Recent Speeches 55: Hyojeong True Love and Family Blessing Festival in Taiwan
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, affectionately known as True Mother, gave the following prayer at the Hyojeong True Love and Family Blessing Festival held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2019.
Dearest Heavenly Parent, we come to You with gratitude.
Until this day came about, the providence of salvation to find and save humanity took a lengthy period of 6,000 years. How sad You were whenever You saw humanity lost and wandering!
Now we are facing the completion of providential history. Two thousand years ago, after Jesus’ crucifixion, the providence spread across the European continent, centered on the Italian Peninsula, and headed outward to the world, based on the Atlantic civilization. Unfortunately, this civilization was reduced to one acting out of greed and taking from others because its people did not know the essence of Heavenly Parent and of Jesus.
Now, however, through the birth of True Parents on the Korean Peninsula, where the providence will come to completion, we are in an age in which human history is heading in a newly hopeful direction. It is at such a time that this ceremony to bless Cheon Il Guk citizens is being hosted in Taiwan. When we consider how history has been moving in a circle and is finally heading toward the Korean Peninsula for its conclusion, this is a sacred moment through which Taiwan will become one with all the Chinese people spread throughout the world. Its people can finally obtain the qualification as heavenly citizens through the Marriage Blessing centered on True Parents.
Please allow Taiwan to know that it is in a central position and has the ability to unite all the nations of Asia. Through the Blessing held in Your presence today, enable all newly blessed couples to fulfill their Tribal Messiah responsibilities as Cheon Il Guk citizens. Let Taiwan remember that, as the eldest daughter nation, it can become a proud eldest daughter nation that helps with the completion of Your providence. Please embrace all blessed families here today so that they become families that share Your blessings far and wide, setting an example in front of the world—families that head toward the eternal world and make You proud through fulfilling their beautiful responsibilities. I sincerely pray and proclaim all these things in True Parents’ names. Aju.
Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, affectionately known as True Mother, gave the main address at the Hyojeong True Love and Family Blessing Festival held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2019.
Congratulations to all the newly blessed families who have received the Blessing today.
The title of my message today is “Human Civilization in Heaven’s Providence and Our Responsibility Today.” When we look at the world today, we see we are heading in a direction that will not solve our many problems. We are facing the conclusion that we cannot unite based on self-centered ideologies or ideas. Therefore, we need to understand what kind of being the Creator God, the Owner of the universe, is. We know that the Creator created all things in His image. He lastly created a man and a woman who would become our ancestors. He gave them a period in which to grow as well as responsibilities to complete. Through this growth period, they should have matured into beautiful, good people and advanced to a position where they could receive Heaven’s Blessing. Instead, they developed self-centered desire, detached from God’s ideal of creation, resulting in today’s fallen humankind.
Up until now, history has been filled with war and conflict. However, the Creator is all-knowing and almighty. His beginning and end are the same. The purpose of creation that He envisioned must be achieved. Yet, on the basis of giving human beings their own responsibility, Heaven has no choice but to carry out the history of the providence of salvation. In a fallen world, He established a nation of chosen people who would pursue good. He finally sent the Messiah, Jesus Christ, whom He promised to the chosen people after four thousand years. However, the Israelites did not understand Jesus’ essence. They could not provide the proper environmental realm necessary for Jesus to work on earth. Jesus had no choice but to take the path of the cross, upon which he said he would come again. Christianity began with the revival of the Holy Spirit through Jesus’ disciples who were waiting for his return. Once Rome officially recognized Christianity, Christianity traveled from the Italian Peninsula across the European continent to the island of Great Britain. Several nations, centering on Great Britain, went out to the world carrying the Bible of Christ. However, they were unaware of Jesus’ essence. Jesus said to love our neighbors as ourselves, yet these people put their own countries first, building a civilization that stole from others. Therefore, the Atlantic cultural sphere came to an end.
Heaven’s providence moved on. Jesus said that he would come again and host the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Hence, in the Last Days, the Only Begotten Daughter of God must be born and become Jesus’ partner. Heaven could not continue God’s providence through the people of Israel, who failed in their responsibility, because indemnity remained with them.
In 1943, Heaven sent the Only Begotten Daughter to be born on the Korean Peninsula in Asia, beginning a new providence. In 1945, Korea was liberated (from Japanese occupation), but it divided into North and South Korea. Then in 1950, the Korean War broke out. I have mentioned that according to Heaven’s Principle of Creation, human beings were given a growth period. At the time, South Korea was a new democratic nation that did not have the power to resist communism. After six thousand years, God finally caused His Only Begotten Daughter to appear for the sake of the completion of the providence. He therefore would not leave her in a situation where her life was in danger. Back then, Korea was not known to the world, so how was it that 16 UN nations came to shed the blood of their good men for our sake? Essentially, it was a holy war.
I understood Heaven’s providence and in 1960 I rose to the position of a True Parent. Fallen human beings cannot stand directly before God. You cannot go before Him without being reborn through True Parents’ Blessing. However, the Christian foundation failed to create the proper environment for True Parents’ birth. In light of this situation, True Parents began with the Blessing of three families in 1960. Next year will be the 60th anniversary of that Blessing, and now we have countless blessed families in 190 countries around the world.
Now, centering on True Mother, the Only Begotten Daughter, a Blessing history that transcends religion, ideology and nations is beginning. People cannot reach perfection if they are ignorant. They must learn how the providence is unfolding. The only people in the world who can tell you about the providence are the True Parents. Now a new age and new history have begun in Heaven’s providence. It is the seventh year of Cheon Il Guk. You who have received the Blessing today have become citizens of Cheon Il Guk as children whom Heavenly Parent can embrace.
The Blessing comes with responsibility. Each of you, as blessed families, should become Tribal Messiahs. Through you, all the citizens of Taiwan should receive Heaven’s Blessing so that you can become a Blessed Heavenly Taiwan. Will you do this?
Looking at you today, through fulfilling your responsibilities, the ultimate goal is not only to build a unified Greater China, which is your wish, but also to build a unified family, one family under God, centering on our Heavenly Parent. Under our Heavenly Parent, when all people in the 200+ countries in the world become His children, war and conflict will cease to exist. We, and our earth that we need to live in forever, are suffering because of our ignorance. Reach out to the world by going beyond your tribe, people and nation. You are the island that can act the quickest in realizing the dream of one human family centered on our one Heavenly Parent.
History has opened the doors to the era of the Pacific civilization. The leading bodies in the Pacific civilization include the Korean Peninsula and several nations across the Pacific islands and Asia. That is why I have advocated for and proclaimed the Asia-Pacific Union. The many Asian countries should attend Heaven as one system centering on Heavenly Parent and bring His providence to completion. I bless Taiwan to stand in the position of a nation that fulfills its responsibility.
The history of human civilization was once centered on the Italian Peninsula, from where it traveled around the world to connect to the Korean Peninsula to begin a new era and a new history. In that regard, when Taiwan and Japan stand at the forefront of the Asian continent to fulfill their responsibility in this era of the Pacific civilization through the true love of the Hyojeong movement centering on Heaven, our second- and third-generation members will continue to ride the strong waves of Cheon Il Guk.
I have no doubt that our blessed children, loved by God, will bring the world together into an everlasting harmony that they can be proud of. We have only hope. You who have received the Blessing today, I pray that, through your second and third generations, all citizens will become filial sons and daughters and loyal patriots as blessed families that praise, glorify, appreciate, and sing of Heaven’s love, for the completion of Heaven’s providence.
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