Chapter 3 - Unification Church Members
Section 2. The Way Of The Unification Church Members (Part 1)
1. The Three Types Of The Way
1) The Three Types of the Way Centering on Good and Evil
Human beings are going roughly three ways. One of them is going the opposite direction of the way of goodness, opposing goodness; another is going a kind of neutral way, neither this way nor that, and the other is going the way of heading towards goodness and being responsible for it. In other words, there are people who are going the opposite direction of goodness, people who are going the way of no gain and no loss, and there are people who would even die for the purpose of goodness.
Then what kind of way are we walking? How was it in the past; how is it in the present, and from now on what kind of way must we go? We must go the way where you would die for the purpose of goodness. And then when a certain time arrives, you will sing a funeral hymn and expel the evil elements of the world of humankind. You have entered a very difficult way. You will know yourself when you realize the things that you should, that this is the inevitable way you cannot help but go. This is not the midway course nor the way which is opposite of goodness. You must realize that this is the way where you have to establish a relationship with the Absolute Being. From a religious point of view, there are three ways; the way of betrayal aiming towards evil, the way claiming only to follow the conscience, and the way aiming for the best goodness. Here, it's different to live by conscience and to live for God.
Through past history we can see that there was the way of evil and the way of human morals shown by the conscience. This kind of historical background keeps us bound by convention and makes it hard for us to go the absolute way. It makes it hard for us to get out from the habits of the past. You must cut off these habits and go on. Humankind must go somewhere anyway, but where and how should it go? It goes without saying that humankind must go the way of living for God and for the Absolute Being. This fact is impossible to change even though heaven and the earth change.
But you have not even emerged from your own problems yet. The body is close to evil and the mind is close to the conscience. There are still lots of people who are at the point of doubting whether there is a God. But God is not some fantastic Being, He is a Being who really exists and who does things. There are three separate ways; then where must one's first step go? Of course it has to go the way of living for God and for the Absolute Being. Then how do you go while you go the way for God?
Just as there are several ways of working for the nation, there are several different paths along the heavenly way. There is the way of a servant, the way of an adopted son, the way of children, and also the way of parents. Then what kind of way must we go? Which position should we be in to go more elegantly and to have more value? We could just be in the position of a servant. But you wouldn't want to go in the position of a servant to go all the way with the determination to sacrifice all. God also wouldn't recommend that you go that way. How about in the position of a brother? Not that either. How about the position of an adopted son? Neither God nor your yourself will want this. (11-237)
2. The Original Way Of Life Completing The Three Kinds Of Love
Now there are three ways to go. How can you go the way of parents? You must know that. Our providential history is like that. And then how do you go the way of the bride and groom? And then how do you go the way of children? Isn't that it? Those three loves are the important points for God to visit. Therefore, viewing things through parental love, conjugal love, and children's love, through these three ways, which way are you going on? If you can't go on all of them at the same time, then you either have to go the way of love as a child, or go the way of conjugal love with Reverend Moon in the position of bridegroom and all of you in the position of brides, or go the way of love which is like raising a child with parental heart. These three kinds of love exist in the Unification Church. Do you understand what I mean? [Yes] (63-302)
It's up to you to determine which way you will go among the three ways I talked about before. You should be capable enough to go your way. A lot of children must appear who will say, "Father, come to me." He is a Father who can't come even though He wants to because there are no children. You must be a prince of triumph who can say, "Oh Father, who wasn't able to come because of Satan. Please come. How bitterly did you suffer? Come and be honored." You can get into the realm of heaven only if you are a person who can bow in front of God as such a prince. To prepare the way for God to come and to prepare the nest, you must go forward saying, "Oh Father, please discuss with us and please direct us." God has wanted to be here in the midst of the beautiful rivers and mountains of Korea, but He could not because of Satan. Now you must build the realm of heaven and tell him, "Please come." Do you want to do that? [Yes] Then let's do it.
Everyone, this alone you must never forget. There are three separate ways, and we must go the way of being responsible for the world of goodness centering on God's Will. I am doing this because I knew this. I will never just die. Even if I die, there will be branches, and there will be new shoots, and the Will shall be accomplished. So let's not hesitate to be in the front line of going the way of the Will (11-244)
3. The Way A Unification Church Member Should Go
1) The Way of God and a Unification Church Member
The way the Unification Church is going is not the way of living for Reverend Moon. You have followed Reverend Moon so far, but you were not following Reverend Moon. You followed God. You must follow God. If you deny God here then you are an enemy. It's better to die than to exclude God in front of Reverend Moon. It's better to die than to exclude the human race in front of Reverend Moon.
Therefore, it's a clear fact that the Unification Church is the group which has the mission to relate to the world culture and to present in a logical system of ideology how to tell people that they must go this way centered on God through obeying the moral laws; individuals must go this way, the nations must go this way, and the world must go this way. This way is about how to meet God, not about reaching the goal of Reverend Moon. (71-76)
God is taking the responsibility to lead you and goes ahead and takes responsibility to fight for your way. Do you think that is easy? Look what kind of fight that is. To protect me, one being, what kind of fight does He have to do? He has to protect the world. Isn't it that way? And He must defend not just the world but also the nation. Also He must defend the atmosphere of the tribe or the family. Without defending those, God cannot take me with Him. Consequently, God has to desperately defend the world's front line to lead one person, myself (51-33)
What Reverend Moon is teaching now, and the way that Reverend Moon wants to go is the way where God will be able to interact with the universe, live with the universe, and unite with the universe. That's what he wants to find. That is the Unification Church. Understand? That can't be denied theoretically. You know about the providence. Providence is this kind of way. (117-115)
The way God goes and the way humankind goes cannot be different. Of course Satan and humankind go different ways. (51-27)
2) The Way of Fate that a Unification Church Member Must Go
Today, what way is the way you have to go? It's the way to find the liberation of my historical, lost homeland, to find my original homeland which was lost in order to greet the day of my homeland's liberation day. The people who believe in religion are the people who go the way to establish God's nation. Therefore you run into the obvious conclusion that the religion which doesn't have sacrifice as its essence is a fake religion. Understand? You must know this. What do we have to do to go that way? You have to keep sacrificing for others. So you become a driver, but should you individually drive and pass the individual stage quickly, or stay as an individual? You must pass the individual stage.
Without sacrificing as an individual, one can't take over the family's duties; without sacrificing as a family, the family can't take over the tribe's duties; without sacrificing as a tribe, it can't take over the people's duties, and without sacrificing as a people, they can't take over the world's duty. Therefore religion sacrifices.
Someone who will be patient until the world level realm of religious nations is established will be saved. Our Unification Church is following this formula course of the law. The individual must sacrifice for the family. Not the family of Satan. We must sacrifice for the family which God considers ideal. The family which God considers ideal doesn't mean the kind of family that is in the Republic of Korea today. In that sense, in the Unification Church citizens of the world gather together and celebrate, and make a family. It's different. (56-176)
Where will Unification Church members go? Where will you go? The many colors of one's own bag of fate is all personal fate, but if you belong to the Unification Church then you have to go the way of the fate of the Unification Church. Is that right or wrong? [It's right] Come on, you all, it's wrong. Is that really right? [Yes]
OK, then let's talk about how it is really right. It is right. It will be clear after listening to the following. The way of destiny of the Unification Church is different than the individual way of destiny that you carry in your bag. But you can't say, "Since I'm wearing blue glasses Unification Church members have to wear blue glasses." Many religions exist in order for individuals to get into heaven and to receive blessings. The way of destiny of the Unification Church is different. It's not a way of receiving blessings; it's a way of receiving punishment. What can we do about it; it's destiny. Do you understand?
We'd like to receive blessings and go on our way, but the destiny is to receive punishment. What can we do about it? So, what are you tied to? Are you tied to the way of your own destiny, or tied to the way of destiny of the Unification Church? [The way of destiny of the Unification Church] The way of destiny of the Unification Church. Are the minutes tied to the hour or are the hours tied to the minutes? To the minutes? [the hour] I guess you know it. Also, are the hours tied to the day or the day tied to the hours? The hours are tied to the day. Also are the days tied to the month or the month tied to the days? [The days are tied to the month] I guess you know it after all. It is that way. (120-25 2)
Unification Church members sit and say, "Everyone goes out witnessing, and everyone does pioneer witnessing; that's what we do every day. It should be all right even if we don't do that. It's enough if everyone follows Reverend Moon. Oh, I don't like restoration through indemnity. I don't like restoration through indemnity. We should just live like other people. How nice it would be if we could do all the things that other people do and also go this way. That useless Unification Church indemnity, indemnity! That's for ugly and simple people to do, not for smart professors like us, etc., we can't do that." But we are going this way of destiny. (14-130)
We can't turn back while we are going on the way. At any rate, we will have to return after reaching the end of the world in eternity. We are to return, but we are not to return before reaching the end. That is the law which God's love enacts. Understand? For that reason you still have to go on after death. If there is a spirit after death, that spirit also has to go on. You can get into the original ideal heaven which God created only by passing through that. Will you experience the resurrection of the second coming after death or now? [Now] (Laughter)
So now, we know the formula. I have to love myself, and you and then love them, and then what do we have to do? These kinds of love; that is to say, parental love, conjugal love, and children's love, you must know that it should be the way of life of the Unification Church members to apply these three great loves of God to the whole world, not just within the wall of your families. You must love the universe more. Love the universe more than your husband, and love the universe more than your children. If you think, "Oh no, I wish it were more centered on me, then God's love doesn't come. You cannot reach God's love centering on your selves.
