The Sermons of Rev. Hak Ja Han
(Mrs. Sun Myung Moon)
The Cosmos is My Hometown and Fatherland
Hak Ja Han
March 7, Kyush, Japan and
March 8, Hiroshima, Japan
Distinguished and honorable guests, ladies and gentlemen.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart to all of you, representing leadership in various fields and specialties from all over the world, who have come to visit Korea in order to congratulate me and celebrate my 80th birthday. In particular, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to God, who has been with me, protecting me throughout all of my life. I would like to offer Him all of the glory and honor given to me.
During the course of my life, I have been totally committed to the salvation of humankind centered on God's Will. Ever since I was called at age 16, I diligently explored His Will, communicating with Jesus in Paradise and other saints and sages. As a result, I came to realize that God is not sitting in the throne of glory and honor, but is a God of suffering, grief and lamentation, who has been endeavoring to save His children who were thrown into hell as a result of the fall.
Due to the fall, humankind became spiritually ignorant. We did not understand God's existence, the origin of human life, the purpose of living on the earthly plane in the physical body, the existence of the spirit world to which we go after life on Earth, and the preparation necessary for life after death. However, ever since I learned the Will of God and His heart, my life have been totally committed with a single mind and goal to accomplish God's Will, transcending time and space, forgetting about everything else.
When I reflect upon the 80 years of my life, filled with misunderstandings and persecution, it is just amazing that I can be with you today. I believe that it is because during the entire course of my life I have not for a moment deviated from the Will of God in order to seek a comfortable life for myself. I have given approximately 10,000 public speeches throughout my ministerial career. These speeches have been published in 300 volumes, and so my life is open to your view through those speeches.
On this day of such great significance, I would like to share with you the most fundamental relationship between God and us, by speaking on the topic, "The Cosmos is My Hometown and Fatherland."
Originally, cosmos is a huge house in which humans to live at the master. Human life assumes a spherical structure in the context of relationships between up and down, right and left, and front and rear. These culminate in the relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, and brother and sister. God occupies the center of all these relationships. Thus He is in the position of the number 7 as the center of the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, representing the positions of up and down, up and down, and right and left. That is why God can guide and educate us in our daily life, even though He is invisible.
Despite the struggles and difficulties we face in Satan's realm due to the fall, we recognize that the normal course of human life is to become a true spouse after growing mature enough to marry and become a true parent, by having children. Therefore, we cannot deny the relationships of brothers and sisters, of husband and wife, and of parents and children. If we do, we are violating the principle of the universe. Thus, whether we are great or small, we need to have a family with parents and children, husband and wife, and brothers and sisters.
Being together as a family with parents, husband and wife, and children, is the ideal model of human relationships. That is the reason one should fully receive love from one's parents, one's spouse, and one's children. What can perfect all of these human relationships? It is certainly not money, knowledge or power. Only true love brings balance to these relationships.
Such true love is the force of investment, the force of giving and not receiving. It is total giving, to the degree that we ultimately reach the zero point. When we reach the zero point, we can embrace anything that comes in. The power of total giving is eternal. Therefore, the power of receiving and giving back is also eternal. Thus an eternal balance is created in the relationship. Hence, the original reciprocal relationships based upon living for the sake of others, centered on true love, perfects the world.
If we look at Heaven and Earth, we see that creation exists through relationships. The source of the energy that pulls the world of space can eternally define a central point between the energy of giving and energy of returning. There, God exists in the position of a lucky number, 7, keeping the balance of the entire universe. heavenly fortune develops in the process of receiving this and returning it. In it, love flows, air flows, water flows and light flows. And after going around and around, the flow returns to its original form.
Ladies and gentlemen: Who is a good person? We can come up with various answers to that question, but one that must be included is that a good person is one who returns more than what he or she is given. For this reason, no parents wish that their children be inferior to them. On the contrary, they desire that their children be superior to them. Likewise, a husband desires that his wife be better than him, and vice-versa. Furthermore, an elder brother desires that his younger brother be better than him, and vice-versa. Thus, parents wish to return something greater than what they have received. Both spouses wish for this. Siblings wish for this. All creation wishes for this. Ultimately, the universe wishes for this.
Moreover, only those who believe that the cosmos is my hometown and my fatherland with a great vision and heart will be welcomed by the cosmos. That is, one can come to the conclusion that only when one is welcomed first by the individual, then the family, the nation, the world, and finally by the cosmos, can one become God's divine son or daughter.
