Age of Father-Son Cooperation
Sun Myung Moon
November 11, 2000
Father gave this speech on November 11, 2000, during a 40-day Ocean Providence workshop held on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai for mainly second generation participants.
The most important thing you must understand from this speech is that the responsibility of women in the providence is a weighty one. The purpose of God’s providence has been to find Adam before Eve, and the purpose of finding Adam was to make him God’s tree of life, so that he could multiply the seeds of love. God needed a woman who could multiply His seeds of love through Adam.
Nevertheless, God’s seeds were lost in Adam’s family. Cain killed Abel, which led to the fall of Adam’s family. Abel was supposed to raise Adam’s descendents on this earth. Because of the fall of Adam’s family centering on Cain and Abel, families throughout the entire world also have lost their true seeds. So the providential history of salvation has been God’s recreation and raising of the seeds that were lost in Adam’s family.
For this purpose, many religions came into existence to support God and pioneer the creation of an environment in which His seed could sprout and be substantiated in one true man through whom all the different cultures and nations in the world could be unified. All religions basically teach people to be filial sons and daughters at home, to be loyal subjects in their countries, to be saints in the world and holy sons and daughters in the cosmos. This is because the way of restoration is to find a seed that is not fallen, and can therefore go beyond the individual, family and even the cosmic level of the fallen world.
A seed cannot grow by itself, however. The seed of a man cannot grow by itself. It needs a woman; it needs a mother. That is why the age of mother-son cooperation has been necessary.
Women have not received true love from their husbands. Instead, they have had to endure their share of suffering throughout history while embracing their sons. They have struggled as, without being aware of it, they have tried to find the way that their son could reach the standard of Abel.
Although neither mothers nor their sons have understood their destinies, history has been filled with the sacrifice of women enduring suffering and persecution while embracing and raising their sons and daughters, in order to pass through the eight stages from the time of their being in the mother’s womb.
Until now, mothers have suffered for their children. They have gone through the suffering of battling Satan on the worldwide level throughout history. Throughout providential history, they have been going through the course of raising their sons. Mothers and Cain who had been estranged made unity. They have worked hard to fill in that hole of indemnity.
In the course of the providence of salvation, women have sacrificed themselves for their sons and daughters even while they were being trampled by men and the archangelic world. You must understand that tens and thousands of women have walked this sacrificial path while being manipulated, beaten and torn asunder.
Mother-son cooperation has been absolutely necessary, as is clear from the history of the chosen people. You know that struggles between Esau and Jacob, Perez and Zerah, and then Zechariah’s family and Joseph’s family centering on Mary had to be overcome. The external indemnity was accomplished through Esau and Jacob; the internal indemnity was completed through Perez and Zerah. And at the time of Jesus, the mothers and sons and daughters should have become one through Mary and Zechariah but this ended in failure because the mothers did not understand this principle.
That is why Mary should have maintained an absolute standard towards Jesus even if it meant sacrificing everything she had including her life. Mary should not have had a relationship with any man after Jesus was conceived. She should have sheltered her son and overcome any persecution brought on by men from the satanic world under Judaic law, but she failed to do so.
Thus, after Jesus’ crucifixion, the Holy Spirit came to this earth and acted as a spiritual parent to the world. Just as Christianity was formed through the substantial entity of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came in the position of the mother, to connect to the history of the substantial standard that was set up centering on Jesus based on the spiritual standard of the nation of Israel, a nation that was lost. That is why the providence of heaven and earth were separated but nobody understood this.
After Jesus’ crucifixion, the Holy Spirit appeared in Israel and, in the mother’s position, has been raising people until now. The providence of the Second Advent has progressed to the global level having gone beyond the national level. The providence of the Second Advent originated not from the West but from the East. History is changing direction.
The difference between the Eastern and Western cultures is that the East is more spiritual and internal whereas the West is more material and external. If you compare the East and the West, the East is more masculine, while the West is more feminine. They are relative. That is why Christianity came into being and inherited the religious realm in the West. In Eastern thought, however, ancestors are revered. They honor their ancestors and they revere God. In the Last Days all of this will be lost. Christianity will lose the spirit of serving God and will be despised as women have been despised throughout history. Christianity is a religion in the position of the bride; therefore it is the mother religion.
What we have to understand here is that the age of mother-son cooperation should pass to the age of father-son cooperation. Up until now, men have manipulated women, but now is the time when a true man, who has never fallen, should come to this world and protect women.
By this I mean that women have been responsible for restoring the bloodline in the fallen world before the coming of the Second Advent, but now the world is facing the Last Days, the time when all the women of the world can meet and serve the Second Advent, who is in the position of the True Father.
