God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The Necessity for the Day of Victory of Love
January 15, 1984
Tarrytown, New York
he Unification Movement has not only a horizontal connection with the
world but also a vertical connection. The term "fall of man" denotes a
falling down from the original state; therefore, the work of God has
been the work of trying to bring people back up to their formerly high
level of existence.
Because of an illicit relationship of love the fall occurred. The Last
Days predicted by the Bible will be the culmination of selfish,
individualistic love. When most people live solely for themselves, it
must be the Last Days, because that is the completion stage of the
fallen act. Such a world scorns anything other than individualistic
love. There is no room for the love of country, love of humanity, and
certainly no room for the love of God.
Such a trend began among adults, but it has now come down to the realm
of teenagers. This is the so called "me generation" in today's society
Thus you know that we have arrived at the end of this world. There is
virtually no way of restraining the immorality and promiscuity of many
of today's young people. Parents cannot control them, teachers are
powerless, and society can do nothing either. Certainly the nation and
the world have no power to control them.
Why does Satan lead the world to such an extreme? God, in His will for
restoration, has been promoting altruistic, unselfish love starting
from the individual, family, nation, and moving toward the worldwide
level. Thus Satan has become desperate. He knows that he is being
defeated, so he takes the opposite direction, the position farthest
away from God, trying to hold mankind on his side.
Satan's ultimate goal is to destroy any ideal form of love. God is
leading mankind toward the ideal, wholesome form of love. Those who
are the most susceptible to Satan's temptations are Americans. The
central nation for the Christian culture, the United States has become
morally degraded, particularly in love. There is a certain biblical
basis for this, because Jesus said that those closest to us can be our
worst enemies. Thus, within the Christian culture, in what is
supposedly the central nation for accomplishing God's will, the worst
enemy can creep in. So Satan has grounds to create the worst possible
evils in this Christian nation.
The decline of America
he 40 years after World War Il are a wilderness period, from God's
dispensational point of view. America was supposed to have taken
responsibility to lead the world toward the land of Canaan. But no
such idealism predominated; instead most Americans simply sought to
have fun and forget the war, plunging into self-indulgence.
The victory of the: Allied side in World War II was not an end in
itself; From the providential point of view, it had the purpose of
preparing America and the world for the Second Coming of the Messiah.
After World War II, the United States was supposed to center upon God
and realize that the world was moving toward the "great and terrible
day to the Lord." There should have been a prevailing attitude within
this country that the greatest goal was to love not only oneself or
even one's own nation, but to embrace the world and to serve God.
People should have been inspired to pioneer the coming great era. The
United States was supposed to propagate such a vision through the
world. People would have recognized it as a favorable sign of the
Last. Days and could have started preparing for that time. Such an
awakening after World War II would have prevented the current tragic
situation in America.
What has happened? The United States did not grasp such a vision. For
40 years, this country has been drifting down the path of self-
indulgence, fun, and destruction. Drugs have infiltrated the whole
country; young people have been corrupted and turn more and more
toward delinquency; free sex has become a way of life. But this has
not been limited to the United States. As the leader of the free
world, the United States has infected the world with its ills. As
Americans try to make light of everything, wanting merely to have fun
in life, their attitudes have spread around the world.
Unless something stops this trend, this nation and the whole world are
destined to collapse. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God's
judgment for their immorality and pursuit of luxury. Rome was in the
same situation. It did not collapse from external invasion but from
the weight of its own corruption.
The most important substance is not life itself; it is love. A society
permeated by pure, strong and altruistic love will prosper no matter
what. But when people do not practice love for humanity, for country,
and for their fellow man, that society will eventually fall.
Unfortunately, the United States is following the historical pattern
of decline. Red danger lights are blinking all over America today.
This is the reality.
God's new tradition
hat is God doing about this? God must be working for restoration,
trying to create a turning point to pull this nation from its current
situation and move it toward His ideal. The fundamental block is man's
relationship with Satan; unless we can resolve this, no other problems
of society can be permanently solved. The basic relationship between
people and Satan rests on the illicit love relationship — self-
centered love. Such immoral love always shatters people and separates
them from any ideal.
The love of God is exactly the opposite; it is pure, it creates unity,
and it uplifts people and allows them to transcend selfishness. Love
is the key element over which Satan and God have been struggling. So
far, God has appeared to be losing the battle. Satan has become very
arrogant, taunting God. "Even you have no have no power to stop my
love. It will take over the whole world, so why don't you surrender?"
When people live with satanic, self-centered love here on earth, can
they possibly go to spirit world with the capacity to love God? Self-
centered individuals have created a spirit world full of division and
disintegration. The original spirit world is one of genuine,
altruistic love; thus the elements of selfish love found on earth are
foreign to the spirit world. This earth has produced such an
unmanageable product and has sent it up to spirit world. Now the
spirit world is a mess, divided into multitudes of compartments each
trying to repel anything which differs from it.
The same phenomenon happens in the physical world. It is full of
divisions. People have their own little compartments, striving to
preserve their own indulgent way of life. Satan is very proudly
mocking God, "Can you handle this world? I have divided people
thoroughly. You have guided all the major religions to bring the world
into your ideal, but look at them. They are infiltrated by my ultimate
satanic power, communism. Your Christian churches have become houses
for bingo and disco; they are like supper clubs now. Can you make
yourself at home, God, in those churches?"
Satan is also challenging God: "Where can you find any champion,
someone whom you can claim and who can take charge of the world? God,
you promised the world that you would send your Messiah. Where is he?
The Messiah is supposed to bring unity to the whole world, including
all races, and all cultures. But even you, God, have not been able to
promote such unity. How could any human being do such a thing, even if
he is the Messiah?"
