Whetstone & Oil

Dedication. Sincerity. Compassion.

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.

-Somiya

American Pie

“Donald Trump is the closest thing that America has produced to a Latin American style populist, promising to keep out foreign competition and forcing companies to offer their workers a ‘fair’ deal.”

Dr. Alan Greenspan

I am sure we all feel it—the change. Call it the sweeping tide of the Donald Trump Presidency or the aftermath of His Second Coming; there is a change on the menu. So, pick your entrees wisely. Let’s visit the Holy Bible in 2 Kings 12 as well as a very popular American economist and musician, Alan Greenspan. The Christian financial world is trembling!

The first idea of chapter twelve in 2 Kings is that of a very young King Joash’s reign in Jerusalem. He seemed to have lived a simple life but the Bible makes it clear what his distinct achievements were: In his Kingly authority he learned well from priest Jehoiada and financially orchestrated the revival of the temple of God on a national secular level. The Jewish people were rotting with evil in the high places of worship and the priests let the temple of God decay for twenty-three years after King Joash told them to repair it. In his prime, King Joash led the movement to make Jerusalem great again by forcing the repair of God’s temple.

Political tensions this year 2019 literally parallel the Kingship of Joash. Most notably, President Trump has restored America financially. He brings attention to Christendom and does not persecute any religious group. He simply works to restore and keep the one and only nation that had ever been founded and kept into the twenty-first century on the name of God. Dr. Alan Greenspan actually calls Trump the closest thing America has ever gotten to a Latin American-style populist. At least he’s serving the people and keeping America alive, should it ever be great again.

So, it’s the after effect of the coming and going of God in the name of Jesus and True Parents that always changes civilizations. Have you ever heard the song “American Pie?” It’s an endearing American song about Sun Myung Moon. If you don’t agree with me, promise, that you will go find it on Youtube or in your records tonight and listen to it? It will make you sad, oh so sad.

-Somiya

Citation

The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Colorado: Biblica, Inc., 2011. Print

Greenspan, Alan. Capitalism in America A History. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. (p.26)

My God? Your God?

“If anyone thoughtlessly takes an oath to do anything, whether good or evil (in any matter one might carelessly swear about) even though they are unaware of it, but then they learn of it and realize their guilt—when anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what they have sinned.”

Leviticus 5:4-5

                Americans must clearly know that legal experts are trying to currently impeach President Trump as I write this article. Do not make false promises that you cannot keep so that the devil cannot accuse you of sinning. We must prepare ourselves with caution according to legal requirements, just as did President Trump. Here in the last Days, EVERY MAN COUNTS!

                We men and women of America must refocus our minds now. It is crucial that we give our energy to the America First or MAGA movement that President Donald Trump has initiated with God’s help. Let us remember Leviticus 5 where bloody sacrifices are given to protect the sinners who swore to do good but never fulfilled their promises. Good things take time but in the Holy Bible, the only one who magnanimously promises good things to people is the one and only Heavenly Father. Let us be true to God and in that small faith, He has enough wiggle room to work great miracles!

                Traveling with firearms throughout our Union States can be tricky. In New York, men and women must hold a New York Pistol License before even having a firearm. It is completely illegal to so much as travel through New York with a handgun in our vehicles without the NY Pistol License unless you are quickly “passing through” borders. (Travel. p.17) Maryland requires a permit to carry or travel with a firearm. Pennsylvania does not require a permit to “openly carry a loaded handgun in a belt holster” but you must have a permit when in Philadelphia. These three states do not observe the New Jersey Firearms License. President Trump is setting the example of following God’s word and American law perfectly. He is a great example for all men and women who still live in the grace of God’s freedom, here in America.

                Let us be true to the one and only Heavenly Father. Do not say, “My God,” and “Your God are different.” Folks, it is time to acknowledge that your own religion is in jeopardy when you tell another human soul to worship another absolute God. There is only one absolute and it is the God we have witnessed in Jesus and the True Parents.

God Bless You.

