FFWPU USA: This week’s featured message is the 1800 Couples’ 40th Anniversary Sunday Service Sermon by Paul Yasutake given at the Belvedere Training Center on February 8, 2015. Paul is the father of four sons and four grandsons. He lives in Bridgeport, CT, and received the Marriage Blessing at the 1800 Couples’ Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony of the Unification Movement in 1975.
It is good to see all the old and new faces. It is a privilege for me to be here this Sunday because this is a holy place. This is a place where our True Father spoke so many times. In the 1970s and 1980s, he would speak almost every Sunday. I had the privilege of coming here many times; I am sure you did too. I want to thank everyone who contributed toward the restoration of the beautiful grounds and buildings, not only here in this main training center, but also in the main house with the new façade. I am sure it is going to be very beautiful.
Today is our anniversary. I woke up early in the morning and found these little signs all over the house that said, “40” and, “Happy 40th Anniversary,” and “14,610 days.” I do not know who put them up. It may have been one of our children or friends. This morning the title of my talk is be “I Can See Clearly Now How God Has Been Working In My Life.” This could probably apply to each one of us because God has been working in your life too.
Today I want to examine some of the turning points and new directions in our life, and step back and see how strangers came into our life and transformed it. They showed up at a certain time and place; without them, we would not have experienced what we did. First of all, I will read from Cheon Seong Gyeong “Why did God need Adam and Eve?”
He had two purposes, first to realize the Ideal of love, and second for the invisible God to make Himself visible after taking form. So when Adam and Eve reached perfection and go to the Spirit World, they are like God’s body. God’s purpose in creating human beings was to have perfected people in the Spirit World.
So often we forget or do not think about the fact that God created us not to live this life on Earth, but He created us for the afterlife. Actually, the life on Earth is a training period. This is where we need to fulfill our portion of responsibility, and then we would live eternally with God as a divine being. People in heaven are created on Earth and must achieve mind-body unity in their lifetime; our ultimate destination is the eternal spirit world. This Earth is the endless producer of heaven. In other words, where are the people in heaven created? They are created here on Earth. After death we transmigrate to the spirit world. It is very simple, but often we forget it. We are here in a training period. During our time here, we need to fulfill our responsibility of loving God and loving our fellow man. Read More