God’s word is in fact, the first building block of knowledge. Ancient quests for eternal life and spiritual enlightenment have all taken form of religion. In each religion is a warrior’s code. The Holy Bible provides every necessary tool for us to keep our minds sharp and our faith rustless.
God’s word is the sword that we only hope to carry in its beautiful fullness. It takes years and hundreds of hours of devotion to study. Everyday, children must awaken with their parents and have a chance to deeply and chronologically, in their own lives, relate with the word of God. Parents, especially mothers, have this divine duty to educate their children without frustration but with a love of learning, dedication, sincerity, and compassion. Our souls must be strong enough to handle the fire of God’s word day in and day out. Even if our husbands are gone on business for days or months at a time.
It is not difficult for a child to sit for one hour a day to hear his mother read God’s holy word. No, in fact, every child gains something from Hoon Dok Hae: Daily Scripture Reading gives form and distinction to their life character. Children are capable of watching TV for three-hours straight before they get restless. It is the sincere, compassionate, dutiful, and dedicated mother who will unfailingly wear her robes as a providential teacher to create the daily perfect environment for her children to attribute their time—one hour a day—to the greeting and spoken substance of God’s word. Mothers should never gossip but only speak in truth.
In the tradition of the Messiah’s 5AM Hoon Dok Hae readings, soon, children begin to develop strength in God’s faith. We shall not neglect the Princes and Princesses of Heavenly Father here on this earth even if fallen parents have done worse to us. Everyday, our swords are whet upon the whetstone and oiled before sheathing to prevent decay and rust. So too, our minds must be sharpened against God’s word. His absolute love, life and lineage covers our spirits in oil. Daily scripture readings provide health in both exercise and nutrition to our souls so that our own faith in God may never rust.
Whilst I was reading True Father’s words I really did not wish to interrupt his thought on the podcast. Although I spoke minimally, I would like to share my interest in His passage that discusses the nature of love.
“What did God mean when He said, ‘I am love.’ He was teaching us to cherish love by night and day, while working, resting, dancing or crying. In like manner, He could say, ‘I have love, I have love in its entirety.’ Having love in its entirety would mean that everything was invested into it. The one who cherishes love most is God. He has all of that love, yet once we have tasted it we are unable to let go of it even in death.”
Heavenly Father began the creation of the universe with investment. True Father declines the limited view of political science and says that it was not randomness nor some kind of perverted expansion of species through the millennium but only love that initiated creation. He claims that time exists through eternity because, after all, time is just a component of our physical world.
I am no scholar but if the idea of love and the question of whether love is the starting point of the universe tickles your curiosity, please keep listening to my shared public readings of the Cheon Seong Gyeong! I do stumble here and there at times and I apologize if listening is a little cumbersome. Surely, episode four will show some improvements. Meanwhile, please welcome episode three.
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (59-68)
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 15:1
A lot of people have mentioned to me that I am too personal with my work on DPconversations. I am indeed personal with you on my thoughts and feelings and the willful expression of my love for God and all humankind. If I have chosen to be personal it was for the public good: I have been personal with you on public issues. These issues are near and dear to our hearts. Over these last five years-plus, I have shared myself with you on DPconversations through youtube videos. This is who I am! You have dealt with, along with me, the perplex experiences that I have gone through with leaders at Sanctuary Church, a thorough delving into the Divine Principle of Sun Myung Moon, and my general attendance and support of Hyung Jin Moon at Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, PA. I have both felt very much loved and deeply hated…to be almost in total isolation afterwards.
I guess you don’t know what to do with me; this girl from East Garden, whose life really does make faith that much more gallantly poignant in the fabric of your reality. Every person now has direct access to the love and understanding that God personally shared with me throughout my life. As you heard me testify in my first podcast, I did indeed spend every chance I got with Rev. Sun Myung Moon as a high school student. I spent a lot of time with our great Master of Love because I loved him. Now, his son Hyung Jin Moon has taken his father’s throne. ACHOO! Did someone say they were allergic to Monarchy? Patriarchy? Jesus died with a plaque above his head entitled “King of the Jews,” so if you are Christian, you will be happy to know that our Prince of Peace really has finally come to fully represent God as True Parents.
As such, I am also a Queen of God in my Holy Blessing, my King of God being my husband Alex. This is the Queen’s report. That’s exactly what it is. As a couple of faith who must deal outside of the church with regular people doing regular things, jobs, businesses, and all sorts of bills and a great deal of U.S. taxes, I come back to DPconversations to share my heart with you—and it is my passion to share my faith universally. There is nothing wrong with that. I am everyday becoming the woman I want to be…or at least I hope so! Often, I feel wearied with the responsibility of saving the world as I can hardly manage to keep my kitchen perfect sparkling clean with four little children running around. In order to become the people we wish to be we often find the chores taking the back-end of our efforts, so don’t judge me if my laundry gets out of hand: I’m not Amish.
