REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
OUR MISSION DURING
THE TIME OF
December 23, 1991
Belvedere, Tarrytown. New York
Translator - Col. San Kil Han
Father's title today is, Our Mission During the Time of World
Transition. Through the study of history we learn that no matter
how big this world may be, things always start from one person. One
man can influence the zig zag course of history with the direction he
maintains and the ideas he lives by. What are the elements which make
the most difference in the direction of a mans life? His way of
thinking and his faith. He doesn't know about the future so he has to
go by faith. Many times he is torn between the two. Which perspective
should he use to maintain his direction? Should he choose a human
perspective (thought) or God's perspective (faith)?
We find human level thought mainly expressed through politics.
Political ideas and religious ideas have been the two types of thought
steering mankind. In the medieval age political and religious thought
merged for a time but that value system crumbled and gave rise to
humanism. Still later humanism gave rise to materialism. Since then
these conflicting thoughts have influenced people.
When spiritualism or God centered thought crumbled it changed the
quality of the world's ways. We saw the rise of Protestantism which
went against Catholicism, which was supposed to be the orthodox faith.
History witnessed how the Protestants disobeyed and the two fought each
other. Eventually the Protestants came to America. America was the
first independent country to be centered on Protestantism. Since then
the presidents have represented that religion. Kennedy was the first
Catholic president. Centered on Protestantism God gave America and its
presidents the initiative to unify the country under that banner and
spread it throughout the world. America was equipped and prepared by
God to unite the world centered on this one ideal of Protestantism.
America was built up and God expected it to do well just as He expected
Catholicism to do well in medieval times. But as Catholicism failed
then, Protestantism failed here in America. This was the situation
America was in right after World War II in 1945.
America, with its enormous background should have absorbed the
religious thought of the Orient, but America simply didn't have the
religious content to do that. The Unification Church came into being
with the ability to accomplish what America was unable to do. We can
imagine what would have happened if the two had united together. But,
history saw America go against the Unification Church so the
Unification Church had to maintain its independence and go its way
alone, maintaining itself while fighting all the antagonisms up to this
The Christian cultural realm must inevitably go back to the east.
Why? Christianity started from Asia and then went in the direction of
the east. It later came to America and created a spiritual foundation.
Christianity doesn't have the physical foundation because it lost Jesus
and his body. To restore this, Christianity must restore a physical
foundation and that is why it must return to the east. Who makes that
connection? According to the law of indemnity, who is the one that
separated it in the first place? It was the first Israelites, those who
were on God's side. Therefore, the second Israel which is Christendom
is expected to indemnify that failure and bring the spiritual and the
physical foundations into unification. The first Israel separated from
Jesus' body, so the second Israel has to combine into one with Jesus'
body in the spiritual world. That was the mission of Christianity.
Christianity must re-indemnify this realm of re-unification which
includes indemnifying the separation of Jesus' body and spirit. This
process includes digesting the religions of the east, namely Buddhism,
and so forth. But Christianity could not do this. They were to prepare
for the coming of the second advent, but when they failed who was the
baton handed to? It was given to the Lord of the Second Advent who
himself had to prepare his own way because of this failure.
At that time what was it that Reverend Moon must do? It was the very
time in which Christianity had the opportunity to be brought into
unification. That was the seven year period after World War II between
1945 and 1952. The unification realm could have been accomplished by
the third Israelites on the world wide level, not by east or west
alone. But that did not come about.
After forty years lapsed (1945 to 1985) we are back to a significant
seven year period (1985 to 1992) for re-indemnification. We are in 1991
so we have one year to go. The Unification Church is the place this
very mission needs to be accomplished. This is the will and expectation
of God. There is hardly any good foundation. Reverend Moon who has not
been helped, only opposed and even persecuted has to work out the way
to accomplish this goal which God expects. This is something God has
been trying to do for 4000 years since the time of Jacob. The
Israelites beginning was 4000 years ago. Starting from the Israelites'
individual level to family, clan and nation, God wanted to unify the
Israelite country. God sent Jesus 2000 years later and expected him to
digest even the Roman Empire. Jesus very well could have done this. God
expected him to and made all the preparation for it.
