The Reappearance of the Second Coming and the Completed Testament Era
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 10, 1993
Belvedere International Training Center
Tarrytown, NY USA
Translator: Sang Kil Han
Reappearance refers to the fact that two thousand years ago the Messiah came. The two thousand year history since then was a re-indemnification. The second advent of the Messiah took place at the end of World War II. However, he had to re-indemnify Christian history during the last forty years, and at last the proclamation of the coming of the Messiah now has taken place.
We all know that if the will of God had been done at the time of creation, there would have been no need for a second coming, because salvation would not have been necessary. The purpose of creation would have been achieved at that time. Heaven on earth and in heaven would have come into existence naturally, and the history of restoration would not have had to come about. That kingdom of heaven would have started as a family unit and extended into the clan, the society, the nation, the world and the spirit world. Adam’s family would have formed the world at that time. This family would have been the center of the clan, society and world. If Adam’s family had become perfect, the perfect clan, society, nation and world would naturally have come to exist. So the perfection of Adam’s family was the prototype for all perfected beings.
Then who is Adam and who is Eve? Adam and Eve are the king and queen who represent heaven and earth. All men and women desire to become kings and queens, because that is the way they were created. The kingship that starts on the family level would lead to kingship on levels of clan, nation, world and spirit world. Who would inherit the position of king? The elder son. So the family is the building block of the kingdom, and as the number of families increases, so does the kingdom.
The results of the fall
Thus, with God’s purpose in mind, we can look at the transition from the Old Testament era to the New Testament era, and the transition today to the Completed Testament era. All of these things took place as a result of the fall. This complicated process of salvation would not have been necessary if Adam’s family had not fallen.
What became of the family because of the fall? Both man and woman left God and went to Satan, and the ideal of the kingdom of heaven vanished. To be saved means to have the blood lineage corrected. Without correcting the lineage, God can take no part in His creation, especially in fallen human life. Today we lament over all the evil we see. Why did the perfect God let this happen? It was because of the fall. So the satanic world expanded from its satanic origin. The purpose of salvation is to do anything and everything necessary to restore the results of the fall at every level.
Because man and woman did not start their family connected with God’s lineage, they have no foundation to connect to God. True Parents is Adam following God and Eve following Adam; Cain follows Eve, and Abel follows Cain. The Satan-centered pattern and God-centered pattern are completely opposite, one hundred eighty degrees different. One is hell, the other, heaven.
When we look at the world today, what do we see? Hell. Is that God’s world or Satan’s world? Satan’s. What about the great nation of America? It is in Satan’s world. False love, not true love, reigns. Where is true love and a true lineage? We cannot find it anywhere. Lineage comes from the love between husband and wife. Therefore, the purpose of salvation is to put Adam and Eve into their true position. In order to cure a disease, you have to operate on the sick person. For God, this operation is nothing other than the method of straightening out the lineage, changing the lineage and putting true love into it.
Through the Bible we see God and Adam, father and son. Satan took Eve from God and then took Adam from God; he also took the children. We have to restore this by paying the price. Satan took Eve, and then through the children took mankind deeper into the abyss. Restoration had to start from Abel, the last in line. God took hold of Abel and worked His restoration strategy through him. What is this strategy? It is to reach Cain by working directly through Abel. After the fall, the brothers became enemies; the members of what should have been a united family became enemies of each other.
Satan’s objective is to separate and keep divided, so he can exercise his dominion. God’s purpose is to make one, one world composed of united families. God’s world would look like one huge individual person. Satan deforms that and divides it as much as possible. By doing so, he stops God and perpetuates his own evil reign. In history, what God is trying to do and what Satan is trying to do are completely opposite. Satan encourages separation and fighting. God tries to have people sacrificially love and unite. These are completely opposite. In the Last Days, what do we see? Satan’s world will become very apparent in human life from the family to the clan, nation, world and spirit world. It is completely ungodly; it is something which God hates.
On the worldwide level, through the First, Second and Third World Wars, God has been separating what is His side from what is Satan’s side. By doing so, God has expanded His domain. Looking at history, we can clearly see that Satan strikes first. But then God, who is beaten first, eventually is the victor. It is Satan’s pattern to strike first and God’s pattern to be struck, and then win. We can see this in everyday life as well. If an elder brother or sister strikes any of their brothers or sisters first, everyone, including the parents, takes the side of the one who is struck. God is always on the side of the one who is struck. In the three world wars, the ones who struck first lost.
We must understand that Christianity played an important role here. In both the First and Second World Wars, England and America were struck first. In all three world wars the aggressors looked as if they would win, but they eventually lost, because God was not with them. We can see so clearly that God’s side is struck first and then gains back what was lost. For example, in school someone may be persecuted even though he is not doing anything wrong; he suffers but is eventually vindicated, because the good side always wins in the end. We can draw another logical conclusion: the better religions suffer more persecution, because Satan does not want them to continue. Through these important religions, God tries to do away with Satan. Satan also knows that through these religions restoration is continuing, so he tries to stop them.
Where does this pattern of fighting and struggle originate? It originates in the individual’s mind and body. The mind is on God’s side and the body is on Satan’s side. The struggle expands from the individual to the family, clan, nation and world, and the world will divide into religious and non-religious spheres. This is symbolized by the two thieves at Jesus’ crucifixion. They represent the left and right wings, which fight against each other. Also, Barabbas, who escaped crucifixion, represents Islam, which fights against Christianity. Christianity lined up with the right wing and Islam lined up with the left wing. So this great separation takes place in the Last Days. We see the division of left and right wings in Korea and the division between religions in the Middle East. The task on the worldwide level is how to solve these divisions and unite the two sides. The satanic world must come to an end. When the satanic world comes to an end, God’s world must begin, which means that God has to take over and rearrange the world.
