Life In the Spirit World and On Earth

by Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 6 - Lucifer, A Criminal Against Humanity [Part 2]

6) Love and Within Love

The word "love" is very interesting. God is the incarnation of love. God cannot be explained without using the word "love." When God began creating all of creation, He began with love. As He created each creature, He made it so that every creature had its own special character and would be able to show its own special beauty and joy to human beings. Even after creating human beings, God wanted to be able to relate with creation and have a give and take of love.

The motivation for God's creation was love and the flow of history was to be a flow of love. The final destination of history was to be love, and the entirety of our life was to be love. When God would meet His children in spirit world, it was to have been a meeting of love. But the beginning of history turned out to be a beginning of illicit love and of evil, so the essence of love was corrupted so that it no longer bore any resemblance to its original purpose.

Love can be divided into two general categories. One is the vertical love such as parental love and the love of children. The other is horizontal love such as love between husband and wife. More concretely, the two types of loves are one that involves sharing heart to heart and another that is more physical. Today, however, both types of love have become corrupted so that they bear no resemblance to what they were originally.

Lucifer avoided God Is eyes and left his position. He engaged in self-centered love centering on his excessive desire that he himself could not control. Even though love is something by which we live for others and give to others, Lucifer acted according to his own desire and stole that which belonged to someone else. Because this was the nature of his love, it became a love of disharmony. His vertical love was also a love by which he stole something that did not belong to him. For this reason he could not love properly. Instead, he loved as a thief and this love came to have a nature of insecurity and fear. The tragedy of Eve was that she finally had to go away from this love of Lucifer because of the pain that it caused her.

The central figure of human history is the one who is the king of love and who created all of heaven and earth. Yet the flow and direction of history was changed to one of evil. God cannot just sit waiting and do nothing about this. The time that God has spent waiting was such a difficult time for Him. His children must now take hold of the criminal of love and carry out an operation to wipe out his influence and offer him up to God. This is the way that we can bring final resolution to the historical grief of God who is our Parent.

Lucifer, do you know what your crime has been? Can you hold your head up as a criminal before humanity that lives for the sake of love and was created for the sake of love? Lucifer understands clearly the nature of his crime.

Lucifer should come back to love that is real love. He should come to the garden of love and gather up all the forces of darkness. How far will he go? God is the Master of the entire world. Lucifer is only dancing around on the palm of God's hand, and God can do anything He wants with him. But God is love itself. We must understand the heart of God who has endured until today as a result of His love.

Today even if God continues to wait, His children can no longer wait. The heart of the children is that we want to let Him have peace in His heart. Lucifer understands what love really is and he once experienced that kind of love. God is a Father who misses even those children who are kicked out of the Garden and He looks over the wall surrounding the Garden to see how His children are doing. This is love. How much has Lucifer missed God and wanted to see God? How much did he miss the love of God?

Lucifer, you should come back into love before all the people who have witnessed history pass judgment on your past crimes. Come back to the road of real love. You have lived by turning your back against love, but God will again clothe you in love. You should come back to the original Garden and return to the state where you are obedient and joyful. You must change your clothing and put on the clothes of God's love. Don't make us wait any longer. Come back on your own before the call goes out to capture all the sinful people all over the world. Don't come back secretly in the evening after dark or under the cover of darkness. Instead come back when the sun is high. Come and stand in front of God. That is the best way for you to end your mistaken path. I want you to hurry. Come quickly.

February 14, 1999

7) Lucifer's Fall as Seen from the Four Position Foundation

In the Garden of Eden God created human beings, and His hope was that they would be fruitful, multiply and have dominion over all things. This was the blessing that He gave to human beings. And He saw that all was good. But this was only a momentary joy. Lucifer put a trap of darkness on God's joy and this caused a flow of human history to fall behind.

Anyone who understands this fact cannot stand to wait any longer. Who could possibly know this and simply sit and wait? Now we will reveal Lucifer for who he is to all of heaven and earth. God created Adam and Eve, and He blessed them so when the time came they could love each other and establish the blessing with God's permission. They would have multiplied sons and daughters, and firmly established God's position as the creator of human beings. Lucifer, however, became their masters by occupying God's position, and they multiplied an evil world and race which they had not desired. We became the descendants of victims within this flow of history. Now we are at a point, though, where we have sufficient intellect to understand who is the criminal and who is the victim. How will we make this judgment? Do we have to always be looking at the dark shadow that is inside God's wall of love?