Jesus did not accomplish this though and when he died his foundation
was lost. Christianity should have traveled to the Asian area at that
time, but it did not. Therefore it traveled in the eastern direction
which brought it to the western country of America. In Jesus' time,
everything was prepared. The goal was not impossible. God had already
created the highly developed realm of Oriental religion; Buddhism,
Hinduism and the like were spiritually already very close to being
united. But it wasn't fully accomplished. The mission failed and it had
to travel the reverse way. Its the reverse way in every count. For the
individual it is the reverse way, as well as for the family, clan and
Christianity continued to be opposed and martyred and Christians
suffered to indemnify its failure. When it reached America it became
independent for the first time. This was the first country for the
second Israelites. Even though Christianity represents the second
Israelites they still couldn't combine both spirit and body. They had
mostly a spiritual foundation with no bodily foundation. In Jesus' time
the physical foundation was lost in Asia. In this time we will go back
and accomplish that unification in Asia. Now we must accomplish what
Jesus was supposed to do and combine the spiritual and physical
This is not something which we can only talk about and reconcile.
It is something we must inevitably go and achieve. This is our fate. No
matter how advanced and successful Christianity may be, unless it
absorbs the physical foundation on top of its spiritual foundation, it
has no goal. It cannot go forward.
Because our age falls in this specific realm of time, we live in the
Pacific cultural realm. Why Pacific? Because the origin of history
centering on Jesus took place here. It is an inevitable conclusion that
Christianity must face the east and that is the reason the east has
When Christians become one with Reverend Moon they will have more
than enough content to accomplish their God-expected mission. The
unification of the spiritual realm and the physical realm will be
achieved. Not much effort will be needed for them to become one under
Christianity. Automatically they will be fused and the goal will be
accomplished. Because the spiritual and physical foundation did not
come together in the past, the world has been blocked on every level
from individual all the way up. What does that mean? That means
Reverend Moon had to re-indemnify the entire 4000 years of history
which was not accomplished here. How can an individual live for 4000
years to do this? He had to indemnify the 4000 years of accumulated
failure on the individual, family, clan, race levels, up to the world
level in a mere forty years because a man cannot live for 4000 years,
not even 400 years.
Based on a religious foundation the Unification Church is countering
the political realm as well. As Father mentioned earlier there are two
sides, the political world which is ideological and the religious side,
which Father has to counter with. What does that mean? He has to use
religion to deal properly with the world of politics. Through the PWPA,
the Summit Club and with the help of the media world, Father has been
dealing with the political side of things. With the establishment of
the Federation for World Peace on August 28th in Korea our movement
reached its culmination. The Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace
was accomplished one day earlier on August 27th.
As a result of that, nobody can undermine or think little of
Reverend Moons foundation today. All advanced nations including
America, Russia, Japan, China and even the vast expanse of communist
countries, do not know which direction they should head in. In the past
they knew, but now they do not, why is this? Because now history is
not continuing in the fallen realm. In other words, from now on history
is not for the fallen world, but the restored world where only Adam can
go. The archangel side is always limited, it cannot go perfected Adam's
way. Until now Satan controlled love. Now, a different day is coming
centering on Adam. The future of the world is connected to the
perfection of Adam's realm. You have to know this point clearly.
So the characteristics of this time include the established nations
going down. They cannot continue to prosper in the same way they were
before. Now America is experiencing a lot of difficulty and is coming
down. Germany is no exception. In the case of Russia, it literally came
down. It is very interesting. Father expected everything to be taken
care of by the end of November and it happened just as expected. Now we
have only one year left until the end of the seventh year, 1992.
The major task was done within three days. Father, centering on
himself with mind and body in unity has opened the way and now the
world is coming into one. After this is accomplished no one can
effectively block the path of the Unification Church. They cannot
oppose and stop the Unification Church anymore. There was a
proclamation of tribal messiahship, the great movement to the hometown
on the first of September, 1991. With this distinct change of time,
Unification Church members need to go bravely and boldly forward.
Nothing will be in our way. The time has changed. We go forward and
they will retreat. What is a tribal messiah? [Father draws on the
board.] Here is a tree, this is the earth and these are the roots of
the tree. Father's path and condition is to win over the individual
victory and make it as a condition for the victory on the family
foundation, the clan foundation, the national foundation and the world.
