East Garden, Irvington, New York, USA
Commemoration of the 233rd Anniversary of the Independence
of the United States of America
Commemoration of the 233rd Anniversary of the Independence
of the United States of America
You must know that we have left the Era before the Coming of Heaven and have entered the Era after the Coming of Heaven. Now we are approaching the era of Cain and Abel. Just as we cannot discern the precise moment when day becomes night, and we cannot discern the precise moment when the seasons change from spring to summer, so it is at the change of an era. The environment in which you live does not perceptibly change. Without the aid of a clock, it is very difficult to tell when one has arrived at midnight and the start of a new day. Yesterday and today continue as though they were the same day, yet at midnight a new day begins. It happens in a single second. In the same way, a new age and a new world have begun, even though we cannot point to the precise moment when the Era before the Coming of Heaven ended and the Era after the Coming of Heaven began.
People tend to believe out of habit that each day is merely a continuation of the previous day. However, look at history: when a new age arrives, what happens to the old values that people may have held for tens of thousands of years? No one realizes it at the time, yet in that single second a way of life that had persisted for tens of thousands of years is destined to disappear.
People do not recognize when there is a transition from one age to another. It is the same for transitions in the life of an individual and for transitions in the family. For example, there is a time for parents to be focused on raising sons and daughters, and a time for them to be focused on serving their ancestors. There is a time when the grandfather has the role of a parent, and a time when he stands as a king. There is a time when parents are working things out in their relationship as husband and wife, and a time when sons and daughters are going through the transition to become husbands and wives themselves.
The Era before the Coming of Heaven can be compared to a person exhaling, while the Era after the Coming of Heaven is like a person inhaling. The Era before the Coming of heaven and the Era after the Coming of Heaven intersect in the blink of an eye. Still, people continue to live without realizing that anything has happened. Do you notice when your eyes are blinking? Do you think about the fact that you are inhaling and exhaling?
The world’s peoples are divided between East and West. Also, just as the geographical North and South are divided at the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, the world’s peoples are divided between North and South. However, because the hemispheres are on opposite sides of the world, most people do not recognize how deep the North-South and East- West divisions are. You must understand this reality. Within one second, the cosmos could change from the Era before the Coming of Heaven to the Era after the Coming of Heaven. It could likewise change from the era above Heaven to the era below Heaven, or from the era in front of Heaven to the era behind Heaven.
The motion of a round ball can represent these changes. In Korean I coined the word won-gu, meaning “round ball,” for the title of the Won-gu Peace Cup. Although you may not realize it, the cosmos changed as a result of the Won-gu Peace Cup Cain-Abel Cosmic Tournament. You did not know that heaven and earth have been divided as a result of the Fall. We live our lives without realizing that the world can change in a single second. We did not know that an individual of absolute faith, an individual of absolute love, and an individual of absolute obedience could all be divided in one second.
Today the world is divided between those who use the lunar calendar and those who use the solar calendar. It is one way that the East and the West are divided. How did the first ancestors of humanity come to have descendants who were divided between East and West? How did all the separate countries come about? How did siblings come to be divided against each other? These questions need to be answered.
It is said that God is the Alpha and the Omega, the cause and the result.
However, the center of that Alpha and Omega is true love. The fundamental motive of creation is that two become one. God was acting from the core of that motive when He created human beings as partners with whom He could become one. But what happened? The Fall occurred. Humanity was to attain one lineage with God as the foundation for establishing His family ideal. This was not realized. Instead, humanity lost its connection to God. Are American families God’s families? Life originates from a father and mother, each a distinct substantiation of God’s dual characteristics. By what means do they then become one? It is love. People are born from love; their beginning is love. Hence, their purpose must also be for the sake of love. By himself a man cannot give or receive love. That is why he needs a woman. By the same token, a woman needs a man. I am promoting a philosophy of peace that teaches us to be an owner of lineage before trying to be an owner of peace.