There are many nations and races in the world, but in God's eyes they are all His children and we are all related to each other by blood. We must now correct the actions of Lucifer by which he separated the world in this way. This is work that the children must accomplish.

God, who is the essence of love, has waited and endured in love. The True Parents discovered the true nature of Lucifer and are waiting for him to come. We who are the children, however, must be born again as pioneers in this history. We must accuse Lucifer for his actions and the resulting mistaken history. We must place him on the great place of judgment and officially pass sentence on him.

Many witnesses are sure to appear before the God of love and True Parents. Lucifer has avoided God in many ways, and he has distorted the direction of history in many ways. He has organized the forces of evil, but these facts have been known to us from the beginning in the Garden of Eden. Lucifer turned against God and acted as though he were God and used trickery. We can no longer wait for Lucifer nor can we be fooled by him any longer.

Lucifer must establish the pattern of the four position foundation correctly. He must tell the truth about how history began. History has flowed until today in the wrong direction. But no matter how hard Lucifer may try to distort history, his true nature and his crimes cannot be avoided. Lucifer, you yourself must explain exactly about the historical mistakes. Tell the world yourself how it is that we came to this point. You are your own witness. You must reveal your own crimes, even if you have to bring a lawyer for yourself.

God will weep, His children will weep, and all of creation will stand as witnesses as sentence is passed on you. Let's hear you talk about the time in history when you were happy. When you were happy didn't you hear the sound of God crying out? Lucifer, if you think you can avoid this, let's see you try. All around you now there is no place for you to stand. The 360 million couples have surrounded you. Lucifer, there is no way you can escape from this net. What are you going to do? Are you going to confess or are you going to destroy yourself? Which will you choose?

Many times in history you wore the mask of God in order to increase your forces. Now let's see you show your real self. You have been nailed by the four position foundations that surround you as the false master of history. Can you escape? If you want to make excuses for yourself, let's see you try. No matter where you go your final destination has already been determined. Hold your head up and see where it is that you must stand in relation to the four position foundation in accordance with Divine Principle.

Now you must put your two hands together and apologize before history. Do this quickly. Think about who God is. Come to your senses and think about where your original position lay. Lift up your head. Look around you and see where God's position was. Go ahead and touch it. I'm sure you will see for yourself that your path has been a mistaken one.

February 15, 1999

8) The Three Objective Purposes and God's Will

God's original desire and the beginning of history went in the wrong direction. It is only natural that the children should resolve all the mistakes and sources of pain for the sake of the parent. The painful reality is that in order to do so we need to talk again about the pain of the parent I s heart and His circumstances.

The three objective purposes that God wanted to accomplish were to be able to have give and take with love and beauty. History, however, has gone in the opposite direction from God's desire, so we must recover the three objective purposes to the original positions in the Garden. To do this we must begin by correcting those things that went wrong in the beginning. That is why we must reveal the essential nature of Lucifer.

Lucifer understood the will of God contained in the three objective purposes, but he initiated the history of evil instead of the history of good. He should have had give and take in love and beauty, and returned joy to God. Because he had give and take in evil, however, he gave God pain and grief instead of joy. In this way he completely ruined God's will. It was his purpose to create his own world as if the three objective purposes represented his own will. We know now that this is the reality we see today. So in many ways we can see that Lucifer's crimes have become apparent to the world. In the name and authority of God's children we accuse Lucifer before God.

The fundamental essence of Lucifer has now become clear, so please make it clear what attitude we should adopt as children. When we were too young to understand, we could only stand by and watch our Parents suffer and shed tears.

Now that we have grown, we can understand our Parents pain. We cannot just stand by while they are suffering unjustly. God, our Father, what shall we do? True Parents, what would you like us to do? We believe that it is not right for the children to simply wait forever.

We think that it is time for us to remove the painful circumstances that your children have had to suffer because of Lucifer. It would be very difficult for you to have to look at the horrible and pitiful scenes in the spiritual world that came about because of Lucifer.

