God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Parents, Children and the World Centered upon Oneself
June 5, 1983
Tarrytown, New York
here are many people living on the earth and many kinds of
relationships among them. There are many nations, but there is no true
unity among them. There are many people within each nation, but they
have not united. You don't see total unity within your family, and
even within yourself there is not total oneness. This is the present
reality that we face. No matter where we look, we see that unity is
Oneness is a difficult goal to achieve. Distrust, disobedience and
disharmony surround us. There is both good and evil in our
fluctuating, volatile environment.
However, it is undeniable that each person is pursuing something
higher than merely staying alive. There is a drive in people's hearts
to pursue their original mind's goal and reach some ideal state. What
is that ultimate destination toward which we all strive?
Let us look at ourselves first. Within each individual there is a
battle raging between his mind and his body. Where in this universe
can we find something solid and reliable? We depend upon certain
things, such as our family and nation, our friends and loved ones, but
ultimately we find a certain inability to trust. The self cannot
completely rely even on its mind and body. The nation and world are
far away from the self; even parents, husband and wife are far away
from the self. The basic problem of one's life can only be solved
within oneself. The solution to world harmony and unity must be sought
within the self first. That is the closest place to start.
The goal of the world is to move from the present situation of dishar-
mony to a world of harmony and unity. Likewise, the goal of each
nation is also harmony and unity. Every different level in the
universe is seeking after that point of harmony, which can be
established only through the individual. Therefore, each individual is
ultimately the key to the harmony and unity of the universe. Without
this key, any discussion about unity is just wishful thinking and
In order to measure things, we need an established scale, one which
was created from an original standard. Likewise, as individuals, we
need some original scale to measure ourselves. No matter how proud a
person may be of himself, if he does not conform to the true model, he
is not within the true standard. This scale should have universal
meaning and apply everywhere. Is there such a standard for mankind?
Is it easy to control and discipline yourself? Your mind usually wants
to go in a direction different from your body. There is an Oriental
saying that a mountain remains forever but the human mind changes from
morning to night. If the human mind fluctuates so much, where can we
find a point of unity? There can be no single stationary position if
everyone is moving around constantly.
Holy men are human
et us consider the holy men of history, such as Jesus, or Buddha or
Confucius. What kind of personalities did they have? These people had
a certain stability of mind and body, while ordinary people were
But even a saint is never absolutely immobile or stationary. People
may think that Jesus was a rock who never moved, but Jesus was a human
being. As a man, was he totally indifferent to the attraction between
men and women? There is always the force of electricity pulling plus
and minus toward each other. Do you think Jesus felt some sensation
when he looked at a woman? Jesus' feet were firmly anchored but I'm
sure his body was turning toward that attraction! However, he was
never' affected so much that he moved his feet from their right
foundation. When an ordinary person feels temptation he usually just
jumps into it, but the saints are different. Although a saint may be
pulled around somewhat, his feet never budge.
However holy a person may be, he is always bound by his human
character and vulnerability. All the saints, including Jesus, began
with certain principles. During their own period of instability, they
learned to deal with temptation and reasoned out their standards,
until finally they had rock-like foundations within themselves. A
saint recognizes himself as a human being but he shapes his human
character inside the palace of the universe. It is only within that
most holy and precious palace that a man and woman should meet in
The American way is very practical and easy, but can a man and woman
meet there according to the original standard? Every day there are
millions of people kissing enthusiastically, but what is a true kiss?
Do you think we need the model of a true kiss? Saints are the people
who give the world the model of loving and kissing, and the rest of
the world should measure themselves against their standard. But people
of the fallen world never even think about such a standard. We must
come to the conclusion, however, that in order to achieve the ideal
world of which all people dream, there must be some standard or scale
to guide us.
No individual is capable of achieving such a standard all alone.
Therefore, God, who is the Creator and the first cause, must be able
to send such a standard to the earth. This is His responsibility It
has been God's plan to send an absolute standard to mankind; thus,
throughout history, people have shared the expectation of a Messiah
figure. This model man must come from God and raise up a model woman,
and together they can show to the world. a model love. When you think
of it in this fashion, the concept of a Messiah becomes easy to relate
Even if a man and woman think they have ideal love, they are still
acting according to their own thinking and standards. Will that fit
into God's standard of model love? God's desire is for every man and
woman on earth to love each other according to His original pattern of
true love. If God's desire were fulfilled, that pattern would become
the: central love of the universe. Certainly, every man and woman
desire to achieve true love, and God's desire for them is the same.
So, there must be one central love which is the scale or model for all
There can be no true love between people alone; God must also play a
role in it. Can you women declare that you have a true woman's love?
Can any of you men declare you have a true man's love? Whether you
live a religious way of life or not, if you are living with true love,
then you have already achieved the highest goal of any religion. If
any two people with such love join together centered upon God, then
that couple is a perfectly consummated couple. Such a man and woman
can go anywhere in the universe without limitation.
