Day of Victory of Love – Guidance On Meaning Of The Pledge
Sun Myung Moon
January 2, 2007
Choeng Joong Goong – Original Peace Palace and Museum, Chung Pyung, Korea
Notes: Michael Jenkins
Simultaneous translation: Kentoku Hamasaka and others
Editors: Louise Strait and Jim Flynn
Note: These notes are taken from a simultaneous translation. Simultaneous translation is done in summary form and depends greatly on the translator’s ability to communicate the essence of the message. These cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication on Rev. Moon’s words. However they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message.
Today and tomorrow we will have a workshop for all leaders. You must stand clear in fulfilling your responsibility as a true family. By 2013 we must fulfill the first, second, third, and fourth Israel. By that time Satan will have to completely vanish, and all angels will take their proper positions.
This is why the Abel-type United Nations must fulfill its responsibility to bring about the true United Nations. You still have struggles between your mind and body, right? The satanic lineage must be cleansed. This is the root of the problem. All problems spread from this point to the trunk, the branches, and the leaves.
Nothing exists only for its own sake, but only for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. You were born from the seed of your parents. Everything must connect with God through the original lineage.
When we talk about teenage years, we are talking about the time between ages 18 – 24. These are critical years in the formation of your life. The cells of your body are primed to have your first child before 24. From age 25 – 52 you should concentrate on having your family. I lost the chance to have a festival with my parents and family. 100 years =4 x 25. Three fourths of the 25-year periods are complete in my life.
When you talk about pure lineage, think about bamboo, which lives for 65 -70 years. You can tell by the knots how many years it has lived. Bamboo grows quick, straight, and flexible; yet it is strong. The qualities of bamboo are characteristic of our lineage. It has the tenacity to last for 80 to 100 years.
The pine is a straight tree that is resilient even in the wind and storm. Be like a pine tree. It also resembles the topography of the area it grows in. The pine tree grows straight, representing virtue. Even in winter snows the pine tree stays the same. The pine tree in Lebanon is rounder and has more bends in the trunk. It is very different from the pine trees in Korea.
We have to go through the eight stages of the individual, family, tribe, clan, people, nation, world, God.
How can you bring two into one? Through love. God’s strategy is to love your enemy. Originally the unity of dual characteristics of Adam and Eve should be like two hands with palms together and fingers stretching out, mirroring each other. Because of the Fall, they became like two hands stretched out, with palms down. Not twins, but two separate beings.
We have the situation of two of my children who are in spirit world — my son Hee Jin (advancement of joy) and my daughter Hye Jin (advancement of grace). Adam failed; that is why Hee Jin was offered first as a son. His mother was the adopted daughter of a missionary. At that time Ewha Women’s University was receiving money from the Methodist church in America. The university president was quite anxious to keep the money coming, so she expelled any students who were joining the Unification Church. Our daughter Hye Jin went to spirit world at that time. Mr. Shin’s son Na Young, who went to spirit world, was blessed with Hye jin. (Father is standing up every leader whose family was blessed to True Parents’ children that went to the spirit world.) Hye Jin’s father-in-law was saved eight times during the Korean War.
Father called on Mr. Shin to give a testimony. Then he called on Rev. Chae Hee Lee to testify.
Rev. Chae Hee Lee
It had been 40 years since Father had come to Canada, exactly 40 years to the day. Toronto hosted True Parents and True Family during the world tours. When Dr. Yang called and said that we had to host 12 events on the same day for the world tour of the True Family, our members had faith. We did it — all on the same day.
Canada has been designated a continent by True Father. On July 14th in Geneva Father said we must make 12 tribes and develop the world into 12 regions. Ca-Na-Da sounds like the first three characters of the Japanese alphabet. (Ca Na Da Ra) It is a nation that completed the four position foundation. On April 17, 1998, Easter Sunday (also my birthday) Father designated America as the elder son nation and designated Taiwan, the Philippines and Canada as daughter nations.
What is the most important thing for Unification Church? (True Parents). More important than those restoration positions of savior and messiah are True Parents. More important than True Parents is God. There is only one nation that calls God Hana Nim. – Do you know God? Do you know what He does? Do you know where your relationship with God begins? How can you measure or evaluate your relationship with God?
