My First Encounter with Jesus

My First Encounter with Jesus

Sun Myung Moon
Compiled by Katsumi Kambashi
May 22, 2012

In the past, we have learned that Father had met Jesus on April 17, 1936 during Easter week, who asked Father to succeed to his mission. However, since last year Father differently explained his first encounter with Jesus, and I would like to organize and share those words.

Father met Jesus on his 17th birthday. Jesus came to Father to take him to the Blessing Marriage, and Father didn’t know by that time the “Blessing” means the “marriage.” Father said,

“In February when I was 17 years old, Jesus came to me saying ‘Mr. Yong Myung Moon. Let’s go to the Blessing.’ I didn’t know the term Blessing meant marriage at the time.” (Cheon Jeong Gung on 3. 18 HC / May. 8, 2012)

In the beginning Father couldn’t figure out if it was Jesus. Father’s main concern then was the separation of the God of Night and the God of Day, which he mentions every time he talks about his encounter with Jesus. Father said,

“When I was 17 years old, Jesus came to me calling ‘Mr. Yong Myung Moon. Let’s go to receive the Blessing.’ I said (raising his voice) ‘너 누구야 이 자식아! / Who are you, bastard! You are talking about the Blessing without knowing anything. Do you know the God of Night and the God of Day, you bastard?’ He replied ‘I don’t care what you know, but I appear to you because the time has come. If I can’t (take you), I can’t help but continue until I find (someone else).'” (Cheon Jeong Gung on 11.10 HC / Dec. 4, 2011)

Jesus knew Father’s name, and had in his mind a person as the bride for Father. Father said,

“When I was 17 years old in February, Jesus, without solving the problem of the God of Night and the God of Day, came to me and said ‘Mr. Yong Myung Moon.’ He knew my name.’ (Cheon Jeong Gung on 2. 25 HC / Mar. 17, 2012)

“The God of Night and the God of Day couldn’t have the wedding ceremony yet. Jesus’ spirit appeared to a boy called Yong Myung Moon when he was 17 years old. He knew my name. Jesus said to me, ‘Let’s go receive the Blessing.’ It was in February that we met each other for the first time, but those were his first words to me. (Raising his voice) ‘이 자식, 너 누구야! (You bastard! Who are you?) Do you know the God of Night and the God of Day have been separate? How dare you come to me saying such a thing?’ (Jesus said) ‘I have been preparing this and there has been a person in my mind as your wife.’ I was 17 years old, and didn’t decide that time (나 결정 안했어)” (Cheon Jeong Gung on 2. 12 HC / Mar. 4, 2012)

As I said above, the main issue Father entertained at that time was the separation of the God of Day and the God of Night. Father challenged Jesus on this issue when they met each other for the first time as follows:

“When I was 17 years old, a guy who called himself Jesus came to me saying, ‘Mr. Yong Myung Moon!’ I said, ‘What?’ He continued to say, ‘Now we need to go to the marriage ceremony. Let’s go to the Blessing.’ I said, ‘With whom? How can it happen?’ He said, ‘If you want, God might give you a spouse. Let’s go.’ Then I asked (raising his voice), ‘Do you know that the God of Night and the God of Day have been separated?’ If there is only one Absolute God, this world shouldn’t have been like this. There shouldn’t have been the judgment by the flood at Noah’s time and there shouldn’t have been the words that there will be the judgment by fire in the Last Days. The God of Night and the God of Day have been separated, and they aren’t united. Since I had known that, I said, ‘The Bible says whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name, but why can’t you do that by being united with each other, having the authority of the Creator, and standing in the position of the owner?'” “(At “Korean People’s Rally to Support the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind,” held in Korea on Jan. 8, 2012)

It seems Jesus didn’t have an answer to Father’s question and so Father went even to the spirit world to talk more with Jesus about it. Father said,

“On my 17th birthday, Jesus came to me saying “Be my substitute.” I said ‘Who are you? I am a person who knows the God of Night and the God of Day have been in conflict against each other. Who are you? Identify yourself.’ Then he ran away from me. So I went to the spirit world to find and meet him, and said “If I need to be so, why don’t you tell me that you had been trained to be able to unify the God of Night and the God of Day! What is this?’ And why couldn’t he do that? It is because nobody can teach the foundation and the will of True Parents.” (Cheong Ah Camp at Chung Pyung on 8.17 HC / Sept. 14, 2011)

Why then did Jesus appear to Father when he was 17 years old? It is because Adam and Eve fell when they were 17 years old and to indemnify their failure Jesus was to be Blessed at that age (Father mentioned this before in his official speech). Therefore, he was 17 years old when Father was contacted with Jesus. Father said,

“The fall took place in February when Adam was 17 years old.” (Cheon Hwa Gung, Las Vegas (3. 25 HC / Apr. 15, 2012)

“How did God’s younger brother, which is Adam’s younger brother, fall? It was February when (Eve) was 17 years old just before marriage.” (At “Korean People’s Rally to Support the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind,” held in Korea on Jan. 8, 2012)

That’s why it was not by accident when Father met Jesus at the age of 17.

“Do you know when I encountered Jesus? It was in February when I was 17 years old by Korean count. It is not that the Second Messiah can come to appear when he wanted.” (Cheon Hwa Gung on 3.16 HC / April 6, 2012)

Why then is it 2010 that Father has started to talk his Blessing Marriage initiated by Jesus at that time together with strong emphasis of the unsolved issue of the separation of the God of Night and the God of Day which he had held in his mind even before he met Jesus?

For us to fully understand it, I think we need more words from Father, but I believe this is directly related with the Foundation Day when True Parents have the Blessing Marriage (of the completion stage). I would like to share the following Father’s words for reference:

“When did the God of Night and the God of Day become separate? It was in February when Adam and Eve were 17 years old.” (Cheon Hwa Gung, Las Vegas on 3. 25 HC / Apr. 15, 2012)

“As of now people didn’t know Heavenly Mother.” (Cheon Jeong Gung on 3. 23 HC / May. 13, 2012)

“God has not accomplished the feat of His creation (창조의 위업 / 創造의偉業) yet.” (Cheon Jeong Gung on 3.4 H.C. / Mar. 25, 2012)

“God wasn’t finished with His creation. The individual perfection of the creation (개인창조완성) wasn’t done yet. The Perfection of a couple wasn’t done yet. These must be done.” (King Garden on 3. 5 H.C. / Mar. 26, 2012)