Then, where would you like to live? I believe that you would like to live in your hometown. Your hometown refers to the planet Earth in the cosmos, and your fatherland refers to God's dwelling place. Therefore, the ancestor of our fatherland is ultimately God. The place where unfallen parents, spouses, children, and siblings live together is our hometown. That is the original planet Earth, where black, white, and yellow live together in harmony.
Whose children are we? We all originated from the same Parent. He is the Father of all humanity, who is with us wherever we go, whatever direction we take, whether north, south, east or west. That is God, the Father of all humanity.
For example, it is wrong to think that the owner of America is the white, or the black, or the yellow. The owner of America is God. The same is with Korea. The only reason our skin colors differ is the fact that climate and environment may require a protective color, depending on the region where we live. That is why white people occupy the regions with heavy snow. On the contrary, there are many blacks in places that have strong sunlight, such as Africa. Nevertheless, all people have the same bone structure and the same blood color. Therefore, discrimination is not allowable.
That is the reason the Unification Church has been conducting international and interracial mass weddings so often. We are striving to promote the equality of all races. People of all races and colors marry one another, following the laws of nature and the principle. Marriage between white and black is as if the North Pole and the South Pole are coming together. We also believe that their descendants will benefit by inheriting and combining the strengths of each race.
There is no conflict where love exists. Although you come from different hometowns and nations, you cannot help but share the same true hometown and fatherland centered on love, because all creation desires to go to the central point of creation.
The most important matters in the human world are love, life and lineage. Life is in love and lineage is connected to life. Love cannot be connected unless it be by lineage. Therefore, love that is not connected to life is false, and there can be no connection to life except in relation to lineage. Thus, path to eternity can be open only through true love, true life, and true lineage. God's ideal of creation is to bequeath upon us true love, true life and true lineage, by having us become true persons.
Why do we marry? It is to connect the true tradition to the past, the present, and the future. Prior to the fall, Adam and Eve could directly and freely relate to God, but after the fall, they could not. And their children, Cain and Abel, could not receive God's blood lineage, only Satan's. That is why Jesus said in John 3:3: "Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven."
Satan is a false god, the god of licentiousness, the enemy of God's love. When Adam and Eve failed to bear God's children and instead gave birth to Satan's children, what misery Eve's body, centering upon her womb, must have experienced! Due to the fall of the first human ancestors, the world of love began to be divided into God's world and Satan's world.
You must understand that you were born with wrongful life due to wrongful love. You must be ashamed that you are in the position of an enemy of love, enemy of life, and enemy of lineage. God is suffering and grieving tremendously, looking at today's world in which free sex and homosexuality are prevalent.
God's situation is that He nevertheless must love the children of Satan, His enemy, more than He loves His own children. No matter how difficult, God must give and give and give everything that He has in order to restore His lost sons and daughters. That is the context of God's providence of salvation.
In order to revive fallen lives, a stronger force of life should be projected. God is unbelievably pitiful, tormented by the misery of each baby who is brought into this world through the false seed. Such children have multiplied into the billions during the course of history.
Humans are to go through the three stages of life, in the womb, on Earth, and in the spirit world. These correspond to the age of water, the age of air, and the age of love. The planet Earth on which we live in the physical body is like the mother's womb. As a fetus grows, receiving nutrition in the womb, we grow eating food from the creation. That is why we should love the Earth. Since God created the cosmos for us, the era during which we live in the flesh is called the era of the planet Earth.
In the spirit world light is shining like the sun, day and night. Out in the solar system there is no night, only day. It is the same in the spirit world. The light of love in spirit world does not change. Love does not change whether it is day or night, at the North Pole or South Pole. Spirit world is the world of love. And spirit world is like a storehouse in which the fruits of the hard work we do through our four seasons on Earth are stored.
During the course of God's providence of restoration, Jesus was the only one born with a life connected to God's direct lineage. Accordingly, no one amongst fallen humanity has ever entered God's realm of direct dominion. That is why God has been living a lonely, lonely life, all alone. Hence, we are sad, creation is sad and our human world is sad. Therefore, God has been looking for one trustworthy man who can purify the fallen lineage of humanity and connect it to true life. That man is the Messiah, who can bring liberation to all humankind by restoring the true love of God.
Beginning at the time of Adam and Eve, the providence of the Old Testament Age was a historical path leading the chosen people to receive Jesus as the Messiah. God's will was to have the chosen people, the Israelites whom He had prepared for a long time, receive the Messiah and bring all humankind back to Him by engrafting. However, due to the faithlessness of Israelites, Jesus gave his life for us on the cross, enabling God's providence to reach its conclusion at the time of Second Advent.
