The Victory Of Love With Heung Jin Nim (Moon)
One-Day Conference For Second Self Wives
April 30, 1988
Channeling of Heung Jin Moon by Cleopas Kundioni (sometimes spelled Clophas or Cleophas), who is also known as Black Heung Jin Nim
Session III: Unconditionally Love Your Husband And Your Family - Part One
Let us pray:
Our Most Beloved Heavenly Father,
This afternoon we would like to show You our original mind and heart in whatever we do. I pray that each one of these Second Self wives can truly realize how much they are honest to the truth, love and beauty within themselves and within this world. Heavenly Father, we would like to have a true resurrection of our true selves deep in our hearts.
I pray that these Second Self Wives can demonstrate absolute faith within themselves wherever they go. I also pray for their families and for their children. Heavenly Father, may their blessed children truly inherit the right truth, love and beauty of these parents and the blessing of the True Parents.
I know that these parents are the key point of the generations to come. That is why we are pouring everything into them. May they grow and totally be your sons and daughters who have been recognized as being responsible in the dispensation of restoration. Heavenly Father; may the memory of today dwell forever in their hearts and may they experience an absolute resurrection within themselves. Therefore we truly offer ourselves today and forever as sons and daughters of heaven.
I pray all this in humility and gratitude, in the most beloved name of our True Parents,
In the beginning, God created everything with His absolute and unconditional Will and love. He even created Lucifer, as well as Adam and Eve, in that way. If Adam and Eve had become perfect, they would have loved each other unconditionally and would have created a higher standard of love. They would have been willing to love one another in an absolute way, centering on the Will of God. This means they would have been responsible to love each other and to love their family.
However, because of the fall, Eve could not love Adam, and Adam could not love Eve in God's way. Consequently, the fall of Lucifer and Eve brought a family which could not unconditionally and willingly sacrifice to love one another. If Cain had loved Abel unconditionally and willingly, he could never have murdered him.
Sacrificial, unconditional love needs both sides, not just one side. So you have to ensure that you have loved your husband and that you have loved your own family. You can find no better purpose in this world than to totally give yourself to the Will of God and to unconditionally love your husband and family. Then you can establish the standard of a God-centered family.
The Faithlessness Of Noah's Wife
So we find that after the fall, we no longer hear about the women's side in Adam's family. We only hear about the men's side. When we look at Noah's family, Noah's wife could not love him unconditionally and willingly centering on the Will of God. She could not create that absoluteness which was needed in her role as Noah's wife. Instead, because she was divided within herself; she caused division between the children and their father. Noah's wife's division was seen again in her own children. Noah's wife should have devoted herself to her husband because Noah had already sacrificed himself for his wife, his children and for God. Therefore, if Noah's wife had thought of God first, as Noah did, it would have been natural for her to love Noah and her family. Because of the grace and blessing of God, Noah was able to successfully dedicate 120 years of his life to God. On this foundation he was able to go into the ark. Noah's wife saw her husband build the ark. She was even in the ark and could see the greatness of Noah, but she did not follow him unconditionally. Instead, she became even more irresponsible in the ark. Noah had to scold his own children. Do you think that was Noah's responsibility? That was his wife's responsibility. Eve should have protected Adam, so in the ark, Noah's wife should have protected Noah. When Noah was sleeping, who should have protected him? His wife should have protected him. Then the whole condition centering on the ark would have been successful. The ark would have been an ideal ark, but it lost the love of Eve.
Noah's wife did not play the role of indemnifying and restoring Eve's failure. Consequently the ark was lost. So, again we see Eve's failure in Noah's family. As a result, Ham could not receive the love of God from the mother's side. He only received the love of God from the father's side and that was not enough. So do not doubt your husband. Noah's wife doubted her husband. Do you doubt your husband or your family? Do you doubt your blessing? Do you doubt yourself? This type of thinking is irresponsible. You would be putting yourself in hell. Noah's wife cast her children into hell by doubting, and if you think that way, you will sentence your own children to hell.
Do not become a failure in your family. Do not become like Noah's wife. Truly, if Noah's wife had absolutely understood the value of the ark, the children would also have absolutely understood. Therefore, I will know all about you just by looking at your children. So please, build the ark with your husband and your children. Build the ideal family. Whether it is on the formation, growth or completion level, all that matters is that there is an ideal standard. Even if you die setting up an ideal standard with your husband and your children, then you will become like Noah. He lived and died to set up that standard. Even though God's heart and his own heart were not inherited by his children, still Noah brought victory to God. Can you bring victory to God? You have to be recognized as being responsible centering on the Will of God.
