God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
True Parents and Ourselves
May 7, 1972
original ideal of creation, our ancestors, Adam and Eve, were supposed to
inherit the blood lineage of goodness through their unity with God, and
hand it down to all generations. However, we have learned from the Principle
that an unexpected result came about due to the fall of man. We now belong
to the satanic world and are completely separated from the lineage of God.
We were supposed to be born from parents of goodness but instead our first
parents were parents of evil. We have therefore established a family, clan,
society, nation and world centered upon evil. This has to be restored and
indemnified. God cannot restore everything at once; restoration has to be
dealt with in stages. Since evil multiplied through history stage by stage,
it has to be dealt with in stages in the process of restoring it.
Going through the age of servant, the age of adopted son, the age of true
son and the age of the True Parents, God's providence has been to indemnify
each stage from the evil side to the side of God or goodness. God has founded
numerous religions, springing from the many different racial and cultural
backgrounds of mankind, and has been working through these religions with
the goal of restoring the ideal world.
As an analogy of God's work to create the ideal world, we can look at the
way rivers flow. From the mountains to the valleys, streams and brooks flow
in many different directions. Some flow from the west to the east and others
from the north to the south. However, they all eventually join into a main
river In the same way, God has established many different and various types
of religions which have remained separate from one another before joining
in the main current of religion. God has been working behind the history
of mankind, inspiring the creation of many religions with many different
directions. So too the cultures of the world, with religions at their center,
have been developing gradually to support the goal of one main religion.
A great amount of indemnity — based on the indemnity course of
Adam's family, as described in the Principle — is required to develop
this through the ages.
Cain has always been opposed to someone who is close to God. He is the
person who struck down Abel. It has always been Abel's position to be closer
to God. The fruits of that relationship have been in existence since the
fall and have affected mankind throughout history.
Even your own life is part of that legacy. If you examine your daily
life, there are times when you are Abel-like and times when you are
Cain-like. Between morning and evening of any given day, or even within one
hour, the dynamics of the Cain-Abel relationship are working. All directions,
back and front, right and left, up and down — have something to do
with the Cain and Abel relationship.
One action is closer to God and another is in opposition to God. When you
speak just one word, it could be examined as to whether or not it is from the
position of Cain or the position of Abel. You can examine yourself and the
words you speak according to this standard. If you are speaking today in a
better way than yesterday, then you are standing today as Abel in relationship
to yesterday. If you are speaking worse today than yesterday, then today
you are standing in the position of Cain. In this kind of situation, God
has been trying to guide people to be more Abel-like and to come closer to Him.
At the same time, Satan has been trying to pull people away from God.
When we grow closer to God, we come closer to the Abel position and we find
ourselves feeling happy. But when we become drawn in Cain's direction by
the satanic domain, we feel sadness. Because of this dynamic of the Cain and
Abel relationship there has been a constant fluctuation of joy and sadness
since the beginning of human history.
Without knowing this point, happiness or sadness in our daily lives is
simply a matter of whether we gain or lose some benefit. But ultimately
happiness and sadness are determined by the Cain and Abel dynamic. When you
move forward towards the position of goodness, you move one step closer to
God. But if you retreat from God, sadness comes into your heart according
to the degree of distance you retreat from God.
begins from the individual. One person is the beginning point of the family and
families create the society; societies create the nation and nations create
the whole world. All those different levels are interconnected. A society
is made up of many individuals; the world consists of many nations. In order
to liberate humanity from Satan, we have to begin by liberating one person,
one individual. The liberation of the family, the nation and the world has
to begin with the liberation of individuals.
God has been trying to do this through religion. The purpose of
religion is to bring us closer to God and guide us in the direction of
God's providence. Then, what is the final purpose of God's providence?
People generally think that religion has the purpose of contributing to the
welfare of the whole world or the benefit of all people of the world. However,
religions tend to think only of their own situation and see everything within
the context of their own particular faith. But from God's point of view,
even the mission of making the whole world better is the secondary purpose
of religion. What is its primary purpose? It is to create the True Parents
on the earth. Without True Parents no salvation is possible. Those who are
born of fallen parents have to be restored completely through rebirth by the
True Parents. Thus the most serious issue for God is how to bring the True
Parents of goodness to the earth.
Looking at the world from this viewpoint, we can see that the fallen world
has developed from the first fallen individuals to the family, clan, society,
nation and to the world. In order for God to establish that kind of basic
foundation, He has to first develop the sphere of servants or angels. Then
He has to raise that level of servant up to the level of adopted son. From
the adopted son realm, He has to bring it up to the level of the true son.
Even within the realm of the true son, there is the issue of Cain and
Abel. Cain and Abel were born of fallen parents and they fought against each
other as fallen children. In the era when the true son centered on God is
restored, Cain and Abel must no longer struggle. We cannot surpass the fallen
world until we establish complete unity between Cain and Abel. According to
the Principle, only when we establish the foundation of substance can we go
beyond the realm of the fallen world for the first time.
A person might be able to go beyond the fallen world up to the level of
the formation or even the growth stage, but he cannot advance further than the
growth stage unless he establishes a victorious foundation of substance. Even
if he could enter the level of perfection, his lineage would not yet have
been cleansed. Since the satanic blood lineage has been inherited and that
lineage is not yet cleansed, we need the Messiah. Therefore, it is absolutely
necessary for fallen people to establish the foundation of faith and the
foundation of substance as the foundation to receive the Messiah. Only
through the Messiah is one able to change his blood lineage and stand in
the position of a true child of God.
Since Adam and Eve fell, there was no way for Abel and Cain to be united
in a vertical way. At the same time there was no tradition for Adam and Eve
to be united in a vertical way, because of their fall. Only Cain and Abel
stand in the position to restore the failure of Adam and Eve. All unity was
lost at the time of Adam and Eve. Those who want to become the true sons
and daughters of God have to establish the vertical unity of parents and
children. You cannot reach perfection in the position of adopted son. You
have to achieve the position of true son in unity with God.
Every person has to move upward through all these stages to be
restored. Even though you may achieve the position of children, or even if
Cain and Abel achieve unity, there is no way to go all the way vertically
to God if there is no foundation of restored, unfallen parents. Therefore,
God has been trying throughout history to establish the True Parents The True
Parents will create for the first time the way to reach God Himself and for
Cain and Abel to be united. In this process of restoration, the change of blood
lineage has to take place. No one can establish this kind of thing by himself.
of man took place at the perfection level of the growth stage. In order
to restore the fall, we have to go the reverse way of the fall. Adam and
Eve fell through the temptation of love. As you are following the path of
restoration, and as you come closer and closer to the perfection level of
the growth stage, you will face the temptation of love and you will have to
overcome it. The tendency to be tempted by fallen love has been inherited
through generations of fallen parents. To overcome this, mankind must be
connected to the love centered on God and the True Parents; otherwise we
can never overcome the problem of fallen love.
Those who dwell in the realm of the fallen world who have inherited the
blood lineage of the fallen parents need to welcome the True Parents in
the final stage of restoration and unite with them vertically, in order to
overcome the fallen world. This is the teaching of the Principle.