Here is the right wing and here is the left. The right and left fought
for a long time. Who made peace between the two? By establishing the
vertical standard, the fighting between the two can be reconciled.
Father himself fought personally to win over these foundations. He has
been growing these foundations as the base to make peace between the
right and the left.
Why did Father come to America? [Drawing again.] This is America and
this is the right wing realm. Was there even one person in America who
welcomed and supported Father? All opposed him. It was the same way
with the left wing, communism. They even got together and opposed him.
What about the religious realm? Was there even one person in that realm
who welcomed Father in this country or anywhere in the world? Even
Korea opposed Father. Why? You can look at it like this. Korea heard
the world opposed Reverend Moon and Korea is a country which follows
the world. All these countries opposed Father to an extreme degree. All
by himself, Reverend Moon went this way. What about Unification Church
members? Did we really help Father? Most of the time Unification Church
members did not know where they were or what they were doing. Father
personally made all the foundation that has been accomplished today.
Look at the Washington Times. No one in America helped to create
that. Without Father's guidance for the Washington Times, this country
couldn't have found a direction. Literally nine hundred million to one
billion dollars has been spent to activate and run the Washington
Times. Did we make any part of this money and give it to Father,
saying, "Father, please use this to continue the Washington
Times"? The world thinks it is true that Reverend Moon really
exploited young Americans by making them go out and sell flowers. The
amount of money that American members raised was not even enough to
support themselves with food and shelter every day. Father brought tons
of money to this country to accomplish his goals. So how can they say
Reverend Moon exploited the youth of this country? Because of this
Father was persecuted.
Now we must look back and understand the time we are living in and
what Father did in this country. Father worked to bring America into
unity at the highest level like what God expected 2000 years ago and
again in 1945. Father came to accomplish that and put all of his energy
and might into this one goal. Because of this one goal all he received
was persecution. That is how Father lived here in America. We must see
Father was not just working on that alone though. At the same time
he was thinking about the fall of the communist world. America
represented the spiritual realm which was on God's side. The communist
countries represented the body on the satanic side and the two fought
each other. To come into unity they had to center on something. God and
perfected Adam are the ones who could be at the center of that unity.
Now we see the rise of the headwing ideology, a unity of the right
and left wings. Headwing is the thought of Reverend Moon. Headwing is
horizontal. Now we don't foresee so much opposition from outside people
towards the Unification Church and its path, do we? It was only a few
years ago in 1989 that Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung got together and tried
to eradicate Reverend Moon. The Japanese fellow arrested with a bomb in
his car is still awaiting trial here in America. More than twenty
people were dispatched to carry out this work. Before that was even
settled, Father visited the archenemy's castle, which was Moscow. The
CIA and FBI told Father, "I wouldn't go if I were you." But
one thing Father didn't do was listen to their advice. They do not know
what is ahead of Father. Look how much change is taking place. Look how
much the world has changed since Father visited Moscow. The Soviet
government completely crumbled down. This is reality. China too. Kim
Il Sung's coming to Father's side had that history also. Kim looked all
over the world and saw what was happening.
When Gorbachev met with Reverend Moon and embraced him, he asked
Father which direction to go in. China too, was expecting Reverend Moon
to be helpful to them. Kim Il Sung saw this so he opened up totally.
There was actually no head of state ever welcomed in such a way by Kim
Il Sung, from the bottom of his heart. All of these things have taken
place in a rather short time before 1992. It is a source of wonder,
almost like a miracle.
The providence is now going to the world level. If America had
welcomed me after World War II we could have made the world level
foundation at that time. But at that time they went against me and
chased me. Alone, I had to take the path of restoration for forty
years. Now the outside world conditionally has the national foundation
and from now we will see the expansion of the world foundation. The
outside world foundation is already connecting the American side,
Soviet side and China side, Japan side to me. Do you understand? We
are in the center to connect and control all over the world. We are
standing in that kind of time.
It is with the headwing that Father is now dealing with horizontal
problems. With tribal messiahship he is addressing the vertical
situation. Once we get momentum, these two will move together strongly
and the world will come into unification. Give and take between the
right side and left side will lead to expansion. It will create a
victorious atmosphere on the earth.
