God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Restoration and Blessing
February 2, 1969
has ever realized that human history has been a history of restoration. The
great accomplishment of the Unification Church has been to regard the events
of history as a process of restoration. It is God who is the basis of this
historical background. He has been in charge of all history up to the present
and made all history develop. Because of God's will, individuals, families,
tribes and nations have been given missions of restoration, and through them,
history has progressively developed. Therefore, the main question of history
must be, when will this history of restoration be completed? When will the
purpose of restoration be accomplished?
The completion of restoration means the restoration of all the
unaccomplished or unfulfilled standards, for example, the standard that was not
accomplished by Adam due to his fall, and the standard that was not fulfilled
by Jesus. These have to be restored through indemnity. This is the mission of
the Unification Church. I am leading the way and all the Unification Church
members throughout the world are to follow. It is my mission to let all the
members work to restore these unaccomplished standards. It is your mission
to do so according to my direction.
The man who has this important mission should be greater than Adam,
and should accomplish the standard in place of Jesus. The woman who is
related to this man should go beyond Eve and be accepted as the new spouse
of Jesus. The mission of the Unification Church is to give birth to such a
man and such a woman.
Jesus was crucified. Therefore, all the earthly foundation was completely
lost. What Jesus did not accomplish should be indemnified by each one of
us. In this way, each of us should go beyond Jesus.
The path of opposition
for us to indemnify what was lost, we must accomplish a standard in this
world by going through all the historical struggles. Therefore, we are to be
persecuted by everyone, and eventually we have to win them all over. Without
this type of suffering course, restoration through indemnity cannot be done.
So far, this has been the path of the Unification Church. It has always been
hit and persecuted, but we never protested. On the individual, family, tribal
and national levels, we have been persecuted and found ourselves in utmost
loneliness, And we have had to console God in this kind of situation. This has
been the whole history of the Unification Church. You should know that. No one
can understand it; only I know it fully. Jesus was opposed even by his three
main disciples. The three disciples symbolize and represent three nations
in the world. Therefore, when we pioneered our way on the worldwide level,
we had to be opposed and persecuted by three nations. But even in the midst
of these struggles, we had to set up indemnity conditions on the worldwide
level. This is how we made a victorious standard through the first seven
year course, which ended in 1967. We are now in the second seven year course,
which started in 1968.
The reason why we must be victorious in such a path of indemnification is
because we have to restore the standards lost by the fall of Adam and Eve
and at the time of Jesus. We have to indemnify everything, both internally
and externally. The Principle you are now studying records all that has been
accomplished throughout history, but even this book cannot yet describe how
to indemnify it all. I am struggling now in order to pioneer that course
Now in Korea, the Unification Church cannot be defeated by any force; our
church cannot be eradicated from this earth. I have perfectly accomplished a
victorious standard, a victorious foundation, Even if the evil side strikes
the Unification Church, God can protect it, and Satan cannot accuse it. This
is the precious realm of victory which has been accomplished in the past 21
years centered upon my course.
It is a great joy for all history, the world and the cosmos that in the
Last Days, the living Christ, whom God sought during the 4,000 years of Old
Testament history and the 2,000 years since Jesus' ascension, has completed
the lost standard. No other gospel could be more wonderful than this.
Nothing could be happier than this opportunity to fulfill both the
vertical indemnity conditions and the horizontal indemnity conditions on
earth. Restoration through indemnity must be done in a reverse way, In
Adam's family, fallen Adam is to be restored through the unity between Cain
and Abel. Therefore, unless we restore Cain and Abel, we cannot welcome the
True Parents as the Messiah. Therefore, the Lord of the Second Advent, who is
one with God's heart, had to go through the thorny path and crucifixion of
Jesus. Through utmost suffering he had to solve all the problems and become
a living sacrifice in order to obtain victory, Otherwise, the foundation
of restoration cannot be made, Thus, the Messiah's first path was one of
persecution from all directions.
