The Blessing Ceremony Based on the Complete Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
Sun Myung Moon
October 14, 2010
The Blessing Ceremony was held on October 10, 2010 (solar). October has a special meaning of the “month of liberation” in the heavenly providence. It was the month for the big preparation for the upcoming providence. Through the blessing, True Parents proclaimed that we entered into a completely new step of the providence.
On September 3 (heavenly calendar) of the first year of Cheon Gi (October 10, 2010 solar), the “10.14 Blessing Ceremony Based on the Complete Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind” was held with more than 30,000 brides and bridegrooms and their congratulators attending on the lawn of Sun Moon University.
Before the blessing ceremony, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, the International President of the Unification Church, held a press conference and explained the meaning and value of the blessing this time.
In the beginning of the blessing ceremony, the Lovin’ Life band, which is active in North America, enhanced the atmosphere of the blessing through beautiful music and songs.
A special feature of the blessing this time was the process of matching of good men and women. Pure applicants who absolutely wanted True Parents’ matching were given the freedom to select their spouse by themselves in front of True Parents.
Rev. Peter Kim spoke about the providential meaning of the matching process, “At the matching process of the blessing this time, True Parents did not directly do matching. They authorized applicants to decide their spouses by themselves in front of True Parents. This means that we entered into the age of direct dominion in which Adam and Eve before the fall could directly decide their spouse in front of God. We can say that it is a stupendous blessing.” He emphasized that God’s providence entered into a new step. — (From excerpts of the official website of the Unification Church in Korea)
Rev. In Jin Moon talked about the surprising grace in her sermon at Lovin’ Life Ministries on October 17. She emphasized the importance of the responsibility of our blessed families. She recommended that we make a “mission statement” of the family in order to clarify the direction of the family for the parents and children. It will play the role of a compass for the family.
A Proclamation of the New Providence
A Report by Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, the Continental Director of North America, who directly attended True Parents, reported on True Parents as follows at a conference call on November 2: “The place True Parents stay is the HQ of the world providence. True Parents are really healthy and make a special condition every day. A few days ago, they did Hoon Dok Hae from 1:00 am to 4:00 am.
After a brief rest, they went out for fishing at 5:30 am to make a condition of sincere devotion.
Also, True Parents will hold the ceremony of the 51st True Children’s Day and the 23rd Foundation Day for the Unified Nation of Heaven and Earth at Cheon Hwa Gung in Las Vegas on October 1 (heavenly calendar). True Parents gave many providential directions here in America.”
The Starting Point of the American Providence: Ocean Providence
True Parents advance God’s providence for the past, present and future. True Parents made the present foundation through making a condition at the risk of their lives in America, which represented Christianity in the world and stood in the position of the Second Israel. In particular, True Parents started the Ocean Providence in America in earnest in the 1980s.
In order to fulfill the heavenly-called responsibility of America, the Elder Son Nation, I think, we should go back to the starting point. It is also the starting point which True Parents are showing us by setting a personal example.
You should think about where this movement started from. Forty years ago I was all by myself. There were no friends, no house, no money, no organization. I was completely alone. There were no brothers, no family, no parents. They didn’t understand. My parents worried about me. They thought, “Oh, our son was a very capable man, but he is going in a strange direction.” Who then was the only ally that I had? Sometimes I was at the point where I cried out, “Even by myself, I will never give up.” Then, God became my sole ally and only God was with me. That was the beginning point.
Today, if you consider that God is your only ally, then don’t worry about your future. God will guide you and protect you. That is the key, That is the most important thing. You can compete with God saying, “God, if you are going to get up at four o’clock in the morning, I will get up at three o’clock. I will beat you by an hour.” And you can say, “God, if you want to sweat, then I want to shed tears and sweat, not just sweat.” You know the story about the Gloucester campaign. When I was going out at four o’clock in the morning, some of the fishermen started to go out earlier. Then, I went out even earlier until finally I was leaving at one o’clock in the morning, and staying out all night. Then, they couldn’t compete anymore. We won Gloucester that way, we won their respect in that way.
The parent is always the one who works until later, works harder and begins earlier. It is the parent’s heart which wants the children to rest while the parent wants to do more and prepare for the next thing. The parental heart always wants to take care and watch over everything until the last moment. You thought that you were getting up early, but I tell you, before you got up, God was already there ahead of you. When you realize that God is always one step ahead of you, you cannot get tired. You cannot just give up. You always feel, “I want to comfort God,” but God is already there giving you comfort. With this understanding you just want to make every effort to alleviate God’s heart. With this kind of heart and mind, you will march forward and you will never fail.
This is the testimony which I am giving to you. I have been living this testimony throughout my entire life, over and over. I still have the goal that I want to grab this nation, turn it and bring it back to God. It is like a dream, but this dream will come true. — (From “The Way of the Ocean” in God’s Will and the Ocean, p.297-298)
October 2010 (heavenly calendar) started, and True Parents are giving a limitless blessing to America, the Elder Son Nation. Now is the time when we should offer absolute faith to the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. It is the time when we should march forward strongly and bravely through the life of the “Settlement at Noon.” Let’s sincerely read the 8 textbooks and teaching materials which True Parents gave us. Let’s offer this month of November to heaven as the representatives of True Parents!