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Pastor Hyung Jin Nim sermon "Perfected Messiah"

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  • 1. Perfected Messiah by Hyung Jin Nim March 14, 2010, Cheon Bok Guk,Seoul Korea Let’s look at the Catholic Church for a minute. The Catholics pray to Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus. They offer many kinds of prayers to Mother Mary. They pray to Mary, giving praise and adorations to her. They pray to Mary for miracles. Many pray to Mary. Why do they pray to Mary so much? Because they are looking for the completed Eve. Mary is the closest person to the completed Eve that they can find. So they pray to her. But what they are really looking for is the perfected Eve, the bride of the messiah, the perfected Eve. All of history has been waiting 6,000 years for the perfected Eve, and she’s here! It is our True Mother. Sermon: (The very beginning seems to be missing) Koran [3.195] I will not waste the work of a worker among you, whether male or female, the one of you being from the other. Hindu {4:3} Thou are woman, thou are man, thou are youth and maiden. It is thou alone when born, who assumes different forms. Words of True Father from the collected works volume 32 page 266: The person who comes to unite all of humanity with God’s love is True Parents, the Messiah. Adam and Eve were meant to center on God’s love and be married. But because of the fall they could not accomplish this. For 6000 years until now man has been waiting for a qualified person to come and save them. Christianity calls this person the Messiah. In the history of the Providence, God has chosen many central figures. The entire providence of restoration has had one goal to restore the world to the state of perfection that it was supposed to have originally before the fall. Before Adam and Eve fell the goal was to create the Kingdom of God. That is still the goal; since Adam and Eve fell the History of Restoration began. Throughout that long history of restoration there have been many precious women that Heavenly Father has used as central figures, like Sarah, the wife of Abraham, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and others. Today, I want to look at a particular woman that God used as a central figure. Her name is Ruth. Let us take a look at some scripture about Ruth. This is from the Book of Ruth Chapter 1 verses 16-17. She was talking to her mother in law. But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn my back on you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” This is part of the story of a family, the family of Elimelech. Elimelech and his family lived in Bethlehem. His wife’s name was Naomi. They were living in Bethlehem with their two sons. Elimelech and his wife and both sons went to Moab where both of their sons married women in Moab, local women. The first son married a woman named Orpah and the second son married a woman named Ruth. They had a difficult life. After living 10 years in Moab Elimelech died and not only Elimelech died but both of his sons died as well. So now the mother-in-law was left with her two daughters-in-law, no husband, and no sons. But both of these daughters-in-law were local Moab women. They were not from the Jewish faith; they did not worship the God of Israel. So Naomi told them they did not need to stay with her any longer, they should go back to their own towns. She told them, “Go back to your families, live with your families. Your husbands are dead, your father-in-law is dead, there is nobody left but you and me. I think you will be better off if you go.” So when the two daughters-in-law heard this Orpah, the wife of the eldest son said, “Okay, I see”, and went back home.
  • 2. But when the second daughter-in-law, Ruth, heard what Naomi was saying to her she replied, ‘No mother, I will stay with you, I will take care of you. I will not go back to my home. I will take care of you until you die. I will also believe in your God. I will learn about your God. I will worship your God’. So Ruth converted to Judaism and joined the religion of her mother-in-law. So now she came to worship the God of Israel. So Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem. But the family had gone from Bethlehem for a long time. They had no property there, they had no house there, they had no work, they had no money. So they had to find a way to live, to eat. Ruth worked tirelessly searching through the fields to find grain that was left by the harvesters, to find enough to eat somehow. In this way she tried to take care of her mother-in-law, Naomi. They had no hope of having a good life; really they had no way of finding a good life. But one day she was working in the fields of a rich man named Boaz. Boaz, the owner of the farm came out and noticed her. He asked, ‘Who is this woman’? He had heard rumors about her, he had heard about how much she took care of her mother-in-law, Naomi. As it happens, Boaz was related to Naomi’s husband, a cousin of Elimelech. At that time there was a tradition among the Jewish people that if the husband died at a young age, leaving a young widow, the young widow would marry the eldest relative in the family and in this way her deceased husband’s lineage would continue. So Boaz the owner of this big farm heard about how Ruth was taking care of Naomi. Because he was a blood relative of Naomi’s husband, Ruth was a part of his family now. He fell in love with Ruth and took her to be his bride. So Ruth became the wife of Boaz, a very rich farmer and now she was the head of all of his property. After her years of sacrificial life to take care of Naomi, Heavenly Father rewarded her. She was responsible for managing all of Boaz’s properties. We look at the Book of Ruth, Book 2, verses 11-12. Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. 12 May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” So Boaz and Ruth got married and they had a son named Obed. Obed grew up and he became the father of Jessie. Jessie was the father of King David. Ruth’s devotion and faith was rewarded by the birth of King David in her lineage; the King of Israel. You remember, there is the story of David and the giant Goliath. The small David killed the giant Goliath with a single stone. This is the way that Ruth’s loyalty to Naomi was rewarded. From her womb came the lineage of the future King, the victorious King David. According to some Jewish traditions, Orpah, the other daughter in law, who didn’t stay to take care of Naomi but just went home to her own family and did not serve God, had children with a non- believing husband, and from her lineage is where Goliath came from, who was an enemy of the Jewish people. So Ruth’s devotion was rewarded by God and King David came several generations later. But not only David; if you look further down the lineage of David, there is Jesus. Jesus came from the line of David also, which means that Jesus came from the line of Ruth. So if you think of this from the principle point of view, God had been trying to send Jesus ever since the fall, to send the restored Adam, because God’s only idea was to restore what was lost at the time of the fall. So Heavenly Father sent Jesus to complete the work that Adam had not finished; to become the perfected Adam. Then he was to find the perfected Eve and become the center of human history, a restored human history centered on God and centered on true love. That was the mission of Jesus. But as you know, Jesus went the way of the cross. He was not able to substantiate his four position foundation. He did not have a chance to join with a perfected Eve and make his family. Let’s look at John 3:3-8. In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth. No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born again!” Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to Spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
