I. Prelude: Title: Let Us All Awaken to the Voice of our True Parents On Earth and in Heaven Author: Amb Rev Gerald B. Coleman, pen name "God's Boy Child", and Black Jesus of JC Clan in Liberty In Africa.
Fig 1: The Historic Development of Religion Centered on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Adam II. Abstract: It is time for us Liberia to wake up and unite as "One people under God, indivisible with liberty and Justice for all". Is this not our National Pledge of Allegiance? How is it today after 175 years of independence as people of Color we stand divided, not as One People under God but divided as One People under the Dominion of Evil (D.O.E.)? Where did we go wrong? More importantly, how can we reconcile our mistakes and finally become the Nation of Destiny Heavenly Parents and Lord Jesus wish us to be? As we celebrate our 59th National Unification Day let us reflect together. My message today as we celebrate this historic Unification Day 2023 is meant to help us realign with our national destiny and thus fulfill our national responsibility as the originally chosen city of Christopolis here in "Liberty In Africa"... Liber-i-a. We each need to awaken from the sleep of darkness and ignorance, to become the original chosen "City of God" ( a lone star city of light and truth) here in Africa. Let us celebrate our Bicentennial in dignity and Honor, not as a Failed Nation-State but as a City in The New Jerusalem (Cheon-Il-guk) in Heavenly Africa. It is our cherished hope as members of the True Love Family Circle here in Liberia that this year will be the year of Spiritual Awakening and Transition for all True Liberians. We propose the theme of this year's activities for all people of faith in God Nationwide (Traditional Elders, Islamic Elders, and Christian Elders alike), should be as follows: "Let us Awaken to the voice of our True Parents on Earth and in Heaven."
Key Words: Christopolis, Liberty in Africa, True Parents, Heavenly Parents, Unification Day III. NTA HDH Reading: "Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. " Mt 5:19
IV. Our Reflection On Liberia's 59th Celebration of National Unification Day : 4.0 Introduction:
4.0.0 Since our theme is to awaken to the voice of our True Parents, we chose this bible verse to emphasize the importance of the Parent-Child relationship between God and Man, relative to the WORDS of GOD. Until God, who is our Heavenly True Parents, manifests themselves in the flesh we are expected to listen and obey their WORDS provided through the progressive Revelations of the prophets of history. See fig-1 for an overview of the Heavenly Parent's progressive revelations since the Fall of the 1st Adam and Eve. This is all in keeping with the prophecies of John 1:1-5,14, where we are told that the Word was God and the WORD was made flesh finally through Lord Jesus Christ. Clearly, while Lord Jesus Christ was the only Begotten Son of God history shows that the people of Israel did not recognize his value. 4.0.1 From our bible quote today we are told that the children of God will be differentiated in the Kingdom of God by their obedience or disobedience to the historic WORDS of GOD. Of course, we are also told indirectly that Lord Jesus Christ was the first fleshly manifestation of the WORD. Later in part two, we will explain the consequence of humankind’s rejection of Christ at his 1st Coming. 4.0.2 We are told that in the Kingdom of God on Earth and in Heaven those who have been obedient to the WORD will be known as GREAT in the KINGDOM OF GOD, while those who have repeatedly, with impunity, been disobedient to God's WORD (like the prodigal Son) are going to be least in the Kingdom of God! So, what do you LIBERIA, think our destiny will be in God’s New Jerusalem (Cheon-Il-Guk) Kingdom? Will we be known as Great People of God or will we be known as traitors and children of the devil? Well, if we do not wake up now and reconcile our difference as one people under God, then clearly, we will most likely be the lease in the Kingdom of God. But considering the faith of John the Baptist who Lord Jesus proclaimed the following about:
“Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist, yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Mt 11:11
4.1 My Own Awakening and Meeting of Lord Jesus in His Second Coming as Lord Sun Myung Moon (written directly by Amb Rev Coleman, pen name Black Jesus of Christopolis):
4.1.0 We now need to understand why a man as great as John the Baptist (born on earth of woman) was classified by Lord Jesus as less than the least in the Kingdom of God. What did he do to deserve such a judgment from the Lord? Was he not a hero in the sight of heaven? Did he not fulfill his mission to make straight the way of the Lord? Let’s review the Lord’s word in Mt 11:12 for a hint of John’s error.
