God's Will and the World
Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Address at the Eighth Anniversary
of the 777 Couples Blessing
October 22, 1978
Soo Taek Lee, Korea
arlier I spoke about Home Church — the final barrier that we in the
Unification movement have to go through. Since we cannot fulfill our
mission without going through this last gateway, let me speak again on
Originally, if man had not fallen, there would have been no necessity
for even the words "Home Church." The completed, perfected family of
Adam and Eve would have become the family which could have directly
attended God, and naturally communicated with the angelic world. This
family would have produced children, formed their tribe and their
nation, and eventually the whole world would have become the world of
Then what happened because of the fall? By falling, Adam and Eve were
separated from God and cut off from the angelic world. They lost
everything. They were expelled from the Garden, which means they lost
the standard of true human beings, the true family standard, and the
true national standard. Who was responsible for that? It wasn't God,
nor was it the angelic world, nor the world of creation. It was the
responsibility of mankind.
Therefore, we are destined to follow the course of the providence of
restoration. A person cannot go this path alone. He or she needs the
help of God and the spirit world. Therefore, God and the spirit world
have been mobilized to help fallen man on earth complete the history
God created man after He had created the physical world. Therefore,
the restoration of man must start after the restoration of material
things. In order to restore material things, people in the Old
Testament Age made offerings to God using things from the creation.
Such offerings united God, the spirit world and the creation into a
substantial foundation. Through these successful offerings, the
foundation to restore a substantial Adam was begun.
This foundation of offering was supposed to be established worldwide.
To do that, a particular nation, Israel, was elected. It was God's
hope that Israel would become the most important nation in the world,
so that when the foundation was completed there, it would represent
all the world. On that kind of foundation, perfected Adam and Eve
would be able to stand.
The way of the cross of love
he New Testament Age started when Jesus Christ, who came with the
purpose of completing God's will, became the offering. This offering
expanded worldwide as Christianity grew and prepared the environment
for the restoration of all mankind. Therefore, among all religions,
Christianity became the central religion. However, its foundation is
only on the spiritual level.
If man had not fallen, the original standard would have been the
perfection of both body and spirit. So, since Christianity has only a
spiritual foundation, the matter of the Second Advent becomes
important. God has been developing Christianity, the second Israel, on
a worldwide basis in order to lay the foundation to receive the
Messiah, who will come as a substantial person. His task is to restore
through indemnity the foundation of perfected Adam, who is the center
of the whole world, and to unify both body and spirit, physical and
The Unification movement arose out of the need for a perfected person
who can unify body and spirit on the foundation of worldwide
Christianity. That person stands in the unfallen position and has the
responsibility to establish the ideal of God's love worldwide. In the
Old Testament Age, blood was shed through offerings. In the New
Testament Age, martyrs shed blood, offering their lives to advance
In this age of the Unification movement, "blood" is shed through
sacrificial love. Due to the fall, mankind lost God, the angelic
world, and a true relationship with the physical world. People lost
their grip on true love. To reach the goal of that true love, we have
to go the way of sacrifice, which is in a sense the shedding of
heartistic "blood." That is the mission of this movement.
You must understand that the path which I have been following on
behalf of the individual, the family, the nation and the whole world
is the way of the cross of love. If this movement fails to follow the
way of the cross of love, it cannot complete God's will. But if it
gains the victory, it can promote God's will and bring about the age
of the Heavenly Kingdom here on earth.
Then what is the family? The family is the place where God can be
welcomed. Originally, the family was to create the central foundation
to attend God, but this was lost at the fall. Also, because of the
fall, people could not establish a vertical relationship with the
angelic world. Therefore, we must restore a direct relationship with
the spirit world during our horizontal physical lives. The family is
the place for doing that.
In the family we can also prepare the foundation for the restoration
of material things and stand in the position representing perfected
Adam, or God's true child. And finally, centering upon God, through
becoming substantial parents, we can fulfill our responsibility to
perfect the unity of spirit and body, that is, God's sphere of unified
heart. That is the internal responsibility of the Unification Church.
What is the difference between the Unification Church and traditional
religions? The primary purpose of the existing traditional religions
has been the salvation of individuals. Many religions developed and
expanded by preaching only about how to perfect the ideal personality.
But the Unification Church was formed to bring the perfection of the
family. In the past, in order to be saved through any of the
individualistic religions, all that was required was that a person
offer and dedicate himself on the individual level. But this is now
the age of the perfection of the family, which will happen only if we
are able to make an offering of our own families.
Family representing mankind
nification Church members do not start their family life immediately
after they receive the Blessing from God. After they are blessed, they
are supposed to start an official three-year course of separation.
Before we can have our own families, we must make indemnity conditions
to restore the historical background of fallen families and the many
families today who are not God-centered. Then what is the relationship
between your family and families in the secular world? To use the
terminology of the Unification Church, your family is the internal,
Abel-type family, and the secular families are the external, Cain-type
families. Before Unification Church members were given the Blessing,
the division into Abel and Cain was on the individual level. But with
the advent of the Blessing, the division into Abel and Cain was
established on the level of families
The sphere of families centered upon God expands through the Blessing
By attending our True Parents, these families inherit the internal
heart of heaven. As these families expand horizontally, they form
tribes and nations. Furthermore, you may be Korean, but your family is
not limited to the Korean people; it is worldwide, transcending
national or cultural boundaries. So even if your family is Kim or
Park, its members are not just individuals but representatives of
mankind and the whole world. In other words, you must understand that
your families represent the whole world, beyond tribes, beyond
nations, beyond cultures. You have been given that kind of
responsibility. Centering upon True Parents, our family foundation has
advanced from 36 families, to 72 families and so on, expanding the
foundation of restoration through indemnity up to the worldwide basis.
The third seven-year course
fter you receive the Blessing, you still have to walk the path of
witnessing and the way of faith. The fact that we have been blessed
does not mean that we have achieved a stronger position than the
secular world. When we formed blessed families, there were already
clans and tribes in the secular world. Even if we establish a sphere
of God's dominion on the national level, the secular world has already
established nations and they already have their own world. Therefore
we still have the task of establishing God's domain on the level of
God's Blessing has been given within this world of satanic dominion.
