International Pres. Hyung-Jin Nim’s Speech to National Leaders at Cheong Pyeong, June 12 , 2010

June 28, 2010

Brothers and Sisters from around the world, it is again a pleasure to see you all here at Cheong Pyeong. I am sure that a lot of you have actually heard rumors or whatever, surrounding certain issues in our church, which are causing confusion in different regions. And you probably even saw stuff on the Internet. But I am sure you did not see this in so much detail.

The fact of the matter is though; True Parents have been suffering greatly over the past 15 plus months. On many occasions, as all of you who are with True Parents during HDH know, Parents very strongly said, even many times, to take legal action. And I and Kook-jin nim, we went to Parents multiple times, and we begged them to please give a little more time, before we do such things.

So it may seem to our worldwide membership that this is very sudden, but actually for the past 15 plus months True Parents have been suffering through this ordeal. I am sure that you all know that the real reason that True Parents are going to Las Vegas is because they are, of course, trying to meet their son. So it is actually a very painful situation for all of us in the Unification Church. Anybody that has to be in leadership, and especially in the True Family, especially True Parents, this is absolutely heart-breaking.

So I think that we all have to remember where our faith is at the center. True Parents give us life, true love and true lineage; and then our responsibility is to give them absolute faith and love and obedience. We all fail at that to certain degrees during our life of faith. And if we look at our lives, we will notice that actually we are not perfect either; that we all have sinned. We may not have Original Sin, due to True Parents blessing, but we do have collective sin, we do have hereditary sin, and we do have individual sin, which we accumulate on a daily basis every day. So, one of the things that we must remember is that we are sinners.

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Special Sermon: International President, Hyung Jin Moon’s Speech to the 120-Days Workshop Participants

June 22, 2010

June  13, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Yesterday, we traveled to Daejeon to conduct a Seunghwa Ceremony for the 4,024 patriots who lost their lives in the Korean War. With the special amnesty blessing by True Father, the Seunghwa Ceremony for these soldiers who died in defense of Korea was allowed.

I officiated the ceremony in place of True Father, but some amazing military men participated. There was a general in active service, local politicians and regional leaders, and many elder citizens, who had fought in the war, approx. 200-300 took part.

I said to the participants, “I am honored to be able to speak before you, because in Tongil-gyo, we believe that our country is not just a small country in the Orient, but that it is the center of the world. We believe that this country is a holy ground, where the LSA has come. You fought to defend this country, so I wish to offer you my heartfelt respects. And I offered a bow.

We are grateful that you risked your lives to fight to defend this Fatherland.

After the Seunghwa Ceremony and Holy Wine Ceremony were over, many of the veterans came up to me, saying, “You were raised well by your Father. You were born in America but you studied Korean well, and you were raised in the US but you value Korea well.”

I said to that General, “I’m not special. All of our Unificationists are like that. I’m grateful that I can offer a bow to all of you.”

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Love Conquers All

June 11, 2010

May  30, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Welcoming Remarks:

Yeon-ah nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. (Good afternoon!) Good afternoon. It is so great to see you all. Welcome to the headquarters of the Unification Church. Even though as a human being we are weak, within Heavenly Father and True Parents’ love we can be strong. Today we sincerely hope and pray that we can be proud sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and True Parents with their true love. Aju.

Hyung-jin nim:

Good afternoon brothers and sisters. Let’s manifest the Principle first. Give and receive action; four position foundation; may I inherit the True love of God. Aju.

Today is Cheon Seong Gyeong 3:16, and Father speaks. He says, The core of the universe is human, the root of life is love and the root of love is God.”

When we as Unificationists say Aju, that is composed of two Chinese characters. As you know ‘amen’ was the traditional way of affirming a particular prayer or statement, and it means ‘truth’ and ‘so be it.’ Truly, it is an affirmation of what has been said. But True Father has given us Aju, which means in the Chinese characters, the Chinese character ‘me’ or ‘myself’ or ‘my,’ and the second character juinchuja, which is ‘Lord.’ So here, what we can understand is that whenever we say ‘Aju’ as Unificationists, what we are doing is praising the Lord. We are saying, “My Lord!” See, “Aju!” That is what we are saying.

So in the Korean congregation, the services, we have been doing a very fun exercise and training. What we usually do is say, “Hallelujah, amen,”—hallelujah is from the Hebrew which means ‘praise God’Na-e junim!” Na-e junim means ‘my Lord.’ “We praise you,” this kind of feeling is inside there. And then we say “Aju.”

