The Way of the Spiritual Leader
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Section 1: The Unification Church and Spiritual Phenomena [Part 4]
4. True Parents and the Spirit World
1) True Father Received the Imperial Seal from Heaven
In order to inherit the history of restoration, one has to go to the spirit world and set the standard of having reaped all the victories. In other words, one must unite the spirit world. The savior who comes on that foundation comes as the fruit of the spiritual victory and the beginning of the physical victory. (23-255)
You of today must be able to step forward, ready to become the victors who can judge the world centering on the dispensation by mobilizing countless spirits in heaven. Otherwise, you cannot secure your status as the prince of heaven. I, Teacher Moon of the Unification Church, am someone who has lived his life with that kind of determination. From now on, it will no longer be a problem for me to go through testing and evaluation of heart on the individual level. Moreover, there is no problem on the family, tribe, people, national, and world level. At one time, numerous spirits of the spirit world have staged protests for forty days against me. This is a truth that sounds like some lie, but you should listen carefully. Even Jesus and the twelve disciples did not recognize me. They were saying that Teacher Moon of the Unification Church was ruining the spirit world. While it was they who were the ruination, they who were they accusing . . . So there was a fight that took place to determine whether I am true of false. There was a fight for forty days.
At that time, God did not provide arbitration. His attitude seemed to be that he wanted to see who would prove to be true. So I fought for forty days to bring it to a conclusion. In that fight, I was surely not the loser. When God looked on closely, He found that neither the spirit world nor I was going to yield an inch. So He was forced to arbitrate, because otherwise, the fight would have continued for thousands, or tens of thousands of years.
Now I control the spirit world. Because I have set the condition of having unified the spirit world, I am making plans for the unification of the earthly world. You probably wouldn't understand this just by listening to what I said. When people of the world who are boastful of their own appearance look at me, I might appear to be an insignificant and ignorant person. However, there are also people who can recognize my true value.
In order to become the princes of God, you have to have the unwavering determination to mercilessly cut off all the vestiges of the chaotic world that you find in your heart and spit on them. Without such a mindset, you cannot become the prince of heaven. The reason is that this world is the world of evil that departed by striking God. For this reason, you cannot just abandon this world of disarray. (19-154)
At one time, the whole spirit world was mobilized to write up a letter saying, "Moon so-and-so is the traitor of heaven." What they meant was that from nowhere, some foul and impure man was born. It meant that in a field of stone pears, a true pear was born. So, the whole spirit world rose up in protest. (25-326)
So, in this way, I have met spiritually all of the so-called leaders of denominations in the spirit world, and engaging them in a conflict of the principle, I brought all of them to their knees. Do you understand what this means? [Yes] I know all the secrets of Jesus . . . "When you came to the earth, didn't you fail to accomplish this and this mission?" "How do you know this?" he asked. "How do I know? You were not supposed to die, but because of this and that you passed away." "Yes, it is true." This is the type of struggle that I had with them. If a Christian minister came here, he would probably be stunned that I would say such things. Let his eyes roll back in shock and pop out. They will know immediately after they die who is telling the lie and who is telling the truth. Concerning these things, Moon so-and-so is who? [Champion] I am the champion, and what about it? [It is a source of pride] What kind of pride? [It is the pride of our Unification Church.] Pride of the Unification Church.
When considering the question of exactly what the Unification Church is what does the character "tong" of "Tongil" (Unification) mean? [It is the character, tong, which means to lead.] When you say that it is the character that means to lead, does it mean that one receives guidance or gives guidance? [It means to give guidance.] What is supposed to be done after the guidance is given? Are they then made into two or one? [They are to be made into one.]
The answer is so obvious! For this reason, when you go to the spit, it world, you will find that Moon so-and-so is the leader. Do you understand? [Yes] There I have many subordinates, but among them the heads of religions will come to pay their respects and greet me as the morning dawns. What is that? [Source of pride] Source of what pride? [Pride of our Unification Church.]