There is only one answer to this problem. A new religious movement
must emerge which centers on love and nothing else; it must bring a
revolution by totally redirecting man's love to become altruistic and
centered upon God. Only by bringing a strong, unifying love, starting
with the individual, family, society and expanding up to the world
level, can God do something about this world today. Satan has known
that God needs to do this and that He would send His Messiah to
accomplish it. Satan himself correctly understands what the Messiah's
Why are you here? What is your mission? You are the very group of
people who are going to set the new tradition of love, centered upon
God rather than on the self You are going to bring purity of love to
the world. You will sacrifice anything and everything in order to
build that new tradition of love, as a way of life.
Sandbag of love
hen a person trains to become. a boxer, he has to spend many hours
throwing punches at a big sandbag. Our way of life is similar. It is
as if we God gave us a big sandbag which says, "Go ahead and hit me.
Everybody is hitting me but so far nobody has been able to: really
knock me to the ceiling." The sandbag is looking for a true champion
who will throw it around in a 360 degree circle, up to the ceiling.
The sandbag will be most inspired if someone comes along who can hit
it hard enough to break its chain and knock it loose. It will say, "I
surrender to my master!"
That sandbag from heaven has been waiting for the ultimate heavenly
boxer, whom we call the Messiah. God has been expecting that at least
one person could gain the victory over that sandbag, knocking it loose
from its chain. Because of Satan's dominion, no one even attempted to
hit it before. No one had ever discovered God's love sandbag; the only
sandbag of love ever seen had been Satan's.
How can you hit that sandbag of God's love? You can hit it only with
the love club. Only then will the sandbag feel anything. Those who
love their families, nation, world and humanity can come with the club
of love and hit that sandbag. You might assume that God's sandbag of
love will come looking for you, so you are waiting for it to find you.
Will some angel bring it to you? The Principle teaches that such a
thing will never just come to you. You must go after it, reaching out
to that love sandbag.
There are many strings behind you that Satan can pull on. Old strings,
new strings, strings from your past, from dating — all kinds of junk
that Satan can draw on. Does anyone here think he has absolutely no
satanic strings attached? Then how can anyone speak with true pride in
himself? Perhaps you have a Ph.D. degree, but that wouldn't confer any
greater value on you in this sense. You must make enormous effort to
cut off those strings from Satan and cross over the boundary into the
The true Unification members are those who have declared war against
satanic love, from the individual to the family, tribal, racial,
national, and worldwide levels. This is Satan's greatest fear. We
shall be the ones who conquer satanic love and win heavenly love. That
is what the Unification Church is all about.
Perhaps if I hit this person here, she would think to herself, "Why
did Father hit me?" Without even knowing the reason, she might get
angry. That is the way society is. You should search for the reason or
motivation behind something; after learning the reason if you have
some justification, then you may get angry about it. Satan is always
trying to inspire you to reject God's true love out of rashness and
All of mankind needs to be completely shaken up. Individuals must
totally deny all the love which has come from Satan on all the
different levels of living — family, society, nation, etc. God has
allowed such persecution to come to you. He permits it as shock
In the face of persecution, many people have retreated. Now they are
hanging from a cliff and crying out. Some say, "Mom and Dad,. please
come and get me. Save me from this!" Others are saying, "God and my
Messiah, I'm trying to remain on your side so please help me and pull
me into your domain!" Which cry have you made? What kind of cry are
you making through the deeds of your own life?
There is only one crazy man who is trying to shake up the entire world
and clear it of satanic love. That one man is Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
All the powers of Satan, from family, society, tribe, world levels are
mobilized to push me off the cliff and finish me. However, I have one
big secret. While everyone is trying to push me over the brink, I am
is holding onto that sandbag of God's love. Therefore, when people
push me they are also pushing against that sandbag.
What is happening? This no ordinary sandbag; it is an incredible mag-
net with tremendous pulling power. Thus any decent, conscientious
young people who touch it and feel its goodness are automatically
stuck, holding on for dear life. Young people are like little pieces
of metal floating around freely. They are subjected to the magnetism
of their families, their society and all the enticements therein. But
the sandbag of God has an enormous power to pull them and young people
are following. The power from that sandbag can attract people
I have always been fighting through that sandbag on every level and
winning victory step by step. I have come to the final level now.
The North Pole and the South Pole are two extremes, yet they are like
lovers, constantly pulling each other. The magnetic field connecting
the two poles is like a love field. Magnetism creates an electric wave
flowing from one pole to the other, enveloping and affecting everybody
who comes within its field. Just like magnetism, love can penetrate
anywhere. Let's say the love of God is like the North Pole and the
love of man like the South Pole, connected by the magnetic field of
love. Once they achieve vertical unity, horizontal unity automatically
results, just as there are lines of both latitude and longitude on the
Satanic love is like winter while God's love is like spring. When
springtime comes, people can feel comfortable and take off their heavy
clothing. They feel like opening up their whole bodies to. spring. But
in winter, we have to protect ourselves and cover up completely,
wearing heavy zippered coats. In the same kind of spiritual situation,
the love of God cannot be received.
The situation of the world today is like the severest winter. The
Unification Church is trying to bring spring weather to the universe
— warmth and thawing of the ground. The battle between your parents
and your allegiance to the church is something like this. Your society
is telling you, "Stay home!" but you protest, "No, it's like winter
here — too cold! I want to go where I can take off my jacket and
coat, to the Unification Church." When they hear you saying such
things, however, they can only label it "brainwashing." From the
viewpoint of God, we are righteous, healthy and happy people, but from
Satan's point of view, we seem to be crazy.
