from CBG Book 6, Chapter 2, Section 5 (–> full text)
True Parents held two events to celebrate Americas bicentennial. The first was the Yankee Stadium Rally, June 1, 1976, in New York City. This rally was held in front of an audience of 50,000, amid stormy weather and the occasional shouts of protesters. True Father conveyed his message “God’s Hope for America” and proclaimed that God sent him to America in the role of a doctor and firefighter. This was a bold, historic declaration in America as “the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” During the third seven-year course, a completion-stage course, True Father took the decisive battle to the heart of America, which represented the center of the world. At this global and historic Junction of good and evil, True Parents established a standard for all indemnity conditions. For their June 14 issue, Newsweek International interviewed True Father and made that interview their cover story.
1 Jesus died on the cross after a three-year battle to unite the people of Israel, who were of the Jewish faith, which was the center of Judaism. The Unification Church will therefore connect its national standard in Korea, which is victorious both spiritually and physically, to America, the central nation in the spiritual Christian world. The spiritual standard reflects the world while the physical standard reflects the nation. Jesus’ three-year public life was on the national level, and he meant to expand it substantially to the worldwide level.
1976 is equivalent to the second year of Jesus’ three-year public course. Jesus’ crucifixion was decided not during the first but the second year of his public ministry. 1976 corresponds to the second year of Jesus’ public life, in which it was decided whether or not Jesus would be crucified.
This is in the third seven-year course, the second year of its first three years. In this year the decisive battle will be fought. After the formation stage comes the growth-stage. The growth-stage is the middle. Counting one-two-three, it is the middle number, and it is the midpoint between top and bottom, front and back, and left and right. The providence of restoration always meets its fate at a point in time based on the number two. Either it is dealt a final blow or it is set on a path to victory.
In the second year of Jesus’ three-year course, which would decide whether or not Jesus would be victorious on a national level, it was determined that he should go to the cross. Jesus had to bear the cross and the physical foundation was lost. I am engaged in a similar battle in America.
American citizens and the government are in an uproar. America’s 200 year history corresponds to the last 2,000 years of indemnity. The number 2 in 200 years and the 2nd year of this seven-year course are precisely matched. The 2nd year inherited only a spiritual foundation. Today the 200-year period is being claimed as indemnity, and this final battle will determine victory or defeat in both spirit and body on the global level. The front line of that battle is the 1976 Yankee Stadium Rally. This rally will be a war unprecedented in history. (084-150, 1976/02/22) Continue reading Yankee Stadium from CBG-B6-C2-S5