Connecting the five seas and the six continents centering on Las
July 25, 2012
Hoon Dok Hae
Ocean Cheon Jeong Gung at Geomundo
Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. — Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs.Yang read Father’s speech from the Sermon of the Rev. Moon volume 54, titled “Proud of the Disciples of Christ in the Completed Testament Age.” The following are excerpts of her reading:
“In Asia, they believe, not ‘rebirth,’ but ‘doctrine of reincarnation (윤회설),’ which comes from Buddhism, which without knowing the whole picture, see the resurrection of the spirit self through earthly people. The spirit self in the spirit world wants to receive benefits through people on earth. That is their demand.
Originally, perfected human beings are a valuable existence which can dominate the angelic world and the whole cosmos. But due to the fall, they fell down by several ranks, and so they must go up to their original state. In that course, they can’t make it at once: they should go up step by step through the course of restoration starting from the individual level to the familial, tribal, racial, national, and the worldwide levels.
In order to go up to a higher level, an indemnity condition must be paid. It can’t be achieved within a couple of days: a certain time period based on the principle number is necessary such as 7 years, 40 years, 70 years or even several centuries. So some spirits, who had helped earthly people, go back to the spirit world on the way without being able to continue to a higher level.
For example, if a spirit self named Paul helped person A but this person couldn’t pay indemnity conditions and make a foundation within a requested period and died, Paul chooses person B and wants to resurrect through that person, in order for him to go up to a higher level. So Paul who resurrects through person B is the same spirit self that could have resurrected through person A. There must be a certain period without fail and the periods are always principle numbers, and if the person B can’t make it, Paul chooses person C for resurrection. Under such circumstances, person A, B or C could say ‘I am Paul,’ and people, by seeing such external phenomena without knowing the whole picture, come to believe the doctrine of reincarnation.
If one believed in Christ individually without forming a family and went to the spirit world, they must resurrect to go to the familial, tribal, national, and worldwide levels. It would take millions of years to accomplish such a course. This applies to Jesus too who has been in paradise. When Jesus resurrected through a certain person, they would say ‘I am Jesus.’ You must know the principle when you see spiritual phenomena.
‘Resurrection’ argued in the Divine Principle exactly fits the reality in the spirit world and it teaches you the formal course in the spirit world. Throughout history, many religious people experienced the spirit world without comprehending how the spirit world works. When you study the principle, don’t learn it just thinking of the logic. You must understand and practice the principle, and make a victorious foundation. For example, after having understood the fact about Noah’s family, Abraham’s family, Moses’ course, and the history of Jesus and the John the Baptist, you need to make indemnity conditions for all of them and restore victorious foundations.
Without standing in the position of winning against Satan by restoring all the failures, we can’t establish God’s will. In the past, central figures in the history of restoration such as Noah, Abraham, Jacob, or Moses didn’t know it. The Second Messiah must restore the failures on individual, familial, tribal,racial and national levels that have occurred in the past.
When you meet and come to believe and follow Christ, what would happen? When he goes through all those levels and reaches perfection, you will receive the benefits on the individual, familial, and tribal levels and go up higher centering on the national level.
When a person on the individual level meets Christ and wants to go up to the familial level, they must pay an indemnity condition on earth. Likewise, those who are on the familial level and want to go up to the tribal level must go through an indemnity course. Consequently, I can say the longer one has been with the Unification church, the more they have paid indemnity conditions. This means the longer you have been with the church, the closer you are to me. Until reaching the national level, we go up vertically, and then we must establish a national structure. But until we reach such a level, we could experience falling down again and again. It is important how we can go beyond the national level and be settled.
Since the Messiah knows how to indemnify history, even if people can’t make indemnity conditions, if they are united with him, the indemnity period could be shortened. When a heavenly nation is settled together with the Messiah, you can imagine how fast the restoration of the whole world can take place. By only having a nation, we can go beyond the paradise level, which is like a waiting room prior to going to the kingdom of heaven. You must understand how important it is to have a nation.
If you don’t have a nation and go to the spirit world, through resurrection, you will be able to save individuals and families and can’t receive aid from solid authority. In other words, you can’t become a qualified person who can fight against Satan. When there is a nation, you can be registered. Have you been registered? You have been registered to the Unification Church but couldn’t do so to a nation yet. Without having a nation, one can’t become a citizen of the nation.
Therefore, the wish of the people in the spirit world is to be able to help the people of the heavenly nation. Once we have such a nation, resurrection of the people of the spirit world can take place horizontally. That means when you make efforts, they will substantially remain eternally. However in the course of finding such a nation, even if one has made great efforts, everything will be gone when they make mistakes. That has actually been repeated in history. In the course of indemnity, everything has been gone, but after having a nation, all the effort people make will remain eternally as their results.
Once we have a nation, we can have our ambassadors in all countries in the world. Once the Unification Church and Christianity are united, we will have the ambassadors, missionary centers, and our church members. Our ambassadors are in Abel’s position and presidents and prime ministers in the countries are in Cain’s position. When Abel’s realm and Cain’s realm become one, they form together one Abel realm. It is God that always helps the Abel realm, and we will be able to invite all the volunteers from the world to develop our nation.”
After the reading Father said,
“I am now connecting the five seas and the six continents centering on Las Vegas.”