The base of Satan’s world is satanic families and nations. Take America, for example. The typical family will have three generations, grandfather, father and son. But we see that these three generations are fighting among each other. The family is almost annihilated. The country itself is more divided than united. It is being reduced to total individualism. Individualism is based on the attitude of not caring for the nation, tribe or family. Such people eventually deny even their own purpose. This is what we see, to our dismay, in America. To hippies there is no world and no family; this self-centeredness eventually leads to suicide. Free sex is commonplace. This is what God hates most. He created man and woman to follow strict discipline in this respect. This is one hundred eighty degrees different from what God intended. The position of owner and servant is reversed; the servant has become the king and the king has become the servant. This is what happened in communism. They call people a bad name, bourgeoisie, and then try to destroy them.
The essence of God is love. Love’s central point is emotion and deep feeling. People who indulge in free sex deny this; they participate in a physical, mechanical love devoid of emotion. In the extreme there is incest, a behavior which in God’s ideal is worse than that of animals. The grandfather lives with his own daughter-in-law. God cannot imagine this; it is one hundred eighty degrees opposite from God’s direction. What God promotes, Satan destroys. Homosexuality, alcohol and drugs degrade love; they have no place in God’s kingdom. This world is clearly hell. If you have no idea of heaven, imagine the complete opposite of this world, which is hell. Snake-like dancing is a tool of Satan to achieve his goal. This is true; it is not a laughing matter. It makes people behave in crazy ways. Satan is boasting of what he has achieved and is laughing at God, saying, “How can You make Your kingdom out of this?”
We now know which way God is going; it is one hundred eighty degrees different from where Satan is now. Satan’s voice is encouraging people to drink more, smoke cigarettes, take drugs and indulge in free sex, to “enjoy life.” Do Unification Church members practice free sex? (No.) What percentage “no?” (One hundred percent no!) We know that is a very strong position. How about homosexuality? (No!) What stance does America’s new president take on homosexuality? (He supports it.) Unintentionally and out of ignorance, he is agreeing with Satan. For America to survive and prosper in the future it must reverse the way it is walking now. To go the opposite way is God’s direction.
Americans enjoy life without hardship or suffering, but here in the Unification Church members are working hard, suffering and wanting to pay more indemnity. Is that good or not? (Good.) But you cannot enjoy Christmas and celebrate a happy new year in the conventional way. You do not like what Satan’s world does. You seem very foolish, but are you wise to be so or not? (Wise.) The world turns against us and says, “Moonie, Moonie!” But if you stop to think about it, what has Rev. Moon done in America that is so bad? People first think he must have done something wrong, but actually he has not done anything wrong. We can rightfully conclude that those who go against the satanic world are the ones going God’s way. God is a desperate situation, opposed by Satan and the whole world. Because all satans say, “Rev. Moon is a bad person,” we can deduce that Rev. Moon is the person God loves the most. That is the way history looks at it.
How God restores
There was a time when it was very difficult to distinguish between God and Satan, but today it is very easy to discern God and Satan. They work one hundred degrees differently. Therefore, the Unification Church is very much at the center of God’s dispensation. If we were truly bad, we would diminish, but actually we are growing and growing. With whose help? (God’s help.) When you go as a blessed family to your hometown, your direction is very straight. We do not drink, smoke or practice free sex, but rather we try to bring the people into God’s direction. This is new to them, but somehow they come to like it.
Satan’s world has no hope, and the people of the world are completely disoriented, not knowing east from west. There is more and more corruption, in many different forms. Sometimes they see a Unificationist family and their eyes pop open with amazement. They say, “Do not follow the Moonies,” but we Unificationists are the only ones going to heaven. All of Satan’s side is going in the other direction, to hell. The Unification Church is going up steadily to heaven. The world is going towards hell. AIDS is a formidable disease. Are human beings susceptible to AIDS? (Yes.) Do Unification Church members ever contract AIDS? (No.)
Satan strikes, but God mends and repairs. The Unification Church works to repair what the satanic world has broken.
It is so simple; in one hour the essence of satanic history has been explained. But if you lack this knowledge, you could not solve this problem in a million years. It is very sad. A poll was taken concerning sexual experiences in one school. Only one young man had not had sex, and it turned out he was a blessed child. He explained his position and won the respect of a majority of his class. It is sad, but that situation exists today.
What is the Unification Church going to do? It is going to unify the left and the right, the Christian world and Islamic world. No one other than Rev. Moon and the Unificationists can go between these two sides and reconcile them. America, representing the right wing, struck me. The left wing, as well as Christianity and Islam, also struck me. The fact that they struck me, without any clear reason, puts them on Satan’s side. Ironically, this Christian nation struck me and is now on Satan’s side. This fact has never occurred to them. It means they are striking God.
Who hated me more, Christians or Jews? There is no doubt that the communists are on Satan’s side, but even the religious people are now on Satan’s side. The Jews and the Christians came against me and God. Clearly, the two thousand years of suffering which Christians went through took them to a high and powerful position. Then why, in a mere forty years, have they plummeted down and been reduced to complete powerlessness? It is because they came against me. We look at gorgeous churches and synagogues, but now they are only ten to fifteen percent filled. Those who are there are old; pretty soon they will go to the grave. Then there will be no one. This is true for all religions.
What are the Unificationists doing? We are going to restore the family and nation. If we restore the family and the clan, then the country will be restored. This is where to make an impact. When the family and clan are restored, the country will be restored automatically. There are many countries with populations of less than ten million. When we have a prototype country that is under God’s domain, will all the other one hundred sixty countries follow? (Yes.)
How could America, which God fostered and which was so righteous, decline in a mere forty years? It is because they opposed God and me. I have established the historical record for bearing suffering and persecution. Am I praying to God, “Please stop this persecution”? No. I knew, and have continually said every Sunday, “The world will decline and perish, but Rev. Moon and the Unification Church will not. We will stay and prosper by doing God’s will.”
