On Easter Sunday morning April 17, 1935 when the young Messiah was 15 years old Jesus came to him as he was deep in prayer on a mountain side. Jesus asked him to complete his mission of bringing unity to mankind. For the next ten years he learned the Divine Principle from God, Jesus and many saints in the spirit world, and he fought terrible spiritual battles with Satan to discover the Fall -- how evil came into the world. Only the pure Messiah can discover the root of evil.
He lived during a time when Korea was dominated by the Japanese. They brutally tortured many Christians. They tried to obliterate their culture and language. During the 40 years of domination from 1905-1945 they changed the name of the country from Korea to its ancient name of Chosen. Sun Myung Moon worked with those Christians who refused to worship the Japanese shrines. (Ancient Israel had been dominated by the Greeks who also made the people worship their gods.) Many of these Christians had revelations the Lord was coming to them. Sun Myung Moon was beaten to near death by Japanese soldiers, but he never revealed the names of any Christians in the underground movement.
On August 15, 1945 the world rejoiced as the Japanese surrendered. The Korean people were free from their domination, and the Koreans celebrated even more than the rest of the world. In the middle of this rejoicing, when everyone was delirious with happiness, Sun Myung Moon made his way to his torturers. He loved his enemies. He found them and told them they were in great danger and to their disbelief he helped carry their luggage to their vehicle and helped them to return to Japan before they were punished. On this day, the young Messiah began his public ministry. The purpose of World War II was not only to stop the satanic Hitler and defend ourselves from Japan but a more internal reason was to free Korea from Japanese bondage so the Messiah could speak freely. The relationship between Korea and America was parallel to that of Rome and Israel. South Korea was governed in 1945 by the American Army.
Satan tried to rule the world by starting World War II. God worked hard to support the Allies: America, England and France. In 1945 they were victorious over the axis nations: Germany, Italy and Japan.
The Second World War was inevitable to pay for the tragedy of murdering Jesus. Again God's side won and this blood payment on a world level allowed the Third Adam to begin his ministry in 1945 as the young Messiah. World War II was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Armageddon in Revelations.
Hitler was a satanic imitation of Jesus -- the Second Adam. Hitler was a Jew; he started his public life when he was 30 years old. He never married but had a secret girlfriend named Eva. He spoke of a millennium, never had children and his body was never found. He spoke of Jesus and thought of himself as the savior of the world.
The ultimate reason for the victory of World War II was to free the Messiah in Korea. God and the Messiah are in a hurry. During World War II the Messiah was in great danger. To end the war quickly, God inspired the building and the use of the atomic bomb. And it worked. Japan immediately surrendered and Korea was liberated. The Messiah could speak freely. In 1945 he approached those in the John the Baptist positions. They rejected him and like Jesus he had to take a John the Baptist role.
God's plan was for the young Messiah to be accepted by the Korean Christians. God had prepared Sygman Rhee to be the President of Korea. He had been working tirelessly to free Korea for 40 years. He had lived in America and received his Ph.D. at Princeton from Woodrow Wilson who was the president of Princeton then. Rhee was Christian, spoke perfect English and had a western wife. He was to accept the Messiah and then with the Korean Christians be the John the Baptist who would witness to the Christian leaders of America and to the President of the United States. It was a reenactment of Jesus who with John the Baptist and the Israelites were to go to Rome. Within three years since he started his ministry on August 15, 1945 by 1948 America would have accepted the Messiah and sacrificed even more than it did in WWII to help the poor nations of the world and to convert the Soviet Union with its example of sacrificial God's love. But the political leaders remained ignorant as well as the Christian leaders.
Billy Graham was world wide John the Baptist
Billy Graham was the world wide John the Baptist. Elijah and John the Baptist have worked with him to make him famous. He does not know they are trying to get him to accept the new Messiah anymore than John the Baptist knew that Elijah was working with him to accept Jesus. Billy Graham, like John the Baptist, has rejected the Messiah. Because he and the Christian leaders have done so it is extremely difficult for the one billion Christians to accept the new Messiah because they follow and believe their leaders. God prepared Billy Graham. It is no coincidence that his wife, Ruth, went to a Christian school in North Korea when she was 16 years old. She is the same age as the Messiah.
World War III
World War III is the cold war with Communism. It doesn't have to be a hot war, and still is not inevitable. The Soviet Union was weak in 1945. America was at its peak. It was God's golden opportunity for America to spread the Messiah's teaching, the Divine Principle, to all the corners of the world. Within seven years -- from 1945 to 1952 the entire world would have accepted the Messiah. It would have been the glorious messianic age. Communism would have disappeared. In 1945 China wasn't even communist yet. It would never have gone communist. If the Messiah had been accepted then the Soviet Union would have give up it's satanic ideology of atheistic Marxism/Leninism and joined the allies of America, England, and France with Korea to build an ideal world.
