Paul Richard Wilcox
Country Director of Both Koreas,
Northeast Asia Policy Division,
U.S. Pacific Command
The earth that was perfect in the beginning is out of balance as the sinners occupy the earth. In order to find the true balance, we should listen to what God Elohim tells, read the Bible, and believe it. Then, we can achieve the goal that Father and Mother has given us—the salvation of our souls.
The earth is in imbalance
God is perfect. So the earth created by God was perfect. However, when we look at that earth created over 4 billion years ago and then we look at the earth today, what has happened? We have war, tsunamis, earthquakes, tornados, global warming, and so on—the earth is a mess.
It is certainly what we’ve called out of balance. Although it was created in perfect balance, we, the sinners who occupy the earth have changed the earth. We came here full of sin. We’re the ones who have caused the imbalance. The imbalance of the earth is good, because it gives me a job. I strive to correct the imbalance that we made.
Man’s way to achieve balance
In the Department of Defense where I work, we come up with the organization, the procedures, the method through which we can achieve the balance which we seek. We set up a goal, and then we have strategy, and then we have policy.
Let’s think about North East Asia where I work, we have a national goal of peace. To support that, we have a plan for regional security. In theory, regional security, regional stability, brings about peace.
So we engage in all levels from action officers to the President. I also arrange for the youngest, the one stripe airman, private, and navy sailor. We also require a defense treaty. Mutual defense treaty states that we are not only partners but we’re alliance partners. So we, U.S. and Korea, have an alliance together. If South Korea is attacked by an outside force, the United States will come and with South Korea, a coalition, fight against the aggressors to reestablish the peace.
But that’s hard to do. What I do for a living is to negotiate and coordinate for all those to take place.
God’s strategy and policy to achieve balance
God created an earth that was perfectly balanced, and God knew that we were sinners, and God then provided us a way to achieve the balance.
That is to lead mankind to salvation. What’s the plan to achieve that goal? God tells us that we have to read the Bible, and we have to believe these are the words of God.
God has already given us a policy, too. The policy, that is, a course of action to achieve the strategy, begins with repenting of our sins. Then, we have to obey the laws of God. We have to follow the examples that God has given to us. Following God’s examples of sacrifice and serving, we should give praise, honor, and glory to God with everything we say and everything we do.
Believe the Bible, and know God
Once we do everything within this policy, what’s the last thing? We preach it. We find those who are looking for the truth. We preach this truth that’s been given to us. We teach that salvation is our goal. And their spiritual eyes and ears are open to the truth, and they come, streaming back to Zion. If everybody read the Bible and understood it, then why do I have a job? Because even 2,000 years ago, people didn’t read the Bible. People didn’t believe the words.
“If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”John 5:46–47
2,000 years ago, what was it that Moses wrote? That was the Scripture. Nevertheless, people didn’t read it and those who did read it didn’t fully believe it. Jesus said they did not know God.
“They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”John 15:21
Through the creation, we can know the Creator
Jesus, God in the flesh, came to this earth. But they didn’t know God. They didn’t accept Him. They didn’t know God because they didn’t read the Scripture, and they didn’t believe the words. That’s the problem that we have today. We say that God created the heavens and the earth, and we can actually see God’s work through the earth here itself. But we don’t even know it.
They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and a shadow of what it is heaven.Hebrews 8:5
Everything here on this earth that God gives us is a copy and a shadow of the reality that is in heaven. That applies to the family system as well. When it comes to a family system, we have a father, a mother, and children.
Mother, the one who brings balance to the family
What about then the spiritual family that’s in heaven?
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!Hebrews 12:9
Just as we have human fathers, we have the Father of our spirits. Jesus confirmed that the spiritual Father is “Our Father in heaven.”
“This, then, is how you should pray:‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name . . .’ ”Matthew 6:9
Just as we have physical fathers, we have the spiritual Father. There is a certain requirement for a male to be called a father. Children!
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”2 Corinthians 6:18
2 Corinthians 6:18 says there are God’s sons and daughters. Do you remember the title of my presentation? Mother is the one who brings balance. What is balance? What is the stability within the family? Can we believe that God is the single parent? I think that’s the way people say today. God is not a single parent. No, not at all! There is the Mother, and that’s in the Bible as well.
But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.Galatians 4:26
We have God the Father, we have God the Mother, and we are the children of God. When we show this verse and say, “See Jerusalem Mother. She is our Mother,” then some people say, “Well, no, that’s not true.” Those who deny that are the ones who deny the Bible.
Family is related by blood
It’s important to understand what it is that connects a family. A family is related by blood. Everything on this earth is a copy and a shadow of the reality that is in heaven. So, if here on this earth, the family unit is connected by blood, what is it that connects the spiritual family, that is, heavenly family? It’s also blood. But what kind of blood? The blood of the Passover!
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life . . .”John 6:53
But how do you eat someone’s flesh and drink his blood? It’s a question they asked at the time. It is very important to know because what’s the result? Eternal life! We all strive for that. Let’s see Matthew 26:19.
So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.Matthew 26:19
This is when they kept the Passover.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”Matthew 26:26–28
Mother, the only way to receive the promise of eternal life
So in order to receive eternal life, what do we have to do? We have to take the Passover bread and the Passover wine. This is very important because this is the blood that connects the family. In order to be the children of God, you have to partake of the Passover to drink Christ’s blood. It’s because this is the only way to connect us as a family. I was talking about Mother is who brings balance. So why is it that I go into the family, then the Passover? There is something else that we need to make sure that we know and understand about our Mother.
Now you brothers and sisters, like Isaac are children of promise.Galatians 4:28
The promise is eternal life. Jesus said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood receives eternal life.” And in the book of Galatians, it says that we are the children of promise to receive eternal life.
Therefore, brothers, we’re not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.Galatians 4:31
We are the children of the free woman. Then, who is the free woman?
But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our mother.”Galatians 4:26
The free woman is our Mother, and we are the children of promise. If we don’t recognize, admit, and follow our Mother New Jerusalem, then we cannot receive eternal life. And what’s more important about that is through our Mother we receive the promise of eternal life, which means She is the truth of the Passover. Why do we say it’s so important? What holds the heavenly family together? It’s the blood of the Passover. The truth of the Passover is indeed our Mother, New Jerusalem.
The love of Mother brings balance
My job is trying to find balance in the world. The world is unbalanced by the sinners that occupy it—us. In order to find true balance, let us listen to what God Elohim tells us. Following the strategy, let’s read the Bible—Father and Mother’s words—and believe it, so that we can achieve the goal that what Father and Mother has given us, the salvation of our souls.
The strategy is to read the words, understand those words, and believe those words; because by reading the Bible and believing the words, we come to know our God Elohim, Father and Mother. What’s most important is knowing that the love of Jerusalem Mother brings the balance that we seek in our lives; because by knowing our Elohim God the Mother, and by knowing the love that She gives to us, that love is now within our hearts. What is the greatest gift you can give but the gift of eternal life? And that comes to us from our Mother. So let’s give praise to our Father and Mother for giving us the balance which we seek.