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Was Lord Jesus Destined for Death or Marriage?


My Second Peace Message for 2020:

Entitled: Was Lord Jesus’ Destined for Death or Marriage?

By: Amb Rev Gerald B. Coleman

Co-Founder True Love Family Foundation for Peace & Development in Africa, Vice Chairman of Universal Peace Federation, Head of Region 2 Cheon Il Guk History Committee.

Delivered via Social Media: January 3, 2020

1 Introduction:

Today many Christians believe Lord Jesus’ only purpose for being born as the Messiah and savior of humankind was to die for the sins of believers. This is the common teaching of Institutional Christianity and is referred to in John 1:17 as Heaven’s grace to humankind:

John_1:17 “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”.

But was “the grace” His destiny to Marry (as in Mt 22:1-14), or His destiny to die and bear our sins as in Isaiah 53? That is the question of discussion. Christianity believes his destiny was to die for our sins. So Christian churches worldwide focus on this key ministry, whether in their school, hospitals or charity institutions. None have considered the ministry of the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb” as prophesied in Rev 19:7, except for Rev Dr & Mrs Sun Myung Moon. In this article I wish to share an alternative view of Lord Jesus’ mission as the Messiah of Love not Death.

This new view is part of a revelation from heaven called the Divine Principle. I believe this book is what Heavenly Parents as “the ONE’ (in Rev 4:2) gave to Rev Dr Sun Myung Moon through Lord Jesus Christ during the period of 1936 to 1954 as narrated in Rev 5:1-12 below:

“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat[1] on the throne (the ONE of Rev 4:2) a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals (the seven seal scroll [1.1]). And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof[2]. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals (note, the seals are opened in Rev 6) thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation[3]; …”

Through the application of the Original Divine Principle Father Moon was able to fulfill Adam’s original responsibility for the first time in human history culminating in the establishment of God’s Kingship on Earth in 2001 AD as prophesied in Rev 5:10:

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth”. Rev 5:10

Lord Jesus was not able to do this during His short life span due to the faithlessness of those around Him, thus he left the prophesy of his second coming! After much suffering and bloodshed, Lord Moon is prophesied in Rev 5: 11,12 below, to receive full power and authority on Earth as the victorious Lamb of God completing the unfulfilled Mission of Lord Jesus Christ:

“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing”. Rev 5:11,12

This is the inner meaning of the second coming of Christ and the unfulfilled mission of Lord Jesus as the messiah. Let us now begin our journey regarding the core mystery mission of the messiah. Please take a moment and read Chapter three of the Divine Principle for an indebted understanding.

2. The Core Mystery Mission of the Messiah:

According to the Divine Principle the core mystery mission of the Messiah as the anointed Savior from God is to liberate humankind from spiritual ignorance, which resulted from the spiritual fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and thus awaken us all to fulfill our collective responsibility as True Children of God and Blessed Peacemakers. This state of ignorance and confusion resulted from Adam and Eve eating of the forbidden fruit of knowledge. By doing so they were exposed to knowledge of Good and Evil prematurely. It killed Adam and Eve spiritually not physically, resulting in all human beings being born with a death spirit[4]! Had they preserved their filial piety towards God their Heavenly Parents, Adam and Eve would have been properly educated and raised in the Garden of Eden to be perfect (Fruitful) as God in Heaven was Perfect (Mt 5:48). In this way no one would have been able to separate humankind from the Will of GOD and we would not have died spiritually or be in need of a messiah to save us!

So, the core mystery mission of the Messiah is to be a New Adam and Eve or tabernacle of God on Earth. He (or they) comes representing the invisible “God the Father” (God the Mother) in the Flesh. They come as the only begotten son and daughter of God [5] meant to incarnate Heavenly Parents in the flesh as the True Parents of Heave, Earth and Humankind! This is the essential wisdom (mystery mission) taught by the Divine Principle and validated in the bible as follows:

1. Co_15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

2. john_3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

3. john_10:30 I and my Father are one.

4. 1Jn_5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Next let us elaborate on the depth of this mystery mission.

3. The Historical Mission of the Messiah as True Parents, True Teacher and True Owner.

In this section I wish to introduce the role of religion and Heaven’s quest to send the Messiah to earth as our True Parents, True Teacher and the True Owner of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.

After the fall of Adam and Eve Satan took control of the Earth through their family. Heaven worked from behind using religions [6] over the ages to prepare a foundation in human society for the Messiah. The Messiah comes as a Bridegroom with the root of God’s Lineage to replant the heavenly bloodline on earth. For this he needs a Bride. The Messiah without a Bride can do nothing but what Lord Jesus did…Die for our sins! So, it should be clear that the Messiah most come as a True Parent. They also come as True Teachers, or the WORD of GOD made flesh, to show us by example the ideal of human perfection through the family. Finally, they come as the True Owners from heaven to reclaim God’s Ownership of Heaven, Earth and Humankind by building the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (Rev 21:1-5). This is the expected legacy of the Lord’s Prayer in Mt 6:9-10. By these three methodologies of human development via family empowerment, spiritual, moral and ethical education, and Kingdom building the messiah restores the gateway to Heaven on Earth as stated in Rev 22:14. Evidence of this threefold mystery mission is found in Isaiah 9:6-7:

For unto us a child (Male) is born, unto us a son (Son of God) is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor (teacher, peace Ambassadors, advocator), The mighty God (tabernacle of God on Earth and the base of Heavenly Sovereignty) , The everlasting Father (implying marriage and a Bride), The Prince of Peace( representing Heavenly Father as Peace Ambassador). Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment (keep out Satan & evil) and with justice (preserve harmony and balance) from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9: 6-7

From this single bible verse God expressed the final and total mystery mission of the Messiah, quite similar to the original mission given Adam and Eve in Gen 1:28.The Messiah comes to fulfill what Adam and Eve did not do. He comes to be Fruitful by manifesting the perfection of God in the flesh both as male and female. Next He/They come to Multiple in Marriage and as "One Flesh" prepare the foundation for God’s blood lineage to be restored on Earth and thus fill the earth and subdue it. Third They come to take Dominion by reclaim God’s Ownership of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. Once these three things are done on Earth by an Anointed Man and Woman of God, the Mission of the Messiah is completed.

