|Hyo Jeong Family Festival in Osaka (11.21.2017)|
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True Parents' Message at the Hyo Jeong Family Festival in Osaka, on November 21, at the Osaka Kadoma Sports Center
Respected Leaders of Various Fields, Ambassadors for Peace, Members of the Family Federation, and Blessed Families of Osaka! Today, we have assembled here to become the key players of this new age. This will be our first step in carrying out the responsibility of making a heavenly Japan and a heavenly Osaka that attends Heavenly Parent. When we look around the world today, we do not have hope for the future. Depending on the area, the religions Heaven let thrive began by explaining the good beginning, but they did not know where the final destination was or how to bear fruit. That is why I would like to explain about God our Creator and the original center of the universe. God created all things in heaven and on earth and then created the man and woman who would become the first ancestors of humankind. They should have grown in the direction God desired with absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience to God, have receive God’s Blessing and become the True Parents of humankind. However, Adam and Eve began to focus on themselves and came to have greed. They felt they could become like God. Greed [to become like God] before the proper time brought about today’s fallen humanity. However, the start and the finish of the omniscient and omnipotent God must be the same. He cannot change the principles he put in place at the time of the Creation. Therefore, Heaven had no choice but to initiate the providence of restoration through indemnity and salvation to restore fallen humankind. This was a sorrowful and painful course. God chose Israel as the chosen people and raised it from the individual level to the national level through the providence of restoration through indemnity. Yet, how difficult must it have been that it took four thousand years? After four thousand years, God sent Jesus Christ, God’s only son, whom he could call "My son." How can one believe that the crucifixion of the only son of God, whom God sent after the long period of four thousand years and which took place soon after Jesus’ coming, is the salvation of humanity? Jesus lost the environment in which he could fulfill his responsibility and died on the cross. He said he would return to hold the marriage banquet of the Lamb. The marriage banquet of the Lamb! Christianity began through the Apostles, who had been spiritually resurrected through the Holy Spirit. However, in the beginning, Christianity received much persecution. After 313 ad, Rome recognized Christianity, and on this foundation, Christianity set off from Italy, spread through Europe to England and blossomed through the Atlantic Civilization Realm. However, they did not know Jesus' essence. Even though the Atlantic Civilization Realm spread to the world, it ended up being a failed civilization. It could no longer spread as nations and empires sought benefits for themselves. However, since Jesus promised he would return, through Heaven’s providence a people emerged that could create an environment for the returning Lord. That nation was the United States. Heaven does not work through a people that failed to fulfill its responsibilities. This is because that people has indemnity remaining, which must be paid. Jesus promised to return and conduct the marriage banquet of the Lamb, so God had to find a new people through whom he could send his only daughter. That was the Han people! After waiting for two thousand years, the person who absolutely must and needed to appear before the only son of God, who had said he would return, was the only daughter of God! The only daughter of God, whom God could call "My daughter," had to be born with no relation to Satan and centered on the Christian foundation. With liberation, Korea divided north and south. It divided along the lines of democratic thought and communist thought. These people had fought together for Korea's independence. Yet how could different thought systems divide them?
God's only daughter needed a growth period. In the beginning, God created a man and a woman and gave them a growth period. God’s only daughter, who had been found again, also had to go through a growth period, a period to grow. I was born in the North. If I had stayed there, I may not have had the opportunity to grow or fulfill my responsibilities, so Heaven had me go south. Then in 1950, the Korean War broke out. South Korea was unprotected, but as if it were a miracle, Heaven mobilized the UN forces and protected the South. Heaven protected Korea because the True Parents, who can realize God’s dream and the wish of humanity in regards to Heaven’s providence, had to emerge. The Holy Wedding was in 1960. Christians should have cooperated; as it says in Genesis, “There was evening and there was morning, one day,” and they were unable to prepare for that first day. That is why it took True Parents more than fifty years to climb up from the lowest level. Why do we need the True Parents? Fallen humankind cannot go directly into God's presence. This is because they have accumulated remaining sin that must be indemnified. We cannot enter into God's direct presence unless we are born through the True Parents. That is what the Family Federation calls the "Marriage Blessing.” How long humankind has waited for this truth! It took six thousand years. The parents whom we have long waited! The nation from which True Parents emerged, the other nations of the world—the world’s 7.4 billion people—still do not know this. Then those who have received the Blessing first have the responsibility to share and inform others about this. That is the responsibility, which as tribal messiahs all Blessed Families must fulfill. That is why I hope you will become the proud "Shin Osaka.” This "shin" does not mean “new.” It means an “Osaka that attends God.” Are you ready to fulfill your responsibilities? True Parents selected Japan, the Eve nation, to be at the center of the providence. Korea, from which True Parents emerged, is the father nation; Japan is the mother nation. The essence of a mother is that she will do anything for her children. If her children can be happy, if they can succeed, she will unconditionally cooperate. All humankind wants peace. Yet, looking at the reality today, that dream seems far away. However, we have the key. Through True Parents, through those in our second and third generations who stand at the center of the providence, centered on Korea, Japan and the United States, the Pacific Rim Civilization Ere is beginning. Through the Hyo Jeong revolution of the culture of heart, those in our second and third generations who can become the lamp to the world, the light, are going out to the world. Only through this movement, on this path, can God's wish, the wish of humankind, the wish of one human family under Heavenly Parent, be realized! That reality is not far away. If you fulfill your responsibilities as tribal messiahs in front of the brothers and sisters around you—your tribe, your people, and the world—the path to that day will be wide open. This is especially so for Osaka, which I heard was the place through which this nation opened its doors to the world. As global citizens of Shin Osaka, I sincerely ask you to show the world by holding high True Parents’ love under the banner of the Hyo Jeong Revolution of the Culture of Heart and proudly spread our movement, in which we are working with True Parents and Heavenly Parent. I pray you will advance toward the day Heaven worked so hard for and patiently waited for—the day humanity wished for—that day of great joy and delight when we can establish the kingdom of heaven on earth during the lifetime of God’s only daughter, the True Parents, in attendance to our Heavenly Parent. I ask that you become global citizens of Osaka who lead the way in this.