Light shined everywhere that God went
Sun Myung Moon
March 23, 2007
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Jeong Gung
Translation of unofficial notes taken by the Unification Church History Compilation Committee
True Parents’ returned to Korea on March 23. They arrived at Cheon Jeong Gung at 2:40 p.m. The official gathering to welcome True Parents back to Korea began at 3:00 p.m.
Summary of Father’s Words
How many days have I been gone? [13 days.]
(True Father instructs Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak and Rev. Sun Jo Hwang to give a report on the event in Hawaii.)
Summary of Rev. Kwak’s report
There is great significance in the fact that Hawaii was the first nation Father visited this year outside of Korea. It was the last place he visited to offer devotion before going to North Korea to meet Kim Il Sung. Its location makes it a bridge between the east and the west. A providentially important event was held in Hawaii this time. It was the Rally to Declare God’s Providence in the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will during which True Father delivered the speech entitled, “A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will: The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.”
True Father’s emphasized to the nations and leaders of the Pacific Rim that they should do everything to fulfill their responsibility in preserving the resources in this area for the future of humanity. True Father considers everything connected with the Pacific realm as a part of the Pacific Rim. In that light, the Pacific Rim hosts a population of about 5 billion people including the people in China, India, the Korean peninsula and central Asia. About 1,000 people gathered to the recent rally including 52 leaders from Korea, 262 leaders of the Jocheongryun, Mindan and Unification Movement in Japan, leaders from America, a delegation from 40 nations of the world, and about 300 local leaders from Hawaii. The president of the Marshall Islands and Palau sent a message congratulating this event and a US senator who was from Hawaii also sent a congratulatory message. Rev. Noman, 7th generation descendant of the Royal Family King Kamaeamaeha who lived in the 18th century, offered a gift to True Father on behalf of all the islands of Hawaii, and gave a royal welcome according to the tradition of the royal family.
In God’s providential history, human civilization began from the rivers and peninsula and should have bore fruit there. Yet, because Jesus faced difficulties human civilization was moved to the Greece-Roman peninsula. The Korean peninsula must now carry out the role of the Italian peninsula at the time of Jesus.
At 07:05 a.m. on March 19, True Father declared the “Era of the Kingdom Encompassing the Civilization of Universal Peace and the Era of My Nation that Transcends Nations Encompassing the Cheon Il Guk Civilization of Peace.” On that day, he asked the participants to become people who could live by the words of the Family Pledge and to live by messages of peace and be free from any censure based on these messages. He also emphasized that they should live according to the words which he declared on March 17.
Summary of Father’s Words
When you observe God’s providence for restoration through indemnity, you can see that God did not miss a single place. Light shined forth in all the places that God went to. It was a golden light. Something was left behind that gave off this light. Something like a firefly. Light shines forth from those places because God invested his love and devotion. That is how He lived. That is why an era of peace and unity will emerge on the earth. If you go to Kodiak or the North Pole, the sun is still up past midnight. It is bright enough to see people even at 1, 2, 3, 4 in the morning. There is no night at that time. You can go out in the morning and fish for 24 hours. Why is that so? It is because the sun is nearby. You have to be like that.
Eden was to become God’s homeland but it did not. We still do not have a place where you can take your children and tell them that you made it for them and that it would become the base for the eternal and everlasting peace kingdom on earth. True Parents do not have a homeland or fatherland which they can be proud of; a land which they can tell their children is the eternal and restored world; a place in which the True Parents can freely disclose their heart. When I said that the era of the kingship of the civilization of universal peace was about to come I meant that we have to create a nation. An era of My Nation that Transcends Nations Encompassing the Cheon Il Guk Civilization of Peace. It hasn’t become our nation yet. There should only be one nation that you can call home. That is what you would call “my nation.”
Where can you find God’s hometown? God does not have a homeland. God’s sorrow can be found in the years He toiled and in His footsteps filled entrenched with sorrow. There you should be able to leave behind a trace of your activities. The Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Israel must be moved. It must be moved centering on the 155 miles of the DMZ.
What do I have to do now? I’ve entrusted everything to you. I entrusted your families, tribe, people, nation, world and heaven and earth to you. The time has passed for the spirit world and physical world to come and asks requests to me. Everything can be brought to an end based on the lessons learned from the providential history of salvation. Those who know must do it. If not they will be caught. Since I knew I have come this far all alone. I wasn’t completely alone.
When I surmounted the difficult points in my life I was able to establish a standard conditionally. I established that condition as what the True Parent had to carry out. Now everything must be systematized. The time for activities to be carried out centering on individuals have passed. Those who think they are the best must go away. Anything that I have done at whim, I can no longer do. But I never really did anything by whim anyway. People have done what they have wanted in the era of individuals. They did whatever they wanted wherever they went no matter what others might say. The time of families, tribes, people and nation have passed. Then we enter the era of liberation and complete freedom. Yet, you must not infringe upon the historical traditions or the standards established based on the principles and laws made by heaven.
Father instructs Rev. Kwak to read the speech he delivered in Hawaii.