Volume One, The Restoration of True Love
by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
You know something of the first seven-year course after 1960, but not
its full background.
Behind this course was the history of God's family and the history of
a God-centered tribe. In order for you to understand this history, you
should receive the Blessing. I cannot reveal this background unless
you receive and inherit the victorious standard of the Blessing. When
you know that course completely, you will feel how bitter the history
of restoration has been. Therefore, we have to realize how precious
the Blessing is.
If we desire the Blessing, we should concentrate first on how to live
solely for God's will. When Jesus prayed in Gethsemane, he prayed that
not his own will but God's will be done. He did not choose the path of
the cross because of his own will. Unless, like Jesus, you are
confident of being able to overcome the problems of life and death,
you cannot welcome or walk the path of restoration. Are you confident
enough to dedicate your life for God's will? If you take this course,
you should know you cannot go alone; you must be able to relate to all
people, and be able to console those who are going to follow you on
Restoration and Blessing 2-2-69
When men and women take marriage vows, they are pledging themselves to
one purpose and goal -- pure unity of love.
True Parent's Mission 4-20-80
It's no secret that our members don't marry for today: actually, today
is the most painful time. We marry for the future and for our
descendants; though it is not easy, our better judgment tells us to do
it anyway. Imagine that the most handsome man in the world decides to
marry the ugliest woman in the world, feeling that for the sake of the
future she will be the most ideal mate for him. Would people be happy
or uneasy at seeing that scene? Would the person who supported the
idea be happy at their success, or the person who did not support it?
That husband and wife might seem to be an unbalanced couple, but the
husband who pursues that future goal is the highest, and therefore the
central one. Will history have to record this event for the education
of other people, or should it write disapprovingly of this couple?
Today is always brief, but the future is everlasting.
The Victorious Day 6-29-80
Once the media starts to report correctly about the Unification
Church, people will have a chance to find out the truth -- that our
young people will be matched with better mates than they could choose
ourselves, their wedding expenses will be less, and they will never
separate. The sons and daughters-in-law from the Unification Church
are wonderful, and the husbands and wives cherish each other. When
people know this then they will really be interested in the Church.
Our Duty, Our Mission 10-5-80
One of the most important characteristics of the Unification Church is
that we link the word "blessing" with marriage. The Chinese word for
blessing is composed of two characters. The left portion of both
characters signifies clothing.
The right portion of the top character means elder brother. Analyzing
it in detail, the upper part of the right portion is a square which
represents the mouth. In our way of life, the mouth is always a
problem; it always needs to be fed. The lower two strokes represent
Cain and Abel. The stroke going straight down signifies Cain, and the
other which heads down and then rises signifies Abel.
The right portion of the lower character contains a horizontal line, a
square, and a square enclosing a cross. The horizontal line means
"one," which signifies God. The Korean word for God, "Hananim," means
"Mister One." As we said, the square signifies a mouth, which
represents a person. The square enclosing a cross represents a field
which produces crops, representing all things of creation. So the
lower character means God, mankind and all things of creation -- all
enveloped by the same clothes. Thus the Chinese character for
"blessing" means to put on, or wear, God, mankind and all things of
On God's Day I gave a sermon about heart, or mind. I concluded that
our mind should be like clothing enveloping God; God should occupy the
center of our mind. Then our body is the clothing for our mind. The
next level of dual characteristics is man and woman; the woman becomes
the clothing for the man. Children become the clothing surrounding the
parents. The relatives or clan become the clothing for the family.
It's your Blessing that matters now. We are talking about your well
being. Our way of life is 180 degrees opposite from the conventional
way. We are so strict and even puritanical, in a way, because by
living this way we are creating a revolution. We are turning the wheel
of history around in a completely opposite direction. We are breaking
past concepts which have become habits, embedded even in our cells!
Many men and women are now engaged and will participate in the
Blessing. I want you to understand that this is a vertical act based
on universal law -- not just a horizontal relationship God and spirit
world are involved in your engagement. Whatever I do, I automatically
bring God and the spirit world into it. All my actions have vertical
meaning. Horizontally, I am in the position of parents but vertically
I am in the position of God and the archangel.
