God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The Significance of July 1, 1973
Tarrytown, New York
oday is July 1, 1973. This is also a holy day, Sunday. It is also
a most significant day for us as members of the Unification Church.
This morning at five a.m. in the main house, there was an assembly
of blessed couples and the leaders of our church from many nations
and states. We had a significant ceremony and a message was given
to them. I would like to give you the same message.
My subject today concerns July 1, 1973, in relation to the
current three year period in America. The years 1972, 1973 and 1974
are the last part of the second seven year period in the second
21 year course of our dispensation The first 21 year course of the
dispensation was the personal course. Most of this speech refers
to the second 21 year course, the course of the parents, which
overlapped the first course. This is a very rare, very important
and vital opportunity for us, that I have come to America so that
we can work together here in this country. You and I started this
three year course together in America in 1972. In order to make
this three year course possible, I already went through the first
seven year course from 1961 to 1967, and I also passed through the
first four years of the second seven year course, 1968 through
We learn from the Principle that history repeats itself in
expanded versions. Because Jesus did not complete his mission 2,000
years ago, the pattern of history has to be repeated in our time,
and we have to pay the indemnity for people's failure at the time
of Jesus. We are in a position to consummate his mission.
From the Principle, we have learned that the Messiah cannot come
through an independent nation, nor can he come in a glorious way.
Jesus came to accomplish the dispensation, standing upon the
foundation of Jewish faith and the nation of Israel. However, the
Jewish people failed him and the nation did not accept him. Jesus
did not complete his mission, and the nation of Israel and the
Jewish people were dispersed. Therefore, the base upon which the
mission of Jesus had to operate was lost. God has since prepared
a similar foundation upon which the Messiah can come and complete
the mission of Jesus. God has been seeking a similar nation —
a nation of suffering — for the base of the Second Coming of
Korea as chosen nation
or this position, Korea was chosen. The geography of both Israel
and Korea and the characteristics of their peoples are similar.
Korean history has been repeating the pattern of the struggle
between Cain and Abel in various forms. Korea has been attacked
throughout history by foreign powers, but never attacked another
nation herself. She has struggled both internally and externally.
Korea also had the fate of being annexed and subjugated by Japan
for 36 years. Those 36 years of tribulation endured by the Korean
people were symbolically equivalent to the 400 years of Christian
tribulation in Rome, and to the 400 years prior to the coming of
Jesus when internal and external confusion were great. In order to
compensate and pay indemnity for this period, Korea had to pass
through 40 years of tribulation.
As you know, Japan was a nation which worshipped a female god.
It is also very significant in the light of the dispensation that
Japan has made such remarkable advancement in the last 120 years.
Japan has moved up to the top of the world as a first class nation
in 120 years' time. However, while Japan was making external
advancement to the top of the world, Korea was developing internally
or spiritually. First, Korea embraced 80 years of Christian history,
then 40 years of tribulation — altogether going through a
course of 120 years.
Ever since the struggle of Cain and Abel when Cain slew Abel,
history has been dominated by Cain. In this situation, the nation
of Japan was in Cain's position and the nation of Korea was in
Abel's. Hence, Japan's subjugation of Korea for 40 years in terms
of the Cain and Abel positions was fitting. When a new history
began in the light of the dispensation, the following 40 years is
the period in which Abel subjugates and controls Cain in reverse.
In 1960, the Holy Wedding marked the beginning of another 40 year
period. God plans to especially make the 20 years between 1960 and
1980 a period of total advancement for the heavenly dispensation.
The 20 years between 1960 and 1980 is symbolically equivalent
to the 2,000 years of history since Jesus. It is also symbolically
equivalent to the total of 6,000 years of fallen history. The
history of God has been divided into three distinct parts. This is
equivalent to formation, growth and perfection through three stages:
2,000 years pre-Old Testament, 2,000 years Old Testament, and 2,000
years since Jesus. This is a total of 6,000 years. It is God's plan
to have this vertical history of 6,000 years restored horizontally
in 20 years by the payment of indemnity. Therefore, in this 20
years, every phenomenon which occurred in the 6,000 years of history
must recur either symbolically or directly. Therefore, this 20
years is a time of unprecedented confusion and chaos, and the
situation will develop in a totally unexpected fashion.
In the time of the Old Testament, people offered sacrifices
through animals. During the New Testament, man (the son) became
the sacrifice. Then, in the last part of the history, the consummation
or the True Parents have to be in the position to pay indemnity.