That kind of persecution has not been experienced in Japan, But in Korea,
such difficult circumstances were endured in order that God's will might be
fulfilled on the worldwide level centering upon my mission. Therefore, the
Unification Church began its course in prison. Where did the early Christian
church start? It also began in prison. The history of the Christian church,
or the second Israel, started from a suffering position of persecution and
imprisonment. In order to restore this, we have to indemnify it, Therefore,
the Unification Church made its debut in a prison, so that God could work
directly with our church. The difference is that when Jesus was imprisoned,
his disciples escaped and were scattered. But now you should do the reverse.
Even in the face of a terrible, desperate situation, we all should unite
with each other and stand boldly in the face of death. It took as many as
21 years to come up from the bottom, to go through God's providence of
salvation. Originally, if the central religion in the chosen nation had
accepted the Messiah, restoration would have taken only seven years. Since
we could not gain that acceptance, we had to go through a course of 21
years. You know something of the first seven year course after 1960, but
not its full background.
Behind this course was the history of God's family and the history of a
God centered tribe. In order for you to understand this history, you should
receive the Blessing. I cannot reveal this background unless you receive
and inherit the victorious standard of the Blessing. When you know that
course completely, you will feel how bitter the history of restoration has
been. Therefore, we have to realize how precious the Blessing is.
Inherit Jesus' tradition
f we desire
the Blessing, we should concentrate first on how to live solely for God's
will. When Jesus prayed in Gethsemane, he prayed that not his own will but
God's will be done. He did not choose the path of the cross because of his
own will. Unless, like Jesus, you are confident of being able to overcome the
problems of life and death, you cannot welcome or walk the path of restoration.
Are you confident enough to dedicate your life for God's will? If you take this
course, you should know you cannot go alone; you must be able to relate to all
people, and be able to console those who are going to follow you on this path.
Are you really ready to sacrifice your life! You cannot think, "I am a
young girl with a beautiful face; I can be welcomed anywhere I go, and I
have no particular defects. A girl like me cannot do sacrificial work." Or,
"I am a man with a great physical body and handsome appearance, with a great
family. Whatever I want I can get very easily, So, as such a wonderful man,
I cannot do such rigorous sacrificial work." What's more, you should not be
bitter about walking a sacrificial path.
When Jesus was shouldering the cross, he could have deplored his situation,
saying, "I should not have to do this kind of thing. I have not yet married,
even though I am a 33 year old man. My mission and my value have not yet been
realized." But Jesus could not think that way. Death was not a problem for
him; he was ready to sacrifice his life, and the weight of the cross that
he was shouldering could not deter him. Although he fell down physically,
he didn't waver internally, because of his great stamina. No other man in
history has ever had such a strong determination connected with God, and
because of Jesus' great strength, human history took a new direction. This
became God's new starting point on earth.
Two thousand years have passed since that time, but the spirit of
Jesus has not passed away. Instead, it has been inherited by millions of
people. How happy we can be today — to inherit such an important
mission — the tradition of Jesus! Therefore, it doesn't matter if
we lose our lives. We should cry out in the darkness of death and shatter
that darkness by the light of God's heart. We should make that light shine
throughout the world. We must become that kind of man or woman. This is
the challenge. Originally, the fall of man meant death; salvation means the
overcoming of death. If we are determined to be saved, we should be willing
to be bold. If we succeed, the world will head in a new direction. We should
be excited! Are you confident that you can overcome the problems of life
and death? I have faced issues of life and death many, many times —
hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of times. Although I may face
suffering and pain, although my legs may be cut off and my eyes extracted,
and even if I'm beheaded, I am still strongly determined to complete that
course I started. My conviction is absolute.
