[Teacher-Brother Dave's initial comments: For the next few years, we will publish here important inspirational quotes and my added comments of explanation. Feel free to share these quotes with your friends and relatives. This Fifth Epochal Revelation of Truth is fully in the public domain, there is no copyright]
We know that there dwells within the human mind a fragment of God, and that there sojourns with the human soul the Spirit of Truth; and we further know that these spirit forces conspire to enable material man to grasp the reality of spiritual values and to comprehend the philosophy of universe meanings. But even more certainly we know that these spirits of the Divine Presence are able to assist man in the spiritual appropriation of all truth contributory to the enhancement of the ever-progressing reality of personal religious experience -- God-consciousness.
THE UNIVERSAL FATHER
The Universal Father is the God of all creation, the First Source and Center of all things and beings. First think of God as a creator, then as a controller, and lastly as an infinite upholder. The truth about the Universal Father had begun to dawn upon mankind when the prophet said: "You, God, are alone; there is none beside you. You have created the heaven and the heaven of heavens, with all their hosts; you preserve and control them. By the Sons of God were the universes made. [Our loving and merciful Divine Creator Son of God is our universe Father-Son Jesus Christ Michael. Michael is a title of Jesus which means: "He Who is just like God"; Jesus is the full Image and full Reality of God to us in his large universe of things and beings that He made and is still making.] The Creator covers himself with light as with a garment and stretches out the heavens as a curtain." Only the concept of the Universal Father -- one God in the place of many gods--enabled mortal man to comprehend the Father as divine creator and infinite controller. [God the Paradise Father-Infinite I AM is the eternal Creator of all infinite and eternal realities, including infinite sized, higher seven spirit dimensional Paradise, the Highest Heaven.]
The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return. The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures. "God created the heavens and formed the earth; [through our Creator Son Jesus] He established the universe and created this world not in vain; He formed it to be inhabited."
The enlightened worlds all recognize and worship the Universal Father, the eternal maker and infinite upholder of all creation. The will creatures of universe upon universe have embarked upon the long, long Paradise journey, the fascinating struggle of the eternal adventure of attaining God the Father. The transcendent goal of the children of time is to find the eternal God, to comprehend the divine nature, to recognize the Universal Father. God-knowing creatures have only one supreme ambition, just one consuming desire, and that is to become, as they are in their spheres, like him as he is in his Paradise perfection of personality and in his universal sphere of righteous supremacy. From the Universal Father who inhabits eternity there has gone forth the supreme mandate, "Be you perfect, even as I AM perfect." In love and mercy the messengers of Paradise have carried this divine exhortation down through the ages and out through the universes, even to such lowly animal-origin creatures as the human races of Earth.
This magnificent and universal injunction to strive for the attainment of the perfection of divinity is the first duty, and should be the highest ambition, of all the struggling creature creation of the God of perfection. This possibility of the attainment of divine perfection is the final and certain destiny of all man's eternal spiritual progress.
Humans of Earth can hardly hope to be perfect in the infinite sense, but it is entirely possible for human beings, starting out as they do on this planet, to attain the supernal and divine goal which the infinite God has set for mortal man; and when they do achieve this destiny, they will, in all that pertains to self-realization and mind attainment, be just as replete [fully capable] in their sphere of divine perfection as God himself is in his sphere of infinity and eternity. Such perfection may not be universal in the material sense, unlimited in intellectual grasp, or final in spiritual experience, but it is final and complete in all finite aspects of divinity of will, perfection of personality motivation, and God-consciousness.
This is the true meaning of that divine command, "Be you perfect, even as I AM perfect," which ever urges mortal man onward and beckons him inward in that long and fascinating struggle for the attainment of higher and higher levels of spiritual values and true universe meanings. This sublime search for the God of universes is the supreme adventure of the inhabitants of all the worlds of time and space. [Spiritual values are love, mercy, ministry, (service) truth, beauty and goodness; we have extensively covered these here over the last 2-3 years. A link to all past Inspired Quotes is below at the end of this column.]
THE FATHER'S NAME
Of all the names by which God the Father is known throughout the universes, those which designate him as the First Source and the Universe Center are most often encountered. The First Father is known by various names in different universes and in different sectors of the same universe. The names which the creature assigns to the Creator are much dependent on the creature's concept of the Creator. The First Source and Universe Center has never revealed himself by name, only by nature. If we believe that we are the children of this Creator, it is only natural that we should eventually call him Father. But this is the name of our own choosing, and it grows out of the recognition of our personal relationship with the First Source and Center.
The Universal Father never imposes any form of arbitrary recognition, formal worship, or slavish service upon the intelligent will creatures of the universes The evolutionary inhabitants of the worlds of time and space must of themselves -- in their own hearts -- recognize, love, and voluntarily worship him. The Creator refuses to coerce or compel the submission of the spiritual free wills of his material creatures. The affectionate dedication of the human will to the doing of the Father's will is man's choicest gift to God; in fact, such a consecration of creature will constitutes man's only possible gift of true value to the Paradise Father. In God, man lives, moves, and has his being; there is nothing which man can give to God except this choosing to abide by the Father's will, and such decisions, effected by the intelligent will creatures of the universes, constitute the reality of that true worship which is so satisfying to the love-dominated nature of the Creator Father. [Always remember that God the Paradise Father-Infinite I AM is just as loving and merciful as our Perfect Creator Son Jesus Christ IS ! He is not at all more "stern or judgmental" than our Perfect Creator Jesus !! GOD IS LOVE and He is Perfect and unchanging ! (Absolute) as well as being the Infinite One Uncaused Cause of all Infinite and Eternal Realities !]
When you have once become truly God-conscious, after you really discover the majestic Creator and begin to experience the realization of the indwelling presence of the divine controller, then, in accordance with your enlightenment and in accordance with the manner and method by which the divine Sons reveal God, you will find a name for the Universal Father which will be adequately expressive of your concept of the First Great Source and Center. And so, on different worlds and in various universes, the Creator becomes known by numerous appellations, in spirit of relationship all meaning the same but, in words and symbols, each name standing for the degree, the depth, of his enthronement in the hearts of his creatures of any given realm.
Near the center of the universe of universes, the Universal Father is generally known by names which may be regarded as meaning the First Source. Farther out in the universes of space, the terms employed to designate the Universal Father more often mean the Universal Center. Still farther out in the starry creation, He is known, as on the headquarters world of your local universe, as the First Creative Source and Divine Center. In one near-by constellation God is called the Father of Universes. In another, the Infinite Upholder, and to the east, the Divine Controller. He has also been designated the Father of Lights, the Gift of Life, and the All-powerful One.
