Earthly Life And Spirit World II
Section 5. Returning Resurrection And Assistance Of Spirits
1. Position Of Past People In The Spiritual World
The one who experiences in his life God's shimjung, who is leading the providence with historical sorrow, will be unable to look at God without tears wherever he goes. When he understands God's Will and struggles to become His child, and when he finds collaborators of the same heart, God will come and shed tears. Then where does God's sorrow lie? It lies in this country, world, and all things, as well as in each of us. We should eradicate this and restore God's joy. The center of our life is the self who can experience God's sorrow.
Then the question is if I am able to move spirits to testify. The spiritual world also requests this. Since spiritual world knows God's heart, if such a person makes such an appeal, spirits are mobilized to help in order to realize the ideal of the heavenly kingdom. Why can't spirits come down to the earth? It is because the earth has become the wall of lamentation. (4-60)
The place where you are standing is not where Adam fell. It is beyond that hill. In other words, now is the time when Adam can communicate directly and go straight towards one purpose. From this point of view, the histories before and after the third seven year course will be radically different. Through the third seven year course, evil force will go down and good force will go up; thus, this course is the time when spiritual world and physical world cross. You should know this.
In the spiritual world, there are good, neutral, and evil spirits. In the three-stage development, after the third seven year course, good spirits will become able to communicate to the earth. It is inevitable. The formation and growth stages are under Satanic dominion, and thus evil spirits led the way and evil people controlled the world. From now, however, spirits start being exchanged. When the exchange occurs, spirit world comes down, with evil spirits first. Then come neutral and then good spirits. When it is turned around, good spirits and good people go up and evil spirits and evil people come down. So far, good and evil kept going up and down, intermingling with each other, but now we enter the age in which good and evil are separated completely. (75-193)
When you go to the spiritual world, you will find that some great figure in the New Testament, who was martyred, respected, and supposed to be in a lofty place, is actually in the most miserable place. Those who die with a thought that their death will bring them to kingdom of heaven cannot go to the Kingdom of Heaven. The attitude of such people is like a mad man who killed himself for kingdom of heaven. But those who suffered and sacrificed, if not martyred, in order to send others to the Kingdom of Heaven, turn out to be the ones in the Kingdom of Heaven.
We should fix the fundamental root of faith. Christianity caused much disaster because of the wrong beliefs. Unification ideology is to remove this disaster. Although we do not destroy it, it is destined to perish. But why do we have to destroy it quickly? It is because we must destroy it and rescue it before it perishes on its own and becomes deserted by God. (64-110)
Among your ancestors, there are many who went to hell. We should liberate them all. Since this is the way of the parents, you must follow it; it is your destiny to follow it all the way to the end. Then spiritual world will help us, through individual, family, tribe, and national levels, thereby bringing unification. You should know this. If we unify the world, we can unify the spiritual world automatically. When spirits come down to the earth, evil spirits come down before good spirits. This is why there is a phenomenon of neurosis among people on earth. You don't know this, but now evil spirits are all down on earth, attacking the human world.
With the coming of the age of ideological confusion centering on democracy and communism, evil spirits come down and cause chaos of body and spirit. When good spirits come down to the earth, however, they expand and start occupying the evil spirits' areas on the earth. When good spirits occupy the earth, there is no place for evil spirits to go, and they will have to surrender. When Satan comes to the earth and surrenders, evil spirits also surrender. So in the Last Days, we should restore even Satan. (54-228)
2. Mobilization Of Spiritual World And Spiritual Assistance
In witnessing, you should witness even when it does not go well. Again and again. It is like throwing stones in the sea. You keep doing it until the stones fill the sea and form a mountain. What happens then? You grow in shimjung. Although the body does not change, shimjung grows. You get up early in the morning and pray in tears for the village for which you are responsible. This is the way of shimjung and of touching the spiritual world. You feel that when God looks upon this village, He cannot help shedding tears because they are all destined to hell, and you shed tears for God.
