The Words of the Sun Myung Moon from 2007
Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han August 8, 2010
Mrs. Won-ju McDevitt reads Peace Message 9
Mr. Peter Kim reads Father's speech "A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God's Will -The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World"
Ladies and gentlemen, the arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. From the perspective of the history of religions, what do you think the world would be like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his lifetime on earth? Jesus came as the Savior and Messiah to save all people. He did not come just to save the people of Israel, a small nation located on a corner of the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, Rome, based at the center of the Mediterranean, was the center of human civilization. Rome was ready to rule the seas. Heaven's desire was that Jesus evangelize and then rule over Rome first, in order to bring salvation to all humanity through the vehicle of Rome's brilliant civilization. Yet, Jesus died miserably on the cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
After thousands of years of preparation, God finally was able to send Jesus to the earth as His only son. There is no way to fathom God¡¯s heart as He anxiously watched Jesus¡¯ each and every action. Jesus¡¯ death was a tragedy that broke God¡¯s heart. It brought Him anguish even more extreme than the time when Adam and Eve, whom He created as the first ancestors of humankind, were lost from the Garden of Eden due to the Fall.
During the two thousand years since the cross, God, in the background of history, has walked a suffering path that is beyond human contemplation. Through this course, He prepared the United States of America to serve as the sphere of the second Israel. As a Christian nation that includes Catholicism and Protestantism as well as the Orthodox world, the United States' mission is to bring harmony and unity to Christianity and, in the twenty-first century, fulfill the responsibility that had been the Roman Empire's, but which was not realized in Jesus' time. The responsibility, within God's providence, to bring harmony and oneness among the world's 6.5 billion people and to expedite the creation of a peaceful, ideal world, is on America's shoulders. These are not simply the words of Rev. Moon. This is Heaven's decree.
Then how can we unify Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through me, Reverend Moon, the True Parent of humankind. God has given the supreme command to practice a life of true love, understand completely the reality of the spirit world, and find and establish a model, ideal family = true family. Then what kind of love is true love? And what kind of family is a true family?
Ladies and gentlemen, true love does not instill a desire to have one's partner exist for one's own sake. Rather, true love's essence is giving, living for the sake of others and for the sake of the whole. True love gives, forgets that it has given, and continues to give without ceasing. True love gives joyfully. We find it in the joyful and loving heart of a mother who cradles her baby in her arms and nurses it at her breast. True love is sacrificial love, such as that of a devoted son who gains his greatest satisfaction through helping his parents.
When we are bound together in true love, we can be together forever, continually increasing in the joy of each other's company. The attraction of true love brings all things in the universe to our feet; even God will come to dwell with us. Nothing can compare to the value of true love. It has the power to dissolve the barriers fallen people have created, including national boundaries and the barriers of race and even religion.
The main attributes of true love are that it is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal, so that whoever practices God's true love will live with God, share His happiness, and enjoy the right to participate as an equal in His work. Therefore, a life lived for the sake of others, a life of true love, is the absolute prerequisite for entering the kingdom of heaven.
The path is wide open now for humanity to find and establish true families. The family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The warm environment of oneness based on love and respect between parents and children, mutual fidelity and love between husband and wife, and trust and mutual reliance among siblings is the manifestation of the model, ideal family. This means that you need to establish a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love.
In this manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and children should live together as one family and serve the eternal God. God desires to see such families, and it is your responsibility as tribal messiahs and Ambassadors for Peace to seek after and establish them Families of Cheon Il Guk, the kingdom of God.
You should form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You should raise families to which He can come freely as a parent visiting His children. This is what it means to live in service to God. In such a family, God is the subject over your conscience, acting vertically. Following God as your vertical subject, your mind stands in the position of vertical subject over your body, bringing your mind and body into unity. That is where parental love, conjugal love, children's love, and siblings' love in short, the four realms of love or the four realms of heart are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, front and behind, left and right God's everlasting, model ideal families and nations, and His peace kingdom. If only the entire world were filled with such true families! It would be an orderly world where people govern themselves by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no need for lawyers, prosecutors or even judges.
Peace-loving leaders from the Pacific Rim region!
Among the 6.5 billion people on the earth today, almost five billion are your neighbors, relatives and brothers and sisters belonging to the Pacific Rim region.
There is one special request I would like to ask of you today. Please immerse yourselves in the contents of the Peace Messages and make them the guidelines of your life. These Messages of Peace are a summary of my teachings that can be found in over a thousand volumes of True Parents' speeches. God will take the lead in uniting the spiritual and physical worlds to protect and aid you in creating the peaceful, ideal world of God's desire in which you can enjoy eternal liberation and complete freedom. Aju!
May God's blessings be with you, your nation and especially upon America and the Pacific Rim region.
Thank you very much.
Three quarters of human body consist of water. So human beings can be likened to islands surrounded by water. So, the nation able to dominate water, oceanic realm, will dominate the world. America has missed this chance. If young men go to sea, their wives will run away from them in 3 months, since they don't know what the ocean is like. American women should strive for the liberation of humankind through the ocean. Why did God create women? The Fall should be reversed according to the principles of restoration; that means that women should be able to give birth to good descendants in any place in the ocean or on the land. Otherwise there cannot be a world peace.
So, remember about this. Your tribes should muster together in order to connect Hawaii, Atlantic, Pacific and all other oceans and solve problems of food and environmental pollution which are going to be crucial for humanity. In this way you must resuscitate the realm of death and turn it into the realm of hope.
USA representing the realm of religion could not create the environment where it would take the lead and guide the world. Therefore Rev. Moon spent his entire life to influence America from the positions of the ideal world of true heavenly love and to connect it with the oceanic realm. I have come even to Hawaii to fulfill this role. Isn't it like a dream? Otherwise why would I need America and the oceanic realm?
Humankind needs God and I know God and the way of salvation for humankind, that's why I'm doing what I'm doing. You must understand it. America must understand it. Once the oceanic realm is united and the intentions or True Parents King and Queen of Peace are realized the era of liberated and totally free Heavenly Kingdom on earth will begin. This view is based on clear theory, so you have to invest yourselves with utmost sincerity to actualize it. Let those of you who have a determination to do so raise their hands.
These people are united and the way to go is already open. The guns needed for training are ready, if only there are experienced shooters who can train you to shoot at the target, you can learn from them and hit bull's eye one hundred percent. Such an age has come. Until now the Unification Church suffered a lot trying to get out of its underground position. But now the age has passed when USA, Soviet Union or any of the oceanic countries could block the way of the Unification Church. You should know this as well as the fact that we are standing in the vanguard; we are required to fulfill heavenly duty and mission. Know this and be joyful. Dedicate your life, offer your environment and your nation to fulfill God's wish. Then the liberated and totally free Kingdom of Heaven will be realized. Aju.