Our motivation is different. We are not acting from self-centered love
but from unselfish, true love. If you deny this principle, you repeat
the fall. If you accept it and live up to it, the world will change
direction and be transformed. This is the position of the Unification
Church. Our mission and responsibility are great. Upon our shoulders
rest God's dispensation and all of human history. We are the ones to
realign human history in accordance with God's dispensation.
The Blessing From the Viewpoint of the
Dispensation of History 1-18-81
Marriage itself is for the sake of God and His providence, because
spirit world centers around the family foundation. It is much better
for an individual to be part of a couple in fulfilling the ideal. That
is why you need marriage; it is not just for your own happiness.
Noble Dream 12-1-81
Adam and Eve were to marry primarily for the sake of God, not for
This should be the motivation for your marriage as well. Whenever you
think, "I don't want to marry my fiancée," you should remember these
points. Adam and Eve were completely at the mercy of God; they had no
choice of a mate. In the true tradition, therefore, parents should
decide whom their children ought to marry. You are marrying for the
sake of your parents, in a way. Until you marry, you live in your
parents' home and have no real claims of your own. From the Principle
point of view, do you think that what I am saying is correct or not?
Even after Eve fell, if Adam had been stronger and had not fallen, God
could have restored Eve much more easily. The great tragedy was that
they defiled each other. According to the same principle, women who
fall away from the truth today must not defile their fiancé. If you
men cut off from such a woman, God will provide you with a better
bride. God selected Mother for me; I didn't do it myself. If either
fiancée commits sin and becomes defiled, there is still room for
restoration as long as the other remains pure.
Fallen love is the trap which Satan has been employing for 6,000
biblical years. In a split second, you can make the gravest mistake.
You are like sticks of dynamite; but for a couple's love to explode in
beautiful joy, the fuses of two dynamite sticks must not be lit until
the right moment. Otherwise, their explosion will shatter them. For
the consummation of your love to be constructive, the order must come
from God, through the True Parents, and then on to you. If it happens
at the wrong time, the love will be directed by Satan. Your love
should focus outward for the sake of God and True Parents, and not
inward on yourselves.
You will meet some day, after each of you has been cleansed as an
individual. On that promised day when you come together as husband and
wife, you will become one body and one family, with the approval and
blessing of God and True Parents. After that you can live happily
together. If you touch your fiancée in an intimate way while you are
engaged, you are defiling her. Even though she is your fiancée, you
are not authorized to take her love in that way. You must first
cleanse your past.
When you walk down the aisle at your wedding, you must have no
thoughts of the girls you dated in the past; you must never criticize
your heavenly bride according to the standards of the fallen world,
wishing she were prettier, or taller, or whatever. You must regard
your wife as God's gift to you; your blessed spouse is the best one
possible for you, much better than a king or queen. You are a son of
God marrying a daughter of God; you are marrying a princess! There is
no greater position in the world than that.
Don't defile your mind and think about your past fallen sexual
experiences. You should consider your previous loves your worst
enemies. You must cut off from that past; you must become clean men
and women when you enter the Blessing. Cut off all the strings
attaching you to the satanic world and free yourself; then you can
cross over into the heavenly realm.
Once you enter the family-level dispensation, a higher standard of
accomplishment is required. When you receive the Blessing and start
your family, it is as if you given an automobile for driving along the
highway to the Heavenly Kingdom. You must be able to drive the car; if
the car starts to break down, you will be in trouble. When you no
longer live as just an individual but as a family, your problems will
Restoration through indemnity is your medicine. Even though the
medicine tastes bitter, you must swallow it in order to be cured. You
certainly don't enjoy the taste of the medicine, but you realize it is
you only means to be healed.
You must realize that behind you lies a long history of ancestral sin.
To liquidate that history as an individual requires a great amount of
indemnity. If you are a fine, handsome man, a good way to do it would
be to marry and love an unattractive woman. By doing so you can
completely liberate your sinful ancestry.
I resolved to accept as my bride an elderly, very fat woman if God so
desired. Since my attitude was to accept absolutely anyone God chose,
God gave me a beautiful, young woman -- Mother -- as my bride. No one
can accuse that match, either, because it was not of my own
initiative; it was completely from God and the spirit world. That is
the law of indemnity.
