Destiny and Judgment [Part 2]

Destiny and Judgment [Part 2]

Sun Myung Moon
January 31, 1982
World Mission Center
Translator-Bo Hi Pak

The Unification Church is a wonderful, extraordinary church. You are part of it, but you don’t recognize its value. You tell me, “Father, you are just doing things the Oriental way. You are forcing the Korean way upon us. You give us a bunch of tough Korean leaders who are difficult to deal with.” Although you might not think they are desirable, soon people will fight to get these Korean leaders to come to their country! Nations will compete to have the most Korean leaders. Can you envision such a day? Do you think you have too many Korean leaders, too many foreign leaders? Do you think they don’t understand the pragmatic, American way? Actually, they are not the problem-they are the solution.

We have been talking about the challenges presented by the rise of communism and the decline of world religion. The third problem is the moral degradation of the youth. You are mostly young people. Let me ask you honestly: do you have the same problems with moral corruption as the young people in secular society? How often do you write to your fiancée: once a week? once a month? Since the recent engagements, church telephone bills have been skyrocketing. Couples talk about silly things like getting diarrhea! The church cannot keep up with these telephone bills, so I have instructed that people who make long-distance calls should pay the costs themselves. Is this a good system?

The Unification Church can give evidence that we have a solution to the moral decline of the world’s young people today. We are not talking about something ten years from now; we mean the reality today, That reality is sitting in this room right now. You are that reality.

The world says all kinds of evil things about me; they are even talking about a new kind of Mafia, a “Moonie Mafia.” Satan has such a way of twisting things, inducing people to make all kinds of accusations about me and the Unification Church. But no matter what the outside world may say about us, you shouldn’t pay attention to them, because the important thing is what we are accomplishing, Secular society offers no hope for the future, especially for solving the world’s three worst problems. But the Unification Church has tackled them, one after the other. It is important to focus not on the opinion of the outside world, but on what we are gaining, what we are accomplishing.

When we have solved these problems, our task will continue. We must lead the world into the Kingdom of Heaven. Part one is finding the solution; part two lies ahead. The outside world doesn’t have a part one, much less a part two. When we move forward into part two, will the world still regard us as the Moonie Mafia?

I have already discussed who will play the central role in the environment and how we can become the subjects of our environment. According to this principle, it is only a matter of time until this movement and this philosophy will play a central role in the world. You should be convinced that what we are discussing this morning is not simply a possibility or a potentiality. It is a reality; it is already a way of life, and we should be proud of it. We should thank God and all creation that we have this way of life, that we have the solution, and that we have this wonderful vision and hope for the future. This is truly a blessing.

Since this is a fact, anyone who assists this movement is a wise person. Those of you who are here are the wisest people. Whoever cooperates with this direction is a discerning person, indeed. This is how to distinguish between a wise person and a fool: a wise person recognizes the subject and becomes an object to him and follows him. To live in a harmonious relationship of give and take with your subject is the true way of life.

How can you become the best objects? First, recognize that in the Unification Church, Reverend Moon is the subject. Then use the same approach I took when I came to America. I declared I was going to take on the worst problems in this country. You should do the same, saying that as a member of the Unification Church you want to take on the worst problems in the church. What is the worst problem of the Unification Church? We have two major problems: first, we need a financial base, and second, we need more people. Everything else will be taken care of once we solve those problems. I am always thinking seriously about those two problems. We have no difficulties with our ideology, and certainly we know that we are the channels for God’s absolute love. Without a doubt, we have those treasures; the question is how to expand and share them.

The home church system is the basic plan by which we will solve these two problems. In order to gain a result, you need to invest your money, your time, your energy, and your manpower. This principle operates on every level. It begins with two people, then a small family, a tribe, a nation, the world, and the spirit world.

In a school classroom, the teacher is the subject. In order to become great objects in school, you need to solve the concerns of the subject. What are the teacher’s concerns? To teach well and for the students to learn well. By working hard and studying, you can return great satisfaction to your teacher and thus become a good object in that environment. A lazy student will never become a good object; only a hard-working, diligent student can do that. The student who suffers the most and focuses on his studies will earn the position of best object.

The same is true in every aspect of human society. If you work for a business and take on the worst problems of the company in order to help the president, you are that company’s best object. That is the truth. When you join a company and try to take care of its problems, investing your heart and soul into your work day in and day out until you finally solve the problems, you become the number one object in that company. There is no way to avoid it.