Its like two forces; one a centripetal force and the other
centrifugal. One is pushing and one is pulling, but the center is one.
It will create momentum quickly. Centering on Reverend Moon, the
individual ages of family, clan and the like will lead to unification.
This is why Father positioned the tribal messiah.
This tree is Reverend Moon. The old world means the opposing world,
there was no supporting world. So now the old world on each level has
been brought up by Father. He is on top now. Then horizontally he
connects his branches like so. Do you follow? Now is the time to
complete that. Now the time has come that all parts of the world can
connect with this tree. How? By grafting. Tribal messiahs are another
big branch. All the tribes will graft into this one big tree because
there is no other or better thought than Reverend Moon's. So we have a
strong idea armament.
From inside and outside, all the conditions have been made to
bring unity. Therefore when Father kicks the big existing structure, it
all crumbles. All the things in the Satanic domain will fall apart.
What is your guess-do you think that what Father has explained really
is taking place? [Yes!]
Now is the time of world transition, not just local transition. The
whole world is about to change so everything is moving now. We are
living in that kind of time. Did you understand this is the turning age
of the world? How can we live and what should we accomplish in this
age? Now we can really stand up and march forward in the same direction
with utmost confidence. We read about Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible,
but now America is be coming the same. We cannot have any hope in
America as it is today. America will keep going down because of what is
going on here today. GM, the legendary, biggest automobile company
recently reported 75,000 people will have to be laid off. Why?
For the Unification movement to have the world foundation,
everything else must step one level down. That way everybody will
follow the Unification movement rather than any other movement. That
includes the Unification Church too. They too, will return to the
starting point. Other people may be confused and disappointed but we
are not. We know exactly what has happened and why we are standing at
the point we are. So we should not despair even though working may
become difficult, because we know it is our fate to accomplish this and
bring America and the world to True Parents. We are bold because we are
chosen for this time and God is right behind us. In other words, God
will have no one if He doesn't have us. We have to have strong
confidence in ourselves that we are the re-creators. We create anew. No
wonder it is difficult. We should not expect something easy. Until now
we have taken the indemnity way, but that has disappeared. In the
recreation center God helps anytime, anyplace and anywhere. He can do
that. Do you understand? There is no Satanic side against us. We should
be bold and have utmost confidence that what we do is right and what we
do will work.
Father looks at all the members and sees they look kind of
miserable. You think, "Christmas is coming and I don't have
anything. There is such a heavy schedule to keep" and all that.
But this is normal, it is nothing to worry about. And you are young!
Father's young age was gone fifty years ago!
We can only imagine the desperate, miserable, difficult task Father
faced in pitch darkness to prepare this forty years of re-indemnity. We
can only imagine what Father had to go through, but perhaps this is the
same thing we have to go through so what are you going to do? In that
long, long forty years Father accomplished everything, even to Father's
own criteria, everything. Nothing was left undone.
After Father saw Kim Il Sung the world literally boiled, especially
Korea. Who is Kim Il Sung? He is the second advent on the satanic side,
the side opposite to God's side. Korea is divided into north and
south. The bad father, or worst father in the whole world and history
is in the north-you know the people of North Korea call him Father.
However, the good father is living in the south. Literally millions of
people have been "purged" (executed) in the north. A number
of four million has been quoted. Did Father purge or execute even one
This is what has happened. The worst father, Kim Il Sung reigned as
king for forty years but has now come down. After forty years of
terrible persecution alone Father has now gone up to that position. The
world is in utmost chaos and nothing is clear. No one knows which
direction to go in. Only one, Adam knows where to go because it is his
Why doesn't President Bush, who boasts leadership of this big
important country, meet with Reverend Moon and see what happens?
Father will not propose a meeting saying, "I want to meet
you." It is America, the administration, the President himself
which must come down and propose to meet Father. That is more natural.
Father told the Chinese Premiere, "If America boycotts us,
fine. Let us do this work by our own hands." Japan too. Moscow
also. We must understand and the world must understand what Reverend
Moon did here was done all by himself with no else's help or guidance.
Father came this far by being opposed.