True love is the point
lthough people speak of becoming holy and noble, everything good
comes down to the achievement of true love. Once that happens, all the
problems of the world are solved. It is a rather dramatic declaration
to say that the only thing we need is for men and women to achieve
true love. Can this be more important than worship and religion? Ask
God whether or not this is correct. He would reply that He is ecstatic
over such a declaration and that no greater sermon could be given to
A noble man and woman are necessary for the sake of making a noble
couple. We need a noble couple in order to achieve God's noble love.
What good is God's love to you? When you achieve God's love, you
become the center of God's universe. Every line must go through the
center, so everything in the universe would be connected to the person
connected with God.
Should money have the central role in the universe? Should authority,
or knowledge? The greatest tragedy we can witness in the world today
is people selling love to acquire money, power or knowledge. Could you
buy the love of God even if you owned the whole universe? Would you
like to buy the love of God if it were for sale? The essential point
here is that what people are pursuing is actually the love of God, and
they would go all out to obtain it. The true teaching must emphasize
not the trappings of religion but the love of God; thus, the ultimate
pursuit of people is the love of God.
Why do we seek religion, then? It is because religion is the only
avenue we have to find the love of God. You did not join the
Unification Church to pursue religion per se, but to reach the love of
God. What kind of unification are we talking about here? We are
pursuing unity of men and women, centered upon and grafted into the
love of God. We are talking about the unification of love, and that is
the highest possible religion we can pursue. With such a goal, there
is nothing we cannot sacrifice to get there. Whatever difficulty we
encounter, we will not be stopped.
Men and women seek each other for the same purpose — they are seeking
the love of God. Let us logically organize our thinking: our goal in
life is not a family, or even a nation or world. Our goal is to go
beyond all of those things and reach the love of God. Has your mind
been unwavering and firmly fixed on that goal, or were you unsure? Are
you men and women of such perfection?
nity of mind and body is always the fundamental necessity, and only
the power of love can achieve it. When you understand that true love
is your goal and you focus everything in pursuit of it, then at that
point mind and body are working together.
Especially in the teenage years, the mind and body are looking for one
thing — love. When you have a love nose, it picks up the mysterious
smell of love. Love has a special taste in your mouth, and love ears
want to hear the fascinating sound of love all the time. When you have
a love hand, you want to touch love forever. Love power alone lasts
for eternity. A teenager in love is dreamy eyed; he or she wants to
interpret everything about the loved one in a good way. Everything in
love is tasty and turns into joy. Love can digest any ugliness or
tastelessness. Love is brave and mysterious and wonderful. All the
adjectives in the dictionary cannot describe love. Men and women are
always shooting bullets of love at one another. With love bullets, not
only the bullets but also the rifle is moving into the heart of the
target! Have you ever seen such a gun?
Love, particularly your first love, has a wonderful power. Your first
impression when you open your eyes of love can never be erased. So in
that sense, your first love should be your most sacred and holy
experience. The person who can achieve true love as his first love can
truly understand heaven. It is most important that young people fit
their first love into God's model love.
The Unification movement has the goal of conforming to the model love
of God, and in that spirit our marriages become absolutely important.
The sacrificial love of international marriage crystallizes this
attitude toward love. While we are pursuing that goal, the world
thinks we are crazy people. But only model love will continue
Evaluate yourself in this light and see how imperfect you are. Your
mind and body are always trying to deceive each other, so before you
can ask God for salvation, you have to clean up yourself. You must
bring your mind and body together, Should you achieve that unity
centering upon your mind or your body? Even though your mind may
fluctuate, the mind must become subject over the body. It is the only
way you can become an ideal man or woman. Only an ideal man or woman
can be a bridge to reach out to God.
Thus, you can say that for this purpose you can give up anything. Does
it sound reasonable? Would you follow this road only because I say so,
or is your original mind already telling you this is the way to go?
We must understand why the mind and body are separated in the first
place. We were not born out of our own will; our lives were simply
given to us by our Creator, We may ask God, "Why couldn't You ensure
that mind and body would become one when we came to the world?" Since
Almighty God created us, how could this separation come about? It is
clear that some accident occurred before men could reach their goal.
Discipline your heart
hy do men and women have to wait and discipline themselves instead of
just jumping into love whenever they feel like it? We know that the
creation goes through a certain period of growth. Therefore, a child's
love cannot be consummated as soon as he is born; he must grow into
the fullest realization of love.
Some accident occurred during the period of growth, an accident of
love. We have an explanation of the whole process of that accident of
love. We know that love is the supreme power, and therefore, the
consequences of any accident with it would have been very grave. God
gave man and woman a commandment during their growth period,
specifying that they should not do certain things. Was it a
commandment for eternity, or only for a certain period of time? If the
commandment applied for eternity, then the purpose of creation would
have been nullified, but this was not the case.