Look at New York City. What is its worst problem? Now there is a garbage strike going on. During the Christmas season the city was almost buried in its own trash. I have been thinking about solving the garbage problem. If we ever did such a thing, we would inevitably become the number one object in the eyes of New Yorkers. But is it easy to become the number one object?

I am pursuing my goals with logic, not according to mere whim or random thinking. I use scientific and logical ways of thinking. When I came to this country, I asked what its worst problems were and I determined to attack them, no matter what. I have tried to help solve the problems of Nixon, Carter and Reagan. Many Americans have looked at me scornfully and said, “You, an Oriental man from Korea, are trying to solve America’s problems? Ha!” But it doesn’t matter to me whether they pay attention to me or not. Eventually they will come to realize that I was right.

I have dedicated myself to devising solutions to all the major problems of Korea. Take communism, for example. We have been spreading the teachings of Victory Over Communism throughout the nation. VOC provides the only ideology with which Koreans can arm themselves against communism. Education has been another need in Korea. I was the first person to send people out every summer to teach literacy in every village. Also, the New Village Movement which has become so famous in the past decade was an idea which I started ten years ago.

No matter how hard people try to ignore me, it won’t work. Sooner or later, they will have to deal with me. If you deny me, you will be denied by the universe. People have laughed, but eventually everything I have said has turned out to be true.

I am a spiritual leader, a religious leader, but I don’t act “holier than thou.” Wherever I go, I harmonize with the environment. When I am among laborers, I like to sound like a laborer. When I attend some function of high society, I know how to fit in there. I can adapt to the academic world and I can find a common ground for conversation with politicians.

When I work among professional fishermen, I become completely immersed in their world. I smell just like they do! For seven years in Gloucester, I went out on the “New Hope” early each morning and returned late at night. The town folks never expected me to work so hard and dress so humbly. Sometimes when I was standing right beside Daikon, people would ask him: “Where is Reverend Moon?” Not for one moment did they expect Reverend Moon to be dressed so humbly and have such a dirty face! They assumed I would dress well and look like a boat captain. The captain of the “New Hope” was a professional boat captain, but he completely surrendered to me. He simply could not keep up with me in terms of knowledge, persistence and experience. Initially, he would tell me where to go and where to set out the lines. But soon I was directing him and telling him where to place the lines, and he just said, “Yes, sir. ” The places I chose seldom seemed logical, but that was where the tuna were swimming.

When you say you are a Moonie and a member of the Unification Church you should commit yourself to solving its worst problems. If you don’t tackle it, then I myself must do it. I know you want to do it and you will accomplish it. Until this tradition is established and until someone who can outdo me comes forward, I will remain the subject.

When you get married, you are no longer just an individual but part of a family. You women will have responsibilities as a housewife and a mother. If you would prefer studying for a Ph.D. degree and being a career woman to doing what marriage entails-serving your parents and all your husband’s parents-that’s all right. But do first things first. You must first become a total object to your family, conquering your environment and adapting perfectly to it, before you can move on to another level. If you try to avoid your primary environment, however, you will never make it.

There is one thing which I can do expertly and that is adapt to my environment. When I go to a fanning area, I become a farmer. When I am among fishermen, I become a fisherman. When I am in a factory, I become a factory worker, and so on, no matter where I go.

The Korean word in our title which was translated as “destiny” means the movement of life from one place to another. You want to develop yourself and move on, isn’t that true? If you sit idly within the Unification Church thinking, “I don’t want to move; I don’t want to advance any further,” you are a dead person. You contradict the universal principle of life. Life never stands still; it is always moving forward, always advancing. The key word for life is advancement. If you are trying to preserve your status quo, you are like a dead person. You are retreating instead of advancing.

Suppose the Unification Church is the wrong place to be; suppose Reverend Moon is the wrong leader to follow. Even if such a thing were true, as long as you keep moving forward and advancing in life, you are bound to end up in the right place. You will never be a loser as long as you persist in your determination to forge ahead. You cannot lose anything; you will only benefit from such a way of life. If the Unification Church is not the truth, it will pass away. However, the members who diligently apply the principles I am teaching can never be losers. Therefore, you cannot lose anything by going this way.

In my early years, when difficulties came to other people in my village, I never felt it was only somebody else’s business. I always involved myself right away in their situations. When I solved a particular problem for the village leader, he had to come and bow down to me and thank me. That is because of the Principle. When you learn to apply such a way of life to every situation, always taking on problems, always advancing, you will be able to swim across every obstacle of life and come out the winner.

