I hope you have had a good week so far. I tweeted a while back that with every video I would get progressively more and more beautiful. With God’s love, beauty is the natural reflection even in those of us who can barely compare with the beauties of the world. We each have a responsibility to love God and to believe in and understand the truth.
Truth illuminates the innermost desires of the spirit mind.
p. 49, Divine Principle
Today, I have no notes for you as I simply pulled out the video recorder and shared my thoughts on a covering of pp. 43-54 of the Divine Principle with you on DPconversations. The quote above is a sparkly gem. How beautiful and lovely are our desires when we are centered on God? During the time of creation our Heavenly Father did not force us to grow. He gave us a choice to fruition to completion.
Here the question is of kindness! It is truly a wonder that in this merciless and cruel world, God’s love would echo into the chambers of our hearts so that we could see ourselves anew in his truth. What a wonder! All we can say in response to that is, “I love you God!” That is why the truth is something we love and cherish.
I hope that your week, moving forward, will be of peace and understanding. I stay away from blogs like howwelldoyouknowyourmoon.tumblr.com and such because there are many things that lots of people would like to say about Rev. Sun Myung Moon. I am a primary resource but I am not the reasoning behind your faith. I am simply the presenter. I do not want to break you, see? Have faith in God and in his words from him to you.
If I have opened the curtains so that the light should shine through to your soul, well then it is simply my pleasure to be your friend in the name of Jesus and no more. Have a Blessed Day.
Somiya C. Gabb
Exposition of the Divine Principle. Canonized by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. HSA-UWC. 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. 1996.
The Holy Bible, especially the Old
Testament portion, is very male dominant. God had to work through men. He doesn’t
exclude the importance of women, however. If Noah hadn’t had such a good wife
he probably would have been too broken to even build the ark to its end. He would
not have been able to obey God’s commands perfectly. In other words, Noah, had
good backup. (Genesis 7) What is a woman to do now, in the Completed Testament
Age? She is not a man. Ideally, a woman gets married to a man and they have
children in the covenant of God’s Holy Blessing that is beyond race, ideology,
and time. It must be truly relaxing for women, comparatively, to just standby
as husband does all the work. American women are not like that. We want to be
part of the action. We want to be involved! We want to taste the passion and
excitement that God wants to give to us!
The reality, however, is that Noah
and all men who are faithful and good like Noah are not the most exciting men
on planet earth. Not to mention, their purpose and dedication to God is an act
of service and daily routine. It requires not just brain of a womanly existence
but also the brawn of man; God needs man-power. God’s expectation for faithful
men really does take all their time, money, and strength. To love and obey God’s
command is truly impossible for any man unless he absolutely loves God one-hundred-percent.
As women born of God’s lineage and living completely in His grace, we see this
in our men. Somehow, I cannot help but think back to Jesus’s attitude for God’s
love—that God’s love is worth more than bread. (Luke 4:4) Jesus was the most
selfless man. His perfect love was so strong that bread itself seemed to follow
him around. He was not afraid to live for God.
Jesus, like Noah had been set
aside by His Father (not Zechariah or Joseph but the Heavenly Father) as the
special son. God took Jesus’s body and life here on earth as His very own. It
is hard to understand the rejection he faced by the Jews when he told them that
God is in Him and He in the Father unless we look at Sun Myung Moon. (John
10:34-39) Many so-called Christians rejected Him at His Second Coming too. It
is not everyone who is prepared to ride the winds. Even those of us who would
like to say that we are True Children of God are not as selfless and perfect in
love as we would like to be. When we see Jesus and True Father, we see in Him a
very perfect and flawless love that is more beautiful than the rose. It’s crazy
that Jesus craved God more than bread, that at his Second Coming, he lived and
breathed words to members day and night until his nineties when he died at the
behest of the fallen Hak Ja Han…
Women simply do not compare to these great men. We need men. We need things. We need bread. We need each other just as much as God needs us. The way we can stay involved in God’s Providence is to be faithful in everything we do and say. There simply is nothing else we can do! We are limited in Satan’s fallen kingdoms of this earth. Should we get bored to death with our path as the faithful Queens of the Lord we cannot turn around and delight in evil as did the Han Harlot of modern-day Babylon by killing off her husband’s oxygen supply whilst he lay in the hospital just to breathe. We just have to pray to the Lord to provide us with profitable engagement instead! Ideas will come to us. Most American women know that God’s law is not limited to men when He speaks about men. (Psalm 32:6) We birth mankind, after all. His laws apply to us too. We stand in the image of His Holy Spirit with True Father. They are the Kings in His image. God makes us who we are. It is our God given mission to establish His Kingdom of Heaven here on this Earth. We simply cannot help but bow our heads to God’s absolute Authority as the King of Kings.
