# 179 published July 22, 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]
2. THE FATHER'S ETERNAL PERFECTION
Even your olden prophets understood the eternal, never-beginning, never-ending, circular nature of the Universal Father. God is literally and eternally present in his universe of universes. He inhabits the present moment with all his absolute majesty and eternal greatness. "The Father has life in himself, and this life is eternal life." Throughout the eternal ages it has been the Father who "gives to all life." There is infinite perfection in the divine integrity. "I AM the Lord; I change not." Our knowledge of the universe of universes discloses not only that He is the Father of Lights, but also that in his conduct of inter- planetary affairs there "is no variableness neither shadow of changing." He "declares the end from the beginning." He says: "My counsel shall stand; I will do all my pleasures" "according to the eternal purpose which I purposed in my Son." Thus are the plans and purposes of the First Source and Center like himself: eternal, perfect, and forever changeless.
There is finality of completeness and perfection of repleteness in the mandates of the Father. "Whatsoever God does, it shall be forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it." The Universal Father does not repent of his original purposes of wisdom and perfection. His plans are steadfast, his counsel immutable, while his acts are divine and infallible. "A thousand years in his sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night." The perfection of divinity and the magnitude of eternity are forever beyond the full grasp of the circumscribed mind of mortal man. [Our Creator Son of God Jesus Christ perfectly portrays the perfect, unchanging nature of God to us ! The Father God of All Reality on Paradise is just as kind, and loving as Jesus is ! In the Bible, Old Testament, there are many passages which falsely show an emotional, changing, merely human-like finite god ! That is so wrong ! That was the simplistic views of early (usually well-meaning) uneducated and unspiritual humans. For example, in the 150 Psalms, written by over 20 humans over about an 1100 year period, you will find descriptions of God there ranging from the very early barbaric savage "demon god" "Yehweh" up to the better views of a loving, perfect, unchanging (Absolute) and Infinite Father God I AM. Jesus took only the very best of the Old Testament and then elevated those to even much higher and truer Revelations of our Father God of All; both in Jesus' Teachings about Elohim (The Triune God) and in Jesus' perfect Life examples ! Behold the Man ! Behold our God ! Behold our One GODMAN JESUS ! See Jesus; See God and see a Spirit-perfected Man as One Person Jesus Christ Michael !]
The reactions of a changeless God, in the execution of his eternal purpose, may seem to vary in accordance with the changing attitude and the shifting minds of his created intelligences; that is, they may apparently and superficially vary; but underneath the surface and beneath all outward manifestations, there is still present the changeless purpose, the everlasting plan, of the eternal God.
Out in the [700,000 human inhabited] universes, perfection must necessarily be a relative term, but in the central universe [of one billion ultimate-absolute spheres] and especially on Paradise, [the infinite sized Home of God in seven spiritual dimensions, and nuclear and primal to the central universe and surrounding universes] perfection is undiluted; in certain phases it is even absolute. Trinity manifestations vary the exhibition of the divine perfection but do not attenuate it.
God's primal perfection consists not in an assumed righteousness but rather in the inherent perfection of the goodness of his divine nature. He is final, complete, and perfect. There is no thing lacking in the beauty and perfection of his righteous character. And the whole scheme of living existences on the worlds of space is centered in the divine purpose of elevating all will creatures [including all humans ! and us !!] to the high destiny of the experience of sharing the Father's Paradise perfection. God is neither self-centered nor self-contained; He never ceases to bestow himself upon all self- conscious creatures of the vast universe of universes.
God is eternally and infinitely perfect, He cannot personally know imperfection as his own experience, but He does share the consciousness of all the experience of imperfectness of all the struggling creatures of the evolutionary universes of all the Paradise Creator Sons. The personal and liberating touch of the God of perfection overshadows the hearts and encircuits the natures of all those mortal creatures who have ascended to the universe level of moral discernment. In this manner, as well as through the contacts of the divine presence, the Universal Father actually participates in the experience with immaturity and imperfection in the evolving career of every moral being of the entire universe.
Human limitations, potential evil, are not a part of the divine nature, but mortal experience with evil and all man's relations thereto are most certainly a part of God's ever-expanding self-realization in the children of time--creatures of moral responsibility who have been created or evolved by every Creator Son going out from Paradise. [God and Jesus have both declared to us: "Be you perfect; even as I AM perfect." This implies that we start out in this first life in imperfection. Because of the pure, perfect spirit of God within each of us, we surely know that we are not perfect here now ! All humans do much err and frequently sin; but our divine Destiny is to be eventually perfect if we continue to ever follow Jesus and his perfect, loving and merciful Spirit Guidance into the Paradise Father I AM. Amen !]
3. JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
God is righteous; therefore is He just. "The Lord is righteous in all his ways." " 'I have not done without cause all that I have done,' says the Lord." "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." The justice of the Universal Father cannot be influenced by the acts and performances of his creatures, "for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, no respect of persons, no taking of gifts." [Thus there are no "chosen races" or "chosen nations"; all humans must spiritually perfect in Jesus into eternal Life, or later choose to be not.]
How futile to make puerile [childish, unspiritual] appeals to such a God to modify his changeless decrees so that we can avoid the just consequences of the operation of his wise natural laws and righteous spiritual mandates! "Be not deceived; God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap." True, even in the justice of reaping the harvest of wrongdoing, this divine justice is always tempered with mercy. Infinite wisdom is the eternal arbiter which determines the proportions of justice and mercy which shall be meted out in any given circumstance. The greatest punishment (in reality an inevitable consequence) for wrongdoing and deliberate rebellion against the government of God is loss of existence as an individual subject of that government. The final result of wholehearted sin is annihilation. In the last analysis, such sin-identified individuals have destroyed themselves by becoming wholly unreal through their embrace of iniquity. The factual disappearance of such a creature is, however, always delayed until the ordained order of justice current in that universe has been fully complied with. [In the Bible, Book of Revelation, the "final death" is mentioned; this makes the false concept of an "eternal hell-fire" illogical, and not ever possible with our loving and merciful Father God and Creator son Jesus !]
Cessation of existence is usually decreed at the dispensational or epochal adjudication of the realm or realms. On a world such as Earth it comes at the end of a planetary dispensation. Cessation of existence can be decreed at such times by co-ordinate action of all tribunals of jurisdiction, extending from the planetary council up through the courts of the Creator Son to the judgment tribunals of the Ancients of Days. The mandate of dissolution originates in the higher courts of the superuniverse following an unbroken confirmation of the indictment originating on the sphere of the wrongdoer's residence; and then, when sentence of extinction has been confirmed on high, the execution is by the direct act of those judges residential on, and operating from, the headquarters of the superuniverse.
When this sentence is finally confirmed, the sin-identified being instantly becomes as though he had not been. There is no resurrection from such a fate; it is everlasting and eternal. The living energy factors of identity are resolved by the transformations of time and the metamorphoses of space into the cosmic potentials whence they once emerged. As for the personality of the iniquitous one, it is deprived of a continuing life vehicle by the creature's failure to make those choices and final decisions which would have assured eternal life. When the continued embrace of sin by the associated mind culminates in complete self-identification with iniquity, then upon the cessation of life, upon cosmic dissolution, such an isolated personality is absorbed into the oversoul of creation, becoming a part of the evolving experience of the Supreme Being. Never again does it appear as a personality; its identity becomes as though it had never been. In the case of an Adjuster-indwelt personality, the experiential spirit values survive in the reality of the continuing Adjuster.
In any universe contest between actual levels of reality, the personality of the higher level will ultimately triumph over the personality of the lower level. This inevitable outcome of universe controversy is inherent in the fact that divinity of quality equals the degree of reality or actuality of any will creature. Undiluted evil, complete error, willful sin, and unmitigated iniquity are inherently and automatically suicidal. Such attitudes of cosmic unreality can survive in the universe only because of transient mercy-tolerance pending the action of the justice-determining and fairness-finding mechanisms of the universe tribunals of righteous adjudication.
The rule of the Creator Sons in the local universes [each local universe, when completed, will have about ten million human inhabited worlds, and many higher spheres, some through which we will ascend.] is one of creation and spiritualization. These Sons devote themselves to the effective execution of the Paradise plan of progressive mortal ascension, to the rehabilitation of rebels and wrong thinkers, but when all such loving efforts are finally and forever rejected, the final decree of dissolution is executed by forces acting under the jurisdiction of the Ancients of Days.
4. THE DIVINE MERCY
Mercy is simply justice tempered by that wisdom which grows out of perfection of knowledge and the full recognition of the natural weaknesses and environmental handicaps of finite creatures. "Our God is full of compassion, gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy." Therefore "whosoever calls upon the Lord shall be saved," "for He will abundantly pardon." "The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting"; yes, "his mercy endures forever." "I AM the Lord who executes loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight." "I do not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men," for I AM "the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort."
God is inherently kind, naturally compassionate, and everlastingly merciful. And never is it necessary that any influence [especially no mere human "intercessory prayers" ! Prayer is for YOU to to better realize God's will and to change ONLY YOU ! When you pray for the welfare of others, that is good as that should help to change YOU. Always tell another human that you are praying for them; and then they will see your love and concern and may even pray more themselves for the needed spiritual fruits of the spirit and abiding peace and progress in Jesus.] be brought to bear upon the Father to call forth his loving-kindness. The creature's need is wholly sufficient to insure the full flow of the Father's tender mercies and his saving grace. Since God knows all about his children, it is easy for him to forgive. The better man understands his neighbor, the easier it will be to forgive him, even to love him. [Jesus here in Spirit tells us always to try to DARE TO LOVE (with Divine Understanding) EVEN YOUR ENEMIES !]
Only the discernment of infinite wisdom enables a righteous God to minister justice and mercy at the same time and in any given universe situation. The heavenly Father is never torn by conflicting attitudes towards his universe children; God is never a victim of attitudinal antagonisms. God's all-knowingness unfailingly directs his free will in the choosing of that universe conduct which perfectly, simultaneously, and equally satisfies the demands of all his divine attributes and the infinite qualities of his eternal nature.
Mercy is the natural and inevitable offspring of goodness and love. [Love is the desire to do good to others, as you Know in Spirit or believe in faith that JESUS would do !] The good nature of a loving Father could not possibly withhold the wise ministry of mercy to each member of every group of his universe children. Eternal justice and divine mercy together constitute what in human experience would be called fairness. [All Christian Americans, Jewish Israelites and Islamic Palestinians and all 6.5 billion Human Persons on earth are LOVED EQUALLY by both GOD and JESUS, and One in Spirit ! Do you ? Now be fair and just as JESUS IS ! Drop militant nationalisms ! Be Active in Godly peace and justice to each and to all Humans; as they each are eternally Divine-Humans in Spirit Destiny potential ! God and Jesus cause the Eternal Reign of Their One Spirit to fall upon and Guide ALL PERSONS ! Amen !]
Divine mercy represents a fairness technique of adjustment between the universe levels of perfection and imperfection. Mercy is the justice of Supremacy adapted to the situations of the evolving finite, the righteousness of eternity modified to meet the highest interests and universe welfare of the children of time. Mercy is not a contravention of justice but rather an understanding interpretation of the demands of supreme justice as it is fairly applied to the subordinate spiritual beings and to the material creatures of the evolving universes. Mercy is the justice of the Paradise Trinity wisely and lovingly visited upon the manifold intelligences of the creations of time and space as it is formulated by divine wisdom and determined by the all-knowing mind and the sovereign free will of the Universal Father and all his associated Creators. [Our Coordinate Deity-Creator is Jesus Christ Michael; obey and follow Him ! Thank You our One Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth ! (Next week here we will coninue with the love and goodness of God.)]
