God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
April 3, 1983
oday, let me speak about total indemnity. Total indemnity involves
religion, history, and the human race in general. It includes not only
the physical world, but the spiritual world as well.
God's original ideal for the world was simple. He envisioned a world
which would be completed when Adam, Eve, God and the angelic world
became totally one. The ideal came from God and was supposed to be
passed on to our first ancestors as the True Parents of all humanity.
Starting from that original point, the ideal should have extended
horizontally to the entire world, to form a totally united universe.
At the center of everything is God's love. God needs love, man needs
love, and the angelic world also needs love. If the world had been
centered upon God's love from the beginning, it would have been not
only an ideal beginning, but the direction and the final results would
have also been ideal. God, man and the angelic world would have formed
one perfect world, freely communicating with each other centering upon
Accordingly, man becomes perfect not by being rich or by acquiring
secular power or knowledge, but by love. This love is not secularized
love as in the fallen world, but original love. Everything is
completed and perfected by this love.
We have five senses that enable us to see, hear, smell, feel, and
taste. These would have been used centering upon perfect love, and
eyes, ears, nose, hands, and mouth, each with their senses, would have
all become perfected by centering on love. To experience things with
our five senses centering on love is an exquisite state. It is like a
state of intoxication, only with love. You feel intoxicated by the
environment, experiencing a reciprocal relationship with every other
being. One never feels alone. Every being reaches to eternity, and
each being expresses itself in a unique way. The intense beauty of the
ideal world would be found through the reciprocal relationships
developed among all the things of creation.
The power of true love can be extended to infinity, and at the same
time can be condensed into one infinitesimal speck. This is heavenly
love. Therefore if we look through the eyes of love, everything has
value. In a small thing the value is condensed, and in a big thing it
is enlarged. God wanted to create such an ideal world of love. He
wanted to be in the position of ruling everything by making love the
center of all things. Love is the realm through which God can control
the universe beyond time and space. Accordingly, to be in control of
the universe, God Himself absolutely needs this love. By thinking in
this way, we can see that no being has value without true love.
God's ideal was lost by the fall. How did mankind fall? Through love.
The beginning point of love is not the eye or the mouth, but is the
sexual parts of man and woman. The connecting point of love is the
place where all the sensations come together. The real standard of
love was lost at this point, so the male and female relationship was
the cause of all the problems of the entire universe.
Because of this, everything has to be restored or recreated. How can
we do this? One major result of the fall is that we came under two
lords, or two subjects. If we had only one subject and one lord, it
would not be such a problem to restore everything and return to the
original state. If God were still the only subject, every creature
could become harmonized with Him and there would be nothing to oppose
such harmony. But there is another subject, whose direction is totally
the opposite of God's. That being took the subjective position by
rejecting God. As a result of the fall, the opposing power of love
that pulls man away from God became much stronger than the power that
leads man back to his original source. Thus, the power of love came to
be divided into opposing camps of internal and external. Satan is
connected to the world of love centering upon external power and God
is connected to love centering on internal power. So two subjects came
to stand over one object, man. Satan became the external subject,
while God became the internal subject.
Each of them is in a plus position — internal or external —
therefore, they repel each other. This is manifested in the struggle
between the physical needs and the conscience of fallen man. They are
supposed to be united but they are repelling each other. Man is pulled
in two different directions as if he had two repellent bodies. Thus
man became a being of lost direction. Sometimes he drifts to the
external side and sometimes to the internal side. Since man
fluctuates, everything around him is affected. Adam and Eve became
such a man and woman. The children they bore also inherited such a
nature. If there are 10 people, they have 10 different directions;
they are scattered. The world became a world of confusion as the
consequence of the fall.
Why Satan must be denied
here is the world of God's original ideal? We have to search for the
original ideal and rearrange the fallen world. This is not easy. To do
this, Adam has to deny himself and Eve has to deny herself. If there
are 10 members in a family, and all 10 of them try to make unity by
asserting themselves, unity is impossible. If there are 10 members in
a family, all 10 must deny themselves. Before anything else, God must
ask for self-denial in the fallen human world. Before He seeks for the
ideal, He must seek the denial, the denial of the fall. Man has no
foundation to assert himself. This is God's viewpoint.
Then what is the order of such denial? It is from the external to the
internal. In the fallen realm, there is the external world of nation,
race, and clan, as well as family. Also there is the couple — man and
woman together. We must deny ourselves beginning from the outside,
from the external side. The point we finally arrive at is the denial
of our own body and our thinking. We cannot but go this far. We live
in the fallen world, so to seek God's will, to seek the point of self
affirmation on earth, we must deny the fallen world completely. The
new starting point begins only after setting this standard. This is
Why do we need the indemnity taught by the Unification movement? We
must know the reason clearly. None of you in the Unification movement
understands clearly the meaning of individual indemnity, family
indemnity, clan, race, and national indemnity. Why do we have to do
such a thing? This is a serious matter.
For God to make a new start, He must clean up everything. There must
be no other subject being, no Satan. God must be the absolute and only
subject. God cannot set His new starting point unless Satan's position
is completely removed. For man to deny himself is not that much of a
problem. The problem is to deny Satan who controls man. Accordingly,
after man completely denies himself, God has to set the standard that
completely denies Satan. Otherwise there still remain two subjects.
Even if man denies himself, still Satan remains. If an alien subject,
who is centered upon the false love, remains in the presence of God
and the universe, there are two standards, and the starting step for
perfection cannot be made. How can we deny Satan? This is an
absolutely necessary condition in order to make a new starting point
on the earth for God and humanity. We must see the denial of the false
god. God Himself can stand as the subject only when He stands on the
foundation of that denial and is able to take His position as the
subject of love. Do you understand?
Condition of absolute denial
hen how is this condition made? The fall began with one individual,
Adam. Since the individual is the center of the whole, in order to
restore this fallen world, we must move forward step by step; it
cannot be done all at once. The problem of sin has expanded through
eight stages: from the individual, family, clan, race (or people),
nation, world, cosmos, and God. Man, who is seeking for the ideal
world, cannot find his way back to God, the original subject of love,
unless he solves these problems. If one stage is reached, man has
control below that level, but he cannot reach the ideal world beyond
that level or completely unite with the. absolute God. If an
individual reaches a certain stage, people in spirit world who have
reached a corresponding level of growth can assist him, and he can
communicate with them; however, it is difficult for him to communicate
with the original God. How can the environment be enlarged so that an
individual can communicate with God? This point is the worry of God
Himself, as well as the concern of man who is in the fallen sphere.
These two worries are made more difficult by fallen man himself.
Fallen man is dominated by the archangel; it is absolutely impossible
to change this by the process of affirmation but only through denial.
Then, what is restoration through indemnity? One who desires to reach
the absolute unique subject must fulfill the condition of absolute
denial in relation to everything in one's environment. For this,
absolute denial is required. Then at what place does restoration
through indemnity become fulfilled? Even one iota of a condition for
self affirmation cannot remain. It must be completely in the realm of
the denial. The condition of indemnity is paid by fulfilling the
condition of absolute denial. When this standard is fulfilled in all
eight stages, from the individual, family, clan and so on, one can
reach the ideal world at the consummation of human history. You must
necessarily go through the process at each of the eight stages.
Otherwise one cannot reach the ideal where he can communicate with
God is working out the reality of the fallen world, trying to create
one model first, rather than working to restore the whole. To
reproduce on a large scale, we create the pattern first. On the
individual level, we create the pattern for the individual. Then we
should create the family pattern for the family level. From clan,
society, to nation, we should think in the same way. According to the
principle of creation, we must go through the three stages of
formation, growth and perfection through human history in order to
create the pattern for the individual. We must create the environment
and set the reciprocal standard of love. The center of this reciprocal
realm is man, and the center of man is love. Man must first indemnify
himself on the individual level. To set the standard for the
individual is not easy.
Throughout history up until now, why have women been excluded from
full participation in the religious world? So far, the dispensation of
the God of love was carried out centered upon men, and women were
largely excluded. Why was this so? To create the model of the perfect
individual, the pattern of the creation was this: first Adam was
created, and afterwards, Eve. This was the pattern. But the model for
perfection is not complete by man alone. The angelic world
participated with God in the creation of the original pattern of man,
centered upon heart. Therefore, God is the center of heart and the
center of the spiritual world. Man can stand in the position of model
only when he can digest the entire sphere of all things and be
absorbed together with God.