Although you are standing on God's side now, you are not quite godly
men and women yet. Perhaps you are standing with only one foot on the
borderline, yet you want to say, "I am on the side of God!" Where are
you standing? Are both of your feet securely planted within God's
side? If you still feel nostalgia for what you loved before hearing
the Principle, then you automatically have one foot still on the side
There are many different types of members. Some people are always
complaining, "Why does the church keep urging me to go out and do
things?" Others think, "I can't stand that person. It's impossible to
think of him as my director!" At such a point you are really
straddling the line between God and Satan.
Today you may admit you are only 70 percent on God's side. Or on
Sunday you might record, "Today I was 90 percent because I went to
Belvedere." Some of you might feel like completely turning your back
on the boundary line and marching directly toward the center point of
the Unification ideal. You will claim that you are 100 percent on
Those of you who keep a diary should record your positions each day.
Be completely honest with yourself and record how you do.
Each person knows where he is standing in relationship to God's side
and Satan's side. That ability to know is a most important aspect of
human beings. Even though you are immersed in the fallen world, each
person has that element of God's influence within him. Because of that
element within, each person can travel back to God, guided by his own
Where do you want to be, on the side of God or Satan? How fast would
you want to travel to God's side? You must gain victory over the
satanic world. Only after you have scored some points over the satanic
world can you move completely to the side of God, no matter how much
you may desire to be with God. Have you won those points yet?
The spiritual Super Bowl
he Washington Redskins are playing in the Super Bowl again this year.
How do you think they got to where they are — by just declaring that
they wanted to be there? Suppose they had refused to fight any lesser
contest but had claimed the right to fight in the Super Bowl. Would
anybody accept such a thing? No, people would say, "You have to win
the victory, step by step, in order to qualify for the Super Bowl!"
That means they have to win one game after another, defeating one team
after another. Is that an easy way? No, it is most difficult, even
Many people say, "We only live once, so why shouldn't we enjoy life,
eating and sleeping at will? Why shouldn't we just cheat when it's
expedient and make life easy?" Is the Unification Church wrong in
living a sacrificial life? I have declared war against Satan on every
level, moving up step by step. Now 1 am declaring, "Let the worldwide
Satan come forward and meet me in the spiritual Super Bowl!"
I have confronted the champions of satanic power on every level, from
the individual to the national, and now we are at the worldwide level.
I am at the level where the democratic world as well as the communist
world is confronting me, along with the world of Christianity and
religion. But I am absolutely sure that nobody can ever take away my
sandbag of God's love. Anybody who wants to challenge me for that
sandbag, please come forward.
I will hit that sandbag and it will fly around, 360 degrees. There is
no resistance to the motion of true love, just as everything moves
freely in a vacuum. Therefore, once the motion of God's love has been
initiated, that motion will continue. That sandbag will hit Moscow and
continue to circle.
I have engaged and married people of all five different colors of
skin. You don't realize how great you are. Marriage is the most
supreme and important event in a person's life. Nowhere else in this
society will men and women let somebody else take care of their
marriage. They won't give that right to their parents, their country,
or anybody. Everyone feels, "I must be the one to decide." Yet you
people are giving that right to me. Why is that? You trust that you
can connect yourself to the love of God that way. You have that
uncompromising faith because you are smart enough to understand the
importance of God's love.
The means and speed of travel in spirit world are very different from
here on earth. Each individual enters the spirit world with a
different level of accomplishment in love, a different love record.
Thus each has a different quality of power in his movements. Do you
want to be able to travel with me in spirit world? How will you be
able to do that? You must inherit the same love vibration as mine;
your love vibration must be the same height and depth in order to
travel with me.
Although the distances between the stars and planets in the universe
are vast, you can still traverse them within one second, if you are
moving at God's speed. It is the power of God's love that enables Him
to move so rapidly. Beyond this world and beyond all human limits,
people pursue the world of love. That is the greatest gift which God
has devised for people; there is nothing better.
When I travel, I am constantly confronted by opposition from earthly
powers. In North Korea, I was confronted by the communist regime. The
government of South Korea confronted me as well. The same has been
true here in America. Internationally, the leader of the Soviet Union
is confronting me in the ultimate battle. The communist world knows me
better than the free world does. They know me as their greatest
threat, a menace they never expected.
Changes have come to the free world. The news media as well as the
religious world are seeing that my fight as one which also involves
them. They are announcing that they want to help us because they
recognize a threat to their own freedom.
Who are the Moonies? You are smart people because you are sensitive to
original love; you recognize true love when you see it. You have
gained an understanding of the world situation that enables you to
make sense out of the chaotic things going on every day.
Renowned scholars and theologians are lamenting the loss of vision in
the United States. Although America is materially well off,
spiritually it is poverty stricken. People here are seeking any kind
of spiritual nourishment they can find. This nation is like a parched
desert, without even a blade of grass. But there is an oasis in the
middle of that desert where people are finding shade, water, and green
grass. That oasis is the Unification movement.
Some might say, "That's only the opinion of Reverend Moon. Since he's
the leader of the Unification movement, he has to say good things
about it." But now, you can tell me. Do you agree with my opinion?
When spiritually hungry people come to you, don't you have water and
nourishment to give to them? Or are you a spiritually hungry person
yourself, with nothing to share?
Spring water needs to have great strength to gush out of the ground.
Sometimes it has to push its way through a big rock. Do you have that
kind of power? Spring water is never blocked or stopped. It can always
find a way to come out of the ground. That kind of water truly gives
life to people.
Why do you like to come to Belvedere? What if I were not here to speak
to you? As long as you have your own spring, it shouldn't matter.
Individually you must become a person who has plenty of spring water -
- enough to nourish yourself and enough left over to give away to
others. No matter where I go, people are following after me as if they
wanted to connect a hose to the spring water within me.