# 180 published July 29, 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]
5. THE LOVE OF GOD
"God is love"; therefore his only personal attitude towards the affairs of the universe is always a reaction of divine affection. The Father loves us sufficiently to bestow his life upon us. "He makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."
It is wrong to think of God as being coaxed into loving his children because of the sacrifices of his Sons or the intercession of his subordinate creatures, "for the Father himself loves you." It is in response to this paternal affection that God sends the marvelous Adjusters [each a pure spirit portion of God within; the will of God] to indwell the minds of men. God's love is universal; "whosoever will may come." He would "have all men be saved by coming into the knowledge of the truth." He is "not willing that any should perish."
The Creators [Our Creator Father-Son of God is Jesus Christ Michael] are the very first to attempt to save man from the disastrous results of his foolish transgression of the divine laws. God's love is by nature a fatherly affection; therefore does He sometimes "chasten us for our own profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness." Even during your fiery trials remember that "in all our afflictions He is afflicted with us."
God is divinely kind to sinners. When rebels return to righteousness, they are mercifully received, "for our God will abundantly pardon." "I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins." "Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God."
After all, the greatest evidence of the goodness of God and the supreme reason for loving him is the indwelling gift of the Father -- the Adjuster who so patiently awaits the hour when you both shall be eternally made one. Though you cannot find God by searching, [with only the physical eyes and human mind] if you will submit to the leading of the indwelling spirit, you will be unerringly guided, step by step, life by life, through universe upon universe, and age by age, until you finally stand in the presence of the Paradise Personality of the Universal Father.
How unreasonable that you should not worship God because the limitations of human nature and the handicaps of your material creation make it impossible for you to see him. Between you and God there is a tremendous distance (physical space) to be traversed. There likewise exists a great gulf of spiritual differential which must be bridged; but notwithstanding all that physically and spiritually separates you from the Paradise personal presence of God, stop and ponder the solemn fact that God lives within you; He has in his own way already bridged the gulf. He has sent of himself, his spirit, to live in you and to toil with you as you pursue your eternal universe career. [God has now become as you are ! so that you may become as He is -- perfect in spirit destiny attainment !]
I [a Paradise Divine Counselor] find it easy and pleasant to worship one who is so great and at the same time so affectionately devoted to the uplifting ministry of his lowly creatures. I naturally love one who is so powerful in creation and in the control thereof, and yet who is so perfect in goodness and so faithful in the loving-kindness which constantly overshadows us. I think I would love God just as much if He were not so great and powerful, as long as He is so good and merciful. We all love the Father more because of his nature than in recognition of his amazing attributes. [We also love God on Paradise as He is just as infinitely loving and abundantly merciful as our Creator Jesus here is ! There is absolutely no "wrath" nor "anger" in God as some animalistic, unspiritual humans here still have for a brief period. The Divine Nature is pure and perfect and forever unchanging.]
When I observe the [Coordinate Deity -- fully God here]Creator Sons and their subordinate administrators struggling so valiantly with the manifold difficulties of time inherent in the evolution of the universes of space, I discover that I bear these lesser [subordinate] rulers of the universes a great and profound affection. After all, I think we all, including the mortals of the realms, love the Universal Father and all other beings, divine or human, because we discern that these personalities truly love us. The experience of loving is very much a direct response to the experience of being loved. Knowing that God loves me, I should continue to love him supremely, even though He were divested of all his attributes of supremacy, ultimacy, and absoluteness.
The Father's love follows us now and throughout the endless circle of the eternal ages. As you ponder the loving nature of God, there is only one reasonable and natural personality reaction thereto: You will increasingly love your Maker; you will yield to God an affection analogous to that given by a child to an earthly parent; for, as a father, a real father, a true father, loves his children, so the Universal Father loves and forever seeks the welfare of his created sons and daughters.
But the love of God is an intelligent and farseeing parental affection. The divine love functions in unified association with divine wisdom and all other infinite characteristics of the perfect nature of the Universal Father. God is love, but love is not God. The greatest manifestation of the divine love for mortal beings is observed in the bestowal of the Thought Adjusters, but your greatest revelation of the Father's love is seen in the bestowal life of his Son [Jesus Christ] Michael as He lived on earth the ideal spiritual life. It is the indwelling Adjuster who individualizes the love of God to each human soul.
At times I am almost pained to be compelled to portray the divine affection of the heavenly Father for his universe children by the employment of the human word symbol love. This term, even though it does connote man's highest concept of the mortal relations of respect and devotion, is so frequently designative of so much of human relationship that is wholly ignoble and utterly unfit to be known by any word which is also used to indicate the matchless affection of the living God for his universe creatures! How unfortunate that I cannot make use of some supernal and exclusive term which would convey to the mind of man the true nature and exquisitely beautiful significance of the divine affection of the Paradise Father. [We can and do see the love of the Father and the Son in the full Life and Teachings of our Master Son of God Jesus ! SEE JESUS; SEE GOD; They are One in SPIRIT !]
When man loses sight of the love of a personal God, the kingdom of God becomes merely the kingdom of good. Notwithstanding the infinite unity of the divine nature, [infinite, pure, divine (agape)] love is the dominant characteristic of all God's personal dealings with his creatures.
6. THE GOODNESS OF GOD
In the physical universe we may see the divine beauty, in the intellectual world we may discern eternal truth, but the goodness of God is found only in the spiritual world of personal religious experience. In its true essence, religion is a faith-trust in the goodness of God. God could be great and absolute, somehow even intelligent and personal, in philosophy, but in religion God must also be moral; He must be good. Man might fear a great God, but he trusts and loves only a good God. This goodness of God is a part of the Personality of God, and its full revelation appears only in the personal religious experience of the believing sons of God.
Religion implies that the superworld of spirit nature is cognizant of, and responsive to, the fundamental needs of the human world. [We are called by God and Jesus to BE PERFECT; not to be merely statisfied with ordinary, temporal human urges and selfish desires. "From clod to God"] Evolutionary religion may become ethical, but only revealed religion becomes truly and spiritually moral. The olden [false, human] concept that God is a Deity dominated by kingly morality was upstepped by Jesus to that affectionately touching level of intimate family morality of the parent-child relationship, than which there is none more tender and beautiful in mortal experience.
The "richness of the goodness of God leads erring man to repentance." "Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights." "God is good; He is the eternal refuge of the souls of men." "The Lord God is merciful and gracious. He is long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth." "Taste and see that the Lord is good ! Blessed is the man who trusts him." "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He is the God of salvation." "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up the wounds of the soul. He is man's all-powerful benefactor."
The concept of God as a king-judge, although it fostered a high moral standard and created a law-respecting people as a group, left the individual believer in a sad position of insecurity respecting his status in time and in eternity. The later Hebrew prophets proclaimed God to be a Father to Israel; Jesus revealed God as the Father of each human being. The entire mortal concept of God is transcendently Illuminated by the Life of Jesus. Selflessness is inherent in parental love. God loves not like a father, but AS A FATHER. He is the Paradise Father of every universe personality.
Righteousness implies that God is the source of the moral law of the universe. Truth exhibits God as a revealer, as a teacher. But love gives and craves affection, seeks understanding fellowship such as exists between parent and child. Righteousness may be the divine thought, but love is a father's attitude. The erroneous supposition that the righteousness of God was irreconcilable with the selfless love of the heavenly Father, presupposed absence of unity in the nature of Deity and led directly to the elaboration of the atonement doctrine, which is a philosophic assault upon both the unity and the free-willness of God. [Thank You Jesus for showing us the True Father God of Love, Light and Life in and as You !!!]
The affectionate heavenly Father, whose spirit indwells his children on earth, is not a divided personality--one of justice and one of mercy -- neither does it require a mediator to secure the Father's favor or forgiveness. Divine righteousness is not dominated by strict retributive justice; God as a Father transcends God as a judge.
God is never wrathful, vengeful, or angry. It is true that wisdom does often restrain his love, while justice conditions his rejected mercy. [God gves you freewill; so if you fully reject God's mercy and plans for your rehabilitation you are in serious trouble and could be later estinguished forever. Accept the love, mercy and salvation offered by God and Jesus as One in Spirit here now !] His love of righteousness cannot help being exhibited as equal hatred for sin. The Father is not an inconsistent personality; the divine unity is perfect. In the Paradise Trinity there is absolute unity despite the eternal identities of the co-ordinates of God.
God loves the sinner and hates the sin: such a statement is true philosophically, but God is a transcendent Personality, and persons can only love and hate other persons. Sin is not a person. God loves the sinner because he is a personality reality (potentially eternal), while towards sin God strikes no personal attitude, for sin is not a spiritual reality; it is not personal; therefore does only the justice of God take cognizance of its existence. The love of God saves the sinner; the law of God destroys the sin. This attitude of the divine nature would apparently change if the sinner finally identified himself wholly with sin just as the same mortal mind may also fully identify itself with the indwelling spirit Adjuster. Such a sin-identified mortal would then become wholly unspiritual in nature (and therefore personally unreal) and would experience eventual extinction of being. Unreality, even incompleteness of creature nature, cannot exist forever in a progressingly real and increasingly spiritual universe.
Facing the world of personality, God is discovered to be a loving person; facing the spiritual world, He is a personal love; in religious experience He is both. Love identifies the volitional will of God. The goodness of God rests at the bottom of the divine free-willness--the universal tendency to love, show mercy, manifest patience, and minister forgiveness.
7. DIVINE TRUTH AND BEAUTY
All finite knowledge and creature understanding are relative. Information and intelligence, gleaned from even high sources, is only relatively complete, locally accurate, and personally true.
Physical facts are fairly uniform, but truth is a living and flexible factor in the philosophy of the universe. Evolving personalities are only partially wise and relatively true in their communications. They can be certain only as far as their personal experience extends. That which apparently may be wholly true in one place may be only relatively true in another segment of creation.
Divine truth, final truth, is uniform and universal, but the story of things spiritual, as it is told by numerous individuals hailing from various spheres, may sometimes vary in details owing to this relativity in the completeness of knowledge and in the repleteness of personal experience as well as in the length and extent of that experience. While the laws and decrees, the thoughts and attitudes, of the First Great Source and Center [The Paradise Father-Infinite I AM] are eternally, infinitely, and universally true; at the same time, their application to, and adjustment for, every universe, system, world, and created intelligence, are in accordance with the plans and technique of the Creator Sons as they function in their respective universes, as well as in harmony with the local plans and procedures of the Infinite Spirit and of all other associated celestial personalities.
The false science of materialism would sentence mortal man to become an outcast in the universe. Such partial knowledge is potentially evil; it is knowledge composed of both good and evil. Truth is beautiful because it is both replete and symmetrical. When man searches for truth, he pursues the divinely Real.
Philosophers commit their gravest error when they are misled into the fallacy of abstraction, the practice of focusing the attention upon one aspect of reality and then of pronouncing such an isolated aspect to be the whole truth. The wise philosopher will always look for the creative design which is behind, and pre-existent to, all universe phenomena. The creator thought invariably precedes creative action.
Intellectual self-consciousness can discover the beauty of truth, its spiritual quality, not only by the philosophic consistency of its concepts, but more certainly and surely by the unerring response of the ever-present Spirit of Truth. [Our Master Jesus here in Spirit and as our God] Happiness ensues from the recognition of truth because it can be acted out; it can be lived. Disappointment and sorrow attend upon error because, not being a reality, it cannot be realized in experience. Divine truth is best known by its spiritual flavor.
