The Ceremony Of The Declaration Of God’s Eternal Blessing (Slightly Different Version)
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
July 1, 1991 Seoul, Korea
I just arrived from Alaska. I am making a special visit because this time has great significance from the point of view of the dispensation.
The Meaning of July 1, 1991
The first day of July this year is not an ordinary first day of July. From the point of view of the history of the dispensation, this is the central year of the three-year course, which itself is a transitional period in history. The flow of history must now change. The democratic world and the communist world have lost their direction completely, and the religious world has also fully lost its direction. All foundations in which men took pride have been destroyed. This had to take place. When the autumn arrives, the true fruit and false fruit will reveal their true identity. False fruit naturally will enter the fire and burn, and true fruit will be reaped. But from the perspective of the dispensation of restoration or salvation, we are not interested in many fruits. The fruit of realization which religions seek is not many but only one. Although there are many religions such as Buddhism, Confucianism and so forth, the fruit they pursue is one.
Who is the owner of that fruit? It is not some sovereign. It is not some nation. People who rule over nations cannot reap the fruit and the many religious groups cannot each reap this fruit and claim it as their own. The fruit must represent some particular religious group that represents all religious groups, which reaps the matured fruit to be received as the fruit of God. From this perspective, what would God desire? I will not get involved in a long discussion of the dispensation of salvation being the dispensation of re-creation, but if we were to say that it is the work of re-creation, then the question is why God needs to reap the re-created fruit. Looking at it centering on heaven, it is not because the other fruit is unworthy, but God is seeking the fruit of the heavenly lineage, for the sake of establishing that blood lineage. In order to establish the blood lineage, we must connect to the tradition that can pass through the karma of love centering on God.
The History of the Restoration of the Eldest Son’s Birthright
Fallen people today have inherited the blood lineage of Satan. This is the problem. How difficult is it to restore the people cleanly back to heaven, once they inherited the lineage of Satan? Let me answer this way: heaven’s position is similar to a man who lost his beloved lover, and has to love another woman and, further, to love her son, whom someone else fathered, as his own son. The problem is how God can accept that son as his own direct heir. Frankly, it must be miserable and tormenting. Since this acceptance could not be done at once, God began from the individual position and passed through a course of tribulation involving that degree of love on the family, tribal, societal, national and world levels, persevering and overcoming everything. In this way, He has been waiting until the time He can send the Messiah. How does the Messiah come? He comes after the purification of the blood lineage. As you know, because Cain and Abel were born based on the unity of Adam and Eve [false parents], in order to cleanse their lineage, Cain and Abel must enter the womb of True Parents and be reborn in the reversed positions of eldest son and second son. Originally, there would not have been such things as eldest-son “type” and second-son “type”. There cannot be eldest son and second son for the sake of distinguishing them [as relatively good and evil]. From the viewpoint of the dispensation of restoration, simply establishing the position of the second son as the elder son is not enough to rectify the lineage. The two must seek and enter the source of life once more. This is what happened through Tamar in the Old Testament era.
When you look superficially at the Bible, it is difficult to accept the story of Esau and Jacob. Their mother deceived her husband Isaac and her eldest son Esau to let her younger son Jacob seize the blessing. This is unacceptable even by the ethical standards of that time. It is wicked. So the question is, why was this content recorded in the Bible as an important event? It is the same when you look at the life of Mary. A virgin gave birth to a child. What was the situation of heaven which necessitated a virgin bearing a child? Why was it necessary to send the Messiah in that manner? In order to lay that foundation, the connection was made from Esau and Jacob to Tamar, and restoration was to be done centering on the offspring of Hagar and Sarah, and then substantially history was to go forward on the national and world levels centering on Mary. That tradition must b e recognized and inherited, and the proclamation must be made that a new Messiah will appear. Centering on the period of the world level and the national level, the historical national standard is to be set by tying all these events together and proclaiming the truth behind them. Without this proclamation, the historical standard is not set. What happened to Jesus, who came on that foundation? What would have happened if, when Jesus came, Judaism and the nation of Israel had united as Cain and Abel? How would Jesus have returned? Jesus had to enter in the position of father. In order to do that on this earth, as a resurrected, substantial being, he had to compensate for all the sacrifices made by the second sons for the sake of reclaiming heaven’s birthright given the eldest son. The Abel view of history is that all must be divided into Cain and Abel and then into Esau and Jacob. Even after all of that, on the national level Jesus must gather all the relationships of Abel, and as the Abel-type resurrected substantial being and as the representative of the nation, he must rectify the birthright of the eldest son on the national level again. Without rectifying it, the birthright on the world level cannot be reclaimed. What is to be done after restoring the birthright and claiming the birthright of eldest son on the world level? After restoring the birthright of eldest son on the world level, we can establish the right of parents on the world level. Unless the birthright of the eldest son is reclaimed and the course of conflict on the world level is resolved, parents cannot establish the original lineal relationship.
