Unification News for April 2004
Just One Year Later
One year ago on Good Friday, 120 Christians followed the lead of Archbishop George Augustus Stallings and stepped across the threshold of history taking down the crosses from their churches on Good Friday. Following that courageous step, Christians reconciled with Jews and Muslims creating the 4th Israel centering on True Parents.
This new Israel is a covenant between God and the New chosen people, which are Jews, Christians, Muslims and all believers. The pilgrimages connected with this historic journey, opened the gates of Gaza and Ramallah and brought the condition that would heal Jerusalem and be the source of blessing for all Jewish people.
This opened the way to heal the conflict between Ishmael and Isaac. Based on the love of these Christians, Jewish leaders crowned Jesus King of Peace for the Jews and all Humanity on December 22nd in Israel. Jewish leaders again came forward on February 4th and crowned Jesus before congress and the world. Now Good Friday can be embraced in a different way. The mission of Jesus and his victory has been linked to his own family. Thus completing all he came to do 2000 years ago. Therefore the pain and the sorrow of God and Jesus can be liberated.
This sealed the fortune of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Israel and made their destinies one. On March 23rd the 3 Israels cooperated to crown True Parents before all of human history. This crowning occurred with the support of congressional leaders and major religious leaders.
On the basis of America and Christianity fully cooperating and supporting the Coronation the Second Israels fortune was linked to the victory of our True Parents as the King and Queen of Peace. The fifth pilgrimage to the Holy Land came forth with the power of the Holy Spirit that totally removed the barriers between the 2nd Israel, Jews and the key Muslim leaders of Al Aqsa Mosque and at Gaza.
The news media proclaimed that Americans would be killed in Gaza, the UN halted all representatives going through the Erez crossing, but our ACLC/IIPC representatives walked through completely enwrapped in the Spirit of the Lord. While we were on this journey True Parents set very difficult prayer conditions to protect us. Dr. Yang said that at this time the waters were so rough for fishing and it was so cold and harsh that everyone asked to go back to shore. Father who was almost thrown from his seat on the boat, said, "No I must protect Israel and Palestine and the Clergy". We experienced this protection.
This not only secured our delegation but enwrapped them in the cloak of God's Love allowing them to touch both Israelis and Palestinians. Father said upon our return that he was deeply praying for us and did not want anyone to be sacrificed. He told us on this journey it was your responsibility to do what was right, if you had not done that you wouldn't have come back.
Under the glory and protection of True Parents as the King and Queen of peace, 83 clergy are now returning to Harvest the vineyard. Thousands of Woman and Clergy will now march around Gaza with the fortune of history. We are now marching toward a huge Woman's movement in Israel. Americas time has come.
We have fulfilled the Coronation, and will continue to be expanding. Let us give thanks to God and double our efforts to rapidly advance the Peace Kingdom. America must lead the way.
Father clarified the meaning of the December 22nd, February 4th and March 23rd events. Each one has very profound dispensational meaning. December 22nd set the condition to bring blessing, protection and forgiveness to the Chosen people for rejecting Jesus 2000 years ago, (The reconciliation of the Christians, Muslims and Jews came on this foundation). February 4th set the condition that in the Spirit World and on earth, Christianity and Judaism could be reunited. Father could not attend this ceremony because it was officiated by Heung Jin Nim.
Because of the success of February 4th, the March 23rd Coronation could occur. 2000 years ago Jewish leaders of the time and Rome cooperated to reject and kill Jesus. To substantially and finally restore this, the Second Israel (on behalf of the first Israel represented by Christian religious leaders - supported by all religions), and America (which represented Rome) had to sincerely offer the Crown of Peace to True Parents. This occurred victoriously giving America a most historic and central condition to be claimed by God. However we must be diligent to expand this foundation of reconciliation and unity with True Parents to every neighborhood.
To achieve this April 1st will be the start of a new dispensation for America. Our focus will be on the "hometown" and the neighborhood and community through what True Parents call "Tong Ban Kyok Pa" - breakthrough in the neighborhood and community level. We sincerely ask all blessed central families to begin a massive outreach for the harvest. God has prepared the people and the spiritual world is supporting us totally. Without such support the historic March 23rd event could not have occurred. In Ocean City this last weekend we had an historic Leadership Summit entitled "The Role of the Church in Empowering Tribal Messiahs".
Our focus is on expanding the membership for the foundation of the Family Church of America. Our members are the critical foundation for all dispensational activities. We will begin with each region making plans for Tong Ban Kyok Pa ( Neighborhood and Community Development). Each region will make "Strategic Planning Group" to develop the plan in the areas of the Neighborhood (Home Church), Youth, Sunday Service and the development of an Education Track for all new potential members. i.e. This is a very serious development as we are also on track with True Parents to bring peace in the Middle East and to Unify the Fatherland. To move America our Family Church / FFWPU must become effective at bringing people through the process of membership, change of blood lineage and blessing. We have matured as families and have the experience and wisdom to lead the families and highest level people of America to God at this time.
Please prepare your hearts. We will start with forty days from April 1 - May 10. The central theme will be Tong Ban Kyok Pa. Rev. Schanker as the Vice President of Education will lead a team of leaders toward the development of educational materials and programs to support your breakthroughs. I will directly oversee the development of this expansion centering on Dr. Yang. I will be responsible to maintain the providential momentum through our ACLC and Ambassadors for Peace. All organizations created by True Parents, especially WFWP, CARP, SFP, IIFWP (USA), AFC and ACLC will cooperate to move the providence forward with their distinct missions and integrity.
All leaders should see every possible way to link the leaders in their organizations to the Blessing. Beyond their responsibilities in these central organizations we sincerely ask all leaders and members of these organizations who are Unification Blessed Central Families to seek every possible way to grow our existing church organization. This will be a foundation to better serve the American providence. Father has asked the Women to take the lead in this historic work to save America and through this bring peace in the Middle East and Korea.
From the bottom of our hearts, Dr. Yang and I sincerely thank you for your prayers and sacrifice to support the providence of God. Your sacrifice led to the Coronation of True Parents by America, opening a huge gate of blessing and opportunity for America to come out of the desert of immorality into the springtime of True Family and True Love leading to the Peace Kingdom.
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