The Divine Principles

By Young Oon Kim

Chapter XII The Completion of the Providence of Restoration

The forty years since World War I is the indemnity for, and the contracted period of, the four hundred years since the Protestant Reformation; at the same time it is the total indemnity for, and the contracted period of, six thousand years of history. Naturally, this is the most complicated and chaotic period in all history.

There have been two cosmic events since the creation: the creation of Adam and the birth of Jesus, the Second Adam. Because of the failing of these two men another cosmic event must take place. That is the Second Advent. The Lord of the Second Advent comes with the mission to make indemnity for the loss and restore it and thus accomplish that which Adam failed to do and what Jesus left unaccomplished.

Since the forty years period following the World War I is the indemnity for and the contracted period of the entire history, any universal events take place in this forty years are closely related with the dispensation of the Second Advent. There have been three universal events in this forty years: two global conflicts and the emergence of the Communist regime of the Soviet Union. We must see the providential significance of these events in relation to the Second Advent.

World War I: The immediate cause of the conflict was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist; following this event, the Allies became involved in a general conflict with the Central Powers. With the accession of William II of Germany, his ambition was to expand his dominion from Germany to Europe and thence to the entire world. Thus his intensive armament caused the outbreak of world War I. By defeating the Central Powers, the Allies frustrated Pan-Germanism of William II.

In World War I, the Allies represented the heavenly side and the Central Powers the Satanic side. The grandiose dream of William II symbolically imitated for Satan the World which Adam should have established. By defeating William II, the Allies made indemnity and retaliation for what Adam had failed and lost. Anything done for the heavenly side in this final stage of the Divine providence of restoration is counted as the fulfilling of apart of the program of the Second Advent.

World War II: The primary political events leading to World War II were the aggressive policies of the Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan. The Western powers were Britain, France, USSR, and USA. Hitler, with his National Socialism, had believed that he had established German domination for a thousand years and therefore should rule the inferior races. But Germany failed to subdue the world. The dream of Hitler symbolically imitated for Satan the world which Jesus, the Second Adam, should have established. By defeating Hitler, the Allies made indemnity and retaliated for what Jesus had failed.

The third universal event in this forty years is the emergence of the Soviet Union. At the cost of a bloody revolution, Lenin imposed a Communist regime. His successor, Joseph Stalin, consolidated his absolute dictatorship by purging other Bolshevik leaders. He re-conquered the Baltic provinces, and prepared to expand towards the Balkans, Iran, and Manchuria. By crushing Germany, he had made of Red Russia the greatest single power on the Continent. The ambition of Stalin symbolically imitated for Satan what the Lord of the Second Advent will fulfill for God. Namely the Soviet Union attempts to conquer the world, unify it with materialistic and Anti-Christian ideology, and destroy the final providence of God. The Lord of the Second Advent will conquer the Satanic world, unify it with the Divine Laws, Divine Love, and Divine Power and completely fulfill the providence of God. The Communist block represents Cain and the Satanic side, whereas the Democratic block represents Abel and the heavenly side. Therefore the latter must overcome the former. By overthrowing and subjugating the Anti-Christian regime, symbolically, the heavenly representation will have to subjugate Satan and unify the world ideologically for God.

The conflict between Cain and Abel have extended from an individual level to a family level, from a family level to a society level, from a society level to a national level. Now it has extended to an international level and reached to the conflicts between two blocks of East and West. The cold war between these two blocks cannot last forever. Sooner or later the one side will overcome the other; unless the one surrenders to the other voluntarily, another global conflict will be inevitable. Through another global conflict or through peaceful means, Abel must subjugate Cain. The world must be united by Abel and not by Cain. In other words, the two ideological blocks symbolically represent sheep and goats on the last stage of God's dispensation, and therefore the final victory must be won by the sheep, so that the Shepherd of the sheep may appear in triumphal glory.

Since this is the Divine providence, there are many sins to indicate a definite trend that the whole world is moving toward One World, and if anything happens to prevent this, it will be against the desire of all mankind and the Divine Providence.

The craving for one world is obvious everywhere, particularly, among Christians all over the world: the Union of the Churches has been urged for over a century in Europe, America and Asia. Various denominations have been united during the half century and finally the Ecumenical Movement has grown into one of the most significant features of modern Protestantism. This is the main outcome of the universal trend toward the union and an expression of the common desire of the Christians.

As Jesus had undertaken three temptations in the wilderness, mankind on the last stage of the providence must endure three global trials. The Israelites under the leadership of Moses passed in the wilderness for forty years. The forty years following World War I is the period of wilderness for the whole of mankind who are about to enter the universal Canaan. Hence whole nations suffer from hunger, fear, insecurity either physically or spiritually, and confusion and chaos are seen everywhere, just as the people of Israel suffered all of these problems in the wilderness. However the universal Canaan is now near at hand and the course of universal wilderness will soon come to an end. The sheep of God will hear His voice even amid the chaos, and the wise virgins will know the coming of their Bridegroom even in the midnight. Those who are alert will see the dawn of the New Day.

What Part of the World Will Be Chosen?

It has been sufficiently suggested that now is the time of the New Age, and that the Lord of the Second Advent will come in flesh and he will not be the same person as Jesus. But he will succeed the mission of Jesus and accomplish what Jesus had left undone. Hence Jesus and the Holy Spirit will descend to him and work with him.