The Path of Restoration Through Indemnity Cannot Be Traveled Halfheartedly
After they come to the earth, the task of parents is to establish the kingdom. The messiah, who represents Heaven, should have come to this earth centered on the nation of Israel and Judaism, and overcome the Roman Empire. It is not to be overcome through conflict. Everything must be invested in order to bring about re-creation. Giving and forgetting, investing and forgetting, and in this way forgetting time and forgetting one’s life and environment in order to invest — this single-mindedness is the way that your love will last in the context of God’s will. If you assert yourself and promote yourself, what you do will not remain during the course of re-creation. For this reason, God cannot have any regard in His mind for people or nations as He deals with the national and world foundation. He must re-create those who become like the descendants of Adam and Eve who did not fall in the Garden of Eden. He has continued to create Adam and Eve, to invest and forget and then invest and forget again repeatedly during the period of individual, family, and tribal restoration. You must understand that God has had that attitude as the foundation for the restoration of a conditional tribe, a conditional people, a conditional nation and a conditional world. Even in the period of such conditions, it cannot be carried out at our convenience in a humanistic way according to some seemingly reasonable plan. God has not changed during the period of restoration on the individual level, family level, tribal level, society level, national level and world level. He has maintained the original spirit of love that always invests from the position of emptiness. With regard to the original nature, even with regard to evil or the realm of the devil’s powers, the form of the original love has remained unchanged. For this reason, even Satan acknowledges before Him, “You are the only owner of the creation.” He must make that acknowledgment. How much is Satan changeable?
He changes every moment and in every place, south, north, east and west. He drags the central headquarters to the east, to the west, to the south and to the north. Dragging it everywhere in the environment according to his whims, he brought a lot of confusion in the center. You must understand how miserable this was for Heaven, which h ad to ignore it and persevere through the course of re-creation centering on the standard of original nature. Ladies and gentlemen, where can you find an instance in the world when, while having one’s beloved spouse stolen, one takes in the children of the snatched wife or husband and takes care of them as one’s own? Blessed families especially must be clear about this. Everything is not accomplished just because you received the blessing. The blessing is conditional. In tune with the dawning of this age, the purpose of which is to inherit the realm of God’s heart, we must understand the toils of God, who labored to establish the historical tradition. From this perspective, you must criticize yourselves by the standard of that tradition: “I, so-and-so, have been living centering on myself.” You know this better than anyone else. For the sake of the dispensation of restoration on the family level, God has forgotten about His position and prestige in order to carry on the battle. To accomplish the completion of restoration, He ignores His own dignity and takes in the children of the enemy and tries to make them His own children. You must understand that the world can never pay back the debt that is owed to God, who did not hate the enemy but continued such actions throughout history. If your facial features are normal and if you love something about your neat appearance, then you especially must understand that you stand on the foundation of the toil and accomplishments of a God who tried to preserve such appearance as much as possible. The path that you will travel, in the eastern, western, southern or northern directions, is not something that will be welcomed; it will not be as if you are in a free environment. Devils are opposing us in our path from a hundred directions, creating an opposing environment. You must recognize them and overcome them. What are you trying to bring with you? You can only go with the progressive original heart that God created; you cannot do it by a clever method or strategy. The path of the will cannot be traveled half-heartedly. It is a serious matter of life and death. This person who stands here, who founded the Unification Church, has lived his whole life like that. Such a tradition must be left behind, yet what have the blessed families done? They centered on their own families, for the sake of their own wives and children. What are they doing to educate them so that they can be better than others? When I look at the blessed families who are begging me to select their own children for the public path, I am so disheartened. From the viewpoint of the original tradition of heaven, how can this be tolerated? There are some who fall, and after the fall want to be blessed again. How can there be another blessing? The blessing is like dangling one rope down the cliff. It is you who must climb up. You must understand shame. There will come a time when I must cleanse those who received the blessing. You must check your transgressions of the Principle by yourself, and repent. You cannot pass over the barrier by yourself. I also cannot freely cross over the barrier by myself. If I bought and blessed a piece of land, I could not sell it until now.