We are going this way in order to reach God's love. For that reason you must, if you earn money, earn money not for your children and your family, but for the world and for the universe and for God. How great this is! If the universe lives then our family naturally lives, and if God feels happiness then I naturally feel happy. It's a principle. If you give out everything centered on love, then from that point you are to be filled, automatically. Do you understand what I mean? [Yes] That principle can't be wrong. It's absolutely that way. This is the formula that Unification Church members can have. (125-100)
4. The Way Of Restoration And The Way Of The Principle
1) The Meaning of the Way of Restoration
You can't establish the world of eternal love which God wanted to establish if you just leave the world this way. It is only by completing the ideal of creation which God, the Absolute Being, originally intended that God can bring back His original authority. He has made that ideal the standard and He deals with the evil world, and he is leading the world towards the world that He originally had as an ideal. This is God's providence for the fallen world. You have to know that the thing that is needed for this providential course is the way of restoration.
In other words, without going the way of restoration, fallen humankind cannot go the way of perfecting an individual, and without going the way of restoration the Will of perfecting a family cannot be established. Also, without going the way of family perfection, the perfection of the people or the perfection of the world can't exist. We arrive at the fact that it is the inevitable destiny of fallen humankind to go the way of restoration. If you think about it, the only way that an individual, family, people, nation, or the world can become perfect is by going on the way of restoration. We are learning this through the Principle. (63-153)
To go the way of restoration you need the Messiah, and to get recovered from an illness you need an object for the condition. It is that way. Understand? [Yes] To be restored, you need a doctor, and then an object for the condition, and time. Don't they say, "Take medicine for three days. I have to give you medical treatment for a week." Do they or not? It is that way, so a person with an illness must keep faith in place of the Messiah, the lord. Be a representative. Understand? You must believe the word of the lord, the doctor, more than your own word.
Therefore, if you look at the Principle of the Unification Church, you need a sacrificial offering for restoration. And a sacrificial offering requires time, and then an object for the condition. And then I said a being representing Adam is needed, right? A being representing the son, a being representing the Messiah, a being who can carry it out as a representative, that is. . . If someone becomes a person who keeps the doctor's orders, then even though he dies, he becomes an Abel-type being. Can you feel that? Can you feel it or not? [We can.]
Therefore, whether you like the Unification Church's Reverend Moon or not, if you have an unconditional attitude about Reverend Moon's words, and say, "I'm the representative of Reverend Moon," then you become an Abel of the Unification Church. And then what do you have to do? You have to set up an object for the condition. You have to take the medicine. If he says take the medicine lying down, then you have to take the medicine lying down; if he says take it while running, then you must take it while running. You can't know why he asked you to take it while running until you are in his position. You don't know it until you become a doctor yourself. Right? If he says chew it, then you have to chew it, and if he says spread it and eat it, then you have to eat it like that. If he says eat it at night, then you have to eat it at night, and if he says to eat it at the top of a poplar tree, then you have to go up and eat it. (laughter) Why do you laugh? You have to obey absolutely in setting up a object for the condition. To do this it takes time. You have to know this.
To be restored you need the Savior, you need a doctor and centered on that doctor's words you must have an absolute condition, time . . . This is what we call the way of restoration through indemnity in the Unification Church. Understand? When restoring something, we don't just restore it. What do we do? We do the restoration through indemnity. If something is out of order to an amount of ten, then to fix that you have to work as hard as ten. If an illness has accumulated for 10 years, then to recover from it you have to take care even it takes longer than 10 years. Then how can you restore something? It cannot just be done; it is done following the rules of the Principle.
When giving a condition, the doctor doesn't do it just as he pleases. When he prepares medicine, he doesn't just mix this and that kind of medicine. He puts them in according to the rules of the Principle. Going this way is the way of restoration. That's how it is. Now, let's reach the conclusion. How must you go the way of restoration? You can't go alone. Understand? [Yes] You have to find the way of restoration, but since you can't go alone, you have to meet Messiah and then find the way. Understand? [Yes]
What do you have to do after meeting that Messiah? You have choose the rules of Principle as you go the way of restoration. After meeting the Messiah, the doctor, you must choose the rules of the Principle centering on that doctor's words. The way of restoration is the way we must seek, and the way of the Principle is the way to go step by step; the conclusion has been reached. Do you understand what it means? Without doing this, God's ideal world, or the ideal object world which can give God joy, the world of love will remain just our fantasy You must know this. So we, who have entered the way of restoration, have to find that way.
Then how do you go the way of restoration? On the way of restoration, there is the way to restore the individual, the way to restore the family, the way to restore the nation, the way to restore the world. In heaven, on earth and also in the spirit world. they are sighing. Speaking in a phrase of the Unification Church, we have the responsibility to restore the cosmos. Then we must know what kind of being God is, and we must know God well. Only after restoring God, can you go up to the level of God's love. The way- of restoration is left like this. Understand? Saying something like, "Well, it's enough to just go to paradise by believing in Jesus," is the same as saying it's good enough to just go to kindergarten.
Since humankind has fallen, it has to go the way of restoration, but to go that way of restoration it has to find the Messiah. But there are lots of people similar to the Messiah. But there is only one true one. Centering on the individual, the way that God can go as the way to represent the world, to represent history, or to represent humankind is only one way. There can be only one way; can there be two? There's only one. That kind of one, centering on that best one, He is uniting.
Nowadays, in the fallen world the are lots of similar things, but since the one true person hasn't appeared, the thought of the second coming exists. The one who comes in the Last Days represents the past, represents the present, and represents the future, and he comes as the standard of individual perfection. And then he provides the method to prepare a prescription to perfect the individual. And then he teaches the way to perfect the family, to perfect the tribe, to perfect the people, and to perfect the world. The Messiah is the being who has the responsibility for all of that. Understand? [Yes]
For an individual to perfect himself, he has to go the individual way of the cross; that way of the cross is the way of the sacrificial offering. If you say you don't like that way of the cross, then you can't find the way of individual perfection. (63-183)
Section 2. The Way Of The Unification Church Members (Part 2)
5. To Go The Way Of Restoration
To go the way of restoration how do you have to go? You cannot go the way of restoration thoughtlessly. To complete the purpose of the restoration that God wants, you must first establish the model for perfecting the individual. That model must be something that has surpassed all the standards. God wants a family to set up as a model, a nation to set up as a model, and a world to set up as a model through the model of the individual. This way is the way of the Will that God is pursuing with humankind along the way of the restoration. (63-153)
How does God live? God lives for the whole world. How does God love? God loves the whole world together. How can God be happy? By watching people who are happy having give and take, God is happy. That's how God lives. That is how God goes His way. So the course of restoration goes backwards. If we had not fallen, then everything would have come from here like this, but because we fell the branches are divided. So we have to kill this and use it as fertilizer, and from here we have to stick it here backwards. To develop this backwards, we must be more for the whole than for "myself." There is no way to go backwards without having an ideal to be for the whole more than for "myself." We have to be powerful as an individual, and powerful as a family, and powerful as a tribe. And then we have to go backwards and break through. (79-232)
1) The Restoration Starts From an individual
Today if you try to expand the area of the mission of restoration, there is an age of the mission of individual restoration. First you have to perfect the individual restoration. But perfecting individual restoration doesn't just end with the perfection of individual restoration. Perfecting individual restoration is done to perfect the restoration of the family. They mean the same. We have to pull out everything that is attached to the tail. If "I" have pulled out "myself" then I have to expand that and pull out my family, and pull out my tribe, and pull out my people. This is the way to expel Satan. In words, we must take them away from Satan or expel him. (68-11)
Where does the viewpoint of the Unification World start? It starts from the individual, from yourselves. But the individual is also divided. It's divided to the body and the mind, and the part that does wrong is always the body. The part that does wrong is always the body, so if you follow what the body says to do, then the world of mind gets conquered. The part that always does wrong is the body. (56-87)
If we place God as our ultimate goal, can we say, "Ah, then I should find the universe," and start from the universe? No. Then to go up to the universe, let's think about the shortest path. Where should we start from? [From the individual] The individual is the issue. Then when the individual is starting, can that individual start thoughtlessly? No. If God is here, then between God and the individual we should mark a straight line. . . This is the goal point, and this is the beginning point.
Then what is the shortest path? So however broad it is, it starts from "me," an individual. Then "my-mind" has to unite. That's why God orders our mind to "unite with the body for the world restoration." If the mind and the body don't unite, then the mind goes it's own way, and the body goes it's own way; they go separately. Then they can't go to one destination. An indecisive person cannot have success.
Therefore before you start along this long way, the first thing you have to do is to unite your body and your mind. Therefore, the first step of the way that we have to go is having the body and the mind become one. The mind goes through the way of the body. And then where do you go? What direction should you head? What is the closest direction? It's the family. You must know that in the family there are parents and spouses and children. These people must unite. This has to become one. It can be concluded that the object realm must become one. (70-12)
2) The Way of Restoration is Decided
The way of restoration is originally clearly decided. That program can't yield even a single step. Not even a single step. While knowing that, if there is anyone among you who is thinking of some strategy to be promoted, just go away. I won't get involved in that. At first I may support him, but in the end it would be him who might conclude he was used; I don't get used and then complain and go out.