Then to what part of the world, and what nation will the Lord of the Second Advent come?

When the Jews rejected Jesus, God removes the privilege and blessing of His chosen people from them. This was plainly stated by Jesus when he spoke of the parable of a vineyard.

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it. (Matt. 21:33-43)

In studying the history of Israel, we find that God never used a second time the same person or family which had rebelled against Him and united with Satan, but instead, had replaced with a new person. Considering the past history, we know that the Jews cannot be chosen again for the dispensation of the Second Advent.

When Jacob prevailed over an angel by wrestling, he received a new name, Israel. Hence the name Israel signified the nation which had been triumphant by faith. Therefore it does not mean necessarily the physical descendants of Abraham or Jacob. John the Baptist also said "Do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father!' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham."

St. Paul also stated that the true Israel was no longer the Jews.

Not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his descendants; but 'Through Isaac shall your descendants be named.' This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are reckoned as descendants. (Romans 9:6-8)
Through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles so as to make Israel jealous. (Romans 11:11)
Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. (Acts 13)

It is now plain that the privilege and blessing of God's chosen people was passed to the Gentiles, the Christians, who have received Jesus as the Messiah and thus served God faithfully. The Christians are in every nation all over the world. Now it must be determined what nation will particularly be chosen for the fulfillment of the Second Advent.

It is written in Revelation 7:2-4,

Then I saw another angel ascend from the East, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, "Do not harm earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads. " And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand sealed, out of every tribe of the sons of Israel.

According to this passage the angel who has seal of the living God will come forth from, the East. Some people may say that this verse should be interpreted symbolically and not literally. I do not insist upon this fact because of this one verse, but only referred to the verse. As Jesus and all the founders of great religion have appeared in the East, the Lord of the Second Advent also will appear from the East. This has been already revealed to us and will be revealed to many other people from now on; the spiritual world is now proclaiming it.

Then what nation in the East will be the one? Since the fall of man, God has not seen the fulfillment of the Divine ideal of creation, accordingly, He has not been relieved from the Divine grief, and has not had rest from the unceasing labor of the Cosmic Restoration. As long as mankind rebels against Him and the fulfillment of His will is delayed, there is always suffering and grief deep in His heart.

This is the reason that the patriarchs, judges, prophets, and many other faithful servants of God, who had been called for various missions, have struggled, suffered, been persecuted, and rejected in the Satanic world. Until God rests, His servants cannot rest. Until He is rejoiced, His people cannot be happy.

For the same reason, the nation that God has chosen for the fulfillment of His final providence of restoration is the nation which has been tried for a long period in history through unmerited sufferings and persecutions. In the last days sufferings of this nation's people will become snore intensive, and much innocent blood will be shed. Since they have such a significant mission to carry out, God's greatest love and special concern are with them, consequently Satan most hates them and disturbs them by all means.

The land of this nation will be the area where the sovereignty of the Satanic world will be take back to God after six thousand years. Therefore the final fruit of evil and good, i.e., the last representations of Cain and Abel will meet in this region, as their final battlefield. Because of the desperate conflict in this particular region, there will be all sorts of suffering, pain, disease, poverty, misery, and sorrow in the utmost degree.

In the other hand, the Divine joy and the heavenly songs of thanks will be heard in this region for the first time in history, because the restoration of the Kingdom of God will begin at this very place.

In this region the establishment of God and the destruction of Satan will be seen at the same time. Hence the conflicts of this region will become the cause of global conflict, and the heavenly peace of this region will become the start of permanent world peace.

Because of these factors, this region attracts the hearts and minds of the people of the whole world, and both the people and the land are remembered by them in their unconscious interest and concern.

Jesus was a universal sacrifice on the altar of the Jewish nation. Likewise the Lord of the Second Advent will be a cosmic sacrifice and his nation will become a universal altar. Therefore the nation will be divided in two sections symbolizing respectively, Cain and Abel. To become an acceptable offering to God, Abel must subjugate Cain in order that the two positions may be restored in accordance with God's dispensation. Therefore the division line will become the front line of God as well as that of Satan. Both sides will struggle here and then will be separated forever.

Since six thousand years of human history shall come to a conclusion at this one point, this nation will become the ideal Fatherland of mankind without end. Therefore the peoples of the heavenly side will desire to contribute in the restoration of their Fatherland and will fight in this front line, shed blood and bury their bones here.

On the other hand, the people of the Satanic side will mobilize toward this region in order to destroy God's work, will fight, and fall down on that line and Satan will fulfill all his attachments. God has chosen such a region and has already revealed His hidden providence to many devoted believers of Christian faith and also to the adherents of other religions of that region.

A New Age has already dawned. Whoever seeks for the revelation of the Glorious Day of God, should humbly pray and listen to God who is now speaking to people all over the world.

Chart of the Course of Indemnity and Restoration

(based on Number Forty)




Preparation for the Messiah


Preparation for the Second Advent


10 Generations




The Reformation




The Period of Returning


The Period of Papal Return

 10 Generations


Exile to Babylon


Captivity of Papacy


The Divided Kingdom (Judah and Israel)


The Divided Empire (West and East)


The United Kingdom (The Temple)


The United Christian Empire


The Period of Judges


The Patriarchs of the Church






The Slavery in Egypt


Persecution under the Roman Empire







(Numerals on perpendicular lines indicate years)

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