Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 99
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 2: God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom
Speech 15: Advance without Ceasing, pg 338-342
Respected peace-loving leaders and family members, I am so proud of you. Looking back, it has truly been an arduous course of restoration through indemnity. True Parents, however, brought a clean end to all of it.
They have been victorious and have opened the gates to the era of Cheon Il Guk, when the era of God’s kingship, the era of God’s direct dominion, takes root. True Parents moved up from My Pledge to the Family Pledge and brought us from the era of praying in True Parents’ names to that of directly reporting to God in the name of our own blessed central family. They opened the Cheon Il Guk era, a new era of the providence, amid changes that previously could not have even been imagined.
On the basis of the substantiation of the culture of heart, we also vertically and horizontally expanded the True Parents-centered system of the absolutely good sovereignty under God’s kingship. Through the Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony Opening the Gates of Cheon Il Guk and the Coronation of the King of the Blessed Families on the occasion of my sixtieth birthday in 2003, the heavenly sovereignty put down vertical roots. Since then, True Parents firmly established it throughout the world through the coronation of the King of Peace in 120 clans and 120 nations. With the inauguration of the Abel UN through the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), we offered to Heaven the Cheon Jeong Gung Entrance Ceremony and Coronation of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind. For the first time in human history, we firmly established the foundation for the substantiation of the ideal envisaged at the time of the creation. With the victory of True Parents’ fifty-year course, we ushered in a providential jubilee year and proclaimed the era of the heavenly calendar, marking 2010 as the first year of Cheon-gi (the Heavenly Foundation).
True Parents’ realm of victory
During the past three years, True Father did not let go of for a single moment the script of his speech, “The Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word,” He treasured this text and would explain it during hoondokhwe whenever the opportunity arose. The following is an excerpt found under the subheading “My final words for humankind”:
These are textbooks you will have to read and study even after you go to the spirit world. They are not just teachings that come from the mind of one person; they are textbooks and materials that teach the heavenly way that God has bestowed upon His suffering children for their salvation.
Ladies and gentlemen, I have already mentioned that a life of vertical “high noon” alignment casts no shadow. If our lives are shining, there will be no chance for the shadow of sin to be cast. Those who receive the light will be indebted to the light. I pray that we can now wipe away the tears of people in misery and poverty and lead an illuminated life of eternal true love that dissipates all darkness. The True Parents have achieved ultimate unity and offered and proclaimed the era of God’s full transcendence, full immanence, full authority, and omnipotence upon the standard of their conclusion, completion, and perfection.
Who is True Father?
Respected leaders of peace and beloved blessed families: At the dawn of this new providential turning point and new age, my greatest hope is that True Father’s providential stature will solidify throughout his life. True Father treasured every second and every minute as he invested his entire being completely for the sake of God’s Will. He relentlessly traveled to every part of the globe and even to the spirit world. It is my hope that his cosmic and providential achievements, the victories he accumulated with his own blood, sweat, and tears, will become the eternal standard and example for all humankind.
First, True Father is humankind’s ancestor of original goodness, the True Parent. Adam and Eve, the first ancestors of humankind, fell and became our evil ancestors. As Jesus testified, they are the false ancestors. With the Fall of Adam and Eve, God lost the first created human beings. In other words, He lost His external form.
God carried out the providence of restoration and sent True Father as the ultimate, returning Messiah. Through exercising his own portion of responsibility, True Father illuminated the truth, God’s Word, and completed the providence of restoration through indemnity. Through the Blessing ceremony and the Seonghwa ceremony, he opened the paths of rebirth, resurrection, and eternal life, establishing them for fallen people to walk in the physical and spiritual worlds. This enables people to inherit the original true love, true life, and true lineage as they were at the time of creation. This inheritance can only come from the True Parents, the ancestors of goodness. Blessed marriage is the gateway for this inheritance.
Second, True Father is the owner of the eternal truth or the Word. God formed the whole of creation through the Word. The Word is the truth and the substantiation of God. God’s love and heart are manifested in form through the Word. Adam and Eve, humankind’s false ancestors, transgressed God’s Word and committed the Fall. Hence, they were unable to substantiate the Word. Consequently, the Messiah had to search for the Word, the truth from Heaven, as part of his providence for the start of his mission.
In response to such demands of the providence, True Father discovered the fullness of the Word through setting many intense conditions, gaining victory in separating from Satan, and through receiving God’s approval.
Throughout his life, True Father led and directed the providence with the Word. Through the Word, he suffused the world with vitality and life. He lovingly nurtured with the Word while completing the providence of re-creation. As a result, during the jubilee years in True Parents’ course, he completed the eight great textbooks and teaching materials and established the tradition of hoondokhwe. This, in turn, allowed the pathway to open up to firmly establish Cheon Il Guk through the Word and through the love within our worldwide families.
The authority of the teachings in the eight great textbooks and teaching materials is solely True Parents’, and this must be preserved as the eternal tradition, which is absolute for all future generations.
Third, True Father is the one who completed God’s providence of salvation. As stated in Exposition of the Divine Principle, history is the providence of salvation, which is the providence of restoration. Due to the Fall of the first ancestors Adam and Eve, a world emerged under an evil sovereignty with the false ancestors as the center. Humankind’s misfortunes, anguish, sin, alienation, and war, caused by all manner of conflict and hostility, arose from the Fall of those first ancestors. God immediately began the dispensation to restore the world from one of sin and evil to the ideal world envisioned at the time of creation, in other words, a world of peace overflowing with happiness, altruism, service to others, and love. This dispensation has continued throughout the course of history without ceasing even for a moment.
Nonetheless, God had to repeatedly prolong the providence of salvation, which continued amid the recurring need for indemnity and restoration because of the failure of central figures and groups of people to complete their portions of responsibility. Two thousand years ago, God’s only begotten Son, Jesus, came as the Messiah. He was crucified because of people’s faithlessness. He subsequently ascended, though not before promising that Christ would return.
Two thousand years later, as Jesus intended and promised, True Father came as the returning Messiah and achieved victory in the providential course, paying all the historical indemnity during his lifetime. It is no exaggeration to characterize True Father’s life as a state of ceaseless tension and suffering. He endlessly battled Satan in life-and-death confrontations throughout the providence of restoration through indemnity.
In this way ,True Father concluded, completed, and perfected the providence through a forty-year course as the Messiah, a forty-year course as the True Parent, and a ten-year course as the Peace King, the King of kings.
Fourth, True Father is the Peace King, the King of kings. God’s Will is the perfection of a peaceful, ideal world, a world where all people live as one great family under God. This refers on an individual level to personal perfection through mind-body unity and then the perfection of the family through the oneness of husband and wife, parents and children, and siblings. Expanding this concept, we are meant to create a world overflowing with love and peace, where our societies, our nations, and the entire world come together as one.