But that is not done for the individual purpose of Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. It's for the world and heaven and earth. You must carry this ideal as you go on your way. You can't fulfill all the standards of individual and the standards of the family. You can't fulfill them. Could you do it in your whole life? To come up this much, it took six thousand years. You can't do in one generation that which took thousands of years mobilizing humankind by heaven and the earth. So what do you have to do? Die for the bigger world, sacrifice for the Will. Let's sacrifice for God's Will. Let's live a comfortable life after sacrificing. Live comfortably, but say "I don't want to live comfortably by myself. Father and the whole must live comfortably. This is the way of the Will. Someone who lives that way, will never be ruined even though it looks like he'll be ruined, however much he sacrifices and sacrifices again. (45-195)
3) The Formula of the Three Stages of Restoration
You must win over Satan by separating Satan from yourselves, and go into the realm of God's love. And then you must experience the heart of God who seeks to sacrifice you in order to save your neighbors and brothers and the whole world. These three stages are God's formula. (52-56)
You must remember the formula of three stages. That is: 1. after separating Satan from yourself, 2. come into the realm of God's love, and then 3. sacrifice yourself for other people. You must remember these three stages. When you study, you must study not just for yourself, but for God and to save the whole world. (52-59)
4) The Way of Restoration is a Pioneering Way
The way of the providence of restoration is a resentful way, a way of sorrow, and is a pitiable way. Also, the person who seeks goodness must go the way of sacrifice. How much hard work must heaven have already done in order to be able to lead us on such a way? Now you know this and must form a direct relationship with God.
When you try to feel God, you must know how much He is to be pitied. Pitiable God, how big would that pity need to be? Also how great would the sadness of Jesus been, Jesus, who came to the earth to save all the people with God's will? Jesus was mistreated and pitiable. Do you know how much he was mistreated and how much to be pitied? The disciples of Christ also went a pitiable way. How pitiable it was. You have to remember this. You must go this way not by thinking of your relationship with the Unification Church but your relationship with God. (13-32)
Everyone, after you joined the Unification Church, how serious have you been? Have you been serious or haven't you? How serious do you think Reverend Moon was to develop this way? You don't know that, do you? How serious the way to find the Principle was, and how much difficulty I went through in order to accomplish it. . . If a man has determined something, then he must accomplish it. In the process of accomplishing it, thousands of billions of satans, invincible satans in the spirit world were mobilized, and real visible beings which seemed to be been controlled by Satan were mobilized and attacked in full force. Thinking about the way of restoration on which I had to go through such a process, wouldn't I be at a loss for words or not? (70-30)
The course of restoration must start from the bottom. It is a process of being hit and then taking away. Being hit means becoming worthless. It means losing the value of existence at that time. But if one goes lower than his original character, Satan cannot strike. That's because heaven takes pity on one who has gone below his original character. To restore the whole universe you have to restore the blessing. The blessing is a public thing. So you have to be sacrificial offerings in the world level public standard. Reverend Moon didn't have sympathy for beggars. But from now I'm going to sympathize with their children and open a new way for them. (11-247)
You have to say, "I am trying to give the truthful life. I am trying to give hundreds of times more than what I received." Also you have to say, "Satan, since you know this, you can't make a false charge." No bad things will happen if you set up this kind of condition. You don't receive restoration. The way of restoration is pioneered. By receiving something from the satanic world, you can't accomplish the history of restoration. You must give something from heaven. What do you give when you give? You must give a truthful heart, must give a truthful personality, and must give truthful sermons. (14-12)
There is no haggling on the way of restoration. When we came to this world we came by ourselves, but when you go you can't go by yourself. You have to bring a lot of people. A human being can't live outside of society. The reason Jesus visited his disciples who betrayed him is there. We should know Jesus' sorrow, that He was able to take only one thief with Him. From the position of knowing these circumstances, we must prepare ourselves. (14-105)
It's an undeniable fact that can be seen if we look at history, that this is the way that God has come, this way of restoration is the way of destiny in which the individual must determine to sacrifice himself, and in order to bring the historical beings of the past, present and future to life, the individual has had to suffer. If we move the people and bring them up to the world level course of the fight, and place them on the world level stage, then we can quickly face all the enemies which are all over the world. If you are struck, how should you be struck? Receive all the critical scornful laughs, be ignored, and be disregarded and be treated with contempt. (151-268)
5) There is only one way of the Principle
Reverend Moon says, "I'll go." Where does he go? He finds the one way and goes. Then where do the Unification Church members go? Can you find the one way? [Yes] Can you find the way of the Principle? You have to follow. Follow. You must not say, "I'll follow, but it's night or whatever time, and I'm hungry, so I'll have a meal and then follow." If you eat that meal at night, then you get caught by the condition of Satan.
This is a problem. If you get caught by the condition that you ate at night and then came, then even if you passed, you will fail. If it would be all right to do that, then I would rather party at night and not do all these things, but why do I not sleep at night and get blood-shot eyes and act like a crazy person? To not get caught by any condition. You must know this. There is a way that the Moon fellow who founded the Unification Church should go. On that way who goes in front? God goes. And Satan follows behind.
If there is any condition, Satan tackles and hits. It's a fight to go beyond these conditions. In other words, to go over the 38th parallel, you must not step on a land mine or be destroyed by a grenade. So, to live for others, can you go any way you want? If there is a land mine, then you have to go around the land mine, not just go any way you want. There is only one way. There are not two ways to go to the realm of heaven. There is only one. If heaven sends its messenger to relate with this fallen world these days and to make a path for them go one way, then the way he builds cannot be two ways. There cannot be two ways of the Unification Church. Do you understand what this means? (15-286)
In the Unification Church, whether you do this you must go the one way, and whether you do that, you must go the one way. Even if you go around and around for a while, at the end you must go that one way. It's not wrong to say that it is life to go this one way even if it takes a thousands or tens of thousands or billions of years. The fallen descendants are all hanging from that stitch. If you can't go there while you are living here, then you can't go even if you die. You must know that clearly. Even if it takes thousands or tens of thousands of years, even if you have to go around and around, you must go. Understand? [Yes]
Without exception, since there is one way of the principle. . . There is one way and even within it you can't just go as you please. You can, not run around as you please. You must know the historical fact that the wilderness was crossed with the guidance of the pillar of clouds and the pillar of fire. God has to be in front. If there is a condition for Satan to make false accusations, then God can't be in front. You must know that. In leading the people, as long as the people are caught in a trap where Satan can make false accusations, the people can't be lead. The Israelite people stayed in the wilderness for 40 years. . . The Israelite people were the people who had to reaffirm their determination to break through, even if it was a long distance, by their determination to go through all the circumstances of thousands and ten thousands of years, by uniting into one heart centering on the absolute purpose, the restoration of Canaan, which God established.
We must know the fact that, nevertheless, when the determination of the people got weak, Satan invaded so the people couldn't go forward. So we have to walk the way of the Principle. For the 600,000 people to go, they had to go by falling into step with Moses. Understand? Someone who does it as he pleases falls behind. You must know that if one falls behind, unless the time of the wilderness comes again then there will be no way for him to go to the spirit world. That cyclically comes again. In hundreds of years or in a couple of years. You must now that grim situation correctly. I am doing this work because I know this correctly. (135-290)
6) The Seven-Year Course
Our Unification Church members must go the seven year course without any exception. In the Bible weren't there seven years of famine? We have to go through seven years of famine of the individual, seven years of famine of the family, seven years of famine of the people, seven years of famine of the nation. Now is the very time that we are going through the seven years of famine of all the levels at once, the individual level, the family level, the people level, the national level, and the world level. (12-330)
The seven years of famine, that word famine is very right. At that time it was a way that was very difficult for anyone at all to endure and live through it. What if on the very first day that you begin to go that way you are immediately persecuted. You are persecuted immediately. Nothing goes the way you want it to. Everything opposes you. So the servant's position, you may not want to be like a servant but you cannot help but be one; you are pushed to the position where you don't want to be but cannot help but be. In that way things can be finished. (93-61)
All of the believers in the Unification Church today and all of the many people who will find this belief in the future, all of them will have to go this seven-year course. It must be gone. Without doing that one cannot be connected to the heart of restoring the heavenly heart which was lost. God came that way, your ancestors came that way, Reverend Moon has come that way, and you must find your way along that way, too. If this goes to the national level, it can become shorter. Seven years can become seven months and seven months can become seven days. Before this mission is completed there remains the seven years of famine on the world level.
What is the mission you have to fulfill during this seven years? You must obtain your individual realm of dominion; you must obtain the realm of dominion of the victory on the family level; you must obtain the realm of dominion of the victory on the tribal level; and you must obtain the realm of dominion of the victory on the people's and national levels. But you who are the descendants of the fall cannot go this way alone. So God establishes the Lord and prepares such a way in the physical and spiritual worlds and has you go that way. You should know that the course of restoration is like this. (14-246)
The Unification Church members are participating in a seven-year course which is an Abel course through which Reverend Moon can determine the destiny of the people. If Reverend Moon goes east, follow to the east; if he goes to the west, follow west; whether you are a branch or a leaf, you must not fall off or break. (17-140)
"How many years have you been in the Unification Church?" "I've been in the church for 10 years." "If you've been here for 10 years, that's longer than me, what have you done? "What do you mean, what have I done. I've believed in the church." "What happened because you believed?" "What do you mean what happened. I just waited and am still the same way." Oh, you rascal! You are worse than one who doesn't believe. You have to remove the tumor. And you have to place a plaster on it. Whether you like it or not you have to reverse things. Will it do to just remain the same? No, it's not right.
Therefore, the way that the Unification Church is going is the way that the individual is going, the way towards the family, the way towards the tribe, the way towards the people, the way towards the nation, the way towards the world, the way towards heaven and earth, the way towards God's love, it's all evident like this. If it's a way that definitely must be gone, even though the world is not united, then after going into spirit world, even if it takes billions and trillions of years, it is a way that we cannot help but follow. But if you go that way after death it may take zillions of years, but if you do it while alive you can do it in seven years. Which way will you choose? While you are living? If you could go laughing and dancing while you are alive how nice that would be. But it is not like that. (57-266)
6. Our Attitude In Order To Go The Heavenly Way
1) The Way of Unification Church Members Envisioned by Reverend Moon
What kind of way is the way that the Unification Church believers have to find? It's not the place that so-called humankind is crying for, nor the place where the flag of the peace is waving in the wind. Rather it is the place that humankind hates the most. You have to go and find the place which humankind avoids the most. Go and find it, but with what appearance? You should go representing the appearance of Father who sought us for six thousand years.