When you create a powerful resonance by shedding tears for God, the entire spiritual world will be mobilized. You should be able to inspire God with tears so that He thanks you and considers you better than Adam and Eve; otherwise you cannot touch the spiritual world. Only when God says in tears, "As betrayers' descendants, how can you be so good!", will the spiritual world come to your assistance. That is the point where spiritual world starts to open; anything below that standard absolutely will not work. This is the Principle. (96-262)
Ladies and gentlemen, do you like going to the spiritual world? Between your desire to go to the spiritual world and the desire of the spirits to return to the earth, which should be stronger? [spirits] From the standpoint of the Principle, which should be stronger? The spiritual world is the archangelic world, and this world is a world of Adam, Eve, and children. Should children be more eager or servants? Are you supposed to help the spiritual world or is the spiritual world supposed to help you? [Spiritual world should help] They are waiting to help, but why are they still waiting? Would they help you in building the heavenly kingdom on earth or in trying to live comfortably? [to build heavenly kingdom] (161-227)
As I say, spiritual world must be mobilized. Otherwise, how can we create the heavenly kingdom? [We cannot.] Heavenly kingdom is supposed to start from True Parents and not from fallen descendants. As the angelic world assisted at the time of Adam, spiritual world should return to earth and assist the earth with re-creation. Isn't this -the Principle of Resurrection? It will be considered true when it is realized in reality. (162-115)
Am I driving you into suffering because I hate you or because I want to save you? You should know that it is for the sake of saving you. Understanding that your suffering is for your own salvation, you should be grateful. Then the new world of heavenly shimjung will unfold before you. This is the right order. So once you possess the shimjung ties, you can fly anywhere and day and night according to heavenly commands. If you are determined to take responsibility and lead the world like a locomotive, then the spiritual world will help you. If you think this way, the spiritual world will surely help. (96-279)
When you undertake the responsibility for the nation, you should be able to say things such as the following: "In carrying out the individual, family, national, and country mission in the Unification Church, I Will faithfully stick with fortunes of this church. I am a branch of Unification Church that is growing with power of the church. Therefore, the word of the Unification Church is my word, the personality of the Unification Church is my personality, and shimjung of the Unification Church is my shimjung." Then, you will develop wherever you are as the Unification Church does. If you keep up the pace with the Unification Church through such a standard, good spirits and ancestors who used to move along with national fortune will work for you.
Your physical look may be ugly, but spiritual world sees you as princes. Especially, your ancestors within tenth generations from you are anxious, for history of restoration is realized centering on ten generations. But when evil descendants appear, ancestors within ten generations judge him lest he ruin them. For this reason, if someone here has good ancestors, he will be actively supported by them. When you fight and win every battle, spiritual world will rejoice. Then you will scare away evil spirits. Your ancestors will serve you as king. You should be able to feel such things. We should prepare our foundation with the heart that refuses to defile heavenly tradition and dignity. You should pray as to what kind of condition you will establish. Now is a blessed time. (34-20)
3. Spiritual World And Ancestors
When I see someone's face, I can usually tell if he has good or bad ancestors. Some people have good ancestors and receive blessing, whereas others have bad ancestors and suffer all the time. Such people will only suffer as well when they do witnessing in their mission places. (37-144)
When your personality has a certain shortcoming, then listen to the kind of testimony that can supplement your personality. Listen to many experiences. When you hear them, do not criticize, for criticizing means deciding between heavenly side and Satan's side. Do you understand? Criticizing is like a cancer in your development. Once you are on Satan's side, you cannot come to God's side, and once you are on God's side, you cannot go to Satan's side. In our life, we cannot go on a straight line but on zigzag path. I inherit elements from both good and evil ancestors, and these elements influence my actions. So criticism is dangerous. This is the reason why criticism is prohibited. (date unknown)
If you possess true love, you can join God's party any time. You can see thousands of ancestors and spirits because you can transcend time and space. Only those who have heart of true love can manage and transcend all this. The only way to inherit everything from God as God's equal is through love. If a man of true love just passes by, slightly touching me, I would be very happy. Everyone would welcome him. The other world is like this, so you should be trained here, do you understand?
Why am I teaching this? In order to create a person who can breathe in the heavenly world and follow its beats. You should be able to dance to the beat. I am going to spiritual world, right? Satan cannot follow me in the spiritual world. (147- )
We should be one by receiving true spirit from God. In order to achieve a complete unity, we should start with the original subject and then through this become able to move the body; otherwise, unity is not complete. For Unification members, spiritual world is a living reality because when they go astray on their own, for instance, spiritual world stops them and helps them put things in order. This is an amazing thing. A Unification member is connected to his good ancestors through mind and body; they prevent the body from going in the evil direction and push it in the good direction. (162-104)
If there were True Parents, who can govern everything, true family, true society, true country, and true world, how wonderful this world would be. But this is not such a world. Why has this world become like this? Because of the fall, right? From the standpoint of the Principle, it started with a wrong motivation and has continued thus far. The simplest way, then, would be to say, "I can simply get by, and what is the need for a regret? Then I don't need to have any kind of high purpose. It has been like this so far, and I would accept the way things are and live on. How long can I live, anyway? I may live for 70 or 80 years, and that will be it for me. So what's the need for the painful worries and toils?" If your life stops in this world, how simple it must be. If this life is all there is, then I would have also packed my bag and left. But man lives eternally. You don't have so much spiritual experience, but you can meet all the ancestors, including Adam, in the spiritual world. Grandparents, do you want to live long? [Why so long?] Do you want to live long or die quickly? [I want to die soon] Do you want to die soon? [Yes] Then if I strike you with a sword, would you say, "Oh, thank you"? [laughter, How can we die like this?] But you need this if you want to die quickly, don't you? [But I should die according to my destiny] Grandmother, you would run away instantly when a car drives at you on the road, right? (laughter) We have a protective instinct, which makes us act even without a thought.
