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February 3, 2017
Cheon Il Goong (‘Heaven’s Palace’), Matamoras, PA
Mrs. Hyun Shil Kang
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
As many of you know the prophet Jeremiah shed many tears for God and for his country, that he is often called “the prophet of tears.” In this verse God is saying that if you seek Him with all your heart, He will give you the ability – and there will be nothing impossible for you.
We have many guests with us in the studio today – many Koreans. We are in the Sanctuary Church, and the King has gone through many difficulties to create this church. But it is not a church that was created because people wanted to live. It is not a path that we can go on, if we are only going by our five senses. It is a path where we are spiritually beaten, and we have to go on even though we are beaten to the point of death. Jesus went through a similar course. So, he said, “Those who seek to save their life will lose it, and those who seek to lose their life will gain eternal life.” 1
In the past, when I was with Father, I saw that he would not compromise, and did not submit himself to Satan, no matter how hard it would be.
Even though Father was looked down upon, people spat on him, cursed him and persecuted him, he always thought about God’s authority, God’s position, and always followed God’s law. Even when he was doing hard labor, Father did not allow anyone to do better than him; he was the best and that’s how he fought against tens of thousands of Satans and Devils. I think that we need to be aware of this, as we go down this path.
People come and eventually they pass away. We thought that Father would be with us for much longer, but even he left his physical body. When we go to the spiritual world, there is a certain process that we need to go through – we have to have a certain certificate.
Where do we get that certificate? We have to examine ourselves to see whether we have lived according to Father’s will and according to God’s will. That is the certificate that we need to take with us when we get to the spiritual world. But we cannot create such a certificate ourselves – Satan has to create it for us. We need to be victorious in getting Satan to acknowledge us in that way, and create a certificate for us, that we have done this.
Jesus knew this well. That is why as he began his public ministry, he went into the wilderness and fought with Satan for 40 days. That 40 day period was when Jesus called Satan to come to him, and he defeated him, so that Satan would write this certificate for him. This was the three temptations of Christ.
Satan, the Devil, showed him all the glories of the world and told him, “If you bow down to me, I’ll give all this to you.” But Jesus said,” Human beings can only bow down to God and not to the Devil.”2 That is how Jesus defeated Satan. Satan was forced to acknowledge Jesus and write the certificate for him. That is when Satan bowed down to Jesus, and went away from him; he bowed down and submitted himself
We also need to do a similar thing – for Satan to write a certificate for us. After Satan, Jesus and True Father also need to sign a certificate for us. In the end we need to have a certificate from God. And then after that, we can stand in judgment before God.
On the formation level we are acknowledged, on the growth level our case is decided, and on the completion level we are judged. That is when we receive the seal of God that we are his son and daughter.
We need to receive that seal from God that we are his loving child. We need to work hard and offer sincere dedication in order to receive this certificate.
So, as we go this path, we will face many temptations, many tests from the Devil. We must overcome all of these and go through them so we can gain the final victory. You and I also will face many difficulties, but we have to be strong and overcome all of them. The way we do that, as it says in the Bible verse [Jeremiah 29:13] that we read today, is that we must search for God with all our heart. If we do that with only half of our heart, or part of our heart, it will not work. We have to search for God with all our heart, and that is when He will give us the power to overcome.
To add just one more thing – when I entered the Unification Church, Father told me that God and Satan had been in a tug of war with me to see which one would be able to take me. If I went to the right side, to God’s side, I would have victory; if I went to the left, to Satan’s side, I would go down. So, there was this huge tug of war. Finally, I was able to go to God’s side; I was able to gain victory and that’s what Father told me then.
Today we are going on a path that is unusual – most people don’t go this way. We are finding through experience that it is not easy to go with the 2nd King, with Cain and Abel, or with the Three Generation Kingships.
I believe that when God is with us, when we seek after God, and we put ourselves on God’s side, we will be able to have victory on that path.
I believe that when we can have that certificate of victory from God, from True Father and from the 2nd King, we will be able to lay this path, to pioneer this path, for all to follow.
“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” (KJV) King James Bible.
“Whoever finds his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], and whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].” (AMP) Amplified Bible.
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (KJV) King James Bible.
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’ “ (NRSV) New Revised Standard Bible
Mrs. Hyun Shil Kang
Mrs. Hyun Shil Kang met Reverend Sun Myung Moon in this hut made of cardboard boxes, mud, and stones in Pusan, South Korea in 1952. She became the first disciple and follower of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea when she decided to join Rev. Sun Myung Moon in his ministry on May 10, 1952.