In unlocking the problems of the universe, I realized that the
greatest discovery was the truth about the fall of man. If the
forbidden fruit was a literal apple or pear which God placed right in
the middle of the Garden of Eden, then God's plan must have been
imperfect. This was not the case. Rather, I have brought a
revolutionary declaration to the world that the forbidden "fruit" was
a symbol of love between man and woman. From love can spring either
good fruit or evil fruit; therefore, the tree was described as one. of
the knowledge of good and evil.
Love is the point of judgment for humankind. What is the love that God
can relate to? God wanted Adam and Eve to grow into the full sensation
of love — for Adam to discover all of a sudden that Eve was not just
a sister but a woman; and for Eve to discover that Adam was not just a
brother but a man. In the sensation of love, Adam and Eve's separate
mind and bodies could work together and experience the electricity of
touching each other.
Once Adam and Eve realized the explosion of their love, the entire
universe would have been like one beautiful, fragrant flower garden.
They would feel everything echoing their love. When that electrifying
sensation came to God, then He would be pulled to them and His entire
creation would have been activated with love. God was supposed to be
the matchmaker, bringing Adam and Eve together in the explosion of
In the ensuing explosion of love all three of them would be consumed!
The important thing is that there be no foreign element there — that
men and women be pure when they consummate their first love. Then they
become the core of the universe. This core would be so powerful that
everything else would be pulled into it, and even God would be a
prisoner. Children would be multiplied from that core and it would
continue to grow and grow. From a family the core would grow into a
tribe, then a nation and a world. How wonderful a world it is, when
the universe echoes the love of the core. That is the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth. That is the true world.
The misuse of love
t this time in history 1, Reverend Moon, am declaring to the world
that the fall of man was a misuse of love. This is the greatest of all
declarations because it hits the core of evil. It is also a most
logical and correct diagnosis, making possible the correct
prescription for treatment. Analyzing an event from 6,000 years ago
was not easy, and it had to be done step by step. In the events of the
fall, the love core was not achieved. Instead, the opposite, evil
result came into being, bringing division and perverted love. This
resulted in not only denial of God, but denial of parents, of men and
women. Human civilization sunk below the level of animals. In this
world, there has been no ideal because no individual has had the
correct diagnosis and could not find the proper prescription to
achieve a cure for sin. People have lived in great confusion, and many
even think that God is dead. Thus, they think it is futile to think
about life after death or any ideal human society. This world is like
a jungle, where all sense of direction disappears.
The only way to see the problem clearly is to step out of the
confusion and look at it from the position of God. Many past saints
sought answers but still got lost in the labyrinth, unable to find
solutions. This world needs a declaration from a higher level, where
the true perspective can be found.
Original love is far greater than worldly love. In this world, one man
has stood up and said, "Love me more than you love anyone else in the
world." Anyone who could make such a statement must be the most
extraordinary man in history. What that man is actually saying is that
you must remove yourself from this world and find God's viewpoint in
order to make a new beginning. If you tell God that you want to make a
new start from the original point and make a new world, then He will
say, "Welcome, my child! I have been waiting for you. I need that kind
of solution for this world." So God would gladly respond to such a
person. But of all the saints and holy people, only one man made that
bold declaration. Jesus knew God as a personal God of heart, and he
represented that love to the world, saying, "Love me more than anyone
or anything else." Jesus' position was absolutely extraordinary. God
welcomed Jesus' entry into the world, but Satan held him back.
There is a certain logic to Satan's ways. He claimed before God, "What
Jesus says is correct, but I am originally Your creation, too, and I
deserve Your love. You cannot completely deny me because I occupy a
certain position in the universe, too. Regardless of right or wrong, I
loved this world first so I have a certain right to claim it. Anyone
who wants to take this world away from me must first love me more than
I have loved this world." Satan will also point out that all the
children of the world are born in his lineage, so that anyone who
wants to take the world back must create a new lineage.
Jesus' lineage unstained
hy was Jesus' family tree described in detail in the Bible? It is
important to reveal God's effort to create an unstained lineage out of
which Jesus could be born. God separated Cain and Abel to purify the
blood lineage. The struggle of Esau and Jacob, and the special
situation of Tamar are all significant. The Bible records some things
which seem to be irregular, but it was necessary so that the satanic
lineage could be liquidated, allowing a new ancestor to emerge
It is nearly impossible to sort out all this mixed up history. Only in
the Unification theology can you find an explanation of all these
tangled events, as well as a solution. You' are most fortunate to be
able to inherit such a truth, one that penetrates to the core of the
In order to consummate our love, we must deny the world and love God
and the True Parents more than anything. Even though you want to do
this, Satan will be trying to hold you back, so you have to know how
to separate from him. The Abels who are going to pioneer a new history
must set the standard of loving the fallen archangel with
selflessness; otherwise he will not release you.
This world needs the Messiah to bring it life; he must come to
eliminate all fallen situations. Judaism began the task of preparing
the world to receive the Messiah; in fact, the central teaching of
Judaism is the coming of the Messiah. God carved out a chosen people
within the world — the place where the Messiah was supposed to come.