What are the love of the Alpha and the love of the Omega? What is the love needed as we proceed from the Alpha to the Omega? Love is supposed to grow, except it cannot grow properly unless God’s love is present. Two people may love each other, yet if they lose God’s love between them, then in the end they will have nothing to sustain their relationship. It takes only a crack for air to enter that empty space. It takes only a crack for water to get in. It takes only a crack for sunlight to get in. You need an opening. Otherwise, if you were to stay in an airtight room for an extended period of time, you wouldn’t be able to breathe. Air, water and sunlight are the basic elements of life. If even one of them is missing—if water is missing, for example—life ceases to exist. If air or sunlight is missing, life ceases to exist. Do you think you could live without air, water or light from the sun?
How amazing are the words “one family under God”! In these words we find God’s lifeline, God’s breath, God’s rays of sunlight. The roots of spiritual fife, the Alpha and Omega, are deeply embedded there. Only when we see it in this way can we say, “Wow!” We then will come alive to find our ideal partner of love.
There cannot be a united world unless we each find an ideal partner for whom we would not mind to sacrifice everything. There are West Point cadets here, who I believe have been taught to be ready to die for their country. The traditional philosophy of West Point is that a person must be ready to serve his country even at the sacrifice of his love, his family and his clan.
Where is that West Point spirit in America today? Are you ready to offer your lives like those West Point cadets? Where can we find such traditional American thought? All we can find is individualism.
The world of individualism will not survive. Individualism is doomed, as are family-ism, nationalism, state-ism, and even world-ism. Even a philosophy that encompasses the world will fall short. The only sure way of survival is the way that transcends the world, which can be termed “cosmos-ism.” The cosmos encompasses all the nations of the world and also the spirit world. In contrast to individualism, the “ism” of the cosmos is seen in the teamwork and passionate play of the Peace Cup tournament. When individual elements cooperate for a greater purpose, they can encompass the entire cosmos.
When it was time for the people of Israel to return to the land of Canaan, God ordered Moses, “Go back to the land of your ancestors! Go back to your hometown, to Jerusalem!” Had Moses been able to enter Canaan, he was supposed to have gathered the thirty-one kings of that area and instructed them to follow the Ten Commandments and revere the Ark of the Covenant. Each of the kings was to understand clearly that if he did not honor the Ark of the Covenant—if he disobeyed the Ten Commandments—then his nation could no longer stand. Moses was to bring the kings, each representing a nation, to unite with him. A mistake on the part of the king of a nation would represent a mistake of that entire nation.
God gave Moses a family-level standard: the deeds of the king and queen, who stood as the father and mother of a nation, would determine the rise or fall of the entire nation. All thirty-one kings of the land were supposed to recognize their responsibility as national leaders and bow down tens of thousands of times in front of the Ark of the Covenant as it passed by, in order to repent for the sins of their nations with respect to the standard of the Ten Commandments. Without proper repentance on the part of the kings representing their nations, their nations could not be allowed to remain. Any group of people that, due to pride and ambition, did not submit to the Ark of the Covenant would cease to exist. Therefore, those nations led by kings who did not submit to the Ark would be scattered.
This shows what was to have happened after the Second World War. It was a confrontation between Great Britain, United States and France on one side, and Japan, Germany and Italy on the other. Great Britain represented a mother-type nation in relationship to America. What did France represent? France used to be pronounced bullanseo in Korean, a word which sounds like the word for “furnace.” At the time of the Second World War, France was like a furnace full, of embers ready to burst into flame at any moment. Japan tried to conquer Asia while opposing the three nations of Great Britain, the United States and France.
The First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War represent the three stages of formation, growth and completion. The three time periods in which they were fought represent the Old Testament Age, the New Testament Age and the Completed Testament Age. The purpose of the three world wars was to prepare for the settlement of the era of the fourth Adam. Did you know that was their purpose?
I recently published a textbook that explains the most important things you must know to guide you along life’s course. It is called True Families: Gateway to Heaven. Those of you who are parents need to buy copies of this small book for each of your children. If you have twelve children, you need to buy twelve copies, one for each child, making a total of thirteen when you include your own book. Then you need to educate your children so that all twelve books can be united centering on the parents’ book. Teach them absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. By using this textbook to teach your children, you will raise them to be totally one with God and inseparable from Him.
