Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 410
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 07: True Parents Are the Hope of God and Humankind, pg 1531-1535
True Parents and the true olive tree
Then what is the perfection of the realm of the heart of parents, and how can it be achieved? Even the greatest and most precious husband and wife become parents only when they give birth to children. The husband and wife are elevated to the position of parents only at the first cry of their first-born child. I have already mentioned that God created us to be the object partners of His joy. In the same way, a couple’s giving birth to and raising children is a work of creation in itself, in that through their children a husband and wife can feel the same eternal joy as God. Parents have to give birth to children and, from the position of the visible God, raise their children as the children of Heaven. Only by doing so can they experience and inherit that realm of heart of true parents experienced by the invisible God as He created and raised Adam and Eve. By raising their own sons and daughters, parents can experience our invisible God’s work of creation. They are given the honor of becoming second creators.
Nonetheless, after God created Adam and Eve as second creators, it became His eternal grief that they did not produce for Him His granddaughters and grandsons, whom He had intended would occupy the position of the third creators. Through the Fall, their lineage was changed to that of Satan, and their children became Satan’s children. Thus, they could not carry on God’s true lineage.
Therefore, all people, born as wild olive trees, have to be engrafted to the true olive tree through the grace of True Parents, the Messiah. Through the Holy Marriage Blessing that changes the lineage, all people have to produce children of goodness. Please realize that this act—in other words, offering a third generation, God’s grandchildren, into His embrace—is a great act of filial piety in God’s providence. This act is the appearance in history of the third creators. In this manner, in each family, the paradigm desired by God as His ideal of creation is perfected. This perfected true family can then expand throughout the globe in true tribes, true peoples, true nations and a true world and finally result in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven.
Parents are the center of families because they represent heaven. The children, on the other hand, represent earth. Heaven is in the position of the subject partner, whereas earth is positioned as the object partner. Therefore, the parents, who are the subject partner, are responsible to raise their children according to the Will of Heaven and bless them to a loving spouse.
They have the responsibility to preserve the pure and good lineage that Satan can never accuse, and to prepare the ground on which this lineage of Heaven can be passed down from generation to generation. This is the only way the original parent’s position, lost at the time of the Fall, can be restored, and the only way the realm of the parent’s heart can be perfected.
The three great kingships and the true family principle
Ladies and gentlemen, what do you think I mean by the three great kingships? Simply put, if the four great realms of heart are perfected centering on husband and wife becoming one flesh, then the three great kingships are perfected when Adam and Eve produce good and sinless children. God is the first generation, Adam and Eve are the second generation and their children are the third generation. When you look at your own family, the grandparents are the first generation and so represent God; the parents are the second generation; and the children are the third generation. The grandparents are the king and queen representing the past, the parents are the king and queen representing the present, and the children are the princes and princesses representing the future world. In other words, the realms of these three eras can all be established in your own family.
In this manner, the process of creation, involving origin-division-union action, unfolds in the realm of one family. The grandparents are in the position of the origin, the parents are in the position of division into two, and the children are in the position of the union of the two. By loving and serving our grandparents, we can learn about and inherit the past. By loving and serving our parents, we can learn about and become familiar with the present. And through love for our children, we can feel hope for the future. If Adam and Eve had become perfect, Adam would have been the perfected Father and King of the kingdom of heaven, and Eve the perfected Mother and Queen. They would have become the lords of the family, and the kingship of the family, race, nation and world would have been established. God would have become the King of the kingdom of heaven in heaven, and Adam and Eve as the visible God would have become the King and Queen of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Therefore, when you look at your family, the grandparents can be said to be the ambassadors plenipotentiary of Heaven, sent by God. This is why you need to serve and honor your grandparents as you would God. Moreover, the parents who serve Heaven are the king and queen of the family, embracing the 6.5 billion people in the world as one family. The children responsible for the future need to adhere to the traditions of Heaven and inherit the kingship of goodness by being devoted and loyal to their parents, the king and queen.
The manifestation of the true family principle begins when the three great kingships of Heaven are perfected in one family on the horizontal level. In this way the original family becomes the model for the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven, as originally intended in God’s purpose of creation. In other words, the family that has perfected the four great realms of heart and the three great kingships becomes the foundation upon which the peace kingdom desired by all humanity can be established here on earth.
The family is therefore the palace of Heaven. All members of this family are the royalty of Heaven. But if grandparents, parents and children do not complete oneness in true love, neither the three great kingships nor the four great realms of heart are perfected.
Respected leaders, in the Bible there is a verse that says, “But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.” (Luke 5:38) Even without you realizing it, the Era before the Coming of Heaven, the old wineskin, has passed away. Already the Era after the Coming of Heaven, the new wineskin, has opened its gates to us. With the advent of the True Parents, heavenly fortune has arrived here on earth. With the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are actively advancing the predestined, absolute providence to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth, which is God’s ideal of creation. For all of you who have received Heaven’s call, there is only one path to follow and only one task to perform in order to establish the peace kingdom here on earth.
The spirit world has its gates wide open, and the four great saints, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad, and millions of good ancestors also are pouring down like a great storm. They are coming to watch over everything you do and are eager to break down the thousands of barriers and limitations in the world. They are coming to establish God’s kingdom of Cheon Il Guk, as we say in Korean, the era of liberation of the true heart. All of you reborn as true olive trees have to receive your good ancestors with new eyes, new ears and new hearts, and become front-runners in the practice of the true family principle.
The hope of the ages and the arrival of Heaven’s Blessing
Ladies and gentlemen, I clearly understand the Will of Heaven as having placed me in the position of the True Parent, as ordained by providence. As the Savior, True Parents have to fulfill their responsibility to save the world. As the Messiah, they must fulfill the responsibility of cleansing human beings of all sin. Through the Holy Marriage Blessing centered on true love, True Parents have to overfill the world with true families who will be the new true olive trees. This fortune and destiny given me by Heaven is now being fulfilled at revolutionary speed. This is clearly visible in the work being done for the establishment of God’s kingdom of Cheon Il Guk by tens of thousands of blessed families, international couples flying high the flag of the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace or the banner of the Mongolian People’s Federation for World Peace. They are truly the vanguard of Heaven, risking their lives for the work of God.
Now, no force on earth can extinguish this beacon of the revolution of true love. Who can stop this typhoon of the establishment of a new heaven and a new earth, when heavenly fortune is with us and the entire spirit world is working together with us? Just welcome the heavenly fortune with a humble attitude as it flows toward you like a great rising of the seas. We are now living in the era of the family. No one will get away with selfish, individualistic or unethical actions that destroy morality and go against heavenly fortune. Please establish true families that have returned to the realm of God’s ideal envisioned at the Creation. Become true parents yourselves! God will reside in your family. Eternal peace and happiness will overflow in your family.
The Interreligious and International Federation and the Mongolian People’s Federation have already become the pillars of cloud and of fire guiding humanity. From now on, your motto must be absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. Please become the vanguard establishing God’s fatherland and the homeland for humanity here on earth. Let us transform the Mongolian spot into a “true-love birthmark!” I urge you to put on the helmet and armor of true love and be brave warriors freeing this world from evil forces.
It is my expectation that you will accept Heaven’s decree I have passed on to you today. From now on, no matter when it is, where we are or what we are doing, we are all members of one family centered on Heaven. I hope you will remember at all times that God works miracles through your conscience.
May God’s blessing be with you and the true family you establish for eternity.