  • 3. So Jesus was explaining about the work of the Holy Spirit, about rebirth through the Holy Spirit. So Christians talk about the Holy Spirit. You can see the Holy Spirit working in many ways, but Christians don’t have a good way of explaining why the Holy Spirit comes as such a warm and embracing power. They can’t explain why, when the Holy Spirit comes, people shed tears of joy. They can’t explain why these miracles happen. The only place where we can find a clear explanation why the Holy Spirit has this power is if we look into the Divine Principle. In a chapter in Christology we can understand the nature and position of the Holy Spirit. After Jesus died, in order to complete the spiritual salvation for his followers, and to move the providence forward centering on Christianity, God had to setup the four-position foundation with Jesus. And since Jesus did not have his bride, the Holy Spirit came in the bride position. So the providence of restoration, of rebirth, of resurrection, came with the four-position foundation with God, the spiritual Jesus in the father position and the Holy Spirit in the mother position. This position, the Holy Spirit’s position, is the perfected mother’s position. This is the same position where our True Mother is now sitting. This is why the Holy Spirit is such a warm and powerful force because it is the mother of mankind. The Holy Spirit came in the position of mother of mankind to give rebirth to mankind. So, it shows us that the mission of the messiah, the mission of Jesus, cannot be completed without his bride, without someone in the Eve position. That perfected Eve has to also unite completely with the perfected Adam. Only in this way can resurrection, can restoration be accomplished. This is what God has been waiting for. Now as Unificationists, when we look at Father, we understand that if we look at him with our spiritual eyes, we can see that he has done incredible spiritual feats in order to move the providence forward and to save mankind. True Father has faced death many times, has made conditions many times. We can see this, we have seen this and we have understood this. We have looked at True Father with our spiritual eyes and with our physical eyes and we kind of know what True Father’s mission was. But with True Mother, we haven’t looked at her with our spiritual eyes. True Father went the path of the first death and resurrection, the second, the third, the fourth and the fifth death and resurrection alone, from the individual and family level, tribal level up to the national level. He went alone. During this time, he was not yet blessed with True Mother. But when we get up to the sixth level, this happened when Father was already blessed with True Mother. The world level, the sixth resurrection, was Father’s imprisonment in Danbury. This was the world level death and resurrection, and from the internal point of view, it is the mother’s resurrection. So at this resurrection level, it would not be possible for True Father to complete this by himself. He had to complete this in unity with True Mother together. The sixth and seventh death and resurrection, the world level and cosmic level death and resurrection had to be accomplished with True Father and True Mother together. So because True Mother was completely united with Father, then it was possible to be victorious in the sixth death and resurrection. While True Father was in Danbury, True Mother prayed continuously. She guided the members of the church and she gathered 7,000 Christian ministers to fight for True Father’s freedom, to fight for religious freedom. The power of the love of True Mother that she had for True Father is what brought those ministers together. She gave them the strength to fight for religious freedom and to fight for liberation of Father because of her intense love for True Father. The ministers saw her love and her devotion to God and her desire to save True Father from suffering. She inspired them to give demonstrations to declare that serious mistakes had been made to imprison Rev. Moon. She inspired them. As with the blessing of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit brings us closer to Jesus. And in this way, True Mother also has the power to bring us closer to True Father. So it’s important for us to understand and realize the value of True Mother and her position. Let’s look at the Catholic Church for a minute. The Catholics pray to Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus. They offer many kinds of prayers to Mother Mary. They pray to Mary, giving praise and adorations to her. They pray to Mary for miracles. Many pray to Mary. Why do they pray to Mary so much? Because they are looking for the completed Eve. Mary is the closest person to the completed
  • 4. Eve that they can find. So they pray to her. But what they are really looking for is the perfected Eve, the bride of the messiah, the perfected Eve. All of history has been waiting 6,000 years for the perfected Eve, and she’s here! It is our True Mother. One of our ministers here at Cheung Bok Gung has had very difficult problems with his health. He’s been sick a lot. He’s been in so much difficulty. He couldn’t work sometimes because his body was too weak. He said, “I can’t be a minister anymore, I don’t have the power. All I can do is go become a monk.” But one day, when he was feeling so bad physically, he had a dream. In his dream, True Mother came to him and she fed him with mother’s milk. She became his mother in his dream. She gave him new life in his dream. After that, after he awoke, his health began to improve. Now, he has been a minister for 30 years. He is an amazing minister. His health was miraculously restored by True Mother in his dream. There’s another minister here in our church, here at headquarters, who had not been able to have a baby for 10 years. His wife and he tried so hard but for 10 years could never have a baby. But again, they met True Mother in a dream and she told him, “Please, unite with your wife now." (The end seems to be missing). From: http://iunificationist.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/perfected-messiah/ Video: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5435391 (Let us love the True Mother of Mankind)