We cannot complete this process individually. It always takes a couple
— a man and a woman — to restore this problem of love. This
explains the necessity of the Blessing. The Blessing cannot be performed
as we wish; it starts centered on the True Parents, who are the core of the
vertical line. As a result of the victorious condition of the unity of Cain
and Abel, the True Parents can conduct this Blessing. Only through this
process can we completely overcome the fallen world.
No one advances through the stages of restoration by himself. By receiving
the Blessing, we go over the perfection level of the growth stage and reach
the formation level of the completion stage. From then on, the blessed couple
or blessed family needs a seven year period of time to become perfectly one
with God. The three stages of growth — that is, formation, growth,
and completion — comprise 21 years. Therefore, the blessed couple
has to go through a seven year course in the completion stage. No one went
through this stage in the past.
Each one of you has to go through a seven year period, according to the
standard of the Principle. Therefore, after you join the Unification Church,
you have to go through a seven year period during which you have to restore
everything that was lost due to the fall, as well as inheriting the true
parental heart which was lost because of the fall of the first parents. As
the consequence of the fall, we lost our legacy of lordship over all created
things. Moreover, the body and heart of man were stained and claimed by
Satan. All of these things have to be restored through indemnity.
Consequently, centered upon these points — gaining dominion over all
things, becoming the substantial body of the truth, and restoring our hearts
— we have to go through the period of the completion stage and restore
them to God. This is our Principle. The time period of seven years needed to
reach the standard of perfection is equivalent to the whole human history of
7,000 biblical years. The 7,000 years are calculated as the 6,000 biblical
years of human history plus the 1,000 years of the millennium of the Lord's
reign, as described in the Bible. Within this time period of seven years,
we have to substantially accomplish the victorious standard by restoring
those things we lost. Then we receive the Blessing and after the Blessing,
the true standard of the family is begun.
We have to restore all things, we have to restore the substantial self back
to its natural, law abiding state, and we have to restore our hearts. From the
horizontal point of view, all material things represent the formation stage,
the substantial self represents the growth stage, and the heart represents
the stage of perfection or completion. All of the vertical providence must
also be fulfilled on the horizontal level.
Furthermore, the level of material things corresponds to the Old Testament
era; the level of the substantial self corresponds to the New Testament
era; and the level of the heart corresponds to the Completed Testament
era. Therefore it is natural that we in the Completed Testament era are
speaking about the world of God's heart. All these three have to be united
in perfect harmony. During the era of the Old Testament, indemnity was paid
through the things of creation. In the New Testament era, indemnity was paid
through Jesus, the substantial Son of God. Now the standard of heart has
to be established in the Completed Testament age, based upon the indemnity
victoriously paid in the former ages. The true standard of the family can
be established for the first time on the earth after all these things are
restored. That is the level we are expected to have reached at the time of
The blessed families are to have their own physical children, but before
that they are supposed to have their children of faith, their spiritual
children. Spiritual children represent the embodiment of Jesus in the spiritual
world. Your physical children represent the position of Jesus when he was
alive and expecting to establish a victorious foundation on the earth. Thus,
they also represent Christ of the Second Coming.
At this time, the Christian realm of the spirit world — called
Paradise — is not united with Christianity on the earth. This situation
is almost like Jesus being split into two. We are in the position to bring
unity between these two disharmonious realms. We can set up the condition
to bring about their unity through the unity between our own physical and
spiritual children. Our spiritual children stand in the position of Cain,
or the archangel; Abel, in the position of Adam, symbolizes the realm of the
physical world, and is represented by our physical children. Unity between our
spiritual children and physical children means unity between the spiritual
world and the physical world. If your own spiritual children and physical
children are not harmoniously united, the realms of the spiritual world and
the physical world, particularly the two realms of Christianity, will not be
united. Basically, the split between the spiritual world and the physical
world came about as a result of the division within the original family.
Therefore it has to be restored on the earth, by the unity of the spiritual
and the physical children of the blessed families.
Position of parents
only when Cain and Abel are united that the ideal parents can appear. This
condition of indemnity can be fulfilled when the children of faith —
both the spiritual children and the physical ones — become united in
perfect harmony. By this condition, we can restore the unity lost between Adam
and the archangel before the fall. If such a restoration can be accomplished,
God can continually shower His love from His position as parent. If your
spiritual children and your physical children are united into perfect oneness
on the horizontal plane, you can be restored to the position of true parents,
which is the position of the ideal love of God, for the first time.
It has been the path of the Unification Church to successfully indemnify
horizontally the vertical historical path. In order to restore a result or
consequence, you have to find out the cause that brought about the result and
reverse the process. We absolutely need spiritual children. Adam and Eve had
three archangels, who were supposed to attend them as their servants all of
their lives. Adam and Eve could not become the perfected son and daughter of
God without them. Thus, they are required in the restoration through indemnity.
From this viewpoint, for men and women alike, three spiritual children are
needed, representing three archangels. Those three archangels have to unite
with you perfectly.
God first created the angels and archangels and then He created Adam and
Eve with the help of the unity of the angels. We have to restore that standard
ourselves. Before having physical children, spiritual children have to be
born. Physical children are to be born only on the foundation of spiritual
children, just as God created the angels first and then created Adam and Eve
second. That is the Principle. At the time of Jesus, the nation of Israel
and the religion of Judaism were standing in the position of archangels
and were supposed to have united with him. If that had been accomplished,
all God's desires would have been realized.
The Unification Church finds itself in a situation similar to that of
the time of Jesus. When Jesus was killed, everything on the physical plane
was lost, and Christianity was born inheriting only the position of the
spiritual archangel, not the physical archangel. One mission of the Lord of
the Second Advent is to establish the unity of spirit and body. He has to
establish the conditions of indemnity to unite these two spheres.
At the time of Jesus, the position of spiritual archangel was filled
by Judaism, while the physical archangel was the nation of Israel. If
the archangels had united with Abel, who was Jesus, it would have been
a completely different situation. But because Jesus was killed, the spirit
world and physical world could not be fully united. Jesus, and all Christians,
have been seeking the redemption of both spirit and body. Therefore, they
must be connected with the realm of the flesh again.
By going the path of indemnity, we have to restore what has been lost on
the earth and unite both the physical and spiritual worlds into one. Only
through this process can the realm of Cain, symbolized by the two archangels,
be born. At this time, when the Lord comes to the earth and establishes
the individual foundation of victory on the earth, a victorious family
foundation will be formed. The sphere of victory is not limited to one
family, but that family represents world Christianity. If the clans of the
Second Coming of Christ are restored, those clans will become clans on the
worldwide level. Thus, when the Lord of the Second Advent comes to the earth,
if Christianity does not persecute him, it would not be difficult to unite
both realms and develop God's providence.
Time of victory
his is a
different age from the time of Jesus. Because of the lack of unity between
spirit and body, the purpose of the Second Coming of Christ is to fulfill
the course of indemnity to restore that disunity. The Second Coming of
Christ has to achieve the victory in spirit world and then the victory can
be gained on the earth. When he comes to the earth, he has to bring his
victory from the spirit world to be fulfilled on the earth.
