The Value Of Blessed Families
Sun Myung Moon
December 18, 1999
East Garden, New York
Father’s Words to leaders on True Parents’ return to the USA from South America on December 18, 1999; Rev. Peter Kim interpreting.
You must experience self-realization based on how significant and precious blessed families are. You are not ordinary people on the street. Blessed couples have emerged as the completion of God’s history of restoration, a history in which God put so many saints and sages through the restoration course. Blessed couples have come and they must take responsibility for the restoration course. So you must absolutely live up to the standard of my teachings. You must understand the value of blessed couples because the husband and wife of a blessed couple are the fruit of six thousand years of God’s history of restoration. Think of how much suffering God has gone through to establish such couples. Now there is no heavenly nation because God had to begin with one family and build from that foundation. Without having a blessed family, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God on earth. That is why you pray in your own name. In your name you give your official report to God. You bring God to your own family level.
Originally in the Garden, Adam and Eve should have perfected themselves and invited God to their family level and lived with Him and given Him reports of what they were doing. Now is the time for you to reach that level by the grace of True Parents. In your prayer you should therefore invite God to your family level and give a report. Then God can deal with all the blessed couples in the world on an equal basis, receiving all their reports.
This is possible only through True Parents. We are in a great transition period. My sweat, tears and effort have restored the failures in the history of restoration. I succeeded in taking every step and as a result you have the blessing of being called blessed families. Centering on this, you have to offer absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. All the blessed families of the world, no matter how far distant, are interconnected by an invisible rope of absolute faith, love and obedience. As long as you maintain that absolute faith, love and obedience, Satan cannot cut the rope.
Adam and Eve were to have built such a relationship originally. If you have this absolute faith love and obedience in our daily life, as they were to have done, reporting to and centering everything on True Parents, then True Parents will become the center of your marriage. Then you will remain intact as a blessed couple. This is the meaning of the era of the fourth Adam. In order to do that, we have to secure the true blood lineage. Parents and children should have the same blood lineage. This is why I have given mottoes about the elimination of the satanic blood lineage these past few years. There is only one thing we must absolutely keep intact: the true blood lineage. To be true siblings, we have to have the same parents. This blood lineage centering on true love from True Parents unites us around the world as one family. To maintain this, you must deny, yourselves in absolute self-negation. On that foundation, the vertical relationship can stand. Then the rope connecting all blessed couples around the world can remain without being cut by Satan.
Being the president of a university is nothing in relation to keeping one’s true blood lineage. Only by keeping the lineage can we have the luxury of having a blessed family. The blessed family is the unit by which we develop our true love relationship with God and True Parents. Even Jesus went to the cross because of the fall of man, and True Parents’ course also has been one of agony and suffering because of the fallen lineage. But True Parents have won every fight on the way, and so we have blessed families all over the world. Therefore, you have to have absolute confidence in your blessed family life. Blessed families are the most precious thing for God, Jesus and True Parents to see. The value of the blessed family is greater than the value of anything you can imagine in the universe. Nothing can cony pare with it, from the beginning of the creation to the very end of history. Nothing can replace it. I have established God’s true lineage through the blessed families. On that basis, the entire universe has no choice but to accept and cooperate. Judaism or any Christian church can claim a certain role in God’s providence, but they are secondary and tertiary in their purposes, compared to the establishment of blessed families.
You have to realize the value of the blessed family in your daily life. It is more valuable than anything in the universe because it is here God establishes the true blood lineage. On your ohm, you would never be able to reach this position. That is why True Father alone took the responsibility to establish the international educational headquarters in Jardim and invited all the blessed families to go through education there. I provided this education in order to make the foundation to unify north and south, east and west, and Catholicism and Protestantism. It is to rectify all imbalances and create unification. The educated blessed couples should emerge with a new understanding that in our life of faith we have to go through stages, not just make a quantum leap. You have to start as individuals and go through every stage by giving ourselves for the sake of others. In that way you can inherit True Parents’ tradition, love, life and lineage. On that basis you can go anywhere in the world, be at home and offer yourselves in the place of True Parents. This is why you have to fulfill the responsibility to make the Total Living Offering. By so doing, you go through the process of self-negation. Then as True Parents go over the worldwide hill, you are engrafted to us, even as a small branch. Thus you will go over into the era of the fourth Adam. Then you inherit what I have achieved, and you should do whatever I do from now.
You will have to go down to the zero point through love, at which point you do not have any self-centeredness. We will form tribes centering on the blessed families. The seven-year course from 1997-2003 is equivalent to 1945-1952, during which I could have restored the world by giving the blessing to all the Christian couples and other religions’ couples too. It was postponed then, but now it is actually taking place.
