The Words Of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Uniting Cain and Abel
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they only hated him the more. He said to them, "Hear this dream which I have dreamed: behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright; and behold, your sheaves gathered round it, and bowed down to my sheaf." His brothers said to him, "Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to have dominion over us?" So they hated him yet more for his dreams and for his words. Then he dreamed another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed another dream; and behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me." But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him, and said to him' "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?" And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind. . . .
Then Joseph could not control, himself before all those who stood by him; and he cried, "Make every one go out from me." So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph; is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, I pray you." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to ' preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here but God; and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Make haste and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry; you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have; and there I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come; lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.' And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. You must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Make haste and bring my father down here." Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.
Genesis 37:5-11, 45:1-15
When you are successful in home church and bring your own relatives there for a banquet, what do you think will happen? Their attitude will change immediately. When you and your members bow deeply to them and serve them at the head table, don't you think they will want to do the same thing and bow down? The Bible says many times that your worst enemy is in your family; you don't have to look in the Bible to find that out because you have experienced it! If you succeed in home church then you won' t even have to fight your worst enemy.
If you succeed in bringing all your home church people into oneness, do you think they will agree that everyone should help do home church with your family? You won't have to do anything to witness to your family; if you bring them to your home church then automatically they will become home church members. This would be the normal course in order for the Cain and Abel worlds to live harmoniously. This is what the Principle shows us. If it doesn't work, then there is no point at which we can say Principle works.
By successfully restoring Cain and Abel, you can restore Adam's family. Why do we work so hard as Abel to restore Cain? It's in order that we can restore our parents; before that we cannot bring back our parents. Abel will restore Cain, and then in the elder brother's position he will restore the parents that were lost. The same applies to the clan; the Cain-side clan would have to be restored by Abel before the restoration of the parental clan can happen.
Our Duty, Our Mission
We are going to the eternal homeland of God and our Parents, but you cannot return there without restoring Cain first, your elder brother. Unless you restore Cain, you have no escort with whom to enter together into the kingdom. Even if you restore your own relatives into the Church, as long as there is an evil Cain world outside, it can always destroy you and pull you back. Therefore, the Cain world must be taken care of first.
You must succeed in the Cain home church; then you can do one more home church in your hometown and bring your own family back to God. Not only your Cain home church but your own parents and brothers and sisters will really bow down to you as they recognize you as a saint.
Let Us Restore Our Homeland and Fatherland
1.14.79, World Mission Center
When you are literally adored by your home church people, will your own parents come and say, "You didn't love me at all. How can you love all these people? You will get nothing out of it"? Or will they say, "My son, you are great. I didn't know you were such a saint!"?
Home Church and the Battle of Love
One very practical reason for doing home church is for the sake of your clan. Once your home church people understand God and God's will, they can welcome and educate your clan; they can be better teachers than you. This will eliminate the division of Cain and Abel within your clan.
Total Completion of the Ideal
There is one more reason why this is the age of new dispensation. Since I have fully paved the way of indemnity you too can come back again. It means that after you go through indemnity you can go right back to your family and restore them. This is why New York has already started the home church movement. If Cain and Abel come into perfect unity then the parents can be restored. If you bring your Cain-side family into unity with your Abel-side family then you can restore the family as true parents. After becoming children of True Parents and one with your Cain and Abel families you will have actualized the foundation to restore heaven on the family level.
The free world and communist world are divided now. There is division underway in the world but internally Cain and Abel must come into unity. When the Cain and Abel families come into unity it means the True Parents' family can be restored. When these three levels come together in unity -- Adam's family and Cain and Abel's families and the third generation -- that will form the three stages for the perfection of God's dispensation. That's the place where Cain and Abel won't fight anymore. That's the beginning of heaven and of restoration beyond the place where the fall took place. Unity really comes into being here at the third stage.
We are here to witness, which means restoring the Cain family. The restoration of Abel's family will follow after that. Once you do that then you yourself can be true parents to them and the restoration of your own clan can begin. As soon as the New York members finish the necessary work in home churches in New York they will go to their home towns to restore their own families. You are acting as the messiah of your family and clan by bringing them into unity.
The Age of New Dispensation
The final destination is the restored family, and in order to accomplish it you have to struggle in two worlds and overcome many barriers. The Cain and Abel struggle exists within the free world and within the nation and church, even in the Unification Church. The barriers are always there, even in the Unification Church, and you must overcome them.
Our goal is to do home church -- first Cain home church, then Abel home church. Only then will you enter this restored family.
After the completion of a home church in the Cain world you can go and build one more home church, your Abel home church. Then you can invite your father and mother and whole family, and together with them you can enter the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God accepts only families, not just individuals. A family is three generations, and that is what you are supposed to enter with.
Home Church and the Completion of the Kingdom of Heaven
1.1.79, World Mission Center
I am not the one who should buy myself a home in Korea. The parents' home should be bought by the children, Cain and Abel. God's house, too is bought by the children; home church will become God's dwelling place, God's house.