The victory that God desires
day, a group of about 50 people from Japan came to Korea and visited the Holy
Ground in Pusan. It is right next to a cemetery, in a stony place where no
one lives. On that site I built a small hut of cardboard and mud many years
ago. It was far from a glorious place, but even when I was sleeping there,
I was walking the path of filial piety before God as His son. My quest was
a deep, internal standard that no one else had been able to attain, At that
time, I had no external possessions. I had no money. I had a beard and an
unwashed face, so I looked dirty, and I wore an assortment of Western and
Oriental clothes, But everywhere I went, I spoke about very big things,
things that were bigger than a cannon, more explosive than an atomic bomb
— so huge that everybody was surprised and ran away. I have endured
tremendous hardship all my life, but you may not be able to understand
it. It would take as much as 50 years to explain it. But my conclusion is
that no matter how much suffering you may experience in your activities,
and no matter how much you are persecuted by your environment, you should
be able to always remain standing before the face of God.
Although Jesus left the earth through the cross, the standard of filial
piety he impressed upon God's heart remained, and God had to respond to
it. Although Jesus did not seek a reply from God, nevertheless, God's heart
could not help but reach out to him. Jesus was the first true child of God
after 4,000 years of biblical history.
There are about 300 people gathered here. If you all are determined to do
the same thing as Jesus, the 43 provinces of Japan will be restored. Victory
comes out of the internal determination made at the outset of a venture,
not somewhere midway, You should understand this.
Even if you can get victory over hundreds of life and death situations,
you need still more determination before you can win the eternal victory
that God has sought, a place out of Satan's reach. You may wonder if your
suffering in the midst of a bitter environment will help the restoration
process. But I have already calculated these factors exactly, so that what
the Unification Church teaches can move history and become the true history. I
am teaching what no one else was able to imagine.
In Japan, everybody is talking about the Unification Church. They are
wondering why these young people seem to be wasting their youth, walking the
path of suffering. Some of you had even entered the University of Tokyo and
were admired by your relatives; however, because you joined the Unification
Church, your families were devastated. There are many of you who are in that
situation. But if you are going to be great men and women, you should work
on the stage of the entire world. No matter how you may suffer in Japan, that
suffering is not enough for you to be able to enter the ideal realm of God.
What is the Unification Church? It is the church whose quest is to establish
the standard whereby we may enter the ideal realm of God. Therefore, now
that you know this, you have to focus upon that greater value in your life.
The path of persecution
time of Jesus, the three main apostles, the 12 apostles; the 70 and 120
disciples all became faithless. Therefore, in the end Jesus had to go to the
cross. We have to indemnify this and resolve to return to God at the risk of
our lives. Otherwise, the course of restoration is impossible. We have to
go through the path of persecution and take responsibility at the national
level. We have to be determined to restore all things perfectly within three
generations. Three generations are needed because three is a principled number,
and the four position foundation develops in three stages. With this kind
of determination we have to endure persecution and overcome all obstacles.
Jesus came as the True Parent or True Father, but Judas betrayed him.
In his act of betrayal, all mankind was represented. Through him, all human
beings, as the offspring of traitors, betrayed their True Parent. Hence,
we must make an indemnity contribution to indemnify the act of having sold
the True Parent.
For 30 pieces of silver, one man banished the True Parent from this earth
and completely frustrated God's providence of 4,000 years. At that moment,
Satan prevailed on the earth. To indemnify this we have to offer this amount
of money symbolized by the number three for four years, as the price for
having sold the True Parent. The four years represent East, west, South
and North. In Korea, this means we must give 3,000 won [$30] every year
for four years. That money should be earned through your sweat and tears,
and when you earn that money you should think about God's will more than
your own life. That money should be donated to God with this heart.
Also, Jesus' three disciples should have united with him, but instead
they deserted him. The 12 apostles and 70 and 120 disciples were also
faithless. Therefore, in the course of indemnity, we have to restore all of
this, Thus, we each must and three spiritual children, and, centering upon
them, find 12, then 70 and then 120 followers. This is what I have been doing
for the last 21 years. Because Jesus could not accomplish this on the earth,
he and God were overcome with sorrow. The mission of the Unification Church
is to solve these sorrows. This is our formula course. We have to restore our
tribes, establishing our position as new ancestors. And we have to restore
Japan, Asia and the rest of the world, thus developing God's providence of
restoration on a worldwide level.