I have been thinking and preparing to receive the broken world and restore it. The individual, family, clan, tribe, nation and world have come and hit me. These are the phenomena of persecution: be hit first and then inherit. Whenever we go, to New York or Washington, we can see clearly that the society is closer to Satan. Unification Church members do not wear makeup, but they shine with beauty. You do not have to anguish over deciding whom to marry. So the more we are present, the more Satan trembles, but God’s hope becomes bigger. As Satan disappears from this world, God’s comfort is restored. Amen.
All of this is the result of me being struck and persecuted so much, so I do not mind being struck. Until now, humankind was in the dark; they were ignorant of their own fall. Consider communism; it was ruthless and formidable, reaching to the top of the world. The small Rev. Moon said to them, “You will be phased out and cease to exist.” And it came to pass, didn’t it? Now I am proclaiming to the entire satanic world, “You will cease to exist.” This is my proclamation today.
There is no way for us to deny the existence of Satan. We know that he exists and walks about the earth. We also know that God is moving behind Satan, trying to repair the situation and make a better world. There is not a single person, family, tribe or country that did not come against me. Everyone went against me. As a result, God will now inherit all that foundation, bring it into His domain and make it righteous. Since I cannot let the world perish, refusing to have anything to do with it, I worked to make connections with everything. I made all the conditions to prevent the people from perishing, making all sorts of world-level arrangements to reconnect everyone and everything back to God, at my own expense. I have a relationship to every Unification Church member, so even if they die or are washed out into the satanic world, later I can pull them back to God. You have good security.
Actually, have you ever stopped to wonder if there is anything that I do not do? There is no such thing; I do everything. Now we know these are phenomena of the Last Days. So what is the conclusion? Pay no attention to anything else; just hold on to me. Thus, when I give a direction, you can reply confidently, “Yes.” Do not discuss it; just go ahead, because you know that you are better off that way. There are a lot of Japanese members who are accustomed to following old Japanese leaders, but now I appoint one Korean leader and direct that everyone follow him. The American members want me to choose a different leader. My choice is very colorful, but the color does not matter.
Restoration of the lineage of God
Now we know the basics of history and the basics of God’s work, which is the restoration and salvation history. Therefore, let us now discuss the main theme, the reappearance of the Messiah. God’s situation has been that He has no single woman or child whom He can claim as being on His side. God centers on Eve, Cain and Abel, that means the mother and children, whereas Satan has Adam.
Satan worked on Eve, and the fall took place. We have to reverse the fall; we have to go the opposite way. False lineage and false love came to exist. We have to create true love and a true lineage. In the Old Testament era, indemnity was paid with an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It was one-for-one indemnity, simple reverse indemnity. Where does this indemnity take place in the Old Testament? With Jacob and Esau, and their mother, Rebecca. This indemnified the fall. Just as in the fall, when God the Father was deceived, in this family the father, Isaac, was deceived. So Rebecca deceived for a good purpose and restored the fall. Jacob then did the work of a true Abel and subjugated Cain. From that point, the true restoration course started.
However, Esau and Jacob were grown men; the restoration they accomplished did not take place in the womb, at the root. Therefore a subsequent stage, one of restoration in the womb, took place with Tamar, Perez and Zerah. Tamar deceived her father-in-law, Judah, and his son, her husband, and then gave birth to the twins, Perez and Zerah. Thus within the womb, restoration took place. He who was to be the elder son became the younger son, and he who was to be the younger son became the elder son, perfectly restoring the elder sonship in God’s eyes. We see restoration by indemnity took place.
Tracing it back to the womb, the elder sonship was restored. From this point Israel, the victor, comes. Even today these puzzles have not been solved. Many scholars today say they were just immoral. But from there, from Judah, Jesus’ lineage came. No one knew God’s plan, but now we can see it so clearly. That was a restored lineage, God’s lineage. From there began the real history of the Israelites. They grew into a large nation. How did Israel become a victor? By clearing his lineage; his blood was purified. Israel means victor.
For two thousand years, history flowed. In order to end evil and restore goodness, you need clean blood, God’s blood. Two thousand years later, Mary conceived and gave birth to Jesus. Mary was in Eve’s position, Rebecca’s position and Tamar’s position. But she was on a national level, instead of a family or tribal level. Mary, in the same way, deceived her father-in-law and her husband. For Mary, it was hard to understand why she had to deceive her husband and father-in-law and conceive a baby. But she gave birth to Jesus. That was not a simple thing. At that time what she did called for death by stoning. Joseph was righteous enough to protect her. That means that Adam protected her. Therefore, because of his lineage and these conditions of indemnity, when Jesus was born, Satan had no claim on him. As a result of this, Jesus is called: the first begotten son. He is the first begotten son, because through him, for the first time in history, all blood can be cleansed and all people can be reconnected to God. It took four thousand years for God to do that, in ways so mysterious to us.
At that point, Mary was supposed to bring Jesus and John the Baptist into unity, which would signify Cain and Abel becoming one. That was Mary’s mission. John was in the Cain position and Jesus was in the position of God’s son. But we know what has actually happened. Did they unite into one? No, they failed to do that. If Mary had achieved that, certainly Jesus would not have had to die. He would have gone on to victoriously complete his mission. But he did not. Instead he was crucified and the world came to be divided into left and right. That means throughout the world, Cain and Abel continued to be separated. Cain’s religion, Islam, and the Abel religion, Christianity, have fought many times. Leah and Rachel should have become one, and Mary was supposed to do the same. But Leah and Rachel did not unite, and that was the origin of the division of Israel into ten tribes and two tribes; this also was the origin of Islam.
In a most concrete way, Mary should have arranged Jesus’ marriage quickly. Who was to be Jesus’ bride? It was to have been the sister of John the Baptist. Mary had to get the woman from the Cain side and bring her to Jesus. There was no woman available on the Abel side. If Mary had worked with all her might to accomplish this, she would have been successful; then purified blood and a new lineage could have come into existence. Restoration would have been very quick.