Does mind get old or not? [Mind does not get old] How about the body? [The body gets old] Why does the body age when the mind does not? When you are treated like an old man, you are not happy. You are not treated as the same generation. How disappointed you must be? (159-277)
When you go to the spiritual world, you will meet countless saints and ancestors and talk with them. They will ask you where you came from and how you lived there, just as friends share their life stories. When your great ancestors ask you, "Hey, you, where did you come from?", then would you protest them for using rough language? Or are they entitled to use such languages because they are your great grandfathers? Christians bow down and pray until they hurt their forehead just to meet Jesus. Even when Jesus appears, however, would they be happy if Jesus keeps using rough language to them? (148-32 1)
4. Hope Of The Spirit
When our Unification Church members have a sincere, loving heart to make Parents happy at least once in their life, they can resonate with the other world. You all want to love me, right? How long have I been speaking? Almost for four hours. But has anyone at least prepared a bread for my lunch? Is there anyone who tries to offer at least spiritual bread, or one who prepared a bread with a thought that he will be grateful even if I throw it away to birds without eating it?
What would spirits think? Would they want to bring something to me everyday and see me eat something from it? Who would be more eager, you or spirits? Would spirits be more eager? [Yes] That is true. You do not know, but spirits know. They know what will happen in the future. You don't know anything, but the other world knows clearly. So they know how they can serve me. All the five senses feel the stimulating power from me. You have not been able to feel this so far, but now you will be able to feel this when you are connected with me. (207-98)
5. Returning Resurrection And Rebirth
1) Returning Resurrection
Just as spirits of good ancestors at the time of Jesus could rise from the form-spirit to the life-spirit-level spiritual world, your ancestors have a special privilege to return through you. Do you understand this? When you understand this and become victorious branches, you are in a position to form a living being; then, your ancestors will help you. This way, you should be a foundation through which your ancestors of thousands of generations can return. In the time of Jesus, spiritual world helped conditionally for the sake of life-spirit level resurrection, but now they help unconditionally for the sake of divine-spirit, level resurrection. So now is a time of great blessing. Do you understand it? In other words, spiritual world is helping. (14-2)
Our present church is too large. At the time of the Chung Pa Dong old headquarters church, when I kicked out someone through one door, he would enter through another door, hiding behind a chair until I went upstairs, and when I disappeared, he would come out and pray through the whole night. We have this kind of history, right? After this, he would come here like this to see my face before he left. It is surely crazy, right? Both you and me. Isn't this why we are famous in the world? [We are crazy together] No, I am not crazy, you rascals. (laughter) If both of us are crazy, then who can take out the feces and urine? What if both of us urinate? (laughter) You are crazy, but I am not. If I were crazy like you, then Unification Church would not have survived.
In such a chaos, I have been able to steer the way. How much did the world try to kill me and uproot the Unification Church ? It was because I was not crazy that we could steer our way through all this. I have tied a rope high up with God according to the way of the heaven. Petty folks, however, try to hook it within a narrow range only in vain. This created wars between churches and countries, bringing countries to ruin. The Unification Church victoriously overcame its war with Christian churches, political parties, democratic and communist worlds. How? From far away. When the rope is hanging from high up, they could not undo it with their own strength. Can they cut off Unification Church? Whether it is philosophy, religion, or spiritual world, no one can be our match.
In America, there is a spiritualist association, and its head is Arthur Ford. He heard about Rev. Moon from Asia. Our missionaries do not visit person by person. They bring Divine Principle books to people who have spiritual communication and tell them, "Please check what kind of book this is. I will come back in a week." When the missionaries go back in a week, they say, "Oh, master, please come." (208-195)
We should offer sacrifices to God with a theory and practical foundation that is enough to subjugate the spiritual world. This ceremony of sacrifice was today's pledge service (Nov. 17, 90), do you understand it? At Han Nam Dong house, I prayed that since the time has come, the current that has been flowing in reverse through heaven and earth now flow in the right way. Since heaven has restored the elder sonship, all the existing second sons and second sons to be born in the future are under God's rule. So after the restoration of elder sonship, the age of second son comes, and heavenly law cannot allow the devil's performing stage. This is a logical conclusion. Do you understand this?
