The Way Of The Spiritual Leader (Part 1)
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Section 5. Ministry And The Life Of A Minister (Part 1)
1. Church And The Church Life
1) What is the Church for?
You should be faithful to the society, the church, and your family. Then what is the church for? It is a place where you form and cultivate your integrity and character. Due to the fall, you came to be in need of the church. The family and the society are not sufficient. A mature character is not formed automatically. Getting a doctorate degree from a good graduate school does not restore your character. That is why the church is needed.
By being connected to Father, you should start a new parent-child relationship. And you should build a new family and march forward to a new world. What are the steps in this process? It is the church. Without such steps, you cannot reach the ultimate destination. Even a new family comes from the church, and a new society comes-from the church as well.
Then to whom should you be loyal? Before you are loyal to your family, you should be loyal to the church. Before you are loyal to society, you should be loyal to the church. The church is in the position of a subject, and the family and society are in the position of an object. Where do the wise persons stand? They stand in the position of a subject, not an object. The position of a subject is only one. Objects can be in four directions of north, south, east and west, around 360 degrees, but the center is only one. That is a position within an absolute realm. It cannot be two. Can there be two centers? If it is transferable between the two, both of them are more likely to perish.
When someone is told that he or she is straight-minded, what does it mean? It means that both the heart/mind of the heaven and humans is rooted in the same, single point. It means that heaven's heart/mind and the human heart/mind should stand on such a point. For this reason, through the church, you should offer all of your hearts and minds at the place where human hearts are making a decision for the center. For this, you should do everything possible with all of your heart and mind. You should make more effort than for your own family, school, or your own success. That is why the Bible tells us to do our best with all of our heart, mind, and soul for the Lord, God. When we love, we should love God in the place where we offer all of our hearts and minds.
Then, in loving God, is it all right for us to love God in the morning, but not in the evening? No. You should love God more in the evening than in the morning. In the morning, everyone greets Him, but in the evening, not so many people do. (35-126)
The activities in the college are to take responsibility for the future generations, but the Victory Over Communism activities are for the present time. And religions are responsible for eternity. Therefore, we should only advance at all directions. And the church should establish a firm foundation for family tradition, religious tradition, and economic tradition. (21-360)
Since the temple is like a body prior to the fall of Adam, Jesus came on top of it. (20-341)
2) Education in Church Life
a. From the views of the providence of restoration, the key-point is to awaken the realization of the meaning of the Unification Church.
b. The church is the headquarters of the past, the present, and the future. Therefore, it is a mediator to fulfill indemnity conditions and to integrate the Word, integrity/character, and heart.
c. The Kingdom of Heaven is connected only through the church. That is, the Kingdom of Heaven can be reached through the family, and the family, through the church. Therefore, the church is a foundation for families to bring victories; a place where family laws are born as a fruit; a place where the integrity/character is recognized; and a training ground for the Kingdom of Heaven.
d. The church is a holy place that can connect heaven and earth. The church is a gate to the world, enabling people to be interacted in the relationships of cooperation, and is a spiritual pillar for the rise and fall of a nation.
e. The church is the original source of spiritual life where we can receive (spiritual) energy and nourishment for our daily life.
A man whose life is not happy with his wife with whom he is not pleased, when seeing a couple who enjoys their life together, would think that they are happy. That does not mean that you should marry twice. (laughter). In order to be happy, you need a church. People should get stimulation from others. But the stimulation does not come in a normal state, but come from a contrasting state. Heaven cannot be heaven with heaven alone. Only when the earth exists can it be heaven. Don't you agree? That is the reason why everything exists in a pair system. (21-191)
Those who say that they go to church because of such and such person, or for their sons and daughters or spouse, cannot climb up all the hills of faith. We should go to church for God, not for someone else. In order to possess God as our own, in order to make God's love ours, we are going to church. (8-162)
Christians say that the omnipotent, gracious, and loving God will forgive us even if we commit sins tens of thousands of times. Then as soon as they leave the church, they start fighting.
The church is not a place that can forgive people who commit sins in such a way. Right? If God is a Being who can forgive so many sins, why would God not forgive one sin that was committed in the Garden of Eden?
What do you think? Further, if there was a way for Satan to be forgiven that way, would he not have repented? He would have. He would have repented tens of thousands of times with tears to be forgiven.
However, the sin of Satan that violated public heavenly laws cannot be forgiven. If that sin is forgiven, the universal law of love would be fundamentally destroyed, and the world created for love would have fallen into chaos. Satan invaded God Himself. Then, can it be forgiven? It cannot be. That is why through the providence of restoration, the standard prior to the fall should be reached (by humans). By doing so, through that standard, Satan should be expelled, and the second ideal person should come. It took 6,000 years for God to prepare this foundation. (19-161)
3) The Reason Why We Should Serve the Church
What is the reason why you are asked to serve the church? It is to help you grow more. Does it make sense if you desire to become a captain in your own family? The reason that you need to serve the church and the nation is to make you grow. The same is applied to live for the world and for heaven and earth. To what extent? To the maximum. When I say growing, I am not talking about growth in physical size, but about having a rounded personality and maturity both internally and externally. You should become people who can live with all humankind on the worldwide stage, centered on the Unification Church. Then you can become a son or a daughter of God who created heaven and earth. From this perspective, all of you must understand that there is one way that you can go.
The Unification Church set the starting point for this way. As we started it, you should reach the final destination. For this, I ask you to go out and witness (to people) for the nation, or to become a missionary for the world, or fight for God or against Communists, etc.
From this perspective, I want you to understand the value of yourself and live a life at the place where God wants you to reach. (34-?)
4) The Purpose of the Church
What is the purpose of the church? It exists to save the nation, but Christianity does not know this. They think that its purpose is to guide people to go to heaven, which is a self-centered idea. As a result, they created such an individualistic nation like America.
Therefore, the Unification Church attempts to pioneer building such a world. The purpose of witnessing to people is not to have the witnessed people benefit the Unification Church. It is to benefit the nation. However, it should not become a religion that remains only within the boundary of the nation. Judaism declined because it lost its leading position to save its nation, Israel. The policy of the Unification Church is to serve the nation (but not only the nation but also the world). (34-338)
The Garden of Eden is within the realm of protection. First, it is a place with life without death; second, a place of the realm of God's protection; third, a place to receive love from God. (51-193)
As pioneers in founding such a nation, who are the generals on the frontline? They are the leaders of the Unification Church.
Then, what foundation is required to build such a nation? No one or nothing other than the church. What else can it be? What do you have? You have nothing but the church. Right? [Yes.] Your personal possessions are to be absorbed into the nation. In order for a people to lay a foundation. . . In order to build a nation, we need sovereignty, land, and people. Then, what is the foundation for the land of the Kingdom of Heaven? It is the church assets. Right?
