Resurrection

Hyo Jin Moon October 22, 1989 Belvedere


The single most important element we need in order to redeem and restore ourselves to our primary position is our relationship to True Parents. Only through True Parents' blood lineage can we attain true love and unity. Through marriage we can attain some physical happiness and a family-level love, but in order for us to attain true love, God must be present within us. There are many things that we may call "love," but without the principle way and the presence of God, there is no true, eternal and absolute love. To attain this true love horizontally we need a physical representation of God, which is True Parents.


The key point is that to create the ideal foundation for true love, there must first be an ideal subject and object relationship. For us to feel ideal love with a man or woman, we must consummate the marriage relationship. When a man and a woman unite, they can feel their heart's desire substantially manifested. If we want to substantiate God's true love, we must have an ideal subject/object relationship with Heavenly Father.


First, we have to understand the source of love: God. We call our parents the subject because they are the source of our life. There must always be a subject and object relationship because there must be a center. If we want to become a part of a family, we must have parents. There has to be a common ground that brings people together and unites them as a whole. Only through Heavenly Father can we all become one.


The ideal world is like an ideal family. If we are to duplicate this family atmosphere in the world, there has to be a parental figure -- a central figure, a leader or a subject. That is the importance of the subject/object relationship. Someone must take the place of Father and Mother in their absence. They cannot be everywhere at once, so their love must be spread through the propagation of children. People can come together centering on the children, who represent their parents.


Dwelling in God's Domain


Today I would like to talk about Resurrection. The Principle explains God's desire to find someone who can truly represent His will and His desires. It says in Daniel 5:21: "... the Most High God rules the kingdom of men, and sets over it whom He will." It almost sounds as though God is doing things randomly. But the important point is that Heavenly Father desires the ideal world. When you look at the end of the chapter on Resurrection, it says that the ultimate purpose of restoration is to restore mankind.


I feel that the chapter on Resurrection explains a very significant understanding of life and death. There is life based on goodness and life based on evil. True life means to dwell within the domain of Heavenly Father. Death means to deviate from the position within the realm of Heavenly Father's love.


Heavenly Father said to Adam and Eve that if they took the fruit of good and evil, they would surely die. And yet they took it. Physically, they were not dead. But they met their spiritual death by disobeying God's commandment, thereby leaving God's domain. The commandment actually distinguishes between what is the ideal domain and what is not. It clearly separates good and evil. If man follows God's word, he will remain within the realm of God. That is important.


Only within God's domain can man achieve oneness with God. Once you are out of it, there is no more unity with Heavenly Father, and thus no true eternal life. You can have everything: you can be fruitful, multiply, and have dominion over the earth, as long as you abide by the commandment set forth by God. That is the condition. It is very significant, because it clarifies what is right and what is wrong, what is of the ideal world and what is of the unideal world.


Death is the position of having been separated from the domain of God's love. In order for us to return to the position of God's love, we must find the domain of God, which was the Garden of Eden before the fall. Adam and Eve were to have become direct heirs to Heavenly Father.


Establishing God's Presence


That is why Jesus was described as the second Adam. In order for us to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, God's presence must first be established. God is our ultimate Parent. Jesus always clearly distinguished himself from Heavenly Father. He basically said: "I am His son; He is my Father. I am within Him and He is in me, but He is not me and I am not Him." He always put himself in the position of son. Parents and son are clearly two different entities, but through the blood lineage they are one. That is also the distinction between God and man. Through the blood lineage God and man are to become one.


God originally chose Adam and Eve and put them in the Garden of Eden to be His son and daughter. He gave them three blessings. When they multiplied and had dominion over the world, God would be a part of that creation.


Adam and Eve were created to become the first true parents. Since they didn't, Jesus was described as the Second Adam. Now we need the second advent of the Messiah because Jesus' goal to bring complete salvation to mankind, establishing the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, was not fulfilled. The people failed to unite with him. That is why this world is still far from an ideal condition. That is why we are still struggling to separate good and evil in our lives. Is it God's intention that good and evil coexist all around us? Never! The ideal of God is to manifest His Kingdom centering upon His ideal!


It is sometimes very difficult for you to receive Father's direction or take certain directions from central figures. What do you need in order for you to be obedient? Jesus had to tell the people. "If I do not the work of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though you believe not in me, believe the works that you may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in Him" (John 10:37). Many times we ask our Parents or our leaders for proof.


Jesus was concerned that there would be people claiming to be the Messiah in the last days. He knew that because we have experienced the unideal way of life, it is difficult for us to distinguish what is right and wrong. Many people have taken advantage of innocence and integrity. We ask these kinds of questions, "Where is the proof, how can I believe you?" because we have been deceived by Satan from the beginning of time. Satan told Adam and Eve if they only ate the fruit they would become like God. But the only way that Adam and Eve could become like God was by uniting with Him and receiving the Blessing. In order for Adam and Eve to become like God, they should have understood every little detail of God, to think, talk and feel like Him.


Accepting True Parents


Many of you are now blessed. Is it difficult for you to imagine True Parents as your parents? (Yes, sometimes) I can understand that difficulty. All of us are the victim of man's irresponsibility. But we are here to spread the joyful news that will bring the fulfillment of God's will. Within your lives it is important for you to accept this new way of thinking and even desiring. You have to desire in a way which will bring forth the realization of the ideal into your lives. You must accept True Parents as your parents, because the Kingdom of Heaven is a global family.