God's will was for all beings to have give and take in love and beauty. The fruit of evil that Lucifer brought into being has brought a tearful fruit to this Garden. The situation in this time of harvest is that everything has been stored in the eternal storehouse in its ruined state. Who is going to save these people? Will Lucifer save them? Shouldn't you, Lucifer, be responsible for the fruits of your seed? Why do you cause our Parents pain by forcing on them these fruits of the mistaken harvest time?

You sowed the seeds, so you harvest the fruit. Go to one of those terrible dens. They are filled with the cries of your descendants calling out to you. Why do you neglect your children? Go and cry out with them. Take responsibility for them. Are you qualified to be responsible for them and to save them? Lucifer, speak. Raise your head and speak. Tell us that you will take responsibility for the seeds that you sowed. Tell us that you will take responsibility for the seeds that you sowed. Tell us that you will take responsibility for the seeds that you sowed. Are you confident? Are you qualified? Speak up and answer. As a child of the Parents I cannot bear to let them see any more pain. Our Parent, God, has shared the pain and suffering of His children throughout history. Our Father, God, allowed Himself to be scolded along with His children, shed tears together with His children and endured suffering together with His children.

Lucifer, when your children were being scolded, what did you do? When your children were shedding tears, did you ever shed tears with them? Did you ever feel pain in your heart for the suffering of your children? If you never participated in their suffering, then haven't you lost the qualification to be their parent? Then what are you? Is there anything that you have accomplished? You sold out humankind, and you sold out history so that you could live an easy life. The only thing you have done is to live a life of a prodigal son. Isn't that true? You must make compensation to humankind and to history. How much will you pay back? Even if you were to sell your whole life it wouldn't he nearly enough to compensate for God's love and tears.

Lucifer, what shall we do with you? What shall we do with you so that all the years of God's grief, all the years Of humankind's suffering and misfortune, and all the seeds of evil that you sowed can be resolved? What will you give to compensate the True Parents for the life that they spent dealing with these things? How will you pay them hack? As children there is no way we can express these painful circumstances. The beautiful world, God Is original creation, has now become a world covered with wounds. As a child I must reestablish a purpose in that ideal Garden which was destroyed because of Lucifer. I believe it is my destiny and mission to accomplish this.

*After Dr. Lee recorded all this and as he turned to leave, he said, "Mrs. Kim, you don't know. You don't know. Mrs. Kim, you don't know about all these painful circumstances." And then he began to weep.

February 16, 1999

9) Lucifer's Fall and the March to Hell

Lucifer's fall in the Garden of Eden has been revealed through the Divine Principle, and it has been revealed that he is the criminal ancestor of humankind. He must now resolve the years spent waiting for him and return to where he was before the fall. To do that, Lucifer must repent deeply and recognize himself that he was wrong. He must stand in his original position and respond to God's commands with absolute obedience. He must recover everything in the position where he completely fulfills his tasks. How, though, is Lucifer going to get rid of all the evil fruits that have multiplied over the long years beginning with the day that he left his position?

Everything has to be taken care of on Earth before the place in spirit world that is called Hell can be destroyed. No matter how hard people try in the spirit world to liberate hell, it is no use. Evil people on earth leave their physical bodies behind and come into the spirit world and form a long column leading to hell. As long as this continues, hell cannot he destroyed.

In the same way that grain harvested in the autumn is stored in the storehouse just as it is, human beings also go into the eternal storehouse of spirit world just as they are. This is a very painful fact. People on earth who have physical bodies will probably find this difficult to understand. This is the grief and pain of God and True Parents. The True Parents are working to take care of this on earth by rooting out the true nature of Lucifer. God Himself tries not to look at this place called Hell because it hurts Him so much to do so. How much, then, would it hurt the True Parents, who must establish the laws of the eternal spirit world, if they were to come here and see the terrible and pitiful scenes in Hell? I, Sang Hun Lee, absolutely want to go the way of filial child. I want to take care of this problem before True Parents come, so that the terrible scenes that Father must see can be reduced as much as possible.

One day I had a discussion with Heung Jin Nim. I suggested that if there was a way whereby a series of posts could be placed in the ground so that God and True Parents would not have to see these terrible situations, then we should do this. But there is no way that this can be done. So what must we do? How can we stop that march to Hell? No matter how hard we tried, we couldn't think of a way. Until life on earth has been cleaned up, there is no way that healthy grain can be brought into the storehouse. All things come about by the decision and determination of our True Parents, but I, Sang Hun, feel my lack of qualifications and strength and abilities. There is no act that is more unfilial than this.

