True Parents established and proclaimed the Family Pledge as the guideline for all families as we entered the FFWPU era. On October 13,1997, they established the tradition of hoondokhae, asking us to read True Parents' words regularly and assiduously, and to actualize them in our daily lives.
True Parents appeared and led the providence of salvation on the basis of restoration through indemnity. In 1989 they proclaimed the Era of the Garden of Love and Pal Jeong Shik (the Settlement of the Eight Stages) and stated that we had entered the era in which the payment of indemnity is no longer required. On the foundation of Pal Jeong Shik, which restored the authority of the elder son, True Parents opened the age of Heavenly Parentism. On July 1,1991, True Parents proclaimed Chil II Jeol (7-1 Day), the Declaration Day of God's Eternal Blessing, which completed the course of historical indemnity, and they declared an eternal blessing upon all humankind.
Prior to the new millennium, they proclaimed, on January 3,1993, the completion of the New Testament Age and the beginning of the Completed Testament Age. At the outset of the Completed Testament Age, they also revealed that it was the era for blessed families to lead God's providence, and that they are to do this by accelerating their tribal messiah activities in their hometowns. On April 10, 1992, True Parents proclaimed the "Advent of the Global Era of Women" as they hosted the founding rally of the Womens Federation for World Peace (WFWP).
True Mother then appeared on the world-level public stage for the first time, touring Korea, Japan, the United States and other countries to inaugurate WFWP globally. In so doing, she announced the long-awaited true freedom of women, in public appearances, with a heart to bless all humanity. During the 31st Parents' Day ceremony, held on March 27,1990, True Father had already declared the "liberation of all women" and had announced True Mother as the second founder of the Unification movement. On June 14, 1999, True Father presented True Mother with an award after she completed a speaking tour of 80 cities around the world for the Global Expansion of True Families. This was a public proclamation that True Mother was completely united with True Father, and that they were jointly leading the entire providence together, that she had contributed gready to the conclusion of the providence of restoration, and that she has been victorious.
I proclaimed "True Parents and the Completed Testament Age" because the family of the original Adam has appeared as the worldwide representative family that no one can oppose, no matter where in the world it goes. Thus, we are able to begin the movement to unite the global family horizontally with True Parents' family in the subject partner position. By substantially forming the heavenly individual, family, tribe, people and nation on earth, we can realize the original kingdom of heaven.
Jesus tried to accomplish on the national level what was lost in Adam's family. In the present age that mission has expanded to the world level. Therefore, in the age of the Second Advent, True Parents come to guide this world, which is the extension of the false parents, through the door they have opened to the new world. Until now, we have been working to separate humankind from Satan by paying indemnity conditions. We can advance through this door by organizing families in the heavenly way. Once such families are organized, the formation of the tribe, people, nation and world can be done naturally. We are in such a time.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the HSA-UWC, I have founded the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification as the way to welcome this time. (264-240, 1994/11/03)
Therefore, the Family Federation is necessary. It is a religion of a higher dimension. After the foundation for the family is connected with the whole of humankind, it automatically expands to the tribal home church, the national home church and the global home church. The kingdom of heaven and the ideal family exist here. The ideal tribe, the ideal nation, the ideal world, the ideal cosmos, and God's ideal for the creation have been fulfilled on earth and in heaven. Everything is finished. Finally, even God has been liberated. (285-178, 1997/05/01)
We must make the place of settlement for the ideal of creation, where both man and woman can reside. We carved the principled path out of a history of conflict by completing the foundation where even children can settle. I have built the road with numerous bridges that all human beings must cross. Families naturally will reach the destination. (231-313, 1992/06/21)
If I had talked about this 40 years ago, there would have been rumors that I swallow young people whole, without a care. So I postponed making the Family Federation. Now I can speak forthrightly because the world is able to believe and understand me. The Family Federation is the vehicle through which I will pass everything down. This is why I have to create the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.
All of you blessed families must become the essential personnel of the Family Federation. You must make sure your attitude is correct so that you do not become lost, according to the standard of the Family Pledge. I cannot do this for you, nor can God. It is the responsibility of each of you as husband and wife. After recovering the famify of Adam and Eve and being victorious in the work of restoration, you must join the realm of blood relations of the heavenly country. The Principled conclusion is that fallen human beings must restore this. (264-199, 1994/10/09)
Therefore, the hope for the future of fallen human beings rests on their ability to join the Family Federation. The greatest hope for fallen human beings is to establish the foundation to receive the Blessing through which they can inherit the true lineage. The number of generations it will require to reach that point is determined by the foundation of their righteousness and moral principles. (264-204, 1994/10/09)
The overall conclusion of all this is the establishment of the FFWPU. Just insisting that there has to be peace will bring no resolution. There must be a subject partner. Therefore, we must go the path of love of the filial child, the patriot, the saint, and the divine son and daughter. Without accomplishing this, the parents cannot be liberated, the nation cannot be liberated, the world cannot be liberated, and heaven and earth cannot be liberated. Liberation will come only after horizontal peace is accomplished by way of the filial son, the patriot, the saint, and the divine son and daughter. (315-302, 2000/02/06)
Valleys only exist where first there are mountains. How can we create equilibrium? Most times, mountains are like barriers. How can we create level ground? In the Unification Church we speak about the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. In order to unify the world, we must first bring peace. Peace means that we make things level, and we become one. Let us bring equality between North and South, East and West, advanced and underdeveloped, successful and unsuccessful, man and woman, young and old. It starts with placing things on an equal plane; yet that in itself is not enough.
Creating a world of peace is not enough. Certainly, there must be reciprocal partners, so both the world of peace and the world of unity are needed. The world is hoping for peace and unity. After making a united and peaceful world, we must go to the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and there we must settle in the family. (335-141, 2000/10/03)
Blessed families and True Parents' family have to become one. How can they unite? Through the tribal messiahs. By connecting to the nation and becoming one with God and True Parents, we transition from the realm of indirect dominion to the realm of direct dominion. This is the course we must take. This is how unity is achieved. You have the lineage of the fallen world until you receive the Blessing. When you receive the Blessing through the Unification Church you are transferred to the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. The realm of direct dominion is different from that of indirect dominion. We must achieve a change of heart and life, and triumph over and liquidate the world of hell. (271-015, 1995/07/30)
Now, after going over the 12 high mountain passes and leveling the global family, we have arrived at the age of the freedom of the Blessing, a realm without any shadow of the Fall. Now is the era of worldwide give and receive action. The era of the global family has begun. Horizontally each family possesses the same value. There are no national barriers. The Blessing places everyone on the same level. This custom, culture and tradition is universal. Previously, when True Parents gave the Blessing to families worldwide, there was opposition, but now Satan cannot oppose this.
It is not possible to settle the family using politics, economics, culture or education. Nor is it possible using military power. True Parents are the only ones who can solve the problem. Now even people who desperately want to oppose us, cannot. An environment has arisen wherein anyone, irrespective of position, can welcome us. We have come to be accepted.
Working through HSA-UWC was necessary until the time we removed Satan. Now, because Satan is gone, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification can gather together all the young people and families internationally, and orient their direction toward the original world. (287-080, 1997/08/31)
Then, what kind of attitude must we have on the family level if we are going to inherit a flourishing world? If we do not complete the realm of the world-level object partner in God's love, we cannot reciprocate with that world. Therefore, as we pursue this, we have to analyze everything, remove what does not fit, and go forward while developing the content of a family and nation. This is the purpose of family life. (275-037, 1995/10/30)
Please live with that consciousness. You should understand that the Principle and the record of True Parents' life course are the root of heavenly law, and you should live your life aligned with these fundamentals. In your daily life, whether in your family life or at higher levels, you should never lose this. You should not be caught by your worldly circumstances.
Because I became the king of the family, you must attend the family king, and thereby liberate the king's authority to the level of the king of tribe, country, world, and heaven and earth. Only by reigning above all this, can the authority of the kingship of the Parents of Heaven and Earth be liberated. The realm of the liberation of the eras of the individual, family, tribe, race, nation, world, heaven and earth, and God will arise. That is why we took down the Unification Church sign. Now it is the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. (337-242, 2000/10/27)
After this, we will transcend the realm of religion. Therefore, HSA-UWC will disappear and we will move forward based on the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. When families settle centering on true love, true life and true lineage, the responsibility of religion will be finished. (362-156, 2001/12/12)
If you hope to unite, you must harmonize and reconcile. Peace can be realized only after everything is made level and harmoniouJ. We seek not just the harmony of the Christian denominations, but the harmony of the world s religions. Christianity is not united; Christians are fighting among themselves. Neither are the Buddhists or the Confucians united. The standard on which the different religions and nations can harmonize can be found in the family, which the Unification Church is hoping to firmly establish. It is called the family of world peace and unity. I am not trying to cause conflict among religions or denominations; rather, I am determined to bring unity, no matter how much I have to suffer for that. If denominations become one, the world will become one. (531-100, 2006/06/30)
The settlement of the family is the highest goal of religion. As we settle the family, we outgrow the concept of religion. Accordingly, on April 8, 1997, the Unification Church removed the HSA-UWC sign and on April 10 we started to use the name Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.
I am talking about the family that can settle on earth in the united realm of heart centering on what I have taught. That family will be able to go directly to the kingdom of heaven. It can go into heaven, the liberated world, or the world before the Fall existed. It is possible only by following the principle of restoration through indemnity. You cannot do without it. You must bequeath to your relatives and descendants the relationships and tradition that you have inherited from True Parents. (378-229, 2002/05/13)
If you are told, "These books contain all the methods of success; they are like the encyclopedia of victory, so if you study these books you will become the prince of the field of social science," would you study them or not? I have said everything about all fields of endeavor, from science and technology to politics, religion, culture, the economy and so forth. Every word I spoke was brimming with vision. From this perspective, the political,^financial and intellectual worlds must have a connection with the future, the world, and the united ideal world. Power structures also must have a way to connect. No matter how brilliant you may be, if you do not do this, you will perish. Water grows stale if it is not moving. (207-070, 1990/11/01)
My words do not drift away. They address eternal issues, and raise issues for the literary world and the art world. I am a person skilled in various fields. In the literary field I am capable of writing a novel in a day. I even did so when I was in prison. I am full of poetic sentiments. In addition, I know how to utilize revolutionary words. When you read The Sermons, you will find words that you cannot imagine leaping out at you and interconnecting as creative new ideas. They are revolutionary. They are not just theoretical. I have tied them together, sometimes traversing many hills and obstacles weaving them all together. I am a person who sees all of these relationships. (325-108, 2000/06/30)
They are not words spoken of my own accord. I never spoke of my own accord. I never even opened my mouth if God did not lead the way. That is why these words are so great. When you speak these words, your innermost feelings are revealed. When I go to the place where I spoke those words of old, the heart I felt then and the spiritual power with which the spirit world cooperated with me at that time concentrates itself and comes into me. And you should know, when all families in the world have the same heart that I had back then and send this to the spirit world, they can unleash a power that can lead to re-creation and can expand into a realm of heart, the core realm, that can cover the entire world.
People who dislike doing hoon-dokhae lack this spirituality. They may become sick, and even put themselves in danger of falling. You should find hoondokhae more delicious than rice or any other food. Your attitude toward hoondokhae should be such that you regret not having enough time to do it. You should wish to do hoondokhae 24 hours a day, for years on end. Every time you do hoondokhae you should wish to swallow the words all at once, as if they were a spoonful of rice. (323-244, 2000/06/03)
From now on in studying the Word, you will understand it fully only if you do it while offering devotions. As you continue reading, you may find a passage that you cannot work out, or a passage that you cannot understand because the subject matter leaps and halts incomprehensibly. To understand such passages you will need to pray. (144-289, 1986/04/26)
You have no idea how difficult that is. I feel as if I am going to my own execution; that is how serious it is. I step forward without having made any preparation, but when I open my mouth I speak words that contain everything in heaven and on earth. The Sermons are the original record of such miracles that I have wrought. (316-046, 2000/02/09)
When I read and study the words I myself have spoken, though decades have passed, I can still reach that stage in an instant. Just as you have wished to see morning sunlight in the dark night, I worked my way through 40 years in search of bright sunlight. Now it is noon and this has become a world without shadows. All of heaven and earth are flooded with light.
My words will not fail; they have the power to change the world into the heavenly kingdom. Where such an era unfolds, Satan disappears. The world of darkness disappears. As bright worlds of light, the heaven and earth of love connect at the place where the earthly world and the heavenly world can love, centering on the light of God. The fact that I have publicly declared these words, which have this amazing power of re-creation, is truly momentous. (322-012, 2000/05/11)
I have spoken profoundly about Jesus. After reading what I teach about Jesus, no pastor can open their mouth and say that I am a heretic. All the content in those books is like that. I spoke these words in the 1960s, and these people are still opposing me now. The act of opposing me is a terrible sin. It is equivalent to obstructing everything that forms the realm of victory achieved in the last 2,000 years of history. (190-231, 1989/06/19)
Then who do you think likes hoondokhae the most? Since God and I both like hoondokhae, God is the champion of all hoondokhae champions, the Eldest Son King of all eldest son kings, the King of all family kings, and the King of all nation kings. That is why I, who am on this earth following His Will, come after Him, in second place, and have the elder son's authority, the parent's authority and the kingship of hoondokhae on His behalf. And all people can inherit the elder son's authority, the parent's authority and the family kingship on my behalf, and realize the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth, where everyone is on an equal, level footing and receives equal treatment. Therefore, everyone will like hoondokhae. (303-122, 1999/08/08)
Now is the moiiient in time when we should completely settle the accounts of 6,000 years. That is why we are now reading and studying about the spirit world. I am trying to go beyond such a situation through hoondokhae, so in this meeting we should go beyond this period by uniting in absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. That is why I am reading this a second time. I have said everything that needs to be said about life on this earth. Every word I have said was spoken after I translated it into action. Because I practiced it first before I spoke it, those words always pass judgment. They are recorded in the spirit world. (314-034, 1999/12/30)
Therefore, in light of these teachings, when a father does wrong his son should advise him, and when a wife does wrong her husband should advise her. By definition nobody is higher or lower. You are all brothers and sisters in front of True Parents, and those of you in the realm of brother and sister can advise one another. In whatever place you find yourself, one of you should step forward and commence hoondokhae to unite all of you as one. This is what I said 50 years ago. Hoondokhae is an equalizing education that is held every day.
