Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 08
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 1: The Principles of True Peace
Speech 2: God’s Hope for Humanity, Pg 36-39
The true child of God
Then, what kind of relationship would you like to have with God? Would you be content to be just a servant? Or would you prefer to be a friend? Would you rather be an adopted son or daughter, or would you like to find a way to become God’s own child? I know you would be satisfied with nothing short of the ultimate position as sons and daughters of God.
God’s ultimate purpose in His creation of human beings is to give to us all God’s love, life, and ideal. You are to occupy the entire love of God to the depth of His heart. By becoming God’s true sons and daughters, your desire will be fulfilled. That is your ultimate destiny. Then you will be saturated with the love of God. You will be filled with joy and feel overwhelmed by a total satisfaction with life.
There is no limit to this joy. True happiness has no end. When you are standing in the love of God, every cell in your body jumps for joy. You breathe in and out with the entire universe. In this state, your life is fulfilled. This is how God means for us to live; enraptured in love and joy. And through our joy, God receives joy. The joy of humanity is the joy of God; the joy of God is the joy of humanity.
Early in my life, I was called for a mission as God’s instrument. I was called to reveal God’s truth as God’s prophet. I committed myself unyieldingly to the pursuit of truth, searching the hills and valleys of the spirit world. The time suddenly came upon me when heaven opened up, and I was privileged to communicate with Jesus Christ and the living God directly. Since then, I have received many astonishing revelations. God told me that the most basic and central truth of the universe is that God is the Parent, and we are God’s children. We are all created as children of God. And God said there is nothing closer, nothing deeper, nothing more ultimate than when parent and child are one; one in love, one in life, and one in ideal.
Love, life, and the ideal are the central point where parent and child meet. Once we unite, at that point, God’s love is our love, God’s ideal is our ideal, and God’s life is our life. There is no relationship where you can have the eternal unity of life, love, and the ideal other than in the parent-child relationship. This is a fundamental reality of the universe.
How do we come into being in this world? The father and mother become one through their love and bring together their lives and ideals. Their love precedes our birth. Love is the force that unites. Husband and wife become one in love. This means the husband’s love, life, and ideal become the wife’s, and the wife’s love, life, and ideal become the husband’s. This is the way that two live as one, and two become one flesh. Upon this foundation of oneness in love, a new life can be generated.
When a child is born, that child is the manifestation of the parents’ love, life, and ideal. When you look at your own child, you are actually seeing another you. You are looking at the fruit of your love, the fruit of your life, and the fruit of your ideal. You are looking at your second self, another visible form of yourself.
Now let us expand this truth to a universal scale. Man and woman were created as God’s son and daughter. God wanted to be reflected in human beings. Therefore, the Bible says, “God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” (Gen. 1:27)
Humankind is created in the likeness of God. In other words, human beings are God incarnate. Humankind is the mirror of the living God, and God’s every virtue, characteristic, and quality is reflected in this mirror. God surely wants human beings to reflect God’s love, life, and ideal. We are the fruit of God’s love, life, and ideal.
The state of perfection
How wonderful, how simply wonderful it is to live this perfected life of God! This is the true life of joy unequaled by any earthly joy. Once you reach this state of perfection, you do not need prayer. Why would you? You meet God face to face, and you live heart to heart with Him. You converse with God. You no longer need religion, and you do not need a Savior. All the things of religion are part of the mending process, the process of restoration. A person of perfect health does not need a physician. The person in perfect union with God does not need a savior.
Life in union with God is the one great way to live life with God; you living in God and God living in you. This was the spiritual state of Jesus when he said, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?” (John 14:10) God and human beings will embrace in one all-consuming love. This is the state where God is made the living reality. You no longer believe; you know. And you live the truth. If you really experience this love in oneness with God, then you have tasted the supreme experience of life. There are probably many Christian leaders among you, yet how many of you have had that wonderful experience receiving the profound love of God?
God made us to live a life of intoxication. We are meant to live intoxicated by the love of God. Since we lost this original capacity, people seek unnatural, artificial intoxication, getting drunk on alcohol or deadened with drugs. The perfect person, however, is created to be intoxicated in the love of God. There is nothing that can go beyond this feeling of joy. Every cell in your body will explode with joy. Your eyes and ears, the tissues in your face, your arms and legs, everything will be newly alive in a rapture of joy. Nothing else can ever match this quality of joy. This is the plan of God’s original creation. When you say, “Heavenly Father,” do you really have a living and vibrant feeling of God’s presence? Don’t you want to hear God answering, “Yes, my child”?
Here is my gift to you tonight: I want you to realize that the true relationship between God and human beings is that of a subject partner and object partner. You are God’s sons and daughters. Once you have achieved unity with God, nothing can trouble you. Neither sorrow, nor loneliness, or sickness, or anything else under the sun can discourage you. God is the ultimate security. You could pay many millions of dollars and still not have that kind of security. It is priceless. No money can buy it. This is the total experience of life. We are meant to live with God.
Your life is, therefore, the most valuable thing in this universe. That is why Jesus said, “For what will it profit them, if they gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Or what shall they give in return for their life?” (Matt.16:26) Jesus is talking about life with God. Life without God has the value of a burned-out light bulb. A life without God is death.
Jesus Christ is the one person who lived God’s ideal in its fullest realization. He was the first person of perfection ever to walk the earth, and he came to restore the true relationship between God and humanity. But after Jesus’ crucifixion, Christianity identified him with God. This is why the gap between God and humankind remained. Jesus is a man in whom God is incarnate. But he himself is not God. Paul’s first epistle to Timothy in the Bible says, “For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human.” (1 Tim. 2:5) The dwelling of God within Jesus was a complete reality. He said, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?” (John 14:10) Jesus is, indeed, the only begotten Son of God, yet God does not want Jesus as the only son. All human beings are created to say, “I am in the Father, and the Father is in me.” This is everyone’s fully attainable goal.