God’s Day Morning Message
Sun Myung Moon
January 1, 2007
Chung Joong Goong — Original Peace Palace and Museum, Chung Pyung, Korea
Notes: Michael Jenkins
Simultaneous translation: Kentoku Hamasaka and others
Editors: Louise Strait and Jim Flynn
Note: These notes are taken from a simultaneous translation. Simultaneous translation is done in summary form and depends greatly on the translator’s ability to communicate the essence of the message. These cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication on Rev. Moon’s words. However they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message.)
We are all to be couples, and that is the appearance we should have. We are couples. How many people are here? Twelve hundred are here, and maybe 9,000 are at the Chung Pyung training center, totaling 10,000. You have heard of Pal Jeong Shik; this is the end of the time of Cain and Abel. The relationship of the physical world and the spiritual world must be harmonized.
Where are the roots? We have seven openings on our face. Look at your left hand and right hand — there are 10 fingers. After the Fall, all was separated. Even the number 10 was invaded by Satan. We have to come back to the 11th day. That is the point of a new start. An individual must be able to settle in one place. North and south, east and west, you must be able to claim all directions, including up, down, right, left, all 90 degrees in each direction until a sphere is formed. This is a vertical reality; all must rotate. Your eyes, nose, and mouth can’t follow their own direction; they must move together, centering on the sphere of your head. You cannot move independently as part of the sphere. But centering on the central axis, you can make all parts move as one. I am an individual truth body, and I have passed the standard. If you rotate and revolve, do you spread out as a plane or do you all move as a unified body?
You cannot relate with me with your bad habits. If you do, I have to deny who I am, for it is as if I failed to recreate you. So I can’t relate. You must take responsibility to do away with all bad habits. I have made a way for you. You have to go around with the number 10 and make a new start.
If you are a teacher at our school, you must know the internal and external purpose of the school. If something goes wrong, you have to take responsibility collectively. Even if you don’t have a central role you must take responsibility. However, most people don’t have the guts to do that.
Rev. Kwak, when you were young as a student, your eyes used to sparkle. Now you look half dead. (Father is smiling. Everyone laughed, including Rev. Kwak.) How about the Ambassadors for Peace? Are they ready to truly stand with the same conviction as Unificationists and take collective responsibility to fulfill God’s ideal?
How can you work so that the person coming after you has an easier path? What kind of leader tries to destroy his followers? If the opposition party suddenly increases in number, what does the ruling party think? You must offer things to the country first rather than to your family.
Mother doesn’t like it when I go overtime, but the members like it. Even if I speak for the whole day, it will be good..
My grandfather was away from home for 32 years, but he came back to meet me. I liked him so much. He was tall and thin. He taught me about Confucian ideals; he talked about the invasion of Japan. He spent two years and eight months in prison, like me. He was misunderstood and treated like a criminal, but he was innocent. He was a very fiery person, like a minister. I know many of the things that he orchestrated for Korean independence. His sentence was suspended, but, to remain at liberty, he had to leave his hometown.
Wouldn’t people criticize and slander the founder? People who don’t know me sometimes criticize because there are those in the spirit world who influence them this way. We must go forward to understand how the spirit world works. Many people that I have loved have been taken away to the spirit world. Then they come and ask me something.
I would take on those who were bigger and older. Even if three generations are killed, would you still love God? The time of celebration hasn’t been announced yet because we are still building. Everything that the false parents built has to be turned around. We have spent one generation. Jesus started his public ministry at age 28 and was crucified at age 33. His seven-year course was cut short.
Now is the time of the number 10. On May 5, 2004, I explained about Sang Hab Shib Seung Il, and we observed the first An Shi Il. We learned that all must become one. When your two hands come together, your 10 fingers become united as one.
Among all the animals that God created — the lions, tigers and all fish and animals, salt water and fresh water, so many kinds in creation — are there animals that don’t like their master? In the Garden of Eden everything should have come together centered on God’s life. Adam asked — there is a male but where is the female? Adam asked Eve, do you like me more than the Archangel? Eve said yes, and God was relieved. Adam trusted her answer and didn’t take security measures. Now we can take security measures.
Mother was worried that we would be late because I was reading speech 9 and 10 this morning. I spent a lot of time reading alone when Mother was doing the world tour. Mother has given birth to 13 children; some people have accused me of having too many children. Mother is great. She sacrificed much to have all the children and care for them.
The Universal Peace Federation is a subjective body of the Unification movement. It is the collective unity of all individual truth bodies who have pride in themselves. Those who want to brag often have little content. Those who live a more public life can be raised higher. God would like to see the people who don’t boast about themselves so much.
Cheon Ju Pyung Hwa has to have the content and the fulfilled ideal. It must have this content. That is where the heart goes. A beautiful person who lacks any mind, heart, or content lacks value. The same is true with Cheon Il Guk. Without the content of the ideal, it doesn’t have any value.
Which is the center, unification or peace? Is the vertical the center, or the horizontal? God as the origin is set as the center of the universe. Without clear subject and object positions there is no freedom. In the West, without God, subject, and object there would be no freedom.
Mrs. Kang, your husband lived 1,652 years ago. How long have you been married? After 1,600 years he found his wonderful bride. How do you feel, Mrs. Kang? Do you experience him with meals and conversation? (Yes!!) Is she Korean? She is a citizen of Cheon Il Guk. The ancestors who are all connected live in Cheon Il Guk. Mrs. Kang joined on May 10, 1952.
Many have come and gone from the Unification Church. Many swindlers and strange people have come and gone. What will you do when I am gone? I am almost 88. We have overcome our limitations. The teaching we have is true, and our experiences can never be taken away. What will happen when I leave?
We have to create a great revolution to make this historic transition. What do you have to do after I am not here? You have to know that there is a homeland and a palace that is God’s homeland. Even if I have to leave you, we must be able to create and leave that kind of hometown. The billions in the spirit world are ready to support us. This is the patent that I have. I have the authority to forgive. The time of witnessing to individuals is over. We must witness to whole families and to groups.
It is an opportunity to make a new beginning. Shouldn’t I leave behind a will? A great revolution will come about because God is alive. He created the solar system. How mind boggling is the solar system! That is the God who can freely dominate and create. That is the God who can move the great universe. I have run so hard to catch up with God and be in line with Him. There will be a peace that can permeate every corner of the cosmos and connect it with Cheon Il Guk.
I have just six years until January 13, 2013. If I give the order, will you be able to move all the people below you? A great migration will occur. This is not just a dream; this can actually happen. Can a bird carry a lot of luggage to migrate? No. You yourselves should not have things that will burden you down; you must be able to migrate. If you want to give your family everything, you have to save and establish Cheon Il Guk. Even if I had trillions of dollars, I would use it all for Cheon Il Guk. You have been following me, but I want to emphasize that you must personally follow God and seek God’s homeland. This path will lead to God’s homeland. It will lead to the completion of heaven. Then God will shower your family and descendants with blessing.
March forward centering on God’s sovereignty, even when I am no longer here. January 13, 2013, will be the day when Jesus will stand as a subject partner. This is the time to perfect ourselves and live with joy and become citizens of God’s Kingdom and fulfill His will on earth and in heaven!