You need to live your whole life centering on the Word. After that, you need to have spiritual experiences and see the spirit world, and create an environment where you can meet with your ancestors and thus hold exchanges with the spirit world. You will not be able to communicate with them unless you know the Word. Only when you communicate through God's Word can the spirit world be directly connected to the physical world. If your own thoughts get mixed up in it, you cannot communicate. (314-046, 1999/12/30)
I am weary and exhausted. What will happen when I go to the spirit world? You will have only my words. You have met me and your emotions have resonated and harmonized with mine, and thus you and I have come to stand in the position of object partner and subject partner—but the Word is not like that. You need to realize the Word substantially. The Word has no substance. When its owner dies, it is broken into pieces. That is why we are holding hoondokhae worldwide in this manner.
Why do I emphasize hoondokhae? It is to make you feel the true taste of the Word. You need to feel it more than you do when you meet me. When you meet me, it is only for an hour or two, but you can meet this Word eternally. When you feel its depth, the Unification Church will paint all of heaven and earth with its colors in an instant. (318-114, 2000/03/04)
In terms of electricity, hoondokhae is a battery or generating plant. Not just anyone's words can have such an effect. I spoke those words as if on the verge of death. When the Word appears, it is one that never before was seen in the world. It is the Word of God. This means wherever you are, with that Word at the center, the spirit world can work the miracle of resurrection. You need to understand how serious this is. They are not words that float away. They are the final words that you should leave behind for your descendants. (301-087, 1999/04/16)
We are now living in an era where the family can settle through hoondokhae. That is why hoondokhae is important. It is a program for liberating your ancestors in the spirit world and also for liberating your descendants. The past, the present and the future are one. And in the future, when your parents become grandparents, you and your children together with your parents will form three generations. You need to build a bridge connecting these three generations on earth. (291-239, 1998/03/15)
Then have the words I have spoken come true or not? If I myself failed to translate those words into action, I need to take responsibility for that failure and do my best to finish that work before I die, even if it means I need to prolong the time it takes. That is why I am looking for a way to do so. I need to put it in order. I do not want to leave anything but the Word behind, and I need to leave behind the substantial realization of the Word. (324-027, 2000/06/04)
These relationships are formed at the place where one is hanging between life and death. Those who are willing to die will live. It is my job to die and it is Gods job to save me from death. A person who has never been in such a serious position will drift away. They will pass by. You need to have roots. (296-332, 1998/11/18)
After that, you need to bring 160 families or 180 families to receive the Blessing, and when this one tribe comes to be registered, your own attitude becomes even more important.
Hoondokhae should be more delicious than eating food, and it should be more real than the life you live now. Even if you forget to eat, you should not forget to hold hoondokhae. You should hold it morning, noon and night. And after you have had your dinner, you should do hoondokhae if you have time. You should hold it at least four times a day. To sum it up, you should do hoondokhae when you wake up in the morning, after you have had your lunch, after you have had your dinner, and one more time right before you go to bed. Then your spiritual life force will grow.
And when you do not do hoondokhae, it will feel stuffy, almost as if the day were dark, rainy and foggy. You need to place more importance on hoondokhae than even your prayer time. It is the path to perfecting yourself. It is the time through which True Parents can perfect you. (295-274, 1998/09/08)
You should not worry about your livelihood. Even if you have sold your house and your land and are wandering around like a refugee, you will eventually come to settle in the position of the world's leading ancestors of hoondokhae. In this way it will be possible to globalize hoondokhae, and that means it will be possible to globalize the Blessing. Such an amazing future lies before us.
In every nook and cranny, you need to organize the small units, blocks and neighborhoods, and those in charge of them should shoulder the responsibility to educate the residents. You should educate everyone in your area so that they all reach the same spiritual level as a similar area in the spirit world, making your area level with the spirit world, with no difference between the two. (296-221, 1998/11/10)
We have begun a movement that can move blocks, neighborhoods and even towns. It is a global movement. Since nations in the world are adopting Korea as the fatherland of faith, the people of the central area, the people who live on the soil of the homeland, should be the first hoondokhae champions. For that reason we are carrying out this work on a national scale. (290-160, 1998/02/18)
Among Unification Principle teachings you do not find the concept of fighting. Though there are eight verses in the Family Pledge, not one of them contains the concept of fighting. "My Pledge," which came before this pledge, included the concept of fighting, but the Family Pledge of the present day does not contain this concept. (434-040, 2004/01/28)
First of all, mind and body need to be united. Second, spouses need to be united. Third, children need to be united. God was lost in the Garden of Eden. Through Adam and Eve the individual was lost, the husband and wife were lost, and the children were lost. They need to be restored. Therefore you can recite the Family Pledge only when your mind and body are in unity, you and your spouse are one, and your children are united. (267-147, 1995/01/04)
Since the Fall occurred in the family and the lineage was changed, you need to return to the origin. This is a serious matter. When True Parents created the Family Pledge, they did so as the True Parents standing in the position of the substantial object partner of God. True Parents took full responsibility in making the Family Pledge. Therefore it cannot be set aside. (567-164, 2007/06/30)
When you look at it based on the content of restoration through indemnity, it shows us how we can be totally liberated. Therefore, anyone who recites the pledge and lives it belongs to the realm of perfected families, not the realm of families of the fallen world. Because a family realm centered on true love is formed, the mind and body that had been divided by false love can unite. (264-245, 1994/11/03)
This same Principle also applies to Unification Church members. Now is the age of law. The Family Pledge is the constitution of heaven and earth. If you are able to fulfill even one of the verses in the pledge, you can become a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. You do not know its value, so you recite it in the same way an ignorant person might recite from scripture without understanding a word of it.
When you make a pledge, you should live in accordance with it, but you have failed to do so. Only your outer shell is that of a human being. You have the appearance of a human being, yet there is nothing inside. You need to fill that empty space. We have entered the original, ideal realm of Gods direct dominion, and the words of the Family Pledge will help us establish its laws and put them in order. (388-076, 2002/07/30)
The Family Pledge is a scale that you need to safeguard at the risk of your life. You need to weigh your life every day and see if there has been any change. You need to place your life on the scale and see if you have gone higher or lower. When you offer more and more devotions for the Will, your life will go higher. (564-207, 2007/06/02)
Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong presents basic material for the constitution necessary to realize the family of the heavenly kingdom and the heavenly kingdom itself. There can be no constitutional law that is not a part of it. The Family Pledge is the essence of the last version of Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong. Perfected people both in the heavenly world and the physical world recite it. (599-317, 2008/10/24)
The Family Pledge is the center. God's ideal of creation is the family. It is one family under God. This is the root of everything, from which everything proceeds. It is important that things do not get stuck.
You need to internalize the Family Pledge on the foundation of absolute sex. Since the whole moral attitude of your tribe depends on the Family Pledge, you need to internalize it together with your ancestors, with your tribe and with your descendants, starting from a baseline of absolute sex. (602-086, 2008/11/13)
On August 31, 1989, True Parents' Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages (Pal JeongShik) opened the age when indemnity no longer would be necessary. The Ceremony for the Settie-ment of the Eight Stages refers vertically to the stages of servant of servants, servant, adopted child, stepchild, child, spouse, parents and God, and horizontally to the stages of individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages announced that True Parents had established the victorious foundations necessary to restore, through indemnity, these eight vertical and eight horizontal stages.
Then, on August 31, I proclaimed the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. I must consummate vertical indemnity and horizontal indemnity. Accordingly, I proclaimed this in the northernmost region, Alaska. Next, on September 1,1 announced the Age of Heavenly Parentism, and on February 27, 1990,1 proclaimed the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The establishment of the Parents of Heaven and Earth is the same as the establishment of king-ship, which I announced at that same ceremony. Through the coming of the kingship of heaven and earth, we entered the age when True Parents have authority. (204-281, 1990/07/11)
The providence of salvation will come to a complete end only when the UN is renewed. Religions and countries will disappear. The fighting between religions and between countries will disappear. It will be the age of family love. By bringing true life together with God's true love at the center, we will possess true lineage. Because that is fully realized in the father-son relationship, the human race will be one great family. All the people of the world will be brothers and sisters. Where do we find the origin of this? We find it in the family.
Many thousands of years ago, all people were supposed to be brothers and sisters, but that relationship was lost. As time passed, those close sibling relationships were lost. Hence, people of the East and West, and North and South, will have to be brought together. When this happens, we can live in the age of one great family of humankind. (414-220, 2003/08/02)
Accordingly, we are entering the Providential Age of the Grace of Love. From the viewpoint of the Principle, we passed through the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle and entered the standard of Gods direct dominion, in which we can become one with God's love. Because children and parents are connecting in the age of restoring parental authority, I must announce tribal messiahship. I sacrificed everything, including myself, for the sake of the providence that God has been carrying out for 6,000 years, and I finally restored the family of fallen Adam.
Therefore, those men who married as they pleased can become restored Adams at the formation stage. Your tribe becomes the growth-stage Adam, and Father, centering on the nation, becomes the completion-stage Adam. This era automatically expands worldwide. We have entered the era to gain the right to inherit the position of parents. Parents and children are becoming one, and Satan's world cannot meddle in that. (193-100, 1989/08/31)
In Divine Principle terminology, this is the transition from the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle into the realm of Gods direct dominion. In the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle, you have to complete your portion of responsibility by restoring the authority of the elder son. Then you can inherit the foundation of restoration from me, who has subjugated Satan on the world level. By hoisting the flag of victory as the elder son, you should take dominion over Satan directly, so that Satan will say to you, "Now you have become the children of heaven. I am the archangel, and I need to serve you." At this point you are able to act freely in the realm of dominion based on accomplishments through the Principle. You are doing that based on the restoration of the authority of the elder son.
The first-born child and second-born child are both the children of Adam and Eve. They are God's children. Therefore, because the providential age to which we have returned is one in which children centered on their parents connect their family and blood relations with God at the center, we call this age the Providential Age of the Grace of Love. (193-091, 1997/08/31)
Because Christianity could not fulfill its mission, True Parents came and they had to establish a foundation of victory by restoring the authority of the elder son through indemnity a second time, over a period of 40 years. They had to restore all the failures at the time of Jesus and at the time of Adam. Therefore, based on True Parents, Adam's family is restored, Jesus' family is restored and each nation is restored. When Korea is restored, it will be the central nation of the world.
In truth, borders between nations will disappear automatically when, centered on the Returning Lord—that is, the True Parents—worldwide parents, national parents, tribal parents and family parents are established. We can look for nations, but they will not exist.
The blessed families, who are family messiahs and tribal messiahs, have to save the nation while in the family position, which is similar to the situation when Jesus was resurrected. The mission of Jesus was to connect Israel, Rome and the world, but the world became divided internally and externally; that is, into Cain and Abel. You have to end that division by means of love. (193-087, 1989/08/31)
I had to go from the position of servant of servants to the position of servant, and after that to the position of adopted son. An adopted child has a different lineage. And I had to complete the portion of responsibility that Adam had in order to establish the tradition. Because the responsibility of Adam, who failed in establishing that tradition, needed to be fulfilled, I had to complete Adam's portion of responsibility after enduring and overcoming even agonizing situations.
Furthermore, I had to create the foundation for Eve to become completely one with the children. In order to restore the cosmos, I established the authority of the elder son through Eve. Eve, who received the responsibility of restoring the elder son, must become one with the elder son and the second son. (193-093, 1989/08/31)
Since God prepared the Christian cultural realm so thit His authority would encounter no opposition, the goal of that realm was to attend the coming Lord. However, even though everything had been restored through indemnity, both vertically and horizontally, all that accomplishment was completely lost. God fully prepared the standard based on vertical and horizontal indemnity on the worldwide scale. But because the Korean people and Christianity did not support Father, everything was lost.
Because of that, the Cain, Abel and Eve nations on heaven's side, and the Cain, Abel and Eve nations on Satan's side, along with Korea, became seven enemy nations. After Satan gathered these seven nations, he intended to eliminate Father. However, having gone beyond the national level, expanding the realm of the Blessing with the holding of the 777 Couples Blessing Ceremony, and after the three-year missionary mobilization of blessed wives, the foundation was made for me to go to the United States. Since then I have been working to expand the foundation by indemnity through the eight stages up to the world level. (199-157, 1990/02/16)
Accordingly we are entering the age in which people no longer need to pay indemnity. It means that wherever a Unification Church member goes, or I go, and whatever we do, no one can persecute us. Now when we do any kind of work, no one can accuse us. The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages is the ceremony for settling into that new environment.
After performing this ceremony as the foundation, I declared Heavenly Par-entism on September 1,1989. The age to restore the elder son was prior to the completion of the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages. By restoring the authority of the elder son to the side of heaven, we entered the realm of the worldwide summit in which Satan is no longer able to oppose us. (193-207, 1989/10/04)
The mission of the Bride after passing through thousands of years is to establish a unified worldwide foundation on earth. This is done for the sake of completing the ideal of Adam and accomplishing Gods Will for the Bridegroom. Without that foundation, Abel cannot appear on earth as the victorious Bridegroom. Even if he were victorious on the national level, the world-level Satan would cling to him in order to beat him down. Therefore until the time we are able to go over the worldwide realm of liberation we must establish the realm of the Bride while preparing for the Bridegroom. For God to make Adam was simple. However, re-creating Adam has had to proceed through thousands of years of history, from the Fall of Adam and Eve until now. (242-243, 1993/01/02)
There is important content behind the announcement of the cosmic settlement at the close of August this year. In this providential age, the restoration of the authority of the elder son along with the authority of parents is established, and through the restoration of the authority of the parents, the restoration of kingship is established.
The age of democracy is passing and the world of love is coming. Can democracy buy God and True Parents? Can you be voted into a relationship with God and True Parents? The way of love is the only way.