Even when I had to, I could not sell it. Everything must be offered to God. You have sold the properties of the church according to your own desires, and so forth, haven’t you? By concluding the ceremony of July 1, we inaugurate the time in which the True Parents can have complete freedom. Until now, I could not do as I wanted. If I could have done as I wanted, why would I have suffered? Why would I have acted so powerlessly before the world? There is a time for everything. Without fulfilling responsibility in regards to time, one cannot lift up one’s face and act freely. In order to cross over the pass of indemnity, in order to go to the kingdom of Heaven, you cannot take along the things that you possess. You must pass all things of the world over to that side. You must cross over with new belongings. Satan is following. S o, it is my desire to sell all the properties of the Unification Church, and to give them to the nation, to the people of the world, and to even sell all that you own to give it to them. This is how it is with God. You must completely cross over the pass of dispensation. I have no need of newspapers and corporations. I needed them until now in order to provide protection against the satanic world. What I need now is the appearance of a simple traveler who can walk freely all over the plain of freedom. We must enter the territory of the kingdom of Heaven is this manner. It is a solemn thing. You must understand that the breathtaking moment is coming when we must conclude the life on earth and with a solemn heart seek the homeland. It has been seven years since I proclaimed that you become tribal messiahs and do home church. I have been teaching you this for seven years. Is there anyone who said that he would do it, who made that determination and cried out for the sake of that action without sleeping a t night? If you spent your time meaninglessly, then you must repent. Do you think of the will as some simple matter? I cannot tolerate that.
The Course of Restoration Until the Time of Hometown Providence
You must think about the position from which the original nature of heaven entered this world. Centering on the original nature, before that standard, the realm of Israel on the individual, family, tribal, racial and national level has been established. How anxious must Jacob have been until the moment he won over the archangel at the Ford of Jabbok and received the blessing of Heaven? You cannot imagine how amazing the moment was when the name of Israel was proclaimed on earth. You are not to defile the name of Israel. Not only the name of Israel, you are not to defile the lineage of Israel. The Israelite people did defile the lineage, and Christianity emerged as a clan centering on Jesus, but debased itself. Christianity, which was centered on Jesus as the king and parent representing Israel, was defiled. Today, centering on the Christian realm, can we win back the sovereignty which God wants, the sovereignty with which He blessed Israel? Can we reap the fruit which represents the nation? Where can we reap the fruit which represents the nation? How can we do all of these things? It is through the Messiah. We must seek the seed of the one true fruit. Today, the western civilizations, centering on England, America and France, are Cain. Asia is taking the Abel position, yet whom are Cain and Abel seeking?
They are seeking their parents. Heaven chased out Eve with two sons at her bosom. The parents are to be sought out again. Cain and Abel are seeking parents in order to receive the seed of Heaven’s pure lineage. Although Heaven has been bearing with the seed of the enemy until now, all the past must be liquidated. Putting the whole family and nation behind, overcoming the opposition while dodging tribulations and facing death, we must seek the position where we can be embraced by the true husband and receive the seed of the true son. This is the dispensation of restoration. The true seed is none other than True Parents, True Father. True Father must prevail over the satanic realm. Now, with the name of True Father and True Parents, we can win over persecution on the individual, family, tribal, society, national and world levels. Although the free world and the communist world opposed the Unification Church and Reverend Moon, by educating the Russian leaders in Washington, in the free world, I have secured spiritual victory. Throughout history, they will regret the fact that they persecuted the Reverend Moon, not realizing the dispensational significance. How can they liberate themselves from the burden of having mistreated the most precious guest, one who was unprecedented in history? Based on the directives of one person, using the people and the environment, they did everything they could to block the Unification Church from expanding out to the world.
How can they be exonerated from such evil actions? Now the trends in the western world are changing because of Reverend Moon. The trends created by western society have passed away and the time has come for the trends to flow from Asia. For the proclamation of settlement to be made before Heaven and earth, all the opposition first had to be overcome. Then all the elements necessary for complete restoration had to be indemnified, culminating in a victorious foundation throughout both the democratic and communist worlds, fulfilling the highest standard. By doing so, the settlement of the new age can happen for the first time. To do this, I have prevailed over all persecution, starting from the individual and moving to the family, tribe, race, nation and world. Therefore, centering on the blessed families, I am sending everyone back to their hometowns. Due to the fall, the world became evil, starting from the family. We must completely restore it. All of the Cain-type people have risked their lives to kill me by creating opposition in the family, tribe, race and world, but I have overcome all obstacles in order to get this evil world under control. Because I have prevailed, now I can scale the world, and then I can find my country and surmount it, and then find my hometown and finally my whole family. Since that time has come for me, it is the same for everyone. But all of you are not going to my hometown. You were born in different places. How can many of you be born at once in my hometown? Since you cannot claim this, you have to build your foundation, following my example, to settle in your own hometown. That is the preaching of the tribal messiah.
