True Parents’ Day from the Historical Point of View (Excerpts)

God’s Will and the World
True Parents’ Day from the Historical Point of View
Our motive for unification must be clear
Excerpts – Unofficial Translations
April 18, 1977

This world is totally self-centered. Therefore, in order to liberate ourselves from this world, you must live an absolutely 100 percent different way of life. In other word, you must not live centered on yourself but live a God-centered lifestyle. Only then, will you be able to liberate yourself from this satanic world.

When you go out witnessing, if you think, “I am not good for this. I am so tired I just cannot go on,” then your thinking is not God centered. You may think that many members of the Unification Church are working very hard, but from God’s standpoint this is not enough. Even if you may have persevered and worked so hard for a long time, but then you come to the point where you give up — start thinking about yourself saying, “I am so exhausted that I will go my own way now,” or start criticizing and thinking ill of the Unification church; then, Satan will immediately find a hook in you to get you snatched away.

Of course sometimes you get tired and weak, and sometimes you get sick, but at those times you must think, “God, You have suffered more than I have. True Parents, you have suffered more than I have. I am so grateful that I am alive and doing what I do. As long as my life remains and until I shed my last drop of blood, I will follow you.” When you think this way and express your gratitude to God, Satan has no way to hook you. Then you are totally free to go beyond the satanic realm and to be like Jesus, completely one with God.

This is the basic principle of God. When our way of life gets tougher, with more persecution and pressure, I want you to realize clearly that this is the sign that you are nearing to God’s Direct Dominion by being liberated from satanic influences.

This world is totally self-centered. Therefore, in order to liberate ourselves from this world, you must live an absolutely 100 percent different way of life. In other word, you must not live centered on yourself but live a God-centered lifestyle. Only then, will you be able to liberate yourself from this satanic world.

When you go out witnessing, if you think, “I am not good for this. I am so tired I just cannot go on,” then your thinking is not God centered. You may think that many members of the Unification Church are working very hard, but from God’s standpoint this is not enough. Even if you may have persevered and worked so hard for a long time, but then you come to the point where you give up — start thinking about yourself saying, “I am so exhausted that I will go my own way now,” or start criticizing and thinking ill of the Unification church; then, Satan will immediately find a hook in you to get you snatched away.

Of course sometimes you get tired and weak, and sometimes you get sick, but at those times you must think, “God, You have suffered more than I have. True Parents, you have suffered more than I have. I am so grateful that I am alive and doing what I do. As long as my life remains and until I shed my last drop of blood, I will follow you.” When you think this way and express your gratitude to God, Satan has no way to hook you. Then you are totally free to go beyond the satanic realm and to be like Jesus, completely one with God.

This is the basic principle of God. When our way of life gets tougher, with more persecution and pressure, I want you to realize clearly that this is the sign that you are nearing to God’s Direct Dominion by being liberated from satanic influences.

What is the Unification Church? The word “unification” is a big word, indicating that we want to embrace all religions so that we can unite all of them into one. In order to bring them up to the throne of God, we must forgive each other and unite into one. That is the meaning of the word “unification.” The Unification Church must walk the messianic road. This is not an easy road; it is the road of suffering and misery. It is the road that starts at the very bottom of mankind’s misery and rises all the way up to the very throne of God. That is the road that we as Unificationists are undertaking. We are assuming the responsibility as the true world religion.

Then, why are we gathering here? Are we here for the sake of the Unification Church, or for the sake of heaven and earth? The Unification Church exists solely to serve God and mankind. That is the way God thinks, and that is the way we must think. For that reason we receive the pain of suffering and difficulty, but we cannot be liberated from the satanic realm unless we think, “This is for God and humanity.”

The satanic world is totally self-centered and in order to liberate ourselves from it we must live an absolutely different way of life. As we live this God-centered life absolutely, we will liberate ourselves from satanic influence.

When you go out witnessing, you might sometimes think, “I am not good for this. I am so tired I just cannot go on.” That excuse seems acceptable if you are thinking only of yourself, but when you put God in the picture, and claim that you are universe-centered and mankind-centered, and then you cannot complain or say you are tired. You may think that many members of the Unification Church are working very hard, but from God’s standpoint this is not enough. You have not yet met the standard that God has established. You may persevere for a long time, but then you come to the point where you give up. “No more,” you say. “I want to rest now and do things my own way.” Then your attitude becomes a big hook that Satan uses to snatch you away.

Of course sometimes you get tired and weak, and sometimes you get sick, but at those times you must think, “God, You have suffered more than I have. True Parents, you have suffered more than I have. Heavenly Father, there are many brothers and sisters in this world who are suffering more than I am. I am so grateful that I can do this, and as long as my life remains, I will continue.” When you think this way and express your gratitude to God, Satan has no way to hook you. Then you are totally free to go beyond the satanic realm and to be like Jesus, completely one with God.

This is the basic principle of God. When our way of life gets tougher, with more persecution and pressure, I want you to realize that this is the sign that you are near your total liberation from satanic influences.

We are restored through the Blessing, by which the process of the fall can be totally reversed. Discovering Satan’s secret, I pioneered and opened the path of restoration through which fallen humanity would be able to return to God. In order to find the path, a pioneer or harbinger is needed to open all stages of restoration through tremendous effort and hardship. Rev. Moon pioneered this path and set up the precise formula for restoration. As soon as you understand the formula all you have to do is apply it in order to gain the same result. You can be restored as individual men and women as far as the growth level, but to enter perfection you need to receive the Blessing and bear children. To reach the perfection of restoration, you need your own children.