This is the same situation as when Jacob wrestled with the angel. He first
had to gain the victory over the angel in order to win the victory over Esau,
who finally surrendered to Jacob. Jesus subjugated the archangel in order
to restore through indemnity the fact that Adam was improperly subjugated
by the archangel. Jacob's subjugation of Esau was the restoration of Abel
being subjugated by Cain. And Jesus' subjugation over the archangel was done
on the earth again to reestablish the condition of Jacob's having subjugated
Esau. We have to gain the victory in both the spiritual and physical realms.
If the people of Israel had united with Jesus, they could have inherited
both the spiritual and physical foundations of victory. But because of the
rejection and death of Jesus Christ, the spiritual realm and physical realm
were split. Now the returning Christ, like Jacob, has to win victory in both
realms. Established Christianity has opposed the returning Christ. The
struggle between the Unification Church and traditional Christianity
occurs parallel to the historical course of the spiritual development of
Christianity. That same struggle has been the history of the Unification
Church. Christianity was born due to Jesus' spiritual victory over Satan
while on the earth, and Christianity was superior to any other religion,
because of that spiritual victory over Satan. We have gained the spiritual
victory in this new era. Although established Christianity may oppose us,
they will soon be in the position of Esau, who finally welcomed Jacob.
We are living in a different time from that of Jesus. The providence was
centered on the nation during the time of Jesus, but now it is centered on
the world. The Lord of the Second Advent comes on the worldwide level and
that is a larger level than the level of Jesus' era. Therefore, unless the
world goes against him as one united body, he will easily establish the
foundation for the nation.
Jesus sought to achieve the perfection of the individual and the perfection
of the family, both spiritually and physically. Next he sought the victory
of the clan and nation, both spiritually and physically. After he gained
that victory on the national level, he was to start the substantial realm of
victory through which Rome would surrender to him. Jesus' purpose was not
only to restore the individual and family but also to unite the nation of
Israel with the religion of Judaism. On that foundation, he was to overcome
the Roman Empire. He came to earth with that purpose.
However, Judaism and the nation of Israel did not unite with him and he
had to go the way of the cross; complete restoration could occur only at a
later time. We ourselves have to restore the standard that was not achieved
by the people at the time of Jesus. Although we may be able to gain victory
spiritually on the worldwide level, the earthly foundation that Jesus did not
establish must be realized by us; otherwise we cannot indemnify what Jesus
did not do in the past. Jesus came in the position of parent and he came
to stand on earth as the victorious parent of the world. Since he did not
complete that role, this must be indemnified at the time of the Second Advent
and the victory must be gained. Otherwise we won't be able to go beyond the
victory of Jesus. That is what the Unification Church has been trying to do.
Centered upon the True Parents, we have gained the victory spiritually but
we have been opposed by established Christianity; thus the failure has not
been indemnified. Jesus went beyond Judaism and established the new teaching
we call Christianity. Although it was only a spiritual victory, he started
Christianity nevertheless. In the same sense, if established Christianity
opposes the Unification Church, we have to recreate the foundation of
Christianity, according to the new direction. Unless we do that, we won't
be able to make the substantial foundation for the restoration by indemnity.
That is what the worldwide Unification Church and I have been doing until
now. Unless we have the foundation for the clan, the family cannot be at ease;
unless the clan surrounds the family with its protection, the family cannot
dwell in peace.
Realm of freedom from Satan
when Abel's family is within the protection of the victorious clan can it
rest at peace for the first time. Satan cannot invade that family. Abel's
family should not be invaded by Satan because it is in the position of the
perfected Adam and Eve. Cain, who is in the position of the fallen archangel,
has to establish a victorious foundation to win the victory over the satanic
domain. Then the family is protected.
Satan is a fallen archangel, so he is not able to win the victory over
an archangel who united with God and never fell. Thus an archangel who is
on the side of God can subjugate Satan. Satan cannot invade the protection
of a God-centered archangel. Thus the victorious Abel sphere cannot be born
unless the victorious archangel is born. That means that Abel's family can
be protected from Satan only when restored Cain's family is born.
During Jesus' life, if his family had protected him, he could have been
at peace. If such protection had been given to Jesus, he wouldn't have
been attacked. In the Garden of Eden, if the archangel had not fallen but
had protected Adam, then Adam himself would have had no chance to fall. If
there had been a person in Cain's position who united perfectly with Jesus,
then there would have been no way for Satan to attack Jesus.
When we examine the situation in this light, we discover that Jesus'
family did not unite with him. Mary and Joseph and his brothers and sisters,
as well as his other relatives, had nothing to do with Jesus' mission. In
fact, Jesus was a person who was virtually separated from his family and
clan. The entire family and clan should have stood in the position to protect
Jesus. If he were standing on that perfected foundation, he would never have
had to go away from his own home, and there would have been no necessity
for him to go through the three years of public life. If the family and
clan had united with him and helped him, he would have been able to make
the foundation of bridegroom and bride on the earth, with the help of his
family and relatives. If that had happened, a new blood lineage could have
been established on the earth, centered on Jesus. The new ideal family who
did not fall and who were united with God could have been started.
However, Jesus did not have that kind of foundation and he went to the
cross. Therefore, the family who could inherit the new blood lineage was
not born at that time.
Jesus was to be in the position of True Parents. If the position of True
Parents was lost, that means all the descendants that were to be born from
the True Parents were lost because the position of the parents was invaded.
Those who are born from fallen parents cannot go over their fallen
standard. Christians, although gathering underneath the cross of Jesus Christ
throughout the world, are not able to go forward and consummate God's will
for the whole world.
Once individuals are united completely with the returning Lord and attend
him absolutely, then they have to create a special clan centered upon
the Lord. That special clan has to have a higher standard than the clan
which surrounded Jesus Christ. That clan could not fulfill its mission to
shield Jesus. This special clan should create a heartistic foundation and
be called the new Israel. The heartistic foundation is the prerequisite
for the substantial foundation of the worldwide level. Restoration through
indemnity can be accomplished through that foundation. At the time of the
Second Advent Christ must create the standard of the family. In order for
him to create that standard, the Unification movement has to create the clan
who can risk their lives to shield his family from the enemy. Without that,
the Lord won't be able to start his family.
This was the significance of the Holy Wedding in 1960. The Unification
Church was born as a new religious organization, and even if the secular
world and established Christianity itself oppose the Unification Church,
our church has created the sphere of the clan to shield the family of the
When the condition was made for the creation of a clan able to shield the
family of the Second Coming of Christ at the risk of their lives, then the
true Holy Wedding could be conducted for the first time in history. Since
the true family was created, it has gradually been expanded to the sphere of
clan and society. Established Christianity has been declining at the same
time the Unification Church has been moving up. As a result of Judaism not
uniting with Jesus, he did not establish a family, clan, society or nation
centered on God. The Unification movement has to restore all of those failures
and develop far beyond what happened at the time of Jesus.
Three spiritual children
is the history of the development of the Unification Church. What did we
do next centered on the true family after 1960? If Jesus had established
his own family, he could have formed his clan and tribe. Then, if Jesus'
disciples had restored the same position that he stood on, they could have
become members of his tribe. Therefore, if Jesus had married an ideal spouse
and established a family, Jesus' disciples could have married their ideal
spouses and established families. In this way, Jesus could have formed a new
tribe within the nation of Israel and the religion of Judaism. The clan of
true sons of God centered on Jesus' children that could have been established
after Jesus' Holy Wedding is completely different from the clan of Christians
that was in actuality established as God's adopted children in the fallen
domain. When Jesus' children were to be born, there would have been the
families of the 12 apostles who could perfectly unite with Jesus' children.