Let me give you a good example. When I was in Germany, I went to a port city to buy a boat. The vice president of a shipbuilding company and the captain of a 3,000 ton boat came to welcome me. I was a stranger to them, of course, but as soon as we met I treated them just like friends. I gave them a friendly punch in the stomach and said, “Hello, buddy!” and they totally melted. “‘What kind of a man is this?” they wondered. “He acts totally natural with us.” Within a matter of seconds, we were transformed from total strangers to friends. This is what I mean by controlling your environment and taking charge of it.

High-ranking executives don’t know how to do this. They may struggle for ten years to develop friendships and it takes me only five seconds. For me, it’s completely natural. I can walk into the home of a total stranger, sit down at the dining table and start eating-and everybody would naturally feel as though I were a member of the family. Instead of asking who I was they would just say, “Hello there, have some potatoes.” This is because I know how to make everyone around me feel natural. If I were to walk into such a home, sit down and share their meal, and then get up and wave good-bye, the family would feel that I was just one of them, coming home to eat and then going out again. “We’ll see you later,” they would feel like saying.

How can I be so natural? Because I really feel that they are members of my family. I honestly feel that such people are my cousins, my uncles and aunts, my brothers and sisters, my mother and father. There have been times when I have walked into the homes of strangers, taken off my jacket, and started to sweep and mop the floor. Those people never felt it was strange. It seemed thoroughly natural to them.

Sometimes I have even argued with someone and it seemed very natural! I once got into a heated argument and my opponent missed me very much when I left. “I wish he would come back and fight me again,” he said.

Knowing this secret, I can conquer Satan and deal with the satanic world. You state leaders are in the position to solve the problems of your state. If you look upon it as your home church, you can be the subject of that state.

Each of you is advancing every day. No one is standing still. On God’s Day I spoke about the “Victory of Home church.” Since then I have talked about home church every Sunday and at every meeting. Members are thinking, “Home church-what is it?” But before you question it, you should get out there. Go to your area and then ask how you are going to do it! Whatever the most difficult problem of the Unification Church may be, you should tell yourself you are the one to tackle it. You should resolve to do home church so well that even I cannot surpass you. When you become such champions, I will gladly follow you. I must follow the Principle. When you truly put yourself in the object position, you will be able to make the proper decisions.

I have been encouraging international and interracial marriages. Some of you who asked for an international marriage thought it would be sweet, but now you wonder what you did, since you can’t even converse with your fiancée! But don’t you realize that this is the very reason you have an international marriage? This particular difficulty should taste sweet to you. You should tell yourself. “I was given the responsibility to face the challenges of an international marriage. By overcoming them I will become a champion!” All the international couples of the present and future will come to you and follow your standard. You will become the subject of all international marriages. This is very true.

Some of you don’t like fundraising and wish there were no witnessing in the Unification Church. Perhaps you can’t stand 5:00 a.m. meetings, either. But I, the subject, like fundraising, witnessing and 5:00 a.m. meetings. If you want to become a good object, you know what you should do.

I trust that when you made mistakes it was because you didn’t know any better. But from this morning on, you have no more excuse. Now you know what is wrong with those mistakes. When I hold a meeting at Belvedere on Sundays I ask the church leaders to attend. Many of them do but others think, “How can I make it to Belvedere by 5:30 Sunday morning? I just can’t do it.” They try to make excuses for not coming. Such excuses indicate that the leader is not doing the right thing.

If your leader tries to defend his absences, you can tell him, “I won’t make any excuses. I know what Father’s instructions were. You, as the Abel figure, don’t want to go to Belvedere? I will lead if you won’t.” You can give such straight advice. If you say correct things like this and your Abel figure persecutes you, he will be judged rather than you, so do not fear.

Some Performing Arts members may think, “Oh, I’m an artist; I’m a sensitive, cultured person. I’m so sophisticated I don’t need to go to Belvedere. Besides, if I get up too early, my voice gets damaged.” One excuse after another. Such people will not remain long in Performing Arts. That is not how the department was set up. Universal principles do not protect such a person; they actually repel him. Like it or not, everyone must comply with the law of the universe; it is the master, the subject, and you are the object. If you do not cooperate with universal principles you will become -me a loser.

Imagine yourself riding a horse through the pastures, over the hills, and through the valleys and plains. Your life should be like that, always pushing forward toward new, undiscovered horizons.

