International Leaders’ Conference (Different Version)
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 2, 1992
Grand Ball Room, World Mission Center, New York, NY USA
Translator–Dr. Bo Hi Pak
This text is an edited version of an extemporaneous interpretation of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s speech. It is the result of transcription of the translator’s words, taken from an audio tape. This translation has not been checked against Reverend Moon’s original Korean. Therefore this text can in no way serve as an exact or completely reliable representation of Reverend Moon’s message. The editors have attempted to convey Reverend Moon’s basic spirit and content but for legal or publicity-related usage the original Korean must be consulted.
Could you move back about ten more feet? Father wants to sit in front of you so he can see your faces very clearly. How many countries are represented here? Ninety six nations.
Not all of you were able to participate in the special pledge service today for the Day of Victory of Love. Father gave a very profound message about the meaning of this day. It is being transcribed immediately so the missionaries will have copies to disseminate among their members. Father has instructed that the recorded tapes should be transcribed today so that will be done.
What would you like to hear from Father today? You already heard Father’s great morning message. What else would you like to hear?
Regardless of race, color, age or sex, the most important questions people ask are: Who am I? What am I doing? and What is important to me? Those questions are important to everyone. My self is very important. We have a built-in desire to become the center of attention and a central figure. We also have a built-in nature to make our family a central family. We want our tribe, clan and nation to become the center of the entire world. There is no one who doesn’t think like that. We all have these concerns.
But even though everyone thinks in that fashion, has anyone fulfilled that desire? No one has. Has even a head of state, President Bush for example, fulfilled that totally central position in terms of the world, nation, society and family? Not quite. Human desire is based on an eternal timetable. The U.S. presidency lasts eight years at the most.
We must recognize the core reason for this innate desire of men and women. History did not start from you, so the origin did not come from you. There was a beginning a long time ago. This desire exists not only within yourself, but it will exist in the millions and millions of people who will come after you. It is an historical desire which also extends eternally into the future. This desire goes all the way back to the Creator. It originated in the Creator who started with that particular ambition and desire. It originated right at the top. Therefore every one of us must realize we are not just simply one individual. We are a representative of an incredible number of people who have lived throughout history. We represent our entire ancestral tree and the future generations as well. One man represents all men and one woman represents a multitude of women.
As a representative you must feel you represent God as well. People do not know that. You know you are a representative, however you are not just representing the United States of America. You are representing heaven and earth. You are representing all of humanity.
When you act truly as a representative of the entire world and heaven and earth and humanity, people in the world will look up to you and pay respect to you. A couple, husband and wife, are not just a simple horizontal husband and wife. A couple is like a pinnacle on the tree of families that came before you. That husband and wife center upon their clan and the clan represents the nation. That’s how the different races, skin colors and creeds have prospered and engendered themselves.
It is like a big tree. A tree always has a central stem or trunk. At the same time there is a multitude of branches both big and small. There is a central love, central root, central trunk and a central bud. You need the bud. Everyone wants to be connected to the central line. Even if you are a branch, you want to be connected to that central trunk line. By doing so you are connecting to the source of life. When you are in the central line you are standing on a vertical line, but if you are a branch you have to make a horizontal move to reach the central point. In other words, you are in a horizontal position. That is the only difference. However where you are doesn’t make a difference. Every branch, the leaves and buds are all connected to the central trunk line where they receive life.
Each particular branch is connected to the central trunk line. Without it, the branch will die. The only difference is that the trunk has a strict vertical line. The central bud attached to the trunk disappeared so someone has to replace it. There is no longer a vertical bud, but the nearest branch would play the role of the central trunk line.
Wherever you are placed, let’s say you place yourself in the South Pole, it doesn’t make a difference. You are still connected to the central trunk line, therefore the central trunk line is “me”. The central bud, all the surrounding branches and the central trunk line are all connected to me, therefore they are me. Nothing is foreign in this respect. Nothing is alienated, isolated or disconnected. The tree is engaged in one life. Everything on that tree shares the source of that one life.
If one branch is broken off, the entire tree feels pain. When Father pulls this brother’s hair, where does he feel pain? Does only the hair say ouch? Your hair is pulled, but your mouth says ouch. Isn’t that funny? It means there is some relation between your hair and your mouth. You share one life.
Where does life come from? It comes from love. Love is the source of life. You are the fruit of the love of your parents. Everything comes from love. When you go way down to the base of the root, you will find that love is the source of everything. All things germinate from love and are permeated by love. Here at the center, the center nerve is love. Everything else, such as your body and your life, surrounds that. Therefore you are also love because your axis penetrates down to the very bottom which is love.
Do you have life also? Life has circulating blood. There are three basic elements. First is life. When you say life, there is love on the right and blood on the left. When you say blood, love is on the right hand side and life is on the left. When you are centered upon love, on the right hand side there is life and the other side is blood. This is how those three come together.
When you are in love with someone, your blood heats up. That love stirs you to action centered on love. Man and woman come together in a head-on collision, but it isn’t destructive. These three elements do not move separately, but harmoniously together. When the blood heats up, life is exciting and love is germinated.
How can life multiply and be extended? Your life has been handed down generation after generation, through what? By blood. You never say life lineage, you say blood lineage. Blood heating up, blood in action and blood handed down from generation to generation. New life comes from your blood. When parents are in love, the mother’s blood, which is connected to her life, and the father’s blood, which is connected to his life, come together to create new life. Do you think this man just came down from heaven? Where did he come from? The blood of his mother and the blood of his father. Life has been injected through the love of his parents. My self, my own being, could not have existed with my parents removed. If your parents are removed, you wouldn’t be here. Your parents are the past and you are the present. Without that past there would be no future. The children are the future. Those three are one category. They cannot be separated.
You receive the source of life, love and lineage from your mother and father and you will hand it down to your children. But again, you cannot do it alone. You need your wife to do it. When yourself, your parents and your children are united, you are actually whole. Your body is completed. You are in the center of the past and the future. You are the representative of heaven and earth. You are the center of the universe as well. Not only are you the center between your parents and children, but you are the center of the universe.
What is the power to do this? It is the power of love, life and blood. Where does it come from? Originally, it comes from God. You can boldly say, “In my body, I have God’s love. In my body, I have God’s life. In my body, I have God’s blood. Therefore I am a total representative of God.” That is the true way of human rights. That is where true human value and dignity come from.
Our life comes from love and our life is handed down through the blood. The blood is separate in woman and man, but after that they come together, a connection leads to the expansion of humanity. You are the representative of the historical blood lineage of God. “I represent historical life. I am representing historical love. I represent God Almighty, the Creator. I am His child, His being and His representative. This is my pride and value and right. God is the center of love, life and blood and I have inherited those three things. Therefore I am representing God in this world and in eternity as well.”