When the chosen people of Israel united completely with the Messiah,
that core was supposed to move into another part of the world — Rome.
The Israelites were expected to digest Rome with God's love. Jesus'
role as the Messiah was to embrace and digest the chosen people with
The Messiah came as a man. According to the Bible, Eve was made out of
Adam's rib, meaning after the pattern of Adam. In the same manner, the
Messiah was to have selected one woman from the fallen women of the
world and recreate her as the original Eve. Until such a day, no woman
could be truly eligible to be married. That is why the Bible implies
that all women are being prepared for the position of a bride.
The Messiah and his bride were to be united as a God-centered couple.
Where was that supposed to happen? Within the chosen nation. Did that
occur in Israel? It was the chief priests who persecuted Jesus the
most, instead of helping him to find his bride.
The crucifixion prevented God from accomplishing all these things, so
now everything must be reenacted on the foundation of Christianity.
The central expectation of Christianity has been the coming of the
Messiah. As a Christian nation, America's power after World War II was
so great that it could affect the entire world. That was a unique
historical time, but unaware of what God was offering them, Americans
lost the opportunity to block the development of communism. The years
after World War 11 should have seen the end of the satanic era and the
manifestation of the Messiah in the Orient.
We should have been accepted
he relationship of Rome and Israel has been reenacted in the 20th
century between America and Korea. Two thousand years ago, Rome was
outside the sphere of the chosen people, but America's position today
is within the sphere of the chosen people of Christianity. If the
Unification Church had been accepted by the chosen people, the
communist world could have been conquered long ago. But, like Moses in
the past, the Unification Church was rejected by the chosen people —
Christianity. It had to go through the wilderness for 40 years and
then return to Christianity, which is Canaan. This is precisely the
history of the Unification Church.
From that wilderness, we have come to the United States because this
is where the victory must finally be won. Even though Satan has
claimed so much territory in this country, we must turn it around. We
must restore this nation by love. Even though other Christians have
treated us as their enemies, we must love them more than anyone ever
has. Eventually that love will win out.
Now we are in the 37th year, with three more to go. The world
situation is becoming so desperate that people are starting to realize
that only the Unification movement has any answers. At first they
persecuted us, but now people realize that we have a vision and
devotion and they are beginning to rediscover us. Furthermore, the
Unification movement has such a complete understanding and world view
that even the communist world knows it cannot surpass it. The free
world, looking for answers, has rejected communism; they are looking
at the Unification Church now.
American young people have tried all kinds of things — free sex,
drugs, the hippie culture, even homosexuality — looking for true joy,
but they have not been able to find what they were searching for. Now
this one funny group called Moonies is emerging, made of people who
don't use drugs or practice free sex, who don't have many luxuries.
These Moonies are not confused or depressed but are happy. They have a
clear goal and are working hard.
Our marriages work
n American society where people pick their own spouses, half of the
marriages end in divorce. The Moonies, on the other hand, may have
husbands or wives who don't even speak the same language, but they
have happy marriages. When people compare modern youth with the
couples of the Unification Church, they see a tremendous difference.
You are not primarily pursuing fun for yourselves but are living a
sacrificial life for the sake of other people — helping your elders
and trying to create harmonious societies in your home church areas.
They are looking at you and thinking, "Such strange people." Then it
hits them that, according to the standards of the world, the strangest
person is God; therefore, you strange people must be God's people.
It is only a matter of time before Americans realize that they have to
turn to the Unification movement for answers. Young people will come
in an avalanche to support me and apologize for their parents'
opposition to me. They will quote the Divine Principle and protest
that I am responsible to lead them into Canaan; they will point out
that even though one generation of Israelites failed God in the
wilderness, He still took the second generation into Canaan. I will
have to surrender to such protests. Before such a situation occurs,
however, let us go out and help everyone to come in. If you wait until
the avalanche descends, people will accuse the Moonies of not doing
enough and being weak; they will kick you out and help me themselves.
You cannot stand still as a small handful of people; everyone must
grow and develop God's nation and world. Then latecomers will have no
foundation to accuse you. You have to deserve the blessing that I have
reserved for you. In the future, even if you long to do the fund
raising and witnessing that you avoid now, those who come later will
do them in your place.
Dr. Durst reported to me that in his recent travels around the
country, the media and officials seemed to have changed and are much
more receptive to learning about our movement. However, those people
have not actually changed; the difference is that while they used to
wear blinders when looking at us, they are now looking more clearly.
They have thrown away those blinders and can see who is espousing good
and who is evil; all of a sudden the Moonies seem to look very good.
The world is a very muddy place now and people of good conscience are
like fish searching for a home in cleaner water. The only clean
environment they will find is within the Unification movement.
Therefore, it is inevitable that the conscientious, thoughtful young
people of America will come to our doors in an avalanche. You can grab
any good looking, successful man on the street and confront him, "Do
you have true confidence about such confidence. Only the Moonies have
that confidence in themselves, their families, their nation and the
I never give directions to you blindly. I always pay great attention
to timing, and our offensive has begun. The spiritual weapons we are
using are not weak, but powerful. This is a most exciting time.