You joined the Unification Church at different times in your life.
Some joined when you were 20 years old, some when you were 30 years old,
and some joined even after the age of 50. Before that, you lived in the
secular world, within the domain of Satan. According to the original ideal,
Adam and Eve were supposed to have a certain innate foundation. In order to
restore that foundation, all of you joined the Unification Church after you
were already born and then you witnessed to restore spiritual children. As
a result of this, you have created the foundation of Cain and Abel. In your
case, there was no innate foundation made for you before you were born, so
you have to restore it through indemnity. The way to do this is as follows.
You must have spiritual children who attend and unite with your physical
children even before their birth. Unless you are clear about this, you cannot
understand the course of restoration at all.
When the spiritual children unite and serve the physical children of
their spiritual parents, even while they are still in the womb, that is
the restoration condition of the three archangels uniting with Adam, who
was created by God. Thus you need more than just spiritual children; you
need your own physical children as well. You joined the Unification Church
when you were more than 20 or 30 years old, and established the horizontal
foundation by witnessing and gaining spiritual children. But those are Cain
and Abel relationships, on the level of the archangel. The foundation to
be restored as parents is not indemnified yet. How can we indemnify that
foundation? The foundation is indemnified when your three spiritual children
serve your physical children even in the womb. In that way, you can restore
the earthly foundation of the three archangels willingly attending Adam
while he was being created. Unless you go through this course, the family
of the perfection level will not be able to appear.
Therefore, after the Blessing you will give birth to your own children. By
the time your children are conceived, you have to have three spiritual children
willing to attend the child that will be born from your womb. Those who are
born from blessed parents have to be protected by those spiritual children
until they get married, or until they reach the age of 21. The spiritual
children can never allow the blessed children of their spiritual parents
The archangels had the mission of protecting Adam and Eve and to help them
become the ideal couple. The spiritual children have the same mission as
the archangels. God has harbored deep grief and sorrow because of the fall
of Adam and Eve. Spiritual children have to fulfill the archangelic mission
of protecting the blessed children from falling. Otherwise there is no way
for spiritual children to be restored to God’s side.
I am talking about the relationship between spiritual parents and
spiritual children. Only when your spiritual children fulfill such a mission
in relationship with you and your physical children can you finally restore
the position of parents, centered on your children. That is the same thing
as Adam and Eve being restored through Abel. Thus the blessed parents can
perfect themselves through the second generation, their children, just as the
fallen parents, Adam and Eve, could have been restored through their child,
Abel. This is the way restoration by indemnity takes place.
Therefore you should not conceive your physical children unless you
have your spiritual children. You are not qualified to give birth to and
love your own children without three spiritual children. This is the way of
the Principle. The principle of restoration is to reverse the direction of
the fall to the original direction, with utmost preciseness, and to put it
into the proper direction. That is why you absolutely need your spiritual
children. In reality, you need them even more than you need the Messiah.
You are loved by God; still, to seek after God's love should not be
your concern. If you are loved by God, you are standing in the position
of Abel. Abel is in the position of Adam, so he must have three archangels
supporting him. Only when three archangels completely attend Adam can the
position of unfallen Adam be restored. If those three archangels dominate
Adam and he fears them, the restoration of Adam before the fall can never
The age of persecution
join the Unification Church and come to know the will of God and begin to
experience the love of God, you are in the position of Abel and under the
guidance of various good spirits. If you joined at 20 years old, you became
an Abel at 20 years old. If you joined when you were 30, you became an Abel at
that age. When you restore your spiritual children, you are allowed to restore
the Cain and Abel relationship at the level of your age group. You cannot
restore your past, so you must restore that in another way, by going through
your children. Your three spiritual children must attend your physical children
from the time they are still in the womb until they get married. Unless you
establish this kind of tradition, perfect restoration cannot take place.
I myself have to follow that course and you must go that way too. If I
have a mission on the worldwide level, you can take on the mission of the
national level. I must fulfill one stage higher. I will create the victorious
foundation on the worldwide level. The victorious realm of indemnity on the
worldwide level has been created by expanding the foundation. That is the
third worldwide course.
Individual perfection requires Cain and Abel. When you joined the
Unification Church, you could begin to receive the love of God in a more
direct way. The person who receives the greater love of God is automatically
in the position of Abel. But Abel's position cannot be created by Abel alone;
Abel cannot be created without Cain. Cain was born before Abel, and Cain
has certain elements of evil by which he opposes Abel. By the same token,
the archangel was born before Adam.
Just as the archangel invaded Adam, you will be attacked individually if you
are standing in the position to be loved by God. Throughout history Satan has
been persecuting religious people, particularly followers of Christianity. He
persecutes families and clans which are religious. Therefore you too will
receive persecution on the levels of the individual, family, clan and society
That is how you can win and make advances — by being persecuted.
If you as an individual receive persecution on the worldwide level,
the complete victory of the individual is won. Your persecution cannot be
limited to just one small village; it has to be on the worldwide level. Thus
even if you are receiving persecution within one small village, you will
be receiving persecution on the worldwide level. The aim of persecution
on the world level is the attack on life itself. If your life is attacked,
that is certainly a personal thing but it is also on the worldwide level.
If you dedicate your life for the sake of building the Kingdom of God,
when you receive persecution from an individual person, you will be standing
in the position of Abel on the worldwide level. So dedicate yourself to God,
even unto death.
During the time period of dedication of seven or even 21 years, you
cannot look back. If you begin to think, "Maybe I shouldn't have joined or
gotten involved in doing God's will," then you will get invaded and hooked
by Satan. If you have that kind of attitude, then it will require another
seven years to complete the course of restoration. Even Jacob needed 21 years
in order to gain his family from his uncle Laban. If you cannot fulfill in
seven years, it will require a 21 year course. The Unification Church is in
a 21 year course from 1960 to 1981. Even world famous historians are saying
that a new era has dawned since 1960.
The third True Parents
ome of your
ancestors may have killed their own parents; some killed their brothers;
there are many kinds of people in your lineage. There has been killing
among clans for many thousands of years. At this time the past history of
thousands of years of sinfulness is being manifested; everyone is becoming
individualistic. God does not exist for many people and they do not care about
their society or their world. All they are interested in is themselves. That
is the condition of today's world.
All of you are influenced by this, too. Generally speaking, the more
developed a nation becomes, the more individualistic it becomes. Individualism
is the locomotive that pulls everything to Satan's side. The individualistic
world is the archangelic world. The more a society becomes individualistic,
the more people lose touch with the nation, the family and God. The world
is disintegrating through self-centeredness and individualism.
Therefore, in order to walk the path of indemnity we must go from the
level of the individual, to the family, clan and tribe. We need at least 12
families to create a clan. The clan then multiplies into a tribe and into a
people. After establishing one tribe, you aim for the creation of a nation. In
the fallen world, God's people have to win over another people to establish
their own nation. That is the way of restoration. But in order for God's
nation to come about, God's people have to break through the dominion of
the satanic realm. In the satanic world, a new nation cannot be born unless
a ruling group is overcome by another group.