“ From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,[a] and violent people have been raiding it. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Mt 11:12-15
4.1.2 Clearly from this bible verse we learn that John’s mistake prophesied violence and destruction for the nation of Israel, quite like our situation in Liberia today.
4.1.3 Who would have thought our little peaceful nation would have turned into a killing field with men and women of violence taking it by force exactly on the hundredth and thirty-third (133) anniversary of our national independence as happened in 1980? Liberia was a nation built on Christian Principles from the reading of our 1st Constitution. Yet 33 years after our first centennial (100 years of our history from 1947 to 1947) Samuel K. Doe of the Indigenous Krahn Ethnic Tribal Group rose up exactly on April 12, 1980, during Easter season only to kill our then Head-of-State, William V.S. Tubman who by the way was the head of the Baptist World Alliance at the time. So basically Doe like Herod, killed John the Baptist. But this time not only did John lose his head, all Liberian lost their Head-of-State.
4.1.4 Was this not symbolic of Liberia as a John the Baptist Nation for Africa, losing its Head-of-State due to its rejection of Rev Dr. Sun Myung Moon as the Lord of the 2nd Coming? The writer of this article Amb Rev Gerald B. Coleman researched this unique parallel of history that took place here in Liberia after his return to Liberia on June 23, 1980. On March 23, 1980, Amb Rev Coleman was called by Lord Jesus Christ to join the Unification Church of Rev Dr Moon. After being trained as a Foreign Missionary he was sent back to Liberia in June of 1980. In his autobiography, he mentions how his Aunt, Rev Geneve Garnett prophesied his being called by Christ in March of 1980. Even his role as a member of Liberia’s TRC was ordained by heaven. He has preached throughout Liberia about the Lord of the Second Coming from 1980 to 2013. During these 33 years he speaks about having Blessing over 12,000 Liberian Couples into the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification but yet today May 15, 2023, less than 100 of these couples are awakened to the truth that Rev Dr Sun Myung Moon and Dr Hak-ja Han Moon are the True Parents of Heaven Earth and Humankind. So, through this article, he again wants to ask the question “What happened, Liberia? Why are we still Asleep allowing Satan the Devil to rule over us? Why did we allow Men and Women of violence to overrule the directives of the TRC Report? Have we not had enough of Satan’s Rule via the Culture of Corruption Impunity to the Rule of Law and Selfishness (CCIMS)? This situation reminds us of the words of the Lord Jesus Christ to the people of Israel.
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 17 “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” 20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed because they did not repent.” Mt 11: 17-20
For this same reason, Satan took Dominion over our nation in Easter of 1980.
4.2 Satan’s Key to Our City Came Through Men and Women of Violence:
4.2.0 On April 12, 1980, history repeated itself symbolically here in Liberia as CAIN (represented by Doe) killed ABEL (represented by Tolbert) again. As mentioned in 4.1.3 above President Tolbert was our John the Baptist Head of State. When Doe killed him, it symbolized Liberia as the oldest independent nation-state in Africa, built on Christian Principles, losing its head-of-state and thus dying as a Sovereign Nation. Naturally, the death of Tolbert as the Head of the World Baptist Alliance and our Head of State exactly 33 years after our 100th Anniversary (1847 to 1947) was a victory for Satan. It was exactly what Lord Jesus meant when he said in Mt 11:12 “The kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,[a] and violent people have been raiding it”. Our history from 1980 until today 2023 (43 years exactly) has been marked by violent people raiding it, in the midst of Churches and Mosques being packed with faithful believers. Has no one else wondered why heaven seems to have abandoned us to Satan’s Dominion of Evil?
4.3 We need to Repent and Awaken to the Voice of the Lamb in our Mist:
4.3.0 The answer is simple, Liberian first abandon heaven through faithlessness to the WORDS of GOD. We are Spiritual by words not by deeds. We have become a CCIMS (meaning a “Culture of Corruption Impunity to the Rule of Law and Selfishness”) infested nation. Let’s use John the Baptist’s life as an example to understand what we mean by WORDS not DEEDS of spirituality. Returning to 4.1.2 above we learned how “John’s mistake prophesied violence and destruction for the nation of Israel”. Remember John the Baptist was the last prophet sent to directly minister to Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh. Why should he have lost his head in such a brutal way? His mission was very special and honorable. He of all the prophets was blessed to be the forerunner to Christ (Lk 7:26,27), meaning he was to be a direct ancestor to Christ. He was to prophesy, meet, and attend the Lord in his lifetime. Liberia, We now have this same potential destiny if only we all woke up and learned to listen to the voice of our True Parents on Earth today.