Therefore, all the women of the world have carried out mother-son cooperation even while Satan opposed them, but now they must turn to the true Adam since he has come in the position of dominating Satan. Why must they turn towards him? That is why we have the term, Total Living Offering. There has never been a father who could restore the relative world in which women had struggled to restore what was lost because of Eve, and restore Eve, Cain and Abel, who were lost in the Garden of Eden. Satan, standing at the center, had controlled them and opposed them until now.
Satan’s control must be completely severed. That is why when the Last Days come, women in the world will have economic power. The United States is a good example of this. Since the end of World War II, women were restored. America is in the position of a queen (awaiting the king), but she drove away her husband to be (the True Father). Now she must kick away the archangelic realm to return to her true husband with all her belongings. All women must kick away the archangelic realm and in a spiritual sense become brides of the Second Advent. True Mother represents all these women. When Mother can stand as the representative of all women through her family, the descendents through God’s love can establish a new original family by overcoming the obstacles of this world. This then elevates True Mother to the top of this world.
By Mother completely severing her ties to the satanic world and returning to the heavenly side, God can directly plant the seeds of love in the original family in the garden of Eden. Likewise, True Parents came to this earth to connect those born as the seeds of true love in this age to the merit of those who have overcome persecution throughout time. True Parents’ Holy Wedding was the first step to create a family similar to Adam’s family on the global level and that indeed was the marriage supper of the lamb.
The birth of my own children meant the age of father-son cooperation had arrived. The age of mother and son devolved into the age of father and son. Up until the time True Parents came into being, mothers raising their sons had to persevere through persecution. Since True Parents’ own children were born centered on God, the mother no longer need do so. The age of the mother and son became the age of the father and son.
Therefore, Satan cannot lay hands on the sons and daughters who were born from the True Parents, since True Mother came into being centering on True Father, who in turn came into being through God. Thus, the direct and complete seed of love was substantiated in the family and this enabled the father and son to be connected directly.
There is no need for a mother here. There is no need for indemnity. The age of mother-son cooperation is gone for good; now we can stand in the highest position of the realm of liberation where the bloodline of God, the True Father and his true son can be connected.
I have blessed saints with evil people. Since the True Parents have the authority to break down the walls between heaven and earth, the wrongs in my family can be forgiven. We are now in the age where all faults can be completely resolved. I have to finish everything I came to do by the time I am eighty years old. You cannot be God’s and True Parents’ direct children without having gone through the eight stages. It is quite a fearful fact. I am not making this up. Women who are in the position of attending the living True Parents must not think self-centeredly. Women have to live sacrificially, based on the original root that is the seed of true life. If they live self-centeredly, it will be as if they are recommitting the fall, which has been indemnified.
You must realize how many women have been sacrificed in the period that called for mother-son cooperation throughout the Old and the New Testament ages. Finally, this providence has begun in the East to fill in the deep gap between the East and the West that is greater than the deepest valley and tallest mountains, higher than the Himalayas and Mt. Everest. Everything in this long history needs to be indemnified.
Korea has a long history. The people of Korea have suffered the most. The Chinese culture was created by the early Koreans that the Chinese call the Eastern bandits. The bone and shell inscriptions that were the predecessors to Chinese characters are actually ancient Korean. These are indications that the Koreans are a superior people.
The peninsula is shaped like a man’s sexual organ. It has always been the bridge that has connected civilizations of the Pacific, such as Japan’s, with those on the continent. The Italian peninsula, Greek peninsula, and Indian peninsula have likewise played this role as a bridge.
In that respect, the Koreans are a superior people. There is no other people with a greater language and culture than the Korean people, as these relate to God. No other nation has anything approaching the accumulated revelations that have been received in Korea; no other nation has surpassed Korea in terms of serving God. Korea has served God through Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and state authority. In this way everything was connected.
With this standard I was born and came this way to save mother. It is no longer the age of mother-son cooperation. The sons in the age of mother-son cooperation are the Archangel’s sons, not the sons of Heaven. That must be indemnified. The Archangel has manipulated women through love until now.
Women’s earnest wish has been that they meet true ideal husbands. Without meeting a true husband, a woman cannot receive God’s original seed of life. They cannot receive that seed without indemnity. Can you imagine what kind of suffering lives women have endured during the past two thousand years, while trying to raise their sons and daughters properly and waiting for the Second Coming as his brides, as Christians? St. Augustine’s mother was the one who saved him from his degenerate lifestyle. Thanks to his mother, St. Augustine became an exemplary figure in Catholicism. Mothers were behind the history of the Protestants as well. The suffering and tears of mothers have filled the valley of Christian history. This had to continue until the Second Advent, the true bridegroom is born on this earth and becomes mature enough to be married in the Holy Wedding.
