Unification News for May 2004
44th True Parents' Day Speech
Sun Myung Moon
April 19, 2004 - New Yorker Grand Ballroom. Before 7am Pledge Service, Father and Mother entered to the applause of the world leaders of the Family Federation and hundreds of Blessed central families.
Rev. Kwak emceed. Father and Mother lit the candles on the stage and then returned before the beautiful offering table to offer the prayer of gratitude and dedication for this 44th anniversary of True Parents Day.
True Parents then offered their bows before God and all Blessed Families and representatives followed the lead of Rev. Kwak as the MC. Father then spoke.
Notes by Rev. Michael Jenkins, translation by Mrs. Hee Hun Standard. These are notes through a simultaneous translation. Simultaneous translation is done in summary form and depends greatly on the translators ability to communicate the essence of the message. Many of the statements in the notes are also in summary form. Therefore these should not be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future for some kind of publication on Father's words. However they do provide a good idea of the " spirit" of the message.
Today we will make a new beginning. Every day should now become the Sabbath. Each day we should do Kyung Beh and Kajong Mengse and we should teach our children. Then a new day the 8th Day of Shi Hwi or attendance will begin. Now our mind and body must be united as one.
The number eight is like the combination of two circles. Since the fall everything was reversed, right became left, up became down and the lower took over the upper. This is now being reversed at this time. All things must go from right to left and from the top to the bottom.
We must set the condition to establish the right direction. One such condition we do is our tithing. This is not a complete substantial offering but it is a condition of substance that sets us in the right direction.
Before Adam and Eve fell did they have clothes or not. They did not have clothes. There was no shame. They were proud of their beautiful bodies. Adam would be proud that he was unique and different from Eve and she would be proud for the same thing. Would Adam complain to God … No. He would be grateful. Adam representing the male would be proud of his body.
Eve was supposed to grow up to 17 or 18 years old. The woman is soft and the man is hard and masculine. As they grew up they realized that though they were like twins they were different. What about the nose, what about the eyes, were they created separately. No they were created at the same time. Man was born for woman and woman was born for man. They were also born for their parents and their parents for them.
Around 14 years - 16 the girls start their periods. This is universal. This is so important that this functions correctly. The creation is set that everything lives for the higher purpose. The mineral world lives for the plant world which lives for the animal world which lives for man and man should live for God and all humankind.
This is a fundamental principle of creation, that everything lives for the higher purpose. That means those who absolutely obey our True Parents. Why should we love our siblings, or why should we love our mother. Why, because everything should be centered on True Love. We should love our mother, even though we as children may be taller, much bigger and stronger than our mother. In the world of angels they don't have the object partners yet. They are like the managers of the creation. They could relate to animals and human beings. When they were relating to human beings it was like they were relating to their masters. Just like a dog relates with its master. Just as when the dog is hungry and barks for food, we should have a similar kind of relation with the angels where they communicate what they need to us and we as masters fulfill it.
The must be the establishment of the True Center for there to be settlement and unification. The number 10 is a critical number to establish. 12 is also a critical number. If you do not understand this, you would not understand the meaning of life. Western philosophy doesn't fully understand the importance of these numbers.
The westerners wore leather throughout history and to secure this the westerners had to she a lot of the blood of the animals, while Asians wore long cloth robes. Therefore the culture is not oriented towards bloodshed.
The main topic is the importance of man and woman. Should woman go around men or should men go around women? Western sisters, please respond. Well, the woman is smaller and shorter so actually it is natural that the man should be the center and help the woman. The woman should revolve around the man. Should he abandon her or protect her.
She has one way to go in the future. She should offer Absolute Faith and Absolute Love and Absolute Obedience to Man and the man should do the same towards God. Man should not be leading humanity and leaving women behind. That is not the way to go.
Because of the fall, Man has been fighting between the mind and the body. God is totally united between mind and body. If there was a struggle in God there would be no center.
We need Absolute Faith, Absolute Love and Absolute Obedience between Man and Woman. Due to the Fall, not only the four position foundation was lost, they lost the center as well. Two hands should come together as one, that's how husband and wife should unite.
True Mother is truly beautiful and united with me. To be that way I have to support Mother and she has to be grateful for whatever way I relate with her. Without man there can be no woman and without woman there can be no man. We are going to establish the something beyond the Sabbath - that is the Day of Attendance. This will be the 8th Day. The number 8 is the number of a new day and a new beginning. In each finger you can see three bones, and when you combine the four fingers you get the number 12, when you ad the thumb to it is 14 on each hand. Bringing the two hands together is 28.
If we do not take the proper restoration course then things can go wrong. God can invest energy for the creation. Everything should be done in a subject object relationship. Clapping your hands is like subject and object coming together. When you open your hands more widely you can make a greater sound when your hands come together. It is like the example of the plus and minus coming together. To clap you must bring your hands to the center. It is a good example of how plus and minus must unite. To unite they must come to the center. When we talk about the unity of man and woman. The wife should be touched on the breast. Where should the man be touched.