Likewise, the course of restoration goes the same path. One people of God
has to be created in the midst of the satanic world, which can gain victory in
the face of those who oppose them, in order to create the new nation of God's
principle. In the same way, Jesus could have created an excellent nation,
surpassing any nation in the satanic world, which could have subjugated the
Roman Empire, which was Cain on the worldwide level. That would have been
the final point in the providence of God.
Jesus was the second true man, sent by God to the world to become a
true parent, due to the fall of the first parents. At this time, we have
to restore the failure to receive that second parent, in order to receive
the third parents in a victorious way. In order to achieve a victory,
the second parent was supposed to completely restore the failure of the
first parents, Adam and Eve. But Jesus had to die without doing that. That
is why the providence had to be postponed to the third time. Christ at the
Second Coming is in the position of the third parent. He must physically and
spiritually restore the position of the first parents, as well as Jesus and
the Holy Spirit, who came as the second parents.
It is necessary and natural that the children have to go through the
indemnity course. The reason the restoration of Cain and Abel is so important
is that the coming of the True Parents is so important.
My speech today is entitled, "True Parents and Ourselves." True Parents
are the embodiment of the ultimate hope in human history, as well as the
ultimate victory. All the peoples of the world have to seek for this central
point of historical hope. You Japanese people must not be too attached to
Japan. Japan is something like an inn that you stop by on your way to the
destination. The goal of history is neither the nation nor the world. The
core of the providence is of course to save the world, but in order to save
the world, the Parents of goodness have to establish the perfect foundation
on this earth. Without the True Parents, there is no way to save the nation
and the world in a perfect way.
Therefore, what is the true hope of history? It is not for a nation or
even the world, but it is for the True Parents. You really must understand
this very clearly. You cannot be nationalistic or hold on to your own world
view. Even though you may have concern about your own race, you are allowed
to do so only after you have inherited the lineage of the True Parents. Only
after you inherit the blood lineage of the True Parents can you create your
own clan, your society. Without receiving the True Parents, nothing can
be accomplished. Please understand this very clearly.
The Japanese Unification Church does not have a mission just for the
sake of the nation of Japan. You may think that your country will become
the central country of the world; all people want that for their own country
because they want the very best for their country. But merely wishing will not
bring about the goal. With that viewpoint, there is no hope for the country;
darkness will come instead. People will realize when they come to a dead end
that they made a wrong decision and will have to turn around. But in order
to turn around, they will have to use a new method and find a new way.
God has been using the Unification movement to push those who don't
know the way toward perfection through restoration, beginning with the
individual and through the clan and the nation. Democracy cannot save the
world and neither can communism. But they keep on going, and as they do,
they experience more and more confusion and chaos. So they have to realize
that they do not know the way to go. Everybody, including the people at the
top and those at the bottom of society, has to go back to the original point
to find the new direction. God wants to establish the foundation for the
restoration of the individual, clan, society and nation behind the scenes,
while the world is going through this confusion and mess. He wants to make the
bridge for the world to come to the level of the foundation for restoration.
But when the people of the world finally realize that this is the only
way and they rush this way all of a sudden, that might be the most difficult
time in history. Why is that? Because when everyone wants to follow the
way of the Unification Church, there might be many accidents as they crash
together! People will desperately want to get in, but we will say that nobody
can get in without a permit. That kind of time will come.
Embodiment of victory
observe the reality of the world around us, you can see without a doubt that
these are truly the Last Days. The Unification Church members have learned
that the world will become like this. But the True Parents are not like some
rich and famous parents in one of your villages. Though there are masters or
leaders in every nation, like the emperor of Japan, they are only temporary,
like the innkeepers of a hotel in which you stay overnight. In order to unite
the world and mankind into one, we must welcome our True Parents. The True
Parents are the embodiment of the historical hope. By paying the indemnity
for everything, they embody the victory for everything. You have to realize
this. You cannot replace the True Parents with all of America.
Those who contributed to the providence of God in the past are all in
spirit world; you people living now did not accomplish this. Those people
in spirit world are also seeking the True Parents. But they cannot have a
direct connection with the True Parents at this time; access to the True
Parents is limited to those people on the earth. Those who have gone to
the spirit world play the role of the angels. Therefore, the people here
in the physical world who receive their aid are equivalent to the world of
Adam and Eve at the time of creation.
In order to prepare for the True Parents to come, many people have been
mobilized for the restoration through indemnity. Because the archangel fell,
the realm of the archangels must be restored for the sake of Satan, the fallen
archangel. Therefore, those spirit persons who have restored the realm of the
archangels can be regarded as the archangels in the realm of servants. Not
only the spirit persons but also you yourselves are in the position of the
archangel. The mission of the archangel has been carried out by three main
religions. An example is Islam, whose symbol is the Koran in the left hand
and the sword in the right hand. This doesn't reach the essence of religion.
It is a Cain-like religion.
The main three religions can be considered to be three archangels. In
that realm, Jesus is taking the central role. So the time has come when, in
our battle against Satan, Jesus can be the great general to drive out the
satanic spirits, and we can establish a foundation on earth. The Blessing
has been given now to Christ, and the Blessing has been given also to the
people in the position of Cain. Through this, for the first time on the
earth, we established the victorious foundation to be able to drive out
satanic spirits, by mobilizing all the spirits who can influence people on
the earth. In that way we can bring those who are under the control of Satan
closer to the direction of God.
In a short period of time, the world will turn around. So far there
have been numerous religions, each going through a difficult path. But that
was the preparation to establish the foundation for the True Parents to be
born. The True Parents are the perfected Adam and Eve; therefore everybody
who was born before them is in the position of archangel. That is why all
the religious movements which were born prior to the Unification Church are
in the archangelic position. Therefore, isn't it wonderful to be in the
Unification Church? Although you may be persecuted for being in the church,
what you have here is very wonderful.
You may be just a tiny bird but you will gradually grow up to become an
eagle; you will have many feathers and you will be able to fly. You can fly
all over the world and see it all beneath you. Because you are just a tiny
baby right now, many things could shake you; but after you grow and we are
able to establish one nation, nothing will be able to shake you.
To establish that one nation, we don't choose from just one race; we will
mobilize all the races of mankind, all over the world, including black, white
and yellow people. For that reason, the nation of America has been chosen
as an archangelic nation. America has had 200 years of blessing. In 1976,
the nation of America will celebrate its bicentennial. But the blessing
of America has a 200 year limit. It is the Principle point of view that a
crisis will come to America after the year 1976. Without God, America could
not have become such a leading nation in the world within 200 years. Her
200 year history symbolizes the indemnity of the 2,000 years of Christianity.
America has developed herself as a world power and transcends nationality
and race. Thus the Japanese people can immigrate and become part of the
American people instantly. America is to become the Kingdom of God in the
future. Soon you will be able to get into the Kingdom of God and work as the
people of that nation. If Christianity had welcomed and united with me, it
would have been restored as the realm of Abel at once. However, established
Christianity persecuted me and struck the side of God; therefore, it was
vulnerable to be struck by Satan. This is why communism was able to gain
power and attack the Christian world.