On those worlds where a Paradise Son has lived a bestowal life, [Our Creator Father-Son Jesus Christ Michael Incarnated here, 7BC to AD30, to Perfectly Reveal God to us ! He and God as One are STILL HERE as HE the Spirit of All Truth, freely and lovingly poured out upon all flesh ! Amen ! See John 16:7-16] God is generally known by some name indicative of personal relationship, tender affection, and fatherly devotion. On your constellation headquarters God is referred to as the Universal Father, and on different planets in your local system of inhabited worlds He is variously known as the Father of Fathers, the Paradise Father, the Havona Father, [one billion immense, ultimate-absolute spheres between higher infinite Paradise and the lower universe of space-time universes.] and the Spirit Father. Those who know God through the revelations of the bestowals of the Paradise Sons, eventually yield to the sentimental appeal of the touching relationship of the creature-Creator association and refer to God as "our Father."
On a planet of sex creatures, in a world where the impulses of parental emotion are inherent in the hearts of its intelligent beings, the term Father becomes a very expressive and appropriate name for the eternal God. He is best known, most universally acknowledged, on your planet, by the name God. The name He is given is of little importance; the significant thing is that you should know him and aspire to be like him. Your prophets of old truly called him "the everlasting God" and referred to him as the one who "inhabits eternity." [We only see this True God in/as Jesus ! See now Isa 9:6]
THE REALITY OF GOD
God is Primal Reality in the spirit world; God is the Source of Truth in the mind spheres; God overshadows all throughout the material realms. To all created intelligences God is a personality, [The Infinite Personality: I AM; I AM AS I AM; I AM UNIVERSAL FATHER-FORCE-SOURCE-CENTER] and to the universe of universes He is the First Source and Center of Eternal Reality. God is neither manlike nor machinelike The First Father is universal spirit, eternal truth, infinite reality, and Father Personality.
The eternal God is infinitely more than reality idealized or the universe personalized. God is not simply the supreme desire of man, the mortal quest objectified. Neither is God merely a concept, the power-potential of righteousness. The Universal Father is not a synonym for nature, neither is He natural law personified. God is a Transcendent Reality, not merely man's traditional concept of supreme values. God is not a psychological focalization of spiritual meanings, neither is He "the noblest work of man." God may be any or all of these concepts in the minds of men, but HE IS more. He is a Saving Person and a loving Father to all who enjoy spiritual peace on earth, and who crave to experience personality survival in death.
The actuality of the existence of God is demonstrated in human experience by the indwelling of the divine presence, the spirit Monitor sent from Paradise to live in the mortal mind of man and there to assist in evolving the immortal soul of eternal survival. The presence of this divine Adjuster in the human mind is disclosed by three experiential phenomena:
1. The intellectual capacity for knowing God -- God-consciousness.
2. The spiritual urge to find God -- God-seeking.
3. The personality craving to be like God -- the wholehearted desire to do the Father's will.
The existence of God can never be proved by scientific experiment or by the pure reason of logical deduction. God can be realized only in the realms of human experience; nevertheless, the true concept of the Reality of God is reasonable to logic, plausible to philosophy, essential to religion, and indispensable to any hope of personality survival.
Those who know God have experienced the fact of his Presence; such God- knowing mortals hold in their personal experience the only positive proof of the existence of the living God which one human being can offer to another. The existence of God is utterly beyond all possibility of demonstration except for the contact between the God-consciousness of the human mind and the God-presence of the Thought Adjuster that indwells the mortal intellect and is bestowed upon man as the free gift of the Universal Father.
In theory you may think of God as the Creator, and He is the Personal Creator of Paradise and the central universe of perfection, but the universes of time and space are all created and organized by the Paradise corps of the Creator Sons. [Our Perfect GODMAN JESUS !] The Universal Father is not the personal creator of your local universe; the universe in which you live is the creation of his Son Jesus Christ Michael. Though the Father does not personally create the evolutionary universes, He does control them in many of their universal relationships and in certain of their manifestations of physical, mindal, and spiritual energies. God the Father is The Personal Creator of the Paradise universe and, in association with the Eternal Son, the creator of all other Personal Universe Creators. [This Truth is also found in John ch 1 and Heb ch 1 and is fully Realized by Spirit of Truth-led humans in personal God-consciousness ever increasing !]
As a physical Controller in the material universe of universes, God as the First Source and Center functions in the patterns of the eternal Isle of Paradise, and through this absolute gravity center the eternal God exercises cosmic overcontrol of the physical level equally in the central universe and throughout the universe of universes. As Mind, God functions in the Deity of the Infinite Spirit; as Spirit, God is manifest in the Person of the Eternal Son and in the Persons of the divine children of the Eternal Son. This interrelation of the First Source and Center with the co-ordinate Persons and Absolutes of Paradise does not in the least preclude [prevent] the direct personal action of the Universal Father throughout all creation and on all levels thereof. Through the presence of his fragmentized spirit the Creator Father maintains immediate contact with his creature children and his created universes.
[Note by Teacher-Brother Dave: In our local universe, ALL the fullness and Personal Presence of God the Paradise Universal Father IS in our Master and Maker Jesus Christ Michael; He is a Coordinate Creator Son of God, revealing the Father and HimSelf to us, and is not subordinate; we are subordinate sons of God who gladly follow Jesus into the fullness of God in HimSelf and on Paradise. His Spirit upon and within us mightily confirms this to our individual souls. Amen ! Yes, some of this supernal Revelation may be new to you; please be patient, as the Truth never suffers from honest examination. Over the coming years, there will be about 1000 more pages re-published here, with my comments, to slowly and surely make this more clear to all progressing Truth lovers.]
# 176 published July 01, 2006
[Teacher-Brother Dave's initial comments: For the next few years, we will publish here important inspirational quotes and my comments. Feel free to share these quotes with your friends and relatives]
GOD IS A UNIVERSAL SPIRIT
"God is Spirit." He is a universal spiritual presence. The Universal Father is an infinite spiritual reality; He is "the sovereign, eternal, immortal, invisible, and only true God." Even though you are "the offspring of God," you ought not to think that the Father is like yourselves in form and physique because you are said to be created "in his image"--indwelt by Mystery Monitors dispatched from the central abode of his eternal presence. Spirit beings are real, notwithstanding they are invisible to human eyes; even though they have not flesh and blood. [Your potentially eternal personality, that you now have, is absolute (unchanging) and begins here as a mortal personality and also a beginning soul personality; as you ascend the many ever higher heavens, you will continue to become more spiritual and less material. The Image of God that you are ! is Spirit and not matter; God is Spirit, and so you, as his beloved son, will eventually become a perfected spirit with residence on eternal, infinite Paradise, the highest heaven and the Home of the Father-Infinite I AM.]
