True Parents’ Providence for the Settlement of Cheon Il Guk – Part 5
Prepared by FFWPU International
Rallies of Hope for the Advancement of the Providence of Heavenly Korea, Heavenly Japan and Heavenly United States
True Parents held rallies of hope for the advancement of the providence in the regional groups of Heavenly Korea, the homeland of the providence, Heavenly Japan, the mother nation, as well as Heavenly United States, the eldest son nation.
First, FFWPU for a Heavenly Korea held the ‘2018 Rally of Hope to Inherit Heavenly Fortune and Resolve to Advance the Providence’ as part of True Parents’ Birthday Celebration commemorative events, on 1.7 by the heavenly calendar in the 6th year of Cheon Il Guk (Feb. 22, 2018) at Cheongshim Peace World Center. 15,000 people convened for the rally and made the joint resolve to work toward creating a Heavenly Korea that attends Heavenly Parent and True Parents. The warmth from the rally expanded across the nation and led to rallies of hope in each sub-region.
The ‘2018 Yongnam Rally of Hope to Advance the Providence’ was held at the Conference Hall of the 2nd Exhibition Hall in BEXCO, Busan. More than 10,000 people gathered for the occasion, including leaders from all walks of life, peace ambassadors, and citizens of the Yongnam region as well as sub-region 5 pastors, public church leaders, blessed families and members.
True Mother: “To prepare for the day of re-unification of Heavenly Korea, you must attend Heavenly Parent, meet True Parents and be reborn as true children through the Blessing.”
Next, sub-region 1 held a rally under the title: 2018 Rally for the Liberation of Patriotic Martyrs and for North-South Unification (Jun. 24, 2018). Sub-region 4 was next in line by holding the rally: Rally of Hope to Advance toward the Harmonious Unity of Heavenly Korea (Oct. 7, 2018). Sub-region 3 held the rally a week later entitled: 2018 Rally of Hope for Hyojeong and True Families in the Chungcheong Province (Oct. 14, 2018). Finally, sub-region 2 held the 2018 Rally of Hope to Advance toward a Unified, Heavenly Korea (Oct. 28, 2018). All these rallies were held at Cheongshim Peace World Center.
FFWPU for a Heavenly Japan celebrated the ‘60th Anniversary of Mission Work in Japan’ through the ‘2018 Twenty-Thousand-Person Rally of Hope for the Advancement of the Providence of FFWPU for a Heavenly Japan.’ The event was held on 5.18 by the heavenly calendar (Jul. 1, 2018) at the Saitama Super Arena, with True Parents in attendance.
True Mother: “When this nation becomes established as Heavenly Japan and has its status fully established by attending Heavenly Parent and fulfilling her responsibility of embracing the world as the mother nation, the day will come when all nations of the world will respect their parents from the position of children.”
On 6.19 by the heavenly calendar (Jul. 22, 2018), the 2018 Hyojeong Culture and Peace Festival in Okayama was held in grand style at the ZIP Arena Okayama with 10,000 people including blessed families and new members in attendance. This rally was a revival meeting particularly held to pray for the swift restoration of those areas affected by the torrential rain in Western Japan and to promote the realization of a world of peace through the reconstruction of the family. FFWPU International President Sun Jin Moon represented True Parents on this day. She comforted victims of the catastrophic storm and called for the quick recovery of the damaged areas.
In the finale, True Parents conveyed a donation of 10 million yen through International President Sun Jin Moon to help blessed families affected by the torrential floods. Another donation of 20 million yen was collected from blessed families around the world and presented to Mr. Aoki, chairman of the executive committee.
Next, True Parents visited the United States, the eldest-son nation of the providence, and presided over the Rally of Hope for the Advancement of the Providence for a Heavenly America. The ‘2018 Rally of Hope for the Advancement of the Providence for a Heavenly America’, co-sponsored by FFWPU and American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), was held in order to heal America from division, conflict and discord.
True Parents presided over the rally, held under the theme, ‘Peace Starts With Me: Healing America’, on 10.5 by the heavenly calendar (Nov. 12, 2018) at the New York Nassau Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum. The rally attracted 20,000 people, among whom were political and religious leaders.
True Mother: “Please take heed that the only way we can solve all these issues is for America and all nations of the world to attend Heavenly Parent and True Parents with one mind and one will. For more than six thousand years, Heavenly Parent’s long-cherished dream and humankind’s hope has been heaven on earth. Let us build it with our own hands! May America, blessed by God, become a nation that can fulfill its responsibility.”
4) Hyo Jeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony Officiated by the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
The FFWPU Marriage Blessing Ceremony is a holy ceremony through which couples pledge to maintain true purity and form true families. The Marriage Blessing ceremony is the central mission of the True Parents and a sacred ceremony of FFWPU. Brides and grooms participating in this Marriage Blessing pledge to remain married for eternity, perfect ideal families, and protect the ideals of true love, true life, and true lineage.
True Parents gradually developed the providence of the marriage Blessing beginning with the Blessing of three couples on Apr. 16, 1960, and then to 36 couples, 72 couples, 124 couples, 430 couples, 777 couples, 1800 couples, 2075 couples, 6000 couples, 6500 couples (plus 1275 couples), 30,000 couples, 360,000 couples, 40 million couples, and so forth.
The Marriage Blessing Ceremony came to be officially named the ‘Hyo Jeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony’ from 7.17 by the heavenly calendar in the 5th year of Cheon Il Guk (Sep. 7, 2017). This development came about after True Mother instructed that the commemorative events of the 4th anniversary of True Father’s holy ascension be elevated and conducted as a “seonghwa festival” based on the three year foundation of devotions that True Mother successfully offered in remembrance of True Father. Through the Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony, True Parents gave all blessed families around the world the opportunity to inherit their standard of filial love for Heaven and to move forward as lights of the world.
The Marriage Blessing ceremony has since then been conducted as an occasion to receive the Blessing as well as a Hyojeong Peace Festival, through which everyone comes together under the vision of one great family under Heavenly Parent and based on the culture of heart.
to be continued…