The Reason I Tell You To Do Family Church
Where do you settle? Settling among your brothers in your family is not your stopping place. After you deal with your brothers in your family, you have to find your mother. With ourselves in the position of the resurrected Jesus, we have to put our parents in the position of Adam and Eve on the horizontal level, centering on the realm of liberation. In the position of Jesus on the tribal level, all the things that Father completed in the parental position connect to the horizontal foundation. Through this, the origin of all the hatred in the course of horizontal history, which was started by Satan, will be completely vanquished, because the new horizontal foundation has been completely built up. Centering on the family, the man is the east and the woman is the west. A line has been drawn between east and west, and there is no way to change this with your own individual power. Where can we restore this? It is not in the nation. It is not in the tribe. It is in the family. Adam and Eve, centering on false love in the family, turned around 180 degrees and created hell. Today, there is no rebirth unless the Unification Church turns families around 180 degrees and they are reborn in the heavenly lineage as a new seed, engrafting into the purified lineage as children sown by parents and as new ancestors. Without that, there is no salvation at all. Is there salvation in Christianity? There is no salvation of real life, centering on eternal love. Therefore, Father established the way of the hometown providence and proclaimed that everyone should be tribal messiahs in their hometowns. When did I start teaching this?
To do that we have to make a home church which can get the Cain and Abel problem under control. When did I tell you about home church? It was seven years ago. Did you fulfill it or not? Didn’t I tell you that you have to do home church? Did you succeed in what you said you would do? Here I am, standing in front of you, having walked that path. I never tried to retreat from anything in the satanic world. God will take care of it. Follow me and see what happens. If you do not go on that path, God will block the way for your sons and daughters. Because I know that horrible era will come, I have kept on going this way. Even though I was staying in Korea, when there was news that I was being indicted, I immediately flew back to America. Those who leave the battlefield cannot be brave generals. If you do not become brave generals you cannot be victors, and if you do not become victors, you will not be welcomed by the nation. If you run around acting like hit and run liars, you cannot attain victory. When you accomplish, risking your life centering on a life and death situation, the nation will protect and welcome you and you will earn the right to live. Can you offer something to God — make a donation to God — and take it back? You cannot do that, even at the cost of your life. No matter how hard your life may be, you must live for the sake of others.
After the Center Is Fixed, There Is No Forgiveness
Today is the Declaration Day of God’s Eternal Blessing. What does that mean? The right wing and left wing came into being. This has been trouble for God. They must come together as one. We have to march forward as we bring right and left together as one. Until now people have been playing the right and the left. To get this split history under control, God has been receiving persecution here and getting hit there. Like a wife who lost her husband, like one who is chased by enemies, God could not go the right direction to the place where God wants to dwell, but He went here and there and left and right. Since you joined the church, how many times have you moved left and right? Until now you have said whatever you wanted to say and have done many wrong actions at the expense of True Father. Now Father is praying deeply about how to resolve the problems connected with this. God’s blessed families, whom True Parents desire, are not yet like True Parents. Blessed families have split into left and right. Have your mind and body split, too? God wants the family to unite centered on God. Historically, God has made so many sacrifices to bring the dead back to life. In the process of trying to guide history, God has suffered so much to get everything, left and right, under control. God has patiently waited, enduring a thousand years as if it were a day. Although True Parents have come to earth, people have treated them like dirt. All of you have wanted to take advantage of True Parents, and True Parents have been abused. Today, July the first, on this very hour you should really repent of all the things you have done wrong and you should make a fresh, brand new beginning. Through your own will you should lament and repent, feeling a guilty conscience and heart-broken embarrassment. You should know that you are in the position to mourn and repent. Father can make no retreat. Can parents retreat?
You should know that parents cannot retreat. Will all your sons and daughters inherit the position of parents, so that your blood lineage is carried on? Centering on these sons and daughters, nations and the world will be formed. This is a serious task. Can you trade your parents for money? Or for dignity? This Principle will not change even if the universe changes. Can you deny this Principle for money? Or for dignity? For power? It cannot be denied even at the cost of your life. Parents should die for the sake of the children and the children should die for the sake of the parents. Only in this way can we truly carry on the way of the universal Principle. Father has called you through the will of God, made you true sons and daughters, and assigned you the position of tribal messiah. What is the messiah? Jesus wanted to take the victorious position at the cost of his life, mobilize the enemies who were against his mother and father, and put his enemies in Adam’s position. This story [this hope and plan] is like a dream. Unless it is accomplished, however, the horizontal standard on which east, west, south and north can live together in the center cannot be set; the 360 degrees will not be drawn. That is why we have to bear the cross of love and forgive. The chance to do this does not happen all the time. When the messiah comes, settles, and becomes the center, this will not happen.
