God’s Judgment, All Too Fair
At the hour of judgment all humans born since Creation, even those bound for hell, will transform temporarily into gods. Hearts and sins are measured as if on a scale with zero tolerance for error, yielding totally reliable and accurate measurements of sin. Becoming godlike, everyone can observe everything, seeing each other clearly. God’s judgments are meted out instantly. So, some may express surprise, “Ah, that person was guilty of that sin. He appeared so gentle, stayed so close to God, but still committed such a sin.” Seeing their own penalties measured out so fairly, those destined for hell move in that direction without hesitation, while those to be saved step aside. Their destinations so determined, no one destined for hell can complain, because my guidance had already been offered countless times and ignored during their mortal lives. They thought their sins went unnoticed, but they were measured with such meticulous detail, precision and fairness, without error, not even the smallest of errors, as if with a scale that has zero tolerance for error. Seeing their sins, hearts and all so weighed, they go to hell and suffer its eternal pain without a word of complaint. Not even one soul can contradict me. They know they have consistently ignored my advice. All too clear are the sins of disobedience delineated before them and all too just are the calculations by which punishments for such disobedient actions are meted out. Upon momentary transformation to divine intelligence, capable of surveying the totality of sin, the two classes separate, one bound for hell and the other for salvation.
Spoken on Holy Dew Spirit Day, January 2, 1982
Only when you become righteous with the Holy Dew Spirit, you can reach salvation.이슬성신으로 의로워져야 구원 얻어요
All religions say they will guide you to a good place. Buddhists talk about paradise and Christians talk about salvation, but they explain nothing about human creation. I’ve explained to you about the very purpose of creating mankind and some of you must have heard it tens of times.
Humans on this earth may think they are living luxurious lives. As the Creator, I say your lives here are those of hell and you are being punished here. Thus, this world is very complicated and, however rich or powerful, no humans feel comfortable here at heart.
Despite all the complexity around you, you’ll feel most comfort and peace when your sins are forgiven and cleansed by God, when you become pure inside and out. You are achieving Heaven in your mind, becoming qualified to get into Heaven, which is the most precious goal.
Even those who have the power to shake the world and every property on earth cannot sleep in peace with their legs stretched. They are bothered by anxiety, uneasiness, pain, sometimes futility and pessimism. Their insides are infected by a swarm of devils from hell. Their minds know no peace.
There is a hymn which depicts this earth as Hell: “No haven of rest awaits this body of mine faring on the troubled path of life. No place is free from worry and trouble.” The earth is depicted as Hell that you fell into from First Heaven. “The Heavenly Kingdom is my home, where I must return.” It is a hymn seeking one’s original home in First Heaven. We should now seek to go to Second Heaven. Shall we sing the hymn?
No haven of rest awaits this body of mine faring on the troubled path of life.
No place is free from worry and trouble. The Kingdom of Heaven is my home where I must return.
Even if blown by cold winds in the wilderness, the road remaining is not long. Even if swept down by snowstorms from over the mountain, the Kingdom of Heaven is my home where I must return.
If you get rid of sin and become righteous, your life becomes so precious that it cannot be bartered for anything in the world. Is there anything more blessing? There is nothing more valuable anywhere in the world. Everything will be resolved if you get rid of sin. That is the end of the story.
The reason why you are prostrate here today is to have your mind cleansed to achieve salvation. By possessing a mind of such holiness and beauty, your acts and life on this earth will become of utmost brilliance and preciousness. I believe you have come to me at this hour for that purpose. Endeavor earnestly and beseech intently to attain those holy traits. I am the very one, the Almighty God, who washes away all your sins.
As it is written in the Book of Hosea, “I will be like dew….” (Hosea 14:5) and “His splendor will be like an olive tree...” (Hosea 14:6), the grace of the Almighty God is to descend like dew.
Today, you are sitting down spaced apart. When our church started, you were packed tightly, making it difficult to even clap your hands, and grace like dew was descending in thick mists. The grace is coming down now, and it is the most precious grace of all.
As the scripture is written, “Receive the Holy Spirit, out of his belly shall flow the rivers of living water,” (John 7:38), today the real water of life is flowing. They are not just words. The grace is going out. The living water mentioned in the scripture is the Water of Life, the water of the Holy Dew Spirit.