One day I was wondering to myself, "What shall I do, what shall I do?" God called me, saying, "Sang Hun, I am very grateful for the way that you concern yourself over this. It gives Me joy that I have children now who think about these things. I am grateful."

I was awe-stricken. I don't have any qualification or ability, so what I can do is to reveal all the traces and kinsmen of Lucifer. That is all Sang Hun can do. When I was on earth I was really ignorant about spirit world. I searched through many books to try to study spirit world, but I could never figure out what the spirit world was like. Now that I am in this world, an even greater problem is the existence of Lucifer.

The peace of all humankind was destroyed because of one single being, Lucifer. The origin point of all human history is becoming black. No matter how much we try to cut it off, the issue of the people marching to hell cannot be resolved. Even Unification Thought and my efforts are of no use with respect to this issue.

True Parents, what should I do? No matter how hard I try to help you, I only end up increasing your burden. The dark shadows on earth that came about as a result of Lucifer's fall have only resulted in pain so great that even God and True Parents cannot speak about it. I feel sorry that I have no ability except to dig up all the reality of this and make it known to the world.

Lucifer, how do you want things to be resolved? You only stomped all over the world according to your desire. Did you ever look back to see what happened to the world after you stepped on it? What will you do about the cries of agonies and the curses of your flesh and blood? Try drinking from the same bitter cup as they do. Isn't that what you should do as a parent? Why do you expect the True Parents to heal even the wounds of your children? Why did you create children that you could not heal and for whom you could not take responsibility? What is there that our Parents should be responsible for? Don't try to pass the responsibility on to someone else. I feel so sorry for our Parents that I can hardly look at them. Lucifer, do you know about God Is years of lamentation? Why don't you treat the painful wounds of our Parents? If you do that, then I, Sang Hun, will also treat the wounds of your children. Give me your word as a man. I will keep my word. You should do the same. Shall I leave our Parents in your care? I want you to cure them of their lamentations and of their tears and of their wounds and of their pain. Completely cure them. I think if you nurse them it will have a greater effect than the best medicine. I don I t have the proper medicine to treat my Parents. I need you to nurse them. I beseech you. I beseech you to live up to your name as Lucifer and maintain your position until the end in order to care for them.

February 21, 1999

10) The Events Brought About by Lucifer

Over the course of history we human beings have had evil blood flowing in our veins because Lucifer became the ancestor of human beings in the Garden of Eden. Because of this, human beings have been born with original sin. Originally, human beings were supposed to multiply a lineage of goodness through the Holy Spirit of God. Instead, we multiplied the seed of evil. God, too, needs to bring an end to the lineage of evil and establish the lineage of His original desire, but first He needs to bring an end to the flow of human history which began with evil.

Already many evil lineages have been multiplied on earth. How this must make God's heart ache! But it is only natural that the wrong history must be corrected and the wrong lineage must also be corrected. When I was on earth, I really tried to study and analyze this from the perspective of philosophy, but now that I am in the spirit world I see that there is an incredible amount of difficult situations. There are many things that can never be resolved by my individual intellect or by any philosophy. It hurts me even more, because my inability means that I must ultimately pass the responsibility on to the True Parents.

The longer I am here, the more often God calls me. He calls me but when He sees my immature state, He finds it difficult to speak to me. I can understand why He would feel this way. There are so many things that True Parents must take care of while they are on earth. God wants to tell me about these but it hurts His heart so much that He can only call out "Sang Hun," and then He is silent. San Hun, though, understands God's heart.

True Parents! I am so sorry that I have no choice but to give you even more work. Until all the evil lineages that have been created so far have been brought to an end, the life in spirit world is so confused that no matter how much people try, it cannot be resolved. If only the grain that has properly ripened were brought into the storehouse, then it would be easy to keep things in order. Previously, I revealed many times how if the many families that have received the Blessing simply continue to live as they did before, they will fall into a trap in the spirit world. If that happens, it will take a long time. People cannot see the spirit world with their eyes, and they think that it is something that doesn't concern them. So when they come to the gate of the spirit world, they find that they are unable to pass.