The Holy Wedding
Holy Wedding in 1960, we had to set up all the indemnity conditions of the
4,000 biblical years before Jesus and the 2,000 year History after Jesus. The
content of that Holy Wedding was worldwide and cosmic, but in actuality, very
few people witnessed it. At that time, we still faced unimaginable persecution.
The preparation period from 1953 to 1960 was a time of fierce
persecution. During that time, more than 3 million people, three major
Christian denominations, and three governments in Korea opposed us. In spite of
this, we had to bring forth victory by establishing indemnity conditions. That
was the background of my Holy Wedding in 1960. That wedding day determined
the destiny of the Unification Church. It was a great event for the world
and the cosmos. All the vertical indemnity conditions on the worldwide level
were restored horizontally an earth through my mission, because I had brought
victory both spiritually and physically. One requirement was to restore three
disciples before any own Blessing — representing the three disciples
who deserted Jesus 2,000 years ago.
Adam and Eve fell as a betrothed couple. Therefore, restoration cannot be
done by one person alone. Salvation cannot be completed by a man alone. Neither
can a woman go to heaven alone. Therefore, a man and a woman together must
solve the problem. To establish the standard of Adam and Eve as True Parents
on this earth, we had to set up the condition centered on the engagement
of three disciples. God's aim was to restore Adam's family, but Cain's and
Abel's failure shifted the dispensation to Noah's family. Through Noah's
family, all human beings in the world were judged by the flood, in order to
eradicate Satan's invasion at the fall. This was God's providence for salvation
on this earth. Later, responsibility was shifted to the family of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob, and still later to Moses and then Jesus. So we can see that
God's providence for salvation has been prolonged several times. Therefore, we
must indemnify that path. In order to indemnify the standard of Adam's family
and establish the True Parents, we must first restore Adam's three children.
Jesus absolutely needed three disciples, symbolizing the three archangels
in the Garden of Eden, Because these archangels did not all unite with
Adam and Eve completely and serve them, the fallen world came into being,
In order for perfect True Parents to accomplish their position, they need
three disciples, equivalent to the three archangels, who can serve them
completely. Unless this is done, Satan cannot be eradicated from this earth.
The whole history of Cain type people disobeying Abel type people is
restored through the Lord's three disciples. They represent the three
archangels in the spirit world and Cain in the three major providential
periods, that is, in the Old Testament, New testament and Completed Testament
periods, or Cain in Adam's family, Cain at Jesus' time and Cain at the time
of the Second Coming. To indemnify completely this kind of history, the Lord
of the Second Advent, representing Jesus, who in turn represents the first
Adam, must raise up three chief disciples who represent the three Cains.
In the spiritual world, there are three archangels. In the physical world,
three spiritual children need to follow their Abel absolutely; three disciples
need to remain faithful in spite of persecution. This standard was established
in April 1960.
Since the course of restoration is the reversal course, those who are in
the position of children should be blessed first. Three disciples or three
children are to establish that requirement.
The blessing of 12 disciples
the three disciples who signified the resurrection of Adam's three sons
— Cain, Abel and Seth — the True Parents stood in the position
of substantial parents, as declared in the Holy Wedding of 1960. God had
resentment toward Adam's family, but the True Parents were able to forge a
unity between parents and three children for the first time on earth. This
was done in 1960 in Korea. That, therefore, was the historical event which
began a new history.
In April 1960, the first stage of Blessing centering upon the number
12 took place. Historically, this is the equivalent of restoring Jesus'
12 disciples. The Bible talks about 12 gates to heaven; the number 12 is
central in the history of Israel. Only by indemnifying this history can
the ideal of Christianity, which has operated only a spiritual mission,
take root here on this earth both spiritually and physically.