So when I say “na-e junim,” you guys say, “Aju.” Ready? Na-e junim! (Aju!). Hey, you did it. See how wonderful that was? But whenever we do that we are actually affirming God. We are thanking him and lifting up our praise to him. So we don’t just say ‘truth’ and ‘so be it.’ Every time we feel the grace of God, we lift up our praises to heaven and return the glory back to Almighty God. Na-e junim! (Aju!) Oh yes! You guys learn very quickly!

Brothers and sisters, now we are going to meet one of our wonderful brothers and one of our families. As True Parents said, the core of human beings is life, the core of life is love, and the root of love is God. And here we can truly feel the pulse of God’s life and love in the wonderful families who really make a difference in our community. This is a wonderful family that we have known from Ma-Po Church. Just a tremendous family of faith; wonderful children. So through this video we are going to have a chance to meet Jo Hyeon-hwan and Kim Sam-sook’s family. Let’s take a look at this video.

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Special Sermon: “Liberating True Parents through Practice of Jengseong and Love” and “Victory of 210,000 Church: Let’s Inherit True Love and Create a Heavenly Storm!”

June 2, 2010

May 23, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Guest Speakers:  CBG Southern Region Pastor – Rev. Hong Seong Bok and CBG Northern Region Pastor – SeoYu Am Hoonsa

Welcoming Remarks:

Yeon-ah nim:

Good afternoon, Brothers and Sisters.  Welcome to the headquarters of Unification Church.  Everybody, please be careful with colds.  I have a cold, even if it’s getting close to summer. (…) We sincerely hope and pray that, in the name of Heavenly Father and True Parents, North and South can be united in a peaceful way. Aju.

Hyung-jin nim:

Good afternoon, Brothers and Sisters.  Let’s first manifest the Principle: give and receive action, four position foundation, may I inherit the true love of God, Aju.

In today’s Cheon Seong Gyeong, 10:11, Father speaks.  He says, “The church is a holy place that connects heaven and earth.  It is a gate to the world, enabling people to interact in relationships of cooperation, and as a spiritual pillar, for the church supplies strength in our daily life.” Aju.

Brothers and Sisters, we are living in a most special era.  The whole world is observing Korea, with the whole situation that is unfolding between the South and the North, for the unity of North and South Korea.  It’s so important that we understand that the unity of the North and the South is not going to come by the South just looking down upon the North.  No, but we have to really understand and see that they are also people, but they are behaving in a certain way, not because they’re inherently evil, but because as one of our presidents who is at Pyonghwa motors there says, “They don’t know any better, but they’re searching and they’re looking, and they desire something greater.”  So Brothers and Sisters, in this most uncertain time, we want to also reach out all our prayers today.  That’s what we are going to be focusing on in our one-on-one prayers today.

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Special Sermon:”Let Us be the Righteous Person of CBG” and “God’s Calling and our Mission”

June 2, 2010

May 16, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Guest Speakers: CBG East Region Pastor – Rev. Man Woong Cho and    CBG West Region Pastor – Hoonsa Yong Ha Kim

Welcoming Remarks:

Yeon Ah Nim:

Welcome to our international service!

Before we say anything, could we give a warm applause to our beautiful Japanese sisters for their beautiful song? (Applause)

Last week we were with True Parents in America for the world level ascension ceremony. We were so glad to attend True Parents, and it was so nice to see In-jin nim and In-jin nim’s family and American members. Today we sincerely hope and pray that through this worship service we can become better sons and daughters of True Parents and Heavenly Father. Aju!

Hyung Jin Nim:

Good evening brothers and sisters. Let us begin by manifesting the Principle: give and receive action, four position foundation; may I inherit the true love of God! Aju!

“You can reach the kingdom of heaven through the church,” Father says, “the family must pass through the church, so the church is a foundation for families to bring victories. It is a place where family laws emerge, a place where the nobility of character is recognized and it is a training ground for the kingdom of heaven.” This is from “The way of the spiritual leader” p 238 number 10, 12 and 13.

Brothers and sisters, we are really so blessed to be able to be in a community, to have people around us who share the same faith, who are walking with us on the path towards heaven. It is in that community that we can find so many riches and such wisdom.

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