Unification News for May 2005

Year Five of Cheon Il Guk

Michael Jenkins

We are standing at the most central point of the providence. The 5th year of Cheon Il Guk is the year in which our True Parents were confirmed on the final stage as the King and Queen of Peace. On February 14, 2005 Religious leaders, former and current heads of state confirmed this historic and eternal moment on a "Cosmic" level meaning that it was recognized by Heaven, the spirit world and earth by all the righteous.

From that time a new dispensation unfolded and a new order of heaven has begun. Father established Rev. Kwak as the representative of True Parents to all blessed families and then confirmed the role of the Dr. Yang and all the Continental Directors to lead our movement of families, religious leaders and Ambassadors for Peace in the work of establishing the substantial Peace Kingdom.

Our identity is that of the chosen people of the fourth Israel. We are people that have been called by God from all faiths, races and peoples on the foundation of a new covenant that has been established by our True Parents through the complete restoration of Adams family.

Through the blessing and grace that we received on August 20, 2004 we once again shared the covenant of the Holy wine/juice with all Blessed Central Families, Ambassadors for Peace and Religious leaders. Through this special grace was extended through the representatives there to all of the world.

The condition of covenant made through the blessing and holy wine of August, 2004 added another component. It was not only grace for us as individuals but it established a condition of grace for the ancestors, faith traditions and nations which were represented at this blessing and coronation of August 20, 2004 in Korea. (Thus the reason it was so crucial for key political and religious leaders to attend the Coronation from each continent), Grace could then be internally secured for every nation and people represented.

This condition of grace had several key elements. First, for those who had not already taken the holy wine (juice) it established the condition to change the blood lineage to that of heaven's side. Through this process we are engrafted from the false Olive Tree to the True Olive Tree. Second, as was accomplished in August 2003 (in the previous Holy wine condition) it allowed all who partook in this condition to become citizens of Cheon Il Guk (the internal Heavenly Nation or Kingdom of Heaven on Earth) and to become members of the newly established Fourth Israel. This substantial body of the Fourth Israel is still in "spirit" and eventually must become complete through the establishment of the Heavenly Nation. It is a substantial body of faith composed of Muslims, Christians and Jews and all faiths, ethnicities, nations and peoples.

The grace offered through this process is unique in that it is connected to the concept of Seok Bang (total and complete release and freedom) That is why Father changed the Family Pledge number eight from just Hey Bang (liberation) to Hey Bang and Seok Bang. Hey Bang can be compared to the liberation and release given to a prisoner that has paid his or her dues to society and has been released from prison. Though the debt has been paid, the record remains. The grace of August 20, 2004 goes beyond simple grace where we are liberated or forgiven for our sins. This condition established "Seok Bang" in which we are given total freedom or release from our "record" of sin. In other words in the True Kingdom of Heaven there can be no acknowledgement of the fallen history of evil and sin. Therefore we cannot bring the baggage of our mistakes, our ancestral past or our national or racial sins as a record with us. The record must be expunged. This is the meaning of this grace of August 20, 2004. This is why all Unificationists worldwide were asked to drink the Holy Wine once again even though we already had the change of blood lineage and the condition of entering into the Fourth Israel. With this condition of August 2004, in the eyes of God, we have no past record when we have completed this condition allowing for such grace. We are qualified to be citizens of the new Fourth Israel and Owners of Cheon Il Guk.

To extend this grace substantially to each nation, the Coronation was then affirmed in every continent and most of the nations of the world. Through the affirmation of the King and Queen of Peace (based on participation by key representatives of each nation) a condition of grace could be extended to each nation and people and then each could be established as a nation that had a conditional position as a nation of the Peace Kingdom. Also, we are also to affirm this Coronation on the family level through the Coronation ceremony done in each family and tribe. This sets the condition of grace for each family and also allows them to be connected as a family or tribe of the Peace Kingdom.

After the Coronation was conducted and affirmed in each nation and continent then this could be "sealed" internationally through the evening of December 13th at the International Coronation in Washington. This process was completed when the IIFWP representing all religions and nations and the Mongolian Federation (representing all peoples not covered by IIFWP ) offered the "Cosmic" Coronation on February 14, 2005. "Cosmic" means that it was affirmed both by the saints of heaven and the righteous on earth.

On this basis Rev. Kwak, Dr. Yang and all Continental leaders conducted the Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly in Korea in February and in March in the U.S. On this foundation a new order of leadership and methodology has been established worldwide. We are now extending this to our key leaders in North America on June 2 - 5.

For a deeper understanding of the foundation of this historic providence please read Father Moon's address of August 20, 2004 at the Blessing and Coronation (Below). With the grace that is offered we also are asked to establish three conditions: the Revolution of Indemnity (atonement), the Revolution of Conscience and the Revolution of Heart. Also, in this address the era of the 8th day Sabbath of Ahn Shi Il are explained. We are now in the era of the rapid expansion of the Kingdom of Peace, the Kingdom of God on earth. To actually recognize this development we must be people who are holy and established in the word of God. That is why the essence of our course as Blessed Families centers on the Word of God and we are encouraged to begin a daily process of Hoon Dok Hae in which we gather each morning and read and study the Word of God. We are to go through the three revolutions of indemnity, conscience and heart while recognizing that everyday is now the Sabbath and every eighth day is a day in which we focus our devotion on Ahn Shi Il or (Attendance and Settlement). We are now to extend this grace to each community through the Hoon Dok Family Church (Neighborhood Family Church/ Home Church / or Family Federation), we are to expand it to the religious field by each blessed family extending this covenant and condition of grace to three churches. This is the reason behind the "One Family, Three Churches" direction we have received.

The Peace Kingdom is a substantial reality that is unfolding with each step we take at this time in God's providence. Moving with us are the Ambassadors for Peace, religious leaders, women leaders, youth leaders and NGO leaders who are called by God to establish the Peace Kingdom. Our work with the IIFWP / IIPC in the Middle East is a key condition that must be accomplished to unravel and defuse the conflicts of all people through history. On that basis we will see the Unification of North and South Korea by peaceful means. We should rejoice each and everyday for the absolute reality and the unfolding of God's historic plan.

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