Suppose you have twelve children. They would each represent one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Also, together they would represent the twelve disciples of Jesus. Standing before his twelve disciples, Jesus represented the number thirteen. However, in Jesus’ day the number thirteen could not be secured. In the end the twelve disciples, who could have been as loyal to Jesus as sons, instead betrayed him. They denied him. They did not protect him from death.
Human beings are not aware of their sinful lineage, and this caused them to make a mess of heaven and earth. One example can be seen in the history of the Vikings. They began as hunters, yet when they were short of food they became Cain-like and went south to conquer the plains and river valleys. They could have become a people of Heaven, yet they could not accept their miserable situation, so they fashioned weapons with which to conquer the land.
Those Viking hunters were like thieves. They liked spilling blood. If four people started out on a hunting expedition in spring, sometimes only one would return in autumn. Do you want to know why? Each man knew some good spots to catch animals, so together they would traverse peaks and valleys in the mountain forests to make their kill. Although they may have been four people when they started out on the expedition, perhaps at some point three of them grew suspicious of the fourth and said, “This fellow is going to steal our skins and run off with them. We had better kill him before he has his chance.” In this way, one person might be killed in spring, another in summer, and a third in autumn. The last person remaining would then take everything for himself. He would take the meat and keep it to survive the winter. Once that hunter returned after a long expedition, he no longer cared about sharing his spoils with his relatives, his friends or even his children.
If a hunting party caught something as large as a moose or a bear, they had to return early. If they returned from their expedition when it was still spring, they would need to plow the land and plant crops to have enough food for winter, but many hunters did not know how to farm. So instead they would set off again to seek higher mountains, higher domains and deeper fishing grounds.
Fishing grounds have no owner. During the flood judgment at the time of Noah, although all the land animals suffered, fish were not affected. So what happened when those Vikings went out fishing? They became pirates. Did you know that Sweden and Norway were once pirate bases?
Hunters and pirates are always looking for better weapons to give them greater advantage in hunting and in warfare. That is why Europeans kept developing ever-deadlier firearms. Did you know that a type of machine gun was invented in Czechoslovakia? When Czechs took their guns out on hunting expeditions, they used them to protect and sometimes to kill their Czech brothers, for instance when two hunters dueled over who made a kill. What used to be Czechoslovakia is now split into two states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in a relationship of Cain and Abel.
Who does the actual hunting? Often, hunters get dogs to do it for them. With their keen sense of smell, Hogs can tell when there are wolves, bears or elk nearby. On the plains, hunters can use trained hounds to track animals by scent. In the Arctic, however, hunters track their prey by following tracks in the snow. Animal tracks are very important for hunters. In warmer climates, when tracks are less visible, hounds can recognize animals by scent and track them.
Some animals that live in water are also hunters, among them alligators and anacondas. The anaconda is so powerful that it can devour large animals such as deer, boar and even jaguars. The snake’s head stays immobile while it wraps its body around its prey and strangles it. An anaconda emerging from the water to devour a large land animal is a reminder of the flood judgment in Noah’s time, when the sea devoured everything on land. This is not a meaningless discourse. You must heed God’s warnings. The most blessed area in New York is the area surrounding East Garden. There are many notable properties in the area, including the birthplaces of famous poets and authors. It has abundant wildlife and there are many lakes and places to fish. It abounds with natural springs. Bear Mountain and the Catskills are nearby.
Why did I make a headquarters for fishing in New York? In New York you can catch striped bass even in winter. In New York you can catch fish during all four seasons, and the fish are plentiful. New York could potentially serve as a place of refuge. One sign of this is that in New York there are oak trees, which live long lives. Of all trees, the oak tree produces the greatest number of seeds.
Democracy is being destroyed by the current trends in America. Everyone is becoming self-centered and individualistic. We must return to God-centered idealism. Although God may be a demanding King, His goal is to benefit the world. Satan is the evil king, who uses his control over human affairs to destroy the world. Therefore, the King of Heaven has sought to lift up and protect a family on earth that would show the standard of leadership over three generations.
The Israelites were unable to protect Jesus, the Savior, from death. Also in the United States, which in a religious sense represents the Second Israel, there were people who tried to eliminate me. Under the banner of the Abel UN, we can and will establish the one true and ideal family, a family that everyone in the world can become part of. There are more than six thousand languages in the world, while in a family only one language is needed.
