God Never Tempts You

“Never, when you have been tempted, say, “God sent the temptation”; God cannot be tempted to do anything wrong, and he does not tempt anybody. Everyone who is tempted is attracted and seduced by his own wrong desire. Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it too has a child, and the child is death.”

James 1:13-15

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Man Should Be the Starting Point for the Historical Fulfilment of Hope

Because the body did not follow the mind’s demands, mankind has been trying until now to find a place where the body can satisfy what the mind desires. In order to stop the fight between the mind and the body, and to re-establish the original point of tranquillity, many people have suffered all kinds of toil through the road of religion, the road of asceticism, and the road of education. But in the history of mankind there has never been a person anywhere who could achieve the decisive victory in attaining the original point of tranquillity.

This fight has constantly been going on, from the past to the present, and it is continuing even within yourselves. It has been mankind’s hope to settle this fight once and for all. It has also been the hope of God, who is leading mankind. Then what should be the starting point for the fulfilment of this hope, which is the hope of God, the hope of mankind? Where should the fulfilment of this hope start? Before it is fulfilled in the world, it has to be completed in the nation, and before it is fulfilled in the nation it has to be done in the family, and before it is fulfilled in the family, it has to be done in the individual.

Ultimately, instead of desiring to see its fulfilment in the outside world, I must prepare it inside myself. Unless we find that starting point for a decisive victory within ourselves, the Kingdom of Heaven that we desire and that God desires will not be realized. The problem of making unity within oneself, who is divided, who is fighting on a forked road, is the homework that mankind has to resolve. It is also the historical desire of God, who is always looking for the starting point of victory through mankind.

When we try to find where that returning point is, which is the desire of history, it is not the world, not some nation, not some family. Without first finding this returning point within myself there is no way to go from the family to the world. Throughout history, families have been formed centring on individuals who have not found this solution. Societies have been formed by these kinds of families. The nation and the world have spread out, centring on these kinds of societies. This is the situation of today’s world.

This fight has been continuing throughout history. Then where is the origin of this fight? It is not some country that became the cause of this fight. It is not some tribe. The origin of this fight is, in all aspects, between the individual’s mind and body. You must know that this is the origin of the fight. Unless we settle this completely, the fight will never end. When unity is established, finally, once and for all, the authority of God will appear and the standard of perfection will come into existence centring on “myself”.

When we look at it this way, the place where God’s authority is established is “I”. The place where God’s desire is fulfilled is also “I”. All success or failure begins with the individual. Therefore, when the individual is completely perfected, there you can see the image of the whole. In the middle of this image of the whole, finally, a world of true ideology with one form can appear. Therefore, we cannot deny the fact that the origin of everything does not exist in the objective world but inside ourselves.

 

The Way Our Blessed Families Should Go
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
August 28, 1971

What is God’s desire and our desire?

What is God’s desire and our desire? That is to restore the nation which God can claim to be His. In order for us to be able to do that, we must eliminate the evil condition. At all costs, even at the expense of ourselves, we must establish the kingdom of God on earth. We are living for that purpose. The whole earth will be our country. In God’s sight there are no national boundaries. We have to unify the whole world under God’s will. With all nations put together, they will be one people in God. With all those people in cooperation with each other, we are going to build God’s Kingdom on Earth.

 

God’s True Nation
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1973

Don’t worry, my child

As I Can See

Don’t worry, my child
don’t you worry
I’m standing right next to you
I’m with you

You may think the world is over
you might feel this way
but even if it is so
I’ll be with you

The broken sadness in you
will pass away
complete happiness will rise
with the morrow

Loneliness and Isolation
the two loyal friends
Abundant Grace
will better suit to you

Can you accept, my child
the love I’m giving you
Can I give you more
to heal you by tomorrow

I’m worried my child,
I’m worried for you
I’d like to find a way
a better way to and for you

But you shan’t worry
if you open up
just a little bit more
let me embrace you

You may think I’m too old
and you are independent
to be so close friends
partners for life

I’m here any case
trying to catch…

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What if you are not “fancy” enough?

Has it ever happened to you that you started to develop an unusual feeling of being neglected by your friends all of a sudden?

When you check your calls and it is plain obvious, although you’ve made the calls, and you haven’t really received any or too many, especially from those who matter to you and up until that you thought you matter to them, too?

Do you remember for the excuses when you tried to explain to yourself why and how probably, possibly, surely, definitely they just hadn’t had the time, again but you are still important to them?