The beginning point of the new history is the appearance of the
True Parents. The history of the Unification Church also began at
that point. The entire vertical history now is to be enacted
horizontally at one time, to be indemnified and then restored.
The age of the True Parents
The first part of God's history stressed denying the material,
because the material — the things of the creation —
were sacrificed at that time. Therefore, in the first years of our
movement, we emphasized the denial of material things. Later, in
the second stage, we emphasize the sacrifice of man and the son,
or denial of self. The final stage is the time for the Parents to
pay the indemnity. Therefore, the True Parents are in a position
to go through untold tribulation in that final period. The history
of restoration can be consummated only by having the True Parents
pay the entire debt. So I have to be in a position to negate, to
deny everything. When I am in the sight of God, I am in the position
of plus or subject, and my family is in the position of minus or
object. So my family has to suffer, as the object to me. The object
has to pay indemnity too.
The nation which receives the True Parents has to be in the
position of object as well. That nation has to suffer. Therefore,
the nation in which the messianic mission begins must be in the
position of suffering and has to go through untold tribulation.
That nation and all her people must be in a position of despair.
Then the new hope of truth will appear to the people and the nation
together. With the new acceptance of the truth, there will be new
hope, new life and a new history. With the liberation of Korea in
1945, hope came to that suffering land. This year, as far as Japan
was concerned, was a day of doom. But as far as Korea was concerned,
this year marked a day of hope.
Therefore, it was my mission at that time to connect that new
day of hope to the family, the people and the nation. In such a
way God can restore His people, His nation, His tribe and His
family. This is the promising situation in which Korea is placed
in the position of the restored Israel. Since Israel was the nation
where Jesus lost hope, when the Lord of the Second Advent comes,
he will gain hope and restore his nation to order. Jesus died
because the people did not have faith in him. The way we regain
that lost foundation is by having hope and faith, by accepting the
Lord of the Second Advent.
Christians unable to unite
n Korea, it was very important for the Christian population to
actually serve as a base on which to accept the Lord. At that
particular time, every nation of great power was in a position to
protect this little country of Korea. Therefore I intended to start
my public ministry by developing good relations with the people in
the highest positions of power But within the most important groups
in Korea at that time, there were several Christian leaders who
violently persecuted us, and I was thus unable to carry out my
I am giving you a message that was never given and will not be
given again — this is a unique message to you today. So I
would like to ask your fullest attention.
Those Christian leaders on the highest levels not only influenced
other people in the highest level, but they also influenced the
entire Christian population in Korea. God's preparation was done
in three years time, 1945, 1946 and 1947, until South Korea's
independence in 1948, I was, on the surface, just one man, just an
individual. Nobody in Korea knew of my vast historical significance.
Since I knew the cause of Jesus' frustration, I developed my tactic
to perfection. I developed such a wise tactic so that I would not
repeat the fate of Jesus. At the same time, God knew that my path
was not going to be smooth, so He prepared, in His own way, many
spiritual groups who would testify to me. It was amazing to know
how precisely God planned everything according to the Principle.
But no matter how much God prepared the path of ministry for the
Lord of the Second Advent, there was a certain period in which man
had to fulfill his condition of faith just as in the time of Jesus.
The Christians and the Korean government rejected me in disbelief,
the same failure that happened in the time of Jesus. Therefore, I
could not go through the original course. I had to alter my direction.
At the time of Jesus, the Jewish religious leaders as well as
the government used their power to persecute Jesus, and they had
him crucified. When this history was repeated in Korea, the Korean
Christian population used its power to destroy my life. I had to
face the persecution of the Christian population. When this division
occurred, the nation had to be divided. Seen from this perspective,
the communist invasion was inevitable. Externally I had to go up
against the God-denying power of communism. God had prepared
Christianity to accept the coming Lord. When it failed to fulfill
this mission, the Korean Christian churches were doomed to new
Communism became strong and aggressive and began sweeping into
the Christian community. The communist march has become stronger
and stronger — for the purpose of destroying not only
democracy, but ultimately the Christian churches and Christianity.
Meanwhile, even as communism advanced against Christianity, the
Unification Church has been growing inwardly, and is now rapidly
advancing. We are growing in strength parallel to the communist
aggression. We are in a position to restore both the democratic
ranks and the Christian churches. We have to organize sufficient
strength to stand against communism.