We must know He is a Father who cries when we cry and who tries to comfort us when we cry. Therefore you must have a heart which cries, and even if you are in the place that makes you cry, you must be a person who holds the other people who are crying and comforts them saying, "Don't cry. You have hope in you future, so don't cry," and you must pass on to them happiness, hope, circumstances, and heart. You can inherit heaven only in that way. It means you can inherit heaven and earth.
Then you are able to rule, of course, the powers of heaven and earth and even the powers of the hell. Therefore we must go. It's a fact that this historical trend is coming in front of us; you must go with all your mind, will and devotion wherever you go. Where all the mind, will, and heart go, any problem can be solved. Everything in the world will all be solved. Other than this there are no problems. (11- 103)
Today, what do we, the Unification Church members, have to do? We must go out and pioneer. In pioneering, we must pioneer the way of individual hope, pioneer the way of individual circumstances, pioneer the way of individual heart. And in that way pioneer the way of the family, the way of the tribe, the way of the people. . . Through that the coming lord will be one stage ahead. If we go ahead, in order to support Him, if we reached the time of the people, we must be in the unified position to unite where we can accomplish the responsibility of our own tribe and by centering on the standard of God's hope. (154-127)
2) The Unification Church Members' Way is a Difficult Way
The Unification Church says, "Let's restore the world! Let's pull the world and put God in front and go! While God pulls the Unification Church and goes, let the Unification Church pull the world and go." So it's difficult. Is it an easy task or is it a hard task? [Its a hard task] How hard is that? Everyone has to say "I, at least one, must sacrifice myself, mustn't I? I myself shall die and save the world." Everyone must. The Unification Church people must. You have to be like, "I shall lead the world myself in front of God. I have to do that for the world to make them follow God even by sacrificing myself. Day or night, for my whole life, I must go out and live until I die. That kind of conclusion gets made. Understand? [Yes]
Is believing in the Unification Church an easy way or a hard way? Which one is it? [Its a hard way] How hard is it? [Very] You have to block your ears. . . If the senses of the five sensory organs are all active, then they collide. You go like a dead person even though you are alive. The phrase "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life will find it," means that. (112-93)
How am I going to lead our Unification Church members in the future? Reverend Moon, who is speaking here, will tell you frankly. The way the Unification Church goes is really hard to follow, so you must tighten your belts really tight. You have to tighten it up so much with, out caring about pride. That's the way it is. In that way, well, you are not allowed to go around with good clothes on. If you are a family then you have to start from the tips of the housekeeper's toes. You have your housekeeper do a lot, right? "Hey, bring some water!" "Yes, your majesty." You must correct all that.
A new kind of concept must appear. We have to start from the tips of the toes of those who empty out outhouses. How far should we go from there? You train yourself from there, and how far do you go? We have to go through the course of trials which can make us to go up to the top of the world. Therefore after joining here once you know things, you can't help but go. (151-264)
Do you think you would have stayed if the way the Unification Church goes were easy? I mean the ugly people like you. You must know that. (102-40)
The way to find God is a hard way. It must be hard. Right? The hard way is the way to be blessed. Trying to take responsibility for hard things is the shortcut to being God's children. Reverend Moon has also tried physical labor, has had to borrow money to live, has been beaten by groups of people, and has been treated contemptuously. I have lived in the slums, and helped beggars. But that didn't make me a cheap person. (11-216)
3) The attitude of mind to have when going the heavenly way
A person who goes the true way as a member of the Unification Church, holds on to heaven and earth, and can't let go even if one tries to let go. A person who seeks the way of being God's children can't let go even if Reverend Moon of the Unification Church gives him a hard time. Also, in order to restore this world, God can't let go of Reverend Moon. If you hold hands then hold them tight. You must hold tight and complete this. Worldly people have to do that, too. (45-194)
With clenched teeth, you have to go up to the stage where you find that you can pledge to heaven and earth, "In God's name, I love him more than anyone else," about the person you cannot love. You have to try pledge in God's name that you will reach the place where you will be able to sincerely relate with a full heart to someone whom you can't relate to. (87-291)
You came voluntarily to this way of persecution which others don't know. You don't know for sure whether this way that you have started on will lead to ruin, but then again it probably won't, so don't throw away the determination of the first day you started going this way. The determination of that day. While going this way, there will be harsh storms and thorny paths. But you must know that along this way that you are looking to and going along there are traces of the blood of heaven. The way you are going, in the end is not a way that only you will go. For you it's a way that you are going for the first time, but God has gone that way billions of times. We must know that along the way there are traces of the blood that He shed. Abraham went that way, Noah went that way, Moses went that way, Jesus went that way, and lots of disciples went that way after Jesus, but you don't want to go that way? Then you must be punished after going to heaven.
To go that way you need a heart which desires to establish the heavenly tradition. As you take a step you should feel your ancestors' blood burning; when a thorn grazes your skin you must feel that the thorn that was scratching your ancestor's skin, that the thorn was scratching my body. Someone who goes this way is an individual of a period, but he isn't a person who ends in one era. He becomes a person who has gone with Father for six thousand years.
So everyone, even if you are imprisoned while you are going this way, I hope you will be a person who sheds awestruck tears. You should pray, "The fact that I, this person, who is a descendent of sinners, unworthy and who was on the way to destruction, can be in such a place of glory like this, on this way that you have been seeking, I thank you and am awe struck. I am in grateful awe that my dirty self can even put a foot on this foundation where many martyrs have shed holy blood." (10-210)
It's not because Reverend Moon orders, but you are going the way you must go. Hence you should say, "Thank you for teaching us, Reverend Moon" (27-299)
We, the Unification Church members, must go that way voluntarily. We should go voluntarily rather than God pushing us to go. Jesus was sorrowful because his disciples weren't responsible, so let's voluntarily be responsible. If you voluntarily leave your family, voluntarily leave your church, and voluntarily go away from your nation, then that becomes the front line for the Will. (36-337)
We have to go to the gate of the castle of heaven, but how do we find this? How do we find it? So, it's hopeless and desperate. Whenever, wherever if He says go, then you must go. You must go. He made it all like this but you don't want to go? Will you go crying, or go smiling? [Smiling] Will you go with a hopeless feeling or with hope? Which one? [With hope] Will you go without wanting it? Will you go by being forced, or voluntarily? [We will go voluntarily] You answer very well! To go there you must be brave. (106-45)
4) The Secret of Going the Heavenly Way
In the way of the restoration that our Unification Church is going, what is the main concept of it? It's the way following the sacrificial offering. You must know this. What is a sacrificial offering? The Bible says, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." What does it mean by with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind? It's asking for your life. The conclusion is simple. It's asking for your life. It's loving God by giving your life. To give your life, don't give it after being forced, but give it with so much joy you seem crazy. (48-114)
We, who have started to go the original way that humankind must go after all, we must throw away everything and go. First we have to put aside material things, and then parents and children, that is to say our families, and then we must go the way such that we even lose our nations and the world. (3-61)
You don't become Unification Church members by listening to the Principle of the Unification Church. That kind of person can't even be ranked. What do you have to do to become a Unification Church member? You must go straight. Listen to the Principle and going straight you must reach all the things that you have to restore and work your way up. What do you have to do if you hear the Principle? You have to do activities and while you obey orders you should study Reverend Moon. Without going directly through the heart of Reverend Moon, you can't find the direct way to go in front of God. (25-97)
Wherever you are you have to go this way. When you go, will you go directly or go around? [Go directly] Anyone can go the way that goes around. That kind of way, you can go just by going, and no one bothers. But the direct way is the way of crucial moments. There is no time to wait in the direct way. (27-28)
In living life and living a life of faith, Reverend Moon himself has to walk the path that he can unite with centered on a certain standard. That is the absolute standard so he has to go to a place which is as absolute and serious as that. If that standard and that direction don't match, it's obvious that the Unification Church will not last long. Therefore, in our living environment, and in a historical period, if an individual doesn't unite centered on one standard, it's always the rule that he will be eliminated.
If a person named "A" was going along centered on a certain standard, but he doesn't unite with that standard and breaks down in the middle, and there is a person who can unite with that standard in a closer position, then he must give his position to that person. In this way it gets developed. Looking at things centered on the way our Unification Church is going, there must be a way for the individual to go. There must be a way that each individual must go as an individual.
And then there will be a certain standard of the Unification Church that a family must go. If one is a Unification Church family member, then as a family member, if it is a tribe then as a tribe, there will be a standard of the way that Unification Church members must go. Moreover, if there is a society that Unification Church members must establish, then there will be a never changing standard to go as a society, and there will be a never changing standard to go as a nation which the Unification Church members are hoping to make. There must be a nation which unites with that standard. There will have to be the ideal nation that the Unification Church dreams of, that is to say, the Kingdom of Heaven on the earth.
There will have to be an absolute standard that doesn't change with history, that is firm even though history changes, an absolute standard for the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, the world. Then, today, how do we have to go the way that we have to go as a member of the Unification Church? There will be an individual standard that the individual must go, which tells how the individual must live. The family will have a standard of the family that tells how the family should live. Or if it's a nation then there will be a standard for the nation.