By doing that, the mother and son would have come into unity and restored Eve’s failure. If Abel had united with Cain, then the mother would have been restored to the original position. That is the tragedy of the Israelite history. There were two options: one was the mother uniting Cain and Abel, and the other was Cain and Abel uniting and restoring their mother. They could have done it either way. The Jewish religion was in Abel’s position, and the nation of Israel was in Cain’s position on a national level; these two should have united. Then Cain and Abel on a national level would have restored a national-level mother. The mission of Israel was to bring Cain and Abel into unity, to restore the mother’s position. Restoration must reverse the fall.
The chosen people must prepare for the coming Lord. God created all things and then created Adam. With the model of Adam, He created Eve. Once Cain and Abel unite and restore the mother, Eve, Adam’s perfection can come about. Adam cannot be restored until this is complete. This is the way they failed in Adam’s family, so they lost the kingship on the family level. This now needs to be restored on a national level, however, with countries in these positions. This is what the Old Testament is all about; this is Israel’s mission, the national level. The Messiah’s came ended the Old Testament and concluded the national level. The New Testament era, which Jesus did not complete, is the worldwide level era.
If the Old Testament had come to a successful conclusion, Jesus could have restored the nation and world within forty years. However, because of Jesus’ crucifixion, it took two thousand years for the world to be restored spiritually. Through Jesus’ crucifixion, the divisions of left wing and right wing, and Islam and Christianity, came into being, and they fought each other. When Jesus died, this division came about, and it must be restored before he comes again. This is exactly what I am working on. The Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace and the International Federation for World Peace are meant to bring together left and right, and Christianity and Islam, and harmonize them.
Thus we can understand the providential significance of World War II. Under God, there were Cain and Abel within the Allied forces, and under Satan there were Cain and Abel within the Axis forces. We all know who they were. The significance of World War II was that it resulted in all sides coming into unity. Cain and Abel united on the world level. The unity of spiritual and physical and mind and body came about. World War II accomplished this unity. This was the fruit of God’s work. For the first time in history, centering on Christianity, the fallen side was defeated and God’s side was victorious.
There was the repetition of positions, with England as mother, America as Abel and France as Cain. Just as with Rebecca and Jacob, England and America should have become one. England gave birth to America. England is an island and America is a continent. The mother, England, would come under the dominion of her own son and received influence from him, in order for the Lord to come. America was in Abel’s position, and France was in Cain’s position, similar to John the Baptist. With the victory of World War II, the unity of the whole was established, although, looking back, it was only for a short time. Even though the fall took place on a family level, it now must be restored on a worldwide level. The mother and her two sons, Cain and Abel, must now look for Adam, her husband. Adam is the Lord of the Second Advent.
Looking back at Jesus’ time, the Messiah was Jesus. The country of Israel, as Cain, and Judaism, as Abel, had to come into unity with their mother. Together they had to look for Jesus. Let’s look back and examine if they did that. What if Jesus had not been born as a carpenter, but as a royal prince? What if Jesus had come as a son in a rabbi’s family? If he had, he would have been connected to Satan’s lineage. Jesus’ family tree was simple; he did not have too many relatives. Jesus was a stepson, not a legitimate first son. Mary should not have lived with Joseph. We know so little about that, but look back two thousand years and imagine. They should have kept this as a closely-guarded secret amongst themselves. But someone knew, and talked. “Oh, you are keeping your wife, who gave birth to an illegitimate child.” Do you think this did not spread all around their family and clan? Yes; they could not erase that information. No matter what Jesus said or claimed to be, they all knew that he was an illegitimate child. How could God make an illegitimate child the Messiah?
John’s disciples asked Jesus, “If you are the Messiah, where is Elijah?” Elijah was supposed to come first. Their presupposition was that the Messiah was to come on the clouds. They were waiting for someone to come from the sky. So even though God sent Jesus as King of Kings, because Elijah had not come and because Jesus was illegitimate, do you think it was easy for people to follow him? No. Look at how history goes; you be the judge. Even today, the Jewish people do not recognize what happened. Only eight to ten percent of the Jewish people became Christian. Jesus was a perfect heretic to them, and remains so even to this day. If two thousand years after he came they cannot believe in Jesus, how could they have believed at that time? If Jesus had been accepted when he came, restoration would have taken a mere forty years. History would have been very different. But he died, and he has to come again.
History at the end of World War II
At the end of World War II the world was unified under England, America and France. At that time, I came. Was it easy for them to know that and believe him? Based upon what we saw at Jesus’ time, could these great nations have followed him? The purpose of Cain and Abel and Eve is to find the Lord. But he does not come from the sky; he comes as a human being. Just as at Jesus’ time, they had a difficult time believing. Wise men in these nations should have gone to me and offered to follow and serve me. But this idea never occurred to them; they had no idea that God expected this of them. It was exactly the same situation as at Jesus’ time. People were looking at the sky. With that knowledge, we understand why they oppose me. Even though I was not crucified physically, it amounted to the same thing, because everyone denied me.
These nations should have become one with me. If they had, heaven on earth would have been achieved almost instantaneously. It would have taken only seven years to restore the world to the ideal, period. But the failure of two thousand years ago was repeated. Just as Jesus was denied, Rev. Moon was denied. What was waiting for me? God and I were chased out into the wilderness. God worked so hard for six thousand years to establish a victory. That victory was lost overnight. Everything was claimed by Satan, and I was chased out into the wilderness. Nobody other than me knew this. The whole of humankind was within arm’s reach, ready to be saved, but no one came. Overnight, the whole foundation which God prepared was dumped into Satan’s camp, and now this one single person, Rev. Moon, together with God, had to figure out some plan to re-indemnify it.
When I was opposed, on whose side was God? Mine. Imagine the whole foundation of six thousand years, gone in an instant. I was the only one left with the knowledge of what I was supposed to do and what the world needed. God came to me, there were just these two miserable persons in the entire world. Everything else was given back to Satan. Satan was rampant, he did anything he wanted, and God was completely defenseless. Just as Jesus had the right and left side thieves, I too had to work something out. Therefore, I took the Unification Church and, putting Christianity behind me, worked to re-indemnify the entire foundation. This meant that he I to re-indemnify the Old and New Testament eras.