How do I bless the water? Our church members bring well water or tap water in tightly sealed bottles and leave them about 10 meters away and I bless them. Even if the bottles were placed inside a safe made with steel walls 100 meters thick, the grace goes in through.
If you keep blessed water and ordinary water in separate bottles undisturbed in a safe for three or five years, you would see the difference. You will find the ordinary water putrid, with scum floating on top. However, you would find the blessed water crystal clear, like distilled water. This is the power of God.
A gruesome emaciated corpse once rubbed with the water of life, after a few hours, takes on graceful flesh and the face, 100 times more repulsive when he was alive, changes back beautifully. Once purple or colorless lips begin to glow and take on color as if they had fleshly applied lipstick. The limbs stiff from rigor mortis become pliant and flexible, to the extent that you can move their hands as if they were clapping.
This miraculous transformation is scientific proof that the sins were washed away. With graceful flesh appearing, the corpse became simply beautiful. It’s all because of the power of the water of life that cleanses away sins. The grace like dew that solves the issue of sin completely, the Holy Dew Spirit that cleanses and makes it beautiful―this is the most precious Holy Spirit, which only God can bring forth.
You attain salvation when your sins are cleansed and your mind becomes pure and beautiful. Jesus Christ did not know this. Without any knowledge about salvation, he says, “Believe in me and you shall get eternal life. Whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:13). It only proves he does not know anything about salvation.
Humans are mortal because of sin. So, you should know how to get rid of sin. This is an essential point. Because Jesus himself did not know how to resolve this issue, all humans have been in total darkness for 2,000 years. They believe they can go to Heaven, even though they continue to commit sin. Jesus takes the blame for this.
People do not even try to purge sin, as they believe that they will be saved anyway. They ask incredulously, “How can humans live without committing sin?” As they have been taught that they can be saved even if they commit sins, they all have become sons of destruction.
As Jesus claimed to be the main character for salvation and behaved as such for 2,000 years, all people on earth have been misled and, with the sins continuously multiplying, they only get farther away from salvation. They race in the opposite direction from salvation. The blind is leading the blind, becoming all the more blind.
The worst religion is the one which insists the one, who is not God, who is not the son of God and who is actually the devil, to be the son of God. That is the worst enemy of God. Then, should you rely upon faith alone without knowing about salvation? Or, should you become qualified to be saved? You should become qualified. Then, you should behave like those to be judged by the Law of Libert In the book of James, it is written, “Speak and act as those who shall be judged by the Law of Liberty.”(James 2:12). This Law of Liberty is the law of conscience. If a person has a trace of lustful thought, he or she would be judged by the Law of Liberty. To keep the Law of Liberty, one’s thought must not be tainted by even a trace of lust.
You touch a microphone with greed, but until you snatch and stash it away in your pocket, it does not constitute a crime. But under the Law of Liberty the moment the greed kicks in, you have committed theft. You are not guilty of murder even if, driven by excessive impulse, you grab a gun or pistol. But under the Law of Liberty, at the very onset of hatred, you are guilty of murder. The Law of Liberty is about your mind and thought. Sin should be uprooted from there Therefore, those of you who listen to my sermon today, should not sin in mind and thought. Sin should be uprooted by cleansing your thoughts.
Of course, in this world full of sins, such as lust, stubbornness, arrogance, jealousy and hatred, it is not simple to just get rid of them To have nothing to do with sin, you must do your best not to sin and you should have your sins cleansed. You should wash them away with the Water of Life, be connected with the grace like dew, and bloom beautifully with the Holy Dew Spirit. And I am the very one who teaches the way, washes away your sins, resolves the issue of sin, and finally gives you salvation. You should know the precious value of what I offer and follow me.
Let us sing this hymn together.
Looking at the beauty and honor of God,
I forget all the worry and walk on the holy path.
There is the holy path with no sad cloud,
I walk on the holy path bright like the daylight.
하나님 말씀의 저작권은 한국천부교전도관부흥협회 및 한국천부교전도관유지재단에 있으며 저작권자의 허가없이 말씀을 출판ㆍ복사ㆍ전재하는 것은 저작권법 위반행위로 민ㆍ형사상의 법적 책임의 대상이 됩니다.