Some of you might be hearing this for the first time. So, I am the person who has received the imperial seal from heaven. Appearing on the earth with the imperial directives, what am I to do next? I am to fight centering on the races of five colors as well as tribe and people. Here, we have all the races, white people, red-skinned people, yellow people, and black people . . . I am to fight with all of them, including businessman, thief, and so forth. (100-25)
2) True Father, Who Has Been Unifying Spirit World and Physical World
Now, the fate spirit world is being decided by me. Because I have set the condition of having unified the spirit world, I am now making plans for the unification of the earth. (19-155)
Since it has become one with me, the satanic world, the Cain domain, is no longer needed. In other words, centering on the original standard, and centering on Adam, the angelic world has turned around and set the standard of cooperation. Do you understand? Having done something like that, I have to organize something similar on this earth. (165-110)
There are two large walls on the world level; one is the spiritual area and the other is the physical area. You have to drill a hole and climb over (the wall) in the physical area. I have to drill a hole and climb over in the spirit world, whilst holding up the motto, "for the sake of the fatherland let's climb over the hill of internal and external Danbury, dismantling every wall, and in the fatherland given by God . . . (133-327)
In the past, if people prayed centering on the founder of each religion then they were connected vertically. If they fasted, prayed or exerted themselves, then they would rise up. When they went up, the spirit world came down to meet them, centering on the heads of religions. However, because it was within the fallen domain, the fallen domain had to be penetrated. Through prayer, this fallen domain and the realm of heart . . . We in the realm of dominion by the Principle are in the satanic domain. We in the direct dominion are in the spirit world. Moreover, we are the same as if we had fallen down to the realm of no principle. For this reason, we have to climb up while penetrating it and receiving persecution. If you put that much effort and heart into it, help will appear and teach you so that you can deal with the situation. In this way, the spirit world increasingly descends. The spirit world will continue to come down. With its emergence, the Unification Church has made a great contribution in connecting the spirit world and the physical world.
The reason that this realm has come into being is because of the mistake of the individual, the path of indemnity left for the individual to walk, and for the family to walk . . . When we are talking about the family, we are talking about countless families. There are also countless tribes, peoples, and nations. The road that each of them have to walk is different. For this reason, if they were to pass away in their present state, then in the spirit world, walls will erect between them. There will appear a wall between Japanese and Korean people, and between every group there will be walls. This is not how the spirit world was supposed to be originally. If a person has become one centering on the love of God, then such boundaries will disappear, without exception.
For this reason, Satan governs over the realm of dominion. Accordingly, they were taught to pray and fast ceaselessly. Jesus did the same thing. I have also done it. There was a time when I prayed for seventeen straight hours. I cannot pray like that these days. All the contents that I need to pray about have been fulfilled. I have prayed until calluses formed on my knees. When I prayed, normally it lasted for twelve hours. You have to carry on this kind of tradition. Otherwise, there is no way find the path to bring resolution to all the problems in the spirit world.
Doing this you have to raise all those who have been divided. Even if you try to pull them up here, they won't come up all at once. Special groups will continue to expand out to the world centering on me.
In contrast to how they come up here, they will follow along and come down. They will come down. They will come down to dismantle the walls on the earth and the spirit world, and carry on a movement of alliance. (169-9)
How can the unified world come about? The unified world cannot be realized without the appearance of a person who can liberate the spirit world and the physical world. Can you make the spirit world and the physical world one? Can you liberate the spirit world and the physical world? This is the problem. If there had been no fall, the spirit world and the physical world would have already become one and united. It would have been one world. There would have been no need for such things as liberation and the like. Because of the fall, however, the spirit world and the physical world have been divided. All these realms must be liberated. They have to be unified. (161-249)
3) True Parents and the Spirit World
When you look at the prayer of Jesus, you must not think that just because he prayed, "Let your will be realized on the earth as it has been in heaven," that in heaven all has been fulfilled. What Jesus means when he says that all is completed in heaven is that in a systematic form, they have set themselves upon the direction toward the one center toward which all can comply. However, this has not been accomplished on the earth. It should have been accomplished centering on Jesus and the one representative, but such is not the case. You have to understand.