God's great sorrow has been that since the fall He could not maintain any
foothold on this earth on the individual level, family level, or national
level. In order to heal this sorrow, we should first accomplish restoration
on the individual and family levels.
There were 12 families from Adam to Noah's time, including Cain and Abel,
Shem and Ham, There are also 12 families from Noah to Abraham's time, including
Isaac and Jacob. The resurrection of 12 people in the Blessing means the
resurrection of all the ancestors from the time of Adam to Abraham. In other
words, a vertical indemnity condition was horizontally accomplished. Therefore,
although there were 10 generations from Adam to Noah, providentially there were
12 generations when Cain and Abel are included. Therefore in the substantial
realm, 12 disciples were blessed as an indemnity condition.
This brought the victory to the second position, which Satan has always been
accusing. Noah's family represented Adam's, since I established the foundation
to resurrect Noah's family, I was able to resurrect the 12 generations from
Adam to Noah, including Cain and Abel. The resurrection of those in the
spiritual world and the liberation of the spiritual world was accomplished
through my foundation on earth.
Three kinds of families
for restoring Adam's family, Noah's family and Jacob's family could be
established only with the blessing of Jacob's family. For the first time in
human history, at the Blessing of the 36 Couples, this vertical relationship
was completely established horizontally. The first, second and third groups
of families to be blessed are regarded, respectively, as Adam's family,
Noah's family and Jacob's family. Adam's family was represented by the first
12 blessed couples, those who had been previously married, centering upon
their own desires, Noah's family was represented by the second 12 blessed
couples, those who had not been married but who had been seeking marriage and
love. Jacob's family was represented by the third 12 blessed couples, those
who had been pure. Through this Blessing of 36 Couples, the fortune of the
Unification Church and the foundation of the unity of heaven and earth was
determined, This brought horizontal victory to the vertical history, which
has been filled with many failures that have caused God so much agony. This
victory has also linked the spiritual world to the physical world. Now God
has a foothold on the earth.
Now that God could dwell on earth, the development on the worldwide level
on this earth could begin. In the seven years after 1960, God's coming to
the earth was to be completed. This required the restoration of children.
In the past, Cains could not obey Abels, prolonging human history for
thousands of years. In order to indemnify this, Cain and Abel should be
united in one family at this time. This was indemnified through the Blessing
of the 72 Couples, 36 representing Cain's family and 36 representing Abel's
family. Through this Blessing, the four position foundation that our ancestors
could not establish was realized, and Satan was forced to retreat.
Following the Blessing of 72 Couples, the Blessing of 124 Couples
established the standard of worldwide development centering upon the True
Parents. The 124 Couples symbolize the heads of all the nations of the world;
For Jesus to begin spiritual restoration on the worldwide level, he needed
120 disciples. In the same way, as head of the Unification Church, I had to
start my substantial course with 124 Blessed Couples. This I accomplished
within 21 years.
After finding the people whom He was seeking, God undertook the restoration
of all things. The establishment of the Holy Grounds means the blessing of
all things. Thus 120 Holy Grounds were established in 40 nations throughout
the world in 1965. This was the turning point of our fortune.
Declaration of God's Day
the most wonderful days is Parents' Day, We fallen men were unable to have
parents in whom God could rejoice. But since our True Parents were restored,
joy has returned to God and man. Next, we established Children's Day. Until
now, mankind has not been able to celebrate these wonderful days because we
could not fulfill the course of restoration. But now the great gospel has
been accomplished historically.
Finally, God's Day was declared on Jan. 1, 1968. The declaration of God's
Day made God's presence on earth possible and assured the daily advancement of
the Unification Church. Now we can work toward the liberation of the spiritual
world as well as the earthly world, and, also the liberation of hell centered
upon the truth of the Principle. Because God's Day has been declared, we can
return to a situation where hell and Satan have no hold. When God's Day was
declared, my mission was completed. For many years, I had been persecuted by
Korea and by the established churches, just as Jesus had been persecuted by
leaders of Judaism, through his new gospel, Jesus had to pioneer a formula
course to gain acceptance by Judaism and remove its failures.