Therefore, there are still stages for us to go through. Individual
blessed families must go on to the levels of tribe, society, nation
and world. The final level we must reach is that of the Heavenly
You may think that the Blessing is all you need, but that is not true.
When you received the Blessing you were not in the position to
overcome the secular world completely and go beyond it to the Kingdom
of Heaven. You were blessed within this satanic world, and your
Blessing establishes Abel-type families. The Cain world, which is
ahead of us externally, will not immediately acknowledge and obey
someone whose position they consider inferior. They will certainly try
to persecute us and crush us. We have to go through a process to win
My Holy Wedding ceremony took place in 1960, but my family was not
formed on the foundation of victory over this world and the spiritual
world. Even though it had a victorious foundation, it was merely the
national-level foundation of Korea. It inherited the position of Jesus
Christ who did not complete His mission. Therefore, unless the Korean
nation could support me, I was destined to be persecuted by Satan and
the satanic world on my way to forming a new tribe, nation, and world.
Our family's destiny is to go beyond the fallen world during our
lifetime by restoration through indemnity. To indemnify history, we
must fulfill this task within a certain period of time, with certain
conditional objects and with Abel-type people in Adam's place.
In my own case, the important thing is to establish certain conditions
within a providential time period on the level of the nation and
world. So in the Abel position, I have to go through persecution on
the level of individual, family, society, nation, and world. I have to
survive this persecution and prepare the victorious foundation to
connect this Abel-centered ideology with all of these levels.
The Unification Church established three seven-year courses since 1960
centering upon me, in order to indemnify the 2,000 year history of
Christianity and the struggle between the spirit and the body. The
death of Jesus on the cross was the sacrifice of the physical body for
the spiritual foundation. Therefore, the spirit and body were not able
to unite, and they have been in conflict with each other. Traditional
Christianity is based upon a spiritual foundation, while the
Unification Church is based upon a foundation of both spirit and body.
That is why we have been struggling through Christian persecution and
opposition up to now.
The course of restoration for blessed families
he United States is the representative of worldwide Christianity. We
went through all kinds of struggles there for three and a half years,
from April 1, 1973, to September 1976, when we achieved victory. This
victory established the worldwide victorious foundation for the
Unification Church centering upon both spirit and body.
On February 23, 1977, we proclaimed the beginning of a new age. Now we
can never perish, no matter how hard worldwide Christianity comes
against us. We are entering the age when the more they oppose us, the
more they lose and the more we gain. The spiritual and physical
foundation and material blessings from the secular world will come to
the Unification Church.
The blessed families in Korea have been unaware of many of the things
going on in the world. Instead of sacrificing themselves for the sake
of God, blessed families have been living for their own sake, because
of ignorance. This keeps them from transcending their national
boundaries. Not knowing how to live as blessed families, they thought
that just by believing and following me, they would prosper and I
would take them to the Kingdom of Heaven. But that is not the case.
You yourselves must follow the path of restoration through indemnity
centering upon your family and your nation, just as I have done.
Everyone has to go this path. If you follow my path exactly, although
it is tremendously difficult, you can inherit the foundation which has
already been established, and you can be engrafted to it.
I sometimes hear members say, "I am too busy to do home church work,"
but this is because they don't know its real meaning. Home Church is
not what you do because you like to do it. Unless it is fulfilled, you
cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
To establish God's providence, you must go through the Abel-type
foundation. You must become an individual Abel, a family Abel, a
tribal Abel, a national Abel, a world Abel, and then you must become
the perfected Abel who can receive God's love. Originally, this should
have been done within the one generation of Adam and Eve, but it took
God 6,000 biblical years to make this kind of foundation.
God's heart is unchanging. If God loses a beloved person, He will
still have a heartache 1,000 years later. God is the being who
transcends time and space. Therefore, no matter how much time passes,
God's heartistic pain has the same intensity from beginning to end. We
must understand and inherit God's heart. For that reason, the Messiah
comes on the worldwide Christian foundation and connects the world
through this nucleus of God's heart. Thus he brings together the
present world, which is the horizontal plane, with the historical
world of God's heart, which is the vertical plane. By so doing, the
entire sphere of restoration is completed; the cosmos is connected
with its proper center.
The Blessing at the risk of life
he Messiah comes in order to complete the historical providence and
to connect all the ages, horizontally and vertically. Although he
comes as an individual, he represents Christianity and the Christian
nations of the world. He also represents the individuals, families,
tribes, peoples of the Christian world. Since he has such a
responsibility, his mission is worldwide. His mission starts from his
family, because all the fallen elements began in the family of Adam
and Eve. It was Adam and Eve who drove God out of the family. Because
of their mistake, the angelic world was divided. Adam and Eve lost the
world of material things, human value and human love, because they
made a mistake as man and woman. From the point of view of the
Principle, only when man and woman meet properly can they be restored
What is the Blessing in the Unification Church? It is the union of man
and woman centered not on selfishness but upon God. Everything was
lost because man and woman came together wrongly, so by reversing this
relationship and setting it on the proper foundation, we can come back
to God. This is the meaning of the Blessing of the Unification Church.
Who gives the Blessing on behalf of God? The Messiah must do it.
The Lord of the Second Advent of Christianity comes as the bridegroom
to meet his bride. Although he takes his bride as an individual, still
it has significance on the world level. Their union is the junction of
the vertical and horizontal ages and the death sentence of the satanic
world. Therefore, all of the satanic world will mobilize to prevent
the Messiah and his bride from achieving success.
Unless the religions of the world unite and support the Messiah, they
will be taken over by the satanic side. If they remain silent, they
will also be taken over by the satanic side. Since the established
churches in Korea did not support the Messiah, Satan could invade the
foundation of the nation and the church. The Messiah had to secure his
position under maximum persecution and attack — the greatest battle
ever fought. That was in 1960 through the Holy Wedding. The Blessing
of the 36 Couples also took place under desperate circumstances. The
Blessings of the 36, 72 and 124 Couples laid a foundation on earth. By
the time of the 777 Couple Blessing, we had established a foundation
to expand worldwide. That is the history of the Unification Church.