I have made these pronouncements, but that does not mean you do not have to pray. If you do not, the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages cannot reside on earth and in heaven. I proclaimed the settlement by offering prayers as the representative of all the members of the Unification Church, all people, all nations and all things in heaven. (193-110, 1997/08/31)
When I see Satan residing in the spirit world and the earthly world, I say, "You have opposed me worldwide. I have loved humankind more than you have. I have taught Gods heavenly way to all people when you taught them to be defeated and led them to ruin." Satan bows his head in front of the leadership of love. It is the love of the mother trying to restore her unfilial son from the life of a bandit to a righteous life. Only love can make the sinful devil surrender. That is why I emphasize love. (193-299, 1989/10/08)
Because of the Korean War, the world entered the era of two poles. However these two poles became one centering on the Seoul Olympics. The Moscow Olympics and Los Angeles Olympics were in the era of two poles, but they became one at the time of the Seoul Olympics. At that time the Little Angels participated in a celebratory performance and I said, "l will donate 2,000 cars to Moscow. Please take them, but take them through North Korea." I suggested this so that the material and spiritual could unite. At the Seoul Olympics, the young Unification Church missionaries became one with Cain-type young people in Satan's world. Accordingly, Unification Church members cheered for those countries that did not have an embassy in Korea, by holding those nations' flags. They united and cheered them on.
At the end of August, 1989, I declared the Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages based on those conditions. I built that idealistic foundation for young people and, based on that foundation I established a day with great significance. (287-125, 1997/09/19)
Because I proclaimed this in Kodiak, Kodiak is the starting point and standard from which we move forward. Kodiak is an island in the sea between Russia and America. Therefore, settlement of the eight stages began in the ocean, proceeded through a peninsula, arrived on a continent and, for the first time reached the world level. Eight stages, the age of the servant of servants to the servant, adopted child, stepchild, child, mother, father and God were thoroughly indemnified and connected vertically and horizontally As a result, Heavenly Parentism could be declared on September 1,1989. (596-242, 2008/08/31)
The Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages was proclaimed on the foundation of True Parents passing through all the experiences of bitter pain and grief, vertically and horizontally. Until now, heaven could come neither vertically nor horizontally. But after we connect vertically and horizontally with the new family, with True Parents as the center, we can advance to the world that God desires. Heavenly Parentism would not emerge without this Ceremony for the Settlement of the Eight Stages.
The blessed families are the center of this worldwide expansion. Standing on the territory of a world family centering on the blessed couples, from the 30,000 Couples to the 360,000 Couples to the 3.6 Million Couples, the way the family of True Parents is going is beyond the vertical and horizontal stages, and God is able to dwell on earth. Therefore I proclaimed the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath of the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The 30,000 Couples, 360,000 Couples and 3.6 Million Couples fulfilled the formation, growth and completion stages, ushering in the age when Unificationist families of the world can be welcomed and their activities proceed without obstruction. Therefore, wherever God goes, He is able to rest. (287-108, 1997/09/19)
Accordingly, in this age your hometowns can be acknowledged as hometowns of God's nation. They have been liberated from hell. Now the people who were living in hell are all going through returning resurrection, so three generations must be centered on the tribal messiah, and this forms a condition in front of heaven. A grandfather, a father and an older brother center on the tribal messiah. This is the root of the spiritual work of restoration. You are liberating God, liberating True Parents and liberating yourself. (193-213, 1989/08/31)
Accordingly, I have dispatched tribal messiahs and now I am educating families. What have True Parents been doing here on earth for 40 years? True Parents sent out tens of thousands of couples and blessed families into Satan's world, centered not on the individual domain of messiahship but rather on the worldwide domain. After giving them the Blessing centering on God, we sent them out on missions of family messiahship.
The era of individual witnessing is passing. It is the age of family witnessing. You must find each person based on the fact that each persons mind-body relationship has been lost. You find your counterpart based on the relationship between subject partner and object partner. As a man, you need to have a partner. A woman has to unite as an absolute object partner with her husband, who is the subject partner and, after becoming one with him, receive true love from him. If you are going to possess the true qualifications of perfection, the man and woman must become one in true love.
When east and west unite and form a horizontal relationship through marriage, God comes down on the perpendicular and dwells here. God descends, and the realm of the oneness of the four great realms of heart is achieved— the heart of parents, of husband and wife, of siblings and of children. From this perspective, history is the battle to find brothers and to find the authority of the elder son. What remains then is the age of Parentism. (245-154, 1993/02/28)
Now that the realm of completion has been achieved through these indemnity conditions, the Adam realm should expand horizontally. It encompasses the formation-stage Adam, the growth-stage Adam and the completion-stage Adam. From the historical viewpoint, the formation-stage Adam is fallen Adam, the growth-stage Adam is Jesus, and the completion-stage Adam is the Returning Lord. The Old Testament Age was the age of sacrificial rites based on material things. The New Testament Age was the age when the Son was sacrificed. After that the Returning Lord, in the position of True Parents, came to this earth and became the offering for the sake of restoring the Parents of Heaven and Earth.
The Old Testament Age was the age of sacrificing material things for the sake of attending the Son. The New Testament Age was the age of sacrificing the Son for the sake of attending the Parents. Upon the liberation of Korea, when the True Parents came, if everyone had become one on that foundation and the country had united, God would have come down and dwelt there. However, it did not work like that, so True Parents suffered while restoring this foundation through indemnity a second time, and again made preparations to attend God on earth. (199-097, 1990/02/15)
The authentic democratic world has not been realized, so American youth are lamenting. The American government and American leaders are just staring at this; they cannot handle it. No one is able to liberate America, which is going to ruin. Who can solve this affliction? It is not possible for anyone other than God. That is why we do not cling to democracy. There must be Parentism, Heavenly Parentism. (205-176, 1990/09/01)
At this time there is no place of settlement. Settlement has to be done through the restoration of Canaan. Canaan's seven tribes need to bow their heads in surrender. This is why we have been holding banquets since 1989 on the occasion of returning to our childhood homes in glory. Sent out from the gates of our hometown in tears, we have returned holding the flag of victory and have held banquets with our relatives, beginning with our father and mother. After fully preparing such a foundation and proclaiming tribal messiahship, we are restoring all our relatives to heaven s nation. (199-158, 1990/02/16)
When the sphere of your heart is united with True Parents, you are in the unfallen position and God comes in vertically. True love, which unites in the realm of heart of God and True Parents, travels the shortest and most direct route. Therefore, love that connects to the top is vertical. The shortest and most direct route is the vertical line, which connects to the horizontal line at a 90-degree angle. Where is the uniting point of heart where we can unite heaven and earth? That place is nowhere other than where there is a 90-degree angle with the central line.
When we achieve this based on the love of upper and lower, front and back, and elder and younger brothers, we have 1,2, 3,4,5,6, and 7. Seven points. Because the number 7 represents the integrated core of love, and because it expresses the completion of love, we call it the number of completion. (215-128, 1991/02/06)
After I connect to you, when you become one with your family you too will be able to enter Father's position. When you do that, your mission of tribal messiah will end and you will possess tribal kingship. It is not me but you who will possess it. Then the land of your hometown will become the kingdom of heaven.
Heavenly Parentism is needed to digest Satan, who remains active in both the communist and democratic worlds. You have to digest all the diverse cultural backgrounds in the world by means of Godism, Heavenly Parentism and true love. After that we should establish kingship. The people that can digest them will become the owners of the kingship. These teachings are like trustworthy walking sticks that we can lean on to clean up all the problems of the past so that we can establish the kingship. When we have done this, the history of restoration wfcll be spotless and complete. (205-193, 1990/09/01)
Here I have settled the three vertical standards: the eras of Adam, Jesus and the Returning Lord. Because I was completely victorious in preparing these standards, we have to step forth and expand in the era of the Returning Lord. Accordingly, a model has appeared for you to establish your family. The Third Adam came to save the First Adam and the Second Adam. As he sends you out in the position of the Second Adam, your mother and father will rise to the position of the First Adam.
Once that is done, religions will no longer be necessary and the entire world will enter the realm of the chosen people. The whole world will be connected through one set of True Parents. Therefore, the land of the hometown where you were born will become the nation of heaven, the kingdom of heaven, and your father and mother in your hometown will become true ancestors. (201-130, 1990/03/27)
You must love what is vertical more than you love your relatives. Then Satan cannot take possession. Now all the conditions have been established to make the restoration of kingship possible. (201-131, 1990/03/27)
You cannot go to heaven holding only an individual foundation. In the kingdom of heaven, the world and cosmos are included. The concept of the kingdom of heaven until now has not been totally correct. Where can you create the original ideal kingdom of heaven? The kingdom of heaven is realized when you pass through the levels of your individual self, family, tribe, people, nation, world, cosmos and God. You must realize this here on earth, after you find the central being. Unless you do so, you will not be liberated. (205-167, 1990/09/01)
God gave this great gift to human beings, but it is not individually oriented. Even if you have received the Blessing, and you and your spouse attend church regularly, that is not enough by itself. You have to become the representative of your tribe and the representative of your people. Accordingly you are called a tribal messiah.
Next, we say that it is necessary for you to restore the authority of the elder son, restore the authority of parents, restore the authority of Heavenly Parent, and restore kingship. That is not an individual viewpoint. The entire providence is global and historical. We have to go from parentism up to Heavenly Parentism. From here we need to achieve even the kingship of the kingdom of heaven. That is your responsibility. As Gods representative, I had to establish the providential conditions that Satan cannot accuse. Sooner or later you will have to take this path. (205-169, 1990/09/01)
Looking from the viewpoint of the providence of restoration, or salvation, there are not many fruits to be harvested. The result, the fruit, sought by religion is only one, not many. From this point of view, what do you think God wants? What fruit do you think He wants to harvest? The fruit that God is looking for is heaven's lineage. It is none other than His lineage. In order to establish heaven's lineage, you must establish the tradition that can connect you to God's love. (218-013, 1991/07/01)
All the suffering from the conflicts caused by the division between the communist world and the free world, which brought bitter pain in history, now have been dissolved centered on True Parents. With True Parents' victorious harvest, the age has come when the communist world and the free world, and also North and South Korea, are able to become one. By establishing this day and holding this proclamation ceremony, we are reaching the time when we can clear up everything by harvesting all the conditions that people on heaven's side have established, counting them among the works of providential history. Then we can celebrate the day of victory, liberation and glory. This is something we need to understand.
Thus, we have made preparations to secure the family and the tribe, so that you will be able to attend God within the realm of your tribe. If you do not do the mission of tribal messiah, you will not be able to connect with your tribal family and with heavens nation. Understanding the whole meaning of this providential history, I already declared tribal messiahship, and as of July 1, 1991, all members throughout the world are proclaiming that they will become tribal messiahs. Therefore, since Gods household is pursuing the bond of true love centered on True Parents and has separated from the defiled lineage, today I am able to proclaim True Parents' clan, which includes all blessed families and their descendants. (218-007, 1991/07/01)
We understand that true love flowing from original nature is the center of all levels, from the individual to the family, tribe, people and nation. Thus it is based on our family life here on earth that we follow the way of true love and strive to build the original kingdom of heaven. We have absolutely one direction, one purpose and one goal, which is to reach that ultimate destination. Therefore, the Unification Church now proclaims tribal messiahship, and for this we will carry out grassroots activities to break through in every neighborhood and community (tong-ban gyeokpa). This is the solemn mission that heaven has given us. (218-011, 1991/07/01)
Father's branches are the original branches. Since they are now growing well in all directions, east, west, north and south, if you engraft a cutting from one of those branches to yourself, you will become like an original branch. If that is so, then how significant do you think today's ceremony, the Ceremony to Proclaim the Day of God's Eternal Blessing, is? All religions, all nations, and even God have waited for this proclamation ceremony. Now that the ceremony has been held and the proclamation has been made, based on this standard, we can begin to resolve all problems. (218-038, 1991/07/01)
God blessed Adam and Eve, but they were completely shattered, unable to fulfill their responsibility and attain the ideal of love. I recovered God's love based on the three great blessings, and now I have proclaimed God's eternal blessing. This means that the people of the world are now free from the realm of indemnity. (223-224, 1991/11/10)
There are many photographs of our faces and figures, but not of our hands and feet. So it is absolutely necessary to keep the records of our hands and feet. There will come a time after we are gone when people will be curious and want to know about them. That is why I came up with this idea to leave accurate records of our hands and feet.
Chil II Jeol in 1993 is also significant because it comes amid a speaking tour where True Mother and I are proclaiming "True Parents and the Completed Testament Age." Now that we are surmounting another hill, it is meaningful to offer everything to God. Hands symbolize heaven and feet symbolize earth. The entire body is a microcosm of all things, of the world of creation. Thus we are marking the third anniversary of Chil II Jeol with the meaning of offering everything up to God. (248-072, 1993/07/01)
I define the word "Messiah" to mean True Parents; hence, an individual cannot be a messiah. The family messiah is a candidate to be a tribal messiah, and since the tribe combines two family names, the family messiah is elevated to the status of tribal messiah when two families are joined. After that, the tribe is not enough. Next you have to organize a people. A people consists of 12 tribes. If these tribes unite, they will be able to form a nation. (410-119, 2003/07/02)
For example, there are many Kims in the Unification Church. So if your last name is Kim, you had better quickly return to your hometown and stake your claim as the messiah for the Kim tribe. Quickly go! You have to think, "If there is reason for someone to be killed, I will be killed first, before anybody else. If there is reason for someone to be whipped, I will be whipped before anybody else. If someone has to be cursed, I will be cursed and persecuted before anyone else. If someone has to starve, I will starve before anyone else." With that kind of determination, gather everyone in your village, and stake your claim as the tribal messiah and center of your tribe. (219-153, 1991/08/29)
Because Adam and Eve could not fulfill their mission as the True Parents, sin spread throughout history. It caused people to be ensnared in misery and sent to hell, and led to their deaths. It is the responsibility of True Parents to liberate them. Our heart as the True Parents is to offer them the benefit of liberation for free. However, even though True Parents want to give you that benefit, you cannot receive it for free. There is a hill to climb, and you cannot go over it for free. That is because Satan is still alive. If you have any condition that Satan can accuse, you cannot go beyond this era of indemnity. Therefore, you must climb up from the rock bottom to the top where you no longer receive Satan's accusation. What I mean to say is that you must accomplish this in your neighborhood, centered on your tribe. (179-086, 1988/07/22)
Adam and Eve fell from the completion level of the growth stage. However, today, in the era of restoration, blessed families centered on True Parents are beyond the completion level of the growth stage and can go even beyond the completion level of the completion stage. Because you ad| standing in such a position, families in Satan's realm have no condition to accuse you. You all are beyond their level. To maintain this position, you need to return to your hometown with your family, knowing that this is the best way to attend True Parents. I am saying that you should return to your hometowns, following the direction of True Parents, and act in their name, just as the Israelites followed Moses to return to their homeland.