True Parents and Our Responsibility 12-27-81
When you meet your fiancée, if you have the time or energy to kiss
her, you should be thinking more about your nation, your world and
God. Your fiancée can wait. He or she is a good person and will not be
corrupted, but this nation is crumbling, society is crumbling.
You have to become the spiritual fire fighters and doctors who can
save this nation, Is what we are doing right or wrong? Perhaps I will
hold the next engagement ten years from now! Why? I want you to devote
your youth totally to the salvation of the nation. Think about it: is
my teaching wrong? You are engaged, but in the meantime, you are
fighting for the salvation of this nation. You are sacrificing your-
selves during this time, but God will preside at your marriage. You
can have no better wedding than this.
Everyone is Headed Somewhere 3-7-82
Even if your husband or wife cannot make it, that does not give you
the right to give up. Think, "You may abandon me, but I will not
abandon you or this path." There is no such thing as abandonment in
God's world. Our way of life requires us to be patient and persevere.
If you are abandoned, that is not your responsibility. Think, "Because
God exists, I have hope. I will return to Him one way or another."
That is the meaning of the Blessing given on July 1, 1982.
Where is God then? In spirit world God is still invisible, but you can
feel His presence perfectly. Just as your conscience guides you now,
God is present in your heart, guiding you in spirit world. By then you
will truly feel the value of having followed the True Parents here on
earth. You will be victorious in heaven and earth and feel deeply
grateful to God and True Parents. That precious thing can only be
achieved through the foundation of the family. In order to achieve
such a family I gave you the Blessing.
Have I given you too much tough material this morning? Did my sermon
interfere with plans you had for your future family life, perhaps a
cozy apartment with no interruptions and lots of love and joy? I
preached the wrong sermon for that! I'm sorry, but I have to do it. Do
you thank me or hate me for these words today? Within this principle
of true love you have total freedom of conscience and you can truly be
happy. For eternity you will not be able to praise each other enough.
Was this Blessing given to you freely or was it earned by you? It is
given by heaven, as God's gift. Why does God give it to you? He wants
to see true love consummated within you and your home.
Some of you behaved very dishonorably in the past, with no moral
standards. You are grateful to True Parents for teaching the right
path. From now on, however, you cannot make a mistake because you know
the truth. You shall become righteous husbands and wives. Religious
people of the past made tremendous sacrifices to bring you into this
position to consummate true love. They were like the fertilizer for
your victory because they helped create the atmosphere for today. God
has been suffering for 6,000 biblical years, persevering in incredible
agony to see this one true couple, the True Parents. I am looking for
American couples who can be visited any time by God and True Parents.
You are trying to create a precious treasure for God's museum. That
task begins with your holy wedding. You sisters want to become true
daughters, wives and mothers, don't you? Who will acknowledge your
accomplishment and sign your certificate. What is the criteria we will
use to decide? It all centers on whether you have true love. The
center of true love is God, True Parents and your husband, and you
must serve these three. Never think that you possess true love by
Only through true love can you have any relationship with God and True
Parents. You brothers wan- to become true sons, husbands and fathers,
don't you? Who shall sign your certificate? Your wife, God, and True
Parents. It is not enough for your wife to say that you love her. True
Parents and God must also recognize your true love. Thereafter,
anywhere you go on earth or in heaven, you will be welcomed. Once you
reach that level, no matter how poor you are, you will never starve,
and your children will never desert or betray you. That is the center
of the force of the entire universe, and it will protect you according
to natural law. You will never be destroyed.
If you live in the world with a selfish point of view, you will not go
anywhere. When you reach out to hold your wife's hand, you should
first ask whether your hand has received the love of God and True
Parents. If your conscience says no, you have no right to hold your
wife's hand. If your eye does not deserve the love of True Parents and
God, it is a thief's eye. When you embrace your wife, do you have that
pure, unselfish love which represents heaven and earth?
