Teacher-Brother Dave's Compilation of
TOPICAL STUDIES from
THE NEW EPOCHAL REVELATION OF TRUTH.
Topical Study number 94
"NEW ! -- Gospel, Life, Light, Message, Reality, Spirit, Teacher, Teaching, Truth, Way"
[Part 1 of many]
Teacher-Brother Dave's initial comments: I am presenting some of my Topical Studies from the fully public domain, 2097 page, Fifth Epochal Revelation of Truth and with my added comments. The Revealed text is free of copyright, so you may freely share individually these supernal quotes with your friends and relatives. But my order of selections, font types for emphasis and my added comments are Copyright 2012 through 2016 by Dave@PureChristians.org All Rights Reserved. Contact me first about using the whole Study or group of Studies. These will be published here each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 PM CST.
[My added comments of explanation below are in these square brackets]
0:0.2 It is exceedingly difficult to present enlarged concepts and advanced truth, in our endeavor to expand cosmic consciousness and enhance spiritual perception, when we [high Paradise and superuniverse spiritual beings] are restricted to the use of a circumscribed language of the realm. But our mandate admonishes us to make every effort to convey our meanings by using the word symbols of the English tongue. We have been instructed to introduce new terms only when the concept to be portrayed finds no terminology in English which can be employed to convey such a new concept partially or even with more or less distortion of meaning.
V. PERSONALITY REALITIES
0:5.10 4. Soul. The soul of man is an experiential acquirement. As a mortal creature chooses to “do the will of the Father in heaven,” so the indwelling Spirit becomes the father of a new reality in human experience. The mortal and material mind is the mother of this same emerging reality. The substance of this new reality is neither material nor spiritual — it is morontial. This is the emerging and immortal soul which is destined to survive mortal death and begin the Paradise ascension.
0:12.12 Successive planetary revelations of divine truth invariably embrace the highest existing concepts of spiritual values as a part of the new and enhanced co-ordination of planetary knowledge. Accordingly, in making these presentations about God and his universe associates, we have selected as the basis of these papers more than one thousand human concepts representing the highest and most advanced planetary knowledge of spiritual values and universe meanings. Wherein these human concepts, assembled from the God-knowing mortals of the past and the present, [around A.D. 1935] are inadequate to portray the truth as we are directed to reveal it, we will unhesitatingly supplement them, for this purpose drawing upon our own superior knowledge of the reality and divinity of the Paradise Deities and their transcendent residential universe. [Eternal Paradise.]
PART I THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES
PAPER 2 THE NATURE OF GOD
1. THE INFINITY OF GOD
2:1.5 No thing is new to God, and no cosmic event ever comes as a surprise; he inhabits the circle of eternity. He is without beginning or end of days. To God there is no past, present, or future; all time is present at any given moment. He is the great and only I AM.
7. DIVINE TRUTH AND BEAUTY
2:7.10 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.
PAPER 3 THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
4. GOD'S LIMITLESSNESS
3:4.2 [Profound ! on the Super-infinity and Super infinities of God 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 would still be surcharged with the same degree of force and energy; the Unqualified Absolute 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.
PAPER 4 GOD’S RELATION TO THE UNIVERSE
1. THE UNIVERSE ATTITUDE OF THE FATHER
4:1.6 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 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.”
PAPER 5 GOD’S RELATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL
2. THE PRESENCE OF GOD
5:2.5 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. [God within you; ever fusing into one with and as you ! God's will !] 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. [Also called Thought Adjusters]
PAPER 12 THE UNIVERSE OF UNIVERSES
1. SPACE LEVELS OF THE MASTER UNIVERSE
12:1.12 The Seven Superuniverses are not primary physical organizations; nowhere do their boundaries divide a nebular family, neither do they cross a local universe, a prime creative unit. Each superuniverse [of 100,000 local universes, and one trillion human-inhabited planets when this Supreme Grand Universe Age is complete. Now about 60% done, hundreds of billions of years to go] is simply a geographic space clustering of approximately one seventh of the organized and partially inhabited post-Havona creation, and each is about equal in the number of local universes embraced and in the space encompassed. Nebadon, your local universe, is one of the newer creations in Orvonton, the seventh superuniverse. [Our Nebadon, being created by Jesus Christ Michael, is only around 400 billion years old. Yes, the whole universe of universes is much bigger and older than our scientists and astronomers now estimate.]