Said the seer of old: "Lo, He goes by me, and I see him not; He passes on also, but I perceive him not." We may constantly observe the works of God, we may be highly conscious of the material evidences of his majestic conduct, but rarely may we gaze upon the visible manifestation of his divinity, not even to behold the presence of his delegated spirit of human indwelling. [True, you may incrasingly sense the spirit of God within you; but to really see God here; we have to see God in and as Jesus Christ. He Jesus the Spirit of Truth Who is freely poured out upon all flesh on earth is the full Spirit Vision of God that you may perceive and Know in spirit, soul and mind ! SEE JESUS here and now in Spirit and you SEE GOD the Universal Father of All Reality ! The Father and the Son Jesus are fully One here. Some Day, in God's Light and Life, all normal humans will recognize the eternal Sovereignty (Rule) of Jesus as our One True Perfect Saving GODMAN fully here in Spirit.]
The Universal Father is not invisible because He is hiding himself away from the lowly creatures of materialistic handicaps and limited spiritual endowments. The situation rather is: "You cannot see my face, for no mortal can see me and live." No material man could behold the spirit God and preserve his mortal existence The glory and the spiritual brilliance [and infinity of Spirit and force-energy and more] of the Divine Personality Presence is impossible of approach by the lower groups of spirit beings or by any order of material personalities. The spiritual Luminosity of the Father's Personal Presence is a "Light which no mortal man can approach; which no material creature has seen or can see." But it is not necessary to see God with the eyes of the flesh in order to discern [see, perceive, know, realize] Him by the faith-vision of the spiritualized mind. [Using the freely Bestowed Spirit-Mind of Jesus upon you, you may now perceive and recognize the loving and merciful Father God of All Reality ! Amen ! I share this by profound, direct God-conscious spiritual experiences in and with our Good Master Jesus. Thank You our Father and our Son Who Are One in Spirit here !]
The Spirit nature of the Universal Father is shared fully with his Coexistent Self, the Eternal Son of Paradise. Both the Father and the Son in like manner share the universal and eternal Spirit fully and unreservedly with their Conjoint Personality Co-ordinate, the Infinite Spirit. God's Spirit is, in and of himself, Absolute; in the Son it is Unqualified, in the Spirit, Universal, and in and by all of them, Infinite. [Co-ordinate means EQUAL in Spirit; sub-ordinate spirits are of lower rank and lesser divinity.]
God is a universal Spirit; God is the universal Person. The supreme personal reality of the finite creation is Spirit; the ultimate reality of the personal cosmos is [transcendental] absonite spirit. Only the [transcendent] levels of infinity are absolute, and only on such levels is there finality of oneness between matter, mind, and spirit. [More on this later.]
In the universes [in this Supreme, Grand Universe Age that we now live and progress in, there will be, when completed in maybe one trillion years total, 700,000 local universes; each will have very close to 10,000,000 human inhabited worlds. This seems to many humans to be way too much; but since God is the Father-Infinite, there is infinite room and infinite energy and infinite mind and infinite spirit and infinite personality to have (future to us, eternal now to God !) an unlimited number of universes and superuniverses in (later to us) Ultimate and Absolute Ages ! Wonderful !! This means that you and I have no "cramping limits" in forever seeking and doing God's will in ever-larger arenas and spirit spheres !] God the Father is, in potential, the overcontroller of matter, mind, and spirit. Only by means of his far-flung personality circuit does God deal directly with the personalities of his vast creation of will creatures, but He is contactable (outside of Paradise) only in the presences of his fragmented entities, the will of God abroad in the universes. This Paradise spirit (Thought Adjuster, or Divine Mystery Monitor, your eternal, perfected Integrity; many other descriptions to come here] that indwells the minds of the mortals of time and there fosters the evolution of the immortal soul of the surviving creature is of the nature and divinity of the Universal Father. But the minds of such evolutionary creatures originate in the local universes and must gain divine perfection by achieving those experiential transformations of spiritual attainment which are the inevitable result of a creature's choosing to do the will of the Father in heaven.
In the inner experience of man, mind is joined to matter. Such material- linked minds cannot survive mortal death. The technique of survival is embraced in those adjustments of the human will and those transformations in the mortal mind whereby such a God-conscious intellect gradually becomes spirit taught and eventually spirit led. This evolution of the human mind from matter association to spirit union results in the transmutation of the potentially spirit phases of the mortal mind into the morontia [a soul level higher than the physical but sub-spiritual for now] realities of the immortal soul. Mortal mind subservient to matter is destined to become increasingly material and consequently to suffer eventual personality extinction; mind yielded to spirit is destined to become increasingly spiritual and ultimately to achieve oneness with the surviving and guiding divine spirit and in this way to attain survival and eternity of personality existence. [No human, other than Jesus our Maker and Savior, has become fully spiritual in this brief lifetime ! Thus Jesus has made many higher mansion worlds, and many higher spheres, for our future spiritualization. God and Jesus have both said and eternally say: "Be you perfect, even as I AM perfect." Amen !]
I [a high, Paradise level and Superuniverse functioning, Divine Conselor] come forth from the Eternal, and I have repeatedly returned to the presence of the Universal Father. I know of the actuality and personality of the First Source and Center, the Eternal and Universal Father. I know that, while the great God is absolute, eternal, and infinite, He is also good, divine, and gracious. I know the truth of the great declarations: "God is spirit" and "God is love," and these two attributes are most completely revealed to the universe in the Eternal Son. [We here now in Jesus' universe know that God the Father-Infinite on paradise is just as loving and gracious and merciful and good AS JESUS IS !!! Amen ! PLEASE NEVER think that God is more stern, or more aloof, or more judgmental than Jesus is !! GOD IS A PERFECT INFINITE DIVINE LOVING PERSON ! SO IS JESUS ! If some very unspiritual humans here persist in the gross error that "God is wrath and judgment and hell-fire" and has a few "chosen human persons" or "chosen human race", then we can expect many more terrible and devastating wars here, with ever more deady "hell-fire" and "destroyer" missiles, bombs, rockets, etc. The nature of the "god" or God that you believe in, determines your behavior here on earth ! "Like Father, (perceived) like son." Our True, loving Father God loves each and every human and being of personality EQUALLY ! He is no respecter of persons ! He desires that each and all will CHOOSE to become perfect as HE IS ! He, in Jesus, and in Spirit, has provided The Perfect Way into All Light and All Life !!! "LOVE YOUR ENEMIES !" JESUS DOES ! You will too, if you choose God's will and etenal Life in His Light of Truth ! The only flag of true peace is the flag of Jesus; the flag of allegiance to Jesus and the Trinity Government of All Reality. Human-made patriotic nation flags and uniforms lead to more world wars. Even ungodly "preemptive wars". Count the costs of this war-madness insanity ! More later.]