Then, who are the people of the Kingdom of Heaven? They are the church members. Then, who has the sovereignty? It is you. You are in the position of representing the chiefs of a village, a city, a county, and a state. Ladies and gentlemen, did you become such a subject? You should be the first person who will run to the satanic world if bombs are brought into that world. Do you understand? Do you want to do it? And if you have some money, you should use if for the expansion of the church. And that money should be used to expand the territory of that nation and bring people together. Church leaders are in place of the sovereign of that nation. They should be in place of their own village chief and parents. That is the tradition that you should leave behind.
What should we do in the future? In the future, the time of the church will pass. What humanity desires is not the church. The church is needed during the process of restoration in the domain/realm of the fall, but once a new era arrives, the era of the church will pass.
For this reason, what the Unification Church is doing now is not church activities. Nor is Father doing church activities. Under the name of the church, we are working for a movement to be adjusted to the society, reform the society, and expand a pure society. That is the mission of pioneers for the work that is now being done by the people who are living for a nation or the world. This is the path that you should walk.
5) Church Activities Are More important than Social Life
The public church is more important than our own home. We should organize our life in every aspect, but we are not doing it. If you do not give back even after receiving, you will perish. (15-271)
You should become parents who can influence your children. This is your first mission. In order to do it, you should lead a public life thoroughly, and should be exemplary in your personal life. This is indispensable in educating your children to lead a way of the Will in the future. Do you understand? (31-277)
When looking at your habitual life-style in the church and the society that you have been leading so far, what is internal is the church life. Then, what is the standard of your internal life? Some say that they are going the way of the Will, but they interpret the way the Will according to their personal views. Can God be present at such a place? (27-38)
At this point in time, what position are you standing now? When you look at yourself as an individual of the Unification Church, if you think: "Ah, I am a follower," you will not be harvested by a good master who is looking for the best seeds. On the contrary, such a person will be removed. If you want to stand before the only master as the only seed with true value that is needed only for one place, you should not just become a follower. You should excel in everything. You should prepare yourself both internally and externally.
You see someone whose life is good for the church, but not for the society. Or vice-versa. From this perspective, the latter cannot bear the fruit mentioned above. Then, which is better, the people whose life is good for the church or the people whose life is good for the society? The correct answer is the former. People who have elements of bearing fruit have a hope for the harvest in the future, but the ones without those elements have nothing to do with harvesting the fruits. (36-20)
In terms of internal church life, the one who is not standing in the position of being authorized by God cannot lead a life instead of God in the life of the society. Therefore the question is whether or not we can be people who can be authorized by God. As far as the Unification Church members' attitude towards the church is concerned, they are not serious about the importance of the time for church meetings. Because your views about the public meetings of the church are vague, your views as to the direction of the will that continues to proceed are also vague. This is because you do not clearly understand what position you should stand on, nor do you have a clear external standard as well. (22-36)
First, you should be thorough about leading the right church life. For this, you should be punctual about public worship time. You should be exemplary for being on time for the meetings. (31-262)
If you look at the triangle relationships among the family, the church and the society, what do you think the strongest focal point should be? Is it the church, the family, or the society for your own success? Which person would God have more compassion and under. standing for? Thinking of the church is loving a representative of God. It is also bringing more people to God. (42-169)
6) Be Careful Leading a Church Life
When you join the Unification Church, you should be liberated from the pre-conceptions of the past in which you lived a habitual life of faith. You should abandon your previous views on God bound by your past concepts. (26-23)
Walking a formula course is not for the church, but for yourself. Until now, Father's directions to you was to help you, not for the church. Therefore, you should not think that you are working for the church. The way that humans should walk is for the nation and the world, and therefore, everyone should go that path. (34-265)
Even after joining the church, you get a job, play all kinds of games, and even use the church for your own benefit. . . But the church will not be used/taken advantage of. Look at the people who left the church after using the church. All of them will become beggars. Wait and see as to what will happen to them. Heaven will not be used.
The fortune of the world will not be used. Personal fortune should follow the family fortune, and the family fortune, the fortune of the society, and the fortune of the society, the fortune of the nation, and the fortune of the nation, the fortune of the world, and the fortune of the world, the fortune of the heaven, and the fortune of the heaven, the fortune of God. (163-34)
Section 5. Ministry And The Life Of A Minister (Part 2)
2. Church Organization
1) The Need for Organization
In the future, directions should be given through a system, rather than through public announcement. Therefore, we should not forget about the system. We cannot sustain our lives being apart from the organization. If we lose the relationships of front and back (family members), right and left (trinity) and up and down (parents and children), we lose the value of existence. (11-249)
The purpose of organization is to determine positions. You should know your own position. Do you understand? To decide positions is to be connected and build relationships. It should be done centered on one self. The one who has authority to bring the relationships is in the position of a subject. The one who is educated/guided is in the position of an object. That is, by making such relationships, if you decide your standing position, that is, if you make your own position, having relationships with four directions (of north, south, east, and west) and eight directions, you can stand firmly viewed from any direction of up and down, front and back, right and left. After deciding the position, you should make all relations that are connected to you into one. You should be raised by a person with such an ability. Therefore, (for this purpose) if you need an organization, you should determine the position. In determining the position, you should form a subject realm/sphere. In order to form the subject realm, centered on the subject, unless you erect one object as a partner, it (the subject realm/sphere) cannot last forever but eventually will collapse, and the position will be automatically selected as well.
When the organizational power and united force come together, they can finally be activated. When the center leader asks you to go in a certain direction, if you say: "I will have nothing to do with it. You go eastward direction, but I will go westward direction," then, you will perish soon. Therefore, organization, unity, and action are all of social elements for the developmental progress.
For the fulfillment of that purpose, after determining the positions and forming a reciprocal standard base, the foundation on which everyone can be united as one should be established as soon as possible. Then, it will flourish at any place. That is a principle. (15-198)
The origin of the fall is derived from the reversal of positions and the loss of relationships. The fall began from not acting upon the Word of God. What is certain is to know positions and make relationships in the organization.
For this to be done, you must stand in the position of an object. You must demonstrate ability to bring unity through which heavenly actions can take place. You must not forget this in your mind.
What is the first element? Organization. For what? To determine positions. What is the second? Unity. Centered on the positions that are decided, you must stand in the position of an object towards the subject. In order to become one, you should face the world with one purpose. That is the way it should be. In pursuing the purpose, there should be one unified action. Without that principle, nothing will be achieved. If it is done, we can clearly see who are in the positions of up and down. You should not forget this. (15-193)
In Christian churches, there are systems of elders, deacons, and areas. And there are women evangelists working for witnessing activities, while traveling. There are the people who are always helping under the leadership of the minister. Yet we have no system as such. Whenever new guests come to the church, we just give a Divine Principle lecture, but it is not enough. By organizing a clear/thorough system, we should be able to manage every member from the center. Newly joined members cannot work for the church unless they clearly understand the content of the church. Therefore, in order to educate them, you should spend plenty of personal time with them. If leaders cannot do it, we need representatives who can do the task on their behalf. (42-157)
For an organization, there is a purpose, a hierarchical order, and relationships. (5/23/66)
Father's desire for you who are working in the church is that you expand all of the main vertical traditional thoughts that have been passed down, horizontally more and more, and connect them to each department and develop them. For this to be done, we need a central figure. The church organization takes a role to erect that central figure. (34,12)
2) An Ideal Organization
When the Unification Church is in the process of building the Heavenly Kingdom on earth, what are we going to do? In the future, we should organize branch centers so that people living there can come to our church. That is what we should do in the church.