Well, I’m sure, you also remember the moment of truth, admitting these are only excuses to avoid and accept the realization, this relationship, friendship, connection is not as meaningful and valuable for them as for you. That’s a painful one, always. And somehow, it doesn’t want to go away…

Of course, if you walk the path to help and guide people for the greater good, towards God, our Heavenly Parent, than you can have an extended viewpoint on this and it can provide some comfort -. with the understanding, God has been lonely, too, however, you are building Heaven if you keep the good and right attitude…

After so many years, there is one truth which reoccurs all the time for me: we do matter, ceaselessly to our Heavenly Father, our Parent, God. For Him it is not an extended relationship, a correspondence course, it is His bone marrow and we are in it whenever we walk the path of light, truth, care and active love. Interestingly enough, for Him it is less important how successful or great we are. For Him our heart, our mindset, our soul matter, this way He can heal our wounds and body and can share the abundant joy.

Have you ever thought how great you are?

You are unique. Nobody has ever existed anything like you before and will never be. Just you can be you and that makes you special.

Of course, to live up, to grow and mature to reach our full potential is a path with ups and downs. Yet, we are never alone.

You are never alone.

 

God has been calling you, all the time…

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Destined Path to Seek the Blessed Land

Parents do not look for their beloved son’s faults, consciously, even if he has such faults. They wish that their son will resemble only their good points. Although they slap their son’s cheek in order to correct his bad behaviour, they regret what they did and commiserate with their son’s pains. Such is the heart of parents. This is because they did not hit their son by reacting to the bad behaviour of the moment. If their son displayed even a little resemblance of their good points, parents valuing this more, would embrace such good qualities more than any bad points. Based on the good qualities, they would try to understand and recognize their son. This is the heart of parents.

Whenever God visited humanity who have committed countless sins and transgressions up until today, He emphasized and valued any quality that resembled Him – even a quality only a little greater than the numerous evil qualities of men – so that He could visit His children, beseechingly and desperately, based on this quality and on the original standard. This is the heart of parents.

Today, you stand in the position that you should move forward to reach the heart of parents with missions for your race and nation as well as for the world. When you look at your race, your race stands in the orphan’s position, where he is screaming and crying looking for his lost parents. When you look at one nation, you find it a nation who has lost its parents. When you look at the world, you must have a heart to recognize it as a world that has lost its parents. With is heart, you must prepare yourself to move forward to a new base, by reconnecting with Heaven. Jesus came to earth in order to do just this.

 

The Blessed Land Shall Be Established by Truth, Character and Heart
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
March 13, 1966

How to make your prayer better?

It’s not necessary to make your prayer “better.” Just say you are hurting when you feel pain. Say you are happy, when you feel happy. That is the best prayer. Real prayer should be direct. Meaning that when you are hurting, express you are hurting and when you are happy, you are happy. That is all you need to do. As you grow, the pain you feel will expand from your personal pain to pain of a family, pain of a nation, and pain of the world. There will be no change in how you express that in your prayer.

Regarding how to pray, when you pray, do not put yourself first. You should not pray from the get go, “Please fulfil my wish!” Ask to save the world first. Pray that God’s desire for the world be fulfilled. You pray, “Please help me to obey any of God’s orders and give me an attitude to fulfil my responsibilities.” Not only in your prayer, but practising it in reality with the same attitude; then, you will stand to become a world leader. Therefore, you don’t need to pray, “I want to be blessed, and make me an important person.”

Prayer is very simple. Your question is how you offer your entire life for the world’s sake. For that purpose, are you going to die in your own home or on the street, or die as an offering? This is a simple matter, once you make up your mind. It is better to die on a street working for God than to die in your home, because of sickness or something. It is even better if you die as an offering than dying on a street. Don’t you agree with me? So, pray with this mind set!

If you pray from your sincere heart, God will anticipate for you to succeed. Then you fulfil your responsibility corresponding to what you prayed; and you will be elevated in a position to tackle a world-level mission. If you fulfil the world-level mission, without knowing yourself, you will be recognized as a world leader. To reach the world, whatever you still have attachment to, or attraction to, in your surroundings will block your way to the world. Even if you give up everything so as to be naked and run as fast as you can, there is not enough time. So, if you are attracted to your surroundings, how can you reach your destination?

 

“Please teach me about prayer…”
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
June 16, 1967

God’s and Jesus’ Hope for Humanity

You know very well that fallen humanity is longing for the dawning of the glorious day that is their hope and ideal. You have to understand that God also has been toiling for the long 6,000-year time span to find this one day. Jesus and the Holy Spirit also have been exerting themselves to repeat the battles for a time span of 2,000 long years. Furthermore, the countless believers who are worshipping Heaven have also been crossing the ridge of infinite sacrifice to find this one day.

This ridge must be crossed over, even if we die hundreds and thousands of times in the process. We must feel to our bones that to cross over this ridge, human beings were not the only ones who were mobilized. Many religious groups and many founders of religions in the spirit world, even the Holy Trinity, have been mobilized for this effort.

To manifest that one day, God has been enduring for 6,000 years. Human beings have persevered through many sufferings and adverse situations to find the new hope, the new guiding ideology.

Because God created the world with a purpose, the created things must unite with that will of God. Therefore, if we humans who must realize the will of God cannot establish the one day that Heaven and Earth can rejoice over, then all the work of God and human beings up to now will have no meaning.

