Sacred Blood of the Lamb

August 28, 2010

August 22, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters, good to see you today. Today we will be talking about the “Sacred Blood of the Lamb.” But first I would like to give my thanks to Han Maeum Hyeolekwon, which is ‘One Heart. Donation Foundation’ that has come out today to help us with the 7 Deaths and Resurrections Blood Drive Training. Training that we’re doing today, and what’s very exciting about this is that, as Unificationists we are going to be participating in this kind of training.

Just as our TP shed their blood for the salvation of humankind, even for us and our families, to bless us with families and spouse, etc., in the same way, we inherit that kind of true love. And now we shed blood for the world. We give our blood to save the lives of people who are sick and dying. So it is great training to be able to not only donate blood, but to substantialize the type of heart and nature of TP and of God. To inherit the true love of God.

As you know, we are doing this in the name of the Unification Church, the Unification Movement, Unificationism. We are doing it in our name. Not as in the past where we did it in different names, but we are doing it very up front with our name.  This is, actually in different countries, it wasn’t a big problem, but here in Korea, we used to not do these kinds of activities in Tongilgyo’s name.  So it is such an exciting day because we can do this wonderful training, this incredible service to save people’s lives in the name of the UC. It is not HSAUWC where we were the Holy Spirit Assn for the Unification of World Christianity, the foundation level where True Father had the mission to unite the Christian world, and upon that foundation to establish the kingdom of heaven. But because of the failure of the people’s not becoming one with True Parents, we know that the long indemnity course had to be walked by our True Parents. We know the great suffering and the 6 imprisonments and tortures and the walk the path toward deaths had to be walked. And that indemnity had to be paid.

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The Power of Trusting God

August 27, 2010

August 15, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Welcoming Remarks:

Yeon-ah nim:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters! Welcome to the Headquarters of the Unification Church. Today I heard that a lot of our Japanese Sung Hwa students came to our Cheon Bok Gung. Can you wave your hands and make a big noise? (They do) Thank you. Welcome, welcome brothers and sisters!

Today we sincerely hope and pray that we always remember the greatness and goodness of our Heavenly Father. No matter what obstacles we are facing, we are always in God’s hands. 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 and word of God! Aju!

Today we read from Cheon Seong Gyeong 1:44, and Father says:

“What lies within the sermons, core teachings and the words you hear from the Unification Church? Its teachings can liberate God, whose heart is in confinement.”

I have been studying a little bit on Islam recently and looking at the Prophet Muhammad’s life. Such an amazing and rich tradition! Muhammad is seen as the perfect human being, the perfect servant of God, the slave of God -as it is put- and seen as having complete obedience to God’s will. It is of course a very deeply inspiring way of life, and no one can deny that our Muslim brothers and sisters live a very devout prayer life.

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Special Sermon by Rev. Kim Gab-Yong – “Victory of the Summer 40-Day Witnessing through Jeongseong”

August 25, 2010

July 25, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung,  Seoul Korea

Main Sermon:

Before I read God’s words from True Parents:

”Why do we need a summer witnessing period?” It is so that I can place you in a position to determine your place; by that I mean is, that you stand midway between God and Satan’s side and decide to stand with heaven. All human beings must be able to become true people and do what Satan cannot do; therefore at the same time as you restore authority of human beings as it was originally intended in front of heaven, you must indemnify the standard of heart that had caused the harm. In so doing you must raise the standard in your daily life environment so that you will once again attend the heavenly parent. Otherwise you will not be able to become citizens of the heavenly Kingdom. This is the heavenly principle. Aju!

I would like to read together Father’s words about 40-day witnessing and the importance of 3 spiritual children. Let us read together! “We decided on 40 days because there are 40 hills to be surmounted. What must you all do to make an indemnity offering? First, you must have a Central Figure. Second, you need a Time Period. Third, you need an object of the condition. For this reason such a time period is essential. Then what is next? You need an object of the condition. The condition you each need to establish is that of finding 3 new spiritual children. You should find them during the course of this 40-day period. You must offer all your dedicated effort during this time. That is the issue at hand: finding 3 spiritual children! Aju!”

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Special Sermon by Rev. In-Young Song – “If We Are Connected in Heart, We Can Accomplish God’s Will”

August 21, 2010

August 1, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung,  Seoul Korea

WELCOMING REMARKS  by HYUNG JIN NIM (Video Message):

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters! We are sending our greetings from Hannam dong.  We are leaving in just a couple minutes to go to the airport.  We just came back from the United States where we could attend our True Parents and see our brothers and sisters in America.  It was very inspirational.  Father shared many hours of Hoon Dok Hwae every morning and a time singing and dancing.  It was really wonderful.  Brothers and sisters really missed that kind of spirit, being with Parents so close.  It was such an inspirational time that we were able to share while we were there.