Even the smallest cells multiply. They are productive all the time. By the same token our life should be that way. Each cell has the elements of the entire tree; the root, trunk, branches and buds. Everything exists within each individual cell. My pride comes from the fact that my blood is the same as God’s blood. My life comes from God and my love comes from God. They are the same; I am not foreign to God. If I pull a hair from this lovely brown head, who is that hair? It is me. It represents me. In this respect the universe is a place of equality because every one of us has inherited from God the same qualities of love, life and blood lineage.
When God hears us saying, “I am a representative of God and representative of the universe and world and nation”, He would not say, “What a blasphemer! That guy is talking too big!” God won’t say that. He will call you His son or daughter.
One’s life will multiply. Because of time and other factors involved, there will be some variation in how far it will go and how wide an area an individuals life will cover. However, in terms of value, all men and women will be absolutely equal. Your life pattern is one of two possibilities: you are either giving energy to the tree or taking energy away from the tree. When a person becomes sick, he becomes a burden to the neighbors and family. What kind of person would you like to become? Would you like to be a burden or a contributor to the family, neighbors and world?
Productive societies are made up of individuals who feel “I need to contribute to society. I don’t want to become a burden to the tree. As much as God invested every ounce of energy for creation, I want to give to others.” We are not going to be pushed down. In other words, this world of ours is not going to see us struggling with each other. We are going to receive universal blessing all together like sunshine coming upon every man. In the same way, the life of God, the love of God and the blood lineage of God will come down upon every man.
When you become a true representative of the universe and God, where will you go? Do you pluck the apple and eat it? That would be like committing a crime. If you represent the Creator, you are a co-creator, so everything in the creation belongs to you. It is your prerogative and right to enjoy the creation. The universe would not push down that kind of man. The universe will protect and admire that kind of person just as the universe has lifted up God. It is the same thing. You are a walking God.
Reverend Moon came to America, not with the ambition to take over the United States. On the contrary, when he came to America, he wanted to multiply true life, true value and true lineage among Americans and lift them up so that they could become co-creators. The saintly life is to commit yourself like God. God’s life has been one of commitment. God is committing His love, life and lineage to the creation. By the same token, your life has been designed in such a way that every day you are committing your love, life and lineage to humanity. You can indeed become a true image of God. You shall be a representative no matter what, because the universe operates under that principle. God operates under that principle too, so you are a co-worker of God.
Father visited North Korea and Kim Il Sung. Do you think Father went there to take something away from him? Or, was Father pulling energy from the precious lives of the young American members of the Unification Church; their life, love and energy to give to Kim Il Sung and the twenty million poor people in North Korea for their survival, re-creation and prosperity? Is Father’s way of thinking a crime? What are the communists? They are like a chunk of dirt. There is no soul, no love, no blood lineage in communism. In order to re-create them you have to give a lot of love, a lot of blood and lots of life. Where will Father get that? From you! Father is even thinking that for that purpose he would be willing to divert great resources from expenditure in America. How about that? That money can be invested in North Korea for the sake of life, love and blood lineage. The whole universe would welcome Reverend Moon, bow down and be thankful forever.
What a glory for the American members, to give life, the source of energy, love and blood as investment for the people of North Korea. Those twenty million people could spring out into new life and new prosperity and a new well being. It would be a new nation. What a great fulfillment that would be for our projects in America! You couldn’t hope to do anything better than that in the United States. Kim Il Sung has an original mind and will see that Reverend Moon did not come to take anything away from him or exploit him. Instead Reverend Moon came to give him the source of life, love and blood. What will Kim Il Sung do? He will just go down and down and down and bow down.
Reverend Moon is always in debt for the sake of doing God’s work. He is probably the most indebted person under the sun. This is Reverend Moon’s spirit, to even mortgage himself and get as much money as possible to do the work of God for the sake of humanity. Those on the receiving end are trying to get one more penny, a higher salary and more benefit from their organization. That is a crime. Those who follow Reverend Moon’s principle shall remain, survive and prosper, but all those who go against it shall be demolished.
During my entire life, nobody gave me one month’s salary. In seventy years I didn’t receive even one month’s salary. What about Robert Grant, Ronald Godwin and Donald Sills? Without receiving a salary would you stay here fighting or would you run away? This is serious talk. I’m looking for that kind of champion, the type of men and women who would be absolutely dedicated, giving every ounce of their energy for the re-creation of man and the world. Do you think Father is telling you some daydreamer’s scheme or is he expounding a principle which not only he is living, but the entire world can live?
God is the Creator. Reverend Moon is the re-creator. The same principle applies. The creation principle applies to the re-creation. For that reason the purpose is so much the same that the Almighty God is ultimately responsible. If Reverend Moon runs out of money or energy, God is the one who will supply it. That is Father’s conviction. Father always goes one step short of the edge of the cliff. With another step he would go over the edge. However he goes that far with the absolute faith and belief that God is coming and that if he runs out of energy, God will supply it. From now on, the more people understand Reverend Moon’s goal in life, more people will come to aid and support Father, financially and spiritually, politically and academically.
Your blood came from your parents and ancestors, so you can say that through their blood flowing in you, your parent’s life and your ancestor’s lives are alive within you. Within your blood, right now, God’s life, love and blood is living. God is asking and waiting for this particular individual body, which is the true image of God, to blossom and explode and multiply so that God’s creation goal can come through you. Men and women are the image of God separated into male and female. By bringing them together they have the power of multiplication. They will multiply another image of God, which is children. What route will we take up to that level? How can we get there? The basic core energy is love, because out of love everything was created. Love is the origin and motivation of all creation. What kind of love? True Love.
What is True Love? True Love means to invest your life, then forget it. Even if you lay down your life, you forget it. God wants you to multiply love. Do you think that love is smaller or bigger than God? Do you think God wants that love to be even bigger than Himself? [Yes!] How do you know? By looking at yourself you can see it is true. You always want a love bigger than yourself. Does anybody want their love object or partner to be smaller than themselves? How much bigger do you want them to be? So big that you cannot even handle them. You will be completely crushed by them. You would like to see south and north, east and west completely filled with that kind of love.