Marriage within the Unification Church has an extraordinary meaning. A
man represents the plus part of the universe; a woman represents the
minus part of the universe. When God brings them together in harmony,
the fulfillment of his joy can come about. The mass weddings of the
Unification Church are guided by this particular philosophy and
New Family Given by God 9-5-82
You must understand clearly why you are marrying in the first place.
It is not primarily for your own gratification, but for the sake of
the vertical line between the parents and the children.
The Present Situation, Centering
Upon the Will of God 5-23-82
There will be over 2,000 couples blessed on July 1. Have you ever
considered that once I go to spirit world, you will be the ones to
give blessing to your home church people? They will say to you, "Since
Rev. and Mrs. Moon are not here, will you bless us on behalf of them?"
The day of the blessing will be July 1, the first day of the seventh
month. Seven plus one equals eight, which signifies a new start. Which
ones of you are determined to spend your honeymoons in your home
church area? Do you think Mother and I enjoyed a honeymoon? I still
don't know what the word means. When you inherit my mission fully, I
might consider taking a honeymoon for the first time.
When I left Korea, I left the mission there in the hands of the elder
members. Will you send me off on my honeymoon, saying, "We want to go
with you!" When I come back and see that your home church work is
successful, I will buy a jumbo jet and take all of you to the places I
Blessed Family 6-20-82
In ten more days, a historic event will take place in New York. This
is an occasion of world-wide importance. You will be participants in
this incredible event. Do you think it will happen again and again?
Suppose I bless you in July 1 and then die on July 2. Then what would
happen? Don't you see the uniqueness of this opportunity? You must
grab it by any means possible, even if only by a stick or a pole!
Participation in this historical event is in itself the greatest of
Just being admitted into Harvard is already a great honor, whether you
attend for four years, six years or whatever. If you really think of
the value of the Blessing, it transcends imagination. Even if your
fiancé were like the Elephant Man or the ugliest, most disabled woman,
to walk down the aisle and be sprinkled with water by the True Parents
is an historical marriage.
You may have traveled the world looking for a loving woman, without
being able to find one. Suppose you are given a document by the King
of love, certifying that you are a master of love and that you have
loved all of creation and even the spirit world. Still, you would need
to find someone of the opposite sex with whom to relate. Without
consummating that kind of relationship, nothing is really fulfilled.
Your attitude should be, "July 1 is the day on which God will finally
give me the person through whom I can consummate my love." You will be
participating in an incredible, unique and holy opportunity. You
should be able to declare, "Now I have found the person whom I can
love for the rest of my life and throughout eternity. Therefore, I am
going to devote every ounce of my energy in loving my mate."
July 1 should be your day of declaration and new beginning. On that
day, tell the world and the universe that you will love your mate more
than anybody you ever loved in your life. Then when you will walk
through Madison Square Garden to the notes of the Wedding March you
will not look at your fiancé and think, "I wish his (or her) face were
a little bit better." How could you imagine such a thing? Your spouse
is better than anything in nature; your spouse surpasses the birds and
the trees. On that day, your love must be unconditional. Everything
you see in him or her should be beautiful to your eyes. That is how
you should begin as a couple.
On July 1, you should meet that ideal standard and join with your
ideal mate. As we celebrate this Day of All Things in anticipation of
this historical Blessing, all nature can be deeply inspired and
rejoice with us. Those who want to pledge to consummate the true
standard of Adam and Eve's love on July 1, to become the flag bearers
of heaven and liberate the grief of all things, enabling them to
rejoice under their true masters -- raise your hands!
The Day of All Things 6-21-82
Now that you are joined in marriage as husband and wife and are
resolved to form an ideal family, complete with children, you must
work for three and a half years to fulfill the three steps of love --
parental, fraternal and conjugal. Will you welcome this course? How
can you say yes with such confidence? There is a very obvious reason
for answering yes, which I will describe to you.
In the beginning many husbands are not very considerate of their wife
because marriage is a new kind of relationship. If that is your
situation, you need to become like a mother to your husband. If you
cannot do that -- perhaps, because your mother did not show the
example -- at least try to be a good elder sister. Wives usually don't
consider their mate "my dear husband" in the beginning. More often
than not, you begin by considering him a good brother or a good
father, and after a long time he will begin to be a good husband.