The messiah will judge. Once the center is set and determined, there is no forgiveness. If you have the law, you have to live by the law. However, before the center is set, forgiveness and “re-salvation” are possible. In this free world, the truth and the heavenly way must be centered on True Parents and the Unification family. Are your wife, husband and children living the principled life? When the day comes, those who did not work hard enough will face the outcome. You might think everything is going your way, but just wait and see. Gradually it all will get twisted. If a parent does not fulfill the responsibility, the child will not find the right way to go on with his life, and he or she will pay the indemnity. The child will end up suffering. If the child suffers, so does the parent. That’s the way it is. A parent who cannot take care of the child properly cannot be here. It was the same in the Old Testament Age and the New Testament Age. During the Completed Testament Age, True Parents come down to t he earth in order to comfort the suffering God. The Completed Testament Age is the era for true love to eliminate the miserable domain of rejection. The standard of false parenthood established by Adam and Eve, who were not united with true love, should be corrected based on love for the way of the child, the way of all things, and the way of God. This is an unavoidable conclusion in our Principle view. There is no possible objection to this view. Those who bowed down first [in the July 1 Main Ceremony] were the representative of the free world and the representative of the communist world. Right now is the turning point when left becomes right and everything reverses. Because of rejection by the realm of Christianity, the realm of communism is progressing. Now we are stepping onto that new level. If the realm of communism does not take the path centered on Reverend Moon, it will fall off the track by which the world will progress. It is the same for America. However, Americans now are realizing that I possess a tremendous influence for good.
Now the Right and Left Have Become One
Now the time has come when both America and Russia need Reverend Moon to provide the providential direction. Recently, 200 Russian military generals and members of the Parliament received Principle education in America. They are taking this up with the belief and knowledge that they will be victors by realizing the ideal world through Father’s Godism and Headwing Ideology. They know that Father’s thought will overcome their former materialistic idealism and will create the ideal world. Looking ideologically at Communism, it is one sided, but because it contains facts which cannot be denied by history, the communists were able to influence and manipulate elite groups. But now I have taken care of the conflict of left and right. On this foundation, Reverend Moon can go back and forth from America to the communist world, going straight where he wishes to go. Until now, we have always moved straight forward through our opposition. Although it has been this way since the beginning, absolutely the time in which it was even possible to wander without direction has passed. Now we have entered a time in which we can march straight towards our destination with the force of a hurricane and accuracy of a bullet.
You Must Fulfill Your Responsibility After the Blessing
You must all prepare. There is only one parent. You must go through the right process. In order to do this, a father and mother cannot go together at the same time. The father’s heart and mother’s heart, and the father’s body and mother’s body, must be in one line. And then, the son’s heart and the daughter’s heart, the son’s body and the daughter’s body, must be in one line. Two people cannot enter and exit side by side. You must overcome. You two are just one person when you overcome division. There is no room for Satan to come into an opening made by a second person. The father’s heart and mother’s heart, father’s body and mother’s body : parents are one in heart and body. In one body, the son’s and daughter’s hearts and bodies must be one and stand on a straight line. Only when these four come together as one can they extend horizontally. Once you set up vertically, then you can set up horizontally. If you do not, you can never come here, eternally. You will be disqualified even if you have been blessed 1,000 years. Didn’t Adam and Eve originally receive the blessing of God? God willed them to be blessed, saying “be fruitful, multiply”, but they did not realize the blessing. Whose responsibility was it? It was not God’s responsibility; it was their own. It is the parents’ responsibility to bless their children, but to realize the blessing is the children’s task. True Parents have gone through this path. You should understand this point clearly. How can you love your children if you as parents are not united? It won’t happen; it is against heavenly law. Your children must be able to say, “My mother is heavenly mother, and my father is heavenly father.” When they look at you, completely united as husband and wife, they have to see you as a physical substantiation of God. You must be the parents who can be glorified, whom your children will not trade for anything. But if you do all kinds of bad things, cheating on others, it is absurd to think that your children and your family will prosper. The path we have to walk is a one-way street, but people are walking in four different directions. This undermines the heavenly standard. Husband and wife bow together during pledge, right? That is horizontal unity.
