Significance of Chil Il Jeol
Sun Myung Moon
July 1, 2009
Declaration Day of God’s Eternal Blessing
19th Chil Il Jeol
Declaration Day of God’s Eternal Blessing was held on July 1, 1991 in the International Training Center at Hannam-dong, Korea. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary on July 1, 2000 the name was changed to “Declaration Day of the Victory of God’s Eternal Blessing.” It marked the day True Parents could proclaim the beginning of the providence of allowing blessed families to inherit the realm of victory of True Parents who had completed their responsibility throughout both the vertical and horizontal eight stages.
True Parents have perfected the three great blessings and thereby completed their portion of responsibility as the True Parents by establishing the standard for the restoration of the three rights “the cosmic right of the eldest son, the right of the parent, and kingship” by the end of June 1991. Thus, they formed the foundation for entering the realm of God’s direct dominion. On the victorious foundation of having restoring the number six, represented by the months from January to June, and which symbolizes the 6,000 years of history, they declared Chil Il Jeol at 7:00 am on July 1 at the Hannam-dong International Training Center.
It is written in Genesis 2:2, “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” Through this declaration, God’s Sabbath was established. God’s blessing was now eternal and unwavering. In that light, the “Declaration Day of God’s Eternal Blessing” was designated as the seventh Holy Day. Through this victory we entered an era when the enemy could not remain in True Parents’ presence and when they could do anything they wished if they went forth centering on true love.
In declaring Chil Il Jeol, True Parents explained that the era indicating the responsibility of the parent had come to an end, opening the era of the children’s responsibility. This era refers to the era when blessed families, as tribal messiahs, inherit True Parents’ realm of victory. At the time of the declaration of Chil Il Jeol, all blessed families worldwide began their mission as tribal messiahs. Thus, this day is also called the Tribal Messiah Declaration Day.
Before designating Chil Il Jeol, True Parents had all blessed families submit the “Tribal Messiah Activity Application Form” and emphasized “Do not forget that all blessed families without exception have the mission to establish the realm of victory in which Satan is immobilized, by establishing the standard of restoring the right of the eldest son, the right of the parent, and kingship “lost by Adam and Eve” in their families according to their connection with heaven.”