The other day I explained how conjugal love is the third important
type of love. How fantastic it is when you wives can regard your
husband as your real father and he can regard you as his real mother!
In the next stage, you will regard him as a good elder brother and he
will regard you as a good elder or younger sister. Afterwards, you
will become true husband and wife.
Look at couples in America today. When one gets angry with the other,
he or she goes out and gives affection to someone else. The husband
comes home, kisses his wife and the next moment they are fighting each
other; the following day they are still arguing. That cannot be. If
you ever want to kiss, you must not make war on each other!
In the early days of your marriage, you women should serve your
husband as if he were your own father -- not as a husband or as an
equal, but as a father. Then he will treat you like a revered mother.
Later, as an elder sister your position is to take care of him as if
he were your younger brother. Finally, in the third stage, you can say
you are ready to be a wife and consider him your husband. This is part
of the tradition you should practice.
It would be nice if there were a partition here so I could tell you
women something in secret: when you baby a man, he melts and becomes
like a child. It doesn't make any difference how old the man is -- he
may be a grandfather 70 or 80 years old -- if you treat him like a
baby he is happy! That is how men are. Who do men resemble? God. So
even God is like that. God is like the King of babies! You have to
know how to treat a baby. For American women, the best analogy for
this kind of tender care is to treat your husband "like your fine
china," but of course it encompasses more than that.
Our Fatherland 7-4-82
How typical are Unification Church marriages? Our marriages are very
different in background from worldly marriages. We have God above us,
caring for our lives in the minutest detail; then you have True
Parents who even make the suggestion of your mates for you. Among such
circumstances you are married. The simple but most serious fact of our
marriages will be the path for the world to be restored. Hell
originated from the wrong marriage in which God was excluded and Satan
was embraced. The position of husband and wife were the first to exist
under Satan's dominion; next the children, or brothers and sisters;
the parental position was filled third by Satan.
At the last days most secular parents are finding themselves without
power to direct their children's marriages in any way. This is the
historical fruit of the fall. However we are going in a different way.
As the Unification Church brings God's right order closer and closer
to completion the secular world drifts farther and farther out of
control. Within our marriages we follow heavenly tradition with
seriousness, passing it on to all succeeding generations. In the
secular world there is virtually no tradition to be inherited by the
couples, therefore no tradition to be passed on to their children.
This is the way the world falls further and further down into Hell.
God cannot be there, so it is Hell. In our marriages we follow God and
the True Parents and the original tradition of Heaven which God always
intended to pass on to His children.
Now that I have given the blessing to the 2,000 couples they will be
playing a very significant role in establishing the tradition of the
future. Between the men and the women of those couples, I must depend
upon you women for this to be successful. Hope for the world has been
launched. If this prototype for the future succeeds, the entire
Western world can have substantial hope. If you fail, however, so much
will be washed down the drain.
I know that you may be too young to understand the historical
significance of the words I am saying but in the future you will
understand. If you do not practice the way of life I have been
teaching you, history will judge you: "That blessed couple did not
live the way Rev. Moon taught them. Shame on them." Do you understand?
In Search of Our Home 7-11-82
Recently 6,000 couples were blessed in Korea. For whom were those
couples married? It was for the sake of God. That means every aspect
of their marriage must be for the sake of God, not just the ceremony.
Will you say, "I will dedicate my spouse and marriage to you, God,
after we have had some time together?" That is not true dedication.
Out of the 6,000 couples, how many do you imagine are truly willing to
be entirely dedicated to God? That is a serious matter, too.
Certainly God is worthy of having the entire universe dedicated to
Him, not only 6,000 couples.
Standing in the Presence of God 11-7-82
Why is marriage necessary? Is it because you need to receive love from
someone? No, you marry because you want to form that unit which is
responsible to God. Now you have the answer as to why men and women
marry.- Why is it good to have children? The ultimate destiny of
mankind is to return to God, so having children is a necessary aspect
of that. Each of you is looking forward to having a spouse, but that
spouse is actually the intermediate instrument for returning to God.