The eternal quest is for unification, for divine coherence. The far-flung physical universe coheres in the Isle of Paradise; the intellectual universe coheres in the God of mind, the Conjoint Actor; the spiritual universe is coherent in the personality of the Eternal Son. But the isolated mortal of time and space coheres in God the Father through the direct relationship between the indwelling Thought Adjuster and the Universal Father. Man's Adjuster is a fragment of God and everlastingly seeks for divine unification; it coheres with, and in, the Paradise Deity of the First Source and Center.
The discernment of supreme beauty is the discovery and integration of reality: The discernment of the divine goodness in the eternal truth, that is ultimate beauty. Even the charm of human art consists in the harmony of its unity.
The great mistake of the Hebrew religion was its failure to associate the goodness of God with the factual truths of science and the appealing beauty of art. As civilization progressed, and since religion continued to pursue the same unwise course of overemphasizing the goodness of God to the relative exclusion of truth and neglect of beauty, there developed an increasing tendency for certain types of men to turn away from the abstract and dissociated concept of isolated goodness. The overstressed and isolated morality of modern religion, which fails to hold the devotion and loyalty of many twentieth-century men, would rehabilitate itself if, in addition to its moral mandates, it would give equal consideration to the truths of science, philosophy, and spiritual experience, and to the beauties of the physical creation, the charm of intellectual art, and the grandeur of genuine character achievement.
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love.
All truth--material, philosophic, or spiritual--is both beautiful and good. All real beauty--material art or spiritual symmetry--is both true and good. All genuine goodness--whether personal morality, social equity, or divine ministry-- is equally true and beautiful. Health, sanity, and happiness are integrations of truth, beauty, and goodness as they are blended in human experience. Such levels of efficient living come about through the unification of energy systems, idea systems, and spirit systems.
Truth is coherent, beauty attractive, goodness stabilizing. And when these values of that which is real are co-ordinated in personality experience, the result is a high order of love conditioned by wisdom and qualified by loyalty. The real purpose of all universe education is to effect the better co-ordination of the isolated child of the worlds with the larger realities of his expanding experience. Reality is finite on the human level, infinite and eternal on the higher and divine levels. [Seek to be balanced -- coordinated -- as our Master Jesus now perfectly is ! Behold the perfect Spirit GODMAN JESUS ! If you can not master your mind; you may now freely ask for the perfect Mind of our Master Jesus ! Amen !]
# 181 published Aug 05, 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]
THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
God is everywhere present; the Universal Father rules the circle of eternity. But He rules in the local universes in the persons of his Paradise Creator Sons, [our Jesus Christ Michael] even as He bestows life through these Sons. "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Sons." These Creator Sons of God are the personal expression of Himself [the fullness of God here to us; see Jesus; see God !] in the sectors of time and to the children of the whirling planets of the evolving universes of space.
The highly personalized Sons of God are clearly discernible by the lower orders of created intelligences, and so do they compensate for the invisibility of the infinite and therefore less discernible Father. The Paradise Creator Sons of the Universal Father are a revelation of an otherwise invisible being, invisible because of the absoluteness and infinity inherent in the circle of eternity and in the personalities of the Paradise Deities. [in the Trinity]
Creatorship is hardly an attribute of God; it is rather the aggregate of his acting nature. And this universal function of creatorship is eternally manifested as it is conditioned and controlled by all the co-ordinated attributes of the infinite and divine reality of the First Source and Center. We sincerely doubt whether any one characteristic of the divine nature can be regarded as being antecedent to the others, but if such were the case, then the creatorship nature of Deity would take precedence over all other natures, activities, and attributes. And the creatorship of Deity culminates in the universal truth of the Fatherhood of God.
1. GOD'S EVERYWHERENESS
The ability of the Universal Father to be everywhere present, and at the same time, constitutes his omnipresence. God alone can be in two places, in numberless places, at the same time. God is simultaneously present "in heaven above and on the earth beneath"; as the Psalmist exclaimed: "Whither shall I go from your spirit? or whither shall I flee from your presence?"
"I am a God at hand as well as afar off,' says the Lord. `Do not I fill heaven and earth?'" The Universal Father is all the time present in all parts and in all hearts of his far-flung creation. He is "the fullness of him who fills all and in all," and "who works all in all," and further, the concept of his personality is such that "the heaven (universe) and heaven of heavens (universe of universes) can- not contain him." It is literally true that God is all and in all. But even that is not all of God. The Infinite can be finally revealed only in infinity; the cause can never be fully comprehended by an analysis of effects; the living God is immeasurably greater than the sum total of creation that has come into being as a result of the creative acts of his unfettered free will. God is revealed throughout the cosmos, but the cosmos can never contain or encompass the entirety of the infinity of God. [God as the Unqualified Infinite I AM has no outside and no beyond; all Reality is thus within Him.]
The Father's presence unceasingly patrols the master universe. "His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit to the ends of it; and there is nothing hidden from the light thereof."
The creature not only exists in God, but God also lives in the creature. "We know we dwell in him because He lives in us; He has given us his spirit. This gift from the Paradise Father is man's inseparable companion." "He is the ever-present and all-pervading God." "The spirit of the everlasting Father is concealed in the mind of every mortal child." "Man goes forth searching for a friend while that very friend lives within his own heart." "The true God is not afar off; He is a part of us; his spirit speaks from within us." "The Father lives in the child. God is always with us. He is the guiding spirit of eternal destiny."
Truly of the human race has it been said, "You are of God" because "he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him." Even in wrongdoing you torment the indwelling gift of God, for the Thought Adjuster must needs go through the consequences of evil thinking with the human mind of its incarceration.
The omnipresence of God is in reality a part of his infinite nature; space constitutes no barrier to Deity. God is, in perfection and without limitation, discernibly present only on Paradise and in the central universe. He is not thus observably present in the creations encircling Havona, for God has limited his direct and actual presence in recognition of the sovereignty and the divine prerogatives of the co-ordinate creators and rulers of the universes of time and space. Hence must the concept of the divine presence allow for a wide range of both mode and channel of manifestation embracing the presence circuits of the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and the Isle of Paradise. Nor is it always possible to distinguish between the presence of the Universal Father and the actions of his eternal co-ordinates [our GODMAN JESUS HERE] and agencies, so perfectly do they fulfill all the infinite requirements of his unchanging purpose. But not so with the personality circuit and the Adjusters; here God acts uniquely, directly, and exclusively.
The Universal Controller is potentially present in the gravity circuits of the Isle of Paradise in all parts of the universe at all times and in the same degree, in accordance with the mass, in response to the physical demands for this presence, and because of the inherent nature of all creation which causes all things to adhere and consist in him. Likewise is the First Source and Center potentially present in the Unqualified Absolute, the repository of the uncreated universes of the eternal future. God thus potentially pervades the physical universes of the past, present, and future. He is the primordial foundation of the coherence of the so-called material creation. This nonspiritual Deity potential becomes actual here and there throughout the level of physical existences by the inexplicable intrusion of some one of his exclusive agencies upon the stage of universe action.
The mind presence of God is correlated with the absolute mind of the Conjoint Actor, the Infinite Spirit, but in the finite creations it is better discerned in the everywhere functioning of the cosmic mind of the Paradise Master Spirits. Just as the First Source and Center is potentially present in the mind circuits of the Conjoint Actor, so is He potentially present in the tensions of the Universal Absolute. But mind of the human order is a bestowal of the Daughters of the Conjoint Actor, the Divine Ministers of the evolving universes. [Our Holy Creative Mother Spirit, the Coordinate Partner of Jesus as the Father and Son here.]
The everywhere-present spirit of the Universal Father is co-ordinated with the function of the universal spirit presence of the Eternal Son and the ever-lasting divine potential of the Deity Absolute. But neither the spiritual activity of the Eternal Son and his Paradise Sons nor the mind bestowals of the Infinite Spirit seem to exclude the direct action of the Thought Adjusters, the indwelling fragments of God, in the hearts of his creature children.
Concerning God's presence in a planet, system, constellation, or a universe, the degree of such presence in any creational unit is a measure of the degree of the evolving presence of the Supreme Being: It is determined by the en masse recognition of God and loyalty to him on the part of the vast universe organization, running down to the systems and planets themselves. Therefore it is sometimes with the hope of conserving and safeguarding these phases of God's precious presence that, when some planets (or even systems) have plunged far into spiritual darkness, they are in a certain sense quarantined, or partially isolated from intercourse with the larger units of creation. And all this, as it operates on Earth, is a spiritually defensive reaction of the majority of the worlds to save themselves, as far as possible, from suffering the isolating consequences of the alienating acts of a headstrong, wicked, and rebellious minority.
While the Father parentally encircuits all his sons--all personalities--his influence in them is limited by the remoteness of their origin from the Second and the Third Persons of Deity and augmented as their destiny attainment nears such levels. The fact of God's presence in creature minds is determined by whether or not they are indwelt by Father fragments, such as the Mystery Monitors, but his effective presence is determined by the degree of co-operation accorded these indwelling Adjusters by the minds of their sojourn. [God has eternally told us to cooperate with (follow, heed, obey) Jesus ! Today on Earth, only about 1/3 of humans are somewhat followers of Jesus in Spirit and in Truth; for this planet to swing into the higher spheres of Light and Life, all must want to follow our Master and Good Savior Jesus ! Much evangelism and service outreach is needed; you may help too !]
The fluctuations of the Father's presence are not due to the changeableness of God. The Father does not retire in seclusion because He has been slighted; his affections are not alienated because of the creature's wrongdoing. Rather, having been endowed with the power of choice (concerning himself), his children, in the exercise of that choice, directly determine the degree and limitations of the Father's divine influence in their own hearts and souls. The Father has freely bestowed himself upon us without limit and without favor. He is no respecter of persons, planets, systems, or universes. In the sectors of time He confers differential honor only on the Paradise personalities of God the Sevenfold, the co-ordinate creators of the finite universes. [On our Sovereign Father-Son Jesus; all Humans on earth and on all the other ten million planets (when done) in our local universe are EQUAL in Spirit potential and are EQUALLY loved by God ! There are no "chosen people", no "chosen race", no "chosen nation". The many races of humans on this planet are greatly mixed and will continue to blend into one race in just a very short few hundred years. Jesus has told us clearly that He is making "... of one blood all the races of mankind"; and we now, in his Spirit, are in one universal Brotherhood of all mankind ! under the universe Spirit Sovereignty of Jesus Christ ! We shall follow him into full peace and planetary progress ! Amen !]
2. GOD'S INFINITE POWER
All the universes know that "the Lord God omnipotent reigns." The affairs of this world and other worlds are divinely supervised. "He does according to his will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth." It is eternally true, "there is no power but of God." [Yes, many dumb humans here think that bombs and bullets have great power - great acts; but only physically and in space-time; in infinite Paradise-Eternity all Consequences are GOD's ! He decides who and what is eternally Real; are you ? If not, ask to be spiritually transformed and learn to love all persons, even your worst enemies ! as Jesus lovingly commands. There is only Real Power of God in Spirit and in Truth.]
Within the bounds of that which is consistent with the divine nature, it is literally true that "with God all things are possible." The long-drawn-out evolutionary processes of peoples, planets, and universes are under the perfect control of the universe creators and administrators and unfold in accordance with the eternal purpose of the Universal Father, proceeding in harmony and order and in keeping with the all-wise plan of God. There is only one lawgiver. He upholds the worlds in space and swings the universes around the endless circle of the eternal circuit.