We are now leaving for the airport to make our way to Nepal, Thailand and Philippines to visit our brothers and sisters in that part of Asia.  As you know, we have many many central blessed families all around in each one of these countries.  We will be visiting them and encouraging our brothers and sisters there.

We realize and feel, as Paul said, that we are one in the body of Christ, in the love of True Parents; that we are one with them and one with the Unification family.  Brothers and sisters, today let us offer glory and joy to True Parents during our worship service. Let us remember that True Parents are the substantial representative and manifestation of God on earth and that they can, in this age of Chung Il Guk, be able to be present with us during the service even though we are apart from them physically.  Let us offer our joy and glory to them on this day.  Let us and praise God and remember His goodness on this day and let us give joy to God this day.

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Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Address to Members in the Philippines

August 17, 2010

Headquarters Church, Main Sanctuary
August 4, 2010

This was Hyung Jin Nim’s third public address to members on his World Tour (first in Nepal, second in Thailand). It lasted about 1.5 hours and was by far the sermon that seemed to connect all the dots. While addressing the difficult issues he and we all struggle with, he did so with the power of simple logic rooted in the heart of love for God and his Father. At times, it was as if heaven opened and we were brought into a new and higher understanding of what it means to be a filial son. For this reason, the entire sermon is paraphrased and included in the report to True Parents. This is not a literal transcription; it is reproduced from notes taken during the service.

It is a glorious morning. Let‘s give a round of applause to our Heavenly Father for creating such a beautiful day.

We are living at a time when Christ has returned. Imagine yourself living on earth when Jesus lived here 2,000 years ago. Imagine if you were able to attend him directly. Just imagine.

But Jesus was a man. He was not God the Creator, as Christian theology makes him out to be. And Jesus could forgive sins. That was unimaginable at that time. People thought, ‗Only God can forgive sins.‘ However, Jesus said he could forgive sins — and he did. How misunderstood Jesus was. And yet his faith and love for God never wavered.

I was born into the Unification Church – I did not convert. Most of you joined the church from a Christian background. I didn‘t do that. Therefore, I hardly knew anything about Christianity. I did not know their world view, or their theology.

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Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Keynote Address at International Leadership Conference

August 16, 2010

July 24, 2010
New York

The following is Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Keynote Address given at the International Leadership Conference held in New York City on the morning of July 24th, 2010. It was then shown to the nation via live broadcast during the Lovin’ Life Ministries service held on August 8, 2010.

Good morning, brothers and sisters. It is morning here, right? I was just in Korea.
I always like to start by explaining the Unification symbol. When we see the cross, we are reminded of the failure of humanity to accept Jesus, and we can be reminded of the pain of God’s heart. When we see the Unification Church symbol, we can see the hope of joy, the hope of God before all of creation. In this symbol the circle represents what we call give and receive action. All things in the universe must give and receive as they are in relation with one another.

The square in the middle represents the Four Position Foundation, or God’s original ideal of family—it has the parent, the child, and all centered on God. The center of that symbol is God’s essence, and that essence is true love. When we begin, we always like to draw the symbol with our hands. I want to ask you all to join me in drawing the symbol with our hands. We’re going to first draw the circle, that is, give and receive action, then the Four Position Foundation, and then receiving or inheriting the true love of God. Aju. Give yourselves a warm round of applause.

As you all know, whenever we pray, we end with the word Aju. It’s important to understand the meaning of Aju. It is from Chinese characters. The character for Ah is for me, myself, or my. It can also be possessive, mine. Then Ju is the character for lord or owner. So every time Unificationists pray and say, “Amen, Aju,” what we’re saying in Aju is that we’re praising God, saying, “My Lord.” It’s very important to understand how we end our prayers and how we can understand what Father Moon has guided us to report to heaven.

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Prayer and Meditation

August 14, 2010

July 18, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan,  Seoul Korea

Welcoming remarks :

Good afternoon brothers and sisters.  Welcome to the headquarters of the Unification Church.   We can feel God’s presence wherever we go and wherever we are!  Aju.

Today is Cheon Seong Gyung, 10:38.  Father says: “When you are doing witnessing, you will feel joy.  On the other hand, without witnessing, happiness will not come.  I am also carrying on this work because I feel great pain if I don’t do it.  When I do witnessing, I feel great joy, even when I’m being cursed at.” Aju.

These are Father’s words in 1967 when we were being strongly persecuted in the Fatherland.  You can tell Father’s great heart in trying to have the salvific heart to save the nation of Korea, etc.  And he gives us that guidance; when we go witnessing, when we go out with the heart of the parent to save the children, then we feel joy.  Brothers and sisters, it is in this spirit that we can actualize CIG.  In this spirit is where we can really liberate Heaven, and also liberate the “han” or the heart of True Parents as well.  As we do every week, we meet one wonderful Unificationist.  We love to meet the families on the ground, and particularly this week, we’re going to be meeting one of our elder family members, a 36 couple, Ambassador Han.  Let’s meet him in this video.  (Video clip starts.)

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