I believe that the best language with which to integrate the world’s languages is the Korean language. By using the consonants in the Korean alphabet: “ga, na, da, ra, ma, ba, sa, ah, ja, cha, ka, ta, pa, ha” you can print words used by any language in the world, forwards or backwards. Each letter in the Korean alphabet is an illustration of the shape the vocal organs must assume in order to pronounce the sound represented by that particular letter.
Who were the people of Dong Yi, the ancestors of Korea? They were warriors and skillful archers of the eastern country who won wars using superior military tactics. With thousands of strategies at their disposal, they won every battle. They established the kingdom of Goguryeo, which endured for approximately one thousand years. The spirit of Goguryeo has never died. It is now returning to life in Korea, although China does not want to see Goguryeo reestablished.
Some people used to claim that the world could only be united through the efforts of China and the Soviet Union. However, even if those two nations had worked together, they could not have united the religious realm. The way for China and the Soviet Union to succeed was to become one and act in partnership to serve the religious realm. That is why when I met Mikhail Gorbachev, I urged him, “If you serve God and the religious realm, Moscow will become the center of the kingdom of the united world.”
However, the kingdom was not established in Moscow or in Beijing. Nor was it established in New York or in Washington, DC. Where can it be established now? My conclusion is that the only place that remains for the establishment of the kingship centered on God, the homeland and hometown of God, is none other than my hometown, Jeongju, in the North Pyeong-an Province of North Korea. It is True Parents’ homeland. Only through the True Parents can the True God appear. From True Parents there can appear true ancestors, one true people, one true nation and one true world.
Bringing about one united world through engrafting all of humanity onto the true lineage must happen naturally, not by force. Once people know the full value of the Blessing, they will not want to miss out on it. When electing a leader, they would want to vote for a candidate who has been blessed. People whose lives embody the Divine Principle will win the election every time.
The time will come when people will eagerly listen to what I say and follow my teachings. I will stand at the forefront and proclaim what the nations of the world need to do. If the United Nations does not listen to me, I will say, “See what happens if you ignore me and keep fighting among yourselves.” The United Nations is currently at the lowest state of equilibrium, completely ineffective. The Pacific Ocean represents what a healthy state of equilibrium would look like, a state that is full of life.
What if, due to global warming, the Pacific Ocean were to rise to its highest possible level? The last island to remain above water would be the island of Hawaii. Do you know the name of the tallest mountain on that island? It is called Mauna Kea. The highest astronomical observatory on the planet can be found on its summit. It is the world’s tallest mountain if you measure its height from the bottom of the ocean. Its peak is about forty-three hundred meters above mean sea level, and more than ten thousand meters above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Mt. Everest in the Himalayas is only eight thousand eight hundred fifty meters above sea level, right? The island Hawaii is like a shoot sprouting from the bottom of the Earth, and its peak is Mauna Kea.
Nearby is Kona, which sounds like “corner.” To me, Hawaii represents the furthest corner of the world. It was in Kona that I established the Hawaii King Garden and Hawaii Queen Garden. Kona produces superior coffee. Do you like coffee? The best product of Kona is its coffee.
It has already been more than forty years since I first went to Hawaii. It was in Hawaii that I offered prayers prior to my trip to North Korea, where I would meet Kim II Sung. While in Hawaii I planned out what I would say to Kim II Sung.
The name Gorbachev, the leader of the former Soviet Union, sounds like the Korean for “to narrow evenly among all.” So I told him that I am the only one who can actually narrow or widen the world, and urged him to listen to me. Because he did listen to me and allowed religion into the Soviet Union, his nation could be liberated from communism.
Underlying the Third World War was a conflict between the cultural sphere of Eastern Christianity, centered on Soviet Russia, and the cultural sphere of Western Christianity. It was a fight between two brothers. The Soviet Union stood in the position of the first son, and Europe, rooted historically in Italy, stood in the position of the second son. The cultural realm of the united world will stand in the position of the third son. The overall progression of history and all historical events occur in accordance with God’s providence, internally and externally.