The most serious war
e must be victorious over the world's challenges in order to cross
the boundary line to God's side. How does World War II compare to
world restoration? In size and seriousness, bringing the world back to
God is a larger war. Millions of people died on the Allied side in
order to win World
War II. Today we are engaged in the largest and most serious war in
all of history — against the entire satanic realm. In this final war,
our commander-in-chief is God Himself.
God has been preparing an army to fight this war, namely the forces of
Christianity. When the Messiah appeared, he was to mobilize those
forces and win God's war However, at that time organized Christianity
opposed the will of God. Even at this time, many people are opposing
the Unification Church. Thus I erected my own foundation, without the
help of Christian leaders. Starting from the individual and family
level I have been waging war against Satan and gaining the victory.
At the same time, God has been manipulating the situation of the
world. The United States has lost confidence and lacks a solution for
its problems. Likewise, the communist world is virtually at a
stalemate. There is no group within the United States that has the
confidence to say, "Let's save the country," nor any such group within
the communist bloc. Although there is a proliferation of religious
organizations, none has the confidence to take a true leadership role
in the world.
However, there is one group of people who are saying, "We can lead
this nation and world toward salvation." Ironically, they. are the
accused and persecuted Moonies. I have two special capabilities. The
first is that I have come to the world representing God and loving the
world. The second is that I can even love Satan and liberate him.
Within the satanic realm, no such phrase as "love everyone" exists.
Only within the realm of God's love is such an achievement possible.
My own native land of Korea has opposed me. Japan, too, has declared
me an enemy. Therefore, I might consider them my enemies as well.
However, I have reciprocated with an attitude of love toward them. Our
movement invested a tremendous amount of money in the production of
the movie Inchon. We did that for the sake of this country. Therefore,
the United States is indebted to the world because our movement used
money raised from other countries to educate young people toward
greater patriotism and love of God.
We created The Washington Times for the purpose of serving this na-
tion's capital. We certainly did not have a lot of money to throw away
on a gamble. Even though this is such a difficult time financially, we
will use more money for the purpose of projects dedicated to this
nation. We must commit ourselves wherever necessary. Because average
people are always striving to gain something for themselves, they look
at me and accuse me of trying to exploit others or take money away
from this nation. On the contrary, I have been bringing in millions of
dollars for the sake of this country. Although this is supposedly the
richest country on earth, our movement in the United States has been
supported by millions of dollars from other countries. The idea that I
would try to cheat this country out of $50,000 in taxes is mind
boggling to those who understand the truth.
When young people learn the truth, they will explode in righteousness.
You are that kind of young people. Therefore, you must go out into the
world and save others, bringing them back to life. You can't let them
remain in misery.
Many people believe that the election of even one misguided president
would bring an end to this country. My goal is to secure God's world;
therefore, no one worries more about this country than me. Can you
Moonies just sit back and expect something good to happen? No, you
must get down to work. You must not be weak skeletons but people of
flesh and bone who get out and fight God's fight. Don't just talk but
show God what you can do.
The champion for mankind
o one is capable of leaving the realm of Satan on his own power.
Therefore, mankind needs a champion to lead the way across the
boundary. As that champion crosses, the rest of the people can support
him and follow him. How about you blessed couples, what realm are you
in — the fallen realm or God's realm? You are not completely out of
the fallen realm because you don't have your own sovereign nation. We
have a church and church tradition, but no national tradition. This is
why I declared the "Creation and Building of the Fatherland" as our
motto for this year.
The sole purpose of the worldwide foundation of Judaism and Christi-
anity was to accept the Messiah. The victory of World War II was to
prepare the foundation for the work of the Messiah on the earth. After
that time, the United States was in the position to lead the world.
Korea was completely united with America. Under such circumstances, if
Christianity had accepted the Messiah, great victory would have come.
The sovereign government of Korea at that time was Christian. Don't
you think the creation and building of the fatherland could have
occurred then? We were very close to such a spectacular victory, but
the officials of several Christian Korean universities rejected God's
At that time, God wanted to see the Christian world grafted totally
into the Messiah. But the messianic world was rejected and thrown out
of the Christian world and had to begin anew in a far distant
position, rebuilding the necessary foundation. At that time, I went
voluntarily to North Korea and ended up in prison. There is nothing
lower or more miserable. Everyone thought I would die because is was
virtually impossible to survive such conditions. Thus it was a
crucifixion for me, one which I wanted to go through without dying.
Instead of losing my disciples during that time, I gained them. Jesus'
public life lasted two years and eight months. I spent the same time
period in prison, gaining rather than losing disciples.
Upon the victory of my prison experience, I can claim the foundation
for the fatherland. After being liberated by United Nations forces, I
carried Mr. Chun Hwa Pak 600 miles from North to South Korea. Most
people aren't even able to go beyond their own needs, but I showed the
example of serving others by carrying Mr. Pak for that distance.
From the earliest days, people have accused me and even tried to kill
me. At the same time, I was helping many people. I was always hungry
because I was always giving my food and money to others — for their
school expenses, for hospital bills, and so forth. That is how I
started, from the tribal and national level.
Because they failed to accept the Messiah, the Christian world was
surpassed and even encompassed by satanic forces; this is why they de-
clined. Now the Unification Church is rebuilding the Christian
foundation, moving to the worldwide level. Satan would never give up
his domain easily. I knew that every level of victory over Satan would
have to be paid for with incredible sacrifice. The Unification Church
took the Abel position within Christianity. The younger brother is
always a source of discomfort to the older brother. Although we
started on the smallest level, no one can deny that the Unification
Church is now operating on the worldwide level.
The ideological offensive
ow Unificationism or Godism is gaining a more prominent ideological
position than any other understanding. It is taking the ideological
offensive, not only against communism but also against every other way
of thought within the democratic world. Last year I knew that this
international foundation, which extended to 130 countries, had to be
linked with Korea. Since that is where the movement began, Korea must
be connected with the world. The Korean people are in the Cain
position to me. Korean Christianity opposed me and the Korean
government did the same, but once the Korean nation welcomes me, those
who formerly rejected me will join in.
