God has been looking for the one man and the one woman of whom He could say, “You are my total love.”

~from Cham Bumo Gyeong Book 1, C2-S1

The Bridegroom and the Bride in Christianity refer to God’s Will to seek throughout the world for the only begotten Son and the only begotten Daughter who can receive God’s love in its fullness.

7 God has been looking for the persons who can represent Adam and Eve whom God had lost. The Bible calls Jesus the Second Adam. It calls Adam the tree of life. Thus, Jesus is the one who came in place of the tree of life that had been lost. However, he could not complete his original mission because he was not able to welcome the day of his wedding, when both God and the Son could rejoice. That is why he left earth with the promise that he will return.

The day will arrive when God and Jesus rejoice together. The day will come when they can openly express their heart filled with 6,000 years of bitter pain and sorrow. The day will come when the coming Lord can establish the bond of lineage linking God to His sons and daughters.

Suppose that when Jesus came to earth as God’s only begotten Son, he had not died on the cross. Since he was God’s only begotten Son, God surely would have sent His only begotten Daughter to him. God has searched for 2,000 years to find the Bride. Jesus emerged as the true Son, but there is no mention of the true Daughter anywhere in the Bible. That is why God’s Will was not realized.

The purpose of the 2,000-year history of Christianity has therefore been to find God’s Daughter. The Holy Spirit came, but it represents this daughter of God only in spirit. God’s bitter sorrow over this matter will be dissolved on the day that the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place. (007-303, 1959/10/11)

8 Religion up to now has been seeking for the one ideal man and the one ideal woman. Through religion, God has been looking for the one man and the one woman of whom He could say, “You are my total love.” The Bridegroom and the Bride in Christianity refer to God’s Will to seek throughout the world for the only begotten Son and the only begotten Daughter who can receive God’s love in its fullness. When He finds that perfected man and perfected woman, God brings them together and holds a wedding banquet; from that point a new world can unfold. That is why on his return the Lord must find the Bride and hold the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. (041-027, 1971/02/12)

神様が「この人は、私がありったけの愛を注ぐ人だ」と言い得る、一人の男性と一人の女性を求めてきたのです

~「真の父母経」第一篇、第二章、第一節より~

キリスト教でいう新郎と新婦とは、世界をすべて網羅して、神様の愛を受けることができるひとり子とひとり娘を探し出すことを意味します。完成した男性と女性がこの地上で出会い、婚宴を行ってこそ、新しい世界が開かれるのです。

7     神様は、失ってしまったアダムとエバの代わりの存在を求めています。聖書では、イエス様を後のアダムと言い、完成したアダムを生命の木と言っています。ですから、イエス様は、失ってしまった生命の木の代わりとして来られた方です。

しかし、イエス様は、使命を完結することができませんでした。神様と息子が喜ぶことができる一日をもつことができなかったので、再臨という言葉を残すようになったのです。神様がイエス様と共に喜ぶことができる一時、六千年の恨の心情を吐露し、神様と、あるいは今後来られる主と息子、娘の関係を結ぶ日が来るのです。神様のひとり子、イエス様がこの地上に来られて、もし亡くなっていなければ、イエス様がひとり子だと語ったので、神様は彼のためにひとり娘も送られたでしょう。

神様の二千年の(キリスト教)歴史は、新婦を求めるための歴史です。イエス様は、真の息子の姿で現れましたが、真の娘の姿がないので、神様のみ旨を成し遂げることができませんでした。ですから、二千年のキリスト教の歴史は、娘を求めるための歴史です。聖霊は、神様の娘として来られました。神様を解怨するその日が、「小羊の婚宴」の日です。

(007-303;1959-10-11)

8     今まで宗教は、理想的な一人の男性と理想的な一人の女性を求めてきました。神様が「この人は、私がありったけの愛を注ぐ人だ」と言い得る、一人の男性と一人の女性を求めてきたのです。キリスト教でいう新郎と新婦とは、世界をすべて網羅して、神様の愛を受けることができるひとり子とひとり娘を探し出すことを意味します。完成した男性と女性がこの地上で出会い、婚宴を行ってこそ、新しい世界が開かれるのです。ですから、来られる再臨主は、新婦を探し出して「小羊の婚宴」をしなければなりません。

(041-027;1971-02-12)

初愛を独占できる息子なのです。その次に、ひとり娘がいなければなりません。

ひとり子は、初愛を受けることができる王子です。神様の息子の中でも、初愛を受けることができるひとり子だというのです。初愛を独占できる息子なのです。その次に、ひとり娘がいなければなりません。新郎はひとり子であり、新婦はひとり娘です。結婚式をしなければなりません。それが「小羊の婚宴」です。主がこの地上に来て婚宴をするのです。