I am a living encyclopedia. I put forth ideas that cannot be found in any other encyclopedia. Many of the terms and concepts I have introduced are not in any existing encyclopedia. That is why I prepared the New World Encyclopedia. We have audiotapes of my words that will need to be incorporated into the encyclopedia in the future.
The New World Encyclopedia is needed to create the world of one united culture. If there were two cultural spheres, there would have to be two encyclopedias. If there were three cultural spheres, there would have to be three. If there were four cultural spheres, there would have to be four, each representing a distinct cultural sphere, such as the Soviet cultural sphere, the American cultural sphere, the Islamic cultural sphere and the American Indian cultural sphere.
I am resolving everything and the communist realm can barely even open its mouth. They would have to admit, “We lost. We lost against the teachings of the Old Testament Age, which represents the formation stage. We also lost against the teachings of religions that represent the growth stage.” Although communists have traditionally denied the existence of the spirit world, now communist ancestors in the spirit world are testifying that they are united around me as the Second Coming of Christ. How then could the communists on earth ever think that they could rule the democratic world, which is based on Christianity?
Raise your hand if you are a second-generation blessed child. You took part in the Blessing through your father and mother. You represent the flesh and blood of your parents coming together in one concave cauldron of love. Neither your mother nor your father is in such a position. You are part of the tradition that has inherited God’s lineage. You need to understand this.
I have created the textbook, True Families: Gateway to Heaven, to tear down all false leaders and ideologies. Second generation blessed children: you need to teach your friends and acquaintances about the contents of True Families: Gateway to Heaven by holding hoondokhae sessions with them, together with your parents and grandparents and in the presence of our King, the Almighty God. *
When everyone in the world inherits the standard of being a hoondok family as part of their tradition, the entire world will immediately come within the realm of the royal family of the heavenly kingdom. That is the power of True Families: Gateway to Heaven. Who will become the owner of this textbook? Some of your mothers and fathers drink, smoke, have affairs and do all kinds of things, right? Even some of your fellow blessed children live promiscuously. How will you save such people?
You must first come to clearly understand the contents of True Families: Gateway to Heaven and become one with True Father and True Mother. Because you received God’s lineage at the same time as your parents, and your life began on the same level as your parents, it is possible for you to rise up and take the parental role in your family. Up until now you have been in the servant’s position. With this book you can reach the owner’s position. You must be willing to take responsibility to embrace and educate the families of this world, even if your mothers and fathers are unable to. As owners of the True Families: Gateway to Heaven, you will be able to do so.
Children who are educated with these teachings will unite all things that have been separated by mothers and fathers, and by the democratic world and the communist world. The second-generation realm of liberation is arriving. Because this teaching liberates all people, carrying this book when you go out to educate people will surely create people of the kingdom of heaven. This will make these teachings into the teachings of the heavenly kingdom.
Second-generation members lead family hoondokhae
The fastest way to learn Korean is to quit your school here in America and attend kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school in Korea. A year in a Korean kindergarten, six years in elementary school, and six years in middle and high school add up to thirteen years. If you graduate from high school in Korea with a full understanding of these textbooks, then you will be able to understand pretty much everything there is to know about the world. Thirteen years ought to be enough time. Then you could go to university and to graduate school. There are Cain-type and Abel-type universities you could attend.
Children can understand most of what their parents are saying to them at eight months to one year of age, right? Even for those who learn late, it doesn’t take them more than three years. Within two-and-a-half to three years, most children can communicate in their native tongue. From when they are in kindergarten, children in America need to learn the language of the one nation, the one language. People who cannot speak that language, the mother tongue of God’s homeland, will be unable to enter the heavenly kingdom.
You must publish these precious books in the original language that True Parents use. The version in the original language is what will last for thousands and even tens of thousands of years. In the future, these books will be printed on paper made with diamonds, gold and platinum. These books set the standard, as does the standard meter that is housed in the Louvre.
The Louvre is a museum in France that contains the standards of all units of measurement. When I saw them, I asked myself: “Why are they here in the Louvre, and not in Britain or the United States?” When you say “Louvre” in Korean, it sounds like the word ends with the syllable bool, which means, “to display something.” France displays many things. It collects all kind of things from different cultures and civilizations of the world, and then generates profit by displaying them in fancy museums.