The plainest truth is that when the plus and minus of man and woman
unite together, they create a bigger minus in front of their cause,
God, who is the biggest plus. In that way plus and minus interact.
That is the only way mankind can be sustained.
Your love is intense for your husband or wife. You must come to
realize that you love God even more that. Then God will tell you that
you passed the test.
The first cause divided Himself up -- God is divided into masculine
and feminine -- so in order to return to God, the two divided parts
should come together as one unit. There is no other way. Men and women
move toward each other and this is entirely natural. Unless you unite
with your ideal mate here on earth you shall have no way to moved
vertically toward God.
The Secret of Total Success 12-19-82
Why, then do we have to get married? It is because God exists in dual
essentialities and men and women must reflect those essentialities.
Therefore, men and women must come together and unite in total
resemblance of God's image. That is why marriage is one essential
factor in your total growth; without it, you would be crippled.
Marriage is for the purpose of blending men and women into Godlike
figures, to put people into the image of God so that when they are
elevated into spirit world they can enjoy a relationship with God
together. We come to the clear conclusion that God created all things
and human beings for the purpose of consummating His love. Where can
that love be consummated? It can be done while we are here on earth,
in the relationship between husband and wife, in the family.
Therefore, marriage is the most important event in human
Let This Be A Good Year 1-2-83
If you consider getting a divorce, you should feel shocked and faint.
In the future, the word "divorce" will be erased from the dictionary.
God will never compromise one inch on this. If you discuss the
possibility of divorce without feeling stunned, then you know how far
from God you are. This is an absolute criterion. We have to live
according to that standard before we can say we have gained absolute
True Man, True Church, True Country 1-9-83
What is the meaning and purpose of blessed couples? What are you
supposed to achieve? Actually, we have been blessed in order to
eliminate God's loneliness. When this condition is met, all other
problems in the universe will disappear.
Original Root and Self 5-22-83
Another way of thinking about your mission of saving the world is
through your Blessing. Why were you women born? Some of you might
reply that you don't know. Others might reply, "I was born to save God
and mankind from the position of a woman." When you look in the
mirror, if you think you are rather pretty you might ask why you were
born that way. You can answer, "It is so I can do a better job of
saving God and mankind." To accomplish your mission even faster, you
can think, "I was born for the mission of wiping out racial
discrimination. Since I am a beautiful white woman, maybe I will marry
the homeliest black man." How wonderful such a woman is!
Mission and Prayer 6-12-83
You must be able to say, "I have one set of True Parents, one True
Family, one group of brothers and sisters, one spouse." Anyone who has
received the blessing should never look at another person as more
desirable than his own spouse. No man should think, "I wish I could
marry that woman instead." You must understand the true value of the
blessing. The True Parents assigned your wife or husband to you; that
is a treasure greater than a chunk of gold the size of the planet
earth. Unless you have a true family and blessed children, you can
have no connection with the True Parents when you enter spirit world.
Certainly your blessed spouse is far more precious than that chunk of
gold because gold cannot give you eternal life.
Parents' Day 1984 4-1-84
Within the Unification Church we have the tradition of the Blessing.
Do you know what the blessing is about? Young men and women come out
of the world, from the wild olive trees of the world. True Parents are
stripping the branches from all the wild olive trees and grafting them
to the true olive trees. You are those branches and that is the
Blessing. While you are being cut away from the wild olive trees, you
will naturally feel the pain of that severance. Everybody will
complain and say, "Oh no! I don't want to go through this!" Your
parents will oppose you, you will not like what you are going through.
However, without going through that process, there can be no new
grafting and no new growth.
Even after you are grafted into the new tree, you may not feel much
joy. You still feel the pain from the process of grafting. Many think,
"Boy, that's my husband or wife? Is that the ideal?" and your wounds
have not been healed yet. But then after three years of married life,
you will see all the new growth that is resulting from your union and
you will find a great amount of satisfaction and joy. It takes at
least three years together for your wounds to heal and for you to
become new men and women.
The job of the Messiah is to do the grafting of all the men and women
in the world. That is the most important job of the Messiah --
changing the roots and lineage of mankind.