People must understand the teachings of the Divine Principle and the essence of the Blessing. They must live according to God's Providence and the direction given by True Parents. The life that Lucifer leads in its essence is very unclean. All he does is do everything he can to pull humankind into evil. He is completely incapable of doing anything about the column of people marching into hell. It is True Parents who must resolve this complicated situation. We should not simply pray for True Parents' health and long life. Instead, we should also try to better our own lives so that we can lighten True Parents' load even a little bit. This may be even more important than praying for their health and long life.

In the world of reality, everything belongs to me. How many people are there who live to be a hundred? Before long, everyone must come to the spirit world. Everyone must live clean, peaceful and honest lives. If pure and clean water were to flow into the spirit world from the physical world, then there would be no need to clean up the spirit world or gather up trash. Right now, though, there is so much garbage that people don't have time to properly separate their trash. They just throw it all into one pile. It wouldn't be right for God's children to say that because they live a life of attendance to God that they can live peacefully and smell the scent of flowers and listen only to wonderful sounds.

Heung Jin Nim's expression is sometimes red, sometimes blue, sometimes yellow. It often changes. This is because he is working so hard. It is time now that we all acknowledge the fact that we became Lucifer's descendants, accuse Lucifer to the world, and liberate ourselves from our bad habits. We must participate together in the movement to kick out Lucifer. Whose fault do you think it is that everything is so horrible and diseased on earth?

There are many incredible diseases that came about as a result of sin, but we think they have nothing to do with us and ignore them. All these are the "holy" inheritance that Lucifer left for us. Doesn't this make you angry? Doesn't it make you angry that the history of evil continues to flow and the evil blood continues to flow in the veins of people?

Everyone must be liberated from that which is old. That is the only way that Lucifer can be completely expelled. All of us must work to attend God and True Parents. No one would want their parents to have to accomplish such a difficult task on their own. Let's determine ourselves to go the way of filial piety. To live well, to live correctly, means to liberate God and practice filial piety to True Parents.

Only the Parents of Heaven and Earth can resolve the evil lineages that Lucifer has brought about. No one else can do this. But we cannot imagine how difficult it is for them to resolve this complicated and long history by themselves. People on earth cannot see the spirit world, so their hearts are at ease. But here there are no excuses. People don't give you a discount because they feel sorry for you. If you are placed in hell, you can't buy your way out. The sight of people who have been living there for thousands of years is more terrible than the most gruesome battlefield covered with dead bodies. Can you understand this? What is Lucifer doing about this?

Does he say that it pains his heart to look at this or does he give them any sympathy at all? Rather than doing anything to resolve this situation, he only adds more and more people every day to this march to hell. This place is our home where we must all go together. I ask that we be able to receive our True Parents eternally in a well-built home. Now Lucifer must clearly acknowledge the reality that he himself has created, and work with us to build the Kingdom of Heaven.

February 24, 1999

11) Lucifer's Deeds

In the Garden of Eden Lucifer left God's side and abandoned the heavenly path. For this reason, he became prisoner to insecurity, fear, hatred, envy, jealousy and desire. These are not God's attributes. They come from sin. God's original nature is love, peace, happiness and good. God wanted to give these attributes to human beings. Instead, more evil elements were passed on to human beings than the attributes of God. Parents, however, wait for their children and children search for their parents. This is the heavenly principle. This is why we want to bring Lucifer as a witness and correct the beginning of history.

Lucifer abandoned his original position, and has acted falsely. For this reason he has always been afraid that someone would unmask him. So he has been filled with hatred instead of love. Because he is always afraid that he might lose his place, he feels he is in competition with everyone around him. That is why he has more hatred than love. Because hatred comes first from him, it was only natural that he feel envy, jealousy and evil desire.

Because these were passed on to human beings, the results of Lucifer's deeds have dealt a decisive blow to people. In an environment filled with peace, happiness and love, people's hearts are at peace, so it is impossible for people to get sick. Most of the diseases that affect modern people came about as a result of this sin that Lucifer passed on to us. As time passed, the diseases that came about through sin spread more widely to the point that modern people are not able to treat the fundamental cause of sin. They can only see the resulting diseases, and so they concentrate all their efforts in treating the diseases.