I had no foundation to inherit. I had to restore the Old Testament era. After completing this, my Blessing, the Marriage of the Lamb, took place in 1960, exactly fourteen years after the liberation of Korea at the end of World War II. Since humankind fell in the perfection level of the growth stage, the marriage took place in the fourteenth year. Then I embarked on the three seven-year courses. These took place, and, centering on America, they were completed in 1981. This was the completion of the New Testament era.
The countries which God selected, England, America and France, failed at the end of World War II. I had to re-indemnify this, selecting Japan, America and Germany. Germany and Japan were devastated, and thus were in the same situation as me. God could not choose America again, but I could and did. God is in the first generation position, and I am in the second generation position. I could legitimately take America again, even though it previously had failed. Why is America necessary? There is no other country like America. America is unique, in that both the Old Testament and New Testament foundation are here. Therefore, I leniently, though decisively, took America in. If I had not done this, America would have gone down terribly. America is now holding onto the thread of hope because of the Unification Church members. Look at Korea and Japan, two enemy countries, America and Japan were enemies, as well as America and Germany. All these countries had failed God, but I took these enemies and worked the restoration. How difficult and impossible this was. God and I had to work to their utmost capacity to bring it about.
I sent missionaries out to the world from Japan, America and Germany. I told the missionaries to unite, no matter what. If they had done so, each country would have been restored much faster. You know what happened to these missionaries. The Japanese said, “I have been in the church the longest, so you must follow me.” The Americans said, “No, be realistic. America is the center now.” The Germans would never let themselves be outdone: “Even though we are the third, look at our technology, we are a nation of excellence.” There was incredible fighting; they made as much noise as the satanic world, not any different. I understood well; I got the remnants, so that is what results. Satan took the best.
Americans said, “Why do we need the Koreans and the Japanese? Why is America the archangel nation?” This is not just my interpretation; America speaks for itself. Free sex and homosexuality are not the traits of Adam and Eve, but of the archangel. Angels are not allowed to have a spouse. Since they are not allowed a woman, they take men, in great numbers. Also, individual ownership is highly questionable in God’s eyes. America’s wealth is for the world. If Americans try to keep it for themselves, they will decline.
It is very simple, and not only for America. Look at the Roman Empire. The Israelites considered themselves to be the chosen nation, and thought that when God brings victory all the world would come under them and worship them. It never occurred to them that God would sacrifice them to restore the whole world. Look at the British Empire; there was a time when the sun never set on England’s territories. They thought that they should be worshipped and respected by the whole world. It did not happen that way. America is the same. Americans do not think that America is for the world.
America is the only Abel country. The Catholic countries are in Cain’s position. America is the only independent Protestant country. If Americans think that the world is for them, then America will suffer. Look at ourselves. If, as I go higher and higher, we think everyone should come and worship us, then the Unification Church will suffer the same fate. Do not think, “Oh, I am an early blessed couple and everyone should take care of me.” Do not think that now you are blessed, and God is going to live with you. No; you are blessed for a reason. It is so that God can accomplish restoration through you. We must attend God, not settle down and think, “I am the center of the universe.” That is not God’s heart. God’s heart is that if He must, He will sacrifice us to restore the entire world. When I sent you to be tribal messiahs, my idea was not that we stay in a high place and be respected and supported. My idea is for you to become a servant and go and save the world. The tribal messiah’s position is the same as Jesus’ position. If we become more and more comfortable, we will decline.
The way of the Messiah
In “The Reappearance of the Second Coming,” what does reappearance mean? The Lord of the Second Advent was to appear in 1945, but since that foundation was lost, he must reappear now. From 1945 to 1952 was seven years; during the forty years from 1952 to 1992 I re-indemnified everything. Why forty years? I have to restore the four thousand years of Israelite and Christian history. But I cannot live four thousand years or even four hundred years, so my only option was to do it in forty years. Within this mere forty years, I re-indemnified the entire four thousand years of the Old and New Testament eras. All realms of individuals, families, tribes and nations and the whole world itself opposed me. God and I were chased out into the wilderness, and we now have climbed up each wall inch by inch and have pulled down each wall of the eight stages, from the individual wall to cosmic wall.
I went straight, taking no detours. Until now, all American members did not want to put the Unification Church out front. However, that is not what God wants. When we fight, we must proclaim. The Unification Church developed because we did not hide our name. How can God help us if we hide our name? We should be the same as David proclaiming his name before Goliath. When I went to prison I said, “I am the head of the Unification Church.” Until now all the Unification Church leaders did not disclose that they are Unification Church members. The way we conducted ourselves was as losers. I did all the fighting, and without my effort we would not be here. Repent deeply at this time for what you owe to me.
I proclaimed the Messiahship not to ignorant people but to people of the top status in the world. You must now teach simply: “The Messiah is here; we must follow him to prosper.” This morning’s teaching cannot be rivaled by even one hundred scholars. So you can only imagine the painful, miserable experiences I had in my career. Although you can only imagine, you should imagine it. You are going against Father if you do not proclaim our identity. Consider all the indemnity that was paid throughout history, and compare that to my forty years of suffering and intense pain.
How much easier is it to go the way of God after learning and knowing everything there is to know through me? You do not have to zigzag; you do not have to fumble or struggle; with this clear knowledge, all you have to do is follow the way of righteousness, which is God’s way. Imagine the past, when God tried to do something centering on some person, and that person did not have the proper knowledge, God was not allowed to teach him. It was very difficult for God to work through him, and so he failed, and God had to pick up another one, and another one. Look at me. I figured out all these things by myself, so I made it extremely easy for God to work.
In the ordinary tempo of God’s providence, to go over this stage as I have would have taken hundreds of years, but look at what I did. Within forty years I have done it all, and it was never easy. There were hundreds of times more Cains now than in past history, and I had to go through it all, because I knew the Principle. You all know the Divine Principle, thanks to Father; you did not pay the price but you were given it. With what you know, you can pass over what would take you thousands of years in the spirit world with no problem, in one jump.