2. THE DOMAINS OF THE UNQUALIFIED ABSOLUTE
12:2.3 In the not-distant future, new telescopes will reveal to the wondering gaze of Urantian astronomers no less than 375 million new galaxies in the remote stretches of outer space. At the same time these more powerful telescopes will disclose that many island universes formerly believed to be in outer space are really a part of the galactic system of Orvonton. The seven superuniverses are still growing; the periphery of each is gradually expanding; new nebulae are constantly being stabilized and organized; and some of the nebulae which Earth's astronomers regard as extragalactic are actually on the fringe of Orvonton and are traveling along with us.
12:2.6 Throughout Orvonton it is believed that a new type of creation is in process, an order of [outer, larger, higher reality, Master] universes destined to become the scene of the future activities of the assembling [Paradise Spirit-perfected ascended human sons of God in the] Corps of the Finality; and if our conjectures are correct, then the endless future may hold for all of you the same enthralling spectacles that the endless past has held for your seniors and predecessors. [Tremendous Glory and adventures await us in the Eternal, all-loving Family of God !]
9. PERSONAL REALITIES
12:9.1 Spirit is the basic personal reality in the universes, and personality is basic to all progressing experience with spiritual reality. Every phase of personality experience on every successive level of universe progression swarms with clues to the discovery of alluring personal realities. Man’s true destiny consists in the creation of new and spirit goals and then in responding to the cosmic allurements of such supernal goals of nonmaterial value. [Spiritual values are love, mercy, service ministry, truth, beauty and goodness]
12:9.2 Love is the secret of beneficial association between personalities. You cannot really know a person as the result of a single contact. You cannot appreciatingly know music through mathematical deduction, even though music is a form of mathematical rhythm. The number assigned to a telephone subscriber does not in any manner identify the personality of that subscriber or signify anything concerning his character.
12:9.3 Mathematics, material science, is indispensable to the intelligent discussion of the material aspects of the universe, but such knowledge is not necessarily a part of the higher realization of truth or of the personal appreciation of spiritual realities. Not only in the realms of life but even in the world of physical energy, the sum of two or more things is very often something more than, or something different from, the predictable additive consequences of such unions. The entire science of mathematics, the whole domain of philosophy, the highest physics or chemistry, could not predict or know that the union of two gaseous hydrogen atoms with one gaseous oxygen atom would result in a new and qualitatively superadditive substance — liquid water. The understanding knowledge of this one physiochemical phenomenon should have prevented the development of materialistic philosophy and mechanistic cosmology.
PAPER 13 THE SACRED SPHERES OF PARADISE
1. THE SEVEN SACRED WORLDS OF THE FATHER
13:1.21 7. ASCENDINGTON. This unique world is the “bosom of the Father, Son, and Spirit,” the rendezvous of the ascendant creatures of space, the receiving sphere of the pilgrims of time who are passing through the Havona universe on their way to Paradise. Ascendington is the actual Paradise home of the ascendant souls of time and space until they attain Paradise status. You mortals will spend most of your Havona “vacations” on Ascendington. During your Havona life Ascendington will be to you what the reversion directors were during the local and superuniverse ascension. Here you will engage in thousands of activities which are beyond the grasp of mortal imagination. And as on every previous advance in the Godward ascent, your human self will here enter into new relationships with your divine self. [Your Thought Adjuster -- God within you !]
PAPER 16 THE SEVEN MASTER SPIRITS
9. REALITY OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
16:9.6 Jesus not only revealed God to man, but he also made a new revelation of man to himself [Christ, God Incarnate] and to other men. In the life of Jesus you see man at his best. Man thus becomes so beautifully real because Jesus had so much of God in his life, and the realization (recognition) of God is inalienable and constitutive in all men.