The providential year of 1948
great dawn is coming to the world. The most precious opportunity God
gave to the world was the period from 1945-1948. In 1948 Korea
regained its independence; it was God's plan that the Unification
movement also achieve independence in that year. In 1948, Israel
became independent as well. Providentially, America's awakening should
also have been complete in that year so that dispensational events
could have spread like a forest fire all over the world. Since the
True Parents have appeared, all people and all nations have the right
to be brothers and sisters.
Unprecedented things happened after World War II. The victorious
nations became almost like servants to the conquered nations. History
never witnessed the way the United States helped to rebuild Germany
and Japan. Today they are leading nations, surpassing even many' of
their victors in World War II.
America has become more self-centered and has been declining. Its
European allies have been doing the same. If Japan and Germany turn
toward self-serving ways, they, too, will start to decline. All the
powerful nations are declining according to this principle, but there
is one group of people that is rising up. Moonies are rising up
because our ideology stresses unselfishness. Our goal is not even one
united world on earth, but one united cosmos of earth and spirit
world. This is why the spirit world is working so hard to assist us.
We have become a tower of strength within the Christian world, pushing
communism out of the planet. The free world never liked me in the
past, but God is smart. Communism is becoming so strong that the
people of the free world are desperate to find an answer and will have
to accept me. Because their survival is clearly at stake, they have to
follow the Principle. This may have seemed like a dream, but it is
actually happening now.
The Unification movement has not only the hope but the power to digest
both the communist and Christian worlds. That is why we are most
feared by the world. For the first time in 6,000 years, Satan is
trembling, so God must be feeling good, jumping up and down with joy.
If Satan tries to sabotage us, God will say, "No sir! This is my
The first generation may oppose me, but the second generation will be
on God's side. Even children of the communist leaders will eventually
rebel against their parents and support me. One thing I know is God,
and He and the Moonies will make it.
The Alpha and the Omega
uman history was mixed up by a man and woman; therefore, the new
history will be consummated by men and women. This is the alpha and
omega — men and women. So far, God has not been able to take His true
position. True men, true women and true God will consummate their love
within the family; this is Unification idealism.
Every individual needs the original condition, which was God, the
archangel, Adam, Eve and the world of all things. All these elements
existed for the purpose of love. An individual man needs Eve. A woman
needs Adam. Would you devote your life to looking for a man or woman,
or would you just expect to receive one?
You are the citizens of a nation and part of the world. The problem is
that all these elements are linked by Satan-centered love.
Why do we need at least three spiritual children? Finding them is the
equivalent of restoring the three archangels. Actually, a family of
eight members began the fallen world — Adam, Eve, three sons and
three daughters. You must restore that number through your spiritual
children Three spiritual children represent three sons, and you must
elevate them from fallen love to God's love.
Also, you must set a condition to restore all things, which were lost
to Satan. Fund raising fulfills that condition. Until we bring the
creation from satanic domination to God's side we cannot restore
ourselves, since God made the creation before He made Adam and Eve.
Because Satan is reluctant to release what he has, it is only by
fighting him — by confronting persecution and rejection — that we
can bring all things to their true owner. Ownership is determined by
love. Satan enslaved all things instead of loving them; so, when we
love all things we have a right to claim them. Our love must be more
intense than Satan's.
We are declaring to Satan that we love mankind and all things more
than he does. To demonstrate this, we don't need to bring every single
thing back to God's world, but representative seeds. A condition is a
seed. To restore yourselves, you need the foundation of all things. If
you love all things from the position of original man and woman, then
you are elevating yourselves to the position of original Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve failed to love their original archangel; they fell
instead. Love should have been initiated by Adam and Eve, not by the
archangel. Since the archangel became Satan and claimed Adam and Eve
and their posterity, all their descendants are archangelic children.
In that sense, when we restore spiritual children, we are restoring
Go the formula course
ou must spend three and a half years restoring all things, and three
and a half years restoring spiritual children. That is your seven-year
course. Unless we fulfill the original formula of loving all things
and loving the archangel, we cannot love God. If you resist fund
raising, you are resisting the foundation upon which your own body can
be. recreated. Unless you find your three spiritual children, you are
not in a position to say you have loved the archangel. Because you are
trying to restore yourself to the original state of man before the
fall, you must do all these things.
The ideal is for you to restore a spiritual family of eight members in
place of the fallen family of Adam and Eve. Under those circumstances
you can be elevated to God's realm. At this point you are not yet
outside the physical realm of Satan. Even though you have your family,
you must grow into a tribe and nation. You don't know about those
areas, so you need the Messiah to guide you to the end;
In 1976, virtually every element in the world was opposing our move-
ment. That situation could be overcome only by love and the desire for
their salvation, not by revenge. We created the movie Inchon centered
on General MacArthur to help revive the spirit of patriotism in
America. Likewise, The Washington Times was created to help in
America's salvation. In these ways we loved the enemies that were
persecuting us. Japan was an enemy to Korea and to America. America
was an enemy to Germany. We are bringing these enemy nations together
centering on love. They are uniting and loving even the greatest enemy
of the world, which is communism.