The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Colorado: Biblica, Inc., 2011. Print
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.
Everyone fantasizes about having a fairytale love but the ideal of a perfect marriage is closer to reality than we want to admit. Our traditions of sexual purity before marriage and centering our love life and lineage on God provide tools to keep a long healthy marriage despite setbacks such as Satanic parental influences and our selfish expectations of marriage. The good days are closer than we think.
Most Second Generation of the Unification Church, such as myself and my husband go into marriage as virgins. It is not unusual for the participants to even be so pure as to not know how sex is performed, with the penis and vagina. I was in utter shock when my husband put his penis into my body: I had not known such a thing was possible. The Holy Blessing gives men and women the opportunity to discover sex for the first time with God as their center. This pure union is vital to extending our innocence into marriage and then into the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and into the Kingdom of Heaven in Heaven.
Unfortunately, many setbacks lie in the wake of Blessed Couples. Satanic cultural influences are actually first the most threatening in the form of our parents, who have been reared in Satanic families. The most fearsome thing is when your mother-in-law, whom you trust with absolute obedience proclaims that you are not a virgin and brainwashes your husband and the entire family to treat you like trash. It is scary when you are unable to even finish college because your husband believes that you are promiscuously giving yourself to every fellow there simply because his mother told him so. How does one save a Blessing like that? It is only by God’s grace that Blessed couples can overcome such a horrific atrocity in their lives and continue their Holy Blessing marriage centered on His love life and lineage.
Men and women who are born of God’s lineage usually have very high expectations of each other. However, given our naiveté and the Satanic setbacks we do endure, it is sometimes unreasonable to expect our hopes for education goals, financial reach, and societal prominence to be established immediately. Instead, with great perseverance in the ideal we find ourselves following the thorny footsteps of God, Jesus, and True Parents in every step of our existence. The Holy Blessing is the only path to achieving the ultimate ideal.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not just for the Korean people. When you join the Moonies you may marry a Korean. It doesn’t mean that you are one! When I go down to a black Baptist church in New York City that doesn’t make me black. God does not judge His children based on race.
Look at the life of Robert Earl Jones. He worked in theater and put himself to many important projects to showcase African American life only to be blacklisted as un-American by the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1950. (Andrews) Understandably the House Un-American Activities Committee were under a spell called racism. Satan used this group of people to harm the notable theatrical achievements of Mr. Jones. He was simply a productive American man, nothing un-American there! Later, the U.S. National Black Theatre Festival redeemed Robert Earl Jones with a lifetime achievement award. As such, any objectified standard based on Satanic understanding of racial superiority is not an absolute measure and thus has nothing to do with God.
God Himself is absolute! When we true children of God see each other, we don’t really think about race. So, this sister is half Japanese with freckles and an afro. OK, so this brother is as tall as a giraffe but has asian eyes and glasses. It really doesn’t matter! Generally the Second Generation of the Unification Church just have fun playing frizbee or literally climbing trees together. Now that we are older the secular world bores us to death.
Any objectified standard based on Satanic understanding of racial superiority is not an absolute measure and thus has nothing to do with God.
The encumbrances of the black racial pride movement is not only filled with love and appreciation for the African American race but also full of hatred towards non-black and folks who really don’t know anything about people like Robert Earl Jones. Reverend Sun Myung Moon never made one race superior over another in his quest to identify the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth in His lifetime. He greatly appreciated Korean familial culture and linguistic methods of respect and love in that tradition and language. He has even said many times in front of me during morning scripture readings that he absolutely hates English because it lacks distinction in approaching another with the proper form of love.
Again, God does not judge you by your race but by the words that come out of your mouth, as Jesus once said.
Ever wonder how some people stay so cheerful? Many helpful resources encourage people to stay positive. Just look in the mirror. Are we exactly where we want to be? Is our self-image satisfying? Usually our own happiness is not about what others are doing or how they themselves are in ecstatic joy. Real struggles or unwanted burdens are personal and sometimes more than we can take.