The People's Republic of China is standing in the position of satanic
Eve. Japan, who is in the position of Eve on God's side, restored itself
economically to the worldwide level in the past 20 years; likewise Red
China, in the position of satanic Eve, became a part of the world scene in
20 years. In 1950, the United Nations condemned Red China as an invader. But
after 20 years, she was accepted in the United Nations and came back to the
world scene as a welcomed nation. The reputation and treatment of Red China
was completely reversed in just 20 years.
We can look at the Unification Church from that point of view; we may
go the same path within 20 years. The second seven year course will end in
1974. It is the Principle point of view that the Unification Church will
come to the worldwide level after the second seven year course is over. In
that time period, the world will go through a lot of turmoil. Centered on
Japan, America and Soviet Russia and Red China will struggle against each
other In that kind of turmoil, the one who has to row the boat and bring it
into harbor is the Unification movement. We are trying to survive and not
be shipwrecked. The person who controls the boat is the True Father. The
world has been influenced by the standard of the True Parents. Everything in
God's providence has been influenced by the standard of the True Parents.
God Himself needs the True Parents. Without them, terrible things could
happen. The True Parents are the highest hope for God. The outside world
doesn't realize what a wonderful world is contained within the Unification
Church, the world of the True Parents.
Necessity of True Parents
come to the conclusion that every one of you needs the True Parents. I know
this principle very well, even though you don't. How much do you need True
Parents? Although God is an omnipotent God, do you know how much God needs
True Parents? He needs them absolutely. How much do you think those billions
of spirits that are in the spirit world need True Parents? They need True
Parents absolutely. Until True Parents are born on the earth, the spirit
persons in the archangelic world must do everything they can to help the
earth. They will be in tears, waiting for God to send the True Parents. The
mission of the archangel is to pioneer the way of indemnity. Before Adam was
perfected, the archangel fell. That is why we have to establish the sphere
of archangels who are perfected and who did not fall in the providence of
God. When we talk about restoration, it is not only the restoration of Adam
and Eve; we have to restore the archangel as well.
From now on, we will have the foundation to go forward into the future
without sadness and mourning. There will be no foundation of indemnity
to sigh about or moan about. Your descendants will be in a wonderful
position. Actually, there is a deadline. Those who didn't enter the Unification
movement by a certain time will cry with so many tears that their eyes will
hurt. In God's providence, there is always a conditional time period. That
is why the first, second and third seven year courses are very important. All
of you have to realize this.
To be united with the True Parents, each one of you has to cleanse
your past sins on your own. If you have a lot of past sins, it will be
difficult. Please cleanse all of your past sins very quickly. Those who
have sins cannot be united with the True Parents. You have to cleanse the
historical sins first. You have to cleanse the stains in your blood lineage
which were inherited historically from your ancestors. You have to examine
yourself in the course of your life of faith in the church and compare it
with the course of God's providence. You have to repent for whatever wrongs
you did, and cleanse yourself of them. Then you can become the ancestors
of goodness for the future. In order to become the ancestors of goodness,
you cannot leave any burden of your sins to your descendants. If you become
an ancestor who leaves a burden of sins to your descendants, you won't be
able to enter the realm where our True Parents can take dominion.
The blessed families in the Unification movement have to indemnify
everything and start anew. You can be the proud ancestor in the eyes of your
descendants because you are pioneering the way of indemnity earlier than
anyone else in the course of restoration. You are shouldering the indemnity
for the racial and national levels. If one true nation is established for
the first time in history, then real peace on the earth and eternal peace
in spirit world will be created. At that time, we will be the target of
attention of the whole world. All of you have to cleanse all the sins of
the past, as well as the present, not for just your own sake but for the
sake of your descendants. The best way to cleanse the sins from the past is
to fight against Satan. That is the first condition — you have to be
the person who can win over Satan. You have to diminish the power of Satan
to the point that he cannot come after you anymore. You have to make Satan
give up on you. That is what the Principle teaches us.
The Principle teaches you what condition is necessary to subjugate
Satan. You make Satan surrender in the satanic world by taking three people
in the Cain position and raising them up to be willing and dedicated
protectors. The archangel was supposed to risk his life to protect Adam
before the fall. Also, the disciples were supposed to protect Jesus to that
extent. The position of the true victorious Cain is not achieved when he
runs away at the time of hardship, as did the disciples when Jesus was to
The true spiritual children cannot be the kind of people who run away
from the situation when it gets rough. They have to shield you at the risk
of their lives. The spiritual children are the people who must stand up for
you, even at the time of crucifixion. They are the three archangels who gain
the victory. You must raise up such people. Doing that is actually three or
seven times more difficult than raising your own children.
Restoration of love
false love? It began from the archangel, Satan. In order to restore that
love, you have to take it away from the satanic archangel by loving your
spiritual children In the archangelic position and by bringing them back to
God as True Parents have done. By loving your spiritual children first and
by then loving your own physical children, your position as parents can be
restored. That love has to be taken back from the satanic domain. Satan took
it away from God and you have to reverse that process. You must seek out and
gain spiritual children from the satanic sphere, raising them up to be in
the victorious archangelic position; they must unite with you completely.
Then you can establish the position to love them as God loves them.
Because of the corruption of love in the fall, we lost true love. Thus
we have to have the love which is way beyond any fallen standard. How much
do you think we should love our spiritual children? You have to love them
much more than fallen parents love their own physical children. Otherwise,
you will not be able to restore them. Fallen parents have the love of fallen
people for their children and you have to have a love of a higher standard
than theirs. Without that, you won't be able to pull your spiritual children
out of the satanic realm.
Because they were pulled away from God by love, people have to be pulled
back by love. Only upon the victorious foundation of loving your spiritual
children can you love your own physical children. This is the formula. I
have been living that way throughout my life. Even if you have your own
physical children, you should not live together with them unless your
spiritual children are restored.
At the time of Jesus, God wanted man to restore that standard of love.
God wanted to see the spiritual children of Jesus who were willing to go
with him to the cross. In the same way, you must establish the foundation of
raising up spiritual children who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the
sake of your physical children. Without that, you won't be able to love your
own physical children. There is nothing more valuable than spiritual children.
If each of you, in Adam and Eve's position, restores three spiritual
children, we are talking about eight people all together. Then you will
be able to establish the restored foundation for Adam's family with God's
love. But they all come from the fallen world; none of them are born from
the original love of God. The original world belongs to those who are born
from the original love of God. The era of perfection will come only through
the children who are born through the love of God.
Then a blessed family will establish Parent's Day for their own family. They
will also establish their own Children's Day and Day of All Things. Finally,
they have to establish God's Day. I am responsible for the worldwide level,
but your mission is to gain the victory up to the level of the nation,
through clans and tribes. You may not have realized how difficult the work
of restoration was. Because of this difficulty, God has had to work for
6,000 biblical years. There has been no one in history who could understand
this formula in such a precise way.
Because the fall of man was brought about by human beings, restoration
and indemnity have to be done by people, too. It is the Principle that those
who commit crimes have to indemnify their crimes by themselves. The first
parents became fallen, false parents; because of that, mankind needs the True
Parents. Otherwise, there is no way for history to go back to God. The ones
who bring the solution for the whole restoration are the True Parents. The
True Parents cannot be replaced, even by a million or a billion other people.