Within our church, we should have such an organization which consists of a legislative branch, a judicial branch and an executive branch. That is what our church should do.
Then what corresponds to the legislative branch? It is a family unit. If this is not realized, the nation does not come. Families should play a main role as the core of the society. Subject and object should fulfill this responsibility. We have been participating in an incredible mission for this so far. Heaven can be realized only when such a system is organized from the mountain valleys to the cities.
Then, who was to inherit the thoughts of tradition in the world prior to the fall? That was to be the great-grandchildren of Adam. Their families should have inherited it, and such an organization should have been expanded on the worldwide level. Then, the environmental Kingdom of Heaven would have been realized.
In order to realize the Kingdom of Heaven, a system that can adopt all of the principled protocols in the social environment should be prepared. Today, the intelligence agency is like ears. In order to make the Republic of Korea prosper, what should be done? We need a system through which all Communist activities can be immediately reported and those who were involved in those activities can be punished.
What did I say as to what the society should eventually resemble in the future? It will take after yourself. There are three principles between mind, body and material, none of which can be skipped. When these three are together, they will make a (perfect) form on the stages of formation, growth, and completion.
We have one Heavenly Parent (God). Since God exists in dual characteristics, so do humans. All things also exist in dual characteristics of plus (+) and minus (-). The number that is added and connected to one another amongst God, humans, and all things is 7. The number viewed from the perspective of stage is 3, but the number that is spread is 4. If these numbers, 3 and 4 are in harmony, coming together, it becomes 7. Therefore, number 7 is a number of completion of creation. All of you are made as such. All of the three are to be one. The eyes are connected to one. So is the nose (with two nostrils) if seen all the way inside. So are the ears. All are made to be one.
Also, when looking at the face, the eyes symbolize God, the nose, humans, and the mouth, all things. The highest part of the face is the nose, right? The total number of teeth is 32 (4 x 8). As such, all of the elements of heaven and earth are gathered together in the face. Further, all three organs are connected together. When we look at this from the principle of the three stages of formation, growth, and completion, how remarkable humans are. Centered on this principle of creation, we should be pioneers to build the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Today, in the human world, what is the problem? It is that we have no organization that can function like a lung. Because we have no organization that can absorb oxygen, the source of life, we cannot collect ideal materials to set a new policy that can make the humans happy. That is why this earth is left impoverished and exhausted. Since we have not had an ideal ideology until now, human history has been in the process of receiving that ideal one. The Unification Church is presenting a new ideology through this process. (27-187)
The sun is in the position of a father, and the earth, in the position of a mother, rotating around the father, the sun, and the moon, in the position of children, rotating around the mother, the earth. As such, we should have an organization of the family and the society like that of solar system. And so should be the church and the world. We should treat the church leaders like a father. In the church, one should be taking the mission of a father, and the other, that of a mother. The person in the role of a mother should raise up family members, thus establishing a system in the form of one family. The same is true with the nation and the world. Eventually, the organization of this world should be in the form of a human body and a family. That is, the organization of the world is only large in size, but it should become like a person and a family. (72-189)
Who is under the regional director? Is it a general manager? [It is a city leader.] There is a city leader under whom there is a center leader. Therefore, a city leader can give directions to a center/church leader. The city leader should be recognized as the city leader. When someone was assigned as a center/church leader, if he is not recognized and properly treated, it is because that family is in a mess. Don't you agree? If I go to Pusan now, the church leaders in Pusan should know it no matter what. Through your own organizational system, whether you convey my directions to the president of the church or not, it is up to you. I will continue with my mission regardless.
That is why it is an "e sang han" (meaning strange in Korean) organization. When I say it, I do not mean a wrong organization. I am talking about an "ideal" (e sang in Korean) organization. An ideal organization. Inform them about this at the time of leaders' meeting. That is what I am trying to teach you these days in Korea. America already has such a system. Wherever you go, without telling the state leader, directions can be given to the leader under him or her.
Even if the regional director did not know, if someone under him or her says that certain directions were given by Father, those directions should be immediately executed by everyone or corrected if necessary. (174-98)
3) The Organization of the Early Church
Our goals are arming ourselves with the Principle, and training ourselves for integrity, character and heart. From now on, our (public) life and activities should be centered on the trinity of the region. The regional trinity is the center, and the rest of other business entities are auxiliary organizations that support this regional trinity.
There are three judgments: judgment of words, judgment of integrity, character, and judgment of heart. Now, we are in the process of entering the stage of training ourselves with integrity and character, going beyond the stage of arming ourselves with words.
In order to become a person of integrity, a systematic training is required. You must go through a group-type of family life at some place like an apartment building. That is, the question is whether or not we can pass an ideology or a system for the whole. You must go through that stage.
The home meetings of the trinity unit are recommended to be held alternately at the home of each family. Educate horizontally related people through home meetings. Newly joined members are to be guided by team leaders (ban jang), and then be transferred to each region.
Soon, a victory flag of the church will be made. God is happy when He sees you bringing results from fighting at the frontline. In the future, have home meetings by (bahn) unit. If this is developed more, it should be done centered on the trinity. If this is expanded to 12 people, it should be again divided. Communications should be done up to 3 stages up and 3 stages down, when centering on yourself, taking the form of the number 7.
In the future, making a decision as to certain matters should be done within the proper environment. For example, if it is concerning the trinity, it should be resolved within the district, the team, and the region. Headquarters have jurisdiction over the district of (bahn), team, and region.
If possible, the trinity should live together and die together, without needing to depend on its upper organization. If harm is sustained to its upper organization, it will be grief to heaven, but if harm is done to Satan, it will be glory to heaven.
The people of the headquarters should be united in heart with the frontline family members. In the future, as you obey me, you must absolutely obey the regional director, the team leader, and leader.
In the future, headquarters will dispatch IWs to take care of family members. Even for peoples and nations, if soldiers in the frontline and people in the rear are united in heart, they will definitely prosper. There should be a messenger who can relate directions up to the level of a team. (9-8)
4) Three-stage Organization
Father has been doing this so far, but despite the fact that we have the president of the church, Father gives directions to the regional directors or the state leaders. This the president of the church must understand.
Father has a three-stage system of communication. Do you understand? This is a system of a heavenly nation. What system did I say about this? [Action system.] It is not a management or administration system. A management system requires only a passive role of following the leader, but an action system demands you to be aggressive.