Again, the level at which you return to your hometown is not the same as that of fallen Adam, who was at the completion level of the growth stage. You return having completed that level and moving on the way to the top of the completion stage. Such is your conditional status when you return to your hometowns. You have not yet made the substantial foundation. So you are going there to substantiate it.
To this end, we still have a path remaining before us—to unify divided North and South Korea. Thus, when you work in your hometown in South Korea, you should invest all your devotion and shed tears, sweat and blood three times more than in the past when you received persecution from the outside world. When you do that, Satan's world will automatically retreat. (178-086, 1988/06/01)
You received the Blessing while following me. Hence, you need to understand that you now stand at the position to inherit the tribal realm that I stood in long ago, during my youth. I did tribal messiah work during the time of my youth. I am always one step ahead of you. I am now standing on the national level, even as you stand on the tribal level. While I am in the position of working to restore Korea on the national level, you are standing in the position to restore your tribe. (185-090, 1989/01/03)
If you move forward to win over your mother and father, older siblings and younger siblings, you will create the foundation for your family home to be a palace of peace. On that foundation, you can expand your base to establish your victorious kingship as a tribal messiah. I am sending you back to your hometowns so that you can make this kind of preparation. (231-101, 1992/05/31)
How do you think you can receive this fortune? The fortune that is coming is world-level fortune. So you have to give it out. It is not enough to just receive the fortune yourself as individuals and families; you also have to give it out to the people of your own tribe. This is the meaning of returning to your hometown. You blessed family members need to share with your relatives the world-level blessings that are coming to Korea in accordance with the providential Will.
As tribal messiahs restore their tribes horizontally, they pass through the number three—formation, growth and completion—symbolizing the age of Adam, the age of Jesus and the age of the Returning Lord. Therefore, you tribal messiahs need to return to your hometowns and restore your mothers and fathers. Your mothers and fathers did not know God, and they committed a historical sin by opposing the Unification Church. But from now on they must follow the same path together with you. (226-150, 1992/02/04)
You are responsible to pull all your family out of hell so that they, and you, can live. If you think like that, you will use whatever means necessary, whether tying them to you with a rope and dragging them with you ot^ wrapping your arms and legs around them and clinging to them. Although you have been shedding tears to restore your nation and the world, to win over your family members you need to shed even more tears for them. You have to miss your people, your tribe, your relatives and your parents more than you miss me. And you must have the heart to pray for them. (022-162, 1969/02/02)
Now families who have received the Blessing are spread worldwide. God sent only one person as the Messiah: His son Jesus. However, True Parents have mobilized you, their sons and daughters who received the Blessing, with the authority of tribal messiahs; not only you, but also already married blessed couples and their children.
Therefore, the Devil already knows he has failed in this world, and that he will have to pack his bags and find someplace else to go. In the meantime he is standing in the rear, looking for a way to receive salvation. Therefore we have to liberate hell and redeem even the Devil. You people who know God's providence of restoration must do this. (228-241, 1992/04/03)
The path that Jacob went was the path that Israel's families had to go, and the course of Moses was the course the people of Israel had to go. The course of Jesus is the course Christians must go. And the path that I went is the path that Unification Church members must go. The situations are the same.
What is the realm of your authority? As tribal messiahs, if you fulfill the responsibility that should have been accomplished in Jesus' lifetime, I will bequeath everything to you. Compared to the opposition that I faced, you will hardly face anything. When you fulfill it, we will be able to complete everything very quickly, whether on the national or the world levels. (189-152, 1989/04/01)
You need to have self-confidence that as my sons and daughters you are able to inherit purely the authority of the elder son of the original age. By gaining spiritual children you can restore your authority as parents. First you have to pass through the realm of the elder son, and second by gaining spiritual children and creating your tribal messiah family, you restore the authority of parents. When as a tribal messiah you restore the authority of parents, you will be able to establish your original homeland. You have received such a blessing from heaven.
The tribal messiah is the axis that connects to kingship and to the nation. I already set up the standards for the nation and the world. They stand on a perpendicular line. You need to stand on that line and connect to the four directions—east, west, south and north. The individual represents the formation stage, the family the growth stage, and the tribe the completion stage. You must achieve these stages and then connect them to the nation. Just as the individual is the foundation of the family, the family is the foundation of the tribe, and when the tribes connect in all directions, a nation is formed. (211-349, 1991/01/01)
Do you have that kind of mind-set? You have to inherit the mission of True Parents 100 percent. Being tribal messiahs means that you stand in the position of True Parents' children. This is the position of perfected children of True Parents. Tribal messiahship is the gift that True Parents bequeath to you.
True Parents are more important than anything: this is the conviction you must keep in your heart always. They are the original human beings. You must live with True Parents, focusing on them in mind a^id body. They have the original position of Adam and Eve. The very first thing that should come to your mind must be "He is my father; she is my mother."
Whenever you call out, "God!" your mind and body must both be saying, "You are my Father." You have to reclaim this concept. True Parents have to fill up your mind and body completely. Everything starts from there. That is the most fundamental concept; your thinking must reach at least that level. (244-317, 1993/03/01)
True Father also said that when tribal messiahs return to their hometowns, they should establish a system to work together and share the burden equally. He advised that jwe do activities as four families together, supporting one another as brothers and sisters.
In this way, tribal messiahs will establish the God-centered tradition on earth for the first time in history. In time, this tradition will become standard practice. Once we develop these habits and they become ingrained in our character, they will not change. The person who lives in the realm of the heart on earth, who centers on the way of heaven habitually, and makes this foundation in his or her life, will, when he or she goes to the spirit world, enter straightaway the world of liberation and freedom. The passage will be as safe as riding a train. Where should people cultivate these habits and this character? It is in the family.
Right now we, True Parents, are working to overthrow the habitual ways of the fallen world. Having fought against them and triumphed over them in Korea, through our efforts we have set up a way to connect these victories to the families of the Republic of Korea. Because the parents of the first human family committed the Fall, to attend True Parents you need to place their picture in your home and have other families do the same.
The picture is symbolic. It is an image of Gods embodiments. Hence, after you hang True Parents' picture on the wall, the past, present and future will unite before it. Your ancestors in the spirit world will come to your home and bow respectfully before the picture at 3:00 a.m. Then they will take care of your relatives living on earth and will live together with all of you on earth. We are living in an era when once our families make proper conditions of heart, centered on True Parents, the spirit world will care for our families. (213-049, 1991/01/13)
The archangel in the spirit world surrendered before Adam and his realm on earth. We have reached the stage in which the archangel and his realm have to accommodate themselves to the authority of the younger brother Adam. The angelic world was supposed to first teach the God-centered tradition to Adam and Eve to help them attend God. Likewise, at 3:00 a.m., your ancestors from the spirit world will line up around the picture of True Parents and respectfully bow toward it. When this happens, the evil spirits in that area will automatically withdraw. (215-106, 1991/02/06)
Start with your own family, your parents and relatives. You are seeking to establish the family that Adam was originally to build, a family with the authority of the first son of God. Your purpose is to recover the family of God's first son who was lost, the family that was to have been the subject partner of all creation. You are sons and daughters of True Parents, the victorious Adam and Eve. You are not the fallen descendants of the fallen Adam and Eve.
Thus, you should go to your hometowns or home villages with the mindset of royal princes and princesses who take responsibility for everything in their realm. You have no idea how serious this matter is. When you look at the hometown that you have come to restore, can you sleep knowing that standing right in front of you is the enemy who caused all nations and the entire world to be lost? You have the inheritance from True Parents, so you must stake your claim, display the flag and hang the photo of True Parents, who possess the kingship, in your home and be registered in God's family.
When you go to yo^ir family home, you need to do three things: First, register your relatives. Next, have them display and honor True Parents' picture. Finally, have them put up the flag. If you do this, Satan will leave. Then, your family's ancestors will come to their home at 3:00 in the morning, and gathering around the picture of True Parents, they will hold a ceremony to return to God. They will be mobilized as soldiers like archangels to restore all of your relatives. They will clear your path and protect you. (221-014, 1991/10/20)
The system of heaven's nation consists of three levels connected as one, for instance neighborhood, village and town. They share the same destiny. In the future, if there is a problem with any one of them, all three will suffer damage. From this perspective, management of all three levels must be tightly connected.
Therefore, you must train people from all three levels based on the Principle so that they will see themselves as connected. You must set up and maintain close communication with your fellows on each level. That way, whenever there is difficulty, the neighborhood leader, village leader and town leader will be in contact with each other. Also, you need to do activities at the village level that connect with the levels below and above. After the stages of neighborhood, village and town or, in urban areas, block, ward and precinct, the next three stages are city, county, and state or province. (219-209, 1991/08/29)
It is difficult to do tribal messiah work alone, so the four families must work together like brothers and sisters. Together you must decide which part of your hometown area to tackle first: east, west, south or north. Once you decide where to focus, work together and make the education of the people there your single goal. If your manpower is not sufficient to make a foundation, assemble 12 people to work together. By tackling the neighborhoods of your hometown and making foundations one by one, advancing step by step, you should be able to sweep through that area. (219-210, 1991/08/29)
As a tribal messiah you have three important missions: First, you must restore your ancestors; second, you must restore your hometown; third, since the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, fell and God was expelled from their family, you must live with God in your family. These are the three missions of a tribal messiah. (250-177, 1993/10/14)
Adopted children have a different lineage; they do not have a direct blood relationship with the parents. An adopted child embraces just one standard, namely that of the adoptive parents. On that basis, adopted sons form a limited father-son relationship with the father. Accordingly, because there is no son in the direct lineage, the adoptive father provides a standard for the one whom he will adopt, and if the one who applies to be an adopted son does not become one with that standard, he will not be chosen.
However, for a child of the direct lineage, that issue of standards is not relevant. From the moment such a child is born, if the father goes this way, the son will go the same way, and if the father goes another way, the son will also go that way. Even if they separate, at some point in time they will come together. If they feel it is not the right path, they will search for the right way where they can be together. That's the way it is.
That is what is different about an adopted son. An adopted son meets the parents based on a one-time encounter. But a child of the direct lineage meets the parents in the eternity inherent in the father-son relationship. The adopted son has a different lineage. Lineage passes down and is connected from the origin of history until the end of history. Even after tens of thousands of generations flow by, the descendants carry the lineage of the previous tens of thousands of generations. (024-322, 1969/09/14)
God made all things in heaven and on earth for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. To recover all this, God has carried out the providence for 6,000 years, establishing the servant and the adopted son. The Old Testament Age was built on the age of the servant of servants. The servant of servants went to God through the creation. The New Testament Age is the age of the adopted son. God established Jesus as the Son and carried out spiritual works in his age. The Completed Testament Age is the time when the Parents go through hardships. Because of these things, in the Old Testament Age, when the people made sacrificial offerings, they used the things of creation. In the New Testament Age, the sacrificial offering was the Son, and in the Completed Testament Age, True Parents offer themselves as the sacrifice. In the Completed Testament Age, True Parents must pay the indemnity. (046-262, 1971/08/17)
To create this sovereignty, first there must be one who creates an autonomous territory. This person must also lead an autonomous people. Next, on the foundation of becoming one with that people, he must represent God. This is the creation of sovereignty. In other words, the territory—that is, all things—and the people become completely one centering on the one Parent who represents God. This is what we call the earthly sovereignty that represents the nation of heaven.
What is the sovereignty that God is searching for? It is not sovereignty as we see it in the world today. The Old Testament Age was for the restoration of all things; the New Testament Age was for the restoration of the children, and the Completed Testament Age is for the restoration of the parents. If we examine the nation and world, we see that the Old Testament Age was for restoring land and all things, namely the age to restore territory. The New Testament Age was for restoring citizens. The Completed Testament Age is for creating sovereignty. (055-247, 1972/05/09)
The beginning of the family of God is the start of the revival, centering on God. Accordingly, people and God become one centering on love and the family. But it is not our family alone. We must go forward side by side with the family of God's nation as it begins. This is the world of the absolute authority of God. By proclaiming True Parents' ideas and by proclaiming the Completed Testament Age, we are' rising above Satan's world. (248-012, 1993/05/30)
If at that time Korean Christians and my husband had become one, the kingdom of heaven would have been accomplished on earth and in heaven. During the 7 years from 1945 until 1952, the whole world would have united, following the providence of God. However, Christian leaders blindly opposed my husband.
To raise Christianity and develop it to receive the Returning Lord, God nurtured nations such as the United States where Christianity had absolute authority. Even if they say they did not realize it, the Korean Christian pastors at that time were in a position representing worldwide Christianity. However, after World War II, America and world Christianity were not able to become one with my husband. From that time, America and Christianity entered upon the path of decline and began los- ing moral authority.
After World War II, America and Christianity stood on the victorious foundation on which Cain and Abel had become one, and the time was ripe when they could receive the Lord at His Second Advent. However, they failed to welcome the Returning Lord, and in the same way the rest of the world also opposed my husband. Therefore, he was driven out into the wilderness and, after being pushed down to the very bottom, had to climb up again. (True Mother, 1993/10/04)
After that, in 1971 I went together with my husband to America. For 20 years, we walked the course of indemnity for the sake of completing the New Testament Age in America in order to enter the Completed Testament Age. Based on that result and centering on God, we were able to establish True Parents' family, which became the origin of true love, true life and true lineage. (True Mother, 1993/10/04)
Then, together with my husband in April 1992,1 proclaimed the arrival of the age of women worldwide and founded the Women's Federation for World Peace. Upon that foundation, I spent the rest of 1992 visiting seven nations, including Russia, China and the countries of Oceania. I did so with the heart of a true mother. I energized the women of those nations and founded branches of the Women's Federation for World Peace.
Based on these accomplishments, the nations that were divided into Cain and Abel following World War II welcomed me. We restored the foundation of the lost Bride, and those nations were able to welcome True Father. On that victorious worldwide foundation, our position as True Parents was proclaimed to the world for the first time. (True Mother, 1993/10/04)
In this situation, America represents the realm of the bride for which the people of Israel had prepared in the Old Testament and New Testament Ages. On the day that America loses sight of this, it will be abandoning the Old Testament Age and the New Testament Age. If that takes place, the foundation for the Completed Testament Age will crumble. If we do not maintain the realm of the bride as a condition based on the Old and New Testament Ages, the foundation of indemnity for the Completed Testament Age will disappear. Accordingly, we are establishing America again in the position of Abel. (243-127, 1993/01/03)
If Christianity, after paying all indemnity globally, had united with the Lord at his Second Advent, Christianity and all of its believers would have moved into the Completed Testament Age. But when they could not become one with the Returning Lord, the foundation collapsed and the need for indemnification arose. If the Returning Lord had not made preparations to rebuild this collapsed foundation, he would not have been able to keep his position and go forward.