In 1945, I was in the position of the manifestation of the perfection of the elder son restored from the satanic world. Because of the failure of Christianity, everything was lost. This 40-year postponement took place, and from 1997, that seven-year course began again. Then at the end of the third year of this course, I inaugurated the realm of the fourth Adam so that there would be no satanic interference. Also, I proclaimed elder sonship, parentship and kingship, based on my having paid the indemnity to bring these key positions back to God.
From this point, centering on True Parents, our responsibility is to restore elder sonship on our own, parentship on the world level, and kingship on the cosmic level. Centering on England as the Eve nation at the end of World War II, the father nation and elder son nation worked hard and realized the victory. This should have borne fruit through the acceptance of True Parents. So True Father took responsibility and restored all the conditions and we are here. Now in the last stage, in the era of the fourth Adam, with the physical world and spirit world united together, True Father is in the position to establish kingship.
The three nations have become one, Korea, Japan and America. Due to this, I have restored the foundation that was lost after World War II by the declaration of the unity of the father, mother and elder son nations. Because of that foundation, and its declaration to the world, we have a substantial foundation for blessed families to go back to their hometowns and start building the substantial Kingdom of God on earth, centering on their own families.
After World War II, the three allied and three axis nations plus Korea, seven nations in all, should have been the foundation to build the Kingdom of God on earth. Centering on Korea, the two sets of three nations should have united. But that was lost and is now restored. On this victory I could declare the era of the fourth Adam, so we can build the Kingdom of God on earth now. This seven-year course beginning 1997 is the one during which we have to liberate and bless whatever remnants of satanic lineage there are, so there is no trace of Satan.
The elder sonship, parentship and kingship should be substantiated by and belong to blessed families. Establishing them is our privilege. Representing the blessed families, we need a blessed nation that can substantiate the realm of the father, mother and elder son on the national level.
I will give detailed instructions on how to build your tribe now. Only those blessed couples who go through Jardim and make the Living Offering will go out to the three nations, Korea, Japan and America. They will relocate in those countries. They should have restored 180 families of their own tribe. When True Father starts to build tribes in these nations, then 7 times 180 families (1,260) will belong to each blessed family. This will be your tribe and that place will be your own eternal home town. In that providence, there is no concept of difference of race or nationality When you establish that much of a foundation, the 1,260 families will honor you as the parent or even king of that tribe.
Before the whites arrived in the Americas, God was the owner. The arrival of the whites led to the deaths of many of the native people. Is it possible to build such a kingdom on that foundation? Remember, Korea, Japan and America once were enemy nations, even during World War II. Now, I am connecting these three enemy nations. I was in the position to do this after World War II, but everything was lost at that time. I was in the wilderness, and I finally fulfilled these new blessings and we are part of it and should feel eternally grateful. The world is full of family problems and youth problems. They have no option but to turn to Principle teachings.
In particular those blessed couples who went through the 40 days and have made the Living Offering should be prepared to move. I have said this many times; every time I went to Jardim. I asked you to pack and be ready to go at anytime. Leave your assets behind and let them belong to God: If you take them with you, you will carry the label of an invader and exploiter. But if you leave the wealth behind,
True Parents in South America True Parents were in South America for more than half of December. On their arrival in Brazil on December 1, they went to Fuerte Olimpo and prayed at the Original Holy Ground. They then spent a day in Jardim taking photographs with the families attending the Ideal Family Education you will be able to eliminate that label because your descendants will be able to discover the sacrifices that you made.
This is the era of total liberation, absolute equality, and brotherhood and sisterhood. Those who are willing to practice this, raise both your hands. True Parents have our own responsibility to carry out so I have sent the True Children to UTS, so they can qualify. Over the past 40 years, I planted seeds in various areas. They are like the tears of True Parents, so we cannot sell them without True Parents’ permission. I have invested in every area of human life, including the ocean, machinery, sales, culture, media and art. This is the preparation. Many people tried to get rid of them, but I said no.
In America and elsewhere, whatever I have established is my seed, so we should not take it lightly. For example, East Garden, the hotel in Uruguay, and the palace at Chung Pyung Lake were all established. You built everything based upon my inspiration, so these are like my seeds. This refers to every one of the institutions. Historically, True Parents offered all these foundations to God. So please understand how I want to deal with these projects and properties. In the future, people will find out I laid these foundations for the sake of the blessed couples.
[Edited for Today’s World]