Trying to establish a new, second Judaism occupied his three year public
ministry. This involved raising the dispensation from the individual level
to the family level, and from there to the tribal and national levels,
Jesus wanted to establish the eternal victorious standard both spiritually
and physically so that Israel might be liberated from Satan. Nevertheless,
he was prevented from doing so. Just as Jesus was persecuted by leaders of
Judaism, I was persecuted by the established churches here, and in the midst
of this, I had to fight to restore everything. In 1945, the situation was such
that I had to go to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, into Satan's camp.
I had to leave Seoul and my homeland, which God had been blessing and where He
had a certain foundation, and go to the headquarters of God's enemy. Unless
I overcame the condition of Satan's accusation in this situation, I could
not start a second time. This is the reason why I had to live in prison in
a communist country.
In prison I had to gain 12 disciples to restore the situation of Jesus,
who was completely deserted by all his disciples while he was in prison. In
this way, a new history was able to start from prison. After accomplishing
this condition, I was able to return to the South, where I still had to endure
all kinds of accusation and opposition from the established churches. We
labored for many years to establish a new movement capable of surpassing all
the established churches, in order to fulfill God's providence. This is the
Unification Church in Korea.
A few months ago, on September 10, 1968, we opened the Academy House
and invited all the Christian leaders. Those who responded were leaders
of the Christian churches who strongly opposed the Unification Church.
About 40 people came. All of them looked very arrogant, yet I welcomed them
boldly. Actually, I was so happy that such a time had come. These Christian
leaders had been fighting the Unification Church for many years; they used
to think that we were insignificant, poor and miserable people, But now they
could see that Reverend Moon was not the man they had imagined. This time
they were able to welcome me and acknowledge the Unification Church.
The Unification Church has become a serious challenge to Korea. We are
a most feared group and I am regarded as an awesome leader. Established
Christianity could not meet the challenge of the Unification Church, They
could not defeat the theory of our church. Therefore, they are now advising
each other not to deal with the Unification Church.
Foundation of victory
enduring persecution, we have pioneered the way of restoration. Even though
the entire world is against us, we will be bold. No matter how many times we
may die for God, we will definitely do God's will. This has been a riddle
for the established churches. I have solved all the insoluble historical
problems that had confronted God for 6,000 biblical years of history.
Success has been made. Even if I should die now, the Unification theory
will prevail in the world. No matter how much the entire country of Japan is
mobilized against us, Unificationism will never be defeated. Does God need
Japan? He does not need it for itself. He needs it because He needs the world,
the spiritual world, the earthly world and the cosmos. God created the world
environment first, preparing everything for this time. Therefore, if we do
our small part now, the entire world will move. We are living in such a period.
You young people should never presume that God does not exist. God certainly
exists, but He is not God in the abstract but God at work in our lives. He is
not just a being of feelings but a being of practice. How wonderful this is!
Standard of Blessing
we complete the course of restoration on the individual, family, tribal,
national, and cosmic levels, thus establishing a standard which Satan cannot
accuse, we will not be able to establish the condition for the Blessing.
In 1960 we reached the top level of the growth stage, from which Adam and
Eve had fallen. In order for True Parents to attain the realm of perfection a
period of seven years was needed, representing seven stages. That constituted
the first seven year course. When we enter the standard of perfection we
go into the realm of God's direct dominion Direct dominion means to be in
a direct relationship with God both internally and externally; that it is
the standard of dominion both in heart and in life. In 1960 the Blessing
was attained, but not the true level of perfection. The world was still
in the realm of Satan's dominion. Therefore, Satan could attack the holy
True Family. Nevertheless, we have overcome all opposition during these
seven years, establishing Parents' Day, Children's Day, Day of All Things,
and finally God's Day. Therefore the standard of perfection was completely
established on earth.