I have penetrated this world, and all my followers should be able to
go beyond this secular world, but it cannot be done without setting
sufficient conditions. We cannot go this course alone. Before leaving
this world, we have to bring members of our Cain family with us. Cain
is the elder brother. He was born before you, so you should let him
receive the benefit first. Without Cain, you cannot be born.
If your three spiritual children truly support and love you, then you
finally have the foundation to be born as true Adam and true Eve.
Since the disunity between Adam, Eve and the archangel initiated the
fall, your archangels must be united in loving Adam and Eve. There is
a certain indemnity price to be paid before I can lead people out of
this fallen world. I came out of the fallen world, but had to return
and become the center of that world.
Home church is the way
ur central headquarters rests upon the foundation of the 360-family
home church providence. Once you overcome the fallen state, you must
return to the fallen world and become master of it through the home
church system. When you are successful in four directions in your home
church, God will regard it as a complete success that can be expanded
onto a worldwide basis. In my era, I did it in the midst of
persecution, but times are changing and you will do it in the midst of
welcome. After these three years are over, the atmosphere of the world
will totally change. Therefore in these three years, we must
concretely establish the home church providence. Even though we are
doing much mobile work, home church must not be ignored. This is just
a special task force mobilization; home church is our land of
Mobile teams are to hasten the providence by proclaiming the
successful foundation of the Unification movement, but ultimately we
must gain the victory in the home church providence. I spent 60 years
coming to this period, but you are going to do it in seven years or
less. My goal is to consummate the home church providence by 1988.
When public opinion changes and Americans feel that they need Reverend
Moon's guidance for this country, every problem will be solved.
Three spiritual children are essential for several reasons: First of
all, you must set a condition to restore the archangel and to love the
creation. In this way, you can restore your position as original Adam
and Eve. Furthermore, you set a condition of loving the Cain world,
including the Old Testament, New Testament and Completed Testament
eras. The Old Testament era is that of the tribe; the New Testament
era is that of the nation; and our era, the Completed Testament era,
is the era of the world.
Moses brought 600,000 Israelites from Egypt to Canaan and Jesus was to
bring the chosen people from the nation of Israel to the world, which
was Rome. The Unification movement today must bring the world to the
universe and spirit world.
In the Old Testament God was called the God of Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob. That also signifies the first Adam, second Adam and third Adam.
All these are restored by gaining three spiritual children. Without
them you cannot consummate your family, even though you receive the
Blessing. For that reason Jesus needed three primary disciples. I
chose three disciples and blessed them first — Young Whi Kim, Won Pil
Kim and the late Hyo Won Eu. Those three were expanded into 12,
covering all directions. Jesus also needed a foundation of 12 which
would protect the central home.
It would have been ideal for Jesus to have 12 families surrounding his
own central family. This particular process is the same, for you or
me. We have to enter the Kingdom of Heaven together with those on the
Cain side. Out of the Cain world we pick representatives to fulfill
the condition, allowing God to grant us heavenly rights.
This is the restoration process, starting with the parents, children,
tribe, society, nation, world and cosmos — seven stages. This format
was horizontally expressed in the chosen nation of Israel. The Messiah
was to come to that center, so he would have total freedom within the
Jewish cultural sphere. If this foundation had been available for
Jesus, within seven years the providence of God would have been
consummated. When God's nation was completely established like a rock,
then Rome would have crumbled all by itself Since this did not happen
at the time of Jesus, the world level had to be added on to the
foundation for the Second Coming of the Lord.
The Messiah has been long awaited by the Christian world and he was
meant to have complete freedom of movement in and out of that sphere.
Then only seven years would have been needed to reach the goal — 1945
plus seven makes 1952. By 1952 all the dispensation should have been
consummated. However, the Messiah was not accepted by the Christian
world, so he moved out of that sphere and created his own circle.
Centering on me, seven layers were created independent of Christendom.
The Unification Church created them without relying on the assistance
of Judaism or Christianity. We can prevail because the Unification
movement is the consummation of Judaism, and the consummation of
Christian culture, and the consummation of America. We have the
capability to defeat Satan.
Having consummated the heavenly world, now I will spend the next three
years to save the Christian world. Since I have created an Abel world,
I will embrace the Cain world with love. When the Abel world becomes
one with Christianity, our next goal will be Moscow. Any sovereignty
that unites with this dispensation will be saved and prosper, and
together we can liberate the communist world.
Mankind needs True Parents
he fall of man can be condensed into one sentence: Human beings lost
their parents. Therefore, the history of man has been a search for
parents. The day people meet their True Parents is their greatest day
because, until then, everyone is like an orphan living in an
orphanage. You have no place to call true home. Only with parental
love can the problems of the world be solved.
