New York Ambassadors For Peace and Rally to
affirm Resolution form Jesus and the Saints
Rev. Mike Jenkins
Tuesday 15 October 2002
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In many ways there are challenges that we are facing due to the time
of the dispensation that we are standing in. However, this is the time
of the Cheon Il Guk and the more we are confident and step forward on
faith the more our ministers and allies will turn and follow.
Last Saturday, October 12 at the Tarrytown Hilton in New York a follow
up educational meeting for the Ambassadors for Peace conducted.
60 leaders from religious, political, academic and many other fields
came to receive the advanced education for the Ambassadors for Peace.
Rev. Andy Compton opened with an excellent presentation of the meaning
of the Ambassadors for Peace and how important their roles were going
to be to bring peace at this time.
Mr. Antonio Betancourt the Secretary General of IIFWP of North
America conducted the seminar using the powerpoint from the International
Leadership Conference which covers the basic concept of the IIFWP and
the world projects of our True Parents. It also highlights the three
principles of building a True Family, Living for the Sake of Others and
the proper use of our resources - both economic and environmental.
He also presented the essence and the importance of the blessing
and interestingly most of the participants had attended the September
14th Blessing in NY. Therefore Mr. Betancourt said you are not only
appointed but you are "anointed". His presentation of the four great
realms of heart and how these realms of love can only be learned only in
the family completely won the hearts of all the participants. He also
presented Father's teaching on True Love especially as it relates to
the purity and sanctity of sexual love between husband and wife had many
of the Women Ambassadors smiling and nodding in full agreement. At the
end of his presentation I could see how deeply inspired the Ambassadors
were. Councilwoman Brown of New Rochelle, NY said, "I've received many
awards and certificates, but this is the most important appointment,
I've received in my life. I'm overwhelmed because I know that this is
really what the Lord wants to change this world."
At the Luncheon many Ambassadors for Peace that were not appointed
on September 30th at True Mother's speech in NY (150 received their
certificates there) received their appointments. Mr. Betancourt and I
gave the certificates of appointment.
Service for Peace was presented by Mrs. Robin Baum who gave a beautiful
testimony of how Mr. Hyun Jin Nim Moon called for those in the business
community to go out and serve somebody. She responded to the call and
has seen a tremendous transformation in many of the youth and the adults
that have gotten involved. They first began to clean up the street and
many of the young people were afraid due to gangs and other dangers.
However, as they cleaned the atmosphere changed and they felt the power
that they have to create change in people's hearts.
Robin is also working with a Presbyterian minister that feels
inspired to rebuild a Mosque that was bombed in Afghanistan. They are
making plans to serve a Mosque in NY as an act of love and respect.
Then Mr. Taj Hamad gave an introduction to Wango and the work to bring
the Non Governmental organizations into unity to assist the UN in solving
the problems of peace and other social challenges. The audience could
feel their "Ambassadorships" taking on more and more meaning as the
relevance of Father's foundation began to unfold through Taj's real
and clear descriptive work with President Wahid of Indonesia. He also
explained the enormous world impact that Father's work is having to
release tensions by letting the divergent streams of religious leaders
have opportunities to dialog in a most honest and yet "safe" environment.
Wango and IIFWP provide the kind of mutual respect for all religions
because Father's insight from God is that God created these religions
and therefore they are holy and must be respected.
The next part of the Program was in response to Father's direction that
we hold rallies to affirm the revelations that have come from Jesus and
other saints. Rev. Berol Greene began by reading Father's words and then
Rev. Tom Corley our Pastor of the Long Island FFWPU and Family Church
did a reading of the revelations.
Then I was asked to speak and the audience was very very receptive.
Because of the work we have been doing with Bishop Stallings,
Rev. Edwards, Rev. C. Phillip Johnson and Bishop Dan Johnson and
particularly the John The Baptists that stood firmly by True Mother's
side as we traveled America proclaiming the Messiah. God has helped us
to develop a Biblical presentation that building an unshakable bridge
between their current religious position and the completed testament
affirmation of the Second Advent. It also embraces in such a way that
the Moslem Imams also feel embraced.
I started with the verse in which Jesus says "I am the Way the Truth
and the Life, No one comes to the Father but by Me". Then I gave the
testimony of how Jesus called Father on Easter Sunday in 1936 and he
responded to the call. Then thru the Bible we walked together through
the way that Jesus was treated in the Bible. The revelations are from
Jesus and that is the basis of the testimony. Dr. Andy Wilson commented
on how well the audience received the message and are ready they were
ready to affirm the testimonies.
This is in great part due to Rev. Dong Woo Kim and the New York
leaders led by Rev. Andy Compton and Rev. Esteban Galvan.
Then Bishop Stallings brought everyone to such a profound and deep
level in understanding that we are all being returned to our original
position as sons and daughters of God. He then said we must understand
who we are, why we are here and where we are going. The question is not
who is Rev. Moon. If you know your position before God then the answer
concerning Rev. Moon comes naturally. We must know that we are divine
beings created by God and now at the Second Coming we are coming to be
fully restored to our original state.
How? By getting rid of the "bad blood". We have bad blood which is
tainted and cursed due to the fall. Jesus washied us in his blood and
gave us forgiveness of sin but we still pass on this bad blood which
allows evil to still manifest through us. We must get a spiritual
blood transfusion through the Holy Wine! We have to change our blood
lineage then we can be free to become little gods before the big G !!!
In Psalms 82:6 the Lord says we are little gods. Jesus affirmed it in John
10:34-35: "We are gods. We are God's temple." That was the key problem
with John the Baptist, he didn't know who he was. When Jesus said he was
Elijah, he said he was not !! This caused confusion among those that
were seeking to confirm Jesus' role by understanding where was Elijah
who was prophesied to appear before the Lord. John's denial meant he
didn't know who he was. "Do you know who you are?" Bishop Stallings
asked. Could it be that you were chosen as Ambassadors for Peace to
bring about the Kingdom of God. Who are you? You are the ones chosen to
receive the Messiah. Why are you here? To build the Kingdom of God by
breaking down all racial, denominational and religious barriers so that
we might realize God's dream for all of his children.
Where are you going? You are going to build your ministry, expand your
work for God has given you the work that you are in so that you might
play out your role to Strenthen The Family. You are the Ones and Father
and Mother Moon are worthy of the title of Messiah , the "anointed one"
of the Completed Testament age.
With the atmosphere rich with love and inspiration, Rev. Galvan led
us to that altar of faith. He called upon a Moslem Imam, Imam Kanate,
a Christian, Dr. Michelle Berry, a Buddist Venerable Monk Bang, a
man of Jewish heritage - Dr. Andy Wilson. In a profound correlation
to the testimonies of the saints in heaven these leaders came forward
representing their ancestries and religious traditions and in their own
ways affirmed before heaven and earth the testimony of the religious
leaders led by Jesus.
Then, led by Bishop Stallings these four leaders signed the resolution
from heaven. Father said that as we do this the power and spirit of the
religious leaders and their disciples are released upon the earth to
expand and gather the faithful from their followers on earth.
This is the time of a new Pentecost.
Special thanks to New York and Mr. Antonio Betancourt for an excellent