To some of you, this still may sound conceptual. If it does, you have to repent, because, conceptual as it may seem, I live based upon the Divine Principle, staking my life on it enduring much pain, and making substantial accomplishments. It is as if you were in Africa, surrounded by countless raw diamonds, so common everywhere and easy to pick up that you see no value in them. I, however, have an educated mind, and I see what is a diamond, and I know what is only glass. That is the analogy of the difference between you and me. You must begin to know how important the Divine Principle is. I know, because I worked for it. You must feel strongly this morning the need to understand Divine Principle and its origin.
There were eight stages, and I won the victory on each of them. Twenty-one years of my forty years of indemnity took place here in America. I brought enemies of America to this country, Japanese and Germans, and made them all contribute to America. I did this even though America was not deserving in God’s eyes. America failed God so miserably, so God did not even want to look at America again. America was in that situation. Especially this is true of the Christian churches of America. I took responsibility for them again. Knowing how miserable they are, still I steadfastly put everything I had into them for twenty years.
Even though I did that, American Christian leaders and Christian leaders all over the world say they cannot see how the world can keep going in the future. They have no hope, no perspective. This is America’s situation, completely confused. From now on, how can America lead the world? America does not have the vision. Who has it? Rev. Moon. Therefore, the way for the Christian churches in America to survive from now is to follow the Unification Church. The Unification Church explains the meaning of the entire Bible, solving its problems and explaining it completely and clearly. Many American Christian people will turn completely around and begin moving in a new direction just by hearing the Divine Principle one time. We have that strong power in the Divine Principle. Do you understand? (Yes, yes!) Powerful, powerful.
People of any intelligence will turn around completely by connecting with Divine Principle and Rev. Moon’s thought one time. Look at the communist world leaders; through a four or five day training course they completely turn to God’s side. It is no problem. Now look at the youth of the former Soviet world. They have completely come to my side. Until now, American young people have been against me, saying, “How about that Rev. Moon; he is a heretic, we do not like what he is doing.” It is so miserable that the younger generation has been going that way. But there is hope, I believe. We have brought students, even from famous universities, to Moscow, where they could study Divine Principle for two weeks with Soviet students teaching these Ivy League students. Do you understand? How shameful the American situation is! You should continue to develop that strategy now.
I have fought against the evils of America and won, fought against communism and won, and fought against Kim Il Sung and won. I won all the victories, and the necessary foundation is coming back to my own family. You must know that from this point on, for a long time, wherever we go, there is no one who has any legitimate basis to come against Rev. Moon or you. No one can intelligently deny this; not the scholarly world nor the economic world, nor the political world. They have no vision. Rev. Moon is the only one who can provide vision to the political world, without which the political world cannot continue meaningfully. The same is true for the religious world; there is no world which can survive without Rev. Moon’s teaching.
In the beginning, many years ago, I went down to Washington. At that time, they did not believe in me, because they did not understand what I was teaching, and they still thought they were higher beings than me. But today, it is completely different. When I go to Washington, they meet me in a different way. They talk about Rev. Moon being there; the word gets around very quickly. If Rev. Moon is not that important, why do they bother to talk about him like that? In Japan, Russia, anywhere Rev. Moon goes, people’s eyes open up and they become very attentive. It is the same in China and also North Korea. Mother eventually will go to North Korea and deliver a speech.
The mass wedding of thirty thousand couples has made a great impact in many different areas, because all parents, no matter which country or cultural background, know that children are very difficult to influence and control, that they will never listen to parents. But here, I give the Blessing to thirty thousand couples at one time, accomplishing it all within a few days. That speaks millions of words to them; they realize, “Oh, so that is the power of Rev. Moon.” No religious leader and no national leader can accomplish such a feat; it is unheard of. Not even Kim Il Sung, who is the greatest and most efficient dictator, can make anyone listen to him like that. I am no dictator; the thirty thousand couples came to Korea and went through marriage enthusiastically and joyfully, of their own will. In the next three years we will reach my goal of three hundred sixty thousand couples. Then perhaps we do not need to do so much; the world will pretty much take care of itself.
On another track, each country has its own national religion. Some South American countries are Catholic; everyone follows their national religion. If Unificationism is adopted as a national religion, and Russia is one country seriously contemplating this, that is all; it is finished. It could be more like three million six hundred thousand couples, all blessed at one time. Where can the young people who are searching for meaning and truth go, except to the Unification Church? Everyone should at least poke their head into the Unification Church and see what we are doing. Those who are serious about marriage must peek into the Unification Church at some time or other. Once they do, they find the place of eternal value, in marriage as well as in all other aspects of life.
We are on the way to the unified world. You tend to think that we must keep working like this for another hundred years. No, the unified world is quite within our vision now; it is very near, much nearer than we think. I created this under such opposition, but today there is not so much opposition. I blessed many couples, thousands of couples from all over the world, creating the world foundation. I am only a man with one family, and I made this foundation over the span of forty years. How long did it take me to make this foundation all over the world? Not so long. Do you understand? It has not been so long! I am welcomed everywhere now.
This is not a concept; it is reality. The historical age which I envisioned as a concept is now reality. Now, look everywhere; it is reality. I am talking about something not so far away; it is close, next door. That concept is actualized as concrete activity taking place in reality. How far away is the unified world? Not so far. Look everywhere. Satan’s world is falling down; it has completely no hope, it is falling, falling, becoming old, everywhere. Satan’s world is completely ending on the earth; God’s world is the destination and final hope. Do you follow me? (Yes!)
