Glorify God and Humankind
The following message was given by Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, regional chairman of Family Federation North America, at the Family Church of New York City in Manhattan on December 1, 2019.
When I walk down 5th Avenue, I remember what True Father said 45 years ago. I was thinking about God’s suffering and God’s heart. God prepared this land [America] as a God-blessed country, and blessed the last 400 years more than any other country. But why am I wailing and crying deeply on 5th Avenue thinking about this country? True Father said God is leaving, and we must stop God from leaving this nation, America. This is the reason True Father and True Mother came back, and, again, True Mother is coming back after the 40-day Cosmic level Canaan Course.
We all remember 1974 when True Father spoke at Madison Square Garden. At that time, over 20,000 citizens, Christians, and all religious backgrounds gathered together. They were really looking for a new hope to hear God’s message who came from the Orient.
True Father tried to warn this country and warn Christians and Christianity in this nation that Christianity is in crisis. He did not just mention Christianity in crisis, he brought a new hope. Let us bring God back. How? You must unite together as God’s messengers. Like me.
In 2017, True Mother came back to Madison Square Garden and spoke about where the hope of this nation is? Where is the hope of Christianity today?
We have only one option. We have only one way to go to Bless people centering on God’s ideal and True Parents’ ideals. Even now, this 40-day worldwide Cosmic course, True Mother is sharing the same message to the people; Asian people, European people, African people. I was shocked every time I watched her share about God’s 6,000-year Providence of restoration within 16 minutes.
Glorify God and humankind. We lost God, we lost Jesus. We celebrate the Only Begotten Son especially this month, December. And True Mother will be finalizing her speaking tour and Blessing tour with a Blessing Ceremony for the second coming Messiah, Christians, Muslims, or Jewish. Everyone is a son or daughter of God. God’s messengers must embrace everyone.
December is when we celebrate Jesus’ birth, and peace on Earth, and A Salam Alaikum. Everybody is talking about peace on Earth. Peace on to you. Who is the greatest leader in the world in human history? That’s a very religious background answer. Who said Jesus? But I meant to say the greatest leader is who is thinking about the coming generations.
Father and Mother Moon always shared what God’s love is. What is God’s love? It’s parental love. Parental love is like caring for people like their dear sons and daughters. What is Jesus’ love? What is True Parents’ love? What is a blessed central family’s love? You must love your enemy’s children more than your own children. This is the way God is teaching the last 6,000 years. God’s love is equal to parental love. The second coming Messiah came exactly as True Parents today.
Today, I prepared a Sunday sermon titled “True Mother’s 40-Day Cosmic-Level Canaan Course and December 28 30,000 Clergy Rally.” Think about what kind of rally we’ll have this coming December 28. We’ll celebrate in one local area, Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center. What is True Mother looking for after these 40 days centering on the clergy? She will say, “I have completed my Cosmic Canaan Course with 30,000 American clergymen. I can move on to claim True Father in spirit world and Heavenly Parent. I am completed.” We are part of that mobilization and the 40-day Cosmic Canaan Course.
What do you first remember when you hear Divine Principle lectures about the Canaan course? What do you remember? What is the impact it has had on you and your family? Think about Moses’ course. We say 600,000 Israelites centering on Moses’ leadership left Egypt for the sake of a God-prepared land. They were only 600,000 people at that time 4,000 years ago. How many people did these 600,000 people leave behind? God appeared to them and said, “I am your God. I am your master, your leader.” Even among 600,000 people, they betrayed Him over and over again. That caused God’s providence of restoration to be delayed again and again. This is the history of God’s 6,000-year providence of restoration. The 600,000 people were not absolutely united with Moses. They were not absolutely united with God even though they saw a lot of miracles.
How about today in America? When True Parents came to Madison Square Garden in 1974, still 90% of American people believed in God. Even though the people said they believed in God, that does not mean they believe in God absolutely. And nowadays, only 64% believe in God, but again, not everyone absolutely believes in God. That percentage is a lot lower than 50%. How about our community today as Unificationists? How many of us absolutely believe in True Father as the second coming Messiah? This is our biggest challenge today, believing and having absolute faith in God and True Parents.
Throughout God’s history, He always remembered who believed in Him absolutely and who lead God’s providence of restoration. In the same token, True Parents will remember who in the Unification Church’s history believed True Parents as the second coming Messiah. Many people say, “Oh, I am with True Parents. I am in True Parents’ prayers.” How can we be so sure? We must believe in and have absolute faith in God and True Parents and in Jesus. I really wish everyone, including me and my family, to be close to God and True Parents.
What is True Mother saying? What is this 40-day Cosmic condition? True Mother is always educating and Blessing people. True Mother wants those who believed in True Parents and received the Blessing to be included in the Cheon Bon Won. The Cheon Bon Won is a family history museum in Korea. Hopefully, my family name will be there as well as yours with True Mother’s blessing in the True Parents position. I don’t want to be far behind on True Mother’s 40-day condition.
4,000 years ago, Moses’ course took 40 years for him to get from Egypt to Canaan. It was not a shortcut. They went around and around for 40 years. How many days will it take True Mother today to get to Newark? This is 400 years worth in the Cosmic Canaan course. It’s not simple. True Mother is going to Asia, Europe, Africa, and not only one nation in Africa, but three nations. No one can stop her, not even the weather can stop True Mother for the sake of humankind.
I really want this 40-day condition to be special. Absolutely unite with True Parents and Heavenly Parent and move forward and let us claim, not only True Mother, but each one of us. Then we can say, “Yes, Father, I completed my mission with the True Mother last 400 years.” Going around the globe even just once is wonderful. There is a requirement internally and externally. This is not an easy course. We have to overcome our limitations of thinking and believing in God and True Parents. True Father and True Mother have been making miracles happen since they came to America. They invited 7,000 pastors to Japan and Korea. Who was on that team that mobilized these 7000 clergymen? Raise your hand. For more than five years, 24 hours a day, they went out from church to church and invited these 7,000 American pastors to the Korea-Japan seven-day Divine Principle workshop.
Now we are inviting 30,000 clergymen to Prudential Center on December 28 as the last day of True Mother’s global Canaan course. We started a worldwide providence with American clergymen. So, the conclusion is very simple. More than anything else, we must unite with God’s ideal and True Parents’ ideal, and we must have absolute faith in True Mother and True Parents and Heavenly Parent. Then we can all be blessed central families living for the sake of a heavenly unified world for a new providence with great hope. We must have absolute faith centered on True Mother, then we can absolutely be in Cheon Il Guk, God’s land. Thank you and God bless you.
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