Then who has been doing the central work in the spirit world so far? Jesus was the center -- Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The systematic foundation, whose purpose was to bring unity centering on God and centering on Jesus and the Holy Spirit, has been shaping the system of the Christian culture that bases itself on Christianity, in the name of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Because this is the way the spirit world is, the physical world has also taken up this form, and as the spirit world and the physical world become synchronized with each other, they have to become one. It is the same thing.
In this way, when would the spirit world and the physical world become united as one? They will become one at the time of the Second Advent. Then the Lord of the Second Advent, who is to come, will inherit all of the common customs and systematic contents of the spirit world. Once he comes to the earth, he will drive the world to move up into the environment where it can become one with that system. He will push the world upwards.
However, behind me, all the organizational forms of the spirit world have already been inherited internally. The spirit world is on my side.
However, because the substantial world is on the side of Satan and I do not have a substantial foundation, I could not utilize the foundation in the spirit world. Therefore, in order to get out of the domain of Satan's accusations, I have been advancing for forty years to reach the realm of victory on the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, and the world levels. (161-220)
Now as the world takes on the unified organizational structure of the spirit world centering on the Unification Church, the satanic world will begin to crumble completely. When the time comes for the peoples of the world to praise Rev. Moon of the Unification Church, then the unified foundation of the spirit world will be transferred to the earth and become systematized. When this takes place, the kingdom of heaven on earth will be established.
Then what is Rev. Moon really trying to do? I am trying to institute the unified structure on the earth in the same way that it is in the spirit world according to the wishes of God. You have to know that when this can be fulfilled, at the time I say that the end is near, the realization of the Will of God is very near.
Is the spirit world perfect? The spirit world is still imperfect. Why is it imperfect? Originally, the spirit world is supposed to be arranged in a hierarchical system. That is, centering on God, True Parents and True Children the whole world is supposed to be linked up, but this has not been brought to pass. This is also true for the earth. If only this content can, in spirit world, be . . . The spirit world is automatic. As long as the earth is set straight, then things will happen in the spirit world automatically.
In other words, the spirit world is a hierarchical organization based on the ideology of Adam who has not fallen -- the ideology of Adam centering on God. At the same time it is centered on the True Parents. This has not been brought about. Until now, in that center dwell the club of Buddha based on Buddhism, the Confucian club, and the Muslim club. So, the spirit world is waiting for the ideology of True Parents and the ideology of Adam to appear. This is also true for the groups that belong to Mohammed, Confucius, and Buddha. Because it has to move toward the direction of unification, when the history of True Parents rise up in pursuit of a worldwide standard on the earth, all the boundaries between religions will disappear. Following the movement of the spirit world engaged in a unification movement, the results will automatically reveal themselves on the earth.
For this reason, as the teachings of the Unification Church become the ideology of the world, the event that will take place is that all the spirit men will not remain in the spirit world. Because the purpose is to reach perfection on the earth and return in the opposite direction, all of these spirit beings have to go through the process of returning resurrection. All of these spirit beings will descend in returning resurrection. The hope of the trillions of spirit beings in the spirit world is that the members of the Unification Church would take on the role of the spearhead and command, "Move! Move! Move! Move!" When the spirit world synchronizes itself to this, then the world will come under the dominion of God. The one world unified before the name of the True Parents will last forever.
The center of the hierarchy of the spirit world is first God, second True Parents, third True Children, and fourth true nation. Here the True Children are the children of True Parents in their direct lineage. Here, centering on a nation a people must be formed, but this is where all will split apart.
Who is the person that should live in the palace of the heavenly kingdom first? Who is the one who should sit on the throne of the palace and rule? Originally, God was supposed to enter inside the ideal Adam and Eve, and becoming one, God and True Parents were to enter the position where they can rule over their sovereignty. If the fall did not take place then this is what would have happened, but because of the fall, True Parents have to emerge again to bring this to pass. ( 161 -222)
The spirit world is structured according to this kind of principle, how long would it take for something similar to appear on the earth? Centering on God, secondly, True Parents have to emerge, and thirdly True Children have to emerge, and fourth, a true nation based on true people has to appear. How much have the spirits in the spirit world been longing for thousands of years for you to appear on the earth and fulfill the original will of God.
