III. The Three Key Strategies for the Firm Settlement of Cheon Il Guk

1. Witnessing

1) Heavenly Tribal Messiahs

The heavenly tribal messiah mission emphasized by True Parents gradually changed with the development of the providence. From tribal messiahs to new tribal messiahs and finally to heavenly tribal messiahs, the concept and goal of the portion of responsibility blessed families had to achieve, also changed. Fundamentally, however, True Parents’ instruction that we become tribal messiahs, given on Oct. 1, 1963, remains unchanging. True Parents gave this instruction after completing the formation of a worldwide tribe as tribal messiahs on the foundation of the 36-Couple Blessing, 72-Couple Blessing and 124-Couple Blessing ceremonies.

In the early 1960s True Father emphasized the following: “Blessed families must all raise a tribe beginning from three spiritual children, then 36 ancestor-type couples of the tribe, 72 Cain and Abel-type couples, 124 couples representing the nation, and finally more than 430 couples who are connected with all tribes. They must raise them into true children, true siblings, true couple and true parents who attend God both in the physical and spirit worlds.”

On Sep. 1, 1991, True Parents instructed all blessed families and members to return to their hometowns. Just as True Parents had shed their blood and tears for the restoration of the world until then, they asked all blessed families to go back to their hometowns and do the same to save their clans by offering devotions. Prior to this, beginning from Chil Il Jeol (Declaration Day of God’s Eternal Blessing), True Parents instructed all blessed families to focus, as tribal messiahs, on restoring their tribes.

“The three major missions of tribal messiahs are to firstly restore their ancestors, secondly restore their tribes, and thirdly to live together with God, as God was also expelled following the Fall of Adam and Eve, the first human ancestors.” (True Father – Oct. 14, 1993)

True Parents emphasizing about the mission of Heavenly Tribal Messiahs (2012. 4.25, Cheon Jeong Gung)

True Parents made the Proclamation of True Parents’ Ultimate Oneness and Perfection and of the Conclusion and Consummation of  their Mission on 5.8 by the heavenly calendar in the 1st year of Cheongi (Jun. 19, 2010, Las Vegas). Later, on 5.27 in the 1st year of Cheon-gi (Jul. 8, 2010, Cheon Jeong Gung), through the Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, Who, as God’s Embodiment, Proclaim the Word, they declared, “True Parents have achieved everything they came to do on earth.” On this day, True Parents said: “The True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind have attained ultimate oneness with God. They are God’s substantial selves, the king of kings and queen of queens. It is with this status and authority that Korea becomes God’s home country and homeland.” They went on to make the special command: “All blessed families must, therefore, register in Korea.”

Later, True Parents officiated the Marriage Blessing to Welcome the Age of Liberation Opened by the Victory of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind on 3.3 in the 3rd year of Cheon-gi (Mar. 24, 2012, Cheongshim Peace World Center). From 3.27 to 4.26 by the heavenly calendar in the 3rd year of Cheon-gi (May 17 – Jun. 15, 2012), True Parents presided over the Special 30-Day Educational Program on the Original Substance of the Divine Principle for 3,600 new tribal messiahs.

“True Parents have completed everything. What I am talking about now is not the establishment of the True Parents but the age of the firm settlement of the True Parents. The path taken by the True Parents…. Can you go to True Parents’ hometown and ask, ‘Will True Parents firmly settle?” Unity cannot be achieved with only the father and mother. The children born from the mother and father must also follow after their mother and father. Once a family is established, you must be able to firmly settle centered on the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind. Why? Is it because they are your kin? It is because you are tribal messiahs! You must be able to completely achieve this mission by D-day. You cannot avoid this.” (True Father – 3.5 in the 3rd year of Cheongi [leap month] Apr. 25, 2012, Cheon Jeong Gung)

‘True Parents speaking at the kick-off ceremony for heavenly tribal messiahs (2012. 5.18, Cheongshim Peace World Center)

True Father, who had completed such a course, offered his final prayer on 6.26 in the 3rd year of Cheon-gi (Aug. 13, 2012, Cheon Jeong Gung) through which he declared, “The conclusion of the final perfection…. I have completed everything.” Finally, on 7.17 in the 3rd year of Cheon-gi (Sep. 3, 2012), the True Father of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind took his last breath on this earth.

“Today, as I have returned the conclusion of the final perfection to You, Father, I know that up to this moment, I have offered my whole life to you. I am spending this time now to bring my life to a conclusion, to bring it to a close with utmost devotion, in accordance to Your Will. I declare that everything will be brought to a conclusion when the tribal messiahs restore the 387 nations. I have accomplished everything for this. I have accomplished everything! –Aju!” (True Father – 6.26 in the 3rd year of Cheong-gi, Aug. 13, 2012, Cheon Jeong Gung)

True Mother called on everyone to march forward without ceasing and emphasized that the tribal messiah mission that True Father mentioned in his final prayer should be realized at all costs, even after Foundation Day.