THE MYSTERY OF GOD
The infinity of the perfection of God is such that it eternally constitutes him mystery. [to humans and many subordinate spiritual beings] And the greatest of all the unfathomable mysteries of God is the phenomenon of the divine indwelling of mortal minds. The manner in which the Universal Father sojourns with the creatures of time is the most profound of all universe mysteries; the divine presence in the mind of man is the mystery of mysteries.
The physical bodies of mortals are "the temples of God." Notwithstanding that the Sovereign Creator Sons come near the creatures of their inhabited worlds and "draw all men to themselves"; though they "stand at the door" of consciousness "and knock" and delight to come in to all who will "open the doors of their hearts"; although there does exist this intimate Personal Communion between the Creator Sons [Our Creator and Master Son of God Jesus] and their mortal creatures, nevertheless, mortal men have something from God himself which actually dwells within them; their bodies are the temples thereof. [a prepersonal spirit fragment of God now within you; the perfect will of God within to Guide you and to cocreate with your agreeing mind YOU as SOUL which is a higher you that ascends into higher yet spirit stages.]
When you are through down here, when your course has been run in temporary form on earth, when your trial trip in the flesh is finished, when the dust that composes the mortal tabernacle "returns to the earth whence it came"; then, it is revealed, the indwelling "Spirit shall return to God who gave it." There sojourns within each moral being of this planet a fragment of God, a part and parcel of divinity. It is not yet yours by right of possession, but it is designedly intended to be one with you if you survive the mortal existence. [as a Spirit-led, progressing soul.]
We are constantly confronted with this mystery of God; we are nonplused by the increasing unfolding of the endless panorama of the Truth of his infinite goodness, endless mercy, matchless wisdom, and superb character. [The best way to realize God is to reflect upon the superb Life and Teachings of Jesus, our perfect pattern-personality Spirit GODMAN !]
The divine mystery consists in the inherent difference which exists between the finite and the infinite, the temporal and the eternal, the time-space creature and the Universal Creator, the material and the spiritual, the imperfection of man and the perfection of Paradise Deity. The God of universal love unfailingly manifests himself to every one of his creatures up to the fullness of that creature's capacity to spiritually grasp the qualities of divine truth, beauty, and goodness. [You may pray to know God and Jesus better and to display the fruits of the Spirit ever better to your now 6.5 billion human brothers on earth in the brotherhood of man in the Family of God.]
To every spirit being and to every mortal creature in every sphere and on every world of the universe of universes, the Universal Father reveals all of his gracious and divine self that can be discerned or comprehended by such spirit beings and by such mortal creatures. God is no respecter of persons, either spiritual or material. The divine Presence which any child of the universe enjoys at any given moment is limited only by the capacity of such a creature to receive and to discern the Spirit Actualities of the supermaterial world.
As a reality in human spiritual experience God is not a mystery. But when an attempt is made to make plain the realities of the spirit world to the physical minds of the material order, mystery appears: mysteries so subtle and so profound that only the faith-grasp of the God-knowing mortal can achieve the philosophic miracle of the recognition of the Infinite by the finite, the discernment of the eternal God by the evolving mortals of the material worlds of time and space. [I, and many others, are spiritually blessed to be personally God-conscious and even Born-Eternal in Paradise Finality Destiny Realizations, ever augmenting. Thank You our Father and Creator Son Jesus Christ !]
PERSONALITY OF THE UNIVERSAL FATHER
Do not permit the magnitude of God, his infinity, either to obscure or eclipse his personality. "He who planned the ear, shall he not hear? He who formed the eye, shall he not see?" The Universal Father is the acme of divine personality; He is the origin and destiny of personality throughout all creation. God is both infinite and personal; he is an infinite personality. The Father is truly a personality, notwithstanding that the infinity of his Person places him forever beyond the full comprehension of material and finite beings.
God is much more than a personality as personality is understood by the human mind; He is even far more than any possible concept of a superpersonality. But it is utterly futile to discuss such incomprehensible concepts of divine personality with the minds of material creatures whose maximum concept of the reality of being consists in the idea and ideal of personality. The material creature's highest possible concept of the Universal Creator is embraced within the spiritual ideals of the exalted idea of divine personality. Therefore, although you may know that God must be much more than the human conception of personality, you equally well know that the Universal Father cannot possibly be anything less than an eternal, infinite, true, good, and beautiful personality. [So Truth ! God is Personal and the Original, Infinite Personality ! In the future, as humans spiritually and intellectually grasp more of Absolute (Unchanging) Personality, then the present word "personality" will be capitalized, and also humans will be more seen now in the Image of God in Jesus as being divine-humans. Divine-human rights will be put into future world law, as they now are in Heaven. Secular, humanistic "human rights" are a failure; only when each and every human person is seen to be in Spirit and in Truth a divinely Beloved son of God, will divine-human rights be more fully enforced and achieved ! That which this needly world most needs to know is that: YOU and all other humans -- all Men, all Women, all Children, all Gygotes (a living human sperm-egg union) -- ARE NOW divinely beloved sons of God in Jesus !!! That is the challenge of this age -- to share that Good News ever better, worldwide, to each Individual Human Person !]
God is not hiding from any of his creatures. He is unapproachable to so many orders of beings only because He "dwells in a Light which no material creature can approach." The immensity and grandeur of the divine Personality is beyond the grasp of the unperfected mind of evolutionary mortals. He "measures the waters in the hollow of his hand, measures a universe with the span of his hand. It is He who sits on the circle of the earth, who stretches out the heavens as a curtain and spreads them out as a universe to dwell in." "Lift up your eyes on high and behold Who has created all these things, Who brings out their worlds by number and calls them all by their names"; and so it is true that "the invisible things of God are partially understood by the things which are made." Today, and as you are, you must discern the invisible Maker through his manifold and diverse creation, as well as through the Revelation and Ministration of his Sons and their numerous subordinates. [I, daily or more, since May 24, AD1977, thank Jesus for taking me in spirit into eternal, infinite Paradise and in seeing God the Universal Father in Spirit IN AND AS JESUS ... They Are One in Spirit and purpose here; let us Jesusonian Christians be one in spirit purpose to help transform this world as Jesus so desires ! More next week here. Peace and progress in Jesus into All Truth.]
