Blessing And Ideal Family (Part 1)
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
4) In Order To Be Born Again
Consider Jesus giving the bridegroom's love, united with the Holy Spirit giving love as his bride: that love must become my bone and flesh. That is, "I am in you and you are in me." According to these words of Jesus, unless the foundation of heartistic love is established, there is no rebirth. You may say you need to be born again, but in order for you to be born again you need to love Jesus more than anyone. Satan's dominion is based on satanic love, so you must realize that unless your work of God-centered love is on a higher level than that of satanic love, there is no way for you to connect to God. This is the suffering course and difficult road which religious people must go. Christians love Jesus every day and wait for His second coming with their whole heart. Didn't they cry for 2,000 years, "Oh come, Lord and Bridegroom Jesus"? Unless you come out of your body, with your hearts torn apart and your bones melted, you are in a situation of not knowing whether your spirit is inside or outside of your body. Only if you are able to communicate or relate to God or Jesus will the Holy Spirit come. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, the event of giving birth to a spirit baby happens. Have you had this experience? If you have no experience such as that, you are still the children of the satanic world. Even now, you must understand that you have a base for Satan's accusations. In this state a person cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven; he or she goes to hell.
Maybe the work of changing the blood lineage is done by the Messiah, but the art of changing yourself is the work of no one other than yourself. Unless this is accomplished, you cannot advance on the road to salvation. It does not happen easily; you must face and overcome life and death situations. Unless you do forty days' prayer, fast, or face the near-fatal situation in which you are vomiting blood, the change of blood lineage might not be possible.
Jesus said to his followers, "Whoever wants to follow me must give his life and bear the cross. Those who want to live will lose their life and those who lose their life for my sake will gain their life." Without craving life in the satanic world, in front of God's will, my blood, flesh and bones will be burned and made into powder. The smell will be so wonderful. When shaken throughout the heavens and earth, one who loves God and the universe like that will not go to hell. He can live forever.
"With all your heart and effort, you must love the Lord your God," is the same as saying there is no excuse for selfishness. This means that we must maintain the whole purpose, for the public, and that individual things are not tolerated. That is, with all your heart, will and being, you must love the Lord your God, as is said in the first commandment. This is to be public from the absolute position.
From the absolute position, to be public means that "self" does not exist. You represent the whole, and that representation should be made subject. Because this world belongs to Satan's sovereignty, Satan represents the whole as the center of existence. We must attend God as our absolute subject. In this, you cannot have the idea of "self." When you have a notion of "self," Satan's condition for accusation always remains. From the position of denying the self, centering on the absolute subject, the mind and body and external things must become one. From this position, you must make offerings.
Jesus said to Nicodemus, "Unless you are born again, you cannot enter heaven." The self which lived until now must be denied historically. No matter how much you give reasons that you are good and that you do many good works, "self" must be denied.
Because of the fall, there is no possibility of avoiding this. Ours is the life of denial, denying living and even denying death.
All of humankind who were born before the birth of True Mother were born meaninglessly. That is the reason we must engraft to Jesus and go back into Jesus' bone marrow, then become husband and wife and be born again through the Holy Spirit. Because you are born out of false love, you need to be born again through true love. Christianity emphasizes love for this reason.
In unity with Jesus, love is the only thing needed, not truth or righteousness. Before life, love is needed. Love goes beyond history and transcends distance and space.
Centering on love, God wanted to unite the original human beings. Unless you forget about your own suffering and longing for love, you cannot jump to the original human level.
When you have the heart which loves God and the creation, you can eliminate fallen love. Progress comes only if the pursuit of the original standard is stronger than the love of man and woman. Further, you must love God absolutely, make a goal that has personal value centering on the love which re-creates, and go forward. It is like that because of the fall into unprincipled love. Human beings fell to a level of love centering on pride and on the self. That is why only when we have God's original love can we go for. ward. Your desire to reach the perfection of yourself must be stronger than the heart of a young man and woman dating; only then can you go up to the perfection level. Unless your love for God digests satanic love, you cannot go up. That is why I am teaching you to adore God and the coming of the ideal groom, the Lord. This is the meaning of the 2,000 years of Christian celibate life, waiting for the groom in the bride's position. Christians do not understand this content.
