3rd Anniversary of the Coronation Ceremony for the Kingship of God
January 4, 2004 at 7:00 am
Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center, Korea
Rev. Kwak, as master of ceremonies, explained about the importance of this day saying that originally Adam and Eve should have held their marriage ceremony before God as the son and daughter of God, and become parents. So this would have been the day that the ideal of creation would have been completed. So it could be the day of True Parents and True Children and all humankind could perfect themselves. And this would also signify the Day of All True Things. But because of the fall everything was reversed and the course of indemnity had to be followed. In this course, beginning with True Children’s Day everything was set up — True God’s Day, True Parents’ Day and the Day of All True Things. Now with the coronation of God’s Kingship and the coronation of the King of the Blessed Families, starting this day we will celebrate God’s Day and 4 other major holidays in one day. Actually if the ideal of creation has been achieved we could not separate other events from the Coronation Ceremony, and so there would be no reason to celebrate them separately.
True Parents and True Children then entered the hall. After lightning the candles, True Father prayed. A prayer of report was offered by Rev. Kwak’s family. After True Father’s short speech, True Parents cut the cake. Rev. Kwak led the Hoon Dok Hae by reading True Father’s speech given at the original Coronation Ceremony on January 13, 2001.
A cross section of some of the points Father made in his brief message after Pledge Service:
Fulfill Total Living Offering. Completely purify blood lineage.
No time to rest.
Completely take control of your body, even to the point of [symbolically] cooking it to get rid of Satanic elements.
Body must be able to resonate with the joy and sorrow of God. Stand as representative of True Parents.
If you can understand principles of creation, go beyond limits to achieve a revolution of heart. We must become one with the invisible cosmic True Parents. With God’s omnipotence, He can bring things to pass instantly. You are included in this realm of joy. Stand in front of your ancestors … God’s Kingdom will come …
If your mind and body struggles you cannot become the heir (inheritor) to bring this about.
Form a protective fence/barrier around this ideal.
Forget about position in society. Cut away these things. Separate from Satan — to create a revolution.
1. Substantiate a revolution of indemnity
2. Deny your position and possessions; return possessions to the owner. Cultivate our conscience. Through this revolution of indemnity we begin a revolution of conscience. Always conflicts within the body.
3. Bring about true love. life and lineage — completely aligned with God’s love. life and lineage. Stand as second self and representative of God, as heir who can inherit the ideal of creation. Purify the mind so you can accept God’s command, to restore love that was lost to Satan.
On the foundation of liberation of God’s Fatherland, all these things can come about. The only way to claim material possessions and your body is after the revolution of conscience and heart. Only on the foundation of the 3 points above…
If you understand raise both hands and clap hands towards heaven — formation, growth and completion stage of heart. Take a great leap — stand as a people of the heavenly kingdom. Invest entire being to inherit/achieve this. I am saying these important things today. Pledge before heaven! [Maengsae!]
The conscience must not lose the battle against the body. You must stand as representative of the entire universe.
We have to lament the fact that we have not reached the level of heart, the “settlement of noon” level.
Formation, growth and completion stage revolutions: Revolution of Indemnity Revolution of Conscience Revolution of Heart
Must be able to say these things to your food before you eat it. Take dominion. Do not stray from the course, for the sake of your descendants…
[Father asks everyone to pledge they will follow this way.]
Centered on today, True God’s Day, Day of Victory of Love, the Coronation Ceremony (others may have been mentioned) — I am connecting all these together. You must set a standard with your life.
You have to set the condition before God that you have offered everything. Think of yourselves as religious people — what kind of religious people? Can you inherit the traditions of Christianity, Confucianism, Islam etc.?
Notes by Laurent Ladouce
The 4-day celebration in Chung Pyung ended with a beautiful entertainment, from 11:15 to 12:30. Some very famous Korean singers came for this occasion, especially one lady who is a star here. She came down from stage to be with our members for a while.
