Rev. Hyung Jin Nim’s Speech to the National Leaders

February 22, 2011

February 05, 2011,  Cheong Pyeong, Korea

You know, we are very excited, very grateful to see all of you here in Korea

Isn’t it always nice to be back to the Fatherland! Yes? (Yes)

Okay, it is always an occasion to praise God.

For the last two days we had an amazing time with True Parents. And just incredible, so much blessing is showering upon us. I really feel this is a totally new year.

For us in the Korean church, we are very excited because a month ago Father, while he was in America, asked us to do a 21-day-workshop in Yeosu, especially for the safety of the country. And that was a very tense time, because that was the time North Korea had already bombed Yong Pyong Do, so it was already an act of war. And it was very very close to coming to war on this peninsula, very very close. So we went down to Yeosu and we had a 21-day-workshop there.

Father called me up during the middle, I had to go to America and come back, but it was really amazing. One of the things we began there is the “Holy Spirit Healing Service”, maybe you have heard about that. But for us, we really feel in the Korean Church now that the Holy Spirit is back in the Unifcation Church, that the Holy Spirit is back and is alive. It’s conducting all sorts of miraculous healings, amazing! Amazing! The Spirit is back!

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Rev. Yeon Ah Nim’s Sermon: “The Joy of Repentance”

February 18, 2011

February 13, 2011,  Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

A Special Korean Sermon by Rev. Yeon Ah Nim during the 2:00pm Service and was translated in English by Korean 2nd Gen named Cho Yeasook before the Holy Spirit Healing Service started.

I’m honored to be able to offer a sermon, after successfully closing the Cheonbok Festival.

Today, I would like to talk about “the joy of repentance.” The International President asked me to give a testimony and I hope today’s sermon will help you understand the International President’s message.

He said “we are all sinners before God and True Parents.” No matter how strictly we followed the Church laws, we are all sinners before True Parents. He also said the reason why we can stand before God and True Parents is not because we followed the laws.

What is our response when we hear this?

Sure we know, but isn’t there a better way to express this? Such as, we still have fallen nature…

We believe that we did nothing that evil to be told that we are ‘sinners’. We even think that this is not fair. After all, aren’t we attending the service faithfully now?

I’m not here talk about the types of sin, or its theological validity. I’m here to think about why he emphasizes that we are all sinners. Let’s all look back seriously how we think about our behavior in daily life. Also, I’d like to talk about the meaning of repentance that he is referring to.

One day, I read an interview of a Christian minister in the newspaper. He said, “Even when I become 100 years old, or have attended God my entire life, tomorrow I can still turn out to be a Judas. So I keep praying.. and am careful about myself.” This reminds us the importance of being as humble as the minister.

The Holy Spirit Healing Service helped me to truly realize and repent that I am a sinner.

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Realm of Shimjung

February 12, 2011

January 9, 2011,  Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Today I’d like to talk to you about the realm of shimjung.

Let’s start first with looking at True Parents’ words. This is from Cheon Seong Gyeong p.341 and let’s read together,”What kind of people are True Parents? True Parents symbolize the hope of all people. They symbolize the absolute hope before fallen humankind. They are the fruit of history, center of the age and the starting point for the future when human beings can be connected to this world where they are living today.” Aju!

And let’s look at Galatians 2:16, and let’s read together,”Know that a man is not justified by observing the Law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we too have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the Law, because by observing the Law, no one will be justified.” Aju!

This is such an important piece of St. Paul’s works. In America we hear these kinds of quotations all the time, but I never could understand the meaning behind this. I remember when I was a student at the divinity school, and there was one other 2nd generation blessed child, a sister, and I remember her telling me, “You know we are so Jewish!” She said that to me.

I was studying Buddhism and Eastern religions and I did not know what the heck she was talking about, but she said to me,”We are so Jewish!”

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Rev. Hyung Jin Moon: Address to the UPF International Leadership Conference

February 11, 2011

Seoul, Korea, February 7, 2011

When we look at religion, it is Father Moon’s great insight that at the very core, what religion truly seeks is relationship. The Latin etymology of the word is to re-connect back to a relationship first with God, and then heaven, earth, and mankind. Only through relationship can the virtues of love, peace, tolerance, harmony, compassion can exist. Everything is based on relationships. Even the creation of time and space is centered on God’s desire for relationships.

The 13th century Italian mathematician Fibonacci introduced Arabic numerals into the Western world.  This is created by a sequence of numbers: 1+1=2,… It is known as the Golden Mean and the perfect proportion. Through this sequence one can create an incredible shape known as the Fibonacci spiral. It can be found all over the universe. One of the great truths that Father Moon has taught us is that God relates to us with numbers. When you look at the spiral galaxies and the way water spirals down a drain, what you see is the Fibonacci spiral. It also appears in the way sub-atomic particles move in zero gravity. You see it in snails and their shells, how petals grow on flowers and branches form on trees. You see it in the way tendrils of pumpkin vines grow. You see it in the tusks of mammals and horns of animals. You see it in the proportion of the beak of an eagle and parrot. You see it under the water and in flying animals – on the tails of sea horses and chameleons. You see it in snowflakes. You will see the spiral on your fingertips, the cochlea of the ear, 26 curves of brain, the DNA helix, and the umbilical cord of a baby.

Can you see a pattern emerging?

The creator created this universe with the desire for relationship and with a mind. Everyone around the globe looking at something with the proportion of 1:1618 will see it as a proportion of beauty.

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God’s Goal

February 11, 2011

December 19, 2010,  Yeosu, Korea

I hope all of you are having a wonderful time during the special 21-day workshop.  I think it’s really a different sort of workshop this time, because we are able to practice together as a community, too.

Today, I would like to talk to you about our true purpose, the purpose of God.  Over the course of the last few days, we’ve been reiterating many times, I don’t know if it came across in translation but we’ve been emphasizing this point. What is the purpose of creation?  This is a fundamental question because the question is, why did God create everything?  What is the purpose of God’s creation?

You will hear many, many lectures, even in our church, that say the purpose of God’s creation was to create the ideal or perfect world where there is world peace, love, etc., or the purpose of creation is the universe that is at peace, even that the family was the purpose of creation.  But we have to be very clear about what the purpose of creation actually is and what the result of the purpose of creation is. It is very important to have this clarified.

The purpose of creation from the Principle perspective we know, even in the HDH we read at the service, is that God had wanted to find the true love reciprocal partner, the true object partner of His true love.  That becomes the purpose of creation.  Everything of God’s intention is moving towards the perfected object partner of God’s true love, the reciprocal partner.

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