# 177 published July 08, 2006
[Teacher-Brother Dave's initial comments: For the next few years, we will publish here important inspirational quotes and my comments. Feel free to share these quotes with your friends and relatives]
Even though material mortals cannot see the Person of God, they should rejoice in the assurance that He is a person; by faith accept the Truth which portrays that the Universal Father so loved the world as to provide for the eternal spiritual progression of its lowly inhabitants; that He "delights in his children." God is lacking in none of those superhuman and divine attributes which constitute a perfect, eternal, loving, and infinite Creator Personality. [God cannot be seen with the physical eyes; but his spirit within and Jesus' outpoured Spirit of Truth worldwide allow for you to perceive God and Jesus as One in Spirit in your soul and mind ! This spirit vision can operate even upon humans physically blind ! That makes no difference in Spirit.]
In the local creations (excepting the personnel of the superuniverses) God has no personal or residential manifestation aside from the Paradise Creator Sons [our Master Jesus Christ Michael] who are the fathers of the inhabited worlds and the sovereigns of the local universes. If the faith of the creature were perfect, he would assuredly know that when he had seen a Creator Son he had seen the Universal Father; in seeking for the Father, he would not ask nor expect to see other than the Son. Mortal man simply cannot see God until he achieves completed spirit transformation and actually attains Paradise.
The natures of the Paradise Creator Sons do not encompass all the unqualified potentials of the universal absoluteness of the infinite nature of the First Great Source and Center, but the Universal Father is in every way divinely present in the Creator Sons. The Father and his Sons are One. These Paradise Sons of the order of Michael are perfect Personalities, even the pattern for all local universe personality from that of the Bright and Morning Star [Gabriel, the Chief Executive under Jesus in his large universe here] down to the lowest human creature of progressing animal evolution.
Without God and except for his great and central Person, there would be no personality throughout all the vast universe of universes. God is Personality.
Notwithstanding that God is an eternal power, a majestic presence, a transcendent ideal, and a glorious spirit, though He is all these and infinitely more, nonetheless, He is truly and everlastingly a perfect Creator Personality, a person who can "know and be known," who can "love and be loved," and one who can befriend us; while you can be known, as other humans have been known as the friend of God. He is a real Spirit and a spiritual Reality.
As we [Paradise level Divine Counselors] see the Universal Father revealed throughout his universe; as we discern him indwelling his myriads of creatures; as we behold him in the Persons of his Sovereign Sons; as we continue to sense his divine presence here and there, near and afar, let us not doubt nor question his Personality Primacy. Notwithstanding all these far-flung distributions, He remains a true person and everlastingly maintains personal connection with the countless hosts of his creatures scattered throughout the universe of universes.
The idea of the personality of the Universal Father is an enlarged and truer concept of God which has come to mankind chiefly through revelation. Reason, wisdom, and religious experience all infer and imply the personality of God, but they do not altogether validate it. Even the indwelling Thought Adjuster is prepersonal. The truth and maturity of any religion is directly proportional to its concept of the infinite Personality of God and to its grasp of the absolute unity of Deity. The idea of a personal Deity becomes, then, the measure of religious maturity after religion has first formulated the concept of the unity of God. [GOD IS just as loving and merciful and kind as JESUS IS ! This is fundamental to grasp some of the infinite unity of our Personal, Loving Father ! God never changes in His perfect will (volition) and infinitely good and infinitely loving Fatherly attitude ! He never had "wrath" and never was "sorry that He made Man" in His/Their Own Image in Spirit ! So much of old testament doctrines are very false; pick and choose only as you Know in Spirit and in Truth the nature of Jesus is; and then apply that fully ALSO to the Paradise Father-Infinite I AM. The Father and the Son are One in Spirit here upon and within us ! more later.]
Primitive religion had many personal gods, and they were fashioned in the image of man. Revelation affirms the validity of the personality concept of God which is merely possible in the scientific postulate of a First Cause and is only provisionally suggested in the philosophic idea of Universal Unity. Only by personality approach can any person begin to comprehend the unity of God. To deny the personality of the First Source and Center leaves one only the choice of two philosophic dilemmas: materialism or pantheism.
In the contemplation of Deity, the concept of personality must be divested of the idea of corporeality. A material body is not indispensable to personality in either man or God. The corporeality error is shown in both extremes of human philosophy. In materialism, since man loses his body at death, he ceases to exist as a personality; in pantheism, since God has no body, he is not, therefore, a person. The superhuman type of progressing personality functions in a union of mind and spirit.
Personality is not simply an attribute of God; it rather stands for the totality of the co-ordinated infinite nature and the unified divine will which is exhibited in eternity and universality of perfect expression. Personality, in the supreme sense, is the revelation of God to the universe of universes.
God, being eternal, universal, absolute, and infinite, does not grow in knowledge nor increase in wisdom. God does not acquire experience, as finite man might conjecture or comprehend, but He does, within the realms of his own eternal Personality, enjoy those continuous expansions of self-realization which are in certain ways comparable to, and analogous with, the acquirement of new experience by the finite creatures of the evolutionary worlds. [God is also experiencing spiritually and personally within and as each of the nearly infinite number of perfecting humans and countless other sub-absolute beings in the univere of universes and beyond; and this seems to me to be an obvious way in which the Paradise Father I AM continues to ever expand in unqualified Self-Realizations.]
The absolute perfection of the infinite God would cause him to suffer the awful limitations of unqualified finality of perfectness were it not a fact that the Universal Father directly participates in the personality struggle of every imperfect soul in the wide universe who seeks, by divine aid, to ascend to the spiritually perfect worlds on high. This progressive experience of every spirit being and every mortal creature throughout the universe of universes is a part of the Father's ever-expanding Deity-consciousness of the never-ending divine circle of ceaseless self-realization.