How, then, should we treat the diseases that came about through Lucifer's sin? If it is a disease that is connected to the root of sin, then we should first work to pull out that root. In the Divine Principle chapter on the Fall of Man, the root of sin is revealed as the illicit love of humankind. Actually, the root of sin in each individual can be discussed in terms of several categories. For example, the disease named "liver cancer" was decided by modern medical establishment. Liver cancer can affect different people for different reasons. In some cases, undue stress may be placed on the liver as a result of smoking or drinking. In other cases, a person may hate someone so much that this heart of hatred will have an effect on the liver. They both suffer from liver cancer, but in the first case the cause is physical and in the second case the cause of the disease is spiritual. The first patient can be treated by having him stop drinking and smoking and take plenty of rest. The second patient needs to be treated by having him repent for his heart of hatred. In this way, there are different ways to treat an illness.

The fundamental cause for both these patients, however, is the same. It comes from attributes of Lucifer. In treating the diseases of modern human beings, therefore, we should not depend solely on the visible disease or on the name of the disease. Instead, we should remove the fundamental cause of the disease and rely on the attributes given to us by God. Modern human beings are most afraid of the disease called cancer. This disease, too, has its fundamental cause in the mistake committed by the original human ancestors.

When the hearts of all people are filled with the attributes that God wanted us to have-that is, love, peace and happiness-and we have give and take with each other based on these, Lucifer's elements will be completely removed from human beings. Even though Lucifer has been working for thousands of years until today, he will be completely helpless in the face of the attributes of God our Father and he will have to leave us.

Fundamentally, we are one, but we made two masters for ourselves. Some stranger has been acting in the place of our master. Now his deeds must be judged by history and all diseases must be forever expelled from earth together with Lucifer's demise.

All of us now must know all the details about everything Lucifer has done and pour ourselves into pulling out the roots of the fall that are within us. We must work to prepare ourselves for the day when the blossoms of God's love, peace and happiness will fill the earth.

February 25, 1999

2. Diseases Caused By Lucifer

1) Diseases Caused by Lucifer

The number of diseases in the world is too many to count. There are also countless names given to these diseases. How is it that Lucifer makes people sick, and how does he push them along the path of death? Let's take an example. People on earth are most afraid of cancer, so cancer is divided into several categories.

Why does the disease called stomach cancer come about? The stomach is a very important organ for people. Of course, all parts of the human body are precious, but the stomach is especially so because it takes all the food and drink that comes into the body through the mouth and digests and stores these. It is a storage place that is supposed to provide the body with nutriments. If something goes wrong there, then there is a problem with supplying nutriments for the body and there is major difficulty in maintaining life.

When that happens, there is an imbalance of nutriments in the human body.

The body becomes weak and it loses its ability to defend itself against other illnesses. In general, stomach cancer is caused by overeating to the point that stress is placed on the stomach. Aside from this, if a person is under a great deal of stress in general, it makes it difficult for the stomach to perform its normal movement of contraction and expansion. This makes it difficult to digest food completely and food particles are left in the stomach. A stomach has ways of avoiding trouble and maintaining its balance even in the midst of such stress from various sources. This is why the health of a human body can be maintained.

When a person eats very salty food, then the stomach will make the person drink water so that the salty elements can be evaporated. If a person eats a lot of spicy food and the stomach begins to hurt, then it will send a signal, saying, "Please don't eat any more spicy food." This way it manages to avoid trouble and to adapt itself. Here we find another amazing aspect of how God created human beings. It's difficult to coordinate even things that can be observed by the human eye. Yet, the different parts of the human body are able to coordinate with each other without having anybody giving them direction. We must give thanks again to the love of God for humankind. Strangely, we see here that there is a criminal who places obstacles in the way of the proper functioning of the human body and makes the human body break down. The identity of that criminal is Lucifer.

Lucifer says, "The stomach is doing very well, so I am going to grab hold of it or see what else I can do." He does all kinds of mischief like this. When this happens people feel pain in their stomach or exhibit various other symptoms. Such people become unable to eat and they go to one clinic after another, but they are told simply, "It has to do with your nerves." So they are always sick and suffer through their life. It's amazing that when the human body breaks down it creates the sensation of pain. If there were no pain, it would be impossible to treat the body. Because there is pain, people pay attention to curing the disease. So how are we to treat this illness? The motivation for this disease may lie in any one of several aspects. For us, however, the most important thing is that we ourselves must find out the fundamental cause of the illness. When we have found the fundamental cause, we are already halfway in curing the disease. Is it true, then, that if a disease comes from Lucifer we should not treat it but simply pray about it? This kind of unenlightened faith only causes pain to God and other believers.