What is the thing that governs this? (Speaks while writing on the blackboard) First, centering on Satan, second, centering on fallen parents, evil parents, third, evil children, and fourth, an evil nation; this is how it is. Both the spirit world and the ideal world of the future, all these are going to be denied. (Speaks while writing on the blackboard)
Because we talk about True Parents in the Unification Church, your fathers and mothers put up an opposition, protesting, "How about us?" (161-224)
The big task for today is how to standardize the spirit world. In standardizing the spirit world, first centering on God and centering on the main world religions, a movement of alliance must be conducted. This movement of alliance centering on religions is very difficult to push forward. This movement of union cannot be led by just any person. Entering the era of True Parents, this . . . Because this state of separation began from fallen parents, the ones who will bring them together will also have to be parents.
The messiah is someone who comes in place of the parents. In this way they have to become connected centering on that parent, and based on the parents themselves, the highest religion has to be connected. Christianity is this religion. Accordingly, had Christianity become completely one with the Lord of the Second Advent, that is, the savior who was to come, then . . . Because the Lord of the Second Advent is the parent to countless descendants, both good and evil people, he must love them all. (164-164)
The task that True Parents must be accomplished on the earth. Even if it were to be done only conditionally, all the things that have been blocked off in the spirit world have to be indemnified on the earth, from the rock bottom. They have to go through the process of paying indemnity for all of history. Conditionally based on the eight stages, they have to pay indemnity centering on the conditional nucleus through which this can be linked up to the eight stages on the world level. I have been carrying this out for forty years. (164-166)
God has been leading the history of salvation, establishing the cultural spheres of religions, and teaching ignorant men . . . How difficult is it to develop a relationship with the earthly world from the spirit world? How difficult do you think it is? God has been pulling up ignorant people with such situations in the background. From the era of servant of servant, to the era of servant, then of adopted son, illegitimate son, direct heir, the era of True Parents, and then passing through the era of parents, the restoration has to be carried on until it reaches the position of God.
These eight difficult stages of a suffering path have been walked through. Although today Rev. Moon of the Unification Church appeared to bring conclusion to the pioneering of this orderly course in one generation, our ancestors and mankind did not know this fact. No matter how many electric signals we have sent out, there is no response. There is some low mumbling sound, but I hear no words. This is because they did not adjust to the right frequency, because they do not know the right frequency. (162 -184)
I do not talk about things in the spirit world even though I am very well aware of them. It seems that I do not know about them. However, in regards to the questions that I have to deal with, I am merciless. Because I have some qualities with which can decide upon a direction mercilessly, we have been able to prevail over the confused spiritual course and the course of this confused era. No matter how harsh the tribulations we face, it is not I who gets pushed back by the difficulties, the opposite is true. (71-50)
In the spirit world, I have been made the leader now. There is nothing that can block my way. From God to anywhere in that other world . . . Why? It is because I am trying to follow the path of love with the door of original love opened wide. (168-290)
4) The Spiritual and Physical Guidance of True Parents
If I mention angels, you cannot believe them, right? Angels do not know who the angels are. For this reason, who is supposed to take on this spiritual completion of the growth stage responsibility? Originally, it was Jesus who was supposed to do it. Do you understand? Because Jesus came as the second Adam, he was supposed to reach perfection centering on the spiritual and physical completion of the growth stage. Yet because he perfected only the spiritual standard, he is at the central archangel level of the growth stage. Do you understand what this means? The central archangel level of the growth stage. Do you understand what I am saying? [Yes] Is it clear? [Yes] Because he is in such a position, Jesus has to help. This is how it is.