But Reverend Moon is vertical. There are millions of branches, but there is only one vertical axis. I do not carry on the providence haphazardly. I do it to reveal heavenly law. Is it acceptable as a blessed Unification Church member not to do pledge as a family? The time will come when God’s will is done by a child condemning his father, saying, “Having received the blessing, why am I, your child, like this?” There will come a time when such children would even strike their father harshly. Because I know these things, I lead on the front line with unblinking eyes. Since I know what to do, I must tell you before I go. We call this the era of the second generation. Therefore, you second generation must do better than your mother and father. The second generation must correct the mistakes of their mothers and fathers, and be prepared to straighten out the crooked branch and fulfill their responsibility. In order to restore the nation, I have had to walk the path of indemnity alone, yet joyfully, in order to indemnify the failure to offer the nation to God. You must fulfill your portion of responsibility. I labored and was a beggar for God’s providence. If you think and work only for your own success and that of your family, you cannot stand before True Parents as children. I will make the True Family, the 36 Couples, 72 Couples, 120 Couples, 430 Couples, extending to the nth blessing group, stand correctly. But the blessed families who fail will become nourishment for worms. I’m a person who even disregarded his own parents. Not only did I leave my brothers and sisters, I even left my own tribe. I left everything for God. Does God have a nation? Does God have parents? I attended only God, on behalf of the nation, parents, and elder and younger brothers and sisters. Despite many complications, I didn’t get caught up with distractions. I walked my way imposingly. To straighten the way, I overcame the environment. Even today, no matter what others say, I pioneer my way and walk the path.
I overcame everything, so I make this proclamation today. Is the representation of the democratic world, communist world, and religious world a problem? Making the democratic world and communist world into one is a problem. They came this far with their minds and bodies separated, and because of this separation there has been a lot of bloodshed. Religion and government have stood face to face until now. The people in government have been beating the people of religion. The body always strikes the mind, right? They are each other’s enemy. Religion has sacrificed a lot and shed much blood. No one knows where and when the blood you shed will bear fruit equal to its value. This is the meaning of being a true parent: because of True Parents, the religious realm and the governmental realm, as well as the democratic world and the communist world, can be united. Why? Since all conflict began with the separation of false parents, it must be brought into oneness by True Parents. This is logical. These are not just words made up for appearance’s sake. Because this is reality, we are proceeding according to the truth. This is the basis for what we are preparing in August. We will found the Federation for World Peace and the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace. I’m trying to finish everything in August. That is why we are promoting this.
If we promote it, then Heaven will organize it. The foundation to resolve everything over which the communist world and the democratic world have been fighting is mobilized in the spirit world. Religious leaders and politicians have been enemies until now. How much did political figures persecute and even kill religious men? They all are enemies, aren’t they? But when you look at it more deeply, they are brothers, and they want and need to be forgiven by love. There will be forgiveness, and in that realm there will unfold a movement for alliance in the open and free areas of the spirit world. Thus we are restoring elder sonship. Territories in the spirit world are separated because the realm of religion and the realm of secularism were fighting over elder sonship. By restoring elder sonship, change can take place in the spirit world and on earth. By restoring elder sonship, which was stolen by the archangel centered on Adam, we can enter the original world, in which the world of angels can nurture Adam to maturity. That means the spirit world will not be able to use the human world. Up until now, how much did it use and take advantage? Devils have been using many good men. Satan is the one who played the trick on Adam and Eve which led to the fall. Even the Buddhists have played this kind of game, and other religious leaders as well. Therefore, I want to unite the brothers to create elder sonship. This causes the followers of Satan to lose their power, putting them on a horizontal level. The authority of True Parents and Heaven are the only things that can rise to a higher level. Therefore, the strength people have used to exceed their rightful authority will disappear. No matter how much they try, it will fall. This can occur in Korea, both North and South. No single leader in North and South Korea can accomplish everything which needs to be done. That is why this proclamation must take place. The task must be taken care of centering on Father. Until now, false parents have been taking care of it, but True Parents put it together and proclaim this. Today is the day to proclaim this.
Making a Breakthrough in the Neighborhood and Settling the Family Is the Most Significant Struggle
Elder sonship, as I told you, is not yet concluded. Now it is parentship. You have to understand the significance of your request to become tribal messiahs [the application for Tribal Messiahship submitted worldwide on July 1, 1991]. Because this is that day, you have to fulfill it now. Even if you are the elder in your clan, or if you have been in the church for a long time, if you don’t request to become a tribal messiah, you’ll be left out. Then, for example, if you are Kim, you can’t establish Kim’s tribe. Whatever your position might have been, it will be meaningless. Even if you are the chairman of the Federation or a Regional Director, if you don’t make this request to register as a Tribal Messiah, you are disqualified. If you act according to your own consensus, you’ll be greatly ashamed for the rest of your life. Where did the loss of elder sonship, loss of parentship, and loss of kingship take place? It was not out in the world. So, where can we find these? At home. At home, we lost everything. What we have to do now is settle as families by breaking through the rigid social structure. That is the core of my direction. It is a battle for life, a fight which determines everything. I did not plan to come to Korea at this time. And I did not plan to declare the Day of God’s Eternal Blessing. But we cannot do without this ceremony. Through the declaration, we will see who is determined to fight with their life, and who is a fake. In a serious time such as this, can one just be a bystander? Can one worry about finding a job? Did you come to the Unification Church in order to get a job? Did you get blessed so you could get a job? If your wife and children block your path in doing the will, you should be ready to leave them. I did not bless you to be people who would do otherwise. You should go back to your hometowns to establish family foundations and , centering on your parents, build the foundation for restoration. Aren’t your children born within the family?