The Earth is the Center of the Universe, with the Stars as Its Accessories지구는 우주의 중심, 우주의 별은 액세서리
I want to say that the Earth is 100% the center of the whole universe. The universe contains stars 50 million times bigger than the Earth. The Milky Way alone has stars 1 million or 50 million times bigger. I am the one who heats them up to incandescence. There is no limit. The Milky Way has been created as an accessory to the Earth to symbolize the silvery sea of the eternal world. The Earth is among the smallest of stars in the universe on a scale of 100. Most of these stars are bigger than the Earth. If one must look for something smaller than even this pigmy Earth, it would be the Moon. The dead center of the diminutive Earth is the center of the whole universe, not deviating even by one millimeter. This is the general headquarters of the universe, where God resides. Do you understand? I want to add one more thing. Of all the infinite stars in the universe, some 50 million times as big as the Earth, none has life on them except the Earth. There are countless stars, each 1 million to 50 million times bigger than the Earth and yet barely visible blurs because of their enormous distances. No living form is found among them, because I have created these numerous stars of the universe as accessories for man to look upon. What other useful purpose could there be for making stars 1 million times, 10 million times, 50 million times bigger than the Earth and yet devoid of life or anything else, except to make them serve as accessories? Do you understand that or not? You do. Spoken on May 24 and June 25, 1982
The Holy Spirit Does Not Compromise With Sin성신은 죄와 타협하지 않는다
"Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." (Isaiah 59:1-2) Your sins have hidden and separated God from you. Blocked by the wall of sin, He cannot hear, however loudly you may implore. Therefore, sin is anathema. Which do you like better, a pile of dung or a bed of flowers in bloom? Flowers, of course. To the pile of dung swarm bluebottle flies in the tens, hundreds, thousands and dig in with their noses, until it is covered entirely with their mass. But bees and butterflies, brought near it, squirm and wiggle away and hasten, instead, to flowers. On the other hand, put flies on flowers and they will squirm and wiggle and fly off in search of dung. Imagine another flower in bloom―to the undiscriminating human eye or nose it seems beautiful, fragrant and redolent of honey. But bring bees or butterflies to it and they fly away, whereas flies readily take to the seemingly beautiful flower. Although indiscernible to the human sense, decay has already begun inside the flower, making it attractive to flies. The essence behind all this talk today: Do not transgress even with your eyes, in mind, or in thought. Sin is death. Avoid sin. Full of the Holy Spirit, your heart and mind may be beautiful, but the Holy Spirit will squirm and wiggle away the moment even a hint of sin is harbored in the beauty. The Holy Spirit does not compromise with sin and departs the moment one-billionth of a single sinful thought enters. Then the devil leaps aboard, just as hundreds and thousands of flies cling to the flower that rots and runs with putrefaction. Spoken on Day of Blessings, April 20, 1987
God Transforms Us into the Composition of the Holy Spirit성신의 구성체로 화하게 하시는 하나님
Without knowing that mankind is of the same makeup as the devil, none can find the way to salvation. Thus, there has been no one so far who has achieved salvation. Humans are cursed creatures who have fallen into the First Hell, and not a single person has ever attained salvation. Without knowing about this diabolic composition, do you think these devils’ offsprings can get salvation simply by uttering, “Oh, My Lord!” Can they achieve salvation? None can. From me you now know that humans are composed of the devil. But you still cannot reach salvation. You cannot, even though you may have listened to my sermons 10 billion times and have repeatedly said with full understanding, “We are composed of the devil, we are composed of the devil.” I have given you sermons on how to get rid of this diabolic composition 10 billion times. You may say, “Now, I not only know the fact that I am composed of devil but also know the method to get rid of it. I know it so clearly and can recite it by heart fluently.” Still, listening to a sermon 10 billion times and knowing the method clearly won’t bring salvation. God pinpointed the problem and taught the method of salvation. In addition, God also brought the hands of power and might that can melt devils and sins. He not only taught the method but also provided the hands that can exterminate devils and pour forth the spirit of the triune God without limit and transform humans into creatures of the Holy Spirit, beings of eternal life. The one who has brought such hands is the true God. I am the God who effects this transformation. Spoken to Chorus Members on April 28, 1985
Hymns, Tuneful Prayers, Ought to Be Sung With Understanding찬송은 곡조 있는 기도, 뜻을 알고 불러야
Singing hymns culled from the essence of the Bible, you turn to God. But hymns are not so much a gift to God as a demand on Him for everything. Through hymns, which I first called tuneful prayers, you are all asking God, “Give us all of it. Helpless are we unless you grant it. Please give in abundance.”