The attitude of the life of a truly religious person is one in which
he is completely absorbed; It is perfect obedience; therefore he
cannot assert his will or his opinion above God's. He must follow
God's will absolutely. It is the sphere of perfect self denial, but
also he must be completely absorbed by God. If man claims his
subjectivity he takes a plus position before God, which repels God.
This leaves a person within the sphere of the subject which is opposed
to God, who is Satan. That means he becomes Satan's possession.
Accordingly, he can never reach the ideal sphere of God.
At this point in the religious world, absolute obedience is necessary.
European members must understand this point clearly. Why is obedience
needed? To follow your own thinking leads you to stand in the position
of having a second subject. The second subject is Satan, so you become
Satan's object. If you insist on your own thinking as your foundation,
it sets the condition for Satan to dominate you. God and Satan are in
opposing camps, struggling for dominion over the fallen human world.
The original purpose of human existence as well as the original
purpose of the archangel is for the sake of the perfection of the
ideal. Satan knows this as well
The sphere of denial through persecution
od originally created us with the ideal of perfection as His goal.
Satan knows this and he does not deny it. To establish the complete
condition that will enable us to reach the ideal of perfection is not
easy. It requires the state of absolute self denial. We cannot do this
if we insist on our own viewpoint.
Looking at the world, where can we find an attitude of self denial? It
is difficult to find it in the Western mentality, which is
characterized by the love of freedom. The ultimate result of such
freedom is that only the self remains. Husbands and wives live
together, but both claim their own ways. In that case, there are two
claims for freedom. If there are four people together, they have four
individual demands. If there are 10 people, there are the claims of 10
people for their freedom. In the end, they go their own way and become
isolated and scattered. There can be no unity within families, or
nations. Although a person strives to enjoy his original nature
through freedom, in reality he loses everything and falls to the
depths of despair. Finding that he cannot satisfy his individual
desires and ideals, he gives up on himself. This is the reality for
many in the free world today! particularly in America. But despair is
not a part of God's will. In such a world, there is no standard of
perfection which God desires.
For this reason, Oriental thinking, rather than Western, holds a
possibility for God. Within Oriental thinking, there is the principle
of absolute attendance to the parents, and at the same time the idea
of following one's elder brothers and sisters When this idea of
attendance is expanded, it can reach to the clan leader, the society
leader, or the representative of the nation. Thus we can gain the
foundation based on the perfect system of attendance. Otherwise, we
can never have a family, clan, society, nation, or world that God
desires. You must understand this clearly.
Then how can God create this kind of environment? He cannot do it by saying,
"You religious people must achieve self denial all by yourselves!" No, we
can't do it that way. The standard of self denial must be created within
reciprocal relationships. If you are pushed into the position of being
denied by somebody else, it is the same as self denial. Since we cannot
create the sphere of denial by ourselves, God Himself creates it. Therefore,
a religious person will be opposed by everybody. This is the deeper meaning
of persecution. When one believes in God and in religion, often those who
are closest to him, such as his parents or loved ones, will oppose him. In
such a case, Satan, as the second subject, is attacking the first subject
God. When someone strikes a righteous person unjustly, it sets a condition
that must be repaid. Because of this repayment, the development of religion
is secured. Do you understand why persecution occurs?
Within the sphere of religion, God must enlarge the practice of self
denial from the individual level to the family, clan, society, nation,
and world. People cannot do this by themselves. In restoration through
indemnity, a person tends to think that the standard of individual
self denial is enough, but that is not true. The standard of
individual indemnity must be directed to the indemnity on the world
level; that foundation of self denial must be created. Man himself has
not realized. this, but God and Satan know it.
People do not know the full standard of denial; therefore, Satan, who
does understand it, attacks man to prevent any denial of the
individual that is directed to the world level. Religions developed in
the course of history until now precisely because they practiced self
denial and received persecution. This was so, although nobody knew the
reason why. Now I am telling you the reason. Since one cannot practice
self denial alone, God allows Satan himself to deny man instead. And
if man gains victory in the realm of denial, then he can claim victory
over Satan. He can belong to the true subject, namely God. As the
result of persecution, or absolute self denial in front of God, man
can enter the sphere of reciprocal relationship with God. Thus God can
intervene for him. This is why religion has developed the most through
For this reason, a person cannot find religious perfection by leaving
this world and going up into the mountains to meditate. One can
achieve perfection only by standing in the midst of the world and
taking on all the persecution from Satan. But in order to achieve
oneness with God, a person must overcome Satan's attacks. He cannot be
crushed in the persecution.
Accordingly, God has tried to work through many people throughout
history yet had to give them up in the end. God may have used some
people in His dispensation for decades or even centuries. Yet in the
end, they had to stand in the sphere of persecution. If someone gains
individual victory over persecution, the individual victory can
remain. Yet if he cannot go over the sphere of family persecution, he
will be crushed. In that case, God must find another with whom to
proceed in His dispensation. If someone is crushed, there is nothing
God can do for him. God is forced to find someone else; this was the
miserable course of the history of religion until now.
By understanding these general things, you can also understand how to
proceed with restoration through indemnity. You cannot deny yourself
all alone. Accordingly, you must endure the condition of denial
through persecution. Therefore, persecution is absolutely necessary in
God's religious dispensation and there is no way to go back to God
without passing through that course of persecution. There is no
exception to this rule. The world religions, such as Christianity,
Buddhism, and Confucianism have all passed through this kind of
course. That is why they are standing on the level of world
development. The religions themselves have not understood this reason
until now. They could not explain why religious people had to go
through suffering or persecution, but now you have understood this
It is the logical conclusion that the total perfection of which I am
speaking is not achieved without total indemnity. To guide everything
into the perfection realm, we must go through the process of total
indemnity. This is absolutely necessary in the history of religion.
Therefore, it is wrong to think that one will have an easy life by
Who is the Messiah?
ithin Christianity, there is the belief in the Second Coming of the
Messiah. Who is the Messiah? The Messiah is the one whom God loves
most. Which position is most loved by God? There are many people who
are standing in front of God as representatives, for example, of the
nation, the society, or some other organization. What kind of a person
is the Messiah? The Messiah is the first person who has the same mind
of love and the same direction of love as God. The Messiah is the
first born son of God. Jesus was God's only son, His only child. To be
an only child means to receive the parent's total love, from the
beginning to the end. God is the absolute subject and the Messiah
stands in God's sphere. Their relationship is the relationship of
parent and child. He is the one who is born as God's first son and
receives the fullness of God's love given to the individual, family,
clan, society, nation, and the world. He is qualified to receive the
love transcending all these spheres. This is the Messiah. He is God's
But what can he do all by himself? The beloved must find his spouse.
And where can he find her? He can't get her from the heavens. Since
man has been lost as a result of the fall on the earth, he must be
recreated on the earth. What does religion do? Heaven is in the plus
position and the earth is in the minus position. People desire the
Messiah, who knows heaven. This human world deeply desires its proper
subject of love and this yearning is the Messianic yearning. The
Messiah must be welcomed on the world level, beyond the individual,
clan and even national levels. The entire world will be able to be
united with a man of God's love, as the absolute subject. There will
be no reason to oppose him; there can be only absolute attendance.
Self-centeredness cannot exist anymore. To create the environment so
that one exists only for the sake of the Lord was the mission of the
Old Testament age and of the New Testament age. The mission of both of
these ages was also to create an Eve, a spouse, for the Messiah. Once
Eve absolutely follows the Messiah and that sphere of obedience is
expanded, opposition to the Messiah will diminish. In this
environment, the entire world will be automatically connected to the
subject of love at one point. To create such an environment on the
world level was the mission of the Old Testament age and of the New
Testament age. Accordingly, present day Christianity and Judaism must
completely follow the Messiah.
Christians and believers of Judaism who have been keeping their faith
are supposed to offer everything when the Messiah comes. Their faith
teaches perfect obedience to the Messiah. Yet what is the reality of
today's Christians? What about Judaism today? Instead of the spirit
which God desires, they are completely opposed — 180 degrees. If a
religion desires only its own success on the earth, and disregards the
returning Messiah and blocks the victorious completion of God's
dispensation, it will be a total failure. Any religion with this kind
of attitude will be completely broken in the Last Days, as if hit by
God's heavenly hammer.
In this period of the Last Days, Christians in the world are looking
for the Second Coming, but if we analyze the motivation of their
desire, it is usually, "I want to be saved:" There is no concern for
God's victory on the world level. They may say, "I want to go to the
Heavenly Kingdom, and I want my family and my country to be saved."