Do you not make love in your home? Where do husband and wife stand in unity based on love? It is in the tribal hall of assembly. This is the time that has come after unimaginable difficulties. I spent 40 years, 70 years in reality, to come to this moment. Given the fact that we are in a time when all can go back to their families to build foundations to restore elder sonship, the realm of parents, and the realm of kingship, anyone who denies this reality and acts on their disbelief will be punished. We have to cut it off from our line of people. I will look closely at those who try to protect their blessed families. Should I forgive them just because they are blessed families? There may come a time when I personally will cut away those blessed families who do not follow the will. In the future, a wrongdoer in the tribe is to be judged, and the offender will be cast out by the head of his or her tribe, and children will be sent to take his or her place. Such a time will come. No third parties will be able to meddle in the affairs of the tribe on behalf of the wrongdoer. After having passed through that gate, the devil with his false words will run away. Next is the restoration of original nature. You have to represent that original nature. You should proclaim, “I am now absolute in representing God. I have the heart to relate to the object of love, centered on love, and I want to make that person even better than myself prior to establishing this heartistic relationship. Thus, I am without doubt a representative of God.” Restoration of heart is next. As a representative centered on love, you should be the owner of love. If you can be the owner through that love, eternal life will be perpetuated. Without the owner of love, this world cannot beget the owner of life. Love comes first. If you want to be the owner of life, you have to be the owner of love.
Fulfill the Kingdom of Heaven of the Family Centered on Love
Through the True Parents, God has become the owner of love, and He wants to be the owner of life. Satan has to be eliminated in order for that to happen. We even want to liberate Satan. The archangel was in a position to take his place behind mankind. He was to wait for mankind to be liberated from the pit of hell, and to fulfill his original mission by guiding the children of Adam and Eve to Heaven. Following the original principle of protecting Adam and Eve from falling at any cost, he even was to seek after the people in hell. That’s how it is. Finding this path is the course of restoration. Today, I proclaimed the victory that liberates the realm of Cain from Satan’s dominion. So there is nothing for which Satan can accuse True Parents. This does not just happen through a wily scheme: it has to follow the law of Principle. Because that was done, the world revolves around the fortunes of your family. It is not a company. It is not a nation. The nation of Korea does not shape the heavenly fortune. If this does not start from your family, the race and the nation will disappear and will have no relationship with Heaven. After I gather all for whom I have fought on the worldwide level and bestow blessing upon them, you will go back. You must land at the original base and secure the supreme power of the family level victory, coming to represent the birthright of Heaven. Then you will represent the parents’ right and the king’s right, and when you accomplish that you do not need to be under the control of anyone. You will know how to live, right? If there are things of which you are not sure, you can read my collected sermons. My sermons reveal how I have lived my life. You are a royal family of heaven in your home. With the messiah, with the Lord of Second Advent who is coming, each of you will play the role of a king. What is your outlook on the world to be? There is no gap between siblings. Your grandfathers represent everything of the past
. . . and the contents that represent the spirit world and ancestors will become the ideology. Your parents represent all humanity of the [present] world. Men and women, and parents, all have to become masters at least. A master represents a family.
The representative of the family is the parent. Sons and daughters are descendants. They are the microcosm of the past, the present and the future, and the visual representation that illustrates the ideal of love on the kingship level. Therefore, if a son or a daughter-in-law maintain, centering on love, all of what he or she advocates, then, needless to say grandfather, grandmother and grandson all will follow them. That family welcomes assertions which are centered on love. What kind of love? The re-creational love of God, altruistic love, the love that is forgotten after being given and invested. Even if a grandson makes these assertions centered on love, his grandfather and grandmother will bow their heads in acceptance of it being right. After establishing this moral foundation in a tribe, a nation and the world, then this family must keep the master’s love of the family heaven in its center, and stand in the master’s seat centering on love. Then that family gains the qualification to be a master of life and to start putting forth buds. Life starts from love. The lineage begins from the place where life and love are united. Upon receiving God’s blessing, if you govern a long life receiving Heaven’s blessing, prosperity will result. The descendant who can expand horizontally will be born. Unless you become a master of love and true life, the investment cannot be made. It will gradually become reduced. You will see how that mother and father will move on and what will happen to the son and daughter. You wait and see whether what I say is right. If a son and daughter come to understand, and can say, “Ah, Heaven cannot but love our mother and father. They never stray from the path of being patriotic day and night. The will o f Heaven in all senses will be able to protect them,” then that family will prosper. It is the same with my family. When I said to myself, “Ah, the son or daughter this time will be born this way,” they were born like that. Therefore, I cannot complain.
