In Lesson 34 I explained how Jesus passed on his Eight-Stage Indemnity Course to a young, teenage boy. In Lesson 35 I'd like to explain why the second-Messiah, and his disciples, have yet to fulfill the “Prince of Peace” prophecy from Isaiah.
“Not just mankind and the angels but the entire creation was affected by the fall. Even the dignity of God was lost. The work of restoration means bringing everything that became fallen back into unity with God.” Sun Myung Moon
In this Spirit of Truth series I have been introducing theological concepts that, though well-grounded in the Bible, are difficult to accept as truth without sincere prayer and study. While some people in the world already resonate with this new truth, the majority of people struggle to believe it is authentically from God. Why? Because as Exodus 34:6-7 shows, some of us have disproportionately inherited the sins of our father, while others have been spared such punishment because of the merits of faithfulness that their fathers have passed down to them. For that reason, many of us have been blinded by our father, the devil, while others see the Light.
“And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
As I have been explaining throughout this series, the process of returning to God is contingent upon each of us correctly understanding that all mankind has inherited the sins of our fathers. This condition of inheritance goes all the way back to the Original Sin that was committed between fallen-Lucifer against Eve. Due to this fall, we all became ignorant of God and His heart. Therefore, we need help from an “Abel” to begin escaping from our existentially miserable situation.
“If a person perfects himself, he becomes the temple of God, a visible, substantial body in which God can freely and peacefully dwell.” Sun Myung Moon
That's why God set up the “Cain and Abel” restoration process; whereby, if we accept the wisdom and truth from God's chosen representative, who is our “Abel,” then we can be incrementally lifted out of our ignorance in accordance with the Eight-Stage Indemnity Course. As I have been sharing, this restoration process has been progressing throughout history only to the degree that individuals, families, tribes, peoples, nations, the world, and the universe can overcome and remove their fallen nature that has been inherited from all the way back to the time of fallen-Lucifer. Two-thousand years ago, this “Cain and Abel” process reached the nation-level with the establishment of Israel. But when Judaism rejected their “Abel” (Jesus), it could not advance out of its servant-level of the Eight-Stage Indemnity Course. Instead, Christianity inherited the adopted-child's position that was originally intended for the Jews.
“Presently a Cain-Abel struggle is taking place between the Unification Church and other Christian churches, and between the Unification Church and America. World restoration can be speeded up after the Unification Church, Christianity, and America find the way to unify.” Sun Myung Moon
Today, Christians are expecting Jesus to return at a time predestined by God and instantly transform the world into the prophesied kingdom of heaven. But this isn't how restoration works. Rather, first, each step of the restoration process must be earned by someone representing “Cain” and someone representing “Abel.” For instance, if the biblical Cain had accepted Abel as God's chosen representative on the family-level, then the kingdom of heaven could have been built from that generation. And if Israel, as “Cain” on the nation-level had accepted Jesus as their “Abel,” then the kingdom of heaven could have been built from that generation. Likewise, if worldwide Christianity had accepted Sun Myung Moon (SMM) as their “Abel,” then the kingdom of heaven could have been built from that generation. But this didn't happen. At least, not yet.
“Because America is vitally important to God, I determined to love America more than my own children, more than my own country, more than my own Asia. God deeply loves this nation and has done more and sacrificed more for this country than for any other country of the world. What is America’s role? I will never say, 'You must pay me back.' Instead America must go out to the world, the six continents and five races of the earth, and give of itself and its wealth. Four billion (now 7.7 billion) people are waiting for the touch of America’s hand. You must go out and serve them. If America succeeds in this mission then the glory of this nation shall be astonishing and have no end. America will then remain the most prosperous country on earth.” Sun Myung Moon
We are living in amazing times. Never before have we had the chance to expose fallen-Lucifer's crimes and regain God's sovereignty. We have this opportunity today because of the providential victories that the second-Messiah achieved with his world-level “Cains.” (See Lesson 15) At that time in 1991, if Bush Sr. had accepted Sun Myung Moon as his “Abel,” and had not gone to war with Saddam Hussein as SMM advised against, and had opened trade up with North Korea as SMM advised; then America could have avoided wasting 18 years fighting needless wars. (See Lesson 16) But, as it seems to be turning out, as according to Q, Bush Sr. was not really the trustworthy disciple of Christ as he presented himself to be to the world. Fortunately, despite Bush Sr's world-level deceit, God gave America a reprieve. And now, after many small behind-the-scenes “Cain and Abel” victories being achieve by “tribal messiahs” throughout the world, fallen-Lucifer's cabal is about to be exposed for what it is!
Next lesson: “Our Predicament. Part 1.”