The court battle will be over this year, so this is a crucial year.
The relationship between Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany.
will crystallize and be clarified during this year. Once the United
States has vindicated my name, there will be an irresistible avalanche
of positivity on the international level. The young people will be the
ones most awakened to the goodness of Reverend Moon and the
Unification movement. First, they will see that we are truly
patriotic, second, that we are adamantly opposing communism, and
third, that we have confidence that the ideal world is going to
happen: we are optimistic about the future.
The International One World Crusade (IOWC) is going everywhere to
disseminate this optimism and patriotism. That is your purpose in
meeting mayors and governors. Instead of being influenced by them, we
will influence those leaders in a positive way. Scholars will be
affected as well. Americans will wonder how Reverend Moon and his
movement could have possibly survived these past 10 years of constant
attacks from the media and others. But they will see that not only
have I survived, I look stronger than ever. All the blows we have been
receiving only served to make us more resolved.
I knew that thinking American people would eventually come to our
movement, asking for guidance and seeking to be a part of us. Wherever
they look throughout this country, people cannot find true guidance in
any other quarter. They are telling me that our movement is the only
hope for America. People are flabbergasted to see that I will lend my
support to projects which they designed to help this nation and world.
Some of you may be thinking, "Father is really a great performer," and
you don't really take me seriously. But I want you to understand that
you have the opportunity to hear me speak every Sunday not because you
are worthy, but because it is my providential duty to come here.
Whether or not you understand and appreciate my value, I come here
every week for the sake of posterity, history and mankind. Do you
The turning point
e have come this far and now we can cross over. The nation of Korea
is in the most crucial position in the worldwide fight against
communism. Panmunjom is the small village where the representative
forces of North and South Korea, including the United Nations forces,
meet every day to trade verbal abuses. Written in Chinese characters,
Panmunjom signifies a place where enemies meet and try to hurt each
other. By changing one character, Bun Munjom, you signify a place
where people meet and reconcile, respecting each other. There is no
other place in the world such as Panmunjom, where the communists and
the free world speak to each other every day.
Kim Il Sung's name signifies the following: Kim means gold, Il means
sun, and Sung means success. The people of North Korea call him
Father. When the name Sun Myung Moon is written in Chinese characters,
Moon represents truth, or the word; Sun means beauty or clarity; Myung
means light. My name is prophetic.
No other nation is divided between north and south, each side with a
key figure people call Father. Do you think mankind can have two
fathers? No, only one father is the true one; the other must be a
false father. Am I afraid of Kim Il Sung? On the contrary, he is
afraid of me because he knows deep inside that his rule is based on
lies, and he knows that the truth will expose him. This is the real
reason why communism hates and fears me. I have been exposing the lies
and deceptions which they have been spreading under the cover of
darkness. But once the light comes and exposes them, they will have no
more power over men.
The sovereignty of heaven
o far, America has misunderstood and mistrusted me, but once that
changes, they will come to truly respect and love me. That tuning
point will bring in the final stage. The time will come when American
people will feel, "I cannot trust politicians or other people in
power; but I know I can trust that man, Reverend Moon." The
sovereignty of any president can last eight years at the most, but
when people align themselves with me they can enjoy the sovereignty of
heaven for eternity.
People are beginning to change their perspective, looking for higher
values than before. Don't you think my teaching can inspire people to
become better lawmakers and leaders for this country? Ultimately,
there is no reason why someone with the understanding of the Principle
couldn't become president. For the same reason, I have been working
with the academic community for many years, seeking to inspire
scholars in this country toward righteousness.
After listening to me, you feel like running out to do your work. The
wise American sitting here today might think, "I want to figure out
what Father will do in the future. Since he will be going to Moscow
soon, I want to go there now to prepare and lay a foundation for him."
However, be careful. Don't call me "Father" in Moscow; you'd better
just say "Mr. Moon!"
Since the free world and established Christianity opposed me, indemni-
ty must be paid. Who shall be responsible for the debt incurred in
rejecting the Messiah? America or Christianity? The Unification Church
must take responsibility because you are in the Abel position. Abel
must pay the indemnity.
This is the reason why those in the second position within the
Unification Church are always in the sacrificial position. Mr. Hyo Won
Eu, the late president of the Korean Unification Church, was the
second of the first three couples in the 36 Blessed Couples. He died
in a hospital, not in his own home, about 13 years ago. At that time,
our church was facing tremendous opposition from other Korean
Christian churches, as well as from the government.
As you know, our second son, Heung Jin, died recently in a car
accident. In True Parents' family there was another daughter named Hye
Jin, who died in 1964. She was the second daughter. Heung Jin was born
right after Hye Jin.
I want you to understand that this is the Principle way of the
dispensation.. This has been true throughout history and for our
movement as well. Likewise, it is true for the True Parents' family.
You can see for yourself that the Principle is not just something I
made up, but it is the true principle which has guided history.
For last year's Victory Over Communism (VOC) rallies in Korea, I
invited distinguished scholars and leaders of the academic communities
in 72 different countries. The 72 heads of the Professors World Peace
Academy (PWPA), representing the 72 disciples of Jesus, were asked to
come to Korea, but were not given a clear explanation why. So they
came on faith, knowing that when they got there, they would find out
the reason. That's a very unusual way to treat scholars.
Those scholars had attended the recent International Conference on the
Unity of the Sciences in Chicago. They had all left Chicago by Nov. 29
and were returning to their countries. As I was leaving for Korea, I
asked that all the chairmen of the PWPA be called to join me before
the rallies started on Dec. 14. One-third of those professors had not
even arrived home by then; when they heard about the invitation en
route, they turned around and went to Korea. Just as I found disciples
in the North Korean prison, I was able to find faithful scholars who
would come to join me in Korea.