After 21 years we will open the gates so that all humanity can be
connected, the gates through which all five races or colors can enter.
Restoration of Canaan
he Unification Church made a new beginning and became a worldwide
church with the Blessing of 430 Couples. That Blessing corresponds to
4,300 years of Korean history. Also 430 is the number of years which
the Israelites had to suffer in Egypt in order to restore Canaan.
Christians set out to restore the worldwide Canaan centered on the
individual, not the family. The Christians, the Israelites of their
time, upheld celibacy as a great virtue. The family level remained in
the realm of Satan. So from God's point of view it was the age of
restoring Canaan on the individual level.
For the first time in history, the family level movement of the
restoration of Canaan is taking place worldwide, through the
Unification Church. Korean, Japanese and American Unification Church
members have been traveling around like gypsies, unable to settle
down. Then where is the Canaan for the Unification Church? It is
nothing less than the Heavenly Kingdom on earth. When the planet Earth
has entered Canaan we will call it the Heavenly Kingdom on earth. The
Israelites were headed towards a particular nation they called Canaan.
For us, Canaan is the whole world. The Canaan of the Israelites was
centered upon individuals, while the joyous world of Canaan we are
seeking is centered upon the family.
Now we are walking the path of the 21-year course. If we have faith
and follow in heart and spirit, within 21 years we can prepare the
foundation for the worldwide restoration of Canaan. Then, within 40
years, we can make this whole world a peaceful Heavenly Kingdom. Forty
years after 1960, by the year 2000, the Heavenly Kingdom will have
been completed. So where are we in the Unification Church now? Are we
going to be like the Israelites who wandered around in the wilderness
for 40 years or like those who should have gone directly to Canaan
within 21 days? Our Canaan is worldwide. If we cannot go within 21
years we may have to wander around for 40 years, perhaps witnessing
When we think of this possibility, we must succeed in 21 years,
expanding God's territory centering upon America, which was prepared
by God as the center of the world. We must begin in that country,
where the five colors of people are included. Centering upon America
the whole world will be connected to God.
The 430 Couples are the ones who connect all the families of the
world, uniting the five races of the world. It is very significant for
the Unification Church to have a wedding ceremony centered upon the
number 430. There were 430 Couples blessed in Korea and a total of 43
Couples blessed in Japan, the United States and Europe, corresponding
to the 430 Couples in Korea. The original three blessed families were
connected with them as well. That Blessing established the national
foundation in Korea, representing the whole world; now all Koreans
from all stations in life have the foundation to dwell in heaven on
earth. The representative number 43 is the foundation upon which all
the nations of the world can enter the Heavenly Kingdom.
This was the foundation for the Blessing of 777 Couples. By that
Blessing the worldwide gate was opened, connecting all the races,
nations and families with God. By going through the gate of the 777
Couples, which the Unification Church has made, all people can go to
heaven. Therefore that Blessing can make a new worldwide start.
The three-year witnessing campaign
rom 1970-72, many of the blessed families participated in a campaign
to establish the foundation for the worldwide blessed land of Canaan.
Not only in Korea but also in Japan and other countries, blessed
members left their homes and returned to their native provinces and
villages to witness. Centering upon Korea all the blessed families
worked for three years.
For that reason, I myself went to America, which is the center stage
of the world. Up until then I had spoken at our small church at
Chungpa Dong, but I had never appeared in a public place. All the
revival meetings had been conducted by my disciples. But because it
was time to transcend the national level and begin my mission on the
worldwide level, I left Korea in 1971 and went to America. For the
sake of God I gave up myself, my wife, and my children during those
three years. In the same way, in Korea wives gave up their children;
husbands went to the north, wives went to the south, and children went
to the east; everybody was separated.
Then what is the foundation for Korea to receive the Blessing? When I
asked the blessed families to follow such a difficult and severe path,
I was denounced. The blessed couples all complained. Some people
predicted it would destroy the Unification Church. When the blessed
members left for their missions, they left their children with their
parents or other relatives in Korea.
This action brought much criticism and accusation. People said, "The
man named Moon is colder than wood or stone. Even tigers know that
they should take care of their offspring. That man Moon gave the
Blessing to his disciples and told them to live a joyful blessed life,
and then when the members started their family life, he ordered them
to separate from each other, husband and wife and children, and go in
all different directions: north, east, south and west. He is a
Most of those parents and relatives had opposed the Unification move-
ment, yet they could not help but take care of our members' children.
By caring for the children of our members, those Koreans fulfilled the
condition of taking care of the children whom God loves on behalf of
the nation of Korea. Because of their condition, Korea could avoid
being punished by heaven.
When did the economic recovery of Korea begin? In 1972, when the
Unification Church families went out on their missions. Because of
that condition there was a way for the Republic of Korea to receive
the blessing spiritually. Check the facts to see if what I have said
In 1972 I started a public speaking campaign in America, and within
three and a half years, I became world famous.
What does "Pak" of Bo Hi Pak mean? It means round or revolving, and
"Bo Hi" has the general meaning of being pleasant or pleased. "Bo"
means wide and "Hi" means bright. Therefore, his name indicates that
he brings something good to Korea and to America. Round Pak becomes
bright and brings happiness to the whole world. He is a representative
of the Republic of Korea and he himself goes around, bringing
happiness and fortune to Korea. My name is Sun Myung. The word "Sun"
means brightness with no clouds — a very fresh and pleasant blue sky,
clear, clean and bright.
The battle in America
he Unification Church has now reached the blessed land of Canaan on
the family level; however, more burdens and difficulties lie ahead.
Therefore, it is better not to purchase houses until the 21-year
course is over. We need to have our own nation in order to have our
The Republic of Korea can enjoy a Sabbath only when she has fulfilled
her responsibility of inspiring the world and helping it to live
according to God's will.
What kind of country is America? It was established by Abel-type
people who came from Christian countries throughout the world. When
Protestantism was born in Europe, Catholics tried to kill and
persecute the Protestants in every nation. Therefore, many Protestants
escaped from their countries at the risk of their lives and sacrificed
everything in order to attend God and work for God. Many of them came
to America and established this country. Providentially, if America
moves, it can make the world move. We are advancing our 21-year course
in a new country, on a new worldwide foundation, while other nations
are abandoning God and Christianity is failing God's providence.
