Unifying the use of the term “Heavenly Tribal Messiah”

Following the rally to reaffirm our determination to become heavenly tribal messiahs for the establishment of Cheon Il Guk, numerous vibrant activities are taking place all over the world. However, the Korean term “tribal messiah” is being interpreted in various ways, leading to the need to unify the use of the term. Hence, please follow the terminology provided below when referring to tribal messiahs.

 Official term:

1) Korean: 신종족메시아

2) Chinese Characters for 신종족: 神宗族 (메시아)

3) English: Heavenly Tribal Messiah


On September 16, 2011, during a hoondokhae session at the Oceanic Cheon Jeong Gung on Geomun Island, True Father spoke about the establishment of the New Tribal Messiah Federation, and emphasized that tribal messiahs are “Heavenly Tribal Messiahs” (神宗族 메시아).

Furthermore, on October 29, 2014, True Mother spoke during her tour of the newly dedicated North Chungcheong Province headquarters building and blessed us with the statement, “Please become Heavenly Tribal Messiahs (神宗族 메시아가) who attend the Heavenly Parent (神)”. True Mother added, “Heavenly Tribal Messiahs are those who become part of our Heavenly Parent’s tribe.”