How To Achieve Love

Hyo Jin Moon November 24,1991 Belvedere. New York

Today's topic is "How To Achieve Love." It's a "how to" speech. As you know from the Principle, through the crucifixion, Jesus could save people only on the spiritual level. After Jesus ascended to the spiritual world, his work in the salvation process primarily centered upon the relationship between himself and the Holy Spirit. As you know, the Holy Spirit is in the mother's position. In essence, for Jesus to act with authority, he must achieve True Parentship. He must achieve an ideal position to represent the first Adam.

The ideal kingdom of God is attained through the perfection of mankind. That will happen when man and woman come under Heavenly Father and accept His ways. They must understand God's ideal of achieving love and ultimately love one another, first as brother and sister and when the time comes, in a marriage consummated under the blessing of God. From that point man can have an ideal family centered on God. That family will be magnified, creating an ideal world of goodness.

In order to restore fallen humanity, you must reestablish the position of Adam. That is why the messiah is coming. Although Christians believe Jesus attained the salvation of mankind through his crucifixion, he has to come again because his responsibility was not completely fulfilled. We need a True Parent with a physical body.

The scriptures speak of the importance of marriage. Jesus talked about it in Mark 10 and Matthew 19. He was speaking about himself in the parable of the marriage of the king's son. Marriage is important. Even Jesus wanted to achieve it but he could not. For whatever reason the Jews crucified him. I don't want to get into it right now, but you know what I mean. He never achieved marriage. He never had a wife. All the phenomenon that went on concerning the ascension of Jesus and all the spiritual phenomena that took place afterwards occurred through the relationship between him and the Holy Spirit.

That shows us the importance of True Parent's position. In order for you to be anointed by God and have the authority to use the power of God, you must be in the position of True Parents. Why? Because we have to re-establish the origin. The origin of humanity has to be established in order for us to restore the fall. The primary ancestors, Adam and Eve, were not perfected under God's principle. So according to the principle of restoration the same circumstances have to be re-established. This time around Adam and Eve have to be centered on God to achieve perfection and ultimately be blessed by Heavenly Father. That's the basis and foundation.

How is this relevant with respect to man and the spirit world where angels exist? How does the three part relationship between God, man and the angels work? Who are we? We have to understand who we are and the purpose of creation in order for us to be perfected under Heavenly Father. Ultimately we have the right and authority to have dominion over creation as well as over the world of angels.

Man was made in the image of God. We believe we are physical and at the same time, spiritual beings. All of us have, not just physical bodies, but spiritual bodies as well. The important thing is that through responsibility we attain perfection. However, the original mind is always connected to Heavenly Father. What does this tell us? Father always says that though we are fallen men we have an original mind. In other words, we were made in the image of God. Every one of us is a particle of God Himself. Every individual here bears his own uniqueness and is a representation of God Himself.

The Principle talks about the importance of sungsang and hyungsang relationship. Sungsang has to be in the subject position and hyung sang has to be in the object position. The original mind that we all bear is literally a particle of God. Based on that, through our own responsibility, physical ability and intellectual ability, we were to adopt that original spiritual body. In Hebrews 8 God talks about Jesus as the son. It says the son has authority over this world. He has the right to the throne of God. He told his son, "Me scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom." What does that mean? You must understand what is right.

The primary ancestors of mankind, Adam and Eve, fell. They should have known what was right. What was right was to unite with God, but they fell. They did not realize what was right. The scepter of God's kingdom is righteousness. There is right and wrong. Man was to separate what was right from what was wrong. What is right is centered on love. just as God absolutely needed man's presence to achieve the ideal kingdom of love, man needed to have the same desire and yearning for God. In Him lies the key of love. The principle of love was derived from God.

Everybody in this room posses a portion of God. Our ability to procreate is a literal affirmation of the eternal quality of Heavenly Father within the principle of love. It is a complete testimony. It is a very tangible, substantial testimony of how eternal love can dwell within the kingdom of God on earth.

When man achieves this perfection centered on God and realizes the principle of love, he is in the position to be united through marriage to attain oneness within this physical world. Ultimately when this husband and wife ascend to the spiritual world, they are literally, absolutely one with God. Why? Because man started as a part of God. Man is literally a little part of God which needs to perfect himself just as God has done. Every individual represents God. You could say every individual is God. However, you have to perfect yourself because you have been given an individual form and body. You have to perfect yourself through your physical form achieving perfection you can properly be part of Heavenly Father. Once you achieve the separation from evil and achieve righteousness centering on God's principle, you can become God. You are God. Amidst humanity, the sea of divine beings, True Parents are the representation of the origin of God. You must have the origin of God.

Once we attain perfection, we are one with God, our Father in the kingdom of heaven. The multitude of angels that exist within the angelic world represent the body. They are to be the object of an ever-growing humanity. Father always said, once man is perfected God will create a partner for the angels. God will anoint the angels with a partner. Unless man is perfected, an angelic being as object does not have the authority to consummate a marriage and multiply. The angels exist to harmoniously balance the eternally growing multitude of humanity. People talk about this guardian angel fairy tale, but it has a certain degree of relevance. Everybody has a spiritual object. Once you achieve perfection through marriage as a man and woman, you are a perfected being. That perfected being also needs a body, an ideal object. That ideal object is the angels.

What went wrong in the scheme of creation? The archangel was in the Position to see man perfect himself. At the same time man was in the object's position but the archangel did not put himself in the position to love man.

Think about it, when you look at your wife and she looks at you, you both realize the same thing: "The only way that I can achieve love is through you, and vice versa." What is indirectly being said is that my fate, my perfection, lies in your hands and your fate lies in mine. The angel should have accepted that concept of his fate belonging not to himself but to another. The perfection of angels and the perfection of man laid not in the hands of themselves, but of one another. The archangel had to realize his position as an object to mankind and make sure that man was perfected centered on God. Why? Because his perfection lay in the perfection of man. If he would have thought of that, what would have tempted him? But he couldn't think about that. He couldn't accept the fact that his fate and his perfection lay in the hands of this miserable little young person. He just couldn't deal with that. Here was this old wise angel. He helped God create the world. He knew the Principle better than Adam. He was God like in a sense. He obviously had greater knowledge. He had to have greater knowledge in a huge sense to tempt somebody and Adam was stupid enough to fall for his temptation. I bet the temptation was great. The archangel knew everything. He knew how the mind of this stupid numskull called Adam ticked. He knew how he worked. Since the archangel knew the adolescent mind of Adam, he could manipulate Adam and that's why he fell.