The Second Advent must connect himself to the worldwide spiritual foundation of Cain and Abel made through the struggles of the first, second and third world wars. When he substantiates the worldwide spiritual foundation in his own life, the age of mother-son cooperation moves on to the age of father-son cooperation. In order to do this, the mothers must withdraw. Thus, the age is coming where the son born through the mother from the age of indemnity can inherit from the father who comes from the age of direct dominion.
The man, not the woman, holds the seed of life. You must know that a woman cannot ignore her husband as long as she raises her husband’s baby and loves the child. This goes for all mothers. This is the final conclusion.
The era of mother-son cooperation is different from the era of father-son cooperation. In the time of father-son cooperation, women who want to bear the seed of true life have to absolutely obey their husbands. Going beyond all the sacrifices women had to make throughout history, women have to set the right path of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience towards their original true husbands.
Who has to do this? God set up this absolute standard when He created Adam and Eve; the women in the age of indemnity must be the first to put this into practice. Women who had destroyed everything must do their duty of absolutely believing, loving and obeying their husbands. Thus, women can stand in the position of receiving God’s infinite blessing by overcoming the hills of resentment through her husband.
God has embraced women for the sake of true love but they must absolutely obey God in order to stand in a position of his object. I’m saying this for Mother.
Today I am teaching you all of this. Do you understand? The age of mother-son cooperation is followed by the age of father-son cooperation. This is the end. The age of cooperation between mother and son is over; we have entered the age of cooperation between father and son. Therefore, although she had not cooperated in this, Mother can receive all the blessings that are the fruit of women having paid indemnity throughout history just by maintaining the standard of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience.
After receiving the blessing, you must never think of other women or other men, not even in your dreams. Who will raise all those women in the streets? You need to build bridges there. That is why until now, mothers have not known about this age. God and True Parents alone have known the sadness of the fathers and mothers of prostitutes. Do you know what kind of agony God must have felt to embrace and love His children who are being abused in the satanic world? You have to know these things.
You need to understand clearly that the age of mother-son cooperation has moved on to the age of father-son cooperation. True Parents have finished paying indemnity. They paid indemnity for women and Christians who did not fulfill their responsibilities and set the tradition so that you can move from the age of mother- son cooperation to the age of father-son cooperation with the words of the Principle. That is the only way we can arrive at a clean conclusion.
The daughters in the age of the father-son cooperation must know that they are blessed in this historical age of God’s liberation and must be able to pass it on in gratitude. That is why I have called you here today to buy you something nice to remember this day. You must value the things we bought you today and take good care of it to pass it on to your descendants. You have the responsibility of raising children and making them unite with their father. You have a dual responsibility.
There is no indemnity now. All you need to do is wipe clean your horizontal life, raise your sons and daughters and enter the age of father-son cooperation. There is no indemnity. Since this is the time for us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth and in Heaven within the realm liberated by God and True Parents, who ultimately desire true liberty for the world, we are having the Transition of the Three Ages Four Position Foundation Registration Unification Blessing Ceremony in Chung Pyung. Everything is included in these words.
We need to overturn the three ages, the Old, New Completed Testament Ages. We are in a great transition period. You are not standing in a four-position foundation, you were to be registered into a four-position foundation, but it was all lost. The age of mother-son cooperation is over. We have gone from the family in the satanic world to the unification of North and South Korea, all the way to the United Nations[*em]to the top.
President Bush must listen to me now. If not, I will work through the United Nations. Americans, get rid of the thought that the democratic world will conquer the rest of the world. Democracy is dead. Democratic countries fight amongst themselves and create a lot of noise. It is over.
This, what happened in the presidential election in America, is a sign that our time is coming. True Father is in the position of the king of the family, the king of the nation and will advance to the position of the king of this world. It is vertically connected. Once the United States acknowledges the value of blessed families, we can create a unified world centering on the United Nations. We have come to such an important time.
Hawaii is the place where Japan and the United States can be unified. So I passed through all four islands, the big Island (the island of Hawaii), Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. When I look at the four islands, I think of how to embrace the United States and Japan.
During World War II, Japan attacked Hawaii. Japan must indemnify that. She should gain back what was lost, through True Parents and in the position of a mother. Japan’s attack on the United States can be explained as Satan’s mother having tried to occupy the heavenly archangelic world, the Christian cultural realm. Although Japan perished then, Father came and regained the mother’s position on the heavenly side for her .
You can understand that what I am trying to accomplish has not changed. There has only ever been one direction.