When those scholars arrived at the airport in Seoul, the first
question they asked was, "Why did I come here?" The answer they were
given was, "You came because Reverend Moon wanted you to." That was a
very busy time in the academic community; December is normally a time
for taking care of many duties. Yet they came; disregarding their own
feelings, because they were motivated by somebody else.
There had never been such a rally in Korea during December. With
Christmas on the way and so much to do, people are not usually
interested in rallies. Thus, even the leaders of the church told me,
"This is a mistake. Let's hold the rallies in 1984." There was only
one person — me — who believed it would work. Therefore, the
Unification Church members failed to have faith in me. Korean leaders
and members tried to tell me all the reasons why it should not be held
in December, but I silenced them all. I pulled out my little notebook
and said, "I have written down right here that this rally is a mandate
from God, and therefore it will be a success."
The rallies in Korea were of worldwide importance because they turned
the battle against communism in a totally new direction. The Christian
churches in Korea have always been quick to oppose me. However, when
they heard that I was sponsoring rallies for VOC they were put on the
spot. If they tried to oppose me, people would ask, "Are you pro-
communist?" They couldn't say anything against me at that time! The
Korean government was laughing at me, too, thinking, "Reverend Moon is
making a colossal mistake. He's going to rent those gymnasiums and
they will be half empty. He will lose his shirt!"
But what happened? The rallies were a success. The Korean government
was completely taken aback. They felt that instead of the Chun Do Hwan
government wielding authority, many people were listening to Reverend
Moon. Forty million Korean people came to believe that only I am able
to defeat the North Korean communists and restore health and
prosperity to their country.
Surprise attack on Satan
ur goal is 7 million VOC members, both in Korea and Japan. This is a
heavy blow to Satan, an unexpected, surprise attack. The Korean
government knows that they cannot do anything to me himself, since I
have become an international figure.
Kwangju was the eighth city for the rallies, the final opportunity for
Satan to strike. Satan desperately wanted to stop me from having
success in Korea, but I had already set all the conditions for our
victory. While I was in Korea, the attention of Japan as well as the
United States focused there. Since the satanic forces had absolutely
no room to attack me or the rallies, they struck my family Our
children are on a level with the Unification Church, a different level
from the True Parents. One child, Heung Jin, was the target for the
satanic attack. At the very same hour as our rally, 11:10 a.m. Kwangju
time, Satan hit Heung Jin.
Kwangju has been a very liberal city, with a lot of communist
infiltrators. I had been warned by many people that my life would be
in danger there. However the gymnasium was completely filled one hour
before the rally. Five thousand people had to stand outside. Often
when terrorists want to attack someone they will hide in crowds.
Therefore, they will never come too early to a gathering because they
might stand out. But when they came to Kwangju, there wasn't even one
Heung Jin's sacrifice came at the most crucial moment of human
history. Even though he had to sacrifice his life, God could resurrect
him. You should know the result of the passing of Heung Jin.
These Korean rallies symbolized the total victory on the national
level. From here, we can move to the worldwide level. Dec. 18 was a
very historical day. That day 72 scholars pledged in front of Mother
and me to dedicate themselves to the fight against communism under our
leadership. This is precisely as if Jesus had been able to enter the
Roman Empire with his disciples and had stood up and declared war
against that empire. In the name of 72 nations, I declared war against
It was most important that I be treated like a head of state at these
rallies. There are certain requirements of Korean protocol, among them
that no man except the president is allowed to have his wife with him
on the stage during a rally. Mother and I were always on the stage
together. Also, the preparations for the rallies were made by both
Eastern and Western members, not just Koreans. The level of
participation was worldwide because of the representatives from 72
I have built this foundation under incredibly adverse circumstances. I
have gained a reputation among the American people for accomplishing
whatever I say I will. I was able to achieve many valuable things,
even while going to the courtroom every day. I told the court that I
was going to Korea for the rally and they said, "Oh, of course. Please
go ahead." It's almost as if Jesus had been able to go to Rome, walk
up the steps of their Capitol Hill and say, "I'm going to build the
Kingdom of God here on earth, and all the elders had responded, "Of
course, please go ahead and do it!"
In 10 days, I traveled to eight Korean cities and completely awoke the
population. Even though the Korean government was reluctant to see my
success, the lower level bureaucrats realized that I was a winner.
Many of them came to me in private and said, "Please remember me." The
Minister of the Interior, who is responsible for the national police,
issued a private memorandum to his forces saying, "Don't help Reverend
Moon or send him escorts." However, all the lower echelon police
commanders were competing with each other to send me the best quality
escorts. They told me, "You deserve it."
Imagine how Satan felt to see such a success! Don't you think he felt
more than a little jealous? He saw clearly that the era of God is
dawning and his own 6,000 year reign on earth is collapsing.
I have gained the respect and trust of people all over Korea. The
Koreans were upset by the recent Korean Airline massacre as well as
the bombing in Rangoon, Burma, which killed their leaders. Demoralized
by such terrible events, they felt they could do nothing, since they
were just a small helpless nation. But then I showed up and gave them
a basis for hope and a promise for the future.
Heung Jin's sacrifice
he Soviet Union is the subject and North Korea its object. The Korean
Airline incident was carried out by the subject nation, while the
Rangoon bombing was carried out by the object nation. Together they
were hitting South Korea, hoping for a total demoralization. But what
happened? I showed up with new energy, and within 10 days the national
morale was restored to its highest level. The communist bloc also
suffered a humiliating setback in the Western Hemisphere through the
Grenada invasion. No month was more hot, hectic and important than
Last year was the first year of the final three years' wilderness
period. That is why I went to Korea during that year. Our slogan for
1983 was "Home Church Is Our Land of Settlement." That land of
settlement is Korea. This year, we have gone one step further with our
slogan. "The Creation and Building of the Fatherland." This is an
historical turning point.
