From Today's World November–December 2010
Excerpts from Father's speech during hoondokhae on September 3 at Cheon Jeong Peace Palace
The Proclamation of the Substantial Word of God and the Era of the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind!1 That was the proclamation of the substantial word. On this day, True Parents were placed in the position of the master of heaven because they are the substantial embodiments of the Pledge. The Assembly for the Proclamation of the Substantial word of God and the Era of the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind was held this year on 5.27 by the heavenly calendar,2 on the foundation of the proclamation of the substantial word by True Parents, the king of kings, by the true God of all things in this world, who is both the invisible God and the visible God, and on the foundation of the proclamation of the word based on the firm establishment and complete settlement of True Parents. This day is of such great significance.
1 This is a translation of the name of two events (in Korea on July 8 and in the United States on July 24) and also of the speech that Father read at them. 2 Neither the lunar nor heavenly calendars have names for months. Externally, the dates of these two calendars are the same. In Today’s World, they are given as month-number and date (or Gregorian year, month-number and date when the year is other than the current year). (*5.27 is July 8th 2010 in the lunar calendar, CS admin)
What is the situation in the era of restoration through indemnity, in which everything is to be liberated, when the body and mind are in constant conflict as are the God of Night with the God of Day?3 Your body and mind are in a constant struggle. But now, in this era, the deep pit filled with the bitter pain of this conflict can be emptied out. The only thing that can bring this about is the Family Pledge.
3 Explanations received so far describe the God of Night as the God who created, and the God of Day as God after creating, but who could not fully appear due to the fact that humankind fell and God's ideal was not realized. We hope to offer further clarification on this point in future issues.
From this day, the proclamation of the settlement of the first Israel, the second Israel and the third Israel has been completed, and the invisible God and the visible God have become substantial. They have become the kings of kings in the religious realm of the satanic world. Furthermore, on the foundation of religion, True Parents have become one on the basis of a religious path, centered on the realm of heart stemming from the innermost world of the mind. Therefore, though there have been so many different kings in the satanic world, the king of kings will, at one stroke, change the bloodlines of those kings’ descendants.
In the course of their lives, the True Parents, who are the visible God, have lived with God in a realm unknown to anyone else…. They have climbed from the bottom most pits of hell to earth and have endured unheard-of persecution on the way. They had no place to stay even in the world of the most pitiful beggars and therefore have had to stand in a corner and act like beggars. Even so, they have continued to walk toward God. They have marched forward, driven by their longing for the world before the Fall, a heaven and earth filled with light, the liberated realm where the Pledge is manifest.
Absolute sexual ethics based on the realm of the cosmic Sabbath for the Parents of Heaven and Earth and based on the realm of liberation…. The path the absolute male seed must travel could not be firmly established. The God of Night and the God of Day couldn’t become one and settle down on all levels from the bottom of this earthly world up to the heavenly world. What numerous situations must be overcome in order to escape from this dark and evil world? Adam and Eve weren’t able to maintain absolute sexual ethics, which left God in grief for thousands of millennia. We are responsible to liberate Him from this sorrow. If you think about that, you’ll realize people cannot do this by themselves.
If there are the God of Night and the God of Day, making two, and the God of the Creation is the parent of Adam and Eve, who is the parent of Lucifer, the Archangel? Who is his master? I came to understand that his master is the God of Adam and Eve, for the two cannot be separated. Heaven and hell were meant to be one place but were divided instead. The boundary that divides them is not somewhere else; it is not out in space but deep down in the most fundamental part of your heart. We have not known this.
What obstacle stood in the way of the mind and stopped it from doing what it wanted to do? The God of Night lost the actual authority of love, the substance of the Principle, by which He could govern the God of Day. In other words, He lost the temple of God. What is the temple of God? It is the house of love. Where, then, is the house of love? Where is the house wherein God can dwell? Is God supposed to live somewhere in the solar system out in space, invisible to human beings?
God has not been able to see the achievement of the standard at which original love would blossom and give off fragrance—love that would be able to penetrate the Sun and not burn, nor give off the smell of burning even in a temperature of millions of degrees. By fulfilling the Family Pledge we are able to achieve this standard. What are the eight sections of the Family Pledge about? They start with words “Our family, the owner of Cheon Il Guk.” Have your families become owners of Cheon Il Guk?…
Today is Ahn Shi Il and that means “the day of peaceful attendance.” The Chinese character 侍 (shi in Ahn Shi Il) means to attend. That means that we don’t just ask things from God, we attend Him. Attendance is something carried out by a family. The person who is to be the father of that family attends heaven and earth; the substantial Mother should attend the incorporeal God that is attended by the Father and unite with the substantial God. Then what will happen to the walls that have obstructed the ages in history?