II. Proclamation of the Cheon Il Guk Foundation Day and the Establishment of the Foundation for the Cheon Il Guk Era
1. Cheon Il Guk Foundation Day
True Father: “The year 2001 marks the beginning point toward the year 3,000. If you divide human history by men and women, it will be 3,000 years each or 6,000 years in total. The responsibility that man and woman were supposed to realize within 6,000 years must be concluded within these 13 years encompassing True Parents’ lives. In other words, what Adam failed to fulfill, True Parents must resolve within these 13 years. Since Satan took away the lineage, God has sought to find and restore that lineage. Jan. 13, 2013 is our D-day.” (Feb. 1, 2010, Cheon Jeong Gung)
The Enthronement Ceremony of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind in Cheon Il Guk and the Cheon Il Guk Foundation Day Registration Blessing Ceremony were held on 1.13 by the heavenly calendar in the 1st year of Cheon Il Guk (Feb. 22, 2013) at 10 a.m. The event was held in grand style at the Cheongshim Peace World Center in the presence of 30,000 participants including present and former heads of state, leaders in various walks of life and blessed families from home and abroad.
The holy robe and holy crown belonging to True Father in Heaven, who perfected, completed, and concluded the providence of restoration and achieved oneness with God, were offered and placed on True Father’s seat. Soon after, True Mother entered the venue wearing a purple robe and a crown, accompanied by four true grandchildren carrying beautiful roses and lilies. She was welcomed amid the rejoicings of both heaven and earth. The Heavenly Royal Seal symbolizing the power and authority of God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, volumes of the Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk—Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, which represent governance based on the Word, and the Heavenly Royal Scepter were presented to True Mother. The culmination of the ceremony was True Mother’s proclamation of the symbols of Cheon Il Guk and the first (founding) year of Cheon Il Guk. The meaning of this day was furthermore heightened by having the first year of Cheon Il Guk commence with the Foundation Day of Cheon Il Guk, the beginning of the substantial Cheon Il Guk.
After the Enthronement Ceremony of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind in Cheon Il Guk, the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind bestowed on all participants the grace of the Blessing that registered good men and women in both the spiritual and physical worlds as citizens of Cheon Il Guk. True Mother’s earnest prayer and affirmation of the Blessing vows were her firm determination to bring about the completion of Cheon Il Guk and an ardent prayer asking for God’s grace. The registration Blessing Ceremony opened a new era in which both the spirit world and physical world co-exist in unity, something all participants could truly feel. The ceremony was successfully concluded with tremendous cheers of Eok-mansei. The Foundation Day Celebratory Luncheon was an occasion to congratulate the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind on their victory as well as a precious occasion to inherit heavenly fortune and blessings. True Mother presented a special award to some 1,200 representative blessed families [over 3 years beginning on Foundation Day]. The award was a cloth embroidered with the design of True Father and True Mother’s heavenly seal. Through these awards, True Parents’ desire and will was to share heavenly fortune and blessings with everyone.
Around the time of Foundation Day in the first year of Cheon Il Guk, a series of events including the establishment of the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation, the World Summit, etc. were held within the Cheongpyeong area. A range of people participated in the events including heads of state from home and abroad, leaders of the Unification Movement, and representative members from around the world. At the 40-day Memorial Service following True Father’s Seonghwa Ceremony, True Mother presented, to all regional presidents, holy wine containing special grace that would enable members to cleanse themselves from past sins and thereby prepare for Foundation Day.
2. Proclamation of the Three Great Scriptures of Cheon Il Guk
The compilation of the three volumes of the Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk was the first work True Mother pushed ahead with in order to pass on True Parents’ tradition and effort following True Father’s Holy Ascension. The three Cheon Il Guk scriptural volumes were compiled based on True Mother’s devotion and detail guidance. The entire process also included extensive search of True Parents’ teachings, a strict compilation process, and thorough verification.
The Holy Scripture of Cheon Il Guk was compiled to firstly pass on the eternal and historic legacy of the teachings, life courses and work of our True Parents who followed the providential course of restoration through indemnity. Secondly, it was compiled with the great meaning of establishing the vision of Cheon Il Guk and guidelines for the lives of Cheon Il Guk citizens. Thirdly, the volumes were compiled in order to inspire good character in the readers of the scripture, and to ultimately have it spread to the world and throughout all of heaven and earth. Amongst the three scriptural volumes, Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong were the first to be dedicated, on the 1st anniversary of Foundation Day (2014). ChamBumo Gyeong was dedicated on the 3rd anniversary of True Father’s Holy Ascension (2015).