Now do you know how to receive the inheritance of the master? Because I learned this secret, I am a man of stubborn convictions and total commitment. Regardless of what other people say, universal law will protect me as long as I act in accordance with it — even if nations or the entire world oppose me. Whoever goes against universal law will be excommunicated by the universe!

When Carter became President, I knew that he was not the right man to direct this nation; he would only lead the world toward destruction. I made uncompromising criticisms of him. I could have softened my statements with the thought: “After all, he is the President. If I say strong things against him, he will certainly come after me with revenge in his heart and I will be the one to suffer.” But that is not how I think. Truth must be spoken, and I will never shrink from the truth. When Reagan was elected, I knew God’s dispensation was being fulfilled, and I had no reserves about speaking to that effect.

I take responsibility for national and worldwide matters. It makes no difference whether other people appreciate my efforts; as long as God knows what I am doing and recognizes my work, that is all that matters.

Since destiny means the movement of life from one place to another, you must keep moving and keep advancing, following the Principle. Do not stand still and accept the status quo. Move forward every day. I will give you the proper guidance, and your life will turn out very well.

Suppose I were to drop in for a visit someplace where people were drinking and dancing. I may not drink or dance, but I would never make those people feel embarrassed. I would at least clap my hands to the music. Without drinking or dancing, I could still harmonize with the situation and feel very natural. That is how to make relationships with such people. Those people need to be saved. How can you help them without even creating a relationship with them?

Don’t make blind judgments against such people and call them bad because their actions are bad. You must make an effort to educate them first; only after investing much effort could you make a judgment. Without educating them, how can you call them evil or wrong? Actually you are responsible for them!

Today I have been speaking about topics such as subject and object relationships. In order to stimulate you to live up to these teachings I have been using some judgmental words, but that is the process of education. Love requires me to speak firmly. Do you want to move on? Do you want to advance?

When people leave our movement, they are called ex-Moonies. There are quite a few ex-Moonies. Have you ever seen any of them achieving a life better than a Moonie life? Furthermore, does the rest of the world embrace ex-Moonies and treat them as heroes? They are not even accepted by the secular society! Ex-Moonies are those who flunked the course; they couldn’t pass the test or measure up to the standard of the Unification Church. Once they leave the church, they try to justify themselves and say all kinds of twisted things about the church.

I really have nothing against the ex-Moonies, but I would like to hear just one of them say: “I joined the Unification Church and did exactly what Reverend Moon instructed me to do; but I want to do more. There wasn’t enough to learn in the Unification Church. I left because I could not advance. I want to start my own church.”

If that were the case I would welcome those comments. But so far I have not seen a single ex-Moonie say such a thing. The main reason people leave the Unification Church is that they do not want to follow our disciplined way of life. They don’t have enough courage to face the challenges and overcome them. They simply don’t have the perseverance and endurance to succeed in the church, and that is why they try to make excuses.

Even within the Unification Church there are people who talk and complain all the time. They are not the doers; they are not people of action. Other members the doers-are silent. They just go out and fulfill their mission every day. They don’t talk about the rules and leadership of the Unification Church. Those who are sitting down and doing nothing are seeking to justify themselves by talking and complaining. They make all kinds of excuses for their lack of action. Which are the majority: the doers or the non-doers?

I would rather hear a different kind of complaint: “Father, I have been to my 360 homes, and it’s just too small an area for me to take care of. Why can’t I take care of all New York City-or even the whole United States?” I wonder why I don’t hear such complaints! The ones who work hard and challenge themselves have eyes shining with hope; they have the energy to climb to greater heights tomorrow.

We are here to continue celebrating True Parents’ birthday. I would really celebrate if you made one complaint today: “Reverend Moon, you are 62 years old. What have you been doing for the past 62 years? Is that all? Let me do more. I’m only 35 (or 29, or 25), and by the time I am 62, 1 will accomplish more than you have.” I would welcome such a protest.

Cowardly people, those who try to make excuses for their failures or lay the blame on others, receive terrible treatment in the spirit world. I could never behave in such a way; I couldn’t even consider it. You should not whine over trivial matters. Become big men and women-make big complaints, such as the one I mentioned.

A kindergarten child will have the most trivial problems and complaints, while someone enrolled in a Ph.D. program has an entirely different attitude. Our goal is to save the world. Can you say, “I devoted two years of my life to the movement, and I have given up too much”? Do you think that your two or three years are adequate to move the world? Whoever feels that way is like a thief. It may take 300 years or more to move the world.