What is this for? It is for the public will to protect the survival realm. Everything works out that way. Let us take an example of a leaf of a tree. If a worm invades it, that branch and other leaves protect it. That is how a system works. Do you understand what I am saying?
It is the same as a tree growing. A system of branches and leaves centered on the trunk, that is an action system. (173-196)
What I said earlier is regarding the three-stage organization. That is what you should understand. Where did the three-stage theory come from? If we look into the essence of it . . . do you understand? You must have heard this for the first time. Right? [Yes.]
The three-stage theory comes from this. In the Unification Church, above Rev. Moon, exists God. Therefore, I cannot do anything as I please. I am at the center/middle of the three stages. If I did things at my will, I shall be in trouble. All the cells of love are assembled in the center. This is the center of a globe, and if this moves, the entire heaven and earth will melt. That is why I cannot do things as I desire. The up and down should be always tuned to each other. So should it be horizontally. Through it, the vertical and horizontal should meet in perpendicular.
What is the center like? It is pushed from above, and pulled from below. Then, how difficult it must be. At least, that is what I think. Therefore, the center should be an example. From above, it should be praised, and, at the same time, it should be exemplary from below. From this perspective, I am not sure whether I am qualified to become the leader of the Unification Church. Professor Lee, what do you think? [You are qualified more than anyone else.] No. I am not. [You are too humble.] It is a difficult position to be in. I should be praised from above and be exemplary from below as well. That is why I have no time to rest for 24 hours a day. A person in the east can take it easy until he or she comes to the center. The same is true with the one in the south or any other direction until he or she comes to the center. But I cannot, since I am already at the center.
Therefore, since a person with such a responsibility, the one responsible for the family or for the nation, is closer to the center. . . I exist centered on God, and within me, exist all of the worldwide Unification Church members. This is one system. For this reason, I cannot transfer the position of the president of the church as I desire. I can do it according to the directions from above. That is different from the secular world. Do you understand?
On earth, when viewing me as the center, here are the president of the church and the people on the level of department leaders, who can be compared with the president and general managers at a company in the outside world. These three stages centered on me are one system. That is the reason why unlike the company structure of the outside world, I can give directions to department leaders directly, not necessarily going through the president of the church. And those department leaders should always report to me immediately if there is anything that is wrong or against the Will of God. If not, problems will arise.
Why? If one vertical pole (trunk), is grown, branches will grow on it. This vertical trunk, should be in line with heaven. This is a three. stage process. Seeing it with the root as the center, the root multiplies with small roots, and centered on those small roots, more minute roots will grow. That is the formation (stage). This is a three-stage system, which is one system. This is the difference.
That is why, as was stated earlier, the Unification Church is not an administrative organization, but is a progress organization, an action organization. That is why the president of the church cannot ask other leaders not to report certain matters to Father. Right? Nevertheless, you might have already done it.
You should report to Father. Centered on the center, you should protect the center from four directions. For the protection, you should keep it in line with the vertical pole. You should push people, saying: "You should not go this way or that way. You should go this way." The push will not be given by the top (alone). You from below should do it. This is a method through the organization. You must immediately report. (173-216)
5) Your Trinity, Your Life
What is a trinity? It is like an alter for offering objects. Three people in the trinity are like three offering objects. Abraham had three offering objects, and Noah had the three-tier ark. Right? They are all three offering objects. As such, after building an altar and making an offering with a loyal heart and sincerity for the people of that area, with an earnest heart that prays for their own sons and daughters, three people should be able to embrace their community.
With such an idea, in which exists an organization, exists a life. It is an organizational system but is a life itself at the same time. And it is a life and an idea at the same time. An idea used to be distant from us in relation to the organization. But in our life, God's hope, goal, and life in His heart simultaneously become one, and centered on that life, when you become a person who can be compared with the total value of these, God will find His 6,000-year long awaited sons and daughters through us.
Since no one knew about this until the present time, the fact that you can go to such a place is the most precious thing. It is not good if you cannot do this. Even though you know Father and follow him, you still should do this. Through heart, through the situation, when you can erect an alter before Heaven at any cost, you can finally become a son or a daughter who can be instead of God's heart and take responsibility for His situation. (150-27)
There should be three people who can work together. If they are not united on that foundation, the purpose of three eras will not be accomplished. The restoration will not be fulfilled unless a conditional horizontal foundation of the Eve nation is built. That is why three people are so precious. At the time of prayer, you should pray for the world. Including a few Korean-Americans, you should choose 12 people representing the four and the eight (compass) directions and pray with them. Jesus died because he could not establish that foundation. (36-177)
As a person who attends God, making special conditions with all of your heart and mind is like (holding unto) a life-line. By the same token, since it is like connecting water pipes to a reservoir, we should always make special conditions for God.
Furthermore, a center leader should be united at least with three male members and three female members. Including that center leader, unless seven people are always united with one another, the church cannot prosper or be developed. In order to become one with them, those members should not be the ones whom the leader feels comfort, able to work with. One of them should the most comfortable person to work with, another, the most uncomfortable person to work with, the third, someone who is in between the two positions. By doing so, the center leader should guide them to make special conditions for their central figure.
When a leader travels somewhere, he or she should not go alone. There must be people who pray for the leader. Especially, when Father travels somewhere, you should find out the schedule in advance and pray for him. Then God will be present at that place.
Likewise, a leader must have a center for his activities. All of the activities should be done centered on that center, and that center should be always more powerful than the center of actionizers. Otherwise, there will be no progress or development. That is the way it is. When you look at the tree, you see branches from the trunk. The trunk is bigger than branches. Likewise the center where the church leader is stationed, should be a place with more powerful force and energy than the actual place where activities are taking place. Without such a foundation, you cannot make progress.
For this reason, the church leader should know how to make three male members and three female members be united as one for the development and success of the church and prepare such a system to be in operation.
If each person forms a trinity, then, the system will be automatically increased to 24 people. If each of three people form a trinity, it will make 12. If each of three male members and each of female members form a trinity, that will also make 24 people. In such a way, centered on the central figure, an inseparable system should be formed in unity.
In order for this to be done, the question is how much the church leader invests himself or herself for the six members and how much they invest themselves for the church leader. The church leader cannot expect a good result unless he or she makes special conditions for them.
Therefore, a center leader must pray for his members and educate them day and night. In order for that special spiritual foundation to be established, there must be a way. Opening that way cannot be done by themselves.
Therefore, the center leader should prepare a way for members. If there are three people, a trinity system should be adopted for each of them so that they can be multiplied in numbers. He should always think of the ways of multiplying the system.
Centered on the leader, three male members and three female members work together; this makes number 7. Base on this, if a trinity system is applied, the church will be automatically developed. That is why you should regard organizing the trinity system as precious as your own life. (56-91)
Upon your return to your center, you should organize a trinity system. Fallen humans cannot go alone. The four position foundation should be established centered on the church, which should be done by all church leaders. Unless four people become one, the leader cannot make the four directions of north, south, east, and west as, one.