Of all the divine attributes, his omnipotence, especially as it prevails in the material universe, is the best understood. Viewed as an unspiritual phenomenon, God is energy. This declaration of physical fact is predicated on the incomprehensible truth that the First Source and Center is the primal cause of the universal physical phenomena of all space. From this divine activity all physical energy and other material manifestations are derived. Light, that is, light without heat, is another of the nonspiritual manifestations of the Deities. And there is still another form of nonspiritual energy which is virtually unknown on Earth; it is as yet unrecognized.
God controls all power; He has made "a way for the lightning"; He has ordained the circuits of all energy. He has decreed the time and manner of the manifestation of all forms of energy-matter. And all these things are held forever in his everlasting grasp in the gravitational control centering on nether Paradise. The light and energy of the eternal God thus swing on forever around his majestic circuit, the endless but orderly procession of the starry hosts composing the universe of universes. All creation circles eternally around the Paradise-Personality center of all things and beings.
The omnipotence of the Father pertains to the everywhere dominance of the absolute level, whereon the three energies, material, mindal, and spiritual, are indistinguishable in close proximity to him -- the Source of all things. Creature mind, being neither Paradise monota nor Paradise spirit, is not directly responsive to the Universal Father. God adjusts with the mind of imperfection--with Earth mortals through the Thought Adjusters.
The Universal Father is not a transient force, a shifting power, or a fluctuating energy. The power and wisdom of the Father are wholly adequate to cope with any and all universe exigencies. As the emergencies of human experience arise, He has foreseen them all, and therefore He does not react to the affairs of the universe in a detached way but rather in accordance with the dictates of eternal wisdom and in consonance with the mandates of infinite judgment. Regardless of appearances, the power of God is not functioning in the universe as a blind force.
Situations do arise in which it appears that emergency rulings have been made, that natural laws have been suspended, that misadaptations have been recognized, and that an effort is being made to rectify the situation; but such is not the case. Such concepts of God have their origin in the limited range of your viewpoint, in the finiteness of your comprehension, and in the circumscribed scope of your survey; such misunderstanding of God is due to the profound ignorance you enjoy regarding the existence of the higher laws of the realm, the magnitude of the Father's character, the infinity of his attributes, and the fact of his free-willness.
The planetary creatures of God's spirit indwelling, scattered hither and yon throughout the universes of space, are so nearly infinite in number and order, their intellects are so diverse, their minds are so limited and sometimes so gross, their vision is so curtailed and localized, that it is almost impossible to formulate generalizations of law adequately expressive of the Father's infinite attributes and at the same time to any degree comprehensible to these created intelligences. Therefore, to you the creature, many of the acts of the all-powerful Creator seem to be arbitrary, detached, and not infrequently heartless and cruel. But again I assure you that this is not true. God's doings are all purposeful, intelligent, wise, kind, and eternally considerate of the best good, not always of an individual being, an individual race, an individual planet, or even an individual universe; but they are for the welfare and best good of all concerned, from the lowest to the highest. In the epochs of time the welfare of the part may sometimes appear to differ from the welfare of the whole; in the circle of eternity such apparent differences are nonexistent. [With the Spirits of God and Jesus within and upon you now; you may be able to partly grasp these great Truths in Spirit; but your finite, undisciplined mind will hardly be able to grasp much of this presently; be patient and strong in living faith.]
We are all a part of the (infinite) Family of God, and we must therefore sometimes share in the family discipline. Many of the acts of God which so disturb and confuse us are the result of the decisions and final rulings of all-wisdom, empowering the Conjoint Actor [the Infinite Spirit as a Divine Activator of the united will of the Father and the son] to execute the choosing of the infallible will of the infinite mind, to enforce the decisions of the personality of perfection, whose survey, vision, and solicitude embrace the highest and eternal welfare of all his vast and far-flung creation.
Thus it is that your detached, sectional, finite, gross, and highly materialistic viewpoint and the limitations inherent in the nature of your being constitute such a handicap that you are unable to see, comprehend, or know the wisdom and kindness of many of the divine acts which to you seem fraught with such crushing cruelty, and which seem to be characterized by such utter indifference to the comfort and welfare, to the planetary happiness and personal prosperity, of your fellow creatures. It is because of the limits of human vision, it is because of your circumscribed understanding and finite comprehension, that you misunderstand the motives, and pervert the purposes, of God. But many things occur on the evolutionary worlds which are not the personal doings of the Universal Father.
The divine omnipotence is perfectly co-ordinated with the other attributes of the personality of God. The power of God is, ordinarily, only limited in its universe spiritual manifestation by three conditions or situations:
1. By the nature of God, especially by his infinite love, by truth, beauty, and goodness.
2. By the will of God, by his mercy ministry and fatherly relationship with the personalities of the universe.
3. By the law of God, by the righteousness and justice of the eternal Paradise Trinity.
God is unlimited in power, divine in nature, final in will, infinite in attributes, eternal in wisdom, and absolute in reality. But all these characteristics of the Universal Father are unified in Deity and universally expressed in the Paradise Trinity and in the divine Sons of the Trinity. Otherwise, outside of Paradise and the central universe of Havona, everything pertaining to God is limited by the evolutionary presence of the Supreme, conditioned by the eventuating presence of the Ultimate, and co-ordinated by the three existential Absolutes--Deity, Universal, and Unqualified. And God's presence is thus limited because such is the will of God. [much more to follow to help clarify these new terms and levels of Deity]
# 182 published Aug 12, 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]
3. GOD'S UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE
"God knows all things." The divine Mind [Infinite Spirit and numerous spirit entities] is conscious of, and conversant with, the thought of all creation. His knowledge of events is universal and perfect. The divine entities going out from him are a part of him; He who "balances the clouds" is also "perfect in knowledge." "The eyes of the Lord are in every place." Said your great Teacher [Jesus Christ] of the insignificant sparrow, "One of them shall not fall to the ground without my Father's knowledge," and also, "The very hairs of your head are numbered." "He tells the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names."
The Universal Father is the only personality in all the universe who does actually know the number of the stars and planets of space. All the worlds of every universe are constantly within the consciousness of God. He also says: "I have surely seen the affliction of my people, [all humans] I have heard their cry, and I know their sorrows." For "the Lord looks from heaven; He beholds all the sons of men; from the place of his habitation He looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth." Every creature child may truly say: "He knows the way I take, and when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." "God knows our downsittings and our uprisings; He understands our thoughts afar off and is acquainted with all our ways." "All things are naked and open to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." And it should be a real comfort to every human being to understand that "He knows your frame; He remembers that you are dust." Jesus, speaking of the living God, said, "Your Father knows what you have need of even before you ask Him."
God is possessed of unlimited power to know all things; his consciousness is universal. His personal circuit encompasses all personalities, and his knowledge of even the lowly creatures is supplemented indirectly through the descending series of divine Sons and directly through the indwelling Thought Adjusters. [the pure spirit of God within you here and now and forevermore; the future perfect Spirit You] And furthermore, the Infinite Spirit is all the time everywhere present.
We [high Divine Counselors from Paradise] are not wholly certain as to whether or not God chooses to foreknow events of sin. But even if God should foreknow the freewill acts of his children, such foreknowledge does not in the least abrogate [remove, abolish] their freedom. One thing is certain: God is never subjected to surprise. [and God NEVER makes any mistakes ! God NEVER said that He "..was sorry that He made man" and NEVER that He would thus have to destroy mankind with a giant "flood". Such ideas are fully unspiritual and also scientifically untrue. Read the bibles and other spiritual writings only for the highest eternal spiritual truths of and about God and Jesus here with us fully in Spirit; reject all things sub-Paradise-God-Perfect and things not Eternal ! Jesus did and does; thus so can You ! -- eventually]
Omnipotence does not imply the power to do the nondoable, the ungodlike act. Neither does omniscience imply the knowing of the unknowable. But such statements can hardly be made comprehensible to the finite mind. The creature can hardly understand the range and limitations of the will of the Creator.
4. GOD'S LIMITLESSNESS
The successive bestowal of Himself upon the universes as they are brought into being in no wise lessens the potential of Power or the store of Wisdom as they continue to reside and repose in the Central Personality of Deity. [ConCentrate in Him ! in Spirit and in Truth ! Amen !] In potential of force, wisdom, and love, the Father has never lessened aught of his possession nor become divested of any attribute of his glorious Personality as the result of the unstinted bestowal of Himself upon the Paradise Sons, upon his subordinate creations, and upon the manifold creatures thereof. [All of God is now in Jesus in our local universe ! and God the Father-Infinite I AM is unchanged and unqualified on infinite Paradise ! I AM and I AM JESUS here; HE IS I AM !]
The creation of every new universe calls for a new adjustment of gravity; but even if creation should continue indefinitely, eternally, even to infinity, so that eventually the material creation would exist without limitations, still the power of control and co-ordination reposing in the Isle of Paradise would be found equal to, and adequate for, the mastery, control, and co-ordination of such an infinite universe. And subsequent to this bestowal of limitless force and power upon a boundless universe, the Infinite [Father I AM] would still be surcharged with the same degree of force and energy; the Unqualified Absolute [Eternal-Primal-Final I AM Father-Force] would still be undiminished; God would still possess the same infinite potential, just as if force, energy, and power had never been poured forth for the endowment of universe upon universe. [This paragraph covers only force-enegry-power in the universes to infinity; this undimished Infinity of God is also fully True on the levels of Mind and Spirit and Personality ! Much more on this later here.]
And so with wisdom: The fact that mind is so freely distributed to the thinking of the realms in no wise impoverishes the central source of divine Wisdom. As the universes multiply, and beings of the realms increase in number to the limits of comprehension, if Mind continues without end to be bestowed upon these beings of high and low estate, still will God's central Personality [I AM] continue to embrace the same eternal, infinite, and all-wise Mind. [If you can not yet master your mind, you may now freely ask for the perfect Mind of our Master JESUS here to Guide you into All Truth: GOD !]
The fact that He sends forth spirit messengers from Himself to indwell the men and women of your world and other worlds [there will be seven trillion human inhabited worlds in just this Supreme Grand Universe Age of about one trillion years, then Ultimate and Absolute and Infinite levels will be revealed, without end !] in no wise lessens his ability to function as a divine and all-powerful Spirit Personality; and there is absolutely no limit to the extent or number of such spirit Monitors which He can and may send out. This giving of Himself to his creatures creates a boundless, almost inconceivable future possibility of progressive and successive existences for these divinely endowed mortals. And this prodigal [lavish, abundandant, replete] distribution of Himself as these ministering spirit entities in no manner diminishes the wisdom and perfection of Truth and Knowledge which repose in the Person of the all-wise, all-knowing, and all-powerful Father.
To the mortals of time there is a future, but God inhabits Eternity. [time is a supreme qualification of Absolute Eternity] Even though I hail from near the very abiding place of Deity, I cannot presume to speak with perfection of understanding concerning the infinity of many of the divine attributes. Infinity of mind alone can fully comprehend infinity of existence and eternity of action.
Mortal man cannot possibly know the Infinitude of the heavenly Father. Finite mind cannot think through such an Absolute Truth or Fact. But this same finite human being can actually feel--literally experience--the full and undiminished impact of such an infinite Father's LOVE. Such a love can be truly experienced, albeit while quality of experience is unlimited, quantity of such an experience is strictly limited by the human capacity for spiritual receptivity and by the associated capacity to love the Father in return.[If you seek God wholeheartedly, Jesus will suddenly or gradually Reveal Him to you -- all in perfect God-speed ! Each day on earth, there are more personally God-conscious human sons of God in Jesus and thus in Light and Life Eternal ! Amen ! Some of us here do Know God in as Jesus in Spirit and in Truth, and not only as an intellectual, handed-down Theology. Both are much needed in this present age on earth.]