America is now going to ruin because it did not attend Christ at his Second Coming, although it had the opportunity for the past thirty-four years. I even went as far as to arrange it so that the Third Israel could inherit from the nation of Israel, and then I brought all three nations of Israel into the era of the realm of the fourth Adam. Are you going to boycott that and live according to your own thinking? Many second-generation youth have come today. How were all these second-generation born? They are fruits of the Unification movement, which is unique in the history of religion. And the entire Unification movement started from the efforts of one person struggling to fulfill the Will of God.
When I look at these second-generation youth, my worries go away. Although I am leaving America now, these textbooks remain behind. They are textbooks for your mothers and fathers, and they are textbooks for you. If your mother doesn’t follow their teachings, if she goes against them, then you must have the guts to say, “Mother, you need to repent. There is no way for you to live unless you receive the Blessing again, through me.” With these textbooks, you will be able to re-bless your parents if they have lost their Blessing. Therefore, you must become hoondokhae ancestors. The second-generation must become family hoondokhae leaders. If they do not, then no one will.
The Korea-Japan Tunnel and the Bering Strait Bridge-Tunnel For some time now, communists in the former Soviet Union and China have been uprooted. They have been drifting, and now they are trying to return to power. If that happens, the Bering Strait will be taken. I initiated the Bering Strait Project ten years ago, although it has yet to be completed. Japan was against the building of the Korea-Japan Tunnel, so the religious sphere and The Washington Times had to take responsibility and publicly announce the Korea-Japan and Bering Strait Tunnel projects.
We will make all the necessary preparations and then dig the Korea- Japan Tunnel. What will we do if Japan does not help? Why don’t we dig a tunnel to Tsushima Island instead? A tunnel can be built to Tsushima anytime. Tsushima is a part of Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture. If a tunnel to Tsushima has been built, Japan will open its doors. The doors to Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto will open. Once the door to Kyoto opens, the door to Tokyo will open next, and finally the door to the Japanese government will open.
Building the Korea-Japan Tunnel is so important that the people of Japan need to be willing to sell their property so that it can be built. Once it has been built, it will connect Japan to the Asian continent, and it also will connect Korea to the Pacific Ocean. My leadership encompasses the entire Pacific region. Once the tunnel is built, it will also be easier to travel between mainland China and Hawaii.
Hawaii is just south of the Tropic of Cancer and forms something of a border in the oceanic realm. If I could connect the North and the South to Hawaii, then Hawaii could become a gateway. People could travel anywhere in the world, using Hawaii and the Bering Strait as gateways. Our golf course in Hawaii would then become the favorite of North and
South Koreans, and also of Russians!
If the Korean people only realized that I am working to liberate their homeland, they would not oppose me. Whenever people come to understand my teaching, they realize that it is the truth. When people come to know for a fact that what I am teaching is true, they will have no reason to oppose my teachings.
Korea is the absolute homeland and hometown. The Korean word for God is Hananim, which means, “the Unique Being.” The etymology of this word signifies that Koreans as a people have traditionally believed in one God. This belief will allow the Korean people to endure.
I have founded a kingdom on God’s behalf and put it in order before coming here. The nation I founded is the nation that God desires. Bringing all into a God-centered lineage, it is the liberated heavenly kingdom on earth and in heaven, where God can do whatever He wants freely and without any barriers. As citizens of that nation, you too can work as God’s representatives.
Who is in the Cain position? The democratic world, which was the first to research and build a foundation, is now in the Cain or older brother’s position. Suppose Cain trades places with Abel, lifting up the younger Abel as his elder? Then grandfathers will become like grandsons, fathers will become like sons, and elder brothers will become like younger brothers, practicing absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. What will happen to the Cain-type realm that fulfills such a role? Those who exalt Abel higher than their tribe, honoring Abel as if he were God and True Parents, belong to the heavenly kingdom. When they donate their national funds and taxes to the heavenly kingdom, then they can receive passports. That must happen before God’s homeland and hometown will appear.