After crossing victoriously over the pinnacle of the world, the country and the clan, now I come back to the family. Where is the ultimate solution of this entangled, complicated, fallen history? It is not in the country; it comes down to the individual’s mind and body, to the individual and the family. This is the key position to solve, because Adam fell within the family. As I have said over and over, the time of witnessing only to individuals is now obsolete; we must witness on the family level, to entire families. Until now, throughout history, it was very difficult to move from the family to the clan, and from the clan to the nation, and so forth. But now all the walls have come down; I brought them down. Now God can travel without restriction with me and with my family. You are going back to the family, and restoring families, not individuals. Therefore, you go home for tribal messiahship.
Compare this with Jesus two thousand years ago ascending to heaven. Now, two thousand years later, at the second advent, the Lord of the Second Advent as the True Parents will bring in and restore hundreds of thousands and even millions of families on the horizontal level. Of course, we have been proceeding toward the goal of restoring the world, but you do not have to tackle the world’s problems; those are far too big. All you have to do is pay attention to your own clan. Then you will inherit the right of influence based upon my victory over the nation and world. The key to the victory is with me. I am the victor on all levels: the Adam kingdom, family kingdom, national kingdom and world kingdom. All you need to do is bring your own clan, then the restoration of the world will be accomplished.
Here is the analogy: I not only restored the historical failures of humanity, but made the complete foundation intact. It is a good tree, with perfected roots; but the tree has no branches or twigs. The center root, center trunk and center bud all are connected to me, so all you need to do is create lots of branches and twigs. These form the complete mainstream, the center root, trunk, branch and center bud. By this analogy, all we need to do is add the branches. This is a perfect tree. Do you follow? Once you connect, then everybody will resurrect. All that was created for tens of thousands of years around the world will in a short time resurrect and be living again.
Our mission is to proclaim the Messiah
After he reappears, the Lord of the Second Advent will find Eve’s nation, Cain’s nation and Abel’s nation again. England, France and Italy have been enemies to each other; I will restore this. For the first time in history, these enemy nations will come to America, help America and make America more united. Such a thing has never been witnessed before in history. Never before have we seen countries saving an enemy country, as these countries have come to save America.
Therefore, America now stands with the precious chance to restore everything they were to have done but failed in the past, not only once but twice. Now America can be restored and continue to prosper, through United to Serve America and the Women’s Federation for World Peace. America is the representative of the Christian civilization realm; it is the bride’s country and bride’s religion. We have all often heard that Christianity is the religion in the position of the bride who is to meet the bridegroom. That bridegroom is the Lord of the Second Advent who is to come. They had one chance to meet the groom, and they failed. But now the time has come around and they are in the position to meet him again, so they had better succeed this time.
By doing that, Americans restore the mission which they failed, to serve for the sake of the whole world. By successfully completing their mission now, and by continuing to work for the sake of the world, they are made alive again. Now is their second chance. America had better realize the real meaning and value of the Unification Church, and they will, too, centering on Mother. She recreates or re-establishes the foundation God realized in 1945 at the victorious end of World War II, centering on America. It failed, but now it is arranged again. The whole world now is in position to get in touch directly with Rev. Moon. Until now, Mother has been following me like a shadow. Now, the whole world is in the perfect place and time to meet the groom; all brides are about to meet the groom. We are in that time identity. Now Mother is in the position to stand with me, not following, not just tagging along, but with an equal foundation. Therefore, I established the Women’s Federation for World Peace and proclaimed the equality of women and the liberation of women. During this time, during the forty years from 1952 until 1992, Mother has made the entire unified foundation to reach out to the whole world, like me.
It seems like a casual thing, as if I could say at any time, “liberation of women.” But the proclamation of the liberation of women means that now women have completed their mission. This is the same foundation the Christians lost forty years ago, and only after restoring that can women successfully meet the bridegroom. Meeting the bridegroom successfully qualifies women to be liberated. That is the position which I am mentioning as having been established.
I prayed for the seven main nations in God’s providence, Korea, Japan, America, Germany, Italy, England and France, continuously for forty years. This phase of the dispensation is what Mother undertook, giving speeches in the seven nations and doing restoration work centering on the seven nations. The religion of the bride failed at the task of engrafting, but now Mother is restoring this failure. She has visited the seven nations, and now she engrafts again and makes the complete foundation which the successful bride’s religion should have accomplished. Only after Mother accomplished that could the liberation of women take place.
After World War II, all the brides were ready to meet the groom. Now we are back in that position. They are approaching the groom. Wherever Mother went, she was welcomed. The women of each country knew the position they are in. This includes the communist countries of Russia, China and, by March, North Korea. Mother will be going there and delivering the speech about God. The founding rally was April 10, 1992, and within one year’s time, by the end of March 1993, Mother will accomplish the historically successful completion of this mission. She will re-graft that for which humanity lost the chance in 1945.
Now you can go back and proclaim the Messiahship in your own tribe and in your own home. Shout it out and speak it more frequently than you have eaten in your past lifetime. More than you moved your mouths to chew food, you should speak the proclamation this time. I want you to move your mouths. It is not your own life about which I am concerned, but the hundreds of thousands of lives which must be saved through you. Of course, by doing that, you will live, too.
Talk and talk, even in your sleep, talk about the Messiah and the proclamation of True Parents. Record on tape that people must believe in the Messiah and meet the Messiah before they can live again; otherwise they will perish. Pray that proclamation over and over again, continuously throughout all twenty-four hours. “There is a new Messiah coming; find out about it!” It is the True Parents, “TP,” and the True Nation, “TN.” To understand the possibility of saving the nation, people must understand about parents. The reappearance of the Lord of the Second Advent means that now he has completed the perfection of his family. The two accomplishments are synonymous. From them, the new era follows automatically.
The family that Adam began in the Garden of Eden should have continued directly into heaven, but that did not happen. Now the new family appears, and this original, completed, perfected family begins the new era. We can call this the Completed Testament age on the world level. Do you follow? (Yes.) As we can well imagine, Satan is getting more and more numb. He is witnessing the beginning of mass numbers of blessed families. We can have thirty-six million, even three hundred sixty million blessed families; I do not mind. The fallen world is now erased, the restored world is now complete; this means there is a one hundred eighty degree difference now from the past, and wherever we go there is heaven. First, we have to quickly transfer lineage, transfer ownership and transfer the realm of heart from that of Satan into that of God.