Accordingly, the Lord of Second Advent should restore the haven of true love in the position of True Parents, and fulfill God's providence for the salvation of humankind by the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The Messiah's starting point is to become a son and daughter of filial piety greater than Adam and Eve, who would have established a true family had they not fallen, by serving and attending God better and more gloriously than Adam and Eve did. The Messiah is the master who should start everything anew in the position of father centered on true love, and connect the lineage of true love through true life.
Accordingly, the Messiah should come as the True Parents of all humankind. The coming Messiah should deny the love of satanic fallen world and fallen human ways. The True Parents should be a man and a woman with a perfect score of 100 points, and work to establish a family of 100 points, a tribe of 100 points, a people of 100 points, a nation of 100 points and the world of 100 points.
We should understand that there is no other way to inherit the original blood lineage. The question is how we can transcend the realm of Satan's dominion in which we are currently dwelling, captured as prisoners ever since the fall. All people should be restored to the position of God's sons and daughters. In other words, we should pass through eight stages from the age of womb, to the ages of infancy, brother and sister, betrothal and marriage as husband and wife, parents, grandparents and finally the age of king and queen. Hence, we should understand that we were born with the purpose to become the great masters of Heaven and Earth by becoming princes and princesses as God's children.
Ladies and gentlemen: as such, man was originally to meet a woman as his wife, and woman to meet a man as her husband. They were to become a king and queen and to inherit everything in Heaven as a prince and princess. Through an eight-stage process of restoration, in which even the dungeons of hell are restored, oneness will be brought between the heavenly Kingdom and those in hell. However, this can be done only through the blessing of the True Parents, who are coming as the Messiah.
Therefore, "blessed couples" should become "plus couples," who are making a contribution for the sake of others in the world. As such, in order to become a totally new person, practice absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience. I personally have also practiced this throughout my life.
At the time of creation, God created the universe with absolute faith. God made us as His partners of love. Absolute obedience means that one invests everything, including himself, totally and completely. And one totally forgets about the investment that he or she made and then invests all over again. Such a process continues until he reaches a zero point, without any concept of what is his own.
Since God poured out all of His faith, what is left is zero; since He poured out all of His love, what is left is zero; since He poured out all of His obedience, what is left is zero. Nevertheless, the more you invest, the more true love grows. Therefore, we should model ourselves upon God.
Even if we are rejected, we should love more; even if we invested everything that we have, we should continue to invest until we can make our enemy voluntarily surrender. heavenly Father walked such a path and the Parents of Heaven and Earth have walked such a path.
Thus, the one who invests and forgets about it becomes a central person, and the one who lives for the sake of others becomes a central person. Even in a family in which ten people live together, including a grandmother and grandfather, the central person will be the one who is living most for the sake of others.
The one who invests everything for the sake of others and forgets about it, repeating the same action over and over, will become the central being, a standard bearer for the sake of the whole, and the greatest among all people of filial piety. The same is true in relation to patriotism in the nation. The more one invests and forgets about one's investment, the more one can rise as a patriot, a saint, and a divine son or daughter of God.
Since the beginning of human history, God has been living more for us than anyone else has in this world. He has continuously invested Himself and forgotten about His investment. And because He will continue to do this for eternity, He will continue to be the King of all the kings of life for others and our ultimate Ancestor.
The reason the Unification Church that I founded and led could become a worldwide religious group in such a short time is because I personally lived a life based on this principle. When I reflect upon my life, totally committed for the sake of humankind, I can testify that it truly has been a path of opposition from the billions of evil satanic forces in both the invisible and visible worlds, from numerous religious leaders, and from many governments. Yet because I have been living for their sake, I came to be their center. As I lived for those who opposed me, who did not understand me, and invested myself for their children, and lived for the sake of governments that persecuted me, they came to bow down before me. From this, we can learn God's strategy in contrast to that of Satan. God's strategy requires taking the blow and initial loss, then regaining everything in the end, but Satan's is to strike first but lose in the end.
Under such a principle, I blessed many tens of thousands of young couples from the six continents and five oceans in mass marriage blessings as a means to save the five colors of humankind and establish one world under one God. When the West and the East come together as one, conflicts will disappear. For example, when an American and a German marry each other and become a husband and a wife, those two enemy nations become one.