Now it is time that we represent Father in many, many ways and
accomplish the things that are left to be done. Compared to the major
work Father has already done, we are left to do the small chores. It is
small work compared to what Father did. Reverend Moon has a set course
to trod, whereas the world does not have that. Step by tedious step
Father walked. He did not soar up overnight to reach this level. He
paid four thousand years of indemnity. Now Father is thinking about
what way he will go after we follow. Father's main concern is what
form, how and with what results he can bring the unification of North
and South Korea.
Actually, both have something in common. Even South Korea fears
Father's thought. They fear it because they don't understand it, but
they know it is powerful. North Korea is also very fearful. They are
fearful so they just tag along and cautiously hang on to Father. Nobody
understands what Father and Kim Il Sung discussed with each other. You
might say, "At least Dr. Pak knows or Mother knows." No, the
North Koreans invited everyone into a different car and they surrounded
Father like so. There was no one else except Father. This was how they
did all their important talking. Of course, they tried their best and
were always successful to persuade Father, right? [No!] Do you think
Father was persuaded by Kim Il Sung or was Kim Il Sung persuaded by
Father? We are all dying to find out the contents of their talk,
right? It's a secret only Father knows.
If the satanic world has compromised with him, do you think Esau and
Jacob's transition has come about? They paved a new road to Father's
village and they painted Father's old house. They made the village
completely new. They put new tombstones at Father's parent's tomb. You
can imagine they did everything to welcome Father. They brought all
Father's relatives from all corners of the country to one place and
several times they threw banquets. Father thought to himself,
"How can the world change like this, from the worst to heaven in a
mere seven days?" Something no one could imagine actually became
reality in seven days.
All the North Korean citizens saw the big stories about Father in
the news paper and are now thinking "Reverend Moon certainly is
the one to bring about unification". They are very hopeful that
North and South Korea will soon be united. South Korean people too,
don't know how, but believe somehow that Reverend Moon will bring the
two counties into unification. Until now, from hearing what other
people said they thought Reverend Moon was the worst person alive. They
thought he was the number one worst guy, but they know differently
now. Reverend Moon is the only one standing on the most high peak. How
do you feel hearing that kind of statement? [Great!]
We cannot deny the fact we are right on the threshold, the new time
is right in front of us. It is completely different from before. What
happened to bring about this transition time? This is our
responsibility, so what should we do? We should represent our Father
and completely inherit the foundation which Father built. All we have
to do is stand firm on that and act as the messiah.
It is like an exodus from Sodom and Gomorrah to the ever hopeful new
world of victory. We all must march together strong and bold. Father
gave up and threw away everything; his home, family and everything,
during this forty years. When the time was right everything came back
to him. This is what will happen for all mankind. First we give up,
then all will come back to us. When we are treading this way, every day
is difficult and we almost want to give up. It is so desperate and
difficult but we will gain back a hundred times over when the time
comes. We should have that absolute faith.
Name one place Father didn't go, including prison. He didn't go to
only one prison, but many prisons. Every time Father went to prison he
didn't say, "Oh I pity my family." Father never thought like
this. Father never even thought about his hometown or his family's well
being. Father never even thought about Korea which is his home
country. Father's only thought was, "What do I do next? What is
there after I come back from prison?" Father thought ahead in
these small steps. Father always knew and told himself that since he is
the only person who knows this way then he should go and do it by
himself. Now Father is spreading this out and giving this foundation
away. We didn't do this, but we now we know what we are about. Your
goal should be clear by now.
The only thing you should be thinking about is how to accomplish and
complete your tribal messiahship and how you can accomplish the home
church messiahship. That's all you should be thinking about. It is not
something you have a choice about. Just as you have no choice but to
live day by day. It is our heavenly fate. This is a schedule nobody
can change. Even if we die doing this, we are still better off.
When Father heard he was indicted he was in Korea and the lawyer
told him he didn't have to return to America. "Everything will be
peaceful if you don't come." But Father didn't choose the
so-called peaceful way. Father immediately returned to America because
he saw this was his path. If his family opposed him, even if his wife
opposed him, Father decided he would travel alone.
Alone, only with God. On one side, one man and on the other side one
God combined together vertically into one. You have to take a course
with the same meaning. As such, there is no way of reviving or waking
up America. There is no way to repair it.
