live for
the sake of the world and God. If you can love the world and humankind
as much as you love me, you can go to the Kingdom of Heaven.
A person who is bound by his or her family and who is fettered by
conventional forms and past habits cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Such a person needs a heavenly gift to revolutionize his or her mind
to an explosive degree. Where is the place to dispense this heavenly
gift and stimulate us to carry out such a revolution? It is the
Unification Church. The motivation and the wellspring of the
revolution originates from the Unification Church. It applies to
Father says to the Unification Church members that we are to establish
the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, but it is not accomplished by
ourselves. You are told that in order to establish the Kingdom of
Heaven, you should become the oldest grandson of the main family. In
order to be the oldest grandson of the main family, you should marry
into the head family and fulfill the moral obligations there.
You should be a good example in public life. In other words, you
should be thorough in church life and our official activities. These
two areas are critical.
You belong to a certain region. The degree to which you strive to
absorb your whole region in God's Will vitally influences the
education of your children. The change in your life after you began to
live centering upon God's will, in other words, how much you lead an
exemplary life in the village and how much you make an exemplary
relationship with others, will be the object of potential criticism by
your children. Therefore, your public life should be solid.
Next, your private (personal) life is the problem. Is there any
qualitative difference in your life before the Blessing and after the
Blessing, when you are trying to lead a life of faith as a family? If,
when a husband becomes arrogant, his wife keeps complaining and nags
at him more than before, they are not a good example to their
children. After the Blessing, they should change totally. It is very
important to create a situation in which their children respect them,
so they should be good examples to their children in their personal
Public desire can be accepted anywhere; never have self-centered
desire. You should have the attitude that you will do such and such in
order to save the nation, instead of acting with the motivation to
become popular in the nation. Does a nation move according to your
mind? If that's the case, you may think that God would move following
your mind. Those thoughts are all self-centered. You always have to
lead a public life. In all your actions, earning money or
participating in certain activities, you should be motivated to save
the nation and the world. You should not think that you will do
something good later by earning money now.