However, when we consider the question of whether or not Jesus can help you, although it is possible for Jesus to help Christians, it is difficult for him to help the members of the Unification Church directly. That's how it is. Do you understand? Why? Originally, the members of the Unification Church are people who have to climb over the completion stage. With what? They have to cross over with both the spiritual and the physical. Jesus, who has the spiritual foundation and does the central archangel mission cannot help those who have to rise up to the completion stage both spiritually and physically. For this reason, you have to understand the Second Coming is necessary. Do you understand what this means? [Yes]
Then when we ask the question, who is helping the members of the Unification Church, my spirit being guides the Unification Church, and even in physical aspects my physical self provides the guidance. This is how it is. Do you understand? [Yes] By helping on the two sides, and by helping with the things that Jesus has been doing in the angelic world, I also provide the archangel support to help you cross over to the world of perfection. In actuality, in this present domain of dominion through the principle, I am also leading the way to the world of the completion stage. (72-36)
The Unification Church began when it was sent by the spirit world. You of the Unification Church must understand this. The beginning of the Unification Church did not start with my own assertion. I kept my silence, but because the spirit world provided guidance, all began to come together. This is the history of the Unification Church.
The path that I am taking today was not based on my own individual insistence. I am paving the way to bring a solution to the spirit world's realm of reciprocity. For this reason, the concept of God's heart came into existence. The heart of God. The issue at hand concerns the heart of God. When someone denies this, they will surely result in evil. You have to understand this. (71-49)
Are you having spiritual experiences? You have to develop a direct relationship with me. You have to nurture a direct relationship with me and with God in your environment. You must carry this out. Do you follow with the expectations for some gain? You are coming in order to develop a relationship with God and receive the love of God. It is not that I am a good speaker, but when you listen to me you strangely becomes excited and your heart . . . Is this true or not? It is like this for the purpose of seeking the realm of God's heart. The realm of God's heart. This heart is the heart of love. Our destination is the heart of God. (91-69)
The difference between you of the Unification Church and Christians is that although you live on the earth, you can go up and come down freely, and therefore you can experience spiritual phenomena horizontally in this world. Do you understand? Isn't this where you are different from Christianity? Is this true or not? [It is true] It is I who teach you everything, right? [Yes] Those who are taught by me raise your hand. If this is not true for everyone, then you must be lying. Do you see me in your dream? [Yes] Those who do raise you hand. Let's see how many there are. It is one hundred percent!
As this unfolds on the horizontal earth, the foundation of heart that surpasses the level of the people will be established, centering on the realm of love. For this reason, respective amounts of vertical, not horizontal, love of God on the level that transcends the people will be bestowed. Therefore, the spirit men of the spirit world help out. The time of the Second Advent will come. Do you understand? [Yes]
So, in the near future, a good era will dawn upon us. All this will unfold as individuals are in conflict against individuals, family set against family, tribe against tribe. As it all takes place, when it becomes one on a straight line on a plane, then in the future the spirit world will no longer be the dream, but it will enter the realm of practical life. Therefore, the time will come when, if there are ten households in a village, seven of them will make prophecies. In the near future, the super-mysterious world will open before us. (101-79)
Now, do the people who are related to you, such as your mother, father, and I, appear in your dreams or prayers spiritually and guide you on everything? In the Unification Church, they will appear in dreams, prayers, and visions to teach you. Some of you experienced this only a few days after joining the church. Furthermore, you have to realize its value that it is the result of decades of history of sacrifice, and on the foundation of being linked to the altar of martyrdom of countless spirits. You have to understand that it has the heartistic value that cannot be bought even for billions upon billions of dollars. Do you understand what I am saying? [Yes] (91-177)
All of you have to see me in your dreams or prayer. You have to see mother and father and receive directions from them. When you pray about a difficult problem, they will guide you, and that is how it should be. It does not occur just occasionally, but for the rest of your life, they will live with you and lead you.
If they are that kind of mother and father, then even if they are aged parents, would you like to be with them or say, "Oh, mother and father, I do not like it?" [We want to be with them] When you can be awakened centering on that kind of love, "I am the child of such parents," then you have obtained the qualification to claim the universe. In the religious world, this kind of religion is first and last. There will not be another one. (90-199)
When you join the Unification Church, what changes take place? Where it differs from Christian churches and regular religions is that when you have spiritual experiences after joining the Unification Church, True Mother and I will always appear to you. You will see that. You will feel that this phenomenon has become fixed as the inseparable central thought of your life. For this reason, in whose body, in whose image can God appear before the people on the earth? You have to understand that God can appear before the children all over the world in the image of True Mother and I.