The Holy Wedding
n 1960, 14 years after I began my public ministry, I performed the
Holy Wedding — the marriage of the Lamb that the Bible
predicted. In 1960, therefore, the first heavenly family was
established upon the earth. That was equivalent in significance to
the very moment of the crucifixion of Jesus. Christians as well as
the government together tried to destroy us in 1960, and untold
phenomena occurred. Until just before the day of my Holy Wedding,
there was tremendous persecution. In particular, 12 members who
were the satanic imitation of the 12 disciples of Jesus banded
together and tried to destroy me, even at the very moment of our
Holy Wedding. There were nothing but enemies in front of me at that
time. There were many people who had fallen from the church and
who had become enemies.
The high peak of this time came on April 11, 1960. This was a
life or death matter. Under very adverse conditions, I won the
first and most important victory. I consummated the heavenly plan.
This was the most historical day in the history of God. This was
the day that the heavenly son came to earth, restored the base,
and welcomed the first bride of heaven. Therefore, on this day God
has had His first true base on the earth from which He could continue
to expand — He had His one focal point.
Jesus died on the cross without having restored a bride. Therefore,
the base was not formed at that time on the earth — this was
restored in 1960 by having one heavenly bride restored on the earth.
After his resurrection Jesus restored the spiritual foundation in
40 days. However, in our movement, I am in the position to restore
both the spiritual and the physical realms. Therefore, the history
of the Unification Church began at the time of the Holy Wedding.
From that day, the new ministry was begun and God now has His true
base on the earth. Now He can open up His heart and welcome the
children into His heart.
The vertical history, the formal history, has to be restored in
a horizontal way. Therefore, this became the new beginning of the
entire restoration history, and is symbolically equivalent in
importance to the time of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve never gained
the opportunity to be blessed. But this is the time of the blessing
of a true heavenly couple.
At the time of Jesus, God had brought restoration up to the
formation stage. Through the New Testament age, God restored the
growth stage. However, the perfection period was still in the
domain of Satan. Therefore, we must expect difficulties, which
can be divided into three separate parts — 21 years of three
seven year periods consisting of hard struggle. These three seven year
periods will end in 1981 — 21 years. In these 21 years, we
are restoring the entire fallen history in a horizontal way.
At the time of Moses, God directly intervened in human affairs.
This is almost inconsistent with the Principle because Old Testament
history was only the formation period; yet God directly intervened.
Why did God do this? Because He had to show His pattern to Moses,
so that Jesus could follow Moses' pattern. In turn, Jesus' pattern
is the pattern we have to follow. Do you understand? So this
horizontal restoration — the first seven years — is
equivalent to the first seven years of the formation stage in which
God directly intervened to show Himself. By the same token, the
leader has to show the pattern to his followers through his own
example. This is the meaning of the first seven year course. In
this first seven years, I had to do away with all satanic conditions,
any situation that Satan could invade through. In other words, I
had to eliminate all possibility of satanic persecution.
I am paying the indemnity for Jesus' followers, setting the
example so that all people of the world in this time can follow
and be restored. Also, my ministry is on the worldwide scale to
make the link between all people and all nations. This was done
through several levels of the Blessing. In the Blessing, we go
beyond the boundary of nation, race, and creed, and we are able to
be purely united as children of God. By 1967, this base was formed
and completely consummated. The Blessing was conducted in several
stages, the most recent one being the 777 Couple Blessing. All
nations and races were included in the number 777, so we went beyond
the national base and well into the worldwide scale. In other words,
I laid the foundation for all races to be victorious because they
all sent representatives to participate in this holy Blessing.
The age of establishing the family
he second seven years is the course that the blessed family has to
go. It is the age of the children. According to history, the first
period is equivalent to the Old Testament era and the second seven
years is equivalent to the New Testament era. Jesus did not restore
his own people; therefore, this period is the period to restore
your own people — your own family, tribe and nation. Jesus
could not have his own people because he did not have his own
family. Therefore, he could not truly fulfill as a son. In our time
we already have heavenly couples all over the country, and these
people are in the position that Jesus never attained. We are in
the position to restore our own family, tribe and nation.