PAPER 20 THE PARADISE SONS OF GOD
6. THE MORTAL-BESTOWAL CAREERS
20:6.6 When the bestowal Sons, Creator or Magisterial, enter the portals of death, they reappear on the third day. But you should not entertain the idea that they always meet with the tragic end encountered by the Creator Son who sojourned on your world nineteen hundred years ago. The extraordinary and unusually cruel experience through which Jesus of Nazareth passed has caused Earth to become locally known as “the world of the cross.” It is not necessary that such inhuman treatment be accorded a Son of God, and the vast majority of planets have afforded them a more considerate reception, allowing them to finish their mortal careers, terminate the age, adjudicate the sleeping survivors, and inaugurate a new dispensation, without imposing a violent death. A bestowal Son must encounter [normal, physical] death, must pass through the whole of the actual experience of mortals of the realms, but it is not a requirement of the divine plan that this death be either violent or unusual.
PAPER 21 THE PARADISE CREATOR SONS
1. ORIGIN AND NATURE OF CREATOR SONS
21:1.1 ["When" is time related, this is actually an Eternal Reality Event on timeless and spaceless Absolute Paradise; it is stated as a time sequence for partial human understanding.] When the fullness of absolute spiritual ideation in the Eternal Son encounters the fullness of absolute personality concept in the Universal Father, when such a Creative Union is finally and fully attained, when such absolute identity of Spirit and such infinite oneness of Personality concept occur, then, right then and there, without the loss of anything of personality or prerogative by either of the infinite Deities, there flashes into full-fledged Being a new and original Creator Son, the only-begotten Son of the perfect ideal and the powerful idea whose union produces this new Creator personality of power and perfection. [Our Eternal Father-Son Union Jesus Christ Michael who is our Nebadon Universe Creator and very elder Brother and friend ! He is ever here with us in Spirit ! The New Revelation of God to us since A.D. 30 - on !]
2. THE CREATORS OF LOCAL UNIVERSES
21:2.2 When a Creator Son departs from Paradise to embark upon the adventure of universe making, to become the head — virtually the God — of the local universe of his own organization, then, for the first time, he finds himself in intimate contact with, and in many respects dependent upon, the Third Source and Center. The Infinite Spirit, though abiding with the Father and the Son at the center of all things, is destined to function as the actual and effective helper of each Creator Son. Therefore is each Creator Son accompanied by a Creative Daughter of the Infinite Spirit, that being who is destined to become the Divine Minister, the Mother Spirit of the new local universe. [Our local universe, Nebadon, will have ten million human-inhabited planets when this first grand universe age is completed in maybe 600 billion more years. Now, there are about 3.8 million of these ever-perfecting planets.]
21:2.4 1. Energy-matter is dominated by the Infinite Spirit. Before any new forms of things, great or small, may be created, before any new transformations of energy-matter may be attempted, a Creator Son must secure the consent and working co-operation of the Infinite Spirit. [Here as the Creative Mother Spirit, the Coordinate Partner ("Bride of Christ" -- The Holy Spirit in the Bible) of Jesus Christ Michael]
21:2.5 2. Creature designs and types are controlled by the Eternal Son. Before a Creator Son may engage in the creation of any new type of being, any new design of creature, he must secure the consent of the Eternal and Original Mother Son. [The Paradise Trinity of Father-Son-Spirit may be also thought of as Father-Mother-Spirit, depending on the context. The Infinite Unity and infinite Diversity (complexity) of the Existential Paradise Trinity is fully beyond finite human conceptions presently. But we should try to grasp the hundreds of pages on this Trinity Reality newly revealed in this Fifth Epochal Revelation which is a most worthy lifetime study if you want to better comprehend and share new Reality and new Truth.]
3. LOCAL UNIVERSE SOVEREIGNTY
21:3.15 Before the completion of the bestowal career a Creator Son rules with certain self-imposed limitations of sovereignty, but subsequent to his finished bestowal service he rules by virtue of his actual experience in the form and likeness of his manifold creatures. When a Creator has seven times sojourned among his creatures, [on seven different levels,] when the bestowal career is finished, then is he supremely settled in universe authority; he has become a Master Son, a Sovereign and Supreme Ruler.