Finite appreciation of infinite qualities far transcends the logically limited capacities of the creature because of the fact that mortal man is made in the image of God--there lives within him a fragment of infinity. Therefore man's nearest and dearest approach to God is by and through love, for God is love. And all of such a unique relationship is an actual experience in cosmic sociology, the Creator-creature relationship--the Father-child affection. [GOD IS love; but love is not GOD !! Love is a spiritual value and not The Infinite One Personality of I AM Father-Force-Source-Center.]
5. THE FATHER'S SUPREME RULE
In his contact with the post-Havona creations, [Infinite Paradise and the one billion surrounding immense spiritual spheres of Havona constitute the Central Universe of the present Grand Universe which include 700,000 surrounding local universes of the Coordinate Creator Sons of God] the Universal Father does not exercise his infinite Power and final Authority by direct transmittal but rather through his [Creator] Sons and their subordinate personalities. And God does all this of his own free will. Any and all powers delegated, if occasion should arise, if it should become the choice of the Divine Mind, could be exercised direct; but, as a rule, such action only takes place as a result of the failure of the delegated personality to fulfill the divine trust. At such times and in the face of such default and within the limits of the reservation of divine power and potential, the Father does act independently and in accordance with the mandates of his own choice; and that choice is always one of unfailing perfection and infinite wisdom.
The Father rules through his Sons; on down through the universe organization there is an unbroken chain of rulers ending with the Planetary Princes, who direct the destinies of the evolutionary spheres of the Father's vast domains. It is no mere poetic expression that exclaims: "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." "He removes kings and sets up kings." "The Most Highs rule in the kingdoms of men."
In the affairs of men's hearts the Universal Father may not always have his way; but in the conduct and destiny of a planet the divine plan prevails; the eternal purpose of wisdom and love triumphs. [the destiny of our planet earth is to be Spirit of God perfected and to be admitted into the higher superuniverse realm. Always remember that this planet earth is the arena where Jesus Christ Michael won All Power of GOD for Jesus' local universe of ten million human inhabited worlds and many higher spheres ! Thus, this earth abides forever in our Father God's loving care ! "World without end !" See Eph 3:21 and others. Note well that Jesus Rules as our Sovereign God here and now and forever, and not merely only "1000 years in the future". Small human minds like small human concepts; dare to stretch more in Spirit and in Truth into God's Eternal-Now View !]
Said Jesus: "My Father, who gave them to Me., is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." As you glimpse the manifold workings and view the staggering immensity of God's well-nigh limitless creation, you may falter in your concept of his primacy, but you should not fail to accept Him as securely and everlastingly enthroned at the Paradise center of all things and as the beneficent Father of all intelligent beings. There is but "one God and Father of all, who is above all and in all," "and He is before all things, and in him all things consist." [and this One Father-Infinite I AM and Triune Deity can only be perceived and realized here in JESUS. SEE JESUS; SEE GOD the father-Infinite I AM; HE IS I AM HERE NOW.]
The uncertainties of life and the vicissitudes of existence do not in any manner contradict the concept of the universal sovereignty of God. All evolutionary creature life is beset by certain inevitabilities. Consider the following:
1. Is courage -- strength of character -- desirable? Then must man be reared in an environment which necessitates grappling with hardships and reacting to disappointments.
2. Is altruism -- service of one's fellows -- desirable? Then must life experience provide for encountering situations of social inequality.
3. Is hope -- the grandeur of trust -- desirable? Then human existence must constantly be confronted with insecurities and recurrent uncertainties.
4. Is faith -- the supreme assertion of human thought -- desirable? Then must the mind of man find itself in that troublesome predicament where it ever knows less than it can believe.
5. Is the love of truth and the willingness to go wherever it leads, desirable? Then must man grow up in a world where error is present and falsehood always possible.
6. Is idealism -- the approaching concept of the divine -- desirable? Then must man struggle in an environment of relative goodness and beauty, surroundings stimulative of the irrepressible reach for better things.
7. Is loyalty -- devotion to highest duty -- desirable? Then must man carry on amid the possibilities of betrayal and desertion. The valor of devotion to duty consists in the implied danger of default.
8. Is unselfishness -- the spirit of self-forgetfulness -- desirable? Then must mortal man live face to face with the incessant clamoring of an inescapable self for recognition and honor. Man could not dynamically choose the divine life if there were no self-life to forsake. Man could never lay saving hold on righteousness if there were no potential evil to exalt and differentiate the good by contrast.
9. Is pleasure -- the satisfaction of happiness -- desirable? Then must man live in a world where the alternative of pain and the likelihood of suffering are ever-present experiential possibilities.
Throughout the universe, every unit is regarded as a part of the whole. Survival of the part is dependent on co-operation with the plan and purpose of the whole, the wholehearted desire and perfect willingness to do the Father's divine will. The only evolutionary world without error (the possibility of unwise judgment) would be a world without free intelligence. In the Havona [all ultimate-transcendental and all perfected] universe there are a billion perfect worlds with their perfect inhabitants, but evolving man must be fallible if he is to be free. Free and inexperienced intelligence cannot possibly at first be uniformly wise. The possibility of mistaken judgment (evil) becomes sin only when the human will consciously endorses and knowingly embraces a deliberate immoral judgment.
The full appreciation of truth, beauty, and goodness is inherent in the perfection of the divine [Central] universe. The inhabitants of the Havona worlds do not require the potential of relative value levels as a choice stimulus; such perfect beings are able to identify and choose the good in the absence of all contrastive and thought-compelling moral situations. But all such perfect beings are, in moral nature and spiritual status, what they are by virtue of the fact of existence. They have experientially earned advancement only within their inherent status. Mortal man earns even his status as an ascension candidate by his own faith and hope. Everything divine which the human mind grasps and the human soul acquires is an experiential attainment; it is a reality of personal experience and is therefore a unique possession in contrast to the inherent goodness and righteousness of the inerrant personalities of Havona.
The creatures of Havona are naturally brave, but they are not courageous in the human sense. They are innately kind and considerate, but hardly altruistic in the human way. They are expectant of a pleasant future, but not hopeful in the exquisite manner of the trusting mortal of the uncertain evolutionary spheres. They have faith in the stability of the universe, but they are utter strangers to that saving faith whereby mortal man climbs from the status of an animal up to the portals of Paradise. They love the truth, but they know nothing of its soul-saving qualities. ["What is Truth?" (no answer) "WHO IS TRUTH?" JESUS AS OUR GOD IS OUR SOUL SAVING TRUTH ! ] They are idealists, but they were born that way; they are wholly ignorant of the ecstasy of becoming such by exhilarating choice. They are loyal, but they have never experienced the thrill of wholehearted and intelligent devotion to duty in the face of temptation to default. They are unselfish, but they never gained such levels of experience by the magnificent conquest of a belligerent self. They enjoy pleasure, but they do not comprehend the sweetness of the pleasure escape from the pain potential.
[Are you now beginning to spiritually realize that we live and progress in a friendly and a Fatherly Universe ! You should ! and you, and we all, will ! Thank You our Master GODMAN JESUS !]
# 183 published Aug 19, 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]
6. THE FATHER'S PRIMACY
With divine selflessness, consummate generosity, the Universal Father relinquishes authority and delegates power, but He is still primal; his hand is on the mighty lever of the circumstances of the universal realms; He has reserved all final decisions and unerringly wields the all-powerful veto scepter of his Eternal Purpose with unchallengeable Authority over the welfare and destiny of the outstretched, whirling, and ever-circling creation. [The Divine Authority of the Trinity Governmant of All Reality in our universe is in the Eternal Sovereignty of Jesus here ! "Jesus is My Beloved Son; Obey Him." says the Paradise Universal Father I AM, and at the Transfigurarion of Jesus Christ on Mt. Hermon in AD30 and NOW and forevermore !]
The Sovereignty of God is unlimited; it is the fundamental fact of all creation. The universe was not inevitable. The universe is not an accident, neither is it self-existent. The universe is a work of creation and is therefore wholly subject to the will of the Creator. The will of God is divine truth, living love; therefore are the perfecting creations of the evolutionary universes characterized by goodness -- nearness to divinity; by potential evil -- remoteness from divinity.
All religious philosophy, sooner or later, arrives at the concept of unified universe rule, of one God. Universe causes cannot be lower than universe effects. The source of the streams of universe life and of the cosmic mind must be above the levels of their manifestation. The human mind cannot be consistently explained in terms of the lower orders of existence. Man's mind can be truly comprehended only by recognizing the reality of higher orders of thought and purposive will. Man as a moral being is inexplicable unless the reality of the Universal Father is acknowledged.
The mechanistic philosopher professes to reject the idea of a universal and sovereign will, the very sovereign will whose activity in the elaboration of universe laws he so deeply reverences. What unintended homage the mechanist pays the law-Creator when he conceives such laws to be self-acting and self-explanatory!
It is a great blunder to humanize God, except in the concept of the indwelling Thought Adjuster, but even that is not so stupid as completely to mechanize the idea of the First Great Source and Center.
Does the Paradise Father suffer? I do not know. The Creator Sons most certainly can and sometimes do, even as do mortals. The Eternal Son and the Infinite Spirit suffer in a modified sense. I think the Universal Father does, but I cannot understand how; perhaps through the Personality Circuit or through the individuality of the Thought Adjusters and other bestowals of his eternal nature. He has said of the mortal races, "In all your afflictions I am afflicted." He unquestionably experiences a fatherly and sympathetic understanding; He may truly suffer, but I do not comprehend the nature thereof.
The infinite and eternal Ruler of the Universe of Universes is power, form, energy, process, pattern, principle, presence, and idealized reality. But He is more; He is Personal; He exercises a sovereign will, experiences self-consciousness of divinity, executes the mandates of a creative mind, pursues the satisfaction of the realization of an eternal purpose, and manifests a Father's love and affection for his universe children. And all these more personal traits of the Father can be better understood by observing them as they were revealed in the bestowal life of [Jesus Christ] Michael, your Creator Son, while He was incarnated on Earth. [Of all human knowledge, the most valuable and eternal is to know and strive to actually do the divinely perfect Life and Eternal Teachings of our Sovereign Savior Jesus ! We are all blessed to now be living here on earth in a time of great and much needed epochal Revelation !]
God the Father loves men; God the Son serves men; God the Spirit inspires the children of the universe to the ever-ascending adventure of finding God the Father by the ways ordained by God the Sons through the ministry of the grace of God the Spirit. [a Divine Counselor benediction, compare with the apostolic benediction, II Cor 13:14]
GOD'S RELATION TO THE UNIVERSE
The Universal Father has an eternal purpose pertaining to the material, intellectual, and spiritual phenomena of the universe of universes, [700,000 universes in just this present Grand Universe age; each universe will have 10,000,000 human inhabited worlds and many higher administrative spheres]which he is executing throughout all time. God created the universes of his own free and sovereign will, and He created them in accordance with his all-wise and eternal purpose. It is doubtful whether anyone except the Paradise Deities and their highest associates [such as our Coordinate Creator Son of God Jesus Christ Michael] really knows very much about the eternal purpose of God. Even the exalted citizens of Paradise hold very diverse opinions about the nature of the eternal purpose of the Deities.