All the spirits have abused Abel on earth, just as elder son murdered and sacrificed the second son; now that we have the elder sonship, however, we can control even the spiritual world. Now they must help us in order to receive the blessing; the more they oppose, the deeper they fall into a pit. The heavenly fortune is changing rapidly. Wait and see in the future. I do not like saying such things, but it is inevitable. For this reason, those who communicate with petty spirits spoke against going to Unification Church. But now Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, and Mohammed must teach people to go to the Unification Church; otherwise, they will be judged by the heavenly law. Why? It is because Rev. Moon's religion is the parents' religion. (208-154)
2) Questions and Answers about Principle of Rebirth
(Father answers questions: Mar 26, 1972, Essen church, Germany)
Question: Through what foundation did the Principle of Rebirth come into being in Asia?
The theory that is prevalent in Asia is not Principle of Rebirth but theory of reincarnation. Reincarnation is a Buddhist doctrine. It sees the phenomenon of resurrection only for one time rather than from the context of the whole. Spirits desire that they receive privilege through people on earth. This is the request of the spirits. The value of human beings before the fall is such that they can dominate the angelic world and cosmos. They fell down a few stages because of the fall, and thus they must go back up to the original place. In going up, however, they cannot go all at once but through a few stages; through the stages, they should restore individual, family, tribe, nation, country, world, and cosmos.
Originally, human beings should go to this world (Father points to what he wrote on the board) But there is no one-step road to this world; you must pioneer each stage and proceed through the stages of individual, family, tribe, and nation. (Father writes on the board) From this point of view, in God's providence, those spirits who died before the Old Testament era, which is a providential age of saving individuals, desire to enter this age and receive the privilege. Going through each stage inevitably requires indemnity. Here, indemnity must be paid as in the case of Cain and Abel.
In other words, suppose a spirit A has been helping through different ages up to now. In order to go to the next stage, however, he still cannot pass over freely, but only by making a condition of indemnity. It cannot be done in a day or two, but through some Principle number, for instance, Twelve years, 40 years, 70 years, or a few centuries. Thus, since this spirit, who has been helping here, (Father points to what he wrote on the board) cannot continue to go up before the period of indemnity is over, he goes back to the spiritual world. This spirit hopes that the first man he is working with can complete the foundation, but if he fails to complete the indemnity condition within the period and dies, this spirit chooses another man and tries to return to him.
For instance, if this spirit is Paul, in an attempt to go up through each stage, if the first man he returns to fails to complete the indemnity condition within the given period and dies, he returns to another man and helps him. Indemnity is necessary. According to the Principle, indemnity is not completed in a short time. For this reason, if the second man does not fulfill the indemnity, a third man is chosen for a returning resurrection. So finally, Paul returns to the third man. The second man will say that he is working with Paul's assistance. Likewise, the third man in the next age will also say that he is working with Paul's assistance and even that he is himself Paul. This way, it looks as if Paul's spirit appeared in the second man and again in third man. Looking at such a phenomenon, they come up with the theory of reincarnation; it is because they do not see the whole. This is the same in this age until the age of world and universe. (Father writes on the board)
Original man lives under God's direct dominion apart from Satan's rule, and yet they live in the fallen realm due to the fall. In order to get away from it, he must pay individual indemnity, family indemnity. . . Without this he cannot come out. Spirits appear in each age through the rule of returning resurrection, and so each stage looks like a phenomenon of reincarnation.
The same applies to you. If you have faith but die before marriage, you have to go through the stages of family, tribe, nation, country, and world. For this reason, you cannot tell how many hundreds of millions of years it will take. This is almost infinity. Jesus could not go beyond of limits of country, and so he has to come back and go up to the stage of country; only through this can he go to the kingdom of heaven. He is now in paradise, and same applies to him.
When Jesus comes to someone and guides him, he claims that he is Jesus. From this, it seems that Jesus is born again, which gives rise to theory of reincarnation. Do you understand this? (Yes) You should understand spiritual world clearly. Human beings, who are supposed to live in God's dominion of goodness, are living in the fallen realm, and they must come away from it. This is why such things happen. Jesus did it spiritually. Christianity has been doing it spiritually also, do you understand? Is there a question about this?