Sarah's Commitment To God
Based on Noah's demonstration of that type of heart to God, God was able to bring Abraham out from Terah the idol-maker's home. Even before God brought Abraham out of Terah's home, his wife Sarah was already so absolutely, unconditionally and willingly committed to the dispensation of restoration. Sarah had no hesitation about Abraham's decision and all that they had to discuss was how to go ahead together and accomplish God's Will. Sarah agreed with Abraham that they should leave Terah to fulfill all heavenly conditions and to take everything from Terah's side to God's side.
Sarah herself organized all the good servants for Abraham. And Sarah even set up a foundation for Terah to be able to understand God's Will by demonstrating her unity with Abraham as they left Terah's family. So Sarah even set an example of how to destroy hell. Are you ready and able to destroy hell? What kind of heart did Sarah have? Her heart was always with God. Sarah herself chose Hagar to support her and to serve Abraham. Then what type of heart did Sarah have towards Abraham? She had an unconditional, loving heart. She wanted to see that Abraham was served well and that Abraham could accomplish more even after he failed in the first offering to God. Abraham felt hopelessness invade his heart, and he saw darkness fall upon him. Then who gave him hope? It was Sarah. Even though one side was hopeless, there was another side which had hope.
Then, Abraham united with Sarah's heart and once more he was able to understand God at a higher level. But even after that, Abraham fell with Hagar. Then what did Sarah do? Sarah laid conditions for Abraham to see God in her. She knew he could only change if he saw God in another person. So Sarah demonstrated that heart. Thus, once again Sarah laid conditions for Abraham to come back to God and for Abraham to have hope in the dispensation for restoration. Sarah went to Egypt with Abraham and laid conditions to be able to return again. Her heart was absolutely in God. Despite the fact that the level of her spirituality and intellect was only at the top of the formation stage, God favored her because she was demonstrating an absolute heart.
Then how much more opportunity do you have to win God's favor? Can you show that spirit or do you feel, "Now I have two children to raise, I am defeated." How many more difficulties did Sarah face, being unable to have a child until she was 90 years old? What about you? Are you 90 years old? What is your problem? If you think like that you will never be counted in the dispensation. You will simply be an uprooted tree which will never be recognized. So you have to grow. How can you expect God to consider your situation, which has advanced to a higher level in the dispensation, when 5,000 years ago there were people in worse situations who lived sacrificially! They demonstrated their faith all their lives centered on God's Will. So you have to live up to your responsibility.
Finally Isaac could be born. However, Isaac had to be sacrificed as a burnt offering. But Sarah accepted God's command. She did not think, "Oh, God is a murderer." Even Abraham would have preferred offering himself to God instead of his beloved son. So, who encouraged them? Abraham? No! It was Sarah. Would you have the heart to answer God, "Yes. We will do what you asked. We will sacrifice our child as a burnt offering." Could you show the same heart as Sarah after waiting 90 years without becoming pregnant? Or would you say, "Well, I don't think this is a good idea. I don't believe this is from God." If God asked you to lay that type of condition now, could you accept it? Could you even accept another condition? Could you accept a pioneering condition?
Surely Sarah lived in God's heart. She understood that she was called by God. She understood that Abraham's family was totally in God and God was in their family. That is why she was willing to die without descendants, because she knew that her son Isaac was in God and God was in Isaac. So God saw that absolute faith and also that absolute, unconditional and willing love between Abraham and Sarah. So when Abraham and Sarah prayed together before taking Isaac to be offered, they did not think about themselves, they only thought about God. Do you think about God in that way? When you and your husband are told to do something, do you pray and think only about God and His Will? Or do you think, "Oh, I am not qualified. This should not happen to me. Why is this only happening to my family?"
The First Forefather And The First Foremother
When Abraham took Isaac to be offered, it was on the foundation of his faith, together with the foundation of the heart and love of Sarah. Also Isaac absolutely united with his father and his mother. Before arriving at the place of offering, Isaac questioned his father about where they were going, and where the offering was. Then he understood that he was to be the offering. So he also united with God's heart. When Isaac was about to be offered, God saw the unconditional love of God in them and He stopped Abraham and provided them with a ram which they could offer instead. Therefore, Abraham's family found their place in God's heart and Abraham became the father of faith. Also, Sarah became the mother of faith.
Isaac truly understood his parents. There was no offering which he would not make. He demonstrated a total and absolute faith in God. Isaac married Rebecca and she gave herself unconditionally to him. He taught her how to resemble his mother and she applied that standard of love.