If the Returning Lord is going to appear as the Messiah, what must he do first? He must inherit completely the actual spiritual facts of the New Testament Age. Just as Jesus received the baptism of John the Baptist, at the Second Advent the Lord must inherit spiritually from Jesus. This is how worldwide spiritual Christianity can complete the New Testament Age and reach the present worldwide stage.
The Returning Lord has to receive the spiritual inheritance, but he cannot receive it without any effort on his part. He has to triumph over everything. He has to defeat Satan. He has to prepare the foundation on which the numerous spirit persons in the spirit world are able to surrender naturally to him. He will receive the inheritance only when he stands on the foundation of that highest victory.
Second, what he inherits spiritually, he must complete substantially on earth. The providence that was to have been completed in the Old Testament Age was prolonged and became the New Testament Age. The Returning Lord must restore all this through indemnity spiritually, for the sake of opening the Completed Testament Age. Until now, spiritual and physical perfection could not be realized together. If the Lord does not achieve this, we cannot enter the Completed Testament Age. In other words, if the Lord at his Second Advent does not realize all that Jesus needed to accomplish and indemnify his disappointments spiritually and physically, he will not be able to open the Completed Testament Age. (054-287, 1972/03/26)
Immediately after World War II, the Christian cultural realm achieved global unity and should have united with me. In this realm, Great Britain represented Eve, the mother nation, America represented the Abel nation, and France the Cain nation. If this realm had become one with me, the communist realm would not have emerged. I had to spend 40 years restoring this through indemnity.
Because I completely lost the realm of the bride, I had to gather together the Abel nation, America, centering on Mother. My wife had to become the True Mother who represents the world. In order to do that, I had to recover Great Britain, America and France, each of which was lost. I had to recover the foundation of the Allied powers that was lost, the foundation of the united worldwide realm of the bride. Accordingly, I fought with the world and subdued it.
Then, on this worldwide, victorious foundation, I established True Mother and announced True Parents and the Completed Testament Age. False parents led us to the age of broken and unrealized promises, not to the age of the fulfilled promise. Now we are approaching the Completed Testament Age centering on God and True Parents, where the promise is fulfilled. That is the significance of True Parents and the Completed Testament Age. On the promise of the ideal of creation, I proclaimed this on the world level. (262-107, 1994/07/23)
The Unification Church is the only place where we can save the family and save the nation. By means of forming anew the tradition of the family of True Parents as well as the true tribe, true people, true nation, true world and the true heaven and earth, the true heavenly nation is being realized. Things are developing according to this formula. (247-110, 1993/04/25)
Accordingly, starting in 1960, I passed from the completion level of the growth stage into the completion stage, and during that course I entered a time of worldwide persecution. I had to get beyond that period of persecution to achieve settlement. The settlement that should have happened in 1952 was delayed; the age of women, centering on True Mother and including the liberation of women, was announced in 1992, and True Parents were able to stand anew in the same position in front of heaven. If we had not liberated women, we would not have been able to complete the liberated realm of Adam. All people are brothers and sisters until the lost standard of husband and wife in Adam's family centered on the love of Adam and Eve is achieved. We must go over and form anew the ideal family after fulfilling our position as the children of God. (264-231, 1994/11/03)
After instructing Mother over the course of a year on precisely what I had indemnified during my life, I established Mother in the same position as I have and restored through indemnity the inheritance of the Christian cultural realm. By means of our standing in this place of liberation, God was liberated, True Parents were liberated, the people were liberated, and the entire New Testament Age was fulfilled. Now we are able to embark upon the Completed Testament Age. (243-146, 1993/01/03)
Where must you go to take root? You must take root after returning to your family. Because of the importance of this, I gave the instruction that home church activity begin centered on what we call breaking through on the grassroots level. After the liberation of women, we are working to set this in good order. By taking the last step, namely applying this formula in each family, we are recovering Eve and Cain and Abel, who were lost, and replanting them as seeds. By doing this, we become the patriarchs of good branch-tribes in our original hometowns, and in this way we become ancestors. That world will have no relationship with Satan. The kingdom of heaven manifests from there. (243-146, 1993/01/03)
Since the beginning of human history, Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel have been unable to secure their positions, but now, based upon the inauguration of WFWP on April 10, 1992, which expanded worldwide, and with the Blessing of already married couples from throughout the world, I have brought unity between the right wing, the left wing and the realm of Barabbas. At that time, I brought leaders of eight Muslim nations together and gave them the Blessing.
The path to the Blessing has been one of great indemnity until now. However, after giving the Blessing unconditionally to people without requiring them to fulfill any conditions to qualify for it, including to mothers and fathers from Satan's world who opposed me, I could realize the liberation of all people. I established those people in the position of parents, of perfected Adam and Eve. (243-137, 1993/01/03)
Looking at Jesus' course in the context of the three stages of formation, growth and completion, he is at the growth stage. True Parents come at the completion stage. But they have become the ancestors, turning history upside down.
Restoration through indemnity takes place in reverse order.^It passes from the Old Testament Age through the New Testament Age to find fulfillment in the Completed Testament Age, whose center, True Parents, takes the position of the ancestors. The New Testament Age, which is the second stage, is Jesus' age. Next, the third stage corresponds to the Completed Testament Age. In the same way, tribal messiahs have to rectify families.
The Revelation of John says that we have the role of king together with Christ. Now we are carrying out the role of king. The fact that we are carrying out the role of king together with Christ, who is coming as the king of kings, means we are rising to the position of parents. In the Unification Church we call such a central person with the tribal responsibility a "tribal messiah." Now is the time when the door of the Completed Testament Age is opening. (243-140, 1993/01/03)
When the people of Israel entered the blessed land of Canaan, if one of them knew that another person had been left behind, he or she had to take responsibility for that person. Now since the blessed land of Canaan has appeared, we must recover the national ideal envisioned at the founding of our nation. The Unification Church must do the same. We must recover the nation. We must unify North and South Korea. (243-164, 1993/01/03)
Before this happens, you must work quickly and put your names in the family register. In the age of Jesus, after leading family messiahs and tribal messiahs, Jesus was going to register the nation. Because he could not do that, in the age of the Second Coming we have to register on the world level and create a nation. If you do not become a family messiah and a tribal messiah, you will not be entered into the family register. To become a tribal messiah, you must complete the mission of the family messiah. A family messiah is called a messiah too, because such a person has no relationship with Satan. (251-266, 1993/10/31)
Representing the worldwide nations of Great Britain, the United States and France, which represent the standard of Adam's family, Cain and Abel have to become one with the bride nation, and after attending me, the Returning Lord, who becomes the Bridegroom, they must become one with God. By doing that horizontally, the perfect authority of the Lord is extended to the perfect authority of the tribal messiah.
As for the authority of the tribal messiah, the second ancestor, Jesus, was going to accomplish what the first ancestor, Adam, was unable to do because of the Fall. Because this was frustrated again, the third ancestor comes and must indemnify and fulfill Jesus' course. Family messiahs are those who perfect their family and thereby represent Adam's family. After doing this, they will be acknowledged as having equal value on level ground. (248-316, 1993/10/03)
In the Completed Testament Age, the role of the mother is very important. She is central to reversing what happened at the time of the Fall. Once the mother and children become one, they can reclaim the husband, receive the Blessing of True Parents, and return to a place in front of God. (True Mother, 1993/10/04)
After going to your home village, you must proudly declare in front of the people that you have become children of True Parents. You must proudly declare it in front of your family, tribe, and nation, and proudly declare it in front of the world. If you do not proudly speak of True Parents in your village, your path will be blocked. You must understand that the people who proudly proclaim True Parents, who go around testifying to them beginning in the family and reaching the tribe, people, nation and world will become liberated victors. (275-297, 1996/01/01)
Now that we have laid victorious foundations in each of the 50 states, this morning God and True Parents in total oneness are bringing back to East Garden all these foundations with the entire root that God blessed—the individual foundation, the family foundation, the tribal, national, world and cosmic foundations. The ceremony that we are performing on this first day of August is to unite everything. After all, August is the 8th month, and the number 8 signifies a new beginning. I want this day to be commemorated, and I proclaim it to be the beginning of the era of the Unification Church. (248-105, 1993/08/01)
The Unification Church and the world have dwelt within the realm of imperfection, so to bring them to the position of perfection, all remnants of failure must be swept away, just as God swept away the first-generation Israelites in the wilderness. Without any foundation, I went to the front line and took responsibility, and I restored the foundation of the Christian cultural sphere that was lost. In the Garden of Eden, the archangel Lucifer pulled Eve into hell, and then Lucifer and Eve together pulled AdanJ into hell, but through indemnity I reversed this on the world level.
As John the Baptist was unable to unite with Jesus, the Christian cultural sphere was unable to unite with me. I was thus hounded into the wilderness. Nevertheless, I indemnified the 4,000 years of Judeo-Christian history, and further, all of history since the time of the Creation. I was able to indemnify what was left unaccomplished by Jacob's family, by Moses and his people, by Jesus' 120 disciples, and by the 160 nations to which I had sent missionaries and which should have accepted me. I took responsibility for all of this. This meant I had to create a foundation to recover Christianity and the free world that heaven had lost.
That is why I proclaimed August 1 the day of returning to the original homeland. The time has arrived when we can return to the homeland. In order to do so, I had to recover the realm of the bride, the Christian cultural sphere that was lost. (248-240, 1993/10/03)
The 16 nations that participated in the Korean War are in the position of Abel. Adding 16 more nations in the Cain position makes the number 32. Including Mother, the number is 33. Hence on the foundation of those 33 missionaries, we could establish the realms of the family messiah, tribal messiah and national messiah. On this basis, we can proclaim that we have reached the standard whereby Mother and I have the authority as the world-level Messiahs to freely travel around the globe and create the one world family on this earth.
That is why on July 30, 1996, we were able to hold the inauguration of the Family Federation for World Peace in Washington, DC. On the first day of November, three months after the first day of August, I proclaimed that with the creation of the Family Federation for World Peace comes the dissolution of indemnity. Through the Family Federation we are entering an era when we will receive good fortune. I tell you, the time has arrived when the families of the world will come to us and want to receive the Blessing. (281-039, 1997/01/02)
These all must unite, just as our mind and body need to unite. Then God will be able to come and go freely anywhere from the level of the individual, to the level of the family, the people and the nation. However, because there were still conditions whereby Satan could oppose God's providence, we True Parents established the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for the settlement of numerous families, and proclaimed the conclusion of indemnity for them. (282-320, 1997/04/07)
Unification Church members understand the fact, derived from history, that we had to once again go through a course of 40 years to rectify the division and conflicts between the ideologies of communism and democracy. That 40-year period represented 4,000 years of providential history. Yet no one knew Your sorrow and pain, Heavenly Father, about this period during which Satan exercised his sovereign power by collaborating with the people of his world to cause Christianity and Christian nations, and religions and people of religion and faith, to attack Your Will and the True Parents who had come.
Heavenly Father, You have been pioneering this path alone, alone, utterly alone. Still, under Your guidance I have fought to prepare a haven of Sabbath rest for You. Struggling during that 40-year history I brought victory to You on every level, by making havens where You can rest in individuals, havens where You can rest with husbands and wives, havens where You can rest in the tribe, the nation, the world and the cosmos. I have been fighting to make the creation into the ideal environment where You can dwell and freely act as You will. Now I have surmounted every rugged hill. Therefore, today, centering on True Parents, we can welcome the amazing age when we can proclaim the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath. (286-080, 1997/08/09)
Because of this, all Unification families are now able to attend God by virtue of being members of the family of True Parents, who have inherited the tradition of love and the authority of heaven, and who now enable God to rest on the national level, the world level and the cosmic level. We must connect to God and True Parents' foundation of Sabbath rest on which they can come and go freely everywhere from the family all the way to the cosmos. We can accomplish this by working to welcome the time when we cross these boundaries and establish the royal sovereignty of the one kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, where we achieve oneness with God. (286-082, 1997/08/09)
May You receive in Your heart this hour when we are making this proclamation of the Realm of Cosmic Liberation of the Parents of Heaven and Earth. May You proclaim this from heaven. May You raise high the flag of victory in the united realm of the earthly world and the heavenly world. (286-083, 1997/08/09)
That is why I am saying the family is the center of everything. Centered on the family, we should establish the clan. You Unification Church members must become clan messiahs and tribal messi-ahs. In the family, you should become family messiahs. When you become family messiahs and tribal messiahs and then form a nation, you will become national messiahs and eventually world messiahs. From there the kingdom of heaven on earth is established.
Sabbath means that God is able to rest on any level—from the individual to any level, anywhere in the physical world, even in heaven. When the family is the place of His rest, everyone in it— husband, wife, sons and daughters—all attend God and rejoice together. (286-114, 1997/08/09)
Adam's family lost the Blessing; they were unable to fulfill it. Thus, people were unable to accomplish it in the nation and in the world. However, we brought victory at every level—from the family, to the nation and the world centered on True Parents—and for the first time all humankind is able to enter the realm of liberation.
What is important here is that we are welcoming the age of the global family, and we are entering the age when families throughout the world can represent heaven and earth. Because True Parents have been victorious individually and triumphed over Satan's world in the realms of the family, tribe, people, nation and world, heaven stands in the domain of freedom. Hence, the day when the Blessing can be freely given, in villages and nations, is dawning^efore our eyes. (287-109, 1997/09/01)
On this foundation True Mother and I embarked on the Speaking Tour for the Global Expansion of True Families. We dispatched the saints and others from the spirit world, designating their missions and posts on earth. We did this under our authority as the True Parents. By mobilizing all these spirits —at a time when Korea was becoming distant from the Will, Japan was becoming distant from the Will and America was still far away from the stage when it could fulfill the Will—we conducted the International Blessing Ceremony of 360 Million Couples on February 7, 1999. In this way, we took responsibility for all these nations.