It is literally true: "In all your afflictions he is afflicted." "In all your triumphs he triumphs in and with you." His prepersonal divine spirit is a real part of you. The Isle of Paradise responds to all the physical metamorphoses of the universe of universes; the Eternal Son [Second Person of the Paradise Trinity] includes all the spirit impulses of all creation; the Conjoint Actor [Third Person of the Paradise trinity; the Infinite Spirit acting as and for the Father-Son Union] encompasses all the mind expression of the expanding cosmos. The Universal Father [First Primal-Final Person of the Paradise Trinity and the Infinite I AM] realizes in the fullness of the divine consciousness all the individual experience of the progressive struggles of the expanding minds and the ascending spirits of every entity, being, and personality of the whole evolutionary creation of time and space. And all this is literally true, for "in Him we all live and move and have our being."
6. PERSONALITY IN THE UNIVERSE
Human personality is the time-space image-shadow cast by the divine Creator personality. And no actuality can ever be adequately comprehended by an examination of its shadow. Shadows should be interpreted in terms of the true substance. [God has become as you are ! so that you may continue to choose to become as He is ! "Be you perfect; even as I AM perfect." is the Divine Invitation-Command to you and to me and to all humans and all other beings !]
God is to science a cause, to philosophy an idea, to religion a person, even the loving heavenly Father. God is to the scientist a primal force, to the philosopher a hypothesis of unity, to the religionist a living spiritual experience. Man's inadequate concept of the Personality of the Universal Father can be improved only by man's spiritual progress in the universe and will become truly adequate only when the pilgrims of time and space finally attain the divine embrace of the living God on Paradise.
Never lose sight of the antipodal viewpoints of personality as it is conceived by God and man. Man views and comprehends personality, looking from the finite to the infinite; God looks from the infinite to the finite. Man possesses the lowest type of personality; God, the highest, even supreme, ultimate, and absolute. Therefore did the better concepts of the Divine Personality have patiently to await the appearance of improved ideas of human personality, especially the enhanced Revelation of both human and divine Personality in the Earth Bestowal Life of [Jesus Christ] Michael, the Creator Son. [In the future, when mankind grasps more of Personality and Divine-Humanity in Spirit and in Truth, these words will be capitalized as I often do here. Personality is absolute and absolutely UNIQUE in both time and in eternity. Thus, you never change in personality ! And you forevermore grow in spirit, soul, mind and ever higher bodies without end and still You Are the same Personality: I Am of I AM ... the often heard personality diosorder here of "multiple personalities" is impossible; each Human Person has only one True Unchanging Personality; the idea of different characters in just a mind disorder caused by stress, and acting or role-playing of One Real Personality under severe mental or soul (psychic) stresses. Personality is just as high and real as pure Spirit; and both are higher than soul which is higher than mind which is higher than body-brain.]
The prepersonal divine spirit which indwells the mortal mind carries, in its very presence, the valid proof of its actual existence, but the concept of the divine personality can be grasped only by the spiritual insight of genuine personal religious experience. Any person, human or divine, may be known and comprehended quite apart from the external reactions or the material presence of that person.
Some degree of moral affinity and spiritual harmony is essential to friendship between two persons; a loving personality can hardly reveal himself to a loveless person. Even to approach the knowing of a divine Personality, all of man's personality endowments must be wholly consecrated to the effort; halfhearted, partial devotion will be unavailing.
The more completely man understands himself and appreciates the personality values of his fellows, the more he will crave to know the Original Personality, and the more earnestly such a God-knowing human will strive to become like the Original Personality. You can argue over opinions about God, but experience with him and in him exists above and beyond all human controversy and mere intellectual logic. The God-knowing man describes his spiritual experiences, not to convince unbelievers, but for the edification and mutual satisfaction of believers. [I often share: Only Spirit can Reveal Spirit to Spirit. If you are not reborn in Spirit and have PERCEIVED in soul and mind the Father-Infinite I AM and the Creator Son Jesus as ONE Spirit Presence here; then trying to share that in words to others not yet ready for their Spirit BirthDay will be not really perceived. Please continue to seek God and you will soon have ever higher personal God-conscious experiences ! Amen !]
To assume that the universe can be known, that it is intelligible, is to assume that the universe is mind made and personality managed. Man's mind can only perceive the mind phenomena of other minds, be they human or superhuman. If man's personality can experience the universe, there is a divine mind and an actual personality somewhere concealed in that universe.
God is Spirit--spirit Personality; man is also a spirit--potential spirit personality. Jesus of Nazareth attained the full realization of this potential of spirit personality in human experience; therefore his Life of achieving the Father's will becomes man's most real and ideal revelation of the Personality of God. Even though the Personality of the Universal Father can be grasped only in actual religious experience, in Jesus' earth Life we are inspired by the Perfect Demonstration of such a Realization and Revelation of the Personality of God in a truly Human experience. [Some Humans now see Jesus as GOD; that is True. Others see Him as perfect Man; that is also True. Jesus Christ Michael is ONE DIVINE-HUMAN PERFECT GODMAN PERSONALITY. Never did Jesus, as God, become Man; never did Jesus as Man, become God; Jesus always, even in all past eternity on Paradise, was and is and will be this ONE Spirit GODMAN Personality ! Even the best Human Theological and spiritual minds can now only grasp a very little bit of this ...keep praying and studying and reflecting in Spirit and in Truth on these deep Reality issues and you will be given to ever see more and more. Seek in Spirit and in Truth and you shall Receive abundantly ! Amen !]
# 178 published July 15, 2006
[Teacher-Brother Dave's initial comments: For the next few years, we will publish here important inspirational quotes and my comments. Feel free to share these quotes with your friends and relatives]
7. SPIRITUAL VALUE OF THE PERSONALITY CONCEPT
When Jesus talked about "the living God," He referred to a personal Deity-- the Father in heaven. The concept of the [I AM] Personality of Deity facilitates fellowship; it favors intelligent worship; it promotes refreshing trustfulness. Interactions can be had between nonpersonal things, but not fellowship. The fellowship relation of father and son, as between God and man, cannot be enjoyed unless both are persons. Only personalities can commune with each other, albeit this personal communion may be greatly facilitated by the presence of just such an impersonal entity as the Thought Adjuster. [the prepersonal pure spirit of God within you; to be the perfected You when you finally eternally fuse (become one) with this prepersonal spirit of God, and thus this spirit then has your personality. Thus God allows you to continually choose to be Godlike or not: God allows your personality to decide to follow the spirit of God within and He the Spirit of Truth upon you, or not.]
Man does not achieve union with God as a drop of water might find unity with the ocean. Man attains divine union by progressive reciprocal spiritual communion, by personality intercourse with the personal God, by increasingly attaining the divine nature through wholehearted and intelligent conformity to the divine will. Such a sublime relationship can exist only between personalities.
