Grateful God’s Day
Sun Myung Moon
January 1, 1980
This year we celebrate the thirteenth God’s Day and Father’s sixtieth birthday. In Oriental philosophy sixty years makes one complete circle, so when you reach your sixtieth birthday you complete one full circle and start a new one in the opposite direction. It took six days for Heavenly Father to create everything and the seventh day, of Sabbath, is like the beginning of a new circle.
It is 60 years since the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, so now Communism has to begin a new cycle in a different direction. The new circle will be smaller and more feeble. It is puzzling how Communism could dominate so much of the world in just 60 years. Satan has been arguing with God all this time saying, “God, I took over the world and took care of the world for 6000 years, so isn’t it fair that I should have some brief period when I as Satan can govern the world?” If Satan’s children are more hard-working than God’s children, then God must allow this, because Satan has a point.
Now the completion of one giant cycle of 60 years has finally come. Now I am beginning a new circle, and that circle has no limit. I can make it as big a circle as possible. It is going in another direction, but instead of stopping it is going to make many big circles, one after another.
You joined with me and we are completing the circle of sixty years together. Where are we going? We are doing to Home Church and there we will find even more thrust and fire power. What you will find is that Home Church is the base of the Kingdom of Heaven. Home Church is like a gasoline tank and you are going down to the Home Church like a fire ball. What do you think will happen? The explosion will lift you all the way up, and give you the momentum you need to go all the way to heaven in one stroke.
My very special secret weapon that Satan couldn’t find was Home Church. I prepared it like a secret bomb and now it is complete. The time has come to ignite it. The time has come for the fireball to land. Then Home Church will become a launching pad to the Kingdom of Heaven. That is why this year’s motto is “Home Church is the Base of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
God will be like a hungry person eating up the intoxicating fragrance and taste and touch of love. Then God Himself will be intoxicated in love, the love of men. Do you think God can get drunk? At this time God will get intoxicated and fall asleep. As he is lying there, momentarily unconscious, he begins to sense something all around him, a whispering, a presence, and the sound of breathing. That feeling is so good that he will want it to go on and on. Then God would open his eyes wide and see his children all around, his sons and daughters touching him. Would he say, “I’m terribly unhappy?” Just the opposite. There is no adequate word to describe how he would feel. It’s so mystical and incredible that no human language can possibly describe what God feels at that moment.
Also, he feels deeply grateful. God has gone through so much sadness and tragedy after all his suffering, that he will feel thankful happiness. Today the topic is “Grateful God’s Day.” Which is going to be the happiest day for God? God’s Day falls on January 1st. Why does that day make God happy? Whom does he meet on that day? His true sons and daughters. Satan’s number is 666 because Satan took the number six in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, God always consummates his dispensation with the number seven. Since number six is over, we are moving into number 7 now. Satan has gotten the glory so far, but from now on Satan’s side will endure hardship. God’s side, the Heavenly side of Unification, is moving on to heavenly prosperity in the decade of the 1980’s. When you do right, every conceivable ideal and dream in the dispensation of God will be completed before the year 2000.
I was born in 1920, and 20 plus 60 equals 80. When you add 80 to 1920 what year do you come up with? As of this year I have been battling forward for forty years. These forty years were equivalent to the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt and their wandering in the wilderness. These forty years I have been working for the dispensation of the global scale. Now this forty-year period is consummated, so what is next? When you read my testimony, then at the background of history and the work I have fulfilled, then you know that what I told you is correct and based on the truth.
We can only be persecuted for a maximum of sixty years. We can turn the tide during this time. You wait and see. In 1960, when the True Parents were installed, there was only a handful of members in Korea and Japan.
When they gathered, I spoke about the world future, with visions of the 1980’s, 1990’s and the year 2000, of the global dispensation and having members in 130 different countries, and of how Communism would decline. Even the members who truly loved me and believed in me 100% said, “Father is a pretty good liar! That cannot be done. It is impossible that Father could be in America at that time.” They really thought inside that I was doing it to comfort the members. But today there’s not just a handful of people. We have a worldwide movement, yet when I give you the vision of the year 2000 some of you look skeptical. Would you believe it? That’s better.