Thirteenth Anniversary of the Unification Church 5-1-84
There is a certain principle of love by which mankind can be grafted
together and this is what we call the Divine Principle. Since Satan
was the one who first planted love -- satanic love -- the only way is
can be restored is by planting true, heavenly love. Therefore the
Unification Church has mass, holy weddings. These holy weddings are
symbolic of the grafting process, by which you separate yourselves
from the satanic world and graft yourselves into the family of the
One Year Anniversary of the Seung Hwa
Ceremony of Heung Jin Nim 1-1-85
I want you to understand that although human history is represented in
the Bible as 6,000 years, scientifically it is closer to many millions
of years. All of this time, God has been seeking after His one day of
fulfillment, that day of true marriage between men and women. That is
the historical, critical importance of the blessing.
True Parents' Birthday 2-25-85
You blessed couples, raise your hands, please. You received the
Blessing even without realizing what a valuable gift it was. You are
the custodians of the greatest treasure of all. You must not misplace
it. I want you to understand that the four major holidays of the
Unification Church represent the most important aspects of our way of
life, so any violation of love includes the violation of the meaning
of those days. Don't ever imagine that God's Blessing to you is cheap.
In order for you to receive that Blessing, God labored for tens of
thousands of years and made multitudes of sacrifices. Therefore, you
must preserve that Blessing or you will receive heavenly punishment.
Do you follow?
Now you know what God's Day means. In order for the True Parents to be
installed and for True Mother to be chosen, Father had to overcome
incredible dispensational tasks. Only upon that foundation could the
True Mother be installed. There were many occasions where even one
misstep would have meant falling down into failure. Thus I have been
deadly serious about the Blessing and the dispensational will. But
then if you, the recipients of that Blessing, take it very lightly as
if it were some cheap commodity, I cannot forgive that.
God's Day 1-1-87
What is the significance of the Blessing in the Unification Church? It
is the means of cutting off the satanic lineage and transforming it
into the heavenly lineage. There is no way to sever that lineage with
out going through the Blessing process. In a profound sense, you and
your spouse need each other's help in order to be linked with the
heavenly lineage, so you become mutual benefactors through the
Through the Blessing your lineage is changed. Do you have the power to
do it by yourself? Through whom is your lineage changed? Yes, it is
through the True Parents. Your lineage has to be altered before you
can become true men and women. Through the Blessing, you are all
headed back to the original blueprint. You are leaving the satanic
realm and returning to the original realm. Fallen men become original
men; fallen women become original women; your children can stand in
the original position of children. Even Satan will be restored from
the position of adversary to that of the original archangel, or
servant. The entire spirit world is coming down to assist the
Unification Church because it is in the archangel's position. You
merely have to initiate the work, and the spirit world will finish it.
Do you follow?
Through the Blessing, are you automatically elevated into the Kingdom
of Heaven? To think so is a misconception. The Blessing opens the door
to the Kingdom of Heaven, but you have to put on the robe and enter.
That process still remains. Will anyone give you the robe? No, you
have to make your own robe. I will not give you one; the church will
not give you one. You have to accomplish your five percent
responsibility. If you do not fulfill here on earth, you will be
burdened with it in eternity. No matter what difficulties you may
encounter, you have to resolve these eternal issues here on earth.
Nothing is more important. This is more essential than eating, more
vital than your daily life, more important than visiting your wife or
children, more crucial than anything.
God's and Our Decision 2-1-87
Once you are married in the Unification Church, you should cherish
each other. If the woman starts going in the wrong direction, then the
man must stop her, even at the cost of his life, whatever sacrifice it
takes. He must not be indifferent, saying, "Well, I don't care. Father
might match me to someone else." That kind of thinking has no place.
Once this original connection is broken, the damage cannot easily be
restored. There is great damage to the mind and spirit, psychological
as well as bodily, which cannot so easily be made up. That union, or
Blessing, is so important.
When a woman is walking to her wedding, she should feel, "Now I have
my man." Also she has to say, "From this point on, I am living for
him, not for myself. I will do everything that my husband needs of
me." She should not think, "I will ask my husband to do many things
for me." She should ask herself, "What are my husband's needs? How can
I fulfill my basic mission as a woman?" Women really have to think
that way, and the same is true of men. A man must put his spouse
foremost in his thinking, not himself.