America will come down. It's individual families, communities,
society and the nation as a whole must come down. Can anyone help them
or revive them? Even though it is sporadic and not united, if you plant
your good seeds in your tribe, they will one day prosper to fuel
America. If Father were you and he had to do this mission like you are
supposed to, he would work with the same intensity he did for forty
years and accomplish it in maybe four months. Why? Because Father made
a foundation all over the world.
Humanity welcomes him now. No organization can have power against
me. They welcome me and us. Until now they looked at Moonies as so bad
but after a long time of watching us now they are saying, "Moonies
are not so bad." They see Father blessed oriental women to western
men, who then live in such a hopeful way. Western people cannot find
that themselves. They will see that a western race mixed with another
is the most beautiful combination-couple life-style. They are amazed.
People are admiring Moonies now, "We are proud of that Moonie
center here." According to the spread of the foundation that
expansion will happen nationwide. This is reality not concept. The time
has come. Kick out what gets in your way. That has been Father's
position and attitude. Go forward to do God's mission no matter how
difficult it is.
Whatever obstacle is waiting ahead of me, I will tear it down. This
morning Father talks like he is speaking about a dream. Sometimes
Father feels as if it is a dream himself! "How did I reach
here?" Father feels, "I don't know!" Have you ever been
to the circus and seen the acrobats? They do superhuman work. It's life
and death. One wrong move and they will die, but they don't quite know
how they do it. Only afterwards, when the audience breaks into a
roaring applause, does the acrobat come to his senses and realize,
"Oh, I've done it." It is like the applause Father got from
the spirit world!
Worldly people did not budge but the spirit world is in an uproar.
As much as the satanic world is calling him bad names, good spirit
world cheered him on. Father hears both sounds, but only one side
Many of the people who opposed Father here, especially in the last
fifty years have now gone to spirit world. They look down and think,
"We made such a big mistake. How can we repent for thinking that
way?" They come down to the earth and help their offspring. They
try to make up for their mistake with that kind of activity. For those
who went to spirit world after opposing Father, even their ancestors
will kick them out saying, "You are the one who opposed so you
help him." This actually happens.
So all in all, our time has come. That is the point. One day there
will be a big storm coming and the only way you can overcome it is by
becoming an even bigger storm. Otherwise you will not survive. In one
year we saw a lot of things change, right? At this rate imagine how
much the world will change in three years! A day may be coming very
soon when all the roads Father travels will be lined with people
standing on both sides of the street holding pickets saying,
"Welcome Reverend Moon. We welcome you." This is not a day
dream. This is something that might soon happen.
Do not ever take tribal messiahship lightly. You have to think that
you are running out of time and with that mind be serious about tribal
messiahship. There are 360 homes in Home Church. 360 is not a big
number at all. If you get 120 of your relatives and extend that number
into in-laws and their children, 360 will soon come about. Just let
them agree with your teaching. If they say "I agree" that is
condition enough. Have a flag there so they can hoist a flag and then
get a memo from them saying, "I welcome you to train my own sons
and daughters." Let them go to Unification Church to listen to a
Divine Principle lecture. That's all. Then 360 will be done.
Still today in Korea they are all puzzled. Outside people thought
their relatives had perished, lost everything and didn't accomplish
anything when they joined the Unification Church. Now their relatives
have come back home and they don't talk like losers. They talk and
everybody listens. They talk like no president talks, but in a very
high level. They work very hard and go everywhere making many
connections. They takes action to influence the area and create an
expansion of the village to the whole county. That is what our members
are demonstrating in all parts of Korea. Korean people are amazed,
"How can you be like this? Where did you learn this?" Quite
frankly, most Korean people are not well educated or successful in any
way. But even Korean people accomplished success after being
Unification Church members for twenty or twenty five years. What about
American people? All you need to do is stay here three years then go
back to your hometown and do the same thing as the Korean members are
doing. Right? In ten or twenty years here we have learned so much.
American people are proud that until now they have been number one and
leading the world. "How wonderful and powerful we are!" So
you have to do well. Can you? [Yes!]
