Truth is My Sword, Volume II
by Bo Hi Pak
Chapter 15 We Are Going to Create the Miracle of the Century
New York, New York
January 19, 1976
The Bicentennial God Bless America Festival held at Yankee Stadium on June 1, 1976, was the culmination of numerous outreach projects, conferences for parents, and a public service clean-the-streets campaign. During the months prior to June 1, Dr. Pak inspired the membership to understand the spiritual significance and importance of the rally. Dr. Pak's absolute conviction and joy is inherited by the members as he explains that the work they are doing for the God Bless America Festival will allow them to become co-creators of the universe.
This gathering is equivalent to the gathering of thousands of Unification Church members throughout the world. Truly the forthcoming God Bless America Festival is going to be created under the spiritual guidance and with the heart and soul of our True Parents. We are like a bridge to the heart, soul, life, and spirit from Reverend Moon to every nation of our movement. We know that God is with us. Father won the victory, and we are the ones to transmit that victory to all of the world.
Unification Church members think that we are the minority. Everywhere we are pushed into corners. Everywhere we meet negative people. Everywhere we are faced with negative press. This has become the daily diet of the Unification Church. So we often think that we are on the verge of being overrun. But I want you to know that this world is but a small portion of God's creation, a small portion of the cosmos. Our Parents have won the rest of it-the entire history, the entire spirit world, and entire heart of God. No matter what negativity we face, just laugh at it! Smile at it! In due course, we'll lick it. It's just a matter of time.
We are grateful that God has given us this little opportunity to claim some worthiness in His sight. If God had done everything, we would have nothing to do. We would be begging for glory. He is giving us a chance to work so that we can claim some victory on earth. Instead of begging for glory, we can be entitled to it. God wants to have worthy sons and daughters with whom He can share all His glory. You must look at it in that positive way. The whole universe has been won; a little tiny bit is left to us to finish. Let's say God is building a brick wall. Ninety-nine layers have been completed, and just one more brick will complete the wall. God wants us to pick up that one brick and put it in the right place in the wall. Then He will say: "You and I completed it." What a wonderful title God is going to give us: co-creator of the universe! Co-creator of man!
The most important thing we have to do is have absolute conviction and positive thinking. For 24 hours every day, we must be bubbling with enthusiasm. Second, we must consider that the world where we are doing battle is not the main world. The subject world is the spirit world. The destiny of the world has already been determined. In due course that victory in the spirit world will be transmitted to this world. We cannot fail. In spirit world redemption has been claimed. The head of the serpent is crushed; this world is merely the tail. There is no chance for that serpent to be revived.
We must today clearly perceive the victory. That is the first purpose of this meeting. Already the victory is there. You must see it, you must touch it, you must feel it.
My job is to give you the feeling of utmost conviction and absolute positivity. We can do it. We can win. We have already won. Your thinking can be translated into visible situations. Your thinking is everything. Father has not one dot of doubt about his mission. I've been following him for almost 20 years, and not even for one split second did I glimpse that he was doubtful about his mission. What you think is what you are; what you think will show in an external way. How much victory you conceive of shall be translated into Yankee Stadium.
For this meeting I would like to excite you with the dream of this God Bless America Festival. We must make "God Bless America" and "Reverend Moon" synonymous in the hearts of every American. If we do this through Yankee Stadium, then we have consummated our mission. Americans have heard so much about Reverend Moon but much of it is negative. Many people earnestly want to know "Who is Reverend Moon? What is he trying to do?" The Yankee Stadium crusade is going to give a clear-cut image and answer to the American public. Who is Reverend Moon? He is the one who brings "God Bless America." I never doubt for a moment that this will do it. It will present Father correctly to the American public so that he will gain acceptance from the government down. This is our purpose. Acceptance. Proclamation is not enough. Two thousand years ago there was proclamation, but no acceptance. We have proclamation; we must have acceptance. The God Bless America Festival is for acceptance of Father. Through this supernatural, super-racial, patriotic, humanitarian, embracing, God-centered movement, we can do it. We can achieve the goal of acceptance. Remember the word "acceptance."
When you speak to the American public, always think, "How did I present Father's name? Did I do well? Did I increase his kingdom or close another door?" Either you are opening a door or closing a door. Which one? With our every action we must open doors. Father must be appreciated by Americans. At the end of Yankee Stadium, we want to hear the majority of Americans saying, "We need him here in America." If Americans speak this simple conclusion at the end of Yankee Stadium, we are successful.
We do not look like giants, but inside every one of us is a diamond. Our capability is shining like diamonds. All we have to do is put our diamonds together into one cohesive working harmony to bring a tremendous outcome. All together we are going to create the miracle of the century. Yankee Stadium will be the first miracle of the third century of the history of America!
Let us have great ambition for God. Ambition is a God-given gift, wrong only when it is self-centered. Father is the most ambitious man under the sun. He would like to accomplish the greatest victory possible for God before his earthly life is over. We are joining with him as co-crusaders for the greatest victory here on earth.
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