If God could have definitely recognized America as the ideal nation
there would have been no reason for the Unification Church to exist.
But God could not do that. Only the Unification Church could penetrate
beyond national barriers and beyond communism and head toward the
ideal world of God. When we go forward centering on God, regardless of
the trials and difficulties that come our way, we will surely achieve
victory. If we lose courage or fail to make a breakthrough then we
will be defeated.
At the time of our fight with the Fraser Committee of the United
States Congress, if I had not taken decisive action, we would have
been completely defeated.
The mission of blessed families
ithout such a victorious foundation, you blessed families would have
had to go through the same course I did. But representing you, I have
established the way, so you must be grateful to me. Therefore,
centering on your Blessing you are in the same realm as I and can feel
the same way I do. When I feel sorrow, you feel sorrow with me. Have
you done something special for the sake of my victory in America? Have
you made a special altar in your home, and are you praying in front of
it? There is no question that you made efforts to bear children, raise
them, and take care of them. Also there is no question that you have
had a poor and suffering life. But beyond that, you should cherish the
True Parents and unite with their heart. This should be the goal of
the blessed families during the third seven-year course.
Can you afford to quarrel and fight? You feel horrible when your child
bleeds from some minor cut. In this desperate time when the world may
perish, when the country may perish, the tribe may perish, are you
concerned about only your children and spouse? You should have
dedicated yourselves even at the sacrifice of your lives,
demonstrating your devotion and pledge to God. If you did not do that,
today you should repent.
Here in Korea I do not feel easy or restful, so I cannot help saying
things to scold you. Those of you who are seeing me for the first time
may wonder why I am like this. Originally, I was not like that. When
parents have no money to feed their children when they are sick and
dying, they feel anguish. Have you ever thought seriously about God's
problem? You have been living your own way, while I was suffering and
having a hard time in foreign countries. Those who did nothing but
quarrel with their spouse, those who neglected God's will, or failed
to do their best should indemnify or cleanse all those failures. Do
you understand that?
I am not saying this to be cruel. Please reflect on your devotion to
God's will and how central it is to your daily life. If you fight or
quarrel, God will leave you. I came back to Korea from my victory. in
America to bring the worldwide blessing to this country. I fought
abroad and returned, just like a victorious army general returning
from an overseas campaign. I have brought all the glory in the world
back to this country. Those who helped me during that period will
receive the reward of their actions.
Did I come back to give you suffering and pain. or to give you a good
time? Because the 777 Blessed Couples represent the whole world, the
indemnity must start from the 777 Couples. Are you still willing to
receive the blessing in spite of the pain you may have to endure?
[Yes] Then you can receive the Blessing.
Crossing the Jordan River
rothers and sisters, please practice what I have been doing so far.
You need to become engrafted onto me. If the body is dead you can
regenerate it by becoming engrafted onto me. Our unity should be
stronger now than it was at the time of your Blessing seven years ago.
Your family should be bonded to the True Parents' family, so we can
restore the worldwide Canaan together. If you cut yourself off, you
As Moses represented the 600,000 Israelites, I represent the
Unification Church, centering on the blessed families. Don't focus on
yourselves. If you are asked to go abroad, you should not refuse
because of the situation of your children and your spouses. You must
remember Moses' course. When the time comes, you must cross the river.
You may have to swim across, pulling your children with a rope in
order to keep them from drowning.
The Israelites who left Egypt perished and could not cross the Jordan
River. The Jordan River represents the boundary between the satanic
world and heavenly world. The parents have to pull their children
across the river. Both husband and wife must be one with God's will
and engraft their family to the True Parents. You are blessed families
but there is still no family tree within the Unification Church. As a
couple, unite in heart and body around the heart of God and True
Crossing the Jordan River is like crossing the Red Sea. When God
divides the water and opens up the dry ground, step forward. If you
miss the chance, you will drown. Many Unification Church members are
not aware of the awesome nature of this time.
Bear the family cross
ince we are meeting after such a long separation, I expected you to
rejoice together with God, shedding tears, dancing and singing with
joy. But I found the atmosphere very secularized. I feel very
disappointed, like an army general who returns from the front line
expecting a hero's welcome only to discover that his wife has deserted
him and his children, and married another man.
The Republic of Korea is the Adam country, and our achievement here
cannot be inferior to that of the Eve country or the archangel
country. What are you doing? Are the lecturers and educators sleeping
in their lecture halls? Kim Il Sung is looking to invade this country
by any means, so how can we sleep under those circumstances? From the
northwest and the north, communist China and the Soviet Union are
aiming at this country. Are you sleeping while communism is encircling
you? All our members must do their best to join North and South and
East and West, sacrificing themselves for the cause. The Unification
movement is responsible for the destiny of this nation and for
pioneering the way that will bring life to the world, yet many of you
are concerned only about your own life. You fight among yourselves,
and yet you tell me, "Please come back"!
You wives ought to urge your husbands to do their best for God's will.
But instead you complain that they don't love you and don't earn
enough money. If your husband is a full time leader or center member
without an income, you tell him to go out and get a job. You husbands
must have heard this kind of advice from your wives.
I am leading the third seven-year course and have been enduring much
suffering. So the blessed families also go through the way of
suffering. Unless you bear the family cross, God cannot be with your
family. When you receive salaries, are you going the way of God's
will? God would prefer to see families being sacrificial rather than
eating nice food and living a happy life in the name of Heavenly
Father. Those who sacrifice their families for God's will could
receive much more blessing. I do not feel much attachment to those
members who work for companies and who are not able to help me.
Those of you who are not able to help me and give up things for the
sake of God's will, don't you realize how much persecution the
Unification Church has received because of your lukewarm support? I
hope you will become more willing to sacrifice, getting by on less
sleep and food, and not using heavenly things for private purposes.
For the sake of God
his is the family-level course to restore the worldwide Canaan. We
are facing the Jordan River and the Kingdom of Heaven on the other
side. You must know that your responsibility is to bring the
victorious family foundation into the Heavenly Kingdom. Moses died
looking across the Jordan River from the top of a mountain. The first
generation Israelites became prey of eagles in the wilderness. Such a
tragedy could also happen to us.