What was the most important thing? Lineage! This world has all kinds of false lineages but until now never had true lineages. We need to have a standard. We must have a world in which we can live together with True Parents. The family is essential for this. What is a family? It is about the Family Pledge. The Chinese character for a family indicates an alliance. The Family Pledge means to bring all families into one. The first thing to unify all families is one language. When we think of the Family Pledge, we must pledge to live in that culture and fulfill the Family Pledge. We must have one spoken language. Should that language be used on earth or primarily in the spirit world? If human beings had not fallen, would we need a family pledge? Everything connected to heaven and earth must know the contents of the Family Pledge. This is our guide. We say the words liberation and complete freedom, but how do we achieve it? What is the most important thing in our Family Pledge? Love is the key point of the whole Family Pledge. How important is the Family Pledge? It is more precious than anything. It is priceless; nothing in the world can be exchanged for it. What does the Family Pledge have to do with you? If it has something to do with you, then you will be fine.
How many nations have risen and fallen throughout history? When can we bring order to all those families, tribes, and nations? We can see that all these things are still unclear with the five founders. Even though the five founders taught so much, they didn’t have the Family Pledge. Is the Family Pledge absolutely needed on the earth or in the spirit world? It is needed on the earth.
1. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to seek our original homeland and build the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, the original ideal of creation, by centering on true love.
We are seeking after our original homeland.
2. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to represent and become central to heaven and earth by attending God and True Parents; we pledge to perfect the dutiful family way of filial sons and daughters in our family, patriots in our nation, saints in the world, and divine sons and daughters in heaven and earth, by centering on true love.
The second pledge is that we become a filial son or daughter in the family, patriot and a saint in the world, and fourth, the divine son and daughter.
3. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to perfect the Four Great Realms of Heart, the Three Great Kingships and the Realm of the Royal Family, by centering on true love.
When the male and female come together, then God’s seed can take root and form the family. That is the basis of the four realms of heart. This was never possible because the lineage was never established and the four realms of heart could not be realized. This is the realm of the royal family. Everything is connected to God’s lineage. That creates a realm that encompasses the universe. How, then, can you become the universal family? I gave you a family, but you don’t know that value of God’s seed. The fruit that comes from this seed is equal to the value of the pure seed. With the four great realms of heart, you can have the three great blessings.
What are the three generations that we speak about? The first three verses are the foundation for the remaining five. Cain and Abel should unite as one. There should be no conflict in any area. The third and fourth generation should be internal and external. The third and fourth generation can form the next generations of the family. For Adam’s family this means their sons and daughters must be blessed. God’s dual characteristics must be manifested in God’s body and throughout the family. All will go through four stages: formation, growth, completion and perfection. Each of the first three stages has three stages, adding up to the number nine. Three stages give us nine. The perfection level is 10, and then God is on top of that. That is the number 11.
Probably 80 percent of your fallen nature remains. Some only have 3 percent nature of goodness. How will we deal with the fallen nature? Did you finish the indemnity conditions to overcome the individual level? I have been there and have overcome all of these levels and am seeking to engraft everyone to this foundation. Still, many have no connection to this. Thousands and thousands of times I had to go into the deepest hell of humanity and overcome everything. Otherwise I could not establish the Family Pledge.
Servant of servant, servant, illegitimate son, adopted son, son of the direct lineage (five stages) five and five must come together. At 27 I began my most severe battles. It was at the most difficult time. The spirit world was against me, God didn’t believe in me, I wasn’t even sure myself where I stood. The world didn’t even know that the lineage was stained. Everyone and everything was opposing me. Myriads of levels of the spirit world directly opposed everything.
Don’t you all want to become the messiah? You have to have something that will prove that you are qualified. You have to win Satan’s stamp of approval. Do you have that stamp? This is a most important matter. Who lost the four great realms of heart? The archangel. The Old Testament Age, the New Testament Age, and the Completed Testament Age — did you complete these stages? If you didn’t fulfill your responsibility, then you can’t fulfill your role in the spirit world.
Satan knows how serious the seed is. Satan is aggressively attacking God’s lineage. We must inherit God’s holy lineage. Satan totally opposed this ferociously. Without building the correct foundation, all will be lost. Now you have to master and understand the Family Pledge. If you don’t, you will be empty handed. People may think that I am getting old; however, I am totally clear. God’s children have to be resurrected by me. Knowing this, it becomes impossible for me to sleep and eat. Satan has his claws on everything and tries not to let go. Layers and layers of attachments are there from the satanic world.
Don’t you think that Adam and Eve were inside of God’s womb when they were born? When a mother gives birth to a baby, it is as if she is going to die. So much comes out besides the baby. When women are giving birth, they must have a strong constitution to push the baby out. There are many women who pledged they would give up their lives for God. That is the heart that is necessary. Some thought they would be the greatest mother and give birth to the greatest son.
