"True (and false) Liberty and Freedom on All Levels", Part 14
37 minutes and 32 seconds long
Host Brother Dave, a Jesusonian
Note: Here I redid my three minute INTRODUCTION; as the old one started sounding muddy. I also slightly changed and improved it
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PAPER 136. Baptism [of Jesus] and the Forty Days
3. The Forty Days
136:3.5 While he [Jesus] tarried on the mountain, [Mt. Hermon in the land of the Gentiles] talking with Gabriel, [our local universe Chief Executive under Jesus,] the Constellation Father of Edentia appeared to Jesus and Gabriel in person, saying: “The records are completed. The sovereignty of [Jesus Christ] Michael number 611,121 over his universe of Nebadon rests in completion at the right hand of the Universal Father. I bring to you the bestowal release of Immanuel, your sponsor-brother for the Urantia incarnation. You are at liberty now or at any subsequent time, in the manner of your own choosing, to terminate your incarnation bestowal, ascend to the right hand of your Father, receive your sovereignty, and assume your well-earned unconditional rulership of all Nebadon. I also testify to the completion of the records of the superuniverse, by authorization of the Ancients of Days, having to do with the termination of all sin-rebellion in your universe and endowing you with full and unlimited authority to deal with any and all such possible upheavals in the future. Technically, your work on Urantia [Earth] and in the flesh of the mortal creature is finished. Your course from now on is a matter of your own choosing.” [Jesus then was Vicegerent Deity -- Representative Deity status. By His decision to stay here longer, fully doing God's will, the Paradise Universal Father then elevated Jesus Christ Michael up to a higher Master Son Who is fully God to all of us in His/our local universe of Nebadon ! That was May 18, A.D. 30 - on when Jesus Christ Michael returned here as He the Spirit of Truth -- as God ! and He is Eternally with us as we long ascend into final Paradise Residence and eternally beyond !]
5. The First Great Decision
136:6.3 Jesus’ human nature dictated that the first duty was self-preservation; that is the normal attitude of the natural man on the worlds of time and space, and it is, therefore, a legitimate reaction of a Urantia [Earth] mortal. But Jesus was not concerned merely with this world and its creatures; he was living a life designed to instruct and inspire the manifold creatures of a far-flung universe. [Spirit beings in 570 heavenly spheres in Nebadon and approaching ten million human-inhabited worlds therein !]
136:6.6 The Jews were expecting a Messiah who would do even greater wonders than Moses, ...but [Jesus] decided against such a magnificent program of power and glory. Jesus looked upon such a course of expected miracle working as a harking back to the olden days of ignorant magic and the degraded practices of the savage medicine men. Possibly, for the salvation of his creatures, he might accelerate natural law, but to transcend his own laws, either for the benefit of himself or the overawing of his fellow men, that he would not do. And the Master’s decision was final.
8. The Fourth Decision
136:8.2 Jesus very wisely foresaw that the working of miracles and the execution of wonders would call forth only outward allegiance by overawing the material mind; such performances would not reveal God nor save men. He refused to become a mere wonder-worker. He resolved to become occupied with but a single task — the establishment of the kingdom of heaven.
9. The Fifth Decision
136:9.7 The idea of battle, contention, and slaughter was repugnant to Jesus; he would have none of it. He would appear on earth as the Prince of Peace to reveal a God of love. Before his baptism he had again refused the offer of the Zealots to lead them in rebellion against the Roman oppressors. And now he made his final decision regarding those Scriptures which his mother had taught him, such as: “The Lord has said to me, ‘You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”[We love and follow only Jesus and His Words of Eternal Truth, not the thousands of barbaric, ungodly quotes of unknown human authors of the Old Testament !]
136:9.13 Throughout his public ministry he was confronted with the necessity of dealing with three constantly recurring situations: the clamor to be fed, the insistence on miracles, and the final request that he allow his followers to make him king. But Jesus never departed from the decisions which he made during these days of his isolation in the Perean hills.
10. The Sixth Decision
136:10.1 On the last day of this memorable isolation, before starting down the mountain to join John and his disciples, the Son of Man made his final decision. And this decision he communicated to the Personalized Adjuster in these words, “And in all other matters, as in these now of decision-record, I pledge you I will be subject to the will of my Father.” And when he had thus spoken, he journeyed down the mountain. And his face shone with the glory of spiritual victory and moral achievement.
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