~「真の父母経」第一篇、第二章、第一節より(メンバーサイトに全文掲載)

1     本来、人間始祖は、善なる父母として出発しなければなりませんでしたが、悪なる父母として出発したため、人間は、すべて悪なる父母の血統を受け継いで生まれました。神様の愛を「私」への愛としてそっくりそのまま受け、神様の懐に抱かれて、神様の直系の愛を通した血族として残された息子、娘にならなければならないのですが、そのようになれなかったというのです。ですから、その本来の立場に帰らなければなりません。これが正に、新郎と新婦を迎える「小羊の婚宴」です。

主がこの地上に新郎として来て、一人の新婦を探し、一つの基準の上に接ぎ木しなければならないというのです。それがキリスト教の主張する内容です。その基準を設定し、確固たる目的を立てた宗教が、キリスト教です。ですから、今日、民主世界がキリスト教文化圏において発展するのです。真の父母を迎えようとすれば、そのように発展しなければなりません。

今まで宗教は、一人の真の息子をつくるために努力してきました。神様は、一人の真の息子を探し出すために、今まで苦労されたというのです。ですから、世界宗教の教主たちの中には、女性がいないのです。(041-028;1971-12-12))

2     数多くの宗教の経書の中で聖書が偉大なのは、神様が人類の親であると掲げてきたからです。これがキリスト教思想の源泉です。その次に、イエス様は「ひとり子である」と言いました。ひとり子は、父なる神様の愛を初めて受けることができる息子です。その次に、キリスト教思想は新婦思想です。イエス様はそのようなひとり子なのですが、新郎として来たのです。そのため、新婦が必要です。ひとり子がいるので、ひとり娘が必要だというのです。

新郎と新婦は、男性と女性です。新郎新婦の宴の日とは、神様が初めて愛の旗を掲げて現れる日です。そのような婚宴の席が、エデンの園から願われてきたのです。これが台無しになったので、人類世界の終末において、この婚宴の席を再び回復しなければならないというのです。(135-125; 1985-10-04)

3     イエス様は、「私は神様の息子だ」と言いました。そして、「神様は私の父だ」と言いました。その次に、「私はひとり子だ」と言いました。ひとり子は、初愛を受けることができる王子です。神様の息子の中でも、初愛を受けることができるひとり子だというのです。初愛を独占できる息子なのです。その次に、ひとり娘がいなければなりません。新郎はひとり子であり、新婦はひとり娘です。結婚式をしなければなりません。それが「小羊の婚宴」です。主がこの地上に来て婚宴をするのです。

「小羊の婚宴」をするようになれば、家庭をつくるようになります。神様が願うものが家庭です。神様が願うのは、人類を神様の愛を中心としてひとり子とひとり娘とし、神様が本当に愛し得る家庭をつくることなのです。(160-272; 1969-05-17)

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日本語

1. 現場特集
– ワシントンモニュメント大会40周年記念大会
2. 世界ニュース
– 神氏族メシヤ活動 (タイ:超宗教平和祝福祝祭、及び祝福説明会 / カメルーン:神氏族メシヤ祝福家庭教育 / 日本:新宿家庭教会祝福パネル展 / 東北大陸:神氏族メシヤ祝福家庭修錬会 / フィリピン:第3回アジア父母マッチングセミナー)
– 平和運動 (韓国:文鮮明天地人真の父母天宙聖和4周年勝利指導者招請晩餐会 / オーストラリア:真の父母様生涯展示会 / イスラエル:平和のためのサッカープログラム)
– 青年活動 (ネパール:南アジア青年指導者セミナー / ブラジル:第4回カープ伝道対象者1日セミナー / ロシア:青年伝道プロジェクト2016) Continue reading 週刊ブリーフィング:2016-09-24

週刊ブリーフィング:2016-09-17

日本語

1. 真の父母様の動静
– 真の父母様主管摂理機関特別集会
– 韓国:秋夕節本郷苑参拝式
– 韓国:秋夕節坡州原殿参拝式
2. 現場特集
– ヨーロッパ・ユーラシア・中東圏世界平和議員連合創設大会
3. 世界ニュース
– 神氏族メシヤ活動 (日本:16地区「神氏族メシヤ家庭 夫婦礼拝 及び 家庭教会認定式」/ 台湾:神氏族メシヤ祝福式 / フィリピン:3日神氏族メシヤ教育 / コンゴ民主共和国:新食口2日修練会)
– 平和運動 (韓国:第2回多文化平和祝祭 / タイ, ガーナ, ルワンダ, ボリビア, スリランカ:ピースロード2016)
– 青年活動 (タイ:純潔プロジェクト出帆 / ネパール:第138回青年新食口21日修練会修了式) Continue reading 週刊ブリーフィング:2016-09-17

The Breaking News of God’s Will for America

~from familyfed.org

The following message was given by FFWPU North America Continental Chairman, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, on Sunday, September 18, at La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, Maryland.