To set out on his public ministry, Jesus had to give up everything
— including his own family, mother and brothers. So in order
to restore the family in the first seven years, I also had to
disregard my own people. I passed through the first seven year
period of the first 21 year course, which started in 1947, with
the same spirit as Jesus: "Those who are doing the will of God
are my brothers and sisters." No blood relationship could be
considered important to me. Because I laid the foundation for the
first seven years in this fashion — which is the foundation
upon which you are blessed — you are in a most fortunate
position. You can reach out to your own family members. You can
preach the gospel to your family: your mother, sisters, aunts and
relatives. The eventual purpose of restoration is to restore the
heavenly family. In order to go out and preach to strangers, it
is far better to have first preached the gospel to the people
nearest you, which is the heavenly family. So I urge you to reach
out to your own parents and people.
However, in my time there was no such opportunity. The first
seven years of the first 21 year course was the period of utmost
tribulation. There was no family around me. l went into North Korea
where there was severe persecution, and I had only strangers to
work with. When I was released from the prison in North Korea, I
could have visited my parents, who were within one hour's drive.
However instead I sought out strangers, and at that time I permanently
parted from my family. Since then my beloved mother, who loved me
most, and my beloved elder brother became the victims of communism
and were never seen again. I denied them and sought strangers. You
came, and therefore I came to meet you.
This is the history of the Unification Church. The first seven
years of the first 21 year course is that part of the history of
the Unification Church during which I went through tremendous
tribulation. During the first five years of the second seven year
course, 1968 to 1972, I was doing my very best to restore some form
of national sovereignty in Korea before I came to America.
The Unification Church is in the Abel position, and established
Christians are in the Cain position. In order to win Cain over
in a wise way, I wanted to restore a certain position for our
national influence in Korea. There are many existing churches in
Korea, but by comparison, the only living church is the Unification
Church. I am proud of this. Two thousand years ago, Jesus was placed
in the position of the enemy, and they nailed him to the cross.
But in my time in Korea, I welcomed persecution. I taught the
Principle and brought many people to the truth. There were many
ministers who came to our church. In other words, the Christian
church came into a position to follow us.
Linking the nations
also prepared a great movement linking Korea, Japan and China.
Korea is in Adam's position. Therefore, unless Adam links together
with his neighbors in a friendly manner, the worldwide dispensation
cannot begin. I have never neglected Japan or Free China, and I
have done my very best to win them over, to form a beautiful bond.
I linked all three nations together internally and spiritually.
In other words, before I came here to America, I paid all my
dues — all indemnity that I owed. I fulfilled my part completely
for Korea, Japan and Free China. I gave tremendous advice to Free
China. If Free China had followed my advice consistently, she would
never have been expelled from the United Nations. I gave advice to
Generalissimo Chang Kai Shek through Mr. Kuboki, the Unification
Church leader in Japan. Since I am in Adam's position, I cannot
deal with that country directly. Free China is in the archangel's
position; therefore, I had to use Eve — Japan. The Japanese
are faithfully following my directions, and are attacking the enemy
sovereignty with their tears and blood. I created this atmosphere
by 1971 — this was destined to be, and I have done it. Now
my chance has arrived to land in America, since I have done my part
in Asia. Even though Free China did not follow my advice and failed,
I remained in a victorious position because it was not my responsibility
to fulfill — it was Free China's responsibility to follow
I completed my responsibility in that part of the world, and I
was ready to come to America. If Free China is in the position of
archangel in the formation stage, America is in the position of
archangel in the growth stage. So, the final battleground I have
chosen is here in America. America is in the heavenly archangel
position, and the battle between the heavenly archangel and satanic
archangel, which is communism, must be fought in this land and won
on this ground, here in America. The satanic archangel is strong
and victorious in many areas, and the communists are proclaiming
the ideal nation, their "heavenly kingdom" on earth. Therefore, in
1972 I came to America and a new phase of the dispensation began.
I am now here and the showdown is imminent. I have to be here to
prepare the heavenly archangel to stand against the satanic archangel,
and it is America, not the communists, who have to proclaim the
Heavenly Kingdom. Jesus went through three years of public ministry
— the confrontation was made during these three years. My
public ministry in Korea likewise was a showdown and was completed
in three years. Also here in America there will be a showdown in
these three years — 1972, 1973 and 1974. These three years
are the most critical period of battle — the second year
is the most critical, as Jesus' frustration came in the second part
of Jesus' ministry. Whether we do it right or wrong in the second
year of this ministry will decide the entire outcome.