True Parents directly took responsibility for all the failures of the spirit world and the chosen nations on earth. We solidified and made secure the positions of Korea, Japan and America. This was done through the International Blessing we conducted on February 7, 1999. Then, in order to expand the foundation of our settlement on the world level, I carried out an eight-city speaking tour in Korea. After that, Mother took responsibility to continue the speaking tour in Japan and America. She delivered speeches in 16 cities in Japan, 24 cities in America, and now she has embarked on a tour of 80 cities in various parts of the world. (300-300, 1999/04/11)
After taking full responsibility and assuming full authority, we were determined to resolve all unsettled matters in history and bring settlement for God on earth. For this, we decided to launch True Mother's Speaking Tour for the Global Expansion of True Families in 34 nations. The tour includes 33 nations in the Cain cultural sphere representing Jesus' 33 years of life. Including Korea makes it 34 nations. The purpose of the tour is to bring God's settlement on earth, to establish Him throughout the world. With this tour we can clear up all the setbacks that occurred during the 34 years when Jesus should have recovered the nation and gone on to the world. It is time to lay our foundation throughout the world. (300-301, 1999/04/11)
Unless you accomplish these, you will not be able to go to heaven. Even if your family has received the Blessing, unless you attain this standard, when you go to the other world you will not be able to go to the kingdom of heaven. Instead you will go to paradise, and there you will have to go through a further course of training. You must meet these requirements even if it takes thousands of years. In that case, a family paradise would have to come into existence.
True Parents took responsibility to prevent this eventuality by clearing all the major obstacles both vertically and horizontally. Therefore, you will be able to surmount these hills as long as you center on True Parents with absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. For this to happen, on June 14, 1999, I made the Proclamation Congratulating the Parents of Heaven and Earth on their Cosmic-Level Victory. In doing so, I concluded everything. (303-135, 1999/08/08)
With the loss of the original holy ground in the Garden of Eden, God, True Parents and the blessed families all lost what then should have been the original holy ground, the root holy ground, and the victory holy ground. We recovered it by achieving the cosmic-level family. This is the holy ground that can bring order to history, from its beginning to its end. Therefore, in Jardim we built the Center for the Education of Ideal Families for World Peace. The kingdom of heaven begins from there. You are to go to the kingdom of heaven by receiving education there and by visiting this holy ground. (303-138, 1999/08/08)
We understand that ever since the ancestors of humankind committed sin in front of You, Heavenly Father, in Your heart You have been burying all manner of sorrows, which no one could dissolve throughout history. We understand how despairing and entangled Your heart must be, having watched Satan mock, curse and revile You. Your plan was to inaugurate the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, centered on the family of the original, unfallen, perfected Adam and Eve that would have formed the realm of a loving tribe bonded to Your lineage, and then would have expanded Your lineage to a loving people and a loving nation. But it ended up completely disintegrating.
However, in these Last Days, when the morals and ethics that would have characterized the perfect family of the original, unfallen Adam and Eve had vanished and the foundation of the family had completely disappeared, True Parents appeared for the first time. We came to a world that is so unlike the ideal that God wanted to complete in the Garden of Eden, with the mission to connect it to the lineage that You have envisioned through True Parents. Despite enduring all kinds of suffering from my adolescence through the prime of my life, my wife and I have spread globally the Blessing that engrafts the lineage of Your love to young people whom we have educated with the foundation of morals and ethics of God's family. Now we have come to the stage at which we are going beyond the Blessing of400 Million Couples, which connects the five races as brothers and sisters stemming from Your one lineage and binds their hearts with sibling love. (302-234, 1999/06/14)
The Principle of Restoration explains that due to their relationships caused by the Fall, the realms of both heaven and earth have been in bondage to Satan. Satan blocked all levels, beginning in the womb, to infancy, youth, engagement, marriage, husband and wife, parents, grandparents, and kings— nine levels in all. Humankind could not achieve the united, ideal realm, the realm where men and women connect through God's lineage. Being blocked on every level, good and evil emerged and fought—in the realms of the womb, infancy, youth, engagement, marriage, husband and wife, parents, grandparents, all the way to the realm of kings. As a result, many people in the Abel realm on God's side lost their lives.
Nevertheless, unless we, as Abel, bring Cain to surrender voluntarily, and thus recover the authority of the elder son of God's kingdom, we will not be able to establish God's good lineage out of Satan's defiled lineage. This has been the work of salvation, filled with bitter pain and sorrow. It is the fundamental and mainstream path for the salvation of humankind. I discovered it because I came to the world as the True Parent. (303-253, 1999/09/09)
Not only did we have to defeat the number 9, which is the highest of Satan's numbers on the individual, family, tribe, people, nation and world levels, but now that True Parents have surmounted it, through our love on earth we must connect people directly to the path to the kingdom of heaven. This will happen when True Parents clear up all the issues between the earthly world and the heavenly world, and tear down the vertical and horizontal walls that have blocked people from leaving hell on earth and hell in the spirit world. (303-254, 1999/09/09)
On June 14,1999, we conducted the Proclamation Congratulating the Parents of Heaven and Earth on their Cosmic-Level Victory. On that foundation, today we are able to proclaim the Day the Parents of Heaven and Earth Open the Realm of the Unity and Liberation of Heaven and Earth. (303-255, 1999/09/09)
Now we True Parents, as Your partners, stand before You as the Parents of Heaven and Earth, with absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. You have absolute faith in all humanity and all things of creation. By Your absolute love, they will come into absolute obedience to You in accordance with Your authority of absolute liberation. Thereby, not only the archangel Lucifer but also hell will be liberated. This we proclaim on this 9-9 Day, in the name of True Parents. (303-257, 1999/09/09)
This was achieved on the foundation of 7-8 Day when I proclaimed the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath of the Parents of Heaven and Earth, and after the Proclamation Congratulating the Parents of Heaven and Earth on their Cosmic-Level Victory. Therefore, we can now proclaim the Parents of Heaven and Earth and at the same time praise Your victory.
We established Gu Gu Jeol (9-9 Day) on this foundation of proclaiming the age of great change of heaven and earth. Chil Pal Jeol (7-8 Day) marked the boundary line of goodness centered on God. With this boundary line, by straightening up everything in Satan's world that was in opposition to God, I established Gu Gu Jeol (9-9 Day), so that all can return to God. And then, based on that foundation, after choosing the 10th minute of the 10th hour on the 10lh day of the 9lh month of 1999, we were able to welcome Sam Shib Jeol (3-10 Day), the Day the Parents of Heaven and Earth Conduct the Ceremony for the Unity and Liberation of Heaven and Earth. (304-057, 1999/09/10)
After 9-9 Day, those who went an opposite path were brought back to You, and this prepared them to stand in the realm of 3-10 Day. Thus, all can take the same direction and stand in the realm of Your dominion. In this way we brought all that was established by 7-8 Day and 9-9 Day, which encompassed the numbers 7, 8, and 9, under Your dominion. When we established those days we built a buffer zone, a realm of unity, between the boundary line of heaven and the boundary line of Satan. However, now, by claiming dominion over all numbers—1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9—which had been in Satan's realm, we can dedicate the standard that all numbers—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10—are united on the side of God. (304-057, 1999/09/10)
On this day, 3-10 Day, we True Parents received and acted upon every direction that You, Heavenly Father, asked of us. In proclaiming this day, we resolve that it will be a day of proclamation for all eternity. We pray that everyone in the cosmos will voluntarily follow and begin establishing the tradition accordingly. I proclaim all this before heaven and earth, both in the name of True Parents and in the name of the vertical God. (304-059, 1999/09/10)
In terms of restoration, the number 10 represents the number of return and the number of completion as well. Being above the number 9, the number 10 surmounts Satan's apex, which comes from the number 3 multiplied by 3 stages. So the fact that we can claim the number 10, heaven's number, is truly historic. This signifies the completion of the Old Testament, New Testament and Completed Testament ages.
We are going through a transition into the age where we will be governed under the dominion of love according to the ideal of the original creation. It brings with it the heavenly fortune to realize the unification of North and South Korea, the unification of the East and the West, and the unification of the North and the South, where the gap between the wealthy and the poor will be closed. (304-060, 1999/09/10)
On this foundation, I conducted the Ceremony to Proclaim the Liberation of the Cosmos on May 14, 1999, in the Pantanal and removed the borderlines of Satan's world. Because Satan's borderlines were removed and the borderline of the heavenly kingdom was set up, equalization is possible. Now everyone has the same landing pad. Now God's children, whether in the physical world or the spiritual world, will face no obstacles or interference in fulfilling their portion of responsibility for their parent-child, husband-wife, and brother-sister relationships. Having thus expanded the form of the family of the original lineage worldwide, I have marked this day, September 10, 1999, as a day of victory. (304-103, 1999/09/10)
You should no longer pray "in the name of True Parents." Instead, pray, "I pray this in the name of__________(your name) who received the Blessing in the name of True Parents." Actually, you should say, "I pray this in the name of ________(your name), a true child by the merit of True Parents." Also, you should not just pray, but say, "I report this..." The age of praying for this and that and asking God to do this and that is passing. God already gives everything to us.
Henceforth, you need to understand the victorious foundation True Parents have established, and you should be determined to do as we have done, that is, to fulfill the responsibility of a son or daughter to achieve actual results. As a true child, you will have to carry out your responsibility as an individual, and also carry out your responsibilities for your family, your tribe, your people and your nation. Your family must become a family of filial children and patriots. (304-129, 1999/09/14)
Also, rather than praying first, you should first go out, work hard, and report afterward. If you have nothing to report, you should kneel down and repent. You have to repent for your failures or your negativity. You need to honestly report about it, and say, "This is what I did," or "I did this much." And then make a promise to God about what you will do to make it up. After I came to America, I was more focused on action than on praying. I focused on carrying out my vows to God. (304-130, 1999/09/14)
To enter the realm of the Fourth Adam, you should be able to indemnify all of your sins from a position of self-reliance and report to God independently. That is why from now on you can and should pray in your own name. Moreover, the family that prays in their own name can and should give the Blessing to their own sons and daughters. (304-155, 1999/10/10)
We have gone through the Old Testament Age, the New Testament Age and the Completed Testament Age, through the First Adam, the Second Adam and the Third Adam. During the past 40 years we recovered what was divided spiritually and physically and indemnified the entire substantial realm. However, that is not enough. Now that we have gone over this hill, my proclamation today is that we must establish on this earth the realm of Adam's eternal victory. It is a realm having nothing to do with the Fall, a realm of unfallen, original created beings. This is the age of the realm of the Fourth Adam, which I announced earlier.
In the age of the realm of the Fourth Adam, I am placing all the Unification Church members who received the Blessing throughout the world in the position that Adam and Eve would have been in had they received the Blessing without having fallen. These members are in the position of having received that Blessing on the foundation of having inherited the victorious realms of the First Adam, the Second Adam and the Third Adam. The condition for this is their heart of absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience to the True Parents of Heaven and Earth, which brings them into oneness with True Parents. On that basis, they have to liquidate everything through the Total Living Offering.
God lamented the Fall of Adam and Eve, and that lamentation spread from the Lord of Creation throughout all the realms of substantial beings. But now that we, the True Parents, have fulfilled all the indemnity conditions passed down through the history of religion, we have secured the position of owners who should liberate all things of creation, liberate all fallen children, liberate the family of Adam and Eve, and finally liberate God. Once these things have been done, everything will be finished.
We had to pick one day for this purpose and clean up everything from the past. That day is today. In order to do this, we had all Unification Church families make the Total Living Offering as their indemnity condition. Today on Ssang Shib Jeol, the 10-10 Day, with their offerings as the condition we bequeathed to them the blessing of entering the realm of the Fourth Adam. (304-169, 1999/10/23)
Next, your own family has not yet gone beyond the realm of making indemnity conditions. You can bring your family beyond that realm by making the condition of giving the Blessing to others, giving True Parents' victory to others.
Next, your family has not yet completed the work of liberating your tribe, your people and your nation. Although Satan had been exercising his full power on the national level, we crushed his power. We made all the necessary indemnity conditions so that you can connect the nations to heaven, exercising God's full authority. In Kodiak, I announced a great change, that we are entering the age when God can be present everywhere, immanent everywhere, with all authority and all power. This was the proclamation of overcoming everything.
Thus today, October 23, 1999,1 am proclaiming the unity of the four great realms of heart, the liberation of the realms of creation, the liberation of children, the liberation of husband and wife, the liberation of parents, and the liberation of the Parents of Heaven and Earth. Once you absolutely believe the standard of this victory, you can enter the realm of God's absolute ownership, where God can freely act in your life. Based on your absolute faith, the absolute liberation of all things, the absolute liberation of children, the absolute liberation of couples, and the absolute liberation of families, clans and nations, will take place. Then it will not be long before Satan's world comes to an end. (304-172, 1999/10/23)
On the foundation of proclaiming 7-8 Day, 9-9 Day and 3-10 Day, all Your blessed children now can ask for Gods blessings on behalf of True Parents. They can even reach the level to suggest all manner of paths to pioneer for heaven, and by doing so, any of them can receive heavens entire inheritance. By this ceremony that transfers the victorious realm of True Parents to the heavenly world and the earthly world, we have ushered in a new age. In this new age under heaven, Satan's entire realm can be completely eliminated. This means all the realms of creation—of children, husband and wife, and parents—can declare the beginning of glory.
From this moment on, through this ceremony, in the name of True Parents and in the name of Jehovah, the True Parent of the Cosmos, we proclaim that all things of creation are liberated, all children are liberated, all husbands and wives are liberated, True Parents are liberated, and the Creator in heaven, the Parent of the Cosmos, is liberated. Along with their liberation, may heaven and earth be united as the world where You are sovereign, under the dominion of Your ideal love, so that it may advance in the one direction, on Your path alone, toward the world where the sovereignty of Your love is totally victorious. (304-174, 1999/10/23)
No one had understood how human history began and why it played out the way it did. However, I have discovered God's ideal of creation, what happened to His relationship with His son and daughter, Adam and Eve, and how to build connections between Him and all people on earth. I discovered the Principle by which we can build and complete the kingdom of heaven in the earthly world and the heavenly world on the levels of the individual, family, tribe, people and nation. (313-263, 1999/12/26)
Had God and human beings become one, all created things would have made an environment in which to nurture human beings, sustain them, and provide everything th^y needed for a comfortable life. All created things in the physical world would have existed for human beings. (313-265, 1999/12/26)
Subsequently, the inaugural assembly of the Korean chapter of the Women s Federation for Peace in Asia was held on October 31, 1991, at the Little Angels Performing Arts Center in Seoul, with 2,000 woman leaders in attendance. At that gathering, Korean and Japanese woman leaders were united in expressing their determination to work together to spearhead joint efforts to create world peace in Asia and throughout the world. True Father told the attendees that the women of Korea represent Adam and the women of Japan represent Eve. He called on them to invest their hearts and souls into restoring the world, centering on True Mother.
