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Commemoration of True Parents’ Birthday - God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom (January 27, 2004)
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True Father’s Message 

God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom
True Father gave this message at Jamshil Indoor Gymnasium, Seoul, Korea, on January 27, 2004, in commemoration of True Parents’ births. 

I would like to convey deep appreciation for your many expressions of congratulations on this occasion of my birthday, which is also my wife’s birthday. However, this is not for us; I would like to offer all glory to God, who has protected us until today.
Early in our lives God called us, and we have devoted our entire lives to fulfilling his will. Therefore I cannot accept your congratulations without including God in this celebration. For my address this evening, I would like to talk about God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom.


God’s lost homeland

What kind of world would have been realized if Adam and Eve, the first human ancestors, had not fallen? Adam would have become the patriarch of God’s family, the chief of God’s tribe and the king of God’s nation. From that ideal Adam, the world that would have begun would have been Adam’s world, having Adam’s tradition, language, culture and lifestyle. Both God and Adam would have been able to dwell in that world as their homeland.
Unfortunately, human history began with the Fall of the first human ancestors. Our world was reduced to slavery under Satan’s dominion. It was a world that had nothing to do with God. Humankind was originally meant to establish and live in a peace kingdom for eternity, with God as their True Parent. Instead, the human race enslaved itself to Satan, the source of evil, and has lived in a world permeated with sin and suffering ever since. This has brought immeasurable and constant anguish to God.
Please think about this in the context of your own lives. Contrary to the Creator’s will, your mind and body are in constant struggle and conflict. Has anyone completely unified mind and body? Among the six billion people of the world today, is there anyone who has lived according to the original, ideal mind–body relationship, where the body is in complete submission to the mind? What about the nations and societies of today’s world? From the conflict and selfishness rooted in an individual’s mind and body come the barriers that have transformed societies and nations into impregnable fortresses.  
Human beings were supposed to live as one family of brothers and sisters, yet we see interracial strife. This is a crucial problem threatening world peace. Each religion began with a mission to revive human spirituality, thereby accomplishing God’s will by bringing humankind back to him. However, religions abandoned their original mission; they became mired in the swamps of prejudice and conflict. This escalated to the point where we see religions being misused as tools for bloodshed and war.
Application of human beings’ original mind leads to a world of peace. Where does our original mind lead us? In the core of our heart, do we desire to live oppressed within the walls and boundaries that surround us? Certainly not! The world that we desire is a place where there are no artificial barriers or boundaries. It is a free, peaceful world. All people long for that original homeland. It is the homeland that God has sought to establish for thousands of years. It is the homeland that humankind has longed for throughout history. Of course, when we talk about a homeland, a particular nation may come to mind, yet no nation in today’s world compares to the original homeland.
To establish a nation there needs to be sovereignty, people and territory. History records the rise and fall of nations and countless transitions of sovereignties, accompanied by the sacrifice of a great many lives. Among them were countless martyrs who died in the hope that the original homeland would someday appear. The homeland these people longed for does not refer to the United States, or Korea, or any other nation. The original homeland is not a place based on democracy or communism. In it there is no need for any religion. It is a world that does not commit the folly of measuring the value of a person by the color of his or her skin. It does not allow any form of artificial boundary or national border, including the barrier that divides the mind and body within each individual. These barriers bring pain to everyone. 
Planet Earth is our home, and the entire globe is the homeland that humanity is longing for. For tens of thousands of years, God has longed for this homeland. Humankind has the responsibility to establish a global nation congruent with God’s values, as well as to banish evil from earth by judging Satan, who has been the archenemy of heaven. This is how we will build the heavenly kingdom of peace on earth, on the foundation of goodness. Please remember always that this has been God’s desire, Jesus’ desire, and the desire of our ancestors who walked the path of martyrdom in the course of God’s providence.


Toward the intended world

The ideal world is not created automatically. Nobody can build it by just wishing it into existence. It is impossible to attain unless we, the offspring of the Fall of the first human ancestors, receive a new lineage through the marriage blessing and practice a life of true love.
What is a life of true love? In essence, it is living for the sake of others. It is living for the sake of others before you even think about the other doing something for yourself, a life of giving to others and dismissing any thought that you ever gave. It is not giving in hopes of receiving something in return. It is a life in which you give and give, so much that you would never regret that you had not given more. Even as you give, you bow your head in humility. Thus, Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” He also said, “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Even our almighty Creator, God, does not engage in creation and destruction at whim. He abides by the principles of creation that he himself established.
For this reason, I have been conducting the marriage blessing providence throughout the past several decades. Due to the Fall of the first ancestors, humankind inherited false life, false love and false lineage and had no choice but to live a false life. Therefore, my wife and I began our God-given mission as the True Parents. Throughout our lives, we have been on a lonely path to carry out this heavenly decree to eliminate Satan, the devil, through the marriage blessing providence, and as the True Parents, to bequeath true life, true love and the true lineage to humanity.
We discovered that God by himself could not reverse the false bloodline, because the false parents planted it. Having fulfilled all the necessary indemnity conditions, my wife and I stand victoriously as the True Parents. We have been expanding the true lineage by separating human beings from the lineage of the false olive tree and engrafting them to the true olive tree. A false olive tree will remain a false olive tree, even if a thousand years pass; a person’s lineage can change only when the person is engrafted to the true olive tree.
The bright age of heaven is dawning. Please receive my message with hope. The history of the marriage blessing began with just three couples in 1960 and has now reached 400 million couples around the world. Furthermore, more than 120 billion blessed couples live in the spirit world. The field of the true olive tree has now overwhelmed the field of the wild olive trees. All these blessed families have united in living for the sake of others. The life within these true olive trees, embodying the true lineage, is now quickly spreading throughout the entire world. It will realize God’s homeland and peace kingdom, which will be a nation full of joy and happiness, a global nation of freedom and equality without walls or national borders.

The text has been edited for inclusion in TPmagazine. The full-length original is in book 2, chapter 8 of Pyeong Hwa Gyeong.