So you must sing the hymn with understanding. It won’t do you any good, however hard you clap your hands, if you do it without understanding its meaning, out of tempo. With understanding you begin to savor the taste of one meaning after another. You’re never bored no matter how often you sing, even if you sing ten days or a hundred days continuously. That is as it should be when grace is at work.
God sees the truth of one’s heart. Something done for appearance sake, be it service, hymn singing, or prayer, brings no good, even if it’s done a hundred million years. For those who turn to God sincerely, with a true heart, even for a second, their wishes will be granted. Therefore, all that odious, hypocritical ado is not only unheeded but is offensive to Jehovah. Even among humans requesting favors won’t work, whatever you may be asking for, unless you’re asking under the right conditions. It is even more so with God. So when one implores Him with all the right conditions in, He will give blessings without limit. He says to the one who turns to Him in that manner: “You have nothing to worry about because all your needs are known in advance.”
So believe with a true heart. Otherwise, it is better not to believe at all. It’s better not to make a move than to make moves that would offend God and bring God’s judgment down upon you. In this world, people run, study, work, all because they seek to achieve some goal. What do you hope to achieve by continuing to gather here like this? Salvation alone, and nothing else. Spoken on Holy Dew Spirit Day, May 28, 1983
A Hymn Which Depicts Hell to Cause Longing for Heaven지옥을 그려 놓고 천국을 바라게 만든 찬송가 507장
In several places in the Bible, I inserted the mention of mankind’s fall from First Heaven to First Hell for the sins they committed. I will talk about one of those insertions. The earth is depicted as hell in verses of the scripture. The essential verses―the 2% God has inserted in the Bible for His needs―provide the lyrics of most hymns.
What are these insertions? Open to Hymn 507. In no way is the phrase “this body of mine faring on the troubled path of life” a description of heaven. It portrays hell. I have put it there for a reason―to set down evidence of my being God for this current generation. However often they may read it, they will not realize its real import, but upon hearing my lucid explanation they come to say, “It is indeed so.” They come to the realization that this is true and it has been hidden until now for this moment of truth.
“No haven of rest awaits this body of mine faring on the troubled path of life.” None whatsoever. “No place is free from worry or trouble” is a description of hell. “The heavenly kingdom, my home, where I am to return” is a hymn seeking one’s homeland, to which one must retrace his steps. In other words, the earth is depicted as hell, to which the inhabitants of the First Heaven fell. The hymn expresses their desire to be released from a life of affliction in this hell and return home. Does not the exposition demonstrate that I am the author of this Biblical insertion? Clearly it does.
Where, then, is this home? Was it the place of previous abode or not? The objective is to retrace the way back there. “Even if blown by cold winds in the wilderness, the road remaining is not long. Even if swept down by snow storms from over the mountain, the kingdom of heaven is my home whither I must return.” Hell is described to cause longing for the other world. It is I who have set in motion this search for their previous abode, so they may return to their homeland.
Spoken on Holy Dew Spirit Day, May 26, 1985
What Kind of Life Cannot Be Bartered for the Universe?우주를 주고도 바꿀 수 없는 한 생명이란?