21:3.16 The technique of obtaining Supreme Sovereignty over a local universe involves the following seven experiential steps: ...
21:3.23 [step #] 7. To achieve new and higher relationship with the [evolving Deity] Supreme Being. The repercussion of the totality of this Creator-creature experience augments the superuniverse reality of God the Supreme and the time-space sovereignty of the Almighty Supreme and factualizes the Supreme local universe Sovereignty of a Paradise Michael. [This is complex and further explained in other Papers of this Revelation]
5. RELATION OF MASTER SONS TO THE UNIVERSE
21:5.6 With the achievement of supreme local universe sovereignty, there passes from a Michael Son the power and opportunity to create entirely new types of creature beings during the present universe age. But a Master Son’s loss of power to originate entirely new orders of beings in no way interferes with the work of life elaboration already established and in process of unfoldment; this vast program of universe evolution goes on without interruption or curtailment. The acquirement of supreme sovereignty by a Master Son implies the responsibility of personal devotion to the fostering and the administering of that which has already been designed and created, and of that which will subsequently be produced by those who have been thus designed and created. In time there may develop an almost endless evolution of diverse beings, but no entirely new pattern or type of intelligent creature will henceforth take direct origin from a Master Son. This is the first step, the beginning, of a settled administration in any local universe.
6. DESTINY OF THE MASTER MICHAELS
21:6.2 The completion of the creature-bestowal careers and the elevation to supreme universe sovereignty must signify the completed liberation of a Michael’s finite-action capacities accompanied by the appearance of capacity for more-than-finite service. For in this connection we note that such Master Sons are then restricted in the production of new types of creature beings, a restriction undoubtedly made necessary by the liberation of their superfinite potentialities.
21:6.3 It is highly probable that these undisclosed Creator powers will remain self-contained throughout the present universe age. But sometime in the far-distant future, in the now mobilizing [Master] universes of outer space, we believe that the liaison between a sevenfold Master Son and a seventh-stage Creative Spirit may attain to absonite [Transcendental, Ultimate] levels of service attended by the appearance of new things, meanings, and values on transcendental levels of ultimate universe significance. [Tremendous !]
PAPER 25 THE MESSENGER HOSTS OF SPACE
4. TECHNICAL ADVISERS
25:4.12 Those mortals and midwayers who serve transiently with the advisers are chosen for such work because of their expertness in the concept of universal law and supreme justice. As you journey toward your Paradise goal, constantly acquiring added knowledge and enhanced skill, you are continuously afforded the opportunity to give out to others the wisdom and experience you have already accumulated; all the way in to Havona [one billion immense spheres circling around the nuclear Isle of Paradise] you enact the role of a pupil-teacher. You will work your way through the ascending levels of this vast experiential university by imparting to those just below you the new-found knowledge of your advancing career. In the universal regime you are not reckoned as having possessed yourself of knowledge and truth until you have demonstrated your ability and your willingness to impart this knowledge and truth to others. [We are forever advancing student-teachers. The more truth you share, the more living truth you are !]
7. THE MORONTIA COMPANIONS
25:7.2 Though you will have earnest and progressively difficult tasks to perform on the  morontia [soul-level] training worlds of Nebadon, you will always be provided with regular seasons of rest and reversion. Throughout the journey to Paradise there will always be time for rest and spirit play; and in the career of Light and Life there is always time for worship and new achievement.
[Part 2 of this Study will be published here Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM CST (new Study material here usually each Mon. Wed. and Fri. at 8:00 PM CST)]
Past TOPICAL STUDIES 85 and 86
Past TOPICAL STUDY 1-on
Spiritual High-Lights of Jesus Christ
Spiritual High-Lights of the Fifth Epochal Revelation
FIFTH EPOCHAL REVELATION (full text and my added comments)
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (shorter, with some FER)