John asked Michael, “Master, what is the Kingdom of Heaven?”
And Michael responded saying: “The Kingdom of His Sovereignty is comprised in these three virtues: first, ye must hold recognition of the fact of the Sovereignty of the Paradise Father; second, ye must believe in the validity and truth of thine Sonship with the One Father Principle and Infinite Divine Personality; and lastly, ye must hold that dedicated and devoted faith trust in the efficacy of the supreme human desire to do the will of the Father — to be as God Is.
And this is the glory of thine Inheritance in Him; through this Living Ideal and Everlasting Gospel: that by faith every mortal being may enter into His Eternal Embrace in order to attain the threefold initiation into His Light Eternal; to enter the Kingdom of His Sovereignty and the Living Network of His Supremacy upon the Royal Road of the Immortal Ones.
Our association and divine fellowship is dedicated to this very Precept of Paradise; to become perfected, even as the Great I AM. Our dedicated mission is to illuminate the divine highways that lead the individual personality soul unto Spiritual Sovereignty and the Living Network of Supremacy.
These are the teachings of the Order of the Spirit of Truth Holy Comforter of Michael and the Infinite Holy Spirit of the Universe Mother. Our Society is dedicated to primarily one endeavor, Spiritual Sovereignty and Divine Supremacy for the Individual Personality Soul.
These Living Teachings of the Order of Michael at our society stimulate a craving for Truth and Love of a Higher Order for humanity. Guided by the Spirit of Truth Holy Comforter and the Holy Spirit of the Mother Flame.
Our activities are a living outpost of the Network of Supremacy of the Host of Heaven.
Pure spirituality and pure religion originates in the domain of man’s character and consciousness, and is revealed in the growth of man’s spiritual insight and divine perception — that faculty of human personality which accrues as a consequence of the presence of the God-revealing Spirit of the Father in the God-hungry mortal mind.
The Great Law of the Host of Heaven is the understanding of the “I AM”. That each is an Individualization of the One Supreme God with co-creative power to set into motion vibratory influences and qualities that will continue to act in the life of the individual at his command unless offset by the Sacred Fire activities of the Host.
It is the way provided by Life to raise the activity of human beings into the next octave of Life. It is the only way by which individuals can correct the mistakes of the past and go forward free from them in the future.
It is the approach the Law of Life provides which enables the individual to give a balance back to the Universal for his misuse of Life’s energy.
… the greatest Mercy of Life to It’s creation. It is the grace which Michael teaches and by which he is quickening His aspirants unto the seamless garment of light.
This is the Eternal Embrace made possible each day by learning the daily Embracing Eternity Exercises.
All who have graduated from the rounds of the flesh have used exactly this same Divine Application to become the Perfection and Power of Life which they are now living and breathing in the octaves of pure light and life…Immortality is the Supreme Goal for each Individualization of the Supreme.
At one of the evening conferences, Andrew asked Jesus: “Master, are we to practice self-denial as John taught us, or are we to strive for the self-control of your teaching? Wherein does your teaching differ from that of John?” Jesus answered: “John indeed taught you the way of righteousness in accordance with the light and laws of his fathers, and that was the religion of self-examination and self-denial. But I come with a new message of self-forgetfulness and self-control. I show to you the way of life as revealed to me by my Father in heaven.
“Verily, verily, I say to you, he who rules his own self is greater than he who captures a city. Self-mastery is the measure of man’s moral nature and the indicator of his spiritual development. In the old order you fasted and prayed; as the new creature of the rebirth of the spirit, you are taught to believe and rejoice. In the Father’s kingdom you are to become new creatures; old things are to pass away; behold I show you how all things are to become new. And by your love for one another you are to convince the world that you have passed from bondage to liberty, from death into life everlasting.
“By the old way you seek to suppress, obey, and conform to the rules of living; by the new way you are first transformed by the Spirit of Truth and thereby strengthened in your inner soul by the constant spiritual renewing of your mind, and so are you endowed with the power of the certain and joyous performance of the gracious, acceptable, and perfect will of God. Forget not — it is your personal faith in the exceedingly great and precious promises of God that ensures your becoming partakers of the divine nature. Thus by your faith and the spirit’s transformation, you become in reality the temples of God, and his spirit actually dwells within you. If, then, the spirit dwells within you, you are no longer bondslaves of the flesh but free and liberated sons of the spirit. The new law of the spirit endows you with the liberty of self-mastery in place of the old law of the fear of self-bondage and the slavery of self-denial.
“Many times, when you have done evil, you have thought to charge up your acts to the influence of the evil one when in reality you have but been led astray by your own natural tendencies. Did not the Prophet Jeremiah long ago tell you that the human heart is deceitful above all things and sometimes even desperately wicked? How easy for you to become self-deceived and thereby fall into foolish fears, divers lusts, enslaving pleasures, malice, envy, and even vengeful hatred!
“Salvation is by the regeneration of the spirit and not by the self-righteous deeds of the flesh. You are justified by faith and fellowshipped by grace, not by fear and the self-denial of the flesh, albeit the Father’s children who have been born of the spirit are ever and always masters of the self and all that pertains to the desires of the flesh. When you know that you are saved by faith, you have real peace with God. And all who follow in the way of this heavenly peace are destined to be sanctified to the eternal service of the ever-advancing sons of the eternal God. Henceforth, it is not a duty but rather your exalted privilege to cleanse yourselves from all evils of mind and body while you seek for perfection in the love of God.
“Your sonship is grounded in faith, and you are to remain unmoved by fear. Your joy is born of trust in the divine word, and you shall not therefore be led to doubt the reality of the Father’s love and mercy. It is the very goodness of God that leads men into true and genuine repentance. Your secret of the mastery of self is bound up with your faith in the indwelling spirit, which ever works by love. Even this saving faith you have not of yourselves; it also is the gift of God. And if you are the children of this living faith, you are no longer the bond slaves of self but rather the triumphant masters of yourselves, the liberated sons of God.
“If, then, my children, you are born of the spirit, you are forever delivered from the self-conscious bondage of a life of self-denial and watchcare over the desires of the flesh, and you are translated into the joyous kingdom of the spirit, whence you spontaneously show forth the fruits of the spirit in your daily lives; and the fruits of the spirit are the essence of the highest type of enjoyable and ennobling self-control, even the heights of terrestrial mortal attainment — true self-mastery.”
The Urantia Papers