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The Unification FAQ - (Frequently asked Questions) Questions and Answers about Unificationism - What is the fastest way to unite our mind and body?
April 24, 2002
On Wednesday 24 April 2002, JP wrote:
> D.P states about the unity of mind and body, what is > the shortest way in order to achieve this in our era > where people are technologically inclined?
If you want to unite your mind and body, you need to overcome your evil habits which keep you enslaved to sin and to Satan. You will need to pray hard and make vigorous spiritual conditions in order to accomplish this. The key areas to work on are different for each person, but the primary ones are attachment to food, sleep and sexual desire. You must be master of your appetites and not let them be your master.
If you are overweight, cut down on food until you get down to a more ideal weight. The Bible recommends fasting. It certainly works for weight loss. You can lose 10 pounds in three days of drinking only water. Do that a few times and you can lose all the weight you need. If you sleep more than about six hours a night, you need to discipline yourself to exercise more and sleep less. If you misuse your sexualilty in any way through masturbation, viewing pornography or raunchy movies, ogling women, reading sexually graphic novels, if you have sex with ANYONE outside of a marriage blessed by God, if you even have sex with your wife but with a selfish heart, if you are involved in ANY kind of sexual impurity, then Satan has a hook on you in this area, and this is Satan's favorite weapon. Your sexual organ then becomes your shackle to Satan, when it was intended as God's holy of holies in the temple of God which your body is intended to be.
Also, you must be master of your tongue and the words you speak. Do not speak, unless it is to further God's will. If you want to know how Satan is keeping you enslaved, then you have to pray desperately so that God will have the condition to reveal this to you. Jesus paid the price to free our spirits from Satan, but we have to exercise our own willpower to expel Satan from our own flesh. True Parents led the way in redeeming our bodies which was promised in the New Testament:
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Once you know what you have to work on then you need to pray for the power to overcome whatever it is that binds you. As Jesus said in Mark 3:23-27:
So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.
You have to determine which is the strongest demon having a hold over your life and pray to God for the power to defeat it. Once you have done that, the rest of the demons are easier to master. Defeat them from strongest to weakest until Satan has no more claim and hold on your life, and then your mind and body will naturally unite, and God's power will flood into your body and He will claim your life. God will reclaim his rightful property when you expel the demonic squatters that you have allowed to take residence. Technology has nothing to do with it. However, God can use technology to disseminate the truth, and for that reason, God revealed the scientific secrets which gave rise to modern technology to humanity in the last 400 years or so since the Renaissance, which is unprecedented in the whole history of the human race.
The Divine Principle teaches us that the religious life involves dividing ourselves between good and evil constantly, every day, every moment, examining our thoughts, words, deeds, attitude, motivation, purpose.
Fourth, Abraham's cutting the sacrifices in two provides a lesson that each of us must divide our own self as an offering to separate good from evil. A life of faith involves putting ourselves in the position of an offering. Only by dividing good from evil in ourselves can we become living offerings pleasing to God. We should constantly separate good from evil within ourselves, according to the standard of God's Will. If we neglect to do this, a condition is set up for Satan to invade.
As the book of Revelation promises, he who overcomes will gain great blessings from God.
1. He will have the right to the tree of life (Rev 2:7):
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
2. He will not be hurt by the second (spiritual) death (Rev 2:11):
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death.
3. He will receive a new name (Rev 2:17):
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
4. He will be given the authority over the nations (Rev 2:26):
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations
5. He will be acknowledged by God (Rev 3:5):
He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.
6. He will become a pillar of the temple of God and be given a name by God (Rev 3:12):
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.
7. He will sit on God's throne (Rev 3:21):
To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.
8. He will inherit all things in the new heaven and new earth and become God's son (Rev 21:7)
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
This is a quest, an impossible dream, worth striving for. Only now, because of the victory of True Parents, it is now possible. It is worth all the tears and travail involved in its accomplishment, and then those bitter tears will be turned to joy.
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