The furthest limit is usually the country. But they must go beyond the
country to the end of the world; they must enlarge their concern to
the spiritual world. Yet most cannot go beyond their own self and this
is a success for Satan. As long as this standard remains, God's world
cannot be born.
What is the Unification movement?
ow we must begin a new movement on the earth which divides the world
into two sides. We must complete God's will for the perfection of the
world and enlarge it to the entire cosmos. If a religious movement
with this ideal doesn't appear, God's dispensation cannot be
fulfilled. It would be the same as if God did not exist. Therefore, if
God exists and if He is trying to accomplish His will, such a movement
must be created on the earth. This conclusion is logical. What is this
movement? It is truly the Unification movement. The Unification
movement must have the ideals and motivation which I have just
mentioned. First of all, it must enlarge self denial from the
individual to the world level. When the Messiah comes, if Christianity
completely follows him and perfectly unites with him, it has achieved
its goal. When the Messiah comes and proclaims himself, then everybody
must unite with him. But they cannot do so until he comes. Therefore,
God has been prolonging His dispensation through the fallen history of
hundreds of thousands of years up until now.
God exists, yet so does persecution. Why did God allow the early
Christians to be persecuted for 400 years in ancient Rome? Reviewing
the Principle, we know that persecution continued until the standard
which was applicable throughout the world appeared. Accordingly,
Christianity came to this level after 400 years. Centering upon the
foundation laid by Christianity, the Unification Church appeared on
the earth after World War II.
Christianity must listen to the word of the Messiah viewed from the
total perspective of God's dispensation. Whether or not they will
listen to him is a matter of life or death for Christians. If one
believes in the Messiah's words, he can find spiritual survival; for
this purpose, one must deny oneself. One must be able to deny
everything: his own past history, his own family and his own past
standard of faith, as well. If he can see that the Messiah is the
person he had been looking for, as viewed through the eyeglasses of
biblical history, there is no problem. But for many, their eyeglasses
do not fit. They are looking at things through individualistic
eyeglasses, therefore they do not know the Messiah when they see him.
The Messiah comes on the cosmic scale; therefore one cannot measure
him by one's own scale. If you only listen to or see the Messiah with
your personal point of view, you cannot understand the contents of his
message. The Messiah deals with things on the eternal level,
discussing events perhaps 20 or 30 years ahead.
If a small point of view predominates among Christians, when the Lord
of the Second Advent comes, they will oppose him. If they do oppose
him, they will automatically fall within Satan's sphere. The Messiah
is the one who is born as the substance of God's eternal love on this
plane called earth. The one who leads the opposition to God is Satan.
Anyone who takes the other subject's position, namely by opposing the
Messiah, will become a part of Satan's sphere at once. Although there
may be large numbers of people there, it is still Satan's sphere.
Those who were supposed to create the foundation for the acceptance of
the Messiah, on the contrary turned their guns on him and are now
standing at the front of Satan's army. They have come to deny Christ
himself. Immediately after World War II, the Christian cultural sphere
of the world, centering upon the nation of America, had gained its
greatest strength. There has been only one time in history when the
world was completely leaning toward the religious sphere; that was the
time right after World War Il. A small portion went to the side of the
Soviets, while the rest of the world became a part of the democratic
sphere, the Christian cultural sphere, completely centering upon
America. If America herself, who was the subject of the external
world, completely followed the Messiah, what would have happened to
the world? The world could have easily become God's world. But what
would happen if that didn't occur? The world would again return to the
satanic sphere and as a result they would make a total attack on the
central person of God's dispensation.
Perfection of the restoration through indemnity
rom heaven's point of view, what is my mission? I have received
ceaseless persecution from the individual level to the family, clan,
society, nation, world, and cosmos. There has been nothing else like
this in history. Who has received the worst and the greatest
persecution in the history of religion? Your answer is not because you
are members of the Unification Church; even those who do not belong to
the Unification Church reply that it is Reverend Moon. The people in
power in America would certainly answer in the same way. Even
communists would answer in the same way.: If we ask Buddhists,
Christians, or any religious person, "In the history of religious
leaders, who was persecuted the most in his lifetime, from the
individual level up to the world level?" they will certainly answer
that it is Reverend Moon. How many years will this continue? Sixty
years? I will go the way of indemnity in the condensed manner for 40
God is looking for a person who speaks the truth about Satan, the
world, and God, not for his own sake but for the sake of the world and
God, a person who can take responsibility for leading the world and
for teaching the way of sacrifice. If there is such a person, he must
certainly take responsibility for the course of God's dispensation and
the course of indemnity. We cannot speak about individual perfection
without the perfection of indemnity, since individual perfection
cannot be achieved within the realm of Satan. Once we can accomplish
this, it is the end of the satanic world.
Within the idea of perfection, the perfection of indemnity is
automatically included. Perfection of the individual must involve the
perfection of indemnity. No one in this fallen world can achieve the
perfection of personality. From God's point of view, the perfection of
indemnity is the perfection of restoration. Therefore, restoration is
accomplished through indemnity. So indemnity becomes an adjective that
defines restoration and vice-versa.
A person who does not appreciate restoration through indemnity is the
king of satans even if he is a member of the Unification Church. How
about you? As you have been going through the course of restoration
together with me you may have said, "Oh Father, we have gone the
course of restoration through indemnity, and more restoration through
indemnity. How many years, must it continue? It has gone on for 10
years, and then another 20 years and now after 40 years, we still face
another 20 years!" That is true. If we are not successful in entering
into the sphere of perfection at once, our own course is prolonged
three times. That's the teaching of the Principle. If we can't do it
in seven years, our course becomes 21 years. Those 21 years were
divided into nine stages. Why is that? If we approached it all at one
time and we were defeated, then we would lose everything. But if we go
step by step, from one stage progressively to another, then we cannot
lose everything at once. We can connect them and if we gain victory on
each stage, we can go up to the next level. We have been following
this strategy so even though the process may look confused, God's
dispensation is relentlessly moving forward toward its consummation.
Satan is very wise and his ways are deceptive. Because he's smart, he
can manipulate God's methods to put himself at the center. There are
many people who manipulate situations centering upon their own desire.
That kind of person does the worst damage within a religion. The
starting point of all the church's activity is God, and such a person
will speak about the purpose of the nation or God, yet he will
disregard that and do things for his own benefit. Anyone who collects
someone else's money for the public purpose and uses that money
unscrupulously for himself is a thief. The same applies to anyone who
claims public things as his own belongings without getting permission.
That kind of person will be destroyed from within.
Please understand clearly that restoration is accomplished through in-
demnity and that this is the road to perfection. How about you, the
members of the Unification Church? I always speak in a public manner
and I may chastise a church leader during a speech. That is an example
of restoration through indemnity. When I chastise that person in
public, he is representing the world, and if he listens to me and
accepts what I say, he is able to overcome the problem. When I do such
a thing, certainly the problem becomes apparent. That sort of public
chastisement is the best example of restoration through indemnity.
What is the purpose of indemnity? It is for the sake of perfection —
perfection of the self, perfection of the family, the clan, the
nation, the world and the cosmos. And what is the result of the
perfection of the cosmos? The ultimate result is the liberation of
Tradition for those who follow God's will
ecause I understood this, I have totally focused on pioneering the
path of restoration through indemnity. My way of life has been to
disregard the snow, the wind or seasonal changes; my life can be
summed up in one word — misery. I am walking a path which nobody
except God can understand. When you pray sincerely about me and the
will of God, you cannot help crying again and again. If you ask heaven
who I am, you will cry out and a storm of tears will flow over your
face. You will feel such a pain in your heart — a pain which causes
that kind of water to flow. But why is this? Originally I was supposed
to stand in such a different position. If the Christian cultural
sphere had welcomed me, within seven years — during my 30s — I could
have returned the world to God's domain. The things I am teaching now
did not begin recently; I started along this path by uncovering the
very origin of this truth. I laid the foundation then, and have been
bringing accomplishments throughout my life until this point now when
I am teaching you these things. This is not just an abstract idea. I
have actually done what I am teaching you now. I could not speak to
you before I had done this, or you would be led to Satan's world.
You Japanese members must now reflect upon your lives. You have been
working hard up to this time, following me, and months, years — in
some cases 10 or 20 years — have passed. When you look back upon your
life of faith, what do you find? I have been climbing up the summit of
indemnity, higher than the Himalayas, a more difficult ascent than any
other in man's history. Now I am throwing down a rope from Japan to
the rest of the world. All of us are doing tremendously hard work. If
possible, you who are in the position to do so should pull the rope
with me and help me so that you can loosen the tension of that rope.