“Father in his last days asked you to accomplish the responsibility of tribal messiahs. That was what he earnestly asked you to do at the moment of his Holy Ascension. What do you feel? How many family names do you think we have here today? I would say we almost all have Korean family names here, don’t you think? Since that is the case, if you all mobilize and work hard, there wouldn’t be any problem restoring this nation to Heaven. It is possible. We have to do it. We have to do it without fail.” (True Mother – 2.23 by the heavenly calendar in the first year of Cheon Il Guk – Apr. 3, 2013)

“I am saying that we are the only hope.” (True Mother – 11.28 in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk – Nov. 26, 2016)

“The tribal messiah mission is a responsibility we must practice. When my family, my tribe and my nation become one with the True Parents, and are able to form a big wave upon which to spread to the five oceans and six continents, can one world under God, the kingdom of heaven on earth that our Heavenly Parent and humanity longed for, come true. Therefore, it is my hope that all blessed families, all members of the Unification Church, become one with Parents in heart, body, and thought and continue to move forward.” (True Mother – 9.3 [leap month] in the 2nd year of Cheon Il Guk – Oct. 26, 2014)”

After the Holy Ascension of the True Father of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, True Mother opened the doors to Cheon Il Guk and set off on the grand 7-year mission of firmly establishing Cheon Il Guk through the accomplishment of Vision 2020. For the next three years, she successfully offered and concluded devotions in remembrance of True Father in heaven. She has repeatedly called upon blessed families to become noble families who fulfill their tribal messiah mission, and spoke also about establishing Cheon Bo Won.

True Parents speaking at the launching of Vision 2020 (2013. 4. 3, Cheon Jeong Gung)

“I will construct Cheon Bo Won here at the Cheongpyeong Training Center. I hope that you can become proud people who can be recorded there.” ( True Mother – 3.2 in the 5th year of Cheon Il Guk – Mar. 29, 2017, Cheon Seong Wang Rim Palace)

“Cheon Bo Won is a place of blessings, a place where a family becomes a noble family. A family does not become a noble family at any time. As citizens of Cheon Il Guk within this Cheon Il Guk era, the first-generation, second-generation, and third-generation members of the family must all fulfill their duties of loyalty and filial piety in front of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.” ( True Mother – 7.9 in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk – Aug. 11, 2016, Cheon Jeong Gung)

“You must stand at the center of the providence and realize the hope of Heavenly Parent and True Parents – the dream of one big human family under God. Now, as heavenly tribal messiahs – the term “shin” here does not mean “new” but “heavenly” – you must become tribal messiahs who attend God. Hence, I am saying I will erect Cheon Bo Won here within the Cheongpyeong Training Center to have your devotion and hard work conveyed to Heaven. I sincerely hope that all of you here today become honorable devoted and loyal children who can be registered there.” ( True Mother – 11.19 in the 5th year of Cheon Il Guk – Jan. 5, 2017, Cheon Jeong Gung)

A commemorative photo at the dedication ceremony of Cheon Bo Won (2018. 8.28, HJ Cheonbo Training Center)

2) Special Strategic Nations

A special conference hosted by True Parents to select the key strategic nations for Vision 2020 was held on 6.14 in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk (Jul. 17, 2016, Cheon Jeong Gung). The conference was hosted to select 7 special strategic nations with the possibility to achieve national restoration by 2020. A total of 70 participants attended the conference. This included presenters from 21 nations with the exception of Korea, Japan and the United States, and 21 judges. Each candidate nation presented a detailed strategy on how to actualize God’s Will.

(The selected 13 special strategic nations: Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Zambia, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Paraguay, Taiwan, Albania, plus 3 additional candidate nations – Malaysia, Benin and Nigeria.)

‘A panorama of True Parents’ Special Conference to Select the Key Strategic Nations for Vision 2020 (2016. 7.17, Cheon Jeong Gung)

“We must restore the entire environment Heavenly Parent had originally created in the beginning. Those nations selected as strategic nations should be able to lay a victorious national foundation upon which they are to maintain the earth healthy and create a natural environment that can offer nutrients to humanity. You must enlighten all people who only think of their own interests and lead the world in a direction that focuses on maintaining the good health of all people of the world.” ( True Mother – 6.14 in the 4th year of Cheon Il Guk – Jul. 17, 2016)

Later, a Special Strategic Nations Conference was held at the Sunhak UP Graduate University international conference room from 7.21 to 7.23 by the heavenly calendar in the 5th year of Cheon Il Guk (Sep. 11- 13, 2017). There were some 60 participants including representatives and staff from the International Headquarters and True Mother’s Secretariat, regional group chairs of the four regional groups (with the exception of Korea, Japan, and the US) and the leaders of the 13 special strategic nations, as well as representatives of the additional three candidate nations (Nigeria, Benin, and Malaysia). The conference provided the regional groups and major Cheon Il Guk leaders of the 13 special strategic countries and the 3 candidate nations selected for the completion of national restoration through Vision 2020 and for the firm settlement of Cheon Il Guk, with the opportunity to discuss the current status of mission work and strategies of their respective nations.

“In this age of instant communication, the providence cannot miss even one minute or one second. Heavenly Parent’s dream, True Parents’ dream is one family, the kingdom of heaven on earth. Since the central owners of that kingdom of heaven on earth are the True Parents, you must fulfill your responsibilities in fulfilling Heavenly Parent’s dream and humanity’s hope while True Parents are still here. The greatest glory in your lives is receiving the Blessing from True Parents. Heavenly Parent’s dream and humanity’s hope must be fulfilled while True Parents are on earth. As blessed families who have received the Blessing, and as leaders in charge, you must work with the resolve to even put your life on the line to realize this dream while True Parents are on earth.” ( True Mother – 7.22 by the heavenly calendar in the 5th year of Cheon Il Guk – Sep. 12, 2017, Cheon Jeong Gung)

3) Reorganization of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU)

In 2018, True Parents (True Mother) toured the different regional groups of the world, re-organizing the structure of FFWPU beginning from Heavenly Africa, to Heavenly Europe, Heavenly Latin America, Heavenly Asia, Heavenly United States, Heavenly Japan, and Heavenly Korea. They called upon everyone to advance with all their might until the day the dream of one great family under God is realized.

‘Closing ceremony of True Parents’ Special Conference to Select the Key Strategic Nations for Vision 2020 (2016. 7.20, Cheon Jeong Gung)

to be continued

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