Furthermore, I gave the blessing even to spirits in the spirit world. In order for the Kingdom of Heaven to be realized on Earth, denizens of the spirit world also should be liberated, and only True Parents on the Earth do that. As false parents, the first human ancestors, Adam and Eve, sowed sinful seeds. The Messiah should liberate humankind both on Earth and in spirit world, by coming as the True Parents. God alone cannot untangle the problems wrought by wrongful blood lineage. If God could have done it, He would have done it long ago. He would not even have allowed the fall to occur in the first place. However, as the God of Principle, God cannot interfere with the human portion of responsibility.
Accordingly, the returning Messiah who comes as the True Parents should give rebirth to humankind, whose blood lineage was defiled by the original sin. When viewed from this perspective, the mass marriage blessing ceremonies are not simply to bring young men and women together as husband and wife. In fact they are a holy ceremony in which you are reborn as God's true children by receiving the original seed of life from God.
According to the principle of indemnity, the age of liberation of the spirit world and the age of liberation of Earth can come through the ages of individual indemnity, family indemnity, tribal indemnity, national indemnity, worldwide indemnity and universal indemnity. The world is divided into tens of thousands of peoples. Relationships between parents and children, husband and wife, and brothers and sisters, have been divided. Even the religious world has been divided into the four great cultural spheres of Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Confucianism. However, we now have entered upon the age of great unification by entering the Age of the Realm of the Fourth Adam, passing the Old Testament Age, the New Testament Age and even the Completed Testament Age, which is the era of completion.
Thus, we have now entered the age of the Kingdom of Heaven. And in accordance with the progress of God's providence, passing the ages of the first Adam, second Adam and third Adam centered on the ideal of the Second Advent, we have entered the Age of the fourth Adam, the age of God's direct dominion. In other words, no longer are we living in the age of nationalism or even in the age of globalism. These have already passed. We are now living in the age in which the universe is to be one with one God. Moreover, by becoming the hometown of blessed families, the planet Earth will become one with the spirit world. Then will come the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth and in the spirit world.
Honorable and distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!
With the arrival of the new millennium at midnight on New Year's Eve, I proclaimed a message with a new-year's motto, "The Cosmic Expansion of True Love is the Perfection of the New Millennial Kingdom of God." The cosmic expansion of true love means to remake Heaven and Earth as the house of true love. In other words, the universe is the house of the heavenly Kingdom. And as we receive the new millennium, the house built with true love is to be the cornerstone upon which the Kingdom of Heaven can be built throughout the world. The world is the house of love that nations can enter, and the cosmos is the house of love that the world can enter.
And, because the cosmos came from God, for the sake of the completion of the house in the position of object, houses of the principle should be restored and united on the levels of a family, tribe, people, nation, and world. Ultimately, the family of true love is the core of the cosmos. Therefore, the husband is the house of his wife's true love and the wife is the house of her husband's true love. Parents are the house of their children's true love, and children are the house of their parents' true love. Moreover, the nation of true love is the resting-place of the cosmos, and God's nation is where true freedom, true love and true life can dwell for eternity.
I have been promoting true family values with the theme, "The Realization of the Kingdom of Heaven through Ideal Families." This is because the center of the realm in which Heaven and Earth can rest is the family in which a true man and woman in whom God can dwell are brought into union. Accordingly, we should realize the Garden of Eden mentioned in the Bible on the Earth. This new millennium is an era in which to complete the 6,000-year history of providence for the salvation of humanity and build the original heavenly kingdom centered on the ideal of creation. It is an era in which the promises of the Old and New Testaments are to be fulfilled. The direct dominion of the living God is to begin through restored elder sonship, parentship and kingship, opening a new era of God's transcendence, immanence, abundance and sovereignty.
As was mentioned above, Earth is the hometown of all humankind and the spirit world is the eternal fatherland where all humanity will eventually arrive. The time finally has come for the global family ideal to be realized on the Earth, centered on the heavenly Parent, moving us beyond "one nation under God" to "one cosmos under God." Therefore, I request first that you understand that the fundamental relationship between God and us is that of parent and child. On that foundation, I ask you to take an active role to turn the cosmos, that is, Heaven and Earth, or the spirit world and physical world, into our hometown and fatherland.
Once again I thank all of you who attended this event. I would like to conclude by expressing my desire that the people of the world, of all colors and races, will live as true brothers and sisters and build a new millennial kingdom of peace, freedom and righteousness.
May God's blessing be with you and your nation! Thank you very much.
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