But have you ever tightened that rope instead? Haven't you complained
centering upon yourself, and criticized, saying such things as,
"Father is just the Father of Korea"? If I only thought about Korea,
what would have happened? I would have been taken into the spiritual
world a long time ago. Such a person is of no use to this world. Only
after the restoration of the whole world through indemnity, after you
have cleaned everything up, can you return to your original point and
think about your children, your family or your own nation. This is the
only way for a person who has decided to go the way of God. This is
from the dispensational point of view. If you think about things
centering only upon yourself, your family or your nation, you will not
be able to help the world.
Can you truly be proud of yourself in front of God? I have been
leading this way as the world pioneer of restoration. What has been
your standard in relation to me? Unless you can see yourself clearly
and are able to change today, you cannot be the standard bearers for
tomorrow's victory. On the national level, Japan is standing in the
position of the Eve nation in relation to the Adam nation. This being
the case, you should not have even a bit of doubt or worry, or give
any difficulty to me. If we remember that the true historical
tradition was destroyed by the fallen Eve, you must not give the
slightest pain to the True Father's heart. You are representing the
world and the totality of humanity; that's the position of Japan as
Eve's nation. Do you understand? My message to you is that you should
not complain but should witness and stand on the front line of God's
Even if we cannot achieve the standard of perfection at this moment.
in time, we can guarantee that in the future we will be able to
accomplish it, because we have this Principle. And what about you? Do
you want to accomplish this sometime in the distant future, or would
you prefer to achieve perfection during the age when I am living? To
do so you must work at the risk of your life. Those who were born in
the past and believed in religion cannot be born again in this modern
time, even though they want to be. Therefore, they are anxiously
waiting and watching from the spiritual world, knowing that this is
the most precious time in history, not replaceable by any other age.
When you understand this point, you must be very. grateful for the
fact that you are receiving words directly from me on the earth. You
are receiving education directly from me and are accomplishing God's
The summit of persecution
he final and highest peak on the world level of persecution was in
1976. We reached the summit during the time of the Washington Monument
rally. Since I understood this point, I sent missionaries to the
entire world in 1975. If all of the missionaries had been Japanese,
they would have been a strictly Oriental team. If they had been all
Americans, they would have been a strictly Western team. Therefore, I
organized them so that they could represent the entire world. To each
mission country, I sent a Japanese missionary who represented the
Orient, a German who represented Europe, and an American who
represented North and South America. Then they were representatives of
the world, as well as of Reverend Moon of Korea. Japanese, Americans
and Germans all shared a common environment and all three were called
If there were no direction from me, no doubt they would have fought
and separated. The Japanese missionary might have said, "Japan
received the blessing first, so I'm in the Abel position." The
American might have said, "America is the leading nation of the
democratic world, so from the cultural point of view, I am the best."
Then the German might have said, "Nonsense! Germans are the smartest.
We are the best organized, we are analytic and intellectual." Each of
them would claim that he was the best and therefore the subject.
Therefore, the policy had to be that there was no subject. If no one
claimed his own subjectivity, then God could certainly assist them. So
I clearly said, "If the three of you are totally united, God will
absolutely help you and you will develop. If you fight, you will never
make progress." And the situation showed exactly what I said.
According to the reports from the itinerant workers, that was exactly
so. There is no mistake in the: Principle. The missionaries have gone
to the whole world and the Principle sphere was enlarged to 130
nations. So persecution has spread over the entire world. like an
umbrella; many Americans were calling for the deportation of Reverend
Moon before the Washington Monument rally, but it didn't happen. I
fought and gained the victory. In 1976, the peak time of historical
persecution against me, the world welcomed a new era. Then on Feb. 23,
1977, centering upon True Parents' birthday, I declared the new era.
How can I say this? It is because at the summit of world persecution,
I accepted suffering and marched forward for the sake of heaven and
for the sake of the world. Then the communist world became divided.
Five years from that time, Japan advanced to the world level. When Eve
is lifted up, Adam is also saved in the same way. God was wise to
elevate Japan first.
The mission of Japan as the Eve nation
hen God looks around Japan to find some people to whom He can give
responsibility, He notices the ones who are so humble looking, the
ones who seem useless to the other Japanese. Those are the Moonies.
When we get to know them, we see that they are very honest and they
are internally very noble. They offer everything and work with each
other for the sake of the nation and the world, yet they never ask for
recompense. So people begin to feel that they are indeed precious.
The mother must take her providential responsibility. Japan is Eve,
and Eve must feed her children. To whom did fallen Eve give her milk
first? First to Cain and then to Abel. Her daughters were not
mentioned. Although women existed, they were treated as if they did
not exist and up until now they could not complain. Those children who
grew up on the milk of Eve fought with each other because they had
conflicting natures. In the restoration through indemnity, Jacob and
Esau fought within their mother's womb. The Cain-Abel relationship
must go back to the mother's womb and be restored from that point
again. Therefore in the course of restoration, when a woman in a
dispensational position was pregnant with twins, they were not
supposed fight within the womb, but rather embrace each other. After
they are born, one should not try to get milk first. They each should
say, "You go first." When they take turns to receive milk many times a
day, they should love each other without complaint. Eve must give
birth to such children.
By setting this condition within Eve's nation, the conditions for
restoration on the world level can be set. Both the Cain and Abel
types among the Japanese listen to my words very well. The ones who
listen the least are the Germans. In the past, Germany was the subject
over Japan. When the elder brother is pushed into the object position,
he doesn't like it. The ones who most resist being objective are the
Germans. Furthermore, in the Abel camp, the one who has the most
problems, who claims his freedom while calling out for God, and has
the most spiritual ups and downs, is the American. Who represents the
world? The Germans and Americans who stand in the twin's position are
not really very friendly. In fact, they are traditional enemies and
their mutual histories have been histories of conflict. In this sense
America and Germany fit the Principle view of being enemies. Adam's
nation, Eve's nation and the archangel's nations are also enemies. All
of them were divided at the point when they were supposed to become
one. To rearrange them once again, we must start from a similar
situation. Korea, the Adam nation, was the enemy of Japan, the Eve
nation. Japan and America were enemies; America and Germany were
enemies — all of them were enemies. I gathered these historical
enemies and told them to unite into one by receiving one mother's
milk, centering on the power of love! You Americans, Germans and
Japanese cannot go back to Adam's position unless the three of you
become one. This is the Principle view according to the restoration
Through the fall, God, Adam and Eve became enemies. Adam and Eve
became enemies and Cain and Abel became enemies — father, mother, and
children, all became enemies. When the realm of each of these enemies
expanded, they produced the same fruit. What eventually happened was
that an Adam nation appeared in the satanic world, as well as an Eve
nation, and an archangelic nation. In opposition to them were the Adam
nation on God's side, as well as an Eve nation, and an archangelic
nation. Those two camps fought each other in a world-level conflict
during the Second World War as the Axis powers and the Allied powers.
The Axis powers on the satanic side initiated that war. Japan, who was
the satanic Eve nation, occupied the Orient, specifically Korea. The
idea of the Great East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere came out, preceding
God's ideal, as a challenge to God's original ideal by the satanic
side. Japan's Shinto religion recognizes the "eight million deities,"
but the founding deity of this Eve nation is Amaterasu-Ominokami, a
On God's side, England was the Eve nation. America was born from
England, so America is a child of Eve, and always follows her. But if
America continues to follow England all the time, it is not good. An
example was the war in the Falkland Islands. America should go her way
independently of England. In the future she must stand up as the Adam
nation centered upon the heavenly standard.
In World War II, the restored Eve nation was England and the restored
archangelic nation was France. Against this, there was the satanic
Adam nation of Germany, the Eve nation of Japan, and the archangelic
nation of Italy. Together the three of them formed a four position
foundation centered upon Satan's ideal in the top position, while the
Allies formed a four position foundation centered on God. The Second
World War was the decisive battle on the world level. After the
heavenly side gained the victory, the satanic world could be returned
to the heavenly side. In the final stage of the satanic side on the
world level, communism came to exist.
What is communism? Communism is Satan's attempt to mimic the ideal of
the Lord of the Second Advent, before God can establish His world.
When we look at what Stalin did, we can clearly understand this point.