When things get overwhelming our emotions often ensnare us into a bad mood. Sadly, that bad mood worsens when we cannot find solutions to our problems. Yet it is a great American attitude to traditionally be able to solve any issue if we just think hard enough. So, we turn to the Holy Bible. As we see in Genesis 6, God’s greater struggle and sorrow emcompasses that of the entire existence of humankind. At least we can take comfort in the fact that we are truly not alone. Someone else understands, in much greater depth, the troubles that we face in life.
“The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” Genesis 6:6
God’s solution to his regret was to use a man called Noah who “found favor in [His] eyes.” (Genesis 6:8) God did not just randomly wipe out the human race with the flood. He worked through an invisible intangible faith based relationship with Noah to save the human race. People had even gone so far to fornicate with the Nephilim and had completely perverted themselves. On a secular level, pure little Noah must have looked corrupt in his innocent life as he did not partake in the worldly culture to enjoy himself with abandon. Instead of relating with people, Noah related with only one God for his entire life to build a boat in the desert. How crazy he must have looked!
Yet Noah’s strength and spiritual joy was non-negotiable. He worked on improving himself a little bit more everyday as he built this gigantic arc in the desert that would one day house all the land creatures that God had created. If he had focused on the perception and disbelief of others toward himself he may not have succeeded in building that boat. His productive faith was his strength. Let’s remember, that Noah’s work was God’s solution to eradicate the complete corruption of the rest of the people on earth. Noah carried an inhuman burden with joy and strength because his faith and exercise toned his muscles (spiritually and physically) to bear the weight of his responsiblity.
Today, we can pull up blogs and articles on the internet that offer great advice to stay happy. In an article that lists seven ways to stay happy, four out of those seven points—that’s over half!—propose different ways to enjoy creation. (Mcdonnell) The great outdoors was created for the learning and enjoyment of God’s children, anyways! Point two of the article even recommends that reading be done outside so that we can relax and learn and at the same time soak in all the fresh air. Our wonderful True Father took it to the next level. He established prayer points on properties all over the world outdoors! Our lovely wonderful Heavenly Father wants to meet us in joy as we carefully shoulder the responsibility of our freedoms in God.
The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV. Colorado: Biblica, Inc., 2011. Print
“Who is Adam? He is the substantial expression of half of God’s internal characteristics. Who is Eve? She is the substantial expression and manifestation of God’s feminine characteristics. Manifesting means they each assumed a body, a substantial expression. Before their manifestation took place, there existed a hidden motivating force which had not been revealed. This hidden motivating force is the person we in the Unification Church know as God, the invisible and incorporeal being.” (CSG 97)
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (87-98)
Christian culture will now have a devastating impact on the world in the Last Days.
“What motivation led to the birth of this created world? God created heaven and earth because He needed love. Based on this, the doctrine of God in modern Christian theology is in error. They say that the absolute God of power can subsist on power alone. This is why, wherever Christian culture has gone, blood has been spilled. Based on this logic we can foresee that, although Western Civilization has developed in accordance with Christian culture, Christian culture will now have a devastating impact on the world in the Last Days.” (CSG 85)
Citation 천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (76-86)
The all-knowing and all-powerful God is the Master of true love, and yet God does not want the root of this love to begin from Him.
Christians can easily identify God as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. True Father speaks greatly on the correctness of these qualities of God according to the principle of love.
Listen to his words on the DPconversations podcast by clicking here. Rev. Sun Myung Moon, our True Father, very clearly distinguishes God’s desire of love as the most important attribute of God. Since God identifies Himself in human-beings, He is happiest when we share love with Him.
“God likes love. What kind of love does God like most? It is true love. But what is true love? Where would we say true love has its root? Its root does not lie in God. This sounds strange, doesn’t it? The all-knowing and all-powerful God is the Master of true love, and yet God does not want the root of this love to begin from Him. God thinks that He will plant the root in a person who can be the object of this love.” (CSG 74)
How happy we are when we understand that all we need is love? Satan tries to block us saying, “You don’t have enough money; your clothes are not good enough; you don’t know enough to speak on someone as high and mighty as God!” The reality though, is that we have exactly as much as we need and loving God in every situation is the best way to go.
Shed the doubts. Cast away the fears clanging around in your past, in your mind, in your heart. In the name of Jesus and True Parents, we are free to love God!
천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (68-76)