True Mother’s Testimony to Heung-jin Nim – Part 2
True Parents’ second son Heung-jin Nim was involved in a car accident on December 22, 1983 (December 23 in Korea), and ascended to the spirit world at 1:15 in the morning on January 2, 1984. At the beginning of the New Year’s leaders conference in 1984, Father asked Mother to share a testimony about their son.
We are posting this precious testimony of our True Mother at this time when the CheonShim Won is to be bequeathed and established around the world. The portrait of Heung-jin nim, who with Daemo nim helped to establish and carry out the spirit world providence, is present in CheonShim Won along with Daemo nim’s and Hyo-jin nim’s—as they have special roles to play in the providence to liberate and heal those in the spirit world. (Please see the previous Early Days story for more about the “Cheongpyeong” providence.)
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“I am going on behalf of Father”
After Heung jin nim was hit by the truck and in a coma, he appeared to a medium in Korea in the spirit. He said to that person, “I am now going in place of Father. Glory to Father. I am overjoyed to do this because otherwise Father’s life will be threatened. I am honored to fill and replace Father’s life.”
That medium spoke with Heung jin nim and said, “No, no, no! You can’t go now. No, you can’t do that. You have lots to do here on earth. You are going to do incredible things here on earth, then you will go later on, but not now!”
But Heung jin nim said, “No, somebody must go on Father’s behalf and that is me. I am going on behalf of Father. The only regret I have is that I have not served Father and Mother long enough and, particularly, that I have not received the Blessing. That’s the only thing.”
By the Blessing he means that he could not experience heavenly matrimony. No marriage has been celebrated; Heung jin nim is still single. “But that’s the only regret I have,” he said, “Otherwise I am absolutely glorifying Father and Heavenly Father. I accept this mission.”
The spiritualist testified to all of this. All other spiritual mediums, both inside and outside of our church, were saying that Heung jin nim was not born for that kind of destiny. He was not born for this tragic end. He will be back. He will come back. Everybody else said it because, when we look at Heung jin nim’s future, he was born for a most glorious, prestigious life.
I have many things to tell you, but I don’t want to run into the next session. I would like to give you one more testimony, about something that occurred this morning before Father and I came here.
This morning I received a call from Korea from a person who, in prayer last night, heard a special voice from God asking her to call me. The voice of God said that Father and I are very calm and peaceful but our hearts have been broken, particularly mine. “Mother’s heart has been shattered, so the following words will give her some comfort. So you go ahead, call Mother and speak to her.” God then explained the nature and characteristics of Heung jin nim:
“Heung jin nim is basically born to be a very masculine, manly, dignified man. He is truly a man among men. However, he also has a very soft heart—a beautiful, soft considerate heart—so that he is always trying to listen sensitively to Father’s and Mother’s wishes and trying to carry them out to the fullest extent.”
Then God’s voice related each instance of obedience to the person receiving the message, so that she could report back to me, Mother. Finally, the voice of God said, “Heung jin nim’s death is the fullest role—to be sacrificed on behalf of True Parents’ family. He brought unity. Heung jin nim, as younger brother, did love his elder siblings.”
He is not the eldest brother, as you know; he has an older brother and older sisters. In other words, Heung jin nim fulfilled Abel’s responsibility to love Cain. Heung jin nim is 17 by American age, 18 Korean age, but actually he is an adult in size. He’s wearing size 42 suits. That is really an adult size.
So God’s voice confirmed the reason that Heung jin nim had grown up very quickly to be an adult.
Providentially speaking, Jesus Christ, 2,000 years ago, could not fulfill the ideal of True Parents. Now in this new day, the ideal of True Parents has been fulfilled. So under True Parents’ ideal, Heung jin nim was in the position of Jesus fulfilling that ideal. That is the significance.
Today Heung jin nim will leave for his homeland, Korea. The ceremony will have a special name—the Holy Seunghwa (ascension and harmony) Ceremony. In the secular world people have funeral ceremonies; but we will call it the Seunghwa Ceremony. This will be conducted on January 8. Three days after that, on January 10, and during the following 40-day period, God will reveal an extraordinary resurrection process for the sake of the world. The extraordinary power of God will be manifested.
Medically speaking, the kind of impact Heung jin nim received in the accident almost always kills the person instantly. But Heung jin nim again demonstrated his filial piety by clinging to life for ten more days, during which time Father and I had the chance to complete our entire mission in Korea. Nothing was cut short. We came back [to the US], and Father and I completed the God’s Day celebrations, which it was important to accomplish.
On December 31, of course I had hope that a final miracle might occur, that God would preserve this son’s life. But then in my inmost heart I thought, “At least tomorrow is God’s Day. I hope he will live through God’s Day.” That particular wish is totally for whom? Heung jin nim stayed on, fighting hard, through God’s Day. When God’s Day came, another special message reached me.
One medium heard the voice of God saying that, knowing my broken heart and the prayers of all the members of the Unification Church, God wanted to save Heung jin nim ‘s life. However, if the choice was to give up Heung jin nim or the life of True Father, what choice would you make? That’s why the voice of God was saying, “What would you do?” Your conclusion, my conclusion, are the same. Satan’s requirement of taking Heung jin nim’s life must be satisfied, so that there will be no threat or danger to Father. That was the final message on God’s Day.
“You are my beloved son!”
I knew at that time that we have come to a truly enormous sacrifice. At that point, I was truly thankful for Heung jin nim. I said, “My son, you are the greatest, humble product of our love and I thank you, Heung jin nim. Go well.”
When Heung jin nim was born, as our second son, he struggled incredibly for three days. After his birth, many people thought Heung jin nim could not make it. He was going through the path of the cross at his birth. But at his death I knew he was chosen to do a more sacred mission than anyone under the sun could think of—dying for the sake of Father.
So I was so deeply, deeply grateful. I said to my son, “Heung jin nim, you are my beloved son. You lived out your life in filial piety, patriotism, and total purity.”
So now, it is a reality. Heung jin nim is in spirit world. He went to the spirit world as a most sacred sacrifice for all of us. First of all, Heung jin nim’s life repelled the danger coming to Father. Secondly, Heung jin nim’s going to spirit world brings the two worlds together—the spirit world and the physical world—centered upon the True Parents’ family—because I know that Heung jin nim will do his absolute best to fulfill Heavenly Father’s and True Parents’ wishes in the spirit world, by mobilizing all its power. That will certainly bring down the spirit world focused on True Parents.
Furthermore, it will bring deep unity and harmony among the brothers and sisters of True Parents’ family. It will bring incredible realization and inspiring impact to all his brothers, especially Hyo jin nim. It will bring everybody to do their job extraordinarily well and to commit themselves to the achievement of Father and True Parents’ wishes and goals.
In conclusion, my final testimony to you is this: in Divine Principle, in True Parents, in God, we never die. Heung jin nim never died. He’s more active than ever, in a freer form. He will mobilize absolutely incredible power for the same goals for which you are living—to attend True Parents and bring the victory to our True Parents here on earth.
So in this respect, I ask each one of you to recommit yourselves upon this occasion, to be great sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and True Parents so that we will very quickly accomplish the job Heung jin nim left us to complete here on earth.