Does any parent want their children to be inferior to themselves? You want your children to be even bigger than God. That is love’s true nature; to have a bigger partner and bigger object. That is exactly the way God feels. When God created His partner of love, did He want to make someone inferior to Himself or bigger than Himself? When you invest 100% of your energy you can only expect a 100% return and that’s all. How can you make something bigger than 100%? You do that by investing 100%, and then forgetting, and then giving more and forgetting again. Keep giving 100% but forget your investment every time. That is how you will get a bigger partner and love object. Do you understand? True Love started out beyond the level of life; beyond life is where True Love begins.
How much do those distinguished gentlemen [referring to Dr. Grant, Dr. Godwin and Dr. Sills] practice True Love? How much do they really give 100% and more for the sake of their object, partner and children? When Father entered North Korea do you think he went with the feeling of going on a picnic? Or was he serious to the point of thinking that even if something happened to his life, he would have no regret but would still go there to fulfill his responsibility? If they wanted to, the North Koreans could have done anything to Father. Father was not only in the lion’s den, but inside the lion’s mouth. For example, they provided a very good motorcade.
The driver was North Korean and there was an aide-de-camp always sitting in front of Father who was also North Korean. They could have plotted anything. They could have stopped all of a sudden and called an ambulance saying, “Reverend Moon has had a heart attack!” What would Mother be able to do? Two or three big men could have come and pulled Father out of the car saying, “His heart has stopped, let’s take him to the ambulance.” Once in the ambulance, instead of injecting some good heart medicine, they could have injected some lethal drug. Who would deny Reverend Moon had a heart attack in North Korea? They could have done it. But even under those circumstances Father was not intimidated even one iota.
Father was proud, always commanding, yelling and criticizing. Father took God’s position. Father was the representative of God. God cannot be intimidated under any circumstances. The North Koreans were the ones who were intimidated, asking, “Reverend Moon, how can I serve you better?” 150 people were serving Father night and day during the seven days he was there. At a meeting in the gigantic congressional building, there was a conference room in which they planned to preach Juche , their “self reliance” ideology, to Reverend Moon. We called it a brainwashing session. They prepared a brainwashing session for Reverend Moon! They gave a very polite, but very strong, propagandistic, scientific message to Father. Father listened and smiled then he told me, “Bo Hi Pak, give them a shock.”
So I reported the things Father has done in the last twenty five years for the sake of America and the world, for peace and anti-communism. They thought, “Well, we can tolerate this much. That’s okay, that’s fine.” Then all of a sudden Reverend Moon stood up. They said, “Reverend Moon, why are you standing? Please sit down.” Father said, “No, I am going to stand. Please bring me my water.” He drank the water and then the Belvedere-style teaching began! Father spoke about True Love, Godism and the Headwing ideology. Father spoke with the same conviction he is speaking to you today. Finally Father began to criticize the Juche ideology, which is considered sacred in North Korea. Nobody can touch Juche.
By that point Dr. Pak was dying, thinking, “Oh no Father, we’re not going to survive here!” Father was pounding the table, saying “You have to follow Heavenly Godism! Otherwise there is no way for you.” Father’s conviction was “I must do my responsibility. I came here to tell the truth. My life is in the hands of God. Whether I die here or go back home depends on God’s decision. Let God make the decision but I will do my duty.” That was Father’s position.
Father was really giving with creative energy, like God at the time of creation. Father has been thinking of North Korea, that he would go to that country for the re-creation of that nation, society and the human beings who live there. God works in strange ways.
Father told them, “You are talking about the Juche ideology, the self reliant, central ideology. But who is central? God is central and I represent God. So I am the Juche ideology, not you. Yours is wrong, mine is correct.” That was a declaration! Father was not only pounding the table, but he had his finger pointed at the Chairman sitting in front of him. Father told him, “You are the first one who should obey this ideology.” He happened to be the chief of the entire propaganda organ of North Korea!
Father is not just preaching to you, he is living this Principle. He just practiced it in North Korea. It wasn’t a special time, though; Father’s life has always been like that. In North Korea he just lived his natural way. He represented God, His blood and life and love are within me and I represent Him. How could I be intimidated by these people? I pity them.
It is 180 degrees opposite there now. But forty five degrees turned around, then slowly but surely almost seventy five degrees were turned around. A crack was made in the dam so it can break open. What happened to Gorbachev after meeting Father? Only one and a half years later, Gorbachev and the Soviet Union are completely demolished. Within one year and six months something great will happen in North Korea. It will be a constructive, good thing for God and the sake of the world.
Your commitment for representation is necessary. “I am representing God, heaven and earth, humanity and the nation. Most important I am representing the Creator God, His love, His truth and His life and His blood.” Are you going to be that kind of representative? [Yes!] Those who say, “Yes, Father, I am going to be a representative of Heavenly Father and a representative of His creative energy, a representative of the great spirit of His love, life and blood” please raise your hands!
“I am a representative of this great United States of America. No matter how much it comes against me I will make take that attitude and action and push.” In the United States there was a confrontation: the United States of America versus Reverend Sun Myung Moon. That was actually what the trial was all about. Speaking spiritually and physically, who won? Did the USA win or did Reverend Moon? What about communism? One man, Father, versus the entire worldwide communism. Father did not come here to enjoy a glorious good life in the United States. Father didn’t come aiming for that. Father was aiming at prison. When he came to this country, he knew he would end up in prison, yet he knew it was the only way he could shake up and save this country. Father gave his life to this effort. It is only by the grace of God that Reverend Moon survived. When Father became an inmate in that wide open, jungle-like prison, anything could have happened. One person could have stabbed him, someone else could have ambushed him in an attack and killed him. All kinds of things can happen in prison. The United States Government pushed him into that situation for him to die. Without hesitation they could have washed their hands, saying, “We’re not responsible. We didn’t want him to die.”
As late as 1988, the KGB, together with Kim Il Sung, had a plot to kill Reverend Moon. Unfortunately the U.S. government collaborated with this master plan. Only by the grace of God could Father survive.
Then, in 1990, what happened? In April of 1990 Father was sitting in the Kremlin face to face with Gorbachev. Even at that time, Father made the most startling statement, saying the two pictures in Gorbachev’s office, one of Karl Marx and the other of Lenin, must come down. Father also made a special television interview with Novosti. At that time he emphatically stated that all of Lenin’s statues had to come down. Father also said Lenin’s body should be taken from the mausoleum and be buried. In one and half years all the things Father ordered have been fulfilled 100%. Lenin is going to have a decent burial. Lenin’s statues have all come down and Karl Marx came down. Not only that, but the USSR has been completely demolished. The USSR is like a phantom that disappeared from the face of the earth.