Modern medicine, too, has been blessed by God. So it is natural that we should rely on medical science in treating diseases. An important thing to add, however, is that we need to know how to deal with the fundamental root of Lucifer. We must ask ourselves, "Why did I come down with this disease?" If it is a situation where repentance is necessary, then we must repent. If we do that, then Lucifer will certainly leave us. Sometimes if there is some mistake, then we can correct that and pray so that Lucifer will leave. Some people may just keep visiting hospitals for an extended period without thinking about these things I have described, or will foolishly continue simply praying about it. This kind of faith is wrong. Of course, there are many cases where diseases are cured through prayer. This outcome depends on absolute faith and on the symptoms of the disease.

The wise decision for modern people would be to live a life of attendance to God, by putting into practice the word of God for the Completed Testament Age in accordance with their own clear thinking and their experience of faith. As children, we must have an attitude of mature faith. There have been many instances until now where spiritualists led many people into darkness as a result of their own mistaken judgment and thinking.

God has raised human beings by telling us that we are the supreme being in all of creation. Yet many people have become confused by the claims of spiritualists and have been led into the wrong place. This is very important. Therefore, when a person becomes sick, he should not panic. Instead, he should pray. As we grow in faith and gain more experience, we should be able to resolve more and more problems ourselves. People on earth must listen to the teaching of True Parents and offer their devotion in order to grab hold of themselves and root out the lineage of Lucifer forever.

February 27, 1999

Human beings live in their physical bodies on earth for roughly a hundred years. So the physical body is an organic structure that God has given us. When this physical body is young it grows. After we are past our twenties, however, the functions of the physical body slowly decline. It seems extremely unfair, though, that it is much more common for the body to be ruined through sickness than it is for a person to gradually approach death as his body declines through old age.

Human beings were supposed to live in joy by receiving the elements of love (life spirit elements) from God. From the time of our birth, however, we were afflicted with a disease called insecurity. Thus, humanity started out in a wrong way. So the life span of human beings has been related to sinful blood relations, and everyone has elements within them which allow Lucifer to invade them. Human beings took on a form that was different from what was supposed to be. They took on a life of disease. That is, human beings were first of all diseased spiritually and secondly diseased physically as a result of Lucifer's invasion.

About 70 to 80 percent of all illnesses are the result of Lucifer's invasion. Another 20 to 30 percent result from excessive fatigue and other environmental factors, but these do not develop into tragic diseases.

What are these diseases that are among the 70 to 80 percent? Some people come down with a disease because either Lucifer or another being acting on his behalf is tormenting that person. There has to be some causal element for this. Perhaps a person will be made to act like Satan in front of everyone at church so as to create problems for people who are leading a good life of faith. When this happens, that person can overcome this through prayer, humility and love. However, if the person continues to be invaded by Lucifer, then that invasion will infect some portion of his physical body and he will become ill.

When that happens, the person becomes distant from his faith and his physical body becomes even more diseased. Lucifer works to push individual people into darkness so as to make them come to his side. When such a person goes to spirit world he will naturally be guided to a place where people attend Lucifer as their master. I will not go into the issue of the division of denominations within and among religions here.

The spirit world is vast, but there are very few places where God can be with people. I believe, then, that you can understand how lonely God's heart must be. It is impossible to list all the evil deeds that Lucifer has carried out against humans until now. How great God's sorrow must be when He sees the tragic forms of His children when they come to spirit world. Until the Kingdom of Heaven is established on earth, there can be no Kingdom of Heaven in the spirit world. True Parents have to take care of all these problems while they are on earth, so they have an incredible task.

Lucifer's minions continue to work extensively to bring people over to their side, but God only waits for them to return to Him. Now, however, True Parents have established all the conditions necessary for us to be able to rise up. Let's invest our hearts together in the effort to clear up the problem of Lucifer once and for all. This is the only way in which we can together accuse this criminal against humanity.

My hope is that we will all become one before God and True Parents who must continue to see their many children in a diseased state.

March 7, 1999

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