People must receive love from their parents; then centered upon that
love, men and women can love each other and be blessed in marriage.
When they give birth to children, they are creating their own heavenly
four positions. You are the center — of the parents, children, and
all things. That means you are going to play the prime role; even if
the True Parents are here, it is you who initiates the unity between
the True Parents and yourself. Therefore, you are your best friend and
also your own worst enemy. The biggest problem is your body's tendency
to separate from your mind. But upon the foundation of unity between
your mind and body, then you seek True Parents, true children, all
True love is the factor that brings mind and body together. True love
must bring men and women together to have children. True love is the
ultimate value. Therefore we feel that. more than spouse. children or
anyone, God comes first. You must practice that attitude in your daily
life — your children may not need it, but you do. "God first" is the
absolute credo of our movement.
The conclusion of the Principle is that you must make up your own mind
to love True Parents more than your own' self, spouse, or children.
You need the kind of spiritual children who will be the three
archangels to love you and help support your children. Your three
spiritual children are not a part of the heavenly lineage, so they
need to unite with your own children in order to be saved themselves.
They must love your children more than they love themselves. Your
children will petition you, "My dear parents, please love your
spiritual children the way you love us!"
The True Parents' family is an example of this rule. The earliest
blessed couples, the 36 Couples, loved True Parents' children more
than they loved themselves, their own children and spouses. Because of
that, my own children petitioned me, "Please promote those people to
the highest place in heaven. They are wonderful people." That kind of
petition had to come from my own children.
This is the tradition we are building. Once our church has
crystallized this tradition, no power under the sun can ever take it
away. That tradition must go to every level. For example, your own
children must plead with you for the sake of your spiritual children.
By the same token, when you love the True Parents' children, they will
petition on your behalf. It makes no difference how many families
there are. All will want to follow this central tradition and reach
the same goal.
Therefore, the Unification families are always moving toward the
center — not the East, West, North or South — because the center is
where life lies. Regardless of how many people there are — 4 billion,
400 billion it doesn't change the tradition. All families will want to
align themselves with that center. This will create incredible order
You will receive the church blessing; then you will receive the
national blessing. and the world blessing. I have always said that
each person must go through three blessings in order to totally enjoy
freedom. Even when you receive total freedom, you will not lose your
connection with the center. Just like a compass, you will be
constantly aligned with the center.
Ultimately, the True Father is the axis around which all children and
posterity are centered. But until you have received all three
blessings, the entire True Family is the center. Once all those
blessings are spread throughout all levels, then the True Father will
be the eternal center for all people. There will always be a physical
representative of the True Father here on earth, from one generation
to another; there will be that axis on which the earth will turn.
Therefore, all of you here on earth and all the people in the
generations to come will be centered upon the same axis.
You need spiritual children
o matter how you look at the whole picture, the problem is always the
self, the individual. Your children will not require spiritual
children, but for you it is essential. That is because you came out of
the satanic world and then received the Blessing in the heavenly
world. Do you follow? This is an absolute. Without having spiritual
children, it is not right to want to go on with your family life. Is
all of this clear to you?
Those who have received the Blessing are always in the most crucial
position. Even the 36 Couples have not fulfilled the ultimate standard
of loving True Parents' children. My children are in the position to
be educated by those couples — the way Adam and Eve should have been
educated by the archangel in wisdom. The three primary blessed
couples, and also the entire 36 Couple Blessing, were supposed to take
that position to the True Children.
The children can take the position of parents only when they under-
stand the love of parents. The parents' position is a loving position.
My own children are also bound by this truth. They must look at the
True Parents as more than just "Daddy and Mommy." They must listen to
the 36 Couples. I have always lived totally by the Principle, and some
of my children have complained — but there is no reason for that.
This is the tradition of the Principle.
We certainly must consider our own family members — spouse, parents,
children, etc. — but the most important person is the archangel or
spiritual children. Children of blessed couples cannot marry unblessed
children. For blessed couples to abandon their Blessing and marry
somebody else is the worst kind of thing. The re-indemnity that has to
be established is not an easy path, and you will have to continue that
path even after going to spirit world.
When you receive the Blessing and reject it, you are doing something
worse than what Satan did: you came into the direct dominion and
control of God, then fell again. You may not realize it deeply, but an
incredible heavenly principle is at work.
Setting the right tradition is so important. You spend your blessed
life on earth inheriting and living the God-centered, True Parent-
centered tradition, then you enter into heaven.
Three countries must be centered upon the True Father — an Adam
nation, Eve nation and archangel nation. In addition, he needs a Cain
and Abel nation. How can God harvest these nations in these last days?
Do you understand now that spiritual children are absolutely
So far, you have received the Unification Church Blessing — not yet
the national blessing. That will come in the future, when your deeds
will be evaluated by your children, your spouse, your parents and your
brethren. Your environment will evaluate you. If you don't pass that
evaluation, you will not be able to participate in the national
blessing. Then you will be given a special dispensational period to
pay the indemnity to be restored, beyond the wilderness period of 40
years. This wilderness period is the most painful period, filled with
uncertainty and hostility from the world. All kinds of dangers
surround us, including both physical and spiritual attacks.
