The Vision: Ocean of Blood
Holy Marriage Blessings: mass-weddings
The Marriage of the Lamb
(this is a sample chapter in my new book,"Chosen-A chosen Generation for a Chosen New Messianic Era" in editing process)
One of the greatest miracle work Rev. Moon had done in our time is the Holy Marriage Blessing. It is by far the greatest work ever done in the history of mankind for which no prophet, Pope or president had done in the past. It is the Holy Marriage Blessing, known otherwise as Mass-wedding blessing. To understand its significance one need to look at prophesies told in the Bible about the Marriage of the Lamb in the Last Days, found in Revelation 19:6-7 and mentioned Jesus’ parable of the ten virgins in Matthews 22:1-14. If one is looking for miracles, I believe no miracle can surpass Rev. Moon Mass-weddings. In November 29, 1997, The Reverend and Mrs, Hak Ja Han Moon, known to the Unificationists as the “True Parents”, conducted the 3.6 Million Couple Holy Marriage Blessing at Washington, D.C.’s Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium. This was the first major Blessing in the United States since 1982 and was an exponential leap beyond the Holy Blessing of 360,000 Couples at Seoul Olympic Stadium in 1995. The Washington Post set attendance at 40,000, CNN at 45,000 and the Associated Press at 56,000. Other couples took part by “satellite Blessing” at locations throughout the world. Speaking of Miracles, Sun Myung Moon blessed in marriage 3.6 million couples in ONE DAY! This is more like Jesus feeding five thousand people with five loafs of bread (Matthew 14:13-21) As Jesus said, if you don’t believe in me, believe in the works that I do for God. And so it is with Rev. Moon, if one doubt him, believe in the works he has done for God. Sun Myung Moon FFWPU Movement (Family Federation for World Peace and Unification) has grown to becoming a "nation" within nations! detachable wedding dresses
The Bible tells us that at the Second Coming, Jesus Christ is going to be married. Who is the Bride? When does the marriage supper of the Lamb take place? The Book of Revelation contains an intriguing vision in which the Apostle John heard a great multitude say, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself bready” (Revelation 19:6-7)
The Passage explains how the Bride will be dressed: “And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for fine linen is the righteous acts of saints” This short passage concludes with an instruction to John to “write: “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (verse 9) The key to identifying the Bride is found in her clothing—“fine linen” which I believe represents her purity and sinless status. As pointed out in Revelation 22:14 which says, “Blessed are those who wash their ROBES that they might have the right to the tree of life. And may enter by the gates into the city”
Not surprising, the marriage supper of the Lamb was also one of the themes on which the Lord Jesus loved to dwell. In many of His stories or parables, He spoke of marriage suppers. For instance, in the parable of the ten virgins, He told about the preparation for the coming of the bridegroom. (In Matthew 22:1-14), He spoke of the parable of the marriage of the king's son. At this festive occasion the king sent out servants to invite people to come to the blessed event. For which he ends by saying “For many are invited but few were chosen”
However, Christians concept on the marriage supper of the Lamb is erroneous. They believe the “church is the Bride of Christ”; that after the Rapture and following the judgment seat of Christ, where the members of the church will be rewarded for their faithful service (See 1 Cor. 3:10-15); 2 Cor. 5:10). A marriage will take place. The church, "the bride of Christ" and the Lord Jesus Christ will be officially married in heaven. While the earth is suffering through the last throes of the Tribulation, the church will enjoy a heavenly wedding. And then a feast! But this is not the correct meaning of the marriage of the Lamb.
As we can imagine, The Marriage Supper of the Lamb is a magnificent future occasion. Devout believers down through time have wondered about it. It is alluded to in the Hebrew prophetic poetry. And as is clearly outlined in Revelation chapter 19, that at the Last Days, a future point in holy history the Elect will be gathered out of this present era of space and time. There they will be ushered into an experience they have never had before. It will be a love feast with their Messiah. This will be a glorious consummation of this age. It is beyond the power of words to describe. The scriptures clearly indicate that our entry way into this climactic love feast will come at the consummation, that is the very close of this present age. This marriage supper of the lamb is no other than the blessing of Rev. and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon in 1960. More on this in upcoming chapter.
The climax of this age will see the saints, (Unificationists) come under intense persecution. They will bring the final witness before men and angels on behalf of the holy Bridegroom and bride they love. The end-time drama is very much a love story, - an epic saga of love and persecution. This particular age is no other than 20th century “Baby Boomers” of the sixties!
Surely this awesome future deliverance will be the occasion for a grand party. As in Rev. Moon mass-weddings, the Messiah will invite all who have been prepared to partake of the Holy marriage blessing and receive the Holy Wine, which I believe will give them Rebirth and Resurrection. It will be a grand celebration of which all the victory feasts and toasts of previous times have been just a foretaste. As for the Parable of the ten virgins found in Matthew 22:1-14 let us read the Parable of the Wedding Banquet and what message can we learn from it.
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
Matthew 22:1-14, Jesus spoke to a large gathering in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.
But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
From my understanding of this parable, I believe, it is a warning to Christians at the Last Days to not to take God in vein, worshipping Him by mouth but not by faith and actions. And like in the parable of the vineyard, they would be thrown out of God’s kingdom, just as the Israelite in Jesus days were destroyed for their lake of faith in disbelieving in Jesus. Having said this, it gives me no greater please than to present you a brief history on Rev. and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon’ Blessing Ministry and how I participated in the Marriage Blessing.
The Vision: Ocean of Blood
During the Holy Wine Ceremony at my mass wedding in Korea (There were 1,275 couples), all the candidates stood in pairs facing each other in meditative prayer and observing the ceremony. The Rev. and Mrs. Moon (known to Unificationists as true parents) offered a prayer. The holy wine had been prepared and put in cups on trays that were placed on the long altar, which was on the stage. Off stage, 30 elder representative couples were assigned to distribute the wine. Each couple had a row of approximately 120 couples, which stretched from the stage to the end of the room. My wife and I were about 20 couples towards the back.
The True Parents dressed in white gowns that were decorated with gold embroidery and had crowns on their heads. They handed trays to the representative couples, who were also dressed in white gowns and wore white gloves.
As the distribution of the holy wine began, I began to meditate, and pray: “Heavenly Father, please allow the holy wine to enter into every cell of my body, into every cell of my blood, and into every cell of my soul.” Suddenly, I transcended into a higher state of consciousness and had a powerful vision:
As the Rev. and Mrs. Moon began to pass out the holy wine trays, I saw thick blood pouring out of the True Father (Father Moon) and dripping down to the stage. The platform was covered with blood almost 2 inches high, and the blood started to cascade off the stage towards us as we stood in silent meditation. As the blood flowed towards us, it began to get thinner and flow even faster. With a sudden rush, it felt like we were being washed away by a huge tidal wave, and the room turned into an ocean of blood!
Astonished by what I had just envisioned, I opened my eyes. The couple who was passing the holy wine was right next to us. I was amazed. The vision was still fresh in my mind when I received the holy wine with my wife! (See center photos).
This vision confirmed Moon’s teachings about the importance of rebirth and changing of blood lineage. In the Unification Church, this can only be done through the blessing of the marriage ceremony and the partaking of the holy wine. Members of other faiths are also invited to participate. All they need to do is to have faith in God and keep the four points of the pledge: (1) Husband and wife should not commit adultery; (2) They should never divorce; (3) Parents must teach their children abstinence before marriage; and (4) The family should support world peace.