Can you develop this discerning quality of love, like Rebecca's, to be able to understand who is Abel, who is Cain, what is good and what is evil? Therefore, when Jacob and Esau came, she understood clearly what was good and evil. Can you discern good and evil in your family? Do you understand how to create one ideal family? Or do you want always to be told, "This is good," or, "That is evil." It is your responsibility to understand your own family, your husband and your children and raise them according to the Will of God.
Rebecca supported Jacob unconditionally. She was in the position to indemnify the failure of Noah's wife who could not love Noah. Therefore, there was a division among their children. Noah's wife could not support Ham, so Rebecca stood in the position to support Jacob, who was in the position of restored Ham. Then Isaac's family could restore the lost ark. Can you center your family on restoring the lost ark?
Jacob went to Haran and was deceived ten times. He accepted Leah unconditionally, which was to restore Hagar. Sarah kicked Hagar out because Abraham had slept with her. Therefore Jacob's generation needed to restore that mistake of Abraham, in order to return back into God's realm. Every failure in the dispensation has to be restored.
Why did Jacob accept Leah? He was in the position to say, "No, I don't want Leah." But he accepted her because he understood Abraham's failure. Then he worked for seven more years to receive Rachel. He wanted Rachel to be a wife and mother like Sarah. He invested his whole heart to restore Sarah. What encouraged Jacob to think this way? It was Rachel's attitude. Rachel kept her own purity and absolutely gave herself in heart to Jacob. Her devotion to him was unconditional even though she had also been deceived, because she was supposed to be given first. But according to Hebrew law that was not allowed. Rachel also understood the dispensation of restoration.
Do you love your husband more than Rachel loved Jacob? Look at Rachel's situation. Could you love your husband in that situation? Could you put yourself in that type of trial of faith and still not leave the Kingdom or would you lose hope? God is expecting you to be even more responsible than the forefathers.
Rachel was even able to embrace Leah. Could you have overcome and loved Leah if you were Rachel? Even though you were told to wait through a separation period, would you have liked to wait through such a long separation period? Did you love that separation period that True Parents gave you, or did you start to have some doubts within yourself? "Why is this happening to me?" Now that you have started your family life and some of you already have your own children, what type of dedication do you have? How have you demonstrated your absoluteness? I do not want to hear people say, "I'm not being loved."
History has taught us enough. It seems that history is actually our own life. So now we take the history of what happened long ago as our own experience. We must develop a more responsible heart than the people of the past. Is Christianity not built on the foundation of the merit of the age of these historic people whom I have mentioned? Even you benefit from their merit. Then what are you doing? Please understand yourself.
Rachel protected Jacob when her Father came after him to recover the stolen idols. Can you protect your husband? Rachel protected her family, including her elder sister. Do you have such a head to protect the dispensation? If you hear some negative rumor from America or Japan, are your own minds negatively influenced and are you spreading it among yourselves? Surely I know more than you about what is really happening. But I am careful with what I know. I always protect the dispensation because that is a way of fighting Satan. I know a lot about you, but I always say to God, "I know, but we will protect them and create that dispensation which you are looking for. Then they will be able to inherit the benefit of our sacrifice." Jesus was able to protect mankind and the dispensation. That is why he was able to work again here on earth.
Do you want to protect the dispensation with all your heart? When you do that, you are absolutely giving yourself to God. That is a true sacrifice. That is true death. Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel all demonstrated true death. Are you willing to die in this way by being a true sacrifice? I am telling you this because I understand the dispensation very well. Are you ready to make an offering of yourself?
Bequeathing Sacrificial Value
Your role and your value are important. Do not look for position, but strive to produce the value of sacrifice. I am never concerned about position. I look for my value through sacrificing for God and True Parents in order to advance the dispensation of restoration. Do you like position? Where can you go with position? How many people have taken their position with them when they died? You must create value, that is all. Then you will have grace and blessing from heaven. So create a family with True Parents' value and God's value. Please have a heart like Rachel's. It is not so easy. You have to die to yourself.
Joseph was a failure because he brought Egyptian blood into the lineage. Who then brought failure into Jacob's family? His own children did. They were not aware of their parents' sacrifice. Even though the parents sacrificed enough, the children did not, and therefore they could not inherit their parents' sacrifice. Despite all of that, God still recognized Jacob as a forefather. Why do we call someone a forefather? It is because they have created the four position foundation centered on God. People who would say 'forefather' in the past somehow understood the four position foundation. So you have to make sure that your sacrifice, whether it is on the formation, growth or completion level, is inherited by your children. You need to develop honesty within yourself and protect the dispensation. Do not cause any damage. When I come back to this country I do not want to hear about your past. So you must grow. Everyone must turn now to support the dispensation.