Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 426
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 10: True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind
Speech 16: A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will II, pg 1603-1606
A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will II
March 7, 2012
Hanhwa 63 City, Seoul, Korea
Launch of the Strong Korea Citizens’ Movement
Respected guests, ladies and gentlemen:
I am delighted to meet you today. I would like to welcome you, on behalf of my family. The rally today is a ceremony to launch the Strong Korea campaign activities throughout Korea. Therefore, on this occasion I will explain something of the profound providential plan God has had for the Korean Peninsula throughout history, as well as some aspects of God’s providence in relation to the Pacific Rim era.
Era after the Coming of Heaven and the Pacific Rim era
Distinguished guests, at the beginning of the seventh year of Cheon Il Guk, I declared the beginning of a jubilee period in God’s providence. God has greatly blessed us since that year. It is a time of jubilee the likes of which God and human beings have never experienced in thousands of years of history. God’s heart has been in pain throughout history because humanity has been confined under Satan’s dominion. Humanity endured oppression under the sovereignty of evil throughout the Era before the Coming of Heaven. That time has finally come to an end! The year 2007 was the zenith, at which time it became possible for the gates to the revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven to open wide. This opening will usher in the time of a new sovereignty of goodness, in which humanity can serve and attend God as the central Being.
Without your awareness, Heaven’s providence has been expanding in extraordinary ways. Ambassadors for peace in one hundred eighty-five nations, numbering in the tens of thousands, have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree from God.
Today I would like to convey to you Heaven’s message, “A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God’s Will: e United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World.” It is a declaration of God’s dispensation and the direction humankind needs to take.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you carefully examine the progress of history, you will undoubtedly discover God’s plan and sense His presence as He worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Consider the history of civilization, which began centered on four of the world’s great river basins. We are familiar with the Egyptian civilization that flourished along the Nile River, the Mesopotamian civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Harappan civilization surrounding the Indus River, and the early Chinese civilization around the Yellow River. Over time, the center of civilization shifted to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, where the Mediterranean peninsular civilizations flourished in Greece and Rome. History continued to progress, and the European continental civilization emerged. This continental civilization in turn gave birth to the island civilization of the United Kingdom, which flourished in the Atlantic sphere. The British Empire, which dominated the seven seas and wielded its might as “the empire on which the sun never sets,” passed its splendid culture on to North America. We know these facts from history.
Civilization on the North American continent raised the banner of democracy, which was rooted in Christianity. This civilization bequeathed to the world the principles of freedom of religion and respect for equal human rights as it led the struggle against fascism and communism, which had established atheistic, evil sovereignties. Through victories in the First and Second World Wars and the third global conflict, the Cold War, it won victory over totalitarianism and communism.
However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great and the development of human civilization stopped there. Victory came because God had chosen and raised the United States of America as the Second Israel, in accordance with His providential plan, and raised and trained the American people through Christianity. God worked through America to bring His providence to its present stage of fruition.
America will be the driving force in creating a peaceful world
Ladies and gentlemen, the present era marks an important milestone in the development of civilization. Civilization has completed a circuit of the entire globe and has now arrived on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. History’s course has come to the point under God’s providence where it has to be concluded in the Pacific Rim region. No force can stop God’s providence now. Though there were both victories and defeats during the course of indemnity under the evil sovereignty in the Era before the Coming of Heaven, now nothing can prevent the rise of the Pacific Rim era. Herein lies the special reason that Heaven declared 2007 a jubilee year.
The arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. What do you think the world would have been like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his life on earth? Jesus came as the savior and Messiah to save all humankind. He did not come to save just the people of Israel, a small nation located on one end of the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, Rome, based at the center of the Mediterranean, was the center of human civilization. Rome was ready to rule the seas. Heaven earnestly wished for Jesus to teach and transform Rome first and then rule her empire. Heaven was eager to bring salvation to all humanity by working through Rome’s strong civilization. Yet Jesus was cruelly put to death on the cross, as we know all too well through the biblical record.
After thousands of years of preparation, God finally had sent Jesus to earth as His only Son. There is no way to fathom God’s heart as He anxiously watched Jesus’ each and every action. Jesus’ death was a tragedy that broke God’s heart. It brought Him anguish even more extreme than He felt at the moment Adam and Eve, whom He created as the first ancestors of humankind, were exiled from the garden of Eden due to the Fall.
During the two thousand years after Jesus’ death on the cross, God, in the background of history, has walked a path of suffering beyond human imagination. Through this course, He prepared the United States of America to serve as the nation of the Second Israel. As a Christian nation that includes Catholicism and Protestantism as well as the Orthodox communions, the mission of the United States is to bring harmony and unity to Christianity as soon as possible and, in the twenty-first century, to fulfill the responsibility that had been the Roman Empire’s, but which was not realized in Jesus’ time. On America’s shoulders rests the responsibility within God’s providence to bring harmony and oneness among the world’s seven billion people and to expedite the creation of a peaceful, ideal world. These are not simply the words of Rev. Moon. is is Heaven’s decree to America.
Then how can we unite Christianity? God has already revealed the solution through me, Rev. Moon, the True Parent of humankind. God has given me the supreme command to practice a life of true love, to understand completely the reality of the spirit world to which we go after we die, and to establish a model, ideal family, a true family.