Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 157
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 4: The True Family Movement
Speech 4: The True Family Movement to Save Humankind, pg 549-551
Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist were to attend Jesus
Once the Son of God was born on earth, he needed a wall of protection in order to grow up safely within the satanic world and fulfill the Will of God. God had hoped that these three people in the family of Zechariah would establish that protective foundation. However, Jesus, lacking the protection of Zechariah’s family and deprived of the love of Joseph, was viewed as an illegitimate son. He grew up feeling indescribable loneliness.
Jesus was aware of his path as the Messiah, and he lamented his lonely circumstances and the serious obstacle they presented to fulfilling the Will of God. The Messiah is the True Parent. In order to fulfill that mission he needed a bride. If Zechariah and Elizabeth, who had received both revelations and spiritual support from God, had maintained absolute faith, they would have served Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah, receiving God’s Will through him and following him absolutely. Also their son, John the Baptist, who was born to serve Jesus, was to have brought his followers to believe in Jesus and receive salvation.
Unfortunately, although Zechariah, Elizabeth and John the Baptist testified at first to Jesus as the Son of God, there is no evidence that they served him as such. The respected priest Zechariah was simply a spectator, and John the Baptist stood apart from Jesus. This kept the people from following Jesus and made his path very difficult. And once his family lost faith in Jesus, looking at him through human eyes, they were in no position to help him find his bride.
Faced with opposition from his mother Mary, as well as from Zechariah, Elizabeth and finally John the Baptist, Jesus gave up hope for receiving their protection as he sought to fulfill his mission. Therefore, Jesus left his home in search of a new spiritual foundation to restart the providence of salvation. Without a family or a home, Jesus lamented, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20) With his family-level foundation lost, Jesus sought to replace it. That was his three-year course. But in the end, as people disbelieved in him and the disciples lost faith, Jesus faced Satan’s attack. As his foundation crumbled, Jesus determined to go the way of the cross.
Originally, Jesus came to the earth as the Messiah to give the Blessing to his disciples and to all humankind. He was to build the sinless kingdom of heaven. But because of the lack of faith among the people around him, he could not find his bride and become, with her, the True Parents of humankind. He could not complete his mission. This is why he promised to return.
The Lord of the Second Advent comes to complete the foundation of God’s providence of restoration left undone by Jesus. That is to say, he comes as the seed of the original true child, to fulfill the ideal of creation. He comes to establish the position of True Parents, who are the origin of the true love, true life and true lineage of God. He comes on the victorious foundation of the accomplishments of all the providential central figures on God’s side, up to the time of Jesus. He also stands upon the victorious foundation of Jesus’ life and finds the bride that Jesus could not find. He and his bride become the True Parents to save all humankind.
Through the Blessing of new marriages that pass on God’s original blood lineage, the True Parents will be able to give salvation to all humanity. People will become true sons and daughters by engrafting onto the true love, true life and true lineage of God. Furthermore, the Messiah and his Bride will establish a True Family and lay the foundation for the kingdom of heaven on earth.
The marriage Blessing, a most precious gift
Esteemed religious leaders: the marriage Blessing is the most precious gift God has given to humankind. My wife and I invite each of you to participate in this historic event and hope that all of you will receive God’s Blessing. From now on, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification will expand the true family movement with greater vigor, accomplishing the Blessing of 360 million couples by the year 2001, through three different events.
Today, traditional values are being uprooted, young people are falling into decadence and moral degradation, and the family is being utterly destroyed. As it is written, you reap what you sow. Adam and Eve sowed the seeds of illicit love while in an immature state. This phenomenon is being replicated worldwide and is bearing the fruit of our sinful history in the extreme decadence of young people. Is there anything more important than saving humanity from its free fall to destruction? My efforts to globalize and universalize the true family movement and the marriage Blessing, which provide a fundamental way to save humanity, need the active support of respected figures like yourselves. I, therefore, ask you to unite together in your nations and initiate the movement for saving your nation by organizing a support group for the true family movement and the marriage Blessing ceremony. I sincerely hope and ask that many leaders will take the leading role in this meaningful task of restoring humanity to its original state.
Please guide all people to establish true families as soon as possible, so that we may enter into the age of God-centered heavenly kingship on earth and in heaven, and live together in a world of victory, freedom, peace and unity.
May God bless you, your families and all your endeavors. Thank you.