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Forty years ago, where was I? On the bus, in Seoul, and that morning (here it was evening), I got breaking news. I was a CARP leader at that time, and on my way to the CARP center. I was standing on the bus, and this breaking morning news came out on the bus, that Rev. Moon had over 300,000 people gathered at the Washington Monument Rally, and he spoke out about God’s message today for America.

I was so proud of what True Father was doing here in the Washington, D.C. area. Three hundred thousand people was breaking news to all of Korea. As Dr. Balcomb mentioned, 40 years later today, I shared another breaking news from the Washington Monument to True Mother.

You cannot delay breaking news for even one second. Breaking news means you immediately have to send this news out there, so just after our rally was over, I turned on my computer and tried to remember everything, and I sent it right away to True Mother and anyone else reporting about the victory of today’s Washington Monument Rally.

I am very proud of our work 40 years ago, and 40 years later today, we made this breaking news for God’s sake, for True Parents’ sake, for America’s sake. Don’t you think so? Two Japanese women passed by our event, and even though they didn’t know what was going to happen, they met our lovely sister, Mary Oben. This means that Heavenly Parent, True Parents, and even spirit world came down.

As True Mother mentioned, today we are celebrating not only our family members, we are celebrating this day with True Father and Heavenly Parent all of spirit world. They came down and supported this Washington Monument Rally 40 years ago. True Mother’s message mentioned that we are not just remembering 40 years ago; let us rise up once again. Your parents prepared and wore tears for the sake of America. True Mother is asking those who have left the movement, ‘Come back, my sons and daughters. Come back to me, I have your place. I blessed you abundantly, but you left. Why? Let us come together and rebuild a new start for making this country, America, a new America.’

True Mother is asking those who have left the movement, ‘Come back, my sons and daughters. Come back to me, I have your place. I blessed you abundantly, but you left. Why? Let us come together and rebuild a new start for making this country, America, a new America.’

I really appreciate the Washington area family members and District Pastors, New York family members, the National Ministry Team, those who drove all the way from Dallas, and ministers who came here this weekend. One pastor even took a train from Jackson, Mississippi. I don’t know how many times he had to transfer, but it took him 27 hours. He came from Jackson, Mississippi, 27 hours by train, to feel the spirit of 40 years ago and Father Moon’s warning message to America.

I am really inspired about True Mother’s message that America as the elder son nation must stand for the sake of others. We gather together in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, and I really hope we meet like this as much as possible, more and more, and walk together and take care of one another. We are so much divided; I want us to come together and work together and live for the sake of others. This was the main message 40 years ago by True Father at the Washington Monument Rally. America must lead for the sake of others. This is the main message. We cannot just work for our community; yes, we need to have that kind of responsibility, but our whole purpose is to live for the sake of others. America must lead for the sake of others. We received so much 40 years ago, but now times have changed. Let us live for the sake of others. America has a very strong foundation, and we must stand for sake of other nations. Let us make real once again True Father’s main message, and yesterday, True Mother’s message. Their core message is for America to live for the sake of others. Then, we can receive blessings. Let us take care.

This was the main message 40 years ago by True Father at the Washington Monument Rally. America must lead for the sake of others. This is the main message. We cannot just work for our community; yes, we need to have that kind of responsibility, but our whole purpose is to live for the sake of others. America must lead for the sake of others. We received so much 40 years ago, but now times have changed. Let us live for the sake of others. America has a very strong foundation, and we must stand for sake of other nations. Let us make real once again True Father’s main message, and yesterday, True Mother’s message. Their core message is for America to live for the sake of others. Then, we can receive blessings. Let us take care.

We received so much 40 years ago, but now times have changed. Let us live for the sake of others. America has a very strong foundation, and we must stand for sake of other nations. Let us make real once again True Father’s main message, and True Mother’s message from yesterday. Their core message is for America to live for the sake of others. Then, we can receive blessings.

One person can bring 15 buses when we unite. Even though we are a small family, I always think we are the mainstream, and we can change this country and the world centering on True Parents because we have Heavenly Parent, and we have the Second Coming Messiah, True Parents. We are the most mainstream organization, mainstream movement, saving this nation, saving the world. Once again, thank you to all our District Pastors and staff, and all our dear brothers and sisters from Washington, D.C. and around the nation. Thank you again and God bless you all.

