Unification News for June 2003

41st Day of All True Things

by Rev. Michael Jenkins

It is absolutely beyond belief, the strength and power that Father now has. It is not just a recovery. It is a total new beginning. Father looks younger and more fresh than ever. On the True Day of All Things we gathered at the Sheraton National Galaxy Room on the 16th Floor. It is a room that only holds 400. Needless to say it was jammed. 250 international leaders gathered for the Media workshop. Also, the 36 Couples gathered for a special workshop with Father.

We gathered for Pledge at 7 am. There were no holy robes. Father and Mother entered with True Children. There was a sense of such sincere depth of heart. This was the first holiday that Father was able to attend publicly after the dark trial of indemnity to protect the world from war. Father said that as soon as the war was announced the world was plunged into chaos and confusion. Father entered the hospital at the same moment. He mentioned that he went through a 63 day course to indemnify everything.

Now Father is completely proclaiming a new day. Father protected the conflict of religions. Father lit the 7 candles in a menorah 7 candle stand on the altar behind the offering table. The offering table was very beautiful and full of large colorful fruit. Father lit the first candle in the middle and then he took that candle (they were tall slender common size candles) and lit the others. He came back off the stage in front of the offering and True Parents did Kyung Beh. Then Father took his place on the altar and True Mother bowed. Then True Children. Then Hoon Mo Nim and Dr. Lee of Sun Moon University were asked to come and bow. This represented all of the blessed couples in the spirit world and all of the blessed religious leaders centering on Jesus and the 5 key leaders. Then the congregation bowed.

Then representatives of the 3 primary nations, then Christianity (Bishop Stallings represented Christianity), Islam, Buddhism and Confucianism all bowed, then the continents of the world, then the Democratic Able world, then the Cain (Communist) World. Father Bayo (one of Bishop Stallings asst. pastors) was blessed in marriage on December 7th with his Japanese wife. They presented the flowers. Father gave the flowers to the audience, throwing them throughout the audience. Then Mother gave her flowers to Rev. Bayo and his wife.

After Father's speech a large Silver Victory Trophy was presented by Rev. Hwang (Fatherland), Rev. Jeong Ok Eu (Motherland), Dr. Chang Shik Yang (Elder Son Nation). The large silver trophy was to recognize Father's victory of overcoming death and the incredible indemnity course since March 16th "To Our Beloved True Parents, we rejoice in the victory of True Parents overcoming the period of trial and opening the gate for the unity of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Israel and Judaism, Christianity and Islam and all religions are one. Now an Interreligious Body will form to guide the nations of the world."

Then an incredibly beautiful framed presentation of the Jerusalem Declaration ( 5 ft. by 3.5 ft). The incredible declaration was signed by over 300 representatives of Christianity and Judaism and Islam repenting for the past and embracing Jesus and making a new beginning. Then Archbishop Stallings, Rev. Levy Daugherty, Rev. Hod Ben Zwi (Pres. FFWPU Israel), Taj Hamad (Representing Islam), Dr. Chang Shik Yang (Continental Director of NA FFWPU), Dr. Ji (Continental Director Middle East). It was a powerful moment. The Declaration has 5 pictures in the matting at the bottom, two of ministers carrying the cross and burying it in the potters field, one when True Parents signed and posed with the declaration and leaders and one of the ACLC clergy at the Sea of Galilee and one with Rabbi Bar Dea and Bishop Stallings with Dr. Shalev (Israel) and Rev. Porter (Chicago).

Then Father distributed the offering table. It was exciting, Father first gave to True Children then Mother then he threw the nuts from the table all the way across the room.

Blessed Families, Father has begun a brand new phase. During this period lets completely give ourselves to secure the Fatherland and gain the sovereignty that God desires. Let's substantially resolve all the problems of Christians, Moslems and Jews. Please Blessed Families -- all your past can be forgiven now. Let us join together to fulfill God's will during this great and hopeful moment in history.

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