Currently, the remaining cultural spheres in the world are 4: communist cultural sphere, Muslim cultural sphere, Christian cultural sphere, and Unification cultural sphere. There were two thieves centered on Jesus on the cross: a thief on the right and the other on the left. The left one represents a left-wing, right? The separation between the Russian and Muslim cultural spheres can be compared with the separation of Barabbas and Satan. That is why on the worldwide level, Jesus' words, "Whatever is sown will be harvested," is being realized. (60-742)
6) Strengthen the organization
The reason many members of Korea and Japan left the church is due to the lack of organization in the church. Therefore, what Father is going to hurry to execute in America upon his return to the states is a movement of systemization. From now on, we should make a system to strengthen the organization of the church worldwide.
For this reason, in the future, not anyone can become a church leader. In order to become a leader, they should pass an exam that can be authorized by the world. Do you understand? [Yes.] Therefore, if someone is responsible for a "kun" in Korea, since there is a unit that is corresponding to this "kun" (in other countries as well), the worldwide authorized credential should be given to leaders. Then, wherever they go, when asked a question: "What level of leader are you?," if the answer is: "I am a kun" leader, there will be a common understanding about that position. That is, whenever someone represents him- or herself as a primary school teacher, we all have a common understanding about it. We should adopt such a system. (75-91)
In the future, what should the Unification Church do? It is to establish many educational institutions for restoration on various stages. For example, it can be a several-month course, or 7-year course, etc. However, our problem lies in that we picked anyone as a church leader and mixed them together. Therefore, from now on, we should prepare an organized system for various stages. You should understand that such is your destiny.
Section 5. Ministry And The Life Of A Minister (Part 3)
3. Our System And Tradition
1) Headquarters and Us
If you are a person at the foot of a mountain and you want to understand the person who is at the summit, you must have absolute trust in him. Where there is criticism there is no progress to a higher level. Father provides all the tools and the environment, paving the way for you to attain success. But you cannot follow holding on to your own ideas. Your struggle will increase, and it is almost impossible to achieve what you want to achieve.
Headquarters and the church center are the only central points. If a direction comes from headquarters, we have to follow it. It has a connection to the spiritual world. You may not know about that relationship. In the spiritual world your ancestors know about headquarters' directions. If their descendants take the subject position, thereby releasing their ancestors' ban (suffering), it means they have taken responsibility for both worlds.
This time, when you follow headquarters' direction, there will be personal inconveniences. At times you feel repulsion in your heart. It will consume you if you follow that feeling. If your obedient heart is stronger, you will make progress.
When Father gives direction to Unification Church members, they want to obey without question. But when a national leader gives direction, then members say, "I don't know about that." Father says that these are words without substance. Who appointed the national leader? Because Father appoints the national leader you ought to obey the national leader, which is the principled way. The person who is a leader of more than 1,000 people has the approval of the spiritual world, passing its examination.
Centering on the national leader I want you to unite and support each other. Don't be concerned about what Father is doing. Be responsible for Korea. Support and unite with each other. I wish for lots of good news to go your way. But I know in order for a lot of good news to happen, it takes suffering, hard work and tears. Please, don't forget about this.
Even if it is very difficult, don't focus on your own individual viewpoint. You have to support the bigger organization through order and tradition. That is the way it works in an orderly society. If some members say, "I'm an old member and I'll do as I want," that is not right.
Internally you need faith and externally you need a good foundation, which should be our church system.
If you make a way to heaven for your collected things of hell, that route goes back to hell. Likewise, if you send a donation to headquarters, they will give this back into the satanic world. Use the money for the bigger purpose. Money multiplies. You are donating to headquarters, headquarters helps the nation, the nation helps the world, the world helps heaven. That is the correct order.
2) The Role of the Provincial Leader
The provincial director is the leader of the province. They must understand God's sorrow, sharing the same concern as God and comforting Him. That is their responsibility as a loyal son. Newly appointed provincial leaders, please unite with the national leader, and then I will trust that you will do a good job.
Please unite with headquarters, which is the root. If you are not united with headquarters, do not assume you are a provincial leader. Your responsibility will be determined from that point.
Yesterday, I declared to the provincial leaders that if any leader complains that he cannot follow this way anymore, that it is too difficult, he can return home or he is free to do whatever he wants. If he complains and encourages others to complain, that kind of person should not be here. If you stand on the speaker's platform carrying the provincial leader's title, would your legs shake, thinking of your responsibility over everyone's life? Whenever Father has a very important topic to share, I am so serious that I don't feel my feet touching the speaker's platform. That is why God is working through me. I am not standing on the speaker's platform for my own sake.
Like the earth that is prepared to receive the oncoming spring season, what foundation has the regional leader prepared for building the shimjung and tradition? You are the leader of the province. Do you pray for the province? Prayer is very important. The witnessing result is proportional to amount of prayer, not to the level of your knowledge and skill. Didn't you experience in the 1960's that in comparing college, graduate members to members who prayed, it was those who prayed that brought more witnessing results? The important point is how much you gain God's sympathy. What should we focus on with a single mind? Eating food? No. Our responsibility is to restore everyone from the fallen world to become God's sons and daughters. If you love with that kind of single mindedness, nothing is impossible.
We have to establish the tradition that church members are saying, "My provincial leader is crazy for God and True Parents!" Though I may be working on external things I want you to understand Father's internal things.
Don't get discouraged about your situation or Father's situation but remember God is with you, shedding tears for the nation. My loneliness represents the nation's loneliness. So you have to pray that God can forgive the nation. This is the responsibility of the one who makes the offering, that he can sense the future misfortune of a nation and ask for forgiveness from God. That is how a nation's misfortune can be avoided. You have to stand in the position of representing the nation, and that is the responsibility of the public-minded person.
You should be serious to unite with your regional leader. There is a proverb which says, "If the home is in peace, 10,000 things can be accomplished."
The family members in the province should unite with the provincial leader and work together. Don't complain about the direction but support and become completely one with it. When you unite in heart with that foundation, you can overcome obstacles. Make determination again without complaining and give all your effort to fulfill Father's direction.
3) Role of the City Leader
The city leader should feel the following way: you immerse yourself in the water to possess the river, you climb up a tree on a mountain top, fall and climb up again. The person who has this heart is the owner. Though people will try to kick him out, he will never be destroyed. Father understands this principle. That is why he is still here. When Father was in jail in front of communists, I thought about what I could give to the enemy. I didn't have any resentment. I offered my food. That is why the food becomes the body and the water becomes the blood of others.
The titles of provincial leader and city leader do not represent the Unification Church but they represent the province and the city. The Unification Church exists for the nation. I, the church and the city are like the three stages-formation, growth and completion. All three have to be united. You should think that "my house" does not refer to a brick dwelling, but rather "my house" represents the city. Likewise, "my church" represents all educational organizations in the city. We have to be owners of the family, church and town. This is the duty of Unification Church members given from God. So the leader should be busy visiting every comer of the city.