All these singers gathered together for the grand finale, which was “Arirang Seurirang”. Father liked it and danced.
Before that, Father and Mother had celebrated the Coronation of God. The Hoon Dok Hae for that was the speech given on January 13, 2001, read by Reverend Kwak.
During his powerful comments, Father spoke very clearly to all of us. He wanted to tell us three points:
1. You need a revolution of indemnity. The mind has to take full control of the body. We should really burn the body, cook the body (Father used these kinds of expression several times during the 4 days, and needless to say, we should not take it literally).
2. Based on this formation stage revolution comes the revolution of the conscience (growth stage).
3. The completion stage is the revolution of the heart.
I want to share these points with you, because they seem to be the central teaching of True Parents as we start a new year.
The year 2004 starts with much Blessing, but also with a warning to all of us. I don’t think that we should take this warning negatively, meaning that disasters or simply bad things may happen to us or to the world. This is not the kind of judgment we can expect. Of course, I may be wrong. I feel that Father is opening a world of limitless Blessing and happiness to all mankind, and it is up to us whether we want to enter this world or not. But this world is very real.
Father wants us to know that there are many Blessings around, based on his victorious foundation. If we cannot unite with True Parents, we shall simply miss the opportunity to change our life, to connect to God. Then, we return to hell, which means living in our small world of self-centerdness.
Father is stimulating our appetite for a life of great spiritual quality, together with the living God and the True Parents. If we unite with pure heart, there is immediate reward and joy for everyone.
Father wants all of us to think of ourselves as second selves of True Parents, and not only as ordinary people who simply “believe” in the True Parents, but whose life remains in the old lineage.
Father is urging us to live a life of faith which is not merely conceptual, but which is very substantial. Of course, we may fear a life of true love, thinking that it means more indemnity, more sacrifice etc. Father surely means living a public life which is really victorious, shining. Of course, it is not easy to make this jump, but Father made a big celebration to let us taste joy and great satisfaction during 4 intense days.
An illustration of the loyalty we should have was given by Reverend Hwang. As he came back from Jerusalem on December 26, Father told him to organize a big seminar in Yeosu for 300 people, by the end of the year.
End of the year means just a few days. Rev. Hwang managed to convince the mayor of Yeosu last Saturday (December 27) to host a big event in his city. The mayor, who is a powerful and conscientious Christian agreed and obeyed. Our members had only one day (Monday 29) to prepare everything.
On December 30, around 500 people came at the venue, the purpose of which was to make a report of the Jerusalem rally.
Father expects us to have this kind of unity with him, to act as his second selves without second thoughts. Our team of 84 people had similar experiences in New York, Korea and Japan on several occasions, like meeting 23 ambassadors in one day on October 13, and later meeting 30 ambassadors in 25 minutes on December 4. We should really believe that some spiritual rockets are pushing us to proclaim urgently. Our life of faith should not remain spiritual, we have to act. ACTION. Father really called us for action.
Really, True Parents expect a lot from all of us in 2004. Let us really proclaim God’s Fatherland and the Era of the Peace Kingdom.
True Parents also give so much love. The awards for the Yut game were quite substantial and the winners of the lottery really got high prizes. 30 people were the winners of the first prize, which includes a car, plus one hundred volumes of Father’s speeches. True Parents give all these things with a very pure and genuine heart. When they give such precious items, they are almost shy and very discrete in a way. I saw it on several occasions. We can feel their parental heart which likes to make other people feel happy.
I think True Parents expect nothing in return. Probably they wish that all of us can become as loving, as public as they are, and they show the example constantly.
Father shares joyful moments with us, as well as hardships. Hoon Dok Hae is hard for everyone, but Father is always there with us for hours and hours, without dozing off or being spaced out. Father constantly shows us that he is not the Messiah we believe in, but the Messiah that we have to become ourselves, otherwise his own life loses much of its meaning.
Father likes to hear reports from people who absolutely follow his instructions and are victorious. He so much enjoys the company of these good-hearted fellows.