Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 369
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 13: The Completion of Restoration and the Settlement of Cheon Il Guk
Chapter 1: The Enthronement and Coronation Ceremonies
Section 3: Ssang Hab Shib Seung Il and the Era After the Coming of Heaven, Opening the Era After the Coming of Heaven
Section 3: Ssang Hab Shib Seung Il and the Era After the Coming of Heaven, Paragraph 15
Opening the Era After the Coming of Heaven
After proclaiming the Opening of the Era After the Coming of Heaven, True Father said that everything will pass beyond the era of liberation and the completion stage to enter the realm of God's ownership. God had lost His springtime due to the Fall, but by opening this new era of the new heaven and new earth, God will be able to welcome His first real spring. True Father also revealed that God will be the owner from this time forth. In other words, the Era Before the Coming of Heaven was the era when the world was under Satan's evil dominion, and the Era After the Coming of Heaven is the era when the world will come under the dominion of goodness.
8 On January 13, 2001, I held the Enthronement Ceremony for God's Kingship, passing the second millennium and marking the third millennium as a new age. Then, on May 5, 2004, history was divided into the Eras Before and After the Coming of Heaven, indicating the beginning of a new world. That day marked both an end and a beginning, signifying the beginning of a new heaven and a new earth.
9 Originally Jesus was supposed to stand with his family as the foremost filial son, patriot, and saint, and as the king of the unified world and, in that position, proclaim the world of liberation and complete freedom. However, there has not been a single family in history that could stand in this position. What happens when you put the content of the Family Pledge fully into practice and stand in that liberated position? That is what I actually did, and by doing it I opened the Era After the Coming of Heaven, the world where God is liberated. True Parents opened the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven. It is a restored world, different from the fallen world.
I proclaimed the Era After the Coming of Heaven in Yeosu and Suncheon. The past age had to be brought to an end for the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven to begin. Furthermore, I had to establish as a matter of heaven's law the standard of God's direct descendant by restoring the eight stages beginning from a servant of servants and establishing a relationship where the partners liberate each other through making a substantial foundation of love.
You too have to meet this standard; otherwise you cannot directly enter God's nation. This formula is clearly determined by heaven's law and the Principle. If you think that everything is all right simply because you have received the Blessing, you are ignoring heaven's law. Just receiving the Blessing does not put you at that level.
10 On May 5, 2004, I proclaimed the transition from the Era Before the Coming of Heaven to the Era After the Coming of Heaven, and then I announced the teaching of absolute values. Your fathers and mothers can become the owners of love only through you, their sons and daughters who received the Blessing. You must give the Blessing to your parents. When you do, it places them in the position of your younger siblings. Then you, in the position of their older brother or sister, can bring your parents, your family and other relatives with you to the kingdom of heaven. This is the path for them according to the standard of the Principle of Restoration. This is the plain conclusion.
Therefore, your ancestors in the spiritual world must come down to the physical world. They may even take some of you to the spiritual world. Why will they take you to the spiritual world? There is a Korean maxim, “First make them sick, and then give them medicine.” If you were left alone to continue your wrongdoing, you would end up destroying your entire clan. So those ancestors who received the Blessing will take you to protect their clan. They will take you to the other world where even Satan will be mobilized to train you. Actually, such a time has come.
11 The Era Before the Coming of Heaven is the era of Cain, and the Era After the Coming of Heaven is the era of Abel. We are now entering the Era After the Coming of Heaven. This era will conclude when God's ideal families are well established as the models of peace. Peace will begin with such families. What do you think happened with the loss of Adam's family? God lost His ideal family. The God- centered family structure that was to have been the basis of God's ideal for the world of peace, the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, was destroyed. The descendants of fallen humankind cannot repair this. So God, the subject partner of the ideal family, personally took responsibility and chose True Parents as the central beings for this work. As God is the vertical Parent, True Parents are the horizontal Parents. True peace comes when they become one and establish a family that creates the base for the four realms of heart.
12 If the Era Before the Coming of Heaven had been perfect from the start, all individuals, couples, families, peoples, nations, the world, and the cosmos would belong to God. God would be the Owner of the heavenly kingdom. We would all be able to stand in God's fatherland, the peace kingdom. But due to the Fall everything was turned upside down, so everything had to be put back in order. However, now for the first time in history, God has become the Parent of all created beings in the universe. At the same time, He is completely established in the position of the Teacher and Owner. Based on the efforts of True Parents on earth, and the families of patriots and virtuous women and men in heaven, the earthly and heavenly foundations for the coming age are completely laid. The Era Before the Coming of Heaven is passing away, and the Era After the Coming of Heaven is opening.
13 The Era After the Coming of Heaven, the age in which God is in charge, began after the passing of the Era Before the Coming of Heaven. This age does not belong to the Devil. His time is over. The Era After the Coming of Heaven belongs to God. The Messiah, who is the Savior, the Lord at the Second Advent and True Parent, is responsible to bring everyone into the Era After the Coming of Heaven.
How can the Savior save this world? It is through the Blessing, which brings people into God's lineage. Hence, those of you who do not give the Blessing to your relatives will be held accountable. You will be challenged, “You were given the Blessing, but what of your brothers and sisters?” Therefore, you absolutely must give the Blessing to the members of your clan, even if you have to push them into it.
14 The Era Before the Coming of Heaven and the Era After the Coming of Heaven are different. Therefore, now that the Era After the Coming of Heaven has come, you must live your life differently. But you still have a job to do before you can pass into the Era After the Coming of Heaven. You need to take my words and make them your own. Even after I am gone, you need to make my words alive and active. Otherwise, you will not be able to inherit the Era After the Coming of Heaven that I opened for you.
15 A wild olive tree cannot yield the fruit of a true olive tree. That is why wild olive trees must be cut and receive grafts from the true olive tree. Now that we have entered the age when that can be done, God will soon be able to reign over the entire world, above any satanic authority. That time is the Era After the Coming of Heaven.
In the Era Before the Coming of Heaven, fallen human beings had to go a course of restoration through paying indemnity and free themselves from sins and crimes. It is as if our bodies were covered in filth and continually in need of washing. However, this is not God's ideal.
That is why the Era After the Coming of Heaven had to come. As it unfolds, all the indemnity will have been paid. It will be a world where there is no crime or sin, no Satan and not even the shadow of evil authority. Then, for the first time in history, God will be able to fulfill his original role as the loving Father of all individuals, couples, families and nations. Then He will begin to govern the worlds of heaven and earth as their Owner.
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