True Mother’s Address on the 40th Anniversary of the Washington Monument Rally

~from familyfed.org

The following message was read by Sun Jin Moon, President of FFWPU International, on behalf of True Mother at the America and God’s Will Rally in Washington, D.C on September 17.

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Distinguished leaders, UPF Ambassadors for Peace, members of the American Clergy Leadership Conference; beloved blessed families and members of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification!

Thank you for joining this very historic program in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Washington Monument rally held in 1976 to help revive America on the occasion of America’s bicentennial.

The speech that my late husband, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, delivered forty years ago was entitledAmerica and God’s Will. This message conveyed the essence of God’s Will for this nation, and highlighted the core teachings that have been the focus of our shared ministry for well over fifty years.

Today, just as on that memorable evening 40 years ago, we have gathered to ask the most important question: What is the Will of God, our Heavenly Parent, and True Parents for America?

Respected leaders!

My husband poured his entire heart and soul into the message he delivered, believing that the very destiny of this nation was at stake. God had called our couple to America to awaken this nation to its true mission and purpose, to be a beacon of hope and guidance for the world.

I remember that day, forty years ago, as if it were yesterday. The words Rev. Moon so passionately spoke are inscribed deep within my heart. They truly are the medicine that this nation needs in order to heal itself.

How many nights I have been praying for this nation and its people, crying out in hopes that America and the American people can embrace the vision that my husband shared on that day 40 years ago!

Unfortunately, many have not had “eyes to see, or ears to hear.” And yet, we never gave up. I was always with my husband, especially during the darkest times. We lived each and every moment of our lives in service to the Will of our Heavenly Parent.

Beloved leaders!

Tragically, our current world does not manifest God’s original, heavenly ideal. On the contrary, the individuals, families, societies, and nations of our world continue to experience division and conflict. Terrorism, gun violence, broken families, poverty, injustices and the severe degradation of our beautiful planet that is threatening human well-being make the headlines on a daily basis.

The gap between God’s original ideal and the world we live in is regretfully wide. As our Heavenly Parent, God’s heart is broken. As he witnesses the suffering of his sons and daughters His heart is burdened with grief and pain. As the vertical True Parents of humankind, Rev. Moon and I profoundly understand and share in God’s grieving heart.

Respected leaders!

God longs to restore humanity and to establish one universal family under God, creating a global culture of heart and true love, centering on True Parents. The providence of God is fulfilled only on the foundation of the fulfilment of our own portion of responsibility. If we, as God’s sons and daughters, respond to God’s Will and take action, history moves forward toward restoration and, ultimately, the fulfillment of God’s original will. However, if we fail to recognize or respond to God’s Will, God’s providence is blocked and prolonged.

This point must be fully understood and remembered by each one of you, and especially the religious leaders. For, it has been the primary mission and purpose of religion, led by prophets and men and women of faith, to lead the way in fulfilling God’s ideal. This was the mission of Jesus, and the essence of what he taught.

As we know, even though Jesus was the only begotten son and messiah, he faced fierce opposition and rejection. Ultimately, contrary to his original mission, he tearfully went the way of the cross, and the complete fulfillment of God’s Will was not achieved at that time. The fulfillment of the providence that God had so lovingly prepared over 4,000 biblical years, with blood, sweat and tears, had to be prolonged.

Nevertheless, as the original True Parent of humankind, God could not abandon his children. A new dispensation for the salvation of humanity began.

Now, please understand that God does not have a magic wand that simply transforms this world. God’s providence always demands indemnity and the fulfillment of the human portion of responsibility, which consists of our understanding and our dutiful response to his Will. 

Respected leaders!

When looking at the history of the providence, we see that despite any setback or opposition, God’s providence continues! This is because God’s heart of true love for his beloved children is eternal and absolute. For this reason, even after Jesus’ ascension, Christianity spread throughout the world with Heaven’s blessing, laying the foundation for the completion of God’s providence. Indeed, just as with Rome at the time of Jesus, this nation of America was formed, protected and guided by Heaven so that God’s providence could advance toward that end.

Understanding God’s purpose for America, my husband and I came to this nation in 1971 with a clear mission. We came and invested our heart and soul to awaken this nation so that it could fulfill its mission and responsibility!

We could see that America was losing its way; its moral and spiritual foundation was in decline. We came here with a heart of desperation, prepared to give our lives. God had called us to America as a firefighter to put out the flames of sin and corruption and a doctor to heal its wounds.

We gave up everything to focus on this mission. Our family faced relentless persecution and opposition. Our children paid a very high price. Yet, we were determined to risk our lives and everything we had for the sake of God’s Will, centered on the ideal of sacrificial true love.