The small, minor government of South Korea thought Reverend Moon is taking too much power, he took over the government’s role, he should not sign a joint communiqué and so forth, but what happened? After Father left North Korea, there was a meeting between the Prime Ministers of both Koreas. For forty six years they have been fighting over only one thing in Panmunjom: that was the height of the flag pole. North Korea would put theirs a little higher and then South Korea would put theirs a little higher and this went back and forth. The only thing they ever accomplished was agreement about the height of the flag pole. One day after another was filled with confrontation. Then all of a sudden Reverend Moon came out of North Korea and the North Korean Prime Minister hurriedly went to Seoul and nervously said, “Let us agree on something. Let us make a joint statement and have a signature ceremony.” Father signed a joint communiqué in North Korea on December 5th. Eight days later, on December 13th, North and South Korea signed a joint agreement after forty six years of struggle. So, are you the baby of a tiger or of a cat? [Tiger cubs!] You look like kittens! [Tiger cubs!] No, no!
This year’s slogan is what? The Unification of the New Nation. Proclaim it standing confidently. That is your mission and responsibility, just like Father. Do you understand? A tiger roars and all over the mountain other animals want to escape. Like that you must make a powerful proclamation. Then the world will change. When your frame of mind changes, the world will change. It is up to you. Those who have absolute confidence, once again, raise your hands.
Think about it, one tiger named Reverend Moon shook the entire universe. There are 1000 tigers in this room, you can turn the world upside down ten times. If that does not happen it means you are still kittens. What would a tiger do? A tiger would eat up a kitten. Father wants to see tiger cubs. There is a second generation in the secular world out there. There are a lot of tigers in the second generation out there. All they need is channeling to the proper ideology. They need a proper education and they can all become tigers. If you are kittens they will come in and eat you up. Your position will be demolished and you will become nobody. Many of you are way behind the world’s standard. You are fearful and timid and act like old men and ladies. You have no power. Your eyes are like three day old fish eyes. It’s true. Who will be afraid of you?
You saw at yesterday’s entertainment program a video of the 20 and 21 year old Russian college students who are teaching the Divine Principle. Reverend Moon saw them as tiger cubs! Are you tiger cubs too? The first become the last and the last become the first. The Soviet Union started late but they might end up first. I see great signs of that. They will come up and quickly become tigers themselves. They will eat you up. Father does not see you as tiger cubs yet. Father said he does not even recognize you as kittens yet. I don’t see a tiger cub among you. So many times in the past you have said, “Yes Father, we will do it. Please trust us one more time”, but I don’t see any tiger’s action. I think I don’t even have to show up here anymore from now on. I may go to Latin America, Argentina for example. I will go work with one university and turn it upside down to make a Divine Principle University. It may be much more profitable. Do you think Reverend Moon’s teaching would be blown away? Could anyone say the Principle is ephemeral, a one-time fad? Do you think God will bring another new ideology with the next generation? [No!]
Father went to Korea and activated a generation change. The old leaders have completely moved out of the picture and have gone to the hometown providence. New church leaders, right out of college, have been assigned. Father is going back to Korea and he is going to lead those young people to become absolute tiger cubs then let them do their work. Father is saying there is not much left here in the United States. I have done my job here in the U.S. My mission here is fulfilled. What about the money we’re spending in the United States? What if, from now on, we spend it in North Korea? What do you think that would do? You are responsible for the U.S.A. But you say, “We don’t have any resources, we don’t have any means.” When Reverend Moon came to the United States in 1971, he had no resources. He didn’t bring any foundation here. All he had was his commitment, his brain, his shining eyes and two bare hands.
Which nation are we talking about when we talk about the new nation? We’re not just talking about Korea, we’re talking about the United States. The U.S. has to become a new nation. You are becoming the new national leaders. America must become a new nation. You should not plunder the work of God. You must become a contributor to the work of God. God has been working and working and accumulating energy and resources, material, spiritual energy and so forth for the sake of this one day. You must not become a plunderer of those things.
Let me ask this question as my conclusion. Have you ever really lived a remarkable God-like life? Think about yourself. Have you really lived risking your life, sticking your neck out? Did you ever live your life in that determined way? How many hours, how many days did you live like that? You know yourself very well.
Father began this ministry with his life on the chopping board. He has lived with his neck sticking out. When all of us are sticking our necks out, in the eyes of God, whose neck is precious? Whose neck will God want to save? Yours or Father’s? Definitely Father’s. Knowing God’s will, Father always stuck his neck out. He always risked his life, looking forward to prison because he was determined not to retreat. Did Father ever retreat? [No.]
The news of Father’s indictment reached him just as he arrived in Korea from Germany. Just as he arrived, he received a telephone call from America telling him, “Your indictment has been issued.” Reverend Moon was supposed to be in Korea for a prolonged period, but after hearing about that indictment and knowing the arraignment was coming up, Father said, “Let’s go.” Immediately, without even unpacking, he turned around and came back to the United States. There are many, many rich people who have tax evasion problems. They become tax dodgers and do whatever necessary to escape prosecution. They go away somewhere. But Reverend Moon’s case is opposite. American lawyers recommended that Father stay in Korea, explaining that since America had no extradition treaty with Korea, he had no obligation to return and face trial. They told him to stay in Korea and be comfortable. Father asked, “Is that so?” and said, “I am not abandoning my mission in the U.S.A. God asked me to go to the United States. No lawyer can give me contrary guidance.”
Father knew he was innocent, but Father also knew he was going to jail because of the media and public opinion. The American court today is almost like a kangaroo court. This is what the jury system is all about and Father knew he was going to jail. Knowing that, Father still came back to the United States.
Every day since Father came to the United States in 1971, Father has been in constant danger, with his life being threatened. He had to go beyond life, always sticking his neck out and risking his life. Furthermore, Father is not only risking his life, he is bringing his entire resources to the United States to do the mission. America is deeply indebted to Reverend Moon. How long will it take you to pay him back? Reverend Moon will not be here for a long period of time. Reverend Moon laid a foundation of tradition. The United States would not be faltering if it followed Reverend Moon’s Principle and tradition. America has hope. Do you know why? Because of you. If you become a tiger cub America has hope. You are the hope of America. Like a farmer, you have to turn the field completely upside down. You can plough the field of America and make it so new life can germinate upon this beautiful land.
Again, if you listen to Father’s message today and live up to it, America has hope. America will not decline. If you feel you are representing this great nation and its great heritage and especially if you represent the Creator God in America, America will not falter. This particular eye represents God’s eyes. Millions of billions of eyes have come down here on earth and made God disappear. They did not see the correct way. But this eye, your eye, must see the correct truth, unlike the millions and billions of eyes in the past. This particular ear, nose, mouth and body are the same. So many billions of bodies came on the earth, but they have not done the right job. “I am the God-approved central person. I am the center of the universe approved by God. Therefore what I see, God sees and what I hear, God hears. Where I am going, God is going.” That should be your thinking. Then you will become the center of this nation, the center of society, the center of the gathering, no question about it. Have you been living like that?