When the standard of that world and the standard of God agree, wouldn't that be the unity of the completion of God's will and completion of humankind's will? Thinking about this kind of problem, as a member of the Unification Church, think about whether you are living a life that is united with the individual standard, and whether you are living a life that is united with the standard of the family, or whether you are living a life that is united with the standard of the tribe, or the standard to go as the people, the standard to go as a nation, the standard to go as the world. Which standard is your life united with? This kind of problem is a important problem for a believer. (45-160)
Section 2. The Way Of The Unification Church Members (Part 3)
7. The Time And The Mission Of The Unification Church Members
1) What is the Unification Church Group?
What do we, the Unification Church group all try to do? What are you all gathered here to do? To give the power of the life of love back and forth with the world. That's the conclusion. Centering on the power of life you can communicate with God. With that love you can go up to a position equal with God. How great that is. That is one endorsement that Reverend Moon got from God for the first time in human history. That is a historical gift which no one had ever received since the beginning. Let's hand it down. Do you understand? [Yes] (105-78)
Think about what people will think if you answer, "They don't drink; they don't smoke; they are neat; they save money by not even using makeup; they save much more than the corrupted American young people and help the world," when someone asks, "What is a Unification Church member?" If you do this movement, how does the world become? Do you like that? [Yes] (118-109)
Then what do the Unification Church members want; what does God want, and what do you want? What do we do after we gather like this? What are we going to do by congregating like this? Because there are no true parents with true love, we are here to find the true parents. And since there are no true couples, we are here to train to become true couples, and since there are no true children, we are here train to become true children. There is nothing else. If you get involved here once then, eternally, eternally. Eternally. You love eternally. (92-116)
Then, what does the group of the Unification Church do? What is the Unification Church group doing? The Unification Church is a group saying we should live centered on God. Does living centered on God mean by living while doing business? There are lots of kinds of living. Living while doing what? [Love] Let's live while loving. While loving. Loving whom [God] Only God? Living while loving should be centered on God and you and your mind and body should know to live happily. That's how it is. (164,20)
The Unification Church members are, they are Reverend Moon's disciples. So what are they? Should they be sheep or goats? [Sheep] (laughter) There is no objection. (123-33)
You must know what the Unification Church group is for. The group which has the secret of Satan, the key to beat Satan's love individually, to beat it as a family, to beat it as a nation, the key to beat it on the world level, that group is the real Unification Church. You must win over Satan's world and have the key of heavenly love. (130-178)
8. The Internal Mission And The Value Of The Mission
1) Internal Mission
What mission do you, the people of the Last Days, have? You have the responsibility to inherit and accomplish the historical heavenly value which has been prepared for the substantial restoration and which can represent the universal value. (2-332)
What is the task for us people to work on these days? First we have to cast off Satan's false charges. In that way you have to reach the day when you can be testified to as Jesus was, "Truly you are God's son; you have the qualification to own God; you are God's son who has a relationship of oneness with God." (1,123)
The mission for the Unification Church followers is to unify your divided self by weeding out your heart, and to unify that separated heavenly heart and your human heart. Our whole body must become a substantial tool for the harvest, even if it is just the dull edge of a weeding hoe. With our substantial bodies, we must lead the world which is falling into destruction nowadays and go over to the new world centering on God's heart. You must know that this is the mission of the Unification Church members. (20-193)
2) Our Extraordinary Mission
If you think that the insignificant people of the Unification Church, who have been going through a course of persecution in the land of Korea, are the center of God's wish when looking at the current world, in view of the current situation centering the Will, this could be a tremendously amazing, invaluable blessing, if you call it blessing, but you can't help but say that it could also be a frightening thing if you call it frightening.
Saying that the Unification Church is in that kind of position today, is saying that the present Unification Church is facing a precious and extraordinary world level event. When we recall history until now, that history was continually a history of sadness, but this era which has appeared centering on the Unification Church must not be connected to that history of sadness. Shouldn't this time period be the most important point of time ever in the historical eras, a time when we must overturn sadness and must determine to bring the result of happiness. Then comparing the way of the Will in the past historical periods, or comparing lots of ancestors in history who followed the Will of the providence, with the Unification Church members in our current era, all the things that our ancestors were loyal to and into which they put their whole hearts, as a result they left a history which was not hoped for in front of God's desire and they worsened His sorrow.
Hence, the fact that the mission to restore God's happiness and hope is in the Unification Church, makes the mission which is given to each individual extraordinary. Therefore we must not discourage God again in any kind of situation, and we have to present the concept of happiness and hope in front of God. We have to recognize again that we have such a historical mission. A lot of patriots came and went in the past, but if they look back on their past, they will not be happy with it. That past should just flow away.
Also, even if there are people who had a realm of culture that they could brag was excellent, that good past is still not something to brag about. Those are just parts of the past which will just disappear in the midst of God's sorrow. Therefore we should be able to put all the precious civilizations of history, and the passion of the many patriots and the dutiful way of filial piety even though we go the way of death, and we should be able to leave all these works accomplished by hard work as happiness in the middle of God's deep heart as conditions to look back on. We have this kind of responsibility, the responsibility that we have as members of the Unification Church is extraordinary. (37-185)
It's not because we are fools that we get beaten by this people. We are not getting persecuted because we were born in the lineage of bad ancestors who came and went in history. We are born with the fortune of the era and with a historical relationship to thrive better than any other, but by striking this small group, God is indemnifying the sorrow that this people would receive. That is to say, by our getting hit for the people who would by ruined through following the trends of the thought of the world, the people who were supposed to be hit are indemnified.
Today, because we know this fact, we determined while pounding our fists on the ground not to shed tears centering on ourselves when we were sad or ran into difficulties. Even at the point of starvation or the very crossroads of life and death, we didn't shed tears because it was sorrowful to be dying. We must not forget the serious, historical fact that we have shed tears centering on the problem of what way this people have to go and what would happen to the future of this people if we died. I don't know if there are people who came to the Unification Church for the first time, but you must know the fact correctly, that the Unification Church started with such a extraordinary mission, and has a history of fighting according to this mission.
Our being hit, rejected, and persecuted individually, or the Unification Church being hit, rejected, and persecuted is not for our, selves. We are being hit representing this people which should be hit. Also, through God's hitting us in the position of goodness, He is extending the holy hand of love to forgive this people. (22-91)
Nowadays, the Unification Church has been proclaiming a new ideology in this latter half of the 20th century. This group says they have appeared to represent the course of restoration of the history of heaven, and as the people who have appeared with the mission of the new age, they have a strategy that they have to be struck; they have to be rejected; they have to receive all sorts of persecution and suffering from the world. Being in a position like this, today the Unification Church member's responsibility and mission look like they are nothing. But by the internal meaning, you must know that you have a tremendous, awesome, heavenly mission. (154-181)
9. The Mission Of The Unification Church Member
1) The Mission to Expel Satan
True Parents came to this land, but what do the family of the True Parents and all the Unification Church people who are following the True Parents have to do? They have the historical mission to cancel the right of Satan to make false accusations to the world. (137-26)
Then who has to take care of the responsibility to expel Satan? "I," as a member of the Unification Church, have to take care of it. After bringing Satan to his knees, God can step in. You don't know this. Understand? [Yes] He can only say, "You are my son. You are my daughter," after laying out Satan. That's when He finally steps in. The law of nature is that way.
These days, if someone commits sin, then can his parents take the guilt for him instead? Can that parent say, "I'll be executed instead of my child; so please forgive my child," if their child is someone who is to be executed? [No] The law of nature doesn't allow that to be done. The one who committed the sin must indemnify it, if he committed sin. Humankind committed sin, not God; humankind committed sin, the unforgivable sin of betraying the law of nature and the law of morality. (85-201)
2) The Mission Related to Jesus
How was it when Jesus came to the earth? He was born in a stable; while he was living he was treated contemptuously, and when he died, he was crucified. Therefore it's the assignment for the Unification Church members of these days to feel the heart of Jesus going "the way of the cross." (6-285)
How could there be national boundaries in the realm of heaven? This world is our father's land, and we are the sons and daughters of our father, so this world is our land. This is only possible by love. Loving with this kind of love, you have to start from the family. Since the starting point of this love is a family member, you must know that in the Unification Church, we don't call the members of the Unification Church believers, but rather family members.
Then what is the mission of a Unification Church family member? Loving that kind of love. Love in the family, love in the Church, love in the nation, by our solving the sorrow of the three great loves we can take the place of Jesus who is God's son. God had sorrow because of Jesus. Since Jesus gave sorrow to Him, we have to solve that sorrow from a position better than that. So we have to establish the realm of heaven while we live. Do you think I blessed you for no reason? By that you indemnify that Jesus was not able to become a bridegroom, and not able to have his own son. This is the main concept of the Unification Church. In this way, it's indemnifying everything horizontally. Isn't this great content? (41-257)
Today the heroes of Unification, with their banners flying high, by relating to Christians all around the world, and by relating to lots of different religions, have to relieve Jesus' many sorrows, and relieve the sorrow of God's restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven, the sorrow of the restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven. (154-275)
Unification Church members also have to relieve Jesus' sorrow. It's the view of the Principle that you can't inherit Jesus' concept without indemnifying the failures that Jesus had. Understand? [Yes] Without completely relieving his sorrow, without restoring this, the family that Jesus was hoping for can't be established. Also the people, the nation, and the world that Jesus wanted can't appear.