Beloved leaders!

You have been witnesses to the life my husband and I have led. You have witnessed the kind of life we led to realize God’s Will. You have also witnessed the life we led in the midst of persecution to awaken this blessed land of America to its God-given mission and help it overcome the challenges it has faced. I believe that you know the truth, that you have “eyes to see and ears to hear” and know for whose sake and for what purpose we dedicated our lives.

Who can deny that America today is in great need of a spiritual awakening? The Yankee Stadium and Washington Monument rallies we convened in 1976, along with countless others over these four decades, were designed to awaken America to fulfill its providential responsibility.

It is one of my saddest memories to reflect on the fact that my husband was unjustly imprisoned in Danbury prison, as a result of prejudice and ignorance. The man who gave his life for this nation, faced humiliation and rejection. Seeing this miserable situation, God, our Heavenly Parent, wept.

Respected leaders!

God has abundantly blessed America, but not for its own sake alone. America was called to serve God’s providence as a true “elder son” nation that lives for the sake of other nations; America was called to help usher in a worldwide awakening that would open the way for a world culture of heart to emerge, “one family under God.”

On this auspicious day, I have an urgent message to convey to this blessed elder nation of America:

“America, I proclaim and call upon you today to arise once more! You must not fail in your responsibility to serve God’s providence!”

For the sake of all those patriots who died for this nation, for the sake of the Pilgrim Fathers who braved countless hardships in search of religious freedom, and for the sake of your ancestors, America must not fail to live up to its responsibility.

Beloved leaders! Ladies and Gentlemen!

We stand at a very serious time in this nation’s history. Indeed, we are at a very serious point in world history. To overcome this challenge and help realize God’s ideal, I call upon Christian leaders, and all religious leaders, to awaken and stand firm on behalf of God’s Will. We must join together, going beyond the boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, status, culture, belief and religion to form one family under God.

I call also upon the legislators of this nation to set aside partisanship, and to move toward collaboration for the public good of the nation and for the sake of the entire world. Public servants must be awakened in the same way that spiritual leaders must be awakened to a life of service, living for the sake of others. That is the essence of good governance.

Respected leaders!

Recently, on the foundation of the Universal Peace Federation, I launched the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. UPF is currently carrying out a series of International Leadership Conferences to launch the parliamentarians’ association in the Asia Pacific Region, in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, culminating in December with a world level ILC in Washington DC. These ILC programs are igniting enthusiasm among parliamentarians, who are the representatives directly elected by the people, calling each one to transcend national interests and work together to realize a global community based on mutual dependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values.

I hope that many members of congress can encourage and support this initiative, and work with parliamentarians from 194 nations in a spirit of harmony and cooperation to solve our serious global problems, such as climate change, the rise of violent extremism, and the growing divisions among various nationalities, ethnicities, religions, and so on. America should be the elder brother in unifying the peoples and nations of the world as one family under God.

Respected leaders!

Everything my husband and I have invested in this nation is for the sake of God’s Will.

God is looking to us at this time. God has not given up on this nation. However, God cannot wait forever. The world is moving 180 degrees away from God’s Will. God needs not only individuals but an entire nation to stand on His side, to be his agent of change and transformation, centered on True Love.

Therefore, let us pledge to work together for the sake of God’s providence, and for the sake of 7.3 billion people on this earth.

Will you do that?

Can our Heavenly Parent trust your resolve and determination?

If your answer is “yes!” let us show our determination by giving a big round of applause to God and True Parents.

Beloved leaders!

We have gathered here today not just to honor the events of 40 years ago, but to bring that work to conclusion.

There is no time to delay. It is time for us to purge ourselves of any attachment to individualism. It is time for us to live and work to love, care, serve, and harmonize together as one family under God. If we unite centering on God and True Parents and work together, we can build a world of true love, true joy and true harmony. This is America’s mission! Let us build the Kingdom of God, right here in America, and let us spread true peace throughout the world.

God, our vertical True Parent, is here with us today. Also, my late husband and our True Father is surely present here today.

I would like to ask you once more to pray and reflect deeply about this message. Please search your heart so that you will come to know and follow the Will of God and True Father for this nation. Their hearts are aching, and hoping that each one of you will rise up to lead this nation in a new direction, that this nation may be “one nation under God”, a nation that liberates not only the suffering heart of humanity, but the very suffering heart of our Heavenly Parent, who has longed for the day when all his sons and daughters can be embraced as his true children.

Let us be the ones who fulfill God and True Parents’ Will at this crucial time in history.

May God bless you and your families; and forevermore, may God bless America.