Today you have heard a very important message. It is the second message today. This morning you heard one and this second one is equally important. Father sees that this new year of 1992 is going to be the most important, crucial new year. Your new year’s resolution is so important, so Father is giving the most incredibly crucial message to you. Father is urging you to commit yourself with an absolute iron will.
When America was liberal, Father helped Ronald Reagan to bring the national tradition in the right direction. By the same token, to the liberal world, you will become a conservative. In a way, the liberal world represents satanic tradition. You represent God’s tradition so you will be known as God’s conservative forces. You shall be the hope of America and the hope of the world. You will have a central role in this country.
The missionaries represent their own mission countries. Therefore we are not only talking about the U.S.A. You are gathered here from ninety six countries around the world. “I am going to represent God and True Parents in my country. I am going to make the difference in my country. I am the central figure in my country, not the President, but me.”
All the missionaries must realize that though your situation may be lonely and difficult, compared to Father’s situation in 1971 . . . Father came as a missionary to this country in 1971. The turmoil, confusion and difficulty that Father faced at that time makes your problems look like peanuts. It’s almost like a county-level problem of the United States, much smaller than even a county problem. All you missionaries, did you hear Father? [Yes.] Please raise your hands and show Father. These are the missionaries. In 1975 and 1974 I sent out missionaries all over the world. I have not written you one letter yet. Why? Because spiritually I am looking at you all the time. No one really deserves my letter. I want you to be top of the national leadership, dealing with your President and Speaker of the House, Ambassadors, Embassies and so forth. But I see you are not even climbing above ankle level, the first level. When Father came to this country as a missionary in 1971, the first thing he did was knock on the door of all the big people; the senators, congressmen and secretaries, even the President himself in the Oval Office. At that time I was looked at very scornfully and some senators said, “This Korean man is coming here trying to change the way of life of American people. He is trying to alter our habits and influence us. There is no way this Korean man can do that.” They virtually, spiritually spit at Father. I was very calm and comfortable with them. They were thinking, “We have been Senators and Congressmen for ten or twenty years. We are in good shape, we are doing alright. I know this country, I know America, but you are a newcomer and a foreigner and you do not even speak our language well. You come here trying to save America and help America? You are going to save me?” I do not forget that particular treatment they gave me. I said to myself, “You just wait ten or twenty years.”
When Father was mistreated by the United States, he did not think of himself. He thought of God and how much God has been mistreated by ignorant human beings. He has been mistreated ten times, a thousand times, a million times more than me by the United States. That is the way Father felt. There was a time the United States was like an unsinkable aircraft carrier. It is not so anymore. The Roman Empire fell and all the great empires, one by one faltered. The United States is no exception. Unless this nation wakes up in time it will falter too. American people are complacent. They have been satisfied with their lives while Father was fasting and going without sleep and working double and triple time.
America really did harsh, painful things to Father. Your own parents gave me much harsh treatment, but actually your parents must be grateful to me. What Reverend Moon has been trying to do is make their children, which is you, into better sons and daughters and better and more decent than any other Americans ever. Father wants to create a God fearing America, a moral America and dedicated America. Father is sure of one thing, I am giving you an education that Harvard University cannot give. No university or great professor could lecture on this subject. I am giving you that education, a real spiritual education of heart and soul. Man is remade and re-created. All I’m telling America is to wake up before it is too late.
In 1971 America looked good, but today, in 1992, America looks very bad. You know that. The American family must wake up. Those Senators were so snobbish and arrogant, as well as all the big shots in this country–the leaders of the economy and religion. Unificationists look like nobody, but they are really the soul of America. You represent the soul of America because I put the soul into you. Any political or community leaders you are assisting have a very special privilege. You are not cheap. Unlike those famous people, Unificationists listen to Father. Let’s say you are Secretary of State, it still doesn’t matter. If Father tells you to pack it up and go to Zaire as a missionary, you would take off.
That is the kind of people I created. In that respect, it is not easy, because you are not zombies. Those who have that commitment and devotion to Father, those who are absolutely confident they could do that, raise your hands please and show Father. I don’t believe that. Only those who can risk their life 100%, saying that even though that may be the cost, I would undertake that mission, tackle it and become successful, those who have that determination, please raise your hands once again. Say, “Yes, Father.” [Yes Father!] Now you have raised your hands and answered clearly. The walls have heard your statement, the whole building, all the New Yorker, even the entire universe is looking at you. Don’t forget this commitment. Do you understand? [Yes!] Thank you.
That is the end of Act I. You want to have more? [Asking Dr. Sills, Dr. Grant and Dr. Godwin.] They seem to be enjoying it. I wonder how much they have become Unificationists, but Father says they seem to be enjoying it. The important thing is they can’t just be bystanders. Do you want to just sit in a comfortable chair and watch the show or do you want to do the show? Father is asking you. That is your mission from now on. Father would like to see your show. There are all kinds of shows, including half-hearted shows. But nobody will cry, no tears will come from looking at a half- hearted show. Tears come only from watching the show of someone who is committed. Whether there is a salary or not, whether there is honor or not, whether there is criticism or not, whether there is controversy or not, I shall go and do. That is the kind of commitment needed from men who will re-build America.
I talk about the salary system of the United States and people say, “Reverend Moon, that is absolutely unreal, you are trying to destroy the American system.” I am not talking about trivial systems, it is merely an example. What I am saying is that by following the Principle, any nation, any society, any corporation, any individual will not falter or be demolished. I have met thousands and millions of people and I have benefited them. I never exploited them. I never took a penny away from them. I think that is the reason God likes me. God did not lose anything. But in my case, God is very unmerciful. He is very merciful for all others, but not for me. God is always pushing Father so hard. I only feel God behind me and always pushing.
Why didn’t God stand in the forefront, on the front line? That would mean God is doing it, not His son is doing it. God wants to give all credit to His son therefore God stays behind. Afterwards He will say, “Bravo, my son. You did it. It is your glory, your accomplishment, your success.” So sometimes it seems that God is pushing unmercifully. Many times Father said “God is very cruel to me.” By the same token, did I commend you often saying, “You did a great job”? Did you hear that very often? [No.] I am a pusher, pushing you and scolding you all the time. But at the same time, when you turn around, I pray for you. I pray in a dark room with tears all the time, for you. In front of you I am a very unmerciful commander, but when you don’t see me I am very soft-hearted. I want to push you from behind so the credit will go to you and not to me. I am not seeking credit. You shall be the hero.
