Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 374
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 13: The Completion of Restoration and the Settlement of Cheon Il Guk
Chapter 1: The Enthronement and Coronation Ceremonies
Section 5: Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word, The Heavenly Calendar and the Golden Wedding Anniversary
Section 5: Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word, Paragraph 08
Section 5. Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word
The Heavenly Calendar and the Golden Wedding Anniversary
True Parents celebrated True God's Day on lunar New Year's Day for the first time in 2010 (February 14). Prior to that, we had celebrated True God's Day on New Year's Day by the solar calendar. On that 43rd True God's Day, True Parents also announced the heavenly calendar. True Father said, as a preparation for the Foundation Day of Cheon Il Guk, that the existing solar calendar and the lunar calendar would now stand in the positions of Cain and Abel. They would perform the role of assisting the heavenly calendar, by which the work of the providence will be remembered and recorded.
The Holy Wedding of True Parents in 1960 was the new beginning for the realization of God's ideal for the creation and the starting point of salvation for humankind. The Golden Wedding Anniversary of True Parents was celebrated in two consecutive years, 2009 and 2010, which marked respectively the 50th year and the 50th anniversary of their Holy Wedding. Because their Holy Wedding has such cosmic and historic significance, it was celebrated both years, and each was accompanied by an important providential event. Specifically, on the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month in 2009 (April 19), along with the golden wedding anniversary celebration marking the beginning of the 50th year since the Holy Wedding, True Parents held the Rally for the Secure Settlement of Peace between Cain and Abel at the Cosmic Level for the Parents of Heaven and Earth. The following year, on the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month in 2010 (April 29), they held the Coronation for the Settlement of the Abel UN at the congratulatory luncheon on the golden anniversary of their Holy Wedding.
1 People live without knowing that the world can change in one second. They have no idea that individuals can be divided in a matter of one second, according to their absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience. Likewise, two worlds were divided according to whether people used the lunar calendar or the solar calendar. In short, the East and the West were divided. Although all humankind came from the same ancestors, people do not know how we came to be divided into the West and the East, how we came to be divided into different countries, and even how brothers and sisters came to be divided.
2 The solar calendar and the lunar calendar should not be divided. The lunar calendar year has 11 fewer days than the solar calendar year. That is why every three years, another month is added to the year in the lunar calendar to make up the difference. That 3rd year has 13 months in all. Only the lunar calendar can inherit the origin of the number 13. In the solar calendar, there is never a situation where the 12-month year must be adjusted by adding another month, making a year based on the number 13. However, in the lunar calendar the whole adjusts to accommodate a smaller part. In other words, by adding one small number, it is able to digest the whole. This means it can swallow the Devil's world all in one gulp.
3 The Golden Wedding Anniversary of the True Parents, the Golden Wedding Anniversary of the True Teacher and the True Owner, can take place only once in eternal history. The Golden Wedding Anniversary of True Parents cannot take place twice. The Golden Wedding Anniversary of the True Teacher cannot take place twice. The Golden Wedding Anniversary of the True King and Queen cannot take place twice. Hence, our Golden Wedding Anniversary will be celebrated from 2009 through 2010. It is an important period, during which time we need to finish everything and then move forward. It is reckoned as one event.
4 During the year 2009, when we are celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary, everything must be completed, concluded and consummated. In short, we need to see the fruit, the completion and the finish of everything. We are completing, concluding and consummating everything. We need to conclude the three stages of formation, growth and completion and march forward into the world of eternal life and eternal happiness.
Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents
The “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word” was held on a number of occasions, including on July 8, 2010, at the Cheon Jeong Gung Palace and on July 24 at the Manhattan Center in New York. The following year, on April 24, 2011, an event was also held at Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon, and attended by more than 12,000 people including church leaders, members, and ambassadors for peace from all parts of Korea. At this assembly, True Parents declared before heaven that Korea is the fatherland and homeland of God.
True Parents had departed from the United States in the early morning on the day of the event and arrived at Incheon Airport after a long flight. Yet they held this event only a few hours after their arrival without taking any rest. The very next day, they took another long flight to Europe to begin their speaking tour in Europe. In this effort, True Parents forgot about the limitations of their physical bodies. With single-minded determination to conclude the entire providence of restoration and give rebirth to humanity, they went on their world speaking tour of 10 nations: 8 nations in Europe, Las Vegas in the United States and Nigeria.
Through the “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word,” True Parents achieved ultimate oneness and completed, concluded and consummated the providence of restoration. They proclaimed the completion of all the responsibilities and missions for which they had come to earth. On the foundation of having accomplished everything, they could settle with the stature and authority of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, the king of kings. In short, through these speaking events they proclaimed the arrival of the age when the original Eden is restored, returning to the age before the Fall and the age before Satan came into existence.
5 Which is more important, the Word or the substance of the Word? Religions today are not sure of the substance, and thus place more importance on the Word. Therefore, it is difficult for them to place the two as one. In the Unification Church however, we do not prioritize the Word. Since we have the substance or embodiment of God, the actions of the substance are testified to by the Word. We have the content that unites the internal and the external. The assemblies at which God's embodiments proclaim the Word have begun. They are to lead those in religious and academic circles to the solutions to the main issues they encounter in their search for the truth.
6 The Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word are events to proclaim God's Word. For the name of the event, the term “embodiment” was placed in front of the term “Word.” Heaven and earth must be connected. This started with the individual, and it must be concluded on the final level, with these Cosmic Assemblies for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word. Connecting heaven and earth means achieving harmony and unity.
Which comes first, harmony or unity? Harmony comes first. Without harmony, unity cannot come about, as everyone will act in their own way. That is why we need to unite in harmony. A person whose mind and body are not united cannot become a unified subject partner. Only when two people—husband and wife—become one, can they unite to make daughters and sons who can then become one with them. If the two are not first united, the third or the fourth person cannot come into being.
7 We, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, have now settled. Since we are the substance of the Word, we need to proclaim the Word. The Word spoken by the substance of Truth, that is by the settled substantial beings of Truth, can liberate the universe. This is the meaning of the proclamation that True Parents are the substance of the Word. The settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind signifies the settlement of the substance of the Word. That is why what we are proclaiming is that we are the substantial Word.
8 The things that True Parents pray and wish for do not just fall into our laps. Heavenly Parent watches over us from a position of liberation, and no one can stand in His way. Therefore, our prayers and wishes will be fulfilled in due course.
Understanding this, I hope that you will not become a pitiable group of people who are hesitant to follow the path of the Will. I am speaking these words as the person who has fulfilled the responsibility of the world-level Messiah and whose prayers and wishes extend far beyond the tribal level. These words are to proclaim the glory of the world prior to the Fall, when the first human beings did not have their own self- centered views, but lived in heaven and on earth full of freedom where God is free, victorious and supreme. The words that I am proclaiming now represent the fruits of my entire life. They bring everything to a conclusion, from the first to the last. Such is the meaning of the Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind Who, as God's Embodiment, Proclaim the Word.
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