He tried to unify the entire world. But communism has now gone through
eight generations, from Marx, to Lenin, Stalin, Malenkov, Bulganin,
Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Andropov, who is the eighth generation. They
have reached the end; from the point of eight, all they can do is
decline. The Lord of the Second Advent brings the spiritual ideal for
the unification of the entire world, while communism, based on
materialism, presents the goal of unification of the world on the
level of flesh.
According to the Principle, if Christianity becomes one with the Lord
of the Second Advent and if the spiritual world and the physical world
are united, the basis for Satan to exist will disappear. God will
control the subjective and the objective spheres, so there will be no
reciprocal sphere for Satan to control. Communism will eventually be
flushed away completely.
If the democratic world had followed the Lord of the Second Advent
after 1945, the world could have been united within seven years. But
they did not unite with the Messiah and opposed him instead. Therefore
they stood at the front of the satanic opposition to God's will. For
this reason all the world, including communism, democracy,
Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and so forth, opposed the Messiah on
the individual level, family level, clan level, racial level, national
level and on the world level. All of them opposed him. Now we have the
battle in court between the American government and Reverend Moon. The
plaintiff is America, which represents the entire free world, while
Reverend Moon is one person. Who will win? Now is the time of decisive
battle, the time of victory or defeat. We have come to the summit on
the last stage of battle.
Four important providential nations
oday is April 3, the third day of the fourth month. From the
Principle view, the number 4 represents the earth and the number 3
represents the three stages of formation, growth and completion. April
3 is a wonderful day. And 1983 totals the number 21, namely, 1 + 9 + 8
+ 3 = 21. Therefore, on this day I cannot help but speak on the topic
of total indemnity, the total perfection. Since I have taught you
these things, it is your responsibility to go this path; if you do not
want to go, then don't go.
Where is the center of my activity? Is it Korean Christianity? No, it
is America, which is basically a Protestant country. In the Christian
world, the Protestants are Abels. At the time of the Reformation, the
Catholic Church persecuted the Protestants. Later, many Protestants
were driven out of Europe. Finally the country of the independent
Protestant spirit was created in America. That was 200 years ago.
Counting from 1776, 1985 is exactly the 210th year. A decisive battle
must be won, centering upon the 40th president, President Reagan.
At this historical time, I have given a new order of mobilization. Our
movement is not a destructive one but a movement for uniting and
pulling together the whole world. Therefore, at this point we must
accomplish not only the unification of the races, but also the
unification of religions of the East and West. All the nations'
histories are focused toward this one point. This is the year 4318 in
Korean history. Number 18 is 3 times 6, and 6 is the number for Satan.
God is a scientist and also a numerical being. Therefore, the
restoration through indemnity has proceeded through certain numerical
conditions. Indemnity requires a certain time period, a central
person, and conditional offerings. Within this 40 year time period,
the Unification movement has to make a condition of three great
offerings. Through the True Father, conditions must be offered through
the Adam nation, the Eve nation, and the archangelic nation. At this
point we must make holy offerings on the world level to God. We must
restore all the world by getting the signature of victory. Who must
give this signature of victory? God does not do this and the Messiah
doesn't do it either. Satan is the one who does this.
Four great nations were chosen by God to represent all the nations of
the world. Korea is the Adam nation and Japan is the Eve nation. If it
had not been for the failure of established Christianity to follow me,
England would have been the Eve nation. At the time of World War II,
the Adam nation on God's side was America, the Eve nation was England,
and the archangelic nation was France. But Satan invaded the sphere of
On Satan's side, Germany was Adam and Japan was Eve during World War
II. In Korea, because of the rebellion of established Christianity
against God, North Korea, where my home town is, was invaded by Satan.
Thus, the head was invaded by Satan, but the tail — South Korea —
Satan is now holding the head of Adam and the tail of the archangel.
These are North Korea and East Germany. Korea is divided into north
and south, or latitudinally, and Germany into east and west, or
longitudinally. Satan is holding North Korea centered on Pyongyang and
East Germany centered on Berlin. If the problem of communism is solved
in Korea, then it will automatically wither away in Germany. This way,
global communism will begin dying out.
In North Korea, Kim Il Sung is called "Father," but in the Unification
Church in South Korea, the True Parent is the real Father; thus, at
this time there are two fathers and two subjects. This aberration will
be rectified if indemnity is paid for the entire world; then the world
will become one automatically. If all humanity unites with God and
strives to be self sacrificial and serving of others, then the problem
of world conflict will be solved. That way the world as it is now will
end. In this respect, America is also near the end, as well as England
and Germany and other nations.
Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and all religions are reaching a limit,
too. All systems, whether economic or political, even families, have
become chaotic. The fallen order of love, in which people love
themselves more than God and others, has become self-destructive; thus
the evil of the world is being destroyed. Therefore, at this time we
must establish a new order of love. Indemnity conditions and loyalty
must bring forth unity, both in heaven and earth. After the center of
love is established, the God-centered order of love is expanded until
it reaches the worldwide level. This way the new Heavenly Kingdom is
going to be completed on the earth.
The Unification movement has identified central nations which Satan
covets most and is striving the hardest to control. From the point of
view of world affairs today, Korea is the most important nation in
Asia. Japan is the most important oceanic nation. Those countries that
are located on the Pacific and wish to be a power on the ocean need
Japan. Western civilization must go. to the Asian continent through
the Pacific Ocean, and therefore they need a relationship with Japan,
which is their route to the Asian continent. Therefore, Japan must be
respected. Also, Japan as the Eve nation must educate people from the
rest of the world. This is the reason why in the last 30 to 40 years
Japan was so abundantly blessed, materially.
To go to the Asian continent, one can also go through the Korean
peninsula, but it is not easy to reach the entire peninsula by ship.
Hence the project of making a tunnel and a highway throughout Asia. In
Korea, therefore, the Unification movement has become more and more
necessary and important both for world problems and for domestic
An interesting time has come. Perfection will not be realized without
total restoration through indemnity, and that is accomplished through
unity. The perfection of the whole comes from indemnity paid by the
whole. Therefore, we must conclude that indemnity is paid by achieving
unity among enemies.
The end of religion
f enemies unite, and if they offer their unity to God and God accepts
them, then the purpose of religion will be completed. Thus far, only
those who were on God's side have been offered on the altar. But
today, through the unity of enemies, those who are on Satan's side are
also being offered on the altar. Once they are accepted by God, the
purpose of religion will be fulfilled. Religion itself will be
necessary no longer. Religion exists to accomplish man's separation
from Satan, but with perfect unity and love between enemies that need
will no longer exist. Therefore, when any such offerings are made to
God, He will accept them. We have to do that on the worldwide level.
That is why I must start from the point of loving my enemies. That is
the Principle. The foundation for the Heavenly Kingdom should spring
from the very domain of Satan. To accomplish that, you must be
persecuted by those on Satan's side, and you must love them in return
so that they will surrender to you naturally. If they strike you who
are righteous, then they must pay for it. That is the rule of the
universe. Through such payment, you can ultimately restore
relationships. But if you hit back in the same way as Satan, then
relationships cannot be restored. When you are struck, you must accept
the blow completely. By restoring this way externally, you can restore
the most important element inside Satan. Thus, what you sow will
definitely be reaped. It is the mission of the master to separate evil
from good, and to put what's evil into an evil warehouse and what's
good into a good warehouse. On this earth, two seeds were sown, a bad
one and a good one. The good seed will go to the heavenly warehouse,
but the bad seed will be consumed by fire.
Now is the time of the harvest, and the satanic world is in chaos.
Therefore, we must bring forth unity out of the chaos and must unite
the people of all races. The fallen world is a world of individualism.
There is no unity among parents, children, societies or nations. But
the Unification movement is uniting people on all levels. Our movement
is going the opposite way of the world. So far in the world, marriage
partners have generally come from the same nation and race, but in the
Unification Church, just the opposite often occurs. A Japanese would
never have dreamt of marrying a Korean or a black, but we are doing
that without hesitation. What are we doing that for? To unite the
world, and bring back to God the satanic world of disunity, which
would otherwise be destroyed.
In this process, who will pay the indemnity? It is the Unification
movement and those people who are in its mainstream. I am the
spearhead of that movement, and am walking the path of indemnity on
behalf of the world. When I pay indemnity on the individual-level, I
am doing so on behalf of all mankind. I have started a heartistic
movement in which men feel like welcoming even the most ugly woman in
the world as their wife.