But tragically those in the John the Baptist position rejected the young Messiah. He had married in 1945 and even his wife did not understand him. The young Messiah, like Jesus, had to then take a suffering course and go out and witness to average people and build a group around him who would act as John the Baptist. The powerful leaders of the world such as Sygman Rhee and President Roosevelt never knew. And because Korea and the allies remained ignorant of God's will they declined. By not taking their leadership role, the Soviet Union took world leadership. Communism spread like wildfire since 1945. In 40 years it controlled almost half of the earth's population. America since 1945 has rapidly declined. It has progressively lost its spirit and vision. Because of the failure of the Christians, the chosen people, to accept the Messiah, there has been a war of ideology and sometimes of bloody fighting between the Free world and the Communist world. England lost its position of Eve nation and God focused on Japan. This is why England has declined and Japan has rapidly advanced.
In 1945 Korea was liberated from Japan. The United States and Russia jointly occupied the country, with the 38th parallel separating them. In 1947 the General Assembly of the United Nations resolved that a democratic election should take place in Korea. The Russians refused to allow the United Nations Commission to enter the Russian Zone. So voting was held only in South Korea in 1948. Russia vetoed South Korea's admission to the United Nations and organized North Korea to be communist.
In 1946 while people were trying to escape from the North, which was ruled by the Russian army, the young Messiah went to the North. He began to gain many followers from established Christian churches. Many untrue rumors were spread and out of jealousy and fear some ministers reported him to the Communist authorities as a danger to the state and for being sexually immoral. The pure Messiah was arrested and tortured five different ways. First he was deprived of food and sleep. After two days of no food and sleep most people will confess anything. After 3 days most people become crazy. Sun Myung Moon has iron will and endured without complaining. The guards became afraid of his super human strength when he endured 7 days of sleep deprivation.
Second, his ankles were tied and he was hung from the ceiling. Then hot red pepper powder was mixed with water and poured into his nose.
Third, he was made to sit on his knees with a square wooden bar between his thighs and calves. Then his torturer would jump on his thighs and break his muscles and skin so badly that he could not walk, but only crawl for a week.
Fourth, his hands were tied behind his back, and he was hung from the ceiling. He couldn't breathe and lost consciousness. They let him down after three hours.
Fifth, his back was beaten with a wooden rod. His shirt was soaked with blood. His kidneys, stomach, lungs and all internal organs were badly damaged. Finally, they thought he was dead and threw him on a snow bank. His members found him and carried him to the church and called a doctor. The doctor said there was no hope for his survival. For 10 days he vomited blood. He was like a skeleton -- only skin and bones. The members were so sad. The Messiah had come and been killed again. But miraculously he healed. It took him six months to recover.
He is always completely pure and innocent, yet he has been put in prison six times -- once in a Japanese prison, once in North Korea, three times in South Korea and once in America. The total time he has spent in prison has been five years. Almost three years of that was in a death camp in North Korea. After recuperating from being tortured, he began to preach again, and again Christian ministers reported him. This time the Communists sent him to Hungnam Prison. Most men died there in a few months. He endured this living hell for almost three years. The men were required to bag a chemical fertilizer that cut into the flesh and exposed the bones in the hands. Their hands were usually bloody. The worst and most difficult job in the camp was to spend long hours carrying these 80 pound bags on their backs to the weighing machines and then load them on railroad cars. He took this job everyday. No one in human history has ever worked harder than him.
All prisoners were given only one cup of rice to eat each day. When some died in the middle of eating, the others would jump on the dead man and pick any grains out of his mouth. They didn't try to help him but were so starving that they acted as animals. Sun Myung Moon for the first three weeks in this terrible concentration camp divided his little portion of rice in half and gave it to others. The Messiah is the most generous, loving and sacrificial person on earth, because he is our true parent.
Sometimes his followers would bring some food to him but he would give it away to other prisoners. The clothes of beggars were better than the inadequate clothes of these prisoners. They suffered so much in the bitterly cold weather. His mother once brought him some good winter clothing. She stood at the fence and cried as she saw him give all of it away.
When the men returned to their large rooms at night, they all collapsed into sleep on the concrete floor. Sun Myung Moon would sleep in this room full of men near the bucket that served as their toilet. No one ever saw him sleep because he prayed when they went to sleep and he woke and prayed before they awoke. He prayed without complaint to God and comforted God's heart.
In 1950 he was freed by the United Nations forces as the Korean War began. He traveled to South Korea with two of his followers who he found from those who had been scattered by the war. One man, Mr. Kim, had a broken leg. Sun Myung Moon carried this man on his back to the South.
As his followers increased in South Korea he continued to live a humble life. For three years he didn't celebrate his birthday; instead he fasted and gave the money that would have been spent for food towards the buying of a bicycle the members could use for witnessing. He wore old clothes from thrift shops. He ate humble food from a small tray placed on the floor. Until he was 40 years old he rarely used a table. The stories of his poverty, persecution, sacrifice, endurance, strength, and tears are almost beyond imagination. Through everything, he has returned only love and truth.
On June 25, 1950, North Korea ruled by Kim Il Sung, invaded South Korea. The Security Council met in emergency session the next day. One veto from any nation in the council stops all action. Russia would have vetoed any proposal to help, so God made sure that the Russians were absent from the meeting.
