Hyo Jin Moon October 1, 1989
In September, Father asked Hyo Jin Nim to lecture Divine Principle at Belvedere Sunday service.
Good morning. Can anybody share with me the purpose of creation? (Joy.) According to the Principle, the purpose of creation is to bring joy to Heavenly Father. How can God attain His joy? He must have man, right? The existence of man is absolutely necessary for Heavenly Father to have joy. Man's value lies in being able to provide joy to Heavenly Father. What is the process for attaining joy? It comes from man becoming one with God's ideal. Centering on God's ideal, man's responsibility is to unite with Heavenly Father, thus bringing Him joy.
At this point, it is very important to realize the meaning behind the existence of the angelic world. In Hebrews 1:4, it says that true man is made much superior to the angels. And in Cor. 6:3, "Do you not know that we are meant to judge the angels?" The Bible says that angels are subordinate to man. Man is meant to be subject. Why is this so important?
In Genesis, we see that Heavenly Father created the world with the assistance of the angelic world. So, prior to the existence of the physical world, angels existed. And if the angelic world were in the position to assist Heavenly Father, that means they were in a position in some way comparable to God; they could understand and bring fulfillment to His needs. Angels knew about the inner qualities of God. That means they must also have possessed those qualities. Then why is God saying that man is in the position of subject to the angels? The reason is that man is to become the physical embodiment and manifestation of the spiritual God.
Purpose of the Angelic Realm
It says clearly in Rev. 2:9 that angels are servants to man. When John was guided by the angel to see the vision of the Kingdom of Heaven, he was very moved by it, and afterwards he knelt down in front of the angel. The angel turned to John and told him not to bow to him because he was his servant.
Angels are clearly in the position of objects/servants to man. Why is this important? Because there has to be a clear subject and object relationship in order for God's ideal to be manifested on earth. An absolute subject and object relationship is necessary in order for God's ideal to be manifested. The meaning of the foundation of substance is exactly that: subject and object relationship. The whole history of mankind is about restoring this relationship.
Subject/object relationship is the reason that God created the angelic realm. How can one attain happiness? One must have an object, right? Without a reciprocal base, there is no substantiation of love. With the help of the angelic world, God created the world. They are servants, objects to Heavenly Father. Within Himself there is original sung-sang and hyung-sang and through this reciprocation comes the manifestation of the ideal. Therefore, the fulfillment of creation lies in man having dominion over all created beings. Man's perfection lies in becoming subject to the angels, because if man is to become the embodiment of God, man must possess God's quality of dominion.
You must also understand that the angelic realm is a spiritual stage. Heavenly Father is a spiritual being, and the reason for the creation of the physical world is to bring the ideal into manifestation. God's desire to substantiate joy can only be attained through the manifestation of this particular creation process. Joy was God's sole desire in creating. He did not want any of all the other possibilities, he wanted the one particular quality of true love to be manifested. The angelic realm represents the spiritual form of Heavenly Father, and based upon the reciprocal give and take in this spiritual stage, came the physical world.