Victory of Home Church (Midnight Address)
1.1.82. World Mission Center
Father has a different kind of responsibility now. He dedicated all his life to the world, but now he has to work for the sake of his own children. Father never even had so much time to talk to them before. Father also has to act as a husband to his wife, to Mother. He will have to meet his relatives, talk to them, and do something for them. So Father knew that eventually, after you do your public work, he could allow you private time; therefore Father started the home church. Do the public work through them, and later you can have your own private time through them too. Do you understand?
Father Speaks to the Crusade
Once you have an outer home church in your area, you will also have an inner home church, which is your family. When you go back to your hometown after your home church victory, the people will automatically come and listen to you. When I go back to Korea after being in America, which is my Cain nation, I am received and welcomed by my Abel nation. The Koreans don't have to study Principle to accept me; if I am welcomed by Americans then Koreans will accept me also.
The Abel's Path from the Providential Point of View
You have heard about home churches, but do you know why we are doing this? In God's dispensational formula Abel must always leave his home in order to save Cain. Unless Abel goes out to restore Cain, his elder brother, he cannot return to his true homeland. In the fallen world Cain is pulling the world, but in restoration the younger brother is pulling the world, becoming the elder brother whom Cain will follow. In the reverse process of restoration God recognizes the younger brother Abel as the true elder brother and he always goes before God together with Cain, saying, "God, this is my brother and I want you to love him." God will accept that proposal.
The Completion Period for the Dispensation
There is a very concrete practical reason why we do this. If you are Abel then you need Cain, and only together with Cain can you come to God. You cannot go to God alone, no matter how wonderful you are. Let this be the start of your future for the next 25 years. Think of nothing but home church and then you will accomplish God's dispensation.
25th Anniversary of the Unification Church
Now the time has come when if you work faithfully and very hard then you can restore your own family. If God recognizes your foundation then in a few years no parents will oppose you.
Now be certain that you know that the age of Abel's indemnity has changed to the age of Cain's indemnity. When you go back to your own home you have to love your family and then save them.
The Age of New Dispensation
In home church you shall be recognized by parents first. So far I have been describing Cain-type home church, but the Abel-type home church of your own relatives must also be developed. There your parents must be the first people to recognize you, before you are recognized by the society.
Historical View of the Dispensation
9.18. 79, Belvedere
You cannot start with your grandparents but must start with your parents and work backwards. When you can bring members from your own family circle there will be no persecution, but now you are still in the transition time when you have to bring people outside your family to make your foundation. This is why you must start home churches. Once you restore 84 people on Cain's side then you will go back to bring your own family members. In doing this you will be working to lay a foundation just as Jesus did. You will become like a parent to them in the True Parents' position.
The Start of the 40-Day Witnessing Condition
Joseph's family was in the Abel position, while Zachariah's family was in the Cain position. Their unity was an essential key that would have enabled Jesus to be received. One essential point of Principle is that the position of parent can only be secure upon the unity of the children, Cain and Abel. That unity is what allows the restoration of Adam. The messiah's position is that of parent so through home church, unity can be established between Cain and Abel clans.
Let Us Protect Ourselves
The two major families at Jesus' time were Joseph's family and Zachariah's family, which was the Cain family from which John the Baptist came. These two families were meant to work together, but when they failed to unite, they were shattered. Within your home church Joseph and Zachariah's families are expressed as Cain and Abel.
You have two types of home church -- the Cain-type is in your 360 homes, and after that is restored, you will do Abel-type home church in your own family. When both are completed, you are elevated to the parent's position, the Messiah's position, and then you are in heaven. In this miniature dispensation I have made your job practical and easy.
Core Love and Indemnity
10.22.81, World Mission Center
You would like to have your family be God-centered, wouldn't you? Home church is the base for you to practice this particular way of life. Then later you will go back to your relatives and install the ideal in the midst of your physical family. Everyone of you is now going through the tribal level since I have finished the nation and world levels. When you penetrate the tribal level you can go right to your family. This is where Jesus could not fulfill, so this is your starting point. You are going to love this tribe, your home church. You will be persecuted for that and yet you must love them unconditionally. By meeting that criteria you will ultimately love your family more than your tribe. Your tribe must bear witness, and signatures from 360 homes will be given that you are a son of God.
When you have your own family God is going to say that since you loved your home church tribe so much, you should go ahead and love your family more than your tribe. You must love your family more than you love anything else because they represent your tribe, your nation and world. That's the foundation of heaven. Once you reach this family level, there will no longer be any need for you to leave them.
Once your Cain home church is completed there is one more step you will go to your hometown and form your Abel home church centering on your relatives and family. Then you shall be truly elevated as messiah. Once you come to that point you will not have to do the difficult work of MFT [Mobile Fund Raising Team] or witnessing because you will have graduated from all that.