You have to be able to say, "I will risk my life serving the True
Parents." Jesus declared the same thing in the Bible when he said, "Whoever
would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake
will find it." That is the starting point, the turning point. Those in the
Unification Church who want to be happy will not be able to find happiness
unless you feel, "Before I can be happy, my Parents have to be happy." Unless
you think like this, your own happiness can never come to you. You have to
feel, "Unless God becomes happy, nothing in the universe can be happy."
In order to indemnify your sins according the Principle, you must cleanse
your past as well as your present sins. You have to straighten yourself out
by the Principle. The most dreadful thing you can be told in the Unification
Church is, "Don't witness." The most dreadful thing is if you cannot bring
your own spiritual children. On the other hand, that is the most desirable
thing for Satan.
The tearful way
o you want
your own physical children? Do you need physical children? Without them,
mankind will perish. Nothing will remain after you are gone. It is the
natural formula to become parents and then pass your life on for the sake of
the future. That is why people get married — in order to leave behind
descendants. But if you cannot love your spiritual children, you have no
right to love your physical children. That is the way of restoration.
In order to subjugate Satan, you cannot be forgiven by just asking,
"Heavenly Father, please forgive me." You have to shed tears in order to return
to God. You have to feel pain of your face swollen from crying. You even have
to feel the pain in your stomach. This is the realistic situation. You have
to shed tears in repentance for your sins. That is very important for each
one of you. We have to go this way not just for the sake of ourselves but
for the sake of our country and for the sake of the world. We cannot escape
the path of suffering in order to gain victory over the nation. We cannot
escape from struggle, either on the internal level or the external level.
The Unification Church has to go this way from the individual level,
the family level, to the clan and national level. You have to realize that,
before our time, much sacrificial indemnity was paid by the many Christians
who shed their blood and tears for God's providence. You do not know how
many tears the True Parents have shed. But you cannot help shedding tears if
you realize that the True Parents are still in that difficult position. The
situation of the True Parents is also the situation of God.
You have committed your sins in the past and the present and you
might weep because of that, but you haven't felt repentance deeply enough.
After repentance, you should cry tears of deepest gratitude because you are
going back to God to be restored. Without such tears, you cannot enter the
Kingdom of God.
This is the way that God and mankind can meet. If you lost the True Parents,
you would surely feel deep pain. God had a tearful heart when His son, Jesus,
had to go the way of death. Then he sent the third Adam, the Second Coming
of Christ. God has been centering His providence on Christianity for the
past 2,000 years. The history of Christianity has always been a history of
shedding blood. There has been great persecution against Christians everywhere.
performed the Holy Wedding in 1960, I held the engagement ceremony for three
families among the 36 Couples. And at the time of the Holy Wedding, I also
gave the Blessing to those families. That signifies the condition being set
for Peter, James, and John, to stand in God's ideal realm, centering upon
Jesus. The victorious, inseparable foundation was made. But we received the
most severe persecution and opposition at that time.
Jesus was persecuted by the nation, by the priests, by everyone. Unless we
are in the same situation as Jesus was, the restoration cannot be done. This
is why the entire Korean nation was mobilized to persecute us. The entire
nation and the entire people tried to destroy the Unification Church, but
we were not destroyed. Until the day before the Holy Wedding, people kept
writing letters to the department of state security and the police requesting
the arrest of Reverend Moon. But in cooperation with President Hyo Won Eu
in 1960, the Holy Wedding was held. The environment was like a battleground,
not a peaceful kind of setting to return joy and glory to God. It was a real
battle. We held the Wedding while hearing voices opposing us from outside the
gates. By doing this, the Unification Church gained the victory in the midst of
battle. Good won over evil. If we had not done so, God couldn't have rejoiced.
With the three families, we have established the foundation which Jesus
wanted to establish 2,000 years ago. The three families are the central
families which indemnify everything in history.
In this period, I have to indemnify everything from the time of the
first Adam and the second Adam. My mission is to indemnify the completion
spheres of the Old Testament age, the New Testament age, and the Completed
Testament age. Therefore, I cannot ignore history, particularly from Adam's
family to Jacob. At the time of Jacob, the sphere of the adopted son finally
began. Centering on the sphere of Israel, the Messiah could be sent. Before the
sphere of the chosen people there was the sphere of the adopted son. Before
that, there was the sphere of the servant. In restoration through indemnity,
I have to indemnify the age of the servant and the age of the adopted son. I
have to indemnify all of history.
History includes, first of all, the course from Adam's family through Noah
to Jacob's family. The extension of Jacob's course was Moses' course. The
extension of Moses' course was Jesus' course. Therefore, the first foundation
was Jacob's and that was the foundation of the adopted son. Before the
Israelites could welcome the true son, they had to go through the age of
indemnity on the racial level. The person who represented this age was Moses.
The Israelites had to gain victory on the racial level, not just on
the family level. The people of Israel were sent to Egypt and they had to
create the victorious foundation. Moses' course was the foundation of racial
victory which inherited Jacob's victory on the family level. In Jesus'
age, the national foundation was created, which was the enlargement of the
racial level. This is the way history develops; the most important thing is
the restoration of all of history.
The first 12 families symbolize the Old Testament age, the second. 12
families symbolize the New Testament age, and the third 12 families symbolize
the Completed Testament age. The Old Testament age families symbolized those
who had been married before God's blessing. The New Testament age families
symbolized those who wished to be married but could not be. The Completed
Testament age is the age when God's desire for the Blessing is completed.
The starting point is the family. God dispensation of restoration traced
back to the age of Jacob. Jacob's age was the age of suffering. I must first
restore the level of servant and the level of adopted son. The national
level of the sphere of the adopted son was the time period from Moses to
Jesus. The true son — Jesus — did not totally succeed. He was
standing in the position which symbolizes three things — servant,
adopted son and true son. My victory is not only for one generation. It is
the perfection of the family that encompasses three ages.
The 36 Couples restore Adam's family and the 12 generations centering
upon Cain and Abel up until Noah. They also restore Noah's family and the 10
generations centering upon Noah up until Abraham, extended to 12 generations
through Isaac and Jacob. The righteous ancestors between the ages of Noah
and Abraham could not have established this age if they had been taken
by Satan. In Jacob's family, for the first time, the individual level was
restored vertically. Jacob's 12 families were the first ones to restore the
formation and the growth stages on the earth.
What is the significance of the 36 Couples? It is as if our ancestors
came to earth again with physical bodies and got the victory they did not
accomplish before in the course of restoration. As the result of their
victory, they have indemnified the heartistic aspect of history, which had
been stained by Satan. From the point of view of restoration, the perfected
man must be The one who has inherited the blood lineage of God, that is, God's
heart. The ancestors of mankind should have established such a standard. Now
the victorious restored human ancestors are the 36 Couples.
Foundation to unite Cain and Abel
are the 72 Couples? In order to restore the family completely, Cain and
Abel families must become one. In order for Adam and Eve to be restored
before God perfectly, they must stand on the foundation of unity between
Cain and Abel. The position of Adam and Eve is the position of parents. For
the position of the parents to stand in front of God perfectly, they must
first restore the foundation of Cain and Abel. The 36 Couples stand in the
position of ancestors. The ancestors must stand on the foundation of a family
in which Cain and Abel became one. And the Cain and Abel aspects of the 36
Couples are the 72 Couples. The 72 Couples correspond to the 70 disciples of
Jesus. The 72 Couples become the foundation in which the sphere of indemnity
on the earth is completed.