The dispensation in America
hen I sent out the missionaries to America, I divided the country
into two parts. To the East I sent a man, and to the West I sent
a woman. Then another man came to the Western part of America to
assist. The person who came to the East at that time was Bo Hi
Pak, who was in Adam's position. Miss Young Oon Kim was in Eve's
position in the West, and Mr. David S.C. Kim was in the archangel's
position in the West. So in order for the archangel to fulfill his
position in America, Eve had to come first. She is the one who
prepares and lays the carpet to unite all three parts of the mission
in America. However, this unity was not made, and the three were
divided. This is a most critical mistake, since it meant that this
nation's ministry could not be decisive in victory.
I have a master strategy to win America to God, and they did
not know or truly understand my entire strategy. When I landed in
America, there should have been troops to join and engage in the
greatest battle ever. But that order was not there. So in the entire
year of 1972, instead of engaging in the outward battle, I had to
reestablish our own ranks myself. According to the Principle, I
determined to have this internal reorganization and strengthen our
own ranks by the end of June 1973. So prior to this meeting, I
asked all the leaders in America to have a church established by
the state representative in every state — maybe not substantially,
but in form — and a mobile team in every state, also at least
in form. This can represent the organization of the church to the
whole nation. The state church center is in the internal position,
and the mobile unit, the One World Crusade, is in the external
position of the initiator, going out and holding rallies and
spreading the message externally. It was very significant from the
point of heavenly history that I came and did this, and by the end
of June, which was yesterday, we arrived at that point of fulfillment.
The destiny of America, upon which the destiny of the world is
hinged, depends on you as mobile unit directors and you as state
representatives, if the two are able to completely become one. The
state representative is in a position to represent us to all the
American churches in the religious community, and the One World
Crusade unit director is in the position to represent us to the
power of government and the social community. Therefore, the state
representative is the symbolic equivalent of the Jewish religion
at the time of Jesus, and the mobile unit commander is the symbolic
equivalent of the government at the time of Jesus. Jesus, the Jewish
faith, and the secular community — these three united into
one was to be the fulfillment. At this time the same thing is true
— unity with me, the mobile unit director and the state
representative is the key to victory. In the time of Jesus, if
these three had become one, they would have had Jesus as their
commander in chief. Then, in his lifetime, these living forces
could have moved courageously toward Rome, and Rome would have been
won by the heavenly forces at that time. By the same token, if 1,
the mobile unit director and the state representative become one,
then we can march forward.
Absolute necessity for unity
nce we have this unity and strength here in America, then the
ultimate enemy to overcome is the Soviet Union. The "March to
Moscow" is going to be our motto. That new command begins today.
The determination of the disciples of Jesus, when they marched
toward Rome, would have been such that they would have given their
lives. By this same token, our resolution today must be: "We fight
with our lives to achieve the final victory." If, at the time of
Jesus, with Jesus as a center, the Jewish people and the secular
community had been resolved to unite into one, they would never
have been scattered — they would all have become the victorious
conquerors. But at the time of Jesus, that resolution was not there.
Unable to risk their lives together, the people were vanquished
and dispersed. Jesus had died by himself; his disciples died
separately. When they did not unite with Jesus, they lost the most
fortunate opportunity, to live or die for God — which is the
true way to live. Jesus said, "He who seeks his life will lose it,
but he who loses their life for my sake will find it." This tremendous
promise was not fulfilled at that time.
The state representatives and mobile unit directors must realize
today that we are very fortunate that God has given us this glorious
moment in which we can die for the cause. Then, if we have that
resolve, we will never die. The declaration of the first of July
is this: "You must become absolutely one with our Father." This is
the essential key for our complete victory. There is such a battle
to be fought. You must make a resolve that, "I am going to be the
front-line soldier, not our Father; let me do the fighting." If
you do that, what you will be doing is what the key people in Israel
failed to do 2,000 years ago, only now you will be doing it on the
worldwide scale. Do you understand me? This is a very serious
moment. Whether the heavenly nation stands or falls depends upon
this very significant moment.
We have 10 nations gathered in this room: Korea, Japan, China,
England, Netherlands, France, Austria, Germany, Italy and America
— the most important one last. We are creating here a new
epoch of history — 10 nations of people gathered together in
one room making one common resolve. This alone is very historical.
Here we must build a firm conviction that all 10 nationalities can
die together for one cause. Therefore, this is an historical moment.