Do you think we need to seek God’s homeland and hometown, or not? I’m telling you these things. If you don’t want to take part, you can leave and say, “From this day forth, I don’t need True Parents.” However, the only center that will remain is True Parents, the King of kings. God, the One Being, is now able to take His proper position for the first time. Is there any room for complaint? You need to attend True Parents as if True Parents were God. We can now take down all the banners of religions and nations.
The textbooks providing passage into the kingdom of heaven Beyond True Families: Gateway to Heaven, I have given you middle school textbooks, high school textbooks, university textbooks, graduate school textbooks, and textbooks to guide you in fulfilling your responsibilities for the nation.
We live in the midst of a world that is quite different from the kingdom of heaven. How will we establish the sovereignty of God and True Parents so that this world will become the original garden of Eden as it was meant to be before the Fall, the kingdom of heaven on earth? How will we make this world so it is no longer Satan’s palace? When the lineages of the older and younger siblings are in conflict, the father and mother must work together to bring harmony between them. If the parents cannot do it, then neither can God.
Satan became the bones, the essence of a person, instead of God. Now, however, True Parents have become one with God, and God has become the flesh and bones of True Parents’ bodies. In this manner, God has taken the position He was supposed to have had in the garden of Eden.
God’s seed never died. It survived, buried in the bones of God’s chest. It is being planted again on the earth through your sons and daughters who, after they reach seventeen years of age, are coming together in true marriages. Once the heat of their passion rises to forty, forty-three, even fifty-three degrees Celsius, no viruses or bacteria can survive to infect their offspring.
Parents need to do everything possible to prepare their children for that day. They need to sell even their property and land, if necessary, in order to provide them with these spiritual textbooks. It may take ten or twenty years for their children to master the textbooks at each stage and go through all the stages, from the kindergarten level to the doctoral level. Up until their children have completed their education, the parents need to continue to provide them with the textbooks. When they are well versed in my teachings and have attained sufficient secular education; whether in kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, university or even at the graduate level, at whatever level they operate, they can teach my words as representatives of the True Parent, the True Teacher and the True Leader.
The 6.5 billion people on earth who are educated using these textbooks will not need any textbooks in the spirit world. They will be well enough equipped to live as citizens of the heavenly kingdom. Anyone who still needs to learn from a textbook can’t enter the heavenly kingdom. To raise people who have graduated from needing textbooks, parents and elders have to provide these textbooks for their children to study on earth, from kindergarten-level textbooks on up to high school-level, university-level and graduate-level textbooks. So spend your money to buy these textbooks for your children. Have your children read them while they are eating and while they are working.
Ultimately, when the heavenly kingdom becomes a living reality, then these textbooks will no longer be needed on the earth. Families that have digested their content will educate all their relatives, so that their entire clan and seven generations of ancestors will all come to embody their teachings. There will be whole nations of such clans, composed of families in whom God delights. This will be the heavenly kingdom, where peace will reign for tens of thousands of years, where God and all creation will be liberated, and where everyone will shout, Eok mansei!
It will be God’s homeland and hometown, and it will be our homeland and hometown, where everyone is manifestly bound together in one blood, one lineage. No one can deny the importance of lineage. That is why everybody must receive the Blessing. From now on, you must understand how valuable the Blessing is.
These textbooks represent your parents. They represent the Unification Church. If you master these textbooks, one day there will be no need for the Unification Church. If in your family three generations—representing God, your ancestors and your descendants—possess these textbooks, the realm of the heavenly kingdom can expand from your family to a nation, world and universe under God’s sovereignty. Is that not so? Let lawyers, prosecutors and judges of Satan’s world come and try to dispute with me about it, if they dare! In an hour, I can make them all look like foolish people and kick them out!
Everything that I have described will come to pass. Therefore, we are left with one conclusion. If you welcome it, raise both hands in manseitwelve times. You need to become free and liberated people who will give up your life if God asks it of you, who will live in His service and go wherever God asks you to go. You need to be ready to sell everything and relocate anywhere. Are you members of God’s family, God’s princes and princesses? Have you inherited God’s liberation? Are you going with Him to the heavenly kingdom, to God’s original homeland? Then you must follow this law. The heavenly kingdom can begin for the first time only when people start upholding this law, for it is the eternal constitution of the heavenly kingdom.