Since Cain and Abel's family became one centering upon the ancestors'
family through the Blessing of the 72 Couples, we completed the restoration
required in the family level in history. By this Blessing, for the first
time on the earth, both stages centered upon God were established on the
earth. And if we line up the three stages of restored families, they become
the four position foundation, centering upon God. Therefore, the center
of the standard could be established. By the victorious unity of the 36
Couples and 72 Couples, the central point of God's dispensation has been
determined. Since they have accomplished the victorious realm of the central
ancestors, restoration could be achieved horizontally.
Centering upon this standard, the Blessing of 124 Couples was
performed. After the crucifixion of Jesus, at the Pentecost, the Holy Spirit
came down. At that time, 120 disciples gathered, united and prayed. As a
result, they could welcome the Holy Spirit, who could come only on the level
of the nation. This is the foundation of a spiritual national level. Therefore
120 symbolizes 120 nations.
We were establishing these foundations until around 1967 to 1968. There is
no accidental indemnity in history. Everything is worked out internally and
externally through significant numbers. The number 124 symbolizes the world's
nations, the formation stage of the world level. The Blessing of 124 Couples
means the foundation of the ideal family, combining everything into one. The
number was originally 120; however I added four more couples. The four
couples represent families who were already married. If I had not done so,
married couples could not have found the way to go back to God's Kingdom. So
there were 124 families, including four blessed families who symbolize the
gates of east, west, north, and south.
Until now, religions have been longing to fulfill ideal family
relationships. But actually, religions have encouraged the single life. The
ideal of the family appeared for the first time in this age, and has been
expanding to the national and worldwide levels. When the victorious foundation
is extended horizontally, it becomes the 124 Couples.
Jesus' three apostles, 12 apostles, 70 disciples, and 120 disciples could
not form ideal families of God on the earth and they all passed away. When we
restore them by paying indemnity on the earth we can complete the sphere of
the first Adam and the second Adam on the earth. Since all material things
were lost through the fall of man, we had the task of choosing 120 Holy
Grounds on the world level in 1965 through which all things can return to
God's side. We dedicated Holy Grounds through praying and implanting stones
and soil from Korea in them. Without the foundation for all things, the
stage of God's activity could not be set. The 120 Holy Grounds established
the foundation of the victory of 40 years centered upon 40 nations; they
became the foundation for the True Parents' victory on the world level. By
the establishment of 120 Holy Grounds in 40 nations, the way to restore all
things and reach heaven was opened on the world level.
The first seven year course ending in October 1967 laid the perfect
foundation for fulfilling the purpose of creation. In 1968, standing in the
victorious position of unity with God and with the True Parents, we could
establish God's Day. So in seven years we welcomed God's Day, Parents' Day,
Children's Day, and The Day of All Things. By paying indemnity we could
return to the original position and enter into the worldwide era.
Conditions to connect the world
me, members are trying to do their best in every country of the world. You
Japanese cannot establish your condition as an Eve nation unless you work
hard wholeheartedly for three years by uniting material things, yourself, and
heart, and by restoring the victorious foundation which I created in the Adam
nation. The Unification Church of Japan must indemnify on the national level
Jesus' inability to welcome Eve in his three year course. Before this time,
I never gave orders to the Japanese members. After the three year course, I
am thinking about building apartment houses to solve housing problems for the
blessed families and other practical things. We must solve many things by 1974.
The Blessing of 430 Couples set the conditions to connect the world.
Prior to the 430 Blessing we indemnified things within the Unification Church
in Korea. However, we had not yet established the indemnity condition on the
national level. For this purpose of national redemption the Blessing of 430
Couples was held. That Blessing fell on the 4,300th year of Korean history;
430 also corresponds to the 430 years the Israelites suffered in Egypt. I
longed to restore the ideal of the liberation of the people of Israel.
Blessing 430 couples opened the way for the entire people of Korea to
be able to stand on God's will. It is the path to fulfill ideal family
relationships. The way centered on the individual ideal is not the focus
for religion today. We, in the Unification Church, must spread the ideal
of the family throughout the entire nation and must pay the historical,
substantial indemnity in one generation.
Four and three become 12 when multiplied and seven when added. The
number four corresponds to the east, west, north and south. The number
three symbolizes the formation, growth, and completion stages. Since I made
the national standard, I had to create the foundation for ideal families in
foreign countries as well. In 1969, during the second world tour, I blessed 43
Couples and connected Korea to the world. These 43 Couples from 10 nations
expanded the ideal of the family to the world.
The world will move ahead step by step by entering into the fortune of
the Unification Church. In 1970, I blessed 777 Couples. It would be no good
if I gave only Koreans the Blessing. That was the first Blessing for 777
families on the world level held in Korea. Centering upon the ideal of the
family, the way was opened for any nation in the world to return to God and
share in the fortune of the Unification Church. It doesn't matter whether
nations to the north or south or on the left or right come against us. We
will continue to multiply.
Theoretically speaking, we no longer even have to witness. Without
witnessing the world could still be restored. We could take everybody to
one state in America. It is not necessary to sweat, to shed blood and to
do such hard work. We could have children, form a new race, and establish
the national level. A nation will naturally come about. Our children will
be blessed and the foundation of the new blood lineage will spread beyond
the race and beyond the nation.
In the future we can assemble blessed families and educate them to overcome
differences between East, West, North or South. I am thinking about creating
schools for blessed children as well, from kindergarten through college. A
blessed child's highest desire will be to study in his homeland. If Japanese
parents create such schools, it will be their greatest historical pride. Then
the new culture, and the new world will be born.
We have had to go the way of indemnity on the world level centering upon
the True Parents. You have completed the standard of indemnity on the world
level internally and externally, although you were not aware of it. I have
raised the flag before the world. Even if I died now, I have completed what
Jesus left unfulfilled. Even if I die, God's world will certainly overcome
the satanic world. The world is my stage, and it is my destiny from now on
to go the untrodden worldwide course.
After all, the True Parents are the perfected Adam and Eve, and they
must perfectly restore the standard of the first parents who failed, and
complete the standard of the second parents which Jesus began. Jesus made
only the spiritual foundation, not the world level foundation. I am opening
the unification realm on the world level both spiritually and physically. In
three years, if we unite and work hard in Japan, Japan will become a country
which is recognized by the world. As the Eve nation, Japan will develop
substantially from now. In order to bring this about we have mobilized the
crusade team and we need to train members quickly. Japan represents a woman
of loyalty and filial piety. If I have to worry about her she cannot fulfill
her mission for me. It will be embarrassing if we become unstable people.
Those who vacillate are not reliable people to God. Therefore, never change.
Standing on such a wonderful foundation of historical victory, what else
would you want? You must distribute the treasures you have gained to the world,
and you must be proud of yourselves as beings of unlimited value. Become people
whom God can trust. With such a confidence, you will have no hesitations. From
now on, don't waver. If you are confident, raise your hands. I believe in you.