Cheon Seong Gyeong: Episode 408
Cheon Seong Gyeong Book 13: Peace Messages
Chapter 1: The Ideal Family in Cheon II Guk
Section 1: The Essence of the Universe and the True Lineage, 01-10
BOOK 13 PEACE MESSAGES
CHAPTER 1 The Ideal Family in Cheon II Guk
Section 1. The Essence of the Universe and the True Lineage
(1) I invite you to enter into a transcendent state and prayerfully ask God, “What is the center of the universe?” The answer you hear will undoubtedly be “the parent-child relationship.” Nothing is more important or more treasured than the relationship between parent and child. This is because it defines the fundamental relationship between the Creator God and human beings.
The parent-child relationship is the core of the universe
(2) Then, of what does the relationship between parent and child consist? It is a relationship of three things: love, life, and lineage. We cannot have true life without the love of True Parents. In other words, God created human beings as the partners of His absolute true love. This relationship forms an axis of love, linking God the Father with human beings as His sons and daughters. Could anything be of higher or greater value than being a son or daughter of God? If anything were higher, surely human beings would aspire to attain it. But there is nothing higher. Do you think that when the all-knowing and all-powerful God created Adam and Eve, He secretly reserved the highest position for Himself and made Adam and Eve be only second best? We cannot imagine that God would do that to His children, to His partners who share absolute love with Him.
(3) God, our eternal True Parent, invested Himself one hundred percent in the creation of human beings and endowed us with the right to have status equal to His, to participate as equals in His work, to live with Him, and to inherit from Him. God bestowed upon human beings all of His attributes. Though God is the Absolute Being, He cannot be happy alone. Adjectives such as “good” and “happy” cannot apply to any being that lives in isolation. They apply only where there is a dynamic mutual relationship. Imagine a professional singer who finds herself on an uninhabited island. She may sing at the top of her voice, but will it bring her happiness if there is no one to listen? In the same way, even God absolutely needs a partner with whom to share love in order to be happy. Then how shall we, who are created to return joy to Him, live as God’s partners? In other words, how shall we live in order to be the children whom God can call his sons and daughters, who can stand in a position equal to His, share His work, and inherit all that is His?
(4) We should substantiate the ideal that God envisioned at the beginning of His act of creation. God acted upon the principle of living for the sake of others. In other words, He acted for the sake of those whom He created as His longed-for partners in true love. The practice of true love formed the core of His initial creative act. Therefore, to become God’s children, our first responsibility is to emulate Him. We need to embody true love by living as a devoted child, then a patriot, a saint, and finally, a divine son or daughter of God. At that stage, we need to experience the innermost emotions of God’s heart and resolve the grief that He has experienced for tens of thousands of years since the Fall of Adam and Eve.
(5) God is almighty. It was not due to any shortcoming or lack of ability on His part that He has been imprisoned in great pain and has endured immense suffering behind the scenes of history. Rather, there are provisions in the Principle of Restoration, which He has not been free to disclose, that called Him to wait with forbearance until Adam and Eve’s positions, lost at their Fall, were recovered through the appearance of the perfected second Adam. Although God is all-powerful, He cannot ignore the eternal laws and principles that He Himself established. Do you know what has pained God’s heart the most, causing Him the greatest grief since the Fall of Adam and Eve? It was the loss of His lineage. With that, He lost His right of ownership. God lost this lineage which is more valuable than life itself. Without His lineage, the seed of true life and true love was unable to germinate.
The importance of lineage
(6) Lineage is more important than life and more important than love. Life and love come together to create lineage. We cannot establish lineage if either life or love is missing. Among love, life, and lineage, which are the three qualities that define the parent-child relationship, lineage is the fruit. God’s lineage contains the seed of true love and the body of true life. Hence, for us to become the ideal people God envisioned, people of ideal character, and to create ideal families, we first need to link to His lineage. Only when we are linked to God’s lineage is it possible to create God’s homeland, the ideal nation, and establish the kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world. That world will be created through ideal relationships and by upholding the standard of absolute sex.
(7) Please inscribe the importance of lineage in your hearts. I cannot emphasize this enough. Without lineage, neither life nor love can endure. Your tradition will endure only through your lineage. Lineage is the bridge allowing the parents’ spirit to carry on through subsequent generations. In other words, lineage is the first and final condition necessary for parents to harvest the fruits of their love, their life, and their joy. We need to know this with certainty. Yet this lineage, more precious than life, was lost. The fruits of true life and true love never matured. Everyone on earth became fruits of Satan, lacking any relationship with Heaven. God intended for the seeds He planted in the springtime of the garden of Eden to grow into a bountiful crop that He could harvest in the autumn. The ideal of God’s creation was to raise Adam and Eve, His son and daughter, to the point where they would blossom with true love, true life, and true lineage. God’s desire in creating human beings was to harvest the owners of eternal love, eternal life, and eternal lineage, and His kingdom of the peaceful, ideal world.
(8) The most valuable and highest of all relationships is the relationship between parent and child. This is the only relationship that can perpetuate the lineage of God. You have to understand clearly that there is no way other than the passing of the blood lineage from parent to child. Tragically, it was false love, false life, and false lineage that infested the earth. God’s love, life, and lineage fell into the hands of the adulterer Satan, the enemy of love. Heaven and earth were transformed into hell. The world became a wretched place in which God’s presence was completely obscured. Yet humanity to this day lives in ignorance of this.
(9) People are deluded into believing that the lineage of the enemy is the lifeline upon which the world depends. This is the sad truth about humanity being descended from the Fall. That is why we refer to this world as hell on earth. God views humanity’s tragic situation with a heart full of pain. After creating Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, God intended to bless them in marriage through the Holy Blessing and bequeath to them all of Heaven’s rights of ownership. God wanted Adam and Eve to inherit the ownership of the entire universe.
(10) The right to God’s lineage, His ownership, and the right of the eldest son came under Satan’s control because of the Fall. God can be compared with a father who labors and sweats throughout his life to accumulate assets for his children, only to have a thief steal everything in the night. No one is aware of the grief-stricken heart of God, who lost His children when Satan took away His lineage, and who lost His nation and the entire world when Satan took away His ownership. There is only one way to recover this lineage and ownership. This is the path to win the natural subjugation of Satan, that is, to have Satan surrender voluntarily. What is the secret to achieving this? It can only be accomplished by the power of true love when we love our enemies more than we love our own children.