Since I know that, I am working at the risk of my life. I have no time
even to get sick; I have no time to take rest, even if I want to. If
you do not fulfill your responsibility while I am alive, you will have
no excuse in the spirit world. You must be clearly aware of that.
Unless you can offer to God the suffering your wife or children may
have to endure, you cannot follow this path. I myself had to follow
the path even without giving one grain of rice to my family. I could
give nothing to my children; I did not save even a penny for my
family. Therefore, you must be ready to follow my path.
Because you have been blessed, you have the foundation to overcome
hardships. You 777 Couples represent the whole world; therefore, if
you endure suffering now, you will receive heaven's blessings on
behalf of the world. Such a precious gift does not come to you in a
high and glorious position, but in a humble, sacrificial place. When
you offer up your family, you can receive God's greatest blessing.
Therefore, please continue on this course, especially when I am not
here. Create unity in the family and in the church. Please follow this
path so that God can remember you and bless you.
This is an occasion for repentance. Korea must follow this path so
that the people of the world will have sympathy for Korea. Husbands
and wives must become united and show the example to their children.
You should be able to tell them, "Since your parents are completely
one in heart and follow the path which pleases God, please follow our
example." By being sacrificial as a family and reaching out to others,
you will receive God's blessing and you can welcome God into your
You blessed families should develop and mature and fulfill the dreams
God had for Adam's family. Then you will be able to welcome God and
His angels into your home, and all good things will automatically come
to you. If you live this way, you will never starve. God has been
feeding and taking care of even the satanic world; therefore He will
never allow His hard working children to starve.
I have been fighting on behalf of our country and the world. God has
always helped me. Thanks to His unfailing help, I have been able to
walk this path. Some of you care more for your children or spouse than
for God. Offer your family for the sake of your tribe, your tribe for
the people, the people for the nation, and the nation for the world.
Finally, the world must be sacrificed in order to eliminate hell.
When the way before you is so clear, it is foolish to hold back
because of your children or wife. If you are so foolish, you will lose
everything. Our whole life is for the sake of God. Regardless of the
difficulties we may face, we must devote our lives to God, the True
Parents, and the whole world. That is the way of the Unification
Church. Otherwise, you will wander in the desert like the Israelites.
The ship that has lost its compass must locate the North Star to
determine its position and plot its course. Likewise, if your life is
not focused on God, you will lose your way in the desert of this
The tradition of my family
hose of you who came with your spouses, raise your hands, let me look
at you. You wives are the ones who initiate the quarrels and give your
husbands a hard time, right? Tell me frankly. Your faces reveal the
answer. Because your husbands are calm and quiet, you do not feel good
unless you fight at least once a week! You should cherish your
husbands and love them as you love God. Take good care of them. They
hold fast to God's will, so you should not fight with them.
God's will is for you to build the Kingdom of Heaven first in your
home. What is the Kingdom of Heaven? It is the kind of place where a
passing beggar feels welcome to take a rest, where birds like to make
their nests, where village people like to visit. Such a place is the
heavenly home or the Kingdom of Heaven on the family level. God will
be attracted to such a home and want to make it His dwelling. You
should be able to make your home like this.
When you have guests, don't hope they will leave soon because it costs
money to feed them. Blessed families must take good care of their
guests, even if they have to sell their own clothes to raise money to
care for them. Those who do that will be blessed in the future. If you
sell your clothes, far more will be given to you. This is one
tradition which has been handed down from generation to generation in
my family. We were raised to take good care of guests, even travelers
passing through our village. When my grandfather was the master of our
house, if a beggar showed up on a cold winter day, he would give the
man all the food on his table. Then my grandmother would complain.
Suppose you were a beggar. Would it be easy for you to beg door to
door on a cold winter day? Therefore, if someone comes asking for food
you must feed him.
You are the ones who are walking the path of God, developing a
heavenly heart. You must understand that the beggars live day to day
at the risk of their lives. If you understand their heart, you will
let them eat as much as they want. My grandfather thought that beggars
were more important than his own wife in a sense, and that he had to
serve them for the sake of his descendants. My father also felt that
way. He, too, would give someone his whole meal. Because of that I
often saw him quarreling with my mother, not because she did not want
to help them, but because she was not serving them fast enough. But I
am sure that God will never forget such a scene.
The head of the household is responsible for helping others. If the
husband, the head of the household, doesn't help others, the family
will suffer. So the center directors and the national leaders must
take good care of their guests coming from abroad. Even when you don't
have enough food for yourselves, you must give food to your visitors.
If you do that, then one day when you are really starving, somebody
will come and feed you.
Become a good example for your children
hy do some wives give a hard time to the poor husbands of the
Unification Church? That is not the true way of God's family. Already
seven years have passed since the 777 Couples were blessed, but up to
now most of you have just quarreled with your husbands. So beginning
today, Oct. 22, 1978, make a resolution not to quarrel.
As we build the family of the Kingdom of Heaven, the emphasis is on
our children. You must become good examples for your children. If you
are self-centered, then your children will become self-centered as
well. They will learn everything from you. How tragic if sinless sons
and daughters have to go the way of suffering because of their
parents! If parents quarrel and fight in front of their children, the
Blessing of the Unification Church loses its meaning and withers away.
I have never quarreled with my wife and I never will. Will you promise
me not to quarrel?
You must know that your own sons and daughters will become the
official witness on earth and in heaven to testify that their parents
never fought and that their parents were the best of parents. Do you
want your children to say that? If you have already established that
kind of family foundation, then why do I have such an unpleasant
feeling after coming back to this country this time?
Go back to your local churches and tell the members there what I have
said. Apologize to them. Since you are the 777 Couples you must do
your best to fulfill your calling. It is better to be separated for
three years than to fight even once. There is a saying that it is as
easy for a husband and wife to quarrel as it is to cut water; but
within the Unification Church fighting between husband and wife should
be even more difficult than cutting iron. Please make a determination
in front of God and in front of me that you will never fight with your
I did not come here today to scold you. What would I gain by that? It
only gives me pain. So if you repent before God, He will forgive you.