Unless you pay indemnity by starting from such a humble heart, you can
never establish the ideal of perfection as an individual male. Unless
all women, including old women, young women, and women in the spirit
world, purely love you, then you can never establish the ideal of
individual male perfection. You may be hearing such a thing for the
You Japanese women loved me like a father or brother or even like a
heavenly husband before you married, didn't you? That is a spiritual
phenomenon. Through the spirit world, you could experience walking
hand in hand with me. This is because one man has to restore and unify
three different loves; namely, a mother's love, a wife's love, and a
sister's love. All of these were lost through the fall of Adam;
therefore, they all have to be sanctified. Through one purified Adam,
the historical indemnity conditions to restore individual perfection
must be established on the worldwide level. Therefore, all different
kinds of women must come to purely love him in order for Satan to be
dominated. The pure Adam must guide all women correctly. He must even
reform prostitutes by teaching them the true path. He must be welcomed
by them as a true man. Although he may be tempted, he must not give
in; he must instead triumph over that. No matter how beautiful a woman
may be or how hard she may try to seduce him, he must not fall. He
must establish that kind of tradition. Otherwise, he can never achieve
the ideal of a perfected individual man.
Creating individual perfection
fter Adam's individual perfection is realized, Eve should be
recreated, because Eve was originally created after the model of Adam.
Because Adam was not able to fulfill his responsibility when Eve was
falling away, Satan was able to succeed in corrupting her. A restored
Adam must now take Eve back from Satan. God prepared the earthly
foundation for that. The new Eve had to be less than 20 years old,
just as was the original Eve. Therefore, True Mother was an innocent
17 year old when we were blessed.
The first seven years of our marriage were the period of Mother's
absolute obedience. In every way, she had to obey me. Through this
process, Parents' Day, Day of All Things, and God's Day could be
established. Until God's Day was installed, the True Parents had to be
afflicted by all kinds of internal problems and had to pay indemnity
to overcome Satan's accusation. God's Day meant the start of a
perfected Adam and
In 1968, based on the foundation of God's Day, the Unification Church
sent all couples up to the 124 Couples to every corner of South Korea
for three years, and they were intensely persecuted. I ordered all the
families to go to the front line to proselytize for three years. This
was family indemnity on the national level. Some children had to be
sent to orphanages, and others were sent to the homes of members'
parents. Centering on this three-year indemnity and on the perfection
of the foundation of the family on the national level in Korea, I was
able to come to America.
This period was initiated in order to indemnify all the family
problems of the past. Because of this, I was persecuted, even by
families within the Unification Church. They said, "We have just begun
to live a married life. We have managed to get a small house and
gathered a few pots and pans, spoons and chopsticks and furniture,
even though they are not very good ones; but you are going to destroy
it all. Why are you chasing us out this way?" This kind of complaint
arose, but I responded, "Go out." Why was I so harsh? Because of the
Principle. Unless you pay indemnity on the society level, you can
never establish the foundation for a family. And unless you lay the
foundation for the family you can never lay the foundation for
individual perfection. Unless you pay indemnity on a higher level, you
can never live comfortably as an individual. That is an iron rule.
After the three-year period was over, I blessed the 777 Couples in
order to connect the foundation made by the families to the entire
world. After that connection, I was able to come to America. Satan
knew well that those foundations had been laid. After leaving Korea by
air, I stopped in three nations — Japan, Canada, and America —
which, together with Korea, made a four position foundation. I arrived
in America on Dec. 18, 1971. At that time, the Little Angels were
playing at Carnegie Hall. No one knew me; and no one but God and
myself knew I would go to America. Even President Kim [Young Whi Kim,
who was president of the Korean Unification Church at that time] did
not know. However, if you read my sermons given at that time, you can
see I gave hints of leaving.
I had to restore the suffering path of Jesus. Within 3½ years in
America, I made a nationwide speaking tour aimed at reviving
Christianity. In 1974, I was warmly welcomed; I was given some 1,200
citations and awards, including keys to many cities. Christianity in
Korea had rebelled against me, but Christianity in the United States
welcomed me, thus paying indemnity for that earlier failure. The
Christian churches of America welcomed me in my tours.
After such a welcome, what did I do? On April 1, 1975, I sent IOWCs
from the West to Korea. These IOWCs started their activities in Pusan.
Two thousand years ago, Rome and official Judaism got together to kill
Jesus. But now the reverse has occurred. America and Korea got
together to unite with the Unification Church. Restoration through
indemnity took place in Korea. In the Yoido Island rally, 1.2 million
people gathered together. On this foundation, we held the Yankee
Stadium and Washington Monument rallies in 1976.
America: in need of help
t those two rallies, I said that America must listen to me. I said
that America is on fire and needs a fire fighter; someone from outside
the nation must save it, and that person is Reverend Moon. Likewise,
when a person gets sick, he needs a physician. In order to cure
America's disease, the ministrations of the Unification Church and
Reverend Moon must be received. Because I said this directly,
Americans didn't feel comfortable; they even got angry. Hence came the
period of attacking Reverend Moon. Thus, the activities of the Fraser
Committee began [the U.S. House Subcommittee on International
Organizations, chaired by Rep. Donald Fraser, a Minnesota Democrat, in
1977 and 1978]. From 1977 on, a period of intense activity by the
Communist Party began, as well as the Fraser Committee, which was
fought by Bo Hi Pak. He had been married before his Blessing so he was
in the archangel position. His was also one of the Adam families, one
of the first blessed families. Someone in his position had to bring
forth victory. The hearing was truly a war. He was fighting directly
with Fraser and the Carter Administration. No such fight took place
before in human history.
During the four years of the Carter Administration, my sermons always
attacked President Carter's programs, saying that he was selling out
the democratic world and advancing the cause of communism. The Carter
period was a hard one. That administration accused me of being nothing
but a secular political activist and a foe of America. As a result of
this, Unification Church members throughout the world were denied
visas. This happened in Japan and Germany but within three years that
The Unification movement brings a very strong ideology. College pro-
fessors and other foremost intellectuals are now rallying to my
support, while communist movements working on university campuses are
largely in chaos. Even during the hectic time of the court case, I
mobilized support from the media, economists, and lawyers on the basis
of the power of Unification thought. You throw a net to cover
thousands of fish and you let the rope go, and when the time comes you
wind it in with a winch. The rope with which you pull is the
philosophy of the Unification movement. All the fish are pulled in by
that rope. The goal, of course, is to lead all the fish back to God.
This is the period of throwing out the net, so on March 1, 1983, the
command was given in America for total mobilization. That was the
beginning of the three-year period of training before entering the
land of Canaan. These three years are equivalent to the three days in
Egypt when the Israelite people were allowed by the Pharaoh to go into
the wilderness in order to sacrifice to Yahweh. During this three-year
period you should work in a serious, intense way. And just as the
Israelite people were seeking to express their loyalty to God for
three days, you must live your three-year period with dedication and
In the wilderness, 600,000 people of the first generation died, after
becoming the prey of Satan, but the second generation entered Canaan.
Today in America and in Japan, the first generation has opposed the
Unification movement, but the second generation may not oppose us. We
will educate the second generation.
We are now in the three-year period in the wilderness. Even though our
environment is hostile to the point of our being killed, we must love
our nation, we must love our fatherland; we must overcome all
hostility. We must have the passion and conviction to do that. That is
the purpose of the three-year period. Without their training through
hardships in the wilderness, the Israelite people would have had no
possibility of overcoming the seven tribes of Canaan. In the same way,
unless we are trained, we will not be able to overcome communism. We
members of the Unification movement must wear the helmet of heavenly
heart in the wilderness in order to conquer evil. We must become
soldiers who can battle unrighteousness in these three years.
Therefore, wherever you are in the world, always fly the flag of
victory 24 hours a day. Run it up in every town, every city, every
province, every village, and every house. You must be victorious. You
must fulfill your mission in accordance with the will of God.
Otherwise we cannot fulfill this providential course we are walking
which is parallel to that of the Israelites. You must clearly declare
to the whole world that the Unification movement is on the path to the
land of Canaan, and that I, the leader of the Unification movement, am
in the position of Moses today. Within these three years, we have to
overcome all opposition and offer ourselves totally to God and to the
world. We have no nation yet, and we have no secure environment for
the blessed families yet, in spite of the fact that there are many
nations and families in the world. Therefore we must entrust
everything to the will of God, and we have to listen intently to Him.
We have to offer everything for the sake of God and His ideal and for
the sake of loving all of humanity. Through absolute attendance, we
must become one, transcending national allegiance, and march forward
to Jericho. This is what is meant by the period of the three years.
