Freedom In the Text
“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