It is easy to deduce that the purpose in creating the perfect central universe of Havona was purely the satisfaction of the divine nature. Havona may serve as the pattern creation for all other universes and as the finishing school for the pilgrims of time on their way to Paradise; however, such a supernal creation must exist primarily for the pleasure and satisfaction of the perfect and infinite Creators.
The amazing plan for perfecting evolutionary mortals and, after their attainment of Paradise and the Corps of the finality, providing further training for some undisclosed future work, does seem to be, at present, one of the chief concerns of the seven superuniverses and their many subdivisions; but this ascension scheme for spiritualizing and training the mortals of time and space is by no means the exclusive occupation of the universe intelligences. There are, indeed, many other fascinating pursuits which occupy the time and enlist the energies of the celestial hosts.
1. THE UNIVERSE ATTITUDE OF THE FATHER
For ages the inhabitants of Earth have misunderstood the providence of God. There is a providence of divine outworking on your world, but it is not the childish, arbitrary, and material ministry many mortals have conceived it to be. The providence of God consists in the interlocking activities of the celestial beings and the divine spirits who, in accordance with cosmic law, unceasingly labor for the honor of God and for the spiritual advancement of his universe children.
Can you not advance in your concept of God's dealing with man to that level where you recognize that the watchword of the universe is progress? Through long ages the human race has struggled to reach its present position. Throughout all these millenniums Providence has been working out the plan of progressive evolution. the two thoughts are not opposed in practice, only in man's mistaken concepts. Divine providence is never arrayed in opposition to true human progress, either temporal or spiritual. Providence is always consistent with the unchanging and perfect nature of the supreme Lawmaker. [The Supreme Invitation-Command of our loving and merciful Father God is: "Be you perfect; even as I AM perfect." We do live and progress in a very friendly and Fatherly universe ! Our Master Jesus made, and is making, it all perfect ! The Grand Universe timetable is probably about one trillion years; mankind has only been on our 4.5 billion year old earth for just about one million years -- thus we are young and immature -- so be calm and patient and enjoy your personal and our Brotherhood of all Mankind never-ending ultimate and absolute perfection destiny unfolding.]
"God is faithful" and "all his commandments are just." "His faithfulness is established in the very skies." "Forever, O Lord, your Word is settled in Heaven. Your faithfulness is to all generations; you have established the earth and it abides." "He is a faithful Creator."
There is no limitation of the forces and personalities which the Father may use to uphold his purpose and sustain his creatures. "The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms." "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." "Behold, He who keeps us shall neither slumber nor sleep." "We know that all things work together for good to those who love God," "for the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers."
God upholds "all things by the word of his power." And when new worlds are born, He "sends forth his Sons and they are created." God not only creates, but He "preserves them all." God constantly upholds all things material and all beings spiritual. The universes are eternally stable. There is stability in the midst of apparent instability. There is an underlying order and security in the midst of the energy upheavals and the physical cataclysms of the starry realms.
The Universal Father has not withdrawn from the management of the universes; He is not an inactive Deity. If God should retire as the present Upholder of all creation, there would immediately occur a universal collapse. Except for God, there would be no such thing as Reality. At this very moment, as during the remote ages of the past and in the eternal future, God continues to uphold. The divine reach extends around the circle of Eternity. The universe is not wound up like a clock to run just so long and then cease to function; all things are constantly being renewed. The Father unceasingly pours forth [pure Force-] Energy, Light, and Life. The work of God is literal as well as spiritual. "He stretches out the north over the empty space and hangs the earth upon nothing."
A being of my order [a high Paradise-level Divine Counselor] is able to discover ultimate harmony and to detect far-reaching and profound co-ordination in the routine affairs of universe administration. Much that seems disjointed and haphazard to the mortal mind appears orderly and constructive to my understanding. But there is very much going on in the universes that I do not fully comprehend. I have long been a student of, and am more or less conversant with, the recognized forces, energies, minds, morontias, [soul level materials and beings super-material but sub-spiritual] spirits, and personalities of the local universes and the [seven] superuniverses. I have a general understanding of how these agencies and personalities operate, and I am intimately familiar with the workings of the accredited spirit intelligences of the grand universe. Notwithstanding my knowledge of the phenomena of the universes, I am constantly confronted with cosmic reactions which I cannot fully fathom. I am continually encountering apparently fortuitous conspiracies of the interassociation of forces, energies, intellects, and spirits, which I cannot satisfactorily explain.
I am entirely competent to trace out and to analyze the working-of all phenomena directly resulting from the functioning of the Universal Father, the Eternal Son, the Infinite Spirit, and, to a large extent, the Isle of Paradise. My perplexity is occasioned by encountering what appears to be the performance of their mysterious co-ordinates, the three Absolutes of potentiality. These Absolutes seem to supersede matter, to transcend mind, and to supervene spirit. I am constantly confused and often perplexed by my inability to comprehend these complex transactions which I attribute to the presences and performances of the Unqualified Absolute, the Deity Absolute, and the Universal Absolute. [Total Reality has seven infinite Absolutes: God the Father, the Son, the Spirit of the Paradise Trinity, Infinite Paradise, and the Three as One Absolutes just mentioned here. More on this to follow here later.]
These Absolutes must be the not-fully-revealed presences abroad in the universe which, in the phenomena of space potency and in the function of other superultimates, render it impossible for physicists, philosophers, or even religionists to predict with certainty as to just how the primordials of force, concept, or spirit will respond to demands made in a complex reality situation involving supreme adjustments and ultimate values.
There is also an organic unity in the universes of time and space which seems to underlie the whole fabric of cosmic events. This living presence of the evolving Supreme Being, this Immanence of the Projected Incomplete, is inexplicably manifested ever and anon by what appears to be an amazingly fortuitous co-ordination of apparently unrelated universe happenings. This must be the function of Providence--the realm of the Supreme Being and the Conjoint Actor.
I am inclined to believe that it is this far-flung and generally unrecognizable control of the co-ordination and interassociation of all phases and forms of universe activity that causes such a variegated and apparently hopelessly confused medley of physical, mental, moral, and spiritual phenomena so unerringly to work out to the glory of God and for the good of men and angels.
But in the larger sense the apparent "accidents" of the cosmos are undoubtedly a part of the finite drama of the time-space adventure of the Infinite in his eternal manipulation of the Absolutes.
2. GOD AND NATURE
Nature is in a limited sense the physical habit of God. The conduct, or action, of God is qualified and provisionally modified by the experimental plans and the evolutionary patterns of a local universe, a constellation, a system, or a planet. God acts in accordance with a well-defined, unchanging, immutable law throughout the wide-spreading master universe; but he modifies the patterns of his action so as to contribute to the co-ordinate and balanced conduct of each universe, constellation, system, planet, and personality in accordance with the local objects, aims, and plans of the finite projects of evolutionary unfolding.
Therefore, nature, as mortal man understands it, presents the underlying foundation and fundamental background of a changeless Deity and his immutable laws, modified by, fluctuating because of, and experiencing upheavals through, the working of the local plans, purposes, patterns, and conditions which have been inaugurated and are being carried out by the local universe, constellation, system, and planetary forces and personalities. For example: As God's laws have been ordained in Nebadon [our local universe made by Jesus] , they are modified by the plans established by the Creator Son and Creative Spirit of this local universe; and in addition to all this the operation of these laws has been further influenced by the errors, defaults, and insurrections of certain beings [Lucifer and Satan rebellion 200,00 years ago and also the Adam and Eve default about 37,000 years ago; since Pentecost of AD30, Jesus has stripped them of all powers and of all evil influences upon all humans] resident upon your planet and belonging to your immediate planetary system. [of 619 of eventually about 1000 inhabited worlds in our system]
Nature is a time-space resultant of two cosmic factors: first, the immutability, perfection, and rectitude of Paradise Deity, and second, the experimental plans, executive blunders, insurrectionary errors, incompleteness of development, and imperfection of wisdom of the extra-Paradise creatures, from the highest to the lowest. Nature therefore carries a uniform, unchanging, majestic, and marvelous thread of perfection from the circle of Eternity; but in each universe, on each planet, and in each individual life, this nature is modified, qualified, and perchance marred by the acts, the mistakes, and the disloyalties of the creatures of the evolutionary systems and universes; and therefore must nature ever be of a changing mood, whimsical withal, though stable underneath, and varied in accordance with the operating procedures of a local universe.
Nature is the perfection of Paradise divided by the incompletion, evil, and sin of the unfinished universes. This quotient is thus expressive of both the perfect and the partial, of both the eternal and the temporal. Continuing evolution modifies nature by augmenting the content of Paradise perfection and by diminishing the content of the evil, error, and disharmony of relative reality.
God is not personally present in nature or in any of the forces of nature, for the phenomenon of nature is the superimposition of the imperfections of progressive evolution and, sometimes, the consequences of insurrectionary rebellion, upon the Paradise foundations of God's universal law. As it appears on such a world as Earth, nature can never be the adequate expression, the true representation, the faithful portrayal, of an all-wise and infinite God.
Nature, on your world, is a qualification of the laws of perfection by the evolutionary plans of the local universe. What a travesty to worship nature because it is in a limited, qualified sense pervaded by God; because it is a phase of the universal and, therefore, divine power ! Nature also is a manifestation of the unfinished, the incomplete, the imperfect outworkings of the development, growth, and progress of a universe experiment in cosmic evolution.
The apparent defects of the natural world are not indicative of any such corresponding defects in the character of God. Rather are such observed imperfections merely the inevitable stop-moments in the exhibition of the ever-moving reel of infinity picturization. It is these very defect-interruptions of perfection-continuity which make it possible for the finite mind of material man to catch a fleeting glimpse of divine reality in time and space. The material manifestations of divinity appear defective to the evolutionary mind of man only because mortal man persists in viewing the phenomena of nature through natural eyes, human vision unaided by morontia mota [soul wisdom] or by revelation, its compensatory substitute on the worlds of time.
And nature is marred, her beautiful face is scarred, her features are seared, by the rebellion, the misconduct, the misthinking of the myriads of creatures who are a part of nature, but who have contributed to her disfigurement in time. No, nature is not God. Nature is not an object of worship. [also know that there are no "holy lands" on this mudball Earth ! Dumb Humans try to make their own favored lands "holy"; that is such stupidity ! God and Jesus and Their One Combined Spirit of Truth are omnipresent upon all Humans worldwide without favor or respect of persons. There are no "chosen races" and no "chosen nations". In Truth, God sees no nations at all; only the Individual Human and his immediate nuclear family and the one worldwide Brotherhood of all Mankind. Jesus is calling all of us to love all persons equally ! Even to dare to "Love your enemy." All the intervening gangs, clans, tribes, cities, counties, states and nations are just temporary, finite Human institutions, which are still slowly evolving and combining into one planetary government of all people, by all people and for all people. Humans here are slowly becoming more like the perfect eternal nature of Jesus: each a Divine-Human with sacred Divine-Human rights. ]
# 184 published Aug 26, 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]
3. GOD'S UNCHANGING CHARACTER
All too long has man thought of God as one like himself. God is not, never was, and never will be jealous of man or any other being in the universe of universes. Knowing that the Creator Son [our Master Maker Jesus Christ] intended man to be the masterpiece of the planetary creation, to be the ruler of all the earth, the sight of his being dominated by his own baser passions, the spectacle of his bowing down before idols of wood, stone, gold, and selfish ambition--these sordid scenes stir God and his Sons to be jealous for man, but never of him.
