Vigilance

Vigilance, and like mental attitudes of heedfulness, wakefulness,and concentration, are necessary for progress on the spiritual path.

Heedfulness is necessary because life is a continuous stream: every moment is an occasion to think, will, and act either within the discipline of the spiritual path or to violate its teachings. Despite one’s initial burst of enthusiasm for the Way, it is all too easy to slip back into fallen and worldly habits. Only continued vigilance can preserve our life.

(from the book: World’s Scriptures II)

The lessons to be learned from the life of Jesus Christ

Now there remains the course of tribulations to which we who are called upon by Heaven must adhere. You must remember that it is none other than the path of Jesus, who walked it throughout the thirty years of his life. When you examine the thirty-year life course of Jesus, he lived thirty years of private life, three years of public life and brought an end to his ordeals during the three-day period in the tomb.

There is no question that we ourselves must follow the path of crucifixion and resurrection. Yet the important thing is that the humanity of the whole world must all walk the same path.

After his death on the cross, Jesus received the grace of resurrection, but this did not take place in the simple and easy manner you might envision. It did not happen in one day or in several hours. You must understand that it was achieved when the heart of God, who had traveled through the long 4,000-year history became one with the heart of Jesus. On that foundation, Jesus walked thirty years of a suffering path and won the victory We are living a life of faith and are reading the Bible, yet we must never interpret the Bible according to our own whims. It is common for believers to take the view that the way of the crucifixion took place solely on the cross, but this is not true. You must understand that the way was materialized through his life of tremendous suffering that others do not know about. For thirty odd years, he could not eat or dress adequately. Moreover, you must also realize that Jesus is the only begotten son of God who fully equipped himself with the remaining conditions to be qualified as a member of the elite troop of God.

Now we must analyze the lessons that the life of Jesus provides and come up with a new interpretation of matters that range from having faith in Jesus to his course of ordeals. You must also pass through the course of trials. While Jesus was passing through the course of trials and ordeals, there must have been many fights. We must learn from the example of Jesus who fought, not for ten or twenty years, but for thirty years and braved even death. What you must understand now is that you yourselves must take charge of the remaining path of suffering and path of death, to guard the cross and uphold the way of the crucifixion.

After Jesus passed away the responsibility to guard the castle of crucifixion that Jesus had constructed on earth and to make the first step in the fierce fight lay with the apostles. You must understand that now the responsibility to protect the castle of crucifixion lies on the shoulders of the apostles of the last days. The time has come when the final determination of victory and defeat must be made in the last fierce battle. The crucial question is whether you have become the elite troop that can stay on the course, and whether you can perform the second miracle of resurrection to be reborn, as Jesus was resurrected.

Jesus has continued to engage himself in the fight, even after going to the spirit world. He is fighting against Satan on behalf of the countless good believers. The Holy Spirit is the one who, copying the example of Jesus, has unfolded the battle on earth. It is our responsibility to receive the help of the Holy Spirit and fight the actual battle. In other words, it is we who must become Heaven’s elite corps who can take over the burden of the conflict.

Let Us Become the Elite Troop of God
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 8, 1956

Complete Pieces of Life

I came to help the people
Turning back to You
Done the extra mile
Still a lot to do

Scattered pieces of life
Torture every day
Ignorants and blind
Imitating love

Countless times I’ve been saved
Your Grace is my shelter
I have been forgiven
For what I cannot speak

Still yet to comprehend
How You could be
Understanding and hugging
Against everything

I am here to fly
Back to You
I am here to live
Live again by You

I am here to help
What I have just begun to understand
It is You
Who has always been there

Complete pieces of life
Make me whole
Again the first time
I will not fall back,
Not again

Welcome to my life
You’ve been always here
And now I recognize You
At last

Let me embrace the people of the world
All the Nature, Creation
With Your love

Persevering love, enduring despite everything
All the odds seem gone
Abundance, Heaven is going to come

Let me revive,
Resurrect in You

Let me believe,
What have always been true

Hold my hand
We are both in need

Feel my heart

You are at home

In me

 

Joshua Dragon

 

(from the book: Words of Light)

Where are You, God

Where are You, God

Where have You been

I’m not blaming

Merely hurting

Inside, I thought I felt your pain

It seems to be selfish now

 
Where are You, God

Where have You been

I became blind

In the edge of life

Ignorant faith

And I sealed us away

 
Where are You, God

Where have You been

I excluded You again and again

Yet, when I asked You came

Saved lives of beloved ones

And I pledged, wouldn’t be in vain

 
Where are You, God

Where have You been

I took time, too long

Find a place in me

You had to pure me

In pain

 
Where are You, God

Where have You been

I learnt You’ve never left

And never will

It is on my responsibility

You can help me to live again

 
Where are You, God

Where have You been

I know by now

In me

Working for more space

The world can be saved

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Let Us Become People Who Can Live with God’s Love

As I Can See

Do you know a place where God is nearest to you? That is the place of repentance. However, as you understand God more, you don’t need to say to Him, “Please forgive me because I committed such and such sins.” Once you repent the fact that you did not know God’s Heart looking over you, everything will be forgiven.

If there is a greater sinner than a prodigal son who wastes all the money of his parents, this is a son who hurts and wounds his parents’ loving hearts. There is no greater sin. If this son cries out while saying, “How can my sin that injured my father’s heart be forgiven?”, then the father will forgive him by saying, “Oh, my son and Oh, my son.” If the fallen parents can do this, God will definitely forgive you.

In general people go to their church and pray, “Please forgive…

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The Strongest Prayer

As I Can See

The 6th chapter from the upcoming book: God is Within is available:

The Strongest Prayer: http://w.tt/1ueMjhS

Be Blessed and Be Blessings to Others!

JD

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Even if you face lonely periods in your life

As I Can See

Even if you experience lonely time periods when you feel you have no power within, you should not get discouraged. You should know through such periods you could overcome the valleys of your life. A border in the valley is the midpoint of the valley. The larger the valley, the wider is the bottom of the valley. You will experience a lonely time when you alone pass through the expanse of the bottom of the large valley. When you are there, neither God nor Satan can interfere with you. You must pass through it all by yourself. Like a boat has to navigate through sunken rocks in dark night, you must face such a dangerous time. You want to gut it out, but you have no power left in you. Then you will be overcome with the feeling that God has forsaken you. You are so bewildered that you cannot…

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Salvation in Christ a free gift

As I Can See

And you were dead, through the crimes and the sins in which you used to live
when you were following the way of this world, obeying the ruler who governs
the air,a the spirit who is at work in the rebellious. We all were among them
too in the past, living sensual lives, ruled entirely by our own physical desires
and our own ideas; so that by nature we were as much under God’s anger as the
rest of the world. But God loved us with so much love that he was generous
with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life
with Christ it is through grace that you have been saved and raised us up
with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus.
This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness toward…

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Fight for the faith

As I Can See

Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would be unworthy of the gospel
of Christ, so that, whether I come to you and see for myself, or stay at a distance
and only hear about you, I shall know that you are unanimous in meeting the
attack with firm resistance, united by your love for the faith of the gospel and
quite unshaken by your enemies. This would be the sure sign that they will lose
and you will be saved. It would be a sign from God that he has given you the
privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well. You and
I are together in the same fight as you saw me fighting before and, as you will
have heard, I am fighting still.

Philippians 1:27-30

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Life-giving union with the glorified Christ

As I Can See

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for
the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.
Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth,
because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.
But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all
your glory with him.

Colossians 3:1-4

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