Today, the place that the Unification Church differs from others is that although I am here, I am spiritually guiding members all over the world. Is that true or false? [It is true] Who is the one doing this? It is God himself that is doing this. You have to understand the amazing fact that God himself has descended to do that work. This is how it is. So, when you go out witnessing somewhere and feel hopeless, I appear before you and show you the way first . . . It is the same for you. If I teach you morning and night, then there can be no mistake about it. It will surely come to pass. (90-197)
5) Settling Down the Spirit World
People thought that when I went to Danbury, the Unification Church would fade away. However, we have to liquidate all the historical ignorance until now centering on Danbury. So, that was the time of crossing over 1945. At that time . . . Why did I have to go to Danbury. It is because Nixon and Carter made mistakes. America failed to fulfill its responsibilities. They have created such circumstances while I stood here in front of their eyes. So in 1983 again . . . If we had been able to push through the dispensation centering on Nixon in 1973, then there would not have been any problem, but because that had failed, new problems surfaced on the national level. So, we have to go Korea to make the connection again. Otherwise, there is no way to return. No matter how much I try to go back, without paying indemnity for it again, I cannot go. I will create a condition for accusation.
So, focusing on December of 1983, we are to go to Korea to mobilize all the people. I have undertaken a movement to tie together all the people. Doing so, I swept around the whole nation. Completely . . . In this way I have engaged Satan in a vigorous fight. So, the whole Korean nation became very excited about the campaign of Rev. Moon. I planned to dominate Satan in this manner. Because it was the time that my family was receiving attacks on behalf of the whole world and since Satan could not attack me, he attacked Heung Jin. The accident took place at the same time as the last convention in Kwang-ju. If the nation corresponds to father, then the church is analogous to the son. Under these circumstances, since Christianity still put up the opposition, in order to indemnify the situation, Heung Jin had to go as the sacrifice.
Because of the opposition of Christianity on the earth, there remained no way for Christianity in the spirit world centering on Jesus to help on the earth. The Christian spirits of the spirit world could not come down on the earth centering on Jesus and help when Christianity on the earthly plane was putting up opposition. Thus, there had to be a condition of sacrifice made in order to connect the spirit world with the earth.
As you know, until now there was not yet an instance when a spirit man or a family member of the True Parents went to the spirit world and made a direct relationship. And the dying wish of the spirits is to make a connection of heart with True Parents on the earth. However, since that cannot be done, when I send my son from the earth, through the relationship with my son who went to the spirit world . . . In other words, going through Heung Jin they can come down to the earth to help Christianity and digest it. By doing so, the Christian spirit world centering on Jesus can descend on the earth in returning resurrection, and create the environment for the whole spirit world to come down in returning resurrection. (161-80)
The spirit world lies within the domain of government through and by True Parents. For this reason, at the same time that the True Parents are in position to govern over the earth, our son is allowed to inherit the right to govern and he is sent to the spirit world. The purpose of sending him is in order to bring him back. This is the purpose.
When he returns, because he came through the parents, he can settle down. He does not have to go back. He can settle down and do his mission. Do you understand what this means? Therefore, the satanic world will melt down. If a good spirit comes down temporarily and goes back after the job is done, then Satan can continue his old ways; but he will come to settle down for good. He is going to settle down.
Here, due to the love of Satan, the realm of death came into being. The realm of death means that there is no path for going back and forth. (Speaks while pointing to his writings on the blackboard) By setting Heung Jin at the place where the realm of death sprang into existence, the realm of death was being demolished. Not centering on the love of death but centering on true love, the realm of death has been overcome.
In the middle of that we have to drive in a stake that is centered on the love of True Parents. So I have driven in the stake centering on the parents. He can come here any time on the foundation of this stake. He can travel any time. There is nothing that can block the way. We won victory over the realm of death.
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