-Somiya

Citation:

The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Colorado: Biblica, Inc., 2011. Print

“Travel and Firearms If You Are Not In New Jersey.” U.S. LawShield, 2019. (p.17)

Spritz Each Other

“Can anyone dispute that the human condition is fallen? When we realize the fact that, due to the Fall, we have arrived at the brink of self-destruction, we make desperate efforts to resolve the contradiction within. We repel the evil desires coming from our evil mind and embrace the good desires springing from our original mind.” (Divine Principle, p.2 para 3)

Living a good life is easier said than done. Although the situation exists for good times, good people, and good things to happen there is often a nasty turn around of events that can rot even the best apple on the tree. Look at history. The prosperity of America in the mid-twentieth century was no mistake but how did it happen? Even prosperity is measured according to the desires of the human mind.

 

The teaching of the Divine Principle is that the desperation of humanity is the crucial effort to avoid self-destruction brought about by the Human Fall. The parallels of history will show that the margin of a prosperous time is always within reach yet. “The United States became a superpower–thanks in large part to U.S. Merchant Mariners–and if we wish to remain a superpower in today’s ever-changing world, we must maintain a healthy pool of trained educated and licensed U.S. Merchant Mariners.” (Chip) The logic behind history is that the effort of people will unequivocally bring about a result. Several examples of this claim can be found in 16th century development of American colonies, domestic and international trade in the 19th century, and Today in the 21st century with the desperate need for mariners to maintain the effort of U.S. trade and prosperity. The understanding here is that according to economic development and prosperity the people of the 16th-19th century sought for the good more desperately than the people of the 21th century. It is very interesting to meet people who dislike Sun Myung Moon’s teachings while they bemoan the economic downfall between the Presidencies of Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.

 

Logically, Jesus said for men to remove the plank from their own eye before they try to remove the speck from their brother’s eye. (Holy) His words penetrate profoundly into the relationship between the adopted sons of God and the direct sons of God in these Last Days. It is crucial that men and women of America understand the Divine Principle and use it to resolve the destruction of America before it is realized. “In 1930 the total mileage of rural roads was over 3,000,000, of which over 693,000 were surface.” (Trade, p.293) The development of transportation and economic growth was astounding, even record setting. “…the commerce of the Mississippi Valley was $653,900,000. Since this was growth from almost nothing in 1790 it is a truly remarkable record of commercial expansion.” America is still the same country with the same potential for success and prosperity as it had in the eighteenth century. Yet, Today, the desire of men and women to support one another and build a God centered reality is not as desperately fervent as it was in previous centuries.

 

How shall modern citizens of a global nature cope with the nature of the Human Fall? First, it is dreadfully important to remove the original sin of the Fall with the Holy Blessing Marriage of God. Second, humanity needs to collectively spritz each other with the good news of Jesus Christ: “One spritz can make you feel happier; another drop-dead sexy; then there’s that confidence booster, stress reliever…the list of feels goes on.” (Leah, p.86) Like perfume that sways the senses in one direction or another the name of Jesus Christ is the catalyst of at least a brighter economic future for America and the world, not to mention the horizontal establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as it is in Heaven also known in Korean as Cheon Il Guk. Nations are trapped in an economic scene that can either be still in time (to their disaster) or flowing as a cascading waterfall depending upon the desire of humankind. (Kropscot) The effort of the Last Days is to bring people into the awareness of Jesus Christ and his Second Coming Sun Myung Moon so that each and every human being can understand the difference between good and evil and not mindlessly fall into destruction.

-SCGabb

April 4, 2018

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Works Cited:

“CHIP” JAENICHEN, PAUL N. “America Needs Mariners.” Sea Power, vol. 58, no. 4, May 2015, pp. 18-19. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=108770710&site=ehost-live.

 

Divine Principle, Exposition of the. Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity: 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. 1996. (Introduction, p.2, para 3)

 

Holy Bible, The: New King James Version. Thomas Nelson: Republic of Korea, 1982 (Matthew 7:5)

 

Leah, chief beauty Director. “Eau de You.” Cosmopolitan 1 April 2018: p86-89. Print.

 

“Trade, Domestic.” Dictionary of American History Volume V, Second Edition Revised. Scribner’s Sons: New York. 1940. (p. 291-293)

 

Kropscot, Carole. “Just For Beginners.” PSA Journal May 2010: p. 5. Print.

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