Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Righteousness Paves the Way to My Father's Kingdom

I demand of you a righteousness that shall exceed the righteousness of those who seek to obtain the Father’s favor by almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. If you would enter the kingdom, you must have a righteousness that consists in love, mercy, and truth — the sincere desire to do the will of my Father in heaven.

My Father whose Spiritual Presence dwells within thee is the open doorway for you unto his Infinity, his Eternity, and his Omnipresence which permeates throughout all space in creation. Everywhere is his presence and as he comes into the creation of time and space below the timeless and spaceless infinity, he is often referred to as God the Supreme. You are an individualization and personalization of this Supreme God Force and you will make this permanent as you establish thyself within his Kingdom of Sovereignty. You become a member of the brotherhood of Supremacy...the Kingdom of Supremacy ... the body of the Supreme God.

How do you enter into the Kingdom of Sovereignty? I have given you an understanding of his circuits...these are the networks and spiritual influences throughout the known creation. It is the way in which God the Father reaches into all his intelligences throughout creation and how these spiritual intelligences reach into humanity...and as a human being you are given this endowment which I have called Paradise Trinity Endowment...the network of spiritual influences which is your inheritance. And each day as you access these influences you have an approach which I have referred to as the Seven Eyes of Attainment...ancient precepts of your relationship to these spiritual influences within the Kingdom of God...how you may draw down into your personal force field and lifestream soul the divine energies of these influences, one of which is the immortal host of heaven through the invitations and decrees that I have offered to you. This is the righteous use of thy creative power and authority by using your thoughts, feelings, spoken words, and actions to deliver thyself out from the enslavement of the worldly vibratory influence that would cause your demise. With this new and enhanced approach you are equipped to bring thyself up from the limited imperfections and misqualified momentums of past accumulations of error and mistakes that still exist within your field...within your soulfield...your field of receptivity.


In the writings of the Urantia Revelation we find a few passages that will help to clarify my teachings for you from the incarnation of Jesus.

As John asked Jesus, “Master, what is the kingdom of heaven?” And Jesus answered: “The kingdom of heaven consists in these three essentials: first, recognition of the fact of the sovereignty of God; second, belief in the truth of sonship with God; and third, faith in the effectiveness of the supreme human desire to do the will of God — to be like God. And this is the good news of the gospel: that by faith every mortal may have all these essentials of salvation.” This is the way I am prescribing unto thee to become fitted to dwell in the higher octaves of pure light...to cross the bridge of eternity and to become welcomed within the brotherhood of Supremacy.

That evening while teaching in the house, for it had begun to rain, Jesus talked at great length, trying to show the twelve what they must be, not what they must do. They knew only a religion that imposed the doing of certain things as the means of attaining righteousness — salvation. But Jesus would reiterate, “In the kingdom you must be righteous in order to do the work.” Many times did he repeat, “Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” All the while was the Master explaining to his bewildered apostles that the salvation which he had come to bring to the world was to be had only by believing, by simple and sincere faith. Said Jesus: “John preached a baptism of repentance, sorrow for the old way of living. You are to proclaim the baptism of fellowship with God. Preach repentance to those who stand in need of such teaching, but to those already seeking sincere entrance to the kingdom, open the doors wide and bid them enter into the joyous fellowship of the sons of God.” But it was a difficult task to persuade these Galilean fishermen that, in the kingdom, being righteous, by faith, must precede doing righteousness in the daily life of the mortals of earth.

Another great handicap in this work of teaching the twelve was their tendency to take highly idealistic and spiritual principles of religious truth and remake them into concrete rules of personal conduct. Jesus would present to them the beautiful spirit of the soul’s attitude, but they insisted on translating such teachings into rules of personal behavior. Many times, when they did make sure to remember what the Master said, they were almost certain to forget what he did not say. But they slowly assimilated his teaching because Jesus was all that he taught. What they could not gain from his verbal instruction, they gradually acquired by living with him.

It was not apparent to the apostles that their Master was engaged in living a life of spiritual inspiration for every person of every age on every world of a far-flung universe. Notwithstanding what Jesus told them from time to time, the apostles did not grasp the idea that he was doing a work on this world but for all other worlds in his vast creation. Jesus lived his earth life on Urantia, not to set a personal example of mortal living for the men and women of this world, but rather to create a high spiritual and inspirational ideal for all mortal beings on all worlds.

This same evening Thomas asked Jesus: “Master, you say that we must become as little children before we can gain entrance to the Father’s kingdom, and yet you have warned us not to be deceived by false prophets nor to become guilty of casting our pearls before swine. Now, I am honestly puzzled. I cannot understand your teaching.” Jesus replied to Thomas: “How long shall I bear with you! Ever you insist on making literal all that I teach. When I asked you to become as little children as the price of entering the kingdom, I referred not to ease of deception, mere willingness to believe, nor to quickness to trust pleasing strangers. What I did desire that you should gather from the illustration was the child-father relationship. You are the child, and it is your Father’s kingdom you seek to enter. There is present that natural affection between every normal child and its father which insures an understanding and loving relationship, and which forever precludes all disposition to bargain for the Father’s love and mercy. And the gospel you are going forth to preach has to do with a salvation growing out of the faith-realization of this very and eternal child-father relationship.”

In the Majesty of His Love and Mercy
CM

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