Toward the explosion of heart
o you must never hesitate. Invest everything. If you have any energy,
exert it all. You have to be ready to give your life for God's love.
You have to empty yourself, with the conviction that a loving heart is
eternal. Each of us must understand that we are standing a hair's
breadth away from the ultimate destination of God's providence. In
this situation, we must never be defeated. To be vanquished would be
tragic. Members of the Unification movement of East and West must be
kindled and explode together in heart throughout the world. Such a
heartistic explosion will bring about the resurrection of the world.
Even God Himself will be resurrected because His heart will be
We are like soldiers marching forward to achieve the restoration
through indemnity. We must clearly know that. We also have the goal of
unifying world religions. This year we are sponsoring the third annual
God Conference. We are guiding youthful future leaders of all
religions toward unity. The Unification movement is a global movement;
it is inter-religious as well as interdenominational. It is also an
interracial movement, as we can see in our marriages. Furthermore, the
Unification movement is an interdisciplinary movement, sponsoring
conferences that combine various academic disciplines. Because of such
activities as these, many intellectuals are realizing that Reverend
Moon is the only person thinking and acting on the worldwide level.
Many people are coming to recognize that only Reverend Moon can handle
all the problems of the world.
If we can fulfill our missions in these three years and establish
victorious foundations which God can support, then the media will
reverse their way of writing about us. That's my belief. If that is
the case, the period of persecution which requires restoration through
indemnity will evaporate, and wherever we go, we will be welcomed with
great applause that will reach all the way to heaven. If that is the
case, then we will have established the heavenly tradition, based on
the foundation of the family. The purpose of our work is to establish
the world of unity, the world that has one sovereignty, one land, one
culture, as is written in "My Pledge." It is one lineage centering
upon the one couple of the True Parents. We become ideal successors of
that tradition, fulfilling "My Pledge."
We are going to fulfill the words "love your enemy" in the Bible.
Christians have believed that one's enemy is simply an individual
person, but that is not entirely true. The Unification movement
teaches that one's enemy could be a nation or even the world, which
you should then love. Our enemy countries become the starting point of
our Heavenly Kingdom. Unless our kingdom starts from within the enemy
nation, then the Heavenly Kingdom will never be realized. If we
establish our tradition this way, then throughout the future no
greater ideology will arise. This will be the consummate ideology.
Four great enemy nations must begin the Heavenly Kingdom out of this
victorious heavenly tradition, creating a worldwide foundation of
love. If that succeeds, then the Heavenly Kingdom on the earth can
start. Therefore, we are now in the three-year period in which a
complete foundation of indemnity must be made. Unless we are
successful within these three years, the work will be extended another
three years. We have six years in which to do the job, but a complete
foundation of indemnity should ideally be established within three
years. We are pursuing restoration through indemnity, and what are we
trying to restore? Perfection on many levels. Adam's individual
perfection is the basis of the perfection of the family, clan, nation,
and world. After I pay all the indemnity necessary to gain victory
from Satan on the broadest level, then you, together with all
humanity, must also establish the victory in more localized ways. That
is the purpose of your home church activity. Through it, you will be
able to claim part of the restored land of Canaan as your own.
Where is the Canaan of today? It is the entire earth. We are already
accomplishing the conditions for the success of God's providence on
this earth; the expansion of home church activity transcends
nationalities and ideologies. We are even working in communist
countries. Through home church activity, we restore Canaan, and we
"inherit" a part of the world by claiming credit for having
substantially restored a neighborhood. If the fall of man had not
taken place, each person would have had the right to be an owner of
the universe. Your home church will become the conditional object
whereby you can possess the cosmos all things, all people, the
parents, and God — by establishing a foundation of love. Therefore,
without home church you cannot establish the foundation to become one
with the True Parents and with God. You cannot go to the — Heavenly
Kingdom without succeeding in your home church.
Full indemnity and home church
n my life I accomplished full indemnity and established a victorious
foundation. On this basis I announced the beginning of home church
activities. This is the best of all possible good news for mankind.
From home church, the Heavenly Kingdom on earth, the liberation of
God, the ideal nation, and all ideals will be realized. We inherit
home church as our daily life. God has given you such a precious
thing, but you are reluctant to go to your home church areas. There
are even people who have no areas. Unless you have your own home
church area, which is your own Cain-type tribe, you can never restore
your Abel-like tribe. Before you can restore your Abel-type family,
you have to restore Cain first. No one has ever understood this point
It's important to love your enemy. Why did God make efforts to teach
us that loving our enemy is important? Satan says to God, "In order
for You to be God, You must always maintain the standard of ideal,
eternal love." God replies, "Yes, that is true." Then Satan says,
"God, when You made me the archangel, did You do so just in order to
love me temporarily, or to love me forever?" And God says, "Forever."
If God loved only temporarily, then He would be like Satan. By the
same token, if one has no standard of loving forever, he cannot show
God's dignity to Satan. In order for God to be God, He must love Satan
no matter how much Satan is opposed to Him.
Satan says, "I fell and became evil, but You who are good can never
change, and You can never do the things I do. I enjoy attacking and
fighting, but you hate fighting. You must be silent even if You are
beaten." Hence, God cannot forcibly resist Satan's aggression. Why?
God cannot crush Satan just like that. He must love him unchangingly
so that Satan will finally come to say, "Oh, indeed You are God. I
surrender to You." No matter how much suffering you may have to
experience, you have to love the archangel until the ideal of heaven
is completely established in this world. God's hands are tied by that
demand. As you go on your way to the Heavenly Kingdom, Satan will test
you. Just as God must love Satan and let Satan surrender to Him in
that way! so God's children must love the archangel if they want to go
to the Heavenly Kingdom.
How much love would that take? Even though you are persecuted by all
of this world, which is the realm of the enemy, you must love the
evildoer with your whole heart. That is the condition you have to
fulfill. God is most concerned about that condition, so those people
who are striving to be God's children should also be most concerned
about it. This standard of loving might appear simple, but it is the
very boundary line between God and Satan. No one has fully understood
this before. In order to go beyond this boundary, God cannot even
regard His enemy as an enemy, and He must not take revenge.
The conclusion for us is to love our enemy. When Jesus prayed for
those people who were killing him, it was the greatest victory. If he
had hated his enemies when he was about to die, then the providence of
God would not have been successful. But as Jesus overcame his
difficulties through love, Satan began surrendering, and Jesus
obtained the qualification of God's perfected child. You have to come
to the point where you are able to say, "Satan, don't you agree that I
am a child of God?" and have Satan concede, "Yes, that's true." You
must be able to say confidently, "I'm following God's direction,
expanding His sphere of love from the individual level through the
family, clan and nation, to the worldwide level. You have no objection
to that. Right, Satan?" And Satan must say, "I have to agree with you
because it's the Principle."
This is the way God has proceeded with His dispensation, centering
upon Christianity. It has been the path of sacrifice and martyrdom
and, through its bloody history, Christianity has been a movement to
expand God's love to the family level, the societal level, the
national level, all the way to the worldwide level. Through the
standard of Christian love, which loves the enemy, enemy nations can
be conquered; Cain is won over. By following this way, the Unification
movement has spread worldwide.
Love and the Japanese people
rom a secular point of view, Japanese people ought to be my enemies.
They subjugated Korea and did many evil things to the Korean people,
killing thousands from 1905 to 1945. Nevertheless, I love the Japanese
people. When Japan surrendered in World War II, I loved my defeated
enemies. This is the reason young Japanese members are now following
me at the risk of their lives; it is in accordance with the principle
of cause and effect. It is because I established the foundation of
heart by loving the enemy nation, Japan, with God's heart, beyond
nationalism. The Japanese policemen who beat me nearly to death would
have been executed later if I had implicated them. But I forgave them
and sent them off to Japan with their luggage.
Moreover, it is a great thing that Japanese members are now shedding
tears, sweat, and blood to save the United States, once Japan's enemy.
In this way, Satan is being forced to relinquish his territory on the
worldwide level. Young Japanese members are now working hard at the
risk of their lives for the United States, the enemy country of just
37 years ago, in order to save it and unite it with heaven. This is a
wonderful event, something never seen before in history.