When you face Father you are in awe, feeling a little fearful and overwhelmed. But still you like Father so much; you are very attracted to him. There is a dual aspect to Father, a very dignified and awesome aspect and a very merciful and fatherly aspect. You are pulled by them both. Father is the universal messiah and you are the tribal messiahs. You are the seeds of the messiah and you can grow into greater messiahship. You can grow in fertile ground. The ground will be covered with fertilizer. Fertilizer is a dirty thing. This smelly place is where I want to see you germinate and bear fruit. Father knows exactly how to use fertilizer. He does it by not giving you honor every day or sunny smiles every day, but by pushing you to the valley.
Father is wearing a beautiful tie today. This is the first time you have seen me with a tie at a conference, isn’t it? The only reason Father wore a tie is because there was a ceremony this morning for the Day of Victory of Love. Because of the ceremony Father has to wear a tie, otherwise he would not. Father is almost thinking of a “No tie campaign,” but the important thing is that you can contribute your tie money. You shouldn’t save your tie money in your pocket. Give your tie money for unfortunate people. That money alone could become millions of dollars. Sixty thousand people are dying of hunger every day. God’s eyes are tearful to see so many of His children dying every day. We have to wipe out famine. Food is the most basic human need. There is so much wastefulness in the lifestyle of white people. If you can cut that waste into half, nobody would be hungry. There would be no famine. America is wasting food. Wasting food alone has brought the world into famine. You have to teach how to farm and raise stock in Africa and developing countries. America has not been teaching this. Instead America has been plundering more instead of teaching and giving. You have to give more.
The African continent was plundered by the European white countries. South America has been the target for the United States. There are a lot of grievances in Latin American nations against the United States. I do not condone America’s treatment of South America. I am on the side of the poor nations. I want to create a commonwealth of the Unified Nations of South America so they can deal with the United States better. AULA is the harbinger of such an attempt. If the United States goes too far in coming against me, from now on I have another recourse. I’d rather go to my headquarters in South America and bring those countries together. We will make the U.S. behave better and differently. I think that is the peacemaker’s role. Do you follow?
How many years has it been since you missionaries came to see Father? Did you come last year? Those who haven’t seen Father for two years, raise your hands. For the first time in three years, raise your hands. First time in four years? Those who saw Father last year raise your hands please. I know it would provide a great deal of strength if Father wrote you a letter individually, praising you for your good work and cheering you up. So far he has not done that, but he is willing to do it. I hope you deserve it. Look up to the pinnacle, don’t look down. From now on you will not have much persecution. Persecution will become less and less. You shall be honored and recognized more so you can deal with the leaders of your country. Educate them and work with them.
Do you follow? If you want to win the war, Father will win the war with bigger people. Even if you’re going to be criticized, you’d rather be criticized by the head of the state. Father’s opponent has been the United States of America and the entire communist bloc, the Soviet Union. They are the top of the world, there are no others bigger than they. By the same token, they are number one in the satanic world. Father went all the way to the top, knowing Satan’s secret and using it as a weapon. If you don’t come my way, I will take your people away from you. He will come my way. All kinds of opposition and accusation and criticism never bothered me. I have come to the point where there is no such thing as my enemy. There is no enemy out there for me. At least in my heart there is no enemy.
So you should deal with those at the top. Do you understand? Teaching Principle to the embassy is a very good idea. Use it as your channel for your testimony and witnessing. Father sent out three people from three nations to make each missionary team. One Japanese member, one German member and one American member. That means you can mobilize the Japanese embassy, the German embassy and the American embassy. They are the most powerful and influential groups in your mission country. With the three ambassadors in the position to help you out, you can do a lot. What happened was that there was no unity among the three missionaries. “Oh, you are Cain, I am Abel.” There were Cain and Abel fights between the three missionaries. The Japanese missionary would say, “I joined the Unification Church first, therefore I am the oldest so I am Abel.”
The American member would say, “No, in World War II you were the opponent and we defeated you. You bombed Pearl Harbor and I will knock you out so I am Abel.” The German member said, “What are you talking about? In terms of technology we are number one.” That is the way the missionaries fought among themselves. But Father said the unity of those three, the three becoming one, is the key to success in that country. You can carry your witnessing to your embassy first. Your embassy is the place of your national language. Make those three embassies into one and you can automatically teach the nation, no problem. People of your own nationality are in your mission country. Disregarding those people, to whom would you go? In developing countries like the African nations, if the ambassadors from the U.S.A., Germany and Japan got together to help you out, it would almost be like the whole country was taken over. Do you follow? Deal with your embassies even now, it is not too late. Win them to your side. If these three ambassadors work together you can invite the head of state or King and Queen and they will respond. Making influence will be no problem. You don’t know where to start. You have been pushing the cart, but it was the wrong cart.
In restoration by indemnity we know we have to pay indemnity to restore anything. All the communist countries have been brainwashed for over seventy years by Marxist ideology. But you can turn them around with a three or four day workshop. Then they go on to twenty-one day and forty day workshops and they become lecturers themselves. You saw proof of this last night. That is the power Divine Principle and Godism has. God’s armament is very powerful.
Seventeen years have passed. What kind of foundation have you laid in your country? Very trivial, Father knows. You don’t have guts; boldness was missing. You were not bold and strong in following direction. If you have no good strategy then just be like a kamikaze. You will have a head-on collision. In a satanic direction that kind of strategy would bring self destruction, but in a heavenly direction for the good of the public, that is the best way to quicker result. A head-on collision in a heavenly way is not necessarily a bad strategy. Sometimes it is best. That is one method. Another one is starting from the bottom and serving. You let them ride on your back.
There is no single, beautiful, easy way you can win a lot of people. There is only one way and that is to give your single-minded, whole-hearted devotion. Particularly you must start with prayer. Your offering table, with your candles and picture of True Parents, must not be dry. Your tears should constantly be making it wet. If it dries, make it wet again. Let’s say your holy table cloth has been wet with your tears for ten years. In the meantime, without your even knowing it, an incredible amount of wealth has been accumulating. That is the power of your energy. It may be invisible but you have accumulated it. Do you follow?
Try sometime to pray for one single person every day for three years. See what happens to that person. You can test the power of prayer. Amazingly that person will one day happen to pass by your house and even though he may want to go away, he will not be able to. His feet will automatically turn toward your house and bring him inside to meet you. This is the mysterious power of prayer. It works.