So that is our responsibility. All we have to do, is for three years
bear what Father has borne for over forty years. "No matter what
happens I will bear his burden for just three years and not let him
carry my burden." If we started doing this then nothing else
should matter. Everything else would fall into place and be solved.
There may even be a miracle to save America, which is surely headed to
destruction, it if every one of us can do like this. This is what
Father did in Korea. Now it's your turn. Give your husband, give your
wife, give your children for three years.
This is a time of conscription. In three years, if they work with
all their might and move around their clan, we know that the whole
world will begin to move. When the western clan is mobilized Father
will give you the direction to go to Korea and work there. Do you think
they will or they won't all go to Korea and work? We may not know how
ardently every religious person is eager to find their Fatherland, just
like the Israelites. The Israelites really tried to get their
Fatherland back, didn't they? Likewise, all religious people are dying
to see and live and die in their Fatherland. When they find out there
is a fatherland for them, they will go through life and death to go
there. We should understand that. This is why Father told us many times
to learn the Korean language and even learn their customs.
Then we can speak to Koreans when we get there. Many people
wondered and puzzled, "Why does Reverend Moon intermarry eastern
and western people? What does he get as a result of that except for a
lot of problems and a lot of bad publicity?" But when their time
comes it will be a pride of the world level. Now we can see clearly
that international marriage, and those who keep their family in the
exemplary way, will become a standard or model for international
marriage in the future world. Father will point them out for all to see
saying, "Take after them and be like them." In the future our
families will need the tradition of that family result. Father has
married you for the future; to bring in millions of people, not just
one couple. Today Father is amazed at the good way your children look.
All the children of international marriages are so beautiful, aren't
they? So intelligent too.
How many years should Father tell you to act in his place? One
year? Two years? Three years? Like Father lived for all his life.
What do you think would be an appropriate number of years? How about
three years? If we live like Father did all his life, for three years,
how about it? That means we sleep, not in bed, but anywhere, with
clothes on, not off. You know how intense a life you must be leading to
do this. Father doesn't say don't take a bath, you can, but how many
baths would you take if you lived like that? Imagine living like that.
That is our responsibility.
What is our reward for that? America is in despair and is totally
giving up, but it may rise again. That is our reward. How can we bring
the American standard of living to two thirds of what they are
maintaining now? That is a big task. When they do this and Americans
travel everywhere in the world and work for the sake of others, do you
think America would change?
What about Father's standard of living? Father's standard is the
highest in the world. Father intended that. But what happened after
Father came to America? He had to go to the lowest place, prison. You
can't go lower than prison. A peaceful life in prison might not be so
bad, but even while he was in prison the whole world came against
Father. That is the worst situation you can imagine. Father volunteered
for that and went through it to the last day. Father went through every
miserable situation but today finds himself in the greatest position.
It is nothing other than a miracle.
What if all Americans could live with just two thirds of the
standard they have now? They don't have to give up everything, just one
third. Father gave up three thirds. He didn't even have zero, he had
minus. He was indebted. If America not only devotes everything it has
to the world, but even borrows money from others to give it for the
sake of the world, do you think America will perish? On the contrary,
it will blossom. We're talking about reality, not a dream. What can
make this possible? Nothing other than religious fervor, especially the
Moonie religion. Once they understand the contents of Divine Principle
and God's history, do you think they will follow Father's direction?
[They will follow it.] Why? Because that is the way to life. If we
don't do it now we have to do it in the spirit world which is more
difficult. It is a hundred thousand times harder to work from spirit
What pushed Father to accomplish his work? He could work like that
because of the knowledge he had. Father knew if he didn't do this now,
he would have to do it later anyway. If we don't do this and then go to
spirit world, we won't be able to bear looking at Father and many of
our own ancestors as well. They will accuse you. Has Father
accomplished his mission? With all confidence Father is directing us
and ordering us to do it too.
That is what Father is doing this morning. The results are
unmistakable and guaranteed. We'll get the results Father said we will
get. We should pledge now, "Yes Father we will follow your
tradition. I will follow your way of life for three years. I will
dedicate myself in that way for the sake of others, not myself."
Those who pledge this, raise your hands. Father wishes God's blessing
upon all of those who raised their hands.
Now is the time of a great transition in history. We must abide by
this responsibility and to live up this change and new historical