On November 20, 1991, we held a national-level assembly. No one, including the members in Japan, believed it was possible to hold that assembly so soon after inaugurating the Korean chapter. It had taken Japan five years to prepare for their first event. They asked how it could be possible to gather 10,000 people for a national assembly in just 20 days. But we did it, gathering 15,000 people for the nationwide rally of the Women's Federation for Peace in Asia at the Seoul Olympic Fencing Arena. Four months later, about 160,000 people attended the inaugural assembly of the Women's Federation for World Peace.
By Mother taking leadership in this way, she came to stand right by my side. To go to the heavenly kingdom, both of us have to go together, and the children will have to follow after us. We have to teach them about this. To accomplish this, we must liberate women. Historically, during the course of restoration through indemnity, women have harbored a great deal of deep sorrow in their hearts. (229-312, 1992/04/13)
On April 10, 1992, in Seoul, more than 5,000 women came from Japan and joined the women of Korea for the first assembly of the Women's Federation for World Peace. That is how Korea became the elder Eve. By uniting, centered on the restored elder Eve, and with Japan in the position of Cain, Cain and Abel became one on the national level. Because the women of those two countries united with True Mother, who has the authority to unite all women, they could stand in the position to represent her. Thus, the Women's Federation for Peace in Asia laid the foundation for the establishment of the Women's Federation for World Peace. Until now, Eve has been following me, but with the declarations at these assemblies, Mother now stands at my side. In that way, we have established the authority of the Parents. (229-343, 1992/04/13)
I needed Mother to go to Japan and hold an assembly of 7,000 people. When I first asked her to do this, she probably felt as if lightning had struck her. It is not easy to address an assembly of that size, especially in the presence of the prime minister's wife. But she accepted and carried out her task decisively. Returning to Korea, we connected this first assembly in Japan to the Korean launch of the Women's Federation for Peace in Asia.
After doing this, we established the Women's Federation for World Peace. Although Korea was the nation that took the lead in founding this organization, it could not be limited to Korea or even to Asia. Through the Women's Federation for World Peace we are aiming to bring peace throughout the world. (232-196, 1992/07/06)
The next time Mother spoke publicly in Japan, it was in front of an audience of 50,000 at the Tokyo Dome. Although she does not speak Japanese well, she was determined to deliver her speech in Japanese. With only 15 days to prepare for the speech she barely slept, because she was so determined to establish herself as True Mother in front of that Japanese audience. To give a speech in front of 50,000 people would make even a man's legs shake, so for a woman to speak in front of such a large audience was not easy at all. Mother approached it with great seriousness, and she made the Tokyo Dome event a great success. (328-211, 2000/08/03)
Japan is an island nation, so in order to bring the Japanese to Korea I had to begin the work on a Korean island before bringing them to the mainland. I chose Jeju Island. Mother had to function as a bridge between the Japanese women and the Korean women of the Unification Church, so that the Korean women would accept the Japanese women. If they had not, it would have been a big problem. The Korean women had to prepare themselves to accept the Japanese women. The sooner they were prepared to accept them, the quicker the Japanese and Korean women would unite. (222-218, 1991/11/03)
Does the love your mother gave you ever disappear from your heart? Does the love your parents gave you ever disappear from your heart? When lovers look at a picture of themselves, they are reminded of the love that never disappears from their hearts. Likewise, anyone whose heart was deeply moved by that speech, which was so connected to heaven's love, is reminded, even by looking at the photographs, of the grace that was present on that day.
It is their connection to God's love that makes the teachings of the saints and sages so precious. Mother's speech is so precious because she speaks with a heart of love that connects us to God. Therefore, her speech transcends history. At any time you can connect to that moment and the value that resides there. It has the power to revive people. (237-051, 1992/11/10)
Eve fell when she was 16 years old. Therefore, Korea needed a virgin girl to become a patriot imbued with the tradition and spirit to offer everything for the love of her nation. That girl was Yu Gwan-sun. Japanese women have to inherit her spirit; otherwise, there is no way for them to connect to Korea. So I discreetly sent some people to begin a movement to lift up Yu Gwan-sun in Japan. 1 told them, "Engraft Japanese women to the spirit of the martyr Yu Gwan-sun." I am the only one who can do this kind of work. No one else can. If Japanese women engraft to this spirit, Japan and Korea will become one. Therefore, I sent Mother to Japan in September 1991 to establish the Women s Federation for Peace in Asia. (229-150, 1992/04/11)
True Father announced, "Your chairwoman, Hak Ja Han, has walked beside me on my path of suffering and hardships, so please accept her as the representative of all women. The women of this age will be the builders of an ideal world full of peace, love and freedom. The rule of men has resulted in wars, violence, oppression, exploitation and crime, but you women will put an end to that." True Mother toured the world repeating this proclamation of the age of women, meeting with and encouraging leaders, and launching a worldwide women's movement.
After enduring 40 years of indemnity, the unification of heaven and earth, which should have been achieved shortly after World War II, is finally within reach. Christianity is the bride religion, in the position of Eve, but it did not fulfill the mission of the bride. Hence, True Mother must fulfill that mission and restore Korea. Christianity in the position of the bride religion should have done this, but it could not. Mother must indemnify this. And the Women s Federation for World Peace in Korea, Japan, the United States and Europe must indemnify the failure of Christianity to resolve this issue for Korea's sake.
At the end of World War II, there was an opportunity to unify the seven providential nations in that conflict: Korea, Japan, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy, even nations that had been enemies. However that opportunity was lost and the providence at that time ended in failure. This would have to be restored. Indemnity needs to be paid. That is, Korea, Great Britain, the United States and France failed to receive me and attend me as the Bridegroom following the liberation of Korea. The Bridegroom was lost, and later was found again.
Although they did not know it, for 40 years I prayed for those seven nations. To take responsibility for their failure, I had to send Mother out in front of the public for seven months and establish the Unification Church in place of the one unified world that should have arisen following the end of World War II. I placed Mother in the position to represent all the leaders of the world, and in that mission she was victorious. Now we can march forward victoriously into the era when we can unite the world. This will take place in the era of women. Since that era has come, I established the Womens Federation for World Peace in 1992. (239-242, 1992/11/25)
The cooperation of the Japanese and Korean blessed families that united to establish this organization laid the foundation for Mother to stand as the female representative of Adam s nation and the global nation. This was made possible because she could establish a subject-object partnership between these realms of Cain and Abel. This created an environment in which plus and minus united in the process of re-creation. (230-346, 1992/05/10)
The House of Unification for World Peace is like a home in which this education can take place. We must establish this in every village of Korea. What should you do, as mothers, after you educate the people of your village as your sons and daughters? In a family, a mother brings the children whom she has raised to unite with the man who is the head of the family. But in your case, you especially should bring the men, who are in the position of archangels, so that they can be restored to the position of Adam. You have to educate the secular people who are in the position of archangels in Satan's world. (243-153, 1993/01/03)
There are three positions on the horizontal level: family messiahs representing the formation stage; tribal messiahs, the growth stage; and national messiahs, the completion stage. All of these positions must connect together. As they expand horizontally, they must inherit everything through the vertical stages. This is how we built a world-level foundation. True Mother had to connect this foundation to seven nations. Eves foundation was thereby re-established horizontally centered on Korea. On that foundation, True Parents were declared to the world. (248-127, 1993/08/01)
This has been the goal of the providence I have led since 1991. Thus, on April 10, 1992, with the establishment of the Women's Federation for World Peace, Adam's nation and Eve's nation completely united centered on Mother. On that basis Kim Il-sung is bound to retreat. Never before had a victorious Eve existed in the fallen world. Now that the victorious Eve has come, the fallen world, Satan's world, must disappear. (230-286, 1992/05/08)
Until now I have fought alone, but now you are on the threshold of your hometown. Accordingly, each of you has to receive your partner and line up one after another in procession. That is why I declared women's liberation worldwide, centered on Mother. (229-202, 1992/04/12)
Following World War II, the Christian cultural sphere, which is the bride's cultural sphere, failed to unite with the Bridegroom. Therefore, for these seven years, from 1994 to 2000, the women of the world must unite and attend the perfected Adam who can make an impact on the family, the society and even the world. Now is the time when we can restore the opportunity that was lost after World War II to achieve the goal of building a unified world that fulfills the ideal of the kingdom of heaven.
This can be done by elevating Adam, who is already victorious on the levels of the family, tribe, people, nation and world, and by paying off all the debts that the bride nations incurred when they did not receive the Lord, on the levels of the family, tribe, people, nation and world. That is why I declared that this is the era for the liberation of women. (254-286, 1994/02/16)
Within just a yea^ she has already made this organization, the Women's Federation for World Peace, into one of the most powerful women's organizations in the world. The rapid establishment of this women's organization shows that God's final providence is to connect to all women. (248-126, 1993/08/01)
The fact that I declared the liberation of all women worldwide means that the persecution that the Unification Church has been enduring for 40 years is at an end. The church has overcome every level of persecution from the world— from the level of the individual to that of the family, tribe, people, nation, and world. We have recovered the domain of John the Baptist as the Womens Federation for World Peace, which represents the Christian cultural sphere centered on the Unification Church. We did that, not on the national level, but on the world level. (245-137, 1993/02/28)
Until now, because of opposition, Mother had to stand behind me. But now the opposition has subsided and people are free to meet with Mother and me in a free and open environment. This could have happened at the end of World War II, when an environment of freedom had emerged in the United States, representing the free world, and where the bride religion was being prepared to receive the Bridegroom.
Now that we have gone over this hill, Mother is able to stand in a position equal to mine. That is why Mother is able to lead the movement to liberate women around the world. Mother can declare the liberation of women because the walls of the world have crumbled. Satan can no longer actively oppose us, and therefore the time has come when Mother and I can meet with God directly and stand side by side before Him. That is why Mother can proclaim the liberation of women throughout the world. (243-218, 1993/01/10)
When I claimed that we would gather 160,000 women, everyone thought I was dreaming. Yet we made strong winds blow and women from all backgrounds came. People came to these events without realizing why they were there. The night before the event they could not sleep. In this way we reached that numerical goal. That is how the Women s Federation for World Peace was born. We announced the liberation of women all over the world. In one year, we overcame 6,000 years of pain and sorrow. We proclaimed the arrival of unity and equality for women, which they had been awaiting for 6,000 years. (245-140, 1993/02/28)
To do so, True Mother had to stand in a position equal to mine. True Mother had been in the position to just follow me wherever I went. She still needed to establish herself in the position of having perfected herself on the world level. In addition to having nothing to do with the Fall, by seeking to fulfill God's Will, she had to reach the position where she and I could stand on the same plane. She accomplished this, and therefore we could finally proclaim the liberation of women throughout the world. (232-235, 1992/07/09)
Then, when Mother created unity among the nations of the world through the Women's Federation for World Peace, this created a realm in which the world cannot oppose Korea, and this realm became Mother's inheritance. Now, America cannot oppose True Parents, the Soviet Union cannot oppose us, and Kim Il-sung cannot oppose us.
I already took all the necessary measures to block all opposition, so that Mother had a foundation to come this far. I already indemnified what Christianity was not able to accomplish for 2,000 years as a result of Jesus' death on the cross. I also connected the right wing, the left wing and the Islamic world. All of this preparation for Mother's public speech at the WFWP Assembly on April 10,1992 was to create an environment conducive to uniting the Christian cultural sphere. The Christian cultural sphere is equivalent to the bride's cultural sphere.
We also needed a foundation upon which the four cultural spheres—Christianity, the right wing, the left wing, and the Islamic world—could come together so that Mother could stand at the forefront. This was the Blessing ceremony that we conducted on April 10, 1992, for married couples from around the world. The participants included people from eight Islamic nations as well as Japan, the United States, Korea and Europe. We even had participants from the communist bloc, including China. It was through this Blessing ceremony for married couples that we connected the four cultural spheres and overcame those barriers.
Symbolically, we reached the standard to recover the situation following World War II. This meant we were in a situation to inherit the realm of the Christian nations that represent the bride—Great Britain, the United States and France, as well as the Eve nation and the now united Cain and Abel nations. Thus, we were once again able to welcome the realm of the bride. Based on that, True Mother took her place, and women, whom Mother now led, were able to shout out and demand the liberation of all women. Because Mother brought liberation to the Christian cultural sphere, the realm of the bride, and united it all thoroughly through the Women's Federation for World Peace, the world bonded with Mother like her second self. That is why the winds of a typhoon are buffeting the women of Korea. From there, the winds to liberate women will blow through Japan, America, Europe, Oceania and Russia. (243-320, 1993/01/28)
That was the day when Mother first appeared on the world stage. Ever since that day, whenever we had to carry out providential responsibilities, she has taken on enormously difficult missions such as the recent 120-nation speaking tour. After finishing that tour, she returned to Korea but did not rest; instead she went on to speak to students at colleges and universities, proclaiming the womens era. (484-048, 2005/01/20)
But in one city, just 10 blessed families brought 17,000 women for their city's event. Do you think that it was their own achievement? It happened because of the work of the spirit world. Now is the spring season, when people have to plow their fields and sow their seeds. We also have to use our springtime wisely. We have finished sowing the seeds in the fields of rich soil right outside our front gate. Now we must also sow seeds at the tops of the mountains and in the remote valleys. This is what all of you can do. You can sow seeds wherever there is even a small piece of land. (231-128, 1992/06/02)
When I was in America, I returned home to East Garden at 11:00 p.m. after one particular WFWP event. After speaking to the members who were gathered there, when I looked at the clock it was already 12:20 a.m. I was very tired, but I went straight to the next venue so that I could arrive there by 3:30 a.m. Do you think my life is the path of the Lord or the path of a servant? Why did I leave to go there at such an early hour in the morning darkness? I could have slept that night and left in the morning at a comfortable hour. In fact, my car almost had an accident on the way and could have rolled over.