Why is that? Because Adam fell centering on an eight member family, at the time of judgment the eight members of Noah's family were left. It works like that. It's the same for the Unification Church. It works like that. That's why Unification Church members have to go the way to relieve Jesus' sorrow. Then what is Jesus' sorrow? It's becoming a son and daughter that God can officially recognize and bless. To relieve his sorrow we have to find the thing that Jesus lost. (19-115)
3) The Mission to Put Love in Order
Who am "I," the member of the Unification Church? "I" am the one who has the responsibility to catch Satan. "I" am the one who is perfected Adam, Eve, so "I" have to expel Satan from this earth. I have to expel him from in front of God's will. Don't I? [Yes] When you are walking around the streets of New York, if you see bad guys, are you just going to ignore them and lay low, or will you be a person who shakes them up and resolves the situation? When you see the American youth all falling and talking about free sex and acting like animals, will you be a person who does nothing, or a person who cleans it up and organizes it? "Someone who organizes it." (91-67)
We have to establish this new tradition and destroy the weapon of Satan, which is sweeping over the society of America, and fundamentally destroy all the decadent forms of love of the young people of the world, and set up a new order. Then why do Unification Church members say one should suffer? Why do they do fund raising and witnessing? To come into contact with the way of true, deeper love. That's the purpose. We are going this way in order to contact the way of three-dimensional, true love, whose content is deep and broad. That is fantastic. (123-198)
We have to cut off this decadent trend of youth. It's our mission to block and completely get rid of the trend of the world with an authority no one can hold back, and to cut all relationship with the world of death which Satan is leading, and to protect against the forces of death. Fulfilling this responsibility and the mission as a hero of the Unification Church is not done as an individual; when you can handle this responsibility and mission centered on heaven and earth on a world level, then finally this heaven and earth will be harvested as perfected substantial fruit in front of God. (20-193)
Who will be the cleaner who can clean the bag of the world's sin? The Unification Church members should. Reverend Moon has been working as a cleaner cleaning America's bag of sin. (172-168)
4) The Mission to Connect All the Races
Unification Church members are to live for the world. Live centering on what? Live centering on love. To love the world, you have to love the individual, have to love the family, have to love the tribe, have to love the people, and have to love the nation. Someone who hasn't loved the people can't love the world, and someone who hasn't loved the family can't love the tribe.
All the rules of the Principle are like that. Unification Church members go around saying, "Let's love the world centering on love." From that viewpoint, for Unification Church members it's not a problem for a white person to love a black person or for a black person to love a white person. How can it be proved? For Unification Church members even marriage is not a problem. They are different. They do not do it because Reverend Moon is a dictator ordering them to with glaring eyes while holding a bat. I can pull them to me even eyes are closed. The fact that, centered on love, Unification Church members are in a position to put out this kind of ladder and to shoot out toward the world is a universal, historical issue. Therefore with this love we have to set up an anchor for the mind and set up an anchor for the family, set up an anchor for the society, set up an anchor for the nation, and set up an anchor for the world. (307)
Then, during that time, what do the Unification Church members do? While Reverend Moon goes out to work on the world level, here in Korea you have to connect this historical relationship with the world relationship. The realms of the peoples and the realm of the world are not connected yet, none of them. The people who are following Reverend Moon are not just Korean people but citizens of the world. All the races are connected. Understand? Therefore when you assume a responsibility like this, the angelic world will cooperate. (99-271)
Unification Church members have gone beyond the borders of the nations. In our church, marriage is called the blessing. It is the blessing. A German, a lady who is a direct descendant of Hitler and an English gentleman. . . They don't know the language. The German woman knows only German, and the English man knows only English. And they marry each other. Isn't that a beautiful marriage? Elderly people couldn't marry like that, could they? They couldn't even on the pain of death. Well, I put them together like that and tell them, "If you marry, your first son will be this kind of son, so try to live together. If that's not true than my words are lies; wait and see this that time." Wouldn't they live together until then after hearing "you will have a great son"?
And after living together that's what happens. You can overcome the borders of the nations. A lot of Unification Church members in Japan are ready to come and help work for the liberation of Korea. They will come even if they have to ride a submarine, saying, "Even if the Japanese government blocks us, let's cross the Straits of Korea." Can you believe that? Liberation of the border lines! Germans, these Germans who stand proudly and say confidently that they are the most intellectual and gifted people in the world and they have the most mathematical minds, when Reverend Moon's ideology, God's ideology goes into those peoples' heads, what kind of people do these people made in Germany become? What do these people made in Germany become? They become Korean people made in Germany.
What kind of Korean person? They become Korean people who say we should unify north and south. And of course all the five races, too. Among the races of the Five Oceans and the Six Continents, there are many races, but if they know Reverend Moon and when they have the ideology that Reverend Moon teaches, even though they are all over the Five Oceans and the Six Continents, and within the borders of different nations, they consider it an honor to become a Korean who was born in their region. Understand? Yes, the borders are a problem; the borders are a problem. But the borders are not problems in front of God. Race isn't a problem in front of God. And religion isn't a problem. (166-110)
5) The Mission to Unify Denominations
So, "our mission," what is your mission? It is to save Cain. As an individual, you are an individual Abel, so you have to save an individual Cain, then save the Cain-type family. If you become an Able-type tribe then save the Cain-type tribe, and if you are the Abel-type Unification Church of the people then you must save the Cain-type religious body of the people.
In that way for the first time you can become a person qualified to relate to the nation. Understand? [Yes] Then what is the most urgent thing? The issue is not developing the Unification Church. How are you going to be Abel, that is the problem. If that happens, then the hope of the Unification Church is completely fulfilled all at once. Now do you understand the course of restoration? [Yes] The individual Abel has to restore the individual Cain, and the Abel-type religious body must restore the Cain, type religious body. Right? That's the way it is. (46-147)
Today the established churches say that they will all go to heaven, the Presbyterian Church, the Catholic Church, all of them speak loudly about it, but look at it. The person who is standing here, what he is doing is a movement to unify the eight great religious organizations. Among them, the Jewish religion, the Catholic Church, and the Protestant Churches are included, and then Buddhism and Islam are included and Hinduism is included. And then Confucianism is included and then the Unification Church, eight religions.
Other than the Unification Church, the seven religions are all divided and fighting. I'm providing financial support for a movement to unify the religions. How in the world can that be? Have you ever heard such a thing? But the people of the established churches, the Presbyterians, they just say, "Oh, that Moon guy is a heretic." They don't know the world. I do this movement to unify all the denominations, and the leaders of the religions meet me behind the scenes and secretly exchange documents and so. on, but just like mere children with no sense they all just babble on.
Then is religion a problem or not? [Its not.] So I founded the Congress of Religions, but it's my sorrow that I can't go any place I want. just looking at that meeting. . . One time, when there was a world conference of the Congress of Religions, about eight hundred famous people gathered. They all wanted me to visit their churches once, but there are circumstances which don't allow me to go places freely. It is an amazing fact of history that someone is working from behind to deal with the complicated levels of religions and is asserting, "The one God has a Will. It is eternally one," and is working to realize that Will.
In who's name? Not in the name of someone named Moon, but in God's name, in God's name! In that sense, a person like the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church. . . and the Roman Catholics are opposing it. Even though there are lots of Cardinals who are on my side. That will disappear in a few days. Unified religion which is impossible by human's power. . In history, no matter who it was, there was no one who didn't want to unify religions. But they didn't know the way that God wanted and God directed. (166-111)
In heaven and on earth which denomination is the denomination that can teach the religious life that can take this kind of responsibility on God's side? We have to find it. The family which dedicates itself to heaven and follows that view of hope in its life of faith, the family that teaches that belief, what religion does that family believe? We have to find that. Such families have to unite and cut off all relationship with their blood lineages, and cut off all worldly relationships, and through the love of a relationship that can become one they should form a new relationship of the tribe and they should seek to restore the people, the nation, and the world.
We must find a group which can struggle to fulfill this responsibility and to have this kind of idealistic relationship. Without doing that you can't go to the new Kingdom of Heaven of the restoration. You can't go to the promised land of hope. Today in the Unification Church we all say let's unify. Some people will get angry when they hear that. They will get angry saying something like, "Unify what? Huh, the great historical saints of the past were not able to do it, but the evil people of this era, the Unification Church, is going to unite? There is nothing that can be done even if he is angry.
Watch and see whether the one who is angry will be ruined or the one who made him angry will be ruined. One or the other will be pushed out. He will say, "What? The Unification of World Christianity? I can handle it up to the Unification of World Christianity, but they even put the Holy Spirit in it!" I even put an ugly lump on it. (laughter) Before asking if that has been done or not, the issue is whether an adventure which can unify it has begun or not. Do you understand? (158-298)
6) The Mission to Unite Ideologies
The Unification Church members have to make a decision. In the Last Days, both the communist world and the democratic world will be ruined. Now the age that it is possible for them to be ruined is evolving in front of our eyes. At a time like this we must decide quickly. If you don't determine something like, "If we are going to be ruined, then pack stuff up and let's be ruined altogether," then both will be ruined. This could happen. This is a time like that. They have both bumped against a wall and are spinning around arguing.
The communist world says the communist world is good, and the democratic world says the democratic world is good. So they have to hold on to something; to be happy one needs a partner, they have to hold something. But the Unification Church appeared at this time. Among the religions it appeared saying let's unify, and the communists say let's unify the world. . . That has to be relative relation. (63-133)
If you want to unify. . The word unify doesn't exist in a place where you are alone. Unify means a different state. . . the circumstances are different, the situation different. There, the positions they assert are different and the chronically diseased environment that they were calling a tradition, is stuck. We must clean up, delete all these circumstances, and turn around everything that was going in different directions until yesterday and make them into one. To do that you have to be stronger than the two people in different circumstances.
