The Path of Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears, Part III

The Path of Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears, Part III

Sun Myung Moon
June 12, 1967 and July 6, 1967
Excerpts
(Unofficial Translation)

Excerpt from “The Boundary of Heart”, June 12, 1967
Rev. Moon has experienced many sorrowful situations, extreme agonies, and indescribable sufferings. However, I am in a position where I cannot pray asking for consolation and relief from God. Why is this? Adam received everything from God; yet he forsook everything and betrayed God. Therefore, I must stand in a position to indemnify that; and I must receive the blessing from God again.

This is Heavenly Law. When you push into a boundary of indemnity, you reach a point where you would rather die. You cannot do anything, not even pray. In such a position, you are totally vulnerable to Satan’s attack; however, God cannot do anything about you.

Excerpt from the Address at the Second Workshop, July 6, 1967
Do you know how many tears I shed for God? One time, I wept for three days, straight. Through such experiences, I touched the depths of God’s Heart. Even now when I think about the experience — reaching the indescribable tenderness and loneliness of God’s heart through investing my entire mind and spirit — I have to think deeply about how sorrowful and anguished Jesus was. I also live in a place of solitude even lonelier than him. Do you need such a lonely teacher? (Yes.) Put yourself at the pinnacle of solitude! There, God will welcome you.

When I was imprisoned, I stood in such a place. Then, God witnessed to people and through the help of the spirit world they came to believe in me. The spirit world directly testified who I was and, thus I gained my disciples there. With this conviction, wherever I will go, there is nothing that I worry about. If I were taken to the southern tip of Africa, the furthest place from here by a helicopter right now, I will have absolutely no problem about the cultural environment — about eating, sleeping and clothing. You must gain such a confidence.

What do you have to worry about? When you stand in the realm of God’s Heart, place yourself in a position to receive God’s compassion, and go out and obey Heaven. Then, there will be no one who will not obey and follow you. In order to create such people, I tell harsh things to you. Are you all right? Let’s do it. (Yes.) Now, I will trust in you one hundred percent. As I place my trust in you, you must offer results worthy of this trust to Heaven!

Excerpt from the Address at the Second Workshop, July 6, 1967
One of the highest peaks of Korea is Baekdu Mountain. On the top of this mountain, there is a lake called Cheonji. This is a big lake — its perimeter is 16 kilometers. The lake is always full of water. The water that comes out of this lake will become two major rivers in Korea — Dumangang river (図們江, 두만강) to the east and the Amnokgang river (鴨緑江, 압록강) to the west.

I was hunted down and chased, and at last escaped to the top of this highest mountain, Baekdu. I cultivated and planted near Cheonji Lake and fed my followers. I cultivated sandy ocher, and planted peach trees. In such a miserable atmosphere of doom, there was one female follower who pledged to be absolutely loyal to me to the end, no matter what — telling me she would never leave me. I thought that she had the faith and determination that backed up her pledge.

Then, one day, while we were on a boat, we experienced a heavy storm. The boat was damaged by the winds and started sinking. The captain of the boat told us, “This is the end. Let’s make the final effort. But, be ready for the last moment.” He said this as his last warning. At that moment this young lady thought of only her own situation, saving her own life. When a larger boat came near our boat, she begged to be saved, totally ignoring me. She was saved, but, I had to remain in the boat all by myself, desperately keeping the boat float. This was how she left me. However, compared to her, your determination to follow me seems weak and shallow. Can you make an even stronger commitment than her? Even with such a great commitment, she left me at this critical moment. I have witnessed similar events with my own eyes over and over again. I heard such grandiose promises to never leave me with my own ears, countless times. Yet, so many wonderful men and women walked away from me.

Imagine a wife waiting for her husband to come home, after several years have passed since he left to go to his mission. Can you imagine how desperate is her longing for her husband? When it rains, her heart will long for her husband who may be in the rain. You should experience such a heart of longing for God at least two or three times in every 3 days. In other words, you must experience such a yearning every day. When you are walking a city street, you are overwhelmed and overcome by your emotion, longing for God. Then you have to stop walking, but are unable to stand by your own power so you embrace a telephone pole and cry out to God. Have you ever experienced such a longing and loving heart? Even if there are many lovers in this world, none has ever experienced such a compelling and over-powering feeling towards their lover. Have you ever experienced such an intense hunger for God? Have you longed for Jesus, the Lord? You must have this kind of faith — not faith that can be exchanged for a piece of bread.

I wept and cried continuously for over one week. My eyes were so soaked with tears, that I felt that my eyes had turned into the inside of a ripened pumpkin. I could no longer look at the sun for it was too bright. So, I spent hours without being able to open my eyes. Through such an extreme experience, I pioneered the way to discover the Divine Principle. You cannot even imagine what I went through. Yearning to recover the true life value that is hidden deep inside of human beings, I pioneered this path. This, after I had wandered the vast spirit world, trod a bloody path of suffering and passed through indescribable tribulations.

If you are able to connect to the spirit world, you will realize that the value of Father is immeasurable. God will order you to give your utmost sincere devotion to me tens of thousands of times over. Do you know all spiritual mediums throughout the world are now my disciples? Why is this possible? I realize that in order to walk this path I found, through shedding countless tears, you must go forward even risking your own life. You should be ready to risk your life over and over again, thousands and tens of thousands of times. I will never retreat from walking this path.