Buy a copy of this book, True Families: Gateway to Heaven, today, and keep it in your coat pocket. It is like a mirror; when you read it, you ought to find that you are already living in accordance with all the teachings within its pages. There can be nothing about you that differs from those teachings. Once you have determined to live that way, you must not change your mind or change your colors. Parents need to raise their children using this textbook so their children will grow up to attend God as His sons and daughters.
How could anyone who knows how to distinguish the directions of north, south, east and west, and who can guide themselves by the Big Dipper and the Southern Cross, get into the mess of divorce? Marriage must only happen once. This is a revolutionary teaching. America especially needs this kind of revolution. There must be a revolution of true love families. People need to read this book and live according to what it says. If they do, they will certainly go to the heavenly kingdom.
This is the standard, testified to and guaranteed by the True Parent, True Teacher and True Leader, by the man who liberated God. It is the absolute constitution among all constitutions. The lawyers of heaven, the prosecutors of heaven and the judges of heaven recognize its law. So please understand that there can be no excuse for living contrary to this teaching. You must live your lives in total agreement with it.
I am grateful that you say you will live this way. Now I will return to Korea. Two or three years from now, I will be able to do anything I want in Korea. If the Korea-Japan Tunnel is not built, then Korea will build the Bering Strait Tunnel. I can easily do this alone. If I take charge, it will easily be done. Perhaps you don’t believe that I am able to gather the CEOs of Korea’s biggest corporations on short notice? Just wait and see.
When you live in absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, there is no room for personal glory or personal excuses. You did not stem from your own seed or grow in your own soil, so how can you claim anything? There is no way for God to remake you from scratch, is there? So when your parents provide you with collections of my sermons, World Scripture and the New World Encyclopedia, you blessed children have to study them.
All the material that can stop the fighting between the communist world and democratic world has been put into these textbooks. They provide us with a foundation to live forever. Just as God does not die but lives forever, so we, the descendants of God, will never die. We will live forever, together with our ancestors in the eternal heavenly kingdom. It has always been God’s purpose and desire that everyone without exception will one day dwell in the eternal world of the heavenly kingdom. It is a basic rule that we all will become citizens of the heavenly kingdom.
The age of connecting heaven and earth centering on God All right! You have been given authority as heirs to the heavenly kingdom. You have the right of ownership in the place of your mothers and fathers. God, your Parent, has given you the right of inheritance. When you claim this right, are there not things that you can do in the new heaven and new earth without asking your ancestors for permission? In this time, when property has no power and politics has no power, I am telling you to stand in the place of your parents in practicing hoondokhae. Once you stand in the position representing the parent, the position representing the teacher and the position representing the king, everything will become possible.
I have been kicked out of countries, yet every time I was kicked out I went to a larger place and considered that I was God’s representative and heir to that place. I can go before the president of any country, even the president of the United States, and say, “I am God’s heir who can act in your place. Have you become the representative and heir of God, the True Parent of humankind? Then you sell everything you can, based on your authority, and offer it to God through me!” The laws of Heaven guarantee that I can make this incredible statement. Having said this, I would like to make a final request. It is something you must remember and put into practice.
We are living in an age when we cannot look at things with humanistic eyes. If we look with the eyes of God’s providence, we see that we are living in the most important and serious time in all of human history. It is the greatest transition point humankind has ever faced, a watershed moment. To meet this age, I will introduce several associations. The first will be an association linking the earthly world and the spirit world centered on God. The second will be an association to link God and human beings in love. The third will be the Association of the Parents of Heaven and Earth, or the Association of Cheon II Guk.
Humankind will seek out and establish God’s original homeland and hometown, and bring about the heavenly kingdom where God and human beings have complete liberation. We have entered an era where we can eternally benefit from God’s blessings and rejoice under the special grace of Heaven.
Therefore, I ask you to please keep yourselves pure in mind and body. Respond to the calls of Heaven, and always live your life with your heart aligned straight up to God, such that your life casts no shadow. If you are determined to live with this entreaty of Heaven in your hearts, please welcome this message with a round of applause.
Thank you very much.