Everyday now must become the Sabbath. We will abolish the old Sabbath in which only one day was the Sabbath. It used to be a day of rest, however we now must have a different lifestyle. Sabbath is now they day to work because of the fall and the course of restoration God has no time or chance to rest. How can we rest if God cannot rest. Therefore we should set the condition that we will work hard seven days a week. We must work hard so that we can restore all things into God's realm - this will also restore all the numbers.
Why do men and women kiss? When they kiss it sets off many physiological functions that lead to love. Love is the center of the universe.
The eighth day should be instituted from now. We must have the untapped Shi Wi or attendance. However this will not be a day of resting, this will be the time in which we work.
Do you understand. Those people who are husband and wife should hold hands. You must become one now. The man should have the purpose of protecting the woman. Depending on the motivation direction and purpose of our actions the result will be determined. There must be harmony between husband and wife. If you fight there should be an agreed upon punishment for the one that is wrong. Like one eyebrow will be cut off !! (laughter). We must make harmony and overcome the differences.
We must accumulate good conditions to achieve harmony. The way for the woman to unite is to educate her husbands relatives about God. You should achieve harmony - not be fighting. Raise you hands if you pledge not to fight but to achieve harmony. Don't lower your hands if you are not willing to achieve harmony.
Do you husbands and wives sleep together. Husbands and wives fight and don't sleep together. Husbands should take care of the wives. From the touching of the top of the head to the bottom of the feet you should serve your wife. Do you sleep with clothes? You must now sleep together without clothes. You must be very intimate to achieve harmony. You must follow the principles and laws taught by the parents. All relatives would like to visit you with this kind of spirit.
So from now all husbands and wives must sleep naked. You must have a right heart to bring harmony between your brothers and sisters and bring harmonious relationships. Someday in the future the way I will give your inheritance will be based on how we are loving each other.
I made Rev. Kwak the central figure of all because there cannot be two heads. There must be unity between Rev. Hwang, Rev. Yoon and Rev. Kwak. There can be only one head.
I am giving you an order today. You can rotate responsibility. Basically Father is expecting these major leaders to unite. They are from three different provinces. One from the north, one from the south and one from the middle. The church must be the center. Whatever is more internal must be the subject position. The person who serves the most will be the one who is elevated. We should not be limited to a district area. We must expand our territory. Mr. Yoon do you understand. Rev. Hwang do you understand. They must come together and decide who will be responsible for the special activity now in Korea. There must be unity and harmony together. All of the leaders must be united. You cannot be just self centered. No one can be a leader if they didn't go to UTS. Without going to the seminary they cannot be a leader in our church. No matter how long they are in the church, they cannot be a leader without having gone through UTS.
From today on husband and wife must sleep together naked. When something is done wrong you should agree on the punishment, maybe you can pinch each other !! From now on you should sleep naked with your spouse. If you can't be with your spouse you can hold your pillow.
Later that day, True Parents arrived with several Christian clergy and True Family members. We sang together Grace of the Holy Garden.
Rev. Jenkins offered the Opening Prayer, on behalf of seven enemy nations and on the foundation of the creation of the Peace Kingdom and creation of the Abel United Nations.
True Parents lit the candles on the celebration cake, as the congregation sang "Happy True Parents Day to you."
The time "when the individual must go" is over; we need the K of God, a nation bigger than what anyone can conceive. "The Path for America and Humanity in the Last Days," Father's text from year 2000 speaking tour, is Father's base text for today's speech. Did I live in America because I wanted to, or because I had to?
We have proclaimed the revolution of conscience. Through the providence in the Middle East. last Dec 22 we restored the position of Jesus in Israel. This brought in the age of liberation for all humankind. Now the K of Heaven has been realized. I received so much persecution of 30 years, but I could stay here because of God's presence.
Rev. Kwak's speech was very good, and for me to elaborate upon it would take a long time. My longest speech was 14 hours, or even more.
We need a people or nation willing to sacrifice for a higher purpose, to help the world. I came to America and made my utmost effort to revive the country by educating the youth to revive morality. What have I been teaching them? To live for others: the individual for the family, family for the society, society for the people, people for the nation, nation for the world, and world for God, and then God will come to us and live for us.
In the family, husband and wife live for each other, and parents and children live for each other.
Second, I teach to love your enemy, as God sacrificed His son Jesus for the sake of his enemy, Satan's children. Satan cannot accuse someone who loves his children more than he does his own. This is the secret of the foundation I could lay.
This is also the secret of the expansion of Christianity, by the sacrifice of missionaries. But now that Christian spirit is declining and we hear voices asserting that God is dead or does not exist. How does God feel? For whom has God been sacrificing Himself? Not for the world, but for each of us, you and me. This is why Jesus sacrificed himself. So we should take responsibility for humankind in response.
We should take on God's suffering for the sake of inheriting God's heart. Have you prayed all night for this? The person God sent was killed, after 4,000 years preparation. If we continue like this, there is no hope; everything will be blocked.
Christianity was the bride prepared to receive the Bridegroom. Unificationism is the teaching to restore the true family and filfill the messianic role of the first ancestors. Jesus came with the mission of establishing the true husband and wife, but was rejected. The path of Jesus' suffering on the cross is the same path as that of God, forgiving his enemies. His life did not end at age 33, but continued through Christianity that inherited his spirit.