The concept of truth might possibly be entertained apart from personality, the concept of beauty may exist without personality, but the concept of divine goodness is understandable only in relation to personality. Only a person can love and be loved. Even beauty and truth would be divorced from survival hope if they were not attributes of a personal God, a loving Father. [The best way to perceive the Personality of the Universal Father on Paradise is to perceive the perfect Deity Creator Personality of His Son Jesus Christ Michael. SEE JESUS; SEE GOD; THEY ARE ONE IN SPIRIT HERE !]
We [Paradise level Divine Counselors] cannot fully understand how God can be primal, changeless, all-powerful, and perfect, and at the same time be surrounded by an ever-changing and apparently law-limited universe, an evolving universe of relative imperfections. But we can know such a truth in our own personal experience since we all maintain identity of personality and unity of will in spite of the constant changing of both ourselves and our environment.
Ultimate universe reality cannot be grasped by mathematics, logic, or philosophy, only by personal experience in progressive conformity to the divine will of a personal God. Neither science, philosophy, nor theology can validate the personality of God. Only the personal experience of the faith sons of the heavenly Father can effect the actual spiritual realization of the personality of God. [I am given to Know God as an infinite Personality of love, mercy, Light and Life -- and more -- since my Spirit BirthDay of May 24, AD1977 and forevermore ! Thank You Jesus, for directly Revealing the Father of All Reality and YourSelf to me ! One in Spirit ! We are now living in an age of great spiritual downgraspings to Transform more and more individual humans into better knowing and doing God's will here on earth ! Only Spirit-transformed humans can help make a more spiritually transformed world here destined for Divine Light and Life ! Jesus prayed: "Father, Your Kingdom (Family) come; here on earth as it is in Heaven !" Yes !]
The higher concepts of universe personality imply: identity, self-consciousness, self-will, and possibility for self-revelation. And these characteristics further imply fellowship with other and equal personalities, such as exists in the personality associations of the Paradise Deities. And the absolute unity of these associations is so perfect that divinity becomes known by indivisibility, by oneness. "The Lord God is one." Indivisibility of personality does not interfere with God's bestowing his spirit to live in the hearts of mortal men. Indivisibility of a human father's personality does not prevent the reproduction of mortal sons and daughters.
This concept of indivisibility in association with the concept of unity implies transcendence of both time and space by the Ultimacy of Deity; therefore neither space nor time can be absolute or infinite. The First Source and Center [I AM] is that infinity Who unqualifiedly transcends all mind, all matter, and all spirit.
The fact of the Paradise Trinity in no manner violates the truth of the divine unity. The three personalities of Paradise Deity are, in all universe reality reactions and in all creature relations, as One. Neither does the existence of these three Eternal Persons violate the truth of the indivisibility of Deity. I am fully aware that I have at my command no language adequate to make clear to the mortal mind how these universe problems appear to us. But you should not become discouraged; not all of these things are wholly clear to even the high personalities belonging to my group of Paradise beings. Ever bear in mind that these profound truths pertaining to Deity will increasingly clarify as your minds become progressively spiritualized during the successive epochs of the long mortal ascent to Paradise.
[Presented by a Divine Counselor, a member of a group of celestial personalities assigned by the Ancients of Days on Uversa, the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse, to supervise those portions of this forthcoming revelation which have to do with affairs beyond the borders of your local universe. I am commissioned to sponsor those papers portraying the nature and attributes of God because I represent the highest source of information available for such a purpose on any inhabited world. I have served as a Divine Counselor in all seven of the superuniverses and have long resided at the Paradise center of all things. Many times have I enjoyed the supreme pleasure of a sojourn in the immediate personal presence of the Universal Father. I portray the reality and truth of the Father's nature and attributes with unchallengeable authority; I know whereof I speak.]
THE NATURE OF GOD
Inasmuch as man's highest possible concept of God is embraced within the human idea and ideal of a primal and infinite personality, it is permissible, and may prove helpful, to study certain characteristics of the divine nature which constitute the character of Deity. The nature of God can best be understood by the Revelation of the Father which [our Jesus Christ] Michael unfolded in his manifold teachings and in his superb mortal Life in the flesh. The divine nature can also be better understood by man if he regards himself as a child of God and looks up to the Paradise Creator as a true spiritual Father.
The nature of God can be studied in a revelation of supreme ideas, the divine character can be envisaged as a portrayal of supernal ideals, but the most enlightening and spiritually edifying of all revelations of the divine nature is to be found in the comprehension of the religious life of Jesus of Nazareth, both before and after his attainment of full consciousness of divinity. If the incarnated life of Michael is taken as the background of the revelation of God to man, we may attempt to put in human word symbols certain ideas and ideals concerning the divine nature which may possibly contribute to a further illumination and unification of the human concept of the nature and the character of the personality of the Universal Father.
In all our efforts to enlarge and spiritualize the human concept of God, we are tremendously handicapped by the limited capacity of the mortal mind. We are also seriously handicapped in the execution of our assignment by the limitations of language and by the poverty of material which can be utilized for purposes of illustration or comparison in our efforts to portray divine values and to present spiritual meanings to the finite, mortal mind of man. All our efforts to enlarge the human concept of God would be well-nigh futile except for the fact that the mortal mind is indwelt by the bestowed Adjuster of the Universal Father and is pervaded by the Truth Spirit of the Creator Son. Depending, therefore, on the presence of these divine spirits within the heart of man for assistance in the enlargement of the concept of God, I cheerfully undertake the execution of my mandate to attempt the further portrayal of the nature of God to the mind of man.
1. THE INFINITY OF GOD
"Touching the Infinite, we cannot find him out. The divine footsteps are not known." "His understanding is infinite and his greatness is unsearchable." The blinding Light [Spirit Luminosity] of the Father's Presence is such that to his lowly creatures He apparently "dwells in the thick darkness." Not only are his thoughts and plans unsearchable, but "He does great and marvelous things without number." "God is great; we comprehend him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out." "Will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven (universe) and the heaven of heavens (universe of universes) cannot contain him." "How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!"
"There is but one God, the infinite Father, who is also a faithful Creator." "The divine Creator is also the Universal Disposer, the source and destiny of souls. He is the Supreme Soul, the Primal Mind, and the Unlimited Spirit of all creation." "The great Controller makes no mistakes. He is resplendent in majesty and glory." "The Creator God is wholly devoid of fear and enmity. HE IS immortal, Eternal, Self-existent, Divine, and bountiful." "How pure and beautiful, how deep and unfathomable is the supernal Ancestor of all things!" "The Infinite is most excellent in that He imparts himself to men. He is the beginning and the end, the Father of every good and perfect purpose." "With God all things are possible; the eternal Creator is the cause of causes." [GOD is the One Uncaused Cause of All Reality ! Reality is as GOD WILLS ! A great Universal Law: What a Creator Son of God desires and the Father wills IS.]