For what purpose are the Japanese members doing this? They are working
not for the United States alone, but for the world. Thus American
people should not live in accordance with selfish traditions. I
clearly told an American Unification Church leader recently that all
American members have their own traditional way of thinking. With such
an attitude, you cannot accomplish world-scale activity. Instead, you
should sacrifice yourselves with the object of saving the world. You
should realize that you can establish the worldwide tradition of love
only when you have overcome your self-centered desires. You should
work harder than the Japanese members, your former enemies. It is to
your shame that your ex-enemies are serving you more. You should not
be defeated in love by the Japanese.
The European members, especially Germans, who are blessed with
American members should all come to the United States, because America
is the gateway to the world. The United States is not a nation for
itself; it represents the democratic world. Therefore, I am now
mobilizing members all around the world for the sake of the United
States in order to make this country the center of the new God-
centered culture and the center of the Unification movement in the
Even if Japan became a spiritual desert, you could survive if the
United States lives. Therefore, you should devote yourselves to
spiritually developing the United States. I have brought here some
Korean traditions, based on purity and morality, in order to save this
country. I have been doing this in accordance with the Principle,
developing the Unification movement thereby.
The Eve nation, Japan, should be united with the Adam nation, South
Korea, after teaching the Cain and Abel nations the traditions of
heaven. In other words, you must teach the Germans and Americans,
respectively. This is in accordance with the Principle. If you fail,
you cannot unite with heaven. The Soviet Union and China have their
eyes fixed on the Eve nation. From this point of view, the defense of
Korea is a critical problem for the defense of Japan. This is the
conclusion from the providential point of view. In order to unite
Korea and Japan — both physically and heartistically — one idea is
to construct an undersea tunnel between them.
We have now entered an extraordinarily important period. What I am now
working on is the ultimate historical task, the terminal point of
history. I am now gathering and uniting the four major providential
nations, offering their unity to God as an enormous indemnity
condition for restoring the world. When such a unity is realized, the
Kingdom of Heaven will start, so this is the beginning and at the same
time the end of God's providence. If we continue such a movement
toward unity for the next three years, no one will oppose our work.
In South America, people are already saying, "Welcome, Reverend Moon."
It is the same in Africa and Asia, as well as in the Japanese and
Chinese communities in the United States. If such minorities are
completely united, the majority will become the minority. Then their
resentment of many years against white Americans must be used not for
revenge but should be transformed into love to save the "enemy." That
is the attitude based on God's love. If you work with such an
attitude, you can establish the complete indemnity condition.
Establishing the complete indemnity condition means complete
restoration. Then, where does complete restoration lead? It leads to
The four providential nations
f we can restore the four major providential nations, we can offer to
God the fundamental elements that have been Satan's. These four
providential nations bring together all of these fundamental elements.
What does Korea. have? Spirit and the jewel of thought. Japan has
beauty, the United States has power and Germany has technique and
expertise. These four nations together have all the things which can
bring unity throughout the world.
Starting with the individual level, going through the family, clan,
society! and national levels, we have now come to the level of making
world-level indemnity conditions. Four major nations which were once
enemies are now becoming united centering on the heavenly tradition.
Accordingly, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is not far away. It is
Realizing this, you should pull out all the stops, working gratefully
even at the risk of your lives. Therefore, you members who are going
back to Japan should try to work three times harder than American
members. Even if you drop on the street like a toppled tree, you
shouldn't complain. You should try to work with such a tireless spirit
of urgency for these three years, even with just one meal a day. This
is a turning point of history. I'm asking you to feverishly witness
throughout the country for three years. To bolster the witnessing, I
am thinking of using radio broadcasting. If we also use satellite
technology, we could witness to the majority of humankind in a week!
Three years are not really necessary to accomplish the mission of the
Unification movement. We have to erect a movement so strong that world
communism cannot ignore it. This is not just a story; it is an actual
If we can build such a movement, you can mobilize and liberate 70
generations or even 120 generations of your ancestors. People in the
spirit world are eager to help the earth. If you mobilize your
ancestors, you can attract 70 disciples and then 120 disciples
centering on your clan. This is a momentous event. The reason you
joined the Unification movement is not that you have such great
personal merit or strong faith. You could join because of your
ancestors, the thousands of generations of your ancestors' sacrifice,
service, and goodness for the sake of God. Therefore, what will become
of you if you do not follow me and work for the nation and world? Your
ancestors will be angry and accuse you of being irresponsible when you
go to the spirit world; you'll have no place to go. But if you
accomplish your mission and then go to spirit world, you'll be
welcomed and served by your ancestors. Remember that you came here not
based on your own greatness; you've been mobilized by the spirit
I came here in order to accomplish a historic task, and God prepared
the environment for me. It is in accordance with the principle of
creation that the environment is prepared; everything in the world
must go through a period of growth. Accordingly, spirit world
mobilized you when I came. Therefore, you should not lead an easy
life. You should discard your habitual ways of thinking and you should
set your mind on goodness; work with all your heart, remembering the
standard of spirit which you received from me today.
You should work from now in a different way than you used to. For
example, you should make your wife work on the front line and you
should dedicate your children to this cause as well. Indeed, you
cannot love your children without first loving all other people.
Otherwise, Satan can accuse you. You should strive to receive a
certificate from Satan, declaring that you love all the people under
his dominion. Then you are qualified to go back to your home and
freely love your children, your family, your clan, and your nation.
This is the principle that I myself have been living. I have not
focused on caring for my children. I have not personally educated my
children, even while living at East Garden. After all, who educated
Adam? The archangel did. God, the Father of Adam and Eve, did not
directly educate them. Therefore, who should educate my children? The
36 Couples, who stand in the position of the archangel. Such a
traditional, principled way of education has not yet been established
in the Unification Church. If there are members among the 36 Couples
who complain about my children, it is indeed a problem. I must resolve
You must love Cain on the family level; then you can love Cain on the
individual level. But you first need to love Cain on the societal
level and on the national level. This is the principle of restoration.
Therefore, individual happiness should be sacrificed for the sake of
the nation's happiness. Nations should be sacrificed for the sake of
the world. I have sacrificed all things for the sake of restoring the
world. To this end, I have been devoting myself and the substance of
the Unification movement to building up the United States.
After you have made the indemnity condition of love and sacrifice on
the worldwide level, then you can return home and give your children
greater love than you gave to Gain. The heavenly Abel family and the
Cain family must be united in love on the horizontal level. You should
love the Japanese people and my children, and after both the Japanese
people and my children commend you, you can love your own children.
This is the Principle.
If my children went through painful times due to neglect by the 36
Couples, I didn't complain. It was an indemnity condition. I cannot
discard the. 36 Couples. With the hope that they will come to attend
my family in the proper way, I have always embraced them with love.
You should not be critical of them, for Satan tries to attack in that
If you can surpass the national level of heart and exhibit the love
which Satan must surrender to, then everything will be completed. I
have asked a famous scholar of the U.S. Constitution to make a draft
of a Constitution for the Heavenly Kingdom. Such a time is now at
Because we are so close to the realization of God's providence, you
should understand how important and precious your position is; this is
the moment you should correct your way of life. In our lives from now
on, we must not repeat the failures of the past, but should press
forward successfully to fulfill God's will. That is my hope. Now let
us pray, raising our hearts to heaven.
Beloved, precious Father in heaven,
Throughout eons of history, You have established many religions in
order to liberate Your grieving heart. By sacrificing many faithful
central figures, You have been proceeding toward the ultimate victory
of Your love. When I contemplate this history and how much indemnity
was paid and how many people suffered, I feel very sorry for heaven.
You have prepared things so that we can welcome the new era. Let this
Unification movement flourish on the earth. You made it possible,
Heavenly Father, for Reverend Moon to come on the earth and disclose
to us today these crucial words. Let us understand this message. We
are grateful for You, and for this great world, and we show it by
raising both our hands. We have pledged and we pledge again to march
forward at the risk of our lives on any battlefield for the sake of
Your will. We sincerely ask You, Father, to receive this, our
resolution, with joy.
Here, representatives of many nations have gathered, beyond their own
nationalities. Please guide and govern those here. You made us unite
centering upon heavenly love, and You have melted together natural
enemies and have been developing the sphere of love. Now we understand
all these things. So we have pledged to You not to take any action
which opposes the tradition of Your will, no matter what circumstances
we are put in. We are grateful for the fact that we could pledge this.
And please continue to encourage us so that we can become people who
press on despite any persecution. We pledge to go forward effectively
using our time remaining until we usher in the ideal world of Your
I sincerely ask You to guide us in the direction of Your will so that
we can follow it unerringly. I sincerely ask this, and offer this
prayer in the name of True Parents. Amen.