If you want to make ten people into one, then you have to be stronger than those ten people. If you want to stand in the position to make ten denominations into one, then you have to be stronger than those ten denominations. Shouldn't it be like that? It's easy to say. That's the only way. You must not think of it as something to watch with interest when you join the Unification Church. If you joined that way, then you joined wrong. To unify lots of spiritual worlds and to unify lots of ideologies. . .
Today, looking at the trend of the whole world, in the place where democracy and communism are confronting each other, you have to go over this by stepping on one with your left foot and stepping on the other with your right foot. However firm an ideology and however firm a belief a person of faith may have, he must go over all that. You should have a confident belief and spread it out in all directions, and if you whip it around then it could be rolled in. You should have that ability, shouldn't you? That is how you unify them. People who are weak and say "let's unify" can't do it. Such people, who are like scarecrows which get blown away by the wind, cannot unify them. (151-13)
Today there are a lot of Christian churches, and there are many peoples on the earth, but those who can assert for God, "God is justice, God is alive, and he is the ruler of the world" are disappearing one by one. In a moment of destiny, in this kind of environment, someone who stands on the side of God, and proclaims Him, could disappear as was Jesus' destiny. It's the same. In the same way as the thief on the right side was vindicated and the thief on the left subjugated, representing the democratic world and Christianity, at least we, the Unification Church must say until the end, "God is alive. We are God's children. We must live for God."
It's the destiny of the Unification Church to fight in the front line, with the phrase "victory over communism," saying, "The communists must be destroyed because this is how they are." Understand? [Yes] The world is concentrated in Korea like this. An association which stands in the position of the thief, who was on the right hand side when Jesus was being crucified, on the side of God, on the side of Jesus, and which beats down the communists and persuades the communists and has a message which enables them to tell the communists, "You are evil because of these reasons," an association that God officially recognizes. and that can admit God's existence, is on the side of heaven.
Who is on that side? It's the Unification Church. You must know that that's why we started the "Victory over Communism," work. Understand? [Yes] As children of God we work with the heart of God. Going the way of suffering of the cross for heaven, forgetting death, saying, "The communists must be destroyed! They are evil," for the side of heaven, in the same way as the thief on the right side of Jesus was on Jesus' side until he died and went to paradise. It's the ideology of the Unification Church to open the gates of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth by completing the works on earth. By doing this work, a day of world level liberation will come to this nation. The fight of Cain and Abel centered on world history will finally end and we will go toward the worldly nation and then the second day of liberation will come to Korea. I hope for this. (160,217)
Today in this world, an ideology saying that God exists is confronting an ideology saying that God doesn't exit. One world centers on material, and the other world centers on mind. The world that says "God exists, is on God's side, and the world that says "God doesn't exist," is the world of Satan and the satanic forces. When these two worlds collide with each other, the result determines the destiny of God. Therefore the battle to defeat Communism, is the battle of God. (78-249)
What kind of thing is the Kingdom of Heaven? What is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth like? It is people like our Unification Church family members living throughout the whole world. That is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. If all the people on the earth live like Unification Church family members then that is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. What is that world? The church is a world that is together with God eternally, and it is a world without communists. No one denies God's existence, no one doubts about God. It's the world where everyone becomes one and calls God "our Father." And then Satan's temptations. . . There is no Satan. The world which God rules, that is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It's God living together with us. (79-304)
That's why our Unification Church tries to complete the mission of restoration with the heart of a parent, in the body of a servant, shedding blood and sweat and tears. The Unification Church has a trial to overcome, that is a crucial way that no ideology or thought system can go over, a crucial way that neither democracy or communism can go over. We have to go the way that they can't go, and we have to do the work that they can't do. (16-173)
7) The Mission to Find That Nation
Now what we have to know is, we must take revenge against the enemy of our parents; we must take revenge against the enemy of our relatives; we must take revenge against the enemy of our nation; we must revenge the enemy of our world, and we must revenge the enemy of our heaven and earth. Do you have your nation? Have we had a nation yet? A person who is in the realm centering on religion doesn't have a nation. He is a citizen who doesn't have a nation. He has some kind of foundation called the people. . . A citizen without his people. If a wind blows from the east then he is pushed to the west. and if a wind blows from the west then he is pushed to the east.
Religious people have been those people who have had to suffer from storms on every side, and grope along the dark paths caused by the powers of darkness as they haggardly went their way. (156-130)
People will say, "I'll go to the Kingdom of Heaven." But if you want to go to the Kingdom of Heaven, then you have to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on the earth. If you just go to the Kingdom of Heaven, then who establishes the Kingdom of Heaven? Do you wish God to establish it? You must live historically valuable lives. You must live your life attending your ancestors and living for your descendants. You have to relieve the sorrow of your ancestors, and fulfill the dreams of your descendants.
Then are you living that way nowadays? The ideal that the Unification Church members want is "our nation." A person, whoever it is, must live in his nation. That is an absolute condition that is given to humankind. Without any exception everyone has to live a life of hope-filled righteousness for the sake of righteousness and for that nation. Establishing the direction of the ideal through thought, and establishing the laws of righteousness through living life, one must live for the nation and its righteousness.
Do you have that kind of nation? Since you don't, shouldn't you find and establish it? What nation is that nation? It's the nation of the ideal, the nation of unification. It's the nation where all people can go. There can be no exceptions when establishing this nation. Here the families will cooperate, the tribes, the peoples, and the world will all cooperate. That's how you can unify, and the family, tribe, people, nation, the world can be unified. (18-213)
We have the Unification Church but not a nation of unification. So what "Protection of the Front Line of Unification" means is protecting the Unification Church. It's famous in America these days. And that affects Korea, and it can also become a means to make the Korean government and our Unification Church unite. So from now on we will not fight for restoration in the nations all over the world. We must do natural restoration. This is a problem. The satanic world rules by striking people. God's strategy is to make one naturally bow down on his knees by being chased and struck.
So we must know clearly that if we don't follow Heaven then we cannot restore God's authority. Looking at it from this position, what we have to do in this present age is to find the nation. We don't have God's nation. Can a person who doesn't have his nation have an ancestral hometown? He doesn't have an ancestral hometown. The Japanese have a nation, Japan, so they have ancestral hometowns in Japan, but looking at it from God's providence, there is no nation of God, since there is no sovereign nation which is God's nation, no one can be registered as a citizen.
We have only the registration of the religion. Cain and Abel have to be one to complete the restoration. That has become the formula of development for unification. Salvation can't be done by just Cain or by just Abel. You can't return if you don't save Cain and push him from in back so he can be ahead of you, and if you don't establish a realm of protection from behind. That is the teaching of the principle. Therefore there is no way to greet the parents without Cain and Abel being one. A religion is in Abel's position and its nation is in Cain's position. Therefore in the same way as Cain killed Abel, historically the leaders of the nations persecuted the religions.
The Kingdom of Heaven will not appear on earth if you don't establish the nation of victory by making the nation bow down naturally centering on religion. The person who tried to do that was Jesus. If the Jewish religion and the Israelite people had become one centering on Jesus, then that would have established the Abel, type nation. (55-79)
It is correct to say that where we want to live is the heavenly nation; we want to live in the heavenly nation. Is there a border line in the heavenly nation? [No] Are there two languages in the heavenly nation? [No] Is there a difference between the races? [No] Then what is the heavenly nation? Since all the people were born from the heart of God, all humankind are brothers, brothers. Looking at it centering on God, they are all God's children, so they are all brothers, and by looking at it centering on the realm of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth then they are citizens. The people of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, the citizens, the inhabitants.
There are three major factors in establishing a nation. To form a nation you need sovereignty. And there must be the people. And then there must be the land. Has this world become a world where God rules? [No it didn't] Also did this whole earth become our nation? Is it a nation of God? Did all the people in the world become the people of one nation? No, they didn't. You talk about the Kingdom of Heaven but the Kingdom of Heaven is formed after all these become one. Since this is not completed, there are still Cain and Abel left, and the fight is still going on. We cannot rest. We can't live. (66-281)
What is your wish? It must be finding this nation. At the time of the first Israel, the nation didn't become one and the nation was lost. Therefore only if in our age we find that lost nation again and greet the Messiah who is coming there, and not be the nation that casts him out, but rather be the nation that welcomes Him, then it will be the time when God's hope and will can be completed. The Unification Church people are the people who claim to represent that time. Understand? [Yes] Do you know it clearly? [Yes] It's the Messiah's mission to go horizontally toward the world level, it's not Messiah's mission to fight for the nation. (58-264)
heard that some high people in the Korean government first heard about the Unification Church by going abroad. That is embarrassing. Someone went to America, and one person of fame asked him, "I understand you are from Korea. Do you know the Unification Church but he said he didn't, and that embarrassed him very much. You must know it's not dark right under a lamp. In this situation we must wake up again. We must have an attitude which is not a shame to the fact that as the third Israel on the world level we have a special authority. You have inherited the spirit of Korea and the blood and soul of the Korean race, so you must eliminate the miserable situation of this people and leave a new tradition.
This is the faith of the Unification Church. Because of it, the activities of the Unification Church are absolutely needed by this people. Therefore, when we look at the sunlight coming to us, we must long for the Kingdom of Heaven of freedom. You have to long for the day when all the people, of course, but also all nature will be happy. And you must be the people who determine not to spare any effort for that day of tomorrow. If you don't, you should know that you don't have the qualification to be a member of the Unification Church.
