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Essential Motherly Part of Messianic Mission

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The motherly part of the Messianic mission highlighted in presentation about restoring the ideal of True Parents

Dr. Michael Balcomb
Dr. Michael Balcomb 10th Dec. 2023. Photo: FFWPU

Part 3 of a lecture given by Dr. Michael Balcomb, President of the Family Federation for Europe and the Middle East, given at an international prayer meeting by Zoom on 1st May 2024. The lecture was based on a presentation by Dr. Jin-choon Kim in Gapyeong, South Korea in February 2024.

See part 1, part 2

Another way of looking at this that we’ve studied in the earlier lectures is that up until their Holy Blessing [1960], Father and Mother Moon had a slightly different course.

Mother Moon has talked about her role as the Only Begotten Daughter. Father Moon, on the other hand, never was himself the Only Begotten Son.

But what he emphasized was the fact that he was called by Jesus, and that he inherited the mission that Jesus could not fulfill.

Then after the Holy Blessing [1960], until Foundation Day [2013], the truth of the matter is that Father Moon was more involved in the external initiatives, creating many different organizations, traveling all over the world.

But gradually, from about 1995 onwards, it was Mother Moon who began to take over the role of teaching about the providence.

And of course, after Father Moon’s ascension, he is in the spirit world, but still always supports Mother Moon.

It’s on her shoulders now to complete the providence as she promised.

Jin-choon Kim
Dr. Jin-choon Kim. Photo: Segye Ilbo

So in a sense, there’s nothing controversial here [in presentation of Dr. Jin-choon Kim which Dr. Balcomb based his lecture on].

And in terms of our outreach to Christianity, which Mother Moon talks about a lot, it’s incredibly important to emphasize the inheritance from Jesus. Otherwise, that door, I think, is largely closed.

But Christians with their minds and hearts open, and indeed Muslims, Hindus and others, can accept Mother Moon‘s claim that she has come as the Daughter of God.

True Father and True Mother
Missions to become True Father and True Mother. Illustration: Dr. Jin-choon Kim / FFWPU

So that’s why in the lectures that we’ve covered, we’ve emphasized that Father Moon is the Lord at the second advent who inherited Jesus’s mission, but he had to accept it for himself, and it wasn’t easy.

And Mother Moon is the first Only Begotten Daughter. […] She was chosen at birth, but still she had to accept and grow through the mission by herself.

And in one of the chapters, we studied the reality that if Jesus had been able to gain the support that he needed, he would have married an Only Begotten Daughter at that time. But because he couldn’t, that woman never appeared publicly.

And instead, the Holy Spirit appeared at Pentecost. We’ll be celebrating Pentecost with Mother Moon in just two weeks’ time.

This is the course, the separate but combined course, under the guidance of the Heavenly Parent.

True Parents attempt 1
What Adam and Eve should have accomplished. Illustration: FFWPU

And this is why the Holy Wedding has become the main Holy Day in our movement. Originally, as Father Moon explained many times, if Adam and Eve hadn’t fallen, the day of their wedding would have been the day of fulfillment of all these things.

So again – I’m emphasizing this – Father Moon had to inherit the course of Jesus, and he did, and Mother Moon had to accept her responsibility – and she’s spoken about it pretty eloquently recently – in order to come to the Holy Wedding.

And Mother Moon has been very frank, as I think every woman on this call would agree with. It’s not easy for someone who’s 17 to marry someone who’s 40. Actually, in her memoirs, Mother Moon said, “Father reminded me of my grandfather.”

But it wasn’t that easy for Father Moon either, because, as he mentioned, with such a difference in age and experience, it took several years for the True Parents to find the balance. And that was something that even God couldn’t really intervene in. It was their responsibility.

Ideal of True Parents
Completion of the ideal of True Parents. Illustration: Dr. Jin-choon Kim / FFWPU

But through it and the appearance of True Parents, it became possible for the first time for salvation to be given to all humanity.

There are many ways that Dr. Kim is exploring this, but the key point is to understand that Providence is progressing and the things that Father and Mother Moon did while they were both alive on earth, and the things that Mother Moon has to do now are different.

And again, so what? The key point is not to dwell on the past, but to try to support Mother Moon as she moves forward. So […] recently, of course, we’ve been focusing on the course of Mother Moon. […]

Mother Moon points out that the prophecy of the Bride actually appears many times in the Bible, but it’s always been overlooked because over centuries of Christian interpretation, the Bride became spiritualized, perhaps to mean the church or the believers in the Last Days.

True Parents at time of Jesus, the motherly part
What should have happened at the time of Jesus. Illustration: FFWPU

Christianity didn’t understand this fundamental point, that Jesus was meant to really marry and become humanity’s True Father, but he could not.

Mother Moon simultaneously carries the role of the Holy Spirit. After all, the Holy Spirit came to substitute for the True Mother who would have appeared at the first coming of the Messiah [at the time of Jesus].

There are lots of quotes about the nature of the Holy Spirit:

For the kingdom of God is a matter of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17)

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth (John 16:13)

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. (Gal 5:22)

The Spirit helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us (Rom 8:26)

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. (Rom 8:16)

Anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. (Matt 12:32)

And when I read it, I realize this is really exactly what Mother Moon does. She comforts, she guides us into new truth. She always emphasizes the importance of kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and tries to help us when we’re weak.

So, thanks to Mother Moon!

See part 1, part 2

Featured image above: Mother Moon, Hak Ja Han, receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from Taiwan University of Culture in 1999. Photo: FFWPU 

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