Who will say, "I can do that"? If you think like this, raise your
hands — only the ones who are absolutely sure. In order to
complete the three year course — the balance of the second
seven year course — we have one year and a half to go.
I have met the leaders of this country and many senators and
congressmen — about 60 — in the last year and a half.
This also comes from this one course strategy and purpose in my
mind. Last year, I first organized the public speaking tour of
seven cities in America, and this year I will speak in 21 cities,
and next year, 50 cities. Through these three years, we are going
to proclaim that all the people of America must know the Principle
and the coming of the Lord. This is the course of the third
restoration into Canaan.
We have to save this country and its people, and lead them into
Canaan together. Our ultimate goal is a march to Moscow. You must
have that conviction. Communists are now pursuing their goal to
win America. But this plan has to be reversed. Where will we meet
this force of aggression? We will meet them in Asia — in
Korea. A critical situation has developed in Asia which cannot be
explained in any other way except through the Principle.
Spiritual and physical outreach
uring these three years, I have to become correctly known to the
intellectual people in America. There again the existing Christian
churches may be in a position to persecute us. But even so, once
the intellectual people know the truth about us, we will not be
defeated; we will be the victors again. So I am making preparations
to invite famous college professors from the Ivy League schools to
come and learn about us. I plan to distribute our literature to
the entire intellectual community of America: college professors,
ministers, priests, celebrities, VIPs in all walks of life. We are
going to distribute the material on Principle analysis of communism,
and Unification ideology. I plan to distribute these books freely.
I assume that will be more than 400,000 copies. Suppose each book
costs one dollar. Already it will cost $400,000. This is an historical
As Abel, what can we give to people? We have to give them the
internal truth — spiritual food. We also have to give them
external service. For these three years I am giving the spiritual
food, the truth, myself This is the first experience in my life of
speaking publicly. The stage of the coming of the Messiah is not
limited to one nation or any one geographical section. He has to
come on a worldwide level. His public ministry has to be on a
worldwide scale. This precious three years must be fruitful. This
moment is going to make the strongest impact in human history.
In our public speaking crusade, all 10 nationalities must work
together as brothers. We must begin the prayer for the October
crusade. Everyone must possess the conviction that we are going to
win, that we must win. The entire spiritual world is with us; they
are going to support us. Since we have physical bodies, we are
important to them. Inwardly, I, the state representative and the
mobile unit director must be united to make a core. In this way we
can pay sufficient indemnity for America. In these three years,
internally speaking, I will be directly giving spiritual food
— the message to all people. This is a tremendous thing,
really. We must deservedly win the heart of America, the public
opinion of America, and then the whole world will come to us.
The victory over Goliath
n the last seven months since my arrival here in America, many
significant events have occurred. The Christian community is now
declining, and democracy is falling down. But in the heavenly
center, our church movement and our mobile unit crusade are now
booming. In numbers we are small compared to the millions of
Christians, but this group has the power to support and stop the
falling of the Christian community. Our real enemy is communism.
However, the American government and the Christian community are
not yet on our side; we are still isolated. In a way, we are
defenseless — the government, the communists, even the
Christian community can attack us. But in the strength of our faith,
although those powers seem to be incredible, they will not lay a
finger upon you. This is equivalent to the battle of David against
Goliath in the United States. I am like the shepherd in the desert
to the American people.
In this vast land of America, no one really dares to say, "I am
going to take the responsibility to restore this country and stop
communism." No one dares to bear that responsibility, not even in
the Christian community. The communist power is now growing daily
and seems to be invincible. The communists say, "You God fearing
country of America, how much power do you have?" Communism, as a
formidable Goliath is now approaching us. America is now in the
position to ask, "Where is David? Where is the man who can stand
up to communism?" God, however, has things ready. David, you will
remember, did not have any armaments; he was dressed humbly but he
stood up to Goliath. I am sure that the communists are laughing at
us because they think that the size of our Unification Church is
so insignificant and our Victory Over Communism (VOC) work is so
However, God will persevere and wait until the very last moment
when things look bad. He will persist until the very last moment.
That's the way God makes His victory dramatic — He goes from
extreme to extreme.
Therefore, America's David is you, the Unification Church. We
are summoned. David is standing in front of Goliath. Now Goliath
is laughing at David, but David, however small, knows that God is
with him. He has firm belief that God is with him and has untiring
faith that God's power is working within him. He never fears. With
God with him, David becomes an invincible and fearless person.