First, you need your spiritual children. You must also be protected and escorted by your spiritual children in the angelic position. You need angels around you, and that is why having spiritual children is a most essential requirement for receiving the Blessing. With your spiritual children as your foundation, you will receive the Blessing. Then, you will be able to bear and raise your own children. Your lineage will gather behind you, beginning with your children, with each of them in one of these three different levels of maturity. Among your descendants you will see every level of accomplishment.

From generation to generation your lineage will expand onto an ever larger scale, from the family level to the societal level, national, worldwide, and universal levels. The realm of your own lineage will get bigger and bigger. Thus, each one of your couples will become true parents for your own lineage.

My goal is to make all of you true parents. It is the greatest honor that I can give to you. In your own area and lineage each of you is to become the true parents. I am not just theorizing now, but speaking of the way of the Principle, which I have lived and walked. I have done this on the individual level, family, societal, national, worldwide, and cosmic levels.

I have gained invincible victory at each level of accomplishment, and thus I have declared the liberation of the individual, family, society, nation, world and cosmos. Now I am declaring the liberation of God Himself. In other words, a suffering God — beleaguered throughout human history — is now liberated by True Parents. This is a truly awesome accomplishment. Can you grasp the significance of this formidable statement?

Every mission we undertake must be accomplished on both the physical and spiritual planes. Anything we establish in the spiritual realm must be duplicated in the physical world, and those physical accomplishments must then be united with our spiritual accomplishments. The entire spiritual world is in the angelic position; therefore, to find the physical element they must work with the level of the physical world. I am declaring the absolute standard for you, Unification Church members.

Unless you find three spiritual children in three years you are not entitled to the Blessing. Jesus’ ministry was focused on precisely that. He wanted to find his three major apostles and raise them in faith so they could establish the foundation for their physical families here on earth. Thus, they would stand in a position of true parents on earth. Instead, Jesus met with such opposition that finally he was crucified without attaining it.

The fall of man did not occur in the spirit world but in the physical world. Salvation must also take place in the physical world. God’s kingdom must be established here on earth. Without establishing the kingdom here on earth, there will be no kingdom in heaven. Jesus did not take the keys to the Kingdom of God with him to heaven, but left them here on earth. Jesus said:

“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”(Matt. 16:19)

Without understanding the significance of the physical world, there is no way to understand the Scriptures and the true meaning of the Bible.

We members of the Unification movement are proud people, handpicked for God’s mission. We have undertaken the liberation of the satanic world and the declaration of the glory and victory of God before heaven and earth. By now I am sure you understand that restoration must go through that process. No one can enter heaven without walking this path and fulfilling this Principle.

This formula of restoration that Rev. Moon has pioneered and revealed to you shall be applied and followed as long as this satanic world remains. When I declare that I have won over and transcended the satanic world, I do not mean that I have gone alone. The entire spirit world has also moved and transcended the satanic world with me.

The Formula Course of Restoration:
We are not wishing that the Unification Church will prosper and that all other people will decline and die. This is because it is not God’s will. God is commanding you to leave this Heavenly realm to go into this world in order to save people at the risk of your own life. I am now ordering you to go into the satanic world to save it, even risking your life. I want you to set the condition that you walked the same path the True Parents walked. I walked this suffering road for 33 years, and by your setting the necessary conditions in the next 3½ years, I would like to give you all the blessing of having walked the same path I walked. If anyone follows me and tries to go the easy way, I will turn them around and send them back into the satanic world. You have not yet set the condition of indemnity so that you can be completely free, and only after working to pay your indemnity can you come with me.

Who is going to testify that you have paid your indemnity? Satan must be your witness. Therefore, you must go out to Satan’s world and get his signature, recognizing that you have set sufficient indemnity conditions, and then you must bring it to God. Many people do not understand that they must go this course to overcome the satanic world, and they think that God is just weak and vulnerable, even saying that there is no God. But God is waiting for man to go out to the fallen world to suffer and win over Satan by his own efforts.

If you want to follow me, should you choose to go an easy path or a suffering path? You must love those in the satanic world as much as you love God and as much as you love me, and then even Satan will recognize that you love the satanic world. It is only upon that condition that you will be given approval by God. That is God’s way. God and I will not complain at all if you love the satanic world most, because God, Himself, is leading you to do so.

You need two elements before you can come to God’s throne. First, you need your spiritual children, for by having spiritual children you can liberate the spiritual world. Secondly, you need physical children, for through them you can liberate the physical world. God and I want you to go to the satanic world and fight to win these two conditions. In the usual pattern of our life in the Unification Church, your first three years are devoted to winning your spiritual children. In the three years after receiving the Blessing, you can receive the blessing of having physical children.

Altogether seven years are involved. Each of you must go this seven-year course in order to win all of heaven and earth. Creation took six days, with God resting on the seventh day. In the same way we must set the condition of working for seven years in the course of recreation. If you cannot do this, you are only following me externally, even if you are a leader in our church or one of the 36 Blessed Couples. As long as a person does not work for his own fulfillment of this Principle he is not worthy of me and cannot truly follow me. Even now I am going the path of more suffering and pain, but not out of stupidity.

No religious leaders today are even thinking on such a scale. Only I am taking a stand; without fear, speaking out directly for God, so seriously that I am willing to give up my life to declare my message.

You must fully realize where you are standing and what your mission is. I have explained to you what kind of attitude brought about the fall, and how by wholeheartedly undertaking your mission you can liberate man from the conditions that led to the fall. In the future, nobody will accuse you of being a self-centered person or of indulging in self-centered love. You now have the opportunity to be liberated from the satanic lineage and influence.