All’s well once the problem of salvation is settled for certain. Jesus identifies his blood with a life that “cannot be bartered for the universe.” It is written, “The corruptible will clothe itself with the incorruptible.” (1 Corinthians 15:54) But can blood, the fastest-rotting substance, make something that won’t rot? It can’t. But they sing day and night, “Let the precious blood of Jesus wash away sins,” praising blood, which rots fastest of all body parts. Most Christian hymns are about salvation by the blood on the cross. Can blood wash away sins? It can’t. It is the biggest nonsense of all to link salvation to the most corruptible substance of all. Does Jesus understand the meaning of salvation, when he talks about achieving eternal life by washing away sin with blood that can’t save? He has no inkling of salvation. Case closed. What kind of life is greater than the universe? When the corruptible gets clothed with the incorruptible and a mortal is transformed into matter akin to the Holy Spirit, life will continue for eternity. Such an immortal life is so valuable that it cannot be bartered for the whole universe. Truly, it is none other than God who can provide such a life. So, to attain salvation you must follow me, listen, act, and triumph over sin. Only those who triumph over sin, over the devil, and are qualified to be transformed by the Holy Dew Spirit can live forever in that heavenly world, which surpasses all. Spoken on December 25, 1988
All Things Work Together For Good합동하여 유익하게 돼요
What so-called religious leaders of this world do is mostly fight and split up. They split up, divide again, and then some more, until all’s split up. The devil’s work in this world is jealousy, envy, hate, and finally murder. So it is the devil that splits, divides, and destroys. Whether they number 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100 million, or 1 billion, those in the fold of grace are one. All those in grace become one unit. If there is jealousy, it is caused by those infiltrated by the devil to do the devil’s mischief. There should be unbreakable unity, and there should be no hate. When this state prevails, all things work together for good. To be in grace is to be in the Holy Spirit. Then, you can say, “I am within the Lord.” The Lord must be within you, must dwell inside you. Only then comes the kingdom of heaven. The perfect fullness of the Holy Spirit is meant by the passage, “Nor will people say, ‘Here it is’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” All complaints, discontent, and anguish vanish, because the kingdom of heaven is there. Unless your heart turns into heaven, you cannot go to heaven. When all those who have formed heaven in their hearts gather, whether they number a billion, 10 billion, 100 billion, they are one. That is what’s meant by becoming one in the Lord.
It is said, “Endeavor to meet often as the end of time nears.” You must try to meet often. All things working together for good in grace means that this throng of people, though weak and of no account individually, exerts, when united with one heart, the combined strength of a million, 10 million, 100 million. That is the power of unity in grace. That’s the meaning of all things working together for good.
Spoken on October 28 and November 25, 1985
Spoken Promise of God하나님과의 언약
When you comprehend the meaning, even a little, the savor of the hymn changes. In this world, contracts are drawn up and promises made in writing, but God gives his word. In a gentle voice I am telling you, “Obey without fail, lest you should fall and be miserable. Obey to the letter and come with me to that world, because there is no salvation unless you go with God. To go together to that world of eternal joy, do not sin. You can go only if you keep the law, the law of liberty, which means you shouldn’t trespass even in thought.” Is this a promise in writing or is it given orally? It is my spoken word. Once made, God’s promise is forever and does not change. But nothing can be done if people sin. Keeping that promise made with a gentle voice, we shall go together. Do not violate my commandments if you want to live in that world forever. Let us go there together by keeping the law without fail, not violating it even in thought. Is that a promise? It is. I don’t change. If you keep your word, I will take you, absolutely. But if you keep committing sin, there’s nothing I can do. As it is said, “The covenant with my Lord is forever and unchangeable,” I am saying that my spoken promise shall not change, for all eternity. Sing, reflecting on the meaning, “As the covenant with my Lord is forever and unchangeable, He will always protect us until we reach that country.” Spoken on Holy Dew Spirit Day, May 28, 1983
Hymns Are Prayers With a Melody찬송은 곡조 있는 기도
Hymns are prayers with a melody. Those who have stopped singing hymns have no tears. What are hymns about? About the devil? No, they sing about God, about me. Whether you say “Not by might nor by power, but by the Holy Spirit” or “Mighty power will come from constant efforts at prayer,” it means the same thing. Suppose there is to be singing at a dinner party and the order is arranged to let those who have knelt longest before God sing first. When asked to sing, however, some of these front runners with many hours of prostration to their credit don’t seem to know how to sing. But I have seen them prostrated all the time. Prostrated, they pray, sing hymns, beseech in song, “Grant, O Lord, aid to this fragile thing. Grasp my weak hand as I kneel and guide me.” The hymn is prayer, prayer set to a tune. A person who has stopped singing hymns is like one who has stopped breathing. One who is diligent in prayer does not stop singing. Tears flow. That’s because grace is at work―God has listened to the song. Not because the song is sung well, but because God takes care of the earnest prayer―the true, anxious entreaty, the supplication which comes from the bottom of the heart. The primary focus in grading for salvation is on the amount of time spent on one’s knees and the truthfulness of one’s heart. God sees the heart. When they are made to sing, the singing may not be professional but it’s full of grace. They sing, sobbing uncontrollably, weeping blinding tears, just as they have implored in continual prostration, tears welling up unawares. This is a sight pleasing to God. Excerpt from a sermon given October 3, 1985