Distinguished guests from Japan and abroad, all members, globally, watching the broadcast to celebrate this day, and especially Family Federation blessed families from Kanagawa Prefecture, it is nice to see you all. I heard that Kanagawa Prefecture has especially opened the gate to the beginning of a new Japan. Today, I would like to speak about this new era in “The Truth of History Seen through Heaven’s Providence and Japan’s Mission.” When looking at all the phenomena occurring around the world today, we find no hope. What that means is that people cannot bring an end to these problems. There is no solution to today’s problems if we do not know the original Creator, God, the absolute God. God created all things in heaven and on earth and then created a man and a woman, who would become humankind’s first ancestors. Unlike all other beings, God gave people responsibility over their growing period. They should have matured with a heart of absolute faith, absolute love, and absolute obedience toward God, the Creator. However, Adam and Eve developed greed during that process. They began to look toward themselves. This led to today’s fallen humankind. The Fall began from self-centeredness, so today the nations of the world, large and small, think first of their own benefit. The conclusion is that they cannot unite. Therefore, today I would like to explain our Creator’s dream, our Heavenly Parent’s dream.
God wished for Adam and Eve to complete the growth period and become the True Parents of humankind, from whom humankind could begin. However, because people did not fulfill their responsibilities, God had to wait. That was the providence of salvation and restoration through indemnity centered on people. In summary, a couple who can become the perfected True Parents must come from within humankind. Therefore, Heaven, through the Israelites, after the long period of four thousand years, sent the only son, Jesus Christ, whom God could call “My son!” However, Jesus Christ could not be alone. A man alone cannot become a parent. When Jesus took the way of the cross, he said, “I will return.” He said he would return and clearly said he would hold the marriage supper of the Lamb. Thus, the essence of Christianity is to find the only daughter of God. However, Christianity began with the earnest wish of waiting for the returning Lord without knowing the essence of the providence. From the Italian Peninsula, Christianity spread across Europe and reached Britain. Great Britain is an island nation. The Atlantic Civilization Era was realized through Britain, and Christianity spread to the world. In other words, Christians did not know Jesus’ essence. They did not know what Heaven wished for. Christianity spread throughout the world, but eventually nations began to think only of their own benefit.
An economic revival began. Then, the focus of humankind’s ultimate purpose shifted from just living and eating well to knowing God and becoming happy in the eternal world. Looking at the ancient Egyptian civilizations or those on the Iberian Peninsula, people then lived for and pursued happiness for future generations. I will say this again: If central figures or nations Heaven has chosen do not fulfill their responsibilities, Heaven will not use them again. Instead Heaven will elevate a new nation, which can begin a new providence. That new nation is what is today Korea, on the Korean Peninsula. I was born in 1943. Korea was liberated in 1945 and the Korean War began in 1950. A remote cause of that war was Japan. Island nations geopolitically wish to encroach on peninsulas or continents. However it is difficult to select a method of doing this that Heaven can bless. This is because the benefit of one’s own nation was the beginning point of it all; it began with self-centered greed.
Regardless, Heaven is alive and the providence progressed. After six thousand years, in Korea, Heaven found and elevated the only daughter of God and the only son of God and through them realized the ideal of True Parents. Conversely, the Korean War was a battle between democracy and communism. Believers in Democracy and in Communism, siblings, began to fight on the Korean Peninsula. Russia and China were already communist and supported North Korea. Democracy in South Korea was unprepared when the war began, but as if by a miracle, the UN entered the war to help defenseless South Korea. This was Heaven’s protection and blessing. Think about how much Heaven worked for this moment. Because it was in the midst of this situation, Japan revived economically due to the Korean War. Heaven gave its blessing. If you receive Heaven’s blessing, there is also responsibility. True Parents blessed Japan as the Eve nation. Thus, the era of the Pacific Rim Civilization began centered on Korea, Japan, and the US. Unlike the past Atlantic Civilization Era, the Pacific Rim Civilization centered on True Parents is to unite humankind with the heart of filial piety toward Heaven. Japan was blessed as the mother nation to be central in fulfilling that responsibility. Even in the world, a mother invests all her devotion for her child’s success and happiness. The mother’s mission is to give unconditionally to fulfill God’s dream, humankinds’ wish, and True Parents’ dream in front of the 7.4 billion people of the world. When it is in that position, your nation can receive forgiveness for its past wrongdoings. Sensible people must recognize their wrongdoings. You must recognize them so you can start anew. I wish to say this to the politicians of this nation: You must know the truths of history.
I pray that this nation can be a mother nation to the world with no scratches or dirt and become the Japan that does its best. The peace and happiness that you desire will increase the more you give. Just because you alone are happy does not mean that happiness is eternal. For it to grow, you must share it. In the pre-program, blessed families in our second-generation realm gave reports. They know True Parents and know True Parents’ teachings. They have testified that they are not just second-generation members living for Japan, but global citizens who love and live for the world. If these second-generation members fill and then overflow this nation and go to the almost two hundred other nations around the world and fill them, without a doubt, the world’s 7.4 billion people can realize the dream of one human family that attends God. Especially, I hope Kanagawa Prefecture, which has begun a new history, can set off and become the center of the world.
We are speaking of family perfection. Japan is the mother nation. Korea is the father nation. The father and mother must unite in love for their children to be happy. Then you can cleanse the troubling past, and a new era, a new history, will begin with the father nation, the mother nation, and representing the rest of the world, the eldest son nation, America. I pray these three nations at the center of the providence can realize the dream of a true human family under God and true world peace. Please know the realization of this dream of achieving this ideal is happening on continents around the world. On that point, I would like to say once again that Japan has an immense role in realizing world peace. I would like to conclude and pray that Heaven’s eternal compassion be with Kanagawa Prefecture and this nation.