The eternal God is incapable of wrath and anger in the sense of these human emotions and as man understands such reactions. These sentiments are mean and despicable; they are hardly worthy of being called human, much less divine; and such attitudes are utterly foreign to the perfect nature and gracious character of the Universal Father. [Never did our Father God "repent of making man"; never did He or any of his Paradise Sons and high Spirits ever make any mistakes! Only out in the lower, incomplete universe levels have a few fallen junior agents of God gone into defaults and rebellions. In AD30 -on, Jesus Christ has restored our individual spiritual status and divine destiny; but humans still have full freewill choice to act more Godlike or as unspiritual animals or worse. Count the costs !]
Much, very much, of the difficulty which Earth mortals have in understanding God is due to the far-reaching consequences of the Lucifer rebellion [and Satan's and the former planetary prince's] betrayal. On worlds not segregated by sin, the evolutionary races are able to formulate far better ideas of the Universal Father; they suffer less from confusion, distortion, and perversion of concept.
God repents of nothing he has ever done, now does, or ever will do. He is all-wise as well as all-powerful. Man's grows out of the trials and errors of human experience; God's wisdom consists in the unqualified perfection of his infinite universe insight, and this divine foreknowledge effectively directs the creative free will.
The Universal Father never does anything that causes subsequent sorrow or regret, but the will creatures of the planning and making of his Creator personalities in the outlying universes, by their unfortunate choosing, sometimes occasion emotions of divine sorrow in the personalities of their Creator parents. But though the Father neither makes mistakes, harbors regrets, nor experiences sorrows, He is a being with a father's affection, and his heart is undoubtedly grieved when his children fail to attain the spiritual levels they are capable of reaching with the assistance which has been so freely provided by the spiritual-attainment plans and the mortal-ascension policies of the universes.
The infinite goodness of the Father is beyond the comprehension of the finite mind of time; hence must there always be afforded a contrast with comparative evil (not sin) for the effective exhibition of all phases of relative goodness. Perfection of divine goodness can be discerned by mortal imperfection of insight only because it stands in contrastive association with relative imperfection in the relationships of time and matter in the motions of space.
The character of God is infinitely superhuman; therefore must such a nature of divinity be Personalized, as in the divine Sons, before it can even be faith-grasped by the finite mind of man. [In our Living, Perfect GODMAN JESUS; we can and do see the Perfect, loving and merciful and saving nature of the Paradise Father-Infinite of All Reality ! Amen !]
4. THE REALIZATION OF GOD
God is the only stationary, self-contained, and changeless being in the whole universe of universes, having no outside, no beyond, no past, and no future. God is purposive energy (creative spirit) and absolute will, and these are self-existent and universal. [Thus You, Dear Reader, are now fully inside of God ! You can never run away from Him in Spirit Reality, only briefly here in some possible soul and/or mind unreality delusions. God never changes; all past and all future are open to Him and his eternal unchanging purpose for each Individual and the whole Family of God ! He calls you and all to (eventually) be perfect as HE IS]
Since God is self-existent, He is absolutely independent. The very identity of God is inimical to change. "I, the Lord, change not." God is immutable; but not until you achieve Paradise status can you even begin to understand how God can pass from simplicity to complexity, from identity to variation, from quiescence to motion, from infinity to finitude, from the divine to the human, and from unity to duality and triunity. And God can thus modify the manifestations of his absoluteness because divine immutability does not imply immobility; God has will -- He is will.
God is the being of absolute self-determination; there are not limits to his universe reactions save those which are self-imposed, and his freewill acts are conditioned only by those divine qualities and perfect attributes which inherently characterize his eternal nature. Therefore is God related to the universe as the Being of final goodness plus a free will of creative Infinity.
The Father-Absolute is the Creator of the Central and perfect universe [Infinite nuclear Paradise and the one billion surrounding, circling Havona Spheres (all perfect and all perfected levels)] and the Father of all other Creators. Personality, goodness, and numerous other characteristics, God shares with man and other beings, but infinity of will is his alone. God is limited in his creative acts only by the sentiments of his eternal nature and by the dictates of his infinite wisdom. God personally chooses only that which is infinitely perfect, hence the supernal perfection of the Central universe; and while the Creator Sons [our Creator Father-Son Jesus Christ Michael here] fully share his divinity, even phases of his absoluteness, they are not altogether limited by that finality of wisdom which directs the Father's infinity of will. Hence, in the Michael order of Sonship, creative free will becomes even more active, wholly divine and well-nigh ultimate, if not absolute. The Father is infinite and eternal, but to deny the possibility of his volitional self-limitation amounts to a denial of this very concept of his Volitional Absoluteness.
God's absoluteness pervades all seven levels of universe reality. And the whole of this absolute nature is subject to the relationship of the Creator to his universe creature family. Precision may characterize trinitarian justice in the universe of universes, but in all his vast family relationship with the creatures of time the God of universes is governed by divine sentiment. First and last -- eternally -- the infinite God is a Father. Of all the possible titles by which He might appropriately be known, I [a high Paradise-level Divine Counselor] have been instructed to portray the God of all creation as the Universal Father.
In God the Father freewill performances are not ruled by power, nor are they guided by intellect alone; the Divine Personality is defined as consisting in Spirit and manifesting himself to the universes as love. Therefore, in all his personal relations with the creature personalities of the universes, the First Source and Center is always and consistently a loving Father. God is a Father in the highest sense of the term. He is eternally motivated by the perfect idealism of divine love, and that tender nature finds its strongest expression and greatest satisfaction in loving and being loved.
In science, God is the First Cause; in religion, the universal and loving Father; in philosophy, the One Being who exists by himself, not dependent on any other being for existence but beneficently conferring reality of existence on all things and upon all other beings. But it requires Revelation to show that the First Cause of science and the self-existent Unity of philosophy are the God of religion, full of mercy and goodness and pledged to effect the eternal survival of his children on earth. [Thank You our Holy Father-Son-Spirit for CONTINUING to ever give us more and higher Revelations and to be with us in Spirit as we continue to progress in spirit, soul, mind and body to grasp ever more of You and Your Realities !]
We crave the concept of the Infinite, but we worship the experience-idea of God, our anywhere and any-time capacity to grasp the Personality and Divinity factors of our highest concept of Deity.
The consciousness of a victorious human life on earth is born of that creature faith which dares to challenge each recurring episode of existence when confronted with the awful spectacle of human limitations, by the unfailing declaration: Even if I cannot do this, there lives in me One who can and will do it, a part of the Father-Absolute of the universe of universes. And that is "the victory which overcomes the world, even your faith." [Ask our ever-present Father God in Jesus to give you a sacred God-conscious experience to allow you to EXPERIENCE HIM/THEM and not just have some 2nd- or 3rd- or lower- handed down intellectual IDEAS ABOUT God ! On average, this usually first happens here on earth to normal humans at about ages 30-40 which are the normal ages of dawing soul awareness stronger than just mind awareness. Later, states of ever higher Spirit awareness will unfold upon and within you; be patient and live in sincere faith in our loving and merciful Everlasting One Father-Son-Spirit God.]
5. ERRONEOUS IDEAS OF GOD
Religious tradition is the imperfectly preserved record of the experiences of the God-knowing men of past ages, but such records are untrustworthy as guides for religious living or as the source of true information about the Universal Father. Such ancient beliefs have been invariably altered by the fact that primitive man was a mythmaker. [The True Word of God here with us is JESUS Who Is Spirit; He is the only living Spirit of living Truth on this planet and in his large universe ! GOD IS SPIRIT and not merely a sacred book or bible ! Infinite difference ! Behold our God ! Not merely read about what some unknown person in the dim past thought about Him. The Bible has no record of what Jesus did or said between His Incarnate ages of 12 through 30 here ! He did much good Ministry and Revelation then, as well as NOW !]
One of the greatest sources of confusion on Earth concerning the nature of God grows out of the failure of your sacred books clearly to distinguish between the Personalities of the Paradise Trinity and between Paradise Deity and the local universe Creators and administrators. During the past dispensations of partial understanding, your priests and prophets failed clearly to differentiate between Planetary Princes, System Sovereigns, Constellation Fathers, Creator Sons, Superuniverse Rulers, the Supreme Being, and the Universal Father. Many of the messages of subordinate personalities, such as Life Carriers and various orders of angels, have been, in your records, presented as coming from God himself. World religious thought still confuses the associate personalities of Deity with the Universal Father himself, so that all are included under one appellation. [Jesus and the Holy Spirit and the Father-Infinite are all as One in Spirit ! but each is a different Personality ! and each with different functions and attributes.]
The people of Earth continue to suffer from the influence of primitive concepts of God. The gods who go on a rampage in the storm; who shake the earth in their wrath and strike down men in their anger; who inflict their judgments of displeasure in times of famine and flood -- these are the gods of primitive religion; they are not the Gods who live and rule the universes. Such concepts are a relic of the times when men supposed that the universe was under the guidance and domination of the whims of such imaginary gods. But mortal man is beginning to realize that he lives in a realm of comparative law and order as far as concerns the administrative policies and conduct of the Supreme Creators and the Supreme Controllers.
The barbarous idea of appeasing an angry God, of propitiating an offended Lord, of winning the favor of Deity through sacrifices and penance and even by the shedding of blood, represents a religion wholly puerile and primitive, a philosophy unworthy of an enlightened age of science and truth. Such beliefs are utterly repulsive to the celestial beings and the divine rulers who serve and reign in the universes. It is an affront to God to believe, hold, or teach that innocent blood must be shed in order to win his favor or to divert the fictitious divine wrath.
The Hebrews believed that "without the shedding of blood there could be no remission of sin." They had not found deliverance from the old and pagan idea that the Gods could not be appeased except by the sight of blood, though Moses did make a distinct advance when he forbade human sacrifices and substituted therefor, in the primitive minds of his childlike Bedouin followers, the ceremonial sacrifice of animals.
The bestowal of a Paradise Son [JESUS Incarnate GODMAN here 7BC-AD30 and now STILL HERE FULLY IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH !] on your world was inherent in the situation of closing a planetary age; it was inescapable, and it was not made necessary for the purpose of winning the favor of God. This bestowal also happened to be the final personal act of a Creator Son in the long adventure of earning the experiential Sovereignty of his universe. ["It is finished !"] What a travesty upon the infinite character of God ! this teaching that his fatherly heart in all its austere coldness and hardness was so untouched by the misfortunes and sorrows of his creatures that his tender mercies were not forthcoming until he saw his blameless Son bleeding and dying upon the cross of Calvary! [Paul's "atonement doctrines" derived from earlier, false Egyptian, Persian, Mithraic and Jewish blood-sacrifice doctrines must be soon upstepped to Jesus' pure Teachings of God's love and we each personally striving to ATTUNE to God's Spirit will of the Thought Adjuster within and to become as One (AtOnement Teaching) in God as Jesus Christ IS ! Yes, the New Testament is far superior to the barbaric Old Testament, but TOO MUCH of the so-called New Testament is just old, false beliefs taught by Paul and his imperfect religious experiences! Only the pure eternal Truth of Jesus must be our Guiding Standard and in His One Spirit of the Living, Loving Father God ! If any scripture doesn't sound up to the pure Spirit level of Jesus; it is just partial, relative truths mixed with many human errors.]
But the inhabitants of Earth are to find deliverance from these ancient errors and pagan superstitions respecting the nature of the Universal Father. The Revelation of the Truth about God is appearing, and the human race is destined to know the Universal Father in all that beauty of character and loveliness of attributes so magnificently portrayed by the Creator Son who sojourned on Earth as the Son of Man and the Son of God.