True love is the key foundation. Through true love we live for the sake of others rather than for the sake of self. In the satanic world, everyone lives for the sake of “me.” Is that the same orientation as ours or is it one hundred eighty degrees different? (Different.) We live for the sake of whom? (Others.) Living for the sake of others means that the family lives for the clan; for the race, which has hundreds of thousands of families in it; for the nation, which has a lot of races in it; and for the world, which has a lot of nations and therefore millions and millions of families in it. Families sacrifice for the sake of the clan, the clan sacrifices for the sake of the race and country, and the race and country sacrifice for the sake of the world. In that way, the smaller one will sacrifice for the larger objective in God. All the spirit world will practice this, without exception; since we practice it here, they naturally practice it there. Thus, everywhere we go it is our domain, because it is God’s domain.
Would you American blessed couples like me to visit your blessed home? (Yes.) To visit or to stay? (Stay.) Why? (Because we love you.) Yes, because you love me, but how did you come to love me? You are not that good. It is because I loved you so much. With or without you knowing, I opened up your way, not only the individual way, but the family way, and even the clan’s way and nation’s way. God loved the world, and so He gave the Messiah. The Messiah is necessary for you, on earth and in the spirit world. Therefore, we are all going in one direction.
We passed beyond the New Testament, because the wall of tribal messiahship has been surmounted, and now is the time for reaching out. The era of the Completed Testament means that without further indemnity of any kind, I can send out the tribal messiahs. Then every person and family can return to God, return to the kingdom of heaven, and partake in the kingship of the kingdom of God, by becoming one with a tribal messiah. It is a wondrous thing which is happening. Everyone in your home can be restored and connected to the kingdom of heaven; even your physical parents, who gave birth to you physically but still remain in the fallen world, can be connected to God Himself instantaneously. Everywhere you go you can make this happen, without indemnity.
Now, God is no longer restricted in His freedom to appear; God can go anywhere, following tribal messiahs. God can go and God can come; this never happened before in history. For the first time since He created Adam’s family, God can live in there. He can stay there if He wishes, or He can go somewhere else. He can travel as much as He wants, to any country. With all the different tribal messiahs, He can do the same. That means He can go everywhere, in and out, as He pleases; He can dominate with absolute love and put everything under His dominion.
God is everywhere now, so every place cannot help but become the kingdom of heaven. The unified world, centering on God, can connect on every level: the unified family level, unified nation, unified world and unified cosmos level. Do you understand? God can go back freely through that point of connection. Until now, Satan made many walls, protecting his own world. Now we can tear the walls down all over the world, tear them down and be completely free. Centering on the tribal messiahs connecting to their tribes, all families will connect after God goes everywhere. Every family and every individual will connect, everywhere. That is the original ideal of God on the earth. Now He is forming the body of a complete nation. How wonderful an age we are living in now! Amen! (Amen!)
The main thing is that we now can freely live with God. There are four realms of heart and three kingships. How can we create the family? This is the blessed couples’ family mission. This is the last terminal, our destination. So it is clear. This can connect with God everywhere, from the individual foundation, to the family and all over the world, in heaven, too. This is the completion of liberation.
Those who can create the brilliant blessed families in the new age of the Completed Testament, raise your hands. It is no problem, and you understand clearly now. (Yes.) Once you understand, making it happen is no problem. That is your mission; not my mission. Until now, God was helping you and I was helping you. Now you understand, and so you can do it, no problem. You do not need God, you do not need_ (Laughter.) It is true! Liberate God and True Parents. Do you understand? (Yes!) Clear, clear.
[Col. Han prayed and Father made additional comments:]
The Women’s Federation rallies are completed in all the states, are they not? (Yes.) Mrs. Spurgin, we must begin from the state level. After you do the states, you come down lower and lower, to the county level and to the actual physical family level.
Cain and Abel return to the mother’s womb and then eventually become one with Father. With this condition, then, Father has new, original sons and daughters, namely you. You must first become one with the Mother, then come to Father, and then return to the position of being reborn in the position correlative to Father’s own physical children. Obviously it is not possible physically, but conditionally it is possible, and God will accept the condition, based upon true love. It is just like you are returning into Father’s body before being conceived as a fetus. Do you understand? You have to travel back and connect with true love. It is like electricity from a generator, traveling around a circuit, going back and completing the cycle. One time you have to do that. That is the true meaning of “to be born again” in true love and Father.
Later on the wife and children will come to obey the husband. This must happen before you really can enter the kingdom of heaven. So, this will be the predominant pattern in the Unification Church in the future: centering on the mother, the children will become one and eventually come to the father. So the family is the basic unit, not the individual. Be blessed and then do tribal messiahship, connect them back to the mother as children, and return to the father. Mother is the real entity of the Holy Spirit, but she is not a spirit, she is a physical mother.
What a time to be living on the face of the earth! As I said repeatedly, it is not strange, yet it is wondrous, that even the son of Premier and Mrs. Deng, and the second generation in China, all like me. No one taught them; no one told them to do that. Kim Il Sung’s son is no exception. It is all due to the Principle.
Women should not rest, even though you worked hard until now. Until now, the man played the key role in the dispensational recovery, but now is the time of the woman’s role, which is much more important. The men took the rule of the world, and always they messed things up. Now it is up to the women, by Principle, to really start working and make it a successful world. Once you become one with me, you can do it; the women will become successful. This is the real solution to the world’s problems.
Divine Principle points in one direction; everything is consistent. Unification begins within each one of us, in the mind and body relationship. Upon Unification faith can come peace, happiness and freedom. American Unificationists should know that. True freedom involves the mind and body. How can we make the foundation of freedom? The mind and body have to unite. The problem is “me.” The ideal world is the unification world. You will get freedom and peace in the ideal world. The Unification Church should be teaching that to all people.
Edited for Today’s World.