When Father visited North Korea he started from Hawaii. Father already knew exactly what was going to happen. He already knew exactly how he was going to deal with the situation. Of course the other staff who went along had absolutely no idea. Father has an invisible antenna. Father is absolutely following the way the antenna signal points. Those people who do not have antennas are trembling and saying, “Oh Father don’t do that. It’s fearful.” If Father followed that kind of advice what would have happened? That is just one example, but therefore I listen to nobody’s advice. I know they don’t have my antenna. I receive a signal but they don’t. If I follow their advice I will always be misled. Do you think Father is telling you the truth or tricking you? [Truth.]
At least you have been following me for many decades. Even though you may not have an antenna you at least have the virtue of obedience. Following that long, you have been testing Father many times. I know you have been, that is the American nature. After these many years, now you come to truly believe in Father and that what he is saying will come true. Act one is over, let’s give Father a great big hand.
What would you do if Father passes away? You should be truly grateful that you have been under the leadership; correct and wise, committed and faithful, God-centered leadership. It is an absolute blessing. When you are in despair and have no hope, only a great deal of despondency, there you will find hope. It’s almost like a ship finding a lighthouse. You harbor hope and follow it and not only live a rich, worthy life, but also you have tremendous hope for the future. That is real happiness.
. . . . Speaking of the Soviet Union, Father has educated 5,000 elite university students under this new value system, the ideology of Godism. Father has done the job for the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union will be alright because of it. Father has educated 1,000 professors in all fifteen republics of the Soviet Union. These people know precisely where they are heading.
Now the People’s Republic of China’s young people have been invited to Japan, where J-CARP will take care of them. They are so popular that by leaps and bounds more young people are coming from China to Tokyo to the CARP center to become reborn. North Korean students will soon be joining the Chinese. Soon that will happen, so North Korea, China and Japan will all be working together. Eventually Father would like to invite them to the United States as well. There are tremendous numbers of people who would like to come to the United States.
Father will be liberated himself because Father has already dispatched missionaries and tribal messiahs. Father is helping all the communist countries. Father has fulfilled all his roles. Christianity has been filled with martyrdom for 2,000 years. However, from now on Unification Church history will not require martyrdom. Put yourself in Jesus Christ’s position, looking down from spirit world on the face of the earth at his own disciples. One after another was martyred for no good reason except for following Jesus. How heartbroken Jesus must have been. Can you imagine? After Father goes to spirit world he does not want to see people martyred for following him over the next one thousand or two thousand years. I do not want to see that kind of history.
If Jesus avoided the crucifixion and entered the Roman Empire he could have spoken to the elders at the lawmakers’ houses and made great proclamations. There would have been great fanfare and welcome from the Roman Empire in his own lifetime instead of 400 years later. There would not have been a history of martyrdom. For that reason Father came to the modern day Roman Empire, the United States of America. I’m dealing with Congressman and Senators and the White House and all the ministries. Therefore Father is already working so closely with this nation. In his own lifetime this nation will come to realize the value of Reverend Moon to America.
The greatest martyrdom could come about through the expansion of communism. The communists would kill all of you without a moment’s notice. That is what communism is all about. That is why communism had to disappear within Father’s own lifetime. And we see it has happened. The next problem is the Muslim world. They are very militant. They could create all kinds of disharmony. But Father would like to ease that situation by bringing the Muslim world into unity with Father so they can ask Father’s blessing upon their world. This is happening now.
Within Father’s lifetime, he is laying enough foundation so that there shall be no martyrdom after Reverend Moon’s era is finished. Within your lifetime, therefore, while Father is here on earth, you are the ones who must be bold and strong, marching on all over the world. Are you doing this? Are you grateful?
No religious leader such as Father has ever come on the face of the earth. No one has had this kind of ambition; no one has done so much. As the founder of a great religious movement, has Father fulfilled his mission? Father has accomplished both internally and externally. Internally Father has blocked and eliminated the way of your death so that you will not have that kind of suffering. And externally, Father has laid the foundation through organizations such as the Federation for World Peace and the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace. They will be a shield to protect you. So you have an internal and external shield. That means our golden age has been ushered in. This is not a daydream; it is real and it is happening.
Father sees the presence of Dr. Ron Godwin, Dr. Bob Grant and Dr. Don Sills as very precious. Father looks at these precious three collaborators, supporters and members of this great movement almost like Jesus’ three disciples. The three of them are really accomplished giants in our world. By uniting with Reverend Moon’s ideology they will become even greater. Each of the three has very special characteristics. They are very different characters, as much as Jesus’ three major disciples were different from each other.
[Speaking to these three men.] Father said you are lucky. If you fulfill your mission, fine. If you don’t fulfill your mission, that is fine too. The reason is you are responsible for the first generation. The second generation is already mine, I claimed them already. But I don’t want to see the first generation become like Moses’ flocks who perished in the wilderness. It is very difficult to wipe out the concepts initially implanted in the first generation. Even Bob Grant, a great preacher and Don Sills, a great preacher and Ron Godwin, a great Christian leader, have been reading the Bible which says the Lord is coming on the clouds. That is the concept they have. Billy Graham has been preaching the Lord is coming on the clouds. For you the important thing is not the Washington Times or AFC or the Coalition for Religious Freedom. Wherever you go, that is your house, your podium. Your podium is not only your church. Wherever you are standing or wherever you meet people that is your podium.
Where was the headquarters for Jesus Christ established? Where is Jesus’ headquarters church? Where is the secretary of his staff? Wherever Jesus dwelt was his headquarters. Wherever he worked with his disciples was his meeting place. Amazingly enough Reverend Moon doesn’t even have one office of his own. He has no secretary and no special telephone dedicated to his use. He doesn’t have any of those. Everyday, Father is offering himself. Wherever he is and no matter what he is doing, that is the place for offering; offering sacrifice. Sacrifice belongs to no one but God.
You were selected as a sacrifice. Abraham for example, selected a pigeon, a heifer and so forth. Those animals that were selected may have come from Mr. Jones’ house, but it doesn’t matter, they are not Mr. Jones’ sacrifice. Once you are selected as an offering you belong to God and no one else. By the same token, Reverend Moon does not have his own identity. I am an offering to God. Wherever he is, Father gives himself on the offering table. There are no excuses. It is very important that we don’t have any attachments; you do not operate out of organizations.
The program of 250 USA rallies was announced at the last conference. Father asked for a successful repetition of the three city speaking tour in 250 cities around America. The sooner the better! I would even like to see all 250 cities done before April. That is good for the United States. The Regional Directors are responsible for fund raising. They should be ready to do anything and everything to provide enough money for this crusade.