Look at the path of world civilization. It moved from the tropics to the warm zone (? hard to keep track here) and now is with the 20 degrees north latitude countries of England and America. This is the cool zone civilization of autumn, then comes the brief cold zone civilization of communism, that is continuing through materialism and atheism. America should clean this up, or the UC should do it. If Rev. Moon doesn't do it, we will be in trouble.
Now the true spring civilization will appear, to melt the frozen ice in the heart of God. It cannot be done with power, money or knowledge. The center of civilization is moving toward the Pacific zone civilization, based in America, Japan and Korea, and finally in Korea it will bear fruit.
So, Rev. Moon coming from Korea can be described in no other way than the summation of God's providence. I have inspired constructive activities for peace and prosperity throughout the world, to overcome pollution, hunger and disease. Also I have founded the pure love movement, blessing hundreds of millions of couples around the world. So, shouldn't you do tong ban kyok pah (outreach to your neighborhood and community)?
The splintering of denominations and struggle between religions serve no purpose but to hinder God's providence. Therefore I have spent most of our church budget in efforts to reach out to other religions. I founded the IRFWP, for world peace, and the IIFWP. All people should go beyond racial and religious differences, to bring God's world into reality through faith, hope and love. We must recover the heartistic relationship with God that we lost in the fall.
The True Parents are the final fruits of humankind's hope throughout the world. Ultimately we must liberate God, who has been in the depth of sorrow. Humankind calls for human freedom and liberation, but we must bring God's liberation, and then human liberation wil follow automatically. You are called to do this.
The Pilgrim fathers departed from their families and nation as they crossed the Atlantic Ocean. They arrived in New England in late November, and you should do more than they did, or America will perish. They believed in serving the will of God in every aspect of their lives. They offered the first fruits of the harvest to God, and built the church and school first, before their houses. Thus they built the nation. Without a nation, we cannot say we fulfilled our mission.
The British fought for their king, but the Americans fought for God. Even now, the US Congress opens its sessions with prayer. When the President is sworn in, he places his hand on the Bible. Your money is inscribed with "In God We Trust." Hence this is a mainly Protestant country with global influence. It is a unique country. But what about America today? There is no prayer in schools. Evolution teaching is mandated. The divorce rate is sky-high. We need another revolution.
I left my homeland to come to America, leaving my homeland and family. I cried out I was a firefighter, a physician sent by God. I declared that God was departing America. It seems like only yesterday that I stood on Fifth Ave and wept openly. Unfortunately, America has persisted on the path of moral deterioration, as I predicted.
We have to revive a God-centered revolution. I have been in the US 33 years and could not be in comfort even one day. The true master of America is not white, or black, but the one who loves America as God does. If America abandons God, she will perish. I plead with you, because God has chosen America as His elder son nation. Jesus is present in America and is offering fervent prayers for America.
I created the Washington Times and True Family Values Ministry for America. I created a prayer ground near the White House, where still today many people gather all night to pray. This is the time to end the lamentations of creation that lost its masters. It is time for the new earth and new heaven to come, in which all tears are wiped away.
Now the promises of the Old and New Testaments will be filfilled. God's dominion will be fulfilled through his omnipresence and omniscience. Now the time has come when America must awaken once again. [To a second generation--you should grow up quickly.] Korea cannot do this; the people are gathering in America. So America must keep God from leaving, and become a society that upholds Him.
If God leaves America, where can He go? To Korea? Where? America is the hope. If America honors God, all its problems will be solved naturally. When all races can live in harmony here, it will be a model for the Kingdom of God on earth. So Americans should not fight, but repent. Take the lead as the elder son nation, open a new path. Please realize how important you are as Americans.
I pray and pray and wish and wish for this. On March 23, we celebrated the coronation ceremony on Capitol Hill. It was incredible. We proclaimed and we made history. We established a new organization bringing together heaven and earth. Centering on the cosmic parents, the parents of heaven and earth, and the parents of heaven and earth and all people, we are in the fourth year of the Chun Il Guk. Now we can liberate and release the angelic world, Cain and Abel, and through this day of transition, everyone can be liberated and released.
This is completed on May 1, the 50th anniversary. Then God can personally lead us. Otherwise, we will be called by the spirit world. If you boast about yourself, spirit world will take you. Don't boast; be careful about what you say and do. I am grateful that you came today, and pray that the age of the peace kingdom will arise.
Dr. Yang invited True Mother to the stage. Leaders present a huge, beautifully framed photo of the March 23 event, with TP crowned, Hyun Jin Nim and Jun Sook Nim, and the Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders standing with them. It is presented by Bishop Stallings and Rev. Edwards. Father invited Hyung Jin Nim to the stage to join with the photo, also Rev. Hwang, Sun Jo, Dr. Magee and others.
Three wives--Bishop de la Rosa, Mrs. Edwards and Sayomi Stallings, presented a gold vase of some sort. Finally, Mrs. Tiger Park, Rev. Tateo Sato and one more presented a striped bass, 44 inches.
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