God has been seeking the day when a bridegroom and a bride could meet,
overcoming the opposition of Satan. For the past 2,000 years of Christian
history, the bridegroom was Jesus working in heaven, and the Holy Spirit,
representing the feminine aspect of God, was working on the earth.
But through the Unification Church, heaven and earth have been completely
united, removing Satan's existence as an obstacle between heaven and earth. The
ultimate purpose of religious people has been accomplished. If this tribe
grows day by day, it will constitute a nation and then expand to the level
of the world. Hence, a new nation, a third Israel, will be created.
Although you are Japanese, you are no longer children of Japanese ancestors,
but God's children in a new blood lineage. The Unification Church has made this
possible. We stand in a different place. This is the victorious realm that
takes away Satan's accusation. In what position are you standing? Unless you
have reached the perfection level of the growth stage you are not qualified
to become blessed. At the fall, one man and one woman were driven gut of the
Garden of Eden. Therefore, in the course of restoration, one man and one woman
have to overcome a hostile environment. This is the meaning of the Blessing.
My own God's Day, Parents' Day, Children's Day, and Day of All Things
have been declared on the worldwide level and on the cosmic level. You
can be blessed and can participate in that kind of realm, but you have not
gone through the same path that I went. Actually, as true ancestors of a
new lineage, you have to establish your own Parents, Day. Also, you should
establish your own Children's Day, Day of All Things, and God's Day. All of
those things the members of the Unification Church should do. This is the
reason why we started the second seven year course. Although you are the
descendants of the fall, you should surpass the standard of Adam and me,
marching forward boldly by subjugating Satan's accusation. This is what
is meant by total advancement. Not only ourselves, but the entire world
that should be doing that. Both men and women and old and young should do
that. The second seven year course is the period of total advancement.
I sacrificed my relatives
21 year course, I only regret that I have not yet been able to convey the
truth and witness to my relatives. Such was also Jesus' regret. I could
not speak about my own mission to my relatives. Of course, my parents and
brothers and sisters were able to feel that I was some kind of a great man,
doing something great. But I have never been able to speak about the precious
meaning of the Principle to them. This has been my agony. I could not give
love to my parents or my own brothers and sisters, even though they were
physically very close to me. Instead, I had to love the people on the side
of Cain more than my own relatives. Because of this, however, the Unification
Church has been able to advance. Unless you love that way, you cannot win the
heart of your Cain. Without Cain, Abel cannot stand. Unless you raise people
who have much more filial piety toward you than your own physical children,
you cannot do the work of restoration through indemnity. But to do so means
great suffering. Unless you love people without eating and sleeping, you
will not be able to dominate them with love.
I have been in those circumstances and have been attempting to create
the victorious foundation that way.
You are different from me, however. In the second seven year course, you
can give your precious things directly to your own relatives, parents, and
brothers, so that you can become the messiahs to your own relatives. During
the second seven year course you should be the messiah of your tribe, and you
should accomplish with your relatives that Jesus and I could not do. And by
achieving victory in your own tribe, centering upon your parents and your
brothers and sisters, you can complete everything. You can do that on the
individual level, family level, tribal level, national level. And you can
open the way to the entire world that way. The starting point and mission
of the second seven year course is to do what Jesus wanted to do 2,000 years
ago, to reveal God's will to Mary and Joseph, and let them Participate fully
in his dispensation. I was in a position to do that, but if I had loved my
own relatives first, then God's providence of restoration would not have
advanced. Always, a beloved people have to be sacrificed and are asked to
shoulder the cross. God's providential course has shown us that we must
sacrifice our own beloved children, family, and tribe, and love Satan's
families, Satan's tribes first.
God loves and blesses his enemies. When Jesus was crucified, he prayed
to God, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Jesus could
say that because he knew God's heart.
The course of restoration cannot be achieved by the power of the fists,
but by the power of heart. The completion of the indemnity must be done
that way. We must know that. We must attain the Blessing, which Jesus did
not attain. That way perfect restoration and blessing can be attained.