If your love for God does not surpass the love of a worldly husband and wife, parents and children, and patriots for the nation, how can you become the sons and daughters of God? In order to become the true sons and daughters of God, first of all, God, the spirit world, and your descendants on the earth all must praise you. The sum of three must be accomplished. After three points are connected, an area is created. Two points form only a line and this is insufficient.
The human fall happened by not believing God, so we must believe the Lord of the Second Coming and follow him. After following him, what are you going to do? You must make the nest for love. Isn't this simple? After that, you must substantially and heartistically become one with Jesus, the bridegroom. Then, all things must be restored. By doing this, the positions of God, True Parents and True Children appear, for which God hoped at the beginning of the world. That place is appearing in the universe; from this point, the new heaven and earth are opening.
Although the contents of each of your blood lineages and backgrounds are different, in order to resemble the True Parents you need to do the engrafting work. If you do not engraft, it cannot be done. In order to engraft, you must complete your indemnity course. Because it started from the parents, it must be solved through the parents. Because Adam and Eve could not become the true parents, but became instead the false parents, God had to search until today for the true parents. The images of the bridegroom and bride and the Feast of the Lamb at the time of the Second Coming refer to the search for the true parents.
Everyone, you cannot make conditions without going through the True Parents. Although you go out to a region to pioneer, then become a district leader and fulfill your mission, you might make the condition without centering on the True Parents. Everything must be connected to the True Parents. Only by working and getting results in relation to the True Parents can you harvest the results for heaven. Otherwise, you cannot harvest for heaven. That is how you receive salvation in the Completed Testament Age. Before longing for worldly things, you must long for the True Parents. That is the responsibility of the children. Does the one who tongs for his wife first qualify as a son? The child grows up in the parent's nest and thinks its parents are the number one favored people. This is the principle. Even if you receive the Blessing in the future, you must make relations with your spouse only after making relations with his or her parents. Before anything, you must long for parents. You should feel that without parents there is no night or day or world and that your own existence has no value. A heart of love and adoration for your parents should dominate your daily life. After that, you can be a son and daughter of Heaven. After going through that course of life, you can welcome your spouse as your husband or wife. Without going through the course, how can you welcome your husband or wife?
First of all, you really need to long for the parents. My motivation for life is the True Parents. My entire hope is True Parents, all my ideal and the base of my happiness is True Parents. Unless you attend the True Parents with this standard, you cannot find salvation. Have you attended the True Parents like that? You are false. You must understand this clearly. That is why you must have faith so strong as to go beyond your existence. Think, "I am a son or daughter who is becoming one with the True Parent eternally." Unless you incarnate this thought, you cannot do it.
You cannot attend True Parents alone. You need to have your reciprocal partner, either a man or woman. In case you are alone, you must get help from one in the position of Adam. So you offer and return something to the parents and by that you win parents' love and you can connect the blood relationship to your descendants. This is how you can connect the foundation of love to your bloodline, which is the valuable content of the relationship of attendance. Attend the True Parents with the intensity of the blood-related reciprocal standard of value; if you do otherwise, you cannot attend. You must know about this.
The starting point of faith in the Unification Church is the realization that you are the son or daughter of God. This is centering on God's love, restoring the position of children.
In order to become a true filial child, you must pass through the heart of parents. After entering the Unification Church, to know the Father you must enter the world of heart.
Leaders and missionaries should enter into this heart. Many times during the day, while you are walking, without being conscious of it, you are crying because of God's heart. Such a church can only prosper.
Doing your absolute best in the place of heart, you and the Teacher can become one in the world of heart and everything can be one. Heart transcends distance, transcends the environment and transcends history. Also, it can shorten the time period.
Therefore, you must be in the position of Teacher. If I am sad, you must feel sad. We must breathe together. If I am breathing out, you are inhaling. Unite with me and do things with the right heart.
You are having hard times, but you are going the way of restoration. We are going this way because you and I know God. You may have complaints or grudges, but because you know God you cannot hate. Is this a bad thing? Because of not knowing God, everything is destroyed, communism spreads throughout our world and Christianity breaks down into pieces. Is knowing God a sin? No matter how miserable you are, this way of life is very valuable. No matter what is breaking down, do it with your best effort and go the best way.
It is the same in searching for the truth. Unlike in other Christian churches, just reading the Bible does not make it. Think about the many ways you must use your observation as a scientist. Finding the Principle requires the scientific method. Thinking about that, Teacher found many things, didn't I?
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