True Mother: “Realizing that confusion may occur if True Father’s teachings are not well organized, I saw that the work of organizing True Father’s teachings was urgent and began doing it in earnest. Father’s teachings must remain as eternal teachings that future generations cannot judge, teachings that are principled, with one root, one branch and one fruit.” (Sep. 17, 2012, Cheon Jeong Gung).
True Mother: “True Father’s teachings and achievements are like unprocessed, rough gemstones. They are precious stones. I will make them into precious stones of the highest quality. They will be precious stones that I will want to always keep close to me and take to all the places I love.” (Jan. 10, 2013, Cheon Jeong Gung)
3. The Cheon Il Guk Constitution and the Cheon Il Guk Supreme Council
The final completed draft of the Cheon Il Guk Constitution was dedicated on the 1st anniversary of True Father’s Holy Ascension, held on 7.17 by the heavenly calendar in the first year of Cheon Il Guk (Aug. 23, 2013). This was followed by the enactment of by-laws and a preparation process to officially promulgate the Constitution. The Cheon Il Guk Constitution was finally dedicated to True Mother and promulgated on the 1st anniversary of Foundation Day.
True Parents spoke quite early on about the need for a constitution for the heavenly nation, and on several occasions had given directives for a Cheon Il Guk constitution to be enacted. In 1972, True Father said, “The heavenly nation must also have a constitution. That constitution should be able to completely sustain an individual’s life, and must establish the framework that will ensure families, societies, and nations are never infringed upon as they proceed with their lives.” In 1997, with the progress of the providence, True Parents gave instructions that a constitution be enacted. Later, in 2005, they formed a committee for the enactment of the constitution, which created the first basic draft.
True Father, however, was not able to see the completion of this constitution during his lifetime. For this reason, True Mother made the enactment of the Cheon Il Guk Constitution one of our most important projects, investing much effort toward its completion so as to establish the foundation and framework of Cheon Il Guk. True Mother gave the direction to begin the work of enacting the Cheon Il Guk Constitution after the proclamation of Foundation Day. The Cheon Il Guk Legislation Committee was established and work began in earnest. Research on constitutions and public debates were conducted with True Mother guiding the entire process. The constitution went through a course of verification and confirmation, with numerous professors and leaders from around the world being invited to give their comments, before being finally dedicated on the 1st anniversary of True Father’s Holy Ascension in 2013.
True Mother continued to proceed with the work of enacting bylaws, such as the by-laws of the Cheon Il Guk Supreme Council, the highest decision-making organization of Cheon Il Guk. Finally, on 1.13 by the heavenly calendar in the 2nd year of Cheon Il Guk (Feb. 12, 2014) on the 1st anniversary of Foundation Day, True Parents proclaimed the Cheon Il Guk Constitution and the management laws of the Supreme Council in front of the cosmos. On this day, members of the Supreme Council were also appointed.
4. Bequeathal of the Cheon Il Guk Holy Items
True Mother bequeathed to all members of the Unification Movement with the four Holy Items of Cheon Il Guk (Cheon Il Guk holy wine, holy candle, holy salt, and holy earth), which contain grace enabling members to be reborn as Cheon Il Guk citizens, on the 56th anniversary of their Holy Wedding, on 3.16 by the heavenly calendar in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk. Upon ushering in the era of Heavenly Parent and True Parents’ direct governance, the Cheon Il Guk Holy Items were bequeathed as grace and blessings that liquidate all past mistakes and enable all those who have them to be reborn anew within the original Garden of Eden.
True Mother: “May all the children of the Unification Movement all over the world realize that these Holy Items bestow on them blessed grace that can enable them to become true children. May they joyfully appreciate You and become proud children of Yours who do their best and who are remembered in history. I pray that You once more bestow Your compassion on them so that they can become children who fulfill their responsibility of bringing all 7.3 billion people into True Parents’ bosom. I pray all this in the name of True Parents. Aju!” (3.16 by the heavenly calendar in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk– Apr. 22, 2016, Cheon Jeong Gung)
to be continued