The leader has a special duty to be on the front line to accomplish God's Will. Don't be discouraged and retreat. If you are defeated, the people will be defeated and you will share the same destiny. Ask for God's help if you can't accomplish. Pray to God asking for help in this difficult restoration time. Pray, "I am unworthy and you put me in this dispensational position. I want to do your will. I do not have enough power, so help me and give me power." If you pray desperately, at that moment God's help will come. Also, we have to understand that our position relates to the public. The city leader is the central focus of the public. Prepare and raise from the membership someone who can inherit your position when you can no longer fulfill your duty.
The attitude of the members should be a willingness, if the city leader cannot accomplish, to take over his responsibility. Members should maintain that attitude. The city leader and church members should work with each other for the same goal and purpose and make a good foundation. The number of people you, as the leader, can raise for leadership will determine whether you are successful or not. This time when you return to your mission in the midst of all this difficulty, you have to raise up the person who can unite with you.
When you are in a big battle, you need a good plan. But more important you need to know how to take action in the battle. First of all, centering on the leader, you choose a few members, training them to have determination, to share a common life-and-death destiny toward one goal, pledging to each other that once you start you will not retreat. The leader should try to become responsible and the member should try to be helpful. This kind of church center will automatically progress.
Today, everybody has this kind of important responsibility. The city leader should make a connection to the county, to the town, to the village and to the precinct. The reason for doing this is that God does not have people who organize the kind of connection headquarters has with the provincial leaders. God doesn't have a foothold of people acting on the direction. The most frontline members are the members who are working with the city leader. The city leader can affect the area for the good or bad, so I trust you are going to do a good job. This time it is not the provincial director but the city leader who should fight with the enemy on the front line. Father worries whether you are doing good work. I want to shake the village through this meeting. You should always keep the same intensity gained from your experience of our meeting together.
When you go back to your mission the leader who is in your area should take care of everyone, even all the people who are economically suffering. You should have great hope even if you are poor and in difficulty. If you are always hopeful and responsible, you become a symbol of the people.
To those who are hungry, you can state that they can work for us.
In the city leader's position if you do your part with joyfulness, all things and people of your area will be joyful. If you are joyful, the provincial director, the national leader, Father and God are happy. "I am joyful" is the base for the whole universe to be happy. The provincial director, the city leader and the center leader -- of these three the city leader plays the key role, so the church success depends on the city leadership. The provincial director is the middle position; the frontline position is the city leader. The city leader is on fire. Feeling responsible he tries to help other city leaders and is always thinking of what kind of love and inheritance to give them. I hope this year you make a better foundation. Hopefully you will make a determination before you go back to your mission.
The individual is connected centered on the church. Center leaders, city leaders, provincial leaders, the national leader, True Father and God are all connected. Up there is heaven, down here is earth. If you think everybody is connected centering on you, how important is the position of the city leader? If you don't do your responsibility, this matter is not over at this time. So God chose you to be in the position and, if you are not able to assume the responsibility, when go to spiritual world all spirits will accuse you. How important is the city leader's responsibility? The city leader is connected through the provincial leader, national leader and Father, and he is connected to heaven and earth.
In the future economic depression will come to Korea, so the church members have to be responsible about this. Before, the depression comes we have to make good foundation so that we can guide Korea. One city leader is responsible for a city. If you look at the economic problem then centering on only my wealth, it is not right. You have to take care of the whole. If you say I can't do it and give up, all will be destroyed.
If everybody has that motivation then you can live 100 percent for the church and God. Then you can stand in front of God. Even in difficulty you have to go forward alone for the whole town.
Each city should have 200 members. That is why you have to try hard. The city leader is an individual but you have responsibility to take the whole town's life and wealth. The members serving the city resemble the city leader. If the city leader moves ahead, everybody moves ahead.
So again, your responsibility is very important. The city leader is responsible for the whole town. The lives of everybody in the town are in your hands. Do you feel that? Do you really feel it? At Sunday service or other public meetings the leader has to discuss with church members and make a plan. Have you ever longed to have 1,000 people working for you?
If you have a complaining heart when you receive the direction from above, you are finished. Everyday you need to have the attitude of an absolutely obedient heart. Young men need to fight. When they come back from war, they change. Even in a shower of bullets they will not respond until direction comes.
If you are a town leader, you have to put in your effort until the town responds. One, two, three, four days, even forever, you have to keep your mission, 24 hours a day, committing everything with your whole heart, when you are eating, sleeping or on the toilet. If your mind is always thinking of how to accomplish this God-given mission, you are one with the mission. If you live three years like that, you will notice changes around you and you will discover that God is guiding you. You will discover this fact. That is the Principle.
If you cannot be responsible for the village, you cannot be responsible for the town, the province and so forth. If you are not responsible, you cannot be responsible for the nation, the world and God. That is the Principle. Do you understand? [Yes.]
4) The Role of the Center Leader
You center leaders have a good education, good knowledge and other worldly knowledge and you have heart. City leader, center leader, state leader, national leader - all should unite, and the family members should unite with a single mind because they all represent Father's position. Even if leaders make mistakes, no one should pass judgment.
In the future headquarters will organize from the lowest unit, the church center to seven levels. The national leader is the middle point going down to province, city and town, then going up to True Parents and God -- seven levels. That is why I invited all church leaders to this meeting.
You are all working as Unification Church leaders because until now you are following Father, the bridge to God's fortune. That is why members respect you. First of all, you have to maintain the vertical relationship always. You have the position to control the vertical and horizontal relationship. Above you is the headquarters' leadership, horizontally you represent parents position. The parents' heart is like that for children who do not come home; without hesitation you will go 1,000 miles searching for them. If parents show a sacrificial example and teach tradition, the children will go the correct way. First show a good example. This is the way how to witness.
With this vertical relationship there is no multiplication. But if you unite with the same level leader, there is multiplication. This is the Principle of Creation.
Why do we witness? For multiplication. Multiplication does not happen on the vertical level; horizontally good give and take multiplies. That is why church leaders should relate with church members horizontally. Progress will follow. If everybody determines to be loyal, there is lot of multiplication.
Time does not fluctuate to smaller or bigger but people's minds change to small or big. Even the members working in small towns hearing news from headquarters receive the news as their own. The senses of the nervous system go through the whole body. Likewise the church members should be feeling that way towards the headquarters' direction. Then there is life. That is why members look forward to headquarters' messages. But if you, through this nervous system, hear the news horizontally, you can only feel it temporarily in the moment but the feeling does not continue. If you look at your body and bone system, it is ordered vertically and horizontally. When you visit headquarters, what kind of heart do you have? Let us remember. How much you overcome with your richer feeling will determine the quality of your personality.
We have to change our attitude of how we look at headquarters, the province, the city and other individuals. There will be no progress if you do not change. New creative power cannot occur. This is the Principle of Creation.