4.3.1 There is no greater honor than to be alive during the period of Christ’s ministry on earth in the flesh. Thus, Lord Jesus referred to John as “the greatest of all those born of women”. All the other prophets did not have that honor, they just prophesied about someone they would never see, let alone be able to attend as members of his family.
4.3.2 So, it seems John’s greatest mistake was that he didn’t realize the value of Lord Jesus as “the Only Begotten Son of God” and the blessing of them being relatives. To aid John at that moment Heavenly Father personally spoke to John “This is my Son with who I am well pleased, listen to him” (Mt 17:5). So, while caught up in the Spirit John did testify to Jesus as "the Lamb of God who is meant to take away all sins" (Jn 1:29), but in his heart he never attended Jesus. It appears he was offended to realize that his own cousin was the anointed Christ for whom he had dedicated his whole to God to announce. It is this same resentment that Lord Jesus spook about when he said: “Blessed is he who takes no offense in me” (Mt 11:6.) For after abandoning Jesus at the Baptism, John turned to Jesus only upon his imminent death at the hands of Herod. Only then did he send his disciples to ask Jesus “Are you the One or should I wait for another” (Lk 7:20). How painful it must have been for the Lord to hear these words from his own cousin John the Baptist, the very one born with the mission to make straight the way of the Lord (Lk 1:15-17). We in Liberia today same to have this same future. With all the preaching about True Parents on Earth today we have not shown serious repentance. Even today as we celebrate the 59th National Unification Day it is in WORD only not DEEDS. We are still divided as one people under God and have abandoned the idea of truth and Reconciliation for retributive justice. To what can we compare this generation?
4.4.0 Our Current Culture of Corruption Impunity to the Heavenly Rules of Love and Life Gauged as Selfishness points to Our Destiny as Least in the Kingdom of God: Wake Up Liberia:
4.4.1 In Mt 11:11 we were told that the one that is the least in the Kingdom of God is one who repeatedly “breaks the Commandments of God and teaches others to do the same” (“…break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so”). Is this not our Culture of Corruption and Impunity to the Rule of Heaven? In modern-day terms, we would refer to such a person as unrighteous, lawless, or simply a criminal. We are technically a rogue state from heaven’s viewpoint as are most states on Planet Earth. In part two of this peace message we shall discuss possible means of reconciliation with our past and the possible pathways back to Heaven on Planet Earth.
 Just as Satan nailed Lord Jesus on the Cross on his 33rd birth anniversary due to the failure of the nation of Israel to recognize and protect their promised savior and Messiah (Is 9: 2,6-8), Liberia was nailed to the Cross of Satan’s Dominion of Evil for the past 44 years due to our failure to recognize and Protect our promised savior and Messiah the True Parents of Heaven Earth and Humankind.  In the bible, we are told of the special relationship between Lord Jesus and John (Lk 1:15-17). They were related by blood through Elizabeth and Mary who were Cousins (Lk 1:36). But the mystery has to do with the sperm cell used by God. We are told both babies were conceived in the house of Zacharias the High Praise of God (Lk 1:39-40). We were also told both children were born under the grace of the Holy Ghost (Lk 1: 12-17) most probably with the seed of God’s chosen High Priest Zacharias. Note how because of his faithlessness towards the messenger Gabriel, Zacharias was made speechless for over a year (Lk 1:20) to protect the integrity of this mysterious event. Later, we are told of Mary being blessed amongst women to bear the Child Jesus (Lk 1:31-33). She too complained in Lk 1:34 of how this was impossible since she knew not a man (Virgin Mary idea). But the Angel assured her not to worry as this would happen through the same power of the Holy Ghost Spirit of God as John (Lk 1: 36). Upon hearing this Mary humbled herself to God’s will and immediately went to Zacharias' house (Lk 1:38,40) and saluted Elizabeth. Upon leaving Zacharias's house 3 months later Mary was pregnant with Lord Jesus (Lk 1:56). So you can decide what really happen, miraculous virgin birth or the Will of God through the overshadowing Power of the Holy Ghost?  Remember the old testament words God gave to Cain before Cain killed his brother Abel Gen 4:6-7. Even from that time our Heavenly Parents have tried to speak to us via our conscience to follow the way of righteousness and goodness. I am sure before the coup of 1980 God spoke to Cain again.