I have this vision of sharing God’s joy throughout the world, with everyone. I know that it is possible. Moving forward is key. Wherever we may find ourselves, we must be attuned to our reality and the gift of God’s desire! God is the highest standard of life, so we must also become the people that we want to see in the mirror, people that we can say we are proud of and happy to know; especially if left all alone. The truth must be spoken, but I don’t hate anybody.
Absolute love | Absolute faith | Absolute obedience
Rev. Sun Myung Moon always used to refer to these three terms to describe our relationship with God. It was an honor for me to attend True Father Sun Myung Moon during morning Hoon Dok Hae meetings, which, I discuss in my podcast.
For the longest time, I had wanted to start a DPconversations podcast as I had felt awkward reading long portions of text to you, my audience, on YouTube videos.
So this short article allows for a new series of articles “DPconversations Podcast” accompanied with recorded and downloadable readings from the Cheon Seong Gyeong of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s canonized texts. When you listen to the audio, I hope you enjoy my ramblings and thoughts on the text, similar to the way it was shared with me by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon himself!
“Nevertheless, undeniably, your outer self and inner self are in a constant relationship of conflict and struggle. How much longer will you allow this fighting to continue? Ten years? A hundred years? In contrast, there is undeniably a proper order for all forms of existence in the universe. This indicates that God did not create human beings in this state of conflict and disorder. You need to know that it is your duty and responsibility as a human being to dispel all temptations directed toward your outer self—your physical body—and be victorious in life by following the way of your inner self—your conscience. Heavenly fortune will be with those who lead their lives in such a way. They will achieve spiritual perfection.” (Pyeong Hwa Hoon Gyeong, p153)
The depth and agony against which this paragraph could finally be uttered from the mouth of Rev. Moon proves a victory that is undeniable. Rev. Sun Myung Moon had to live a life according to the will of God. He met many temptations to stray from his path as the Messiah. He spent the bulk of his adult life, over forty years, in America to bring it to the land flowing with milk and honey, namely the Kingdom of Heaven of God on Earth at it is in Heaven, also known as Cheon Il Guk in Korean. Paralleled to the course that Moses had to travel with the Israelites in the desert wilderness, True Father, nevertheless, brought all of his people into God’s homeland.
How are we people to maintain that victory of God’s son, Sun Myung Moon? Jesus Christ died on the cross to forgive our sins and make a way for the second coming of Christ to appear. Yet when Sun Myung Moon gave humanity the Divine Principle as part of the eight great textbooks and the Holy Blessing Marriage ceremony to return all people to God’s lineage, only a handful of the worldwide population followed him and together they were met by vast persecution and misunderstanding. For those of use who still believe in the Second Coming of Christ and venture into the question of whether the Christian community as a whole still believes in the purpose of Jesus Christ himself our existence is flooded by satanic men and women who still cling to their lineage and roots in Satan’s realm of dominion.
The victory in Sun Myung Moon is unfailing, however. His victory could be summed up in the Victory of True Parents that he bequeathed to Hyung Jin Moon and his wife Yeonah, thus acknowledging the continuance of His Kingship on this Earth. The truest victory is yet to be seen: where a woman can stand in complete perfection and liberation as the Queen of Cheon Il Guk and pave the way for all women to follow.
Considering the battle between good and evil and the Victory that has already been won, how shall we live our lives? In freedom, of course! The Divine Principle clearly establishes the nature of freedom—that it is always accompanied by responsibility. Naturally, our actions have consequences. It is easy to tell a child that their actions have consequences but as an adult who must structure an environment for his family it can sometimes be difficult to live in perfect resonance with our conscience. We know it is right to read the holy scriptures of the Second Coming of Christ, but do we really need to do it every single day? Well, why not? It is our freedom as Americans of the United States of America to believe in God and have His amazing words rather than an oligarchical tyranny that will kill us for reading the Bible, as exists in North Korea.
Reading the words of the Lord on a daily basis will help to dispel all devils from our lives and the lives of others. We may create a beautiful world now, while there is still freedom to speak the truth. Let’s share God’s love life and lineage in a way that has never been seen before in this world. Let’s ring to heaven with our love for God. Now is the time. We are still in an era of freedom where God’s Kingdom of Heaven may be established. All we need to do is read His text out-loud.
Amen. Aju. Aju. Aju.
-Somiya Chapman (Author)
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Moon, Sun Myung. Pyeong Hwa Hoon Gyeong. Republic of Korea: Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, December 31, 2007. Print