Standing in the Line of Tribal Restoration, March Forward with Vigor
Where are the three generations going? Is the mainstream going zigzag or straight? This is a very serious problem. After having put this vast and confused world in order, I have made a ladder which mankind can climb. If you are to go up, you can climb even hundreds of stairs. No matter how seriously you search for one, there is no other way to go. I drastically cut off the ladder of temptation. You cannot find a way up by any other means. Since I proclaimed the Unification Ceremony with that in mind, I wish you would go forward with that knowledge and with confidence. From now on, people who oppose the Unification Church will suffer. I do not expect to be opposed, and I should not be opposed. I want you to be active in the name of the Unification Church as much as possible. Jesus could not have a “Messiah Proclamation Ceremony.” Centering on Judaism and Israel, he could not do it. What does the “Messiah Proclamation” require? He had to do it with the people of the nation, after having stepped forward with one tribe centering on his own family. He needed the people to make the proclamation. He needed the tribe to make the proclamation. But did he even have a family? Reverend Moon has traversed this entire path. In a free and democratic world in which you can proclaim the True Parents, no matter what anyone says, Reverend Moon is a world figure. When I look at the letters that come from people of all social standings throughout the world, I come across many who testify to that. You should be able to glorify such a tradition, even to your family. When the branch and bud of the teacher emerge and come to look beautiful, you take that branch bud and plant it instead of your own vertical column bud. Then it will become your new vertical column. You know that I have to bless you with the True Family and weave you all together.
Today is the first of July. You must understand how important this ceremony is. This Proclamation Ceremony is an event for which the True Parents have wished, for which God has desired, and for which all religions and nations have hoped. The problem will be settled from now on, based on this standard. This moment is the same as the time when Adam had the authority to name all things. Now, in accord with the way which I have proclaimed, standing united with the will of God, and standing in a realm that is free from opposition, things will come about as I say. That is the special right of the True Parents. If you utter a word of curse out of anger with this faith, it will be realized as a real curse. The punishment will be immediate. Therefore, the result of the dispensation will appear to be increasingly fearful. It will affect your families in ways that are revealed externally. Once God takes His place on the seat of judgment, He will not be forgiving. There is no forgiveness. It is a shame that there appeared offspring who obstruct the heavenly way. There is no way they can be redeemed. Can the parents beg for the redemption of the offspring? Although the offspring can beg for their ancestors’ redemption, the parents cannot beg for the offspring’s redemption. That is how I understand it. So, the second generation must go the righteous way. I desire that you do not go in a way which will make your descendants ashamed of you. This problem will get increasingly serious. I am presently praying for three important things, but I cannot disclose them yet. Once I start laying my hands on this, the judgment that can bring about worldwide devastation will take place. Who will take responsibility for what results? No one can take the responsibility. In the fallen world, there is no one who can bear the responsibility.
Who is going to be responsible after the complete destruction of the nation? I know that the True Parents cannot bear the responsibility. For that reason, as a sacrifice which can take responsibility in place of that someone in the end, one must bring one’s own children and set them up. This is very serious. Until we had crossed over, all of this was possible. The question is whether this still will take place, now that we have completely crossed over. Knowing that the time of seriousness is coming, starting from tomorrow, I wish that you not turn back from the direction, perspective and intuition you have on the path in which you are going. Up to now, there has been persecution. However, now, there is no persecution. When you cross the road at the utmost top in fine array, Satan will be cut off, tried and finished. If you destroy Asherah completely, you have to give all your valuables away and go forward seeking with bare hands. Weren’t the people cast out with bare hands? You have to cry loudly over the wickedness of the offspring who committed the grave sin, shedding tears with shimjung. We do not know when and where that one day will come. Now, even if the parents die, it will not be a failure. Since we have finished the Proclamation Ceremony, I ask you to stride with more strength on the advancing line, with that knowledge, handling things upon such a standard, and having faith in that standard.