If you live this way from now on, people will embrace you and welcome you. Even if persecution comes your way, persevere and overcome it; afterwards the universe will need you.. That is inevitable. The victorious way of life is to meet your subject and do his will, not your own. That is the secret of survival and prosperity. Furthermore, when you are in the subject position, you must be like a rock grounded on the Principle. Don’t keep shifting; don’t be swayed by the opinions of others. This is the Principle and law of the universe and holds true for the past, present and future. If you live by this law today, tomorrow and throughout your entire life, you will never regret it. You will be a winner in life.

What is our goal and what is the fastest way to achieve it? You cannot move in a straight line; there are always ups and downs. However, instead of making such long detours down and up, you can devise a way to jump from one high point to the next, from one pinnacle to another. The most difficult position is that of the follower, the object who tries to take care of the greatest problems of his central figure. Once you have conquered one obstacle, rather than relaxing and taking it easy for a while, you should move right on to the next difficulty. By moving from one challenge to another, you shorten the time span for accomplishing the goal.

When you go to your home church area, the best way to become its subject is to take care of the worst problems in each home. This principle works everywhere. I asked God what His worst problems were, and then I went from one difficulty to another. I have challenged one obstacle after another, going from the individual level to the family level and all the way to the world-wide level. After you embrace each challenge and solve it, you can move on to the next.

After overcoming one peak of difficulty, you could descend to a less difficult level and then try to work your way back up to the next peak. But to leap from one pinnacle to the next takes much less time. You can cover the same territory faster by leaping over the valleys.

When I deal with established Christianity, I inquire into its greatest difficulties. They have to know how to deal with society, for instance, and how to make a relationship with God. I treat one problem after another and solve Christianity’s worst headaches.

Another difficulty in the religious world today is that people talk a lot but don’t know how to act. There is too much talk and not enough substance. So we have demonstrated a religion of action. God is looking for people who not only know the answers to the universal problems but can act upon them.

Wherever you go, whatever mission you have, do not complain that it is too difficult. Instead, you should ask, “What can I do that is even more challenging? This is nothing! I want something even worse.”

I took up tuna fishing because tuna are the most challenging fish in the world to catch. It is very difficult to outwit tuna. They are such smart creatures. After several years, my boat “New Hope” has become known all over the world as the champion tuna-fishing vessel. If I ever presided over a tuna-fishing seminar, I know that the best tuna fishermen would come from all over the world to hear about my experiences and learn from me. Why? It is because I have overcome more difficulties than any other tuna fisherman, so naturally I know more about it.

We want to jump from one pinnacle of suffering to another. From the Unification Church, we want to take the one final leap into the Kingdom of Heaven, on earth and in heaven. How can we do it? By digesting the worst problems in the Unification Church, by making the best contribution toward solving them.

How many of you have experienced national MFT? There are many who haven’t. Would you rather not go to MFT? When you realize that your present mission no longer challenges you to improve yourself, you should move on to something else. Do you have a home church area? After I have been speaking about it for five years, is it right not to have an area? Some of you may be thinking, “I’m going to leave the Unification Church anyway, sooner or later, so why should I have a home church area?” If after five years you still don’t have a home church area, who is wrong: me or you?

Do you think my teachings are logical, or am I just a tricky speaker who can make all kinds of things sound right? What I am saying is the truth, so why don’t you try it? Some of you will be able to accomplish things more quickly while others will take longer, but truth is truth. It’s just a matter of time. Your achievements will correspond to the effort you make. When you put forth greater effort, the time period will be shortened.

Once I set a goal for accomplishing certain things, I totally commit myself to it. Whether eating, sleeping, talking or walking, I am always focused on that goal, concentrating 100 percent of my attention there. If my strength is not sufficient, I know God will supplement it and I will never get exhausted. This is not just my opinion; it is universal truth and applies to everybody.

When you get married you may face seemingly insoluble problems with your mother-in-law or other relatives. But actually, when you look at such a problem from my point of view, the solution will be very simple: just follow the Principle.

Do you want to take a long time, zigzagging back and forth, or would you rather leap forward from one pinnacle to another? Is it easy to leap? You don’t like to take the difficult way, do you? But you know the truth. To become true sons and daughters of God, you need to be champions of leaping from one difficulty to another. I will be the umpire and judge your accomplishments.

Once you decide to take the righteous path you should not stop until you reach the end of your life. Even at the risk of your life, you must follow the course to its completion. Trying to avoid risks is what places you in the greatest jeopardy. That is why Jesus told people, “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.”