Jesus Christ was the person who came to the Earth to newly introduce this day of hope to God and human beings. We human beings do not have any power or resource that can enable us to accomplish the will that God plans to fulfil. Therefore, we are following Jesus Christ, who came as the mediator, to attain that kind of power and resource.

What did Jesus desire after he came to the Earth? It was to establish through his life the one day of hope that humanity seeks, establishing heavenly principles and human ethics on this Earth and to spread the gospel of God to humanity. However, because of the betrayal of the Jewish people at that time, Jesus left without having laid the victorious foundation for the fulfilment of the will before God, human beings or before all things.

The Israelite people were living in the time and environment in which they could attend Jesus as the Lord of the highest glory, the master of all peoples. They could have taken pride in that. Although they were blessed with heavenly grace, because they could not cope with that grace, the victorious foundation that God planned to lay could not be secured on Earth.

As a result, during his work in the 2,000 long years since the ordeal of the cross until today, what Jesus wanted was to return to this Earth and fulfil the will that he had offered some thirty-odd years of his life to fulfil. He wanted to establish the one day of the glory of God, the glory of himself and the Holy Spirit, and the glory of all people.

For the human beings then who have the fate to usher in this day and pass through the end of history, the problem is with what attitude they will meet the day of glory that will emerge universally in the last days. This is the day of new glory that God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and humanity all want.

 

Let Us Become People Who Participate In the Glory of the Lord
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
June 16, 1957

The Will of God Toward Adam and Eve

You know very well that when God was creating all things of Heaven and earth, He began with the intention of finding eternal, peaceful rest in the created world. However, you also know well that this foundation God created was handed over to Satan because of the fall of man.

 

Consequently, although a long period of 6,000 years has passed, you must clearly understand that in not even one small corner of this earth has a nest, a place of rest, been secured. You have to fathom the aching heart of God that came into existence because of this.

 

What did God use then as the basis to create all things? He began to create all things through the eternal and unique words of truth. The purpose of God’s creation of Adam and Eve was His hope that they would perfect the purpose of those words and become the substantial bodies in which He could substantially dwell. Furthermore, when God blew in the breath of life, He tried to create a place of rest in their minds by dwelling there as the eternal subject of life. God created Adam and Eve after establishing this great purpose of the heavenly principles.

 

To put it another way, after creating Adam and Eve, God tried to establish the laws of life in the Kingdom of Heaven with words. Through their bodies, He tried to form the altar in which He could personally dwell. In their minds, God tried to build the holy temple where He could directly settle down.

 

However, the laws of the heavenly principles, which can act on behalf of the words of truth, also disappeared from human beings due to the fall of Adam. Adam was created as the body of God. When he fell, the temple in which God could live also disappeared from the human world. The basis of the mind where the invisible God could dwell, sitting on the eternal throne as the substantial hero, also disappeared.

 

The laws which represent the words, the ideology of creation and the body (the holy temple of all things) all went out of line with the original will due to the fall, so did the mind that can represent the holy of the holies in the invisible world. The sorrow of God began from there. Therefore, the minds of men, who were created for the sake of Heaven, also became sorrowful. The body that must relate with that mind also became sorrowful. The result was that the laws which represent the words of truth, based upon which the mind and body could move, also disappeared from human beings.

 

When we examine the standard and content of the basic principles of Heaven, where, among the innumerable people on this earth, would the laws of the words of truth that Heaven is seeking emerge? Where would the substantial temple, where God can dwell, emerge among those who were born of the sinful lineage due to the fall? Where on this earth would the temple that will become the holy of the holies, where God can dwell, instead of the infinite invisible world, emerge? Countless people throughout the course of history have tried to solve these things. Today, in this hour, you must realize that countless prophets and patriots have walked through a course of shedding blood and tears while offering many sacrifices, all to accomplish this purpose.

 

Therefore, there must now appear on this earth the person who possesses the words that can be considered the best in Heaven and on earth. A person must appear who can build the substantial temple of the invisible God to bring Him joy and give Him support. He must possess the cosmic value that represents Heaven and earth. The basis of one power which can represent the spirit world and the throne of the Father, which can also attain the substantial ideology to be able to move the world of creation, is the hope of God, the hope of humanity and the hope of all people of faith who must receive salvation today.

 

What have we humans lost? Looking at it centring on ourselves, we have lost the laws of the words based upon which we can stand before Heaven. We have lost our bodies where God can dwell and the temple of the mind that can represent the centre of the throne of eternal life. Similarly, because people have lost all right of possession, they are endlessly struggling in search of something. Consequently, today you must consider the search for the words of God that can represent the heavenly principles as your own hope. Today and tomorrow, you must dash forward at full speed.

 
Where Is the Refuge in Which Heaven Can Dwell?
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 12, 1958