5) The Role of the Family Member
The purpose of the Unification Church is to establish the Kingdom of Heaven. How can we achieve the Kingdom of Heaven? The key is not for your own benefit but to sacrifice for others and for the world. In other words, (3) you have to long for that way. (1) Lots of people are struggling in the fallen realm. (2) People give up on top of the fallen realm and fall. While you strive up to (3) you either have to become a subject or you are following the subject. So what kind of subject should you follow? Follow the person who represents God.
How long should you follow? Until the end of the world. How should you follow? Do not take this with a light attitude but willingly offer your tears, sweat and blood. The greater the difficulty you encounter, the bigger the scope, from the individual, family to the whole world. When the whole world has to be mobilized. This will be the end of the fallen world.
What is the important thing in our church? Try to become a good person who is remembered by a leader. Members who complain are fakes. Before you judge someone, pray three times for that person. If you don't do that condition, you are a fake.
Even if the age of some men and women are young, God can work through them. If you are thirsty, you will still drink from a branch stream if you can't drink from the main stream. Think that the children are like your own children or a young king. Also, have the attitude of helping and protecting them. That kind of member has ownership. If you are not doing it that way, you are a fake.
That is why you have to become a likable person to the leader, regardless of their age. You have to become a person who can talk openly. You have to move the leader's heart. If you impact your leader's heart the next level is to move Father's heart. This is the orderly way. If you do not follow this order, you are mistaken. You will receive Satan's accusation.
In the Unification Church view, what does it mean to be a successful person? Is it because he is a good writer or good Divine Principle lecturer? What is it? We have to live forever in people's hearts. How can you live in people's hearts? Centered on God's love you moved Father's heart forever. Don't you think so? [Yes.] Even at home you totally think about Father. This kind of family member can dominate Father's heart can dominate the world. So how can you dominate Father's heart? According to the world of principle, what one receives one ought to give. Father will give a lot more.
What can you do if there is not a lot of time to witness, obey and follow? Obey and follow is good, but not enough. What do you have to do? Do you want Father to teach you? [Yes.] When you go to a certain town, you have to completely unite with the church leader in that town.
In that town, if you are the only man of virtue, you will realize your value. You should earn the provincial leader's heart and then the national leader's heart. Do you understand. [Yes.] What do you have to do for that? Follow Father's direction. Go to the bottom level and take all responsibility.
There is a big and stately tree, the leaves are dried out and the root is dead. What do you think about this tree? That is, it externally looks good but there is no hope. Even a small tree, if it is alive, it is more valuable. That tree deserves appreciation because it is well nourished from the root to the trunk. Thus this tree has endless potential to grow. There are main branches and little branches. The little branches have more potential to grow.
In our church, there is different kinds of leadership. If the branch leadership is alive, there are a lot of little branches growing off of it. Do you understand? [Yes.] If you want to win your leader's heart, you should understand your leader's strong and weak points and then serve him. That is why you win the leader's heart and receive love from them. In other words, the key is that you can earn the authority of the leader only through sacrifice and service, even if you give a hundred times, a thousand times, and even if you are afflicted, but you are still happy to give. This kind of person can earn anybody's love. You can receive love and you can love anybody.
You will be promoted in your area. You will receive recognition in that area. Sports tournaments use the same principle. That way he earns support, the person can be a leader. Step by step with the same principle you can finally become a national leader. Isn't it so? Step by step you progress in uniting and winning the hearts of the center leader, the city leader, the provincial leader. Then where will you go finally? Finally you win the national leader's heart and, united with his work, when the time comes, the national leader will appoint you to be the national leader. Do you understand? This kind of person can occupy the top position.
Now in religion, among all people in history, who earned God's heart? Until now people who failed didn't completely understand God's heart, people like Adam, Abel, Noah, Abraham, Moses, John the Baptist, through Jesus. The person who does this work, completely restores all the failures of God's heart and offers it to God. Any other church leader, or any other denominational leader in the history of the world, didn't understand God's heart completely. But Father in the Unification Church is the one who has been working for that.
That is why even though you receive persecution and opposition from the world, you cannot be destroyed. So first you need faith and confidence. In spite of learning lessons from other people's work, we should have faith centering on God's love. That way we can become a successful person.
Do you think it is valuable to follow Father? [Yes.] Then should you follow Father's direction of not? [Yes, we should follow.] Within the tree leaves get nourishment from the root, not from the trunk. No nourishment comes from the branch but from the root. Only because the root is distant from the leaves, it comes through the trunk and branches. That is why you can become a good fruit through the national leader, provincial leader, city leader and center leader.
What part of the tree is growing? The ends, and it expands everywhere. The dead branches will be cut off. Water is absolutely necessary for the root. Likewise for man he needs heaven and earth. (Gen. 1:28) "Be fruitful, multiply and have dominion." Who is supposed to have dominion? This does not mean that God is dominating but that the people who have God's love completely and are responsible should dominate the universe. That is the principle. Do you understand? [Yes.]
First of all you should lay a good foundation of merit, and then you can receive love from our church and from Father. The provincial leader is a representative of Father. That is why you are receiving love and trust from the provincial leader; it is also the foundation to receive love from Father. This is a promise that you will receive Father's love.
Family members go to God through True Parents. If you belong to the province, then through the provincial leader's heart, the national leader's heart to the True Parent's heart, you can stand in front of God. Of course, Father's heart always wants to take you to heaven. but we individually have to make good conditions for God. Public and private distinction are definite to God.
6) Do as Father Directs
The Korean leaders, if you don't follow as Father directs, you will be accused in the spiritual world. If you go out now and do not follow my direction, your descendants won't be good. Your descendants. The spiritual world won't cooperate at you will as you think.
If you don't follow what I say to you, I cannot take care of you. If you follow my direction and cannot accomplish it, I can take the responsibility for it. [We will follow you direction.] Go away if you don't want to. You don't have to do it. Are you supposed to do all that I say? I am saying that you shouldn't do an irrelevant act. Do what I say.
See. This is the time to across the Red Sea. Now is the time like that. You will perish if you do at your will. This is the time to across Jordan River and Red Sea. If people did of their own accord when they crossed the Red Sea, they will go to ruin. When the twelve tribes went across the Jordan River, they didn't complain even though they were just sitting near river for three days. Because of their deed, they could get into. You should know the time.
If all of you cannot do, God will let a minister inherit the tradition even if he is the only one. Then, he will represent the rest, and He will work through him. Do you think all the American ministers will proudly remain in front of God? You have to decide to go right direction. Pray as I direct. My direction. . . You should pray "Heavenly Father, please help me for the purpose directed by Father." If your thoughts intervene in the prayer, all of you will perish. Do you understand? [Yes]. I'm not joking. Go and say to everybody exactly what I said. This is the time like this.