What did I gain by pushing myself like this? I was setting an example to teach all men of the world how to serve and attend their wives. I knew that the time had come for women to stand in an equal position with men and to play a major role in the fulfillment of God's Will, so I wanted to establish a tradition for women to settle into their rightful position. That is why I am doing all these things. (232-055, 1992/07/01)
Everyone followed the whole talk with careful attention. When Mother finished her speech they exclaimed, "Mother did so well!" and gave her a standing ovation. That was the first rally. After that, True Mother swept through the ten cities. It was moving. (238-345, 1992/11/22)
Ever since the Fall, human beings have been like orphans, kidnapped by Satan and assimilated into his culture. However, here they could meet their mother again and be saved. The fact that True Mother spoke in Japanese to her children is amazing.
From God's viewpoint, the Japanese people should sing Mother's praises. Mother wanted so badly to communicate totally with her children, who do not even know that they were orphaned, that she was willing to learn their language.
This would be impossible if Mother were not the original mother of humankind. Would a false mother make such efforts when she does not even speak the language? If you recognize people as your lost children, you must teach them, even if it requires you to learn their language. That is the love found within the realm of a parent's heart. (239-116, 1992/11/24)
These other countries are especially interested when one of the foremost, advanced countries engages in a movement for women's liberation. People involved in politics know that an organization like the WFWP could be attractive to them when it comes to expanding their foundation for an upcoming election campaign. So they all call us. Further, we became known in all the continents of the world because the Associated Press broadcast news of Mother's event all over the world. (237-079, 1992/11/11)
Once we go beyond the nation and the world, we will have to turn around and return to our hometown. We need to recover the situation of the first human beings had they not fallen, when God would have been able to travel back and forth freely. For this, we must return to our hometown. (244-310, 1993/03/01)
In this way, just as the Eve nation must inherit the tradition of Adam's nation, the archangel nation must inherit the tradition of the Eve nation, and all the nations of the world must inherit the tradition of the archangel nation. There can be no objections to this. In this way, Mothers speaking tour indeed became a worldwide workshop. (236-036, 1992/11/02)
When women fight, they can reconcile after shedding tears, but men are liable to continue fighting to the point of bloodshed. That is why women must be in the forefront. The world of peace begins with love; for this reason, we must have women in the lead. (236-256, 1992/11/08)
This year, we must make our way even to the Soviet Union. All enemy countries must unite and then fulfill their duties as filial children, patriots, saints and divine children. On this basis, we should lay the foundation for the liberation of the fatherland. When the history of strife among enemy nations is recast into a new tradition centered on God, God will be able to reign over them. (236-121, 1992/11/04)
Why then must we have events in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, four providential European nations? During World War II, Japan, Germany and Italy were the Axis Powers. If I give the blessing to Japan and Germany, it would not be right to exclude Italy. If Italy were excluded, we would not be able to connect all the providential nations. So, to make things equal, I have to work in that nation as well.
Following the same principle, this is also why True Mother is required to tour Europe as well as America. Providentially speaking, I am responsible to settle all accounts on the world level. Centering on Mother, I am holding events in these countries to restore the Cain-Abel relationship. (235-340, 1992/10/26)
For that purpose, through the WFWP, Mother swept through Korea, Japan, the United States and Europe. In the future, she will make a trip through the surrounding nations and major cities of all six continents. It will soon be said that Mother, as the woman who initiated world peace and is its strongest advocate, is the world's foremost woman. Sons and daughters naturally connect to their mother. So when Mother achieves that level, Satan's world will turn around 180 degrees and follow her. (238-076, 1992/11/19)
I gave this direction just a week before the event. What was worse, we could not find a venue until just 16 hours before the event, the day before. All the preparations had to be made in 16 hours. We had to decorate the stage at the rented venue, print the brochures, and hold the assembly. Nevertheless, 7,000 people came to the hall, which had a capacity of only 4,000 seats; so 3,000 people had to stay outside. It turned out to be a successful event despite the adverse circumstances. (243-139, 1993/01/03)
That evening, the National Women's Union of China sent Mother an invitation for dinner. Presumably half a billion people—China's population being around 1.3 billion, and around half being women—belong to this organization. It has existed for about 40 years, and is apparently very influential. It is clearly an impressive organization.
In communist organizations, the vice-president is usually the one who does the main body of the work. It was the vice-president who welcomed Mother to the dinner. According to the report I received, that event went very well. Initially there was some awkwardness in the atmosphere, since the Chinese women were not familiar with events of a religious nature. However, by the end they became comfortable with us and we sang songs together. I am sure they attended the event today with great interest and expectation. (241-158, 1992/12/23)
As a result of Mother's achievement, the responsibility in front of the Bridegroom that Christianity failed to fulfill 47 years ago was finally accomplished, through the victorious completion of the Bride and the Bridegroom's responsibilities. Thereby, the entire free world can be revived. (239-307, 1992/12/09)
I had forgotten about the dream until I learned that day was a Catholic holiday, the day of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was the day that Jesus' mother Mary received from the archangel Gabriel a revelation that she would conceive through the Holy Spirit. Our event was thus being held on the very day that the Catholic Church was commemorating the annunciation to the Virgin Mary. One of the distinguished guests attending the assembly saw a poster of me in a yellow hanbok (a traditional Korean dress) and said, "This woman is fulfilling Mary's mission." I later heard that she was deeply moved by the event. (True Mother, 1992/12/10)
Men in general have not cooperated with heaven and hav| even opposed heaven. Now men can achieve success on the national, world and cosmic levels through absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, which prior to now was not possible. We must enter into the era of father-son cooperation on the victorious foundation of mother-son cooperation through Mother. As of today we have come this far. (337-014, 2000/10/16)
True Mother has many good natural abilities. She is quiet but bold. You would not expect that she could embrace and unite an audience without hesitation. I am sure that all of you know that the title "second founder of the church," which makes her status equal to mine, is not just words, and that you feel, "Father gave her this title on the basis of knowing her well." At this time, when we might have needed more than a year to establish this foundation in God's providence, she made it quickly. You have the responsibility to do even more than Mother. (219-268, 1991/10/11)
Now there is nothing to worry about. Fundamentally, I am the first founder of the church and Mother is the second founder of the church. Up to this point women have followed men, but from now on they are on a horizontally even footing. (201-127, 1990/03/27)
When the ideal of creation was not yet complete, the spiritual Second Advent could not take place, but now True Mother has emerged. The physical True Parents stand in the parental position in the spirit world beginning when True Parents enter into heaven. God then becomes the Parent of mind, and True Parents become the Parents of body. Also, after True Parents enter into heaven as the incarnation of God, all their sons and daughters can enter in their wake. (414-271, 2003/08/04)
So the Messiah has to establish at the national level the original standard of Eve, which was lost with the failure of Adam's family. I established this standard and expanded it from the family level to the society level, and to the national level. God's Will to restore His sovereignty of love, the ideal of Eden, had been lost, and the world fell into a shadowy, sorrowful swamp. I advanced alone in the dark of night, from the position of servant of servants to that of servant, adopted child, stepchild, and child. I found Mother and achieved the position of parents.
The mission of Mother, Eve's mission, is to restore the communist world and the democratic world as Cain and Abel, embrace them, and offer them to True Father. Fulfilling the mission of Eve, Mother fought Satan's power, which was destroying the free environment of the democratic world, and she overcame at the levels of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation and world. By overcoming the impediments of the world, Mother went through the pain of giving birth again. In doing so, Mother became the substantial, complete, victorious Mother of heaven and earth. In light of this, we could open the gates of Cheon II Guk and inherit the kingship of the heavenly nation. (404-290, 2003/02/06)
On that day, True Father gave True Mother a plaque proclaiming and celebrating True Parents' cosmic victory. The plaque declared that True Mother, who came with the mission of the True Mother of humankind, had fulfilled the mission of true child, true wife and True Parent after True Parents' Holy Wedding in 1960 and, through her speaking tour, had bequeathed to all people the textbook of True Parents' life course.
God's providence of restoration and True Parents' holy work of restoration culminated in victory in 1999, and in that year you bequeathed to all people the textbook of True Parents' life course in 80 cities around the world through the "Rally for the Globalization of the True Family." I, as the Adam of original creation and as True Father of humanity, give you this plaque to celebrate your achievement through such pain, to thank heaven and to praise your record in front of all descendants in heaven and on earth. (310-211, 1999/06/16)
God thus far has appeared symbolically. However, now God appears in His embodiment—True Father, and True Mother has appeared as his partner. Therefore, the substantial kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven can be established.
You also must become perfected women and men who achieve oneness in heart, oneness in body and oneness in thought, and inherit the true love, true life and true lineage of heaven's nation. As substantial parents, you must give birth to sons and daughters and complete our family. If you do not complete our family, you will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven. Instead, when you arrive in the spirit world, it will take you a long time to make up for that which you did not accomplish on earth, maybe even through harsh affliction and suffering. Without going through such a course substantially, you cannot enter heaven. (414-279, 2003/08/04)
Up to now the internal realm of religion has been unable to win over the external world controlled by Satan. But the Returning Lord has achieved a historic, cosmic victory over this world. And you inherited that victory. You cannot be qualified to enter heaven unless you stand in the position of the Lord's partners, representing the people, the nation and the world. (302-286, 1999/06/26)
I will go straight up, not in a zigzag. Through fulfilling a 40-year course, I stand on the substantial foundation to restore 4,000 years of history. That milestone is conveyed in the declaration "True Parents and the Completed Testament Age." These are not just words; they must be extended to a worldwide foundation. Just because I have proclaimed True Parents and the Completed Testament Age, can I say, "I am the True Parent, so everybody must obey me absolutely"? No. At the right time, I must teach things that are more heavenly and mysterious.
For the first time I am teaching Japanese women, and I am teaching remarkable things that I have never taught before, not even to my relatives or to Korean women. At the Special Workshop for Japanese Woman Leaders, I am connecting the mother nation with the world by teaching Japanese women the best things from the national, continental and world levels. (255-147, 1994/03/10)
It has been 40 years since 1954, when the church started in Korea. During this period I have done what many have done, trained lecturers and published books to educate the public, but there has been no workshop in history that gathered a total of 50,000 Japanese women. This has never happened in the history of Japan or the world. (256-010, 1994/03/12)
Yu Gwan-sun is the only one who left her name as a fervent patriot during the period of the independence movement. Yu Gwan-sun is the representative Korean woman, so Japanese women have to follow her tradition in order to meet Mother. In order for Japan to meet Mother, Mindan and Chongryon must come into unity. Perez and Zerah fought each other in the womb of Tamar, who stood in the position of mother. Japanese women, who represent the mother, have to unite them. They then have to achieve the unification of North and South Korea.
When Korean women and Japanese women, elder sisters and younger sisters, are united in the course of restoration centering on True Mother, they create a one-way street. Being united like this, Japanese sisters need to lead Japan, Asia and the world. It is an honor to participate in such an inspiring age and follow the heavenly call. (231-090, 1992/05/31)
This victory cannot be achieved by putting men in front. Instead, women have to be in front to lead. Men have become just bystanders. Therefore, I planned this Special Workshop for 160,000 Japanese Women. There were many benefits. This workshop was not planned in an ordinary manner. I had to take extraordinary measures to produce this special workshop for 160,000 women. (260-201, 1994/05/19)
Those conditions became such a topic of conversation. Yet, those who participated actually said that they would like to attend such a workshop again. This has never happened before in history. When it was time to go to sleep, the stairs or wherever you fell asleep became a bed. It hardly mattered that they did not have a bed. Even a bathroom could suffice if you could fit a sleeping bag there and sleep in it. They wanted to be there so badly that to them it was better than a hotel room. Through the grapevine people were hearing that everybody must experience Jeju Island. As a result, the number of participants increased like an avalanche. That is why I said to build a training center so that we could hold workshops there. (260-203, 1994/05/19)
The foundation for unity is women, not men. From this perspective I am holding these special workshops. This period of education is a time of great change. When participants have heart-moving experiences, they will become interested in True Parents. This is Sutaek-dong, in the city of Guri in Korea. When they have this heartfelt experience in the Sutaek-dong Training Center, they will form a deep and unforgettable relationship with this place. In addition, this is an important opportunity to hold Sisterhood Ceremonies. There could be no better chance.
Not everyone participating in the Sisterhood Ceremony is a Unification Church member. They come from various towns in Korea. Some of them came here through the Women's Federation for World Peace. The movement to unite the world has to start from the East, and the Sisterhood Ceremony is the only way to do it. Korea and Japan have to keep in step with each other while they move Asia forward; otherwise, these nations cannot survive. This is the time we are in. (255-280, 1994/03/11)
Non-religious women might think, "A sisterhood ceremony should be done individually. Why do you do it with several thousand women in a stadium? What's in it for us? We should not have come here." However, when they actually perform the ceremony, they get totally excited and hug each other happily. That is a very hopeful moment. You have to hold these ceremonies throughout the world, even if it means we have to take a few hours away from the workshop to do it. (256-153, 1994/03/12)
Therefore, Korean women need to restore the authority of the elder daughter. Leah and Rachel fought in Jacob's family, but now you must not fight. Leah has to put Rachel in front and unite with her, saying, "I understand your position well. I entrust everything to you. No matter what, I will attend you." The unity of heaven and earth starts with women, from the viewpoint of mother-son cooperation. This is a formula of the Principle. (224-193, 1991/11/24)
The time for this has come. Japanese members and Korean members can become like natural brothers and sisters, but they have to love each other above all. A divided people have met after 6,000 years, so Mother has to love the Japanese more than the Koreans. (232-032, 1992/07/01)
Thinking of how America aided Korea in the past, how about helping North Korea through Sisterhood Ceremonies? A foundation of one million women in Japan can connect with one million women in North Korea. If one million women connect in that way, with each woman representing four family members, the total number of people saved will be four million. If we repeat this cycle four or five times, we will save all 20 million people. Such connections need to be made from japan. (219-271, 1991/10/11)
Many nations can hold the Sisterhood Ceremonies, ana blessed families who connect with one another can tour the world anytime. The problems are the disconnected cultural backgrounds and languages. Bringing cultures and languages together is absolutely necessary for building a peaceful world. (252-199, 1993/12/30)