A Providential View
of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of Gods Will. A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God's Will
The United States of America and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World
March 17 in the Seventh Year of Cheon Il Guk (2007), Sun Myung Moon
Hawaii King Garden
Respected Ambassadors for Peace and leaders of Hawaii, distinguished guests from Japan and Korea who have come from afar to honor this occasion with your presence, ladies and gentlemen! My wife Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and I extend our heartfelt welcome to you all.
Ladies and gentlemen, my heart is serious and filled with emotion as I stand before you today. It is not because of the Misoo celebrations being held around the world to commemorate my 88th birthday. Neither is it because, owing to the fact that I am as healthy as a man of fifty, I am filled with the hope of living beyond my hundredth birthday.
The reason I am so serious is that at the beginning of this year, 2007, the seventh year of Cheon Il Guk, I declared a jubilee year in God's providence, a jubilee year the likes of which humankind has never experienced. Heaven has greatly blessed this holy year. God's heart has been in pain throughout history because Satan's dominion entrapped humankind within its evil sovereignty, in the fetters of the "era before heaven." That time has finally come to an end and, from this year on, the gates to the revolutionary era after the coming of heaven can be opened wide, ushering in an era of a new sovereignty of goodness, in which humanity can attend God as the Central Being.
Without your being aware of it, heaven's providence has been expanding in extraordinary ways. Now Ambassadors for Peace in 185 nations--who number in the millions--have received my teachings and are working day and night in response to a special decree from God. I would like to convey to you Heaven's message, which is entitled, "A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God's Will: The United States and the Future Direction of the United Nations and the World." This is a declaration of God's plan for His dispensation and the direction humanity should take.
The Progress of Human History
Ladies and gentlemen, if you carefully examine the progress of human history, you will undoubtedly discover God's resolve and the fingerprints He left as He tirelessly worked behind the scenes. We are familiar with the history of civilization, which began centering on four of the world's great rivers. Later, human civilization moved to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea where the Mediterranean peninsular cultures flourished in Greece and Rome. History continued its progress and the European continental culture emerged. This continental civilization in turn became the energy stimulating an island culture, Great Britain, to flourish in the Atlantic sphere. The British Empire, which dominated the four seas and wielded its might as "the empire on which the sun never sets," passed its splendid culture on to North America. We know these facts from history.
Human civilization arrived on the North American continent and soon took on the armor of democracy, which was rooted in Christianity. The United States raised the banner of the freedom of religion and respect for equal human rights in its struggle against communism, which sought to establish an atheistic sovereignty of evil. Through victories in the First, Second and Third World Wars, America won victory over totalitarianism and communism.
However, that victory does not simply mean that America is great, and the development of human civilization did not stop there. Victory came because God had chosen and raised the United States of America as the second Israel, in accordance with His providential program, and had raised the American people through Christianity. God worked through America to bring His providence to its present stage of fruition.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is in the present time that this issue becomes important. The development of human civilization has completed a circuit of the entire globe and has arrived at the Pacific sphere. Human history has come to a point in time in the providence at which it should reach completion and fruition through the Pacific Rim region. No force can impede the providence now. Though there were both victories and defeats during the course of indemnity under the evil sovereignty in the era before heaven, nothing could prevent the rise of the Pacific Rim era. Herein lies the reason that Heaven declared this a jubilee year.
Our Mission in the Pacific Rim Era
Ladies and gentlemen, the arrival of the Pacific Rim era signifies many things. From the perspective of the history of religions, what do you think the world would be like if Jesus had fulfilled the complete messianic mission during his lifetime on earth? Jesus came as the Savior and Messiah to save all people