Your children won't have to have MFT training or witness door to door. There will be no more separation between God and men because their sensitivity will automatically lead them home. We will do all the difficult tasks from human history that need to be finished instead of leaving them to our descendants. We will hand down the glory, not the indemnity. It is a great blessing and a victorious declaration that we can do home church so that later on we can return to our hometowns and become tribal messiahs.
Once you walk that path and live it in actuality, there will be no room for Satan ever to come near you with accusation. Unless you fulfill home church yourself, however, your mission will be handed down to your children with even greater suffering. Then there will be two separate worlds, the world of those children who must do home church in place of their parents, and the world where people are rejoicing over the true family and true ideal home. God does not want to see that division happen.
There is no doubt that MFT and home church are tough jobs, but I want to see you welcomed in your hometowns and living in happy families. Do your utmost to bring the completion of that goal.
True Parents Day and Our Family
3.28.79, World Mission Center
Soon you will have your own Abel family with as many children as possible. What about the other families in the society, the Cain families? The American tradition is to say, "We don't want to worry about Cain. Let them worry about themselves," but that is not God's way of restoration. Cain is your elder brother and you cannot ignore him or his family. The country of America itself is in the position of Cain to you and your family. Since you cannot deal with the entire country, you must have a representative area to deal with and this is your home church area. It is Abel's job to create unity with Cain; God cannot just hand you that unity.
Your family as a unit is in a direct lineage from the True Parents and God; the Cain families are in the side-lineage. You and they must be united. We have a primarily spiritual mission but we must work within the physical realm to accomplish our mission. Abel's family must play the leading role in every way, spiritual as well as economic. Without your serving Cain, the restoration will not take place. To the extent that you sacrifice for the world's sake they will want to offer you great rewards. They will offer you material things and they will want you to teach them and their children. In this way you will have restored your parental position toward them. When you have established that, the satanic family will be able to cross over into the heavenly domain and be free of Satan.
Very soon many of you will start having children. Can your attitude toward your baby be, "I will love this child more than anyone else"? You must love Cain first and then Cain will turn around and love and care for your own children in order to pay you back. This is the proper way for your children to be loved. This is my tradition; I always served other families before my own. When Cain is united with you, together you can love your own children.
Why do we live in such a way? We must restore the position of the angels. We must restore the proper order of God first, Adam and Eve second, children third and angels fourth. Because of this we cannot love our own children with all our attention and focus as we are naturally inclined to do. In the original world it was not supposed to be that way, but since we are restoring the fall we must serve other families before our own. Then we can let the other families serve our own children together with us, thus restoring the position of the angels.
In order for you to restore the position of true parent, you must love the elder son, Cain, first. Your own son will be in Abel's position, or the second son. Until you have loved the first son you cannot love the second. Your elder Cain son will be subjugated by heart, not by force. He will rebel against you at first but you must keep trying to serve and subjugate him with your love. One day he will bow down to you from his heart. The Principle teaches that you must not love your Abel son first even though it is painful to do that. Is it clear to you? . . .
You should care for the children of the people in your area and bring them presents. When you care so diligently for other people's children they will want to bring gifts to your children, in turn. That must be the way your children receive gifts.
By loving your home church people you are loving your own children and by that relationship your own children will benefit immensely. When you bring your children up strictly according to the Principle, they will grow up and work for the sake of the country. At that point the Abel children will fulfill the elder son's position. That will be the beginning of the new history. You are laying the foundation now by uniting the Cain and Abel faction. In that way your children will be able to go directly to God without having to make Cain/Abel unity.
Ultimately one country will appear which God can call His own. Once this country appears all the other countries will have to follow. God's order will thus be established.
It is so important what we do now! We are in search of our home but it is not waiting for us somewhere. It must be cultivated and created by us. Before we can do that we must accomplish all these points of understanding. When I started pushing you so strongly for home church, I gave you slogans like: Home Church Is the Base of the Kingdom of Heaven. Home church is the base of the Kingdom of Heaven because it is your base.
The immediate goal of restoration is the restoration of the lost elder son. God has tried again and again to accomplish this and now all the multiple complications of history have to be straightened out. It has come to the culmination point of home church and I am passing on the inheritance of home church to you blessed couples.
Adam came as the eldest son. Jesus was in the position of second son. The third Adam must restore the elder son's position. The whole family of fallen Adam became the satanic elder sons family while True Parents' family is the beginning of the family of God's elder son. This is the time of the historical changeover when two worlds are clearly being distinguished. once we solve the problems of Cain through home church there will be no more Cain/Abel problems for our children in the future. They will be able to go to God directly without needing to make unity with Cain. The home church areas are the last foothold of Satan. By loving and sacrificing yourself for the people in the area Satan will be chased out and will no longer have a foothold on the earth.
The path of restoration has come to the point where you can now claim the legitimate position of elder son of True Parents through home church. This is truly the beginning of the civilization of True Adam and the end of fallen Adam. The new civilization is being passed through the True Parents down to you and your children. Those three generations are the elements of the heavenly foundation. You must follow True Parents' way and your children must follow your way. You cannot escape the Principle but must follow it absolutely.
In Search of Our Home