I suffered so many attacks from Satan to become the True Parent. Sometimes I cried for 12 hours. Knowing God’s heart, I couldn’t smile. In Hungnam I couldn’t smile for three years. Satan wanted to destroy me totally. Because of Satan, because of Adam and Eve our mind and body are divided.
I feel sometimes like I have to make a cave, as though I have to live in the Himalayan Mountains for 10,000 years because no one understands. I think about the way of the cross. Even if I bequeath everything to you, will you understand? This is to be one unified culture, one unified heart and one unified realm. That is the way of true sons and daughters. I have to pour out everything, whether you can understand it or not.
Today is the 7th year of Cheon Il Guk. I did my best — I made my conditions. If I pray now, my eyes don’t close. What kind of content can I pray for? I have fulfilled everything. I have to bequeath everything to you. When I think about that, I feel a little nervous. Will you understand?
We have to become the citizens of the heavenly nation. We must be as pure as crystal. There are many who attack me. There were those that prayed for my death. I have to go and save even those people.
I had to overcome all temptations. When I go someplace and there are people who are against me in heart, what should I do? Should I kick out Satan’s clan?
4. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to build the universal family encompassing heaven and earth, which is God’s ideal of creation, and perfect the world of freedom, peace, unity and happiness, by centering on true love.
This is about creating one universal family.
5. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to strive every day to advance the unification of the spirit world and the physical world as subject and object partners, by centering on true love.
Strive for the unification of spirit world and physical world. We pledge to become one family and bring that to humanity.
6. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges to become a family that moves heavenly fortune by embodying God and True Parents, and to perfect a family that conveys Heaven’s blessing to our community, by centering on true love.
This applies to bringing the blessing to the tribe and the nation.
7. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges, through living for the sake of others, to perfect the world based on the culture of heart, which is rooted in the original lineage, by centering on true love. Living for the sake of others creates the culture of heart.
I went out to the world from Korea for 34 years and won the victory against all odds. We must change everything. You may continue your mission for 3 – 6 or 8 months more, but everything is going to change. You must reach out. You must go through the rural areas and three districts within the nations and also have missions in three different countries. There were three archangels to unite with Adam and Eve.
Now is the time to tell everyone to come back to the church. Drastic things are about to occur and they will be protected in the church.
Previously we had to have three spiritual children. Now we must witness to our relatives. We are going to do an interracial marriage blessing. We are going to bless beyond boundaries. Children between enemy nations must be blessed. Americans and Russians should be blessed together. Otherwise when they die and go to the spirit world the enemy spirit will remain. Without opening your mind, you cannot go to heaven. You must have three generations blessed and must enter the 12 pearly gates. To solve that problem, I am now praying to forgive the unforgivable.
8. Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk, pledges, having entered the Completed Testament Age, to achieve the ideal of God and human beings united in love through absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, and to perfect the realm of liberation and complete freedom in the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, by centering on true love.
You must be united in love. You must perfect the realm of love and have complete freedom. You have to be able to liberate God and True Parents. This must all be rectified by absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience. Not one person can remain in hell. No one can go before God with the crime that he has committed written on his chest. God wants to be free. This is for the liberation of God. God wants to be free to relate with all of His children.
The families of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Completed Testament ages must be liberated. The savior must be able to save the world. He must save everything. If the religious spheres are still in conflict, it will not work. Then what comes after that? All these things must come together. There cannot be haves and have-nots.
People cannot come in proportion to rich and poor. There must be sharing of all. In the spirit world you can go anywhere you want and live in any way according to heaven if you perfect yourself. We have to go out and reach all the people. We must reach everyone.
There was to be just one great family. All possessions will be shared fairly. No one will be supreme above others. Those who want to remain in hate may have a terrible consequence with nature.
Currently there are 11 peace messages, and there may be a 12th peace message. (Father held up the book of peace messages – 168 pages.)
All creation will come together now. Birds cry out when they are hungry, they cry out for their children, they sing when they are happy. If we understand this, we can draw the creation unto us.
Father speaks to the wives of the 5 religious founders
I gave you a place at Silver Town, didn’t I? (Silver Town is a facility for senior citizens, constructed near the Chung Pyung Training Center.) I want you there so Mother and I can take you with us as we visit other areas.
Every day you must attend the king and queen of peace. Do you understand? You must be stronger in faith than Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
The era of my responsibility is gone. You must be responsible for one nation. Uniting Cain and Abel together, we must go over all boundaries.