At Jesus' crucifixion, two thieves were hung on crosses, one on Jesus'
left and one on his right. By the Principle, we know that the one on
the right symbolized the free world to come and the one of the left
symbolized the communist world. The one on the left mocked Jesus and
said, "If you are really the son of God, why don't you come down from
there and save all of us?"
At the time of Heung Jin's accident, two other blessed children were
with him. They. survived and are now in good condition. As Heung Jin
was driving, a big truck approached, traveling in the opposite lane.
The driver of the truck hit his brakes to avoid a patch of ice, but
his trailer jack-knifed into their lane. Normally the person in the
front passenger's seat would have been hurt the worst. But Heung Jin
had just enough time to turn the car so that he took the brunt of the
impact. When his two friends, Jin Bok and Jin Gil, got out of the
hospital, they testified in tears that Heung Jin had died on their
behalf. He could easily have turned the other way to protect himself,
but they reported that he deliberately took the impact to save them.
Heung Jin was truly born to save others, which he did even at the
moment of his death. Thus his sacrifice for the others represents a
sacrifice for the sake of the world. The position of Abel is always a
sacrifice, and Heung Jin never feared that possibility; in fact he
virtually volunteered for it.
Jesus and the two thieves were all crucified; but in the case of Heung
Jin, he died and the two representatives of the world survived,
healthy and strong. Jin Bok and Jin Gil had often testified that Heung
Jin was always saying, "I love my father and he is in danger. I am in
a position to protect him, and I am ready to die to do that." These
two boys lost their own father many years ago; because of that, Heung
Jin always loved them very much and felt a fatherly heart toward them.
Because Heung Jin paved the way, the door is wide open to save the
communist and the free worlds. He sacrificed himself on the national
foundation level to bring unity between the democratic and communist
worlds. The. accident occurred in the Western world, but he was buried
in Korea; thus his body is linked to both worlds. His body was
returned to his homeland, signifying the national foundation, yet he
died for the sake of the world. Since he lived and died on the
victorious national foundation, he will be able to travel back and
forth in spirit world. He will be able to work here in America on the
national level and move on to the worldwide level.
We have a far greater foundation for the land of settlement than at
the time of Jesus. The door of salvation for humanity has been opened
far wider because of Heung Jin's sacrifice. Even Jesus did not
establish the national level, because he had not established the True
Parents' position. But Heung Jin had True Parents, who laid the
national foundation for him to inherit.
Heung Jin's sacrifice echoed the situation of the two thieves
crucified beside Jesus — it was their resurrection. Even though many
sacrifices have been made by our church elders in the past, such as
Mr. Eu and Mr. Lee, and also by my other child who died, they were
sacrifices only on the church level. Heung Jin made the first
sacrifice on the national level. This is the reason why he can become
a commander-in-chief in the spirit world and the physical world,
moving freely back and forth.
Since Heung Jin was unmarried, his death has another significance. The
spirit world is still an unmarried realm and will remain so until the
True Parents go there. He has become the commander-in-chief of all
those unmarried men and women in spirit world. For that reason, I told
Heung Jin not to worry about being unmarried. I will provide him with
an adopted son here on earth. That means he shall receive the Blessing
Heung Jin took on all the blame for the Unification Church; by dying
for that purpose, he has freed everybody else. Therefore, his
contribution touches not only our church but also the free world and
the communist world. All those people will come to love Heung Jin. He
loved the world and proved it by becoming the conditional sacrifice
for the world. For that reason, the rest of the Unification Church
must also love the world.
He died in my place. Therefore, your love for him must manifest itself
in your love for me. Before this, spirit world has had no way to
connect to True Parents; but because Heung Jin is a direct
representative, they can now connect. Also, they can connect
themselves to the Unification Church because he died for you, too.
Here on earth, Heung Jin showed the example of loving his fellow man
unto his life. Likewise, out of love for his father, he died. for the
sake of the world, knowing that his father could continue to live for
the sake of the world. By loving Heung Jin, those men and women in
spirit world can connect with the True Parents on earth. Therefore,
his entry into that world was a great and joyful day; he came as the
messiah of love for the spirit world.
Heung Jin set the example for martyrdom in our church. The spirit
world and the physical world must love him. The True Parents' position
has been that of willingness and joyfulness to contribute their
beloved son for the great benefit of the spirit world and physical
God lost the chance to love Adam and Eve, who fell as teenagers. Now
this pure, unmarried teenage son has been lifted up into spirit world.
This is the first time such a gift could be given to God — an
unstained child whom He could love. Therefore, I told God that I would
not feel sad for myself but rather repent that when I was a teenager I
could not love Korea enough and that there wasn't enough foundation at
that time. By the sacrificing of my son for the world,; I have now
fulfilled my responsibility to the nation of Korea and to the world.
What I myself could not do in the past can now be received by God
through Heung Jin's sacrifice.
The spirit world, the physical world, and the True Parents are loving
Heung Jin. Upon the total sacrifice Heung Jin made for the sake of
those two passengers in his car, who symbolize the free and communist
worlds, I am proclaiming that he obtained the victory of love. I will
now physically save the free world and the communist world.
Furthermore, I am declaring the resurrection of love. In this way, the
realm of death has no more power.
The Day of the Victory of Love
hat is why I declared that the funeral of Heung Jin should be
entirely different from any other. It was to be a joyful celebration,
even like a wedding day. Furthermore, I declared the Day of the
Victory of Love. I never had the time to think in terms of my own
son's death but rather of how this victory would benefit God and hurt
Satan's realm. Thus I concentrated upon making many conditions to be
able to declare that Day of Victory of Love.