Through this article allow me to pronounce that Rev Dr & Mrs Sun Myung Moon are the first living couple on earth to have victoriously overcome all of Satan's attacks even Death and managed to fulfilled this mystery mission of the Messiah. While the global news only referred to them as "self proclaimed Messiahs", we who have followed their life work relative to Godism refer to them as "the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind" or "the King and Queen of Peace". They are the True Parents of the undisputed victors of Christianity. The True Love Family Foundation stands as a Witness to this fact!

Allow me to next express my personal view as to why Christianity still focuses only on the Cross as the source of salvation for Humankind.

4 The Cross as the Christian View of Lord Jesus’ Mission as the Messiah:

So why do Christians only focus on the Cross of Jesus as the predestined mission of His coming to earth? Why don’t they acknowledge the importance of His Marriage as stated in Mt 22:1-14? My personal answer is simply…Ignorance! They do not know any better. While Lord Jesus mentioned the importance of His marriage for building God’s Kingdom on Earth in Mt 22:1-14, the Christian Churches have become institutionalized and thus divided into diverse denominations with their common focus being only the Cross. Over the years they have stuck to spiritual salvation via the cross because this is a clear truth of the bible. All other truths are in parables and thus require interpretation. It is only through the Divine Principle and the coming of True Parents that we can now understand the concept of physical salvation via the Holy Marriage Blessing of Christ without interpretation.

In John 16:1-16 Lord Jesus spoke to His disciples and followers of why He had to return to God without marrying:

“These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth (via the Lord of the Second Coming) , is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me (Father Moon gave glory to Lord Jesus all the time): for he shall receive of mine (Father Moon’s mission was given by Lord Jesus Christ), and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father...“ John 16:1-16

Jesus words to His disciples were very clear. He was leaving via “the Cross” because of the faithlessness of the Chosen people (John 16:9). This was the key SIN of humankind that caused Lord Jesus bear the cross. Our inability to recognize our Heavenly Parents in their chosen earthy form was a grieve SIN, so out of love, the Lord bore our sin. But His back up plan was to send his replacement the Lord of the Second Coming as the Comforter. From the above verses it should be clear to any faithful Christian that Rev Dr Sun Myung Moon was the 2nd Coming of Christ, the Comforter. He named His church “Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity” to state clearly his main objective. He came as the WORD OF GOD (Divine Principle) MADE FLESH to fulfill the following three objectives:

1. To reprove the world of sin, since the first Israel rejected Lord Jesus.

2. He came to Judge Satan and reveal the Original Sin as “illicit sexual intercourse”. This was the very first crime against humankind and is the root of all human conflicts. It was also the only way we could be liberated from Satan’s earthy dominion of Evil. Satan took dominion over humankind via an illicit sexual act, so naturally the Messiah as God’s chosen champion most restore heaven’s dominion on earth via the Holy Marriage Blessing of the Lamb of God! Over the course of the New Testament Age history Satan completely invaded Christianity as God’s champions on earth, allowing them to exist simply because they were either ignorant of his secret power or helpless to overcome his temptation of free sex! But with the coming of Rev Moon the original sin was exposed publicly via the Divine Principle. So, Satan could no longer hide in the light!

3. Finally, Father & Mother Moon came to restore righteousness on Earth through the establishment of God’s Kingdom. Because Lord Jesus knew He could not return physically (John 16:10) he choice Father Moon as His Second Coming!

Before concluding this article with my presentation on Marriage of the Lamb, allow me to discuss the key weapon of choice for the Messiah as He battles Satan in the End of Times.

5. The Power of the Spoken Word of the Lord:

“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer ( the End of Times): But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets… And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. ” Rev 10:1-7,11

From Revelation 10 we come to understand the weapon of choice for the Lord of the Second Coming. It is the direct spoken words of God. For the first time in Human history Heavenly Parents will have a mouthpiece through the Lord of the Second Coming on Earth. Thus Rev 21:1-5 talks about God being on earth with man via His Tabernacle. But did Lord Jesus not speak the direct spoken words of God while He was on Earth? Of course, He did… but in parables:

“And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you (His direct disciples) to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. “ Mt 13:10-15

Out of spiritual ignorance the people of Israel failed to recognize their promise Messiah, so Satan took the opportunity to Kill Lord Jesus through their ignorance. In John 16 prior to His death Lord Jesus planted the seeds of wisdom in the hearts and minds of His key disciples. Though they failed to bear fruit while he was alive with them, many woke up after His death, preparing the foundation to guide future Christians via the New Testament Age Gospel. Concerning His Second Coming Lord Jesus said the following in John 16:25:

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.”

So here we see clearly the pronouncement of the weapon of choice for the Lord of the Second Coming, His call card will be: “the plain truth of God, no parables, no mysteries…. Thus the bible described Him as the man on the white horse with a sword from his mouth (Rev 19:11-16):

“And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean (the 144,000 white robe Saints). And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword (His tongue releases the Words of God as Fire), that with it he should smite the nations( His weapon of choice is TRUTH): and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”