God’s Will and the World
Today in the Light of Dispensational History
Excerpts – Slightly Different Versions
February 23, 1977
The Bible says that the ones who endure to the last shall be victorious. Not just one person came against me, not just one nation came against me, and not just this world came against me. In the course of my ministry, the entire spirit world has come against me, and at one point even God came against me and said, “I don’t know you.” While you are working on your mission, God tests you. But you must withstand to the last, surviving even the test of God. Then God surrenders and says, “This is my son to whom I can leave my entire kingdom.”
Then God and you will make a covenant. God says, “You are the son I have been seeking, the one who can begin my eternal history. Now you are here.” And you say, “I have been searching for you, and finally I can know that you are my father in heaven, and I am your own son.” After that, both God and you make a covenant — covenant as father and son is made this way.
God does not easily give the title “Son of God.” First, that person must become the victor over all human history. He must be in a position to pay all the debts of history. He is a rare individual. God took several thousand years to find that one man, and finally He has found him.
I have nothing to be proud of, except that I know that God is my father, and I am His son. I am proud that I am entitled to receive the entire love of God, and that I have become a channel of that love. Finally, I can be proud to be entitled to inherit God’s kingdom.
The first and greatest human desires that Adam and Eve were supposed to fulfill in the Garden of Eden were to become the son and daughter of God, who were entitled to receive the love of God. They were to inherit God’s entire kingdom. However, this was all lost by the fall of man. I can now proclaim to the world, however, that the original human desires and God’s original plan have been achieved by man through the law of indemnity and the process of restoration.
God is allowing the rest of the world to come against me, to hit me like this. By doing that they are just giving up their own blessing to me. Their action of hitting me creates a bridge for blessings to come to me. That’s how God harvests the blessings in the Last Days. God will harvest these blessings for one God-centered ideology.
If people persecute Rev. Moon, all blessings that are theirs will transfer to him. Through this process, great blessings are coming to us. Now you understand God’s Principle. This why I let the Unification Church members suffer but let the rest of the world go easy. So you have no way to lose. Now, would you like to receive some persecution?
You will show God’s Love throughout the world. Then you can distribute these blessings to the world. If people refuse to receive the blessings you hand out, then they will become yours. God will say, “You just go ahead and keep them.”
I want to be a bridge to give out the blessings to the rest of the world. I also want you to be such bridges to the rest of the world. This is why I let you suffer. If you go through similar hardships as mine, then you will be recognized together with me, and the blessings I receive will also become yours. That is the only way you can receive them.
Who is God? God is the king whom you can depend on and the safety net that you can rely on. Do you follow? The attacker may seem to annihilate the good, but God will raise up additional strength and power, and lead humanity to eventual victory. On the individual level there are good and evil men. The evil man may attack the good, and that good man may be destroyed. But that is not the end of it. God will raise up another, even stronger champion until He finds a person, tribe and nation to withstand the attack and eventually defeat evil.
God will never give up. As long as God is alive, the good side is never finished even though it seems to be destroyed by evil. Yet, that is not the end, because God never gives up. The battle between good and evil never ends there. Ultimately, God is the absolute defender. From God’s point of view, the battle of good and evil has not even started. The start has always been delayed and extended. The Principle teaches that God can prolong restoration history if certain expectations do not occur right on schedule.
The most important pattern of human history is this: Satan always attacks and loses, and God is always being attacked and gains. Look at the example of World War I. Germany started that war but was not the winner. Why? At that time, the Germans thought they could win the war. If this were not so, they would not have started it. Satan always thinks he can win; that is why his forces start wars. But no one can violate heavenly law.
Germany and Japan attacked in World War II. Who gained the victory? Japan? Did Japan think she would have been defeated? She was convinced of her victory, right? Did she win? Neither Germany nor Japan could break this Heavenly law. Since they violated the Heavenly law, they became the subject of the greatest judgment.