If blessed families of the Unification Church set poor examples, your
ancestors will scold you. Can you become one in heart with your spouse
and with your children? Even people in the secular world make efforts
to become like this, so don't you think we should try harder? Only
when a husband and wife become one in heart can God dwell with them.
That is the Principle. If a subject and object become completely one,
then the central core will emerge. The center of the subject and
object is love. The goal of human history had been to establish this
nucleus of love. When love overflows and permeates the entire family,
tribe, society, nation and world, the history of restoration will be
When you go back home, tell your children, "You may have seen your
daddy and mommy fighting or arguing, but from now on, we'll not do
anything like that again. Please forget all of that." I'm going to
tell the students of the Little Angels School that if they have seen
their parents fighting before, from now on things will be different.
The higher goal
t your blessed family meetings, you should counsel each other. You
are responsible for establishing the good tradition of husband-wife
unity. Make your blessed family meetings significant and meaningful
for the whole membership. Such meetings are necessary in order to
develop your filial piety and faithfulness.
In the history of restoration, I have been establishing the conditions
of indemnity on behalf of the whole, but you must be engrafted to me
in order to inherit them. Before you can become one with me, you have
to become one as husband and wife, and as parents and children. Then
your whole family needs to be bonded to me. If you can do so, you will
be the first to receive the blessings accumulated by me.
I came back to Korea at this time so I could extend all these
blessings to you, but I found many of the blessed members, even the 36
Couples and the 72 Couples, living a life centered not upon God, but
upon themselves. There is no excuse for you to continue this way,
knowing how urgent the will of God is. Please understand this clearly
and become fathers and mothers who can pledge loyalty to God. Be
exemplary individuals and families, capable of inheriting heavenly
tradition. I hope that you will make every effort to do that.
Your family must be able to set the heavenly tradition for your
descendants to inherit. It is not good if you say to your descendants,
"You should not become like us."
At this time, Hyo Jin and In Jin, even though they are in Korea, are
still unable to meet with their own father. I feel sorry for them from
the point of view of their parent. It is natural that children want to
stay with their parents, but I cannot help the situation. I must make
them understand that despite their own sadness, their father and
mother are working for the sake of the whole, for the sake of all
You too must show your children that you are working not for your own
benefit, but for the sake of the whole. If you do that, your children
will be given blessings. So, women, from now on when your husbands
come home tired, tell your children why. Explain to them: "Your father
and mother are different from the fathers and mothers of other
children. We are living like this for the sake of God, for the sake of
mankind, and we are making history. Normal husbands and wives would
quarrel if they were suffering as much as we are, and even separate
and get divorced, but still your father and mother are patient and
have hopes that God will give us blessing. We are living a life of
gratitude to God. Because blessings come when we do our best, we give
our utmost loyalty and sincerity to God."
When you bring up your children that way, they will be able to inherit
your teachings, and your descendants will prosper from generation to
generation. Your family should live for the sake of the world and for
the sake of eternity. Expand your foundation of love to bring light
and hope to the world, longing to reach out everywhere, to heaven and
earth, and all the people for the sake of God. This is my greatest
hope for your family. If your family becomes like that, even if the
communists come and try to take over, God will protect you.
The realm of family victory
p until now, I have been pushing you to the front line and I know you
have been really suffering. And just as I myself have been slandered
and persecuted, people will do the same to you. All this we have been
doing for one purpose, to accomplish God's will. We have pledged to
gain the victory. The glory of final victory will belong not just to
certain individuals, but to everybody. If you really believe this, you
can accept suffering with a humble heart, grateful to God and mankind.
If you have such a heart then God will surely bless you.
Since I am that way, God can never desert me. No matter what
difficulties come my way. even if I am overwhelmed by their burden.
God blesses me and keeps me alive so that I can become His pride. He
will do the same for you. I know that for a fact.
Build your family on this foundation. When you see your spouse sleep-
ing in exhaustion, feel sympathy and pray for him or her. Mother is
also miserable. Yesterday, she had only two hours of sleep and she
doesn't feel well today, yet I brought her here for you to see. In her
position, she cannot sleep just because she feels tired. Her position
is sometimes not a happy one. She has to come here because she is in a
responsible position for the sake of the whole And yet, she does not
I am very strict publicly. Mother knows that. She knows that I am
willing to go forward even if I die on the way; and she follows
willingly. Even if you cannot fulfill all your public responsibility,
still you must make some conditions to surmount difficulties. Mother
came here today to demonstrate this point.
You know what indemnity conditions mean. You have been following the
path of indemnity conditions. Those who are mere bystanders will
suffer. If you follow me with a responsible heart, you will surely be
given blessings and your children will naturally follow the path of
God's will. The older they become the more cause you will have for
gratitude. Good things that used to happen only once a month will come
to happen every day.
My path has always been a lonely one, but I know that the more I do,
the more things I am grateful for. Your blessings come from within
your family. I long for you to inherit the victorious sphere of family
Living for all the people
he family of the Messiah represents the whole world. That family can
understand and give love to the whole world. All five races will want
to join that family, because it is the center of the realm of heart.
Through that family, all people can come to the central point and then
reach out to all directions. The Heavenly Kingdom cannot be
established unless there is one central family.
The family Kingdom of Heaven also must be established with one man and
with one woman in complete unity. In order for an individual to
establish the Kingdom of Heaven within himself, his heart and body
must be completely one. Likewise, in order for a family to become the
Kingdom of Heaven, the husband, wife, and children must be completely
united, enjoying complete give and take with one another. In other
words, they must be completely united with God's will.
God's will is to live for the sake of other people. Focus upon God and
live for the sake of others; then your family can be connected with
God. That is the way the blessed families should live until the whole
world is restored. Become the family that can love all the people on
behalf of God. Then you can save all the families of mankind. For this
purpose you were blessed.
God is the center of the family. From the family, the tribe begins.
And from the tribe that lives for the sake of God, the nation begins.
And from the nation that lives for the sake of the world, the heavenly
world is established. From this point of view, the family has immense
significance. Whether or not the world is blessed in front of God will
be decided by whether the family can reach the ideal. You must clearly
understand that. The Unification Church must be like one worldwide
nation or tribe, one worldwide family harmonizing all five races.