Those three champions, just bring them and work them day and night. If they can’t keep up with the schedule and they run away that is alright, I will bring somebody else. But I think those three strong men won’t run away. Father invited Ron Godwin to join in this great crusade not because he is such a great business man. He is, but more importantly Father is concerned about Jerry Falwell, who represents the great Southern Baptist Christian community. He is not fulfilling his responsibility, so Father would like to see if Ron Godwin can fulfill it. Unless he knows me now, Jerry Falwell is in the position of a foreign person. Jerry Falwell cannot become president himself, he should come together with Father and make the spiritual and moral foundation for a God-chosen man to be President of the United States. We have to have a righteous God-centered president in this country, not just anybody.
The Washington Times is a side activity, the prominent mission is a spiritual mission. That is basically what Father is saying. This is very important: the Washington Times is secondary. As far as Father is concerned your primary mission is a spiritual mission and the revival of Christianity is crucial.
The AFC alone cannot save the country. Christianity must be rejuvenated. All Christian ministers must be re-educated. They must become new Christians. Unity with Reverend Moon is of vital importance. Without it, no matter how much they do, God will not be on their side. You should be a champion for the teaching of the Divine Principle. You should be able to teach them and testify to them much better than anyone else because you have that background.
What American Christianity needs is not revival. It is already too late for that. American Christianity needs resurrection. After World War II the greatest revival came to American Christianity, but it did not do any good. The United States continues to go further down to a difficult position. Without Reverend Moon that resurrection cannot be a true one. I am telling you this as an historical testimony. It would not work because your success will be determined by God, and this is God’s desire. If you want to test Reverend Moon, please go ahead. Dedicate yourself in forty days prayer with single-mindedness. Ask God for an answer by fasting forty days and praying. Father is not speaking to this country as a bystander or guest, I am speaking from the master’s position.
You three must be united and working together. Three persons living in one house would be wonderful. In Jesus’ time, the three main disciples had families. To tear down the barriers and live in one place was Jesus’ purpose. I am saying the same thing. If you cannot do that, you cannot see the expansion of Christ’s ideas. This is the same situation now.
I am destined to go to Asia. I would like to see these three champions take over the United States and be the real masters of this nation so I can return to Asia freely. 33.2 billion people in Asia are waiting for me. They are 100 times more miserable than the people of the United States, but I abandoned them and came to America to dedicate my most productive time during the last thirty years to this country. But I really belong to them and I must go back.
I abandoned Korea and came to the United States because of the importance of working on the world level. This is a key important statement: an alliance between Christianity and the Unification Church is absolutely vital. It is a life or death matter for this country’s future. It is not easy because of public opinion and the media, but this is God’s will and it can be done. These three most Abel-like champions will spearhead this work. I think you are here, not because of your own will, but because this is God’s will. You have been divinely ordained, hand-picked by God to be here and represent each a different segment of Christianity. For that reason you have a crucial role to make that alliance between Christianity and the Unification Church. Do you follow?
I know those words are harsh and difficult to hear. But I am registering this as a testimony to God and the world. I’m not embarrassing you at all–again, I am doing it with a parental heart. Nobody else in the entire world would say anything like this to you. But Reverend Moon, with absolutely no personal ambition in it, is saying this to you because he is living with a parental heart.
Christianity in the United States has done the most evil against me; you know that. But I have no grudge or vengeful feelings. I have only sympathy. I only want to bring life to this country, that is my sole desire. However, my departure for Asia is immanent. Therefore I want to have some champions in the United States to take responsibility and move this country. You three can do the job.
You will be like the three disciples of Jesus. Each one of you will put your self in Jesus’ position and multiply three disciples of your own. Then your number will grow to a team of twelve. With twelve people of your character and determination, at this level, you will be invincible. Your catch phrase will be the that American Christianity needs resurrection more than revival. Let us resurrect American Christianity. It is crucial to the survival of this nation and the world.
New York is a rotten place, you know that. 42nd Street is a living hell. Father would like to have 8th Avenue up to 42nd Street cleaned up. Only by resurrection of the Christian spirit can this be accomplished. You follow, right?
[At this point, Dr. Grant, Dr. Sills and Dr. Godwin stood up and grasped their hands together, holding them high. Father waded through several rows of members to himself grasp the clasped hands of the three, making four.]
Reverend Moon is going to go up and have a little meeting with Mrs. Moon. Father will come down shortly but Father would like us to proceed with the testimonies of these three men.
[Dr. Ron Godwin gave his testimony talking about the USA activities and his part in it. Afterwards Dr. Pak gave a testimony about Dr. Godwin and his first meeting with Father at Danbury. Father returned, and Ron Godwin made a presentation to Father on behalf of the Washington Times family. It was a large drawing of an Atlantic salmon.
Dr. Pak then introduced Dr. Robert Grant as a man with a deep spiritual connection to Father. Dr. Grant then spoke about his work for God and the direction of the USA activities. Finally, Dr. Pak introduced Dr. Don Sills, who has completed a forty day workshop under Reverend Ahn. Don Sills spoke about his growing relationships with the Korean elders and how he came to work with our church. He ended by offering himself completely to Father’s service.]
Father spoke again:
Time has passed very quickly, but Father is very satisfied and fulfilled in his heart because Father has been assured that the three heavenly musketeers will do the job. Father looks at them almost as heavenly locomotives pulling the train of America in the right direction. They are locomotives, but not electric ones, they are choo-choo trains. Father likes that sound. Don Sills said wake up America. What is a better way to wake someone up than by making a locomotive noise?
I feel very confident that even though I may not be here all the time, if you trust these three musketeers and unite with them and join with them and work together toward the goal, I am sure you will fulfill a great victory here in America.
Father has precise instructions he wrote last night, after long meetings all day that went until 1:30 in the morning. Father still had the desire to give organized instructions to you. However because of the time element, it would take a couple of hours to issue these instructions. Instead, Father is now instructing us to get the video tapes of Father’s midnight message, the God’s Day morning message, this morning’s message at the Day of Victory of Love Main Ceremony and this leader’s conference. These four videos should be in each center. If you study these it will take the place of instruction Father has written.
This is the holiday season. We are celebrating the new year as well and making a new commitment. Father is very confident that we have a great new year ahead in 1992 with the slogan, “The Unification of the New Nation.” We are going to create a new nation. Every nation shall become new. This new crusade will take place from today. Tomorrow you can leave for your own posts. God bless you and God bless your families. Most important of all, God bless your mission. Shall we show Father our appreciation? Thank you Father! Let’s have three cheers of Mansei