David is waiting for the final command from God and as soon as the
command comes, he will fight with one stroke, and the decisive
victory will be won. How perfectly identical our position is to
that of David! However; we must be better than David. At least
David had his own nation — Israel. But we do not even have
our own nation. We are emerging out of our wilderness and coming
into our own power.
Our battle could be even more dramatic than the battle of David.
We have formed our power in the wilderness, and have come against
a giant more powerful than Goliath. Our victory will be a victory
for God. The command to march forward against Goliath is coming
today, July 1. I only hope you are ready — in your spirit,
your faith, your determination, and your well-being. We must realize
what kinds of situations are waiting for us at the end of this
battle. We are in a position to pay the indemnity for all the
worldwide problems in the final day. If we fail this battle, if we
become a defeated David, then untold tribulation is ahead for this
country, the people of this world, and you. We have no way to pay,
except by our blood and flesh.
We have come this far in the history of the Unification Church,
making progress since 1960. We come to the present three year period
and the key to victory is in your hands. The mobile unit director
and state representative must unite with me. Actually, I have been
waiting for this battlefield, waiting for this moment. True Parents
have been waiting for this final moment of battle in order for us
to go over and go beyond. We have only 18 months, and we must do
our utmost best.
A matter of life or death
We are in the position to face death either way. If we retreat,
death is waiting for us. If we march forward, death is also waiting
for us. What shall we do? You have to decide on that point. Those
who have that resolve raise your hands. This day determines whether
we achieve hope for the world, or disaster for the world. This is
a life or death matter, and your life or death will be decided by
you on this very day. Don't worry about the surroundings. Don't
worry about what the enemy looks like — these are not the
factors to decide victory. The key to victory is within you; it is
not external. All that I fear is that you may disobey God; I have
no other fear. I am glad I am here to be able to make this
proclamation, this declaration. This is already a step toward
victory, since in order to make this declaration I had to make
I am not speaking to you at random. This is the absolute truth
and the world will follow this pattern. There is no other way. The
great crisis is at hand here in America. In the next seven years,
up to 1978, the most catastrophic and chaotic situation will persist
in America. When we've fulfilled these three years, we can turn
the history of the next seven years to our favor. We can then
promise new history, new hope to this land of America. In this
particular period, we are doing a total restoration equivalent to
the 200 years of American history. This 200 years of American
history must conclude when these 20 years of our Father's life and
the 20 years of the Unification Church make a most successful
conclusion together. These three years, in a way, are the preparation
for the final seven years which will be ended in 1981. In the
Principle, you learn that all the great dispensations undergo a
three year preparation. These three years are critical, and
preparation is so important that this will, in fact, decide the
final seven year course.
The final seven years is nothing but a straightforward pioneering
path. In these three years, if America does not listen to us and
follow us, then America is destined to a doomed fate, and our fate
will be no better. So we have to fight this battle, and win this
victory. When you look at the world situation today, don't you feel
this urgency? If it is so apparent on the surface of the world,
then you can well imagine how hard God has been working in order
to have this opportunity ready for us. More than any other great
saints who have come to America, we are here to fulfill for this
country. We are doing the greatest amount for this country and for
the world. Our heart is an historical heart in which 6,000 years of
history have been dwelling; thus, we have to have this feeling for
history. God labored so hard for 6,000 years. Now He wants to reap
the final crop.
Whether you like it or not, God has given you this mission. It
is now up to us to fulfill our task and win for God. Love is a
two-edged sword. If we fail, the first ones to be punished will be
us. As you know, in order to come to this particular mission, I
walked a more miserable path than any man ever walked. There is no
second chance, no way to redo it. If we fail, there is no restoration
beyond us; without us, how will the world be restored? It wouldn't.
God will throw out this world, because this world will be no good
to God anymore. If God abandons our world, then this world will
become a world of beasts in which there is no ideology, just everyone
beating and fighting each other. This would continue eternally.
The human race was not destined for that struggle. Truly, this is
a serious moment.
Now you must think of yourself as a representative of God, as
a champion of God, and willingly accept this responsibility. Let
us fulfill our goals and return glory and joy to God, becoming true
sons and daughters to God. This is the message of July 1, stressing
the importance of these three years and the significance of today.
In order to win the full love of God, we must become the victors.
Shall we pray?