Wherever you live, you blessed families are the Abel-type families.
Live for the sake of others. When you invest everything, even your
blood if necessary, they will naturally want to follow you and be your
Cain The way to heaven begins from there.
Restoration of the birthright
riginally, every member of the family — father, mother, elder child,
younger child — was to belong to God. But Satan claimed all people,
all the whole world, because of the fall. The father, the mother, and
the elder son became Satan's representatives, and restoration had to
take the opposite direction.
Therefore, the way of Abel and the way of Cain are different. The way
of the secular world and the way of the people of the Unification
Church are different. The heavenly world is the opposite of the
satanic world. In the satanic world people fight and struggle with
each other in order to have dominion, while God's people offer their
lives, even shedding their blood, to redeem the world.
I started to take the offensive right after the Washington Monument
rally in 1976. Up until then, we were often attacked, but we never
took the offensive. In the original struggle between Cain and Abel,
Abel did not attack; he was attacked. Through enduring Cain's attacks,
Abel had to show a heart that would bring Cain to overcome the fallen
heart of the archangel. On the foundation of this individual victory,
Abel's family can restore Cain's family through the same process of
being attacked and winning over the heart of the Cain family. The same
process will restore all levels from the tribal to the worldwide
Then where does Home Church come from? In order to establish the Abel
nation, Abel himself must be trained in everything in the satanic
world. For that purpose, God called Abel-type people and inspired them
to give up everything here on earth and separate themselves from the
world. That's why true religions required that believers give up
everything in order to follow the path of religion, always focusing on
the larger purpose, rather than themselves. Many religious people have
given up their lives in order to pursue the way of truth, trying to
set an example for the world and win it over naturally.
The position of Cain is that of elder brother on the family, tribal,
national, worldwide and universal levels. Therefore, people in the
Abel position have had to win the heart of people in all those
positions step by step. They trained for that purpose and when they
came back to the satanic world they had be victorious even if it meant
giving up their lives. That has happened throughout human history.
Resurrection can take place only when Abel wins over Cain's world by
shedding blood and establishing the victorious foundation. For that
reason, up until the Washington Monument rally, I kept silent
publicly, even though I had been so unjustly denounced. I just kept
praying and patiently accepted the blows. Because I knew that God's
will must be done by following this path, I did not take the
offensive. Up till then God was unable to take the position of parents
to the world, and God-loving people were unable to take the position
of elder brother. We were the ones who had to bear the burden of the
younger brother's position. From the position of younger brothers we
have to restore the rights of parents and the rights of elder
brothers. Because of the fall, the parents' position was lost and the
elder brothers' position was lost, and thus the younger brothers, the
people in the Abel position, had to bear all the responsibility.
Therefore, people in the Abel position have to win their own parents
over. In that way, if the Abel sphere can expand to the worldwide
level, it can save the world.
This is why religious people have always had to shed their blood as
they struggle against the power of the secular world. That kind of
history comes to an end when Abel achieves the victory on the family,
tribal, national, and worldwide levels, and subjugates the satanic
elder brother. For the first time, everybody, elder and younger
brothers alike, can all claim to be God's children. Until that kind of
unity is established, the parents cannot be with them.
The heavenly way is established only when the elder brother exchanges
his position for that of the younger brother. The younger brother has
to convince Cain to follow him, even if the laws and rules of God's
kingdom are different from those of the world in which he had been
living in the past. The willingness by the elder brother to follow and
attend the younger brother opens the heavenly way and is the basis for
heavenly ethics. When a normal relationship between elder brother and
younger brother is established, the elder brother can receive his
To achieve this, God encouraged and helped Jacob take the birthright
from Esau. For the same reason, the Unification Church has to gain the
birthright. In order to protect their birthright, the Israelites also
had to overcome many difficulties. Just like Jacob at the ford of
Jabbok, they had to overcome those who were controlling the elder
brother position, and after doing that, form a nation in the position
of elder brother in front of heaven.
Mainstream of a new age
n this way, when Abel takes the position of elder brother and
establishes a victorious worldwide foundation, he establishes the
position of parents, representing the heavenly way on the worldwide
basis. Through the parents, people can then receive their Blessing.
People can enter the Kingdom of Heaven only by attending the parents,
who represent the new heavenly foundation. Those who attend their
parents enter the Kingdom of Heaven together with them. In the
Unification Church, the True Parents are already in the dominion of
God and have blessed many families in the course of worldwide
indemnity restoration. And yet, blessed families are still not all
they are supposed to be.
There are Cain-type blessed families and Abel-type blessed families.
Those two must become one. In order for the heavenly way to be estab-
lished, there must be the heavenly elder who can teach the younger
brother with proper authority. In accordance with heavenly ethics, the
elder brother can lead the younger brother on behalf of the parents.
In the past, evil people in the position of elder brother were able to
dominate other people. Together with the True Parents, we need to
achieve victory in the struggle over the birthright. When the parents
gain the authority of God, the elder brother can also establish his
rightful position. Then the age of Cain will be over and the age of
Abel will start. When Abel becomes the elder brother in authority, he
can, with authority of heaven, subjugate Satan.
In America I have been fighting to expand the authority of the younger
brother so we can win over the elder brother. Our goal is to gain the
elder brother's position and give internal direction to the Cain-type
elder brothers. In the past in the satanic world, the Cain-type elder
brother struck the Abel-type younger brother, but we are taking the
reverse course; we have been attracting good younger brothers from the
Christian world and winning over elder brothers and bringing them into
the Kingdom of Heaven. People from Satan's side have changed and are
now desperately seeking goodness.
On Feb. 23, 1977, we entered a new age. The Unification Church is in
the mainstream of the new age, so no matter how much the world opposes
us we will never perish. Unification Church members have been shedding
tears of righteousness and have gained the sympathy of the righteous
In the past it was necessary to be persecuted and attacked.
Unification Church members may have a lot of reasons for resentments,
but please be patient, knowing that the time will come when I will be
joyfully accepted by all the people. You young members who have been
patiently working so hard day and night are establishing the basic
foundations for Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Home Church and the birthright
ou need a certain conditional foundation to participate in all this.