In the Unification Church we have initiated mass weddings, in
accordance with God's dispensation at this time. God is making history
in such a way. Someone might ask, "Why shouldn't an individual woman
find a husband that she likes? Why shouldn't a man find his own
spouse?" If they do, in accordance with the pattern of the rest of the
world, those spouses can connect only horizontally. In the
dispensational view the vertical connection is eternal and therefore
more important than the horizontal, which is temporal. That is why the
parents must be a part of the choosing of the mate. This doesn't mean
that parents should arbitrarily choose partners for their children but
rather the parents should intervene, representing heaven, in order to
ensure the harmony of the vertical and the horizontal relationship.
This is the meaning of the Blessing.
Marriages in this world have occurred without vertical connection. Now
that the True Parents have come to the earth, it is their mission to
restore the marriage relationship. By matching and establishing a
harmonious vertical relationship, the Parents will restore the
horizontal relationship that was intended by God. That is what my
mission is all about.
Our Pride 3-22-87
For you to join the Unification Church and work for three and a half
years, then to be called to be matched and blessed by Father is, in a
way, unspeakably easy. It is almost too cheap. Do you think you have
worked enough to deserve that Blessing after three and a half years in
the Church? Absolutely not. No one comes even near to deserving that
Blessing from the True Parents. In order to find the formula for
giving out the Blessing to humanity, God had to suffer unspeakably and
the True Parents suffered to an incredible degree. Now can you come
here and try to take that accomplishment freely, thinking you deserve
Parents Day and Our Path 3-29-87
One good example of the work I have accomplished is your Blessing.
Each of you came from different places, nationalities and cultures and
each person was stubborn and adamantly self-righteous. But you came to
the conviction that you could leave to Reverend Moon the most central
decision of your life -- the choice of your eternal spouse. That alone
is the greatest, most eloquent testimony to how far you have come --
you became truly selfless and God centered.
We Shall Live In the Original Homeland 7-1-87
I gave all of you the Blessing. That means I bound two of you together
so that nobody and nothing can separate you again. You are bound in a
strong bond of love. I have been teaching you to sacrifice for the
children and for the future. Is that a right or wrong teaching? We
know that it is right, but do we really feel and act like it is right?
We should. Are you at the knowing level, the feeling level, or the
acting level? You should be at the level of action.
Haven't I told you over and over again that alone, individually, we
can never go into heaven? There is no such a thing as an individual
heaven. Only after fulfilling the four position foundation can we go
Precious Existence 7-19-87
When you deal with a lot of people in various situations, you may
develop your ability to discern types of people when you first meet.
But without experience you can't have a clear ideal of what they are
really like. When the time comes for you to marry, do you want to pick
your own spouse or do you want me to match you? You want me to suggest
your fiancée because you know that I have greater knowledge and
ability to evaluate people.
Isolation and Liberation 3-20-88
Adam and Eve fell on the individual level and through that the
foundation for the national Adam and Eve was lost. Through the
blessing of 2,500 Korean-Japanese couples, however, Father has married
Adam and Eve on the national level.
Our Church and Korea as Seen from
the Providence of God 2-19-89
Many of you have been blessed, and there are also those who are the
candidates to be blessed. Why do you want to have the Blessing? The
Blessing entitles you to receive and consummate true love, which is
the purpose of life.
When men and women unite in true love, God becomes a super plus, and
men and women together are a super minus. Then they unite and become
one. Marriage is bringing the divided universe into one by the power
of love. It is a horizontal oneness which becomes a total object to
Let us say that true love is hiding behind the bush and God is looking
for it, searching desperately. When God finds that true love, He will
say, "True love, you give me a pain in the neck!" God would lose His
dignity for true love.
We marry so that the entire universe becomes one with us. Today we are
living in a world of false love. This worldly love has nothing to do
with true love. In the Unification Church we use the word true: True
Parents, True Children, true husband, true wife. Those are the
entities united by the true love glue.
True Parents and the Realm of Liberation 4-6-89