The council acted swiftly and denounced the invasion. President Truman directed General MacArthur to lead the 16 nations who volunteered to fight in aiding South Korea. These 16 nations represented the age of Eve when Lucifer seduced her. Satan was raping God's nation, and God fought back.
When the United Nations forces counter-attacked, the 30-year-old Messiah was freed from his concentration camp, and traveled to the south with millions of refugees. God wanted MacArthur to free God's Chosen nation, but Truman committed the greatest act of cowardice in the 20th century and fired MacArthur, leaving the North Koreans in bondage under communism.
Many Americans are confused about the Korean war. Why was the whole world focused on this tiny poor nation which was as obscure to Americans as Israel was to the Roman Empire? The importance of Korea is beyond words. It is the fatherland of the Messiah. It is God's chosen nation. And it is the place of the showdown between God and Satan.
The Korean people paid a terrible price for rejecting the Messiah. If the Messiah had been accepted the world would not have had to send its young men to die in Korea. God worked with McArthur to make the Inchon landing a success. The internal purpose of the Korean war was to free the Messiah from a death camp.
Because Truman did not stand up to communism in Korea,
Communists invaded Vietnam and again we let them win. There would
have been no Vietnam war if we hadn't lost in Korea. Truman's error
is a graphic example of Edmund Burke's insight when he said, THE only
thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
The culmination of the Abel-view of life is to see America as God's champion in the 20th Century and Russia as Satan's champion. Satan strikes first with his religion of Communism on the national level in Russia. And later God gives his ideology, the Completed Testament of the Divine Principle to America. America must unite and overcome communism and socialism with God's ideal as expressed in the Divine Principle. God never wishes for bloodshed but a nonviolent conclusion to differences. It is not inevitable that there will be a military confrontation between America and communist nations, but if the Divine Principle isn't accepted it is a possibility.
The Messiah comes to teach mankind the truth. God has worked to create a world-wide communications and transportation system to enable the Messiah to teach the world. It is no accident that in such a short time in the 20th century we have cars, planes and lightening-fast satellite communication.
This is what the Bible speaks of in symbolic language in Luke 17:24: "For as the lightening flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the son of man be in his day." The purpose of having a television in every home and soon a video player in every home is that God wants America to see the Messiah and hear the Divine Principle. We are living now in the last days. We are in an age where evil is being judged and subjugated and goodness is on the rise, and God will reign instead of Satan. We are in a cosmic spring that sadly only a few are seeing now.
We are living in the most exciting time in history. The Messiah is on earth. Jesus had such historical impact because of his message of love and now the Lord of the Second Advent has come and spoken the whole truth of God's love. The Completed Testament is the volumes of speeches and hours of video of the Messiah.
Unification Church Third and Final Chosen People
Through Jacob's victory, Israel became God's chosen people. When they failed the Christians became the chosen people -- the second Israel. When Christians failed the Messiah created a third and final chosen people -- those that follow and support him.
The Divine Principle is the Completed Testament. The Messiah is on earth and is a living Divine Principle. He is living truth and love. It is each person's responsibility to accept the Messiah. We do this by first studying his words and deeds. By doing so we can know the Messiah and love him. The key to accepting the Messiah is ultimately prayer. If we ask God sincerely we will receive what we ask for.
We are being called to be saints. America must realize her historical mission. Americans must be the instruments God can use to save the world. The blood of so many precious American young people who were sacrificed is crying from the ground.
The building blocks of the Kingdom of Heaven are families who
are centered on God and the Messiah. The Messiah is doing that by
teaching and training people and then marrying them in public, mass
1960 -- First True Marriage!
In 1960 God blessed in marriage the Third Adam to a Korean
woman. They are the first perfect parents in human history. They are
the fulfillment of the marriage supper of the lamb in Revelation:
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like
the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder peals,
crying, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us
rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage supper of
the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was
granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure'
-- for the fine linen is the righteous
deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, 'Write this: Blessed
are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb' (Rev.
Because the True Parents are on earth we can be reborn completely. Each of us has the chance to help build the ideal world as prophesied in the Bible. To conclude let's look at the prophecy in Revelations 21:1-4 which is being fulfilled now: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first earth had passed away, and ... I heard a great voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away."
Rev. Moon spoke in every state of America on his Day of Hope tour teaching what you have read here. He concluded his final speech saying, "We are living in such an extraordinary time, at the birth of a new age! Heaven is quite near. And if you earnestly call upon God, He will answer you."
"You must urgently ask Him, 'How can I know if Rev. Moon is telling the truth?' Do not let me or anyone else answer that question for you. Let God answer you directly."
"So, go in peace, and please ask God earnestly, sincerely. Confront God in prayer. God will reveal the answer to you."
"The new hope for mankind is the Messiah. And that 'great and terrible day of the Lord' is at hand! It is up to you whether that day will be great or terrible. If you meet the Messiah, for you that day will be great. But if you fail to meet him, then for you that day will indeed be terrible."
"God bless you."
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