This is the moment of decision and commitment. Nobody can make this decision for you — not your wife or husband, not your friend, not even me. The commitment is only yours to make. Those of you who can say, “Yes, I want to leap to the goal of perfection. I will continue, even at the cost of my life,” please raise your hands.

You have made this resolution and I pray that God will be with you all the way, just as He has been with me throughout each day of my 62 years. That same Heavenly Father shall be with you every minute throughout your entire life. In your life you shall have hope, you shall have joy, you shall have vision. You have the best future under the sun.

Shall we do home church? Who will make the commitment to do your home church: me? Rev. Kim? Only you can make that resolution. You must push yourself to complete home church — even if it is midnight or 4:00 a.m., it makes no difference. Whether people see you work or not doesn’t matter. Just persevere for three years. You love me, but the people in your home church will love you even more-you will gain the authority to become their tribal messiah. Until you go through this route, you cannot link yourself to the nation or the world.

Do you know that you have a destiny to live? Who makes the commitment? You do. You must choose the Kingdom of Heaven or the kingdom of hell. I am not the one to make that decision, you are.

Today is already the last day of January, 1982. This is the year of “Victory of Home church,” our slogan for the new year. Whoever says, “I don’t want to be persecuted in my home church area,” is really a heretic. The greater the persecution you receive, the more assurance you have that you are leaping from one pinnacle to another. You ought to have a competition among yourselves over who can get the most persecution.

If I had come to America and sat here idly and comfortably for ten years, do you think the Unification Church would have advanced to this point automatically? Not at all. I never sat still for one moment. I have always been on the move, visiting all 50 states, going on the 21-city tour and the 8-city tour, speaking at Yankee Stadium and the Washington Monument. I was constantly shocking people and they could not ignore me. In other words, I even instigated controversy. Through such good controversy, I have been introducing solutions to the worst problems of this nation.

Bo Hi Pak has been reporting that although American conservatives have been negative toward me in the past, they are changing. They have been looking for a champion, and finally they see one emerging: Reverend Moon. In the recent past, the power of the conservatives has been very minor, but there has been an upsurge of conservatism which was able to put Reagan in the White House. Since our battles with Fraser and Carter, many conservatives have been giving us a lot of credit because we have been constantly speaking out, injecting good ideas into the American way of life.

We are seated here in a wonderful gathering place; we have a wonderful way of life. My final direction to you today is this: don’t behave in a small way. Act like a giant. Go out into the world like a superman or superwoman. Be proud of what you are, who you are, and where you belong. Express that pride. Once you have committed yourself and have succeeded in some project, you will have a great sense of accomplishment. Then go on to another project and carry it out. Then go on to another. Eventually you will feel invincible; you will feel power coming to you directly from God. That is the real way of life of the real Moonies.

Are you strong and committed? You are the master of yourself, the number one person to decide your destiny. Do everything the best way, and you will gain the position of subject over your environment. Your destiny is in your hands; you shall be the one to decide.

We are too busy to complain. Once you have made your decision, then act on it. Those who don’t act have no right to speak. You can’t just follow the ways of the world, taking vacations and enjoying easy times. In all my 62 years I have never thought about taking time for rest and relaxation. Mother has been worried because I push myself so hard, and she constantly reminds me that I am no longer a young person. “So what?” I reply. “Age is no justification to stop and rest. If I go to the spirit world, plenty of work needs to be done there, too, so I will continue to work-whether I am here or in the spirit world.”

There are eight stages of restoration, eight decision points and opportunities to leap. If there was a way to make one leap that would cover the entire distance, would you take it? There is such a way: home church. When you perfect home church you jump the “A-1” way. Home church is that one leap from bottom to top.

Now persecution is decreasing and our job is becoming easier and easier. This is the time to take up the task and do it well. Can you tell me, “Father, even if you abandon us and go away somewhere, you won’t need to worry. We will pursue the mission to its fulfillment and victory. Trust us, Father, we will do it”? Can you show me such confidence? There are many methods; it doesn’t matter which one you use. You can devise the best one.

To become a victor in home church is the greatest of all titles you could desire. Won Pil Kim will no longer be needed if you can make your own judgment and decision. Then you are your own leader. That is the best way. You shouldn’t wait for anyone else’s instructions. Become a dynamic leader yourself. Go out and do it.

We have made the decision and have determined our destiny for the victory of home church. Let us march forward and obtain that victory. Amen! Thank you very much. God bless you.