When you hold your spoon to eat a meal, you must determine that you will cast the evil people out of this land, and when you hold your chopsticks, you must be burning with determination to get rid of the evil people. You must carve into your heart the fact that you are the hidden heroes, and secret envoys who always go forward to establish the Kingdom of Heaven of goodness, the third Israel. It's our mission as heroes of Unification to push ourselves to go the way to establish the third Israel. (21-164)
You are not here to be loved but to love. Understand? You are here to love. I, who represent heaven, must love, to be in the subjective position. If you are in a reciprocal position then you have to be loved, but isn't it the thought of the Unification Church, nowadays, and our situation to be in the subject position? Therefore, being called subject we must love.
Then loving in what place? Love from where you are standing now. Love the Unification Church members. Love the Unification Church.
Go crazy in order to love the nation. That nation should go crazy in order to love the world, not go crazy in order to love simply the nation. Then the nation develops. The world must not go crazy in order to love the world but go crazy in order to love the cosmos, and the cosmos should go crazy not in order to love the cosmos itself, but go crazy in order to love God. (59-56)
The world which that nation and that righteousness have realized is a world which is the world of love where everyone enjoys giving to each other, the world where lives of serving and sacrificing for God's Will shall shine. You should know this. Therefore that world is not like the world in which we are living these days. (3-121)
Section 2. The Way Of The Unification Church Members (Part 4)
10. We And The Time
1) This Time Period
Then what kind of time is this time? It's a time that it could be good or it could be bad, and it could be difficult or it could be easy. It's the time that everything in the world will collide all at once in front of our eyes. To digest this and to go over this, what do we have to do? A person must appear who has the ability to keep only the things that can be happy, and who can digest the hard things. Without that kind of person appearing, the person who can inherit such a world can't appear. It's that way. Do you understand? (64-338)
Then, what is this time? It's the time that you should gather all the power and show the real aspect of the Unification Church. Understand? It's the time to show the real aspect of it. (131-59)
If we look at the Unification Church now in terms of the age, from a historical, providential position, the Unification Church has already passed the night-like time of suffering. Morning is coming. A time like spring is coming. There everything has to change. Don't things change in spring? All the plants put forth sprouts. The light that makes them sprout is itself beautiful, but you must know that the environment which makes them sprout is also beautiful. Here in this place where an absorbing harmony is realized with the environment, and all the beauties of nature are arrayed. In the same way, by greeting the new spring you should fill your heart with the world of love, and if the environmental world is bad, then you have to digest it. Aren't people like that?
Trees take in carbon dioxide and make oxygen, but humans take in oxygen and make carbon dioxide. They have give and take with each other. In this way they harmonize by cooperating together. So to speak, they are coexisting while forming a relationship with the environment. The time like that has come. We must become new, but how must we become new? This morning you have to take a new stand by casting off your habitual faith of the past. You have to discard your attitude of life which dealt with the night, and absorb and digest this environment with a subject nature, which is able to greet the new environment and the new spring. But since it's spring we shouldn't gather together thinking we should rest saying, "It's nice, it's spring. Now that spring has come here too, let's rest!" Such people cannot hope for fruit or anything.
From spring, we must pass through summer into fall. Therefore I cannot just let you settle down in spring. Someone has to push you out, must drive you out. Who must send you out? Someone from the outside cannot push you out. Then Reverend Moon cannot help but send you out. To where? So that you can go towards the fall season. Because it will not do to just leave you here, there is not other way but to send you out in the direction heading towards autumn even if it takes thrashing you with a bat.
2) The Signs of the Time
So history is entering the time period of intersecting. Since that happens not only on the earth but also in the spirit world, these days, the 60s, most of the youth in America are having spiritual experiences. They call it neurosis, neurosis. They call it neurosis because they don't know this. (75-219)
We have to correctly know our own identities. In spite of the urgent mission which is approaching us, the Unification Church members who flow along with this current time period, whose footsteps are dragged into the environment where they can be ruined and disappear without leaving even a trace, are highly foolish people. Those kinds of people can't be Unification Church members. The more confusing the environment is, the closer our time has come. You must know that as the rumors you hear become more urgent, it is not our end that is coming, rather our time is coming closer. The day that we can break down this wall and go through, the world will have a new beginning because of us.
3) Match Yourself to Your Own Time
Today you were born with a relationship with the heart of God, so you must reach the conclusion of this within this time period. The fact that only we possess this one time period which didn't exist in the past and doesn't exist in the world of this era, is an extraordinary and infinite blessing, and you must know that you have been given something with such value that it can't be traded for anything. If you miss this time then you can't meet it again even if you wait a thousand years.
Therefore, we must know how precious this time period is that we are living in. When we live the life centering on the will for 10, 20,30, or 50 years, that life must be begun by entering through the seven year course. If our lives begin with this seven year course then how precious is this seven year course in our lives? If you cannot unite this seven year course with the will of God totally then you cannot live in the realm of God's love with God's will, for the course of your life which should be centered on God.
If we think about it from that standpoint, we must realize that this seven year course time period which we talk about in the Unification Church, is the most precious time period which you can't buy with any amount of money. A person who misses this time period cannot have a true life course. You should know that it took so much hard work to bring before us this seven years, which seems like a moment, like morning dew which disappears. God did infinite work until now to prepare this one time period for us. God, who knows that without having this one time period He can't form a relationship with true children, did infinite work to prepare it.
Also not only God, but the saints and sages, the patriots of old who pursued goodness through the way of truth, until now sacrificed themselves to prepare this one time period. But in the end they couldn't do it. And after all that, our meeting this time is not by chance, but by the correspondence of rules and necessity. If this time does not come, then the necessary family, necessary nation, necessary world, and necessary cosmos cannot appear. The family, nation, and world which the Will desires cannot occur by chance.
For those families, nations and world to occur, they have to match that one time period and have the necessary conditions. Therefore there has to be a time period which is the standard to determine the final destiny of our fallen lives. We must not just let that one time period go by. You must know that only by pushing forward throughout your life with that one time period as your beginning can you live a true life. (26-115)
The only people who can conform to this period by matching their own period are we who know this will. No matter how many people will be born without knowing the will, they will be people outside of the family. Our individual destiny which is to establish in this era a true appearance in front of our descendants, centering on our destiny which is to walk that kind of life course, what kind of appearance are we going have for our descendants of the future?
You must be creating now the value which will be manifested then. Going to the west and going to the east centered on the Will, and being devoted to and loyal to the Will, is not done for some person. It's to establish oneself before the nation, and it's to establish oneself before the world. It's all to match one's own time well. By matching one's own time well, that time can become the time of humankind, and by matching one's own time well one could represent the time of the nation and the time of the world. (26-120)
You have to work adding your young passion to Reverend Moon's youthfulness. You must clearly remember that now this is the only time period to obtain the condition of glory by participating in the great work of recreation. What must we perfectly feel? First, you must have the heart, "I'm not the same as you." Can't you do it? I can do it! You always have to be prepared with this kind of mind. (8-329)
4) The Way Not to Lose the Time Period
Don't miss the time period, don't lose the time period, and don't let your work be taken away. Reverend Moon will now tell you the way not to lose those things; there are only two ways. Don't be an offensive person, and be a person who loves people. . . If you do just those two, then you can never lose those things. You just have to pass that. That's all there is. I checked it out and that's all there is. (94-143)
5) Now is the Time to Do Activities
Until now, it was the time of prayer, but now the day of celebration is coming. When you have a celebration, it's OK to eat as much as you want and get tired and take a nap. But now is the time when we must suffer and go over that door sill; you can hear the sounds of food frying and rice cake being beaten to prepare for the party, then how can you sleep? A person who sleeps, in spite of that, is an insane person. You are like that right now. Everyone, should you run around, or what should you do? The time has come to all run through the streets in every neighborhood to spread the news that we have to celebrate. In other words it's the time that we must witness. Nevertheless there are people who say, "That season has come again. I must rest a little during the summer vacation." What remains if you just rest unconditionally? (33-22)
By going to Danbury, I accomplished all indemnity on the world level. Going to Danbury was as same as going with the cross on my back in a position with the whole world opposing me. What was the purpose of carrying the cross on my back? The purpose of carrying the cross on my back was to unify the spirit world and liberate the earth. Unification is the purpose. So then, when I went to Danbury, all the groups on earth were involved starting with America. From the Jewish religion, Christianity, all the religions, and then from America, through the Communists, and all the nations in the world. . . Anyway, through the CIA they researched 25 nations. They were trying to catch me and put me in jail by finding any condition. In this way all over the whole world they opposed me with their full effort.
Then why were we struck? What is the purpose of it? It is to struggle for the spirit world. Obtaining the spirit world was the purpose. They tried to hit and break down and destroy our Unification foundation. There, the American government and I were one to one. The United States of America was the plaintiff and I was the accused, and we fought. In that way I turned this over. What tuned over really means is that the spirit world came into the realm of unification. So because the realm of unification has occurred in the spirit world it has to keep pace with the earth. From now on, the work that you do is not your doing. Behind you there are many spirits which are all connected here. Of course you ancestors are connected, but if there is a religion that you especially believe then centering on that religion's leader, they are to concentrate completely on what you do. Therefore if you believe and hit something it will break down.
You must not think that you are alone. Tens of thousands, and millions of spirit people are mobilized. So forty million is not a problem. The several hundred billions of spirits in the spirit world are all trying to plow furrows centering on left and right. They are trying to plow furrows. If you want to plow a hard field, then the plow has to be hard. And then the ox must be strong and the person who is plowing has to press down hard. However strong the ox is and however hard the plow is, the person who is plowing has to press down hard. The ox and the plow are all ready. Now the spirit world is pulling like an ox. We have to press the plow down centering on the principle. Then who presses this down? Your leader must press this down. Then in that way it can be plowed deep. This depends on your faith. You must know this. (164-167)