# 185 published Sept 02, 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'S RELATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL
If the finite mind of man is unable to comprehend how so great and so majestic a God as the Universal Father can descend from his eternal abode in infinite perfection to fraternize with the individual human creature, then must such a finite intellect rest assurance of divine fellowship upon the truth of the fact that an actual fragment of the living God resides within the intellect of every normal-minded and morally conscious Earth mortal. The indwelling Thought Adjusters are a part of the eternal Deity of the Paradise Father. Man does not have to go farther than his own inner experience of the soul's contemplation of this spiritual-reality presence to find God and attempt Communion with Him. [Another good way to realize God's Infinite Presence is to know that God as the Father-Infinite I AM has NO outside and NO beyond; therefore He has to Be within you here and now ! and you have to be within Him here and now ! The good word "enthusiasm" is better seen as "en-Theos-iasm" which means both "God within you" and "you within God".]
God has distributed the infinity of his eternal nature throughout the existential realities of his six absolute co-ordinates, [more on this later] but He may, at any time, make direct personal contact with any part or phase or kind of creation through the agency of his prepersonal fragments. And the eternal God has also reserved to himself the prerogative of bestowing [I AM] Personality upon the divine Creators and the living creatures of the universe of universes, while He has further reserved the prerogative of maintaining direct and Parental Contact with all these personal beings through the Personality Circuit.
[There are four main Gravity Presence Circuits: Personality, Spirit, Mind, Force-energy-matter. Just as different spheres of matter are attracted to each other by our physical gravity circuit here, kindred-persons and kindred-spirits and kindred-minds are also attracted to each other. The Attraction of the Paradise Father and our True Creator Son of God -- our GODMAN JESUS -- is infinite in potential and absolute and ultimate and supreme in Actual Universe Reality here, now and forevermore.]
1. THE APPROACH TO GOD
The inability of the finite creature to approach the infinite Father is inherent, not in the Father's aloofness, but in the finiteness and material limitations of created beings. The magnitude of the spiritual difference between the highest Personality of universe existence and the lower groups of created intelligences is inconceivable. Were it possible for the lower orders of intelligence to be transported instantly into the presence of the Father himself, they would not know they were there. They would there be just as oblivious of the presence of the Universal Father as where they now are. [!!! Wow !! In Jesus here, the way into the Father is obtainable in Spirit !] There is a long, long road ahead of mortal man before he can consistently and within the realms of possibility ask for safe onduct into the Paradise presence of the Universal Father. Spiritually, man must be translated many times before he can attain a plane that will yield the spiritual vision which will enable him to see even any one of the Seven Master Spirits. [a few living humans here have been granted trial visits into the Father on Paradise when in Spirit in our universe Creator Father-Son Jesus Christ Michael ! But finite human soul and mind limitations make this impossible to fully share -- human to human -- unless both humans have first had/have this eternal BirthDay Sacred experience. Only Spirit can Reveal Spirit to Spirit; hence we first must be Spirit Born in God in Jesus ! Now is a good time in eternity to seek Him ...]
Our Father is not in hiding; He is not in arbitrary seclusion. He has mobilized the resources of divine wisdom in a never-ending effort to reveal himself to the children of his universal domains. There is an infinite grandeur and an inexpressible generosity connected with the majesty of his love which causes him to yearn for the association of every created being who can comprehend, love, or approach him; and it is, therefore, the limitations inherent in you, inseparable from your finite personality and material existence, that determine the time and place and circumstances in which you may achieve the goal of the journey of mortal ascension and stand in the presence of the Father at the center of all things.
Although the approach to the Paradise presence of the Father must await your attainment of the highest finite levels of spirit progression, you should rejoice in the recognition of the ever-present possibility of immediate Communion with the bestowal spirit of the Father so intimately associated with your inner soul and your spiritualizing self.
The mortals of the realms of time and space may differ greatly in innate abilities and intellectual endowment, they may enjoy environments exceptionally favorable to social advancement and moral progress, or they may suffer from the lack of almost every human aid to culture and supposed advancement in the arts of civilization; but the possibilities for spiritual progress in the ascension career are equal to all; increasing levels of spiritual insight and cosmic meanings are attained quite independently of all such sociomoral differentials of the diversified material environments on the evolutionary worlds. [Jesus teaches us that He here and God on Paradise are One and are no respecter of persons ! Their love and Spirit Presence envelope and pervade all humans the SAME WAY ! Thus Jesus teaches us to dare to love all -- even to love our enemies ! They TOO are EQUALLY Beloved sons of God in Jesus just AS YOU ARE ! Amen !!]
However Earth mortals may differ in their intellectual, social, economic, and even moral opportunities and endowments, forget not that their spiritual endowment is uniform and unique. They all enjoy the same Divine Presence of the Gift from the Father, and they are all equally privileged to seek intimate personal Communion with this indwelling Spirit of divine origin, while they may all equally choose to accept the uniform spiritual leading of these Mystery Monitors. [The perfect will of God within you -- the divine Thought Adjusters -- is the same One will of God for each and for all ! Thus we must all seek to learn and obey the One Will of God in/as Jesus and in/as Spirit ! This means that this backward world will continue to progress and eventuallu we will all have and enjoy one worldwide moral code, one planetary law, one planetary language, one combined race, one Godly government, and finally, much later, one true world religion in Jesus in Spirit ! Then this planet will be admitted into God's Light and Life on a planetary and universe basis; now God's Light and Life in jesus is Individually (humanly) received by all sincere Truth lovers !]
If mortal man is wholeheartedly spiritually motivated, unreservedly consecrated to the doing of the Father's will, then, since he is so certainly and so effectively spiritually endowed by the indwelling and divine Adjuster, there cannot fail to materialize in that individual's experience the sublime consciousness of knowing God and the supernal assurance of surviving for the purpose of finding God by the progressive experience of becoming more and more like him.
Man is spiritually indwelt by a surviving Thought Adjuster. If such a human mind is sincerely and spiritually motivated, if such a human soul desires to know God and become like him, honestly wants to do the Father's will, there exists no negative influence of mortal deprivation nor positive power of possible interference which can prevent such a divinely motivated soul from securely ascending to the portals of Paradise.
The Father desires all his creatures to be in personal Communion with him. He has on Paradise a place to receive all those whose survival status and spiritual nature make possible such attainment. [Jesus has made the perfect True Light Way for each and all humans to survive and to find the Father in Him !!! Amen ! Thank You Jesus ! ...] Therefore settle in your philosophy now and forever: To each of you and to all of us, God is approachable, the Father is attainable, the way is open; the forces of divine love and the ways and means of divine administration are all interlocked in an effort to facilitate the advancement of every worthy intelligence of every universe to the Paradise presence of the Universal Father.
The fact that vast time is involved in the attainment of God makes the Presence and Personality of the Infinite none the less Real. Your ascension is a part of the circuit of the seven superuniverses, and though you swing around it countless times, you may expect, in spirit and in status, to be ever swinging inward. You can depend upon being translated from sphere to sphere, from the outer circuits ever nearer the inner center, and some day, doubt not, you shall stand in the divine and central Presence and see Him, figuratively speaking, face to face. [and Light into Light in Light --the perfected Son in Spirit into the Father ...] It is a question of the attainment of actual and literal spiritual levels; and these spiritual levels are attainable by any being who has been indwelt by a Mystery Monitor, and who has subsequently eternally fused [as One Divine-Human in Spirit]] with that Thought Adjuster.
The Father is not in spiritual hiding, but so many of his creatures have hidden themselves away in the mists of their own willful decisions and for the time being have separated themselves from the Communion of his Spirit and the Spirit of his Son by the choosing of their own perverse ways and by the indulgence of the self-assertiveness of their intolerant minds and unspiritual natures.
Mortal man may draw near God and may repeatedly forsake the divine will so long as the power of choice remains. Man's final doom is not sealed until he has lost the power to choose the Father's will. There is never a closure of the Father's heart to the need and the petition of his children. Only do his offspring close their hearts forever to the Father's drawing power when they finally and forever lose the desire to do his divine will--to know him and to be like him. Likewise is man's eternal destiny assured when Adjuster fusion proclaims to the universe that such an ascender has made the final and irrevocable choice to live the Father's will.
The great God makes direct contact with mortal man and gives a part of his infinite and eternal and incomprehensible Self to live and dwell within him. God has embarked upon the eternal adventure with man. If you yield to the leadings of the spiritual forces in you and around you, you cannot fail to attain the high destiny established by a loving God as the universe goal of his ascendant creatures from the evolutionary worlds of space. ["Onto us is Born (Incarnate Deity-Man) a Child, unto us a (Divine Creator) Son is given: and ..." Prayerfully and in the Spirit of Truth peruse again Isa 9:6 (and with or without also singing or playing Handel's "Messiah")]
2. THE PRESENCE OF GOD
The physical presence of the Infinite is the reality of the material universe. The mind presence of Deity must be determined by the depth of individual intellectual experience and by the evolutionary personality level. The spiritual presence of Divinity must of necessity be differential in the universe. It is determined by the spiritual capacity of receptivity and by the degree of the consecration of the creature's will to the doing of the divine will.
God lives in every one of his spirit-born sons. The Paradise Sons always have access to the presence of God, "the right hand of the Father," and all of his creature personalities have access to the "bosom of the Father." This refers to the Personality Circuit, whenever, wherever, and however contacted, or otherwise entails personal, self-conscious contact and Communion with the Universal Father, whether at the central abode or at some other designated place, as on one of the seven sacred spheres of Paradise.
The divine presence cannot, however, be discovered anywhere in nature or even in the lives of God-knowing mortals so fully and so certainly as in your attempted communion with the indwelling Mystery Monitor, the Paradise Thought Adjuster. What a mistake to dream of God far off in the skies when the spirit of the Universal Father lives within your own mind !
It is because of this God fragment that indwells you that you can hope, as you progress in harmonizing with the Adjuster's spiritual leadings, more fully to discern the Presence and Transforming Power of those other spiritual influences that surround you and impinge upon you but do not function as an integral part of you. [For example He the Spirit of Truth, also known as the Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth, also known as our Universe Sovereign Savior Jesus !] The fact that you are not intellectually conscious of close and intimate contact with the indwelling Adjuster does not in the least disprove such an exalted experience. The proof of fraternity with the divine Adjuster consists wholly in the nature and extent of the fruits of the Spirit which are yielded in the life experience of the individual believer. "By their fruits you shall know them."
It is exceedingly difficult for the meagerly spiritualized, material mind of mortal man to experience marked consciousness of the spirit activities of such divine entities as the Paradise Adjusters. As the soul of joint mind and Adjuster creation becomes increasingly existent, there also evolves a new phase of soul consciousness which is capable of experiencing the presence, and of recognizing the spirit leadings and other supermaterial activities, of the Mystery Monitors. [Here on Earth now, the average human becomes partly soul-conscious at around age 30 to 40 years. Then you as a spirit of God led soul can also help to control your lower mind and body.]
The entire experience of Adjuster communion is one involving moral status mental motivation, and spiritual experience. The self-realization of such an achievement is mainly, though not exclusively, limited to the realms of soul consciousness, but the proofs are forthcoming and abundant in the manifestation of the fruits of the Spirit in the lives of all such inner-spirit contactors. [Jesus has told us that the fruits of the Spirit which are yielded in the lives of spirit-born and God-knowing mortals are: loving service, unselfish devotion, courageous loyalty, sincere fairness, enlightened honesty, undying hope, confiding trust, merciful ministry, unfailing goodness, forgiving tolerance, and enduring peace.]