From this point of view, the Unification Principle of Resurrection conforms exactly to the spiritual facts. In other words, the Principle of Resurrection teaches you spiritual formula. So far, countless religious people have experienced such things but have not understood it clearly. When you hear this Principle, however, do not just learn it as a theory, but you must practice it in your own life and achieve victory; otherwise, I will not teach you this.
In other words, instead of stopping at learning about Noah's family, Abraham's family, Jacob's family, Moses, John the Baptist, and Jesus, we should try to pay indemnity for all these figures and establish a victorious foundation. I will teach you when such a foundation is established. In other words, we cannot carry out God's Will unless we turn our defeat to Satan into victory. The providential figures such as Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Moses did not know this.
The returning Jesus, however, must indemnify the failures at individual, family, tribe, nation, and country levels. He is the representative who knows it all and can put it into effect until the ideal world is found. You should know that without doing, we cannot realize it. What will happen if you meet the Messiah and follow him? When you meet him at the time he is perfected through the ages of individual, family, tribe, nation, and country, you will also receive the benefits of individual, family, tribe, and national ages and continue up to the country level. When someone at the individual age wants to go up to the family age through the Messiah, he has to pay indemnity on earth, just as spirits do. Also, in order to go from family age to tribe age, he has to pay indemnity. This means that the longer one has stayed in Unification Church, the more indemnity he has paid; the longer he has been here, the closer he is to me.
The way up to the age of country is a vertical path, and the national system should be determined here. If you do not continue to go up in this process, however, you can fall away. It is because spiritual phenomenon is such that no matter how high you go up, the same phenomenon occurs because of indemnity. Indemnity blocks your way. This is why it is easy to fall away. When you fail here, you will lose everything. Although the Nation of Israel and Jewish Church waited for Jesus for four thousand years, all the foundation collapsed as Jesus died without accomplishing his mission. (Father writes on the board) For this reason, you should know that many people have made sacrifices in the up and down fluctuation.
This happens to the mainstream of God's providence, and yet it also happens to many nations around the world as side-streams. Through this, indemnity is paid throughout the world. In other words, as it goes up as the mainstream like this, other people around the world take either conforming position or opposing positions and pay indemnity.
(Father writes on the board) Things are organized through such an indemnity. You should know that for this reason many religions have made sacrifices in following the providential course.
How do spirits and religious people go beyond this level, which is the highest goodness? In other words, the question is how the country level can be transcended. This is the Messiah; Messiah seeks after this. (Father writes) Since Messiah knows the method of indemnity, when the people unite with him, their indemnity period will be short. When the country is established and settled with the Messiah, all the individuals will belong there. If a country paid indemnity, family, tribe, nation, and country will go up to the world level. Considering this, you should think how fast the world restoration will be if one country is found.
We can go beyond paradise only when we establish a country. Paradise is like a waiting room before going to the heavenly kingdom. If errors still remain that were committed by Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Jacob as they followed this course of restoration, they must all be indemnified. Without indemnity, horizontal development cannot happen. From this point of view, we can see how important a country is. If we have a country, we do not fall away. For instance, how much are foreigners cared for by German government? If they do something wrong, they are kicked out. When they have no nationality, however, where can they go? They have nowhere to go. When such people are killed, they still have no place to appeal.
It is the same in the Satanic world. In a Satanic country, we are people's enemies. Believers of God are their enemies, so how much do they hate and persecute us in their country? Furthermore, even if they kick us out or kill us, we have no place to appeal our case. Likewise, since country is important, God comes looking for a country.
For this reason, in finding a country, you should pay indemnity for individual, family, tribe, nation, and country. You should follow the individual, family, tribal, and national indemnity courses. Otherwise, there is no road to the world. Since the country is the center, each country must go through the central country. If you die without restoring a country, you can only return to the earth and support individual and family, unable to work with a proud authority. You are not qualified as a fighter for occupying Satanic world.
Thus, you can enter in only with a country. Have you entered in? Although you have entered into the Unification Church, you have not entered in God's unified country. Can you be a people without a country? No. Do you understand this? [Yes] Hence, all the spirits hope to assist people of this country. If only you are in this country, return resurrection will occur horizontally. Since it occurs horizontally, the foundation you work for will remain for you.
But before finding this country, however much indemnity you pay, you will lose it all if you make a mistake. You may build up from the bottom, and yet if you slip off on the way, everything will crumble down to nothing. When this is being done on a horizontal level, however, what you have worked for will remain eternally. In other words, during restoration, you will lose your investment through indemnity; when a country is found and we work horizontally, however, your efforts will remain as your accomplishment rather than disappearing as indemnity. (54-227)
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