Notwithstanding the infinity of the stupendous manifestations of the Father's eternal and universal [ I AM] Personality, He is unqualifiedly self-conscious of both his infinity and eternity; likewise He knows fully his perfection and power. He is the only Being in the universe, aside from his divine co-ordinates, who experiences a perfect, proper, and complete appraisal of Himself.
The Father constantly and unfailingly meets the need of the differential of demand for Himself as it changes from time to time in various sections of his master universe. The great God knows and understands Himself; He is infinitely self-conscious of all his primal attributes of perfection. God is not a cosmic accident; neither is He a universe experimenter. The Universe Sovereigns [Universe Creators such as our Maker and Master Jesus] may engage in adventure; the Constellation Fathers [the Most Highs; lesser, lesser Christ types] may experiment; the system heads [lower yet, 100 systems in a constellation; 100 constellations in a local universe. Also, when done, 1000 planets per system. Thus our local universe made and perfectly Controlled by Jesus Christ Michael will have ten million human-inhabited worlds when done.] may practice; but the Universal Father sees the end from the beginning, and his divine plan and eternal purpose actually embrace and comprehend all the experiments and all the adventures of all his subordinates in every world, system, and constellation in every universe of his vast domains. [Jesus Christ Michael is not subordinate as the lower constellation and lever syaten and lower planetary rulers are; Jesus is Coordinate Deity, a Master Creator Son of God and the Fullness of God here to us ! HE IS IAM as I AM has so willed. At the Transfiguration of Jesus, up on Mount Hermon, in the land of the gentiles, GOD the Father-Infinite I AM spoke/still speaks: "This is My Beloved SON (JESUS); give heed to Him." (only ! Obey and follow only Jesus !)]
No thing is new to God, and no cosmic event every comes as a surprise; He inhabits the circle of eternity. He is without beginning or end of days. To God there is no past, present, or future; all time is present at any given moment. [GOD sees you, in Jesus, now perfect ! and AS You will Be in some more trillions of years, ascending and perfecting in Spirit in the over one billion ever higher heavens ! (Real and Super-Real Spiritual spheres, not seen in our physical telescopes)] He is the great and only I AM.
The Universal Father is absolutely and without qualification infinite in all his attributes; and this fact, in and of itself, automatically shuts him off from all direct personal communication with finite material beings and other lowly created intelligences.
And all this necessitates such arrangements for contact and communication with his manifold creatures as have been ordained, first, in the personalities of the Paradise Sons of God, who, although perfect in divinity, also often partake of the nature of the very flesh and blood of the planetary races, becoming one of you and one with you; thus, as it were, God becomes man, as occurred in the bestowal of [Jesus Christ] Michael, Who was called interchangeably the Son of god and the Son of Man. [Jesus today IS our One True GODMAN and He is One Eternal Personality !] And second, there are the personalities of the Infinite Spirit, [also called here the Daughters of God, many types of angels] the various orders of the seraphic hosts and other celestial intelligences who draw near to the material beings of lowly origin and in so many ways minister to them and serve them. and third, there are the impersonal Mystery Monitors, Thought Adjusters, the actual gift of the great God himself sent to indwell such as the humans of Earth, sent without announcement and without explanation. In endless profusion they descend from the heights of Glory to grace and indwell the humble minds of those mortals who possess the capacity for God-consciousness or the potential therefor. [Since AD30, when Jesus ascended back into the Father I AM. and They as One Spirit sent He the Spirit of Truth upon all human flesh here; this qualifies each and every human being as a divinely beloved son of God in Jesus !!! Those defective or aborted humans who can not achieve God-consciousness here; will be repersonalized up on the fiorst of the next seven (higher) Mansion Worlds made by Jesus for our rehabilitation and further perfection ! Now you see why Jesus tells us to dare to love even our "enemies" as they will all be with us up in the next higher heavens ! All humans here (other than Jesus Christ) have sinned and are very very very far short of the perfect Glory of God and Being perfectly Godlike ! We start out in bodies of dust with many residual animal emotions and thus all of us have a very very very long way to go into Finality Perfection and Paradise Residence. All Persons, Beings and Entities on infinite-sized Paradise are perfect in Spirit Nature; but not all-knowing and not all -powerful; Only God and His Coordinate Agents Are; as He so wills.]
In these ways and in many others, in ways unknown to you and utterly beyond finite comprehension, does the Paradise Father lovingly and willingly downstep and otherwise modify, dilute, and attenuate His Infinity in order that He may be able to draw nearer the finite minds of his creature children. And so, through a series of personality distributions which are diminishingly absolute, the infinite Father is enabled to enjoy close contact with the diverse intelligences of the many realms of his far-flung universe.
All this He has done and now does, and evermore will continue to do, without in the least detracting from the fact and reality of His Infinity, Eternity, and Primacy. And these things are absolutely True, notwithstanding the difficulty of their comprehension, the mystery in which they are enshrouded, or the impossibility of their being fully understood by creatures such as dwell on Earth.
Because the First Father is Infinite in His Plans and Eternal in His Purposes, it is inherently impossible for any finite being ever to grasp or comprehend these divine plans and purposes in their fullness. Mortal man can glimpse the Father's purposes only now and then, here and there, as they are revealed in relation to the outworking of the plan of creature ascension on its successive levels of universe progression. Though man cannot encompass the significance of infinity, the infinite Father does most certainly fully comprehend and lovingly embrace all the finity of all his children in all universes.
Divinity and eternity the Father shares with large numbers of the higher Paradise beings, but we question whether infinity and consequent universal primacy is fully shared with any save his co-ordinate associates of the Paradise Trinity. Infinity of personality must, perforce, embrace all finitude of personality; hence the Truth--literal Truth--of the teaching which declares that "In Him we live and move and have our being." That fragment of the pure Deity of the Universal Father which indwells mortal man is a part of the infinity of the First Great Source and Center, the Father of Fathers. [In Jesus' Spirit here, we can, even here and now, personally in God-consciousness, grasp the great Truth that: "I am a divinely Beloved ascending son of I AM; I am a son of God in Jesus ! Thank You Jesus ! Thank You the Universal Father I AM on Paradise and in the Personality Gravity Presence Circuit in God and everywhere.]