I want you to trust me. That’s one simple thing you can do. You must be superior to the highest satanic standard. Be better than all the loyal subjects of the past, the most loving sons and daughters; give greater service and love than they gave. We shall be superior to their standard. That’s the only criterion we go by.
I am indeed a record breaker in every field. So many beautiful women came and tried to win me. Even their parents tried to entice me with gifts to marry their daughters. If I wrote all the episodes that have occurred to me, you would never read the Divine Principal because you would read that book instead.
Your eyes reveal the depth of your mind. Western philosophy is rather shallow and superficial. You cannot absorb anything deep inside, but want to have it all out front. The oriental attitude goes deeper and is more sustaining, but neither one is ideal, so I had to find the happy medium. When the Orientals pursue only religious spiritual perfection, then they have to deny the material world.
Then someone else has to harvest it, and that’s what the Westerners have been doing. That was not completely bad actually, because God needed someone to develop the world he created, the world which religious people were seeking to deny. Therefore, the major Oriental countries like China and India were overtaken by the Western powers, who controlled those nations for many years. That was a sign that a new religious awakening was close at hand. Do you know why? Since Oriental people focused on finding spiritual perfection, they needed the Westerners to come and help them develop the other way of life as well. That’s what God planned.
After World War II a new age of equality began. The Western influence started democratic winds blowing all over Asia, bringing an influence that would make the people free and equal. We know that the Westerners who developed the material world were usually greedy and wanted to keep all the wealth themselves. But actually all material belongs to God and he wants it developed for the sake of all humanity. Therefore, God used the cold, brutal power of Communism to shatter the wealthy capitalist nations. Marxism teaches that economic wealth belongs to the government, and that it shall be used for the benefit of all people. God is even taking advantage of Communism for his heavenly purpose.
America today is at a very important stage. God has given an incredible amount of material blessing to this nation, but it is not just for the sake of America. God’s assets should be divided up by the American people and used for good, for the sake of the world and humanity. God wants America to be a steward and develop its wealth for the sake of godly people. Since America has not done that, only Satan can claim it and it will benefit Communism. That was not God’s original intention.
Do you think America is totally immune from Communist infiltration? This is a very philosophical analysis of the final days of the world. America should know what her timetable is and where we are. The only way that America can survive and prevent a Communist takeover is for a man like Reverend Moon to come and tell the American people that their wealth doesn’t belong to them alone. The only way America can ultimately survive is by giving that wealth for the sake of the people of the world. This is exactly why we develop our fund raising — we ask Americans to give their money and then we use it for the sake of the world. Since Americans haven’t given it to the world, we are going to give it to the world in their place. The MFT effort is important in the sight of the heavenly dispensation. This is not just arbitrary rationalizing. Not at all.
My topic is Grateful God’s Day. It doesn’t matter how many people are gathered in this auditorium or how many thousands come to hear me. The question is how many people come who truly love God and are thankful to God. God needs men and women to come for his God’s Day celebration and God feels so close to you who are here. God cannot resist the urge to touch you. That’s the kind of God’s Day we must make.
Actually, your toughest competition is not the Communists: your worst competitor is me, and God is an even tougher competitor. You don’t have to worry about Communism because while you are trying to meet God’s expectations you will have surpassed any Communist ten times over. The difference between Communists, myself and God is that though we are all competing with you, I am not hating you or wanting you to be crushed. No, I want you to win. I want to push and support you. God is a cheerleader for you now, urging you on.
You can think today, “Father, you have given me absolutely everything I need. You have spoken everything I wanted to know and I don’t need any more. All I need now is action. If you speak to us more, it will only complicate my mind. Father, I’m going to do it.” Those who say so, raise your hands please. Thank you. God bless you.