When you are elevated to the national blessing, each one of you will
have become a tribe. Your tribe will prepare a report on you, which
will determine whether you pass the worldwide level of blessing. Then
you may apply to register as an eternal citizen of the Heavenly
Kingdom. Do you follow?
Until you become registered as a citizen in the Kingdom of Heaven for
eternity, you must unite with the whole family of the True Parents.
The family of the True Parents will hold a meeting and will discuss
and decide if you are eligible to become a citizen. Who will be
eligible? Those who are more loving, giving and sacrificial. After
that registration is done, True Father will appoint his successor.
That successor must be known to all the Unification Church, all the
blessed couples and the True Parents' family. They must all
unanimously accept him. Once that successor is determined, the law or
constitution of the Heavenly Kingdom shall be laid down to guide all
activities. The law will guide heavenly citizens here on earth and
into the Kingdom of Heaven in heaven.
You are the problem and the solution
want you to understand the seriousness of being a blessed couple. If
you have not realized this before, you must know how important it is
for you to uphold your responsibility. You are in the most crucial
position — you are the problem and you are also the solution. When I
am not here, you will automatically seek guidance from my children.
You have reached your own consensus of who among my children are the
most Abel-like. Even though you may not have direct contact with them,
you should know their names, their character, their behavior, and so
forth, so that you can learn how to harmonize with them.
Those who were born as blessed children should not feel they are
privileged. They face a difficult and challenging path. It is most
important that they unite with their parents. Here in America, there
is a tendency for blessed children to mingle with children of the
secular world — but that is very disheartening and also very
Thus each person is his own key to success or failure. Your mind and
body must become one, centered upon true love, and you must come
totally over to God's side.
Today is a special sermon in which I am teaching you the most impor-
tant standard. Unless you maintain this standard, you will be unable
to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Nobody will push you along this road -
you must voluntarily perfect yourself. You should not wait for someone
to send you out to a mobile team; you should volunteer, even before
you hear the word from me. Husbands and wives should push each other
to go out.
We are just like the Israelites moving through the wilderness, or
troops on the march. Those who have babies must send them to the
nursery so that they can return to the front lines where they are
needed. If someone wanders around on the battlefield, clutching her
baby to her breast, both will be killed in the fierce fighting. It is
good to love your husband or wife, but in the time of war, God and
mission must take precedence in your mind.
Before loving the Unification Church, we must love the Unification
nation. We are building that nation now. You are the ones who will
determine the success or failure of this venture. Whenever I look at
Mother, I wonder, "Am I loving her with a united mind and body?"
Mother has the same attitude.
We are going into the land of Canaan and the journey is not easy. To
get there, we must pass through the wilderness. We are facing the
worst situations now — you don't know what will happen. I am the only
person who really knows what is going to happen. Mother is clinging to
me and following me wherever I go. Of course, she is busy caring for
the children and has different duties than I do. Ideally, all the
children, as well as Mother, should look toward me for direction,
eager to dash out to fulfill it. I tell my own children not to control
our actions. Therefore, Mother and I should be the focal point of your
attentions as well.
Night and day, asleep or awake, my mind focuses on one thing: God's
world here on the earth. You are going to be citizens of that world;
therefore, you are responsible to become worthy of it. Should you fail
to become a citizen of that kingdom when you go to spirit world, you
will have to wait a thousand or perhaps even a million years.
I cannot always remain here and speak to you at Belvedere because I
cannot remain in one place forever. Unless all America welcomes me, I
must leave it for a country which recognizes it needs me and welcomes
me on the national level, regardless of how large or small it may be.
Many nations are more prepared than the United States to receive the
However, I still have hope for this country. That is why I am pushing
everyone for the next three years to invest every ounce of energy and
heart to consummate the mission here. We want America to receive the
blessing — to accept God, welcome Him and ask for His guidance. That
is the purpose of these three years.
In the meantime, while I am concentrating so strongly on the United
States, you should realize that the rest of the world is suffering. I
could leave this country easily. It would be much easier working with
a country which is eager to welcome me. But that is not what the rest
of the world needs. The world needs a country such as the United
States to become a God-centered nation. Therefore, even though it is
very difficult, I will continue on this road.
Korea and the United States are linked. If anything damaged that link,
I would return immediately to Korea.
I am asking each one of you today to assume the role and
responsibility which I have been carrying. Whoever desires that and
participates in his mission with that heart, will have God with him.
That is the rule of heaven. When you are completely united with the
True Father in your heart, God is with you.
Blessed couples should be doubly strong, because husband and wife
should both concentrate on how to inherit my spirit. That will produce
even greater miracles. Centering upon your blessed family, you are
moving toward the national foundation. Offer your family for that
Would you do this and follow my direction? God's blessing be with you.