Your name was known to the a minister with the help of the spiritual world while you didn't know. Do you understand? You find a person who was chosen by spiritual world. The spiritual world guides. Unification Church started like that. Didn't you hear the testimony of the missionary, Hyunsil Gang? Spiritual world will cooperate as long as you follow my direction. When I said "go and witness," one postponed his departure, and went to witness later. When he arrived at a station, one person was waiting with a ticket for him. What would happen if he didn't go? The person who has responsibility will be accused. So, you have to respect him. You have to respect him because he delivers the words instead of God. (135-202)
The American leaders who are here, you shouldn't have your own meeting after meeting with Father. In Japan, the leaders bring the recorder, and record Father's speech. Then they distribute it all over the country. That's why God works for them. You should write it down and deliver exactly what I say. Then spiritual world will cooperate. You should do the same thing. Bring the recorder and do as they do. You shouldn't interpret at your wishes, and do not say this and that. You didn't do that that's why the situation of American church is like this. Spiritual world doesn't stick to you. I mean there won't be progress. It won't cooperate. Do you understand my words? You have to listen clearly. If a person attend this meeting and say differently when he goes back, you shouldn't think him as your friend.
From now on, you should listen carefully what Father says, and gathering you senses, set your step with it, adjust your mind to it, act in accordance with it and become a world-wide Unification Church member. You should have followed this. However you didn't care about what I said because you have been doing other things, and after several years, you realized that "When did Father say? We, leaders made mistakes." That kind of fault is happening. All of you.
Then if there will be a law of Kingdom of Heaven here, through whom will it be made? Through you? Through God? Don't you think it will be done by Father? From now on, when we are building Kingdom of Heaven all of the Unification Church members have to respect Father's direction more than the constitution of the Kingdom. Do you understand what it is? If you don't listen to Father's words, there is no way to keep out Satan. If you act differently, you will perish. You will see.
If there were ten people here and listen my speech, how come each person acted differently? If ten people listen, all of ten have to say same words and act in a same way. However, this one is like this, and that one is like that. Do you understand? You have to know clearly. Do you understand what it means? [Yes] If so, there won't be any progress. All the people who come in will run away. It won't last long. Everybody will run away. What's that? It is like you sow seed, which is empty seeds. It's like empty seeds. The color and shape of empty seeds and real seeds are same. Doing like that is just like sowing empty seeds.
What is the empty seeds called? The shape and the color of empty seeds is same as that of real seed. Can you sow seeds? If you are so called "436 couples," shouldn't you know that? I doubt that you could sow seeds. Seeds. Once you receive my words, then you should sow seeds. Do you think it will be done of itself? Do you think God will help that? That's why people join and then leave. Satan grabbed them and took them away. You have to clearly understand. Do you understand? American and Europe leaders? [Yes] Keep it mind. [Yes] The seeds come through God and Father. It doesn't come through you. It's not continental director, nor a state leader. Don't you know even if I don't explain it to you. Then what kind of play is this?
If I had done like you, do you think I could have found God's providence? Because I followed the principle, God has cooperated with me. Is this my own opinion?
At my own will? Do you think I do at my wishes? If I had done that, I wouldn't have suffered like this. I wouldn't have been through all the indemnity. If I had wanted to do it, I would have spent 40 years doing nothing. And if I had spent 40 years like that, I would have perished. Perished. It would have perished. And it would have been over when I go to prison this time. It would have ended. Do you understand? There would have been no seeds.
See. When a diplomatic minister or an ambassador or an envoy goes to a foreign country, if what he says is different from what his king said, the country will be perish or it will be sold. That's same. If so, he will be a traitor who sell his own country. He will hand over his country. Don't you think so? He will be a traitor who sell his own country. Traitor. What I'm saying is right. Is it wrong? If you want to protest, do it.
It would be fine if you make copies of the President's speech. Would it be fine if you interpret whatever you want it to be? The fate of the country depends on it. Then do you think you can do whatever you want to do if the country is the Kingdom of Heaven? That means you be pray the Kingdom of Heaven. if so, God will leave you. God won't work with you. No matter how hard you pray, it won't help unless you accept it. (135-203)
So, you only need to follow Father's direction. If I say "you do this" then you don't have anything to do but wishing it. And that is the only one that can be your power and that can be a centered standard when you pioneer your environment. How much am I getting close to such a standard? How I can united with such will? You will have self-confidence depending on your trial to do that. Try that. You will realize that God is with you.
So, I am going that way, God's providence, too to have confidence. That is a formula. I am doing this today, and I will do the same thing tomorrow, too. My basic attitude is that I will follow the formula until I die, and that I won't break it even if I have every reason to make an excuse. I will not disturb the order. Front is always front, and above is above all the time. If I went to the front when I must not, or if I stood above when I must not, it would be a rash act, and all our effort would have been in vain.
That's why I set God's providence first, and follow it. Don't you think so? Once you set God's will and Father's words in front, and once you set them as your standard, you should move on following them. What's the procedure of restoration by indemnity? It is that you have to set an official standard, and you should devote yourself every day and night. You will never know unless you do. You will never know your way. You don't have confidence, do you? Then how could you gain it? Can you do by yourself? Does God tell you everything about the providence and how it's going to be done? Do you know it? You don't know, do you? [No we don't.] Because you don't know, my direction is the only one that you can count on and you can set it as your standard. If I say "witness to one person every month," you should do that with your whole heart shedding tears. Pray every day and night saying that you are too ashamed to stand in front of God because you are not filial nor fulfilling His order.
Do you think you can make a history of restoration or God's history if you work separately? Do you think the restoration of indemnity can be done by yourself? It will never happen at your will. Therefore, there is no choice but to set the Bible or Divine Principle as your standard.
7) The Relationship of Co-workers
When we think that God's side confronts Satan's side, you cannot contend against Satan's side by yourself because they are powerful. You cannot do by yourself. Never. You need a person who has same mind as yours. So, you need somebody. Your absolute trust on him has to be greater than the one on your parents, or on your brothers, or on you friends, or on your teachers. In order to build such relationship, you should talk all night, and overcome difficulties together. If you and he determine to work together facing a difficulty that could bring, you can have the best sprit of unity which cannot be comparable. (20-151)
Following the progressive expansion principle of universe, the secondary development should the characteristics of the primary development's subjecthood. Having subjecthood, it should have its way of thinking, and thoughts so that it can absorbs those of secondary development. There should be thoughts. If you are self-centered, is there any room that you can think of world? Isn't it? If one think centered on world, he or she can think of a country and he or she can think of church.
You are the leaders of Unification Church who are in charge of 172 counties. If we think this on a two dimensional plane, all the 172 dots are connected to one center. All those dots have to be connected to each other, too. First, a dot has to be connected to center, and then it has to be related horizontally. Then this expansion should be don't in all four directions. You should be able to do this.
You should stand such a horizontal position. It takes a form of point, and you have 172 points, which means 172 regions that you belong. However, there shouldn't be any conflict when all the Unification church members from each church come and visit. More than that, if all Unification church members around the world come here, they should be able to go through every church only visiting here. Therefore, if we think we work for a certain church in a certain region, we work for all. When every church works with him, there should be no conflict.