Instead of thinking in terms of our departed son, Mother and I were
centered upon the dispensation of God. In the. hospital, I held the
Unification Ceremony to bring universal benefit. I pledged to God that
the True Parents would remain regally proud and that the entire spirit
world and physical world would recognize the True Parents and praise
them for this victory of love. The entire world will proclaim to the
True Parents, "You are the true center of God's love."
On the Day of Victory of Love the True Parents have reached a new
level and are marching forward upon the foundation of Heung Jin's
sacrifice. Therefore I said to Mother, "This is not the time to shed
tears. This is actually a moment of glory for God and humanity.
Particularly during the funeral time, you are not in the position to
shed tears." I admonished her not to shed. tears in public; privately,
as a loving mother, she will shed many tears.
At 4 a.m. on Jan. 3, 1984, I declared the Day of Victory of Love. The
number. represented by that time is significant — four plus one (the
first month) plus three equals eight, the number for renewal. Heung
Jin has been given a new mission. He is a truly free man now! able to
travel between the spirit world and physical world. So his mission is
to lead young people in both realms! cleansing them by the power of
We have maintained Heung Jin's room in East Garden just as it was. His
brothers and sisters have all wanted to go in there to sleep and study
since he has passed on; they feel a powerful attraction in that room.
Thus the power and magnetism that Heung Jin has for young people is
already being manifested.
I have begun a special dispensation in Korea. Members of our church
throughout the world will be given an identification card with my
picture on it. Those who are loyal and carry this card with them all
the time will inevitably be affected by good spirit world. But there
are conditions to be met in order to hold that card. You cannot be
focused on selfish interests of
for a certain time before you qualify. After meeting that spiritual
condition you will gain the blessing of True Parents and good things
will truly happen to you.
The Day of Victory of Love is the most significant day in our move-
ment. You too must manifest the true love of God in your deeds.
Without a truly loving spirit, you cannot be worthy of this special
day. I did not shed any tears over the loss of Heung Jin through the
whole time of the funeral. It was only when Col. Pak came back from
Korea and reported about the victorious proceedings there that I
finally shed tears for my son. I am a public man and therefore must be
stern with myself.
I always preached to Mother, "You are like a tree with new leaves at
the top. When a storm comes, the leaves will blow and the branches
will sway. But never forget that the leaves are attached to the
branches, and the branches are attached to the trunk, which is
attached to the root. You will never be separated from your root, no
matter how turbulent the emotional storms are that shake you. You must
not be broken."
Through this event, the Unification Church will never be weakened but
will leap forward. This greatest sacrifice will bring about greater
victories. From now on, centering on the True Parents and upon the
declaration of the Day of Victory of Love, vindication will. come to
us. As long as you love the True Parents more than you love anyone or
anything else, you will overcome Satan. The power of love will be your
vindication, because Heung Jin died for all of us and he opened the
door so that everyone can be entitled to the privilege of love.
Now your duty is to love the True Parents even more than Heung Jin
did. If you have that as your criterion, death will hold no power and
Satan will retreat. Satan used to be able to conquer and control love,
but from now on love shall be governed by God. This is a great, great
Basically I am telling you that our power of love is now able to
conquer the power of death. Upon this foundation, I declared the Day
of Victory of Love. The satanic world will crumble faster now, but you
will determine the rate of decay. The faster you move, the faster it
will crumble. That is your responsibility. Now is the time for you to
be running day and night doing God's work. Even though you may feel
you are about to die during these three years, don't worry. If you die
to yourself, you will not die physically but will see resurrection
come to this nation and even the world in these three years.
fter his three year mission, Jesus gained individual resurrection. We
are now bringing national resurrection and we shall move forward to
that goal and achieve the great victory.
Amen! Of course, everyone will die physically some day, but you won't
have to die in the satanic realm; you will die in the heavenly realm.
Our new tradition for funeral and burial is different from that of the
secular world and even the Christian world.
Now you know the importance of the Day of Victory of Love. Your
determination must be to gain inspiration from Heung Jin and even go
beyond his accomplishment. He will be with you, helping you. If you
tell him, "Heung Jin, I am going to surpass even your standard," he
will be pleased. He will say, "Go right ahead." That is a very
difficult standard to surpass, but that must be your goal. Heung Jin
will thank you for that. Spirit world is right here with us, so Heung
Jin is here, as well.
By the declaration of the Day of Victory of Love, even Jesus Christ
has gained greater freedom to come down to this world on the national
level. The entire Christian world has been liberated as well. There
are many theologians, professors, and other people who have come to
know me, and they have a good feeling about me. You will see that as
the International One World Crusade (IOWC) moves around the country,
their situations will be changing. Right now, they are doing
everything our of their vans. But soon they will be invited to live in
Due to the Day of Victory of Love, Esau is freed to love Jacob; Cain
can love Abel. Previously, Cain had to pay great indemnity in order to
love Abel. Cain was never in a position to love Abel, even though he
might have wanted to, because satanic forces were always dictating to
Cain whom he could love. But now the love of God has come down and
Cain can freely love Abel. In other words, Satan's power over love has
been greatly diminished.
The world is changing. You can feel it and you can see it, even in the
news media. Great changes are coming; the springtime of love is upon
us. When spring comes, most people think about having a picnic, but
conscientious farmers will use the time to sprinkle their seeds. That
is what we are going to do. Because we are different from the secular
world, we are going to work in the springtime to plant the seeds of
God's love in the hearts of men.
These next three years will be our time for planting God's love.
Everywhere we go, we will keep that consciousness. Shall we do it?