That is Home Church. Home Church is the altar of God, the microcosm of
the worldwide victorious foundation. Your 360 families represent the
360 tribes and nations of the world. They also correspond to time and
space. The number 36 is three times the number 12, the product of
three and four. It symbolizes the Old Testament, the New Testament,
and the Completed Testament.
One year consists of 12 months or 360 days. During the course of
restoration, most days contained failures. The loss of one day may
cause the work of restoration of five years, 10 years, or even 100
years to end up in failure. Also the number 360 symbolizes the day of
resurrection of the earth. In representing the world, the number 360
also symbolizes Cain. Your Home Church area is the Cain world, which
stands in the position of elder brother.
If you want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, you as the younger brother
must win over the elder brother and restore the birthright. Otherwise
you cannot stand with the True Parents. I have achieved the victory on
the worldwide level and want to pass it on to you: Your condition is
to win Cain, who represents the world, within the short period of 3½
years. As sons and daughters of True Parents, you can now have
substantial dominion on the basis of our victorious spiritual
Home Church is supposed to establish the position of parents, begin-
ning from the position of servant of servants and rising to the
position of servant, adopted son and true son. That is the essence of
home church activities. In other words, it is the one altar upon which
all the historic conditions for the restoration of the birthright can
be consecrated. It is so amazing that at this time within the
Unification Church the foundation has been laid which can bring the
Heavenly Kingdom here on earth. What light and hope to this world of
misery this news brings!
Please be hopeful and repent for what you have not fulfilled in the
past, with renewed determination to do your best in your home church
activities. You can indemnify all the past history by fighting a good
fight against Satan. For 3½ years invest your most sincere effort.
Husbands, work so that people will say, "Please bring your wife as
soon as possible. We will prepare your house, your furniture,
everything." Wives, work so people will say, "Please bring your
husband. If you need anything, we'll be responsible for those things."
When both of you have areas like this, they will become the territory
for your clan. Centering upon the blessed couple, 720 families in your
home church areas will form a tribal sphere. Wherever you go, people
will ask you to teach them the heavenly way. That means a new Israel,
the Heavenly Kingdom, is going to begin. From that tribe, you will
grow to form a new nation.
fter becoming a tribal messiah in your home church, you can go back
to your hometown and become the tribal messiah for your relatives.
When these two realms, the internal Cain and external Cain, become one
in heart and in spirit, you will become their tribal messiah and true
Unless you establish the conditions to truly love your spiritual
children, you cannot love your own physical children. I myself had to
abandon my family and go to North Korea in order to establish the
condition of loving other people. Only then could I return to my
family in the South. Countries must be won over, on the individual,
family, tribal, national, and worldwide levels. For this reason the
Messiah comes representing the whole world and achieves worldwide
The 33 years of Jesus' life on earth and Unification Church history
have been condensed for you into 3½ years. That is your period for
restoration through indemnity.
We have now gone over the national dimension to solve the resentment
of Jesus. For this reason today the Republic of Korea welcomes my
return, even if established churches still oppose us. From now on in
the Republic of Korea, there will be many people who are willing to
fight for Reverend Moon of the Unification Church.
If we blessed family members become completely united and if the
Republic of Korea can be completely united with God's will, then it
can absorb North Korea which is the Cain country.
Once such a nation is established centering upon the heavenly
tradition of love, everybody will long to come to Korea. Following the
third seven-year course and after the additional three-year period
until 1984, no matter what kind of ambitions North Korea may have, it
will be impossible to attain them.
One national altar will be prepared, and the whole nation will march
forward hand in hand with all the nations and peoples of the world.
You must do Home Church so you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven and
become a tribal messiah. You have the privilege of indemnifying what
Jesus did not complete on the tribal level. You have the opportunity
to establish the national foundation and connect it with the worldwide
level. The age of persecution against the Unification Church will soon
be over. We must bring it to an end during the third seven-year
course. No matter how much Americans may criticize, it will be over.
Therefore, I hope your families will become the example in this nation
of Korea. Within the Unification Church, especially the 777 blessed
families have this mission. You must become good examples. Most of you
are under 33 years old and are at a good age to do leadership work.
Don't imitate the failure of your elder brothers and sisters in the
past. They spent much time at home with their children. You can do
your work carrying your children on your back. Are you willing to do
Home Church in that way?
Home Church and the new family tree
pacecraft may be able to travel to the moon but not to the Kingdom of
Heaven. Home Church is the base from which you can fly up to the
Kingdom of Heaven.
Home Church is a historic idea. If you go to Africa and start home
church activities for 360 families there, that means you have
transcended your nation. The whole world may oppose me, but if one
country in Africa welcomes me, we can start the new world from there.
In the future, numerous countries in the role of John the Baptist will
appear. In that truly amazing time we can march forward in a
brightness even greater than daylight.
Is Home Church difficult? Here you can work freely and we have no
language problems in this country. You have no excuse not to achieve
victory in your home church area.
Whether you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven or not will be determined
by your dedication to your activities. For those who seek God and
religion, that is the truth, the tradition and the way. Those who want
to go this way may do so, and those who do not want to, don't have to.
If you refuse, other people will move in. Those people among the
established churches who now oppose the Unification Church will find
their way of spiritual survival through the people they once
persecuted. The time will come when all the people in this secular
world will work together with the blessed members of the Unification
Centering upon the True Parents and those who have gained the birth-
right through their victory of Home Church, the Unification Church
family lineage will be established. If you inherit the birthright and
dedicate your sincere heart in the presence of True Parents you will
be included in this family lineage.
When world peace is established and love prevails, all the people of
the world will rejoice and remember you. So even if you are a person
over 30 years old, you must strive to make more effort than others to
establish this victorious tradition in which God can dwell. God
remembers everything, so never do things the mediocre or lukewarm way.
So far, all of you have been like refugees, or gypsies. Now is the
time to establish the eternal tradition through what you do in your
life to plant heavenly ethics and love in the fallen world. That is
the responsibility of our home church work. You have to inherit the
birthright of the elder brother. You must inherit this in the right
way, the heavenly way. I hope you will succeed in achieving victory
for Home Church, so you can pass on your heavenly tradition as true